Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Clippings, Obituary,  & Scrapbook Section
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
Home Guide Disclaimer Copyright MORE Clippings Joyce New & Search
Tioga County Newspaper Abstracts Chemung County Newspaper Abstracts Obituaries By Cemetery
Joyce's Search Tip - February 2010 
Do You Know that you can search just the 700 pages of Clippings and Scrapbooks on the site by using the Clippings button in the Partitioned search engine on the Current What's New Page
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using the three county-level Obits by Cemetery buttons. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 
AMIG, Doris J. - Doris J. Warriner, 88, a resident of Wellsboro, PA, passed away on May 22, 2014 at the Green Home in Wellsboro. She was the wife of the late Harry B. Warriner, who preceded her in death on October 17th, 2006. Doris was born in York, PA, July 23, 1925, the daughter of the late Philip Henry and Sarah Elizabeth (Glaze) Amig. On March 17th, 1945, Harry and Doris were married at the 1st United Methodist Church, in Wellsboro, PA. Doris was a homemaker who devoted her time as a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who selflessly loved and cared for her family. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro, PA. Doris is survived by two sons, Larry Warriner (Pamela) of Mansfield, PA, Harland "Rick" Warriner (Marla) of Shinglehouse, PA; eight grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and many cousins in York, PA. Doris is preceded in death by her parents, Philip Amig and Sarah Pifer; husband, Harry; her son, Philip J. Warriner; and daughter, Paula McChesney. Friends and family are invited to Doris' Life Celebration, Tuesday, May 27th, from 1-3 p.m. and Committal Service to follow at 3 p.m. at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home", 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA. Lay Pastor Sherri Butters will be officiating. – Wellsboro Gazette, May 28, 2014

ANASTASIO, Sam Joseph - Sam Joseph Anastasio, age 72, of Millerton, PA, died Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Sam was born January 25, 1942 in Reading, PA, a son of Joseph and Josephine (Albert) Anastasio. He celebrated a 26th wedding anniversary with his wife, Sherri (Matz) Anastasio on September 4, 2013. Sam was an electrical engineer for Lucent Technology (Bell Labs) in Reading, PA and after his retirement, worked as a computer service technician. He served in the Army Reserves. Sam is survived by his wife, Sherri; her siblings and additional family and friends. He is also survived by his beloved canine companion, Heidi. At Sam's request, there will be no services. Memorial donations may be made to the local Animal Shelter in his memory. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. – Wellsboro Gazette, August 20, 2014

ANDERSON, William Paul - William Paul Anderson, 78, of Swansboro, N.C., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at his home.Born on Feb. 9, 1937, he was a son of the late William Robert and Geraldine Bailey Anderson. He taught history at Williamston Junior/Senior High Schools in the Pennsylvania school system for over 35 years and completed eight years of service in the Naval Reserve.Surviving are his wife, Jeanne Anderson, formerly Jeanne Andrews of Millerton; three daughters, Debra Glover, Cathleen Warble, Colleen Anderson; a son, Billy Anderson; sister, Margaret Rose; five grandchildren, Richie Morgan, Brian Morgan, Erin Morgan, Stephen Morgan, Elizabeth Warble; and two great-grandchildren, Ryder Morgan and Taylor Morgan. In loving memory of grandson, Joey Glover. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Charles Anderson and Butch Anderson.A memorial service will be at 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 21, at Silver Creek Free Will Baptist Church on Pellitier Loop Road. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2 until 4 p.m., at the church. – Wellsboro Gazette, September 17, 2014

BABUS, Ronald -  Ronald "Ronnie" L. Babus, age 53, of Mansfield, PA, died on Monday, June 16, 2014 in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Born on February 21, 1961 in Dover, NJ, Ronnie was the son of Stephen Robert and Phyllis (Moore) Babus of Chester, NJ. He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara (Wisniewski) Babus.  Ronnie had been employed as a heavy equipment operator for Inter County Paving, Local 825. He was an avid modified race car driver, motor cycle rider and stand-up comedian. Ronnie also enjoyed hunting and fishing. In addition to his parents, Stephen and Phyllis Babus, Ronnie is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ronald and Kerri Babus, Jr. of Matamoras, PA, Benjamin Babus of Hopatcong, NJ; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Stephen Robert and Jeannette Babus, Jr. of Port Orange, FL, Dale Thieleman of Chester, NJ; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Phyllis and Nicholas Reno of Little Egg Harbor, NJ and Darlene Turner of Chester, NJ. Services will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 South Main St., Mansfield, PA – Buckheit Funeral Home obit

BACON, Daniel - Daniel F. Bacon, age 64, of Wellsboro, PA, died Monday, June 2, 2014 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was born July 11, 1949 in Wellsboro, PA, a son of Roy and Lillian (Nichols) Bacon. Daniel was married to Michele (McQuinn) Bacon. He was employed at Dietrich's Milk Plant for 38 years. Daniel attended God's Family Fellowship Church, enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, fishing, gardening, and taking rides in his truck to watch wildlife. Daniel is survived by his wife, Michele; 2 sons, Daniel F. Bacon II of Wellsboro, PA, Thomas Bacon of Canton, PA; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Colleen and James Cherwinski of Wellsboro, PA, Debrah and William Bacon of Jersey Shore, PA, Amy and Joel Molloy of Westfield, PA; 3 grandchildren, Samara, Kaleb and Kendra; 3 brothers and a sister-in-law, Norman and Carol Bacon of Little Marsh, PA, Roy Bacon of Keeneyville, PA, Raymond Bacon of TN, as well as extended family. Daniel was predeceased by brothers, Bill and Lloyd Bacon, and sisters, Ruth, Laura Mae and Lewella. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 11:00 A.M. to noon at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow at Noon at the funeral chapel with Pastor Joe Wagner officiating. In lieu of flowers please bring a dish to pass to Woodland Park, Wellsboro, PA after the services. – Buckheit Funeral Home obit

OK - BAILEY, Doris - Doris B. Hayden of Panton, Vt. died on Friday, May 9, 2014, of heart failure at age 94. She was born on Sept. 15, 1919, in Mansfield, daughter of Sadie Mabel (Bowen) and Dwight Hoard Bailey. Doris attended Mansfield State College and Northwestern University, receiving a BA in occupational therapy, and Penn State University, receiving an MA in college guidance. She worked as a special ed teacher and advocate for children with special needs. She married Joseph L. Hayden in June 1941 and resided in Pennsylvania until moving to Panton, Vt. in 1986. She worked until about 2004 at the Bixby Memorial Library and maintained a business caning chairs and teaching caning until recently. She was an inspiration to her family and friends, always maintaining a positive approach to life. Her gardens were greatly appreciated by all.Doris is survived by four children, Joseph (and Ruth) Hayden of Elizabethtown, Ky., Cheryl Hayden of Shirley, Mass., Lucinda (and Randy) Luckenbill of Wellsboro, and Anita (Teena) Hayden, of Panton, Vt. She had five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, Shane Hayden of Kentucky, Chenoa McMillan of Dauphin County, Pa., Naomi and Danika Shinn of South Philadelphia, Sara Heatley of Liberty, Sofia Luckenbill of Bethlehem; and one great-great-grandchild. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Joseph Hayden, in 2000. They had been married for 58 years.A memorial service will be held at the Vergennes Congregational Church at a time to be scheduled, presided over by the Rev. Gary Lewis. Interment of her ashes will be in Mansfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the Addison County Home Health and Hospice or the Vergennes Rescue Squad. – Wellsboro Gazette, May 21, 2014

BANKER, Karen -  Karen A. Lundy, 58, of Mansfield, died on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, in Wellsboro. Karen was born March 1, 1956, in Wellsboro, the daughter of Edward R. and Katherine (Lucy) Wilson Banker. She attended the Valley Christian Church in Westfield where she was involved in Women's Ministries, as well as the choir. Karen was a nurse's aide for several health care facilities, in the area. Surviving in addition to her parents; are her son, Jason A. Lundy (Abbey) of Springfield, Mo.; daughter, Amber M. Lundy of Morris Run; seven grandchildren, Destiny Rose Wilson, Nathan Edward Wilson of Wellsboro, Eian Robert Stewart-Wilson of Morris Run, Abbygail Ray Ann Wilson of Wellsboro, Breylynn Marie Wilson Rinebold Spencer of Mainesburg, Leeland James Rinebold of Morris Run, and Zachery of Springfield, Mo.Friends and family are invited to Karen's Life Celebration on Friday, Sept. 5, from 10 to 11 a.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Memorial service will follow at 11 a.m., with her son, Jason A. Lundy officiating. – Wellsboro Gazette, September 3, 2014

BANEY, Penny M. - Penny M. Van Order, 55, of Westfield, passed away at home, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Blossburg, April 20, 1959, Penny was the daughter of the late Helen (Housel) Sherman and John Charles Baney. She was the wife of Steve Van Order, whom she married on Sept. 19, 1999. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School. Penny was employed by Summit Condos, Panama City Beach, Fla., as a housekeeper. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Melanie Baney of Wellsboro, Heather Baney of Elkland; grandson, Tanner Clemons; and her sister, Bonnie Conner (John), Coudersport. Friends and family are invited to Penny's Life Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10 to 11 a.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Memorial service will follow at 11 a.m., with Pastor John Mann officiating. – Wellsboro Gazette, September 10, 2014

BARR, James – James Barr, age 71, of Mainesburg, PA, died Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA. James was born April 28, 1943 in Abington, PA, a son of William and Virginia (Miller) Barr. James celebrated his 31st wedding anniversary with his wife, Shay Kerns-Barr, on June 4th. He was a self-employed automobile mechanic before he retired. James was a member of H.O.G.; Lost Dutchman Mining Assoc.; enjoyed riding his Harley, and gold prospecting. James is survived by his wife, Shay; a son, Michael Barr of Sellersville, PA; 6 daughters, Brenda Barr-Moyer, Virginia Barr-Lutz, and Lisa Barr, Billie Jo (Plank) Johnson of Kansas City, MO, Megan (Roe) Strawbridge, Dubois PA, and Heather Hawk of Wellsboro, PA ; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and Millie Barr of North Wales, PA, William and Lorraine Barr of Woxall, PA, John and Christine Barr of Marrietta, PA; 16 grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, and a sister, Joan Nelson. A motorcycle ride will take place in honor of James Barr. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and monuments, Inc. is assisting the family with arrangements. – Wellsboro Gazette, September 10, 2014

BEER, Charles - Charles (Charlie) Beer, Jr., of Lawrenceville, born on Jan. 6, 1934, in DuBois, to Charles and Amy (Christian) Beer, went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 after a lengthy illness. He worked in the Engineering Department of Ingersoll Rand in Painted Post, N.Y., for 34 years and at Ingersoll Rand in Davidson, N.C., retiring there after six years. He is survived by his loving wife, Joann (Kitchen) Beer.They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Feb. 25 of this year. Charles is also survived by two sons, Charles III (Debbie) Beer of Caton, N.Y., Donald (Tricia) Beer of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; a daughter, Debbie (Roger) Hills of Lawrenceville; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was a long time member of the East Lindley Baptist Church in Lindley, N.Y. where he served on the Deacon's Board, as a Trustee, Sunday School teacher, Vacation Bible School teacher and treasurer. Charles enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling. His main love was his family. He liked spending time at their summer home in Cross Fork. A memorial service will be held at the East Lindley Baptist Church, Tannery Creek Road, Lindley, N.Y. on Thursday, April 24, at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions may be given to East Lindley Baptist Church, 10039 Tannery Creek Road, Corning, N.Y., 14830 or Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, Pa. 18848. Arrangements are entrusted to Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, April 22, 2014

BELL, Trudy D. - Trudy D. Medina, age 57, of Knoxville, PA, passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014, at her home.  Born Oct. 9, 1956 in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of Ellsmere V. and Shirley [Campbell] Bell. A memorial service will be held at the Elkland Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses on Sunday, June 8th, at 3:00 p.m. with Brother Richard Funk officiating. – Wellsboro Gazette, June 4, 2014

 BESHORE, Ronald Charles - Ronald Charles Beshore, 66, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 29, 2014, surrounded by his family in his Wellsboro, Pennsylvania mountain home. Ron married Mary Jo Garman in August, 1969. They shared 48 wonderful years of love and adventure. Ron was born in Harrisburg on June 18, 1948, the son of Richard Beshore and the late Janet Diffenderfer Beshore. Ron graduated from Cedar Cliff High School in Camp Hill, PA and was co-captain of the football team. He went on to play football at Lock Haven University where he graduated with a degree in Health and Physical Education. Ron was involved in sports his entire life as a player, coach, teacher, and Certified Athletic Trainer. He taught health, physical education, and sports medicine for 33 years in the West Shore School District at Red Land High School and Allen Middle School. He coached football at Allen Junior High and Cedar Cliff High School and then was involved in all sports as athletic trainer at Red Land for 20 years. He was a mentor and role model for many students and athletes. Ron enjoyed following and watching sports of all kinds, but especially small college football. He also enjoyed biking, hiking, skiing and many other outdoor activities. He loved being with family, especially the grandkids, and friends. His boundless energy also kept him busy with fitness, home improvements, travel, and working on projects in his woodshop. Ron was well known for his unique and infectious laugh and enjoyed laughing with family and friends. In addition to his wife and father, Ron is survived by his brother, Rick, and his partner, Rick Currie of Brooklyn, NY, his son, Mark of Eldora, Colorado, his daughter and son-in-law, Alyssa and Sean Burrows of Shippensburg, and grandchildren, River and Teagan Burrows. A Celebration of Life Party will be held in several weeks. Please check the pennlive.com website for details. Memorial contributions in Ron's memory can be made to the Lock Haven University Football Foundation, Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center, 10 Susquehanna Ave., Lock Haven, PA 17745, or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. – Wellsboro Gazette, September 3, 2014

BRION, Lt. Col. Leonard - Lt. Col. Leonard L. Brion (Len), USAF (ret), of Carlisle, passed away at Harrisburg Hospital on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. He was born Oct. 24, 1921, in Liberty, to the late Van A. and Lillian Ostrom Brion and celebrated 68 years of marriage in 2014 to Margaret Frazier Brion (Peg), also of Liberty. Len, 92, a graduate of Lock Haven State Teachers College, ea rned his wings in the United States Army Air Corps during World War ll. He served a 34 year career as a decorated United States Air Force pilot which included World War ll, the Berlin Airlift, the Viet Nam War and the Cold War. Len earned extensive honors including the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Clusters. He was also a member of the Liberty Evangelical Lutheran Church. In addition to his wife, Len is survived by his children, Nan Brion-Gingery of Germany, Larry Brion (Alison) of Connecticut, Suzanne Anduze (Neal) of Washington. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Laura Brion of Rhode Island, Julia Brion (Michael Strange) of Connecticut, Meredith Brion of California, Nathan Anduze of Washington, Brion Anduze of Washington; a great grandchild, Sylvia; and nephew, Terry Brion (Pat) of Oklahoma. Lt Col Brion (ret) will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery at a future date. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to "The Welcome Home Initiative" at www.byhiswoundsministry.org located in Virginia Beach, Va., a program for combat veterans, administered by the Revered Nigel Mumford, or to a program of your choice. Arrangements are being handled by the Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 501 N. Baltimore Ave., Mt. Holly Springs. -  Wellsboro Gazette, August 13, 2014

BLACKWELL, Nicholas J. - Nicholas J. Blackwell, 32, of Erie, formerly of Oregon Hill, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014 in Erie. Nicholas was born in Heidelberg, Germany on Jan. 9, 1982, to Kurtis and Brenda Phelps Blackwell. Surviving in addition to his parents of Oregon Hill are a brother, Brandon and his wife Jami Blackwell, of Wellsboro; maternal grandparents, Robert and Jane Phelps of Morris; paternal grandmother, June Blackwell of Morris; nieces and nephews, Whitney, Willow, Logan and Layton. He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Glenn Blackwell. A memorial service will be held for friends and family at 5 p.m., Thursday, April 17, at Oregon Hill Grace Chapel with the Rev. Jeffery Rush officiating.- Wellsboro Gazette, April 19, 2014

BOCKUS, Daryl A. - Daryl A. Bockus, 82, of Watsontown and formerly of Wellsboro passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014, at the Watsontown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.He was born Jan. 1, 1932, in Wellsboro, a son of Alfred and Nora Ann (Cavanaugh) Bockus. Daryl was the husband of the former Wanda E. Roosa with whom he shared 60 years of marriage. He was an United States Army veteran and served during the Korean War. Daryl was a truck driver for Dietrich Milk Plant for over 20 years. He owned and operated the family dairy farm in Delmar Township.Surviving besides his wife, Wanda are a son, Steven D. (Rachael) Bockus of Melbourne, Fla.; five daughters, Connie R. (Rick) Mounts of Muncy, Linda K. (David) Westbrook of Laporte, Patricia A. (William) Anderegg of Wellsboro, Gale J. (Frank) Geyer of Morris, Sherry L. (Greg) Blackwell of Morris; 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; a sister, Wanda Kennedy of Wellsboro. He was predeceased by two brothers, Lyle and Mike Bockus.Family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Disabled Veterans of America VAROIC, P.O. Box 42938, Wissahickon & Manheim Sts., Philadelphia, Pa. 19101Relative and friends are invited to Daryl's Life Celebration service at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 28, at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd. "A Life Celebration Home" 139 Main St., Wellsboro, with Pastor Bruce Kennedy officiating. A visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. – Wellsboro Gazette, May 28, 2014

BOGACZYK, Anthony - Anthony D. "Tony" Bogaczyk, 46, of Blossburg, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.Born in Blossburg on July 22, 1968, he was the son of Vincent and Sandra Bennett Bogaczyk. Both parents preceded him in death. Tony married the former Sherry Knapp, who survives.He was employed by Shell Appalachian as a well tender.Surviving in addition to his wife, Sherry of Blossburg, are sons, Quintin Williams and his wife Jessica of Blossburg, Ryan Bogaczyk of Blossburg; granddaughters, Hailey Williams, Khole Williams; brothers, John Bogaczyk of Morris Run, Michael Bogaczyk of Arnot, Vincent Bogaczyk of Mansfield; also by his nieces and nephews.Private family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg -  Wellsboro Gazette, August 20, 2014

BOOTH, Isabel - Isabel Cheyney, 93, of Blossburg, PA died May 21, 2014 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro. Born in Boothwyn, PA on May 12, 1921, Isabel Marie was the daughter of George and Viola (Fritz) Booth. She married Edwin Cheney on August 12, 1938. They shared 47 years together and were blessed with five children. Edwin passed away on November 28, 1985. Family and home came first in Isabel's life. She will be remembered as a caring wife, mother and grandmother. Isabel was a member of the Blossburg United Methodist Church and their former Alpha Circle. She enjoyed times shared with family, knitting and puzzles. Surviving are three children, Sharon (Mickey) Levandoski of Mansfield, Lollie (Dan) Short and Edwin Jr. (Linda) Cheyney all of Covington; nine grandchildren and several great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by two daughters, Marlene Bubacz, Patricia Johnson and a grandson, Michael "Mikey" Levandoski. Calling hours will be 1 - 3 p.m. Saturday, at Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St. Blossburg. Pastor Michele Somerville will officiate the funeral and committal services at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial to the Blossburg U.M. Church, 108 N. Williamson Rd. Blossburg, PA 16912. – Wellsboro Gazette, May 28, 2014

BORDEN Richard L. Borden age 57, of Millerton, PA died Thursday, December 30, 2010 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. Richard was born on May 2, 1953 in Wellsboro, PA, a son of Harland and Elizabeth (Sheerer) Borden. He was the husband of Susan A. (Kress) Woodard Borden and would have celebrated their 19th anniversary on July 25th. Richard had been employed by Anchor Glass for 38 years as a fork lift operator. He attended the Millerton Wesleyan Church and enjoyed motorcycle riding, hunting, fishing, Endless Mountain, Mansfield Chapter at Coxs Harley-Davidson, and Dressers Assoc. for touring bikes.  Richard is survived by his wife, Susan; two sons, William Borden of Tioga, PA, Richard Michael (Cory Nederfield) Borden of Middlebury Center, PA, his mother, Elizabeth Borden of Wellsboro, PA, step son Larry Woodard Jr. of Elmira, NY, a step daughter, Karen Pierce of Caton, NY; three grandchildren, Mariah Raine Borden, Nicole Pierce, and Cameron Pierce; a sister and brother-in-law, Nedra and Gary Loomis of Mansfield, PA, and sister, Michele Smith of Elmira, NY. He was preceded in death by his father, Harland, and his siblings, Donald, LuVerne, and Corine.  Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, January 2, 2011 from 3 to 6 PM at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will immediately follow the viewing at 6 PM at the funeral home with Pastor Laurie Greenlaw officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701, or the Millerton Wesleyan Church, Millerton, PA    Star Gazette - December 31, 2010

BRAZDA, Charles M. - Charles M. "Chuck" Brazda, 80, of Blossburg, passed away Tuesday May 13, 2014 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born in Blossburg on February 10, 1934, he was the son of Dr. Daniel and Gladys Munro Brazda. Chuck married Shirley VanAuken June 23, 1962, she survives. He was well known as a Mac tool salesman for 20 plus years; he then worked for Napa Auto Parts. In Chuck's younger years he enjoyed hunting and fishing; he lived and breathed his many friends in Blossburg and the surrounding communities; he took pleasure in traveling Blossburg on his electric scooter. Above all he was proud of and loved his family. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Blossburg, Blossburg Firemen's and Ambulance Association for 61 years, and Masonic Lodge no. 350 Blossburg for 56 years. Surviving in addition to his wife of 51 years, Shirley of Blossburg, are his daughters; Christina (Terry) Levandoski and their son Charlie of Tampa FL., Cynthia (Michael) Garau of Louisville, KY, and Catherine (David) Martin and their sons Jakob and Austin of Knoxville, TN. Also are nephews and nieces; Steven McNamara, Elmira, NY, Elizabeth McNamara, Lutz, FL, Melissa (Rob) Johnson, Hector, NY, Mary McNamara ,NY, Frank (Shelly) Relja, OK, and, Lydia(William) Bond, MO. A sister-in-law Charlotte Relja, OK also survives. He was preceded in death by a sister Elizabeth McNamara. Friends will be received Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church; Blossburg from 1 p.m. -3 p.m. Services will follow at 3 p.m. with Rev. Michel Somerville officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, PO Box 17, Blossburg, PA 16912 or to Blossburg Ambulance and Fire Association, PO Box 2, Blossburg, PA 16912. Arrangements are under the care of Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg. – Wellsboro Gazette, May 21, 2014

CALABRO, Angela - Angela C. Pansero, of Gaines, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at her home, on her 107th birthday. Born July 19, 1907 in Fassato Reggio Calabria, Italy, she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Maria Calabro. Angela was married to Santo Pansero, who preceded her in death. She was a homemaker, a very devoted member of St. Bibiana's Catholic Church in Galeton, and a member of the St. Bibiana's Catholic Women's League. She greatly enjoyed gardening, canning, crocheting, sewing, and spending time with her family. Mrs. Pansero will be missed by all those that had the privilege of knowing her. Surviving are four daughters, Antoinette "Toni" (William) Haner, Big Flats, N.Y.; Mary (Clint) Campbell, Galeton; Frances DeStevens, Gaines; Virginia Pansero, Horseheads, N.Y.; ten grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and family across the world. In addition to her parents and husband, Angela was predeceased by two brothers, Francesco and Dominique; three sisters, Caterina, Carmela, and Leandra; and a son-in-law, Carmen "Peanuts" DeStevens. Friends called on Monday, July 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Galeton, and on Tuesday, July 22, from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Bibiana's Catholic Church in Galeton with a Mass of Christian Burial following at 11 a.m. The Rev. Joseph Dougherty was the Celebrant. Burial was in West Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bibiana's Catholic Church. -  Wellsboro Gazette, July 30, 2014
CARL, Roseanna M. - Roseanna M. (Carl) Moyer, 63, of Wag Ave., Knoxville, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, on Tuesday, June 3, from 4 to 6 p.m., where funeral services will be held following visitation at 6 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Abundant Life Fellowship Church, Knoxville, Pa. –Wellsboro Gazette, June 4, 2014

CLEVELAND, Michael Ernest - Michael Ernest Cleveland, 67, of Sciota, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Mike was born June 9, 1947, in Wellsboro, to Frances (Chamberlain) Anderson and Ellis Cleveland. A viewing was held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 22, and again from 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 23, at the William H. Clark Funeral Home, 1003 Main St., Stroudsburg. The funeral service was held at noon on Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Robin Fisher officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: TOALC (The Older Adult Learning Center), 55 Smith St., East Stroudsburg Pa. 18301. – Wellsboro Gazette, August 27, 2014

COOVER, Ronald Eugene - Ronald Eugene Coover, 71, of Elkland, passed away on Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014, at Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro. Born Oct. 9, 1942 in Elkland, he was the son of the late Raymond Coover and Inez (VanHorn) Daily. Ron enjoyed playing softball, golf and was a member of the Elkland Moose Lodge. He is survived by his children, Anita Mead, Eldred, Pa.; Ronnie Jean Ortiz and her husband, Gabriel Ribon, Bonaire, Ga.; Alice Coover, Warner Robins, Ga.; 14 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; two brothers, Raymond (Erika) L. Coover, Horseheads, N.Y.; Gary (Lisa) Coover, Nelson; a sister, Anne (Gene) VanGorden, Ulysses; and other extended family. Ron was preceded in death by two daughters, Sherry Mead and Tracy Davis and a son, Mickey Charles Coover. A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home. - Wellsboro Gazette, April 24, 2014

CUTSAVAGE, Louise - Louise "Hooty" M. Bankes, age 80, of Westfield, PA, died on Monday, September 1, 2014 in The Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. Born on March 13, 1934 in Ringtown, PA, she was the daughter of Frank and Shirley (Bitting) Cutsavage. Hooty was predeceased by her husband, Adrian Bankes in 2005. Prior to her retirement, Hooty was employed as a coner for the Silk Mill. She was a member of the Shiloh Bible Church. She enjoyed collecting owls and watching television. Hooty is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and (Randy Fox) Brouse of Westfield, PA; a sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Tom Yacko of Catawissa, PA; two grandchildren, Erica and Jennifer Brouse and three great grandchildren, Kristyn, Brittney and Caitlynn. In keeping with Hooty's wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S.Main Street, Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.  - Wellsboro Gazette, September 3, 2014

DEWEY, Gordon Sr.- Gordon T. Dewey, Sr., 83, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at the Hospice House in Lecanto, Fla. Gordon was in the United States Air Force, worked at Westinghouse, G.E., Phillip Morris, and owned his own businesses. He was born March 26, 1931, in Charleston, to the late Merle and Edith Dewey. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Frances Dewey; two brothers, Marion Dewey of Wellsboro, Merle R. Dewey of Hampton, Va.; four children, Gordon (Chris) Dewey, Jr., Debra (Mark) Condon, Robert Dewey, Mark (Terri) Dewey, all of Syracuse, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Heather, Kaitlyn, Mark, Jr., and Jessica. There will be no services per Gordon's wishes. Contributions can be made to Hospice House, 3350 W. Audubon Park Path, Lecanto, Fla. 34461. -  Wellsboro Gazette, July 30, 2014

DETAR, Clarence - Clarence C. Detar Jr., 89, of Gaines, passed away on Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Broad Acres, Wellsboro. Born March 26, 1925, in Irwin, he was a son of the late Clarence C. and Dorothy (Steffy) Detar, Sr. Clarence was a veteran having served with the United States Army during World War II. He was married to the former Alice Greg, who preceded him in death. Clarence worked in an experimental lab at Corning Glass and co-owned the Deer Trail Restaurant in Gaines with his brother-in-law and sister-in law, George and Gladys Dietrich. He was also an avid coin collector, president of the Galeton Area School Board for 25 years, a Boy Scout Leader in Gaines, a member of the Galeton Masons, and greatly enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing. Clarence was a very active member of the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church in Gaines where he served as a trustee, the superintendent of the Sunday School, and sang in the choir. Surviving are a son, Clarence Wesley (Deb) Detar, of Mansfield; a daughter, Susan (John) Wilson of Gwynedd Valley; a brother, Donald Detar of Florida; a sister, Dorothy Stewart of Greensburg; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Tuesday, June 17, from 1 to 2 p.m., at the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church in Gaines. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m., with the Rev. William Lusk officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church, Gaines. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton. -  Wellsboro Gazette, June 16, 2014

DOUGLASS, Charles H. - Charles H. Douglass, 79, of Sabinsville, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro. Born Dec. 16, 1934 in Sabinsville, he was the son of the late James Carlton and Josephine (Tremain) Douglass. He married Bernita Butler.Charles served in the U.S. Army and was a lifelong dairy farmer. He was a member of the PA Farmers Association and served on the advisory council, a member of the Eastern Milk Producers and the Westfield United Methodist Church. He was an agent for the Grange Insurance, a forest fire warden and the Hector Township Supervisor.Charlie is survived by his wife, Bernita; his children, Ann (Kris) Ritter, North Bingham; Elizabeth (Kevin) Kulish, Sabinsville; James (Gretchen) Douglass, Sabinsville; six grandchildren, Samuel Ritter, Alex and Katherine Kulish, Sadie (Sean) Mack, Amanda Kemp and Sawyer Douglass; his sister, Mary Ann (Larry) VanDruff, Cazenovia, N.Y.; a brother, William (Irene) Douglass; many nieces, nephews and cousins.Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 West Main Street, Westfield on Wednesday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, 11 a.m. with Pastor Chris Freeman and Ed Heyler officiating. Burial will be in the Douglass /Redner Family Cemetery in Sabinsville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cowanesque FFA, 51 North Fork Road, Westfield, Pa. 16950. – Wellsboro Gazette, August 27, 2014

DUEL, Shirley - Shirley K. Hietala, age 80, of Wellsboro, PA, died Friday, June 20, 2014 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She was born January 2, 1934 in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, a daughter of Myrton and Matie (Tidyman) Duel. Shirley is survived by 2 sons; Ward Hietala (Mirjana) of Duluth MN, Charles Hietala (Debra) of St Petersburg Fl; a daughter, Robin Dudzik, of Wellsboro Pa; a brother, Dale Duel of Chicago Il; a sister, Janet Chandler of Colorado Springs Co; sisters in law, Pearl Duel of Phoenix Az, and M. Chris Duel of McHenry Il; 2 grandchildren, Jeff Hietala and Amy Hietala. She was predeceased by her husband, Kayo R Hietala; 2 brothers, Don Duel and Ward Duel. Shirley was a teacher and a social worker before her retirement. She was a member of the Niles Valley Methodist Church in PA, and the Holcombe United Methodist Church in WI. Before moving to PA, Shirley was very active in her community. She was always available to volunteer and received recognitions for her community involvement. She was an active member of the Lake Holcombe Lions Club. Shirley enjoyed yard work, gardening and sewing. A memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Lake Holcombe United Methodist Church, Lake Holcombe, WI. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lake Holcombe Lions Club, c/o Diana Bayerl, Sec'y., 28694 264th St., Holcombe, WI 54745. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa is assisting the family. – Buckheit Funeral Home obit

ELDER, Keith - Kieth "Kit" M. Edler, age 69, of Liberty, PA, died on Monday, August 11, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born on September 7, 1944 in Williamsport, PA, he was the son of Ray and Vivian (Roles) Edler. Kit is survived by his wife, Jeanne (Guillaume) Edler with whom he celebrated a 50th wedding anniversary on April 3, 2014. For approximately 50 years he was a heavy equipment operator for various construction companies, including Servidone Construction and Nestlerode Construction Co. Kit had an appreciation of the outdoors and nature and enjoyed spending time hunting and fishing with his family, especially his grandchildren. In addition to his wife, Jeanne, Kit is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Jeannine and Alex Schepers of Reading, PA, Rene and Ted Lee of Liberty, PA, Denise and Michael Harris of Liberty, PA; one son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Annette Edler of Belgrade, Montana; 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Kit was predeceased by a brother, Terry Edler. Family and friends are invited to a life celebration for Kit on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at his daughter, Denise's home at 377 Landis Lane, Liberty, PA from 10:00 A.M. to Noon with a service at Noon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Three Springs Ministries, "Horse Barn Project", 874 Linck Hill Road, Morris, PA 16938. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. – Wellsboro Gazette, August 13, 2014

EVERETT, Calvert L. - Calvert L. Everett, 78, of Tioga, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014.He was the husband of Anna Mae Everett whom he married on Dec. 31, 1963. Calvert was born on March 8, 1936, in Jackson Township, the son of the late Morgan and Mildred Everett.In Calvert's lifetime, he pursued many careers. He was a veteran of the United States Army, a union mason and carpenter, a self-employed contractor, owner of Everett's sales and service Arctic Cat dealership, and a state building inspector for the Department of General Services.Calvert is survived by his loving wife, Anna Mae of Tioga; seven sons and four daughters-in-law and one daughter and son-in-law, Scott and Lois Wood, Bart and Kim Wood, Patrick Everett, Annette and Steve Cobb, Christopher Everett, Matt and Chandra Everett, Mark Everett , Matt and Kelly Beatty; 17 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Decker, Lynn and Lyle Everett; sisters, Marcella, Marlea and Marletta. Calvert was predeceased by his brother, Alan.All family and friends are invited to Calvert's Life Celebration. A picnic in his memory will be held on Sunday, July 6, at Mark Everett's home, 1161 Park Hill Road, Tioga. – Wellsboro Gazette, July 2, 2014

FULLER, Patricia - Patricia A. Emmick, 72, of Wellsboro, died on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. She was born on Feb. 13, 1942, in Blossburg, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Marie (Costley) Fuller and Leon and Agnes Root. She was the wife of the late Guy W. Emmick who died on Sept. 29, 1993. Patricia is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Lyn Moyer of Wellsboro; two daughters and son-in-law, Barbara and David Noll of Jonestown; Bille Jo Clapp of Wellsboro; brother and sister-in-law, Lawrence and Bobbie Fuller of Alabama; sister and brother-in-law, Sandy and Dan Donaldson of New Jersey; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 11 a.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, with the Rev. David Blowers officiating. -  Wellsboro Gazette, August 20, 2014

GRAFF, Judy D. – Judy D. Bruce, 68, of Elkland., passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2014. Born March 6, 1946, in Osceola, she was the daughter of the late William and Edith [Moyer] Graff. A memorial service was held at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland on Saturday, May 31, at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. – Wellsboro Gazette, May 28, 2014

GILES, Darron M. - Darron M. Giles, age 29, of Mansfield, PA, died Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Williamsport Hospital. Darron was born August 15, 1985 in Towanda, PA, a son of Wilson "Bill" Giles III and Barbara Miller. He was employed by Costy's Energy Services. Darron was an avid fan of baseball, snowboarding, and enjoyed the outdoors and camping surrounded by his friends. Darron is survived by his mother, Barbara (Clay Everitt) Miller of Mansfield; his father, Bill Giles of Mansfield; paternal grandmother, Sharon (Jim) Giles of Elizabethtown, PA; paternal grandfather, Delos (Tressa) Giles of Mansfield; a sister, Jennifer Lynn (Kyle) Mise of Mansfield; half-brothers, Wilson Giles IV and Sean Giles both of Mansfield; 2 half-sisters, Kristal and Montana Giles of Mansfield; former step-parents, Kelly Leidy Carson and Earl Wood of Mansfield; numerous aunts, uncles, friends, nieces and a nephew. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, August 25, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at the funeral chapel with Rev. Paul Alexander officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Buckheit Funeral Chapel to assist with expenses. – Wellsboro Gazette, August 27, 2014

HAMMOND, Kay - A Memorial Celebration will be held for Kay Cary, 82, of Lawrenceville, who died on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Leo and Stella Hammond of Lindley, N.Y. The service will be held Sunday, June 1 at 4 p.m., at the Calvary United Methodist Church on Franklin St. in Lawrenceville. Pastor Sandy Brant will officiate. Family and friends are invited. -  Wellsboro Gazette, May 21, 2014
PP - HARLAND S. BORDEN Harland S. Borden, 55, of Mansfield, died Tuesday, March 21, 1972, at his home, following an extended illness. He was born Jan. 3, 1917, in Crooked Creek, a son of Luvere and Alice Lyon Borden. He was formerly employed as a body and fender repairman at Costy's Garage, Covington. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth; three sons, Richard, at home, Luvere, of Canton, and Donald, of Cheyenne, Wyo.; three daughters, Mrs. Corinne Warren and Mrs. Michele Burgess, both of Covington, and Miss Nedra Borden, at home; his mother, of Wellsboro; two brothers, Lyle Borden, of Wellsboro, and Donald Borden, of Corning, NY.; a sister, Mrs. Mavis Losinger, of Wellsboro, and nine grandchildren. The funeral was held on Friday at Shaw and Robena's, 18 North Main Street. Burial was in Mansfield. The Rev. Kermit Clickner, pastor of the Church of Christ, Covington, officiated

HEATWOLE, John Jay - John Jay Heatwole (1927-2014) John Heatwole, 87, of Wellsboro, passed on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at Virginia Baptist Hospital in Lynchburg, Va. Born Jan. 14, 1927, he was the son of Howard Russell and Gertrude (Simmers) Heatwole. John married Phyllis (Maynard) and they shared 60 years together until she passed April 22, 2005, and then married Ellen (Epperson) in 2008. He was a retired employee of Corning Glass Works, Wellsboro plant. John had a passion for gardening. He was a faithful member of Jehovah's Witnesses for many years. He is survived by his wife, Ellen; four step-children, Darlene, Jeffrey, Joel, Jamey; sons, Howard (Mary) Heatwole of Wellsboro; Dennis (Ellen) Heatwole of Asheboro, N.C.; daughters, Teresa (Ronald) Sherman of Mansfield; Pamela Snowburg of Horseheads N.Y.; Karen (Cloyed) Fleming of Bloomsburg, Cheryl (Warren) Copenhaver of Lansdale; 22 grandchildren and 26 great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by daughters, Suzanne and Trudy. He is survived by one sister, Shirley Alexander. The memorial service will be at the Rustburg Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses at 1291 Bear Creek Road, Rustburg, Va. on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 4 p.m. Arrangements are by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, 317 W. Main St., Bedford, Va. 540-586-7360. – Wellsboro Gazette, September 3, 2014

HINES, Harry W. - Harry W. Hines, 82, of Wellsboro, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Harry was born July 4, 1931, in Norwood, a son of Walter Thomas and Violet May (Spoerl) Hines. He was the husband of Barbara E. (Prall) Hines. Harry had his own auto body and PA State Inspection garage before his retirement; was a member of the Woodlyn Volunteer Fire Department for 23 years and a member of the Wellsboro Fire Department Auxiliary. He enjoyed helping others, music, riding motorcycles and especially teaching his children and grandchildren. Harry is survived by his wife, Barbara; children, Kim (Paul) Gentile of Downington, Kelli (Scott) Kincaid of Westtown, N.Y., Darren (Angel) Wilson of Mansfield, Jason (Elizabeth) Hines of Wellsboro, Lenae (Wayne) Doty of Wellsboro, Harry "Butch" Hines, Jr. of Baltimore, Md., Vicki (Kevin) Fulmer of Pottstown; 19 grandchildren, Jacqueline, Zachery, Ashley, William, Aaliyah, Mia, Cora, Alexandra, Ronon, Grace, Jeremiah, Jorden, Makayla, Ariana, Jeanie, Ryan, Robin, Kylie, Desiree; one great-grandson, Jayden; and a sister, Adda Gontarz of Lawrenceville. Harry was predeceased by two sisters and five brothers. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, April 16, from 1 to 3 p.m., at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m., at the funeral chapel with Pastor Ron Hagy officiating.- Wellsboro Gazette, April 14, 2014

HOWLAND, Wilma - Wilma (Howland) Conaway Gleason Reese Harrison, 96 formerly of Lawrenceville, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at the Green Home in Wellsboro. Born December 21, 1916, in Lawrence Township, she was the daughter of the late Lewell and Ella (Mack) Howland. She resided in the Lawrenceville area all her life and was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville. Wilma had a very positive outlook on life, laughed easily, was always either singing or whistling, had many friends, and loved angels. She was also known for her sewing skills, quilting, and apple pies. Wilma is survived by her sons, Sidney Conaway, David Gleason, Theodore Gleason; a daughter, Louella Gleason Hext; stepchildren, H. Arden Harrison and Carol Harrison. She is also survived by many grandchildren, step-grandchildren, great- grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Jonathan W. Gleason and step-daughter Toletha Reese Howe. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Building Fund at the Calvary United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville, PA; Parkinson's Disease Foundation; or a charity of your choice . A special thank you to the staff at the Green Home in Wellsboro for the wonderful, compassionate care they gave to our Mother, and to the Kenyon Funeral Home for the kind and caring services they provided. To send an online condolence visit www.kenyonfuneralhome.com. A "celebration of life" memorial service will be held April 27 at 3 p.m., at Calvary United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville. A reception will follow in the Friendship Center. - Wellsboro Gazette, April 19, 2014

HOUSEL, Joseph Charles – Joseph "Joe" Charles Housel, 46, of Wellsboro, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.Visitation will be Thursday, Aug. 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Community Chapel Church of Wellsboro, 69 West Avenue, Wellsboro. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. at the church. A graveside service will be held at West Hill Cemetery, Galeton, on Friday, Aug. 15, at 1 p.m. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, is assisting the family. – Wellsboro Gazette, August 6, 2014

HUNT, Winifred H. - Winifred H. Seamans, 100, of Jackson Street, Wellsboro, died on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at Valley View Nursing Center in Montoursville. She was the wife of the late Perry E. Seamans who preceded her in death, Nov. 7, 2005. Winifred was born Sept. 26, 1913, in Westfield, the daughter of the late Norman and Ada (Blakely) Hunt. She was a graduate of Harrison Valley High School, Class of 1930. Winifred graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College, with a BS in Education in 1934. She taught in Harrison Valley for three years and Wellsboro School District for 20 years. Winifred was a member of Wellsboro United Methodist Church. In addition she was a member of B.P.W., Wellsboro, Delta Kappa Gamma and retired teachers association, Potter-Tioga County Chapters. She was a volunteer driver for North Penn Comprehensive Health Services and a volunteer for Special Olympics. Winnie was a quiet, special lady with great wisdom. She inspired her family with her kindness, love, gentle soul and generous spirit. She was greatly loved and will be greatly missed. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Bruce Fowler of Montoursville; four grandchildren, Krista (Robert) Archibald, Perry Seamans, Matthew (Michelle) Fowler, Ashley (Lee) Citarella; three great-grandchildren, Gregory and Andrew Archibald, Clara Fowler; daughter-in-law, Janice Seamans of Minneapolis, Minn.; and several nieces and nephews. Winifred was preceded in death by her sons, Lloyd H., Gordon P. and Harold C. Seamans. Private family services will be held at Mills Cemetery, Mills. Local arrangements are by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, ""A Life Celebration Home,"" 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Memorials may be made in Winifred's name to Harrison Township Community Library, 105 E. Main St., Harrison Valley, Pa. 16927 or Wellsboro United Methodist Church, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901 – Wellsboro Gazette, July 2, 2014

HUNTER, Charles - Charles E. Hunter, age 82, of Morris, PA, died on Monday, August 11, 2014 in The Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. Born on November 9, 1931 in Minnesota, Charles was the son of Harlan and Beryl Hunter Bernamann. Prior to his retirement, Charles was a butcher and self-employed gun smith. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing.  Charles is survived by a brother, Robert Hunter (Darlene) of Cross Fork, PA, a sister, Linda Banks of Northfield, MN, two sons, Rusty of Jacksonville Beach, FL, and Scott (Sharon) of Etters, PA, a daughter, Teresa Olson (Bob) of Woodbridge, VA, 3 granddaughters, 4 great grandchildren, and long-time companion, Maryann Levindusky.  Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. – Wellsboro Gazette, August 13, 2014

HUNTER, Thomas R. - Thomas R. Hunter, 64, of Knoxville, died Sunday, June 29, 2014, in the Bath VA Medical Center, Bath, N.Y. Born July 12, 1949, in Detroit, Mich., he was the son of Victor and Marie Mechen Hunter. A Vietnam War Veteran, he served honorably with the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1970. On Aug. 16, 2008, in Moore Hollow, Hector Township, he married Marilyn Hess, who survives. A graduate of Elkhart University, he owned and operated dental ceramic laboratories in Michigan. A self-employed carpenter, he worked on construction in Florida for many years. Tom was a member of the VFW and Moose in Florida. Surviving, besides his wife, Marilyn, are three sons, Matthew (April) Hunter, Michael (Sharon) Hunter, and Ryan Hunter, all of Sarasota, Fla.; two granddaughters; two brothers, Joseph (Jan) Hunter and David (Debbie) Hunter, both of Detroit, Mich.; three step-children, Mark (Kim) Fay, Potter Brook; Debora (Ron Wendus) McCullen, Potter Brook; Barett VanSchaick, Lawrenceville; and five step-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Robert Hunter. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 26, in Riverview Cemetery, Potter Brook. Rev. Duane Burdick will officiate. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Tioga County Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to any animal sanctuary. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ulysses – Wellsboro Gazette, July 2, 2014

JOHNSTON, John Edward - John Edward Johnston, 52, of Morris, died unexpectedly on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at his home. John was born Oct. 5, 1961, in Wellsboro, a son of Thomas Merton and Beverley M. (Teed) Johnston. He was married to Shelly (Litzelman) Johnston. John was a self-employed truck driver. He enjoyed watching his children play sports and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, cutting firewood, making hay and keeping himself busy tinkering around the family farm and renovating the family homestead. John is survived by his wife, Shelly; three children, Melissa Johnston of Maine,Thomas Johnston of Morris, Katie Johnston of Morris; his father, Thomas Merton Johnston; three brothers and sister-in-law, Dalton (Roberta) Johnston, James (Barb Tom) Johnston, William (Lisa Gardner) Johnston; and two sisters, Gloria (Randy Hurd) Merrick, Carol (Dennis) Mast. John was predeceased by his mother, Beverley M. Johnston in 2012. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, July 23, from 4 to 6 p.m., at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. A memorial service will follow at 6 p.m., at the funeral chapel with Tracey Harer officiating – Wellsboro Gazette, July 23, 2014

KECK, Rosa Mae - Rosa Mae Keck Shaw, 87, of Gatesville, N.C., passed away peacefully, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. Mrs. Shaw was born Sept. 26, 1926, in Wellsboro, and was the daughter of the late Harold and Florence Pope Keck. She was a resident of Virginia Beach, Va. for 40 years and then of Gatesville, N.C., where she lived the past 25 years. Prior to her marrying and caring for her seven children she worked as a nurse during World War II, and was later employed with the Virginia Beach School System for 17 years. An active participant in her community, she was a member of the Gates County Quilting Group and had led an active life tending to her orchard and garden until just recently. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Tracy Shaw, in 2012; her daughter, Linda; two sons, Blair and Bruce; a sister, Elsie; and a brother, Alan. Surviving are her sons, Barry, Barney, and Brian Shaw; a daughter, Katherine Johnson; a sister, Connie; a brother, Harold; and five half-brothers and sisters; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend who will be dearly missed for her wit, energy, and words of wisdom. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 5 p.m., in the chapel of Miller Funeral Home, 304 Main St., Gatesville, N.C. Friends may join the family in the funeral home from 4 p.m., until time for services -  Wellsboro Gazette, August 6, 2014

KEELER, Terry Lee - Terry Lee Keeler, 62, of Wellsboro, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus, on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Terry was born in Sellersville, on Nov. 14, 1951. He graduated from Souderton High School in 1969. He served two years in 1-W service in Sarasota, Fla., where he met his wife, Ava. Terry was married to Ava Beachy on Nov. 10, 1973. They were married 40 years. Terry worked as a self-employed general contractor for over 25 years. He enjoyed fishing, watching the Philadelphia Phillies and the Williamsport Crosscutters baseball and spending time with family. He especially delighted in his seven grandchildren. Terry is survived by his wife, Ava; son, Jason (Elizabeth) Keeler; daughter, Barbara (Jacob) West, all of Wellsboro; son, Nathan (Cindy) Keeler, son Darrin (fiancé, Emilie Dalavai of Telford) Keeler, all of Perkasie; and brother, Timothy (Teresa) Keeler of Telford. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Lucas Keeler, Micah Keeler, Ethan West, Jennie West, Lauren West, Hannah West, and Noelle Keeler. Terry was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Thelma Keeler of Telford. Visitation will be held at Carleton Funeral Home, Wellsboro, on Sunday, Sept. 14, from 2 to 5 p.m. and at Wellsboro Bible Church on Monday, Sept. 15, from 9 to 10 a.m. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 15 at Wellsboro Bible Church. Pastor T. J. Freeman of Wellsboro Bible Church will be officiating. Burial will immediately follow the memorial service. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Carleton Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to rettsyndrome.org (in honor of granddaughter Hannah) or Mennonite Central Committee. – Wellsboro Gazette, September 10, 2014

OK - KLINE, Kathryn - Kathryn Dyck, who taught voice at Mansfield University from 1967-1987, died on Monday, June 2, 2014, at Wilson Hospital in Johnson City, N.Y. At Mansfield, she conducted the Festival Chorus and taught many students how to perform and appreciate choral and vocal music. She specialized in teaching vocal diction in many languages and also gave numerous vocal recitals and sang and acted in musicals and plays. Kathryn was born in Kutztown, on Oct. 21, 1921, the only child of Lulu (Humbert) Kline and Daniel S. Kline. She graduated from Kutztown State Teacher's College in 1943, Westminster Choir College (Princeton, N.J.) in 1947, and received a master's in English Literature from the University of Pennsylvania in 1964. She became a youth minister and choir director for the Evangelical and Reformed Church, and took part in the ecumenical movement, including the founding of the World Council of Churches in Amsterdam in 1948. In 1949, she married Henry Dyck, of Manitoba, Canada. With her husband, she taught at Bemidji State College in Minnesota, moving to Mansfield with her family in 1967. Kathryn directed church choirs for many years in Minnesota and at the First Baptist Church in Mansfield. After her retirement, she was a major presence in her grandchildren's lives and enjoyed gardening, travel, and research on the Commedia del'Arte, the tradition which produced such diverse genres as comic opera and Punch and Judy puppet shows. For the last 11 years she has lived on an organic farm near Bainbridge, N.Y. She is survived by a son, John Dyck of Herndon, Va.; two daughters, Kathy Mellander of Moose, Wy., Elizabeth Dyck of Bainbridge, NY; her son-in-law, Edwin Mellander and daughter-in-law, Beth Hardesty; five grandchildren, Karl Mellander, Sarah Bierhaus, Daniel Hardesty-Dyck, Nathan Hardesty-Dyck, and Will Hardesty-Dyck; and one great-grandchild, Helen Bierhaus. Her husband, Henry, died in 1973. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., on Saturday, June 14, at the First Baptist Church in Mansfield. – Wellsboro Gazette, June 11, 2014

KRAUSE, Samuel- Samuel (Sam) Krause, 89, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 13, 2014. He was born on July 23, 1924, to Bertha and Samuel Krause. Sam always had a ready smile and twinkle in his eye. Sam belonged to the Grange and the Masons for over 50 years. He was an active member of Salem Lutheran Church. Sam was married to Marie for over 50 years prior to her death in 2003. He is survived by his daughter, Susan (Joseph) Button of Raleigh, N.C.; his son, Jay (Kelly Darnell) of Lakeland Fla.; and two grandchildren Megan (Matthew) Johnson of Hickory N.C., Garrett Button of Raleigh N.C. His son, Lee Krause of Liberty and sisters, Joyce Edwards of Arnot, Bernice Abbott, of Port Charlotte Fla., and Bea Shearer, ofHorseheads, N.Y., preceded him in death. Friends will be received at the Salem-St. Paul Lutheran Church on Saturday, June 7, from 10 until 11 a.m. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Richard Adams officiating. Sam's family suggests that any memorials are made to Salem Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 132, Liberty, Pa. 16930. Arrangements are under the direction of Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg.- Wellsboro Gazette, April 15, 2014

LEWIS, Leah - Leah D. Kreger, 45, of Wellsboro, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Jan. 31, 1969, in Coatesville, she was a daughter of Libby S. Lewis of Galeton and John A. Terry, III. Leah was a 1987 graduate of Galeton High School. On May 10, 2003 she married Leonard E. Kreger of Wellsboro, who survives. Leah worked at Truck-Lite in Wellsboro for 27 years. She was a member of St. Bibiana's Catholic Church in Galeton and enjoyed flea markets, sewing, crafts, camping, amusement parks, road trips and her cats. Leah was a kind, easy-going, and fun person and will be greatly missed. Surviving in addition to her husband, Leonard Kreger and her mother, Libby Lewis, are a daughter, Paige N. Kreger of Westfield; a brother, Michael T. (Candy McNeely) Lewis of Westfield; and a nephew, Alec M. Lewis. Leah was predeceased by her maternal grandmother, Flora H. Clendenin. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Galeton, on Sunday, Aug. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m., and on Monday, Aug. 18, from 10 to 11 a.m., with funeral services following at 11 a.m. The Rev. Canon Gregory P. Hinton will officiate. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the  American Cancer Society or to the Animal Care Sanctuary in Wellsboro -  Wellsboro Gazette, August 20, 2014

MARLATT, Francis P. - Francis P. Marlatt, 78, of Osceola, passed away on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at the Green Home in Wellsboro. Born Dec. 5, 1935, in Osceola, he was the son of the late Sheldon "Spike" and Alice (Rarick) Marlatt. He served in the United States Army. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elkland Moose Lodge, 102 E. Main St., Elkland, Pa. 16920. To send an online condolence visit, www.kenyonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home. -  Wellsboro Gazette, September 17, 2014

MARSIGLIO, John - John S. Marsiglio of Elkland passed away July 19, 2014. Friends called at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland. Monday and Tuesday, where funeral services were held Tuesday. – Wellsboro Gazette, July 23, 2014

MATYLAS, Nancy - Nancy C. Matylas-Prutsman, of Troy, PA, passed away on June 29, 2014. Her passing was peaceful and without pain. Nancy was born on September 7, 1937 in Cuba, NY, the youngest of five sisters born to Eva Louise Pierce and William Carl Matylas. She attended Cuba Public High School and was graduated from Avon Park High School, Avon Park, FL. She attended the Davis Institute of Medical Technology in Miami, FL; Milton College, Milton, WI, and was graduated from Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. She completed graduate work at Florida Atlantic University at Boca Raton, FL and received a Reading Specialist Certification from Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA. She taught art education in Emory, GA schools and elementary education in the Broward County School system in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She chose to be an at home wife and mother and found satisfaction with that choice. She was very knowledgeable about flowers and herbs and had a successful mail order business in special culinary herbs. Well known for her flower gardens, she won numerous awards with her herbs and flowers. She served on the Troy Library Board and numerous church committees. During her college years she sang in college and university choral groups and continued her musical interests by becoming proficient with the guitar and singing in holiday cantatas. For many years she was a literacy volunteer. Nancy, (Wisnewandoga), was an active member of the Diahoga Paths Community of Native Americans, an affiliation which was especially meaningful for her. Survived by her husband of 53 years, Thomas D. Prutsman, of Troy, PA; 2 children, Eric D. Prutsman (Kimberly) of Tallahassee, FL, and Rebecca C. Wilber (Mark) of Columbia Cross Roads, PA. grandchildren; Michael, Jordan, and Steven Prutsman, Andrew, Mattea, Isaac, Maryah, Mishala and Sanna Wilber; sisters, Evelyn Shoots of Henrietta, NY and Lois Gilbert of Mobile, AL; and 12 nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Marilyn Paull (Phillip) of Ft. Atkinson, WI, and Eileen Bartell (Robert)Merrill C. Swank, 93, of Galeton, passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport. Born July 6, 1920, in First Fork, he was a son of the late Percy and Ella (Caldwell) Swank. He was a veteran having served with the United States Army in the European Theater during World War II. He was married to the former Ruanna Wykoff who preceded him in death in 2012. Merrill worked at the Milk Production Plant in Middlebury Center for many years, retiring in 1986. After retiring he drove school buses for the Galeton School District. He greatly enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. Surviving are three sons, Philip Swank of Port Allegany, Robert (Sharon) Swank of St. Louis, Mo., James (Lela) Swank of Lebanon; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Percy Swank of Kentucky; a sister, AnnaBelle Cooper of Emporium; several nieces and nephews. Merrill was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Swank. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gale Hose Ambulance Association. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton. of San Antonio, TX. A memorial service for Nancy will be held at the Austinville Union Church, Austinville, PA on August 9th, 2014 starting at 10:00 A.M., conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Marple. A social gathering will follow the service. Those wishing to do so may remember Nancy by contributing to any of the following organizations: World Vision, P O Box 70224, Tacoma, WA 98481-0224; Family Life Network, P O Box 506, Bath, NY 14810; The American Cancer Society, East Central Division, P O Box 3125, Williamsport, PA 17701-0125; The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, P O Box 27106, New York, NY 10087-7106; or to the Nancy C. Matylas-Prutsman Scholarship Fund, Mansfield Foundation, Mansfield University, Attention: Mindy Engel, Mansfield, PA 16933. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.- Wellsboro Gazette, July 2, 2014

McCARTY, Joan - Joan M. JEFFRIES, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, 69, of Ulysses, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born Feb. 1, 1945, in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of Norman W. and Mildred R. Fitzgerald McCarty. On June 15, 1963, in Philadelphia, she married William Jeffries, IV, who survives. She was employed by I.U. #9 as a paraeducator working with special needs children. Surviving besides her husband, Bill, are, four children, William (Julie) Jeffries V, of Galeton, Charles Edward Jeffries of Bedminster, Donna Marie Estep of Woodhull, N.Y., Wendy (David) Burrous of Galeton; four grandchildren, Brett Michael Jeffries, Nathan William Jeffries, Marcus A. Todaro, Joshua Todaro; a sister, Cathleen (Michael) Moran of Suffolk, Va.; and two nephews, Matthew and Joseph. She was predeceased by her parents. There will be no public visitation or service. Memorials may be made to House of Care, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, Pa. 17822. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses. -  Wellsboro Gazette, September 17, 2014

MILLER, Ronald - Ronald C. Miller, husband, father, grandfather and friend, 81, of Covington, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014,at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. He was born Jan. 26, 1933, in Wellsboro, a son of Clarence and Elsie (Manning) Miller. Ronald graduated from Wellsboro High School in 1950 and Mansfield University in 1954. He furthered his education at Colby College, Tuft's University, Cornell and was certified at Bucknell to be a principal. Ronald was a 1st Lt. in the Army National Guard. Ronald served as principal at North Penn High School for seven years and taught physics and chemistry there for 31 years. He was a radio control model airplane flyer and builder, a stone mason, built fire places, was an avid hunter, fisherman, camper, and really enjoyed Canada. Ronald is survived by the love of his life, Anne, his wife of 57 years; a daughter and son-in-law, Cherry and Ted Wilson of Mansfield; a son, Ronald C. Miller II of Carlisle; three grandchildren, Chad Smith, Ronald C. Miller III, Jacob Miller; a great-granddaughter, Olivia Smith; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Frank and Robert Miller.In keeping with Ronald's wishes there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Animal Care Sanctuary, 11765 Rte. 6, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. is assisting the family -  Wellsboro Gazette, July 30, 2014

NEWMAN, John E. - John E. Newman, age 55, of Wellsboro, PA, died Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at his home. He was born on July 17, 1959 in Corning, NY, the son of Edward and Mildred (Avery) Newman. John was predeceased by his father, Edward Newman. A veteran from the U.S Army, he also was a member of the Stony Fork Baptist Church. John enjoyed working around the house and helping his neighbors. John is survived by his wife, Linda (Wickens) Newman; his mother, Mildred (Avery) Newman of Whitesville, NY; his step-mother, Sante Barbara Newman of Elkland, PA; a son, John E. Newman Jr.; 2 daughters, Amber Hodges and Savannah; 2 sisters, Fay Matteson, and Cheryl. Services were held at the Stony Fork Baptist Church with his pastor, Dennis Crumb officiating. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. – Wells PIPER, Joanne A. - Joanne A. Shughart, age 73, of Mansfield, PA, died Thursday, July 3, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Joanne was born September 4, 1940 in Newville, PA, a daughter of George and Dorothy (Coover) Piper. She was the wife of the late Norman Neil Shughart who died in 1998. Joanne was a member of the Covington Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading, cooking, baking, canning, and spending time with her family. Joanne is survived by a daughter, Lona (Jim) Heyd of Morris, PA; 3 sons, David (Carol) Shughart of Mansfield, Dennis Shughart of Mansfield, Dale (Laurel) Shughart of Jersey Shore, PA; a sister, Theresa Lesher of Newville, PA; 5 brothers, Dale (Anna) Piper of Newville, PA, Larry (Kay) Piper of Carlisle, PA, Galen Piper of Boiling Springs, PA, Wayne (Linda) Piper of Shippensburg, PA, Roger (Deb) Piper of Carlisle, PA; a sister, Isabelle (Harold) Henry of New Cumberland, PA; 8 grandchildren; 1 great grandson; numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, and Wednesday, July 9, 2014 from 9:30 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. at Nauvoo United Methodist Church, Nauvoo, PA. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. at the church with Pastor Tom Harmic officiating. A graveside service will be held in Westminster Cemetery, Carlisle, PA, on Wednesday at 3:00 P.M. Donations may be made in Joanne's memory to the American Cancer Society,48 Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701, or to Susquehanna Health Home Care and Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901. – Wellsboro Gazette, July 9, 2014boro Gazette, September 3, 2014

OK GILBERT, Wilma June - Wilma June Boyles, 83, of Knoxville, passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born Jan. 25, 1931 in Estella, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Jesse Earl and Mildred (Nichols) Gilbert.She raised and showed horses for many years. June was a member of the Knoxville Yoked Church and was an officer of the CV Saddles Club.She is survived by her children, Diana and Nelson McKee, Middlesex, N.Y.; D. Susan and Thomas Howe, Mansfield; Jeffrey Gilbert Boyles, Knoxville; six grandchildren, David and Kim Cruttenden, Kelly Cruttenden, Jason and Ann Howe, Jared Howe, Garrett Boyles and Erika Boyles; three great-granddaughters, Mikayla Cruttenden, Lydia Howe and Shiloh Boyles; a brother, Audrey ""Bub"" and Reba Gilbert; two sisters, Nellie Smith and Gloria Gilbert; and her good neighbors, Nola and Gary Ream. She was preceded in death by her husband, Torrance L. Boyles, in 1996.Private family services will be held at their convenience. Memorial donations may be made to the Animal Care Sanctuary, 11765 Route 6, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home. – Wellsboro Gazette, July 2, 2014

OTIS, Jeffrey A. - Jeffrey A. Otis, 54, of Morris passed away early Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at his residence. He was born July 17, 1960, in Blossburg, the son of Leonard and Velma (Brocious) Otis. Jeff was a graduate of Liberty High School and a member of the United States Marine Corps. He was formerly employed by Corning Glass Fiber Optics Department. Jeff was a woodworker and handyman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and his chocolate lab. He was a member of the Morris Rod & Gun Club.Surviving are his son, Trent A. Otis of Middlebury Center; his daughter, Stacie Hartman (Mark) of Blossburg; his mother, Velma A. Otis of Morris; two sisters, Nancy Rankin (Doug) of Titusville, Beverly Cupp (Dennis) of Pueblo, Colo.; several nieces, nephews and one great-niece. He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard Otis.In keeping with Jeff's wishes his services and interment will be held privately. Memorials may be made in Jeff's name to Morris/Blackwell United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 41, Morris, Pa. 16938. Local arrangements are by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd. , "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. -  Wellsboro Gazette, September 17, 2014

OK - PP - PETERSON, Mary Lee - Mary Lee Peterson Messinger, 92, Mansfield, died Monday, June 16, 2014 at home, in Lewisburg. Born in Blossburg, daughter of Mary Eleanor (Judge), originally from Mansfield, and Herbert Gerhard Peterson, originally from Arnot, she was raised in Mansfield, graduating from Mansfield Senior High School in 1939. She had one brother, the late Dr. Herbert Gerhard Peterson, Jr., a radiologist, who died in California at age 37 in 1960. Mary Lee attended Penn Hall Junior College in Chambersburg, for one year, then graduated from Syracuse University in 1943. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority and president of the Panhellenic Council at Syracuse. In September, 1944, she married her college classmate, Ernest Anderson, who had entered the Naval Air Corps after graduation. Within the year, Lt. Anderson's small plane went down off the coast of Florida in a routine flying mission and was never found. As a young widow, Mary Lee returned to Mansfield and later moved to Ithaca, N.Y. to work in the Business Office of Ithaca College. There, she met her future husband, Robert G. Messinger of Kingston, N.Y., a student who had returned to complete his music degree after serving in the war. In 1948, she and Bob were married and moved to Watertown, N.Y. where Bob was a teacher. In 1950, Mary Lee and Bob moved to Mansfield where Bob joined his father-in-law in the family business, T.W. Judge Company. Judge's was founded by Mary Lee's grandfather, Tom William Judge, around 1900. During her 71 years in Mansfield, she was a pillar of the community, well known to many local residents, just as her mother and father were. She enjoyed life to the fullest with family and friends. She was a devoted, life-long member of St. James Episcopal Church and, in recent years, was graciously ministered to by St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Lewisburg. A member of Corey Creek Golf Club which was founded by her father, she was an enthusiastic participant in ladies golf, playing with many of her closest friends. She was President of the Northern Pennsylvania Arts Council, President of the Blue Monday Investment Club of Wellsboro, and a board member of the North Penn Health Center. For a remarkable 70 years, celebrated in April of this year, Mary Lee was a member of the PEO Sisterhood, an international organization that supports education in women. She was a member of Chapter D of Mansfield and later, Chapter BV of Lewisburg whose members welcomed and lovingly embraced her when she moved to town. Bob and Mary Lee were honored by their selection as Citizens of the Year in Mansfield, in 2003. That year, they moved to RiverWoods retirement community in Lewisburg, but never forgot their roots in Mansfield or the friends they cherished. After Bob's passing, Mary Lee continued to live at RiverWoods, thanks to the loving concern of her loyal caregivers. Mary Lee will be remembered for her everlasting sense of humor and positive attitude, her beautiful family home where she lived much of her life and enjoyed hosting many guests, her many funny sayings, the personal notes she wrote to friends, her generosity and kindness to all, her dedication to family, church and community, and her love of family and friends. She is survived by her daughter, Lee Stearns and her husband David of Bluffton, S.C..; their daughter Erin, of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and her daughter, Nan Lansinger and her husband Bob of Rosemont, children Reed of Conshohocken, Peter of New York, N.Y,. and Diana, of Rosemont. A memorial service will be held at St. James Episcopal Church, Mansfield, at 11 a.m., on Saturday, June 28. A celebration of her life will also be held at RidgeCrest, 270 RidgeCrest Circle, Lewisburg, on Friday, June 27, at 4 p.m., in the second floor lounge. Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 18 St. James St., Mansfield, Pa. 16933 – Wellsboro Gazette, June 18, 2014

PUTMAN, John - John E. Putman, 78, of Westfield, formerly of Wellsboro, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in his home. Born May 11, 1936, in Sunderlinville, he was the son of Edwin and Doris Johnson Putman. He was the director of the SPCA in Wellsboro for many years. John was an accomplished country musician and songwriter. Surviving are two sons, C. John "Goog" (Amanda) Putman of Ulysses, John E. Putman, Jr. of Apache Junction, Ariz.; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; a brother, William L. (Jane) Putman, Sr. of Westfield; a sister, Donna M. Abbey of Westfield; nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours or service. Memorials may be made to any animal care sanctuary. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses. – Wellsboro Gazette, August 27, 2014

RATHBUN, Jacqueline Louise - Jacqueline Louise Casey, age 57, of Savona, NY, died on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 in Ira Davenport Hospital, Urbana, NY. Born on November 25, 1956 in Westfield, PA, Jacqueline was the daughter of Ralph B. and Darlene (Bennett) Rathbun. She is survived by her husband, Bourke N. Casey. Jacqueline was self employed as a hairdresser in Bath, NY, and drove school bus for the Bradford Central School District in Bradford, NY. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, scrapbooking and sewing. In addition to her husband, Bourke, and her mother, Darlene Rathbun of Tioga, PA, Jacqueline is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Autumn and Shawn Dean of Tioga, PA; one step daughter, Kari Porter of Avoca, NY; one brother, Rex L. Rathbun of Tioga, PA; one sister, Kathryn "Kay" Hassan of Gouldsboro, PA; two grandchildren, Steven and Carissa Brown; three step grandchildren; two nephews and one niece. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, July 7, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A funeral service will be held immediately following calling hours at 6:00 PM at the funeral chapel with Pastor Debbie Button. Memorial contributions may be made in Jacqueline's memory to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. – Wellsboro Gazette, July 9, 2014
RICE, Scott B. - Scott B. Rice, 53, of Gibsonia, formerly Knoxville, died on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. Born on May 22, 1961, in Wellsboro, he is the son of Bradley and Ruby (Skinner) Rice of Knoxville. He was the beloved husband for 28 years of Cynthia (Pierce) Rice; loving father of Rob (Katie) Rice of Annapolis, Md., Jaimie Rice of Gibsonia, Kristyn Rice of Brighton Heights, and Jonathan Rice of Gibsonia. Also he was survived by his beloved Chocolate Labrador Retriever, Harley; brother, Kevin (Johnna) Rice of Knoxville, and Grant (Lisa) Rice of Del Rio, Texas. A graduate of Clarion University, Scott was vice president and Corporate Business Development Manager for KTA-Tator, Inc., where he worked for over 20 years. A man of strong Christian faith, he was a devoted and active member of Bakerstown United Methodist Church. Scott loved music and enjoyed playing the guitar, spending time outdoors birding and walking, was a wonderful storyteller, a teacher at heart, and was a skilled handyman around the house. Above everything, Scott loved being with his family and was simply the best husband and father anyone could ask for. He will be deeply missed by many friends, neighbors, and family.Family will welcome friends on Thursday, Sept. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m., and Friday, Sept. 12, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at Schellhaas Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ltd., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, Pa. 15007. Funeral Services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m., in Bakestown United Methodist Church, 5760 William Flynn Hwy, Gibsonia, with the Rev. Dennis Swineford, officiating. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to the "Scott B. Rice Family Memorial Fund" can be sent to KTA for deposit into the account. The address is: Scott B. Rice Family Memorial Fund, c/o KTA-Tator, Inc., 115 Technology Drive, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15275. -  Wellsboro Gazette, September 17, 2014

RUDINSKI, David Leonard - David Leonard Rudinski, 62, of Blossburg, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.Born in Blossburg on May 27, 1952, he was the son of Joseph Rudinski and Dorothy (Lamonski) Rudinski. Both have predeceased him.David was a Veteran of Foreign Wars and served in the United States Marine Corps as PFC with an honorable discharge.He is survived by his sons, David, Michael, and Robert Rudinski, as well as two step-daughters, Lori Diasparra and Lisa (Ron) Penner. He is also survived by his loving brothers and sisters, Joseph (Sheila) Rudinski, Rose Rudinski, Ruth Ann (Paul) Chamberlain, and Steve (Katie) Rudinski. He has grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends who loved him very much.Friends will be received Saturday, Sept. 13, from 1 to 3 p.m., at Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg. A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. –Wellsboro Gazette, September 10, 2014

RUTH, Emily - Emily Ruth Pfaadt, 85, of Mansfield died Friday, June 13, 2014, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. She was born Nov. 23, 1928, in Scottdale, a daughter of John Homer and Ruby (Bailey) Ruth. Emily was the widow of the late William Pfaadt. She was a retired nurse from Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. Emily was a very active member of St. James Episcopal Church where she was involved with the Altar Guild and choir. She also enjoyed golfing, reading, needlework, playing bridge and later was a member of the Red Hatters.Emily is survived by her son, Eric William (Susan Reyes) Pfaadt of Timonium, Md.; her daughter, Margaret Cunningham (Timothy) Argo of Cincinnati, Ohio; her grandchildren, Karen Ruth (Matt) Bader, Thomas Michael Argo; her great-grandson, Noah Jeffrey Bader; two brothers, John H. (Judy) Ruth of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, James W. (Kathy) Ruth of Dunlap, Ill., a cousin, Joyce Evans of Dewey, Ariz.; several nieces and a nephew, Beth (Steve) Westra, Cathy (Pat) Keeley, Melissa (Georgie) Ruth, Amy (Leigh) Allen and Michael (Romby) Ruth. She was predeceased by her sister, Mary Ellen Jones.Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Wednesday, June 25, at 11 a.m., at St. James Episcopal Church, 18 St. James St., Mansfield, with the Rev. Rowena Gibbons officiating. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to St. James Episcopal Church Organ Fund, 18 St. James St., Mansfield, Pa. 16933. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family. -  Wellsboro Gazette, June 16, 2014

SEELEY, Guy R. - Guy R. Seeley, 92, of Westfield, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. There will be no public visitation or service. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Potter Brook. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses. – Wellsboro Gazette, September 17, 2014
SIMONS, Robert N. - Robert N Simons, 83, of Corning, N.Y., and formerly of Lawrenceville, passed away on Friday, June 27, 2014, at Absolut Care of Three Rivers. Robert was born on Jan. 23, 1931 in Woodhull, NY, the son of DeForest and Iva (Thomas) Simons. After a slight deception about his age, Robert began a 50 year career with Corning Glass Works at the age of 17. He served his country in the Air Force from 1952-1956. However, much of his life was devoted in service to the Lawrenceville Fire Department and Ambulance Squad. He held numerous positions within the organizations over 50 years. Robert was a loving, hardworking husband and father who loved being outdoors. He especially enjoyed camping. Robert also loved square dancing and listening to country music. His favorite singer was Hank Williams, Sr.Robert is survived by his wife of more than 36 years, Donna (Gullo) Simons of Corning, N.Y.; daughter, Roberta (Stan) Brown of Horseheads, N.Y.; siblings, Joyce Heffner of Tioga, DeForest "SI" (Roberta) Simons of Millerton; four grandchildren, Charles (Jackie) Paul, Stephanie Paul, Ricardo Perez, Janitza (Raymundo) Perez Baltazar; great-grandsons, Charles Paul, Jr., Raymond Baltazar; step-grandchildren, Lilliana Trejo, Nancy Trejo, Kendra Trejo; sister-in-law, Beverly Simons of Geneva, N.Y.; brother-in-law, Michael (Dorothy) Gullo of Ariz.; cousin and friend, Patricia Breon of Corning, N.Y.; along with several nieces and nephews. Robert was predeceased by brothers, Earl and Basil Simons and sister, Delia Hart.A private graveside service will take place in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association -Rochester Chapter, 435 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, N.Y. 14620. Robert's family has entrusted his arrangements to Carpenter-Flint Funeral Home in Addison, N.Y. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.carpenter-flintfuneralhome.com. P.S. We love you, Robert, and will truly miss you! – Wellsboro Gazette. July 2, 2014

SLOCUM, Eris Anne - Eris Anne (Slocum) Troy, 76, of Elmira, N.Y. passed away Wednesday, Apr. 9, 2014, unexpectedly at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Eris graduated from Elkland High School in 1955, attended the University of N Florida; the Court Reporting School in Jacksonville, Fla. and was employed in the Florida legal system for 30 years. She was predeceased by her grandson, Timothy, and is survived by her sons, Timothy, Rexford, N.Y.; Joseph, Elmira; Mark, Pine City; grandchildren, Mara and Markis, Pine City; brother and sister-in-law, Kent and Phyllis Slocum, Elkland; sister-in-law, Mary Connors, Addison. A service honoring her life will be held at a later date. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. - Wellsboro Gazette, April 16, 2014

STERMER, Gale C. Sr. - Gale C. Stermer, Sr., 67, of Knoxville, passed away at his home on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Born June 21, 1946 in Elmira, N.Y., he was the son of the late Stanley and Alice (Schofield) Stermer. Gale retired from the Dresser Rand in 2010 after 38 years of service. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and riding motorcycle. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother; an all-around great family man. He is survived by his loving wife of 16 years, Sherry; his daughters, Rhonda and Dave Clark, Corning, N.Y.; Tammy (Pat Chapman) Stermer, Horseheads, N.Y.; Pamela and Tracy Sackett, Osceola; Annette and Steven Swiderski, Beaver Creek, Ohio; his sons, Gale Jr. and K.C. Stermer, Horseheads; Jamie and Jennifer Stermer, Buffalo, N.Y.; Clifford and Melissa Stermer, Knoxville; his siblings, Richard and Carolyn Mortimer, Zephyrhills, Fla.; Marlene Mortimer, Zephyrhills, Fla.; Sandra Ogden, Lawrenceville; Dale and Traci Stermer, Knoxville; step children, Travis and Samantha Moore, Westfield; Trent Moore, Palmyra, Pa.; Amanda Moore, Knoxville; 22 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents; a niece, Dorinda Ogden; and two brothers-in-law, Roger Mortimer and Wilbur Ogden.Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 West Main Street, Elkland on Sunday, June 1, from 1 to 3 p.m. A memorial service will be held immediately following at 3 p.m. with Pastor Scott Wolf officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Gale's honor to the Knoxville Youth Baseball and Softball Association, 128 Longview Dr., Knoxville, Pa. 16928. – Wellsboro Gazette, June 4, 2014

SWANK, Merrill C. - Merrill C. Swank, 93, of Galeton, passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport. Born July 6, 1920, in First Fork, he was a son of the late Percy and Ella (Caldwell) Swank. He was a veteran having served with the United States Army in the European Theater during World War II. He was married to the former Ruanna Wykoff who preceded him in death in 2012. Merrill worked at the Milk Production Plant in Middlebury Center for many years, retiring in 1986. After retiring he drove school buses for the Galeton School District. He greatly enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. Surviving are three sons, Philip Swank of Port Allegany, Robert (Sharon) Swank of St. Louis, Mo., James (Lela) Swank of Lebanon; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Percy Swank of Kentucky; a sister, AnnaBelle Cooper of Emporium; several nieces and nephews. Merrill was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Swank. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gale Hose Ambulance Association. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton. – Wellsboro Gazette, July 2, 2014

THOMAS, Dale James - Dale James Thomas, 56, of Westfield, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 29, 2014, at Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh, due to complication from leukemia. Born Feb. 23, 1958, Dale is survived by his beloved fiancé, Kim Wilson of Westfield; his mother, Bonnie Beaston of Stafford, Va.; his children, Brandon Thomas of Stafford, Va., Bryan Thomas of Leesburg, Va., Sarah Thomas of Leesburg, Va.; his granddaughter, Brianna Defonad of Dale City, Va.; grandson, Jeremy Thomas of Springfield, Va.; his brothers, Fred Dibble of Culpeper, Va., Marlon Dibble of Sahuarita, Ariz.; his sisters, Pamela Christie of Stafford, Va., Yvonne Krothe of Fredericksburg, Va., Robin Honaker of Amissville, Va., Mindy Procopio of Stafford, Va.; many beloved nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Services will be held at the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon on Saturday, June 14 at 2 p.m. – Wellsboro Gazette, June 4, 2014

TILLINGHAST, Albert Eugene - Albert Ernest Tillinghast, age 75 of 425 Bailey Hill Rd., Lawrenceville, Pa. passed away Aug. 1, 2014 at his home. He was born Oct. 26, 1938 in Lawrenceville, Pa. the son of Ernest and Vera Middaugh Tillinghast. He was a retired truck driver, farmer, worked construction, enjoyed hunting and loved playing and watching baseball. He was a member of the Elkland Moose and the Hillside Rod and Gun Club, Blossburg, Pa. He is survived by - wife – Patricia Ann (Lamonski); Children – Allen Tillinghast, Enoree, SC. Darla (Tom) Scudder, Spartanburg, SC. Jeff (Amy) Tillinghast, Milton, PA. Bill (Lisa) Tillinghast, Spartanburg, SC. Robert (Marie) Tillinghast, Bath, NY. Nina (Tom) Wells, Tioga, PA. Lauretta (E.J.) Benson, Tioga, PA. Joanie Nicastro, Morgate, FL. Chris (Valerie) Stickler, Tioga, PA. Greta (Tyler) Foster, Tioga, PA and Tyler (Krystal) Stickler, Lawrenceville, PA. 24 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren; Sisters – Liz Collum, Tioga, PA. Beverly Corwin, FL; Sister in law – Hazel Tillinghast, Lawrenceville, PA and special nephew – Ralph Tillinghast, Painted Post, NY. Several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a brother George Tillinghast; sisters – Bernice (Raymond) Davis, Doris (Jr.) Kinner, Dorothy (Earl) Hobbs, Pauline (Sid) Probst, Bertha Tillinghast and Laine Tillinghast; brother in laws, Al Collum and Bill Corwin and a grandson Colin Benson. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, Pa. Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. and Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 am where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 11:00 am with Rev. Dorothy Densmore, offc. Burial will be in Powers Cemetery, Lawrenceville, PA. Memorial donations may  be made to Guthrie Hospice, One Guthrie Sq., Sayre, Pa. 18840. – Wellsboro Gazette, August 6, 2014

VanDUSEN,  Ola - Ola J. Whitehill, 60, of Elkland, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. Born Dec. 2, 1952 in, Farmington Township, she is the daughter of the late Wallace B. and Willimine (Wanken) Van Dusen. N.Y. A memorial service will be held at the Parkhurst Presbyterian Memorial Church on Saturday, June 21, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Dorothy Densmore officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkhurst Memorial Presbyterian Church Music Fund, c/o Kathy Morgan, 302 W. Main St., Elkland, Pa. 16920. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home – Wellsboro Gazette, June 16, 2014

VAUGHAN, James Robert - James "Robert" Vaughan, 64, of Wellsboro, senior pastor of Living Word Fellowship entered into his heavenly home on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at his home. Born on Sept. 20, 1949, in Greenwich, Conn., he was the son of James Robert and Marguerite (McClenney) Vaughan. Robert is survived by his wife, Ruth (Jetter) Vaughan.Robert was the founding pastor of the Living Word Fellowship and was previously employed as an associate pastor in Massena, N.Y., and as a piano tuner. He was a musician specializing in wind and keyboard instruments which he used to passionately worship the Lord Jesus Christ. He enjoyed spending time with his beloved family, his precious church family at Living Word Fellowship, gardening, travelling and Debbie's special cats.In addition to Ruth, his beloved wife of 41 years, he is survived by his mother, Marguerite Vaughan residing in Westfield; three sons and daughters-in-law, Timothy and Wendy Vaughan of Charlotte, N.C., Daniel and Elizabeth Vaughan of Pittsburgh, David and Muneet Vaughan of Stratford-upon-Avon, England; two daughters and a son-in-law, Deborah Vaughan of Wellsboro, Jessica and Donald Donaldson of Charlotte, N.C.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Penelope and Arthur Ashe of Ann Arbor, Mich., Patricia and Albert Landry of Richmond, Maine; his mother-in-law, Marguerite Jetter of New City, N.Y. and four grandchildren, Ethan, Abigail, Benjamin and Carson.Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, Aug. 7, from 2 p.m., to 4 p.m.,at the Living Word Fellowship, 1285 Charleston Road, Wellsboro. A celebration of his life will be held at the church on Thursday at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Robert's memory to the church. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family – Wellsboro Gazette, August 6, 2014

WALES, Gerald - Gerald "Donald" Wales, age 81, of Millerton, PA, died Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at his home. He was born August 23, 1933 in Elmira, NY, a son of William and Mina (Henry) Wales. Don celebrated a 63rd wedding anniversary on March 31 with his wife, Janet (Fleming) Wales. He always enjoyed owning and operating his own farm with his wife. He enjoyed spending time with his family. Don is survived by his wife, Janet; 6 children; Connie (Jeff) McDonough of Scranton, PA, Donna Brewer of Tioga, PA, Sandra (John) Mundro of Saylorburg, PA, Donald (Karen) Wales of Millerton, PA, Timothy (Lynette) Wales of Millerton, PA, and Pamela (Russell) Draper of Millerton, PA; 14 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, George (Beverly) Wales of Millerton, PA, Robert Wales of AZ; a sister, Frances Woughton of Elmira, NY; sister-in-law, Erma Wales of Millerton, PA. He was predeceased by 3 brothers, Maxwell, Harrison and William, Jr.; 3 sisters, Leda Montgomery, Laura Miller, Hazel Pettit; half-brother, Joe Wales; half-sister, Eva Purvis, and a son-in-law, Robert Brewer. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Don's memory to the Millerton Fire Department, 16 North Road, Millerton, PA 16936, or Susquehanna Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 63 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. – Wellsboro Gazette, September 17, 2014

WETMORE, Beverly - Beverly W. Daniels, 70, of Mt. Penn, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at 4:28 p.m. in her home. She was the wife of Sherwood E. Daniels. Born in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of the late William Mack Wetmore and Esther (Bailey) Wetmore. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School and received a Bachelors degree in Education from Kutztown University and a Masters degree in Math Education from Kutztown University. She was a member of Holy Cross United Methodist Church in Reading and was co-owner, along with her husband, of Bevwood Carpets in Mt. Penn for 36 years and was a former teacher in the Reading School District. Bev was an active member of her community, was a long time member of the Antietam School Board and the Berks County Intermediate Unit Board. She was an active volunteer for the Berks County Democratic Party in addition to her significant work on political campaigns. Bev was also a regular poll worker in Mt. Penn and a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority for more than 45 years. In addition to her husband she is survived by her daughters, Stephanie E. Daniels of Brooklyn, N.Y., Rebecca L. Slaymaker wife of Matthew H. Slaymaker of Clinton, Iowa, along with her sister, Susan W. Henry wife of Darrell Henry of Wellsboro. Memorial Service will be held in Holy Cross United Methodist Church, 331 North 5th Street, Reading, Saturday, Aug. 23, at noon with the Rev. John Phillip Gudikunst officiating. Interment will be held privately by the family. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Mt. Penn Elementary School 2310 Cumberland Ave. Mt. Penn, PA 19606 in memory of Mrs. Beverly W. Daniels. Bean Funeral Homes & Crematory, 6 Fairlane Road, Exeter Township is in charge of arrangements –Wellsboro Gazette, August 27, 2014

WHEATLEY, Mary Jane - Mary Jane Wheatley Ehlich, 77, of Covington, PA, died August 20, 2014, at her home. She was the devoted wife of William (Bill) J. Ehlich for fifty nine wonderful years. She was born January 10, 1937 in Blossburg, PA, the daughter of the late Edward and Ruth Brent Wheatley. Mary Jane lived in Covington till she met her husband who was in town on leave from the Navy. They moved to Detroit, Louisville, and Charlotte, NC, where she had a highly successful career with Squires Construction Company. After retirement they moved back to her family homestead where they took pleasure rekindling old friendships and making many new. Restoring and adding to the family home was also such a joy. Mary Jane's love, second only to her family was quilting. She was an award winning hand-quilter who mastered the art of needle turn appliqué. She was a member of the Charlotte Quilters Guild before returning to Covington and co-founding the Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild in Wellsboro, PA. Mary Jane shared her talents and gifts willingly and mentored the Tuesday Quilters who have developed formidable appliqué skills under her tutelage. Her legacy includes a prodigious collection of heirloom quilts that will be treasured for generations to come. She and Bill also enjoyed traveling with the Lions Club which took them too many faraway places. In addition to her husband, survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark Ehlich and his wife Susan of Locust, NC, Scott Ehlich and his wife Diana of Forest, VA. Grandchildren include William Ehlich and Matthew Gladdan, Ashly Eudy and her husband Josh, and two great grandchildren, August and Zain. Also surviving is one brother, George Wheatley of Covington, niece Patsy Evans and husband Brad. The family will receive friends on Sunday August 24th from 4-6 pm at Wilston Funeral Home 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow there at 6 pm. In lieu of flowers, a memorial in Mary Jane's memory may be made to Blossburg Ambulance 524 Main St. Blossburg, PA 16912 – Wellsboro Gazette, August 27, 2014

WHITE, Charles Eugene - Charles Eugene White, 86, of Westfield, passed away on Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. He was born Mar. 5, 1928 in West Virginia. He served his country during the Korean War, where he earned the Purple Heart.
Charles married Jane S. Urbaniak and he retired from Corning Glass after 42 years of service. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, attended the Church of Latter Day Saints and enjoyed the outdoors and reading. Charles is survived by his wife, Jane, of Westfield; his children, Paul Urbaniak and Mike White of Lawrenceville, and Sonja White of Pennsylvania. Private family services will be held at their convenience. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield.- Wellsboro Gazette, April 16, 2014

WILCOX, Richard D. - Richard "Dick" D. Wilcox, 90, resident of Morris, passed away on May 19, 2014, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. He was preceded in death by his wife, Madelyn A. Wilcox, Dec. 22, 2011. Richard was born on May 10, 1924, the son of the late Henry and Carrie (Perry) Wilcox. Richard attended the Wellsboro Area High School and graduated in 1942. Richard was a United States Army World War II veteran and served in Shemya of the Aleutian Islands from 1943-1946. He was honorably discharged in 1946. After serving his time in the Army, Richard met his wife, Madelyn A. Root and they were married in 1946. Richard than began working for the United States Postal Service and retired after 30 years of service in 1982.Richard was a life member of the Morris Township Fire Company and a charter member of the Morris Fireman's Ambulance Association in Morris and served as both Fire and Ambulance Chief for many years. He is a man that loved his family, volunteering, camping, watching the birds and also his cat Morris.Richard is survived by daughters, Marna (Robert) Wirth of Liberty, Pamela (Larry) Warriner of Mansfield, Ann (Shawn) Pylinski of Mansfield, and Kathy Kreger of Morris. Richard also has eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Richard is also survived by a sister, Jean Stadler of Mansfield; sister-in-laws, Wanda Marvin of Morris, Vivian Urban of Liberty, Joanna Witmer of Wellsboro, and Josephine Root of Brooksville, Fla. He was preceded in death by brothers, William Losinger and Warren Wilcox.Friends and Family are invited to Richard's Life Celebration on Friday, May 23, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. A Memorial Service will follow at 7 p.m., with Lay Speaker Sherri Butters officiating. Memorials may be sent to: Morris Firemen's Ambulance Association P.O. Box 11, Morris, Pa. 16930 -  Wellsboro Gazette, May 21, 2014

WILKINS, Pamela Jean - Pamela Jean (Wilkins) Biscardi, 56, of 1177 Bloss Mountain Road, Liberty, passed away Saturday June 7, 2014 at her residence.Born May 21, 1958, in Troy, she was the daughter of Lloyd G. (deceased) and Shirley L. Wilkins (surviving). Pamela married Matthew Biscardi on July 31, 1976.Pamela and Matt owned Matt's Auto Parts of Liberty.Surviving Pamela in addition to her husband, Matt of Liberty; her mother Shirley Wilkins of Troy; are daughters, Gretchen Lenore (Biscardi) Lake and her husband Robert V. Lake, Laura Jean Biscardi; sisters, Sheryl (Michael) Head, Nancy (Jack) Moore, Kathy (Paul) Chamberlain, Phyllis (James) Aumick, Sally (Gordon) Lewis, Vicki (Joe) Strauss; brothers, Gary (Sandy) Wilkins, David Wilkins; and by grandson, Robert Matthew "Cubby" Lake.Friends will be received at Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Friday June 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. Services will follow at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Ken Marple officiating. -  Wellsboro Gazette, June 11, 2014

YOUNG, Patricia Ann - Patricia Ann "Patty" Bartlett, age 44, of Lawrenceville, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 19, 2014. She was born January 1, 1970 in Elmira, NY, a daughter of Arland Case and Linda (Fletcher) Young. She was married to Carl L. Bartlett, Jr.. Patty worked as an account collector for Navient in Big Flats, NY. She graduated in 1988 from West High School in Painted Post, NY and attended Michigan State University for 2 years. Patty enjoyed playing pogo, fishing, swimming, and spending time with her family. She loved her dogs, Dolly and Haley. Patty is survived by her husband, Carl; her mother and step-father, Linda and Richard Young of Westfield, PA; a son, Carl L. Bartlett, III of Lawrenceville, PA; 2 daughters, Jordon McMillan of Muskegon, MI, Brooke McMillan of Wellsboro, PA; a step daughter, Breanna Bartlett of Mansfield, PA; a sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Edward Brooks, of Mechanicsburg, PA; a dear friend, Svenja Mattison of Lawrenceville, PA, She was predeceased by her father, Arland Case, and her grandfather, Ray Fletcher. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at 4:00 P.M. with Pastor Ed Caster officiating. – Wellsboro Gazette, August 27, 2014

??, Jeanne - Jeanne B. Hunter, 74, of Morris, died Friday, April 18, 2014, at her home. In keeping with Jeanne's wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family.- Wellsboro Gazette, April 20, 2014

?? - Mildred G. Bliss, 93 of Lawrenceville, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Private family services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home -  Wellsboro Gazette, August 13, 2014

?? - Esther R. Courter, 81, of Mainesburg, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. In keeping with Esther's wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family. -  Wellsboro Gazette, August 20, 2014

??- Florence B. Waclawik, 90, of Wellsboro, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Visitation will be Wednesday, Aug. 13, from 2 to 8 p.m., at Griesel Jimenez Stodder Funeral Home, 102 St. Ewing Ave., Chicago, Ill. Chapel service at the funeral home will be on Thursday, Aug. 14, at 9 a.m., and Mass at 10 a.m., at Annunciata Church. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Chicago, Il.. Local arrangements are by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. -  Wellsboro Gazette, August 13, 2014
 

Tri County Clippings- Page Six Hundred Seven
This page includes obituaries of people with connection to our three counties but not buried in them or cemetery not identified. If local cemetery is known, see the Obituaries by Cemetery section of the site.
HOW TO SUBMIT OBITUARIES TO THIS SITE - Typed obituaries may be submitted by email to Joyce M. Tice either in the text of the email of by an attached file. PLEASE put OBITUARY SUBMISSION in the subject line of your email to help me sort the several hundred emails I receive weekly. Give your file an eight character name - do NOT call it OBITS or it will overwrite someone else's file. Make sure your full name is included so I know whom to credit. Submissions will be arranged alphabetically by SURNAME AT BIRTH, so make sure I know the correct birth name if you know it. If surname at birth is not known, married name or other alias will be indexed in parentheses. Also include the death date and newspaper if you know it.


 
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 01 SEP 2017
Typed by Pat Mott Goea
By Joyce M. Tice
Email Joyce M  Tice