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THOMAS CHARLES ALDRICH, 63, of Silver Spring, MD passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2016. Thomas was born on September 26, 1952 in Washington, DC, the son of the late Dr. Stephen Aldrich and Dolores (Bunell) Aldrich, formerly of Kensington, MD and his late stepmother, Betty (Sangston) Aldrich. Tom was a kind and gentle person, well liked and respected by everyone who knew him. During his life, Tom loved nature. He worked or volunteered anywhere that brought him closest to what he cherished most, including Brookside Gardens in Silver Spring and the National Zoo in Washington, DC. Tom appreciated the beauty of flowers, especially orchids, and the fascinating nature of the cheetah. When diagnosed with cancer, he maintained his positive outlook and was an inspiration to many. Surviving are two sisters, Anne Machmer of Canton, PA and Catherine Abramson of Sugar Hill, GA; a niece, Jennifer Abramson (John Ulbrich) of Avon, CO; special cousins, Lyn Dahl of Manasota Key, FL and Barb (Gordy) Roberts of LaCrosse, WI. A special thanks go to the Affiliated Sante Group of Silver Spring for their care and support of Tom throughout his life and especially during his illness. Memorial services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Those who wish may consider a memorial to the Affiliated Sante Group, 12200 Tech Rd. Suite 330 Silver Spring, MD or to Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ), membership Dept. P.O. Box 37012 MRC 5516, Washington, DC. Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr. Canton, is in care of arrangements. –Funeral home notice 7/22/2016

 

HOWARD ALLEN ‘DUTCH BACHMAN, 84, of Erin, NY passed away Monday, July 25, 2016 at his home. Dutch led a long, active and creative life which he readily shared with family and friends. Dutch, or Howard as he was formally named, was the son of Howard and Jane Bachman, formerly of Shenandoah, PA. He recalled his life in Pennsylvania as a happy one. He was taught about the outdoors by his father, an avid hunter and fisherman, and pursued the latter throughout his entire life. He was taught by his mother the value of a dollar and the benefit of kindness. He was the big brother to Bill and Bruce Bachman. In 1951, Howard enrolled in Pennsylvania State University under the Army ROTC program and joined the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. At Penn State, he met his future wife and best friend Patricia "Paddy" Beahan in French class. Following their graduation in 1955, Paddy and Dutch, as he had now been nicknamed by classmates, were married that fall. After he fulfilled his immediate Army ROTC duties in Georgia, later achieving the rank of Captain in the Army reserves, Dutch and Paddy moved to Horseheads, NY in 1957 to both teach elementary education in the growing school district. Dutch began his 31 year career teaching art in the Horseheads school district travelling weekly between several elementary schools. He soon moved his family to Erin into the house which he designed and built mostly on his own and in which he raised his four sons: James, Eric, Michael and Douglas. Dutch also settled into the newly-built Gardener Road Elementary school in 1968 from which he retired in 1988. His former students continued to fondly recall " Mr. Bachman" years later, and include several who recently treated him at the Arnot Hospital. One of his greatest joys was bumping into his former students as adults, many of whom told him art was their favorite class and he their favorite teacher. In addition to his life-long passion for creating art, Dutch pursued many interests including fishing, camping, furniture making, golf, sailing, gardening, flying model sailplanes and model railroading. He was self-taught on the harmonica, banjo, guitar, ukulele and dulcimer and played these for his students, friends and just for himself over many years. He was also a teller of tall tales (in the tradition of most great fisherman) and was especially fond of jokes and puns which he shared with all. To those who knew him as Howard, Dutch or Dad, he was a lifelong friend. Dutch was predeceased by Paddy, his wife of 55 years and his second son Eric. His memory will long be cherished by those whose lives he enriched including: his sons and daughters-in-law James Bachman and Susan Benek-Bachman of Liverpool, NY, Douglas Bachman and Karen Lam of Washington DC and Michael and Kristin Bachman; his brothers William Bachman of Julian, PA and Bruce Bachman of Naples, FL; sisters-in-law Nancy Bachman of Julian, PA, Sidney Faricy of St. Paul, MN, Janet Williams of Wilmington, OH and Rita Beahan of Camarillo, CA; brother-in-law Ray Faricy of St. Paul, MN; his grandchildren Matthew, Ashley, Jennifer and Peter Bachman and Brittany Brown; his 15 nieces and nephews; and his friends from his time in the Horseheads area. As per his wishes, there will be no formal service at this time. Instead, in keeping with his own words of "throw me a party!" there will be a remembrance event on October 1, 2016. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/7/2016

 EDGAR B. BAKER, 65, of Friendsville, PA, passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday, May 14, 2016. He was born on February 1, 1951 in Binghamton, NY to the late Morris H. and Lillian (Fancher) Baker. Edgar is survived by his wife of 33 years, Louise M. (Murphy) Baker, his son, Brian M. Baker, granddaughters, Brianna and Gabrielle Baker, sister-in-law, Margaret Baker, siblings, Morris C. Baker and Kathy Warriner, nieces and nephews. Edgar was predeceased by his brother, David L. Baker. Edgar graduated from Montrose High School in 1969. He attended Keystone Junior College and earned a Associates degree in 1971. He attended the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. Upon returning to Montrose, he worked for County National Bank until he retired. Upon his retirement he thoroughly enjoyed golfing at the Montrose Country Club and later at Tall Pines Players Club He was an avid turkey hunter especially enjoying the spring gobbler season. Deer hunting was another great enjoyment sometimes with his Alberta, Canada adopted family and always at “Camp”. He always looked forward to the preparation and planting of food plots at Camp. Ed loved his family. Seldom a weekend passed when he was not with his son and wife. Spending time with his granddaughters was always important to him. Edgar was a member of and past President of the Lions Club, member of Warren Lodge #240 Free and Excepted Masons of Pa, member of Warren Royal Arch. Chapter #180, and a member of Nazarene Commandery #99 Knight Templer of Pa. In lieu of flowers, donations in Edgar’s memory can be made to the Forest Lake Volunteer Fire Co., PO Box 346, Montrose, P or Endless Mountains Health Systems, 100 Hospital Drive, Montrose, PA. A private memorial service will be held at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, Montrose, PA. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Tall Pines Players Club. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

JOSEPH J. BALOK JR. Esq., age 74 of Southport, passed away Fri. Aug. 26, 2016 of Natural Causes at his home following declining health. Born on September 9, 1941 in Elmira, Joe was the son of the late Joseph J. Sr. & Fern Langlois Balok. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and was the recipient of the Eagle Scout Award. He received his bachelor' s degree from Notre Dame University and earned his Juris Doctor from Albany Law School. He began practicing law in 1967 with Attorney Judson Hoover and continued to practice in various partnerships until he became the proprietor of Balok Law Office with his daughter. He served in the position of Chemung County Public Defender and was the initial Director of the Law Guardian Office. His legal career and life was based on helping those in need regardless of their social or economic status. He was a long time board member and basketball coach for Southport Recreation and continued his coaching interest with his grandsons. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing in Chaffeys Locks, Canada, bicycling, basketball, and any other games his grandsons would play. Surviving are his loving family, friend and wife, Madelyn K. Vockroth Balok, Southport; daughter, Kimberlee Esq. (Michael) Middaugh, Elmira; grandsons, Zachary, Joseph, and Michael who affectionately knew him as "Chief"; siblings, Michael "Mick" (Bonnie) Balok; Daniel (Beth) Balok; Kathy Balok Clark, Kevin (Liz) Balok, and many special nieces, and nephews. Founding father of the "Fun Club". In honor of Joe's wishes, services will be handled privately at the family's convenience. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/30/2016

 

MICHAEL STEPHEN ‘MIKE’ BARRY, 56, of Athens, PA passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA following his long courageous battle with cancer. He was born on March 18, 1960 in Sayre, PA the son of Patrick and Barbara (Tilburg) Barry. Mike lived in Athens his whole life and attended Athens Area School District, graduating from Athens High in 1978. While in school, Mike met the love of his love, Shelley Simpson. He married his high school sweetheart in 1979 and recently they celebrated 37 years of marriage. Mike was an employee of the Sayre Area School District for 30 years. Upon his retirement in July of 2015, he held the position of Building and Grounds Supervisor. Mike served as a coach for Little League and Softball. He enjoyed golfing and was a lifelong hunter and fisherman. Mike loved spending time with his family and friends, especially travelling to see his son and daughter-in-law at Cat Island in the Bahamas. Mike continually put others before himself no matter the circumstance. He was loved and respected by everyone who knew him and will be missed and remembered for his humbleness, graciousness, and love of life. He was well-known for his many years of service and commitment to the community of Athens and the Valley Area. Mike knew from the time he was young that he wanted to be a part of the local fire department. At the age of 18, he went straight to the Athens Borough Fire Department, let them know he wanted to be a fire fighter and they inducted him right then and there. Over the years, he held many ranks within the department and served as Chief for over 20 years. He was a Lifetime Member and even during his illness, he was very active within the department and was still the go-to guy for the personnel. Mike was a member of the Litchfield Volunteer Fire Company, the Greater Valley EMS Dive Team, and the Greater Valley Rapid Intervention Team. He also was a driver for Greater Valley EMS. He is predeceased by his maternal grandparents Edward and Della Tilburg and paternal grandparents, Harry and Betty Barry. Michael is survived by his loving wife Shelley Barry at home, son and daughter-in-law, Jason M. and Tameron Barry of Cat Island, Bahamas, beloved niece Tracey Simpson White and her son Airman Broderick Jackson White of Mill Hall, PA, his parents Patrick and Barbara Barry of Athens, PA, brother, Steve Barry of Chemung, NY, brother and sister-in-law Sean and Donna Barry of Endicott, NY, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call on Monday, August 8, 2016 from 3pm-5pm at the Athens Area High School, 401 West Frederick Street, Athens, PA. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 5pm at the High School with Fire Chaplain Linda Rogers officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Michael's memory to: Athens Borough Fire Department, 2 River Street, Athens, PA. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

GERALD T. ‘JERRY’ BENNETT JR., 53, of Lowman passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016 at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was predeceased by his father, Gerald T. Bennett Sr. Jerry is survived by his significant other of 32 years, Lisa Lewis; mother, Connie Bennett; children, Melinda Sue Bennett and Tyler James Bennett of Lowman; sister, Terri (Tim) Oman of Lowman; acquired son, Gene Purvis and family; lifelong friend, Hermie Springstead; and sidekick cousin, Carl Milks. He enjoyed his hunting, racing his #88, picking pennies and doing his scratch-offs. "I will miss you." - Connie Bennett. "Jerry, you will always be so 'beauiful' to sissy. I know 'I ain't right.' Love ya." - Terri Oman. "Jerry, every time I go on the hill, I know you'll be there with me." "Gonna miss that big hand on my shoulder and you saying to me, 'Good job, kid!' or saying 'you're something else' after we pulled into victory lane. Thank you, Jerr, for claiming me as your kid! Love you and miss you!" - Gene #88. "We've been together through a lot. You will be greatly missed. All the things and memories made together as friends and saying 'it's gonna hurt' when you were riding with me." - Herm. "We will be alright." - Lisa, Melinda and Tyler. A celebration of Jerry's life will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the family residence at 847 Roberts Hollow Road, Lowman, with a dish-to-pass luncheon. We would like to thank all of our family and friends for all the support over the past few weeks. The family is being assisted by Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. –Sayre Morning Times 8/12/2016

 

NORMA E. ‘MOMMA NORMA’ BENNETT age 82, of Montour Falls, NY and formerly of Erin, NY went peacefully to Heaven to be "Safe in The Master's Arms" on August 28th 2016. Norma was born on January 20, 1934, in Brooklyn, PA. Norma was predeceased by her parents, Wayne and Lillian (Smith) Bennett, brother, Roy Bennett, sisters, Lois Rozelle, Evelyn Crawford and Hazel Franklin, daughter, Chris Harbol, grandson, Ronnie Dawes. Norma is survived by her sons; Ronald (Shirley) Dawes of Lowman, NY and William (Janine Clearwater) Weed of Erin, NY; granddaughters, Dani (Jesse Shock) of Elmira, NY, Amber Harbol and Michele Harbol of North Carolina; great grandsons, Joey and Sean Harbol; Several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews; longtime friends, Willy and Irene Lind of Erin, NY, Ruth Granville of Erin, NY, Dolores Williams of Spencer, NY and special friend, Dick Pike of Montour Falls. Norma was a Member of the Erin United Methodist Church and a Retiree of Anchor Glass in Elmira Heights, NY. A Celebration of Norma's Life will be held Saturday, September 3rd 2016 at 2:00pm at the Erin Fire Station. Donations in Norma's Honor can be given to the Alzheimer's disease Research Foundation, or the Stray Haven Animal Shelter in Waverly, NY. Norma's family would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in her care as she courageously battled Dementia/Alzheimer's disease. A very special thank you to her niece, Shirley and Carl Berry, The staff at the Falls Home, Dr. Robert Burke and Staff at Arnot Ogden Medical Services, The Arnot Ogden ER staff & everyone on floor 2B at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. The respect and kindness you provided to Norma and her family will always be cherished. May God Bless each of you! –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/30/2016

 

RICHARD BEVAN, 74, of Hallstead, PA, passed away at his home on Saturday, July 23, 2016. He was born on July 8, 1942 in Somerville, NJ to the late Gerald and Bernice (Beagle) Bevan Weiss. His wife of 50 years, Joyce A. (Cole) Bevan, survives. Also surviving are his son and partner, Dennis Bevan and Robin Cushner, Hallstead, PA, daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Mark Nagy, Springwater, NY, four grandchildren, Katelin Bevan and Elizabeth Cushner, Wyatt and Dalton Nagy, three brothers and sisters-in-law, Gerald and Lillian Bevan, New Milford, PA, Bruce and Anna Bevan, Hallstead, PA, Roger and Marge Weiss, Greenbrier, TN, sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Ed Cox, Montrose, PA, several nieces and nephews. Richard graduated from the Montrose High School in 1960. He served in the U.S. Navy on the Destroyer U.S.S. Bronson. He worked for P & G as a technician for 29 years, and enjoyed fishing and hunting. Richard was a Life member of the NRA. A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, with Rev. James Valentine officiating. Interment will be in the Franklin Hill Cemetery. Visitations will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Franklin Forks United Methodist Church, 3865 Silver Creek Rd., P.O. Box 318, Montrose, PA. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

BLONDELL –MARCIA BLONDELL BRIDGHAM passed away on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 in West Burlington Township, Pa., with her sons by her side following an extended period of illness. She was born to the late Martin E. and Marjorie (Swift) Blondell on May 4, 1942 in Milton, Mass. She grew up in Canton, Mass., and graduated with the Canton High School class of 1960. She then went on to Keene (NH) State College where she met a young Marine Corps officer and they were married. The couple raised two boys and traveled extensively throughout the U.S. as a military family. Marcia later went on to a long career in the insurance field and retired from the Corrigan Agency - Nationwide Insurance in 2011. Marcia always enjoyed the oceans and waterfronts and spent time on the Pacific coast, Cape Cod, Annapolis, Md., and the south shore of Boston, notably in Scituate.She brought up her two boys to be productive adults and have families of their own. Marcia loved to follow along with her grandchildren's development and activities and cherished the moments when she could be with them. There were also many long-time friends that were dear to her and she enjoyed their company when visiting and phone calls to keep in touch. She was pre-deceased by her parents and several aunts and uncles. She is survived by her children, Michael (Allyson) Bridgham of Troy, Pa., and Christopher (Jennifer) Bridgham of Davidsonville, Md.; her brother, Jon (Karen) Blondell; and a nephew, Erik Blondell all of Scituate, Mass.; and grandchildren, Lindsey, Kelly, Riley and William Bridgham; along with several cousins with whom she grew up. Marcia will be laid to rest alongside her parents at the Canton (Mass.) Corner Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers or cards please consider making a donation in her memory to the "Bradford County Manor - Activities Department" at 15900 Route 6, Troy, PA. This organization brought much care and comfort to Marcia in her final years. Arrangements are being entrusted with the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home in Troy, Pa., in cooperation with the Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home in Canton, Mass. –Towanda Daily Review 8/26/2016

 

LORI J. BOLSAR, 36, of Dushore, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born March 15, 1980 in Lansdale, she was a daughter of John J. and Catherine R. (McAffe) Bolsar. Lori was employed as a CNA at the Highlands Care Center in Laporte, a career she truly loved. She was a member of St. Basil's Church in Dushore, and she enjoyed gardening, crafts, and traveling, especially to Disney World. Lori also enjoyed animals, gambling, and above all, spending time with her daughter. Surviving, in addition to her parents, are a daughter, Kayla N. Bolsar at home; a brother, Daniel J. (Ashley Perry) Bolsar of Towanda; a sister, Karen A. (Charles) Patterson of Germany; a nephew, Jackson D. Bolsar; a Godfather, Richard Bolsar of Quakertown; and a godmother, Susan Stravinsky of Luzerne.A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, with the Rev. Richard Rojas officiating. Burial will follow in St. Basil's Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore. –Towanda Daily Review 8/7/2016

 

PHILIP B. BOWMAN, 83, of Sayre, PA passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at Robert Packer Hospital. He was born on March 24, 1932 in Meshoppen, PA the son of the late Addison and Nora Humphery Bowman. Philip was an Iron Worker and loved his job, retiring after 40 years. He was a Veteran of the US Army serving in the Korean Conflict, and was a recipient of a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He was a Charter Member of the Sayre American Legion Post #283, where he served as the Sargent of Arms and Board Member, he was an active member of the Skiff-Bower Post # 1536. Philip loved his granddaughters, great-granddaughter, and great-grandson. He is predeceased by his wife Shirley Bowman in 2013, and his brothers Jack, Ed, and Terry. Philip is survived by his children Cathy Seck and John White of Sayre, PA and Philip and Jeanine Bowman of Sayre, PA, grandchildren Bobbi Jo Seck and her fiancée Greg DeHann, Candi Jo Seck Arnold and her husband Bryce, and Kayla Marie and Jeremiah Stone, great-grandchildren Bree Arnold and Weston Stone, sister, Karen Miessner and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call on Monday, December 7, 2015 from 4pm-6pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral Services will follow at 6pm with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Philip’s memory to the Sayre American Legion, 171 Cayuta Street, Sayre, PA. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

MR. THOMAS R. BOYD JR., age 25, of Elkland Township, Sullivan County, PA, passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2016. Tom was born in Bristol, Bucks County, PA, on July 1, 1991, a son of Thomas R. Boyd Sr., and the late Bridget Lynn Biegenwald Boyd. He lived in Bucks County until moving to Sullivan County in 2003. He graduated from the Sullivan County High School a member of the class of 2009. Surviving, addition to his father, are three daughters: Lily Boyd, Halley Boyd, and Callee Winiavski; a sister: Jessica Lynn Boyd; his maternal grandparents: Rodney and Carol Biegenwald of Williston, FL; aunt, Patricia Carpenter of Bristol, PA; two uncles: Robert Boyd of Burlington, NJ, and Rodney (Mindy) Biegenwald of Bristol, PA. There will be a Memorial Service at the Forksville United Methodist Church, Forksville, PA with Pastor Linda Renninger, officiating. The time and date of the service will be forthcoming. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

BRADY –DORIS E. WILSON, 81, died Friday, July 29, 2016 at Newton Medical Center. Vernon Twp., NJ. Mrs. Wilson was the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Auberger Brady was born in Middletown, NY June 19, 1935 and grew up in Unionville, NY. She has resided in Vernon Township, NJ since 1959. Mrs. Wilson graduated from Middletown (NY) High School Class of 1953 and in 1956 graduated from Harrison S. Martland Medical Center in Newark, NJ where she received her RN. She worked as a Registered Nurse at Saint Clare's Hospital in Sussex until her retirement. Mrs. Wilson was a charter member of Pochuck Valley Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She loved and enjoyed her time spent with family and friends. Mrs. Wilson was predeceased by her sisters, Marion Wesoloski and Emma Brady. She is survived by her husband, Jack L. Wilson; sons, Carl W. Sisco and his wife, Susi of Milan, TN and Thomas R. Sisco of Pittsburgh, PA; as well as her granddaughter, Michelle Brady Sisco. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 3 at Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third St., Sussex, NJ. Friends may call from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Unionville Cemetery, Unionville, NY. –Times Herald Record 7/31/2016 contributed by Carol Brotzman

ROBERT C. BRENNAN, 65, of Montrose, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 4, 2016, at home. He was born on October 15, 1950, in Scranton, PA, to the late Robert G. and Helen E. (Saar) Brennan. Surviving are his brother, William Brenan, niece and her husband, Breanna (Brennan) and Remington Jones, two great nephews, Damien and Crew Jones, aunt, Ruth Bush, and his faithful companion, his dog Jade. Robert was a Montrose High School graduate, he served in the U.S. Army, and was a self-employed truck driver. Bobby was always about his family; they always came first and usually at the expense of himself. He was faithful, kind and giving soul. A Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, with Rev. Bob Kadlecik of the Bridgewater Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Montrose Cemetery. Friends may call on the family from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations in Bobby’s name can be made to True Friends Animal Welfare Center, or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. –Funeral obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

BROOKS –BONNIE K. WILCOX, 72, of Smithfield Township, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 at home following a brief courageous battle with cancer. She was born Jan. 22, 1944 in Elmira, N.Y., the daughter of the late James W., Sr. and Betty (Walsh) Brooks. Bonnie graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Mansfield University and was a teacher while her husband attended veterinary school. After James' graduation, together they established Laurel Hill Veterinary Service in East Smithfield. Bonnie also was a stay at home mom, raising her three boys. She was a life member of the East Smithfield Federated Church. Bonnie was very active in the church holding many positions and duties, including that of trustee. Her love was working and spending time with children. She was involved with the puppet ministry, was a Sunday school teacher and taught vacation Bible school. Bonnie enjoyed, gardening, arranging and growing flowers, sewing and quilting, and baking. She will be remembered by many for her famous chocolate chip cookies. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She is predeceased by her brother, James W. Brooks, Jr.; brothers-in-law, Donald Cole, Clayton Murphy, and Robert Wilcox; and sister-in-law, Donna Ruby Murphy.Bonnie is survived by her beloved husband of 51 years, James, at home; sons and daughters-in-law, Christopher and Laura Wilcox of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Timothy and Sheryl Wilcox of East Smithfield, Pa., and Dr. Andrew and Susan Wilcox of East Smithfield, Pa.; grandchildren, Julia, Jenna, Stella, Sydney, Kevin, Alex, Ethan, Isaac and Olivia; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dennis and Dialima Brooks and Brian and Cindy Brooks; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gene and Sally Wilcox; sisters-in-law, Sandy Cole, Sandra Wilcox, and Marion Brooks; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; Julia and Jenna's mom, Darlene Wilcox; and extended family member Swedish exchange student Patrik Molin and his wife Sophia and their children. Family and friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016 at the Jay E. Lowery Family and Cremation Services, 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016 at the East Smithfield Federated Church, 531 Main St., East Smithfield, Pa., with Pastor Tim Robson. Memorial donations may be made in Bonnie's memory to: East Smithfield Federated Church, P.O. Box 7, East Smithfield, PA or the Franklin Graham Ministry, Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC. –Towanda Daily Review 8/27/2016

 

BROWNING –SANDY GULICH, age 76, of Dushore, Pa., passed away peacefully and surrounded with love on July 20, 2016 at her daughter's home in Scotts Valley, Calif. Sandy was born in Norwich, Conn. on Sept. 26, 1939, the eldest daughter of the late Otis and Dorothy Spaulding Browning. She attended the William Backus School of Nursing in Norwich, Conn. As a nurse for 55 years, Sandy worked in many aspects of nursing including pediatrics, hospice, elder care, home health and family practice. Sandy touched the lives of many in our community with her dedicated service as a compassionate and loving nurse. Sandy was a loyal and trusted friend known for her generosity of spirit, great sense of humor and fervent passion for Penn State football... GO PENN STATE! Throughout her life, Sandy enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and beloved companion of 16 years, Bruno Najaka. They enjoyed traveling Sullivan County's back roads together. Sandy was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, friend and co-worker, who will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was also, in her day, a very good shuffleboard player. Sandy came to Sullivan County in 1973. She was employed by Guthrie from 1994 to 2001, and Dar-Way Elder care from 2001 to 2004. She was then employed by the Laporte Medical Center from 2004 until her retirement on Jan. 4, 2016. She also helped out as a nurse for local ambulance associations calls. Sandy was an active member of St. Basil's Church in Dushore, Pa., and a member of McDermott American Legion Post No. 452, Ladies' Auxiliary in Mildred, Pa., and a member of the Sullivan County Republican Women's organization. Sandy is survived by her daughter, Lisa Dailey-Goodrich of Scotts Valley, Calif.; grandsons, Timothy Dailey of Oakland, Calif., and Philip Goodrich, Patrick Goodrich and Jeremy Goodrich, all off Scotts Valley, Calif.; sisters, Ruth Ann True of Dixfield, Maine, and Elizabeth (Donald) Nash of Damariscotta, Maine; brothers, Avery Browning of Danielson, Conn., and Howard Browning of Abilene, Kan.; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to her parents, Sandy was predeceased by her sister, Patricia Paulsrud. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016 at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. John A. Kettelberger Jr., C.M., presiding. Interment will be in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery, Mildred, Pa. Immediately following the graveside service, a luncheon and a time of fellowship will be held at the St. Francis of Assisi Hall, Mildred, Pa. Friends and family may call from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. Members of the Mildred McDermott American Legion Post No. 452, Ladies' Auxiliary will pass in review at 5 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 7/31/2016

 

THOMAS LEON BUCK, 62, of Wellsboro, PA, passed away suddenly Friday morning, August 5, 2016, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was born December 17, 1953, in Wellsboro; a son of Kenneth N. "Bucky" and Diana G. (Wilkinson) Buck. Thomas was married August 27, 1981 to the former Lucia Wilcox, who survives. Thomas was a pipefitter for Strand, for over 29 years retiring just a month ago. Early in his life he was employed by Cornell's Agway; in addition, he farmed. Thomas was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose of Wellsboro and the Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club. He enjoyed NASCAR and truly loved his days in the demolition derby. In addition to his wife, Lucia and his mother, Diana, he is survived by two brothers, Michael Buck (Laura) of Wellsboro and Gregory S. Day of Mainesburg; his sister, Melinda "Mindy" Saunders (Scott) of Wellsboro; nephews, Christopher Buck and Matt Day and his niece, Alissa Buck. Special friends, Herv Benson, Woody and Mary Wood; mother -in-law, Lucia Wilcox; brothers and sisters-in-law, Randy and Lori Pier, Wellsboro, Rick and Pam Wilcox, Belfast, NY, John and Tammy Wilcox, Filmore, NY, Sue and Rich Polochock, Rochester, NY, Mark and Lori Wilcox, Filmore, NY and Cheryl and Stewart Fuller, Angelica, NY. He was preceded in death by his father, Bucky and his father-in-law, Charles Wilcox. Friends and family are invited to Tom's Life Celebration, Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd, 139 Main St., Wellsboro; from 1-3 PM, funeral service to follow at 3:00 PM with Pastor Kristi Webster officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Cancer Research Ctr. PO Box 318, Memphis, TN or Niles Valley UMC, 10991 Route 287, Wellsboro, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/8/2016

 

CHARLES B. CAMPBELL - A life well lived is a precious gift, of hope and strength and grace, from someone who has made our world a brighter, better place. Charles B. Campbell, 88, of Nichols, passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at the Robert Packer Hospital. "Chuck," as he was affectionately known by his family and friends, was born on June 10, 1928 in Sayre, Pa., a son of the late Harlan and Arline (Potter) Campbell. He was a graduate of the Nichols High School. As a young adult, Chuck delivered milk door-to-door for Deming's and later worked for J. D. Robertson & Son. On July 17, 1948 he married Priscilla Anne Goodwin; together they shared 66 years of marriage until her passing on Sept. 13, 2014. Together in 1951, he and Priscilla began the operation of the farm and together Chuck and Priscilla owned and operated the family dairy farm in Nichols, which is still operated today by their son. Chuck enjoyed hunting and loved his John Deere equipment. He was a 63-year member of the New York State Holstein Association, the National Holstein Association, New York State Corn Growers, and National Corn Growers Association. A social member of the Nichols American Legion and the Sayre VFW Post 1536 and a member of the Owego Loyal Order of Moose. Chuck will be greatly missed by his children: Sally (Charles) Dyer of Endicott, N.Y., Charlene (Dale) Lang of Auburn, N.Y., Paul (Carol Petty) Campbell of Nichols; his grandchildren: Kristena Rudolph, Patrick Stauder, Jennifer Fitzpatrick, Scott Shirley and Janette Mahunik; 10 great-grandchildren and his canine companion Sheena. He was predeceased by his wife Priscilla and a sister Norma. Abiding with his wishes, services will be held at the convenience of the family. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Nichols Emergency Squad or the Nichols American Legion in loving memory of Charles B. Campbell. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. –Sayre Morning Times 7/16/2016

 

RICHARD ‘DICK’ CHORBA, 74, of Eynon died Wednesday morning February 22, 2013 at the Laurels Center. His wife of 40 years is the former Carlene "Bunny" Vioncek. Born in Throop, he was the son of the late Frank and Sophie Lubniewski Chorba. He graduated from Dickson City High School, class of 1956; and the Pennsylvania State University. His career in mechanical engineering began at Bellante, Claus, Miller & Nolan, as a contract engineer for IBM in Owego, N.Y., for 18 years, and retiring from Quad3 Group in Wilkes-Barre. He was a member of Christ the King Parish, St. Mary's Church, Eynon, where he was a Eucharistic minister for many years. He was a member of the Upperwoods Hunting Club, member of the former Montdale Rod & Gun Club, a former secretary of the Archbald Lions Club and served on the Archbald Civil Service Commission. His greatest passion was deer hunting and he could vividly recall every single one of his expeditions, down to the smallest of details. His love for deer hunting took him all across the country, and he got to experience so many of the beautiful landscapes that the U.S.A. has to offer. He also loved ballroom dancing and traveling with dear friends of the Northeast Social Dance Club, taking trips with his wife, and watching the New York Yankees and Penn State football. He was a good, honest and hardworking man, grateful for all that he had. May the work he's done speak for him. Also surviving are three sons, Christopher, St. Augustine, Fla.; Jaime and wife, Holly, Jessup; and Jonathan, Dallas, Texas; one daughter, Janine Croop, Justus; one brother, Thomas and wife, Bernice, Severn, Md.; one sister, Lorraine Munley, Jessup; mother-in law, Veronica Vioncek; five grandchildren, William and Cory Croop; Josh and Lindsay Chorba; and Sofia Chorba; one great-grandchild, Jayden Chorba; nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Jennifer. The funeral will be Monday from the Louis M. Margotta Funeral Home, 511 Church St., Jessup, with Mass at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Eynon. Interment will take place at Valley View Memorial Park, Jermyn. Friends may call on Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

CHRISTMAN –CAROL M. BINDER, 74, of Lansford, died Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at Hometown Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Tamaqua. Born July 7, 1942 in Lehighton, she was a daughter of the late Chester and Maude Christman. Her husband of 40 years, Gene A. Binder, preceded her in death on February 5, 2000. Carol was an avid quilter, who enjoyed spending time with her family. Surviving are a daughter, Kelly S. (Kevin) Good of Lake Ariel; four sons: Lee A. (Harriet) Binder of Lansford, Michael A. (Debbie) Binder of Morrisville, Joshua A. Binder of Lansford, and Kurt A. (Bobbi Jo) Binder of Hughesville; two sisters, Gail (Robert) Maholick of Weisport, and Christine (Mark) Hawk of Kunkletown; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. In addition to her parents and husband, Carol was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and Barry Christman. Funeral services will be announced at a later date. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

CHURCHILL –ANITA (CHURCHILL) DEATS - When I come to the end of the road and the sun has set for me, remember the love that we have shared and that will comfort thee….Anita Sylvia (Churchill) Deats, 91, of Windham, Pa passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday evening, July 30, 2016. Anita was born on June 7, 1925 in Sayre, Pa a daughter of the late Sylvenus W. and Mabelle (White) Churchill. She graduated valedictorian of the Rome High School class of 1943 and continued her education at night school at North High in Binghamton during World War 11. On July 13, 1946, she married Jesse Z. Deats and together they shared sixty-five years of marriage until his passing on November 3, 2011. In earlier years, Anita was employed at ANSCO, Sayre Lingerie, Blue Swan, Hall Wares, Mila Fabrics and the Mary Lou Dress Factory. Anita was a former member of the Windham Ladies Aide, Wappasening Grange, Windham Fire Auxiliary and at one time taught Sunday School at the Nichols United Methodist Church. She currently was a member of the Nichols Senior Citizens, Friends of the Cady Library where she enjoyed friends and sharing at their book club. Anita was proud to be inducted into the Pennsylvania Voter Hall of Fame. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, baking and many will remember her for the delicious pies she made for the Grange bake sales. Anita will be greatly missed by her daughter, Sylvia M. Deats; her sister Wanda (Churchill) Rice; brother and sister-in-law Norman J. and Jean Churchill; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. She was predeceased by her husband Jesse on November 3, 2011; a sister and brother-in-law: Thelma and A. Ray Stever; brother-in-law Frederick Rice. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Wednesday evening, August 3rd from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A funeral service and celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, August 4th at 11 a.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, with her pastor, Rev. Philip Wanck, officiating. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Friends of Cady Library, PO Box 70., Nichols, NY, Hezekiah Hands, 318 State Street, Towanda, PA or the North Orwell Union Church, c/o Cathy Rought, 53 Roughts Hollow Lane, Rome, PA in loving memory of Anita (Churchill) Deats. –Towanda Daily Review 8/2/2016

CLAPPER –BLANCHE M. WOODRUFF, 90, of Chenango Forks, cherished mother and grandmother went to be with the Lord, Monday August 22, 2016. She was predeceased by her parents, Orell and Lena (Smith) Clapper; husband, Carlton Woodruff; and two sons, Alan and Jonathan Woodruff, brothers Clifford, Ernest, Lynn, Daniel, and sister Verna. She is survived by her loving family; one daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Thomas Krebs, Clifton Park, N.Y.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Christine Woodruff, Gary and Josephine Woodruff, Tim and Kathy Woodruff, all of Chenango Forks; daughter-in-law, Debra Woodruff, Coventryville, N.Y.; grandchildren, Mark Woodruff, Derek (Marlene), Keith, Tommy and Matthew Krebs, Mike (Kathy) Woodruff, Erin (Jeff) Sill, T.J., Brian (Krista) Woodruff, Lisa (Mike) Mailen, Joel and Daniel Woodruff; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Abigail, Jessica and Katelyn Sill; Matthew and Owen Woodruff, Ava and Skyler Krebs, Olivia Woodruff, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Blanche was a member of the North Fenton United Methodist Church. She worked for many years in the Chenango Forks school district as cafeteria baker. She enjoyed baking, gardening, and visits from family and friends. She was loved by all who knew her as Mom, Nannie, friend and neighbor for her generosity, love and calm disposition which will be so missed. Funeral services will be held at the J.F. Rice Funeral Home, Inc., 150 Main St., Johnson City, Friday, at 10AM with Rev. Amy Gregory officiating. Burial will be in North Fenton Cemetery, North Fenton, N.Y. The family will receive friends at the funeral home, Thursday from 4PM to 7PM. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to the North Fenton United Methodist Church, 5984 State Route 79, Chenango Forks, N.Y. or the North Fenton Cemetery Association, c/o Marge Gagnon, 1027 Rte. 369, Chenango Forks, N.Y. in Blanche M. Woodruff's memory. –Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin 8/24/2016

 

CLARK –ARLENE C. SPENCER age 88 of Southport, NY passed away in her sleep, very unexpectedly on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at home. Arlene was born at home in Southport on November 29th, 1927. She was the daughter of the late William and Esther (Brueilly) Clark. Surviving her are her sons: Steven (Ruth) Spencer of Wellsburg, NY and Craig (Kathy) Spencer of Horseheads, NY; two grandchildren: Michelle (Graig) Reeves of Horseheads, NY and Gretchen Spencer (Kyle Pruden) of Odessa, NY; two great grandchildren: Adrianna and Andrew Reeves; several nieces and nephews; sister in law: Elizabeth VanAtta of Golden Glow. A private family funeral service will be held at their convenience. Arlene is a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Southport. She lived on the family's land her whole life. Family was very important to her. She loved hunting, fishing and camping. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials in Arlene's name to First Church of the Nazarene, 1136 Broadway St., Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/10/2016

 

CLARK –EDNA L. (CLARK) GUTHRIE, 82, of Springfield, PA, passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. She was the loving wife of the late Kenneth L. Guthrie who passed away January 3, 2011. The couple married July 3, 1954 and had 55 ½ years together. Edna was born on April 5, 1934 in Springfield, daughter of the late Vern L. and Anna (Williams) Clark. She was a Troy High School graduate, Class of 1953 and was instrumental in the planning of the class reunions. Edna was a member of the Leona United Methodist Church, prepared the bulletins for Sunday’s services, and was seen working at every church function. She was a member of the Springfield Ladies Aide, was a board member of Grover Hill Cemetery Association, was on the election board for Springfield Township, and was a member of the Thursday Night Woman’s Bowling League at Terrace Lanes. Edna enjoyed traveling and many remember her chaperoning the Troy High School Band trips. In her spare time, Edna enjoyed watching birds, gardening, and cooking. Edna is survived by her children, Aaron (Karen) Guthrie of Litchfield, PA, and Karen (Joe) Zug of West Chester, PA, her grandchildren, Clayton and Jacob Zug, Alyssa and Kendra Guthrie, her sister, Betty Brown of Troy, PA, brother-in-law, Clarence "Ozzie" (Sally) Guthrie, her sisters-­in-­law, Cheryl Guthrie of Big Pond and Lois Clark of Springfield, along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Edna was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ken, her brother Robert Clark, her sister, Eleanor Clark, and brother-in-law, Tom Guthrie. Services are private and will be held at the convenience of Edna’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 Edna’s memory to the Leona United Methodist Church Building Fund c/o Denise Fusner 900 Porter Road Troy, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 7/23/2016

 

CLARK –GLADYS C. PIERCE, 92, of Homosassa, FL, passed away on Mon., Aug. 22, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast Hospice House, Lecanto, FL. A native of Sayre, PA, she was born March 25, 1924 to Bert and Evalena (Hakes) Clark, one of ten children. Mrs. Pierce moved to Florida 33 years ago from Waverly, NY and was a loving, lifelong homemaker and an excellent pinochle player. Gladys was a member of Suncoast Baptist Church, Homosassa, FL, where she enjoyed teaching adult Sunday School and singing in the church choir. She also enjoyed past memberships in New York in AWANA and the Child Evangelism Fellowship and took pride in her flower gardens and keeping a wonderful home. As a dedicated hospital volunteer, she held positions at Robert Packer Hospital in her native Sayre, PA and Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center in Crystal River, FL. She is survived by her children: Carol Haight (husband Arthur), Homosassa, FL; Wendy Friedman (husband Tom), Addison, NY; Jack Pierce (wife Melanie), Inverness, FL; brother Robert Clark, Lecanto, FL; 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Gladys was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, Raymond G. Pierce, on Oct. 27, 2002; a son at the age of six years old, Larry Pierce; and siblings Vernon, Walter, Kenneth, Stanley, Ruby, Dorothy, Orval and Raymond. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. at the Suncoast Baptist Church, 5310 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa, FL, with Pastor Tom Couric officiating. Interment will be private and friends will be received from 2:00 P.M. until service time. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorial contributions be made to the Suncoast Baptist Church, 5310 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa, FL. –Sayre Morning Times 8/24/2016

 

CLINK –RUTH E. BENNETT, 97, of Montrose, PA passed away, Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Meadow View Senior Living Center. Born November 4, 1918 in Forest Lake Twp., PA, she was the daughter of the late Frederick Arthur and Lillian [Coy] Clink. Her husband Carlton E. Bennett predeceased her in 1965. She worked for Banner Slipper, Endicott Johnson, Asa Park Manor and later retired after 18 years with the Montrose General Hospital in the housekeeping department. Ruth was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Montrose for over 50 years. She enjoyed bingo, crafts of many kinds, playing cards, word searches and puzzles and spending time with her family. In her later years, she was a foster grandparent at Lathrop Street Elementary. Survivors include her daughters, Virginia Collins of Johnson City, NY, Christine Gould of Johnson City, NY, granddaughter, Jessica and David Ross of Johnson City, NY, grandsons, Ronald Collins & Rocky Gould both of Johnson City, NY, great grandchildren, Noah Ross, Nevaeh & Sky Gould, sisters & brother-in-law, Josephine & Irving Sayman of Barre, VT, Beverly Lee of Hallstead, PA, brother & spouse, Ralph Clink of Deltona, FL, nieces and nephews. Besides her parents & husband she was predeceased by a daughter, Beverly Bennett in 2015, sisters, Norma, Viola, Ethel & Dorothy. Services: 11 AM, Friday at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose, PA. Visitation: 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday at the funeral home. In Lieu of Flowers: memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Montrose, 367 Church Street, Montrose, PA. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

CONLON –KATHARINE C. ‘KATE’ PAYNE, 87. of Lansing, passed away August 10, 2016. Born in Towanda, Pa., on October 11, 1928, Kate was the daughter of the late Lawrence H. and Victoria (Jonas) Conlon Sr. A graduate of Waverly High School, Kate attended Keystone College where she earned her associates degree in medical secretarial science and met her future husband, Thomas G. Payne. She then went on to earn her bachelors of science degree from Iowa State University in 1951. In 1950, Kate and Tom were married and spent their summer in Ithaca, N.Y., which ultimately led them to the decision of settling in this area. Kate valued her career as an elementary teacher with the Groton School District where she retired from in 1984. An active member of the Lansing United Methodist Church, Kate also enjoyed the role of church historian for many years, she was a member of the Haiti Committee and played in the Ithaca Concert Band. Kate had a love of ballet and traveling with her good friend, Sally Guzetta; they visited many places together. She also was an avid NY Mets fan. Throughout their lives, Kate and Tom shared many trips together aboard their boat, the Cayuga Belle. Kate was educated, informed and interested in what went on in the world, and she had a gift of sharing that knowledge with others through her stories; when she spoke, one eagerly listened and learned. In addition to her parents, Kate was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas G. Payne Sr., their son, Thomas G. Payne Jr.; son in law, Roderick Holmes; a sister, Elizabeth Conlon Chambers; brother and sister-in-law, Lawrence "Pat" and Constance Conlon, Jr.; and brother-in-law, Jesse Payne. Kate is survived by her daughter, Clare Holmes (Rick Brown) of Lansing, granddaughter, Jessica Holmes (Ethan Burnette) of Lansing; sister in law, Joan Payne; and many valued and loved cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She was also blessed throughout her last year with a devoted caregiver, Kayla Armstrong. A funeral service, officiated by Pastors Alison Schmied and Jane Sautter, will begin at 11 a.m., Saturday, August 20, 2016, at Lansing United Methodist Church, 32 Brickyard Rd., Lansing. A luncheon will follow. Burial at Asbury Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to either Lansing United Methodist Church, or LUMC Haiti, both at 32 Brickyard Rd., Lansing, NY. Lansing Funeral Home is assisting the family. –Sayre Morning Times 8/15/2016

 

COOMBS –MARY KAREN MCCLELLAN passed away August 7, 2016 peacefully at home after an extended illness. She was born in Sayre on May 10, 1953, the daughter of Harold Zebulon and Pauline Lynch Coombs. Mary was a 1972 graduate of Athens High School. She was employed as a Certified Nurses Aid at Heritage Nursing Home until her illness prevented her from continuing. Mary is survived by her children, Scott Joseph (Aimee) McClellan of Waverly, NY, Carrie Ann Northrup at home and Christopher Bruce (Patti) McClellan of Zelienople, PA. grandchildren: Abigail and Connor McClellan of Zelienope, sister, Joan Laura Kehoe of Port Charlotte, FL, sisters-in-law, Judi Coombs and Vikki Coombs of Athens, nephews: Bryan Vincent (Yona) Kehoe of FL, Michael John (Jaime) Kehoe of NC, Jefferson Clarence Coombs of Athens, nieces: Jessika Coombs of Athens, Ashley Rae (Thomas) Byrne of Athens and Emily Ann Coombs of Athens, great nephews and nieces Kayla Perin, Jordan Alliger, Paige Kehoe, Eric Kehoe, Jillian McCarthy, Max Kehoe, Alexia Sweet, and Molly Ann Byrne. Cousins Pat (Chuck) Holler, Ronald (Diane) Weaver, Donald (Connie) Weaver, Eugene Weaver and Ann Litzelman, Vincent (Susan) Lynch and Mary Margaret (Robert) Guglielm. She was predeceased by her father 3/7/84, mother 1/2/96, brother, Harold Vincent Coombs 6/19/03, James Anthony Coombs 10/7/13 and brother-in-law, John Wayne Kehoe 1/17/14. Family and friends may call on Friday, August 12, 2016 from 10am-12pm at Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 S. Main Street, Athens PA. Funeral Services will follow at the funeral home at 12pm. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

CORDNER –NAOMA (CORDNER) WOLCOTT, 76, went to join her Heavenly Father with her loving family by her side, at home, on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. She was born on May 21, 1940 in Sayre, Pa. at Robert Packer Hospital and is survived by her husband of 60 years, Duane Wolcott; two sisters; three children; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Naoma was predeceased by her parents Leon and LuLu (Nichols) Cordner and a sister. There will be no formal funeral services; rather, a private celebration of life for family and close friends, with burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Calvary Baptist Church, 701 W. Pine St., Athens, PA in memory of Naoma Wolcott. –Sayre Morning Times 8/18/2016

 

LOUIS L. CORL, age 81, of Sayre, Pa., passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, July 24, 2016. Louis was born Aug. 5, 1934 in Snedekerville, Pa. He graduated from Athens High School in 1952 and was very proud to be part of the Athens High School Hall of Fame 1951 Championship football team. Lou immediately joined the U.S. Navy where he was an Ordinanceman on the U.S.S. Uhlmann during the Korean War. He enjoyed golfing at Tomasso's, puttering in his workshop and spending time with friends and family. He is survived by wife, Margaret (Tracy); children, Kimberley Taft, Kelly Geiger, Karen Henson, Kenneth; sister, Susan Burnett; and grandchildren. Louis is predeceased by parents, J. Morley and Seretta; and siblings, William, George, Gordon, Robert, Seretta, Gene, and Mable. Friends and family are invited to remember Lou at Tomasso's on July 28, 2016 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. A private reception for family will follow. –Sayre Morning Times 7/28/2016

 

CRONIN –ALICIA ELIZABETH (CRONIN) TALVI - Our mother, our hero, received her heavenly reward on July 13th, 2016, at the age of 78. Born on August 18, 1937, in Yonkers NY Alicia grew up during WWII and embodied that greatest generation with self-sacrifice and discipline. She was a faithful daughter, wife, and mother, raising her five children through sheer determination and faith in God. She worked for nearly 20 years at Elmira Correctional Facility, impacting many lives with her no nonsense compassion. All through her life she made life for those around her beautiful with her talents as an artist, cook, musician, avid reader, gardener and lover of nature, particularly the ocean. She was outspoken. She was thoughtful. She was a fighter. She was a protector. She was an expert at making a little go a long way. But most of all, she was a giver. Right until the very end. She was well prepared for Heaven, not because of all her innumerable good deeds, but because she knew her righteousness came from faith in the saving work of Jesus Christ alone. Her life is a testimony to all who knew her, beginning with those she is survived by: her brother, Vincent (Doris) Cronin and their children, her children: Matthew (Tina) Talvi and grandchildren: Mariah and Amanda; Peter (Karen) Talvi and grandchildren Patrick, Colin, Kara and Kallie; MaryAlice (Jeff) Curry and grandchildren Elizabeth, Olivia, Travis (Katlyn), Emily: Nancy (Ken) Carmichael and grandchild, Felicity; Kathleen (John) Maher and grandchildren Dan (Amanda) Talvi, Andrew, Katie and great grandson Lucas, and Liana, due in October… as well as her loving nieces and nephews. We take comfort knowing she has been reunited with her mother Alice, her father Vincent, her sister Dorothy as well as the many other family members who have gone before her. But most of all, Jesus, the lover of her soul. A funeral mass to celebrate her life will be held at 10am Friday July 22nd, at St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church, 161 High St. in Elmira. In lieu of flowers, Alicia requested donations be made to Maryknoll Missions: http://www.maryknoll.org. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/19/2016

 

PAUL R. DAILY, 89, of Albany Township, died Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Highlands Care Center, Laporte, Pa. Born Dec. 11, 1926 in Springfield Township, he is the son of the late George J. and Ida S. (Schantz) Daily. He was predeceased by his wife, Joyce J. Daily on Oct. 27, 1988.Prior to his retirement he was employed as a tool and die maker for various manufacturers in the Monroe County area. Paul attended Evergreen Christian Church, New Albany, Pa. and was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran serving in World War II. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He is survived by two daughters, Lois L. (John) Turner of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Cynthia (Phil) Haggerty of Killeen, Texas; two sons, Glenn R. Daily of New Albany, Pa., Wayne P. (Libby) Daily of Stroudsburg, Pa.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Joyce, and second wife Dorothy, a brother and five sisters. A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 22, 2016 at Evergreen Christian Church, 23 Szemple Lane, New Albany, PA. Burial will be private in Tannersville Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Paul's name to Evergreen Christian Church. Arrangements are entrusted to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Dushore, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 7/22/2016

 

.JAMES R. DALE, age 88, of Caton, NY died Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Jim was born on September 16, 1927 in Towanda, PA to William and Pansy (Spicer) Dale. Jim was a graduate of Central High School in Scranton, PA and served his country during World War II in the United States Navy and Army. He married Virginia Van Dusen on October 16, 1954 at the South Corning United Methodist Church. He was a Patrolman for 28 years with the Corning Police Department where he retired in 1979. He also worked for The FoodMart in South Corning for 20 years. Jim enjoyed traveling, camping, morning coffee, cutting down trees for firewood, winning at cards, talking openly with anyone and everyone, spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife Virginia; sons, Eric Dale and Mark (Lynn) Dale; grandchildren, Benjamin (Cathy) Dale, Emily Dale, Matthew (Kristin) Dale, and Stephanie Dale; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Jim was preceded in death by his brother, William. At Jim's request, there will be a private graveside service at Chapel Knoll Cemetery with Reverend Patrick Holder officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Corning Painted Post Masonic Lodge #168, 122 Reynolds Avenue, Corning, NY or to the South Corning United Methodist Church, 12 Caton Road, Corning, NY. Jim's family entrusted his care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/16/2016

 

JOHN HENRY DE HAAN JR. - Word has been received that John Henry De Haan Jr., 58, of Towanda, Pa., died on Nov. 23, 2013 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Born on July 16, 1955 he was the son of the late John Henry and Edna Rogers De Haan.In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his grandparents, Peter and Lena Rypkema De Haan; and aunts, Helen De Haan Buchi, Annie De Haan Brown, May De Haan Walker Torrey; and uncles, William and Cyrus De Haan. He is survived by his four sons, Gregory, Peter, Timothy (Emily) and Matthew De Haan; and his sister, Priscilla De Haan (Ronnie) Voclain and their sons, Christopher, Craig, Timothy, Joshua, Jeremy and Kyle all of Houma, La. Many cousins also survive. As a youngster John Henry was an avid reader of the Hardy Boys mysteries and enjoyed snowmobiling and motorcycling. He loved taking pictures and a few years before his passing, he had resumed this passion.Interment will be in Hope Cemetery, Newark Valley, N.Y., with graveside services to be held at a later date. –Towanda Daily Review 8/26/2016

 

DONALD GARY DEWEY has passed away. He was preceded in death by his mother, Elsie Depew; brothers, Thomas Eugene Dewey and Richard Larue Shepard; infant sisters, Sandra, Sally and Donna. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Connie Dewey; children, Kyle (Marie) Dewey and Debbie (Gary) Evans; brother, Walt (Alana) Dewey; sisters-in-law, Judy Dewey and Wanda Romberger; brother-in-law, Tom (Julie) Horton; grandchildren, Kyleen Dewey, Owen (Kirsti) Dewey, Caleb Dewey, Gary Evans and Max Evans; great-grandson, Connor Tweedy; nieces, nephews, family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Open Door Missions Lydia House Woman's Center, 2809 N. 20th St. E., Omaha, NE. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at Crosby Burket Swanson Colonial Chapel. The memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, at Crosby Burket Swanson Colonial Chapel, 11902 W. Center Rd. –Towanda Daily Review 8/11/2016

 

DISISTO –FERN DISSISTO COBB, 93, formerly of Oneida Street, Sayre, Pa., died Friday, July 22, 2016, at the Lutheran Home at Topton in Topton, Pa. She was born in Sayre on June 28, 1923 the daughter of Vincenzo and Josephine Marella DiSisto. Fern was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. As the matriarch of an Italian family, she lived her role fully -- providing a lifetime of delicious meals, warm hugs, and feisty humor. All who knew her enjoyed her generous heart and quick wit, right up until her final day. Fern was married for 65 years to the late Carl O. Cobb. She is survived by her son Carl and his wife Patricia of New Holland, Pa.; son David and his wife Sandra of Allentown, Pa.; daughter Carol Bowden and her husband Donald of Canandaigua, N.Y.; as well as six grandchildren: Brian and his wife Leslie of Denver, Pa., Jeffrey and his wife Jennifer of Emmaus, Pa., Tracy of New Holland, Pa., Michael Gehman and his wife Leah of Kipnuk, Alaska, Melanie Munir and her husband Omar of Santa Cruz, Calif., and Christopher Gehman and his wife Maria of Lititz, Pa. Fern is also the proud great-grandmother of Ryan Terry, Alexyss Cobb, David Cobb, Brian Cobb, Porter Gehman, and soon to be born "Baby Boy" Munir. Also surviving are several special nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Carl O. Cobb, her brothers Luigi DiSisto and Albert DeSisto, and her sister-in-law Jeanette DeSisto. Fern was a graduate of Sayre High School and worked for the Electronic Tube Division of Westinghouse in Horseheads, N.Y., for over 30 years. She was a member of the Church of the Epiphany and the Altar and Rosary Society. Fern was a lifelong member of the Sons of Italy Roma Madre Lodge #1342. Friends may call between 9 and 10 a.m. Monday, August 1, 2016, at the Church of the Epiphany, S. Elmer Ave. in Sayre. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at St. James Cemetery in Waverly, N.Y. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, Sayre, Pa. –Sayre Morning Times 7/25/2016

 

JOHN PAUL ‘JACK’ EAKIN, 74, of Hughesville, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, at his home. Born Aug. 2, 1942, in Williamsport, he was a son of Ernest F. and the late Marion L. (Gephart) Eakin. He married the former Mary J. McDermott, and together they celebrated 53 years of marriage. Jack was a graduate of South Williamsport High School, Class of 1960. He worked as an underwriting manager for Selective Insurance for 42 years, retiring in 2004. Jack was a member of the Church of the Ressurection in Muncy. He was formerly a South Williamsport Borough Council president, a member of the South Williamsport School Board, a judge of election in Wolf Township, a very active South Williamsport Band parent, and treasurer of the South Williamsport Class of 1960 Reunion Committee. In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by two daughters, Denise M. (Scott) Aderhold and Debra L. Eakin; and five grandchildren, Logan J. Sherlinski, Emily E. Aderhold, Erika N. Sherlinski, Sara M. Aderhold and Kylie J. Sherlinski. In addition to his mother, Jack was preceded by an infant daughter, Mary. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, August 20, at the Church of the Resurrection, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy, with the Rev. Glenn McCreary officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport. Friends may call from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be made to the Church of the Resurrection, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy, PA. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

LEONARD W. ELMQUIST II - Our beloved Brother and Uncle, Leonard William Elmquist II, "Lenny", passed away peacefully on July 25th with his loving partner, Lillian, and cat, Jinx, by his side. Lenny was born in Elmira on December 17, 1959 to Marjorie and Leonard Elmquist, who predeceased him. Lenny is survived by his partner, Lillian Ranieri, and sisters, Nancy White, Dawn (Jim) McCarrick, Roseanna (Donald) Zifchock and Julie (Cindy) Elmquist. Lenny also leaves behind 13 nieces and nephews, 26 great nieces and nephews, 1 great great nephew, the Parker Family and many extended family members and friends. Lenny was a friend of Bill W. for many years. Born the youngest of five with four older sisters often proved challenging throughout his life! Lenny always enjoyed a good laugh, a hearty Bah Humbug, and what a joy to hear his life stories! He had a true connection with animals always owning dogs, cats and birds. He loved fishing and was always tinkering, building or fixing something. He had an ever-increasing level of expertise and passion for antique books. Lenny, a master carpenter, owned and operated Custom Carpentry & Services. You may also remember him as a welder, plumber, auto mechanic or chicken snatcher. He will be truly missed by his family, friends, and neighbors, whom he was always willing to help. Lenny fought a courageous battle with cancer, selflessly entering a Cancer Study to help other people fight cancer in the future. He continued to stay positive throughout his struggle. Our family and Lillian give heartfelt thanks to Angel Food East, St. John's Episcopal Church, Hudson Valley Hospice, and all his friends and neighbors who tirelessly helped Lenny throughout his challenging battle. A Memorial will be held August 20th at 11 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, Kingston, NY. A Celebration to honor Lenny's life will be held on August 27th at 2 p.m. at 6291 Lewis Road, Trumansburg, NY. In lieu of flowers please donate to Angel Food East at www.angelfoodeast.org, St. John's Episcopal Church, Kingston at www/stjohnskingston.org or the American Cancer Society. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/5/2016

 

ANTHONY THOMAS ‘TONY’ ENNIS, 59, passed away on Aug. 22, 2016. He was born Sept. 29, 1956 in Sayre, Pa., to the late Joseph and Shirley Ennis. He is survived by his three children, Travis (Laurie) Ennis of Waverly, Heather (Ryan) Rose of Waverly, and Dolen Ennis of Litchfield, and his four grandchildren, Kaleb, Kylie, Aubrey, and Emily. Tony is also survived by his brother, Joe (Diane) Ennis of South Waverly, sister, Cathy Robinson of Athens, brother, Ronnie (Debbie) Ennis of Athens, sister Loribeth Porter of Elmira, N.Y., and brother, Timm Ennis of San Diego, Calif. Tony was predeceased by his sister, Jean and brother, Michael. Tony graduated from Sayre High School in 1976. Tony was a dedicated Buffalo Bills fan. He enjoyed time in his home watching football and the New York Yankees. He was a member of the South Waverly Fire Department for many years. Please join the family in a celebration of life on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016 at the South Waverly Borough Hall from 12-3 p.m. Please come and remember the good times we have all shared. Donations can be made to the family to help cover funeral expenses. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Thomas Cremation and Funeral Service, 1297 Elmira St., Sayre, Pa. –Sayre Morning Times 8/24/2016

 

ESTELL –HELEN ESTELL SEIBEL, age 102, passed away peacefully on July 13, 2016 at the Sayre Health Care Center after a short illness. She was the daughter of Perry and Lena Rounds Estell. Mrs. Seibel was born in Towanda, Pa., on Nov. 23, 1913. At age 6, her family moved to Lady Lake, Fla., where she resided until 1931 at which time she returned to Sayre to enter Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing. She graduated as a registered nurse in 1935. Helen had the distinction and honor of having worked with Dr. Donald Guthrie in the early part of her career. Robert Packer Hospital suffered a devastating fire in 1933. While she was on night duty, Helen's responsibility during that fire was to gather and secure all of the narcotic medicines. She recalled "…stuffing the meds in the pockets…" of her nursing uniform and held them there for safekeeping. Helen retired from the Guthrie Clinic as an allergy technician in 1972. She furthered her education by participating in the cardiac nursing program at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Prior to her illness, Helen resided at Elderwood Assisted Living in Waverly, NY. Helen married Martin A. Seibel in 1935 at the famous Little Church Around the Corner, located in Manhattan, N.Y. Helen and Martin travelled extensively, visiting numerous countries and islands. They were married for 41 years. Helen was a devoted member of St. John Lutheran Church, president of the Lutheran Church Women, Sunday School teacher, choir member, and Youth Group advisor. She was a proud Past Matron of the Eastern Star, and a member of the Robert Packer Hospital Nursing Alumni Association. She was also a member of the Sayre Senior Citizens, as well as the Red Hat Society.Helen is survived by twin daughters, Sally Clapp (John) of Sayre, and Sandra Ramstrom (Lee) of Newcastle, Maine; four grandchildren, Debbie Johnson (Randy) of Bath, Maine, Cathy Pientka (Lenny) of Sayre, Mark Ramstrom of Columbia, Md., and Cheryl Bernhard of Annapolis, Md.; three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Helen was predeceased by her parents; a brother, Gordon; husband, Martin; second husband, Walter (Tex) Whitezell; brother-in- law, Paul E. Seibel; and dear friend, Helen Shaffer. A celebration of Helen's remarkable life will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 at St. John Lutheran Church. Visitation with the family is from 10 to 11 a.m. with the memorial service following at 11 a.m. The family wishes to convey their deep gratitude to the thoughtful and loving care provided to Helen by caregivers Pat Evans and Diane Jayne, with whom Helen shared a special bond. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in Helen's name to the St. John Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 207 South Hopkins St., Sayre, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Thomas Cremation and Funeral Service, 1297 Elmira St., Sayre, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 7/16/2016

 

GERALD S. ‘JERRY’ EVELAN, Col. USAF (Ret) transitioned from his earthly life on Aug. 20, 2016, at the age of 83. He was born in Pine Grove, on Nov. 3, 1932. He attended Gettysburg College, and was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Air Force in 1954. After serving in Texas, California, and New York as a Radar Intercept Officer in F-l01B jet fighters, he flew 194 combat missions in Vietnam during 1969 as a Weapons Systems Officer in F-4 D Fighter Bomber jet aircraft. After patrolling the "no –fly" zone in Germany and serving there as the Avionics Squadron Commander, he attended the Air Force War College at Montgomery, Ala., during 1973-74. After serving as Chief of Maintenance at McGuire AFB, New Jersey, he retired in 1980. Subsequently, he taught the Air Force Junior ROTC program at Mainland Senior High School in Daytona Beach, Fla. After 10 years, he relocated to Montgomery, Ala., in 1992. A member of Frazer United Methodist Church, he served in the choir, was a Sunday school teacher, and was on the Board of Stewards. He was active in community service, having volunteered as an AARP Tax Counselor for the elderly, the Montgomery Volunteers in Police Services Patrol Division, the Medical Outreach Clinic in Montgomery, and multiple outreach activities with the Good Morning Kiwanis Club. An avid bowler, he was secretary for the "Early Birds Bowling League" for more than 10 years. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Shirley Marie Evelan; daughters and sons-in-law: Kathryn (Kevin) Bowdoin of Montgomery, Ala., Susan (Kim) Hammon of Roseville, Calif., Cynthia (Chuck Shirley) Metzing of Orange City, Fla., and Jennifer (Victor) Maluda of Montgomery, Ala.; four grandsons: Christopher, Justin, Joshua, and Kyle; two granddaughters: Caitlin and Paige; and two great-grandchildren, Kaylee and Logan. A memorial service is to be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 25, in the sanctuary of Frazer UMC with Rev. Neil Epler officiating. Subsequent interment of ashes will take place at the Frazer UMC Columbarium. The family will begin to accept friends at 10 a.m., prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army or to the Montgomery Area Food Bank. –Wyoming County Examiner 8/26/2016
 

VICKIE L. EVERY, 64, of Waverly, NY passed away on Friday, November 11, 2016 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA surrounded by family and friends following a brief illness. She was born on April 14, 1952 in Waverly, NY the daughter of Robert H. Sr. and Doris P. (Sager) Every. Vickie enjoyed taking her dog Opie for walks in the park. Vickie worked at Tioga Nursing Home and Elderwood. Vickie also enjoyed having lunch with her friends every day. She is predeceased by her father Robert H. Every, Sr., great grandparents Raymond and Clara Every; nephews Ryan and Robbie, and great nephew Mitchell. Vickie is survived by her children Jason Every and his fiancé Jessica Blauvelt of Waverly, NY, Chad and Alicia Every of Sayre, PA., mother Doris P. Every, grandchildren Brooklyn Every, Krista Every, Logan Bostwick, Raelynne Every and Madelynne Every, siblings Robert H. Jr. and Mary Every of Maryland, Gail and Doug Williams of Sayre, PA, Valerie Jochum of Endwell, NY and Lori Kyle of Sayre, PA and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends and family may call Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 12-1 p.m. 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 1 p.m. with Rev. Arnie Johnson officiating. Memorial Donations may be made in Vickie’s memory to Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Rd., Waverly, NY. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

FASSETT –MARTHA L. BOICE, 70 of Sugar Run died Wednesday morning July 27, 2016 at Golden Living Center, Tunkhannock. She was born in Meshoppen on May 11, 1946, the daughter of the late William and Ella Farr Fassett. Her husband is Stephen F. Boice. She is a 1965 Graduate of Wyalusing High School. Martha was a seamstress for many dress factories in the area. She enjoyed her time volunteering for the Goodwill Fire Company in Laceyville as a dispatcher back in the 1970’s and 80’s. In addition to her parents Martha was preceded in death by her step-daughter Nicole Boice; sister, Evelyn Fassett; two brothers, William Jr. and Pearl Fassett. Surviving are a daughter Ladonna Martin (Don) of Shickshinny; a son, Kenneth Valentine II (Zabrina) of Laceyville; stepson Jeffery Boice and his companion Patricia Whitlock of Mehoopany and step-daughter Brenda Everett (Andrew) of Sugar Run. Four grandchildren Merre and Christian Martin of Shickshinny; Lester and Danica Valentine of Laceyville. Two sisters Mary Etta Walter of Towanda and Iva Fassett of Laceyville; five brothers Clifford of Lawton, David and Charles of Laceyville, Richard of Wyalusing, Edward of Meshoppen. Many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be Friday July 29/2016 at 12 noon from the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home 123 W. Tioga St. Tunkhannock. Friends may call at the funeral home at 11am an hour before service time. Interment at Union Hill Cemetery, Mehoopany. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Laceyville Goodwill Fire Company P.O Box 207 Laceyville, PA or to Wilmot Fire Company, 1732 Quicks Bend Rd. Sugar Run, PA. –Funeral home obit contributed by Brotzman

 

FASSETT –VIVIENNE F. SHUPP, 81, passed away Aug. 20, 2016 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. She was born on Sept. 9, 1934 and she was the daughter of the late Harry and Margorie Sick Fassett. She was married to Glenn “Ace” Shupp for the last 6 years. She worked for many years as a secretary in the Tunkhannock school district Vivienne was a member of the Osterhout Community Bible Church and enjoyed cookbooks, knitting, reading, and playing cards. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son Solomon Boice and 3 infant children. In addition to her husband Ace Vivienne is survived by her daughters; Laurie and husband William C. Kintner of Mehoopany, and Bonny Ruscetti and Searl Johnson of Lemon, sister Phyllis Antosh of Tunkhannock, grandchildren; Faith Sands Wellings, Heather Kintner Winters, Krista Kintner Truesdale, Michael Ruscetti and Azure Kintner, 6 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Osterhout Community Bible Church 327 SR 92 South Tunkhannock, Pa. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

FAUX –RUTH A. SNEDEKER, 73, of Little Meadows, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Monday August 8, 2016, at Wilson Hospital, Johnson City, NY. She was born in Wilkesbarre, PA to the late George B. and Neva Arlene (Henry) Faux. Her husband of 55 years, Allen M. Snedeker, who predeceased her on May 17, 2015, lovingly received her in his arms. Ruth is survived by her five children and their spouses, Richard and Jeanne Snedeker, Endicott, NY, Lisa and William Ottens, Friendsville, PA, Christopher and Sheila Snedeker, Friendsville, PA, Leanne and Dana Branning, Little Meadows, PA, George and Linda Faux, South Montrose, PA, three sisters and a brother-in-law, Gloria and Walter Rought, Georgene Sheridan, Kathy Wilson, 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her children, Kevin and Chrisann Snedeker, and a sister, Audrey Stanley. Ruth touched the lives of many. Ruth worked for the Montrose Area School District transporting students with special needs. She enjoyed scrapbooking and crafting. However, she will be most remembered for her unwavering love, generosity, and commitment to others, especially her family, as they were of the utmost importance to her. Her life was a gift to all who had the opportunity to know her. A Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, August 13, 2016 at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, Montrose, PA. Calling hours will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made in her name to the Wounded Warriors Project. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

JACOB ‘SKIP’ FELKER peacefully passed away at home surrounded by his loving wife of 58 years Margaret Ray Felker and family on August 17, 2016. He was born on August 6, 1939 to the late George and Alla Keiser Felker of Berwick and raised by the late Bill and Marion Benscoter of Huntington Mills. Skip attended North West High School and proudly served his country in the United States Navy from 1956-1959. Skip was a sheet metal worker for Local #44. He helped construct numerous hospitals, schools, and factories. His favorite job working the Berwick power plant. After retiring, he enjoyed working as an electrician and was a member of the local chapter of the Kiwanis and the Kiwanis Wyoming County Fair. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Tunkhannock and the American Legion. Skip was preceded in death by his son William “Bill” Felker, His Brothers George Felker-Fisher, and Charles Felker, and his son-in-law William David Ball. He is survived by his wife of 58 years Margaret Ray Felker, Children; Cindy Ball (Steve), Canton GA, Michaelle Cox (Jeff), Tunkhannock, Robert Felker (Kathi) Scott Twp., Brenda Mills (Christopher), Tunkhannock, and Bonnie Felker, Merion OH. Grandchildren; JoAnna Hutchins (Dan), Tunkhannock, Justin Felker, Dickson City, Maggie Ball (Stephen), Canton GA, Miranda Geertgens (Troy), Tunkhannock, Tim Felker, Lake Winola, James Cox (Rose), Scranton, Megan Bullock, Plymouth, Mary Ruth Sands, Tunkhannock, Rob Felker (Donavon), Pittston, Phillip “Bubba” Felker, Scott Twp., Jacob Felker, Fort Campbell KY, Rebekah Mills, Tunkhannock, Paige Felker, Marion OH, Andrew Mills, Tunkhannock, Alex Ball, Canton GA, Mikayla Mills, Tunkhannock. Skip was also Great Papa to Logan, Lexi, and Luke Hutchins, Patrick, Matthew, and Abby Marbaker, Tanner Geertgens, Bianca Cox, Peyton Felker, DJ Felker, and Eric Corby. In addition, Skip is survived by brother Ken Fisher (Roxanne), Bloomsburg, Sister-in-laws; Ellen Ray Roberts (John) Salt Lake City UT, Jan Ray Hilbert (Harry), Beaumont, Aunt Jeannie Lameraux, Bloomsburg, Kim Felker, Tunkhannock, Beth Brown, Tunkhannock, Bob and Marcy Rau, Hickory NC, and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. A memorial service will be held Sunday August 21, 2016 at 3PM from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 W. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, PA. Friends and family may call the funeral home from 1PM until time of service. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in memory of Jacob to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or The American Cancer Society of Wyoming County. –Contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

ELWIN E. FITZWATER age 79 of Elmira, NY passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of the late Alta (Halsey) and Robert Fitzwater Sr. Elwin is survived by his devoted wife of 59 years, Nancy (Lyon) Fitzwater; six beloved children: Cindy (Tom) Young, Kim (Randy) Morgan, Bonnie (Jack) Hall, Karen Newell (Dave Baker), Dan (Dian) Fitzwater and David McMillan; adored grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters: Neva Granger, Dora Briggs and Anna Benson; in-laws: Joan (Bill) Ayers, Bill (Charlotte) Lyon and Gary (Debby) Lyon; along with several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his feline friend, "Mocha". Elwin was predeceased by his brother, Robert Fitzwater Jr. He was retired from the Hilliard Corporation after 37 years of dedicated service. Until his illness, he enjoyed being a driver for Woodbrook Assisted Living Residence. He enjoyed playing the guitar, relaxing at the lake and was a devoted family man. Family and friends are invited to gather at New Beginnings United Methodist Church 300 East Miller Street Elmira, NY on Sunday, July 24, 2016 from 1:30 to 3:00 PM. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 3 PM. The Reverend Leanne Zeck will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in his honor may be directed to his favorite charity, St. Jude's Research Hospital 50 North Parkway Box # 3704 Memphis, TN or to a charity of one’s choice. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/22/2016

 

CLARA L. FORBES, 92 years old, passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Guthrie- Memorial Skilled Nursing Home. She was born June 29, 1924 to Smith A. and Lura N. (Gillette) Forbes of Myersburg, PA. At a very young age she was stricken with Polio and other medical problems. She was a very talented musician, playing several instruments and piano and gave piano lessons. Clara was a graduate of Towanda High School and attended Mansfield College. She worked and retired from Endicott Johnson Shoe Factory. Following retirement she delivered the Towanda Daily Review for many years. Clara was always active giving tirelessly of herself and expected nothing in return. She enjoyed traveling with her niece Nancy and her husband Ken in their motor home. She was proceeded in death by her parents, her sisters, Florence Robbins, Ida McNeil, two brothers, Luellen Forbes and Leon Forbes. Surviving are many nieces and nephews. A special niece, Nancy & Ken Owlett of Towanda, PA, special nephew, Raymond S. Forbes of Myersburg, PA and many friends. Honoring Clara's wishes there will be no funeral services. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA. Clara's family would like to thank the Guthrie-Memorial Skilled Nursing Unit for all their excellent care, love and compassion shown to Clara during her stay. Memorials in her memory may be made to the Guthrie-Memorial Skilled Nursing Home att: Patient Activities Fund, 91 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA or to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA. This writing was found in Clara's bible it said, “If all lips spoke the truth and greed - hate - jealousy - also pride was cast aside, Love could rule the world and kindness and love seen in every race, one could look in the mirror and view the good lord in his face”. –Funeral home obituary

 

MELVIN JOHN FRIEDMAN - Inspirational and remarkable to the end, Melvin John Friedman, 98, passed away peacefully July 5, 2016 in Rochester, N.Y. Born in Iowa on Dec. 4, 1917, Melvin was the son of Mathias and Caroline Friedman. Melvin was employed by Farmland Dairies for 35 years and Eastern Milk Producers for three years. He continued to work after retirement, receiving a final paycheck from Publix Markets at the age of 90. He resided in Kirkwood, N.Y., Waverly, N.Y., and most recently in Bluffton, S.C., and Rochester, N.Y. Melvin was predeceased by his wife Anna Lou (Benjamin) Friedman, his son, Stephen "Stig" Friedman, and granddaughter, Heidi Marie (Friedman) Wooster. He is survived by his children: Elta (Marion) Friedman, John (Jane) Friedman, Greg (Karen) Friedman, Deb (Nick) Perlozzo, Tom (Wendy) Friedman, Kim (Gary) Oliver and daughter-in-law Verna Friedman. He is survived by his sister-in-law Dorothy Diffendorf, and brother-in-law Gordon (Kate) Kniffen. Melvin is also survived by 24 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Melvin (Poppy) loved his family above all and served as a constant example of unwavering faith. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church, Waverly, N.Y., and St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Bluffton, S.C. He was loved by all who touched his life and will be missed for his positive and gentle nature. The family cottage on Seneca Lake will forever remain in memory as a symbol of Melvin and Anna-Lou's gift of love to everyone. Melvin was a proud member of the U.S. Navy from 1937 to 1945, serving as a Chief Signalman on various combat ships during World War II. Notably, he was part of the protective Naval Detail for President Franklin Roosevelt, just prior to the Yalta Conference. A gathering for friends/family will be held on July 23, 2016 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Kirkwood, N.Y., followed by a Memorial Mass at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at the Kirkwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be directed to St. Mary's Food Pantry, Kirkwood, N.Y., or to a charity of one's choice. –Sayre Morning Times 7/16/2016

 

FULLER –DOLORES MARIE FULLER KRUCK, 86, of Belton, SC, wife of the late Kenneth Kruck, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2016. She was twice married, first to the late Norman Brewer. Born in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Kathrine Konkleski Fuller. She is survived by daughter, Betty Chandler (Johnny); several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by brother, John and Ralph Fuller. Services will be held at a later date. Gray Mortuary, Pelzer, SC. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/11/2016

 

GALLAGER –ELLEN L. PLATT, 57, of Sayre, PA passed away on Monday, July 18, 2016 at home surrounded by her family. She was born on May 25, 1959 in France, the daughter of the late James and Marcella Gallagher. Ellen worked at the Bradford County Manor for 5 years. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Ellen was well liked and will be missed by many people. She is predeceased by her brother, Russell Gallagher, father-in-law and mother-in-law Joseph and Margaret Platt and brother-in-law Daniel Platt. Ellen is survived by husband for 30 years Mike at home, children Megan Platt of Milan, PA, Amanda Gallagher of Sayre, PA, and Michael Platt of Milan, PA, grandchildren Emily Frisbie, Konnor Gallagher, and Wayne Tunnicliff, III, sister-in-law Kim Platt, niece Stephanie Miller, nephew Dustin Platt, great-niece Mia Miller and great-nephew Aiden Miller. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the convenience of the family. Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. in Athens, PA is assisting the family. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

GOODENOUGH –MARY ANN (GOODENOUGH) VAN HORN passed away July 24, 2016. She was born September 15, 1936. She was preceded in death by husband William (Bill) Van Horn and son, Stephen Lundy. Survived by daughter Amy (Kleeman) Robinson, son-in-law, David Robinson, daughter-in-law, Terry (Snowburg) Lundy, many great and grandchildren, sisters, brother, nieces and nephews. Formally employed by Hilliard Corporation. Family services will be held in Georgia and Pennsylvania. She will be remembered by all for her sweet nature, generosity, great sense of humor and her love of sewing and animals. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/27/2016

 

ROBERT ‘BOB’ GREENOUGH SR., 91, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. (Springfield Township) passed away early Thursday morning, Aug. 25, 2016, at the Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center. Robert Henry Greenough was born on Feb. 18, 1925 in Troy, Pa. He was one of three children of the late Caleb and Gladys (Allyn) Greeno. Bob was a graduate of Troy High School, class of 1942. Shortly following graduation in November of 1942 he married the love of his life, the former Shirley Dunbar at her parent's home in Big Pond, Pa. His beloved Shirley preceded him in death on Feb. 27, 2009 following 66 years of marriage and raising four children. In 1943 Robert entered the U.S. Army Air Force proudly serving as a Sergeant during WWII. Bob later began a long career working for the U.S. Postal Service and for over 30 years served as Rural Mail Carrier for the Columbia Cross Roads Post Office. He was an active member of the Big Pond United Methodist Church. Bob was also a member of the Towanda Elks Lodge, the NRA, Rural Letter Carriers Assoc., Bradford County's Alzheimer’s Association and was a long time member and past president of the Old Timer's Assoc. Robert's main interest in life encompassed his love for church, family and home. Surviving are his four children, Debra K. Guinan of Columbia Cross Roads, Vicki Joy Greenough of Athens, Robert Jr. (and Shirley) Greenough of Big Pond, Tim Greenough of Sylvania; six grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy (and Mike) Austin and Shirley Kinsman all of Troy; many special nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his wife, Bob was predeceased by a grandson. In keeping with Robert's wishes, a memorial service and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial in Mr. Greenough's memory to the Big Pond United Methodist Church, 1204 Reading Ave., Troy, PA. Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Drive in Canton is assisting the family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 8/26/2016

 

LAWRENCE W. HACKETT, 72, of Horseheads, NY passed away at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Center, August 19, 2016. Larry was predeceased by his parents, Emma and Edward B. Hackett and his brother, Edward Hackett. Larry is survived by his loving wife of almost 53 years, Sharon Hackett; children, Jamie (Mary) Hackett, Jeffrey (Leah) Hackett and Kristie (Brad) Cummings, several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Larry is very well loved and will be greatly missed. Friends and family are invited to share memories and food on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 from 6 to 8 PM at the American Legion, 236 Scottwood Ave, Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, those wishing are invited to bring a dish to pass. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/23/2016

 

HAGER –E. JANE PRESTON of Canandaigua, age 85, formerly of Elmira, passed away June 24, 2016. She is survived by her daughter, Margie Payne; two grandchildren, Carrie Decker and Jerry Coleman; three great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Elaine Hager; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Preston; son, Raymond Preston II; and brother, Morrie Hager. Her memorial service will be held Sunday, August 21, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 100 N. Main St., Canandaigua. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 100 N. Main St., Canandaigua, NY. Arrangements are by Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home, Inc., Canandaigua. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/7/2016

 

HAMILTON –HELEN MARIE HAMILTON WILBER, 95, of Moravia, NY died Friday July 22, 2016 at her cottage on Owasco Lake. She was born on February 20, 1921 in Elmira, NY to Loren V. Hamilton and Dorothy Ayers Hamilton. She attended Elmira Schools and graduated in 1942 from the Arnot-Ogden Hospital School of Nursing (Elmira) During WWII, she did private duty nursing and was a maternity supervisor at the Arnot-Ogden and was later employed by Dr. A. Hillman, a surgeon in Elmira. On July 11, 1942 she married Wesley R. Wilber at Trinity Church, Elmira. They moved to Moravia in 1945 where Helen and Wes established their lifetime home and business, Hamilton-Wilber Oil Co. While in Moravia she did some private duty nursing, worked at Auburn Memorial Hospital and contributed several years of volunteer service to the Moravia Blood Bank. She was the first nurse to work in the office of Dr. Charles Yarrington in Moravia. She was a NY State registered nurse, retired as of 50 years in 1972. She was asked by her Arnot-Ogden Class to address the 50 year alumni association banquet. Mrs. Wilber was active throughout her years in promoting Girl Scouting. She served as a troop leader in Elmira and Moravia, where she later became a Girl Scout Town Chairwoman. She was predeceased by her husband, Wesley R. Wilber (1977); a brother, Loren V. Hamilton Jr. (2003) and a son-in-law, John R. Selander Jr. (2015). Surviving are three daughters, Linda W. Savage (Blair) of Madison, WI, Nancy W. Rudl (John) of Skaneateles, NY and Diane W. Selander of Rochester Hills, MI; 11 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; three nephews and two nieces. She was a member of St. Matthews Episcopal Church of Moravia and a former member of Trinity Church and Southside Methodist Church of Elmira, NY. She was an active member of St. Matthews Altar Guild and Church School. She was also a member of Rowe-Churchill American Legion Auxiliary (Moravia), Owasco Valley Chapter of Eastern Star( Moravia), Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Daughters of American Colonists (DAC) Ithaca, NY chapter, a charter member of Fillmore Golf Course (Moravia) and belonged to the Owasco Country Club (Auburn). She was a Life member of the Moravia History House as well as the Auburn Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She was an avid bridge player and greatly enjoyed the company of others. A Service of Christian Burial will be held at St. Matthews Episcopal Church Friday July 29, 2016 at 11:00 am. A visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Indian Mound Cemetery, Moravia. The Wade Funeral Home, Moravia is in charge of arrangements. She was loved dearly for her lifetime of devotion to her family and friends. She held her profession of nursing in great esteem throughout her life. It was her wish that memorial contributions be made to St. Matthews Episcopal Church, Moravia, NY –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/27/2016

 

HARLAND A. HARRIS passed away Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016 at the Bradford County Manor. He was a life-long resident of Smithfield Township where he was born on July 17, 1923 to the late Guy and Ethel (Kingsley) Harris. He was a 1941 graduate of the Smithfield Township High School. He married the former Angeline Scouten in East Smithfield on Aug. 27, 1950. They had 66 wonderful years together. In 1951 they purchased the family dairy farm, working side by side. They built their retirement home together where they lived until he moved to the manor three months ago. After retiring from a successful career of farming, he worked for the Masonite Corporation and retired from International Paper in 1988. They spent several years in Florida during the winter. Harland was a member of the Jersey Cattle Club, Northeast Dairy Coop, Smithfield Grange and the East Smithfield Federated Church. He enjoyed reading, traveling, snowmobiling, motorcycling, golf, working in the woods and family gatherings at the pond. He is survived by his wife, Angie; their two daughters and their husbands, Beverly and Larry Wright of Canton, Pa., and Gail and Arthur Forster of King of Prussia, Pa.; four grandchildren and their spouses, Jason and April Wright of Canton, Pa., Jeffrey and Trisha Wright of Grover, Pa., Andrew and Jennifer Forster of West Chester, Pa., and Erin and Mark Troelsch of King of Prussia, Pa.; six great-grandchildren, Lily, Kyle, Leah, and Kaleb Wright, and Alex and Carter Forster; brothers-in-law and their wives, Wayne and Marjorie Scouten, LaRue and Mary Parmenter; sisters-in-law, Beatrice Parmenter, Beverly Parmenter, Jeanette Parmenter; and brother-in-law, Burton Scouten; plus several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Eugene Harris; brothers-in law, LaVern Parmenter and Max Chapman; and sisters-in-law, Alice Harris, Charlotte Scouten and Gladys Chapman. Abiding with the family's wishes, a private service will be held later at the convenience of the family. Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc. is helping the family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 8/30/2016

 

BEVERLY J. HARTMAN, age 78, of Painted Post, NY passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Beverly was born May 19, 1938 in Bloomsburg, PA to Daniel W. and Mildred M. (Hutton) Harman. Beverly will be remembered as a hardworking and ambitious woman. She retired from Corning Glass Works as a Standard Measurer with 30 years of service. She was devoted to her career and went 5 years without ever missing a day of work. She also worked many years as a professional seamstress. Beverly was a Lutheran and recently attended South Corning Methodist Church. She was an avid member of the Red Hats as well as a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Post 524. While Beverly was devoted to a strong work ethic she also enjoyed the finer attributes afforded to a lady. She was always dressed to the nines. She was a stylish dresser and wouldn't be seen without all her "bling". She was known to some within the family as the "Queen". She was also a very talented woman who could play the piano, liked to dance and loved all types of music. She enjoyed flowers, arts and crafts, along with cooking and baking. She also had the ability to talk with just about anyone she came in contact with. Fitting of the lady that she was she loved to shop and could never pass up on a good deal especially fine jewelry. She is survived by her loving companion of 16 years: Donald Kittle of Painted Post; son: Robert A. (Shari) Hartman of Painted Post, NY; daughter: Holly A. Hartman of Corning, NY ; 6 grandchildren: John, Katie, Spencer, Alex, and Ashlynn Hartman and Ariel Abbey; nieces and nephews: Janet Linehan, Yvonne(Dana) Evans, Mark (Bonnie) East, Lisa (Tim) Morse. She was predeceased by her sisters, Reatha East and Joyce Setzer; nieces: Sharon Card and Linda Gee, along with very special aunt, Beatrice Brown. Family and friends are invited to call at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY on Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 1:00pm-3:00pm with a funeral service immediately following calling hours. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at Elan Memorial Cemetery, Bloomsburg, PA. Kind words or fond memories of Beverly can be shared with her family at www.PhillipsFuneralHome.com or directly with the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/27/2016

 

HARTSOCK –BEATRICE ‘BEA’ HARTSCOK FENCHEL - Those we love don't go away. They walk beside us every day." On the morning of Sunday, May 29, 2016, Beatrice "Bea" Hartsock Fenchel, 74, of Roanoke, Va., was taken by the angels to meet the Lord. Bea was born June 25, 1941 to Raymond and Catherine Hartsock. Bea loved to play bingo and was the happiest when she was surrounded by her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She is predeceased by her parents, Raymond and Catherine Hartsock; son, John Lambert; brother, Raymond Hartsock Jr.; and twin sister, Mary Hess. Surviving her are her children, Tom "Barb" Lambert of Athens, Pa., Tim "Donna Wheat" Lambert of Roanoke, Va., Dan "Deb" Lambert of Sayre, Pa., Jim Lambert of Roanoke, Va., Tonda "Jason" Grover of Sayre, Pa., and Debbie Cheresnowsky of Roanoke, Va.; a very special granddaughter, Katie Fishman of Sayre, Pa.; along with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Diane Grover of Waverly, N.Y., Sharon "Paul" Bennett of Elmira, N.Y.; and her soulmate, Roy Bailey of Roanoke, Va. Services were held Monday, May 30, 2016 at Simpson Funeral Home of Roanoke, Va. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

CLIFTON R. HEASLEY JR., 31, and his wife Sarah L. (May) Heasley, 30, of Troy, Pa., passed away due to an automobile accident on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. The couple married July 7, 2009 and had seven happy years together. Clifton was born on March 2, 1985 in Sayre, Pa., son of Clifton R. Heasley Sr. and Kim D. (Keir) Forrest. He was a 2004 graduate of Troy High School and was a laborer for Grant Construction. Clifton was a tattoo artist, enjoyed drawing, camping, and fishing. He was the family joker and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially at family reunions. Sarah was born on Oct. 12, 1985 in Towanda, Pa., daughter of Robert Schlittler and Tammy (May) Blokzyl. She was a 2003 graduate of Athens High School and a 2006 graduate Lackawanna College. Sarah was a personal aide for special needs school children through Bayada Nurses and was a sales consultant for Perfectly Posh. She also enjoyed swimming and fishing with her family, family parties, Geocaching, and loved Grandma Sylvia's mac and cheese. Clifton and Sarah are survived by their children, Corban, Brooke, Eya, Dax, and Efferdy. Clifton is survived by his parents, Clifton R. Heasley, Sr. and companion Cheyenne Rhodes of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., and Kim D. (Mark) Forrest of Ulster, Pa.; and step-father, Kenneth Gowan of Litchfield, Pa. Sarah is survived by her parents, Robert Schlittler with wife Diane Williams of Nevada and Tammy (Roy) Blokzyl of Towanda. Clifton's brothers and sisters include, Billie Jo (Kevin) Zimmer, Chance Gowan, and Jesse Gowan, all of Buffalo, N.Y., Tara (JD) Johnson of Sayre, Pa., Justin (Samantha) Young of Roaring Branch, Pa., Christopher (Brandi) Heasley of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Dyllyn Heasley of Okeechobee, Fla., Brandon Frisbie of Bentley Creek, Pa., Brent (Amanda) Heasley of Washington State, and Keena Heasley of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. Sarah's sisters and brothers include Elizabeth (Tony) Castro and Gordon Crawford II, both of Lansdale, Pa., Cathleen Teague of Nevada, and Michael Schlittler of Fresno, Calif.; her step brothers, Kyle Blokzyl of Harrisburg, Pa., and Josh Blokzyl of Towanda. Clifton is survived by his paternal grandmothers Sylvia Heasley of Columbia Cross Roads and Eva Kinner of Tennessee, and maternal grandparents Robert Keir and Dorothy Mayo. Sarah is survived by her paternal grandmother, Uki Schlittler of Colorado, and her maternal grandparents, Florence and Randy Hugo of Evergreen, Pa., and her maternal great-grandmother, Florence Dieffenbach of Liberty Corners, Pa. Both Clifton and Sarah are survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.Clifton and Sarah are preceded in death by their son, Arik Heasley. Clifton is preceded by his grandfather, Charles E. Heasley. Sarah is preceded by her brother, Bobby Schlittler; step bother, Dustin Middaugh; and grandfathers, Henry Schlittler and Earlue Dieffenbach.Service information will be announced in the Sunday edition. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 1093 West Main St., Troy, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 7/23/2014

 

SAMUEL LAWRENCE HOCKENBERRY, age 73, of New Albany, PA passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 24, 2015. His loving wife of 52 years, Eleanor, was by his side. Sam was born on November 13, 1942 in East Waterford, PA, a son of the late Samuel S. and Ethel M. Vincent Hockenberry. Sam is well known for his love of Ford vehicles and the outdoors. He will forever be remembered as a great man, a great husband, and a great father. He is survived by: his loving wife, Eleanor at home. daughters and son-in-law: Sheryl (Chris) Drach Cheltenham, PA, Sonya L McJilton Dushore, PA, grandchildren: Samantha Drach, Casey Drach, Kelly McJilton, sisters: Delores Alley Bellwood, PA, Esther Michael Burlington, NC and Betty Beaver Altoona, PA and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends and family may pay their respects on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 11:00 to 1:00 P.M. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA. Attire is casual. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd, Towanda, PA and or Guthrie Cancer Center, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

HOOVER –BONITA (BONNIE) JANKOWSKI, age 73 of Elmira, NY. She was born June 16, 1943 in Elmira, NY, daughter of the late Wesley and Virginia (Mays) Hoover and passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2016 unexpectedly. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, John Jankowski; children and their spouses Michael and Constance Warren of Elmira Heights, Patricia and Brian Hughes of Sayre, PA, Susan and Thomas Anthony of Whitehall, PA, Tammy and John Garvin of Elmira, John, Jr and Pamela Jankowski of Lakeland, FL and Tammy Sue Viele of Horseheads; brother Ronald (Pauline) Hoover of Keeneyville, PA; sister Doreen (Gary) Burnside of Tioga, PA; grandchildren Lindsay Malone, Katelyn and Elizabeth Warren, Brett Fenstermacher, Paige and Courtney Hughes, Connor Anthony, Emersyn, Evan, Makayla, Tatayana and Darius Garvin, Jasmine, Jade and Noah Jankowski, Tonya, Nicholas, Michael and James Viele; several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Bonnie was a RN with the Arnot Ogden Medical Center and previously was employed with Thatcher Glass. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Saturday, August 13th from 1 to 4 p.m. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 4 p.m. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/11/2016

 

WILLIAM P. ‘BILL’ HUBERT SR., 62, of Athens, PA went to be with his Lord and Saviour on August 18, 2016 at his home. He was born in Scranton, PA on March 19, 1954 the son of the late Arthur and Eleanor (Smith) Hubert. Bill was a servant of the Lord who always showed God’s love to others. He was an active member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Athens, serving in many capacities including as Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. His love in life was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Bill was a family man and one who showed kindness to all and cared about others. He was loved by all those who knew him and will be missed, especially by his family. Bill was employed with the Schwan Food Company as a Route Salesman. He also enjoyed playing board games and kayaking. Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 39 years Diane (Passmore) Hubert, formerly of East Smithfield, at home, son and daughter-in-law William P. “Bill” and Stephanie Hubert, Jr. of Waverly, NY, and daughter and fiancé Judi Hubert Babcock and Justin Correll of Sayre, PA, and his grandchildren Monica, Adam, Teddy, and Layla. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters-in law Ronald and Margaret Hubert of Summerfield, FL and Arthur and Janie Hubert of Spencer, NY, sisters and brothers-in-law Susan and Jeff Fisher of Albuquerque, NM and Virginia and Ken Bellows of Sayre, PA, sister, Jane Hubert, loving mother and father-in-law, Kingsley and Fayne Passmore of Ridgebury, PA, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Family and friends may call on Monday, August 22, 2016 from 2pm-4pm at Calvary Baptist Church, 701 West Pine Street, Athens, PA. A Memorial Service will follow at the Church at 4pm with the Rev. Mark Cox officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Bill’s memory to: Calvary Baptist Church, 701 West Pine Street, Athens, PA. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

RAYMOND HUNSINGER JR., 90, of Dimock Twp. , PA passed away, Friday, August 19, 2016 at his daughter’s home, New Milford, PA. Born February 15, 1926 in Dimock Twp., PA, he was the son of the late Raymond S. Sr. and Ellen J. [Tyler] Hunsinger. His wife Mary Jane [Swackhammer] Hunsinger predeceased him in 2014. He was a mechanic all of his life, retiring from Tom Kerr Chevrolet, Montrose, PA. Raymond served in the Army during the World War II. He was a founding member of the Elk Lake Fire Company. Survivors include his daughter, Susan Cudo of New Milford, PA, son & daughter-in-law, Russell D. & Patricia Hunsinger of Klamath Falls, OR, 11 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, sister-in-law, Annie May Hunsinger of Elk Lake, PA, best friends, Tom & Patti Rosenkrans of South Montrose, PA and many nieces & nephews. Besides his parents & wife he was predeceased by a daughter, Lisa Ball, sons, Jerry & Rodney Hunsinger, granddaughter, Kimberly Hunsinger, and siblings & their spouses, Kathleen & Clarence Davies, Madeline & Fred Birchard, Elaine & William Strohl, Erma & Nelson Crawford, Dewey & Helen Hunsinger and Ronald Hunsinger. Graveside Services: will begin at 10:00 AM at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose, PA and continue with a procession to Tyler Hill Cemetery, Dimock Twp., PA for an 11AM graveside service. Visitation: 5:00-8:00 PM on Thursday at the funeral home. The family will provide flowers and wish that memorial contributions may be made to Elk Lake Volunteer Fire Company. –Funera home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

WILLIAM HAROLD HUNSINGER, age 74, of Dushore, Pa., passed away on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Bill was born July 30, 1942 a son of the late Harold C. and Stella Hubiak Hunsinger. He graduated from the Turnpike High School a member of the class of 1962. He served in the U.S. Navy and worked as a union electrician for several years before he took over the operation of the family dairy farm from his parents. He had an outstanding herd and won many awards for production. He was a member of McDermott Post No. 452 American Legion Post, Mildred, Pa., and the American Jersey Cattle Association. Surviving are his son, Jeremy Hunsinger of Waterloo, Ontario; daughter, Stephane (Jeffrey) Hunsinger Gorenc of Medina, Ohio; sisters, Lillian (John) Yengo of Ithaca, N.Y., and Irene (Robert) Schaefer of Dushore, Pa.; uncle, John Hubiak of Fort Worth, Texas; aunts, Marian Hubiak of Baltimore, Md., and Irene Gattuso of Alexandria, Va.; a grandson, Thomas Gorenc; nieces and nephews, John J. Yengo Jr., Gregory Scott Yengo, Lisa Monique Trahan, Mark Robert Schaefer and Amy Peters and two special great-nephews, Tyler and Ryan Trahan. At Bill's request, services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions can be directed to Dushore Fire and Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 1, Dushore, PA. Arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 8/7/2016

 

MR. WILLIAM VANMATER ISZARD son of Harry and Helen Iszard (both deceased), passed away peacefully on July 26, 2016 at age 94. He was in Indianapolis surrounded by family with classical music in the background. He is survived by his wife Phyllis of 65 years, younger brother David, sons Douglas & Charles (Virginia), and 3 grandchildren Charles, Jr., Catherine and Maria. His older brother Bob passed away earlier this year. He was born and grew up in Elmira, NY, graduating from EFA in June 1940. He then attended Princeton University and graduated in January 1944 with a BS in chemistry. As a member of the US Navy Reserves, he attended submarine school and was assigned to the USS Manta (submarine) as a First Lieutenant in the Pacific Theater until the end of WWII. He was honorably discharged in June 1946. He then attended and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Master of Letters. After which he worked in various department/retail stores in Pittsburgh and Ohio. He met his wife-to-be, Phyllis Leikvold, at Rike-Kumler department store in Dayton, OH. After a three month courtship, they married there on December 8, 1950. In the fall of 1952, they moved back to Elmira where he joined the department store founded by his grandfather in 1904 - S.F. Iszard & Co. He retired as Chairman of the Board in 1987. He was active in the business and civic life of the community including Chairman of the Community Chest's successful campaign of 1962, on the board of directors of Chemung Canal Trust Company, and the board of managers of Arnot-Ogden hospital. His impact on the community was in his quiet, behind-the-scenes manner. He had been a member of the Park Church, the Elmira City Club and the Elmira Country Club (past president). Activities he enjoyed were golf, bowling, traveling and vacationing with family, reading, and listening to classical music. There will be no calling hours. A private service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Bill with a donation to the William Iszard Memorial Fund at the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes (301 S. Main St. Horseheads, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/4/2016

 

JEFFERS –ELAINE ANN HORTON, age 76, of Troy, Pa., died Monday, July 18, 2016, surrounded by loved ones at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Elaine was born on March 26, 1940 in North Bingham, Pa., to Lee and Louise (Owen) Jeffers. She had worked as a cook for the Troy School District for several years. She was a member of TOPS, and enjoyed bowling, crafts, and painting. She is survived by her daughters, Michele (Mark) Corby of Painted Post, N.Y. and Carmen (Robert) Slagle of Colorado; sons, Brian (Mary) Moon of Fairport, N.Y., Ricky (Andrea) Moon of Elkland, Pa. and Darwin (Jenny) Moon of Plattsburg, N.Y.; sisters, Joann (Lee) Scully of North Bingham, Pa. and Caroline Starks of Florida; brothers, Robert Jeffers of Michigan and Dale (Peg) Jeffers of Ohio; grandchildren, Sara, Tanya, Daniel, and Joseph; several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at the convenience of the family at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc. in Corning, N.Y. Memorial donations may be made in her name to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA. Elaine's family has entrusted her care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc., 216 E. First St., Corning, N.Y. –Towanda Daily Review 7/23/2016

 

GEORGE W. "BILL" JOHNSON SR., 69, of 23 Watkins Road, Monroeton, Pa., passed away at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his loving family early Tuesday morning, Aug. 23, 2016. He was taken far too soon; gone from our lives, but forever in our hearts. Born in Sayre, Pa., on April 27, 1947, he was the son of George and LaDora Ennis Johnson. George was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1965. He was employed by Masonite Corporation in Wysox for 24 years and by the Towanda School District for 10 years as head custodian at the high school. Bill was always ready to help other people. He will be remembered for his whistling, happily everywhere he went. Bill loved the outdoors, always ready to go hunting for turkeys and deer. Bill was a Cub Scout leader as well as a baseball and softball coach for years and was a great all-around role model. His family includes his wife of 49 years and love of his life, Gloria Jean Pelton Johnson; children, George W. Johnson Jr. and Lisa (Kevin) Tobbe; grandchildren, Jonathon, George and Geordan; a great-grandchild, Brock; brother, Frank (Connie) Johnson; brother-in-law, Ed Long; as well as several nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by his parents, George and LaDora Johnson; brothers, Gerald and Lee Johnson; sisters, Cathy Jo Long, Alice (James) Pelton, and Patricia (Louis) Myers; a brother-in-law, Floyd Saxon and a nephew, Wade Butcher. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, with a memorial service to follow at 2 p.m., at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Officiating will be Pastor Sherry Good. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA in George W. Johnson Sr.'s memory. –Towanda Daily Review 8/24/2016

JONES –JUDITH ‘JUDY’ ROSE went into the arms of her Savior on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, after a long and courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was born Dec. 27, 1944 to Newell and Shirley Jones in Delhi, N.Y., a rural community, planting the seeds of country living, and meeting in early grade school, the love of her life, Fred B. Rose. They both graduated from high school in 1962, Fred pursuing a medical career and Judy, nursing. She graduated from Wilson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1967 and married Fred in 1968. Her practice of nursing for six years was highlighted during Fred's residency when she was a pediatric oncology nurse at Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis. Throughout their blessed marriage, Judy's joy was as a homemaker and mother. She counted it a privilege to be able to use her musical gift of piano playing at her son's schools and their church throughout her years. The piano was her source of spiritual comfort and stress relief. Judy was preceded in death by her father, Newell, and by her beloved son, Fred Newell Rose. She is survived by her dear husband, Fred; miraculous son, Bill, his wife, Kelly and their children, Kameron and Kennedy, all of Syracuse; her mother, Shirley Jones of Delhi, N.Y.; one sister, Candy (Dave) Robison of San Martin, Calif., as well as two very special first cousins, Peggy Banta of Unadilla, N.Y., and Connie Marcus of Utica, N.Y. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 at Pompey Community Church, 2555 Berwyn Road, Lafayette, N.Y. Calling hours will be held at the church from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. before the service, at which time refreshments will be served. Burial will be in Fabius Evergreen Cemetery. Casual dress is requested to honor Judy and Fred's informal, country lifestyle. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Rose may be made to the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, 401 Hackensack Ave., 9th Floor, Hackensack, NJ. The family wishes to thank Dr. Mary Cunningham and her caring staff for their many months of outstanding care. –Sayre Morning Times 8/16/2016

 

SHIRLEY A. JORDAN, age 79, of Rome, N.Y., entered unexpectedly into rest on June 30, 2016. She was born March 19, 1937 to the late Walter and Geraldine Goldier Jordan and stepdaughter of the late Clifford Heeman. Shirley leaves behind to mourn her loss, nine beloved children: Debbie "Charlie" Mullis, Joni Bartlow, Susan Tolbert, Paula Chandler, Cindy Chandler, Johnny Bartlow, Rick "Sue" Bartlow, Michael "Nancy" Bartlow, Robert Bartlow. Shirley also leaves her many beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also, she leaves a big loving family to mourn her loss, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews from the Jordan and Heeman families. Shirley was preceded in death by her brothers: Gary Heeman and Leonard Jordan. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held on Aug. 28 at the Waverly Glen Park in Waverly, N.Y. –Sayre Morning Times 8/9/2016

 

RICHARD W. JUMP, 69, of Palm Bay, FL died Thursday, Aug 18, 2016. Born in Elmira, NY to Robert S. Jump and Edith nee Harder, Dick taught shop for the Oneonta, NY schools for 33 years before retiring to Florida. He was ham radio operator KA2HYY/NN4JJ and helped at Habitat for Humanity, West Oneonta Fire Dept. Dick has degrees from SUNY Morrisville and Oswego with graduate classes at SUNY Oneonta. Despite being born with no left hand, Dick was able to fix or repair anything using the "Jumpified" method. He enjoyed kayaking, car racing, and remote-controlled vehicles. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Linda nee Allison, a retired newspaper reporter; daughters Jennifer Jump of Palm Bay, FL and Allison Turner of Jacksonville, FL; sons-in-law Max Pianka and Edward Turner; grandchildren Chloe Pianka and Joshua Hall; and brother Robert Jump of Fort Myers. Friends are invited to a celebration of Dick's life at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11 at Elm Park UMC, Oneonta where Dick was active for three decades. Donations to Elm Park United Methodist Church or Habitat for Humanity. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/21/2016

 

KEIFFER –ANN M. CAMPBELL, a lifetime resident of Waverly, NY passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 after a short illness. She was the daughter of the late Maurice and Marjorie Keiffer, also of Waverly. She was predeceased by her sister, Nancy, in 1962. After working for Croft Lumber in Sayre, PA for over 25 years, Ann retired and enjoyed spending time with her family, working outdoors, and gardening. Ann has been a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church of over 50 years. Ann is survived by her husband Jim, son Kevin and daughter-in-law Billie Campbell of Waverly, as well as her sister Susan Read from Baldwinsville, NY. She has three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren who were the lights of her life. Services will be private, at Ann's request, and there will be no calling hours. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, PA. Friends wishing to remember Ann may donate to the Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung Street, Waverly, NY or Lourdes Hospice, 4102 Old Vestal Road, Vestal, NY. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

KIEFFER –DOLORES JOYCE KIMBELL, age 84 of Beach Street, Emira, died on Sunday, August 21, 2016. Dolores was born on September 22, 1931 in Elmira, NY to Victor & Gladys (McCann) Kieffer. She is survived by her loving husband, Charles R. Kimbell; sons & daughters-in-law, Robert A. (Janet) Kimbell, Michael E. Kimbell, Charles R. (Cynthia) Kimbell, Jr., Ronald L. (Cindy) Kimbell & Bruce R. (Darcie) Kimbell; daughters & son-in-law, Patricia (George) Dalia & Elizabeth J. Kimbell; 13 grandchildren & several great grandchildren. There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of her family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/23/2016

 

KLOTZ –ELAINE M. PENDLETON, 82, of Falls, PA died August 18th returning to her heavenly father, surrounded by her loving family at her daughters home. She was born on September 30, 1933 daughter of the late Jacob and Margaret Lochel Klotz. She was educated in Brooklyn Schools, was a graduate of Kings County Hospital Center School of Nursing, a graduate of Maternity Center as a Nurse Midwife and received a B.S. from St. Francis College and her Masters from NYU. Her nursing Career spanned positions as a Staff Nurse and Charge Nurse, a Neurology Supervisor, OB/Gyn. She was then a Nurse Midwife and Assistant Clinical Professor. During her tenure in this area she traveled for the Ford Foundation, World Health Organization, Pathfinder extensively in Ghana, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Kenya, the Philippines, Thailand, and Ethiopia. After retirement she went to Frontier Nursing Services in KY as director of nursing. Shortly after she was made Assistant Director of the Hospital and then Director. She later worked at St. Michaels School and then went to work for Wyoming County Correctional Facility for 17 years. She enjoyed attending Falls Senior Citizens Center and taking blood pressures. Elaine was a frequent blood donor with multiple gallons donated, as well as a pheresis blood donor for 20 plus years. She was very active the Fall’s Lions Club. Mimi, as she was often called, was always generous, kind, helpful and put others before her needs. Elaine was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, James Pendleton. She is survived by her son, James E; daughter, Mary Alice Reeves and husband Gary; grandchildren Courtney and Kyle and his wife Mileska; great-grandchildren Sebastian, Leilanni and Amberli. The family would like to thank Courtney, Donna, Chrissi, Tracey and Mileska for their loving care. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, August 20th at 10:30 am from the Corpus Christi Parrish, Holy Redeemer Church in Harding, PA. Interment will be held in Roberts Cemetery, Fall’s PA. A gathering of friends and family will be held at the church from 9:30 until the time of the service. Arrangements entrusted to Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 W. Tigoa St., Tunkhannock, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial masses and donations may be made in Elaine’s name to Corpus Christi Parish, Falls Lions Club, The Wyoming County Cancer Society, or charity of the donor’s choice. –Contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

KNAPP –MELISSA KNAPP WILLIAMS of Sanford, N.C. died Aug. 3, 2016. - From the beginning, our utterly beautiful Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and Friend could light up a room and turn anyone's day around for the better with her laugh, her silly faces and her playful jokes. This is a tribute to "Lissie Bear," who wore a smile on her face 'til her last day. We are who we are because of who she was.  Born in Waverly, N.Y., on June 2, 1933, Melissa was the youngest daughter of Thomas Phillips Knapp and Altha Rua Hodges. She spent her childhood there with her two amazing siblings, Tom and Marcia. After high school, she attended St. Lawrence University, where she met the love of her life, Robert C. "Bob" Williams, during a blind date. Although his socks did not match that first night, she fell head over heels in love and was married to him on Aug. 27, 1955 in Williamsburg, Va., at Bruton Parish Church. They were devoted to each other for 54 years, until his passing in 2011. She had a short career as a public school teacher before becoming a military wife to her beloved husband. They had four children in a fat three years (one set of twins!) and we were all loved completely and uplifted for our individuality. Our Mother was a lady and determined we would have manners, straight teeth, learn to swim and say or sing our prayers of gratitude before meals and before we went to sleep at night. Without protest, we let her dress us in color-coordinated family themes at the pool, at church and family reunions until we hit adolescence. She never let us go to bed until all sibling skirmishes were put to rest and we were at peace. We learned that sharing and being kind were things to be tended to daily. She was a homemaker extraordinaire who could create a sense of home in record time wherever the Army sent us. By her example, she taught us to look for meaning anywhere and anytime and how to create meaning by being curious and open to possibility. She loved to entertain and every birthday, holiday or military event from Valentine's Day to Christmas was reason to celebrate. We learned to polish silver and how to clean a house with precision. Whether comfort food or her more gourmet fare, we loved her legendary swiss steak, crazy cake, chef boyardee pizza, jiffy pop, trifle, leg of lamb with mint jelly, prime rib with yorkshire pudding, lasagna and spaghetti with meatballs. If Batman or the horse races or Disney were on TV, she served our meals on TV trays so we could watch our shows. Years later when our parents bought their first house, she created a quintessential home that became the backdrop for many years of gatherings. Upon the arrival of her three grandchildren, she became "Nanalissa" and annual family reunions at Sunset Beach were her celebration of choice, each year eagerly planned and anticipated by all. On our birthdays she would let us choose the menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All other days she made us eat our vegetables and when we were adults she apologized for green peas and lima beans. She was the prettiest Mom at school PTA meetings. She drove us to Brownies and Boy Scouts, gymnastics and soccer, sleepovers and school on the rainy days. She would meet us at the front door every day after school with a smile, a willing ear and our favorite afternoon snacks waiting in the kitchen. Most days, while we were at school, she could be found nurturing the talent for golf that was discovered back in high school when playing with her parents and siblings. Her discipline rewarded her with a golf swing that the pros envied and a putting game that was the talk of the golf course. She retired from the game of golf as a champion, having won 32 amateur golf tournaments. She loved to surprise others, those kind of jump-up-and-down-with-excitement surprises...a banana seat bicycle, or a drum set, a kitten, a child-sized kitchen or going to the drive-in movies in our pjs, a piano or our rooms decorated in our favorite colors. She nursed us through scrapes and stitches and the major childhood diseases of the era. She tended our wounds and our hearts even when her heart must have ached whenever our Dad was called away to serve his country. As lovely as our mother was, she was made more beautiful by the many who loved her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob, her brother, Tom, and her parents Phil and Altha. She leaves behind her sister, Marcia Knapp of Los Angelos, Calif.; her sister of the heart Phyllis Krizmanich of Los Angelos, Calif.; her four children and their families, Deborah Anne Freeman (Bill and Aslan) of Sanford, N.C., Susan Williams of Hampstead, N.C., Bob Williams of Charlotte, N.C., and David Williams (Jan, Lauren and Jordan) of Havre de Grace, Md.; and several generations of adoring nieces and nephews in Los Angelos, Calif. A special note of deep appreciation to all the caregivers that tended and uplifted our Mother for the last six years of her life. We are humbled by your support and strength and rewarded by your steadfast connection to our family. Goodbye gorgeous Mother. You thanked us, now we thank you. Thank you for your many invitations to pause, to celebrate life and to be with family. Sleep in. We will feed the birds in the morning. The family will gather for a private memorial service. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of choice. Miller-Boles Funeral Home of Sanford, N.C. is serving the family. –Sayre Morning Times 8/9/2016

 

EDNA L. KNIFFIN formerly of Canton, passed away in her sleep early on Friday, July 1, 2016. Edna was born on May 12, 1925 to Lloyd R. and Esther (Huber) Kniffin. Edna attended Canton schools, graduating from Canton High School in 1943. She received her Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Lock Haven University in 1947 and taught 1st grade in Quakertown for two years before returning to Canton to teach for the rest of her career. She retired in 1987. Edna received her Master of Science in education from Penn State in 1961. Edna was a member of the Ward Methodist Church and served as the church organist for many years. She was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma sorority, and was active in the Canton Red Hat Society. After retiring from teaching, she ran the Canton Food Pantry for several years. Edna was an animal lover, and enjoyed many hobbies including woodworking and stained glass. With friends and family members, Edna traveled to Switzerland and visited Hawaii, Alaska, and many other states in the U.S. She loved to share stories of her adventures, including hot air ballooning and riding a mule down the Grand Canyon. Edna celebrated her 90th birthday by skydiving from a plane in Michigan City, Ind. For the past two years, Edna has been a resident of Greenleaf Health Campus in Elkhart, Ind., where she was able to spend time with her brother, Seth L. Kniffin and his family. Edna, her sense of humor, and her adventurous spirit will be missed by the many family members who enjoyed spending time at her home in Canton and her cottage on Lake Ondawa. Edna was predeceased by her brother, Nelson A. Kniffin. She is survived by her brother, Seth L. Kniffin and his wife Billie (Ray); children Jacquie Farr and husband Neil of Granger, Ind., Lynne Williams and husband Steve of Elkhart, Ind., Craig Kniffin and wife Rachelle of Springfield, Ill., and Curtis Kniffin and wife Mary Ann of Madison, Fla. Survivors also include Maria Kniffin of Canton (Mrs. Nelson Kniffin); and children, Mary-Ann Kniffin Reese of Middleton, Idaho, Alan Kniffin and wife Cheryl Attwood of Mountaintop, Pa., Josette Bender and husband Harry of Sun City West, Ariz., Jacqueline Zangari and husband Tommie Zangari of Sunbury, Pa.; Anneliese Kniffin-Savchak and husband Michael of Carmel, N.Y. and Nicole Billington and husband Jamie of Margate, Fla.; as well as many grandnieces and grandnephews. A viewing will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 21 at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 North Center St., Canton, Pa. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 22, followed by interment at Park Cemetery, Canton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the East Smithfield Animal Sanctuary, P.O. Box A, East Smithfield, PA or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 57 North Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 7/20/2016

 

KOBBE –MRS. BARBARA ANN KOBBE RYCE, age 62, of State Route 4002, Mehoopany, Pa. (Jenningsville) passed away suddenly and unexpectedly, at her home, in Windham Township, Wyoming County, early Friday morning, Aug. 19, 2016. Born in Sayre, Pa., on Nov. 23, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Virginia Smith Kobbe. Barbara was a graduate of the Sullivan County High School, with the class of 1971. Barbara was employed in the Bounty department as a technician at Procter and Gamble Paper Products, in Mehoopany, for over six years. She was also employed as a security guard at Procter and Gamble. Barb was most recently employed at the Dandy Mini Mart in Mehoopany.In her spare time, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening and playing cards. Surviving is her husband of 38 years, Clyde Ryce, who she married on Sept. 22, 1978; her children, Timothy (Jamie) Ryce of Meshoppen, Pa., Kevin Ryce, of Mehoopnay, Pa., and Brandi Ryce (Matt Austin), of West Nicholson, Pa.; her grandchildren, Makayla Ryce, Destiny Ryce, Owen Austin, Xander Austin, Breanna Austin, and a grandson due in November; her sisters, Eugenia Schumacher of Benton, Pa., Bonnie Kobbe of Dushore, Pa., Edith "EB" Kobbe Spillers of New Albany, Pa.; and her brother, Leonard Kobbe Jr. of New Albany, Pa. She is also survived by her extended family, Ray (Joyce) Ryce of Meshoppen, Pa., Marilyn Patton, of Florida, Clayton (Judi) Ryce, of Pottstown, Pa., and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her nephew, Zachary Ryce; her nephew, Billy Spillers; great-nieces, Kaylee and Brooke Spillers, and great-nephew, Javon Manguel. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa., with the 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 from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday evening, Aug. 22, 2016 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Rettsyndrome.org; P.O. Box 706143, Cincinnati, OH. –Towanda Daily Review 8/20/2016

 

KOSTECKI –ELIZABETH DEHAVEN, 72, of Roseville, PA passed away July 19, 2016 at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. Born on February 2, 1944 in Blossburg, PA, Elizabeth Anne, “Liz” Kostecki was a daughter of the late Victor and Clara (Vanetten) Kostecki. In addition to caring for her family and home, Liz worked as a housekeeper at Penn Wells Hotel, Wellsboro. She was a member of Roseville’s United Methodist Church and was active with their women’s group. Liz also was an avid bowler and enjoyed camping, playing bingo, corn hole, golf, and cards, especially hand n foot. Surviving are her seven children; Ruby (Gary) Baker of Roseville, Gary Carew of So. Williamsport, Clara (Dave) Holley of Covington, Fred Carew of Mansfield, Terrie (Randy) Weatherby of Red Lion, Joseph Carew of Marionville and Anna (Rob) Smith of Canton, 20 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren, two sisters; Mary Mcconnel of Winn-Dixie, FL and Gloria (Marvin) Reimold of Morris also several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Ted DeHaven; a grandson, Michael Watkins; brother, Robert Kostecki and an aunt, Mary Kostecki. Calling hours are 9 – 10 a.m. Saturday, July 23, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr. Canton. Pastor Tim Parker will officiate the memorial service at 10 a.m. A luncheon will follow at the Roseville Community Center. In lieu of flowers, consider assisting her family with final expenses. Send to Pepper Funeral Home with a notation for Elizabeth, P.O. Box 173 Canton, Pa. –Funeral home notice 7/21/2016

JAMES W. ‘BUGER’ LAMPHERE JR., 78, of Monroeton, Pa., passed away Friday, July 15, 2016 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Born in Sayre, Pa., on May 20, 1938, he was the son of James W. Lamphere Sr. and Anna Northrup Lamphere. James owned and operated his excavating business and Lamphere's Truck Parts for many years. He was a life member of the Monroeton Rod and Gun Club. James is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marletta Marlene Lamphere; sons, Brian Lamphere and wife Toni, Gary Lamphere and wife Linda, and Keith Lamphere; daughters, Wanda McNeal (Allen Goodwin), and Billiejo Terry and husband Sonny; grandchildren, James, Stephanie, Jake, Aaron, Ben, Hannah, Becca, Danielle, Deanna, Sarah, Keith Jack, Trevor, Lindsey, Trey, Trent, Levi, Jared, Bree, Logan, Larisa and Lacin; 16 great-grandchildren; sisters, Connie Brown, Phyllis Sparbanie, Barb Martin and Linda Lamphere; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and his caregiver and friend, Tina Comstock. He was preceded in death by his sons, Jimmy and Scott Lamphere; daughter-in-law, Michelle Lamphere; grandchildren, Heather and David Lamphere; brothers, John and Donnie Lamphere; and a sister, Nancy Graham. The family will receive friends from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21, 2016 at the family residence, 134 Lamphere Lane, Monroeton, Pa. Contributions in James' memory may be directed to the Leroy Heritage Museum, 257 Mill St., Leroy, PA. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting the Lamphere family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 7/18/2016

 

WALTER E. ‘WALT’ LANE, 93, of Waverly, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at Elderwood Care at Waverly. He was predeceased by his parents, Alden and Frances Maleski Lane; sisters, Irene Lane Rula, Jeannette Lane Fredendall, and Josephine Osovski; brothers, Leo Lane, Harold Lane and Joseph Lane; and nephew, Harold Clinton Johnson. Walt is survived by his nieces, Brenda Wennersten of Clyde, N.Y., and Colleen Robbins of New York; and good friend, Mary Bowen. Walt as a WWII veteran, serving in the Army and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was also a former Prisoner of War. He retired from Ingersoll-Rand in Athens after many years. He enjoyed tinkering in his machine shop at home. At Walt's wishes, there will be no services. Memorial donations may be made in Walt's name to Valley Color Guard, 206 Broad St., Waverly, NY or a charity of one's choice. –Sayre Morning Times 8/4/2016

 

JOHN EDWARD LASIW SR., 76, of Towanda, Pa., formerly of Wallington, N.J., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., with Rita, his wife of 25 years, Mike Pasquaye, his stepson, Gene Taraszka, long-time friend, and Mary Martin, dearest neighbor, at his side. John was born in Passaic, N.J. on April 13, 1940, the oldest of five children of Michael and Anna (Krasowski) Lasiw. John was a veteran of the National Guard Army Reserves and a former member of the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club. He was a member of the Policeman's Benevolent Association Local 321 and acted as their State Delegate from 1985 to 1991. He served and protected his community of Wallington, N.J. as a police officer for 25 years before retiring in 1996. Through a life of service and dedication, John's accomplishments included: Bergen County Police Chiefs Assn. "Marksman" 1972, 1974, and "Sharpshooter" 1976 and 1983; he was a member of the New Jersey State and Juvenile Aid Officers Assn. and was the recipient of the Meritorious Achievement Award in recoagnition of an outstanding Achievement in the Field of Law Enforcement and Dedication to Duty. John's commitment to community and the betterment of safety is greatly appreciated and will always be remembered. John relocated to Towanda, Pa., in 2001 and loved every day spent in the mountains of Pennsylvania with his beloved dogs and cats. He possessed a love of nature and especially enjoyed watching the deer and wild turkeys that wandered through the property. He was well known for his distinguished "handlebar" mustache.John Sr. is survived by his wife, Rita V. (Hirkala) Lasiw of Towanda, Pa.; daughter, Colleen Diezel (Glenn) of Pittsford, Vt.; son, John E. Lasiw Jr. (Michele) of Greely, Pa.; his grandchildren, Kyle and Sienna Diezel, Taylor and Gabrielle Lasiw; step-son, Michael G. Pasquaye of Wallington, N.J.; step-granddaughter, Autumn; sister, Kathy O'Cello (Frank) of Hasbrouck Hts., N.J.; brother, Richard Lasiw (Michelle) of Oradell, N.J.; nephews, Aaron (Candace) O'Cello, Austin (Megan) O'Cello, Richard James Lasiw; nieces, Bianca Rose (Baby "O") Ocello, Alexis, Melissa, Kimberly, Kelly, and several cousins.In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Kenneth Lasiw and his sister, Cynthia Ann Lasiw.A memorial service in honor of John Sr's memory will be held in New Jersey. In memory of John and his zealous love for animals, donations may be made to the You Too Animal Rescue, 39 Maple Acre Lane, Dushore, PA or to the U.S. Veterans Association. –Towanda Daily Review 11/11/2016

 

ALEXANDER M. LAVIOLA  age 22, of Horseheads, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, August 13, 2016. Alex is survived by his mother Maureen R. Swartwood of Elmira, with Andrew Fife; father Stephen M. LaViola of Horseheads, with Terry Levels; sister Megan R. LaViola of Horseheads; maternal grandparents, Gene and Patricia Hauber of Elmira; paternal grandparents, Frank and Adele LaViola of Erin NY; several aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of good friends. Alex was a 2011 graduate of Horseheads High School. He attended the University at Buffalo where he was initiated into, and served as an exemplary Brother of the Epsilon-Omicron Chapter of The Sigma Pi Fraternity International. He had a loving heart and a great sense of humor. Alex loved his family very much. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Family and friends are invited to call at St. Patrick's Church, 604 Park Place, Elmira, on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Alex with a donation to a charity of one’s choice.. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/15/2016

 

LESZYK –MARCIANNA FRANCES (LESZYK) LAWSON went home to be with the Lord on August 16, 2016. She was 98 years old. She was born in Elmira, NY on January 29, 1918 and preceded in death by her parents Nicodemus and Sophia Leszyk, and three siblings, Felix Leszyk, Cecila Foulke, and Vicent Leszyk, all from Elmira, NY. Her husband John Lawson also preceded her in death. They were married 53 years. She went to St. Casmir's School and Elmira Free Academy. She joined the military where she meet her husband, John. When her children were in all in school, Marcianna went back to work for the government. Marcianna worked at Dover Air Force Base Hospital, until retiring in1983. After retiring, she and her husband traveled and did volunteer work in the community. Marcianna is survived by her three children, Carol Kranick of West Seneca, NY, John Lawson, Jr., of Brandenton, FL, and Joseph Lawson of Dover, DE. She is survived by five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother, John Leszyk of Cayuta, NY. Services will be held August 19, 2016 at Trader Funeral Home, 12 Lotus Street, Dover, DE. Friends may call between 10:30 am and 11:30 am, and services at 11:30 am. Interment will be at Sharon Memorial Park, Dover, DE. In lieu of flowers, the family request making donations to Able Ministers International, PO Box 11904, Wilmington, DE. –Elmira Star/Gazette 8/18/2016

 

CLAIR LEWIS LITTEER, 63 of Bentley Creek, PA passed away peacefully on July 12, 2016 after battling lung cancer. He was at the Arnot Odgen Hospital in Elmira, NY. He was born at the Arnot on September 25, 1952, the son of Everett and Erla Lewis Litteer. He will be greatly missed by all his family, friends and co-workers. He was Mr. Fix it, working for HEP materials for many years. He also loved racing, any kind, especially drag racing. Clair was predeceased by his parents, his step-son, Kodiak Coble, and his nephew, James Finnerty. He is survived by his wife, Valerie Brown; daughter, Kelly (Nate) Perez; son, Jody (Kris) Litteer; step-daughters, April (Kevin) Shook, and Tessa (Mario) Stanzione; brother, Mark (Christina) Litteer; sisters, Laurie (Andy) Littleton, and Ellen (Gavin) Finnerty; grandchildren, Isabel Perez, Nathanial Perez, Gage Lawson, Parker Lawson, Maddox Lawson, Madalyn Lawson, Jude Renee Botero, and Mena Clark; aunt, Letitia Thompson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be cremated and there will be a celebration of Clair's life on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Newtown Battlefield Park (Sullivan's Monument) in Lowman NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/20/2016

 

GUIDO ROBERT LISELLA was born on May 28, 1937 in Palmerton, Pa., to his parents Joseph and Rose (Lorchak) Lisella. He passed away on July 31, 2016 at the age of 79 in Cape Coral, Fla. Guido grew up in Summit Hill, Pa., and formed many friendships that lasted until his death. After high school, he graduated from Bloomsburg University and began a 38-year teaching career including 30 years at the middle school and high school in Towanda, Pa. Teaching math and physics, Guido is remembered for introducing real-world examples to help his students understand complex theories. Guido and Helena retired to Cape Coral, Fla., in 1998 where his good nature and quick wit endeared him to a circle of cherished friends. Guido is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Helena (Stefanoski) Lisella; children, Gabrielle Lisella, Joseph Lisella, and Guy Lisella; and his sister, Sandra Schlemmer. He is also survived by an extended family including nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Deborah Lisella. The family will receive friends for visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 at the Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home in Fort Myers, Fla. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Gulf Coast Humane Society. –Towanda Daily Review 8/3/2016

 

VIRGINIA LENORE LOOMIS, age 92, formerly of Meshoppen, PA passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at the Golden Living Center in Tunkhannock, PA where she had been residing for over five years. Virginia was born on September 22, 1923 the daughter of the late Emery W. and Kathryn Cole Loomis, Sr. She graduated from the Chevy Chase Private School and also graduated from the University of Delaware while majoring in music. Virginia was a member of the Meshoppen United Methodist Church, she sang solo hymns during church and it was well known that she had a beautiful singing voice. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Virginia enjoyed playing the piano and BINGO at the nursing home. Virginia is survived by her sister-in-law Laura W. Loomis of Drexel Hill, PA; niece Carol Salvucci and her husband Robert; nephew, Emery W. “Bill” Loomis and his wife Deborah of East Amherst, NY; niece Laura Fayer of Upland, PA; as well as many cousins in the Meshoppen area and six great nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Emery W. Loomis Jr. A private family service will be held at a later time at the convenience of the family. Interment will be held at Overfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Virginia’s name to Meshoppen United Methodist Church, PO Box 159, Meshoppen, PA. Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

LUCAS –FLORENCE ELAINE LUCAS BRUNING, age 95, of Elmira, NY passed on Thursday, August 4th, 2016. Florence was born May 14th, 1921 in St. Johns, NFLD to the late Beatrice and Ernest Lucas. She moved to the USA at age 2 and became a naturalized citizen at age 21. She married William H. Bruning, an aeronautical engineer, in 1950. He predeceased her in 2002. She is survived by daughter, Ruth Elizabeth of Elmira; son, William E. with wife, Bette of Orono, Minnesota, and their children Stephen, Colin and Melinda. She is also survived by her sister, Ruth (Robert) Levin and brother, Edward Kenneth (Cathi) Lucas as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. A graduate of John Jay Memorial HS in Brooklyn, NY, she held secretarial positions at the Columbia Broadcasting Company, The Christian Science Monitor, and the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District. After they were married, Bill and Florence took lessons in ballroom dancing as well as square and round dancing…a hobby they enjoyed for many, many years. Upon retirement, they moved to Elmira, NY. They became docents at the Arnot Art Museum in Elmira and then the Rockwell Museum in Corning. They also volunteered at the National Soaring Museum and The Clemens Center. Bill started the duplicate bridge club at West Elmira Library with Florence as his partner. Florence and Bill were active participants in each other's church activities. Florence was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, MA with membership in local branch churches in Massapequa, NY then Elmira. Bill was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in East Meadow, NY then the First Presbyterian Church in Elmira. There will be no calling hours. A private service will be held at a later date. In honor of Florence's love for the arts and education, memorials may be sent to a museum or arts organization of your choice. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/7/2016

 

H. DALE LUNGER, 86, of Hughesville, ascended to his eternal hunting grounds, Friday, July 15, 2016, at Williamsport Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Born July 29, 1929 in Williamsport, he was the older son of the late H. Grant and Martha A. (Green) Lunger. At the age of 2, during the Depression, his family moved to the Lunger Family Homestead near Lairdsville. During his early childhood, he grew up and developed an appreciation for the outdoors and country lifestyle. He and his wife, the former Mary E. Harding, celebrated 56 years of marriage on July 2, 2016. Dale served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a part of the Radio Signal Corps., and retired from Bethlehem Steel in 1990, after having worked there for over 16 years. In his early career, Dale developed a skill for furniture refinishing and restoration, which he carried into his hobbies throughout his life. Dale was an outdoor enthusiast who enjoyed hunting and telling stories with family and friends, fishing, gardening, cutting firewood, and watching his grandchildren’s sporting events. An avid reader, he also enjoyed woodworking, traveling, and spending time with loved ones. A proud veteran, Dale was a member of the American Legion Post 35, Hughesville. He was also a member of the NRA, a Life Member of the North American Hunting Club, Consolidated Sportsmen of Muncy Creek, the Strawbridge Fishing Club, Woodmen of the World, and a charter member of the Lairdsville Volunteer Fire Company. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three sons, Steven K. (Douglas) Lunger of Linden, Timothy A. (Abbe) Lunger of Media, and Michael L. (Tracy) Lunger of Muncy; a brother, Paul A. (Eloise) Lunger of Dover, DE and five grandchildren, Matthew G. Lunger of Media, Jeffrey P. Lunger of Media, Emalee E. Lunger of Muncy, Bethany K. Lunger of Muncy, and Jackson "JD" Lunger of Muncy. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, July 21, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Paul Shaner and Col. Sam Astin, co-officiating. Burial will follow in Lairdsville Cemetery, with graveside military honors accorded by combined veteran’s organizations. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Mark’s Church of Lairdsville, 6456 Rt. 118 Hwy., Lairdsville, PA or Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors or Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, Inc., 1117 Country Club Road, Camp Hill, PA. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brtozman

DOUGLAS L. MADIGAN, 74, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2016, at the Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, in Ithaca, N.Y., after an extended illness. Douglas was a lifelong resident of Waverly and worked for Conrail. Douglas was predeceased by his parents Dorothy and Edward Madigan, his siblings Jesse and Julia Madigan, and his nephews Donald and Joseph Wysocki. Douglas is survived by his sister and brother-in-law Barbara and Joseph Wysocki, nieces Theresa Wysocki and Lisa Shedden, nephews Gary (Andrea) Furman, Dale Furman, and Allan (Kathleen) Diedrich. At the family's request, there will be no calling hours. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of The Thomas Cremation and Funeral Service, 1297 Elmira St., Sayre, Pa. –Sayre Morning Times 6/28/2016

 

MANLEY –CYNTHIA J. PETERSON, age 99, of Elmira, NY died on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at home surrounded by her loving family. Cynthia was born March 10, 1917, the daughter of the late Frank R. and Lucy M. Manley. She is predeceased by her husband of 62 years, E. Arden Peterson; son, Raymond E. Peterson in 1989; brother, Raymond F. Manley in 1958. Cynthia is survived by her children, Norman A. Peterson, Susan J. (Thomas A.) Lynough of Elmira; grandchildren, Jessi (Justin) Beck, Thomas, Jeffrey, Matthew (Nicole) and Andrew (Jessica) Lynough; great-grandchildren, Cruz Beck and Michael Lynough; sister-in-law, Eleanor Peterson; numerous nieces and nephews. She married Arden in 1944 during the war and they settled in Oak Ridge Tennessee, the sight of the Manhattan Engineering District where he was in the Army. They settled in Elmira after the war ended where they raised their loving children. She worked as private secretary to the Col. in charge of the hospital there. Cynthia was a 1939 graduate of Elmira College. Cynthia was a retired business teacher from the Elmira Free Academy. She was a member of Lake Street Presbyterian Church for over 80 years where she was active in the women's group and she was also an active volunteer with her husband and children at the Bethany Lutheran Church. Cynthia was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star for over 60 years, a member of NYS Retired Teachers and Arnot Medical Auxiliary. Cynthia was a devoted wife and proud mother and grandmother. Memorial donations may be made to Lake Street Presbyterian Church, 300 Lake St, Elmira, NY, to Bethany Lutheran Church, 256 S Walnut St, Elmira, NY or to Arnot Ogden Auxiliary, 600 Roe Ave, Elmira, NY. Calling hours will be held at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. from 4:00PM to 6:00PM on Thursday, August 11, 2016 with funeral service following. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/9/2016

 

JAMES L. MARSHALL, 79, of Sayre passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Elderwood Care in Waverly, N.Y., after an extended illness. He was predeceased by his parents, J. Lynn and Marie Marshall; and his brother, Jack Marshall. James is survived by his wife, Ruth Marshall; children, Shelly McCutcheon of Owego, Lynn Marshall of Lock Haven, Pa., and Lillian Marshall of Clay, N.Y.; two children from a previous marriage, Vicki and James; grandchildren, Ashley Miller, Cody Marshall and Delaney Marshall; great-grandchildren, Emma, Alexys and Maggie; sister-in-law, Mary Marshall; along with several nieces and nephews. James was born in Lyons, N.Y., and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1954 to 1962, serving in the Korean War. He retired from Stroehmann's Bakery as a driver after over 30 years of service and over a million miles of driving. James also worked for Rynone's as a driver and at the Jolly Farmer in Waverly.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. –Sayre Morning Times 7/23/2016

 

NORMAN K. MATHEWS, age 95 of Vinel Circle in Horseheads passed away July 19, 2016. He was born in Watkins Glen, NY, to Almond and Bessie (Keach) Mathews. Norm is survived by his wife, Marion Mathews; daughter, Linda Rodbourne of FL; granddaughter, Sara Rodbourne of Ithaca; numerous in-laws; nieces and nephews; and a cousin. Norm was a retired precision grinder with Hardinge Inc. and a US Army Veteran serving during WWII. He was also a member of Oakwood United Methodist Church for over 50 years. Graveside service with full military honors will take place on Monday, July 25, 2016 in Grove Cemetery in Trumansburg, NY. Those wishing may remember Norm with memorials to Oakwood United Methodist Church Trustee Fund, 212 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/22/2016

 

JOHN M. MCCABE, 81, of Rochester, N.Y., passed away on July 24, 2016. John was a research scientist and laboratory head at Eastman Kodak for 30 years and an accomplished woodworker and graphic designer. He was the president of the Rochester International Friendship Council, a founding member and president of the Rochester Woodworkers Society, and served on numerous boards. For the past 40 years, he was actively involved in the Chautauqua Institution, serving on the board of a variety of organizations such as the Chautauqua Center for the Visual Arts (CCVA). John was an avid tennis player into his late 70s and was also an accomplished photographer who organized numerous travelogues. He loved family, music, singing, and travel. John is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Ann McCabe; his children, Daniel, Liz, and Michael (Rosie) McCabe; his grandchildren, Sharon, Kevin, Cristina, Patrick, Carolina, Danielle and Maggie; sister, Anne (Bill) Schafer; and close family friend, BJ McKay. Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at Anthony Funeral Chapels, 2305 Monroe Ave., Rochester, N.Y. Services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the John McCabe Scholarship for the Visual Arts at Chautauqua, Chautauqua Institution, Box 28, Chautauqua, NY. –Towanda Daily Review 7/31/2016

 

HENRY A. ‘CURLY’ MCCALL - In loving memory of Henry A. McCall "Curly", 80, a lifelong Valley resident of Waverly, N.Y. Henry passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. Henry was born on April10, 1936 the son of Henry W. and Thea McCall in Chicago, Illinois. He traveled abroad with the GE Ranch as a young child and then the family settled here in the valley. Henry married Sandra Yaple of Tioga Center, NY on August 11, 1956. Henry was predeceased by his wife in March 2015. He worked for John H. Murray and Sons for many years, but retired from the Sayre Pa. Water Company. He enjoyed horses, hunting, working with his hands, competing in backhoe rodeos with his backhoe, performing in the "Valley Barber Shop Quartet", and always gave a helping hand to anyone who asked. "Curly" was well loved by everyone he met and his family was most important to him. He is remembered for his humor and endless energy. Henry is survived by his two sons, Bruce McCall of Cincinnatus, NY, and Bryan McCall of Chesapeake, Maryland; two daughters, Debra Baker of Fort Lawn, South Carolina and Chrystal McCall of Waverly, New York; his six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Many Thanks to Rose Larkey, Don and his staff at The Waverly Pharmacy, Stacy McMale-Jersak of Care First, and all of the nurses and staff on the Mixed Medical floor of the St. Joseph's Hospital. A time of visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 5 to 5:45 PM at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 6:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY with Rev. Thomas Valenti officiating. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

MCCARTHY –ROXANNE MCCARTHY WILLIAMSON passed peacefully into the hands of the Lord, surrounded by family on Sunday, July 31, 2016. Roxanne was born in Elmira, NY on May 20, 1954 to Joseph and Patricia McCarthy The family moved to Jacksonville, FL in 1958 where Roxanne attended local schools, graduating from Forrest High School in 1972. Her husband Dr. Jerry Williamson survives her, along with children Ronda Vernaza (Fran), Matt Williamson (Kristy), Sy Williamson, Amber Esparza (Jason), Josh Williams (Jaken), and Autumn Williams (Kyle); parents, Joseph and Patricia McCarthy; sisters, Nancy Engle (Scott), Janine Radford and Sharon Gaston (Keith); 19 grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Nancy McCarthy. Predeceased by her brother, Michael McCarthy. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at The Redeemer Church, 190 S. Roscoe Blvd, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082. Family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 AM with services beginning at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Go To Nations, Jacksonville, Florida. Arrangements by Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral Home, Jacksonville Beach, FL. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/3/2016

 

SERENITY JOY MCCARTHY passed into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, August 16, 2016. She was born December 29, 2009 into a loving family which includes parents, David and Cindy McCarthy; siblings, Mitchell (Becky), Joshua (Eden with their son Calvin), Caleb (Katie), Amanda, Josiah, Abigail, Quinten, Emmaline, Ian, Gabriella, Liam, and Alayna; paternal grandparents, Daniel and Barbara McCarthy Sr.; maternal grandparents, Verne and Mary Mower; and several extended family members. Serenity, known to those who love her as Ren, was well known for her smiles as well as her sassy spirit, her delight in singing as well as her deep love of her siblings. Her spunk, enthusiasm and inquisitive nature was a blessing to us all. We are thankful for every day we got to spend with her this side of heaven and know we will see her again in eternity. The family welcomes relatives and friends to Pine Valley Baptist Church, 4872 Pinecrest Road, Millport, NY on Sunday, August 21, 2016 from 2-5pm. Serenity's Funeral Service will be held following at 5pm with Pastor Andrew Gable. She will be laid to rest at the convenience of her family. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Down Syndrome Information Network of the Twin Tiers through Ren's Renegades Buddy Walk team page. Ds.donordrive.com/event/dsintt. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/128/2016

 

MCCARTNEY –IDA B. BALL of Horseheads, NY passed away surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. She was born on March 19, 1935 in Morgantown, WVA, a daughter of the late Robert and Dorothy Johnson McCartney. Ida is predeceased by her husband, Robert D. Ball and son Shelby Ball. She is survived by her children, James (Robin) Ball of Dayville, CT, Susan (John) Maynard of Horseheads, NY and Ryan D. Ball of Gillett, PA; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren and brother, Delmas McCartney of Danielson, CT. She was an active member of Christian Life United Pentecostal Church in South Corning, NY and enjoyed time spent with her family and church family. Relatives and friends are welcome to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Monday, November 14, 2016 from 12:30PM - 2 PM. Her Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of hours with Pastor John Bagg. She will be laid to rest at Abington Cemetery, Pomfret, CT on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 11AM. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/12/ 2016

 

WAYNE H. MCPHERSON - On Aug. 9, 2016, Canton resident Wayne H. McPherson passed away unexpectedly at his residence. He was 55 years of age. Born in Collegeville, Pa., he was the son of Paul and Alice (Smith) McPherson. Throughout most of Wayne's life he was a carpenter, and was handy at all manner of woodwork. Known to his beloved grandchildren as "Poppy," they were the center of his life, and he cherished the many hours of "sandbox time" and swimming that he spent with them. Wayne is survived by his daughters, Elysee McPherson (and Dusty Burr) of LeRoy, and Lucy McPherson of Warren, Vt.; brothers, Paul (and Hope) McPherson of Schwenksville, Pa., and James (and Jodi) McPherson of Canton; sisters, Debbie McPherson of Montgomery County and Sherry Hazlett of Schwenksville; as well as grandchildren, Trapper and Hunter Burr, and soon-to-arrive Baby Burr.In keeping with the family's wishes, there are no calling hours and all services are private. –Towanda Daily Review 8/11/2016

 

DANIEL M. ‘DIESEL DAN’ MCCUSKEY, 59, of Dushore, passed away Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at his home, with his family by his side, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born Sept. 28, 1957 in West Chester, he was a son of John D. Sr. and Loyce V. (Hollins) McCusker. Dan was a true outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and astrology. He also enjoyed woodworking, model trains, western movies and helping others. However, one of his greatest joys was spending time with his family and friends. Surviving, in addition to his parents of Dushore, are two daughters, Rhonda A. (Gabe) Blasi of Dushore, and Courtney N. McCusker of New Albany; a son, Daniel "Mike" M. (Crystal) McCusker Jr. of Dushore; two sisters, Kathleen J. Horvat of Mountville, and Kimberly M. (Rick) Hugo of New Albany; two brothers, John D. "Dave" McCusker Jr. of York, and Jeffrey D. McCusker of Lansdale; five grandchildren, Kiara L. McCusker, Kruz M. McCusker, Tucker J. Blasi, Carter P. Blasi, and Kooper D. Blasi; and several nieces and nephews,.Dan was preceded in death by a sister, Tammy L. Barto. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore. A private family burial will be held in Fairview Cemetery, Dushore, at the convenience of the family. The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Pat McCarty Memorial Benefit, c/o Todd Fry, 125 Brenchley Road, Forksville, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 11/13/2016

 

MARTHA JEAN MCCUTCHEON - On the evening of July 17, 2016 Martha Jean McCutcheon, 73, passed away due to complications of kidney failure and breast cancer while living at the Glencroft Skilled Nursing Facility in Glendale, Ariz. Martha was born in Sayre, Pa., on Aug. 28, 1942 to the parents of Charles and Lydia McCutcheon and was a sister to Charles McCutcheon Jr., all of whom predeceased her. Martha was known for her cooking, helping her friends, and her love of animals. While Martha moved to Arizona in 2005, she always called Sayre her home. She is survived by her daughters; Caren Jane Thurston-West and Molly Ellen Kinner-Williamson. She also has four beloved grandchildren; Brittany Louis Lucas, Margaux Ellen Williamson, Seth James Williamson and Peri Lin West. She will be dearly missed by her family. Memorial donations may be made in Martha's name to Hospice of the Valley: www.hov.org or by calling 1 (602) 530-6900. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

MEEKER –MARGARET MEEKER CAREY, Beloit, WI resident, died July 13, 2016 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home in South Beloit, IL. Margaret Ethel Meeker was born February 26, 1924 in Elmira, NY to Guy and Ethel Truesdell Meeker. She graduated from Elmira Free Academy and in 1946 she obtained a B.S. degree, Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude, in chemistry and mathematics from Elmira College. She worked for some time as an industrial chemist and then entered Penn State in the agricultural biochemistry Ph.D. program. She received her M.S. in 1948 and in the same year married Glenn O. Carey; he died in 2009. After marrying, Margaret Carey worked outside the home only occasionally. She devoted herself unselfishly to helping her husband's academic career, to the welfare and education of her three children, and keeping a lovely family home. She and her husband traveled to dozens of countries, avoiding tourist sites and meeting many wonderful people who became lifelong friends. She was a skilled seamstress and made hundreds of handsome tote bags for her friends and family. Her wise management of the family resources enabled her and her husband to provide, in addition to invaluable emotional support, significant financial and practical help to their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Margaret Carey was predeceased by her parents, brother, Charles, and sister, Dorothy. She is survived by her three children: Gretchen (Ranjan) Roy of Beloit WI, Christopher Carey (Joanne Trutko) of Ithaca NY, and John (Mary) Carey of Freehold, NJ; her five grandchildren: Maitreyi (Efrain) Lagunas, NFN Kalyan, Lucille Carey, Helen Carey, and Peggy Carey; and her four great grandchildren: Renee, Leonel, and Adrian Lagunas and Lukas Kalyan-Salgado. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/5/2016

 

MINIER –MRS. ORA MAE LAWRENCE BECKER, age 78, of Dushore Pa, was taken by the angels to meet the Lord on Monday, July 11, 2016, in the home where she was born, with her loving family at her side. Ora was born on June 6, 1938, in Dushore Pa, a daughter of the late Daniel “Dewey” & Jennie Vogel Minier. She Graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School a member of the class of 1958. Ora held numerous jobs around the Dushore area. On June 9, 1984 she married the love of her life, Raymond A. Becker Jr., in the Trinity Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Mildred, PA. They enjoyed 29 years of marriage before his death on August 29, 2013. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Mildred, PA until its closing and was currently a member of the Zion Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Dushore, PA. She was also a member of the McDermott Post #452 American Legion Women’s Auxiliary, Mildred PA. Ora loved to sew and cook. She also enjoyed gardening and yardwork, but she was the happiest when she was surrounded by her family. She greatly loved her granddaughter and her two great granddaughters were the apples of her eyes. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend and will be missed by all who knew her. Surviving: daughter & son-in-law: Renee (Charles) Stern, New Albany, PA, son: Texas Lawrence Jr., St. Petersburg, FL, granddaughter:  Nichole Renee Morgan, Towanda, PA, two great granddaughters: Cheyenne Nichole Morgan, Towanda, PA and Noelle Eve Bailey, Towanda, PA, sister: Florence Dieffenbach, Towanda, PA, brother: Oliver G. Minier, Republic, MO, two brother-in-laws: Robert (Donna) Becker, New Brunswick, NJ  and Donald (Evelyn) Becker, Edison, NJ, sister-in-law: Catherine Moore, Philadelphia, PA. Ora is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Besides her parents and husband she was sadly predeceased by many of her siblings. Including brothers: Ellery Minier, Hank Minier, Howard Minier, Samuel “Sam” Minier, and Daniel Minier. And by sisters Leona “Donna” Guthrie, Mary Ellen Lenox, Jeanette Overpeck, and Irene Chick. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, July 18, 2016, at 2:00 P.M. at the Zion Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Dushore, PA with her pastor, Rev. Phyllis A. Pelletier, officiating. Interment will follow in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Mildred, PA. Friends and family may call at the church on Monday, July 18, 2016 from 1:00 P.M. until the start of the service at 2:00 P.M. Members of the Mildred McDermott Post #452 American Legion Women’s Auxiliary are asked to assemble and pass in review at 1:45 P.M. Monday at the church. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

ROBERT NELSON MOSTELLER age 88 passed away July 21, 2016. He was born Nov. 1, 1927 in Williamsport, PA, son of George R. and Minnie M. Mosteller. He was a graduate of South Williamsport High School, and attended Lycoming College. Robert is survived by his wife of 42 years, Karen Brooks Mosteller, son Gary R. Mosteller and his wife Paula Cottrell, of Herndon VA, Paula's children, Leslie, Jeff, and Chris Hermelin, daughter Renee L. Berry and her husband Scott, of Savannah, GA., sister Jane Miller of Pleasant Gap, PA, sister Dorothy Noll of Montoursville, PA, niece Sharon Stolick and husband Dan of Wexford, PA, nephew Dale Miller Jr. and wife Ashley of State College PA, great nephews Blade Stolick and Grayson Miller. Robert was a past member of The Clemens Center, Elmira, NY, The Community Arts Center of Williamsport, PA, The Kirby Center of Wilkes Barre, PA, and The Theater Historical Society of the US, Chicago, IL. Robert had a varied career throughout his life. Starting at age 16 he worked for Comerford-Publix Theaters (which later became ABC Paramount Theaters). He was the youngest manager in the Pennsylvania Paramount Division, managing theaters in Williamsport, Sunbury, Bloomsburg and Carlisle, PA. After moving to Elmira he worked briefly as manager of the Regent Theater and the Heights Theater. In 1955 he started Mosteller Display, designing and creating window displays for retail stores in Elmira, the Elmira area, and Wellsboro, PA. For 30 years he was the official designer and builder of parade floats for the Pennsylvania State Laurel Festival, having built as many as 20 floats for the Laurel parade in one year. He also built parade floats for events in Elmira, Elmira Heights, and Horseheads. Later in life he opened Mostellers Wedding Shop, a wedding specialty store. He set up the first Arnot Mall Bridal Show, in the area now occupied by Regal Cinemas. Robert and his wife Karen were vendors at many holiday craft shows for 20 years with handmade ceramics, collectible bears, snowmen and other home décor items. He was in business over 50 years. The family will receive relatives and friends at North Presbyterian Church, 921 College Ave., Elmira, NY on Wednesday, August 3, from 10 am until his Funeral service there at 11 AM. Luncheon will follow the service in the church social hall. The Rev. David Preisendanz will officiate. Burial will be in Montoursville Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the SPCA, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY or to the North Presbyterian Church Food Pantry. 921 College Ave. Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/31/2016

 

JOSEPH AARON NEWMAN, 56, of Muncy Valley, died Friday, May 13, 2016 as a result of an automobile accident. Born February 25, 1960 in Muncy, he was a son of the late Herman L. and Katherine L. (Moyer) Newman. He married the former Linda K. Myers, on December 8, 1984 in Muncy Valley. Joseph served his country honorably in the U.S Army Reserve. He was employed as a shear operator at Girton Manufacturing in Millville. Joseph was a member of Hemlock Grove United Methodist Church, Muncy Valley, the North Mountain Sportsmen’s Association, was an adult member of the Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania, and the Muncy Valley Area Volunteer Fire Company, where he recently received his 25 year service award. Joseph enjoyed hunting, golfing, fishing, and above all spending time with family. Surviving in addition to his wife is a daughter, Amanda J. Newman of Muncy Valley; a son, William L. (Lindsey) Newman of Warrensville; three sisters, Saundra (Donald) Schmidt of Hughesville, Betsy Faus of Muncy Valley, and Deborah (Mark) Robbins of Muncy; four brothers, G. Richard (Kathryn) Newman of Epworth, GA, Robert (Carol) Newman of Hughesville, Wayne (Donna) Newman of Hughesville, and Jeffrey (Melissa) Newman of Danville; Grandson, Landon W. Radeski-Newman of Warrensville; a sister-in-law, Jean Newman of Hughesville; an aunt, Connie Hess of Duboistown; several nieces, nephews, and extended family members. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter Laurie Mae Newman in 1989, and a brother Barry Newman. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Monday, May 23, at Valley United Methodist Church, 1874 Route 220 Hwy., Muncy Valley, PA with Rev. Craig Livermore officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Franklin "Stone Heap" Cemetery, Unityville. Friends may call Sunday, May 22 from 2 to 5 p.m. at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, and Monday, May 23 at Valley United Methodist Church, from 10 to 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Joseph's name to the Muncy Valley Area Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 9, Muncy Valley, PA or to the Hemlock Grove United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 185, Muncy Valley, PA. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

RON ‘RP’ PAUGH, 64, of Cocoa, FL, went to be with our Lord on July 18, 2016 after a short battle with cancer. He was born November 4, 1951 in Elmira, NY. He is pre-deceased by his dad, Jack Paugh and sisters, Joann Paugh, Sandy Green and sister-in-law, Cathy Paugh. He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Jean, and their grandson, Shawn Morrell whom they have raised; son, Joe Paugh of Cocoa; granddaughter, Melanie Paugh of Deltona, FL; mother, Isabel Paugh of Corning, NY; brothers, David (Carol) Paugh of Ft Myers, FL and Jeff (Linda) Paugh of Elmira Heights, NY; sisters, Tina Paugh of Elmira Heights, NY and Penny (Ken) Piston of Brentwood, CA; "our adopted" daughter, Bobbie Jo Patrick and granddaughters, Allison and Crystina of Horseheads, NY; brothers-in-law, Jim (Pat) Thomas of Horseheads, NY and Greg (Carol) Thomas of Cayuta, NY; several cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and our God Son Ronnie Southard of Orlando, FL; lifelong friends, Don (Patti) Southard of Jupiter, FL; Ed (Cate) Patelunas of Horseheads, NY; Bob (Renie) Hooey of Big Flats, NY and so many other close friends throughout his life. Ron was manager of Chef Italia in Horseheads, NY for 12 years, worked in several factories and bars until starting at Schwans Food Service in 1993 until he passed. Ron loved his NY Yankees and Dallas Cowboys. He loved to play sports as well as watch or listen to them all day. He loved to travel and cruise with his family and friends throughout the world, making new friends wherever he went. His love of family superseded all, as one family reunion would end he would start talking about next years, he was so looking forward to this year's reunion in Olean, NY but came up a couple of weeks short. On July 17th, Ron proudly celebrated his 28th anniversary of being clean and sober. We would like to thank all of the staff in PCU and ICU 3rd floor at Viera Hospital, who took such excellent care of Ron in his last days. Donations is lieu of flowers can be made payable to Cancer Care Centers Foundation at 7025 N. Wickham Road, Suite 111, Melbourne, FL or through their website at https://www.cccfoundationinc.org/auctions.php. Arrangements for a local service will be announced in August. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/22/2016

 

PATRICK J. ‘PAT’ PAVLICK, age 54, of Addison, NY passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Pat was born September 5, 1961 in Corning, NY to George A., Sr. and Anne Marie (Riffle) Pavlick. He is survived by two daughters: Corrissa (Tom) Sharp of Addison, NY, Corrin M. Pavlick of Corning, NY; a son: Corbin Pavlick of Painted Post, NY; four siblings: Debra (Joseph) Dgien of Cameron Mills, NY, George A. Pavlick Jr. of Tuscarora, NY, Richard (Cathy) Pavlick of Addison, NY and Terry (Angela) Pavlick of Addison, NY; two grandchildren: Ella and Axel Sharp; aunt and uncle: Helen and Elwin Terwilliger along with many cousins, nieces and nephews. Pat was a loving father and grandfather who loved to spend time with his family. Pat possessed a magnetic personality that others gravitated to. He had a gift for storytelling and enjoyed regaling others with tales of his colorful past. Pat was a true friend who was known for his generosity and willingness to help others. He liked to watch the races and to be outside. He was a veteran of the United States Navy who served and spoke fondly of his time. Along with his parents he was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Gordon and Florence Riffle and paternal grandparents, Michael and Mary Pavlick. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter-Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall St. Addison, NY on Monday, August 1, 2016 from Noon-2:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Catherine's Church, 51 Maple St., Addison, NY immediately following the conclusion of calling hours. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/30/2016

 

ROBERT ‘SCOTT’ PHY, 59, of Stevens Township, Pa., passed away early Saturday morning, Aug. 27, 2016 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Scott was born on Jan. 16, 1957 in Abington, Pa., the son of Robert William Phy and Jacqueline Whitney Phy. He was employed by IMS America in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., for many years until declining health no longer permitted him to continue. Surviving are his wife, Paula Nemec Phy; mother, Jacqueline Phy of Rockledge, Pa.; children, Kevin Phy of Rockledge, Pa., and Timothy Phy (Jacqueline) of Rockledge, Pa.,; step son, Zachary Gill, who is stationed with the U.S. Navy in Virginia; grandchildren, Briahana Phy and Tristan Phy. He was predeceased by his father, Robert William Phy; and half-brother, Glen Phy. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting Scott's family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 8/31/2016

 

CARLTON R. ‘CARL’ PIERCE, age 82, of Painted Post, NY passed away peacefully on August 25, 2016 at Robert Packer Hospital with his loving family by his side. Carl was born in Dennis, MA to Lura Keough. He was predeceased by his mother; five brothers; two sisters; mother and father-in-law; several brothers and sisters-in-law; and nieces and nephews. Carl served in the United States Navy in the Korean War and settled in the Gang Mills area after marrying Doris D. Dixon with whom he has two daughters: Kathi M. (Rodney) Strange and Carla J. (James) Rundell whom he leaves behind. In addition, he leaves grandsons: Jason J. (Jessica) Herr and their daughter, Lia; Michael A. (Rachel) Herr and their son, Cole; Kyle A. (Adrian) Herr and their expected little one in October; Christopher R. (Shayla) McGowan; Travis McGowan and his sons: Trevion and Khidyn and daughter, Khilaya; Sean M. (Emily) Rundell; brothers-in-law: Richard (Velma) Dixon, Theodore Dixon; sisters-in-law: Gloria Vaughn, Marlene Pejsha, Barbara Arcovio, Diane Crowl, Judy Faulkner, Penny Root; and several nieces and nephews. Never to forget some very wonderful life time friends. Carl retired from Corning, Inc. He also gave 56 years of his life to the Forest View Gang Mills Fire Department in numerous positions. Carl loved hunting and fishing and shared this love with his daughters from the time they were old enough. He got to take his dream trip to Alaska to go fishing - which for him was a major accomplishment because he hated flying! Needless to say Carl, our Dad, will be missed beyond words. We love you, Dad, Grandpa and Great-grandpa always and forever. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. A funeral service will immediately follow at the funeral home at 6:00pm with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations in Carl's name may be made to the: Chemung County Humane Society, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY or to the Forest View Gang Mills Fire Department, 125 Forest Dr. Painted Post, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/28/2016

 

GEORGE H. PORTER, 87, a well-respected resident of Waverly, N.Y., passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa., surrounded by his family. George was born in Sayre, Pa., on February 4, 1929, the son of the late Herman and Ellen Peppard Porter. He was a graduate of Waverly High School, class of 1946 and later served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On September 12, 1953, George married the former Ann Ball at the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre. In 1957, George received his bachelor's degree in education from Ithaca College. George was a business teacher at Waverly High School and later became the school district business manager until his retirement in 1987. He also served as Justice of the Peace for the Town of Barton for a number of years. After retiring from the school district, George worked part-time for the Tioga County Division of Weights and Measures. George loved spending time with his family. He also enjoyed playing cards Monday nights with his buddies, square dancing with the Penny Promenaders, traveling, and golfing achieving two holes-in-one. George was a member of the Waverly Rotary Club, Waverly American Legion Post No. 492, Sayre Elks Lodge and the Waverly Loyal Order of Moose. His family includes five daughters: Patricia (Dale) Freed of Hanover, Pa., Susan Toukatly of New Hartford, N.Y., Sharon Harding of Cicero, N.Y., Mary Kay (John) Palumbo of Waverly, N.Y., Monica (Keith) McFall of Barton, N.Y., eight grandchildren: Kevin (Ashley) Freed, Marianne Freed, John (Megan) Toukatly, Stephanie Toukatly, Kyle Palumbo, Christopher Palumbo, Megan (Vincenzo) Mogavero, and Amanda Natale, six great-grandchildren: Aubryn, Parker, Kaelyn, John, Cohen and Vincenzo Jr., sisters: Winifred Hetherton of Elmira, N.Y., Marion (Robert) Wild of Sayre, Pa., Lois Balander of Waverly, N.Y., sister-in-law, Patricia Ball of Sayre, Pa. as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. George was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Ann Ball Porter, brother and sister-in-law, Ellsworth and Mildred Porter, brothers-in-law, Leo Balander, Paul Stafford, John Hetherton, Stephen Ball, and Michael Ball. The family will receive friends Monday, August 8, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, Clark St., Waverly, N.Y. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Waverly, N.Y., with the Valley Color Guard according military honors. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions may be directed in George's name to one of the following: the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 5005 Campuswood Drive, East Syracuse, NY, Camp Dost, a program of the Ronald McDonald House, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, PA or to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. –Sayre Morning Times 8/5/2016

 

DONALD WAYNE PRESNELL, 57, of Milan, Pa., passed away unexpectedly, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. Don was predeceased by his mother, Mozelle Presnell. He is survived by his wife, Jill Presnell; son, Ian Presnell; father, William Presnell; father and mother-in-law, Robert and Joyce Aman. Don loved spending time with his wife, Jill, together they enjoyed drawing, reading and spending quality time together. A celebration of Don's life will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Sayre Salvation Army, 314 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 1-1:45 p.m. prior to services at the Salvation Army. Burial will take place in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Candor, N.Y. Memorial contributions may be made in Donald W. Presnell's memory to the Sayre Public Library, 122 South Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA. –Sayre Morning Times 8/23/2016

 

PRICHARD –HELEN L. PRICHARD DIEFFENBACH, 87, of Wyalusing, Pa., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, with her loving family at her side. Helen was born on June 11, 1929, in Sugar Hill, Pa., a daughter of the late Paul and Sarah Kunkle Prichard. Helen attended and graduated from Wyalusing High School in 1947. She met and married Richard L. Dieffenbach of Dushore, Pa., on June 21, 1952. He predeceased her on Dec. 30, 2006. In her early years, she worked for the Wyalusing Rocket, Herman Rynveld Son's Wreath Co., and the Tastee Freeze. She spent the majority of her life working on the family dairy farm alongside her husband Richard. Upon Richard's death, she moved to Dalton, Pa., to live with her daughter, where she became involved in Queen Victoria's Court ladies group, participating in numerous vintage Victorian fashion shows, which raised funds on behalf of various charities. Helen was a member of the Mondale United Methodist Church. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She was very well known for her delicious home cooked meals, especially her baked goods. Helen also enjoyed doing puzzles and crosswords. She was a hard worker and will be missed by all who knew her. Surviving are two daughters and son-in-law, Kathy Chorba of Dalton, Pa., and Ann (Jack) Trevisan of West Chester, Pa.; brother, Harold 'Buck' (Mil) Prichard of Sugar Hill, Pa.; sisters-in-law, Rosemary (Harold) Renninger, of Haines City, Fla., Debra (James) Brown of Wyalusing, Pa., and Jan Dieffenbach of Canton, Pa.; as well as several nieces and nephews. Helen was predeceased by son-in-law, Richard Chorba; a brother, Robert Prichard; a sister, Anna Prichard; and by brothers-in-law, Carl Dieffenbach, Michael Dieffenbach and Jimmie Dieffenbach. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa., with Pastor Linda Eckersley officiating. Interment will be at a later date at the convenience of the family. Family and friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home in Wyalusing. The Family will provide the flowers and request that memorials be directed to Relay for Life in memory of Hillary Brown, c/o 11364 Wyalusing-New Albany Road, Wyalusing, PA or a charity of one’s choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 8/8/2016

 

VICTOR GEORGE PURTELL, 64, of Waverly passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was predeceased by his parents, George and Beverly Purtell; sister, Nettie Joe; and two brothers. Victor is survived by his wife, Ruth Purtell; children, Patrick (Nikki Lear) Purtell of NC, Danielle (Jay) Fischer-Steinkraus of AL, and Clay (Christine) Waltman of Sayre; sisters, Cathy Orr, CO and Sherri Mills, CA; brother, George Purtell; brothers-in-law, David Leonard, and Matthew (Suzanne) Forman of TX; sisters-in-law, Diane (David) Dragoo of Waverly and Heather Lee; 12 grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. He was a lifetime member of the NAFC, the North American Fishing Club. He thoroughly enjoyed fishing, camping, grilling, shopping on the internet and frequent trips to Tioga Downs. He was a meat manager at P&C and Tops for over 30 years. He enjoyed spending time with his pups, Megan, Stella, and Roxie. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Glenwood Cemetery in Waverly, NY. Memorial donations may be made in Vic’s name to Greater Valley Emergency, 904 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, PA. –Contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

THE HONORABLE CHARLES HOWARD QUICK of Nichols, N.Y., age 67, died on July 27, 2016 following a battle with prostate cancer. Charlie was predeceased by his father, Charles Jay Quick, mother and father-in-law Marion and Frank Shipley and his brothers-in-law, Kevin O. Smith, Wm. Arthur Shipley; sister-in-law, Ruth Ann Moyer-Carr. Charlie leaves a wonderful large and loving family including his loving wife Barbara, his dear mother Beverly, sisters Cindy Q. Smith, Barbara Q. Tiffany (Richard), Andrea Q. Seeley (Mikel), sister-in-law Renee Shipley, brothers-in-law Frank Shipley III and Michael Carr. Charlie and Barbara were blessed to have four wonderful children, C. Joshua Quick, Rebecca A. Romano (Joe), Holly L. Quick, and Bryan A. Stradley. Three wonderful grandchildren, Vinny and Marisa Romano, and Grayson C. Quick, were the light of Charlie's life. Also greatly loved and appreciated are his nephews and nieces Ryan K. Smith (Lori), Randy K. Smith (Laura), Eric Tiffany (Cat Ambrose), Katie Tiffany, Christie Seeley Dixon (Corey) and Mikel Seeley (Sarah) and special Aunt Mary Truesdale. Many beautiful memories were made along the way with this family. A true dog lover, Charlie also leaves behind his "buddy, pal and friend," Emmett. He graduated from Tioga Central High School in 1966 and Broome Tech in 1968. He served six years in the USMC Reserves. Charlie worked for Xerox 32 1/2 years until retirement. Charlie spent over six years on the Nichols Town Board before being elected Town Justice, serving for over nine years until his passing. It shall be noted here that good fortune allowed Charlie to work with his unfailingly loyal and true friend, Pam, his Court Clerk, from the beginning. Charlie was a longtime Elder in the First Presbyterian Church in Nichols and loved that old church and its members very much. Also, while both Charlie and Barbara were working full time, they somehow managed to put over 10 years in with the Nichols Little League. Charlie's love of all things motorized continued throughout his lifetime and evolved from go karts to motorcycles to sports cars to hotrods. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Friday, July 29 from 4-7 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A memorial service and celebration of Charlie's life will be held on Saturday, July 30 at 10 a.m. at the Nichols United Methodist Church. Interment will be held in the Nichols Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Stray Haven, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY, Community Care Network of Nichols, P.O. Box 100, Nichols, NY or the Nichols Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 146, Nichols, NY in loving memory of The Honorable Charles Howard Quick. –Sayre Morning Times 7/28/2016

 

RICHMOND –CHERYL L. SICKLER went to be with her Lord and Savior on August 21, 2016. She had struggled with the effects of colon cancer for 9 years. But on a Lord’s Day morning, she made her journey home. She was 59 years old. Cheryl was born to Rev Francis and Mrs. Florence (Kerns) Richmond on March 21, 1957, in Binghamton, NY. She lived in E Windsor, NY, Ravenna, NY, Fox Hill, NY and Tunkhannock, Pa, where she met and married David Sickler. They would have celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary on August 22, 2016. Preceding her in death were her parents and her oldest brother Ray Richmond (Doris) of Northville NY. Surviving is David, her husband, daughters Jennifer Welch (Randy), Erlanger, KY; Jessica Elkins (Joey), Nevada, OH; and son, Jaron Sickler (Andrea), Stuart, FL; sister, Ruth Bills (Mike), Mill Hall, Pa; and brother, Paul Richmond (Cindy), Baton Rouge, La. She has 8 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was a member or the Pilgrim Holiness Church of Tunkhannock PA. She was active in the junior worship department and the Endless Mountain Christian Academy of the church until her health failed to the point she could no longer do it. She worked in the certified nursing assistant field for a number of years, which included 5 years at the VA Hospital. She was a very caring person, who loved all of her patients. A viewing will be held for friends and family on Friday, August 26th from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at Pilgrim Holiness Church in Tunkhannock and 10:00 AM on Saturday August 27th until the time of the Celebration of life Service at 11:00 AM. Interment will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock. Arrangements by Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc. 73 West Tioga St. Tunkhannock, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pilgrim Holiness Church, or Endless Mountain Christian Academy, 135 W Tioga St, Tunkhannock, PA. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

RICHARDS –TERESA A. SULLIVAN, 84, formerly of Sayre, Pa., passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Envoy of Woodbridge Skilled Nursing Center. Teresa lived her entire adult life in Sayre until 2014, when illness required her to move to Virginia to be with family. Teresa was born Nov. 13, 1931 in Elmira, N.Y., the daughter of Clarence David Richards and Julia Agnes Casey Richards. She was a 1949 graduate of Elmira Catholic High School. She was employed by the Guthrie Clinic in Sayre for 25 years until her retirement in 1995. Teresa was a member of the Church of the Epiphany. She enjoyed reading, watching old movies and spending time with family and friends. Surviving are her daughters, Kathleen Sullivan of Sayre, Maureen Recklau and husband Paul, and granddaughter Jean of Woodbridge, Va., and her sibling Sister Julia Clare Richards of Rochester, N.Y. and many cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Eileen Sullivan in 1990, and former husband, Thomas A. Sullivan in 1980. On Friday, Aug. 5, 2016 at 11:30 a.m., a Catholic Mass will be held at The Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse at 150 French Road, Rochester, N.Y. –Sayre Morning Times 7/19/2016

 

ANDREW SCOTT RICKERT, 46, of Athens, Pa., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Renee J. (Smith) Rickert whom he married Oct. 3, 2015 and shared his life with for 17 years. Andrew was born on May 14, 1970 in Lockport, N.Y., son of Lei Lani (Smith) Rickert of Athens, Pa., and the late Robert C. Rickert. He was a 1988 graduate of Athens High School and after was a floor salesman for Nasco Flooring in Waverly, N.Y. Andrew enjoyed golfing and was a member of the Tioga Country Club, loved riding his Harley Davidson, enjoyed spending time with family and friends, loved laughing and making others laugh, and was a diehard Minnesota Vikings, Twins, and Gophers fan. Andrew is survived by his loving wife, Renee; his mother, Lei Lani; his daughter, Morgan Harrington of Rochester, N.Y.; his sisters, Kim Rickert and husband Brian Selberg of Sayre, Pa., and Kelly Rickert of Liverpool, N.Y.; his father and mother-in-law, Tom and Diane Smith of Centerville, Pa.; his sister-in-law, Kristie (Joshua) Vosburgh; his nieces and nephews, Megan Rickert and husband Alex Dreyer, Gabrielle Vosburgh, Nicholas Vosburgh, and Lainey Vosburgh; along with numerous friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert. Andrew's Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 at the Tioga Country Club, 151 Roki Blvd., Nichols, N.Y. Family and friends are welcome. The Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main Street Wellsburg, N.Y., has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in Andrew's memory to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Ave. Elmira, NY. –Towanda Daily Review 10/16/2016

RISHEL –MILDRED M. GARNHART, 84, of Winfield, PA, formerly of Muncy, died Friday, October 21, 2016 at Evangelical Hospital, Lewisburg. Mildred and her husband Richard C. Garnhart celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on February 10, 2016. Born June 16, 1932 in Muncy, she is the daughter of the late Carl M. and Emma K. (Morris) Rishel. Prior to her retirement, Mildred was employed as a Lab Clerk at Divine Providence Hospital. Mildred was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and enjoyed spending time with her family. Surviving in addition to her husband Richard are a son, Richard A. (Charlotte) Garnhart of McEwensville; three daughters, Jeanne L. Garnhart-Foreman of Winfield, Kathryn R. Burkay of Louisville, KY, Susan M. (David) Houseknecht of Muncy; two brothers, Charles E. (Ruth) Rishel of Muncy, George E. (Rose) Rishel of Picture Rocks; 9 Grandchildren; and 6 Great Grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 25 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, PA with Rev. Max L. Walters, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Muncy Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

RONALD NEWELL ROBINSON, Birch Run, MI, former resident of Stevensville and 1962 graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School, passed away suddenly on July 20, 2016 at the age of 72. He was born on June 6, 1944, in Cooperstown, NY, to Newell Yale Robinson and Mildred Sterling Robinson. It happened that his birth date fell on D-Day, and he was very proud of that, telling anyone who asked his age that he was born on that date. His father died when he was a child, and his mother, a well-known elementary teacher in the Wyalusing Area School District, brought up Ron and his younger sister, Joan, as a single parent. Ron was a kind-hearted, gentle man, loving everyone and everything. He had many friends and lots of cousins, aunts and uncles, nephews and nieces who will feel the loss of his wit and wisdom for many years to come. Surviving are his wife, Beryl C. Lynn Robinson, to whom he had been married for over 51 years; a daughter, Alicia (Tom) Latchaw, and a son, Newell Robinson. Also surviving are five beloved grandchildren: Lynn- Marie, Alex, Harrison, Chelsea and Wesleyanne. He also leaves behind his cat, Sterling, and his dog, AliRose. His sister, Joan Robinson Walker, predeceased him in January 2010. Shortly after graduating from high school, Ron left Pennsylvania to attend Humboldt Institute Airline Training School in Minneapolis, MN, graduating in 1963 as an air traffic controller. He went on to work for Delta Airlines at O’Hare Airport in that capacity. In the early 1980s, he attended Muskegon (MI) Community College majoring in computer technology. The last 20 years of his working life were with IZOD, a Philip Van Heusen Company, retiring from there in 2009-10 as an associate in retail management. Details of his memorial services in Michigan have not yet been announced. –Wyalusing Rocket 7/28/2016

 

JOHN RICHARD ‘JACK’ ROGERS, age 68 of Thurston Hollow, Tunkhannock, stepped quickly and unexpectedly into the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Tuesday, January 5, 2016. He was born on March 26, 1947 and was the son of Audrey Shupp Rogers of Vernon and the late Robert Rogers. Jack grew up on the family farm in Vernon and never lost his love for farming. He graduated from Tunkhannock High School in 1965 and joined the US Army where he proudly served in Vietnam. It wasn't until recent years that he would reveal bits and pieces of his war experiences. He refused to watch violence on TV or movies saying, "If people lived through that in reality, they would never watch it for entertainment." After his discharge from the military, he began his career at Proctor and Gamble, Mehoopany, until taking an early retirement and going back to his first love of farming. Jack was a born again Christian and was always concerned for the salvation of others. He also hosted many missionaries and evangelists in his home who came to preach at his beloved Vernon Baptist Church. Jack had a love and concern for everyone in his life that they too would accept Jesus as their personal Savior. The only comfort found in Jack's swift and unexpected passing is that while we mourn here, there is no doubt that he is happy in Heaven right now. Jack was also an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He shared with his children and other young people his knowledge and joy of hunting. Jack loved being in the woods, looking for signs of turkey and buck. Jack just enjoyed the beauty and wonder of God's creation. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by brother, Donald Rogers, sister-in-law, Donna Rogers, and nephew, David Rogers. Jack was completely devoted to his family and loved all of them with his whole heart. He was proud of his 4 children and beyond proud of his 8 grandchildren. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 26 years, the former Bonnie Patton; children, Michelle Rogers Forker and her husband William,IV of Cornwall, Matthew Rogers and his wife Kara of Lititz, Randi Malkemes Rinehimer and husband Gary of Nescopeck, Thomas Malkemes and his wife Mandy of Wyoming; brothers, Lee Rogers and his wife Joan of Vernon, Carl Rogers and his wife Kathi of East Barre, VT, and Alan Rogers and his wife Diana of Marcellus, NY; sisters, Kay Love and her husband Richard of Dallas, Audrey Abramson and her husband Phil of Quakertown, and Ruthann Rogers of Vernon; Ex-wife and friend, Patricia Dominick of Lititz; grandchildren, Erin and Alie Forker, Kate and Sam Rogers, Anna and Faith Rinehimer, and Nadia and Nora Malkemes, plus one on the way who will only get to hear stories of "Grandpa Jack"; mother-in-law, Helen Patton of Noxen; brothers-in-law, Thomas, Gary, and Steven Patton, all of Noxen; he also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Jack will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 11:00 am from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, Inc., corner of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek, with Pastor Glen Spencer, Jr. of the Vernon Baptist Church, officiating. Friends may call 6:00 - 8:00 PM on Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to be made to the Vernon Baptist Church (mission or building fund) 1530 Demunds Rd, Dallas, PA or St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

ROBERT BURLEIGH ROOF, 84, of 2785 River Road, Wysox, Standing Stone Township, Pa., passed away Thursday evening, Nov. 10, 2016 at his home, following declining health. Robert was born on Nov. 8, 1932 in Towanda, Pa., the son of Burleigh Lee Roof and Effie Whipple Roof. He was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1953 and in early years was employed by several area farms. Robert was a well-known general contractor, operating his building and remodeling business for 40 years until retirement. Robert was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda, Wysox-Sheshequin Grange No. 58, the Relax Square Dancing Club of Elmira, N.Y., the PEN-NY Promenader's Square Dance Club of Sayre, and in prior years served as a 4-H Leader. Robert and his wife Mary Jane proudly served as foster grandparents for many years. Robert enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, and caring for his animals on the family farm. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Whipple Roof; children, Bryan Keith (Bea) Roof of Litchfield, Robert Lee Roof (Crystal Hunsinger) of Standing Stone, Dawn Marie (Tom) Stump of Standing Stone, Tara Jane Roof (Jamie Castle) of Canton, Kaitlyn Marie Ann Roof of Standing Stone, Katrina Joleen Roof of Standing Stone, Joni (Gene) Gray of Jacksonville, Fla., and Jani (Tony) Ridenour of Wyalusing; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ella Mae Lundy of Towanda, Sarah (Thomas) Cornell of Binghamton, N.Y., Joanne (Roy Jr.) King of Natchaz, Mis.; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a granddaughter, Shanise Bennett; great-granddaughter, Emma Nevaeh Robinson; daughter-in-law, Stacy Marie Roof; and sister, Dorothy Jane Taylor. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Canon Maureen AtLee Hipple, Rector of Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda, officiating. There are no calling hours. –Towanda Daily Review 11/13/2014

 

WILLARD O. ROUGHT, 84 years old, of Sayre, Pa., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, and was welcomed into the loving arms of our Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. Willard was born at home in Warren Center, Pa., on March 19, 1932 to Stewart and Christine Rought. Willard graduated from Owego Free Academy Class of 1949 in Owego, N.Y., where he was a member of the Future Farmers of America. His love of farming grew during his youth when he and his family lived as tenant farmers, moving 19 times before graduating from high school. After graduation, he took the opportunity to see the world. He traveled to Saudi Arabia on a cargo ship transporting cattle to the Middle East. He also visited Italy, Amsterdam and Ireland before returning to Owego to work for Foremost Co. delivering milk and ice cream. He then went on to work for Dolly Madison Ice Cream, Agway “Country Best,” and Dairylea Milk and Ice Cream division before going into the plumbing and heating business with his father Stewart in 1974. Willard also ran his own farm on Drybrook Road in Chemung, N.Y., until 1981 while carrying on the family business as Rought’s Plumbing, Heating and Electrical for the next 30 years, finally retiring in 2004. After retiring, Willard enjoyed gardening, meeting with his friends for coffee at Sam’s in Athens, Pa., and spending time with his family. He was a hard-working, honest man whom was highly respected by all who knew him throughout the Valley. Willard is survived by his two sons Mitchel (Jan) Rought of Chemung, N.Y., and Michael Rought (Krista Mann) of Lockwood, N.Y., two daughters Michele (Chris) Ackley of Sayre, Pa., and Melanie (Scott) Roberts of Oslo, Norway; 18 grandchildren Rochelle (Jeremie) Stack of Athens, Pa., Derek (Jennifer) Rought of Milltown, Pa., Kayla (Devan) Witman of Tioga Center, N.Y., Kristin Bennett of Lockwood, N.Y., Tyler (Lauren) Rought of Sayre, Pa., Morgan Rought of Lockwood, N.Y., Taylor Bowman of Lockwood, N.Y., Reagan and Bryce Rought of Lockwood, N.Y., Zach Roberts (Kelly Roland) of Sioux City, Iowa, Nate Roberts (Sylwia Smusz) of New York City and Isabella Roberts of Oslo, Norway; eight great-grandchildren, Simone, Seamus, Lucian, Wilhemina, Caster, Ella, Nolan and Grady. Willard is also survived by his two sisters Betty (Walter) Lindhorst of Waverly, N.Y., and Pamela (Chuck Boughton) Arnold of Sayre, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. The family will remember Willard in a private memorial service at his request. Final arrangements were entrusted to Cooley Tioga Point Cremation & Burial Options, Athens, Pa. –Sayre Morning Times 11/15/2016

 

ROYER –CATHERINE M. RUSK, age 63, of Mainesburg, PA, died Friday, August 26, 2016 at the Williamsport Hospital. She was born October 20, 1952 in Bethlehem, PA, a daughter of Richard M. and Deloris (Tolan) Royer. Catherine was the wife of James Wayne Rusk, III. She graduated from Mansfield University holding a Masters in Music and was a recognized Performance Artist as a Clarinet player. Catherine was employed as a paralegal/manager for Susquehanna Legal Services for 34 years in Wellsboro and Mansfield, PA. She was honored by her peers state-wide with the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Award for Excellence for her outstanding work as an advocate for the legal needs of the indigent in Tioga County. Catherine was an avid and talented golfer and member of the Corey Creek Golf Club where she leaves behind many devoted friends. In addition to music and golf, she enjoyed photography. Catherine is survived by her husband, Wayne; sister-in-law, Jacqueline S. Royer of Princeton, NJ; brother-in-law, Bill Rusk, Sr. of Crescent Springs, KY; nephews, Daniel and Matthew Royer; a niece, Katherine Royer. She was predeceased by her parents, and 2 brothers, Philip and Richard John Royer. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, September 3, 2016 from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. with a memorial service to follow at 11:00 A.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA with Pastor Harry Colegrove officiating. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/29/2016

 

MAX H. RUSSICK JR., 55, of Rush, PA passed away August 5, 2016 after a courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gherig’s disease) in the comfort of his home with his loving wife of 33 years, Karen Brown Russick, by his side. He was born in Sayre, PA on December 3, 1960, the son of Betty and late Max Russick, Sr.
He was an employee of Procter and Gamble, Mehoopany for 32 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing softball in his spare time. He took great pleasure in coaching Little League Baseball for his sons in Rush. He also enjoyed any type of family time, whether it was playing cards or just simply watching his granddaughters playing. Max is survived by his wife, Karen Russick of home; his two sons, Max Russick III (Bryna Donnelly) of East Greenville, PA and Matthew Russick of Rushville, PA, his daughter MaKaya (Tim) Williams of Springville, PA, and four granddaughters, Hailey, Mya, Morgan, and Maxanna Williams. He is also survived by his mother, Betty Russick of Tunkhannock, PA; four sisters, Darlene (Dick) Salsman, Meshoppen, PA, Gaylene Mowry (Mike Park), Retta, PA, Penny (Kevin) Stockholm, Elk Lake, PA, and Dixie Russick of Utah; sister-in-laws Connie (Dave) Lippner, Lakeland, FL, Diana (Ronnie) Schoonover, Meshoppen, PA, Laura Lee Baker, Wyalusing, PA, Mary Lou (Sam) Smith, Meshoppen, PA, and Becki Smith, Dallas, PA; brother-in-laws Alden (Virginia) Brown, Clapper Hill, PA, Tim (Sandy) Brown, Montrose, PA, Denny (Linda) Brown, Wylausing, PA. He has many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins that were all dear to his heart. Besides his father, he was preceded in death by his father/mother- in-law, Doris and Floyd Brown, Black Walnut, Pa, brother-in-laws Wilbert Brown, Gary Brown, David Baker, and George Smith, Clarence Williams, niece Brandi Johnson and nephew Ryan Salsman. Funeral services for Max will be held on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the Sheldon Funeral Homes, SR 6, Meshoppen, PA with Lay Minister Vickie Ellis of the South Auburn and Beaver Meadows Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Rush Center Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 from 5:00-8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Max’s name to the Rush Athletic Association, c/o Jen Ramey, 31 State Route 858, Lawton, PA. Thank you to our extended family Mary Pat, Helen, Amy, Kim, Jennifer, and Sarah from Hospice of the Sacred Heart. –Towanda Daily Review 8/8/2016

DELBERT R. ‘DEL’ RYDER SR., 65, of Muncy, died Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Del married his wife Dorothea M. (Clark) on March 2, 1975 and recently celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary. Born May 22, 1951 in Muncy, he was a son of the late Lem Leroy and Myrtle Beatrice (Rine) Ryder. Del worked as a farm hand for Seedy Hoffman Farm and later with Warren Fenstermaker. He was a volunteer with the Clarkstown Volunteer Fire Company at many events. Delbert enjoyed tractor shows and events, and was an avid bowler. He loved to watch western movies and liked to spend time with the grand-dogs. He cherished spending time with his grandson, Colton. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter; Joyce L. Ryder of Montoursville; two sons, Delbert R. Ryder, Jr. of Muncy and Jeffery L. (Lesley) Ryder of Great Lakes, IL; a grandson, Colton Ryder; two sisters, Gloria (Ronald) Hunter of Muncy Valley and Pearl Farrar of Picture Rocks; and two brothers, Garry (Nancy) Ryder of Hughesville and Doug (Marty) Ryder Sr. of Hughesville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister June Schmounder, a brother Larry Ryder, Sr., and two nephews. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, August 18 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, PA with Rev. Kimberly Rossi officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, at support.woundedwarriorproject.org, or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

DANIEL B. SAFFORD, 94 a retired teacher and long-time Waverly resident passed on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at his home with his family by his side. Born in Athens, PA to the late George and Grace (Shores) Safford. Daniel was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather; avid history and literature reader; dedicated teacher at Sayre HS (1960-1962), Tioga Central HS (1962-1964), and Waverly HS (1964-1988), where he taught English literature and directed the fall and spring plays. He was also a life-long theater actor, performing in road productions, summer theaters in Connecticut and Naples, NY, the Cider Mill Playhouse in Endicott, NY, and the hanger theater in Ithaca, NY, was a member of the company of the Mark Twain Musical Drama in Elmira for several years, and had previously performed in and around the New York City area on stage and early television. Daniel graduated from Waverly HS in 1939, and attended the New York Academy of Dramatic arts from 1939-1940. He completed his education at Ithaca College in 1948 after serving in the United States Army from 1945-1946 as a medical corpsman and in Special Services. After a return to New York, Daniel was on the faculty/staff of Stevens College in Columbia, MO from 1953-1959. It was during this time that he married Virginia Johnston. Daniel was predeceased by his parents; his brothers, George and Bernard Safford; sister, Catherine Safford; and his loving wife of 62 years, Virginia; son-in-law, James Page. He is survived by his children, Gabriella (Lawrence) Albanese of Albion, NY, Dr. Susan(Michael Denison)Safford of Oxford, PA, Daniel, Jr. (Wanda) of Frederick, MS, Mrs. Pamela Page of Waverly, NY, and Geoffrey (Rev. Lisa) Kruse-Safford of Rockford, IL; grandchildren, Andrew, Sarah, Matthew, Daniel III, Jessica, Nathan, Zachary, Arianna, Jordan, Moriah, Rhiannon, Miriam; two great-grandchildren, Henry and Weston; and several nieces and nephews. There will be a time of visitation on Monday, August 15, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. followed by services at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street in Waverly, NY with Rev. Dr. Dianne Bentley and Rev. Lisa Kruse-Safford officiating. There will be a brief committal service in Wysox, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Daniel’s name to the Stray Haven and Lourdes Hospice of Binghamton, NY. –Sayre Morning Times 8/12/2016

 

JOHN ARTLEY ‘JACK’ SCHNEIDER SR., age 84 of Muncy, died early Monday morning, August 15th, 2016 in the comfort of his home, with family members by his side. Born August 26th, 1931 in Wolf Township, Lycoming County, he was the son of the late Louis Edgar and Martha Marie (Laird) Schneider. He was predeceased by four older brothers. He was married November 6th, 1948 to Bethel (Jacobs) Schneider for 63 years, they resided in Muncy. Bethel predeceased him in death. He retired from Sprout Waldron as a machinist. Jack is survived by three children; Michael Schneider, Mark (Betsy) Schneider, Sandra (Todd) Arthur all of Muncy; twelve grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He was predeceased by two children, John Schneider Jr. and Cynthia Rood. Jack was an avid outdoorsman. He was a lifetime member of the “Tri-Ten Hunting Club”. He was a devoted gunsmith and collector. He enjoyed a very active lifestyle. Jack was a man that was easy to love and shared great stories. His family and friends appreciated his enthusiasm for life. He is loved and respected by his family. He will be remembered as a devoted husband and loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. We would like to sincerely thank, the entire Craft Family (Rock Run Road, Sullivan County) for being a special part of our father’s extended family. He was extremely grateful for the Craft family’s kindness, hospitality and friendship. Arrangements are being handled by McCarty Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville. A memorial service will be held in the future at the convenience of the family. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

SEELY –JEAN S. ALVE, 92, of Spencer, died Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at Elderwood in Waverly, NY. She was born in Milford, Michigan on March 25, 1924, the daughter of Curtis and Agnes (Grist) Seely. She was predeceased by her husband, George W. Alve; grandsons, Carl Edward Alve, Jr., and James Douglas Alve; and brother, Miles Seely. Jean is survived by sons, Carl (Glenda) Alve, Spencer, and David Alve, Dallas, TX; 3 grandchildren, Hilary (Shane) Schilling, Spencer, Seth (Merrit) Alve, Dallas, TX, Chesley (Seth) Stoltz, Colorado Springs, CO; 7 great grandchildren, Danielle, Alex, Zoe, Ki, Shyla, Lucas, and Lane; step grandchildren, Kristy Arnold, and Wade VanZile; step great grandchildren, Kallysta, Amanda, Jade, and Hallie; brother, Neil Seely; nieces and nephews. Jean was a member of Faith Bible Chapel serving 34 years as pianist and in the Awana Ministry. She was a member of Finger Lake Finns and the Penny Promenaders Square Dance Club. Jean was Spencer Historian for 32 years. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, August 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm at Faith Bible Chapel in Spencer, NY. A private graveside service was held at La Row Cemetery in North Van Etten, NY. Memorials in Jean's name may be directed to Faith Bible Chapel. Arrangements are with Allen-Manzer Funeral Home, Spencer, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/29/2016

 

SEYMOUR –VINA IRENE CHAMBERLAIN, 87, of Montour Falls, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, July 30, 2016, with her family by her side. She was born in Greene, NY, on November 2, 1928, the daughter of the late Gaius and Florabelle Seymour. She graduated from high school in Greene. She was an extraordinary homemaker; and also worked with her husband at Chamberlain Realty, a family business, for many years. She was a member of the Odessa-Catharine United Methodist Church and Chat-A-While of Odessa. She was also involved in Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H, Zonta, and Western Squares. Vina was a reserved, sensitive, artistic woman, who loved her family well. She had a great sense of humor and a keen eye…Not much got past her! She lived a quiet, small town and country life, always caring for her family and her community with grace. Vina is survived by her children, Connie Maatta of Plymouth, NH, Blaine Chamberlain of Ithaca, William Chamberlain of Selbyville, DE, Greg Chamberlain of Horseheads; son-in-law, Jon Maatta; daughters-in-law, Judy Fitcha, Sharon VanOrd, and Damita Chamberlain; 10 grandchildren, Lee, Jennifer, Laurel, Kelly, Desiree, Dana, Alisha, Haley, Noelle and Charlotte; 6 great grandchildren, Jakob, Issac, Sarah, Lexi, Olivia and Adonis. She was predeceased by her husband Charles W. Chamberlain in 2005, her parents, two brothers and two sisters. A private interment will be held by the family in October at Laurel Hill Cemetery. Contributions may be made in her memory to CareFirst Hospice. Arrangements are under the direction of Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/7/2016

 

SHEETS –KATHRYN W. BROAM, 82, of Hughesville, died Sunday, August 7, 2016 at the Gatehouse. Born June 19, 1934 in Picture Rocks, she was a daughter of the late Clifton Roscoe and Edna May (Heath) Sheets. She married the late William L. Broam, who preceded her in death on February 15, 2003. Kathryn enjoyed flowers, reading, and spending time with family. She is survived by a daughter, Susan S. Broam of Hughesville; a son, David L. (Janet L.) Broam of Hughesville; and two sisters, Shirley Laidacker of Picture Rocks and Beverly Bitler of Muncy. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers; and two sisters. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, August 11 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Max L. Walters Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. –Funeralhome obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

HAROLD F. “PUNK” SONES, 71, of Moreland Twp. died Friday, July 15, 2016 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Born May 30, 1945 in Sonestown, he was a son of the late James Monroe Sr., and Emma Mae (Fritz) Sones. Harold married the former Barbara Ann Myers on May 8, 1965, recently celebrating 51 years of marriage. Early in his career, Harold was employed at J.K. Rishel and Montour Oil. Later, he owned and operated several businesses, including Harold F. Sones Plumbing and Heating, and Sones Brothers Excavating, now Sones Hauling Services. He was a member of Moreland Community Church, and a life member of both the Hughesville and Lairdsville Volunteer Fire Company’s. Harold enjoyed the outdoors, playing softball, hunting, and fishing. He enjoyed his antique cars and watching NASCAR. Harold enjoyed spending time with family, especially his five grandchildren. Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Michele L. (George) Burgett of Muncy, Marsha A. (Butch) Baer of Muncy; two brothers, James M. Jr., (Alfreda) Sones, of Hughesville, and Robert L. Sr., (Charlotte) Sones, of Muncy Valley; four grandchildren, Jeremiah A. Burgett, Matt T. Burgett, Crystal L. Baer, Jason L. Baer, and an extended granddaughter, Katurah Klein. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by four brothers, Carl "Gene" Sones, Marvin "Dick" Sones, Jackie "Jack" Sones, Donnie Sones; and three sisters, Beatrice “Sissy” Sperry, Marjorie "Toots" Steinruck, and Betty Houseknecht. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 19, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Col. Sam Astin and Pastor Jake Tanner co-officiating. Burial will follow in Moreland Lutheran Cemetery, Muncy. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brtozman

 

KENNETH B. SQUIER, 83, of Sugar Run died Monday, July 25, at the Williamsport Home. He is preceded in death by his wife of 48 years Eloise Sick Squier. He was born on Oct. 14, 1932 in Russell Hill, son of the late Walter and Martha Furman Squier.Kenneth is a veteran of the United States Army; he was based in Germany during the Korean War and after his honorable discharge he worked on his family dairy farm for many years. He was a member of the Mehoopany Baptist Church and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren that always put a smile on his face. He was preceded in death by his infant son, Mark Christopher; brother, Arthur Squier; and brother-in-law, Elwood Sick. He is survived by his son, Ron Squier of Millerton, Pa.; daughters, Jane and husband Steve Sweeley of Williamsport, Pa., Pat and husband Scott Spencer of Cottontown, Tenn.; and sister, Clara and husband Jerry Mattocks of Tunkhannock; brother and sister-in-law Harvey and Dianne Sick; grandchildren, Micah, Lance and Jared Sweeley, Bethany McLaughlin, Brooke Spencer, Bryn Walton; seven great-grandchildren and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday July 29, from the Mehoopany Baptist Church with Pastor Joe Billingsley. Interment with a veteran's service will be held in Vaugh Cemetery, Mehoopany. A gathering of friends and family will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Memorial contributions can be made to the Mehoopany Baptist Church, 4301 SR 87, Mehoopany, PA. Funeral arrangements are by Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc., 73 West Tioga St., Tunkhannock, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 7/28/2016

 

STANTON –VIRGINIA PAULINE (STANTON) HOUGH, 99, of Troy, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at the Bradford County Manor. She was the loving wife of Lynwood who passed away April 29, 1975. Virginia was born on Dec. 27, 1916 in Troy, Pa., daughter of the late S. Eugene Stanton and Matie (Marshall) Stanton Newell. She was a 1934 graduate of Troy High School and 1941 graduate of Mansfield Teachers College. Her teaching career took her from Sayre, Pa., to Sunbury, Pa., then back home to Troy Area School District where she taught at several of the elementary schools. It was said that the Granville Elementary building, where Twin Oaks Personal Care Home is today, was built especially for her. Virginia retired as lead teacher in 1975 after 34 years of service. Virginia was a life member of First Presbyterian Church of Troy and was their oldest member. She had several other memberships including First Presbyterian's Ladies Auxiliary, Troy American Legion Auxiliary, Troy Community Hospital Auxiliary, Troy Area School District Foundation, Thursday Study Club, Delta Kappa Gamma, Pennsylvania Retirement System, and Bradford County Heritage Association/Farm Museum. Virginia was a generous supporter of many non-profit organizations. Virginia is survived by cousins, Dr. Donald (Jane) Stanton, Sheryl (Bill) Angove, Edmund "Stub" (Angie) Stanton, Dawne (Bill) Nock, Steven (Kim) Stanton and William Card. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lynwood; her brother, Oliver Stanton; and her cousins, Edmund Eugene Stanton, William Thornton Card, Timothy Stanton and Craig Stanton; along with her closest friend, Mildred Wright. Family and friends are welcome to call from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church 1030 West Main St., Troy, Pa. The memorial service to honor Virginia's life will be held at 11 a.m. following the visitation at the church on Tuesday, Aug. 2, with her pastor, Rev. Bill Bardo, officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of Virginia's family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 1093 West Main St., Troy, Pa. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Virginia's memory to the First Presbyterian Church, 1030 West Main St., Troy, PA or to the Troy Area School District Foundation, 68 Fenner Ave., Troy, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 7/29/2016

 

WILLIAM R. STEWART, 75, of St. Joseph, PA passed away, Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at his home. Born November 25, 1940 in Birchardville, PA, he was the son of the late Robert and Dorothy [Clink] Stewart. A 1958 graduate of Montrose High School, he retired from Syracuse Supply, a Caterpillar Distributor, after 39 years. He was a member of St. Brigid’s Parish, Friendsville, where he was an usher, and chaired the St Augustine Annual picnic. He was a Choconut Township Supervisor since 1999 and is the current President of Susquehanna County Association of Township Supervisors. During the 1970's he was involved with Susquehanna County Little League He enjoyed his grandchildren, his farm, John Deere tractors, deer hunting and working with his fellow workers at the Choconut Township. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Shirley [Cavanaugh] Stewart, a son, Dennis W. Stewart of Brackney, PA, grandchildren, Heather Stewart of Binghamton, NY, Melissa Branning of Brackney, PA, Tristan Stewart of Brackney, PA, a sister and brother-in-law, Shirley & Delmar O'Rourke of Birchardville, PA, brothers and sisters-in-law, Douglas & June Stewart of Potterville, PA, Wallace A. & Rosemary Stewart of Birchardville, PA, and Richard A. & Paulette Stewart of Birchardville, PA, a sister-in-law and spouse, Beverly & Sam Arnold of Montrose, PA two aunts, nieces and nephews. Services: Begin 9 AM Saturday at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Montrose, PA continuing with a Mass at 10:00 AM at St. Brigid's Parish, St Francis Xavier Church, Friendsville, PA. Visitation: 6:00-8:00 PM on Friday at the funeral home. Instead of flowers: please consider memorial contributions to either; Silver Lake Volunteer Fire Co. & Rescue, P.O Box 133, Brackney, PA St. Brigid's Parish, P.O Box 75, Friendsville, PA. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

SUDA –DOLORES E. FORMAN - On the evening of Sunday, July 24th, 2016, Dolores E. Forman, formerly of Plymouth, Pa., passed away at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in Towanda. She was 88 years of age. Born in Plymouth on October 10th, 1927, she was the daughter of Charles & Stella Suda, and wife of the late Jack Forman. She was a member of St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Plymouth, and was well known for having a special place in her heart for homeless animals. She is survived by her son John (& Maureen) Forman of Plymouth, daughter Joanne (& Mick) O’Hara of Canton and granddaughter Grace O’Hara. Services are private. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

ALVAH E. SULLIVAN, 81, of Old Lycoming Township, died on Aug. 26, 2016, at the Rose View Center. He was born Sept. 9, 1934, in Hillsgrove, a son of Norman L. and Margret S. (Boyles) Sullivan. Alvah was a Korean War veteran having served in the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing with his grandchildren. Surviving is his wife of 57 years, the former Beatrice J. Boatman; three daughters, Gloria (Tim) McDermott, of Williamsport, Debra (Tim Aunkst) Welliver, of Lewisburg and Linda (Mike) Rae, of Williamsport; son, Robert (April Hart), of South Williamsport; two brothers, Kenny (Lois), of Auburn, N.Y. and Ronald, of Wyalusing; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Barbours Cemetery. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette 8/29/2016

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

RONALD H. ‘RON’ TURNER, 85, of Narvon, died on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 at his daughter's home, while under the loving care of his family and hospice. He was born on Jan. 16, 1931 in New Albany, Pa. Ron was the son of the late Harold M. and Edna L. (Jackson) Turner. He was the husband of Joan M. (McWilliams) Turner, with whom he shared 58 years of marriage. Ron served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was a self-employed truck driver, who later worked for Shryrock Brothers of Downingtown. Ron was a member of the Gap VFW Post No. 7418 and the Honey Brook American Legion Wawassan Post No. 422. He enjoyed playing the guitar, but loved to be with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived, in addition to his wife, by a son, Ronald L. Turner of Gap; four daughters, Dawn L. Lipinski of Coatesville, Teresa L. Johnston of Parkesburg, Pamela E. Dalziel of Narvon and Shereen R. Conrad of East Earl; two brothers, Charles E. Turner of Towanda and Carson L. Turner of New Albany; and a sister, Rena Yost of Towanda. There are 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, at The Labs Funeral Home, Inc., 141 Pequea Ave., Honey Brook, with Pastor Raymond Leslie officiating. Interment will follow at the Pequea Baptist Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in the memory of Ron to the American Lung Association, 101 Good Drive, Suite No. 3, Lancaster, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 8/6/2016

VANDERPOOL –ROSE MARIE VANDERPOOL BUMP, 69, of 14 N. Main St., Towanda, Pa., passed away Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 at her home with her loved ones by her side following declining health. Rose was born in Towanda, Pa. on Dec. 15, 1946 the daughter of Henry and Ellen Bailey Vanderpool. Surviving are her children, Sheila Bump (Mike Davis) of Towanda, and Henry (Jennifer) Bailey Sr. of Monroeton; son-in-law, James Walters Sr. of Towanda; grandchildren, Timothy "TJ" Bailey, Yvonne West, Julie (Melvin) Bostwick, Nicholas Bailey, Zoe Bailey, Isaiah Bailey, Henry Bailey Jr., Amanda (Dante) Randolph, Walter Bump III, Brandon Bump, Ashley Kerr, Shannon Bump (Meagan Jennings), Desiree Bump, Samantha Walters and James Walters Jr.; several great-grandchildren; siblings, Benny and Mary Bailey of Oklahoma City, Okla., James and Wilma Bailey of Sayre, Dorothy Brown of Monroeton and David Bailey of Towanda; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and her best friends, Kathy Bailey and Al. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Walter Bump Sr. on Jan. 25, 2004; sons, Walter "Baldy" Bump Jr. on Oct. 15, 2000, and Shannon D. Bump on Nov. 30, 2006; brother, Sammy Bailey; and a sister, Charlotte Ackley on July 22, 2015. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review 8/23/2016

 

WELLS –BETTE C. HENSON, 84, of Waverly, N.Y., passed away peacefully on July 20, 2016. (She was born on June 19, 1932 in Champaign, Ill. She was the daughter of the late James and Gladys Bennett) Wells and sister to the late Robert Wells. Bette worked in Chicago on the famous Michigan Avenue as a window dresser for the Lerner Co. Soon after, she moved to Waverly where she met and married her beloved husband, the late James E. Henson Sr. Together they ran Henson's Moving and Storage until his death in 1982. She then sold the company to Mayflower Moving and Storage and continued to work for them until she retired. Bette was a huge Yankees fan, never missing a game on TV. She was a member of the Shepard Hills Country Club Women's Auxiliary. She was very active, always out walking, doing her water aerobics, volunteering at the Robert Packer Hospital, and just social butterfly who had many friends, young and old. Everyone loved Bette! She is survived by her three children: son James E. Henson Jr. of Orlando, Fla., and his family, wife Gretchen, daughter Taylor and grandson Cade; daughter Jody K. Owen of Colorado Springs, Colo., and her husband Ed; and daughter Jill A. Henson, who provided much love and daily support throughout her illness and final years. The family would like to thank special friends Dick and Donna Casterline for their 40-plus years of friendship, love and support. They would also like to thank the staff and friends at Elizabeth Church Manor for the care and support. On Monday, July 25, 2016, family and friends will gather from 6-7 p.m., followed by a celebration of life service at 7 p.m., to be held at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice. –Sayre Morning Times 7/23/2016

 

GEORGE HENRY WESLEY III, 62 of Wilkes Barre PA, passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 in the presence of his fiancée, Diana Carpenter. George was born June 21, 1954 in Clarks Summit, PA to George H. Wesley Jr and Merle Bullock Wesley of Factoryville, PA. George was preceded in death by his father, George H Wesley Jr and daughter Jennifer A. Wesley. Surviving are his mother Merle Wesley, fiancée Diana Carpenter, son James Cain Wesley & his wife Christie Wesley, sister, Teri Wesley, brothers: Clinton Wesley and Dean Wesley, grandson Wyatt Snedecker, granddaughter Lillian Elizabeth Miraglia, great grandson, Drake Snedecker and the mother of his children, Cynthia Telesk-Robinson. Funeral service will be private and at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock on Friday July 22, 2016 from 4 to 7 p.m. Interment at Evergreen-Woodlawn Cemetery. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

GARY E. ‘BEAR’ WHITMORE - 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....Gary E. "Bear" Whitmore, 66, of Nichols, N.Y., passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2016. Gary was born on March 6, 1950 in Endicott, a son of the late LaVerne and Myra (Lupold) Whitmore. He was a graduate of Owego Free Academy and proudly served his country with the U.S. Army. Gary was a member of the Local Carpenters Union for many years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and NASCAR. His greatest pleasure was seeing that his children also had the love of hunting and spending time outdoors as he did. Gary will be greatly missed by his sons and daughters-in-law Gary and Nicole Whitmore, Lonni and Samantha Whitmore; his daughters Jamie Whitmore and Breeze Whitmore; six grandchildren; his sister Verna Miller; brothers Myron "Butch" (Shirley) Whitmore, Paul "Skip" (Diane) Whitmore, Ronnie Whitmore; a sister-in-law, Liz Whitmore; several nieces, nephews, cousins and their families also survive. Gary was greeted and welcomed into heaven by his parents; brothers John Whitmore and Terry Whitmore; and a sister-in-law Gloria Whitmore. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories on Sunday, July 31 from 2-4 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A memorial service and celebration of Bear's life will follow at 4 p.m. with Pastor Loretta Perry officiating. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Waterman Conservation Education Center, 403 Hilton Road, Apalachin, NY in loving memory of Gary E. "Bear" Whitmore. –Sayre Morning Times 7/23/2016

 

WILCOX –MARJORIE JEAN RENZO, 80, of Troy, Pa., a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, July 31, 2016 with her beloved family at her side. Born on Sept. 20, 1935 in Troy, Marjorie was a daughter of the late Francis and Lulu (Coakley) Wilcox. She married James D. Renzo on Sept. 22, 1956. They shared nearly 60 years together and were blessed with four children, nine grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Surviving is her loving and devoted husband, James; a daughter, Kathleen (Michael) Ayers; a son, Joseph (Bernita) Renzo; grandchildren, Laurel, Darlene, Jeremy, Amea, Nicholas, Jared, Bobbi Jo, Tony and Maria; brother, John (Sheila) Wilcox; two sisters, Joyce (Jim) Malony and Teresa Wells; as well as 21 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Marjorie was predeceased by her beloved sons, John Martin Renzo and Jeffery Allen Renzo; her twin sister, Margaret Vandergrift; sister, Betty Stranger; and a sister-in-law and two brothers-in-law, Rosie Daley, Martin Renzo and Frank Renzo. Private services to celebrate a beautiful life will be held at a later date. Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Drive, Canton is assisting with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 8/2/2016


WILLIAMS –DORIS MILDRED WILLIAMS FRISBIE, 91, formerly of Waverly, NY and Sayre, PA passed away on July 17, 2016 at 12:30am at the Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center, Athens, PA following an extended illness. She was born on May 7, 1925 in Sayre, PA the daughter of the late Bill and Lucinda Burlingame Williams. Doris graduated in 1944 from Waverly and was employed with IBM as an Inspector until 1987; for 13 years. She enjoyed riding motorcycles with her husband in her younger years. In her later years she enjoyed taking her grandchildren camping and on road trips and spending time with family and friends. She could often be found at places like McDonalds with her friends to have breakfast and coffee. She is predeceased by her husband Clarence “Peanut” Frisbie, her sisters: Veda Hendershot and Josephine Smith, her brother Frank Williams, her granddaughter, Kandi Jo Frisbie, and her great grandson Sebastian Hunter Shaver. Doris is survived by her son, Gary and Bonnie Frisbie of Shipshewana, IN; her grandchildren Jeremy and Liza Frisbie of Waverly, NY and her great grandchildren: Tyler and Tiffany Frisbie, Caleb and Desire’e Shaver and her great-great grandchild, Harmony Frisbie; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; her special friend Cindy Frisbie and those special ones at Athens Health and Rehab who took such good care of her. A memorial service will be announced soon. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

LEONARD L. YAUDES was born November 12, 1930 in Charleston Township, Wellsboro, PA to Romaine and Chloe (Jacobs) Yaudes. He passed away July 25, 2016. He is survived by his beloved nieces and nephews, including: Bob (Maddy) Bartlett of Mansfield, PA, Henry (Betty) Bartlett of Covington, PA, O. Richard Bartlett of Hughesville, PA, Dorland Hanford of Williamsport, PA; Sheila Bucher of Robensonia, PA; Debra McDowell of Sligo, PA; Paula (David) Nees of Whitewater, WI; Jeffrey Reynolds of Mansfield, PA; Janet (Scott) Ackerman of Elmira, NY; Cynthia Yaudes of Bloomington, IN; sister-in-law, Nancy Yaudes of Williamsport, PA; and many great nieces and nephews, including: Mallory Nees of Chicago, IL; Laura Ackerman of Buffalo, NY; and Samantha Ackerman of Wahiawa, HI. He was so very proud of all of them and loved them dearly. Leonard had many wonderful friends, including special friends, John Root of Pine City, NY and Cindy Haigh of Elmira, NY. Leonard was the youngest of ten children and was raised on a farm in Charleston Township. He loved returning to visit the area of his boyhood home, visiting relatives and enjoying the countryside. He graduated from Charleston School in 1948 and served with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers during the Korean Conflict 1951-1954 in the 20th Engineer Brigade near La Rochelle, France. This experience gave him the opportunity to travel widely in Europe and he especially loved his visits to Austria, Germany and France. He graduated from Mansfield State Teacher's College (Mansfield University) in 1958, and taught briefly in Chicago, IL before returning to teach Junior High School History courses in the Elmira City School District. He went on to receive two advanced degrees from Elmira College in 1963 and studied Guidance at SUNY-Albany, graduating in 1969. He returned to serve as a Senior High Counselor at Elmira City Schools for 22 years, retiring in 1990. Len was a former member of the Whitneyville United Methodist Church and the First Presbyterian Church of Elmira where he served as an elder and was a long time member of the mission committee, spearheading their donation drives to area food pantries. Leonard's life experiences truly shaped the generous, personable, gentleman that he was. Having grown up on a farm, he loved nature and animals; he was particularly proud of his beautiful home and garden on W. Water St. His time abroad led to his love of travel and adventure; his education led to his lifelong love of learning; he was an avid reader and encouraged countless students to pursue their dreams. He was a great supporter of the Arts, and enjoyed classical music and theatre. Leonard truly loved life and had a wonderful, fun sense of humor and made friends wherever he went, whether traveling to Cape Cod, or Florida or across the countryside on a solo camping trip. Even though he battled heart disease, cancer and finally dementia, Len was always upbeat, pleasant and happy to sit and chat. Although dementia derailed his travels and his world became smaller, as he would rather sit and reflect; he would still welcome you with a big smile and want to know what was new with you. Friends and family are invited to a celebration of Leonard's life at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at First Presbyterian Church, 1054 West Clinton Street in Elmira, with a Memorial Service to be held following at 12:00 (noon), led by the Rev. Dr. Betsy Crimmins. In lieu of flowers, guests are asked to bring a donation of a canned good or non-perishable item to contribute to the Food Pantry. Len's cremation and service are being handled by Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. of Elmira, NY. Donations may be made in Leonard's memory to the First Presbyterian Church of Elmira or by supporting the Arts or Education. Thanks to Brookdale Senior Living of Vestal, NY, Woodbrook Assisted Living, the Chemung County Nursing Facility and Wilson Memorial Hospital (UHS) for their compassionate care in Leonard's final years and days. Please cherish and treasure your memories of Leonard as he would have wanted; as it was his many wonderful friends that he cherished the most. "Think where man's glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was that I had such friends." (W. B. Yeats). –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/17/2016

 

ZULKOSKY –KATE T. COLLER age 44, passed away Monday, August 22, 2016, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, after a courageous 2-year battle with cervical cancer. Kate was born in Sayre PA, a daughter of Sheila Hart Zulkosky and the late John Zulkosky, Jr. Kate is also predeceased by her husband Donald P. Coller. In addition to her mother, Kate is survived by her beloved daughters, Anna M. and Lucy M. Coller; siblings, and their families, Margaret A. and Mark Agan of Chagrin Falls OH, and children, Kate, John and Rebekah; Andrew J. and Kristen Zulkosky of Landisville PA, and their daughters, Danielle and Lindsey; Ruth Z. Rutledge of Lansdale PA with Robert Mortimer, and her sons, Henry and Theodore; Patricia J. and Vincent DeSisti of Sayre PA, and their children, Emily, Sam and Andrea; Stephen J. Zulkosky and wife Emily Keyes of Durham NC and their daughter Eliza; mother-in-law and father-in-law Sarah and Paul Coller of Columbia PA; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Paula and Tim McAdoo of Landisville PA and daughters, Amanda and Morgan; along with many dear aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends. Kate was a graduate of Sayre High School and earned her Bachelor's Degree, in Education, from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She was a Physical Education teacher at the Alternative School for Math and Science in Corning. Her career enabled her to combine her passions of personal fitness and educating others. First and foremost Kate was a loving mother to her two beautiful daughters. She was an outdoor enthusiast--a runner, cyclist, and triathlete. With her daughters Kate enjoyed time on Keuka Lake, walks at Tanglewood and along the Chemung River as well as annual trips to Ocean City, MD. Prior to teaching in Corning, Kate worked at CIDS in Elmira and was a La Leche League leader for several years. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira on Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 12:15 p.m. Those wishing may remember Kate with a donation to either La Leche League of Chemung Valley, 11 Woodlawn Drive, Big Flats NY or SPCA, Route 352, Elmira NY. Donations to an educational fund for her daughters will also be available, please contact the family for information. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/24/2016

 

 

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?. –ADA ‘JEAN’ CORBIN, 80, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 with her family by her side. Born in Windham Center, Pa., Jean was the oldest of 11 children. Moving from Potterville, Pa., to Boca Raton, Fla., in 1966, Jean worked her way up from a keypunch operator to a branch office and systems manager and had many other roles along the way. Retiring from IBM with 27 years of service, the Corbins moved to Okeechobee, Fla., in 1992 where Jean worked for Walpole and her husband, George drove a truck for Goodbread Ranches. Jean was a devoted wife to George D. Corbin for 62 years and a loving mother of four to Bill Corbin, Mark Corbin (deceased), Debbie Galvin and Sheila Johnson. Jean was also survived by her loving son-in-laws, Tim and Steve. Jean was most proud to be "Mimi" to two beautiful grandsons, Douglas and Patrick. Jean will truly be missed. Known to many as a wonderful cook, a devoted sister, a fun-loving friend, and an aunt to many nieces and nephews. In lieu of any flowers, please make any memorial donations to: Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. 4th St., Okeechobee, FL. –Towanda Daily Review 8/12/2016

 

?. –NORMA E. PHILHOWER, 90, of Edmond, Okla., formerly of Durell, Pa., and Hackettstown, N.J., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 with her loving family by her side. She was born on Oct. 19, 1925 in Elizabeth, N.J. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister and friend.Norma is survived by her daughter, Sandra (Harry) Corby of Victor, Mont.; sons, Daniel (Dawn) Philhower of Windham Township, Pa., James (Tammy) Philhower of Edmond, Okla.; brother, Don (Jen) Schwanda of Hackettstown, N.J.; her beloved cousin, Ruth (Bob) Best of Hackettstown, N.J.; grandchildren, Shawn (Michele) Baran of Frenchtown, N.J., Harry Corby Jr. of Victor, Mont., Jennifer (Corby Mercer) Corby of Sisters, Ore., Daniel (Arianne Allen) Philhower Jr. of Ulster, Pa., Andrew (Amy) Philhower of Nichols, N.Y., Macayla Philhower of Windham Township, Pa., Kristin Philhower of Austin, Texas, Kelsey (Parker) Swiggart of Edmond, Okla.; as well as nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.In addition to her parents, Norma was predeceased by her husband, Charles; sister, Brenda Zurine; and her furry companion, Maggie.A private memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at the Wysox Cemetery, next to the Wysox Presbyterian Church, 22953 Route 187, Wysox, PA 18854. Immediately following will be a luncheon at the Windham Township Volunteer Fire Company, 39158 Route 187, Rome, Pa., Windham Township, for anyone who would like to attend to celebrate her life. –Towanda Daily Review 7/6/2016




 
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