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ROBERT E. COOK, age 82, formerly of Southport, NY, was born February 2, 1935 in Elmira, the son of the late Bert J. and Mildred (Goodyear) Cook. He passed away peacefully at Absolut Care of Endicott on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 after an extended illness. His sister-in-law, Carole Cook preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 55 years, Edna (Smith) Cook; beloved children: sons, David Cook of Horseheads, NY; Robert E. (Karen) Cook of Lowell, MA; daughter, Valerie (Charles) Everett of Endicott, NY; along with 3 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Robert retired from the Elmira City School District as a custodian after 10 years of dedicated service. He was an honorary member of the Southport Volunteer Fire Department and very proud of that as well! Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. A Memorial Service celebrating his life will follow the visitation at 3 pm. Reverend Mark Erway will officiate. The family will provide their own flowers. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to the Southport Volunteer Fire Department 1001 Carl Street Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/14/2017

 

JOHN DAVID COOPER, 80 of Heeler Hill, Sabinsville, PA, formerly of Columbus, NJ, passed away unexpectedly at home on September 26. Born on October 27, 1936 in Elkins, WV, he was the son of the late Dr. Shirley and Margaret Graham Cooper. On September 14, 1957, he married the love of his life, Elizabeth Talbott who survives. Together they shared 60 years of marriage. John was a graduate of Frederick Sasscer High School, Upper Marlboro, MD, class of 1954 and the University of Maryland, class of 1959. He was a pilot in the United States Air Force and a veteran of the Vietnam War. In 1966 he joined Pan American Airways and upon retiring as Captain in 1991, he and Beth moved to their "home on the hill". John was an accomplished competition motorcyclist, twice winning Canada's National Championship Corduroy Enduro. He was a Charter Life Member of the American Motorcyclist Association, past president of the East Coast Enduro Association and a former member of the South Jersey Enduro Riders motorcycle club. John was a collector and restorer of classic Corvette automobiles and a member of the Glen Regional Corvette Club. He also restored antique military vehicles and was a former member of the NY-Penn Military Vehicle Collectors Club. In addition to his wife Beth, John is survived by three sons, David (Debra) of Conway, SC, Steven of Missoula MT and Paul (Susan) of University Park MD; a daughter Suzanne (Mark) Scelza of Jobstown, NJ, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Shirley Fitz of Blue Ridge Summit, PA. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by brothers: Lowell, Robert and Joseph. John was a dear friend to many, many people and was adored by his family. He had a wonderful sense of humor and a keen intelligence. He will be greatly missed. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, October 2 from 11:00 AM to Noon at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will immediately follow. A military service and interment will be at the National Cemetery at Indiantown Gap, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

FLOYD E. CORNISH, 62, of Delano, Tenn., passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 after a courageous battle with small cell lung cancer. Floyd "Abe" was born in Waverly, N.Y., to Wilbur and Carrie Thomas Cornish. He was a graduate of Waverly High School Class of 1973. Floyd was a truck driver for over 35 years for many major companies in Tennessee and Georgia, often traveling long distance and logistically for local companies. He also help local contractors, friends, and family build and remodel homes. Floyd loved fishing, rock 'n' roll, wood working, gardening, and photography. His greatest joy was spending time with family and friends. Floyd will be dearly missed by his wife Carol Sue; children, Danette (Rodney) O'Daniel, their sons, Tanner and Hunter; Danelle (David) Tant, their children, Amber, Taylor, Blake, Nathan, Hannah and Brandon; Brandy Cornish, her sons, Blake and Logan of Florida; Jacob Floyd Cornish and his daughter, Abigail; stepchildren: Johnathan (Heather) Hudson, their sons, Race and Jarred; Jessica (Mike) Scholes, their children, Michael Jr., Andrew, Ally (Garret), Reagan and Nate. Floyd is survived by his brothers, Marvin (Becky), Wilbur (Nancy), Tom (Linda), and sisters, Margurite (Bob), Marylee (Jim), Linda (Gordon) and Cindy (Mitch); nieces, nephews, and extended family in New York, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida, whom he dearly loved. In addition to his parents, Floyd is preceded in death by his brothers, Michael, Joseph, Julius, and Patrick Cornish. There will be a celebration of life on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 at his residence in Delano. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, at P.O. Box 46, Chattanooga, TN or www.hospiceofchattanooga.org. Companion Funeral and Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Cornish family with these arrangements. –Sayre Morning Times 9/27/2017

 

May the road rise up to meet you, May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, And, rain fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the Palm of His hand.
THOMAS M. ‘TOM’ COTTER, 74, of Sayre, PA passed away with his family by his side on Saturday, May 05, 2018 at the Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness. He was born on September 22, 1943, in Sayre, PA, the son of the late Joseph P. and Virginia (Johnson) Cotter. Tom was a graduate of Athens High School and attended Williamsport Tech School. He was an electrician with GTE/Sylvania, prior to retiring. Tom enjoyed woodworking, stain glass, and was always busy outside in the yard tending to the landscaping. His generosity could never be measured, as Tom was well known for his caring for others. He was always willing to help with home improvements, or any projects that were needed for those in need. His wife's students were always delighted when his generous nature brought chocolates to one and all. He loved being outdoors, whether it was hunting, fishing, or golfing. Keeping with his Irish Heritage, he was an avid Notre Dame fan. He is predeceased by his brothers, Joseph, John, Paul and Willis, and sisters, Eleanor "Ruby", Josephine, Kate, Evelyn and Theresa. Thomas is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Elbertine at home, brother-in-law, Howard Acla of Towanda, sister-in-law, Mary Lou Cotter of Lincoln, NB, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Following Thomas' wishes there will be no calling hours or services. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Thomas' memory to: www.pancan.org or Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA. The family wishes to thank the staff of 5th Floor Main, the Oncology Department, and 2nd Floor ICU for the wonderful care given to their loved one during his brave battle with this disease. –Funeral home obit

 

COTTON –MARJORIE C. (COTTON) HOFFMAN, 77, passed away on Thursday November 16, 2017, at Sleepy Hollow Skilled Nursing Unit in Annandale, Va. Marjorie was born May 26, 1940, in Waverly, NY, to Vern and Dorothy Cotton.  She graduated from Athens High School in 1958, where she played the clarinet in the band and enjoyed singing in the chorus.  After graduation, she worked at The Farmers National Bank in Athens.  Marjorie and her former husband, Donald Hoffman, moved to Virginia in 1962 and she remained there for the rest of her life working as a secretary for several companies including Equifax Services and Wells Fargo. She is survived by her son and son in law, Jeffrey Hoffman and Michael Stanley of San Francisco, CA; daughter and son in law, Natalie and Michael Cohen, of  Fairfax, VA; daughter and son in law, Tracey and Paul Skafidas, of Bristow, VA; Grandchildren: Drew Cohen, Cole Loveman, Nicole Cohen, Kyle Skafidas and Cayden Skafidas; her sister, Thelma O'Malley of Tonawanda, NY, her brother and sister in law, William and Mary Cotton of Athens, PA; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday January 22, 2018, at Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA.  There will be a Celebration of Life Reception at 12:30 p.m. at Tomasso’s Restaurant, 398 County Road 60, Waverly, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to a charity of one's choice. –Funeral home obit

 

COVELL –SHIRLEY J. HATCH age 71 of Horseheads, NY passed away on Wednesday July 11, 2018. She was born on December 10, 1946 in the Town of Bath the daughter of the late Francis and Florence E. Chase Covell. Shirley married her husband Donald A. Hatch on December 21, 1963 and he pre-deceased her on January 28, 1999. Mrs. Hatch retired from the NYS Dept. of Corrections as a head cook. She was an avid cook at home as well, loved to travel and had a loving heart for all animals. Shirley was also pre-deceased by her sister Edie Nadjadi, brother John Covell and by several brothers-in-law. Mrs. Hatch is survived by her loving children: Ronald and Angela Hatch of Leesburg, GA; Rhonda and Madelyne Hatch of Santa Rosa, CA; Donald A. and Nannette Hatch III of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren: Jessika, Matthew, Amanda, Stephanie and her fiancé Michael Lodge, Sarah, Donnie, and Chasen; great grandchildren: Lucas, Brantley, and Teagan; sisters and brother-in-law: Alberta and Gordon McCann, Barbara Percival, and Rosie Machuga; several sisters-in-law; and her beloved Ya Yas and cats A-Rod and Sophie. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horsheads, NY on Monday July 16, 2018 from 4-7 PM. Shirley will be laid to rest at the convenience of the family. In Lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Shirley through donations to the Friends of the Horseheads Animal Shelter P.O. Box 288 Horseheads, NY or to Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA 2435 St. Rt. 352, Elmira, New York. –Elmira Star-Gazette 713/2018

 

COX –DOROTHY COX JOHNS died Jan. 20, 2018 in San Diego, California, at the age of 96. She was born July 1921 in Towanda, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Isham and Margaret Brennan Cox. She graduated from St. Agnes High School in Towanda. She married James Franklin Johns in September 1948. Their son, James F. Johns Jr. was born August 1949 in Towanda. Her working career spanned over 30 years in retail sales. She worked at Walker Scotts department store and then at Saks Fifth Avenue in La Jolla, California, before retiring. Throughout her life she enjoyed the company of good friends, reading, playing board and card games and visiting with her extended family. Dorothy will be remembered for her sense of humor. She was preceded in death by her husband; her son; her sisters, Mary Louise Cox Jankowski and Marguerite Cox; and her brother, James Cox. Survivors include her niece, Margaret Jankowski Hennig; Margaret’s husband, Mark Hennig; grandnieces, Katherine E. Hennig and Anne M. Hennig; her daughter-in-law Margaret Zettel Johns; and her cousins, Ambrose Brennan of Towanda and John Clancy of Somerset, New Jersey. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Braille Institute, 4555 Executive Drive, San Diego, CA. –Towanda Daily Review 3/12/2018

 

EDWARD J. COYLE JR., 67, of 645 Main St., LeRaysville, Pennsylvania, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Feb.13, 2018, at the Bridgewater Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Binghamton, New York. Ed was born in Plainfield, New Jersey on July 1, 1950, the son of Edward J. Coyle Sr. and I. Elizabeth Snedeker Coyle. He was a graduate of South Plainfield New Jersey High School and Middlesex County College, Edison, New Jersey. Mr. Coyle served as the superintendent of the Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, New Jersey for several years and was subsequently employed as a service writer for several automobile dealerships in New Jersey. Mr. Coyle was later employed as a corrections officer for the East Jersey State Prison at Rahway for nearly 30 years until his retirement. He was a member of the Police Benevolent Association and the Fraternal Order of Police. Mr. Coyle’s family expresses their deepest appreciation to the staff of the Bridgewater Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing for their excellent care and support. Surviving are his daughter, Jennifer E. Coyle (Harvey Miller); grandson, Jonathan Gleeson and granddaughter, Aubrey Gleeson, all of LeRaysville; sisters, Margaret Gorsky of South Carolina, Kathleen Crea and husband John of Florida, as well as several nieces and nephews. Ed was predeceased by his mother, I. Elizabeth Coyle on April 26, 2015; father, Edward J. Coyle Sr. on Sept. 28, 2016 and sister, Doris Hirsch in 2006. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 with a funeral service following at 3 p.m., at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pennsylvania. –Towanda Daily Review 2/18/2018

 

CRAWFORD –ANNA MARGARET SHAFFER (CRAWFORD) passed away on June 25, 2018. She will be placed in the vault with her husband, Lloyd J Shaffer at Memorial Gardens Cemetary in St. Petersburg, Fl. Anna Margaret Crawford was born in Sayre, PA. the daughter of Marvin Arthur Crawford and Cora Evelyn Hunsinger. She was their only child they had the opportunity to raise. She married Lloyd J Shaffer on March 18, 1044. They had the pleasure of raising Rodney Lloyd Shaffer and Donna Diane Shaffer, wife of Ronald Kobbe. –Obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

CRAWFORD –EVELYN J. SHAFFER, 75, passed away early Friday evening (Aug. 4, 2017) at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. Evelyn was born Sept. 4, 1941 in Cully, Cherry Township, Pa., the daughter of Warren J. and Leotine (Fenton) Crawford. She grew up in and resided in different areas of Pennsylvania. On Oct. 5, 1958, Evelyn and Tom Shaffer were married and together celebrated over 50 years together prior to Tom passing away in October of 2008. Evelyn and Tom resided in Pennsylvania, Avon, Lakeville and eventually settled in Perkinsville in the early 1970s. She has resided there ever since. velyn worked as a dietician at Noyes Memorial Hospital for over 24 years, and upon retirement from there she worked at Wayland-Cohocton Central School for over 10 years, retiring from there as well. Evelyn loved to bake, crochet and she was a "social butterfly" that loved to visit with friends. She enjoyed cleaning houses for people and volunteering at the local funeral luncheons. Another favorite of Evelyn's was watching the bands at Sammie's in Dansville. Evelyn was pre-deceased by her parents; her husband, Tom; and siblings, Lewis, Clayton, Walter, Lloyd and Mary. She is survived by her children, Edward "Charlie" Shaffer (Katie) of Geneva, Thomas E. Shaffer of Wayland, James W. (Kelly) Shaffer of Wayland, William C. Shaffer (William L. Saunders) of Lakeland, Fla. and Donald C. (Anne) Shaffer of Nunda; a very special nephew and his wife, Ralph "Mickey" (Terry) Shaffer of Wayland; grandchildren, Tara Shaffer, Jessica Shaffer, Dylan Shaffer, Keileen Shaffer, Matthew Shaffer, Julia Shaffer, Jernee Smalt and her mother, Michelle Evans, Josh Sliker and Amanda Blonsky; her great-grandchild, Brooke Reynolds; her siblings, Jim Crawford of Pennsylvania, Ervon ( June) Crawford of Pennsylvania, Gordon Crawford (Patti) of Pennsylvania, Jesse Crawford of Elmira, Donald Crawford of Pennsylvania, Marilyn (Fran) Stringham of Pennsylvania and Karl (Linda) Crawford of Pennsylvania; along with many nieces and nephews. Evelyn's family and friends may call Wednesday from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m., at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 West Naples St., Wayland. Evelyn's funeral service will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Committal prayers and interment will take place immediately following at St. Peter's Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Evelyn J. Shaffer may be made to the Vincent House, 310 Second Ave., Wayland, N.Y. or to Catholic Charities Outreach, 34 E. State St., Mt. Morris, N.Y. –Hornell Evening Tribune 8/7/2017

 

GLENN CRIMBRING, 78, of Canton, Pennsylvania, passed away at home while surrounded by family on Saturday morning, Feb. 17, 2018. Glenn Mark Crimbring was born on Oct. 7, 1939, in Canton. He was the son of the late Robert L. and L. Elizabeth (Hartung) Crimbring, and a 1957 graduate of Canton High School. Glenn married the former Yvonne Blocher on June 20, 1959, in Towanda. He was an active member of the East Canton United Methodist Church where he oversaw the operations of their sound system. Glenn was a lifetime member of the Canton Volunteer Fire Company and a long-time member of the PA State Bee Keeper’s Association. Agriculture was the focus of Glenn’s life. From the early years when his father owned a big apple orchard, Glenn had a smaller orchard and kept bees for pollination. After downsizing the orchards, Glenn continued keeping bees and joined South Mountain Honey, which his father had started. In his later years, he was employed as an apiary (bee) inspector for the State of Pennsylvania and raised hogs. Many also remember Glen as produce manager at Canton’s Acme and later BiLo Grocery Market, starting with Acme as a teenager and retiring after 35 years. Family came first in Glenn’s life. He was his children’s and grandchildren’s biggest fan; always supporting their interests, activities and school sports. Glen also enjoyed playing cards and games with friends, and family. In earlier years he was an avid outdoorsman and gardener who liked to hunt, trap, fish and ride snowmobiles, and motorcycles. Surviving is Yvonne, his wife of 58 wonderful years; three children, Debbie (Martin) Morse of Canton, Wade (Angie) Crimbring of Texas and Betsy (J. Scott) May of Canton; six grandchildren, Karen (Brion) Jones, Fletcher (Miranda) Crimbring, Rachel (Jon) VerHow, Kristen (Paul) Kline, Brandon May and Nick May; 10 great grandchildren, two sisters, Roberta Harbach and Lee Crimbring; a brother-in-law, David (Helen) Blocher; several nieces, nephews, cousins, many friends and neighbors. He was predeceased by a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Linda Atkins-Blocher and Florin Harbach, and a niece Cheryl Heberling. The family invites friends to call noon until 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 26, at the East Canton United Methodist Church. Rev. Dr. Dianne Bentley will officiate a memorial service to celebrate Glenn’s life following visitation. Burial will be private at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may consider a donation in Glenn’s memory to the E. Canton U.M. Church, with a portion used to update the sound system. Donations may be sent to East Canton U.M. Church, 5791 Route 414, Canton, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 2/18/2018

 

CRISS –MARJORIE MCCALLUM Age 90, of Pine City, NY passed away peacefully at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 after a nearly 4 year residency at Elcor Nursing Home. Born July 31, 1927 in Mosherville, PA, the daughter of the late Samuel and Odetta (Carpenter) Criss, she was a long time resident of Southport. A loving mother and former employee of Levalley Mcleod Inc., Marjorie was married to John Earl McCallum for 65 years prior to his death on October 20, 2014. She is survived by sons: Gary (Kim) McCallum of Perth, Australia; Roger (Sheila) McCallum of Breesport, NY with their children: Chelsea McCallum of Lakewood, OH and Cameron McCallum currently at Fort Sill Army Base, OK; sister: Norma Philips of Pine City, NY; brother: Calvin Criss of Ithaca, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. She was much loved and will be greatly missed. Services celebrating Marjorie's life will be held at a later date and time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box # 758517 Topeka, KS. The McCallum family wishes to also express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the staff at Elcor for the outstanding love and care she received during her time there with them. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/28/2017

 

CROWLEY –PATRICIA A. (CROWLEY) HOURIHAN of  Pine City - Age 90, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital SNF surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, July 21, 2018. Pat was born in Elmira, a daughter of Francis P. and Johannah McCarthy Crowley. She was predeceased by her husband John E. Hourihan Sr.; infant daughter Ann Hourihan; brothers, Joseph, John and Donald Crowley; sisters, Rita Crowley, Leona Spaulding and Ellen Little; several Crowley and Hourihan in-laws. Pat is survived by her children with their spouses, Kathleen Hourihan-Wenzel and Martin Wenzel of Pine City, John E. Jr. and Anne Hourihan of Pine City, Patrick F. and Therese Hourihan of Pine City, Michael J. and Laurie Hourihan of Watkins Glen, Mary T. and Philip Tkacik of Horseheads, Jeanne H. and Donald Coon of Elmira, Anne M. Hourihan of Elmira, Timothy S. and Jennifer Hourihan of Elmira; sisters, Mary Allen of Buffalo and Margaret Cuer of Ithaca; several beloved grandchildren, great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Pat was a lifelong communicant of St. Mary's Church on Elmira's Southside and a longtime member of the church choir. She retired from SCT BOCES. Pat's greatest joy was time spent with family. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira on Sunday, July 29, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Pat with a donation to Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 1010 Davis St., Elmira NY. The Hourihan family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the 3rd floor staff at St. Joseph's Hospital SNF for the loving and compassionate care they provided to Pat for the past year. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/25/2018

 

LARRY E. CUMMINGS, age 62, of Mansfield, PA, passed away on Tuesday February 27, 2018 at his home. He was born on May 13, 1955 in Blossburg, PA, a son of Rexford and Iva (Tillinghast) Cummings. He was the husband of Sharon (Mattison) Cummings. Larry was employed at Ward Flex in Shipping and Receiving. He enjoyed hunting. Larry is survived by his wife, Sharon; two daughters, Kelly Zettle of Falls Creek, PA, Kasey (Pete) Terzella of Chittenango, NY; a step-son, Ryan (Margaret) Stocum of Springtown, PA; a step-daughter, Heather (Nathan) Briner of Bethlehem, PA; five grandchildren, Ella Zettle, Parker and Alex Terzella, Mariah and Savannah Briner; two brothers, Rexford (Bonnie) Cummings of Wellsboro, PA, Thomas (Janet) Cummings of Mansfield, PA; five sisters, Donna (Howard) Campbell of Wellsboro, PA, Dianne (Robert) Wandell of Mansfield, PA, Sandra (John) Snell of Wellsboro, PA, Jeannie (Marlon) Ortego of Jacksonville, FL, Robin Southard of Wellsboro, PA; in-laws, Paul (Rita) Mattison of Zephyrhills, FL, Teresa Mattison of Wellsboro, PA, Paul (Linda) Mattison of Tioga, PA, Michael (Peggy) Mattison of Mansfield ,PA, Vanessa (Charley) Caswell of Mansfield, PA; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, great great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert Tillinghast; a sister, Terry Gleason. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 2PM to 4PM at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A funeral service will immediately follow at 4PM with Pastor Mike Bernard and Pastor Debbie Button officiating. Memorial contributions may be made the Buckheit Funeral Chapel to assist with expenses. –Funeral home obit

 

JACK L. DADDONA, 88, of Galesburg, Ill., died at 10:43 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 at Heartland Health Care in Galesburg. Jack was born March 6, 1929 in Sayre, Pa., to Jack M. and Beatrice E. (Carrington) Daddona. He graduated from Elmira High School and received his undergraduate degree from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania and a Master's Degree from Penn State University. Mr. Daddona was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the United States Air Force. He was stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska. Jack moved to Galesburg in 1964 to work in the Teacher Education Department at Knox College. In 1971, he began a 26-year teaching and administrative career at Carl Sandburg College in the Social Science Division. In 197, he assumed chairmanship of the Social Science Division, a position he held until his retirement in 1997. At Carl Sandburg College, he received several teaching awards including, "Teacher of the Year," "Burlington-Northern Excellence in Teaching Award," and the "Carl Sandburg College Distinguished Service Award." While at Carl Sandburg, Mr. Daddona continued to teach as an adjunct professor at Knox College and Monmouth College. Jack married Shirley Campbell on June 25, 1955 in Athens, Pa. Survivors include his beloved wife of 62 years, Shirley Daddona of Galesburg; a sister, Joan of Newark Valley, N.Y.; three nephews and two nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Nancy. A service in celebration of his life will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 at Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg. Friends can arrive at 10 a.m. for condolences. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Jack's memory to the Guardian Angels Humane Society or to Harbor Light Hospice. –Sayre Morning Times 10/24/2017

 

PATRICK A. DANDOIS, age 69, of Troy, Pennsylvania, passed away on May 28, 2018, at Troy Memorial Hospital. He was born on April 20, 1949, in Troy, Pennsylvania, a son of G.F. and Charlotte (Macomber) Dandois. Patrick had been employed with Cumming’s Lumber for over 37 years. He loved working with lumber, hunting, fishing, his home, his pool, collection of stuff and tools. He was a member of the Roseville United Methodist Church and the Troy American Legion. Patrick was a U.S. veteran having served in the Marines during the Vietnam era. He is survived by a daughter, Sally (Dan) McClure of Mansfield, Pennsylvania; two grandchildren, Macy McClure and Dustin Dandois; one great-grandson, David Lindquist; two brothers, Stephen (Patsy) Dandois of Georgia, Bart (Anne) Dandois of Colorado; three sisters, Helen Dandois of Troy, Pennsylvania, Lucy (Keith) Boyd of North Carolina, Faith Dandois of Michigan; many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Leonila (Belison) Dandois; a son, Richard Dandois; a sister, Kathleen Dandois. Family and friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pennsylvania. Tioga County Honor will present military honors at 4 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review 5/30/2018

 

DARLENE DARROW, 51, of Forest Hill, MD passed away, Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Born October 27, 1966 in Carbondale, PA, she was the daughter of Lauren A. Darrow, Sr of New Milford, PA and the late Thelma [Booth] Darrow. She was employed as Wait staff at various restaurants in the Baltimore area.

 Survivors include a daughter, Leigh Ann Harkins, of Baltimore, MD, sisters and brothers-in-law, Mabel New of New Milford, PA, Elizabeth (Kenneth) Grover of New Milford, PA, brothers and sisters-in-law; Lauren (Brenda) Darrow of New Milford, PA, Donald (Peggy Mill) Darrow of New Milford, PA, Michael Diane Jacobson) Darrow of Port Crane, NY. –Services private. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

DATES –JACQUELINE MAE GREEN, age 87, of Lawrenceville, PA, died Saturday, February 10, 2018 at her home. She was born May 5, 1930 in Lawrence Twp., a daughter of Omar and Verona (Hills) Dates. Jacqueline was the wife of the late Lee Adelbert Green. She was a member of the East Lawrence Baptist Church, enjoyed her church and shopping. Jacqueline is survived by 4 daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia and Paul Freeman of NC, Martha Blackhall of FL, Diana and Jonathan Peifer of Tioga, PA, Leah and Larry Kelley of Lawrenceville, PA; 12 grandchildren; several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Lee, and Christine Cleveland in 2003. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Scott Burke officiating. Burial will be in East Lawrence Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the East Lawrence Baptist Church, 1139 E. Lawrence Rd., Lawrenceville, PA. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

DAUGHERTY –ISABEL JEAN DAUGHERTY COOLBAUGH, 86, of Rome, Orwell Township, Pennsylvania, passed away Saturday morning, Sept. 9, 2017, at her home. Isabel was born on Feb. 17, 1931, at home in Rome, the daughter of Milton and Ruth Barnes Daugherty. She was a graduate of Rome High School and the Lowell Business School in Binghamton, New York. Isabel was employed by the Farmers National Bank in Rome and by C.C. Allis & Sons in Herrickville for many years. She enjoyed making bread, churning butter, canning and, in later years, camping with her family. Isabel was a member of the Rome United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Elmer Johnson Coolbaugh, to whom she was married on Aug. 26, 1950, at the Rome United Methodist Church; children, Karen Matoushek and husband Michael of LeRaysville, Gerald Coolbaugh and wife Cornelia of Rome, David Coolbaugh and wife Cindy of Luthers Mills, Gail Coolbaugh Ford and husband Eldon of Myerstown, Pennsylvania, Alan Coolbaugh of Rome, and Mark Coolbaugh and wife Judy of LeRaysville; grandchildren, Timothy Matoushek and wife Jen, Matthew Matoushek and wife Alyssa, Brittany Matoushek, Talitha Murosky and husband David, Corrisa Lawrence and husband Kelly, Marlesa Dunn and husband Josh, Nate Coolbaugh and wife Briana, Brock Ford and wife Holly, Derrick Ford and wife Corey; 14 great-grandchildren; her sister, Alyce Nadon of Modesto, California; sister-in-law, Rose Guettner; brother-in-law, Leslie Coolbaugh and wife Jean; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, Isabel was predeceased by a grandson, James Coolbaugh on March 3, 2015 and brother-in-law, Paul Nadon. The family extends their deepest appreciation to the Caregivers of America and Guthrie Hospice for their excellent care. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, with her grandson, Pastor Derrick Ford officiating. Burial will be in the Rome Cemetery, Rome. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to a charity or organization of one's choice in Isabel's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 9/10/2017

 

DAVIES –DONNA M. VAUGHN, 73, of Williamsport, passed away, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at her home. Born Aug. 10, 1944 in Columbia Cross Roads, she was a daughter of the late Merle Horning and Marjorie (Grace) Davies. She was a graduate of North Penn High School. She retired from the accounts payable department at Pennsylvania College of Technology. Donna enjoyed sewing, knitting afgans, cooking, and baking. She was a loving mother and grandmother and cherished spending time with her grandchildren. She also had a love for all animals and adopted many from shelters over the years.

Surviving are two sons, David M. Vaughn (Niccole’) of Apalachin, New York, and Daniel E. Vaughn (Diane) of Casselberry, Florida; five grandchildren, Cory, Abrianna, Alexander, Regan, and Lindsay; a brother, Robert Davies (Carol) of Woodhull, New York; and a sister, Jennifer Yusczyk (Phillip) of Blossburg. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her former husband, Edward W. Vaughn. Donna was also preceded in death by her two brothers, Dean and Dale Horning, whom she dearly missed and with whom she is now reunited, together again. A memorial service to honor the life of Donna will be held noon on Saturday, Jan. 20 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made in Donna’s name to an animal rescue shelter of donor’s choice. –Towanda Daily Review 1/12/2018

 

BARRY R. DAVIS - God looked around the garden and found an empty space. He looked down upon the earth and saw your tired face.......Barry R. Davis, 85, of Barton, N.Y., passed away peacefully in his sleep Wednesday evening, May 23, 2018 at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, MaryEllen and Bill Middleton. Barry was born on Aug. 8, 1932 in Scranton, Pa., a son of the late Russell and Alverna (Savage) Davis. He was a graduate of Scranton Central High School Class of 1950. Following graduation, Barry completed basic training with the U.S. Army in 1952. On Aug. 30, 1952 he married Rosann L. Cartusciello and together they shared 61 years of marriage until her passing on Feb. 15, 2013. Barry retired following 33 years of service to IBM. Devoted to his community, Barry spent 26 years as a coach and director for the Tioga Youth Organization. Many area neighborhood children will remember gathering at Barry and Rosann's house for Easter egg hunts and he also played Santa Claus for various organizations. His greatest pleasure was being outdoors and spending time in his garden. Barry was a Master Gardener and shared his knowledge with many throughout Tioga County offering talks to garden clubs, at public classes, Master Gardener volunteers and school students. In 2016, he was recognized by the Tioga County Cooperative Extension for his years of contributions to the Master Gardener program. His vegetable garden served as a research station/lab for tomato pruning methods, variety trials, fertilizer regiments and more. His life's mission was to have the earliest tomato as possible and 4th of July was his goal. Barry will be greatly missed by his daughter and son-in-law, MaryEllen and Bill Middleton; his son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Gwen Davis; his grandchildren, Ryan Middleton, Ashley Middleton, Emily Davis, Amy Davis and Mitchell Davis. He was predeceased by his wife Rosann; brother Stewart Davis; and twin sister Barbara Foster. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Tuesday, May 29 from 4-6 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A memorial service and celebration of his life will follow at 6 p.m. with Pastor Mary Jean Simonin of the Nichols United Methodist Church officiating.
Interment will be held in the Barton Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Colleen Chamberlain/Joelle Robinson Scholarship Fund, c/o Renee Wainwright, Business Office at Tioga Central School, P.O. Box 241, Tioga Center, NY in loving memory of Barry R. Davis. –Sayre Morning Times 5/26/2018

 

JENELLE E. DAVIS, age 29, of Gillett, PA passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018. She was born January 12, 1989 in Towanda, PA daughter of Paula (Oley) Davis Cacciavillano and James Davis. She was a graduate of Athens High School, obtained her Bachelors Degree Binghamton University and also was a paralegal. She currently was employed at Ageless Spa. Jenelle enjoyed her work and spending time with her nieces and nephews that she absolutely adored.  Survivors include her mother and step-father, Paula & Dean Cacciavillano of Gillett, PA, her father, James Davis of Corning, NY, a brother and sister-in-law, James & Meagan Davis of Gillett, and her sister and brother-in-law, Jessica & Degan Smith of Wyalusing, PA, paternal grandparents, Jim & Linda Davis of Le Raysvile, PA, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Jenelle was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Lorraine & Frank Oley. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service honoring her life at 1:00 PM Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY.  Memorial contributions in Jenelle's memory may be made to the Bradford Recovery Center, 64 School Street, Millerton, PA. –Canton Independent-Sentinel 3/8/2018

 

REV. THOMAS C. DAVIS died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Anderson, SC, surrounded by family. He had retired as rector of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Clemson. Rev. Davis was born in Laceyville, PA, on Aug. 21, 1929, the oldest child and son of Thomas C. Davis, Sr. and Frances Harrison Davis. He graduated from Laceyville High School with the Class of 1947. He attended Washington and Lee University and graduated from Drew University and Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree. He was ordained into the Methodist Church in 1958 and later was received into the Episcopal Church and ordained at Grace Church, Kingston, in 1958 by the Rt. Rev. Frederick John Warnecke. He served parishes in Centermoreland, PA (where he discovered that his great-grandfather, John Harrison, had also served); at St. Stephen’s in Wilkes-Barre, PA and Roslindale, MA, before being called to Holy Trinity, which he served as rector for many years. During the Vietnam Conflict, he served in the U.S. Army as a military chaplain, while his family lived in Wyalusing. After retirement, he served as supply clergy in several area churches and as far away as Towanda, PA, as recently as December. He was admired as an avid reader and scholar, an excellent preacher, a compassionate pastor and friend to many, as well as a loving son, husband, father and grandfather. He and his family often spent summer vacations at the family farm on Lime Hill with his parents, uncle, Sam Harrison and cousin, John Harrison and visited with old friends in the area. His wife, Frances Benning Davis, predeceased him, as did a brother, Robert. He is survived by a brother, Samuel (with wife Kay) in Denver; a sister, Frances Lowe (with husband George) in Lubbock, TX; by his four children, Thomas, III (Tod) and his children, Katherine and Thomas, IV, Pamela Hopkins (with husband William) and their children, William and Mathew of Greenville, NC, Andrea Davis Walker and children, Kelly Moore, Adam, Nathan and Carrie and Stephen Davis, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Clemson with burial to follow in Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. in the church parlors. –Wyalusing Rocket 1/18/2018

 

TIMOTHY JOE DAVIS, age 56, of Lawrenceville, PA, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, December 30, 2017. He was born July 17, 1961 in Blossburg, PA, a son of Kenneth and Janice Ann (Howe) Davis. Timothy was the husband of Michelle (Hulslander) Davis. He was self-employed, Davis Construction; a member of the CV Bass Club; the Monday Night Pool League in Tioga, PA; enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, football, basketball, spending time with his family, friends, and his dog, Nikki. Timothy was a veteran of the Army National Guard. Timothy is survived by his wife, Michelle; his mother, Janice of Tioga, PA; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Keri and Todd Hunter of Windsor, NY, Leah Davis of Lawrenceville, PA; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Wade and Alycia Davis of Silt, CO, Chase Buck of Elkland, PA; 3 brothers, Kenneth A. Davis, Jr. of Mansfield, PA, Anthony R. Davis of Nelson, PA, Marty A. (Robin) Davis of Tioga, PA; 5 grandchildren, Myles, Kooper, Raelynn, Rylie, Lochlan. He was predeceased by his father and a sister, Penny Davis-Boyd.  Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow at 6:00 P.M. at the funeral chapel with Pastor Josh O'Neil officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Timothy's memory to an Educational Fund for Leah Davis, 1164 Buckwheat Hollow Rd. Lawrenceville, PA. –Funeral home obit

 

DAY –SHIRLEY JANE DAY WARBURTON, age 92, a lifelong resident of Forks Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, passed into the presence of her Lord on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 with her loving family at her side. Shirley was born on a farm near Estella, Pennsylvania, on July 19, 1925, the daughter of the late Arley and Anna (Osler) Kay Day. On Feb. 23, 1946, she married Earl Bruce Warburton, who predeceased her on Nov. 10, 2002. They celebrated 56 years of marriage. Shirley was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt and friend to many. Shirley loved to talk and laugh and had a great interest in all that was going on around her. She was active as a 4-H leader and participated in her church choir and the Women’s Guild. Some of her best memories were of taking care of/spending time with her grandchildren. She and her late husband, Earl, were life-long dairy farmers on their farm in Forks Township, along with their son, Jim. After Earl’s passing, their grandson Brian and his family resided with Shirley. They were a joy to her and a great help as she aged. Shirley’s oldest grandson and wife (Bruce and Sandi) live across the road from Shirley and she loved the time they spent with her and their care of her. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, James B. and Barbara Warburton of Forks Township; a daughter and son-in-law, Elaine S. and Darrel Reibson of Jersey Shore; a brother-in-law, Marvin Driscoll, of Canton; six grandchildren, Bruce (Sandra) Warburton, Laraine (Keith) Bowen, Jennifer (James) Smith, Jesse (Jen) Reibson, Amy (Mike) Calaman and Brian (Eileen) Warburton; seven great-grandchildren, Elias and Isaiah Reibson, Preston and Pierson Smith, Keegan Bowen, and Blaine and Marshal Warburton. There are numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by siblings, Bruce Day, Ina Avery, Irene Fiester, Gene Day, and Jule Driscoll. A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family at the Warburton Hill Cemetery, with her former pastor, the Rev. Robert Martin, officiating. A dinner in celebration of her life, for family and friends, will be held at noon on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at St. Paul’s Church, Overton, Pennsylvania. The family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Paul’s Church, c/o Joan Rohe, 1226 Taylor Hill Road, Dushore. Funeral arrangements are under the care of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore. –Towanda Daily Review 11/21/2017

 

JAMES W. DEAN age 68, of New Martinsville WV died Sep 24, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Elmira NY, the son of the late Thomas G and Virginia Colegrove Dean. Jim graduated from Southside High School, Class of 1967. He received a B.S. degree from Clarkson University, was owner of Dean Engineering, US Army veteran and a member of the St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 46 years Karen Marks Dean, children James (Dee) Dean, Christopher (Sarah) Dean, Jennifer (Paul) Shearer all of Wheeling WV and Michael (Tara) Dean of Pittsburgh PA.: one brother Thomas G Dean Jr. of  Buffalo NY, five sisters, Marilyn Terkoski, Virginia Stanton and Kimberly Ripley all of Elmira, Karen Sweeney of Corning and Kathleen Murdock of Florida, six grand children: Eli Dean, Tyler Dean, Emma Dean, Olivia Dean, Madison Shearer and Haylee Dean.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/18/2017

 

DECKER –MRS. AUDREY J. WOODRUFF, age 76, of Dushore, Pennsylvania, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 at the Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital, with her loving family at her side. Audrey was born May 1, 1941, a daughter of the late Clyde and Martha Brown Decker of Sugar Run. She graduated from the Wyalusing Valley High School, a member of the class of 1959. Audrey began working for the Bendix Corporation in South Montrose, where she met the love of her life "Woody." They were married on Aug. 13, 1960 in Wilmot and recently celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary. She and Woody purchased the Dushore Beverage on Dec. 4, 1972. It was commonly referred to as the "Cave" before moving the operation to the town of Dushore. Audrey and Woody are still servicing the area after 45 plus years in business. Audrey was a member of the Dushore Women's Dart League, where one of Audrey's biggest bragging rights was winning the "Queen of the Hill" on Feb. 16, 2014. Surviving are her spouse, Leon, at home; children, Ginger (Steve) Kraycer of Scott Tonwship, Pennsylvania; Leon "Buck" (Mary Ann) Woodruff of Dushore, Brenda Johnson of Dushore, and Candy "Fred" (Rob) Insinger of Dushore; sisters: Sally Brink of Camptown and Sandra Felter of Standing Stone; brother-in-law, Gene (Jeannie) Woodruff of Tunkhannock; grandchildren. Dane Woodruff of Dunmore; Brittany Woodruff of Charlotte, North Carolina; Dustin Johnson of Elizabethtown; and Dan and Danielle Weaver of Jenningsville; great-grandchildren, Danielle, DelRaye, and Brody; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a grandson, Christopher Johnson; a son-in-law, Sheldon "Frenchie" Betz; sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Lyall Brink; brothers-in-law, Ray Brink and Ed Felter; and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Norma and Don Trowbridge. At Audrey's request, funeral arrangements will be private and at the convenience of the family, and are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA. Memorial contributions in Audrey's memory may be directed to the Dushore Fire Co. and Ambulance Assn., P.O. Box 1, Dushore, PA or the Sullivan County Library, P.O. Box 309, Dushore, PA or Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit, 91 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 8/28/2017

 

STANLEY R. DECKER, 48, of Canton, Pennsylvania, passed away Saturday evening, Jan. 13, 2018, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, following declining health. Stanley was born on Oct. 25, 1969, in Waterbury, Connecticut, and attended Northeast Bradford School in Rome, Pennsylvania. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, listening to music, and was regarded as a talented auto mechanic. Surviving are his daughter, Cathleen Brazee; granddaughter, Mia White of Sidney, New York; his companion of many years, Angel Sosa of Canton; father, Arthur Decker of Canton; brothers, Arthur Decker and wife Ann of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Edward Decker of Oneonta, New York; as well as several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his mother, Marion Conklin Mickle on Nov. 27, 2016. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda is assisting Stanley’s family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 1/15/2018

 

EDWARD DONALD DEGRAW, age 82, of Corning, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Robert Packer Hospital. He was born on July 31, 1935 in Elmira, the son of Charles C. and Violet L. Knight DeGraw. Edward was a graduate of Elmira's Southside High School and the Syracuse School of Barbering. He was a veteran of the US Army and a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge. Edward was owner and operator of Ed's Barber Shop in Painted Post. He enjoyed camping, hiking, traveling, reading, playing pool at the Corning Senior Center and spending time with two special children that called him Grandpa. He is survived by his partner, Lyle Wasson, daughters Kelly (Jon) Lewis, Shannon Moran, Colleen (John) Dobson, and Jennifer Wasson, grandchildren, Jackie Gibbons, Megan Kosty, Katelyn Force, John Dobson, Alyssa Dobson, Anna Goudreau, and Aidan Goudreau, great grandson Mason Kosty, sister Carolyn Briggs, and several nieces and nephews. Edward was predeceased by his parents, a brother Clifford, and a sister Illine LaBauve. It was Edward's wish that there be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside and military honor service on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Mausoleum. Those wishing to remember Edward may make a donation in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas. Phillips Funeral Home has been entrusted with Edward's care. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/23/ 2018

 

RICHARD S. DEKOSCHAK, 80, died peacefully August 15, 2017, at a Bangor, ME hospital. He was born January 2, 1937, in Elmira, New York, the son of Stephen and Lillian (Carpenter) Dekoschak. Richard graduated from Horseheads (NY) High School, class of 1954. One week later he and a couple friends joined the United States Marine Corps. When Richard finished his 3-year tour of duty with the Marines he took a management trainee position with F. W. Woolworth in Elmira. He loved telling people he "found his million dollar baby at the five and ten cent store"! He met Ann in July, they were engaged in August, and were married in January 1958. In 1972 they moved to Maine from Elmira so Richard could manage Millers Department Store, in Brewer, ME. The store was closed 10 years later, and Richard went to work at the base. He joined the Air National Guard, and he also went to work for U. S. Customs, a part-time job he held for 27 years. Richard retired from the Air National Guard after 17 years. He was a member of the Marine Corps League and the Brewer (ME) Eagles Club. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and especially bowling and golfing with Ann. He also paddled the Allagash a couple of times. Richard loved his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren and was proud of every one of them. They will remember his harmonica and ukulele, that he was very musical, and that he was "the smartest of all"! In addition to his parents, Richard was predeceased by a daughter, Kimberly; and two brothers, Nick and Denny. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Ann; his four children: son, Stephen Dekoschak, daughter, Christine Dekoschak, daughter, Celine Dube and husband, Robert, and son, Vincent Dekoschak; six grandchildren: Kari, Shawn, Kayla, Tanya, Devon, and Stephen; seven great grandchildren: Landon, Cameron, Gavin, Blake, Chloe, Harper, and Abigail; a sister, Tina Stanton; several nieces and nephews; and many cousins. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, August 19, 2017, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, ME, with Rev. Art Gowie, chaplain at EMMC officiating. Interment with military honors will be at Waugh Cemetery, Levant, ME. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at the family home after the committal service. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/18/2017

 

DAVID S. DENSMORE JACKSON, 38, of Gillett, PA passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 9, 2018. He was born on May 13, 1979 in Sayre, PA, the son of Stanley and Barbara (Stetson) Densmore.
Dave was a Truck Driver, most recently employed with Matthews Trucking. He loved spending time with his family and friends on the 4-Wheelers and sitting around the bonfires. He enjoyed fishing. Dave could always be counted on to pull a prank on anyone available and no one ever could avoid being on the receiving end of his “wet-willies”. He is predeceased by his father; Stanley Densmore, brother; Toby Densmore, paternal grandfather; Joseph Densmore, maternal grandmother; Mary Stetson, and several aunts and uncles. David is survived by his beloved wife of 18 years; Bambi at home, children; Kreyanna Jackson and Bradley Pequignot of Blossburg, PA, Shynell Jackson and Tyler Nemeth of Towanda, PA, and Joslyn Jackson at home, mother; Barbara Jackson of Binghamton, NY, step-father and step-mother; Sam and Sheila Jackson of Hornell, NY, and paternal grandmother; Iva Austin of FL. He is also survived by his brothers’ Kyle Jackson of NH and Ethan Jackson of Hornell, NY, sister Sara Jackson of Binghamton, NY, step-brother; Derrick Smolos of GA, mother and father-in-law; Bonnie Johnson and Bob Peterson, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; Brandi, Sarah, Brandon, Sam, and Sammi, special uncle and aunt; Frank and Cheryl Austin of TN, several aunts, uncles, special nieces; Lana and Payton and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. At David’s request, there will be no calling hours or services. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, PA. Memorial donations may be made in David’s memory to: Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA to help the family offset the funeral expenses. –Funeral home obit

(David married the love of his life Bambi Anne Clark July 17, 2000. She is the daughter of Clyde and Phyllis Collins Clark. He was cremated with half of his ashes to be buried with his mother Barbara Stetson Jackson when she passes and the other half with his father Stanley Herman Densmore who is buried in Owego. His adoptive father was Samuel Jackson. There will be a memorial service at a later date. –Carol Brotzman)

 

DINSMORE –JANA LAINE THOMPSON, 36, of Athens, Pa., passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, following her courageous battle with cancer. She was born on Nov. 17, 1981 in Reading, Pa., the daughter of Thomas and Jodi (Daubert) Dinsmore. Jana was a 2000 graduate of Wilson High School in West Lawn, Pa. She then attended Mansfield University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 2004. Jana had a passion for helping and caring for others and started her nursing career in the Intensive Care Unit at the Robert Packer Hospital in 2004. She found satisfaction in critical care nursing and continued to work in the Intensive Care Unit until her health declined. Jana also worked per diem at the Robert Packer Hospital in the Trauma, G.I., and Cardiac Rehabilitation departments. Jana was also a dedicated and loving mother who made raising her two children her number one priority in life. She is predeceased by her paternal grandparents, Charles and Gladys Dinsmore. Jana is survived by her husband of 11 years, Joshua, at home; her beautiful children, Mya and Noah, at home; parents Thomas and Jodi Dinsmore of Wernersville, Pa.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Collin and Andrea Dinsmore of West Chester, Pa., and Daniel and Kristin Dinsmore of San Francisco, Calif.; uncles, Peter Dinsmore of Allentown, Pa., and Carl Dinsmore of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 from 4-6 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa. A memorial service will follow at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Jana's memory to the American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, PA. –Sayre Morning Times 12/22/2017

DEPUE –MIRIAM BERTHA BARTLETT, 95, of Montrose PA, passed from this life to the presence of her Heavenly Father on October 6, 2017 at Meadow View Senior Living Center. She was born Miriam Bertha Depue on Oct 20, 1921 at her parents' farm home near Franklin Forks, Susquehanna County, PA. She was one of eleven children. Her parents were Ogden and Rena (Caswell Snyder) Depue. She grew up on the family farm and graduated from Montrose High School. She graduated from Baptist Bible Seminary, Johnson City, NY (which relocated to Clarks Summit, PA and is now Clarks Summit University) Mansfield State Teachers' College (now University), and received a Master's degree from Wheaton College, Wheaton IL. She taught school in Gibson PA, Thompson PA, and Moorestown NJ before going to Nigeria, Africa as a missionary teacher. She served for 20 years in Nigeria with Sudan Interior Mission before marrying Clemens J. Bartlett on Feb. 14, 1970 at Bridgewater Baptist Church, Montrose PA. Clem and Miriam served another 10 years with SIM in Nigeria before returning to Clem's home in Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada. Clem had a construction business and Miriam was the company bookkeeper. Upon Clem's retirement, they moved to Grimsby ON where they lived until Clem's death on Mar 21, 2001. In 2004, Miriam moved back to Montrose to her home on Hinds St. She has been a resident at Gracious Living Estates, South Montrose PA since July 2013 and more recently a resident at Meadow View Senior Living Center, Montrose PA. She enjoyed embroidery and painting and being part of a large family. She and Clem had a deep heart for the proclamation of Jesus Christ around the world. In addition to their personal service for 30 years, they financially supported many missionary endeavors from their business income and on into retirement. Miriam continued that practice to the time of her death. Many of Miriam's siblings, nieces, and nephews were, and are, among those serving Christ as missionaries in far places of the world. She is preceded in death by husband, Clemens, her parents, by her sisters Wilma Snyder and Ruth Rothberg, and brothers Horace Snyder, David Depue, and Stephen Depue. Surviving her are siblings Elaine Berg of Montrose, Samuel (Esther Lou) Depue of Huntsville AL, Paul (Elynor) Depue of Homer, NY, John (Phoebe) Depue of Pottstown, PA and Esther (Dick) Camp of Laceyville PA also a sister-in-law, Dorothy Depue of Montrose PA. She has a step-son, Glenn Bartlett of Exeter ON, and two step-granddaughters, plus a large number of nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, 382 Church Street, Montrose PA at 2 p.m., Monday Oct. 16, 2017 with her nephew, Rev. James Depue, and brother-in-law, Rev. Richard Camp officiating. Visiting hours will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Brookside Cemetery, Franklin Forks, PA following the service. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Miriam's name to SIM (Sudan Interior Mission), P.O. Box 7900, Charlotte, NC or to Stanfordville Baptist Church, 23456 SR 29, Hallstead, PA. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

DETRICK –GLORIA MISHRELL, age 88, left us behind on July 31, 2017. Gloria will forever be missed by many family and friends. Gloria was born in Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania, on October 21, 1928, the daughter of Wilson and LaRose Detrick. She graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1946 and then attended beauty school in Erie, Pennsylvania. It was at this time that she met "the man of her dreams." In 1949 Gloria married Marvin Mishrell. It was a wonderful marriage that lasted 64 years, ending when Marvin passed away in 2014. Gloria worked as a hairdresser before having children, worked part time at the Sears catalog store in Corning and then worked for many years in the Steuben Glass show room. Gloria loved her job with Steuben and was proud of the product she sold there. She eventually became a manager at Steuben. Gloria's number one priority was raising her family. She was a dedicated mother to her three children: Edward Mishrell (spouse Leslie), Karen Welch (spouse Jake), and Kirk Mishrell (spouse Rose). She was also a devoted grandparent to nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Gloria's grandchildren include: Nicole Mishrell Curles, Kirk Mishrell, Kristen Mishrell, Sarah Welch, Daniel Welch, Chelsea Welch Carpenter, Luke Mishrell, Glenn Mishrell, and Annalee Mishrell. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. The funeral service will be held immediately following at 6:00pm with the Rev. Connie Seifert officiating. Burial will be held the following day at Bath National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home, 655 North Liberty Street Penn Yan, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to Phillips Funeral Home, 17 W. Pulteney Street, Corning, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/3/2017

 

DEVINE -GRACE M. WALSH, 90, of Towanda, Pennsylvania, formerly of Williamsport, passed away Sunday evening, Feb. 4, 2018, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Guthrie Memorial Hospital, Towanda.
Grace was born on March 13, 1927, in Dunmore, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Edward J. Devine and Mary Higgins Devine. She was a graduate of Dunmore High School and Marywood University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in education. Grace served as a math and chemistry teacher for a year in Narrowsburg, New York. On Dec. 27, 1950, Grace married Robert (Bob) John Walsh at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Dunmore. The couple later resided in Emporium, Pennsylvania; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Dallas, Texas; and Williamsport. Grace worked for the Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in Williamsport for nearly 20 years until her retirement, and was a member of the Church of St. Ann in Williamsport and Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Towanda. She enjoyed reading and playing bridge and was a devoted fan of Penn State football. Grace loved spending time with her grandchildren — picnicking, mini golfing, and teaching them her favorite games. She was grateful she and Bob were able to travel to so many places; being able to say “I’ve been there” made hearing about it on the news more meaningful. Grace will be greatly missed by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert E. and Vida Walsh of Round Rock, Texas; her daughter and son-in-law, Marie D. and Lane D. Seibert of Towanda; her grandchildren, Ken Walsh, his wife Kim, and their daughter Lillian; Scarlett Walsh; Michael Seibert, his wife Laura, and their children, Mary Grace, Lucia, Joseph, Gianna, and Nicholas; Claire Seibert, Susanna Seibert, Theresa Seibert, and Stephen Seibert; and her nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Grace was predeceased by Bob, her husband of 59 years, on April 27, 2010, and her sister, Marian Coyle, in 2015. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda. Burial will be in the St. Mary of Mount Carmel Parish Cemetery, Dunmore. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to St. Joseph’s Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA in memory of Grace M. Walsh. –Towanda Daily Review 1/7/2018

 

HAROLD LLOYD DEWALT passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017 at his home after having a debilitating stroke at the end of October. He was surrounded by family, and, since he’d come home on Dec. 1, had been taken care of by family until his passing. He was born on June 3, 1932, to Robert Aaron and Anna Sabella (Kale) DeWalt in Easton, Pennsylvania. He was 85. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Merylene (Wright) DeWalt and their eight children: Sandra (Steven) Pettitt, Lloyd (Melissa) DeWalt, Wanda (William) Hart, Douglas (Cheryl) DeWalt, Ricky (Nadina) DeWalt, Randy (Kathy) DeWalt, Nancy (Chad) Bills and Raymond (Mary) DeWalt. Also surviving are 21 grandchildren: Paul (Diane) McNett, Kami McNett, Ivan Pettitt, Echo Pettitt, Rebecca (Dan) Self, Adam (Tasha) Hart, Jeremiah (Melissa) Hart, Joshua (Amanda) Hart, Skyler (Erika) Hart, Robert DeWalt, Benjamin DeWalt, Stephanie (James) Gallagher, Tanya (Erin) Williamee, Nathaniel DeWalt, Korrina DeWalt, Charles DeWalt, Angel DeWalt, Randelle DeWalt, Eve Blim, Mylert Bills and Xzavier Bills and several step-grandchildren and/or significant others along with their children. There are also 20 great-grandchildren: Dennis McNett, Perry McNett, Ian McNett, Eli McNett, Selena McNett, Judah Self, Logan Self, Damon Hart, Hayleigh Hart, Chase Hart, Katalina Hart, Aurora Hart, Rylie Hart, Mia Hart, Joshua Hart Jr., Madison Hart, Teagon Hart, Ezra Hart, Jasmine Blim and Harmony Blim, plus one expected in January 2018. He is also survived by many step-great-grandchildren and spouses and/or significant others along with their children. Harold spent his life farming and working at Kennedy Valve in Elmira, New York. In his later years, you could find him at the square dances at the Whitneyville (Tioga County) Fairgrounds the first Saturday of every month throughout the winter months. Also, in the winter, he could be found in the kitchen on the second Saturday of the month, making scrapple for the family and anyone outside the family who decided they’d like some. He also enjoyed deer hunting and looked forward to it like a little kid looks forward to Christmas. Sadly, his stroke didn’t allow him to hunt this year and he was missed by all the family who hunted with him. Family and friends are invited to call from noon until 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 at the Church of the New Covenant, Extension Street, Mansfield, PA with the pastor Mark Scafidi officiating. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pennsylvania is assisting the family. –Towanda Daily Review 12/29/2917

 

DIBBLE –ANNETTE D. MERROW, 72, of State College passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018 at her home. Born on Feb. 2, 1946 in Wyalusing, PA, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Harriett Smith Dibble. She graduated from Lock Haven University in 1968 with a degree in Physical Education and was a member of the field hockey team.  Annette taught Physical Education at McCormick Elementary School in College Park, MD, from 1968 until 1972.  In 1969, she developed a Drug and Alcohol Awareness Program in the Prince Georges County School District that is still being used today.  After moving to State College, she became the owner and instructor of her private business, Maefield Driver Training. Annette was married to Michael P. Merrow who preceded her in death in 2015. She was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church. Annette enjoyed gardening and cherished the time she spent with her grandchildren.

Surviving are her daughter, Elizabeth “Betzi” (Jason) Dreibelbis of Bellefonte; her sister, Cathy (David) Keeney of Wyalusing, and three grandchildren, Jason, Jr., Madison and Payton. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, June 3 at 1:30 p.m. at New Hope United Methodist Church, Zion, with Pastor Robert Dornan officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High Street, Flemington. –Wyalusing Rocket 6/2/2918

 

DICKESS –KAREN WEDDLETON, age 64, of Mansfield, PA, died Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She was born September 21, 1953 in Wareham, MA, a daughter of William Dickess and Virginia (Ames) Wean. Karen worked for Tioga County Human Services as a caregiver. She was an artist, and avid reader, enjoyed crocheting, cooking, baking, cleaning and doing crafts. Karen is survived by her step-mother, Anita Dickess; a son and daughter-in-law, Jay and Amanda Weddleton of Dover, TN; a daughter, Janet Dauphinais of Largo, FL; 7 grandchildren, Emily, John, Ashley, Suzanne, Trisha, William and Andrew; 4 great grandchildren, Jacob, Mailee, Wyatt and Wesley; and a beloved canine friend, Pixie. She was predeceased by a brother, William Dickess, Jr. in 1993. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 4:00 P.M. at the River of Life Church, Wellsboro, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations 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. –Funeral home obit

 

DIETZEL –NATALIE ‘DOLLY’ DIETZEL BREESE age 95 of Horseheads, NY passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2018. . Dolly was born in Elmira, NY on February 5, 1923 to the late Ben and Natalie (Wheeler) Dietzel. In addition to her parents, Dolly was predeceased by her beloved husband of almost 68 years, John L. Breese along with her sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Marion Swackhamer. Dolly is survived by her three children: Scott (Maureen Ferrell) Breese of Elmira, NY; Bart and Patty (Fitzgerald) Breese of Lockport, NY and Lori and Raymond Cady of Horseheads, NY. Along with her children, Dolly is survived by six granddaughters and a great-grandson. They are Lisa Breese of Lockport, NY; Sarah and David Aquino of Tonawanda, NY along with their son and Dolly's first great-grandchild, Dominic Aquino; Amy Breese of Lockport, NY; Stephanie Cady of Horseheads, NY; Valerie Cady and fiancé Travis Patocka of Horseheads, NY and Melanie Cady of Binghamton, NY. Additionally, Dolly is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends from her years as a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads and the Horseheads Woman's Club. Dolly was a quiet and unassuming woman who delighted in her family and tending to their needs. She was fond of camping and spent many years traveling with John across most of New York State and other areas of the United States. Dolly's gentle personality and endearing smile are the most treasured memories for the family along with her world-class potato salad and an annual Easter ham that she tended as if it was her first born. After graduating from Southside High School in 1941 and marrying John, they settled briefly in Alfred, NY while he went to college and then they returned home to Horseheads to raise their family. On Dolly's behalf, the entire Breese family wishes to express their appreciation to the individual caregivers who tended Dolly while she was still residing at home and the aides, nurses, social workers and administrators at Bethany Skilled Nursing Facility who made her final days so much richer and gentler by their nurturing attention. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, Inc., 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Monday, July 9, 2018, from 4 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Her life will be celebrated in a service at Barber's at the end of calling hours at 7:00 pm with a private burial taking place at a later date. Flowers will be provided by the family and it was Dolly's request that any donations in her memory be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 2943 Westinghouse Road, Horseheads, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/8/2018

 

DIMARCO –LINDA L. SIGNORE, 57, of Forksville, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, at Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Born Dec. 21, 1960 in Lansdale, she was a daughter of the late Eugene Michael and Mary Ann (Brobst) DiMarco. Her husband of 22 years, Peter A. Signore, preceded her in death on July 31, 2000. Linda was a loving and generous mother, grandmother, and friend. She loved her beach vacations, camping, and spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren. Linda was employed through Penn State Extension as an EFNEP coordinator which allowed her to present nutrition classes for different organizations throughout Sullivan and Bradford counties. She enjoyed giving back to her community and served as treasurer for the Eldredsville Fire Company and as a 4-H leader for many years. Surviving are her five children, Joshua J. (Lauren) Signore of Drexel Hill, Jennifer M. (Leonard Heaton III) Signore of Forksville, Aaron J. (Ronda Bouse) Signore of Ulster, Jesse D. (Heather Pierce) Signore of New Albany, and Emily M. (Richard Jenner Jr.) Signore of New Albany; a sister, Denise M. (Doug) Kratz of Hatfield; five grandchildren, Colby L. Heaton, Chloe A. Jenner, Gabriel P. Signore, Blaize H. Jenner, and Oliver S. Signore and a nephew, Christopher M. (Sarah) Kratz of Conshohocken. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, with Pastor Jacob C. Lund officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Church of Elkland Cemetery, Forksville. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be sent to Eldredsville Fire Company, 402 Route 4007, Forksville, PA or Sullivan County 4-H, c/o Sandy Pardoe, 9219 Route 487, Suite A, Dushore, PA. –Towanda Review 2/6/2018

 

DOBBERSTEIN –ARLENE M. FRISBIE, 81, of Halsey Valley, N.Y., died Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City, N.Y.  She was born in Elmira, N.Y., on June 29, 1936, the daughter of G. John and Florence (Besanceney) Dobberstein. Arlene was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Robert Frisbie Sr. She and Bob devoted their lives to the family business, Frisbie's Farm Equipment and Frisbie Homestead Museum. Her greatest joys in life were the children - her own kids, their many friends, S-VE field trips, 4-H and museum visitors. Arlene is survived by her children and their spouses, Ron, Rick, Russ and Bob Jr. Frisbie, Barb Truesdail, Bob and Jeff Mallen; 12 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; siblings, Sue and Alan Dailey, Jack and Cheri Dobberstein, Bob and Linda Dobberstein, Kathy and David Cripps; and numerous nieces and nephews. A private burial will be in the Halsey Valley Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to fellowship sharing memories at the memorial service on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the Spencer Federated Church. Donations may be directed to Spencer Federated Church, Halsey Valley First Responders, Tioga Center Emergency Squad or a charity of one's choice. –Sayre morning times 6/26/2018

 

JOSEPH DONALD DORSEY, 86, of Wysox Township, PA passed away Wednesday morning, November 8, 2017 at his home. Joseph was born in Trenton, NJ on June 7, 1931 the son of Joseph Paul Dorsey and Mary McGuigan Dorsey. Joseph was a graduate of Trenton Catholic High School and continued his education at St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA. Following college, he served in the U.S. Navy from April 1, 1952 to March 31, 1960. On September 17, 1960 Joseph married the former Mary Theresa Panacek in Pennington, NJ. Joseph was employed by the State of New Jersey Department of Vocational Rehabilitation for 37 years until his retirement. Following his retirement, Joseph and Mary moved to Wysox Township to make their home. Joseph was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Towanda where he served as the church organist and also held membership with the Garden State Theatre Organ Society, where He Served as President from 1985 to 1987 and Towanda Elks Lodge No, 2191. In early years, Joseph served as organist at churches in the Trenton Area and also played the “Old Lincoln Theater Organ” now located at the Trenton War Memorial Building in Trenton, New Jersey. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Theresa Dorsey, son, Joseph A. Dorsey, grandson, Garrett Ryan Dorsey of Bethlehem, PA, and sister, Helen Ahern of Robbinsville, NJ. Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m.

at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave. Towanda, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Third St., Towanda, PA with Rev. Edward Michelini, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in the Harbourton Cemetery, Lambertville, NJ. Contributions may be directed to Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 106 Third St., Towanda, PA in Joseph Donald Dorsey’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review 11/10/2018

 

MARVIN S. DRISCOLL, 92, of Canton, PA passed away while surrounded by family on Wednesday morning, April 25, 2018 at Sherwood’s Personal Care Home in Canton. Marvin was born June 27, 1925 in Overton Township, Sullivan County. He was the last surviving of 10 children in the family of the late Fred and Harriet (McCarty) Driscoll. Marvin grew up during the depression years. He proudly served our country during WWII with the U.S. Army and was stationed in Okinawa for a year. On July 27, 1945, he married the former Jule Day. They shared 69 wonderful years together and raised four children before her passing on Jan. 3, 2015. In earlier years Marvin worked for GTE Sylvania in Towanda before going into the lumber business with brother-in-law, Keith McCarty. Eventually they established and operated the McCarty and Driscoll Lumber Company near Forksville for over 25 years. Marvin also enjoyed dairy farming and raising beef. Love for family always came first in Marvin’s life. He will be lovingly remembered as a true patriarch of the Driscoll families. He and Jule enjoyed attending the Millview Wesleyan and East Canton United Methodist Churches. They often attended and supported many functions in the community. He also served on the Canton Area School Board for several years and was elected president of Sherwood's Personal Care Home. Marvin was an avid outdoorsman and hunter. Surviving are his children; Dixie (John) Gross of Slatington, Janet (Elmer) Walburn of Canton and Scott (Deborah) Driscoll of Canton, a son-in-law, Jon Phillips, 13 grandchildren; Julie Gross Hoffman, Patrick Gross, Michael Gross, John Gross, Jaremiah Phillips, Cara Phillips Laudenslager, Krista Phillips Risser, Daniel Preston, Lee Preston, Jay Preston, Brian Driscoll, Laura Driscoll Brennan and Timothy Driscoll, 25 great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins and several dear friends. In addition to his wife Jule, he was predeceased by a daughter Jane Driscoll Phillips and nine siblings; Carl, Wayne, Dale, Brice and Rex Driscoll and Marian McCarty, Marguerite Pardoe, Doris Wells and Eloise Brown. Calling hours are 6 – 7:30 P.M. Friday, at Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton and also 10 – 11 A.M. Saturday, Apr. 28, at the Millview Wesleyan Church. Pastor William Hargenrader will officiate the funeral service at 11 A.M. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery. Those who wish may consider a donation in Mr. Driscoll’s name to Millview Wesleyan Church, c/o 6575 PA Route 87, Forksville, PA or to Bethel Cemetery c/o 24 Deane Lane, Forksville, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 5/25/3028

 

RICHARD HAYDEN “PAPA” DRISCOLE SR., 84, of Tunkhannock, PA., died surrounded by his family on Sept. 12, 2017. He was born Dec. 2, 1932, to the late John Franklin (Frank) and Blodwyn Sickler Driscole. His beloved wife of 54 years, Mary Wilverding Driscole, predeceased him in Oct. 2011. He is survived by sons Jack (Rita) Driscole, of New Milford, PA; Richard, Jr. (Melissa) Driscole of Falls; and Howard (Pattie) Driscole of Tunkhannock; nine grandchildren: Michele (Matt) Stehle and Kristen (Kyle) Gibson of Richmond, VA; Kelly Driscole of Cape Charles, VA; Sean (Tiffanie) Driscole, of Forest City; Dylan Kerzetski, Abigail Driscole and Daniel Driscole, of Tunkhannock; Madison Driscole and Hayden Driscole of Falls; and five great-grandchildren: Will & Mary Hayden Stehle of Richmond, VA, and Kolt, Austin & Trey Driscole of Forest City. Also surviving him are a sister, Dianna Wilkins of Nicholson; brother-in-law Robert Conklin of Factoryville, sister-in-law Gerry Novak of Scranton, son-in-law David Werner of Ashland, VA., and many nieces, nephews and friends, including fellow Yankees and NY Giants fans. He was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Lorraine, brothers Howard (Harriet) Driscole, Jack (Barbara) Driscole, sister Martha (Marty) Conklin and brothers-in law Jerome (Carolyn) Wilverding, George Wilverding, Erwin “Butch” Wilkins. Prior to living in Tunkhannock, he and his wife lived at Newton Lake, Glenburn and many years in Factoryville, where they raised their children. He was involved in youth sports as a coach and attended many sporting events through the years. He was a retired truck driver and had earned the National honor of Ryder’s “Driver of the Year” in 1980 as he had driven safely over one million miles. He proudly served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper with the 11th Airborne. He enjoyed wintering in Florida, bird watching and being with his family. He loved cars, trains tractors, airplanes and jelly beans. Papa was a loving man and will be missed by all who knew him. He will be remembered for his smile and friendly “one of a kind” personality, always joking and making people smile, a big kid at heart. A special thank you to the United Methodist Homes and The Garden's in Tunkhannock for their compassionate care over the past 18 months. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association or a favorite charity. Funeral Service will be Saturday at 11am from Anthony P. Litwin Jr. Funeral Homes, Inc., 33 Reynolds St., Factoryville with Pastor Carol Folk officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday 4-8pm and on Saturday an hour before service time. Internment with Military Honors at Evergreen-Woodlawn Cemetery. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

DUEBER –ELEANOR SMITH, 77, died on Aug. 28, 2017. She was born on July 15, 1940 in Bronx, New York, the daughter of the late Henry and Anna Weller Dueber. Eleanor was a 1958 graduate of St. Catharine Academy, Bronx, New York. After graduation she worked her way up to assistant branch manager at Chase Manhattan Bank. In 1974 she moved to Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, to start a family in the area her then husband grew up in. She was awarded the Public Education Partners and Promoters award for 1986-1988 and she was very involved when it came to her children's early education. Eleanor was a member of the choir at St. Mary's of the Assumption Church in Wyalusing. Also, in her earlier years, she taught kindergarten and Bible study at the church and volunteered her services at many church functions, helping out where she could. Eleanor was a member of the Tunkhannock decorative painting club and also the Dushore Endless Mountains painting club (2002-2005). She spent her time crocheting and doing many other crafts. She loved to give gifts that were homemade. Surviving are her daughter, Lisa Powers and husband Jacob; a daughter, Karen Smith and fiancé Brett Ruhf; four sisters, Ann (Late Ben) Szachewicz of Poughkeepsie, New York, Margaret Livingston of Sarasota, Florida, Helen (Tom) Romanino of Cape May, New Jersey, Elizabeth (Frank) Anzalone of Mobile, Alabama; a brother, Herb (Elizabeth Kelly) Dueber of Monroe, New York; a sister-in-law, Else (late Eric) Dueber; grandchildren, Selena Chilson, Alyssa Powers and Samantha Powers; also many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Laurie Pacifico; a son, Mike Smith; a son, Anthony Pacifico Jr. and a brother, Eric Dueber. A blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock with Father Joseph J. Manarchuck officiating. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review 8/31/2017

 

DUMAIS –MARIE A. J. BRADY, age 84, of Lawrenceville, PA, died Friday, January 12, 2018 at the Corning Hospital, Corning, NY. She was born June 28, 1933 in Woonsocket, RI, a daughter of Hermand and Emelia (Provencal) Dumais. Marie worked as a dress sales associate at Mary Kirkland in Painted Post, NY before she retired. She was a member of the Church of the New Covenant in Mansfield, PA. Marie enjoyed anything to do with the Lord; loved entertaining, and bringing people together. She served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Marie is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law: Michael and Robin Lynn Brady of Wellsville, NY; James and Barbara Brady of San Ramon, CA; Jeffrey and Robin Denise Brady of Dandridge TN; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Chuck Price of New Castle, Ontario, Canada; Elizabeth and James Rodgers of Farmington, MO; a brother, Charles Dumais of Cranston, RI; a sister, Dorothy Vierra of Woonsucket, RI; 20 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren with 2 yet to be born. Marie was predeceased by an eldest son, Thomas C. Brady II on April 28, 1985; and the father of her children, Lt. Col. Thomas C. Brady on October 26, 2016. Visitation will be held at the Church of the New Covenant, 310 Extension St., Mansfield, PA on Monday, January 15, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. A funeral Service will follow the visitation at 3:00 P.M. at the Church with Pastor Michael Brady, Pastor Jeffrey Brady, Pastor Scafidi and Rev. Charles Price officiating. There will be a grave site "Celebration of Life" Memorial Service for Marie A. J. Brady on the anniversary of her birthday on June 28, 2018 at Woonsocket, Rhode Island. More details of this occasion can be learned by contacting Mike Brady. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. –Funeral home obit

 

RUSSELL E. DUNBAR, age 85, of Millerton, PA passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018. He was born on December 16, 1932 in Jobs Corners, PA to the late Macy and Ruth Dunbar. He was married to Sue (Taber) Dunbar for 38 years. Russell was a member of the Millerton Wesleyan Church where he had served as Church Librarian, Youth Leader, and he was the founder of the Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. He enjoyed playing and coaching baseball and softball, making cookies, writing letters to military personnel, and was an excellent bowler. Russell was retired from Emhart Powers of Elmira, NY. He is survived by his wife: Sue Dunbar of Millerton, PA; daughter and son-in-law: Jenn and Tim Gilbert of Big Flats, NY; son and daughter-in-law: Tom and Cathy Dunbar of Elmira, NY; 5 grandchildren: Gavin, Angela, Patrick, Michael, and Kevin; and 3 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Connie (Beckwith) Dunbar. A memorial service will be held at the Millerton Wesleyan Church, Millerton, PA on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 2:00 PM with Pastor Lynn Ensign and Pastor Luke Richards officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. –Elmira -Star Gazette 4/23/2018

 

DUNHAM –BERNICE E. ‘MARY’ DESISTI, 78, of Sayre, PA, was reunited with her beloved husband, Franklin "Darb" DeSisti, on Sunday, May 20, 2018 while her family by her side surrounded her with their love. She was born on June 28, 1939, in Sayre, PA, the daughter of the late Ralph and Minnie (Fuller) Dunham.  Mary's main-focus in life was always her family. She was a stay at home mom raising her 4 children. Mary's greatest joy was spending time outdoors at the family home in the big backyard in Milltown with them, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she adored. She vowed to not be a typical grandmother and she never was. She was an amazing eccentric grandmother and to her delight her grandchildren adored her. Mary loved to cook for her family, especially her famous "Homemade Pot Sauces", which she eventually taught her grandchildren to make. She loved receiving handmade crafts from Heather, and was thrilled when Carly, graduated from Kent State University. She was looking forward to Emily Lynn's graduation from Cornell University. Mary for over 18 years, looked forward to her granddaughter, Heather's, 8am phone calls, which she never missed one. Although in the nursing home for a short time, the first thing she made happen was to be sure that the staff understood to have that phone in her room every morning for that 8am call, she told them, I look forward to those and I better not miss it. When her great-grandchildren came along, it brought more joy of family. She loved sitting on the porch and watching Dylan and Jamison play in the family backyard. One of her past-times she enjoyed was reading, especially True Crime Stories. Her love for reading was passed down to all the girls in the family, and they all can be seen at any given time with a book in hand. If she could say one thing to all those who knew and loved her, it would be her one-liner, "Let It All Go To Hell, Famous Last Words." She is predeceased by her beloved husband, Franklin "Darb" DeSisti, sisters, Esther White, Shirley Bowman, and Phyllis McCutcheon, and her dear friend, Donna.  Mary is survived by her daughter, Deborah DeSisti of Sayre, PA, daughter and special son-in-law, Joi and Donald Hunsinger of Sayre, PA, daughter, Kimmey DeSisti-Quinn of Sayre, PA, and son Frank "Skip" DeSisti of Waverly, NY, her grandchildren she adored, Heather and Tony Bahr of Sayre, PA who resides in the family home, Carlene "Carly" Joi-Sue Quinn of Sayre, PA, Emily Lynn Hunsinger of Sayre, PA, Ava DeSisti of Sayre, PA, Jace DeSisti of Sayre, PA, and Aalivia DeSisti of Sayre, PA, great-grandchildren, Dylan Darleen Bahr and Jamison Howard Douglas Bahr, sister JoAnne Kraus of Sayre, PA and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She will be missed by all those who knew her and loved her. Following Mary's wishes, there will be no calling hours or services at this time. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens. For her love of animals, memorial donations may be made in Bernice's memory to: Stray Haven, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY. –Funeral home obit

 

DUPREE –DARLA JEAN (DUPREE) LIGGETT of San Antonio, Texas passed away peacefully in her home on July 31, 2017 at the age of 61 after a courageous battle with cancer. Darla was born in Elmira, New York on December 3, 1955 to the late Donald and Eleanor "Barcomb" Dupree. Darla attended Horseheads High School. Darla was employed as a Manager for 19 years at The Boeing Company and had some past temporary assignments in Australia and various U.S. sites. Darla knew her aircraft inside and out. She would get several calls a day and even on her days off from mechanics when there was a problem. Darla would troubleshoot and solve the issue immediately. Darla was also a Veteran of the United States Air Force with 12 and a half years of active duty service. Being stationed in Alaska for 7 years was her favorite duty assignment because she had the opportunity to be near all the wildlife that she loved so much. Darla was an avid animal lover and rescued many street stray cats and dogs over the years keeping some and finding loving homes for the others. She loved to play on line poker in her spare time, visit any casino, watch QVC, Iron Chef, Shark Tank or any Hallmark Christmas movies as Christmas was her favorite time of year. You could always see some sort of Christmas ornament in the house throughout the year. Darla married her husband Robert "Bob" Liggett on September 1, 2005 and was always proud to say that besides rare minor disagreements they never once had an argument or raised their voices to one another in the years they were together. We did more laughing than anything else. Preceding Darla in death besides both her parents are her brother Donald Dupree Jr., her nephew Keith Taylor, brother in laws Mark Singer, Dusty Barber and sister in law Sherry Dupree. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband Bob Liggett, her son Rodney Nelson, step daughter Priscilla Liggett, her sisters and brothers Dianne (Bob) Hall, Sharon Dupree, Gary (Darlene) Dupree, Carol (Bill Peck) Singer, Bonnie Barber, Mary (Steve) Graley, Rick Dupree and many Nieces and Nephews. She also leaves behind her loving dog (Zoe) and cats (Tom, Angel and Fluffy). The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Dr. Thomas Fisher, Dr. Morton Kahlenberg, Dr. Devraj Nayak, Dr. Richard Otero, PA-C Salima Panjwani and Vitas Hospice (with special thanks to Margaret Koch and Bernadette Mora). Also thank you to the San Antonio Roadrunners, Project Phoenix and all who participated in the meetup group "Light the Night for Darla" (hosted by Edie Kenney-Perez) in April, 2016. Thank you all for all your love and support given to Darla and her family during the past year. Per Darla's wishes there will be no funeral or memorial service. Other arrangements will be made. To honor Darla's legacy and in lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to your local animal care shelter or to any organization that rescues and finds loving homes for street strays. May the Angels lead you into Paradise our beautiful wonderful Darla... If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/3/2017

 

EARLEY –LORETTA DEAN - With sadness, we mourn the passing of Loretta Dean, who died on August 12, 2017 at the age of 88. The family will receive friends on Friday (Aug. 25th) from 6pm-8pm at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins. A celebration of her life will be held Saturday (Aug 26th) at 11:00am at the First Presbyterian Church, Watkins Glen; followed by burial at Cayuta Cemetery. Loretta was born on August 31, 1928 to Thomas and Catherine Earley in Waverly, NY. Upon her marriage to the love of her life, Maurice F. Dean, she moved to Schuyler County to raise her family. Loretta served for fifteen years as matron of the Schuyler County Jail, paralleling Maurice's tenure as Sheriff of the County. Upon her retirement, she studied at Cornell University and began her painting career as a botanical watercolor illustrator. An accomplished artist who saw beauty in life, she was sought out for her intricately detailed illustrations. Her botanic works have been featured in galleries across the state. Loretta was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Watkins Glen Church and choir. She lived her life full of faith and love, leading by example. In 2007, she was awarded the Women of Faith Award. The Women of Faith Award is presented to honor women whose lives exemplify their Christian commitment through witness, service and leadership. Loretta embodied these traits through her work with the church and the county. She will be forever remembered for her kindness and grace. She is survived by her children: Theresa (and Robert) Beswick of Victor, NY, Jennifer (and David) Chicone of Watkins Glen, NY, and Floyd (and Amy) Dean of Wilmington, DE, her grand children: Benjamin (and Deborah) Davis of Victor, NY, Kimberly Davis of Victor, NY, Vincent (and Sarah) Chicone of Montour Falls, NY, Andrew (and Susan) Chicone of Ft. Myers, Fl., and Miles Dean of Wilmington, DE., her great grand children: Ethan and Emily Davis, Ella and Loretta Chicone, and Lucy Chicone, and her sister: Marie Blackwell of Addison, NY, many nieces and nephews, and many great nieces and great nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Maurice F. Dean in 1993, and her brothers, Rev. Vincent Earley and Francis Earley. The family gratefully acknowledges Seneca View Nursing Facility that lovingly embraced and cared for Loretta for the last few years of her life. Loretta will be profoundly missed by family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family asks those to kindly consider making a donation in Loretta's memory to the First Presbyterian Church, 520 N. Decatur Street, Watkins Glen, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/16/2017

 

EASTABROOK –CHERIE DENISE SUTTON, 47, of Wysox, PA passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2018 after a long, courageous battle with cancer.  She was a patient of the Sayre Health Care Facility in Sayre. Cherie Denise was born in Towanda on January 19, 1971, the youngest daughter of Barbara J. Hufford of Canton and Rexford B. Eastabrook of Milan.  Cherie graduated from Towanda High School and Mansfield University.  She was employed as a respiratory therapist at Robert Packer Hospital before her illness made it impossible to continue working.  She enjoyed her job very much and loved the people she worked with.  In addition to her parents, Cherie is survived by her husband Michael, two sons; Chey and Tanner Sutton, a granddaughter Averie, three sisters; Veronica, Robin and Karen, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by a grandson, Chance. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  Her family asks that those who wish consider a memorial in Cherie’s name to your favorite charity of to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd. Towanda, PA.  Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility in Canton is assisting the family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 6/1/2018

 

JOHN MURRAY EBERHARD of DeLancey, loving husband, son, brother, brother-in-law, friend and director died unexpectedly as the result of an automobile accident on Jan. 6. John was born on June 13, 1947 in Towanda, Pennsylvania, the son of Walter S. and Eleanor Murray Eberhard. In high school he left his mark as a star player and top scorer in basketball and second in the state for long jump for track and field. After graduating from Towanda Area High School, he completed a year at Gettysburg College before entering military service. He served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1969 as First Lieutenant, receiving the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service in Vietnam. Upon his return from his tour of duty in Vietnam, he continued his education at Syracuse University earning a B.A. in English/creative writing. In 1973, he became employed with the Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission, earning promotions from grants writer to administrative assistant and then deputy director. During this 10-year period he established five county weatherization programs, an Area Agency on Aging, developed a regional rural transportation program and prepared grant applications for local municipalities and not-for-profit groups. This led to the creation of services such as day care, a health clinic, water and sewer systems, access roads and economic development. In 1984, he came to Delaware County to become executive director of Delaware Opportunities Inc. That same year he met his wife-to-be, Bonnie Radley, and they were inseparable from that time forward, later getting married on March 11, 2011. Delaware Opportunities (DO) thrived under John’s 34-year tenure. In 1984, DO served 7,000 people and had 100 employees with a budget of $1.5 million. In 2017, DO served more than 9,000 people with 209 employees and a budget of $14.6 million. John served on several boards, including the board of directors of the New York State Rural Housing Coalition, the Weatherization Policy Advisory Council (serving as chairperson from 2004 to 2018) and the board of directors of the New York State Community Action Association.One of John’s proudest accomplishments was the consolidation of all DO programs under one roof in Hamden in 2005. This building was later dedicated to him in 2015 at the agency’s 50th anniversary celebration, where John received the Certificate of Congressional Recognition for 31 years of dedication to the mission of Delaware Opportunities Inc., the New York State Assembly Certificate of Merit for 31 years as executive director, along with his dedication and commitment to Delaware County and the Outstanding Leadership Award from the Delaware County Board of Supervisors, “In grateful recognition of 31 years of service to Delaware County and your tremendous sense of community service to all of the residents of this county.” Throughout his career at Delaware Opportunities he continued to pursue the agency’s mission to help people become self-sufficient and attain a better quality of life. He served the people of Delaware County with tireless commitment. John’s dedication to his work was such that he could be found in the office seven days a week. Besides his passion for work, John enjoyed reading and listening to music, such as old blues and Bob Dylan. He was a lifelong Boston Red Sox, Syracuse basketball and Giants football fan. He had a keen intellect, a remarkable mind and a near photographic memory. John cared deeply for family, friends and co-workers, and had a strong sense of fairness and justice. Despite his public profile, John was a shy, unassuming and serious man, with a dry sense of humor and a hearty laugh. A poet at heart, John loved the written word and had a lifelong passion for learning. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Radley; his mother, Elly Eberhard of Sun City Center, Florida; his sisters, Gini Fiedler of Oakland, Maine, and Karen (Jim) Doughtery of Sicklerville, New Jersey; his brother, Doug Eberhard of Lancaster, New York; mother-in-law, Greta Radley of Schenectady; sisters-in-law, Sharon (Mark) Shear of Voorheesville, New York, Martha (Walt) Kemp and Karen Radley of Schenectady; and many nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his father, Sid Eberhard; brother-in-law, Bill Fiedler; and his sister-in-law, Terry Eberhard. Arrangements are under the care and guidance of MacArthur Funeral Home in Delhi. A celebration of John’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 27 in the auditorium of Delaware Academy Central School, 2 Sheldon Drive, Delhi, with a reception with John’s family to follow. –Towanda Daily Review 4/20/2018

 

ELINOR ‘PENNY’ ECKELS, age 75, of Troy, PA, passed away on Friday, February 23, 2018 at Troy Community Hospital. She was born on January 29, 1943 in Pittsburgh, PA, a daughter of Lee and Helen (McGregory) Eckels. Penny was a resident of the Martha Lloyd School since 1963 and had many friends in the community. She was member of the Troy United Methodist Church. Penny enjoyed reading the Daily Review, going to Vinnie's Pizza Shop and shopping. She is survived by her cousin, Marian Wahlgren in Lexington, KY. 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, PA. –Canton Independent –Sentinel 3/8/2018

 

ELDRED –SHARON HALSTEAD, 73,of Ridgebury, passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 22, 2017 after an extended illness. Sharon was born on May 5, 1944 in Horseheads, N.Y., the daughter of Raymond and Marguerite (Tuttle) Eldred. Sharon worked for many years for the Sayre School District as a cook. She enjoyed bowling, golfing, reading, crocheting, shopping and visiting her family. Sharon is survived by her children: Terri (Bart) Clark, Kimberly (Steve) Campbell, Robert Halstead and Gayle (Danny) Young. She is also survived by her mother Marguerite Eldred, siblings and their spouses; Kaye May, Lyle (Julie) Eldred, Jacqueline (Dean) Boucher and Jonathan (Darlene) Eldred. Her grandchildren; Brittany (Joshua) Schmoyer, Amber (Jeffery) Mueller, Logan (Kayla) Clark, Dayton (Ellie) Campbell, Christopher Campbell, Katherine Halstead and Steven Halstead. Great grandchildren; Sophie, Lennox, Ian Schmoyer, Wyatt Mueller, Ryder Clark, Adonis Campbell. Nieces and nephews; Nicole (JJ) Johnson, Nathan Boucher, Chase may, Trisha McKervey and Fallon Eldred. Sharon's family wishes to thank her special friends; Roseanne Stringham, Lissa and Mark Chapdelaine, and Bonnie Butler for their kindness and help during her illness. Sharon is predeceased by her husband, Eugene Halstead, her father, Raymond Eldred and brother-in-law, Ralph May. A memorial service will be held at the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church on Dec. 31, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. with Pastor Rob Wuethrich officiating, luncheon to follow. –Towanda Daily Review 12/27/2017

 

WALTER M. ELLINGER, 83, of Wysox Township, Pennsylvania, passed away Wednesday evening, Nov. 15, 2017, at his home, following declining health. Walter was born on June 26, 1934, in Bergey, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, the son of Paul R. Ellinger and Bertha Moyer Ellinger. He grew up in Telford, Pennsylvania, and in his youth worked on his grandfather’s farm. Walter later served in the U.S. Navy from 1953 to 1957 during the Korean War. Walter was employed as a truck driver for Roadway Express for 30 years until retirement. Following his retirement from Roadway, Walter operated Carefree Bar-B-Ques, Inc. in Telford for 20 years. He enjoyed raising beef cattle on his farm in Wysox Township. He was a member of the Souderton American Legion Post for 31 years, and held membership with the Tylersport Fire Department for 20 years, Telford Fire Department, Morwood Sportsman’s Club, Towanda Country Club, and served as a volunteer for T.A.C.O. in Wysox. Surviving are: his loving companion, Janet Yocum; children, Glenn Ellinger of Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, Joanne Ellinger of Doylestown and Darlene Smith (Fran) of Himrod, New York; grandchildren, Tara, Jeremy, Melony, Samantha, Paul, April, Deanna, Michelle and Bradley; 15 great-grandchildren; sisters, Naomi Wasser (Charles) of Lancaster, Eleanore Fretz of Green Lane, Pennsylvania, Lois Siegfried (Luther) of Montrose; brother, James Ellinger (Susan) of Green Lane; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Linda Ellinger, and brothers, Paul, David, Howard and Ray Ellinger. A celebration of life service will be held at noon on Saturday, Nov. 25 at Walter’s home with Pastor Jira Albers of the Wysox Presbyterian Church officiating. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda is assisting Walter’s Family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 11/19/2017

 

ELLIS –IRENE E. SPENCER, 70, of Elmira passed away at home on Saturday, September 30, 2017 surrounded by family. Irene was predeceased by her parents, Nettie and Edwin Ellis; and step-mother, Ethel Wendling. Irene is survived by her daughter, Tina (Dan) Wilber; grandchildren, Valerie (Chris) Wadley, Victoria Garris, Tonya (Pat) Ziegler and James (Nikki) McCoy; 16 great-grandchildren and very special friend, Sally Rine. Irene was a graduate of Southside High School. She enjoyed having her family around her, especially her grandchildren. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend who will be dearly missed by all. Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 12 to 2 PM with a funeral service to follow at 2 PM. Irene will be laid to rest in the Riverside Cemetery, Lowman, NY immediately following the funeral service. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/3/2017

 

ELLIS –LEORA W. WILCOX, 85, of Canton, Pennsylvania, passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at Bradford County Manor. Leora was born on Oct. 31, 1932, in Canton Township to the late Robert A. and Gladys Watts Ellis. She was a 1950 graduate of Canton High School. After graduation, she worked in the office of her father’s coal yard as a weigh-master and was employed over the years by Arnot-Ogden Hospital and Troy Community Hospital, retiring in 1995 after 18 years with the U.S. Postal Service. In 1983, she married Ralph W. Wilcox, who survives. While her children were growing up, she was very active in the local Mother’s Club. She would often talk about driving the Spanish class of 1970 to Mexico, a trip she thoroughly enjoyed. Leora was a member of the Ladies Auxillary VFW, American Legion in Canton and Morris Run and Canton’s Women of the Moose Chapter 981, where she held several offices and was honored to earn collegiate regent with red stole. She was a member of the Ecumenical Church, Canton. A caring mom and grandmother, she enjoyed taking her grandchildren camping and liked to watch NASCAR races. She loved to take pictures of family and friends and would always have her camera close by. She truly loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and would do anything and everything she could to help them or just let them know she was thinking of them. She was a very proud grandma.

Surviving are her three children: Gloria Colton, of Shinglehouse, Mark Williams of Canton, and LaVonna (Hank) Jenkins of Pompton Plains, New Jersey; seven grandchildren: Michelle (Patrick) Claudio of Jacksonville, Florida, Michael (Angie) Colton II of Shinglehouse, Natasha Bonnell, Rhonda Williams (Bryan Graham) of Canton, Austin Jenkins of Pompton Plains, New Jersey, and TJ Williams and Steven (Heidi) Williams of Canton; stepchildren: Nancy (Barry) Grove of Montoursville, Mark (LuAnn) Wilcox of Wheelerville, Bradley Wilcox of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, and Brenda (Alan) Hartford of Alba. Eighteen great-grandchildren and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren also survive.

Leora was predeceased by her beloved son, Curtis Williams in 2001. There will be no viewing or funeral services. The family will announce details of a memorial service to be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton. Donations may be made in Leora’s name to Mooseheart at Moose Charities, Inc., 155 S. International Drive, Mooseheart, IL or to Bradford County Humane Society, US Route 220, Ulster, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 1/2018

 

STANLEY JAMES (STUB) ELLIS, 61, of Waverly passed away Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born Oct. 19, 1947 in Sayre, the son of Helen M. Simonds and the late Stanley John Ellis and beloved husband of Rosa Ann (Howe) Ellis. His sister Veronica Conrad also predeceased Stanley. Stanley was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Milltown American Legion Post. Stanley worked as a truck driver and mechanic for Simonds and Sons. He is best known for his work at Shade Tree Mechanic. He was an avid NASCAR fan and his favorite driver was Carl Edwards. He is survived by his wife Rosa Ann (Howe) Ellis at home; his mother Helen M. (Simonds) Ellis; his son James C. (Shelly Trollman) Ellis of Waverly; his daughters Rosalynn (Harmon, Jr.) Dudash of Athens, Cristie M. Ellis and Mistie A. Ellis, of Waverly; his granddaughter Aleah G. Dudash; brother Gary D. Ellis of Waverly; sisters Bonnie Griffith of Waverly and Christine Young of Athens; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 18 at noon at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly. Pastor J. Steven Reynolds will officiate. Family and friends are invited to call on the family at the funeral home from 10 a.m. to noon Friday. Internment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly. Those wishing may direct memorial donations in Stanley’s name to the Milltown American Legion Post. –Sayre Morning Times 3/182018

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ELLSWORTH –SANDRA L. ‘SANDY’ HARTFORD, 75, of Canton, PA passed away Thursday evening, January 4, 2018 at the Bradford County Manor. Sandra Lee Ellsworth was born in Elmira, NY February 11, 1942.  A daughter of the late Clyde and Dorothy (Baxter) Ellsworth. Sandy attended Troy Area High School and in earlier years was employed by Paper Magic in Troy. She married Earl Hartford on September 2, 1958, sharing 52 years of marriage until his passing. In addition to the welfare of her home and family, Sandy especially loved time spent with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed spending the winters with Earl in Fort Mead, Fla.  Sandy was well-known for being an avid bingo and card player. Surviving are her son and fiancée; Randy Hartford (Laura Castle) of Elmira, NY, a daughter and son-in-law; Deborah (Robert) Smith of Canton, nine grandchildren; Justin Smith, Lakara Jackson, Justice Hurlburt Hartford, Tyrone Hartford, Joshua, Jade, Kevin, Andrew and Jacob Smith, three great grandchildren, Lariyah Jackson, Jakobi and Braxton Smith, dear friends, Phyllis Hibbs of Michigan, Susan Stull and Edna Byler both of Canton, numerous nieces nephews and cousins. A service to celebrate Sandy’s life will be held at a later date. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial in Sandra L. Hartford’s memory to the Green Free Library, 38 N. Center St., Canton, PA. The Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility is assisting the family with arrangements. –Funeral home obit

 

HAROLD D. ELY, 99, of Montrose, PA passed away, Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Gracious Living Estates Personal Care Home, Montrose, PA.  Born September 30, 1918 in Brooklyn, PA, he was the son of the late Elwin B. and Agnes [Dutcher] Ely.  He was predeceased by his wife Frances [Price] Ely in 2016.
Harold graduated from Brooklyn High School in 1936 and then attended Dallas Aviation School in Dallas, Texas. In June 1940 he married Frances Price. During World War II he worked at the Curtis-Wright Aircraft Plant in Buffalo, NY. He and Frances returned to Susquehanna County and purchased a 160 acre farm at Heart Lake.  Starting with a single cow that first year, the herd grew to 125 and the farm grew to 247 acres (plus an additional 250 acres rented) by the time he retired in 1982. During those years Harold’s involvement in community and farming organizations grew as well.  He was a Director of Dairylea Cooperative for seventeen years.  He served in leadership roles in the Pa. Association of Farmer Cooperatives, Farm Bureau, and Council of Farm Organizations, just to name a few.  He worked closely with the Susquehanna Co Extension Service, served 25 years with the Farm/City Feast Committee, was Master of the New Milford Grange and was a life-long volunteer and supporter of the Harford Fair. 
He was president of the Montrose Rotary Club, was a Trustee at the Montrose United Methodist Church and served on the Board of Endless Mountains Health Systems.  At the age of 92, he spearheaded the 1960 – 2010 History of Susquehanna County, a companion book to the Sesquicentennial History of the County.
Harold was known for his caring, helpful spirit.  While on the farm he plowed neighborhood driveways every winter, pulled cars out of the mud and provided hay rides for the Heart Lake Association and Methodist Church youth groups.  He and Frances hosted numerous exchange students and welcomed foster grand-children as family. He took great pleasure in delighting children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, by providing them with rides to the feed mill in the back of the truck, hanging swings in the highest trees and gassing up the ATVs and lawn tractor for their adventures on the farm.    In his retirement years, he enjoyed changing old lawn chairs into macramé masterpieces.  In just the two years he lived at Gracious Living he re-created nearly 50 chairs!  As the last surviving family member of his generation, he enjoyed the special role he had in the lives of numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, etc.   He touched the lives of many, and he will be sorely missed. Survivors include sons & daughters-in-law, Gerald & Carol Ely of Montrose, PA, Dwight & Laura Ely of Scarborough, ME, daughters & son-in-law, Carol Winkleblech of Montrose, PA, Elaine Ely of Quakertown, PA, Annette[ George Richmond] Waldie of Elkhorn, NB, 13 Grandchildren & Their Spouses, David & Pam Ely, Christina Ely, Susan Ely, Benjamin & Lindsay Ely, Charles & Aimee Ely,, Jason Winkleblech, Meggan [Rodney Wheeler] McGuire, Michael & Sharon Dickinson, Kate Dickinson, Elysa & Brian Dalbow, Weston Carpenter, Kyla Carpenter, Stephen & Casey Waldie, 18 Great Grandchildren, numerous nieces & nephews. In addtion to his wife and parents, a son-in-law, Merle Windleblech predeceased him in 2016. Services: 11:00 am Saturday, April 7th  at Montrose United Methodist Church, Montrose, PA. Visitation: 6:00-8:00 PM on Friday, April 6th  at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose, PA and on Saturday from 10: AM until time of service at the church. Instead of flowers: memorial contributions may be made to Endless Mountains Health Systems  100 Hospital Drive, Montrose, PA or the Susquehanna County Library 458 High School Road, Montrose, PA. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

LEO E. ENNIS, 90, of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 at Geisinger Medical Center. He was born on Oct. 10, 1927, at home in Standing Stone, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Burton Gordon and Charlotte Cole Ennis. Leo graduated from Towanda High School in 1946. He was a member of the Towanda High School baseball team where he held a batting average of 498. During his junior and senior years, his team was undefeated. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II from September 1946 to February 1948 with the 351st Infantry Regiment in Italy. He was employed by North Penn Power in 1948 which was later known as Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec). He was employed by Penelec in Towanda for 20 years in the accounting department, as a meter reader/collector and in the sales department. In 1968, Penelec promoted him to district manager and he was transferred to Tunkhannock Pennsylvania, where he worked 20 more years, retiring in 1988. After his retirement he worked as a part-time salesman for Sherwood Chevrolet in Tunkhannock. In recent years, he worked part-time as a driver for Sunbury Motors in Sunbury, Pennsylvania. Leo thoroughly enjoyed volunteering as a Little League coach in Towanda for many years. Leo was well known as an avid New York Yankees fan, and especially for his warm smile and friendly nature. He was very proud of all of the accomplishments of his children, whom he adored. He was a faithful and devoted husband for 64 years to the love of his life, Constance Robbins Ennis, who preceded him in death on March 29, 2010. They were married on Oct. 19, 1946. Leo was a devoted father to his five children who survive him, Dr. Len E. Ennis and his wife Cecelia of Timonium, Maryland, Jon Robin Ennis and his wife Julie of St. Cloud, Florida, Conaley J. Visneski and her husband Gary of Shamokin Dam, Pennsylvania, Jeremy E. Ennis of Naples, Florida and Angelique M. Heigle and her husband Dick of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was the last of his immediate family, being preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters. Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services to be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, 601 North High St., Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, with George Vacca, a valued personal friend of the family, officiating. Friends will be received from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, Pennsylvania, where full military rites will be accorded. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Southland Christian School, 2440 Fortune Road, Kissimmee, FL. Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc., 42 West Mahoning St., Danville, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 3/1/2018

 

RONNIE K. “CANNONBALL” ENNIS, 58, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA on July 22, 2017 following a brief illness. Ronnie was born on August 4, 1958 in Waverly, NY, the son of the late Joseph and Shirley (Miller) Ennis. Ronnie was employed for years with the Iroquois Foundry in Waverly, prior to his health preventing him from working. He was a Veteran of the US Army. His real love was spending time with his family and friends, whether it was holiday meals, picnics, or just hanging out together. He was well known for his practical jokes and teasing all those around him relentlessly. He was a man that would do anything for anyone, at any time, no matter the circumstances. He loved tending to his vegetable garden and his yard, and helping any of his neighbors that needed assistance with theirs. He was an avid NASCAR fan and his favorite drivers were the Earnhardt’s. He enjoyed watching football, Star Trek, and Mash, but most of all he loved channel surfing when his grandchildren would get interested in a show. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Because his grandson was involved in Boy Scouts, Ronnie took an interest and became a part of helping wherever he could. Ronnie was a member of the JE Wheelock Hose Company, Sayre, PA. Ronnie is predeceased by his brothers, Anthony and Michael Ennis, sister Sharma Jean Ennis, and father-in-law, Bernard “Bernie” Evans. Ronnie is survived by his beloved wife of 28 years, Debra Evans Ennis at home, children, Jessica Evans and Christopher House of Sayre, PA, Mitchell Evans and Theresa Talada of Athens, PA, grandchildren, Jazmin, Dylan, Noah, Abregella, Jayden, and Jeremiah. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Diane Ennis, sisters, Cathy Robinson and Loribeth Porter, brother Timm Ennis, mother-in-law Emma Evans of Athens, PA, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Bonnie and Brian Wood of Athens, Pa, brothers-in-law, Mike Evans of Athens, PA and Jimmy Evans of Athens, PA, aunt and uncle, Helen and Jim McCloe of Waverly, NY, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins, and many, many close friends. He will be missed by all those who knew and loved him. Friends and family may call on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 from 4pm-6pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at the funeral home at 6pm with the Rev. Linda Rogers officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Ronnie’s memory to: Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA to help offset the cost of the funeral expenses. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

EVANS –LILLIAN A. KILBOURNE, 93, of Wellsboro, PA, passed away at home July 23, 2017. She was born June 25, 1924, in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of H. Kenneth & Millie Learn Evans. Lillian was employed as a bookkeeper by Tioga County, retiring in 1986. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and a Past Worthy Matron in the Order of the Eastern Star. Lillian was an accomplished seamstress, quilter, & needlework artist, but her greatest passion was spending time with her children and their families. She especially enjoyed creating family gifts that are treasured heirlooms. In addition, family and friends always enjoyed receiving a loaf of her home-made bread. Lillian is survived by a son & daughter-in-law, Gerald & Norma Mosso of Deming, NM; 2 daughters & sons-in-law, Toni & Walt Grabowski of Wellsboro, PA and Roxanna & Scott Smith of State College, PA; a stepson & daughter-in-law, James & Clara Kilbourne of Sayre, PA; 2 stepdaughters, Jo Kilbourne of Nashua, NH and Jane Kilbourne of Highland, CA; a brother & sister-in-law, Harland & Beverly Evans of Millerton, PA; 8 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by husbands Ward Mosso, Walter Smith, & John Kilbourne; her daughter, Jill Smith; and siblings, Evelyn Husted, Harold Evans, & Marilyn Graham. Friends are invited to a memorial service for Lillian to be held Friday, July 28, 2017, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Wellsboro at 11:00 AM, with Mother Janis Yskamp officiating. A service of Carleton Funeral Home, Wellsboro, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/25/2017

 

FANNING –SUSAN CLEVELAND, age 55, of Wellsboro, PA, passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 18, 1963 in Bethesda, MD, a daughter of Graydon and Edith (Mershimer) Fanning. Susan worked as an office assistant at the Penn Wells Hotel in Wellsboro. She attended the Niles Valley Methodist Church and was an avid reader who enjoyed her job, her dogs, gardening, spending time with family, attending events for the children and family reunions. Susan is survived by her husband Robert "Bob" Cleveland, two sons: Garrett of Victor, NY, Dylan of Clarion, PA, a daughter, Crystal Nestor of Greensburg, PA and her son Julian; siblings James (June) Fanning of Painted Post, NY, Robert Fanning of Tampa, FL, Rhonda Lacuzzo of Fort Collins, CO and David (Carol) Fanning of Fort Collins, CO. Nephew Chris and Paula Fanning and family; Niece Erin (Andy) Hughson and family. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Niles Valley United Methodist Church, 10991 Route 287 North, Wellsboro, PA. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. at the church with Pastor Kristi Webster officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Care Sanctuary, 11765 US 6, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral services are under the direction of Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. –Funeral home obit

 

PATRICK ROBERT FARRELL, age 73, of Loganton, PA, passed away on February 12, 2018 at Williamsport Hospital. He was born on March 16, 1944 in Charleston, SC, a son of Robert Farrell and Margery (Mix) Hitchcock. Patrick was a Fisheries Biologist for Lamar Fish Hatchery. He enjoyed bird watching, model trains, giving the Amish rides, fishing, hunting, tools, and helping his friends with butchery. Patrick was a US Veteran having served in the Navy. He is survived by two daughters, Heather Farrell of Mansfield, PA, Erin McCormick of Covington, PA; five grandchildren, Kaitlin, Brendan, Kendelle, Ashley, Calleigh; a brother, James (Susan) Farrell of Wellsboro, PA; two step brothers, Wendell (Kay) Hitchcock of Texas, Thomas (Francesca) Hitchcock of New York; a sister, Kathleen (Michael) Irey of Bloomsburg, PA; a step sister, Nancy (Bob) Thomas of Mainesburg, PA. Family friends are invited to call on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 4PM to 6PM at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A funeral service will immediately follow at 6PM with Rev. Brian Reid officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E 3rd St, Williamsport, PA. –Funeral home obit

 

WAYNE DAVID FASSETT II, age 40, of Laceyville, PA, passed away Thursday night, July 27, 2017 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA Wayne was born on August 10, 1976 in Towanda, PA the son of Wayne David Fassett, who passed away on March 13, 1998 and Donna Fassett. He attended Wyalusing Valley High School. Wayne liked to collect dragon statues and knives. He was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan. Wayne enjoyed playing his PlayStation as well, and he also liked going out to shop and interact with his mom. Wayne would walk to Bluhm’s in Laceyville everyday. He loved his two dogs Bones and Skettios. Wayne is survived by his son Alex Michael Fassett (Hannah Lane) of Laceyville, PA; mother Donna Fassett of Laceyville, PA; sister Tammy Fassett of Laceyville, PA; nephew Jacob Fassett (Nicole Wagnecz) of Laceyville, PA; niece Catlyn Campbell of Laceyville, PA; and very close cousin David Hammond of Shickshinny, PA. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Besides his father, Wayne was preceded in death by an infant sister Carrie Lynn, who passed away on September 26, 1972. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Laceyville Volunteer Fire Company, PO Box 207, Laceyville, PA. Arrangements were entrusted with Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main Street, Laceyville, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 7/31/2017

 

JOHN GRANT FIELD JR. of Glenolden passed away on Nov. 11, 2017, at the age of 76. JG was a big man with a big heart. He came from a large family and had many friends who all loved him for his kindness and his genuine qualities. An avid hunter, fisherman and wildlife enthusiast, he enjoyed spending time outdoors and laughing with family and friends. He also enjoyed spending time on his boat during the many annual family vacations in Stone Harbor, New Jersey. A mechanic, machinist and maintenance supervisor by trade, there wasn’t much that JG couldn’t fix with a set of tools. Since retiring from General Chemical in 2001, JG spent the warmer months at his mountain retreat in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, and headed south to central Florida during the winter. Pop Pop JG loved his family more than anything. He especially loved his grandkids, who he adored and bragged about whenever he got the chance. He will truly be missed by all who loved him. JG was the husband of the late Cheryl (nee Turck); father of John G. III (Debbie), Joseph C. (Meredith), Megan E. Malesky (Rick); grandfather of John Ryan, Chloe Joy, Carly Christina, Grant Philip and Ava Juliet; brother of Anne Pounds, Linda Steward, Dan Fech and Nancy Spanier. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing to be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday in the Frank C. Videon Funeral Home, Sproul and Lawrence roads, Broomall. They may also call from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday in the funeral home, followed by his funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill. –Towanda Daily Review 11/16/2017

 

FIELD –MICHELLE RENEE FIELD ALLEN, 48, of 250 Weston Road, Monroe Township, Monroeton, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully Saturday evening, Nov. 25, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family, following a courageous battle with cancer. Michelle was born on Nov. 21, 1969, in Towanda, the daughter of Stanley M. Field Jr. and Martha Taylor Field. She was a graduate of Towanda Area High School Class of 1988 and continued her education at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, where she received her associate’s degree in restaurant hotel management in 1990. Michelle was employed by the Bradford County Manor for two years and later served as nutrition coordinator for Bradford County Child Care Information Services until the time of her passing. She was a member of the Monroeton Gun Club. Michelle loved time spent with her daughters and granddaughter, Braylee, cooking and having Sunday dinners with her family. She enjoyed the outdoors, camping, going for mountain rides and attending NASCAR races. Her family includes her husband of 22 years, Paul “Butch” Allen Jr., to whom she was married on April 13, 1995, at the First United Methodist Church in Towanda; daughters, Brook L. Allen, Katelynn M. Allen and Sierra C. Allen; and granddaughter, Braylee Mae Allen, all of Monroe Township; father and mother, Stanley M. “Bucky” Field Jr. and Martha Taylor Field of Towanda; sister and brother-in-law, Luanne H. and Blake Nolan of Sayre; brother and sister-in-law, Nathan T. and Charity L. Field of Sayre; nephew, Mason Keeler; nieces, Rylee Keeler, Taylor Field and Sydney Field; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Fran and John Flannigan of Towanda Township; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Paul and Beth Allen of Monroe Township; sister-in-law, Misty Allen of Florida; several additional nieces and nephews; and a special family member, Isabella Gordon. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, followed by a memorial service at 8 p.m., at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, PA with Pastor David Hoeflein officiating. The family suggests that contributions be directed to the Bradford County Children and Youth Services Christmas for Children Program, 220 Main St., Unit 1, Towanda, PA in Michelle’s memory. –Funeral home obit

 

LEONARD SHERWOOD “BUTCH” FIELDS, 71, of Canton, PA, formerly of Lebanon County, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018 at his home. Leonard Sherwood “Butch” Fields was born December 15, 1946 in Newport News, VA.  He was a son of the late Bobby Mann Fields and Frances Mae (Kelley) Fields.   After graduating from Hampton High School in 1966, Butch served our country with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.  An electrician by trade, Butch also raised rabbits.  He enjoyed gardening and building model airplanes.  He was a member of Canton’s American Legion Post 303. Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Carrie and Scott Vietzen of Canton, four grandchildren, a sister, Linda (Bill) Searls of Virginia, several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by two siblings, Edward A. Fields and Janice Reich. Private services will be held at a later date.  Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility is assisting the family with arrangements. –Pepper Funeral Home obit

 

FINNERTY –SHIRLEY A. MIX, 82, of Canton, PA passed away at home on Monday morning, March 5, 2018. Shirley Ann Finnerty was born February 10, 1936 in Bradford County, a daughter of the late James and Elizabeth (Isabelle) Finnerty.  She was a member of Troy High School’s graduating class of 1954 and was their Homecoming Queen and a cheerleader.  Shirley possessed a strong work ethic and enjoyed being busy with a new interest or a project all her life. She was employed at Troy’s American Silk Company for over 30 years and later enjoyed her work as a caregiver at Futures Community Support Services and as a home health aide.  Shirley was a semi pro bowler.  She was honored and inducted into Troy’s Terrace Lanes Bowling Hall of Fame and enjoyed traveling to many events.  Shirley also especially enjoyed lunch with her dearest friend, Jeannie Duart; trips to Tioga Downs Casino and playing Euchre and Thirteen card games with family and friends.  In earlier years she attended the Troy Presbyterian Church. Surviving is her husband, Ronald, three children; Terry Robson Jarocki (Tom) of Mount Pleasant, SC, James Robson (Cecy) of Waxhaw, NC and Robin Mix Cummings of Canton, five stepchildren; Cathy McCarty of Shunk, Cindy Wheeler of Mainsburg, Carol (Jeff) Deitrick of New Cumberland, Chris (John) Lee of Roaring Branch and Connie (Bob) Zagman of New Cumberland, 11 grandchildren; Ryan and Laney Crofut, Kyle and MacKenzi Jarocki, Lily, Logan and Maggie Robson, Jody (Andy) Tice, Jason Robson, Tim (Haley) Robson and Kevin (Vicki) Robson, several step-grandchildren and many great grandchildren, a brother and sister-in-law; James (Mary) Finnerty Jr. of Montana and Sharon Finnerty of Col X Rds., many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Also her beloved cats, Lucky and Chantal. Shirley was predeceased by her son, Bradley Robson and a brother, Richard Finnerty. Calling hours are 11 – 1 p.m. Friday, Mar. 9, at Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Dr. in Canton.  Her grandson, Pastor Tim Robson, will officiate a memorial service to celebrate Shirley’s life at 1 p.m.  Burial will be private at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, consider a donation in Shirley’s memory to Terrace Lanes, 195 Weigester St. Troy, PA. –Canton Independent-Sentinel 3/8/2018

 

FIOCCA –SHIRLEY NORCONK, age 91, of Wilmot, Pennsylvania, passed away on Monday, June 4, 2018, at her home with her loving family at her side. Shirley was born Nov. 8, 1926, in Lopez, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Ernest and Lila Mae Steafather Fiocca. She graduated from the Dushore High School a member of the class of 1944 and was a music major at Mansfield University.
She married Raymond Norconk of Wilmot, on Dec. 23, 1944. They celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary before Ray’s passing on Sept. 11, 2013. In her younger years, she worked for Bill and Lucy Sick at their Ben Franklin Store in Dushore, Pennsylvania. She also worked for Dr. Karl Peterson in Wyalusing, Pennsylvania. Shirley was a key partner in the success of the family farm in Wilmot Township.
She also served on the American Field Service Selection Committee for the Wyalusing School District and hosted an AFS student, Louise Wolzak Tjoonk, of the Netherlands. Known for her musical talent, she sang and played for many functions over her lifetime, which included being the organist at St. John’s Lutheran Chapel. She was an active member of the Dushore Music Club for over 70 years. She was a loving spouse, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her greatest love of all was her family. Surviving are her son, Gary R. (Sharon) Norconk of Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania; daughter: Linda Kisner of New Albany, Pennsylvania; four grandchildren, Tammy (Bruce) Stough, Kelly Kisner, Timothy (Jennifer) Norconk and Shaun Norconk; eight great-grandchildren, Alexandra (Aaron) Bowersox, Megan and Ryan Stough, Teagan, Emmyrson, Finley, Jackson and Noah Norconk; sister-in-law, Kathryn Slawta of Vestal Center, New York and numerous nieces and nephews. Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Norconk; brother and sister-in-law, Duane “Skip” Elizabeth Fiocca; sisters-in-law, Arlene (Lewis) Neuber, Marian (Douglas) Blemle, and Rachel (Paul) Miller; and a brother-in-law, Charles Slawta. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2018, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pennsylvania, and followed by a service at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Chapel, Wilmot, Pennsylvania, with the Rev. Phyllis A. Pelletier, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Norconk Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review 6/5/2018

 

TIMOTHY WAYNE FISHER, 44, of LeRaysville, Pennsylvania, passed away Wednesday evening, Sept. 20, 2017, at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital. Tim was born on May 10, 1973, in Montrose, the son of Robert and Joanne Williams Fisher. Tim was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School Class of 1991 and at the age of 19 years began his career with Ferrario Chevrolet in Wysox where he continued and served as finance manager at the time of his passing. Tim was a member of Leray Lodge No. 471 F. & A.M. Tim possessed great love for his family and will be remembered for his great sense of humor always sharing jokes with family and friends. Tim loved life, understanding and working with people and doing his best to meet their needs. His life interests were endless, as he was always adjusting, building, nurturing and improving everything. Tim especially enjoyed grilling, perfecting his steaks just right, attending flea markets and auctions, music, and playing guitar. Tim's sudden and unexpected passing comes as a great shock to all who knew him. He will be deeply missed. He is survived by his life companion, Patricia L. Pruyne; children, Kyle Fisher of LeRaysville, Abbie Fisher of Wyalusing, Felicity Laboy, Kira Pruyne and William Stefanik all of LeRaysville; father, Robert Fisher of Redondo Beach, California; siblings, Lorie Bilhorn and husband Jeffrey of Laguna Niguel, California, Shawne Fisher and wife Candice of Mayport, James Heft and wife Jamie of Glenville, New York, Kevin Heft and wife Heather of Sandy Creek, New York; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Tim was predeceased by his mother, Joanne Williams Fisher on Nov. 23, 2007. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, PA 18848. A Masonic funeral service will be held at 7:45 p.m. Friday at the funeral home followed by a memorial service at 8 p.m. with Pastor Don Paul officiating. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Northeast Bradford Education Foundation, 526 Panther Lane, P.O. Box 94, Rome, PA in Timothy Wayne Fisher's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 9/25/2017

 

WALT FISK SR. married Rita Robinson on Aug. 11, 1956, and this was the beginning of a love story that lasted over 61 years. Walt entered Heaven on June 3, 2018, and it was only three days later when Rita reunited with him on June 6, 2018. Walt was born on June 9, 1937, to Bradley and Florence Fisk of Wyalusing. He graduated from Wyalusing High School and joined the U.S. Navy in 1955. When he returned home, he worked in the Tool Room at Ingersoll Rand in Athens, Pa., where his hard work ethic earned him the position of foreman. Even after his retirement from the IR, Walt loved to stay busy, backpacking, hunting and fishing with his son and grandsons. He also loved helping out at the Drake Farm in Litchfield. He is predeceased by his parents, brother Doug Fisk, and son-in-law, Mike Kiefer. He is survived by his loving sisters, Shirley (and Ron) Poletto, and Sharon Cavallo. Walt learned a love of the outdoors and hunting from his father. He boasted several trophy elk, mule deer, and caribou. He was an accomplished carpenter and enjoyed building houses with his son, Walt Jr., in the Valley and the Wyalusing area. He loved telling stories about his family, hunting, and fishing. He loved horses and raised and showed his own with his granddaughter, Shannon. Rita was born on Aug. 6, 1937 to Earl and Lillian Robinson of Athens. She graduated from Athens High School and was an accomplished athlete. Rita became the first female car salesperson in the Valley. She retired from Citizens & Northern Bank as vice president of Loan Operations and was an active member of the Business and Professional Women's organization in the Valley. She is predeceased by her parents, her beloved brother, Danny Robinson, and her sister, Joyce Cox. Rita is survived by her loving sisters, Rose (and the late Chuck) Ellis and Judy (and David C.) Wilkerson, along with her sister-in-law, Cathy Robinson. Rita was the navigator on their travels and made sure that they reached their destinations. She also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the countryside. She loved correcting Walt's stories about their family, hunting, and fishing. Rita was an avid New York Yankees fan, and the greatest fan of Derek Jeter. She loved to listen to Patsy Cline music. As a grandmother, Rita showered her grandchildren and great-grandchildren with unconditional love and affection. Walt and Rita are loving and devoted parents of Jody (and the late Mike Kiefer), and Walt (and Kathy) Fisk Jr. They are the loving grandparents of Jody's children, Shannon Richer, Samantha Kiefer, and Mikey (and Caroline) Kiefer, all of Syracuse. They are the proud grandparents of Walt Jr.'s sons, Josh Fisk of Wyalusing, Pa., and Matt (and Tonette) Fisk of Boone, N.C. Walt and Rita loved their great-grandchildren dearly: Leah, Noah, and Eva Joy Fisk, Forrest Walter Fisk, Ian Richer, Dax, Brax, and Jax Kiefer. These children were the lights of their lives and could always expect a musical card for their birthdays from Grammy and Papa. Walt and Rita have many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. Most recently, they spoke often about the wonderful memories they had with these family members. Walt and Rita were always together. They were avid wrestling fans, starting with Walt Jr.'s high school and college matches, continuing with Josh's and Matt's elementary, high school, and college wrestling careers. They were diehard Wyalusing Ram Wrestling fans, traveling everywhere in green and gold. They loved New York Yankees baseball, Fox News, the History Channel, and hunting and fishing shows. They were true patriots and taught their family love of God and country. Both Walt and Rita loved hunting, fishing, and playing cards. They enjoyed family trips to Canada and Cape Cod over the years. They loved going out to eat with family and friends. Their greatest love was their family, but their love for one another was unparalleled. In life, and in death, they are an inspirational love story, and we are blessed to know that they are now in the arms of Jesus. A celebration of life and memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Athens Wesleyan Church, 3903 Wilawana Road, Sayre, Pa. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to either of Walt and Rita's most-loved charities: Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org) or Shriners Hospitals for Children (www.lovetotherescue.org). –Sayre Morning Times 6/13/2018

 

FISKE -(MARY) AILEEN LEARN, age 90, of Spring Hill, PA, passed away on Thursday evening, March 22, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family and friends. Aileen was born in Sayre on November 11, 1927, the daughter of the late Clyde and Alice Lyke Fiske. Growing up on Spring Hill, she graduated from Camptown High School with the Class of 1945. Aileen was the wife of William “Bill” Learn. The couple was married on June 9, 1945 and had 58 loving years together, most of it on the Learn family farm, on Spring Hill. Aileen was a hard working farmer, housewife and homemaker while raising her three daughters, Vicki, Marion, and Lucy. Aileen was very involved in the Spring Hill Community. She helped with many dinners, luncheons, and functions at the Spring Hill Community Hall as a member of the UMW, (“ not the United Mine Workers”). She was involved with the election borad since she could vote when she was 18, and an active member of the Grange for over 70 years. She was proud of the 95 pints of donated blood.(* Just ONE pint short of 12 gallons!”) Aileen is survived by her daughters Vivian “Vicki” Vannan, Marion Kaye Jenkins, and Lucile “Lucy” (Dick) Forth all of Sprig Hill, PA; also surviving are her grandchildren Jeanette Vannan; Timothy (Jen) Jenkins; Trevor (Katy Tremblay) Jenkins; Burke Jenkins; Megan Jenkins; Thomas Robinson; and Amy (Corey) Miller; and great-grandchildren, Ryder, Evelyn, Sophia, Abigail, Felicity, and Destiny. Aileen is also survived by her brother Louis (Jeanne) Fiske of Spring Hill; sister, Pat (Wayne) Parsons of Wilmot, PA; brother-in-law, Frank Carr, of Wilmot, PA and several nieces and nephews that Aileen was very proud. Besides her husband, who passed away December 6, 2003 and her parents, she was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Paul Jenkins, who passed away on February 23, 2005; her sisters, Marilyn Carr, who passed away on June 23, 2016; Janice Benscoter, who passed away on October 30, 2012 and brother in law, Neil Benscoter, who passed away on May 22, 1993.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in Aileen’s name to either the Spring Hill United Methodist Church, PO Box 155, Wyalusing, PA or the library of the donor’s choice. Arrangements were entrusted with Sheldon Funeral Home, 459 Main Street, Laceyville, PA. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. A celebration of Aileen’s life will be held at the Spring Hill Community Hall at a date to be announced. Burial in Lacey Street Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review 3/24/2018

 

PASTOR DAVID G. FLEMING SR., 79, of Chemung, NY went home to be with Jesus, his Lord and Savior on June 22, 2018. He planted and pastored churches over 33 years from New York to Kentucky, including In His Presence Ministries in Elmira. He was a lifelong dairy farmer, contractor, and former Cortland County Supervisor. He was born March 12, 1939 to Mary Bridget Corr and James B. Fleming in Marathon, NY. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, James and Joseph; and sisters, Kathleen and Dorothy; grandson, Daniel; and parents-in-law, Robert and Margaret Corning. He is survived by brothers, Robert (Bridget) and Stephen (Joan); and sisters, Eileen (Robert) and Joan; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his wife of 57 years, Dorothy “Dottie” Corning Fleming; and children David (Dana), Teresa Ringo, Kathleen (Ted), Eileen (James) Van Riper, Nancy (Keith) Wells, Joseph (Holly), Peter (Kayla), and Timothy (Rosa). Grandchildren, Brett (Megan), Bridget, Ethan, Eli, Alison (Daniel), Philip, Levi, Spencer, Michael, Nicholas, Keith, Jr., Katherine, Adalya, Liam, Magnolia, Elizabeth, and Julia. Great-grandchildren Sean, Reagan, Lucy, Declan and Kody. All are welcome for a Memorial Service Tuesday evening, June 26, 2018 at 6:30 pm at In His Presence Ministries, 1155 Richard Street, Elmira, NY. The family is being assisted by Blauvelt Funeral Home, Waverly, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to In His Presence Ministries. –Funeral home obit

 

EARL ROBERT FLEMING, Father, Husband, and Friend age 93 of Elmira, NY, went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 in the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Earl, Bob, to his long time friends, was born December 17, 1923 in Elmira Heights, NY to the late Earl Edward Fleming and Cora Mae Shoemaker. He was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Ruth Brown Fleming, and his sister, Lenore Conklin. He is survived by daughters, Susan (Daniel) Smith Tripp of Elmira, Joyce Winton (Roy E. Reed) of Elmira, and Barbara (David) Lord of Horseheads; grandchildren, Shane G. (Stephanie) Smith of Denver, CO; Meara Smith of Corning, NY; Erinn (Yuri) Charlanow of Pine City, NY; Roger (Nicole) Winton of Elmira; Connie (Richard) LaVere of Elmira; Mary (Shaun) Swarthout of Elmira; Carrie (Matthew) Spencer of Erin, NY; and Robert (Amanda) Lord of Elmira, NY; 15 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Doris "Betsy" Knight of Bradford, PA; and several nieces and nephews along with his special friend, Donna Sams. Earl was a hard worker, sometimes working 3 jobs at a time to provide for his family. He was employed by the City of Elmira for many years. Earl was also an amateur radio operator (K2HNL) and enjoyed providing communication for local events and also provided communication during the flood of 1972. The family would like to thank Chris Holmes for the care and friendship she has provided to him, and Charles Spence and his family for their friendship and love. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. with funeral services immediately following at 7:00 pm. Rev. Justin Coffin will officiate. Memorial donations may be made to your charity of choice in Earl's name. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/17/2017

 

JOHN J. FLYNN SR, 76, of Montrose, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 14, 2018, at his home. He was born on December 24, 1941, to the late Ambrose J. and Rita (Watson) Flynn. His wife of 57 years, Shirley A. (Hunsinger) Flynn, survives. Also surviving are his three sons and daughter-in-law, Mike and Cindy Flynn, Montrose, PA, John J. “Jack” Flynn, Jr., Montrose, PA, Martin Flynn, Montrose, PA, sister, Margaret Ann Jones and significant other Tom Silvestri, Endwell, NY, 8 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, aunts, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his four children, Gerald, Anthony, Joseph, and Jane Flynn. The family will have a private service in the springtime at St. John’s Cemetery, Flynn, PA. –Funeral home obit

 

FOLLMER –DEBRA J. BUCK, 64, of Hughesville, died Monday, October 16, 2017 at The Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport. Debra was the wife of Steven E. Buck, and were married on July 22, 1989 at her home in Duboistown. Born January 15, 1953, in Lock Haven, she is the daughter of the late Carl E. and Sally (Seese) Follmer. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the Grit Newspaper as a proofreader. Debra was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Hughesville. She enjoyed watching cooking and games shows on television. In her younger years, she enjoyed camping and traveling. Debra liked watching sports, especially her son Brandon play soccer, football, and basketball for the Hughesville Spartans. Debra enjoyed listening to her son Brandon about his many projects, especially his demolition cars and competitions that he participates throughout the area. Surviving are her husband Steven E. Buck; and a son, Brandon M. Buck of Hughesville. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 20 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with her pastor, Rev. Jane L. O'Borski officiating. Burial will be follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. Viewing will be one hour prior to the funeral on Friday at the funeral home. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

FORD –MRS. CHARLOTTE MARIE (FORD) BILLINGS, 89, of LeRaysville, Pennsylvania, was called to her heavenly home while surrounded by her family at her home in Camptown, on Sept. 4, 2017. Her love for the Lord and devotion to family will be the lasting trademarks of her life here on earth. Charlotte was born on March 21, 1928, in Wyalusing, a daughter of the late Herman A. and Zella Anna Conrad Ford. She attended the Stevensville grade school, and then the Camptown High School and Towanda High School. She graduated from the Allentown Bible Institute. She married Robert James Billings of Massena, New York, in June 1946. In 1947, Charlotte and Robert moved from Elmira, New York, to the island of Abaco in the British West Indies, where they served as missionaries for nearly a decade. After returning to the U.S., Charlotte was a loving helpmate to her husband as he pastored churches in Tennessee, Texas and Indiana, until his death in May 1995. Charlotte moved to LeRaysville in 1996 to live at her beloved homestead "Ford Street." She devoted her time to writing letters to friends and family, in which she shared her faith and told others about the love of Christ. She spent the final three years of her life in Camptown with family. Charlotte is survived by sons, Robert (Michelle) Billings of Venetia, Pennsylvania, and William Billings of Elmira; grandchildren, Bret (Angie) Billings of LeRaysville, Vanessa (Rafe) Seiler of Camptown, Valerie (Ryan) Howell of Mount Vernon, Indiana, Mark (Tracy) Billings of Pasadena, Maryland, Beth Webster of Lansdown, Virginia, Tony Billings of Alexandria, Virginia, and Tori Billings of Venetia; 13 great-grandchildren, two great-great-granddaughters, several loving nieces, nephews and cousins; and her devoted caregivers Maureen, Irene and Ethel. She was predeceased by brothers, Norman Ford, Calvin Ford and Erwin Ford; and sisters, Carmen Hight and Donna Ford. She was a member of the Orwell Bible Church. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at the Orwell Bible Church, 1749 Orwell Road, Rome, with Pastor Richard Vieldhouse and Pastor Ken Crain officiating. Interment will be in the Rushville Cemetery. Friends and family may call from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Saturday at the church. Charlotte's wishes are for each of us to be kind to our family members and neighbors, and always tell others about Christ. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 9/6/2017

 

ROBERT FORMAN SR., born on June 6, 1955, unexpectedly passed away on March 21, 2018.
Robert was born in Sayre, Pa., but lived most of his life in Reeders, Pa. He is the son of George Forman Sr. and the late Dorothy Forman. Robert loved camping and hunting, although he would rather be alone he did enjoy spending time with his family and friends. He also loved spending a lot of time with his canine friend Scooby. He loved spending time outside as well as reading; some of his favorite authors were Stephen King, James Patterson and Dean Koontz. Robert also enjoyed going to flea markets and working on cars. He did not care what others thought about how he was enjoying his life. Robert will be preceded in death by his mother Dorothy Forman and his uncles, John and Donald Hadlock. Robert is survived by his father, George Forman Sr., five brothers: George Forman Jr. of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Stephen Forman Sr of Athens, Pa., Donald Forman Sr. and wife Joan of Tampa, Fla., Kenneth Forman of Athens, Pa., Scott Forman of Las Vegas, Nevada and a sister Kim Boas and husband Sean of Long Pond, Pa. He is also survived by three sons Robert Forman Jr. and wife Denise of West Virginia, Donnie Joe Forman of West Virginia and Harley Clark. Also surviving are five grandchildren Taylor Scott, Tessa Leigh, Bre Reann, Gabby, and Izzy. In addition are six great-grandgrandchildren Wyatt Scott, Chance Lee, Carter Jo, Jayden Nicole, Zoey Grace and Victoria Jo. Also surviving are several nephews and nieces Jerry Smith, Terri Velazquez, Samantha Boas, Debra Forman, Stephen Forman Jr., Kenni Jo Roche, Kim Forman, Karen Forman, Donald Forman Jr and several great nephews and nieces. The funeral services will be held at a later date. –Sayre Morning Times 4/3/2018

 

DANIEL MICHAEL FORTNEY, age 66, of Orangeburg, SC, passed away at his home on April 17, 2018. He was born August 15, 1951, the son of Daniel and Madeline (Ferranti) Fortney. Daniel was an "over the road" truck driver who loved spending time with his family. His favorite things were cooking, barbecuing, and hunting. Daniel is survived by his wife, Rosemarie Rasodo; two daughters, Angela Han, Annette Fortney, both of Tampa, FL; sons, Daniel Fortney of Blossburg, PA and Brandon Fortney and step-son, Chris Rosado, both of Orangeburg, SC; brother, Raymond Haslett, Philippines; 7 sisters, Linda (Robert) Smith of Morris Run, P A, Karen Crum of Stoney Fork, PA, Nancy (James) Dawes of Trout Run, PA; Jeanette (Joseph) Witucki of Morris Run, PA; Vivian (John) Miller of Mt. Joy, PA, Susan Overpeck of Tioga, PA, Arloween Witucki of Blossburg, PA; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Daniel was preceded in death by brothers, Terry Fortney, Robert Fortney, and a sister, Sheila Smith. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life at the Hillside Rod and Gun Club, Blossburg PA on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. –Funeral home obit

 

JAMES R. “JIM” FOSTER, 54, of Hughesville, died Friday, August 25, 2017 at home. James was the husband of Julia L. (O’Connor) Foster and were married on July 24, 1987. Born June 27, 1963 in Williamsport, he is the son of Mary E. (William) West, of Montoursville, and the late Jack B. (Linda) Foster, Sr. James attended Loyalsock and Montoursville High Schools and was employed as a quality technician/supervisor at Andritz, Muncy. He loved automobiles and working on them, he enjoyed Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey, Penn State Football, fishing, hunting, especially turkey hunting. He cherished spending time with his family, including his grand-dogs, “Luna” and “Daisy”. Surviving in addition to his wife and mother, is a daughter: Chelsea R. Foster of Hughesville; three sisters, Robin L. Foster of Williamsport, Dolores "Jeanie" J. (James) Lisson of Hillsgrove, Jessica M. (Seth) Neitz of Montoursville; two brothers, Jack B. Foster, Jr. of Hughesville, and Roy A. Foster of Trout Run. Funeral services will be held 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 31 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, PA with Pastor Jerry Uppling officiating. Burial will be Pleasant Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Friends may call on Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in James' name to Mapleton Community Center, C/O Wolfgang Rast, 2270 Pine Tree Road, Hughesville, PA or to Susquehanna Home Health Hospice, C/O Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

MARK L. FOSTER, 37, of Canton, Pennsylvania, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Mark, or “Markie”, was born Oct. 18, 1980 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, a son of Mark Forster of Canton and the late Darlene Eppler Forster. He was a die-hard fan of the Philadelphia Eagles. He enjoyed NASCAR and his driver was Jimmy Johnson. Mark also followed professional wrestling. He was an avid collector, especially lava lamps and anything “Eagle Football.” He attended North Street Community Church in Canton. In addition to his father Mark, surviving is his brother, John Forster of Philadelphia; his grandmother, Beatrice Dillon of Albrightsville, Pennsylvania; a niece, Kayla Forster of Philadelphia; several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his mother, two uncles and an aunt. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to North Street Community Church, P.O. Box 43, Canton, PA. Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Drive, Canton is assisting with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 11/23/2017

 

MICHAEL LEE FOSTER SR., 64, of Pocono Lake passed away Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer. An interment service will be at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, Pennsylvania, with full military honors. Chaplain U.S. Army Col. (Ret.) Ron Miller will be officiating the service. The Dale Ranck Cremation and Funeral Care, 125 N. Front St., in Milton is in charge of arrangements. Born Aug. 31, 1953 in Bath, New York, Michael was the son of Harold J. and Phyllis M. (Teribury) Foster. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant and heavy equipment mechanic in the Army Engineer Corps. Staff Sergeant Foster was a drill sergeant at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He was twice awarded the Army Commendation Medal, and earned the Humanitarian Service Medal for his work in the Marshall Islands with the Enewetak Atoll Atomic Debris Cleanup. Since retiring from the service in 1992, Michael has worked as a tac officer for the NYMA. He was also the Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop No. 4049 in Troy. In addition to his parents, Harold and Phyllis Foster of East Smithfield, Michael is survived by his significant other Kathy L. Friend of Pocono Lake; two sons, Michael L. Foster Jr. and wife Brittany of Pittsburgh and Christopher L. Foster of Lebanon; granddaughter, Lilliana R. Foster; brother, David A. Foster of Waverly, New York and two sisters, Patty F. Childs of East Smithfield and Tammy L. Ostrander and husband Ron of Newfield, New York. He was preceded in death by brother-in-law, U.S. Army Major (Ret.) Craig S. Childs. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Michael Foster Jr., 8834 Broadway St., Westmoreland City, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 10/8/2017

 

FOSTER –SHIRLEY A. KEMP, age 70 of Elkland passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born September 14, 1946 in Middlebury Center, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Helen (Bartlett) Foster. Shirley retired from the Northern Tioga School District and enjoyed camping and trips to the casino. She is survived by her husband, John; her sons, Robert (Elisha) Kemp of Knoxville and David Kemp of Troupsburg; grandchildren, Paul, Cory, Jack and Connor; great-granddaughter, Willow, a brother, Donald (Crystal) Foster of Woodhull; three sisters, Janet (Harry) Hatch of Osceola, Donna (Lewis) Bloom of Knoxville, Molly Foster of Westfield, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Private family services will be held at their convenience. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc. Memorial donations may be made in Shirley’s honor to a charity of your choice. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

STANLEY KENNETH FOLK -  No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it...and only God knows why.....Our hearts were broken on Sunday, January 28, 2018 with the sudden and unexpected passing of our loving husband, dad, grandpa, brother and uncle Stanley Kenneth Folk, 71, of Windham Township, (Rome, Pa.) Stanley was born on June 5, 1946 in Waverly, N.Y., a son of the late Kenneth and Dorothea (French) Folk. He was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School class of 1964. For over 28 years, Stanley worked as a heavy equipment operator and supervisor for F.S. Lopke in Owego. He enjoyed hunting and country living on Osborn Hill. A pillar of strength, Stanley also was a "jack of all trades" and could find comfort in tinkering in his garage. His greatest treasure was being surrounded by his family. Stanley will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 45 years Audrey (Satterlee) Folk; his children: Annette (Brian) Thomas of N. Stonington, Conn.; Todd (Yvonne) Folk of Rome, Pa.; Leah (Robert) Wiggins of Elm City, N.C.; his special grandchildren: Stacy Fowle, Michael Aycock, Alan (Brittinee) Folk, Tyler Tayler, Caitlyn (Mikal) Thies, Joey Malcamas, Reid Thomas. His great-grandchildren: Willow Fowle, David Aycock, Colten Crotsley and Kadence Aycock. His brothers and sisters: Elmer (Mary) Folk of Fort Wayne, Ind.; Douglas (Lucille) Folk of Rome, Pa.; Janice Briggs of Nichols, N.Y.; Karen Hunsinger of Nichols. Audrey's extended family and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Stanley was predeceased by his parents Kenneth and Dorothea Folk. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A funeral service and celebration of his life will be held on Friday, Feb. 2 at 1 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel with Pastor Steven McElwain, officiating. Spring interment will be held in the Nichols Cemetery. –Sayre Morning Times 1/31/2018

FREEMAN –JEAN F. KERBEIN, age 79 of Elmira Heights, NY. She was born June 11, 1938 in Elmira, daughter of the late Russell and Marian (Ayers) Freeman and passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017 at home after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her brother, Paul Freeman and sister, Corky Craig. Jean is survived by her husband Frank, sons: David (Kathy) Rodabaugh of Tioga, PA, Jeffery A. Rodabaugh of FL and Gary (Dawn Blackwell) Rodabaugh of Tioga, PA; grandchildren Stacy (Chris) Crabtree, Heather (Anthony) Champion, Kayla and Jessica Rodabaugh, Lyndsey (Armando Bernal) Rodabaugh, Kyle (Karen) Rodabaugh, Zachary and Marissa Rodabaugh; 14 great grandchildren; step children Frank (Jennifer) Kerbein Jr. of Albany, NY, Michael (Cinda) Kerbein of Rome, PA and Patrick (Gina) Kerbein of Savannah, GA; step grandchildren Miles (Amanda) Kerbein, Alice (Isaac) Dow, Maeve Kerbein, Damon, Cameron and Olivia Kerbein; sisters: Pauline Kerbein of Elmira and Mary (Don) Smith of FL; 8 nephews; 6 nieces; 1 great nephew; 2 great nieces. Jean was a bartender at the Elmira Heights American Legion Post 154 for over 30 years. Family and friends are invited to her Celebration of Life on Sunday, July 23rd at 2 p.m. at the Elmira Heights American Legion Post 154, 236 Scottwood Ave., Elmira Heights. Frank thanks his daughter-in-law, Cinda for the wonderful care she provided Jean during her illness. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting her family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/22/2017

 

SCOTT M. FREEMAN, 55, of Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Odessa, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 27, 2018. He was born in Elmira, NY on December 17, 1962, the son of the late Frank D. and Pearl M. (Phillips) Freeman. He graduated from Horseheads High School and attended Corning Community College. Scott worked for States Farms Construction for 30 years. He is survived by his partner, Larry Metzger, of Fort Lauderdale, FL; daughter, Paige Freeman of Newfield; siblings, Diana (Ron) White of Belleview, FL, Doug (Loretta) Freeman of Lakeland, FL, Greg Freeman (Scott Schaff) of Elmira, and Lisa Freeman of Corning; special friend, Carl States of Odessa; and by many nieces, nephews and friends. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 11:00 am at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Odessa. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Laurel Hill Cemetery, 2572 Steam Mill Rd., Odessa, NY. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/7/2018

 

GORDON MILLER FRENCH, who performed key roles in America’s aviation industry, died on Thursday, May 3, 2018, in his home in Towanda, Pennsylvania, following a period of declining health. He was 91 years of age. A retired executive with McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft Corporation (now part of Boeing), highlights of his 38-year career with the storied aviation company include service as facilities director with responsibility for more than 10 million square feet of under-cover manufacturing and office space at the Long Beach and Torrance plants. He was instrumental in the support of building the MD D-C 8 and MD 10 passenger planes, and the C-124, C130 and C-17 military aircraft, among others. He was also a board member and director of the McDonnell-Douglas West Federal Credit Union. Born April 9, 1927, in Manchester, New Hampshire, his final assignment with McDonnell-Douglas was to help construct the corporation’s last West Coast headquarters building. Mr. French was a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Industrial Arts & Engineering and of the Carnegie Mellon (now Tepper) facilities engineering master’s degree program at the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. French was a Navy veteran of World War II who served in the Pacific Theater. At numerous and various times in his life he was active with the Boy Scouts, the Power Boat Squadron and as a member of several churches, and the builder of one in the greater Long Beach area of California. He was a past president of the University of New Mexico Alumni Association in San Diego, California, and a founder of California’s earliest industrial arts technical association. He is survived by Marguerite Fox Picou, his wife and companion of 21 years, and three adult children: Susan Gail French Bram (Michael Bram) in Surprise, Arizona, Alan French (Leticia) in Austin, Texas, Carol Ann French Pettit (Dale Pettit) in Carlsbad, California; four grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; also by his nephews Michael Gilson of Lafayette, California, and Stephen Gilson of Bangor, Maine; niece Nancy Gilson of San Diego, California; and cousin Peter Marsh of Concord, New Hampshire; their spouses and children; and lifelong friends Barbara Butler of Driggs, Idaho, Betsy Hatch of Argyle, Texas, Arlene and George Summerhill of Reno, Nevada, and Jane Collins of Berryton, Kansas. He was predeceased by Marilyn Frances Shearer French (1997), his first wife of 49 years and mother of his children; and by his sister, Janet, and their parents, Leslie M. French and Mary Bennet Miller French; also by lifelong friends, Phillip Anderson, Scott Chip Bailey and Rhody Fuller, all of the greater Concord, New Hampshire area. A memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, in the First Presbyterian Church of Towanda. Mr. French will be interred in the Miramar National Cemetery, 5795 Nobel Dr., San Diego, California, in June. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Disabled American Veterans: https://secure.dav.org/ and Feed the Children Hunger Campaign: https://donate.feedthechildren.org/. –Towanda Daily Review 5/6/2018

 

OSCAR WILLIAM ‘UNCLE BILL’ FRENCH, 2nd, of Litchfield, Pa passed away peacefully at home following a brief illness on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Bill as he was affectionately known as was born on January 5, 1947 in Athens, PA a son of the late Oscar French Sr. and Clara Avery French. Bill attended Athens High School and was ambitious young man ~ mowing yards, shoveling sidewalks, and working on local area farms. At the age of 16 he enlisted in the United States Air Force with the signatures and blessings from his parents. He proudly served with honor for four years. Following a honorable discharge he married and worked in the Elmira area at Kennedy Valve and tire shops. He moved to Texas for a while and made a living as a wrecker driver and moved to Florida where he worked for Walmart and later worked at Walmart in Prompton, PA. Bill eventually returned home to the valley to enjoy his retirement. Bill enjoyed watching NASCAR especially his favorite driver Harry Gant. He always looked forward to family gatherings and having a cook-out. Bill was a former member of the South Waverly and J. E. Wheelock Hose Company ~ if anyone needed a helping hand, Bill was always the first to show up. Bill will be greatly missed by his sons and daughters-in-law: William and Lori French of Mulberry, Fla; Wayne and Rosetta French of Webster, Fla; Patrick and Lorie French of Alabama; Russell and Susan French of Lakeland, Fla; his long time companion and special friend Mary Fox; his step sons Anthony and Jeffrey Firsbie of Troy, Pa; his siblings: Joyce & Ron Simons of Penn Yan, NY, Ron Reynolds of Russell, Pa, Claude and Carol Arnold of Ulster, Pa, Diana and Dick Newman of Warren Center, Pa, Kevin Reynolds of Ulster, Pa, Pennie French of Litchfield, Pa andWalt French of Litchfield, Pa; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and his best dog friend Shilo. Bill was predeceased by his father: Oscar William French, Sr., his mother, Clara Avery Douglas; sister: Pat Casselbury, step-mother Lorena Mae French; his grandparents, Miles and Mildred French and Russell and Myrtle Avery. Abiding with his wishes, services will be held at the convenience of the family. –Funeral home obit

 

PATRICK J. FRITCH, age 64, of Roseville, PA, died on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Bakercrest Personal Care Home. He was born on March 17, 1953 in Sayre, PA, a son of Frank and Geraldine (Shaffer) Fritch. Patrick is survived by a sister, Teresa Monchak of Sayre, PA; sister-in-law, Barbara Fritch of Waverly; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Donna and Gloria; two brothers, Richard and Frank Fritch; a brother- in- law, John Monchak; a sister-in-law, Ann Fritch. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. –Funeral home obit

 

FUGER –ANNE-LISE AMUNDSEN WILES, 73, of 1169 Main St., Rome, Pennsylvania, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at Guthrie Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pennsylvania. Anne-Lise was born in Christiansund, Norway on Dec. 14, 1944, the daughter of Franz Fuger and Reidun Amundsen Fuger. She enjoyed antiques and gardening. Surviving are her husband of 38 years, Lynn B. Wiles, whom she married on May 1, 1980, in Copenhagen, Denmark; children, Marion and Thomas Betzer of Germany; step children, Roger Wiles of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Jimmy and Linda Wiles of Las Vegas, Nevada; and her brother, Franz Fuger Jr. of Germany. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pennsylvania. –Toeanda Daily Review 7/26/2018

 

GERALD L. FULLER, age 85, of South Auburn, PA, passed away on Sunday July 22, 2018 at the Gardens of Tunkhannock. Gerald was born on August 22, 1932 in Sayre, PA the son of the late William Fuller and Edna Belles. After completing high school, Gerald proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War, as he was stationed in Germany during this time. He married the former Ruth Ann Love on July 7, 1956, and the couple was together for 51 years until her passing on May 30, 2008. Gerald worked for Endicott Forging as steel mill worker for over 33 years. He later worked at Wal-Mart in Tunkhannock, PA as a greeter for 15 years until his retirement in 2001. Gerald also worked with his family at the Love Farm in South Auburn, PA, the family farm is still in operation today.
Gerald was a member of the South Auburn United Methodist Church as well as the South Auburn Grange #1188. He was also a member of the Tri-County Sportsman Club. Gerald also volunteered his time to the Goodwill Fire Company and Fire Police. He liked going to antique hit and miss engine shows throughout Pennsylvania and New York. Gerald loved the outdoors as he would hunt in and around South Auburn area, he also loved to fish in Sullivan County. Gerald is survived by his daughter Luella Ruhf of South Auburn, PA, son Donald Fuller and his wife Karen of South Auburn, PA; son James Fuller and wife Laurie of South Auburn, PA; grandchildren Nicole “Pooh” Ruhf (Lisa Bullock) of Laceyville, PA; Ryan “Goober” Ruhf of South Auburn, PA; Kayla Fuller of South Auburn, PA; Bethany Fuller of South Auburn, PA; Anthony Fuller (Kayla Mapes) of South Auburn, PA; as well as a grand-dog Tank. Gerald is also survived by his sister-in-law Vera Love of South Auburn, PA and nephew Steve Love of South Auburn, PA. Besides his wife he was preceded in death by a grandson Joshua Fuller, who passed away on April 14, 1995; nephew Chuck Love, who passed away on April 15, 2003 and brother-in-law Charles Love, who passed away on February 21, 2011. A graveside service will be held on July 26, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Jersey Hill Cemetery with Reverend Pat Newhart officiating. A graveside Military Honor Service will be conducted by the members of the Rought Hall Post # 510 American Legion of Black Walnut, PA, the Dennis Strong Post # 457 American Legion of Tunkhannock, PA; and the Endless Mountains V.F.W. Post # 3583 of Mehoopany, PA. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Gerald’s name to the Meshoppen Ambulance Association, C/O Bruce Pristner, PO Box 118, Meshoppen, PA. Arrangements were entrusted with Sheldon Funeral Home, 8206 SR 6, Meshoppen, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 7/24/2018

 

WILLIAM M. FULLER - A life well lived is a precious gift, of hope and strength and grace, from someone who has made our world a brighter, better place…  William M. Fuller, 73, of Rome, PA passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday evening, January 29, 2018. Bill was born on March 14, 1944 in Johnson City, NY a son of the late Herbert and Amelia (Klym) Fuller. He was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School class of 1962. Following graduation he was drafted into the US Army and proudly served his country before being called home to assist with the operation of the family farm. Bill retired from IBM Endicott following 30 years of service. He was a member of the Wyalusing American Legion Post 534 and a social member of the VFW Post 6824 in Rome. Bill found great comfort in feeding the many birds and deer that would visit. He also enjoyed visiting and sharing stories with friends and family when not watching game shows and old westerns. Bill will be greatly missed by his wife of 47 years Marjorie; his children: Shawn William Fuller of Apalachin; Lisa Kay Fuller of San Diego, CA; his sisters and brother-in-law: Cheryl and Doug Waterman, Barb Michel; his nieces and nephews: Kenny (Angie) Crown, Stephanie Lindquist, Jodi (Alan) Fanus, Ashly Michel, Jamie Michel, Mark Fuller, Chris (Steph) Fuller, Dan (Deb) Williams, John (Adrienne) Williams, Scott (Belinda) Williams, Shari Williams and Cindy Glowa; his mother-in-law: Zeta Ballantine; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law and their families: Linda and Richard Baumunk, Judy and Tore Larson, Susan and Wayne Johnson, Kathy Bradbury, Wendy Decker, Lloyd Jr. and Meme Decker, Cindy Ballantine, Paula and Wayne Pedro. Bill was predeceased by his parents Herbert and Amelia Fuller, brother John H. Fuller, brothers-in-law: Ronald Michel and Phil Bradbury and his faithful canine companions Noah and Dakota. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Sunday, February 4th from 1 – 3 pm at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A memorial service and celebration of his life will follow at 3 p.m. with Deacon Michael Donovan, officiating. Flowers will be provided by the family and memorial contributions may be directed to help in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research in his memory. –Funeral home obit

 

GARY E. FURMAN, 65, of Sayre, died Sunday, December 10, 2017 at home with family.
Gary was born in Waverly, N.Y., on August 10, 1952 and was a life-long resident of the Valley. He graduated from Waverly High School in 1970, then attended Bloomsburg University where he played football. He was a loving and supportive husband and truly loving, caring, and devoted father. His true love was his two grandsons. He loved sports and played many years of golf with great passion. He was a devoted Patriots and USC football fan. During the softball era in the Valley, he played for the Wagner Hotel and the Cork and Bottle. The team was New York state champions and went on to play nationals in Minnesota. He worked for Herr's Foods and later for GE Railcar where he retired. He was a member of the Sayre Sons of Italy, and for many years a member of the Sayre Elks. He coached Small Fry Football and T-ball to Little League in Sayre, was the girls Sayre High School Basketball coach for several years, and also worked in the pro-shop at the Shepard Hills Country Club. Gary is survived by his wife of 42 years, Andrea Furman, son Christopher Furman and wife Melissa, daughter Amanda and husband Steve Sattazahn, grandsons Joseph and Connor Sattazahn, his faithful companion Sophie, brother Dale Furman, brother Alan Diedrich and wife Kathy, brother-in-law Michael Garfield Esq. and wife Marianne, as well as several nieces and nephews. Gary is predeceased by his mother, Julia Furman and mother-in-law and father-in-law Joseph and Louise Garfield. A calling hour will be from 9-10 a.m. at the Church of Epiphany, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, December 14 at 10 a.m. Burial will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to: Guthrie Healthcare System Resource Development, Attn: Guthrie Hospice One Guthrie Square, Sayre Pa. or Guthrie Clinic Oncology Department, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of The Thomas Cremation and Funeral Service, 1297 Elmira St., Sayre, Pa .-Sayre Morning Times 12/12/2017

 

RICHARD L. ‘RICHIE’ GABLE, 56, of Sayre, Pa., passed away on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, at Sayre Health Care Center, following an extended illness. He was born on Nov. 11, 1960, in Waverly, N.Y. a son of Richard and Martha (Johnson) Gable. Richie was a graduate of Waverly High School. He enjoyed swimming and was an avid Oakland Raiders fan. He was predeceased by his son, Alex Gable. Richard is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Mickie Gable, son, Chad Gable; daughter, Kara Gable; stepsons, Dustin (Jamie) Pruyne and Cody Pruyne; parents, Richard and Martha Gable; brother, Danny; sister, Donna (Denis) Turgeon; several aunts and uncles, including special uncle Albert (Shelly) Johnson; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A time of remembrance will be held on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, at 3 p.m. at the Waverly-Barton Fire Hall, 94 William Donnelly Industrial Parkway, Waverly, N.Y. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, Pa. –Sayre Morning Times 8/26/2017 (His wife is the former Michaelene Velardo)

 

GALLEW –SHARON R. (GALLEW) MORROW, 70, of Lakeland, Florida, formerly of Towanda, Pennsylvania, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. She will be greatly missed by her husband, Wayne Morrow of Lakeland, Florida; her children, Dawne McClintic of Franklindale, Richard L. Dean Jr. of Elmira, New York, Cindy and Joe Donovan of Towanda, and Tommy Dean of Towanda; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; along with her dog companions, Mia and Sugar; her brothers, Edward and Steve Gallew; sister, Carol Dibble; very special friends, Vonda, Larry and Barbara.  Memorial donations can be made to Good Shepard Hospice, 3470 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland, FL in Sharon’s name. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.-Towanda Daily Review 12/19/2017

 

NATHAN N. GALLOW SR., 97, of Lockwood passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 at home with his family by his side. He was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Celia Gallow; first wife, Esther Gallow; daughter, Beverly Gee; son, Nathan Gallow Jr.; sister, Jane Cardiff and brother, Lawrence Gallow. Nathan is survived by his son, Clifford Gallow of Ohio; daughter, Darlene (Jeff Wilson) Gallow of Lockwood; daughter-in-law, Debbie Gallow of Lockwood; brother, Fred Gallow of Ohio; numerous grandchildren and their families, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and a great-great grandson. Nathan was a proud World War II veteran, serving in the Army. He enjoyed his horses, hunting and dancing. He was involved in the creation of Route 17 and Park Station. He farmed on Hiawatha Island. He volunteered to plow snow and help fight fires. Nathan was a member of the Barton Grange and a lifetime member of the VFW. He had a great sense of humor and was known as a jokester. A time of calling will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 from 10-11 a.m. at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly. Funeral services will be held immediately following at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Alan Bill officiating. Burial to follow in Lockwood Cemetery, where full military honors will be accorded. Memorial donations may be made in Nathan's name to your local veterans' organization. –Sayre Morning Times 10/12/2017

 

RICHARLD J. GARDNER, 40, of Athens, PA passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at home with his loved ones by his side. He was born on April 27, 1978 in Somerset, NJ, the son of John R. and Denise Szerwiel Gardner. Son, brother, husband, and father. All words that describe this amazing man who has touched many lives. While there are many who have not had the opportunity to know him and some who never will, to those who have can share a very similar story. He was a thoughtful caring individual who while appearing rough on the exterior housed a heart of gold, twice the size of a normal man. He was willing to drop what he was doing in order to help someone out. He would take a problem and dissect it to find a way. If  there wasn't a way, he would make a new one. Whether it was trying to out-do what his friends were doing while skateboarding or egging them on to try to do something that they probably shouldn't, he was there, in the moment, having fun. Summer after summer bailing hay, stacking stone, picking corn, or whatever other chore mom and dad asked us, he was usually the one leading the charge, and concocting a plan to get it done so we could go do something more fun. If he was out four wheeling on the farm trying to get stuck, and then digging and stacking rocks, he did what was needed to be done to get home in one piece, so we could do it again the next day. But, if someone else was there, and got hung up, he would dig them out too. If he wasn't out doing something constructive, or destructive, he was a man of many talents outside of his occupation. He loved to draw, and sculpt, and create with his hands. With no formal training, he could be found playing drums, or guitar, and even was in a few bands. He wrote many songs, and could replicate others with his own twist, which was enjoyable by those who surrounded him. The enjoyment he had from riding his bike was solace for him in the trying times he faced over the past two and a half years. You could see him zipping past in his Hawaiian shirt living care free. The trips were not measured in miles, rather smiles per gallon. Even last fall, he endured the cold, the wind, and the rain (which was common when he saddled up) to head to a childhood favorite place for what was later to be discovered his last big ride. Above all this was his love for his wife Kierstin, and his two children Raven and Hudson. He was lucky enough to marry his high school sweet heart. While it was not without its trying times, this relationship endured, and blossomed into the kind of love you can only read about. His love for his children was and will remain unmatched. Straight forward, and often blunt, but never misguided were his messages to them. There was never question that these two were his life blood and driving force, and it is our duty as his brothers, sisters, family, friends, and neighbors to ensure that they know how much he loved them and how much we loved him. Please share a story, or a memory or a picture at dickiesmemories@gmail.com so we can make a memory book or books for his legacy to live forward. He is predeceased by his mother, Denise Gardner and mother-in-law, Laura McCarthy. Richard is survived by his loving wife of 14 years, Kierstin at home, children, Raven Gardner at home, Hudson Gardner at home, and Ashton Brotzman at home, father, John "Jack" Gardner of Towanda, PA, brother and sister-in-law, Alex and Sarah Gardner of Avon, OH, sister and brother-in-law, Kim and Fred Heisler of Macon, NC, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dennis and Vicki McCarthy of Sayre, PA, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Joe and Kim McCarthy of Tucson, AZ and Josh and Kim McCarthy of Sayre, PA, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Sarah and Jeff Rae of Anderson, SC, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Family and friends may call on Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 11am-1pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 1pm. Memorial donations may be made in Richard's memory to: Project Purple, P.O. Box 884, Seymour, CT. –Funeral home obit

 

GEORGE JOSEPH GARRA, 69, of Wysox, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018, after a courageous battle with pancreatic and liver cancer. Born Oct. 14, 1948, in Buffalo, New York, George was the eldest of four children born to the late Joseph and Doris Frantz Garra. After attending Burgard Vocational High School in Buffalo, he enlisted in the U.S. Marines in 1965 but was honorably discharged a year later due to sustaining an injury. On Aug. 11, 1980, he married Kathleen Beckwith; they later divorced, but the friendship remained ... and he remarried Kathleen on Aug. 9, 2000. George attended trucking school and pursued that career for the next 38 years until he was hurt on the job in 2014. George enjoyed listening to and collecting various genres of music, watching movies, reading, and, in his younger years, bowling. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his stepmother, Mary Maley Garra; brother, Richard “Rick” Garra, on Dec. 30, 2017; and his 18-year-old nephew, Damian Garra, who was hit and killed by a drunk driver on Aug. 12, 2017. He is survived by his wife Kathleen; two daughters, Christine Lancey (Mark) of Milton Mills, New Hampshire, and Roxanne Joniec of Barrington, New Hampshire; son, Joseph Hugh Thomas Garra of Wysox; granddaughters, Autumn Nicole Fuller, Alicia Sprague, Karleigh Joniec, Adrianna Joniec, Madison Garra, Allison Garra and Kammison Garra; grandsons, John Cameron and Emerson Garra; great-granddaughters, Lily Cronier and Kaleigh Sprague; sisters, Carole Lynn Holakowski (Arthur) of Buffalo and Janice Frost of Buffalo; a number of nieces and nephews; good friends, Julius Bradley, Joyce Meeks and Kristopher Sharer; close friends Robin and Charles; and his cat, Willow. Contributions in George’s memory can be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN. A donation form can be obtained at the St. Jude website at: www.stjude.org. –Towanda Daily Review 5/13/2018

 

GARRIS –ROBERTA GARRIS THOMAS of Garner, NC, 80, passed away Friday. She was the daughter of the late Jonah Garris and Lois Rhoades Garris Harvey. She was a bookkeeper by profession and enjoyed genealogy. Funeral services will be 12 noon Monday at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner. Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 pm Sunday at the funeral home. Survivors include her sons, Thomas Thomas (Wendy) of Littleton, Tracy Thomas (Tammy) and Theadore Thomas (Lesia), all of Garner; brother, Howard Harvey (Sonja) of Horsehead, NY; sisters-in-law, Margaret Garris of Winter Garden, FL, Carmen Thomas of Enon, OH and Zelda Gabel of Addison, NY; brother-in-law, Wayne Thomas of Montross, CO; 7 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews , as well as her special caregivers, Glenda Pennington and Wendy Lamm. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Louis C. Thomas; daughter, Deana Mason Kirsch; sisters, Patricia Harmon, Virginia Garris; brothers, Ralph Harvey, Jr., Stanton (Joy) Garris, Wolford (Peck) Garris and Robert Garris. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC or to Todd Thomas Music Scholarship-Community Fund, 301 Main St., Horsehead, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/27/2018

 

GARRISON –IRENE A. (GARRISON) BURNHAM, age 88, of Corning, died Friday, August 4, 2017 at Corning Center for Rehabilitation in Corning. Irene was born on December 6, 1928 in Millerton, PA to Rexford and Helen (Brewer) Smith. She graduated from Millerton High School and worked for Remmington Rand during the war. Irene worked as a child care provider for families in the Millerton area and worked for Westinghouse in Horseheads. She worked at Showboat in Himrod, NY as a cook and baker. She regularly attended Methodist Churches in Millerton, Freer, TX, Starkey, and Corning. She volunteered for Millerton Fire Department Auxiliary, Cub Scouts, and United Methodist Women's at Grace United Methodist Church, and Corning Hospital. She loved gardening, baking, cooking, and entertaining in her home. Irene is survived by her son Barry (Sue) Garrison of Corning; sister, Virginia Stephens of Tioga, PA; grandchildren, Shannon (David) Wood of Chagrin Falls, OH, Brent (Katie) Garrison of Dresden, NY, Michael (Elizabeth) Garrison of Dresden, NY, Megan Garrison of Hornby, Ryan (Tie) Garrison of Corning; great grandchildren, Emily, William, Tegan, Marley, Finnagan, Chance, and Arya; brother-in-law, Harold Baker of Millerton; several nieces and nephews. Irene was predeceased by her brother, Delbert Smith and her sister, Evelyn Baker. She is also survived by special friends, Irene Miller and Sally Hovey. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, August 8th from 4 - 6 PM at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc., 216 E. First Street in Corning where funeral services will follow at 6:00 PM with Reverend E. Susan Wenner officiating. Burial will be in Grove Mount Cemetery in Himrod, NY. The family will provide flowers and ask that memorials be made in Irene's name to www.arthritis.org. Irene's family entrusted her care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/6/2017

 

ROGER NICHOLAS GATTI - On the morning of Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, Roger Nicholas Gatti of Roaring Branch passed away quietly at The Gatehouse in Williamsport. He was 74 years of age. Born July 20, 1943 in Mineola, New York, he was the son of Nicholas and Nora (Romuno) Gatti. Roger served our country during the Vietnam War as part of the U.S. Air Force. In civilian life he earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern Florida and a Master of Science degree from Bloomsburg University. He served as a professor of communications at Nassau Community College, Queensboro Community College and Hofstra University. He was married to the former Judy (Lewis) Penman and they made their home in McNett Township, Roaring Branch. Roger enjoyed the tranquility of country life. He enjoyed vegetable farming as well as doing cumbersome tasks with his 1951 Case tractor. Roger was an avid reader, but not merely for entertainment. He read to gain knowledge and to study up on the latest gardening techniques, advances in science and to be well informed on world events. One advancement in agriculture that fascinated him was hydroponic gardening, and at one point, he even taught classes on the subject. Roger also liked to take to the air now and then, flying non-motorized gliders, feeling free as a bird as he looked down at the beautiful countryside. He was a teacher, not only in the classroom, but at many levels. Nothing pleased him more than being able to impart knowledge and skills into others, especially his grandchildren. He was the spirit of encouragement. Roger was a man with a quiet, but friendly demeanor whose loyalty to his convictions drew the admiration of those who knew him best. He was a loving and devoted husband and father who always saw to it that the necessary things in life were taken care of. He attended St. John's United Methodist Church in Grover, where the warm Christian fellowship drew him closer to the Lord. Saturday morning, the Lord took Roger's hand and led him home. Roger is survived by his wife of 17 years, Judy, at home; daughter Corine (Frank) Santillo of Suffolk, Virginia; sons, Brian Gatti of Tel Aviv, Israel, and Paul Gatti of Norfolk, Virginia; stepsons Alan (Sheri) Penman of Orlando, Florida, Todd (Jane) Penman of Linden; sister, Sharon (Tom) Lysasht of Floral Park, New York; grandchildren, Aria Santillo, Will (Ashley) Penman, Andrew (Christy) Penman, Melanie (Bill) Luckett; niece, Erin (Allan) Grdovich; several cousins and his beloved canine companion, Beau. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nicholas and Nora Gatti. A celebration of Roger's life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17 at St. John's United Methodist Church in Grover, with Pastor Jerry Schmidt officiating. There will be no visitation before the service. The family suggests that memorial contributions in Roger's name be directed to St. John's United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 313, Canton, PA or to the charity of one’s choice. –Towanda Daily Review 8/15/2017.

GEE –ELAINE M. CHILSON, 64, of Litchfield, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2013 at home with her family by her side after losing her brave fight with ovarian cancer. She was born on April 12, 1948 in Corning, N.Y. the daughter of the late George L. and Shirley L. Miller Gee. Elaine was a very special mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She will be missed by all those who knew and loved her as she touched many lives. She enjoyed playing cards and going to bingo. Elaine really loved playing with the grandkids, especially in the bounce houses. She loved cooking and attending the flea markets. She is predeceased by her brother William Gee. Elaine is survived by her husband of 32 years Clyde L. Chilson; children and their spouses April and Larry Kithcart of Towanda and James and Donna Alexander of Rome; stepchildren Carla Chilson of N.C., Janet Chilson of Towanda, Stacy Chilson of Towanda and Donna Chilson of N.C.; grandchildren Nicole Kithcart, Danielle (James) Kithcart-Kobbe, Amanda Kithcart, Larry Kithcart II, Hunter Alexander, and Dustin Walter; great-grandchildren Dayton Kobbe, Derek Kobbe, Sophia Kobbe, and she was so looking forward to the newest addition Carter Kobbe; siblings Mary Suzuki of Hayward, Calif., Georgia (Vernon) Clark of Elmira, N.Y., Leon (Barb) Gee of Elmira, N.Y., Faith Masciole-Buchanan of Elmira, N.Y., Mona Gee of Elmira, N.Y. George Gee of Elmira, N.Y. and Kitty Gee-Shaw of Nashville, Tenn.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday March 9, 2013 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, with the Rev. Linda Rogers officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Elaine's memory to: OVRC, P.O. Box 40332, Bay Village, OH. –Towanda Daily Review 3/5/2013

 

TIMOTHY R. GEE, age 54, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was born on December 16, 1963 in Wellsboro, PA, a son of Gerald and Marilyn (Wheeler) Gee. Tim was the husband of Julie (Faivre) Gee. He was employed locally at NAPA Auto Parts for over 30 years. Tim and Julie enjoyed spending time together at home with their grandchildren and dogs Augustus "Gus", Nellie, and Fi Fi. His favorite past times were hunting, shooting, riding four-wheeler.

He is survived by his wife, Julie; his parents, Gerald and Marilyn Gee; a daughter, Toni (Aaron) Whittle of Wellsboro, PA, a son, Joseph Burkholder of Palmyra, PA, a son, Tony (Kayla) Gee of Cherry Flats, PA; a daughter, Jessica Gee of Blossburg, PA; a son, Justin Burkholder of Wellsboro, PA; 8 grandchildren, Dominic, MaKayla, Paige, Sophie, J.D., Landon, Zeke, Brodie; two brothers, Jeffrey (Val) Gee of Arnot, PA, Thomas (Kathy) Gee of Cherry Flats, PA; two special nieces, Raevyn Oswald and Kira Oswald both of Cherry Flats, PA; a mother-in-law and father-in-law, Betty Lou and William "Bill" Ohnmeiss of Wellsboro, PA; a father-in-law, Ralph S. Faivre of Brookside, PA. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 3PM to 4PM at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will immediately follow at 4PM with his father-in-law, Bill Ohnmeiss officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Second Chance Animal Sanctuary, 725 Gee Rd, Tioga, PA. –Funeral home obit

 

FREDERICK H. (FRED) GEYER passed away on June 22, 2018, at the age of 80, after a long battle with cancer. Fred was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Fritz and Elise Geyer. He graduated from Central Bucks High School in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and attended Penn State University. He loved hunting and fishing, and spent his life as a carpenter and mason. He built his first home and later restored a 1783 New England style home along the Susquehanna River in Sheshequin, Pennsylvania. His favorite hobby was building and riding in his 1932 Chevy Coupe street rod. In 2006 he and his wife, Patricia, moved to the Rocky Mountains of Conifer, Colorado to be near his son, Stephen, and to enjoy good fishing. He spent his final years fishing the South Platte River and Bear Creek. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Patricia; a son, Stephen (Gail); two step-children, Sharon (Cliff), Christopher (Janet); and a granddaughter, Kelly (Steven). Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions can be made to Mt. Evans Home Health Care and Hospice, 3081 Bergen Peak Dr., Evergreen, CO. –Towanda Daily Review 7/13/2018

 

GILBERT –PATRICIA JANE GOODLOW, RN, 94, of Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, formerly of East Sandwich, Massachusetts and Teaneck, New Jersey, passed away Dec. 30, 2017.  Patricia was born Dec. 20, 1923 in Fort Lee, New Jersey, the daughter of Robert Gilbert Adams and Julia Clarice O’Brien Adams. She was a graduate of Holy Name Hospital School of Nursing in Teaneck. During the course of her nursing career she practiced in obstetrics at Holy Name and Hackensack Hospital, school nursing at St. Joseph’s RC Church, health care teaching in the Passaic County school system in special needs and as a volunteer ombudsman for ARCC in Towanda, Pennsylvania, for Bradford County residents.  She also volunteered at Blood Banks in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Harry David Goodlow Jr.; three brothers Jack, Bob, and Tom Adams and sister Priscilla Hering; and special niece Nancy Chiruti. She is survived by her daughters, Carol Saunders (Dr. Alan Sugar) of California; Eileen (Stanley) Rusnak of Massachusetts; and Marilyn Goodlow of Wyalusing; granddaughter Liz Rusnak; grandsons Christopher Adams Saunders, Jonathan (Emily) Saunders; and nephew John (Maureen) Hering, along with several nieces and nephews. Many thanks to her cousins, Fiona and Teresa Power, niece, Joann Adams (Tim) Murphy and friend, Marcia Appelbaum for many cards, prayers and correspondence over the years. The family also wishes to thank her special friend and caregiver Debby (Dick) Bates of Stevensville for years of kindness, love and patience as well as (Jonathan) Louie (Joan) O’Connor and family for years of friendship.  A private family service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Donations in Pat’s memory can be made to your favorite charities. –Towanda Daily Review 1/2/2017

 

GILL –DIANE E. SHAUGER, age 74, of East Campbell, New York passed away on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 at home. Diane was born June 5, 1943 in Genesee, Pennsylvania to Ernest O. and Emma A. (Steadman) Gill. She married Eugene Shauger on Aug. 14, 2010. She was an active part of (RCI) Racing Service Incorporated at Watkins Glen International for over 23 years. She also worked for many years at (WGI) in the fuel station and was a flagger. Diane loved racing and enjoyed her time spent at the racetrack. She is survived by her husband: Butch Shauger; daughters: Lynn (John) Daly of Towanda, Pennsylvania, Lori Carman of Ulster, Pennsylvania; step daughter: Shawna DeVoy; grandchildren: Tyler Lenox, Carrie Rogers, Logan Daly, Hunter Carman, Ashlyne Carman, Hailey Devoy, Hannah DeVoy, Skyler DeVoy and Maddison DeVoy. Along with her parents she was predeceased by her first husband, Donald Carpenter on Dec. 7, 2003; her step father, Merle Drayer; a brother, Robert Gill. Family and friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning, New York. A funeral service will immediately follow at 4 p.m. with Rev. Stacey Whitney officiating. –Towanda Daily Review 1/1/2018

 

J. BARRY GOLDSMITH, 70, of Towanda, Pa., passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Barry was born in Chester, Pa., on May 12, 1947, the son of Robert L. Goldsmith Jr. and Helen R. MacFarland Goldsmith. He was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1966. While attending high school, Barry worked for Bill Lefferts Western Auto Store in Towanda. He was subsequently employed by the Superior Paint and Wallpaper store and the Williams Oil Company in Towanda where he delivered fuel oil and later served as a meter maintenance technician for many years until retirement. Barry attended Trinity Episcopal Church in Athens, Pa. Barry enjoyed working on cars, Jeep racing events, and four-wheeling. Surviving are his brother and sister-in-law, Robert L. Goldsmith III and Susan Goldsmith of Danielsville, Ga.; nieces, Leslie Hammes and husband Michael of Moscow, Ind., Kim Kobersmith and husband David of Berea, Ky.; great niece, Samantha; great nephews, Sayer and Cavan; several cousins and many friends. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Trinity Episcopal Church, Athens, Pa., with Rev. Trula Hollywood, Rector officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Episcopal Church Cemetery, Aston Mills, Pa. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to Trinity Episcopal Church, 701 S. Main St., Athens, PA in J. Barry Goldsmith's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 7/26/2017

 

GARY L. GOODWIN, 68 of Litchfield Park, Arizona, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 8, 2017 after battling a lengthy illness. Gary was born on April 8, 1949, to Leroy and Jean Goodwin. He graduated from Troy High School in 1967. He was employed with FP Case & Sons and Bardo Cox & Miller before moving to Arizona in 1979, where he just recently retired from Willmeng Construction. He loved life and lived each day to the fullest. He enjoyed barbecues, family get-togethers, mountain rides on the UTV, hunting, RV-ing and NASCAR. Gary is survived by his wife, Elaine Goodwin; sons, Chad of Arizona, David of Pennsylvania, and Larry of Utah; daughter, Linda (Andrew) McNew of Texas; four grandsons; one brother, William (Terri) Goodwin of Colorado; brother-in-law, Mark (Tami) Kinner of Colorado; a very good family friend, Kathy Lynn Nicholas; several nieces and nephews; four grandchildren; and his faithful, companion and best buddy, “Gidget.” He was preceded in death by his parents, Leroy and Jean Goodwin.

Services will be private and held at the family’s convenience. The family suggests that donations be made to West Valley Baptist Church in Buckeye, Arizona. Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear, Arizona. –Towanda Daily Review 11/26/2017

 

GOODWIN –JULIE ANN GOODWIN MARTIN, 55, formerly of Camptown, PA, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 at the Citrus County Hospice of Citrus County, Beverly Hills, FL. Born on Nov.10, 1962 in Meshoppen, PA, Julie was the daughter of Elton Hulbert Goodwin and Evelyn Almeda Wakeley. She was a graduate of Vacaville High School in Vacaville, CA, with the Class of 1980. She was very involved with the American Legion Post 237 in Beverly Hills, FL, where she served as the Women’s Auxiliary Vice President. She was an avid motorcycle enthusiast and rode in numerous fund-raising events raising money for local hospices and other veterans’ organizations and charities. Julie will be remembered for her joyful laughter and ability to make others laugh as well. She never met anyone she considered a stranger, always finding a way to make those she met, even for the first time, to feel important and special. Julie’s willingness to serve others was exemplified when she teamed up with her father and others to reroof and refurbish the Terrytown Church in Terrytown, PA. Surviving are her brothers and sisters, Joanne Borel and husband, Mark of Beverly Hills, FL, Anita Hall and her husband, Gary of Macedonia, PA, Ken Goodwin and wife, Carrie of Lake Oswego, OR, John Goodwin and wife, Trudy of Spring Hill, PA, and Charles Goodwin of Towanda, PA, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held for family and friends at a date and time to be determined later. –Wyalusing Rocket 12/2017

 

RICHARD ‘DICK’ GOWAN SR. passed away at his home in Towanda, Pa., on Sept. 19, 2017. Dick formerly resided in Glen Allen, Va., for several years before he moved back to the Valley. Dick was born on Jan. 22, 1936 in Barton, N.Y., the son of the late Donald and Alberta Gowan. He married the late Peggy Ann Price and raised their family in Athens, Pa. Dick graduated from Waverly High School, was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Paxar Corporation in 1998. He was a lifelong fan of the Giants and the Mets. He is survived by his children, Rick and Mary Gowan, Athens, Pa., Lucinda (Cindy) and Kenneth Cron, Milan, Pa., Patricia and Carson Killian, Glen Allen, Va., and Margaret and Bradley Bidlack, Towanda, Pa. His grandchildren, Derek, Justin, Amy, Caitlin, Joshua, Jeremy, Brandi, Rob, Beth and Tayler. His great-grandchildren, Alivia, Eden-Rayne, Kamden, Khloey, Sophia, Brayden, Conner, Hunter, Peyton, Addysinn, and Cason. His brother, Gerald Gowan, Halsey Valley, N.Y., and sister, Beatrice (Petie) and Duane Horton, Apalachin, N.Y. Many nieces and nephews. Dick passed with his companion of two years, "Little One," by his side. Dick was predeceased by his brothers, Donald, James, Robert and Jack. At Dick's request there will be no funeral service, burial will be at a later date. His children will receive family and friends at the home of Rick and Mary Gowan, 201 N. River St., Athens, on Friday, Sept. 22 from 12-2 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of The Thomas Cremation and Funeral Service, 1297 Elmira St., Sayre, Pa. –Sayre Morning Times 9/21/2017

 

GRAHAM –SALLY GRAHAM POWERS, 88, of 23 Hillside Drive, Towanda, Pennsylvania, passed away Tuesday afternoon, May 29, 2018, at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pennsylvania. Sally was born June 19, 1929 in Towanda, Pennsylvania, the only child of James Leonard “J.L.” Graham and Irma Wood Graham. She grew up on State Street in Towanda and was a graduate of Towanda High School with the Class of 1947. Following high school, Sally attended Ridney’s Secretarial School in Binghamton, New York. On Aug. 23, 1952, Sally married James Ivan Powers at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Towanda. Sally began her secretarial career with Sylvania Electric and continued with GTE Sylvania in Towanda until her retirement. She was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and the Sylvania Women’s Club. Sally and her husband Jim enjoyed spending their winter months in Florida for many years and traveling. Sally enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing cards, bowling and gardening. Surviving are her children, Donald (Karen) Powers of Apalachin, New York, Michael (Rose) Powers Sr. of Asylum Township, Cheryl (Mark) Vaughn of Towanda, Gary (Ruth) Powers of Athens; grandchildren, Stacey Powers (John Goodwin), Kelly (Scott) Seidl, Michael (Lori) Powers Jr., Nathan (Rianna) Powers, Olivia Powers, John (Debra) Vaughn, Lindsay (Joseph) Watts, Julie (Bobby) Powers; and great-grandchildren, Makenzie, Lochlann, Natalie, Nora and Rosalyn. In addition to her parents, Sally was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, James Ivan Powers, on Aug. 16, 2012. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda, Pennsylvania. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pennsylvania. There are no calling hours. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Personal Care Home of Guthrie Memorial Hospital Resident Activities Fund, 603 William St., Towanda, PA or to Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 106 Third St., Towanda, PA in memory of Sally Graham Powers. –Towanda Daily Review 5/31/2018

 

BURTON W. GREEN, 86, passed away peacefully at home July 12, 2018, surrounded by his loving and devoted family. A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 22, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. at Dobies Funeral Home, 9944 Hudson Ave., Hudson, Fla. On Monday, July 23, 2018 at 9:30 a.m., there will be a Mass held at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 8014 SR 52 in Hudson, followed by a procession to Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla., with full military honors. Burton was born in Sayre, Pa., on Aug. 2, 1931 to Morgan and Francis (Greer) Green. He attended Sayre area schools where he met the love of his life, Joan (Jura) Green. He served in the Army in Japan for four years. They were married in 1954.
He is predeceased by his parents; his five brothers, Donald, Bill, Larry, Jeff and Morgan (Bud); two beautiful sisters, Phyllis and Betty; and his beloved mother and father-in-law, Louie and Elsie Jura.
Burt is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Joan; daughter, Debby (Joe) Messana; three grandchildren, Nicholas, Christopher and Marissa; son, Tim (Renee); four grandchildren, Jennifer, Christina, Timmy and Ethan; five great-grandchildren, Austin, Tristan, Breyton, Noah and Blake; loving sister, Norma Lynch of Sayre, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. Burt was a family man who believed family was everything. He was strong in his faith. He was also very involved in his community. He was a lifetime member of the FB Peck Hose Co. in Waterford, N.Y., and served as president and chaplain. He was a lifetime member of the Cohoes Waterford Elks, serving as chaplain for many years. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 335 in Hudson, Fla. Burt will always be remembered for being a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the FB Peck Hose Co., 85 Saratoga Ave., Waterford, NY in Burton Green's name. –Sayre Morning Times 7/17/2018

 

DANIEL THOMAS (DANNY) GREENE, 34, of York, Pennsylvania, born on Nov. 9, 1983 in Vero Beach Florida, left this world on Nov. 19, 2017, after a long battle with addiction. He is headed to a better place where he will find the peace he always longed for. Daniel graduated high school in 2003 from Canton Jr./Sr. High. He was a very hard working man and always did what he could to provide for his family. Danny was a special person and lived his life to the fullest. He was a well-liked and happy young man who had a heart of gold. Danny loved everyone. He would give everything he had to see someone smile. He could light up the world with one smile. His light was unbelievably bright. His friends were many and they were dear to his heart. He loved his daughter more than words can express. He strived to be a better man and father every day. He loved the misty mountains and the serenity nature brought him. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding four-wheelers. His favorite places were Canton, Pennsylvania, Rock Run, Big Lamoka and Armenia Mountain. He loved his friends and family and he will be dearly missed. However, we know that this is not the end, it is only the beginning, and we will meet again one day. He leaves behind a beautiful daughter, Chasity Lee Greene, and his girlfriend, Stefany Miller. He is preceded by the death of Clyde A Greene, father; Ruth Mary (Ross) Greene, mother and Randall Ross Greene, brother. He is survived by several siblings: brother, Paul L. Greene (Misty) of Vero Beach Florida; sister, Patricia A. Licardi (John) of Vero Beach Florida; and brother, William L. Greene of Ohio; aunts, Clara Woodward (Marvin), Marilyn Wilcox; uncle, Gordon Greene and Peter Greene (Donna) and family. He also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews and cousins that were dear to him. He has many friends that he loved and cherished. Some of his special friends include Michelle Sampson and family, Leann Allen and family, Kendra and Debra Talada and family, and Wes and Nora Watkins and family. He loved his friends just like they were his family. A celebration of life will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at the Victory Church in Troy, PA with a short service to follow. –Towanda Daily Review 11/23/2017

 

GREENE –PATRICIA JEAN GREENE BRIAR, 74, of Ulster, Pa., went home to be with her Lord early Saturday morning, July 22, 2017. PJ was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Aug. 24, 1942 to Robert and Irene Koch Greene. She was employed by Toll Brothers for many years until her retirement. She enjoyed spending time with her family, bird watching, gardening, reading, and attending yard sales. She was active with children's and youth group ministries. She loved to compliment people and made people smile wherever she went. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Wentzel J. Briar Sr.; their children, Patricia Preim and husband Barry of Hammonton, N.J., Wentzel "Skip" Briar Jr. and wife Lillian of Ulster, Janee Prown and husband David of Middletown, N.J., Gabrielle Briar of Ulster, Susan Lamb and husband Tim of Ulster; 19 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; her siblings, Robert Greene Jr., Janet DiMinico, Thomas Greene Sr, Debra Krogulski; her nieces and nephews; and her special caregiver, Lisa Maciejczak. She is preceded in death by her parents, and her sons, Darren and Damon. A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Harvest House Community Christian Fellowship Church, 2695 Sheshequin Road, Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Arnie Johnson officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mather Memorial Library, P.O. Box 230, Ulster, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 7/26/2017

 

GRIFFIN –BERNICE RAE PLANTE, 80, of Franklin Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, formerly of Ely Park Boulevard, Binghamton, New York, passed away in her sleep, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2017 at her home. Bernice was born on Jan. 19, 1938 in Kirkwood, New York, the daughter of Kenneth Clyde Griffin and Beatrice Elizabeth Carroll Griffin. In addition to spending fun time with her family and friends, Bernice enjoyed painting, taking walks, playing pool, bowling and traveling. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Walter Maher Plante; her son and daughter-in-law, Manley Romaine and Robin Lynn VanValkenburg Jr., their daughter, Alicia Anne VanValkenburg (Billy Harris) and daughter, Quina Lynn, their son, Manley Romaine VanValkenburg III and wife Brittani, their children, Manley Romaine IV and Rhylin Sharon, her son, Jesse Clyde VanValkenburg, his children, Jesse Travis and Jason Allen, her son and daughter-in-law, Avery Scott and Sylvia Anne VanValkenburg, their children, Brittney Lynn VanValkenburg, Kyle Bordon and Emilia Kay Bordon, her daughter and son-in-law, Tammy Rae and Thomas Edward Chastain, their daughter, Tabitha Rae Chastain, her son, Michael Jay VanValkenburg, her daughter, Tonya Carmen VanValkenburg Johnson; closest and dearest friends, Carol and Jack Mansfield; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and a great First Presbyterian Church of Endicott family where Bernice was a member for many years. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, at the First Presbyterian Church, 29 Grant Ave., Endicott, New York, with Rev. Jan Devine officiating. Interment will follow in Vestal Hills Memorial Park, Vestal, New York. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pennsylvania. –Towanda Daily Review 2/24/2018

 

CLIFTON T. GRIFFIN, age 85, of Mansfield, PA, passed away at his residence on Thursday, October 19, 2017. He was born June 28, 1932 in Roseville, PA, a son of Cecil and Sarah (Smith) Griffin. Clifton was the husband of Phyllis E. Griffin who passed away September 8th, 2017. He was employed at Mansfield University as supervisor of the buildings and grounds for 35 years. Clifton enjoyed playing the guitar, camping, fishing, hiking, and walking in the woods. Clifton is survived by 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Craig and Paula of Horseheads, NY, Todd and Jennifer of Greene, NY, and Ryan Griffin of Mansfield, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Nikki and John Cole of Corning, NY; 5 grandchildren, Sarah (T.J. Naylor), Rebecka, Christopher, Kylie, and Liam Griffin; 2 great grandchildren, Levi and Lola Jo Naylor. Besides his wife, Phyllis, he was predeceased by a sister, Mable Enderle. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, October 27th, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 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 charity of one's choice. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

CHARLES E. GRINNELL, 93, of Wellsboro, passed away with his loving family at his side, on Friday,
November 3, 2017 at his home. He was the husband of Lucille Goodwin, with whom he shared 73 years

of marriage. Charles was born on August 20, 1924, in Millerton, PA he was the son of the late Lee G. and Marie S. (Doty) Grinnell. Charles was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. He was employed by Corning Glass Works, Wellsboro Division. Charles received his 75-year pin from Corning Glass in 2017, where he thoroughly enjoyed working. He was very dedicated to his home and family.

Surviving are his wife, Lucille Grinnell of Wellsboro; his son, Edward Grinnell (Carol) of Mainesburg; and his daughter, Joan Sargent of Mansfield; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great great-grandson. In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his daughter, Joyce Adams.

Graveside service will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Local arrangements are entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA. –Funeral home obit 11/3/2017

 

FREDERICK CHARLES ‘FREDDY G.’ GROSS of Hernando, Florida, passed away Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at the VA Hospital in Gainesville. Born on July 8, 1950, in Chestertown, Maryland, he was the son of the late Francis H. and Ruth A. (Mousley) Gross. Preceding him in death were his son, Dustin Gross; brother, Larry Gross; and sister, Judy Gross. Surviving are, a son, Travis Gross; and daughter, Tessa Gross of Mifflin, Pennsylvania; siblings, Bob Gross and wife Mary Gross of Canisteo, New York, Linda Snyder and husband George Snyder of Drums, Pennsylvania, and June Dutcher of Winterhaven, Florida. Fred graduated with the Class of 1968 from Towanda Area High School. Fred proudly served in the United States Naval Service on both the USS Lewis and Clark [SSBN 644] and the USS Remora [SS 487] and earned the National Defense Service Medal. Fred also worked as a technical specialist at the DuPont factory in Towanda, Pennsylvania, for 30 years and lived much of his life on "Tip Top" Mountain. He later moved to Hernando, Florida, where he enjoyed performing and singing his favorite songs on karaoke and playing softball for the Citrus County Senior Softball League. He will be remembered by his friends and family for his hearty laughter and generous soul. He will be buried at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. A ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. on Nov. 1, 2017 at the cemetery and a gathering at the Inverness VFW Post 4337 will be held shortly thereafter. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial to the VFW, the American Heart Association, or consider becoming an organ donor. A memorial will also be held in Towanda at a later date. –Towanda Daily Review 10/24/2017

 

GROVER –ELLEN MARIE TRIBLE, 80, passed away at Geisinger CMC in Scranton on the evening of Monday, December 18, 2017 after being airlifted on Monday, December 11, 2017. She was born on July 30, 1937, the daughter of Elgie and Florence (Decker) Grover. She was raised in the Susquehanna County Community of Rush. Her middle name of Marie is the name that everyone knew her by, with the exception of her father, Elgie, who called her by her given name, Ellen. Marie grew up in a loving family and was the oldest of four kids. The roll call was Marie, Donna, Phyllis and Dale. At the young age of six, Marie was taken to Robert Packer Hospital (RPH) in Sayre, in the back seat of the family car, stiff as a board, where it was discovered that she had contracted polio. She spent a year in recovery at RPH and when she was sent home, it was thought that she would never walk again. Apparently, Marie had an inner strength, and with the use of body braces and crutches, she taught herself to walk. She attended the Rush School and graduated one year later than she should have, due to her year-long hospitalization, and ended up being Valedictorian of her class, the Class of 1956. It was at Rush High School that Marie met the man that she was destined to marry. It was Clyde Francis Trible of Beaver Meadows that she set her sights on. After high school graduation, she moved to Binghamton where she resided until marriage. She worked at Specialty Foods Canning Factory in Binghamton, running the office until the birth of her first child, Brian, in the summer of 1959. Clyde and Marie were married on Oct. 15, 1957 and raised three children, Brian, Nancy and Alan. They celebrated their 60th anniversary this year. Once the children began to arrive, Marie stayed home to raise them. When they became older, she worked as a store clerk at Furman’s in Camptown, Larue’s Store in Silvara, and when it became J&N Market she worked there for her daughter, Nancy who was co-owner. She wrote for too many years to count the Beaver Meadows weekly correspondence column, published weekly in the Rocket-Courier, following in the footsteps of her mother, Florence, who wrote the Rush correspondence column for both the Rocket-Courier and Montrose Independent. In 1989, she began working at the Rocket-Courier as a receptionist and proofreader, where she worked until her retirement. Marie was also a member of the Beaver Meadows Ladies Aid Society. Marie was known as a gentle, caring mother, grandmother and aunt. She was an excellent baker, and her pressed Christmas Cookies were famous and quickly devoured during family gatherings. She especially loved children and they equally loved her in return. Even though she was physically challenged from the polio, she took care of Sharon Dutcher as a newborn for a long while after her birth while her mother, Emma, underwent open heart surgery and recovery. She also cared for Jessica Helvig Warner while her parents worked swing shift at P&G and watched her neighbor Jane and Pete McGee’s son, Chris, until he reached school age. She also cared for another neighbor child, Jeremy Whitney. Marie also had a special relationship with two of her grandchildren, Randy Trible and Jimmy Lynch. She had a special place in her heart for those two. As the boys grew into adults, they would call her on the telephone on a regular basis. Jimmy was a regular overnight guest at gram and poppy’s house during his childhood. He and gram would go shopping and out to eat nearly every weekend, and Jimmy would always earn a little shopping money by pumping her gas. The last two years of Marie’s life had been especially tough for her. In August of 2015, her health began to decline when she suffered a series of strokes that took the use of her legs and half of her eyesight. She spent a couple of weeks in Robert Packer Hospital and nearly a month in a skilled nursing facility before returning to her home. Once she returned home, she began to improve, and after a lengthy recovery she was once again able to resume having her hair done weekly at Jeanne DeRemer’s Beauty Salon. Anyone who knew Marie knew her hair was very important to her. She was known for being a snappy dresser. Her clothing was always neatly pressed and not a hair on her head was ever out of place. She also looked forward to going out to eat and to movies with her girlfriends, Jane McGee, Karen Bond and Diana Lamb. She went out to eat so frequently that she was teased that she should weigh hundreds of pounds. Somehow, even though she had very limited physical activity due to the polio, she never wore more than a size 12 petite. She was predeceased by her parents, Elgie Grover (July 15, 1981) and Florence Decker Grover (Aug. 4, 1993) and in-laws, Glen Trible (March 16, 1965) and Florence Marbaker Trible (May 28, 1954) and brothers-in-law, Orrin Ross (Jan. 18, 2000) and Sherle Smith (Dec. 10, 2001). Marie is survived by her husband, Clyde of Beaver Meadows; and their children, Brian Trible of Irish Hill, Nancy (David) Keeler of Lime Hill and Alan (Laurie) Trible of Auburn Center and sister-in-law, Mae Ross of Laceyville. Also surviving are her siblings, Donna (Terry) Nesmith of Childs, Phyllis Smith of Hanover and Dale (Debbie) Grover of Laceyville; her grandchildren, Jeanine Lynch of Chester Spring, PA, Heather Trible of San Antonio, TX, Brian Trible, Jr. of Montrose, James Lynch of Sayre, Michael (Whittney) Lynch of Tunkhannock, Alan Trible, Jr. of Tunkhannock, April Trible and Randy Trible of Auburn Center and step-grandchildren, Will (Christina) and Mark Keeler, all of Redding, CA; her great-grandchildren, Sicilia Trible, Aurora Trible, Maximus Trible, Derrick Trible, Rowan Trible, Hadlee Browning and Adeline Lynch; her step-great-grandchildren, Jaeda Keeler, Andre Keeler and Cynthia Grace Keeler and by several cousins, nieces and nephews. A special thank you to Christine Keeney, CRNP, and Katie Henfling, CRNP, who provided extraordinary medical care to Marie throughout her most recent health issues. Katie took over after Christine retired. Katie referred to Marie as the healthiest sick person that she knew. The family thanks personal care providers Alyssa Hicks, Jenny Newhart and Angie Cummings who helped her at home. They provided such loving care to Marie, and she was grateful for their assistance. The funeral service for Marie will be held on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Sheldon Funeral Home, 155 Church Street, Wyalusing, PA with Lay Minister Vickie Ellis of the Beaver Meadows Church Inc. officiating. Family and friends may call from 11 AM until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Beaver Meadows Church, Inc. c/o Lay Minister Vickie Ellis, 2198 Clapper Hill Road, Laceyville, PA. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

CHARLIE HALL, 80, of Huntersville, died Thursday, March 29, 2018 at his home. Born August 7, 1937 in Wolf Twp., he was a son of the late Guy L. and Loretta A. (Crosley) Hall. He married the former Caroline A. Barto, and together they celebrated 60 years of marriage. Charlie was a 1955 graduate of Hughesville High School. He then served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corp. Charlie held many positions, he worked for Lycoming County Agriculture Dept., Modecraft, Sprout-Waldron, was a dairy farmer, was a director for Sullivan County REC, and was the Wolf Township supervisor and road master, where he retired from on December 31, 2017. He also belonged to the Webster Cemetery Committee. Charlie was a heart transplant recipient 21 years out of surgery. He loved riding four wheelers, watching and playing baseball with his grandchildren, and spending time with family. In addition to his wife he is survived by two daughters, Penny (David) Booth of Huntersville, and Carmen Shoemaker of Hughesville; two sisters, Margaret Shaner of Muncy, and Jeanette (Cecil) Casner of Williamsport; one brother, Lee (Carol) Hall of Hughesville; one step-brother, Carl Z. Stevens of Unityville; five grandchildren, Amiann (Brynn) Bower, John VanDine, Jason Booth, Sam (Jessica) Booth and, Lily Shoemaker; and a great-granddaughter, Amia Bower. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Charles "Chuck" Leroy Hall, Jr.; a daughter, Ann VanDine. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 5 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Kevin St. Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Webster Cemetery, Huntersville. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Huntersville United Methodist Church, 5263 Rabbittown Rd., Muncy, PA. –Funeral home obit

 

HALL –CONNIE J. (HALL) ALLEN, 73, of Wellsburg, New York and formerly of Troy, Pennsylvania, passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018, at ELCOR in Horseheads, New York. Connie was born on May 7, 1945 in Troy, daughter of the late Robert N. and Mabel (Abbey) Hall. She was a Troy High School graduate, who after did factory work at LRC, ran a snack truck, and later worked as a bartender at Settlement. Connie enjoyed reading, collected antiques and Native American Art, loved her cats and dogs, and in her years loved riding horses. Connie is survived by her sons: Brian C. (Kimberly) Allen of Troy, Pennsylvania, Steven R. (Holly) Allen of Wellsburg, New York, Harold J. (Melisa) Allen of Lowman, New York, and Joseph G. Allen of Waverly, New York; her grandchildren: Brittney McHenry, Jathan Allen, Madeline Allen, Michele Allen, Zachery Allen, Sierra Allen, Eli Allen, and her step granddaughter Kaitlin Strope; her brother Robert (Phyllis) Hall of Sullivanville, New York; along with several nieces and nephews. Connie was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Jerry Hall. The celebration of Connie’s life will be held at a later date. The Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, New York, has been entrusted with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 5/14/2018

 

DAVID BENTON HALL, 76, of Hannibal, Missouri, passed away Monday, Sept. 4, 2017. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9 at St. John's Lutheran Church. The Rev. Richard Ingmire officiated. Burial was in the Grand View Burial Park. Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8 at the Smith Funeral Home and Chapel. David was born on Sept. 3, 1941, in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, the son of Sanford and Jane (Benton) Hall. He was united in marriage to Marilyn Lochmoeller on July 30, 1966, in St. Louis, Missouri. She survives him. Other survivors include two sons, David Hall and wife Wendy, and John Hall and wife Dianna; four grandchildren, Brooke, Emma, Benton and Sophie Hall; one sister, Marjorie Hall; one brother-in-law, Don Lochmoeller and wife Jane; one sister-in-law, Susan Bastian and husband Jim; and two nieces and one nephew. Mr. Hall was preceded in death by his parents. David attended Pennsylvania State University and subsequently worked for the Ingersoll-Rand Company in Athens, Pennsylvania, and St. Louis. During this time, he served his country in the Army National Guard. For the past 40 years, David has been owner and manger of Mark Twain Supply Co. Mr. Hall was the past treasurer of the Missouri-Kansas Industrial Distributors Association and former member of the Hannibal Industrial Chamber of Commerce. David enjoyed playing the trombone in the Hannibal Big Band. He was a faithful member of the St. John's Lutheran Church, where he had served on the board of trustees. David was a man of integrity who was very proud of his two sons and their families. He loved camping in his motorhome with his wife by his side and he could fix anything that would be a challenge to some. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church in care of the Smith Funeral Home and Chapel. –Towanda Daily Review 9/13/2017

 

HALL –DORIS TITUS, 87, of Waverly, N.Y., passed away Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, with her nephew Joe and his wife Glenda at her side, at Elderwood Facility in Waverly. She was born in Sayre on May 8, 1930 to John and Iva Mason Hull. She married Reid Titus in 1950. They relocated to Lancaster, Pa., and lived there for over 30 years. While Reid worked at the Hamilton Watch Company, she graduated from cosmetology school, fulfilling her ambition to be a hairdresser. She was predeceased by her parents, her beloved husband Reid in 1990, her brother James, her sister Jean and brother-in-law Joe, Charles Stanton, and her cherished niece Paulette Fish. Doris is survived by her nephew Joseph Solowiej, his wife Glenda, and her niece Patricia Soperak. Also, by her grandnieces and nephews Paulette Dykeman, Hilary Soperak, Michael Soperak (fiancé Sherryann Tulimieri), Clifford Solowiej (Yahna), and Lisa Solowiej (Paul Collins), as well as their children Danika, Shane, Emily, Rose, Maggie and Michael. Also, by Patrick Englishby, her late niece's husband William Fish, special friend Bruce Grier, great-grandniece Jessica Hickey, niece Kay Husick, and many more nieces and nephews, too numerous to mention. Doris was interested in every aspect of daily living in her neighborhood, everyone who knew her cared for her and looked out for her, and she appreciated and enjoyed every day. Service and interment will be at the Fairview Cemetery in Dushore, Pa., at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of The Thomas Cremation and Funeral Service, 1297 Elmira St., Sayre. –Sayre Morning Times 1/9/2018

 

HALL –LAURA L. MORAN, age 61, of Mansfield, PA, passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 10, 1957 in Brownsville, PA, a daughter of Arthur and Ruth (Gephart) Hall. Laura was the wife of Jack L. Moran. She enjoyed collecting angels, spending time with all her grandchildren and furry babies, Duke, Wolf, Teddy Bear, and Nubs. She is survived by her husband, Jack; two sons, Jackie Moran, Jr., of Blossburg, PA, Timothy Moran of WA; three daughters, Joy (Joe) Wimpelberg of Blossburg, PA, Tina (Jay) Adams of Covington, PA, Kimberly (Chuck) Lattimer of Sayre, PA; 11 grandchildren, Raiden Wimpelberg, Aleah Wimpelberg, Logan Moran, Nolen Moran, Tyler Gernert, Kaylee Lattimer, Chelsea Moran, Jordan Adams, Joshua Adams, Zachary Moran, Cody Moran. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Robert Hall. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 5PM at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to Buckheit Funeral Chapel to assist with expenses. –Funeral home obit

 

JOHN A. HALLETT age 78 reported for his final duty on 6/16/2018. His duty comes with a huge sign-on bonus, a reunion with family and friends he has not seen in a long time.  John was born on May 19, 1940 in Waverly, NY to Mary Katherine and Abram David Hallett. John’s family were the descendents of Joseph “Uncle Joe” Hallett, founder of Waverly’s first fire department and pillar of the community. John dabbled in many forms of employment. His biggest honor was the US Marine Corp, he was also in the US Army Reserve. He was the owner of Hallett’s Texaco Garage, worked at Stroehmann’s, The IR and American LaFrance. Many called him the “real” Mayor of Waverly. John was a Great Man, Father, and Marine. As every good Marine does, he made sure those under his charge were taken care of at all times, this included family, friends, and even strangers. John had little but he would gladly give what he had if someone needed it. In most recent years he could be seen on his scooter around town delivering food or buying groceries for friends. John loved to cook. It wasn’t unusual for him to cook a community breakfast at Elizabeth Square.
 John was a writer of short stories about his adventures in uniform and his everyday life. He loved nothing more than to make us laugh. John enjoyed music and good conversation. He was an avid NASCAR and Chemung racing fan. He loved a good joke and always had a funny story to tell. John took fashion cues from no one and could be seen on a hot day in his boxers, he insisted looked like shorts, in the halls of Elizabeth Square or while grabbing a donut at Jolly Farmers. He had great legs. John never gave up on love and as a result shared the company of many beautiful women over the years. He refused to believe his “ship had sailed”.  John loved his family and was very proud of his three children, his grandchildren, and great grandchildren. John’s heart was as big as his size 15 shoes. When John was told he had only a few days to live, he didn’t cry but had one request. He wanted to have a Party. He was surrounded by his loving family and his final words were from a song - “Good night Irene, I’ll see you in my dreams”. John was predeceased by his parents, brother, Robert Hallett; sister, Mary Ann Hallett; and Grandmother, Mary VanDuzer. He is survived by his three children, Mary (John) Sobol, Barbara (Sam) Sloat, David (Judy) Hallett; grandchildren, Sarah (Mark) Soprano, Anthony Perry, Jon Perry, Max Rogers, Daniel Sloat, Amanda Sloat, John Hallett and David Hallett, Jr.; great grandchildren, Gianna and Amelia Soprano and Savannah Perry, all of Waverly, NY. Those wishing to make a donation in John Hallett’s name may do so by donating to The Red Door Senior Food Pantry, 359 Broad Street, Waverly, NY . Graveside services will be held July 27, 2018. Please contact family members for details. The family is being assisted by Blauvelt Funeral Home, Waverly, NY. “And when they gaze on heavens scenes they will find the streets are guarded by the United States Marines. – Marine Hymn Semper Fi –Funeral home obit

 

HAMILTON –DORIS A. GRINNELL, age 97, passed away May 2, 2018 after living a long and full life. Born on Aug 16, 1920 in, Rutland, PA. Doris was the daughter of the late, Stanley & Ascha Garrison Hamilton. She married Shirley S. Grinnell on May 10. 1940 and cherished 69 years together until his passing on April 12, 2009. She retired as an office manager from North Penn Telephone Co. after 45 years of dedicated service. In early years she was a switch board operator. A social person she enjoyed playing cards, travel, reading, time spent with her friends at the Southport Senior Center; and was a longtime member of the Pennsylvania Ave. United Methodist Church. Surviving is her loving family; children, Dennis (Rita) Grinnell, Wellsburg, NY; Mary Stormer, Tillson, NY; 4 grandchildren, Gary (Melissa) Grinnell, Amy (Christopher Rose) Aken, Benjamin (Sanja) Stormer, and David (fiancée, Leah Baumwell) Stormer; 5 great grandchildren, Gavin, Olivia, Ella, Parker, and Emma; brother, Marshall (Cindy) Hamilton; sister-in-law, Anne Hamilton; nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Doris was predeceased by a sister, Phyllis Hamilton; brothers, Willys (Barbara) Hamilton, Mason Hamilton and sister-in-law, Nancy Hamilton. Services will be held at the family's convenience. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/4/2018

 

JAMES M. HAMILTON, age 91, of Wellsboro, PA, passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at Broad Acres. He was born on June 21, 1926 in Elora, TN, a son of Merton and Daisy "Betty" (Money) Hamilton. James was the husband of Eleanor J. (Yoder) Hamilton who he was married to for 72 years and they lived in Liberty, PA most of their lives. He was employed as a manager at the East Smithfield Farm Milk Plant and worked as a farm inspector for Dairy Farmers of America for many years. James was a member of the Freiden's Lutheran Church. He enjoyed playing basketball, baseball and wood working. James is survived by three sons, J. Scott (Karen) Hamilton of Henrietta, NY, David (Nancy) Hamilton of Nazareth, PA, Todd (Kimberly) Hamilton of Canton, PA; two daughters, Sharyn (Maynard) Kreger of Hornell, NY, Vicky Green of Nazareth, PA; thirteen grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; a sister, Marie Shultis of Rochester, NY. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 1PM to 2PM at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will immediately follow at 2PM with Pastor Harry Colegrove officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Frieden's Lutheran Church, PO Box 132, Liberty, PA. –Funeral Home obit

 

TODD ALLEN HAMILTON JR., 32, of 501 Sharcana Road, Monroeton, Pennsylvania, passed away Sunday evening, Nov. 26, 2017, at his home following a courageous lifelong battle against cystic fibrosis.
Todd was born on Oct. 21, 1985, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, the son of Todd Allen Hamilton Sr. and Sherri Haney Hamilton. He moved with his family to Monroeton at age 5 and attended the Towanda schools, graduating from Towanda Area High School with the class of 2004. While in high school, Todd attended Northern Tier Career Center, where he studied diesel mechanics and also worked on the Barkley View Farm. He later worked as a driver for Pelton Trucking of Franklindale. Todd loved country life, working on the farm, hunting, fishing, and growing vegetables. Through his illness, Todd remained positive, outgoing, and was known for his great sense of humor. He loved to take the time to stop and talk with others, especially with those who were older than himself. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. His family includes his parents, Todd Allen Hamilton Sr. and Sherri Haney Hamilton, with whom he resided; sister, Sybil Fretz of Mehoopany, Pennsylvania; maternal grandparents, Arthur and Kathleen Haney Jr. of Standing Stone; uncles and aunts, Arthur and Nancy Haney III of Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania, Edward and Kathy Haney of Kintnersville, Pennsylvania, Bill and Heather Haney of Monroeton; and cousins, Josh, Jeremy and Jake Haney, and Scott and Jessica Lehr. Abiding with Todd’s request, there will be no funeral service or visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be directed to The House of Care, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, PA, who provided assistance and housing for Todd’s family during his times of hospitalization; the Monroeton Public Library, P.O. Box 145, Monroeton, PA or to a charity of one’s choice in Todd’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review 11/28/2017

 

ARTHUR J. HANEY JR., 82, of 2241 River Road, Wysox, Pennsylvania, Standing Stone Township, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, at home with family by his side. Arthur was born in Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvaina, on May 21, 1936, the son of Arthur J. Haney Sr. and Elizabeth McEntee Haney. Arthur was employed as an electrical contractor for many years and following retirement relocated from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, to reside in Bradford County to begin renovating houses. He enjoyed hunting with his sons and grandsons. During the summer months, Arthur enjoyed gardening and would donate extra produce to share with area senior citizens. He also served as a volunteer locally with Hezekiah’s Hands. Possessing a congenial personality, Arthur was able to initiate a conversation with anyone, anytime. He looked forward to family events, going to the beach, annual trips to Knoebels Park with the entire family, holiday dinners and summer picnics by the pond. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Kathleen E. Kromer Haney, whom he married on Feb. 14, 1959; children, Sherri Ann (Todd) Hamilton of Monroeton, Arthur J. (Nancy) Haney III of Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania, Edward T. (Kathy) Haney of Kintnersville, Pennsylvania, William J. (Heather) Haney of Monroeton, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Sybil Fretz, Josh and Jeremy Haney, Jessica and Scott Lehr and Jacob Haney; and great-grandchildren, Bryce Fretz and Levi Perry. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a grandson, Todd “TJ” Hamilton; sister, Ethel Whitman; and brother, Robert Haney. Abiding with Arthur’s request, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to a charity or an organization of one’s choice in memory of Arthur J. Haney Jr. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pennsylvania, is assisting the Haney family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 8/3/2018

 

HANGER –DORIS ELAINE HANGER YOUNG, 91, passed away on January 31, 2018 in Naples, FL. She was born December 15, 1926 to Robert Luther Hanger and Hannah Grace Jones Hanger in Elkins, WV. Doris had one sister Betty McGrane of Colorado Springs, CO. She was the loving wife of Dr. Jerome Kenneth (Jake, now deceased) formerly of Canton, PA. and Naples, FL. They met in Doris's hometown of Elkins, WV. where Jake was stationed as a cadet flight officer during WWII. Doris said that Jake, who was a terrific jitterbugger, literally danced his way into her heart. They corresponded throughout WWII while Jake was stationed in England as a bomber pilot, and Doris worked as head secretary to the Vice President of Purchasing at Glenn L. Martin. They married in 1945. After the war, Doris put Jake through optometry school working as a secretary in Philadelphia. They then moved to Canton, PA where they had three children, Terry Beeson of Bonita Springs, FL; Jerry (Jake) Young of Canton, PA; and Julie Young of Arden, NC. Doris is survived by 3 grandchildren, Holly Beeson of Huntersville, NC; Lainie Kitzmiller of Tucson, AZ; and Zach Young of Camptown, PA. She is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Jake and Amelia Kitzmiller of Tucson, AZ; a sister-in-law Marilyn Young of Camptown, PA; a sister-in-law Pat Goodwin and brother-in-law John Goodwin of Elmira, NY. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Upon retiring in 1983, Doris and Jake traveled around the United States in their motor home finding Naples, FL where they permanently moved in 1987. Doris will be remembered as a ray of sunshine with a kind and generous heart whose mission in life was to bring beauty, peace, and joy. Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

STEVEN J. HANSEN, 73, of Alba, PA passed away while surrounded by loved ones Thursday, December 28, 2017. Steven James was born in Brooklyn, NY April 30, 1944. A son of the late Otto Vellerup Hansen and Mary (Tobiansky) Szczsinisniwicz. Steve was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He worked as an auto body technician and mechanic. Most recently for Fitzpatrick & Lambert in Dushore and earlier at McClure Auto Dealership in Troy. Steve, “Papa Hansen” will always be remembered for his “pink bellies” and “circus tricks” but mostly for his endless supply of love and joy of his four wonderful and amazing granddaughters. Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law; Michael and Kathryn Hansen of Marietta, PA, four granddaughters who were the light of his life; Hailey, Zoe, Aurora and Willow, two brothers and a sister; Sam Hansen of Dover, NJ, Orey Hansen of Lewisburg and Andrea Seymour of Greer, SC, four nephews and two nieces, special friends; Steve and Carol Bastion and Julia Palmer all of Alba, The gang at Troy Lunch and his cat, Pumpkin. As per Steve’s wishes, there will be no services.  Funeral home obit contributed byCarol Brotzman

 

CHRISTOPHER LEE "CHRIS" HARDING, 52, of Rochester, NY, formerly of the Sayre, PA, passed away unexpectedly following a brief illness at Rochester General Hospital. He was born on July 6, 1965 in Sayre, PA, the son of Donald and Betty (Hill) Harding. Chris was a 1983 graduate of Sayre High School. Following graduation, he joined the US Navy. A Veteran of the Navy, Chris served from 1983-1988 as a Helicopter Mechanic. He was employed with Dr. Pepper Snapple Group (Motts) in Williamson, NY. Chris was an avid hunter, fisherman, and golfer. Chris loved spending time outdoors, and much of that time was spent at his campsite on Alexandria Bay. When camping, he could always be found sitting beside a bonfire. He was predeceased by his mother, Betty Harding Torpy in 2004, paternal grandfather, Donald Harding, paternal grandmother, Mamie (Earl) Harding Robinson, maternal grandparents, Harold and Ann Hill, maternal grandparents, Lawrence and Leona Frey, and close cousin, Rick Gay. Christopher is survived by his children, Justin (Dixie Waite) Harding of Wolcott, NY, Anne Marie (Erin) Dowd of Sodus, NY, wife, Michelle Harding of Shortsville, NY, 6 grandchildren, father and step-mother, Donald and Ina Harding of Athens, PA, step-father, Steve Torpy of Cando, ND, sisters, Leona "Jean" Malanoski of Athens, PA, Sandra (William) Conrad of Athens, PA, and Brenda (Mike) Walenpa of Painted Post, NY, brother, Todd Torpy of Sious Falls, SD, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Family and friends may call on October 1, 2017 from 2pm - 4pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at the funeral home at 4pm. Burial will take place privately at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Christopher's memory to a charity of one's choice.

 

 JOHN E. HARFORD SR. -  "Let not your hearts be troubled, we say goodbye and heaven is saying welcome. We leave our earthly family and join our heavenly family. We grieve and heaven rejoices. We lose and heaven gains. We wage war that we might have peace." John E. Harford Sr., 81, of Horseheads, formerly of Sayre, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Corning Center in Corning, N.Y.He was predeceased by his parents, Stanley and Viola Harford; first wife, Arline Harford; sister, Diane Buynak; brother, Richard Harford; and great-grandchildren, Dillon Bailey and Kristian Naquin.
John is survived by his loving wife of almost 25 years, Marlene "Sue" Harford; children, Linda (Tony) Squier of Mena, Ark., MaryAnn (Steven) Hedgeland of Sayre, John (Jackie) Harford Jr. of Running Spring, Calif., and Paul Harford of Mount Jackson, Va.; cousin, Barbara Murphy; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; along with many nieces and nephews and many friends. John was a 1956 graduate of Waverly High School who loved his family and being in the outdoors and woodworking. He was active in Civil War re-enactments. A time of calling will be held on Monday, April 23, 2018 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 23, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. William Wells officiating. –Sayre Morning Times 4/19/2018

 

HARFORD –MRS. LINDA STARLENE NAYLOR, age 74, of Springville, PA, passed away on Saturday evening, June 2, 2018, surrounded by her loving family, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Linda was born in South Auburn, PA, on November 16, 1943, the daughter of the late Perry Harford (d. November 14, 1990), and Doris Bowman Harford (d. December 8, 1995). Most of her younger years were spent in the South Auburn area, where she graduated from the Elk Lake High School. On April 20, 1961 she married Richard “Dick” Naylor, and were married for the last 57 years. For over 40 years, Linda and Dick owned and operated their farm, the Rolyan Farm in Springville twp., in Susquehanna Co. Throughout the years, Linda was a member of the Springville Jr. Women’s Club; she was a 4-H Leader with the DES Dairy Club; She spent many enjoyable years at the Harford and Wyoming Co. Fairs while her family showed their dairy cows; and for the last few years, she enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s school activities and their sporting events. Linda and Dick were avid supporters of the Elk Lake Basketball teams throughout the years. Surviving is her husband, Richard “Dick” Naylor of Springville, PA; her children, Brent Naylor, of Springville, PA; Stacy and Mark Houck, of Stowell, PA; Craig Naylor (Sally Brozonis) of Springville, PA; and Tara and Shawn Bushnell, of Dimock, PA; also her grandchildren, Eli Houck; Chaney Houck; Zane Naylor; Bo Bushnell; Brody Bushnell; and Grasyn Bushnell. She is also survived by  special family friends, Nick and Jennifer Andrejack, of Montrose, PA, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her sister, Sally Jo Lewis, who passed away on February 7, 1997. Private family graveside services, will be held at the convenience of her family at the Lynn Cemetery. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen, PA. Those wishing may make memorial donations to the Susquehanna Co. 4-H Dairy Program; C/O Susquehanna Co. Extension Office, 88 Chenango St., Montrose, PA. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

HARKNESS –LINDA HARKNESS DUROCHER, 67, formerly of Troy, Pennsylvania, passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 1, 2017 at her home in North Situate, Rhode Island. She was the daughter of her late parents, John and Patricia Harkness Jr. Linda graduated from Troy High School in 1967. In June she attended her 50th class reunion and had a great time making her classmates identify her. She is survived by daughter, Dawn; and son, Ryan and wife Marcia; grandchildren, Chatel Cunha, daughter of Dawn and Louie Cunha, and Ryan Durocher Jr., all from Rhode Island; brother, John (Corky) of Columbia Cross Roads. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert. A "meet and greet" will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 7 at the Troy Vets Club to honor Linda. Donations can be made to the Troy Class of 1967 for the purchase of a seat for the auditorium in memory of Linda. Contributions can be made to Sally Sterling, 1445 Ayres Road, Gillett, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 9/8/2017

 

LLOYD EARL HARRINGTON JR., age 56, of Colley Township, PA, passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 21, 2018, at his home with his loving partner Traci Mason at his side. Born in Elmer, NJ on May 31, 1962, Lloyd was a son of the late Lloyd Earl Sr. and Pearl Marie (Hubbard) Harrington. He was a graduate of Delsea Regional High School, Class of 1980, in Franklin Township, NJ. He began his working career as a machinist in the tool and die business for Land Sea Air in New Jersey. He then travelled down the Pacific Coast and across the Midwest installing electrical power-lines. Lloyd owned a bar named “The Mangey Moose” as well as his own construction company during the time he spent living in Wyoming. He was also a skilled construction worker who was subcontracted through various companies in Arizona and Pennsylvania. Since moving to Sullivan County, PA in 2014, he spent his time working in construction with his friend Eric “Flaco” Watson in the Eagles Mere area.  Lloyd was larger than life and brought love and laughter into the lives of those around him. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles, gardening, and telling stories. More than all, he had a ton of love in his heart for his nieces and nephews and would do anything he could to protect those he loved. He is predeceased by his parents as well as his sister, Kathy Sue Murphy. Lloyd is survived by his partner, Traci Mason, along with her daughters Dawn (Dominick) Baruffi of Vineland, NJ and Melanie Mason of Richland, NJ, and his pride and joy “granddaughter” Scarlett Baruffi. He is also survived by his brother, Jack (Terry) Harrington of Pedricktown, NJ, sister, Jill (Paul) Huenke of Plantation, FL, nieces and nephews Michael, Khara, Jennifer (Dan), Jackson, Jillian (Mark), and Paul, grand nieces and nephews Kylie, Delilah, Victoria, Jackson, Zhenja, and Gabriel, and beloved extended family members in NJ, NC, and VA. Lloyd’s wishes, all services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements are at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA. –Funeral home obit

 

HARSHAW –JEAN FRANCES VAN DYKE, 95, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 in Leesburg, FL. She was born Nov. 18, 1921 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Jack and Mary Jones Harshaw. She was a graduate of Tulsa High School and Tulsa University where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She worked as a stenographer for the Army Air Corp in Pinehurst, SC and Fort Worth, TX. Following her marriage to Vernon Van Dyke on June 25, 1945 in Fort Worth, they settled in his hometown of Tunkhannock, PA, where they resided for 50 years and raised four children. Jean assisted her husband in their commercial printing business, Van Dyke Press, and later worked at Wyoming County Press (New Age-Examiner). She was actively involved in her community for many, many years. She was a librarian at the Tunkhannock Public Library and formerly served on the Board, was a member of the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church and a charter member of the Tunkhannock Women’s Club. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed flower gardening. Upon retirement, Jean and Vernon bought a second home in Leesburg, FL (Hawthorne). Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon in 1995; parents, Jack and Mary Harshaw and sister, Mary Louise Harshaw King. She is survived by her four children: daughter, Alice Van Dyke and husband, Joseph Collura of Tunkhannock and Leesburg, FL; John Van Dyke of Tunkhannock, PA; daughter, Janice Van Dyke of Brant Lake, NY, and daughter, Christine Pernot and husband, David of Gaffney, SC; five grandchildren: Philip Warner and wife, Valeria of Round Rock, TX; Karyn Warner Brostoski and husband, Joseph of Meshoppen; Michael Behling of Boston, MA; Adriana Boylan of Oakland, CA, and Colette Boylan of Bend, OR; three greatgranddaughters: Keryne Brostoski, Cassidy Brostoski and Sasha Warner; nieces, Susan King and Nancy Sawalich and nephew, Frank King. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Tunkhannock Public Library, 220 West Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, PA or Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care, 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL. Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Christine Pernot, 3723 Union Highway, Gaffney, SC . A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

RICHARD A. HARVEY, 63, of Waverly NY, passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018 at Elderwood in Waverly, NY after a long courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease.  Throughout his illness he managed to retain his sense of humor and his funny tee shirts brought many smiles to staff and fellow residents.

Richard was predeceased by his parents, Kathleen (Bishop) Harvey and Howard E. Harvey.  He is also survived by two sisters and brothers-in-law Sharon and Leonard Sacco of Waverly and Mary L. and Dale Tears of Mansfield PA: and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Richard was a veteran who served in the United States Marine Corp during the Vietnam War.  After leaving the service he worked at Tioga Nursing Facility in Waverly as a Certified Nursing Assistant for 18 years until illness forced him to retire. A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 11 am at the Union Cemetery in Lathrop Township, PA. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, PO Box 5014 Hagerstown MD. –Funeral home obit

 

HAUNGS –MRS. ROSE (HAUNGS) HARLEY, 78, of Troy, Pennsylvania, passed away on July 19, 2018.
She was born into the Mohawk Nation on the Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve, Ontario, Canada. As a master in the art of beadwork, she has, over the years, taught so many this beautiful technique, so it would not be a lost art. Known to all as “Tota” (Native word meaning elder/grandmother) she was a woman with a beautiful and loving spirit, who will be missed and loved by all who knew her. She was predeceased by her husband, Charlie (2008). She is survived by her children, Deborah (David) Fogleman, Sandra (Richard) Pilling, Kenneth (Tracy) Haungs, Robert (Nichole) Harley, and Karen (Ralph) Sorrentino. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Quote: “My Soul remains free, with the eagle it flies.” We love you Mom (My Darling.) In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fine Arts Council of Troy, sponsoring local high school art students with college scholarships. Donations can be made to: Fine Arts Council of Troy, Attention Kathy Brown, 190 Parkhurst Road, Troy, PA. Memo on check should reflect “Rose Harley Memorial Scholarship Fund” (not set up for electronic donations.)
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 6, 2018, at the Austinville Union Church, 2977 Austinville Road, Troy, Pennsylvania. –Towanda Daily Review 7/31/2018

 

LAURIE ANN HAWLEY, 53, of Towanda, Pennsylvania, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018.
Laurie was born on Aug. 23, 1964, in Towanda, the daughter of Leroy G. Hawley and the late Ruth Irene Atwell Hawley. Surviving are her father, Leroy G. Hawley of Towanda; sister, Karen Blauvelt of Towanda; brother, Michael Hawley of Sayre; nieces, Lisa and Susan Hawley of Sayre; nephew, Travis Vought of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her son, Mark Matthew Hawley, on March 27, 2014; and mother, Ruth Irene Atwell Hawley, on Jan. 8, 2010. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pennsylvania, is assisting the Hawley family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 5/19/2018

 

CHARLES WILLIAM HEATH, 58, of Summerfield, Florida passed away Oct. 14, 2017 at The Villages Regional Hospital, The Villages, Florida. Charles was born on Feb. 12, 1959 in Sayre, Pennsylvania, a son of the late James and Eunice (Sites) Heath. He worked in air conditioning as an HVAC duct master and training manager. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed FSU football and NASCAR. Charles would always lend a helping hand whenever it was needed and he will be greatly missed by his family, friends and co-workers. Charles is survived by daughter, Jamie Heath of Summerfield, Florida; sons, Kyle Heath of Sarasota, Florida, Jason Kithcart of Pennsylvania, Jeremiah Pond of Tennessee. He is also survived by sisters, Amanda Worthington of Rome, Pennsylvania, Kathy Heath of Summerset, New Jersey; and brothers, James Heath of Towanda, Pennsylvania, Allen Heath of Two Rivers, Wisconsin, and Godfrey Heath of Towanda, Pennsylvania; and his former wife, Donna Heath of Summerfield, Florida.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL. –Towanda Daily Review 10/21/2017

 

HEIDIG –JANET B. HUNSINGER, 79, of Hamilton, N.Y., formerly of Waverly, Pa., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 at her home. She was born Aug. 9, 1938 in Scranton, Pa., a daughter of Willard J. and Eleanor Morgan Heidig and was a graduate of Waverly High School in 1956. She married C. Jan Hunsinger in January 1958 in Waverly. Janet owned and operated the Barn Door shop in Earlville, N.Y., for over 10 years. Janet loved the simple things in life, a good glass of wine, Godiva chocolate, spending time in the garden or watching her story were among her favorite pleasures. Janet understood the importance of helping others and in her later years, spent much of her free time helping her Madison Lane community, offering her talents and services wherever she could make a difference. Surviving are her children, Jan Clifford Hunsinger of Moravia, N.Y., Chris Allen (Pam) Hunsinger of Queensbury, N.Y., Heidi Beth (Donald) Johnson of Earlville, N.Y., Todd Willard Hunsinger of Albany, N.Y.; brother and sisters-in-law, Willard Richard (Ann) Heidig of Virginia, Susan Heidig of Waverly, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Ronald Robert Heidig. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 3 Preston St., Earlville, N.Y. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Thursday from noon-1 p.m., prior to the service. Interment will be in the Abington Hills Cemetery, Clarks Summit, Pa., at the convenience of her family. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her memory to the Cushing Support and Research Foundation at www.csrf.net. –Sayre Morning Times 1/29/2018

 

HEMMLER –MARGARET CHAMBERLAIN, 79, of Sayre, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 with her husband, daughter and grandson by her side. She was predeceased by her parents, Fred and Mary Hemmler; and her son, Thomas Chamberlain. Marge is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, R. Thomas Chamberlain; daughter, Donna (William) Kelsey of Sayre; grandchildren, Joshua, William and Westley; and a great-granddaughter. Marge was a RN at the Robert Packer Hospital for over 40 years, working in the OB department where she could work with the babies. She was a member of the Sayre Christian Church and enjoyed knitting and sewing. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York, with the Rev. James Donahoo officiating. –Sayre Morning Times 9/21/2017

 

GREGORY W. ‘GREGG’ HENRY, age 56, of Morris, PA, died on Monday, May 14, 2018. He was born on March 13, 1962 in Wellsboro, PA a son of Catherine E. (Bodine) Shumway and Darrell E. "Sonny" Henry and was a veteran serving in the US Army. He was married to Linda A. (Schiavoni) Henry and was the owner of The Inn at Babbs Creek, Morris, PA. Gregg enjoyed hunting, riding his motorcycle, making wine, playing guitar, listening to music and going to concerts. He is survived by his mother: Cathy and Tom "Lew" Shumway of Wellsboro, PA, father: Darrell "Sonny" and Susan Henry of Wellsboro, PA, wife: Linda A. Henry, son: Matthew Henry of Wellsboro, PA, daughters: Emily and Bob Nichols of Blossburg, PA, Sarah and Rich Poulin of Blossburg, PA, Lucy Henry of Ashville, NC, Allyson Henry of Waverly, NY, Christine Henry of Waverly, NY, brother: Kevin and Amy Henry of Fort Worth, TX, sister: Julie and Cal VanNess of Wellsboro, PA, 4 grandchildren, step-siblings: Randal Shuey of Epson, NH, Raymon Shuey of Newington, CT, Dawn Luce of Kensington, CT and special friends: Terry House, Jeanette Markowski and Neva Miller. Friends may call on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 11 AM to 1 PM at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. A memorial service will follow at 1:00 PM with Pastor Jody Reese officiating. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/19/2018

 

HENRY –RUTH HENRY COMFORT was born in Mehoopany in 1933. She died in her home in Vestal surrounded by love and family on Oct. 9, 2017. Ruth grew up on a dairy farm in rural Pennsylvania with seven brothers and sisters. She graduated as valedictorian from Tunkhannock High School and went on to attend Keystone Junior College on full scholarship, majoring in science. While there, she met and fell in love with Webb Comfort, her husband of 64 years. Over time, Ruth and Webb shared homes in State College, Endicott N.Y., Ann Arbor Mich., Wappingers Falls, N.Y. and finally Vestal, N.Y. where they have lived for the last 44 years. Fiercely intelligent, a lifelong love of learning was Ruth's greatest passion, leading her to obtain a B.A. in History at SUNY New Paltz, attending classes while taking care of four children, and an R.N. degree at Broome Community College. She worked at Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton, N.Y. and Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock. She was a voracious reader and instilled that love of reading in her children. She was a sharp card player and always did her crossword puzzles in pen. She was a dedicated member of the PEO Sisterhood since 1971 and past president of Chapter BO, a Philanthropic Educational Organization committed to promoting educational opportunities for all women. Ruth was funny. She had a dry wit like no other - which she often put to use writing poems for Christmas, anniversaries, and weddings. She was a multi-talented homemaker creating an environment of health, love and warmth for three generations of family and gave countless hours to helping others. Ruth was an incredible seamstress, making not only many of her family's clothes, but wedding gowns, suits, outfits for her husband's barbershop quartet, uniforms and flags for her daughter's drum corps, dozens of aprons for hospital staff in Haiti, robes for her PEO chapter, and more. She was a wonderful cook, baker, and candy maker. Among the many skills she taught herself were furniture upholstery and restoration, and chair caning; landscaping; painting and wallpapering; and numerous arts and crafts. Ruth loved to travel, and made many trips with her husband, friends, and sisters to Norway, France and England, Spain, Zimbabwe, Canada, and much of the US. Ruth especially loved being a favorite aunt to many nieces and nephews. It would be impossible to list all of the lives she has touched as a mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, nurse and PEO sister. Ruth is survived by her husband, Webb; sons: Steven (Gina) Comfort of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Benjamin Comfort of Durham, N.C.; daughters: Joanne (Lyal) Powell of Rochester, Minn., and Marcia (Michael) Fisher of Round Rock, Texas, as well as eight grandchildren: James, Ellen (Matt), Katheryn, Brendon, Erich (Meghan), Everett (Meredith), Evan, and Thomas; five great-grandchildren: Ella, Ryan, Michael, Henry, and Leia; and two sisters: Kay Dymond and Elsie Hamilton. She leaves behind many much-loved lifelong friends. A celebration of her life, with music by the Southerntiersmen Chorus, is planned for Nov. 18 at American Legion Post 89, 118 S. Jensen Rd., Vestal, N.Y. beginning at noon. In lieu of flowers, a memorial to the PEO Foundation at PEO Treasurer's Dept., 3700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA or the MS Society would be meaningful. –Wyoming County Examiner 11/1/2017

 

RONALD HARLEY HERR, 73, of Sheshequin Township, Pennsylvania went home to be with the Lord early Saturday morning, Feb. 3, 2018, from the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania. Ronald was born on Oct. 15, 1944, in Springfield, Ohio, the son of Amor Herr and Mary Thuma Herr. He was a graduate of Newton High School, Pleasant Hill, Ohio with the class of 1962. Following high school, Ronald attended Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania for two years and later received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana. Mr. Herr taught junior high science in Piqua, Ohio and Seven Mile, Ohio for several years. Ron and his wife Erma moved to Bradford County in the fall of 1978 where they purchased property to begin dairy farming, making extensive renovations to an older farm house, building their dairy barn, and growing their own vegetables and crops. Ron also served as a substitute teacher in the Wyalusing Valley School District. Ron was a dedicated member of the North Rome Wesleyan Church where he served in various capacities and also worked part-time. He enjoyed coaching Bible quizzing and had many successful teams. He and Erma were also very involved with the young adult community in the area through participating with the Happenin’ which met for years in Rome every Friday evening. Ron’s utmost priority in life was to love the Lord with all his heart, mind, soul and strength and his neighbor as himself. He had genuine love, concern and respect for everyone he met and served his family, friends and neighbors wholeheartedly both here and abroad. He and Erma served in southern Zambia for many years where he facilitated rural villages to mobilize their own energies and resources to build dams and boreholes with little more than picks, shovels, ox carts, wheelbarrows and a lot of sweat and sore muscles. Through his efforts, along-side the local people, many generations of Zambians now have access to year-round clean water and the ability to irrigate their crops and be healthier. He returned back to Bradford County in April of 2012 but left a huge part of himself in Zambia. His family includes his wife, Erma R. Mann Herr, daughter and son-in-law, Tandi and Owen Simwale and their children, Kara, Caleb, Jesse, Micah, Ezra and Eden Simwale, sisters, Winifred Knepper and husband Carl of Ohio, Eleanor Poe of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and many close friends. In addition to his parents, Ronald was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Marshall Poe. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 at the North Rome Wesleyan Church, with Pastor Ed Torres officiating. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pennsylvania is assisting the Herr family with arrangements. Donations in Ron’s memory may be made to www.IPSAHD.org This organization was started by his niece and nephew, Phillip and Krista Erbele, both medical doctors, who have dedicated their life work to improving public health in the country of Bhutan in South East Asia. The family would like to express heartfelt appreciation to all those who are praying and helping them through this time, especially the North Rome Wesleyan congregation. -2/8/2018

 

HEWES –BETTY (HEWES) GREBEY, 84, of Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, passed away on Feb. 14, 2018, after a brief illness. Born on March 28, 1933, in Sullivan County, Betty was the daughter of the late Jack and Hannah (Worthington) Hewes and the beloved wife of the late Charles Grebey. She attended high school in both Towanda, Pennsylvania, and in Mimico, Ontario in Canada. Betty earned her bachelor’s degree from Kutztown University and her master’s from Drexel University. In 1957-58, Betty and Charlie taught English and reading to the children of U.S. Army personnel in Germany. She taught library science at Villanova University for many years before working in the Coatesville School District and finally in the Downingtown School District as the chairperson of the library department before retiring in 1997. But, retirement did not slow her down. She was a devoted volunteer at the Chester Springs Library in Yellow Springs, Pennsylvania, and she was an organizer of the Pennsylvania School Librarian Association conference for many years. She enjoyed collecting Hummel figurines, cross-stitching and needlepoint and while Charlie was alive, they both earned their pilot licenses and enjoyed flying together. But, Betty was most passionate about reading, never being seen without a book or two in her possession at all times. She instilled and encouraged that passion in many of the young people in her life. Betty is survived by her sister, Harriet Vargason; her brother, Clayton Hewes; and her beloved sheltie, Oban; along with several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Audrey (Hewes) Bowman, and her brother, Kermit Hewes. Interment will be at a later date in Bradford County. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations in Betty’s name to the Chester Springs Library at Historic Yellow Springs, 1709 Art School Road, Chester Springs, PA 19425; or to your local library. There will be a celebration of Betty’s life from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28 at the Chester Springs Library at Historic Yellow Springs, 1709 Art School Road. Those attending are asked to bring a story or memory to share, along with a new or gently used children’s book that will be donated to local children in need. Arrangements are by the Donohue Funeral Home, 43 W. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 2/21/2018

 

HEWITT –MYRTLE A. DUNKLEBERGER of Rochester, NY, passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018. She was predeceased by parents, Walter Hewitt and Lula McLane Hewitt; her loving husband, Harris A. Dunkleberger; son, Dale A. Dunkleberger; sister, Beverly DeWitt and brother, Kenneth Hewitt. She is survived by daughter, Kay (Kenneth) Robertson, Hilton NY; grandchildren, Ann (Scott) Guererri, Michael (Margaret) Robertson, Todd A. Robertson, Nisa (Lynn) Kshir, Jamey Dunkleberger and Tyler (Katrina) Dunkleberger; 12 great grandchildren; sisters, Grace Balmer and Genevieve MacWhorter; daughter-in law, Pamela Moyer; special friend, Owen Cook; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to the United Methodist Church in Roseville, PA on Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 11:00am - 12:00pm. A Memorial Service celebrating Myrtle's life will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 12:00pm. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Myrtle's name may be made to Roseville United Methodist Church, 4118 Route 549, Mansfield, PA or Southern Tier Association for the Visually Impaired, 719 Lake Street, Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/29/2018

 

RANDY HILDEBRANT - Our hearts were broken on Saturday, April 28, 2018, the morning of Randy's 52nd birthday when he passed away and was reunited with his father Earl. Randy will be greatly missed by his mother Mary Lou Hildebrant of Waverly; his children: Amber (John) Gray of Ulster; Dustin (Chrystal) Hildebrant of Athens, Pa.; Nick Hildebrant, Sarah Hildebrant and Lacey Hildebrant of Sayre Pa.; his grandchildren: Austin Gray, Makenna McCartney, Natalea McCartney, Jaxston Hildebrant, his siblings: Mary (Lenni) Yaple of Nichols; Donna Goetke of Binghamton, Steve (Kornphat) Hildebrant of Key West Florida; Vicki Hunt of Wilmington, N.C., Jeremy (Melissa) Hildebrant of Smithboro, N.Y.; special cousin Tony Sherman and his girlfriend Cynthia Nye of Waverly. Many nieces and nephews. He was welcomed into heaven by his father Earl Hildebrant, his brothers-in-law: Frank Yaple and Scott Hunt. Randy treasured his family and always looked forward to spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was an avid race enthusiast and enjoyed fishing. Although you're now in heaven above we pray you feel our continuing love, how blessed we were by your life here .. we'll always hold your memory dear. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Wednesday, May 2 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. –Sayre Morning Times 5/1/2018

 

HILL –ANNA L. ROOKER, 86, of Hughesville died Friday, March 30, 2018 at The Gatehouse.
Born August 16, 1931 in Hughesville, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Carey (Hall) Hill. Her husband of 63 years, John R. Rooker, preceded her in death on January 21, 2014.  Anna was employed at various local retail establishments including the former Muncy Dry Goods, the former Haag’s 5 & 10, Hughesville, the former American Rescue Workers, Hughesville and the former ACE Hardware, Hughesville. She was very much a people person who would do anything to help someone in need. Anna was an avid reader who also enjoyed crocheting, knitting, walking, and buying collectables. Surviving are a son, Steven E. Rooker of Baltimore, MD, and a cousin, Beverly D. Kilgus of Pennsdale. In addition to her parents and husband, Anna was preceded in death by three brothers, Carl Hill, Elmer Hill, and John Hill; and two sisters, Pearl Marcey, and Kathryn Webster. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. –Funeral home obit

 

HILL –BECKY S. BENNETT, 51, of Hughesville, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at UPMC Susquehanna: Williamsport Regional Medical Center, surrounded by her husband and children. Born September 23, 1966 in Muncy, she was a daughter of Stanley L. Hill and Dorothy L. (Nunn) Day. She and her husband, Scott A. Bennett, celebrated 12 years of marriage on January 19, 2018. Becky was currently employed at Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport. She was a loving wife and mother who loved cooking, the outdoors, and spending time with family and her dogs. Becky will be sorely missed by those she impacted through her loving nature and kindness. Surviving, in addition to her parents and husband, are a daughter, Ashley N. Montgomery of Williamsport; a son, Blaine M. Johnson of Hughesville; and two sisters, Debra A. (Leo) Hartz of Tampa, FL and Bonnie L. (Fred) Houseknecht of Hughesville. Becky was preceded in death by two brothers, Ron A. Hill and Timothy L. Hill. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, July 16, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Bethany P. Wood officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at the funeral home. –Funeral home obit

 


 
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