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

ALEKSEYEV, Tatiana - Tatiana Usaty, 85, of Wellsboro, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born Jan. 1, 1931, in Russia, a daughter of Ivan and Anastasia (Ivanov) Alekseyev. Tatiana is survived by her husband, Palladij "Paul" and would have celebrated 59 years of marriage in October; a daughter and son-in-law, Anna "Anya" (Gerhard "Gary") Tyson of Wellsboro; a brother and sister-in-law, Yakov and Galina Alekseyev of Russia; one grandson, Nicholas Tyson of Sunnyvale, Calif.; several sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and other family members. She was predeceased by four brothers.A funeral service will be held on Monday, Aug. 22, at 11 a.m., at the Russian Orthodox Convent Novo-Diveevo, 100 Smith Road, Nanuet, N.Y. 10954. Burial will be in the Russian Orthodox Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Tatiana's memory to the Russian Orthodox Convent Novo-Diveevo. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family in Pennsylvania. www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com Funeral services in Nanuet, N.Y. are under the direction of Hannemann Funeral Home, Inc. 88 South Broadway, Nyack, N.Y -  Mansfield Gazette, August 24, 2016

AMES, Joyce - Joyce Ames English, 85, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away Monday, Sept. 19, 2016. Born in rural, north central Pennsylvania in August 1931, she was a farmer's daughter who never enjoyed feeding chickens, made friends easily, enjoyed all school activities, and graduated high school with 20 classmates in 1949. Joyce was fond of tall, dark men, motorcycles, airplanes, and life. The man she met and married in 1952 was a former Army Air Force pilot, biker, farm boy and high school physics teacher. They were inseparable. When her husband, working as a handy-man for the school district, after his retirement, fell through the high school auditorium ceiling onto the floor and broke his back in 1986, leaving him paralyzed, she, almost single-handedly watched over him for 18 years until his death. Diagnosed with a blood cancer, she moved to Aikenm, N.C. in May 2010 after being accepted into a cancer treatment program at Georgia Health and Sciences Cancer Center in Augusta. This program and its staff were instrumental in providing an additional six years of life to Joyce. Joyce, above all, enjoyed family and friends. She was incredibly proud of her son, his wife, and their kids. Attending medical staff, during her final hours, probably said it best, "She was feisty."  Survivors include her sister, Audrey (Pat) Fischler of Wellsboro; her son, Ed (Joyce) English of Aiken, N.C.; three grandchildren, Sean (Stephanie) English of Murrell's Inlet, Ashley (Gram) Praytor of Pawley's Island, Erin English of Aiken; three great-grandchildren, Grayson English, Holden English and Miles Praytor.A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m., at Shellhouse-Rivers Funeral Home, on East Pine Log Road, Aiken, S.C. The family would like to thank GRU Cancer Center, Hitchcock Place, and Tidewater Hospice for the special care they provided. -  Mansfield Gazette, September 21, 2016 

AVERY, John William - John "Jack" William Avery, age 70, of Troy, PA died Friday February 12, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 25, 1945 to Donald and Ruth (Knowlton) Avery. He graduated from Troy High School in 1963 and Williamsport Technical Institute in 1965. He married Bonnie (Young) Avery on July 16, 1965. They had 3 daughters, Jean (Bill) Vickery, Crystal (Rick) Gilliland, and Niki Weed; eight grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. Jack worked in commercial and residential construction from 1965 to semi-retirement in 2007. He enjoyed creating wood pieces with his scroll saw, camping, trips down Pine Creek, traveling, and gardening. Jack is survived by his wife, Bonnie; 2 sisters, Linda (Steve) Prior and Gail (William) Hunter; brother-in-law, Doug (JaNell) Young, and mother-in-law, Shirley Young. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Lung Cancer Alliance, www.lungcanceralliance.org. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. - Wellsboro Gazette, February 17, 2016 

AYERS, Keith Robert - Keith Robert "Bob" Ayers, 74, of Mansfield, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, at Susquehanna Health, Williamsport. He was born March 7, 1942, in Sayre, the son of Keith Roger and Theresa Landon Ayers. Bob was a United States Army veteran, a retired carpenter, and an accomplished musician. He is survived by his son, Jerry of Mansfield; his daughter, Kelly Morgan of Tioga; his brother, Charles of S. Williamsport; his sister, Tessie of Williamsport; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his half brother, Lyle Phillips. Friends are invited to call at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, on Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will follow there Tuesday at 7 p.m -  Mansfield Gazette, 2 November 2016 

BABCOCK, James - James W. Babcock age 48, of Knoxville, PA, died Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. He was born on May 26, 1967 in Port Allegeny, PA the son of William and Margaret (White) Babcock. James was the husband of Fawn (Jelliff) Babcock. James is survived by his wife Fawn, an aunt Nellie Dibble of Wellsboro, PA and cousins. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, fishing and helping others. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 1PM to 2 PM at the Butler Baptist Church, 1141 Butler Hill Rd., Knoxville, PA. A memorial service will immediately follow the calling hour at 2 PM at the church. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.- Wellsboro Gazette, March 2, 2016 

BAILEY, Joshua - Joshua Larcom Bailey, age 28, Mansfield, PA, went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 5, 2016. He was born August 23, 1987 in Sayre, PA, a son of Michael and Lisa (Larcom) Bailey. Joshua was married to Brooke Elizabeth (Robinson) Bailey. He was a Rental and Roustabout Supervisor for Tristate Trucking Co. Joshua loved to hunt, fish, ride ATV and was a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penn State. He was a great son, husband, father and friend. Joshua was a tree trimmer, crane operator, CDL driver, and a man of many talents. Joshua is survived by his wife, Brooke; daughter, Richelle Elizabeth Bailey at home; father, Michael Bailey of Mainesburg; mother, Lisa Bailey of Mansfield, PA; brothers, Clayton Michael Bailey and Jeremy Lee Bailey both of Mansfield, PA; father-in-law, William E. (Alison) Robinson of Mansfield, PA; mother-in-law, Lori (Russell Root) Baxter of Tioga, PA; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Stefanie (Joseph) Button of Tioga, PA; brother-in-law, Bradley E. (Amy) Robinson of Lawrenceville, PA; paternal grandparents, Beverly and Brenton Bailey of Mainesburg, PA; maternal grandmother, Patricia of FL; grandmother-in-law, Kaye Baxter of Tioga, PA; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a grandfather, Ivan Edmond Larcom, Jr. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, February 8, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow at 7:00 P.M. at the funeral chapel with Pastor James Devoe and Pastor Harry Colegrove officiating. Burial will be in East Charleston Cemetery, Whitneyville, PA. Memorial donations may be made to Mill Cove, Inc., 54 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. - Wellsboro Gazette, February 10, 2016 

BALFOUR, Leroy R. – Leroy R. Balfour, 70, of Westfield, passed away Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at Dr. Horacio Oduber Hospital, Oranjestad, Aruba. Born Aug. 8, 1933 in Westfield, he was the son of Richard M. and Elizabeth Ann Bollock Balfour. Friends were invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield on Monday, May 17. Services were held at the Westfield United Methodist Church, Westfield on Tuesday, May 18. Burial was made in Champlin Cemetery were military honors were accorded. Memorial donations may be made to the Westfield United Methodist Church, 158 Church St., Westfield, PA or the American Heart Association, 625 West Ridge Rd., Suite A100, Conshocken, PA 19428. – Wellsboro Gazette, 19 May 2004 

BANIK, Jon - Jon J. Banik, 66, of Wellsboro, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2016, at the Green Home Inc., Wellsboro. He was born April 4, 1949, in Wellsboro, the son of John and Caroline Tarszowicz Banik. A graduate of Mansfield University, Jon was a food management professional and worked 50 years in the food service industry as owner of the Log Cabin and Trapper John's BBQ Restaurant, and, in the past 26 years, as a salesman for Keck's Food Service. He was a life member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, where he served on Parish Council, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Guardians of the Redeemer. He was a member, past president, and Melvin Jones Fellow at the Wellsboro Lions Club, a member of the Nessmuk Rod & Gun Club, served as chairman and was a 20 plus year member of the Charleston Township Municipal Authority. Jon was a dedicated member of the NRA and was named Pennsylvania volunteer of the year in 2015. He is survived by three sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara and John Rogan of Carbondale, Jane and Dennis Berkey of Lewistown, Mary and Danny Hutchison of Purcellville, Va.; a brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Tracy Banik of Ephrata; a special friend, Patricia Gorda of Wellsboro; nine nieces and nephews, Jennifer Algayer, Daniel Rogan, Kathleen Prushinski, Matthew Rogan, Teresa Paravati, Joshua Berkey, Caroline Rice, Adam Hutchison, Katie Banik; several great-nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Central Ave., Wellsboro on Monday, March 21, at 9:30 a.m., with Fr. David Bechtel, celebrant. Burial followed in St Peter's Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jon's memory may be directed to the Wellsboro Chamber of Commerce 114 Main St. #1 Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. A service of Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service 130 S. Main St. Mansfield. -  Mansfield Gazette, March 23, 2016 

BANKER, Robert - Robert Banker, 74, of Wellsboro, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. He was born on Nov. 9, 1941, in Wellsboro, the son of Wayne and Laura (Webster) Banker. He was the husband of Sharon (Wetherbee) Banker and would have celebrated 43 years of marriage on Sept. 29. Robert was employed with Corning Glass as a glass mechanic prior to his retirement. He enjoyed hunting and fly fishing.He is survived by his wife, Sharon; a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Chris Campion of San Diego, Calif.; two step-sons, Tim Root of France, Jim Root of Modesto, Calif.; two grandchildren, Shannon and Sara; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Edward and Lucille Banker of Wellsboro, Vernon and Carolyn Banker of Columbus, Ohio. He was predeceased by his parents; a step-father, Lee Walker; and a sister, Jean Copp. In keeping with Robert's wishes there will be a private graveside service held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The  American Lung Association , 738 S. Main St., Scranton, Pa. 18501. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. -  Mansfield Gazette, September 7, 2016 

BARRETT, Charles Albert - Charles Albert Barrett, 88, of Wellsboro passed away on Monday, December 19, 2016, at the Green Home.  He was the husband of Barbara (Humble) Barrett, who survives.  Charles was born July 5, 1928 in Plainfield, NJ. , the son of the late Lawrence F. and Alice (Harriott) Barrett. Charles was a member of the Pine Creek Valley UMC.  He was a USMC Veteran, having served during the Korean War.  Charles was associated with Barrett Dairy, worked as a machinist, a general carpenter and then restored antiques, before retiring. In addition he was a volunteer fireman in New Jersey. Charles was an accomplished musician, he played clarinet, tenor and baritone saxophone, was a member of the Marine Corp Band while in the service, and  Local 746 Musicians’ Union after the military. Charles was an avid woodworker. Surviving in addition to his wife of 66 years, are his son, Peter A. Barrett (Poppy) of San Pedro, California; daughter, Peg Frock of Wellsboro, PA; three grandchildren, Stephanie Krohn (Bryan) of Fort Worth, TX; Nicholas Shettel of Charlottesville, VA and Rebecca Williams (James) of York, PA. Great-grandchildren, Jack, Audrey, Ayden and Liam. Charles was preceded in death by two brothers, Lloyd and Lawrence Barrett. Friends and family are invited to Charles’ Life Celebration on Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 1-2 PM at Pine Creek Valley UMC.  Service will follow at 2:00 PM with Pastor Rob Anderson officiating.  Burial will be in Plainfield NJ.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Charles’ name to Pine Creek Valley UMC 761 Route 6, Galeton PA 16921, the Salvation Army at www.salvationarmy.org or the charity of your choice. Local arrangements are entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA 16901. - Mansfield Gazette, 28 December 2016 

BARKET, Edward - Edward Christopher Barket, age 79, of Wellsboro, PA, died Friday, January 1, 2016 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. He was born December 25, 1936 in Philadelphia, PA, a son of Isabelle Barket. Edward was the beloved husband of Phyllis (Knab) Barket for 30 cherished years. He retired in 1993 from General Electric after 32 years of service. Edward enjoyed history, art and he was an avid sports enthusiast who would walk a mile for a Philly soft pretzel. He was generous and self-giving. He was an alumni of Roman Catholic High School in his beloved Philadelphia and was recognized for his talent as a basketball player. Edward was also an Air Force Veteran. Edward is survived by his wife, Phyllis; a daughter and son-in-law, Robin (Joseph) Widdop; 2 grandchildren, Cayla and Joey Widdop, and his beloved dog, Charo. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. - Wellsboro Gazette, January 6, 2016 

BARNETT, Thomas J. - Thomas J. Barnett passed away peacefully at the age of 86 with his loving wife of 65 years and his children by his side on Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, at Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center in Wellsboro. Tom was born Jan. 20, 1930, in Langhorne, Bucks County, the youngest child of the late Samuel and Edith (Dahlman) Barnett. In 1951, Tom married Margaret Cruise of Newtown. Soon after, they moved to River Lane in Levittown where they lived for 49 years and raised four sons and two daughters.Tom worked for 35 years operating a weaving loom at OKO Plush Company and Ramloc Pile Fabric.However, it was upon retirement, when Tom found his most joyful and fulfilling work, assisting his sons, Jim, Steve and Mike with their Bristol roofing business. In 2008 Tom and Marge fulfilled their lifelong dream and relocated to Morris, where they had enjoyed nearly every family vacation over the years. Tom found great happiness hunting and fishing with his sons and hiking and exploring with his daughters and grandchildren. He taught them everything he knew about the great outdoors, and instilled in them a lifelong love of the Tioga County wilderness which the family affectionately calls, "The Mountains." Tom is survived by his beloved wife, Marge; who devotedly sat by his side every day as he suffered from late stage Alzheimer's Disease. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in June. He is also survived by his son, Tom Jr. (Debbie) of Langhorne, son, Jim (Anne) of Wellsboro, son, Steve (Michelle) of Levittown; daughter, Terri Krystopolski (Ron) of Wilmington, Del., son, Mike (Monica) of Levittown and daughter, Susan Persichetti (Greg) of Newtown Square; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews Tom is predeceased by his brothers, Sam, Charles and John Barnett and sisters, Edith Miles, Frances Emmons and Louise Welch. Family and friends are invited to a funeral service Friday, Aug. 12, 10 a.m. at St. Peters Catholic Church, 47 Central Ave., Wellsboro. A celebration of life will be held in Bucks County at a later date. The Barnetts extend their most sincere thanks to the staff at Broad Acres, who over the past several years have lovingly cared for Tom and have become part of the family.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, C/O Tom Barnett, 1883 Shumway Hill Road, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Arrangements are entrusted to the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., Wellsboro. -  Mansfield Gazette, August 3, 2016 

BAYNES, John H. - John H. Baynes, 95, a Mansfield native, died peacefully on Thursday, July 21, 2016. He was predeceased by his wife, Audrey G. Baynes; his parents, Leon and Lettie Limbaugh Baynes; his brothers, Richard C. and Harold L. Baynes. Dr. Baynes received a B.S. degree from Mansfield State Teachers College, Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan, and his Doctor of Music Arts degree from Boston University. He was a pilot in the Army Air Corps during World War II, retiring in 1980 as a Major in the Air Force Reserves. The majority of his teaching career was in Mansfield, as the public school music director and then at Mansfield State College where for nine years he was chairman of the Music Department. He also served as the Province Governor of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity. After his retirement from teaching in 1977 he continued at the University as Acting Vice President of Academic Affairs until 1979. An involved citizen as well as a revered teacher, John served as president of the Mansfield Kiwanis, Commander of American Legion Post 478, Noble Grand of the Mansfield Lodge I.O.O.F., was involved in Boy Scouts and played tuba in the town band. He also served as the first chairman of the board of the Laurel Health System in Tioga County. A devout Christian, he was active in the Mansfield First Baptist Church as moderator, a deacon, Sunday School teacher and choir leader. While living in York, John played string bass in the York Symphony Orchestra, served as registrar for the Susquehanna University Institute for Lifelong Learning, and was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Men's Club, and the Jeffersonians. John and Audrey's final years were lived out contentedly at Westminster Woods on Julington Creek in Jacksonville, Fla.. John is survived by son, John G. Baynes and wife Connie (Trask); daughter, Margaret L. Sekella and husband, Gary; daughter Kathryn B. Machinski and husband Bob. He was the grandfather of ten and great-grandfather of 13. He was a mentor and counselor to many, among them seven nieces and four nephews who loved him dearly. A memorial service for John and Audrey Baynes will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 1 p.m., in the sanctuary of the Mansfield First Baptist Church. They will be interred at Prospect Cemetery in a private ceremony. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be sent to The Mansfield Foundation, 71 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. 16933 designated to the "John and Audrey Baynes String Endowment", or to the Mansfield First Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 7 Sherwood St., Mansfield, Pa. 16933 -  Mansfield Gazette, September 7, 2016 

BEILING, Barbara Ann - Barbara Ann Burchell, 78, of Galeton, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016. Born Aug. 15, 1938, in Galeton, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Julia Haner Beiling. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Galeton on Thursday, Dec. 15, from 6 to 7 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. with the Rev. John Prouty officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home. -  Mansfield Gazette, 14 December 2016 

BENCETIC, Stephen T. - Dr. Stephen T. Bencetic of Mansfield, formerly of Sharon, passed away at 5:35 a.m,. Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in West Brandywine Township. He was 92. Dr. Bencetic was born Nov. 20, 1924, in Farrell, a son of Ignac and Tereza Rataic Bencetic. A graduate of Sharon High School, he earned his bachelor's degree from Youngstown State University; his master's degree from the University of Iowa; and his doctorate from Penn State University. Dr. Bencetic was a professor of Art History at Mansfield University for nearly 40 years. He was a member of Holy Child Catholic Church, Mansfield, and a former member of St. Anthony's Church, Sharon. Stephen was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus. His wife, the former Barbara Bencetich, passed away in 1993. Surviving are two daughters, Teresa Courter and her husband James of Raleigh, N.C., Laurie Bencetic of Milford; a son, Stephen Bencetic and his wife Sherry, Odessa of Florida; and a sister, Anna Matuk of Hermitage. Besides his wife, Stephen was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, James Bencetic. There are no calling hours. Friends may email condolences to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com. Funeral Mass was noon Wednesday, Dec. 7, in St. Anthony's Church, Sharon, with the Rev. Joseph Campbell, pastor, as celebrant. Interment at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Hermitage. Arrangements by J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. -  Mansfield Gazette, 14 December 2016 

BENELLI, Anthony - Anthony Benelli was a native New Yorker and proud World War II veteran. He lived most of his life between New York City and the mountains of upstate Pennsylvania. After living 88 years of adventure and contentment, he passed on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Beloved husband of Marlene (Schoettle) Benelli; loving father of Thomas (Patricia) Benelli, Todd (Betsy) Benelli,Teri (Christopher Shields) Benelli; also survived by his seven grandchildren, Nicholas, Alexander, Elizabeth, Katie, Matthew, Patrick, Liam; brother of Michael (Gail) Benelli and the late Margie (Bob) Nori. Memorial services will be on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 11 a.m., in the funeral home of John Stretch, 236 East Eagle Road, Havertown. The family will receive relatives and friends to follow at the home of his daughter. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers a memorial contribution may be made in Anthony Benelli's name to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation, New York, N.Y. 10017 -  Mansfield Gazette, August 3, 2016 

BICKSLER, Dean - Dean H. Bicksler, age 71 of #14 State Route 36, Trouspburg, NY.  passed away April 13, 2016 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. He was born Dec. 13, 1944 in Lebanon, Pa. the son of Harry and June Kramer Bicksler. He started farming Nov. 1, 1987, prior to that he was a International Harvester machinery salesman. He loved collecting International Harvester farm toys and working on and restoring old International Harvester farm machinery. He was a avid Philadelphia 76'ers basketball fan, loved Johnny Mathis and enjoyed reading the "Red Power" magazine. He is survived by: Wife, Karen Shuey Bicksler, sons, Michael Bicksler, Troupsburg, NY., Brian (Jessica) Bicksler, Westfield, Pa., Kerry Bicksler, Troupsburg, NY., granddaughters , Katerie and Maria. Mother, June Bicksler, Myerstown, Pa., Brothers, Richard Bicksler, West Virginia, Dale (Kathleen) Bicksler, W. Milford, NJ., David (Faith) Bicksler, Palmyra, Pa., Several nieces, nephews and cousins. His companion "Kobe". He was preceded in death by his father Harry and a sister-in-law Sandy. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, Pa. Sunday from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 pm. Rev. John Kita, offc. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, RD., Knoxville, Pa. -  Mansfield Gazette, April 20, 2016 

BLACKWELL, John R. - John R. Blackwell, 63, of Stony Fork, Wellsboro, passed away at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre on September 5, 2016.  No services are scheduled at this time.  Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd. in charge of local arrangements. - Mansfield Gazette, September 14, 2016 

BLISS, Bonnie - Bonnie G. Young, age 74 of Tioga, PA passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira, NY. Born February 10, 1942 in Corning, she was the daughter of the late Nathan E. and Georgiana (Newberry) Bliss. Bonnie worked at the Ingersoll-Rand in Painted Post and was member of the Knoxville Eastern Star Chapter #328 for over 50 years. She enjoyed playing cards and her trips to the restaurant. She is survived by her children, Timothy Spencer and Martha Salbego of Corning, NY and Richard Spencer and Lisa Holden of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Zachery, Tyler and Alexis Spencer; daughters in law, Angie Spencer of Elmira and Julie Spencer of Millerton, PA; stepchildren, Lisa Ingersoll of Blossvale, NY, Brian Young of Kingston, NY, Brenda Jo Young of Tioga, PA and Tim Young of Blossburg and numerous cousins. Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Young on October 1, 1995. Family will receive friends at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St. Elkland on Saturday 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 PM. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, 2:00 PM with Pastor Mary Dotson officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Bonnie’s honor to a charity of your choice. -  Mansfield Gazette, April 27, 2016 

BORDEN, LaVern - LaVern A. “Vern” Borden, age 65, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Monday, June 6, 2016.  He was born on October 7, 1950 in Corning, NY, a son of the late Earl W. Borden, Sr. and Margaret (Clark) Neal.  He was formerly employed by Osram Sylvania, Wellsboro, PA for over 40 years and was married to Diane M. (Allen) Borden for 43 years.  Vern is survived by his mother: Margaret, his wife: Diane, a son: Neil Borden of Wellsboro, PA, grandson: Chance Borden, three brothers and one sister.  Funeral services will be private.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc.  www.carletonfh.com, Wellsboro, PA - Mansfield Gazette, June 8, 2016 

BOWSER, Edward -  Edward J. Bowser, DDS, 89, passed away peacefully with his family by his side Sunday, March 6, 2016.He was born Dec. 11, 1926, in York, son of the late Dr. Edward, Sr. and Helen Bowser, and graduated from William Penn High School then attended Juniata College.Ed served two years in the armed forces stationed at Fort Dix, N.J. as a small arms instructor and as a technician in the facility's dental lab. Returning to his education, he was a member of Delta Sigma Delta national dental honor fraternity and graduated first in his class from the University of Pennsylvania Dental School in 1951. He practiced dentistry in York for 35 years, retiring in 1986 to Tioga County to pursue his love for nature and the outdoors. There he served 10 years as a Deputy Wildlife Conservation Officer for the Pennsylvania State Game Commission. An avid outdoorsman, Ed was a charter member of the York Archery Club, enjoying time with friends and family with bow in hand at local archery competitions and wildlife hunts in various regions of the United States and Canada. He shared his experiences and love for nature through presentations to various civic organizations and youth groups, hunter safety course instruction, and the occasional appearance on the "Call of the Outdoors" television show.Dr. Bowser was in the second of four generations of dentists, eight total in the family, a member of the American Dental Association and the Pennsylvania Dental Association, served a term as president of the York County Dental Society and was a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry.He married his first wife and mother of his children, the former Constance Avery Atwater, in 1949 who preceded him in death in 2004. In 2008 he married Hazel Laird Brashear with whom he eventually returned from Tioga County to his home town of York. In addition to his wife, Hazel and his brother, Dr. Michael Bowser Sr., surviving him are his sons and their wives John and Barbara Bowser of Newark, Del., David and Dr. Judith Bowser of Danville, Dr. Carl and MaryEllen Bowser of York; his daughter and her husband Amy and Ray Wherley of Knoxville; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. At his request, services and interment will be private and scheduled at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions the Pennsylvania Wildlife Federation www.pawildlife.org. - Mansfield Gazette, March 9, 2016 

BRADLEY, Susan B. - Susan B. Snyder, 87 of Red Bluff, Calif., passed away early Saturday morning, Sept. 10, 2016, at Red Bluff Healthcare Center in Red Bluff, Calif.Susan was born in Ansonia, Oct. 8, 1928. She was the third child of Chancey Bradley and Fannie Mosher Bradley. She was a graduate of Wellsboro Area High School, Wellsboro, and Zion Bible Institute, located in East Providence, R.I.Susan married James L. Snyder on Aug. 19, 1955. The couple served as missionaries to the Colorado River Indian Reservation in Poston, Ariz. in the late 1970's. James was pastor at several churches in Pennsylvania, including Middlebury Baptist Church in Holliday, from 1972 until 1977 and then 1979 until 1992, when the couple retired and moved to northern California. James passed away in January, 1997. Susan also served as executive secretary to director of admissions at The Green Home, an extended care nursing facility in Wellsboro, from the early 1970s until retiring in 1992.Susan is survived by her son, Steve Snyder of Rohnert Park, Calif.; her sister and brother-in-law, Naomi and Carl Dull of Red Bluff, Calif.; brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Luella Bradley of Peckville; numerous nieces and nephews.She was a member of First Baptist Church in Red Bluff, Calif. and served as Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star at Coudersport Consistory in Coudersport. Susan was also active in the Red Bluff chapter of the Red Hat Society.A celebration of Susan's life will be held at First Baptist Church in Red Bluff, Calif. on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. -  Mansfield Gazette, September 21, 2016 

BRADY, Bruce - Bruce Brady, 60, of Mansfield, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. In keeping with Bruce’s wishes there will be no services. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. -Mansfield Gazette, November 16, 2016 

BRAGDON, Gloria - Gloria B. Smith, age 80, of Wellsboro, PA, died Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 9, 1935 in Houlton, ME, a daughter of Clayton and Alice (McBride) Bragdon. Gloria was the widow of Dana M. Smith, Sr., who passed away in 1971. She loved to cook and bake, spend time with her family, and always had a smile on her face. Gloria is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Dana, Jr. and Patsy Smith of Naughtuck, CT; a daughter and son-in-law, Lynne and Steven Otis of Wellsboro, PA; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Bruce Smith, Sr., and 2 grandchildren. In keeping with Gloria's wishes, there will be no services. A private burial will be held at the convenience of family. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, March 30, 2016

 

BREESE, Donald - Donald C. Breese, age 64, of Arnot, PA, died Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the Williamsport Hospital. He was born November 15, 1952 in Troy, PA, a son of Delbert and Florence Breese. Donald was married to Emma (Woodward) Breese. He worked as a tree trimmer for Aspen Tree Co.; enjoyed fishing and hunting. Donald is survived by his wife, Emma; 3 sons, Sean (Dar) Breese of FL, Wayne (Tammy) Woodward of Arnot, PA, Donald Breese, Jr. of Blossburg, PA; a step-son, Eben Woodward of Mansfield, PA; 2 daughters, Yvonne (Jim) Watson of VA, Fawn of PA; a step daughter, Alessia (Chris) Jackson of Mansfield, PA; 2 brothers, David "Spike" (Mary Emma) Breese of Canton, PA, Delbert "Butch" (Helen) Breese of Troy, PA; 15 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren. In keeping with Donald's wishes, there will be no services. Arrangements have been entrusted to Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. - Mansfield Gazette, May 11, 2016 

BRENNAN, Philip M. - Philip M. Brennan, 87, of Mansfield, passed away Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. He was born March 27, 1929, on the family farm in Lawrenceville, the son of Robert and Sarah Roberts Brennan. Mr. Brennan retired from teaching math at Mansfield Junior-Senior High School after 34 years service. He graduated from Mansfield State Teacher's College, and earned his Master's Degrees at Penn State University and University of New Hampshire. He was a United States Coast Guard veteran serving during the Korean Conflict, a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, and a member of American Legion Post 945. Phil was also a pioneer in the Teleteaching program sponsored by Mansfield University, a precursor to today's internet distance learning. Phil enjoyed traveling, woodworking, spending time at the Mansfield YMCA with his special friends, and especially cherished time spent with his family. Phil is survived by his wife of 61 years, the former, Rosemary Gardner; two sons and daughters-in-law, Philip Jr. and Joan of Richmond, Va., Patrick and Rebecca of S. Williamsport; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Russell Smith of S. Burlington, Vt.; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert Jr. and Gloria of Lawrenceville; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Roberta and Donald Stratton of Lawrenceville, Clarice and Stuart Allen of Staunton, Va.; two brothers-in-law, Jack Brackley of Lawrenceville, Verle Sterling of Roseville; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, Almeria Kriger, Patricia Brackley, and Janice Sterling. A memorial service for Phil will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Denise Haskins, his pastor officiating. Following the service a luncheon will be served at the church. Burial will be in Pine Cemetery, Clinton County. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Phil's memory may be made to the Mansfield YMCA, 40 Besanceney Drive Mansfield, Pa. 16933.   A service of Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St. Mansfield. -  Mansfield Gazette, 30 November 2016 

BRONSON, Chester W. - Chester W. "Chet" Bronson, 64, of Ft. Pierce, Fla., formerly of Wellsboro, passed peacefully at his home on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer.He was born July 15, 1952, in Blossburg, son of the late Veta O. (Bartholomew) Bronson and Dwight A. Bronson, Sr., both of Wellsboro.He worked as a farmer, construction worker and retired from Ft. Pierce Housing Authority after 26 years. He loved fishing, 4-wheeling, and spending time with family in later years.Chet is survived by his wife, Sandy (Spaw); one daughter, Crystal Shivers; son-in-law, Joey Shivers; grandson, James Shivers of Graceville, Fla.; one stepson, Troy Palmer of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; two sons, both of Wellsboro, Daniel Schlicher, Matthew Bronson; two brothers, Dwight A. Bronson, Jr. (Cathy) of Mansfield, Kim S. Bronson of Catlin Hollow; three sisters, Tina Bronson of Cherry Flats, Cindy Davis, (Steven) of Jersey Shore, Tammy (James) Oldham of Wellsboro; several nieces, nephews, grandchildren, aunts and uncles. In addition to his father and mother, he is predeceased by three children, twins, Terry, Tricia, son, Michael; and a brother, William E. Bronson of Wellsboro.Family and friends are invited to share memories with a service at God's Family Fellowship at 249 Old Tioga St., Wellsboro on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at 2 p.m., followed by a brief graveside service at Catlin Hollow Cemetery, weather permitting. -  Mansfield Gazette, 28 December 2016 

BROWN, Dortha - Dortha J. Finogle, 90, formerly of Shillington, passed away Feb. 14, 2016, in Berkshire Center. She was the widow of Benjamin A. Finogle, who passed away Aug. 29, 1994. Born in Liberty, she was the daughter of the late Leon E. and Alta L. (Miller) Brown. Dortha was a graduate of Liberty High School and was employed as a sewing machine operator for various manufacturers, retiring in 1984. Survivors include her children: Duane R. Finogle, Troy; Lawrence A. Finogle, Sinking Spring; Dale L. Finogle, Reading; Richard L. Finogle, Hamburg; Gary L. Finogle, Sinking Spring; David A. Finogle, Sinking Spring; Carol A. Wentzel, Lebanon; Barbara L. Finogle, Dallas; Linda K. Zeimer, West Lawn; Debra A. Schwambach, Reading; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren and a brother, Harold Brown, Liberty. She was preceded in death by children Leon A., Robert E., Jeffrey L.; Connie J. Henry; sisters Anna Mitstifer, Ruby Gastrock. Services will be held in Bean Funeral Homes, 3825 Penn Ave., Sinking Spring, Friday, Feb. 19, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends 10-11 a.m. -  Wellsboro Gazette, February 17, 2016 

BROWN, Kristy Lynn - Kristy Lynn Brown, January 10, 1985-October 17, 2016, born to Catherine Gotschall of Mansfield, PA and the late Dean Brown. She was born at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro, PA, and her life slipped away at the Geisinger Medical Unit in Danville, PA. She is survived by her mother Catherine; her beloved sons, Braedan Lee Cook, age 8, Wellsboro, PA, Calleb Lee Huck, age 5, Mansfield, PA; two sisters, Kayla and Ashely Smith of Cornelia, GA; a foster mother, Genny Fisher-Huck of Wellsboro, PA; five foster sisters, Nicole Fisher-Huck of Mansfield, PA, Megan Cohick of Williamsport, PA, Bethany and Sarah Huck, and Jennifer Watkins all of Wellsboro, PA; two foster brothers, Briar and Travis Huck both of Wellsboro, PA, a special friend Derek Youmans of Liberty, PA, and a special niece Bryar Huck. She is predeceased by her father Dean Brown and her foster father Craig Huck. Kristy's many aunts, uncles, relatives, and friends will miss her greatly. Her sons were her world and they will never be the same without her. Family and friends are invited to call Friday, October 21, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will immediately follow at 5:00 PM with Georgia Probst officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel to assist with expenses. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, 19 October 2016

 

BROTT, Judy - Judy Brott, age 49, of Blossburg, PA, died Saturday, April 2, 2016 at her home. She was born on July 14, 1966 in Blossburg, PA, a daughter of Helen (Woodworth) and Donald Brott. She worked as a custodian at Mansfield University. She is survived by her parents, Helen and Donald; a sister, Lavona Auer of Tioga, PA; two nieces, Amanda Mattison and NiChole Auer; a nephew, Shawn Gantz; 2 great nephews, Aydin and Gage. Judy was predeceased by her grandmother Rheuhama Woodworth in 2003. In keeping with Judy's wishes there will be no services. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. - Mansfield Gazette, April 6, 2016 

BRYANT, Emma M. - Emma M. Sweely, age 91, of Mansfield, PA, died Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Bradford County Manor, W. Burlington Twp. She was born July 26, 1925 in Mansfield, a daughter of Jay and Edith (Jenkins) Bryant. Emma drove school bus, worked for Finesilvers in Mansfield, Remington Rand, Mister Donut, Mansfield, and Curly's Chicken House, Elmira, NY. She was a member of the Millerton United Methodist Church, PA State Grange, and enjoyed making candy, crocheting, cooking and flower gardening. She was predeceased by her husband, Keith F. Sweely in 1987. Emma is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Susan Sweely of Mansfield, PA, James "Jim" and Emily Sweely of Millerton, PA; 2 daughters, Linda (Linda Baldassari) Sweely of Mansfield, PA, Phyllis Curren of Millerton, PA; seven grandchildren, Joseph and Tracy Sweely, Tricia Hall, Rebecca Clawson, Jay and Kelly Clawson, Angela Sweely, Chip and Brenda O'Conners, Mick and Tara O'Conners; three great grandchildren, Molli Hall, Kyli Hall and Lilly O'Conners; a sister-in-law, Marciel Holton of Horseheads, NY; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by sisters, Madeline Whitteker and Jeanette Bryant, son-in-law, Martin "Mick" "Marty" D. Curren. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, December 19, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 P.M. at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in Watson Cemetery, Roseville, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Millerton UMC Food Pantry, P O Box 177, Millerton, PA 16936. - Mansfield Gazette, 21 December 2016

BRYSON, Annette B. -  Annette B. Olofson, age 77 of 265 Church St., Westfield, Pa. passed away December 23, 2016 at her home. She was born July 6, 1939 in Coudersport, Pa. the daughter of Edgar and Dorotha Peer Bryson. She was preceded in death by her husband John L. Olofson Feb. 4, 2013. She is survived by her daughter, Teresa A. Olofson, Galeton, Pa., son Timothy L. (Kathy) Olofson, Goose Creek, SC., grandchildren, Grace, Eva and Jack all of Galeton, Pa., brother and sister in law, Ronald D. and Isabel Bryson, Port St. Lucie, Fl., several nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews. Special canine friend "Lucy". She was a member of the Westfield United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, King's Daughters, past member of the Penna. Nurses Assn., Crary Vol. Hose. Co., Honorary member of the Tioga Co. Fire Police, worked for over 20 years at Charles Cole Hospital as a registered nurse and 5 years at the Green Home. Friends are invited to Annette's memorial service at the Westfield United Methodist Church, Friday Dec. 30, 2016 at 2:00 pm. Ed Heyler, officiating. Burial will follow in Champlin Cemetery, Westfield, Pa., Memorial donations may be made to the Westfield Public Library. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield, Pa. - Mansfield Gazette, 28 December 2016

BUCK, Thomas Leon - Thomas Leon Buck, 62, of Wellsboro passed away suddenly Friday morning, August 5, 2016, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was born December 17, 1953, in Wellsboro; a son of Kenneth N. “Bucky” and Diana G. (Wilkinson) Buck.  Thomas was married August 27, 1981 to the former Lucia Wilcox, who survives. Thomas was a pipefitter for Osram, for over 29 years retiring just a month ago.  Early in his life he was employed by Cornell’s Agway; in addition he farmed. Thomas was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose of Wellsboro and the Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Club.  He enjoyed NASCAR and truly loved his days in the demolition derby. In addition to his wife, Lucia and his mother, Diana, he is survived by two brothers, Michael Buck (Lauri) of Wellsboro and Gregory S. Day of Mainesburg; his sister, Melinda “Mindy” Saunders (Scott) of Wellsboro; nephews, Christopher Buck and Matt Day and his niece, Alissa Buck; and there are ten nieces and nephews and eighteen grand nieces and  grand nephews on Lucia's side. Special friends, Herv Benson, Woody and Mary Wood; mother–in-law, Lucia Wilcox; brothers and sisters-in-law, Randy and Lori Pier, Wellsboro, Rick and Pam Wilcox, Belfast, NY, John and Tammy Wilcox, Fillmore, NY, Sue and Rich Polochock, Rochester, NY , Mark Wilcox and Lori, his fiancée, Fillmore, NY and Cheryl and Stewart Fuller, Angelica, NY.  He was preceded in death by his father, Bucky and his father-in-law, Charles Wilcox. Friends and family are invited to Tom’s Life Celebration, Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd, 139 Main St., Wellsboro; from 1-3 PM, funeral service to follow at 3:00 PM with Pastor Kristi Webster officiating.   Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Attn: Tribute Program PO Box 1000, Memphis, TN 38148 or Niles Valley UMC, 10991 Route 287, Wellsboro, PA 16901. - Mansfield Gazette, August 10, 2016

BURTON, Cynthia - Cynthia Cavanaugh, age 62, of Morris, PA, died Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 11, 1953 in Blossburg, PA, a daughter of Rex L. and Ann (Stradley) Burton. Cynthia loved horses and spending time with her family. Cynthia is survived by a son, Joe Burton of Morris, PA; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Keri and Tom Alexander of Morris, PA, and Jan and Jason Sandmann of Ephrata, PA; 2 grandchildren, Dylan Cavanaugh and Jayden Sandmann; 1 great granddaughter, Lilly Cavanaugh. She was predeceased by her parents; 2 brothers, and companion, Bill Moran. In keeping with Cynthia's wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, August 24, 2016 

BUTTON, Alcena - Alcena K. Shelman, 73, formerly of Mansfield, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Broad Acres.  She was born October 24, 1942 in Keeneyville, PA, the daughter of the late Forest and Bernice Button. Surviving are her sons, Brian Shelman, Mansfield, Kevin Shelman, Blossburg, Craig Shelman, Wellsboro, Terry Shelman and Alan Shelman, both of Covington; 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Dick Button, Addison, NY and Gene Button, Tioga. In addition to her parents, Alcena was preceded in death by her son Scott Shelman; sister, Ruthadele Cummings; brothers, Lyle, Ken and Lester Button. In keeping with Alcena’s wishes, services and burial will be private and held at the convenience of the family. - Mansfield Gazette, June 1, 2016 

BUTTON, Betty Jean - Betty Jean Jackson, age 65 of Middlebury Center, PA passed away at her home on Sunday, July 10, 2016. Born April 16, 1951 in Middlebury Center, she was the daughter of the late Bruce R. and Bessie (Appleby) Button. Betty worked at Tioga Publishing Company. She loved Native American, nature, animals, photography, painting and music. She is survived by her sisters, Mary Jane Allan (and fiance, Stephen Johnson) of Elmira, NY, Judy (Ronald) Costley of Caton, NY, Joyce Mason of Lawrenceville, PA, Pattie (Benjamin) Snyder of Lindley, NY, Joan (Bradley) Kline Sr. of Middlebury Center, PA and Jane Rucker of Nelson, PA; nephews, John (Jennifer) Barley of Cowpens, SC and James (Kimberly) Barley of Middlebury Center and numerous other nieces, nephews and cousins. Betty was preceded in death by her adopted parents, Carlyle and Ruth (Cass) Jackson; brothers, Bruce, Frank, Ellis, Robert and Burdette Button and Richard Parish and two sisters, Charlotte Button Plank and Susan Parish Caldwell. Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland on Saturday from 12:00 – 2:00 PM. A memorial service will be held immediately following at 2:00 PM with Rev. Larry O'Dell officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the funeral home to help with the funeral expenses. -  Mansfield Gazette, July 13, 2016 

BUTTON, Oliver - Oliver Lafe Button, 85, born Sept. 22,1930, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of the late Lafayette and Phoebe Hughes Button of Tioga. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 62 years, Virginia Wheeler Button. He and his wife owned and operated Button Hill Farms before turning it over to the next generation exactly 50 years later. Oliver always had a story, piece of history, or words of wisdom to share with anyone willing to listen. In his younger years he was an excellent dancer and avid roller-skater. He was a member of the Episcopal Church, past member of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, the National Grange, and a past 4-H leader. In addition to being a dairy farmer, Oliver also sold Ridgedply Rafters, building materials, and dairy equipment. His legacy will be carried on by his five children and their spouses, Joyce Button of Pine City, Duane and Dani Button of Gillett, Byron and Betsy Button of Tioga, Penny and Tom Ostrander of Millerton, Craig and Bobbi Button of Millerton; grandchildren, Marisa (Jim) Curry of Tallahassee, Drew (Brett) Carmen of Troy, Joseph (Stefanie) Button of Tioga, Julie (Luke) Hess of Millerton, Byron (Crystal) Button of Tioga, Trista (companion, Tom) Ranck of Elmira, Kyle (fiancé, Stacey) Ranck of Millerton, Macenzie (Shelby) Button of Millerton, Macory Button of Millerton, Rico Neumann of Millerton; great-grandchildren, Tate, Pyper and Lila Button, Lily, Charlie, Henry, and Sammy Hess, Christina, Sierra, Cayden, and Jonas Button, Delany Carmen, Quinn Curry, Josh Weed; sisters-in-law, Carol Button of Tioga, Arleen Button of Mansfield; brother-in-law, Richard (Lois) Wheeler of Gillett; sister-in-law, Myrtle Wheeler of Pine City; and brother-in-law, Wayne White of Murrells Inlet, S.C. Oliver is predeceased by sisters, Norma Webster, Eleanor Wodarski, Sylvia Crans; brothers, Elwin and Charles Button; granddaughter, Amber Jean Button; great-granddaughter, Violet Eve Button; brother-in-law, Earl Wheeler; and sister-in-law, Beverly White.Calling hours will be Tuesday, May 31 from 5 to 8 p.m., with services on Wednesday, June 1 at 10 a.m. Niece Kim Snyder will officiate. Interment will be at Alder Run Cemetery, Millerton. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Oliver's memory to the Jackson Center United Methodist Church, Jackson Center Road, Millerton, Pa. 16936. - Mansfield Gazette, June 1, 2016

CANONICO, Joseph Anthony - Cpt. Joseph Anthony Canonico (USMC, Ret.), 84, of Charleston, S.C., formerly of Wellsboro, and husband of Judith Ann Horwitz Canonico entered into eternal rest Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. His funeral service and burial will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. Arrangements are by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mount Pleasant Chapel.Joseph was born June 11, 1932, in Englewood, N.J., son of the late Dominic Canonico and Mary Sokolik Canonico.Joseph was a "Bootstrap" Marine enlisting in 1951 and retiring as Captain in 1979. He was a veteran of Korea and Vietnam. During his 28 years on active duty he obtained his undergraduate degree from Chapman University and an MBA from Pepperdine University. Following retirement, Joseph pursued a career as a social worker and retired from Tioga County Human Services in Wellsboro. During this period, he obtained a Masters in Social Work from Temple University. His career transitioned into a psychotherapist and founded Integrating Social Services. Joseph with his wife relocated very happily to Charleston, S.C. within the past few years.He is survived by his wife, Judith Canonico of Daniel Island, S.C. He is additionally survived by children from his first marriage to Loretta Brennan Canonico include two daughters, Mary C. Tindle (John) of Monument, Colo.; Therese C. Mazloom (Aboly) of West Columbia, S.C.; son, Joseph A. Canonico, Jr. of Monument, Colo.; and grandson, William D. Fetty of Madison, Wis. Memorials may be made to Drayton Hall Preservation Trust, 3380 Ashley River Road, Charleston, S.C. 29414 (where Joseph volunteered) or the Low Country Food Bank, 2864 Azalea Dr. Charleston, S.C .29405. -  Mansfield Gazette, 28 December 2016

CASBEER, LaVerne E. - LaVerne E. Casbeer, age 79 of Addison, NY passed away on Monday, October 24, 2016 at his daughter’s home in Elmira Heights. Born March 21, 1937 of Austin, PA, he was the son of the late Ward and Lena (Williams) Casbeer. LaVerne worked for Corning Inc. for over 35 years. He was an avid outdoorsman, loved to hunt and fish and was an avid Yankees fan. He is survived by his wife, Linda; two sons, Mike (Pam) Casbeer of Lawrenceville and Dan Casbeer of Syracuse, NY; a daughter, Debbie Sherman and Dan Knowles of Elmira Heights, NY; five grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; step children, Max (Sharon) Black of Big Flats, NY, Dawn (David) Thomas of Campbell, NY, Linda (David) Brown of Corning, NY, Joan (Richard) Teall of Addison, NY, Elton (Laura) Black of Corning, NY and Jason Black of Addison, NY; several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren; his brothers, Gordon (Peggy) Casbeer of Jersey Shore, PA and Bob (Cora) Casbeer of Addison, NY; a sister, Katherine Earle of Elkland, PA and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland on Thursday, 3:00 – 6:00 PM. A funeral service will be held immediately following at 6:00 PM with Rev. Mary Dotson officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the American Kidney Foundation, Northeast Regional Office, 145 Pinelawn Rd., Suite 320N, Melville, NY 11747. -Mansfield Gazette, 26 October 2016

 CASSUDAKIS, Leonard N. - Leonard N. Cassudakis, 82, of Wellsboro, died on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. He was born on Jan. 18, 1934, in Warren, Ohio, a son of the late Nicolas and Irene (Papalois) Cassudakis and was the husband of the late Ursula C. (Jarvis) Cassudakis. He was formerly employed by Ward Manufacturing as a plant engineer.He is survived by a daughter, Rena Sue Cassudakis of Amesville, Ohio; grandson, James (Lydia) Cassudakis of Muncy, Ind.; great-granddaughter, Alayna Cassudakis; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Cassudakis of Warren, Ohio. He was predeceased by a son, James Cassudakis and a brother, George Cassudakis. Friends are invited to gather at Leo's home at 69 Pearl St, Wellsboro, on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m., for a time of food and fellowship. Interment will be in Amesville Cemetery, Amesville, Ohio. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. -  Mansfield Gazette, September 7, 2016

CATE, William Ward - William Ward Cate, 86, of Madison passed away on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at Dogwood Village in Orange, Va. He was born on Nov. 29, 1930, in Montour Falls, N.Y., to the late Bert Clarence Cate and Ruth Eliza Spencer Cate. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Louis Clarence Cate; three sisters, Dorothy Lancashire, Margaret Ward and Barbara White.He is survived by his wife, Eugenia (Genie) Harper Cate; three sons, Brett V. Cate of Monroeville, Spencer W. Cate of Sterling, Va., Barry H. Cate of Naperville, Ill..; five grandchildren, Devin and Samantha Cate, Trevor and Adam Cate, and Barry T. Cate; nieces and nephews, Marti Cate, Pat Bridge, Peggy Kelley, Barbara Halpern, Paul Cate, Ronald White, and Thomas White.Bill was born and raised in his beloved hometown of Montour Falls, N.Y., where the local school still bears his father's name. He graduated from Hamilton College, near Syracuse, N.Y., where his life-long devotion to the Syracuse basketball team had its roots. Throughout his life, Bill expressed deep appreciation for the education he received at Hamilton and attended many reunions until is health prevented his attendance after his 60th year. Upon graduation, he and his roommate of four years enlisted in the Army, expecting to be assigned together. Instead, Bob was sent to Korea and Bill to Germany. Bill returned home three years later to begin his civilian career at Westinghouse, then moved to Merganthaler in Wellsboro, and was swept away at his first sight of Eugenia Harper. He demanded that his friends arrange a blind date and the rest is history. Bill and Genie were married in 1960, moved to State College, where Bill took a position with HRB Singer, then transferred to the new town of Reston, Va., where they settled with their three sons until retirement. After Genie sold her Great Falls Greenhouses business, they moved to Madison, Va. where they raised peonies, day lilies, and iris and where Bill continued to lead his sons and grandchildren in their unflagging support of Syracuse basketball and of his beloved New York Yankees and New York Giants, teams which have Bill to thank for their most avid fan base. Bill's cheers will no longer be heard, but the chorus he has raised will shout all the louder in his honor.The family wishes to thank Dogwood Village and Legacy Hospice for their excellent care given to Bill. Memorial contributions may be sent to Hamilton College, Attention: Scholarships, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, N.Y. 13323. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. -  Mansfield Gazette, 7 December 2016

 19702   CHAMBERLAIN, Wade William - Wade William Chamberlain, 47, of Warrenton, Va. passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2016.As a senior sales engineer, Wade worked at AGC Heat Transfer since 1998, where he also served as the company president for many years. Following his graduation from Mansfield High School in Mansfield, Wade proudly served in the United States Navy. While serving, Wade earned his Bachelors and Masters degree in Engineering from Penn State University and is a member of the Society of Professional Engineers. Wade was a loyal and devoted husband, father and friend, a brilliant engineer, mechanic and inventor, an avid car enthusiast and champion autocrosser. He held memberships with the Capital Area Cobra Club and the Sports Car Club of America. Wade also loved to homebrew and was a member of the Prince William Brewers Guild. In addition to his father, William R. Chamberlain and wife Carol; his mother Carol Isaacson Harvey and husband Larry, Wade is survived by his loving wife, Beth of 23 years; son, Adam; daughter, Shayna; brother, Kyle Chamberlain and his wife Rebecca; step-sister, Dawn Johnson and her husband Randy; step-brother, Darryl Harvey and his wife Amy; sisters-in-law, Marilyn Brown and her husband Tracy, Lisa Simmons and her husband Bob; mother and father-in-law, Judy and Jerry Lasman; his six nieces and nephews and many friends. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday April 8, from 1 to 3 p.m., at Airlie Resort in Warrenton Va. (6809 Airlie Road Warrenton, Va. 20187) In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Wade's honor to your favorite charity - Mansfield Gazette, April 13, 2016 

CLARK, Geraldine - Geraldine Mae (Clark) McGuinn, born May 11, 1934, died Sunday June 19, 2016, age 82. "When you are born, you cry and the world rejoices. Live your life so when you die, you rejoice and the world cries!" This is what "Jerry" did; she touched the lives of many people, and helped those who needed it. She taught the lesson of unconditional love and compassion. Jerry worked at Bucks County Community College, The Breakers Hotel in Florida, The Dutch Pantry, and The Green Home in Wellsboro before her retirement. She was a member of the Lutheran Church, who enjoyed cooking for people, cracking hickory nuts, puzzles, bingo, fishing with her grandsons and playing with her grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, John A. Sr. and Goldie Mae (Beegle) Clark; her husband Thomas L. McGuinn, on August 5, 2002; a daughter, Marybeth; triplet sons, Michael, Leo and Frank; 4 brothers, Bud, George, Jim, and Paul; 2 infant sisters, Dorothy and Martha, and an infant granddaughter who died at birth. She is survived by 2 sons and a daughter, Thomas (Carol) McGuinn of Mansfield, PA, Robert McGuinn of Oregon and Susan Hess of Florida; a brother, John A. Clark Jr. ; 2 sisters, Norma (Allen) Baker Bedford and Mildred Stanko Bedford, PA; 6 grandchildren, Daniel, Theresa, Christina, Richard, Cassie, and Harley; 5 Great-Grandchildren, Zachariah, Nichole, Elizabeth, Michael, Michaela, Cordell and Wayde ; 2 great-great-grandchildren, Brayden and Derek. "There is no death, only a change of worlds. They are not dead who live in the hearts they leave behind. Our first teacher is our hearts." The burial will be at Saint Mark's Lutheran Cemetery, Friends Cove, PA. A memorial service will be held at a later date, for details and information call Thomas McGuinn 570-662-3924. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 Main St., Mansfield, PA. - Mansfield Gazette, June 22, 2016

CLARK, RoseMarie - RoseMarie Perry, formerly of Wellsboro, went to be with the Lord, on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015 at her home in Ocala, Fla. Born June 21, 1944, in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Nellie Clark. She graduated in 1962 from Wellsboro Senior High School.She was preceded in death by her brother, Larry Clark. She is survived by her husband, John Perry of Ocala Fla.; two children, Robert 'Robby' (Susan) Perri, Jr. of New York; daughter, Donna Hipona of Florida; two sisters, Bonnie (William) Foster of New York, Sherry (Larry) Rose of Tennessee; two brothers, Harold Clark, Gerald Carter both of Wellsboro; two stepsons, Chris and Jason (Marsha) Perry; four step-grandchildren of Texas; several niece's and nephews. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to  St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in her name. -  Wellsboro Gazette, January 6, 2016 

CLIFFORD, Joyce - Joyce Wunderlich died peacefully Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 at age of 89.Joyce was born in Akron, Ohio, grew up in Corry and graduated from Corry Area High School in 1945. She received her Bachelor of Music degree at Houghton College, Master's degree from Ithaca College and Doctorate of Arts in Music from Carnegie Mellon University. She dedicated her professional life to music education for children. After teaching in public schools for 11 years, she joined the faculty of Mansfield University where she was a Professor of Music for 32 years. Upon retirement from Mansfield University as chair of the music department in 1997, she moved to Rochester, N.Y. She spent many summers at the Chautauqua Institution.Survived by her daughter, Myra (Roy) Wiener, son, Marshall (Christine) Wunderlich; grandchildren, Aaron (Valerie Lou) Weaver, Sarah (Mark) Hodges, Susan Wiener, Renée Wunderlich, Clayton Wunderlich; great-grandchildren, Katelyn Hodges, Asher Lou-Weaver; sister-in-law, Barbara Clifford; nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. She was preceded in death by her brother James Clifford and son, Marvin Wunderlich. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Nov. 27, at Third Presbyterian Church, 4 Meigs St., Rochester, N.Y In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Clifford Endowed Music Scholarship at Houghton College, Houghton, N.Y. 14744. -  Mansfield Gazette, November 16, 2016 

COBB, Rick E. - Rick E. Cobb, age 57, of Wellsboro, PA, died Sunday, September 11, 2016 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. He was born February 23, 1959 in Wellsboro, PA, a son of John and Shirley (Johnson) Cobb. Rick was married to Pamela (Comstock) Cobb and was employed by Billy Priset Construction of Wellsboro. He enjoyed building, hunting and pushing his granddaughter in the swing. Rick is survived by his wife, Pamela; 3 sons and a daughter-in-law, Kyle and Brittany Borden of Alum Bridge WV, Justin Cobb of Wellsboro, PA, Jamie Cobb of Wellsboro; a brother, Duane Cobb of Wellsboro; a granddaughter, Emilia Borden; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Jacqueline Doud in 2013. In keeping with Rick's wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. – Mansfield Gazette, September 14, 2016

COLLINS, Marjorie C. - Marjorie C. Kriner, 78, of Morris, PA, passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, PA.  She was the wife of Lyle P. Kriner, whom she married on September 28, 1974.  Marjorie was born April 11, 1938 in Morris, PA. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Ruth (Osborn) Collins. Marjorie was a graduate of Liberty High school.  She worked as secretary for Pa. Dept. of Transportation, retiring after 33 years. Marjorie was a member of Morris UMC.  In addition she belonged to Mary Wells Chapter #452 O.E.S. Wellsboro, PA. Surviving are her husband Lyle; stepdaughters, Elthea (Keith) Maust, FL Keys and Edyth May, Wellsboro, PA; sister, Naomi (Martin) Patt, Wellsboro, PA and brother, Donald (Jean) Collins, Morris, PA; four step-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren;  three nephews and a niece. Friends and family are invited to Marjorie’s Life Celebration on Monday, August 29, 2016, from 12-1 PM  at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA. Funeral service to follow at 1:00 PM. Burial will be in the West Branch Cemetery.    Memorials may be made in Marjorie’s name to Twin Tiers Regional Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, PO Box 1306, Elmira, NY 14902.- Mansfield Gazette, August 31, 2016

CONNELLY, Harriett - Harriett R. Holleman, 73, of Blossburg, died Saturday May 7, 2016, surrounded by her family, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born May 28, 1942 the daughter of Glen and Irene Clemons Connelly. Harriett was preceded in death by her husband James Holleman in 2009. Harriett was a retired nurses’ aide from the Liberty Schools. She was the involved with the Blossburg State Coal Festival Inc.  from the conception, 24 years ago, she severed as secretary.   Surviving Harriett are her daughters and sons-in-law; Tina (Nicholas) Krystofiak, and Sheri (Gus) Ricciardelli, siblings Kathleen Redden, Lucille Smith, and Gary Connelly, and sister-in-law Clara Dominikoski. Family and friends will be received at Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Tuesday May 10th from 11a.m. until 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Michele Somerville officiating. Interment will be at Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. If desired donations may be directed to the Blossburg Fire and Ambulance Association. -Mansfield Gazette, May 11, 2016 

COOK, Beverly - Beverly J. Akey, age 81 of Wellsboro, PA passed away at her home on Monday, February 22, 2016. Born June 7, 1934 in Galeton, PA, she was the daughter of the late George and Florence (Main) Cook. Beverly married Elwynn G. Akey, who passed away on Sept. 30, 2015. Beverly worked at Mergenthaler Inc. for 23 years as an inspector. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and enjoyed crocheting, quilting and cooking. She is survived by her son, Elwynn G. Akey, Jr. of Mansfield; her daughters, Beverly “Chickie” Hitman of Wellsboro and Ramona and Dennis Winters of Wellsboro; 10 grandchildren, Crystal Smith, April Kenney, Brandy Herring, Danielle Decker, Ty Hitman, Noel Ross, Nathan Kenney, Wynn Przybycien and Brittany Everetts; special great granddaughter, Autumn Smith and 33 great grandchildren; sister, Donna Jenkins of Corning, NY and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Beverly was preceded in death by her husband, Elwynn; a brother, Claude C. Cook and her sister, Roberta Rumsey. Family will receive friends at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St. on Friday, 2:00 -4:00 and 6:00 -8:00PM. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, 2:00 PM with Pastor Kelvin Yoder officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Tioga Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, In Honor of Autumn Smith, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. -  Wellsboro Gazette, March 2, 2016 

COSTANTINI, Vincent - Vincent J. Costantini, 79, of Palmyra, passed away Monday, March 7, 2016. Born Feb. 13, 1937, in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Vincenzo and Julia (DiRenzo) Costantini. He was the husband of the late Florence L. (Krout) Costantini and was also preceded in death by a brother, Samuel Costantini.He was a self-employed grocery store owner in Roseville and was a United States Army veteran.Surviving are his children, Philip Costantini of Hummelstown, Pamela, wife of William Trautman of Lebanon; siblings, Marie Ciallella of Bristol, Augustus, husband of Donna Costantini of Levittown, Maurice, husband of Charlotte Costantini of Fenton, Mich., Kay, wife of William Tomlinson of Hulmeville; sister-in-law, Faith Costantini of South Hampton; and grandchildren, Molly and Wade Trautman, with whom he loved to spend time.Private interment, with military honors, will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society , P.O. Box 1274, Lebanon, Pa. 17042 or to the VA Medical Center Hospice Unit, 1700 South Lincoln Avenue, Lebanon, Pa. 17042. Share condolences at BuseFuneralHome.com -  Mansfield Gazette, March 9, 2016 

CRATSLEY, Shirley - Shirley A. Houghtaling, 78, of Potter Brook Road, Sabinsville, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, surrounded by her family in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport. Born July 15, 1937, in Ulysses, she was the daughter of LeRoy and Mildred Quackenbush Cratsley. On June 22, 1956, in Galeton, she married Durell R. Houghtaling, who predeceased her on July 17, 2015. Surviving are 11 children, Sandra (Robert) Worthington of Ulysses, Wanda (Daniel) Ulrich of Westfield, Cameron (Nancy) Houghtaling of Portland, Tenn., Durell (Donna) Houghtaling, Jr. of Harrison Valley, Marietta Morrow of Harrison Valley, Timothy (Jessica) Houghtaling of Horseheads, N.Y., Marlin (Cathy) Houghtaling of Mills, Sharon (Vaughan) Taft of Woodhull, N.Y., Monte (Julie) Houghtaling of Harrison Valley, Carmen (Deborah) Houghtaling of Sabinsville, Rusty (Brenda) Houghtaling of Westfield; 24 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; a brother, Fred (Sonja) Cratsley of Wayne, N.Y.; three sisters, Mary Lou (Basil) McCutcheon of Harrison Valley, Jane (William) Putman of Westfield, Sharon (Jeff) Dencenburg of Wayne, N.Y.; nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her step-father, Homer Smith; a sister, Lucy E. Force; and a brother, Chet Cratsley. Friends may call Thursday, Feb. 11, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, where funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 12, at 11 a.m. Rev. David Brelo will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Memorials may be made to God's New Beginnings Church, 104 East Main St., Harrison Valley, Pa. 16927. -  Wellsboro Gazette, February 10, 2016 

CROOKS, Charles - Charles L. “Chuck” Crooks, age 91, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Monday, April 25, 2016.  He was born on March 28, 1925 in Antrim, PA, a son of the late Charles E. and Jennie (Carpenter) Crooks.  Chuck was married for 70 years to Evelyn L. (Kane) Crooks and enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing and snowmobiling.  He was retired from Corning Glass works and GTE, Wellsboro, PA.  He is survived by his wife: Evelyn, son and daughter-in-law: James and Karen Crooks of Covington, PA, daughter and son-in-law: Roxanne and Bill Glenn of CA, 3 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be private.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. - Mansfield Gazette, April 27, 2016 

CUNEO, Christopher W. - Christopher W. Cuneo, 66, of 9 White Birch Circle, Wellsboro, passed into God's presence on June 28, 2016. He was born Aug. 14, 1949, and is survived by his wife, Veronica. A life celebration will be held on Saturday, July 9, at 1 p.m., at the Harvest Bible Chapel, 115 Freedom Rd, Mifflinburg. -  Mansfield Gazette, July 6, 2016 

CURREN, Martin D. - Martin D. Curren -“Mickey” aka “Marty”-Age 72 of Millerton, PA. Passed away peacefully and went to be with his “Lord” on Sat. Nov. 19, 2016 at Arnot-Ogden Medical surrounded by family and friends. Born July 14, 1944 in Elmira, NY, Martin was a son to the late, Duane W. & Irma Frickle Curren. Martin and his wife the former, Phyllis Sweely were married on Jan. 3, 1970. Martin attended Williamson High School, Williamsport Technical College where he studied to be a heavy equipment operator and serviceman, trainings at the Upstate Council of Operating Engineers along with continued training with Caterpillar Co. of Baltimore, MD. Martin was a veteran of the US Army having proudly served his country, serving with the 101st Airborne Div. 326th Engineer USARPAC, in Vietnam. Martin was awarded the Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal. Vietnam Service Medial and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. Martin was a 50 year member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 832B, having worked for many contracting companies both highway, heavy and building trades, and having lastly worked for JF & JP Wenzel Contractors, Elmira Heights prior to his retirement. Martin served his community as a Jackson Township Supervisor for 24 years, was a Board Member of Jackson Township Parks & Rec., a volunteer for the township recycling program. Martin was a member of the Millerton U. M. Church where he served as a trustee and volunteer for the Millerton U.M. Food Pantry, along with being connected with the Friday Night Kids Club. But Martin will best be remembered for his BBQ chicken cooking skills he displayed each Memorial Day. Martin was also a member of the American Legion Post #0746, Corning, NY. Upon retirement Martin pursued his love of Antique Allis Chalmer Tractors, collecting all he could, and traveling to many shows with his neighbor and friends. Martin loved the outdoors, either hunting, fishing, cutting wood or helping harvest crops for his neighbors at Maple Knoll Farms. Martin was a quick to lend a hand to those in need of help. He also enjoyed helping behind the scenes for the Earth Day Celebration at Mill Cove Environmental area, at Mill Creek, PA. Martin and his wife loved to travel and did so whenever they could. His fondest trips were with his brother and friends to the Bob Marshall Wilderness in Montana to hunt Elk, trips to Alaska and the National parks of the Southwest with his friends Art & Joyce, and a trip of a lifetime up the Amazon River. Martin is survived by his wife and friend of 46 years, Phyllis Sweely Curren; brothers, Timothy (Heidi) Curren, with daughter, Tina; Robert Larue (and friend, Jeannie) Curren, with daughter, Molly; sisters, Cynthia Heatherington, with son Gene (Janet) Holland; mother-in-law, Emma Bryant Sweely; brothers-in-law, Roger (Sue) Sweely, their children,Tricia and Joe (Tracey); James (Edie) Sweely with daughter, Angela; sisters-in-law, Linda Sweely with Rebecca Clawson, Jay (Kelly) Clawson and Linda Baldassari. In addition to his parents, Martin was predeceased by father-in-law, Keith Sweely; nephew, Eddie Ayres and brother-in-law, Joel Clawson. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Fri. Nov. 25, 2016 between the hours of 12 (noon) -3 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 3:15 p.m. with Pastor Laureen Bissonette officiating. Full military honors will be accorded Mr. Curren. Burial at the Millerton Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Special thanks to the Medical Staff of the ICU Dept. 3-B, 2-B and 4D at AOMC; Dr. Mauri, Stephanie and office staff of Arnot Health, Broadway, Southport. Memorial donations may be directed to the Millerton UM Food Pantry, PO Box 177 Millerton, PA 16936 or Mill Cove, 54 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA 16933. - Mansfield Gazette, 30 November 2016 

CUSHMAN, Anne - Anne C. Miller, age 79, of Covington, PA, died Friday, February 12, 2016 at Broad Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA. She was born January 7, 1937 in Pulaski, NY, a daughter of Audley and Carol (Turner) Cushman. Anne was the widow of Ronald Miller who passed away July 25, 2014. She was an insurance agent for Nationwide Insurance before she retired. Anne was a member of the Wellsboro BPW and enjoyed spending time with family and friends, her kitties, Booger and Orangeman, singing, and cleaning her home. Anne is survived by a daughter, Cherry (Ted) Wilson of Mansfield, PA; a son, Ronald C. Miller, II of Carlisle, PA; former daughter-in-law, Arlene Button Miller of Camp Hill, PA; 3 grandchildren, Chad Smith, Ronald C. Miller, III serving his country in Kuwait, and Jacob Miller; 1 great granddaughter, Olivia Smith; a brother, Jim (Vivian) Wilkens of Trumansburg, NY; 2 sisters, Phyllis Wyckoff of FL, Susan (Keith) Hartman of TX; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great great nieces and great great nephews; a special friend, Mary Cooper of Blossburg, PA. She was predeceased by a brother, David Cushman. In keeping with Anne's wishes, there will be no services. Memorial donations may be made in Anne's memory 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, February 17, 2016 

CRUISE, Flora - Flora B. Schmoock passed away peacefully, at the age of 86, with two of her daughters at her side on Thursday April 14, 2016, at Arden Courts of Yardley. Flora was born May 16, 1929, in Hatboro, a daughter of the late James and Margaret Cruise. She grew up in Newtown. After her marriage to Roy F Schmoock in 1949, she resided in Ivyland and Yardley and eventually retired with her husband to Morris (near Wellsboro), in 1990. Her husband Roy, most commonly known as Smokey, died in 2010 after 61 years of marriage. Flora lived with her daughter, Carol outside of Ithaca N.Y. for almost four years before returning to Bucks County in September of 2015 to spend time with her daughters, Linda and Connie; their daughters; her great-grandchildren; and her long-time friend, Pat Morrow. Flora was a homemaker, real estate agent and bank teller at First National Bank of Newtown in the Richboro and Washing Crossing branches. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, bingo, and other board games . She also enjoyed the beach and spending time with family and friends. But, the thing she loved most was her time with her husband, Smokey. Flora is survived by three daughters, Linda Brayshaw of Yardley, Carol Schmoock of Freeville, N.Y., Connie Egan of Feasterville; four sisters, Margaret Barnett, Ann Schindewolf, Jane James, Lee Caldwell; three grandchildren, Melinda Gordon, Lisa Miller, Courtney Werner; seven great-grandchildren, Sydney, Taylor, Charlotte and Ben Gordon, Connor, Vera and Colton Werner; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Roy; her grandson, Michael Brayshaw and her dear friend Pat Burger. Friends and family are invited to attend her memorial service at 7 p.m., Monday, May 16, at the Woodside Presbyterian Church, 1667 Edgewood Road,Yardley. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cleveland Clinic/Philanthropy Institute, P.O. Box 931517,Cleveland, Ohio, 44193-1655. -  Mansfield Gazette, April 27, 2016 

CUDA, Mary A. - Mary A. (Cuda) Ditchfield of Trout Run, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2016, at the Hershey Medical Center with her husband and family by her side. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ann Snyder and Frank Cuda and sister, Michelle Predmore.Mary believed and trusted the Lord and was devoted to family and friends always putting them before her. She was full of gratitude and pride for all of their accomplishments. She graduated from Williamsport High School in 1976 and worked all her adult life with people, providing hospitality, food, and service, which was her nature. Her smile, her light and her "can do" spirit were contagious. Mary wanted to do something she believed in and was led in recent years to work at the Williamsport Grower's Market and Beech Grove Farm. She loved music and it filled the air wherever she went. Several of her many favorites were the Allman Brothers Band, Railroad Earth and Cabinet. Mary and Mike lived on the creek for 26 years where they enjoyed visits by the neighborhood bald eagles and never tired of seeing them.Mary is survived by her husband, Michael Ditchfield; her son, Ralph (Meg) Colone; precious granddaughters, Madeline and Abigail; mother-in-law, Bunny Ditchfield, all of Williamsport; sisters, Sherry Bodine (Chuck Swimelar), Suzanne (Rick) Niles of Wellsboro, Patricia (Bart) Langemeier of Red Lodge, Mont.; brothers, Frank (Judy) Cuda of Levittown, Mark Cuda of Talkeetna, Ak.; step-mother, Mary Jane Cuda of Mesa, Ariz.; sister-in-laws, Melanie (Thomas) Hensel of Elizabethtown, Michele (Mark) Manganello of Gilbert, Ariz.; brother-in-law, Don (Erlin) Predmore of Hilham, Tenn.; 14 nieces and nephews; six great-nieces and nephews.Visitation will be at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 142 N. Market St., Williamsport, Sunday, July 17 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Visitation also on Monday, July 18, from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. The Rev. Kenneth Elkin will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to local MS charity, local  Relay For Life or Williamsport Growers Market, c/o Sarah Way, 597 Harris Lane, Montoursville, Pa. 17754. -  Mansfield Gazette, July 13, 2016 

CUMMINGS, Bruce L. - Bruce L. Cummings, age 77, of Mainesburg, PA, went to be with his lord on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at home after a long illness. He was a retired cable lineman foreman for Pete’s cable Inc. He was predeceased by his parents William and Elise (Howe) Cummings of Mansfield, PA; a sister, Sharon Cummings of TX; a brother, Allen Cummings of Caton, NY. Bruce is survived by a brother, Stephen and June Cummings of Wellsboro, PA; a sister, Cheryl and Doug Dewalt of Mainesburg, PA; a sister-in-law, Bea Cummings of Caton, NY; several children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, July 22, 2016 from 3:00 to 4:00 at the Mainesburg Community Center, Mainesburg, PA. Immediately to follow will be a memorial service at 4:00 PM with Pastor John Shultz officiating. – Mansfield Gazette, July 20, 2016 

DARTT, Richard - Richard F. Dartt, 92, Harrodsburg, Ky., died Monday, March 21, 2016.Born Oct. 15, 1923, in Wellsboro, he was the son of the late Myron S. and Christine (Peterson) Dartt. Funeral services are at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 24, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Terry Morrison. Burial with military rites will follow in the Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 23, at Ransdell Funeral Chapel. Memorials are suggested to Harrodsburg Baptist Church Foundation, 312 S. Main St., Harrodsburg, Ky. 40330. -  Mansfield Gazette, March 30, 2016 

DAVIS, Mary - Mary E. Davis age 84 of Lawrenceville, Pa. passed away May 5, 2016 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, Pa. She was born July 21, 1931 in Lawrence Twp., Pa. the daughter of Welcome and Veryl Brockway Davis. She was a nurse's assistant at the Green Home for 20 yrs. , loved to bake, her family and friends and was a very loving and caring lady. She is survived by the daughter she never had, Melissa Wilson, Lawrenceville, Pa. nieces and nephews, Cindy Davis Walker, Erwin, NY., Angela Degarmo, Lawrenceville, Pa., Kelvin Davis, Florida, John Stevens, Lawrenceville, Pa. Numerous other great and great great nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St. Elkland, Pa. Monday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. where funeral services will follow at 7:00 pm. Rev. Dorothy Densmore, officiating. Interment will be in Nelson Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Lawrenceville Vol. Fire Dept. -  Mansfield Gazette, May 11, 2016 

DAVIS, Patrick M. - Patrick M. Davis, 65, of Antrim, went peacefully to be with the Lord, October 12, 2016, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.  He was the husband of Paula Davis (Hudson), whom he married on July 29, 2005.  Patrick was born in Wellsboro, on July 30, 1951; he was the son of Samuel and Antoinette (Krystoff) Davis. He was a devoted husband, brother and father. Patrick loved life and was an honest, sincere, compassionate individual to all who crossed his path. Patrick was an US Army veteran, having serving during the Vietnam era.  He was employed during his lifetime as a forklift driver at Osram, where he worked for 39 years, retiring in 2006. He loved football and baseball, especially the Green Bay Packers and Brett Favre; Boston Red Sox and David Ortiz; country music was also one of his passions. He also loved hunting, fishing and guns. Patrick is survived by his wife, Paula of Antrim; his mother, Antoinette of Wellsboro; three daughters, Stephanie Davis Watkins of Mansfield, Shannon Davis of Wellsboro and Ashley Belanger (David) of Pace, FL; 2 step-sons, Brett Reese (Tammy) and Michael Reese (Stacey) all of Wellsboro; step-daughter, Holly Spencer (Gordon), Beach Mountain, NC; brother, John Davis (Melissa), of Antrim. 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; nephew, Chad Davis and niece Kimberly (Davis) Johnson; Godfather, Uncle Paul; special friends, John Patt, Steve and Johnny Krystoff, Linda Erb, Jim Willamee, Steve and Tara Tokarz, Russell and many other special friends. Patrick was preceded in death by his father, Samuel; infant son, Christopher Michael Davis; his sister, Mary Jane Costly; and best friends, Billy Davis, Bobby Z. and John Campbell. Patrick’s visitation will be held on Sunday, October 16, 2016 2-5 PM at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., 139 Main St. Wellsboro, PA.  Memorial Mass will be on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM with Rev. David Bechtel officiating at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Wellsboro. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice. - Mansfield Gazette, 19 October 2016 

DAVIS, Reita J. - Reita J. Lucy, 87, of Gaines, passed away on Saturday, Aug, 13, 2016, at Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, N.Y. Born April 28, 1929, in Peoria, Ill., she was a daughter of the late Sumner J. and Blanch A. (Merritt) Davis. Reita was a graduate of Arlington High School, Arlington, Iowa. On Nov. 4, 1950, in Waterloo Ill., she married James E. Lucy, who survives. Reita was a veteran having served in the United States Air Force. She was a legal secretary for many years in Orange County, N.Y. Reita was a member of the Hillcrest Seventh Day Adventist Church, Mansfield and a member of the Tuscarora Woodhull Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star of New York. She also enjoyed knitting, crocheting, canvas needlework, playing the organ and had an extensive stamp collection. Surviving in addition to her husband, James E. Lucy, are three sons, Steven (Dorothy) Lucy of Medina, N.Y., Kurt V. (Betty) Lucy of Sedalia, Mo., Eric K. (Julia) Lucy of Lancaster; three daughters, Rita A. (Patrick J.) Dann of Whitesboro, N.Y., Karen L. Fritsche of Montoursville, Patricia J. (Larry) Curfmann of Wallkill, N.Y.; 19 grandchildren; 25 great- grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.Visitation will be held at the Hillcrest Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 14677 Rte. 6, Mansfield, on Sunday, Aug. 21, from 1 to 3 p.m., with funeral services following at 3 p.m. Military Honors will be accorded by the Tioga County Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to the  Shriners Hospitals for Children . Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Galeton. -  Mansfield Gazette, August 17, 2016 

DAY, Frederick - Frederick Charles Day, age 84, of Middlebury, PA, passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA. He was born December 4, 1931 in Farmington Twp., PA, a son of Fred and Clara (Southard) Day. Frederick worked as a tool and die maker at Dresser Rand before his retirement. He was a member of the American Legion in Wellsboro, PA and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Frederick was an Air Force veteran serving during the Korean War. Frederick is survived by a son, Freddie Day of Shippensburg, PA; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Donna Jean Day of Beaver Dams, NY, Misty and Stephen Stanley of Tioga Junction, PA; 2 sisters, Vera Karhan of Germania, PA, Anna (Harold) Monk of Middlebury, PA; 2 grandchildren, Emily Rose Day Gilbert and Alaina Lynn Stanley; 2 great grandchildren, James and Maggie Gilbert. He was predeceased by 5 sisters, Delores Kellner, Florence Niles, Iris Bunnell, Judy Connelly, Cora Lucas; 2 brothers, Lindy Day and Donald Day; a son, Baby Boy Day. Services will be held Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. at the Lawrenceville Fire Department with Pastor James Truax officiating. Donations may be made to the Animal Care Sanctuary, 11765 Route 6, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. Wellsboro Gazette, January 13, 2016 

DEACON, Frances A. - Frances A. Deacon, age 80 of Horseheads, NY passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at the Elcor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Horseheads. Born May 19, 1936 in Elkland, Pa, she was the daughter of the late John and Adeline (Forto) Deacon. A private family service will be held at their convenience. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home. -  Mansfield Gazette, July 27, 2016 

DeGUES, Dale - Dale Joe DeGues, 61, of Brooker, Fla., formerly of Millerton, went to be with his Lord unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. He was born June 5, 1954. Dale was predeceased by parents, Arthur and Virginia (Watts) DeGues. He is survived by a son, Ryan (Gloria) of Florida; three grandchildren; sisters, Kay (David) Bartlett, Ginger (Shawn) Gregory, Donna (Terry) Gooshaw; brothers, Eugene (Lilliana), Duane (Esther). A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 13, at 11 a.m., at the Daggett Methodist Church with Jennifer Wolf officiating. Archer Funeral Home of Florida assisted the family. -  Wellsboro Gazette, February 10, 2016 

DEWEY, Rev. Keith Merton - The Rev. Dr. Keith Merton Dewey, 89, born Oct. 28, 1927, to Harry Philip and Sallie Mae (Hill) Dewey in Gaines, died on Dec. 2, 2016, at the Leo Center for Caring in Rochester, N.Y. An 11th generation American nurtured in a loving family; wedded on June 28, 1947, and married for six decades to L. Flo (Hoak), an angel whom he had known since the fifth grade and with whom he graduated from Gaines High School in 1945 (d. Feb. 13, 2010). Keith was also predeceased by his parents and a brother, Philip H. Dewey II. Keith is survived by a sister, Betty Jean Parker of Wellsboro; a sister-in-law, Anne Dewey of Melbourne Fla.; by his seven children, whom he described as "remarkable," Dennis (Susan) of Utica N.Y., Wayne (Laura) of Schroon Lake N.Y., Brenda of North Chili N.Y., Paul (Debbie) of Honeoye N.Y., Christine (Allen) Carstensen of Trumansburg N.Y., Nancy (Blair) Brown of Rochester N.Y., Philip (Bonnie) of Lima N.Y.; grandfather of 15, Julia Jane Dewey, Josiah Dewey, Jesse Dewey, Marcy Mahoney, Kelly Walsh, Patricia Frangella, Carie Burtner, Christy Burtner, Brandon Burtner, Amy Carstensen, Edwin Carstensen, Laura Flo Carstensen, Alison Mae Armstrong, Hillary Brown, Gregory Dewey; great-grandfather of nine; several nieces and nephews, and his dear friend, Catherine Schnurr of Raleigh, N.C. Keith was educated in and degreed from three universities; ordained and ministered in the United Methodist Church for 41 years in three states; a teacher of high school English for 21 years mostly at East High School in Rochester; a radar specialist in United States Army Signal Corps; an Army Reserve Chaplain for six years; a world traveler, player of chess, hypnotist; author of a dissertation on Robert Frost's poetry entitled Risking Spirit; lover of people; speculator; a worker with words, a poet of sorts; a very happy man who loved his extended family and whose joy was helping those in need; a lover of music, dancing and singing, and always sharing his sense of humor. He left behind these words: "All of life went so quickly. Measured against the time-scale of the universe, the human life span is immeasurably insignificant, a dream. Love one another. Thanks to the many who trusted, nurtured and loved me." In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to charities that support children, or a charity of your choice.Calling Hours at Merton H. Kays Funeral Home in Honeoye Falls, N.Y. on Sunday Dec. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. A service celebrating his life will be announced at a later date. -  Mansfield Gazette, 14 December 2016

 DICKINSON, Franklin - Franklin K. Dickinson, age 80 of 115 Franklin St., Westfield, Pa. passed away Mar. 19, 2016 at his home. He was born June 4, 1935 in Elkland, Pa. the son of Kenneth and Clara Quackenbush Dickinson. He was a retired welder at Dresser-Rand, Painted Post,NY., was a avid outdoorsman, hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed his morning coffee trips the the restaurant. He proudly served in the US. Army. He is survived by; His wife – Sharon; Children – Stephen (Deborah) Dickinson of Jasper, NY,  Cindy Ioannone of Holly, NY,  John Dickinson of Westfield, PA and Holly (Jeff) Musselman of Mansfield, Pa; Grandchildren – Roxanne Davis, Robin Smith, Ryan Dickinson, Christopher Dickinson, Christy Dickinson, John Zava, Jason Zava, Mindy Stevens, Megan Dickinson and Shawn Everitt and 16 Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter Mary Jo Dickinson. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, Pa. Tuesday from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. where a memorial service will be conducted at 7:00 pm. Rev. Kenneth Schoonover Jr., offc. Military honors will be accorded Franklin following the memorial service. Memorial donations may be made to Susquehanna Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901 -  Mansfield Gazette, March 23, 2016 

DIEBOLD, Ruth - Ruth Beatrice Hahn, 90, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2016 with her family by her side. Ruth was the daughter of the late Jacob and Olga Diebold of Oil City, Pa. and was predeceased by Walter Eugene Hahn, her husband of 54 years. She is survived by two sons, Lawrence Eugene Hahn and his wife, Patricia, of Tunkhannock, Pa.; Lynn Edward Hahn and his wife, Jenny, of Singapore; and two daughters, Brenda Eileen Lines and her husband, David, of Jupiter, FL; Lori-Ann Elizabeth Meyers and her husband, Robert, of Perkiomenville, Pa. She also has grandchildren: Elissa (Hahn) McCauley, Jeffrey Hahn, Andrew Korb, Renee (Korb) Barrows, Jennifer Korb, Amanda Lines, Timothy Hahn, and Joseph Hahn, plus several great grandchildren. Ruth and her family lived originally in Nelson, then moved to Elkland, Pa. She worked at the North Penn Gas Company Office in Elkland and sold Avon for many years. She spent the last eleven years in the loving care of the Frederick Living Community in Frederick, Pa. She was active in the Rebekahs, the local Elkland Chapter of the Eastern Star, as well, as the Tioga Methodist Church, and the Elkland Presbyterian Church. She had many friends in the community but her family was most precious to her. She was the inspirational matriarch of the Hahn family; a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. Ruth loved family and community activities, music, crocheting, sewing, and growing beautiful flowers in her flower gardens. She will be dearly missed. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: The Frederick Living Benevolent Fund, P. O. Box 498, Frederick, PA, 19435. -  Mansfield Gazette, 16 March 2016 

DOAN, Lucinda - Lucinda M. "Cindy" LANE, 54, of Harrison Valley PA, a native of Knoxville, died Thursday, December 31, 2015 in Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Philadelphia, PA. Born August 26, 1961, in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of Carroll and Marie Spencer Doan. On August 1, 1981, in Butler Hill Baptist Church, she married Rodney E. Lane, who survives. A 1979 graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School, she was employed as a mail carrier by the US Postal Service. She and her husband owned and operated Lane Farms. Cindy was a member of God's New Beginnings Church in Harrison Valley, Order of the Eastern Star #95 in Ulysses, and the Farm Bureau. Surviving besides her husband, Rodney, are: four children, Kristie Lane, Kelli (James) Lamoureux, J. Wade Lane, and Jacob Lane, all of Harrison Valley; six grandchildren; her mother, Marie Doan Field of Knoxville; four sisters, Michelle Miles of Knoxville, Yvonne (Brian) Zerby of Elkland, Brenda (Chris) Kirchner of VA, and Charlotte (Michael) Hall of VA; nieces and nephews; her caregiver, Lois Neal of Wellsboro; and a host of friends. She was predeceased by her father. Friends may call Sunday, January 3, 2016 from 2:00 - 4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM. The Rev. David Brelo will officiate. Burial will be in Whites Corners Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Company, 112 E. Tannery St., Harrison Valley, PA 16927 or God's New Beginnings Church, 104 East Main St., Harrison Valley, PA 16927. - Wellsboro Gazette, January 6, 2016 

DORAN, Wilson Jr. - Wilson "Bill" Doran, Jr., 89, formerly of Wellsboro, died on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. He was a retired United States Army Korea and Vietnam veteran. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m., at the Tioga County Memorial Gardens with full military honors. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro -  Mansfield Gazette, 7 December 2016 

DREXEL, Robert E. - Robert E. Drexel, 77, of Middlebury Center, passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the Green Home in Wellsboro.  He was the husband of Dawn E. Bright, whom he married on January 22. 1972.  Robert was born June 24, 1939 in Wernersville, PA the son of the late Edward and Florence (Reber) Drexel. In his lifetime he worked for the Reading Housing Authority and W.R. Strunk Co.; as a warehouse manager. Robert was a member of Cedar Run Baptist Church.  He was past President of Brown Twp. Fire Co.  Robert was an outdoorsman; he enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and swimming.  In addition, he was caretaker of several cottages located in Slate Run. Surviving are his wife, Dawn; son, Robert C. Drexel (Patti), Robesonia; daughter, Risa Trautman (Ralph), Myerstown and his son, Steve Drexel (Karen), Williamsport; step-children, Lori Ann Ludwig (Charles), Myerstown and Edward F. Haas (Cina) of South Carolina; thirteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Lee Drexel (Carol), Wernersville; a niece and a nephew.  In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his brothers, Jack and Richard Drexel. Life Celebration will be held Saturday, September 3, 2016 from 10:30-11:00 AM at Cedar Run Baptist Church.  Memorial service at 11:00 with Pastors Gary Messinger and Joe Martin officiating.  Interment will be in Slate Run Cemetery. Local arrangements are entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., 139 Main St, Wellsboro, PA.  - Mansfield Gazette, August 31, 2016 

EARLEY, Wayne R. - Wayne R. Earley, age 67, of Millerton, PA, passed away Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira, NY. He was born July 30, 1949 in Elmira, NY, a son of Robert and Leora (Woodbury) Earley. Wayne was married to Jacquelyn (Finch) Earley. He was employed at Weyerhaeuser in Elmira, NY before he retired. He attended the Jackson Summit Baptist Church, was a member of the U.A.W. Local 1337 and enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking. Wayne is survived by his wife, Jacquelyn; his mother, Leora, of Millerton, PA; a son and daughter-in-law, Chad and Kim Earley of Wellsboro, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Vern Heck of Covington, PA; a step-daughter, Terralyn Austin of Elmira, NY; two sisters, Jackie (Ron) Comfort, and Gail (Richard) Hatcher all of Millerton, PA; 5 grandchildren, Devan Heck, Brandon Heck, Ashley Heck, Robert Earley, Riley Garrett, and Aria Austin. He was predeceased by his father, Robert Earley. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow at 7:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist with expenses. - Mansfield Gazette, 21 December 2016 

EISENHAUER, Francis Richard - Francis "Jim" Richard James Eisenhauer, age 68, of Tioga, PA, formerly of Royersford, PA and Spring City, PA died Monday, September 12, 2016 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Jim was born February 27, 1948 in Pottstown, PA, a son of Marvin and Frances (Neil) Eisenhauer. He was the husband of Diane (Wismer) Eisenhauer. Jim was a truck driver for Royersford Foundry Machine in Phoenixville, PA before he retired. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, horseback riding, doing auto mechanic work and mowing the lawn. Jim is survived by his wife, Diane; 3 sons and two daughters-in-law, Timothy "Tim" (Renee) Eisenhauer of Phoenixville, PA, James "Jim" Eisenhauer of FL, and Richard (Kelly) Eisenhauer of Glenside, PA; a sister, Tam (Steve) Stouch of PA, 2 brothers, Marvin (Rosemary) Eisenhauer of Cumberland, MD, Scott Eisenhauer of Pottstown, PA; 6 grandchildren, Sabrina, Brittany, Erin, Natalie, Timothy, and Becky; 1 great granddaughter, Olivia; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Cary Eisenhauer. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at Noon at the funeral chapel with Pastor Harold Burrell officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Tioga Ambulance Association, P O Box 141, Tioga, PA 16946. -Mansfield Gazette, September 14, 2016 

ELLIS, E. Anne - E. Anne Tompkins, 95, of Wellsboro died on Friday Feb. 12, 2016, at The Green Home in Wellsboro. She was the wife of Donald E. Tompkins who preceded her in death on Dec. 20, 1991. Anne was born July 24, 1920, in Westernville, N.Y., the daughter of the late John Elmer and Marjorie G. (Pillmore) Ellis. For many years Anne worked at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro, and retired as a laboratory technician. She had been an active member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and served on the church's Altar Guild. An accomplished artist, Anne was a charter member of the Pine Creek Decorative Artists and a member and past president of the Wellsboro Art Club. Surviving are her son, James (Laurie) Tompkins of Blossburg; daughter, Joanne (William) Wright of Terre Haute, Ind.; seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.Friends and family are invited to Anne's memorial service at 2 p.m., Friday Feb. 19, at St Paul's Episcopal Church, Pearl Street, Wellsboro, with Rev. Gregory P. Hinton officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Anne's name to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Pearl Street, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901, or to the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center, 134 Main St. Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Arrangements are by the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home 139 Main St. Wellsboro. -  Wellsboro Gazette, February 17, 2016 

EVERETTS, Merle E. - Merle E. "Slim" Everetts, age 88, of Wellsboro, PA, passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at The Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. He was born on May 21, 1928 in Wellsboro, the son of Elmer and Erva (Housler) Everetts. He was the husband of the late Mary (Mould) Everetts who passed away in 1997. He had been employed at the Wellsboro Gazette for over 40 years and served in the US Army during WWII. Merle was a member of the Johnny Lundgren's Orchestra, and enjoyed playing professional guitar. He was the owner/operator of Everetts' Grocery Store in Wellsboro, PA. He is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Elmer and Ann Everetts of Trout Run, PA, James Everetts of Tombstone, AZ; a daughter, Vivian Drezek of Wellsboro, PA; seven grandchildren; several great grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Mould of Horseheads, NY; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary; two sisters, Dorothy Davis and Evelyn LaPolt. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, P O Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-9950. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. - Mansfield Gazette, 21 December 2016 

FARR, Edward - Edward Rockwell Farr, age 95, of Lawrenceville, PA, died Wednesday, January 13, 2016 peacefully at his home. He was born March 24, 1920 in Lawrence Twp., PA a son of Rex and Julia Ann (Mitchell) Farr. Ed was a retired machinist from Ingersoll Rand, Painted Post, NY. He was the husband of the late Emma Eileen Stoddard who died in 1981. Ed was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, the American Legion, and enjoyed bowling, reading, gardening and puttering. He was a Navy Veteran of WWII. Ed is survived by 4 sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry (Judy) Farr, Lynn Farr, and Joseph (Patty) Farr all of Lawrenceville, PA, David Farr of FL; 10 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren; a brother, Donald Farr of Horseheads, NY; 2 sisters, Mary Norwood and Ann Beardsley both of FL; feline buddies, Tazzy, Smokie and Smartass; special family and caregivers, Melinda, Todd, Kim, Stacey, Guthrie Home Health and Hospice, Emily, Kim and Fred. In addition to his wife, Emma, he was predeceased by a daughter, Nancy Lowry. A celebration of Ed's life will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. at the Lawrenceville Fire Hall. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. - Wellsboro Gazette, 20 January 2016 

FERGUSON, Shirley L. - Shirley L. Zeafla, 74, of Liberty died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, at her home surrounded by her family. She fought ALS with great determination and a wonderful sense of humor.Shirley was a member of Salem Lutheran Church and retired from Tioga County Human Services after 30 years of service. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Shirley was a gardener as well as an avid collector of McDonald's toys. Her passion for family and memories were saved in the 100 plus scrapbooks she put her heart into. She is survived by five children, John (Lori) Zeafla of Liberty, Dennis (Jenny) Zeafla of Liberty, Philip (Chris Colbeck) Zeafla of New York City, N.Y., Regina (Stephen) Erb of Liberty, Kathleen (Kevin) Edler of Hughesville; 10 grandchildren, Lindsay, Stephanie, Tanya, Martina, Erika, Tanner, Zachary, Duncan, Colby, Brenna; five great-grandchildren, Caiden, Peyton, Benton, Layla and Gage. She is also survived by two brothers, Ronald Ferguson, of Utah, Tommie (Betty) Ferguson of Newport News, Va.; a sister, Joanne Jenner of Williamsburg, Va.; brother and sisters in-law, David (Gloria) Zeafla of Liberty, Sandy Alexander of Bridgewater, N.J., Shirley (William) Hebe of Wellsboro; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, John "Jack" Zeafla in 2000; mother, Marjorie Ferguson in 1999 and her father, Robert Ferguson in 1981.The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday Sept. 3, at the church. A memorial service to honor the life of Shirley will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday at the Salem Lutheran Church, 3536 Nauvoo Road, Liberty, by the Rev. Richard Adams. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Salem Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 132, Liberty, Pa. 16930. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. -  Mansfield Gazette, September 7, 2016 

FISH, Phyllis - Phyllis Maranda, 73, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2016. Born Aug. 2, 1942, in Mansfield, she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Susie Snell Fish, Sr. Phyllis was a very loving mother and treasured spending time with her family and pets. She enjoyed the outdoors, taking walks and traveling to the south. In addition to her parents, Phyllis is predeceased by her husband, Paul Maranda; one brother, Edgar Fish, Jr.; two sisters, Betty Salter, Beverly Mitchell; and her stepmother, Helen Fish. Survivors include her daughter, Diane Johnson and son, Paul Maranda, both of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; two sisters, Sharleen (Tom) Shoff of Williamsport, Janice (Glen) Paris of Mansfield; two brothers, Myron (Jeanne) Fish of Three Spring, Gary(Connie) Fish of Mansfield. Relatives and friends called from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, March 21, at the William I. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., followed by the funeral service at 1 p.m. Burial was in St. Peter's Cemetery. -  Mansfield Gazette, March 30, 2016 

FISH, Ross William - Ross William Fish, age 87 of Knoxville passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 in Potter Brook.  Born April 29, 1928 in Knoxville, PA, he was the son of the late William and Cecile (Butler) Fish.  He served in the US Army and was a lifelong dairy farmer.  Services will be held at the convenience of the family. -  Wellsboro Gazette, February 17, 2016 

FITZPATRICK, Shirley - Shirley A. (Fitzpatrick) Gordon, age 68, of Gillett, PA passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 after a long battle with colon cancer. Born on June 26th, 1947 in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of Joseph and Lena (Gates) Fitzpatrick. Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Dean Gordon of 45 years, and daughter-in-law, Fawn Gordon. Prior to retirement, Shirley worked at the Troy Community Hospital and as an Aide at Tioga Nursing. She was also a member of several tractor clubs with her husband, Dean. Shirley was survived by her two sons, Andrew (Betty) Gordon of Millerton, PA, Michael Gordon of Gillett, PA; daughter, Rebecca Gordon of Millerton, PA; several grand- children and a great grandchild; several special friends including Jason Freeman, Jennifer Everson, Richard (Nellie) Merrick and several more. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. at the Coreyland Church, with a dish to pass dinner to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Buckheit Funeral Chapel to help with expenses. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. -Mansfield Gazette, 16 March 2016 

FLAMINI, Sandra - Sandra Salvadge, 80, of Galeton, passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at home surrounded by her family. Born Nov. 22, 1935, in Genesee, she was a daughter of the late Ray and Marion (Hurd) Flamini. On Oct. 22, 1951, in Genesee at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, she married Vincent M. Salvadge, who survives. Sandra was a homemaker, helped her husband with the grocery store they owned, gave piano and organ lessons and was a member of St. Bibiana Catholic Church in Galeton. Sandra was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend and was a very talented artist and musician. She greatly enjoyed crocheting, doing crosswords and putting puzzles together. Surviving in addition to her husband of 64 years, Vince Salvadge of Galeton, are three sons, Michael R. (Gay Ann) Salvadge of Galeton, Ralph A. (Jeanine) Salvadge of Wellsboro, Vincent H. (Joseph G. Borrelli) Salvadge of Rochester, N.Y.; a daughter, Stephanie J. (John) Pifer of Middlebury Center; eight grandchildren, Michael R. (Erin Agrati) Salvadge, Wade S. (Julie) Salvadge, Aaron (Rebekka) Salvadge, Shana L. Salvadge, Heather (John Lundgren) Pifer-Lundgren, Stacy Pifer-VanGorden, Travis J. Pifer, Joshua J. Pifer; five great-grandchildren, Mason Salvadge, Layla Salvadge, Dominic Salvadge, Leona Salvadge, Wyatt VanGorden; two brothers, Stephen (Judith) Flamini of Canandaigua, N.Y., Kevin (David Gambino) Flamini of Irondequoit, N.Y.; a sister, Cheryl (Jerry) McElhatten of Greece, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Galeton, today, Wednesday, June 1, from 6 to 8 p.m., and at St. Bibiana's Catholic Church, Galeton, and on Thursday, June 2, from 10 to 11 a.m., with a Mass of Christian Burial following at 11 a.m. The Rev. Joseph Dougherty will be the Celebrant. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Susquehanna Cancer Center in Wellsboro. -  Mansfield Gazette, June 1, 2016 

FLETCHER, James - James A. “Jim” Fletcher, age 81, of Wellsboro, PA, died at his home on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.  He was born on July 13, 1934 in Canisteo, NY a son of the late H. Wayne and Estella (Johnson) Fletcher and was married for 63 years to Joyce “Joann” (Wilcox) Fletcher.  Jim retired  from Corning Glass with over 30 years of service.  Jim enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing, camping and enjoyed going to Florida every winter spending much of his time on the golf course.  He was a Little League and Babe Ruth Coach for many years and was a charter member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge # 1147, Wellsboro, PA.  Jim is survived by his wife: Joann, two sons: Bob (Deb) Fletcher, Keith (Becky Williams) Fletcher both of Wellsboro, PA, two daughters: Linda (Brian Kramer) Gleason of Schuylkill Haven, PA, Sherry Thomas of Princeton, NC, 10 grandchildren: Tami, Traci, Kim, Kalam, Aaron, Keana, Mandy, Karlyle, Kristie, Kelcie, 12 great grandchildren and a sister-in-law: Sharon Fletcher of Wellsboro, PA.  He was predeceased by two brothers: Elwin Fletcher and Ellsworth “Sonny” Fletcher and three sisters: Pauline Watkins, Shirley Brill and Sharon Jones.  A graveside service will be held on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the Wellsboro Cemetery with Rev. Darwin “Tink” Cranmer officiating.  Following the service a luncheon will be held at Jim and Joann’s home.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. - Mansfield Gazette, June 1, 2016  

FORTNEY, Sheila Jean - Sheila Jean Smith, age 61, of Mansfield, PA, passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016 at the Williamsport Hospital. She was born September 27, 1955 in Blossburg, PA, a daughter of Daniel Benjamin and Madeline Helen (Ferranti) Fortney. She enjoyed doing crafts, canvas, yarn projects, word search games and coloring. Sheila is survived by a son, Richard Smith, Jr. of Mansfield, PA; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Sally and Robert Martin of Orrstown, PA, Susan and Brian Blackwell of Wellsboro, PA; a step-son, James Teeter of Wellsboro, PA; a step-daughter, Sherry (Martin) Kennedy of Mansfield, PA; 10 grandchildren, Brandon, Brayden and Brycen Blackwell, Robert Martin, IV, Kaylee and Noah Smith, Mark, Chad, Danielle and Trenton Kennedy; 2 brothers, Daniel Fortney and Raymond "Larry" Haslett; 7 sisters, Linda Smith, Karen Crum, Nancy Dawes, Jeanette Witucki, Vivian Miller, Susan Overpeck and Arloween Witucki. She was predeceased by two brothers, Terry and Robert Fortney. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, December 22, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Services will follow at 7:00 P.M. at the funeral chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral chapel to assist with expenses. - Mansfield Gazette, 21 December 2016 

FREDERICK, Shirley Marie - Shirley Marie Frederick, 78, of Galeton, PA, passed away on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. She was the oldest child of Lawrence and Leardina (Melegari) Frederick. She was born on March 16, 1938 on Turkey Foot Road, Boston, Pa. She graduated from McKeesport High School in 1957. Shirley was a caregiver who took care of many elderly people for 40 years in Wellsboro, Galeton and Roulette. She also was a volunteer at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital for 25 years. Shirley is survived by her sister, Judy (Dennis) Garner of Mansfield; sister-in-law, Carol Frederick of Sheboygan, Wis.; nephew, Chris Frederick of Sheboygan; niece, Tawnya Frederick of Sheboygan; great nieces, Jennifer (Nick) Kohl of Winnebago, Ill., Julia Frederick of Sheboygan; great-great niece, Kailey of Winnebago; and many cousins. Also surviving is her beloved dog, Tequila. Shirley was predeceased by her mother, Leardina; father, Lawrence; and brother, John. There will be visitation from 10 to 11 a.m., on Saturday, Aug. 20, with a memorial service following at 11 a.m., at the Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Galeton. Committal will follow. Pastor Keith Paris from River of Life Fellowship will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Shirley's memory be made to the Animal Care Sanctuary in Wellsboro or to the volunteer services at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro. -  Mansfield Gazette, August 17, 2016 

FREE, Janet L. -  Janet L. Stiles, age 71 of Knoxville, Pa. passed away August 26, 2016 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, Pa. She was born in England the daughter of John "Jack" and Peggy L. Slatter Free. She was a homemaker and had worked at the Elkland Leather Co. She is survived by her children, Anita (Terry) Whitesell, Mount Joy, Pa., Lyle (Michelle) Cook, Saratoga, Wyoming, Elissa (David Clark) Gardner, Elkland, Pa., Justin Stiles, Elkland, Pa. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Pa. – Mansfield Gazette, August 31, 2016 

FRITZ, Ann - Ann Fritz Gilmore died peacefully on March 20, 2016, at age 93. Born on September 3, 1922, the daughter of Ukrainian immigrants, she was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, and friend. Ann grew up on orchards of apple and peach trees, which her father planted all over Berks, Bucks, and Montgomery Counties, Pennsylvania. Her lifelong consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables may account for her longevity. Ann was athletic as a girl, playing field hockey and basketball at Schwenksville High School, from which she was graduated in 1940. She was also an avid tennis player. She went to Norristown Business School to learn secretarial skills. She lived most of her life in Springfield, Delaware County, where she reared four daughters. She worked in Norristown for Penn Trust Bank before her children were born and held other secretarial jobs at Pennsylvania Crusher Corporation, Swarthmore College, and Westinghouse Electric Company. Ann loved to sew and excelled at embroidery, especially crewel. She was an outstanding cook and baker, having learned those skills at her mother's knee. Ann lived a full and rich life that revolved around her family, especially her daughters. She is survived by a sister, Mary Kathryn Fritz; daughters, Ann Elizabeth Williams, Jeanne Carol Fallon, and Gwen Sarah Gilmore; grandchildren Maryanne (Missy), Steven, Greer, Garrett, and Natalie; and great-grandchildren, Colin and Shane. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Russell Gilmore, a Pearl Harbor survivor, and her daughter, Mary April Myers. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, there will be no services. - Mansfield Gazette, March 23, 2016 

FURROW, Larry - Larry C. Furrow, 78, of Wellsboro, died on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. He was born on Dec. 20, 1937, in Gary, W.Va.. one of 13 children of the late Jesse L. and Stella (Wiggins) Furrow. Larry was married to Joan B. (Meiklejohn) Furrow.He was an auto mechanic in the Wellsboro area for many years. He is survived by his wife, six children, 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. -  Wellsboro Gazette, February 24, 2016 

GEISER, Wallace – Wallace R. Geiser, 93, of Watrous, died on Sunday, May 1, 2016, at the Laurels Assisted Living, Wellsboro. Born Nov. 12, 1922, in Germania, he was a son of the late Philip and Clara [Hartman] Geiser. Wally was a veteran having served in the United States Army during World War II. On April 3, 1948 in Galeton, he married the former Marie Brown, who preceded him in death. Wally retired from Consolidated Natural Gas. He was a member of St. Bibiana Catholic Church in Galeton, a Lifetime member of the Galeton VFW, Post 6611, and a member of the Galeton Moose. Wally enjoyed hunting, fishing, tending to his vegetable garden and watching the birds. Surviving are a son, Mark [Carol] Geiser of Wellsboro; a daughter, Karen Geiser of Galeton; two grandsons, Devin Geiser of Wellsboro, Shawn Geiser of Spain; two brothers, Harold [Irma] Geiser of Germania, Robert [Alice] Geiser of Galeton; three sisters, Teresa Froebel of Galeton, Jeanette Johnson, Janet [Kay] Greeley, both of Wellsboro; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, Wally was preceded in death by three brothers, Leo, Louis and Joseph Geiser. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Thursday, May 5, from 6 to 8 p.m., and on Friday, May 6, from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at the St. Bibiana Catholic Church, Galeton. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Joseph Dougherty as Celebrant. Burial will be in Germania Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded by the Potter County Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to Susquehanna Hospice. - Mansfield Gazette, May 4, 2016 

GODRA, Pearl - Pearl E. (Godra) Diem, 91, of Gaines, passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Broad Acres, Wellsboro.Born Aug. 8, 1924, in Coatesville, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Bessie (Konkoly) Godra. Mrs. Diem was a graduate of Coatesville High School. She was married for 68 years to George K. Diem, Sr., who preceded her in death on March 17, 2016. Mrs. Diem worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad in accounting and for G.O. Carlson as a secretary for the advertising manager. After moving to Gaines, she was a hostess at the Antler's Inn for many years. She was a member of the Mary Wells Chapter #452 Order of the Eastern Star in Wellsboro, a member and past president of the Gaines Elks Council of Republican Women, a member and past president of the Tioga County Federation of Republican Women, a member of the Gaines Thimble Club and a member of the Gaines Card Club. She greatly enjoyed snowmobiling, canoeing, playing pinochle, cooking, entertaining in her home, macramé, tole painting, and sewing many of her own clothes and furnishings for her home. Pearl also enjoyed shooting, and occasionally could outshoot her husband, George. Surviving are many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Diem was predeceased by a son, George Kirk Diem, Jr.; two brothers, Martin Godra, Jr., William Godra; and six sisters, Julia Ratony, Margaret Dynesko, Bessie Mann, Elizabeth Sabo, Mary Langston, and Irene Kocsak. A Celebration of Life will be commemorated for Pearl on Saturday, May 14. at 11 a.m. at her home in Gaines. The Rev. Richard Tintle will officiate. Family and friends are welcome. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Coatesville, on Saturday, April 23, at 11 a.m. Dennis Arasin officiated. Memorial contributions may be made to The Muscular Dystrophy Association . Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Galeton. -  Mansfield Gazette, April 27, 2016 

GONZALEZ, Patricia Jacqueline - Patricia Jacqueline  Harvey, 51, of Sweden Valley, PA passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at her home . Born in Lima, Peru on April 22, 1965 she was the daughter of Mario and Maria Teresa “Terry” Salinas Gonzalez. She had worked for many years as a shipping clerk for Montgomery Wards, in Alexandria, VA before moving to Coudersport . On October 8, 1988 at the Calvary Road Baptist Church in Alexandria, VA, she married James R. Harvey, who survives.When she was able she attended Sweden Valley Faith United Methodist Church and was involved in their Christian youth programs. Patricia is survived by her husband; James, son; Jimmy; both of Sweden Valley,   father; Mario Gonzalez of Maryland;  mother; Maria Teresa “Terry” (Jost) Gotschi, Alexandria, VA, brother; Sergio (Lisa) Gonzalez, Alexandria, VA and sister; Marie Castle, Alexandria, VA. Friends and family are invited to Patricia’s Life Celebration Saturday, August 20, 2016 at the Sweden Valley Faith United Methodist Church, with a visitation from 10:30 -11:30am, funeral services to follow at 11:30am, Pastor Steven Small officiating. Burial  in Sweden Hill Cemetery. Arrangements held by Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 North East St., Coudersport, PA 16915. – Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home listing, August 20, 2016 

GRANT, Carolyn - Carolyn Grant Morey, accomplished flutist, died on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, in Montrose, N.Y., at the age of 94. Carolyn was the daughter of Herbert Grant, one of the first science professors at the University of Mansfield (then Mansfield College) in Pennsylvania, for whom the Grant science center is named. In 1939, as a high school senior, she won the Pennsylvania state championship for flutists and the same year, at the national music contest in New York City, was awarded the highest honor given to high school music students: "first division superior" rating. She went on to study at the Julliard School of Music under the world-famous Georges Barrere. In 1942 she became one of the first women in the United States to be appointed as a principal musician in an orchestra, performing as the first flutist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; twice as a featured soloist. In 1944 the first flutist with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra became seriously ill just before the opening of their spring tour and without rehearsal, Carolyn filled in performing in nine concerts in nine days, including one appearance in Carnegie hall.After her husband, Lt. Martin Morey, was assigned to duty in New Orleans she became the first flutist with the New Orleans Symphony Orchestra where one reviewer wrote, "Scarcely a review of a New Orleans Symphony concert has been carried by the local press during the past two years without special notice of Mrs. Morey's performance."After moving to Rochester, she performed for many years with the University of Rochester Orchestra and the Rochester Oratorio Society, including an appearance at the Salzburg Festival in Austria and was active in the Morning Musicale. She is survived by two children, Lynn Morey Kauderer of Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., Grant Morey, of Canandaigua, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Colin Morey, Laura Batten, Sarah Shelton; and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service honoring the life of Carolyn Morey will be held at the University of Rochester's Interfaith Chapel on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m -  Mansfield Gazette, October 12, 2016 

GRAVES, Carol L. - Carol L. Graves, 54, of Wellsboro, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, in Williamsport Regional Medical Center, Williamsport. Born April 12, 1962, in Coudersport, she was the daughter of Mark D. and Dianne R. Connolly Graves. A graduate of the Cowanesque Valley High School and Newport Business Institute in Williamsport, she was previously employed by Intelligent Direct, Inc. in Wellsboro for 18 years. Carol enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, laughing around a campfire, and being a second mom to many. Surviving are her mother and step-father, Dianne and Robert Olney of Westfield; two daughters and son-in-law, Britney R. and Derek Smith, Shaylene D. Graves, all of Wellsboro; two grandchildren, Bristol Smith, Oaklee Smith; brother and sister-in-law, James R. and Terri Graves of Lock Haven; aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was predeceased by her father, Mark D. Graves in 1982; and a brother, David M. Graves in 1997. Services will be private. Memorials may be made to the  National Kidney Foundation at www.kidney.org. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com. The fact that our heart yearns for something Earth can't supply is proof that Heaven must be our home. –C.S. Lewis -  Mansfield Gazette, August 17, 2016 

GRAVES, Edith M. - Edith M. Newcomb, 90, of Knoxville, died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, in the Green Home, Wellsboro. Born Oct. 14, 1926, in West Bingham, she was the daughter of Orlas and Anna Shutt Graves. On June 9, 1948, in Bingham Township, she married Lester M. Newcomb, who predeceased her Jan. 4, 2007. She was employed by the Northern Tioga School District and was a Methodist member of the Knoxville Yoked Church. Surviving are three sons, Ralph (Judy) Newcomb of Wellsville, N.Y., LeRoy (Jenny) Newcomb of Knoxville, Roger (Wendy) Newcomb of Osceola; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Cecil Graves and a great-grandson, Tyler D. Lampman. Friends may call Monday, Dec. 19, at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, from noon to 2 p.m., with funeral services following at 2 p.m. The Rev. James L. Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Susquehanna Hospice, Green Home, or SPCA. -  Mansfield Gazette, 21 December 2016 

GREEN, May O. - May O. Fayer, age 95, of Millerton, PA, died Friday, July 8, 2016 at DarWay Eldercare in Forksville, PA. She was born April 8, 1921 in Waynesville, NC, a daughter of Robert and Julia Annie (Yarborough) Green. May was the widow of Joseph Fayer. She was the owner/operator of a Sewing Factory before she retired. She enjoyed gardening and canning. May is survived by a son, Ivan (Patricia) Trantham of Millerton, PA; 3 grandchildren, Brian, Scott, and Donna; 4 great grandchildren, Malerie, Kyle, Randi and Marissa; 1 great great granddaughter, Alba; 10 nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Herman Trantham, and her second husband, Joseph Fayer, 9 brothers and sisters. In keeping with May's wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, July 13, 2016 

GRISHKA, John M. - John M. "Jack" Grishka, age 65, of Mansfield, PA, died Thursday, October 6, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 30, 1951 in Philadelphia, PA, a son of John P. and Jeanne Irene (Paznekas) Grishka. Jack was the husband of Denise (Earley) Grishka. He was employed by The Hungry Ear. Jack was a former member of the Lycoming County Anglers Club, enjoyed hunting, playing guitar and was an avid fisherman. Jack is survived by his wife, Denise; a daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and James Karmbor of Bear, DE; a brother, Jerome Grishka of PA; a sister and brother-in-law, Judith and Dennis Serina of Wilmington, DE. He was predeceased by his parents. A memorial mass will be celebrated on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 1PM, at the Holy Child Church, 242 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA  - Mansfield Gazette, October 12, 2016 

GRISCAVAGE, Charles Joseph - Charles Joseph Griscavage, age 75, of Wellsboro, Pa., continued his walk with the Lord by joining Him on January 24, 2016, after a short illness. He was born on November 8, 1940 in Kulpmont, PA a son of the late Charles and Anna (Plusckowski) Griscavage. Charlie was a history teacher in the Wellsboro Area School District, retiring after 34 years, a local professional painter and a longtime member of both St. Peter's Catholic Church and the Tyoga Country Club. He enjoyed golf, poker, and pursuing his great passion of coaching in several sports, especially as a longtime coach with the Wellsboro Boys’ Basketball Program. Charlie was a wonderful Husband, Father and Pop Pop. Known as "Sr." or “Coach” by many, his presence in the Wellsboro community will be greatly missed. He will always be deeply loved by his family and friends.He is survived by his wife, Sandra, along with son Charles (Jennifer) of Mechanicsburg, Pa. and daughters Susan Kowalski of New Cumberland, Pa., Deborah Donahue of Lantana Fl. and Lisa (Michael) Pietropola of Wellsboro, Pa., two step-sons Timothy Wilkinson (Tonya) of Wellsboro, Pa. and Michael (Kerry) Wilkinson of Parker, Co., 12 grandchildren, very special nephew, Daniel Yastishak, and a sister, Charlotte. He was preceded in death by a sister and grandson. In keeping with his wishes, donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Wellsboro Varsity Boys’ Basketball Team (in care of Todd Outman at the Rock L. Butler Middle School 9 Nichols St, Wellsboro), Samaritan House, (in care of St. Peter's Catholic Church at 47 Central Ave, Wellsboro), or the Wellsboro Food Pantry (PO Box 547, Wellsboro). Visitation will be Friday, January 29, 2016, from 6 to 8 PM at the Carleton Funeral Home, Wellsboro, PA. www.carletonfh.com Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, January 30, 2016, at 10:00 AM, at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Wellsboro, PA with Rev. David Bechtel officiating. Interment will be in St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery, Wellsboro, PA. – Wellsboro Gazette, January 27, 2016 

HACKETT, Eileen H. - Eileen H. Reep, age 88, of Lawrenceville, PA, died Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. She was born July 20, 1928 in Lawrence Twp., PA, a daughter of John and Hazel (Rockwell) Hackett. Eileen was predeceased by her husband, Wayne on March 23, 1992. She was retired from Corning Glass where she worked in the payroll department. Eileen enjoyed baking, reading, sewing, crocheting, loved the outdoors and being in the woods. She was an avid Mets fan. Eileen is survived by a son, Mark Reep and his long-time partner, Parnilla Carpenter, of Lawrenceville, PA; brother-in-law, Philip Aiesllo; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, John F. Jr. and Mary Hackett, and Charles and Jean Hackett; a sister, Wiladene Aiesllo of Lawrenceville, PA. In keeping with Eileen's wishes, there will be no services. Burial will be in Powers Corners Cemetery, Lawrenceville, PA. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, September 21, 2016 

HADDOW, Deanna - Deanna Mitstifer, 56, of Liberty, passed away unexpectedly Sunday February 28, 2016, at her home. Born September 7, 1959, in Blossburg, she was the daughter of Cecil M. and Ann Krause Haddow. On August 18, 1990, Deanna married Clyde Mitstifer. She was employed by Ward Manufacturing for 32 years. Deanna enjoyed bowling, reading and crosswords, also going to Las Vegas, NASCAR and Jimmie Johnson, but most of all she was an avid Chicago Bulls fan and of Michael Jordan. Deanna is survived by her husband of 25 years, Clyde, granddaughter Margo D. Haddow, brother Rodney Haddow, and her precious Shih Tzu Leia. She was preceded in death by her grandparents William and Rose Krause, parents Cecil M. and Ann Haddow and her son Patrick Haddow.  Family and friends will be received Friday March 4th at Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, from 5-7p.m. A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. - Wellsboro Gazette, March 2, 2016 

HALLOCK, Charles – Charles [Hallock]  was born in Bradford, to Charles M. Hallock, Sr. and Esther May Rose Hallock, the eldest of three children. He graduated from Bradford High School in 1942. Charles was a proud World War II veteran, serving as a sergeant with Company A, 47th Regiment, 9th Infantry Division. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for injuries sustained at Remagen, Germany in March, 1945. He was a life member of Lt. John C. Roche Post 212, Veterans of Foreign Wars in Bradford, serving as commander for two terms; member of American Legion Post 290, Stafford, Va.; and a life member of Disabled American Veterans, Post 29 in Mansfield. Charles married Freida Deivert and they had four children, Roger, Jake, Jeff and Kathy. They later divorced but remained good friends over many years. Charles and his family relocated from Bradford to Wellsboro in 1956 as one of the original employees who opened the Dresser manufacturing plant. He continued to work as an accountant with the Dresser and Dresser Rand at their Wellsboro and Painted post facilities until his retirement. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Wellsboro for many years. Charles married Helen Barnish in June of 1975, celebrating thirty-three years of marriage until her death in 2008. In addition to Helen, he was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Dawn White, Shirley Meabon; and his grandson, Lucas Hallock.He is survived by his former wife, Freida Cox; children and stepchildren, Roger, Jake, and Jeff Hallock, and Kathy Hallock O'Neal; Richard and Michael Barnish, and Mary Barnish Anderegg, as well as many grandchildren; great grandchildren and great -great-grandchildren.Services will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd. 139 Main St., Wellsboro, visitation from 10 to 11 a.m., with funeral to follow at 11 a.m., officiated by the Rev. Rich Hanlon. Burial will be at Twin Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Charles' name to the charity   charity of your choice , particularly those for service veterans.Arrangements are entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd -  Mansfield Gazette, 2 November 2016 

HANLON, Suzanne Marie - Suzanne Marie (Hanlon) Harding, age 49, of Wellsboro, PA, died Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Suzanne was born on July 10, 1967 in Philadelphia, PA, the daughter of Daniel and Joan (Doucette) Hanlon. Suzanne was the wife of Michael Harding. She was an architectural engineer for Fox Chase Cancer Center. Suzanne enjoyed drawing and gardening. Suzanne is survived by her husband, Michael Harding; mother, Joan Sampson of Ulysses, PA; father, Daniel Hanlon of Doylestown, PA; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Marc (Kate) Hanlon of Littleton, CO; Eric (Wanda) Hanlon of Plain View, MN. A memorial service will be held at the Doylestown-Warminster Holiday Inn Express on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 11AM. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA has been entrusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to an animal care shelter of the donor's choice. - Mansfield Gazette, August 24, 2016 

HARPER, Dolores - Dolores "Sis" (Harper) Bailey, 91, from Nauvoo, PA died March 2, 2016 at The Williamsport Home. She was born August 24, 1924, in McKeesport, PA, a daughter of Oron Harper and Emma (Evans) Harper, and step-father, John Kinzel. Dolores moved to Wellsboro, PA with her parents where she met and married her late husband, Donald L. Bailey. They had three daughters. Sis worked at various jobs in the area. She clerked at Louden's Grocery and Bowen's Grocery stores. She also worked at Galeton Production and Corning Glass. Later she obtained her LPN licenses and worked at Witts Nursing Home in Nauvoo, PA. Sis and her husband, Don, purchased an abandoned century old brick home in Nauvoo in the mid 50's and they both spent many years restoring the place in to a lovely home. She loved to travel, especially when her destination was to visit relatives. Sis loved her home and decorating and became talented in sewing, quilting, wallpapering, and upholstery. She also designed and sold wool doorstop ducks to the Woolrich Store in Woolrich, PA. She graced many family members and friends beds with her beautiful quilts she designed and made. For many years, Sis was active in her church, Grace Chapel. She created and sewed many puppets for the children's hour of the service. Her love of children turned her into a ready-made babysitter for church members after her husband passed. Sis was an amazing cook, from homemade bread to pickles. An invitation to her home left a person with a great meal, a good piece of pie, and a jar of pickles to take home. Sis was a wonderful mother to her three daughters and a good friend to all that knew her. She had a caring loving nature and anyone who knew her was certainly blessed. She is survived by daughters, Penny Bailey Mase, of Wellsboro, Sally Marmara (Kevin) of Nauvoo, and Jan Bailey of Morris; four grandchildren, Ty Mase (Heather) of King Salmon, Alaska, John Mase of Morris, Katie Hefron (Ryan) Nauvoo, and Kevin M. Marmara, Nauvoo. Also, 3 great-grandchildren, Jordan Rall, Harley Mase, and Orin Varano; many nieces and a nephew. Sis was preceded in death by her parents and step-father; two brothers, Clifford "Buck" Harper and Oron Harper. Visitation will be held at Grace Chapel, Oregon Hill from 2:00 to 2:30 PM on Sunday, March 6, 2016, with a memorial service at 2:30 PM at the church. Funeral services are under the direction of Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933. - Mansfield Gazette, March 9, 2016 

HARZINSKI, Floyd - Floyd J. Harzinski, 91, of Arnot, passed away Saturday May 14, 2016 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born February 4, 1925 in Blossburg, he was the son of Andrew and Mary Luke Harzinski. Floyd married the former Isabelle Frederick in 1946; they celebrated 63 years of marriage until her passing in 2009. Floyd worked as a miner in Arnot until he entered the U.S. Army during WWll; after his discharge he worked construction, he then founded Arnot Building Supply in 1954 where he worked until his retirement in 1985. He was a member of the Holy Child Church, Mansfield, the American Legion, V.F.W and was one of the original members of the Arnot Citizens Committee. Surviving are his children; Paul Harzinski of the Carleton Home, Wellsboro, Patricia (Harold) Andrews, Robert (Sharon) Harzinski, and Kathleen (Wayne) Parmely, all of Arnot; grandchildren; Michael (Alyshia) Andrews, Jennifer (Sean) Monahan, Andrew (Lynette) Parmely, and Christine (Ryan) Dalton, seven great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews including a special niece Coleen Nichols, brother, Raymond (Shelvajean) Harzinski, Blossburg, sisters; Veronica Griffits, The Green Home, Wellsboro, Eleanor Dahlgren and Ernestine Dieffenbach, both of Mansfield. In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by brothers; Edwin and Joseph. Friends will be received at Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Tuesday May 17th from 6:45, time of the Rosary, until 9 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday May 18th at 10 a.m. from St. Mary of Czestochowa Church, Blossburg, with Rev Brian Wright as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Andrews Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. - Mansfield Gazette, May 18, 2016 

HATCH, John - John M. Hatch age 96 of Elkland, Pa. passed away May 14, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 23, 1919 in New Albany, Pa. the son of Alva C. and Cordelia Hart Hatch. He married the former Inez Montgomery on July 18, 1942, They celebrated there 50 years of marriage in 1992. She preceded in him in death in 2003. He was also preceded in death by a daughter in law, Roberta Hatch, great great grandson Gannon John Hatch, and 2 brothers and 4 sisters. He is survived by son, Fred Hatch, Osceola, Pa., daughter and son in law, Karen and Tom Jeffers, Elkland, Pa., son and daughter in law, Harry and Janet Hatch, Osceola, Pa. 9 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. He worked at Elkland Leather Co. for 30 years until they closed and then Ingersoll - Rand where he retired after 12 years . In addition he worked part time for C. Ray Sumner, Pete Shay, Morgan and Mainus Furniture Store and Five Star Busy Mart. He proudly served in the US. Army during World War II. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Pa. Friday from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. where a memorial service will be conducted at 5:00 pm. Rev. Eugene Charsky, offc. Interment will be in Tioga Co Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the Valley Community Ambulance Assoc. or for animal lovers your local animal sanctuary. The family would like to thank his granddaughter Kristy "Jamie"(Tim) Zinck and great grandson Adam Zinck for there dedicated and devoted care of John. -  Mansfield Gazette, May 18, 2016 

HATCHER, Fred - Fred T. Hatcher, age 85 of Osceola, PA passed away March 8, 2016 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. Born June 16, 1930 in Dundee, NY, he was the son of the late John T. and Bessie (Cornish) Hatcher. He worked at the Elkland Tannery, Westinghouse and was a custodian for the Northern Tioga School District. He was an avid outdoorsman. Fred is survived by his children, Thomas L. Hatcher of Osceola, Richard (Gail) Hatcher of Lawrenceville, Wynn Scott Hatcher of Mansfield, Mark (Deborah) Hatcher of Tampa, FL, Sandy (Daniel) Kiser of Nelson, PA and Candy (Greg) Hood of Muskogee, Ok.; his grandchildren, Kevin Hatcher, Raymond (Lisa) Strope, Richard (Junga) Hatcher Jr., Timothy (Catlin) Hatcher, Andrew(Katlin) Strope, Jordan Kiser, Jessica Kiser, Jennifer Kiser, Joshua (Catherine) Hood, and Emily Hood; Great Grandchildren - Amanda Strope, Kurtis Strope, Marshall Hatcher, Lilly Hatcher, Sophia Hatcher, Savannah Strope and Lucas Gregory Hood; his sister, Emma Folnsbe of Grand Junction, CO and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janice Hatcher on March 5, 2015. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home 214 Main St., Elkland, PA on Saturday, 12:00 to 2:00 pm. A funeral service will be held immediately following at 2:00 PM with Pastor Thomas Howe officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Susquehanna Hospice 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901. -  Mansfield Gazette, 16 March 2016 

HAYES, Valerie Lynn - Valerie Lynn Benson, age 65 of Westfield passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016. Born September 24, 1951 in Wellsboro, PA, she was the daughter of the late Floridan and Arletta (Stebbins) Hayes. Valerie was a member of the Clymer Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed reading and loved crafts; sewing, quilting, crocheting and knitting. Valerie is survived by her loving husband, William B. Benson of Westfield; her children, Micah Benson of Pittsburgh, William Watkins of Pittsburgh, Seth Watkins of Mansfield, William Brent Benson of Michigan, Daniel T. Benson of Pensacola, FL and Benjamin M. Benson of Mt. Airy, PA and her brother, David V. Hayes of Corning, NY. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. To send an online condolence visit, www.kenyonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield. - Mansfield Gazette, 28 December 2016 

ENCK, Betty - Betty Smith, age 80, of Millerton, PA, died Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at the Select Specialty Hospital, Danville, PA. She was born on November 28, 1935 in West Chester, PA, a daughter of Andrew and Sophie (Lange) Henck. Betty was the wife of the late Thomas C. Smith, who passed away in 2013. She was a member of the Millerton Wesleyan Church, enjoyed gardening with flowers, doing flower boxes for the church and spending time with her children, grandchildren and a great grandson. Betty is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James and Susan Smith of Erin, NY; 3 daughters and a son-in-law, Shirley Smith of West Chester, PA, Susan Gillespie of West Chester, PA, Peggy and Andrew White of Kennett Square, PA; 7 grandchildren, 1 great grandson, Gabriel; 3 sisters, Evelyn Raffier, Frances Webster, Esther Christian. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 10 AM to 11 AM at the Millerton Wesleyan Church, 5174 Main St., Millerton, PA. A service will immediately follow at 11 AM with Pastor Laurie Greenlaw officiating. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. -Mansfield Gazette, 16 March 2016

HERSH, Ricky A. - Ricky A. Hersh, age 68, of Tioga, PA, died on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. He was born on December 25, 1947 in Allentown, PA, the son of Robert and Edna Hersh. He was the husband of Elaine (Stanton) Hersh. Prior to his retirement he was an officer at the SPCA. Ricky was member of the Tabernacle Baptist in Tioga and the Elkland American Legion. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and cooking. He is survived by a his wife, Elaine; a son, Ricky Hersh, Jr. of Tioga, PA ; a brother, Robert (Barbara) Hersh of Kansas City, KS; a sister, Ruth (Dick) Darvis of Boston, MA. He was predeceased by his parents. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 11 AM at the Tabernacle Baptist Church, 9 Eden St., Tioga, PA, with Pastor Steven Neff and Pastor Don Rice officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Buckheit Funeral Chapel to assist with expenses. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. - Mansfield Gazette, 7 December 2016

HESS, Melva Eleanor - Melva Eleanor Hess Calaman, of Sabinsville died Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro. She was born April 20, 1919, to Melvin H. and Pearl Short Hess on her father's family farm, where she retired in the 1980s from a long, happily combined family life and career in the Harrisburg area. Since that time she created a cottage home near the old orchard, surrounded by an old-fashioned garden, where she, the deer and the hummingbirds hosted and entertained members of her huge extended family, friends from childhood and since, with organ or piano music, stories of the pioneers, genealogy consultation, and for true risk-takers, Scrabble games into the night.She was the last survivor of her generation of the Hess family, predeceased by sister, Ila Lugg Wiley of Nelson; brothers, Leon A. Hess of Shickshinny, Klein M. Hess of Little Marsh, Stanley M. Hess of Elmira, Quentin, who was killed at Anzio in 1944, Robert E. (Bud) Hess, Love S. Hess of Mills and their respective spouses.After her first graduation from Mansfield University in social studies and English education in 1939, she began teaching in a one-room school house in Tuscarora Township in New York State, and during the Second World War moved to work for the state of Pennsylvania as an employment counselor, first in Wellsboro and then in Harrisburg, where she met and married newspaperman John A. Calaman in May, 1946. They shared an interest in writing and music; while John wrote for various papers in the area, Melva was an organist in churches and accompanist for weddings and concerts. Their ministers and colleagues joked that when one of them was unable to meet a commitment, the other one showed up and performed. Together they bought a weekly newspaper, The West Shore Times in Lemoyne, and shared writing and editing responsibilities until John's health failed. They sold the weekly and John took a part-time position as night editor of The York Dispatch. Melva returned to work for the Bureau of Employment Security and enrolled at Shippensburg University for a Master's in Social Work, which she completed in 1965. They savored their real mutual passion, their four children. John's illness progressed and he died in 1966.The children grown, on her retirement to Tioga County, Melva fulfilled a lifelong dream: she enrolled at Mansfield University to undertake and complete a degree in music, which she achieved with honors at age 70 in 1989.The Calamans' oldest child, John Hess Calaman and his wife, Lynn Flynn Calaman, of New Cumberland, R.D. 1 both preceded Melva in death; John in 2015 and Lynn in 2014. Daughter, Susan Calaman and her husband, Ray Bourque live in Putnam, Conn.; son, William Calaman lives in Madison, Wis.; son, David and his wife, Linda Bistline Calaman live in Etters. Melva enjoyed several step-grandchildren.Melva is also survived by 20 of her 29 nieces and nephews, as well as two more generations, for all of whom she has been a much loved matriarch, family genealogist, and inspiration all their lives. Memorial plans are incomplete, but the family would appreciate any memorial gifts be made to the Sabinsville Ambulance Association, 1021 Locust St., Sabinsville, Pa. 16943. Their conscientious support empowered Melva to live otherwise independently for many years and she very much valued their always cheerful help. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton. -  Mansfield Gazette, 7 December 2016 

HESS, Shirley - Shirley M. Causer, age 69 of Osceola passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born April 20, 1946 in Sabinsville, she was the daughter of the late Klein M. and Laura (Cloos) Hess. Shirley married Charles E. Causer on October 25, 1963. She worked for the Elkland Dress Factory for over 25 years and was the janitor for Williamson High School for several years. Shirley loved to sew, after retirement she continued to be a seamstress for many folks. She enjoyed flowers and gardening. Shirley is survived by her siblings, Brenda J. (Fred Sr.) Elwell of Little Marsh, Elwyn K. (Tina) Hess of Westfield, Beverly J. (Glenn) Halstead of Florida, Gail A. (Ivan) Smith of Little Marsh, Flora P. (James) Patrick of Tioga and Diane K. (Charles) Wheeler of Addison and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles in 1991.  Private family services will be held at their convenience. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home. -  Mansfield Gazette, March 23, 2016 

HINMAN, Ardoth - Ardoth H. Hall age 82 of 104 W. Woodlawn Ave., Elkland, Pa. passed away April 23, 2016 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. She was born Nov. 19, 1933 in Galeton, Pa. the daughter of Frank and Ethel Benson Hinman. She graduated from Galeton High School in 1951, sold Avon from 1962-1977, worked as a study hall monitor at Cowanesque Valley High School from 1977 -1990, was a avid reader, loved to crochet and was a beautiful sewer, she was a avid crafter and loved children and animals. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Richard P. Hall, children, Frank(Deb)Hall, Fayetteville, Pa. Duane (Janice) Hall, Endicott, NY., Linda (Shawn) Fuhrmann, Belchertown, Ma., Grandchildren, Jennifer Hall, Jamie (Charlene) Hall, Brett (McCormick) Hall, Ashley Fuhrmann. Great grandchildren, Turner Hall and Everett Hall. Her special companion “Trubby”, She was preceded in death in addition to her parents by two brothers Frank Hinman and Keith Hinman. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family, Memorial donations may be made to your local SPCA. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Pa. -  Mansfield Gazette, April 27, 2016 

HOFMANN, Hannchen G. - Hannchen G. Volk, 96, of Meadville, passed away, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at Juniper Village Senior Living at Meadville. She was born on May 30, 1920, in Berlin Germany. She was a daughter of the late Georg and Gerda Ziemer Hofmann. She met her husband John G. Volk during his time of service in World War II. Hannchen enjoyed needle work, sewing, making clothes and knitting. She worked as a secretary for a plastics company in Philadelphia for many years. Survivors include her daughter, Margaret-Ann Peer of Townville; three grandchildren, John Paul Peer, Heather Ann Davis and Holly Irene Beers and five great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Hannchen was preceded in death by her husband, John Volk and her sister, Gerda Donath. Services will be private for the family and have been entrusted in the care of the Ryan M. Warren Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 33353 N. Main St., Townville, Pa. 16360. Burial will take place at Antrim Cemetery in Antrim. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Crawford County, 464 Pine St., Meadville, Pa. 16335, Laurel Health Care (Hospice) 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901, or Wellsboro Senior Center, 3 Queen St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. -  Mansfield Gazette, 30 November 2016 

HOFFMAN, Ruth Mae - Ruth Mae Fish, age 67, of Mansfield, PA, died Sunday, March 20, 2016 at her home. She was born on July 31, 1948 in Lansdale, PA, a daughter of Ross C. and Amanda F. (Walters) Hoffman. Ruth was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening and camping. Ruth is survived by her husband, Walter R. Fish, Jr.; a son, Walter "Rudy" (Karen) Fish lll of Buffalo, NY; 2 daughters, Tammy (Randy Smith) Fish of CA, Renee (Thad) Mase of Arnot, PA; 9 grandchildren; a brother, Paul (Floss) Hoffman of Dillsburg, PA; 2 sisters, Blanche (Tom) Matczak of Philadelphia, PA, Ida (Marvin) Leister of Tylersport, PA. She was predeceased by a son, Shawn Teasenfitz. A memorial service will be held Thursday, March 24, 2016 at the Blossburg Kiwanis Building, Island Park, Blossburg, PA at 3:00 P.M. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933. - Mansfield Gazette, March 23, 2016 

HOHL, Lori - Lori J. (Hohl) Quaintance, age 54, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Saturday, February 6, 2016.  She was born on December 28, 1961 in Reading, PA, a daughter of the late Harvey and Leah (Garman) Hohl.  She was the wife of Douglas P. Quaintance and was employed by First Citizens Community Bank, Wellsboro, PA.  Lori is survived by her husband: Doug, two sons: Eric (Nicole) Hohl, Ryan (Teresa) Stoltzfus, two daughters: Rachel (Kirby) Boston, Leah (Will Hess) Quaintance, brother: Harvey (Susan) Hohl, five sisters: Carol (Dwight) Love, Bonnie (Raymond) Miller, Nancy (Pete) Auman, Kathy (John) Kadingo, Julie (Bill Wissler) Grebe, brother-in-law: Alton Robertson and 7 grandchildren.  She was predeceased by a sister: Evelyn Robertson.  A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 12:00 Noon at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA.  - Wellsboro Gazette, February 10, 2016 

HOLLEY, Clarence H. - Clarence H. Holley, age 73 of Gaines, Pa. formerly of Knoxville, Pa. passed away Oct. 7, 2016 at his home. He was born Feb. 8, 1943 in Wellsboro, Pa. the son of Clifford and Beatrice Gleason Holley. He is survived by his sister, Rose (Carl) Hielscher, Kingman, Az. several nieces, nephews and cousins and a special friend, Mary Fitzwater, Westfield, Pa. Friends are invited to call Saturday Oct. 15, 2016 at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield, Pa.  from 4:00 to 5:00 pm. where a memorial service will follow at 5:00 pm., Rev. Larry O'Dell, officiating. - Mansfield Gazette, October 12, 2016 

HOOVER, Alan 91604  - Alan L. Hoover, Jr., age 43, of Mainesburg, PA and formerly of Chalfont, PA, died Sunday, March 13, 2016 at his home with his mother and stepfather at his side. Alan was born November 16, 1972 in Hammond, IN, a son of Colleen (Bailey) Jones. He worked in the banking field for many years. Alan is survived by his mother and stepfather, Colleen and Dale Jones of Mainesburg, PA; a daughter, Kaitlyn Hoover, of Indianapolis, IN; a son, Lucus Hoover of Lansdale, PA; a brother, James "Jim" Hoover of CA. At Alan's request, there will be no public service. In Alan's memory, contributions may be made to The Gift of Life, 401 Callowhill St., Philadelphia, PA 19123. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, 16 March 2016 

HOOVER, Raymond - Raymond L. Hoover, 90, of Wellsboro, passed away, Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.  He was born February 11, 1926, in New York City, NY the son of the late Zenus Leslie and Lida (Mc Connel) Hoover. Raymond was a graduate of Montoursville High School.  He was a US Army Veteran, having served during WWII as a paratrooper with the 111th Airborne Division; he was trained as a medic. Raymond was preceded in death by his wife, Bertie A. Hoover, on September 13, 1989. Raymond was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Wellsboro.  In addition he served on the Board of Trustees for Old Immanuel Lutheran Church, a historic Lutheran Church near Pennsdale, Lycoming County.  He was a Mason and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. He retired from the PA Fish Commission, Harrisburg; having served Tioga County from July 1964 – December 1991. Surviving are his daughter, Holly L. Hoover, Wellsboro; his son, Thomas D. Hoover, Hot Springs, VA and his brother, Herbert Hoover, Big Flats, NY. Friends and family are invited to Raymond’s Life Celebration on Monday, June 20, 2016 from 4:30 to 6:00 PM at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., 139 Main St., Wellsboro.  Service to follow at 6:00 PM with Rev. Peter DeVantier  officiating.  Interment in Old Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Pennsdale. - Mansfield Gazette, June 22, 2016 

HOWE, Nathan Leroy - Nathan Leroy "Roy" Howe, 87 of Lawrenceville, has gone to be with our Lord Jesus, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016. Born Oct. 23, 1928, in Knoxville, he was the son of the late Dallas Leroy and Edrica (Weaver) Hower. He was a celebrated athlete in his high school years, loving basketball. He was a Korean War veteran. Afterward, he was employed at the Elkland Tanning Company and later at the former Consolidated Gas, now Dominion Gas. He was very active in former years at the Knoxville Baptist Church, and later at the Jemison Valley Brethren in Christ Church. He played sports on the town teams, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He served on the Knoxville Town Council for years and was an active member of the Republican Committee along with other local activities. Nathan is survived by his younger sister, Joan Orth; son, Thomas Howe (Sue) of Mansfield, daughters Laurie Klarman (Steven) of Sistersville, W. Va., Jerilyn Brubaker (Steven) of Westfield; grandchildren, Jason Howe, Jared Howe, Brian Klarman, Cynthia Klarman, Wendy Klarman, Elizabeth Brubaker, Juliane Brubaker, Benjamin Brubaker; three great-grandchildren; and very special friend, Sue Hall of Westfield. He will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 40 years, Marie (Stephens) Howe' and later, wife of 16 years, Clara (Cutman) Howe; parents, Dallas Leroy Howe and Edrica (Weaver) Howe; brothers, Richard Howe, Robert Larry Howe; and by his sisters, Alberta (Latshaw) and Eileen (Choate).Family will receive friends at the Jemison Valley Brethren in Christ Church, Westfield on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 1 to 2 p.m. A funeral service will be held immediately following at 2 p.m., with Pastor Gary Wolfe and the Rev. Ronald Burgard officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, followed by a meal at Jemison Valley Church. Contributions may be made in his memory to the Jemison Valley Church, 5870 Route 249, Westfield, Pa. 16950. -  Wellsboro Gazette, January 27, 2016 

HOWEY, David F. - David F. Howey 69 of Wellsboro passed away in his home, comforted by many, many loving family members and friends, Friday December 23, 2016 after a long battle with cancer.  He was the son of Frederick  and Annie Jo (Chapman) Howey, born February 12, 1947.  David graduated from Wellsboro High School and served in the US Navy during the Viet Nam War.  He owned and operated two local businesses, Howey’s Carpet Installation, and, later The Steak House on Main Street in Wellsboro.  Dave fulfilled a boyhood dream of being a bus driver, working as a coach driver for Benedict’s Bus Service in his retirement from The Steak House.  He was very active in his community over the years and served in many capacities, but his service as Past President on the Wellsboro Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Charleston Twp. Municipal Board, and Chairman of the Laurel Health Golf Tournament was especially important.  David was an accomplished competitor in several disciplines, he was an excellent pool player and a member of two 8-Ball leagues, belonged to the Pro Bowling Tour and had several 300 games to his credit, and was an avid golfer with three hole-in-ones.  He enjoyed his woodworking shop and loved hunting and hiking. David is survived by his wife of 48 years, Barbara Goodwin Howey, a sister:  Kay Hickman (Jerry), a brother:  Dale Howey (Joyce).  He was the proud father of three daughters:  Christina Coffee (Geoff) of Wellsboro, Jennifer Showers (Jack) of Brenham, TX, and Sarah Taylor (Wayne) of Bolivar, NY.  Dave was especially proud of his 10 grandchildren:  Wayne, Morgan, Ashley, Paige and Trey Taylor; Jordyn and Aidan Coffee; Dustin, Charlotte, and Noah Worthington. The family has entrusted the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street Wellsboro, PA to handle David’s services.  The Howey family invites friends and family to the funeral home for a visitation on Wednesday December 28 from 5-7pm in the funeral home.  His family will provide flowers, so in lieu of flowers those interested in doing so are encouraged to donate in David’s name to the American Cancer Society. - Mansfield Gazette, 28 December 2016 

HUCK, Craig - Craig L. Huck, age 49, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.  He was born on September 18, 1966 in Wellsboro, PA a son of the late Floyd H. Huck and Gloria J. (Ingerick) Huck.  Craig was employed by Ward Manufacturing, Blossburg, PA for 25 years and enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, spending time with family and friends and he loved his grandchildren.  He is survived by his maternal grandmother: Pauline Ingerick, mother: Gloria J. Huck, wife: Genny Fisher-Huck, children: Briar Huck (Joy Boergermann), Bethany Huck (John Chambers), Travis Huck, Sarah Huck, Kristy Brown, Megan Cohick, Nicole Wheeler (Steve Ockenhouse), Jennifer Watkins, Sara Bump, grandchildren: Jayden, Adrianna, Logan, Braedan, Calleb, Bryar, Paige, three brothers: Bob Huck (Joan), John Huck (Val), Joe Huck and Scott VanVliet, sister: Cheryl Furrow (Jeff), best friend: Mike Johnston, “second parents”: Don & DeeDee VanVliet, nieces & nephews: Jakob, Joel, Riley, Katelyn, Jessica, Tyler, Hunter, Makaela, Basil, Chad, Breanna, Ashley, Madison and Morgan. A viewing will be held on Friday, April 29, 2016 from 4 to 8 PM at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc.  www.carletonfh.com  Wellsboro, PA and on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 12 to 1 PM at the Marsh Creek Fellowship Baptist Church.  Funeral services will follow at 1:00 PM at the church with Rev. Darwin “Tink” Cranmer officiating.  Interment will be in Tioga County Memorial Gardens.  Memorial donations may be made to the family. - Mansfield Gazette, May 4, 2016

HYMES, Jane - Jane H. Schroeder, 72, of Mount Joy, died on Sunday afternoon, March 20, 2016, at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Blossburg, she was the daughter of the late Raymond J. and Madeline E. Irvin Hymes. She was the wife of the Rev. Carl E. Schroeder for 37 years prior to his passing in 2012. Jane was a member of All Saints Anglican Church in Lancaster where she served on the vestry. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in music education from Mansfield University in 1963 and began her graduate work in music therapy at Miami University in Ohio. She received her Master's degree from West Chester University. Jane was employed by the School District of Lancaster as an elementary music teacher for more than 20 years. Later, she was employed providing customer service by the former Donecker's in Ephrata, K-D Tool in Lancaster, and Harrington Hoist in Manheim. She sang with Musica Sacra and the Lancaster Symphony Chorus and also was a flutist for summer music events. She also enjoyed crewel work, embroidery, and solving jigsaw puzzles. She is survived by two children, Stephanie S., wife of James C. Landis, of Mount Joy, Charles E., husband of Deborah Brown Schroeder, of Appleton, Wis.; four grandchildren, James, Benjamin, Samuel, and Emilie Schroeder, all of Appleton; and a sister, Judith I. Hymes of Chestertown, Md. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 23, at 3 .m., at St. John Lutheran Church, 223 West Orange Street, Lancaster, with Fr. James V. Johnson, Jr. officiating. Private interment will be in Mount Rose Cemetery, York. The family will receive guests at the church on Wednesday afternoon from 1:30 p.m., until the time of the service. Please omit flowers. If desired, contributions may be made to All Saints Anglican Church, c/o Joseph Hipple, treasurer, 15 Ridgewood Drive, Lancaster, Pa. 17603 or to the American Lung Association, 3001 Gettysburg Road, Camp Hill, Pa. 17011. – Mansfield Gazette, March 23, 2016

JADOSKI, John - John E. Jadoski, 63, of Westfield, passed away on Friday, June 10, 2016 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.Born June 14, 1952, in Westfield, he was a son of the late Edward and Evelyn (Seeley) Jadoski. John was a National Guard veteran and an operator at Dresser Rand, Wellsboro. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his four-wheeler and spending time with his family and numerous friends. John is survived by two daughters, Carrissa Jadoski of Wellsboro, Alicia (Joe) Cooper of Lutz, Fla.; a step-son, Michael (Jennifer) West of Westfield; a step daughter, Terry King, Wellsboro; a step-son-in-law, William King of Westfield; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Diane (Alan) Houghtaling of Westfield; several nieces and nephews; and two very dear friends, George Pryslak of Tioga, Diana Cady, of Westfield. In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by his wife Alvelia "Al" (West) Jadoski and a daughter, Theresa L. Jadoski. Visitation will be held at the Stuart Davis Park in Westfield on Saturday, June 18, from 10 to 11 a.m., with a  memorial service immediately following at 11 a.m. Pastor Ed Collins will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Galeton. -  Mansfield Gazette, June 15, 2016

JAMES, Zale L. - Zale L. JAMES, Jr., 86, of Ulysses, PA, died Thursday, July 28, 2016 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. Born January 16, 1930, in Andrews Settlement, PA, he was the son of Zale L. and Sarah James James. On September 10, 1949, in Genesee, he married the former Donna M. Baker, who predeceased him in 1988. In 1991, he married the former Edith “Edie” Green Grizzle, who predeceased him on June 8, 2016. A 1948 graduate of Genesee High School, he worked with his father on the family farm in Andrews Settlement for many years. He was employed at Air Preheater in Wellsville for 20 years and at Three Mile Island as a quality control inspector for 15 years. A licensed pilot, he was a co-pilot for Wellsville Flying Service and was a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. He rode motorcycle and four-wheeler for pleasure. Zale attended All Saints Episcopal Church in Brookland, PA. Surviving are: three sons, Douglas James of Coudersport, PA, Dean (Susan) James of Danville, PA, and Todd (Diana) James of Lebanon, PA; two daughters, Mary Sue (Wilbur) Gray of Middletown, PA and Laurie (Michael) Judd of Harrison Valley, PA; two step-daughters, Laurel Jean (Michael) Black of Palmyra, PA and Mia A. (Lalu) Narayan of Coudersport; a step-son, Stephen D. (Beatrice) Grizzle of Middletown, PA; 19 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Janis Torrey; and a great-granddaughter, Cora Jane Elizabeth Torrey. The family will hold a private service at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Monday, August 1, 2016. The Rev. Janis Yskamp will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Memorials may be made to All Saints Episcopal Church, c/o Patti Gamble, 1436 Horseshoe Road, Ulysses, PA 16948. - Mansfield Gazette, August 3, 2016

JANESKI, Christine - Christine L. “Tina” Janeski, age 60, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Friday, May 27, 2016.  She was born on March 16, 1956 in Williamsport, PA, a daughter of the late Stanley and Bertha (Williamson) Janeski and was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Wellsboro, PA.  She graduated from Wellsboro Area High School, class of 1973 and from Mansfield University, class of 1978.  Tina loved teaching and was a member of the Tioga County Republican Women.  She was very involved in many areas of St. Peter’s Catholic Church and the Foster Grandparent Program at the Trinity Lutheran School and was affectionately known as “Grandma Tina”.  Tina is survived by three brothers and sisters-in-law: S. Michael and Rosemarie Janeski of Rock Hill, SC, Thomas and Cathy Janeski of Wellsboro, PA, Robert Janeski of Wellsboro, PA, two sisters and brother-in-law: Mary Wise and Martha and Ted Rusk, both of Wellsboro, PA and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church at 9:30 AM with Rev. David Bechtel and Rev. Paul Mullen officiating.  Interment will be in the Antrim Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran School, 53 West Ave, Wellsboro, PA.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA.- Mansfield Gazette, June 1, 2016

JASIENIECKI, Dorothy - Dorothy A. Galayda, 94, formerly of Cowanesque, passed away on Thursday, April, 21, 2016. at Sweden Valley Manor (SVM) in Coudersport. Born on June 26, 1921, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Lottie and Paul Jasieniecki. She married Stephen Galayda in 1941. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Margaret (Peggy) and Richard Bonkowski; her sister, Sylvia Taft; daughter-in-law Karen Koester; grandson, Nicholas Galayda (Aleisha), and their children, Zoey and Owen; many sisters- and brothers-in- law, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen; son, Richard; and sister, Virginia Flieger. Dorothy lived in Chicago until the early 1970's when she, Steve and Rich moved to Cowanesque. She was known for her baking and cooking skills. Her customers enjoyed breads, sweet rolls, cookies, pierogi, and much more. An easy-going person, she always had a smile on her face and would do anything to help others. Dorothy sent all of her friends and relatives greeting cards to celebrate special occasions, and she was happy when they remembered her with cards, too. Dorothy lived in Cowanesque until 2009 when a fall resulted in an extended stay at SVM for rehabilitation. She felt so comfortable and safe there that when she was physically able to move from SVM, she decided instead that it would be her forever home. The staff loved her, and she loved them back. She was always grateful for the care she received. She also appreciated all the family and friends who came to visit her.A deeply religious person, Dorothy was prepared to meet the Lord when he called her. She was a member of St. Catherine's Church in Westfield where a funeral mass in her memory was held by Fr. John Kita on Monday, April 25, at 10 a.m. A special thank you from the family goes to Fr. James Campbell of St. Eulalia Church who ministered to Dorothy while she lived at SVM. Family received friends at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield on Sunday, April 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. Burial followed in Champlin Cemetery -  Mansfield Gazette, April 27, 2016

JELLIFF, LeRoy - LeRoy Ronald "Ronnie" Jelliff, age 64, of Wellsboro, PA, died Friday, February 5, 2016. Ronnie was the husband of Laurie (Dibble) Jelliff. He was born on December 5, 1951 in Corning, NY to Lyle and Beverly (Carr) Jelliff. Ronnie was a Feeder Operator for Corning, Inc. He was a Vietnam veteran of the US Army. Ronnie is survived by his wife, Laurie, three sons and daughters-in-law, Timothy Jelliff of Wellsboro, PA, Chad Jelliff of Wellsboro, PA, and Ernest (Staci) Jelliff of Liberty, PA; 3 grandchildren, Ethan, Coleman and Gavyn; his mother, Beverly Jelliff of Tioga, PA; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Claude (Elaine) Jelliff of Lawrenceville, PA, Randy (Kelly) Jelliff of Tioga, Pa; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Sandee (Rich) Burt of Moneta, VA, RoxAnne (Denzel) Moore of Campbell, NY. He was predeceased by his father, Lyle. In keeping with Ronnie's wishes there will be no services. Memorial donations may be made in Ronnie's memory to the Wellsboro Fire Department, 21 Pearl St., Wellsboro, PA 16901. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. - Wellsboro Gazette, February 10, 2016 

JOHNSTON, Thomas Merton - Thomas Merton Johnston, age 84, of Morris, PA, died Monday, November 14, 2016 at his home. He was born January 1, 1932 in Wellsboro, PA, a son of Merton and Margaret (Janeski) Johnston. Thomas worked as a mechanic at Borden's Milk Plant in Wellsboro before he retired. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose in Jersey Shore, PA; enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, tinkering and fixing things. He was married to the late Beverly M. (Teed) Johnston. Thomas is survived by 3 sons, Dalton (Roberta) Johnston of Oregon Hill, PA, James (Barbara) Johnston of Wellsboro, PA, William (Lisa) Johnston of Osceola, PA; 2 daughters, Gloria Merritt of Liberty, PA, Carole (Dennis) Mast of Pittsburgh, PA; a brother, Ron Johnston of Wellsboro, PA; brother-in-law, John "Pete" Kline of Stony Fork, PA; 13 grandchildren; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Beverly, a son, John, a sister, Sandy Kline. Services will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Oregon Hill Cemetery. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. – Mansfield Gazette, November 16, 2016 

JONES, Robert C. - Robert C. Jones, 69, of Blossburg, PA has passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2016.  He was born in Washington D.C. to David P. and Agnes L (Wilson) Jones.  Bob was a North Penn graduate and was a retired pipe fitter at Osram Sylvania in Wellsboro, PA.  He was also a former Blossburg Mason and member of the Hillside Rod and Gun Club. Bob is survived by his loving wife Barbara (Sticklin) Jones, daughter Judy (Timothy) Johnston of Mansfield, PA, daughter Loretta (Shawn) Rice of Wellsboro, PA and son Jason (Tabitha) Jones of Blossburg, PA.  His memory will live forever in the hearts of his eight grandchildren.  He is also survived by his only brother, David (Beverly) Jones of Blossburg, PA and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements have been entrusted to Freeberg  Funeral Home in Blossburg, PA where a visitation has been scheduled for Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 1 pm to 3 pm and a memorial service to begin at 3 pm.  Pastor Harry Colegrove from the Harvest Family Fellowship Church in Liberty, PA will officiate. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Robert Jones’ memory to the Sayre House of Hope, 312 Chemung Street, Sayre, PA 18840.  This facility and staff provided Bob’s family with unconditional support and love multiple times during his battles with cancer. - Wellsboro Gazette, January 27, 2016 

KECK, Ronald Wayne - Ronald Wayne Keck, 72, a lifelong resident of the Millerton community, passed away at home surrounded by family, Wednesday morning, April 6, 2016. Ron was born in Wellsboro, on April 9, 1943.He was the son of the late Robert Henry and Margaret Leigh (Houseknecht) Keck. Surviving are his loving wife of 36 years, Marie (Park) Keck; children, Brian (Nancy) Keck of Millerton, Annette Keck (Lyle Westfall) of Dundee, N.Y., Nancy Catalfamo of Central Square, N.Y., Bryan (Lori) Hunt also of Central Square, N.Y.; six grandchildren, Megan Keck, Robert Druker III, Michelle and Matthew Catalfamo, Grace and Kamryn Hunt. Ron was the founder of Keck's Food Service Inc. of Jackson Summit, in 1964. He took great pride in the company and the many people that shared his vision. Even after retirement he enjoyed various aspects of the business. He was a brother of the Masonic Lodge #373 of Tioga.He enjoyed classic cars and his membership in the Glen Regional Corvette Club. He loved the game of golf, sometimes spending his winters in Florida. Ron appreciated steam engine history and model trains. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, N.Y. on Sunday April 10, from 3 to 6 p.m., and again on Monday, April 11, from 11 a.m. to noon. Funeral services celebrating Ronald Wayne Keck's life will follow the calling hours at noon. The. Rev. Douglas Hodge will officiate. Interment will be held at a time convenient with the family in the Jackson Center Cemetery, Millerton. Those wishing, please make memorial donations to the Millerton Fire Company, 16 North Rd., Millerton, Pa. 16936 or to the Millerton United Methodist Church Food Pantry, 5443 Main St., Millerton, Pa. 16936. -  Mansfield Gazette, April 13, 2016 

KENNEDY, Lorna - Lorna O. [Bockus] Mundt died Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, at the Green Home in Wellsboro. Lorna was born Aug. 1, 1939, to Mahlon and Wanda Kennedy. She was predeceased by her father, Mahlon Kennedy and her husband, Bill Mundt. She is survived by her mother, Wanda Kennedy of Wellsboro; a sister, Kathy Hancock of Middlebury; brothers, Bruce Kennedy of Rochester, NY, Gary Kennedy of Wellsboro; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was born and raised in the Wellsboro area but spent the last 20 years in Snow Hill, NC, with her husband, Bill Mundt. She returned to Wellsboro recently to be with her family after becoming ill with cancer. She spent much time volunteering in her church, senior center, a couple of nursing facilities and the local food pantry. She was a champion of those who were disadvantaged and in need. She devoted a good deal of her time and resources to the care of small animals. If there was a dog or cat who needed an advocate, Lorna was there. Though she never had children, she loved her nieces and nephews and nurtured many animals. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service at Wellsboro First Baptist Church, 3 p.m., Saturday, April 23. A meal will be provided following the service. In lieu of flowers, attendees are encouraged to make contributions to local animal sanctuaries in memory of  Lorna. - Mansfield Gazette, April 6, 2016 

KENTOS, Edward - Edward Michael Kentos, Jr., 60, of Tioga, PA, died Monday, January 11, 2016 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA. He was born July 1, 1955 in Bridgeport, CT, to Edward and Mary (Ayles) Kentos. Edward graduated from Andrew Warde High School in Fairfield, CT in 1974. He was employed as a truck driver for Trefz Corporation in Stratford, CT, until he retired in 2004. Edward loved old cars, trucks, and motorcycles. He was passionate about music, and loved playing in a band during his younger years. He was a genuine and caring man who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Edward was always delighted to visit Lancaster, PA, where he found time to relax. He had a sense of humor that could make any person laugh and be happy about life. Edward is survived by his loving wife, Kelsie; a son and daughter-in-law, Corey (Natalie) Swanson; two daughters, Erin Marie Kentos and Brittany Lynne (Kyle Vanskiver) Kentos; three grandchildren, Madison, Aurora, and Nicolo Swanson; his mother, Mary (Ayles) Kentos, and one sister, Kathleen Kentos. Edward is also survived by his in-laws, Kelsey and Cleone Carleton; two sisters-in-law, Tracie (Paul Hulbert) Carleton, and Dia Carleton; one brother-in-law, Rodney Carleton; and two nephews, Wesley and Sawyer Carleton. He is also survived by several uncles, aunts, and cousins. He is predeceased by his father, Edward Michael Kentos, Sr. He will be greatly missed by his beloved dog, Puma. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, January 14, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 15, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral chapel with Rev. John Shypulfeski officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Edward's memory to the Tioga Ambulance Assoc., P O Box 103, Tioga, PA 16946. - Wellsboro Gazette, January 13, 2016 

KERR, Thomas - Thomas L. Kerr, age 66, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.  He was born on December 26, 1949 in Wellsboro, PA, a son of the late Ivan Kerr, Sr. and Bernice (Lattimer) Kerr and was married to Jane L. (Fish) Kerr for 20 years.  He was a Vietnam Veteran serving with the US Navy.  Tom was a farmer for 18 years and then worked as a shift sergeant at the Tioga County Prison for 27 years.  He was an avid golfer at the River Valley Country Club, a member of the Wellsboro Moose Lodge # 1147 and the Wellsboro American Legion Post #84 and enjoyed hunting.  He is survived by his mother: Bernice, wife: Jane, son: Kit (Amanda) Kerr of Tioga, PA, daughter: Rev. Lauri (Mary) Kerr of Williamsport, PA, step son: Matt (Melanie Zengerle of Andover, NY, grandchildren: Tricia Ann, Kylen, Connor, Kayden and Duncan, sister: Bonnie (Lannie) Gee of Wellsboro, PA.  Tom was predeceased by a brother: Ivan Kerr, Jr. Viewing will be on Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 4 to 7 PM at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA.  Funeral Services will be held on Monday, April 25, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home with Rev. Darwin “Tink” Cranmer officiating.  Interment will be in the West Branch Cemetery, Wellsboro, PA.  Memorial contributions may be made to the River Valley Country Club, Westfield, PA.- Mansfield Gazette, April 27, 2016 

KIBBE, Cleon Lenford - Cleon Lenford Kibbe, age 87 of Harrison Valley passed away at his home on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 with his family by his side. Born October 4, 1928 in Potter Brook, he was the son of the late Ivan and Myra (Outman) Kibbe. He married Betty Jean Metcalf on August 14, 1948. Cleon served 2 years in the US Navy on the USS North Carolina, worked 41 years for Consolidated Natural Gas Company and was a successful farmer and business partner of Kibbe Oil & Gas. He was a member of the Lewisville Lodge #556 F & AM in Ulysses for 57 years, was a pilot and enjoyed flying his own planes. He loved spending weekends at his cottage on Keuka Lake with his family and friends, loved fishing, hunting, woodworking, playing guitar and playing poker with the boys. Cleon always put his family first and made sure each and every one were taken care of. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Betty Jean Kibbe; two children, Maria J. Kibbe and David M. (Mary Dehner) Kibbe; his grandchildren, Matthew (Whitney Schlimm) Kibbe, Travis (Neena) Brown and Sasha (PJ) Stiles; great grandchildren, Dalton (Brittany Haskins) Kibbe, Preston Kibbe, Lyndsey Wheeler, Tanyon Brown, Kayden Brown, Emma Haynes, Jaycee Stiles and Preslee Stiles; great great grandchild expecting in Sept. 2016, Oaklynn Kibbe; brothers, Ivan L. “Ike” Kibbe, Jr., Russell L. Kibbe and Theodore Kibbe; two sisters, Betty Metcalf and Loveda (Dale) Potter and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters, infants Violet and Mary Lou, Arloene Jones, Virginia Lampman and Beverly Tormey; two brothers, Byron “Jum” Kibbe and Jacob H. Kibbe and a grandson, Joshua C. Wheeler. Family will receive friends at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield on Sunday, August 21st, 1:00 – 3:00 PM. A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made in Cleon’s memory to the American Cancer Society, Tioga Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. -  Mansfield Gazette, August 24, 2016 

KINNEY, Dale R. - Dale R. Kinney, age 56 of Lawrenceville, Pa. passed away Oct. 1, 2016 at Solders and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa. He was born Feb. 2, 1960 in Wellsboro, Pa. the son of Elbert and Evelyn Clark Kinney. He worked in retail in recent years, loved to go to Rotsell's Rest. in Lawrenceville, Pa. and was a avid outdoorsman. He is survived by his daughters , Amanda (Lawnie) Updike, Trumansburg, NY., Alisha (Ron) Stickler, Lawrenceville, Pa. grandchildren, Lexa Updike and Riley Stickler. brothers and sisters, Gene (Sandy) Kinney, Lawrenceville, Pa., Alfred "Shorty" (Ann Neal) Kinney, Lawrenceville, Pa., Elsie Breitwise and Cy Thompson, Lawrenceville, Pa., June Dyke, Millerton, Pa., Bertha Hamilton, Elmira, NY., nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Philip Kinney. Friends are invited to call at the Lawrence Township Municipal Building, Buckwheat Hollow Rd., Lawrenceville, Pa. Saturday Oct. 8, 2016 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. where a memorial service will be conducted at 3:00 pm. Pastor Laurie Greenlaw, officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Dale's memory to the Tioga Co. Fire Police. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Pa.- Mansfield Gazette, October 5, 2016 

KITCHNEFSKY, Deloris - Deloris "Dee" Borden, age 85, of Wellsboro, PA, formerly of Mansfield, PA, died Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Broad Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA. Dee was born February 26, 1931 in Tunkhannock, PA, a daughter of Simon and Della (Moses) Kitchnefsky. She was the married to the late Stanley Borden. Dee was the former owner/operator of the X-trail Restaurant in Mansfield and worked at Eddie's Truck Stop. She was a member of Holy Child Catholic Church, Mansfield, PA where she was very active as a housekeeper; member of the Ladies Guild; prepared many meals at the church; and worked bingo. Dee enjoyed crafting, gardening, housekeeping, traveling to New York City to see plays, and taking pride in her beautiful yard. Dee is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John and Cassandra Borden of Spencerport, NY; 2 sisters, Betty Kitchnefsky of Laceyville, PA, and Ann Rounsville of Bath, NY; a special niece, Janet Mathews of Cohocton, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, brothers, Anthony, John, Charles, William and Edward; sisters, Margaret and Verna. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A prayer service will be held at 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at Holy Child Catholic Church, 237 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA with Rev. Bryan Wright as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Andrews Catholic Cemetery, Blossburg, PA. Memorial contributions may be made in Dee's memory to Holy Child Catholic Church. - Mansfield Gazette, May 25, 2016 

KOLB, Elsie - Elsie Kolb Sipma, 82 of Sevierville, Tenn., passed away Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. She was the daughter of Milton and Orpha Kolb.A memorial service will be at 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 27 at Zion Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Justin Randolph officiating.A reception will follow.Cremation arrangements are by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. -  Mansfield Gazette, 30 November 2016 

KNOWLTON, Bill - Bill Knowlton passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at the age of 52, surrounded by his family in Placerville, Calif. Bill is survived by his loving parents, Garth and Karyl (Obourn) Knowlton of Pioneer Calif., formerly of Wellsboro. He was the grandson of the late Wayne and Gladys (Quimby) Knowlton and the late William and Arlene (Higley) Obourn also from Tioga County, so there are many aunts, uncles, and cousins in the area. Also surviving are devoted sister, Terri Knowlton and husband Will Isaacs of Pollock Pines Calif. and long-time sweetheart, Rose Roman who shared Bill's home in the Swansboro area of Placerville. Rose's son, Rafe Palmer who always considered Bill his father figure lives with his wife Janell and their children in Omo Ranch, Calif. Bill was a proud native Californian, born in Torrance, Calif. on July 25, 1964. He lived there but a few years before the family moved to northern California. Bill grew up and was educated in the San Francisco Bay area. Bill became employed by the Kragen Auto Parts chain in the 1980's and worked his way up to manager of various retail stores in the Bay Area before transferring to the store in Placerville, Calif. He purchased property in the area and made it his home. He later commuted to Dixon, Calif. for a number of years to manage Kragen's enormous parts distribution warehouse with over 100 employees. With experience gained, Bill then took a position as a software expert with Calpine Corporation to manage inventory support systems for their electric power generating plants. Home base was Folsom, Calif. but Bill would travel to facilities across the nation to implement these systems. When Calpine Corporation was reorganized and headquarters moved to Houston Texas, Bill took the position of warehouse manager for multiple Calpine facilities at "The Geysers" in Lake County wishing to remain in his native California. The Geysers is the largest geothermal electric power generating region in the world. Bill was an avid sports fan and he loved the San Francisco Giants baseball team. Bill's interests also included travel and he visited many countries around the world. He loved music, especially "The Blues" and "Classic Rock." He loved dogs. He loved boating. He loved helping people. Bill will always be remembered by those fortunate enough to have known him – for his remarkable intelligence, his quick wit and wicked sense of humor, and most of all for the kindness of his heart and the generosity he showed to everyone. He will be missed beyond words. No services will be held. A private celebration of Bill's life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, near his home in Swansboro area of Placerville Calif. -  Mansfield Gazette, October 12, 2016 

KNOWLTON, Lonny Matthew - Lonny Matthew Knowlton, 53 of Tarpon Springs, Fla., formerly of Mansfield, and Corning, N.Y., passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, at home. He was born May 11, 1963 to Harold and Sandra Hulslander Knowlton. Lonny was born and raised in Mansfield, graduating from Mansfield Jr/Sr High School in 1981. Lonny then lived in many places, but finally found the home he always wanted; a nice home overlooking the water in Tarpon Springs, Fla. Lonny made many friends throughout his life. To know Lonny, was to love him. He will be remembered as a kind man, a sweet man, and a generous man. Lonny could be friends with anyone, especially someone who needed the support of a genuine friend.Lonny always had a strong work ethic. Lonny spent most of his life working in the restaurant business, he worked in almost every aspect of food service, but enjoyed the interaction with customers most. When Lonny wasn't working, or spending time with friends he enjoyed reading a good book, usually a historical book and sometimes mystery novels. Most of all he loved the water, it was very peaceful for him.He is survived by his partner, Dwayne Billups of Tarpon Springs, Fla., mother, Sandra Knowlton Van Zile of Corning, N.Y.; brother, Rob Knowlton of Mansfield; sister, Tammy Knowlton of Virginia Beach, Va.; five nieces and nephews, Ryan and Daniel Knowlton, Paige, Hali, and Schuyler Nebrig. Lonny was predeceased by his father, Harold Knowlton in 2007; paternal grandparents, Richard and Dorothea Knowlton; maternal grandmother, Juanita Hulslander; step-father, Thomas L. Van Zile.The family invites you to join in a celebration of his life, on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Mainesburg Community Center, Route 6, Mainesburg, outside of Mansfield -  Mansfield Gazette, October 5, 2016 

KOSTECKI, Elizabeth - Elizabeth DeHaven, 72, of Roseville, PA passed away July 19, 2016 at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. Born on February 2, 1944 in Blossburg, PA, Elizabeth Anne, “Liz” Kostecki was a daughter of the late Victor and Clara (Vanetten) Kostecki.  In addition to caring for her family and home, Liz worked as a housekeeper at Penn Wells Hotel, Wellsboro.  She was a member of Roseville’s United Methodist Church and was active with their women’s group.  Liz also was an avid bowler and enjoyed camping, playing bingo, corn hole, golf, and cards, especially hand n foot. Surviving are her seven children; Ruby (Gary) Baker of Roseville, Gary Carew of So. Williamsport, Clara (Dave) Holley of Covington, Fred Carew of Mansfield, Terrie (Randy) Weatherby of Red Lion, Joseph Carew of Marionville and Anna (Rob) Smith of Canton, 20 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren, two sisters; Mary Mcconnel of Winn-Dixie, FL and Gloria (Marvin) Reimold of Morris also several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Ted DeHaven; a grandson, Michael Watkins; brother, Robert Kostecki and an aunt, Mary Kostecki. Calling hours are 9 – 10 a.m. Saturday, July 23, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr. Canton.  Pastor Tim Parker will officiate the memorial service at 10 a.m.  A luncheon will follow at the Roseville Community Center. In lieu of flowers, consider assisting her family with final expenses.  Send to Pepper Funeral Home with a notation for Elizabeth, P.O. Box 173 Canton, Pa 17724. - Mansfield Gazette, July 27, 2016  

KNAPP, Terry - Terry Lee Knapp, 39 of Westfield, passed away at his home on Saturday, February 06, 2016. Born October 12, 1976 in Wellsboro, PA he was the son of the late Romaine and Helen (Dilly) Knapp. Terry enjoyed camping, fishing and spending time with his son. He is survived by his son, Nicholas Knapp; his sister, Beth Hurlbert of Lawrenceville and a brother, William Knapp of Westfield. Private family services will be held at their convenience. Arrangements are with Kenyon Funeral Home. -  Wellsboro Gazette, February 10, 2016 

KNEF, Marie - Marie Franks, age 99, of Wellsboro, PA, died Friday, April 22, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 16, 1917 in Newark, NJ, a daughter of Andrew and Bertha (Ceasar) Knef. Marie was the widow of George Franks. She worked as a bookkeeper for Towanda Agway. Marie was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Wellsboro, PA. She enjoyed making cookies, embroidery, telling jokes and making people laugh. Marie is survived by 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Diane and Walter Colton of Wellsboro, PA, Carol Tobey of Wellsboro, PA; 5 grandchildren, John Eric Tobey, Tracy Schiefen, Anne (John) Goodreau, William (Tina) Colton and Nancy (David) Barron; 8 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, George in 1977; a son-in-law, John M. Tobey in 2009; 7 brothers and sisters. A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 47 Central Ave., Wellsboro, PA with the Rev. David Bechtel as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery, Wellsboro, PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Peter's Catholic Church or Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA 18848 in Marie's memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. - Mansfield Gazette, April 27, 2016 

KNOWLTON, Martin - February 11, 1960 ~ May 23, 2016 - On Monday, May 23, 2016, at the age of 56, Marty was taken from us too soon.  Marty met his wife Tammy, the love of his life, through Automax, where he was employed. He was a wonderful husband and a caring father to his two children, Chrysta Knowlton and Keith Knowlton.   Marty became a grandfather seven years ago to Damien Miller. Probably, Marty was best known from his time spent at Automax and Lake Country Motorsports.  He worked at various local businesses throughout Wellsboro and Mansfield. Marty was an US Marine Corp Veteran. Surviving in addition to his wife, children and grandchild, is his mother, Jeannette Comstock; brothers, Robert (Cynthia) Knowlton, and Kyle (Diane) Knowlton; sister Krista (Steve) Hand. Marty was preceded in death by his father, Robert (Bob) Knowlton. Memorial service to be held at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd. 139 Main St. Wellsboro, at 11:00 AM Saturday May 28, 2016.  Mansfield Gazette, May 25, 2016- 

LaPOINT, Mark - Mark Andrew LaPoint, 47, of Raleigh, N.C., passed away Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, at his home. He was a resident of North Carolina for 26 years. Mark was the son of Lynn LaPoint and Pearl Rockwell Wright. He was preceded in death by his father and his step-father, Carl Wright.He was a 1986 graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School. He was an Eagle Scout. Mark served in the Army Reserve. He loved aerial photography and enjoyed entertaining. Mark worked as a maintenance man.Surviving in addition to his mother are his three brothers, James at home; Jody of Little Marsh, Lynn, Jr. of Shortsville; two step-brothers, David Wright of York, Michael Wright (Lori), of Addison, N.Y.; two step-sisters, Kathy Olyowski (Paul) of Pine Valley, N.Y. and Tammie Baker of Florida.A memorial service will be at a later date at the convenience of the family. -  Wellsboro Gazette, February 10, 2016 

LAUVER, Barry W. - Barry W. Lauver, 64, of Mansfield, PA, passed away July 9, 2016, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA.  He was born May 14, 1952, in Harrisburg, PA, the son of Wayne & Betty Jean Seiber Lauver.  Mr. Lauver retired after teaching for 32 years, and coaching soccer for many years, at Mansfield Jr. Sr. High School.  He was an avid golfer and served as a board member at Corey Creek Golf Club.  Barry was a long time member of Friendship Lodge # 247 F. & A. M., serving as Master of the Lodge four times.  He was awarded Mason of the Year at Friendship Lodge in 2015.  He belonged to numerous Masonic Bodies, including, dual membership in Tyoga Royal Arch Chapter # 194 and Troy Royal Arch Chapter # 261, Ernest E. Lundy Mark Lodge # 403, Eire Council # 105 Knight Masons of PA, Northern Council #24 Royal and Select Master Masons, Sullivan Forest # 210 Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Northern Commandery # 16 Knights Templar, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite-Valley of Williamsport, and a member of Shriner’s of Dallas, PA.  In addition to his mother of Wolfeboro, NH, Barry is survived by his wife of 32 years, the former, Donna Zeiders, his sister & brother-in-law, Tangerine & John Antonelli of Wolfeboro, NH, his mother-in-law, Dorothy Zeiders of Mifflintown, PA, 3 brothers-in-law, Samuel (Joanne) Zeiders of Greenville, SC, Thomas (Carol) Zeiders of Sewell, NJ, Paul (Sue) Zeiders of Mifflintown, PA, and several special nieces and nephews.  Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service 130 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA, Tuesday 4-6 PM.  Friendship Lodge will conduct services there at 6:00 PM, followed by his funeral service with Rev. William N. Esborn officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Barry’s memory may be made to Friendship Lodge # 247 F&AM PO Box 164 Mansfield, PA 16933, or the American Cancer Society Tioga Unit, 1948 E. 3rd St. Williamsport, PA 17701. - Mansfield Gazette, July 13, 2016 

LAYTON, Richard Neil - Richard "Dick" Neil Layton, 83, of Wellsboro, died Monday, Sept.12, 2016. He was a lifelong resident of Wellsboro and thought this area was one of the most beautiful places on earth. He was an avid outdoorsman and much of his life was spent out in the wilds of Pennsylvania, hunting and fishing. He was well known as the original owner of the Stony Fork Campground which he owned and operated up until 1981. He is survived by his daughters, Amber Layton of Hendersonville, N.C., Candy Oryszak of Cheektowaga, N.Y., Tammy Fennerty of Hurricane, W.Va., Kim Perry of Sherman, Texas; sons, Timothy "T.J." Layton of Palmer, Alaska, Rick Layton of Mansfield; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept/ 17, at 2 p.m., at the Stony Fork Baptist Church with Pastor Dennis Crumb officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. -  Mansfield Gazette, September 21, 2016 

LEED, Arthur H. - Arthur H. "Art" Leed, 83, of Westfield, formerly of Ephrata, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, in the Green Home, Wellsboro. Born Nov. 26, 1932, in Lancaster, he was the son of Sherman and Lillian Levering Leed. He shared his life together with the former Sharon "Sherry" White for 41 years. She survives. He was employed as a supervisor by Motor Truck Equipment Co. in Lancaster, truck driver by E.J. Breneman in Pottstown, and was last a self-employed carpenter. Art was a member of Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church in Gaines and Cowanesque Lodge #351, F&AM in Knoxville. Surviving besides his wife, Sherry, are, three children, Jay (Julie) Leed of Lancaster, Ray (Sue) Leed Lititz, Kay (Douglas) Cassel of Lititz; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Larry (Janis) Leed of Summerfield, Fla.; a sister, Edna Trostle of Lititz; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers, Phares, Sherman, Melvin; two sisters, Esther Kiehl and Dorothy Leed. A memorial service will be held in the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church at a later date. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29, in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Brickerville. Memorials may be made to the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 2, Galeton, Pa. 16922 or the Green Home Patient Activity Fund, 37 Central Ave., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses. -  Mansfield Gazette, November 9, 2016 

LERNER, Neil - Neil S. Lerner, 68, of Mansfield, died on Thursday, March 31, 2016, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Neil was born in Philadelphia, on Sept. 5, 1947, to Avram & Rose (Kirshner) Lerner. He is survived by his loving wife, Rachelle Lerner of Mansfield; his three felines; sister, Eileen Zillman; two nieces and one nephew; a great niece and nephew all of California. Neil was a United States Army veteran serving from 1969-1971. He was a member of Congregation Kol Ami, the VFW, American Legion, Mensa and the Mansfield Women's Club. Graveside funeral services with full military honors will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 4, in Bath National Cemetery, Bath, N.Y. Rabbbi Oren Steinitz will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations in Neil's memory to Goodies for our Troops, P.O. Box 383 Wellsboro, Pa. 16901, Tioga County Pa. Senior Centers or a charity of one's choice -  Mansfield Gazette, April 6, 2016

LEWIS, Gene E. - Gene E. Lewis, age 86, of Mansfield, PA, died Sunday, October 2, 2016 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. He was born April 8, 1930 in Harrison Valley, PA, a son of Clayton and Frances (English) Lewis. Gene was married to Edeltraut (Gerwatowski) Lewis who survives. He worked at Lewis Homes as a Mobile home Technician until he retired. Gene was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.  Gene is survived by his wife, Edeltraut; a son, Michael Gene Lewis of Wilmington, DE; 2 daughters, Lori Ann (Thomas) Hanes of Coatesville, PA; Mary McNair of VA; 2 grandchildren, Alyssa Renee and Myan Michael. Gene was predeceased by a son, Harold Lewis on January 10th, 1969.  A private graveside service will be held Oct. 7, 2016, at 2pm. Burial will be in Champlain Cemetery, Westfield, Pa. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. – Mansfield Gazette, October 5, 2016

LITTERIO, Raymond Carlos - Raymond Carlos Litterio, age 61, passed away Monday, August 1, 2016 at his home in Elkland, PA. He is survived by his children, Sam Litterio, Allan Litterio, Sarah Sivicki, and Adam Litterio; his grandchildren, Seth, Nathaniel, Blake, Karley and Gabriell; his sister, Barbara Litterio. He was preceded in death by his mother, Gwendolyn (Putnom) Litterio, and his father, Sam Litterio. He was a disabled veteran who served during the Vietnam era. Funeral services will be held on September 1st, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the Bath VA Cemetery, Bath, NY. Memorial donations may be made to Adam Litterio at 12500 Johnston's Lane, Mercersburg, PA 17236. He will be missed by all, including his best friend, Barbara Ball. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. -Mansfield Gazette, August 10, 2016 

LOSINGER, Cecil - Cecil L. Losinger, 84, of Wellsboro, passed away at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, February 17, 2016.  He was the husband of Dawn Bell, who survives.  Cecil was born February 9, 1932, in Troy, PA,  the son of the late Cecil L. Losinger, Sr. and Anna (Smith) Losinger. Cecil was an US Army Veteran having served during the Korean Conflict; where he received a Purple Heart. He was a retiree of Corning Glass where he worked as a pipe fitter. Cecil was a member of the Wellsboro Veterans Club, a life member of the Wellsboro Moose and served the Moose as local chapter Governor.  Surviving in addition to his wife, are his daughters, Brenda Meyers, Katherine Brattain and Dawn Elliott; sons, Daniel Losinger and Bill Losinger; brother and sister-in-law, Howard and Denise Losinger; sisters, Annette Wakley and Lillian Losinger; sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and Gary Joe Reynolds. Friends and family are invited to Cecil’s Life Celebration on Monday, February 22, 2016 from 11 AM to 1 PM, at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., 139 Main St., Wellsboro, with service to follow at 1:00 PM. Memorials donations may be made in Cecil’s name to Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.- Wellsboro Gazette, February 24, 2016 

LOSINGER, Elva - Elva A. Meyer, age 88, of Nelson, PA died Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She was the daughter of Arthur L. and Ada (Learn) Losinger. Elva was the wife of the late Henry Meyer Jr. with whom she celebrated 69 years of marriage. She was a member of the Tuscarora Baptist Church in Addison, NY. Elva is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Arthur Henry of Tubotville, PA, Stephen Jay Meyer of Nelson, PA, David B. and Terri Meyer of Milton, PA: 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Janice Ann and John Bradshaw of Tioga, PA, Susan Flacker of Nelson, PA, Michelle Marie and Clifford Setzer of Nelson, PA; 9 grandchildren and several great grandchildren; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruth and Arnold "Stub" Waters, Bernice and William Gridley all of Wellsboro, PA. Elva was preceded in death by her husband, and sisters, Joyce Aldridge, Alice Meyer, Wanda Campbell, Betty Housel, Arlene Gross, daughter-in-law (wife of her son). In keeping with Elva's wishes there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA has been entrusted with the arrangements. - Mansfield Gazette, June 15, 2016 

LOWE, Elvira June - Elvira June Groves, age 78, of Cameron, NY, died Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Ira Davenport Hospital, Bath, NY. She was born May 16, 1937 in Tioga County, PA, a daughter of William Henry and Ruth Ellen (Doan) Lowe. Elvira worked for Corning Glass before she retired. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Addison, NY. Elvira is survived by a daughter, Mary Shedden of Gaines, PA; 2 grandchildren, William Shedden of Knoxville, PA and James Shedden of Wellsboro, PA; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, LeRoy (Donna) Lowe, Gerald (Penny) Lowe, and William Lowe, all of Elkland, PA; a sister, Ruth Johnston of Bradford, PA. She was predeceased by an infant son, brothers, and a sister. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 from Noon to 1:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow at 1:00 P.M. at the funeral chapel with Pastor Debbie Button officiating. Burial will be in Woodhull Village Cemetery, Woodhull, NY. -Wellsboro Gazette, February 24, 2016 

LUCE, Philip Burch - Philip Burch Luce passed peacefully at his home on Monday evening Oct. 31, 2016, with his loving caregiver, Florence Wapoh, by his side. He was born on Sept. 15, 1929, in Bethlehem, the second son of Gladness and Alexander Luce. He is predeceased by his wife, Nancy, and is survived by his three children, Timothy (Carol), Phyllis (Tyler), Sarah and his three granddaughters, Rachel, Elise and Jehanne. His brothers, John and David and sister, Mary survive. He is predeceased by his sister Judy.After his high school graduation from The Holderness School, he worked various jobs including time with the Hinckley boat yard in Maine. During the Korean War he served his military service in Busan. Upon his return he attended Colby College where he received his undergraduate degree and met Nancy Carroll, the woman who would become his wife of 55 years. With Nancy and his growing family, Philip continued his education in geology studying at New York University, the New Mexico Institute of Mining Technology and Washington State University. In 1967 Philip became professor of geology at Mansfield State College/University and the family settled in Wellsboro where they lived for almost 50 years. Throughout his career he loved leading field trips for students and colleagues, continually exploring back roads in search of geological outcrops and formations. After his retirement from Mansfield University Philip and Nancy traveled abroad extensively including trips to Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Greece and Western Europe. Throughout their marriage the couple spent many memorable summers in Maine. While there, Philip loved spending time by the ocean, reading, taking long walks, picking berries and doing crossword puzzles. Special lobster dinners were a summer favorite! Philip also fulfilled a long held dream of owning his own sailboat in which he explored the islands of Casco Bay with his family.The family invites all who knew Philip to gather to share memories and celebrate his life at the Tussey Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St. Wellsboro, on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 3 to 5 p.m. -  Mansfield Gazette, November 9, 2016 

LUCIANO, Blanca - Blanca I. DeJesus, age 66, of Mansfield, PA, died Saturday, April 9, 2016 at her home. She was born October 24, 1949 in Puerto Rico, a daughter of Simplicio and Gregoria Luciano. She was the wife of Hiram DeJesus, to whom she was married to for 43 years. Blanca was a teacher's aide for the Children's Vitalistic Center in Allentown, PA. She was a member of the Canoe Camp Church. She loved gardening, traveling, crafts, antiques, the shore, and spending time with her family. Blanca is survived by her husband, Hiram; a son, Samuel Viliz of Maryannville, PA; 2 daughters, Nichole Dominguez of Mansfield, PA, Luciana DeJesus of Bethlehem PA; 6 grandchildren; 4 brothers, Victor, Eddie, and Tony Luciano of Bethlehem, PA, Louis Luciano of Allentown, PA; 2 sisters, Lydia Diaz and Neri Luciano of Bethlehem, PA. She was predeceased by her parents, Simplicio and Gregoria Luciano. A private service was held for close friends and family. Memorial donations may be made to one's choice of a children's organization. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. – Mansfield Gazette, April 13, 2016 

LUKE, Andrew Richard Jr. - Andrew "Andy" Richard Luke, Jr., 80, of Mansfield, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He was born Nov. 26, 1935, in Bloss Township, a son of Andrew James and Vera Mary (Harguiski) Luke. Andy was the husband of the late Mary Etta Luke who passed away Sept. 23, 2010. He was a member of the Moose, the Arnot Sportsmen's Club, and the Hillside Rod & Gun Club. Andy retired from Ward Foundry after 23 years of service. He owned and operated a trucking business.Andy is survived by a son, Andrew Luke; a daughter, Freida Luke, both of Canada; a sister-in-law, Pauline Harding of Covington; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Loren and Patti Kendrick of Mansfield; and his feline friend, Rocketta. Andy was predeceased by his wife, and four sisters.Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, Sept. 8, from 4 to 5 p.m., at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. Funeral services will follow at 5 p.m., at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in Whitneyville Cemetery, Charleston Township. Memorial donations may be made in Andy's memory to the Animal Care Sanctuary, 11765 Route 6, Wellsboro . - Mansfield Gazette, September 7, 2016 

LUTHER, Terry - Terry Luther, 78, of Anchorage, AK, passed away from Agent Orange leukemia and pancreatic cancer on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, at his winter home in Los Osos, Calif. He was born in Wellsboro, the first son of Ivan Leroy Luther and Viola Lee Hollenbeck. Terry grew up a Pennsylvania outdoorsman, learning to hunt and fish, enjoying nature and of course adventure! Terry was a Marine Reservist in high school, attended college and became a CWO Army Pilot at Fort Rucker, Ala. He married Lucille Sword and had two children. Terry was a pilot in Vietnam 1965-1966. Air America recruited Terry to fly missions over Thailand and Laos. He and his family lived in Laos for seven years. The Air America experience was a life changer with daily adventures, combat flying challenges and a life-long bond with the Air America family that were involved in this historically significant CIA endeavor. Terry's love of flying and adventure brought him to Alaska, where he met Cindy Hancock at SeaAir Airlines. They married on June 2, 1984, in Anchorage. Son, Shaun, was born in Lima, Peru, in 1989, while on a government contract to eradicate drugs in South America. The family returned to their Alaskan home. Terry was a lifelong member of the NRA and enjoyed reloading. He retired from forestry as the state's number one Lead Plane Pilot. He also worked as a Corrections Officer in Seward, Alaska, and Security at Mears Jr. High School. He attended Crosspoint Church. Terry was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Gary Luther. He is survived by his wife, Cindy; his sons, Terrence E. Luther Jr. of San Antonio, Texas, Shaun Luther of Pismo Beach, Calif.; his daughter, Natalie Luther of North Pole, AK; brother, David Luther; and sister, Debbie Yates. He will be missed by five amazing grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Terry had a wealth of friends, that are as close to him as family, that mourn his passing. He is also survived by his loving dog, Daisy Mae, his constant companion! Terry's wishes were to have his ashes placed at Arlington National Cemetery. He will have a full Honors ceremony on Nov. 4, at 11 a.m. A potluck style celebration, will be held at American Legion Post 1 on July 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. Please RSVP Cindy at 907-522-2440. Let's celebrate Terry! He was a hero to many and a friend to all! -  Mansfield Gazette, July 20, 2016 

LUTZ, Darlene A. - Darlene A. Haldeman, age 73, of Morris Run, PA, formerly of Hilltown, PA, peacefully passed on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA with family by her side. She was born April 4, 1943 in Doylestown, PA a daughter of Chester and Elsie (Beer) Lutz. Darlene was the wife of Gerald "Jerry" A. Haldeman. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Blossburg, PA, and a former member of the New Britain Baptist Church in New Britain, PA. She lived for her children and grandchildren and spent her life caring for others. She had a kind and loving nature that touched everyone she met. She also enjoyed her pets, Abby and Muffin, loved socializing with her friends and brought comfort to many with her wonderful smile that could light up a room. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. In addition to her husband Jerry of 54 years, she is also survived by two sons and a daughter; Kevin Haldeman of Hilltown, PA, Dawn Schaeffer and fiancé Gary Gutkowski of Red Hill, PA; Todd and wife Meghan of Barto, PA; a brother, Charles Lutz of Pipersville, PA; seven grandchildren, Travis, Drew, Kristina, Kyle, Michael, Justin and Amanda. She was preceded in death by a brother, Chester Lutz, Jr., and two sisters, Delcia Lentz and Margaret Konderchek. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. at Scanlin Funeral Home, 175 E. Butler Ave., Chalfont, PA 18914. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 P.M. Burial will take place at Beulah Cemetery, New Britain, PA at a later date. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the PSPCA, 350 E. Erie Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19134. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, September 28, 2016 

MAHOSKY, Scott L. - Scott L. Mahosky, 60, of Wellsboro, died on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. He was born on Sept. 28, 1955, in Wellsboro, and was a Vietnam veteran serving with the United States Marine Corps. Funeral services will be private. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. -  Mansfield Gazette, August 17, 2016 

MACK, Frank - Frank W. Mack, age 79 of Taft Ave., Elkland, Pa. passed away, April 3, 2016 at home following a brief illness. He was born Dec. 13, 1936 in Knoxville, Pa. the son of Leland and Frances Mack. He was former employee of Elkland Leather Co. and Kennedy Valve, Elmira, NY. and was a member of the CV. Rod and Gun Club and the Elkland Moose. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, spending time with family and friends. He will be missed by all those who's lives he touched. He is survived by a son Terry (Satomi), Troy, Pa., two daughters, Susan (Michael), Sheldon, Il. and Spring (Elton), Arrow Smith, Il. 9 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren. In addition to parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Leland and two sisters, Ruth Bruce and Norma Crandall. A celebration of life will be held Friday April 8, 2016 from 6-8 pm. at the CV. Rod and Gun Club, 128 Ellison Rd., Elkland, Pa. Memorial donations may be made to the CV. Rod and Gun Club. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Pa. -  Mansfield Gazette, April 6, 2016 

MATSON, James - James C. Matson, 67, of Gaines, died on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. He was a Vietnam veteran serving in the United States Army. Funeral services will be private. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. -  Mansfield Gazette, August 10, 2016 

MAYBERRY, Richard - Richard B. Mayberry, Sr., age 79, of Gaines, PA, died Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at his home. He was born November 1, 1936 in Almont, PA, a son of John Frew and Mabel (Bakely) Mayberry. Richard was a retired mechanic and a member of the V.F.W. Richard is survived by a son, Richard (Elaine Croak) Mayberry, Jr. of Westfield, PA; 3 daughters, Donna (Lee) Hasse of Sellersville, PA, Lisa Trotter of Allentown, PA, Heather Llewellyn of Emmaus, PA; several grandchildren; 2 brothers, Robert (Nancy) Mayberry, William (Hazel) Mayberry; 2 sisters, Edith Clugston, Peggy Randall. Services will be announced at a later date. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, June 8, 2016 

MAYER, Mjoelnr - Mjoelnr Emmanuel Mayer, 21, of Poughkeepsie, NY, died on June 24, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Hospital.  He was the husband of Channelle Brooke (Brostrom) Mayer, who survives.   Mjoelnr was born June 7, 1995 in Plano, TX, the son of Molly and Richard Middaugh, of Wellsboro. Mjoelnr was passionate about cooking and wines.  He was employed at Commander’s Place, New Orleans, LA; as well as the Penn Wells Hotel in Wellsboro.  He accomplished his dream of making his hobbies his vocation and looked forward to becoming a Sommelier. Mjoelnr is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY.  He graduated in May of 2016 with High honors with the designation of Chef. He enjoyed being in the outdoors, hiking, listening to music and driving his car. In addition to his wife and parents, Mjoelnr is survived by his grandparents, Samuel and Cynthia Long of Wellsboro. A memorial service for Mjoelnr will be held at the Wellsboro Bible Church, Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 11:00 AM, with Pastor T.J. Freeman officiating. Local arrangements are being held by Tussey-Mosher Funeral, Ltd., 139 Main St., Wellsboro.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wellsboro Bible Church, 45 East Ave., Wellsboro, PA 16901. - Mansfield Gazette, June 29, 2016

 

McCAIN, Dakota Crist - Dakota Crist MacCain, age 21, of Blossburg, PA died Friday, July 1, 2016 at the Williamsport Hospital. He was born September 23, 1994 in Wellsboro, PA. Dakota worked for Scott House Logging and Chipping in Mansfield, PA as a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of the Morris Run American Legion; the Wolf Pack; enjoyed fishing and living life to the fullest. Dakota liked spending time with family, friends and his nieces and nephews. Dakota is survived by his parents, Rhonda and David Myers, Jr. of Blossburg; and Carl Nybeck; a brother, Jake Myers of Blossburg, PA; sisters, Tiffany Myers of Wellsboro, PA, Sapphire (Tom) Matczak of Blossburg, Jayd Myers of Blossburg, Lauren, Kristen and Erin Nybeck, all of New Port, PA; grandparents, Donald MacCain of Mayhill, NM, David Sr. and Sharon Myers of Roaring Branch, PA; Vern Nybeck of Morris Run, PA and Nancy Nybeck of Covington, PA; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Lizabeth Naylor. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 P.M. at the funeral chapel with Pastor Harry Colegrove officiating. Contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist with expenses. -Mansfield Gazette, July 6, 2016 

McCARTHY, Robert - Robert B. McCarthy, 80, of Wellsboro, died on Monday, April 11, 2016. He was born on Oct. 29, 1935, in Morris, a son of the late Basil McCarthy and Geraldine (Campbell) Young and was raised by his grandparents, Walter F. and Edna Campbell. Bob was the former president and CEO of the Wellsboro Electric Company and was married to Dixie L. (Perry) McCarthy. He loved his animals especially Annie who never left his side. He was very actively involved with community organizations including the local Boy Scouts of America, life member and past chief of the Morris Fire Department, life member and past assistant chief of the Wellsboro Fire Department, Wellsboro Fire Police, member of the F.O.P., Tioga County deputy coroner, Tioga County deputy fire coordinator and a state constable. He is survived by his wife, Dixie; two sons and daughters-in-law, Todd and Melissa McCarthy of Morris, Robert and Jill McCarthy of Wellsboro; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cyndy and Al Brown of Wellsboro, Karen and Jeff Potts of Minersville; four stepsons, Perry Repard of Liberty, Robert and Linnea Repard of Wellsboro, Timothy and Brenda Repard of Austin, Texas, Troy and Amy Repard of Liberty; brother, Ron McCarthy of Chambersburg; 21 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and special friends, John Sticklin, Rex Johnson and Sam Delosa. A viewing will be held on Friday, April 15, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. www.carletonfh.com Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 16, at 1 p.m., at the Wellsboro Firemen's Annex with Pastor Peter A. DeVantier and Pastor Dr. Joseph McNamara officiating. Interment will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to any local fire department or the American Heart Association -  Mansfield Gazette, April 13, 2016 

McCOMBS, Mary - Mary C. (Pfendler) Alexander, 77, of Morris, died on Friday, April 1, 2016. She was born on Sept. 16, 1938, in Clarion, a daughter of the late Raymond Pfendler and Lucinda (Cessna) McCombs. She was the wife of the late Kenneth C. Alexander and had worked as a secretary at the Liberty High School. Mary was a former member of the Pekin N.Y. Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, John and Terri Alexander of Shippensburg, Bob and Theresa Alexander of Liberty, Ed and Penny Alexander of Liberty, Steve and Barb Alexander of Morris; sister and brother-in-law, Anna and Ken Wilkes of Uma, Ariz., 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A private family graveside service will be held at the Steam Valley Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. -  Mansfield Gazette, April 6, 2016 

McHENRY, Joan - Joan K. O'Donnell, age 78, of Blossburg, PA, died Thursday, April 7, 2016 at Bradford County Manor, W. Burlington, PA. She was born October 25, 1937 in Philadelphia, PA, a daughter of Francis and Elsie (Vonboez) McHenry. Joan was the widow of John J. O'Donnell who passed away in 2008. She worked at Carnegie U.S. Steel Mill in Fairless Hills, PA. Joan was a member of Holy Child Catholic Church, Mansfield, PA. She enjoyed cooking and doing crafts. Joan is survived by 4 sons, Darren O'Donnell of Blossburg, PA, Joseph (Judy) Przepioski of Laurel Springs, NJ, Michael Przepioski and Sean (Patricia) Peterson, both of Levittown, PA; 2 daughters, LeeAnn Jorrett of Hatboro, PA, Faymarie (Arthur) Gerstenmaier of Langhorne, PA; a sister, Pat McHenry of Shippensburg, PA; numerous grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Besides her husband she was predeceased by a son, Kevin Przepioski, a step-son, Kevin O'Donnell, and a daughter, Lynne Dee Geiser. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield PA from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Child Catholic Church on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:30 A.M. with Rev. Bryan Wright as celebrant. Burial will be in Maple Ridge Cemetery, Jackson Twp., PA.- Mansfield Gazette, April 13, 2016

 McNANEY,  John H. [SRGP 89123] – John H. McNaney, 77, of Mansfield, died Friday, Dec. 8, 1995, at the Green Home, Wellsboro. Born May 31, 1918, in Elmira, NY, he was the son of William H. and Sarah Grace McNaney. He had been a photographer for 40 years. Together, John and Marguerite McNaney owned and operated the McNaney Studio in Mansfield. He had also been employed by Commonwealth Bank and Trust where he was a manager. He was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church in Mansfield, a charter member of the Kiwanis Club, a member of the Lions Club, and a US Navy Veteran of World War II. Preceding him in death were two grandsons, Michael and Sean McNaney. Surviving are his wife, Marguerite Lewis McNaney; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael W. and Iris McNaney of Durham, NC, and John and Cindy McNaney, Jr., of Mechanicsburg; two daughters and a son-in-law, Sharon and Jeff Young of Chapel Hill, NC, and Marijane McNaney of Mansfield; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jay and Bill McNaney, both of Elmira, NY; a sister, Nancy Lyman of Vestal, NY; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held Monday, Dec. 11, at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. A memorial service was held Tuesday, Dec. 12 at the St. James Episcopal Church, Mansfield. The Rev. Canon Rudolph J. van der Hiel officiated. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Association, 919 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Ill 60611. Wellsboro Gazette, December 13, 1995 

MERRICK, Richard I. - Richard I. "Dick" Merrick, Jr., age 71, of Gillett, PA, died on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 at the Coryland Baptist Church at 2:00 PM with Pastor Jay Zaremba officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. - Mansfield Gazette, 7 December 2016 

MILLER, Dale L. - Dale L. Miller, age 65, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Friday, October 7, 2016 at his camp in Willing, NY.  He was born on May 21, 1951 in Lancaster, PA, a son of the late Lewis D. and Dorothy M. (Hoffmaster) Miller and was the husband of Amy (Anderson) Miller.  He served for over 20 years as a United Methodist minister and worked for 15 years as a Tioga County behavioral specialist and crisis intervention.  Dale was a member of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church, Outdoor Writers Association of Pennsylvania, President of the Wellsboro Lions Club, past president of the United Bow Hunters of Pennsylvania and a lifetime member of the NRA.  He enjoyed hunting, gardening, reading, writing, baseball and was a published writer in the Wellsboro Gazette and the Pennsylvania Game News.  Dale is survived by his wife: Amy, two sons and daughters-in-law: Greg and Lauren Miller of Elkins Park, PA, Steven and Rev. Suzanne Miller of Raleigh, NC, daughter and son-in-law: Kristy & John Parish of Fleetwood, PA, brother and sister-in-law: Ronald & Phyllis Miller of Mt. Joy, PA, sister-in-law: Nancy Miller of Raynhan, MA, sister: Carolyn Miller of Shillington, PA and 8 grandchildren.  He was predeceased by a brother: Glenn Miller.  A viewing will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 5 to 8 PM at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Wellsboro United Methodist Church with Rev. Rich Hanlon officiating.  Another viewing will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 12 to 2 PM at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Paradise, PA with a graveside service following.  Interment will be in the St. John’s UMC Cemetery, Paradise, PA. - Mansfield Gazette, October 12, 2016 

MILLER, Naomi - Naomi Cooper, age 87, of Mansfield, PA, died Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA. She was born December 18, 1928 in Bell Twp., Clearfield County, PA, a daughter of Oran Floyd and Della Gertrude (Stagner) Miller. Naomi was the wife of Raymond Cooper who survives. In addition to her husband, Naomi is survived by 4 daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Paul Shaw of Mansfield, PA, Cindy and Ray Kerr of Troy, PA, Cathy and Lynn Hanes of Asheboro, NC, Cheryl and Mark Gregory of Bethel, PA; 4 grandchildren, Matthew Hanes, Ashley Shaw, Tyler and Courtney Gregory; step-grandchildren, Sheila (Tom) Lechner, Travis (Rabia) Kerr, Jassen (Janet) Shaw, Jennifer (Rick) Wagner, Juanita (Jeff) Giarth, Jaime (Mike) Mary. She is predeceased by a daughter Carol Cooper, brothers, Wayne, Ray and Theo Miller; sisters, Lorraine Miller, Levonne Hook and Althea Bell. Service will be private at the convenience of the family. Donations in her memory may be made to the Mansfield Ambulance Association, 381 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933, or Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1883 Shumway Hill Rd., Wellsboro, PA 16901. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, 19 October 2016 

MISNER, Jerry - Jerry L. Misner, 81, of Lawrenceville, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2016, at home. He was born Feb. 20, 1935, in Wellsboro, the son of LeClair and Doris Sortore Misner. Jerry was a United States Air Force veteran and a retiree of Cornell Brothers. He is survived by his wife, the former, Dawn Horton; a son, Jerry (Tina) Misner of Middlebury Center; four daughters, Candice (Jerry) Hancock of Royse City, Texas, Dawn Misner of Cullowhee, N.C, Connie Mackie of Tioga, Cathy Werner of Lawrenceville; two sisters, Shirley Kopecky, Sharon (Darryal) Griffin, both of Little Marsh; 20 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren;a sister-in-law, Susan Williamee of Canandaigua, N.Y.; an uncle, John (Bonnie) Sortore of Austin, Texas; several nieces, nephews, and special friends, Wayne and Patricia Heck of Middlebury Center. He was predeceased by children, Craig and Teresa Stevens; brother, Darry Misner; and niece, Yvonne Kopecky. There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. A service of Gary Wilston Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield. -  Mansfield Gazette, 16 March 2016

MISNER, Sharon Joyce - Sharon Joyce Griffin, 75 of Little Marsh, PA passed away Sunday August 14, 2016 surrounded by family in her home.  She was the wife of Darryel R. Griffin, whom she married August 25, 1963.  Sharon was born July 6, 1941 in Blossburg, the daughter of LeClair and Doris Irene (Sortore) Misner. Sharon was a US Air Force veteran, and she graduated from Little Marsh High School in 1959.  She was a member of the Little Marsh United Methodist Church, and worked as a US Mail carrier as well as helping to manage the Griffin Brothers appliance repair business.  A wife mother and grandmother, Sharon loved her family and was devoted to it, especially her grandchildren. Surviving are her husband Darryel; 1 son:  Chad Griffin (Michele) of Middlebury Center; 2 Daughters:  Nikki Schauer (Karl) of Little Marsh, and Penny Button (Frank) of Middlebury Center; 5 grandchildren:  Courtney and Kayla Schauer of Little Marsh, Paige Griffin of Middlebury Center, and Tanner and Brayden Button of Middlebury Center; and a sister:  Shirley Kopecky of Little Marsh.  She was preceded in death by her parents; 1 son:  Scott Randolf Griffin; and 2 brothers:  Jerry and Darry Misner. Friends and family are invited to Sharon’s Life Celebration on Wednesday August 17, 2016 from 6-8pm at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, with a memorial service to follow at 8pm in the funeral home. -Mansfield Gazette, August 17, 2016 

MITCHELL, Shirley - Shirley A. Swavely Vandermark, age 80, of Gillett, PA, died Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA. She was born November 28, 1935 in Lansdale, PA, a daughter of Herbert and Anna Mary (Heston) Mitchell. Shirley was the wife of the late Walter J. Vandermark who died February 19, 2016. She worked as a seamstress, and for Wal-Mart before retiring. She was a member of the West Jackson Baptist Church; enjoyed camping, rodeos and her dogs. Shirley is survived by her children, April Dawn Swavely (Joe) of PA, Debra Powlison (Jan) of PA, Richard Swavely (Rose) of PA; step-children, Walter Vandermark, Jr. (Robin) of FL, Author Vandermark (Brenda) of GA, Lisa Giannio (Andy) of NY, Tammy Vandermark of NY; 42 grandchildren; 58 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; a dear friend and neighbor, Jamie Ames; her beloved dogs, Sadie and Dolly. Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Walter Vandermark, Sr.; brothers, Jesse and Owen Mitchell; step-son, Ronald Vandermark (Mary). Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from Noon to 1:00 P.M. A memorial service will follow at 1:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA with Pastor Mark Conrad officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Animal Care Sanctuary, 11765 Rte. 6, Wellsboro, PA 16901 in Shirley's memory. www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com – Buckheit Funeral notice, Sept 24, 2016 

MONROE, Marilyn - Marilyn Elizabeth Haas, 75 of Mountain View, Ark. passed away on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, at Highlands Nursing Home in Mountain View, Ark. Marilyn was born on July 14, 1940, in Montour Falls, N.Y. to the late Elmer and Alice (Burt) Monroe. Marilyn was a homemaker and a member of Flatwoods Baptist Church in Mountain View, Ark. Marilyn is survived by her husband, Charles Haas of the home; two sons, Merrit Stahli, Martin Stahli, Sr.; three daughters, Victoria Popurch, CarlaSue Taylor, Marchalle Haas; one brother, Ronald Monroe; one sister, Valarie Monroe; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Alice (Burt) Monroe; two sons, Michael Stahli, Sr. and Mark Stahli, and one sister, Violet Monroe. A private memorial service will take place at a later date.Marilyn Elizabeth Haas, 75 of Mountain View, Ark. passed away on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, at Highlands Nursing Home in Mountain View, Ark.Marilyn was born on July 14, 1940, in Montour Falls, N.Y. to the late Elmer and Alice (Burt) Monroe. Marilyn was a homemaker and a member of Flatwoods Baptist Church in Mountain View, Ark. Marilyn is survived by her husband, Charles Haas of the home; two sons, Merrit Stahli, Martin Stahli, Sr.; three daughters, Victoria Popurch, CarlaSue Taylor, Marchalle Haas; one brother, Ronald Monroe; one sister, Valarie Monroe; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Alice (Burt) Monroe; two sons, Michael Stahli, Sr. and Mark Stahli, and one sister, Violet Monroe. A private memorial service will take place at a later date. -  Wellsboro Gazette, January 6, 2016 

MONROE, Richard - Richard W. Monroe, 77, of Sabinsville died Sunday, April 3, 2016. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, on Friday, April 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with funeral services following at 1 p.m. The Rev. Marty Zdrojewski will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, Pa. 16948. -  Mansfield Gazette, April 6, 2016 

MOORE, Clair - Clair George Moore, Jr. 61, of Jermyn, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, in Geisinger Community Medical Center. Born Dec. 8, 1954, in Batavia, N.Y., he was the son of Clair G. Moore, Sr. of Wellsboro and the late Iva (Short) Moore. He lived in Jermyn and was formerly of Wellsboro. Prior to his illness he worked as a cook for area restaurants. An avid reader, Clair also like working crossword puzzles.Surviving are a son, Perry Moore; a daughter, Elizabeth A. Moore Vannatter, both of Jermyn; two brothers, Perry of Texas, Michaelof Arizona; four sisters, Sandy Casher, Cindy Baker, Cora English, Laura Moore all of Wellsboro; two granddaughters, Casandra Moore, Samantha Vannatter; a grandson, Jessie Vannatter, Jr. He was preceded in death by infant son, Christopher Moore. Services and interment will be in Wellsboro at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Service, Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit. -  Wellsboro Gazette, February 24, 2016 

MORGANDALE, Donald J. - Donald J. Morgandale, 83, of Wellsboro, died on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. He was born on April 4, 1933, in Reading, a son of the late Mahlon and Ruth (Gregory) Morgandale. Don was a Korean War veteran serving with the United States Navy. He was formerly employed by Metropolitan Edison, Reading and had retired from Ward Manufacturing, Blossburg. He was a certified engineer for the Tioga Central Railroad and loved fishing and hunting. Don is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Linda Morgandale of Lakeland, Fla.; three step -sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Beth Weaver, Jeffrey and Linda Weaver, John Mark, Julie Weaver all of Wellsboro; step-daughter and son-in-law, Jaye Anna and Todd McCoy of Greensboro, N.C.; sister, Cindy Hoffman of Oley; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends may call on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. -  Mansfield Gazette, August 17, 2016 

MORLEY, Richard - Richard Charles (Rich) Morley (72) of Pennsdale, PA, went to be with the Lord April 24th, 2016. Born in Blossburg, PA Dec. 29th,1943 the son of Harold and Pauline Morley. He is a graduate of North Penn High School and Coyne Electronics Institute, Chicago, Illinois and owner of a Radio Shack business and electronics repair in the Blossburg area. He was also a dedicated Vietnam war veteran with an honorable discharge and member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, USA Jaycees, Knights of Columbus, and St. Joseph's Church in Morris Run, PA. He is survived by his mother, Pauline Morley of Blossburg, PA; son, Benjamin (Krista) Morley of Quakertown, PA; wife Doris Morley; her two daughters Laurie Marshall and Teresa (John Polifka) of Nanticoke, PA; and two adored step grandchildren (Rachel and Jenna); a brother Raymond (Connie) of Ankeny, Iowa; and three sisters—Leona (Gary Ruberto), Barbara (Robert Stoudt) of Blossburg; Evelyn (Richard Keefe) of Sutton, MA; two very special friends (Dale Grant of Florida, Eugene Nowak of Knoxville, PA) and many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and his beloved dog, Charlie. Predeceased by his father Harold Morley. He enjoyed fishing, bike riding, skiing, swimming, a bit of golf, reading, debating and love of laughter and joking. Richard's message to all is "Always remember the veterans for they are dedicated to the country and strive to protect our freedoms, not to be taken for granted." Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, May 2, 2016 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. A prayer service will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Bryan Wright officiating. Burial will be in St.Joseph's Cemetery, Morris Run. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Legions or VFW of your choice; the Blossburg Memorial Library; the Lycoming County S.P.C.A., 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701; or to the charity of your choice. - Mansfield Gazette, May 4, 2016 

MOSHIER, Genevieve Mae - Genevieve Mae Moshier Erway, 87, died Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at her home in Corvallis, Ore. Gen was born in Wellsboro, to Nina Mastin Moshier and Leon S. Moshier. She had three older brothers, Ralph, Leon, and Ned. After high school she worked as a legal secretary before moving to Manhattan, N.Y., to attend the New York School of Interior Design. She lived at the YWCA, and graduated in 1948. When she returned to Wellsboro she married Louis Monks Erway. They settled in Wellsboro where daughter, Krista was born, and Gen took care of them all while Lou operated a gas station. In 1951 they moved to Corning, N.Y., where Lou started his career with the Corning Glass Company. Their family grew to include sons, Nick and Rand, and Gen continued to decorate offices and homes while she and Lou built their home in Corning. Gen was always interested in creating art, both practical and decorative, with sewing, knitting, beading, and ceramics. She and Lou began Hillside Pottery in their home studio in 1967 and with the profits travelled with Elderhostel tours to continue exploring and learning.Gen and Lou spent a year in Korea 1982 while Lou was working on projects with Corning Glass and their adventures continued with a year in Monterrey, Mexico. When Lou retired from Corning Glass, they moved to Oak Island, N.C. where they built another beautiful home. Gen and Lou moved to Corvallis in 1997 to be closer to family.Gen loved travelling and exploring Mexico and other countries. She travelled to China with her friend Chucky, to Machu Pichu with her daughter Krista, and made multiple trips to Mexico with Krista and son Rand. She especially loved exploring the Patzcuaro area in Mexico. Gen studied Spanish for over 20 years, volunteered as a conversant with Korean students and Mexican immigrants, and studied Tai Chi and Shodo. Gen lived her life with much grace and with many friends of all ages. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Krista and James Botsford of Wausau, Wis.; son and daughter-in-law, Nick and Vickie Erway of Newport; daughter-in-law, Marilyn Erway of Corvallis, Ore.; grandchildren, Brian Erway, David Erway, Tenzin and Stacey Botsford, Katelin and Kevin DeGroot, Anna Erway, and Jamie Erway. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren Leona Genevieve and Iris Mae Botsford, Brenden, Bryson, and Haven Erway, and Sophie Mae Denierio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lou; her brothers; and son, Rand Erway. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 10 at 1 p.m., at the First Christian Church in Corvallis, Ore. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to HELP c/o First Christian Church, 602 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis, Ore. 97333 -  Mansfield Gazette, July 6, 2016 

NEWLAND, Dr. Gerald Anthony - Dr. Gerald Anthony Newland, 80, died peacefully of natural causes on August 25, 2016 at Bakercrest Personal Care Home in Millerton, PA. Gerald was born on November 18, 1935, in Boston, MA. His parents Joseph and Josephine, his brother Victor, and his sister, Maria, predeceased him. Gerald earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, and Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Human Development at the University of Maryland. He worked for University of Virginia's College at Wise, VA; Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA; Mansfield University in Mansfield, PA; and the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. He was a self-taught lover of music, playing the harmonica, guitar, banjo, and piano. He also liked fishing, oil painting, woodworking, and most especially, ice cream. Gerald is survived by his two sons, David and Daniel, as well as dear friends who enjoyed his company the last several years. As Gerald requested to be cremated, no service will be held. Any donations made in his name may be sent to Bakercrest, 76 Bakercrest Lane, Millerton, PA 16936. Special remembrances to be passed on to his sons may be mailed to Gerald Newland, PO Box 283, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. – Mansfield Gazette, August 31, 2016 

NICHOLS, Patricia - Patricia "Pat" N. Longenbach, 61, of Harrisburg, PA passed away Monday, March 14, 2016 at the Harrisburg Hospital. Born July 28, 1954 In Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of Lyle Nichols of Wellsboro, PA and the late E. Joan (Bloise) Nichols. Pat and husband Karl J. Longenbach married November 14, 1981 and have been blessed with thirty-four years together. Pat graduated from Wellsboro High School in the class of 1972 and later obtained a degree to become an x-ray technician from Mansfield State College 1976. Pat loved raising her children as a fulltime mother and homemaker. She assisted in their various swim clubs, and school PTO activities. Pat also was a "Scout Mom", which meant the world to her. Pat raised several pets over the span of her life but she had a special fondness for her two horses, Raider and Cookie. Never hesitant to help, her involvement her children's lives and love of horses, fueled her passion to help children and young adults with special needs. She was long- time, dedicated volunteer with the Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association, Grantville, where she not only enjoyed working in therapy, but loved working and caring for their horses and farm animals through feeding, grooming and riding. Pat was an active member of St. Margaret Mary's Catholic Church, Harrisburg, serving as a Eucharistic Minister for many years. In addition to her father and husband, Pat is survived by two children, Danielle M. Longenbach of Baltimore, MD and Nicholas J. Longenbach of Ocean City, MD, a brother J. Scott Nichols, his wife Laurie and nephew Ethan, all of Wellsboro, PA. The visitation will be 6:00-8:00PM, Friday, March 18, 2016 at the Hetrick-Bitner Funeral Home, Harrisburg. Vespers will begin at 7:30PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:00 PM, Saturday, March 19, 2016 at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church Harrisburg. The Rev. Fr. Paul C. Helwig will be the celebrant. Burial will follow immediately at Holy Cross Cemetery, Harrisburg. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association (CATRA), 168 Station Road, Grantville, PA 17028. The Hetrick-Bitner Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. -  Mansfield Gazette, March 23, 2016 

NOLAN, Margaret - Seabrook House co-founder, Margaret 'Peg' Diehl, 89, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, surrounded by her family.Peg was born on Aug. 2, 1927, in Philadelphia to Mary and Cyril Nolan. She was one of six children and attended Holy Child Parochial School and Little Flower High School for Girls in Philadelphia. In 1950, she married Jerome J. Diehl (Jerry) and lived in Jenkintown, until 1961, when they moved to Ocean City, N. J. with their children.She is survived by four siblings, Richard, Robert, Mary, Ann; four children, Richard (Christine), Edward (Matthew), Jerome (Deborah), Robert (Heather). Peg leaves ten grandchildren, Matthew, Marisa, Jane, Christopher, Emily, Nolan, Cullen, Sarah, Elizabeth, Nicholas; and one great-grandson, Gabriel. She is predeceased by her husband, Jerry; her brother, Jack; and her beloved son, Jack.Peg, along with her late husband, Jerome 'Jerry', founded Seabrook House in 1974, several years after they began their family's healing process from Jerry's alcoholism. Peg is recognized and best known professionally for her pioneering contributions to the concept that addiction is truly a "family disease." She became one of New Jersey's first certified and licensed addiction counselors.Throughout her career, Peg was the recipient of many prestigious awards. They included the Denis Mansmann Memorial Award in 2003, the CRBard Outstanding Women in Treatment Award in 2007, the Alumna of the Year Award of Little Flower High School in 2007, and the Women Making a Difference Award in 2008. In 2012, Peg received the Community Leadership Award by the Caron Foundation and the Standish F. Hansell Award for Excellence in Addiction Treatment, presented by the Livengrin Foundation. In 2014, an award in her honor was established for a Seabrook House employee who best exemplifies service to families with addiction. The Diehl family invites all who wish to join us for a viewing and Catholic Mass at St. Damien's RC Church, 13th and Wesley Avenue in Ocean City, N.J. at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 2, followed by a luncheon and celebration of Peg's amazing life at noon at the Flanders Hotel, 11th and Boardwalk, Ocean City, N.J. Friends, Seabrook staff, colleagues and fellow members of Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon and other 12 Step programs are so very welcome. A private, family burial will take place Saturday morning at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Cheltenham. Memorial contributions can be made to the Seabrook House Foundation's Matrix Family Program. -  Mansfield Gazette, 30 November 2016 

NUDD, Sherrill L. - Sherrill L. Nudd age 51 of Hornell, NY. passed away Dec. 2, 2016 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY. She was born Oct. 20, 1965 in Wellsboro, Pa. the daughter of Merrill and Donna Simmons Nudd. She was raised on a dairy farm in Troupsburg, NY., was a graduate of Troupsburg Central School, attended Mansfield, Corning and Alfred colleges and was employed as a Medical Billing Specialist at St. James Mercy Hospital, Hornell. She is survived by her fiancé, best friend and "Rock", Sam Northrup, Hornell, daughters, Heidi (Joe) Stage, Whitesville, NY.,Nina (Ian Taylor) Petteys, Brockport, NY., son, Donald Petteys III, Hornell, NY., parents, Merrill and Donna Nudd, Troupsburg, NY, stepdaughter, Amanda Northrup, Ukia, Ca., sisters, Sue (Jeff) Stevens, Troupsburg, NY., Teres (Ed) Burchell, Westfield, Pa., Tracey (Jeffrey Metcalf) Nudd, Westfield, Pa., Colleen, (Lance) Swarthout, Roaring Branch, Pa., brother, Frank Nudd, Knoxville, Pa. grandchildren, Tyson Tigner, Zackery Stage, Jozelyn Sutton, Gavin Sutton, Joey Stage, Jacob Stage, her cats, Fraidy, Garfield, Luci, Graci. aunts, Veryl Simmons, Westfield, Pa., Nancy (Dan) Wanser, Middletown, NY., Berdena Cornell, Troupsburg, NY., uncles, Duane Simmons, N. Syracuse, NY., Larry Nudd, Vinton, Iowa. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, Pa. Friday , Dec. 9, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. and Saturday from 10:00 to 11:00 am. at the Brookfield United Methodist Church, Westfield, Pa. Funeral services will be conducted at the church Saturday at 11:00 am.  Burial will be in Brookfield Cemetery, Westfield, Pa. Memorial donations may be made to the Brookfield United Methodist Church, c/o Donna Nudd, 3135 Potter Rd., Troupsburg, NY. 14885 -   Mansfield Gazette, 7 December 2016 

NYBECK, Raymond - Raymond "Moose" Nybeck, age 66, of Morris Run, PA died Monday, July 11, 2016 at The Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. He was born August 28, 1949 in Blossburg, PA, a son of Albert and Alice (Brooks) Nybeck. Moose was the husband of Sandra (Williams) Nybeck. He was retired from N.T.S.W.A. and was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during the Vietnam War. Moose was a lifetime member of American Legion Post 167 in Morris Run where he served as vice-commander for many years, the V.F.W. and Loyal Order of the Moose in Canton, PA, lifetime member of the Hillside Rod and Gun Club in Blossburg, PA. He loved to play Euchre and enjoyed stocking fish. Moose is survived by his wife, Sandy; 2 sons, Raymond (Amy) Nybeck of Blossburg, PA, Richard (Lyndsay) Nybeck of Munson, PA; step-son, John Dunn of Swarthmore, PA; a daughter, Kelly (Adam Damon) Teasenfitz of Clifton, CO; brothers and sisters, Vernon Nybeck, Sandra (Richard) Bord, Joyce (Donald) Wickman all of Morris Run, PA, Donald Nybeck of Lebanon, PA and Joseph (Mary) Nybeck of Canton, PA; 11 grandchildren, Christopher, Tamara, Hailey, Rylee, Aaliyah, Brayden, Derek, Wyatt, Kenadey, Madison and Mallory; 1 great grandchild, Kameryn; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Moose was predeceased by 2 brothers, Fred and Richard Nybeck, 2 sisters, Carol Lucas and Mary "Sis" Smith, and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A funeral service will follow at 7:00 P.M. at the funeral chapel with Pastor Harry Colegrove officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist with expenses. -Mansfield Gazette, July 13, 2016 

O’CONNERS, Isaiah Joseph - Isaiah Joseph O’Conners was born sleeping on December 2, 2016.  He was the infant son of Jesse and Lois O’Conners.  Isaiah will be waiting in Heaven for Mom and Dad; his sister, Kayleigh and brother, Kaiden and the rest of his family. Graveside service will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2016 1:00 PM at Farmington Hill Cemetery with Pastor Harry Colegrove officiating. Local arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. - Mansfield Gazette, 7 December 2016 

OWLETT, Linda - Linda R. Owlett, PHD, 79 formerly of Wellsboro, PA passed away on June 19, 2016 at the Highlands Care Center in Laporte, PA. Born April 13, 1937 in Middlebury Center, she was the daughter of the late John and Kathleen (Davis) Owlett. She is survived by two daughters, Kelliey Baltimore of Bradford, PA and Kristina Gillispie of Las Vegas, NV; two granddaughters, Ashley Baltimore and Brittany Gillispie; sister, Alice Brockway of Lawrenceville, PA; a brother, David (Elva) Owlett of Almond, NY and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Kevin Baltimore in 1979 and a sister, Mary Ellen White in 1994. Linda attended Penn State University and Marywood College and received her doctorate in Psychology from UCLA. She taught psychology at Penn State University, UCLA, Alfred State College and Pierce Community College. She was an avid artistic painter, enjoyed researching genealogy and wrote a book of family history. A memorial service will be held at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St, Elkland on Saturday, July 2nd at 2:00 PM. - Mansfield Gazette, June 29, 2016 

PACKARD, Dorothy – Dorothy Packard Croley, 94, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2016, at her home in the Village of Oak Creek. Dorothy was born March 22, 1922, in Covington, to Henry and Ellen Packard. She is preceded in death by her parents and six brothers and sisters, Hawley, Willard, Calvin, Lydia, Lucinda and Helen. She graduated from Covington High School where she was a violinist in the school orchestra from the age of 9. She later graduated from Jean Summers Business School in Elmira, NY. she moved to Sedona, Ariz. in 1992, from Richardson, Texas and enjoyed hiking the scenic trails of the area at the age of 70. She also loved volunteering at Paw Prints Thrift Shop for many years. She is survived by her four children, Patricia Wilson, Donald Cowan, Sheldon Cowan, Glen Cowan; grandchildren, Derek, Emily, Spencer, Stacy; great-grandchildren, Bryce, Brooklynn; many nieces and nephews. She is an inspiration to us for her determination, sense of humor, patience, grace and generosity and will be dearly missed. Family services will be later in Covington and California. - Mansfield Gazette, June 22, 2016 

PACKARD, Stephen W. - Stephen W. Packard, age 73, of Lawrenceville, PA, died Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at the Bath VA Medical Center, Bath, NY. He was born October 26, 1943 in Sayre, PA, a son of Alfred "Wayne" and Rose (Fitzwater) Packard. Stephen was married to Donna (Kilbourne) Packard and would have celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on January 1st. He was a retired foreman for Lane Road Construction. Stephen was a member of the Tioga American Legion, Corning VFW, Tioga Masonic Lodge, enjoyed hunting, reading, and playing solitaire. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Stephen is survived by his wife, Donna; a son, Stephen Packard of Upper Marlboro, MD; a daughter, Samantha Packard of Phoenixville, PA; a brother, Eric (Donna) Packard of Mansfield, PA; mother-in-law, Ollie Jane Kilbourne of Lawrenceville, PA; sister-in-law, Dorrene Preston of Shamong, NJ; 2 grandchildren, Jarret and Caitlin; a special niece, Rhonda Edgell; nephew, Tim Parker. He was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Karen Sabin. Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at the Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 6 Broad St., Tioga, PA with Pastor Debbie Button officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bath VA Hospital, 76 Veterans Ave., Bath, NY 14810. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, 30 November 2016

PANSERO, Antoinette - Antoinette "Toni" Leandra Pansero Haner, 87, of Big Flats, N.Y., passed away peacefully Friday, May 20, 2016, at home surrounded by her loving family.Born Jan. 7, 1929, in Wellsville, N.Y., Toni was the daughter of the late Santo and Angela Pansero. The oldest of four, she and her three sisters grew up in Wellsville, N.Y. and in Gaines. While at Gaines High School and after her graduation in 1948, she worked at the Galeton Production plant in Galeton.Toni married William E. Haner, Sr. on June 10, 1950. Immediately after their wedding, Bill, who was a United States Army officer in the military police, took his bride to his assignment in Germany. In succeeding years, they lived at a number of military bases around the country, including Fort Gordon, Ga.; Killeen Base in Texas; and Fort Holabird in Baltimore, Md. Throughout her life, Toni was a dedicated wife and stay-at-home mother, raising four children in locations from Kaiserslautern, Germany, to Mansfield. A devout Roman Catholic, she was active in her church and a member of the Altar & Rosary Society of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, N.Y. and of the Women's League of St. Bibiana Catholic Church in Galeton. Toni and Bill volunteered many years helping with St. Bibiana's 4th of July Festival. A long-standing member of the Gaines Alumni Association, she often served on many of the organization's committees. She treasured her dearest long-time friend, Julie Douglas and group of friends and neighbors. She also enjoyed crafts and quilting with a group of neighborhood friends, but her greatest pleasure was spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and making sure they were well fed at both her Horseheads and Gaines homes.Toni is survived by her husband of nearly 66 years, Bill and by her children, William E. Haner, Jr. (Janet) of State College, Kathryn Haner Carroll (Rick) of Pensacola, Fla., Anne Haner Uncapher (Kevin), Lisa Haner Dowd (Peter), both of Big Flats, N.Y. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Matthew Haner, Kristine Koehler Jessup (Matthew), Emily Haner, Michael Koehler (Bridget), Sarah Haner D'Iorio (James), Aaron Dowd (Angela); five great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Decker Lesstino, Madelyn Decker, Ava Jessup, Kylie Pesesky, Harper Jessup; as well her sisters Mary Pansero Campbell of Galeton, Frances Pansero DeStevens of Gaines, Virginia Pansero of Horseheads, N.Y.; one brother-in-law, Barry Kirlin of Gaines; her dear cousins in the Cannizzaro/Rizzo family in Buffalo, N.Y.; numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Toni was predeceased by brothers-in-law, John Bosak, Bob Brown, Charles Phelps, "Buzz" Bosworth, Clint Campbell, Carmen "Peanuts" DeStevens; and by sisters-in-law, Marie Haner Bosworth, Adeline Haner Brown, Evelyn Haner Phelps, and Isabelle Haner Kirlin. Family and friends were invited to call at Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main St., Horseheads, N.Y., on Tuesday, May 24, from 4 to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 W. Broad St. Horseheads, N.Y., today, Wednesday, May 25, at 10 a.m. Interment will be at a later date in Bath National Cemetery, Bath, N.Y. The family is especially grateful to hospice provider CareFirst for their compassionate care of Toni in her final days. Memorial donations may be sent to them at 3805 Meads Creek Road, Painted Post, N.Y. 14870. More information about the organization is available on their website www.carefirstny.org. -  Mansfield Gazette, May 25, 2016 

PARSONS, Donald N. - Donald N. Parsons, 74, of Gaines, PA, died Saturday, October 29, 2016 in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Born July 30, 1942, in Somerville, MA, he was the son of Nicholas Francis and Marguerite Goguen Parsons. On August 15, 1974, in Center Conway, NH, he married the former Audrey C. Stone, who survives. A 1962 graduate of the North Bennett Street Industrial School in Boston, MA, he was employed 27 years as a sheet metal worker by J.H. Emerson Corp. in Cambridge, MA. As a hobby, he made copper candle snuffers and Paul Revere lanterns, which were sold at the Old North Church in the 1960’s. Don was a member of Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church in Gaines, PA. Surviving besides his wife, Audrey, are: a son, Neil F. Parsons of Westfield, PA; four grandchildren, Sarah, Jenna, Daelin, and Grant; five siblings, Ann (Gary) Miller of Ludington, MI, Jan (Bob) Oyer of Lehigh Acres, FL, Linda O’Hara of Mesa, AZ, Patti Pisapia of Everett, MA, and Barry Parsons of Everett, MA; nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother-in-law, John K. O’Hara. A Memorial Service will be held 2:00 PM, Sunday, November 13, 2016 in the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church, Gaines, PA. The Rev. Rob Anderson will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. - Mansfield Gazette, November 9, 2016 

PARULAS, Bridgette Ann - Bridgette Ann Parulas, 47, of Wellsboro, died on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. She was born on March 25, 1969, in Rochester, N.Y., the daughter of George R. Parulas and the late Sandra A. (Lualdi) Parulas. Bridgette served in the United States Navy and was of the Catholic faith. She was the loving mother of three children, Stone Alexander, Luna Alexander and Raine Alexander all of Wellsboro. Friends may call on Monday, July 11, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m., at the funeral home with the Rev. Darwin ""Tink"" Cranmer officiating. -  Mansfield Gazette, July 6, 2016 

PATT, Dorothy A. - Dorothy A. Green, age 88, of Tioga, PA, died Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She was born October 17, 1928 in Morris, PA, a daughter of Alexander and Alice (Creek) Patt. Dorothy predeceased by husbands, Robert Luther Kinton and Garland B. Green. She had been employed as a teller. Dorothy was a former member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Tioga, PA, Holy Child Catholic Church in Mansfield, PA and a current member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Wellsboro, PA. Dorothy is survived by 1 son, Timothy R. (Kim) Kinton, Sr. of Stanley, NY, a step-son, Gene (Helen) Green of Humble TX, a daughter, Jill Wesley of Prattsburgh, NY; a step daughter-in-law, Carol Green of Humble, TX; 7 grandchildren, Angie, Chris and Nicole Green, Timothy R. Kinton, Jr., Tom VanOrman, Kari Mino, Jon Kinton; several great grandchildren; 1 step great grandchild; 2 sisters, Charlotte "Lottie" Stevens of Tioga, PA, Patti (George) Duford of Rochester, NY. She was predeceased by her husbands; 4 sisters; 1 brother, and a step-son, Albert Green. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 47 Central Ave., Wellsboro, PA on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. with Father David Bechtel as celebrant. Burial will be in Bath VA Cemetery, Bath, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA has been entrusted with the arrangements. - Mansfield Gazette, November 16, 2016 

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

PEQUIGNOT, John Alden - John Alden Pequignot, 59, of Covington, passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. He was born Dec. 14, 1956, in Blossburg, the son of Romaine and Phyllis Wilson Pequignot. In addition to his mother of Wellsville, John is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Bradley and Tracy Pequignot of Blossburg, Craig and Jaimee Pequignot of Covington, Eric and Ashley Pequignot of Blossburg; three brothers, Richard of Covington, Larry of East Berlin, Todd of Dover; a sister, Ann Stare of Dover; and nine grandchildren. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by two brothers, Romaine and Jeffery. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St. Mansfield, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 5 to 8 p.m -  Mansfield Gazette, November 9, 2016 

PERSUN, Terry - Terry Dale Persun, age 67, of Arnot, PA, died Sunday, March 13, 2016 at the Williamsport Hospital. Terry was born November 19, 1948 in Williamsport, PA, a son of Ralph and Pauline (Wilson) Persun. He was a disabled U.S. Army veteran having served in Vietnam. Terry enjoyed helping people, coin collecting, music and volunteering at the Mansfield Senior Center. Terry is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Dawn and Mark Vetter of Arnot, PA; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, Daryl and Sue Mundy of NH, Jerry and Edna Persun of TN, Al Persun of NC; special niece, Nicole Kshir of Arnot, additional nieces and nephews; a canine buddy, "Tracer". He was predeceased by his parents; a step-father, Clifford Yeager in January 2016; a brother, Ronnie Butler in 1996. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from 5:00 to 6:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at 6:00 P.M. with Jane Monks officiating. Military honors will be presented by the Tioga County Honor Guard, Assoc. -Mansfield Gazette, 16 March 2016 

PEFFER, Maxine 79152 - Maxine Wilcox, age 84, of Covington, PA, died Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at Country Terrace, Wellsboro, PA. She was born March 4, 1932 in Bratton Twp., Mifflin County, PA, a daughter of Lloyd and Dolly (Diehl) Peffer. Maxine celebrated 65 years of marriage on October 22, 2015 with her husband, Alfred W. Wilcox, Jr. She was a homemaker and Secretary/Tax Collector for Covington Township. Maxine was a member of the Covington Church of Christ, enjoyed spending time with her family, doing upholstery, sewing, and flower gardens. Maxine is survived by her husband, Alfred; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, George and Brenda Wilcox of Millville, PA, Samie Wilcox of Covington, PA; 5 grandchildren, Samantha (Jerry Ogden) Wilcox, Daniel (Stefania) Wilcox, Christie (Paul) Blackwell, Kasey (Joshua) Mastellar, Trisha Wilcox; 2 great grandchildren, Karah and Carly Blackwell; a brother and sister-in-law, Jay and Donna Peffer of Mainesburg, PA; a sister, Alice Gohn of TN. She was predeceased by a son, Arthur Lloyd Wilcox in Sept. 1986; daughter-in-law, Christine Wilcox and several brothers and sisters. A private graveside service will be held with Rev. Michele Somerville officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Country Terrace Activities Fund, 1919 Shumway Hill Rd., Wellsboro, PA 16901 or a Local Chapter of the American Cancer Society. Burial will be in Frost Settlement Cemetery. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, March 23, 2016 

PETERSEN, Robert J. Jr. – Robert J. Petersen, Jr., 49, of Akron, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, after a short illness. Born in Wellsboro, Rob proudly served his country in the United States Army, earned his Bachelor Degree from Mansfield University and his Masters Degree from Shippensburg University. Rob was an active member of Stow Presbyterian Church and was a cognitive skills teacher with Oriana House. Preceded in death by his parents and a sister, he is survived by his wife of 18 years, Elizabeth; sister, Nancy [Steve] Brandt; niece, Juliette; and nephew, Noah. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Sept. 1 at 11 a.m., at Stow Presbyterian Church, 4150 Fishcreek Rd. Stow, Ohio with a luncheon immediately following. Memorials may be made to either PKD Foundation, 1001 E. 101st Terrace, Suite 220, Kansas, Missouri 64131 or Stow Presbyterian Church. – Mansfield Gazette, August 31, 2016

PFENNINGER, Rose - Rose A. Cook, age 61, of Covington, PA, died Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the Green Home in Wellsboro, PA. She was born September 9, 1954 in Batavia, NY, a daughter of Henry C. and Cora G. Tompkins Pfenninger. Rose was the widow of Ricky R. Cook. She worked as a caregiver at Martha Lloyd. Rose enjoyed playing bingo, pogo and Facebook. Rose is survived by a son, Eric (Jessica Martin) Pfenninger of Galeton, PA; 3 daughters, Robin Bost of Wellsboro, PA, Amber Smith of Coudersport, PA, Samantha Cook of Port Alleghany, PA; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Donna Pfenninger of Jacksonville, FL; 9 grandchildren. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. - Wellsboro Gazette, 20 January 2016 

PHILLIPS, Dale L. - Dale L. Phillips, 84, of Wellsboro, passed away, Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at Broad Acres.  He was the husband of Gwendolyn (Rodabaugh) Phillips, who survives. Dale was born January 7, 1932, in LaPorte, PA, the son of the late Walter Clyde and Myrtle (Smith) Phillips. He was a member of the Morris Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Assoc.  Dale was an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed deer hunting, fishing and participating in the Morris Rattlesnake Roundup.Dale was an Army veteran who served from 1954-56, during the Korean War.  During his lifetime he worked at Ward Foundry as a forklift operator.Surviving are his wife, Gwendolyn Phillips; two sons, Dale “Butch” Phillips, Jr., (Gloria) of Trout Run and   Harold “Buster” Phillips (Paula) of Morris; daughter, Beatrice “Sis” Plumley (Phillip) of Wellsboro; two step-daughters, Glenda McCarthy (Steven) of Wellsboro and Mary Kroldart (Craig) of Batavia, NY; sisters, Joan Osborn (Amos), Morris, Madeline Bartlett (Bob), Mansfield and Nina McCarthy of New York; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; neighbor and close friends, Rick and Bonnie Tranbarger.  Dale was preceded in death by his 1st wife Phyllis Phillips in 2002 and his son, Walter “Stubby” Phillips.Friends and family are invited to Dale’s Life Celebration on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd. 139 Main St., Wellsboro.  Funeral service to follow at 1:00 PM with Rev. Canon Gregory P. Hinton officiating.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family. - Mansfield Gazette, November 9, 2016 

PIERCE, Barbara Jean - Barbara Jean Wise, 72 of Elkland PA passed away in her home Tuesday August 16, 2016. Born November 6th, 1943 in Louisville, KY, she was the daughter of late Walter and Agnes ( Mitchell) Pierce. Barbara spent many years as an in home care aide to many elderly patients, worked as a hotel manager, and was also a proud homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with her family, scenic mountain drives, playing bingo, painting ceramics, potted petunias, following her favorite soap opera Days of Our Lives, watching classic TV shows her favorites Andy Griffith and Little House on the Prairie.  She enjoyed listening to Elvis & Conway Twitty and watching movies on quiet evenings. Her favorite treats were coconut candies and carrot cake she enjoyed every birthday. Barbara found also great comfort in her life with her furry friends by her side, Late Family dog, Daisy May, Freddy Astaire, and surviving furry loves Toby and Mickey. Barbara was married to the late, Nelson E Wise of PA for 18 years. Of 12 brothers and sisters, she is survived by one sister Laura of PA, one brother Joe of FL; 2 sons- Nelson of Pa and Patrick of KY; 5 Daughters- Tracy and Michelle both of PA, Pam of KY, 2 late daughters Mary Suzanne ad Donna of KY , 10 Grandchildren & 10 Great Grandchildren. Her boldness in the way she spoke, her kindness and loving caring ways will be so missed by her family friends and everyone who's lives she touched. Family will receive friends at a wake to be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made in Barbara's memory to the The Heart Disease Center for Women, The American Cancer Society, & MSAA society. -  Mansfield Gazette, August 24, 2016 

POTTER, Robert - Robert Potter, age 59, of Millerton, PA, died Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at Corning Center, Corning, NY. He was born November 19, 1956 in Wellsboro, PA, a son of Harold and Barbara "Sophie" (Freas) Potter. Robert married Helen (Corwin) Potter on October 16, 1993. He was the President of Teamsters Local 529, Elmira, NY, a member of DFA in Middlebury, PA, and the N.R.A. Robert enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and friends. Robert is survived by his wife, Helen; a son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Kim Potter of Campbell, NY; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Stephanie (Potter) and Jeffrey Becker of Corning, NY, Raelyn (Corwin) and James Mosher of NC; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, Dale and Dee Dee Potter of Harrison Valley, PA, Richard and Barb Potter of Elkland, PA, Frank and Bonnie Potter of Campbell, NY; a sister, Barb Potter of Portland, OR; 5 grandchildren, Keirstyn, Jordan, Aurorah, Isadorah and Caleb; father-in-law, Robert (Lois) Corwin of Wellsboro, PA; mother-in-law, Shirley (Kenneth) Hale of Tullahoma, TN; several nieces and nephews; 5 brothers-in-law; many close friends. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, June 6, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. and 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. – Mansfield Gazette, June 8, 2016 

POWERS, Alan Lee - Alan Lee Powers, age 59, of Mansfield, PA, died Thursday, December 8, 2016 at Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA. He was born January 28, 1957 in Blossburg, PA, a son of Joseph and Beverly Jean (Frost) Powers. Alan was married to the late Linda Powers. He worked at Medplast in Westfield, PA and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Alan is survived by his father, Joseph; 2 brothers, Ronald (Denise) Powers, and Patrick Powers both of Mansfield, PA; 2 sisters, Misty (Corbett) Quinn of MO, Cheri (Carl) Butler of Wellsboro, PA; nieces and nephews; 2 step-sons, Bill and Lance Clemons; 2 step-daughters, Misty Clemons of Westfield, PA and Katrina Clemons of Tioga, PA; 1 grandson, John "Cookie" Clemons of Westfield, PA. He was predeceased by his mother, Beverly Jean, and a brother, Leonard Powers, and a step-son, John Clemons. In keeping with Alan's wishes, there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral chapel to assist with expenses. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, 14 December 2016 

PURIFICATO, Theresa - Theresa "Tess" Ann Jacoby, age 73, of Millerton, PA, died Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. She was born August 7, 1942 in Philadelphia, PA, a daughter of Anthony and Margaret (Nilan) Purificato. Theresa was the wife of Edwin G. Jacoby for 43 years. She was a member of the West Jackson Baptist Church; enjoyed playing bingo, hunting, fishing, shooting, and loved her children and grandchildren. Theresa is survived by her husband, Edwin; a son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Jennifer Jacoby of Philadelphia, PA; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Leighann and Norman Hammer of Philadelphia, PA, Fawn and Brett Russell-Greenburg of Levittown, PA; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Cass Purificato of Levittown, PA; 11 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Leo Doyle; brothers, Anthony and Willie; a sister, Susan. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. -Mansfield Gazette, April 27, 2016

PRATT, R. Robert [birth name]

BURDICK, R. Robert [adopted name]

R. Robert Burdick, 89, of Mansfield, went to meet the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was born on July 31, 1927, at Father Baker's Home in Lackawanna, N.Y., to the late Elizabeth (King) Pratt. At three years old, he was adopted by the late Ralph S. Burdick and Nora N. (Gould) Burdick. He was married to Arlene (Ball) Burdick on Sept. 27, 1947, in Elmira, N.Y. for 36 years and Emily Maude (Rose) Arnold on Jan. 8, 1994, in Sayre. He was in the Navy aboard the USS Roosevelt during World War II. He worked for Corning Glass Works of Corning, N.Y. for 10 years. He worked and retired from Ingersoll Rand, Painted Post, N.Y. with 36 years. Hobbies included pc games, trains and planes. He was a member of the NRA and American Legion.Survived by wife, Emily (Rose) Burdick of Mansfield; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert (Yvonne) Burdick of Clayton, N.C.; daughter and son-in-law, Roxy (Ralph) LeBlanc of Covington; two daughters, Gail Button of Painted Post, N.Y., Barbara Foskey of High Springs, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; stepsons and daughters-in-law, John (Nancy) Arnold of Sayre, Raymond (Tammy) Arnold of Athens; son, Roger Arnold of Athens, Gary (Nancy) Arnold of Sandstron, Va.; three step-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; half-sister, Lenora (Pratt) Portor. He was predeceased by his first wife, Arlene (Ball) Burdick; half sister, Grace (Pratt) Chapin, and great-grandson, Ryan Alan Smith. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. Funeral services will follow at the funeral chapel at 7 p.m., with the Rev. Scott Burke officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Tioga County Honor Guard. Burial will be in Powers Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the American Legion, Mansfield -  Mansfield Gazette, September 21, 2016

RATCHES, Robert L. - Robert L. Ratches, age 70, of Mansfield, PA, died Monday, November 7, 2016 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born June 12, 1946 in Hartford, CT, a son of William L. and Mary (Lumbruno) Ratches. Robert was the husband of Kathleen (Miller) Ratches. He retired after 28 years as a 1st Sergeant with the Hartford Police where he served on the Gang Task Force, undercover officer and as a Commander of the Mounted Unit. Robert was a member of the Arnot Sportsmen's Club; enjoyed hunting, fly fishing and wood burning. Robert is survived by his wife, Kathleen; 3 sons, Shawn (Deeana) Ratches of Manchester, CT, Andrew Ratches of Orlando, FL, William (Dawn Lacis) Laser of Willamantic, CT; a son-in-law, Chad Cummings of Millerton, PA; 2 daughters, Jessica (Patrick) Harrison of Albany, NY, Lorrin Adams of Covington, PA; 2 sisters, Sandra (LeRoy) Nash of Enfield, CT, Candice David of Enfield, CT; 7 grandchildren, special grandsons, Bartolo Miceli of Covington, PA, Cash Lewie Cummings of Covington, PA; nieces and nephews, and a special niece, Emily Jaeger of Enfield, CT.Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Robert's life on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Services will follow at 2:00 P.M. at the funeral chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral chapel to assist with expenses. - Mansfield Gazette, November 9, 2016

RATHBUN, Dale R. - Dale R. Rathbun, age 75 of Cuba, NY. (Hinsdale) passed away following a brief illness at Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, NY. He was born July 13, 1941 in Nelson, Pa. the son of Merritt "Jacob" and Dorothy Freeman Rathbun. He worked many types of jobs during his lifetime and he was always willing to help any one whenever and where ever he could. He also did allot for the political realm in Cattaraugus County and the state of New York, one of his many passions. Dale also liked books, and was always striving for new knowledge. He proudly served in the US Army.  He is survived by his companion, Bonnie Bellamy, daughter Ann-Marie (Christopher) Brooks, Chicago, Il., stepson, Chesley Bellamy, Olean, NY., grandchildren, Justin Jackowiak, Chicago, Il., Brandon Brooks, Chicago, Il. and Adam Bellamy, Olean, NY., siblings, Joan Sharp, Indiana, Norma (Paul) Patterson, Osceola, Pa., Charline (Walter) Wilburn, North Carolina,  Gary "Jake" (Phyllis) Rathbun, North Carolina, Duane Rathbun, Painted Post, NY., numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, Pa. Tuesday from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. where funeral services will be conducted following calling hours at 2:00 pm.  Burial with military honors will be in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, Pa. Memorial donations may be made to a local veterans organization. - Mansfield Gazette, 7 December 2016

READ, Bradford - Bradford Winslow Read, age 87, died February 20, 2016 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Born in New York City to parents, Sonia Matilda Majulin and Opie Boyd Peyton Read (both deceased). Brad graduated from Alexandria PA High School May 29, 1947. He then entered Lock Haven University on Sept. 8, 1947, the Army of the U.S. on Nov. 8, 1950 (Signal Military Specialty) and was honorably discharged on Oct. 9, 1952. Upon his discharge from the service, he returned to his education at Lock Haven State Teachers' College. He graduated with a Bachelor in Science degree in Health Education on Jan. 20, 1955 and later with a Master's degree in Administration from Penn State University. He joined the Blossburg PA school system around this time. Brad's interest included all phases of coaching: Soccer (especially), Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Ice Skating, Football and Gymnastics. On August 18, 1956, he married Joan Mase (daughter of Raymond and Genevieve Mase of Blossburg). In 1957, they relocated to Long Island, New York where he taught and coached at the Lindenhurst High School, then transferred to Syosset High School until he retired in 1984. They then moved back home to PA and built a home in Mansfield, PA and landscaped it (with 2 ponds) and spent numerous hours digging and planting – a favorite hobby. They resided in Mansfield until present. In addition, their love for animals ended up, currently with their "Kids" – 6 dogs and 8 inside birds. Relatives of the deceased are: Charles Mullin and Read Mullin (nephews of Brad) as well as their children, sisters of the wife – Dorothy Jones, Sally Payne, Janet (and Bob) VanNoy, all of Mansfield, PA, plus Carole (and Bob Thomas) of Horseheads, NY. Also, there are numerous nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Sister Carole and her husband, Bob, as well as nieces, Patty Hutcheson (extremely special) of Mansfield and Jeanie Stevens of Tioga. In addition, our neighbor, Ellen Blaise, has been here for us all the time. We cannot give enough thanks to our fantastic Mansfield Ambulance Department for all their care and help during the past 3 years. Do we realize how fortunate we are to have them? Also, the Susquehanna Health Home Care rehab people (Donna) and nurse (Rose) plus several others, as well as the Carleton Rehab in Wellsboro. They, of all, were TOPS! In keeping with the wishes of both Brad and Joan, there will be no formal service. A memorial may be held at a later date. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.- Wellsboro Gazette, February 24, 2016

REDDING, Joseph - Joseph B. Redding, age 69 of Westfield, PA passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Born September 24, 1946 in Gettysburg, PA, he was the son of the late George N. and Sally (Jeffcoat) Redding. He married Barbara Schenzel. Joseph was a carpenter and worked for Imperial Remodeling in York, PA. He was an avid golfer, hunter, and marksman, who loved the outdoors and nature. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; his son, Joseph (Christine) Redding of Millville, DE; his daughter, LT Heather Redding of Westfield; granddaughter, Alexandra Redding; a brother Nick (Patsy) Redding of Mobile, AL; three sisters, Susie Thomas of Biglerville, PA, Rosemary (Sonny) Kelley of Gettysburg, PA and Kathy Rudisill of Heidlersburg, PA and many nieces and nephews. A private family service will be held at their convenience. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home. -  Mansfield Gazette, March 9, 2016 

REED, Carl D. - Carl D. Reed, age 83, of Buttonwood, PA, died Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 10, 1933 a son of Frederick and Edna (Knobble) Reed. Carl married his wife, Joan (Alexander) on August 22, 1953 and enjoyed 63 years with her. He was a U.S. Army veteran; a lifetime member of Robert F. Snyder V.F.W Post 6755 (Liberty); a member of the Arnot Sportsman's Club; Hillside Rod and Gun Club (Blossburg). Carl enjoyed going back to Eastpoint Hotel Hunting Club, spending time with his sons and grandsons and playing cards. Carl is survived by his wife, Joan; children, Ron (Ellen) Reed, Donnie (Lydia) Reed, Carol Smith, Laura (Jeff) Tripp, Tina (Denny) Atkinson, Carlene (Steve) Harer; several grandchildren, Dean Reed, Andre Reed, Heather English, Carl Reed, Tara Losinger, Brandy Tripp, Jennifer Tripp, Dusty Shellenberger, James Reed, Kyle Atkinson, Darick Graham, Stephanie Harer, and Stacee Harer; 23 great grandchildren. A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. Buckheit Funeral Chapel And Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. Special thanks to Bob and Theresa Alexander and family, Merle and Becky Miller for being there and looking after him. – Mansfield Gazette, August 31, 2016 

REICHARD, Betty - Betty A. Walters, 86, of Oregon Hill, joined her husband, Ben in heaven on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. She was born March 10, 1930 in Potts Grove, PA,  the daughter of the late Walter Hammond and Wilmina (Sheetz) Reichard.  Ben and Betty were married September 7, 1974 and were together as husband and wife here on earth for over 40+ years. They are now together forever with their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Betty served for many years as County Director for Child Evangelism Fellowship, Eastern Region, PA.  She was a part-time worker for Tioga County CEF, helping to organize and run CEF Day Camp in Nauvoo, with her husband Ben.  In addition, she served as a committee member for the teacher training class for Tioga County CEF.  Betty enjoyed the children and was loved by all.   She will be greatly missed. Betty attended Oregon Hill Grace Chapel, where she was involved in ministry.  For many years, Betty and Ben opened their home on Wednesday morning for prayer breakfast.  Betty was involved in the work of missions, having served on the missions committee, opening her home for the missionaries to stay when they were in the area. She also was past vice president of the Morris area 55+ Club. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband Ben, she was preceded in death by her parents; seven brothers, Irvin, Raymond, Maurice, Walter, Jr., Clifford, Kenneth and Nelson Reichard; four sisters, Dorothy, Florence, Margaret and Bernice. A memorial service will be held at a later date.   Memorials may be made in Betty’s name to Oregon Hill Grace Chapel, PO Box 100, Liberty, PA 16930. - Mansfield Gazette, April 6, 2016 

REYNOLDS, Jerry Norman - Jerry Norman Reynolds, age 77, of Wellsboro, PA, passed away at his home Friday, December 23, 2016. He was born in Blossburg, PA on July 10, 1939 a son of James and Charlotte (Jones) Reynolds. Jerry was a veteran of the Air Force. He was a self-employed mechanic. Jerry is survived by 3 sons, Michael "Mike" (Pam) of Wellsboro, PA, Mark (Kate) of Pittsburgh, PA, Mathew of Phoenix, AZ; a daughter, Marci Reynolds of Covington, PA; a brother, Dale Reynolds of Covington, PA; a sister, Betty Goff of Wellsboro, PA; 9 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Leona Bowen, 2 brothers, James and Robert, and his parents. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 P.M. at the funeral chapel with Pastor T. J. Freeman officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Tioga County Honor Guard. Burial will be in E. Charleston Cemetery, Whitneyville, PA. Memorial contributions may made to the Tioga Co. Honor Guard, c/o Robert Leyfert, P O Box 504, Tioga, PA 16946. – Williamsport Sun-Gazette, 26 December 2016  (class of 57 - did not graduate) 

RIBBLE, Annadean - Annadean M (Ribble) Colburn, 65, from Westfield, entered into eternal peace on Monday, April 11, 2016.Family and friends are invited to gather at the Acly-Stover Funeral Home at 327 E 2nd Street, Corning, N.Y. 14830 on Sunday April 17, 2016 from noon to 2 p.m. A brief memorial service honoring Annadean's life will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. -  Mansfield Gazette, April 20, 2016 

RICHARDS, Pauline - Pauline R. "Polly" Wood, 77, of Jamestown, N.Y., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, in her home.She was born March 17, 1939, in Blossburg, the daughter of the late David R. and Lillian A. White Richards.Polly was a graduate of Covington High School, earned her bachelors degree from Mansfield State University and her masters degree from the State University of New York at Fredonia. She was a home economics teacher for the Jamestown Public School System for over 30 years. After retiring she was employed by Sam's Club, as one of the original demo ladies. She was an active member of the Camp St. United Methodist Church and completed three mission trips to Honduras where she taught native ladies how to bake bread and sew. Polly was very active as a 4-H leader for the Levant Live Wires 4-H Club; was a member of the board for the Cornell Cooperative Extension; a brownie and girl scout leader with her daughter's girl scout group; and also enjoyed being a "Grandma" at the Royal Family Kids Camp.She loved spending winters in Port Charlotte, Fla. and spending time with her extended family at Keuka Lake.She will be remembered as a loving, caring mother, grandmother, sister and aunt who thrived on helping other people. Surviving are a daughter, Jessica L. (Peter) Nelson of Ashville, N.Y.; grandson, Andrew L. Nelson of Ashville; three brothers, David (Sharon) Richards of Charlotte, N.C., Howard (Janice) Richards of Wellsboro, Alfred "AJ" Richards of Covington; two sisters-in- laws, LoRita Hettich of Ft. Myers, Fla., Lorraine Lewis of Brooksville, Fla.; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle E. "Skip" Wood whom she married Aug. 5, 1962, and who died Jan. 1, 2003.A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Mark Parsons, pastor of the Mayville United Methodist Church and the Rev. Jennifer Delahoy, pastor of the Camp St. United Methodist Church will officiate. The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the Falconer Public Library, 101 West Main St. Falconer, N.Y. 14733 or to Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care, 20 West Main St. Lakewood, N.Y. 14750. -  Mansfield Gazette, August 31, 2016 

RINGHAUSEN, Barbara K. -Barbara K. “Barb” Fackleman, 52, of Tioga passed away Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  She was born March 6, 1964 in Harden, IL, the daughter of David and Margaret (Stewart) Ringhausen. Barbara was married to David M. Fackleman. She enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid fisherman.  Barbara loved children.  Her favorite sports teams were the St. Louis Cardinals and the Blues; the Washington Redskins and the University of Illinois Fighting Illini.In addition to her parents and husband, Barbara is survived by three sisters, Sherrie Cook (Tim) of Eldred IL, Tammy Ringhausen of Harden, IL and Marsha Hopkins (Kent) of Bunker Hill, IL; and her brother Russell Ringhausen of Coffeen, IL;  four nephews and her niece; a great- niece and great- nephew. In keeping with Barb’s wishes, her family held a private service on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Memorial contributions in Barb’s name may be made to “Go Fund Me Sight” or the Trauma Center at Robert Packer Hospital, One Guthrie Sq., Sayre, PA 18840. 

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

ROCKWELL, Phyllis – Phyllis M. [Rockwell] Storrs, 85, formerly of Troy passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2026, at Broad Acres Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro. Phyllis was born May 27, 1930, in Sayre, daughter of the late George V. and Marion D. [Brown] Rockwell. She was a graduate of Troy High School Class of 1948. She and the late Charles Richard Storrs were married July 26, 1950, and celebrated many happy years together. Phyllis was employed at ASL Industries in Troy following 23 years of employment. She was a member of the Troy Baptist Church and found great joy working in her kitchen baking and canning everything delicious. Phyllis enjoyed reading, eating out at restaurants, her cats and attending her high school class reunion yearly. She was a Terry Bradshaw and Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Survivors include her children, Linda M. Storrs of Wellsboro, Susan R. [Joe] Roy of Flowery Branch, GA, James O. [Shirley] Storrs of Knoxville, Tenn., David C. [Tammie] Storrs of Columbia Cross Roads, Phillip G. Storrs and his friend Tony of Las Vegas, Nev., 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Phyllis was predeceased by her parents; her loving husband, Charles R. Storrs; a son, Charles R. Storrs, Jr; siblings and their spouses, Leamon [Mary Alice] Rockwell, Caroline Rockwell, Ruth Rockwell; brother and sister-in-law, Margie [Bob] Fox. Family and friends are invited to call from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 1093 West Main St., Troy. Her service will be held following calling hours at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Garry Zuber of the Troy Baptist Church officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy. Memorials in Phyllis’s memory may be made to the Animal Care Sanctuary, 11765 US-6, Wellsboro, PA 16901 or the Troy Baptist Church, 579 Canton St., Troy, PA 16947. - Mansfield Gazette, April 13, 2016 

ROOT, Wanda A. - Wanda A. Marvin, 95, of Morris died on Friday Oct. 7, 2016. She was born Feb. 26, 1921, the daughter of Bruce A. and Daisy (Thompson) Root.Wanda worked for Sylvania and retired from GTE in 1981 after 36 years of service. She attended the Morris United Methodist Church, was a 65 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Montoursville. Wanda loved her family, and enjoyed her friends. She was an avid gardener, and especially enjoyed playing bingo and visiting Florida.Wanda is survived by her sister, Vivian Urban of Liberty; two step-sons, Edward (Ruby) Marvin of San Antonio, Texas, Foster (Roberta) Marvin of Covington; six step-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Madelyn Wilcox, Nellie Domineski; three brothers, Clifford, Harold, and James Root; two husband, Harold Hostrander and Edward Marvin. Friends and family were invited to Wanda's Life Celebration today, Wednesday Oct. 12, from 1 to 2 p.m., with funeral to follow in the funeral home, burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery and pastors Julie Rosensteel, and Sheri Butters officiating. If desired, memorials in her memory may be made to either the Morris-Blackwell United Methodist Church 1990 Route 287 Morris, Pa. 16938 or the Morris Fireman's Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 11 Morris, Pa. 16938. Local arrangement are entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, LTd. 139 Main Street, Wellsboro -  Mansfield Gazette, October 12, 2016

ROSE, Roger - Roger A. Rose, age 61 of Lawrenceville, PA passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Born August 17, 1954 in Wellsboro, he was the son of the late Gloria (Robinson) Cosmore. He married Patsy Southard. Roger worked for Corning Inc. for 38 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding 4 wheeler and his pets. He is survived by his wife, Patsy; sons, Roger A. (Charity) Rose, Jr. of Lawrenceville, Robert C. (Angie) Rose of Mansfield and Ryan A. (Amber) Rose of Wellsboro; a step son, Douglas Miles of Springfield, Missouri; 11 grandchildren; two brothers, Ronald (Emily) Cosmore of Bon Aire, GA and Richard (Chrissy) Cosmore of Lancaster, PA; two sisters, Rhonda (Jerry) Rose of Hanover, PA and Renee Cosmore-Hutchings of Chester, VA; mother in law, Nancy Sourhard; sister in law, Judy (Herbie) Wright; his good friends, Rickey Wicks, Ron, Alisha and Riley Stickler and his pets, Demon, Angel and Tiger. Private family services will be held at their convenience. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made in Roger’s honor to the Dinkle Dog Grooming, c/o Terry Gleason, 46 A Cowanesque St., Lawrenceville, PA 16929. -  Wellsboro Gazette, February 10, 2016 

ROTH, Peter - Peter Roth, 77, passed away August 6, 2016 at Broad Acres in Wellsboro, PA.  He was born September 24, 1938, in New York City, NY, the son of the late Morton and Rosemary (Espis) Roth. Services will be held Thursday, August 11, 2016, 1:00 PM, at Sharon Gardens Cemetery, Valhalla, NY.- Mansfield Gazette, August 10, 2016 

ROY, Theodore S. - Theodore "Ted" S. Roy, 81, formerly of East Smithfield and recently of Wellsboro, passed away at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre with his family at his side on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. He was born near East Smithfield, the only son of Ruth and Stanley Roy on Nov. 12, 1935. Ted was the devoted husband of Maxine (Clark) Roy, they celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary this year on June 19. Ted was a kind, loving man whose warm-hearted smile brought joy to cherished memories for his family and all those who were touched by his life. Through his example of respect, honesty and hard work, he instilled many of these same values in his children. Even though he was unable complete high school, he became an avid reader and letter writer. He loved sending cards for all occasions to family, friends, and the residents of Park Hill Manor, where he and Maxine have resided since 2008.He retired in 2001, from Val Chem Co. in Sayre where he started in maintenance and later became the delivery truck driver. In his final years at Val Chem he drove his beloved Brockway truck over 300,000 miles making deliveries throughout Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey. Ted was a former member of the Federated Church of East Smithfield where he served as a trustee for many years. He was a recent member of the United Methodist Church of Wellsboro where he enjoyed participating in many volunteer services. He further exhibited his volunteer spirit through his work with Boy Scout Troop #10 of Bentley Creek, the Federated Church Youth Group and the local food bank in Wellsboro. While residing at Park Hill Manor he has served on the welcome/hospitality committee for many years and as president of the tenant association for two years.Ted is survived by his wife, Maxine C. Roy of Wellsboro and six children, JoAnne M. Bitner (Robert) of Port St Lucie, Fla., Jeanette K. Briggs (William Arbogast, fiancée), of Palmyra, Jacqueline L. Roy of Sarasota, Fla., Jenifer R. Putnam (Keith) of Mansfield, Jefferey W. Roy of Bentley Creek, Jamie A. Roy (Libby) of Dover, Del.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Liz Hill of Waverly, N.Y., Myrtle Timm of Athens; and a brother-in-law, Gary Talada of Utica, N.Y. He was preceded in death by his parents; step-father, Jonas Wright and three sisters, Harriet Lattimer, Kate Tracy and Grace Talada.A memorial service will be held on Saturday Oct. 22, at 1 p.m., at the United Methodist Church in Wellsboro (corner of Main and Queen Sts). Please join the family beginning at noon for visitation with memories and sharing. The family has chosen to provide memory cards for guests who would like to write thoughts and memories of Ted. A selection of these will be included in Ted's eulogy which will be delivered by Pastor Rich Hanlon.Flowers for the service will be provided by the family and Maxine requests that memorial donations be sent to Sayre House of Hope,The Guthrie Clinic Resource Development, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, Pa. 18840-9985. A private interment ceremony is planned for a later date -  Mansfield Gazette, 19 October 2016

ROYER, Catherine M. - Catherine M. Rusk, age 63, of Mainesburg, PA, died Friday, August 26, 2016 at the Williamsport Hospital. She was born October 20, 1952 in Bethlehem, PA, a daughter of Richard M. and Deloris (Tolan) Royer. Catherine was the wife of James Wayne Rusk, III. She graduated from Mansfield University holding a Masters in Music and was a recognized Performance Artist as a Clarinet player. Catherine was employed as a paralegal/manager for Susquehanna Legal Services for 34 years in Wellsboro and Mansfield, PA. She was honored by her peers state-wide with the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Award for Excellence for her outstanding work as an advocate for the legal needs of the indigent in Tioga County. Catherine was an avid and talented golfer and member of the Corey Creek Golf Club where she leaves behind many devoted friends. In addition to music and golf, she enjoyed photography. Catherine is survived by her husband, Wayne; sister-in-law, Jacqueline S. Royer of Princeton, NJ; brother-in-law, Bill Rusk, Sr. of Crescent Springs, KY; nephews, Daniel and Matthew Royer; a niece, Katherine Royer. She was predeceased by her parents, and 2 brothers, Philip and Richard John Royer. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, September 3, 2016 from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. with a memorial service to follow at 11:00 A.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA with Pastor Harry Colegrove officiating. – Mansfield Gazette, August 31, 2016 

RUMSEY, Thomas J. - Thomas J. Rumsey, Sr., age 58, of Mansfield, PA, died Saturday, September 17, 2016. He was born July 30, 1958 in Troy, PA, a son of Seth and Margarie (Bliss) Rumsey. Thomas was married to Vickie (Gray) Rumsey. He worked as a chef and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Thomas is survived by his wife, Vickie; a son, Thomas Rumsey, Jr. of Elmira, NY; 2 brothers, Seth Rumsey, Jr. of Barton, NY and Arnold Rumsey of Sayre, PA; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara and Mark Squires of Hoboken, GA, and Margorie and Kevin MacMurtrie of Bradford, PA; 3 grandchildren. In keeping with Thomas's wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, September 21, 201

SABOL, Thomas R. - Thomas R. Sabol, age 64, of Tioga, PA, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly on Sunday, December 25th, 2016 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Thomas was born October 21, 1952 in Quakertown, PA, a son of Raymond and Ethelda Sabol. He was a machinist at Ward Manufacturing before his retirement and enjoyed hunting with his brother and parents in Canada, fishing, bowling and electronics. Thomas is survived by a daughter, Shawna Sabol of Tioga, PA; his mother, Ethelda Sabol of Nelson, PA; 1 granddaughter, Alexis Wetmore;; 2 brothers, Raymond (Ann) Sabol of TN; Donald (Sarah) Sabol of IL; a sister, Sandy Aumick of MN. He was predeceased by father, Raymond Sabol. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, December 29, 2016 from Noon to 2:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to a scholarship fund for his granddaughter, Alexis, c/o Shawna Sabol, 31 Deer Lane, Tioga, PA 16946. - Mansfield Gazette, 28 December 2016

VOGAN, Alice L. - Alice L. Talbott, age 99, of Sabinsville, PA, died Monday, December 26, 2016 at Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA. She was born November 15, 1917 in Grove City, PA, a daughter of Vernon and Alice (Deal) Vogan. Alice was the widow of James G. Talbott. She worked as an Administrative Assistant for Prince George's Co., in Maryland before she retired. Alice is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas V. and Ann Talbott of Austin, TX; a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and John Cooper of Sabinsville, PA; 6 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, James, she was predeceased by 2 brothers, Paul and George Vogan; a sister, Vanona Cooper. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Upper Marlboro, MD. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, 28 December 2016 

SARGENT, Eugene C. - Eugene C. Sargent, age 76, of Tioga, PA, died Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. He was born April 11, 1940 in Mansfield, PA, a son of Frank and Florence (Barnes) Sargent. Eugene was a self-employed dairy farmer, enjoyed hunting, fishing, planting trees, coon hunting, enjoyed his grandchildren especially watching them race go-carts. He was the owner/operator of Sargent's Dairy Bar in Jackson Summit, PA. Eugene was a US Army veteran and served during the Korean War.  Eugene is survived by 3 sons, Nathaniel (Stacy) Sargent of Canton, NY; Bradley Sargent and Travis (Kim) Sargent, all of Tioga, PA; 2 daughters, Holly Sargent of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Rebecca (Chris) Figueroa of Stewartstown, PA; 4 sisters, Ruth Thomas, Betty (Joe) Thompson, Joan (Bob) Heichel and Joanna (Jack) Shaw, all of Mansfield, PA; 9 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; 7 brothers, Leo, Neal, Douglas, Frank, Jr., Bobby, William and Richard; a sister, Frances Burnham. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, December 2, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Services will follow at 6:00 P.M. at the funeral chapel with Pastor Harry Colegrove officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Bath VA Medical Center, 76 Veterans Ave., Bath, NY 14810. - Mansfield Gazette, 7 December 2016 

SATTERLEE, Jesse Lane - Jesse Lane Satterlee, age 25, of Tioga, PA, died Friday, November 25, 2016 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was born March 27, 1991 in Seminole, FL, a son of Rocky Satterlee of Tioga, PA, and Janice (Bieri) Satterlee of Lawrenceville, PA. He was employed at Metamora in Elkland, PA. Jesse enjoyed riding motorcycle, doing mechanical work on cars and trucks, camping, hunting, and 4 wheeling. He was an avid outdoorsman. Jesse is survived by his parents; a son, Karter Lane Satterlee of Lawrenceville, PA; a daughter, Kaydence of Millerton, PA; 3 brothers, Mark (Jamie Nagy) Glover of Tioga, PA, Jason (Jen Nagy) Hill, Steven (Maggie) Satterlee of Millerton, PA; a sister, Jammie (Dan) Satterlee Putnam of Addison, NY; maternal grandparents, Robert and Deronda Bieri of Lawrenceville, PA; paternal grandmother, Lorraine Satterlee; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a grandfather, Roland Satterlee. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 P.M. at the funeral chapel. - Mansfield Gazette, 7 December 2016 

SATTERLEE, Roland - Roland A. Satterlee, Jr., age 88, of Lawrenceville, PA, died Thursday, February 18, 2016 at his home. He was born September 20, 1927 in Elmira, NY, a son of Roland A. and Eunice (Perry) Satterlee. Roland was married to Lorraine (Davis) Satterlee and would have celebrated 55 years on August 25th. He was employed at Ingersoll Rand for 12 years, and worked in construction and drove truck. Roland enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, NASCAR, motorcycles, and was a tinkering mechanic. Roland is survived by his wife, Lorraine; 4 sons and daughters-in-law, Randy of Wellsboro, PA, Richard and Karen of Lawrenceville, PA, Rocky of Tioga, and Roland III and Brenda of Mansfield, PA; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Robin Gee of Lawrenceville, PA, and Ronette and Kevin Boyden of Mansfield, PA; a step-brother, Donald Brockway of Wellsboro, PA; 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 P.M. with Pastor Harry Colegrove officiating. Burial will be in Powers Cemetery, Lawrenceville, PA.-Wellsboro Gazette, February 24, 2016 

SCHALLER, Cynthia - Cynthia Mae Serfass, age 59, of Wellsboro, PA, died Friday, February 5, 2016 at her home. She was born June 17, 1956 in East Stroudsburg, PA, a daughter of Charles and Shirley (Smith) Schaller. Cynthia was the wife of James "Jim" M. Serfass. She was a respiratory therapist at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro for 24 years. Cynthia was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wellsboro, and enjoyed gardening and her grandchildren. Cynthia is survived by her husband, Jim; a son, James Serfass, Jr. of Alexandria, VA; a daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Alex Walker of Shippensburg, PA; her parents, Charles and Shirley Schaller of Stroudsburg, PA; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Laurie Schaller of Stroudsburg, PA; 3 grandchildren, Arianna, Gabby and Nahlia. She was predeceased by a brother, Craig Schaller in 2014. Private services will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Cherry Valley Methodist Church Cemetery, Stroudsburg, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Cynthia's memory to the First Baptist Church, 25 Central Avenue, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. - Wellsboro Gazette, February 10, 2016 

SCHMOUDER, Delbert M. Jr. - Delbert M. Schmouder, Jr., age 63, of Morris, PA, died Saturday, July 2, 2016 at his home. He was born July 25, 1952 in Camp Rucker, AL, a son of Delbert M. Sr. and June (Ryder) Schmouder. Delbert was the husband of Wilma (Fulkerson) Schmouder. He was a self-employed truck driver; enjoyed hunting, working on his truck, and spending time with his grandkids. Delbert was a member of the Arnot Sportsman's Club and the Pine Hill Hunting Club. Delbert is survived by his wife, Wilma; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Tim Lee Schmouder of Roaring Branch, PA, John Milton and Marcy Schmouder of Arnot, PA; a brother, Dennis Schmouder of Liberty, PA; 4 sisters and a brother-in-law, Donna Ostrom of Morris, PA, Julie Confair of Wellsboro, PA, Ann Marie Schmouder of Liberty, PA, Theresa (Danny) Swearingen of OH; 4 grandchildren, Alisha, Cody, Drake, Delaney and 3 step-grandchildren. In keeping with Delbert's wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, July 6, 2016 

SCHOENER, Basil - Basil J. Schoener, age 84 passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Born May 17, 1932 in Galeton, PA, he was the son of the late George and Mary (Lisk) Schoener. He served in the US Army and worked for Learn’s Feed Mill. Basil is survived by his children, Sharon (Robert) Swank of St. Louis, MO, Jeff (Nina) Schoener of Addison, NY, Mike (Connie) Schoener of Nelson, PA and Scott (Melinda) Schoener of Elmira, NY; 10 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren; a sister, Mary Ann Fisher of Corning, NY and many nieces, nephews and cousins. A private family service will be held at their convenience. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home. -  Mansfield Gazette, June 22, 2016 

SCHOLTZ, Daryl K. - Daryl K. Scholtz, age 52, of Mansfield, PA, died Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was born May 24, 1964 in Wellsboro, PA, a son of John and Charlene (Clark) Scholtz. Daryl was a truck driver for Dakes in Arnot, PA. Daryl had a green thumb and enjoyed planting flowers; fishing, and motorcycles. He loved his grandchildren and was always doing something to help a friend in need. Daryl is survived by his wife, Robin (Sumner) Scholtz; his father, John Scholtz of Wellsboro, PA; a daughter, Elizabeth Trutt of Williamsport, PA; a brother, Lyle Scholtz of Concord, NH; a sister, Vickie (William) Christian of Wellsboro, PA; 3 grandchildren, Heavyn, Spencer and Lestat. He was predeceased by his mother, Charlene Scholtz. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, December 12, 2016 from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow at 2:00 P.M. at the funeral chapel with Pastor Ken Smith officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Care Sanctuary, 11765 Route 6, Wellsboro, PA 16901 in Daryl's memory. - Mansfield Gazette, 14 December 2016 

SCHUCKER, James K. - Long time Columbia Township dairy farmer, James K. "Sam" Schucker, passed away tragically as a result of a motor vehicle accident on Saturday, December 10, 2016. Sam was born June 20, 1928 in Columbia Twp., PA, a son of Mark and Mary (Neubauer) Schucker. He was predeceased by his wife, Donna (Warner) Schucker, on December 7, 2003. Sam was a member of the Hillside Rod & Gun Club, the Ponderosa Club, the Wheel Inn, and the Loyal Order of the Moose in Canton, PA. He enjoyed wood working, snowmobiling, hunting, gardening, and playing cards. Sam is survived by 3 sons and daughters-in-law, M. Kevin and Lisa Schucker, Douglas and Sharon Schucker, R. Kirk Schucker, all of Sylvania, PA; a brother, Robert E. Schucker of Sylvania, PA; a sister, Shirley S. Brion of Troy, PA; a sister-in-law, Alice Schucker; 10 grandchildren, Jamie Banks, Nicole Curtis, Brock Schucker, Jacob (fiancé', Maddy Kutz), Clayton, Adam, Kara, Kyle, Kody and Kory Schucker; 1 great grandson, Bentley Curtis. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by brothers, Mark Schucker, Jr., Charles Schucker; a sister, Mariam Turner; two brothers-in-law, Ron Brion, Keith Turner; two sisters-in-law, Ina Schucker and Annette Schucker Pearsall. Family and friends are invited to attend a luncheon and a time of remembrance on Friday, December 16, 2016 from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the family farm house. Buckheit Funeral Chapel And Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, 21 December 2016 

SCHWARTZ, George – George Schwartz, 92, of Absecon, NJ, [formerly of Wellsboro], passed away on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. He was born in Philadelphia, June 1, 1924. As a young man eager to serve his country, he enlisted in the United States Army. George proudly served for three years, 1942-1945, during World War II and fought in five battles throughout Europe and North Africa. Upon his return, he attended and graduated from the Philadelphia Fire Academy, and began his career as a fire fighter. During his 24 years on the Philadelphia Fire Department, he worked at Ladder 5, and later was stationed at Engine 64 in Lawndale until his retirement in 1974. George moved his family to Wellsboro and he worked for 10 years as Forest Fire Warden for the State of Pennsylvania. In his spare time, he did carpentry work and completely remodeled the family’s 100 year old farm home. After his retirement from the Bureau of Forestry in 1987, he and his wife, Betty, moved to South Jersey to enjoy his retirement, first living in Northfield and most recently in Absecon. George is preceded by his loving wife, Elizabeth Ann [Murphy] Schwartz; his four sisters, Marge Santangelo, Jane Rosso, Ellen August, Betty Ann Pfeifer; and his loving parents, Elizabeth and George Schwartz. He is survived by his son, George Schwartz [Nicole] of Manheim; daughters Eileen Schwartz Foster [John] of New Gretna, NJ, Patty Town [David] of Absecon, NJ, Elizabeth Bernal [John] of Egg Harbor Township, NJ; his seven grandchildren, Tim Foster, Nicole Foster, Alex Town, Ian Bernal, Daniel Bernal, Sophia Schwartz, Madeline Schwartz; many nieces and nephews. A viewing will be held at 8:30 a.m., on Saturday, Nov. 19 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., at the Church of the Assumption. The burial will follow at the Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Wimberg Funeral Home, 211 E. Great Creek Rd., Galloway. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of George Schwartz to the IAFF Local 22 Widow’s Fund, 415 N. 5th St., Philadelphia, PA 19123-4095. – Mansfield Gazette, November 16, 2016 

SEROCKI, John III - John Serocki, III age 85 of Knoxville, PA passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at the Fred and Harriett Taylor Health Center in Bath, NY. Born November 17, 1931 in Perkasie, PA, he was the son of the late John and Edna (Shearer) Serocki, Jr. John served in the US Navy during the Korean War and retired as an inspector from Ametek US Gauge. He was a member of the Knoxville VFW and was loved hunting. He is survived by his daughter and son in law, Brenda and John Krupinsky of Cape May, NJ; his companion, Patricia Lord of Knoxville and her family; two sisters, Irene Bright of Knoxville, TN and Betty Ruth of Sellersville, PA; grandchildren, Christopher Hinkle, Rachel Smith and Sara Hinkle; great grandchildren, Seth Hinkle, Sophia and Fairley Smith and many nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia (Hess) Serocki and his son, Brian Serocki. Services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please donate to your local Veterans Association in John’s honor. To send an online condolence visit, www.kenyonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc. - Mansfield Gazette, 28 December 2016 

SHAFFER, Craig Alan - Craig Alan Shaffer, 45, of Wellsboro, passed away at his residence on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. He was the husband of Kelly (Cramer) Shaffer. Craig was born Oct. 9, 1970, in Williamsport, the son of David and Lura (Shumway) Shaffer.Craig was a long time member of Friends of Bill W. He proudly sponsored several members throughout the years. He was a motorcycle enthusiast and avid Pit Bull rescue advocate. Craig also performed in several Hamilton-Gibson productions.Craig was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Wellsboro. He was a United States Navy veteran.Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are his daughters, Emily Shaffer of Mansfield, Bronwyn Shaffer of Saco, Maine, Emily Tolliver and her family, Travis Burrows of Wellsboro and their daughter, Olivia Burrows; brothers, Scott Shaffer and wife, Dawn, Todd Shaffer and wife, Alycia; sister, Julie Williams and husband Tom; nephews, Johnathan Williams, Riley Shaffer, Lewis Shaffer; nieces, Eileen Shaffer, Caitlyn Shaffer; his brother from another mother, Billy Bohart. Craig is also survived by Dominic, Dharma and Delilah, his rescues.Friends and family are invited to Craig's Life Celebration on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 130 Main St., Wellsboro. In accordance with Craig's sensibilities, formal dress is not required. A picnic style meal will be held directly after the service at the church, everyone is invited to attend.Memorials may be made in Craig's name to Second Chance Animal Sanctuary, c/o Sue Cook, P.O. Box 293, Wellsboro, Pa 16901. -  Mansfield Gazette, August 31, 2016 

SHEIVE, Leah Mae - Leah Mae (Sheive) Jennings, 85, died Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at her home on Jennings Road in Millerton, after a lengthy illness.Leah Mae was born on Nov. 22, 1930, in Elmira, N.Y., to the late Merton and Cleo Sheive. She was the first born of five children and lived her entire life in the Millerton area as a farm wife. She represented the new Williamson High School as their first Laurel Queen candidate at the Wellsboro Laurel Festival. She was also the valedictorian of the first Williamson High School graduating class. She married Donald L. Jennings on Oct. 20, 1951. They were married for 65 years and together they operated Jenningscress Farm, a registered Holstein dairy.Leah Mae is survived by her husband, Donald; son, Richard E. Jennings and his wife, Susan; daughter-in-law, Nancy (Scott) Jennings; six grandchildren, Sara, twins Heather and Renee, Barbara, Jeffrey, Russell; and great grandchildren, Clayton, Joel and Weston. She is also survived by her sister, Jackie (Sheive) Jerzak and husband, Arnie; brother, Lester Sheive and wife, Sharon; and other family members and friends.ªLeah Mae is preceded in death by her parents, Merton and Cleo Sheive; her sisters, Marjorie Sheive, Patricia Sheive; and son, Ronald L. Jennings.The family of Leah Mae (Sheive) Jennings wishes to thank the Guthrie Hospice nurses for their assistance and excellent care. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 11 a.m., in the Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. -  Mansfield Gazette, July 20, 2016

JONES, Gerald T. - Gerald T.  Jones, 56, of Elmira, NY, died on July 16, 2016 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. He was born June 14, 1960, in Wellsboro, PA, the son of the late James T. and Marietta (Randall) Jones, Sr. Gerald was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church.  During his lifetime he was employed as a maintenance assistant. He worked for New York DOT as well as Elmira Psychiatric Center. Gerald enjoyed working on cars, especially his Cadillac Seville; He loved camping and fishing and spending time with his family.  In addition he was an avid carpenter. Surviving are his daughters, Marietta Jones and Jalisa Jones, both of Elmira, NY; five brothers, James (Kelly) Jones, Harrisburg, PA, Linford (Andrea) Jones, Pittsburg, PA, Michael (Joan) Jones, Ontario, CA , Gerard (Penny) Jones, Elmira, NY and Lyle Jones of Wellsboro, PA. Several aunts; an uncle and many nieces and nephews. A memorial mass will be held on July 23, 2016, 9:30 AM at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 47 Central Ave., Wellsboro, with Rev.  David Bechtel   officiating.  Interment will be in St. Peter’s Catholic Church Cemetery. Local arrangements are by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd. 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA. - Mansfield Gazette, July 20, 2016 

SHELMAN, Carl - Carl L. Shelman, age 81, of Mountain Top, PA, formerly of Blossburg, PA, died Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at his daughter's home. He was born July 13, 1934 in Blossburg, PA, a son of Manley and Gladys (Kennedy) Shelman. Carl retired from Ward Manufacturing as a machinist in 2003. He was the widow of Norma J. Shelman. Carl was a U.S. Army veteran. Carl is survived by a son, Daniel Shelman of Fleming, GA; 3 daughters, Catherine Shelman, Pamala Wallace of Mountain Top, PA, Sheila Keatings of Fleming, GA; 10 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, May 20, 2016, from 4:00 to 5:00 PM at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA . A memorial service will immediately follow at 5:00 PM. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Assoc., 613 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, March 23, 2016 

SHERMAN, Gary C. - Gary C. “Boney” Sherman, age 74 of Elkland, PA passed away at this home on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 with his family by his side. Born November 7, 1941 in Elkland, he was the son of the late James and Blanche (VanZile) Sherman. Gary graduated from Elkland High School, Class of 1961 and he served in the US Army. He coached little league, was a member of the Elkland Softball Association, lifetime member of the CV Rod and Gun Club and a former member of the Elkland Moose Lodge. Gary is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Ella June (Southard) Sherman; his daughters, Amy Rodriquez of Elkland, Robin (Dana) VanDusen of Osceola, Deborah (Dean) VanZile of Osceola and Kelly (Paul) Lowe of Osceola; his grandchildren, Anthony (Rebecca) Rodriquez, Alyssa, MacKenzie, Rachel, Kayla, Gary, Marissa, P.J. and Aubree; great grandchildren, Xander, Harrison and Keegan; two sisters, Barb (Richard “Bear”) Potter of Elkland and Irene (Wellington) Patterson of Elkland; three brothers, Brad (Carole) Sherman of Morris, Larry (Judy) Sherman of WI and Wayne (Sukie) Sherman of MO and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Roger, Arthur, Irwin, Charles, Keith, Durwood “Durk” and Bernard. A celebration of Gary's life will be held on Saturday, September 10th, 4:00 PM at the Elkland Softball Stadium.  Please BYOB and a dish to pass - table service will be provided.  Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson Research Foundation, 5969 Cattleridge Blvd Suite 100 Sarasota, FL 34232. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home. – Mansfield Gazette, August 31, 2016 

SIMMONS, Roger - Roger L. Simmons, 61, of Summerfield, Fla., passed away Sunday, June 12, 2016.In keeping with Roger's wishes a memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. - Mansfield Gazette, June 15, 2016 

SIMONIS, Dennis Mark - Dennis Mark Simonis, 67, of Clarks Summit, formerly of Wellsboro, passed away on Friday, July 1, 2016 at the Clark Summit State Hospital.  He was born March 18, 1949 in Stevens Point, Wis., the son of the late Dennis S. and Florence (Burant) Simonis.  While in Wellsboro, Dennis attended St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Dennis was a part of the wait staff at Blue Grass Yacht and Country Club in Hendersonville, TN.  He was an Elvis aficionado, as well as a gifted musician; he enjoyed singing and playing the trumpet. Dennis was a US Army veteran, having served in Germany and the United States. Dennis is survived by three brothers, Karl Simonis (Anne Foley), Lancaster, Ken Simonis (Diann), Gatlinburg, TN and Mark Simonis (Christina), Wellsboro; four nephews and two nieces.  In addition to his parents Dennis was preceded in death by his niece, Mary Simonis Rush. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Monday, July 11, 2016 at 9:30 AM, with Rev. David Bechtel officiating.  Interment in St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery. Local arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. -Mansfield Gazette, July 6, 2016 

SIPES, A. Katharine - A. Katharine Thomas, 97, formerly of Gaines and Fallsington, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, at Broad Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro. Katharine was born Oct. 21, 1918, in Falls Creek, a daughter of Wilburt and Esther (Shearer) Sipes. She was predeceased by her husband, Jack L. Thomas on April 23, 2005. Katharine was a LPN and started her nursing career in Ridgway; worked for Buckingham Valley Nursing Center; Cherry Hill Hospital, and did private nursing. She was a member of Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church and Thimble Club in Gaines, enjoyed traveling, camping, ceramics and playing cards.Katharine is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jack G. and Deanna Thomas of Rollins, Mont., Craig and Mary Thomas of Wellsboro; a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Edwin Hellings of New Holland; seven grandchildren, Reed, Julia, Sarah, Sally, Timothy, Todd, Thomas; nine great grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, great and grand-nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by three brothers, Phillip, Jack and Richard Sipes and a sister, Margaret Murphy. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in Katharine's memory to the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church, 761 Route 6, Gaines, Pa. 16921. A special thank you to all the caregivers at Country Terrace and Broad Acres. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family. -  Mansfield Gazette, September 14, 2016 

SKELDING, Gary M. - (SRGP 78593) Gary M. Skelding, 75, of Mansfield, passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at home. He was born June 7, 1941, in Kingston, the son of D. Myron and Ann White Skelding. Gary was a graduate of Kingston High School and the former Mansfield State College. He earned his Master's Degree at Elmira College, did additional graduate work at Villanova and Mansfield Universities, and retired after teaching at Mansfield High School for 31 years. Gary served in the United States Army 6 ½ years, with service in Germany, Hawaii, and Vietnam. He then also retired from the New York State Army National Guard. Gary had also worked for A&P, Fuji Film, and Wilston Funeral Home. He was a member of the Mansfield Hose Co. for over 15 years, and served as chairman of the Mansfield Water Authority, where he helped establish the Mansfield Water Treatment Plant. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former, Judith Elsasser; his son, Robert of Royersford; two grandchildren, Nathaniel and Sydney. He was predeceased by his son, Thomas, in 2012. In keeping with Gary's wishes, there will be no funeral services. Memorial gifts in Gary's memory may be made to the Mansfield Free Public Library 71 N. Main St. Mansfield, Pa. 16933. A service of Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service 130 S. Main St. Mansfield. -  Mansfield Gazette, September 28, 2016

AGE 100 YEARS SMITH, Cleo - Cleo (Smith) Fulton passed away at the age of 100 on Friday, May 27, 2016, at The Green Home, Wellsboro. She was the wife of the late John Henry Fulton who passed away on Jan. 1, 1991.Born Sept. 21, 1915, in York, to the late Roy M. and Myrtle (Barnhart) Smith of Red Lion, she celebrated her 100th birthday with family at a party in the Wellsboro Shared Home where she was residing at that time.Cleo grew up in Red Lion, attended Red Lion Schools and enjoyed babysitting during her summer vacations. She worked at a cigar factory in Red Lion until a few years after her marriage to John Henry Fulton in Red Lion on Feb. 16, 1946. John and Cleo resided in York for many years where she was a homemaker who enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting, and quilting. Vacations were spent in the northern Pennsylvania mountains and they enjoyed numerous bus trips. As a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in York for 60 years, she participated in Sunday School Class #16, Jubilee Class and Trincoheir, enjoying numerous church sponsored bus trips for retreats and recreation.She is survived by a daughter, Joan Fulton Waltemyer, who is married to Tyrone Kenneth Waltemyer, and resides in Morris; a granddaughter, Adrienne Lynn Waltemyer and a great-grandson John Fulton Richcreek, both of Wellsboro; a sister, Annabell Smith Hanna of Rehoboth Beach, Del.; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Thelma Smith Koontz, and three brothers, Lester, Jay and Elwood Smith.The funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, June 3, at Life Tributes by Olewiler & Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Inc., 35 Gotham Place, Red Lion. A visitation will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mt. Rose Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Wellsboro Shared Home, 27 Bacon St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901, a mission of the Baptist Church or Susquehanna Health Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901 - Mansfield Gazette, June 1, 2016

SMITH, Diana L. - Diana L. Wetherbee, age 61, of Lawrenceville, PA died Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at the Corning Hospital. She was born October 22, 1955 in Corning, NY, a daughter of William and Beverly (Burdick) Smith. Diana worked as a home health aide. She enjoyed bingo, drawing, singing, writing, collecting Native American art, and watching Duck Dynasty. Diana is survived by her mother, Beverly; a son, Robert (Sarah) Texidor of Radcliff, KY; 2 daughters, Christina (Timothy) Shellenberg of Lawrenceville, PA, Joyce Hall of Radcliff, KY; a sister, Alta Sherman of Lindley, NY; 8 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild. She was predeceased by her father, and a sister, Anna. Services will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions to assist with expenses may be made to Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933. - Mansfield Gazette, 30 November 2016

SMITH, Guywin Jr. - Guywin E. “Hod” Smith, Jr., age 83 of Elkland passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at his home. Born October 13, 1932 in Nelson, PA, he was the son of the late Guywin E. and Lucille (Hazlett) Smith. Hod served in the U.S. Navy and married Edith M. Cavagna, she passed away on November 5, 2015. He retired from the Ingersoll Rand and was a member of the Elkland Moose Lodge and the Corning VFW. Hod is survived by his sons, Stanton and Deborah Smith of Elkland and Lyle and Cheryl Smith of Elkland; his grandchildren, Kenneth and Jennifer Smith of Elkland, Aaron Smith of Elkland, Stacey and Michael Morehouse of Elkland and Tara and Jamie Freeman of Cowanesque; 11 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland on Saturday, 12:00 – 2:00 PM. A funeral service will be held immediately following at 2:00 PM with Rev. John Kita officiating. Burial will follow with military honors in Highland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elkland Moose Lodge, 102 E. Main St., Elkland, PA 16920. -  Mansfield Gazette, April 13, 2016

 SMITH, Millard D. - Millard D. "Bud" Smith, 92 of Wellsboro, passed away Saturday Dec. 10, 2016, at the Green Home. He was born March 4, 1924, in Wellsboro the son of Jesse E. and Nora (Wetherbee) Smith. Bud was married to Mary E. (Townsend) Smith. During World War II he served in the United States Army Air Corps, and was stationed in Europe with the 8th Air force.As well as being an avid golfer, Millard was a talented carpenter. He built several houses in the Wellsboro area. Bud will be sadly missed for his great sense of humor, and seeing him on the streets of Wellsboro in his red buggy.Mr. Smith is survived by one sister, Dorothy Smith of Quincy, Wash. who is 100 years old, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; three brothers, Stillman, Walter, and Jack Smith; and two sisters, Lucille Telep and Ruth Smith.Bud's family has entrusted the Tussey Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro, with his arrangements, and according to his wishes will have a private service at the convenience of his family, and be interred next to his wife in Wellsboro Cemetery. Donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, Okla. 73123. -  Mansfield Gazette, 14 December 2016 

SMITH, Roger - Roger E. Smith, 87, of Mansfield, PA, passed away February 17, 2016 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. He was born December 16, 1928, in Mansfield, PA, the son of Ross & Marian Jerald Smith. Roger was a retired logger and farmer. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former, Charlotte Rieppel, 2 sons & a daughter-in-law, Russell E. & Kathy Smith of S. Burlington, VT, Roy E. of Mansfield, PA, 2 daughters & sons-in-law, Suzann & David Guss, Sandra & Howard Rutledge Jr. all of Mansfield, PA, & 7 grandchildren. In keeping with Roger’s wishes funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.- Wellsboro Gazette, February 24, 2016 

SMITH, William T. - William “Bill” T. Smith, age 79, of Mansfield, PA, was released from his pain and went in the hands of the lord on Monday, October 24, 2016 at his home. He was the husband of Linda (Youmans) Smith with whom he observed a 56 wedding anniversary on July 8th. Bill was born on November 6, 1936 in Niles Valley, PA a son of Walter and Lena (Hakes) Smith. He retired from Kingdom Printing. Bill was a member of the River of Life Church and his favorite hobby was fishing. Bill is survived by his wife, Linda; two sons and a daughter-in-law Matthew Smith of Mainesburg, PA and Michael (Jeri) Smith of Mansfield, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and George Ricketts of GA; ten grandchildren, several great grandchildren; and a sister, Gertrude Ellison of Antrim. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Freddie and Clarence and two sisters Beatrice and Bernice.  In keeping with Bill’s wishes there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA has been entrusted with the arrangements. - Mansfield Gazette, 26 October 2016

SNYDER,  Jean – Services for Liberty native Dr. Jean K. Snyder, 95, will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29, at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Starkville, Miss. She passed away at her home on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. Jean was born on July 7, 1920, to Fred and A.ma Snyder in Liberty, PA. A life-long student of home economics, she earned her bachelor’s degree from Penn State, her master’s from Cornell and her doctorate from Florida State. Her teaching experience included positions in Tioga and Lock Haven, Mansfield State University, Purdue University, and Morehead State University. She came to Mississippi State University in 1971 to serve as head of the Home Economics Department. She also served as associate dean of agriculture and home economics until her retirement in 1985. Dr. Snyder was an active member and past organist at St. Luke Lutheran Church, where she volunteered many years with the Braille Bible Project. She also served in many leadership roles with professional and civic organizations. “Aunt Jean” is survived by her niece, Rita Russell of Liberty; her great-nephews, Matt Russell of Liberty, Lucas Russell of Van Wyck, SC; her great-great nieces and nephews, Tyler, Brooke, Bridgette, Kaylee and Brennan. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her brother, Robert [Normandy, 1944], and sister, Mary Snyder Love. Memorials may be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church designated for the Braille workers’ project. - Wellsboro Gazette, March 2, 2016 

SNYDER, William F. - William F. Snyder, of Largo, FL passed away August 21, 2016. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, August 27, 2016, 10:00 am at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 47 Central Ave., Wellsboro, PA with Rev. John Chmil officiating. Local arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., 139 Main St., Wellsboro. -Mansfield Gazette, August 24, 2016 

STAGE, George O. - George O. Stage, age 24, of Mansfield, PA died Sunday, July 24, 2016 at his home. He was born April 19, 1992 in Wellsboro, PA, a son of George O. and Diana (Leonard) Stage. George was married to Ashley (Lee) Stage. He was employed by Oak Hill Veneer. George enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with his daughters, hiking, gardening, working on the "beast", and tinkering with engines. George is survived by his parents, George and Diana Stage of Mansfield, PA; his wife, Ashley of Mansfield, PA; 2 daughters, Abygail and Vanessa both of Mansfield, PA; a sister, Samantha (Justice Reber) Stage of Mansfield, PA. He was predeceased by a sister, Abigail Esaias in 2009. Family and friends are invited to call at the Austinville Union Church, Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 2:30 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. A memorial service will follow at 4:00 P.M. at the church with Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating. Contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist with expenses. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, July 27, 2016 

STAGER, Jerry - Jerry J. Stager, 78, of Morrill, Neb. died peacefully at his home surrounded by friends and family on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. At his request, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. His memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., on Friday, March 18, at the Mitchell American Legion. Memorials in Jerry's honor may be made in care of the family. Online condolences may be left at www.jones-mortuary.com. Jerry was born April 22, 1937, to John and Ellen Stager in Wellsboro. He grew up and graduated from high school at Wellsboro. He was avid outdoorsman and story teller.Survivors include wife Melba; sons, Mike (Chryse) Stager of Montana, Dave (Gena) Stager of Meridian, Idaho; step-children, Glenda (Mike) Hinman of Scottsbluff; Steve (Susan) Russell of Kodiak, Alaska, Roger (Jodi Parker) Russell of Mitchell, Neb.; Kevin Russell of Mitchell, Neb.; adopted son, Dave Gowin of Spring Creek, Nev. ; brother, Tom Stager; five grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; also numerous nieces and nephews. Jerry is preceded in death by daughter, Fawn; granddaughter, Nicole; two great-grandsons; sisters and brothers-in-law, Adeline (Charles) Osgood, Isabelle (Edward) Gervinski; Peggy (Bill) Brill; brothers and sisters in law, Skeetz (Arlene) Stager, Larry (Marie) Stager and sister-in-law, Vonnie Stager. -  Mansfield Gazette, March 23, 2016 

STARKS, Christopher - Christopher D. Starks, age 54, of Milan, PA, went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at his home. Christopher was born March 20, 1962 in Wellsboro, PA, a son of Roy F. and Judith (Whitteker) Starks. He was the husband of Patricia "Patty" (Putrow) Starks and would have celebrated 25 years of marriage on December 4th, 2016. He was in the U.S. Air Force for 13 years. Christopher worked as a truck driver for TRL and Burlington Co.; Dietrick's Milk Plant, and his last job was a school bus driver for the Athens School District. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Sayre, PA; the N.R.A.; former member of the Mason's; was politically active and very patriotic. He played and taught the guitar. Christopher is survived by his wife, Patricia; his mother, Judith Jayne of Buda, TX; his father, Roy F. (Eileen) Starks of Stonewall, TX; 2 daughters, Megan Yvonne Starks and Rebecca Elaine Starks of Milan, PA; 2 sons, Jason (Madeline) Engen of Baton Rouge, LA, C.J. Starks of Las Vegas, NV; a brother, Garrett W. (Brittany) Starks of Canton, PA; a sister, Jenifer E. (William Clawson) Starks of Buda, TX; 2 special grandchildren, Willow and Cayden; 8 additional grandchildren; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by 2 brothers, Bradley Starks in 2005, and Michael Starks in 2004; maternal grandparents, Janice and Almeron Whitteker; paternal grandparents, Leora and Alvin Starks. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, May 14, 2016 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 military honors provided by the Tioga County Honor Guard. Donations may be made to www.gofundme.com, Patricia Starks; or the Central PA Alpha's Support Group, 355 High St., Highspire, PA 17034-1404. -  Mansfield Gazette, May 18, 2016 

STARKWEATHER, Corey - Corey Adam Starkweather, age 26, of Wellsboro, PA died unexpectedly Saturday, May 21, 2016. He was born February 3, 1990 in Wellsboro, PA a son of Alvin J. and Catherine (Goodwin) Starkweather. Corey worked as a tree trimmer for Jaflo Tree Care Center in Allentown, PA. He was a member of the Moose International Lodge 1147 of Wellsboro, the I.B.E.W. and the Wellsboro Veterans Club. Corey was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed hunting with his brother, and fishing with his father. Corey is survived by his parents, Alvin J. Starkweather (Inge) of Wellsboro; his mother, Catherine "Katy" Starkweather of Wellsboro; 2 brothers, Alvin "Luther" Starkweather of Blossburg, PA, Justin Bell of Auburn, NY; 2 sisters, Melissa (Shaun) Thomas of Mansfield, PA, and Sierra Starkweather of Wellsboro, PA; maternal grandfather, Duane Goodwin of Wellsboro; paternal grandmother, Dorothy Starkweather of Wellsboro; 4 nieces, Kassandra, Destiny, Lily and Desiree; 1 nephew, Aaden; his girlfriend, Kelsey Swan of Wellsboro; aunts, uncles and cousins; 3 best friends, Jarrett Stone and Josh Krout of Wellsboro; Robert Hurd "R.J." of Rochester, NY. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 P.M. at the funeral chapel with Rev. Jeff McCleary officiating. Memorial donations can be made to Buckheit Funeral Chapel to assist with expenses. -Mansfield Gazette, May 25, 2016 

STEBBINS, Elaine - Elaine Sue (Stebbins) Robbins, 64, of 8979 Route 249, Knoxville, PA passed away peacefully at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY on March 24, 2016. She was surrounded by family, friends and her caring staff. She was born on November 5, 1951 in Wellsville, NY, the daughter of Alfred “Duane” and Mary “Edie” Stebbins. She grew up on the family farm at Whites Corners in Harrison Valley, PA. Elaine graduated from the Northern Potter High School in 1969. Over the years, Elaine served as a part-time seamstress, making custom dresses, suits, gowns and other clothing by request. In 1983 she joined the United States Postal Service where she served the local community as a mail carrier and eventually postmaster in Osceola, PA. Elaine retired from the USPS in 2008. Elaine loved gardening and being outdoors and especially enjoyed the pleasure of sharing her gardening time with her close friends. She married Kevin Moore in 1969 and later married David Robbins in 1978. She is survived by her three sons Shawn (Peggi) Moore of Knoxville, PA, Stacey (Stephanie) Moore of Spring, TX and Adam (Jackie) Robbins of Sabinsville, PA and grandchildren Aries Moore, Abby Moore, Austin Moore, Preston Moore and Burr Robbins. She is also survived by her brothers Jim(Connie) Stebbins, John Stebbins and Dean(Darlene) Stebbins, her sister Vickie Stebbins and many nieces and nephews. Private family services will be held at their convenience. -  Mansfield Gazette, March 30, 2016 

STEBBINS, Gary - Gary D. Stebbins, 65, of Covington, passed away on Thursday evening, April 14, 2016, at the Carleton Nursing Home. He was born May 10, 1950, in Wellsboro, the son of Glen and Delores (Wetherbee) Stebbins.Gary attended Wellsboro schools and was employed by Partners in Progress and the Penn Wells Hotel.In addition to his mother, Gary is survived by his sisters, Glenda Rankin (Ed) of Wellsboro, Barbara Siegel (Bob) of Pine City, N.Y.; special friend and caregiver, Anjanette Wheeler of Covington.In keeping with Gary's wishes, service will be held at the convenience of the family. -  Mansfield Gazette, April 20, 2016 

STEVENSON, Robert Louis - Robert Louis Stevenson (Cowboy Bob) of Bondurant, Wyo., passed away Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, Born on Dec. 29, 1945, in York, he was the son of Louis and Doris Cooper Stevenson. He was a Vietnam vet where he served in the United States Navy Cowboy Bob did not wish to have a funeral, but a Celebration of Life service will be set for him in September of next year. Anyone wishing to attend please contact Shawn or Edie Stevenson at: (435) 730-6275 or (435) 730-6165 so we may keep you updated on the future service. -  Mansfield Gazette, September 28, 2016 

STOCK, Charles G. - Charles G.  Stock, Sr., 76, of Wellsboro, passed away on November 7, 2016, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was the husband of Genevieve (Dilly) Stock, whom he married on May 7, 1960; they enjoyed 56 years together.  Charles was born February 4, 1940, in Blossburg, PA, the son of the late Gilbert C. and Ethel J. (Knapp) Stock. In his life, he worked for GTE in Wellsboro, as a pipe fitter.  Charles pride and joy was Gibb’s Place Picnic Area, which they built as a family. In addition to his wife, Genevieve he is survived by his son, Richard Lee Dilly, Jefferson City, MO; daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth and Basil Short, Cherry Flats,  Genny and Lenny Paddleford, Knoxville and Mary Ann and Terry Moore, Wellsboro; daughter-in-law, Denise Stock-Nichols, Wellsboro; 10 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; sister Lois Covert, Wellsboro.  He was preceded in death by his son, Charles Stock Jr. in 2001. Family and friends are invited to Charles’ Life Celebration on Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, at Gibb’s Place Picnic Area, 71 Wolf Run Rd., Wellsboro, PA. Service to follow at 1:00 PM.  Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Charles’ name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Local arrangements are entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA. -  Mansfield Gazette, November 9, 2016 

STONE, Benjamin C. - Benjamin " Ben" C. Stone, 81, of Wellsboro, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, at his residence. He was the husband of Patricia (Darling) Stone who preceded him in death, November of 2015. Ben was born in Ulysses, May 17, 1935, the son of the late Chester and Gladys (Sexton) Stone.Ben taught reading in the Westfield School District before he retired. He was a member of Hillcrest Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Mansfield. He enjoyed fishing and being in the outdoors. Ben especially liked to read and tinkering. Surviving are his son, Ben Stone (Mary) of Wellsboro; daughters, Quen Stone of Florida, Tam Wheatley of Montana; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and his brother, Harvey Lehman of Oregon.Memorial service will be held at Hillcrest Seventh-Day Adventist Church with Pastor Marvin Humbert officiating, on Sunday, Sept. 25, at 10 a.m.Memorials may be made in Ben's name to Hillcrest Seventh-Day Adventist Church, P.O. Box 309, Wellsboro, Pa. or The Northern Tier Christian School, 1273 Charleston Rd., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Local arrangements are by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd. 139 Main St., Wellsboro. -  Mansfield Gazette, September 14, 2016 

SUHR, John - John K. Suhr, 80, of Charleston Twp., passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at his residence.  He was the husband of Sharon R. (Roberts) Suhr,   who preceded him in death April 7, 2014.  John was born July 28, 1935, in Williamsport, the son of the late Harry T. and Iola Walton (Pope) Suhr. He was employed in his lifetime at Truck-Lite and Mergenthaler.  John loved his friends, especially those at the Wellsboro Dunkin Donuts.  He enjoyed watching the birds that frequented his feeders and deer hunting. Surviving are his sons, David Suhr (Tina), St. Louis, MO and Steve Suhr, Elizabeth City, NC; daughter, Cathy Gorg (Scott) of Wellsboro; grandchildren, Matthew Wilson (Jennifer), Wellsboro, Logan Gorg, Austin; great granddaughter, Molly Anderson. Four brothers, Jeff Suhr (Beverly), Jerry Suhr (Marje), Jock Suhr, and Jim Suhr (Joy). In addition to his wife and parents, John was preceded in death by his sister, Judy Musingo. Local arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd.  Memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. - Mansfield Gazette, May 25, 2016 

SULLIVAN, Marguerite - Marguerite E. "Betty" (Sullivan) Cook, 69, of Tioga, died on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. She was born on Nov. 10, 1946 in Lancaster. Services will be private and are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. -  Mansfield Gazette, May 18, 2016 

SURINA, Orman L. - Orman L. Surina, 87, recently of Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, and longtime resident of Elkland and Farmington Township, Tioga County, passed away July 31, 2016. Son of Joseph T. “Joe” and Norma (Hood) Surina, also of Elkland and Farmington. Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 57 years, Lillian (Webb) Surina, in February 2016. Survived by son Mark and daughter-in-law Adrien (Lambert), of Belleville, Illinois. Orman was known as a businessman in Elkland for over 20 years as a partner/dealer in D&S Chevrolet-Olds, with Duane Doan of Knoxville. Orman was a salesman in the late 1960s at Schultz Motor Company; before that, a salesman at Bosley Buick in Elmira and Ralph’s Ford in Mansfield. He was proprietor of the Esso Service Station in Elkland until 1964, following his locally-famous father Joe. Orman also worked at Sheen’s Menswear store in Elkland for a short time in the 1950s. Orman was a 1947 graduate of Elkland High School, and a member of the Parkhurst Memorial Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the Elkland Lions Club for many years, the Elkland Moose, and an active participant in the Elkland Chamber of Commerce. He served as President of the Northern Tioga School District Board in the mid-1960s. Orman took a lifelong interest in all history, especially the military in the Civil War and World War II. He had a special passion for combat aircraft. He was a partner with his wife Lillian in establishing and nurturing the growth of the Coates Heritage House in Elkland, a museum for the preservation of the history, accomplishments and artifacts of citizens of the region. With the support of Orman’s lifelong friend Flavio Mione, and a grant from the Ellison Foundation, this venture was accomplished. He was quietly but proudly patriotic, dedicated to his citizenship and the United States. He had a deep attachment to and pride in his community and its continued well-being. Orman was known for his inclusive and lasting friendships across the region, some dating from his earliest school days. Orman enjoyed social events, music, travel and the performing arts. With Lillian, he was a loyal member of the Antique Auto Club of America’s Chemung Valley Region Chapter, where he maintained even more long-lasting and close friendships. A memorial service will be held at a future date, to be determined. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Parkhurst Memorial Presbyterian Church, c/o Pastor Dorothy Densmore, 302 West Main Street, Elkland, PA, 16920, and to the Wesley Chapel, c/o Robert Goodrich, 24 North Buffalo Street, Elkland, PA, 16920. -  Mansfield Gazette, August 3, 2016 

TESSENA, Terra J. - Terra J. Tessena, 22, of Mansfield, died on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. She was born Feb. 16, 1994, in Jacksonville, N.C., the daughter of Terry F. Tessena, II and Kimberly J. Deats. In addition to her parents, Terra is survived by her daughter, Scarlet B. Bradley; brothers, Sean Tessena of Olean, N.Y., Zachary Tessena of Amissville, Va.; sisters, Heather Davis of Westfield, Sarah J. Derflinger of Amissville, Va.; maternal grandmother, Evelyn Losinger of Stony Fork; paternal grandmother, Diane Campbell of Uma, Ariz. Terra was preceded in death by both of her grandfathers, Frederick Losinger and Terry Tessena. Memorial service to celebrate Terra's life will be held Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd. 139 Main St., Wellsboro. The service will follow at 11 a.m., with Pastor Ronald Hagy officiating. -  Mansfield Gazette, 26 October 2016 

THOMAS, Ruberta - Ruberta Earle, 79, of Wellsboro, formerly of Elkland, Harrison Valley, and Austin, died Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Oct. 26, 1936, in Akron, Ohio, she was the daughter of James and Lillian Hartlow Thomas. She was married to Leroy Earle, who predeceased her on April 7, 1982. Ruberta was employed by Knoxville Assembly and Emporium Specialties. Surviving are six children, Leroy Earle, Jr. of Westfield, Rosalie (Roy) Miles of Knoxville, Melody (Ken) Tombs of Westfield, Glenn (Crystal) Earle of Westfield, Clara (Edgar) Young of Westfield, Shawn Earle of Knoxville; 21 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; three brothers, Carney (Colleen) Thomas of Tennessee, James Thomas of Tennessee, Joseph Thomas of Missouri; a sister, Betty Stockton of Ohio; nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by two grandchildren, Ryan Miles and Michael R. Yawger. A private graveside service will be held in Champlin Cemetery, Westfield. Memorials may be made to the Compassion Center, 593 Rte. 49, Westfield, Pa. 16950. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. -  Mansfield Gazette, August 17, 2016 

THOMPSON, Richard V. - Richard V. Thompson, 80, of Covington, passed away Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, at Roseview in Williamsport. He was born Sept. 2, 1936, in Chester, the son of Arthur and Sylvia Seaman Thompson. Richard served in the military and was a retired bus mechanic. He is survived by his wife, the former, Teresa Loscalzo; a daughter and son-in-law, Teri and Thomas Stebner of Wilmington, Del.; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Diana Tursi of Sicklerville, N.J., Stephen and Nicole Tursi of Sewell, N.J., a granddaughter, Paige Stebner; and a grandson, Stephen Tursi II. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Sympath"e" cards may be sent to Richard's family at www.wilstonfuneralhome.com. A service of Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield. -  Mansfield Gazette, September 7, 2016 

THORTON, Lois - Lois "Janie" Hershey, age 71, of Mansfield, PA, passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA. She was the beloved wife of Brian Hershey. Janie was the daughter of Jack W. and Dorothy (Hill) Thorton. She was a member of the Family Haven Church in Troy, PA, and was a 20 plus year volunteer for the community with Northern Tier Helping Hands and the Salvation Army. In addition to her husband, Brian, she is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jack and Genny Makowiec of Elmira, NY, Richard Ellis, Jr. of Millerton, PA; two daughters and a son-in-law, Pamela and Don Corwin of Lawrenceville, PA, Julienne Wallace of Nelson, PA; a sister, Patricia Lambert of Elmira, NY; two step-sons, Ryan Hershey of Ulysses, PA, Shawn (Abby) Hershey of Ft. Stuart, GA; 2 step-daughters, Melinda (Christopher) McNeely of Mansfield, PA, Diane (James Copp) Asline-Rote of Mansfield, PA; 29 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel And Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow at 7:00 P.M. with Pastor David Storrs officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist with expenses.  - Mansfield Gazette, 21 December 2016 

TOMLINSON, Dolores - Dolores M. (Tomlinson) Vaughn, 80, of Fairfield Glade, TN and formerly of Wellsboro, died on May 1, 2016.  She was born January 6, 1936, the daughter of the late Clifford and Reva (McCaslin) Tomlinson of Mansfield.  Dolores was married to Donald M. Vaughn, who preceded her in death, September 22, 1992. Dolores loved her family very much and loved spending all the time she could with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was employed as a secretary for 13 years at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.  Dolores attended the United Methodist Church in Fairfield Glade, TN. She was a member of the Mansfield Lions Club from which she transferred to Fairfield Glade, TN. Dolores is survived by her loving partner and companion, Ronald F. Smith; three daughters, and sons-in-law, Sandra (Steve) Mead of Middlebury Center; Cynthia (George) Jenkins of Bloomsburg and Cheryl  Vaughn (Steve Martin)  of  Riverton, WY; four grandchildren, Tyler (Emma) Mead, of Middlebury Center; Valery (Seth) Weaver of Wellsboro; Whitney (Richard) Morse of Williamsport; and Skylar (Richard) Kane of Westfield; six great-grandchildren, Sawyer and Silas Mead; Rachel and Natalie Jo Weaver, Morgan and  Bridget Morse; brother, Donald Tomlinson of Mansfield and her sister, Barbara (Glenn) Chamberlain, of Elmira, NY; several nieces and nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband and parents, Dolores was preceded in death by her brothers, George, Eugene, Gordon, Jack and Ivan. Friends and family are invited to Dolores’s Life Celebration on Wednesday,  May 18, 2016 from 12-1 PM, at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA.  Memorial service to follow 1:00 PM, with Pastor Kristi Webster officiating.  Interment in Tioga County Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. - Mansfield Gazette, May 4, 2016 

TOWNSEND, Darryl - Darryl E. R. Townsend, 84, of Wellsboro, died on Thursday,  April 21, 2016 at the Samaritan House.  He was born January 31, 1932 in Montreal Quebec Canada, the son of the late Russell Edward and Mona J.E. (Whittal) Townsend. Darryl was the husband of Donna Gillespie whom he married on October 30, 1973. Darryl graduated from Mc Gill University in 1955 with a MDCM Degree.  He completed a 3 year surgical residency at Montreal General Hospital and a 2 year Ob-Gyn residency at Montreal General Hospital and Lewis Memorial Hospital in Chicago.  Darryl also completed a year post doc research at Montreal General.  He had a private practice in Montreal from 1960 to 1969.  Darryl was Assistant Professor at Temple University School of Medicine from 1969 to 1973. He was  Professor/Head of Gynecology – Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine, Chicago from 1974 to 1982, and acting Department Head from 1978 to 1979. Darryl had a private practice in Wellsboro, from 1982 to 1993. He retired as a physician in December of 1993. Darryl was a member of Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons, American College of OB-GYN and Train Collectors Association (TCA). He was a lifelong builder of scale locomotives under the name of Town Models and Leetown. In addition to his wife, Donna,  Darryl is survived by four daughters, Suzanne Martinez (Jesse),  Orland Hills, IL; Elizabeth Townsend (Dan Shirley), Madison, WI; Catherine Trainor (Joe), Beverly MA and Carolyn Molitor (Don), Broomfield, CO; eight grandchildren; sister-in-law, Ann-Marie Townsend, Montreal, and two special friends, Bucky Green of Cherry Flats and Stan Dragovich of Wellsboro. Darryl was predeceased by his brother, Paul  A. R. Townsend. Memorial service will be held Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., receiving family and friends from 4-5 pm followed by the service.  Donations in Darryl’s name may be made to the Samaritan House, 3 Morgan Terrace, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Local arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd. 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA. - Mansfield Gazette, April 27, 2016 

TRAIN, Joann - Joann Train Capwell, 86, of Wellsboro, passed away on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro with her loving family by her side. She was born Aug. 18, 1930, in Messina, N.Y., the daughter of the late Benjamin and Dorothy (West) Train. Joann was a member of the Wellsboro UMC for over 65 years; she served on several committees throughout the years. Joann was also a member of the Tyoga Country Club. She was an avid golfer, loved playing cards and folk art painting. Most of all she loved her family. Joann was retired from the Blast Intermediate Unit #17, Pennsylvania State Education Department. She also was employed for several years at the Tioga Savings & Trust Company Bank.Joann is survived by her husband of 65 years, Robert (Bob) Capwell of Wellsboro; daughters, Susan (Bob) Erway of N. Myrtle Beach, S.C., Kathy (David) Kennedy of Wellsboro; grandchildren, Todd (Marjjo)Erway of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Brandt (Stacia) Erway of Dallas, Texas, Matthew (Kristie) Kennedy of Harrisburg, Adrienne (Michael) Gilbert of Mechanicsburg, Jillian (Michael) Aping of Harrisburg; six great-grandchildren; brother, Lawrence (Joyce) Train of Winter Park, Fla. In addition to her parents, Joann was preceded in death by her sister, Patricia Train Platt.There will be no calling hours. A Celebration of Joann's Life will be held at the Wellsboro UMC Church, Main & Queen Sts., Wellsboro, on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Rich Hanlon officiating. A luncheon will follow and all are invited to attend. Interment will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery. -  Mansfield Gazette, 14 December 2016 

TRUMP, Jacob John - Jacob John Trump, 37, of Boalsburg passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 23, 2016. Born September 13, 1979 in Wellsboro, he was a son of Kathleen Bergstrom Trump. Jacob was a 1998 graduate of Mansfield High School and went on to become part of the International Brotherhood of Electric Workers, which he was a member for 12 years. Jacob was a loving father, brother, son, uncle and friend who was taken from this world much too soon. He loved music, his dogs Brutus and Jasper, being outdoors and spending time with his family. He will be greatly missed. In addition to his mother, Jacob is survived by his long-time partner Kristie Kalvin of Boalsburg, daughters, Averil Trump and Haley Kalvin-Gold both of Boalsburg, a sister Charity Trump(Jason Baldwin) of Salladasburg, a brother Jeremiah (Jessica) Trump of Tioga, nieces and nephew, Lila Trump, Bella Trump, and Landin Wright. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Rev. John and Averil Bergstrom. A funeral service to honor the life of Jacob will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave. Williamsport. There will be a viewing Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jacob’s memory to National Sisterhood United for Journeymen Linemen, which benefits families of fallen or injured electrical workers while in the line of duty. – Williamsport Sun-Gazette, 26 December 2016

TUBBS, Phillip - Phillip Lee Tubbs, age 41 of Mills, Pa. passed away Mar. 19, 2016 the result of a motorcycle accident. He was born June 14, 1974 in Elkland, Pa. the son of Robbie Lee and Nancy McCaslin Tubbs. He was employed as an electrician at Dresser - Rand, Wellsville, NY., spending time with family and friends, riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, cooking his famous secret barbecue chicken, hunting, fishing and the Buffalo Bills. Phil was a member of the Galeton Moose Riders, the Galeton Moose Lodge and attended First Baptist Church, Ulysses. He is survived by his wife - Lisa (McGonagle) Tubbs; his daughter - Bobby Jo Tubbs, Mills, PA; the family cat, Beyla; step-son - Damien Taft, Alabama; step-daughter and fiancé - Samantha Hess and Adam Hinthorne, Roanoke, Il; sisters - Tammy Tubbs, Selinsgrove, PA and Kathy (Daniel) Brown, Galeton, PA; paternal grandfather - Robert Baker, Roulette, PA and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and a stepson Jacob Polston. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, Pa. Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. where a memorial service will be conducted following calling hours at 7:00 pm with Rev. Jason Reed, officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Quality Deer Management Assn. (qdma.com) -  Mansfield Gazette, March 23, 2016 

TYLER, Gregory Wayne - Gregory Wayne Tyler, age 59 of Westfield passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at the Mountain Laurel Recovery Center in Westfield. Born October 12, 1957 in Wellsboro, he was the son of Horace and Shirley (Easton) Tyler. Greg had worked for the Department of Forestry in Wellsboro and at the Children’s Home. He was a handyman, enjoyed doing yard work and loved walking his dog, Scottie Bear. Greg is survived by his mother, Shirley Tyler of Westfield; his brothers, Michael Tyler of Westfield and David Tyler of Houma, LA. He was preceded in death by his father, Horace and a brother, Robert Tyler. A memorial service will be held at the Valley Christian Church, 146 Maple St., Westfield on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 2:00 PM with Pastor Wayne Lehman officiating. To send an online condolence visit, www.kenyonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield. -  Mansfield Gazette, 7 December 2016 

UPDYKE, Ralph L. - Ralph L. "Bud" Updyke, age 83, of Tioga, passed away September 10, 2016. Bud was a genuine person and a friend to all he met. His life story is an illustration of dedication, honor, and community service. Bud was born on March 1, 1933, the son of Harriett and Gilbert "Gib" Updyke. He was raised on the family farm in Millerton, where he developed a strong work ethic. Bud left school in 1951, volunteering to serve in the U.S. Army. He became a decorated veteran of the Korean War and completed his high school diploma upon his return home. Bud married Bonnie Smith in 1957. At the time of her passing, the couple had enjoyed 56 years together. Bud retired from the Pennsylvania Electric Company in 1993 after 32 years of employment. He was active in the Tioga Volunteer Fire Department (50+ years of service, including Fire Chief) and Tioga Volunteer Ambulance Association (a founding member, as well as serving as President). Bud was elected to the Tioga Borough Council (20+ years, serving as a Councillor and as Council President) and elected Mayor of Tioga. He was appointed by the Auditor General to serve as the Director of the Fireman's Legislative Federation of Pennsylvania. Bud was an active member of the Tioga American Legion Post #235, Tioga Masonic Lodge #373, and Coudersport Consistory.  Bud was predeceased by his parents, devoted wife, and sister, Helen "Cookie" Gee. Bud's memory will be cherished by his three children, Alan (Gina) Updyke, Justice Sallie Updyke Mundy, and James (Jennifer) Updyke; seven grandchildren, Jon, Jared, James Patrick, John, Ralph Daniel, Bonnie Kate, and Cullen; and siblings, Lenna Fletcher, Doug (Janet) Updyke, and Walter "Bip" Updyke. A memorial service and celebration of Bud's life will be held on Saturday, September 17 at 4:00 p.m. at the Tioga Fire Hall. Military honors will be presented by the Tioga County Honor Guard. Memorial donations may be made to the Tioga Volunteer Fire Department/Ambulance Association. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.- Mansfield Gazette, September 14, 2016- 

VANDERMARK, Walter - Walter J. Vandermark, age 83, of Gillett, PA died Friday, February 19, 2016 at Troy Community Hospital. He was born on March 7, 1932 in Elmira, NY, the son of Arthur N. and Edith A. (VanHorn) Vandermark. Walter was the husband of Shirley A. (Swavely) Vandermark. He worked construction for Don Narde Paving and Baker's Paving before he retired. Walter was a member of the Millerton Wesleyan Church. Walter is survived by his wife, Shirley Swavely Vandermark; children, Walter Vandermark (Robin) of FL, Arthur Vandermark (Brenda) of GA, Dawn Swavely Pellicano (Joseph) of PA, Lisa Giannio (Andrew) of NY, Debra Powlison (Janice) of PA, Richard Swavely (Rose) of PA, Tammy Lawton (John) of FL; a daughter-in-law, Mary Vandermark; a sister, Francis Fields of NY; 38 grandchildren, 57 great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; a special nephew, Steven Coolbaugh; many wonderful friends and neighbors. Walter was known for his love of animals, knowledge and love of horses and hunting. He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Arthur and Theodore Vandermark; sisters, Marsella, Edith, Mary and half-sister, Ruth VanHorn; sons, Ronald Vandermark and Charles Hartman. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, February 27, 2016, 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at St. James Episcopal Church, 30 E. Wellsboro St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will immediately follow the visitation at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Rowena Gibbons and Pastor Mark Conrad, Sr. officiating. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933 is assisting the family.- Wellsboro Gazette, February 24, 2016 

Van GORDER, Lewis - Lewis Van Gorder was born in Wellsboro, Tioga County, son of Lewis Leonard Van Gorder and his wife, Cecelia Maria (Markowicz) Van Gorder. He was a graduate of Wellsboro High School Class 1938, Mansfield State Teachers College 1942 (Bachelor of Science), George Washington University (Master of Arts) 1946. It was at Mansfield State where he met his wife of exactly 61 years, Helen Leah (Mack) Van Gorder of Sunbury. They were married at the height of World War II, April 22, 1944, in Wellsboro, during a weekend leave. Shortly after the war, they settled in Silver Spring, Md., where he was a teacher of math and sciences. Here they attended St. Luke Lutheran Church under Senior Pastor Robert E. Lee, and had two sons, Lewis Mack (1947) and Michael Lee (1950). The family moved to Atlanta, Ga. in 1956, with Lewis accepting the position of director, Christian Education and Youth at The Lutheran Church of The Redeemer, under Pastor Lee. In 1959 son, William Robert was born. Lewis worked at Redeemer in this position until 1963, accepting the position of Evening Registrar at Georgia Institute of Technology through 1968, becoming director of Special Studies at Georgia State University and moving to Southern Technical College as Dean of Students, where he retired from the University Systems of Georgia in 1984. During World War II, he was a meteorologist serving in the United States Army Air Forces, continuing his studies at University of Kansas, Topeka and The University of Chicago, attaining the rank of captain, and continuing in the Reserves after the war at this rank. He was working on his PhD at University of Maryland before moving to Atlanta. He considered himself a solid Lutheran after meeting his future wife and attending her home church, Zion Lutheran (Rev. Dr. Raymond Wood) in Sunbury. After his retirement, he and his wife Helen traveled extensively throughout Europe, Canada, and the United States, normally with the church group. But, they were always home for the holidays to be with family. .Lewis is survived by his one sister, Winifred Marie Jessup (Edward) of Canisteo, New York; nephew Lewis Edward (Nancy), nieces Helen Ann Sawyer (George) and Alice Kay Krum (Marshall); nieces Jackie Riggin (John), Jana Raup; niece Jean Hollowell, nephew David Pendered; by his 3 sons Lewis Mack (Joni) and their children Leah Marie (Lucas), daughter Amanda Childress, son Spencer Childress; John Lewis, grandson Evan Lewis; Billy Arnold, Michael Arnold, grandson Mike; Andy Arnold (Anita), grandson Dominique. Son Michael Lee (Sandra Kay), "adopted" children Ada Milian (Ricky), great grandson Alexander Richard Milian, Sandra Maria Ruiz, Genaro Ruiz. Son William Robert (Jennifer) their daughter Abbe Alessandra, their son Chase William Van Gorder (Heidi), great grandson Beckett Chase Van Gorder.Lewis was most proud of the many he helped over the years, from his time at Redeemer and as an administrator in the University System. Students became lawyers, actuaries, and computer scientists, when they had become disenchanted with their undergraduate studies. Many of these students have become lifelong friends. We give thanks to God for his service to our country, to his church, for his being the patriarch of the family, and for his lifelong friendships. Memorial service at The Lutheran Church of The Redeemer, 731 Peachtree St., NE, Atlanta, Ga., Thursday, July 21, at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to The Lutheran Church of The Redeemer, 731 Peachtree St., NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30308 -  Mansfield Gazette, July 20, 2016 

VanNESS, Thomas Garth - Thomas Garth VanNess, age 57, of Wellsboro, PA, passed away at his home Sunday, December 18, 2016. He was born November 5, 1959 in Elmira, NY, a son of Vernon and Jessie (Sisson) VanNess. Thomas and his wife Carolyn (Boyce) VanNess would have celebrated 25 years of marriage on April 25th. He was employed at D.F.A. Thomas was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Wellsboro Social Club, and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Thomas is survived by his wife, Carolyn; his father, Vernon; 4 sons, Roger and Jonah VanNess, Trystan (Margo Haddow) Wheatley, Cody and Shelly Perry of Wellsboro, PA; 4 daughters, Brooke Wheatley, Jessica and Joel Robertson, Nicole (Amanda Rice) Wheatley all of Wellsboro, PA; Carly Lawton of Wyoming; 6 grandchildren, Mackenzie Wheatley, Kiana Kline, Emily Owlett, Devin Robertson, Kenzi Perry and Maci Perry; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Wendell and Kara VanNess of Middlebury Center, PA, Philip and Cheri VanNess of Mainesburg, PA; 4 sisters and brothers-in-law, Maureen Dexter, Sylvia Brewer, Linda and Martin Wright, Debbie and George Myers, all of Wellsboro, PA; several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Jessie. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, December 22, 2016 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 Debbie Button officiating. - Mansfield Gazette, 21 December 201 

VanPELT, Donnalea - Donnalea Van Pelt Jacoby, age 74 of Mansfield, passed away on Monday, October 3, 2016. She was born to the late Frederick Van Pelt and Bertha Ebner Van Pelt on September 6, 1942 in Berwick, PA. Donnalea attended Southern Columbia High School, before attending Bloomsburg University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Social Studies Education. During her time at university, she was very involved in the theater department. She began her teaching career in Steelton-Highspire School District where she was a beloved teacher and theater director. "Miss VP" was a very popular honored guest at many class reunions. She continued her teaching career at Mansfield Jr. Sr. High School where she taught Social Studies and Student Council Advisor. Family and her "Kids" were her passion and delight. In her younger days, she enjoyed spending summers on vacation with her late brother, Rodney, and her nieces and nephews. More recently, she loved spending time with her grandchildren Jonah, Daniel and Amelia and being "Grammy" was her favorite role. Donnalea is survived by her husband Lloyd (Skip) Jacoby, her two children Heather Jacoby Yacovissi and Jonathan Jacoby, her daughter-in-law Rachel Krouse Jacoby, and her grandchildren Jonah Yacovissi and Daniel and Amelia Jacoby. The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for her during her last illness. Donations may be made to Autism Speaks, ATTN Web Gift, 1060 State Road, 2nd Floor Princeton, NJ 08540 or online at www.autismspeaks.org. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow at 2:00 P.M. at the funeral chapel with Pastor Harry Colegrove officiating. - Mansfield Gazette, October 5, 2016 

WALES, George - George Derrick Wales, age 89, of Millerton, PA died Sunday, June 26, 2016 in Wellsboro, PA. He was the husband of Beverly (Meade) Wales. George was born on July 20, 1926 in Jackson Summit, PA a son of William B. and Mina (Henry) Wales. He was a lifelong dairy farmer, a member of the Jackson Summit Baptist Church, was a veteran of the US Marine Corps serving his country in WWII and was a purple heart recipient. He served as a Jackson Twp. Supervisor; attended the Millerton Senior Center; enjoyed spending time with his family; hunting; playing cards and skip-bo. George is survived by his wife, Beverly; three sons and daughters-in-law, Andrew (Kristan) Wales of Sayre, PA, Mike (Lynn) Wales of Alfred, NY, and Tom Wales of Rochester, NY; three daughters, Georgia (John) Hose of Greencastle, PA, Mina Louise (Mike) Kerchak of Sinking Springs, PA and Florence Maria of Corning, NY; a caregiver, Alberta Mase of Millerton, PA; 15 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandson; a brother, Robert Wales of AZ; a sister, Frances Woughton of Pine City, NY; two sisters-in-law, Janet Wales of Jackson Summit, PA and Erma L. Wales of Millerton, PA. He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Harrison H. Wales, Joe Wales, Max Wales, William Wales, Eva Purvis, Leda Montgomery, Laura Miller, Hazel Pettit, Gertrude Wales, Alice Wales, Byron Wales, and Lester Wales. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, July 14th, 2016 from 11:00 AM to noon at the Jackson Summit Baptist Church. A celebration of his life memorial service will immediately follow the calling hour at noon at the church with Pastor Mark Waters officiating. Full Military honors will be presented by Tioga Co. Honor Guard at the church. Interment will be in Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Jackson Summit Baptist Church or to the Susquehanna Hospice. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. -  Mansfield Gazette, June 29, 2016 

WALLACE, Priscilla J. - Priscilla J. Gregory, 75, of Endicott, NY, died August 18, 2016 at home.  She was the wife of Lew Gregory, who survives. Priscilla was born August 1941, in Wilkes-Barre, PA the daughter of the late Anthony and Sophia Wallace. Surviving are her sisters, Jane Wallace, Swoyersville, Ellen Goetz, Pittston and her aunt, Florence of Swoyersville; several cousins who reside in CA, State College, Philly and New York. Friends and family are invited to Priscilla’s Life Celebration Saturday, August, 27, 2016 from 1-1:30 PM at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., 139 Main St., Wellsboro.  Funeral service to follow at 1:30 PM with Pastor Lenore Hosier officiating.  Local arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd.- Mansfield Gazette, August 24, 2016 

WALTERS, Michael M. - Michael M. Walters, age 56 of Corning, NY passed away at his home on July 7, 2016. Born December 15, 1959 in Corning, NY, he was the son of Lester and Darlene (Beers) Walters. Michael served in the US Air Force and was a counselor for E.M. Jellinek Center in Knoxville, TN. He enjoyed camping, fishing and reading. He is survived by his mother, Dolly of Elkland, PA; brothers and sisters, Leslie Spencer of Elkland, Kathy Walters of Painted Post, NY, Debbie (Duane) Wood of Caton, NY, Ben (Jen) Walters of Nelson, PA and Todd (Peggy) Walters of Osceola, PA and many aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Michael was preceded in death by his father, Lester and a brother, Steve. Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland on Monday, 1:00 – 2:00 PM. A memorial service will be held immediately following at 2:00 PM. -  Mansfield Gazette, July 13, 2016 

WARRINER, Daniel - Daniel George Warriner, 55, of Wellsboro died on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at his residence.   He was born July 24, 1960 in Niagara Falls, NY, the son of the late Donald R. and Carolyn Ida (Gee) Warriner. Daniel loved tinkering with and repairing equipment.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He was employed by Ward Foundry in Blossburg. Surviving are his wife, Regina Warriner, Mansfield; son, Dustin Warriner, Wellsboro; daughter, Dawn Warriner, New York and his grandchildren, Morgan, Andrea, Marcus Giltner of Idaho; his sister, Constance Rose Paderano, Buffalo, NY; step-son, Martin Sherwood, Galeton and step-daughters, Desiree Sherwood and Tiffany Sherwood, both of Blossburg. Family and friends are invited to Daniel’s Memorial Service on Monday, April  25, 2016, 12:00 PM at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd. 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, with Pastor Debbie Button officiating. Interment will be in the Niles Valley Cemetery. - Mansfield Gazette, April 27, 2016

 WATSON, Linda - Linda W. Cleveland, 68, of Wellsboro passed away at the Robert Packer Hospital on Friday, June 24, 2016. She was born on Feb. 21, 1948, in Evans Mills, N.Y., a daughter of the late Leo Ross and Florence M. (Endsor) Watson. Linda retired from Eagle Food Group and was vice president of their union. Linda was a proud member of the Wellsboro VFW and Wellsboro Women of the Moose. Linda was preceded in death by her parents Leo Ross and Florence M. (Endsor) Watson and a brother, Lee Watson.Linda is survived by her two sons, Timothy L. Cleveland of Wellsboro, Todd J. Cleveland of Vero Beach Fla.; five grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and special friends. At Linda's request all services will be private. Caring assistance provided by Cooley Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Athens. -  Mansfield Gazette, June 29, 2016 

WEAVER, Philip Michael - Philip Michael Weaver, 35, of Wellsboro, passed away on October 21, 2016. A Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church, 602 S. Market Street, Muncy, PA, with Rev. Arlene P. Beechert, Pastor officiating. A visitation and luncheon will immediately follow the service in the church Fellowship Hall. Philip was born in Wellsboro, PA to Bruce and Jan Mowry Weaver on April 6, 1981. He graduated from Cowanesque Valley HS in 1999 where he was active in baseball, basketball, golf, and Ham Radio. He was also a member of the National Honor Society and the Lettermen's club. He attended Mansfield University. In addition to his parents he is survived by his brother, Bradley (Stacey) Weaver of Myrtle Beach, SC; a sister, Natalie (Michael) McCullen of Muncy, nieces and nephews, Alana, Rory, and Ava McCullen of Muncy, Jacob Weaver of Myrtle Beach, SC, his maternal grandmother, Jill Mowry of Cabot, PA, aunts and uncles, Robert and Sara Hollobaugh of Butler, PA, Mart and Rosie Weaver of Glenview, IL, Trinda Weaver of Evanston IL, several cousins, and special friend, Heidy Drawdy of Wellsboro. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the "Muncy FUMC Memorial Garden" in care of the church. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family with arrangements. - Mansfield Gazette, 26 October 2016 

WEBB, Lillian - Lillian W. Surina, age 80, formerly of Farmington Township (Osceola) Pennsylvania, passed away on February 23, 2016 in Wellsboro, the wife of Orman L. Surina of Wellsboro. The couple was married for 57 years. Born in Addison, New York, Lillian was the daughter of Reverend Ralph and Gertrude F. Webb, with surviving siblings Ralph Webb of Charlotte, NC, and Paul (Deloris) Webb of Spencerport, NY; Lillian was preceded in death by sister Janice (Stephen) Tator of Rhinebeck NY and brother Bruce (Diane) Webb of Clarion, PA. The Surinas have one son, Mark (Adrien) of Belleville, Illinois. Services will be held at the Parkhurst Memorial Presbyterian Church in Elkland on Friday, February 26th with visitation starting 3 PM and service at 5 PM with interment in Highland Cemetery, Elkland, at a later date. Lillian loved people and nature, especially wild birds, and had a deep passion for making and sharing experiences in a wide variety of music. She studied voice at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester New York, was a pianist, and was widely known in the area as a soprano soloist of classical and sacred music, and as an organizer and participant in the local performing arts. She directed and co-directed the adult and children’s choirs at the Parkhurst Memorial Presbyterian Church, where she was an active member back to the late 1950s. She was a member of the 171 Cedar Arts Center in Corning NY, where she performed with the Women’s Chorale for several years. Lillian was well-known as a teller for 23 years at the Elkland C&N Bank. She was the originator of the concept of a local history museum and was the visionary champion and organizer, with husband Orman, of the Coates Heritage House on Main Street in Elkland, to celebrate and preserve the historical events, memories and accomplishments of the Cowanesque Valley region’s citizens. She was also active in the Southern Tier Antique Auto Club of America chapter where she frequently accompanied her husband to shows and gatherings. Above all, Lillian was known for her vivacious, extroverted, energetic and deeply dedicated personality which guided her work, music, friendships, and entire life. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Parkhurst Memorial Presbyterian Church, c/o Pastor Dorothy Densmore, 302 West Main Street, Elkland, PA, 16920, and to the Wesley Chapel, c/o Bob Goodrich, 24 North Buffalo Street, Elkland, PA, 16920. -  Wellsboro Gazette, March 2, 2016 

WELCH, Donald - Donald E. Welch, age 80, of Covington, PA, died Thursday, June 9, 2016 at The Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. He was born January 13, 1936 in Little Marsh, PA, a son of Loren O. and Thelma (Douglas) Welch. Donald was married to Betty (Harvey) Welch. He was a retired automotive painter for Elm Chevrolet. Donald was a member of the Community of Grace Fellowship, enjoyed fishing, hunting, music and musical instruments, reading, and fixing everything. Donald is survived by his wife, Betty; 2 sons, Donald of Lawrenceville, PA and Lloyd of Titusville, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Lois (Thomas) Dewar of East Petersburg, PA; grandchildren, Ben (Carson) Welch, Hailey Welch, Ryan (Alicia) Welch, Dixie (Michael) Williams, Kayla Dewar; great grandchildren, Tank and Ember Welch, Melissa and Melanie Welch, Jasmine and Anthony Williams; brothers and a sister-in-law. Eugene Welch of West Pittston, PA, Robert (Diane) Wandell of Mansfield, PA, and Sam Wandell of Morris, PA; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Michael Welch, and a brother, Jim Wandell. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, June 13, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow at 7:00 P.M. - Mansfield Gazette, June 15, 2016 

WENDUS, Robert - Robert D. Wendus, 57, of Westfield, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses. -  Wellsboro Gazette, February 24, 2016 

WETMORE, Amber - Amber La Rue Bathrick, age 50, of Lawrenceville, PA, died Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Corning Hospital, Corning, NY. She was born August 23, 1965 in Wellsboro, PA, a daughter of Dale and Dorothy (Conrad) Wetmore. Amber was married to Robert Bathrick. She worked at Guthrie as a Phlebotomist from 2005 to the present. Amber was a member of the East Lawrence Baptist Church, enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, was a member of the All In Poker Club and was an excellent mom. Amber is survived by her husband, Robert; 3 daughters, Maggie (Steven Satterlee) Bleeker of Millerton, PA, Paige (Mark Bowers) Bleeker of Havre, Montana, Kelsey Bathrick of Lawrenceville, PA; her mother Dorothy Wetmore of Lawrenceville, PA ; a brother, Ronald (Roxie) Wetmore of Lawrenceville; sister, Megan (Marty) Butler of Tioga, PA; uncle, David (Rosemary) Wetmore of Tioga, PA; a grandchild to be, Cayde Robert Satterlee; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Dale Wetmore, and a brother John Ralph Williams. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 P.M. at the funeral chapel with Pastor Scott Burke officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral chapel to help with expenses. -Wellsboro Gazette, February 24, 2016


WHEELER, Richard R. - Richard ”Wheels” R. Wheeler, age 61 of Elkland passed away at his home on Thursday, August 11, 2016. Born August 20, 1954 in Wellsboro, he was the son of Guy H. and Roberta (Schoonover) Wheeler. He was a member of the Elkland Moose Lodge #746. Richard is survived by his mother, Roberta Wheeler; his brothers, Guy Frank and Anita Wheeler of Addison, NY and Timothy Wheeler of Salem, Mass.; two sisters, Lisa Short of Knoxville and Marjorie Wheeler of Blossburg and many nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held at the Elkland Moose Lodge, 102 E. Main St., Elkland, 12:00 PM on Sunday, Aug. 14th. -  Mansfield Gazette, August 17, 2016 

WHITE, Donnamae Lois - Donnamae "Donna" Lois Quick, age 68, of Canton, PA, died Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at the Troy Hospital. She was born October 7, 1948 in Endicott, NY, a daughter of Orin and Jennifer (Maslin) White. Donna was employed by Shop Vac before she retired. She enjoyed painting, drawing, sculpture, crafts, sewing and cooking, spending time with family, grandchildren and her cats, Smudge and Sissycat. Donna is survived by 2 sons, Walter (Tanya Zerbe) Quick of Canton, PA, Johnathan (Patricia) Quick of East Smithfield, PA; 2 daughters, Samantha (Bradlee) Geer of Granville, PA, Danielle (Donald) Finnerty of Canton, PA; a brother, Paul White of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; a sister, Martha (Greg) Rogers of Tioga Center, NY; 11 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, a brother Ronnie White, and a sister, Margo Babcock. Services will be announced at a later date. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. -  Mansfield Gazette, 26 October 2016 

WHITE, Edgar C. - Edgar C. White, age 75 of Westfield passed away on Monday, October 10, 2016 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport surrounded by his family. Born May 15, 1941 in Wellsville, NY, he was the son of the late Irvin and Mildred (Jeffers) White. Edgar was a long time resident of the area, went to Galeton High School and worked many years at the Westfield Tannery, did carpentry work and drove milk truck for Payne’s Dairy. He enjoyed visiting with friends after work at the local bars, loved spending time with and spoiling his grandchildren and enjoyed picking on people. He is survived by two sons, Steve (Carrie) White and Scott (Bobbie Jo) White; his three daughters, Lisa (Dave) Pasquale, Debra (Tim) Werner and Leona (Parry) Hilfger and the mother of his children, Nettie White; 18 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, four sisters, Barbara (Mick) White, Alice (Doby) Monroe, Kelly (Fred) Hurd and Wynnette (Rick) McCullen and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Edgar was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene White and a sister, Eleanor Lovell. Family will receive friends at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield on Friday, 4:00 – 5:00 PM. A celebration of his life will be held immediately following at 5:00 PM. - Mansfield Gazette, October 12, 2016 

WHITE, Kenneth Leroy, Jr. - Kenneth Leroy White, Jr., 60, of West Branch Rd., passed away at his residence on Wednesday, Nov.23, 2016. He was born in Petersburg, Va., on Aug. 2, 1956, the son of the late Kenneth Leroy and Laraine (Holden) White, Sr.Service will be held at a later date to be announced by the family. Local arrangements are entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd. -  Mansfield Gazette, 30 November 2016 

WILBUR, Verna – Verna [Polly] Wilbur Kemp Gearhart – He came softly while you were sleeping, took your hand and led you home..............    Verna “Polly” Wilbur Kemp Gearhart passed away peacefully at her home in Huburt, NC, on Friday, May 13, 2016. She was born in Wellsboro July 9, 1923. Polly will be greatly missed by her daughter, Sue Ann Roediger; grandson, Cletus Roediger; two great-granddaughters, Kayden and Leah Roediger all from Rome; extended family, Caroline Curren and family of Roanoke, VA; sister, Yvonne [Bonnie] Hamblin of Wellsboro; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 27 years, Donald Kemp Sr.; John Gearhart, her husband of 25 years; her son, Donald Kemp, Jr.; infant daughter, Arleta Mae Kemp; brothers, Neil, Aaron, Lewis [Jack], Lawrence Jr., [Bud] Donald Wilbur; and sisters, Zelma Behanna, Aloverda [Sally] Alexander, Arlene Hamblin, and Beryl Sawyer. Memorial service will be held Saturday, June 11 at 11 a.m., at the Middlebury Baptist Church, Holliday. Those who wish may kindly consider making a memorial donation to an animal rescue organization of their choice. – Mansfield Gazette, May 25, 2016 

WILCOX, Paul  Sr. - Paul L. Wilcox Sr., age 56 of Rt. 362, Wellsboro, Pa. passed away April 3, 2016 the result of a motor vehicle accident. He was born April 30, 1959 in Towanda, Pa. the son of Howard H. and Floretta Warfle Wilcox. He was a self employed handyman and mechanic. He is survived by his wife, Gladys, Son, Paul L. (Stephanie) Wilcox Jr., Bath, NY, daughter, Malyssa VanSkiver, Bath, NY. 4 grandchildren, brother, David Wilcox, Pottstown, Pa. and a half brother, Douglas Sheffer. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial services will be conducted Saturday April 30, 2016 at 4:00 pm. at the Stoney Fork Baptist Church, Wellsboro, Pa. Pastor Dennis Crumb, offc. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Pa. -  Mansfield Gazette, April 6, 2016 

WILSON, Donna Jean - Donna Jean Dickinson, 81, of Wellsboro, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2016 at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA.  She was the widow of Don R. Dickinson.  Donna was born April 29, 1935 in Blossburg, PA, the daughter of the late Richard and Beatrice (Fuller) Wilson. Donna was a member of the Middlebury Baptist Church, she was a devout Christian.  She loved her African violets and Christmas cactuses; she was an acclaimed cook who was especially known for her chili and spaghetti sauce.  She liked crocheting and house plants. Donna loved her family, a devoted grandmother who loved having her grandchildren over to stay and the annual birthday celebrations for her children.  She had a big heart and the warmest hug on earth.Surviving is her son Mike Dickinson (Kris) of Wellsboro; daughters, Joan E. Nelson (James A.) of Ulysses and Jean A. Dibble (Thomas) of Wellsboro; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; her Aunt Jean Fish of Wellsboro; sister, Catherine Banker (Edward) of Wellsboro.  In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her grandson, John S. Davis, Jr.; brothers, Neil and Bill Wilson and her sister, Judy Horton. Services will be held at Middlebury Baptist Church on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Stan Gill officiating.  Burial will be in West Branch Cemetery. Local arrangements are entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. - Mansfield Gazette, 28 December 2016 

WINNIE, Evelyn - Evelyn Delores Winnie Gee, age 56, of Troy, PA, passed away June 6, 2016 surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born on January 21, 1960 in Corning NY, the daughter of Walter and Delores (Ellsworth) Winnie. Evelyn worked as a custodian. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Troy. Evelyn loved animals, cross stitching, crafts, board games and her computer. She is survived by her husband, Robert "Bobby" Gee of Troy, PA; 2 daughters, Elizabeth (Thomas) Chilson of Towanda, PA, Jarralee Hakes of Liberty, PA; 10 grandchildren; several special friends, including Jennifer Everson and children, Charlene (Thomas) Carey and children, and several more; brothers, Scott Winnie of NC and Alan Winnie of Odessa; sisters, Donna Winnie of Elmira, NY and Rosa Winnie of MO; sisters-in-law, Laura Barrett of Troy, Edie Suazo of Troy, Terrie Perry of Towanda, and Sue Lundy of Towanda; several nephews, nieces, great nephews and nieces. Evelyn was predeceased by both of her parents, and a grandson, Joshualee Hakes. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church of Troy, 579 Canton St., Troy, PA. A memorial service will follow at 3:00 P.M. with Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA to assist with expenses. - Mansfield Gazette, June 8, 2016 

WINTER, Barbara - Barbara Gaugler, age 77, of Mainesburg, PA passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at home surrounded by her loving family. Barbara was born August 28, 1938 in Upper Hanover Twp., Montgomery Co., a daughter of Reeves and Clara (Rohs) Winter. She was the wife of Leemon E. Gaugler celebrating 61 years on August 7, 2015. Barbara was employed as head cook for the Southern Tioga School District before she retired. She was a member of Holy Child Catholic Church in Mansfield, PA; enjoyed gardening, puzzles, hunting, dairy farming, and spending time with her husband. Barbara was a member of the Archery Club and the pinochle card club. Barbara is survived by her husband, Leemon; a son and daughter-in-law, Chris E. and Jeanne Gaugler of Mansfield, PA; a daughter, LeeAnn Gaugler of Annandale, NJ; 5 grandchildren, Heather and Ashley Gaugler, Abby, Kyle and Kirk Lefelhoc; a brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Carole Winter of Uniondale, PA; a sister, Susan Petril of Philadelphia, PA. She was predeceased by 3 sisters, Dorothy Miller, Anita Williams, Joanne Vivo, and a brother, Robert Vivo.  A memorial mass will be celebrated at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933. – Wellsboro Gazette, February 17, 2016

WITHEROW, Thomas - Thomas E. Witherow 70 of San Diego Calif. and formerly of Chambersburg, passed away Wednesday, March 30 2016, at Sharp Chula Vista Hospital. He entered into his eternal resting place due to complications from the many illnesses that plagued him. He was surrounded by his loved ones in his final days, just as he wished. Born April 10 1945, in Blossburg, he was the son of the late Earl and Neva Witherow. His wife Jean A. Witherow (Ames) proceeded him in death on Aug. 3, 2014. He is also proceeded in death by half-brothers Kenneth, Larry and David and half-sister Louise.Tom served his country proudly in the United States Navy for 12 years and was honorably discharged in 1975. He was a Draftsman (DM) Second Class Petty Officer and was also a Vietnam veteran. After discharge, he was active in the National Guard. He graduated from the Police Academy in 1982 and was commissioned as a police officer. He was employed at Shippensburg University until retirement in 2005. Tom was a loving, devoted husband and son, caring father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother. He was happiest when spending time with family. His sense of humor was well renowned. He always enjoyed making people laugh. He was also an outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Tom was baptized as an adult. He was a Southern Baptist by faith. He was a member of the Shadow Mountain Church in San Diego, Calif.He is survived by two brothers, Charles Witherow and wife Laura of Scotland Great Britain, Gary Witherow and wife Joan of Allentown, N.J.; sister, Cheryl Witherow (Davis) (Seely) of Wellsboro; also by four children, Jeffrey Witherow and wife Tessie of Lemon Grove, Calif., Michael Witherow and wife Deanna of El Cajon, Calif., Stephanie Reisinger and companion Ron Umbrell of Chambersburg,Tonya Luthens and husband Matt of Chambersburg; nine grandchildren; one great- granddaughter; several nieces and nephews. -  Mansfield Gazette, April 20, 2016 

WOOD, Eleanor - Eleanor W. Cobb, 91, of Kennett Square,passed away on April 21, 2016. She was born March 23,1925, a daughter of the late Russell and Ruth (Edgcomb) Wood, in Knoxville. She was predeceased in 1997 by Craig B. Cobb, her husband of 50 years. They owned a general store at Academy Corners for 20 years. Eleanor was employed for 30 years at Citizens and Northern Bank. She was a member of the Knoxville Methodist Church where she served as organist for 60 years, accompanying choirs and soloists and providing music for many generations of weddings and funerals. She also accompanied the Cowanesque Choral Society and the Gospelaire Ladies Group. She was predeceased by son, Dr. Blaine Cobb in 2011; sister, Naoma Leathers and husband Stanford Leathers; brother-in-law, Ferris Wetmore. She is survived by siblings, John (Phebe) Wood, Mary Wetmore, Wally (Esther) Wood; also,daughter-in-law Dorothy (Blaine) Cobb of Lynchburg, Va.; two sons, Wade (Karen) Cobb of Lake Wylie, S.C.; Vaughn (Carole) Cobb of Honeyoye Falls, N.Y.; daughter, Carolyn (Dan) Dreisbach of Greenville, Del.; 11 granddaughters, Dr. Kristen (Dr. Richard) Kuk, Dr. Carrie (Christopher) Parandian, Dr. Kathryn (Brad) Breitwise, Danielle (Barry) Crowell, Alison (Nick) Kykendall, Kendra (Louis) Rossetti, Erin Cobb, Ella Cobb, Lauren Dreisbach, Marianne Dreisbach, Jane Eleanor Dreisbach; one grandson Bradley (Angi) Dreisbach; 12 great-grandchildren, Wren Eleanor Kuk, Sora Kuk, Arden Kuk, Lark Kuk, Harper Parandian, Yardley Parandian, Blaine Parandian, Finley Breitwise, Fletcher Breitwise, Owen Rossetti, Mason Rossetti, Lorelei Dreisbach. Visitation and memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 4, at the Knoxville Yoked Church. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m., service will follow. Private interment at Riverside Cemetery in Knoxville will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Knoxville Yoked Church, 110 Alba St., Knoxville, Pa. 16928. -  Mansfield Gazette, April 27, 2016 

WORTHINGTON, Stephen - Stephen Worthington, 55, of Wellsboro, died on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016. He was born on March 5, 1961, in Bryn Mawr, a son of Amos and Mary (Blank) Worthington. He was very involved with Hamilton-Gibson, volunteering within the community, and a sponsor for AA. He performed in many theater productions and was particularly remembered for his Shakespearean performances. A lover of sound, theater, music and animals, Steve was also an avid fisherman and considered Pine Creek and the Grand Canyon a sacred place. Stephen was the husband of Jodie-Beth (Maw) Worthington. He was employed with KC101 as a radio broadcaster. Steve had been a radio announcer for over 40 years with various stations in and out of the area.He is survived by his wife, Jodie-Beth; his father, Amos (and Joan); two sons, Dustin Worthington of Westfield, Noah Worthington of Erie; a daughter, Charlotte Worthington of Sayre; two step-sons, Kody McCracken of Wellsboro, Benjamin Staab of Erie; four grandchildren, Carter, Lennon, Gracie, Braelyn; two brothers, Andrew (and Kristine) Worthington of Wellsboro, Kylan (and Chihiro Sattler) of Whitneyville; four step-brothers, Atit Worthington, Gustavo Worthington, both of Rochester, N.Y.; Jordan (and Grizelda) Glimm of Blossburg, Gavin Glimm of Long Island, N.Y.; six step-sisters, Talia Sattler of Mansfield, Aria Worthington of Long Island, N.Y., Anais Sattler of Harrisburg, Alyssa (and Jess) Kruesler of Los Angeles, Calif., Rocio Zimmerman, Bronwyn Glimm; two nieces, Yaya Sattler and Gracie Glimm; two nephews, Elliot and Tucker Worthington. He was predeceased by his mother, Mary.An informal service gathering of family and friends will take place at the Warehouse Theater Gallery, Main St., Wellsboro, on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 3 to 7 p.m., Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family. -  Mansfield Gazette, 30 November 2016 

WYATT, Boyd A. - Boyd A. Wyatt, age 74, of Wellsboro, PA, died Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at his home with his loving wife and daughter at his side. He was born September 1, 1942 in Elkland, PA, a son of Anderson and Minnie (Knepp) Wyatt. Boyd was married to his best friend, Lorena (Carlin) Wyatt for 55 years. He worked for CNG as a well tender before he retired. Boyd was a U.S. Army veteran; a member of the Tioga County Car Club and enjoyed spending time with his border collie, Buddy. Boyd is survived by his wife, Lorena; a daughter, Dr. Kimberly Wyatt of Jensen, FL; a sister, Zelda Gable of Addison, PA. He was predeceased by his parents. In keeping with Boyd's wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, September 28, 2016 

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

YEAGER, Peggy - Peggy Yeager Padden, 81, of Jacksonville, Ark., previously of Mansfield, went to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. Peggy is preceded in death by her parents Bill and Jerlene Yeager and her sister, Betty. Peggy is survived by her beloved husband of 61 years, James, who was at her side, at home on Little Rock Air Force Base; also by their beloved children, Sharon Knippenberg (Mark) of Punta Gorda, Fla.; Elizabeth Kennedy (Bob) of Banks, Ore.; Margaret Patterson (Dave) of Carlton, Ore.; Michael Padden (Patricia)of Greeley, Tracy Nolley (Sandy) of Sherwood, Ark.; 20 cherished grandchildren, Ben, Kristine, Jennifer, Jameson, Carson, Kris, Robbie, Chrissy, Candise, Shannon, Aaron, Erin, Laura, Lauren, Austin, Sammiey, Niki, Dana, Amelia, Madison; also 24 treasured great-grandchildren; two much-loved brothers, Kenneth (Linda) and Bob. Peggy and her husband's life-long pursuits, enriched in family tradition, were nurturing their strong values of faith, charity, love and support.They traveled the country, sharing homemade foods, crafts and stories while keeping the family unit connected. Peggy was well known for her hugs, quick smile, and kind words, but best known for her prayers for those in need. Her hobbies were baking and sewing, but her ministry was quilting. Of the 175 completed quilts, the majority were given in honor of family, military service, and support for charitable fund raising. Her Eucharistic ministry honored her deep love for her Lord, Jesus. A mass will be held for Peggy at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church in Jacksonville, Ark., on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m. A gathering of family will follow. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society - Mansfield Gazette, September 14, 2016

YOUNG, Scott Lee - Scott Lee Young, gifted musician, philosopher, and extraordinary human being, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at his home in Palmer Township, due to a long-term illness. His family was at his side. He was 60. A student at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Scott was an exceptionally talented guitarist, bassist, and songwriter. His original music, played on several radio stations throughout the region, was influenced by progressive rock, blues, and jazz – it is sophisticated and sweet, complex and accessible, and through it, his intellect and generous heart shone.Scott, known to many as "Sonny," was a member of several rock, progressive rock, and jazz bands that performed throughout the northeast over the past 40 years, including Mr. Weet, Paragon, Outpost, PokerFace, Displaced Peoples, and Starr. He was invited to perform his original music at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia.While in Boston, Scott studied at the Shim Gum Do Academy for Zen Martial Arts where he achieved a fourth degree black belt in Korean Swordsmanship and also studied other martial arts. In the Lehigh Valley, he spent time at the Blue Mountain ZenDo.Scott was a talented master craftsman often called upon to tackle intricate and artistic building projects including custom homes, angular roof systems, and specialty projects such as elaborate stairways, sheds, and decks.Scott could often be found engaging in philosophical and spiritual discussions about life and the universe. He also spent time touring by bike with friends and flying his radio-controlled helicopters, some as long as five feet. He was frequently invited to demonstrate challenging maneuvers and was a member of the Lehigh Valley Radio Control Society and the Academy of Model Aeronautics.He is survived by his daughter, Mary, and her spouse, Lisa; grandson, Jack; mother, Marjorie; father, Bruce; sisters, Crystal, Donel, and Penny; and extended family.A memorial celebration will be held on Sunday, Aug. 7, 3 to 6 p.m., at Porter's Pub, located at 700 Northampton St., Easton, a place that Scott performed at regularly throughout the years.In lieu of flowers, contributions in Scott's memory may be made to his grandson, Jack Hunter Young, to be applied to his education. Please mail to Jack at P.O. Box 2, Whitehall, Pa., 18052. -  Mansfield Gazette, July 13, 2016 

ZETTEL, Roy - Roy Zettel entered into his heavenly home on Saturday morning, August 27, 2016. He was born December 15, 1931 in Philadelphia, PA, the only child of Eugene and Pauline (Deininger) Zettel. Roy graduated from Olney High School in Philadelphia with the Class of 1949.  He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict.  Roy attended Drexel University and worked as an architectural draftsman. Roy moved to Tioga County in 1976. He became very active in the Wellsboro Fireman’s Assn., and Wellsboro Ambulance Assn., being a life member in both.  In addition, he volunteered as a paramedic assistant in the ALS office at SSMH for 19 years. Roy loved to fish and hunt and had many fishing buddies, young and old.  He attended the Holliday CMA Church and enjoyed fishing with Pastor Erik. He is survived by his wife Shirley at home; daughter, Laura; son, Steve; and their families, all of Idaho; stepchildren, Julie, Dan, Kim, Sue and Lynn and their families; also, a very special couple, Jeffrey and Barbara Wiseman and their 3 sons. One being his godson, Tyler. Friends and family are invited to Roy’s Life Celebration on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Holliday Christian Missionary Alliance Church, from 11 AM-12PM. Service to follow at 12 noon, with Pastor Erik Ferguson officiating.  Local arrangements are entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd. – Mansfield Gazette, August 31, 2016 

??, Betty - Betty Lou G. Kilburne of Wellsburg, N.Y., passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Betty was predeceased by her daughter, Sandra Ferris; grandsons, Joseph and Michael Ferris; great-granddaughters, Abby and Paetyn. She's survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Roger E. Kilburne; children, Cindy (Michael) Keister, Philip (Michael) Moss; grandchildren, Lucretia (Dale Jr.) Hoffman, Shawn (Rachael) Keister, Christopher (Candace) Keister; and 10 great-grandchildren. As per Betty's request there will be no services -  Mansfield Gazette, April 6, 2016 

?? – Beulah Kathleen Ruef, 76, of 9 Ladd Road, Westfield died Monday, July 17, 1989, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Friends may call at Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield today, Wednesday, July 19, from 3 to 5  and 7 to 90 p.m. The funeral will be conducted there Thursday, July 20, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Ric Feeney will officiate. Burial will be made in Champlin Cemetery, Westfield. Memorial donations may be made in her name to American Cancer Society. – Wellsboro Gazette, 19 July 1989 

??, Carol - Carol S. Knable, age 61, of Wellsboro, PA, died Friday, December 9, 2016. In keeping with her wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, 14 December 2016 

??, Doris - Doris E. Thompson, 88, of Collins Personal Care Home, Elkland, formerly of Ulysses, died Monday, March 14, 2016. Friends may call Friday, March 18, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, where funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 19, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Tri-Town Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 277, Ulysses, Pa. 16948 or the United Methodist Church, Ulysses, Pa. 16948. -  Mansfield Gazette, March 23, 2016 

??, Dorothy - Dorothy Condict, 85, of Tioga, passed away on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016.Services will be private. Local arrangements are by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd. Funeral Home -  Wellsboro Gazette, February 10, 2016 

???, Jacqueline - Jacqueline Hataloski, 76, formerly of Wellsboro, died on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. Services will be private. Burial will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. -  Mansfield Gazette, 14 December 2016 

??, Leona - Leona Mae McKinney, 82, of West Melbourne, Fla., passed away on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in Palm Bay, Fla. [Born in Mansfield, PA on April 2, 1933] She retired from Brevard County after 30 years of service and was a 56 year resident of Brevard coming here from Mansfield. She was a member of Central Baptist Church and the Harbor City Chapter of OES. Survivors include her daughter, Faye (Larry) Alexander; sons, Tom (Barbara) McKinney, Steve (Julia) McKinney, Karl McKinney; daughter, Kim (Keith) Vickers; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; sisters, Marylou Dieterle of Elmira, N.Y., Virginia Fessler of Mansfield, and Patricia Kendrick of Mansfield. Calling hours will be Saturday, Jan. 9, from 1 to 2 p.m., with a service following at 2 p.m., in the Brownlie-Maxwell Chapel. -  Wellsboro Gazette, January 6, 2016 

??, C. Lucille - C. Lucille Walbridge of Bath, N.Y., formerly of 29 Davis Ave., Hammondsport, N.Y., died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 at the Taylor Health Center in Bath, NY. .Funeral services will be Friday, Dec. 16, at 11 a.m. at the LaMarche Funeral Home, 35 Main St., Hammondsport, N.Y. Burial will be in the West Branch Cemetery, Wellsboro. -  Mansfield Gazette, 14 December 2016 

???, Muriel G. -Muriel G. Doyle (Rudian), age 95, of Tioga, PA, formerly of Woodbury, NJ, died Saturday, August 20, 2016. She was predeceased by her husbands, Joseph E. Doyle and William P. Rudian. Survived by daughters, Kathleen (John) Shover of Tioga, PA, Leanora (Tony) Scharle of Barrington, NJ; 13 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. A graveside service will be held October 12, 2016 at 10 AM in Arlington National Cemetery. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, October 5, 2016

???, Patti - Patti Radocaj, 74, passed away on August 13th, 2016 in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania.  She was the beloved wife to her husband, Rudy, for 56 years.   Patti devoted her entire life and delighted in raising and supporting her family and creating lasting traditions and memories for them to keep forever.  Her strong faith guided her as she was always available to help and serve family, friends and neighbors in need.  Her commitment to a life well lived and love of life ultimately allowed her to enjoy 74 years of contentment, peace and joy.  She is survived by her "pride and joy", her family, which includes 3 children, 7 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.   Her children; Steve Radocaj (wife, Linda), Stephanie Glavin (husband, Mike) and Sherri Kalick (husband, Irv).  Grandchildren; Marco Radocaj (wife, Laura), Ruby Lahr (husband, Jason), Jessie, Rachel and Max Kalick, and Luke and Jake Glavin. Great grandchildren; Rudy and Ryan Radocaj and Konrad and Kora Lahr. Family and friends are invited to celebrate and honor Patti in a memorial mass, followed by a luncheon, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Wellsboro, Pa., on Wed., Aug. 17th, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Patti’s name to the Samaritan House, 3 Morgan Terrace Wellsboro, PA 16901. Local arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home 139 Main Street Wellsboro. -Mansfield Gazette, August 17, 2016

??, Sallie - Sallie Balshukat, 90, of Roaring Branch died Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. There will be no services. arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. - Mansfield Gazette, 7 December 2016

 
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