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EUGENE W. ABRAMS, 88, of Mansfield, PA entered eternal life on March 4, 2016 after a long illness. Gene (son of Ralph Abrams and Ann [Vaow] Abrams) graduated from Tunkhannock HS in 1945 just after VE Day. He promptly joined the Merchant Marines where he was involved with the transport of military goods and battle-weary troops from the final months of the European theater. He then spent a post-war year in the Army in occupied Japan. Gene loved to travel and was pleased to say that he had crossed both major oceans by the time he was 18. Gene spent his professional years in several positions with Jersey Central Power and Light and then Penelec for 30 years. Despite sometimes working long hours in bad weather and under challenging circumstances, he loved to tell stories of the many adventures experienced while helping to restore power during and after storms and other natural disasters in PA and other Eastern states and Canada. He enjoyed meeting and interacting with the many customers whom he met even while on routine service calls and happily shared those stories even after accepting other positions at Penelec. Despite a love for travel, it was well known that Gene's favorite things were a chainsaw, logs to cut, a pile of seasoned wood, the stove in which to burn it, and his cozy recliner in the living room on Pickle Hill from where he would watch the moon rise on a clear evening. He loved to be active and was always planning ahead for family needs and following through on whatever he needed or wanted to do for us. He enjoyed carving out his "estate" on Pickle Hill for 45 years and was member of the United Methodist Church in Mansfield. Gene loved to share laughter and was generous in countless other ways, as well as interested in the world around him. He would have been lost without the love and dedication of his beloved wife of 65 years, Alice Harding. He adored and was very proud of his three grandchildren, telling everyone about them even during his final days. Gene was predeceased by parents and a brother and sister and their spouses and is survived by Alice, two children (Charol [Dan] Clementi and Kevin [Mary Simmons]), three granddaughters (Alicia [Ben] Augustine, and Emily and Cara Clementi), 2 great-grandchildren, a brother-in-law (Norman Harding), and numerous nieces and nephews. The family requests no flowers and, if desired, please donate to Aid to the Church in Need in Gene's name. Friends are invited to call at the Wilston Funeral Home 130 S. Main St. Mansfield, on Monday, March 7, from 5 to 8 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 9:30 AM at Holy Child Catholic Church, S. Main St. Mansfield. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/6/2016

JANET MARIE ALVOID, 45, of Hornbrook, Pa., passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 following a motor vehicle accident in Hornbrook. Janet was born Nov. 27, 1970 in Towanda, Pa., the daughter of Howard H. Alvoid Jr. and Joan Marie Camp Alvoid. Janet loved spending time with her family and caring for her pets. Surviving are her life mate, Paul S. Burgess; sons, James S. Burgess of Owego, N.Y., Matt C. Burgess of Hornbrook, and Edward C. "Lyle" Burgess of Hornbrook; granddaughter, Harmony; brothers, Howard (Brenda) Alvoid of Horseheads, N.Y., David (Sherry) Alvoid of New Albany, and James Alvoid of Monroe Township; step sisters, Kathleen (Richard) Robinson and Louise (Kenneth) Smith; step brother, Harold Fiscus III; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her mother, Joan Marie Camp Fiscus who passed away in the same accident; her father, Howard H. Alvoid Jr. on Sept. 10, 1989; and step father, Harold S. Fiscus Jr. on April 8, 2003. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting Janet's family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 4/23/2016

ANGELO –JOSEPHINE MARIE GARDNER, age 87, of Mildred, Pa. went to be with her heavenly family on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, at the Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa. Josephine was born in Mildred, Pa. on April 8, 1928, a daughter of the late Ralph and Della Grille Angelo. She attended the Cherry Township School, and married James J. Gardner, of Lopez, Pa., on Jan. 28, 1949. They celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary in January of this year. Josephine worked at the former Weldon Mfg. Co., of Lopez, Pa., Harrington Creamery, in Dushore, Pa., and the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Co. of Mildred, Pa.She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi, Church, Mildred, Pa., and enjoyed volunteering in the community, and helping the church with its bazaars and bingo. Surviving her are Jake Gardner, at home; sons, John (Kathy) Gardner of Mildred, Pa., and Richard Gardner of Martinsburg, W.Va.; daughters, Rosemary Minarsky of Monroeton, Pa., Cynthia (Mike) Matje of Hatboro-Horsham, Pa. and Patricia (Harold) Brainard of Manassas, Va.; as well as seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sisters, Rose Lang and Mary T. Juba, both of Mildred, Pa. and a brother, August Angelo of Baltimore, Md.A Mass of Christian Burial will at celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 4, 2016, at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred, Pa. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass at the church.The family will provide the flowers and direct donations to Ber-Mil Fire and Ambulance P.O. Box 74, Mildred, PA or the charity of one’s choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore. –Towanda Daily Review 3/1/2016

ARSENAULT –CONSTANCE MARIE ELLIS, 85, wife of Jack Ellis of 253 Golden Road, Waverly, N.Y., passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 3, due to complications after a sudden illness. She was born Aug. 3, 1930, in Haverhill, Mass., the daughter of Phillippe and Louise Arsenault. For 38 years Connie was married to Forrest Currier until his passing in 1986. She and Forrest resided in Newton Junction, N.H., where they raised their six children. Connie was a seamstress just like her mother and worked from home when her children were young. In later years she stitched for Eastern Canvas Co., Plymouth Stitching and Globe Manufacturing. In 1991, Connie married Jack Ellis and moved to Waverly, N.Y., where she spent 24 happy years. She and Jack enjoyed taking trips to Florida, Tennessee and Branson, Mo., to name a few. Her happiest vacations were the twice-a-year trips back to New Hampshire visiting her children. An annual chicken barbecue on Connie's birthday and her family's Christmas party in Newton Junction was something she and Jack looked forward to each year. When Connie moved to New York she joined Jack in his interests in the Grange, church, and even became a ballot clerk for the town. An avid bingo player, Connie spent many enjoyable evenings with all of her friends at the bingo hall. She and Jack loved going on their once-a-week trip to Tioga Downs, where they made many new acquaintances. You could always find Connie willing to play any card game one could think of and she was known by her kids to be the queen of the canasta game. Some of her favorite times were those spent at the homes of Jack's children and grandchildren, making many lasting memories during cookouts, holidays and other celebrations. Connie was predeceased by her sister, Theresa Lampkin, and brothers Raymond Arsenault, Richard Arsenault and Russell Arsenault. Her brother, Carroll resides in Haverhill, Mass. Connie is survived by her children Lynne Doucette and husband Deloss, Cheryl Thayer and her husband Raymond, both of Newton Junction, N.H., Pamela Yacubacci and her husband Donald of Haverhill, Mass., Forrest (Rusty) Currier and his wife Marie of Hampstead, N.H., Toby Currier of Kingston, N.H., Brett Currier and his wife Brenda of Gilmanton, N.H.; her stepdaughters Denise Spaulding and her husband John of Waverly, and Nancy Jo Miller and her husband Bruce of Gillett, Pa.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life church service will be held in Waverly at the Waverly Presbyterian Church, 459 Park Ave., on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 at 2 p.m. A graveside service and burial will be held in the spring in Newton Junction, N.H. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the North Barton Grange, P.O. Box 679, Waverly, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of The Thomas Cremation and Funeral Service, 129 Elmira St., Sayre, Pa. –Sayre Morning Times 2/5/2016

J0HN WILLIAM ‘JACK’ AVERY, age 70, of Troy, Pa. died Friday Feb. 12, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 25, 1945 to Donald and Ruth (Knowlton) Avery. He graduated from Troy High School in 1963 and Williamsport Technical Institute in 1965. He married Bonnie (Young) Avery on July 16, 1965. They had 3 daughters, Jean (Bill) Vickery, Crystal (Rick) Gilliland, and Niki Weed; eight grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. Jack worked in commercial and residential construction from 1965 to semi-retirement in 2007. He enjoyed creating wood pieces with his scroll saw, camping, trips down Pine Creek, traveling, and gardening. Jack is survived by his wife, Bonnie; 2 sisters, Linda (Steve) Prior and Gail (William) Hunter; brother-in-law, Doug (JaNell) Young and mother-in-law, Shirley Young. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Lung Cancer Alliance, www.lungcanceralliance.org. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. is assisting the family. –Towanda Daily Review 2/14/2016

BAKER –JESSI LEIGH ANNE GETCHELL, 21, of Athens, Pa., hung up her gloves peacefully at home with her family by her side on Saturday, February 27, 2015. She was born on April 29, 1994 in Elmira, N.Y., the daughter of Jeff and Jenni Carlin Baker. Jessi attended Athens Area Schools. Participating in the Special Olympics, she brought home a Gold Medal. Jessi touched many lives with her courage, strength, fighting spirit, and her winning smile. Every person that met her knew that their lives had been changed and realized the impact she had made on their lives. She was well loved and will be missed by all those that knew her. She is predeceased by her maternal grandfather and friend Gary "Bopie" Carlin, maternal great-grandparents Edward and Charleen (Post) Allen, and Richard and Catherine (Furman) Carlin, grandmother Jean Baker, and her best friend and dog companion Peaches. Jessi is survived by her parents Jenni and Jeff Baker of Athens, Pa., siblings Richard Getchell III of Lockwood, N.Y., Laurisa Getchell of Athens, Pa., and her twin sister Megan Getchell of Sayre, Pa., Kip Getchell of Waverly, N.Y., grandmother Laura (Allen) Carlin of Athens, a very special uncle Gregory Baker of Sayre, aunts Christina (Colin) Cole of Sayre, and Von Carlin of Dubois, Pa., uncles Louis Carlin of Athens, Michael (Dora) Carlin of Athens, and Stephen (Kelly) Carlin of Athens, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is also survived by a very special friend and her caregiver Heather Johnson of Rome, Pa. Friends and family may call on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 5 p.m. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Jessi's memory to Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, PA. Jessi's family would like to thank the nursing and medical agencies, many nurses, and Guthrie Hospice who cared for Jessi with kindness and dignity. –Sayre Morning Times 2/29/2016

BALL –DONNA JEAN BALL HOLLAND, 53, of Gillett, Pa., passed away Friday night, April 22, 2016 at her mother's home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 21, 1963 in Scranton, Pa., the daughter of the late Floyd Ball Jr., who passed away July 25, 1999, and Margaret J. Rought Ball of Wyalusing, Pa. She attended Wyalusing and Towanda area schools while growing up. Donna was employed with Cargill (Taylor Packing) in Wyalusing and with R.G. Brown in Laceyville with her Uncle Jimmy by her side until she became a homemaker for her family in 2000. She enjoyed fishing, knitting, crocheting, and watching WWE wrestling. She loved country music, especially that of David Allan Coe. Donna was a very caring and loving person that had a heart of gold and she was always there if you needed her. Donna is survived by her loving companion of 20 years, Nate Farney of Gillett, Pa.; her children, Bobbi Jo Newton, Gina Watson, and Bryan Lee Holland all of Sandy Hook, Ky.; her grandchildren, Tori Newton, Serenity Newton, Jayce Watson and Brylee Holland all of Sandy Hook, Ky.; her mother, Margaret J. Rought Ball of Wyalusing, Pa.; her sister, Debbie Deacon of Wyalusing, Pa.; Mike Kelley of Rome, Pa., who she thought of as a brother; her very special aunt, Joyce Cintron of Gillett, Pa.; her aunts and uncles Sonny and Gloria Rought of Laceyville, Pa., Myron and Martha Wildrick of Stevensville, Pa. and Lynne Brown of Laceyville, Pa.; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Aside from her father, she was preceded in death by her son, Anthony Holland in 1986; her uncles, James Rought, Jack Rought and Alfonso Cintron; and aunts Betty Rought and Ruth Chilson as well as several other aunts and uncles. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, 155 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa., with Reverend Beverly Murphy officiating. Family and friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service, on Thursday, April 28, 2016, at the funeral home. The family will provide flowers and asks in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Sheldon Funeral Homes, P.O. Box 370, Wyalusing, PA to help with final expenses. –Towanda Daily Review 4/26/2016

FLOYD ‘BEAVER’ BALL a guest at the Carpenter Care Center, Tunkhannock, died Saturday July 24, 1999 at the Tyler Memorial Hospital, TunkhannockBorn Dec. 8, 1934, in Tunkhannock, he was the son of Winnie (Puterbaugh) Ball, of Tunkhannock, and the late Floyd Ball Sr. Before retiring he worked as a janitor at the Prince Hotel, Tunkhannock. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Elizabeth Shaffer; and grandson, Anthony R. Holland. Surviving are daughters, Deborah Deacon, Stevensville; Donna Holland, Wyalusing; brothers, Kenneth, Bainbridge, Calif.; Clarence, Ronald and Robert, all of Tunkhannock; Richard, Nicholson; sisters, Linda Howard, Mill City; Ethel Lopez, Lake Havausau, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Interment will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today. –Wilkes-Barre Times Leader 7/26/1999

MALCOLM M. BALLARD, 73, of Monroe Township, Pa. passed away early Thursday morning, Feb. 18, 2016 at his home following declining health. Malcolm was born in Williamsport, Pa. on March 7, 1942, the son of Lynn and Elizabeth McEntyre Ballard.He was employed by the Towanda Area School District for many years until his retirement. Malcolm enjoyed the outdoors, caring for his property, gardening and cutting wood. Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Betty Johnson Ballard; son, Randy Ballard and wife Sheila of Monroe Township; granddaughters, Amanda Smith and husband Elmer Smith Sr. of Wyalusing, Brittany Ballard (Erik Potter) of Monroe Township; special great-grandson, Elmer Smith Jr.; brother, Harry Ballard of Hamlin, Pa.; half-brother, Ray Bagley of Canton; half-sister, Melanie of Williamsport; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Ballard.A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting Malcolm's family with arrangements. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Monroe Hose Company, P.O. Box 48, Monroeton, PA in Malcolm's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 2/20/2016

BARTHOLOMEW –PRISCILLAR R. ‘PAT’ BARTHOLOMEW MOORE, age 75 of Morrison, CO, passed away Feb. 4, 2016 at Bear Creek Care & Rehab. Pat was born on July 22, 1940 in Lock Haven, PA; daughter of the late, Larence & Ruby (Hoffman) Bartholomew. Pat is survived by a daughter, Jerrilynn (John) McDonald, Wellsburg, NY; sons, Shawn (Amy) Moore, Billings MT; and Jeff Moore, Arvada CO; 7 grandchildren, Chad (Lisa) McDonald, Travis (Rachelle) McDonald, Troy McDonald, Brandon Moore, LaShawna (Danny) Bohr, Nick (Kayla) Adams, and Brody Moore; 4 great grandchildren; sisters, Haroldine (Tom) Peasley, Barb (Ron) Shaffer, Norma (Terry) Kelley, Stacey Oshrin; brother, Donald (Teresa) Bartholomew; many nieces and nephews; very special aunt, Tootie Laubscher who she kept close in heart. Pat had a love for her Yorkie dog's "D.K". She attended Bald Eagle High School, Mill Hall, PA; Also Corning Community Collage to become a Broker for Shoemaker Real Estate in the 70's. She loved her coffee breaks at the local diner's. There will be no calling hours. Her final resting place will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven PA. Those wishing to make donations in Pat's name may do so to the Chemung County SPCA, 2435, Elmira, NY. Her children would like to thank the staff at Bear Creek for the wonderful care, support and love they gave during her stay. She will be missed and forever in our hearts. –Elmira Star-gazette 2/7/2016

BARTZ –GERTRUDE BARTZ ABRAMS MAY beloved mother of Barbara Davis (Milton), Patricia Abrams (Sally Pedley), Robert Abrams Jr. (Sonya) and Edward Abrams (Lorelei) passed away on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016.She was born and raised in Croydon, Pa., the daughter of Henry and Wanda Bartz. She married Robert Chase Abrams, Sr. on March 23, 1946. Together they built their first home where they lived and raised their four children. In 1974, they built and moved into their dream home in "God's country," Monroeton, Pa. Her husband passed away in 1990 and in 1993 she married Frank May, who showed her the world through their many travels. She and Frank enjoyed 17 years together before he passed away in 2010.Gertrude was employed for 13 years by First National Bank of Bradford County until her retirement in 1993. In her later years, Gertrude's love of flowers led her to take an instrumental role in establishing and caring for the rock garden at Trinity Lutheran Church in Towanda. She was fiercely devoted to her family, flowers, and mowing on her John Deere.In addition to her children, she will be missed by her 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. The family is especially grateful to Gertrude's Hospice care team, Karen, Violet, Connie, Melissa, Trudy and the rest of the Hospice staff. These individuals were her angels and were deeply appreciated. Abiding by her wishes, there will be no visitation or services. A private gathering for family to honor her will be held in the spring, her favorite time of year. For those wishing to honor Gertrude, the family requests that you kindly consider a donation in Gertrude's name to Guthrie Hospice, Trinity Lutheran Church, or the charity of your choice . The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting Gertrude's Family with arrangements.
The kiss of the sun for pardonThe song of the birds for mirth
One is nearer God's heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on Earth.
Dorothy F. B. Gurney –Towanda Daily Review 2/24/2016

BENNINGER –MARGARET A. BENNINGER FASSETT, age 69, of Laceyville, Pa., passed away early Wednesday morning, March 16, 2016 at the Tyler Memorial Hospital, in Tunkhannock, Pa., with her family by her side. Margaret was born on Dec. 13, 1946 on Spring Hill, Pa., the daughter of the late Gerald and Neva Garris Benninger. Growing up and living in Laceyville, she was a graduate from the Wyalusing High School with the class of 1965. Throughout her life, Margaret was employed with the L&M Sportswear in Black Walnut, Pa.; Mindy Sue Dress Factory in Laceyville, Pa.; Village Variety in Wyalusing, Pa.; and Eb's Market in Laceyville, Pa. She also cleaned many area residents' houses for many years. Margaret married David C. Fassett on Dec. 27, 1963, and together they raised two daughters. She was a member of the Goodwill Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed embroidery and quilting. She took great pleasure in following her grandchildren around to watch them play sports. She loved her dogs and most of all loved to spend time with her family. Margaret is survived by her husband of 52 years, David C. Fassett at home; her daughters, Lisa Jayne and her husband Brett of Laceyville and Gretta Robbins and her husband Darrell of Laceyville; her grandchildren, Kyle Jayne and his wife Nicole of Gillett, Pa., Nichole Jayne of Laceyville, Hailey Jayne of Laceyville, and Dylan Robbins and his wife Kelsey of Laceyville; her great-grandchildren, Landen, Karsen, Bentley, Pyper, and Zariah; her brothers, Charles Benninger, of Towanda, Pa. and David Lyman of Laceyville, Pa.; her extended family, Iva Fassett, Martha (Steven) Boice, Maryetta (William) Walter, Richard (Ruth) Fassett, Charles (Joyce) Fassett, Edward (Lynn) Fassett and Clifford Fassett; her very close friends, Linda and Jim Morris and Melinda Eberlin; special nephew and niece, Brad and Malindia Fassett; as well as many other nieces and nephews and cousins. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by many brothers in laws and sister-in-laws, also two very special friends, MaryAnn Burgess, and Debra Kunkle Sabatelle. Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday evening, March 19, 2016 at the Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. As abiding with Margaret's wishes, there will be no memorial services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Margaret's name to the Goodwill Fire Co., P.O. Box 207, Laceyville, PA or to the Northeast Pa. Lions Eye Bank, 2346 Jacksonville Rd., Bethlehem, PA. –Towanda DailyReview 3/17/2016

BIRD –GENEVIEVE (BIRD) POTTER, 93, of Odessa, passed away on Monday, February 22, 2016 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 26, 1922 in Ridgebury, PA, a daughter of the late Lyle and Esther (Burt) Bird. Mrs. Potter retired as Administrative Manager in Avian and Aquatic Animal Medicine at the NYS Veterinary College Cornell University. She was a member of the Odessa-Catharine United Methodist Church for many years. She is survived by her sons, Robert C. (Sandra) Potter, Jr. of Vestal, NY, David L. (Paula) Potter of Chula Vista, CA, and Thomas L. (Mary Margaret) Potter of Milbridge, ME; granddaughters, Kristen (David) Webster and Kimberly Potter of Lockport, NY; grandsons, Zachary and Benjamin of Chula Vista, CA; sister, Grace (Jack) Davis of Horseheads; brother-in-law, Charles Lovell of Odessa; great granddaughter, Kaylee Anne Webster of Lockport; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Lt. Col Robert C. Potter; sister, Cleo Lovell; and brother, Ray Bird. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. A funeral service will follow at 12:30 pm Saturday at the Odessa-Catharine United Methodist Church, 305 Church St. in Odessa. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Genevieve's memory to the Odessa-Catharine United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 203, Odessa, NY or to a charity of your choice. A special thank you to the staff at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility for all they did for Gen and her family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/24/2016

BIXBY –FRAN GORE, 84, of Luthers Mills, died Feb. 25, 2016 at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit. She was born May 25, 1931 in Waverly, N.Y. to James W. and Mildred F. Bixby. She was a graduate of Nichols High School, Nichols, N.Y., class of '48 and Broome Community College, class of '50. Fran was employed at the GTE Sylvania plant prior to her marriage to Carl Gore on April 30, 1954. They spent 54 years working side by side on their farm, Deerlick Run Farm, until his passing on April 22, 2008. Fran was a member of the Towanda First Presbyterian Church for over 50 years and touched the lives of many people in the church through her service as a Sunday school teacher, youth group leader, elder and deacon. She is survived by her children, Jim (Sue) Gore, Luthers Mills, Scott Gore, Luthers Mills, and Alice Stickler, Millerton. She is also survived by her grandchildren, long-time caregiver, Dorothy (TJ) Scott, caregiver, Julie (Nate) Harrington, Melisa (Ron) Wheeler, Jolene (Joe White) Stickler, Caleb (Kari Thompson) Gore, and Rebekah (Beau) Waluk. She has many cherished great-grandchildren, PJ White, Trent Williams, Hunter and Levi Scott, Emilee and Brylee Gore, Nicholas Wheeler, Larissa Short and Dagyn Waluk. Fran is also survived by her brother, Jim "Buddy" Bixby, Blacksburg, Va., brother-in-law, Jerry Adey, Afton, Va., sisters-in-law, Gladys Foster, Towanda, Pa., and Norma Moore, Sayre, Pa., as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Fran was predeceased by her husband, Carl, and her sisters, Kay Larsen and Lynn Adey. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church, Court St., Towanda, Pa., with a memorial service immediately following, with the Rev. Rachel Stahle presiding. Burial will be private, at the convenience of the family. The family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St., Towanda, PA or to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA in Fran's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 2/26/2016

BLISS –BONNIE G. YOUNG age 74 of Tioga, PA passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. Born February 10, 1942 in Corning, she was the daughter of the late Nathan E. and Georgiana (Newberry) Bliss. Bonnie worked at the Ingersoll-Rand in Painted Post and was member of the Knoxville Eastern Star Chapter #328 for over 50 years. She enjoyed playing cards and her trips to the restaurant. She is survived by her children, Timothy Spencer and Martha Salbego of Corning, NY and Richard Spencer and Lisa Holden of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Zachery, Tyler and Alexis Spencer; daughters in law, Angie Spencer of Elmira and Julie Spencer of Millerton, PA; stepchildren, Lisa Ingersoll of Blossvale, NY, Brian Young of Kingston, NY, Brenda Jo Young of Tioga, PA and Tim Young of Blossburg and numerous cousins. Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Young on October 1, 1995. Family will receive friends at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St. Elkland on Saturday 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 PM. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, 2:00 PM with Pastor Mary Dotson officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Bonnie's honor to a charity of your choice. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/23/2016

CHRISTOPBER BRIAN BONAVITA, age 45, of Meshoppen, PA passed away Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the Community Medical Center in Scranton, PA. Chris was born on April 10, 1971 the son of the late John J. Bonavita Sr. who passed away on October 14, 2015 and Mary Ann Bullock Bonavita who passed away on January 24, 2013. Chris attended Elk Lake High School. Chris was engaged to marry Lindsay Rae McIntyre. Chris was a truck driver for C. Bonavita Trucking. He also assisted with chores at the family farm, Jon-Ann Farms and was self-employed as he worked in stone quarries in the surrounding area. He was a member of Susquehanna County 4-H and the Susquehanna County Pullers Association. Being a member of the pullers association was much more than just a membership, Chris has a deep love and passion for truck and tractor pulling. He has won many pulls throughout the area. He showed animals at the Hartford Fair and liked to attend the fairs in the area. Chris loved to spend time with his family especially his son Kyle. Chris is survived by his son Kyle R. Bonavita of Auburn, PA; fiancé Lindsay Rae McIntyre and her daughter Bridgett G. McIntyre of Auburn, PA; sisters Cherie A. Bonavita; Cindy L. Bonavita; Patty L. Bonavita; and brother Stanley J. Bonavita and his wife Jennifer all of Auburn, PA. Also surviving are his nephews Alex J. Bonavita; Austin J. Bonavita; niece Autumn J. Bonavita; and extended family Kevin Palmer of Springville, PA. Besides his parents Chris was preceded in death by his brother John J. Bonavita Jr. who passed away on December 8, 2014 and sister Lori M. Bonavita who passed away on October 14, 2015. Funeral services for Chris will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the Sheldon Funeral Home, SR 6, Meshoppen, PA with Reverend Gary Myers of the Biblical Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Jersey Hill Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, April 22, 2016 from 2:00-4:00 PM and 6:00-9:00 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made at the Chris Bonavita Memorial Fund, Peoples Security Bank 3487 State Route 6, Meshoppen, PA or the Kyle Bonavita Scholarship Fund, 3487 State Route 6, Meshoppen, PA. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

BOUDMAN –ELEANOR RUPERT, 94, of Muncy, died Friday, March 18, 2016 at Valley View Nursing Center. Born March 4, 1922 in Greenwood Twp, she was a daughter of the late Bannis O. and Pearl (Renn) Boudman. She married the late Wilbur A.Rupert, who preceded her in death on February 10, 2012. Eleanor was a member of Moreland Baptist Church, where she attended the adult Sunday school classes, and also taught Sunday school for a number of years. In her spare time she enjoyed embroidery, sewing, gardening, and canning. Eleanor is survived by three daughters, Joyce Long of Unityville, Barbara Bryan of Hughesville, and Dian Davis of Sugarland, TX; four grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and two great -great grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Clay, Kenneth, Grant, Elery, and Chester Sr Boudman; and a sister Laura Rupert. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 22 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street with Rev. Robert Ingraham officiating. Burial will follow in Muncy Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers and asks memorial contributions be made to the Moreland Baptist Church, 118 Moreland Baptist Rd., Muncy, PA. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

MARK ALAN BOWERS, 58, aka 'Bullet,' 'Moose,' and 'Uncle Marker' of Liverpool, formerly of Tunkhannock, passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gerald and Shirley Bowers of Tunkhannock. Mark was employed at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock for 10-plus years. He was a member of the Triton Hose Company prior to moving to Liverpool where he was employed by his sister and brother-in-law at Ferryboat Campsites for 28 years serving as campground manager. He had a love for the campground and the many campers he has grown to love over the past 28 years. He loved all Philadelphia sports teams, Michigan football, spending summer vacations with his brother and family in Harbor Springs, Mich. He had a true love of photography, music, PCOA conventions, campfires and spending time on his golf cart visiting many friends and campers at the campsites. He was a past member of the Presbyterian Church in Tunkhannock and Liverpool Lions Club. He was famous for his homemade ham and bean soup which benefited the Ferryboat Campsite Church. Mark had a true love for his family. He is survived by his brother Wilson and wife Janette of Jackson, Mich.; sisters: Jane Wallis and husband Randy of Rehoboth Beach, Del., and Jeri Anderson and husband Rich of Lebanon; three nieces; three nephews; four great-nephews; and one great-niece. A celebration of his life is tentatively scheduled on his birthday, Saturday, April 23, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Liverpool. Memorial contributions can be made to Central Pennsylvania Hospice, 1320 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA. –Wyoming County Examiner 2/10/2016

HAROLD W. BRONSON, age 68, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. The son of the late Alfred and Edna (Weaver) Bronson, he was born Feb. 14, 1948 in Sayre, Pa.He was a kind soul, always doing for others. He could be found driving friends and acquaintances to doctor appointments and running errands. Harold enjoyed the simple things in life. He loved going to yard sales, collecting antiques, playing cards, and just spending time with family. After graduating from Towanda High School, Harold served in the United States Army and was stationed in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Over the years, he worked for Kennedy Valve, Taylor & McCarty's, and Masonite and was self-employed as a landscaper and groundskeeper. Surviving are two daughters, Deanna (Mark) Potter of Ulster, Colleen (Joel) Mullins of East Earl; former wife, Cherie Bronson of Burlington; grandchildren, Andrew and Melissa (Bristin Robinson) Potter, Erynn and Kaitlyn Mullins; nieces and nephews, Leslie (Diane) Isbell, Cathey Burlingame, Steve (Kate) Isbell, Allissa (William) Senn, Ted (Janet) Isbell, Deborah Roe, Gwen (Steve) Brion, Jason (Jennifer) Allen, Ryan (Teresa) Allen, and Matthew (Pamela) Allen; and close friends, Brad and Dan.Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Edna Bronson; dear sisters, Aileen (Clarence) Isbell and Margaret (Ivan) Teeter; his beloved brother and best friend, Thomas (Betty) Bronson; and special niece, Audrey (Jerry) Allen. A gathering of friends and family will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at the Saco Hill Church, Covered Bridge Road, Ulster. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Harold's memory to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Route 220, Ulster, PA or the Animal Care Sanctuary, P.O. Box A, East Smithfield, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 4/21/2016

PAUL ARTHUR BUNNELL died peacefully at his adopted home in Dallas, Texas, on Feb. 12, 2016. He was 95 years old. Paul was born Feb. 29, 1920, on a fifth-generation dairy farm in Meshoppen, to J. Arthur and Ruth Kiethline Bunnell. He was a graduate of Springville High School Class of 1938. His first job was in the Springville feed mill where he earned $15 a week. He married Helen Emily Olin of Montrose on July 26, 1941. They soon purchased a dairy farm near Auburn Four Corners where they lived until 2000, when they moved to Dallas, Texas, to be near their children. Paul left the dairy business in the early 1960s and started a small construction company, born in part from necessity and in part from a life-long interest in woodworking. He built more than 75 homes in the area and was the general contractor for construction of the Springville Baptist Church where he served on the boards of deacons and trustees for many years. He also served on the school board for Auburn Center School and as an auditor for Auburn Township. Paul and Helen's interests and social life during those years were anchored in their faith and church, reflecting a deeply-held conviction about the meaning and purpose of life. A quiet and unassuming man, Paul will be remembered by those who knew him as an intellectually curious and reflective person of great integrity and as one generous with his time and resources, always willing to help a neighbor or friend. His work ethic, resourcefulness, dependability and wisdom were an inspiration not only to his family, but to those who knew and admired him. He is survived by sons: William P. Bunnell of Redlands, Calif., and David A. Bunnell of Geneva, N.Y.; and a daughter Marcia L. Bateman of Dallas, Texas; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Helen Emily Olin Bunnell (2009) and his daughter, Susan J. Bunnell of Houston, Texas (2008). His siblings: Wayne K. Bunnell of Fort Meyers, Fla. and Gershom W. Bunnell of Meshoppen, both predeceased him. Memorial services to be private. Interment in the Bunnell Cemetery, Meshoppen. Memorial gifts may be made to the Springville Baptist Church, Springville, PA. Family contact is Marcia Bateman, 6466 Meadow Road, Dallas, TX . Arrangements are by the Regan Funeral Home, Montrose. –Wyoming County Examiner 2/17/2016

EARL H. BURDICK, 72, of Pine City, NY, passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2016. Born November 29, 1943 in Blossburg, PA, he was a son of the late Elmer and Mary (Ludwig) Burdick. Earl was a Graduate of Galeton High School in Galeton, PA. He retired from Corning Glass after 33 years of service. He loved to fish and enjoyed spending time with his family and his dog, Rascal. Earl is survived by two sons, Anthony (DeeDee) Burdick, Pine City and Steven (Debbie) Burdick, Elmira, NY; two daughters, Sharon (Brian) Yedinak, Seneca, PA and Peggy (Ken) Keesler, Franklin, PA; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren; four brothers; six sisters; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Earl was predeceased by a brother and a sister. A Private Memorial Service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Galeton, PA. Funeral Home –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/16/2016

MR. VINCENT ROY CALAMAN, age 81, of Monroeton, Pa., passed away on Feb. 23, 2016. Vince was born July 4, 1934, in Mildred, Pa. a son of the late Rocco and Marianna Lico Calaman. He graduated from the Cherry Township High School, a member of the class of 1952. He married the former Carol Walters of Dushore, who was the mother of his five children, and predeceased him in 2011. In 1980 he married former Helen Madeline Kovacs of the Bronx, N.Y., and she predeceased him in 2015. Vince served in the U.S. Navy at the end of the Korean conflict from 1955 to 1959.He was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul's Church, Towanda, Pa.Vince retired from PennDOT after 20 years of service. He was a gifted writer and for over 50 years wrote many articles and letters-to-the-editor in The Daily Review. He also published a book of his wife Helen's life story. Vince enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and taking photographs.In retirement Helen and Vince enjoyed traveling across the country. Surviving are his children and grandchildren, David (Kay) Calaman, of Monroeton, Pa.; Gary (Jeanette) Calaman; Darren, Sierra, Akeem, Vanessa, and Khabeera of Towanda, Pa.; Michael (Amy) Calaman; Roxanne, Rachael, Robyn, Daniel, and Katelyn of Monroeton, Pa.; Christopher Calaman; Chelsie, Jazlynn, and Marriah of Monroeton, Pa.; Jeneanne Calaman, Mya, and Sarah, of Powell, Pa.; step-son, step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren, Robert W. (Bonnie) Petruschak Jr. of Athens, Pa., Jamie Petruschak, of Owego, N.Y., and Stacie (Scott) McQuay, of Sayre, Pa. and Alex McQuay, and Emi McQuay; sister, Helen (Sonny) Covey of Monroeton, Pa.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Vince was predeceased by a grandson, Jeremy Calaman and siblings: an infant, Anna Calaman (in Italy), Warren Calaman, Theodore Calaman, Joe Calaman, Bernard Calaman, Phoebe Shaffer Brink, Rose Boudman, Anna Miller, Lena Calaman, and Mary Henley. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 at St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery, Mildred, Pa., with the Rev. Richard Rojas, pastor, presiding. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 2/25/2016

CARMAN –SHEILA K. HILTON - On the afternoon of Saturday, February 27th, 2016, Sheila Kay (Carman) Hilton of Granville Summit went home to be with the Lord after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 46 years of age. Born December 1st, 1969 in Towanda, she was the daughter of Ronald and Donna (Morse) Carman. Sheila was a graduate of Canton Area High School’s Class of 1988, after which she attended the Williamsport School of Commerce, graduating in 1991. Throughout most of her adult life she was employed at Troy Community Hospital. She was married to Michael A. Hilton, with whom she raised two children. Although somewhat quiet and shy, Sheila had a smile that could light up a room and went out of her way to help others. She also took great care of her appearance, as any professional should. In her spare time she enjoyed reading, crocheting and vacations at the seashore, and kept a collection of sand samples from beaches up and down the east coast. She was a fan of country music, especially the music of Alan Jackson. Most of all, Sheila loved being with her family, playing games and enjoying good times. Sheila is survived by her husband, Michael A. Hilton, at home, parents Ronald and Donna (Morse) Carman and son Anthony M. Hilton, all of Canton, daughter Angelina Hilton of Sayre, brother Thomas (& Cammy) Carman of Coryland. Also survived by Uncle Ralph (& Donna) Carman, Aunt Ann (& Wes) Hodge, Uncle Robert (& Marlene) Morse, Uncle Donald (& Roberta) Morse, grandson and apple of her eye Wyatt Hilton, special nephews Dominic and Terence Carman, as well as mother-in-law Bonnie Hilton, brother-in-law Howard Jr. (& Denise) Hilton and their daughter Amber, Uncle David (& Mindy) Hilton and their children Kayla, David and Nicolas, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Ruth & Harold Morse and paternal grandparents, Helen and Donald Carman as well as uncles: James & William Morse and Richard & John Carman and father-in-law, Howard Hilton Sr. A celebration of Sheila’s life will be held Saturday March 5th at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St. with visitation from 1 PM to 2 PM. Service will be at 2 o’clock PM with Pastor Dylan Pepper officiating. The family will provide the flowers and suggests that memorial contributions in Sheila’s There's still time to send flowers to the Celebration of Life at the Morse & Kleese at 2:00 PM on Mar 5, 2016. –Towanda Daily Review 3/1//2016

THE REV. JAMES O. CARR, age 80, of Waverly, N.Y., formerly of the Hogback Road, Chemung, N.Y., passed away peacefully at home on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. The Rev. Carr was born in Hammond, N.Y., son of the late Orrin and Ethel (Tanner) Carr. He graduated high school and then obtained his Masters In Divinity. Jim served many churches during his career. Mannsville, N.Y., Lorraine, N.Y., Chemung, N.Y., Hicks, N.Y., Wellsburg, N.Y., Lowman, N.Y., and Wilawana, Pa., were some of the local churches he served prior to his retirement in 2000 and again in 2012. Jim also was a gentleman farmer, enjoying his chickens and sharing the eggs he gathered. Jim was also a part-time employee at the Roberts Funeral Home, where he also served many families that were in need. He was a member of the Chemung United Methodist Church, Endless Mountains Draft Horse Club, enjoyed the outdoors, his farm and his family and many friends. Surviving are his wife Dawn Winfield-Carr of Waverly, two sons and daughters-in-law, Russell (Sherry) Carr of Tully, N.Y., Rodger (Jeannette) Carr of Watertown, N.Y., a daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia (Greg) Misewicz of Lafayette, N.Y., stepchildren, Darlene Kent of Corning, Jamie (Tom) Wujastyk of Erin, N.Y., Michael Kent of Corning, grandchildren, Zachery Misewicz and Rachel Carr, stepgrandchildren, Madeline Kent, Serena Gassner and Natalie Kent, a brother and sister-in-law, Gary (Alfa) Carr of Florida, and several nieces, nephews and friends. Jim was predeceased by his parents, four siblings, and his wife Dawn L. (Durant) Carr on June 26, 2010. Family and friends are invited to call Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 from 10-11 a.m. at the Chemung United Methodist Church, 703 Main St., Chemung, N.Y. The Rev. Carr's service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 11 a.m. with his friend Mr. Mark K. Lemmon officiating. Following the service, all are invited to a dish-to-pass luncheon at the church fellowship hall. Memorial contributions in the Rev. Carr's name may be made to the Chemung United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 38, Chemung, NY. –Sayre Morning Times 2/10/2016

JOHN CASEMAN, 50, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., passed away while surrounded by his family on Thursday morning, April 28, 2016, at the Guthrie Troy Community Hospital following a brief but courageous battle with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), an aggressive brain cancer. John Elwin was born Sept. 20, 1965 in Troy, Pa. He was the beloved only son of Elwin "Skip" and Leatrice "Cookie" (Spencer) Caseman of Columbia Cross Roads. John was a 1984 graduate of Canton High School. He worked for Canton's Canford Manufacturing for 28 years before most recently driving truck for H. Rockwell and Sons Feed Mill; a position that he loved. John was an avid hunter and member of the NRA. He was partial to John Deere Tractors and was a member of the Endless Mountains Antique Tractor and Machinery Association. A huge NASCAR fan, John supported Dale Earnhardt Jr. He also enjoyed many camping trips to Penn's Cave and to Benezette, Pa., to watch the elk. In addition to his parents, John is survived by his grandmother, Adele Caseman of Springfield; step-grandmother, Elizabeth Spencer of Gloucester, Va.; aunts and uncles, Donna and Jerome Mase of Lodi, N.Y., and Connie and Larry Forrest of Towanda; six close cousins: Steven Moretz of Lodi, N.Y., Laurie (Vince) Haduck of Corning, Tracy (Jeff Saxon) Young, Ronda (Darin) Johnson, Jody (Tammy) Forrest and Kim (Jeremy) Robinson all of Towanda; also many great aunts and uncles and numerous cousins. He was predeceased by paternal grandfather, Nelson Caseman; maternal grandparents, Carl and Harriett Spencer; and cousins, Kayla Young and Heather Mase. A memorial service to honor John's life will be announced at a later date. Those who wish may consider a memorial in his name to the Troy First Baptist Church, 579 Canton St., Troy, PA or to the Musella Foundation, 1100 Peninsula Blvd., Hewlett, NY with a notation of "Rosenbaum GBM Research Fund." Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting the family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 4/30/2016

CHILSON –MAMIE DELLA CHILSON BENNETT, 85, passed away Sunday morning, Feb. 7, 2016 and was soon re-united with her husband of 67 years, FREDERICK ORIN BENNETT SR., 90, who passed away Monday evening, Feb. 8, 2016. The couple made their home on Barclay Mountain, Franklin Township for many years. Mamie was born in Towanda on May 16, 1930, the daughter of Albert Leonard and Minnie Chilson. In early years, Mamie was employed by the Berlinger Silk Mill in Towanda. On Oct. 6, 1948 Mamie and Fred were united in marriage. Mamie's main interest in life surrounded her home and family. She was a member of the Monroeton Rod & Gun Club and enjoyed carpentry work and caring for her flowers. Fred was born in Towanda on Dec. 16, 1925, the son of John and Maude Bennett. In early years, Fred served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. Fred was employed by Penelec in Towanda for over 40 years until his retirement. Fred was also a member of the Monroeton Rod & Gun Club, Towanda Gun Club and Towanda American Legion. Fred loved the outdoors, hunting and visiting with family and friends. Their family includes their daughter Patricia K. Bennett of Liberty Corners; daughters-in-law Carol Johnson Bennett and Kathy Tuttle Bennett of Monroeton; grandchildren James Otis Bennett II., Jeremy Russell Bennett, Shelly Bennett Middendorf, Freda Marie Bennett, Brendon Johnson, William Dean Pelton Jr., Michael Paul Bennett; several great grandchildren; Fred's siblings Carl Bennett of Seattle, Wash., Janet Bennett Chilson of Herrickville, Jean Bennett Parks of Wyalusing; several nieces, nephews and cousins.In addition to their parents, Fred and Mamie were preceded in death by their sons Frederick Orin Bennett Jr., James Otis Bennett; Mamie's siblings Clyde and Leonard Chilson and Minnie Chilson and Fred's siblings Ruth Drislane and Donald Bennett. A memorial service for Mamie and Fred will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with Rev. Thomas Blackall officiating. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the funeral home. Interment will be private. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Monroe Hose Company, P.O. Box 48, Monroeton, PA or to the Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Company, 15 Grange Road, Monroeton, PA in Mamie and Fred Bennett's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 2/10/2016

WLLIAM A. CLEVELAND died after a brief illness in Ithaca, NY on January 30, 2016. He was 74. Bill was the son of George T. and Irene V. Cleveland of Elmira, NY. He grew up in Elmira, graduated from Southside High School in 1960, and from Hamilton College in 1964. After service in the U.S.Army, he joined Encyclopedia Britannica's editorial staff in Chicago, and stayed with EB for over thirty years. He specialized in geography, editing the Britannica Atlas (1984), and performing other executive tasks. After taking early retirement, he continued to be involved in writing and judged non-fiction book prizes. He also completed an extensive genealogy of the descendants of Achatias Vought, one of his ancestors. He was a life-long reader, a gourmet and music lover, and his ironic wit enlivened every discussion. He is survived by a sister, Carol Cleveland of Dryden, NY and seven cousins. A private memorial service is being planned for a later date. In lieu of other tributes, please eschew voting Republican. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/13/2016

JEFFREY BRIAN COLE of Waverly, NY, lost his battle on March 4, 2016 after a brief illness. He was born on July 3, 1958 to William F. and Ruth Cole Simpson. He was predeceased by his father, mother, stepfather Clint Simpson, and brothers Claude Harper and Dennis Cole. He is survived by his brothers Bill (Sherry) Cole, Ray Cole, Jim (Laura) Cole, John (Elaine) Cole, Ralph (Amanda) Simpson, and Carl Simpson, sisters: Sally (Vine) Plouse and Sue (Jack) Wheeler, and step siblings Ken Simpson, Craig Simpson and Julie Lovell, as well as several nieces and nephews, including Angela Cole Foley and Alan Cole who he cared a great deal for. He is also survived by girlfriend Nancy Works along with her family, especially her children Brittany Huffner, Danielle Huffner (with fiance Matt Buice), and Trevor Works. He will be greatly missed by his "little gray kitty" of 18 years Reese. Jeff worked at Robert Packer Hospital and then various automotive dealerships in the area with the last one being Ferrario Auto Team. Jeff enjoyed cooking, hunting, fishing, the Buffalo Bills, and NASCAR in his free time. He also loved his Thursday night "group" at the Rail House with close friends John Knapp, Jill and Reaf Deskins, Bill and Deb Chandler, Nancy, and Mary Gorman. He looked forward to Sundays at "The Man Cave" at John's with all of his friends. The families would like to thank the staff of the Sub-Acute Unit at Elderwood for all of their wonderful care and compassion during Jeff's final days. Per Jeff's wishes, there will be no calling hours or services. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/8/2016

CLAIR DURAND COOLBAUGH JR., 68 of Henrico, VA, formerly of Ithaca, NY, passed away peacefully at VCU hospital in Richmond, VA on Monday, April 25, 2016. Born in Ithaca, NY, son of the late Clair and Mary Coolbaugh (Charlie Havlick). Clair was a Veteran of the US Army and served in Vietnam. He retired from Lockheed Martin in May of 2014. He was an avid golfer, loved to garden and fish. Clair is survived by his loving wife Brenda of 47 years of Henrico, VA, his daughters: Heidi Hackett (Steve) of Liverpool, NY, Heather Snyder (John) of Glen Allen, VA, four beloved grandchildren Olivia and Gabriel Hackett and Katelyn and Audrey Snyder; one brother Eugene Coolbaugh (Flora) of Bershire, NY; three sisters Phyllis Paveling (Jack) of Scottsdale, AZ, Grace Henwood of Ithaca, NY and Donna Moore (Ed) of Ithaca, NY; several nieces, nephews, sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws. Services will be at Herson's Funeral Home, 110 S. Geneva St., Ithaca, NY Saturday, April 30, 2016. Calling hours are 10 a.m to 11:30 a.m., followed by a memorial service from 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Clair's memory can be made to The American Cancer Society. –Ithaca Journal 4/27/2016 contributed by Carol Brotzman

COVENEY –PATRICIA M. SOZANSKI, 87, of Buffalo, N.Y., passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016 at Beechwood Continuing Care, Getzville, N.Y. She was born in Athens, Pa., the daughter of the late Paul H. Coveney and Regina Elizabeth Cahill. She graduated from Athens High School and Jean Summer Business School in Elmira, N.Y. She was a sales representative for Avon Company in Buffalo for 10 years. Patricia is survived by her husband of 63 years, Nestor Sozanski; two sons, John (Marilyn) Sozanski and Paul (Juliana) Sozansky and one daughter, Anne (Richard) Wilson; grandchildren Benjamin Sozanski, Erin Goubiere, Robert Sozanski and Katherine Sozansky; her sister, Rita Coveney Pudenz. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Vandercher & Dick Funeral Home, 2549 Main St., Buffalo, N.Y. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Blessed Trinity Church, 317 Leroy Ave., on Wednesday at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Red Cloud Indian School, 100 Mission Dr., Pine Ridge, SD or Hospice Buffalo. –Sayre Morning Times 4/26/2016

VERNON PERCY COYLE - Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear....Our hearts were broken on Sunday morning, February 28, 2016 as our dad and grandpa, Vernon Percy Coyle, 81, of Oak Hill Road, Barton went to his heavenly home. Vernon was born on December 23, 1934 in Candor, N.Y., a son of the late Percy and Leora (Hover) Coyle. On February 12, 1954, he married Phyllis A. Johnson and together they celebrated nearly 60 years of marriage until her passing on January 27, 2014. A hard working and dedicated man, Vernon was employed in construction. He worked at various businesses to include: Parlor City Construction, D.W. Winkelman, Lane Construction, MA Shannon Mining, C.C. Concrete, Austin Excavating, Simonds Excavating, and State Line Auto. He enjoyed attending area races and actively participated in racing from 1957 to 1973 with his car 1-X -- having over 100 wins was a great achievement to him. Vernon enjoyed tending to his garden, but mostly treasured the time he would spend with his special grandchildren whether it was watching them participate in sports or a friendly visit at his home. Friday nights were found sharing amongst friends at Fraley's Auctions -- his gentle ways and caring smile will be greatly missed. Vernon will be greatly missed by his children: his son and daughter-in-law: Tim and Patti Coyle; his son Rick Coyle; daughter and son-in-law: Melissa and Paul Emerson all of Barton; the apples of his eye, his special grandchildren: Jason Coyle, Tom Coyle, Chase (Laura) Emerson and Katee Emerson. His sister Barbara Hoover; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law: Marlene Coyle; Mary and Clint Benjamin; several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Vernon was predeceased by his wife Phyllis; daughter-in-law Shari Coyle; brother David Coyle; sister and brother-in-law: Margaret and Rodney Myers; brother in law: Robert Hoover. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Friday, March 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A memorial service and celebration of his life will follow at 6 p.m. with Pastor Anne B. Canfield, officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the Barton Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to a charity of one's choice in loving memory of Vernon Percy Coyle. –Sayre Morning Times 3/1/2016

JOSEPH P. DAVIS JR. of Port Crane died Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at his home. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph Davis Sr. and Mary Catherine Ryan Shattuck. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Beatrice Little Davis; his children, Colleen and friend, Joseph Vanaman, William "Red" and Stacy Davis, Michael and Teresa Davis, Lorraine and Jack Unger; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was an avid baseball player and golfer. He was an electrician for many years and a member of IBEW Local 325. We take comfort knowing that he is at peace. At Joe's request there will be no funeral services. Burial will be in Andes Cemetery, Andes, NY in the spring. The family will receive friends at the J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home, 141 Main Street, Binghamton Friday from 2-4 p.m. –Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin 1/27/2016

DEMANGONE –MADELINE MARIE DEMANGONE REPINE, 77, died on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, at the Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Madeline's health had steadily declined during the past year. Madeline was predeceased by her parents, Mary and John Demangone in 1980 and by her supportive and caring ex-husband, Charles Repine, who died in July 2013.She is survived by her brother John, and sister-in-law Mary Alice Demangone. Also surviving is her Aunt Fern Demangone from Mt. Pleasant, Pa. and the following nieces and nephews: John and Marcy Demangone, Reading, Pa.; Concetta and Robert Oglesby, Greenville, N.C.; Michael and Karen Demangone, Page, Ariz.; Julie and John Friedrich, Elmira Heights, N.Y.; and Anthony and Amanda Briggs Demangone, Arlington, Va. Plus several great nieces and great nephews and many cousins in the Pittsburgh area. Madeline was born on Feb. 27, 1938, in Latrobe, Pa.. She graduated from Latrobe High School. Madeline battled mental illness during most of her 77 years but was able to experience many wonderful times. The highlight of her life was her marriage to Charles Repine for over 25 years. They were married in Ronan, Mont. in 1963 and eventually moved back to the Pittsburgh area. During their married life Madeline and Chuck enjoyed traveling up and down the East Coast and it was common for them to include their beloved nieces and nephews. In May 1992 Madeline moved to Towanda to be near her brother John and sister-in-law Mary Alice. Madeline was a member of SS. Peter & Paul's Parish where she faithfully attended the 5 p.m. Saturday mass and where she found many special friends. A special recognition and thanks should be made to Gary and Julie Schmeck who cared for Madeline for several years in their personal care home and to the staff at the Wyalusing Personal Care Home and the Bradford County Manor who also ministered to Madeline in her latter years. The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of their choice .The family will receive friends at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, on Friday, Feb. 19. At 3:45 p.m. the rosary will be prayed followed by visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. in SS. Peter & Paul's Church in Towanda with her pastor Father Edward Michilini as celebrant. At a later date Madeline will be buried alongside her parents in St. Mary's Cemetery in Latrobe. –Towanda Daily Review 2/16/2016

STEPHEN P. DEPUE, 84, of Montrose, PA, went to be with his Savior on Sunday, February 28, 2016, after an extended illness. He was born October 19, 1931, in Franklin Forks, PA, to the late Ogden and Rena (Caswell) Depue. His wife of 60 years, Dorothy J. (Haritun) Depue, survives. Also surviving are his two daughters and son-in-law, Michelle R. Depue and partner, Steven Andre, Rebecca and Kevin Jenner, and two grandsons, Andrew and Charles Jenner, all of Montrose, PA. He was predeceased by siblings Horace Snyder, David Depue, Wilma Snyder, and Ruth (Depue) Rothberg. Stephen sold business and personal insurance, was a Real Estate Agent, and owned and managed several properties in New York State. He was a longtime Deacon of the church and choir member known for his bass voice. Stephen enjoyed hunting, gardening and poetry writing. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday March 2, 2016, at the Stanfordville Baptist Church, with Rev. Phil Hunt officiating. Friends may call on the family, Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations in Stephen’s memory may be made to the Stanfordville Baptist Church, to the Child Evangelism Fellowship, or to the Montrose Minute Men. Stephen would remind us to “Keep looking up!” –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

FRANCIS PAUL DE VINE, 37, born January 27, 1979 in Elmira, NY, has lost his courageous battle with brain cancer on Monday, March 14, 2016 at LifePath Hospice Home in Sun City Center, FL. Francis graduated from Waverly High School in 1997, joining the Army out of high school. He served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves from 1997 until 2013 having served in Iraq from 2006-2007. Francis was charismatic and flamboyant, loving life to the fullest. His motto was "I live for today." He was the life of the party making everyone laugh. He will be greatly missed by all those whose lives he touched so deeply. His Army brothers and sisters remained vigil by his side until the end showing the bond they shared on and off the battlefield. His wife, Sarah, was sent as an angel to comfort and care for him. Now we will do the same for her. Francis is survived by his faithful and caring wife, Sarah of Riverview, FL; mother and step-father, Mike and Terri Smith of Waverly; father, George of Waverly; paternal grandmother, Loretta DeVine of Waverly; paternal grandfather, Richard (Margaret) Chandler of Nichols, NY; grandmother, Virginia Cooke of Waverly; father-in-law, Mike Redfern of Ohio and mother-in-law, Suzanne Price-Redfern of Ohio; sister-in-law, Manda Redfern of Ohio; brothers, Chris (Terri) Smith of Wilson, NC; Tim (Ann Lynn) Smith of Wilson, NC; sister, Shanon (Rudy) Braza of Texarkana, TX; nephews, Brandon, Jordan, and Andrew Smith; Owen, Eldon, and Aiden Braza; nieces, McKenna Smith; Alana and Maraina Smith; and Skylynne DeVine. He is also survived by many special uncles, aunts, cousins, Army family and friends too numerous to mention. He leaves behind his faithful canine Polar Bear and felines Thor and Loki. He is predeceased by his brother, Christopher DeVine in 2015; grandfather, George Devine; grandmother, Althea Chandler; aunt, Marcia DeVine, and cousin, Kyle Chandler. Full military memorial services will be held at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 4 P.M. Celebration of Life will be held at The Grille at the Train Station, 718 North Lehigh Avenue, Sayre, PA 18 following the memorial service. Flowers will be provided by the family. Any memorial contributions can be made to Sarah DeVine at 10208 Marsh Harbor Way, Building #40, Apt 5, Riverview, FL, the GoFundMe page for Francis DeVine at https://www.gofundme.com/francisdevine, LifePath Hospice Home, 3725 Upper Creek Drive, Sun City, FL in memory of Francis DeVine or the charity of your choice. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

DEWEY –ELAINE D. ‘DEEDEE’ BADR passed away on Wednesday morning, February 24, 2016 at the age of 53. Elaine was born on January 24, 1963 in Elmira, NY a daughter of Guy and Marie Hanigan Dewey. Elaine was predecesed by her son, Jeremy in January of this year and her mother, Marie in June of 2008. She was employed by Finger Lakes DDSO as a supervisor at Painted Post IRA. Elaine was a great mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, and friend. Her heart was always compassionate for stray cats and coffee. Although her time here was short she will always have an impact on those around her. We love you DeeDee always and forever. Elaine is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Brink of Elmira, NY; grandson, Cayden Brink; father, Guy (Carol) Dewey; brother, Mark (Elizabeth) and Darrin Dewey; sister, Jamie Roche and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St., at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 1 -3 PM with her Memorial Service to follow. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/28/2016

JOHN D. DEYSHER III, 70, of North Towanda, Pa., passed away Thursday morning, April 21, 2016 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. John was born in West Reading, Pa., on April 28, 1945 the son of John D. Deysher Jr. and Virginia Herb Deysher. He was a graduate of Governor Mifflin High School in Shillington, Pa., and later received his associates degree in chemistry from Penn State University at Berks, Pa. John was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for over 30 years until his retirement. John was an avid rock collector and a member of the Che-Hanna Rock and Mineral Club. He enjoyed photography and was a member of the Endless Mountains Ham Radio Club. Surviving are his father, John D. Deysher Jr. of Shillington, Pa; sisters, Linda (Mike) Miller of Portsmouth, Va., Beverly Deysher of Mohnton, Pa., and Jane (Robert) Nocera of Mohnton, Pa.; as well as three nieces, a nephew and several great nieces and great nephews. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Interment will be in the Laureldale Cemetery, Laureldale, Pa. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting John's family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 4/23/2016

DOANE –WILMA MAE NEVEL, 92, of Hughesville, died Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Gatehouse. Born March 15, 1923 in Picture Rocks, she was a daughter of the late Jonathan T. and Roberta (Stout) Doane. Wilma enjoyed cooking, sewing, and spending time with family. She is survived by two sons, David (Kathy) Nevel and Kenneth Nevel, both of Hughesville; three grandchildren, Kristina Santiago, Kody Webb, and Curtis Webb; three great-grandchildren, Gene Goss, Elaina Valencia, and Easton Webb; and a great-great grandchild, Aiden Goss. In addition to her parents, Wilma was preceded in death by two sisters, Lucille Plotts and Ruth Lyons; and two brothers, Bud and George Doane. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m., Thursday, February 11 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, 695 Cemetery Drive, Hughesville with Rev. Thomas M. Brokaw officiating. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the, Hughesville Baptist Church Building Fund, 37 N. Third St., Hughesville, PA. –Funeral home obit contribute by Carol Brotzman

PAUL HENRY DODD SR, age 41, of Monroeton, Pa., passed away unexpectedly on March 8, 2016.He was born on March 28, 1974, in Somerville, N.J., the son of David Sr. and Betty Domogauer Dodd. He moved to Bradford County in 1978, where he attended both Wyalusing and Towanda school districts.He spent most of his years doing what he knew best, working on local farms. He loved the outdoors, enjoyed camping, spending time with friends and time with his beloved children. He will always be remembered for his smile and lending a helping hand.He is survived by his children, Dakota Higley of Lopez, Kristina Dodd, Paul Dodd Jr., and Isabella Dodd of Towanda; grandmother, Katherine Bendt of Towanda; mother Betty Proctor of Hazleton, Pa.; sisters, Tammy (Ronald Jr.) Johnson of Terrytown, Pa., Ronnie Ann Domogauer of Hazleton, Pa., Darlene (David) Baker of Nuremberg, Pa.; brother, David (Ann) Dodd Jr. of Hazleton, Pa.; father-figure and family friend, Edmund Campbell of Canmer, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father David Hiram Dodd Sr. in 1990. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. –Towanda Daily Review 3/22/2016

JAMES FREDERICK ‘JIM’ DONAHUE, 91, formerly of Horseheads died April 19, 2016. He was born on March 18, 1925 in Elmira, to James and Laura Donahue. He married Lucile Palmer on August 31, 1946. He served in U.S. Army in Europe during WW II, and then returned home to work for NY Telephone. Jim loved to go for long rides with Lucy and play golf with his grandkids. Most of all, Jim was a loving husband, father, and grandfather with a wonderful sense of humor who was deeply dedicated to his family and friends. Jim is survived by his wife of 69 years, the former Lucile Palmer; three children, Sharon (Raymond) Houck, William (Patricia) Donahue, and Timothy (Amy) Donahue; two sisters, Josephine Larson and Anita Donahue; a brother, Ray Donahue; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and nine nieces and nephews, all beloved. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Chittenango, NY. Memorial contributions may be made in Jim's name to Special Olympics of Illinois at 605 East Willow St, Normal, IL, Washington Christian Village at 1201 Newcastle Rd, Washington IL or www.chigift.org, to help those who cannot pay for their care. Arrangements by the B.L. Bush & Sons Funeral Home, Camillus, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/24/2016

JOSEPH C. DOUGHERTY, 80, formerly of Sayre, died on Jan. 2, 2016, in Dover, Tenn., after a short illness. A funeral Mass was held on Jan. 30, 2016, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Dover, Tenn. He was born on April 14, 1935, to Edwin and Ella Dougherty. Neil, as he was known by his family members, retired from Ingersoll Rand in Athens after more than 40 years. He was a graduate of Sayre High School, Class of 1954, a life member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and a volunteer firefighter with Engine Company No. 1. Neil gave generously of himself to family, friends, his community and charitable causes. He is survived by his nieces Patricia Hover of Hamburg, N.Y., and Kathleen Savory (Robert Wright) of Kedysville, Md.; nephews David Hover (Barbara) of Buffalo, N.Y., Kevin Savory (Elizabeth) of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Russell Savory (Lelia) of Memphis, Tenn.; and six grandnieces and grandnephews. He was predeceased by his sisters Mary Jeanne Hover, formerly of Sayre and Hamburg, N.Y., and Marlene Savory, formerly of Sayre and Wormleysburg, Pa., his nephew Michael Savory, formerly of Camp Hill, Pa. and his cousin William Billman, formerly of Bumpus Mills, Tenn. Memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 2151, Memphis, TN. –Sayre Morning Times 3/8/2016

EDDY –MARIE E. PETERSON, 81, of 95 Crimson Maple Drive, Rome, PA passed away Saturday morning, January 23, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. Marie was born in Mount Morris, NY on September 21, 1934 the daughter of Byron and Frances Kerr Eddy. She attended school in Hornby, NY and in early years was employed by the A & P Plant and Westinghouse, Inc. in Horseheads, NY, Artistic Greeting Cards and by Corning Glass in Corning, NY for 15 years until her retirement. Marie enjoyed playing Bingo with family and friends, fishing and attending yard sales. Her family includes her children; Ernest G. Pozzi III and wife Hope M. Pozzi of Watkins Glen, NY, Donna D. Pozzi of Rome, Duane R. Pozzi and wife Marjorie E. Pozzi of Rome, grandchildren; Ernest G. Pozzi IV, Darryl J. Partridge, Christopher Pozzi, Mandi King, Claude Aumick Jr., and Corina Pozzi, great grandchildren; Victoria, Cassandra, Ayanna, Ryan, Jaiden, Dominique, Claude IV, and Hayden, siblings; George, Ivan, Darlene, Roseann, Delinda and Sandy as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents he was preceded in death by her siblings; Elmer, Byron, Ray, Archie, Richard, Harriett and Margie. A memorial service will be held Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave. Towanda, PA. There are no calling hours. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

ERICKSON –JOAN MARIE (ERICKSON) PLATKO passed away on Saturday, March 12th 2016 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in New London, CT. Joan was born on October 10th 1931 in Elmira, NY to the late Margaret (Vandermark) Erickson and William Erickson. After growing up in Elmira she lived across the country including California, Connecticut, and New Hampshire before settling in Stonington, CT. She married Stanley Platko on June 12, 1954, and they lived happily together for more than 61 years. Joan devoted her life to raising and caring for her family and those she loved. She loved to play the piano, listen to polkas, share stories, and send countless letters and cards to her family and friends. She enjoyed the years she worked in department stores. Joan was loved by her family and all who knew her. She is survived by her two children, daughter Mary Ann (Platko) Scully and her husband George, son Steven Paul Platko and his partner Julia Isner; grandchildren, Stephanie Scully Wheeler and her husband Michael, Christopher George Scully and his wife Magdalena; great-grandchildren Carson Cole and Madelyn Mae Wheeler. In addition to her husband and children, she is survived by her sister Lorraine Donald, her brother Bill Erickson and her brother Gary Erickson. She was predeceased by her brothers Robert, Larry, Ralph, and Rolly Erickson. There will be a graveside service Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 11am in Holy Trinity Orthodox Cemetery, Elmira Heights, NY. Arrangements by Walter J. Kent Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Center for Hospice Care of Southeast CT, 227 Dunham Street, Norwich, CT. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/15/2016

FASSETT –JANET R. BIDLACK died on Jan. 30, 2016 from an extended illness. She was preceded in death by brothers: Owen H. Fassett and Ronald Fassett; and sister, Carolyn A. Fassett. She is survived by one sister, Alona Roberts and husband Kenneth Roberts and family; children, Lori Payne, Steve Bidlack, Clayton Bidlack and Corey Bidlack; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. There will be no services. –Sayre Morning Times 2/11/2016 (My notes show her to be the Daughter of Mabel Robinson and Owen Henry Fassett born November 01, 1940. She was the wife of Raymond Bidlack, Carol Brotzman)

MARK ‘FERGY’ FERGUSON of South Waverly, Pa., passed away on March 20, 2016 at the Robert Packer Hospital with his loving wife by his side after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on Feb. 1, 1965 in Sayre, Pa., he was the son of Patricia Ferguson and the late Kenneth Ferguson of Sayre, Pa. Mark was a graduate of Sayre High School Class of 1983 where he was a member of the swim team and lifeguard staff. He loved attending car shows around the area, drawing, and landscaping his yard. He also enjoyed all forms of racing. both on TV and around the area tracks. He was an avid NY Yankees fan, and had a love for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Penn State Nittany Lions. He also enjoyed camping with his family and listening to music, both on the radio and to local talent around town. He was a coach for Little League Softball, as well as a former coach for Valley Youth Soccer and very involved in the Sayre Marching Band by chaperoning and giving his time whenever able too. He is survived by his wife and partner of 17 years, Christina and his daughter, Mackenzy, at home; daughters, Brittany (Nathan) Lowell of Athens, Rebecca and fiancé Anthony Brandt of Seattle, Wash., and Erin (Daniel) Moss of Lafayette, Ore.; grandchildren, Devan, Camden and Rylan Moss of Lafayette, Ore., and Brayden and Jonah Lowell of Athens; mother, Patricia Ferguson of South Waverly, Pa.; mother-in-law, Ardyth Gressel of Sayre, Pa.; sister, Jacqueline (Matthew) Schap of York, Pa.; and special niece Leyna Schap; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many special friends, including two special furry friends, Princess and Dolly. He is predeceased by his father, Kenneth Ferguson of Sayre; grandmother, Dorothy Hodge of Sayre; grandparents, Donald and Dorothy Ferguson of Sayre; special family member, Robert "John" Enlow of Sayre; and his faithful boy Rascal. A time of gathering with family and friends will take place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on April 1, 2016 at the United Methodist church on Chemung Street in Waverly, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Brent Kitchen Memorial Fund or Nancy's Fund at The Guthrie Clinic. These funds support purchases of items such as medications, groceries, and gas for cancer patients in need of assistance. Checks may be made payable to The Guthrie Clinic with a note in the memo stating the name of the fund and "In Memory of Mark Ferguson." Please mail contributions to The Guthrie Clinic, Attn: Resource Development, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA or donate online atwww.GuthrieGiving.org. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Thomas Cremation and Funeral Service, 1297 Elmira St., Sayre, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 3/23/2016

CHARLES FINOGLE - On the morning of January 28th, 2016, longtime Canton resident Charles Finogle passed away quietly January 28, 2016 at Troy Community Hospital. He was 84 years of age. Born April 28th, 1931 in Dorrance, Pa. he was the son of Arthur and Ethel (Baker) Finogle. During his working life Charles was employed as a farm hand in Tioga County and later as an employee of the Canton Borough Streets Department. He is survived by his son, Ivan Finogle of Ohio, daughter Faye (& Robert) Spencer of Canton, brothers Orin (& Florence) Finogle and George Finogle, and sister, Bertha Spencer, all of Canton, two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his two wives, brother, Benny Finogle and sister Viva Minch. In keeping with Charlie’s wishes, there are no public services . Professional services were entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral home of Canton. –Morse-Kleese Funeral Home obituary 1/30/2016

FITZPATRICK –SHIRLEY A. (FITZPATRICK) GORDON, age 68, of Gillett, Pa., passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 after a long battle with colon cancer. Born on June 26, 1947 in Elmira, N.Y., she was the daughter of Joseph and Lena (Gates) Fitzpatrick. Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Dean Gordon of 45 years and daughter-in-law, Fawn Gordon. Prior to retirement, Shirley worked at the Troy Community Hospital and as an aide at Tioga Nursing. She was also a member of several tractor clubs with her husband, Dean.Shirley was survived by her two sons, Andrew (Betty) Gordon of Millerton, Pa., Michael Gordon of Gillett, Pa.; daughter, Rebecca Gordon of Millerton, Pa.; several grandchildren and a great-grandchild; several special friends including Jason Freeman, Jennifer Everson, Richard (Nellie) Merrick and several more. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the Coreyland Church, with a dish to pass dinner to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Buckheit Funeral Chapel to help with expenses. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa., is assisting the family. –Towanda Daily Review 3/17/2017

WILLIAM D. ‘BILL’ FRISK, 88, of Waverly, NY went to be with His Lord on Monday, February 29, 2016 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was born May 10, 1927 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Nicholas and Minnie Bodewes Frisk. Bill was a Veteran of the US Army, serving in Italy during WWII. Upon returning from the service, he attended Washington Bible College in Washington D.C. for 4 years and obtained his Ministerial License. Bill and his wife Ruth served the Lord on the Mission Field for many years in Jamaica and Trinidad. He served the Lord in many other capacities by starting a Christian School in Goudsboro, PA and was the Director of the Wayne County Child Evangelism Fellowship. He was a Home School Evaluator. Bill was a School Bus Driver and Janitor for the Western Wayne School District before retiring. Bill was an avid reader and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golfing. He is predeceased by his great-grandson Dillon Michael Melton, brother Dr. Raymond Frisk and sister Mary Frawley. William is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years Ruth at home, children Robert Frisk of Kalispell, MT, Karen and Kenneth Sloan of Morocco, IN, Thomas and Bonnie Frisk of Honesdale, PA, David and Mary Anne Frisk of White Haven, PA, John and Peggy Frisk of Lake Stevens, WA, Beth and Ted Kraybill of Waverly, NY, and James Frisk of Berwick, PA, 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, sister Margaret Rose Emmick of Elmira, NY, brother and sister-in-law Dr. James and Patricia Frisk of GA, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 2pm-3pm at the Greater Valley Assembly of God, 104 South Main Street, Athens, PA. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at the Church at 3pm with the Rev. Chris Gray from the Greater Valley Assembly of God Church officiating. Memorial Donations can be made in William's memory to the: New Tribes Mission, 1000 East First Street, Sanford, FL. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

THOMAS JOHN FRITSCH, age 72, of Dushore, Pa., passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at his home with his loving family at his side. Tom was born March 7, 1944, a son of the late Carl William and Mary Helen Thayer Fritsch. He graduated from St. Basil's High School, a member of the class of 1962. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam from 1965 to 1967. Returning home, he married the former Mary Margaret "Mimi" Lang on March 7, 1970. Tom began working for Proctor & Gamble and retired in July of 1997 after 30 years of service. Tom was a member of St. Basil's Church in Dushore and a member of McDermott Post No. 452 American Legion, Mildred, Pa.; the White Ash Land Association; and the Dushore Fire Co. No. 1. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed being with his grandchildren and attending soccer games. He was a Cub Scout leader and also enjoyed watching his grandchildren participate in various sports events. He also enjoyed attending the Troy Fair and seeing all the animals. Surviving are his wife, Mimi, at home; two sons, Thomas J. (Marjorie) Fritsch, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., and Matthew (Jennifer) Fritsch, of East Smithfield, Pa.; six brothers, Leo (Pat) Fritsch, of Vestal, N.Y., James (Corrina) Fritsch, of Dover, Del., Richard Fritsch, of Binghamton, N.Y., Joseph (Maryann) Fritsch, of Endicott, N.Y., Jerome (Paula) Fritsch, of Newark Valley, N.Y., and Vincent Fritsch, of Chesapeake, Va.; four sisters, Mary (William) Anderson, of Owego, N.Y., Theresa Harold, of Vestal, N.Y., Monica Fritsch, of Newark Valley, N.Y., and Veronica (Scott) Ellis, of Mexico, Maine; three sisters-in-law, Ronda Farrell, of Dushore, Pa., Dorothy Fritsch, of Mildred, Pa., and Thelma Fritsch Allis, of Ulster, Pa.; seven grandchildren, Allison E. Fritsch, Jessica K. Fritsch, Madelyn N. Fritsch, Kathryn E. Fritsch, Caleb M. Fritsch, Rachel M. Fritsch, and Levi J. Fritsch; and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.He was predeceased by two brothers, Carl Fritsch of Ulster, Pa., and David Fritsch of Mildred, Pa.A Transferal Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA and followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa. with the Rev. Richard Rojas, his pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil's Cemetery. Graveside Military Services will be accorded by members of McDermott Post No. 452 American Legion, Mildred, Pa. and by the U.S. Army Honor's detail. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of the Transferal on Saturday morning March 12, 2016. The family will provide the flowers and asks that memorial contributions be sent to the Dushore Fire and Ambulance Assn., P.O. Box 1, Dushore, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 3/9/2016

FULLER –CLEO W. CEASE, 95, long-time resident of Canton, PA passed away peacefully on Monday morning, March 14, 2016 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Guthrie Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Cleo Wilma was born on December 6, 1920 in Shunk, PA the daughter of the late Clyde and Myrtle (Hogaboom) Fuller. On July 21, 1948 Cleo married Nelson D. “Nelt” Cease in Troy, PA. Together they shared 52 years of loving marriage before his passing on December 4, 2000. Cleo was a quiet person. She will be lovingly remembered for her kind and generous nature. She loved all animals and especially enjoyed gardening, knitting and crocheting. Cleo made many hats promoting the former Joe’s Sports Center in East Canton. She also was recognized for devoting her talents in making baby blankets and hats for migrant workers. She is survived by three children, Norman (Nat) Cease of Chelmsford, MA, Willard (Rosalie) Cease of Canton, Sharon (Ed) McNett of Blossburg, 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 4 great great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her husband Nelt, Cleo was predeceased by a daughter, Carol Lafferty in 1995 and her siblings. Family invites friends to call 12 – 1 p.m. Saturday March 19 at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton. The funeral and committal service will immediately follow at 1 p.m. with Pastor Dan Walker officiating. Burial will be private. Please consider a memorial donation in Mrs. Cease’s name to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 3/16/2016

GEE –FAITH GEE MASCIOLE BUCHANAN, 62, of Elmira, passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Faith was predeceased by her beloved parents, George and Irene Gee; brother, Raymond Woodard; sister, Elaine Chilson; and former husband, Leonardo Masciole. Faith is survived by her beloved son, Joseph Simmons; granddaughters, Nyika and Nyasha Simmons; great-granddaughter, Nova Logan; husband, Henry Buchanan and his children, Tanya, Marissa, Phyllis, Henry and James; as well as 9 grandchildren; siblings, Georgia Clark, Leon Gee, George Gee, Mona Gee, Mary Suzuki and Kitty Shaw; several nieces and nephews; great friends, Cindy, June and Beverly; and loving canine companions, Layla and Baby. There will be no services per Faith's request. –Elmira Star-Gazette2/6/2016

JOHN E. GILMORE, 85, of Troy, PA, passed away on February 4, 2016. Born on May 27, 1930, in Auburn, NY, he grew up in Seneca Falls, graduating from Mynderse Academy. He is survived by Julia Carter Gilmore, his childhood sweetheart and wife of 63 years; children David (Trisha) Gilmore, Julie (Chris) Crandell, and Becky (Wendell) Watkins; grandchildren Bill, Matthew, Lizzie, Hannah, Kristine, Nick, Doug, Lonnie, and Jason; and great-grandchildren Connor, Olivia, Juliet, and Violet; and sister Molly (David) Nikodem. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Joseph and Margaret Hayes Gilmore. John served four years in the Navy, stationed at the submarine base in Groton, Connecticut. After graduating from LeMoyne College with a Bachelor of Science and Syracuse University with a Masters in Social Work, John worked in facilities providing care for the mentally and physically handicapped, eventually directing centers in Pennsylvania, Florida, Connecticut, Oregon, and the Central Peninsula Counseling Service in Kenai, Alaska, from which he retired in 1992. John was an accomplished home chef and an avid follower of news and politics. He also had a passion for American history. His greatest joy in life was his family and his pets. Per John's wishes, no funeral service will be held. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the humane society of your choice. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 West Main Street Troy, PA has been entrusted with the arrangements. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman (Born 5/27/1930

GIRVEN –LELIA G. CUSTER, 90, of Tunkhannock died Thursday March 3, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years Glenn William Custer who died on November 14, 2015. She was born in Hollenback, PA on March 15, 1925 daughter of the late Floyd and Agnes Steele Girven. Lelia retired from Tunkhannock Area School District where she was a baker in the cafeteria, and learned to make Chinese chews that many people have sampled. She was preceded in death by her brothers Rush, Myron, Calvin, Layman, and Paul Girven, sisters Alethea Stewart, Marie Santee and Anna Barnheart. She is survived by her sons and daughter in laws Scott and Alma Custer, of Tunkhannock and Gary and Linda Custer of Tunkhannock, grandchildren Meghan and Kyle Custer, Brittany and Jerry Schmidt, Wesley and Jenna Custer, great grandchildren, Jerry and Zoe Schmidt. Funeral services will be held on Monday March 7th at 1:00 PM from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St. Tunkhannock with Pastor Jon Buxton of the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Lacey St. Cemetery, Laceyville. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 am until the time of service. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the charity of their choice.  Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

GLOSENGER –HELEN J. KELLEY of Sayre, PA, passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at home with her family by her side following an extended illness. She was born on January 4, 1932 in Sayre, PA the daughter of the late Andrew and Freda (Struhum) Glosenger. Helen graduated from Sayre High School in 1949. She worked as a Secretary for the Guthrie Foundation and retired from the Pennsylvania South Gas Company. Helen was a member of the Sayre Christian Church. She is predeceased her first husband Richard Snover, second husband Ralph E. Kelley, Sr., brothers William Max, George Rex, Andrew Carl, and Donald Burr Glosenger, and sisters: Ruth Glosenger Lamb and Edna Ryck, stepsons David and Peter Kelley, and stepdaughter Virginia Kelley Bradt. Helen is survived by her children Catherine Snover Greeno of Sayre, PA, Constance Snover Palmore and Russ Shetley of Stafford, VA, Richard and Allie Snover of San Diego, CA, Scott Snover of Escondido, CA, and Timothy and Lisa Snover of Ft. Lee, VA, step-children Ralph Kelley, Jr. of FL, and Donald Kelley of Constantia, NY, 10 grandchildren, 21 step-grandchildren, 20 step great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Friends and family may call on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 10am – 11am at the Sayre Christian Church, 427 North Keystone Avenue, Sayre, PA. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at the Church at 11am with the Rev. Kevin Arensman and Rev. James Donahoo co-officiating. Burial will be in Constantia Rural Cemetery following the celebration of her life. Memorial donations may be made in Helen's memory to: Sayre Christian Church, 427 North Keystone Avenue, Sayre, PA. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

GOODWIN –MRS. HETTIE L. GOODWIN TINNA, age 87, formerly of Hollenback, Pa., passed away at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital, in Towanda, Pa., on Tuesday afternoon, April 19, 2016. Mrs. Tinna was born in Luzerne County, Pa., on July 14, 1928, the daughter of the late Charles E. and Gladys A. Taylor Goodwin, and the step-daughter of the late Leslie Harris. Growing up in Jenningsville, Hettie attended the Jenningsville Grade School, and later the Laceyville High School. She was the wife of the late Harold "Bim" Robert Tinna Sr., whom she married on Dec. 31, 1947. Hettie and Bim were married for 49 years, before his passing on Dec. 19, 1996, just 12 days shy of their 50th wedding anniversary.Hettie enjoyed being surrounded by her large family, with her revolving around all of the activities of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was a longtime member of the Hollenback United Methodist Church, along with being a member of the United Methodist Women. Hettie was also was a member of the Bradford County Senior Citizens. She loved taking short trips and eating out. She took great pleasure in traveling with her close friends Harriet Girven, Helen Burke, Marion Line, and Marie Jenner. Hettie also enjoyed doing plastic canvas, with Bim.Surviving are her children, Mike (Connie) Goodwin of Jenningsville, Pa., Yvonne Boice (John Borawski) of Tunkhannock, Pa., Shirley (Phillip) Goodwin of Jenningsville, Pa., Harold (Gail) Tinna Jr. of Fresno, Ca., Jim Tinna of Mehoopany, Pa., Wendy (Lynn) Bloom of Sugar Run, Pa., Connie (Randy) Benscoter of Laceyville, Pa., Kenneth (Wendy) Tinna, of Sugar Run, Pa., Luann (Carl) Gowin of Laceyville, Pa., Carol (Ray) Bates of Wyalusing, Pa.; as well as 34 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Jesse "Jake" (Millie) Goodwin, of Laceyville, Pa., and many nieces and nephews. Hettie was preceded in death by her daughters, Penny Sue Tinna, on Nov. 26, 1990; and Marsha Ann Henning, on May 3, 2015; her granddaughters, Denise Tinna on Oct. 6, 1978, Nicole Boice on April 25, 2010; and her sisters, Gertrude Penny; Margaret Honeywell and Helen Newhart.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m on Friday, April 22, 2016 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. with Rev. Heather Baker- McAllister of the Hollenback United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Lacey St. Cemetery in Laceyville, Pa. Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday evening, Arpil 21, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Hollenback United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Melanie Adams, 284 Church Rd., Laceyville, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 4/20/2016

THOMAS E. GORMAN, 62, formerly of Sayre, Pa., and currently of Hamburg, passed away Feb. 17, 2016 in the Reading Hospital & Medical Center, Reading, Pa. Tom was the husband of Sheila (French) Gorman, to whom he was married to for 40 years. He was born in Sayre and was the son of the late Clarence and Eliza (Wayman) Gorman. Tom attended Sayre Area Schools. He began his career working for the Lehigh Valley Railroad in Sayre as a railroad car man. He worked for various railroads throughout the state, last working for Norfolk & Southern Railroad, Allentown. His career spanned 41 years. In addition to his wife, Tom is survived by sons, Chad, husband of Cynthia, Gorman, Exeter, Shaun, husband of Kala, Gorman and Aaron, husband of Samantha, Gorman, both of Hamburg; daughters, Ashley and Brittany Gorman, both of Hamburg. Seven grandchildren, four brothers, and one sister also survive him. Two brothers predeceased him. A visitation with the family will be held on Sunday, Feb. 21 from 2-3 p.m. at the Burkey & Driscoll Funeral Home, Inc., 40 S. 4th St., Hamburg, Pa. Funeral services and burial will be private, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memorial and Honor gifts, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN. –Sayre Morning Times 2/19/2015

JEROME JOSEPH GORSKI, 71, highly regarded resident and educator of Sayre, Pa., passed away Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 at Troy Community Hospital, Troy, Pa. Jerome was born in Waverly, N.Y., on Nov. 3, 1944, the son of Edward J. Gorski and Helen Ginalski Gorski. As a youth, Jerome lived in South Waverly, moving to Sayre with his family at age 11. He was a graduate of Sayre High School and during his high school years played football with the undefeated Sayre Redskins Football Team. Jerome continued his education at Mansfield University where he received his Bachelor's degree in education and his Master's degree in guidance counseling from Penn State University. Mr. Gorski began his career in education first as a teacher and the remaining of his 47 total years with the Sayre Area School District as a guidance counselor, retiring in 2014. Mr. Gorski was instrumental in the formation of the Sayre Soccer Program and served as a sports volunteer for many years. Surviving are his sons, Jason J. Gorski, wife Kendra and their children, Ella, Leo and Avery all of Sacramento, Calif.; Justin J. Gorski and his son, Preston of Owego, N.Y.; and Jared J. Gorski of Portland, Ore. Also surviving are brother and sister-in-law, Donald E. and Jean Gorski of Sayre; niece, Deborah Gorski-Carl; and nephews, Steven and Gregory Gorski.The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 3, 2016 at the Church of the Epiphany, South Elmer Ave., Sayre. Interment will be at a later date in St. James Cemetery, Waverly, N.Y. In lieu of flowers the family suggest that contributions may be directed to the Epiphany School, 627 Stevenson St., Sayre, PA in Jerome Joseph Gorski's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 3/1/2015

GRANGER –SANDRA J. VANDERPOOL, age 75, of Elmira, NY, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016. She was born on September 8, 1940 in Elmira, NY to the late Chris and Ida Granger. Sandra was predeceased by her sister, Linda Ostriche and son-in-law, Bob Redder. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Forrest Vanderpool Sr.; sons, Randy (Tracie) Vanderpool, Mark Vanderpool and Forrest (Dolly) Vanderpool Jr.; daughters, Teri Redder, Linda (Walter) Hartman and Kim (Jose) Montero; brother, Dale (Carol) Granger; sister, Marlene Roof and Chrissy Sutton; 13 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. Your family loves you and will miss you greatly. God bless and fear not, for God is with you, Isaiah 41:10. It was Sandra's wish that all services be held privately at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/23/2016

GREEN –AUDREY R. HALLIDAY, 84, of Montrose, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at the Endless Mountains Health Systems, Montrose, PA. She was born on September 20, 1931 to the late James E. and Clara (Warner) Green. Her husband of 57 years, Wallace M. Halliday, predeceased her in 2007. Surviving are her daughter, Vicky JaClare Halliday, Montrose, PA, two sons and daughters-in-law, Ricky and Paula Halliday, Leander, TX, Randy and Jean Halliday, Conklin, NY, two grandchildren, Nicole and Danielle Halliday, Austin, TX, sister-in-law, Elsie Halliday, Montreal, Canada, nieces, nephews, and cousins. A brother, Ralph Green, predeceased her. Audrey was born in and lived most of her life in her house just north of South Montrose. She was a member of the BPW. She enjoyed gardening and was an avid animal lover. Christmas at the Halliday home was always extra special it was Wallace and Audrey’s wedding anniversary. A Memorial Service will be held; at the families convenience; in the springtime. Donations in Audrey’s memory can be made to the True Friends Animal Welfare Center, or the St. Labre Indian School. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

GREEN –CATHERINE R. GREEN (DAVIS) ROACH, 92, of Seneca Falls, N.Y. passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 at home, with her family by her side. In honoring her wishes, there will be no calling hours or services. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Catherine was born on Oct. 9, 1923, in North Rome, Pa. and was a daughter of the late Mary and Charles Green. She was mother of Charles Davis, Thomas Davis, Earl Davis, Robert Davis, Rebecca Spenser, Mary Branon, Roberta White and David DeBernardis; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Catherine was predeceased by her brothers Jim, Charles, George and Walter Green; sister, Frances Ball; son, Richard Davis; grandson Alan Lee White. –Towanda Daily Review 2/7/2016

GREENLY –LINDA J. GOODMAN, 76, of Loyalsock Township and a winter resident of Cape Canaveral, Fla., passed away from a rare form of cancer on March 17, 2016 at Valley View Nursing Center. She was born Jan. 30, 1940 in Millville, a daughter of Truman and Helen Piatt Greenly. Linda was a career elementary teacher, teaching in Pottstown, Williamsport, and Troy. She retired from the Troy Area School District in 1996. In 2006 she and her husband returned to the Williamsport area. Linda was a member of Pine Street United Methodist Church, Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, and the Williamsport Music Club. Linda held an affection for the many friends that she acquired in each of the places she lived and was in turn valued by them. As a child she was gifted with a beautiful soprano voice, which she cultivated to a high degree. She was a soloist with the Lycoming College Choir. While at Lycoming, she sang the title role in "Susannah" a contemporary opera by Carlisle Floyd. She continued to sing at weddings, and sang in church choirs until she retired from the Williamsport Pine Street Church Sanctuary Choir due to the effects of her disease. As retired educators, she and her husband have enjoyed many years of travel, particularly to Europe which they have visited in excess of 20 times. Their favorite method of travel was to fly to some European city, then rent a car and drive, not always with a set itinerary. Typically they would stop overnight in an old-fashioned-sometimes medieval-wayside inn that could provide a delicious meal and a restful sleep upstairs. Linda was preceded in death by her parents and by her only child, Griff. Surviving is her husband of 53 years, Roger A. Goodman, and a sister Joanne Thomas. In addition, two nieces survive and several great nieces and nephews. A graveside service for friends and family will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, March 24 at Millville Cemetery with Pastor Douglas M. Eberly officiating. A visitation for friends and family will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville. The family will provide flowers. Contributions may be made to The Williamsport Symphony, the Central PA Food Bank, or Habitat for Humanity. A memorial service in Troy will be announced at a later date. –Towanda Daily Review 3/22/2016

HALL –GLORIA JEAN ‘MAMMY’ SNAVELY of Forksville, Pa., passed away on Feb. 4, 2016, at Robert Packer Hospital with her loving family at her bedside. She was 62 years old. Born Feb. 21, 1953 in Muncy, she was the granddaughter of Alvin and Clara Faye of Montoursville. She and her husband, Robert Snavely, would have celebrated 43 years of marriage on July 28, 2016. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are her three daughters, Rebecca (Shawn) Cox of Wyalusing, Laura (Fiance Rob Heath) Snavely of Watsontown, and Amanda (Jeremiah) Lund of Forksville; and five grandchildren. Also surviving is her sister, Peggy Hall, of Williamsport, and two brothers, Joseph Hall of Colorado and Steve Hall of Muncy. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Amy Snavely in 1987. Earning her namesake, Mammy's greatest love was her family to whom she devoted her life. She enjoyed fishing with her husband, snuggling the kids, and cooking for a houseful. Mammy was an avid reader, and took great pleasure reading to her grandchildren. She also cherished the special one-on-one time with "her girls." She was a principal and valuable part of the successful family business that she and her husband started in 1995. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, at Living Hope Fellowship, Estella, 3299 Route 4008, Forksville with Reverend Robert Brown officiating. Family and friends may call from 1-2 p.m. that afternoon. The family will provide flowers and kindly requests donations be made to the House of Hope in Sayre: The Guthrie Clinic, Resource Development, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore. –Towanda Daily Review 2/9/2016

JACK A. HARRIS of Elmira and formerly of Erin, NY passed away, April 26, 2016 at the age of 69. Jack was born on July 11, 1946 in Elmira, NY, a son of the late Earl and Genevieve Pike Harris. Jack served his country honorably with the US Army during the Vietnam War. He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer (Chris) Bowman; grandchildren, Erin, Darby and Carter; cousin, Judy Mills, hunting buddy, Tim Pike, other cousins and canine friends. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Saturday April 30, 2016 from 3 pm to 5pm. Jack will be laid to rest at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made in Jack's name to: Elmira Animal Shelter, 842 Linden Place Extension, Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/28/2016

JOSEPH S. HEBDA, age 72, beloved son, brother, uncle, husband and father, of Martinsburg, W.V., passed away on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. He was in Fort Pierce, Fla. doing what he enjoyed most; fishing and spending time with his best friend, Kevin Johnson. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Joe was born on June 12, 1943 the son of the late August J. Hebda and Stella T. Koniszewski Hebda. He graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School, a member of the class of 1961. He then attended the Williamsport Technical Institute. He served in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1967.He received the National Defense Service Medal and Parachutist Badge. He also received training in Basic Airborne and Special Forces Training. For his life's work, he worked at various construction companies in Rochester, N.Y., Jamestown, N.Y., and eventually in Martinsburg, W.V., where he retired as Vice President of the Jefferson Group in 2014.He was a man of many varied interests. He played golf every chance he could. He loved fishing, from trips out west for trout and salmon to the Chesapeake Bay. He was an accomplished pilot. He enjoyed jumping on his motorcycle and going for long rides. He loved tending to his gardens and growing beautiful flowers. He was also an amateur photographer. More than an amateur chef he was always trying new recipes and loved baking. He enjoyed hunting and skeet shooting. He loved music and going to see concerts with friends. He also dabbled at playing the guitar. He is survived by his spouse, Lucinda Hebda of, W. Bloomfield, NY.; his two sons, Ted Hebda and Cam Hebda of Rochester, N.Y.; his sister and brother-in-law, Theresa and Robert McDonough of Vestal, N.Y.; his nephews: Jon and Tracy McDonough of Rochester, N.Y., and James and Kristine McDonough of Harpursville, N.Y. and his two great-nieces, Emma and Addison McDonough of Rochester, N.Y.A transferal service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 3, 2016 from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph J. Manarchuck presiding. Interment will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Stowell, Pa. Friends may call at the Homer Funeral Home from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 and from 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 3, 2016 Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Mary's Assumption Church, 245 State St., Wyalusing, Pa., or to the charity of your choice in his name. –Towanda Daily Review 3/1/2016

HINMAN –ARDOTH H. HALL age 82 of 104 W. Woodlawn Ave., Elkland, Pa. passed away April 23, 2016 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. She was born Nov. 19, 1933 in Galeton, Pa. the daughter of Frank and Ethel Benson Hinman. She graduated from Galeton High School in 1951, sold Avon from 1962-1977, worked as a study hall monitor at Cowanesque Valley High School from 1977 -1990, was an avid reader, loved to crochet and was a beautiful sewer, she was an avid crafter and loved children and animals. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Richard P. Hall; children, Frank (Deb) Hall, Fayetteville, Pa. Duane (Janice) Hall, Endicott, NY, Linda (Shawn) Fuhrmann, Belchertown, Ma.; Grandchildren, Jennifer Hall, Jamie (Charlene) Hall, Brett (McCormick) Hall and Ashley Fuhrmann. Great-grandchildren, Turner Hall and Everett Hall. Her special companion "Trubby". She was preceded in death in addition to her parents by two brothers Frank Hinman and Keith Hinman. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family, Memorial donations may be made to your local SPCA. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Pa. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/25/2016

HOGAN –MARGARET H. KELLY, 82, of Hyde Park, N.Y., a longtime area resident, died Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 at Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. Born April 5, 1933 in Waverly, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Edward and Anna Mae Lougher Hogan. Margaret was a communicant of Regina Coeli Church and a regular participant at Eucharistic Adoration. She was an administrative assistant at Barclays Bank in Poughkeepsie, which later became the Bank of New York. Margaret is survived by her son, Larry Kelly and wife, Maureen, of LaGrange; daughter, Teresa Kammerman and husband, Robert, of Bloomington; son, Kevin Kelly and wife, Denise, of Red Hook; son, Chris Kelly and wife, Joanne, of Wappingers Falls; son, Brian Kelly and wife, Linda, of Poughkeepsie; daughter, Peggy Johnson and husband, Glenn, of Knoxville, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren, Katie, Chris, Jennifer, Stephanie, Matt, David, Erin, Brian, Sean, Ryan, Bryce and Shannon; five great-grandchildren, Collin, Johnny, Ryan, Nicholas and Michael; sister, Mary Teresa Burkhart and husband, Joe, of Sayre, Pa.; brothers, Bob Hogan of Waverly, N.Y., Joe Hogan of Hopewell Jct., and Dave Hogan and wife, Sheree, of Kirkwood, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Edward Hogan and Richard Hogan. Calling hours are 3-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc., Route 9, Hyde Park, N.Y. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 4, 2016 at Regina Coeli Church, Route 9, Hyde Park. Burial will follow in the family plot in LaGrange Rural Cemetery in Poughkeepsie. Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc., Route 9, Hyde Park. –Sayre Morning Times 2/26/2016

FREDERICK L. HOLLISTER, 92, of Dimock died on February 25, 2016 at his home. Born in silver Lake on October 20, 1923; the son of the late Herman and Josephine Pearson Hollister. Fred’s wife is the former Violia E. Wood. Fred served his country as an Army Veteran of W.W.II he was an auto mechanic or a truck driver all of his adult life. He is preceded in death by two brothers: Alan and Lyle. Frederick is survived by one son Freddy; three daughters Jackie, Leigh and Geraldine all of Arizona. Fred requested no public services. He will be buried in East Rush Cemetery at the convenience of the family. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

HOTTENSTEIN –DOROTHEA HOTTENSTEIN DRISCOLL, 97, of Towanda, was called to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at the Sayre Health Care Center where she had been a resident for the last four years. Born in Towanda in 1918, she was the daughter of the late Hattie Molyneaux Hottenstein and Sedgwick McCoy Hottenstein, co-owner of the Van Horn and Hottenstein Chevrolet Garage in Towanda during the late 1920s and early 1930s. She was the wife of Ralph Nelson Driscoll, a Penelec meter man, who preceded her in death in 1987. They enjoyed 45 wonderful years of marriage. Dorothea was pre-deceased by her sister, Marion Elizabeth Hottenstein, a Towanda business woman; brother, Leon Claire Hutton, who became the International Vice-President of Carrier Corporation; and sister-in-law, Jean Cowan Hutton. Dorothea is survived by her daughter, Karen Kuykendall Bracken, of Sayre; granddaughter, Christy Kuykendall Baker of Sayre; son-in-law, Kevin Baker; and two great-grandchildren, Tory Kaigan-Kuykendall and Kevin Christopher (K.C.) Baker; niece, Diana Hutton Hayes of Hendersonville N.C.; and cousin, Nancy Driscoll Kelly of Towanda; and long-time friends, Albert (Red) Ingerick and his wife Marion.Dorothea was a home town girl. She graduated from Towanda High School in 1936. Her first job was at the Berlinger Silk Mill on Lombard Street in Towanda. Other places of employment were Vaughn's Flower Shop, Silco Discount Store, and the Towanda Borough Tax Office. She continued to work on taxes for Towanda Area School District and retired in 1982.Dorothea was a lifelong member of the Towanda Methodist Church. She was a member of the Merry Methodics Circle which put on Lenten luncheons, church suppers, and Mother's Day banquets. She was a Girl Scout Brownie Leader, a member of the Junior Federated Women, the American Legion Auxiliary, Eastern Star, and the Towanda Garden Club. Dorothea enjoyed helping organize Towanda High School Class of 1936 reunions, and spent many hours volunteering at Rainbow's End, the Towanda Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop. She also liked going on trips with Towanda Senior Citizens. At the age of 13 Dorothea was a polio victim. Being one of the lucky ones, she had no serious lasting effects. As a result of never learning to drive, she spent many years walking up and down the hills of Towanda going to church, work, and shopping in her early life and after the death of her husband. She attributed her long life to the amount of walking she did. Dorothea loved genealogy and liked telling the story of her famous grandfather, Civil War Medal of Honor winner, Solomon Jefferson Hottenstein. She archived many events of local history in scrapbooks and wrote occasional feature articles about her memories of the good old days of her youth that were published in The Daily Review. Calling hours will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday April 27, at the Towanda Methodist Church. The funeral service will immediately follow at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Sherry Good officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions in honor of Dorothea be made to the Towanda Methodist Church at 105 Main St., Towanda, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 4/21/2016

JONES –REBECCA MARIE JONES BROOKENS, 45, of Spring Lake, Pa., Terry Township, passed away Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 due to complications of an extended illness. Rebecca was born in Laporte, Ind. on May 27, 1970. She attended Towanda Area High School and in early years was employed by the Towanda Motel. Rebecca was employed in the family business, PBM Maintenance in Florida for 13 years until returning to the area in 2006. Her devotion in life surrounded her family especially her beloved grandchildren. Rebecca enjoyed fishing and staying busy. Traveling and visiting places of interest abroad and locally was of great enjoyment and inspiration for Rebecca. Spending precious time at "the family rock" in Rummerfield and her loving affection for animals gave special meaning to her life. She will be deeply missed by all. Surviving are her husband, Ronald N. Brookens; mother, Kathleen Zuzock Ferguson of Wyalusing; father, Lowell Jones Sr. of Dresden, Tenn.; children, Jozlyn M. Faulkner Parsons of Spencer, N.Y., Cameron Scott Yates of Wyalusing, Devin Scott Yates of Laporte, Ind.; step children, Dallas M. Brookens and Elizabeth J. Brookens of Standing Stone Township; grandchildren, Owen Lee Parsons and Connor E. Yates; siblings, Tim Jones and wife Sherrie of Laporte, Ind., Kathy Chaffee and husband Brice of Wysox, Cheryl Jones of Hornbrook, Lowell Jones Jr. and wife Diane of Wyalusing, Natalie Williams and husband Terry of Dushore as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her sister Denise. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 2/20/2016

STEVEN EDWARD JUDSON Apr. 7, 1952 - Feb. 1, 2016Steve left us unexpectedly to step into eternity and the presence of the Lord. Steve was predeceased by his parents, W.C. "Steve" and Phyllis P. (Hebbe) Judson. He leaves behind two brothers, the Rev. Gary (Jeanne) Judson of Hector, NY, and Fred "Rick" Judson of Cocoa, FL; two sisters, Sharon Dupree of Erin, NY, and Karen (Wallace) Greene of Zephyrhills, FL; nephews, Patrick Judson, Edward (Marcy) Judson, Tommy (Jeri) Greene, Stephen Greene, John (Cameron) Dupree; niece, Gerri (Renny) Sias-Roche; and several great nieces and nephews. Steve graduated from Horseheads High School and worked for many years at Corning Glass. He enjoyed music, and his guitar was often at this side. He also loved riding his motorcycle and his many fast cars. Steve was a NASCAR fan; with Gary in tow, was a regular at Black Rock in Dundee. Close to his heart were his visits to the homestead in Erin and the cottage on Seneca Lake. He was a resident of the Homestead in Penn Yan. Steve's family has appreciated the high quality of care they provided over the years and we wish to thank everyone on the staff and administration for their kindness they showed Steve. You were his family. Steve will be remembered for his wonderful smile as well as having been a good son, brother, and uncle. He will be greatly missed by those of us left behind. A memorial service celebrating his life is tentatively being scheduled for later in June 2016. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/7/2016

MR. CLEON WILLARD KARGE, 80, of Dushore, Pa., passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. Cleon was born at home in Cherry Township, on March 10, 1935, one of 12 children of the late Ralph John Karge and Geraldine Lorena Crawford. He graduated from Cherry Township High School a member of the class of 1955.Cleon served in the US Army, 577 Ord. Co. from 1958-1960. He worked at the Endicott Johnson Shoe Mfg. Co. of Mildred, Pa for 12 years. He retired on March 31, 1995 from Penn Dot after 25 years of service. He married the former Dolores Ulmer of Dushore on December 5, 1988. Cleon was a social member of McDermott Post No. 452 American Legion, Mildred, PA and PARSE, the retired Penn Dot employees' organization. He and Dolores enjoyed camping and fishing and he especially like to do word search puzzles. Cleon is survived by spouse, Delores, Dushore, Pa.; brothers: Ronald K. Karge, Nanticoke, Pa., and Leo E. Karge, Dushore, Pa.; sisters: Vera E. Karge, Dushore, Pa., Linda (Raymond) McDonald, Dushore, Pa., Nina L. Karge, Dushore, Pa., and Lena I. Karge, Montgomery, Pa.; sisters-in-law: Becky Karge, Mechanicsburg, Pa. and Ann Karge, Clifton Springs, N.Y. and numerous nieces and nephews.He was predeceased by sisters: Anita Winifred Karge, an infant sister, in 1945, and Rita M. Gilbert, of Forksville, Pa.; and by three brothers, Melvin Kenneth Karge of Conklin, N.Y., Alvin George Karge of Clifton Springs, N.Y., and Ivan. B. Karge of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; and a sister-in-law: Shirley Karge of Nanticoke, Pa. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb 26, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home with the Rev. Phyllis A. Pelletier, officiating. Interment will be in the Peace Cemetery, Dushore, Pa. Friends may call on Friday, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Graveside Military services will be accorded by members of McDermott Post #452 American Legion, Mildred, Pa. and by members of the Military Honors Detail. –Towanda Daily Review 2/24/2016

WARD ALLEN KERSHNER died peacefully in Joplin, Mo. on March 2, 2016 at the age of 83. Ed was born on Jan. 29, 1933 at Mills Hospital in Towanda, Pa., to William and Breneata Hakes Kershner. When Ed was 4 years old, a tragic event would change his life and his family. In 1937, while on a shopping trip, his mother, aunt, Evalena Hakes McBreen, sister, Charmaine and Ed where involved in an automobile accident on Route 220 near Muncy, Pa., when bees entered the vehicle resulting with the operator losing control and all occupants ejected. A State Police officer arriving at the scene found all occupants were killed. While investigating, the trooper heard a whimpering noise and found Ed still alive. The police officer and Ed remained in contact for many years following the accident. Ed's recovery from his injuries endured for close to a year, delaying his enrollment in school. Ed graduated from Towanda Area High School in 1952 and proudly served in the Army of the United States from 1952 until 1954 in Germany and Korea. Upon completion of his military service and return home to Towanda, he married Leah Jane Willey in 1954. The couple had three children, Denise, Kim and Doug. Ed began employment with Sylvania Products in Towanda, then Wrisley and Kerrick in Monroeton, Pa. Ed also owned Kershner Refrigeration and Electrical in Towanda. Ed was instrumental in developing and testing a Flight Trainer for the aviation industry in Endicott, N.Y. Ed's additional accomplishments were as a master electrician and involvement in the development of high pressure cutting technology for Ingersoll Rand. His career provided him the opportunity to travel to Australia and the former USSR. As an accomplished electrician, Ed's work was credited by others for his exemplary craftsmanship. He took great pride in his work and continued until he was 81. He also enjoyed traveling, reading and joke-telling. Ed made Joplin, Mo., his home with his wife Margie for over 30 years, losing Margie to Alzheimer's disease in 2010. Ed is survived by his children, Denise Bowers and fiancé Dale Esaias of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Kim and Keith Long of Towanda, Pa., and Douglas Thomas and partner Brewster Moore of Oxford Mich.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Allen and Midge Kershner, Eric and Gail B. Kershner, and sister-in-law, Gayle Kershner all of Towanda, Pa.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his mother, Breneata Hakes Kershner; father, William Kershner; step mother, Irene Ellis Kershner; sisters, Charmaine Kershner, Yvonne Betts, Lucille Buffington; brother, George "Hoppie" Kershner; grandson, Dane Bowers; and granddaughter, Resl Kershner. The family expresses their greatest appreciation to Ted and Ruth Dalton for their friendship, dedication and tremendous assistance to Ed and the family. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. –Towanda Daily Review 3/15/2016

KOHLER –GEORGIA KOHLER FERRO passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 in Annapolis, Md. Georgia was born on Aug.14, 1936 in Hackensack, N.J., and was the first child of Margaret (Peggy) and George Kohler. She grew up in Elmira, N.Y. and Sayre, Pa., and graduated from Sayre High. She was the first person in her family to graduate from college and received her Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Penn State University. Georgia lived in various places throughout her life and career including Allentown, Pa., Wilmington and Fenwick Island, Del., before finally settling in The Villages, Fla. In her professional life, Georgia was a freelance writer and journalist before becoming an executive recruiter and interior decorator. Her biggest accomplishment was raising and inspiring her three children. Georgia was known for her quick wit and great sense of humor. Anyone who knew her found her to be bright, articulate and a true character. She was a classic beauty both inside and out. Georgia was generous by nature and memorable. Anyone who knew her had a funny Georgia story; she loved to laugh and make people smile and her humor was very similar to Erma Bombeck. Georgia was an avid sailor, reader and scrabble player. She sailed competitively in the Lake Wesauking sailboat races and consistently came in first place. Her sailboat was famous and appropriately named "Oops" because she mistakenly hung the sail upside down and decided to leave it that way. Georgia was happiest spending time with her family and friends. She was the life of the party and was known for her famous potato salad and Oreo crusted ice cream pie. She was well read and had an extensive library until she started reading books via her Kindle. Georgia was a survivor; she beat small cell lung cancer and was a walking miracle who was marveled by any doctor she met. Georgia was preceded in death by her loving parents, George and Margaret Daniel Kohler; her aunts Bette, Ellie and Mabel; and her close friend and avid scrabble player, Marge Uding. She is survived by her dog, Joey; her three children, Lynn Bryant, Laura Pingatore and her husband Frank, her son, Michael and his significant other, Melissa Allen; her three grandchildren, Frank and Chad Pingatore and Michael Ferro, plus her sister Jean Rowe and her husband Bob and her brother Dan Kohler and his wife Rebecca Neale, and her much-loved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A private service will be held on Feb. 13 in Annapolis, Md., at St. Mary's Catholic Church with her close family and friends. In lieu of flowers, pay it forward through random acts of kindness in Georgia's honor or contribute to your favorite charity in her memory. –Towanda Daily Review 2/5/2016

KRAUSE –MRS. D. JANE KERSTETTER, age 85, of Montoursville, Pa., formerly of Dushore, Pa., passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016. Jane was born on Feb. 13, 1931, a daughter of the late Clyde A. and Anna Kochen Krause. She graduated from the Dushore High School and also from the Madam Fenwick's Beauty Academy in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. She worked at different salons in Wilkes-Barre before she and her sister Dolores Barsavage opened up a salon in Dushore, which was located across from the Monument in Dushore. Jane married Charles Robert Kerstetter and they resided in Montoursville, Pa. He predeceased her in 1987. In Montoursville, Jane owned and operated her own beauty salon from her home for many years. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Montoursville, and was a member of the church choir. She was a former member of St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa. While in Montoursville, she was the first woman president of the Montoursville Little League Association. Jane enjoyed playing bingo and attending almost all church and local annual celebrations in Sullivan County, especially old home days, super bingos, church bazaars and dinners. She also enjoyed dancing, especially ballroom and polka dancing. Surviving are: her son, Charles (Cindy Welshans) Kerstetter of Williamsport, Pa.; daughters, Lisa (Domenick) Durinzi of Indianapolis, Ind., and Ann (Rick) Day, of Frederick, Md.; brother, Mike Gregori, of Dushore, Pa.; grandchildren, Charles and Jayna Day; niece, Michelle (Mark) Minier, of Dushore, Pa.; nephew, Michael Gregori, of Dushore, Pa.; great-nieces, Markie, Shelby and Whitney; and great-nephew, Cody. She was predeceased by her sister, Dolores Barsavage on May 26, 2009, and sister-in-law, Rose Gregori on Jan. 24, 2016. A transferal service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 29, 2016 from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, with the Rev. Richard Rojas, pastor, presiding. Interment will follow in St. Basil's Cemetery. Following the graveside service, there will be a gathering for friends and family from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Residence Inn Marriott, 150 West Church St., Williamsport, PA in the Winston Room. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the transferal service on Friday. The family will provide the flowers and direct that memorials be sent to the Montoursville Little League, P.O. Box 237, Montoursville, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 4/27/2016

LABARR –CAROLE LABARR SEAMON left this Earth on Friday, February 26, 2016. She was born in Mecklenberg, NY on February 26, 1940. Carole was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Nellie Hoose LaBarr; husband, Kenneth D. Seamon, Sr.; sister, Louise Carter; brothers, Orville Grover, Jr., and Kermit A. LaBarr; and great great nephew, Russell Hein. Carole is survived by her son, Kenneth D. Seamon, Jr., and friend Christine Laughlin; sisters, Arline Blaker, Marge Stanton, Jane Ike; several nieces and nephews. Carole had a special bond with her nieces, Lois Compton, Margie Ann Sloughter, and great niece Jamie Menzies. Carole also leaves behind 8 "adopted" grandchildren: Jessica, Christian, Alexis, Atavia, Caleb, Dominic, Hannah, and Isaac, the grandchildren of Carole's dearest friend, Sherry Corbett-Consalvi. Carole graduated from Lansing Central School in 1958. She was a recipient of the American Legion award as well as a member of the National Honor Society. Carole was the lone recipient of the Gregg Shortland Award of dictation at 120 words per minute, an achievement that stood for many years. Carole retired as secretary at Cornell University after 26 years. Carole's hobbies in life consisted of crossword puzzles, gardening, playing Euchre, reading fiction and non-fiction. Carole was the first women to finish in first place in the Thursday night Euchre Club in Newfield. In her "earlier" years, Carole drove in the Ladies Powder Puff Derbies at the Dryden Speedway and had trophies for some. Carole was an avid bowler at the Ithaca Bowl where her team won the league championship many times. Friends may call on Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 1 to 3 pm at the Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer. Pastor Dale Ford will officiate at the service at 3 pm. Spring interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Newfield. Memorial donations may be directed to the Newfield Fire Department. –Ithaca Journal 2/29/2016 contributed by Carol Brotzman

LARRABEE –GRACE M. LARRABEE BELL, age 96, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, March 4, 2016. She was born to the late Alice C. (Dunlop) and Wallace L. Larrabee in New Albany, PA on November 25, 1919. When she was younger she lived in Trenton, NJ and spent summers in Camptown, PA. Upon finishing training at John Hopkins, Grace entered the WWII as an Army Nurse along with her sister Bonnie and her brothers Pete and Rich. They were known as the “Lucky Larrabees’” due to their reunions in Europe. Grace’s eldest brother, Bob, was married and remained stateside. In Europe she met Captain Robert Bell, a highly skilled dentist, who she married shortly after the war. Grace and Robert lived in a tent while their home was built on a plateau in Sherburne, NY. Grace worked as a nurse in Norwich, NY and later at Towanda Memorial and GTE Slyvania. In 1963 the Bells purchased a 200 acre farm on Lime Hill where they raised numerous livestock. Grace had many hobbies, which she pursued with the vigor of a professional in the fields of fiber and fine art, poetry, gardening, antiques and doll making. She was known for her story telling and made many friends. The Bells traveled extensively in their retirement years. She is survived by her three children, Daniel Bell, Bonnie Bell Hilfiger and her husband Gary, and Pete Bell and his wife Nancy; her grandchildren and spouses Larissa Bell Bacorn (Mitch), Dr. Wallace Baker (Heather), Micah Baker (Melissa), Katie Baker Lowry (Brian), Dr. Ryan Baker (Chrissy), Melissa Bell Payne (Jeremy), and Glen Bell; eight great-grandchildren; her foster sisters Helen DeSantis and Shelia Kline; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Dr. Robert Bell on June 30, 1997, her 9-year old son Timmy Bell, and her siblings Bob Larrabee, Regina “Bonnie” Seehausen, Rich Larrabee, Wallace Larrabee, and Nancy Thompson. Memorial arrangements will be held at a later time. Arrangements are entrusted with Sheldon Funeral Homes, 155 Church St., Wyalusing, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 3/7/2016

LITTEER –THELMA L. SQUIRES - A lifelong resident of the Elmira area, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at the age of 92. Thelma was a daughter of John and Ruth Andrews Litteer. She was predeceased by her husband George E. Squires; sister and brother-in-law Jane and Edward Owens. Thelma is survived by her five sons and their families, David L. and Jude E. Squires of Corning with their sons, Mark and David; Daniel C. Squires with Jodi Wheeler of Pine City and his children, Michael Squires, Melissa Schmidt and Lindsey Squires; John J. and Jean Squires of Elkton MD with daughters, Barbara Styer and Amy Graybill; Ronald G. and Ann Squires of Elmira with children, Dana and Luann Squires; Stephen E. Squires of Chicago IL with sons, Graham and Ian Squires; sister and brother-in-law Jean and Carter Perkins of Atlanta GA; brother and sister-in-law John and JoAnne Litteer of Liverpool NY; several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Thelma was a graduate of Watkins Glen High School and a 1944 graduate of Elmira College with a Bachelor's Degree in Latin and French. She taught briefly after graduation before moving on to work at SM Flickenger in Elmira for over 40 years. Wanting to keep active Thelma then went to work for Deister and Butler Jewelers for 13 years. She was an avid reader. Thelma never lost her desire to teach and she enjoyed tutoring her grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 West Water Street, Elmira, on Monday, February 29, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A private family burial will take place at Elmwood Cemetery in Caton NY. Those wishing may remember Thelma with a donation to Meals on Wheels of Chemung County, 150 Fox St., Elmira NY. The Squires family would like to extend their sincere thanks to home health care aides, Annette, Dar and Ashley for the wonderful care they provided to Thelma for the last six months. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/26/2016

CECIL L. LOSINGER, 84, of Wellsboro, PA, passed away at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. He was the husband of Dawn Bell, who survives. Cecil was born February 9, 1932, in Troy, PA; the son of the late Cecil L. Losinger, Sr. and Anna (Smith) Losinger. Cecil was an US Army Veteran having served during the Korean Conflict; where he received a Purple Heart. He was a retiree of Corning Glass where he worked as a pipe fitter. Cecil was a member of the Wellsboro Veterans Club, a life member of the Wellsboro Moose and served the Moose as local chapter Governor. Surviving in addition to his wife, are his daughters, Brenda Meyers, Katherine Brattain and Dawn Elliott; sons, Daniel Losinger and Bill Losinger; brother and sister-in-law, Howard and Denise Losinger; sisters, Annette Wakley and Lillian Losinger; sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and Gary Joe Reynolds. Friends and family are invited to Cecil's Life Celebration on Monday, February 22, 2016 from 11 AM to 1 PM, at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., 139 Main St., Wellsboro, with service to follow at 1:00 PM. Memorials donations may be made in Cecil's name to Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/19/2016

MANCHISE –MRS. ROSE MARIE DECKER, age 92, of Dushore, formerly of Lopez, PA passed away on Tuesday, February, 23, 2016. Rosie was born December 10, 1923, a daughter of the late Frank & Nancy Perici Manchise. She graduated from the Cherry Township High School a member of the class of 1941. She attended the IBM School in Washington, D.C. and worked as a key punch operator during WWII. She returned home and went to work at the former Weldon Mfg. Co. of Lopez. She married Frank Decker of Lopez, PA on April 30, 1949. He predeceased her on July 14, 1991. She later worked for the former Sullcraft Mfg. Co. of Dushore, and retired from the former Endicott Johnson Shoe Mfg. Co. of Mildred. Rosie was a former member of SS: Peter & Paul’s Byzantine Catholic Church in Lopez, and was currently a member of I.H.M. parish in Dushore, PA. Surviving, are several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by a son, Jerome Decker on May 15, 2005, and by sisters: Mary Gutosky, Thomasina Setzer, and Frances Kellerman. A Transferal Service will be held on Monday, February 29, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, PA, at 10:30 A.M. with the Rev. Richard Rojas, her pastor, presiding. Interment will be in SS Peter & Paul’s Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Lopez, PA. Friends may call at the Homer Funeral Home on Sunday, February 28, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Members of the IHM Altar and Rosary Society will recite the rosary at 5:00 P.M. on Sunday afternoon at the Funeral Home. –Towanda Daily Review 2/26/2016

ROBERT ‘BOB’ MATTESON, 81, from Horseheads, passed away on February 17, 2016 in Jacksonville, FL. Bob was born in 1934, Salem NY to parents Clarence "Bob" Matteson and Frances (Chamberlain) Matteson. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 43 years, Dorothy Butrey. Surviving family members include daughters, Barbara Matteson of Jacksonville, FL, and Christine (Christopher) Matteson-Schlacter of Syracuse, NY; son, James (Kate Christie) Matteson of Sparta, NJ; grand-daughters, Ava, Scarlet, Karina, and Gabrielle; cousin, Elenor Lourie of Salem, NY; and many nieces and nephews. Bob was a graduate of New England College and a Civil Engineer for American Bridge, Elmira Heights, and Triangle Steel, Ithaca. He was a member of Mark Twain Golf Course (1958 - 2010), youth softball and hockey coach, U.S. Army Veteran, a 20 year volunteer of Arnot Ogden Hospital, and enjoyed long walks out in the nature. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Bob's Life at 2:00pm on Sunday, March 20th at Sullivan's Funeral Home 365 E. Franklin St., Horseheads, NY. Immediately following our Time of Remembrance together, we will gather at Giuseppe's, 1020 Center Street Horseheads, NY. Memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/6/2016

MAULE –MARION L. KANE, age 92, of Williamsport, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. Marion was born on June 15, 1923 in Williamsport, the daughter of James W. Maule and Sara Belle Miller Maule. Marion and her high school sweetheart Robert E. Kane were married Sept. 30, 1944 and celebrated over 68 years of marriage. Marion was a member of Saint Joseph the Worker Parish.She graduated from Williamsport High School class of 1941 and attended Wilson College. She and her husband operated Robert E. Kane Interior Design and Decorating for over 50 years. She was a long time member of the Williamsport Bridge House and a member and officer of the DuBoistown Garden Club. She was a member of the Lycoming County Historical Society and was an officer of the ARC and was honored as the Volunteer of the Year in 1994. She served on the board of directors of Hope Enterprises for many years. Marion is survived by her six children, CoraLynn (James) Jordan of Williamsport, Rebecca A. (Michael) Earnest of Palm Bay, Fla., Sara L. (George) Stempel of Towanda, Pa., Jamie (Daniel) Cunnard of Orlando, Fla., Robert E. (Patricia) Kane Jr. of Williamsport, and Kathleen R. Kane of Williamsport. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Alfred Jordan, Marion Sechler, Michael Bennett, Thomas Bennett, David Bennett, Sara Cunnard, Patricia Cunnard, and Kristen Kane and nine great-grandchildren, 11 step-grandchildren, 24 step great-grandchildren, 13 step great-great grandchildren, and one step great-great-great grandchild. Also surviving is her sister-in-law, Elizabeth H. Maule and six nieces and nephews. Marion was predeceased by her husband Robert E. Kane Sr., on Aug. 3, 2013, her parents, and her brother William L. Maule. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. on Sunday evening at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. Funeral services for Marion L. Kane will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 14, 2016 at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 720 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, with Rev. Brian Van Fossen officiating. Interment will follow at Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport.Contributions in memory of Marion L. Kane if so desired may be made to Hope Enterprises, 2401 Reach Rd., Williamsport, Pa. The family will provide the flowers. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 3/11/2016

MCCARTHY –MRS MARY ELEANOR MCMAHON, age 83, of Dushore, Pa., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at the Williamsport Home with her loving family at her side. Mary Eleanor was born, April 28, 1932, in Towanda, Pa., daughter of the late Jeremiah J. and Alice E. Holcombe McCarthy. She grew up in Meshoppen and moved to Dushore in 1943 when father passed away. She lived on Laurel Street for over 60 years. She graduated from St. Basil's High School, a member of the class of 1950. She graduated from Marywood University in 1954. She married F. Eugene (Gene) McMahon of New Albany on June 18, 1955. He predeceased her on Feb. 2, 1996 after 40 years of marriage. She worked at The Sullivan Review for close to 30 years. Mary was a devoted Catholic and a woman of great faith. She was a member of St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa., and a member of the I.H.M. Altar and Rosary Society. She was very active with church picnics and functions and cut the cakes for over 40 years at the 4th of July Picnic. She also taught CCD for many years at St. Basil's. Surviving Mary are four sons, Timothy P. (Stephanie) McMahon of Montoursville, Pa., F. Jeremiah McMahon of Dushore, Pa., Francis E. (Beth) McMahon of Cogan Station, Pa., and Thomas P. "Tuck" (Kathleen) McMahon of Montoursville, Pa.; four daughters, Kathy (Stanley) Bohensky, of Dushore, Pa., Jean Marie (Mike) Herman, of Canton, Pa., Ellen (Nathan) Chase, of Dushore, Pa., and Joan A. (Allen) Anzer of Kirkwood, Mo.; brother, Jeremiah Joseph "Buster" (Mary Rita) McCarthy, of Rockford, Ill.; sister, Pauline A. (William) Saxe, of Dushore, Pa.; two brothers in law, Judson Battin, of Dushore, Pa., and Robert Oliver, of Wyalusing, Pa.; sister-in-law, Irene McMahon, New Albany, PA, 21 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. A Transferal Service will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 10:30 A.M. and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Basil’s Church, at 11:00 A.M with the Rev. Richard Rojas, her pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil’s Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, March 4, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. –Towanda Daily Review 3/2/2016

RICHARD HUGH MCCARTHY JR. - My name is Richard Hugh McCarthy, Jr., better known as Rick. I was born July 8, 1965 to R. Hugh McCarthy and Donna S. Reel in Elmira, NY. I grew up in Horseheads, NY enjoying the pleasures of a late 20th century youth, with my brother Kevin and sister Karen. I died February 10, 2016. I lived a good life in spite of the uninvited squatter discovered in 2013. I graduated from Cortland College in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. In 1993, I graduated from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy with a Master of Public Administration. I dedicated my professional life to making the communities I had the pleasure of calling home better, through the agencies I worked for, and the constituencies I served. These included work in eldercare, HIV/AIDS, cancer, and vision loss. In 1991 I met the love of my life. Kirsten you contributed to so much of the happiness in my life - I love you always! I think I loved you from the moment you danced into my life. Together we had quite a ride. It was an adventure at every turn and we took quite a few along the way. Perhaps the two best resulted in our beautiful daughters, Lauren and Maddie - girls I am always with you in your heart and memory. I am so proud of the women you are becoming, stay strong and be well. Thank you for the honor of being your father, your dad, your "didi". I lived a fantastic, interesting, and blessed life. Space does not allow me to do justice to the many friendships and experiences I had in my journey. To my friends and family I say thank you for sharing yourself with me. I hope I gave back as well as I received. Surviving me are my immediate family - my amazing wife Kirsten, and my wonderful daughters Lauren and Maddie, as well as my extended family - my mother, Donna McCarthy, my brother, Kevin McCarthy (his wife Tracy and their children Jennifer (Melisa), Sean, Caitlin, and Alicia), my sister, Karen, my mother-in-law, Annette Henderson, my brother-in-law, Jess Henderson and his family as well as a host of loving and very special aunts, uncles, and cousins. Forty eight of my years were spent living a life with few hurdles and many amazing experiences. Then the beast was uncovered. While a diagnosis of advanced cancer is devastating, together with my loving family I found life, joy and continued to make the most of what we had. Within each of us and within each day lies the possibility of happiness, it is merely up to us to find it. To all my friends and family I say goodbye and thank you for your love and sharing yourselves with me. I encourage you to seek and find the happiness that is there for the taking. There will be no services, I invite family and friends who wish to remember me to find a way that is meaningful to you. If you wish to make a donation in my memory I ask that you consider the Association for Vision Rehabilitation and Employment, Inc. I had the wonderful opportunity to be a part of this team for ten years and believe they do great work for the communities they serve, and are an example of an organization that is committed to both its mission and the employees who make it all happen. Farewell, goodbye, and all my best always. Rick. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/14/2016

WILLIAM ‘STOGIE’ MCCARTHY, age 74, of Nicholson, died Sunday April 24 2016 at the Golden Living Center in Tunkhannock. Born in Dunmore, he is the son of the late Thomas McCarthy and Ruth Denniston. He was a 1959 graduate of Dunmore High School, and was a lifelong over the road truck driver. Surviving William are three daughters, Linda D’Amario and husband, Alphonse; Margaret Wilkins and husband, Keith; and Maureen Rafferty; one son, William McCarthy and companion, Karen Lamorte; one brother, Thomas McCarthy and wife, Toni; a sister, Mary Burrows and husband, Ed; a sister-in-law, Margo Swan; six grandchildren, Bryan Chapman and wife, Jenn; Kevin Chapman, Sara Hribar and husband, Matt; Kecia Wilkins and companion, Gary Tokash; Corey McCarthy and companion, Nicole Wharton; and Kayla Chapman and husband, Tyler; seven great-grandchildren, Karisn, Keden, Ethan, Aria, Harper, Domenick and Haylee, who is on her way; and nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by a son-in-law, Pat Rafferty; two brothers, Steve and Jack Denniston; three sisters, Jean and Ann Denniston and Nancy McCarthy. A viewing will be held today from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Charles H. Litwin Funeral Home, 91 State St., Nicholson. Funeral services and Interment in the Nicholson Cemetery will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House or the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital in Danville in honor of his great-grandson, Domenick Chapman. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

RICHARD ARLEN MCENTIRE entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Feb. 11, at the age of 79. He suffered a catastrophic stroke on Tuesday and succumbed to his injuries 48 hours later. His heavenly father was anxious to bring him home. Richard, known to his family as "Dick," was born in 1936 in Sherburne, N.Y. to Donald and Katherine McEntire but grew up in the small town of Towanda, Pa. He attended Penn State before completing a tour of duty in the Army. He then worked for several companies including General Electric-where he was on contract with the Air Force-hometown Dupont, and most recently, Marietta Eye Clinic. It was in Thailand where he met the love of his life and vowed to care for her and her family - a promise he held until his last breath. He was known as a kind, gentle and sweet soul with a Christian faith, and had an easy demeanor. Richard had an extraordinary intellect and a keen eye for detail. An avid conservative and true patriot, he enjoyed talking politics, going to the shooting range, and debating current events. He loved animals and relished his role as "Grandpa" to the many dogs that inhabited his home. He is survived by his wife, Dangwadee, and his children (and spouses) Scott (Allison), Tia and Ranee (Jim); his grandchildren, Josh, Logan and Blayne; and his siblings, John (Betty Ann), Donald (Nancy), Sharon (David), and Margaret Peggy (Larry). Richard has left a huge void in his passing and will be greatly missed by all. Our hearts ache from his loss, but we know we will see him again. We love you! Funeral services were held Sunday, February 14, 2016 at the Woodstock Funeral Home in Woodstock, Ga. –Towanda Daily Review 2/24/2016

MILLER –MARJORIE M. PRATT, age 70, of Beaver Dams, NY passed away on Monday, February 15, 2016 at home. Marjorie was born December 31, 1945 in Wellsville, NY to Kenneth and Lois (Cramer) Miller. She married Donald R. Pratt on January 24, 1964. Marjorie was a loving wife and mother who had many talents. She enjoyed reading, bowling, bird watching and putting puzzles together. She was a Cub Scout Den mother, taught a ceramics class and sold Avon for many years. She is survived by her husband, Donald R. Pratt; two daughters, Donna (John) Worm of Grantville, PA and Darlene Pratt Kishbaugh of Horseheads, NY; son, Matthew (Denise Searle) Pratt of Watkins Glen, NY; eight grandchildren, Audrey and Josiah Worm, Joshua and Rachael Kishbaugh, Alexander and Abigail Rundle and Jasmine and Deven Searle; siblings, Donna (Gerald) Kibbe of Harrison Valley, PA, Gene (Nancy) Miller of Bradford, NY and Janice (Kenneth) Holmes of Gang Mills, NY; along with many nieces and nephews. Along with her mother and father, she was predeceased by her infant son, Donald Jr. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be given to Alzheimer's Association, 435 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY or Care First, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY. Family and friends are invited to call at Grace Lee Memorial Wesleyan Church, 2075 Chambers Road, Beaver Dams, NY on Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 11:00am to 1:00pm. A memorial service will immediately follow at 1:00pm. There will be a time of celebration and a gathering with the family at the conclusion of the service. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/17/2016

MELVIN J. MILLS, age 77 of Lake Carey and Lakeshore, Fl.,died Wed. Feb 17, 2016 in Winter Haven Fl. He was raised in Kingston, PA and lived in Bensalem, PA. Born June 1 1938,in Wilkes-Barre, PA, he was the son of Curzon S. and Frances (Belles) Mills. Mr.MIlls was raised by George and Erma (Mills) Updyke, his aunt and uncle for whom he had great respect and affection. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Mary Ellen (Zwiebel) Mills. Mr. Mills graduated from Kingston High School, class of 1957and attended Alfred State Tech in Alfred, N.Y. Mr. Mills worked for the Department of Defense for 35 years, both at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard and the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Philadelphia PA. He earned numerous awards during his career. Mel enjoyed traveling and he and his wife, Mary Ellen visited all 50 states as well as other countries. Upon his retirement Mel and Mary Ellen moved from Bensalem to Lake Carey where they spent the summers and wintered in Lakeshore, Fl. His greatest joy was spending time with his family at the lake, the hunting cabin or on vacation with his granddaughters. Mel was active in the Bensalem Ramblers Boys Club, serving as Babe Ruth Commissioner and coach of the 115 lb. football team. He was a member of the United States Army Reserve (1961-1967) American Legion Post 0457 of Tunkhannock, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Tunkhannock, Lake Carey Sportsmen’s Club, Lake Carey Cottager’s Association, Vice-president of the Lakeshore Men’s Club and president of the Lakeshore Shuffleboard Club. Mel enjoyed all sports. He played football for Kingston High School, was a Philadelphia Eagles ticket holder and fans of Penn State football as well as the Philadelphia Phillies. Mel always said he had a job he enjoyed, a great marriage, a loving family and a rewarding life. For that he was forever grateful. Besides his parents and aunt and uncle, Mel was preceded in death by his sister Louise Jones, brother, Kenneth Mills and sister-in-law, Jody (Gillum) Mills. Besides his wife, Mel is survived by his son Richard and wife Amparo of Bensalem, PA, daughter, Kathryn Gramo and husband Ken of Coatesville PA; four granddaughters, Valentina and Gabriela Mills, Marlana and Analiese Gramo; sisters: Marlene Potts and husband Jim of Eatontown, NJ, Margaret Edwards of Dallas, PA; brothers: Robert Mills and wife Linda of Meshoppen PA, Thomas Mills of Bradenton, Fl; brother in-law: Kenneth Jones of Williston, FL; aunt: Thelma Belles of Noxen PA, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11am from the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St. Tunkhannock with Pastor Murray Brindle of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church officiating. Friends may call from 9:30 AM until the time of service. A luncheon will be served at the Warren Hotel, Tunkhannock directly after the service. Interment will be at the Maple Hill Cemetery, Hanover Twp., PA following the luncheon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 5672 SR6 West Tunkhannock Pa, or Lake Wales Lutheran Church, 640 S. Scenic Hwy Lake Wales, FL. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

JOHN K. MINARD, 71, of Sayre, Pa., passed away very peacefully on Monday, April 18, 2016 at home. He was born on April 22, 1944 in Sayre, Pa., the son of James Jr. and Helen McCraney Minard.John loved spending quality time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed woodworking and being outdoors on the Chemung River in his boat. He retired as a journeyman roofer. John was a very loyal and honest friend. He would always help out anyone who needed help, no matter if he knew them or not.He is predeceased by his father, James Minard Jr.John is survived by his wife of 49 years, Judy at home; children, Rick (Becky) Minard and Kathy Minard (Mike Bentley), both of Athens Township, Pa.; grandchildren, Payta Bentley and Logan Minard, and Thea Bentley; mother, Helen Minard of Athens, Pa.; and sister, Lois Boney of Mainesburg, Pa. At the request of family, there will be no calling hours or services at this time. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 4/20/2016

LAWRENCE ‘LARRY’ MOSHER passed away on Feb. 1, 2016, peacefully with his children by his side. Born on in Scranton on June 27, 1940 he was the son of the late Howard and Mildred Sepovich Mosher. Larry graduated from Hop Bottom High School in 1958 and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving from February 1964 until January 1966. He worked at Procter & Gamble Mehoopany for many years before he acquired his CDL. He drove for many companies and got to see many states before retiring. Larry was known to never leave home without his trusted Nikon. He loved taking pictures of his children, landscapes and beautiful women. He could always bring a smile out of anyone. In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his wife Mary Sweet Mosher; and son-in-law Bob Takacs. He is survived by his children: Tara 'Brat 1' Grose and husband Justin of Laceyville, Lara 'Brat 2' Mosher of Factoryville, and Allen 'Brat 3' and wife Marilyn Mosher of Laceyville; his sister Jean and husband Frank KIavka; and brother, Richard Mosher of Meshoppen. At the family's request there were no services. Arrangements were entrusted to the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 W. Tioga St. Tunkhannock. –Wyoming County Examiner 3/2/2016

ROGER D. MULNO, 60 of Janesville, Wis., died Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Beloit Memorial Hospital. He was born June 4, 1955 in Towanda, Pa., the son of Luther and Jean (Miller) Mulno. Roger was a veteran serving in the U.S. Navy. He married Susan Barker on Dec. 7, 1996 in Beloit, Wis. Roger was employed by ABC Supply for over 30 years and he loved his job as a fleet specialist. He enjoyed working on trucks, riding his Harley, camping, boating, being outdoors on his 40 acres with his dog, Freedom, and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. Roger was a "Jack of all trades," loved visiting with people and could talk to anyone. He was an amazing husband, a true definition of a "family man," a loyal friend and he especially enjoyed being a grandfather. Survivors include his wife, Sue; six children, Rhonda Shaw of Pennsylvania, Bryon Mulno and Chris Mulno, both of Texas, Adam Horton of Janesville, Wis., Andrew (Robin) Horton of Michigan, and Alizabeth (Ryan Akkerman) Barker of Orfordville, Wis.; grandson, Ryder Akkerman; siblings, Shirley Rice, Charlene Hipple, Donald (Suzanne) Mulno, and Charla Bump, all of Pennsylvania, Sharon Newman of Kansas, and Marilyn (Thomas) Williams of New York; mother-in-law, Ginny Long; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Elwood Miller and Luther Mulno; and father-in-law, Jim Long. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 14, 2016 in the Orfordville Lutheran Chuch, 210 N. Main St., Orfordville, Wis., with Pastor Andy Twiton officiating. Burial will be in Plymouth Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Sunday in the Daley Murphy Wisch & Associates Funeral Home and Crematorium, 2355 Cranston Rd., Beloit, Wis. –Towanda Daily Review 3/8/2016

JAMES STEWART ORSHAL, 79, of Nichols, N.Y., passed away on Friday, February 19, 2016 at Cayuga Medical Center. James was born March 2, 1938 in Camptown, Pa. to his parents, Ralph and Hilda Orshal. James was predeceased by his wife Helen Orshal and his daughter Kathy Eckstrom. He is survived by his great niece, Beth Babcock, who has been by his side for the past year. James served in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1963. James was retired from Ingersoll Rand. He also worked in the past doing donkey-ball, pulled balls at bingo, and Sayre Floral delivering flowers. James loved to go to Tioga Downs, and enjoyed playing Bingo. There will be no funeral or services at his request. –Sayre Morning Times 2/22/2016

JOHN R. OSHETSKI JR. "Uncle Don" age 45, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at home. Beloved son and uncle, John was born in Elmira, son of John R. and Jean (Woodard) Oshetski of Erin NY. John is also survived by sister Marabeth Oshetski, with Jason Johnston, of Ridgegury Pa and her daughter Adah; brothers and sisters-in-law, Drs. James and Julie Oshetski of Freeport, ME with Andrew and Ella; Michael and Janelle Oshetski of Horsheads with John-Warren and Alexander; along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. John was a graduate of Horseheads High School and Alfred University. An electrical engineer, he was employed at Lockheed Martin. Family and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at St. Patrick's Church, Elmira. Burial in Canton, PA at a later date. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/8/2016

PADILLA –MARIA PICKETT - In the early morning hours of March 10, 2016, our beloved Maria Pickett went home to be with the Lord after a courageous battle against cancer. Maria could not wait to begin her journey into this world and on July 1, 1978 she was born Maria Louisa Padilla in an ambulance en route to the hospital in Perth Amboy, N.J., to her proud dad Ismael Padilla and her beautiful mom Judith Cummings Sorenson, who preceded her in death in 2011 and with whom she is now happily reunited in heaven. Maria grew up in Port Monmouth, N.J. where she graduated from Middletown North High School in 1996. Always an animal lover, it was here where she raised some "interesting" pets, such as a tarantula, a hedgehog and a goat she used to walk along the beach. Though she love the fast-paced Jersey lifestyle in the early 2000s Maria chose to make Canton, Pa., her new home so she could be nearer to family - especially her mom with whom she shared a close bond. She attended Lackawanna Community College in Towanda, Pa., majoring in Early Childhood Education and began her career at Stepping Stones Childcare in Canton where she impacted the lives of so many children and their families for over a decade. Maria was a member of New Life Church in Canton and her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ carried her throughout her fight. It was at Lackawanna College where Maria met the love of her life Seth Pickett in 2010 and they married on Aug. 15, 2015. In addition to her loving husband, Maria is survived by her two daughters, Jada Rose Confer (10) and Jacey Rae Pickett (2). She is also survived by her brothers, Raymond (Roseanne) Sorenson of Greer, S.C., David Sorenson and her sister, Julia Margarita Padilla Busteed both of Charlotte, N.C.; nephews, Randy, David, Christopher, Aeron, Jason and Logan; nieces, Sara and Tia; great-nieces, Dannicka and Audrey; dear cousins, Rosanna (Glen), Kylie and Declan Licari of Middletown, N.J.; mothers-in-law, Edie Pickett of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Caroline Pickett Rubendall of Towanda, Pa.; sister-in-law, Jennifer (Mark) Sheeley, and nieces and nephews of Ulster, Pa.; extended church friends, very special friends, Nicolee and Bob Coles, Aimee Largent, Tia Buss, Cassi Cole-Brown, Cynthia Mitstifer, Felicia Elizabeth, Lori Colon, Kate Edmond and Cindy Kennedy; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. A memorial service will be held in honor and remembrance of Maria's life at 11 a.m. on March 26, 2016 at New Life Church, 299 McMurray Rd., Canton, PA. Donations to the family can be sent by cash, PayPal, or preferably through Maria's GoFundMe page online. –Towanda Daily Review 3/17/2016

PENNAY –CLARA M. HALSTEAD, 89, of Nazareth, PA, formerly of Northampton-Beersville, PA, died on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 at Gracedale Nursing Home in Nazareth, PA. Born Oct. 29, 1926 in Stevensville, she was the daughter of Cecil H. and Doris M. (Warner) Pennay. She was the wife of the late Lawrence Whipple and the late Dietrick Halstead. Clara was a cashier and greeter at Kmart in Walnutport for 15 years before retiring. Prior to Kmart, she worked at the gift shop at the former ABE Airport for 10 years. She was past Worthy Matron of Rose Croix Chapter #235, Order of the Eastern Star in Northampton and was past District Deputy, Chaplain, and Kings Guard of White Shrine of Jerusalem in Allentown. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Donna Kocher of Bath and Cheryl, wife of Phillip Rockel of Northampton; son, Dale Whipple of Wyalusing; brother, Harold Pennay; sister, Mildred, wife of Jesse Goodwin, both of Laceyville; three grandchildren; great- and great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by sons, Gordon and Terry Halstead; a grandson; two brothers and two sisters. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19 at Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Avenue, North-ampton, PA. The family received friends from 7 until 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family in Fairview Cemetery, Moore Twp., Bath. Contributions may be made to Rose Croix Chapter #235 Order of the Eastern Star, c/o the funeral home. –Wyalusing Rocket 2/25/2016

MR. JAMES O. POWELL, age 78, of Towanda, Pa., passed away on Saturday evening, March 19, 2016 at the Robert Packer Hospital, after a brief illness, with his loving family at his side. Jim was born on Feb. 24, 1938, in Milton, Pa., one of nine children, to the late Charles and Amanda Roughton Powell. He honorably served his country from 1957 until 1961 in the United States Air Force. After serving in the Air Force, he graduated from the Pennsylvania State Police Academy and served as a State Trooper. Upon retiring from the Pennsylvania State Police after 20 years of service, he was elected and served as a Bradford County District Judge in jurisdiction 42-3-03 from 1988 until 2000. Jim was a member of the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and also a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. He was also a member of the La Société des 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux, where he chaired the registered the nurses scholarship fund for five years and also was a member of the TAC Missileers.Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Sonya Powell at home; two sons, Steven (Valerie) Powell of Orlando, Fla., and Joseph (Melissa) Powell of Alexandria, Pa.; daughter, Alison Powell of Athens, Pa.; four grandchildren, Jackie, Jessica, Satchel and Delaney; great-granddaughter, Bella; and sister, Norma Parise of Carlisle, Pa. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by five brothers, William Powell, C. Robert Powell, John "Jack" Powell, Ronald Powell and Richard "Dick" Powell; and by two sisters, Lois Brown and Ruthanna Wolfe. Private family graveside services will be held at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, Pa. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Salvation Army, Towanda Chapter, 105 Main St., Towanda, PA or to the 40 & 8 Nurses Scholarship Fund, c/o Murray O'Donnell, 643 Hillcrest Drive, Towanda, PA in loving memory of James O. Powell. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 3/22/2016

CARLETON L. RICE SR. age 64 of Horseheads, NY, passed away peacefully, Saturday, March 12, 2016 at home with his wife, Diane and his beloved dogs, Buster and Lulu, by his side. Carl was born to Geraldine (Rockwell) Rice and Robert Rice on August 9, 1951 in Elmira, NY. He grew up and attended school in Horseheads, NY and joined the Army in 1968. In 1971 he married Yvette Cox and they had three children. In 1989 he met Diane Nitz and they married on March 23, 1996. They lived in Nebraska and recently moved to Horseheads, NY. Carl's greatest love was his wife, and his children and grandchildren. He worked in construction most of his life having owned a remodeling business for years in Nebraska. In his spare time, he loved to hunt and fish, and ride his Harley. In addition to his parents, Carl was also predeceased by his grandparents, Mary O'Sullivan, Russell Rockwell; uncles, Thomas, Wesley and James Rockwell; aunt, Virginia Rockwell Decker and mother-in-law, Jeanice Sutton Nitz. Carl is survived by his loving wife, Diane Nitz Rice of Horseheads, NY; his children, Nicole Rice Keough of Horseheads, NY, Michele Rice Robb (Kyle Addy) and Carleton Rice, Jr., all of Tulsa, OK, and Joshua (Esmeralda) Nitz of Lewisville, TX; grandchildren, Maxine Keough of Horseheads, NY, Natalia Robb and Lane Addy both of Tulsa, OK, Alexis Rice also of Horseheads, NY, and Cooper Nitz of Lewisville, TX; brothers-in-law, Michael Cole of Grand Island, NE, Ronald Cole of Aurora, NE, Russell Cole of Hordville, NE, and David (Lori) Cole of Lincoln, NE; several aunts and uncles; nieces and nephews; and many loving friends. Carl will be greatly missed by all. He was bigger than life and lived life to the fullest. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to assist with medical expenses to https://www.gofundme.com/gnudm4v8. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/17/2016

THOMAS E. RICHARDS, age 68, was born May 1, 1947 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Thomas Irving and Dorothy Ann (Warner) Richards. Tom went home to be with the Lord, while holding the hand of his beloved Myrle, on Monday, February 22, 2016 at the Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 27 years, Myrle (Conrad) Richards; son, Gary Kevin Richards; grandson, Dameon; brother, David Richards, sister, Janet Frost (Tom); along with several nieces and nephews, great nieces, great nephews, many other relatives and a host of friends. His second love was a pug named "Buddy". Tom was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corp and proudly served his country during the Viet Nam War. He retired from IBM in Endicott, NY as an engineer after 25 years of dedicated service, then went on to retire with 9 years from Winchester Optical in Elmira. Tom was a diehard NASCAR fan with Kyle Busch being his favorite driver. He was also a big time Buffalo Bills fan. Tom was a "Iaker", boating and living on Seneca Lake. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm and 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring Tom's life will follow the visitation at 7 p.m. His cousin Johnny will officiate. Interment will take place at the Bath National Cemetery in Bath, NY. Memorial donations may be directed to Strong Memorial Hospital Neuromedicine ICU, Box # 619-812, 601 Elmwood Ave. Rochester, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/25/2016

FRANKLIN ROBBINS, 90, of Clarks Summit, PA, passed away peacefully at his home in Clarks Summit, PA on April 25, 2016. He was born in Quakertown, PA on December 29, 1925 to the late Edward K. and Ethel H. (Collins) Robbins. He was predeceased by his wife, Jessie (Maybury) Robbins. He is survived by his four children and their spouses, Gary E. Robbins and wife Carol, Pittsburgh, PA, David F. and Ellen Robbins, Kingsley, PA, Ruth E. Harrison, Kingsley, PA, Glenn W. and Rosanne Robbins, Clarks Summit, PA, nine grandchildren, great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter, Lois Cynthia Redman, brother, Isaac, and sister, Edna. Franklin was a WWII Army Veteran serving in both theatres. He was part of the occupation of the Philippines and Japan. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 28, 2016 at the Universalist Church of Brooklyn with the Rev. Lucas Taylor officiating. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, Montrose, PA. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, Brooklyn, PA. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brtozman

ROBERTS –JACKQUELINE ‘JACKIE’ ROBERTS KNAUS, 73, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Monday, February 29, 2016 at her home in the loving care of her family. She was born November 17, 1942 in Blossburg, PA, a daughter of Ellsworth O. and Lucy (Reep) Roberts. Jackie graduated from Wellsboro High School, Class of 1960 and then graduated from Jean Summers Business School in Elmira. She married Ronald "Tuffy" Knaus and they had two children. Sadly, Ron died when the children were young and Jackie was faced with the challenges of a single parent. Fortunately, she had the loving support of her family close by. Jackie retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Public Assistance after 25 years of service as a caseworker. She had a passion for music and was a founding member of the Wellsboro Women's Chorus which began in 1979 and is very active today. In recent years she joined another local music group, the Wednesday Morning Musicales. She enjoyed helping others and volunteered for many years as a worker and board member of the local food pantry. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, the Canyon Dreamers Investment Club and a retiree's luncheon club. Jackie was an avid reader and she enjoyed gardening and going on picnics at Colton Point. She loved to travel, with Williamsburg, VA and Cape Cod being favorite destinations. She was an active member of the United Methodist Church of Wellsboro and served her God with devotion. Jackie is survived by her son, Brad Knaus of Lancaster, PA; her daughter, Laurie DiFrancesco (Steve) of Penn Yan; her mother, Lucy Roberts of Wellsboro; sisters, Barbara Auman (Thomas) of Wellsboro and Connie Kudrich (Michael) of Hawley, PA; two brothers-in-law, John Suhr of Wellsboro and Clarence Knaus (Joan) of Montoursville, PA; several special nieces, nephews, cousins and grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Ron Knaus; father, Ellsworth Roberts; sister, Sharon Suhr and her special friend, Donald Anderson. Friends and family are invited to call on Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 4-7 PM at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., 139 Main St. Wellsboro. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 4, 2016, 11:00 AM at the United Methodist Church of Wellsboro. Memorial donations may be made to the UMC, 36 Main St., Wellsboro. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/2/2016

RODGERS –VIRGINIA BETH INMAN, 74, of Crossroads, Texas, passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 in Denton, Texas. She was born April 5, 1941 in Sandusky, Texas to Carl Rodgers and Mary Elizabeth (Hobbs) Rodgers. Virginia married Paul F. Inman on June 23, 1956 in Whitesboro, Texas. Virgina was a member of the Eastern Star Carpenters #183 Chapter of Sherman, Texas. She is survived by her husband, Paul; daughters, Joy and husband John Wynn of Crossroads, Texas, Angel and husband Barry Ahlbrandt of Oak Point, Texas, Linda and husband Drew Applin of Providence Village, Texas; sisters, Lena and husband Charles Tamplen of Whitesboro, Texas, Joy Franklin of Esparto, Calif., and Linda and husband Robert Bernard of Denison, Texas; best friend, Karen Dollins of Sherman, Texas.; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Jack Franklin. Visitation was held 6-8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 at Slay Memorial Chapel of Aubrey, Texas. A graveside service was held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 at Belew Cemetery in Aubrey with Rev. Doyle Henderson officiating. Services are under the direction of Terri Slay and Slay Memorial. –Towanda Daily Review 2/10/2016

ROOD –CAROL (ROOD) KETCHUM, 76, of Durham, N.C. (formerly from Tunkhannock), passed away at her home on Feb. 26, 2016. Born Dec. 2, 1939, to Ira and Nettie Rood in Luzerne County, Carol spent most of her life in Mehoopany and Tunkhannock where she raised her family. She retired as CEO of Penn East Credit Union in Scranton in 2004 and then moved to Durham to be close to her sons and grandchildren. She was a board member of Tyler Memorial Hospital for many years and active member of the BPW of Tunkhannock before retiring. In her free time she was an avid cook and sang with several choirs and chorale groups. Carol was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers (Donald Rood Sr. and Harold Rood) and a sister (Betty Shearer). She is survived by her sons: Kevin Ketchum (wife Holly), and Eric Ketchum; and daughter, Lisa Gandy (husband Ken); and her granddaughters: Reagan Ketchum and Amber Ketchum. Pennsylvania services will be held on Friday, March 4, at Clark Piatt Funeral Home, 6 Sunset Lake Rd., Hunlock Creek, beginning with visitation at 10 a.m., followed by services at 11 a.m. Burial will immediately follow at Bloomingdale Cemetery in Shickshinny. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations on Carol's behalf to the A.P.S. of Durham, N.C., or Mt. Sylvan United Methodist Church, Durham, N.C. –Wyoming County Examiner 3/2/2016

WILLIAM M. ‘BUTCH’ ROWE JR., 67, of the Sullivan Terrace, Dushore, Pa., passed away Thursday evening, March 10, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Butch, as he was known by his family and friends, was born in Sayre, Pa., on Sept. 23, 1948 the son of William M. Rowe Sr. and Dorothy P. Prymer Rowe. He attended Towanda High School and furthered his education in the welding trade in Schenectady, N.Y. Butch worked as a welder for many years, until declining health no longer permitted him to continue. In early years, he was an avid bowler and a member of several bowling leagues in the Towanda area. Butch enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and high school sports. Butch will always be remembered for his great smile and quick wit. His love of family encompassed his life. He was always a free spirit. His family includes his children: William B. "Brad" Rowe of Towanda, Jay (Holly) Rowe of Apex, N.C., Calicia (Mitch) Williams of Ulster, Casey (Keri) Rowe of Athens, and Chelsea Rowe of Ulster; grandchildren: Aylssa (Shane) Bennici , Alexis (David) Maynard, Jesse Rowe, Josie and Joslyn Rowe, Kade and Casyn Rowe, Brilyn Rowe, Dalton Johnson, and Colton Schoonover; great-grandchildren: Bristol and Haylee Bennici, and Brynlee and Brionna Maynard; sisters: Shirley West of Shavertown, Pa., Patricia Parsons of Towanda, Marie (Chuck) Sutton of Towanda, Sally (Mark) Kinsman of Towanda, and Carol (Michael) Pierce of Towanda; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and his dear friend, Dee. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Lou Lopez and brother, Gerald Prymer. A celebration of Butch's life will be announced at a later date. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to a charity or organization of one's choice in Butch's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 3/12/2016

RUMSEY –ANNETTE RESUE, age 82, of Big Flats, NY, died peacefully at home on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 surrounded by her family. Annette was predeceased by her husband Ronald Sr, by her sisters, Carol Jean Rumsey, Beatrice Church and Alberta Elliott and by a brother, Harold Rumsey Jr. She is survived by her sons, Ronald Jr (Bren) of Elmira, NY, Harold (Elly) of Lindley Presho, NY, David (Barb)of Big Flats, NY and Tim (Paunta)of Big Flats, NY, grandchildren, Marcie ReSue (Darby) of Corning, NY, Mark ReSue (Kate) of Corning, NY, Chris ReSue of Jonesboro, Tennessee, Heather Castaldo (Nick) of Chicago, Illinois, Whitney ReSue of Anchorage, Alaska, and Anthony ReSue (Heather) of Richton, Mississippi. She is also survived by her sisters, Joan Keefer of Corning, NY and Mildred Treusdell of Painted Post, NY, sister-in-law, Ruth Rumsey of Beaver Dams, NY, and many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Annette enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was very active in the community and volunteered many hours. Her activities included: Sugar and Spice Singing Group, Corning Meals on Wheels, lifelong member of Big Flats VFW, Crystal Spinners, South Corning Methodist Church, Big Flats American Leigion, Corning Senior Center, and the Corning YMCA. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 East Pulteney Street, Corning on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. A celebration of Annette's life will follow there at 7:00 p.m. A private burial service will be at Coopers Plain Cemetery at a date to be determined by the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to the South Corning United Methodist Church, 12 Caton Road, Corning, NY or to Corning Meals on Wheels, Inc., 144 Cedar Street, Corning, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/25/2016

SALSMAN –FREDA L. STEDGE, 92, of Waverly, N.Y. passed away on March 1, 2016 in her home. Freda will be remembered by her sons, Bill Stedge and Jim Stedge; her stepson, Donald Stedge; and her daughter-in-laws, Ann Marie and Diana Stedge. She will be greatly missed by her granddaughters, Jenna Stedge and Jennifer Kijowski and her grandson, Tim Stedge as well as other grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Freda is survived by her siblings, Louise Ditchburn, Letha Robinson, Lela Smith, Martha Adams, Thelma Larrabee, Margie Bahr, Nancy Vargason, Harold Salsman, Glenn Salsman, and Fred Salsman Jr. She is also survived by her special friends, Dawn Myers, Betty Rose Blair and Kate Wood. Freda was predeceased by her loving husband of 45 years, Benjamin Stedge; her stepson, George Stedge; her parents, Fred and Effie Salsman; and her brother, Robert Salsman. Freda was employed by Sayre Lingerie and Ingersoll-Rand. She enjoyed sewing blankets for baptisms and veterans, crocheting bonnets for babies in Hershey Medical Center's NICU, working on her puzzles, reading, and spending time with her companion, Tinkerbell. She was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Waverly for many years. Freda will be remembered by her friends and family as a loving, hardworking person. At Freda's request, there will be no services. A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2016 in the banquet room at the Rail House in Waverly, N.Y. All friends and family are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Waverly United Methodist Church at 158 Chemung St., Waverly, NY. Services provided by Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. –Towanda Daily Review 3/3/2016

JOSEPH A. SANTOS, 79, of Rome, Pa., went to his eternal home on March 10, 2016 where he would once again be joined with his best friend, "Bo-Jack" and his Mom and Dad ... and God himself. Joe was born on Dec. 8, 1936 in Barnesville, Pa., a son of the late Albino Santos and Alwyn Santos Miller. A dedicated and hardworking man, he worked many hard hours in the construction industry with the Lancaster Construction Company. Joe enjoyed spending time outdoors, whether it was hunting, fishing or just reflecting life with still photos. Carrying a happy tune throughout life, Joe enjoyed singing and his sense of humor carried him till the end of his journey here with us. He leaves behind his daughter, his "sweetheart" as he called her, Jackie Newton and her husband Ernie Newton; daughters Janice (Mort) Engelbert, and Yvonne Santos; sons: Joe Santos, Tony Santos, Wayne Santos, Ash (fiancée Pam Shapely) Steele and three grandsons: Shawn Santos, Dylan Jones, and Logan Roberts. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and celebration of Joe's life at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols with Pastor George Bodine, of the Nichols Presbyterian Church, officiating. The Cooley family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel is honored and privileged to be service the Santos family. –Towanda Daily Review 3/13/2016

SATTERLEE –DOROTHY M. ‘DOTTIE’ MORSE, 104, of Montour Falls, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2016. She was born in Rochester, on March 13, 1911, the daughter of the late Lionel and Lou Ella (Curry) Satterlee. As a child, Dottie attended her first through six grades in a two room schoolhouse, and then went on to Watkins Glen High School, where she graduated at the time of the Great Depression in 1929. Dottie later trained and worked as a beautician and interior decorator. She married Henry Morse, a Prudential Insurance salesman, and they were happily married for 25 years until his death in Nov 1971. Dottie was a member of the Watkins Glen First Methodist Church where she and her husband Henry taught Sunday school. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter #142, Schuyler County Women's Democratic Club, and La Boutique des Huit Chapeaux et Quarante Femmes NY Chapter #537. Dottie and Henry were avid golfers. They helped build the Watkins Glen Golf Course and worked to maintain it for many years. Dottie was Past President of the Women's Division for two years. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #555 where she served as President for two years, member, and Chairman of the Vietnam Project for Schuyler County American Legion. Dottie also won Gardener of the week 3 times. Dottie is survived by her niece Kelsey (William) Neuhausen of Ocala, FL and by many special friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, April 29, 2016 from 10-11 am at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. A celebration of Dottie's life will follow at 11:00 am. Burial will be in South Hill Cemetery, Ithaca. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/24/2016

KAITLYN ARABELLA SAXTON, 2, of Clay, passed away unexpectedly at home on March 5, 2016. Kaitlyn was spunky, adventurous, and friendly to everyone. She captured everyone's hearts with her adorable smile. She will be greatly missed and forever loved by family and friends. She loved cartoons, bowling, playing in her kitchen and building with her blocks. Kaitlyn is predeceased by her grandfather, Stanley J. Saxton, Jr. Kaitlyn is survived by her parents, Christopher and Melissa (Sargent) Saxton; brother, Brayden Saxton; paternal grandparents Brad and Diane Lines; paternal grandmother, Mary Kelly; maternal grandparents, Greg and Lorri Sargent; uncle, Mathew (Alicia) Saxton; cousin, Isaac Saxton; uncle, Scott (Stacy) Saxton; aunt, Erin (Bob) Bruce; cousin, Dominick; aunt, Jessica Kelly; aunt, Jessica (Dan) Gamboa; cousins, Avery and Emma Gamboa, and several other extended family members. Calling hours will be Sunday, 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at New Comer Funeral Home, N. Syracuse. Funeral service will be Monday, 10 AM at the funeral home with burial to follow in Pine Plains Cemetery, Clay. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to her family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/11/2016

WILLIAM F. SCOTT, AKA Billy, Scotty, Wild Bill, age 68, lost his courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, April 21, 2016 surrounded by loved ones. Bill was a long time resident of Millport Heights, NY but was born and raised in Geneva, NY area. Bill was an avid outdoorsman and Millport's mascot, which is how he made many lifelong friends. Bill is survived by the love of his life and wife of 47 years; Linda Scott (Liddy), 2 children; Dianne McDonald (Scott), John (Jill) Scott, 5 grandchildren; Amanda (Shawn) Auld, Nikki Randall (Michael Deese), John W.J. Scott, Jasmine Scott, Mariah McDonald, 1 great-grandson Elliott Auld, and many nieces and nephews. Please join us in laying Bill to rest on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Millport Cemetery. There will be a celebration of Bill's life following the burial at the Montour Moose Lodge at 3 p.m. We ask anyone that knew him to please join us to share memories and stories. Arrangements have been entrusted to Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/25/2016

SERGEANT JEFFREY ALLAN SEMPLER, USMC - 2/1/93 - 1/14/16 Jeffrey's last flight was with 11 of his fellow Marine Brothers aboard the two CH-53E Super Stallion Helicopters that collided in Hawaii on January 14, 2016. He was the Crew Chief of the Pegasus 31 in the HMH-463 Squadron Unit. He was a Weapons and Tactics Instructor for his Squadron. He had received a Meritorious Mast for outstanding service as the Class Leader for the CH-53 Mechanics Organizational Maintenance Course. He had also received a Meritorious Mast for outstanding service while participating in the CH-53E Fleet Replacement Enlisted Aircrewman Training Course, achieving a final grade point average of 97% and the distinction of class honor graduate. Jeffrey was well loved and respected by his fellow Marines. Many of his fellow Marines talked of how he would spend much of his personal time helping them to learn. His superiors described him as being a very quick learner, and eager to advance. Jeffrey was also very loved by his family. His smile will be missed as will his wonderful sense of humor. His loss will be difficult, but God needs him in Heaven now. We look forward to seeing you again, you will forever be our sunshine, watching over each and every one of us. Jeffrey was predeceased by his "Grammy", Barbara J. DeHaas, June 8, 2010. He is survived by his loving mother, Laurie (DeHaas/Beauvier) Allen (Christopher); his step-father Jeremy R. Beauvier; his brother Spencer T. Youmans; his step-sister Shannia E. Beauvier; his grandparents Ralph and Sandra Beauvier; his grandfather Howard Ames (Mary Ellen); his uncles Mark DeHaas, Kelvin DeHaas (Geraldine), and Kenneth DeHaas (USMC Vietnam Veteran); Jeffrey is predeceased by his Great Grandmother "Nanny" Helen Splann, Feb.11, 2009. Jeffrey is survived by his father Gary Sempler of Horseheads, NY, Grandmother Marilyn Sempler, Aunt Kathy (Bob) Frost, Uncle Don (Jackie) Sempler and several cousins and other family members and many friends that will miss him dearly. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Fisher House Foundation. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/29/2016

SHANER –VIVIAN TEMPLE KELLANDER, 80, of Muncy, died Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at ManorCare Health Services North, in Williamsport. Born February 12, 1936 in Hughesville, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Alberta Mae (Houseknecht) Shaner. She married the late, Paul A. Temple, who preceded her in death on May 7, 1982. She then later went on to marry the late, William E. Kellander, who preceded her in death on March 3, 2011. Vivian was a longtime member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, in Lairdsville and was also a member of the First United Methodist Church, in Muncy. In her spare time she loved to crochet, read, and was a wonderful cook. She is survived by three daughters, Kathryn Temple of Canton, Bonnie (Andrew) Vanemon of Canton, and Stacha (Tony) Eichenlaub of Millville; a son, William "Bud" (Tammy) Temple of Muncy; a step son, William (Karis) Kellander of McEllhatten; a sister, Jean (Richard) Strait; 11 grandchildren; and10 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Woods; two brothers, Lester and Howard Shaner; and a step-father, Donald Myers. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Friday, February 19 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Lucy Temple officiating. Burial will follow in the Lairdsville Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m., Friday, at the funeral home. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

PHILLIP ‘PHIL’ SHEPARD, 78, of Canton, Pa. passed away Saturday afternoon, Feb. 13, 2016 at the Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital. Phillip Morton Shepard was born in Williamsport, Pa. on Sept. 27, 1937, a son of the late Donald and Dorothy (Kelly) Shepard. Phil was a 1956 graduate of Troy Area High School. On Dec. 27, 1958 Phil married the former Donna Smiley in East Smithfield, Pa. Together they shared 57 loving years and raised five children. Following graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Army and proudly served during Vietnam. After 20 years of dedicated service Sergeant First Class Phillip M. Shepard retired from the Army in Oct.1976. During his distinguished military career, Mr. Shepard received several service medals, including the prestigious Bronze Star. In 1977 Phil went to work at Masonite in Towanda for 20 years, retiring in 1997. Phil was a jack-of-all-trades and could most often be found in his garage tinkering. He was a talented woodworker and loved to make birdhouses and feeders. He also enjoyed putting car models together and watching NASCAR (Mark Martin) or football (Redskins/Steelers') were favorites. Phil was a member of the Canton American Legion Post 303. He is survived by his wife Donna; five children Phillip Shepard Jr., Dale (Penny) Shepard, Timothy Shepard, Deanna (Dale) Bolt, Jennifer (Art) Buck; grandchildren Janna (Thad) Dibble, Kyle (Amanda) Shepard, Brett Bolt, Travis Bolt, Brandon and Haley Buck; great grandchildren (who were the apple of his eye) Khloe Shepard, Connor and Payton Dibble; sisters Margie Mathers and Marlene (Robert) Taylor; brother in law Dean (Marilyn) Smiley; special family members Duane (Cindy) Buck and Danielle Buck Shepard; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Phillip was predeceased by a brother, Jack Shepard, mother-in-law and father in law, Norma and Merwin Smiley and a great-grandson, Aidan James Shepard. Family invites friends to call 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16 at the Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr. in Canton. The funeral service will immediately follow at 2 p.m. with military honors accorded. Burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may consider a memorial to Geisinger's Janet Weis Children's Hospital, 100 N. Academy Ave. Danville, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 2/15/2016

SHERRER –IONA A. ‘ONIE’ TANNER, 82, of Odessa, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at home. She was born in Burdett on July 6, 1933, the daughter of the late Leon and Louise (Dunbar) Sherrer. Onie graduated from Odessa Montour High School, where she met her future husband her senior year. Mrs. Tanner was a member of the Odessa Wesleyan Church for many years, where she served on the church board, taught Sunday school, and was the church pianist. Onie drove school bus for OMCS for over thirty years, where she was known as "Mrs. Tanner", "Ma" or "AJ" to all the student riders. She was also a substitute postal carrier for Odessa. She was predeceased by her husband George A. Tanner on May 28, 2012. She is survived by her loving children, Pat (Henry) Fraser of Alpine, Lois (Brian) Hubbell of Alpine, and Joanne Tanner of Odessa; grandchildren, Joyce (Kevin) Matthews, Daniel (Vicki) Fraser, Laurie (Brian) McCoon, Scott (Hannah) Hubbell, Jason (Ali) Hubbell, John (Melinda) Dorn, and Eric (Chainna) Dorn; thirteen great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and by her beloved cat, Tiger. The family would also like to extend their gratitude to Kay Goossen and Mary Hill for their loving care of Onie during her illness. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, April 29, 2016 from 5-8 pm at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. A calling hour will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 10-11 am at the Odessa Wesleyan Church, 304 Church St., Odessa. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 am with burial in Laurel Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Odessa Wesleyan Church or the American Cancer Society. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/27/2016

JAMES ELIAS SHERRY, 91, formerly of Tunkhannock, died on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, at Bethany Village where he was residing. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former June Emma Dotter on Sep. 10, 1997. The couple married on Jan. 27, 1950. Born on Dec. 8, 1924, in Kingston, he was son of the late Thomas and Anna Daniels Sherry. He was a graduate of Meyers High School, class of 1942. In July of 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving throughout World War II in the North Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and Mediterranean Sea. During that time he served as a fireman and machinist on the destroyer, the USS Nicholson. Following his honorable discharge in November of 1945, he attended Kings College where he played on the baseball team. Later he received master degrees from Alfred University and CW Post University. He began his career in education, teaching history in the Arkport School District in upstate New York. He and his wife, along with their three children, moved to Long Island where be became a well respected educator. He began teaching history and English at Massapequa High School and settled at Berner High School where he became very involved with school activities. He chaired the social studies department and was a class adviser. He also coached the varsity baseball team and JV basketball teams. In addition to his teaching career, Jim was a part-time librarian at Farmingdale University and Brooklyn Poly-Tech. After 37 years in education, he retired in 1982. In his younger years, Jim enjoyed playing basketball in YMCA leagues. An avid baseball fan, he enjoyed cheering for the New York Yankees. Jim also enjoyed playing golf with his good friends where he would often reminisce of having lot of fun together talking about politics. In recent years, he became a self exclaimed "political junkie." He enjoyed staying up to date with current events and politics. Jim was a loving grandfather and always looked forward to visits from his special grandson Riley. Surviving is his daughter and caregiver, Alison Kandrovy and husband John of Honesdale; and daughter Lee Ann Castro and husband Alan of West Babylon, N.Y.; sons: Paul Sherry and wife Rose of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Mark Sherry of New York City; his grandchildren: Riley Kandrovy, Jim, Peter and Danielle Castro; three great-grandchildren: Gina, Leah and Olivia,and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Donald Sherry. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 4, at Hessling Funeral Home Inc., 428 Main St., Honesdale, at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends from 10 to service time. Memorial contributions can be made to the Wayne County Library, Hospice of the Sacred Heart or St. Joseph's Trinity Medical Daycare. –Wyoming County Examiner 3/2/2016

SHIPMAN –PATRICIA M. HOLTON, 91, of Waverly passed away on Monday, April 18, 2016 at Elderwood in Waverly. She was predeceased by her parents, Stephen R. and Grace Goble Shipman; husbands, Leon C. Lent ( Buss), and Thomas Holton; son, Leon Lent; sister and brother-in-law, Wilda (Robert) Eiklor; brothers, Seward, Terrence, Jack, and Dennis Shipman; brother-in-law, Lewis Goodwin. Patricia is survived by her daughter, Suzanne (Tom) Lippincott of Las Vegas, Nev.; stepsons, Jim and Jack Holton; brother, Stephen E. (Patricia) Shipman of Waverly; sister, Hildegarde Goodwin of Owego; sisters-in-law, Rosemarie Shipman of Endicott, Jeanne Shipman of Waverly, and Barbara Shipman of Orlando, Fla.; grandchildren, Tara (Ryan) Deans of Raleigh, N.C., Amy Lippincott of Las Vegas, Nev., Michael Lippincott of Las Vegas, Nev.; great-grandchildren, Colin (Naomi), Sean, Abbey, Allyson, and Lauren; special niece and nephew, Marcia Murray and Aloysius Shipman; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She graduated from Waverly High School in 1942 and went on to retire from IBM in Owego. Patricia was also a 54-year member of American Legion Post 492 Auxiliary. A special "thank you" to the Elderwood Assisted Living and Memory Care Unit, North Wing, for their wonderful care. A time of gathering will be held on Friday, April 22, 2016 from 10-11:45 a.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 22, 2016 at 12 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield officiating. Burial will be in Barton Center Cemetery. –Sayre Morning Times 4/20/2016

SIMPSON –DONNA S. ZIMMER - On the morning of Thursday, March 17th, 2016, Donna Marie (Simpson) Zimmer of Canton passed away quietly at Troy Community Hospital following a brief illness. She was 78 years of age. Born September 16th, 1937 in Canton, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Edna (Palmer) Simpson. Following her graduation from Canton High School Donna pursued a career as a teacher, earning her master’s degree at Mansfield University. During her three decade career she taught first in the Canton Area School District where she also tended to the school library. Later she taught in the South Williamsport School district, retiring in 1997. She was married to David Zimmer, with whom she raised two sons and would have celebrated 56 years of marriage in June of this year. Donna worked actively with the Canton High School Alumni Association. She enjoyed working in her flower garden and doing jigsaw puzzles. She was a great lover of cats and was devoted to her family and friends. Today she rests from her labors in the arms of her Lord. Surviving are her husband, David at home, sons Daren (& Amy) Zimmer of Canton and Daniel (& Kim) Zimmer of Alexandria, Va., sisters Janice Rickard of Canton and Marilyn (& Michael) Ervin of Florida, grandchildren Dustin (& Lannie) Zimmer, Kristen (& Kurtis) Page, Courtney (& Keith) Eck and Dylan Zimmer, as well as four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Edna Simpson and brother-in-law, George Rickard. Calling hours will be Saturday, March 19th from 2 to 4 PM at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center Street, Canton. Service will follow at 4 o’clock. The family will provide the flowers, and suggests that contributions in Donna’s memory be directed to the Animal Care Sanctuary, PO Box “A”, East Smithfield, Pa. There's still time to send flowers to the Funeral Service at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home at 4:00 PM on Mar 19, 2016. –Funeral home obituary 3/18/2016

CARL RODERICK SMITH, 75, of Montrose, PA, passed away peacefully February 19, 2016 with his wife of 50 years, Betty, by his side after a four year struggle with Progressive Supra Nuclear Palsy. Carl was born on February 21, 1940 in Bridgewater Twp. to the later Roderick and Nina (Allen) Smith. Carl is also survived by his two children and their spouses, Jami and Christopher Bistocchi, Allen and Gloria Smith, five grandchildren, Hannah, Genna, Cosmo, Georgia, and Gelina, siblings, Esther McLaughlin Glenn and Harold (Tuffy) Smith, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and many loving nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his brothers, Nelson, Elmer, Walter and George and his sister, Evelyn. Carl was born and raised in Montrose on his family’s farm, The RODEL. He attended Montrose High School and then entered the U.S. Marine Corp. where he served for 6 years and played baseball for the Marines in Puerto Rico. A hardworking, loving husband and father, he loved fishing, hunting, and playing cards with family. He loved and followed his favorite teams the Dodgers and the Rams. A Funeral Service will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, Montrose, PA, with Rev. Lucas Taylor of the 1st Universalist Church, Brooklyn, PA, officiating. Interment will be in the Montrose Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call on the family from 3 to 5 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. The family will provide flowers, the family asks that donations in his memory be made to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Inpatient Unit, 100 Williams St, Dunmore, PA. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

DENNIS H. SMITH, 75, of Montoursville died Sunday, January 31, 2016 in Hughesville. Born December 28, 1940 in Williamsport, he is the son of the late Howard O. and Ruby L. (Fiester) Smith. Dennis served in the Navy. He retired in 2003 as a Lineman for Pennsylvania Power and Light, Montoursville. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the outdoors. Dennis also enjoyed auctions and flea markets. He was a member of the Sand Spring Hunting Club, Highland Lake 40 et 8 club, and the American Legion Post 104 Montoursville. He is survived by two sisters, Mary Ann Smith of Montoursville, his twin sister Diane L. (Carl) Brown of Montoursville; a brother, Dale F. Smith of Montoursville; and his Fiancé, Jeannette E. Shires of Hughesville, PA. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Friday, February 5 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Thomas M. Brokaw officiating. Burial will be in Montoursville Cemetery. Friends may call Friday one hour prior to the funeral at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dennis's name to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

JAY M. SMITH, age 82 of Southport, NY, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2016 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Jay was born in Elmira, NY to Delos and May (Johnson) Smith. He was a US Army Combat Veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving 16 years including the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was a former truck driver with Rose, Kimball & Baxter Inc., Promart Hardware of Elmira NY. Jay was a life member of the American Legion, Elmira Heights Post 154. Jay loved music, big band era, 50's, 60's, 70's, at one time he ran his own DJ service with his daughter's family and his wife. He liked Native American history and Military history, visiting Gettysburg and Newtown Battlefields alot. He liked Military vehicles, aircraft, ships, old steam locomotives, and old cars. He was proud of his son, a Retired Army 1sg, Combat Veteran serving 30+yrs. But his pride and joy was his daughter, Marjorie, all his grandchildren and great grandchildren, they made him very happy, and all will miss him dearly. Survivors include a daughter, Marjorie (Gordon) Fitzmaurice of Elmira, NY; a son, 1sg Daniel J (Marlene) Smith Army Retired of Southport, NY; four grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, two sisters, Josephine (Jack) Ellsworth of East Smithfield, PA and Mary Gage of Elmira; a step-sister, Lupita Lum of Orlando FL; brother-in-law, Donald Levack of Southport, NY. Jay was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Shirley I. (Fulmer) Smith; sister, Lorraine "Rosie" Levack and brother, Leroy "Sonny" Smith. It was the family's request that there be no services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/18/2016

JOHN R. SMITH, 64, of Muncy Valley, died Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Muncy Valley Hospital. Born August 10, 1951 in Washington, DC, he was a son of the late Donald W. and Marilyn M. (Miller) Smith. John served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force as a nuclear weapons technician, and retired from the State Correctional Institute, Muncy. He was a self-taught computer genius, and a very adventurous person who was always looking for something new to accomplish. John enjoyed bee keeping, woodworking, metal working, and riding his motorcycle. He was also a former member of the Muncy Lodge #299 F. & A. M. Surviving are two daughters, Brandi J. Rider of Eagles Mere, and Robin L. Simpson of Laporte; a sister, Donna Snyder of Elysburg; five grandchildren, Mariah B. George, Sadie J. Shanahan, Elizabeth S. "Bubba" George, Jade S. Heisman, and Kadyn S. Heisman; three great-grandchildren, Marley J. George, Rory A. Shanahan, and Sara H. Shadduck; and a brother-in-law, David R. Guinter of Muncy Valley. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his faithful dog, Elmo. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

RICHARD L. SPICER, 74, of Waverly, N.Y., passed away Sunday morning, February 28, 2016 at his home following declining health. Richard was born in Sayre, Pa. on January 18, 1942 the son of Clarence Lynn Spicer and Ella Jane Wolcott Spicer. He was a graduate of Sayre High School and was later employed on the railroad as an engineer beginning with the Lehigh Valley, continuing with Conrail and lastly with Norfolk Southern Railroad from which he retired in 2001 following his 35-year career. Richard was also a co-owner of Charm Pools, Inc. of Waverly. Richard possessed a very good work ethic and when not at work on the railroad, he could be found at Charm Pools or out on job sites. He was a lifelong member of the Elks Club in Sayre, and over the years he enjoyed spending time at the Moose lodge, American Legion, Sons of Italy and the VFW. Richard's passion in life encompassed his children as he took great interest in their lives and was very protective of them until the very end. He enjoyed spending as much time as possible with his son, Wade at the lake house on Seneca Lake. Richard enjoyed boating and just relaxing on the docks. He also spent many years going with Wade to Penn State football games and was an avid tailgater. He truly was the best father that one could have wished for!! He was diligent in calling his children nearly every morning and every night to say goodnight and only stopped several weeks before he died, due to lack of strength. Richard is survived by his son, Wade L. Spicer of Watsontown, Pa. and daughter, Tami L. Spicer of Colleyville, Tex., sisters, Kay Onofre and Linda Spicer of Waverly and his niece Stacy Onofre of Waverly as well as many friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Clarence Lynn Spicer and Ella Jane Spicer of Waverly and his brother in-law Richard Onofre of Waverly. Services will be private. There are no calling hours. The Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home of Sayre is assisting Richard's family with arrangements. –Sayre Morning Times 3/17/2016

MR. GEORGE WOLFE STAFFORD, age 85, of 258 Lake Park Circle, Smithfield, NC died Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at SECU Hospice House in Smithfield, NC. A memorial service will be held Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 1:00 PM at the Big Flats American Legion. 45 Olcott Rd South, Big Flats, NY. George was an only child born to Franklin Dewey and Louise Wolfe Stafford. He was pre-deceased by both parents as well as a wife, Mary (Molly) Rielly Stafford. George graduated from Thomas A. Edison in 1949. He attended AG Tech 1949-1950. He joined the US Army in December 1950 and served with the 24th division until September 1953. He and his father started a Texaco Service Station in 1945 and operated it until 1967. At which time he became a teacher with Chemung County BOCES. In 1977, he became the supervisor of Adult Continuing Education holding this position until his retirement with 20 years of service in 1987. George has been a longtime member of the American Legion. He is survived by his wife, Linda Stonier Stafford; sons, George D. Stafford and wife, Carol; Scott P. Stafford and wife, Sue; stepchildren, Tina Lisk, Tammy Smith and Amy Hardenburgh and husband, Rob; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. George was a resident of the Horseheads and Keuka Lake areas until 2000. Afterwards, he made Smithfield, NC his permanent place of residence. He was an active member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and longtime volunteer with Johnston Health UNC/ SECU Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SECU Hospice House, 426 Hospital Road, Smithfield, NC or Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 15772 NC 50 Hwy, Garner, NC. Graveside Services to be held at a later date. Reception immediately following the memorial service at the Big Flats, American Legion. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/17/2016

PAUL EDWARD STEELE, 88, of Homestead Hills Circle, Winston-Salem, N.C., passed away Feb. 16, 2016 at his home, with his family by his side. He was a veteran of World War II. He and his wife Dorothy owned and operated Steele's Market on Keystone Avenue in Sayre, Pa. Paul had a passion for gardening and feeding his birds. He was a member of St. Timothy's Church in Winston-Salem. In addition to his parents, Paul was predeceased by five brothers, Chick, Jack, Ted, Roy, Bobby, and one sister Peg and son-in-law, Michael Brown. Paul is survived by his wife of 68 years, Dorothy Rummel Steele, two sisters, Louise Harris and Dorothy Steel of Owego, N.Y., his children and their spouses Pat (Keith) Strouble of Greensboro, N.C., Edie (Bill) Driscoll of Rome, Pa., Polly Steele Brown of Sayre, Pa., and Joe (Bonnie) Steele of Winston-Salem, N.C., his grandchildren: Keith, Justin, Dale, Tami, Steven, Azure, Sethra, Paul II, and great-grandchildren Amaya, Michael, Victoria, Brody, Isabelle, Haylie, and Ashlyn. There will be no calling hours and a memorial service will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Timothy's Church Choir Fund, 2575 Parkway Drive, Winston-Salem, NC . Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home, Silas Creek Chapel in Winston-Salem, N.C. –Sayre Morning Times 2/18/2016

STONE –CAROL TEEL, 74, of Falls, died Wednesday morning February 10, 2016 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. She was married to the late Glenn E. “Punk” Teel and they were married for 47 years. She was born in Orson, Pa. on October 7, 1941; daughter of the late Willard and Lillian Wilson Stone. She worked alongside of her husband Punk at their family farm and raised their 6 children. She enjoyed cooking, canning, going for rides with Theresa “Red”, having her nails done, and spending time with family. Carol is survived by four sons, John, and wife, Marybeth of Mehoopany, and David Teel of Falls; Timothy, and wife Hannah of Falls, and Todd and Dorothy Teel, of Falls; two daughters, Deborah Tavernia, Falls, and Tammy and husband, Scott Kresge, Lake Winola, 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband Carol is preceded in death by her brothers: Emerson Stone, Knight Stone, and Eugene Stone and sisters: Margaret Stone and Florence Hackle. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11am at the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock with Pastor Gay Irwin of the Lake Winola United Methodist Church officiating. Interment, Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock. Friends may call Friday 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lake Winola United Methodist Church P.O. Box 400, Lake Winola, PA. Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

SULEWSKI –DOLORES A. ZYLA, 93 of 35 E. Sunbury St., Shamokin, entered into eternal care Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 at the Athens Health Care Center, Athens, following a short illness while visiting her son in Sayre.She was born Feb. 1, 1923 in Bethlehem, a daughter of the late Martin and Mary (Kraisnski) Sulewski, both immigrants from Poland. She spent most of her early years in Ranshaw, moved to Vineland, N.J., in 1957, and returned to Shamokin in 1976.Dolores attended Coal Township schools and graduated in 1941 from Coal Township High School.On July 23, 1945, she married Michael T. Zyla, at St. Anthony's Church in Ranshaw. Her husband preceded her in death Oct. 11, 1999.Dolores accepted Christ at an early age. She taught Bible school for many years and as recently as 2008, at Our Lady of Hope Church in Coal Township.When Dolores and her family moved to Vineland, she did considerable volunteer work for the Sisters of St. Joseph at its Sacred Heart elementary and high schools. She also worked at Delsea Shop-Rite in Vineland for seven years prior to returning to Shamokin.Dolores was known for her good heart, working in the pierogie kitchen at Our Lady of Hope Church and knitting of blankets, scarves and religious items.Surviving are her two sons, Michael M. Zyla and his wife, Frances S. Shofer, of Philadelphia, and Gregory J. Zyla, of Sayre; three granddaughters, Elizabeth (Zyla) Sharp, of Pottstown, Allison Zyla, of Harrisburg, and Tricia (Zyla) Kapp, of Camp Hill; and a grandson, Timothy G. Zyla, of Shamokin. She also leaves to cherish her memory many nieces and nephews and a host of friends and relatives.In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Rose (Sulewski) Goretskie, who lived in New Brunswick, N.J., in 1990; and a brother, Joe Marques, who lived in Ocala, Fla., in 2005.A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, at Our Lady of Hope Church, Coal Township. A visitation will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, at the Leonard Lucas Funeral Home, 120 S. Market St., Shamokin. Burial will be in Northumberland Memorial Park Mausoleum, Stonington at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Our Lady of Hope Church, 832 W. Chestnut St., Coal Township or EWTN, 5817 Old Leeds Rd., Irondale, Alabama. –Towanda Daily Review 2/26/2016

SUTTON –CORA SUTTON GARDNER - Softly in the evening you heard a gentle call, you took the hand God offered you and quietly left us all. ... Cora Sutton Gardner, 86, of Battle Creek Rd., Ulster, Pa., passed away on Sunday evening, March 13, 2016 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, following a period of declining health. Cora was born on July 27, 1929 in Center Moreland, Pa., a daughter of John and Angeline (Hunt) Sutton. She was a graduate of Rush High School class of 1948. On Sept. 7, 1948 she married Jesse M. Gardner. Together they shared many happy memories until his passing on Sept. 15, 2003. Cora was a member of the Bumpville Bible Church and, for many years, worked at area restaurants to include The Pepper Shaker in Towanda, Settlers in Nichols, and the Nichols and Towanda country clubs. She enjoyed cooking, baking and being surrounded by her family. Cora is survived by her son Norman (Michelle) of Ulster, Pa.; four grandchildren, Jeremy (Tara) Gardner of Rome, Pa, Donavan Hunsinger of Ohio, Stacy (Carl) Vandevort of Little Meadows, Pa., and Jessica Gardner of Ulster, Pa.; 11 great-grandchildren, a great-great-granddaughter, several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Cora was welcomed into heaven by her husband Jesse M. Gardner, her daughter, Joanne Gardner; sisters, Hazel Barrett, Rose Kovalick; and a brother, William Sutton. Until we meet again Mom, may you find comfort in the arms of the angels. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 South Main St., Nichols. A funeral service and celebration of Cora's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 17 at the funeral chapel with Pastor C. Kenneth Crain and Pastor Ben Miller, officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the Birchardville Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared by visiting our website at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Bumpville Bible Church in loving memory of Cora Sutton Gardner. –Towanda Daily Review 3/15/2016

TALLADA –ELAINE PILCHER, 91, of Tunkhannock, passed away peacefully at the Golden Living Center in Tunkhannock on February 27, 2016 with her family by her side. Born on April 10, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Eldridge and Lillian (Shallow) Tallada. She was employed by Bocar Dress Factory for 16 years. She loved camping and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Harry Pilcher and three brothers Raymond, Robert, and Norman Tallada. Elaine is survived by her children, Harry Pilcher, Tunkhannock, Susan Waardenburg, New Jersey, Norman Pilcher and wife Becky, Brooklyn, PA and James Pilcher, Tunkhannock. Six grandchildren, Art Waardenburg, Maryland, Brenda Waardenburg, New Jersey, Christopher Pilcher and friend Becky Smith, Hazelton, Melissa Pilcher and partner Becky Book, Rhode Island, Aaron Pilcher and wife Stephanie, Tennessee, Ashley Pilcher and fiancé Kyle Rhoads, Manheim and one great-granddaughter Charlotte Pilcher, Tennessee. Private funeral services for the family will be held on Friday, with interment in Sunnyside Cemetery. Arrangements by Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, PA. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

RICHARD E. ‘BJ’ THOMAS, age 77, of Meshoppen (formerly of Midland Park, NJ) passed away on Thursday morning, February 4, 2016 at the VNA Hospice Unit of Geisinger CMC Hospital in Scranton, PA with his loving family by his side. BJ was born on September 16, 1938 in Sayre, PA the son of the late Carol Jagger Grabowski and William Thomas. He grew up in the Meshoppen area before he moved to New Jersey. He served his county in the US Navy. BJ was employed as a Pressman for the New York Daily News for 17 years before he retired. After he retired he and his wife, Kathleen R. Priestner Thomas, moved from Midland Park, NJ to Meshoppen in 2005. He was a member of the Secaucus Hudson #72 Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed photography, reloading ammunition, hunting, fishing, and especially camping. BJ is survived by his loving wife, Kathleen R. Thomas, who he married in 1973; his sons Gustav F. Hiller, Jr. and his wife Marie of Haskell, NJ, Wiley Thomas, and Alan Thomas; his sister Carol Ann; his cousins Marge and Chuck Hoffman of Wyalusing, PA and Rick and Lisa Brown of Wysox, PA; as well as many nieces, nephews, and brother/sister-in-laws. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 4:00 PM from the Meshoppen United Methodist Church with Reverend Scott Ryan of the church officiating. Family and friends may call at the church on Saturday from 2:00 PM until the time of the service. Interment will take place at a later date at the Jersey Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in BJ’s name to the Meshoppen United Methodist Church, c/o Bruce Priestner, 154 Auburn St., Apt. 1, Meshoppen, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 2/5/2016

ROBERT A. THRESHER - No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it and only God knows why.....Robert A. Thresher, 50, of Waverly passed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at the Robert Packer Hospital. He was born on Jan. 13, 1966 in Waverly, the son of Joan (Zimmer) and the late Richard E. Thresher. Robert was a graduate of Athens High School Class of 1984. Following graduation he enlisted into the U.S. Navy and proudly served his country from 1984 to 1988 as a Aviation Technician on the Carrier Kitty Hawk - where he toured around the world twice. In 1989 following a Honorable Discharge, he continued his education at Penn State, studying Engineering. Robert was currently employed by Staver Hydraulics in Sayre and was previously employed at area businesses to include: Masco Cabinetry, Wade Electrical, Sikorsky Aircraft, McDonald Contracting, Palmer Mobile Homes, Tire-Land USA, Altech Electronics, G. Webster Inc. and Lockheed Martin. A knowledgeable computer programmer, Robert also enjoyed spending time outdoors hunting and fishing. He will be greatly missed by his mom, Joan (Zimmer) Thresher of Athens; his brother and sister-in-law, Michael C. and Clarice Thresher of Sykesville, Md.; a special aunt, Betty Bradley of Waverly; his niece and nephew, Noelle and Benjamin Thresher. Robert was welcomed and greeted by his father Richard E. Thresher who preceded him on Dec. 28, 2015. Abiding with the family's wishes, there will be no services. Interment will be held in the Jillson Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Donations can be made in Robert's name to the American Heart Association. Caring assistance is provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols.  –Sayre Morning Times 4/30/2016

TIMER –LINDA TIMER SIMKO, age 64, of, Wyalusing Pa., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, at the Robert Packer Hospital with her loving family at her side. She was born on July 8, 1951, in Union, N.J., a daughter of the late George F. and Katherine Timer. She graduated from Union High School, Union, N.J. in 1969. She then attended Patterson State University, where she received a bachelor's degree in education. She taught history at a local high school in New Jersey for seven years, during which time she furthered her education and received her Master's Degree in History. She met and later married Frank Simko of Raritan, N.J., on Feb. 16, 1980, having just celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary. Linda and Frank moved to Bucks County, Pa., where they raised their family. They moved to Wyalusing, Pa., in 1988. She started substituting in the Wyalusing schools in 1994 and took a permanent position in 1999 as a physical education teacher. Linda was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Wyalusing, Pa. She loved spending time with her family and her grandchildren. Her favorite place to be was at the beach in Wildwood, N.J., where she was known to "set up camp." She enjoyed traveling to Gettysburg, Pa., and was always stopping at the Trading Post to pick up Indian memorabilia. She coached the football varsity cheerleading squad at WVHS for several years. Linda enjoyed nature and going for walks outdoors, but her true passion was bettering the lives of her students. Surviving are her spouse, Frank Simko at home; son and daughter-in-law, Frank (Robin) Simko of Dallas, Pa.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jennifer (Matthew) Larsen of Wyalusing, Pa., Laura Simko and fiancé Bret Gardner of Wellsville, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren, Aneesa, Kevin, Ezell, Jermaine, Dontavious, Terell, Zane, Chase, Briella, and Christopher; two brothers and a sister-in-law, George (Joanne) Timer and John Timer. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Joseph Manarchuk, her pastor, presiding. Interment will be at a later date in Gates of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, N.J. Friends and family may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Wyalusing Education Foundation, c/o Kelly White, P.O. Box 204, Wyalusing, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 2/25/2016

THEODORE R. TRAVIS JR. age 84, of Horseheads passed away Monday, April 25, 2016 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Theodore was born in Elmira a son to the late Mildred and Theodore R. Travis Sr. He is survived by his children Rex Travis, Arlene Rowland of Elmira, NY, Judy Travis of KY; brother, Richard Travis, NC; sister, Ella Derry, Elmira; grandson, Russell Travis, Elmira. Theodore retired from Kennedy Valve where he worked for 30 years. At his request there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/28/2016

TROUTMAN –DOLORES ANITA KOPETAN passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2016 following a long and fierce battle with breast cancer. She died as she lived her life - fearless in taking on whatever challenge lay ahead and optimistic that tomorrow would be a better day. Dolores was born on Nov. 2, 1931 to Florence Irene Spangle and Robert George Troutman, of Portage Pa. In her early years, she attended a one-room schoolhouse in Pine Station, Pa. She later graduated from Lock Haven High School and obtained her degree in Registered Nursing from the Lock Haven School of Nursing. Dolores was a surgical scrub nurse in Lock Haven, Boise (Idaho), Pittsburgh and Towanda. She also worked in her husband's Towanda orthodontic office for many years. On Valentine's Day 1954, Dolores married the love of her life, Richard Thomas Kopetan, of Lock Haven. Together they raised three children in their Towanda home. Dolores was an adventurous person with many interests. She loved to travel. Her favorite place in the world was the family cabin in Ontario, Canada, but she also enjoyed trips to Europe and cruises to all points. Dolores was the consummate shopper and delighted in finding a bargain. She was a masterful gardener and an avid sportswoman. She prided herself in her cooking, and was skilled in quilt making, knitting, sewing, and needlework. Dolores loved holidays (especially Christmas) and decorated for each with wild abandon. Dolores adored cats. Her Siamese cat, Khoi, is a comforting reminder of her affection for them. She set a great example for her children in all that she did. Dolores encouraged them to fight for what they believed in and helped them to find ways to set and reach their goals. As a wife, Dolores was supportive, devoted and loving. She was truly the core of the Kopetan family. Surviving is Dolores' husband, Dr. Richard Kopetan of Towanda; daughters, Lisa Foscone of Lancaster and Shawn Wilson (Mark) of Belvidere, N.J.; son, David Kopetan (Angela) of Towanda; and grandsons, Patrick McMinn, Nathanial Wilson, Robert Kopetan and Benjamin Kopetan. Granddaughter Quinn Kopetan predeceased Dolores and awaits her in heaven. Friends are invited to celebrate Dolores' life from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 24 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with a service immediately following. A private burial dedication will be held at the Jersey Shore Cemetery.Contributions may be made to Guthrie Hospice (421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda), Bradford County Humane Society (P.O. Box 179 Ulster, Pa.), or an organization of your choice. –Towanda Daily Review 3/22/2016

WALTER J. VANDERMARK, age 83, of Gillett, PA died Friday, February 19, 2016 at Troy Community Hospital. He was born on March 7, 1932 in Elmira, NY, the son of Arthur N. and Edith A. (VanHorn) Vandermark. Walter was the husband of Shirley A. (Swavely) Vandermark. He worked construction for Don Narde Paving and Baker's Paving before he retired. Walter was a member of the Millerton Wesleyan Church. Walter is survived by his wife, Shirley Swavely Vandermark; children, Walter Vandermark (Robin) of FL, Arthur Vandermark (Brenda) of GA, Dawn Swavely Pellicano (Joseph) of PA, Lisa Giannio (Andrew) of NY, Debra Powlison (Janice) of PA, Richard Swavely (Rose) of PA, Tammy Lawton (John) of FL; a daughter-in-law, Mary Vandermark; a sister, Francis Fields of NY; 38 grandchildren, 57 great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; a special nephew, Steven Coolbaugh; many wonderful friends and neighbors. Walter was known for his love of animals, knowledge and love of horses and hunting. He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Arthur and Theodore Vandermark; sisters, Marsella, Edith, Mary and half-sister, Ruth VanHorn; sons, Ronald Vandermark and Charles Hartman. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, February 27, 2016, 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at St. James Episcopal Church, 30 E. Wellsboro St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will immediately follow the visitation at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Rowena Gibbons and Pastor Mark Conrad, Sr. officiating. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/22/2016

VANDERPOOL –JACKQUELINE JANE LANE, 66, of 642 Delaney Hill Rd., Towanda, Pa., passed away Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at her home following declining health. Jacqueline was born in Elmira, N.Y. on Aug. 30, 1949 the daughter of Duane and Myrtle Herrick Vanderpool. Her main interest in life revolved around her home and family, especially her great-grandchildren. Jacqueline was an avid NASCAR fan and follower of Kevin Harvick. She enjoyed playing darts, pitch and pool. Her family includes her children, Dighton Lane Jr. (Carrie) of Towanda, Nancy (Tommy) Turner of Towanda, Dora Johnson (Dan Abadie) of Towanda, Jackie (Kenny) Tankersley of Robertsdale, Ala.; daughter-in-law, Tina Lane of Towanda; nine grandchildren, Adam "AJ" Brooks, Tonya Leiser, Josh Hadlock, Amanda Maddox, Jimmy Hayes, Dighton Lane III, Mikey Lane, Curtis Cook, and Carl Brown; 30 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson; brothers, Larry Vanderpool Sr. of Virginia, and Jody Vanderpool of Rochester, N.Y.; sister, June Evans of Elmira, N.Y.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; her special caregivers, Nikki Decker and Lynn Welch and her canine companions, Tiny and Snoball. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her daughter, Rose Lane and sister, Connie Gausmann. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 6, 2016 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave., Towanda. Friends may visit one hour to services. –Towanda Daily Review 3/2/2016

RODNEY LEE VANNESS - The family of Rodney Lee VanNess, 57, born in Troy, Pa., would like to let all their friends and neighbors know that he went to meet God on March 2, 2016. He is survived by his son, Victor VanNess, of Spencer, N.Y.; his mother, Joan, and step-father, Harold Ostrander, of Elmira, N.Y.; his sister, Nancy (David) King of Palm Bay, Fla.; three brothers: Pete (Robin) VanNess, of Athens, Pa., Ron (Tammy) VanNess, of Luthers Mills, Pa., and Don (Gail) VanNess, of Towanda, Pa.; step-brother, LaRue (Tina) Ostrander, of Towanda, Pa.; step-sister, JanNeita (Roy) Mansfield, of Campbell, N.Y.; brother-in-law, Loyld Baily of West Burlington, Pa.; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.Rodney was preceded in death by his father, Victor VanNess, and his sister, Barbara Bailey. A memorial service was held on Saturday, March 5, at the Allen-Manzer Funeral Home, Spencer, N.Y. –Towanda Daily Review 3/9/2016

DAVID E. VAUGHN, 88, of Sayre, PA passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at home with his family by his side following an extended illness. He was born on November 24, 1927 in Mehoopany, PA, the son of the late Edward M. and Hilda C. Fenton Vaughn. Born and raised in the Mehoopany, PA area, David and his wife's romance began in elementary school. They were married in Montrose, PA and it was in Mehoopany that Dave and Lois raised their daughter Penny and sons Steve, Dave and Tim. A number of grandchildren and great grandchildren ensued. Dave and Lois operated a dairy farm in Mehoopany until 1962. Soon after Dave began a long career with IBM and the couple relocated to Sayre, PA where they currently reside. Dave retired from IBM in 1989 as a senior technical writer and editor. Following Dave's retirement the couple became involved in missionary work through church in the form of disaster relief for hurricane victims in South Carolina and Florida. Dave and his wife enjoyed RVing for a number of years, traveling around the Northeast and eventually spending some of the cold months in Florida and Texas. Dave and Lois were instrumental in founding the Penn-York Chapter of Habitat for Humanity where Dave was acting as Executive Director. He was a member of the Athens United Methodist Church for approximately 50 years and Habitat for Humanity was his passion in his later years. He is predeceased by his son Stephen Edward in 2013 and sister in law Jane Vaughn. David is survived by his beloved wife of 71 years Lois at home, children Penny Vaughn Natali of Furlong, PA, David and Karen Vaughn of Horseheads, NY and Timothy and Gloria Vaughn of Lolo, MT; grandchildren Jennifer, Jill, Heather, Jessica, Matthew and Isabella; 8 great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren; brother, Robert C. Vaughn of Palm Harbor, FL and Daughter in law Diane Vaughn of Palos Verdes, CA; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call on Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 11am-1pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral services will be follow at the funeral home at 1pm with the Rev. Andrew Weidner officiating. Burial will be in Vaughn Cemetery, Mehoopany, PA at the convenience of the family. Donations may be made in memory of David to the Habitat for Humanity, Penn-York Valley HFH, PO Box 63, Sayre, PA or Athens United Methodist Church, 118 South Main Street, Athens, PA. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

DYLAN MICHAEL VERGASON of Erin, NY passed away Wednesday morning, March 2, 2016 at the age of 31. Dylan was born April 30, 1984 in Elmira NY, the son of Michael and Donna (Campbell) Vergason. He is pre-deceased by his father, Michael Vergason and grandfather, Everett Campbell. Dylan is survived by his mother, Donna Vergason of Erin, NY; sister, Autumn (Justin) Yee of Lakewood, CO; grandmother, Doris Campbell; grandparents Bud & Alice Vergason; aunts & uncles, Gary (Kathe) Vergason, Lee Vergason, Anne (Joe) Frisbee, Wes (JoAnn) Campbell; cousins Sarah Vergason, Nikki (Matt) Budinger, Aaron (Sarae) Vergason, Samuel Vergason, Katrina Campbell, Weston Campbell, and several nieces and nephews. Dylan worked a variety of jobs, and enjoyed being a cook the most. He spent time at Royal Court, Ruby Tuesdays, Manayunk Brew Pub and Tags, and was also a PVD coating technician at Vergason Technology. He loved traveling adventures and his smile and gentle demeanor touched many people around him. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St, at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 6- 8 PM. Dylan's Memorial Services will follow at 8PM with Pastor Mike Schooley. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to help the homeless to be made to Catholic Charities of Chemung/Schuyler, Attn: Development, 215 East Church Street, Elmira, New York 14901. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/6/2016

WADE E. VOSBURGH of Kingsley passed away in his home February 4th, 2016 at the age of 81. Wade was a lifelong truck driver and worked for Consolidated Freightways for 15 years before retirement. Wade was also a self taught CB Radio technician and operated a CB sales and radio business since the 1970’s. He was known as “Swee-Pea” by coworkers and CB radio users. He was one of the few remaining CB radio technicians left in the area. Wade is survived by his wife of 44 years, Shirley Rosengrant Vosburgh; a brother, KeithVosburgh; nephew Alan Vosburgh of Salamanca, NY; sons Wade Vosburgh, Tal and Ryan Spadine; daughters Cathy Vosburgh, Stacey Oakley and husband Derreck Oakley and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Wade will be missed by family and the CB radio community. A private service will beheld for immediate family. Condolences may be sent to the 9225 Kingsley Road, Kingsley, Pa. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

LUCIAN GIDEON WALLOWER, beloved son of Jeremiah and Kimberly (Butler) Wallower, was born and passed away on April 22, 2016. He was born a heart angel. In addition to his parents Lucian is survived by his brother, Greyson; grandparents, Dinah and Leo Henley; and loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. He will be dearly missed and loved by his family. There will be a memorial service from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday April 30, 2015 at the Bensing-Thomas Funeral Home, 401 North 5th St., Stroudsburg, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 4/28/2016

WANDELL –MARION E. KINTNER, 88, of RR 2 Meshoppen, died Sunday at the Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock. Born Jan. 5, 1912, in Jenningsville, she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Cora M. (Stevens) Wandall. She was a 1928 graduate of Meshoppen High. She was a seamstress for C&M Sportswear, Meshoppen. She owned and operated a dairy farm in Auburn Township, Susquehanna County, with her son, Rodney. She attended the South Auburn United Methodist Church. Surviving are her son, Rodney W., Meshoppen; Jacqueline Warner, Rushville; Betty Bell, Auburn Center; Dawn Posten and Gail Bender, both of RR 3 Meshoppen; Vivian Cappucci, Mehoopany; and Janice Petchalonis, Tunkhannock; 25 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, one great great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, D. Warren; daughter, Joyce Bell; David, Philip and Donald; grandsons, Donald Bell and John Bell Jr.; sister, Edna Sarnosky; brothers, Melvin, Francis and Charles Wandall. Funeral services will be at noon Wednesday from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Meshoppen, with the Rev. Ruth Breitweiser officiating. Interment will be in Vaughn Cemetery, Mehoopany. Family and Friends may visit from 11 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday.

WAYMAN –DOROTHY IRENE KING, 63, of Ulster, Pa., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 at her home following an extended illness. Dorothy was born in Sayre, Pa., on Oct. 30, 1952, the daughter of Willard and Amanda Lamphere Wayman. In early years she was employed by the Blue Swan in Sayre and was later employed by The Old Barge on Tannery Curve in Athens for 21 years until retirement. Dorothy enjoyed camping, fishing trips to Lake Ontario and flower gardening. Her family includes her husband, William E. King Sr.; sons and daughters-in-law, William E. King Jr. and Amanda King of Sayre, Brian C. King and Shanne King of Ulster; grandchildren, Samantha, Bryon, Mallory, Noah, Hunter and Addie; her step mother, Irene Wayman of the Keystone Manor, Sayre; siblings, Genevieve Wayman, Gertrude Wayman, Willard (Olean) Wayman, Michael (Debbie) Wayman, Patricia (Enis) Vanderpool, Jane Alexander, Linda (Raymond) Ellis, Randy (Lori) Wayman, Rob Vanalstine, Paul (Louise) Vanalstine, Roy Wayman and Steve Wayman; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Willard; mother, Amanda; step father, Robert Alexander; siblings, Debra Wayman and Joe Alexander.A memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment will be private. The Bowen-Farr Funeral Home of Ulster, Pa., is assisting Dorothy's family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 2/26/2016

WETMORE –AMBER LA RUE BATHRICK, age 50, of Lawrenceville, PA, died Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Corning Hospital, Corning, NY. She was born August 23, 1965 in Wellsboro, PA, a daughter of Dale and Dorothy (Conrad) Wetmore. Amber was married to Robert Bathrick. She worked at Guthrie as a Phlebotomist from 2005 to the present. Amber was a member of the East Lawrence Baptist Church, enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, was a member of the All In Poker Club and was an excellent mom. Amber is survived by her husband, Robert; three daughters, Maggie (Steven Satterlee) Bleeker of Millerton, PA, Paige (Mark Bowers) Bleeker of Havre, Montana, Kelsey Bathrick of Lawrenceville, PA; brother, Ronald (Roxie) Wetmore of Lawrenceville; sister, Megan (Marty) Butler of Tioga, PA; uncle, David (Rosemary) Wetmore of Tioga, PA; a grandchild to be, Cayde Robert Satterlee; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 P.M. at the funeral chapel with Pastor Scott Burke officiating. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/23/2016

WHITE –MARGARET K. ‘PEGGY’ BENNETT, 79, of Loyalsock, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at the Williamsport Home. Surviving is her husband of 60 years, Marvin C. Bennett. Born Feb. 28, 1937 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Glenn and Aida (Rhone) White. Peggy was employed at Helmrich’s Seafood as a cook for over 30 years. She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church. She enjoyed camping, bingo and going out to eat. Most of all she loved spending time with her family and friends. Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Rose M. Poust (Terry), of Montoursville and Theresa A. Hammond (Bruce), of Loyalsock; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Adre Fetteroff, of Centre Hall. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by four sisters, Louise, Mary, Martha and Doris and a brother, Donny. Burial will be held private at the convenience of the family in Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Peggy’s name to Susquehanna Health Foundation c/o Susquehanna Health Cancer Center, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette 4/29/2016

WHITMOYER –TILLIE MAE FULMER, 87, of Muncy, died Monday, April 25, 2016 at the Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Muncy. Born February 26, 1929 in Unityville, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Martha (Whitmoyer) Snyder. Her husband of 49 years, Ross E. Fulmer, preceded her in death March 22, 2002. Tillie enjoyed spending time outdoors; gardening, planting flowers, watching birds and caring for her animals. She also enjoyed embroidering and putting together puzzles. Surviving are two daughters, Cathy S. (Harry) Berger, and Donna L. Fulmer, both of Millville and a sister, Doris (Roger) Rine of Unityville. In addition to her parents, Tillie was preceded in death by three brothers, George Snyder, Glen Snyder and Edward Snyder and a half-brother, William Snyder. Funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Tillie to Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 215 E. Water St., Muncy, PA or the Alzheimer’s Assoc., 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes Barre, PA. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

WHITNEY –IRENE SQUIRES, 93, of East Rush, PA, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2016, at Golden Living Center, Tunkhannock, PA, after a brief illness. She was born on May 3, 1922 in Beaver Meadows, Wyoming County, to the late Bryce and Helen (Hunsinger) Whitney. Her husband of 61 years, Ralph W. Squires, predeceased her in 2006. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Michael Erat, East Rush, PA, granddaughter, Courtney Erat, East Rush, PA, sister-in-law, Marcella Whitney, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her two brothers, Max and Carl Whitney. Irene was; along with her husband; a dairy farmer for over 40 years. She was also a Graduate of Rush High School. She was member of the East Rush United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school. Irene was also active in her church’s women’s group where she held many offices. She was an avid collector of Depression glass, she loved her animals; especially dogs; and had many faithful dog companions over the years. However, the light and joy of Irene’s life was her granddaughter Courtney, whom she saw daily and faithfully attended her school and extracurricular activities. A Funeral Service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2016, at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, with Rev. Ed Kerber of the East Rush United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the East Rush Cemetery. Per Irene’s request, the casket will be closed, friends may call on the family an hour prior to the service. Donations in Irene’s memory can be made the East Rush United Methodist Church, 3384 E. Rush to Elk Lake Rd., Montrose, PA or to the True Friends Animal Welfare Center, 16332 SR 706, Montrose, PA. (Irene was born in Beaver Meadows, but it was actually in Rush Township, Fowler Hill, Susquehanna County at the family farm. Beaver Meadows encompasses a large area of different townships and counties.) –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

WHYTE –DOLORES ARLENE WARNER was born in Sayre, Pa., on Sept. 25, 1933, daughter of Fred Whyte and Helen Wickham. She passed away on March 2, 2016, peacefully at home after a happy and good life. Dolores was a kind, loving and inspirational individual who cared deeply for her family and friends. Dolores married her Sayre High School sweetheart, Ronald Bruce Warner, on June 23, 1951; together they shared 62 years of marriage. Dolores enjoyed sewing, knitting and gardening. If you were fortunate enough to have received a knitted blanket, hat or scarf from Dolores; snuggle up and feel hugged by her always. Dolores gave big by donating her knitted treasures to hospitals and non-profits that supported babies, women and the homeless. She took delight in brightening someone's day with small gestures of baking you a loaf of her tasty banana nut bread or sharing her famous deviled eggs. Dolores was a people person, a great listener and a woman of faith. Mother Teresa was her hero; she strived to do good for others and to inspire us to do the same in our own lives. Dolores worked at her mother-in-law's grocery store and laundromat in Sayre and then for the Arnot Ogden Hospital (Elmira, N.Y.) in prenatal and adult care. She also worked in the restaurant business for Friendly's, Red Lobster and Finley's. She was never idle - keeping her house immaculate (one to be admired) and tending to her yard (ensuring no dandelions to be found). She was preceded in death by her husband (May 2013); sisters Dorothy Willis, Betty Brennan and Florence Foster; and sons-in-law David O'Connor, Daniel Morgenstern and Tom Rawlings. She is survived by her dear sister, Marvis Jean Wilcox (Athens, Pa.). Her sisters-in-law Janice Martz (Bluffton, S.C.) and Joanne Luker Jr. (Odessa, Texas). Her five children - Michael Warner (Dallas, Texas), Yvonne Quintana (Robert; Templeton, Calif.), Kathy Morgenstern (Denver, Colo.), Mark Warner (Debbie; Gillett, Pa.) and Michelene Warner (Tony; Fort Collins, Colo.). She also has nine grandchildren, eight great-granddaughters, four great-grandsons and two great-great-grandsons; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. At Dolores' request, there will be no public memorial services. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the friends, family, Dr. Mark Sheehan (her longtime cardiologist), Dr. Kenneth Atkinson (her longtime primary physician) and his RN, Mary, Wanda Hurst's CNA team and the teams at Swedish Medical Center and Agape Hospice Services for the tremendous love, care and support during her final days. At Dolores' wishes, the family will donate in her honor to The Church of the Redeemer (Sayre, Pa.), The Wild Animal Sanctuary (Keensburg, Colo.) and Denver Botanic Gardens (Denver, Colo.). In lieu of flowers, please donate to these causes or to a cause of your choice in memory of her. –Sayre Morning Times 3/11/2016

RICHARD (PNUT) WILCOX, 76, of New Albany, Pa. passed away after a tragic accident on Feb. 10, 2016 in N. Towanda Township. Pnut was born on Sept. 29, 1939 in Bradford County, a son of the late Lyle Sr. and Angeline (Lewis) Wilcox. Pnut attended Wyalusing High School, loved fishing, animals and was very loyal to his family and friends. He retired from Ingersoll Rand after 40 years as a machinist. He was a member of the New Albany United Methodist Church, The Elks, and Social Member of VFW Post 384. Pnut was proceeded in death by his parents Lyle Sr. and Angeline (Lewis) Wilcox; brothers Harry Wilcox, Robert Wilcox and Lyle Wilcox Jr. Pnut is survived by daughter Deborah Dalton of Dushore, Pa.; siblings Shirley Jones of Laceyville, Pa., Kenneth (Porky) Wilcox of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Sharon (Francis) Zurn of New Albany, Pa., and James Wilcox of New Albany, Pa. A memorial service and celebration of life will be announced in the spring for Richard Wilcox. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the New Albany United Methodist Church, 591 Front St, New Albany, PA or The Bradford County Humane Society, US Route 220, Ulster, PA. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 2/14/2016

RAYMOND F. WILSON, age 89, of Elmira, NY. Passed away Friday, March 18th, 2016 at the St. Joseph's Hospital. Ray was born in Elmira, NY, May 24th, 1926; The son of the late Charles F. and Hattie (Shyer) Wilson. He is survived by wife of 64 years Elizabeth "Tish" Wilson of Elmira; Children: Katherine Arrant of Virginia Beach, VA, Beth (Michael) Hansen of Lockwood, NY, Susan (John) Zink of Seattle, WA; Four Grandchildren: Amy Steck, Christopher Hansen, Jeremy Zink, Jordan Zink; Three Great grandchildren: Natalie, Briana, Emma along with several nieces and nephews. In service to his country he was a World War II Army veteran. He retired from Thatcher Glass after many years of dedication and a longtime member of the North Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed the time he was able to spend with his grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to gather at the North Presbyterian Church, 921 College Avenue, Elmira, NY Thursday, March 24th, 2016 from 2:30PM to 3:30PM. Memorial services celebrating Ray's life will be held at the conclusion of the calling hour at 3:30PM. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/21/2016

WINTERMUTE –JANICE L. SALSMAN, 57, of Laceyville, PA, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on February 25, 2016, at VNA Hospice Care in Scranton after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born March 6, 1958, in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of Beverly Ervin Wintermute Berdy and the late Kenneth R. Wintermute. She grew up in Tunkhannock, PA, and graduated from Tunkhannock Area High School in 1976. Janice grew up in Tunkhannock, PA, and graduated from Towanda Area High School in 1976. She had worked as a unit clerk at both Towanda Hospital and Guthrie Clinic in Sayre. For about her last 20 years, she worked as rural mail carrier, initially out of the Towanda Post Office and more recently out of the Mehoopany and Meshoppen Post Offices. Janice loved spending time with her family, and enjoyed being outdoors, especially gardening and walking in the woods. She had a talent for drawing and sketching, and she also loved sewing and needlepoint. She always had crafts on hand for her beloved grandchildren to play with when visiting, and loved to take them for walks in the woods. Her Christmas dinners will long be remembered, not only for her wonderful cooking, but for the Christmas spirit and love with which her home was always filled. She was a very kind and caring person who was always willing to help someone in need. She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Wintermute, in 2015, and by her daughter-in-law, Patricia Eberlin Kunkle, in 2013. Janice is survived by her loving husband of three years, Kelvin Salsman of Laceyville, who was the love of her life and her caregiver for the last several months of her life. She is also survived by her sons, Scott Kunkle of Chester, PA, and Jeffrey Kunkle and fiancé Katie Merritt of Towanda, PA; stepdaughter, Danica Martin and husband Mike, and stepson Shane Salsman; her mother, Beverly Berdy and stepfather, Harry Berdy, of Tunkhannock; and her sister, Audrey Mazzarella and husband Joseph of Bainbridge, NY. She had 5 beautiful grandchildren as well: Scott’s children - Keegan, Damon, and Aurora, and Jeffrey and Katie’s children – Benjamin and Bella. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Friday from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock with Rev. Charles Bishop officiating. Interment will be in Golden Hill Cemetery, Laceyville. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 to 1. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

JACK LEE WOLCOTT, 75, of Elizabeth Square, Waverly, N.Y., passed away Saturday, February 13, 2016 following declining health. Jack was born in Sayre, Pa., on March 25, 1939, the son of William Wolcott Sr. and Mary Evans Wolcott. In early years, Jack was employed by the Electromechanical Corporation in Sayre. He was a member of the J.E. Wheelock Hose Company. Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Terry L and Jennifer Baker of Waverly, brothers, William "Bill" Wolcott Jr. and wife Betty of Waverly, Richard "Dick" Wolcott of Sayre, sister, Sharon Lane and husband James of Sayre as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Wolcott. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. The Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home of Sayre is assisting Jack's Family with arrangements. –Sayre Morning Times 2/23/2016

RONALD DAVID WOOD SR., 74, of Nicholson, died Monday February 8, 2016 at home. His wife is Betty Deyo Wood. They had been married 36 years. Born in Hop Bottom, son of the late Jerry and Edna Springer Wood, he was a retired truck driver and a member of the Elkdale Baptist Church. Ron also was a Nicholson Twp. Constable and a life member of the Nicholson Fire Company, Factoryville Fire Company, and the Wyoming and Susquehanna County Fire Police. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Also surviving are 13 children; 25 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; four sisters and a brother and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the family. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

WOODRUFF –NORMA J. TROWBRIDGE of Laceyville PA, born April 1, 1935, passed away February 3, 2016, surrounded by many loved ones. She was the daughter of Cleon Woodruff and Edna (Ellie) Matthews Woodruff Giannini, both deceased. Married to the late Robert (Don) Trowbridge on July 12, 1953, Norma was a devoted wife for 53 years. Besides her husband, Robert, who passed away May 16, 2006, Norma was preceded in death by her great grandson, Caleb Michael Roberts on March 25, 1999. Norma is survived by five children, Richard (Debbie) Trowbridge of Owego, NY, Ronald (Kathy) Trowbridge of Wyalusing, PA, Cheryl (Rip) VanWinkle of Towanda, PA, Donna DeWald of Culpeper, VA and Patricia Trowbridge and Dwayne Lockburner of Laceyville, PA with whom Norma resided with for the last 3 years. Also surviving are her brothers Leon (Audrey) Woodruff of Dushore, PA, Eugene (Jeannie) Woodruff of Tunkhannock PA and sister Margaret Manning of NC. Norma provided unconditional love to 16 grandchildren, Erin (Rob) Detrick, Rick Trowbridge, Luke (Dianna) Trowbridge, Brent (Beth) Trowbridge, Erica (Aaron) Kuzmick, Meghan (Ben) Kershner, Ray (Kim) Roberts III, April (Adam) Scripture, Bryan Ward, Deana (Todd) Shaffer, Denise (Jason) Murray, Danielle DeWald, Debbie DeWald, Scott (Rebecca) Walton, Christopher (Erica) Walton, and Matthew (Ashleigh) Walton. Born in Tunkhannock, Norma was raised in Silvara and graduated from Laceyville High School in 1953. Over the years, she had worked as a cafeteria worker at the Laceyville grade school, cleaned houses in the Laceyville area, serviced the vending machines for Service America at P&G, in Mehoopany, PA, and her favorite job as Librarian also in Mehoopany. In her spare time, over the years Norma enjoyed reading, crocheting, canning, and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and 26 great grandchildren, as well as taking care of her precious dog “Bobbie”. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Mehoopany Library or Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held on Monday February 8, 2016 at 1:00 PM from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, PA, with Rev. Charles Bishop, a long time family friend officiating. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, February 7, 2016 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. –Towanda Daily Review 2/5/2016

ZONA –RUTH GABRIEL, 78, of Tunkhannock passed away February 26th, 2016 at home. Born in Tunkhannock on April 12, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Alex and Lois (Steinruck) Zona. Ruth loved spending time with family and summer vacations at the beach. She enjoyed cooking, and spaghetti and meatballs was her most popular dish to make. She liked blue grass festivals, enjoyed watching NASCAR, and dale Earnhardt was her favorite driver. Ruth also loved gambling trips to casinos in NJ, NY and CT. She also was a dedicated bingo player. She is survived by her daughter, Donna and husband Mark Kinney, son, Arthur and wife Georgia Ball, all of Tunkhannock and son, Richard Ball of Pittston. Five grandchildren, Tara Bujunda, Jennifer Ball, Heather Kinney, Lisa Ball and A.J. Ball Jr., and three great-grandchildren Owen Atwater, Logan Ball, and Sofia Bujunda. Private funeral services were held at 11 am on Monday February 29th from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock with interment in Sunnyside Cemetery Tunkhannock. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman
 
 

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