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CHARLES ACKERMAN, 79, of Franklin, TX, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at his home. He was born on June 23, 1936 in Wellsburg, New York to Charles Herman Ackerman and Helen Borgeson Ackerman. He received his education at Southside High School in Elmira, New York. He married Helen Isabel Burt on November 24, 1954. Mr. Ackerman served in the United States Army from 1954 until his retirement in 1979. He served during the Vietnam War and many other places around the world. He had been a resident of Franklin for the past 2 months previously living in Bryan. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Franklin. He was preceded in death by his parents; Sister, Joann Zobel; Brother, Donald Ackerman; grandson, Danny Jones and son-in-law, James E. Wonders. He is survived by: Wife - Helen I. Ackerman of Franklin; Daughters and Son-in-law - Becky and Skip Jones of Franklin and Denise McPherren of Copperas Cove; Sons and Daughters-in-law - David and Lisa Ackerman of Jacksonville, Florida; Jeff and Ann Ackerman of Manchester, Maryland; Sister - Shirley Evans of Elmira, New York; 8 Grandchildren - Charles V. Jones, James Wonders McPherren, Amanda Cimmino, Sam D. Ackerman, Robert Ackerman, Kelly Ackerman, Justin Ackerman and Kevin Ackerman; 5 Great Grandchildren - Brooklyn Jones, Jaelyn Jones, Cody Jones, Kimberly Cimmino and David Cimmino. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church in Franklin. Mitch Harper will officiate. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Legion Post 266, Franklin, Texas or to Hospice Brazos Valley. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/4/2016

JAMES FRANK ARTLEY, 75, of Muncy Valley, died Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Born January 25, 1941 in Milton, he was a son of the late Malcolm G. and Emily (Rogers) Artley. His wife of 48 years, the former Jacqueline Alice Hicks, preceded him in death on July 21, 2011. James was a graduate of Muncy High School, Class of 1958. He then served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, and was a member of the American Legion Post 945, Harrisburg. James retired in 2001 from JD Products where he worked as a mill wright for many years. He enjoyed woodworking, welding, and model trains. James also enjoyed hunting, fishing, Western books and movies, and spending time with his grandchildren. Surviving are three daughters, Teresa A. (Michael) Stackhouse of Hughesville, Margaret Y. (Matthew) Basile of Bloomfield, NJ, and Dora M. (Franklin) Bower of Pennsdale; three sons, Todd E. Artley of Warrensville, NY, Jim M. (Rebecca) Artley of Berwick, and Donald L. (Lori) Artley of Muncy; two sisters, Helen Barsh and Margaret "Peg" Swinehart, both of Lewisburg; four brothers, Robert Fetzer of Havelock, NC, Verland "Butch" Springman of Muncy, Roger Springman of St. Marys, and Larry Springman of NY; and 13 grandchildren. In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by a daughter, Julie Artley; a brother, Clyde Fetzer; and his biological mother, Florence L. Boob. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Stephen C. Potutschnig officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy, with graveside military honors accorded by combined veterans organizations. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

DESOREE C. BAILEY, 31, of Athens, Pa., passed away at home on Monday, May 9, 2016. She was born June 2, 1984 in Elmira, N.Y., the daughter of the late William and Lisa Beech Bailey. When she was younger, Desiree worked as a Licensed Nursing Assistant. Recently, she worked at the Family Dollar. She was an honest, hardworking mom who always took care of her kids. Desiree was strong-willed and loved by everyone who ever met her. Desiree is survived by her husband of five years, William Beagle, three sons Dominick Bailey of Ulster, Pa., Anton Smith of Athens, Pa., and Jacob Beagle of Athens, Pa., siblings Deanna Beech and David Beech. She is also survived by George Raymond Jr., son Dillion Raymond, stepdaughter Shyanna Raymond, stepson, Zandrick Raymond and her aunts, uncles, and cousins. Friends and family may call on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa., for a time of visitation. Memorial donations may be made in memory of Desiree to Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, PA to help offset the funeral expenses. –Sayre Morning Times 5/13/2016

GEORGE H. BAILEY age 73, of Elmira, NY passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. George was predeceased by his parents, Russell and Eva (Eastwood) Bailey; siblings, Lucy Kent, Henry Bailey, Mary Rummings and James Bailey. George is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Shirley Bailey; children, Jeff (Tammy) Bailey; Tracy (Robert) Plouse; grandchildren, Brittany, Corey, Ashley; great-granddaughter, Bailey; siblings, Kenneth Bailey and Florence Kennedy. George was a loving husband, father and grandfather. George loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He loved to ride his four-wheeler on the mountain. He retired from Kennedy Valve after 39 years of dedicated work. He was a former member of the Eagles and Moose Lodges and a current member of the Elks Lodge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX or American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue on Sunday, April 10, 2016 from 4:00PM to 6:00 PM with a funeral service to follow at 6:00PM. All are invited after the service to the Elks Club, 300 E. Gray Street, Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/7/2016

BAKER –EVA DIANE BAKER NICKERSON, 58, of Towanda, Pa., passed away Monday evening, April 4, 2016 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Eva was born on Nov. 12, 1957 in Towanda and was a graduate of Towanda High School. In earlier years Eva was employed by Paper Magic and the B&L Tavern. Eva was always willing to give of herself to be of assistance to others. Surviving are her father, Francis Kinner of Monroeton; siblings, Ronald Baker of Towanda, Gerald Kinner of Ulster, Kevin Kinner of Monroeton, Linda Meeker and husband Duane of Towanda, Marcy Kinner of Towanda; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends, Connie and Scott Schmeckenbecher and Kim Benjamin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kelly Daniel Nickerson on Sept. 29, 2011; mother, Hazel Vanderpool Kinner; and brother, Larry Baker. 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 is assisting Eva's family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 4/7/2016

JEREMIAH DANIEL BAKER, 17, passed away Tuesday morning February 18, 2014 at his home. He was born in Williamsport, PA and was mostly home schooled before attending Canton High School in Canton, PA. After moving to North Carolina he was home schooled and also attended Granville Early College. Jeremiah was active with the Wake Forest Homeschool Football League and also worked at Bojangles in Creedmoor. Jeremiah was shy and quiet as a youngster. He grew into a wonderful, strong and confident adolescent. He was very generous and a good friend to his siblings. He respected and honored his parents and loved God. He really liked works by Christian rap artist LeCrae. His passion was football, especially the Steelers and Emily was his world. Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon February 24, 2014 at Faith Baptist Church, 249 Holden Road, Youngsville, NC. Jeremiah is survived by his parents, William “Bill” Baker & Helen Stine Baker of Wake Forest, NC; Siblings: Gabrielle & husband Jonathan Wilcox of Canada, Burt and wife Alicia of PA, Isaac & wife Rachel of NJ, Bryce of NC, Nathanael of PA, Malachi of PA, Desiree of NC and Eli of NC, grandparents, Evelyn Izzo of FL and Ronald Baker of PA; nieces & nephews, Caleb, Addison, Jaxon, Isaiah and Dana-Leigh; special friends, Mitchell and Emily. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, James Stine and Bridget Baker. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Homeschool Football League, 569 Timerknoll Lane, Wake Forest, NC. A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest, NC. –Canton Independent-Sentinel 1/17/2014

SHERMAN M. ‘SHERM’ BARNES age 80 of Elmira, NY passed away Sunday, April 10th, 2016 at home surrounded by his family. He was born August 21st, 1935 in Wells Township Pennsylvania, the son of the late Norman and Lura (Warner) Barnes. Sherm is survived by his wife of 58 years, Arlene (Hoffman) Barnes; children: Kim (Tommy) Copp of Millerton, PA, Joseph (Nora) Barnes of Millerton, PA, Rusty (Heather) Barnes of Revere, MA; 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; brother: Morton Barnes of Sayre, PA; sister: Norma Braman of Marathon, NY; brother: John Barnes of Gillett, PA. Sherm retired from Dalrymple Sand and Gravel after many years of heavy equipment operation. He was a F. & A. M. of Masonic Lodge #373 of Tioga, PA, a veteran of the Marine Corp, and a devoted member of the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. His intoxicating sense of humor made everyone around him feel loved. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church, 1238 Pennsylvania Avenue, Pine City, NY on Saturday, April 15th, 2016 from 12:00PM to 2:00PM. Memorial Services celebrating Sherman Barnes life will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 2:00PM. Reverend William Vallet will officiate. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/13/2916

BARTO –EVELYN FLORENCE FRY, 96, of Montgomery, died Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Kramm Health & Rehabilitation Center. Born July 23, 1919 in Hughesville, she was a daughter of the late George Henry and Anna (Pentz) Barto. She married the late Leon G. Fry, who preceded her in death in 1985. Evelyn enjoyed quilting, canning, a good conversation, and she was a workaholic. She is survived by a daughter, Joyce Swartz of Montgomery; a son, Carl Fry of Muncy; a sister, Beverly Shaner of Eagles Mere; a brother, Rolland Barto of Hughesville; four grandchildren, Lori Swartz of Muncy, Carla Dunlap of Newberry, Kay Fry of Muncy, and Melissa Farrow of Muncy; three great-grandchildren, Noah David Dunlap, Austin Conner Dunlap, and Emma Rene Farrow. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers Kimber, Lester, George, and Eugene Barto; and a sister, Violet Shaner. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Monday, May 16 at Clinton Baptist Church, 60 Warren St., Montgomery, with Pastor Dave Jacobs officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, at the church. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

BENNETT –JOAN EIKLOR - The angels sang "Amazing Grace," God came down and touched your face, then he whispered soft and low, "Come with me, it's time to go." Our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Joan Eiklor, 89, of Smithboro went to her heavenly home on Sunday, May 22, 2016. Joan was born on Dec. 17, 1926 in Sayre, Pa., a daughter of the late Paul and Evelyn (Shellenbarger) Bennett. She was a graduate of Owego Free Academy Class of 1944. On Aug. 31, 1948, she married Harold W. "Bus" Eiklor; together, they shared many happy memories until his passing on Aug. 16, 2007. Many will remember Joan and her beautiful smile, as she worked for over 20 years at the Tioga Central School cafeteria. She was a lifetime and faithful member of the Smithboro United Methodist Church, a member of the Barton, Nichols and Tioga Senior Citizens Club and enjoyed coffee with her friends Barb, Annie, Jeannie and Marion. Joan is survived by her children, Paula and her husband Paul Goble of Waverly, Lois Gowan of Nichols and Dan and his wife Rose Eiklor of Waverly; her sisters, Janice Miller of Asheville, N.C., and Ardith Bennet of Ithaca; her special grandchildren, Janet, Carrie, Jennifer, Kara, Kristen, Amy and Eric; great-grandchildren, Shane, Dylan, Kaden, Joanna, Isabelle, Ada, Bowie and Kira; and many special nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Joan was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Harold "Bus" Eiklor; son-in-law, Jack Gowan; a grandson, Donnie Gowan; and a brother, Arden. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories on Thursday, May 26 from 10-11 a.m. at the Smithboro United Methodist Church. A service will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Mary Jane Simonin officiating. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Smithboro Church, c/o Linda Brink, P.O. Box 37, Nichols, NY; the Tioga Center Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 185, Tioga Center, NY or Community Care Network of Nichols, P.O. Box 100, Nichols, NY in loving memory of Joan Eiklor. –Sayre Morning Times 5/24/2016

CHARLES FREDERICK BLACKMAN passed away in North Hollywood, Calif., on March 7, 2016. Charles was born to Helen and Fred Blackman, Sayre, Pa., on Sept. 10, 1928. He went to school in Sayre and joined the Navy at an early age. He served from 1945 to 1947. In 1951, he went to California to attend UCLA as an art major and television production. He finished a three-year apprenticeship in the make-up department at Columbia Studios. He had a long and successful career in motion pictures and television. Charles was the Rev. Billy Graham's personal make-up artist for several religious films and crusades. This gave him the opportunity to meet and make up 10 Presidents of the United States. Upon retirement, he enjoyed his passion for art and took up oil painting. His favorite subject was the ocean. Charles leaves his beloved wife of 61 years, Gloria; four children, Debra (Marv), Dayna (Chuck), Dori and David; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. This amazing man will be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Services will take place Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 6020 Radford Ave., North Hollywood, Calif. In lieu of flowers, remembrances to Wounded Warriors, VFW or Red Cross would be appreciated. –Sayre Morning Times 3/31/2016

BLAIR –GERALDINE L. MANN, 76, of Lockwood passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Geraldine Mann, known as Gerry to friends and family, is survived by her husband of 52 years, Robert C. Mann; as well as her children and their spouses, Robert V. Mann and Nicole Cameron of Binghamton, Gary and Michelle Mann of Lockwood, and Vicki and Scott Lincoln of Otter Lake, N.Y. Gerry is also survived by grandchildren Daniel Mann, Katie Mann, Sean Mann, Garrett Mann, Cooper Lincoln, Renaud Cameron-Beauregard and Simon Cameron-Beauregard, as well as great-grandson, Parker Mann. Gerry was predeceased by her parents, Vaughn and Mildred Blair; and her brother, Ronald Blair. She graduated from Olean High School, in Olean, N.Y. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, as well as at times working in Citizens and Northern Bank and Waverly Central Schools in the cafeteria and with the SACC program. She spent several winters in Dade City, Fla. Gerry enjoyed traveling, camping, penny slot machines and spending time with family and friends. She frequented rummage sales, and had an extensive wish list from family members of search items to locate, which she would indeed find, no matter how challenging to do so. She was a terrible ocean swimmer and inevitably washed up on the shore by rogue waves if she entered the water deeper than her ankles. Gerry made the world's best strawberry jam, bread and butter pickles and applesauce. She had Christmas presents bought and wrapped by February. She was the glue of the family. She found humor and the positive in almost all situations and was always, always, unconditionally loving. A time of gathering will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 from 10-11:45 a.m. at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. A memorial service will be held at 12 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Steve Dygert and the Rev. Steve Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Lockwood Cemetery at the convenience of the family. –Sayre Morning Times 5/6/2016

CHARLES FRANCIS BOWEN JR., 73, of Towanda, Pa., passed away Saturday morning, May 21, 2016 after a long battle with cancer and an extended illness at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Charles was born in Jersey City, N.J on July 13, 1942 the son of Charles Francis Bowen Sr. and Mary Toohey Bowen. He was a graduate of St. Agnes High School in Towanda with the class of 1960. Charles served with the U.S. Army stationed in Germany from Dec.12, 1960 to Aug. 31, 1966. In his early years, Charles was employed as the voice of WTTC Radio in Towanda and was later employed by Masonite Corporation, and subsequently Craftmaster, as a laboratory chemist in Wysox for 40 years until his retirement in 2007. He was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda, and Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, playing golf and spending time with his daughter, Shelly, coaching her little league and watching her play sports. He was a true friend to those around him. Surviving are his daughter, Shelly Bowen of Bridgeport, W.Va.; niece, Cari Fedorchak of Athens; nephews, David (Lisa) Fedorchak of Blacksburg, Va., and John (Michelle) Fedorchak of Rome.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Lynn Bowen Fedorchak in 2001. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Contributions in memory of Charles may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 5/24/2016

EDWIN J. BOWMAN, 85 of Mills River went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 1, 2016. A native of Elmira, NY, he was a son of the late Hiram and Mildred Cornell Bowman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Edwin had spent his life as a carpenter before retiring in 1989 from Ducote Construction following 18 years of employment as a finish carpenter. He had also served as the volunteer fire chief for the Chemung County Fire Department for 15 years. He and his wife, Violet moved to Henderson County 40 years ago and attended Etowah United Methodist Church for 26 years. He was a square dancer for 45 years; he and Violet were members of the "Belles and Beaux" and "Jacks and Jills" square dance clubs. Edwin was a loving husband, father and grandfather, who will be greatly missed by his family. He leaves behind his wife of 65 years, Violet Sovine Bowman; children, C. Daniel "Danny" Bowman (Tina), Jeanene Fisher (Charles), Donald Bowman and Karen Melvin (James); nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; siblings, Mary Ann Weiss (Robert), Marcia Green (Harry), and Robert Bowman (Harriett); other special family friends, Rena Bowman, Valerie Lewis, and Dawne Thomas; and a number of other family members. A Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM Tuesday, May 3, 2016 in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with the Reverend Dr. David Cook officiating. Interment will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Monday evening at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family. –Times-News 3/2/2016

TIMOTHY JON ‘TJ’ BREK, 35, of Sweet Valley, died unexpectedly Saturday evening, April 30, 2016, from injuries sustained in an accident. TJ was a loving son, father, husband, brother, uncle and friend. Born on Jan. 22, 1981 in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of Thomas "Tim" Brek and Carole Brek of Kingston. TJ was a 1999 graduate of Wyoming Valley West High School. He was a long-time employee of Two Jacks Cycle and Powersports in Wilkes-Barre, where he was the parts manager. TJ was known far and wide for his witty sense of humor, his huge heart, and his dedication to his family and friends. TJ was blessed to have many loving friends with whom he shared a variety of interests. His passions in life were his family and friends, and riding anything with wheels. TJ lived every day like it was his last and even spent his last moments on this earth doing what he loved, and enjoying his life. In addition to his parents, TJ is survived by his wife of almost 10 years, Kelly Lawson Brek; his beloved son, Evan, who is 7; his grandmother, Dorothy Brek of Forty Fort; his siblings, Amy Brek (Red) of Kingston, Thomas Grippo (Lynn) of Wysox, Toni McCarty (Ron) of Wyalusing, Edward Grippo (Adrienne) of Wyalusing; a very special nephew, Erik Grippo; nephews, Josh, Chris, and Matt Grippo; nieces, Alyssa and Cari McCarty, Gabrielle and Vanessa Leonard; his father-in-law, Herbert Lawson; sister-in-law, Cindy Height (Jason); niece, Sarah Lawson; and nephews, Eric Lawson and Parker Height; his best dog, Buster; and his friends which are too numerous to count. He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Thomas J. Brek; his maternal grandfather, Edward Honeywell Sr.; his maternal grandmother, Margaret Honeywell; and his mother-in-law, Katherine Lawson. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a celebration of TJ's life, which will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, Pa. with the Reverend Dr. Barry Ballard of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church officiating. Family and friends may call from 2 p.m. until the time of the service on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the "Evan Thomas Brek Memorial Scholarship Fund" c/o First Citizens Community Bank, P.O. Box 207, Rome, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 5/4/2016

HENRY F. BROGGI, age 63, Granville Summit RD 1 died Friday, July 31, 1981. Mr. Broggi was born in New York, NY February 11, 1918 a son of Henry L. and Maria Cosagrande Broggi. He was a retired printer for Catholic Book Publishing Co. of New York City, a member of the Granville Center Church of Christ and Roseland, NJ VFW Post No. 2619. He was a veteran of World War II having served with the Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theater. Mr. Broggi and his wife have lived in Grandville Summit area for the past six years. He is survived by his wife the former Gertrude Ullrich to whom he was married 32 years ago on October 30, 1948, two sons: Henry Ullrich Broggi of Bride-Hampton, Long Island and Steven Edward Broggi of Sag Harbor, Long Island, a sister, Mrs. Robert (Avis) Carney of East Haven, CT, mother-in-law, Mrs. Rose Ullrich of Towanda and four nieces. Memorial services were held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Granville Center Church of Christ with Rev. Jack Kingsbury, his pastor officiating. Memorials may be directed to the Granville Church of Christ building fund in Mr. Broggi’s memory. –Canton Independent-Sentinel 8/6/1981

ROBERT C. BROWN - "Softly in the morning, you heard a gentle call, you took the hand God offered you and quietly left us all….." Our hearts were broken on Friday morning, April 15, 2016 when well known Dairy Farmer of Peck Hill Farm, Robert C. Brown, 69, of Merry Go Round Road passed away. A life-long resident of Bradford County, Bob was born on April 4, 1947 in Sayre, Pa., a son of the late Walter and Louise (Casterline) Brown Tucker. He attended school at Northeast Bradford and was a graduate of the class of 1965. During his high school years, when chores were done, he enjoyed attending dances at Edsell's Barn. It was there he met the apple of his eye, Sharon Bennett. The summer months flew by following graduation and he then decided it was time to enter into the next chapter in his book of life. On Sept.18, 1965 they married and together have shared 50 years of memories, happiness and farming. A devoted farmer, Bob and his family owned and operated Peck Hill Farm in Windham. He cherished the time spent with his family and seeing his grandchildren's accomplishments. Bob enjoyed spending time outdoors, hunting and being a farmer. Bob served as Windham Township Supervisor, was director of the Empire Keystone Milk Cooperative, Bradford County FSA Committee since 2012 and Bradford/Sullivan County FSA Committee Chairman. His smile and caring ways will always remain with us. "... he left us beautiful memories, his love will always be our guide, tho' we cannot see you, you will always be by our side." Bob will be greatly missed by his wife Sharon Brown; his daughters, Lisa Brown and Kim (Karl) Jefferson; his son, Bobby (Kelly) Brown; his special grandchildren: Jordan (Meg) Snyder, Colton Snyder, Katy Jefferson, Karlee Jefferson, Carter Brown and Cooper Brown; his brother, Larry (Lois) Brown; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Curt and Jolie Bennett, Bob and Sandy Wilmot, Bob and Diane Strait, Albie Bennett, and Jim and Paula Bennett; an aunt, Donna "Cookie" Casterline; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and his right hand man, Calvin Whalen. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A period of visitation will also be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19. Funeral services and a celebration of his life will follow at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, with Pastor Larry D. Jennings of the Warren Center Baptist Church, officiating. The family will be providing flowers and ask that memorial contributions be made to his grandchildren's 4-H Club: The Udder Bunch, c/o Kim Jefferson, 1636 Merry Go Round Road, Rome, PA in loving memory of Robert C. Brown. –Towanda Daily Review 4/18/2016

SABRINA A. BROWN age 49, of Painted Post, NY passed away on Tuesday April 5, 2016 at home. She was born on March 8, 1967, in Elmira, NY, a daughter of the late Francis Xavier "FX" and Suzanne Parkhill Brown. She is also predeceased by sister, Alicia M. Brown. Sabrina is survived by her fiancé Gregory Young of Painted Post, NY, son and daughter-in-law, 2nd Class Petty Officer Christopher and Lauren Kane of Hawaii and son, Brian Kane with fiancée Megan Beschler of Elmira, sister and brother-in-law, Katherine and Ed Hajduk and daughter Olivia of Apopka, FL, and many family friends. Sabrina worked for the Economic Opportunity Program for 20 years as a teacher and family advocate in the Chemung County area. She loved spending days on Keuka Lake with her family and friends, volunteering as a foster parent through Tanners Paws. Sabrina battled cancer and was an advocate for the Palliative Care Unit at Carefirst through Hospice and was a true inspiration for many people. Family and Friends are invited to the Elmira Elks Lodge #62 300 East Gray Street on Saturday April 9th, 2016 from 2:00p.m. to 4:00pm for a celebration of her life. In lieu of flowers donations in Sabrina's memory may be directed to Tanners Paws P.O. Box 1125 Corning, NY or Carefirst formally Southern Tier Hospice, 3805 Meads Creek Rd, Painted Post, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/7/2016

JANICE K. BULLOCK RN BSN, 63, of Swoyersville died Thursday, April 7, 2016, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. She was born in Meshoppen on August 5, 1952; the daughter of the late Percy E. and Catherine L. Harvey Bullock. She was a graduate of Tunkhannock High School, class of 1970, Nesbitt Nursing School class of 1974; In 1994 she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Science and Nursing at Wilkes University. Janice was a Registered Nurse working first at Nesbitt Memorial Hospital and then at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. She enjoyed swimming, watching the Pittsburgh Steelers, Penn State Football and the Philadelphia Phillies. She loved flowers and working in her garden. She is survived by a son Jeffrey Hanadel of Swoyersville; a long time companion Phillip Hanadel of Swoyersville; two brothers Joseph and his wife Mary Ellen of Tunkhannock and a brother Jack of Tunkhannock; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by two brothers: James and John M. Bullock. Funeral service will be on Monday April 11, 2016 at 11am from the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Friends may call at the funeral home and hour before service time (10-11am), with interment at Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wyoming County Chapter of the American Red Cross, P.O Box 386, Tunkhannock, PA. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

BURNS –BEVERLY J. BURNS FARR - The Lord came down, lifted her gently in his arms to take her to Heaven on Thursday May 12, 2016. Beverly was born to Robert R. and Phyllis Edwards Burns in Elmira, NY on May 27, 1953. She leaves behind her fun loving husband of 25 years Donald F. Farr; her daughter Alexandra M. Farr who she loved unconditionally and was very proud of. Also surviving her are sisters: Trudy Burns and Bonnie Burns both of Elmira, NY; brother and sister-in-law: Robert C. & Margie Burns of Peabody, MA; several cousins and many good friends. She loved her dog, Biggy Boy, who was always right by her side. Bev was a member of a special group of women who got together for the past 41 years and had many laughs and supported each other. She was employed by Chemung County for 26 years having retired as an insurance specialist. Bev had an infectious smile and laughter which everyone loved. She was gentle and kind to everyone she met. The family would like to thank the entire staff of Ideal Senior Living Center for their excellent and compassionate care given to Beverly. Relatives and friends are invited to call at St. Mary's Church 224 Franklin Street Elmira, NY on Tuesday May 17, 2016 from 11 AM until 12 Noon. A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Beverly's Life will follow calling hours with the Rev. Robert C. MacNamara officiating. Those wishing may remember Beverly through memorials to Notre Dame High School, 1400 Maple Avenue, Elmira, NY. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/14/2016

BART JAMES CAMP - On the morning of Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016, Bart James Camp of Athens passed away unexpectedly at Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness. He was 41 years of age. Born March 18th, 1975 in Elmira, he was the son of William and Kandace (Corson) Camp. During his working life Bart had been employed by Eckert Pharmaceuticals and by Citibank, who offered him a position in London, England. However, Bart declined the offer, preferring to remain in the U. S. where he could look after his parents. He was their primary caregiver until their passing. In more recent years he tended bar at the Tamarack Tavern in Troy. Bart enjoyed gardening and hiking in the great outdoors. He enjoyed spending time with family, especially during the holidays. With a cheerful smile and friendly demeanor, Bart always strode through life with a positive attitude. He is survived by his partner, Shawn Brown, at home, brothers Brett (& Jennie) Camp and Bryan (& Jennifer) Camp, all of Houston, TX, uncle Richard (& Linda) Corson and aunt Kitty Corson (& Tim Richards), all of Elmira, and uncle Mike Camp of Columbia Cross Roads, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, William, in 2014 and his mother, Kandace in 2015. In accordance with the family’s wishes, there are no calling hours and a service of remembrance will be held at a later date. –Towanda Daily Review 3/29/2016

DONALD I. CAMPBELL - A resident of Cayuta passed away on Monday, May 9, 2016 at the age of 78. Don was born May 27, 1937 in Van Etten, NY, a son of the late Robert and Velma Clark Campbell. Don is preceded in death by his brothers, Stanley and Dennis Campbell. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 44 years, Mary Glosenger Campbell; children, Susan (Scott) Deemer, Sandy (Jay) Crane, Connie Campbell, Douglas Campbell, and Steven (Kathy) Terrill; thirteen grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; brothers, George (Carol) Campbell, Carl (Susan) Campbell, and Mike (Carol) Campbell; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Don retired after 31 years from Cornell in 1993 as a Forester in the Arnot Forest. He was also very involved in Amateur Radio, volunteering at public service events and emergencies. His call sign was N2RHX. Don was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother. He will be deeply missed and in our hearts forever. Family and friends are invited to Don's Celebration of Life at First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 11AM. Fellowship celebration luncheon to follow. Those wishing to remember Don may consider memorial contributions to First United Methodist Church of Horseheads or CCARES, PO Box 614, Horseheads, NY in his memory. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/11/2016

DONALD F. CASE, 84 passed away Thursday, March 10, 2016 in Venice, Florida. Don is predeceased by his wife Marilyn C. Case and parents Mildred K. and Harry L. Case. Don is survived by his loving children, Lane D. Case (Mary Ann), Lori C. Wheet (Gary) and Richard K. Case (Karen) along with his beloved grandchildren, Casey Wheet, Andrew Case, Catlyn and Layne Case. Don graduated from Cornell University and retired from MacNamara-Carroll Insurance after a long career in the insurance business. Don was an active member of the Elmira community having served as President of the Elmira Kiwanis Club, Elmira Heights Board of Education, Town of Elmira Planning Board, Southern Tier Economic Growth, and Co-Operative Extension. Don was an ordained Elder, Deacon and Trustee at North Presbyterian Church. He was also involved in the Youmarco Group and Men's Breakfast Group and he was Superintendent of Sunday School. Friends and family are invited to a celebration of Don's life on Saturday, April 9th at 11:00 am, North Presbyterian Church, 921 College Ave. Elmira, NY. Flowers will be provided by the family. To honor Don's memory, act as he did for his entire life - by being humble and kind. Those wishing to remember Don are asked to consider a donation to North Presbyterian Church Food Pantry or the Elmira Kiwanis Club, PO Box 891, Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/27/2016

MR. WAYNE RICHARD CASSELBURY, 92, of High Point, N.C., passed away Sunday, April 3, 2016 at his residence with his family by his side. He was the loving husband of the late Esther (Miller) Casselbury. Mr. Casselbury was born on Jan. 18, 1924 in Sayre, Pa., a son of the late Lee Festus and Tressa Rolfe Casselbury. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army AirCorps and was a former freight conductor for ConRail Railway for 44 years until his retirement in 1986. He was a faithful member of Christ United Methodist Church in High Point. Mr. Casselbury was an avid golfer and was the former secretary for High Point Senior Golf Association. He is survived by his two daughters, Janice Elaine (Casselbury) Bohnet and her husband, William, of High Point and Joan Marie (Casselbury) of High Point; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a nephew Bruce Houseknecht and his wife, Dawn, of Kernersville. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Christ United Methodist Church with Dr. Rev. Matt Farabow and the Rev. Jeff Martin officiating. A visitation will be held an hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 1300 N. University Ave., High Point, NC or Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC. Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service of High Point. –Sayre Morning Times 4/5/2016

CHABIN –DOLORES ANNE DECKER age 83 of Horseheads and Hornell, NY passed away at home Saturday, April 16, 2016. Dolores was the daughter of the late Frank and Tekla Chabin. She was born in Scranton, PA on July 18, 1932. Her husband, Donald M. Decker predeceased her in 2006. She is survived by her daughters: Laura Abbott of Pulaski, NY, Diane (Harry) Backer of Pine City, NY; sons: Dennis Decker (Sandy Norton) of Newark, NY, Donald M. (Mary) Decker Jr. of Willow Springs, IL; daughter: Dolores Hurst (George Mockewich) of Essington, PA; 10 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; along with a brother, Frank Chabin of Endicott, NY. Besides her parents and husband, Dolores is predeceased by her son: Jerome Decker and granddaughter: Samantha Abbott. Dolores loved to travel with her husband. She was an amazing wife, mother, and grandmother who loved to cook. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation be made in Dolores's name to Meals on Wheels. The Family would like to thank the Out Patient Dialysis Unit at the Arnot Ogden Hospital and Dr. Paulette Lewis at the Big Flats Guthrie office for their compassionate care of our mother. And a special Thank You to Elizabeth at Care Givers. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/19/2016

CHAPMAN –LOIS A. DRUMM, 83, of Hornell, passed away peacefully Friday, May 13, 2016 at The Elderwood Nursing Home in Waverly, NY. Born in Hornell, March 15, 1933, the daughter of Howard R. and Hazel I. (Miller) Chapman, she was a lifelong area resident. She was retired from the A& P Plant in Horseheads. Lois loved dancing, music and flowers especially wild violets. She was predeceased by her parents; her sister, Eileen Sease and her husband, Glenn Drumm. She is survived by her daughter, Vicky Girardi of Athens, PA; two sons, James (Melissa) White of KS, David (Vicki) White of Pine City, NY; her first husband, John White of Millerton, PA, 10 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild, and her companion, Tony Tancredi of North Hornell. A private graveside service was held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Rural Cemetery in Hornell. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home in Hornell, NY. –E.mira Star-Gazette 4/19/20016

CLYDE E. CLARK, 79, of Milan, PA passed away Friday, April 8, 2016 at the Towanda Guthrie Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. Clyde was born January 8, 1937 at home in E. Smithfield, PA, the son of the late Manley and Beatrice Parks Clark. Clyde was employed for 40 plus years with Kennedy valve in Elmira, NY, after retiring Clyde and Phyllis ran a paper route for the Elmira Star Gazette delivering over 200 papers daily. With their special granddaughter, Lauren, at their side or on the John Deere Tractor, They started and maintained their herd of Black Highlander cattle. Clyde was a John Deere man, owning several tractors including a couple classic John Deere tractors. He enjoyed going to farm sales and tractor shows. Clyde was always willing to lend a helping hand no matter the job. He was also a good team worker as he worked with his daughter getting her lot ready for a new house, always gave great advice, friendly, never had a mean thing to say about another person. Clyde is predeceased by a sister Doris Sullivan, great grandson Jordan Allen Chilson, Father and Mother-in-law George Sr. and Helen Collins; son-in-law’s Fred Millard and Ted Johnson; sister-in-law Barbara Collins and brother-in-law George Collins, Jr. Clyde is survived by his wife Phyllis whom he married September 5, 1958 at home. Children Bonnie Johnson and Robert Peterson of Monroeton, PA, Becky and Bill Reinhart of Waverly, NY, Clyde, Jr. and Lisa Clark of Bentley Creek, PA, Brian Clark of Lawrenceville, PA, Brett and Wendy Clark of Waverly, NY and Bart and Terri Clark of Bentley Creek, PA, 17 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren with 2 more on the way, brothers Vernon and Rodney Clark, sisters: Cheryl, Maxine and Beverly, special cat and dog Meow Meow and Nick, sister-in-law’s Mary Hoffman of Granville Summit, PA, Donna Cole of Blossburg, PA, brother-in-law Donald Collins of Jersey Shore, PA, special guy friends Frank Baker, Tommy Burnett, Travis Cole and Ryan Halton, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends and family may call Wednesday, April 13, 2016 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, PA, Funeral service will follow at 1:00pm with Katie McDonnell officiating. –Towanda Daily Review 4/11/2016

CLEARWATER –MYRA J. BOUGHTON/SWARTOUT/CLEARWATER,, 69 of 163 Main St., Van Etten, NY, went to be with the Lord May 20th 2016. Myra was born July 2nd 1946 to Carl and Adeline Clearwater of Odessa, NY. She was self employed, providing care for the elderly at her home "The Boughton Family Home" for more than 20 years. She is a mother to Thomas J. Swartout Sr. and Ronda S. Swartout. A grandmother to Thomas J Swartout II, Chelsea M. Swartout, and Jesse J. Swartout. A great grandmother to Thomas J. Swartout III. Myra is also survived by her sisters: Cheryl Bailey, Carla Harriger, Feida White and Florence Grantier along with many nieces and nephews. As per wishes of the family, there will be a memorial service at Myra's home in Van Etten, NY on Sunday June 4th 2016 from 2pm to 7pm. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/25/2016

LOUIS ARJAY CLEVELAND - On May 18, 2016, the Cleveland family lost their Patriarch, Louis Arjay Cleveland, who passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family. Born on May 2, 1928 to the late Vernice and Maurice Cleveland, Lou lived a life of hard work and dedication. He put his heart and soul into everything he did, including his early career as a pipe fitter, his later career as a carpenter, and raising a family. Despite several failed attempts at getting her to go out on a date with him, Lou married the love of his life, Ida Mae Monk on July 9, 1949, and they had 6 beautiful children. The love Lou had for each and every one of his family members was unwavering and unconditional until the very end. During his last remaining days as he was surrounded by his loved ones and reflecting upon his life, he proclaimed to his family that it had been a “good ride.” Anyone who was on the journey of life with Lou would certainly agree. Lou accomplished many things in his life time, but his greatest achievement was building the house that he lived in. When he wasn’t lending a helping hand, you could find Lou in his woodshop creating unique pieces of furniture. Lou also loved to travel to places with Ida, with one of their favorite destinations being Sandy Pond in Lake Ontario where he enjoyed Salmon fishing. Lou was a member of the Tunkhannock Moose Lodge #1276, Franklin Lodge #263 F & AM in Laceyville, Pipe Fitters local union # 524, and he was a 50 year member of the Masonic Fraternity. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Daurice Holly and Phyllis Jordan Moss. In addition to his wife, Lou is survived by his children: Maureen Slavinski and husband Frank of Ebensburg, PA; Cheryl Stewart and husband Woody of Coatsville, PA; Louann Stonier and husband Steve of Tunkhannock, PA; Nancy Myers and husband Roger of Hop Bottom, PA; Barry Cleveland and wife Lynelle of South Auburn, PA; and Kevin Cleveland and wife Wendy of Newton Ransom, PA. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was known to all of his grandchildren as Poppa Louie. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 am from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock by Youth Minister Scott Cleveland, grandson of Louis. Visitation will be Friday evening from 7 to 9. A Masonic Service will be held Friday evening at 8:30 pm by the Franklin Lodge #263 F & AM assisted by the Nicholson Lodge Interment will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 712 Keyser Avenue, Taylor, PA c/o Relay for Life of Wyoming County or Einstein Medical Center Montgomery Cancer Fund, 559 Germantown Pike, East Norriton, PA.

COLWELL –MILDRED ELIZABETH COLWELL LEET, 97, died on May 4 at Arnot-Ogden Hospital after a brief illness. She was born on August 7, 1918, in Mannsville (Town of Ellisburg), NY, the first child of Hamilton Erwin Colwell and Grace Kellogg Widrig Colwell. After graduating from Belleville Central High School, she attended Syracuse University, where she met her husband, Herbert Lawrence Leet. They were married on December 21, 1940. Mildred graduated from Syracuse University in 1941 with a bachelor's degree in dramatic arts.Mildred used her dramatic skills often as she raised five children and cared for her family in Gilbertsville, New Berlin, Lodi, and Endicott, NY; Norwalk, CT; and finally Corning, NY. She lived for 50 years in Corning, before moving to Appleridge Senior Living in Horseheads, NY.Throughout her life, Mildred was curious, energetic, open to new ideas, eager to try new experiences, and always ready for a friendly/fierce Scrabble game. Above all, she was loving. She was both a comfort and an inspiration to all who knew and loved her. Those include the many friends she made through her leadership and service in the American Association of University Women, Meals on Wheels, Literacy Volunteers of America, and SHHH (Self Help for the Hard of Hearing). She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Corning for 58 years, where she served as Church Librarian, President of the Women's Society of Christian Service, Circle leader, founder of the Early Risers, and as Trustee.Mildred was predeceased by her parents, her husband, and her three brothers: John, Raymond, and William Colwell. She is survived by her children: Ian (Edith), Julia Peckham, George (Joy), James, and Nancy (John) O'Leary and their families. She delighted in her grandchildren: Brian and Becca Leet; Cindy (Kevin) Wyckoff and Diane (Carl) Patzer; Jennifer (Joe) Aicher Powell, Martha Miller, Jane, and Mitchell Leet; and Brendan (Megan) O'Leary and Shannon (Samuel) Planck. She enjoyed her great-grandchildren: Jessica, John, Daniel, and Timothy Wyckoff; Musika and Vai Miller; Joanna Powell; Beatrice Planck, and Colin O'Leary. She took equal pleasure in the lives of her cousin Teresa Greene, and in her brother's families: beloved sister-in-law, Luzmarina Colwell, Grace (Sean Quigley), Andrea (David) Crane and Andrew Colwell and Melissa Colwell (Alton) Folks, Ashley (Michael) Vereker and Oliver, and Jillian Folks.A service honoring Mildred will be held at Grace United Methodist Church, Corning, NY on Saturday, May 21, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at Sand Hill Cemetery, Stanley, NY, on Friday, May 20, at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, Meals on Wheels, or a charity of choice. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/9/2016

COMSTOCK –BARBARA COY, 80, of Pennsburg, Pa., died March 24, 2016 at Pennsburg Manor. Born in Rushville, Pa., She was the wife of Howard Coy. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., with a calling hour from noon until 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 30 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 81 Main St., Pennsburg, PA. Graveside service at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 31 at Rushville Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rushville, PA. Arrangements are by Nicos C. Elias Funeral Home, Allentown. –Towanda Daily Review 3/27/2016

JOHN RUSSELL CONNER, age 27 of Murfreesboro, TN (formerly of Wyalusing, PA) passed away suddenly and unexpectedly Wednesday, April 27, 2016. John was born March 29, 1989 in Towanda, PA, the son of Kim Marabell Conner of Wyalusing, PA and Roland Conner and stepmother Sue Conner of Camptown, PA. John was a graduate of the Wyalusing Valley High School with the class of 2007. John was employed by Mahle Fiber Systems in Murfreesboro, TN. He was former painter at All Around Painting, and was also previously employed with Vince Pizza, Flynn Energy, Excel Warehousing and Cargill. John was a member of Wyalusing Boy Scout Pack 8, where he became an Eagle Scout. He was a member of both the Wyalusing Rams Football and Wrestling team. John was very family oriented. John’s passions were writing and producing music, roller coasters, bonfires, working on his car, going for drives, going to concerts, hanging out with friends, and studying history. John also liked watching and attending NASCAR races where he enjoyed rooting for his favorite driver, the # 48 car of Jimmy Johnson. Besides his parents John was survived by his parents; his sisters Angie Conner of Wyalusing, PA and Afton Smith and her husband Ken of Monroeton, PA; his nieces and nephews Paradise Sperry, Allexys Shaffer, Allyson Fontaine Smith, Drayton Smith, Mikayla Smith and Mason Smith; his stepsisters Emily Kesler of North Carolina and Lindsey Bliss of Towanda, PA. He is also survived by his maternal grandparents Ted and Stella Marabell of Tunkhannock, PA; his paternal grandmother Betty Conner of Wysox, PA; his aunts and uncles Shawn and Jill Johnson of Monroeton, PA, Todd Johnson of Belfast, ME, Betty Hochinyavong of Murfreesboro, TN, Dave Conner of Camptown, PA, Kerry and Michelle Conner of Towanda, PA, Cathy Wells of Wysox, PA, and Nancy Conner of Camptown, PA; his cousins Mylissa Hochinyavong, Jessie Hochinyavong, and Joshua Hochinyavong, Katrina Conner Ammerrman, Mark Conner, Brandon Conner, Amanda Conner Newell, and several other beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents Penny and Gene Armitage; maternal great-grandmother Ella Marie Jackson; paternal grandfather Russell Conner; and uncle Richard Conner. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 1:00 PM from the Wyalusing American Legion Post 534, 71 Bowling Alley Rd., Wyalusing, PA. A visitation at the Wyalusing American Legion Post 534 will held on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 11:00 AM until the time of the service. Arrangements were entrusted with Sheldon Funeral Homes, 155 Church St., Wyalusing, PA and Phillips-Robinson Funeral Home, 2707 Gallatin Pike, Nashville, TN. The family will provide flowers and ask in lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in John’s name to Community Counseling Services, 99 Bridge Street, Tunkhannock, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 5/5/2016

COOLBAUGH –CINDY LEE MATALAVY, 59, of Nimble Hill, Mehoopany, passed away at her home in her sleep on Sunday, May 1, 2016. She was born in Meshoppen on May 3, 1957, a daughter of Joann Klimas Coolbaugh of Tunkhannock and the late Wendell Coolbaugh Sr. Cindy's family was her life and her grandchildren were the motivation that helped her through her many health issues. Cindy was a graduate of Tunkhannock Area High School, Class of 1975. Cindy was previously a teacher's aide at the Mehoopany Elementary School, was a full-time homemaker, and member of the Mehoopany United Methodist Church. She loved to bake, decorate her home, maintain her flower beds can vegetables from her garden, hunting and fishing at the cabin. In addition to her father she was preceded in death by her brother, Wendell Coolbaugh Jr. Cindy is survived by her loving husband Lewis, whom she met at Tunkhannock High School in 1971, and they enjoyed 45 happy years in love with each other. Also surviving are sons: Lewis Jr. and companion Suzie Falls of Harvey's Lake, James 'Biff' of Centennial, Colo.; daughters: Wendy (Ryan) Sprowl of Jenningsville, Katie (Branden) Cantone of Nimble Hill, Mehoopany; and her beagle Molly. Grandchildren: Dean, Gillienne, and Ophelia Matalavy, Madison and Justin Everetts, Gabrielle and Brody Cantone, and Johnna Sprowl. Sisters: Cara Coolbaugh and Cheryl (Dave) Ayre, all of Tunkhannock. Special friends: Pat and Jack, Donna and Jim, Charlotte and Bob, Judy and Harry, Aunt Barb and Uncle Bob; and all her nieces, nephews, cousins and good neighbors on Nimble Hill. It was Cindy's request that a private service be held at the convenience of her immediate family. Interment will be in Pieta Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. PA. –Wyoming County Examiner 5/4/2016

NEIL H. CORTRIGHT, 83, of Newark Valley, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Neil was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Donna Cortright; brother, Carl Cortright, two sisters, Doris Bosley, Juanita Sherwood. He is survived by his children and their spouses, Barbara and Richard Casselbury, Carl and Carmen Cortright, William Cortright, Vicky and Timothy Gillow, Brenda Ellis; eight grandchildren, Nicole, Scott, Carl, William, Jeremy, Brittany, Zachery, Abbey; five great-grandchildren; sister, Kathleen Lane; special care provider, Melinda (Robin) Wright; several nieces and nephews. Neil was born and raised in Tioga County. He owned and operated Cortright Trucking of Newark Valley. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Estey, Munroe & Fahey Funeral Home, 15 Park St., Owego. Burial will follow in the Vestal Hills Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in Neil H. Cortright's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN. –Sayre Morning Times 3/24/2016

COX –KRISTIE SUSAN TAYLOR, 57 of Nashville, Tenn., died Thursday, March 31, 2016 in Panama City, Fla. Kristie was born Sept. 5, 1958, in Towanda, Pa. She is survived by her children: Cathryn Newnham of Fenton, Mich., Heather (Tommy) Norman of Nashville, Tenn., Michael McDonald, Jr. of Nashville, Tenn.; her siblings: Rene (Tim) Phinney of Sayre, Pa., Denise (Vaden) Wilburn of Hendersonville, Tenn., Karen Cameron of Virginia Beach, Va., and Kim Cox of Pennsylvania; her grandchildren: Hadley Norman, Cody Newnham, Sophia Norman, David Newnham, Elizabeth Newnham, Devon Hart, Emma Norman and Isabella Norman; and her dog, Scupper. She is preceded in death by her husband, Melvin W. Taylor, and her parents, Ira L Cox and Gloria B Cox. In lieu of a service, flowers or donations, Kristie's children ask that you take a moment to hug your child, grandchild, sibling, parent, friend; reach out and heal a hurt that needs to be mended; take a moment of your day to brighten the day of another. Time waits for no one. –Towanda Daily Review 4/3/2016

CROUT –FLORENCE C. WILBUR, 89, of Station Road in Watkins Glen, passed away peacefully on June 2, 2016. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Monday, June 6, 2016 from 1pm-3pm; followed by a funeral service at the funeral home at 3:00pm; Rev. Nancy Meehan-Yao officiating; burial at Glenwood Cemetery. She was predeceased by her husband, David "Bud" Wilbur Sr; parents, Clayton, Sr. and Belva Crout; two brothers, Claire Goltry and Arnold Crout; three sisters, Mary Yaw, Lillian Johnson and Eldred Sgrecci; son-in-law, John Pratt Sr., grandson, John Pratt Jr.; and daughter-in-law, Linda Wilbur. She is survived by four children, Richard Wilbur, Nancy Pratt, David Jr. (Donna) Wilbur, and Deborah (John) Brame; brother, Clayton (Geraldine) Crout, Jr; and sister-in-law, Carole Crout; several nieces and nephews; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. In 1943 she met the love of her life, David "Bud" Wilbur and they later married on September 23, 1944. She and her husband raised their four children on a 144 acre farm in Watkins Glen. She served as a Schuyler County 4-H Leader for over 8 years. She also enjoyed cooking, baking and gardening. After her husband retired, they pursued his dream, to own a team of draft horses. They traveled the state to numerous draft horse pulling competitions, winning numerous trophies and ribbons. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/3/2016

W. R. ‘BOB’ DECKER left this world for an awesome life in Heaven on April 24, 2016. Born December 6, 1931 in Montrose, PA. to Charles F. and Grace Delemeter Smith. Moved to Tucson in 1960 and worked as a meat-cutter until his retirement in 1997. Bob was a member of the Rincon Baptist Church Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Nancy (Smith) Decker; his daughters, Lori Decker and Kim (Mike) Clifton; his grandchildren, Brian (Carolyn) Decker, Andrea (Drew) Swanson, Valerie (Justin) Hodson and Adam Clifton; great-grandchildren, Keira, Aidan and Kyleigh Hodson, Sophia Swanson and Eleanor Decker-Quam; one sister; a special 'sister/friend' Jean Blaisure. Predeceased by son, Dale Decker; parents, brother, Jim Decker and sister, Josephine Kunkle. Bob loved gardening, traveling, country music, working with his hands, his friends. Most of all he loved his Lord and his family. He was an inspiration to many and loved by all. Private interment was held Thursday, April 28, 2016 at East Lawn Cemetery. A Memorial Service at Rincon Baptist Church will be held Saturday, May 7, 2016. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Rincon Church Building Fund. Arrangements by Bring’s Broadway Chapel. –Arizona Star 5/1/2016

CLARENCE F. DEEMER, 90, of Raubsville, Pa., passed away Friday in Easton Hospital.He was born May 1, 1925 in Williams Township, a son of the late Elmer and Helen Rush Deemer.For about 35 years, Clarence worked as an environmental control engineer for the Milford Mill of the James River Corp.He was a graduate of Easton High School and Lafayette College. He was a Navy veteran of WWII where he served in the 6th Marine Division and the VFC USCG Aux., Flotila 10-2, Allentown, Pa. He was a mason, a member of Prosperity Lodge No. 567 and Tall Cedars of Lebanon. He was also a member of St. John's Church on Morgan Hill, Williams Township, Raubsville Sportsmans Association, Williams Township Sportsmans Association, Springtown Rod & Gun, National Rifle Association, Forks of the Delaware Historical Arms Society, Lehigh River Stocking Association and the Slate Belt Trial Blazers Snowmobile Club.He is survived by his wife, Arlene, of 68 years; five daughters and their husbands, Michele and Wayne Jennings, Madelyn Kale, Melody and Mark Henley, Marjorie and Douglas Ulkins and Marsha and Michael Nasatka; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, in St. John's Church on Morgan Hill. Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the church. Interment will be in the Raubsville Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Robert W. Snyder Funeral Home, Riegelsville. –Towanda Daily Review 4/19/2016

DONALD L. DIX D. C. age 89 and longtime resident and Chiropractor in Horseheads passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016. Dr. Dix was born in Elmira, November 12, 1926 to Louis and Hazel Dix. He was predeceased by his wife, Shirley (Briggs) Dix in 2009. Don is survived by his sons and daughter, Donald (Margaret) Dix of Coconut Creek, FL Michael (Cindy) Dix of Liberty, SC, Debra Dix of Horseheads; grandchildren, Dr. Brian (Dr. Jessica) Briggs of Ohio, Michele Robbins of Florida; great grandchildren Tiffany and Jason Robbins; sister, Roselyn Marie Mark; many nieces, nephews, past patients and friends. Dr. Dix graduated from Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport, IA in 1952 and remained in private practice at his office in Horseheads for 64 years. He was a US Army Air force Veteran of WWII and was an active and faithful member of the Congregation of Jehovah's Witness in Elmira. Family will receive relatives and friends on Sat. May 7, 2016 from 2-3:00 pm in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 708 Lena Place, Elmira, NY. A memorial service will follow there in the Hall at 3:00 pm. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/5/2016

DORN –LYDIA C. MIDDAUGH. - (nee Lydie C. Dorn) Lydia Middaugh, age 87, of Big Flats died Sun. April 10, 2016 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born on August 9, 1928 in Guentrange-Thionville, France, Lydia was the daughter of the late, Peter and Marie Madeleine (Brua) Dorn. She married Charles R. Middaugh on August 13, 1955 and was predeceased by him in 1998. She was predeceased by her sister, Elisabeth Rossi and by her brothers-in-law, Alphonse Rossi and Andre Thein. Surviving are her children, Sylvie (John) Farr, Big Flats; Lydia (Richard Trick) Middaugh, Lowville; and Peter (Jan Lynch) Middaugh, Ithaca; seven grandchildren, Richard, Jeffrey (Paulina), Daniel and Victoria Quay, Benjamin and Henry Farr, and Cody Middaugh; great-grandchild, Colette Quay; sisters, Erika Thein and Elfriede (Gilbert) Wacogne; many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at the First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats, 95 Main St. Big Flats, NY for her funeral service on Thurs. April 14, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. The family will provide flowers. Those wishing may make donations in Lydia's memory to the Big Flats Presbyterian Church, or the Big Flats Food Pantry, PO Box 454, Big Flats, NY or the St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, 555 E. Market St., Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/11/2016

FLOYD R. EBERLIN, 81, of Dushore, died Friday, April 1, 2016, at The Highlands Care Center, Laporte. Born Oct. 10, 1934 in Wilmot Township, he was a son of the late Floyd D. and Neva U. (Bailey) Eberlin. He and his wife, the former Ida Lucille Wheaton, would have celebrated 36 years of marriage on Nov. 10, 2016.Floyd started his military career with the U.S. Air Force and retired from the U.S. Navy as a 2nd Class Petty Officer, having served during the Korean and Vietnam wars. Following his retirement he was employed at Bill's Hardware, Dushore, and delivered eggs locally. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Wilmot, and he enjoyed reading and riding his motorcycle. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sisters, Marian Voda and Melvia D. Stoothoff, both of Dushore; a brother, Zade (Dolores) Eberlin of New Albany; a step-son, Alfred A. (Joanna) DeRemer of Factoryville; two step-daughters, Claudia (Don) Root, and Angela Turner, both of Tunkhannock; several step-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Floyd was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy E. Adams, and Reva A. Adams; and two brothers, Kurtis and Edmund Eberlin.Funeral services and burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family. The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions to St. John's Lutheran Church, 116 Carpenter St., Dushore, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore. –Towanda Daily Review 4/2/2016

HENRY G. EISWERTH, age 84 of Williamsport died Thursday night July 30, 1981 in Sycamore Manor, where he had been a resident for three and a half years. He was born Nov. 18, 1897 at Bastress a son of George and Elizabeth Bower Eiswerth. Mr. Eiswerth was a former taxi cab driver and employee of Frank Delivery Service. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church. His wife Barbara E. died March 24. Surviving are six sons: Paul of Trout Run, Eugene of Montoursville RD 2, Sylvester of South Williamsport,  Joseph, Henry Jr. and Ernest, all of Williamsport: three daughters: Mrs. William Kempf and Miss Marcella E. Eiswerth, both of Williamsport and Mrs. Anthony Fromille of Canton, 39 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday at St. Boniface Church. Burial was in St. Boniface Cemetery. –Canton Independent-Sentinel 8/6/1981

DALE W. ENGLEMAN, age 83, 100 Hill Rd., Millville, died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the Grandview Health Homes, Danville, where he had been a guest much of the time since November 2015. Born in Noxen, Wyoming County, on Feb. 4, 1933, he was a son of the late William and Ethel (Kresge) Engelman. He was a 1951 graduate of the former Noxen High School and a 1957 graduate of Penn State University, Lehman campus, with an associate degree in engineering. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1953 to 1955. Dale was employed by the Ingersoll-Rand Co., Athens, from 1957 to 1974. In 1974 he became the administrator of the former Boone Nursing Home, Eyers Grove, and in 1976 he purchased it and operated it until 1987, when he retired. He later was employed by the Press Enterprise newspaper as a courier for several years before retiring again. He resided in the Millville area since 1976.
Dale was a life member of Bloomsburg Elks Lodge 436. He enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, hunting and fishing. Dale was preceded in death by three sisters, Rise Ribenbery, Sharon Brower, Barbara Engelman and a brother, Donald Engelman. Surviving area his wife, the former Helen C. Jamison, with whom he celebrated his 62nd wedding anniversary on Oct. 9, 2015; three sons, Scott D. Engelman, Millville; Neil R. Engelman and his wife Janice, Berwick; Clark E. Engelman, Millville; a daughter, Marla C. Hahn, and her fiance, Barry Davis, Millville; two granddaughters, Tegan Hahn and Piper Hahn; and four siblings: Judy Boone, Millville; Carol, wife of Sterlyn May, Sweet Valley; Barry Engelman, Harveys Lake; Sheila, wife of William Hamersky, Millville; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Dean W. Kriner, Inc. Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg, with the Rev. Robert Strozyk, pastor of the Mill-Green United Methodist Church officiating. Military honors will be performed by the combined VFW and Millville American Legion group. Friends may call on Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. –Sayre Morning Times 4/18/2016

FRANK J. ENGLISH JR., 80, of Waverly passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Frank was predeceased by his parents, Frank J. Sr. and Mary English; and sister, Dorothy Eisner. Frank is survived by his loving wife, Janice English of Waverly; children, Julie (Gary) Schock of Waverly, Bonita English of Waverly, Rowena (Bill Sheffield) Perry of Ithaca, Mark (Donna Keagle) Spangler of PA, and Donna Spangler of Waverly; sister, Carol (James Burgess III) Holton of Brooktondale; five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. He was a past commander of the American Legion in Waverly who worked for more than 23 years as a truck driver for Rynone Manufacturing in Waverly. He enjoyed reading and putting puzzles together and was very handy. Graveside services will be held on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Glenwood Cemetery in Waverly with Rev. Roland Romig officiating and full military honors accorded by the Valley Color Guard. –Sayre Morning Times 5/5/2016

EVANS –MARY E. CHARLES, 92, of Hughesville, died Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Muncy. Born November 6, 1923 in Benton, she was a daughter of the late Walter C. and Laura C. (Moon) Evans. She married the late Howard W. Charles, who preceded her in death on April 12, 1988. Mary was employed as a LPN at Muncy Valley Hospital, retiring in 1985. She also volunteered at the American Red Cross, and was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church. In her spare time she enjoyed travelling. She is survived by a daughter; Cathy (James) Dunkleberger of Linden; two sons, Leslie H. (Betsy) Charles and Robert I. (Norma) Charles both of Hughesville; a twin sister, Marie Hawley of Endicott, NY; eight grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Friday, April 1 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Jane L. O'Borski officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m., Friday at the funeral home. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

FERGUSON –CAROL L. FERGUSON SCHROEDER, 76, wife of George, C. Schroeder, died Wednesday April 6, 2016 at her Skippack Twp. home in PA. She was a former resident of Schuylkill and E. Norriton townships also in PA, as well as having lived in Costa Mesa, CA and Pleasantville, CA. Mrs. Schroeder was born on March 23, 1940, in Elmira, NY. She was the daughter of the late Clyde and Louise Ferguson. A graduate of St. Pat's, she went on to IBM school in Endicott and taught IBM at a commercial firm in Binghamton, NY. After living in DE for some time, she moved to PA. Mrs. Schroeder was formerly the Director of Operations for the Fidelity Bank in King of Prussia. She also worked for General Diagnostics, Inc. in Wayne and for the Upper Providence Twp. office in PA. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Schroeder is survived by her children, Jeffrey, husband of Kay (Cecil) Schroeder, Apple Valley, CA, and Susan, wife of Alberto Aimone, Green Lane, PA. She also leaves behind her granddaughter, Danielle Aimone; and nieces and nephews: William Ferguson, Dorothy Leonardi, David Ferguson, Diane Sloan, Denise Davis, and Donna Dial. She was preceded in death by her brother, Donald Ferguson, and nephew, Daryl Ferguson. Mrs. Schroeder was an active member of the Skippack Church of the Brethren. She will be fondly remembered as a loving Wife, Mother, Sister, Aunt, "Mom-Mom" and Friend. Her caring heart, quick wit and sense of humor was appreciated by all who knew her. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the Skippack Church Of The Brethren, Collegeville & Mill Rds., Skippack Twp., with the Rev. Larry O'Neill, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the church immediately preceding the service. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to the church located at 520A Collegeville, Rd. Arrangements are by Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc., in Trappe, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/9/2016

FIELDS –DEBRA A. ROGERS AND LEON W. ROGERS - With broken hearts, we had to say good-bye to our loved ones Debra A. and Leon W. Rogers on March 22, 2016. Our mom, Debbie was born on January 7, 1956 in Towanda, Pa., a daughter of Donna (Bullock) and the late Clarence Fields. Always caring a smile, she was a loving daughter, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Debbie enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening and cherished the time spent with her family and friends. Our dad, Leon was born on January 8, 1956 in Sayre, Pa., a son of Estella (Welfel) and late Merle L. Rogers. He enjoyed spending time hunting, fishing behind his home and being outdoors where he could tend to his yard and home. Debbie and Leon are survived by and will be greatly missed by ~ their sons and daughters-in-law: Greg and Misty Rogers; Scott and Shannon Rogers; David and Amber Rogers; their grandchildren: Andrew, Dylan, Kandace, Kiara, Skily, Kaitlyn, Owen, Jordan and Allison; a great-grandson Jayden; their mothers Donna Fields and Estella Rogers; Debbie's siblings: Tom (Sue) Field, Roger (Alicia) Fields; Sandy Ulrich; Linda (Kevin) Latire; Paula (Kevin) Coveney; Leon's siblings: Marie Short, Judy Schafenberg, Donna (Bill) Crigger; Kenny (Cathy) Rogers; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends also survive. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A funeral service and celebration of their lives will follow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Phillip R. Nase, officiating. Interment will follow in the Nichols Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Debra & Leon Rogers Memorial Fund, c/o Community Bank, PO Box 39, Nichols, NY. Until we meet again, may you find comfort in the arms of the angels Mom & Dad~. –Sayre Morning Times 3/25/2016 (Murder & Suicide)

FONTAINE –LOUISE MARIE MOON - After 40 years apart, Louise was reunited with the love of her life Robert R. Moon, Sr. April 8, 2016, in heaven. Louise was born on February 1, 1934 in Bonhamtown, New Jersey. She was one of seven children born to June E. Butler and Rene Fontaine. Louise followed her husband on his military assignments through the early years of their marriage to Mississippi, South Carolina, Massachusetts and Georgia. She managed several restaurants throughout her life. She and Robert owned and operated Mom's Truck Stop in Ralston, Pennsylvania in the early seventies. Louise loved life, and her family was the center of her world. When she was not busy baking homemade bread and sticky buns she was gardening and canning her home grown vegetables and fruit. She was a skilled seamstress, making clothes for her children and various gifts for her grandchildren. Her work ethic never changed though out all her years of employment at Carey McFalls, Sylvania, Grumman, Kellogg's and Frito Lay. In her later years Louise lived in Troy, Pa and attended the United Methodist Church there. Louise is predeceased by her parents and brothers: William and Robert. She is survived by her loving children Anita Drislane (Tom), Roberta Wood (Jack), Robert Jr. (Marlene),Vera Kuzyk (Joel), and daughter-in-law Ruth Moon. She cherished and was cherished by her precious granddaughters Stacy Griffin (Mark), Mary Stugart Millheim (Steve), Becky Burrous (Aaron), Krista Drislane, Adrianne Sorensen (Benn), Kate Smith (Joel), Rachel Moon, and Kristina Kuzyk. She welcomed with open arms every one of her 11 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson. In addition she is survived by her brother, John Fontaine and sisters: Jacqueline Guisewhite and Anita Moon (Sylvester) as well as several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of life on Sunday, April 17, 2016 from the hours of 10 AM to 12 PM at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA. Her interment will folllow later that day at 4 PM in Barbours Cemetery, Barbours, PA with Rev. Anne Canfield officiating. –Towanda Daily Review 4/10/2016

FOWLES –ALICE RUTH FULLER, 95, of Hughesville, died Friday, April 15, 2016 at the Emmanuel Center in Danville. Born December 22, 1920 in Woodbury, CT, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Raymond A. and Lillian Stark (Hatfield) Fowles. She married the late Carson A. Baxter, who preceded her in death on May 18, 1993. She later married the late, John W. Fuller, who preceded her in death on January 9, 2013. Alice was a graduate of Tunkhannock High School, Class of 1938. She then attended the Robert Packer Training School for Nurses, graduating in 1942, and later attended Bloomsburg University, graduating in 1971. Alice was employed as a Public Health Nurse, working in New Canaan, CT for 20 years. She is survived by three sons, John A. Baxter of Linfield, Scott F. Baxter of West Port, MA and Samuel C. Baxter of Brewster, MA; a step-son, John D. Fuller of CT; four grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and one step granddaughter. In addition to her husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Raymond, Robert, Theodore, Hatfield and Dexter Fowles and a sister, Helena Kaiser. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

GROSS –MAIDA A. FOSHEY, 87, Troy died August 10, 2008 in Troy Community Hospital. Born on April 12, 1921 in Cooperton, OK she was the daughter of Jesse G. and Minnie E. (Brown) Gross. She was a homemaker who enjoyed crocheting and making things for other people. Surviving are a son, Ronald F. Weldon, Biggs, CA, son and daughter-in-law, Billy J. and Becky Weldon, Byron, WY; daughter and son-in-law, Sylvia and Bill Hoffmeier, San Antonio, TX; son and daughter-in-law, George W. and Karen Foshey III, San Diego, CA; daughter and son-in-law, Karen D. and Lloyd Worford, Troy, daughter, Diana L. Foshey, San Diego, CA; twenty-four grandchildren: Cary, Frank, Peggy, Mike, Cristy, Ronnie, David, Tammy, Sandy, Bill, Danna, Tommy, Cristy, Michelle, Michelle,, Brett, George IV, Geoffrey, Jenny, Angie, Mandy, Jason, Ben, Karl; many great and several great-great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Arlene Gross, San Diego, CA. She was predeceased by her husband, George Foshey, Jr. March 10, 2002 and a daughter, Cathleen M. Lemley. In keeping with her wishes services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Point Loma National Cemetery, San Diego, CA. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. –Canton Independent-Sentinel 8/14/2008

CHESTER KELLOGG HALE SR., 94, of Rockland, Maine, passed away peacefully, April 13, 2016 at St. Andrews Nursing Home in Boothbay Harbor. Chet was born Sept. 7, 1921 in Middletown, Conn., where he grew up living and working on the family's shade tobacco farms. He graduated in 1940 from Suffield Academy and attended Middlebury College, Vt., where he met his first wife, Miriam Fleming. He served three years in the U.S. Army, two of which he spent overseas in France and Germany during WWII. He was a part of the 894th Anti-aircraft Artillery Division and was a Colonel's Driver. After his honorable discharge in January 1946, Chet returned to Connecticut where he served 11 years as a farm superintendent for Consolidated Cigar Corp. In 1957, the family moved to Rome, Pa., where they operated a dairy farm for the next 25 years. While operating the dairy farm, he served on a number of agricultural boards and agencies. It was during this time he earned his pilot's license and enjoyed flying his Piper Cub and Cherokee 270. In April of 1984 Chet married Muriel Plimpton. During retirement, he and Muriel enjoyed traveling while also spending winters in Fort Myers, Fla., and summers in Owls Head, Maine. He enjoyed painting, golf, playing cards and spending time with friends. Chet had a love for life and people. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Muriel Plimpton Hale; his three children, Deborah Barrett, Chester K. (Sharon) Hale Jr. and Jeffrey (Diane Miner) Hale; his four stepdaughters, Susan (Michael Shook) Plimpton, Sherry (Gerard) Blouin, Caroline Barre Plimpton and Jayne P. (Glenn J.) Dwyer; brother, Nathan Hale; sisters, Dorothy Simpson and Ann Hale; and 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, C. Harry and Dorothy Douglas Hale; brother, Douglas Hale; daughter, Lucinda Hale; and step-daughter, Marilyn O'Connor. A memorial service and celebration of Chet's life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on May 19 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 15 Wesley Lane, off Route 17, Rockland, Maine. The Reverend Linda Campbell-Marshall will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Aldersgate UMC, 15 Wesley Lane, Rockland, ME; or Alzheimer's Association , Maine Chapter, 383 U.S. Route One, Scarborough, ME. Funeral arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins, Rockland, Maine. –Towanda Daily Review 5/11/2016

HARKNESS –MRS. HELEN L. JORDAN, age 79, of Cherry Mills, Dushore, PA passed away on early Tuesday morning, May 10, 2016 at the home of her son, Chris, with her loving family at her side. Helene was born on July 14, 1936 in Sayre, PA a daughter of the late Delos & Ada Mary Updyke Harkness. She graduated from ICS Newport/Pacific High School. She married Francis “Sonny” Xavier Jordan on August 14, 1954 in the St. Anthony’s Church, Elmira, NY, and they enjoyed almost 42 years of marriage before his passing on April 27, 1996. After getting married she moved to Dushore. In early years she worked at the Sullivan County Library, and as a clerk for the Towanda Motel. Along with her husband they owned and operated Jordan’s Service Station on German Street in Dushore for several years. They also provided roller skating services for many schools and churches throughout the area. She also sold Avon, Stanley Products, and Tupperware. In her spare time she enjoyed volunteering with the Kiwanis Club and at the Forksville Fairgrounds for different events where she was always willing to lend a helping hand. She was a member of St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, PA, and also a member of the Women’s Aglow and the Red Hat Turnpike Gals. Helene enjoyed bird watching, nature, and drawing. She especially loved to draw and paint but her greatest joy was being surrounded by her loving family. Surviving are four sons: Francis Christopher (Todd) Jordan, Williamsport, PA, Patrick Jeffrey (Sharon) Jordan, Bloomsburg, PA, Eric Robert (Lisa) Jordan, Williamsport, PA, Mark Xavier (Patty) Jordan, Dushore, PA, daughter, Lisa Mary Norton, Muncy, PA; six grandchildren: Brent William Jordan, Richelle Leigh Jordan, Courtney Nicole Norton, Autumnn Rose Jordan, Brock Riley Jordan, Caleh Mae Jordan; great grandchild: Zarek Xavier Rexer and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a special friend, Andy May. Besides her parents and husband she was predeceased by a brother, Ross Harkness of Pine City, NY and a sister Ann Theresa Harkness. A Transferal Service will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 10:30 A.M. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 A.M. at St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, PA, with her pastor, Rev. Richard Rojas, presiding. Interment will follow in the adjoining parish cemetery. Friends and family may call at the funeral home on Saturday morning, May 14, 2016, from 9:00 A.M. until the start of the Transferal at 10:30 A.M. The family will provide the flowers and ask that memorial contributions be sent to the Sullivan County Library, 206 Center St, Dushore, PA or to the Susquehanna Health Home Care and Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd, Williamsport, PA. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

LELAND FRANCIS (LEE) HATCH loving son, brother, nephew, cousin, husband, father, grandpa and friend, Leland (Lee) Francis Hatch of Brazoria, Texas, left this world behind in the fall of 2015. Lee is survived by his wife, Terri Hatch of Brazoria, Texas. His children, Heather (Harris) Vaughan, Chesapeake, Va., Lyndz Hatch, Sacketts Harbor, N.Y., Lee Michael Hatch, Rome, Pa.; grandchildren, Ashlyn and Lena Vaughan, Cohen Thomas, and Carter Hatch; brother, Tom Hatch, Oyster Creek, Texas; sisters, Laura (John) Kelsall, Sayre, Pa., and Barbara Hatch, Corning, N.Y. and sister-in-law, Carol Hatch, Wellsburg, N.Y. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by brothers, Norman and John Hatch. Lee was born July 1, 1954 in Waverly, N.Y., to the late Norman and Jeanne Hatch of Athens, Pa. He graduated from Athens High School in 1973. He worked for Masonite and the Town of Towanda Highway Department early in life. Lee moved to Texas and owned and operated a bait camp for a number of years near the Intracoastal to the Gulf of Mexico in Freeport. For the last 10 years he worked as a security guard in the petrochemical industry. An avid and accomplished hunter, and angler, Lee was fortunate to go on a number of hunting excursions and could nearly fish in the Gulf of Mexico from his backyard. Honoring his wishes, a memorial service, followed by a reception, will be held on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Kinsman Hall, 915 Front St., East Athens, with the Rev. Linda Rogers officiating. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Lee's life. A private burial will take place at the convenience of the family. Contributed by Carol Brotzman

JOHN M. HENNESSY, son of the late Martin and Mary (Hughes) Hennessy passed away at home after a brief illness on May 23, 2016. Born on September 8, 1946 at the Robert Packer Hospital, he was a lifelong resident of the Valley. After graduating from Athens High School in 1965, he entered the United States Navy and served for three years. He was Honorably Discharged in November 1968 as a Machine Repairman, Third Class. On June 4, 1971, he married Marcia Onofre from Sayre and together they raised two children. During this time, he worked for Ingersoll Rand, Lehigh Valley Railroad, and then General Electric Railcar Repair for 34 years. There he served as President of Local Union #196. At one time, he was also a member of VFW Skiff Bower Post #1536 where he served as President of the Board of Directors and a member of Color Guard of Catholic War Veterans. He is predeceased by his parents, a brother-in-law Peter Onofre in 1990 and a twin sister Jean Hennessy Onofre in 2009. He is survived by his wife, Marcia Onofre Hennessy, a daughter and son-in-law Karen Hennessy Peters and Tim Peters in Athens, Georgia, a son and daughter-in-law John J. and Shannon (Isbell) Hennessy in Towanda, Pennsylvania, six grandchildren Evan and Mckenna Peters and Caelan, Aidan, Rian, and Brody Hennessy, two sisters Mary (Robert) Walker and Pat (Conrad) Miller, a brother-in-law, Steve Onofre, a sister-in-law, Merieca (Jim) Carroll, eight nieces and nephews and their families, and Randy, Vicki, Noah, and Hannah Carpenter. Friends and family may call on Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 5pm-7pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 7pm with the Rev. Richard Davis officiating from Guthrie Hospice. Burial will occur at a later date. Memorial donations may be made in John's memory to any of the local animal shelters. The Hennessy family would like to thank all the people who supported us during this difficult time. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

JAMES ‘JAY’ HEVERLY, age 41, passed away on Monday April 4, 2016 at home with his loving wife in his arms, surrounded by family. Jay was born in Elmira, NY a son of James M. Heverly Jr. and Mary L. Dolan (Jim) Manly. He is survived by his wife of 15 years Jamie Clawson Heverly; two loving sons, James A. and Jeremiah J.; sister and brother -in-law, Jennifer & Todd Taft of Pine City with son and daughter-in-law, Zach and Stephanie Heverly with son Blake; brother, Joe & Karen Heverly of Elmira, with children Ian and Jack; father and mother-in-law, Alexander R. and Joanne Clawson, brother and sister-in-law, Robb and Laurie Clawson with their children, Nicholas, Emma and Annika; several aunts, uncles, cousins and a lot of great friends, especially his brothers and sisters of the Elmira Professional Firefighters Local #709. Jay graduated from Southside High school and did two years CCC. He had many loves and passions including his love of hockey, NY Rangers, and watching his son James play for the Corning Hurricanes Hockey Assoc., building café racer motorcycles, mountain biking, road bike racing, hiking, back packing, all things outdoors, especially boating on Seneca Lake. He was always willing to lend a hand when needed. Jay was an Elmira City Firefighter for 11 years protecting and serving his community. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, brother, son, and uncle who will be greatly missed. And now it's time for you to rest, hang up your gear brother, we'll take it from here. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water St., Elmira on Friday, April 8, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Jay with a donation to The New York Rangers Garden of Dreams Foundation 2 Penn Plaza, 14th Floor New York, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/6/2016

ANDREW LEROY ‘SKIP’ HOFFMAN, age 69 of Elmira, NY. He was born January 28, 1947 in Elmira, NY, son of the late Andrew and Sarah (Haight) Hoffman Sr. and passed away Friday, April 15, 2016. In addition to his parents, Andrew was predeceased by his brothers, Jack, Barry, Glenn, and Mike. He is survived by his siblings, Dale, Sue, and Debra; along with his many nieces and nephews that love him dearly. Andrew served in the Army from 1966 to 1968. He worked as a driver for J. B. Hunt in Elmira. A special thank you the staff at Arnot 4B for the compassion you all showed our uncle and the care that you provided to him. Private services and committal will take place. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/19/2016

FRED P. HUNTER JR., 87, of Picture Rocks, died Sunday, May 15, 2016 at The Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport. Born December 31, 1928 in Picture Rocks, he is the son of the late Fred P., Sr., and Beatrice V. (Foust) Hunter. Fred married the former Ruby F. Courson on March 1, 1964. Ruby preceded him in death on January 20, 2002. Fred was a graduate of Picture Rocks High School and the Williamsport Area Community College. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a Ground Equipment Operator for over 20 years serving in the Korean and Vietnam wars, retiring as a Staff Sergeant in 1971. In the Air Force, Fred served at many places including the 95th Flight Squadron at Dover Air Force Base; Shaw A.F.B., South Carolina, Eglin A.F.B., Florida; 1949-1952 with the 3rd Bomber Squadron in Kunsan, Korea; 1953-1957 with the 66th Reconnaissance Wing, Sembach A.B. Germany; 1966-1967 with the Air Liaison Office, 4th Infantry in Plaiku, Vietnam. After the Air Force, he worked for 10 years at J.K. Rishel Furniture Company of Hughesville and Williamsport, and Globe Security Service for 15 years. Fred was a member of the Picture Rocks United Methodist Church, Glenn Sharrow American Legion Post 35, Hughesville, and the Veterans of Vietnam Post 51, Hughesville. He enjoyed the outdoors and was a lifelong fisherman and hunter. He is survived by a daughter: Andrea L. (Anna) Hunter of Picture Rocks; a step daughter, Joan L. Hunter of Montoursville; two grandchildren, Lone and Lynn Hunter; and three great grandchildren, Ethan, Lucas, and Ella Hunter. Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville with Pastor Richard DeMarte officiating. Burial will follow in Picture Rocks Cemetery. Graveside military honors will be accorded by combined military organizations. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Fred’s name to: Picture Rocks United Methodist Church, 48 Laurel Run Road, Picture Rocks, PA or to the Gatehouse, C/O Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA. –Funeral Home Notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

ROSE HYDER, age 90, of East First Street in Corning, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Rose was born on August 27, 1925 to Edward G. Hyder and Mary (Nessle) Hyder. She was their youngest daughter. After her father was injured in a farm accident, Rose took over as the meat cutter in the family's grocery store (Hyder's Grocery) and after their mother retired in 1965, Rose and her brother Ed, who died in 2013, ran the store together until 1997, which was their 75th year in business. The store was always a family operation with emphasis on customer service. Rose had been a member of St. Patrick's Parish and attended elementary school there. Rose attended Corning Free Academy where she was a cheerleader. Although Rose faced many health challenges from childhood on, her family and friends knew her as a strong, fiercely independent woman who lived her life just the way she wanted. Rose had many lifelong friends with whom she traveled exploring the East Coast beaches and cruising the Carribbean. She loved the beach, a lively party and a strong Tom Collins! When she was younger she loved to bowl and was N.Y.S. class B champion in 1976, and she loved her Yankees!!! Rose was the last of her generation and was predeceased by her sisters, Reba A. Lewis, Evelyn Breuilly, and her brother, Edward G. Hyder, Jr. Our Rosie Posie is survived by her nieces, Judith (Joe) Coccho, Christine (Bill) Masterman, Mary Lou Hackmann, Karen (Ahmed) Mustafa and her nephew, Edward G. (Karen) Hyder III; great nieces, Michelle Lapasnick, Mary Alice Keller, Kate Masterman Pimmel and Coreen Prescott; great nephews, Brian (Molly) Fontanella, Richard Masterman and Robert Masterman; great-great nephews, William (Amy) Lapasnick, Brandon Fontanella, Zachariah and Gabriel Mustafa and Matthew Pimmel; great-great nieces, Taylor Fontanella, Sabriya and Rhana Mustafa and Julia Pimmel; great-great-great niece, Sophia Prescott; many cousins and sister-in-law, Agnes Hyder. Rose and her family give special thanks to Michelle Lapasnick and Marty Ennulat for their loving care and support over the past 2 years, Deb Cervoni, for her friendship and brownies, and Mary Lou Wood, her cousin, who faithfully brought communion to Rose each week. At Rose's request, there will be no calling hours and services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rose's name to Care First, 3805 Meads Creek Road, Painted Post, NY. Rose's family entrusted her care to Haughey Funeral. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/5/2016

HYMES –JANE H. SCHROEDER, 72, of Mount Joy, PA, died on Sunday afternoon, March 20, 2016 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Blossburg, PA, she was the daughter of the late Raymond J. and Madeline E. Irvin Hymes. She was the wife of The Rev. Carl E. Schroeder for 37 years prior to his passing in 2012. Jane was a member of All Saints Anglican Church in Lancaster where she served on the vestry. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in music education from Mansfield University in 1963 and began her graduate work in music therapy at Miami University in Ohio. She received her Master's degree from West Chester University. Jane was employed by the School District of Lancaster as an elementary music teacher for more than 20 years. Later she was employed providing customer service by the former Donecker's in Ephrata, K-D Tool in Lancaster, and Harrington Hoist in Manheim. She sang with Musica Sacra and the Lancaster Symphony Chorus and also was a flutist for summer music events. She also enjoyed crewel work, embroidery, and solving jigsaw puzzles. She is survived by two children, Stephanie S., wife of James C. Landis, of Mount Joy, and Charles E., husband of Deborah Brown Schroeder, of Appleton, WI; four grandchildren, James, Benjamin, Samuel, and Emilie Schroeder, all of Appleton; and a sister, Judith I. Hymes of Chestertown, MD. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 3:00 PM at St. John Lutheran Church, 223 West Orange Street, Lancaster, PA with Fr. James V. Johnson, Jr. officiating. Private interment will be in Mount Rose Cemetery, York. The family will receive guests at the church on Wednesday afternoon from 1:30 PM until the time of the service. Please omit flowers. If desired, contributions may be made to All Saints Anglican Church, c/o Joseph Hipple, treasurer, 15 Ridgewood Drive, Lancaster, PA or to the American Lung Association, 3001 Gettysburg Road, Camp Hill, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/23/2016

JOHNSON –MARGARET J. VANSICKLE age 85, of Elmira, NY passed away on Wednesday, May 11th 2016 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility in Elmira. Margaret was born on February 21, 1931 in Towanda, PA daughter of the late Stephen and Rose (Benjamin) Johnson. Margaret enjoyed being a proud veteran's spouse, along with gardening and bird watching. Margaret is survived by her daughters, Linda (Bill) Turner, Marion VanSickle, Caroline Benjamin and Barbara Rorick; sons, Vernon and Arthur (Michelle) VanSickle; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters, Mary Robinson and Norma Cook; brothers, Tim and Robert Johnson; many nieces and nephews. Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Melvin in 1980, son Melvin in in 2011, sisters, Rosie Vanderpool and Ruth Johnson; brothers, Leon and Stephen Johnson. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, May 16th from 10 am to 12 pm at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 12 p.m. with Pastor David Sullivan officiating. Interment will follow in Bath National Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/15/2016

JOSLYN –VELMA ELLA LEONARD loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and aunt at the age of 84 was reunited with her husband on April 13, 2016. Velma was born at home in Tyre, NY on February 14, 1932; one of 12 children of Claude and Sarah Joslyn. She graduated from East Smithfield High School in Pennsylvania in 1950. After graduation she married the love of her life John and moved to Watkins Glen, NY. Velma worked at Borg-Warner in Ithaca and retired after 26 years. She enjoyed puzzles, bingo, gambling, watching Dancing with the Stars and was an avid sports fan. Velma could be seen driving her scooter to Layfette Park. She enjoyed countless hours with her best buddy Precious (dog) who passed away in January. She was predeceased by her parents; husband John; sister, Shirley Buck; brother, David Joslyn; and sister-in-law and best friend Ruby Joslyn. She is survived by four children, Frank (Sharon) Leonard of Norwalk, Iowa; John Leonard of Watkins Glen; Crystal (Jay) Banks of Montour Falls, and Melissa (Jim) Blanchard of Watkins Glen; 9 surviving siblings, Margaret States, Edna Robbins, Richard Joslyn, Alice Sampson, Franklin Joslyn, Claude Joslyn Jr., Barbara Williams, Gary Joslyn and Judith Henley; 8 grandchildren, Nicky (Steve) Stockman, Erick (Rachel) Leonard, Tanya (Bryan) Hilfiger, Anthony Banks, James Simone, Adam Banks, Scott Leonard, and Andrew Blanchard; 8 great-grandchildren; and 131 nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. Many others considered her their second mom and adopted grandma. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen on Saturday, April 16, from 12pm-2pm; followed by a funeral service at 2:00pm at the funeral home. A private burial will be held at Glenwood Cemetery for immediate family to follow. A reception will be held at the Montour Falls Moose Lodge at 3:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to the Schuyler County Humane Society, PO Box 427, Montour Falls, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/15/2016

MALCOLM E. ‘MAC’ KEENEY, age 72, of Sugar Run, PA passed away, Monday morning, May 2, 2016 at his home. Mac was born on August 20, 1943 in Sayre, PA the son of the late Burton L. and Helen Trowbridge Keeney. He was a graduate of Wyalusing High School with the class of 1961. He operated the Keeney family farm on Spring Hill, PA for many years. He also drove truck for his father and uncle as well as for Hatfield Packing in Philadelphia, PA. Mac was a member of the Terrytown Baptist Church. He was a former member of the PA Farmers Association. He liked to fish and he loved animals. Over the years he even raised pet deer. Mac is survived by his sister Sally Turner and her husband Anthony of Sugar Run, PA; his nieces Sue Turner of Sugar Run, PA and Yvonne Johnson and her husband Dean of Sugar Run, PA; his nephews Tom Keeney of Watertown, NY, Ray Keeney of Benton, PA, Alan Keeney of Sugar Run, PA and Jack Keeney of Browntown, PA; his great nephews Cameron Turner and Jake Johnson both of Sugar Run, PA; and his very special friend Sue Salsman of Camptown, PA. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his sisters Romaine Flanigan and Laura. It was Mac’s wishes not have any services. A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted with the Sheldon Funeral Home, 155 Church St., Wyalusing, PA. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Mac’s name to the Wilmot Fire Co., 1732 Quick’s Bend Road, Sugar Run, PA. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

KENIRY –JOAN VANDEMARK - Softly in the morning, you heard a gentle call, you took the hand God offered you and quietly left us all....Joan VanDeMark, 86, of Howell Street, Nichols, passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side on Tuesday morning, May 10, 2016. Joan was born on June 1, 1929 in Brooklyn, NY a daughter of Irish immigrants the late William Michael and Anna Marie (Duggan) Keniry. In 1955, she married Duane VanDeMark and in 1959 they moved to Nichols with their family. Proud of her Irish heritage, Joan loved America and celebrating all holidays with them. She was a member of the Nichols American Legion and the Nichols Lions Club. For many year, Joan was employed in the cafeteria at Tioga Central. She treasured the time spent with family and always looked forward to a visit to Tioga Downs, shopping, traveling and eating out with them. Her love of cooking, making jellies, and happy memories with her family will be greatly missed by them. Joan will be dearly missed by her children: Cindy and her husband Dick Perry of Barton; Duane and his wife Cora VanDeMark of Buford, GA, Doug VanDeMark of Nichols, Jim and his wife Val VanDeMark of Barton; Jane and her husband Mike Katchuk of Nichols; her special grandchildren: Keri, Dickie, Jackie and her husband Paul, Kirsten, Koressa, Kendrick, Kohl, Katrienne, Dani, Cole, Jill, Kendra and Alex. Her great grandchildren: Broderick, Kaitlyn, Ethan, Parker, Maylin and Jared; special nieces and nephews: William and Gail, Kevin and Patty, Colleen and Anthony, Bernice and their families; and a special friend Estelle Rogers. Joan was welcomed into heaven by her siblings: Margaret, Anna, Edward, Veronica, William and Gerald. Those we loved don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Friday, May 13, from 2pm to 4 pm at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A memorial service and celebration of Joan’s life well lived will be held at 4 pm with Deacon Michael Donovan. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Community Care Network of Nichols, PO Box 100, Nichols, NY; Catholic Charities, PO Box 69, Nichols, NY, The Nichols Emergency Squad, PO Box 334, or the Tioga Center Emergency Squad, PO Box 185, Tioga Center, NY. Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

DONALD J. KEPNER SR., age 65, of Towanda, Pa., passed away Sunday May 15, 2016 at the Robert Packer Hospital surrounded by his family. Donald was born January 28, 1951 in Sayre, Pa. to Marjorie Curtis of Towanda. He attended Towanda High school. He worked for Vandermark’s Logging Company for many years, after which he was employed by Standing Stone Township until he retired at age 62. He was preceded in death by his sister, Diane Webber, brother-in-law, William Dickinson, in laws: Howard and mary Jane Dickinson and his grandparents. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards on Sundays, gardening, spending time with his treasured dogs, Hunter and Gizmo as well as the occasional trip to the casino. Donald is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 39 years, Susan (Dickinson) Kepner, his son, Donald (& Lori) Kepner of Rome, Pa., daughter, Jessica Kepner (& Joe Taylor) ofTowanda, grandchildren Austin Senn-Bishop and Lorin Kepner of Rome, and MacKenzie Taylor of Towanda, his mother Marjorie Colegrove of Rome, siblings Linda Dehaven of Rome, William (& Debbie) Kepner of Rome, Cecil (Patricia) Colegrove of Wyalusing, sister-in-law Tammy (Guy) Brown of Wysox, brother-in-law Steven (Faith) Dickinson of Wysox, Brian (Becky) Dickinson of Rome and numerous aunts, uncles nieces, nephews and cousins. He is also survived by his best friend David Miller of Asylum Township. He will be greatly missed by all. A private service will be held by the family at a later date. –Morse & Kleese Funeral Home Obituary 5/16/2016

CARLTON BRITT KITHCART SR. - Softly in the morning, you heard a gentle call, you took the hand God offered you and quietly left us all.....On May 22, 2016, Carlton Britt Kithcart Sr. of Nichols passed away at home with his loved ones by his side. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 43 years, Bernadette C. Kithcart; his children, Kit (Kari Crawford) Kithcart, Carlton (Eppie) Kithcart Jr., Christopher (Becky) Kithcart, Chad (Michelle) Kithcart and Casey (Marci) Kithcart; his special grandchildren, Briana, Josh, Bryant, Britton, Anna, Gavin, Katie, Emma, Ryley, Ryan; and a great-grandson Tristyn. His siblings, Shirley Eddy, Loretta Wart, Debbie French, Rodney Kithcart, Sharon Beebe, Donna Wendall, Carol Hall, Terry Patrick; many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive, along with his faithful companion, Daisy. Carl was welcomed into heaven by his parents and his daughter Tammie Sue Kithcart. Carl, as he was affectionately known by his family and friends, was born on Feb. 2, 1951 in Endicott, a son of the late Kit Ferris and Beverly (Bird) Kithcart. A dedicated and hard worker, Carl worked very hard all his life. He spent many years working as a mechanic and also in construction before he started his own business, Kithcart & Sons. Carl treasured his family and always looked forward to having his family close on holidays. He was a very talented banjo player, loved golfing, attending bluegrass festivals and had a passion for dirt racing. Until we meet again, Dad, may you find comfort in the arms of an angel. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Wednesday, May 25 from 4-8 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A funeral service and celebration of Carl's life will be held on Thursday, May 26 at 11 a.m. at the funeral chapel with Pastor Leonard Bjorkman officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the South Owego Cemetery. A luncheon and time of sharing will follow the service at the VFW in Owego. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Penny Bluegrass Group, c/o Gene Clayton, 910 Jeanette Road, Endicott, NY in loving memory of Carlton B. Kithcart Sr. –Sayre Morning Times 5/24/2016

RICHARD L. KLINE, 69, of Norwalk, Wis., died Thursday, May 26, 2016, at Mulder Healthcare Facility, West Salem. He was born Oct. 24, 1946, in Sayre, Pa., to Chester and Mertie (Brannaka). In 1964 he graduated from Athens Area High School in Athens, Pa. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1964, and served until 1970. In 1977, he enlisted in the United States Army Reserves and served until April 1982. He married Carol Jean Verdick (Patterson) in 1968 and had two children, Richard Jr. (Jenny) Kline of Onalaska, and Kelly (Todd) Groth of West Salem. He later married Donna Jelanek in 1977 until her death in 1991. In addition to his two children, he is survived by his grandchildren, Joely and Noah Kline, Michael, Hannah and Lori Groth, and a great-grandson, Chance Groth, a sister, JoAnne of Tennessee and two brothers, Ron and Phil of Pennsylvania. He was preceded in death by his wife Donna, his mother Mertie and father Chester, and one brother, Chester Jr. A memorial service and burial will be held in Athens, Pa., at a later date. –Sayre Morning Times 6/4/2016

RANDALL L. KOSER SR., 70, of Danville passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Geisinger Medical Center. Born October 13, 1945 in Bloomsburg, he was a son of the late Joseph Randall and Alma Elizabeth Koser. He married Mary L. Robbins on January 10, 1964. He was employed as a truck driver for over 40 years at Furman Foods and retired in 2012. Randall collected and restored Antique Tractors and attended Antique Tractor Shows and flea markets. He liked to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Surviving in addition to his wife Mary is three daughters, Samantha J. (Mark) DeLong of Milton, Tammy L. (Alan Chapin) Koser-Keefer of Catawissa, Melissa L. (Frederick) Klinger of Bloomsburg; two sons, Randall L. (Darla) Koser, Jr. of Unityville, Preston W. (Felicia) Koser of Danville; a brother William J. (Lori) Nevel of Danville; fourteen grandchildren, Scott (Alisha) Herring, Carina (Jeff) Miller, Sabrina (Josh) McHenry, Kayla (Armin) Rhone, Christina Herring, Renee Koser, Amanda (Derek) Applegate, Lcpl. Cody (Meranda) Keefer, Jesse Koser, Nathan Koser, Zachary DeLong, Randi Koser, Justin and Jordan Klinger; sixteen great grandchildren; his mother-in-law, Betty Robbins of Bloomsburg, and a niece Ashley (Cody) Roberts. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Jeffery Reichenbach and Victoria Koser and a brother, Arthur Nevel. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 9, 2016 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville with Pastor Lester Diller officiating. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Visitation will be on Sunday, May 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

LAMB –RUTH L. MILLER, age 86 of Horseheads, NY passed away on Sunday April 10, 2016. Ruth was born on July 16, 1929 in Hornell, NY the daughter of the late Maynard and Clara Hamm Lamb. She was a retired Inspector for Hardinge Brothers in Elmira, NY. Ruth was an Auxiliary Member of the Horseheads American Legion Post #442 for many years. She was pre-deceased by her brothers Richard Lamb, Lynford Lamb, and Donald Lamb. Ruth is survived by her Loving and Long-Time Companion of 40 years Charles L. Hamilton of Horseheads, NY; son and daughter-in-law: Raymond C. and Patricia C. Miller of Kingston, NY; daughter: Susan O'Donnell of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren: Justin R. Miller of Henderson, NV, Emily J. Miller, Sydney N. Miller, Owen H. Miller, Megan L. Miller, and Regan E. Miller all of Hamilton, NY, and Luke and Jessica Nevans of Hudson, Florida; great grandchildren: Kayden and Elijah Nevans of Hudson, Florida; sisters-in-law: Helen (Mrs. Lynford) Lamb of Arizona; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends including Charlie's Family. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY on Thursday April 14, 2016 from 9AM-11AM. Ruth's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 11 AM with Rev. Dr. David Sullivan officiating. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/12/2016

BERNARD J. LAMBERT SR. age 95, of Elmira, NY passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Bernard was born March 2, 1921 in Arnot, PA to the late Frank and Jessie Lambert. He was predeceased by his wife, Jennette Lambert, August 22, 2012; son, Bernard Lambert Jr., September 1, 2012; daughter, Margaret (Peggy) Lambert, December 23, 2010; son, William Lambert, July 31, 1972; four brothers and four sisters. Bernard is survived by son, David Lambert, Elmira Heights; daughter, Susan and James McLaughlin, Homosassa, FL; grandchildren, Mathew McLaughlin, Tampa, FL, Amy and Stephen Barbieri Citrus Springs, FL, Nicole and Mark DeLuca Trinity, FL; great grandchildren, Logan and Sophie Barbieri, Kennedy and Parker DeLuca; sister, Helen Siegel, Rochester NY. Bernard was retired from Bendix/Facet in Elmira Heights after 30 years of service. He was a die hard Yankees fan. Private funeral arrangements with James D. Barrett Funeral Home. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/3/2016

MR. DONALD S. LANT JR., age 77, of New Albany, Pa., passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at the Robert Packer Hospital with his loving family at his side. Don was born on Oct. 24, 1938, in Plainfield, N.J., a son of the late Donald S. Sr. and Annamae Williams Lant. He graduated from the Dunnellen High School a member of the class of 1957. Don married the former Margaret Carey of Dunnellen, N.J. on May 16, 1959, and she predeceased him on Sept. 21, 2011, after 52 years of marriage. They resided in Piscataway, N.J., until moving to Bradford County in 1970. He worked for Meliti Brothers Construction, retiring in 2001 after 35 years of service. Don enjoyed spending time with his family. He liked racing dragsters, with his wife by his side and with his pit crew. Don loved NASCAR, rarely ever missing a race. He was an avid outdoorsman who especially enjoyed hunting as well as his annual fishing trips with his brothers Dick and Jim, and his uncle Reese, to Canada each year. He worked hard his whole life and he will be missed by all who knew him. Surviving are his six children, Donna Mae (Vic) Ordille of Colton's Point, Md., Donald S. (Maryanne) Lant III of Phoenix, Ariz., Denise (Vern) Wells of Laceyville, Pa., James R. Lant Sr. of Wyalusing, Pa., Anna M. (Ricky) Johnson of Wyalusing, Pa., Deborah A. Lant of New Albany, Pa.; brothers and sister-in-law, Richard (Priscilla) Lant of Basking Ridge, N.J.; sister-in-law, Vicki Lant of Milton, Del.; grandchildren, Arthur (Sarah) Audet, Penny (Jon) Monty-Carbonari, James R. Lant Jr., Joshua L. (Courtney) Lant, Brigitte C. (Jeff) Wells-Sauerstein, Matthew N. Ordille, Dillon M. Dodge, Keely E. Johnson, Katie M. Johnson, Dayna M. Dodge, Garret T. Ordille; great-grandchildren, Connor Duperre, Tristen Duperre, Legacy Duperre, Quinlan Audet, Jordan J. Lant, Brayden David Wells-Sauerstein, Lillyana May Lant, Chance Stone-Lant, Ryker A. Sauerstein, Dominic Monty-Carbonari; special aunt, Doris Lant of Basking Ridge, N.J.; lifetime friends, Stanley and Beverly Fulkerson of Nicholson, Pa. and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. Besides his parents he was predeceased by a brother, James K. Lant in 2014, and a grandson, Jason S. Lant in 2015.A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa. with Merna Cowell, Lay Chaplain, officiating. Friends may call from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers and asks that memorial contributions be sent in Don's name to the Wyalusing Public Library, P.O. Box 98, Wyalusing, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 3/24/2016

LYLE L. LASKO, 73, of Choconut Twp., PA passed away, Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at his home. Born August 28, 1942 in La Crosse, WI, he was the son of the late Michael M. and Alice C. [Hynne] Lasko. His wife was the former, Katherine E. [Ackley] Lasko who predeceased him. He was the owner and operator of LLL Home Improvements. Lyle served in the U.S. Navy from 1959 to 1963. Survivors include his daughters, Leona L. Lasko of Belfast, ME, Linda Lasko-Hall of Warren, ME, son, Lester Lasko of Hope, ME, 6 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, nieces & nephews. Lyle had 10 siblings. Besides his parents he was predeceased by a son, Larry Lasko. Services: Private and at the convenience of the family. –Funeral home obituary submited by Carol Brotzman

ROBERT DONALD LATHROP, 95, of Auburn Four Coroners, PA passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. He was born on September 14, 1920 the second son of the late Benton and Mary Jane Lathrop. He was born at the Lathrop Homestead in Auburn Four Corners, PA. Donald graduated from Dimock High School in 1938 and attended Penn State in 1938 and 1939. He was in Dairy Farming from which he retired in 2001. Donald married Betty Mitchell on October 25, 1947 and they lived on the family farm in a ranch home that he built. They have two children, Judy Lathrop Lewis and husband Ted, Kingston, PA, Robert Donald Lathrop II and his wife and Shirley, Honesdale, PA, five grandchildren, Joshua Lewis, Puerto Rico, Nathaniel Lewis, Arizona, Elizabeth Lewis, Massachusetts, Sarah Lathrop Zepeda, Maryland, and Cathleen Lathrop, Honesdale, three great grandchildren, Maya, Marco, and Isabel. He was preceded in death by a baby daughter in 1949. Donald was past president of the Dimock Alumni, a 54-year member of the Elk Lake Community Church, and Chairman of the church’s official board. His hobby was woodworking. Services are Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the Elk Lake Community Church with visitation with the family at 10 a.m. and the service of remembrance at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to the Elk Lake Community Church. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

ARTHUR JACK LATTIMER, 70, of Lakeland, Fla., passed away quietly with family by his side on April 12, 2016. He was born on Jan. 13, 1946 in Sayre, Pa. He spent many years enjoying cooking and chatting with people at the Tomahawk Restaurant before retiring to Florida. He is survived by his partner for the last 20 years, Debbie Vanderpool; children: daughter, Regina and Patrick DePumpo of Moseley, Va.; son, Jack Baker of Orlando, Fla.; daughter, Regina Lugo, Lakeland, Fla.; five grandchildren, Nicole DePumpo, and her fiance, Jeffrey VanAtta of Moseley, Va., Jillian DePumpo of Richmond, Va., Maria and Jacob Philpott of Sandston, Va., and Nathan DePumpo of Moseley, Va., Alyssa Baker, Lakeland, Fla.; two great-grandchildren, Sofia Philpott of Sandston, Va., and Gavin VanAtta of Moseley, Va. He is also survived by siblings, Marcia and Donald Delamater, of Towanda, Pa., Gerald "Pudge" Lattimer, of Dana Point, Calif., Paul and Eunice Lattimer, of West Virginia, Gary and Patricia Lattimer, Macungie, Pa., Pat and Sandy Lattimer, Monroeton, Pa.; as well as several nieces and nephews that he held very dear; and a very special friend, Ronnie Baker of Lakeland, Fla. He was predeceased by his mother, Jean Lattimer; a wife, Vera Lattimer; a sister-in-law, Nancy Lattimer; a great nephew, Michael Fernadez and a great-great nephew, Judson Shepard. There will be no calling hours. At his request, the family will celebrate his life this summer with a family reunion. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Cremation Services of Mid-Florida, Davenport, Fla. –Towanda Daily Review 4/16/2016

NEIL S. LERNER, age 68, of Mansfield, PA, died on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Neil was born in Philadelphia, PA on September 5, 1947 to Avram and Rose (Kirshner) Lerner. He is survived by his loving wife, Rachelle Lerner of Mansfield, PA; his three felines; sister, Eileen Zillman; two nieces and one nephew; and a great niece and nephew all of California. Neil was a United States Army Veteran serving from 1969-1971. He was a member of Congregation Kol Ami, the VFW, American Legion, Mensa and the Mansfield Women's Club. Graveside funeral services with full military honors will be held at 10:00AM on Monday April 4, 2016 in Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY. Rabbi Abbi Oren Steinitz officiating. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations in Neil's memory to Goodies for our Troops PO Box 383 Wellsboro, PA, Tioga County PA Senior Centers or a charity of one's choice. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/2/2016

SAMUEL N. LEVINE, MD, 99 of Elmira, NY, passed on Sunday, May 1, 2016 in Charlotte, N.C. He was born on July 1, 1916 to Samuel D. & Esther Levine. After Medical School, he served in the US Army for approx. 6yrs as a Medic in WW11. He lived in Elmira, and was a Physician in Internal Medicine for most of his life. Predeceased by Wife Mary Phillips Levine, Son, Judge Steven D. Levine, his sisters, Irene (& Jake) Shriebman of Elmira, and Marion (& Bill) Perlroth of New Haven, Connecticut, and both of his parents, Samuel D. & Esther Levine of Elmira. Samuel will be dearly missed by his remaining family. He is survived by Gail (& Raymond) Knapp of Charlotte, N.C. Beloved Grandchildren, Garrett Knapp of Elmira, NY, Alison Knapp, and Jonathan Knapp of Charlotte, N.C., Madison Levine, and Jake Levine of Miami, Fl., and Daughter-in-Law, Tracy Howard, also from Miami, Fl.. great-grandchildren, Makenzie Madison Knapp, Kaylee Raye Knapp, Jaxson Garrett Knapp, all of Elmira, NY. Cemetery service for Samuel's Family will be announced at a later date. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/9/2016

LINSON –KIMBERLY DAWNE (LINSON) GILLILAND, 46, of Troy, PA passed away peacefully in her sleep beside her husband at home on Saturday, April 2, 2016. She was the loving wife of Daniel E. Gilliland. The couple married June 29, 1991, had 24 years married, and almost 30 years together. Kimberly was born on July 30, 1969 in Springfield, Ohio, daughter of the late Brenda L. (Dillard) Linson and Eugene A. Linson of Springfield. She was a graduate of Northeastern High School, earned her Elementary Education Degree from Warner University in Lake Wales, FL, and an Associates in Registered Nursing Degree from Butler County Community College in Butler, PA. After marrying Dan, Kimberly taught kindergarten, decided to become a nurse, and nursed for several places in Butler. When she and Dan moved to Red Lion, York County, PA, she taught 4th grade at Red Lion Christian Academy. When Dan’s job moved them to Mansfield and finally Troy, PA, Kimberly worked for Martha Lloyd Community Services, Futures, and Bayada Nurses. Kimberly enjoyed shopping, traveling, and was a “Scrap Booking Fanatic”. Some of her favorite times were when she would tell stories of her childhood and all the trouble she and her brother Steve would get into. Kimberly is survived by her loving husband Dan, her seven children: Brandt A. Gilliland, Mackenzie P. (Travis) Earle, Brendal E. Gilliland, Landon B. Gilliland, Tauryn A. Gilliland, Rowyn K. Gilliland, and Baelin Ross Gilliland, all of Troy, PA, her “little angel” and grandson Haven Walter Earle, her father Eugene (Marilyn) Linson of Springfield, OH, her brother Steven (Lennie) Linson of Springfield, OH, and their son Eli, Dan’s parents, his sisters and their children, and all her extended family. Kimberly was preceded in death by her best friend and mother Brenda L. Linson who passed away on May 17, 2010. Family and friends are welcome to call from 12:00-1:00 pm on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church of Troy, 1214 Redington Ave., Troy, PA. The Memorial Celebration of Kimberly’s life will be held after the visitation at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 9th at the church with Rev. Joshua Davinsizer officiating. Dan’s employer and friends at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA have been entrusted with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in Kimberly’s memory to the First United Methodist Church of Troy Parking Lot Fund, 1214 Redington Ave., Troy, PA or to the First Baptist/East Troy Baptist Youth Group 599 Canton Street Troy, PA where Brendal and Landon attend. –Towanda Daily Review 4/5/2016

DONALD W. LOCKHART, 91, formerly of Hillcrest Drive, Towanda, PA passed away peacefully Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Township, PA, after a long struggle with Lewy Body Dementia. Donald was born in Rossmoyne, Indiana County, PA on July 31, 1924 the son of John Donald Lockhart and Margaret North Lockhart. He was a graduate of Plumville High School, Plumville, PA. He served as a signalman with the U.S. Navy during World War II, where the destroyer he was on, the USS Drexler, was sunk by kamikaze pilots at Okinawa. Donald was employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, DC for 10 years. On June 24, 1950 he married the former Lois Walp in Washington, DC. Donald was subsequently employed by the Silverlith Printing Company in Maryland and transferred to E.I. DuPont in Towanda in 1972 where he remained until his retirement in 1986. Donald was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Towanda, Union Wyalusing Lodge No. 108 F. & A.M. Towanda, Northern Commandery No. 16 Knights Templar, Northern Council No. 24 Royal and Select Master Masons, Athens, PA, Ancient Accepted Order of Scottish Rite Bodies Valleys of Towanda and Williamsport, Bradford County Shrine Club and the Irem Temple Shrine of Dallas, PA where he was a member of the Shrine String Band for many years. Donald loved music and was a member of Dean Balcomb’s Band “Deano’s” which provided entertainment for various area functions and to residents of local extended care facilities. He also served as a volunteer for the American Red Cross for a number of years. Most of all, Donald will be remembered as a loving and devoted father, grandfather and friend to many. Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey D. and Tammy (Miller) Lockhart of Towanda, grandchildren, Brianna Brimmer and husband Matthew of Towanda, Kyle Lockhart and wife Elisabeth of Apalachin, NY, great granddaughter, Braylee Brimmer, sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Sidney Blair of Indiana, PA, sister-in-law, Elizabeth “Betty” Lockhart of Carlisle, PA as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Lois Walp Lockhart on December 12, 2011 and brother, Dr. Philip N. Lockhart on February 20, 2011. The family will receive friends Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave. Towanda, PA. Union Wyalusing Lodge No. 108 F. & A.M. will hold a service of remembrance Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home followed by a funeral service at 7 p.m. with Rev. Rachel Stahle, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Towanda officiating. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the funeral home. Interment will be on Friday in the Gilgal Cemetery, Marion Center, Indiana County, PA. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to Shriners Hospital for Children, 3551 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA in Donald W. Lockhart’s memory. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotyzman

LOWMAN –GERALDINE A. ‘GERRY’ BIXBY, formerly of Lowman, NY passed away Friday morning, May 13, 2016 at the age of 70. Gerry was born December 31, 1945 in Sayre, PA, a daughter of the late Martin and Alberta Evans Lowman. She is pre-deceased by her husband, Clair "Lolly" Bixby on July 2, 2015, infant son, Randy Bixby and brother, Marty Lowman Jr. Gerry is survived by her children, April (Suzette Laughlin) Borden, Joshua Bixby, Kim (Tony) Glover, Tammy King, Teresa Moody; sixteen grandchildren; sister, Patty (Jerry) Borden; many other extended family members, nieces, nephews and cousins. She loved spending time playing Bingo, especially enjoyed taking their money, and the gossip! She is already missed by all that knew and loved her. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St, at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 from 4 - 7PM with her Memorial Service to follow at 7PM. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/15/2016

LYNCH –EMILIE B. SLOCUM, 78, of West Abington Twp. went to be with her Savior on May 8, 2016. Her husband is George Slocum. They had been married for 34 years. Emilie moved to the Dalton area in 1964 with her first husband Kenneth LeClair, Ken was killed died in an auto accident in 1976 Born in Cooperstown, N.Y. on Sept. 27, 1937 daughter of the late Edward and Emily Hull Lynch. Graduated from Mohawk high School and attended Albany School of Nursing. She worked for Sears Catalog Dept. at the Viewmont Mall for 25 years. She retired after 12 years in the Medical Records Dept. at Marworth treatment Center. Emilie loved plants and being outdoors. Enjoyed the time together with family at the pool and cooking for them. She was an avid reader always with a book in her hand. She also enjoyed being a Girl Scout Leader in Dalton. Besides her husband Emilie is survived by two step-sons. Mark and wife Barb of Clarks Summit and Scott of Dalton and ex-daughter-in-law Judy, three grandchildren Joshua, Alyssa and Joel Slocum. A brother Francis Lynch and wife Nancy and a sister Sharon Yeager and husband George. Emilie was very proud to be a 26-year friend of Bill W. A special Thank You to Dr. Lisa Robertson, Geisinger Mountain View Care Center and Traditional Home Health and Hospice for the excellent care. Blessing Service will be Wednesday at 4:30pm from the Anthony P. Litwin Jr. Funeral Homes, Inc. 33 Reynolds St., Factoryville with Father Thomas Petro officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Interment will be at Nicholson Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to American Cancer Society 712 S Keyser Ave, Taylor, PA or to donor’s favorite charity. –Litwin Funeral Home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

JOSEPH MILTON MASE SR., 70, of Pine City, NY was born on November 5, 1945. Milton passed away unexpectedly on March 19, 2016. Milton is predeceased by his parents, Milton Jack Mase and Thelma W. Sechrist Mase; sister, Jennifer N. Edwards. Milton is survived by his loving children, Rosanna Mase Weaver (James Raymond) of Ocala, FL, Milton J. (Carmen) Mase of West Elmira, NY, Mandy (Eric) Mase Collier of West Elmira, NY; brother, Jim (Kurina) Mase of Canton, NY, John (Janet) Mase of Pine City, NY, Jerome (Donna) Mase of Lodi, NY, Jeffrey (Brenda) Mase of Pine City, NY; sisters, Jacalyn (John) Peel of Painted Post, NY, Joy (Ermen) Paulo of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Vanessa Weaver, Misty Hodge, Maria Stein, Nicholas , Enrique, Kayle, Anthony, Zachary and Alana Mase; four great-grandchildren and former wife, Maria Colavita Mase. Milton was an avid hunter, card player and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Longtime family friends, Robert Herrick and Mike Salisbury. Services will be private. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/24/2016

LESLIE B. MCFADDEN – Memorial services were held at noon Thursday July 23, 1981 in the McDermott-Crockett chapel for Leslie B. McFadden age 79 of 170 Loma Media Road, Santa Barbara, CA who died Monday July 20, 1981 at Cottage Hospital after a short illness. Mr. McFadden was born March 25, 1903 in Canton. He attended school in Washington, DC and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1926. He was a member of the Signa Chi Fraternity. He married Helen Plummer in Los Angeles in 1933 and the couple moved to Santa Barbara in 1936. Mr. McFadden joined the staff of First Federal Savings (now Mission Federal Savings) retiring in 1969 as president of Mission Federal. A real estate broker, he was a past member of Toastmasters, past president of the Downtown Kiwanis Club, a member of the Montiecito Country Club, Coral Casino and Cosmopolitan Club and was 1962-63 foreman of the grand jury. He was a retired Navy Lieutenant Commander and was executive director of the Santa Barbara Alumni chapter of Sigma Chi. Besides his wife, Mr. McFadden’s survivors include a son, L. Thomas McFadden of Tucson, AZ, a sister, Mrs. H.M.C. Luykx of Oxford, MD and two grandsons. –Canton Independent-Sentinel 8/6/1981

STEVEN CARL MCWAIN - When I come to the end of the road, and the sun has set for me, remember the love that we have shared, and that will comfort thee. … Steven Carl McWain, 59, of Warren Center, Pa., passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2016, doing what he loved most to do - fishing. Steve was born on Feb. 12, 1957 in San Bernardino, Calif., a son of the late George Leon and Nellie Marguerite (Johnson) McWain. He attended school in Sayre and proudly served his country with the U.S. Army. Steve was a long-time employee of BAE Systems. When not working, Steve enjoyed spending time reflecting on the outdoors whether it was hunting, fishing or splitting wood. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Katherine "Kat" McWain; his son, Steven McWain; stepchildren, Christopher, Stephanie, Damien, Nikki and Danny. Several grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends also survive. Steve was predeceased by his parents, George and Nellie McWain, and his sister, Deborah. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A funeral service and celebration of his life will follow at 12 p.m. with Pastor Larry Jennings of the Warren Center Baptist Church. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Waterman Conservation Education Center, 403 Hilton Rd., Apalachin, NY or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS in loving memory of Steven Carl McWain. The Cooley family is honored and privileged to be serving Steve's family. –Towanda Daily Review 3/31/2016

ROBERT MOLYNEAUX of Spencer, NY, died on May 12, 2016. He was predeceased by his adored wife of 67 years, Edna Jean, six months ago. Robert, a true gentleman in cowboy boots and hat, treated a pauper or prince like royalty. He was loved for his friendliness, generosity, hospitality, unconditional love and support for his family, and a quiet faith in Christ Jesus. He was fascinated by history and loved reading, traveling, and big game hunting, especially in his beloved Wyoming. He successfully started and owned various businesses which included selling produce, installing swimming pools, operating a convenience store, and 50+ years of water conditioning. He was a handy man in the truest sense of the word, because he did not hesitate to tackle any type of job. This humble man, who had an indomitable spirit, is survived by children who were privileged to call him Dad and Grampy: Jay (Cathy) Molyneaux; Mark (Diane) Molyneaux; Denene (Dave) Ennis; Kit (Leslie) Molyneaux; Delecia (Walt) Baer; Diedra (Paul) Murtha; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to a memorial service at the Spencer Methodist Church on May 28 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to do so may make memorial donations to the Spencer Library or North Spencer Baptist Church. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/15/2016

MONTAGUE –ALMA JEAN SNYDER, 81, of Muncy, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 1, 2016, at the Muncy Valley Hospital. Born September 24, 1934 in Muncy Valley, she was a daughter of the late Jason A. and Glenna M. (Barto) Montague. Her husband of 29 years, Jesse K. Snyder, preceded her in death on October 13, 1981. Alma Jean was a loving mother, friend, and mentor, who was always there for those in need. She also provided joy and comfort to hundreds of people each year through her card ministry. She was employed as a secretary for several local businesses, before retiring in 2012 from the Law Office of Howard J. Langdon. Alma Jean was an active member of the Moreland Baptist Church, where she served as treasurer for 13 years. In addition, she taught Sunday School, served as a Deaconess, as editor of the church newsletter, and held various other positions over the years. She was a member of the East Lycoming Historical Society, the former Lady Hughes Rebekah Lodge No. 215, and served two terms on the East Lycoming School Board. Alma Jean also enjoyed traveling, and attending church conferences. Surviving are two daughters, Diane K. (Terry) Little of Muncy, and Tina L. (Steve) Worley of Tolleson, AZ; two sons, Timothy Snyder of Muncy, and David T. (Roschele) Snyder of Unityville; two sisters, Janet L. (Clarence) Lore of Unityville, and Betty Ann (Harvey Jr.) Sullivan of Hughesville; a brother-in-law, Gary R. Houseknecht of Muncy Valley; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Lupold and Judith Snyder, both of Muncy; 12 grandchildren;16 great- grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. In addition to her husband and parents, Alma Jean was preceded in death by a sister, Lois J. Houseknecht; a great-granddaughter, Abigale Fenstermaker; and two brothers-in-law, Gene Lupold and Lester Snyder. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Moreland Baptist Church, 118 Moreland Baptist Rd., Muncy, with Rev. Robert Ingraham officiating. Burial will follow in the Moreland Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 8 at the church. The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Moreland Baptist Church, 118 Moreland Baptist Rd., Muncy, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

MORGAN –GERALDINE MARY (MORGAN) RATHBUN - On the morning of Thursday, March 31, 2016, Geraldine Mary (Morgan) Rathbun of East Troy passed away quietly at her residence. She was 91 years of age. Born January 7th, 1925 in Shunk, she was the daughter of Lester and Mary (Bohart) Morgan. She grew up in a large family with five brothers and three sisters. When she was young, her musically talented family formed a band which performed for square dances at a family-owned dance hall. As a result, Geraldine developed a lifelong passion for music and dancing. Geraldine was blessed with a strong work ethic and was never afraid to tackle any job. She worked as a cook at the Holiday Inn in Horseheads, N.Y., the gift shop at the Ocala National Forest in Florida, at the post office in Granville Summit, and was an accomplished paper hanger as well. She spent one day per week baking bread, pies, cookies and sticky buns for sale to the public. She was very handy at crafts as well as constructing with wood, always building things to make her home more charming. She loved to sew, and made many of her children's clothes. In more recent years, she enjoyed making ornamental jewelry from glass beads. She was also a member of the Canton Women of the Moose and the First Christian Church of Alba. Geraldine was a woman with a strong faith in the Lord and a generous heart toward her fellow human beings. She raised five children of her own, but was always willing to take in others who needed a temporary home. Geraldine is survived by her daughters, Imogene McNeal of Troy, Mary (George) Henderson of Yoe, Pa., Debra (Dennis) Welch, Gail (David) Mattocks, and daughter-in-law Beverly Selleck, all of Troy; siblings, Gertrude Robinson, Marjorie (Phillip) Doud, Richard Morgan, and Ronald (Linda) Morgan; sisters-in-law Deanna Morgan and Myrtle Morgan; 13 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husbands, Howard A. Selleck and Charles K. Rathbun; parents, Lester and Mary Morgan; siblings: Harold, Harmon and Morris Morgan; son, Dale Howard Selleck; and son-in-law, Bruce McNeal. Geraldine's life will be celebrated in a service of remembrance which will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at the First Christian Church of Alba with Pastor Charlotte Morse officiating. Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. at the church. –Towanda Daily Review 4/3/2016

JAMES ‘JIM’ MOSIER, 87, of Mendota, VA, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016 at his residence. He was born in 1928 in Sayre, PA to James and Margaret Ross Mosier. Soon after graduating from Camptown High School (PA), he joined the Air Force, serving from 1946- 1949. Jim was dedicated to his work, his community and his church, but his family always came first. He was the Director of Manufacturing for Sperry-Univac in Utica, NY, and Salt Lake City and retired from the Bristol facility after 30 years of service. He, with others, was instrumental in establishing the Mendota Community Center, the Mendota Medical Clinic and Neighborhood Watch. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Jerry Michael Mosier; brothers, Lloyd (with whom he shared a very special relationship) and Norman; grandsons, Christopher Mosier, Michael Maggio and an infant son. Jim is survived by his wife of 63 years and best friend, Janet; daughter, Kathleen Maggio and husband, Kevin of Mendota, VA; sons, Scott Mosier and wife, Gina of Woodinville, WA, and Ross Mosier and wife, Robyn of Grantsville, UT; brothers, Gordon and Stanley Mosier; sisters, Julia Acorn, Barbara Walker and Norma Mickle, all of Pennsylvania; sister-in-law, Aloha Mosier; grandchildren, Carina, Angelina, Maria, Anthony and Dominic Maggio, Oliver, Eric, Kira and Sydney Mosier, Jenna Manchester, Jason Harbottle, Kristen and Aaron Burm; nine great-grandchildren; foster sons, George Eacker and Gary Miller and many caring nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the doctors and staff of Mountain States Hospice. According to his wishes, he will be cremated. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 9 at the Mendota United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Porter officiating. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date in Stevensville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to World Changers, PO Box 25, Sapulpa, OK or Mendota United Methodist Church, PO Box 179, Mendota, VA. Akard Funeral Home, 1912 West State Street, Bristol, TN is serving the family of Mr. Mosier. –Wyalusing Rocket 4/7/2016

MUNRO –MARSHA M. BROWN a longtime resident of Pine City, passed away Wed. May 11, 2016 at her home at the age of 71. Born on Jun. 26, 1944 in St. Louis, MO; Marsha was the daughter of the late, David & Elizabeth Dunwoody Munro. She received her Bachelors from Cortland and her Master's Degree in Education from Elmira College. Her love of youth and education combined as a beloved history teacher at Southside High School where she taught for nearly 35 years. Marsha enjoyed bird watching, flower gardening, landscaping, and precious times with family at Cayuga Lake. Marsha was a member of the Webb Mills United Methodist Church. Her role as a wife, mother, and grandmother were labors of love. Surviving is her loving and saddened family, husband and companion of 50 years, Wayne Brown; son, David "Zack" Brown and wife, Ginger; daughter, Chrissy Brown Zack and husband, Gary; grandchildren, Michael and Matthew Brown; sisters, Margaret (Peter) Lauria, WV; Marilyn Moravec, Ithaca; sisters-in-law, Sharon Brown, Sandy Horine and Sharon Seinkner; several nieces and nephews along with her canine companion, "Zoey". Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira, NY on Mon. May 16, 2016 between the hours of 5-8 p.m. with memorial services held privately at the family's convenience. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Rd. Waverly, NY or the Chemung County SPCA, 2435 NY-352, Elmira, NY in her memory. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/13/2016

WILLIAM ‘BILL’ MURRELLE, 83, of Micco, Fla., passed away on March 20, 2016 at the William Childs Hospice House in Palm Bay, Fla. Bill was born on June 17, 1932 to the late Olive (Holley) and Harlen Gregg Murrelle. He was a graduate of Sayre High School, attended Susquehanna University and he served in the United States Coast Guard from 1952-1956. Bill's love for boats and animals was very apparent throughout his life. He was the owner/operator of Murrelle Marine in Lantana, Fla., until his retirement. His pride and joy was the fishing boat he owned named "The Life of Riley." After retirement, he and his wife, Mary, retired to Clarksville, Ga., where they enjoyed farming and especially loved their horses. It was a known fact that when friends came to visit, Bill would always saddle up the horses and take the children for a ride. Bill is survived by his wife, Mary (Therrien) Murrelle; his three daughters, Lisa, Lori and Leslie; and his three grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Mary Holley Garrett and her husband Wayne of Lakewood, Colo.; sister-in-law, Linda Murrelle; nephews Gregg Murrelle and his wife Michelle, Gary Murrelle, Glenn Murrelle and his wife Amy, all of Sayre; and nieces, Catherine (Garrett) and her husband, James Galey of Parker, Colo. and Mary-Lynn (Garrett) and her husband Erich Zeigler of San Francisco, Calif. Bill was predeceased by his parents Olive and Harlen Murrelle, his brother Joseph Murrelle, his nephew, Hunter Garrett and his lifelong best friend Donald Sloat. For those wishing to make a memorial contribution in memory of Bill, the family suggest donations be made to the William Childs Hospice House, 381 Medplex Parkway, Palm Bay, FL. –Sayre Morning Times 4/19/2016

MICHAEL ‘EVAN’ MYRON, 46, of Swiftwater, died on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at his home. Born in Towanda, he was the son of John and Kathleen (Myers) Myron of Doylestown. A proud veteran, Evan served with the United States Army. He was employed with Pocono Mountain East School District as a Diesel Technician for the last 13 years. He was a member of the Towanda VFW Post 1568 and attended Innovations Church in Cresco. Evan had a passion for automotives. He spent his life restoring antique small engines and collecting classic cars. He had a love of the mountains and often traveled to Bradford County where he grew up and had a second home. Evan had a large circle of friends from all over. He was loved by so many and will be missed by all. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his son, Nicholas Pelton of Doylestown; sisters, Julia Weissman and her husband Nicholas of Brooklyn, and Jennifer Brill and her husband Michael of Doylestown; his soulmate, Marissa LaBarre and her sons, Rocco and Roman of Swiftwater; uncles and aunts, Edward Myron and his wife Donna, Michael Myron and his wife Carole, Dane Myron, Judie Grim and her husband Jerry, and Brenda Myers; nieces, Isobel and Isla Rowse; and his very special friends, Ron and Marie Hvezda of Towanda.The Reverend Father John Boyle will conduct a blessing service at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 7 at the Bolock Funeral Home, 6148 Paradise Valley Rd., Cresco. There will be a visitation from 3 p.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Evan may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. –Towanda Daily Review 4/6/2016

PATRICK J. NELSON, age 63 of Horseheads, NY. He was born March 26, 1953 in Elmira and passed away Monday, March 28, 2016 unexpectedly at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was predeceased by his parents Tex. E. and Mary Nelson. He is survived by his wife Patricia; children Michael Patrick Nelson of Elmira, Lindsay (Eric) Upham of Hector and Aaron (Jessica Comstock) Paul of Horseheads; grandchildren, who were the loves of his life, Ryan Patrick and Bella Maxine Upham; siblings Sally (Les) Richmond of Cortland, NY, Renie Nelson and Tex M. Nelson both of Elmira Heights, Kathy (Jacque) Wilkens of Watkins Glen and David Nelson of Elmira Heights; mother-in-law Betty Lewis of Horseheads; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Coleen Hammond, Larry (Linda) Gessi, Joe Gessi all of Elmira and Susan (Bill) Speed of York, PA along with several nieces and nephews. Pat retired after 25 years as a Corrections Officer with the Elmira Correctional Facility. He was an avid Yankee and Buffalo Bills fan. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Sunday, April 3rd from 2 to 4 p.m. His memorial service will follow at 4 p.m. Deacon George Welch will officiate. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/31/2016

NEWELL –JANET NEWELL ALLEN - On May 1st, 2016, Janet passed away peacefully of natural causes. Janet was being visited and comforted by family members at the Wesley House Assisted Care Home in Lindale, Texas at the time of her passing. Janet was 90 years old. Janet was born in Towanda, PA on February 13th, 1926. She was the second born and first daughter, of James Lee and Ruth Jennings Newell of Wysox, PA. Janet enjoyed her childhood on the family dairy farm always staying busy. She graduated from Towanda High School in 1943. She exceled in sports and went on to Penn State to earn a degree in Physical Education, graduating in 1947. She then earned her Master’s Degree at Elmira College in the mid 1960’s. She married James E. Allen of Towanda on December 10th, 1948, and had a house built on the Newell farm near her parents. They lived there for 66 years of marriage. Janet turned her love for sports into a career. She held the position of Physical Education teacher at Troy High School and then Towanda High School for a combined 34 years (1947-1980). While teaching at Towanda High School she organized the Girls Athletic Club (GAC). Beloved by all of her students, she also taught many of their children. Many kept in touch with her over the years. Janet couldn’t go anywhere in Wysox or Towanda without hearing, “Mrs. Allen, do you remember me!?” from a former student, and she knew exactly who they were. She delighted in hearing all about their families and what they were up to. In her leisure time Janet enjoyed bowling, golfing, gardening, and needlepointing. She was an accomplished seamstress, making a lot of her own clothes and she did beautiful paint-by-numbers canvases and loved putting together puzzles. She was very creative and artistically talented and shared these talents with her nieces and nephew. She was a member of and involved in the Wysox Presbyterian Church, the Quarry Glen Club, the Towanda Country Club, and Janet was especially proud to be a longstanding member of The Sheshequin Ladies Book Club. As an avid card player, Janet organized numerous card-playing clubs, whether they were on Mercer Hill, in Florida, or Myrtle Beach with their circle of friends. She enjoyed gatherings of fellowship with friends. Her mealtime prayer was “Father, bless this food for our bodies, and us to thy service”. She believed, and lived, in service to others. After retiring, Janet and her husband traveled around the United States with her sister, Peggy and her husband, Cal watching her niece play golf on the LPGA Tour. From Palm Beach to Palm Springs, Seattle to Los Angeles, Tucson to Tucumcari, and of course Corning, they had many adventures, misadventures, and fun times that were some of Janet’s fondest memories. Janet had numerous relatives in the area and did her best to keep up with all of them. Not having any children of her own, Janet looked forward to visits on the farm from her nieces and nephew. She delighted in taking them hiking up the road, down the road, over the road, through the woods, and "up over the hill". She would have picnics where they would pick wild berries, cherries, and apples, and build “play houses" in the woods. Jan especially liked to thrill them by rolling down all the windows in the car and going on a "windy car" ride. She oversaw numerous art projects, sewing and knitting lessons, baking adventures, and her favorite treat of hiking and swimming in the creek. Jan’s greatest gift was her undivided attention and the time she took to share her life, and what she held dear, with family and others. Janet loved the outdoors, which was evident by her fondness of telling stories of her childhood growing up on the family dairy farm. She cherished the life lessons she learned from her parents and passed those on whenever she had a chance. After her husband passed in December 2014, Janet remained in her home on Mercer Hill until she moved to Texas to be near her sister and family. She delighted in spending time with her sister and husband, with her nieces and nephew, grand nephews, and great grandnephew and grandniece. She loved reminiscing about the play days with the GAC, times with “Aunt Jan” on hikes in the woods, milking the cows, holiday memories, vacation trips, making pies, and “bringing in the hay”. Jan remained as active as she could and she continued creating new memories, even while trying to stave off the effects of Parkinson’s disease. As always, she loved telling stories of “the good old days” on the family farm but always said she never knew then that they would be “good old days”, she was just living, but “oh that living was so good!” She grew up during the depression, times were tough, but everything they needed was right there on the farm. She didn’t want for anything. That attitude stayed with her for the rest of her life, she gravitated to simple, clean, eating and living. Her entire life she loved walking the rural roads around her home, and was still taking daily walks as long as she could. Janet was preceded in death by her infant brothers Stanley Francis and James Lewis, by her parents, James and Ruth Newell, and her husband James “Jimmy” Allen. Janet is survived by her sister Margaret “Peggy” Shipman and husband Cal, nieces and nephews. Memorial Service will be held at the Wysox Presbyterian Church at a future date to be announced. Special thanks go to Al and Cherie Baker who were great neighbors and special friends. –Courtesy of Phillips Funeral Home, Lindale, TX.

NYE –IRENE WOOD, 86, of Montrose, PA, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Monday, February 28, 2016. She was born on September 15, 1929 in New Milford, PA to the late Arthur and Myra (Carey) Nye. Her husband, Clifford G. Wood, predeceased her in 1992. She is survived by her eight children and their spouses, Bonnie Phalen and fiancé David Jordan, Bob and Carol Wood, Sharon Wood, Tom Wood, Linda and Mark Blaisure, Debbie and Ray Smith, Kevin Wood, David Wood, six grandchildren, Kevin (Joanna) Phalen, Mark (Mandy) Phalen, Tim (Kate) Phalen, Erica (Gordon) Jonas, Gary Smith, Bobby Wood, seven great grandchildren, Michael, Eric, Patrick, Olivia, Luke, Henry, Cormac Phalen, sisters-in-law, many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was also predeceased by her son, Clifford Jr., infant son, Alan David and her six siblings. To Irene, her family was her life, holidays were always the big family gatherings. Even to her extended family there was always a pot of coffee on and her door was always open. She enjoyed country music, gardening, baking and especially playing the one armed bandit slot machines at the casinos. Irene loved her pets and she will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Daniel K. Regan, Montrose, PA with Pastor Joe Travis of the Franklin Hill Presbyterian Church officiating. Visitations will be Wednesday evening, March 2, 2016, from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Interment will be in the Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, PA. Contributions in her memory can be made to the True Friends Animal Welfare Center, 16332 SR 706, Montrose, PA. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

FRANK R. O’LEARY, age 88 of Waverly, New York passed away on Monday, October 26, 2015 at Elderwood Senior Care, Waverly, New York. Frank was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Helen O’Leary and his only brother, Joseph O’Leary. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Elizabeth (Bess) McKenna O’Leary; nephew, David (Arlene) McKenna of Newfield, NY; and many other nieces and nephews. Frank served as chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1966 during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Then he worked for the U.S. Government underwater systems in Newport, Rhode Island. He then started another career at the Guthrie Clinic as a courier from 1989 to 1999 and then as a Guthrie volunteer another 10 years from 1999 to 2009. He was a member of the American Legion Post 207 in West Springfield, MA and The Fleet Reserve Association. He thoroughly enjoyed each of his careers and serving others. He enjoyed watching baseball games and spending time with friends. Frank was blessed by the wonderful care given by the Elderwood assisted living and skilled nursing staff. A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M., Friday, October 30, 2015 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY. The celebration of Frank’s life will follow the visitation with Pastor Marvin Humbert honoring his memory at 4:00 P.M. where full military honors will be accorded. A special tribute to Frank’s life will be presented on DVD during the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one’s favorite charity. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

PAUL A. OWEN, 84, of Rome (Dimon Hill), Pa., passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Aug. 10, 1931 in Auburn Center, Pa. the son of the late Kenneth and Madge Owen formerly of Stevensville, Pa. He grew up in Rushville, Pa. and graduated from Rush High School in 1950. After high school, he enlisted into the United States Army where he proudly served in the Korean conflict and earned four Bronze Service Stars, a Korean Service Medal, a U.N. Service Medal, three Overseas Bars, and a National Defense Service Medal. He served from 1951-1954 and completed his career at the rank of Sergeant.Upon returning to the LeRaysville area, Paul married Donna Anderson Baptiste, became a dairy farmer and raised four children. For 19 years following his retirement as a farmer, he worked as a landscaper with York Landscaping out of Appalachin, N.Y.Paul was an avid bowler for 55 years and was recently inducted into the Towanda Men's Bowler's Hall of Fame. He is also remembered for his passion for baseball and 15 years of service as the Potterville Little League head coach. He is a charter lifetime member of the Northeast Bradford Memorial VFW Post 6824 in Rome, Pa., where he is a Past Post Commander and former Hall Steward. Also, he was a member of the American Legion Post 534 in Wyalusing, Pa.He is survived by his four children, Darlene (Chris) Drake of Brooklyn, Pa., Scott (Tosh) Owen of Mineral, Va., Glenn (Donna) Owen of LeRaysville, Pa., and Tim (Katja) Owen of Ulster, Pa. He is also survived by his younger sisters, Joyce Bennett and Eleanor Anderson; older brother, Keith Owen; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Duane and Ed Owen.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, 155 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa., with Reverend Dave Pitcher of the West Warren Congregational Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Rushville Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to do so may make memorial donations in Paul's name to Northeast Bradford Memorial VFW Post 6824, 1468 Haighs Pond Rd., Rome, PA or Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 4/19/2016

PATRICK J. PARISO SR., age 70 of Elmira, NY. He was born August 12, 1945 in Elmira, son of the late John and Angeline (Altilio) Pariso and passed away Friday, April 8, 2016 very unexpectedly. He was predeceased by 2 brothers, Donald and Thomas Pariso. Pat is survived by his wife of 47 years, Barbara (Grover); children Patrick, Jr. and Robin of Charlotte, NC, Michele and Matthew Gingerich of Chemung; grandchildren Thomas and Ronald (Jennifer) Supernault, Mickala Pariso, Elizabeth and Rebecca-Jean Morgan, Zakery and Dustyn Gingerich; great grandchildren Noah, Rosetta and Anastasia Supernault and Angeline Hodge; siblings John A. (Mary M.) Pariso, Richard (Louise) Pariso and Mary (Bob) Held all of Elmira; sisters-in-law Dolleen Pariso of Elmira and Anne Pariso of Rochester; uncle Ronald Pariso of Elmira; aunts Patricia Neil and Jeanne D'Amico both of FL along with several other aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Pat was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during Vietnam. He retired from the Elmira Police Department with 20 years of service; graduated from the FBI Training Academy; headed the Southern Tier Police Academy and retired from Corning Community College (Criminal Justice). Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, April 11th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 12th at 10 am in St. Patrick's Church. Rev. Walter L. Wainwright, Celebrant. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Pat through donations to the Bath VA Center, 76 Veterans Ave., Bath, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/10/2016

RONALD S. PARISO age 80 of Elmira, NY. He was born October 26, 1935 in Elmira, son of the late Pasquale and Cecilia (Rossi) Pariso and passed away Thursday, May 12, 2016 at Woodbrook. He was predeceased by his wife Ruth in 2004 and infant sons Joseph in 1960 and Jeffrey in 1962. Ron is survived by his children and their spouses, Anthony and Pamela Pariso of Elmira, Laurie and Christopher Hobler of Olean, NY, Bartholomew and Doris Pariso of Horseheads; grandchildren Amanda (Caleb) Miller, Matthew Hobler, Liza (Chadd) Wheeler, Joseph Pariso and Nicholas Pariso; great grandchildren Gionni and Louie Wheeler; sisters Jeanne D'Amico of Jacksonville, FL and Patricia Neal of Montverde, FL; sister-in-law Ann Pariso of Elmira along with several nieces and nephews. Ron was a Licensed Master Plumber in Elmira for many years. He was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Parish and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Sunday, May 15th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Prayers will be offered there on Monday, May 16th at 9:30 am, followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in St. Patrick's Church. Rev. Richard Farrell, Celebrant. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Ron through donations to Woodbrook Assisted Living Residence, 1250 Maple Ave., Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/14/2016

JOHN L. PARSELL, 61 of Troy, PA died April 17, 1988 at home. He was born Dec. 20, 1926 in Emeigh, PA, the son of John and Marie Estep Parsell. He was a graduate of Bloomsburg State Teachers College. Mr. Parsell was in the US Marine Corps from 1943 to 1946. He was a teacher in the Troy Area School District from 1951 to 1982, where he was a football and baseball coach and an athletic director. Mr. Parsell was the Troy Borough manager from 1982 to the present. He was a member and past president of the Troy Area School Board and a member and past president of the Troy Borough Council. Mr. Parsell was a 32nd Degree Mason and was a member and past master of Trojan Masonic Lodge No. 306 F and A.M. He was a member of the Troy American Legion Post No. 49, the Corey Creek Golf Club, Babylon Hunting Club and was a deputy game protector. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Shirley Shannon Parsell, sons: Steven of Lyons Falls, NY and Tim Parsell of Troy RD 3, daughter, Mrs. Gene (Jody) McMurray of Granville Summit, brothers: Theodore Parsell of Smyrna, Delaware, George Parsell of Galeton, PA, sisters: Mrs. Ernest (Isadore) Landis of Toledo, OH and Mrs. Thomas (Marie) Perkins of Orangeville, PA, Mrs. James (Eloise) Jeck of New Jersey, Mrs. LaRue (Althea) Gunnison of Philadelphia, PA, Mrs. Carl (JoAnne) Cain of Light Street, PA Barbara Parsell of Orangeville, PA and Mrs. Phillip (Judith) Scott of Haddenfield, NJ, four grandchildren, 19 nieces and nephews, one aunt. A memorial service will be held Thursday April 21 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Troy with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Area Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 13, Troy, PA. Arrangements are by the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. –Towanda Daily Review

PARSONS –CAROL P. BAILEY, 93, of Wyalusing and longtime resident of Towanda, passed away on Friday, April 1, 2016 at the Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center. Carol was born on Jan. 30, 1923 in Elmira, N.Y., a daughter of the late George L. Parsons and Francis (Shores) Parsons. Carol was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving her country from 1944 to 1946 during WWII. In 1946, Carol married Walter Bailey Jr. and together they filled their home with love raising their family. After Walter's death in 1968, Carol spent time living in Towanda, Pa., Florida and Tennessee. Since December 2012, she was a resident of the Wyalusing Valley Retirement and Personal Care Home. Carol is survived by her sons, Walter (Heideh) David Bailey of Gaithersburg, Md., Robert (Sue) Alan Bailey of Irmo, S.C., and Frank (Donna) Lewis Bailey of Germantown, Md.; brother, David (Alice) Parsons of Fairport, N.Y.; niece, Mary Lou (Mike) Breed of Macedon, N.Y.; and eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. At Carol's request, all services will be private at the convenience of the family. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., at a later date. Caring assistance is provided by Cooley Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Athens, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 4/5/2016

PAYNE –ELEANOR PAYNE ROBBINS, age 91, formerly of Westfield, PA, entered eternal life on March 31, 2016. Born April 4, 1924 in Corning, NY, she was the daughter of Clarence and Esther Bennett Payne. On July 26, 1953, she married Mason J. Robbins, who predeceased her on June 14, 2006. They shared 53 years together, their lives revolving around their family and church. Surviving are: a son, Donald (Mary Rita) Robbins of Andalusia, PA; two daughters, Jeanne (Albert) Ream of Mifflintown, PA and Janice Robbins of Schwenksville, PA; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by three brothers, Donald, Douglas and C. Richard Payne; and a sister, Helen Payne Decker. Eleanor graduated in 1942 from Hammondsport Central High School and in 1945 from Nyack Missionary Institute. As a girl growing up in Hammondsport, she spent her days swimming in Keuka Lake and playing in the glens near her family cottage. Eleanor worked alongside her husband as a custodian for Commonwealth Bank & Trust and was also known to help him scrape and paint a house or two. She was a member of the Westfield Wesleyan Church, Women's Missionary Society, and WCTU. She taught Sunday school and enjoyed visiting in local nursing homes. Friends may call at the Wesleyan Church, Westfield, PA on Wednesday, April 6th from 10:00 - 11:00 AM, with Funeral Services at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Duane Burdick will officiate. Committal services and burial will be in North Bingham Cemetery immediately following funeral. A luncheon will be provided at the Ulysses Fire Hall following the burial. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/3/2016

PECK –VIRGINIA ‘GINNY’ (PECK) DALZELL of Farmington, CT, beloved wife of Robert A. Dalzell, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. She was born June 8, 1934, the daughter of the late Shirley and Myrtle (Wright) Peck, grew up in Horseheads, NY and graduated from Syracuse University in 1956. While working during the summer between her sophomore and junior years in Wolfboro, NH, she met her future husband, Robert (Bob). They married two years later and embarked on a 60 year journey together that included raising three children and living across the country. Ginny is survived by Bob and their children: Greg and his wife Lisa of Plymouth, NH and their children (Cassandra, Christine, Elisa, and Joshua); Mark and his wife Kim of Colorado Springs, CO and their children (David and Kathryn); and Julie and her husband, Martin Schwager of Granby, CT and their children (Paul, Virginia, and Joseph). Ginny is also survived by her siblings, Robert and Eleanor Peck, Thomas and Laura Peck, David Peck (whose wife, Sondra, predeceased him), and Priscilla and Donald Powers. Ginny loved and was loved. Private family services will be arranged. Memorial donations may be made to the McLean Foundation, McLean Hospice, 75 Great Pond Rd., Simsbury CT or Middlewoods of Farmington Assisted Living, 508 Middle Road, Farmington, CT. Attention Katie Mauriello or a charity of your choice. –Towanda Daily Review 5/15/2016

RANDALL L. ‘RANDY’ PIPHER, 58, of 643 Bailey Rd., Towanda, Pa., Burlington Township, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday afternoon, May 18, 2016 at his home following a heart attack. "Randy" as he was known by his family and friends was born on Sept. 14, 1957 in Sayre, Pa., the son of Roscoe and Phyllis VanKuren Pipher. Randy was a graduate of Troy High School. He was formerly employed by Warner Tractor and Farm Equipment in East Troy and by S.P.E. Equipment in North Towanda. Randy began serving his first term as a Burlington Township Supervisor in January of 2016. Randy and his wife Barb also operated their antiques and furniture restoration business from their home for over 25 years. Randy enjoyed the outdoors, cutting wood, hunting, fishing and restoring furniture. Surviving are his wife, Barbara D. "Barb" Drake Pipher; parents, Roscoe and Phyllis Pipher; children, Joshua (Leslie), Heather (Joseph), Wade (Kari), Lance; and several grandchildren. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. There are no calling hours. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda is assisting the Pipher family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 5/21/2016

GORDON M. PORTER, age 77, Towanda, PA passed away on Wednesday evening November 4, 2015 at his home. He was born on June 16, 1938 the son of the late Denton and Aletha Meyers Porter. Gordon had lived in White Haven, PA for many years when he was younger in an assisted living facility. He also lived in Athens and Towanda in a group home. He was happiest when he spent most of his life with Chris and Sally Beaurais in Warren Center, PA. Gordon is survived by his brother, Robert L. Porter and his wife, Linda of Wyalusing, PA; his brother-in-law Daniel “Skip” Kithcart of Ulster, PA; his nieces and nephews Missy McMurrer and her husband Paul of Wyalusing, PA, Mike Porter and his wife Heather of Stevensville, PA and Daniel Kithcart of Washington; and his great nieces and nephews Kaitlyn Schools and her husband Colton of Laceyville, PA, Denton Porter and Lauren Porter both of Stevensville, PA. He was preceded in death by her parents Denton, who passed away on December 25, 1982, and Aletha Meyers Porter who passed away August 30, 2013, his sister Mary Kithcart and his sister Barbara Porter who passed away October 25, 2015. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Gordon’s name to Futures Community Support Services, Inc., 23 Main St., Towanda, PA. Arrangements were entrusted with Sheldon Funeral Homes, 155 Church St., Wyalusing, PA. –Contributed by Carol Brotzman

POWERS –ARLETTA SECHRIST, 98, of Forest Lake Twp., PA passed away peacefully, Monday, April 4, 2016 at her home. Born February 1, 1918 in Birchardville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Rex and Viola [Wood] Powers. Her husband James H. Sechrist predeceased her in 1977. She was an assembler at Banner Slippers for 10 years and then worked for the former Bendix Corporation for 30 years until her retirement. She was a member of the Rush Ladies Auxiliary where she worked the pie stand at the Lawton Carnival for many years. Arletta loved country music, watching the birds, traveling, flowers & gardening. Survivors include her daughters & sons-in-law, Patty & Eugene Wright of Daytona Beach, FL, Cheryl McCollum-Whitehead & Robert Whitehead of Forest Lake Twp., PA, son & daughter-in-law, Donald & Donna Sechrist of Brackney, PA, 13 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, sisters , Hilda Andrews of Birchardville, PA, Jean Kveragas of Dunmore, PA, numerous nieces & nephews. Besides her parents & husband she was predeceased by her son & daughter-in-law, Robert & Barbara Sechrist, great grandson, David Andrew Bryant, sister, Betsy Small, brothers, Howard, Ronald & Duane Powers. A special thank you to all of the ladies of Hospice of the Sacred Heart for their care and compassion in Arletta’s final days. Services: 2 PM, Saturday at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose, PA.Visitation 2 hours prior to services on Saturday. Instead of flowers: memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive #7, Wilkes-Barre, PA. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

PRESTON –CHERYL L. (PRESTON) SAWYER, 69, of East Troy, Pa., passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of Dean C. Sawyer. The couple married Aug. 18, 1972 and had 43 happy years together. Cheryl was born on May 12, 1946 in Hornell, N.Y., daughter of the late Gerald and Alberta (Simpson) Preston. She was a 1964 graduate of Jasper Central School and became a nurse's aide at the Bradford County Manor, retiring after 28 years of service. Cheryl was a member of the First Baptist Church of Troy and enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Cheryl is survived: by her husband, Dean; her children: Dean Sawyer, Jr. and Darlene (Michael) Marshall, both of Alaska, Angela Jackson of Atglen, Pa., Chadwick (Veronica) Sawyer of Danville, Pa., Brett Sawyer of Troy, Pa., and Gregory (Stephanie) Sawyer of Troy; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; her sisters, Jean (Duane) Smith of Mount Holley, Pa. and Brenda (Russ) Hurlburt of Hornell, N.Y.; along with several nieces and nephews. Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents. Family and friends are welcome to call from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at the First Baptist Church of Troy, 579 Canton Street Troy, PA. The funeral service to honor Cheryl's life will be held at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, following the viewing at the church with her pastor and friend, Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Burial will be in Woodhull Cemetery, Woodhull, N.Y. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Troy, 579 Canton Street, Troy, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 4/18/2016

QUICK –LINDA R. BARROWS, 64, of Lockwood, N.Y., passed away on May 4, 2016 at her home with her family by her side. She was born June 6, 1951 to Walter and Dorothy Quick. She is survived by her husband, Abram Barrows, of 48 years. She has three children, Tonya VanHousen Benson (Charles), Avery Barrows (Jennifer) and Leea Armstrong (Shawn); sisters, Donna Osborn (Chris) and Connie Supeck (Vern) and sister-in-law, Dora Barrows. Linda has eight grandchildren and many more loving family members. Linda was a member of Halsey Valley Church for many years. A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at the Halsey Valley Church, 497 Hamilton Valley Road, Spencer, N.Y. A gathering for family and friends will follow at the fire department. –Sayre Morning Times 5/6/2016

ROBERT FRED ‘BOB’ RANDALL, 67, of Athens, Pa., passed away March 17, 2016 at the Athens Health & Rehab Center. Bob was born in Elmira, N.Y., on Sept. 22, 1948, the son of Lewis Randall and Sarah Randall of Chemung, N.Y. Bob was predeceased by his parents, his favorite aunt Hariet and Uncle Merle Barber of Woodhull, N.Y., and his brother-in-law Tracy VanDyke of Ridgebury, Pa. He is survived by his companion Sally Forbes of Athens, Pa., daughter Tasha Forbes of Sayre, Pa., grandsons Devin, Kayden and Domenic of Sayre, Pa., sisters Sylvia (Al) Fuller of Waverly, N.Y., Lillian (Gary) Vought of Waverly, N.Y., Grace VanDyke of Athens, Pa., Barb (Warren) Therrett of Bradford, N.Y., Ruth (Mike) Frisbie of Waverly, N.Y., Bonnie Randall and John Tray of Athens, Pa., and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. There will be a period of visitation Saturday, April 9, 2016 from noon-1 p.m. with a memorial service and celebration of his life following at 1 p.m. at the Waverly Methodist Church, 158 Chemung St., Waverly, N.Y., with the Rev. Anne Canfield officiating. Caring assistance is being provided by Cooley Tioga Point Cremation & Burial Options, Athens, Pa. –Sayre Morning Times 4/4/2016

RONALD P. (RONNIE) RANDALL, 72, of Elkland Twp. died Monday, May 16, 2016 at The Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport. He was the husband of Mary Ann (Serfass) and was married on September 6, 1975. Born April 8, 1944 in Elmira, NY, he is the son of the late LaVerne L. and Mamie E. (Brown) Randall. He was a 1962 graduate of Loyalsock Area High School, Estella, PA. He served in the Army in Germany during the Vietnam War era. Prior to his retirement he was a self-employed logger for over 40 years. He was a member of the Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church and has held several positions in the church. Ronald was a Boy Scout Leader for several years. He enjoyed the outdoors especially hunting, fishing, and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. Ronald was a NASCAR fan and enjoyed reading. Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Sharon L. (Chris) Stauffer of Dillsburg; a son, Jason P. Randall of Hillsgrove; two brothers: Richard W. Randall of Forksville, Lee (Lana) Randall of Olean, NY; four grandchildren, Cole and Mikalah Stauffer, Daylen and Georgia Randall, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Phillip and James (Jim) Randall. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 21 at Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church, Rt. 154, Forksville, with Pastor William J. Hargenrader and Pastor Erik Ferguson co-officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call on Friday, May 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, PA, and one hour prior to the funeral at church on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ronald’s name to the Gatehouse, C/O Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

RITTER –PAULINE R. MONTGOMERY - Former Hughesville Mayor, and well known Hughesville businesswoman, Pauline R. Montgomery, died Saturday, May 7, 2016 at her home in Hughesville, following a lengthy illness. Born June 20, 1929 in Hughesville, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Esther (Gautsch) Ritter. She and her husband, George L. Montgomery, would have celebrated 65 years of marriage on September 19, 2016. Pauline was a graduate of Hughesville High School, Class of 1946, and graduated in 1950, as one of only six female students, from the Temple School of Pharmacy. She returned home and worked at several local pharmacies, during which time she got married and had three children. In 1959 Pauline opened Montgomery's Pharmacy on Main Street, Hughesville, and has since relocated it to TJ's Market, the family grocery store that features Mama Paulini's Kitchen, which includes many of her favorite recipes. Pauline was very passionate about her career as a Pharmacist and enjoyed helping those in need. She received several National Pharmacy awards for her community service, and in May of 2013, she received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, acknowledging academic distinction, from Wilkes School of Pharmacy. Pauline was the first female president of the Pennsylvania Pharmacist Association, and served on the board of Value Drug, as well as the State Board of Pharmacy for 19 years. An avid Democrat, Pauline was very active in state and local politics. She was one of the first two women to be elected to the Hughesville Borough Council and served as Mayor until she was appointed as a Lycoming County Commissioner. In 1984, Pauline ran for the State House of Representatives. She also was named one of Pennsylvania’s Top 50 Business Women. She served as a trustee for the Hughesville Area Public Library for 34 years and as a director with Muncy Bank and Trust for many years. Pauline enjoyed cooking, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family. She also loved attending social gatherings and cocktail parties, often being one of the last individuals to leave the event. Surviving, in addition to her husband George, are two daughters, Dr. Paula A. (Kenneth) Rothaus of Larchmont, NY and Dr. Patricia A. (William Ford) Montgomery of Media; a son, Thomas J. Montgomery of Hughesville; a sister, Alice Jayne Marcey; three grandchildren, Alexander (Courtney) Rothaus, Philip (Kalyn) Rothaus, and Andrew Rothaus; two step-grandsons, Sean Ford and Ryan Ford; and four nieces, Beth Marcey, Nikki Marcyan, Caitlin Marcyan, and Ava Marcyan. In addition to her parents, Pauline was preceded in death by her brother, Jack Andrews. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 South Main Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Cinda J. Brucker officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

RANDY LEE ROBINSON, 63, of Bentley Creek, PA, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness. Randy was born on June 1, 1952 in Sayre, PA, son of the late Leland and Vivian (Chamberlain) Robinson. Randy graduated from S.R.U. Joint High School, class of 1970, where he met his high school sweetheart, Karen (Lenox) Robinson. They were married on December 14, 1974 and had two sons, Brandon Lee Robinson and Kurtis Ryan Robinson. Besides his wife and sons, Randy is survived by his treasured grandson, Holden Lee Robinson; siblings, Rhonda Robinson, Dale (Theresa) Robinson and Melisa Robinson; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gary (Shirley) Lenox, Jeff (Lisa) Lenox and Elizabeth Baker. Randy was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents, Harry and Dorothy (Dunbar) Chamberlain and Florence (Wright) Ayres as well as sister-in-law, Diana (Lenox) Smith, along with brothers-in-law, Duane Lenox and David Baker. He also leaves behind cherished nieces, nephews and many friends. Randy dedicated his working career to Chemung Contracting Corp. and retired as a heavy equipment operator in 2006. He was a life member of the Ridgebury Sportsmen's Club. His hobbies included maple syrup production (member of the Pennsylvania Syrup Association), gardening, and enjoying time on his John Deere equipment, as well as playing a competitive game of cards. He also enjoyed time with family and friends. Family and friends are welcome to call from 4:00-6:00 PM on Friday, May 27, 2016 at the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, 13255 Berwick Turnpike, Gillett, PA. The Memorial Service to honor Randy's life will be held at the end of the visitation at 6:00 PM on May 27th at the church with pastor, Rev. Robert Wuethrich, officiating. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. The Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street Wellsburg, NY has been entrusted with the arrangements. Randy's family would like to thank the staff of Robert Packer Hospital for the care and compassion Randy received during his illness. Memorial contributions may be made in Randy's memory to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/25/2016

ROBERT H. ‘BOB’ ROSENGRANT, age 81, of Wyalusing, PA passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at the Skilled Nursing Unit at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital. Bob was born on March 1, 1935 in Herrickville, PA the son of the late Harry H. and Beatrice Rosengrant. Bob served his country as part of the United States Air Force. Bob liked to collect various kinds of ammunition. He also liked the outdoors and nature. He is survived by his children Robert Rosengrant Jr. of Bellingham, WA; Rick Rosengrant of Spokane, WA; Jeff Rosengrant of Spokane, WA; Debbie Robertson of Spokane, WA; John Rosengrant of Spokane, WA; Barbara Rosengrant of Seattle, WA; and several grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers Russell Rosengrant and his wife Norma of Osterhout, PA; Byron Rosengrant and his wife Cindy of North Eaton, PA; LaRue Rosengrant and his wife Brenda of Allison Park, PA; Walter Rosengrant of Tunkhannock, PA; close friends Fred and Sue Saxer of Wyalusing, PA; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents Bob was preceded in death by his daughter Swanee Mae Rosengrant, sister, Evelyn Paratore, sister Joyce Ross, brother Richard Rosengrant, and brother Clifton Rosengrant. Family and friends may call on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, SR 6, Meshoppen, PA from 9:00-11:00 AM. Interment will follow at the Sunnyside Cemetery in Tunkhannock, PA. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the local animal shelter of the donor’s choice. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

DAVID MARTIN ROSS, 93, of Burlington, PA passed away Sunday morning, March 20, 2016 at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Twp., PA. David was born in Troy, PA on July 3, 1922 the son of Martin and Susan Bailey Ross. He was a graduate of Troy High School and later served with the U.S. Marine Corps. In early years, David was employed by Ward LaFrance and American LaFrance in Elmira, NY. He was self employed as a truck driver for many years until his retirement. David enjoyed stock car racing on the weekends with his sons, riding motorcycle, antique cars and following NASCAR. Surviving are his children: Sally Woleslagle and husband Duane of Mountain Lake, PA, Barbara Kay Reed and husband Bob of Deland, FL, David H. Ross of Monroeton, PA, step children: Max Simcoe of East Troy, PA, Shelba Wolfgang of Lehigh Valley, PA, Sharon Campbell and husband Herbert of Lawrenceville, PA Donnie Simcoe and wife Debbie of South Williamsport, PA, sister-in-law, June Ross of Alba, PA, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, step grandchildren, step great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by; his wives, Edna Jeanne Morris Ross, Mary Louise Williams Ross on July 26, 2011, son, Daniel Ross on April 21, 2006, step-son, Jack Simcoe on July 20, 2010, and sister, Marian Slater. A private memorial 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 the Ross Family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 3/22/2016

RONALD LUVERNE (WALDO) RUDLOFF, 61, of Sayre passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa., after a brief illness. He was born to Geraldine (Brink) and Russell Rudloff on Feb. 1, 1955. Ron is survived by his three sons, Darren and Kyle of Sayre, and Joshua (Chelsea) of Ellaville, Ga.; three grandchildren, Joshua Jr. (Little), Lauren (Bug), and Baby Annabelle; two brothers, Charles (Shelley) of Sayre, and Richard (Elizabeth) of Beaver Creek, Ohio; sister, Kathleen of Sayre; and his ex-wife and very close friend, Rosemary Rudloff. Josh Jr. and Lauren adored their Pop Pop. He loved them to the moon and back. Ronald also had three beloved four-legged grand dogs, Bailey, Lucy and Tracker. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. He spent his life working on the railroad, starting at Lehigh Valley Railroad and retiring from Norfolk Southern. He attended Sayre High School. Ronald was an excellent cook. He enjoyed spending time with his sons and his grandchildren, they were the reasons he fought so hard to survive during his recent illness. In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting and, in recent years, fishing with his sons. He had a great sense of humor and liked to make people laugh. That gift was inherited from his father. Ron will be missed by everyone who knew him. Please think of him whenever you see a train. To some he was just a man, to us he was our Dad, our Brother, our Friend. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, May 13, 2016 from 10-10:45 a.m. at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Ron's name to your local animal shelter. –Sayre Morning Times 4/12/2016

JOLI V. SALTZGIVER, age 49 of Elmira, NY. She was born November 25, 1966 in Sayre, PA, daughter of Avon and the late Dona Maye Saltzgiver and passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Robert Packer Hospital. In addition to her loving father, she is survived by her sisters: Deborah (David) Smith, Angel Saltzgiver, and Cheri Saltzgiver-Andrus; her soulmate of 15 years, Adam Wheeler; nieces, Kaci Burnell with her son Davyn, Jillian (Monty Brockway) with their sons Logan and Calix, Jenna (Jason Samuels) Saltzgiver, Shavon (Michael) Privettes; and nephew, Michael (Megan) Schrock with their children MacKenzie and Dylan. Aunt Joli will be dearly missed by Adam's family; Mary, Andy, Tommy, Amy, Cory, Tiffany, Madisyn, Sean, Samantha, Kamrie, Carter, and countless hundreds she considered to be her extended family. Joli also leaves her beloved canine companion, Chelsea. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Saturday, May 7th from 1 to 3 p.m. Joli's funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. A Dish to Pass reception will follow her service at the Horseheads Eagle's Club, 113 Westside Ave., off of College Ave., Elmira. In honor of Joli, her family urges those who wish to support or attend the Walk A Mile In My Shoes walk for suicide prevention at Eldridge Park in Elmira. On the spot registration begins Saturday May 7th at 9 am. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/5/2016

CHARLES LESTER ‘SANDY’ SANDERSON, 78, of Sugar Run, Pa., passed away on Monday, May 2, 2016 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa., with his loving family at his side. Sandy was born on July 5, 1937 in Trafford, Pa., a son of the late Earl Stanley and Virginia Graham Sanderson. He entered the U.S. Air Force in 1955, served in Vietnam and retired in 1981 as a Chief Master Sergeant in the Accounting and Finance Department. He married the former Joan Bullock of Wilmot, in Denver, Colo., on Feb. 1, 1969. Joan was also serving in the Air Force and was stationed in Denver. After his discharge, he worked for Civil Service in New Jersey and also at the Tobyhanna Depot for several years. He then worked for the Kintner Insurance Agency in Wyalusing and finally retired from the Eagles Mere Country Club as their controller in 1999. Sandy was a very active member of the former Wyalusing Masonic Lodge No. 618 F. and A.M. where he served as the Past Master, and also the Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534 and helped with many of their local projects. He was a very caring person and helped many young folks, giving them hope, listening to his fatherly advice. He enjoyed visiting with his many friends and sharing breakfast with them in the Wyalusing and Dushore area restaurants. He also loved carefully maintaining his lawn. Surviving are his wife, Joan Sanderson at home; three daughters, Debra Thorvaldson of Norfolk, Va., Patricia (Dan) Lawton of Bloomsburg, Pa., and Kathleen (Chris) Lambros of Evanston, Ill.; siblings, Virginia Borner of Edgewater, Fla., and Donald Sanderson of Frederick, Md.; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Fitzgerald of Fayetteville, N.C., and Judith (William) Dolde of Naples, Fla.; brother-in-law, Richard (Eileen) Bullock of Wellesville, Pa.; grandchildren, Jacob, Nathan, and Caleb Martz and Ainsley Lambros; and step-grandchildren, Hope and Jake Lawton. Numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his twin-sister, Shirley Gongaware. He was also predeceased by a brother-in-law, Ron Bullock on Oct. 30, 1963; and a sister-in-law, Virginia Gainer on April 7, 2008. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. Phyllis A. Pelletier, officiating. Interment will follow in the Colley Cemetery. Graveside Military Services will be accorded by members of the Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534, and by members of the U.S. Air Force Honor's detail. Family and friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2016, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, Wyalusing, Pa. There will be a Masonic service at 5:30 p.m. by members of the Union Wyalusing Lodge No. 108 F. and A.M. on Friday evening, and members of the Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534 will pass in review at 5:45 p.m. The family will provide the flowers and requests that memorials be directed to the Wyalusing Valley High School Music Department, 11364 Wyalusing New Albany Road, Wyalusing, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 5/4/2016

SAVEY –TAMMY M. DAVIS was born November 5, 1972 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Richard L. and Janet (Seymour) Savey, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving and devoted family on Saturday, May 7, 2016 after a long and hard, but brave and courageous, battle with Diabetes. Her maternal grandparents and paternal grandparents preceded her in death. Tammy is survived by her loving husband of 18 years, Benjamin E. Davis; beloved daughters: Katelynn and Shelby Davis; brother: Rich. Services will be held privately at the convenience of her family. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to the American Juvenile Diabetes Association, 120 Wall Street, New York City, NY in her memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/10/2016

SCUDDER –LUCINDA L. BROWN, 53, of Chemung, N.Y., passed away on Monday, May 16, 2016 at Robert Packer Hospital following her courageous fight against cancer. She was born on July 23, 1962 in Waverly, N.Y., the daughter of Donald and Della Hutchinson Scudder. Lucinda attended Mansfield University, School of X-Ray. She worked at the Ithaca Hospital and the Robert Packer Hospital. She then decided to be a stay-at-home mom to take care of her children. After the flood of 2011, Lucinda became the face of the Valley Relief Council with her friend, Joel Clawson. She was instrumental in the establishment of the program, and her continued dedication to the organization and the people of the Valley area ensured they could get back into their homes. During the flood, Lucinda oversaw donations of items into the shelter and the disbursement of them to families in need. Whenever someone had a need, Lucinda was at the forefront to be sure that it was taken care of in a timely manner. She attended all of the fundraisers for many organizations and took on many speaking engagements to remind people that even though the flood was over, there were still many families that needed assistance. She loved spending time with her family and friends. Lucinda was an advocate for animals and loved spoiling her beloved, Sophia. She enjoyed collecting Raggedy Ann dolls. Lucinda will be remembered as one of the most positive women you would ever meet. She was always upbeat and carried a positive attitude and a smile under any circumstances. She will be missed by all those whose lives she impacted with her community work and by all who knew and loved her. Lucinda is survived by her beloved husband of 22 years, Charles Brown Jr. at home; sons: Scott Elston and his fiancée Natasha Blanchard of Chemung, N.Y. and Michael R. Elston of Dallastown, Pa.; step-son, Charles Brown III of Waverly, N.Y.; granddaughter, Makia Hall; parents, Della and Donald Scudder of Sayre, Pa.; brothers, Wayne Scudder of East Smithfield, Pa., and Neal Scudder of Towanda, Pa.; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and her beloved companion, Sophia. Family and friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday May 19, 2016 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the funeral home with the Rev. Linda Rogers officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Lucinda's memory to the Valley Relief Council, 110 North Higgins Ave., Sayre, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 5/17/2016

SHAW –EMILY S. VERNON ELLIOTT went home to be with the Lord, Jesus Christ, on March 10, 2016 while visiting her daughter and son-in-law, Eloise and Bill Gallagher of Raleigh, N.C. Heart failure ended a life filled with sweet humility and a love felt by all who knew her. Born in Chester, Pa., on Feb. 25, 1921 to the late Elenzie and Bervania Shaw, Emily grew up there with her nine siblings, married a handsome young man, Joseph L. Vernon. Together they raised their family, son LeRoy and daughter Eloise, in that near-Philadelphia area. In 1970 - their children now young adults - the two decided to leave the urban east and head for the clean air of the mountains to the west, settling in Mildred, Pa. They lived modestly but happily, mostly in Rome, Pa., for 30 years until Joseph passed away in November of 2000. Eight years later, a kind gentleman discovered the gem named Emily, and they became close friends. The attraction grew, and they decided that a late life marriage might just work! So in 2008, Leroy Elliott and Emily Vernon were wed. Six years later, in 2014, the Lord took Leroy home. Emily is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Leroy and Peg Vernon of Rome, Pa.; a daughter and son-in-law, Eloise and Bill Gallagher of Raleigh, N.C.; two sisters, Jean Haas of Millsboro, Del., and Eileen Coffroth of Peach Bottom, Pa.; and the four adult children of her late husband Leroy Elliott: Butch Elliott, Becky Murphy, Shirley Reisch, and Susan Elliott. In addition, Emily is survived by eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and more friends than can be counted. Emily was predeceased by a granddaughter, René S. Gallagher. Emily Vernon Elliott was a blessing to all. Her selfless, humble and caring demeanor made her beloved by all who knew her. She always desired to do for others, never putting herself first. In her last days, she made lap afghans for ladies in a senior home in Raleigh and crocheted hats for family members. She was a long time member of the Ghent Quilt Club, where she made many items for friends and family and was an inspiration to young and old in the group. Her talent and artistic abilities allowed her to create porcelain dolls, and design clothes for them with her friends. She loved painting in her early years, and sewing - which she learned from her mother - was probably her favorite pastime, with cooking a close second. Emily will be greatly missed by her many friends at the Ulster United Methodist Church, and the members of the United Methodist Women. A Memorial service will be held at the Ulster United Methodist church on April 23, 2016 at 11:30 am. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the church. The address is: Ulster United Methodist Church, 2nd St. Ulster, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 4/17/2016
(I am not sure why Gallagher is in there, She was born a Shaw, married the Vernon and Elliott. I suspect a typo? Carol Brotzman)

DONALD G. ‘DON’ SIMON, 63, of Towanda, Pa., passed away peacefully (April 13, 2016) at home with his loving sister and caregiver, Nancy J. Simon by his side after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was born on Oct. 27, 1952 in Perth Amboy, N.J., the son of the late Peter Simon, Jr. and Ruth Pierson. Don was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving from 1972–1976, and in so doing got to "see the world." He worked and lived on Martha's Vineyard, Mass. He worked as a carpenter/mason and a maintenance worker. Moving to Pennsylvania in 1998, he worked at a sawmill in Wysox, Pa. and Bee Clean Car Wash. Don enjoyed working, no matter what it was he was doing. He loved spending time outdoors, nature, and all animals, especially watching birds. There was not a bird that he couldn't name and identify no matter where he was. He enjoyed gardening, both flowers and vegetables, was an avid science fiction fan of movies and television. Don also enjoyed playing cards and his video games. He liked making his own homemade wine which he always shared with his family and friends. Donald is survived by his beloved sister, Nancy Simon, who came to be his caretaker from Trinity, N.C.; aunts, Carolyn Pierson of Toms River, N.J. and Ruth Simon of South Amboy, N.J.; cousins, Donna, Pam, Gail, Jane and her son, Walter, Kevin, Anthony and his children, Patrick and his children, Lauren, Jennifer, and Gary. He is also survived by his lifetime friend Faith Edmundson and several close friends. Family and friends are invited to a gathering to celebrate Don's life from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at the Fairfield Inn, 1248 Golden Mile, Towanda, Pa. At 3 p.m. there will be a time of remembrance and sharing by those in attendance. The family is being assisted Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, Pa. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the Guthrie Oncology Department for the care given to their loved one during his illness and in so doing would like memorial donations to: Guthrie Oncology Department, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA. Because he also had a great love for all animals, donations may be made in his memory to: Stray Haven, 194 Shepard Rd., Waverly, NY. –Towanda Daily Review 4/15/2016

SIMPSON –PATRICIA ANN HUMPHREY, 68, of Sayre passed away peacefully on Friday April 8, 2016 at home, surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born Jan. 14,1948 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of Gale and Rita Donlin Simpson. She attended Sayre High School. Patricia retired from Wal-Mart in Sayre where she was employed as HBA manager for some time. She enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Christina and Presho Mott Jr. of Little Meadows, Pa.; brother Harold Simpson of Sayre; grandchildren Alesha Wilkinson of Sayre, James Wilkinson of Sayre, Victoria and Terry Schmoyer of Athens and Alayna Mott of Little Meadows, Pa.; great-grandchildren Drew Wilkinson, Tiler Roberts, Lyvia Roberts of Sayre, Lucas, Jacob and Azlynn Schmoyer of Athens. She was predeceased in death by son Robert "Bobby" Nagle in 1978, husband Jere D. Humphrey in 2002, father Gale Simpson in 1994 and mother Rita Donlin Simpson in 2011. A memorial gathering will be held at the family home at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to Guthrie Hospice or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements are under the supervision of Thomas Cremation and Funeral Service, 1297 Elmira St., Sayre, Pa. –Syare Morning Times 4/12/2016

DAVID J. ‘DUNCH’ SIVERINAC, 96, formerly of South Fork died April 12, 2013 at St. Jude’s Haven Personal Care Home, Elton. Born Jan. 20, 1917 in South Fork, son of Marko and Helen (Mellik) Siverinac. Preceded in death by his parents; wife, Margaret (Hrindo) Siverinac, who died March 22, 2000; sisters, Dorothy Endler Anna Tully and brothers: Joseph Siverinac and Evan, Michael and Nicholas Mehall. Survived by children: Kathleen, wife of Ron Colton (formerly of Canton), Houtzdale; David A. married to Marsha Hutzell, South Fork and Pamela wife of John Marsh, Salix; grandchildren: Mellissa Colton, wife of Richard Gotwalt, Bret Colton, Kevin Colton married to Julia Fennell, Brittany and Hilary Silverinac and Kayla an Ian Marsh and great-grandchildren: Kellen Colton and Kendra Gotwalt. He was a US Army veteran of World War II having served in the European Theater as a CPL with the HQ BREY 480th Anti-Aircraft Battalion and was awarded 3 Bronze Stars and several unit citations. He was a retired coal miner from Bethlehem Mine Corp., Mine 38 and worked as a manager for PLCB state stores. Member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, South Fork, UNMWA, American Legion Post 551, St. Michael, VFW Post 7254, South Fork and lifetime member of SNPJ Lodge 190, St. Michael. He enjoyed bowling, crossword puzzles and spending time with his grandchildren. A vigil for the deceased was held at the Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home Inc., South Fork. Funeral Mass was celebrated April 15 at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, South Fork with Father Robert P. Reese. Committal was in St. James Cemetery. Military graveside service by St. Michael American Legion Post 551. The family would like to thank the staff of St. Jude/s Haven for all their care and support. As an expression of sympathy, the family6 suggests memorial donations be made to St. James Cemetery Association. –Canton Independent-Sentinel 4/25/2013

GARY B. SLATER, age 82 of Endicott and formerly of Watkins Glen passed away at home on March 25, 2016. Gary was beloved husband of Nancy (Robbins) Slater, cherished father of Gary (Lisa) Slater of Rochester, NY, Craig (Deborah) Slater of Williamsville, NY, Terri (Stephen) Schmitt of Endicott, NY, and Karen Slater of Queensbury, NY. Adored Grandfather of Emily, Kaylin, and Jared (Christine) Slater and Leah (fiancé John) and Dylan Shea. Great Grandfather of Dominic Slater. Gary was son of the late Frank and Ethel (Burris) Slater and brother to the late Jack (Hermie) and the late Roland (Rosalie) Slater. Gary is also survived by sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, and many loving nieces and nephews. Gary had an illustrious career in education, teaching history at Watkins Glen Middle and High School for over 20 years, working tirelessly for fellow teachers as a labor negotiator for NYSUT, and then working as a BOCES representative and after that as a private labor negotiator and mediator in education and labor matters. He earned the respect and friendship of those on both sides of the fences and loved the challenge, analysis, and battling involved in resolving disputes. His High School sweetheart and wife of 63 years Ioved and supported him and their family throughout. Gary was also a former Town Justice for the Town of Reading; a former Director of Hidden Valley 4H Camp; and built many structures at the Watkins Glen Race Course during summer time off. Gary was passionate about politics, principles and integrity and stirred many pots of trouble and outcry which he much enjoyed. He will be missed by his coffee clutch friends and servers and other strangers he routinely made friends with. He was a friend to all, loved by so many, and will be sorely missed and celebrated. His beloved garden and Myrtle Beach will wonder where he went - we will see you there later. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Wed. Mar. 30, 2016 from 4-7:00 p.m. His service will take place privately. Those wishing may remember Gary with memorials to Lourdes Hospice 4102 Old Vestal Rd., Vestal, NY or First Presbyterian Church of Endicott, 29 Grant Ave. Endicott, NY. Special Thanks to the heath care workers at Lourdes Hospice for their compassion and care of Gary. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/27/2016

ELWOOD SPENCER - A former Towanda Mayor passed away in Florida. Former Towanda Mayor Elwood Spencer passed away March 18, 2016 in Florida. Spence to all in friends in Towanda was very well known from being the mayor there to selling cars for Shores and Schmeig, a salesman for Beatty Ford for 39 years. Elwood, Doc Cook, and Merv Coolbaugh were the first to start the Towanda Elks Club where he went through all the chairs and was a Charter member and still cherished the place. He helped build the Towanda Club in Wysox. He started the first little league in Towanda. He was on the Towanda Borough Council for several years. Elwood was very active in the community and had several friends. In 1978 Elwood and his wife had decided to make a new venture in their lives and moved to Florida when they settled until their passing. While living in Florida, Elwood and Hazel went to Clown School and became certified clowns where they went to different children's hospitals entertaining the sick children. He opened up his own car lot and still sold cars. Finally after doing this for so many years it was time to travel so they bought a fifth wheel and traveled all over the states staying in many campgrounds, still entertaining and meeting many friends. In 2015 Elwood decided it was too much traveling back and forth to Towanda where he stayed with his daughter, Lana Jean and husband, Barry due to poor health. They all decided to go back to Florida and Lana and Barry would care for him. Elwood is survived by his daughter, Lana Jean Priest (Barry), Altoona, Fla.; son, Thomas Spencer (Judy), Illinois; step-daughter, Laura Taylor (David), Arizona; step-sons, Guy Farrell (Terry), Orlando, Fla., Michael Michael (Missy), Apopka, Fla.; brother, Jay Spencer, Towanda, Berneda Daly; 14 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. Elwood is predeceased by his loving wife, Hazel; sisters, Janice, Alberta, Cleone; parents, Jay and Minnie Spencer. There will be a memorial service at a later time in Towanda. –Towanda Daily Review 4/15/2016

MERTON CARL SPENCER, 35 of Ardmore, AL died January 17, 1990 in his residence. He was formerly from Troy, PA and had lived in Alabama for 13 years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Donna Jean Spencer; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Spencer, Elmira, NY; brother, Steve Spencer and sister, Dena Shiller, both of Elmira; paternal grandmother, Lillian Barton, Troy, PA. Services were held January 20 at the Taylor Funeral Home in Ardmore, TN. –Troy Gazette-Register 1/15/1990

GARY L. STAIR, 74, passed away on Monday, April 4, 2016 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. He was born on August 2, 1941 in Millville, PA to the late Edwin and Dorothy (Mordan) Stair. Gary grew up in Millville, PA and graduated from the Millville High School. After high school he attended Bloomsburg University and, upon graduation, moved to the Wyalusing area in 1963 where he was employed by the Wyalusing Area School District. Gary worked for the school district until his retirement in 2001. His responsibilities ranged from teaching to heading the A/V Department to information technology and maintaining the computer systems. During his years as a resident of Sugar Run, Gary enjoyed fishing on the Susquehanna River. Other interests included working with computers, drawing and cartooning. Gary is survived by his spouse Cindy Bird of Wyalusing, PA; a brother and his wife James and Patricia Stair of Bloomsburg, PA; and three nephews Tim, Danny and Tony. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, 155 Church St., Wyalusing, PA, at 4:00 PM with Rev. Beverly Murphy, a longtime friend and fellow high school teacher, officiating. Interment will be at a later date at the convenience of the family at the Kitchens Cemetery in Millville, PA. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the American Cancer Society, Wyalusing Relay for Life. c/o Amy Huffman, PO Box 217, Wyalusing, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 4/5/2016

CHARLES M. (CHUCK) STANTON III, age 79, went to be with his heavenly Father on April 24, 2016. He died peacefully at his home. He was retired the LA Dept. of Health & Human Resources. After he retired he became a volunteer reserve officer for the Baton Rouge City Constable's office for several years. He loved his volunteer work at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, as well as being a Marshall at City Park Golf Course. He was an active member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Chuck and his wife, Coleen have been active in many Catholic Church programs, including Marriage Encounter, Engaged Encounter and Retrovaile Ministries across a space of approximately 40 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Colleen; his son, Michael Stanton (Laurie); daughter, Dian Beary (Timothy); grandchildren, Patrick Stanton (Audra), Rebecca Smith (Andrew), Jared Stanton, Meagan Beary and Andrew T. Beary III and four great grandchildren; brother, James Stanton (Ola) and sister, Annette Bleecker. Preceded in death by his father and mother, Charles M. Stanton, Jr. and Margaret Duke Stanton. Visitation will be at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 9:00 a.m., followed by Mass at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, 4950 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, or St. Joseph Hospice, 17732 Highland Rd., Baton Rouge, LA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/3/2016

HIRAM R. STEVENS, 74, of Jenningsville, passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Dorothy Martin Stevens. He was born on January 20, 1942. Hiram was the son of Evelyn R. Stevens, of Jenningsville and the late Richard B. Stevens, grandson of the late Hiram and Bessie Stevens, all of Jenningsville. He attended Tunkhannock Area High School and retired from the family dairy farm in 1995, then later retired from Kane Warehouse. He loved farming, fixing tractors, was an avid collector of this, that, and junk, and above all else, loved his family. Hiram was a devoted Yankees fan and influenced many others to support such an amazing team. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend. Hiram’s children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were the pride of his life. There is nothing Hiram liked better than an interesting conversation with friends. He was an inspiration to all who knew him. He willingly volunteered his time to the Jenningsville United Methodist church and was the past president of the FWM athletic association, where he spent many years coaching and being a mentor to many fine young people. We are now rejoicing knowing he is at peace with his late son, Hiram Thomas Stevens, and late daughter Wendy Lee Stevens. He is survived by daughters Brigitte Stevens Meskers and her husband, Steve Meskers and Christine Stevens Slacktish, all of Dallas; also survived by his 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday APRIL 2nd at 11:00 AM at the Jenningsville United Methodist Church with Pastor Charles Bishop interment will be in North Flat Cemetery Laceyville. A viewing will be held on Friday evening from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc. 73 West Tioga St., Tunkhannock, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be mailed to the Jenningsville United Methodist Church c/o Cindy Robinson, 7056 SR 3001, Mehoopany, PA. The Stevens family would like to thank the Asera Care Hospice staff and nurses for their dedication and support. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brtozman

JOHN E. STEVENS, age 70, of Laddsburg, Pa., passed away at his home on Sunday, April 17, 2016. John was born on July 26, 1945, the son of the late Earl "Hootie" Stevens who passed away on Nov. 25, 1992 and Dorothy Ford Stevens who passed away on July 2, 2003. He attended the Wyalusing and New Albany high schools. He was the husband of the late Nancy V. Tuttle Stevens who passed away on July 20, 1991. John worked many jobs over the years but his passion was for truck driving and he last drove truck for McCarty Sawmill in Millville, Pa.John was a man who loved the outdoors, he enjoyed hunting and fishing as well as farming with his brother Elmer. He liked to watch rodeos and football, especially his favorite football team the Philadelphia Eagles. John liked to travel and drive around the country as well as going out for dinner. He was a joking man who enjoyed busting other people's chops. But most of all John liked spending time with his grandchildren and his dogs. John is survived by his daughters, Suzanne Mahoney and her husband Mike of New Albany, Pa., Patty Wulff and Dan Brown of Sugar Run, Pa., Barb Speary of Lost Lake, Pa., Kim Francis and her husband Bill of Edenton, N.C., Debra Harell and her husband Mike of Edenton, N.C., Mary Tobin and her husband Ron of Standing Stone, Pa., Laurie Brown of Monroeton, Pa.; son, Bob Fries and his wife Tammy of College Park, Ga.; and companion, Donna Molyneux of Laddsburg, Pa. Also surviving are his 21 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; brother, Elmer Stevens and wife Audrey of Laddsburg, Pa.; sister, Diana Brassington of Laddsburg, Pa.; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents and wife he was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Ann Marie Stevens who passed away on Jan. 25, 1968. Interment will be held at the Laddsburg Cemetery at a later date at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to a Cancer Society or cancer foundation of the donor's choice. Arrangements were entrusted with Sheldon Funeral Home, 155 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 4/19/2016

ERIC L. STRANGER, 65 of Elmira passed away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at the Arnot hospital. Eric was predeceased by his mother, Marie Hollenbeck; sister, Darlene Matthews. Eric is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Roxane Joris; siblings, Yvonne (Steve), Mark (Lisa), Sandy (Gene), Jackie (Berni), Roxy (Rick), Cindy (Mike), Pam (Jim) and Doug (Karen); sisters and brothers-in-laws, Mary (Tom), Christine (Tim) and Shaun (Laurie); several nieces, nephews and cousins; best friends, Floyd (Bonnie) and Ron; and loyal companion, Bianca the dog. A calling hour for Eric will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2016 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. with a service to follow immediately at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY. Rev. Jeannine Rosekrans will be officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/20/2016

DANIEL J. STURZEN, 54, of 5930 French Asylum Rd. Towanda Pa. passed away Friday morning, May 6, 2016 after a long fought battle with cancer. Born Nov. 24, 1961 in Towanda, Dan was the son of Annette and the late David Sturzen of Towanda. In 1974, alongside his parents and his brother Joe, Dan was instrumental in opening the family business, Sturzen Furniture, where Dan worked his entire adult life until failing health no longer allowed him to continue. He was a great asset to the family business and will be missed by his co-workers and customers. Dan graduated from Towanda High School in 1980. On Feb. 6, 1982 he married the former Patricia McDonald and together they raised their children and watched their family grow. Dan was a Mopar car enthusiast and, with his sons and grandchildren helping him, he spent his spare time restoring his 1967 Plymouth GTX, which was his families car growing up. Dan was a former member of the Towanda Elks Clug, Towanda Country Club and Bradford County Pool League. Dan was a very proud grandfather who adored all his grandchildren and took great joy in attending their athletic and school events and spending as much time with them as possible. Along with his wife and life partner Patty, Dan is survived by his sons, Daniel (Jeannie) Sturzen Jr. and Jeffrey (Julie) Sturzen, all of Towanda; daughter, Melinda (Mike) Cheresnowsky of Port Hueneme, Calif.; and his beloved grandchildren, Shelby, Daniel III, Vanessa, Madison and Lucas, all of Towanda. Dan is also survived by his mother, Annette Sturzen of Towanda; brother, Joseph (Mary) Sturzen of Athens, Pa.; nephews/co-workers, Joseph Sturzen Jr. and James Sturzen of Athens, Pa.; mother-in-law, Lois P. McDonald of Wysox; brothers-in-law, Michael McDonald of East Smithfield and Edward (Pam) McDonald Jr. of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; sisters-in-law, Terry (Ken) Fritschman of Liberty Corners, and Helen (Lindsey) Chamberlain of Allis Hollow and numerous nieces and nephews. Dan was predeceased by his father, David Sturzen in Oct. 2008; father-in-law, Edward McDonald in Aug. 2004 and-sister in-law, Lois M. McDonald in April 2013. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2016, with a memorial service to follow at 4 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Officiating will be Pastor Timothy Geiger. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, PA or to the Geisinger Oncology Dept., Geisinger Medical Center, 100 North Academy Drive, Danville, PA in Daniel J. Sturzen's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 5/8/2016

DENNIS SWEENEY, 74, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2016 at his home on Seneca Lake, NY. Family, Friends, and Fellow Fire Fighters are welcome to attend a celebration of Dennis' life on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Belhurst Castle in 4069 W Lake Rd, Geneva, NY from 1:00-5:00 pm, with a ceremonial tribute beginning at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Retired Professional Fire Fighter's Cancer Fund, 4 Loretta Drive, Binghamton, NY. Dennis was born March 10, 1942 in Elmira, NY, to Clarence and Madeline (Meade) Sweeney. He graduated from Elmira Southside High School in 1961. He earned an associate's degree in Business Administration and Fire Technology from Corning Community College, a bachelor's degree in History from Elmira College and a master's in Education from Elmira College. Dennis joined the Elmira Fire Department in 1968. He spent 36 years at the department before his retirement in 2004. For the past 16 years he was the New York State Professional Fire Fighter Association's Health and Safety Coordinator. He served on the Elmira Fire Department's Labor/Management Committee, was the Employee Assistance Program representative, held an appointment to the Chemung County Local Emergency Planning Committee, served as the International Association of Fire Fighter's health and safety representative for New York and New Jersey, and was coordinator of the Fire Protection Technology Program at Corning Community College. Dennis held several positions with the New York State Professional Fire Fighters Association including Vice President of the Fourth District, Health & Safety Committee member, and his most recent position of Health & Safety Coordinator. He loved travel and socializing with countless friends and relatives, especially with his loving wife Bonnie by his side. There were always many laughs and memorable stories when Denny was in the room. He was known for his quick-witted teasing of others and continual humorous antics. Throughout his life, he was an avid reader, music enthusiast, and enjoyed playing, coaching, and watching sports. Dennis is survived by his wife of 52 years, Bonnie; 3 sons, Brian (Priscilla) Sweeney; Michael (Tara) Sweeney; and John (Nicole) Sweeney; 4 grandchildren, Ryan Sweeney, Erin Sweeney, Nina Huang, and Lauren Huang; 3 brothers, Martin, Timothy, and Paul (Maureen) Sweeney; 2 sisters, Michaeline Sweeney and Kathy (Brian) Meck and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many caring friends. Arrangements were entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home 36 Water St. Dundee, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/8/2016

SZERWIEL –DENISE E. (SZERWIEL) GARDNER, 61, of Towanda, Pa., passed away with her family by her side following her courageous battle against cancer on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. She was born September 6, 1954 in Somerville, NJ the daughter of the late John and Pauline (Semuta) Szerwiel. Denise was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She worked as a machinist at Ingersoll Rand in Athens for many years. When her sons were in school, Denise and her husband, Jack, never missed their sporting events. No matter the distance, they were in the stands with their voices cheering them on. She took great pride in sewing, quilting, crocheting and gardening. She loved cooking, especially for her family and friends. Denise will be remembered for her big heart, reaching out to others, and willingness to do anything for anyone. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She is predeceased by her parents and brother, Alex Szerwiel. Denise is survived by her loving husband of 39 years Jack at home; her beloved sons and daughters-in-law: Richard and Kierstin Gardner of Athens, Pa., and Alex and Sarah Gardner of Avon, Ohio. She will be missed by her grandchildren: Raven, Ashton, Timothy, Hudson, and William; her sister and brother-in-law, Sheila Ann and Roy Reynolds of Alvarado, Texas; and her sister Nadene Szerwiel of Manville, N.J. She is also survived by her aunt Tina Semenkow of Camp Hill, Pa. and several nieces and nephews, and numerous cousins. A Celebration of Denise's Life will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA with Pastor Zach Labagh officiating. –Towanda Daily Review 4/4/2016

TALADAY –GAIL L. TALADAY MARACLE, 69, of Waverly passed away on Monday, May 23, 2016 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her parents, Leo and Julia Taladay; sisters, Sandy Morley, Judy Crossett, and Jesse Kerschen; life partner, Nyle Osgood. Gail is survived by her daughters, Dayna (Dwayne) LaFritz of Sayre, and Diana (Travis) Sheffler of Waverly; six grandchildren, Nolan Sheffler, Katie and Taylin LaFritz, Kyle and Kodi Bennett, and Shane LaFritz; and a great granddaughter, Allia Bennett. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who devoted her life to caring and helping others. She spent her retirement watching her grandson. She enjoyed weekly visits to Elderwood visiting with the residents. A time of gathering for friends and family will be held on Friday, May 27, 2016 from 3 to 4 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly. A party to celebrate Gail will be held on Friday, May 27, 2016 at 6:00 PM at J.E. Wheelock Hose Co., 217 Frank St., Sayre, PA. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

ROLAND W. THOMAS, 90, of Lowman, NY passed away on Friday, May 13, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Roland was predeceased by his loving wife; Dorothea Thomas (Chilson) of 54 years in 2005; children, Sharon St. Pierre and Roland J. Thomas; parents, Jacob A. and Elsie Shelanskey Thomas; and sisters, Joyce Latini and Greta Flanagan. Roland is survived by a daughter, Linda Buckley; son-in-law, Richard (Cindy) St. Pierre; grandchildren, Kevin and Jared Peel, Nichole and Matthew St. Pierre and several nieces and nephews. Roland was a 1942 graduate of Waverly High School. He proudly served in the US Airforce in the American Theatre during WWII from '44 to '46. He was a 1953 graduate of Cornell University with a B.S. in Agriculture. Roland was a lifelong farmer and purchased a farm in 1953 in Lowman, NY consisting of dairy, livestock, a variety of crops and topsoil. He was a lifetime member of Chemung County Farm Bureau working as an insurance agent for Farm Family from 1971 through 1988. He retired in 1996 from the USPS after 19 years of dedicated work as a rural mail carrier in Lowman and Wellsburg, NY. Roland was awarded the NYC Archaeological Council Founders Award in 1998 for his dedicated support and generosity of archaeology for many years. Roland enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was a loving father, grandfather and friend. He will be greatly missed by all. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Roland J. Thomas Scholarship Fund C/O STC BOCES TNA Memorial, 459 Philo Road, Elmira, NY. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY. A funeral service celebrating Roland's life will be held on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with a burial to follow in the Riverside Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/15/2015

TILLOTSON –ERNESTINE HERMAN, 89, wife of the late Lloyd Herman and long-time resident of the Canton area, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 6 2016 at the Bradford County Manor in Burlington. Ernestine Tillotson Herman was born on Bennett Hill, Canton Township on December 13, 1926. She was one of nine children of the late Paul and Maude (Wilcox) Tillotson. Ernestine graduated from Canton High School in 1944. She was married to Lloyd for over 36 years until his passing on Nov. 9, 2004. Ernestine was blessed with a strong work ethic all her life. She was employed by Canton’s Swayze Folding Box Co. until its closure, was a cook at the Lantern Restaurant and Grill and retired from Canfords Manufacturing. Ernestine was a talented artist, a wonderful cook and, in earlier years, she was an avid bowler. She enjoyed drawing and painting art work, crocheting and gardening. Ernestine attended several area churches over the years. Surviving is her daughter-in-law, Janie Slocum of Roaring Branch, two grandchildren; Mike Slocum of Roaring Branch and Alisha Ragan of Canton, five great grandchildren; Shaina Slocum of Canton, Josh Slocum of Cogan Station, Chantel Evertsen of Odessa, NY, Gabe Ragan of Bangor, PA and Zack Ragan of Canton, two sisters and a brother; Ella Mae Yaggie, Annalee Wright and Lewis Tillotson; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband Lloyd, she was predeceased by her son, Ron Slocum and five siblings; Aleatha Wright, Morille, William, Leon and Dean Tillotson. In keeping with Mrs. Herman’s wishes, there will be no public services at this time. –Funeral home obituary

RICHARD CHARLES TINGLEY, 49, of South Montrose, PA passed away, Thursday, April 14, 2016 at VNA Hospice Unit at Geisinger CMC, Scranton, PA. Born May 6, 1966 in Montrose, PA, he was the son of Katholeen [MacNeal] Tingley and the late Albert James Tingley. He was a quarryman most of his life. Besides his mother, survivors include his step mom, Susan Tingley-Rhinevault of Montrose, PA, sisters & brother-in-law, Jennifer Tingley-Youngs of Buckeye, AZ, Denelle & Anson Myers of Montrose, PA, niece, Jenna, aunts, uncles & their families, Pat Gleeson, Tom & Evelyn Foster, John & Dawn Wilson, Rose & Gary Barnhart. Besides his father, he was predeceased by his grandparents. A gathering will be held at 10 AM, Saturday, April 16, 2016 at The County Seat Tavern, Maple Street, Montrose, PA. In honor of his mother, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Greater Pennsylvania, 2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA. Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose, PA has been entrusted with the arrangements. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

VANDERPOOL –LEONA L. VAN NESS, 100, formerly of Athens, Pa., went peacefully in her sleep to be with the Lord on Thursday night, March 31, 2016. Leona will be remembered for her kind and gentle spirit, as a friend to everyone she met. To the last day, Leona always had a genuine smile to share. Daughter of Pearl and Sherman Vanderpool, Leona was born in Homets Ferry, Pa., on Aug. 11, 1915. She was co-owner with her husband, James Van Ness, of the Tioga Point Hotel in Athens, Pa., for many years. At the time of her death, Leona resided at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Guthrie Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa. Her survivors include a son, Robert (Amy) Vanderpoel, and daughter-in-law, Susan Van Ness. Also, she is survived by grandchildren: James (Karen) Vanderpoel, Sherry (George) Kuzma, Tina (Jim) Giblin, Toni (Jay) Meadows, TJ (Viktoria) Vanderpoel, James and Melissa Van Ness, and Brandee Stone. Her dear surviving great-grandchildren are: Nicholas Zareski; Melissa (David) Evans; Gena, Tori, and Joshua Vanderpoel; Derek (Melissa) Giblin and Dillon Giblin; Austin and Megan Meadows; Kyri, Ava, and Savik Vanderpoel; James, Loretta, Dennis, and Alexis Van Ness; Katie (Doug) Jones; Christopher Stone and fiancée Kristen, and Cody Stone. Leona's great-great-grandchildren are: Keisha, Trinity, and Lucas Stone; Kayden and Peyton Van Ness; and Zoe Rose and Lily Evans. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, Leona was preceded in death by her siblings, Josephine McMorran, Ruth Johnson, Lawrence Vanderpool, twins Betty Walker and Edward Vanderpool, Mary Benjamin, Helen Vanderpool, and Anna Hadlock. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 4, 2016 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home at 217 York Avenue, Towanda, PA. A funeral service will be held at noon on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home. –Towanda Daily Review 4/3/2016

WILLIAM H. WALLACE, III, 72, of Montrose, PA, passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2015 after an extended illness in the presence of his loving family, at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore, PA. He was born on April 6, 1943 in Norristown, PA to the late William H. Jr. and Letitia C. (Hynes) Wallace. His wife of 48 years, Stella D. (Mrofcza) Wallace predeceased him. William is survived by his two sisters and brothers-in-law, Carole and Donald Hibbard, Montrose, PA, Joyce and Paul Jennings, Montrose, PA, sisters-in-law and spouses, Fran and Walt Lewis, Newark, DE, Clara Carey, Clarks Summit, PA, special nephew, Andrew Arnold, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was also predeceased by his half-brother, Donald G. Wallace. Bill grew up in Collegeville, PA and graduated from the Valley Forge Military Academy. He wore many hats, he worked and raised Thoroughbreds and he raced them at both Philadelphia Park and Delaware Park. He enjoyed farming and was also an auctioneer. He loved to laugh and had a lot of stories; he especially enjoyed sharing stories of his travel across the United States with his wife Stella. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially around the holidays. He was always a strong man and he raised his nephew Andy like his own son. Bill loved the Lord and attended the Dimock Community Church. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 5, 2015 at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, Montrose, PA, with the Rev. Richard Spering and Pastor Michael Jayne officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Rosencrants Cemetery, Dimock Twp., PA. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

JEREMY P. WANDELL, 39 - Born 03/03/1976 of Charlotte, NC formally of Elmira, NY passed away 5/1/2016 unexpectedly at home. Predeceased by grandparents Robert and Gloria (DeMark) Wandell, Ted and Wynena Conklin, And Cousin Robert (Bobby) Wandell. Survived by parents David & Jean Wandell, siblings, Jason, Chala, Joshua, & Quinten Wandell. Along with numerous aunts uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Heritage Funeral Home, Charlotte is handling the arrangements. Memorial to be held at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/2/2016

WARN –CLAUDIA PUTNAM, age 63, of Campbell, NY went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Claudia was born on March 1, 1953 in Suffern, NY. She was a graduate of Campbell High School, Corning Hospital X-Ray School, and the Bowman Gray School of Medicine for ultrasonography. She married Gary Putman on August 18, 1984 in Campbell, NY. She was employed by Corning Hospital / Guthrie Clinic for 36 years and the Bath VA Medical Center for 7 years. Her main interests and hobbies were being outdoors in the woods or at the lake, but more importantly her focus in life was her family. She is survived by her husband Gary; two daughters, Alyssa Putman and Cara (Brandon Smith) Putman; three sisters, Sharon (Mike) Blencowe, Deb (Mike) Camann, and Pam (Dave) Baker; brother, Rob Warn; sister-in-law, Pam (Jerry) McConnell; nieces and nephews, Jen (Tim), Kate (Eric),Jon (Missy), Joel, Jason (Katrina), Sarah (Brad), Nick (Ashley), Caleb, Travis, Landon, Lindsay (Josh), and Stephanie (Brandon); many great nieces and nephews; and her grand-dog, Sookie. Claudia was predeceased by her parents, Bruce and Laura (Austin) Warn. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, May 15th from 3 - 6 PM at Victory Highway Wesleyan Church, 150 Victory Highway in Painted Post where funeral services will follow at 6:00 PM with Pastor Paul Piraino officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery in Campbell. Memorial donations may be made in Claudia's name to the Finger Lakes SPCA, 7315 State Route 54, Bath, NY or to Wilmot Cancer Center, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY. Claudia's family entrusted her care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/13/2016

LEELEROY (LEE) WEAVER was born February 24, 1956, to the late Leroy Richard and Jeanne Weaver in Elmira, New York, and grew up in neighboring Horseheads. On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, the world lost a wonderful man and heaven gained one. Lee is survived by his beloved wife of 39 years, Rosemarie (Ro); daughter Ryan Wyrosdick (Chris) and three grandsons, Tyler, Christian, and Cameron; daughter Tara Hill (Tommy) and granddaughter Sawyer. Lee is also survived by his humungous and adoring extended family - his sister Linda Harland (Ernie), niece Jeanann and nephew Michael; Armand and Frances Cirulli; Jim and Linda Cirulli Burton; Bob and Debbie Chapman (Danielle, Kimmy); Joe Cirulli; Dan Cirulli and Brenda Monies; Mike Cirulli (Nicky, Marie); and Crissy Cirulli. We also lovingly acknowledge another brother and sister since childhood, Mike and Sheri Kline (Courtney, Mike, and Kyle). Lee graduated from Horseheads High School and Corning Community College. He was an avid athlete, including baseball, football, basketball and golf. He began his work life at New York State Electric and Gas. He went on to work at Hardinge Brothers locally, and then relocated with them to Pittsburgh and Boston. In his last move, he settled in Gainesville (FL) to join his extended family, first working as an employee and then owner of Mint Magazine. For so many of us, Lee was the epitome of a husband, father, son, papa, brother, uncle and friend. He will be remembered as one of the most kind-hearted, loving, helpful and downright funny humans to walk this earth. He loved his family (and new dog, Delilah) intensely, yet never met a stranger. He was larger than life and will be forever cherished. A celebration of his life will be held on Monday, May 9, at 3:00 p.m., at Grace at Fort Clarke United Methodist Church, 9325 W. Newberry Road, Gainesville. Pastor Rick Thompson will perform the service, assisted by Linda Cirulli-Burton. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your local American Heart Association. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/8/2016

 DONALD G. WILBUR, 84, formerly of Hallstead, entered into rest on March 24, 2016. He is the son of the late George and Dorothy Wilbur; and he was also predeceased by a sister, Marjorie Brown. Don is survived by wife, Retta, Slidell, La.; daughter, Saundra and Alan Zerenguie; grandsons, Alan and Andrew, all of Slidell, La.; brother, James and Michael Wilbur; niece and nephews, James, Scott, and Janille; a sister, Phyllis and Gerald Caffrey; niece, Rebecca and David Williams; nephew, Jeffrey and Ellen Brown; great nieces, Megan and Mitch Less and Jessica and Jay Zawisky; great nephews, Jeffrey and Kate Brown and Zachary Brown and Jackie; and an aunt, Jeanette Decker, Greene, N.Y. Donald worked very hard throughout his life despite of his handicap. His sense of humor stayed with him throughout his life. He retired from Blue Ridge High School, after 20 years of service as a custodian, of which he was very proud. The family wishes to thank the amazing staff of Barnes-Kasson SNF. We can't express our gratitude enough for everything they've done for Don. A private graveside service will be held in Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Inc. –Susquehanna County Independent 3/30/2016

DARCY LUKE WILCOX of Shelby, Ala. passed away Tuesday April 26, 2016 while surrounded by family at his home. He was 54. Darcy was born Dec. 21, 1961 in Sayre, Pa. He was the son of Robert and Marilyn (Greene) Wilcox of West Franklin. Darcy was raised on a horse farm in West Franklin, Pa. He graduated from the Towanda High School with the class of 1980. Darcy served in the Armed Forces. He worked for Main Line Heating & Air Conditioning, Pelham, Ala., for several years. Darcy enjoyed going to flea markets and antique car shows. Riding his motorcycle on the back roads looking at the "lay of the land" was a favorite pastime of his. Spending time with his many friends and family was a "must" for Darcy, as he loved to visit. Darcy is survived by his wife Lori of Shelby Ala.; children, Ashley Moats and Justin Moats of Shelby Ala.; grandsons, Joey Blackburn and Eli Blackburn of Shelby, Ala; his mother Marilyn Wilcox of West Franklin; brothers, David Wilcox and Damon Wilcox of West Franklin and Denis Wilcox of Columbia Cross Roads; sister, Donna Wilcox of West Franklin; as well as aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Wilcox of West Franklin, and his sister Doris Marie Wilcox. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements were completed by the Bolton Funeral Home, Columbiana, Ala. –Towanda Daily Review 5/45/2016

DARIN LANE WILCOX of Mount Laurel, N.J., passed away suddenly Thursday, March 17, 2016 at his home. He was 55.Darin was born in Sayre, Pa., and had been a longtime resident of the Masonville section of Mount Laurel, N.J. Darin was raised on a horse farm in West Franklin where he developed his lifelong love of horses and all animals. He raised Australian Shepherd dogs with two of them becoming champions. He graduated from the Towanda High School with the class of '79.He was a jet propulsion mechanic in the USAF and the USAFR for 37 years where he worked on multiple types of aircraft and jet engines and received many awards and decorations, reaching the rank of Master Sergeant. He was also an air reserve technician civilian employee of the Air Force, from which he was due to retire next month. As an air reserve technician, Darin supported his local VFW Post and was also a longtime member of AFGE Local 1778 at Joint Base MDL. Darin was well known in the Air Force for his knowledge and expertise as a jet engine mechanic. When no one could figure out the problem, the other mechanics called Darin, whether they were here in the U.S. or overseas in the desert. Darin was a "jack of all trades" and helped everyone. He would do odd jobs for neighbors and friends. He fixed anything and everything. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, cousin, friend and neighbor who will be deeply missed by all. Darin is survived by his wife, Carol; his daughter and son-in-law, Jodie and William Kavanah; his mother, Marilyn Wilcox; his brothers, David, Denis, Damon, Darcy (Lori); his sister, Donna Wilcox as well as aunts, uncles, several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Wilcox of Granville Summit, Pa., and his sister, Doris Marie Wilcox. A memorial service to celebrate Darin's life was held noon Thursday, March 24, at the Lee Funeral Home, 317 High St., Mount Holly NJ. Interment will be at the Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown, with full military honors. Donations may be made in memory of Darin to either the Gift of Life, 401 N. 3rd St., Philadelphia, PA, The Maple Shade VFW Post 2445, 914 E. Main St., Maple Shade, NJ or to USO.org. Send condolences to: Ed Kaelin III, 317 High St., Mount Holly. –Towanda Daily Review 3/29/2016

THOMAS SCOTT WILCOX, 79, of Alpena, Boone Co., AR passed from this life of a broken heart on January 5, 2015. Tom was born in Troy, PA on August 15, 1935 to Ellsworth Wilcox and Alene (Shedden) Wilcox Patelunas. Tom attended school in Troy, PA. On July 15, 1955 Tom married the love of his life, Billie Bailey. After 59 years of marriage, Billie passed from this life, November 9, 2014 and left a void that Tom had no desire to overcome. Tom was also preceded in death a few weeks ago by his son, Terry Wilcox. Also preceding him in death was his parents, infant daughter, Jeanette, sister, Diane and brothers Russell and Don. Tom was an adventurous young man, traveling and working with the harvests at the early age of 14. As a young man he had been to all the western states with the exception of Utah, explaining that there were no crops to pick in Utah. While owning Wilcox Construction Company, Tom and Billie constructed many road and bridge projects. Tom worked many years in construction, he was a certified crane operator and was talented in operating all forms of heavy equipment. Tom taught his sons the value of hard work and both of them followed him into the construction industry. Tom enjoyed fishing and hunting. Tom will be forever loved and missed by his son, Gary and daughter-in-law Janet of Alpena, granddaughters, Angie and Phillip Napier, Christie and Byron Usrey, all of Alpena, Kala and Tim Shoemaker of Ozark, MO, Tara and Donald Coots of Buffalo, MO and Julie and Aaron Kelkhoff of Salt Lake City, UT, four great-grandsons and four great-granddaughters. Tom is also survived by a sister, Linda Mannion, a brother, Larry Wilcox, both of Elmira, NY, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law that were such an important part of Tom’s life, and many other relatives and friends. Celebration of Life will be 2:00 PM Thursday January 8, 2015 at Alpena Baptist Church with Freddy Blevins and Wesley Cantwell officiating Interment will follow at Alpena Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday January 7, 5-7 PM at Smith Family Funeral Home in Green Forest. Memorials may be made to Alpena Baptist Church, PO Box 130, Alpena, Boone Co., AR. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

MARK WILLIAMS, 54, of Bentley Creek passed away on March 28, 2016 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Mark was born on July 9,1961 in Sayre, Pa., to Leslie and Barbara (Joslyn) Williams. He attended Troy Area School and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and Nascar racing especially helping on the pit crew of his father's modified race car. He worked at Bryan's in East Smithfield until failing health would no longer allow him to work. Mark is survived by his wife, Arlene (Jones) Merrick, and daughter, Miranda Williams, at home; daughter, Niki (Lonni) Craw; and granddaughters, Katie and Kristin of Sandy Creek, N.Y.; two stepsons, Jimmy (Nichole) Harris of South Carolina and Michael (Annette) Merrick of Erin, N.Y.; his parents, Leslie and Barbara Williams of Mountain Lake; one sister, Dianne (Keith) Muir also of Mountain Lake; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded by two brothers, Dale in 1981 and Michael in 1986. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 1,2016 at the United Methodist Church in East Smithfield with Pastor Vern Jackson presiding. Donations can be made to one's choice in Mark's name. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of The Thomas Cremation and Funeral Service, 1297 Elmira St., Sayre, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 3/31/2016

WOOD –JUDITH JAYNES age 76, born March 7, 1940 in Horseheads, NY and a resident of Southport, NY for 44 years went to be with her Lord after a 2 ½ year battle with Breast Cancer. She retired from Elmira City School district after 22 plus years of service. Judy was predeceased by her father and mother, Norman and Edith (Miller) Wood, Her mother and father in law, Leon and Blanche (Webb) Jaynes, Aunt Ruby Miller, brothers, Richard (Dickie) Wood, Franny (Norman) Wood, sister Norma Costello, and brother in law Donald Baxter. She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years Ramon E. Jaynes, 2 daughters Cheryl Marshall (Dale Fayerweather) and Candice Jaynes (Zach Bixby), 5 grandchildren, Patrick Marshall (Kayla Mallacoccio), Trevor (Antonella) Marshall, Christopher (Nichole) Hyjek, Caleb Hyjek and Abigail Marshall, and 7 great grandchildren, Samuel, Benjamin, Ezra, Rowen, Logan, Jaxon Marshall, and Mantle Hyjek. Brother Robert (Marie) Wood, Roger (Sandy) Wood, sisters, June Baxter, Roberta Mullins, and Gloria Rusin, sister in laws, Marylou (Bob) Sardo and Jean Wood, many nieces and nephews, Her lifelong friend Lorraine (Gene) Buholski and best friend and shopping buddy Debbie (Jim) Kremer. She attended Big Flats Wesleyan Church and a 50-year member of Oakwood United Methodist Church. She loved spending time with family and friends. She was truly gifted in her creating of hand crafted greeting cards and enjoyed many years of ceramics. She was an avid golfer who enjoyed golfing with her husband and her golf league of girls from Broadway Middle School. She truly enjoyed their summer camp at the lake each year. Family and Friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave, Elmira, NY Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Funeral Services celebrating Judy Jaynes life will immediately follow at 6:00 PM, Pastor Alex Ruffer will officiate. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials in Judith Jaynes name to American Cancer Society, 1120 Goodman St, South Rochester, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/15/2016

STUART W. WOOD, age 78, of Gillett, PA passed away Sunday, March 27, 2016 at the Rochester General Hospital. Stuart was born October 4, 1937 in Solon, NY son of the late Clayton E. and Edith P. (Storey) Wood. Following school, he entered the United States Air Force and served from 1955 to 1958 at Otis Air Force Base. He was a born salesman who sold everything from rags and paper in his youth to horses, cars and furnaces. He operated many automobile dealerships in New York and Pennsylvania since 1958, having owned and operated Stuart Wood Sales on Centerville Road, Ridgebury Township, PA for the past 20 years. He was fondly known as "The Working Man's Friend". Survivors include his wife of 33 years Bettina "Tina" Wood of Gillett, and their children, Heidi Wood (Brandon Cleary) of Elmira and Heather Wood (Roberto Ciuro) of Elmira. He is also survived by his previous wife, Ruth Wood, mother of his children Diane (Jerry) Nachtrieb of Homer, NY, Stuart (Carol) Wood, Jr., of Moravia, NY, Daniel Wood of Moravia, NY, Mark (Lynette) Wood of Moravia, NY, Alan (Kim McIntyre) Wood of Cottage Grove, WI, Joanne (William) Badman of Moravia, NY, 12 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, a sister Agnes Wood of Cortland, NY, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Also surviving is Stuart's canine companion "Molly". Stuart was predeceased by his parents and siblings, Betty Mortis, Clayton "Tink" Wood, George Wood, Louise Guernsey and Ella Wood. Stuart's life was filled with his family and many friends and he enjoyed spending time at his cottage on Lake Ondawa. Stuart was also a life member of the Ridgebury Sportsman Club. The family would like to invite you to help celebrate Stuart's life on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the Regal (R3), 2447 Corning Road, (Miracle Mile) Elmira, NY from 4 to 7 PM. A service to honor his life will be held at 6:30 PM with Rev. Micky Cavanaugh of the Gillett Baptist Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Stuart's memory may be made to the Moravia Rotary Club, P.O. Box 649, Moravia, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/30/2016

WOODWARD –BEATRICE RANDALL - On the morning of Tuesday, May 17th, 2016, well-known Canton resident Beatrice Carrie (Woodward) Randall passed away quietly with her beloved family at her side. She was 86 years of age. Born July 29th, 1929 in Ward Township Tioga County, she was the daughter of John and Minnie (Rudy) Woodward. She was married to Ollie David Randall with whom she raised three children. Ollie passed away in 2012. Throughout her adult life Beatrice worked outside the home as well as being a homemaker. She worked as a nurse’s aid, then as a machine operator for the former Belmar Company in Canton and later Canton Manufacturing. She was always an active person and enjoyed the company of family and friends. She also enjoyed gardening, baking, tending to her cats and feeding and watching the birds. She was known for being a caring and helping person, for her sense of humor and her outspokenness. She was a woman of faith, and attended various area churches with her family. Beatrice was persistent in her love and caring for others, even when they failed. Her love was unconditional.She is survived by her three children, Mary Brown, Katherine (& James) Barber and Daniel (& Rebecca) Randall, four grandchildren Harry (& Sara) Wolcott, Brenda Wolcott Sawtell, Dana Randall Kimble (& husband Levi), Brian Bacon. Also survived by Dana Kimble’s mother Carol Randall and Carol’s son, Bryson, as well as 14 great-grandchildren and longtime family friend Melodie Gum, as well as many nieces, nephews and other family and friends. She was preceded in death by sisters Leatha Kohler, Lealtha Dunbar, Leona Jenkins and Delores Sjoblom, brother, William Woodward, grandson Daniel Randall and parents John and Minnie Woodward. Visitation will be 5 O’clock P.M. Friday, May 20th, at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center Street, Canton. Service will follow at 6 o’clock with Pastor Mike Giaotti officiating. –Towanda Daily Review 5/19/2016

YATES –EDNA MAY YATES GROVER - On the evening of Sunday, April 17, 2016, Edna May Yates Grover, 77, passed away with her loving family by her side at the home of her daughter Mary, with whom she has resided since 2003. Edna was born in Towanda on Oct. 12, 1938, the youngest daughter of Freeman and Abbie Vanderpool Yates. Edna loved caring for people and was employed as a certified nursing assistant at the Bradford County Manor for many years and also at the Smith Personal Care Home. She loved reading, playing games on her computer and attending penny socials with her cousins, Shirley and Barbie Vanderpool. She is survived by her daughters, Abbie Landmesser of Athens, Ga., Carrie (Jamie) Grover of Wysox, and Mary (William) Mulcahy of Towanda; sisters, Mary Smith and Carrie (Charles) Johnson; granddaughters, Krissa (Victor) Westbrook, Angel (Eric) Cassellbury, Sara (Chris) Bailey, Leslie (Ron) Burlingame, Maranne (Steve) Grate and Joane (Todd) Taylor; grandsons, Jeffery (Amber) Mueller, Josh (Mary) Mulcahy and Jacob (Chelsey) Mulcahy; great-grandchildren, Dakota (Orione), Mahala, Harli, Skyler, Kaleb, Kasyn, Wyatt, Rayden, Breanna, Addison, Sghylas, Makadyn, Michael and Johnny. Edna was preceded in death by her parents, Freeman and Abbie Vanderpool Yates; her husband, Ray T. Grover, son-in-law, Randy Landmesser; grandson, Ron Grover, great-great-grandson, David Westbrook; great-granddaughter, Brynne Burlingame; many sisters and brothers-in-law; and a very special friend, Nellie Soulsby. The family extends a special thank you to Tanya Finnerty and Chelsey Mulcahy for the loving care they provided Edna during her illness. Edna was a loving and caring woman who loved her daughters and grandchildren with all her heart. She will be greatly missed by all. Abiding with Edna's request, there are no calling hours or funeral services. A service to honor Edna's life will be announced at a later date. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda is assisting Edna's family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 4/19/2016

YONKIN –JOANNE E. YONKIN PECK, 65, of Silver Lake Twp., PA passed away peacefully, Thursday, March 31, 2016 at her home. Born February 13, 1951 in Binghamton, NY, she was the daughter of the late Edward Sr. and Faye E. [Pennell] Yonkin. Joanne worked for over 20 years at McIntosh Laboratories and before her retirement she was employed by UHS for 8 years as a Nurse’s Aide. She was a member of Lawsville Free Methodist Church.Joanne enjoyed her flower gardens and fishing but most importantly spending time with her family. Survivors include her loving husband, Henry "Hank" L. Peck of Silver Lake Twp., PA, sons & daughter-in-law, Roger A. & Angela Millard of Susquehanna, PA, Randy Millard of Lawsville, PA, grandchildren, Taylor, Ashley & Noah, sister, Roxanne Custer of Montrose, PA, Russell & Robin Harrison of Hallstead, PA, brothers & sisters-in-law, Edward Jr. & Pat Yonkin of Friendsville, PA, Larry & Donna Yonkin of Chuluota, FL, Allen & Delores Yonkin of Brackney, PA, Timothy Yonkin of Hallstead, PA, numerous nieces & nephews. Besides her parents she was predeceased by a niece & nephew, Larry Yonkin Jr. & Nikki Jo, sisters-in-law, Darlene & Shirley Yonkin. Memorial Service: 11 AM, Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose, PA. Calling Hours: 2 hours prior to the services at the funeral home. Instead of flowers memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 712 South Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA. –Contributed by Carol Brotzman

YOUNG –BETTY TAYLOR, 71, of Huntersville died Saturday, May 7, 2016 at The Gatehouse. Born January 22, 1945 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Charles C. and Anna B. (Day) Young. She married George Joseph Taylor and together they celebrated 52 years of marriage. Betty was a graduate of Loyalsock High School, and attended Lock Haven University. She was also a member of the Church of the Resurrection, Muncy. Betty enjoyed reading and travelling with her husband worldwide. She will always be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by a daughter, Kim Taylor of Hughesville; a son, David Taylor; two brothers, David A. (Linda) Young of Huntersville and Charles C. (Sherry) Young Jr of Hughesville; three grandchildren, Cameron and Morgan Taylor both of Huntersville, and Thomas Cockrum of Hughesville; and a great-grandson, Cameron Taylor Jr. A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11 a.m. Friday, May 13 at Church of the Resurrection, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy, with Rev. Glenn McCreary officiating. Burial will follow in Huntersville Trinity Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 12 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, and from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday May 13, at the Church of the Resurrection. Immediately following the graveside committal service, all are invited to a dinner celebration at the Spartan Pub, 104 N. Main St., Hughesville. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Church of the Resurrection, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy, PA, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN or to the charity of your choice. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

PHYLLIS ZIMMER, 86, of Waverly, N.Y., passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at the Elderwood Health Care Center in Waverly. She was born Dec. 21, 1929 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Catherine (Middaugh) and George Zimmer. Phyllis graduated from Waverly High School and retired from the Tioga General Hospital, where she worked as a housekeeper for many years. Surviving her are her nieces Shirley (Leo) Minier, Josephine Seymour, both of Waverly, and Sharon (Brad) Appleton, of Elmira, as well as several other nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her brother Cy Zimmer and her sister Pearl Sherman. A graveside service will be announced at a future date. Arrangements are with the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly, N.Y. –Sayre Moming Times 4/14/2016

MICHAEL ‘MICKEY’ ZUZOCK JR., 69, of Salisbury, N.C., passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2016, at his home. He is preceded in death by his father, Michael Zuzock, Sr., mother, Mary Margaret VanSyckle Zuzock and sister, Mary Ellen Rose. Born on Sept. 20, 1946, Mickey was an avid sports enthusiast. During his school years he played football, baseball, basketball, ran track and played in a Drum & Bugle Corp. After serving in the U.S. Army in Vietnam, Mickey then went on to coach girls' softball and basketball, garnering several championship trophies. He also kept busy working with school marching bands and color guard teams in La Porte, Ind., and Sayre, Pa. Mickey was also recognized in local papers for his skill in keeping sports stats books. He was known as the "Great Stats Man."Mickey lived a full life, including singing with the Rivieras, being a police officer/prison guard and owning the 4 M's Tavern in Waverly, N.Y., with his parents. He was also a devoted animal lover, feeding strays/wild animals from his porch and donating to all charities. Those left to cherish his memory are his sister, Kathleen Ferguson of Wyalusing Pa.; his brother, Gerry Zuzock of La Porte, Ind.; a daughter, Conney Lemke of Huntersville, N.C.; a son, Michael Zuzock III of Hamlet, Ind.; along with nieces, Kathy, Cheryl and Natalie; and nephews, Tim and Lowell; six grandchildren, Danielle and Brianna Lauzon, Dalton Eggers, Ethan Lemke, Jessie Pierce and Skyler Zuzock; six great-grandchildren, numerous cousins, aunts and uncles. Services will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, March 28, 2016 at the Salisbury National Cemetery, 202 Government Rd., Salisbury, NC. Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Zuzock family. –Towanda Daily Review 3/26/2016
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?. –BETTY LOU G. KILBURNE of Wellsburg, NY passed away on April 2, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Betty was predeceased by her daughter, Sandra Ferris; grandsons, Joseph and Michael Ferris; great-granddaughters, Abby and Paetyn. She's survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Roger E. Kilburne; children, Cindy (Michael) Keister and Philip (Michael) Moss; grandchildren, Lucretia (Dale Jr.) Hoffman, Shawn (Rachael) Keister and Christopher (Candace) Keister; and 10 great-grandchildren. As per Betty's request there will be no services. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/4/2016
 

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