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DiMARCO, Anthony J. - Anthony J. “Tony” DiMarco, 86, of Wellsboro, died on Friday, April 13, 2018 at The Green Home, Wellsboro. Tony was born on August 18, 1931 in Williamsport, the son of the late Paul and Rosalia (Raia) DiMarco. Tony was the owner of the former Tony’s Pizza and worked primarily as a laborer for Ward Manufacturing in Blossburg, retiring in 2003. He truly enjoyed the outdoors and wildlife, spending many hours mowing and maintaining his property along with feeding and observing the local wildlife. Tony was known to be very frugal, utilizing all resources and seeking out the best deals. He also loved playing bass guitar and played in a number of bands at some of the local nursing homes and senior centers. Tony will be remembered by friends and family for his humble and generous personality. Left to cherish Tony’s memory is his sister, Donna Engle and family of Williamsport; nephew, Jace DiMarco and family of Williamsport; and many dear friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Tony’s name to the Second Chance Animal Sanctuaries, 725 Gee Road, Tioga, PA 16946. Tony’s memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 6:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. There will be one hour of visitation prior to service from 5-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Pastor Darwin “Tink” Cranmer will be officiating services.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., Wellsboro. – Mansfield Gazette, 19 April 2018

 

DONNELLY, Elizabeth H. - Elizabeth H. Boykin age 89, of Woodhull, NY, died on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at her home. She was born on February 20, 1928 in Philadelphia, PA, a daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Volk) Donnelly. Elizabeth was the wife of the late Charles Boykin. She had been employed by City Hall. Elizabeth is survived by two sons; Charles Boykin of Levittown, PA, Michael Calladine of Lewisburg, PA; four daughters, Sharon Giquiere Phoenix, AZ, Nannett Kober of Philadelphia, PA, Charlene Calladine of Wetherly, PA, Cathleen Surine of Woodhull, NY, several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; two sisters, Jeanette Dawson of Blossburg, PA, and Patricia Hyland of Antrim, PA. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son William Calladine, a daughter Elizabeth Warner and a brother William Donnelly. In keeping with Elizabeth's wishes there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA has been entrusted with the arrangements. - Mansfield Gazette, 22 June 2017

 

DRAWBAUGH, Luther E. - Luther E. Drawbaugh Sr., 81, of Mansfield, died Jan. 18, 2018, at the Green Home, Wellsboro. He was born April 22, 1936 in Conewago Township York County, the son of Luther D. and Ada Lemkelde Drawbaugh. Luther was a retired truck driver. He was a member of the Stony Fork Baptist Church, and the Morris 55+ Club. He is survived by his wife, Freda; two sons, Luther Jr. (Theresa) Drawbaugh of York Haven, Bryan ( Kristen) Lehman of Dove; two daughters, Darlene Glatferter of Manchester, Debi Bryant of York; three step-daughters, Melinda (Jim) Jankowski of Mansfield, Rochelle (Dick) Strange of Mansfield, Marcia (Mike) Ehrhardt of Columbia, Md.; four step-sons, Stephen (Bernadette) Crumb of Union, Ohio, Kevin Crumb of Mansfield, Dennis (Linda) Crumb of Stony Fork, Wendell (Trudy) Crumb of Hanover; two sisters, Joyce Anderson of Dover, Sandra (Gerald) Franklin, of Dover; four grandsons; six great-grandchildren; 23 step-grandchildren; and 30 step-great grandchildren. Friends are invited to call at the Stony Fork Baptist Church, on Thursday Feb. 1, from 10-11:00 a.m. A memorial service will follow there at 11 with the Rev. Dennis Crumb officiating. Family will provide the flowers. - Mansfield Gazette, 25 January 2018

 

DUDA, Benjamin - Benjamin Duda, age 33, of Liberty, PA, died Thursday, August 3, 2017 at his home. He was born July 21, 1984 in Williamsport, PA, son of Charles A. and Linda K. (Roupp) Duda. Benjamin was a carpenter and a member of East Point Hunting Club; enjoyed hunting and fishing; and loved the outdoors. Benjamin is survived by his parents, Charles A. Duda of Roaring Branch, PA, and Linda K. Duda of Roaring Branch, PA; 2 sisters, Heather (Jeremy Hollingshead) Duda of Jackson, OH, Alison (Zachery) Loffredo of Chantilly, VA; a nephew, Alexander Loffredo; maternal grandmother, Marjorie Roupp of Wellsboro, PA; aunts, uncles, cousins; and his significant other, Tara Smith and her son, Bryson of Liberty, PA. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, August 6, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty 4H Shooting Sports, c/o JoAnn Black, P O Box 59, Liberty, PA 16930. -Mansfield Gazette, 10 August 2017

 

DUMAIS, Marie A. J. - 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 at (585)-596-5096 or (585)-596-1229. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. -  Williamsport Sun Gazette, 15 January 2018

 

DUNBAR, Russell E. - Russell E. Dunbar, age 85, of Millerton, PA died 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 (www.michaeljfox.org). Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. – Mansfield Gazette, 26 April 2018

 

DUNHAM, Jason Matthew - Jason Matthew "Bundy" Dunham, age 40 formerly of Galeton, died unexpectedly on Friday, June 30, 2017. Born June 2, 1977, he was the son of Gary Dunham and Terry (Gay) Baker. Jason was a great kind hearted person, who would do anything for anyone. He had the best laugh that no one will ever forget. Jason cherished his daughters, loved music and his friends. He is survived by his wife, Cortney Millhollin of Elliottsburg, PA; his daughters, Madison and Molly Dunham of Mechanicsburg, PA; his parents, Gary and Mary Dunham of Howard, NY and Terry and Brian Baker of Westfield, PA; a sister, Jessica Longwell of Avoca, NY; two brothers, Taylor Dunham of Machias, NY and Michael Piaquadio of Westfield; his grandparents, Tom and Geraldine Bogle, Sr. and Ann Martin-McAllen of Ahoskie, NC and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield. - Mansfield Gazette,  6 July 2017

 

DUNHAM, Robert Nickerson - Robert Nickerson Dunham, Wellsboro businessman for more than 45 years and owner of Dunham’s Furniture, died October 18, 2017 at Roswell Park Hospital in Buffalo, NY after a brief illness. He was 75 years old. He was the youngest son of the late Frank and Mercedes Nickerson Dunham of Wellsboro and brother of the late R. James Dunham, II. He is survived by his brother John (Nancy) of Wellsboro; sister-in-law, Miriam of Norfolk, VA; nieces: Judy Shaal of Delaware, Ohio; Ellen (Shawn) Bryant and Ann (Joe) Rawson of Wellsboro; nephews:R. James, III (Dianne) of Wellsboro; Peter of Morristown, NJ; and Bruce (Carol) of Jarrettsville, MD. Step nephews surviving are Duncan, Richard and John Hopkins (Aimee) and step nieces are Elizabeth Barge (Hal) and Susan Fleischman. Extended family survivors are Hector Hernandez and Kitty Chacon.  Bob was a 1960 graduate of Wellsboro High School followed by a Post Graduate year at Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, PA. He entered Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ with the class of 1965; however, he interrupted his education to take care of his obligation to Uncle Sam, in the U.S. Army. Following that, he went into the furniture business in Wellsboro, eventually opening a La Z Boy gallery. After the furniture business was running smoothly, he returned to Princeton and completed his undergraduate work, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Organ Performance.  In addition to his strong musical aptitude, Bob had a lifelong fondness for horses, and began riding at an early age with the Wellsboro Riding Club. (Once he rode a horse to his family’s residence on Sherwood St. in Wellsboro where he thought he would keep it in the barn. He was strongly encouraged by his mother to return the horse to the stables. He complied.) He won hundreds of ribbons through the years for his skillful performances at horse shows. In 1994 he won the Grand National and World Championship fine harness competition with his Morgan.  Combining his horsemanship and his musical career, Bob was encouraged by several northeastern show managers to play the organ at horse competitions. Eventually, on the weekends, he was either playing the organ for the shows or competing with his horse, showing Tennessee Walkers or Morgans. He also was in frequent demand as a substitute organist in local churches. He was a giant in his performances, always practicing diligently before each occasion, thrilling congregations with his dexterity and musicality.  Bob was a man with many, many friends and he stayed in touch with them. He was a serious admirer of automobiles. One of his most prized possessions was the 1937 Oldsmobile Business Coupe, formerly owned by his Grandmother Nickerson. He invested great sums into the perfect restoration of that lovely car and on Sundays he often would be found “motoring” throughout Tioga County. Bob was a director of the Wellsboro Hotel Company for more than 35 years. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Wellsboro; a Director of the Wellsboro Riding Club; member of the Organist Guild and a former director of the Clemens Center. Bob Dunham was a fine gentleman with impeccable manners and a generous spirit. As a testament to the breadth of his generosity and his lifelong love for Wellsboro, his will calls for the establishment of the Dunham Family Foundation, which will be committed to the benefit of the Wellsboro community. He established the Foundation in honor of his grandparents Roy J. and Fannie Treat Dunham, his parents Frank L. and Mercedes Nickerson Dunham, and his brothers R. James Dunham, II and John F. Dunham. Memorial Service for Robert N. Dunham: Friday, November 3, 2017,  2 P.M. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church   Pearl St., Wellsboro, PA. Officiants: Rev. Canon Gregory Hinton and Pastor Rich Hanlon, United Methodist Church, Wellsboro. The family will be responsible for flowers in the church. Those wishing to make a gift in memory of Bob may donate to the Dunham Family Foundation, c/o Trust Department, C&N Bank 90-92 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Local arrangements are entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St. Wellsboro, PA. - Mansfield Gazette, 26 October 2017

 

DUNKLEBERGER, Rhonda – [Rhonda Raplee] - After an extended illness, our beloved, Rhonda, 65, went to be with our Lord in the early morning hours of June 23, 2017, at her home in North Ft. Myers, Fla. with her husband, Sam and sister, Gail, by her side. Rhonda was born April 11, 1952, in Blossburg, to Geraldine (Keck Dunkleberger) Gustin and Galen L. Dunkleberger.  She grew up in Wellsboro and graduated from Wellsboro High School in 1970. Rhonda became a Licensed Practical Nurse after graduating in 1980 at the top of her class from the Schuyler-Chemung-Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) nursing program. Rhonda's nursing career entailed working for St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, N.Y. and for various nursing homes in upstate New York and South Carolina, as well as, providing home care for a young girl with cerebral palsy in South Carolina. Rhonda was dedicated to her profession and excelled as a nurse and caregiver because of her loving, compassionate nature. Rhonda was married in January of 1972 to Winferd James "Jim" Bailey. They had a son, Jeffrey Lawrence "Jake" Bailey. Rhonda also became a loving stepmother to Jim's three boys John, Jimmy, and Joseph. Their family lived in Horseheads, N.Y. up until Jim's death in 1989. Rhonda's faith and desire to serve the Lord led her to Arizona where she was a missionary to the Navajo Indians. It was her ongoing love for our Lord that gave her strength and courage throughout her life. Rhonda met her present husband and soul mate, Samuel "Sam" Raplee in Elmira, N.Y. Sam not only sparked a flame in Rhonda's heart, but also a passion for playing pool. They moved to Gray Court, S.C. where they married. Rhonda resumed her nursing career at White Oak Manor in Spartanburg, S.C. Rhonda and Sam became avid pool competitors, participating and placing in local pool tournaments, as well as, national tournaments held in Las Vegas, which was Rhonda's favorite place to visit. Sam and Rhonda recently retired to North Ft. Myers, Fla. where they quickly made friends with other pool players. Where ever Rhonda went, she was loved and admired for her kindness, her strength, her faith, and her smile. Rhonda will also be remembered for her love of family, friends, chocolate and peanut butter, country music and The Righteous Brothers, and her love of life.  Rhonda was preceded in death by her parents, Galen and Beverly (stepmother) Dunkleberger of Panama City, Fla., Robert (stepfather) and Geraldine Gustin of Horseheads, N.Y.; her first husband, Jim Bailey; her loving son, Jake Bailey; her maternal grandparents, Walter Keck, Jack and Vauleda (Lorenz Keck) Westphal of Wellsboro; her paternal grandparents, Chester and Alice (Dunkleberger) Sheldon of Pine City, N.Y.; as well as several aunts and uncles. Rhonda is survived by her husband, Sam; stepdaughter, Debbie (Raplee) Easterly of Taylors, S.C.; sister, Gail (Ellis) Brocious of Wellsboro; brother, Paul (Kathy) Dunkleberger of Southport, Fla.; brother, Ron (Julie) Dunkleberger of Panama City, Fla.; sister, Brenda Miller of Ventura, Calif.; many aunts, uncles, cousins, grandchildren, nephews, and nieces. There will be no officiated service per Rhonda's wishes. We encourage celebrations of Rhonda's life wherever you are. We ask that you take a moment to pay respect to the beautiful soul that Rhonda was and feel welcome to share your fond memories on her Facebook page. Condolences may be sent to her husband, Sam, at 428 Hidden Cove Rd., North Fort Myers, Fla. 33917. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation in Rhonda's name to the American Cancer Society. - Mansfield Gazette, 29 June 2017

 

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EARLE, Glenn J., Jr. - Glenn J. Earle, Jr., age 90 of Knoxville died with family by his side on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro. Born June 19, 1927 in Austin, Pa, he was the son of the late Glenn J. and Clara (Coy) Earle, Sr. Glenn served in the U.S. Army during WWII and retired from the International Union of the Operating Engineers. He married Katherine C. Crosby on October 11, 1947; they shared 65 years together until her passing on June 2, 2013. He was a life member of the VFW and the American Legion. Glenn was an avid baseball player, in his younger days and an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed gardening, hunting and was always active. Glenn is survived by his children, Ernest Earle of Knoxville, PA, Sharon (Otto) Deutschlander of Coudersport, PA and David (Mary) Earle of Westfield, PA; his extended family members, Dora Howard, Dawn Bacon of Austin, PA and Debbie Shepard of Port Allegheny, PA; five grandchildren, Glenn and Brad Earle, Harry (Stephanie) Deutschlander, Heidi (Victor) Jackson and David Earle; eight great grandchildren, Sierra, Felisha and Katie Earle, Sierra Nichols, Otto and Owen Deutschlander and Logan and Christine Jackson; his sister, Shirley Garzel of Austin, PA and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a daughter in law, Francine Earle; brothers, Leroy, Eugene and Richard Earle and his sisters, Grace Stuart and Marjorie Reese. Private family services will be held at their convenience. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Knoxville Deerfield Volunteer Fire Company or to the Valley Community Ambulance.  Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home. – Mansfield Gazette, 6 July 2017

 

ECKELS, Elinor - Elinor "Penny" Eckels, age 75, of Troy, PA, died 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. - Mansfield Gazette, 1 March 2018

 

EICK, John F. Jr. - John F. "Jack" Eick, Jr., age 70 of Westfield died on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro. Born April 3, 1947 in Blossburg, PA, he was the son of the late John F. and Faye (Lewis) Eick, Sr. John served in the US Navy and retired from the Electric Cord in Westfield. He was a member of the River Valley Country Club and enjoyed golfing, woodworking, hunting and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Sandra; his children, Shannon Spicer of Corning, Jennifer Eick of Osceola, Stephanie Eick of Osceola, Karen Eick of Coudersport and Daniel Eick of Lawrenceville; 5 grandchildren; 1 great grandson and a sister, Gail Bollinger of Westfield. Private family service will be held at their convenience. Memorial donations may be made to the Westfield Library, 147 Maple St. Westfield, PA 16950 or St. John’s Episcopal Church, 205 Elm St., Westfield, PA 16950. - Mansfield Gazette, 25 May 2017

 

ELLIOTT, Ann - Ann E. Schultz, 99, of 120 Creekside Drive, Painted Post died Saturday, August 19 at Absolut Care of Three Rivers. Ann was born April 8, 1918 in Tioga, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Samuel Hinton Ellicott and Margaret Baker Ellicott. She graduated from Elkland High SchoolI in 1935 and attended Bucknell University and Elmira Business Institute. After working for Pennsylvania Governor James and Senator Owlett in Harrisburg, she married Louis Schultz in 1942, who predeceased her in 2001. She worked for many years as a bookkeeper and secretary at her husband’s auto dealership in Elkland, Pennsylvania, where they had their home and raised their family. Ann was active in her community, serving for many years on the Elkland Board of Education, the Elkland Library Board, and the American Legion Auxiliary. She also served on the Advisory Board of the Green Home in Wellsboro for twenty-five years and was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Elkland. An avid reader, she was a long-time member of the Shakespeare Club and was a huge New York Yankees fan. Mrs. Schultz is survived by her sons, Dr. Gregory (Michaelene Ahrens) Schultz and Dr. Jeffrey (Virginia)Schultz of Painted Post; much-loved grandchildren Stacey Cohen, Kierstan Schultz, Gabrielle Redding, Alexandra Forbes, Robert , Kyle, Andrew and Kristina Schultz; great-grandchildren Sawyer, Annaliese, and Porter Ray and Felix Forbes III; and special friends Oddie and Gary Slocum. Funeral services will be conducted at the convenience of the family, with interment in Highland Cemetery, Elkland. Arrangements are being handled by the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Pennsylvania. - Mansfield Gazette, 24 August 2017

 

ELWELL, Frederick G., Sr. - Frederick G. "Red" Elwell Sr., 77, of Little Marsh, died on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Brenda J. Hess, whom he married on March 11, 1961. Frederick was born March 1, 1940, in Osceola, the son of Richard and Norzetta (Crance) Elwell. Frederick retired from Metamora in Elkland, where he had worked in their shipping department. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing and camping trips with his family. He regularly attended auctions on Thursday nights in Addison. Surviving in addition to his wife, Brenda, are his son and daughter-in-law, Frederick G. Jr. and Darlene Elwell of Little Marsh; son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Brenda "Petie" Elwell of Harrison Valley; daughter, Fawn "Flip" Nesman of Westfield; son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Christina Elwell of Troupsburg, N.Y.; son, Chad "Toby" Elwell of Little Marsh; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; his sister, Donna Stockmyer of Cato, N.Y. In addition to his parents, Frederick was preceded in death by his brother, Theodore Elwell and son-in-law, James Nesman. In keeping with Frederick's wishes services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Local arrangements are entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral, Ltd., Wellsboro. – Mansfield Gazette, 8 February 2018

 

EMERICK, William H., Jr. - William H. Emerick, Jr., 88, died on Monday, May 28, 2018 in Middlebury. He was born on May 21, 1930 in Philadelphia, a son of William H. and Ethel M. (Williamson) Emerick, Sr. William was a business owner of Sellersville Steel Fabricators for 55 years. He also enjoyed golfing, fishing, and hunting. William was a member of the Masonic Lodge and was a U.S. veteran having served in the Navy. He is survived by his wife, Helen M. (Strzelecki) Emerick; two sons, William H. Emerick III of Sellersville, Robert T. Emerick of Hatfield; three daughters, Mary Ellen (Jeff) Goodolf of Middlebury, Donna (Joseph) Teller of Hatfield, Michele (Joel) Reiff of Hatfield; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lois Wolf of Hatfield, Ethel Webb of Trappe. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Joan Goodman.A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 6, from 3 - 6 p.m. at Huff & Lakjer funeral Home, 701 Derstine Ave., Lansdale. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to disabled veterans at www.dav.org or mail payable to DAV, P.O. Box 14301 Cincinnati, Ohio, 45250-0301 or call 877-647-VETS (8387). Cremation arrangements by Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. – Mansfield Gazette, 31 May 2018

 

EVANS, Lillian A. - Lillian A. Kilbourne, 93, of Wellsboro, died at home Sunday, July 23, 2017. She was born June 25, 1924, in Wellsboro, the daughter of H. Kenneth and 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, and 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 and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Norma Mosso of Deming, N.M.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Toni and Walt Grabowski of Wellsboro, Roxanna and Scott Smith of State College; a stepson and daughter-in-law, James and Clara Kilbourne of Sayre; two stepdaughters, Jo Kilbourne of Nashua, N.H., Jane Kilbourne of Highland, Calif.; a brother and sister-in-law, Harland and Beverly Evans of Millerton; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husbands Ward Mosso, Walter Smith, and John Kilbourne; her daughter, Jill Smith; and siblings, Evelyn Husted, Harold Evans, and Marilyn Graham. Friends are invited to a memorial service for Lillian to be held Friday, July 28, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Wellsboro at 11 a.m., with Mother Janis Yskamp officiating. A service of Carleton Funeral Home, Wellsboro. - Mansfield Gazette, 27 July 2017

 

EVERETT, Brian L. - Brian L. Everett, age 34, of Mansfield, PA, died Friday, April 7, 2017 at his home. He was born August 21, 1982 in Elmira, NY, a son of Martin "Marty" Everett, and Debra (Watkins) McClure. Brian worked at Partner's 'n Progress as an assembler. He was a member of the Mainesburg United Methodist Church, enjoyed making appointments for everyone; enjoyed music, crafts, spending time with his family and going to the mall. Brian is survived by his mother and step-father, Debra and

 

ESTWICK, Grace A. - Grace A. PETERSON, 57, of Coudersport, PA, formerly of Wharton, NJ, died Saturday, March 10, 2018 in UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA.  Born November 17, 1960, in Dover, NJ, she was the daughter of Harry and Lois Federicci Estwick.  She was married to John C. Peterson, who survives.  Grace was employed by Carson & Gable Ribbon Factory in NJ.  She was a kind and generous soul.  Surviving besides her husband, John, are:  a daughter, Bethann of Emporium, PA;  a grandson, Thomas;  a sister, Louise;  a brother, Harry;  and nieces and nephews.  Services will be private.  Memorials may be made to the family.  Arrangements are entrusted to Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.  - Williamsport Sun-Gazette, 17 March 2018

 

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EVONS, Joan E. - Joan E. Urbano, 95, died in her home on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, surrounded by friends and family. Several years ago, in a matter of minutes, she wrote her own obituary which appears below. We will miss her love of life and quick wit. A gathering to celebrate her life will be held at the home of Lenore Urbano and Jim Rague on Monday, June 12, starting at 4:30 p.m. for those who wish to attend. Joan Urbano nee Evons died at the home of her daughter and son-in-law where she had been living alone for the past 10 years since the death of her husband, Vincent. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Lenore Urbano and Jim Rague. They live together and have two children but they aren't married. You can tell because her name is still Urbano. Joan was married to Charles Prince, who she did not love. Then along came Vincent, a full-blooded Italian and she set out to get him. She succeeded. In her younger days she was called Ginger, a more appropriate name for the pole dancing that she did. When Vincent first saw her he exclaimed "Wow! What a body!" He set out to get her. He succeeded. They got married and six months later Lenore was born. Then later Vincent Jr. was born. He weighed 9 lbs. What a pain it was giving birth to him. Mrs. Urbano complained about everything right until the end. Her last words were "Can't anyone find my panty-liners? I'm leaking over here!" and "Where's the scotch?" The nurse who had been taking care of her was overheard groaning and saying under her breath "Good riddance!" There will be no service - just the smell of burning old person. As Scarlett would say "Oh well - tomorrow is another day." - Mansfield Gazette, 8 June 2017

 

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FANNING, Susan - Susan Cleveland, age 55, of Wellsboro, PA, died 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 16901. Funeral services are under the direction of Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933. – Mansfield Gazette, 5 July 2018

 

FARRELL, Patrick Robert - Patrick Robert Farrell, age 73, of Loganton, PA, died 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 17701. - Mansfield Gazette, 15 February 2018

 

FEIGLES, Ralph Clifton, Jr. - Ralph Clifton "Butch" Feigles, Jr., age 83, of Tioga, PA, died Saturday, July 14, 2018 at his home. He was born November 6, 1934 in Muncy, PA, a son of Ralph Sr. and Helen (Barnes) Feigles. Ralph was the owner and operator of Feigles Tavern in Tioga. He enjoyed participating in sports while in school – wrestling, football, basketball and jogging. He was inducted into the Muncy High School Hall of Fame. Ralph is survived by a son, Ralph Feigles, III of Tioga, PA; a daughter, Joyce Stoll of Tioga, PA; a granddaughter, Shauna Erway; a great grandchild, Arya Stoll; the mother of his children, Shirley Feigles. He was predeceased by a daughter, Crystal Feigles in 2003; a grandson, Brant Stoll in 2017; a sister, Roberta Feigles, and a brother, James Feigles. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, July 20, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. – Mansfield Gazette, 19 July 2018

 

FLYNN, Audrey L. - Audrey L. KIO, 85, of Ulysses, PA, died Tuesday, May 8, 2018 in Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY, surrounded by her family. Born April 23, 1933, in Loucks Mills, Ulysses, PA, she was the daughter of Hugh and Neva Thompson Flynn.  On August 23, 1953, in Bingham Township, she married Donald F. Kio, who predeceased her on August 28, 2007. Audrey owned and operated restaurants in Ulysses and Genesee.  She founded and operated Circle K Speedway in Whitesville, NY.  Surviving are:  five children, Michael Kio, Darrwin “Duke” (Sally) Kio, Thomas (Donna) Kio, and Steve (Sharon) Kio, and Donna (Durell, Jr.) Houghtaling;  a daughter-in-law, Kimberly Ann Kio of Ulysses;  21 grandchildren;  41 great-grandchildren;  and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Jonathan E. Kio, on January 13, 2018;  a granddaughter, Melinda Houghtaling;  a great-granddaughter, Morgan Kurtz;  six brothers; and three sisters.  Friends may call at the Ulysses United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 1:00 -- 2:00 PM, with a Memorial Service following at 2:00 PM.  The Rev. Mel Ternes will officiate.  Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.  Arrangements are entrusted to Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.  - Williamsport Sun-Gazette, 10 May 2018

 

FREDERICK, Lawrence M. - Lawrence M. " Larry" Frederick, 79, of Wellsboro, formerly of Quakertown, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in The Green Home. Born in Quakertown, he was a son of the late Charles and Emma (Mease) Frederick, Jr. He worked as a tool and die maker for over 40 years for Midguard Inc., Green Lane before retiring. He was a former member of the Milford Twp. Fire Co. Surviving are his sons, Brian of Quakertown and Terry of Coopersburg; grandchildren Cheryl (Steve) Braud of Quakertown, Devin (Jessica) of Hellertown; great-grandchildren Chase, Nina, Scott; brother Clarence, wife Dorothy of Sellersville; sister and brother-in-law Dolores and Willard Weierbach of Coopersburg; sister-in-law Patricia of Trumbauersville, and companion, Karen Confer of Wellsboro. He was predeceased by son Scott and brother Gerald. A funeral service will be held 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, in the Naugle Funeral & Cremation Service, 135 W. Pumping Station Road, Quakertown, with a calling hour preceding from 6 – 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. - Mansfield Gazette, 11 January 2018

 

FRESCO, Joseph W. - Joseph W. Fresco, age 49, of Knoxville, PA, died on Monday, April 9, 2018. He was born on December 23, 1968 in Ilion, NY, a son of John J. Fresco and Linda (Pett) Fresco. Joseph was the husband of Tammy (Amidon) Fresco. He was employed as a truck driver for M.B.I. Truck Service. Joseph was a US Veteran having served in the Army. He enjoyed camping, hunting, and fishing. Joseph is survived by his wife, Tammy; a daughter, Jade Elizabeth Fresco of Knoxville, PA; two brothers, Roger (Crystal) Fresco of Virginia Beach, John Fresco of Frankfort, NY; a sister-in-law, Stacy (R.J) Bacon of Branchport, NY; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Milta and Ward Amidon of Bath, NY; two uncles, Floyd (Tina) Pett of Vernon, NY, Joseph Fresco of Ilion, NY. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Linda Fresco and an aunt, Kathy Fresco. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral chapel to assist with expenses. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. – Mansfield Gazette, 12 April 2018

 

FINELLI, Zackre, Jr. - Zackre Finelli, Jr., age 91, a lifelong resident of Elkland, PA died peacefully on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Born March 6, 1926 in Elkland, he was the son of the late Zackre and Anna (Pacculi) Finelli, Sr. He married his wife, Elma A. Ascenzi on August 26, 1950 and this month they would have celebrated their 67th anniversary together. Zack worked for the Elkland Leather Company until he went to serve in the US Army Infantry during WWII, where he fought in Germany and Japan. He was a proud veteran and was pleased to be able to serve his country. After the war, he worked for Donley / Buchanan Pharmacy part time while he attended college. He graduated from Mansfield University with a Bachelor of Science and Alfred University with his Masters of Education. He also attended Elmira and Corning Colleges for extra credits. Zackre retired from Clark Wood Elementary School after 36 years of teaching. He was a life member of the American Legion and the Pennsylvania State Education Association. He was a 60 year parishioner of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Elkland, a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Elkland Senior Club. Zack was an avid sports man and NY Yankee fan. He loved his gardens and teaching school. He is survived by his wife, Elma A.; his mother in law, Rose M. Ascenzi; sister in law, Josephine Andrysick and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Magdalene LaManna and two brothers in law, Vincent LaManna and Edward Andrysick. Family would like to thank all those who helped with Zack’s comfort and care. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Thomas Catholic Church, 111 First St., Elkland on Saturday, 10:00 AM with Rev. David Bechtel officiating. Military honors will be accorded following the mass. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home. - Mansfield Gazette, 10 August 2017

 

FISHER, Anna Belle - Anna Belle Rice, age 85, of Wellsboro, PA, went to be with her Lord on Friday, April 27, 2018 at Broad Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA. She was born June 4, 1932 in Wellsboro, PA, a daughter of Daniel and Agnes (Schultz) Fisher. Anna Belle was the wife of the late C. Richard Rice. She was employed at her home as a switchboard operator, seamstress, notary public, and retired from Commonwealth Bank as a teller. Anna Belle was a member of the East Lawrence Baptist Church. She learned to crochet from her Grandma Fisher and found joy sharing it with others. Anna Belle also enjoyed genealogy, painting, camping, driving cross country and spending her winters in Florida. Anna Belle is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Cecelia Rice of Anderson, SC; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Raymond Criss of Atlanta, GA; a brother and sister-in-law, Francis and Sherry Fisher of Wellsboro, PA, brother-in-law, Robert Russell Rice of Bloomsburg, PA; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy and Carroll Faivre, Reita and George Borden, Bonnie Allen, Nancy and Tom Mosso, Cheryl and Tom Kaminski, all of Wellsboro, PA; 3 sisters-in-law, Evelyn Leonard of Columbia Cross Rds., PA, Beverly McMullen of Morrisdale, PA, Gladys Fisher of Wellsboro, PA; 3 grandchildren, Jeffrey Rice of Campbellsville, KY, Joshua and Jacque Criss of Atlanta GA, Ashlee and Josh Burrell of Millerton, PA; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, husband, brothers, Lewis and Daniel Fisher, a brother-in-law, Jesse Allen, a sister, Alberta Confer, and a grandson, Christopher Rice. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the E. Lawrence Baptist Church, 1139 E. Lawrence Rd., Lawrenceville, PA 16929. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 A.M. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the E. Lawrence Baptist Church. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. – Mansfield Gazette, 3 May 2018

 

FITTERY, Stephen J. - Stephen J. "Steve" Fittery, 67, of Antrim, died on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. He was born on Nov. 12, 1950 in Philadelphia, a son of the late Eugene and Kathryn (Snyder) Fittery. He was the husband of the late Alice (Leflar) Fittery.  A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro.  - Mansfield Gazette, 15 February 2018

 

FORD, Douglas R. - Douglas R. Ford, age 76, of Middlebury Center, PA, died on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.  He was born on October 16, 1940, a son of the late Ralph W. and Fonna (Bulla) Ford.  Doug was a well-known masonry contractor.  Services will be private and are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. - Mansfield Gazette, 22 June 2017

 

FORTNEY, Daniel Michael - Daniel Michael Fortney, age 66, of Orangeburg, SC, died 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.  Mansfield Gazette, 10 May 2018

 

FOSTER, Shirley A. - Shirley A. Kemp, age 70 of Elkland died 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. - Mansfield Gazette, 27 July 2017

 

FOUST, Alice C.  - Alice C. (Foust) Somers, 73, of Orwigsburg, died Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Medical Center-East, Pottsville. Alice was born in Huntingdon, on August 22, 1943, daughter of the late Mahlon and Helen (Baker) Foust. She was a 1961 graduate of Huntingdon High School. Alice had just moved back to Orwigsburg in March after residing for 30 plus years in Gaines, where she was an active member of the Community and Valley Alliance Church (Wellsboro). Prior to retirement, she had worked in the textile industry for many years, including Sylray in Orwigsburg, and Wundies in Wellsboro; then at the Log Cabin restaurant in Gaines, at CareerLink in Wellsboro, and at The Wellsboro Gazette. Alice is survived by two daughters, Jennifer (Somers)Brachman, wife of Robert Brachman, of Orwigsburg, Jill Somers, wife of Bruce Nardy, of Wernersville; granddaughters Jenna and Renee Nardy (both at home); a brother, David Foust, husband of Louise (Miller) Foust, of Mackeyville; a niece, Beth (Foust) Knarr; a nephew, Patrick Foust; several cousins; and her beloved dog, Mickey. She was predeceased by her longtime companion, Elwood (Mick) Freed. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, June 18, noon at Valley Alliance Church, 4864 Route 6, Wellsboro. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Animal Rescue League of Berks County (www.berksarl.org) or Valley Alliance Church. Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Orwigsburg is honored to be serving the family. -Mansfield Gazette, 18 May 2017

 

FROST, Matthew Ray - Matthew Ray Frost, age 27, of Tioga, PA, died on Friday, January 19, 2018 at his home. He was born on February 22, 1990 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of James and Barbara (Housel) Frost of Tioga, PA. Matthew had been employed at HMAC in Tioga, PA. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, motorcycles, and four wheelers. Matthew is survived by his parents, James and Barbara Frost; two paternal grandmothers, LuAnne Frost of Little Marsh, PA, Jackie (Colin) Kelley of Savannah, GA. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Larry Frost; maternal grandparents, Hugh and Elaine Housel.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. - Mansfield Gazette, 25 January 2018

 

FRYDAY, Donald J. – Publisher Emeritus Dies - Former Gazette owner Donald J. Fryday, 91, formerly of Wellsboro and Florida, died peacefully in his sleep Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, at his daughter Carol Ross’s home near Pittsburgh. Born April 6, 1926 in Philadelphia, Don and his family moved to a farm in Bucks County in 1936. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at age 17 and served until 1946. He was recalled into active duty in 1950 and served in the Korean conflict. In 1957, he married Joan Conevery and purchased a part interest in the Wellsboro Gazette, which was then owned by his father-in-law, Robert A. Conevery, and Robert’s sister, Mary Cameron. Upon the death of his father-in-law, Donald and his brother-in-law, Robert D. Conevery, formed the firm of Conevery and Fryday. With the purchase of The Wellsboro Agitator, the firm became the Tioga Printing Corporation. Shortly after, the corporation assumed ownership of the Westfield Free-Press Courier and The Dollar Saver, now the Savvy Shopper. With the retirement of Robert D. Conevery, the corporation became solely owned by Joan and Don. In 1983, Don served as president of the Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers Association. In 1996, the Frydays sold the corporation to Community Media Group, which continues to operate the publication. Don served as president of the Tyoga Country Club, the Tioga Cancer Society, the American Field Service and GROW. He headed Wellsboro’s Beautification Committee when the trees for Main Street were purchased and was active in the Wellsboro Chamber of Commerce. Joan died on July 17 of this year. The couple was married for 61 years. Don was active in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and the Church of the Good Shepherd in Venice, Fla. He is survived by his children, David (Tracey) Fryday of Johnstown and Carol (David) Ross of Pittsburgh. Arrangements are incomplete at press time. A full obituary will be printed at a later date. – Mansfield Gazette, 30 November 2017, p.1

 

FRYE, Amber - Amber L. Wood, age 28, died unexpectedly on Sunday, June 11, 2017. She was born May 4, 1989 in Doylestown, PA, a daughter of Leigh and Suzanne (Kauffman) Frye. Amber was the wife of Jeffrey Wood, and was employed as a waitress. She loved to cook, bake riding horses, and gardening with the girls. Amber is survived by her parents; her husband, Jeffrey; 2 daughters, Peyton Slaymaker and Kameron Wood both of Mansfield, PA; a brother, Justin (Sabrina) Frye of Wellsboro, PA; maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Sallie Kauffman of Lebanon, PA; several aunts, uncles and cousins, nieces and a nephew. She was preceded in death by paternal grandparents; and a cousin, Beverlee Krais. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service on Saturday, June 17, at 11:00 AM at the United Methodist Church, 108 N. Williamson Rd, Blossburg, PA. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Peyton's and Kameron's education fund at Northwest Savings Bank, 50 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933. Floral arrangements will be provided by Special Occasions Florists. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. – Mansfield Gazette, 15 June 2017

 

FRYMYER, Diane Louise - Diane Louise (Frymyer) Stehman, 68, formerly of Ephrata, died on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 with her beloved husband, Ted Stehman, by her side. Born in Lancaster on Sept. 23, 1949, Diane was the oldest of four siblings born to Robert and Kathleen Frymyer. In addition to her husband, Diane is survived by her brother Terry Frymyer and sister Debbie Croll; two daughters, Tiffani Todd and Keir-Lynn Gensler; her stepson Todd and stepdaughter Tamra; her grandchildren Savannah, Isabela, Hayden, Lochlainn, Thaddeus, Liam, Brantley and Eleri; two step-grandsons, Brian and David; and two generations of nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and sister Melanie Sauder. Diane was known for her big heart, love of animals and outgoing personality. Diane was a Master Gardener as well as an avid volunteer at the Wellsboro Animal Care Sanctuary where she mainly focused on fostering kittens. In addition to her passion for plants and animals, you would rarely find Diane without a book in her hand and a smile on her face. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 3, at 1 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 11470 Route 6, Wellsboro. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Diane's memory to the Wellsboro Animal Care Sanctuary, 11765 Route 6, Wellsboro, PA 16901. – Mansfield Gazette, 1 March 2018

 

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GARDNER, Rosemary G. - Rosemary G. Brennan, 86, of Mansfield, died Monday, March 26, 2018, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. She was born April 25, 1931, in Lock Haven, a daughter of the late Harold Dean Gardner and Mary Ellen Sour Gardner. Rosemary was a graduate of Lock Haven High School. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the Indiana State College of Pennsylvania and has attended numerous other colleges and universities to support certifications for education, art, reading, and librarian science. Rosemary married Philip M. Brennan and they celebrated 61 years of marriage before his death on November 25, 2016. Rosemary taught school in the Towanda School District, art at Warren L. Miller Elementary School in Mansfield, and was a librarian in the Mansfield Junior-Senior High School. Rosemary was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mansfield. She had fond memories of her childhood home in Pine Station, Clinton County and loved the Pine Creek Valley. She also enjoyed art, her flower garden, homemaking, traveling, camping, reading, but her greatest passion in life was loving and caring for her family. Rosemary is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law, Philip Jr. and Joan of Henrico, Va., Patrick and Rebecca of South Williamsport, Pa.; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Russell Smith of South Burlington, Vt.; a sister Priscilla Barrett of Pine Station; a brother and sister-in-law Ardell and Becky Gardner of Pine Station; 11 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. A memorial service to honor the life of Rosemary will be held April 14 in McElhattan and a burial will be in Pine Cemetery, Clinton County. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Rosemary’s memory may be made to the Mansfield Free Public Library, 71 North Main Street Mansfield, Pa. 16933.   A service of Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St. Mansfield. – Williamsport Sun-Gazette, 28 March 2018

 

GEE, Ronald E. - Ronald E. Gee, age 66 of Elkland, died peacefully on Sunday March 4, 2018 at Unity Hospital in Rochester, NY while surrounded by loved ones. Ron fought the battle for his life like the courageous soldier he was. Since his diagnosis of cancer in 2008, Ron continued to live life and enjoyed visiting with friends and family, watching old westerns, listening to 60’s music, working outside with his Kubota, spending time at the woodlot and entertaining anyone who would listen with one more joke. Thankfully the prankster trait has been passed down to both his children and grandchildren who will carry on the laughter. More than anything, Ron loved spending time with the Grandkids. Ron was born April 26, 1951 to Jessie (Ivan) Kline and Emery Sam Gee. He graduated from Elkland High School in 1969 and promptly enlisted in the United States Army where he served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division until 1975. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Parachute Badge, Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal for his service in the Vietnam War. He was employed by Dresser Rand and retired after 35 years. He is survived by his wife Linda, whom he married January 7, 1981 and by 5 children: Amy (Joe) Zimmerman, Kathryn LeeAnn (John) Clark, Melissa (Steve) Sanford, Stephanie (David) Robinson, and Justin (Tara) Gee; 8 grandchildren: Trentyn Lewis, Weston Robinson, Lillian Robinson, Adrianna Clark, Makenna Clark, Ava Zimmerman, Lindsey Robinson and Paxton Gee; his sisters Shirley (Felicia) Crans, Shirley Jean Tucker and a brother Delbert Gee and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Daniel Gee and sisters Joyce Tuttle and Priscilla Detrick. Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland on Friday March 9th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. A celebration of Ron’s life will follow at 3:00 PM. – Mansfield Gazette, 8 March 2018

 

GEE, Timothy R. - 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 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will immediately follow at 4:00 PM with his father-in-law, Bill Ohnmeiss officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Second Chance Animal Sanctuary, 725 Gee Rd, Tioga, PA 16946. - Mansfield Gazette, 18 January 2018

 

GEROW, Sharon Lee - Sharon Lee Balch, age 68, of Mansfield, PA, died on Thursday, March 22, 2018. She was born October 11, 1949 in Corning, NY, a daughter of Keith and Emma (Whitney) Gerow. Sharon was the wife of Michael Balch, Sr. She enjoyed life and spending time with her family. Sharon is survived by her husband, Michael; a son Michael (Priscilla) Balch, Jr. of Elmira, NY; a daughter Kelly (Hank) Sherman of Mansfield; a sister Brenda (Charles) Edkin; 10 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. Honoring Sharon's wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. – Mansfield Gazette, 29 March 2018  (96682)

 

GLEASON, Dorothy May - Dorothy May (Gleason) Shumway, 93, of Wellsboro, died on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.  She was the wife of Theron L. Shumway, who preceded her in death. They were married for 47 years.   Dorothy was born October 9, 1924 in Shortsville, PA, the daughter of the late Fred C. and Grace Belle (Stratton) Gleason. Dorothy retired from Corning Glass in 1989, where she was employed as a packer/inspector. During their lifetime, she and her husband traveled internationally with several groups.  Dorothy and Theron enjoyed their annual reunion with the 103rd Medical Battalion. She enjoyed spending time with her family, and was a great supporter of her children’s school activities. Dorothy had an abundance of energy which was evidenced in the many bus trips she enjoyed, accompanied by her sister, Alice. She loved the go fishing and would often times catch the biggest fish. She was known as “Grandma” to both family and friends. Dorothy is survived by her daughters, Brenda Shumway, of Wellsboro, PA, Sheila Rudinski (Joe) of Hornell, NY and Jane Doran (Clifford), of Westfield, PA; grandchildren, James Borden of Wallace, NC, Carol Borden of Rochester, NY, Michael Doran (Heather) of Knoxville, PA and Suzanne Bish of Westfield, PA; great-grandchildren, Kari, Benjamin, Lillian, Daisy and Kylie; several nieces and nephews; good friend, Henry Fischetti.  In addition to Dorothy’s parents and husband, she was preceded in death by ten siblings, Edith Roosa, Warren Gleason, Freddie Gleason, Elouise Badman, Gordon Gleason, Paul Gleason, Laverne Gleason, Lewis Gleason, Earl Gleason and Alice Gleason. Dorothy’s Life Celebration will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 12-2 pm at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral service to follow at 2:00 PM, with Rev. Darwin “Tink” Cranmer officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.   Local arrangements are entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home. - Mansfield Gazette, 11 January 2018

 

GLECKNER, Robert V. - During the early hours of Sunday, March 18th, 2018,  Robert V. Gleckner of Canton went home with Jesus after a courageous battle with a debilitating illness.  He was 81 years of age.  Born September 1st, 1936 in Canton he was the son of Elwyn and Irene (Burlingame) Gleckner.   Bob was a graduate of Canton Area High School as well as Penn State University where he earned his master’s degree in horticulture.  He served our country with the U.S. Army as part of the 15th Evac Hospital unit.  After returning to civilian life he pursued a career in landscaping and as a florist.  He married the former Ida Groover and together they raised two sons and a daughter.  For many years Bob and Ida operated Ida’s Flower Shop in Canton, but Bob also kept busy at other occupations.  He worked as a sales representative for the former Gleckner Harness Company in Canton, taught driver education at Canton High School and taught horticulture at Penn College in Williamsport.   Bob enjoyed attending sports events, especially those involving Canton High School and Penn State.  He was a congenial man with a warm, friendly smile who enjoyed the company of his children, grandchildren and friends.  Bob was also a man with an unshakable faith and trust  in the Lord, and Sunday morning the Lord received him unto Himself.  Bob is survived by his sons, Gary (& Tammy) Gleckner of Canton and Lyle (& Shelly) Gleckner of Roaring Branch, daughter Wendy Gleckner (& Bill Chamberlain) of Canton, brother Ronald  Gleckner (& Claire Honeywell)  of Troy, grandchildren Tessa, Madison, Brooks, Brennan, Mak, Josiah, Lauren, Laney, Lexie and Lakelyn, great-grandson Jahki, loving caretaker Judy Sandor and special canine friend, Kali.   He was preceded in death by his parents, Elwyn and Irene Gleckner  and his beloved wife, Ida.  Military honors will be accorded at the Ogdensburg Cemetery  at 9 AM Saturday, March 24th.  Calling hours will follow at  10 AM until 12 noon at North Street Community Church,  177 North Street, Canton.  A celebration of Bob’s life will follow at noon with Pastor Darren Peachey officiating.   Memorial contributions in Bob’s name may be directed to the North Street Community Church  Missionary Scholarship Fund, 177 North Street, Canton, Pa., 17724. – Williamsport Sun-Gazette, 20 March 2018

 

GOODWIN, Gareth - Gareth Goodwin, 82, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at his home. He was born on October 1, 1935 in Wellsboro, PA, a son of Theodore and Catherine Goodwin. Gareth was the husband of the late Marion Leone (Reasinger) Goodwin who died in 2013. He was a carpenter and a veteran serving in the Air Force.  He is survived by two daughters, Christine Goodwin and Carolyn Krystoff both of Wellsboro, PA; 7 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Gareth was preceded in death by his parents and his wife; a daughter Deborah Browning; a son Douglas Rawson; and a brother Ronnie Coolidge.  Honoring Gareth's wishes, there will be no services. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. – Mansfield Gazette, 16 August 2018

 

GRAHAM, James L. -  SCPO James (Jim) L Graham, USN (Retired), 56, of Chesapeake, Va., died peacefully, surrounded by loved ones after an extended illness, on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017.  Jim was a 23-year veteran of the U.S. Navy and continued to work in support of the Navy as a Weapons Specialist for Naval Surface Warfare Center.  Jim was born on April 7, 1961 in Wellsboro, and was a 1979 graduate of Horseheads High School, Horseheads, N.Y.  Jim enjoyed playing with his golden retriever, Maddie, woodworking, riding his motorcycle, watching his favorite sports teams, the Minnesota Vikings and Baltimore Orioles, golfing and fishing. He loved the U.S. Navy, and retired in 2002 as a Senior Chief Petty Officer Gunner's Mate.  He is survived by his beloved daughters, Kathryn (Katy) Graham and Kelsey Graham, both of Virginia Beach; girlfriend Carole Richardson of Chesapeake; parents James and Sheila Graham of Breesport, N.Y.; sisters Lori (Bud) Lawrence of Horseheads, N.Y., Kathy (Mike) Killacky of Breesport, N.Y., Paula Graham of Painted Post, N.Y.; and several nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by grandparents, Kathryn and Clifford Graham and Patsy and Lewis Bowers, all of Wellsboro.  A memorial service will be held at St. Peters Church in Wellsboro on April 7 at 10 a.m. Friends and family are invited to share memories and celebrate Jim's life. – Mansfield Gazette, 29 March 2018

 

GRAHAM, Nancy J. - Nancy J. (Graham) Hennigan age 57 died Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA after an extended illness. Nancy was born on July 8, 1959 In Williamsport, Pa. She graduated from Canton Jr. and Sr. High School in 1977. She attended Williamsport Area Community College for mechanical drawing. Nancy was a member of Roaring Branch United Methodist Church where she taught bible school, put on Christmas plays and participated in harvest dinners. Nancy enjoyed sharing her extraordinary cooking, baking and sewing abilities with family and friends. She was nurturing to all children, elderly and animals as well as a nature enthusiast. Nancy was preceded in death by her parents; Harley Graham and Virginia (Bassett) Graham, Harley Graham Jr. and a baby boy Graham. Nancy is survived by two sons; Jordan Hennigan of Tioga, PA, Justin Hennigan of Wellsboro, PA and four grandchildren; Jazlyn, Desmun, Parker, Jaylee Hennigan, a brother, Scott Graham. 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  - Mansfield Gazette, 11 May 2017

 

GREELEY, Jonathan Borden - Jonathan Borden Greeley of Wellsboro died on Friday May 19, 2017 at the age of 30.  Mr. Greeley was born August 19, 1986 in Wellsboro, the son of George and Lisa Borden Greeley.  He was a graduate of Wellsboro High School and had been employed as a heavy equipment operator.  An avid motorcyclist and lifelong Motocross enthusiast, he had been a member of the Canyon Riders Motorcycle Club, and competed in Motocross in the Western New York Circuit.  Jonathan enjoyed the outdoors, he hiked, kayaked, and biked for recreation, and had become an accomplished snapping turtle hunter.  Curious and quick-witted, he loved acquiring knowledge and was fascinated by history, which helped him develop his staunch libertarian political views.  Recently he enjoyed developing his culinary skills. Jonathan is survived by:  his parents George Greeley and Lisa Greeley both of Wellsboro; his brother Devon Greeley; paternal grandparents Kay and Janet Greeley of Wellsboro; maternal grandparents George and Reita Borden of Wellsboro; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and his wonderful girlfriend Jennifer Fields of Wellsboro. The services for Jonathan Greeley will be held Wednesday May 24 at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home 139 Main Street Wellsboro, PA 16901.  Friends and family are invited to his visitation from 4-6pm at the funeral home with a memorial service immediately following.  In lieu of flowers his family requests donations be made to the Jonathan Greeley Memorial Motocross Scholarship Foundation they will set up with the Wellsboro Branch of C&N Bank to help underprivileged youth attend Motocross camp. – Williamsport Sun Gazette, 22 May 2017

 

GRIFFIN, Clifton T. - Clifton T. Griffin, age 85, of Mansfield, PA, died 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 died 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. - Mansfield Gazette, 26 October 2017

 

GRINNELL, Charles E. - Charles E. Grinnell, 93, of Wellsboro, died 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. - Mansfield Gazette, 9 November 2017

 

GRISCAVAGE, Deborah A. - Deborah A. “Debbie” (Griscavage) Donahue, age 50, formerly of Wellsboro, PA, died on Saturday, April 7, 2018.  She was born on October 12, 1967 in Wellsboro, PA a daughter of the late Charles J. Griscavage, Jr. and Maryanne (Sloney) Griscavage.  Debbie was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Wellsboro, PA and a graduate of Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA.  She loved animals and spending time at the beach.  Debbie is survived by her mother Maryanne Griscavage of Wellsboro, PA, step-mother: Sandy Griscavage of Wellsboro, PA, brother: Charles (Jennifer) Griscavage of Mechanicsburg, PA, two sisters: Susan Kowalski of Etters, PA, Lisa (Michael) Pietropola of Wellsboro, PA and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Wellsboro, PA with Rev. David Bechtel officiating.  Burial will be in St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery, Wellsboro, PA.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Tioga County Homeless Initiative, 2580 Charleston Rd., Mansfield, PA 16933.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. – Mansfield Gazette, 12 April 2018

 

GRIST, Natalie W. - Natalie W. (Grist) Olin, 92, of Wellsboro, died on Saturday, May 6, 2017. She was born on July 12, 1924, in Woodhull, N.Y., a daughter of the late Harrison and Pearl (Burnside) Grist and was the wife of the late William Olin who died in 1989. Natalie was a volunteer at the Wellsboro Senior Center for over 14 years, enjoyed gardening, and her flowers. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Ashley and Marlene Olin of Tennessee, Timothy and Kelly Olin of Carlsbad, Calif.; daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Ed English of Wellsboro; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two brothers and a sister. A viewing will be held on Thursday, May 11, from 6 to 7 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. www.carletonfh.com Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m., at the funeral home with Pastor Keith Williams officiating. Interment will be in the Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Mansfield. - Mansfield Gazette, 11 May 2017

 

GROSS, Terry R. - Terry R. Gross, 80, of Frostproof, Fla., formerly of Wellsboro, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. He was the son of Thurman and Bertha Maynard Gross. He was survived by his wife Gina Gross, of Frostproof, Fla., daughters Belinda (Dave) Frost, Cindy Everets, Cheryl Gross, sons Randy Gross, Foster (Cassandra) Peffer, his sister Eileen (Vern) Goodrow, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded by his long-time companion Tiger. He was a long-time employee of Ralph's Service Center, and thought the world of his boss Ralph Evans. There will be a celebration to honor the life of Terry Gross on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 1 p.m. at the Middle Ridge United Methodist Church. - Mansfield Gazette, 14 December 2017

 

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HALL, Alice A. - Alice A. Van Dusen, age 91 of Elkland, Pa. died May 5, 2017 at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, Pa. She was born March 5, 1926 in Wellsboro, Pa. the daughter of Albert and Florence VanZile Hall. She was a avid bowler and a member of the Elkland Moose. She is survived by her sisters, Edey Hall and Sally Beach both of Elkland, Pa. several nieces, nephews and cousins. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Pa. (kenyonfuneralhome.com) Memorial donations may be made to the Corning Youth Bowling Assn., c/o Crystal Lanes, 11749 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY. 14830 - Mansfield Gazette, 11 May 2017

 

HALL, John Francis - John "Jack" Francis Hall, age 63, formerly of Blossburg, PA, died on March 5, 2018. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on November 19, 1954 a son of RoseMarie Knoll and John Francis Hall Sr. now deceased. John is survived by his fiancé, Diana Young, his sons: David, Hayden, and Cody, daughters: Jamie, Jennifer, and Meghan. He is also survived by his 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. John was an Entrepreneur and hard worker who built a business from the ground up. He was a Father, Brother, Son and much more. He enjoyed his family and will be missed deeply by family as well as whomever had the privilege of meeting him. Family and friends will be received at Freeberg Funeral Home and Cremations, Blossburg, Saturday March 17th from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor William Baker officiating. Williamsport Sun-Gazette, 13 March 2018

 

HALL, Laura L. - Laura L. Moran, age 61, of Mansfield, PA, died 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. – Mansfield Gazette, 22 March 2018

 

HALL, James H. - James H. Hall, age 82, of Mansfield, PA, died unexpectedly on June 9, 2018. He was born on December 25, 1935 in Barnesboro, PA, a son of Thomas and Ethel Mae (Derr) Hall. He was the husband of Reva M. (Niles) Hall. James was employed with Ciba Corning as a System Support Administrator. He was a member of the Middlebury Baptist Church and a founding Board Member of the Highway Tabernacle (now New Covenant) and a former Board member of Christian Life Center in Walpole, MA, and the pulpit supply for PA/Delaware Assemblies of God. James was an avid hunter and fisherman. He is survived by two sons, Kevin Hall of Mansfield, PA, Marvin (Gale) Hall of Mansfield, PA; three daughters, Deborah (Denny) Seler of Costa Rica, Janis (Timothy) Voegtlen of Columbia Cross Rds., PA, Janine (Alan) Taylor of Troy, PA; 16 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; four brothers, Edward (Kathy) Hall of Coopers Plains, NY, Donald (Sally) Hall of Vestal, NY, Larry (Judy) Hall of Beaver Dams, NY, Raymond (Sharon) Hall of The Villages, FL; a sister, Rhonda Hall of Corning, NY; several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. – Mansfield Gazette, 21 June 2018

 

HALL, Raymond James - Raymond James Hall, age 82, of Tioga, PA, died Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Corning Center for Rehabilitation. He was born on July 13, 1934 in Mansfield, PA a son of Leon and Laura Hall. Raymond was the husband of Lynne E. (Horan) Hall. Raymond was a Marine Corps veteran who served during the Korean War. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Tioga County Honor Guard, and served previously as Post Commander and Post District Leader at the American Legion in Florida. He worked as a purchasing agent at IBM for 34 years before he retired. Raymond enjoyed outdoors sports and woodworking/furniture building.  Raymond is survived by his wife, Lynne; three sisters, Helen (Bert "Bob") Orlando of Lawrenceville, Hazel (Bernard) Cole of Mainesburg, and Margie (Lester) Puryear of Lawrenceville. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Russell Hall and a sister, Janice Ameigh.  Family and friends are invited to call Friday, June 9, 2017 from 7PM to 8PM at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow at 8PM with Pastor Scott Burke officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Raymond's name to the Tioga County Honor Guard, P.O. Box 504, Tioga, PA 16946. - Mansfield Gazette, 8 June 2017

 

HALL, Ruth A. - Ruth A. GODRA, 78, of Wellsboro, PA, died Sunday, July 1, 2018 in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA.  Born September 2, 1939, in Parkesburg, she was the daughter of George and Gertrude Esh Hall.  On August 29, 1959, in Parkesburg, she married Martin W. Godra, who survives. She worked as a private duty nurse for several years.  Ruth lived a life of adventure with her husband and sons, backpacking in the west, white water canoeing, hunting with bow and rifle, and cross country motorcycle trips. She and Marty owned and operated a hunting lodge in Maine for four years.  They owned and operated the Oleona Country Store for 16 years and the Susquehannock Forest Cabins nearby for four years.  She was an active member of the Galeton First Baptist Church.  Ruth was especially known for being an excellent cook.  Her talents also included craft works, quilting, counter cross stitch, and basket weaving.  She was devoted to her cat, Buttons.  Surviving besides her husband, Martin, are:  three sons, Brad (Laurie) Godra of New Providence, Michael (Lisa) Godra of Paradise, and Jeffrey (Carol) Godra of Willow Street;  nine grandchildren; two brothers, John (Doris) Hall of Christiana and George (Ann) Hall of Parkesburg; a sister, Jill (Chris) Rice of Parkesburg;  nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Howard Hall.  A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the First Baptist Church, Galeton, PA.  The Rev. Richard Tintle, Pastor, will officiate.  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 234 W. Main St., Galeton, PA 16922.  Arrangements are entrusted to Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Williamsport Sun-Gazette, 4 July 2018

 

HALLOCK, Lucille M. - Lucille M. Zinck, age 73 of Hamburg, PA died on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the Manor Care in Laureldale, PA. Born August 25, 1943 in Corning, NY, she was the daughter of the late William and Elsie Hallock. Lucille was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church in Auburn, PA and Curves. She is survived by her children, Jonathan Zinck of Hamburg, PA, Tammy McFall of Wellsboro and Timothy (Khristy) Zinck of Elkland; grandchildren, Stephen McFall, Heather (Doug) McFall, Eric McFall, Matthew and Adam Zinck; 6 great grandchildren; a sister, Lydia Rice of Hamburg, PA; a brother, Fredrick (Nancy) Hallock of Campbell, PA; brother in law, Milton Zinck of Schuylkill Haven, PA and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley J. Zinck on November 11, 2015 and a son, Eric Zinck in 1981. Family will receive friends at Kenyon funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland on Monday, 12:00 – 2:00 PM. A funeral service will be held immediately following at 2:00 PM with Rev. Dorothy Densmore officiating. - Mansfield Gazette, 3 August 2017

 

HAMILTON, James M. - James M. Hamilton, age 91, of Wellsboro, PA, died 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 2 PM with Pastor Harry Colegrove officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Frieden's Lutheran Church, PO Box 132, Liberty, PA 16930. – Mansfield Gazette, 7 June 2018

 

HAMPTON, Mary Lou - Mary Lou (Hampton) Shipman, age 75, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at the Green Home, Wellsboro. She was born on July 4, 1942 in Williamsport, PA, a daughter of John H. and Ocie (Wilson) Hampton. She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Tim and Brenda Roan of Turbotville, PA, Chris Roan of Arnot, PA; three daughters and sons-in-law, Diann and Dean Starke of Arnot, PA, Tiffany and Aaron Ohnmiess of Mansfield, PA, Jamie Woodring of Antrim, PA; 10 grandchildren; 1 great grandson; a brother, Richard Hampton. She is preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, Gary, Wayne, Terry and John. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 4:00 P.M at 4506 Lambs Creek Rd., Mansfield, PA. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Huntington's Disease, 505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 902, New York, NY 10018. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. - Mansfield Gazette, 20 July 2017

 

HAND, Keith Durwood - Keith Durwood Hand, age 77 of Osceola died on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at his home. Born November 16, 1939 in Genesee, PA, he was the son of Donald and Mary (Jeffers) Hand. He worked many years for the Elkland Boro and was a life member of the Elkland Rod and Gun Club. Keith loved tinkering with lawn mowers, going to auctions and yard sales, hunting and fishing. He is survived by his children, Keith “Brian” Hand of Elkland, Donald Hand of Osceola, Rex (Kim) Hand of Addison, NY, Sarah Southard of Osceola, Deana (Gary) Speicher of Watkins Glen, NY, Mary (Howard) Kirsch of Shirleysburg, PA, Pamela Lynne (James Gardner) Hand of Elkland, Lorie (Richard) Baldwin of Osceola, Grace Hand of Elkland and April Hand of Elkland; grandchildren, Jack Hand, Ashley, Caitlyn and Durwood (Misti) Hand, Michael (Gina) Southard, Susan (Lewis) Plaza, Tera (Willie) Rice, Gary Speicher, Jr., Katrina (Earl) Hollobaugh, Joshua (Caitlin) Kirsch, Keith Bryant, Brandon (Jennifer) Bryant, Dustin Baldwin, Nikita (Anthony) Volta, Katherine (Tom Ross) Hand, Sara (Josh Welty) Kreider, Gary “Hank” (Alexis) Kreider, Jr., Samantha Hand and Kaylee Hand; great grandchildren, Colton Hand, Cailliea Hand, Breanna and Brooklyn Plaza, Chloe, Chandler and Henrik Southard, Connor and Jacob Marsiglio, Racheal and Matthew Hollobaugh, Malori and Andrew Kirsch, Kamdyn, Alana, Natalia, Alexia and Arianna Bryant, Reid Smith, Gracie, Anthony Jr., Kale and Lena Volta, Colton Hand, Hadleigh, Brazleigh and Peighton Ross and Jaelynn and Daxton Welty; a sister, Anna Hand Outman and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Keith was preceded in death by his wife, Marlene; granddaughter, Stacy Lynn; grandson, Jason Carr; great granddaughter, Jaiden Volta; two brothers, Harold and Gene Hand; a sister, Joyce; a daughter, Catherine Hand and a son in law, Lewis Southard. Private family services will be held at their convenience. Memorial donations may be made to a cancer charity of your choice. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home. - Mansfield Gazette, 2 November 2017

 

HAND, Lola Marie - Lola Marie Hand Walls went to be with the Lord on Jan. 27, 2018. Born Nov. 22, 1957, she was the daughter of Elmer and Geraldine Bush Hand of Wellsboro. She is survived by her mother, Geraldine [Ken] Prouty of Wellsboro; brother, Edward [Lucinda] Hand of Magnolia, Texas, and Steve [Krista] Hand of Wellsboro; sisters, Diana Bohart of Bainbridge, Ohio, and Jennifer [Michael] Arndt of Columbia, SC; three aunts, Esther Hand, Beatrice Hurlburt and Emily Cary; uncles, Lloyd Hand and Lawrence Hurlbert; 16 nieces and nephews; and loving partner, Richard Fent of Bainbridge, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her father, Elmer Hand, in 2002 and her husband, James Walls in 2010. Friends and family are invited to a memorial service on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 4 p.m. in the Valley Alliance Church in Ansonia. - Mansfield Gazette, 8 February 2018

 

HARDY, Donald J. Jr. - Donald J. Hardy, Jr., age 60, of Wellsboro, PA, died Monday, May 22, 2017 at The Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. He was born September 3, 1956 in Somers Point, NJ, a son of Donald J. Sr. Hardy and Florence (Flemming) Strickland. Donald was a truck driver for various companies before he retired. Donald is survived by a son, Donald Hardy, III of Wellsboro, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Kyle and Bryan Brewster of Ocean City, NJ; a brother and sister-in-law, Bryan and Becky Strickland of Mays Landing, NJ; a sister, Kimberly Strickland of Egg Harbor Twp., NJ; 2 grandchildren, Zoey Hardy and Kataryna Brewster. In keeping with Donald's wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, 25 May 2017

 

HARER, Steven D. - Steven D. Harer, age 65, of Liberty, PA, died on November 22, 2017 at his home with family and friends beside him. He was born on November 25, 1951 in Blossburg, PA, a son of Donald and Patricia (Richards) Harer. Steven worked for Penn Recycling in Williamsport and was a Truck Driver for many years. He was a lifetime member of Liberty VFW and a member of the Ironheads MC. Club. Steven was the Quartermaster of the Liberty VFW, Post 6755 for many years and a US veteran having served in the Army. He is survived by his wife of 17 years Carlene; two daughters, Stephanie Harer of Troy, PA, Stacee (Todd) Boyles of Covington, PA; a step-son, Darick (Wendy) Graham of Liberty, PA; seven grandchildren, Allee, Griffin, Gabe, Sydnee, Kaylee, Kendall, Kinley; a brother, George (Susie) Harer of Sabinsville; six sisters, Sharon Hopkins of Williamsport, PA, Judy (Charles) Campbell of Buttonwood, PA, Ellen (Jim) Campbell of Trout Run, PA, Janet (Joe) Hall of Jersey Shore, PA, Gail McNutt of Myerstown, PA, Sandi (Robert) Wheeland of East Point, PA. Steven was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Duane; a sister, Terri. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, November 26, 2017 from 11AM to 1PM at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Memorial donations may be made to Liberty VFW Post 6755 PO Box 1, Liberty, PA 16930 or Marine Corps Toys for Kids, PO Box 154, Ralston, PA 17763. - Mansfield Gazette, 30 November 2017

 

 

OK   HARVEY, Joseph -  Joseph "Joe" Harvey, age 54, of Covington, PA, died on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at his home. He was born on October 22, 1963 in Wellsboro, a son of Gordon L. and Roberta (Robbins) Harvey. Joe was the husband of Rebecca (Lacy) Harvey. He was employed as a mechanic at Ward Manufacturing. Joe was a member of Mainesburg United Methodist Church. He was a veteran having served in the Army. Joe enjoyed fishing, golfing, Pittsburgh Pirates, Steelers, and Penguins, spending time with his family and grandchildren. Survived by his wife Rebecca; his parents, Gordon and Roberta Harvey of Mainesburg, PA; two daughters, Jessica (Samuel) Jackson of Tioga, PA, Jennifer Harvey of Erie, PA; two grandchildren, Lacy "techno" and Eloise "Pockets"; three brothers, Lawrence Harvey of Mansfield, PA, Alan Harvey of Mainesburg, PA, Christopher Harvey of Buffalo, NY. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 4PM to 5PM at the Mainesburg United Methodist Church, 100 Smith Park Road, Mainesburg, PA. A memorial service will follow at 5PM with Pastor Tim Parker officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933 to assist with expenses. - Mansfield Gazette, 13 July 2017

 

HART, Lewis Edward - Lewis Hart, age 62, of Wellsboro, PA died July 9, 2018 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was born on July 26, 1955 in Corning, NY, a son of Lewis E. and Carrie (Apgar) Clark. He was employed in manufacturing. He enjoyed working on cars, building car models, and collecting Hotwheels and Matchbox cars. Lewis was a US veteran having served in the Army. He is survived by a son, Joseph (Sherri Faddis) Hart of Wellsboro, PA and two daughters, Cinnamon (Robert) Lord of Vanburen, AK and Krystal (Marlin) Burchfield of Vanburen, AK; a sister Mary Weber of Colorado Springs, CO; and 9 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Hope Hart. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. – Mansfield Gazette, 12 July 2018

 

HARZINSKI, Veronica - Veronica (Harzinski) Griffitts, age 90, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Monday, October 2, 2017 at the Green Home. She was born on December 4, 1926 in Arnot, PA, a daughter of Andrew and Mary (Luke) Harzinski. Veronica was the wife of the late Willey Griffitts. Veronica and her first husband Richard Bates owned and operated Bates Restaurant in Tioga. Veronica was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Tioga, Holy Child in Mansfield, and St. Joseph's in Florida when she resided there. She enjoyed baking, cooking, playing cards and attending church. Veronica is survived by a son, Barry (Brenda) Bates of Tioga, PA; a daughter, Susan (Keith) Bly of Wellsboro, PA; 6 grandchildren, Ryan, Fawn, Danielle, Saira, Travis, Miranda; 14 great grandchildren, Taylor, Joel, Emmy, Brett, Cade, Kryshtian, Kaedin, Reagan, Olivia, Lukas, Easton, Mila, Nova, Gage; a brother, Ray (Shelva Jean) Harzinksi of Blossburg, PA; two sisters, Eleanor Dahlgren of Mansfield, PA, Ernestine Dieffenbach of Mansfield. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard Bates; her second husband, Willey Griffitts; a daughter, Judy Ann Bates; a grandson, Gary Bates; a granddaughter, Tanya Carpenter; three brothers, Joe (Stacia) Harzinski, Ed Harzinksi and Floyd and Isabelle Harzinski. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, October 6, 2017 from 5 PM to 7PM at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A funeral service will immediately follow at 7PM with Pastor Debra Button officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's foundation, 1100 Liberty Ave. Suite E 201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. - Mansfield Gazette, 5 October 2017


                                                                       
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