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REED, Lydia L. - Lydia L. Roupp, 99, of Williamsport, died Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at UPMC – Susquehanna Williamsport, surrounded by her family and just two weeks shy of celebrating her 100th Birthday. Born March 30, 1918 in Roaring Branch, she was a daughter of Frederick and Ida (Antes) Reed. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years Grant O. Roupp, Jr. in 1996, a son Gary A. Roupp on Dec. 9, 2017, and 16 siblings. She was a 1936 graduate of Liberty High School and retired from Bailey Control Company. Lydia was a member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, where she belonged to the Helping Hands Sunday School Class, and helped with many activities of the church. She enjoyed baking especially pies for everyone. Lydia enjoyed puzzles, playing cards, and reading. Her greatest love was being with her family.  Surviving are three children Faye Cortright (Ron), Debra Shilling (Steve), and Dennis Roupp (Tammy) all of Cogan Station, a daughter-in-law Nancy R. Roupp of Williamsport, nine grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and seven great great grandchildren, a sister Betty Reibson of Forksville, and two brothers James and Dan Reed both of Linden.  A funeral service to honor the life of Lydia will be held 11 a.m. Monday, March 19 at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport. Burial will follow in Green Lawn  Memorial Park, Montgomery. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Monday at Sanders Mortuary.  The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions be made in Lydia’s name to a charity of one’s choice. – Williamsport Sun-Gazette, 15 March 2018  (96680)

 

REICHART, Murial A. - Murial A. (Reichart) Frontino age 70 of Sebring FL previously of Lawrenceville Pa, died on January 4, 2018 in Sebring FL. She was born on January 25, 1947 in Butler PA, a daughter of Merle and Francis Reichart. Murial was the wife of the late Richard J. Frontino who died in 2007. She had a long career as a teacher at R.B. Walter Elementary School in Tioga Junction PA. She enjoyed taking cruises, playing cards, dancing, and spending time with friends and family. Murial most recently fulfilled one of her bucket list items by graduating from Toby's Clown School. She loved wearing her many "Puddles" costumes to local parades, events, and bringing joy and happiness to those in attendance. Murial was also a "favorite" Bingo caller at her community clubhouse. She was a member of the Moose and a Lifetime Member of the VFW. Murial is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Melissa Frontino of Greensboro NC, a daughter and son-in-law Amy and Ray Lavo of Owego NY, four grandchildren Nicole, Katelyn, Brandon, Abigail, a great granddaughter Adalyn, a sister Marie Palmquist of VA, a sister-in-law Ruth and Dave Heberling. She is also survived by her companion of 7 years Robert Allshouse and many dear friends and family across the miles. Murial has requested there be no memorial services. She will be laid to rest with her late husband in Lawrenceville, PA. Memorial Contributions may be made in her name to Vitas Hospice, your local Hospice Organization or to R.B. Walter Elementary School Library, 65 Junction Cross Rd, Tioga, PA 16946. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, 11 January 2018

 

REPARD, Timothy L. - Timothy L Repard, 52, of Liberty Hill, (Austin) Texas died unexpectedly, Friday Sept. 1, 2017, in Austin Texas. He was born Aug. 18, 1965, in Wellsboro, the son of the late Kenneth E. Repard and Dixie L (Perry) McCarthy. Tim was married to Brenda J. (Zender) Repard. Tim was the third of the Repard brothers. He was employed by Dell of Round Rock Texas for nearly 20 years. He was a past member of the Liberty Volunteer Fire Department. Growing up he attended the Liberty Lutheran Church. He graduated from Liberty High School. Tim enjoyed spending time with his family in Pennsylvania. He enjoyed time at the lake house. He also enjoyed UT football and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He loved riding his Harley and enjoyed helping people. He was always there when you needed something. Surviving are his wife; children K. Raelyn, J Dawson Jordan; mother Dixie L. (Perry) McCarthy of Wellsboro; brothers, Perry Repard of Liberty, Robert (Linnea) Repard of Wellsboro,Troy (Amy) Repard of Liberty; nieces and nephews, Heath (Shannon) Repard of Australia, Tinecia (Adam) Repard of Hughesville, Brett (Breanna) Repard of Liberty, Natasha Repard of Tamaqua, Broc (Victoria) Repard of Williamsport,. Taynton Repard of Wellsboro, Chelsea and Tyler Repard of Liberty; great nieces and nephew, Easton and Willow Repard of Liberty, Olivia Repard of Williamsport.  Family and friends are invited to a memorial at the Liberty Lutheran Church, Liberty from 5 to 7 p.m. with a service immediately following on Tuesday Sept. 19. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of your choice to benefit the hurricane Harvey victims in Texas.  Arrangements are entrusted to Freeberg Funeral Home, 120 North Williamson Road, Blossburg. - Mansfield Gazette, 14 September 2017

REESE, Thomas L. - Thomas L. Reese, 82, of Wellsboro, died July 23, 2018, at Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. He was born July 11, 1936, in Wellsboro, the son of Leonard and Ruth Rexford Reese. Tom was a retired driver for Taynton Trucking. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Jane Havens, three sons, Darel (Marcia), Glen (Beverly Willsea), and Daniel (Elise Coolidge), all of Wellsboro, a brother, John (Vicky) of Wellsboro, a sister, Barbara Cowles of Barefoot Bay, Fla., eight grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. He was predeceased by his brothers, Watson, Rex, William, and Richard, and his sister, MaryLou Kendrick Doebler. Friends are invited to call at the Carleton Funeral Home Inc., 11470 Route 6, Wellsboro, on Friday, July 27, from 1-3 p.m. A memorial service will follow there Friday at 3 p.m. with Pastor Kristi Webster officiating. – Mansfield Gazette, 26 July 2018

REYNOLDS, Mark - Mark Reynolds, 42, of Lawrenceville, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Philadelphia. He was born May 5, 1975, in Elmira, N.Y., a son of Thomas V. Reynolds, Sr. and Joyce (Bakeoven) Reynolds of Lawrenceville. Mark worked in construction. In high school he enjoyed sports – being goal tender for hockey games, football and Junior Olympic boxing. Mark is survived by his parents, Thomas V. Reynolds, Sr. and Joyce Reynolds of Lawrenceville; a brother, Thomas V. Reynolds, Jr. of Steuben County, N.Y.; two sisters, Michelle (Reynolds) Ivins of Ben Salem, Julie Reynolds of Lawrenceville; a niece, Jazzmyn M. Reynolds; a nephew, Zachary V. Reynolds..  Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, 28 September 2017

RIDDLE, Lincoln Edward - Lincoln Edward Riddle, died to his eternal home shortly before he was born on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Lincoln is survived by his parents, Dan and Laura Shelmire Riddle of Wellsboro, PA; a brother, Jamison Grayson Riddle at home; maternal grandparents, Jim and Gloria Shelmire of Wellsboro, PA; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933. - Mansfield Gazette, 24 August 2017

 

ROCKWELL, Joyce L. - Joyce L. Stewart, 90, of Wellsboro, died March 27, 2018, at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro.  Born on Oct. 11, 1927, in Berkshire, N.Y., to the late Robert R. and Marjorie (Allen) Rockwell. Joyce graduated from Groton High School in Groton, N.Y., in 1946.  In 1947, Joyce married Durwood B. Stewart, and they lived in Groton their entire married life and also enjoyed a cottage on Owasco Lake. Joyce was a homemaker and was a wonderful baker. She was active in the Groton Election Board, Garden Club, Fortnightly Club, Beta Chi Eta, Brownie leader, and was a member of the Groton Community Church. She was a member of Wednesday Morning Musicales in Wellsboro. She was an avid reader and enjoyed the Groton Public Library as well as the Green Free Library in Wellsboro.

Joyce moved to Wellsboro in January 2013 and resided the next five years at Country Terrace where she was made to feel at home by the staff and residents.  Joyce is survived by two daughters, Sharon Stewart of Watervliet, N.Y., and Diana Frazier (Tim), of Wellsboro; grandsons, Timothy Frazier (Renee) of Wellsboro, John Frazier (Miriam) of Villanova; great-granddaughter, Kaylee Frazier, great-grandsons, Hunter Frazier, and McLane Frazier. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Durwood, in 2009; sister Phyllis Drake Gardner; brothers Ross Rockwell, Gerald (Jerry) Rockwell, and niece Sandy Van Benschoten.  Calling hours will be held on Sunday, April 8, at 12 p.m. at the Shurtleff Funeral Home, 103 Lincoln Ave., Groton. Following will be a service at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in the Groton Rural Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Groton Public Library, 112 E. Cortland Street, Groton, NY 13073. – Mansfield Gazette, 5 April 2018

 

ROBB, David Keith - David Keith Robb, 71, of Howard, died on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College. Keith was born on Jan. 3, 1947, in Derry, a son of the late Walter and Helen Stiffler Robb. He grew up in Latrobe. He married the love of his life, Susan Schaeffer, in 1967, while they were both still in college. They would go on to spend over 50 years together. She survives at their home. They were blessed with three children, Tavia Robb of Miami, Fla., Jordan Keith Robb of Pine Grove Mills, and Kaelen Mason Robb of Lemont. Keith had served as pastor at the St. John United Methodist Church in Howard and the Bald Eagle United Methodist Church in Wingate after serving at St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Bethesda, Md. He would later work for the CMI Veterinary Clinic in Howard, Jersey Shore Hospital, and Soldiers + Sailors Hospital/Laurel Health System in Wellsboro. He also taught science at the Episcopal Academy near Philadelphia. He was also a camp counselor. As an undergraduate at Grove City College, he was named Man of the Year. He also graduated from Wesley Theological Seminary. Keith brought light to everyone he met. He loved to laugh. He had a true joy and ebullience about him, and a sense of wonder about the world. He loved meeting and talking with people, and he saw good in everyone. He was incredibly active and industrious. He enjoyed nature, woodworking, gardening, golfing, reading, and connecting with people. Upon retiring, he and Susan began camping and he loved spending time enjoying nature and all of its wonders, together with their dogs, friends, and family. He also took great pleasure in entertaining at his home. Above all, he loved being a husband and father. The family will hold private services. Online condolences may be made at www.kader-neff.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Keith's name to Audubon, 100 Wildwood Way, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or to Habitat for Humanity, Centre Co.,1155 Zion Road, Bellefonte, PA 16823. – Mansfield Gazette, 22 March 2018

 

ROBBINS, Michael W. - Michael W. Robbins was born Nov. 8, 1955 in Olean, N.Y., to Mason and Arlene (nee Post) Robbins. He died peacefully Nov. 21, 2017, at his home in Arlington Heights, Ill. After two decades of a lustrous business career, Michael dedicated his talents in the service of others by volunteering for numerous organizations in the greater Chicago area: Michael was one of the formation members of St. James PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) serving homeless adults and families in cooperation with 18 churches in the area. Michael was the President of the Scleroderma Foundation, Greater Chicago Chapter.  Michael was involved with SALUTE, INC. whose mission is to honor the service and remember the sacrifice of our military personnel. He was a fundraiser for The Sisters of the Living Word. Michael is survived by his brothers, Stephen (Donna) Robbins and Robert (Jayne Ann) Robbins; his nieces and nephews Chris, Matthew, Meredith, Bob and Jill; his great nieces and nephews; his dear friend Mary Wacker and by his mother and her husband. Michael is preceded in death by his wife Annette (nee Martin) Robbins and by his father. Memorial visitation was Thursday, Nov. 30, from 3 until 8 p.m. at the Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road, (4 blocks south of Palatine Road) Arlington Heights, Ill. Prayers are 10:15 a.m., Friday, Dec. 1, at Glueckert Funeral Home to St. James Catholic Church, 831 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, Ill. for Mass at 11 a.m. A second memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 38 Central Avenue, Wellsboro. Michael will be laid to rest in a private interment service in Wellsboro. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Scleroderma Foundation, Greater Chicago Chapter, 125 S. Clark, 17th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603 or St. James PADS., 820 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004. - Mansfield Gazette, 30 November 2017

 

ROBINSON, Erwin E. - Erwin E. "Robbie" Robinson, age 71, of Covington, PA, died on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at the Green Home. He was born on March 7, 1946 in Corning, NY, a son of Samuel and Louise Robinson. Robbie was the husband of Shirley (Frost) Robinson. He was employed at Lowes as an assembler. Erwin was a US Veteran having served in the Army during the Vietnam Era. Robbie is survived by his wife, Shirley; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kate and Gary Larson of Australia, Charmarie and Michael Wright of Mansfield, PA; four grandchildren, LaKota Cummings, Maelee Robinson, Jack Larson, Poppy Larson. He was preceded in death by his parents. In keeping with Robbie'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, 26 October 2017

 

ROBINSON, Shirley A. - Shirley A. GROVE, 69, of Rte. 6, Ulysses, PA, died Wednesday, May 31, 2017 in her home. Born January 25, 1948, in Abington, PA, she was the daughter of Crossman Seymour and Emily Mulinosky Robinson.  She was raised by her mother and step-father, Lawrence Young.  On March 30, 1996, in Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church, Gaines, PA, she married Donald J. Grove, who survives.  Shirley was employed as a bookkeeper and accountant for over 30 years and was a dairy farmer for many years.  Her employers included, Dresser Mfg. in Wellsboro, Abbott Township, and Bailey Excavating.  She was a member of Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church, Gaines, PA.  Shirley loved her grandchildren, horses, gardening, and reading.  Surviving besides her husband, Donald, are:  a daughter, Barbara Jane (Eric) Pitchford of Pittsburgh, PA;  four step-children, Denese (William) Walters of Ulysses, Lynne (William) Campbell of Galeton, Diane (Jeff) Palmatier of Genesee, and Darryl (Lori) Grove of Elizabethtown, PA;  16 grandchildren, Tiffany Clark, Amber Magarigal, Derek Palmatier, Aaron Palmatier, Justin Campbell, Julie Hurlbert, Brian Campbell, Michelle McCutcheon, Janelle Grove, Heather Grove, Jordan Pitchford, Cameron Pitchford, Julie Cimino, Billy King, Lisa Gladfelter, and Mike Campbell;  19 great-grandchildren;  and a sister, Maryjean (Wayde) Campbell of Bradenton, FL.  There will be no visitation or service.  Memorials may be made to Teacher’s Pet Rescue, 19 Blackberry Lane, Coudersport, PA 16915 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org.  Arrangements are entrusted to Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.  - Mansfield Gazette, 8 June 2017

 

ROHREY, Margaret - Margaret (Rohrey) Strange, 93, of Mansfield, died on Friday, July 14, 2017. She was the daughter of the late John C. and Margaret (Heggarty) Rohrey and the wife of the late Robert H. Strange. Funeral services will be private and are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. - Mansfield Gazette, 20 July 2017

 

ROSE, Emily Maude - Emily Maude (Rose) Arnold Burdick, 89, of Mansfield, died peacefully with her family by her side on Dec. 3, 2017 at Broad Acres. She was born on Sept. 29, 1928 in Caton, N.Y., the daughter of the late Rev. John Calvin and Sarah Emily (Wilcox) Rose. Emily graduated from Northside High School in Corning, N.Y., Class of 1947. Friends and family may call on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 1pm with the Rev. Josh O'Neil officiating. - Mansfield Gazette, 7 December 2017

 

ROOT, Deborah L. - Deborah L. Emmick, age 60, of Nelson, PA, died on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at Robert Packer Hospital. She was born on August 17, 1957 in Blossburg, PA, a daughter of James and Alice (Christian) Root. Deb was the wife of Donald R. Emmick. She had been employed at Weis Market as a Bakery Manager and previously worked at Wundies for several years. She loved to ride horses, spend time outdoors and with her family. She is survived by her husband, Donald; three sons, Mathew (Jessica) Root of Osceola Mills, PA, Donald (Amy) Emmick of Wellsboro, PA, Dennis Emmick of Nelson, PA; five grandchildren, Faith, Shianne, Trevor, Devon, Cody; two sisters, Ruth Mattison of Morris, PA, Brenda (Bill) Dennison of Kentucky; nieces and nephews, Todd McCarthy, Cindy Brown, Karen Potts, Kelly Dennison, Randy Dennison. A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Second Chance Animal Sanctuary, 725 Gee Road, Tioga, PA 16946. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. -  Mansfield Gazette, 31 May 2018

 

ROOT, Sterry J. - Sterry J. Root age 84 of Westfield, Pa. died at his home unexpectedly January 27, 2018. He was born Jan. 8, 1934 in Wellsboro, Pa. the son of John H. and Mabel Rose Spencer Root. He was a lifelong farmer, worked at Westfield Tannery, Ingersol-Rand, Corning Inc., Schneider Transportation and Curtiss Artificial Insemination. He was a jack of all trades, built his own home and was always willing to help family and friends. He was  a 1952 graduate of C.V. High School. He was a 61 year member of the Victoria Grange #1193 and served as Master and State Advocate from 2001 till present. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Joyce (Parker), children, Karen (Neil) Roberts, Koeth (Grace) Root, Kerry Scott Root, Kelly (Walt) Soroko. grandchildren, Emily R. Wheaton, Brock A. Root, Walter (Amber) Soroko, Larissa Soroko, Derrick Root, Jessica Root, Brandi Root, Jamie (Jerry) Boorum, Shelley Hunter. great grandchildren, Lily, Randy and Addisyn Wheaton, Katie and Alice Soroko, Kaitlin and Evan Boorum, brothers, Elton (Darla) Root, Duane (Mary Ann) Root, Galen (Nancy) Root, sisters, Veleda Smith and Gail (Harold) Dean.  Friends are invited to a memorial service Saturday Feb. 3, 2018 at 11:00 am. at Brookfield United Methodist Church, Westfield, Pa.,  Pastor Edward Rodarmel offc. Memorial donations may be made to Brookfield United Methodist Church, c/o Donna Nudd, 3135 Potter Rd., Troupsburg, NY.  14885. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield.  - Mansfield Gazette, 1 February 2018

 

ROUNDS, Richard R. - Richard R. Rounds, age 70 , of Arnot, PA, died on Monday, January 29, 2018 at his home. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA.  - Mansfield Gazette, 1 February 2018

 

ROUPP, Richard L. – Richard L. Roupp, 77, formerly of Mifflinburg and Mansfield, entered into rest Sunday, July 29, 2018, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. He was born Feb. 4, 1941, in Sayre. A son of the late Edgar L. and Thelma A. [Slingerland] Roupp. Richard was a 1959 graduate of Mansfield High School. He honorably served in the Army National Guard. Richard was a graduate of Simmons School of Mortuary Science, Syracuse, NY. He owned and operated the Roupp Funeral Home, Inc., Mifflinburg, from 1986 until he retired in 1999. Richard enjoyed raising horses and other farm animals, antique shopping, and attending auctions. He was a former member of the Tioga Valley Saddle Club, Mansfield. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Lydia Vanessa K. and Marc J. Speciale of Johnstown, and Cortney K. and Ryan S. Klose of Mifflinburg; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Andre' W. K. and Ellie Kreisher Roupp of Mifflinburg, and Tristan G. K. Roupp and his companion Sarah Combs of Lewisburg; seven grandchildren; one brother, Edgar H. Roupp of Mansfield; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Constance A. and David M. Rawson of Germania, and Bonnie L. and Cliff Cross of Mansfield; one aunt, Jean Stadler of Mansfield; and nieces and nephews. Family and friends are welcome to a time of visitation from 1 to 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Christ's United Lutheran Church, 13765 Old Turnpike Rd., Millmont, where a memorial service will be conducted at 2, with the Rev. John Yost, officiating. Funeral arrangements are by Roupp Funeral Home, Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Rd., Mifflinburg. – Mansfield Gazette, 2 August 2018

 

ROYER, Joel Edward - Joel Edward Royer, age 64, of Millerton, PA died on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. Joel was the husband of Patricia (Stanley) Royer. Joel was born on January 29, 1953 in Massillon, OH a son of William and Charlotte (Wenger) Royer.  Joel is survived by his wife, Patricia; a daughter and son-in-law Emily and Kris Skelly of Hadley, NY; three grandchildren, Jessica, Megan and Kasey Skelly. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John Royer.  Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel And Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow at 7:00 P.M. at the funeral chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Millerton Food Pantry, c/o Millerton United Methodist Church, Route 328, Millerton, PA 16936. - Mansfield Gazette, 1 February 2018

 

RUANE, Leonard A. - Leonard A. Ruane Jr., 62, of Wellsboro, died Monday morning, April 10, 2017, at Green Ridge Health Care Center after an illness. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Leonard Sr. and Anna Jean Boyd Ruane. A graduate of Scranton Central High School, he earned a bachelor's degree from Mansfield University, where he was also a member of Sigma Tau Gamma (Sig Tau) Fraternity. He served as the director of residential services for Tioga County until his retirement in 2007. A true outdoorsman, he was a longtime hunter and fisherman. He is survived by his sister, Catherine A. DelSerra and husband, Dr. Joseph of Scranton; his nephew and niece, J.J. DelSerra of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and Samantha DelSerra of Minneapolis; an aunt, Eleanor Peron of Scranton; many cousins and friends; and his faithful dog, Lilly. He was also preceded in death by his former wife, Susan Ives Ruane. His family would like to express its gratitude to Dr. Barry Minora, Hospice of the Sacred Heart's staff, especially Tara, the staff of Green Ridge Health Care Center, and the many friends and relatives whose support and care throughout his illness were both amazing and forever appreciated. A blessing service will be Saturday, April 22 at noon in the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge, to be celebrated by the Rev. Joseph Sica. Relatives and friends may pay their respects from 11 a.m. until services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Leonard's name to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Memorial Fund, c/o 600 Baltimore Drive #7, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18702. - Mansfield Gazette, 19 April 2017

 

RUMSEY, Xanadu R. - Xanadu R. RUMSEY, 15, of Ulysses, PA, died Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.  She was born December 10, 2002, in Sayre, PA.  Xanadu was entering her sophomore year in the Northern Potter School District.  She was a very helpful girl and touched many lives.  The impact of her life will remain in the hearts of those who loved her.  Surviving are:  her mother, Shannon Lane of Ulysses;  her father, Seth Rumsey, Jr. of Chemung, NY;  siblings, Alyssa Rumsey, Ann Marie Rumsey, Brooklynn Rumsey, and Charee Brundege;  step-parents, Danielle Johnson and Mike Brundege of Chemung, NY;  maternal grandmother, Debra (Glenn) Smith of Coudersport;  maternal great-grandparents, Ron and Donna Wandell of Troy and Roger and Carol Smith of Roseville;  paternal grandparents, Seth Rumsey, Sr. of Barton, NY and Darlene Rumsey of Chemung, NY;  extended family, Carletta Stone of Coudersport;  aunts, uncles, and cousins.  She was predeceased by a brother, Seth E. Rumsey, III.  Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Monday, July 23, 2018 from 12:00 2:00 PM, with a Memorial Service following at 2:00 PM.  The Rev. Jason Reed will officiate.  Memorials may be made to the family.  - Williamsport Sun-Gazette, 21 July 2018

 

RUPPERT, Mark J. - Mark J. Ruppert, 62, of Wellsboro, died on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.  He was born on Jan. 17, 1955, in Pottstown, his wife, Kathy (Mitchell) Ruppert, survives him. He was the son to the late Jake and Elfriede Ruppert.  Mark is survived by his wife, Kathy; two sons, Jason (Jennifer) Ruppert of Galeton, Eric Ruppert of Wellsboro; daughter, Stephanie (Matt) Sweet of Wellsboro; brother, Peter (Louann) Ruppert of Wellsboro; two sisters, Etta Kay Dewey of Pine City, N.Y., Heidi (Tim) Curren of Gillett; eight grandchildren, Madeline, Ryan, Jenna, Kendall, and Leah Sweet, Raeley, Della, and Lennon Ruppert.  Mark retired from PennDOT last November and was a member and past master of Ossea Lodge # 317 F & AM. He loved hunting and scouting, and traveled the world for the biggest trophy animals. He spent countless time with his kids and grandkids, he never got too far away that he couldn't help lend a hand. He also enjoyed spending time watching animals, building the pavilion and deer blinds, planting and maintaining the fields, and picnicking with family and friends out at the camp in the canyon.  He rode his Harley-Davidson with a crew of good friends and tinkering on the hot rod.  Family and friends may call on Sunday, May 21, from noon to 2 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Darwin "Tink" Cranmer officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to NWTF Arnie Hayden Memorial Chapter JAKES, Attn: Butch McDivitt, 1343 Bliss Road, Lawrenceville, Pa. 16929. -  Mansfield Gazette, 25 May 2017

 

RUSSELL, Hazel Lucile - Lucile Ross Watkins died peacefully and perhaps gratefully March 10, 2018, at age 103. Born Hazel Lucile Russell in Washington, she lived there and in Pittsburgh, Pleasant Hills, Port Allegany, Wellsboro, and Gibsonia. Her two brothers, Neal and Wayne, both lived into their 90s. The only one of her or her first husband's family to finish college, she "squeaked through" Oberlin during the Depression, fulfilling her mother Irene's greatest dream. Widowed at 27, Lucile was a longtime social worker until remarrying at 53. She was a loving mother and grandmother, and a kind, generous, respected friend to all who knew her. In her youth she played violin and piano, and always loved music, birds, nature photography, and bridge, which she played "with gusto and astuteness" to age 99. Homebound in her late 90s, she kept busy doing crossword puzzles and writing letters to editors and the President, full of useful advice. Predeceased by husbands Earl Ross and Forrest Watkins. Survived by daughter, Kathy Ross Boykowycz (Walter); and Forrest's children, Nancy Watkins Dunham (John) and Edward K. Watkins (Chris); five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. No visitation; interment is private. Memorial contributions, if desired, to Audubon Society, Heifer International, or Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Lucile's family is especially grateful to dedicated caregivers at Home Instead and Asbury Heights. Professional services trusted to Thomas M. Smith Funeral Home & Crematory, Ltd. (Blawnox). Mansfield Gazette, 15 March 2018

 

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SCOTT, Daryl G. - Daryl G. Scott, age 56, of Mansfield, PA, died Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at his home. He was born October 2, 1960 in Cowley, Kansas, a son of Robert D. and Thelma D. (Cockrehan) Scott. Daryl is survived by a sister, Jan Shaw of Derby, KS. He was predeceased by a brother, Richard S. Mills. At Daryl's request, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, 26 April 2017

 

SCOUTEN, Emerson D. - Emerson D. Scouten, age 77, of Wellsboro, died on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. He was born on March 24, 1940 a son of the late Clyde and Frances (Sweezy) Scouten. Emerson was a dedicated employee of Partners in Progress for many years that looked forward to going to work every day.  He is survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law: Charles and Norma Scouten of Gallipolis, Ohio, Harry and Daisy Scouten of Troy, sister and brother-in-law: Sally and Russell Ames of Middlebury Center, and a brother-in-law: Arnold Avery of Mansfield. He was predeceased by a sister: Alberta Avery. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. - Mansfield Gazette, 7 December 2017

 

SCHMIDT, John C. - John C. Schmidt, age 64, of Middlebury Ctr., formerly of Phoenixville, PA, died on Saturday February 3, 2018. He was born on September 21, 1953 in Phoenixville, PA, son of Charles and Pearl (Evans) Schmidt. John was the husband of Jacque L. (Billman) Schmidt. He is survived by his wife, Jacque; a son and daughter-in-law, Shane and Heather; a daughter-in-law, Rosie; two grandchildren, Eleanor and Charlie, his sister Kathy, and his mother Pearl. John was preceded in death by his father, Charles and a son Shawn. John was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Huxley Gun Club and a Social Member of the Valley Forge Fire Company.  The funeral will be Saturday, February 10 at 10:00 am at Valley Forge Baptist Church, 1701 Valley Forge Road, Valley Forge, PA 19481. Interment will be private.  Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, 8 February 2018

 

SCHOONOVER, James R.  - James R. Schoonover, 68, died at his home in Torbert Village along Pine Creek, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, with his best friend by his side. Born Oct. 27, 1949 in Elmira, N.Y., he was the son to the late Robert and Alberta (Lowrey) Schoonover. Also preceding him in death was a sister, Mary Lou Schoonover Dorn Miller. James graduated from Cowanesque Valley High School and the Williamsport Area Community College. He retired from West Company from the maintenance department. He was a free spirit who loved the outdoors, enjoyed fly fishing, was an avid paddler, biker, skier, and had friends all over the country. Surviving are his companion, Dana L. Himes, three nieces, several cousins, and many friends. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date for friends and family. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no formal services. Arrangements entrusted to Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, Jersey Shore. – Mansfield Gazette, 7 December 2017

SCISLY, Florence - Florence ZAPALOWSKI, 93, of Ulysses, PA, formerly of Cheektowaga, NY, died Wednesday, March 14, 2018 in her home.  Born November 8, 1924, at home in Cooper Township, Montour County, PA, she was the daughter of Joseph and Katherine Oshetski Scisly.  Her mother and father died when Florence was very young and she was raised in an orphanage in Harrisburg.  She was married to Casmir “Casey” Zapalowski, who predeceased her.  Florence was employed by Trico Windshield Wipers in Buffalo from 1949 until her retirement in 1989.  She was a member of Queen of Martyrs Church in Cheektowaga, NY and St. Bibiana Catholic Church in Galeton.  Surviving are:  a sister, Anna M. Lewis of Ulysses;  a brother, Joseph Scisly of North Hollywood, CA;  nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Stanley Scisly;  and a sister, Mary Scisly.  Friends may call at St. Bibiana Catholic Church, Galeton, PA on Monday, March 19, 2018 from 9:30 10:00 AM, with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10:00 AM.  The Rev. Joseph V. Dougherty will be the Celebrant.  Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Elysburg, PA.  Memorials may be made to Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.  - Williamsport Sun-Gazette, 16 March 2018

 

SCUREMAN, Edna - Edna Haines Scureman Rexford, always known as "Nen," died on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, in Marblehead, Mass. at the age of 96.Nen was born on Sept. 4, 1921, in Jersey Shore, the daughter of Charles Gordon Scureman and Edna Ethel Haines. She lived in Jersey Shore until the age of 14, when the family moved to Wellsboro. She attended Wellsboro High School and represented Wellsboro as its Queen in the first Laurel Festival, in 1938. She married Donald E. Rexford, also of Wellsboro, on Sept. 20, 1946, after his return from World War II. The couple eventually settled in Buffalo, N.Y., but returned to Wellsboro in 1981 when they retired. In 2006, Nen moved to Massachusetts to be nearer to her daughter.Nen was an accomplished artist and portraitist who worked in oil, watercolor and pastel and was proud to be a charter member of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She was active in the Wellsboro Art Club and served on the board of the Tioga County Historical Society, where she organized exhibitions about the Civil War and the Society's military collections to honor those who sacrificed so much for their country. She loved beauty in all its forms – in the natural world, in human faces, in music, poetry, and art. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald E. Rexford; and by her brother, Charles Haines Scureman; her sister, Lydia Wilt Scureman Kuhl (C. Brainard Kuhl); and her niece, Lydia Kristine Kuhl, all of Mansfield. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Rexford (Charles Turner) of Danvers, Mass.; her grandson, Gerritt Turner of Seattle, Wash.; two nephews, Mark and Daniel Scureman; three nieces, Maria Scureman, Cynthia Kuhl Roupp, Sylvia Kuhl Yamashita; and her sister-in-law, Carole Scureman. A graveside service at Oregon Hill Cemetery is planned for Friday, Oct. 27, followed by a gathering of family and friends at the home of her niece Sylvia Yamashita. – Mansfield Gazette, 5 October 2017

 

SCHWARTZ, Harold E. - Harold E. Schwartz, 81, died at his home in Pawleys Island, S.C. on Saturday, July 28, 2018. He was born in Washington, D.C., son of the late Harold and Beatrice Thatch Schwartz. Hal attended Lycee Yersin, Dalat Vietnam and graduated from Ojai Preparatory School, Ojai, Calif. He earned a BA and MA in Public Administration at University of Maryland. A graduate of the Army Language School, Monterey, Calif., he was assigned to the 513th Military Intelligence in Berlin, Germany where he served as a Russian/French Interpreter. He participated in the Powers/Abel prisoner exchange on the Glienicke Bridge and the 1961 Tank Incident at Friedrich Strasse. He was later transferred to Allied Staff in the British Sector. His novel, "Outpost Berlin," was based on his experiences in Berlin. Briefly stationed at Fort Belvoir, Va., he was assigned to the 5th Special Forces in Nha Trang, Vietnam where he was wounded on Dec. 31, 1965. He returned to civilian life in 1967. He was an Administrator and Professor at Mansfield University, Mansfield. Upon retirement he moved to Pawleys Island, S.C. He is survived by his wife, Christine, three sons, Karl, Atlanta, Ga., Kevin, Pine Beach, N.J., Eric, Atlanta, Ga. and daughter, Aimee (Lee); three grandchildren, Michael, Katie and Kayli; a brother, Donald, Chicago, Ill. He was predeceased by a brother, James. He was an avid chess player, tennis player, reader and traveler. He was an active member of Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church and a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus. Additionally, Hal was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 10420, Murrells Inlet, S.C. Family will receive friends an hour before the service in the Church Narthax. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Precious Blood Catholic Church on Friday, Aug. 3, at 11 a.m. Inurement following in the church columbarium. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Father Pat's Kitchen or Food for the Poor. Goldfinch Funeral Home, Pawleys Island Chapel is in charge of funeral arrangements. – Mansfield Gazette, 2 August 2018

 

SEELY, Eleanor - Eleanor Seely Stilwell, age 84 of Indiana, died Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh, with her loving family at her side. She was born in 1934 in Fairdale, PA to Orlo and Marion Carter Seely.  She attended Mansfield State Teachers College and graduated in 1956 with a degree in Music Education.  Mansfield was also where she met her husband Merle Stilwell.  They married in 1955 and moved to Long Island, NY.  She began her professional career as an elementary music teacher in the South Huntington school district on Long Island where she taught until starting their family. They moved to Ithaca NY in 1965 and to Indiana PA in 1967 where they have lived since.  She was an active member of Grace United Methodist church where she and Merle sang in the Chancel Choir for 50 years.  She also served in many other roles within the church. Eleanor’s hobbies included quilting, basket weaving, piano teaching and bringing joy to others.  She especially enjoyed the many dogs who were her faithful companions. After Merle retired, they traveled to many places.  The trip that eclipsed them all was the family cruise to Bermuda to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Her children, grandchildren and friends across the country brought her great joy.  In turn, the joy she brought to them will carry on forever. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Merle; one son, Colonel Douglas Stilwell, USMC (Retired), and wife Deborah of Fredericksburg, VA; one daughter, Wendy Stilwell Boehme and husband Les of Murfreesboro, TN; and three grandchildren, Heather Stilwell, Brian Stilwell and wife Brianna, and Emily Stilwell, all of Pittsburgh.  She is also survived by two brothers, Giles Seely and wife Janie of Tucson, AZ; and Claude Seely and wife Nancy of Coudersport. She is preceded in death by her parents. Friends and family will be received on Sunday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 P.M. at the Bowser-Minich Funeral Home, Indiana. A funeral service will be held on Monday at 2 P.M. at the Grace United Methodist Church with Pastors William Blair, Kathy Mihoerck, and Dennis Marshall officiating. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Traditional Music Fund, Grace United Methodist Church, 712 Church St., Indiana, PA 15701. – Mansfield Gazette, 26 July 2018

 

SEELEY, Matthew R. - Matthew R. Seeley, 29, of Rte. 287, Tioga, PA died suddenly at home on Monday, January 22, 2018.  Born in Wellsboro, PA on July 20, 1988, Matt was the son of Bobby Jo Seeley and Russell Ayers. He worked as an inventory specialist for RGIS of Mansfield, PA. He was an avid video gamer and enjoy competing online with others from around the world.  He is survived by his parents, Bobby Jo Stinger and Russell Ayers, both of Tioga, his siblings, Caroline Keeney of Canandaigua, NY, Shelby Stinger of Addison, NY, Mikey Stinger of Tioga, PA and Libby Stinger of Nelson, PA, his maternal grandparents, Darlene and Marshall Harmon of Tioga, his paternal grandfather, Lawrence “Pat” Ayers and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Stella Ayers, his paternal grandfather, Ernie Harrower and his beloved dog, Shadow.  His family will receive friends on Monday, January 29 from 4 to 6 pm at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Tioga, PA. A funeral service will follow there at 6 pm with Pastor Steven Neff officiating.  Memorials in Matt’s name may be made to any local animal shelter of choice. – H.P. Smith & Son Funeral Home, Woodhull, NY, 26 January 2018

 

SEELEY, Nelle - Nelle Seeley Calkins, age 87, of East Troy, PA, died Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Twin Oaks, Granville Summit. She was born in Canton, PA on November 23, 1929 to Guy and Alice (Smith) Seeley. After graduating from Canton in 1946, she married Layton Calkins and together raised their children on the family farm until his passing in 1980. Nelle was a wonderful wife and grandmother. She enjoyed attending her children's music and sporting events. Her highlight every year was going to their basketball games, and her favorite thing was attending the Troy Fair to watch her family show their animals. One thing Nelle was noted for was her baked goods, especially her pies. Bingo was her favorite pastime for many years. She was a member of the East Troy Baptist Church. Nelle is predeceased by her husband, Layton; daughter, Mary Ann Murphy, and siblings, Phyllis Stanton and Thomas Seeley. She is survived by her sons, Alfred (Sharon) Calkins of Troy, PA, James (Donna) Calkins of Troy, PA, and Gordon (Margie) Calkins of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; son-in-law, Gerald Murphy of Warren Center; 11 grandchildren, Michael Murphy, Mara Murphy Whitman, Ryan Calkins, Randy Calkins, Christa Calkins Shepard, Diana Calkins, Mary Calkins Rawlins, Gordon Calkins, Layton Calkins; several great grandchildren, step-children, step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren; sister, Marie Foust, Windfall, PA; several nieces and nephews. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Twin Oaks Personal Care and their staff for the excellent loving care that was given to Nelle the last few years of her life. Also, thanks to Guthrie Hospice for their support services. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Services provided by Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Twin Oaks Personal Care, 1100 Cowley Rd., Granville Summit, PA 16926. - Mansfield Gazette, 23 November 2017

 

SEYMOUR, R. Duane - R. Duane Seymour, 81, of Mainesburg, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, at the Green Home, Wellsboro. He was born May 16, 1935, in Mainesburg, the son of Stanley and Mary Welch Seymour. Duane was a retiree of Agway, and was a farmer. He was very dedicated to his church. Duane is survived by his wife of 59 years, the former, Marilyn Rogers; three daughters and a son-in-law, Mary Lynn Seymour of Laurel, Md., Marie Seymour of Mansfield, Amy (Bill) Seymour Hartman of Mainesburg; a son and daughter-in-law, Alan (Melanie) Seymour of Mansfield; two sisters, Linda Farrell of Mansfield, Marcia Romaine of Waynesboro; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St Mansfield, on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Andy McIlvain officiating. -  Mansfield Gazette, January 4, 2017

 

SHAEFER, Kathleen M. - Kathleen M. Shaefer, age 72, of Mansfield, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, at her home in Mansfield. She was born June 18, 1945, in Abington, the daughter of Mearle and Gertrude Shaefer. Kathy is survived by her sister, Elaine Shaefer, a niece and great nephew, close friend, Sheila (Delosa) Bryant, and her beloved pets, Ben, Archie, and Molly. She was an active EMT with the Mansfield Ambulance Association, and the Sun City Center Rescue Squad. Kathy enjoyed outdoor sports and spending time with her friends.  A gathering to celebrate Kathy's life will be held at the Mansfield Fire Hall 381 S. Main St. Mansfield, on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 4 P.M.  Memorial contributions in Kathy's memory may be made to the Mansfield Ambulance Association, or the Second Chance Animal Sanctuary.  A service of Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service 130 S. Main St. Mansfield. - Mansfield Gazette, 16 November 2017

 

SHAFFER, Weldon F. - Weldon F. “Jake” Shaffer, 79, of Canton, PA. Weldon “Jake” Shaffer died at his home on May 22, 2018.  It is impossible to summarize his life and his legacy in a few, short paragraphs.  His was a life that impacted innumerable people, students and athletes during his 40 years of teaching and coaching at Canton Junior-Senior High School.  Born in Williamsport, PA on February 4, 1939, Jake was a standout athlete, starring in football, baseball and track.  He was scouted and pursued by the MLB as a left-handed power hitting catcher, won All-State honors in football in 1956, and set the former PA state record for the shot-put that stood until the mid-70’s.  He played college football at North Carolina State University, starting on both the offensive and defensive lines for the Wolfpack. When Jake graduated from NC State in 1962, he won the hand of the love of his life, his wife of 56 years, Patricia (Sampson) and they moved to Canton, PA to make a life together.  Jake was a much-loved and respected teacher and a legendary coach. While at CHS, Jake coached football, wrestling, baseball, and softball.  He was the coach of numerous championship teams and coached the CHS girls’ softball team to the 2000 PIAA state championship. Jake won numerous awards, most significantly being named to the West Branch of the PA Sports Hall of Fame in 2002 and to the inaugural class of the Canton Hall of Fame in 2011. His skill in motivating both athletes and students to achieve success beyond even their own expectations is unparalleled in Canton’s history. Truly his legacy is matched by few and exceeded by none.  In his later years, Jake was best known as “Pap,” a remarkable grandfather, coach and fan to his grandchildren.  His passing leaves a void that cannot be filled. In the last few days of his life Jake was surrounded by his immediate family; his wife of 56 years, Patsy, his firstborn son Jake and his wife Beth, their children Zeke, Caleigh, Amelia, and Connor; his second-born son Dan and his wife Kim, their children George and Andrew, and his youngest son Nick and his wife Gretchen, their children Sam, Jake, John, Cami, and Gabe; also, special friends Jill Sechrist, Jim Reed and his beloved cat Pouncey.  A private man despite his public stature, at Jake’s request, there will be no memorial service.  His family will receive friends 6 9 P.M. Friday, May 25, at Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in the name of Weldon "Jake" Shaffer to the Community Foundation of the Twin Tiers (CFTT).  Checks payable to "CFTT" may be mailed to Mr. Mark Jannone, Canton Area School District Business Manager, at 509 E. Main Street, Canton PA 17724. Williamsport Sun-Gazette, 24 May 2018

 

SHANNON, Helen G. - Helen G. Sherman, age 84, of Spring Hill, FL, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the Green Home. She was born on May 5, 1934 in Lycoming County, the daughter of France B. and Annadel (Rauch) Shannon. She was the wife of the late Arthur L. Sherman. Prior to Helen’s retirement she was employed at Mansfield University as a Custodian.  She especially enjoyed holidays and loved to decorate for each special day.  She also enjoyed going on cruises and went on at least one every year for her birthday.   When she wasn’t decorating or on a cruise she enjoyed cooking, shopping, reading, playing computer games and catching up with friends and family on Facebook. Helen is survived by two sons, James (Carol) Brooks of Roaring Branch, PA, Earl (Judy) Brooks of Tioga, PA; a daughter, Nancy (Dale) Nauman of Mansfield, PA. She had nine grandchildren Travis (Erin) Nauman; Matthew (Emily) Nauman; Daniel (Brittany Lovejoy) Nauman; Christopher Brooks; Ryan (Jamie) Brooks; Heather (Shawn) Wallace; Andrea (Randal) Glick; Sommer(James) Gee; and Thomas Brooks.  She had 19 great grandchildren.  She also loved time spent with her dear friends; Florence Earl and Fee Chart both of St. Petersburg, FL.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arthur L Sherman; three brothers, Charles, Robert, Carl Shannon. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. – Mansfield Gazette, 17 May 2018

 

SHERMAN, Orrin Walter - Orrin Sherman, age 75, of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, died Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Towanda Skilled Nursing in Towanda, PA. Orrin was born September 21, 1942 in Rutland Twp., a son of Colie G. Sr. and Celia (Wood) Sherman. Orrin was retired from the former Kaminski Lumber Co., Inc., in Tioga, PA. In keeping with Orrin'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, 3 May 2018

 

SHINK, Barbara Sylvia - Barbara Sylvia Hilfiger, age 62, of Liberty, PA, died Saturday, March 24, 2018 in Williamsport, PA. She was born May 26, 1955 in Blossburg, PA, a daughter of John and Katherine (Noczko) Shink. Barbara is survived by her husband, Dale Steven Hilfiger. She was employed as a caregiver for P.S.A. Home Health Care in Williamsport, PA. Barbara enjoyed riding 4 wheelers on Denton Hill, yard sales and reading. In addition to her husband, Barbara is survived by a son, David (Kim) Thompson of Liberty, PA; step-son, Christopher Hilfiger of Covington, PA; step-daughter, Jennifer Hilfiger of Sabinsville, PA; a sister, Catherine Diane Shink of Mansfield, PA; a brother, John Shink, Jr. of Mansfield, PA; brothers-in-law, Denny Hilfiger of NJ, Doug (Debbie) Hilfiger of Williamsport, PA; sister-in-law, Diane (Gary) Messner of Roaring Branch, PA; 9 grandchildren, Taylor and Brandon Thompson, Evan and Katelyn Barry, Damion Hilfiger, Larry, Josh and Mattison Vandermark, and Blake Brown; several nieces and nephews. Barbara was predeceased by her parents, brothers, Ronald Shink and Hank Noczko; sister, Sylvia Shink; infant twin sisters; a sister-in-law, Dawn Walters; a brother-in-law, David Hilfiger. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow at 7:00 P.M. with Pastor Art Evens officiating. – Mansfield Gazette, 29 March 2018

 

SICK, Ronald D., Jr. - Ronald D. Sick, Jr., 85, of Middlebury Center, died March 15, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann of 66 years;  two sons, David (Charisse) Sick and Timothy (Karen) Sick; eight grandchildren, Tia Rhoads-Reppert, Brent Sick, Erin Sick, Anne (Chad) Chaborek, Bradley (Taryn) Sick, Matthew Sick, Mable Sick, and Anna Sick; eight great-grandchildren, Alex, Jaysen, Victoria, Donovan, Adesyn, Vander, Rowan and Caleb; and his sister, Marie (Jim) LaTulip. Predeceasing are his parents, Ronald D. Sick Sr. and Alice Sick, and his daughter Sherry Rhoads. Ron was an alumni of the Pennsylvania State University, served as a milk inspector for the Navy in Japan, operated Tyoga Farms Dairy, owned and operated a salon and retired from the Tioga County Human Services Agency. He was an active member of the Wellsboro community and a member of the Wellsboro Men's Chorus for 25 years.  Private family services will be held. In his honor, the family requests that donations be made to the Second Chance Animal Sanctuary, 725 Gee Rd, Tioga, PA 16946. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. – Mansfield Gazette, 22 March 2018  (84608)

 

SIGNOR, Stanley M. - Stanley M. Signor, 68, of Mansfield, PA died peacefully while surrounded by family on Sunday evening, April 15, 2018 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born September 20, 1949, in Blossburg, PA, Stan was a son of the late Walter and Theresa (Zuchowski) Signor.  Stan was employed by Ward Manufacturing in Blossburg for 23 years until he moved to Mansfield, Ohio.  Stan will be lovingly remembered as a person who had a great sense of humor and loved to play practical jokes.  He also loved to golf, play cards and work on vehicles. Surviving are Stan’s children; Melissa Diez-Signor (Bayron Diez) of Paris, France, Bryan Signor (Marcey Packard) of Troy, PA and Andrew Signor (Erin Eshleman Signor) of Jonestown, Pa., also are his five grandchildren; sister Dori (Ed) Staron, and many Nieces and Nephews. He was predeceased by his father and mother, Walter and Theresa (Zuchowski) Signor and his brother; Daniel Signor.  A private family Graveside service will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Blossburg, with Father Bryan Wright, officiating.​ In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial donation to help off-set family's expenses, c/o Andy Signor, P.O. Box 554, Jonestown, PA 17038.  Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility in Blossburg is assisting with arrangements. Mansfield Gazette, 19 April 2018

 

SIMONDS, Russell Wayne - Russell Wayne Simonds, age 48, of Rehoboth Beach, DE, died at Beebe Health Medical Center, Lewes, DE on Saturday, April 22, 2017, surrounded in love and friendship by his loving mother and step father, extended family and friends in Rehoboth Beach. He was born February 24, 1969 in Corning, NY, a son of Ronald Copp and Sharon (Button) Noblit. Russell was employed as a chef and kitchen manager at Murph's Beef and Ale in Rehoboth Beach, DE. He was an advocate for the SPCA in Georgetown, DE; enjoyed cooking and spending time with his canine buddy, Bernie. Russell is survived by his mother and stepfather, Sharon and Donald Noblit of Lawrenceville, PA; 3 brothers, Randy (Stacy) Copp of Lindley, NY, Brad (Amber) Noblit of Michigan, Ty (Abbey) Noblit of Williamsport, PA; a sister, Shelley McKelvey of Wellsboro, PA; several nieces and nephews; 1 great niece, Lily. He was predeceased by his father, Ronald Copp. Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Russell's memory to the Delaware S.P.C.A., 22918 DuPont Blvd., Georgetown, DE 19947. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, 26 April 2017

 

SIMONETTI, RoseMarie Ann - RoseMarie Ann Wheeler, age 86 of Lawrenceville died on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at home with her family by her side. Born December 18, 1930 in Elkland she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Jennie (Lorello) Simonetti. RoseMarie was a longtime member of the St. Thomas Catholic Church, enjoyed bowling and loved her family. She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Gary) Gerow of Lawrenceville; grandchildren, Melinda (Anthony) Southard of Lawrenceville, Tom (Jan) Gerow of Christiansburg, VA, Danielle Furmanek of Elmira, NY and Chad Wheeler of Elkland; great grandchildren, Denton and Lorelei Gerow, Brittany Wheeler, Sonya Abramson and Michael Wheeler; two great great grandchildren; daughter in law, Linda Wheeler of Elkland; sister in law, Evelyn (Don) Miles and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur; daughter, Joyce and sons, Danny and Thomas. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home. - Mansfield Gazette, 31 August 2017

 

SIMPSON, Patricia - Patricia Carey, age 82, of Roseville, PA, died on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Broad Acres. She was born on June 16, 1935 in Lawrenceville, PA, a daughter of Orlando and Leah (Strait) Simpson. Patricia was the wife of the late Kenneth Carey. She was employed at Swayze Box Manufacturing. Patricia enjoyed being a caregiver for her neighbor, baking, cooking and caring for her family. She was a member of the Roseville UM Church. Patricia is survived by 3 sons, Kenneth Carey of Canton, PA, William (Jackie) Carey of Galeton, PA, Alan (Sue) Carey of Lawrenceville, PA; 2 daughters, Donna (Craig) Deitrich of Covington, PA, Connie (Curtis) Moore of Mainesburg, PA; 11 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Dennis (Julie) Simpson of NY, Orlando "Lanny" Simpson of NY; 3 sisters, Margaret "Margie" (Brian) McGee of Wellsboro, PA, Martha (Elvin) Jackson of Gillett, PA, Bonnie (Gary) Brown Wellsboro, PA. She was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Pauline and Fred Clark. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A service will follow at 3:00 PM with Pastor Timothy Parker officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Roseville Playground Fund, c/o Donna Baker, 104 Pumpkin Hill Road, Mansfield, PA 16933.  - Mansfield Gazette, 30 November 2017

SKLODOWSKI, Anthony F. - Anthony F. “Tony” Sklodowski, 69, of Gaines, PA died at his residence on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Tony was the husband of Cheryl (Blew) Sklodowski, who preceded him in death on July 15, 2017. They shared 45 years of marriage together. He was born on June 16, 1948 in Doylestown, PA, the son of the late Anthony and Anna (Kosak) Sklodowski. Tony graduated from Central Bucks High School and served four years in the United States Coast Guard during the Vietnam War. He coached pee wee football in Warrington, PA for many years and enjoyed watching all sports, especially basketball. Tony was also quite the outdoorsman, as he appreciated fishing and nature in general. He was Vice President of the Deer Lick Association of Gaines. He had a knack for collecting Native American artifacts and travelled often with his wife, Cheryl. Tony also loved music, specifically the 60’s and soul music. He will be remembered by family and friends for his great sense of humor.  Left to cherish his memory are his brother, Ronald (Ladonna) Sklodowski of Warminster, PA; nephews, Ronald Sklodowski, Jr. of Warminster, PA and J.D. Blew of Telford, PA; mother-in-law, Nancy Blew of Telford, PA; many additional friends and co-workers. In addition to his loving wife, Cheryl, Tony was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, James Blew. In keeping with Tony’s wishes, services will be private and at the convenience of his family. Local arrangements are entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., Wellsboro. - Mansfield Gazette, 1 February 2018

 

SMITH, Ellsworth A. - Ellsworth A. Smith, age 88, of Mansfield, PA, died on Monday, April 2, 2018 at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital. He was born on May 18, 1929 in Mainesburg, a son of Aaron and Margaret (Webster) Smith. Ellsworth was the husband of the late Janet T. Smith who died on April 1, 2018, with whom he shared 72 years of marriage. He was a truck driver. Ellsworth also served as a church deacon, enjoyed farming and collecting coins.  Ellsworth is survived by a son, Lonsworth Smith of North Carolina; two daughters and a son-in-law, Judy Smith of Mansfield, PA, Linda and Ronald Copp of Mansfield, PA; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Nancy Smith of Mainesburg, Roger and Carole Smith of Mainesburg, Wilbur and Carolyn Smith of Wellsboro, Ted and Alice Smith of Florida, Chester Smith of Mainesburg; three sisters and a brother in law, Betty Rice of Florida, Geraldine Worden of Mansfield, Juanita and Art Meixel of Williamsport; four grandchildren, Angela, Soni, Meredith, Brandon; and nine great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Wendall and a sister, Marian.  A memorial service will be held for Janet and Ellsworth on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 1 PM at the State Road Baptist Church, 1600 Old State Road, Mainesburg, PA, with Pastor Sherri Butters officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the State Road Baptist Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. – Mansfield Gazette, 5 April 2018 (13368)

 

SMITH, Emma F. - Emma F. (Smith) Shaw, age 94, of Wellsboro, PA died on Sunday, August 20, 2017.  She was born on June 3, 1923 in Wellsboro, PA a daughter of the late Leland and Sarah (Derbyshire) Smith and was the wife of the late Earl L. Shaw.  Emma was a WWII veteran serving with the US Army Air Corps and was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Wellsboro, PA.  She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law: Clifford and Pat Shaw of Paradise, PA, William “Skip” and Judy Shaw of Wellsboro, PA, Thomas and Paula Shaw of Lawrenceville, PA, daughter and son-in-law: Sally and Greg Celia of Lancaster, PA, 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.  A private family graveside service will be held at the Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro, PA.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA.  - Mansfield Gazette, 24 August 2017

 

SMITH, Randy S. - Randy S. Smith, 54, of Morris Run, PA, died on August 4, 2018 at UPMC Susquehanna in Williamsport. Born October 17, 1963 in Blossburg, PA Randy Scott, endeared as “Pettit” by family and friends, was a son of the late Datus and Mary Alice (Nybeck) Smith.  He was a graduate of Montoursville High School.  Pettit will be lovingly remembered as being blessed with a positive and happy nature.  He had a sweetness about him and was a kind, outgoing and humorous person.  Favorite times were spent with family and friends.  Randy loved cooking and listening to music, especially classic Rock N Roll. Surviving are his siblings; Deborah Smith of Montoursville, Pamela Smith and Alan (Christine) Smith all of Morris Run and Cindy Smith of Cameron Mills, NY, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Karen (Smith) Roupp and a nephew, Ricky Lee Moore. Calling hours are 11 1 P.M. Thursday, Aug. 9, at Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility, Blossburg Chapel at 314 Granger St.  A celebration of Randy’s life will follow at 1 p.m.  Burial will be private at a later date. Consider a donation in Randy’s memory to the American Diabetes Assoc. at two Chatham Ctr #1520, 112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 or to Muncy Valley Hospital’s Skilled Nursing Unit, 215 E. Water St. Muncy, PA 17756. Mansfield Gazette, 9 August 2018

 

SMITHERS,  Rebecca A. - Rebecca A. O’Brien, age 74 of Elkland died at her home on Monday, January 15, 2018. Born May 6, 1943 in Elkland, she was the daughter of the late James V. and Mary Jane (Earnest) Smithers. Rebecca worked for Metamora Products. She is survived by her children, Debra (Chris) Costanzo of Bath, NY, Valarie O’Brien of Corning, NY, Tracey (Daniel) Boom of Osceola and Kerri (Eric) Grist of Elkland; 8 grandchildren, Ben, Josh, Travis, Kaitlyn, Stephanie, Mycah, Casey and Bella; 3 great grandchildren, Hannah, Ireland and Aubrey; brothers, Norman “Sonny” Smithers of Erwin, NY, Dennis and Alfred Smithers of Elkland; her adopted “daughter” Dawn Slonaker of Osceola; her cats, Lucky and Callie and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Rebecca was preceded in death by her husband, Donald and brother, Harry. Graveside service will be held in the spring. Memorial donations may be made to Susquehanna Hospice, 32-36 Central Ave, 3rd floor, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA. – Williamsport Sun Gazette, 17 January 2018

 

SMITHGALL, Scott D. - Scott D. Smithgall, 68, of Wellsboro, died on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. He was born on May 5, 1949 in Canton, a son of the late Raymond O. Smithgall and Dorothy J. (Mott) Smithgall. Scott was married to Julie (Choban) Smithgall and enjoyed cars, boats, motorcycles and airplanes. He loved driving around Tioga County and a telling a good joke. Scott was retired from Osram Sylvania, Wellsboro. He is survived by his mother Dorothy, wife Julie, son and daughter-in-law Cameron and Marissa Smithgall of Ephrata, daughter and son-in-law Maren and Greg Brown of Denville, N.J., brother and sister-in-law Tom and Barb Smithgall of Lancaster, sister and brother-in-law Mary-Beth and Tom Schoonover of Canton, grandsons Emmett Brown and Ian Brown and many nieces, nephews and cousins. A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to the American Autoimmune Related Disease Association at https://www.aarda.org/donate. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. - Mansfield Gazette, 25 January 2018

 

SNYDER, Loren Douglas - Loren Douglas Snyder age 56 of Lawrenceville PA died on Sunday May 21st, 2017 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, PA. Born July 15, 1960, he was the son of Douglas and Shirley (Osgood) Snyder. He was a graduate of Addison Central High School and trained and worked as an Auto Body Technician, enjoying all facets of Auto body and restoration. Loren was an avid sportsman; loved hunting, fishing, and outdoor activities. He is survived by his loving parents Douglas and Shirley Osgood Snyder of Lindley NY; his companion Becky Snyder of Lawrenceville. PA; 3 daughter's Kristy Snyder, Jessica and Woody Blanc and Heather and Zack Swank; 8 grandchildren, Billy, Brady, Beau, Jaleigh, Mahaylia, Hunter, Zayden, and Blaze; two brothers, Steve and Melissa of SC and Glen and Gretchen of SC and many Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins.  A private family service will be held at their convenience. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland. -Mansfield Gazette, 25 May 2017

 

SPADACCIO, Janet Marlyn - Janet Marlyn (Spadaccio) Napier, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, after a brief illness. Janet was born in Butler, the daughter of Joseph A. and Margaret J. (Headrick) Spadaccio. Janet was married to Robert L. Heffern who died on Feb. 5, 1987. They had four children, Vance, Valerie, Troy and Tamara. Her second husband was Benjamin L. Casbeer of Wellsboro who died July 18, 2001. Her last husband was Henry E. Napier of Blytheville, Ark., who died July 18, 2016. Janet graduated from St. Agatha's High Shcool in 1956. She held many jobs through her life, all dealing with people: waitress, cook, YMCA (member service staff) and selling Avon. She loved to meet new people, everyone who met her loved her smile and generous heart. Janet was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Blytheville, Ark., before moving to St. Petersburg, Fla. in June 2017. She was also involved with the Eastern Star serving as Worthy Matron. She enjoyed pottery classes and loved to draw but she mostly loved to cook for her family and friends. Janet was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Joseph M. Spadaccio; a sister, Patricia Ann (Spadaccio) Bixby; three husbands; a nephew, Eric Bixby; and her beloved cat, United. Janet leaves behind her four beloved children, Vance, Valerie, Troy and Tamara; a brother, James M. (Vicki) Spadaccio; brother-in-law, Mark (Lita) Bixby; a sister-in-law, Iris (Earl) Yempuku; and her mother-in-law, Dorothy Arlene Heffern. She also leaves behind her pride and joy, seven grandchildren, Lisa Scarpino, Julie Scarpino, Laurie Scarpino, Jadyn Heffern, Gretch Soules, Emma Soules; Hunter Soules; and her 'fur' grandchildren, Atlas and Odysseus Heffern; Boo, George, and Sammi Soules. There will be no calling or visitation. There will be a Funeral Mass on Monday, Aug. 14, at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church at 7851 54th Ave., St. Petersburg, Fla. 33709. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Holy Cross Catholic Church. – Mansfield Gazette, 17 August 2017

 

SPENCER, Jo Ann - Jo Ann S. "Jo" Fishel, 80, of Shiremanstown, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in the Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 1, 1937, in Wellsboro to the late K.C. and Bernita Powers Spencer. Jo was a member of the St. Luke's Episcopal Church Altar Guild for 55 years and served as Altar Guild Directress for 28 years. Other memberships included: Jo was a member of the York White Rose and Susquehanna Chapters of the Embroiders Guild of America. Family oriented, Jo dearly loved her children and grandchildren.  She is survived by her husband, Mark T. Fishel, and two sons, Jeffrey E. (Cheryl) Fishel of York Haven and their children, Gabrielle and Kaitlyn, and Craig S. (Christy) Fishel of Jersey Shore, and their children, Elizabeth and Cameron. Also surviving is her sister-in-law, Shirley Spencer of Wellsboro. Jo was preceded in death by her brother, Eugene Spencer of Wellsboro.  A memorial service will be held on Monday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. in St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 8 E. Keller St., Mechanicsburg, with the Rev. Cannon Robert Alan Schiesler, PhD. officiating. Private inurnment will be in the church columbarium. Memorial contributions may be made to her church or to Grane Hospice Care, 1200 Camp Hill Bypass, Suite 205, Camp Hill, PA 17011. - Mansfield Gazette, 30 November 2017

 

STAMP, Matthew Kain - Mathew Kain Stamp, age 23, of Huntingdon, PA, died Saturday, May 20, 2017 at his home. He was born April 18, 1994 in Elmira, NY, a son of Lauren K. and Lou Ann (Steele) Stamp. Mathew worked as a machinist. He enjoyed snow boarding, playing soccer, hunting, shooting, music, playing video games, spending time with family and friends and helping other people. Mathew is survived by his parents; maternal grandmother, Shirley White of Riverview, FL; paternal grandmother, Vorene Stamp of Gillett, PA; a brother, Michael (Tiffany Gerow) Steele of Wellsboro, PA; half-sister, Lindsey Carlson of Boston, MA; a niece, Harper Ann Steele; his soul mate, Kelsea Jones of Huntingdon, PA; several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, James Steele, and his paternal grandfather, Lawrence Stamp.  Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, May 26, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 P.M. at the funeral chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to His Children, P O Box 7902, Paducah, KY 42002. – Mansfield Gazette, 25 May 2017

 

STANLEY, Michael H. - Michael H. Stanley, age 62 of Mansfield died on Friday, June 16, 2017 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Born December 2, 1954 in Wellsboro, he was the son of the late Cecil and Elizabeth (VanZile) Stanley. Mike was a flagger at Miles Mountain Racing and a former member of the Nelson Fire Department. He is survived by his children, Gordon Stanley of Mansfield, Amy Stanley of Mainesburg and Cayla Cook of Bath, NY; a step son, Gary Rice of NC; grandchildren, Devin and Destiny Stanley, Cecil Burrell, Shylaya Raymond, Jadon Rice and Caleb Cook; a brother, John (Beverly) Stanley of Millerton; the mother of his children, Dorothy Rice and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St. Elkland on Wednesday, 1:00 – 3:00 PM. A funeral service will be held immediately following at 3:00 PM with Rev. Larry O’Dell officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the funeral home to help the family with expenses. - Mansfield Gazette, 22 June 2017

 

STARKS, John T. - John T. Starks, 72, of Wellsboro, PA, died Thursday, July 26, 2018 at his home. He was born April 5, 1946 to the late Alvin Starks and Leora (Colegrove) Starks. John worked many years in the heavy and highway construction business. John is survived by his wife of 37 years, Cheryl (Fuller) Starks; sons, Joe (Ruth) Starks of Williamsport; Nick (Susan) Starks of State College, Ben (Samantha) Starks of York; daughter, Amber (Ryan Rose) Starks of Wellsboro; grandchildren, Kayla (Curtis) Geyer of Trout Run, Felicia Starks, Savanna Springman of Williamsport, Aaliyah Starks, Alyssa Starks, Emma Boyd of York, Shawn Starks of Wellsboro; brothers, Gordon Starks of Ohio, Don Starks of Covington, Roy (Eileen) Starks of Texas; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 from 11:00 A.M. to Noon at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA with a memorial service at Noon. – Mansfield Gazette, 2 August 2018

 

STEFANOWICH, Daniel R., Sr. – Daniel R. Stefanowich, Sr., 89, died peacefully in his sleep at the New York State Veterans Home in Oxford, N.Y. on July 31, 2018. Dan was born and raised in Old Forge, and worked for Federal Telephone and Radio before being drafted into the U.S. Army in 1951. He served in Korea and mapped the Amazon basin for the Army Corps of Engineers before serving as a combat pilot in Vietnam. He retired a Lieutenant Colonel in 1971 and earned numerous awards, including two Legions of Merit, three Distinguished Flying Crosses, the Purple Heart, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with gold star and Master Army Aviator Badge. Dan worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare in Tioga and Potter counties, retiring as Executive Director in 1991. In Coudersport, he was active with the American Legion, Knights of Columbus and Rotary International. After retirement, he worked for the 2000 U.S. Census and Tioga County Tax Assessment, where he made many lasting friends.  Dan enjoyed hunting and fishing and was active in community theater and the Catholic Church. He was confident, gregarious, charming, admired, and loved. Dan is survived by his wife of 59 years, Catherine (nee Lanning), of Norwich, N.Y.; his sister Regina Rignanesi of Old Forge; sons George and Daniel Jr. (Nancy); daughters Linda Vecellio (Gary), Laura Smith (Sherman) and Lisa McKnight; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his grandson, Jason Smith. Private memorial services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery. A public memorial picnic will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 1 p.m. at the Lodge in Newtown Battlefield, Elmira, N.Y. – Mansfield Gazette, 9 August 2018

 

STOCK , Sally - Sally Stock Houtman of Wellington, New Zealand, formerly of Liberty, died unexpectedly at her home in Wellington, New Zealand. Sally was born July 10, 1962, in Blossburg, the daughter and stepdaughter of Francis C. Stock (deceased) and Edith Stock, who survives, and the granddaughter of Ralph F. (Pop) Stock, Sr. (deceased) and Dorothy E. (Mom) Stock (deceased). She was a graduate of Liberty High School, Lycoming College and Boston University. - Mansfield Gazette, 20 July 2017

 

STODDARD, Allen H. - Allen H. Stoddard, 87, of Southport, NY died on June 29, 2018. He was born 2/23/31 in Elkland, PA to the late Howard and Beatrice (Barnes) Stoddard. He was predeceased by daughter Lynn Stoddard Spencer. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Eleanor Billings Stoddard, and 3 children; Dennis (Kim) of Waverly, Douglas of Wilkes Barre and Brenda of Elmira; 2 grandchildren Travis (Shannon) Foster and Jesse (Chloe) Foster both of Phoenix as well as 4 great grandchildren and numerous brother and sister in laws and nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to share in a celebration of Al's life on Sunday, July 22nd at 1pm at the Waverly Glenn. – Mansfield Gazette, 12 July 2018

 

STOLL, Brant - Brant Stoll, age 24, of Elmira Heights, formerly of Tioga, PA died unexpectedly Monday, May 8, 2017. He was born on May 30, 1992 in Wellsboro, PA, a son of Henry and Joyce (Feigles) Stoll. Brant enjoyed video games, playing guitar, music, dirt bikes, reading, and computers. Survived by his father and step-mother, Henry and Kelly Stoll of Lawrenceville, PA, his mother, Joyce Stoll of Tioga, PA; a daughter, Arya Stoll of Tioga, PA; two brothers, Derek Stoll of Lawrenceville, PA, Dylan Stoll of Colorado Springs, CO; a sister and brother-in-law, Shauna and Phillip Erway of Little Marsh, PA; a paternal grandmother, Alice Stoll of Elmira Heights, NY; maternal grandparents, Ralph Feigles of Tioga, PA, Shirley Feigles of Williamsport, PA; several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Henry Stoll in 2001. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Citizens and Northern Bank, 41 S. Main St., Tioga, PA 16946 for Arya Stoll's education. - Mansfield Gazette, 11 May 2017

 

STONE, Wanda K. - Wanda K. Moore age 67 of 166 First St., Westfield, Pa. died May 26, 2017 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. She was born Mar. 30, 1950 in Montour Falls, NY. the daughter of Earle and Eva Vargeson Stone. She retired after 44 years from Electri-Cord Manufacturing, Westfield. She is survived by her husband, Steven A. Moore, Westfield, sons, James S. Clark, Westfield, Donald L. (Brooke) Moore, Howard, Pa., stepdaughter, Ketrina Foster, Woodhull, NY., Grandchildren, Bentley and Liam, brother, Joseph Stone, Troy, Pa., sisters, Donna (Harold) Joiner, Troy, Pa., Sophie Aumick, Mansfield, Pa. Barbara (Gene) Neally, Presho, NY, Norma Roberts, Presho, NY., Marjorie Hall, Lawrenceville, Pa. several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, Pa. Saturday June 10, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. where a memorial service will follow at 2:00 pm. Rev. Duane Burdick, offc. - Mansfield Gazette, 1 June 2017

 

SWIMELY, Beverly A. - Beverly A. Brown, age 82 left to be with the Lord May 31, 2018. She was born July 21, 1935 in Shinglehouse, PA and cared for by the Northern Tier Children’s home. Lloyd and Maude Swimely embraced her as theirs at the age of 13 months. Self proclaimed as her greatest accomplishment, was being mom to her four children. Michael Duell (GA) Tina Leiby (FL) Lisa Baker (PA) and James Baker (TX) She is also survived by three sisters Mary Swan, Hazel Cooley, and Elaine Wilkins, seven grandchildren and several greats. Beverly, often described as beautiful blend of sass and charm loved crocheting reading and socializing. A memorial service will be held at a later date. – Mansfield Gazette, 7 June 2018

 

SWINSICK, Beverly Jean - Beverly Jean Haynes, beloved wife and mother died Friday, March 30, 2018. She was born in Blossburg on Oct. 24, 1940, the daughter of Edward and Dorothy Swinsick. She resided on Midway Island and various cities and towns in Pennsylvania, California, Connecticut, Virginia and Florida. Beverly graduated from North Penn High School in Blossburg, and was a graduate of The Williamsport School of Commerce in Williamsport. She retired from the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative as the Manager of Human Resources. She enjoyed hosting family gatherings in Connecticut and touring the country with her husband in their motor home.  In addition to her devoted and loving husband of 58 years, Ramon, she is survived by her daughter, Stacy Hoge of St. Cloud, Fla., and her son Steven Haynes of Charlotte, N.C. Beverly was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Sharon Strickland.  Beverly will be truly missed by her loving family and her very close friends. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.marionnelsonfuneralhome.com.   Marion Nelson Funeral Home of Lake Wales, Florida handing arrangements. – Mansfield Gazette, 5 April 2018

 

SYKES, Lisa Ann - Mrs. Lisa Ann Edgerton, age 47, of New Albany, PA died on Monday, March 26, 2018, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA, with her loving family at her side after a courageous battle with cancer. Lisa was born November 9, 1970, in Trenton, NJ, a daughter of Edward and Marilyn Finan Sykes.  She graduated from the Wyalusing Valley High School, a member of the class of 1988.  She graduated from Keystone College with an associate degree in Business Administration.  She worked for a time at DuPont and later at Osram Sylvania where she met her future husband, William Edgerton.  They were married on October 15, 1994.  She left Sylvania in 1996 to be a stay at home mom and raise her children.  She worked as a teacher’s aide at the New Albany and Wyalusing Elementary Schools until 2010.  In 2010 she and her husband purchased North Central Hydro Wash.  In 2014, she and her sisters began a business plan for the Mad Bakers which opened in February of 2015, a place where people could come and feel at home.  She loved to make people happy with great food and make a difference in their lives.  In August of 2016 she was diagnosed with stage 4 NSCL cancer. She stayed positive throughout this entire battle and never once stopped thinking of others first. She was convinced that there were always people worse off than her.  She was a loving spouse, mother, caregiver and grandmother.  She enjoyed her children, traveling, the beach, being outdoors and soaking up the sun.  Funeral Services will be held on Friday, March 30, 2018, at 11:00 A.M. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA with the Rev. Dr. Barry R. Ballard, officiating.  Friends may call on Thursday, March 29, 2018, at the funeral home from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. and on Friday morning, March 30, 2018, from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service.  Memorial contributions may be directed to a LOCAL charity of one’s choice. – Williamsport Sun-Gazette, 28 March 2018

 

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TALBOT, Richard Nathan - Richard Nathan Talbot died on March 9, 2018 in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He is survived by his wife Doris of 65 years and two daughters, Deborah (Scott) Bastian and Denise (Michael) Garrison; four grandchildren; Noal (Jill) Bastian, Brittany Garrison, Scott (Ed Tucker) Garrison, Drew Bastian and two great-grandchildren; Quinton and Elsie Bastian. Predeceasing are his parents, Alfred and Eva Talbot of Marshalltown, Iowa and one sister Alfreda (Harold) Florkey of Dayton, Ohio. Dick served as a musician in the Navy before teaching music in the public schools in the towns of Conrad and Marshalltown, Iowa. He joined the music department at Mansfield University in Mansfield in 1967 and retired in 1991. Throughout his life he was active in professional and community service organizations, enjoyed participating in many musical activities and was a mentor and friend to his students and young musicians. Private family services will be held at a later date. In his honor, the family requests that donations be made to a local music program in your community or to: Church of the New Covenant, 310 Extension Street, Mansfield, PA 16933 or Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration, Radnor Station Building #2 Suite 320, 290 King of Prussia Road, Radnor, PA 19087. – Mansfield Gazette, 15 March 2018

 

TALLARIDA, Jack J. - Jack J. Tallarida, age 78 of Elkland died on Monday, June 12, 2017 at Olean General Hospital, Olean, NY. Born September 11, 1938 in Montour Falls, NY, he was the son of the late Dominick C. and Jennie (Siciliano) Tallarida. Jack proudly served in the US Army and retired from the Ingersoll Rand. He was a former employee at Elkland Leather Company, member of the Elkland Boro Council, member of the Elkland Moose Lodge and social member of the Knoxville Deerfield Volunteer Fire Department. Jack was an avid fisherman and hunter. He is survived by his wife, Sherry; his children, Jennie Gee of Elkland, Anna Marie (James) Holleran of Wellsboro, Jackie Hilles of Pensacola, FL, Dominic (Susie) Tallarida of Goldsboro, NC, Krista (Johnny) Shavo of Las Vegas, NV, Maxine Tallarida of Las Vegas, NV, Frankie (Jamie) Rice of Jasper, NY and Tracey LaCrone of Troupsburg, NY; 18 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, a sister, Nicoletta Fish of Elkland and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Jack was preceded in death by a brother, Frankie Tallarida; sisters, Mary “Dolly” Freeman and Frances Pratt and a son in law, Quentin Gee. Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland on Friday 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 PM. A funeral service will be held immediately following at 8:00 PM with Rev. Larry O’Dell officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Jack’s honor to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. - Mansfield Gazette, 15 June 2017

 

TEMPLE, Kathleen G. - Kathleen G. Gaylord, age 75, of Mansfield PA, died on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She was born on October 20, 1942 in Philadelphia, PA, a daughter of Kenneth and Lillian (Kilmartin) Temple. She was wife of Robert H. Gaylord, Sr. for 53 years. Kathleen was employed at shop called Cards and Everything and later she worked at Warren L. Miller Elementary in the cafeteria. She enjoyed fishing, plants, and children.  Kathleen is survived by her husband, Robert; a son, Robert (Christine) Gaylord, Jr., of Conestoga, PA; two daughters, Lynn (Dave) Campbell of Tioga, PA, Linda (Stephen) Allen of Mansfield, PA; six grandchildren, Morgan and MacKenzie Gaylord, Katie Heck, Lindsay (Anthony) Mack, Cortney (Zach) Jespersen, Whitney (Colton) Earle; five great grandchildren, Nevaeh Deats, Aleigha and Myah Mack, Jameson Earle, Kyrie Jespersen; a sister, Ida Mae Temple of Mansfield, PA. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Kenneth Temple. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 3PM at her daughter and son-in-law's home, 1388 Bear Creek Road, Tioga, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E 3rd St, Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. – Mansfield Gazette, 31 May 2018

 

THOMPSON, Robert G. -Robert G. (Bobby) Thompson Jr., age 64, of Arnot, Pa, died on Friday, June 9, 2017, Manor Care, Williamsport, PA. Bobby was the son of Robert G. Thompson Sr. and Martha Mahosky Thompson who predeceased him. He was a 1971 graduate of North Penn Jr.-Sr. High School, Blossburg, and was employed as a logger for many years. Bobby is survived by his son, David (Kim) Thompson of Liberty, sisters, Regina Thompson, Marie (John) Mattison of Arnot, Linda (William) Bloom of Clearfield, Irene Defibaugh of Alabama; brothers, Chester (Gladys) Mahosky, Elroy(Brenda)Thompson, Richard Thompson, Leonard(Sylvia) Thompson, all of Arnot, and Michael (Lynne) Thompson of Blossburg. He is also survived by 4 grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, Uncles and Aunts, and special fur kid, Tiny. Per Bobby's wishes, there will be no visitation or services. Arrangements are entrusted to Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., of Mansfield, PA. A memorial gathering will be held on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at the Arnot Ballfield, Arnot, PA for those wishing to attend. Memorial donations may be entrusted to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701, or the Blossburg Memorial Library, 307 Main St., Blossburg, PA, or a charity of one's choice. – Mansfield   Gazette, 15 June 2017

 

THURSTON, Alfred W. - Alfred W. Thurston of Elkland, died Monday July 16, 2018 at Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro. He was 88-years-old. There will be private services held at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Alfred's name to the Elkland Area Community Library, 110 Parkway Avenue, Elkland, Pa 16920. – Mansfield Gazette, 19 July 2018

 

TIERNEY, Janet A. - Janet A. Bion, age 59, of Audubon, NJ, died on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at her parents' home in Lawrenceville, PA. She was born on February 14, 1958 in Glenside, PA, the youngest daughter of Robert R. and Anna "Nancy" (Malloy) Tierney. Janet was employed as a caregiver. She enjoyed practicing Catholicism and caring for others. She loved to cook and bake for everyone. She adored animals especially her English Pointer, Lady, and her cat, Frosty. She loved her years spent living in Wildwood Crest, NJ. Janet is survived by her daughter, Julieann Bion of Warminster, PA; husband, Jerry Bion of Warminster, PA; parents, Robert and Anna of Lawrenceville, PA; mother-in-law, Eileen A. Decker (preceded in death by Burton Decker) of Warminster, PA; brother, Robert T. (Ginger) Tierney of Lawrenceville, PA; sister, Kathleen Hanson of Audubon, NJ; brother, Christopher (Linda) Tierney of Prospect Park, PA. Family and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Holy Child Catholic Church, 245 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA with Rev. Bryan B. Wright as celebrant. A memorial service/celebration of life will be held in Philadelphia in February 2018 for Janet's 60th Birthday. Funeral services are under the direction of the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA  - Mansfield Gazette, 23 November 2017

 

TIFFANY, Jane Lucille - Jane Lucille Fessler, age 86, of Covington, PA, died on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at The Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. She was born April 18, 1932 in Sayre, PA, a daughter of Walter Royal and Lucy (Lowe) Tiffany. Jane was the wife of Charles LaRue Fessler for 65 years. She was employed as a nurse at Blossburg Hospital, Aberdeen Nursing Facility, Park Ridge Nursing Home and Hospital, before she retired. Jane was a member of the Covington United Methodist Church and enjoyed reading, knitting, playing trivia, and was an avid sports fan.  Jane is survived by her husband; a son, James Charles (Terrie Pickard) Fessler of Hertford, NC; a daughter, Patricia Ann Doring of Rochester, NY; 6 grandchildren, Brian and Christy Fessler, Elizabeth Herzog, Rebecca Ozarowsky, Suni and Dylan Pickard; 1 great granddaughter, Annabelle Ozarowsky; another great grandson on the way; a brother, Frederick Tiffany of Athens, PA.  Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, July 20, 2018 from 2:00 to 3:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow at 3:00 P.M. at the funeral chapel. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701, or to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 4550 Montgomery Ave., Suite 1100N, Bethesda, MD 20814. – Mansfield Gazette, 19 July 2018

 

TOCIONIS, Karen B. - Karen B. Bates, age 69, of Mansfield, PA died at her home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. She was born on August 18, 1947 in New Britain, CT a daughter of Edward and Cecilia (Domijan) Tocionis. Karen was the wife of Stanley Bates and they shared 50 years of marriage. She had been a farmer with her husband for 50 years, employed in the office for the Governor of CT and later a school bus driver for Southern Tioga School District for 34 years. Karen was an avid bowler, she managed the junior bowling, a member of the Garden Club, was an avid gardener, enjoyed needle point, reading and caring for her grandchildren.  Karen is survived by her husband, Stanley; a son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Lisa Bates of Mainesburg, PA; two daughters and sons in-law, Amy and Frederick Bolt Jr. of Mansfield, PA, Heather and Adam Hubbard of Sussex, NJ; six grandchildren, Erik Bolt, Trevor Bolt, Felicia Bolt, Carmen Bates, Daniel Bates, and Colten Hubbard; three sisters, Linda Carrier of Leominister, MA, Shirley Leverton of Middletown, CT, Lucy Cannamela of New Britain, also many brothers- in law- and sisters- in- laws, nieces and nephews.  Services will be private at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA., with Rev. Bryan Wright officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Breast Health Center, 1100 Grampian Blvd, Williamsport, PA 17701. - Mansfield Gazette, 13 July 2017

 

TOKARZ, Anna Marie - Anna Marie Staron,104, long-time resident of Blossburg, PA was called to her Heavenly home Friday evening, February 23, 2018, at Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro. Born September 5, 1913 in Arnot, she was one of three daughters of nine children of late Ignac and Mary Tokarz.  Anna was married to Walter Staron for 36 years before his passing in 1972.  They were blessed with one son, Robert. Anna was a devout member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Blossburg.  She was St. Mary’s oldest parishioner and a former member of their Christian Mother’s Group. Her hobbies included gardening, cooking, and caring for others.  In earlier years, she enjoyed being very involved in church activities. Surviving is her sister, Wanda Harnas of Corning, NY, several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband Walter, she was predeceased by a son; Robert Staron, a sister; Helen Collins, six brothers; Joseph, Frank, Walter, Stanley, Edward and John Tokarz. Calling hours are 4 – 6 p.m. Wednesday at Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility (formerly Zwicharowski’s) at 314 Granger St. in Blossburg.  The Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, Mar. 1, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Blossburg with Rev. Bryan Wright serving as Celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Those who wish may consider a memorial in Mrs. Staron’s name to St. Mary’s Catholic Church c/o Holy Child Rectory at 237 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA 16933 or a donation to the Hospice organization.  - Mansfield Gazette, 1 March 2018

 

TOPOROWSKI,  Richard T. - Richard T. Toporowski, age 62, of Wellsboro, PA, died Friday, July 28, 2017 at his home. He was born December 4, 1954 in Philadelphia, PA, a son of Marion and Anna (Karpowicz) Toporowski. Richard was employed as a truck driver for Jevic in NJ and for New Century Trucking in Westampton NJ. He enjoyed going fishing. Richard is survived by 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas and Karen Toporowski of Vancover, WA, Ronald and Kitty Toporowski of Warminster, PA, David and Dr. Beverly Toporowski of Burlington, NJ. He was predeceased by his parents. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Warminster, PA. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, 3 August 2017

 

TRAHNSTROM, John Robert - John Robert “Bob” Trahnstrom, 89, of Wellsboro, died peacefully April 26, 2017.  His final days were spent surrounded by his loving wife of 65 years and family, a true testament to his faithful and memorable life. Bob, born November 10, 1927, grew up in Mount Vernon, NY with his parents and two brothers.  Upon high school graduation, he proudly enlisted in the US Army and was honorably discharged in 1947 as a corporal.  He then attended Champlain College and Teterboro School of Aeronautics.  After marrying his wife Millie in 1951, he moved to Miller Place, NY to raise his family and enjoy a 29-year engineering career at Grumman Aerospace.  Bob was a founding member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Rocky Point, NY where he and Millie were active members. Bob and Millie retired to Wellsboro PA in 1989 to enjoy their new homestead and join the local Trinity Lutheran Church.  They soon became active community members and continued the practice of their faith at the First Presbyterian Church. Bob is survived by his wife, Millie; brother and sister-in-law Peter and Darla Trahnstrom; sister-in-law Bobbie Trahnstrom; daughters and sons-in-law, Jean Enderle, Ellen and Greg Pelletier, Jennifer and Ed Testa, Barbara and Doug St. Hilaire; and 14 grandchildren. Bob was preceded in death by his brother Walter Trahnstrom. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Bob’s life and legacy on Friday, May 12 at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home from 4 to 7 p.m., with memorial service at the First Presbyterian Church, 130 Main St, Wellsboro, PA 16901, Saturday. May 13, 2017 at 11 a.m., Rev. Michael Birbeck and Rev. Roger Wagner officiating.  Memorial gifts in Bob’s name may be given to the Susquehanna Health, Home Care and Hospice Program, 24 Walnut Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901, or The Green Home, 37 Central Avenue, Wellsboro, PA 16901. – Mansfield Gazette, 4 May 2017

 

TUTTLE, Naomi M. - Naomi M. Jordan, age 93 of Knoxville died on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at the Green Home in Wellsboro. Born September 4, 1924 in Brookfield Twp., PA she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Abbie (Schoonover) Tuttle. Naomi worked over 30 years as a clerk for the Luggs Department Store in Knoxville. She was a member of the Knoxville United Methodist Church and volunteered at the Northern Tier Recreation Authority. Naomi is survived by her sons, Harold (Stephanie) Jordan of Knoxville and Duane Jordan and Barbara Poteete of Mt. Vernon, OH; a grandson, Mark Jordan of Tioga and a sister, Audrey Potter of Westfield. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Jordan in 1968; her brothers, Edwin, Durwood and Junior Tuttle and her sister, June Wilson. Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland on Friday, 3:00 – 5:00 PM. A funeral service will be held immediately following at 5:00 PM with Pastor Catherine Dawes officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Knoxville United Methodist Church, 110 Alba St., Knoxville, PA 16928 or to the Knoxville Public Library, 112 E. Main St., Knoxville, PA 16928. – Mansfield Gazette, 9 August 2018

 

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UMBLE, David M. - David M. Umble age 79 of Covington, PA died at his home surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, January 25, 2018. David was born on January 10, 1939 in Philadelphia, PA, the son of David W. and Anna H. (McCarren) Umble. He was the husband of the late Susan J. (Lowery) Umble who died on May 4, 2015. David was retired from Mansfield University. He was a veteran of the US Army. David enjoyed his family, the Bucktail Camp Group and horses.  David is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, David M. and Kara Umble of New Mexico, two grandchildren; Valerie (Charles) Umble of Covington, PA, Kyle Umble of New Mexico, great grandchildren; Rebecka and Victoria Umble.  It was David's request that there be no services. The Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.  - Mansfield Gazette, 1 February 2018

 

URBAN, Irene Laura - Irene Laura Cuda, age 96, of Liberty, PA, died on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at her home. She was born on November 13, 1921 in Liberty, PA, a daughter of Henry and Erna Clara (Hildebrandt) Urban. Irene was the wife of the late Lawrence Ellis (Tony) Cuda who died in 1977. She was a longtime member of Zion Lutheran Church, in Sebring, PA, until its closure in 1988, when she became a member of the Liberty Lutheran Church congregation. A gentle soul, Irene cherished nature. She delighted in tending to flora & fauna, loved to gaze at the night sky, and fully embraced the peaceful solitude & independence of country living. Irene is survived by two daughters, Tanya Cuda of Rochester, NY, Carol Wojcik of Allegany, NY; sister, Doris Miller of Penn Yan, NY; sister-in-law, Vivian Urban of Liberty, PA; four grandchildren; Lisa Wojcik, Terry Levandoski, Michelene Horning, Michael (Todd) Levandoski; great grandson; Charlie Levandoski. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lawrence (Tony); her daughter, Donna VonNeida; and her brothers & sisters, Alice, Art, Edwin, Ella, Gert, Karl & Walt. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 19th, 2018 at the Liberty Lutheran Church, Liberty, PA. Visitation for friends & family begins at 3:30 PM. The memorial service begins at 4 PM, followed by food & fellowship. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Animal Care Sanctuary, PO Box A, East Smithfield, PA 18817, or, online via animalcaresanctuary.org. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. – Mansfield Gazette, 5 July 2018

 

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VanDRUFF, Larry W. - Larry W. VanDruff, 75, of Pompey Hollow in Cazenovia, N.Y., died after a long illness on Jan. 18, 2018 at his home with family by his side. Dr. VanDruff had been a resident of Central New York since 1970. He was a faculty member at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse for 30 years, retiring in 2000. Born in Elmira, N.Y., Larry was raised on a dairy farm in northern Pennsylvania, earned a B.S. degree at Mansfield University in 1964, then an M.S. degree and a PhD in 1970 from Cornell University. His professional career involved teaching, research, and public service in the area of wildlife biology and management. Although his research included studies of loons in Minnesota and waterbirds in the Adirondacks, Dr. VanDruff was best known for his studies of urban wildlife. Larry and his students studied the mammal community in Syracuse, gray squirrels in Oakwood Cemetery and residential neighborhoods and Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C., raccoon populations on Long Island, and mallard ducks in coastal New Jersey. His expertise in urban ecology, biology and management of birds and mammals, and the socioeconomics of wildlife in close association with humans led to many teaching, mentoring, and public service opportunities. In addition to numerous scientific publications, he trained over 35 graduate students at the Master's and PhD levels. His former students hold positions in state and federal conservation agencies, with cooperative extension, as high school teachers, and as college and university professors. At ESF before his retirement, he served as advisor to several students seeking careers in public education, an endeavor long dear to his heart. After his retirement, Larry remained active in the Oran Community Church, the Save The County Land Trust (CNY Land Trust), Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex, public service efforts, and projects at his beloved VanAcres on Pompey Hollow Road. His love for travel took him to all 50 States, Canada and Mexico, the Galapagos Islands, and Costa Rica. Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Mary Ann VanDruff, a daughter Brenda (Timothy) Ko of Fayetteville, N.Y., a son Thomas (Laura) VanDruff of Arlington, VA, and three grandchildren, Andi and Aaron Ko and Noah VanDruff. A memorial service for family and friends will be held at the Newell-Fay Manlius Chapel, 8171 Cazenovia Road (Route 92), in Manlius, N.Y. on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 11 a.m. There will be a brief time for visiting with family just before and just after the service. Memorial gifts may be made to the Roosevelt Wildlife Station at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry c/o the ESF College Foundation, One Forestry Drive, 214 Bray Hall, Syracuse, NY 13210 or to the Oran Community Church, P.O. Box 311, Manlius, NY 13104. - Mansfield Gazette, 25 January 2018

 

VARGAS, August J. - August “Gus” J. Vargas, 79, of Wellsboro, died on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at the Green Home in Wellsboro. He was the husband of the late Claire H. (Devitt) Vargas, who preceded him in death on March 7, 2018. He was born August 9, 1938 in Brooklyn, NY, the son of the late August J. Sr. and Huntoz (Munoz) Vargas. Gus grew up in Brooklyn, NY and was a self-employed handyman for most of his life. He was a veteran, having served in the United States Army. Additionally, he was a member of the St. Peter’s Catholic Church of Wellsboro, the American Legion and the Wellsboro planning committee. Gus was extremely attentive to detail and took great pride in the upkeep of his home. He and his wife, Claire, enjoyed collecting antiques, minerals and many other unique treasures during their travels together. Gus is survived by one sister, several nieces & nephews and many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Claire, and his parents. A memorial mass will be held and announced at a later date.   Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., 139 Main Street, Wellsboro. – Mansfield Gazette, 9 August 2018

 

VARGESON, Geraldine Evelyn - Geraldine Evelyn Kreisler, 98, of Elkland, PA, died peacefully in her home on February 19th. Geraldine was born on September 10, 1919 in Hillsgrove, PA to the late Onie Lorenzo Vargeson and Elsie Belle (Dunlap) Vargeson. She is predeceased by her husband William (Bud) Kreisler, her only daughter Gayle (Molly) Sherman and son-in-law, Durwood Jack Sherman. Geraldine is survived by her two sons, Gary (Linda) Kreisler of Galeton, PA and Dale (Elaine) Kreisler of Rutland, VT; Grandchildren: Kelly (Richard) Smith, Jennifer (Joseph) Brunig, Kristen (Jennifer Kuhnheim) Kreisler, Eric (Tina) Kreisler, Gretchen (Joseph) Zinger, Wendy (Jody) Graham, Susan (Eric) Pond, Lorna Sherman, Judy (James) Baker, William (Jessica) Sherman, Grant (Brandie) Sherman, Amanda (Nicholas) Greeno, Lee (Tammy) Kreisler, Kate (Michael) Lufkin, Ed (Amy) Wasserman, Hilary (John Paul) McCoy ... and many great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mrs. Kreisler was employed for most of her life at Davis Variety Store in Elkland, PA. She was an avid reader, excellent cook and talented seamstress. Geraldine enjoyed traveling, bowling, ceramics, puzzles and gardening and most importantly, spending time with beloved family and friends. She was a member of Parkhurst Memorial Presbyterian Church, Elkland Area Senior Citizens Club and Elkland Softball Association.  Geraldine's memorial service will be held May 13, 2018 at 1:00 pm. at the Elkland Softball Stadium. Rev. Bert Moore, offc., In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Elkland Softball Association (303 Parkhurst St, Elkland PA 16920) Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland. - Mansfield Gazette, 22 February 2018

 

VERBJAR, James Peter - James Peter Verbjar, 72, formerly of Galeton, died on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y. Born March 20, 1946 in Baltimore, Md., he was a son of the late Andrew and Elsa (Abrahamson) Verbjar. Jim was a 1965 graduate of the Galeton Area High School and a United States Army Veteran. On April 8, 1981 in Las Vegas, Nev., he married the former Patricia Stevens, who survives. Jim and his wife owned and operated the Black Forest Trading Post & Deer Park, Rte. 6, Ulysses and the Christmas Homestead in Gaines. Jim was a member of the Brookland Club, the Pennsylvania Lumberman's Museum, the Galeton V.F.W. Post 6611, the Wellsboro American Legion Post 84 and the Galeton Masonic Lodge 602. He was a skilled craftsman and made hunting knives and key chains from the antler sheds from the deer park. Jim greatly enjoyed hunting and fly fishing. Surviving in addition to his wife, Patricia, formerly of Dansville, N.Y., are one son, William (Holly) Verbjar, Dover; one daughter, Holli Fisher, Pittsburgh; one brother, Paul Verbjar, Daytona Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Ellen (Terry) Colegrove, Greeley, Colo., and Nancy (Bruce) Thayer, Spencerport, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Kinley Bejarano, Liam Verbjar and Sienna Verbjar; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Jim was predeceased by a brother, Fred Verbjar. Friends called at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Friday, April 27, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Galeton, from 10 to 11 am. A Memorial Service will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Tom Shatto officiating. Military Honors will be accorded by the Potter County Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Adams and Pine St., Galeton, PA 16922. – Mansfield Gazette, 3 May 2018

 

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WAITE, Sandra G. - Sandra G. “Sandy” (Waite) Andrews, age 74, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Thursday, June 21, 2018.  She was born on February 29, 1944 in Rochester, NY, a daughter of the late Cleon F Waite and Janet M (Heslor) Waite.  She was married to Gary Dean Andrews who died on April 18, 2018.  Sandy worked for 34 years at Citizens & Northern Bank trust office, Wellsboro, PA.  She is survived by a son: Dean (Cheryl) Andrews of Wellsboro, PA, brother: Douglas (Melanie) Waite of Farmington, NY, beloved granddaughter: Skylar Andrews and fiancé: Corey Lewis and long-time friend: Carol Tobias of Elkland, PA.  She was predeceased by two brothers: Ronald (Big R) Waite and Terry Waite.  Services will be private and are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. Mansfield Gazette, 28 June 2018

 

WALBRIDGE, Luther Richard - Luther Richard Walbridge, "Dick," 88, died on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer, at his home on Keuka Lake, Hammondsport, N.Y., surrounded by family. He was born in Wellsboro Nov. 12, 1929, the youngest son of the late Truman and Charlotte Walbridge (Orr). He graduated from Wellsboro High School on June 5, 1947, served in the United States Army from 1950-1952, and graduated from Pennsylvania State University on June 9, 1956. Dick had a long career in food service and eventually was the long-time owner of Orbaker's restaurant in Newark, N.Y. Dick was a member of the Hammondsport Rotary for many years.Dick will be remembered for his steady, easy going presence and love of family. He was sweet, thoughtful and funny to the end. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Lucy Elizabeth (Nixon) of Hammondsport and Sebastian, of Florida; his son, Luther (Luke) Walbridge and daughters Lucy Ann (LuAnn) Rees and Sara Crosby; daughter in-law Paola San Martini; and sons in-law Frank Rees and Thomas Crosby; grandchildren Alex Walbridge, Elizabeth (Betsy) Rees, Leslie Beckbridge, Audrey Walbridge, Veronica Crosby, Matthew Rees, Calvin Crosby, Dominic Walbridge, Jonah Walbridge; great grandson Elliott Beckbridge; and devoted nephew Donald Knowlton. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sisters Mary Walbridge Knowlton, of Wellsboro, and Lucile Walbridge of Hammondsport, N.Y. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 11, at 3 p.m., on the beach of his Keuka Lake cottage, 11196 East Lake Road, Hammondsport. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Care First Hospice, carefirstny.org. Arrangements are made by LaMarche Funeral Home. – Mansfield Gazette, 9 August 2018

 

WALKER, Satiecka Christina - A Mansfield woman was killed Friday in a one-vehicle crash. The accident occurred at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday on Dunkleberger Road in Rutland Township, Tioga County, according to Pennsylvania state police at Mansfield. Troopers identified the victim as Satiecka Christina Walker, 24, of Mansfield. Walker was traveling south on Dunkleberger Road when she lost control while trying to negotiate a right curve, state police said. The car crossed over to the other lane before leaving the roadway on the east side. The car became airborne and rolled over several times, and Walker was ejected in the process. The vehicle continued rolling over down a hill and came to rest on its roof, troopers said. - Mansfield Gazette, 17 August 2017

 

WATKINS, Douglas Wendall - Douglas Wendall Watkins, age 33, of Troy, died at his home on Saturday, April 29, 2017. He was born on January 28, 1984 in Sayre, a son of Wendall Watkins and Linda Ann (Jarrell) Watkins. Doug was employed at the Canton Machine Shop, and R.S.J. Technologies, LLC. He enjoyed playing horseshoes, billiards, hunting, ice hockey and fishing. Douglas is survived by his mother, Linda Jarrell of Troy, PA; his father, Wendall and Becky Watkins of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; a brother, Jason Watkins of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; a sister, Lonnie Watkins of E. Troy, PA; a special cousin/brother, Michael Watkins; maternal grandmother, Monica Jarrell of Granville, Summit, PA; grandmother, Joyce Watkins of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; his companion, Heather Smith and his beautiful dog, Delilah. He was predeceased by Paul Douglas Jarrell in 1986, and Lazzell Watkins. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow at the funeral chapel at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Debbie Button officiating. Contributions may be sent to Susan Jarrell, 222 W. 4th St., East Greenville, PA 18041 to purchase a memorial tree and plaque. - Mansfield Gazette, 4 May 2017

 

WATKINS, Leslie R. - Leslie R. Watkins died Thursday, March 29th at Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, Pa. Born July 14, 1933, in Chatham Township, to the late Ellery and Addie (Skinner) Watkins, Leslie was the youngest of their six children and was predeceased by his sisters Viola Houghtaling and Winifred Brugger, and by his brothers Forrest and Vernard Watkins.  He is survived by the lone remaining sibling, Clesta Raker of Liberty, PA.  Leslie graduated valedictorian of the seven members of the Little Marsh High School class of 1951. From there he earned his bachelor’s degree, from his beloved Penn State, in Agriculture.  He later earned an education certificate from Millersburg University and a Master's degree from Alfred. Les was a teacher with brief tenures at Port Allegheny and Elmira, but most proudly served 36 years at Cowanesque Valley High School, Westfield, PA.  He was at various times a teacher, guidance counselor, and athletic director.  On November 19, 1955, in a terrible snow storm, he married the love of his life, Janet Vandegrift, of Wellsboro, whom he had met on a blind date two years earlier. After a short stint in Port Allegheny, the newlyweds bought a little farm back in Chatham Township and remained there together for the next 60 plus years.  Along with Janet, Leslie is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Craig Evans of Little Marsh; his son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Joann Watkins, of Watsontown; six grandchildren: Christopher, Caleb(Nicole), Curtis, Corrine Evans, and John and Katherine Watkins; one great-grand-daughter, Quinn Evans; a sister-in-law, Jean Vandegrift, and several nephews and nieces of whom he was very fond.  Les was a lifetime member of PSEA and the Penn State Alumni Association.  He was a charter member of the Chatham Volunteer Fire Company.  He was a long time Boy Scout leader, earning the distinguished Silver Beaver award in 1979 for outstanding service.  He served as trustee of the Little Marsh United Methodist Church, served over 50 years as a member of the Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F), served for years as the president of the CV Alumni Association, and was a longtime volunteer at the Tioga County Fair.  He was also a lifetime champion of going to meetings, making a speech (if invited), and, of course, eating dinner.  The immediate family will have a private viewing and burial next week.  On Sunday, July 8, a life celebration is planned in Little Marsh.  The family will provide details as the date approaches.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to one of the following organizations:  The CV Alumni Association, c/o Donna Platz, 250 Race Street, Apt. 315, Westfield, PA, 16950; The Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Company, 1575 Blair Creek Road, Little Marsh PA, 16950; or The Tioga County Fair Association, c/o Lori Hamblin, 21 Gee Road, Middlebury Center, PA, 16935.  Local arrangements are entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. – Mansfield Gazette, 5 April 2018

 

WATKINS, Tommy E. - Tommy E. Watkins, 75, died Thursday April 27th at his residence in Blossburg. Born in Blossburg July 8, 1941, he was the son of the late Frederick and Mary Husted Watkins. Tommy married the former Margaret “Peggy” Birriola on November 11, 1961. Tommy worked for the railroad for 35 years retiring in 1995 as an engineer. He was a lifetime member of Hillside Rod and Gun Club, Blossburg. Tommy enjoyed spending time with all his family his main hobby being his classic cars, he built a garage on Cherry Flats Road known as “the old mans’ garage” where he enjoyed hanging out with his many friends. He also enjoyed early morning (6:30 a.m.) coffee at the American Truck Stop. Surviving in addition to his wife Peggy, are his sons; Barry Watkins, Blossburg and Kelly Watkins, Covington, grandchildren; Elizabeth (Jeremy) Vlajic, Patrick Watkins, and Allison Watkins, great-grandchildren, Chandler, Landon, and Leland. He was preceded in death by a son T.R. Watkins and a brother Danny Watkins. Family and friends will be received, Monday May 1st at Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, from 4 until time of services at 6 p.m. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to; Blossburg Memorial Library, 307 Main St. Blossburg, PA 16912, Blossburg Ambulance, P.O. Box 2, Blossburg, PA 16912, or to a charity of choice. Williamsport Sun Gazette, 29 April 2017

WATKINS, Shirley - Shirley Watkins Ogden, 81, formerly of Blossburg, went to be with her Lord, Saturday, March 3, 2018. Shirley was born in Arnot on Feb. 14, 1937, the daughter of Harry and Edna Keagle Watkins. She was the wife of Clinton "Buddy" Ogden. Before retirement she was employed by Ward Manufacturing. Shirley was a longtime member of St. Mary of Czestochowa Church, Blossburg, upon moving to Lewistown became a member of Sacred Heart Church. Shirley is survived by her husband of 63 years Buddy; children, Kim (Jerry) Dyer, McVeytown; Ken (Joyce) Ogden, southern California, and Debra (Blaine) Heavener, West Bloomfield, Mich.; sister Joan (Ray) Yoder, Arnot; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services to be held at a later date. If so desired memorial donations may be made to Blossburg Fire and Ambulance, 324 Main St, Blossburg, PA 16912. Arrangements are under the care of Freeberg Funeral Home and Cremations, Blossburg. - Mansfield Gazette, 8 March 2018

 

WATLING, Pauline Elaine  - Pauline Elaine Watling Castle was born April 5, 1932, in Dundee, N.Y. She was the fifth child of Hazel (Walsh) and Robert Graham Watling. She lived in Dundee for the first 12 years of her life until her parents decided to move to Lake Worth, Fla., in 1944. She was the only child still at home at the time of the move, but that soon changed when the last of the six Watling children was born shortly before the end of that year. Pauline enjoyed the adventure of living in Florida and graduated from Lake Worth High School in 1950. After working in the West Palm Beach area for a couple of years, Pauline met and fell in love with Robert (Bob) Castle, from Canton. In 1953 they were married and she moved back north with him. They lived in an apartment in Blossburg, until Bob was able to complete the house he was building for them in Liberty, where he was the high school science teacher. Pauline continued to work for a time, but eventually decided to stay home to care for her son Tom and daughter Laurie. Once her children were successfully launched into the world, Pauline fulfilled her life-long dream of attending college, graduating from Mansfield University with her bachelor's degree in 1987. When the state of Pennsylvania decided to expand Rt. 15 through the Liberty area in order to create the future I-99 Corridor, the Liberty house had to be torn down. Pauline and Bob bought a house further north in Tioga. From the side of the mountain, they enjoyed an "endless view" of the valley below. They lived there together from 1987 until Bob died in 2001, and Pauline remained there alone until 2014 when she moved to be close to her daughter in Carmel, Indiana. She was happy to be able to see family members more often, but she never stopped missing her friends and the beauty of Tioga County, where she had lived for a total of 61 years. She took her final breaths on May 26, 2018, with her daughter and son-in-law by her side. She is survived by her two children, Thomas Castle and Laurie (Donald) Ross; 11 grandchildren, Stephen, Brian, John, and Andrew Castle, Rebecca (Robert) Ross Emerson, Jennifer (Justin) Ross Lange, David (Kacie Kasner) Ross, and Katherine, Michael, Patrick, and Timothy Ross; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Edwin Watling; and a sister, Margaret Sorensen. She was preceded in death by her parents and three siblings, Loise Kiesling, Charles Watling, and Harriet Wever. Arrangements were entrusted to Flanner Buchanan – Carmel. – Mansfield Gazette, 14 June 2018

 

WEATHERBEE, Theresa E. - Theresa E. Lechner, age 60 of Nelson, died on Friday, December 30, 2016 at the Gatehouse in Williamsport. Born January 15, 1956 in Wellsboro, PA, she was the daughter of the late Alan J. and Madeline M. (Root) Weatherbee. She loved watching football and Nascar and enjoyed going for rides and seeing the mountains. Theresa is survived by her husband, Donald; her son, Thomas M. Dunkleberger, Jr. of Mt. Joy, PA; grandchildren, Cassie Dunkleberger, Aiden Sturgis and Destiny Sturgis; great grandchild, Remington Flowers; two brothers, Gerald Weatherbee of Tioga and Alan Weatherbee, Jr. of Canton; two sisters, Connie Benjamin of Wellsboro and Marie Doss of Lexington, NC and a step daughter, Melanie Sturgis of Millersville. Private family services will be held at their convenience. - Mansfield Gazette, January 4, 2017

 

WEATHERBY, Debra Ann - Debra Ann Weatherby, 63, of Wellsboro, PA, died at The Green Home on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.  Debra was born March 17, 1954, in St. Louis, Missouri, she was the daughter of David and Rose (Dimon) Weatherby. Debra worked at Broad Acres, as an Activities Enrichment provider.  She was a member of Wellsboro First Baptist Church. She loved reading the scriptures and sharing with anyone who would listen; she went on a mission’s trip to the Dominican Republic.   Debra was a strong- willed woman and very selfless, willing to do anything for anyone. She loved children, and knitted hats for babies, colored pictures and gave to the residents at The Green Home. She loved doing puzzles and playing games.  Debra enjoyed the outdoors; her greatest love with spending time with her family.  Surviving are her mother, Rose Weatherby of Wellsboro; three daughters, Ann Greenfield, Bath, NY, Amy Haskins (Jamie) Wellsboro and Amanda Rachiele (Louis) Wellsboro; a son she raised as her own, Sebastian Greenfield, Florida; eight grandchildren; five brothers, Daniel Weatherby, Florida, Michael Weatherby (Lucinda), Wellsboro, Joseph Weatherby, Wellsboro, David Weatherby, Jr. (Kimberly) Florida and Randy Weatherby, PA; three sisters, Sharon White, Blossburg, Bernice Berrittini, Wellsboro and Charlene Odell, Savona, NY; many nieces and nephews. Debra was preceded in death by her father, David, Grandmother, Dahlia and her Aunt Evelyn. A memorial service will be held at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd. On Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 4:00 PM with Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating; there will be a visitation from 2-4 PM preceding the service. Local arrangements are entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd. 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA. - Mansfield Gazette, 4 May 2017

 

WEST, Cheryl L. - Cheryl L. (West) Becker, 54, of Mansfield, died at her residence on November 6, 2017. Cheryl was born December 21, 1962, in Wellsboro, the daughter of the late James Herbert and Judith Elaine (Robinson) West. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School. Cheryl was owner/operator of West Star Crafts and Cheryl’s Cleaning Service; in addition, she was employed by Wal-mart. Cheryl was a member of Whitneyville UMC where she was very active. She opened her home to all especially during the holidays making sure no one went without a meal.  She was very sensitive to others needs.  Cheryl loved to bake, crochet and sew. The time spent with her grandchildren was very precious to her. Cheryl will be remembered for her warm heart and generosity.    Cheryl is survived by her daughters, Brittany “BJ” Kunsman (Greg) of Elkland, PA, Kayla Keller (Nick) of Hellertown, PA, Delaney Starkweather and her boyfriend, John Winkler of Mansfield, PA; grandchildren, Marley, Ryder, Killian, Atticus and one on the way; brother, Gregory West, Liberty, PA; sister, Charlan West, Whitneyville, PA; several nieces and nephews; cousin, Kathy Fuhrer, whom she thought of as a sister; and close friend, Debbie Smith. In addition to her parents, Cheryl was preceded in death by her brother, Elwood West. A receiving of family and friends will be held on Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 4-6 PM at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro. Cheryl’s funeral service will follow at 6 PM with Pastor Sandi Hemker officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Tioga County Homeless Initiative, 2580 Charleston Rd., Mansfield PA 16933. Local arrangements are entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home. - Mansfield Gazette, 9 November 2017

 

WHEATLEY, George Edward - George Edward Wheatley, 91, went into the arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ, on July 2, 2018. He was born in Big Run, PA. Some milestones in George's life were serving in the Army, staying faithful to his wife Donna for 64 years, being a good father to Patsy, building a house in Covington where he remained the rest of his life, working for Turton-Antes Lumber Yard and retiring from Armco Steel. George was a kind, patient, resourceful, hard-working, thrifty man who diligently protected and cared for his family. He had an innate ability to construct and fix things, and he wrote instructions on many things to help others in the future. George loved the outdoors and giving tours of the area's backroads and attractions to anyone who would go with him. George was predeceased by his parents Albert and Ruth (Brent) Wheatley, his wife Donna (Ames) Wheatley and his sister Mary Jane (Wheatley) Ehlich. He is survived by his daughter Patsy (Wheatley) and and her husband, Rev. Dr. Brad D. Evans; his granddaughter Megan (Evans) and her husband Rev. Robert Hill and grandson Rev. Brent Evans and his wife Lydia; and his six great-grandchildren Brad, Caleb, Nathan and Evelyn Hill and Geneva and Cordelia Evans. In his last years, George benefited from the friendship and tender care of Cynthia and Robert West, the Christian fellowship of the Bakerburg Community Church, the medical and spiritual attention of UPMC Susquehanna Hospice, the services of the Bath VA medical staff and the patience of the Area Agency on Aging. Thank you all. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 10AM to 11AM at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A funeral service will immediately at 11AM with George's son-in-law, Rev. Dr. Brad D. Evans officiating with assistance from Rev. Paul Binkley. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Child Evangelism Fellowship of Tioga County, 16 Charleston St., Wellsboro, PA 16901. – Mansfield Gazette, 5 July 2018

 

 

WHEELER, Gary Eugene - Gary Eugene Wheeler, age 57, died Friday, June 29, 2018 at his home in Lawrenceville, PA. He was born April 11, 1961 in Wellsboro, PA the son of LaDrue and Gladys (Whitney) Wheeler. He had been employed by Asplundh Tree Service as a tree trimmer. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife Emma and son Lucus Wheeler of Lawrenceville, PA; two daughters Loretta (Ryan) Scaife of Tioga PA and Lisa Wheeler of Binghamton NY; grandson Joseph Wheeler; his mother Gladys of Millerton, PA; a brother William Wheeler and sisters Helen Wheeler of Millerton, PA, Laurie Clark of Millerton, PA and Sue (David) Shaw of Elmira, NY. He was preceded in death by his father LaDrue. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Funeral services are under the direction of Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933. – Mansfield Gazette, 5 July 2018

 

WHEELER, Helen - Helen Gross, 83, of Corning N.Y., died on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in her home with her daughters at her side. Helen was born in Wellsboro, on May 12,, 1934, to Stuart and Marie (Simerson) Wheeler. She was married to the late James Gross. Helen and Jim were married for 63 years until he passed in 2013. Helen's passions were her children and grandchildren. Her favorite past times were watching them participate in the sport of the season or visiting with them around the kitchen table. We will remember her as our champion. She was always here for us, sharing in our successes and supporting us through our hardships. She taught us to be strong and persevere. We will carry her in our hearts and never be truly without her. Helen is survived by her daughters, Cheryl Byrd (Craig) and Renata Gross; grandchildren, Craig Allan Byrd, Corey Byrd, Casey Byrd, Chris Byrd, Adam Gross, Gerry Gross, Matthew Gross, Tyler Gross, Evan Gross, Olivia Gross; several great- and great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sons Terry and Gerry Gross.  Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Salvation Army, 32 Denison Parkway East, Corning, N.Y. 14830. Arrangements are with Phillips Funeral Home. - Mansfield Gazette, 12 October 2017

 

WHEELER, Evelyn L. - Evelyn L. Miles, age 89 of Elkland, PA died at home on Thursday, March 15, 2018. Born November 9, 1928 in Elkland, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Katherine (Jeffers) Wheeler. Evelyn retired from the Northern Tioga School District, where she was the custodian of the Elkland High School. She married Donald J. Miles on August 20, 1946, they raised two children and shared 71 years together. Evelyn enjoyed going to the casino and playing the slot machines. She is survived by her loving husband, Donald; two children, Donald (Alicia) Miles, Jr. of Newark, NY and Connie (Cliff) Kuss of Port St. Lucie, FL; 7 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Arthur Wheeler. Private family services will be held at their convenience. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland. – Mansfield Gazette, 22 March 2018

 

WHEELER, Marlene J. - Marlene J. (Wheeler) Olin, 72, formerly of Wellsboro, died on Monday, July 10, 2017. Services will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. - Mansfield Gazette, 13 July 2017

 

WHITE, Lewis G. - Lewis G. White, age 51, of Millerton, PA, died unexpectedly on Friday, March 16, 2018. He was born on November 10, 1966 in Elmira, NY, a son of Lewis G. White and Joan (Clark) Austin.  Lewis was the husband of Hope (Dersham) White. He was employed as a lineman for the North Penn Telephone Company. Lewis enjoyed hunting, fishing, and carpentry. He is survived by his wife, Hope; his mother and step-father, Joan and Richard Austin of Millerton, PA; three sons, Lewis Richard White of Covington, PA, Jeremiah White of Millerton, PA, Conner White of Millerton, PA; two grandsons, Waylon and Lincoln; a brother, Steve (Heather) Austin of Tioga, PA ; two nephews, Chase and Hayden Austin. He was preceded in death by his father Lewis. Services will be private 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, 22 March 2018

WHITNEY, Pauline Mae - Pauline Mae (Whitney) Ingerick, 89, a lifetime resident of Wellsboro, died on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at UPMC Williamsport, surrounded by her loving family.   She was born June 13, 1929 in Wellsboro, the daughter of the late William and Clara (Bowers) Whitney.  Pauline was married to Richard “Dick” Miles Ingerick for 56 years. He preceded her in death on August 14, 2003. Pauline was a homemaker.  She enjoyed cooking, canning and freezing, gardening and reading. She especially loved to crochet and knit, often making gifts for family and friends. She was a former member of the Arnot Sportsman’s Club. Surviving Pauline are her sons and daughters-in-law, Leon Ingerick (Christine), Richard Ingerick (Linda); daughters, Christina Venters, Nancy Hughes (Howard), Gloria Huck, and Valerie Bartholomew (Wally); twenty-one grandchildren; thirty-eight great-grandchildren and twelve great-great grandchildren; sister, Gladys Wheeler; numerous nieces and nephews and many dear friends. Visitation will be held Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., 139 Main St. Wellsboro, PA, from 10-11 AM, service to follow at 11:00 AM, with Rev. Darwin "Tink" Cranmer officiating. Burial will be in Tioga County Memorial Gardens.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, at www.cancer.org. Local arrangements are entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd. – Mansfield Gazette, 28 June 2018

 

WILCOX, George D. - During the early morning of Monday, January 29th, 2018, lifelong Leroy resident, George D. Wilcox died peacefully at Bradford County Manor. He was 87 years of age. Born in Leroy on June 12, 1930, he was the son of Earl and Hattie (Haflett) Wilcox. George was a 1948 graduate of Canton High School and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He married his high school sweetheart, the former Bobbee Spencer, and together they raised two sons and a daughter. George was employed in the dairy industry for forty-six years as a dairy barn inspector and as a dairy farmer in partnership with his brother at Fivebrooks Farm in Leroy. He was a life member of the Innes Hose Company and served as an active firefighter for a number of years. George also served a number of terms as a member and officer of the Canton Area School Board. He was an active member of the Deer Crossing Detachment of the Marine Corps League. George was also a man who knew and loved his Lord Jesus, and was a longtime, faithful and active member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish. George enjoyed hunting with his sons at the family cabin, tending his lawn and beautiful flowerbeds, and wintering in Cape Canaveral. He particularly enjoyed reading local and military history, was a Civil War re-enactor serving as lieutenant with the 141st Pennsylvania Volunteers, and was a member and volunteer at both the Leroy Heritage Museum and the Bradford County Farm Museum in Troy. He was a man who enjoyed people of all ages and made friends easily. He possessed a great sense of humor and could play tricks and equally enjoyed being tricked. Despite his busy schedule, he took the time to teach his children outdoor skills, a great love and respect for nature and "the mountain" and the value of hard work. He was always supportive of his children's and grandchildren's activities and enjoyed watching them. He was especially proud of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Bobbee, at home; sons Jared (& Rebecca) Wilcox of Leroy and Jan (& Marcia) Wilcox of Elizabethtown, PA; daughter, Leigh Ann (& Neil) Leary of Virginia Beach, VA; brother Duane (& Carrie) Wilcox of Leroy; grandchildren Skylar (& Nichole) Wilcox, Jaryn (& Stephen) Gustafson, Jenny (& Orlando) Archuleta, Emily Wilcox, Connor Leary, Patrick Leary; great-grandchildren London, Emerson, and Myles Archuleta as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Hattie Wilcox and child sister, Janice Wilcox. Visitation will be 12 noon Friday, February 2, at the Canton Ecumenical Parish, 103 N. Center Street, Canton. Service will follow at 1 pm with the Rev. Jerry Schmidt officiating. The family will provide the flowers and suggest that memorial contributions be directed to the Canton Ecumenical Parish Memorial Fund. – Williamsport Sun Gazette, 30 January 2018

 

WILCOX, Janet T. - Janet T. Smith, age 88, of Mansfield, PA, died on Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Broad Acres. She was born on September 30, 1929 in West Virginia, a daughter of Floyd and Anna (Denkenberger) Wilcox. Janet was the wife of Ellsworth A. Smith with whom they shared 72 years of marriage. She was a member of the State Road Baptist Church. Janet enjoyed quilting, canning jelly, knitting, crocheting.  She is survived by her husband, Ellsworth; a son, Lonsworth Smith of North Carolina; two daughters and a son-in-law, Judy P. Smith of Mansfield, PA, Linda and Ronald Copp of Mansfield, PA; four grandchildren, Angela, Soni, Meredith, Brandon; nine great grandchildren; a sister, Emily Pflueger of Niagara Falls, NY. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers Robert and Richard Wilcox; a sister, Patricia Tokarz.  A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 1 PM at the State Road Baptist Church, 1600 Old State Road, Mainesburg, PA. Memorial Contributions may be made to State Road Baptist Church.Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. – Mansfield Gazette, 5 April 2018 (22556)

 

WILCOX, Mary - Mary Wilcox Myers died February 23, 2018, at age 97. Mary was born in Wellsboro, PA, on March 21, 1920, the daughter of Lyle “Cap” and Clerice Moore Wilcox. She graduated from Wellsboro High School in 1938, and attended the University of Pittsburgh. Her happy marriage to Robert A. Myers began in September 1940, and ended 69 years later with his death in October 2009. Through the intervening years, Mary worked at the Green Free Library, was secretary and librarian for the Wellsboro Elementary School System, and finally became an aide for youngsters with special needs in the Blast Intermediate Unit 17. For these children and others who faced challenges, she helped with the organization of Partners in Progress and its first sheltered workshop. Mary served on the boards of the Green Free Library and the Potter-Tioga County Library System. She was a member of Wellsboro’s Friday Club and enjoyed reading and writing. In later years as her eyesight failed, she continued her interest in reading through the excellent talking book program of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Mary’s brother, Quentin L. Wilcox, who was also known as “Cap,” died in Texas in 1979. She was also preceded in death by her infant grandson, Patrick Eddy. She is survived by four daughters and their families: Nancy (Charles) Ying of Ithaca, NY; Roberta (Robert) Eddy of Creekside, PA; Jane (Barry) Brucklacher of Mansfield, PA; Carol Myers Cacchione of Wellsboro; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Mary wished for no formal service. Burial will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd. - Mansfield Gazette, 1 March 2018

 

WILLIAMS, Anthony Michael - Anthony Michael Williams, 92, of Morris, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at Williamsport Hospital. He was born June 26, 1925 in Antrim, a son of William and Blanche (Kajenski) Williams. Anthony was married to the late Lorna P. (Butler) Williams. He retired from Corning Glass Works after 38 years of service and just received his 70 year pin. Anthony was a U.S. Army veteran having served during WW II. He was a member of F&AM Blossburg Lodge and enjoyed hunting, playing with the Morris, Antrim and Coolidge Hollow ball teams, and spending time with his family. Anthony is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Bernard "Bernie" and Marcie Williams of Liberty, John Williams of Morris; a sister, Anna Russell of Corning, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, Lon Williams, Jill Harris, Jason, Eric, Heather, Adam and Patrick Williams; six great grandchildren, Noah, Titas, Caleb and Silus Williams, Spencer and Allison DuVall. He was predeceased by his wife, Lorna; two sons, Anthony, Jr. and Michael Williams, his brothers and sisters. Graveside service will be held on Friday, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m. at Tioga County Memorial Gardens, 61 Memorial Gardens Road, Mansfield, with Pastor Lon Williams, his grandson, officiating. Graveside services are under the direction of Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. - Mansfield Gazette, 9 November 2017

WILLIAMS, Jon D. - Jon D. Williams, age 78 of Westfield died on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Elderwood at Hornell, NY. Born October 30, 1938 in Wellsville, NY, he was the son of the late Roy and Esther (Sandell) Williams. Jon worked as a heavy equipment operator for Consolidated Natural Gas for 35 years. He was a member of the Jemison Valley Brethren in Christ Church, NRA, Trout Unlimited and the Tioga County Historical Society. He was an avid outdoorsman; loved hunting and fishing. Most of all he loved spending time with his family and grandchildren; never missing a ballgame or event that his kids or grandkids were in. Jon is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Beverly (Treat) Williams; two sons, Adam and Peggy Williams and Boyd and Denice Williams of Westfield; grandchildren, Katie (Tyler) Ackley, Blair (Levi) Eck, Sabrina (Matt) Gardner, Kasey (Brian) Robinson, Trevor (Jennifer Sherman) Williams and Brynn Williams and great grandchildren, Jacob, Chase and Luke Ackley, Lincoln Eck and Bentley and Madelyn Gardner. He was preceded in death by a son, Eric Williams in 1966. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, 12:00 – 2:00 PM at the Jemison Valley Brethren in Christ Church. A memorial service will be held immediately following at 2:00 PM with Pastor Gary Wolfe officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jemison Valley Church, 5870 PA-249, Westfield, PA 16950 or to the Tioga County Historical Society, 120 Main St., Wellsboro, PA 16901. - Mansfield Gazette, 19 October 2017

 

WILLIS,  Lloyd - Lloyd Willis, 90, of Westfield, formerly of Jasper, N.Y., died on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 at Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Born in Jamestown, N.Y. on Sept. 13, 1927, Lloyd was the son of the late George Calvin and Susan Angeline (Flint) Willis. On April 29, 1950, Lloyd and the former Joyce L. Wing were married in Arkport, N.Y. Joyce preceded Lloyd in death on May 9, 2014. As a young man, Lloyd served in the U.S. Army from 1945-1946 and was stationed in Germany, worked briefly for Crowley Foods in Arkport and also prepared blacktop at A.L. Blades and Sons in Hornell. He eventually began a 25 year career at Polly-O Dairy in Campbell where he was a machine operator. A man of great faith and patience, he was a long time member of the Canisteo and West Mansfield congregations of Jehovah's Witnesses. He took great pride in his 50-year anniversary of his baptism in 1967. Lloyd was a fun loving and loyal and loving family man. He and Joyce dedicated their lives to the care of their daughter, Robin. They always managed to find a way to enjoy an annual vacation with their beloved family. Surviving Lloyd are his children and their spouses, Vernon and Marge Willis of Westfield, Steven and Heidi Willis of Jasper, Philip and Jennifer Willis of Longview, Texas and Robin Willis of Westfield, grandchildren, Austin Perry, Sabrina Perry, Thomas Perry, Logan Elizabeth Willis, Maya Willis, Carl Jamison, Ryan Willis, Shawn Willis, Jessica Willis (husband, Nathan George) and Jamie (Ethan) Sutter, great grandchildren, Lili, James, Grayson, Conner and Eric along with many nieces and nephews. Besides Lloyd's wife Joyce, he was predeceased by his siblings, Otis Willis, George Willis, Paul Willis, Angeline Zeh, William Willis and Harold Willis.

A memorial service has been planned for 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 1, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Canisteo, N.Y. Arrangements are being handled by the H. P. Smith & Son Inc. Funeral Home in Woodhull, N.Y. - Mansfield Gazette, 25 January 2018

 

WILSON, David K. - David K. “Whip” Wilson, age 74 of Lindley died on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Corning Hospital. Born July 28, 1942 in Blossburg, PA he was the son of the late Kendall and Norma (Ball) Wilson. Whip worked as a mechanic for Deming’s Auto Service in Lindley. He was a former member of the Tioga American Legion, an avid card and bingo player and a Dale Earnhardt fan. He is survived by his companion, Cora Sawyer of Lindley; two sons, David Wilson of WA, and Keith Wilson; a daughter, Candy; brothers, Linford, Charles, Jimmy and Kendall Wilson and a sister, Cathy Buman. He was preceded in death by a brother, Dude and a sister, Anne. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home. - Mansfield Gazette, 8 June 2017

 

WILSON, Patricia Ann - Patricia Ann Kaminski, age 79, of Blossburg, PA, died Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA. She was born November 3, 1937 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY, a daughter of Howard M. and Emma L. (Ferris) Wilson. Pat was married to Raymond J. Kaminski. She was a member of Holy Child Catholic Church and St. Mary's Catholic Church in Blossburg, PA. Pat enjoyed doing yardwork, shopping and having a clean house. Pat is survived by her husband, Raymond; a daughter, Theresa A. Kaminski of Mansfield, PA; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael S. and Anne Kaminski of Lawrenceville, PA; 2 brothers, Howard Allen (Nancy) Wilson of Harrisburg, PA, Gary W. (Elaine) Wilson of Athens, PA; a sister, Donna Wilson Kimble of Horseheads, NY; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Joseph Kaminski in 1980, 2 brothers, Earl and Mark Wilson. Services will be private at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA with Rev. Bryan Wright officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Child Parish Health Ministry, 237 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933, or to Smile Train. - Mansfield Gazette, 20 July 2017

 

WILSON, Wayne R. - Wayne R. Wilson, age 68, of Mansfield, PA, died on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was born on March 19, 1949 in Wellsboro, PA, a son of Richard and Colette (Maige) Wilson. Wayne was the husband of Peggy (Thorpe) Wilson. He retired from Ward Manufacturing on October 31, 2017. Wayne was a US Veteran having served in the Army National Guard. He was an avid tractor collector of Wheel Horse. Wayne enjoyed gardening, tinkering and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Peggy; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Jessica Wilson of Mansfield, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Maria and Jeremy Turner of Mainesburg, PA; six grandchildren, Taylor, Robert, Nathan, Ryan Turner, Raegan, Brycelynn Wilson; a brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Cindy Wilson of Mansfield, PA; a special niece, DeLecia Plouse of Ridgebury, PA, a special dog, Bruty. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 1PM to 3PM and 5PM to 7PM at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield,PA. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E 3rd St, Williamsport, PA 17701. - Mansfield Gazette, 22 February 2018  OK to UFT

 

WINTER, Dolores J. -Dolores J. Austin, 80, of Roseville, died on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, at her home. She was born on Nov. 22, 1936, in Syracuse, N.Y., a daughter of Leo and Josephine (Wergeres) Winter. Dolores was the wife of the late Kenneth Austin who died in 1962. She was employed by the Marcellus Central School District as a bus driver. Dolores is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Fawn and Paul Fisher of Roseville; a son and daughter-in-law, Louis and Dina Austin of Claude, Texas; three grandsons, Zachary and his wife Loni, Michael, Taylor; two brothers, Fritz Winter of New Mexico, Walter Winter of Syracuse, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews. Dolores was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Kenneth; an infant daughter, Faith Austin; two sisters, Mary Blum and Anna Travers. In keeping with Dolores's wishes there will be no services. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. - Mansfield Gazette, 10 August 2017

 

WOELFEL, Ava Brie - Baby Ava Brie Woelfel was born into Heaven on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA to her parents, Chad Lewis Martin Woelfel and Samantha Robin Miller of Mainesburg, PA. Ava is also survived by a half-brother, Noah Lee Smith; paternal grandparents, Onalee and John Woelfel of Mansfield, PA; maternal grandparents, Leslie and Mary Miller of Mainesburg, PA; maternal great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Fisk of Wellsboro, PA; maternal great grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Chester Miller of Mansfield, PA; aunts, uncles and cousins. There will be a private memorial service at the convenience of the family. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, 9 November 2017

 

WOLLMAN, Don H. - Don H. Wollmann, age 64, of Wellsboro, PA, died Thursday, June 29, 2017 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. He was born August 6, 1952 in Brooklyn, NY, a son of Walter and Harriet (Wooden) Wollmann. Don is survived by his wife, Thelma J. (Rouse) Wollmann. He was employed by Lewis Homes of Wellsboro as a landscaper. He attended the River of Life Fellowship Church and enjoyed making things with plastic canvas. In addition to his wife, Thelma, Don is survived by a son, Clyde (Lizzie) Wollmann Schwartz of Sarasota, FL; a daughter, Nina Wollmann Schwartz of TX; 4 grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Don Wollmann. In keeping with Don'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,  6 July 2017

 

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WOOD, Josephine Mary - Josephine Mary Anderson Miller (Wood) entered this world Sept. 9, 1925 and peacefully departed on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, just 39 days before she would have celebrated her 92nd birthday. Jo was a lover of new experiences and adventures which led her to Bermuda and travels from Canada to Florida and all states in between. She loved taking impromptu car adventures and once picked up a hitch hiking sailor thinking it could have been her son. In her later years she enjoyed visiting all the places she knew growing up in Mansfield and the surrounding areas, specifically Keuka and Lamoka in the Finger Lakes. Jo was proud of the time she spent working at Corning Glass Works, a bus driver for STSD and a driver and cook for Head Start. She was predeceased by her first husband, Danny Anderson. Left behind to cherish her memory are her children, Larry E. Wood (Teresa), Denise Jo Anderson Stanbrook (Michael), Donna Jean Anderson Melusky (Eric Sr.), Jolene Marie Hall (Stephen); the delights of her life, her grandchildren, Tammy, Brandon, Joshua, Ashton, Amber, Jade,Eric Jr., Alex, Erin and Emily; great-grandchildren, Dustin and Silas; in addition many beloved nieces, nephews and their children. In all things Mom stressed patience, fairness and forgiveness. Her legacy will live on in all of us.In accordance with her wishes, there will be a memorial celebration on Saturday, Sept. 9, at Island Park, Blossburg at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Second Chance Animal Sanctuary, 725 Gee Rd. Tioga, Pa. 16946. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg.  - Mansfield Gazette, 10 August 2017

 

WOODARD, Gerald - Gerald Woodard, age 79, of Lawrenceville, PA, died on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at his home. He was born on June 4, 1939 in Thurston, NY, a son of Alfred and Mary (McFall) Woodard. Gerry was the husband of Sandra K. (Heffner) Woodard. Prior to his retirement Jerry had been employed with Ingersoll Rand. He is survived by his wife, Sandra; two daughters, Robin (Timothy) Hough of Addison, NY, Regina (Tom Muscoreil) Beadles of Buffalo, NY; a son-in-law, Bruce Beadles; six grandchildren, Devon and Damien (Shannon Bonnewell) Hough, Brianna and Keira Beadles, Dominc Muscoreil,; five great grandchildren, Dylan, Dawson, Kaylee, Jaxon and Harleigh; two sisters, Shirley (Raymond) Buck of FL, Louise (Ron Wilson) Bretsman of Savona, NY; a step brother, Clarence (Joan) Lovell of Corning, NY; and special friend and caregiver Inza Campbell. He was preceded in death by his parents; a step father, Walter Lovell; two brothers, William and Douglas Woodard; a sister, Linda Bennett; a step sister, Carolyn Bennett. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. – Mansfield Gazette, 26 July 2018

 

WOODWORTH, Morgan L. - Morgan L. Woodworth, D.C. age 61 died on May 10, 2018 at the Gatehouse in Williamsport, PA. He was the beloved husband of Linda L. (Latimer) Woodworth, D.C . They celebrated 31 years of marriage on November 22, 2017. Morgan was born on April 24, 1957 in Montour Falls, NY. He was the son of Nelson and Anne (Morgan) Woodworth Meehan. Morgan and his wife, Linda, were both chiropractors who owned and operated Woodworth Chiropractic for 28 years in Covington, PA. He was a 17 year member of the Christian Church at Cogan Station. Morgan enjoyed reading the Bible, praising the Lord, playing the harmonica, woodworking and doing home repairs. Morgan dearly loved his patients, friends and relatives. He found it a privilege to pray for them. We are sure the greeting Jesus gave him in Heaven was "well done, good and faithful servant".  He was an honorably discharged army veteran having served in the post Vietnam Era. He was stationed in Landstuhl at the U.S. Army Hospital where he served as a cabinet maker. Morgan is survived by his wife, Linda Woodworth, D.C. of Covington, PA; a brother Larry, sister-in-law, Sheila Woodworth of Hector, NY ; a sister, Nancy Woodworth of Watkins Glen, NY and Lee-Anne Woodworth –a sister-in-law. He was also survived by several nieces and nephews: Emily Bozeat, Paul, sister in law Viola Woodworth, Leah Shaw, Rachel Meyer, Zach Woodworth and Samantha Shaw. Morgan was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Jim Woodworth. A celebration of his life will take place on July 29, 2018 at 12:00 at the Christian Church at Cogan Station in Cogan Station, PA 17728 . Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA has been entrusted with the arrangements. – Mansfield Gazette, 17 May 2018

 

WRIGHT, Donnes J. - Donnes J. Baker, 92, formerly of Rixford, died at Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, on Jan. 24, 2018. She was born on Oct. 1, 1925, in Waynesburg, daughter of Raymond and Bertha Wright. Donnes was wife of Donald F. Baker, who died on May 10, 2015. They were married for 70 years. She was a member of Sawyer Evangelical Church, Bradford, and in recent years attended the United Methodist Church, Wellsboro. She graduated from Otto High School, Duke Center in 1944. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, painting, sewing and needlepoint. Family and friends will cherish her handcrafted gifts from over the years. She was a homemaker and wonderful mother to daughters Ila Felt (Eugene) of Salamanca, N.Y., and Dr. Donna Mettler (Kenneth) of Middlebury Center. She was a loving grandmother of Angela Ellis (Mark), Geneseo, N.Y.; Steven Felt (Kellie), Hamilton, Ga.; and Michael Mettler (Deborah), Birdsboro, and great-grandmother of Timothy and Jeffrey Ellis, Alexandra and Dylan Felt, and Tricia and Joshua Engle. She is also survived by two brothers, Gordon Wright (Vera) and Bob Wright of Moundsville, W.Va., and many nieces and nephews. Visitation was held at Sawyer Evangelical Church, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 27. Her funeral followed at 1 p.m. officiated by the Rev. Brad Preston. Memorials may be made to the church or charity of your choice. - Mansfield Gazette, 1 February 2018

 

WRIGHT, Phyllis Maxine - Phyllis Maxine Ward, of Leona, PA, died peacefully and surrounded by loved ones at the Troy Community Hospital on Tuesday, November 21, 2017; she was 85. Phyllis will always be remembered for her loving nature, zest for life, and good humor. She was a prolific baker and seamstress; renowned for gifting sweet treats and quilts to nearly everyone she met. While raising a family she worked at the woven label plant, then for many years at Huslander's Garage, keeping the town of Troy supplied with cookies while she managed the office. Phyllis enjoyed square dancing, playing softball and especially volleyball; she had the best serve around, playing pick up games with the family into her early 80s. She was an active member of the Leona United Methodist Church, whose congregation she considered an extended family, and enjoyed spending her Thursdays with friends at the Gillett Senior Center. We will miss her spunk, her sharp wit and most of all her hands, the fruits of which will continue providing warmth and comfort for many years to come. Phyllis was born in East Canton, PA on July 5, 1932 to the late Marion (Wilcox) and Mylert Wright. She was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Richard Ward; and siblings Marjorie, Jennie, Philip, Marie, Wayne, Shirley, and Mark. Surviving are her sister Merylene (Harold) DeWalt; special friend Lynn Maynard; loving children John (Vena) Ackley of Orange Park, FL; Kayla (Jack) Ward of Phoenix, AZ; Kathy (Bill) Cole of Troy, PA; Michael (Tammy) Ward of Pine City, NY; Teresa (Tim) Ripley of Hill City, SD; Lourie (Tom) Matthews of Spirit Lake, IA; and Anthony (Amy) Ward of Troy, PA; grandchildren Rob, Travis, David, Michael, Jason, Eddie, Joy, Angie, Kaylene, Andrea, Josh, Alex and Amanda; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and beloved dachshund Lucy. Arrangements will be handled by Buckheit Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Animal Care Sanctuary: 353 Sanctuary Hill Lane, East Smithfield, PA, 18817 or to the Bradford County Humane Society: PO Box 179, Ulster PA 18850. Friends and family are invited to gather at the Leona United Methodist Church for calling hours on Saturday, from 10:00 am until noon. - Mansfield Gazette, 30 November 2017

 

WUNDERLICH, Charles E., PhD. - Charles E. Wunderlich, PhD., age 87, of Mansfield, PA, died on July 2, 2018 at his home. He was born on March 18, 1931 in Philadelphia, PA, a son of Edward and Mabel (Mooney) Wunderlich. Charles was the husband of Francine (Caracciolo) Wunderlich. He graduated with a Bachelor degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, where he also taught violin lessons in the public schools. His Master's and PhD were earned at the University of Michigan. He then moved to Radford, Virginia where he was hired to develop a new orchestra program at Radford University. His passion for music and intense love of teaching led to a long career at Mansfield University, (1964 - 1998), where he had the pleasure of instructing hundreds of music majors as well as non -music majors. He began his career at Mansfield as the conductor of the college orchestra. However, he is most remembered as a Professor of Music History and Literature, where he crafted his art of lecturing with passion, humor, and dedication. His challenging "drop the needle" tests were unforgettable to his students. During his retirement he enjoyed extensive European travel with his family, eventually returning to Straubing, Germany where he was stationed for a short term in the US Army. He settled in the little village of Mitterfels, where he and his wife, Fran, vacationed several times a year making new friends and reconnecting with those from his army service years. In 2014, at the age of 83, Charles and Fran had a timber frame home built on their property in Richmond Township where he spent countless hours mowing and managing his land in order to preserve it for future generations. He completed training in the Forest Stewardship Program and was a charter member of the Tioga County Woodland Owners Association, serving as their treasurer. He is survived by his wife, Francine; three sons, Stephen (Sarah) Wunderlich of Mansfield, PA, Jonathan (Jessica Gaete) Wunderlich of Atlanta, GA, Marshall (Christine) Wunderlich of Pittsburgh, PA; a daughter, Myra (Roy) Wiener of Rochester, NY; six grandchildren, Mason, Aaron, Sarah, Susan, Renee, Clayton; four great grandchildren; a sister, Janet (Tom) Whitefield of Harleysville, PA. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son Marvin Wunderlich. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at the Troy Community Hospital, and most especially Stacy Coons Walsh, NP, for her kindness and professionalism at a very difficult time. They would also like to acknowledge Guthrie Hospice for all that was done to make Charles comfortable during his last weeks. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Tioga County Woodland Owners Association, c/o Marwin Cummings, 73 Redtail Lane, Tioga, PA 16946, to the Center for Private Forests in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State University, 2583 Gateway Drive, Suite 200, State College, PA 16801 or to your favorite conservation charity. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. – Mansfield Gazette, 5 July 2018

 

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YOUNG, Ernest H., III - Ernest H. Young III, age 54, of Wellsboro, PA, died Saturday, March 10, 2018 at his home. He was born October 17, 1963 in Carnegie, PA, a son of Ernest H. Jr. and Alice (Holloren) Young. Ernest was the husband of Mary (Marble) Young and was an electrical contractor and worked at Phillips Bros in Glenmore, PA and Shell Gas Drilling Co. He enjoyed fishing, baseball, and spending time with his numerous nieces and nephews. Ernie was member of the Church of the New Covenant, Quoit Club in Pottstown, and the Friendship Fire Co, Royersford, PA. Ernest is survived by his wife, Mary; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, William (Betty) White of Wellsboro, PA, Shawn (Katelyn) White of Coudersport PA, and Jeremiah (Shannon) Wimbrough of Coudersport, PA; 3 grandchildren, Arianna L. White, Sadie White, Shawn Lewis White, Jr. 4 brothers and a sister-in-law, Lawrence (Bridgett) Young of San Diego, CA, Leonard Young of Royersford, PA, Steven Young of York, PA, Joseph Seifrit of York, PA ; 6 sisters and brothers-in-law, Lorraine (Jim) Bender of Pittsburgh, PA, Laura (Harry) McKelvy of Colonial Heights, VA, Mary Parke of Bowling Green, FL, Sara Barrette of Holt, MO, Iona Partlow of Pottstown, PA, Cassie Seifrit of York, PA,; special nieces, Jessica "Jennie" Bowers, Ariel Bowers, Sierra Bowers and several other nieces and nephews; sister and brothers-in-law, Roger (April) Marble, Wellsboro, PA, Steve (Linda) Marble, Otto, NC, Oliver Marble, Blossburg, PA, Cathy Gotschall, Blossburg, PA, Quincy Root of Sayre, PA, Flo Root of Elmira, NY. He was preceded in death by his parents and a step- sister, Irene Bowers. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow at 4:00 P.M. with The Rev. Janis Yskamp officiating. Contributions may be made to his wife, Mary Young, 13 Pearl St., Apt. 2, Wellsboro, PA 16901, to assist with funeral expenses. – Mansfield Gazette, 15 March 2018

 

YOUNG, Mary - Mary Boyden, age 55, of Wellsboro, PA, died at home, surrounded by her loved ones on Friday, June 30, 2017. She was born November 16, 1961 in Blossburg, PA, a daughter of Andrew and Rita (VanOrder) Young. Mary was employed at TruckLite. She enjoyed going for rides, going to country music concerts, fairs, craft shows, spending time with her grandchildren, and traveling. Mary is survived by a son, Daryl Boyden of Wellsboro, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Brittany and Dan Rouse of Mansfield, PA; 2 brothers, John and Francis Young, both of Wellsboro, PA; 4 sisters and brothers-in-law, Lana and Randy Boyden of Wellsboro, PA, Vicky and Phil Borden of Wellsboro, PA, Susan and Lloyd Morgan of Mansfield, PA, Rebecca Young of Mainesburg, PA; an aunt, Linda Morseman of Wellsboro, PA; 2 grandchildren, Davin Boyden and Daryl Boyden, Jr. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, July 6, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 P.M. at the funeral chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Buckheit Funeral Chapel to assist with expenses. - Mansfield Gazette,  6 July 2017

 

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ZUCHOWSKI, Audrey Diana - Audrey Diana Zuchowski, 17, of Wellsboro, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Audrey was born Nov. 19, 1999, in Bradford, the daughter of Jeffrey R. and Pamela A. Puffer Zuchowski. She recently graduated with the Wellsboro High School class of 2017 and had just started her freshman year at Salem College. Audrey was very musically and artistically talented. She truly enjoyed being a member the Wellsboro High School Chorus, the Dickens Choir, and Women's Ensemble. She also participated in many school musicals. Her kind-hearted nature and love for history led her to volunteer for the Tioga County Historical Society. Audrey took great pride in history and especially art history, as she enjoyed art and history museums including her own collection of vintage clothing. A few of her additional artistic hobbies included playing guitar, painting, and photography. Audrey was the light of her parents' life from the moment she was born. She was smart with a dry wit that belied her age and was often referred to as an ""Old Soul."" She will be remembered for her wonderful sense of style and outgoing personality. Audrey leaves behind her parents; maternal grandparents, Marion and Helen Puffer of Addison, N.Y.; paternal grandparents, Theodore and Joan Zuchowski of Wellsboro; uncles, Lewis (Sharon) Zuchowski of Wellsboro, Chris (Margaret) Puffer of Thurston, N.Y.; Aunt Dianna (Darren) Ollis of Hammondsport, N.Y.; cousins, Hannah, Haley, Heidi and Hayden Zuchowski; Devin and Delaney Ollis; Noah and Zane Puffer; and her two fur babies, Zissou and Potato. Memorial contributions can be made in Audrey's name to, The Trevor Project, 9056 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, Calif. 90069, or by visiting give.thetrevorproject.org.  A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 26, at Tussey Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA. Reverend Canon Hinton will be officiating. There will be two sets of visitation hours prior to the service, one between 9 and 11 a.m., and a second set between noon and 2 p.m., with the funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. To share your fondest photos or memories of Audrey, please send them to her family at zuchowski@ptd.net Local arrangements have been entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd, Wellsboro. - Mansfield Gazette, 24 August 2017

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??, Janice L. - Janice Lorraine Phelps of Elkland died on Friday, December 8, 2017 at her home after a long battle with cancer at the age of 77. Preceded in death by her grandparents, Frank and Myrtle Enderle; mother, Beatrice ‘Daisy’ Davis and infant daughter, Terri Jean Phelps. She is survived by her husband, Harold ‘Joe’ Phelps and his constant companion, Max; son, Joseph Phelps of Elkland; daughters, Tina (David) Pratt and Jules Wood of Rochester; grandchildren, Andrew and Mathew Pratt of Rochester, Kerri Ann (William) Sells and Dominic Phelps of the United Kingdom; great grandchildren, Elaina Rae and Carter James Sells of the United Kingdom. Janice was an avid reader and gardener but her passion was her crafts. She was a woman of many talents and had a multitude of projects going all at once. Many years were spent at the Golden Thimble doing what she loved. Her legacy will live on with the family and friends she gifted with one of her many creations. The family would like to extend our gratitude to all who contributed to Janice’s care during her illness and to the caring and compassionate staff at Susquehanna Hospice in Wellsboro. Janice will be cremated and a service to celebrate her life will be held at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 West Main St. in Elkland on Saturday, December 16th from 1-2. A memorial service will follow at 2:00 pm. Reverend Dorothy Densmore officiating. As an expression of sympathy, please consider making a contribution to Susquehanna Health Home Care & Hospice (Wellsboro). – Mansfield Gazette, 14 December 2017

 

??, Kriket - Kriket "Kay" Ilse Keenum, 70, of Wellsboro, died on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. Kay was pre-deceased by her beloved husband, Everett M. Keenum, on Aug. 3, 2017. Kay was a loving wife and homemaker that took pride in keeping her home a show place and taking care of her husband. During their marriage, they traveled all over the world. One of her favorite countries was Nigeria where she changed the lives of many. Kay is survived by two daughters, Katie Pugh and her husband Don of Lake Charles, LA., Ann Grenier of Mansfield; three sons, Gene Heider of Okla. , Scott Heider of Wellsboro, Eric Heider of Alaska; a step-son, James Keenum and his wife Jana of Oklahoma City, Okla. ; a step-daughter, Keri Lavelle of Camp Verde, Ariz. ; eight grandchildren, Emilee Knapp, Leryn Keenum, Hollie Kenny, Michael Montgomery, Michael Douglas, Carley Heider, Emily Heider, Alexis Hart, and Alexander Tremblay.Friends and family are invited to call on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 7 to 8 p.m., at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. A memorial service will follow at 8 p.m., at the funeral chapel with Barb Eikhart officiating.  - Mansfield Gazette, 21 September 2017

??, LaVarre - Mrs. LaVarre Bickham died quietly at Broad Acres Nursing Facility on November 27, 2017. The family wishes to express a debt of gratitude to the people of Broad Acres for the high personal and professional quality of care that she received during her year there. Mrs. Bickham was born on August 20, 1918 in Manito, IL. Most of her childhood was spent in Crawfordsville, IN, graduating from high school there in 1935. Her family then moved to Portsmouth, Ohio. She met there her husband to be, Howard F. Bickham. They were married in 1939, at the very end of the Great Depression and shortly before World War II. Early on they gave each other nicknames. He was Bick, and she was Sug (as in sugar). Sug and Bick had three children—Stephen Bickham (Nancy) of Wellsboro, PA, Dianne Bach (Jay) of Centerville, OH, and John Bickham (Patricia) of Houston, TX. There are five grandchildren—Jennifer Bickham-Mendez of Williamsburg, VA, David Bickham of Boston, MA, Carl Bach of Centerville, OH, and Rebecca Bickham and Amy Baird of Houston, TX. There is a total of eight grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren. LaVarre was a stay at home wife and mother until the youngest child was well into school age. Then she went back to work. She was employed in a large hospital complex in Dayton, Ohio—St. Elizabeth's. She began as a clerk in the Business Office and was quickly promoted to assistant to the hospital accountant. One of her functions there was to balance the checkbook of the medical center every single day. She finished her career at St. Elizabeth's as the personal secretary of the Administrator ad secretary to the Board of Trustees. In their retirement Sug and Bick traveled all across the country and drove to Alaska before the Alaskan highway was paved. Their annual highlight was a long canoeing, camping, and fishing trip—just the two of them—up the various wilderness rivers of Ontario. They stayed in that wild environment a month or two, depending on the weather. There will be a memorial service for LaVarre at St. Peter's Church in Wellsboro—time to be decided later. The full funeral will be held at a later date at St. Leonard's Catholic Chapel in Dayton, OH. Donations in LaVarre's name may be made to Samaritan House or Friends of the Green Free Library. In August of 2018 LaVarre Bickham would have been 100 years of age. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 

??, Roberts A. - Roberta A. Nelcoski, age 73, of Mansfield, previously of Arnot, died on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at her home.  In keeping with Roberta’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, 21 September 2017

??, Sandra O. - Sandra O. Ellis, age 57, of Tioga, PA, died on July 29, 2017. Services will be held 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, 3 August 2017


                                                                       
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