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ARNOLD –SAMANTHA LYNN CRANE - "If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again." –Unknown. Samantha Lynn Arnold ("Sam," "Scooter," "Skinny"), 20, of Burlington, Pa., passed away suddenly on Sunday July 3, 2016. She blessed her parents, Jamie and Brenda Arnold, with her presence on March 15, 1996 in Towanda, Pa. She graduated from Troy High School, Troy, Pa., in 2014. Samantha had many hobbies. She enjoyed camping and trail-riding with the love of her life, David Crane, who she referred to as "Babe." She also enjoyed horseback riding, photography, drawing, spending time with Luna, her African Gray bird, and Poppy, her chihuahua. Samantha was blessed with a large family. In addition to her loving parents, she is survived by her older brother, Jamie Arnold Jr., U.S. Army Specialist; younger sister, Allison May; and beloved nephew, Jacob Lee Arnold, all of Burlington, Pa. She is also survived by grandparents, Jackie Case of Burlington, Pa., Gloria (Clarence) Sibley of Wysox, Pa., and Ronald (Dawn) Walker of Wysox, Pa.; aunts and uncles, Jerry (Lorraine) Ackley of Burlington, Pa., Susan (Jim) Williams of Canton, Pa., Kristie Arnold of Towanda, Pa., Tony (Colleen) Arnold of Carlisle, Pa., Joel (Susan) Arnold of Scranton, Pa., Loretta (Tommy) Cameron of Shoreview, Minn., Bobby Jo (Chris) Brown of Sayre, Pa., Ryan (Ashley) Walker of Towanda, Pa., David Spencer Jr. of Wysox, Pa., Daniel Walker of Wysox, Pa., Amy (Terry) Reed of Wysox, Pa., Kelly (Joel) Chilson of Wyalusing, Pa., Eric (Shannon) Sibley of Monroeton, Pa. and Aaron Sibley of Wysox, Pa.; as well as numerous cousins, extended family and friends. Samantha was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Virginia (Bailey) Chilson, Clyde Chilson Sr., and Donald (Margaret) Walker; and grandfather, Ken Case. A celebration of Samantha's life service will be held at 6 p.m. on July 9 at her parents' home at 144 Oak Grove Road, Burlington, PA. All family and friends are welcome to come celebrate. –Towanda Daily Review 7/6/2016

ARNTS –CHARLOTTE LOVEJOY, 89, of Sayre, PA formerly of Athens, passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the Sayre Healthcare Center after a short illness. She was born on July 6, 1926 in Sayre, PA the daughter of Stanley and Gertrude Murray Arnts. Charlotte was a member of the Waverly Baptist Church. She was a former Volunteer at Guthrie Healthcare and for many years she and her husband Carl delivered for the Meals on Wheels program. Charlotte worked for many years for the Blue Swan Mills in Sayre and later worked in the offices at the Ingersoll-Rand, Athens, retiring after many years of dedicated service. She is predeceased by her husband Carl Lovejoy in 2004, father Stanley Arnts, mother Gertrude Fitzgerald, step-father Norman Fitzgerald, and step-sister Diane Bethards in 2016. Charlotte is survived by her brother-in-law Bob Bethards of CA, several nieces and relatives, close friend and caregivers Dan Leary and Lisa Kisel, and close friends and neighbors Gary and Mary Shangraw. At Charlotte’s request there will be no calling hours or services. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, PA. She will be buried beside her husband in Glenwood Cemetery in Waverly, NY at the convenience of family. Memorial donations may be sent in Charlotte’s memory to: Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

AXTELL –BEVERLY J. REED, 84, of Waverly passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at home, with her loving family by her side. She was predeceased by her parents, William A. and Dorothy L. Crouch Axtell; and husband, Allen C. Reed Jr. Beverly is survived by her children, Russell (Denise Allen) Reed of Waverly, and Laurie Shepard of Waverly; brother, Donald (Joann) Axtell of Oneonta; grandchildren, Robert Lake, Allen C. (Samantha) Shepard, Shawn (Cassandra) Shepard, Angel (Cathy) Lair, and Brandon Lake; great-grandchildren, Gabrielle, Zach, Pilar, Shai, Nik, Ryan and Frejya; niece, Jodi Axtell; and nephews, James and John Axtell; stepgranddaughter, Victoria (Steve) Farrar; and stepgreat-grandchildren, Eric, Justin, Aaron, and Emily. Beverly showed Shelties and Lhasa Apsos. She was a lifetime member of the Elmira Kennel Club and a member of A.S.S.A. A time of gathering will be held on Sunday, July 10, 2016 from 1-3 p.m. at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly. The family will have a time of fellowship and refreshments at Russell Reed's house immediately following calling hours. Memorial donations may be made in Beverly's name to the cause she deeply supported, D.E.L.T.A. Rescue, P.O. Box 9, Glendale, CA. –Sayre Morning Times 7/6/2016

DOUGLAS E. BACORN, 81, of Forksville, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 at his home. Born Sept. 20, 1934 in Sayre, he was a son of the late Rodney E. and Lucille E. (Nicoles) Bacorn. Doug served his country honorably in the U.S. Army, and was a member of the American Legion Post 601, Sonestown, and the A.J. Bird Memorial Post 384 V.F.W. New Albany. He was a life member of the Sullivan County Agriculture Society and enjoyed working at the Sullivan County Fair. Doug was employed for Warren Fiester as an auctioneer for many years. He was also employed at the former Baumunk Lumber Company, several other local sawmills, and retired from L&H Lumber after having worked there for over 10 years. Surviving are two sons, Richard L. (Robin Rexer) Bacorn of Forksville and Randy (Wendy) Bacorn of Monroeton; four brothers, Duane E. (Mary Ann) Bacorn of Dushore, Dean E. (Rebecca) Bacorn of New Albany, Dale L. (Daisey) Bacorn of Durbin, W.Va., and Hugh Conkright of Wellsboro; his companion of 22 years, Naomi C. Moon of Forksville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, with the Rev. William J. Hargenrader officiating. Burial will follow in Forksville Cemetery with graveside military honors accorded by the A.J. Bird Memorial Post 384 V.F.W. New Albany. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be sent to the A.J. Bird Memorial Post 384 V.F.W., P.O. Box 277, New Albany, PA or the Sullivan County Agriculture Society, c/o Jody Lambert, 512 Lambert Hill Road, Dushore, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 8/22/2016

NATHAN EUGENE BAILEY, 87, of Montour Falls and formerly of Alpine, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility. He was born in Van Etten at the home of his uncle George Staurowsky, on April 5, 1929, the son of the late George and Mary (Staurowsky) Bailey. As a child, Nate lived in Spencer. The family moved near Troy, PA for a few years, then on to Bellona. When he was about 16 years old, the family relocated to a small farm on East Hill Rd. in Spencer. Nate enlisted in the US Army in 1950, serving in the Korean Conflict as a Conductor on an ammunition train. After returning home from Korea, Nate married his sweetheart Harriet Jenkins in May 1953. He and Harriet lived in Elmira while Nate worked at the 7Up Bottling Company as a delivery driver for a few years. After starting a family, he and Harriet lived in Cayuta until 1965 then moved to Alpine. In the late 1950's, Nate's enthusiasm and work ethic earned him an offer from Stephens & Welty who owned a distributorship at the Elmira Bottling Company to drive, sell and deliver Pepsi-Cola. When a distributorship came up for sale several years later, Nate purchased it. His association with Pepsi-Cola and the Elmira Bottling Company lasted nearly 30 years until his retirement in the early 1980's. He and Harriet had separated in 1978 and eventually divorced in 1997. After retirement, Nate lived in Elmira and in Alpine, then settled in Kentwood, LA for about 15 years where he remarried. Upon his second wife's death, he returned to NY. Nate was a member of the American Legion and past member of both the Moose and the Elks. He was predeceased by his first wife, Harriet J. Bailey; his second wife, Dorthay (Hornbrook) Bailey; his siblings George Bailey, Harvey Bailey, Mary Lou (Bailey) Fink; and step siblings John Keenan and Marion (Keenan) VanDewark. Nate and Harriet had five children who survive him; Candis Bailey (Eric), Winona (Alan) Fisher, Nathan L. Bailey, R. Dana (Taina) Bailey, and Harris (Elaine) Bailey; a brother, Richard Bailey; eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 from 5-7 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. Military honors will be conducted at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours. Donations in Nate's memory may also be made to Seneca View Skilled Nursing Unit 1. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/26/2016

ELIZABETH BETTY “GUY” BALL born April 19, 1917 in Surry, New Hampshire, returned home July 5, 2016. She is predeceased by her parents Ernest and Victoria Ball of Surry, NH, brothers John, Weston and Herbert; sisters, Sarah, Gerry and Ruth. Sis is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Susie and David Rosplock of Elmira, who were her next door neighbors and caregivers for several years. She is also survived by her siblings; Lois, Bill (Joan), Sam (Julie), Shirley, Gerty (Paul), Patty, Edie (Bill), and Judy; along with many cousins, nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by her granddaughters, Jami Leveen, her husband Mark Mennuti, and their children, Maizy, Anna and Declan, who learned the importance of caring for and respecting the elderly during their visits from Haddonfield NJ; Emily Leveen Aguilar and husband Miguel from Miami FL; although far away, kept in frequent touch with Guy; Sara Elizabeth Leveen and her fiancé Ben Lowell from Brooklyn, NY who maintained a close relationship with Guy. Betty remained close to Sue's first husband David Leveen, his sisters, Amy and Ace and their families. David's parents Cy and Polly Leveen were her dear friends and neighbors for many years. Sis was born and raised in rural Surry, the eldest daughter of 15 children. She learned many skills early: loving, caring, cleaning, cooking, child care, (especially rocking the youngest baby), persistence, the importance of education, hard work, and doing it right. However, she always took time to have fun along the way. Betty moved to Elmira, graduating from the "old EFA" in 1939. Following graduation she worked at Eclipse, retiring after 35 years. While working she devoted her time to raising her daughter Susie who eventually learned the satisfaction of a job well done, the importance of education and how to be a great nurse, mother and a cook too! She loved her home at 613 College Ave., which she single handedly updated from 1952 until 2007. This was her dream home because it had a yard large enough to have a garden and close enough to "walk to town", because she never had her driver's license. An added plus was Arnot Park which gave Susie her love of swinging. While on College Ave. she was neighbors and a good friend of Cel Dobranski. Elizabeth's hobbies included gardening, always wearing a hat and canning her garden treasures. She had great patience for detail and intricate work. Her attention to detail allowed her to create beautiful art including tinting sepia photos with special oil paint applied with a small amount of cotton wrapped around a sharpened wooden match stick. She glazed beautiful ceramic pieces and hundreds of crafts while involved with Home Bureau. Every Friday evening, she and Susie walked downtown to the bank and then to pay the bills at Iszards, Rosenbaums, Gorton Coy, Petersons and always Deister and Butler. She loved to buy special gifts for her family and herself. Recently she spent a lot of time trying on her many rings which will be passed on to her granddaughters. Bob and Bruce Butler remained two of her favorite people. After the bills were paid, it was time to eat at the counter at Kresgees or Newberrys (the stools turned!) The walk home was topped off by a stop at the popcorn wagon for a bag of popcorn, with lots of butter, for a dime! Sometimes there was time for a movie at the Colonial, Capitol or Elmira Theater. When Mom and Susie returned home, the groceries they selected earlier at the A&P would be at the back door in a very large flour sack…simpler times! After retirement in 1975, she helped to care for her beautiful granddaughters. Her love, sweetness, kindness, common sense, patience and many talents influence their lives to this day. She volunteered at the Chemung County Historical Society for many years. Betty also had a special place in her heart for animals and loved her many cats since 1967. "Miss Kitty" is her current feline friend. Susie would especially like to thank her husband David who has been so supportive and understanding during the past couple of years during Guy's declining health and increasing dependence. David's dog "Lady" loved to visit Guy because there was always a biscuit involved. Family was of great importance to Sis. The Ball Family Reunion is held each year in August in Gilsum, NH, hosted by her sister Edie, and for many years she and Susie took the Greyhound bus to attend the reunion. Many family members have made the trip from New Hampshire to share in her birthday parties for the past several years, always brightening her days. On April 17, 2016 her 99th birthday was celebrated with a great party with friends and family. Her memory will live forever in our hearts. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W Water Street, Elmira, on Friday, July 8, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 6:15 p.m. to celebrate her life and share memories. If possible, please wear purple, and a hat. Donations may be made to the Chemung County Historical Society, 415 E. Water Street, Elmira NY. On August 20th, Sis will return to her beloved Surry. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/7/2016

BALON –ANN (BALON) KEENEY, 88, of Fellowship Community, Whitehall, formerly of Main Street, Northampton, PA, died Monday afternoon May 23, 2016 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Walter L. Keeney, whom she married on April 27, 1946. Born in Archbald, Lackawanna County, she was a daughter of the late John and Caroline (Mushorsky) Balon. Ann was employed as a seamstress for over 20 years by the former Cross Country Clothes- Botany 500 Group, Northampton. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. Survivors besides her husband, Walter, include daughter, Patricia A. Uivary of Northampton; sons, Donald L. and wife, Ginger, Harold M. and wife, Patsy, all ofWhitehall; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Mary, Jeanette and Cecila; brothers, John, Stanley and Joseph, and a grandson, Walter in 1996. Services were private and interment was in Fairview Cemetery, Cherryville Road, Northampton. Arrangements were entrusted to the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Lehigh Valley Unit, 3893 Adler Place, Bethlehem, PA. –Wyalusing Rocket 5/26/2016

FREDERICK S. ‘DUSTY’ BARBER JR. was born October 25, 1953 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Frederick S. and Pauline (Lockwood) Barber Sr., passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his beloved family at the age of 62. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Bonnie (Dupree) Barber; children, Ian (Adam DuBois) Barber of Corning, NY, Melissa Del-Mage of San Antonio, TX; sister, Judy (Wells) Stanzak of Lakeland, FL; niece, Jody (Randy) Patterson of Tampa, FL. He loved animals, especially his canine companions, "Lady" and "Shiloh". For 20 + years Fred worked for Brady Supply and for the last 7 years was an IT Manager for Amphenol Interconnect Products. "Dusty", as he was affectionately known by all, loved music, especially his guitars and his bands which included Triphammer, Flashback and Second Chance. He wrote, composed and produced his own music and had a state of the art studio in the basement of his home. His love of music was everything to him. In honoring Fred's wishes there will be no calling hours or funeral services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Lupus Foundation, 6800 Park Ten Blvd. Suite # 127, N. San Antonio, TX. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/14/2016

BAUMGARTNER –REBECCA DIANE VAN ALSTINE, 51, of Barton, NY passed away Sunday morning, July 3, 2016 at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY. Becky was born May 13, 1965 in Waverly, NY. She was the daughter of Frank W. and Wilma Shoemaker Baumgartner. She was a graduate of Sayre High School, class of 1983, and continued her education at Bloomsburg University where she graduated in 1987 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. During and after college, Becky served as a substitute direct care staff member at Martha Lloyd Community Services in Troy, PA and later became a full time program specialist at the Coppertree, remaining there for 30 years. Becky also served as a substitute elementary teacher for the Sayre and Athens School Districts in early years. Becky enjoyed the outdoors: going camping, raising cattle, sitting around campfires, and spending time at the lily pond in her back yard. Surviving is her fun-loving, devoted, and dorky husband, James R. Van Alstine whom she married on July 28, 1990. Also, her loving daughters, Sarah and Rachel Van Alstine, her caring mom, Wilma S. Baumgartner of Sayre, her siblings, Julianne Wright of Sayre, Marilee Brabson and husband George of Royersford, PA, Frank M. Baumgartner of Sayre, Eric Baumgartner and wife Tina of Fuquay-Varina, NC, Jeremy Baumgartner and wife Stephanie of Beaverton, OR, Libby Seyfried and husband Daniel of White Hall, PA, nieces and nephews, William "Billy" Wright, Evan and Sydney Brabson, Emma and Charlotte Baumgartner, Kiersten and Sean Baumgartner, Alanna, Leah, and Alexa Baumgartner, Matthew, Lindsey and Noah Seyfried, several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends and her canine companion Bella. She was preceded in death by her dad, Frank W. Baumgartner on March 4, 2015 and her brother-in-law, William “Bill” Wright on July 5, 2015. The family will receive friends Friday, July 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home 314 Desmond St. Sayre, PA. A mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, July 9 at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, S. Elmer Ave. Sayre, PA. Interment will be private in the Barton Cemetery, Barton, NY. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, 665 Elm St. Buffalo, NY or to any organization of your choice in Rebecca Van Alstine’s memory. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

JOHN F. ‘JOHNNY’ BEIRNE III, 65, of Williamsport and formerly of Towanda, passed away Monday, June 20, 2016, at Geisinger Medical Center after a brief illness. Johnny was born in Wilkes Barre, Pa., to Owen "Tom" Beirne and Teresa Finnen Beirne. He attended Coughlin High School in Wilkes Barre until his senior year when he moved to Alaska and graduated from West Anchorage High School. After high school, Johnny joined the United States Army and served two tours of duty with the 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam. Johnny remained active in the 1st Cavalry Division Association throughout his life. Johnny graduated from Mansfield University in 1984. Johnny is survived by his children, Erin Elizabeth Beirne and Ryan Patrick Beirne (Lindsey); his grandchildren, Alex Keegan Anspach and Kamden Delroy Swanger; an uncle, Patrick Leo Beirne (Carol) of Towanda; aunt, Helen Elezabeth (Betty) Barrett, also of Towanda; and numerous cousins. In addition to his parents, Johnny was predeceased by his stepmother, Dr. Helen Dittman Beirne; and his brother, Nick Fleenor who was KIA in Vietnam. He was also predeceased by his namesakes, Col. John F. Beirne of Towanda and Lt. John F. Beirne Jr. who was KIA in the Phillipines. In keeping with Johnny's wishes, there are no calling hours or funeral service. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Johnny's name to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS or the 1st Cavalry Division Association, 302 N. Main St., Copperas, TX. –Towanda Daily Review 6/24/2016

BENJAMIN –ALICE MAE BENJAMIN FOSTER, 63, of Wysox Township, Pa., passed away Tuesday morning, June 7, 2016 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Alice was born Jan. 4, 1953, in Towanda, Pa., the third of four daughters to Nathan L. "Nate" Benjamin Jr. and Viola Elliott Benjamin. She was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1971. Alice formerly served as manager of the Towanda Gun Club and Bradford County Sanitation Office and was later employed by Bradco Supply until her retirement.  Alice was a member of the Towanda Gun Club and the Haigh's Pond VFW Post. Alice loved spending time with her grandchildren and gatherings with family and friends at her family's beautiful location, known to many as "Nate's Pond" or "Benjamin's Lake," which was created and developed by her parents in the late 1950s. Alice always looked forward to "Girls Night" - dinner with high school friends each month. She also enjoyed photography, gardening, caring for her flowers, cooking, puzzles and Scrabble games with her sisters at the pond. She is survived by her husband of nearly 27 years, Gary R. Foster, whom she married on June 17, 1989 at the Wysox Presbyterian Church; sons, E.J. (Jocelyn) Flynn, and Nathan (Angie) Flynn; step son, Danny Foster; grandchildren, Dempsey, Grady, Edan, Karis, Dwyer, Kathryn, Bentley and Noah Flynn; sisters, Becky Alexander, Gaile (Eric) Kershner, Gwen (Chip) Lee, and Joan Taylor; sister-in-law, Cherie R. Foster; brother-in-law, Gregory (Rosemary "Pose") Foster; nephews, Jay Alexander, Todd Alexander, Ben Kershner, Greg and Cody Taylor; nieces, Julie Wickwire and Mindy Lee; uncle, Wilbur Elliott; as well as several great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, Nathan L. Benjamin Jr. on Aug. 13, 1998; mother, Viola Elliott Benjamin on Nov. 25, 2014; and a nephew, Justin Lee on May 19, 2007. All who knew Alice will remember her easy smile and quick sense of humor. She will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on July 9, 2016 at Benjamin's Pond, Liberty Corners, Pa. All who knew Alice are welcome to come and celebrate her life. Lunch and refreshments will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be directed to the Liberty Corners United Methodist Church in care of Jesse Newman, 991 Marcy Hill Road, Towanda, PA in Alice's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 6/15/2016

BIRDSALL –DONNA B. INMAN age 72, passed away after a short illness on Sunday, May 29, 2016. Donna was born in Harford Mills NY a daughter of the late Mary (Royce) and Stephen L. Birdsall. She is also predeceased by her siblings, Stephen Birdsall and Betty Bell, step-son, Patrick Shoemaker Inman Lyons and granddaughter Jocelyn Horton. Donna is survived by her loving husband of 43 years Edward L. Inman; children, and their families, Janielle L. and David Horton of Harford NY with children, Joelle (Bryan) Keible and Dustin (Alyssa) Horton; Valerie L. and Wayne Masiker of Lake Worth FL with sons, Nolan (Gabriela) and Justin; Scott W. and Jennifer Crispell of Berkshire NY with daughter Kimberly; Erika J. and Jay Collins of Horseheads, with daughters, Kali Gonzalez, Lilly and Kenzie Benson; Julie A. Inman of Jacksonville FL; Gabrielle Lyons (wife of Patrick) of Oldsmar FL, with children, Kara (Jonathan) Altman, Ashely and Garrett Shoemaker; great grandchildren, Clayton Altman and Isadore Kibell; sister Rosemary Setford of Hudson FL; brother and sister-in-law Ronald and Abby Birdsall of Marathon NY; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Donna and Ed lived in the Ithaca area for a number of years before moving to Elmira to be close to their daughter and her family. Donna worked at the Cornell Veterinary School and later as a building inspector for the Town of Danby. She also had received her LPN license from Tompkins Cortland Community College. Donna was a member of His Tabernacle Church, Horseheads. Those wishing may remember Donna with a donation to either CareFirst, 3805 Meads Creek Road, Painted Post, NY or Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD. Private family services will be held. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/1/2016

BOUSE –JANET MARIE ‘JAN’ BOUSE-STODDARD - With her family by her side, Janet "Jan" Marie Bouse-Stoddard, age 65, was taken home to be with her heavenly Father, on Friday, June 17, 2016. Jan, a beloved wife, mother, and cancer advocate, was born on June 26, 1950 in Towanda, Pa. She was the daughter of the late George F. Bouse and Lola Franklin Bouse. She graduated from Wyalusing Valley Jr./Sr. High School with the class of 1968 and the following year from Empire Beauty School. On May 29, 2004, she married her lifetime love and best friend, Lloyd "Garn" Stoddard. Jan owned and operated Jan's Beauty Shoppe in New Albany for 46 years. Jan was recognized for her years of dedication to helping many people in her life. She received the Spirit of Noel Award which is given by Modern Magazine; The Gallery of Hope Award, presented by Blue Cross/Blue Shield; Outstanding Citizen in 2001 by The Daily Review; Volunteer of the Year Award for the American Cancer Society in 1993; the Sunrise Award, given by the American Cancer Society and Mrs. New Albany in 1980. She was the founder and chairman for the Wyalusing Relay for Life and her dream goal was accomplished this year at the Relay for Live when participants were able to join hands and encircle the track in her honor. She served as the Look Good Feel Better Director, was a board member for the Abuse and Rape Crisis Center, an organizer for Women of Faith worship tours, and served on the New Albany Borough Council. Jan loved to spend time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed gardening, scrapbooking, knitting, and she loved to go camping with her family. Jan was always looking to go on adventures; she traveled to many different places, many with her sister and brother-in-law, Reta and Dave, by her side. She celebrated her life living for Jesus, and was a member of Victory Church in Troy, Pa. Jan is survived by her loving husband Garn Stoddard of Sugar Run, Pa.; her children, Stacy McBride (Bill) of New Albany, Scott Stoddard (Nikki) of Tucson, Ariz., Marcy Higley (Mike) of Dushore, Donald Stoddard (Dawn) of Laceyville, Todd O'Conner (Shelli) of Sugar Run, and Jacob Stoddard of Sugar Run; God-daughter Natalie Salsman (Todd) of Wyalusing; grandchildren, Trevor, Trey, Ariah, Dylan, Jesse, Savannah, Makenzie, Georgia, Bretny, Gabrielle, Parker, Will, Hayden, and Maya; and great-grandchildren, Benjamin, Vanessa, Trinity, Jonica, Harper, and Hadley. Also surviving are her siblings, Earl Bouse (Cindy), Judi Looney (Bill), Ike Bouse (Debbie), Reta Manley (Dave), and Lois Hugo (Ron); as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, brothers/sisters-in-law, and many special friends. Aside from her parents, Jan was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Shaylee Maran; her nephew, Bret Keefe; and nieces, Janice Looney Baumer and Nicole Ferris Keefe. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at the Victory Church in Troy, Pa., with her pastor, Josh Payne officiating. Family and friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Jan Bouse-Stoddard Sunshine Memorial Award, Community Bank, PO Box 220, Wyalusing, PA. Be Still and Know That I Am God-Psalms 46:10 –Towanda Daily Review 6/19/2016

ALLAN C. BRIGGS age 77 of Gillett, PA passed away peacefully, Sun. June 19, 2016 in the loving care of his family in Gillett, PA. Born on Dec. 20, 1938, Allan was the son of the late, Albert & Anna VanAlstine Briggs. A hard worker, Allan was a self-employed carpenter. He was a historian, loving family man, and kind gentleman. Surviving is his loving family, Allan Briggs, Wellsburg, NY; Anne (Leonard) Fenton, Pine City, NY and Albert (Mary) Briggs, Gillett, PA; brothers, James Briggs, Tom (Nancy) Briggs, and Butch Briggs, along with several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira, NY on Sat. June 25, 2016 between the hours of 1-3 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 3:15 p.m. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/22/2016

EDWARD G. BROWN at age 83 of Southport passed away Tuesday May 24, 2016, peacefully at his home with family by his side. Born on Oct. 14, 1932 Ed was the son of the late, Edward J. & Irene A. Wood Brown. In service to his country, Ed served in the U.S. Navy on a submarine and married the love of his life, Mary Kay Sliwa. Ed worked as a precision grinder for the Hilliard Corp until retirement. With a great passion for organic gardening, Ed loved caring for his beautiful home, playing poker and creating lasting memories with his family. He was a member of Local # 311 I.V.E. and the Corning Poker Club. Survived by his loving wife, Mary Kay Sliwa Brown; their daughters, Karen (Patrick) Mateer, Roseanne Brown and Marianne Bernard all of CA; two grandchildren, Tyler Brown and Dillan Bernard; special nieces and nephews along with his beloved feline companion, Kaylee. Also survived by sisters-in-law, Rose Brown and Anne Wells, along with brother-in-law Walt (Madge) Sliwa. Ed was predeceased by his mother, Irene Wood Dassance; stepfather, William Dassance; brother, Joseph Brown; sister, Lorraine Ector; and nephew, Edward M. Brown. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway Southport/Elmira New York on Fri. May 27, 2016 between the hours of 4 to 6 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 6:15 p.m. A special thank you to the wonderful nurses at Care First. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Chemung County SPCA, 2435 NY-352, Elmira, NY and Care First, 3805 Meads Creek Rd., Painted Post, NY in Mr. Brown's memory. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/26/2016

RICHARD W. BROWN, 73, of Factoryville died Sunday, July 3, 2016. Born January 12, 1943 in Scranton, he was the son of the late Wellington and Mary Ann (Kopak) Brown. He was to married Antonia Vorstenbosch Brown for 52 years. Richard was a 1961 graduate of Abington High School and served in the Air Force for 8 years. He was a member of the Carpenters Local Union 261 as a Millwright. He also worked for Fru-Con as a Construction Safety Engineer for over 40 years. Always tinkering with something, Richard enjoyed working in his garden, fixings things, and most of all, taking care of his family. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and adored his great grandchildren. Richard was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Brown of Texas. He is survived by three daughters: Deborah Edwards and husband Roger of Factoryville, Michelle Pytlik and husband Chas of Tunkhannock, Yvonne Brown and fiancé Mac Bonelli formerly of Factoryville. He is also survived by his sister Wendy Hamilton of Alaska and four brothers: Wellington Brown, Jr. of Clarks Summit, John Brown of Missouri, David Brown of Scranton, Chester Brown of Missouri. He also has three grandchildren: Annemieke Hunting, Amanda Pacelli, Richard Rhodes; and three great-grandchildren: Elly, Lily, and Izzy. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday July, 7th at 4:00 PM from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc. 73 W. Tioga St. Tunkhannock PA with Pastor Paul McGuinness presiding. Internment will be held at the convenience of the family. A viewing will be Thursday afternoon from 1:00 PM until time of service. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

BULKLEY –KAREN L. (BULKLEY) DRURY, 54, of Dallas, Pa., passed away Sunday, July 10, 2016 at Celtic Hospice Inpatient Unit at Geisinger, South Wilkes-Barre, after battling brain cancer for nearly two years. Born in Troy, Karen was the daughter of Ben and Peggy Bulkley, of Granville Summit. She was a graduate of Troy High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from College Misericordia. On Dec. 10, 1983, she married John Drury, of Harvey's Lake. Together they had two sons, Jay and Daniel. Karen was dedicated to her family. She was a loving wife, caring mother, wonderful daughter and sister, and will be forever remembered as the world's greatest aunt. She took an active role in the lives of everyone she loved. If Karen cared about you, you knew it. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and documenting every occasion with pictures and scrapbooks. She was an excellent nurse and spent most of her career caring for children. Karen was an active member of Gate of Heaven Church in Dallas. Surviving is her husband, John Drury, of Dallas; sons, Jay Drury of Davenport, Fla., and Daniel Drury of Trucksville; parents, Ben and Peggy Bulkley of Granville Summit; sisters, Helen (John) Donato of Langhorne and Angela (David) Kopetan of Towanda; brothers, Michael (Kim) Bulkley of Warwick, N.Y., Mark (Faith) Bulkley of Granville Summit, Joseph (Lori) Bulkley of Elmira, N.Y., and Andrew (Lauri) Bulkley of Friendsville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, July 14 in the Gate of Heaven Church, 40 Machell Ave., Dallas. The Rev. Daniel A. Toomey officiated. Memorial contributions may be mad to the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen, 39 E. Jackson St., Wilkes-Barre, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 7/16/2016

ROBERT O. ‘BOB’ CALLEAR, 95, of Athens Twp., PA passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center, Athens, PA. He was born December 5, 1920 in East Athens, PA, the son of the late Robert C. and Hattie M. Ridgeway Callear. Bob was a resident of Athens Twp. his entire life. Bob a Veteran of the US Navy, serving during WWII in the South Pacific Theatre. After returning from the war, one of the highpoints of his life was passing under the Golden Gate Bridge. He worked as a Car Salesman, employed by Croft Ford, retiring after 30 years of dedicated service. Bob was a Lifetime Member of the Athens United Methodist Church. Bob served on the Tioga Point Cemetery Board for 44 years, and served as the President of the Board for 20 years. He was a Life Member of the VFW Skiff Bower Post #1536, and a Lifetime Member of the Rural Amity F&AM Lodge, where he just received his 70 year membership. He is predeceased by his wife Helen, brothers: Clinton, Gerald, and Elmer Callear, sisters Alene Farley, Evelyn Wurtenberg, Alta Rolfe, Lillian Burns, Hattie Callear, and Herethel Johnson. Bob is survived by his son and daughter-in-law John and Judy Callear of Wellsburg, NY, grandchildren Andrea and Mark Dangelo of Elmira, NY, Megan and Nick Peters of Geneva, NY, and James and Jessica Callear of Elmira, NY, great-grandchildren Frankie and Lydia Dangelo, Kilynn, Mason and Lincoln Callear, and Oliva Peters, siste, Leola Morris of Athens, PA, sister-in-law Rachel Callear of Athens Twp., PA, and several nieces and nephews. Friends and family may call on Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 12pm – 2pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 12pm with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Robert's memory to: Athens United Methodist Church, 118 South Main Street, Athens, PA. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

ROBERT W. CARPENTER JR., age 72, passed away at his home on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, with his family by his side. Bob was born in Elmira the son of the late Shirley (Freese) and Robert W., Sr. Carpenter. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by grandson, Joseph Carpenter and brother, Richard Carpenter. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Joyce VanBencoten Carpenter; sons, Shawn R. Carpenter of Pine City; Matthew E. Carpenter of Forestville NY with children, Nicholas, Ryan, Molly and Erica; sister, Sharon Mull of Elmira Heights; sister-in-law, Paula (Dan) Usack of Horseheads; brother-in-law, Joseph (Diane) VanBencoten of Asheboro NC; along with several nieces and nephews. Private family services will be held. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/23/2016

CARTER –ERMA CARTER WOLFE was born on July 13, 1922, to Allie Carter and Vida Sturdevant in Laceyville, Pennsylvania, and died on November 26, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Erma was a homemaker and a longtime Colorado Springs resident. She is survived by her daughter in-law; Sherrie (Larry) Jessen, grandson; Hiram Mike (Deanna) Wolfe V, granddaughter; Brianne Wolfe, great-granddaughters; Audrey Schardein and Rachel L. Wolfe, great-grandson; Hiram M. Wolfe VI, step-granddaughter, Kristi (Dan) Brookshire; and nephew; Robert (Katheryn) Sholley. Erma was preceded in death by her husband; Hiram M. Wolfe III, two sons; Hiram M. Wolfe IV, James B. Wolfe, and her daughter in-law; Cynthia Wolfe. –Obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

CARTER –ERNESTINE E. MITCHELL, 82, of Waverly passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at Elderwood Care at Waverly. She was predeceased by her parents, Homer and Mary Everett Carter; and sister, Vivian Johnson. Ernestine is survived by her loving husband, Cary Mitchell; children, Darryl (Vicki) Mitchell of Huston, TX, and Vachel (Dawn) Mitchell of Sayre; sister, Juanita Johnson of FL; brother, Woodrow Carter of FL; and grandchildren, Veronica and Travis. Ernestine retired after several years from Dandy Mini Mart. She was always helping people and she taught Sunday School, and helped out with harvest suppers at the Waverly United Methodist Church. She was a den mother for the Cub Scouts who enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. A time of gathering will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 from 11 to 12:45 PM at Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung St., Waverly. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM at Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung St., Waverly with Rev. Anne Bey Canfield officiating and burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Waverly. Memorial donations may be made in Ernestine’s name to Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung St., Waverly, NY. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

TYLER-JOHN CLINGERMAN - No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why…. Tyler John Clingerman, 27 of Rome, Pa., passed away on July 11, 2016. Tyler was born on May 25, 1989 in Towanda, Pa. and attended Northeast Bradford High School. For several years, Tyler assisted in the daily operations of the Antisdel Farm in Windham. When not farming, he enjoyed attending and working at area auctions. Family time was also important to Tyler. Attending family card game nights at his grandma and grandpa Duffy's home often brought smiles, laughter and great memories. Until we meet again Tyler, may you find comfort in the arms of an angel. Tyler is survived by his mother, Robin Duffy and Matt Smith; father, William Clingerman; sister and brother-in-law, Jaime and Bradley O'Connor; niece, Adeline O'Connor; brothers, Garret Smith and Zakary Smith; maternal grandparents, Jack and Linda Duffy; special aunts and uncles, Tim and Becky Cole and David and Jonna Duffy; and special cousins, Josh and Jake Cole. Many great aunts and uncles also survive. Abiding with the family's wishes, services for Tyler will be held at the convenience of the family. Memories may be shared by visiting his guest book at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA. Caring assistance is under the direction of the Cooley family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. –Towanda Daily Review 7/13/2016

LANA M. COLLINS age 52, of 3251 Hallsport Road, Wellsville, NY passed away at Wellsville Manor Care Center on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Lana was born February 16, 1964 in Elmira, daughter of the late James C. and Carole R. Collins. Lana was the granddaughter of the late Charles B. and Lucy P. Collins, and the late Ralph A. and Nellie C. Rose. Survivors include a daughter, Leila A. Nies of Wellsville, brother, Timothy J. Collins and his wife Judith J. Watson of Yorktown, VA, Leila's father Daniel A. Nies and his son Timothy P. Nies, as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Lana attended Horseheads High School (class of 1982) and lived in the Elmira area for several years before moving to Hector, NY. She later lived in Louisa, VA and finally settled in Wellsville. She was a loving mother and homemaker who enjoyed animals, Christmas, and working with arts and crafts, often sharing her thoughtful creations with friends and family. Lana was known for her personality which was strong willed but at the same time loving and happy. For many years Lana fought a courageous battle against the complications of diabetes, including gastroparesis, heart disease, renal failure, and becoming an amputee. Amazingly, through her many trials and tribulations Lana maintained her spirit and personality which will always be remembered. She will be greatly missed by her friends and family. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake Street, Elmira, NY. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. with Father Robert Adkins officiating. Memorials are directed to the American Diabetes Association or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/1/2016

MARK A. CONKLIN, 57, of New Milford passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 15, 2015, at his Home. He was born on May 1, 1958 in Montrose, PA to Bruce L. and Edith M. (Stevens) Conklin of New Milford, PA. His wife of 37 years, Charlotte (Onyon) Conklin, survives. Also surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Mitchell and Leslie Conklin, New Milford, PA, four grandchildren, Hailey Conklin, Aliesya Kaminski, Addison Conklin, Macie Conklin, two brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Susan Conklin, New Milford, PA, Roger and Janet Conklin, New Milford, PA, sister and brother-in-law, Bonny and John Onyon, New Milford, PA, aunts uncle, many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, Garry D. Conklin in 2001. Mark was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and the companionship of the friends who rode along with him. He was a member and Deacon of the South New Milford Baptist Church. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren. Friends may call on the family from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, October 18, 2015 at the South New Milford Baptist Church, followed by a Memorial Service at 4 p.m., with Pastor Ray Mitchell officiating. Interment will be in the East Bridgewater Cemetery. Donations in Mark’s memory can be made to “Youth for Christ” Box 3691, Scranton, PA, designate to Susquehanna County YFC. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

CORBIN –MAXINE C. JONES - A mother holds her children's hands for a little while and their hearts forever.... Maxine C. Jones, 91 of Potterville, Pa., passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday morning, June 4, 2016. A life-long resident of Potterville, Maxine was born on July 12, 1924 a daughter of Hewlett Allyn and Hazel (Kilmer) Corbin. She attended school in Orwell, and in 1942 graduated from LeRaysville High School. She continued her schooling at Mansfield and received her teaching certificate in 1945. Maxine shared her love by teaching first grade at Tioga Central School District and later taught for 39 years at Northeast Bradford, before retiring in 1985. On April 20, 1946 she married Carlton C. Jones, and together they shared 68 years of marriage until his passing on Aug. 25, 2014. Maxine was a devoted member of the Dille Parish United Church of Christ in Potterville, where she participated with the choir and was director of the junior choir. She was an avid reader and founding member of the Northeast Bradford Student Loan Fund. Maxine is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Paul Milnes of Tunkhannock, and Jacquelyn and Ronald Lawrence of Monroeton; a son and daughter-in-law, Leo and Susan Jones of Binghamton; a sister, Betty Sisto of Waverly; her grandchildren, Adam (Julie) Milnes, Carolyn Jones and Trevor Jones; a great-granddaughter, Hazel Marie Milnes; nephews, Angelo Sisto and Thomas VanZile and families. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 9 at the Dille Parish United Church of Christ in Potterville. A memorial service and celebration of Maxine's life will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Tom Burlington, D. Min. and Sharon Rockefeller, Home Bound Minister, officiating. Flowers will be provided by the family and memorials may be directed to Dille Parish United Church of Christ, Mrs. Martha Young, 903 Main St., LeRaysville, PA; the Northeast Bradford Student Loan Fund, c/o Northeast Bradford School Distrtict, 526 Panther Lane, Rome, PA or Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA in loving memory of Maxine C. Jones. –Towanda Daily Review 6/7/2016

COSKY –ANNE C. BOREL - Loving and devoted wife and mother, Anne C. Borel, age 87, of Spring Hill Road, Laceyville, Pa., passed away Tuesday morning, June 14, 2016 at the Golden Living Center in Tunkhannock, Pa.She was born in Riverside, N.J., the daughter of the late Alexander and Anna Yudziak Cosky. She graduated from St. Casmir's High School in New Jersey with the class of 1945.Anne married her husband, Howard B. Borel Jr. on Nov. 15, 1947. Together they were married for 67 years before he passed away on Sept. 15, 2015. Anne and Howard began their marriage in New Jersey, where they both grew up, then moved to Pennsylvania in the summer of 1971. Anne was a housewife and homemaker for their seven children. She also helped her husband in his business, Borel Builders, as a secretary and bookkeeper.She was a member of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish. She was devoted to reciting the Rosary daily. She thoroughly enjoyed collecting antiques and even worked for Jerry Burke and Shamrock Auctions for 10 years. She loved to spend time with and pray for all of her family.Anne is survived by her children, Howard "Buddie" Borel III and wife Rosemary of Nevada City, Calif., Mark Borel and wife Joanne of Beverly Hills, Fla., Stephen Borel of Meshoppen, Pa., Anne Marie Bluhm and husband Keith of Laceyville, Pa., Michael Borel and wife Lisa of Wyalusing, Pa., Mary Anne Zaner and husband John of Laceyville, Pa. and Rose Mary Borel of Lake Carey, Pa.; 21 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Doris Ward of Delran, N.J. Besides her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Chad Anthony Watson; sister, Stella Hoffman; brother-in-law, Raymond H. Borel; sister-in-law, Betty Hunter and father and mother-in-law, Bessie and Howard Borel Sr. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on June 20, 2016 at St. Mary's of the Assumption Church, with Father Joseph Manarchuck officiating. Interment will follow at St. Joachim's Cemetery in Meshoppen, Pa. Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at Sheldon Funeral Homes, 155 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa., with a Rosary to be recited at 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Anne's name to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, 245 State St., Wyalusing, PA or to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Dr., No. 7, Wilkes-Barre, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 6/16/2016

ROBERT L. ‘BOBBY’ COUTTS, 78, of Athens, PA passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at home surrounded by his family. He was born on October 22, 1937 in Winnie, TX the son of the late Lee and Geneva Eminhyzer Ashworth. Bobby loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He worked at various businesses around the Valley. Bobby loved to play bingo. He is predeceased by his grandson, Dale “Bud” Vanderpool, Jr. and sisters: Betty Ann and Irene Ruth. Robert is survived by his wife of 24 years Georgianna at home, children: Heather and Ken Green of Sayre, PA, Orin and Loretta Talada of Athens, PA, Sarah Talada of Athens, PA and her boyfriend Robert “Raymond” Redmond of New Milford, PA, grandchildren: Ashley Vanderpool and James Satterley of Athens, PA, Kristin and Edwin Simon of Sayre, PA, Alicia Vanderpool of Sayre, PA, Mary Fitzwater of Sayre, PA and Hannah Talada of Athens, PA and great-grandchildren: Haleigh Green, Kenna Simon, JoJo Dickerson, Autumn Simon, and Chase Simon. Friends and family may call on Friday, July 15, 2016 from 6pm – 8pm 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 8pm with the Capt. Debra Stedman officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Robert’s memory to: Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA to help offset the funeral costs. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

HOWARD LEWIS (HOWIE) COY of Pennsburg, PA, passed away Monday, May 30, 2016 surrounded by family at the Pennsburg Manor. He was 83 years old. Howard, born Dec. 21, 1932 in Forest Lake, was the son of the late Julia Hayes Coy Franklin and Leland Coy. He resided in Stevensville for the majority of his youth. Howard was a 1950 graduate of Wyalusing High School. Soon after graduation, he enlisted with the United States Navy, specializing in electronic repairs aboard the USS Briareus. He was ultimately medically discharged in 1955. He was a 1957 graduate of Penn State University with a degree in electronic engineering. He was employed for 32 years by Leeds and Northrup in North Wales, eventually retiring in 1994. After retirement, he kept busy by working part-time for Eagle General Contracting. Howard celebrated 58 years of marriage with his beloved late wife, Barbara, whom he married in 1958. He met Barbara through his dearest life-long friend, Robert Dunbar. Howard is survived by four siblings, Patricia Smith of New York, Ronald Coy of Texas, Shelba Wilbur of Pennsylvania and Jake Coy of North Carolina; five children, Kevin, Roxanne, Lee, Carol and Michelle; 10 grandchildren and 12 greatgrandchildren. Howard loved the outdoors, specifically hunting, fishing, camping and trips to the mountains. He shared his keen wits and humor with anyone willing to carry on a conversation.He will be remembered most for his friendliness, bear hugs and his famous one-liners and jingles. Services are to be held Saturday, June 11 at noon at the Rushville Presbyterian Church in Rushville. –Wyalusing Rocket 6/6/2016

MADELINE L. ‘MAUDE’ CRANNELL of Elmira Heights, NY passed away after a brief illness on Friday, July 1, 2016 at the age of 69. Maude was born May 8, 1947 in Syracuse, NY. She was preceded in death by her mother, Gertrude Crannell and brother, Thomas Crannell. Maude is survived by her siblings, Maxwell (Diane) Crannell, Susan ( Ed) Gryska, Pete (Karen) Crannell and William Crannell; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Maude was a retired nurse for various local hospitals. Her hobbies include reading, sewing and raising a multitude of cats. The family will welcome relatives and friends to join them in celebrating her life at Bernie Murray's, 500 South Main St., Elmira, NY on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 2PM. The family respectfully request that memorials be made in Maude's name to, Vietnam Veterans War Museum, 1200 Davis St., Elmira, NY in her memory. –Elmira Str-Gazette 7/12/2916

DONALD R. CRISMAN, 76, of Troy, Pa., passed away on Monday, June 27, 2016 at his home. He was the loving husband of the late Naomi L. (Kern) Crisman who passed away in 1997. The couple married in 1959 and had 38 happy years together. He was born on Aug. 11, 1939 in Williamsport, Pa., son of the late Donald A. and Florence T. (Rudinski) Crisman. Donald was a Williamsport High School graduate and a veteran of the US Air Froce. Don was an electrician by trade but was better known for his businesses in Troy including Crisman Appliance, Troy Cable and Troy Rental. Don is survived by his children, Dennis (Stephanie) Crisman of Conklin, N.Y., Diane (Mark) Mitchell of Bellefonte, Pa., Dorine Crisman of Los Vegas, Nev., Donald F. (Susan) Crisman of Virginia Beach, Va., and Dustin Crisman of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; his six grandchildren, Benjamin Crisman, Cassandra Crisman, Emily Phinney, Stacy Eddy, Levi Barrett and Kyle Barrett; his sisters, Jeri Fessler of South Williamsport, Judy Muehl and Jean Wool, both of New Bern, N.C., and Jackie English of South Williamsport; his brothers, David Crisman of South Williamsport and Daniel Crisman of Williamsport; along with several nieces and nephews. Don was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Naomi, and his sister Leah Crisman. Don's family is planning a memorial gathering at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 West Main Street, Troy, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made in Don's memory to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY. –Towanda Daily Review 6/29/2016

NICK CRISTOFARO age 75, of Elmira, NY, passed away peacefully in Hornell, NY, on May 25, 2016. Nick, born on July 6, 1941, was the first-born son of Rita and Michael Cristofaro. He was predeceased by, and will join in heaven, his parents, brother, Jimmy (James) and cherished son Mikie (Michael). He graduated from Elmira Free Academy, and proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. After serving his country and returning stateside, Nick became employed with the New York State Department of Transportation. He proudly retired as a Civil Engineer after 30 years of service, and never missed a day of work. We remember Nick wearing an orange hard hat, swinging a tennis racket or golf club, or yelling proudly for his children and grandchildren while they played in classic rock gigs, competed in sports, performed in concerts, or received academic awards. Nick was a happy person, who never had an ill word to say about anyone. He loved to laugh and make others laugh. Nick was athletic and strong; we remember his height and, of course, loud voice. He was most proud of his children and grandchildren. Nick longed to hear all about his children's daily and yearly accomplishments, and any of those of his grandkids. He couldn't get enough of them. Always, generous, Nick was the man to come to for advice, support, and even a sharp "pick-me-up." Nick is survived by the mother of his devoted children, Gail Cristofaro also from Elmira, children and grandchildren - oldest child Bill Cristofaro and sons, Niko and Devon; Kathleen Cristofaro; Corrie Cristofaro and son Mark Worthy; Jennifer Cristofaro Gibbs, her husband Landon and their children, Landon, Michael, Emily, and Elizabeth; Sheila Shedd (widow of Michael) and her husband Carlos and her son Alex. Nick is also survived by adoring brothers and sisters and their spouses: John and Cheri Cristofaro, Tom and Julie Hall, Marilyn Cristofaro, Robert and Diane Disinski, Bill and Darlene Cristofaro, and their many loving children and grandchildren. Nick also leaves behind loving partner Betty Ebert; her children, and their spouses: Lawrence Ebert, Jane and John Lang, Joseph and Lori Ebert, James and Donna Ebert, Alex and Brad Quail, and Mary Kay and Todd Tarantino - with an additional 9 grandchildren. Nick also leaves to mourn him additional family including loving nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends too numerous to list. Friends and family will be received from 12:00PM to 2:00PM, Saturday, June 4, 2016 at McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, with a Memorial Service held thereafter at 2:15PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association. Nick's family is at peace knowing that he is now with his beloved son Mikie. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/29/2016

JOSEPH ANTHONY CULLEN age 82, of Overton, Pa., passed away on June 14, 2016 at home with his loving family at his side. Joe was born on the family farm in New Albany on Aug. 17, 1933 a son of the late Lawrence and Agnes Leahy Cullen. He graduated from the New Albany High School and in 1953 went to Buffalo, N.Y., to work on the railroad. On weekends, he came home and worked at the Harrington Dairy. His aunt, Irene Leahy Coveney, succeeded in her matchmaking exploits by arranging that Joe would find himself in the presence of the pretty schoolteacher Kathleen Burke, whose home was in Sugar Ridge, quite close to the Leahy farm. He married the former Kathleen Mary Burke of Overton, on Aug. 16, 1958, the day before his 25th birthday. They resided on the Cullen farm and later moved to the Leahy farm in Sugar Ridge. Kathleen predeceased Joe on Jan. 7, 1989 after 30 years of marriage. Joe was a life-long Bradford County dairy farmer. Joe was a member of St. Basil's church, Dushore, Pa., and was formerly a member of St. Francis Xavier Church in Overton. Joe was an active member of Ancient Order of Hibernians. Surviving are four sons, Joseph (Becky) Cullen of Ramona, Calif., Thomas (Ellen) Cullen of Oxford, Pa., Patrick (Karen) Cullen of Overton, Pa., and Lawrence (Joan) Cullen of Souderton, Pa.; six daughters, Kathleen (Gregory) Martino of Hummelstown, Pa., Rita (Alan) Lukowicz of Yardville, N.J., Mary (Ken) Bogdanovich of Lebanon, Pa., Theresa (Kevin) Munley of N. Attleboro, Mass., Margaret (Timothy) LaCroix of Morristown, N.J., and Agnes (Greg) Vanichkachorn of Big Fork, Mont.; brothers, John Cullen of Gasport, N.Y., and Lawrence (Dorothy) Cullen of Melbourne, Fla.; sister-in-law, Mary Rita Burke Smith of Eagles Mere, Pa.; 35 grandchildren, Kathleen (Chris) Iacocca, Alexander Martino, Nicholas Martino, Elizabeth (Michael) Sunkel, Timothy Lukowicz, Matthew Lukowicz, Olivia Lukowicz, Sierra Cullen, Cecilia Cullen, Patrick Cullen, Colleen Cullen, John Cullen, Mary Kate Cullen, Kyle Bogdanovich, Andrew Bogdanovich, Sarah Bogdanovich, Erin Bogdanovich, Alanna Bogdanovich, Patrick Munley, Theresa Munley, Katherine Munley, Grace Munley, Jack Munley, Samuel Cullen, Selene Cullen, Charlotte Cullen, Joseph Cullen, Riley Cullen, Orianna LaCroix, Sophia LaCroix, Benjamin LaCroix, Ella Vanichkachorn, Kit Vanichkachorn, Eve Vanichkachorn, and Bruce Vanichkachorn; three great-grandchildren, Kathleen Iacocca, Abigail Iacocca, Xavier Sunkel; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Francis Edward Cullen on July 31, 1977; brothers, Patrick (an infant) and Jay Cullen, and Francis Cullen; a sister, Sister Mary Laurena Cullen, I.H.M.; and sisters-in-law, Ruth Cullen, Dolores Cullen and Rita Saxe Cullen. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Ss. Philip & James Church, St. John Neumann Shrine, Sugar Ridge, Overton, Pa., with the Rev. Richard Rojas, his pastor, presiding. Interment will be in Ss. Philip & James Cemetery, Sugar Ridge, Pa. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 17 at the family home, 962 Burke Road, New Albany, Pa. Arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 6/15/2016

RICHARD E. DARLING, 90, of Nicholson, passed away at the Golden Living Center Scranton on July 9, 2016. Richard was born Nov. 10, 1925, in Mansfield, Pa. the son of the late Floyd and Lydia Stevens Darling. He was married to the former Bernice Youells and a graduate from the Rush High School. Richard was in the Army/Air Force and served during WWII. Richard enjoyed spending time with family and witnessing for the Lord. In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death brothers; Raymond, Robert, Willard Darling, daughters: Joyce Ridall and Jean Mueller. He is survived by his son Richard II and his wife Karen of Retta; daughter Jane Sherman of Tunkhannock, and Sandra and husband James Bartels of Retta; brothers Edward Darling, N.Y. and Gordon Darling, sister Ruth and Husband Dick Morris of Athens, sister in law Josephine Darling, KY and son-in-law Ernie Ridall of Laceyville and Harold Mueller of Elmira, N.Y. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Retta United Methodist Church, Retta on Sat, July 16th, at 11am with his son Richard Darling II officiating. Friends may pay their respects from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family at the Retta United Methodist Cemetery. The family would like to thank the Golden Living Center staff for their care and kindness. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the church of the donor’s choosing. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

DENKENBERGER –DONNA M. BOOR, age 75, of Horseheads, passed away on Sunday June 12, 2016 at Corning Guthrie Hospital. Donna was born March 24, 1941 in Elmira, the daughter of the late Joseph & Alice G. Seeley Denkenberger. She was a graduate of Horseheads High School and received her Associate's Degree from Corning Community Center. Donna married her husband, Paul F. Boor, on August 22, 1959 and they would have celebrated their 57th Wedding Anniversary on August 22, 2016. She was predeceased by her father and her mother; her brother, Daniel L. Denkenberger; her sister, Alice June Frycek; her brother, Robert G. Denkenberger; and her brother, Joseph F. Denkenberger. Donna was a retired District Manager with Combined Life Insurance Company. She loved her family and friends as well as her pets and treasured the time she spent with them. Donna is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Paul F. Boor; her daughter and son-in-law, Lisa M. & Arthur Gaetano of Fox Lake, IL; her brother and sister-in-law, Edward & Kazuko Denkenberger of Horseheads; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Richard Frycek of Horseheads, Jean (Mrs. Joseph F.) Denkenberger of New Albany, IN, Vivian (Mrs. Daniel L.) Denkenberger of Maryland, Buna (Mrs. Ivan) Boor of Horseheads; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Relative and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY on Thursday June 16, 2016 from 7-8pm. Donna's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8pm. Because of Donna's love for animals please consider a memorial donation to a local animal shelter in Donna's memory. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/14/2016

WAYNE B. DICKINSON, 67, of Lemon died on Tuesday May 31, 2016. Born on Dec. 9, 1948 in Tunkhannock he was the youngest of five children born to the late Herbert and Lathea (Bennett) Dickinson. Raised in Lemon on the family farm, he was a graduate of Tunkhannock High School class of 1966. During his senior year he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served for three years stationed in Coo Chi, Vietnam as a medic in a battlefield hospital. He was honored for meritorious service at the Veteran’s of the Vietnam War Monument in Clarks Summit along with fellow service men in our area. Wayne had a great appreciation for photography and was awarded a national gold medal for his photograph of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. Following his honorable discharge he attended the Johnson School of Technology and started his career with the Boilermakers Brotherhood local #13; having received his 45 year pin in Dec. Known to all his fellow welders as “Fluffy”, Wayne spent many years at several nuclear power plants including Berwick and Three Mile Island, among others before his retirement. Wayne was a true fun lover and lived life to the fullest. He was well known as a giver and will be remembered for being there for friends and family. He was always known as the “Cool Dad” when his children were young, among all their friends. Wayne loved riding his Harley Fatboy, he will be missed by everyone who came in contact with him for his generous nature and quick wit. We love you and miss you so much, and you’ll be forever in our hearts. In addition to his parents he is preceded by brothers; Donald and Harold and sister Shirley Daniels and husband Arthur. Wayne is survived by his loving wife Tami, his children; Angela Boettcher and husband Rob, of Brownstown, Pa., daughter Tracy Wells and husband Bobby of Newton Ransom, granddaughter Hannah Boettcher, brother Raymond and wife Kandi of Missouri, many sisters in law, and nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to the viewing from 3-5pm Sunday followed by a funeral service at 5pm officiated by Rev. John Shaffer at Harding-Litwin Funeral home, 123 W. Tioga St. Tunkhannock. Followed by a burial Monday 1pm at Sunnyside Cemetery. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

GEORGE MABEE DRAKE died of natural causes on July 21, 2016. Born Sept. 22, 1930. He was predeceased by parents, Ruth (Hagadorn) and John Mabee Drake; son, Paul Andrew Mabee Drake; wife, Loretta Ann (Kemna). Survived by brother, John Jacob (Bea) Drake/nieces; daughters, Doris (Lee) Hyde (NC), Karen Golden (Tampa), Linda (Chris) Murphy (Danby); grandson, Erik James Mabee Drake, (Tampa). George was a lifetime Freemason, member American Legion Post #401 after service in Korea (USAF, SSG). +30 yrs. w/ USDA Crop Science/Soils research @ Cornell & UFL (Gainesville). Ashes Neptune Society (Tampa/St. Pete). Interment with Loretta in Spencer, NY; Sunday, Aug. 21 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow Spencer Federated Church. Donations: DAV, Odd Fellows. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/14/2016

DREW –LILLIAN M. COLLINS, age 90 of Elmira, NY. She was born October 4, 1925 in Branchville, VA, daughter of the late David and Rosa (Barrett) Drew and passed away Monday, July 4, 2016. She was predeceased by her stepson Lester Collins and is survived by her husband Lawrence Collins; stepdaughters Beverly McCormick of Carlisle, PA and Barbara Bell of Southport, NC; sister, Mary Bryant of Branchville, VA; 8 grandchildren; 1 great grandson along with a host of nieces and nephews. Lillian was an avid bingo player and was a former employee of Peerless Laundry. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Saturday, July 9th from 10 am to 12 noon. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 12 noon. Rev. Lawrence Jones will officiate. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/7/2016

EDMINSTER –NANCY L. LUDWIG, 88, of Trout Run, passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital. Born Oct. 26, 1927, in Stevinson, Calif., she was a daughter of the late John Leamond and Marian Frances Bennett Edminster. Nancy graduated nursing school from Glendale Adventist Medical Center. She worked as an RN at Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia and volunteered as an RN for the Police Cadet Camp when it was held at Camp Susque. Nancy also helped as a lunch room monitor at Lewis Township Elementary School and was instrumental in starting the Lewis Township Recreation Commission. She is survived by her children, Louis "Dale" Ludwig, of Trout Run, Lee Ann Meyers (Charles), of Las Vegas, Nev., Tracy Ludwig-Hanlin (Mark), of Lewisburg, Karen Koch, of Trout Run; three grandchildren, Ami Eister (Alan), Matthew Ludwig, Jonathon Hanlin; a sister, Patricia Gonzalves; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis H. Ludwig, three sisters and four brothers. A celebration of her life will be held Friday July 22, 2016, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Nancy’s name may be made to the Lewis Township Recreation Commission, 68 Route 14 Highway, Trout Run, PA. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette 7/5/2016

JOSEPH A. EDWARDS, age 57 of Elmira, NY. He was born June 17, 1959 in Elmira, son of the late A. Reeve and Evelyn l. (Quigley) Edwards and passed away Friday, July 1, 2016. He is survived by his sons Joey (Tonya) Edwards of Elmira and Justin Edwards of TX; fiancé Michelle Ruth and stepson Derek (Holly) Ruth all of Elmira; siblings Richard and Bonnie Edwards of VA, Jeri Edwards of Elmira, Donna Edwards and Dale Welty of Montour Falls, Jenny Wright of Mosherville, PA, James and Kate Edwards of Elmira, Steve and Trina Edwards and Nina Byford all of TX; 14 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, July 5th from 2 to 4 p.m. His memorial service will follow at 4 p.m. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/2/2016

JACK B. FIVE age 82 of Elmira Heights, NY passed away on Wednesday June 15, 2016. Jack was born July 9, 1933 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Herbert M. and Beatrice Thomas Fivie. He was a Korean War Veteran serving his country with the U.S. Army. He married his wife Donna Kingsley on July 14, 1956 and they would have celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary on July 14, 2016. Jack was a member and Past Commander of American Legion Post #154 in Elmira Heights, NY. In addition to his parents Jack was predeceased by his brothers and a sister. Jack was retired from Anchor Glass in Elmira Heights, NY. Jack loved his family and friends and treasured the times spent with them. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife Donna Kingsley Fivie; his children: Mark and Sylvia Fivie of Elmira, NY; Deborah Payeur of Elmira Heights, NY and Fred Kingsley of FL; grandchildren: TeeJa (Charles) Orr, Jeremy Cranmer, Matthew Cranmer, Angeleenia Fivie, Christi Jo Payeur, Ashly Payeur, Stephan (Josie) Kingsley, and Jessica Williams; great grandchildren: Nathanael Fivie-Eden, and Gavin Orr; sister: Delores (Jim) Blackwell of York, PA; sister-in-law: Joyce Fivie of Horseheads, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. In Honor of Father's Day Jack's family will receive Relatives and Friends at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY on Sunday June 19, 2016 from 3-5PM. Jack's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 5 PM with Full Military Honors Accorded Mr. Fivie at the funeral home. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/17/2016

BETSY LYNN FORCE passed away at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, NY on June 5, 2016 from complications of endometrial cancer. She was valiant and filled with grace as she underwent treatments and moved forward with hope. Betsy was born on July 27, 1961 in Montour Falls, NY, the daughter of Bernice (Sickles) Force and Horace B. Force. She grew up in the small town of Millport and attended Elmira/Horseheads schools. She was also a student at the Emma Willard School in Troy, NY. After graduation Betsy attended Keuka College where she majored in Dramatic Arts. It was at Keuka that she met her two lifelong best friends, Heidi Nightengale and Kathleen Clarke- Anderson. Being a naturally talented musician, and always the first to tell anyone who asked that she had perfect pitch, she was accepted in the MFA program at Cornell University for the study of voice and cello. While at Cornell Betsy was the member of several musical organizations and attended summer programs at The Julliard School of Music in New York. Betsy's love of theatre, music and books was only rivaled by her innate sense of social justice and compassion for those who struggled and fought disenfranchisement of any form. Drawn to social work early on, Betsy worked as a Training Director at the Brandon Training School in Vermont, and then moved west to the "Four Corners" to teach on a Navajo Reservation in Black Mesa, Arizona. She taught dramatic arts and physical education to the children and lived on the reservation for several years. Her stories of working with the Navajo were some of her fondest memories, an experience that further shaped her desire to support and elevate those who were marginalized or underserved. In 1996 Betsy became the Director of the Domestic Violence Program for Catholic Charities in Schoharie County. She nurtured the program from its inception and wrote the grant to obtain funds for Schoharie County's first domestic violence shelter. During this time she served as a Board Member of the NYS Coalition on Domestic Violence from 1997-2002. In addition to her Board duties she traveled throughout upstate New York providing technical assistance and training for other Domestic Violence Programs. In 1999 Betsy was nominated for and awarded the Conviction for Change Award for Schoharie County. As a winner of this award she went on to be nominated for the State Governor's Award, two great honors of which she was so proud. In 1998 Betsy authored the National Girl Scout Curriculum in Domestic Violence and designed the patch of a white dove flying against a purple back ground given to those who completed the course. In her later years Betsy re-entered the field of Developmental Disabilities and worked as both a Residential Director, Manager and Residential Aide for local agencies. She loved her work and found joy and meaning in all of it. Her capacity to hope, be grateful and to be joyous brought out in others their own capacities for the same. Her charisma, laughter and quick, wicked wit made her one of kind. Above all things in her life, Betsy was proudest and most defined by her amazing family of friends. She had lifelong friends from the third grade who remained as close today to her as they were in grade school. Her pride and joy were her nieces, great nieces and her family. She beamed with joy at the impending birth of a new niece and loved being "Aunt Betsy." As her friendships were the bonds of family, so were her friends and their children--more nieces and nephews, more for Aunt Bets to love and more birthdays, graduations and dance recitals. Betsy leaves behind a legacy of joy and love for all who knew her. May the peace she has now comfort all of us as we move forward. Betsy was predeceased by her father, Horace B. Force, mother Bernice Force and brother, Peter Force. She leaves behind her brother, William (Sylvia) Force of Elmira, Teri (Cory) Drake of Elmira, Lori (Michael Phelps) of Pittsfield, MA. Her love is left to her beloved nieces and nephews, Mia Drake, Ryanne Drake, Brooke Phelps, and Alyssa Phelps. Betsy had a second family of friends which included, Heidi Nightengale of Auburn, NY and her extended Nightengale family including three adult children and two young children who spent their entire lives referring to her as their "Aunt Betsy," Kathleen Clarke-Anderson and Vincent Anderson of Wayne, NJ, their daughters: Abigail Munro, Delanie Munro. And her friend Linda Stager of Cooperstown, NY. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the James D. Barrett Funeral Home in Elmira NY. A private memorial service is planned for Sunday, June 12th. ".....until we meet again may God hold you in the palm of his hand. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/8/2016

MARY JANE FROCK, age 66 of Lowman, NY passed away on Tuesday June 7, 2016. She was born July 30, 1949 in Bradford County, PA the daughter of William J. and Edith Squires Frock. Mary Jane was a graduate of Elmira College with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. She was a Welfare Fraud Investigator for Chemung County in Elmira, NY. She was a Fire Fighter and EMT for the Baldwin Fire Dept., Town of Baldwin Justice, Town of Baldwin Tax Collector and a member of Milltown American Legion in PA. Mary Jane was predeceased by her father William J. Frock. Mary Jane is survived by her son Patrick Collins of Lowman, NY; daughter, Lori Collins of Syracuse, NY; mother, Edith M. Squires Frock of Horseheads, NY; brother and sisters-in-law: Marvin and Nancy Frock of Ulster, PA; nephews: Marvin and Amy Frock Jr. of Myrtle Beach, SC; Timothy and Cheryl Frock of Waverly, NY; special Aunt Mae Delabarto of Geneseo, NY; several cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY on Saturday June 18, 2016 from 1-5 PM. Mary Jane's Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home at the conclusion of calling hours at 5 PM with the Rev. Dr. David Sullivan officiating. In lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Mary Jane through donations to the Horseheads Animal Shelter and the Elmira Animal Shelter. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/12/2016

SLATER –LOUISE FRANKS, age 85, of Waverly, NY passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Elderwood at Waverly after a period of declining health. Louise was born on May 1, 1931 in Sayre, PA the daughter of the late Horace and Bessie Burgess Slater. She worked at Remington Rand in Elmira, NY, a Nurse’s Aide at Robert Packer Hospital, Waverly Dress Factory and drove a school bus for Special needs children. Louise and her husband own and operated Franks’ Midway Market in Barton, NY. She enjoyed cooking, traveling, going to Tioga Downs, and spending time with her family and friends. Louise also enjoyed spending the weekends at Barclay Mountain. Louise is predeceased by her husband Paul Franks, Jr., daughter Anne Franks, son, Scott Louis, brothers Charles Slater and Raymond Inman. She is survived by her children Paula O’Dell and Dale Beers of Barton, NY, Paul “Boomer” Franks, III of Barton, NY, Kathy and Van Randall of East Smithfield, PA, William and Donna Franks of Cocoa, FL and Becky and John Ward of Waverly, NY; 19 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren; siblings and in-laws, Eugene Inman Meshoppen, PA, Lucy Hamilton Windsor, NY, Mary Louise Novotny Gillet, PA and Pauline Brekke of NJ and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and a special friend John Hallett. A visitation will be held at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 1-3pm. A Celebration of Life will follow at 3pm at the funeral home. –Funeral home obitury contributed by Carol Brotzman

FULMER –ZELMA LOUISE of Elmira, New York was born July 3, 1954 to the late Jerry B. and Rosa L. Fulmer departed this life on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She is preceded in death by her sister, Patricia Fulmer and is survived by her husband of 10 years, Lewis H. Stark of Elmira; son, D'Andre (Clarissa) Fulmer of Elmira; daughter, Patricia A. Seals of Fort Myers, FL.; 3 grandchildren, DaRon, Darius and Alivia Fulmer all of Elmira, NY. Also to cherish her memory is one brother, Lacey Fulmer of Charlotte, NC; four aunts, Jannie Hampton, Villa Dean both of Columbia, SC, Mable Fulmer and Minnie Lois Grant both of Springfield, SC; one uncle, Grady Fulmer, Jr. of Springfield, SC; two nephews, Marcus Abner of Syracuse, NY and Brandon Phelps of Greenville, SC; one niece, Laurel Koster of Whitney Point, NY; a host of cousins, dear friends and special BFF Paula Taylor of Elmira, NY. She was employed by EOP in the New Day Center of Excellence Afterschool Program (8 years). She was also a faithful and active member of Calvary Baptist Church, Ithaca, NY. Professional services have been entrusted to Mc Inerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water St., Elmira, NY with viewing hours on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 4:00 - 7:00PM. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 21, 2016 at the Monumental Baptist Church, 308 E. Clinton St., Elmira, NY at 11:00AM. The eulogy will be delivered by Pastor Nathaniel Wright of Ithaca, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/17/2016

MARY ‘TERESA’ GILMORE, 89, of Sayre, Pa., passed away Thursday evening, May 5, 2016 at the Elderwood Healthcare Center, Waverly, N.Y. "Teresa," as she was known by her family and friends, was born in Dushore, Pa., on March 12, 1927 and was a graduate of St. Basil's High School. Her father, William Gilmore had been a school teacher, but retired as cashier of the First National Bank of Dushore. Her mother, Gertrude Lusch Gilmore, a 1917 graduate of the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing, died when Teresa was five years old. Teresa also graduated from the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing and was a member of the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps. The Cadet Nurse Corps was established in 1943 to increase the number of nurses available for civilian and military hospitals during World War II. Early in her nursing career, Teresa served as a Lieutenant in the Merchant Marines and traveled to South America on the S.S. Uruguay of the Moore McCormick Lines. She worked as a nurse at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Upon her return to Sayre, Teresa worked at the Robert Packer Hospital, most of this time was with the Cardiology Unit. She was a member of the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre and the Altar and Rosary Society. Teresa was a member of the Sayre Historical Society since 1994 and was elected to the Board of Directors in 1995. She was formerly an active member and served as corresponding secretary of the Sayre Business and Professional Women's Club for many years, past president of the Bradford County Division of the American Heart Association, member of the state board of the American Heart Association and served as a cholesterol screener for the AHA covering 15 counties in Pennsylvania, honorary member of the Bradford Unit of the American Cancer Society, served as a volunteer for the American Red Cross Blood Bank and at the Robert Packer Hospital and was a member of the Diahoga Grange for many years. Surviving are a nephew, two nieces and several cousins. A mass of Christian burial will be held Friday May 27, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, South Elmer Ave. Sayre, Pa. Burial will be in St. Basil's Cemetery, Dushore, Pa. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. Contributions in Teresa's memory may be directed to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA. –Sayre Morning Times 5/23/2016

GREENE –JOYCE M. BLAISURE, 84, of South Montrose, PA, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at Gracious Living Estates. She was born in Dimock Twp., PA January 26, 1932 to the late Harry L. and Bridget L. (Kane) Greene. Her 2nd husband, Donald E. Blaisure, predeceased her on February 11, 2016. She is survived by her three daughters, Cheryl (Rudy) Charvarie, Paula (Bob) Remington, Cathy McCain, four step-daughters, Edilu (Walt) Hunt, Edith (Doug) Wood, Edile (Richard) Harrington, Ediye Phelps, 1 daughter-in-law, Nancy Lake, 24 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and her two cats, Bonnie and Belle. She was also predeceased by her 1st husband, Searle Lake, son, Chris Lake, and her step-grandson, John Santacroce, and eight siblings. Joyce loved her family, especially her grandchildren and cats. She loved family gatherings like Christmas Eve dinner and Easter egg hunts. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, painting, ceramics, quilting, and soup nights. Joyce was a member of the South Montrose Community Church, and the Ladies Auxiliary for the American Legion Gardner-Warner Post # 154 Montrose, PA. A Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 26, 2016, at the South Montrose Community Church, with Rev. Jane M. Pykus of the South Montrose Community Church, officiating. Interment will be in the South Montrose Cemetery. Visitations will be at the church from 12:30 until 2 p.m. Sunday. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

JESSE A. GREGORY age 26, Mercer, Pa., passed away unexpectedly in Mercer at 5:40 p.m. Saturday, July 2, 2016. Born in Evansville, Ind., on Aug. 25, 1989, he was a son of W. Alan Gregory and Rebecca J. Pasco. He was a 2009 graduate of Mercer High School. Jesse had worked for the Toth Construction Company of Fredonia and had also worked with his father, making hardwood veneer in Bradford County. He was of the protestant faith. Jesse loved art and music, but most of all loved spending time with his daughter Aizlynn. He is survived by his daughter, Aizlynn Gregory of Mercer; his mother and stepfather Rebecca and Steven Dittrich, of Mercer; his father, Alan Gregory and his companion Nancy Fisher, of Troy, Pa.; three sisters, Marlena Gregory, Elizabeth Gregory and her companion Alan Coast, all of Stoneboro, and Jadyn Dittrich, of Mercer; a brother, Jacob Gregory, of Troy; a niece, Marley Coast, of Stoneboro; and a nephew, Lukas Mihordin, of Stoneboro. He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Katherine and John Pasco; and paternal grandparents, Bobbie and Paul Gregory. Calling Hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at the Scott A. Black Funeral Home, 99 Franklin Street, Stoneboro, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 7/4/2016

GRODIVANT –ANNE MARIE WOOD - A longtime resident of the Sayre community passed away on Monday, June 20, 2016 at her home, in the care of her loving family and Guthrie Hospice, following a bout with cancer at the age of 76. Born December 31, 1939 in Pennsylvania, Anne Marie was the daughter of the late, Seth and Grace Wright Grodivant. Anne Marie was a devoted homemaker, who at one time was employed at Tops Market and The Evening Times. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister-in-law and aunt who enjoyed special times with her family. Surviving is her cherished and saddened family: husband, Raymond A. Wood, Sayre, Pa.; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Stan Novidor of Sayre, Pa.; two beloved sons, Brian (Lori MacKellar) Wood of Fenner, N.Y.; and Darin (LuAnn Johnson) of Apopka, Fla. Also surviving is her cherished granddaughter, Ashley Anne (Jason Brinkerhoff) Novidor; great-grandchildren, Harper and Jacob; numerous nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Betty Edger Ulster, Pa.; sisters- and brothers-in-law, Virginia and Bill Guinup of Newark, N.Y., James and Marilee Wood of Gillette, Pa., William and Donna Wood of Watkins Glen, N.Y., Patricia and Eugene Freeman of Gillette Pa., and Susan and Steve Pearl of Dorchester, Mass. A celebration of life will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 24, 2016 at the Holiday Inn, Water Street, Elmira, N.Y. followed by luncheon at noon. All family and friends are cordially invited. Memorial donations can be made to the charity of one’s choice in Anne Marie's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, Elmira, N.Y. –Towanda Daily Review 6/22/2016

GRUVER –MRS. ELIZABETH JOSEPHINE MCKENNA R.N., age 96, formerly of Davidson Township, Sullivan County, PA passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2016 in Wilmington, DE. Elizabeth was born in Allentown, PA a daughter of the late Elsworth Otto Joseph Gruver and Bessie Laros Gruver. She graduated from the Allentown High School a member of the class of 1938. She then graduated from the Abington Memorial School of Nursing in 1943. During the war she was a Registered Nurse for the Abington Memorial Hospital. She began her career as a corporate nurse for the Standard Press Steel of Jenkintown, PA and later for National Lead (Dutch Boy Paints) of Philadelphia. She married Hugh. P. McKenna of Philadelphia on February 14, 1953, who was a former Philadelphia Democratic ward leader. Hugh passed away on February 5, 1999, just 9 days before their 46th wedding anniversary. She continued her career and raising her family working for Philadelphia Inquirer, Smith Kline French (Beecham) Pharmacy and finally at I.T.E. Circuit Breakers of Philadelphia. In retirement they moved to Nordmont in Sullivan County where they were active with the Sonestown Legion. She moved to Elkton, MD in 2004 to be nearer to her children. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Mildred, PA and a member of the Sonestown Post #601 American Legion Auxiliary. Surviving:son: Brian (Melinda) McKenna Lebanon, PA, two daughters:Patricia (Patrick) Wolodzko Rising Sun, MD and Janet (John Reber) McKenna North East, MD; 6 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a grandson, Stuart P. Wolodzko of Philadelphia, Pa and two brothers: Gerald Gruver and Miles Gruver, both of Allentown, PA. A Transferal Service will be held on Friday, June 24, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA 18614 and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 A.M. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred, PA with Rev. Richard Rojas, pastor, presiding. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laporte, PA. Friends may call Friday morning at the funeral home from 9:00 A.M. until the start of the Transferal at 10:00 A.M. Members of the Sonestown American Legion Post #601 Ladies’ Auxiliary will hold a service at 9:30 A.M. at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers and ask that memorial contributions be sent to Ronald McDonald House of Danville, 100 North Academy Avenue and Care Lane, Danville, PA. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

HAWLEY –ELIZABETH ‘BETTE’ TAYLOR MORROW, 91, of Mooresville, NC, formerly of Brackney, PA, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at her residence. She was born on April 25, 1925 in Dalton, PA, to the late Ernest J. and Helen Davenport Hawley. Mrs. Morrow was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Mooresville, NC. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Richard W. Taylor, Murray “Slim” Morrow; son, Ronald Morrow; daughter-in-law, Theresa Morrow; son-in-law, Martin Guiton; sister, Francis Seidel; four grandchildren and one great grandson. She is survived by her children, George R. Morrow, Sandra Brokaw and husband, Glen Jacquelyn Price and husband, Raul Camacho, Richard Taylor and wife, Cindy, Nancy Arnold and husband, Michael, Paul Morrow and wife, Nina; sister, Mary Collins; brothers, Donald and John Hawley; numerous loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren; and her loving caregiver, Pat Crisp. The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 22 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7:00 PM with Deacon John Sims officiating. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, May 25 at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Brackney, PA with Father Vincent Langan officiating. Burial will follow the service at St. Augustine’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Bette’s memory to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC. –Obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

JONATHAN P. HAZELTON, 43, of Binghamton, formerly of Milan, Pa., passed away unexpectedly on May 26, 2016 at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Johnson City, N.Y. He was born on July 19, 1972 in Binghamton, a son of James and Regina (Haist) Hazelton. He was married to the former Laurie Ann Nolan, who predeceased him on Sept. 15, 2014. He is survived by his son, Justin Hazelton of Binghamton; his parents, James and Regina Hazelton of Binghamton; his brothers and sisters in law, Michael and Karen Hazelton of Glen Aubrey and Stephen and Jennifer Hazelton of Castle Creek and his nieces, Megan and Madelyn Hazelton. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Joan Nolan of Milan, Pa. and aunts, Nancy Swartwood of Milan, Pa., and Bobbie Besecker of Athens, Pa. He was a U.S. Army veteran, where he served as a ammunition specialist. He then worked for Ingersoll Rand in Painted Post, N.Y. He loved farming, gardening, animals and tractors. He was an avid four-wheeler user. He really enjoyed cooking and building things. He was well loved and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Private services will be held in Maple Grove Cemetery, Castle Creek, N.Y. Memorial contributions may be made to Justin Hazelton account, First Niagara Bank, 1314 Front St., Binghamton, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Behe Funeral Home, 21 Main St., Oxford, N.Y. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

HENBEST –JUDITH A. BAYER age 64, passed away at her home, with her family by her side, on Thursday, August 11, 2016. Judy was born in 1952, a daughter of the late Grace (Rowley) and Robert Henbest. She is also predeceased by her son Jeremy T. Bayer. Judy is survived by her husband James E. Bayer, with whom she celebrated 40 years of marriage on June 12th; son and daughter-in-law Christopher J. and Ashley Bayer of Lighthouse Point FL, and their children, Charlie, Amelia, and another baby due in October; son Matthew J. Bayer of Buffalo NY; sister Jackie Henbest of Elmira; brothers and sisters-in-laws, Bill and Cindy Henbest of White Plains NY, and Ted and Suzanne Henbest of Elmira; along with numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws. A woman of boundless strength and love, Judy shined a light onto everyone she met. But for her, her children and grandchildren shone the brightest. She found pleasure in gardening and cared for the animals that repeatedly were drawn to her. A favorite past time of hers was to sit with her husband of 40 years, and admire the deer and birds flying outside their living room window. Surrounded by endless support and the devotion of her husband, Judy fought an incredible fight. She passed peacefully at home. We take comfort in knowing that she is joyful in heaven, reunited with loved ones, and looking down upon us. She will be deeply missed, but remembered fondly for her gentle spirit and depthless love. Family and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial, for Judy, on Monday, August 15, 2016, 12:00 noon, St. Patrick's Church, 604 Park Place, Elmira NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/13/2016

MICHAEL D. HENDRICKSON JR., 31, of Friendsville, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 2, 2016 in Friendsville, PA. He was born on February 27, 1985, in Montrose, PA. Surviving are his parents, Michael Sr., and Penny Hendrickson, Friendsville, PA, Arlene (Rafferty) Hendrickson, Franklin Forks, PA, his grandmothers, Carol Rafferty, Franklin Forks, Patricia Arnold, Owego, NY his 10 siblings and their spouses, Chelle and Leonard Finnerty, Barb and Justin Rightmire, Cody Hendrickson, Gabrielle Brown, C.J. Brown, James Hendrickson, Randi Catlyn Osterhout, Kaloni Osterhout, Kayla Brown and Chrissy Brown, aunts, uncles, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Barb and Howard Hendrickson, James Rafferty, Sr., and James Arnold. Mike loved the outdoors; he enjoyed hunting, fishing and working with his hands. He had a really good heart, he loved music, and was always ready with a joke; even though his humor was a little offset. Michael was a really great brother and uncle who loved spending time with his family, he also loved kids, especially his nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home on Monday, June 13, 2016, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. The family will then hold a graveside service at 12 noon with Pastor Bob Kadlecik of the Bridgewater Baptist Church officiating at the Birchardville Cemetery Handrick Annex on Stone Street in Birchardville, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mike’s name can be made to True Friends Animal Welfare Center 16332 SR 706, Montrose, PA. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

LEROY MANFRED HESS of Millerton, PA and Edgewater, FL went to be with the Lord April 26, 2016 in the presence of his loving family while admitted to Florida Hospital Orlando. Born January 5, 1938, Nordmont, PA, the eldest son of Karr and Colleen Hess. Immediately following high school, he served a four year enlistment as an aircraft mechanic in the United States Air Force with an honorable discharge in 1960. While working as a carpenter and apprentice pressman for the Elmira Star Gazette, he earned his BA in Education. He then taught vocational education and was the instructor for Carpenter's Local 532 apprentices Elmira, NY. Roy then built successful contracting, trucking, and school bus businesses which he was integrally involved with until his passing. He owned a Piper Cherokee 180 airplane which he loved to fly with his family. He was proud to be a past master of the Big Flats, NY Masonic Lodge and a 32nd degree mason. He was also a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Bonna, sons and spouses, William and Laurie Hess, Hammondsport, NY, Scott and Jodell Hess, Tioga, PA, Stephen and Colleen Hess, Corning, NY, Ruston Hess and Gerrit Boezewinkel, Bethesda, MD. Grandchildren: Caitlyn Disbrow(Joseph), Elmira, NY, Morgan Hess, Blake Hess, and Jacqueline Hess. Great-grandchildren: Giuliana Abbey and Liddy Disbrow, brothers: Gerald Hess (Margie), Corning, NY, Douglas Hess ( PA). Sister's in law Robin Muratore (Timothy), New Smyrna Beach, FL, Teresa Gouker, Painted Post, NY as well as several nieces and nephews. Memorial service to be held Saturday June 18th, 2016, 1:00PM at the Moose Lodge, 416 W Franklin St, Horseheads, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/14/2016

HESS –SAUNDRA L. GIACOMI, 76, of Williamsport, died Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at ManorCare North. Saundra celebrated 56 years of marriage with her husband John A. Giacomi prior to his passing on Sept. 6, 2015. Born March 11, 1940, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Nellie (Kulp) Hess. Saundra was a graduate of Williamsport Area High School. Her greatest passion was her family. She was an outstanding artist, and enjoyed drawing, oil painting, singing, playing the organ and piano. Surviving are three children, April L. (Thomas) Wilk, of Elimsport, John E. (Tracey) Giacomi, of Williamsport, and Tammy L. Giacomi, of Crystal River, Fla.; grandchildren, Erika L. West, Adam J. West, William H. Lorimer, John M., Morgan, Ashley, Bryan, and Bridget Giacomi, and Chelsey Reynolds; 16 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Jack Hess, of Muncy. In addition to her husband and parents, Saundra was preceded in death by nine siblings. A graveside service to honor the life of Saundra will be held 2 p.m. Friday, June 17 at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Saundra's name to American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA.

HILL –FRANCES R. DAILEY age 80, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016, surrounded by the love of her family. Fran was born in Elmira, a daughter of Allan and Ambry ( Cleveland) Hill. She is predeceased by brothers, Melvin and Wallace Hill; sister Eloise Mattoon. Fran is survived by her husband of 62 years Guy Dailey; children, Dolores Worboys of Duck River TN, with husband Bill; Barbara Rullo of Elmira, with husband Michael; Allan Dailey of Poughkeepsie NY, with husband Patrick Flood; Nancy Van Fleet of Elmira, with husband Timothy; along with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and her cat Mika. Fran was a former member of Southside Baptist Church and a current member of the United Baptist Church. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Sunday, July 10, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours, with Pastor Skip Reed officiating. It is Fran's request that EVERYONE who comes to calling hours and the funeral service be dressed in casual attire. Those wishing may remember Fran with a donation to the United Baptist Church, 304 N. Main Street, Elmira NY or to the Arctic League, P O Box 113, Elmira, NY. –Elmra Star-Gazette 7/8/2016

BRADY LEE HIPPLE JR. - On the afternoon of Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, Brady Lee Hipple Jr. of Canton went home to be with the Lord while at Bradford County Manor. He was in his beloved daughter's arms as she sang him to sleep. Born on Ellenton Mountain, McNett Township, Lycoming County on May 22, 1940, he was the son of Brady L. Hipple, Sr. and Lela (Campbell) Hipple. Growing up on the mountain, Brady developed a love for the outdoors and an appreciation for God's creatures. He was employed for many years with the former Belmar Company in Canton, and later with the Canton Township road crew. On Jan. 18, 1969 he married Charlene Mulno, and together they raised their family and shared 47 years. In recent years he and Charlene moved into Canton Borough. Brady was a hard-working man devoted to his wife and family. He enjoyed country and western music, and was a familiar face at the annual Canton Block Dance. He was especially fond of Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. As his health deteriorated Brady became a resident of Bradford County Manor. On Wednesday afternoon, as his daughter cradled him in her arms, the Lord received Brady into His own everlasting arms. Brady is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Charlene (Mulno) Hipple, at home; daughter, Michell (and husband Jeffrey) Bosley; and granddaughter, Olivia Bosley of Spring Grove, Pa. He is also survived by step-children, step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Brady and Lela Hipple; and one brother, Willard Edward Hipple Sr. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 15 at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton. Services will follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Will Strunk officiating. –Towanda Daily Review 8/12/2016

HOUSEKNECHT –JUDY ANN SHULER, 75, of Hughesville, died Tuesday, May 24, 2016, following a lengthy illness. Born February 24, 1941 in Muncy, she was a daughter of the late Byard F. and Margery J. (Foust) Houseknecht. She married Richard C. Shuler on April 16, 1963, and together they celebrated 53 years of marriage. Judy graduated from Muncy High School, Class of 1959, and then graduated from the former Pennsylvania College of Arts and Sciences. Judy was employed as a phlebotomist for a Williamsport doctors group for many years. She also worked at the former GTE Sylvania, Muncy, and retired from SCI Muncy, after having worked there for 26 years. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Kimberly A. Shuler of Hughesville and Dr. Hallie A. Shuler and husband F. Taylor Clark of Muncy; a sister, Joanne and husband Robert Burkholder of Muncy; and a granddaughter, Sophia Ann Clark of Muncy. In addition to her parents, Judy was preceded in death by an infant daughter. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Cinda J. Brucker officiating. Burial will follow in Muncy Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the American Lung Association, 1857 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA. –Funeral Home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

HOWEY –PHYLLIS H. KELSEY - Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear......Surrounded by her family, Phyllis H. Kelsey, 79, of Smithboro, passed away on Monday, June 13, 2016 at Lourdes Hospital, following a period of declining health. Phyllis was born on Aug. 20, 1936 in Sayre, Pa., one of three children of Archie Corey and Alice (Woodruff) Howey. As a child, Phyllis spent her youth in Barton and was a graduate of Owego Free Academy Class of 1954. Phyllis was a longtime phone operator for the Bell Telephone Company. A treasure to her family, Phyllis enjoyed spending time camping and boating at the lake with them, watching the sunsets and sharing stories around the campfire. An avid reader and bowler, she also enjoyed knitting, crocheting and quilting. The holidays were complete when Phyllis shared her love of baking pies, although her greatest pleasure was being able to spend time with her granddaughter Michaela. Phyllis was a member of the Owego Moose, the Nichols American Legion, the Tioga Center Alumni Association and enjoyed fellowship with The Sassy Lassies chapter of the Red Hats. Her smile and caring ways will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Phyllis is survived by her husband Rodney; her son, Barry Hyatt; daughter, Lisa Hyatt; sister Linda (Roger) Pyhtila; brothers Jerry (Jackie) Howey, Gene (Jackie) Howey; her grandchildren Michaela, Bradly and Michelle; several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Phyllis was predeceased by her son Michael; and husbands Howard E. Hyatt Jr. and Richard Smith. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Tioga Center United Methodist Church. A memorial service and celebration of her life will follow at 12 p.m. with Pastor Mary Jean Simonin officiating. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial gift to the Sassy Lassies, c/o Mrs. Lois Gowan, 84 Cady Ave., Apt. 205, Nichols, NY in loving memory of Phyllis H. Kelsey. The Cooley Family of Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols is honored and privileged to be serving the family of Phyllis H. Kelsey. –Sayre Morning Times 6/15/2016

HUNSINGER –ERMA CRAWFORD, 92, of Dimock Twp., PA went to be with her Heavenly Father, Saturday, June 25, 2016 at her home. Born September 1, 1923 in Utica, NY, she was the daughter of the late Raymond S. and Ellen J. [Tyler] Hunsinger. Her husband Nelson W. Crawford predeceased her on April 29, 2005. Erma graduated from Rush High School and the Scranton Lackawanna Business College. She was employed by the Susquehanna Valley Children's Home as an office coordinator and later at Robert J. Schmidt Realty as office manager. Survivors include her sons & daughters-in-law, Dennis & MaryLou Mudge of Hallstead, PA, Douglas & Charlotte Mudge of Greenfield Twp., PA, step children & their spouses, James & Kathleen Crawford, Roger Crawford, Ronald & Susan Crawford, Beverly & Gerald Parks, Carole Klym, brother, Raymond Hunsinger, sister-in-law, Annie May Hunsinger, 8 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, 22 step grandchildren, 20 step great grandchildren, 3 great great step grandchildren, a very special friend, Deb Roth, numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents & second husband, she was predeceased by her first husband, Byron Mudge, grandchildren, Mark & Angela Mudge, step son-in-law, Daniel Klym, brothers & sister-in-law, Dewey & Helen Hunsinger & Ronald Hunsinger, sisters & brothers-in-law, Kathleen & Clarence Davies, Madeline & Fred Birchard, Elaine & William Strohl and a sister-in-law, Mary Jane Hunsinger. Services: 11 AM, Thursday at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose, PA with the Pastor Lloyd Penberthy, officiating. Interment will follow in the Tyler Hill Cemetery. Visitation: 6-8 PM on Wednesday at the funeral home. Instead of flowers: memorial contributions may be made to The Shepherd's Chapel, P.O. Box 416, Gravette, AR. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

JOSEPH W. HURLEY, 83, of Corning NY passed away at the Highlands in Brighton on June 14, 2016 with his family at his side. Born in Brockton, Massachusetts on January 11, 1933, the son of Wilfred and Rhoda (Mitchell) Hurley, Joe graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1954 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After working for Corning Glass Works (Corning, Inc) as a co-op he started his 40 year career working in the General Machine Shop where he met Kathleen Huggins, whom he later married. His early tenure at Corning Glass Works included three years at the Harrodsburg Kentucky plant, Plant Manufacturing Engineer at Fallbrook in Corning, and he was the driving force in the development and opening of the Canton NY plant where he became the first plant manager. Joe also filed for and received a patent for a valve design used in a glass piping network. After transferring back to Corning, his job titles included Director of Advanced Manufacturing Systems and Director of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM), an initiative he championed which took him to several plant locations including one in Germany. When he retired in 1994, he was Division Vice President and Director of the Strategic Re-Engineering Group. Joe valued education and the desire to learn, and this motivated him to spend many years traveling to college campuses to recruit for Corning, Inc. In 1970 he was sent to the Harvard Business School's Program for Management Development. Upon retirement he founded his own consulting business Strategics, Inc. where he continued to share his business expertise for 15 years. When the Corning Library faced closure, the community sought out Joe to become a member of the board tasked with keeping the library open. It gave him great pleasure to combine his passion for learning with his business expertise to help the community with this project. Joe was just as passionate about his hobbies. A member of the Sports Car Club of America and the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association, he raced his Porsche Speedster and Porsche 911 at various speedways, including many trips to Watkins Glen International Speedway. He also trained several generations of German Shorthair Pointers to hunt with him, and enjoyed fly fishing on the Cohocton River with his own meticulously hand tied flies. Joe is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Kathleen (Huggins) Hurley, four children Debra (Peter) Nishimoto of Amherst, NH, William (Kathy) Hurley of Corning, NY, Robert (Vicky) Hurley of Honeoye Falls, NY, Jolene Hurley of Baldwinsville, NY, thirteen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, sister Barbara (Kenneth) Black of Saint Mary's GA and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at Phillip's Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 West Pulteney Street in Corning on Sunday, June 19, 2016 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm with a memorial service immediately following. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 435 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/17/2016

JENKINS –HOPE BEATRICE JENKINS AMEDEO, age 50 of Steubenville, Ohio passed away peacefully in the arms of her loving husband, Frank on Friday, June 3, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Carol Kipp, born on March 18, 1966. Hope was a 1985 graduate of Canton Area Junior-Senior High School. She fought a short, but treacherous battle against small cell cervical cancer. Her strong-willed and determined attitude never wavered and was inspiring to all around her. Hope's greatest love was her family and friends. She loved having big family dinners and playing games. You could always find her laughing at a great inside joke or listening intently to a loved one's story. She was the kind of person that you could talk to and know that she truly cared about what you were saying and would try to help you in any way possible. One of her favorite past times was going on dinner and movie dates with her husband, Frank. She also loved preparing for vacations by shopping and getting pedicures. Traveling was important to her. She loved going to the beach, relaxing poolside and soaking up the sun. Her favorite vacation spot was Cancun, Mexico where she had travelled to multiple times. Hope was always a leader in every sense of the word. She served as a Girl Scout leader when her niece wanted to join, but there wasn't a leader to do so. She was very passionate about all the young women she worked with and helped. She loved them as her own and went above and beyond for all of their needs. She later became the local Service Unit Manager for all of the Girl Scout troops in the area. Continuing with her love for children, Hope taught pre-school for several years while living in Ocala, Fla. Hope dedicated many years leading customer service teams for AT&T Wireless. She continued her career of service by working for PHEAA in Harrisburg, Pa. She most recently was responsible for opening and building a service team for the newest PHEAA office in Pittsburgh. She helped train and prepare her employees to serve their customers to the best of their abilities. She was very loved and respected by her colleagues. She was diligent and hardworking, rarely missing any work. Upon hearing of her diagnosis, her employees lovingly dedicated their staff break room, Hope Amedeo's Employee Lounge for Hope's Heroes, in her honor. Hope was predeceased by her grandparents, Evan and Lula B. Jenkins; mother and father, Arthur and Carol J. Kipp; father-in-law, Frank M. Amedeo Sr. and niece, Olivia Spencer. She leaves behind her husband, Frank M. Amedeo Jr.; mother-in-law, JoAnn (John) Kenney; sister, Faye (Robert) Spencer; brother, Ivan (Karen) Finogle; sister-in-law, Trish (Donnie) Price; mother-in-Law, Barbie Amedeo; nieces, Carolann Spencer, Rebecca Spencer, Krista Spencer, Gabrielle Spencer, Sierra Finogle, Dominica Price and Darias Price; nephews, Brent Spencer, Jake Finogle and Dakota Price; great-nephews, Brayden and Jackson Spencer; and her fur babies, Baby, Ciccio and Beatrice. At Hope's request, there will be no formal services. Her family will memorialize her privately, as she wanted. The family wishes to thank all of the amazing caregivers who showed Hope such kindness and went above and beyond to make her feel at home during her extended hospital visits. There aren't enough words to express our gratitude for your love and compassion. In lieu of flowers, please direct any donations in her honor to Magee-Womens Foundation 5800th Unit, 3339 Ward St., Pittsburgh, PA. The Arner Funeral Chapel in Chester is assisting with these arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 6/6/2016 (Unknown father, but was not Arthur Kipp as he was Carol’s second husband.)

MARION L. JOHNSON age 59, of Remington Rd., Tunkhannock, PA (Russell Hill), passed away at the Celtic Hospice of South Wilkes Barre Geisinger, in Wilkes Barre, PA on Saturday afternoon, June 18, 2016. Marion was born in Sayre, PA, on May 2, 1957 the daughter of Betty I. Hoover Johnson, with whom she lived with on Russell Hill, and the late Theodore Johnson. Growing up in the Tunkhannock area, Marion attended the Tunkhannock High School. For over 9 years, she was employed at Cargill, in Wyalusing, PA, a place where she loved to work, and her co-workers she loved to be surrounded with every day. In her spare time, Marion loved to fish, spend time in the outdoors, mowing her lawn, tending to her garden, especially in her vegetable garden; but most of all spending special time with her family. Surviving besides her mother, are her children, her son, Jeremy Johnson, of Tunkhannock, PA and her daughter, Wendy and her husband Sherwood Brown, of Tunkhannock, PA, and her grandchildren, Seth Brown, Cole Johnson, and Sydney Brown. She is also survived by two brothers, Ronald (Marilyn) Johnson, of Shavertown, PA; Clifford (Sue) Johnson, of Dalton, PA; and her sister, Joan (Carl) Brown, of Webster, Mass., along with several nieces and nephews. Besides her father, she preceded in death by a brother, Earl Johnson who passed away on December 31, 2000; and a sister, Martha Johnson, who passed away on Jan. 2, 2008. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 24, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, PA with Rev. Charles Bishop, of the Transue Community Church officiating. Interment will be in the North Flat Cemetery in Laceyville, PA. Family and friends may call at the funeral home, on Thursday evening, June 23, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Relay for Life of Wyoming Co.; C/O of Wyoming County Cancer Society, 8 Ironwood St., Tunkhannock, PA. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

KEARNEY –PARTICIA KEARNEY KELLEY passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at the age of 85. Born in St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY April 21, 1931 the daughter of the late James J. and Eloise Sheehe Kearney. She was also predeceased by her only daughter, Erin Colleen Kelley Vergona in 1989; sister, Joan Kearney Vater of Honeoye Falls; father-in-law, Edward Kelley and mother-in-law, Dolores Slattery Kelley Breitenstein. She is survived by her husband Dr. Patrick Kelley of Horseheads, NY; five sons, Daniel (Susan) of Horseheads, NY, James (Michele) of Erin, NY, Michael (Anna) of Horseheads, NY, John of Horseheads, NY and Robert (Sonya) of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Christopher (Amber) of Brooklyn, NY, Brian of Brooklyn, NY, Kevin of Raleigh, NC and his mother, Rene Miller, Jessica of Buffalo, NY and her mother Anne P. Kelley of Elmira, NY, Caitlin of Spring, TX, Jackie of Brooklyn, NY, Ryan of Brooklyn, NY and Brandon of Horseheads, NY; niece, Patricia Rapach; nephew, Joseph Vater; her lifelong friend Barbara Ferguson Allen and several cousins. Home and family came first with Patricia. However, over the course of her life, she was a secretary at Westinghouse, then secretary in the office of the Vice President at Cornell University, owned and operated a Baskin Robbins franchise in the Pyramid Mall in Ithaca for several years and owned and operated with two of her sons, Kelley's Surf the Turf restaurant in Elmira Heights. She was known in Horseheads when she was a young woman, for her singing voice performing in school, at service clubs, in weddings and other functions. Music was a constant in her home. She was a member of the Horseheads Woman's Club, St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary and an avid bridge player, and especially loved her lunches with her five close childhood friends, and sharing laughter and an occasional bottle of wine with so many of her new friends. At her request, there will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 10:30 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Elmira Heights, NY. Burial at the convenience of the family. The family respectfully request that memorials be made in her name to CCLD-Horseheads Free Library, 405 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY in her memory. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/17/2016

KENYON –FLORENCE K. TUCKER, age 93, passed away at the home of her son in York, South Carolina, March 1, 2016 surrounded by her loved ones. Florence was born Jan. 30, 1923 to the late T.A. and Frances Kenyon of Elkland, PA. She is predeceased by her brother, Charles Kenyon (Flossie) and her loving husband of 59 years, John F. Tucker. She graduated from Ryder College where she met her husband John. After her three children were in school, she worked for Catholic Family Service, Capabilities, Inc., and retired in 1983 from the Elmira Psychiatric Center. Florence was a talented watercolor artist, and loved playing bridge with her friends. One of her great pleasures was traveling throughout the world with her husband. She also enjoyed spending winters with him in FL, summers in Elmira and being at Keuka Lake with her family and friends. In recent years, she wintered in SC. She is survived by her daughters, Diane T. Shingler of AZ, Susanne T. Brusie (Edward) of TX, and son Mark Tucker (Jennifer) of SC, grandchildren Jennifer Pfaff (Doug), Matthew Brusie, Chase, Justin, and Braeden Tucker, and great grandchildren Tucker and Griffin Pfaff, along with many nephews and nieces. A memorial service will be held to celebrate her life, Saturday June 18, 11:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Clinton Ave, Elmira NY, the Rev. Dr. Betsey Crimmons officiating. A light lunch will follow the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her name may be made to First Presbyterian Church, The Elmira Food Bank, or your local hospice. "To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord" 2 Corinthians 5:8. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/12/2016

KEPNER –GLENNA J. KEPNER GARDNER, 90, of Muncy, died Sunday July 4, 2016 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Her husband of 59 years, Ralph G. Gardner preceded her in death on April 16, 2004. Born January 27, 1926 in Penn Township, PA, she was the daughter of the late George H. and Stella V. (Snyder) Kepner. Glenna graduated 8th grade from McCarty School, a one room schoolhouse on Beaver Lake Road, Penn Township. She was a life member of the Muncy V.F.W., and a member of Muncy Valley Moose, Chapter 282 Order of the Eastern Star, GTE Sylvania Quarter Century Club, and the Moreland Baptist Church. Glenna was a former member of the western square dance club called the Swinging Bees and Honey. She enjoyed square dancing at Lairdsville and the Hughesville Legion. She also enjoyed cooking shows, going to reunions and family outings. Glenna was employed as a flashbulb inspector for 34 years at the former GTE Sylvania, Montoursville, PA. Surviving are a daughter Nancy L. (Vincent) Gottschall Repaci of Hughesville; two grandsons Keith Solomon, Shane Gottschall; three granddaughters, Brenda Bock, Vicki Bixler, Holli Gottschall Bayonas; four great-grandchildren, Sarah and Evan Bock, Emma Bayonas, and Landon Gottshall; two brothers, Marlyn (Violet) Kepner, Clyde Kepner; and a sister, Esther Housknecht. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie J. Cole; a grandson, Dean Solomon, and five brothers, Ralph, Melvin, Oscar, Lewis, and Gerald Kepner, and three sisters, Grace Kepner, Claire Penta, and Thelma Burkhart. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 12 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville with Rev. Robert Ingraham officiating. Interment will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Friends may call on Tuesday, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Glenna’s name to the Moreland Baptist Church, 118 Moreland Baptist Road, Muncy, PA. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

KIESS –RUTH G. (KIESS) BENDER, 98, of Muncy Valley, died Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at Watsontown Health & Rehab Center, Watsontown. Born May 7, 1918 in Franklin Township, Lycoming County, she was a daughter of the late George Walter “Dutch” Kiess and Jesse Mae (Phillips) Kiess. Ruth lived in Muncy Valley her entire life, and also had a winter home in Riverview, Florida for 22 years. Her husband, Clair Gerald “Mick” Bender, preceded her in death on July 13, 1998, 24 days prior to celebrating 60 years of marriage. Ruth graduated from the former Sullivan Highland High School, Class of 1937. She was employed with GTE Sylvania, Halls Station, for six years and retired from the Schnadig Corporation, Montoursville, after having worked there for 15 years. Ruth was a member of the Valley United Methodist Church, a charter member of the American Legion Post 601 Auxiliary, a longtime member of the Muncy Valley Area Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary, and one of the founders of the Kiess Reunion. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, knitting, ceramics, sewing, crafts, playing cards, flower gardening and genealogy. Surviving are two daughters, Gloria D. (Charles) Aderhold of Hughesville, and Cheryl E. Whiteley of Montoursville; three sons, Dennis W. (Sally) Bender of Muncy Valley, Duane H. (June) Bender of Muncy Valley, and Harold W. II (Donna) Bender of Turbotville; a sister, Florence K. Rider of Hughesville; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and two step-great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, Ruth was preceded in death by a son, Dwight J. Bender; two grandchildren, Craig A. Bender and Nathan T. Bender; five brothers, John, Harry, Stanley, Bruce, and George Kiess and three sisters, Martha Reibson, Helen Jordan, and Josephine Kiess; and a son-in-law, David Whiteley. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, July 18, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Craig L. Livermore and Rev. D. Wayne Bender, co-officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Sonestown. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to Larry L. Kiess Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 124, Eagles Mere, PA or the Eugene Kiess Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Tom Robbins, 300 Champion Hill Rd., Muncy Valley, PA. –Funeral home obutiuary contributed by Carol Brotzman

KAZUTOSHI KIKKAWA - Former Sayre resident Kazutoshi Kikkawa passed away in his home in Nashville, Tenn., on July 2, 2016. He will be dearly missed. Born in Osaka, Japan, in 1931, he witnessed firsthand the sacrifices required by the Japanese war effort and the destruction and suffering caused by World War II. These experiences shaped his persona and inspired him to pursue a career in medicine. He graduated from Osaka City University Medical School and completed his first internship at the U.S. Air Force General Hospital in Nagoya. Upon the urging of the American doctors at the USAF hospital, Kazutoshi applied for and won a coveted Fulbright Travel Grant allowing him to further his medical education in the United States. With only 25 dollars in his pocket, he landed at St. Anthony's Hospital in Rockford, Ill. There he met Carolyn Vaile, a nursing student, and the two fell in love. Under the terms of his Fulbright award, Kazutoshi was required to return to Japan after completing his three-year internship and residency. Carolyn followed him; and in 1962 the two were married in an old Catholic church in Shukugawa. The couple then returned to the U.S. and Kazutoshi became a U.S. citizen. After brief but memorable stints in Chicago and Pittsburgh, they eventually settled in Sayre, Pa. Dr. Kikkawa worked at the Robert Packer Hospital and Guthrie Clinic from 1967 until his retirement. He touched the lives of countless patients and dedicated much of his career to advancing both the field and profession of radiology. He published numerous papers, served as a Senior Instructor in Radiology at Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia, authored a medical textbook on angiographic practice and, in 1982, was named a Fellow of the American College of Radiology (ACR) - a high honor bestowed on less than 10 percent of all radiologists. Later in his career, he traveled across the U.S. for the ACR, conducting accreditation surveys. Outside of work he had many interests and hobbies - the tango, travel, photography, restoring antique cameras, composing piano music - and he pursued them with disciplined vigor throughout his entire life. Kazutoshi and Carolyn were married 49 years, until her death in 2011. In the years following, he relocated from Sayre to Nashville to be closer to his only child Kaz Christopher, his daughter-in-law Kim, and his grandson Anderson Vaile Kikkawa. Forever proud of his "old-fashioned Japanese values," his meticulous industry, passion for learning and self-improvement, creativity, and gentle humble sprit continue to inspire. The family will host a reception for friends and colleagues at the BriMarie Inn, 119 S. Elmer Ave., in Sayre, on Monday, July 18 from 4-6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center or the George Eastman Museum. –Sayre Morning Times 7/12/2016

MARTIN “MARTY” KNOWLTON - On Monday, May 23, 2016, at the age of 56, Marty was taken from us too soon. Marty met his wife Tammy, the love of his life, through Automax, where he was employed. He was a wonderful husband and a caring father to his two children, Chrysta Knowlton and Keith Knowlton. Marty became a grandfather seven years ago to Damien Miller. Probably, Marty was best known from his time spent at Automax and Lake Country Motorsports. He worked at various local businesses throughout Wellsboro and Mansfield. Marty was a US Marine Corp Veteran. Surviving in addition to his wife, children and grandchild, is his mother, Jeannette Comstock; brothers, Robert (Cynthia) Knowlton, and Kyle (Diane) Knowlton; sister, Krista (Steve) Hand. Marty was preceded in death by his father, Robert (Bob) Knowlton. Memorial service to be held at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd. 139 Main St. Wellsboro, at 11:00 AM Saturday May 28, 2016. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Pat Gobea

KOHLER –MRS. GEORGETTA MARY EISENBERGER, age 73, of York, PA, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the Highlands Care Center in Laporte, PA. Georgetta was born February 5, 1943 in York, PA, a daughter of the late George C. & Mary Stubbs Kohler. She graduated from the York Central High School, a member of the class of 1961. She then enlisted in the US Air Force and served during the Vietnam War. Despite many challenges in life, Georgetta had a deep faith in God’s abiding love. A Bible could often be found by her side. Her faith bore the fruit of kindness, for which she was known. She was given the gift of four beautiful children and 5 grandchildren, whom will miss her dearly. Surviving: two daughters: Janetta Lambert Charlotte, NC and Karen Eisenberger Dallastown, PA; grandchildren: Katie Hughs York, PA, Lyndsey Krug Dallastown, PA, Parker Bergeron Charlotte, PA Siblings: Charmaine Kui York, PA, Weston Kohler Paradise, CA, Ross Kohler Allentown, PA. She was predeceased by two sons: Joseph Eisenberger and Eric Eisenberger and two grandsons: Keith Bissett and Drayton Buckner, and also by a brother, Mark Kohler. Funeral Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family, officiated by Pastor Mike Campbell. Memorial Contributions can be sent to York Rescue Mission. Arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

BARRY W. LAUVER, 64, of Mansfield, PA, passed away July 9, 2016, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA. He was born May 14, 1952, in Harrisburg, PA, the son of Wayne & Betty Jean Seiber Lauver. Mr. Lauver retired after teaching for 32 years, and coaching soccer for many years, at Mansfield Jr. Sr. High School. He was an avid golfer and served as a board member at Corey Creek Golf Club. Barry was a long time member of Friendship Lodge # 247 F. & A. M., serving as Master of the Lodge four times. He was awarded Mason of the Year at Friendship Lodge in 2015. He belonged to numerous Masonic Bodies, including, dual membership in Tyoga Royal Arch Chapter # 194 and Troy Royal Arch Chapter # 261, Ernest E. Lundy Mark Lodge # 403, Eire Council # 105 Knight Masons of PA, Northern Council #24 Royal and Select Master Masons, Sullivan Forest # 210 Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Northern Commandery # 16 Knights Templar, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite-Valley of Williamsport, and a member of Shriner's of Dallas, PA. In addition to his mother of Wolfeboro, NH, Barry is survived by his wife of 32 years, the former, Donna Zeiders, his sister & brother-in-law, Tangerine & John Antonelli of Wolfeboro, NH, his mother-in-law, Dorothy Zeiders of Mifflintown, PA, 3 brothers-in-law, Samuel (Joanne) Zeiders of Greenville, SC, Thomas (Carol) Zeiders of Sewell, NJ, Paul (Sue) Zeiders of Mifflintown, PA, and several special nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service 130 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA, Tuesday 4-6 PM. Friendship Lodge will conduct services there at 6:00 PM, followed by his funeral service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Barry's memory may be made to Friendship Lodge # 247 F&AM PO Box 164 Mansfield, PA, or the American Cancer Society Tioga Unit, 1948 E. 3rd St. Williamsport, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/20/10/2016

LEWIS –JANICE M. BROWN, 86, of East Smithfield, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at the Sayre Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center following a brief illness. She was born on May 31, 1929 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Charles Raymond and Reta Lake Lewis. Janice was a graduate of the Sayre High School. She was a devoted wife, mother and faithful Christian who attended the East Smithfield Federated Church. She was dedicated to the Federated Church Bible Study. Janice was a member of the Bradford County Women Republican Party. She also was a member of the Tim Leonard Rod and Gun Club, East Smithfield Seniors, Valley Quilters, and a long-time member of the East Smithfield Garden Club. Janice loved music and dancing. She had a lifelong love of horses. She is predeceased by her husband Walter L. Brown; Sr.; brother, C. Raymond Lewis Jr.; sisters, Betty Walton, Dorothy Rogers, and her twin sister, Joyce Wood.Janice is survived by her children, Walter L. Jr. and Sharon Brown of Ulster, Pa., Larry Brown of Gillett, Pa., Neil and Pat Brown of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Kevin and Tammy Brown of Milan, Pa., Cheryl and Lamar Kanagy of Washington Boro, Pa., and Linda and Mark Elsbree of Sayre, Pa.; 19 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Roselyn Jarvis of Athens, Pa., and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends and family may call from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at the East Smithfield Federated Church, 531 Main St., East Smithfield, Pa., with the Rev. Timothy Robson officiating. Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made in Janice's memory to the: East Smithfield Federated Church, P.O. Box 7, East Smithfield, PA or the Smithfield Township Volunteer Fire Department, Main Street Ext., East Smithfield, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 5/26/2016

ROBERT C. "BOB" LONGENECKER, 78, of Troy, formerly of Shunk and Berks County, Pa., was called home to his Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 26, 2016 from the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Bob was born March 7, 1938 in Mohnton, Pa., a son of the late Martin L. and Violet (Mosser) Longenecker. He was a 1956 graduate of Governor Miffin High School and later served in the US Marine Corps. Bob was a self-employed contractor for many years. He became specialized in many applications involving concrete work and was a construction foreman with Stief Concrete Co. of New Holland, Pa., until retiring. After retiring, he moved to Sullivan County, Pa., where he worked as a landscaper and did lawn care. Bob was an active member of Shunk's United Methodist Church and a past member of the Evangelical Congregational Church in Mohnton. He also served as a past constable of Adamstown Borough, Pa. Bob's passion in life was collecting and restoring antique cars and motorcycles. He also was an avid gardener and landscaper; an enthusiastic bird watcher and a big fan of NASCAR. Bob especially enjoyed times spent at many local car shows, flea markets and auctions. He always looked forward to the spring and fall equipment auctions at the Troy Fair Grounds. Surviving is his companion and friend, Delores Hartford of Troy; the Hartford children and their families; three children, Pamela Shenk of Reading, Pa., Robert Longenecker Jr. of Mt. Wolf, Pa., and David Longenecker of Millsboro, Del.; a brother, Barry Longenecker of Adamstown, Pa.; several grandchildren and nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his son, Scott Longenecker; two siblings, Betty L. Henry and William Longenecker; and a brother-in-law, Ray N. Henry. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2016 at the Shunk United Methodist Church. Pastor Gerald Schmidt and the Rev. Herbert Eby will officiate the memorial service at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the Mohnton Cemetery at a later date. Those who wish may consider a memorial in Mr. Longenecker's name to the Shunk U.M. Church, 43 N. Center St., Canton, PA or to a Charity on one’s choice. Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Drive in Canton is in care of arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 6/1/2016

LOOMIS –MRS. DEBRA SOPER FALSEY - A graveside service for Mrs. Debra Soper-Falsey, age 55, will be held 12 p.m., Friday, July 8, 2016 at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Graniteville, S.C., with Rev. Jason Redd officiating. Debra entered into rest Sunday, July 3, 2016 at her residence. She was a native of Sayre, Pa., and had made Aiken County her home for the past 10 years. Debra was the wife of Mr. Paul Reese Falsey and a daughter of the late Mr. Donald Loomis and the late Mrs. Evelyn Beers Loomis. Debra was the owner and operator of Haily's House Children's Store located in Aiken, S.C., for the past seven years. She was an office clerk for Wal-Mart in Sayre, Pa., and served as an office clerk for Richmond Supply in Augusta, Ga., and was a Baptist by faith. Additional survivors include two sons, Roger Soper, Sayre, Pa., Chad Soper, Rochester, N.Y.; one step son, Ted Falsey, Troy, Pa.; three step daughters, Melinda Austin, Troy, Pa., Julie Falsey, Troy, Pa., Ashley Pellett, Sayre, Pa.; two brothers, Donald Loomis, Erin, N.Y., Richard Loomis, Sayre, Pa.; three sisters, Donna Newton, Pine City, N.Y., Susan Loomis, Sayre, Pa., Cindy Loomis, Endicott, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, Shane, Carter, Jade, Brooke, Derek, Zack and Haily. A visitation with the family will take place from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, July 8, 2016, at Cole Funeral Home, 1544 University Parkway (118 Bypass) Aiken, SC. –Towanda Daily Review 7/7/2016

LOSINGER –ELMA A. MEYER, age 88, of Nelson, PA died Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She was the daughter of Arthur L. and Ada (Learn) Losinger. Elva was the wife of the late Henry Meyer Jr. with whom she celebrated 69 years of marriage. She was a member of the Tuscarora Baptist Church in Addison, NY. Elva is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Arthur Henry of Tubotville, PA, Stephen Jay Meyer of Nelson, PA, David B. and Terri Meyer of Milton, PA: 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Janice Ann and John Bradshaw of Tioga, PA, Susan Flacker of Nelson, PA, Michelle Marie and Clifford Setzer of Nelson, PA; 9 grandchildren and several great grandchildren; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruth and Arnold "Stub" Waters, Bernice and William Gridley all of Wellsboro, PA. Elva was preceded in death by her husband, and sisters, Joyce Aldridge, Alice Meyer, Wanda Campbell, Betty Housel, Arlene Gross, daughter-in-law (wife of her son). In keeping with Elva's wishes there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA has been entrusted with the arrangements. –Funerl home obituary

H. EDMUND LUND JR., son of Harry E. Lund and Lida (Sill) Lund and a longtime Canton resident passed away June 30, 2016. He was 92 years of age. Ed had resided at the Bradford County Manor since December of 2015 and for the previous 16 years was a resident of the Sherwood Retirement and Personal Care Home in Canton. He enjoyed the many years he resided at Sherwood's. Ed had attended the Canton schools and was a member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish. He was also a former member of the Canton Odd Fellows Lodge and a retiree of Canford Manufacturing in Canton. In earlier years, his interests included hunting, fishing, gardening and traveling. He is survived by his cousins, Fred, Steve, Ruth, Charles and Bruce Sill, Kathleen Nelsen, Joy Brann, Carol Ann Becker and Patti Pessoni. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 16 at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton, with Pastor Jerry Schmidt officiating. There will be a time of visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. –Towanda Daily6 Review 7/3/2016

LAURA MICHELLE MABERY, 39, of Sayre, Pa., died Thursday morning, June 30, 2016 following a motor vehicle accident in Kirkwood, N.Y. "Michelle," as she was known by her family and friends, was born in San Bernardino, Calif., on March 3, 1977. Her business career began as a pharmaceutical company sales representative and most recently, Michelle served as a regional sales representative for Micro Solutions of Corning, N.Y. Michelle was a loving mother who dedicated her life to caring for her children. She was an outstanding cook who looked forward every Sunday to having dinner with her children and also loved spending time outdoors going for walks and hiking with them. Michelle will be remembered for her beautiful winning smile and very positive outgoing personality with which she easily won the respect and friendship of many. Michelle will be deeply missed by her children, Brandon, Brion and Taylor Berbary, mother, Laura Barfield and husband Jerry of Childress, Texas, father, Michael Mabery and wife Susan of Haltom City, Texas, brothers, Michael Wheeler of Tyrone, Ga., Carl Schouw and wife Tamara of Tyrone, Ga., Garrett Hershberger of Haltom City, Texas, five nieces, three nephews, several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. A memorial service honoring Michelle's life will be held Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 5 p.m. at the Sullivan's Monument area of Newtown Battlefield State Park, 2346 Co. Rt. 60, Elmira, N.Y., with Pastor Terry VanHorn officiating. The Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home of Sayre, Pa., is assisting Michelle's family with arrangements. –Sayre Morning Times 7/6/2016

MANWARREN –SHIRLEY A. OLINGER, age 81, of Bronxville, NY, formerly of Corning, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at the Wartburg Adult Care Community in Mount Vernon, NY. She was born on August 21, 1934 in Corning, NY, the daughter of Floyd and Thelma (Whitman) Manwarren. She married Daniel F. Fraser on August 25, 1951 in Corning. They divorced and she married Wellington R. Olinger on February 6, 1976. He predeceased her on September 3, 1998. She was employed by Corning Incorporated for many years. A selfless and enthusiastic member of the American Legion Auxiliary for over 50 years, Shirley led a life of service to her community, church and country. She was elected to the post of Department President of the New York State American Legion Auxiliary holding office from 1997-98. Following her New York State presidency, she was elected as the National Historian from 2001-2002 for the American Legion Auxiliary. Family and faith were Shirley's passion and delight. She embraced the Lutheran spirit as a faithful member of Redeemer and now Faith Lutheran Church, her lifelong church home in Corning, NY. She was always ready with a story, paired with a wonderful sense of humor prompting smiles and laughter from all those around her. She is survived by her children: Sherry (John) Fraser of Bronxville, NY and Lisa Horner of Rolling Prairie, IN, Timothy (Cyndi) Fraser of New Smyrna Beach, FL, Thomas Fraser of Newport News, VA, Michael Fraser of Newport News, VA; step-son: Richard Olinger of Corning; sisters: Ellen O'Brian of Ithaca and Virginia Mapes of South Carolina; former husband, Daniel Fraser of Horseheads; many devoted grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Shirley was predeceased by her brother, David Manwarren, sister, Mary Kosty and step-daughter, Sheila McConnell. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning on Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 4:00 to 7:00pm. A celebration of life service will be held on Friday at 11:00am at Faith Lutheran Church, 71 W. First St., Corning with the Rev. Gerhard Grabenhofer officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Knoll Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Shirley's name to Faith Lutheran Church, 71 West 1st Street, Corning, NY or the Corning John P. Eaton Post American Legion Auxiliary, 8 River Rd., Corning, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/10/2016

MARVIN –CLARA L. BERLEUE, age 85, of Beaver Dams, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Corning Centers. She was born on October 14, 1930 in Elmira, the daughter of Millard and Gertrude Marvin. She was married to Harold Thomas Berleue Sr. whom predeceased her on June 5, 1978. Clara was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, and grandmother and she cherished the time she spent with her family. She retired from Corning, Inc following 23 years of service, she was an avid NASCAR fan, and she loved her cats and dogs. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Kathleen and Eric Riley of Addison, Tom and Eileen Berleue of Corning, Frank and Judy Berleue of Corning, Karen and Gregory Walker of Corning, Edward and Paula Berleue of Beaver Dams, and Ernie and Paula Berleue of Corning, sisters, Patricia Comfort of Florida and Irene Scott Doyle of Caton, fifteen grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Clara was predeceased by her grandson, Billy Berleue. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 East Pulteney Street, Corning, on Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and again from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. A celebration of Clara's life will follow there at 2:00 pm. Burial will take place at Addison Rural Cemetery. Those wishing may make donations to the Fingerlakes Humane Society, 7315 State Route 54, Bath, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/7/2016

SAMUEL DAVID MAYNARD, infant son of J. Burt Maynard and Tiffany A. Bartholomew of Franklin Township, Pa., passed away Monday afternoon, July 11, 2016 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. In addition to his parents Samuel is survived by his maternal grandparents, James and Christy Bartholomew of Franklindale; paternal grandparents, Janice and Charles Heskell of Towanda, John A. and Dawn Maynard of Towanda; maternal great-grandparents, Kenneth Bartholomew of East Towanda, Francis and Patricia Mansfield of Towanda; paternal great-grandmother, Donna Hatch of Towanda; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Samuel was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandmother, Viola Bartholomew and paternal great-grandparents, James P. Hatch, John R. and Linda Maynard. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting Samuel's family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 6/14/2016

MCATEE –BETTY M. KEISTER of Horseheads, NY passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the age of 88. Betty was born on October 30, 1927, a daughter of the late Elmer and Leah VanGorder McAtee. Betty retired after 30 years of service as an operator with Verizon and volunteered for many years at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She is predeceased by her former husband, Cecil Keister. Betty is survived by her children, Cecil "Chip" (Kathryn) Keister of Horseheads, NY, Terry (Gretchen) Keister of West Oneonta, NY, Sandra Keister Hayes of Horseheads, NY and Scott (Susan) Keister of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Brendan, Corey, Kelsey, Taylor, Elise and Evan; brother, Richard (Alberta) McAtee and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Betty will be missed by the many friends she shared her love of euchre card tournaments with and casino bus trips. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13 Horseheads, NY on Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 3-6 PM with a Funeral Service to follow at 6 PM with Rev. Richard Farrell. The family would like to express their appreciation for the wonderful care provided by the ICU doctors and nursing staff of Robert Packer Hospital. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/16/2016

MCCARTY –PATRICIA ANN ALOI, age 77, of Elmira, NY died Friday, June 3, 2016 at Schuyler Skilled Nursing Facility in Montour Falls, NY. Pat was born on September 16, 1938 in Cohocton, NY to Robert and Marion (Bullock) McCarty. She married Daniel Aloi in 1958 and was predeceased by him in 2006. She was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy (1956). She had been employed by Van Brunt Motors in Elmira as an accountant. Pat was a wonderful cook and baker, an avid gardener, and a lover of animals and nature. She is survived by her children, Debra Aloi of Hornby, Margaret Aloi of Troy, NY, Daniel Aloi of Horseheads, and Robert (Julie) Aloi of Walkerton, IN; brother, Robin (Pam) McCarty of Liberty, TX; grandchildren, Nicole, Michael, and Daniel; great granddaughter, Julianna; many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins; lifelong friend, Dottie Krovetcz. Pat was predeceased by her sister and brother, Elizabeth Redder and Graydon McCarty. Calling hours will be held Friday, June 10th from 1 - 3 PM at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc., 216 E. First Street in Corning where funeral services will follow at 3:00 PM. Memorial donations may be made to: Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Rd., Ithaca, NY or the National MS Society of Upstate NY, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY. Pat's family entrusted her care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/9/2016

EDWARD JOSEPH MCMANUS, 85, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Wednesday, July 13th, 2016. Edward was born in Birchardville, PA on August 17th, 1930. He is predeceased by his mother Edna, father Mathias, brothers: William and Paul. Ed is survived by his wife Irene (Strzepek) of nearly 57 years, along with his daughter Deanna McManus (Dean Cody) of Bath, NY, son Derek McManus (Lesley) of Corning, NY, and son Dean McManus (Julie) of Corning, NY. He has two grandchildren, Allison Elliott-McManus and Austin McManus, of Corning, NY. He is survived by his sister Mary Ellen Lathrop (John) Gates, NY and has many cousins, nieces, and nephews. He especially enjoyed his children's dogs, Chachi, Twinkie, Roxie, Lucy, Patty, and Jax. Ed was a dairy farmer until age 29 on his parents' farm. He married Irene on August 22nd, 1959 at St. Pius Catholic Church in Cohocton, NY. Ed was a member of the Elmira Carpenter's Local Union 277 for 48 years. He was also the president of the NYS Snowmobile Association, as well as a member of the NYS Turkey Federation Cohocton Valley Chapter, the Southern Tier Two Cylinder Club, the Bath American Legion (21 years), and a Moose Club member (33 years). Ed was also a trustee and member of the Bath Elks Lodge #1547 (22 years). Ed was a member of the Savona Central School Board for 7 years and board member and coach for the Savona Little League. In Ed's earlier years he loved bowling. He was always an outdoor enthusiast, enjoying 4 wheeler rides, but most of all was an avid hunter. He also enjoyed John Deere Tractors, country music, and loved watching the Atlanta Braves (particularly when they were winning). In later years, he enjoyed spending time in casinos and scratching off lottery tickets. Ed was a very loving and loyal husband, father, and grandfather and will be missed by his entire family. The family would like to thank the entire staff of Care First for their incredible love and support through this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Care First in Ed's memory to 3805 Meads Creek Road, Painted Post, NY. Callings Hours will be held Sunday July 17th at 2:00pm to 5:00pm at Fagan's Funeral Home in Bath, NY. An Elks Service will be held at 4:45 PM. The Funeral will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Campbell, NY at 11:00am on Monday July 18th. Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Bath, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/15/2016

SAMUEL L. MCNETT, 65, entered into the Kingdom of Heaven on May 28, 2016 in Wilson Hospital, Johnson City, from a long illness of pulmonary fibrosis. Sam was born in Waverly. His parents were Samuel and Joan Gillan McNett. He spent his youth in Waverly, attending school and graduating from high school there. He excelled in his studies and athletics. Sam was active in Little League, Babe Ruth and later in basketball and track all through high school. He attended Columbia University for two years. He joined the U.S. Army and was stationed at Fort Ord Language School. He served as a Russian interpreter in Berlin, Germany, for many years. Upon returning to the States, he married Alice Ward of Vestal, who was an understanding wife and a great caregiver. He finished his education, graduating from Broome Tech. Sam worked for the Sarafini Company until his retirement. He then volunteered as a driver for Deposit Charities, taking people to medical appointments. Sam was very religious and a member of the Deposit Baptist Church for over 25 years. Sam was predeceased by his father, Samuel McNett, in 2014, and by his brother, Mark, in 2015. He is survived by his wife, Alice; his mother, Joan Evans; his brother, Miles (Lynn) of Pine City; also by his son, Sam R. McNett (Christine) of the U.S. Army, stationed in Alaska, and his daughter, April Maisey (Christopher), living in England; four stepbrothers, Richard, Donald, Robert and Dana Evans; and three grandchildren. Sam wished instead of memorials as a gift - act kindly toward your fellow man; do him a favor! Rest In Peace! –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

TREY MICHAEL MIDDLETON, age 1, passed away, unexpectedly on Sunday, July 10, 2016. He was born on June 29, 2015 in Sayre, Pa., the son of Elizabeth Mullican and Trilvell Middleton of Camptown, Pa. Trey was a fun loving little boy who loved chasing dogs, playing with his stuffed elephant and moose, and playing catch with his Uncle Tim. He enjoyed books especially Dr. Seuss' "Green Eggs and Ham." He was a smart little boy who loved cheese doodles and cookies.Trey is survived by his parents, Elizabeth Mullican and Trilvell Middleton both of Camptown, Pa.; his maternal grandparents, Michael and Deidri Mullican of Camptown, Pa.; his paternal grandparents, JoAnne Williams of Philadelphia, Pa. and Thomas Middleton of Charlestown, S.C.; his maternal great-grandparents, Bonnie and Keith Brodhun of Selbyville, Del. and Marilyn and David Mullican of Wyalusing, Pa.; his aunt and uncle, Timothy Mullican and Madeline Mullican both of Camptown, Pa., and Sparkle Jackson of Elmira, N.Y.; as well as many great-aunts and uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal great-great grandmother, Marion Bowman on Jan. 31, 2016. The family has requested to have a private service at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the Lacey Street Cemetery, Laceyville, Pa. Arrangements were entrusted with Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 7/15/2016

ELWYN MORNINGSTAR, 81, a former longtime Valley native, went to heaven to be with our lord on Oct. 13, 2015 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Elwyn retired from Ingersoll Rand in Athens in 1994 and started to enjoy his retirement in Florida, where he had lived since 2011. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Louise, who still resides at their home in Webster, Fla. He is also survived by his three children, Robert (Carrie) Morningstar, Melissa (Duane) Coe and Rebecca (Jan) Sessaman. He is survived by seven grandchildren, Michael, Bradley and Timothy Cron, Greg Gower, Justyn Morningstar, Jennifer (Sessaman) Caitlin and Timothy Sessaman, four great-grandchildren: Kaitlyn, Jonathon, Aubree and Espn Cron, and numerous nieces and nephews. Elwyn (Papa) loved his family and many outdoor activities such as golfing, fishing, hunting and traveling. He also loved to watch any type of sporting events. He was well loved by everyone he met and his family was most important to him. He supported every decision made by his family and he loved them unconditionally. He was a member of the Church of the Redeemer in Sayre and the St. Francis Episcopal Church in Bushnell, Fla. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Tessie Morningstar and 11 siblings, his son, Michael Morningstar, and a grandson, Matthew Sessaman. There will be a memorial service on July 30, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Redeemer in Sayre with Father Benjamin Lentz officiating. –Sayre Morning Times 7/7/2016

RONALD W. (RON) MOWRY, 86, and a lifetime resident of South Auburn, went peacefully to his heavenly home on July 13, 2016, with family at his bedside. He resided at the Golden Living Center in Tunkhannock, PA for the past six years. Ron was born in South Auburn on July 3, 1930 to the late Rex Wallace and Vera Ethel Tewksbury Mowry. He attended school at Auburn Center and Meshoppen and graduated in the class of 1948. On March 24, 1951 he married his childhood sweetheart, Lois LaFrance, who predeceased him in 2007 after more than fifty-six years of marriage. Ron served in the US Army from 1952 to 1953 during the Korean conflict, as an infantryman. His Christian background led him to become active as a chaplain’s assistant. He often contributed musical numbers for services during his tour. He achieved the rank of PFC and was honorably discharged in 1953. Ron continued as an Army Reserve component soldier for several years. Ron worked as a mail carrier and postal clerk. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after thirty three years of service. Ron attended the Meshoppen Methodist Church and was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 510. Ron’s musical talent was one of his most special gifts. He was an accomplished soloist, pianist and organist. He played trombone while in school and sang with his brothers and father while growing up. His beautiful tenor voice is best remembered as one of the Belltones. He, along with Bob Holdren and Don James, sang for close to 25 years. Ron also sang with the choir of the Meshoppen Methodist Church. Ron never saw a tree he didn’t love. He was a self-taught woodworker and cabinetmaker, featured in local papers with examples of furniture made from his hand hewn and lumbered wood. Ron operated a saw mill on his parents’ property. The cabinets in his family home were entirely handmade by Ron as were those he and Bob Clayton made and installed in the South Auburn Grange. Many of his projects reside in the homes of his children and grandchildren, as cherished family treasures. Ron had a special interest in the maintenance of the local cemeteries. In his younger years, he and his family mowed many local cemeteries. He was a trustee of the Jersey Hill Cemetery Association for more than 33 years. As sexton, he was instrumental in the record keeping and creation of an updated map of plots at Jersey Hill for many years. Ron was a member of the South Auburn Grange for over 70 years. He held nearly every office of the subordinate Grange, including three terms as Master. During that time, he was instrumental in several expansion projects, including the addition of a second kitchen and storage closet. He was also recognized for his reactivation of and recruitment for the juvenile Grange. Children of the community remember Ron’s spearheading of the annual Easter egg hunt. Ron was chosen State Granger of the Year in 1986 after being nominated by his fellow Grangers. He was the first person from Susquehanna County to receive this award. Ron held a special interest in supporting education of youth. He served as the secretary-treasurer of the Meshoppen Alumni Association, The South Auburn Grange ‘s Mowry scholarship, The VanGorden Scholarship and others. Ronald spearheaded the compilation of the Meshoppen/Auburn History of Schools. Working with a dedicated team of volunteers, Ron devoted countless hours to gathering and identifying the people in school photos, tracking graduates and teachers. These volumes live as a local genealogical historical resource. Ron’s most recent project was working with the book committee to compile the History of the Meshoppen United Methodist Church 1855-2005. Ron was instrumental in seeing this project to completion. His family is grateful for his love and support, his life of example, and for all those who worked with him to complete these important projects. Ron was an avid supporter of his grandchildren’s sporting and dance events, and each grandchild was his “favorite”. Ron's other hobbies included playing the piano, photography, and traveling with Lois and special friends Don and Gail James. Ron is survived by his children and their spouses: COL (Ret) Rhonda and George Moore of Allentown, Larry and Elizabeth Mowry of South Auburn, Jane and Mike Murphy of South Auburn, and Chief Petty Officer (Ret) Jay and Victoria Mowry of Jacksonville, FL; 10 grandchildren and spouses: Danielle (Jason) Garber, Christopher (Tammi) Mowry, Renee (Benjamin) LaRue, Angela (Brian) Upright, Jennifer (Kyle) Bogardus, Becki Murphy, Joel (Sara) Mowry, Brittany (Devin) Sherman, Kyle Mowry); and 17 great grandchildren: Cody, Garrett, Alyssa, Matthew, and Makenzy Mowry, Payton, Madison and Hannah LaRue, Sydney, Parker and Trevor Upright, Braden, Greyson and Colton Bogardus, Elliot Sherman, Rylie and Brynlie Garber, and 2 more great-granddaughters are expected in October. Ron was a special Dad, grandpa, uncle and friend, all of who will always miss his smile and infectious laugh. Other survivors are brothers Elston, Paul and George Mowry and many in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his wife and parents, Ron is pre-deceased by a son, Mark, a grandson Jeremy, brothers: Kenneth and Duane, and a sister, Eloise Mowry. Ron's family wishes to acknowledge the wonderful care that Ron received by the staff at Golden Living, Dr. Chris Andres and special friend Becca who kept a special eye on our special grandpa. Funeral services for Ron will be held on Monday, July 18, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the Sheldon Funeral Home, SR 6, Meshoppen. A graveside service with Military Honors will follow at the South Auburn Cemetery. Graveside Military services will be conducted by the members of the Rought Hall Post # 510 American Legion, the Dennis Strong Post # 457 American Legion; and the Endless Mountains Post # 3583 V.F.W. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, July 17, 2016 from 5:00-8:00 PM and on Monday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to the Meshoppen United Methodist Church, PO Box 159, Meshoppen, PA, the Maplewood Ranch, or the American Alzheimer's Foundation, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

MYERS –DELORES S. POUST, 84, of Hughesville, passed away quietly surrounded by her family and friends on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at ManorCare Health Services, South. Born July 3, 1931 in Shrewsbury Twp., she was a daughter of the late Judson and Ocie (Phillips) Myers. She married the late Carl Walter Poust, who preceded her in death on April 10, 2011. Delores graduated from Hughesville High School. She had been employed as a manager of the former L.F. Widmann’s retail store in Hughesville for 35 years. Delores was a loving wife and mother to Carl, Jeff, and Dee Ann. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Muncy and always enjoyed her visits with Pastor Arlene P. Beechert. She also belonged to Eastern Star, Williamsport Christian Women, Professional Business Women of Hughesville, and was active with Red Hats. Delores enjoyed the beach, the ocean, and above all loved spending time with family and grandkids. She also had great joy in making people smile in a caring and kind way. Surviving are a daughter, Dee Ann (Keith) Poust-Chambers of Williamsport; a son, Jeffrey (Sharon) Poust of Hughesville; two grandchildren, Amanda D. (Timothy) Funk of New Holland/Lancaster and Jeffrey W. Wolfe of Williamsport; three great grandchildren, Huntter M. Wolfe, Autumn Wolfe, Mason Wolfe and the family is expecting a fourth great granddaughter in July. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by seven sisters. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

MONRO –JANICE M. SAXTON, 88, passed away peacefully July 9, 2016 at the Twin Oaks Personal Care Home after a courageous battle with Alzheimer ’s disease. Janice was the daughter of G.H. Monro and Myrtle (Harvey) Monro of Edgewoods Farm in Sylvania. She was born December 6, 1927. She was a 1944 graduate of Troy High School and was the class valedictorian. She was a 1948 graduate of Mansfield State Teacher’s College with a degree in Home Economics. While in college, she was an active member of Omicron Gamma Pi, a national home economics honors society. After graduating, she was the home economics teacher and head of the cafeteria at Canton High School for 2 years. On June 11, 1949 she married her high school sweetheart, Robert Earl Saxton of Troy, having celebrated 67 years together this year. On their family farm on the Porter Road they raised three daughters: Sandra (David) Clink of Columbia Cross Roads, Sharon (Greg) Jones of Mansfield, PA, and Clermont, FL, and Susan (Thomas) Evans of Litchfield, NH. Using her home economics degree and her love of teaching, she founded the Sylvania Sew & Snack 4-H club where she was instrumental in teaching girls how to sew and cook. She was secretary of Troy Grange #182 for many years until it was disbanded. When her children were older, Earl and Janice were members of the Grand Paraders enjoying modern and western square dancing for 25 years. They enjoyed traveling to various places throughout the U.S. and abroad. Janice is preceded in death by her parents, her in-laws Willis and Aileen Saxton, her brother Archie Monro, her sister Hannah Orr, her sisters-in-law Catherine Monro, Elorena Sims, Mary Louise Sartell, and Carol Saxton, her brothers-in-law Arthur and Charles Saxton, Paul Sims, and Richard Orr. In addition to her daughters, Janice is survived by her beloved grandchildren Stephanie (George) Welch, Jr. of Corning, NY, Robert (Brenda) Clink of Mali, Africa, Laurel (Ben) Olney of Wahiawa, HI, Kirby Jones of Elmira Heights, NY, Sarah Evans of Concord, NH, and Jenny Evans of New York, NY. She is also survived by 7 cherished great grandchildren, sister-in-law Doris Saxton, and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Twin Oaks Personal Care Home and Guthrie Hospice for their excellent and loving care of our wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Services are private and will be held at the convenience of Janice’s family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Janice’s memory to Twin Oaks Personal Care Home’s Activity Fund 1100 Cowley Road, Granville Summit, PA or to Guthrie Hospice 421 Tomahawk Rd, Towanda, PA.

O’CONNOR –DOROTHY M. BOATMAN, 79, of 6949 Herrickville Road, Wyalusing, Herrick Township, Pa., passed away Friday evening, June 3, 2016 at her home following an extended illness. Dorothy was born in Johnson City, NY on June 18, 1936 the fourth of 17 children to Paul A. and Anna Laura Cole O'Connor. Dorothy grew up in Herrickville and was a graduate of Wyalusing High School class of 1954. On Aug. 5, 1956 she married Bruce C. Boatman Jr. at the Herrickville United Methodist Church. Dorothy's life encompassed her home and family. She was a member of the Orwell Bible Church. Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Bruce C. Boatman Jr.; six sons, Bruce "Skip" Boatman III (Julia) of Ovid, N.Y., Forrest Boatman (Gloria) of Wiley Ford, W.Va., Dyson Boatman of Cottonwood, Ariz., Matthew Boatman of San Diego, Calif., Brady Boatman of Herrick Township, and Jason Boatman (Tanya) of Herrick Township; six grandsons, Nathan Boatman (Amanda), Joshua White (Tammara), Randy Boatman, Zachary Boatman, Gregory Boatman, and Joseph Kopechek; two granddaughters, Amanda White and Samantha Boatman; a great granddaughter, Raina Grace White; brothers, Jonathan L. "Louie" O'Connor (Joan) of Wyalusing and Clair M. O'Connor (Jung Ja) of Wyalusing; sisters, Diane M. Landmesser (Robert) of Towanda, Sharon Force (Burton) of Florida, Alice Bensavage of Hyndman, Pa., Laura Hiduk (Tom) of Wyalusing, Sally Miller (George) of Rome, Marilyn Bailey of Pittsburgh, Pa., Bonnie O'Connor of Maryland, and Ruth DeLamarter of Stevensville; sisters-in-law, Janet Chilson of Orwell Township, Allyson O'Connor of Pittsburgh, Pa., Barbara O'Connor of Illinois, and Virginia "Ginger" O'Connor of Asylum Township; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Cassandra Boatman; father, Paul A. O'Connor in July of 1981; mother, Anna Laura Cole O'Connor in October of 2010; and brothers, Paul, Nick, Terry, Howard, Dennis and Kenneth O'Connor. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the Boatman family residence, 6949 Herrickville Road, with Pastor Richard Vieldhouse officiating. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Orwell Bible Church, 1749 Orwell Hill Road, Rome, PA in Dorothy's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 6/6/2016

OGDEN –HAZEL J. (OGDEN) SKULLNEY, beloved mother and dear friend to all, passed away peacefully on June 28, 2016 in her home in Blossburg. Hazel, the ninth child of Elnora and Clarence Ogden, was born November 27, 1926, and attended and graduated from Blossburg High School in 1945. She married Edward “Cooney” Skullney in 1948 and shortly afterwards started working in the cafeteria of the Blossburg Elementary School. She later became the secretary in the elementary school, a position she maintained until her retirement in 1993. Many students would remember her as the kind and caring person that she was; others as the one who really ran the elementary school. Hazel was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Morris Run, where she sang in the choir and helped out at many church’s functions, including the popular Labor Day Picnic. She enjoyed housekeeping, keeping her lawn nicely ‘manicured’ and landscaped, shopping (especially for jewelry and shoes!), her ceramics and being with her family. Hazel was a loving and caring person who touched the lives of many and treated everyone with a pleasant and cordial smile. She was so familiar to many that an out-of-towner once asked if she was running for public office due to her popularity. She will be sorely missed. Hazel is survived by a daughter, Connie Ann (Raymond) Morley; a son, William (Kathleen) Skullney; a sister, Doris LeBlanc and six grandchildren; Tim, Heather, Susan, Maggie, Barb and Dan; 14 great grandchildren, Nathan, Andrew, Kara, Haylee, Henry, Andy, Kerrey, Matthew, Nicky, Gwen, Gracie, Ellie, Bella and Pip. Preceding her in death were her husband of 40 years, Edward Skullney; sisters, Gertrude Bailey and Gladys Hetherton; brothers, Kenneth Ogden, Gordon “Joe” Ogden, Donald Ogden, also infants, Stuart and John. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

O’HARA –CAROL ANN O’HARA CUMMINGS AKINS, 65, of Bradenton, Florida, formerly of Troy and Canton PA, passed away after a short illness on August 2, 2016 at her home. Carol Ann was born on September 26, 1950 in Carbondale, PA, the youngest of three children of Bill and Marie O'Hara. Carol inherited a passion for living, learning and interacting with people that would stay with her throughout her life. With a ready wit and keen compassion she touched all who knew her, however long or brief. Nicknamed Gabby by her father she spent a lifetime earning the nickname, striking up conversations with friends and friends she had just met everywhere she went. There were no strangers in Carol Ann's world. Carol Ann graduated from Canton high school in 1968. From there she attended Robert Packer School of Nursing where she earned her nursing degree in 1972. Continuing her desire to broaden herself she attended Eastern Connecticut State University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1993. Carol Ann worked for 44 years as a RN. A majority of her nursing career was spent in hospice care, being a friend, advocate and caregiver to her patients and their families. Carol Ann approached her work like her life with compassion, care and a quick wit! Carol Ann is a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Towanda PA and a former member of Saint Johns Church in Troy, PA. Carol Ann is survived by her longtime friend and companion, Mary Lou Hadley of Bradenton, FL; her mother, Marie O'Hara of Canton, PA, aunt, Donna (uncle, Henry) Stone of Canton, PA; uncle, Stanley Richman of Ridgefield, CT; brother, Mick (Joanne) O'Hara of Canton, PA; sister, Colleen (Ernie) Johnston of Mansfield, PA; sons, Chip (Mary) Cummings of Elmira, NY; Scott Cummings of Troy, PA and Jay Cummings of Troy, PA and long time friend, Melissa O'Hara Callahan; grandchildren, Jacob Cummings, Ashley Cummings, Justin Cummings, Evan Cummings, Jay Cummings II, Laura Cummings and Aahleisia Cummings; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Carol Ann was predeceased by her father, Bill O'Hara in September 2007 and by her aunt, Marie O'Hara Richman in October 2008. Services will be at a later date at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Carol Ann's name to Tidewell Hospice, 3355 26th St West, Bradenton, FL. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/14/2016

ALLISON O’NEIL born December 5, 1919, passed peacefully away on the morning of May 31, 2016 at Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community in Asheville, NC. She was 96 years old. Born in Lakewood, Ohio, Barbara spent most of her childhood in Elmira, New York. She attended Webber College in south Florida. She met and married George Frederick "Fred" Allison, a dashing WWII pilot who flew the infamous hump in Asia. In 1949, they moved to Asheville, NC where Barbara's family had a farm. A year later, they moved back to Elmira where Fred joined Eastern Metal and Barbara practiced real estate. She lived in the same charming home along the Chemung River for over 57 years. She was an avid golfer and bridge player and belonged to the Elmira Country Club. In 2011 she relocated to Asheville, NC, to be near family. Barbara loved animals. A frequent feeder of stray cats, she also hosted a number of deer and other wildlife in her woodsy back yard. Barbara was the daughter of Edward Emerson and Blanche Weldon O'Neill. She was predeceased by her husband, George Frederick Allison, and her three sisters, Patricia O'Neill Westlake, Jean O'Neill, Mary Hope O'Neill Shertzer and her stepmother, Mary Hinkley O'Neill. She leaves behind her sister, Catherine O'Neill Ogg; her cousin, Dorcus Philleo Sommer, and numerous nieces and nephews. Following a graveside service in late summer, Barbara will be interred at the family plot in the Wood Lawn Cemetery in Elmira, New York. The family would like to thank the caring staff at Deerfield and her caregivers, Pat Dennison, Meghan Dvorscak and Letty Halpern, who worked tirelessly to make Barbara's last few years as comfortable as possible. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to an organization Barbara supported, the Chemung County Humane Society, 2435 St. Rt. 352, Elmira, New York or donate directly to the organization at https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/chemungspca or any other organization you support dedicated to the care of homeless animals. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/7/2016

LINDA R. OWLETT, PHD, 79 formerly of Wellsboro, PA passed away on June 19, 2016 at the Highlands Care Center in Laporte, PA. Born April 13, 1937 in Middlebury Center, she was the daughter of the late John and Kathleen (Davis) Owlett. She is survived by two daughters, Kelliey Baltimore of Bradford, PA and Kristina Gillispie of Las Vegas, NV; two granddaughters, Ashley Baltimore and Brittany Gillespie; sister, Alice Brockway of Lawrenceville, PA; a brother, David (Elva) Owlett of Almond, NY and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Kevin Baltimore in 1979 and a sister, Mary Ellen White in 1994. Linda attended Penn State University and Marywood College and received her doctorate in Psychology from UCLA. She taught psychology at Penn State University, UCLA, Alfred State College and Pierce Community College. She was an avid artistic painter, enjoyed researching genealogy and wrote a book of family history. A Memorial Service will be held at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland on Saturday, July 2nd at 2:00 PM. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/28/2016

PERRY –PHYLLIS A. CRANE - On the evening of July 4, 2016, Phyllis A. Crane of Canton passed away quietly at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville following a lengthy illness. She was 67 years of age. Born Nov. 21, 1948 in Sayre, she was one of 14 children born to Harry and Ann Perry. She was married to Ralph Crane, with whom she raised four children and would have celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this year. Phyllis always took an interest in the activities of her children, and had played an important role in school functions as well as the local scouting program. She also enjoyed flowers and working in her garden. Although known for being strong-willed and a fighter, Phyllis was always among the first to help those in need. She would go out of her way to assist someone, even to the point of denying herself. But her greatest source of joy came from her beloved family, who stood by her side until the Lord took her home. Among her survivors are her husband, Ralph, at home; son, Christopher of Canton; daughters, Kathy (and Jason) Kithcart of Sayre, Becky (and Greg) Leljedal of Troy, and Bonnie Ellers; as well as seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.In keeping with Phyllis' wishes, there are no calling hours and all services are private. –Towanda Daily Review 7/7/2016

HAROLD L. PERSUN, 85, of Pennsdale, died Sunday, June 5, 2016 at his home. Born August 7, 1930 in Muncy Twp., he was a son of the late Reuben S. and Pauline B. (Hessler) Persun. He married the former Eleanor R. Clark, and together they celebrated 65 years of marriage. He was a graduate of Muncy High School, class of 1948. He was employed at Eastern Wood Products, Muncy Homes, and retired from G&M Band Saw Service, Williamsport in 1994. Harold was a member of Edward J. Smith Post VFW, Muncy, and a social member of the Washingtonville Fire Company. He enjoyed Hunting, Fishing, Camping, Traveling and was passionate about dancing. Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Ann L. Johnson of Muncy and Linda K. (James) Vandine of Pennsdale; a sister, Eileen (Richard) Rhian of Watsontown; a brother, Charles (Janet) Persun of Muncy; a granddaughter, Amy (Mike) Miller of Liberty, PA and two great granddaughters, Elizabeth A. Miller and Abigail M. Miller. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers; Max, Claire, and Billy Persun. Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

JOHN ANTHONY PETRO, 63, of Ulster Township, PA died November 23, 2015 as the result of a motor vehicle accident in the Town of Ashland, Chemung County, NY. John was born October 25, 1952 in Jersey City, NJ and grew up in Roselle Park, NJ where he graduated from Roselle Park High School in 1970. Upon graduation, John bought a Harley Davidson motorcycle and proceeded to tour the United States. He owned many Harley’s through the years until his health no longer allowed him to ride. John achieved a degree in Radiologic Technology and worked for MYS Binghamton General Hospital for most of his career as a cardiac catheterization and nuclear medicine lab radiology technician. John enjoyed literature, music, science and philosophy. He loved his Jeep and especially loved his dog, “Baby” that died with him in the accident. He is survived by his father, John Petro of Wyalusing, PA, several aunts and numerous cousins throughout the United States. He was preceded in death by his mother, Stella Petro and younger brother, Ronald Petro. A memorial mass will be held Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Third St. Towanda, PA. Interment will be in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, North Towanda, PA. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

PIERCE –JEAN ANN (PIERCE) BRINK born in Elmira, NY, September 14, 1938, passed away June 4, 2016, at Elcor Health Services, Horseheads. Daughter of the late Arnold and Rowena Roll Pierce. Married to Carlton Jay Brink who predeceased her on Father's Day, June 16, 1997. Jean was also predeceased by brother, Edwin Arnold Pierce. Mother of Wendy Chasteen, Elmira, NY, Danny Brink, Savona, NY, Sherry (Paul) Kast, Bloomfield, NY, Kelly and Rose Brink, Staatsburg, NY, Carl and Geri Brink, Savona, NY and Stacy Brink, Elmira, NY, 28 grand and great grandchildren. Jean Ann was an active member of Oakwood United Methodist Church in Elmira Heights, NY (previously at Riverside Methodist, Elmira, NY). She loved to cook and loved cats, one of which she gave to Pastor Fred Dyer at the parsonage since she moved and couldn't have animals. Missing her are two sisters, Shirley Brink and Eleanor (Lou) Kimber, who enjoyed the chatter and laughter that was always there at get together's. A Celebration of her Life will be held Saturday, July 9th at 1:00pm at Oakwood United Methodist, Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/12/2016

PLATT –GENEVIEVE ROSE BABCOCK, 75, of Waverly passed away on Friday, June 10, 2016 at Athens Health & Rehab in Athens. She was predeceased by her parents, Floyd and Caroline Platt; husband, Dick Babcock; sons, William Carnrike, and her pride and joy, Alan Carnrike; brothers, George, Alex, Stanley, Joe and Leon; sisters, Pat, Shirley, Dawn, Janet, Mary, Sarah and Margaret. Genevieve is survived by her loving companion, Joe Carnrike; children, Joseph Carnrike of Lockwood, Victor (Audrey Barton) Carnrike of Barton, Joyce (Brian) Newman of Rome, Jay Carnrike of Waverly, Jackie (Brian) Wolcott of Waverly and Glen (Lisa) Carnrike of Sayre; stepchildren, Rick, Ron, Sandy, Cindy, Pam and Tammy Babcock; sisters, Jessie (Joe) Arcesi of Athens and Joanne (Bob) Stevens of Athens; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; special granddaughter, Jessica Carnrike and special friend and fiancé of Joseph Carnrike who predeceased her, Becky Babcock; special niece, Gloria Barton and special cousin, Stephanie Barton; along with numerous nieces and nephews. She enjoyed racing, bingo, scratch tickets, family gatherings, family picnics and square dancing. She was a caretaker for Alice Campbell, worked at Blue Swan, Sayre Lingerie, Hotel Bradford, Blaines Home Care, Tioga Nursing Home and as a cook at Mangialardo's in Sayre. A time of gathering will be held on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Round Top Park in Athens. Please bring a dish to pass, if possible. The family is being assisted by Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. – Sayre Morning Times 6/14/2016

ROBERT POTTER, age 59, of Millerton, PA, died Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at Corning Center, Corning, NY. He was born November 19, 1956 in Wellsboro, PA, a son of Harold and Barbara "Sophie" (Freas) Potter. Robert married Helen (Corwin) Potter on October 16, 1993. He was the President of Teamsters Local 529, Elmira, NY, a member of DFA in Middlebury, PA, and the N.R.A. Robert enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and friends. Robert is survived by his wife, Helen; a son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Kim Potter of Campbell, NY; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Stephanie (Potter) and Jeffrey Becker of Corning, NY, Raelyn (Corwin) and James Mosher of NC; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, Dale and Dee Dee Potter of Harrison Valley, PA, Richard and Barb Potter of Elkland, PA, Frank and Bonnie Potter of Campbell, NY; a sister, Barb Potter of Portland, OR; 5 grandchildren, Keirstyn, Jordan, Aurorah, Isadorah and Caleb; father-in-law, Robert (Lois) Corwin of Wellsboro, PA; mother-in-law, Shirley (Kenneth) Hale of Tullahoma, TN; several nieces and nephews; 5 brothers-in-law; many close friends. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, June 6, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. and 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/2/2016

CALVIN G. PRATT, 62 of Elmira, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, August 9, 2016. He was born to the late Margaret M. Pratt on August 9th, 1954. In addition to his mother, Calvin was predeceased by his sister, Theresa; brother, Jerry; and sister, Darlene. He is survived by his loving wife, Tina; his children, Cory, John and April; as well as his grandchildren, Alexandria (19), Lauryn (19), Jordyn (17), Hannah (16), Brandon (13), and Sandra (11). Calvin made a 17-year career with NYSDOC working at Fishkill, Elmira, and Cayuga Correctional Facilities as well as being a drill instructor at Camp Monterey. He was respected and well-liked by both his fellow officers and the inmates under his care. Friends and family are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennyslvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Wednesday, August 17th from 3:00PM to 6:00PM. Funeral services will follow there at 6:00PM. Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will officiate. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Calvin's name to the Chemung County Humane Society and SCPA, 2453 Route 352, Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/14/2016

RICHARD M. PRICE, 85, of Thompson, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 3, 2016, at the Barnes Kasson Hospital, Susquehanna, after an illness. Richard was predeceased by his parents, Marvin and Minerva Price; son, Lee Roger Price; two brothers, Wayne and Millard Price; and a sister, Wilda Jennings. He is survived by his six children: Eugene and Donna Price of Thompson, Lewis and Kitty Price of Uniondale, Dean Price and Sarah Lee of Deposit, N.Y., Dennis and Anita Price of Susquehanna, Sandy Kilmer of Thompson, and Lisa Allen, of Susquehanna; 15 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Richard was a farmer his entire life and he also worked as a truck driver at PennDOT for 25 years. He enjoyed his tropical fish as well as raising and showing rabbits. Richard was a lifetime member of the Grange #798 in Gelatt. He will be dearly missed by all of his family and friends. A Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at the Hennessey's Funeral Home, 747 Jackson Ave. Susquehanna. Interment will be held in the Gelatt Cemetery, Gelatt. The family received friends at the Funeral Home on Monday June 6, 2016. –Susquehanna County Independent 6/9/2016

DONALD EARL PUTERBAUGH, 57 of Tunkhannock, PA. He was surrounded by his loving family as he passed away Sunday, June 12, 2016 of cancer. After receiving a liver transplant from a generous donor, he enjoyed another year of life with his family. He courageously battled another round of cancer. He and his wife, would like to thank Hospice of Sacred Heart and especially their amazing caretaker, Sarah Dorsey. Born September 6, 1958 in Meshoppen, PA, Donald attended Tunkhannock High School. He worked as a machinist for Nepp Wire, Mercer and Arlington Industries. In his spare time, he was also a craftsman at construction, roofing and painting. Donald enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding his Harley. He got the most enjoyment spending time with family at numerous cookouts and holiday get-togethers. Donald was preceded in death by his father, Lester Charles Puterbaugh, Sr., who passed away on February 1, 2013. He is survived by his beloved mother, Grace Puterbaugh, of Meshoppen, loving wife Leann of home and former wife, Carole Puterbaugh. His brothers, Jim Reed, Lester Charles Puterbaugh, Jr. and his companion Ellen Durling of Meshoppen, his sister Kim Truscott and her husband Steve of Factoryville and his brother Terry E. Puterbaugh and his companion, Luella Gates of Meshoppen. His children and grandchildren: daughter, Jenny Works and her children, Kailey, William and Erik.; son, Jeremy Puterbaugh and his wife Sarah, and their children, Jordan and Madison; and son, Matthew Puterbaugh and his companion, Brianna, and their children, McKenna, Shane, Sadie and Bailey. His stepchildren, John Danko and wife, Lana, Michael Danko and companion, Amber, and Steven Danko. His nieces and nephews, Jeff Puterbaugh, Jodi Lester, Shalyn Truscott, Haley Puterbaugh, Maddix and Kiana Lester; and many cousins, including special cousins, Dale Platt and Burton Miller. As well as best friend, Mack Moyer. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 5:00-8:00 PM from the Sheldon Funeral Home, 8206 SR 6, Meshoppen, PA. His funeral service will follow at 8:00 PM and will be officiated by Pastor Gary Myers of the Meshoppen Biblical Baptist Church. Interment will be at the Sunnyside Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In his honor, donations can be made to The Gift of Life Family House, 401 Callowhill St., Philadelphia, PA –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

JEFFERY RENZO, 53, of Troy, Pa., passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2016, at Darway Healthcare Center in Estella. Born on Aug. 18, 1962 in Troy, Jeffery Allen was a son of James and Marjorie (Wilcox) Renzo of Troy. He was a member of the 1980 graduating class of Troy High School and served in the U.S. Army. Times shared with family and friends at get-togethers and reunions were very special to Jeffery. He also liked hunting and everything about cars. In addition to his parents, surviving are a sister and brother; Kathleen Ayres of Columbia Cross Roads and Joe Renzo of Canton. Many friends and staff at Darway also survive. He was predeceased by his brother, John Renzo. His family will have private services for Jeffery at a later date. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 6/1/2016

DONALD L. REPSHER passed away on June 28, 2016 at age 83. Don was born in Towanda, Pa., and graduated from Towanda High School. Don moved to Webster, N.Y., after serving in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1955 to pursue his passion for building. He was a master carpenter, retiring in 1955. He spent several years wintering in Florida, where he made many friends for life. He spent most of his time doting on his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He had one of the most infectious smiles and was loved by everyone who knew him. He was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Ella (Schreader) Repsher. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Helen; children, Sandra (Steven) Willison of Rochester, N.Y., Susan (Walter) Wittie of East Smithfield, Pa., and Jody Jerome of Geneso, N.Y.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5 at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 21 Big Tree St., Routes 15 and 20A, Livonia, NY. Services will immediately follow at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Arnold Cemetery, Conesus, N.Y. Memorial contributions may me made to the Conlon-Mulvaney American Legion Post, 6317 Marshall Road, Conesus, NY or the Conesus United Church, 6199 S. Livonia Road, Conesus, NY or to Livingston County Hospice, 2 Murray Hill Drive, Mt. Morris, NY. –Towanda Daily Review 7/2/2016

STEVEN H. ROBBINS - Steve passed away at age 56, surrounded by his family on Saturday, June 4, 2016. He was born May 7, 1960 to the late Charles and Doris Robbins. Steve is survived by his wife, Karen, of 30 years; his daughter, Kelsey Harwood and her husband Brian; his daughter, Colby Robbins; his son, Travis Robbins and Travis' long time girlfriend Jessica Payne. He is also survived by his siblings Charles Robbins, Jr., Clark Robbins, Don Robbins, Rick Robbins, and Linda Thorp; his wife Karen's family, including her siblings, Judy Elvin, Peggy Monitello, Charlie Farmer, Joan Trampenau, Tom Farmer, Jean Becker, Patty Infantine, Carol Farmer, and Susan Mason; as well as numerous other family members. His family will receive friends on Monday, June 13, 2016 from 4-6:30PM at Troy Veterans' Club in Troy, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Donate Life NC. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/6/2016

DONALD C. ‘ROCKY’ ROCKWELL, 79, of Sayre, passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at Sayre Health Care in Sayre, Pa. He worked at Schweizer Aircraft in Big Flats, General Shelter in Sayre and retired from Paxar/Avery-Dennison in Sayre. He was a volunteer for the Red Cross, officer and coach for the Sayre Little League, involved with Sayre Recreation Basketball, past president of the Sayre Redskins Club and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1984. He was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church. Rocky enjoyed baseball, sports and watching his grandchildren in their various activities. Rocky is survived by loving wife, Gail Rockwell; his children, Rosemarie (Bryan) Malanoski of West Mifflin, Pa., and Randy (Karen) Rockwell of Sayre; step-son, Ryan (Amanda) Fenton of Athens; sister, Lorrainne (Harry) Wright of Athens; brothers, Richard (Carol) Rockwell of West Burlington, and Wayne (Wendy) Rockwell of Panama; grandsons, Joshua (Maureen) Malanoski, Jared (Renna) Malanoski, Jordan Rockwell, Josh Burlingame, and Joey Burlingame; granddaughters, Nicole Malanoski (fiancé, Dalas Mallon-Loeb) and Rozlyn Fenton; great-grandson, Paul Liston Malanoski, great-granddaughter, Cora Malanoski; mother-in-law, Shirley Frize; sister-in-law, Amy (Scott Sherman) Jones; brothers-in-law, Harry (Francine) White, Robert White, and John White; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, Carl and Doris Rockwell and brother, Jerry (Barb) Rockwell. A time of gathering will be held from 2 to 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield officiating. The family will provide flowers and ask memorial donations be made to Sayre Athletic Committee, attention: Donnie Skerpon, 79 Murray St., S. Waverly, PA or to an animal shelter of one's choice. –Towanda Daily Review 6/14/2016

FORREST WOODWARD ROLAND III, age 68, of Campbell, NY died Friday, July 8, 2016 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Forrest was born on March 24, 1948 in Corning to Forrest and Doris (Mourhess) Roland, II. He was a graduate of East High School (1967) and had worked in many positions at Corning Incorporated and retired in 2002 as a supervisor in trades. He enjoyed fishing, spending time with his buddies, making sauerkraut, and spoiling his cat Mario. He was a member of the Campbell American Legion and the Corning Moose. He is survived by his loving wife Vicky; two sisters, Paula (Sam) Gullo of Painted Post and Susan (Donald) Levantovich of Painted Post; brother, Dean (Deborah) Roland of Baltimore, MD; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; his fishing buddies, Mort, John, Danny, and Dennis. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, July 13th from 1 - 3 PM at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc., 216 E. First Street in Corning where funeral services will follow at 3:00 PM. Burial will be in Chapel Knoll Cemetery in Painted Post, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Lung Association, 1595 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY. Forrest's family entrusted his care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/10/2016

ROSS –HELEN ROSS RICE age 88, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 28, 2016 in Stuart FL where she had been residing the last several years. Helen was born in Waverly PA, a daughter of Cassius and Gladys (Decker) Ross. She was predeceased by her husband of 69 years, Leonard Joseph Rice, Sr. and son, Leonard Joseph Rice, Jr. Helen is survived by daughter Lenore Jane "Loni" Rice of Archer FL with her children, Rahshel Clair-Ann Rice, and Shadsun Leonard (Heather) Rice; daughter Claire Ann Rice Kuchera of Stuart FL with her children, Mikala Ann, Kelsa Ross and Caden Decker Kuchera; Leonard Jr's son Matthew Leonard Morseman, with his daughter, great grand-daughter Taylor Mae Stevens; brother and sister-in-law James and Loretta Ross of Avon NY; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Helen and her husband Leonard were co-owners of Rice's Floor Center. After they retired in the mid 1960's, they traveled extensively around the United States and throughout the world including Europe, China, and Egypt. They wintered in Florida and returned to Elmira in the warmer months. They enjoyed dancing and were often seen at area festivals. As a young girl Helen was a talented basketball player. She was a master bridge player and played with several local clubs. She enjoyed ceramics, painting, and was an avid gardener. She was also active in local politics working on many campaigns. Family and friends are invited to a graveside service on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Hammondsport NY. Donations in Helen's memory may be directed to St. Jude Place, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/9/2016

ROGER E. RUMSEY of Van Etten, was born to Donald and Genevieve Birney Rumsey in Waverly on August 14, 1950. He passed away on June 13, 2016, in Sayre, Pennsylvania. Roger was brother to Ronald and Paul, uncle to Marie (Alfred) Mack and Seth Rumsey, great- uncle to Nathan, Noah, Nevin, Jared and Krianna, all of whom survive him. He is also survived by many friends including Danielle Lawson-Hochberg, whom he considered a daughter. Roger was a 1968 graduate of Spencer-Van Etten. He worked at Winchester Optical for 28 years, enjoyed nature, hunting and his dog, Whiskey. However, his true talent lay in his award-winning photography. He is well known and admired for his amazing photographs in this area. His favorite subjects were old barns, rural landmarks, flowers, butterflies and train tracks. Friends may call on June 17th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a memorial service to follow. Burial will be at Jay Rumsey Cemetery in Van Etten at the convenience of the family. Kindly consider a donation in Roger's memory to the Community Fire and Rescue Department 24. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/15/2016

ARTHUR L. ‘ART’ RUSSELL JR., 84, of Prospect, Pa., passed away on July 4, 2016 at his residence.He was born March 29, 1932 in Rome, Pa., to the late Arthur L. Russell Sr. and Elizabeth (Joyce) Russell. Arthur was a carpenter foreman for Lane Construction in Meriden, Conn., building roads, bridges, and dams. He attended Butler Community Alliance Church in Butler, Pa. Arthur enjoyed singing, music and talking with friends over coffee at Panera. He is survived by his loving wife, Jane, whom he married on Aug. 29, 2005; one son, Stephen Russell and his wife Carol of Butler, Pa.; two daughters, Elizabeth Blow and her husband Douglas of Downingtown, Pa. and Carol O'Donnell and her husband Brian of Central Asia; three stepsons, Dennis Hogue of Butler, Pa., Jeff Hogue and his wife Dixie of Slippery Rock, Pa., and Dana Hogue of Butler, Pa.; one stepdaughter, Joyce Davies and her husband Charles of Prospect, Pa.; seven grandchildren, Michael, Timothy, and Jonathan Blow, Stacey and Stephanie Russell, and Amy and Aaron O'Donnell; three step-grandchildren, Danielle Busi, T.J. Hogue, and Charles Davies; four great-grandchildren and one brother, Edwin Russell and his wife Pat of Pottstown, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ethel Sarah (Sweet) Russell, whom he married on Feb. 17, 1951 and who passed away on Feb. 21, 2004; and one sister, Esther Russell. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 8, 2016, at Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North St., Butler, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 9, 2016, at the Community Alliance Church, 800 Mercer Rd., Butler, Pa. with Pastor Robert Thomas officiating. –Towanda Daily Review 7/7/2016

RICHARD C. SCHEIRER, 73, of Muncy, died Friday, June 10, 2016, at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of Muncy Valley Hospital. Born April 25, 1943 in Phoenixville, he was a son of the late Sherwood George and Catherine (Lyle) Scheirer. He and his wife, the former Judith A. Snyder, celebrated 48 years of marriage on July 22, 2015. Richard was employed as a Graphic Artist for several companies in the Philadelphia area for over 15 years. Early in his career he enjoyed photography and painting. Richard served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a member of the Montgomery VFW, Post 743, for over 20 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, NASCAR Racing, and was a life member of the NRA. Richard was an avid Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles fan. Surviving, in addition to his wife Judith, are a son, Marc R. (Christina) Scheirer of Mt. Sterling, KY; and two brothers, Donald (Pauline) Scheirer of Phoenixville, S. Robin (Katherine) Scheirer of Monrovia, MD. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Douglas Scheirer. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Cinda J. Brucker officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville, with graveside military honors accorded by combined veteran’s organizations. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Flowers are welcome; however, memorial contributions may also be made in Richard's name to support Parkinson’s research. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

SCHULTZ –HELEN S. KEEL, age 95, Treasure Lake, DuBois, PA died Friday, July 1, 2016 at Christ the King Manor. Born December 5, 1920 in Wilmington, NC, she was the daughter of the late A.H. and Bessie (Williams) Schultz. On August 11, 1957, she married Thomas H. Keel. He preceded her in death on October 27, 1980. She was a self-employed beautician until 2008. Helen was a faithful member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Horseheads, NY. She loved to travel. She relocated to DuBois, PA to be with the Deibler family in 2013. Helen is survived by four step-children, Mickey Moore of Yorktown, VA, Shirley Kingsley of Elmira, NY, T. Allen Keel of San Antonio, TX and Kerry Keel of Daleville, AL; several step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her step-son, Daniel Keel. Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2016 from 12 P.M. until the time of service from the Goble Baronick Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday afternoon at 1 P.M. from the funeral home with Brian Deibler officiating. Burial will be in Luthersburg Union Cemetery. Memorials may be placed with Tri County Church, 1881 Old State Highway 255, DuBois, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/6/2016

SERAFINI –ANITA B. ‘NONA SYSOCK, age 83, of Sugar Hill, Pa., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at home on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. She was born in Mildred, Pa., on March 1, 1933, a daughter of the late Eugenio and Susan Mattioli Serafini. She attended Turnpike High School in Mildred, Pa. On July 25, 1953, she married Frank Sysock of Lopez, Pa. Anita and Frank started their lives together in Avenel, N.J., where they raised their four daughters until Frank's untimely death on July 5, 1969. Anita then moved with her daughters back to Dushore, Pa., where she managed her own restaurant and was employed by Glendons Furniture Store. Throughout her life, Anita enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her special friend, John P. George. She always looked forward to the Saturday night polkas. Surviving are: four daughters, Linda (John) Caccia of Mildred, Pa., Terri (Gary) Hoover of Dushore, Pa., Karen Sysock of Sugar Hill, Pa., Maria (John) Ritinski of Dushore, Pa.; twin brother, Arno Serafini of Mildred, Pa.; two brothers-in-law, Stephen Sysock of Bernice, Pa., Andrew Sysock of Clark, N.J.; seven grandchildren, Danielle Caccia, Stacie Caccia, Misty Vandine, Matthew Hoover, Adam Ritinski, Andy Ritinski, Nathan Ritinski; seven great-grandchildren, Sequoya Vandine, Dylan Gowin, Jordan Gowin, Levi Gowin, Ryan Ritinski, Hailey Ritinski and Henry Ritinski. She is also survived by her loyal dog, Bella; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a special cousin, Flora Arenda of Mildred, Pa. Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by brothers, John Serafini and Armando "Mondi" Serafini and by sisters, Annetta Decker, Rose Gardner, Josephine Barnatovich and Enis Serafini. She was also predeceased by a grandson, Frankie Caccia, and a very special friend, John P. George. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 11, 2016 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred, Pa., with the Rev. Richard Rojas, her pastor, presiding. Interment will follow in the adjoining parish cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 7/8/2016

DONALD ROY SHRIVER left this earth at 63 years of age to join his heavenly father. Don's journey on earth was a difficult one and focused for many years on his FGS diagnosis, a chronic and progressive kidney disease and the medical treatments needed to stay alive. That is over now and Don is in heaven with a new body and undoubtedly marveling at all the colors there. Don is survived by his parents, Ken and Winnie Shriver, his sister and brother-in-law, Joy and Stew Bennett, his brother, Rick Shriver, Rick's girlfriend, April Edwards, and his nephew and niece, Mike and Marykate Bennett. Don's passion in life was art, teaching, creating, sharing, observing and discussing or as some would describe it, "a good healthy debate." He completed his undergraduate studies at Asbury College in Wilmore, Ky., followed by attaining a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Tennessee. Don was blessed to return to his alma mater, Asbury College, and be hired as an assistant art professor. He moved up within the academic system attaining associated professor status and then art department chairman and gallery coordinator. Don was able to show his art in Kentucky, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and New York, and identified himself as specialized in American Abstract Expressionism. In 1991, after a debilitating car accident, Don left Kentucky and returned to live in New York State. He continued to paint as he was able, around his trice-weekly dialysis treatment at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Don's caretakers in the dialysis unit became his second support system beyond his family. Don's health continued to deteriorate resulting in seizures, massive pneumonia, near fatal drug interactions and numerous surgeries. Don's strength of will kept him going through many adversities, he was truly a survivor. He compared himself to Job at times, and wanted to emulate Job's faith in God's greatness. Funeral services will be held at Coleman and Daniels at 300 East Main St. in Endicott, N.Y., on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 6 p.m. A viewing will precede the funeral service at 5 to 6 p.m. Burial services will be private at Vestal Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Gideon's International. As a memory of Don, take some time to look at a wooded hillside and name all the different shades of green you see. –Sayre Morning Times 6/21/2016

SHAFFER –MARILYN S. QUICK, 76, of Rushville, PA passed away on Monday, July 4, 2016 at the Endless Mountains Health Systems in Montrose after an extended illness. She was born in Carbondale, PA to the late Clyde and Maude Shaffer. Marilyn is survived by her children, James and Linda Quick of Hermitage, TN, Reginald Quick of Rushville, PA, Cara and Joseph Dolan of Dumfries, VA, and Melinda and Joseph Vanderfeltz of Rushville, PA; grandchildren, Angela Peche, Joseph Confessore, Amber Ward, Phillip and Cody Quick, Jack and Caleb Dolan, and Kyle and Corey Vanderfeltz; 5 great grandchildren; brother, William Shaffer of Honesdale, PA; and special niece, Jennifer and Nathan Ramey. She was predeceased by her husband, David L. Quick and sister, Carol Stratton. Marilyn was a member of the Rushville Presbyterian Church and was a former Brownie and Cub Scout leader. She is the past Rush Twp. Judge of Elections. She was a homemaker, but had also worked as a teller at Grange National Bank in Lawton, PA and a bookkeeper for Ventresca Associates in Montrose. Marilyn loved her grandchildren. She enjoyed gardening, bowling, the Harford Fair, and going on trips and to events with friends. A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, July 8, 2016 at the Rushville Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow in the Rushville Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 5-8pm at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, 232 S. Main St., Montrose, PA. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Susquehanna County 4-H 88 Chenango St, Montrose PA or the Rushville Presbyterian Church, 10 Gage Rd, Rushville, PA. –Funeral home obutuary contributed by Carol Brotzman

ROGER R. SHERMAN, age 87, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 13, 2016. He was born in Elkland on August 30, 1928 to James and Blanche (VanZile) Sherman. He lived all his life in Elkland and on September 11, 1945 he married Anna M. Finnerty. Together they raised two daughters, two granddaughters and a great grandson. Roger worked as the Elkland Boro Manager, for the Elkland Electric Company, Elkland Cable Company and Time Warner Cable from which he retired in 2001. He owned his own electrical business and became known as one of the best electricians in the area. He owned a game room in which many of the kids adopted him as their "Bompy" too. He served on the Elkland Council for several years and recently completed his second year as council member and president. After his retirement he worked at the school district as a substitute custodian and continued his love of building things for his family. Roger, or Bompy as many of his "grandkids" called him, loved his family dearly and loved spending time with them going on vacations or just having family gatherings. He always joked that he was surrounded by women and waited for 65 years for his boy to join the family. His great-grandsons were his pride and joy. All three of them spent as much time together watching football, playing games, camping and enjoying each other. Roger leaves behind his loving wife of 71 years, Anna Finnerty Sherman; two daughters, Bonnie L. (Louis) Wither of Hancock, NY and Cathy L. (Kevin) Putman of Lindley, NY; three granddaughters, Deanna L. (Robert) Sherman, Christy L. Billington (Randy Fish) both of Elkland, and Andrea E. (Thomas) Klosek of North Haven, CT; and two great grandsons, Matthew R Sherman and Joshua R Sherman both of Elkland. His favorite niece, Vicky Ann VanHorn of Astin, TX. Four brothers, Gary (June) Sherman of Elkland, Bradley (Carol) Sherman of Morris, Pa, Larry Sherman of Harrisburg, Pa. and Wayne Sherman of Missouri. two sisters, Barbara (Rich) Potter and Irene (Wellington) Patterson of Elkland along with several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the Elkland United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name at Boyd's Corners Bible Church in Cameron, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/14/2016

ROBERT C. SKINNER, 78, of Lower Lake Road, Seneca Falls, N.Y., passed away Friday, June 10, 2016, at Geneva General Hospital. Family and friends are invited to calling hours Wednesday, June 15, 2016 from 2-5 p.m. at the Sanderson-Moore Funeral Home, Inc., 32 State St., Seneca Falls. Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Gerald Grazino of the Finger Lakes Christian Fellowship Church officiating. Interment will follow at Springbrook Cemetery. Kindly consider contributions to Beverly Animal Shelter, 50 River Road, Waterloo, NY 13165 or to the Robert C. Skinner Biology Scholarship Fund, c/o Bonnie Spencer, 2463 Route 89, Seneca Falls, NY in memory of Robert. Born in Sayre, Pa., the son of Walter and Ellen Gable Skinner on July 7, 1937. He lived most of his life in the Seneca Falls area. A graduate of Waverly High School Class of 1955, he went on and received his Master's Degree in biology from Oswego State Teachers College. He served in the United State Coast Guard serving on a cutter named West Wind and did a cruise to Antarctica, which he was very proud of. He taught biology and was a guidance counselor at Mynderse Academy for over 30 years, retiring in 1993. He loved teaching, fishing, hunting and his dogs. Robert was a member of the Seneca Falls Airport and owned his own plane and taught aviation. He is survived by a sister, Bonnie (Larry) Spencer of Seneca Falls; a sister-in-law, Rose Skinner; nieces and nephews, Luke (Dana) Spencer, Casey (Chris) Galloway, Robert Skinner, April (Dave) Moore and Patrick (Sarah) Skinner; several grandnieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Walter Skinner Jr. –Sayre Morning Times 6/14/2016

CHARLES R. SMITH JR., 86, of Waverly, NY passed away peacefully on June 14, 2016 at the Elderwood Nursing Facility, Waverly, NY. He was born on June 28, 1929 a son of the late Charles R. Sr. and Saddie (MacPherson) Smith. Charlie was a proud veteran serving his county in WWII in the US Air Force. On July 2, 1954 Charlie married the love of his life Ethel Little Smith in Spencer NY. Together they built a loving home. Charlie was a member of the Valley Color Guard, Waverly VFW and Waverly Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed volunteering and giving back to his community. Charlie was predeceased by his parents Charles R. Sr. and Saddie (MacPherson) Smith, brothers and sisters: Mildred Bolanda, Gladys Coumfort, Norman Smith, George Smith, Arthur Smith, Richard Smith, and Gerald R. Smith. He is survived by his wife Ethel Little Smith, and Children: Charles (Marlynda) Smith of Van Etten, NY, Debora (Raymond) Estey of Boyd, TX, and Philip (Michelle) Smith of Bighamton, NY. Sister-in-law: Dolltta Smith of Waverly. 5 Grandchildren and numbers nieces, nephews and special friends. A funeral service will be held on Monday June 20th at 3PM at the Sayre Christian church, 427 S. Keystone Ave, Sayre PA with Rev James Donahoo officiating with full military honors. A period of visitation will take place from 2PM until the start of the service. Burial will be in the Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly, NY at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers donations may be directed to the Valley Color Guard, 206 Broad St, Waverly, NY. Condolences for the family may be shared by visiting our website at www.tiogapointcremation.com. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

SMITH –HELEN A. DENNIS, 85, formerly of Towanda, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2016 following a long decline from Alzheimer's disease. Helen graduated from Towanda High School and Charles S. Wilson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Binghamton, N.Y. She met her husband Leon at Lafy's Restaurant in Towanda, and the two were married in 1955. Helen practiced as a RN in multiple healthcare settings before changing career paths and becoming a real estate agent. She eventually earned her broker's license and opened her own businesses, Helen Dennis Real Estate and Designs For Living, an interior design store on Main Street in Towanda. She and Leon later relocated to Beverly, Mass., where she worked as a hospice volunteer until retirement. Helen had been an avid golfer and active member of Towanda Country Club. She loved to entertain, travel, play bridge, paint and spend time with her many friends and family. She will be remembered as fun-loving, kind and generous and will be greatly missed. Even with advanced Alzheimer's, she remained happy and full of laughter. She is survived by her husband Leon of Canandaigua, N.Y.; daughters, Madeline Coffin of Boston, Mass. and Connie (Eric) Douthit of Canandaigua, N.Y.; granddaughters, Alyssa and Melanie Coffin of New York City and Erin and Jamie Douthit of Rochester, N.Y.; sister, Marilyn (Joe) Onofre of Casselberry, Fla. and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Llewelyn Smith and Mildred Hatch; sister, Elaine Dorsney; and brother Gale Smith.A celebration her life will be held from 11:30 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 11 at the Villa Sena in Towanda, with a memorial service at noon. –Towanda Daily Review 6/7/2016

KENNETH EDGAR SOPER SR., 70, of Waverly passed away Friday, July 1, 2016 at his home. Ken was born Sept. 13, 1945 in Sayre, Pa. He was a retiree of Ingersoll Rand, where he worked as a machinist for 25 years. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved his canine companions as well. He was predeceased by his mother, Ruth, his father William Soper Sr., his sister, Shirley Hunsinger and brother, William Soper Jr. Surviving Ken are his wife Rosie Maloney Soper. His children Ken (Lori) Soper, Deanna Mincer, Edwin Soper and Cathy Soper Corneby. His stepchildren Lori Burleigh, Angel Morris, Sherry Rought and Chuck Wandell III. He is also survived by his grandchildren Devin Soper, Kaylin Soper, Kelly Soper, Marissa Ribarsky, Cassie and Faith Svoboda, Scott and Sierra Mincer, Edwin Soper Jr., Jessica Corneby; several great-grandchildren; his siblings Edna Fiske, Yolanda Soper, Betty and Bill Wolcott, Doris and Kenneth Nichols, Mark Soper and Dale Soper, as well as several nieces and nephews. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held Friday, July 8, 2016 at 6 p.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly, N.Y. –Sayre Morning Times 7/7/2016

HENRY DAVID SPENCER, 87, of Milan, Pa., passed away peacefully at home Saturday morning, June 18, 2016. Henry was born in Towanda, Pa., on December 27, 1928 the son of Emmett and Mable Wood Spencer. In early years, Henry worked at the saw mill of C.W. Watkins in Ulster, Pa., and as a stone mason for Harry Valilee. On June 4, 1955 Henry married the former Loretta Rockl at the Ulster United Methodist Church. Henry served as road foreman and supervisor for Smithfield Township for 40 years until his retirement. Henry enjoyed raising beef cattle on his property for many years, cutting wood and helping his sons in their equipment and trucking business. Surviving are his sons; John (Beth) Spencer, Dan Spencer (Darlene Cacciola), grandchildren; Dalton, Dakota and Lacey Spencer, brothers and sisters-in-law, Bernard and Lisa Spencer, Michael and Donna Spencer, sister-in- law, Laura Spencer, sister and brother-in-law, Irene and Jack Bishop, sisters, Marion Jefferson, Joyce Benjamin, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gilbert and Lynette Rockl as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 54 years, Loretta R. Spencer on March 11, 2010, brothers, Edward Spencer and Richard Spencer, sister, Myrtle Harding and brothers-in-law, George Jefferson and Jerry Benjamin. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting Henry's family with arrangements. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to Tom Jack Park in care of Donna Yale, 71 Nichols Road, Milan, PA in Henry David Spencer's memory. –Sayre Morning Times 6/20/2016

COMLEY B. SPRINGER, 88, passed away unexpectedly at her home at Country Meadows of Lancaster on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late John and Lenore Wild Benson. She was the wife of the late Edwin R. Springer who died in 1998. Comley was a 1949 graduate of Goucher College where she graduated first in her class and was awarded the Lillian Welsh Award for Excellence in Physiology and Hygiene. She was a member of Alpha Delta Sorority. She and Ed were married in 1949 and resided in Towanda, Pa., until 1967 when they moved to Johnstown, Pa. After Ed's retirement, they owned and operated an antiques and collectibles business together. In 2004 Comley made Lancaster her home. She was a volunteer at Landis Valley Museum and enjoyed the tasks of cataloging historical items. She was a life-long seamstress, quilter and knitter, as well as an avid reader. There was nothing more important to Comley than her family. She devoted her entire life to their wellbeing. Surviving are her five children, Bruce B., husband of Lynn Springer of Bridgeville, Del., Alice S., wife of Karl Gibson of Allison Park, Pa., Elizabeth S., wife of Steve Weibel of Landisville, Brian L., husband of Valerie Springer of Lancaster and John D., husband of Eileen Springer of Newburyport, Mass.; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother, Carville D. Benson. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to celebrate Mrs. Springer's life at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at DeBord Snyder Funeral Home, 141 E. Orange St., Lancaster, Pa. The family will greet friends from 1 p.m. until the time of service on Saturday.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions would be appreciated by: World Vision, P.O. Box 9716, Federal Way, WA (with "animals" in memo. –Towanda Daily Review 7/15/2016

CLAIR E. “YOGIE” STAHL, 83, of Muncy, died Saturday, July 9, 2016, at Watsontown Health & Rehab Center. Born October 5, 1932 in Turbotville, he was a son of the late Franklin P. and Florence N. Dreisbach Stahl. He married the former Marguerite Finley Opp, and together they celebrated 52 years of marriage. Clair attended the former Williamsport Community College, and was employed as a draftsman for Milton Steel, before retiring from the former Sprout-Waldron, Muncy. He was a proud member of the Keystone Drum Bugle Corps, the Quarter Century Club, and the bowling league at the former Cloverleaf Lanes, Muncy. Clair volunteered for Meals on Wheels and the Muncy Valley hospital. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. Surviving in addition to his wife, are a step-son, William "Bill" (Joyce) Tobias of Muncy; two sisters, Hilda Dillon of CT and Patricia Sheatler of Milton; a brother, Melvin Stahl of Lock Haven; five step-grandchildren, Julie (Gary) Bennett, Jennifer (John) Heaton, Phillip Tobias, Kathy (Jamie) Rakestraw, and Chad Tobias; five step-great-grandchildren, Taylor Bennett, Eric Bennett, Matthew Heaton, Logan Rakestraw, and Kasey Rakestraw; and his beloved dog, Molly. In addition to his parents, Clair was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Myron Stahl; two sisters, Lorraine Hamrick and Ruth Yoder; and a step-son, Robert Tobias. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Erwin C. Roux officiating. Burial will follow in Muncy Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

RICHARD CLARENCE STEWART was born in Wellsburg, New York on April 22, 1936 and passed away on March 8, 2016, due to complications after open heart surgery. Richard "Dick" "Stewart" is survived by his daughters, Susan K. Stewart and Lisa M. Stewart-Brown (Recheal); son, Jeremy Comfort (Peggy); foster sister, Joan Freeman; grandchildren, nieces and nephews and numerous grandnieces and nephews. Stewart is preceded in death by father and mother, Aubrey Stewart, Bernice Stewart Oldroyd; sister, Eileen and brothers, Robert, Donald and Ronald and nephew, Robert. And his once-in-a- lifetime dog, Buzz. Stewart served in the United States Marine Corps from 1956 to 1958. His service to his country as a Marine was an ongoing and lifelong source of pride. He was especially proud that his grandnephews, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Joshua Stewart and Corporal Tyler Stewart, followed in his footsteps. Stewart was enormously proud of his children, grandchildren, and all his nieces and nephews, and loved spending time with his family and friends. Stewart was an avid sportsman and was at his happiest when hunting or fishing with his late brother, son, nephews and great nephews. "Any day on the river or in the woods was a good day, regardless of the result." He was thrilled that he was able to go hunting this past deer season. After "retirement" when he wasn't hunting, fishing or enjoying a good poker game Stewart spent his free time working at Robert Treman State Park. A job he said "he would do for free!" The road to the end was rough, but Stewart handled himself with stunning grace and dignity. There are no words for how much Stewart, Dick, Dad, Grandpa, and Uncle Dick will be missed. He was truly one of a kind. The family extends a heartfelt "thank you" to the doctors, social workers, nurses, and staff at both the Golisano Restorative Neurology & Rehabilitation Center, and the University of Rochester Medical Center Palliative Care Program for their exceptional care and support. Stewart would not agree to any formal service, but he did agree to a picnic. And so a picnic will be held in his honor at his beloved Robert Treman State Park at the Upper Pavilion on Sunday June 26, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Semper Fidelis –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/12/2016

CHARLES N. STORY, 83, of Owego passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, June 19, 2016. He was born on Feb. 12, 1933 in Underhill, Vt., a son of Henry W. Story and Elsie (Kroplin) Story. For many years, Charlie owned and operated the family farm in Barton. When not farming, he enjoyed touring the countryside visiting area farmers and farms. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints in Owego where he served as an assistant in the Ward High Priest Group and was a faithful home teacher and caring friend to all. Charlie is survived by his daughter, Robin Baker and fiancé Don Curtis of Lockwood; his grandchildren Zackary and Lynzy; his brother and sister-in-law Russell and Ellen Story of Barton; sister and brother-in-law Ruth and Sam Orme of Nichols; many nieces, nephews and their families also survive. He was predeceased by his parents, a brother, Frederick and a sister. Mary. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Thursday, June 23 from 10-11 a.m. at Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in the Nichols Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Stray Haven, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY or Boy Scouts of America, Troop 60, c/o Sam Orme, Main Street, Nichols, NY in loving memory of Charles N. Story. –Sayre Morning Times 6/21/2016

TEETSEL –GLORIA JEAN TEETSEL KISSELL, 70, of 1638 Kerrick Hill Road, Towanda, Asylum Township, Pa., passed away Monday morning, June 13, 2016 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Gloria was born at home in Wyoming County, Pa., on March 1, 1946 the daughter of James and Ida Steinruck Teetsel. On Jan. 15, 1965, she married Hallock H. Kissell at the French Asylum United Methodist Church. Gloria was formerly employed by the Towanda Gun Club, where she was a life member, and later worked in the garment manufacturing industry in Standing Stone and by Herman Rynveld Sons in New Albany, Pa. She also served as a Tupperware representative in the area for many years. Gloria enjoyed hummingbirds and playing cards with family and friends. Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Hallock H. Kissell; daughter, Laurie (Larry) Curtis of Wysox; grandson, Keith Kissell of Sayre; granddaughter, Heather (Michael) Wishmeyer Saunderlin of Towanda; great-grandson, Bentley William Kissell; sister, Mabel Vanderpool, who is a resident of the Skilled Nursing Unit, Guthrie Memorial Hospital, Towanda; several nieces, nephews and cousins; canine companions, Queenie, Lil Bear and Asia; and feline companion, Smokey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant sister, Florence Teetsel and brothers, James and Kenneth Teetsel. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, June 17, 2016 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Jean Montgomery of the French Asylum United Methodist Church officiating. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA in Gloria's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 6/14/2016

TEETSEL –MABLE MARGARET VANDERPOOL, age 74, of Wyalusing, Pa., passed away on Monday, June 13, 2016 at the Guthrie Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Mable was born Jan. 3, 1942, a daughter of the late James and Ida Steinruck Teetsel. She married Robert S. Vanderpool, a dairy farmer, on Oct. 10, 1959. He predeceased her on Dec. 24, 2012. Mable was employed at various businesses in the area and also had her own craft business, which she operated from her home. She was a loving spouse, mother and grandmother and enjoyed being with her family. She also enjoyed a special bond with family friends, Jim and Judy Gleason of Liberty Corners. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Kathy (Stanley) Potuck; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert (Lorinda) Vanderpool, Dale (Melissa) Vanderpool, Mark Vanderpool, Wayne (Ann) Vanderpool; grandchildren, Melinda (Jesse) Milliron, Josh (Tricia) Vanderpool, Erika Potuck, Alicia Potuck, Kristen Potuck, Sarah Vanderpool, Briana Vanderpool, Delana Vanderpool; great-grandchildren, Taci and Tanner Milliron, Gracie Vanderpool; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Albert (Janice) Vanderpool, Hallock Kissell, Robert Pruyne; sisters-in-law, Linda (Mike) Stanton, Kathy Teetsel, Dorothy Teetsel; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a great-grandson, Peyton Milliron; her sister, Gloria Jean Teetsel Kissell of Towanda, who passed on the same day, June 13, 2016; parents, James Teetsel, and Ida Steinruck Teetsel; an infant sister, Florence Teetsel and brothers, James and Kenneth Teetsel. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a veteran organization of your choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 6/16/2016

THOMPSON –JANE L. DIEFFENBACH, 89, of Montrose, PA passed away, Sunday, July 10, 2016 at Endless Mountains Health Systems, Montrose, PA. Born July 14, 1926 in Trenton, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Alice M. [Rinier] Thompson. Her husband Edward J. Dieffenbach predeceased her on September 28, 1998. Jane graduated from Darby High School and West Chester State Teachers College and taught kindergarten at Ridge Avenue Elementary in Darby, PA. She was an honorary member of Rotary and received the Paul Harris Fellowship Award. Jane was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Montrose for 61 years. Jane was a private person, devoted wife and caring person for those in her close circle. She was the first child of the marriage of a loving couple who had a later born child, a son, John, called Jackie, born with hydrocephalous. At the time of his birth, there was no hope for a child with this condition, and the medical recommendation was to have him put in a home run by the state for “such cases”, where life expectancy was short. Instead, the family took him home and loved him. The father died young, suffering a single fatal heart attack at age 45, which was to be about the life span of the son. After the father passed away, Alice, the mother, and her brother, Uncle Bud (Harry G. Rinier), along with Jane and her husband Ed took care of the bedridden brother for his entire life. Bud worked days, Alice nights, and Jane and Ed visited for holidays and some weekends to give the others a break, help with shopping, and general care of Jackie. For some of his life, Jackie was able to spend some time in a recumbent wheelchair, which is the way he could get outside. He did travel to Montrose some, saw some parades, and was generally loving to those around him. Jane’s husband, Ed was the more outgoing individual, and he being active as a County Agent, sponsored many extra activities for the members of the 4H clubs, and especially in Susquehanna County hosted summer trips for members, so the farm kids could see farm related activities, and experience travel with overnights often in college dorms. Each year the activities varied, and in the early years Jane rode along—until the car was needed for more bus sick youth, when she volunteered her seat for those kids. Ed also was instrumental in organizing Leaders Rotary Camp for boys (later it included girls after Phillippa Follert became active in it) along with Jim Loughlin. Together they encouraged week long camping experiences that include career discussions, training in public speaking, leadership, and a camp publication. Now this activity is called Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Conference, RYLA and it has been going over 40 years. Ed was also active in other Rotary endeavors, including group study exchanges, and he and Jane made friends through his trips to international conventions as well as the friends he brought home from all the things he did. She supported these activities and often went along when she could. Other times, she went to help her Mother and Uncle Bud when Ed and other County Agents were at Farm Show in Harrisburg for a week in January. Widowed for 18 years, she still kept in contact with a few of those friends, although those numbers have dwindled. She missed making it to 90 by less than a week. Survivors include her sister-in-law, Ethlyn Holmes of Melbourne, FL, along with nieces & nephews, Jim (Brooke) Holmes, Dan (Lindsay) Koss and Jason (Heather) Holmes. Besides her parents & husband she was predeceased by her brother, John Thompson. Services: Friday, July, 15, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church of Montrose, Montrose, PA. Interment will be in the Montrose Cemetery. Visitation: One hour prior to the services at the church. Instead of flowers: memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Montrose, 367 Church Street, Montrose, PA 18801 or to the Rotary International Foundation, c/o R. Wilmarth, 4768 SR 167, Kingsley, PA. Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose, PA has been entrusted with the arrangements. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

LEWIS O. TILLOTSON, 93, of Lowman, NY, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, July 9, 2016 from the Chemung County Nursing Facility. He was the loving husband of the late Jean W. (Slocum) Tillotson who passed away September 28, 2010. The couple married July 31, 1943 and had 67 happy years together. Lew was born February 17, 1923 in Canton, PA son of the late Paul E. and Maude B. (Wilcox) Tillotson. He was one of our few remaining World War II veterans, serving in the US Army in the European Theatre. Lew was a farmer and for many years was the stone cutter for Troy Marble & Granite Works, Troy, PA. He was Baptist by faith and was an Awana leader and church deacon. Lew was also an avid fisherman and coin collector. Lewis is survived by his children: Bob and Toni Tillotson of Lugoff, SC, Gloria and Peter Brown of Pine City, NY, and Kathleen Benjamin of Elmira, NY, six grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren, two sisters: Anna Lee Wright of Waverly, NY, and Ella Mae Yaggie of Canton, PA, along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Jean, his daughter Rebecca Sue Philippi, his grandson, John Robert Tillotson, his brothers: Morrell, Leon, William, and Dean Tillotson, and his sisters: Aletha Wright and Ernestine Herman. Family and friends are welcome to gather from 1:00-2:00 pm on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main St. Wellsburg, NY. The funeral service to honor Lewis's life will be held at the conclusion of the viewing at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, July 13th at the funeral home with Rev. James Mott officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery with military honors given. Memorial contributions may be made in Lewis's memory to Gideons International P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN or to the charity of your own choosing. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/11/2016

RUSSELL W. VANDERPOOL SR., 79, of 70 Bridge St. Ulster, Pa., passed away Friday afternoon, May 20, 2016 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Russell was born June 29, 1936 in Towanda, Pa., the son of Flander and Harriett Everson Vanderpool. He is survived by his sons, Russell W. Vanderpool Jr. and Dale Vanderpool; daughters, Joanie Shaffer, Shirley McCormick and Linda Vanderpool; brother, Kenneth Vanderpool; sister, Ruth Vanderpool; as well as several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ernestine A. Vanderpool on July 1, 1983, and brothers, Merle, Ronald and Gerald Vanderpool. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. The Bowen-Farr Funeral Home of Ulster, Pa., is assisting Russell's Family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 5/22/2016

VANKIRK –CLARANEAL ‘CLARY’ CREIGHTON, 93, of Hector, NY, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home with daughter Phyllis and grandson Allen by her side on July 1, 2016. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Thursday (July 7th) from 5pm-7pm; a funeral service will be held Friday at 2:00pm at the Reynoldsville United Methodist Church. Clary was born in Newfield, NY, the daughter of the late Lochary Van Kirk and Amanda Rogers Van Kirk. She was employed as a Laboratory Technician of Plant Science in the Ornamental Horticulture Department at Cornell University. After taking early retirement, she continued to work as a Laboratory Technician for Phillip Morris in Richmond, Virginia. Clary was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She was a member of the Methodist Church, a former RSVP Volunteer and former member of the Women's Auxiliary of the V-L-H Fire Department. She passionately loved horses, flowers, fishing and her friends. She was predeceased by her parents; sisters, Betty Pakkala and Mary Van Kirk, brother, Edwin "Jack" Van Kirk and his wife Anna, and great niece Diane Pakkala Dibble. She is survived by her two daughters, Amanda Creighton of New Jersey and Phyllis Creighton Cady of Burdett; sister, Annie Ostrander of Newfield; Her cherished grandson, Allen (Caitlin) Cady of Burdett; and two great-children, Bryce and Emma Cady who were the lights of her life; nieces and nephews, Sandy (Rick) Van Kirk, Richard (Georgette) Pakkala, Tom (Julie) Van Kirk, Bobby Ostrander, Ricky Ostrander; also special niece and nephew, Eddie and Linda Van Kirk; and several great nieces, nephews, cousins and many wonderful friends made along her life's journey.Those wishing may consider a memorial donation in her memory to the V-L-H Fire Department, PO Box 46, Hector, NY or Reynoldsville United Methodist Church, 3420 Coates Road, Burdett, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/4/2016

MILTON SHEPARD ‘MILT’ VANNOY SR, 88, life-long resident of Granville Summit, Pa., passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Milton Shephard VanNoy, "Milt" to family and friends, was born Dec. 25, 1927 at the family home in Granville Summit. He was a son of the late Eunice (Morrison) and Edwin VanNoy. Milt was a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Army as a radio operator. He was married to the former Dorna LaMont and they were blessed with six children. Milt possessed a strong work ethic and remained active all his life. He always enjoyed his work as a farmer and dairyman, owning and operating the Creek View Farms in Granville Township. In earlier years, he also worked at Troy's Craft Hosiery Mill.Milt was a member of the Troy VFW Post 8675. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and was happiest when just being outdoors. Surviving are five children, Carolyn (David) Swain of Troy, Rosalyn Mosher of Granville Summit, Milton Jr. "Scooter" VanNoy of Granville Summit, Alan VanNoy of Troy and Dennis (Charlene) VanNoy of Troy; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Beatrice Appel of Montour Falls, N.Y. and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife Dorna, who passed away on Feb. 26, 2006; a son, E.J. VanNoy and his brother, John VanNoy. In keeping with Mr. VanNoy's wishes, a private burial will be held at a later date. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting the family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 5/27/2016

KEVIN W. WALBURN, age 49, of Elmira, NY passed away unexpectedly on June 9th 2016. Kevin was born in Elmira on December 13th 1967, son of Donald and Janet (Seymour) Walburn Sr. Kevin was employed at Elmira College for many years. He enjoyed hunting, playing cards and spending time with his children for which he cherished. He is survived by his daughter, Cassandra (Clinton Jayne) Walburn; sons, Chris (Melanie) Sherman and Kevin Walburn Jr.; grandson, Mason Cartagena; father, Donald Walburn Sr.; sisters, Karen Zimmer and Kelly Butts; brothers; Ronald, Mark and Teddy Walburn; many nieces and nephews. Kevin was predeceased by his mother, Janet and brother, Donald Jr. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Kevin's life by attending calling hours on Tuesday, June 14th from 4 to 6 pm at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/10/2016

GEORGE DERRICK WALES, age 89, of Millerton, PA died Sunday, June 26, 2016 in Wellsboro, PA. He was the husband of Beverly (Meade) Wales. George was born on July 20, 1926 in Jackson Summit, PA, a son of William B. and Mina (Henry) Wales. He was a lifelong dairy farmer, a member of the Jackson Summit Baptist Church, was a veteran of the US Marine Corps serving his country in WWII and was a purple heart recipient. He served as a Jackson Twp. Supervisor; attended the Millerton Senior Center; enjoyed spending time with his family; hunting; playing cards and skip-bo. George is survived by his wife, Beverly; three sons and daughters-in-law, Andrew (Kristan) Wales of Sayre, PA, Mike (Lynn) Wales of Alfred, NY, and Tom Wales of Rochester, NY; three daughters, Georgia (John) Hose of Green Castle, PA, Mina Louise (Mike) Kerchak of Sinking Springs, PA and Florence Maria of Corning, NY; a caregiver, Alberta Mase of Millerton, PA; 15 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandson; a brother, Robert Wales of AZ; a sister, Frances Woughton of Pine City, NY; two sisters-in-law, Janet Wales of Jackson Summit, PA and Erma L. Wales of Millerton, PA. He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Harrison H. Wales, Joe Wales, Max Wales, William Wales, Eva Purvis, Leda Montgomery, Laura Miller, Hazel Pettit, Gertrude Wales, Alice Wales, Byron Wales, and Lester Wales. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, July 14th, 2016 from 11:00 AM to noon at the Jackson Summit Baptist Church. A celebration of his life memorial service will immediately follow the calling hour at noon at the church with Pastor Mark Waters officiating. Full Military honors will be presented by Tioga Co. Honor Guard at the church. Interment will be in Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Jackson Summit Baptist Church or to the Susquehanna Hospice. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/8/2016

ROBERT L. ‘BOB’ WARD, age 84, loving father and grandfather, formerly of Towanda, Pa., died Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Tidelands Community Hospice House with his children by his side. Born in Waterbury, Conn., he was a son of the late Leslie and Esther Ward. Mr. Ward was a U.S. Army veteran. He retired from GTE Sylvania in Towanda, Pa. He loved to hunt, fish and fly airplanes, and will be missed by his family and friends. Survivors include a daughter, Carol Ann (Jerry) Kolton Ocean, NJ; a son, Tyler Donovan of Conway, S.C.; a granddaughter, Hollie Ann Lukowski of Vestal, N.Y.; and a sister, Barbara Endter of Sonora, Calif. He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Ward. Services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 6/11/2016

RICHARD R. ‘WHEELS’ WHEELER, age 61 of Elkland passed away at his home on Thursday, August 11, 2016. Born August 20, 1954 in Wellsboro, he was the son of Guy H. and Roberta (Schoonover) Wheeler. He was a member of the Elkland Moose Lodge #746. Richard is survived by his mother, Roberta Wheeler; his brothers, Guy Frank and Anita Wheeler of Addison, NY and Timothy Wheeler of Salem, Mass.; two sisters, Lisa Short of Knoxville and Marjorie Wheeler of Blossburg and many nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held at the Elkland Moose Lodge, 102 E. Main St., Elkland, 12:00 PM on Sunday, Aug. 14th. –Kenyon Funeral Home obit 8/14/2016

TERRY WHEELOCK, 68, passed away Wednesday (July 6, 2016) at the Buffalo VA hospital. Born in Waverly, NY on November 17, 1947, he was a son of the late Meridieth and Shirley (Nichols) Wheelock. Besides his parents Terry was also predeceased by his wife, Eleanor Clymo Wheelock on November 16, 1998. Terry served his country with the Army in Vietnam and received two Purple Hearts. Terry retired from Facet in Elmira. An avid reader, you could always find him reading in the library or in the park. He also enjoyed woodworking and attended the Wallace Wesleyan Church. Terry enjoyed the simpler things in life and was considered a sweet simple man by others. His loving family include his three children, Jeremy (Beth) Wheelock of Kentucky, Misty (Tim) Schutt of Skaneatles and Jason Wheelock of Fairport, His two grandchildren Jordan Schutt and Heidi Wheelock, he is also survived by his siblings DuWayne, Dale, Sherry, Shelby, Donald and Marsha and many other family members. The Avoca funeral Home, 22 N. Main St., Avoca is honored to serve the family of Terry I. Wheelock. A graveside service with military honors will be held at 1PM on Monday (July 11, 2016) at Valley View Cemetery, Avoca. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in his name to the Avoca Free Library, 18 N. Main St., Avoca, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/10/2016

JACK L. WHITAKER, age 90 of Biltmore Dr. and formerly of Briarcliff Dr. Horseheads and Zephyrhills, FL, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Sat. July 9, 2016. Jack was born in the Town of Baldwin Feb. 12, 1926 to Roland and Mary (Drake) Whitaker. His surviving family includes his wife of over 68 years, June (Krumloff) Whitaker; daughters, Jane Winterling of Guilford, VT, Pat (Jeff) Haskins of Breesport, NY; son, Jack Whitaker of Elmira, NY; 12 grandchildren; sister, Sharon (John) Daniel of Horseheads; several great grandchildren; 2 nephews and many cousins. Jack was also predeceased by his daughters, Joann (Gary) Miller and Janet (Armand) Fusco, and granddaughter, Carrie Allen. Jack was a retired customer instructor with Hardinge Inc. and a US Army Air Corps Veteran of WW II. He was a member of the American Legion, Adirondack Hiking Club and former member of Boy Scouts of America, Cub Scouts and a Free and Accepted Masons. Jack was an avid golfer, computer enthusiast and he and June loved hosting big family gatherings at their home in Horseheads. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Wed. July 13, 2016 from 1-3:00 p.m. and again from 5-6:00 pm. His service will follow there at the funeral home at 6:00 pm. Private graveside service will take place in North Chemung Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Jack with memorials to North Chemung United Methodist Church, 677 Breesport Rd., Lowman, NY or CareFirst 3805 Meads Creek Rd., Painted Post, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/12/2016

WILCOX –JESSIE (AN) ZETTLEMOYER, 81, of Deltona, FL, joined the love of her life on June 8th, 2016. Jessie was married 63 years to the late John, Sr., who passed away June 2011. She is the daughter of the late Walter and Hazel (Brown) Wilcox. Jessie was employed by Artistic Greeting for 30 years. Her love was for her family. She is survived by loving son, John (Marie) Zettlemoyer, Jr., of Deltona, FL; daughters, Deb (Larry) Heffner, of Painted Post, and Judy (Everett) FiField, of Deltona, FL.; granddaughters, Johni Branco, of FL, Jessie (Andy) Kernan, of Painted Post; grandsons, Chris Morrill, Johnathon and Matt FiField, of Florida; great grandchildren, Leah Kernan, Kyleigh Branco, Victoria, Damian, and Jason Morrill; sister, Joan Rogers of Victor; and sister-in-law, Barb Zettlemoyer, of Horseheads. Arrangements will be made at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/19/2016

JOE H. ‘BEAR’ WILLER, 80, of Waverly, NY passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at ElderWood Health Care Facility. He was born on January 21, 1936 in Chicago, IL the son of the late Harold and Marion (Teas) Willer. Joe was a Retired Captain of the US Marine Corps, serving from 1951-1973 and served during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He worked at Leprino’s in the Environmental Operations in South Waverly for 20 years, retiring in 2001. Joe was a Lifetime Member of Greater Valley EMS, Sayre, a member of the South Waverly Fire Department, a member of the South Waverly Boro Emergency Management Division, a lifetime member of the VFW Post #2721, Cuba, NY, a member of Waverly American Legion Post, a member of the Marine Corp League, Towanda, PA and the Marine Corp Mustang Association, was a member of the Retired Officers Association, and a member of the AMVETS and the Disabled American Veterans. Joe also was a member of the following associations Race Groups of North America, the Sports Car Club of America, Formula One Association, CART, R.S.I., and a member of R.C.A. He is predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law William G. and Beverly Willer. Joe is survived by his wife of 20 years Peggy at home, children Lindsay Miller of Cuba, NY, Michael and Sarah Ink of Tioga Center, NY, Melanie Bellis of Waverly, NY, Alisa and Scott Skinner of Midwest City, OK, 7 granddaughters, 4 grandsons, 4 great-grandchildren and he was looking forward to the birth of his new great-granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews. Friends and family may call on Friday, July 1, 2016 from 5pm – 7pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. A Memorial Service will follow at the funeral home at 7pm with Major Lenny Wacenske from the Salvation Army officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Joe’s memory to: South Waverly Fire Department, 57 Pleasant Street, Sayre, PA, Greater Valley EMS, 904 N. Lehigh Avenue, Sayre, PA, Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, 18251 Quantico Gateway Drive, Triangle, VA or the Salvation Army, 314 South Elmer Avenue, Sayre, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 6/25/2016

ERWIN D. WILLIAMS, 85, Smithville Flats, passed away on Friday, June 3, 2016 at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City. He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers and a son-in-law. Erwin is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary Williams; daughter, Kathy Allen of Troy; two sons, Dan (Lisa) Williams of Windsor, Erwin (Susan) Williams of Greene; five grandchildren; one great grandson, two sisters, Mary (Ken) Sivers of Little Meadows, PA, Gert Rockefeller of Warren Center PA; brother, Bruce (Barb) Williams of Warren Center, PA. Erwin served his country from 1952 to 1956 in the United States Air Force. He was a truck driver all of his life and was a Mack truck lover. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Root Funeral Home, 23 North Chenango Street, Greene, New York. Burial will be in the Upper Cemetery in Smithville Flats. Friends and family may call Wednesday from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Root Funeral Home. –Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin 6/5/2016 (b. 1931 PA)

WILLIAMS –HELEN G. (TRUDY) MINICHIELLO, 76, of Lakeland, FL and formerly Watkins Glen, NY - passed away on June 14, 2016 and was born on November 28, 1939 in Elmira, NY. Trudy was an award winning beautician in her youth until she transitioned into an award winning wife, mother and grandmother for the remainder of her life. Trudy was predeceased by her father and mother, Richard R. and Martha B. Williams, brother, Richard Williams Jr., and sister Martha (Marty) Hadlock. She is survived by her husband and best friend of 54 years, Thomas Minichiello, sons James (Lone) Minichiello, Thomas lll (Sandy) Minichiello, Michael (Pam) Minichiello, and Joseph Minichiello, and daughter Ann (Kyle) Tuttle. She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren, James (Lindsey) Minichiello, Stephen Minichiello, Tony (Alyssa) Minichiello, Dominic (Drew Moore) Minichiello, Maria (Robert) Moeslein, Dominick L.(Becca Antelis) Minichiello, Vincent Minichiello, Haley (Dale Carrigan) Tuttle, Adam Tuttle, and Jackie (Mike) Szymoniak. She was also recently blessed with the arrival of two great-grandchildren Presley Jean Minichiello and Michael Szymoniak. Also survived by her Sisters Suzanne (Vince) Faulisi, Judith (Walt) Seyter, brother, Douglas (Clare) Williams, sisters-in-law Mary Beligotti and Nicholina Tipaldos, brothers-in-law Bill Minichiello and Gerald Hadlock, and several nieces and nephews. She and her husband owned and operated the Lakeview Motel and Restaurant in Watkins Glen for many years until they sold their business in 1988. During those years, she also raised her five children, operated a taxi service between the Watkins Glen High School and her home, put on numerous dinners at the Watkins Glen Elks club with her best friend Vera Franzese, and acted as a second mother to too many people to list. She was a very understated woman with an over-abundant heart and will be greatly missed by all. The family will receive friends on Friday, July 1, 2016 from 4-6 p.m. at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Watkins Glen. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/29/20016

WILSON –THEORA FRANCES STAHLE, 76, (SRGP 06386) of Troy, PA passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday morning, June 4, 2016. Born on January 31, 1940 in Smithville Flats, NY, Theora Francis Wilson Stahle was a daughter of the late James and Nina (Rumsey) Wilson. She attended Auburn, NY schools and earned her GED from Troy High School in PA. She later tutored kids to help them stay in school and graduate. On March 19, 1987, Theora married Raymond Stahle. Theora possessed an unconditional trust and faith in God that brought many people to the Lord. Most recently she attended the Bible Fellowship Church on Mudcreek Rd. In earlier years, Theora was a member of the Church of Christ in Troy and later at Bradley Hall, Columbia Cross Roads. Spending lots of time with her beloved family was the most important thing in Theora’s life. She loved all of God’s animals and her pets were like her children. Theora also enjoyed being outdoors; she loved to fish and go swimming in her inner-tube. She will be missed always; loved by all who knew her. Surviving is Ray, her husband of 29 years, five children; Jerry Vittorio of Canton, Terina (Denny) Marconi of Lock Haven, Patsy VanDyke of Bloomsburg, Ralph (Becky) Chapman of Roaring Branch and Penny Ann (Sam) Palmer of Canton, many grand-children and great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Also surviving is a best friend, Barb and many close friends. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Bud Wilson and best friend, Sue. In keeping with Mrs. Stahle’s wishes, services will be private. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial to a charity of one’s choice. Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Dr in Canton is assisting her family with arrangements. –Funeral home obituary 6/5/2016

WINANS –KAREN D. WERDANN, 82, of Halifax, Pa., passed away quietly after a protracted illness on May 9, 2016. She was born in Montrose, PA on May 4, 1934. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Frank Werdann, and her parents, Joseph and Violet Winans. Karen graduated from Dimock-Springville High School, received a degree in nursing from Temple University in Philadelphia and a masters in nursing administration form Wilkes College. During this time, she was employed as an assistant psychiatric instructor at a nearby hospital. After a nursing career at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, she retired and lived in Dimock, where she was active in the Dimock Community Workers, the Dimock-Springville Alumni Association and caring for her father, Joseph. In 2003 Karen moved to Halifax to be closer to her sisters and their families. She continued to visit her much love Elk Lake and Dimock Friends and family. Surviving are her sisters: Joanne (Jody) Fuhrman and husband Steve, and Shelia Halterman; nephews, Sean and Stuart Halterman, Richard, Allen, Joseph and Andrew Whitteker; six great nephews, five great nieces, four great great nephews, and two great great nieces; and several cousins. Services were held on May 14, 2016 at Elk Lake Community Church. Internment will be private at Jersey Hill Cemetery in Meshoppen. Memorial contributions may be made to Elk Lake Community Church or to Elk Lake Cottage Owners Assoc. or to American Heart Assoc. 1019 Mumma Road Wormleysburg, PA or to American Diabetes Association 3544 N. Progress Ave. Ste. 101 Harrisburg, PA. Arrangements by Hoover-Boyer Funeral Home in Millersburg. –Susquehanna County Independent 6/9/2016

WINNIE –EVELYN DELORES WINNIE GEE, 56, of Troy, passed away June 6, 2016. Visitation Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Troy, 579 Canton St., Troy, with a memorial service 3 p.m. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Mansfield, assisting the family. Evelyn Delores Winnie Gee, age 56, of Troy, PA, passed away June 6, 2016 surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born on January 21, 1960 in Corning NY, the daughter of Walter and Delores (Ellsworth) Winnie. Evelyn worked as a custodian. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Troy. Evelyn loved animals, cross stitching, crafts, board games and her computer. She is survived by her husband, Robert "Bobby" Gee of Troy, PA; 2 daughters, Elizabeth (Thomas) Chilson of Towanda, PA, Jarralee Hakes of Liberty, PA; 10 grandchildren; several special friends, including Jennifer Everson and children, Charlene (Thomas) Carey and children, and several more; brothers, Scott Winnie of NC and Alan Winnie of Odessa; sisters, Donna Winnie of Elmira, NY and Rosa Winnie of MO; sisters-in-law, Laura Barrett of Troy, Edie Suazo of Troy, Terrie Perry of Towanda, and Sue Lundy of Towanda; several nephews, nieces, great nephews and nieces. Evelyn was predeceased by both of her parents and a grandson, Joshualee Hakes. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church of Troy, 579 Canton St., Troy, PA. A memorial service will follow at 3:00 P.M. with Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA to assist with expenses. –Towanda Daily Review 6/10/2016
 

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