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Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.  All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries.
This page will include obituaries for military personnel who served during World War Two. Many obituaries are already included on the site in the Obituaries by Cemetery section of the site on the various individual cemetery pages. This is for obituaries of people who had some connection to this three county area such as born her, lived here, spouse from here. Those buried in a known local cemetery will continue to be included on the appropriate Obituary by Cemetery pages. As with all obituary pages on this site, women will be in order using their surname at birth rather than a married alias . 

ALBRECHT - Eugene A. Albrecht, 90, of Jupiter, Fla. died
on March 10, 2010 at Hospice of the Palm Beaches. A former resident of Rock Hill, N.Y. and Juno Beach, Fla. He was born to Pauline and Herman Albrecht in Monticello, N.Y. in 1919. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Jean Clark Albrecht, formerly of South Waverly; children Eugene “Ben” Albrecht and spouse Linda of Jupiter, Martin Albrecht and spouse Stacey of Hobe Sound, daughter Lauren Pfeister and spouse George III of Rock Hill, N.Y.; grandchildren Benton and John Albrecht of Jupiter, Emily Rose and Alex of Hope Sound, Fla. and many nieces and nephews; sister-in-law Ione Albrecht. He was a graduate of Monticello High School and Alfred University in 1941. He joined the Air Force and served in the 58th Bomb Wing, 677 Squadron, serving in China, Burma, India Theater (CBI). He received an honorable discharge and returned to Monticello, N.Y. to run the Victoria Hotel, which was the family business for more than 70 years. He was a member of the Hall-Bryan VFW Post 10132 in Hobe Sound and the Rood Williams American Legion Post 271, in Jupiter. Until his passing, he was the oldest member of the Monticello Fire Department in Monticello, N.Y. He was also a member of the First Church of Monticello Presbyterian and attended the Community Presbyterian Church of Hobe Sound. A memorial service will be held at the Hobe Sound Presbyterian Church on May 15, 2010 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Chip Falcone. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Palm Beach, Hope Sound Presbyterian Church and First Church of Monticello. - Sayre Morning Times, April.1.2010

ALTIERI Clement - Clement Altieri, 97, of 18 William St., South Waverly, Pa., died
Saturday evening May 22, 2010 at his home. Born Dec. 23, 1912, in Sassinoro, Italy, he was the son of the late Joseph Altieri and Arcangela Piccucci Altieri. Clement was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. On Jan. 6, 1949, he married the former Anna Santucci at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in South Waverly, Pa. Clement was employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad in Sayre for 40 years having worked in the steel yard. He was a member of the former St. John the Evangelist Church, South Waverly, Lodge Roma Madre No. 1342 Order Sons of Italy, Sayre and its lifetimers club. Clement enjoyed carpentry work and gardening. Surviving are: his wife of 61 years, Anna, at home; his daughter, Angela M. Green of Sayre; his son, Joseph M. Altieri and his wife, Patricia of Sayre; four grandsons, Corey Green and his wife, Laura of Maryland, Joey Altieri of Corning, N.Y., Gregg Alteri and his wife, Kati of Pittsburgh, Pa., Matthew Altieri who is a student at Penn State University, State College, Pa.; two great-grandchildren, Megan and Adam Green; Several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his sisters and his brothers-in-law, Margaret and Rocco Appolonio, Sarah and Anthony Alteri; and his brother and sister-in-law, Claude and Phyllis Altieri. A prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 29, at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at Blessed Trinity Parish, Chemung Street, Waverly, N.Y. with the Rev. Vincent Langan as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. James Cemetery, Waverly, N.Y. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the St. Anthony Fund of Lodge Roma Madre, Order Sons of Italy, No. 1342, 301 Desmond St., Sayre, PA 18840 in Clement Altieri's memory. – Towanda Daily Review, May 25, 2010

BARDEN - George O. Barden died
Friday, Jan. 22, 2010. He was born June 7, 1919 in Barton, N.Y., the son of J. Arthur Barden and Elizabeth Barden. He served in the Army from 1942 to 1945 as a medic and then on ship as a cook. After the service he worked for Creighton Grocery in Barton until taking over the business in 1962. He sold the store in 1982. He worked for the United States Post office for a total of 43 years as a mail carrier, clerk and then postmaster, retiring in 1985. He was a member of the St. James Church, Barton Community Club (past president, honorary trustee), postmasters union. Service awards include: American Theater Service medal; European African Service Medal; Asiatic Pacific Medal; Philipine Liberation Medal; Bronze Star; Good Conduct Medal; and Victory Medal. He was predeceased by his wife of 45 years, Marian Barden; son Jim Barden; step son Cliff Harrower; and son-in-law Dick Walmsley. He is survived by daughters Phyllis (Lee) Surber, Connie (Harry) Streck, and daughter-in-law Alice Middaugh; brother Fred (Virginia) Barden; sisters Catherine Barden and Dorothy Ridley; seven grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; 13 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Dr. Ronald Kahn; Dr. Keith Nichols and staff; Johanna Moore, spiritual provider; Tioga County nurses and aides, especially Lorie and Ruth; granddaughters Penny Sindoni for daily care giving and Candy Likins. The family will visit with friends and family on Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. with the Rosary being said at 8:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, Waverly and 10 a.m. at St. James Church. Memorials can be sent to the Jim Barden Memorial Fund at Tioga Central High School. -Sayre Morning Times, Feb. 4, 2010

BURKE Paul Joseph
on Saturday, January 16, 2010 at his home in McLean, VA. Beloved husband of 60 years to Nancy Walsh Burke; loving father of Nancy C. Burke, Madeleine J. Drummond (Thomas), Janice E. Burke, Joseph A. Burke (Isabel), Catherine A. Burke, Patrick D. Burke (Patti), Paul J. Burke (Gretchen) and Matthew C. Burke (Stacey); adored grandfather to Bruce and Andrew Drummond, Justin and Joseph Burke, Greg Edge, Timothy, Kelly and John Paul Burke and Emma, Claire and Mary Burke. He is also survived by his dear sister, Elizabeth B. Kelly and many nieces and nephews. Born October 20, 1918 in Dansville, NY to Dr. John Henry Burke and Elizabeth Heckman Burke. Mr. Burke was predeceased by his parents, and his brothers Charles, John, James and William Burke. Mr. Burke earned his BA and LLB degrees from Cornell University in 1942. Called into active duty with the U.S. Army in 1942, he served in various regions of the Pacific during WWII, where he was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action and the Purple Heart for injuries received in battle. By the end of his service, he had earned the rank of Major. He had a private law practice in Elmira, NY, and lived with his family in Horseheads, NY for several years. In 1961, he moved to McLean, VA and worked as an attorney for the federal government with the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, Price Commission, SESA, and as legal advisor to the Census Bureau, until his retirement in 1983. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. John the Beloved Linway Terrace McLean, VA on Thursday, January 21 at 10:30 a.m. Interment in Arlington National Cemetery will be held on March 3, 2010.

Age 93, of Appleridge at Bethany Village and formerly a longtime resident of 23 Hilltop Road, Port Washington, NY, died
Friday, February 26, 2010. Lou was born Sept. 16, 1916 in NYC, NY, the son of the late Octave Louis Chollet and Leonie Condou Darracq. He was predeceased by his wife, Sylvia S. Chollet in 2008. His surviving family includes his sons, Gary (Bonnie) Chollet of Elmira, NY, Ray (Barb Wright) Chollet of Lincoln, NE; daughter-in-law, Sue Chollet of Peterborough, NH; grandchildren, Chris Chollet, Becky Chollet, Michelle (Marc) Spar, Danielle (Jack Unrue) Chollet, Marc Chollet, Derek (Heather Hostetter) Chollet, Cadi (Mike) Thyne, Porter Chollet, Eric Wright; great-grandchildren, Morgan Spar, Lucas Chollet Hostetter, Sam, Jack and Annie Thyne. In addition to his wife and parents, Lou was also predeceased by his oldest son, Richard Chollet; sister, Henriette Louise Clementine Gionciotta; half brothers, George and Robert Condou Darracq. He was the owner and operator of Greenfields, a long established luncheonette in Port Washington, NY. After his retirement he also ran several food service establishments including NY Tech and Friends Academy on Long Island. He was a merchant Marine and veteran of WWII. Family and friends are invited to attend a service in celebration of his life on Sat. March 6, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. in Appleridge at Bethany Village, 3005 Watkins Road, Horseheads, NY. Family and friends are further invited to attend a time of fellowship at Appleridge immediately following his service. Those wishing may remember Lou with memorials to Southern Tier Hospice Inc., 11751 So. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830; or The Fresh Air Fund, 633 Third Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10017, (800) 367-0003 or - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.2.2010

COLEMAN - Frederick Arno Coleman, 89, of LeRaysville RR 1 (Pike Township) died
Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, at Meadowview Senior Living Center, Montrose, Pa. Arno, as he was called by many family members and friends, was born Nov. 23, 1920, on the family farm in Pike Township, to James and Mary Owen Coleman. He graduated from LeRaysville High School in 1938. While in high school he played basketball, helping his team win a league championship one year, and was involved in other activities including orchestra, soccer and FFA. He was salutatorian of his class. He later graduated from Penn State with a degree in agricultural economics and rural sociology. After college, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served his country during World War II. He was a radar man aboard Yard Mine Sweeper 111, spending time in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans until the small ship was badly damaged in a storm. After his time in the Navy, Arno worked for the Veterans Administration, teaching agriculture to returning Bradford County-area veterans. In the meantime, he began selling insurance on the side for the Farm Bureau Mutual company. Eventually, he switched jobs and went to work full time for Farm Bureau, which later became Nationwide. Arno went on to spend 52 years with Nationwide, working from a small office with gingerbread trim, a former barber shop, along Main Street, LeRaysville. In early years, he spent many a night visiting clients in their homes to explain policies to them. He believed in treating customers right and enjoyed meeting and serving many people in both his insurance and VA careers. While traveling local roads with his family in later years he often would remark about having known people in those areas through one of those professions. On Aug. 27, 1952, he married his long-time sweetheart, Loretta Briggs, in State College, Pa. In earlier years, Arno was active in many Masonic organizations, including LeRay Lodge No. 471 (past master), the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Towanda No. 067, Williamsport Consistory, Union Royal Arch Chapter No. 161 (past high priest), Northern Commandery No. 16 Knights Templar (past commander) and Irem Shrine. In 2009, he received a 60-year membership pin from LeRay Lodge. Until health problems of his own and in the family prevented him, Arno attended Neath Welsh Congregational Church, in earlier years serving as church clerk and being involved with the Bible study. He was a member of VFW Post 6824, Rome. Arno lived most of his life in the house where he was born. Over the years, he enjoyed lawn and garden work; golfing; shopping and eating out with family; spending time with his brother, the late William Coleman; Penn State football; and his pets. He was devoted to faith, his country, and his home and family. Arno is survived by his wife, Loretta Briggs Coleman, of LeRaysville; his daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Ken Sharer of Stevens Township, Pa.; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Betty Mallow, formerly of Wellsboro, Pa., and now of the Sherwood Personal Care Home, in Canton, Pa., Harriett and Cart Roof of Standing Stone, Pa., and Steve and Florence Webb of Advance, N.C.; his nieces and nephews, Gene and Pam Beers, Cynthia and Jeff Aeppli, Dan and Barb Webb, Diane Webb, and Darlene and Steve Cary, and their families; and cousins. Arno was predeceased by his son, Jimmy; parents, James and Mary Coleman; brother and sister-in-law, William and Thelma Coleman; a brother-in-law, Golden Mallow; and an infant daughter, Mary. Masonic Services will be at 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday at the church. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the church. Services will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Neath Welsh Congregational Church, Neath, Pa. Instead of flowers: memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association - Southern Tier, 1406 Monroe Street, Endicott, NY 13760 or to the Neath Welsh Congregational Church, c/o Carl Russell, RR1 Box 41, LeRaysville, PA 18829. Services have been entrusted to the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., 74 Church Street, Montrose, Pa. 18801. - Towanda Daily Review, Mar.1.2010

COSGROVE Charles L. "Les"
Age 91 of Millport, NY died
on Tuesday May 18, 2010 at home surrounded by his loving family. Charles was born in Corning, NY on March 9, 1919 the son of the late Charles Lester and Lena May Nichols Cosgrove. Mr. Cosgrove was a graduate of Corning Northside High School in 1937 and The Franklin Institute. He was a veteran of WW II serving his country with The US Army and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. Les was a Disabled Veteran, Prisoner of War, and was awarded a Purple Heart and The Bronze Star. Les was a retired salesman for F.M. Howell Company in Elmira, NY and worked at The Chemung County Landfill for 20 years. Mr. Cosgrove was a life-long member of The Boy Scouts of America and his scouting achievements included becoming an Eagle Scout, a Scout Master, District Commissioner, and was appointed to the Board of Directors. He received the Vigil Honor of The Order of The Arrow, Scout Master Key of Wood Badge, and The Silver Beaver Award. He was also a Little League and Small Fry Coach. Les was pre-deceased by his first wife Catherine in 1972 and by his son Charles in 1992. He was also pre-deceased by his brothers and sisters Marian, Roland, Harold, Lucille, and Robert. Les was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Horseheads, NY. Mr. Cosgrove is survived by his former wife Gretchen; sons: Christopher Cosgrove of Odessa, NY, Dave & Shelly Kamakawiwoole of Tyrone, NY; daughters: Greta Schwendler of Victor, NY and Jenny Kraus of Millport, NY; grandchildren: Stacey Searles, Amber Cosgrove, Theresa Cosgrove, Oliver Christian Cosgrove, Maia and Maulena Kamakawiwoole; sister and brothers: Dorothy Morse, Bernard Cosgrove, and Gary Cosgrove; several nieces, nephews, cousins, great grandchildren, and a host of caring friends. Our family's many thanks to Liz Fraboni and the rest of the VA Personnel, Hospice, Lottie and Gert of Family Services, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Thursday May 20, 2010 from 5-7 PM. Mr. Cosgrove's Funeral Services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 1060 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Friday May 21, 2010 at 10 AM. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira, NY where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Cosgrove. The Family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mr. Cosgrove through memorials to The Boy Scouts of America Five Rivers Council 244 West Water Street Elmira, NY 14901 or The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 1060 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY 14845. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 19, 2010

CROUSE - Howard E. Crouse of Sayre, Pa. and Three Mile Bay, N.Y. died
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at ElderWood Healthcare in Waverly, N.Y. at the age of 91. Howard was born in Cape Vincent, N.Y. on Nov. 11, 1918 to Roy and Katherine Robbins Crouse. He graduated from Dexter High School in Dexter, N.Y. He was employed by New York Air Brake, Watertown, N.Y. until 1962 when relocated to Athens, Pa. where he was employed by Ingersoll Rand in Athens. During his employment at IR he worked as the foreman of the heat treat plant. Howard was a decorated combat veteran. He served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. As a Crew Chief on PBY Catalina Flying Boats in VPB 25, he spent almost two years conducting black cat operations predominately behind enemy lines and participated in the liberation of the Philippine Islands. His awards include; the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal (two awards), Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, and the Victory Ribbon. In 1947, he married Mildred DeCarlo in Watertown. He is survived by his wife, Mildred; children sons Michael of Elmira, Philip (Fran) of Athens and daughter Paula (John) McNeil of Athens; his grandchildren: Todd (Kari), Patrick, Ryan Crouse, Kristin (Charles) Kennedy, Jamie and Scott McNeil, and Katherine and Joe Crouse, and four great-grandsons. Also surviving him is one niece Doris Dingman of Cape Vincent, N.Y. He is predeceased by his sisters, Doris Crouse and Ona Allen. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 0583 in Dexter, NY and VFW Post 1536 Sayre. Howard enjoyed summers at Point Peninsula on Lake Ontario. At the request of the family there will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at a later date. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations can be made in Howard’s memory to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Blauvelt Funeral Home 625 Broad St., Waverly. - Sayre Morning Times, April.1.2010

DIEKMANN - Lorraine Stanley, 95, died Thursday at her daughters' residence in Allentown, N.J. Born in Canton, Ohio, she also resided in Florida and South Carolina, and lived in the greater Baltimore area for most of her life. She split her time over the past 8 years between her daughters' homes in Allentown, N.J. and Dushore, Pa. Mrs. Stanley was a retired Registered Nurse. She was a 1936 graduate of Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and was a U.S. Army nurse in World War II, serving in the 108th General Hospital Corps in Europe, where she met and married her late husband, Thomas Stanley, in France. She was a great believer in volunteer work and always helped out wherever and whenever she could. She was an avid knitter, making children's caps and other clothes, most of which she gave away. Daughter of the late Ernest and Blanche Diekmann, sister of the late Hylbern Diekmann, Janet Harris and Richard Diekmann, and wife of the late Thomas Stanley, she is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Susan and Wallace Noonan of Allentown, N.J. and Janet Stanley of Dushore, Pa.; her grandchildren, Christopher Noonan, David Graves and Matthew Noonan; her great-grandchildren Ashton, Zachary and Ella Jane Noonan; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at Kingston & Kemp Funeral Home, 260 White Horse Ave., Hamilton, NJ 08610.  Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Stanleys' memory to Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Dr., Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053. - Towanda Daily Review, Mar.21.2010

DOWSE George Robert
96, of Main Street, Spencer, NY, died
May 25, 2010 due to complications from a stroke. He is survived by his six children: Henry and Judy Dowse of American Fork, Utah and children, Julie Cornwell (Alan), Cristy Hardie (Wade), Amy Crosland (Troy) and Richard Dowse (Catherine); Jean Schanbacher of Van Etten, NY and children, Barbara, Gail Sgrecci (Dana), Kim James (Newton) and James Schanbacher; Edith and Richard Cowles of Plattsburgh, NY and children, Steven, Scott and Kristin; George Jr. and Pam Dowse of Baldwinsville, NY and children, Nicole Dowd (Greg) and Kenneth; Linda and Jack Mandeville of Endicott, NY and children, Joseph, Melissa and Natalie Usack, and Zach and Steven Mandeville; Charles and Jill Dowse of Columbia, SC and children, Chase, Skyler and Taylor; 20 great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth Smith (105) of Bradenton, FL; brother, Henry Dowse (98) of Rockland, MA; and numerous nieces and nephews who all loved him dearly. He is predeceased by his wife, Hazel; siblings, Edwin, Charles, Edith and Tillie; and great-granddaughter, Holli Eysoldt. George grew up on Long Island and, as a young man, played and worked at the tennis complex in Forest Hills, which hosted the US Open Tournament at that time. Tennis continued to be a great passion in his life, and up into his 60s he could still beat most of the others on the courts. Later, during WWII, he worked at Grumman Aircraft and then began his career as a meat cutter, which he continued until his retirement in 1976 after 32 years with A&P. He met the love of his life, Hazel Becker, and several years after their marriage in 1941, moved to Halsey Valley. Three years later, he moved the family to Spencer, where he has lived since 1951. He was a member and past Master of Spencer Masonic Lodge #290, Patron of the Spencer OES #549 many years, served on the Spencer Central School Board of Education for two terms, was elected to the Spencer Village Board, served as elder of the Spencer Presbyterian Church, and was a committee member on the Boy Scout Council. George was a handyman who remodeled three homes and was successful at whatever he did. In fact, when he and his oldest son took on the project of repainting their four-story home on Main Street, most of the community looked upon the scene with awe (and grins), watching him as he built ad-hoc scaffoldings and then stood on his tip toes to reach the highest peaks. He was respected by all for his honesty, loyalty and truly kind spirit. He always did what was right and expected the same of his family. He is remembered as a soft-spoken gentleman who was loved, respected and admired by all of his children and grandchildren, and he will be dearly missed. Calling hours will be held June 26th, 2010, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at 63 Main Street, Spencer, NY. A memorial service in celebration of his life will follow at 3 p.m. at Christ the King Presbyterian Church, Spencer. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery will be immediately following the service. Memorials in George's memory may be made to the S-VE Food Cupboard, PO Box 321, Spencer, NY 14883 or to Christ the King Presbyterian Church, PO Box 367, Spencer, NY 14883. . – Elmira Star Gazette, June 9, 2010

DUFTON Donald F.
Age 87, died
Tuesday, February 16th, 2010, at the St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born in Delaware County, NY on June 15, 1922. He moved to Horseheads, NY when his family was on the path of adventure. Don worked many years for the Dairymen's League, Rotary Gas Co., Sullivan Brothers and lastly, Queen's Farms in Deposit, NY, from where he retired. He also served in the United States Army during World War II. Last October 2009, he and his surviving wife, the former Shirley Turner, celebrated their 65th Anniversary. His three daughters were the pride of his life, Judy Palmer of Lancaster, PA., Donna Van de Bogart of Cortland, NY, and Mary Ann (John) Halstead of Horseheads, NY. His seven grandchildren were Papa's pride and joy: granddaughters, Kimberly Palmer of Lancaster, PA, Amanda Halstead of Horseheads, NY; grandsons, Todd (Lori) Palmer of Phoenixville, PA, Grant Palmer of Mill Valley, CA, Ryan Donald Riese of Cortland, NY, Nicholas Riese of Round Hill, VA, and Adam Halstead of Jacksonville, FL. He also had four great-grandchildren, Tucker, Dagny, Dylan and Kipp Palmer. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Saturday, February 20th, 2010, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services celebrating the life of Don will take place following the calling hours at 7:00 p.m. The Reverend Scott Wolf will officiate. Interment will be at a time convenient with the family. Don's outgoing personality surely rewarded him with the very joyous life he lived. He was always such a happy-go-lucky man. No one was ever surprised to get a tap on the shoulder all because he wanted to say "Hello" and have a short "pass the time of day visit." His quick wit and ready smile blessed him with a host of caring friends. He loved his backyard and his many birds and squirrels that he kept well-fed, always hoping someone would stop by for a lemonade and a little chat. His little house was his fort. He was always saying "Nothing could be better than this." And he truly meant it. He was predeceased by his parents, Gideon and Mary Dufton; grandson, Al E. Riese; and sons-in-law, Kipp Palmer and David Van de Bogart. Those wishing may make memorials in Don's name to the Horseheads Volunteer Fire Department, Horseheads, NY. - Elmira Star Gazette, Feb. 18, 2010

EBNER Rudolph M.
Age 86, of Rock Stream, NY, died
on March 22, 2010. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mildred; three daughters, Barbara Diedrichs of Burdett, Jean Carey of Interlaken, and Patricia Ebner of California; brother-in-law, Robert (wife Pat) Smith of Florida; three grandchildren, Karoline, Michael, and Rudy; and three great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., on Sunday, March 28, 2010, from 2-4:30 p.m.; a funeral service will immediately follow at 4:30 p.m., Rev. Derek VandeSlunt officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be held Monday at Bath National Cemetery in Bath at 2:00 p.m. Rudy was born on 23rd Street in Manhattan, NY on September 13, 1923. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1942 at the age of 19, and served four years during WWII in the Asiatic and Pacific Theaters. Rudy worked as a plumber and contractor in Long Island and later Rock Stream. He loved gardening, growing magnificent vegetable gardens and flowers, and growing trees in the old coffee cans to give away as gifts. He will be missed especially by his loving wife, whom he loved dearly. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.25.2010

Age 91, died
in Brandon, FL on May 19, 2010. George was born on March 23, 1919 in Cleveland, OH, a child of immigrant Russian parents. He grew up in Columbus, OH, where he met his future wife, Norma Cropp, who was attending Ohio State University. After their marriage, George joined the US Army and was a participant in the allied forces push into Italy in World War II. After being honorably discharged, George and Norma settled in Elmira, NY where, for the next fifty years, they owned and operated their family business, The Cameo Shop. George was an active member of many Elmira civic organizations, and was also a longtime member of Congregation B'nai Israel. He is survived by his three children, Susan Feinstein Dublin (Douglas) of Elmira, William Feinstein (Nancy) of Hammondsport, NY and Deborah Feinstein Saavedra (Joseph) of Brandon, FL; grandchildren, Anthony Carozzoni (Susan) of Elmira, Dr. James Feinstein (Amy) of Philadelphia, PA, Bryan Feinstein of Jackson Hole, WY, Daniel Saavedra of Napa Valley, CA, Elissa Saavedra of Shalimar, FL; and great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Joseph, Ally Rose and Jack Carozzoni of Elmira. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your local hospice organization. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 21, 2010

Age 91, of Sebring, FL died Friday May 21, 2010. He is survived by his wife Evelyn D. Hallenbeck at home in Sebring, FL; 2 sons, Paul (Sally) Hallenbeck of Rhinebeck, NY, and Roy (Lorraine) Hallenbeck of Watkins Glen; a sister Laura (Amos) Hammond of Penn Yan; 4 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren. Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. Friday (May 28) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee; where a funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Robert J. Stuart officiating. Burial will follow in Tyrone Union Cemetery, Tyrone, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to Monterey Baptist Church, 911 County Road 16, Beaver Dams, NY 14812. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 26, 2010

HOLLERAN - John L. Holleran, age 85, of Tioga, PA, died Thursday, April 1, 2010 at the Bath VA Hospital, Bath, NY. John was born December 9, 1924 in Tioga, PA, a son of George and Hilda (Leslie) Holleran. He was the husband of Donna (Miller) Holleran. John was a U.S. Navy Veteran and a member of the Tioga Legion.  John is survived by his wife, Donna; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dempsy and Diane Holleran of Newport, PA, Mike and Cheryl Miller of LeNore, NC; two daughters and sons-in-law, Penny and Jeff Engelbrecht of Burlington, CO, Sally and Jeff Harr of East Freedom, PA; a sister and brother-in-law, June and Roy McGregor, of NV; three grandchildren, Aaron Moore, Stephanie Waters, Shanna Ranck. He was predeceased by a son, Mike Holleran in 2006.  In keeping with Johns wishes, there will be no services. Burial will be in Bath VA Cemetery, Bath, NY. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.  Funeral home obituary

HORTON - Col. Clarence Earl Horton, USAF (Ret.) crossed over the Great Divide and Entered Pilots Heaven on of Feb. 18, 2010, Col. Clarence Earl “Sam” Horton, U.S. Air Force (Ret.) of Charleston, South Carolina. The relatives and friends are invited to attend his memorial service at J. Henry Stuhr Inc., West Ashley Chapel on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends at Stuhr’s West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnell Pkwy., Wednesday afternoon from 1 p.m. until time of service. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery with Full Military Honors on Friday, March 26, 2010 at 9 a.m.  Mr. Horton was born on March 16, 1925 in Sheshequin Township, Pa., son of Micah and Aletha Forbes Horton. Sam entered the Army Air Corps on June 9, 1943 and was commissioned 2nd Lt. Pilot on Aug. 4, 1944. In World War II Sam “Flew The Hump” in C-46’s, served from the start of the Korean War until the late 1952 where he also flew C-46’s,1958 Air Reserve Technician. In 1980 Mr. Horton retired from his military career flying C-141’s from McGuire AFB, New Jersey and Charleston AFB, South Carolina. He was a lifetime member of the Air Force Association and Reserve Officers Association, a member of the Military Officers of America Association and Pilot Classes of WWII Association.  Surviving are his ex-wife, Jane Boshwit Neidenthal; a daughter, Pamela Jane Horton of Beaufort, S.C.; two sons, John Horton of Ravenel, S.C. and Joe Brew of Newark, N.Y.; and several loving nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please send a generous donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105. - Sayre Morning Times, Feb.20.2010

HOWE George E.
Age 89, of Pine Valley, died
Wed. May 12, 2010 at Elcor Health Service Center. George was born Sept. 6, 1921 in Batavia, NY, the son to the late Ethan H. and Minnie C. (Lutz) Howe. He was predeceased by his wife and high school sweetheart, Doris (Golden) Howe on February 14, 2003. His surviving family includes his daughters and sons, Darla and Lee Davenport of Fort Meyers, FL, Kathy and the Rev. Larry Scouten of Wellsburg, NY, Randy Howe of Pine Valley, NY, Kevin and Robin Howe of Elmira Heights, NY; grandchildren, Keith Hayes and Kimberly (Patmon) Malcom, Kirk Scouten, Joel (Flor) Scouten, Sarah and Hannah Scouten, Steven, Brian, Jennifer and Stephanie Pickering; several great-grandchildren; brother, Frank (Barbara) Howe of Keuka Lake, NY; sister, Esther Hall of Florida, Dorothy Goodrich of DeRuyter, NY; many nieces, nephews and friends. George was a veteran of WWII serving in the US Army. He retired from Bendix in Elmira Heights as a machine operator for over 30 years. He later retired from Horseheads Central School District as a bus driver for over 37 years. George was also a Boy Scout Leader in Pine Valley through the 1960's. Outside of the love for his family and being a devoted husband, father and grandfather, George also had a green thumb when it came to growing his many flowers. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main Street, Horseheads on Monday, May 17, 2010, from 4-7:00 p.m. His service will follow there at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 7:00 p.m. with his son-in-law, the Rev. Larry Scouten officiating. His graveside interment will take place privately at his family's convenience. In addition to flowers, those wishing might also consider memorials to the Wellsburg Baptist Church, PO Box 10, Wellsburg, NY 14984 or Millport Fire Department, 2016 Crescent St., Millport, NY 14864. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 14, 2010

JOYCE Francis - Francis R. Joyce, 89, of Chemung, New York passed on peacefully on May 26, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital just after the stroke of midnight, surrounded by his youngest and oldest daughters. Fran was born October 20, 1920 in Oswego, New York to the late John Joyce and Elsie Wolfe Joyce. He attended St. Mary’s Catholic Elementary School and graduated from Oswego High School in Oswego, New York where he participated in varsity boxing and football. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the New York National Guard where he was assigned to Co. D – 108 th Infantry – 27 th Division. He was one of the two remaining members of Company D when he died
. Fran was first stationed in Hawaii and was sent to Officers Candidate School and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. After receiving his commission he served in England until the invasion of Normandy where he came ashore at Utah Beach and served in the European Theatre until the end of the war. He was discharged as a First Lieutenant with honors, returned home, and enrolled in Oswego State Teacher’s College under the G.I. Bill. He majored in Industrial Arts and graduated in 1949. Upon graduation he married his high school sweetheart, Norma I. Barker, of Fulton, New York on June 11, 1947 at St. Mary’s Church in Oswego. Fran taught industrial arts and drafting in Durham, North Carolina, Suitland, Maryland, and also held a position with the Department of Defense as a cartographic drafter in Washington, D.C. From there he moved to Elmira, New York to teach mathematics at the Elmira Correctional Facility. He left Elmira, and took a position at Waverly High School Elm Street where he taught drafting and served as the assistant principal under Mr. Clark Gage for 14 years. In 1968, the family moved to Candor, New York where Fran was hired as the principal of Candor High School. He retired in 1977 and returned to his 100 acre parcel in Chemung where he built his dream house, a log home, affectionately called "Mt. Therapy," where he resided the remainder of his life.  Fran was predeceased by his parents, and two brothers, John and Thomas Joyce. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Norma; daughter Kimberly Joyce of Brockport; son Patrick Joyce and wife Barbara of Webster; son Mark Joyce and wife Leigh of Dryden; son Sean Joyce and wife Kathy of Chemung; daughter Maureen Joyce of Rochester; granddaughters Doria and Anni Joyce-Rocchio (Kimberly); granddaughter Darcy Joyce and grandson Thomas Joyce (Sean); and granddaughters Devin and Ainsley Joyce and grandsons Liam and Duran Joyce (Mark). Also, his sisters-in-law, Jane Joyce of Rockville, Maryland and Mildred Shear of Fulton, New York. Nieces and nephews John Owen Joyce, M.D. of Virginia; Virginia Ann Howard of California; Mary Susan Ridings of Virginia; John David Joyce of Virginia; and Jacqueline Crumm of Maryland. Fran enjoyed teaching,woodworking, building, stamp and antique collecting, hunting, storytelling, reading, watching football, and spending time with his friends and family. He was an animal lover and enjoyed his pets. He was always willing to help those in need and was a very generous man. Memorial donations or remembrances may be made to Stray Haven in Barton, New York (Fran’s favorite charity). A time for gathering with family and friends will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 28, 2010 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. The celebration of Francis's Life will be held Saturday, May 29, 2010, 12:00 p.m. at St. James Church Blessed Trinity Parish, Waverly, New York. – Sayre Morning Times, May 27, 2010

KAISER Harold P. "Hal"
Age 86, of MT. Zoar Street, Elmira, died at home on Saturday May 29, 2010. Hal was born on October 29, 1923 in Greenville, New York, the son of the late Frederick and Helen (Hofman) Kaiser. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Sharon (Ditmars) Kaiser; children, Gary (Iliana) Kaiser of St.Louis, MO, Jeff Kaiser (Cathy Hanna) of Orlando, FL, and Lori Kaiser of Sanford, FL; grandchildren, Brian Kaiser, Brett Kaiser, Dr. Jessica (David) Kaiser-Mendelsohn, and Erika (Paul) Kaiser-Falkner; sister Mildred (Kaiser) Spinner; several nieces and nephews, special friends and caregivers Mary Finch, Joyce Clark, and Diane Carl; and his little buddy Gipper. Hal was predeceased by his brother Fred Kaiser and sister Helen (Kaiser) Thomson. He was a graduate of Ithaca College, and was a career life insurance agent with the Prudential and Principal life insurance companies. Hal served his country during WWII in the United States Marine Corps on Okinawa. While in service, he was a light heavyweight champion boxer. He was a skilled craftsman, woodworker, and mechanic. Hal was an aircraft owner and pilot, flying many hours with Sharon, also a pilot. In the 1960's and 70's he was a jump pilot for local skydiving clubs. Hal loved hunting whitetail deer, sharing many hunting seasons with his hunting companion, Sharon. Memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning NY 14830. Family and Friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport on Wednesday June 2, 2010 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, a Memorial Service will follow the calling hours, his sister in-law, Shirley Akey will be the eulogist. Interment will be in the Grove Cemetery, Trumansburg, New York, with military honors. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 31, 2010

LEACH Richard
Richard Leach, age 88, of Elmira, NY, died on Monday, May 10, 2010 in St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and have been entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA 16933. – Elmira Star Gazette,
May 11, 2010

Richard Leach, age 88, of Millerton, PA, died on Monday, May 10, 2010 in St. Josephs Hospital, Elmira, NY. He was born February 8, 1922 in Manchester, England, a son of Richard and Helena (Kelly) Leach. He was married to the late Mary M. (Jackson) Leach who died in 1971. Richard retired from Penn Fruit Co. in Philadelphia as a meat cutter. He was in the Royal Marines during WWII and a member of the Shriners. Richard is survived by two daughters, Helena Dimaio of Millerton, PA, Elizabeth Irwin of King of Prussia, PA; two brothers, John Leach of England, and Eric Leach of Canada. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary M. Leach. A graveside service will be held at Glenwood Memorial Cemetery, Broomall, PA on Monday, May 24, 2010 at 11:00 AM. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA 16933 is assisting the family.

LONG Edwin W.
Mr. Edwin Walter Long, Sr., of Hartwell, GA, died January 13, 2010 at Hartwell Healthcare Center. Born September 2, 1928 in Scranton, PA he was the son of the late Edwin Walter Long and Mary Finan Long Baker. He was retired from Westinghouse Electric Corp. with 34 years of service. He was of the Catholic Faith and was a member of the Hartwell Golf Club. Mr. Long was a U.S. Army World War II Veteran serving in Europe and the Korean War. He is survived by wife, Celia Palmatier Long of the home, sons, Edwin Long Jr. and his wife LouAnn of Monticello, FL, Patrick Long of Naples, FL, Richard Long and his wife Joni of Naples, FL, daughter Kathleen Alden and her husband Rob of Woodstock, GA, step-son, Timothy Bartlett of Erin, NY; eight grandchildren Jeremy Long, Garrett Long, Ryan Long, Justine Long, Robbie Alden, Victoria Alden, Lindsay Bartlett and Jordan Bartlett also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father, Percy J. Baker, first wife, Irene Slocum Long, sister Gloria Wilson and step-son Michael Bartlett. Memorial services were held on Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from the Hartwell First United Methodist Church. Dr. R. Allen Stewart and Father Walter Foley officiated. The family received friends after the service. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association , 1925 Century Blvd., Suite 10, Atlanta, Ga. 30345-3315. Strickland Funeral Home-Hartwell Chapel was in charge of all arrangements.- Elmira Star Gazette, Feb.16.2010

LYNCH Joseph John
Age 84, of Elmira died
peacefully at home on Sunday, February 14, 2010. Mr. Lynch, the son of the late Alphonse and Clara Lynch, was born in Northumberland County, PA on March 15, 1925. He is survived by his nephew, Robert (Kathleen) Lynch of Yorktown Hts., NY; niece, Kathy Lynch; great nieces Amber and Sarah Pfeifer; great nephew, Emmett Pfeifer, all of Phoenix, AZ and sister-in-law, Lois Lynch of Elmira, NY. Besides his parents, Mr. Lynch was predeceased in death by a brother, Robert I. Lynch. Mr. Lynch was a US Army veteran of WWII and worked as an automotive mechanic for Robert's Dodge. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no calling hours and interment will take place privately at the convenience of his family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Southport/Elmira, NY. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the seven wonderful caregivers who gave so much of themselves in caring for Mr. Lynch in his final years.- Elmira Star Gazette, Feb.17.2010

Of Hector, died
peacefully at the Schuyler Hospital on February 13, 2010, just three months shy of his ninety third birthday. Glen was born on May 25, 1917 in Elmira, the son of the late John and Nellie Mason. Shortly after graduating from High School, he married Leona May Brown of Hector who was to be his beloved wife for the next 66 years. Leona predeceased him in December of 2002. He is survived by his five children, John H. Mason of Hector, James A. Mason (Susanne) of Trumansburg, Anne E. Watson (Frank) of Cheraw, SC, Glen C. Mason II of Hector and Paul H. Mason (Linda) of Fenton, MI. He dearly loved and took great delight in his 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. With the advent of WWII he enlisted in the United States Navy, serving overseas in England and Germany. He was honorably discharged in October of 1945. He was proud of his Navy service and was a member of the U.S. Naval Institute and The American Legion Post 676. Glen was a member and Elder of the Hector Presbyterian Church; also volunteering with and serving for many years as secretary and treasurer for the Valois-Logan-Hector Volunteer Fire Company. He was a former member of the Odd Fellows Temple, Lions Club and Rotary Club. Glen began his career as a draftsman at the Shepard Niles Crane and Hoist Company in Montour Falls. While busy working and raising a family, he took evening classes and studied engineering through the International Correspondence Schools. He went on to become an engineer with the New York State Department of Transportation. Following his retirement from the DOT he became a licensed Real Estate Broker and founded the firm of Glen C. Mason Real Estate in Watkins Glen. You may consider a donation in lieu of flowers in his memory, to either the V-L-H Ambulance Fund, PO Box 12, Hector, NY 14841; or the Hector Presbyterian Church, 5511 St. Rt. 414, P.O. Box 96., Hector, NY 14841. There are no calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held in the spring at the Hector Presbyterian Church.- Elmira Star Gazette, Feb.16.2010

MATANLE Richard Keith
Age 88, of Owings Mills, MD, formerly of Elmira, NY died on January 29, 2010. A private memorial service and interment of Keith's ashes will take place at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia with Full Military Honors on February 19, 2010. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Mary A. Matanle; sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen and Betsy of Reisterstown, MD, and Richard and Cathy of Glen Rock, NJ; seven grandchildren, Jeremy, Caitlin, Patrick, Elizabeth, Molly, Lynn and James; two great-grandsons, Damien and Kaden, and many dear friends. Mr. Matanle was a retired Vice President of the former Marine Midland Bank in Elmira with 35 years of service. He was a Director and Vice President of the Elmira Water Board, Chairman and member of the Elmira City Planning Commission, Chairman of the Elmira Zoning Board, and a past Chairman of the United Way. He was a life member and former President of Fur, Fin & Feather, Inc. where he enjoyed skeet and trap shooting. Keith served in the U.S. Army 8th Air Force in World War II and was a prisoner of war for 13 months in Stalag 17 B after his B-17 was shot down over Berlin in 1944. Keith was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, the Stalag 17-B Veterans Assoc. and Elmira Heights American Legion. Those wishing to make donations may make memorial donations to Trinity Episcopal Church, 304 N. Main St., Elmira, NY 14901 or Fur, Fin & Feather Memorial Fund, Box 323, Elmira, NY 14902.

MAY Frank - Frank May Jr., 89, of Monroeton, Pa., and formerly of Morrisville, Pa., died Sunday, May 16, at Memorial Hospital following a period of declining health. Frank was born in Port Glasgow, Scotland, in 1920. He came to the U.S. as a young child and grew up in the Morrisville, Pa. area. He was a proud World War II veteran, serving with the Army from 1940 to 1945 and spending much time in Europe. Frank is predeceased by: parents, Frank and Mary Guthrie May; his first wife, Ruth Ristow May; brothers Gordon and Robert; and niece Sandy Carter. Surviving along, with his wife of 16 years, Gertrude Abrams May, are: his four step-children, Barbara (Milton) Davis, Patricia Abrams and companion Sally Pedley, Robert (Sonya) Abrams Jr. and Edward (Lorelei) Abrams; sisters-in-law Jean May and Gladys May; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and nephews Gordon, Ronald and Scott May. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 29, 2010, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 908 S. Main St., Towanda, Pa. Interment will be private. Those wishing to remember Frank may do so by donating to Trinity Lutheran Church or a charity of one's choice. – Towanda Daily Review, May 19, 2010

McDUFFEE Dick - Dick “Mac” McDuffee went to be with our Lord on June 3, 2010. He is now reunited with his beautiful wife, Joan Evelyn Bates McDuffee, whom he tenderly cared for during the last four years of her illness. He was also predeceased by his brother, Jack, and all the jokes they shared, his sister Virginia and his loving sister Betty who always opened her heart and her home to him. He is survived by four children and their spouses: his daughter Marlee Bryant and David Wharton and their children Casee and fiance Brad, Corey and fiance Tim, Morgan and grandsons Isaiah and Noah, his daughter Lori Leddy and Mark Patsellis and their children Sarah and partner Scott, Matthew and Callie and granchildren Alana, Jenna, Jonah, and Aryah, his daughter Kerry and Scott Nearpass and their children Jocelyn and partner Chuck, Shane and partner Torrie and grandsons Aden and Devrin and his son Jim and Laura McDuffee and their children Eric and Kara. He is also survived by his nieces Cindy, Debbie, Penny and Heather and their families, his sister-in-law Mavis McDuffee and nephews, Chris, Brock and Kyle, his step-sister Lucille Burns and special friends Dawn and John Barnes, Kay Hartman, Imogene Bradley, Mary Jo Jenkins, Kevin, Brenda, Anna and Jake Evanek, John Truesdail and many others who shared in his life. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was a member of the American Legion, Post 1 in Albany and he worked in data processing at Cornell University for over 30 years. He enjoyed tending to the animals he loved and who were his faithful companions in his life without Joan. He loved sitting on his bench or porch surveying the beauty of the green hillside and flowers surrounding his home. His favorite and most cherished moments were spent watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a proud supporter at all their school events and athletic contests. The family would like to thank Karen Traver, Sister Joanna of Hospice, the Hospice caretakers, Pastor Bill Puckey and the earth angels of Ross 1 at Lourdes Hospital for their genuine kindness. Marlee, Kerry and Jim want to thank their sister Lori for her unselfish devotion and loving care for him during his final years. She is truly a gift from God. A private Memorial Service will be held. – Sayre Morning Times, June 7, 2010

McNAMARA - John R. “Jack” McNamara, 84, of 60 Cherry Rd., Ithaca, N.Y., died
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 at the Hospicare Residence. Born Oct. 14, 1925, in Sayre, Pa., he was a son of the late Richard B. and Catherine Imeldia (Downes) McNamara. After graduation from Waverly High School in 1944, John proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII. In 1949 he was married to Edna Mae (Haight) McNamara, who survives him. John retired as a project manager from IBM Owego with over 35 years of service. Jack was active in the Waverly American Legion Post 492 from World War II until the present. He served as Department of New York State Commander for the term of 1961-1962. He has served on both National and State American Legion Committees over the years and was currently serving on the Finance Committee of the Department of New York. Jack was the President of the Class of ‘44 and continued to plan their yearly class get togethers. Jack took great pleasure in his golf outings and was a member at Newman Golf Course . He was an avid Notre Dame fan. In addition to his beloved wife of 61 years; John is survived by his daughters, Jacquelyn (Stephen) Ripley of Rockledge, Fla. and Ann (Nick Barra) McNamara of Lansing ; grandchildren, P. Terry (Sandra) Farish III, Jennifer (Tim) Rogers, Stephen M. Ripley, and Marianne Ripley; great grandchildren, Ashley and Haley Farish, Connor Radley and Elise Rogers. John also leaves behind a brother, William (Lois) McNamara of Trumansburg as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. John was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Richard (Mary) McNamara and Joseph McNamara. Those wishing to remember John in the form of a contribution may consider Hospicare of Tompkins County, 172 E. King Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850 or the SPCA of Tompkins County, 1640 Hanshaw Rd., Ithaca, N.Y. 14850. Family will be present to receive friends at Lansing Funeral Home, 32 Auburn Rd., Lansing, N.Y. on Sunday, Feb. 7 from 2 to 5 p.m. A funeral mass, officiated by Fr. Scott Kubinski, will be held at All Saints Church, Lansing, N.Y., on Monday, Feb. 8, at 11:30 a.m. - Sayre Morning Times, Feb.10.2010

MORROW Samuel P.
age 88, formerly of 1157 Charles Street Elmira died
on Friday March 26th at the ELCOR Nursing Facility in Horseheads. He was born June 10th, 1921 to the late Peter and Margaret Clark Morrow in Elmira, where he resided most of his life except when he served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Alma Woods Morrow and children; Anthony L. Morrow and wife Ann of Brevard, NC, Charles and Jean (Morrow) Loew of Lansing, NY and Kevin J. Morrow of Hilton Head, SC. Sam was predeceased by his son, Robert S. Morrow, granddaughter Andrea Lynn Morrow and brothers; Anthony, Michael, Thomas, Peter and sister Dorothy. Also surviving are grandchildren; Shane, Aaron and Brandon Morrow, Jessica Castilow, Rick Morrow and Beth Perry, Samantha Preston, Eric Vague and twelve great - grandchildren along with two sisters Theresa Haven of Elmira Heights and Celeste Maki of Apple Valley, CA. Sam also leaves many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank Sam's niece Patty Rogers of Pine City for her unselfish love and attention to her Uncle Sam. Sam worked for many years in the flooring industry including his own business. He loved tending his garden and yard, fishing and hunting, and especially deer hunting. He was ahead of his time with organic gardening and was a self - taught tree grafter. A memorial service honoring Samuel's life will be held Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 2:00 PM at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY. Deacon George Welch will be officiating. Funeral home obituary.

NICHOLS  Frederick - Frederick Nichols, 86, of Sayre, Pa., died
peacefully at home, Thursday, May 20, 2010. Born Feb. 17, 1924, in Orwell Township, Pa., Fred was the son of the late Lawrence James and Minnie Jones Nichols. Fred graduated from Orwell Grade School, Rome High School and attended Williamsport Community College, and also attended Old Mississippi State University for a six-month Aviation Cadet accelerated program. Following a three-month courtship, Fred married the love of his life, Evelyn Barbara Loyack, on Feb. 12, 1949, in Wyalusing, Pa. They celebrated 61 years of marriage this year. Fred retired from Athens Ingersoll Rand after 44 years of employment. He was a pilot and had a great love of flying, motorcycling, fishing, and was an avid bowler, golfer, and hunter. He was a member of the Church of the Redeemer in Sayre, Pa. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the United States Army in the European Theater of Operation, where he was awarded Two Battle Stars for the Saar Basin, Rhineland, and Central Europe Campaigns. Fred served our country proudly and with honor, having received the following citations: Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Service Medal, EAME Theater Medal WWII, two Battle Stars, Victory Medal, and Carbine-Sharpshooter. Fred was a Life Member of BPOE No. 1148 Sayre, Life Member of VFW No. 1536 Sayre, Last Man's Club VFW No. 1536 Sayre, Owego L.O.O.M. No. 1595, Nichols Tioga Country Club. The American Bowling Congress, Member of the Bowling Hall of Fame, Life Member of Ingersoll Rand Service Club, Life Member of the Pedicraft Club at the Guthrie Clinic, Social Member of the Sons of Italy, Active Member of the Athens Township Fire Police, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and Member of Rural Amity Lodge No. 70 Athens, Rose Croieus Towanda and Valley of Williamsport Consistory, Past Commander of Northern Commandery No. 16 Towanda. He is predeceased by his sons, Dale L. Nichols and Larry A. Nichols; sister-in-law, Virginia Nichols; and brothers-in-law Robert Loyack and Robert Capwell. .Frederick is survived by his beloved wife, Evelyn of 61 years; son, Gregory and his wife Mary Frances of Fairfax Station, Va.; stepson, Gerald Loyack and his wife Elaine of Londonderry, N.H.; daughter-in-law Kathy Nichols, of Milan, Pa.; grandsons, Jason Nichols and his wife Nichole of Nichols, N.Y., James Gregory Nichols, of Fairfax Station, Va. and Peter William Nichols of Fairfax Station, Va.; granddaughter, Phoebe Louise Nichols of Fairfax Station, Va.; great-grandsons, Lucas Andrew, and Ryan Stanley Nichols of Nichols, N.Y.; brother, Howard Nichols of Zephyr Hills, Fla.; sisters, Lois (Joseph) Melani of Tucson, Ariz. and Arlene (Glen) Chapman of Horseheads, N.Y.; sisters-in-law, Mary Capwell of Savannah, Ga., Arlene (Ronald) Miller of Rochester, N.Y. and Laura Loyack of Wyalusing, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.  At Fred's request there will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 29, at the Church of the Redeemer, 201 S. Wilbur Ave., Sayre, Pa., with the Rev. Dr. Andrea Baldyga and Rev. Benjamin Lentz officiating. Arrangements are under the care of the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., Athens, Pa.Burial will be in the All Saint's Chapel in the Church Columbarium by his son Gregory accompanied by grandsons James and Peter. Memorial donations may be made in Frederick's memory to: Ingersoll Rand Federal Credit Union, 199 North Main Street, Athens, PA 18810 as a continuing education fund for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A good man and because of the respect and kindness he showed to all, Fred will be greatly missed by family and friends. – Towanda Daily Review, May 22, 2010

PHILLIPS Fred T. - Fred T. Phillips, 92, longtime resident of Troy, died
peacefully after a brief illness surrounded by his family, May 25, 2010, at his daughter's home in Granbury, Texas. He was the loving husband of Louise Robbins Phillips. Fred was born in Lakeland, Fla., and moved to Pennsylvania in 1942 where he first worked for the Troy Engine Machine Company. After serving in the Army stateside during World War II, he returned to Troy, continued as a member of the military reserves for more than 30 years and worked at the Troy Post Office for over 30 years. He also worked for Grange Insurance. He was a long-time member of the Chemung Valley/Waverly Masons, served as Worthy Patron for the Troy Chapter of Eastern Star for many years and was a member of the Grand Paraders Square Dance group and the Grange. He was survived by his wife, Louise Robbins Phillips, whom he married in 1944; sons, Jon Phillips, Carlisle, Pa., Jay Phillips, Troy, Pa., Jaryl (Stacy) Phillips, Edmond, Okla.; daughter, Janne (Bob) Cahill, Granbury, Texas; grandchildren, Jerry Phillips, Cara (Dave) Laudenslager, Krista (Chris) Risser, Brent Phillips, Carly Phillips, Dillon Phillips, Rob (Leslie) Cahill and Bear (Monica) Cahill; great-grandchildren, Henry Laudenslager, Jordan Cahill, Dabney Cahill, Mitch Cahill, Tristan Cahill; sister, Doris Oliver of Colorado; brothers-in-law, Bill (RoseMarie) Robbins, Clyde Robbins, Lee (Vivian) Robbins; and sister-in-law, Jeanne (Joel) Parker; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings and their wives, Julius (Mildred), George (Dot), Barry and Herbert (Burt) Phillips; brothers-in-law, Herbert Oliver and Ray Robbins; sisters-in-law, Edith Robbins and Betty Robbins; and daughter-in-law, Jane Driscoll Phillips. Fred loved gardening, hunting, fishing, flying, genealogical research, stamp and coin collecting, reading (especially Louis L'Amour novels) and spending time with his family. He was a great story teller and never met a stranger. He will be missed so very much.  A memorial service will be held in his honor on July 17, 2010 at the Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Methodist Church. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. followed by a Masonic and family memorial service at 10 a.m.  Memorial donations may be made to the Masonic Medical Research Laboratory, 2150 Bleecker St., Utica, NY 13501; or the American Cancer Society , PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. . – Towanda Daily Review, June 5, 2010

Age 81, of Watkins Glen, died
at the Bath VA Medical Center on February 13, 2010. Ron was born in Montour Falls on February 20, 1928, the son of John R. and Hazel (Goltry) Phillips. Ron served in WWII in the 82nd Airborne and retired after teaching for 25 years with Dundee Central School. He was a member of the Retired School Teachers Assoc. of Schuyler County and the American Legion Post 0676, of Watkins Glen. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, on Thursday, February 18, from 6-8 p.m., with a funeral service to immediate follow at 8:00 p.m. Burial will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Pleasant View Cemetery in Reading Center, with Military Honors. He is survived by his daughter, Cassy (Scott) Dickerson, of Watkins Glen; sister, Wanda Rowan, St. Cloud, FL; three grandchildren, Scott (Bonnie) Dickerson, Newfield, Raymond (Janelle) Dickerson, Bossier City, LA, Thomas Dickerson, Watkins Glen; and three great-grandchildren, Cherish, Destiny, and Aaron Dickerson. He was predeceased by his parents; also son, "Chip" Ronald R. Phillips II; and grandson, Philip Dickerson. Those wishing may consider a memorial donation to the Arbor Day Foundation in his memory.- Elmira Star Gazette, Feb.15.2010

RITTER - Served in the South Pacific during World War II
Mr. Robert N. Ritter, age 87, of 397 Simkin Rd., Elmira, N.Y. (Chemung), died
at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. on Thursday evening, Feb. 4, 2010. He was born in Eaglebute, S.D., on April 2,1922 the son of the late Nicholas and Nannie Lee Atwell Ritter.
During World War II, Mr. Ritter served his country, with the US Marines, serving in the South Pacific. Living in the Highland Park, N.J. area for many years, he worked as welder on bridge construction. In 1986 he and his wife the late Margaret Feaster Ritter who died
in 2004, retired and moved into the Meshoppen area. For the last few years he has lived with his daughter in the Chemung. While living in New Jersey he was a member of the Palestine Masonic Lodge, in New Brunswick, N.J. Surviving is his daughter with whom he lived, Paula M. Ritter Frisbie, of Chemung, N.Y.; his loving grandchildren, Ron and his wife Heather Childress, of Seabrook, Texas; and Cynthia and her husband Wayne Rogers, of Meshoppen, Pa. and his great grandchildren, Kent, Sarah and Alayna Childress, of Seabrook, Texas, and Jadyn Dawn Rogers, of Meshoppen, Pa. Besides his wife and his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Baby Edna Ritter, Shirley Ritter, and Noreen and her husband Tony Osterberg. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 12, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen, Pa. with Rev. Gary Myers of the Meshoppen Biblical Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Jersey Hill Cemetery. Graveside Military Services will be conducted at the funeral home, by the members of the Rought Hall Post #510 American Legion, Dennis Strong Post #457 American Legion, and Endless Mountains Post #3583 V.F.W. - Sayre Morning Times, Feb.10.2010

ROBINSON Elliott - Elliott Stirling Robinson, Jr. MD (aka Zunga, Buddy, Robbie, Doc and Grandpa Doc) of Dunwoody Village, Newtown Square, Pa. died on Thursday, May 13, 2010 at Bryn Mawr Hospital at 10:45 p.m. with his granddaughter, Sara Robinson, by his side. He was 85 years old and had been in failing health for several years. He was born in Boston, Mass. on Dec. 14, 1924 to Hortensia Amanda Farrall Robinson, MD and Elliott Stirling Andrew Robinson, Sr. MD. He was a Jr. Explorer at the Boston Museum of Natural History as a teenager. A graduate of Newton High School in Newton, MA, he’s a member of the class of 1946 at Harvard College in Cambridge, Mass. and was graduated from the Harvard University School of Medicine in 1947. He went on to marry Margaret Eugenia Uhl of Kingston, PA July 27, 1946. He served in the National Guard during WWII and achieved the rank of Captain in the US Army, serving in Munich, Germany at the 7th Field Hospital during the occupation. He became involved in Boy Scouting in the 1950s as a Pack Leader and went on to serve in numerous leadership positions in Pennsylvania and New York as well as in the Northeast Region, throughout his life. He received both the Silver Beaver and the Silver Antelope in recognition of his many years of service to the Boy Scouts of America. He served his internship and residency at the Providence Lying-In Hospital in Providence, RI before moving to Munich, Germany to serve out his obligation to the US Military. Upon returning to the US with his wife and young family, he set up private practice in obstetrics and gynecology in Lewistown, Pa. In 1958 he left private practice to join the Robert Packer Hospital / Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, Pa. as their first specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. The department expanded and he served many years as chief. He remained there until he retired in 1986. As a boy, Robbie often vacationed in Gilford, N.H. and spent many a summer exploring the various trails of Mount Washington. As soon as his children were old enough to make the trek, he shared his passion for hiking and exploring nature, passing along his love of all of God’s creatures, but especially of snakes. And while he was unable to hike the entire Appalachian Trial, he spent one summer pursuing that dream, extending his experiences well beyond the bounds of New Hampshire. A 31-year resident of Waverly, N.Y., he belonged to the Grace Episcopal Church where he was an active member and served on the Vestry. Through his service with the Boy Scouts, he became involved with and eventually became president of the Valley United Way. He was a lifelong supporter of the Boston Museum of Natural History (now the Museum of Science). When taking a break from the responsibilities of his practice, he enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, cryptograms, scrabble, opera, photography and gardening. Puns and other wordplay brought him much delight - he wrote light-hearted poetry to accompany gifts to those he loved; he was a connoisseur of limericks. He is survived by his twin sister, H. Allyn Smith of Laconia, N.H.; his sister-in-law and companion Eleanor J. Uhl of Newtown Square, Pa.; his four children: Elliott S. Robinson, III (Linda Brettholz) of Rossville, Md, Eugenia R. Mathes (George) of Holley, N.Y., Rebecca R. Abele of Zanesville, Ohio; and Deborah M. Robinson of Niamey, Niger in West Africa; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 39 years, Margaret Uhl Robinson, his wife of 14 years, Marian M. U. Robinson, and his younger sister, Anne R. Knowles. He will be cremated and later interred at the Oaklawn Cemetery in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. on a date to be determined. Special calling hours and memorial services will be arranged in Newtown Square, Pa.; Waverly; and Kingston, Pa. to allow his many friends and relatives to share in celebrating his life. For those wishing more information, please contact Donohue Funeral Homes, Inc. at (610) 353-6300. In honor of the many people and organizations who espouse the same focus Robbie had for God, country and community, we ask that you take a moment to consider a donation in his memory to one or more of his favorite charities. Boy Scouts of America NE PA Council, 1 Bob Mellow Drive, Moosic, PA 18507, (570) 207-1227 Museum of Science Science Park, Boston, MA 02114 (617) 589-0100 – Sayre Morning Times, May 19, 2010

ROE Norman Edward – Norman Edward Roe of Brighton, MI, died
on Thursday, May 13, 2010 at the age of 84. Mr. Roe was born on January 12, 1926 in Elmira, NY. He was the second son of Leslie and Verona Roe. He is survived by Elizabeth, his beloved wife of sixty-one years and his children and their spouses, Pamela and Orville Arquette, Penelope and Brian Karaska, Polly and James Graves, and Norman and Sarah Row. He is also survived by twelve grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. Mr. Roe served as a Corporal in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was assigned to the flight crews of the Waco CG-4A Glider, the Curtiss C-46D [The Commando] and the B24-D [The Liberator] as an airplane engineer and mechanic. He was a past member of the American Legion of Odessa, NY. He was a fifty year resident of Brighton and retired from Rochester Products after 18 years of service. Earlier in his work career he worked for the Pennsylvania railroad and owned his own service garage. Mr. Roe was a past member of the Brighton Kiwanis and served as their President in 1972. He was also a member of Chilson Hills Baptist Church. Visiting hours are 4-8pm on Wednesday, May 19 and 2-8pm on Thursday, May 20th at Keehn Funeral Home in Brighton. The funeral service is at Chilson Hills Baptist Church on Friday, May 21st at 11:00am. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 18, 2010

ROGERS -  Merle L. Rogers, 85, of West River Road, Nichols died
at his home peacefully in his sleep on Saturday morning, May 15, 2010. Merle was born on August 20, 1924 in Waverly, NY a son of the late Leon and Bessie (Strope) Rogers. He was a veteran of the US Army and proudly served his country during the World War II. Merle enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time outdoors. He was a talented woodworker and enjoyed handcrafting lighthouses and lawn decorations. In addition he also had a successful firewood business. Merle is survived by his wife Estella (Welfel) Rogers; his children: Kenneth (Cathy) Rogers of Smithboro; Leon (Debbie) Rogers of Nichols; Donna (Bill) Crigger of Jacksonville, Fla; Marie Short of Tioga Center; Judy Schafenberg of Nichols; Harold Arthur Rogers, of Ga; a sister Pearl Allis of Sun City, Fla; his grandchildren: John Merrill; Mindi Rogers, Greg Rogers, Scott Rogers, David Rogers, Bryan Short, Danielle Tyer, Tammy Holt, Eric Schafenberg, Sheila Gann, Mike Ingersoll and Todd Ingersoll; numerous great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Merle was predeceased by his brothers Kenneth, Arthur, Ervin and Walter Rogers. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and celebration of Merle’s life on Tuesday, May 18th at 11 am at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, with Pastor Donna Martin, officiating. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held on Tuesday from 10 am until the time of the service. Memories and condolences may also be shared by visiting our website at  Friends who wish may consider a memorial donations to the Tioga Center Emergency Squad, PO Box 185, Tioga Center, NY 13845, the Nichols Emergency Squad, PO Box 334, Nichols, NY 13812 or Lourdes Hospice, 4102 Old Vestal Rd., Vestal, NY 13850 in loving memory of Merle L. Rogers. – Sayre Morning Times, May 17, 2010

ROTHROCK - Harold J. Rothrock, 95, died on Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, at the Green Home, Wellsboro. He was born on Sept. 15, 1914, in Bangor, Pa., a son of the late John and Clara Leh Rothrock. He graduated from Bangor High School in June 1932 and from Ohio State University in June 1947. He and his wife, the former Jean Ganschow Rothrock were married on Sept. 10, 1944, and had just celebrated their 65th anniversary. Mr. Rothrock served 40 months in the United States Navy land based aviation, 11 months in French Morocco during World War II. He was formerly employed by the National Weather Service in various cities for 34 years, retiring in 1973 in Chicago, Ill. He and his wife moved to an old farm house outside of Liberty and enjoyed the people and the beautiful countryside for 35 years prior to moving to an assisted living facility in 2009. Harold is survived by his wife, Jean; three sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Carol Rothrock of Virginia, Richard and Grace Rothrock, Robert and Rhonda Rothrock, both of Ilinois; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by four brothers. He was a member of the Sebring Grange, the Tioga County Historical Society, the Liberty Historical Society, the Tiadaghton Audubon Society and the Wheel Inn. He was active in several church choirs over the years and was a church deacon in Columbus, Ohio. A family memorial service and dinner will be held at the Bangor Memorial Cemetery, Bangor. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Wellsboro. - Wellsboro Gazette, Feb.10.2010

Gordon H. Russell, age 82, of State Rte. 226, Dundee, NY died
peacefully at home on Monday, May 10, 2010. Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of his life on Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 10:30 am at the Tyrone United Methodist Church in Tyrone, NY with the Rev. Joseph Auslander and Rev. K. Wayne Butler, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Gordon's memory to the Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830; the Tyrone United Methodist Church, PO Box 1, Tyrone, NY 14887; or to the Penn Yan United Methodist Church, PO Box 242, Penn Yan, NY 14527. Gordon was born in Newark Valley, NY on February 26, 1928, the son of the late, Harry and Hattie Mae (Rozelle) Russell. He was born and raised on the family farm in Newark Valley and graduated from Newark Valley High School. He served in the US Army during the occupation of Germany and later during the Korean Conflict. He was employed for 39 years as an apprentice, a lineman, and then a troubleman with Atlantic Electric Co. in Glassboro, NJ and retired in 1988. He was the owner of Russell Crafts since 1992. He was an avid flower and vegetable gardener and lover of nature and dogs. He enjoyed doing breakfast and barbeques in Tyrone and sharing "Hairy Stories". Gordon was a member of the Quarter Century ClubGordon. He relocated with his wife, Adrienne, to Tyrone in 1990 to be closer to his family and to be near the Finger Lakes. Gordon is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Adrienne Russell; his children, Antoinette (Robert) Morgan and Donald Morse; his grandchildren, Danielle, Rachel, and Edele Morgan, Alister and Kayleigh Morse; brothers and sister, Martin (Eleanor), Kenneth, and Thelma Russell; special nieces and nephews, Connie (Larry) Koroluck and their children Laura, Sandy (Keith), and Russ (Eileen), Kathy (Ed) Summers and their son, Shane, Donnie (Cindy) Russell and their daughter, Christine; and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings, Vincent, Lillian, Dorothy, Lucy, Helen, Donald, Roger, Blanche, and Mildred; and his sister-in-law, Wilna Russell. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 19, 2010

RUSSELL Henry Allen
Age 83, Umatilla, FL died
February 6, 2010 at home. He was born in Elmira, NY, served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and graduated from State Teachers College, Buffalo, NY in 1951. He retired from teaching at Horseheads, NY in 1982. On retiring, the couple lived and traveled on a 40 foot sailboat for six years and in 1988 found Umatilla and made it their home. Al had many interests including reading, hunting, fishing, tennis, golf and growing fruit trees. He is survived by Joan Lain Russell, wife of 60 years; daughters, Kathryn Russell, Ludlowville, NY, Nancy Wixson, Horseheads, NY; sons, Steve Russell, St. Louis, MO, Mark (Laurie) Russell, West Lafayette, IN; and grandchildren, Matt, Andrew, Allison, Harry Russell, Jesse (Beth), Jon, Greg (Anna) Wixson; and great-granddaughter, Grace Marie Wixson. Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 12, 2010, at the Beyers Funeral Home, Umatilla with Reverend Michael Allen officiating. Inurnment will be held 2:30 p.m., Friday, February 12, 2010, at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11:00 Friday at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to Umatilla Library or Cornerstone Hospice, 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, Florida 32778-90915.

Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Elmira College passed on peacefully February 18, 2010. Born in Brooklyn, NY on November 11, 1918. Harry served in the United States Army from 1942-1946. He was a graduate of City College of NY, Columbia University, and received his Doctorate of Mathematics Education from Syracuse University. He is survived by his loving wife, Sophie of Horseheads, NY; daughter, Judith (Carl) Raatz of Florence, SC; son, Robert (Christine) of Lewisburg, PA; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Donations can be made to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.9.2010

SMITH - Robert B. Smith, 83, of Hornbrook, Towanda RR5, Pa., died
Monday morning, April 5, 2010, at his home following declining health. Robert was born June 1, 1926 in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late Roger and Gertrude Park Smith. He was a graduate of Ulster High School Class of 1944 and served in the United States Army from 1945 to 1948. Robert attended Embry Riddle Aeronautical from 1949 to 1950. He was formerly employed by Schweizer Aircraft in Horseheads, N.Y. in the finishing department and served as an airline captain for Trans World Airlines (TWA) for 27 years until his retirement in 1983. Robert was a glider pilot and enjoyed trap and skeet shooting, hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Aircraft Owners Pilot Association, National Rifle Association, National Skeet and Trap Shooting Association, Soaring Society of America, Airline Pilots Association, American Legion, Long Island Soaring Association, Harris Hill Soaring Association, Sayre & Waverly Sportsmen Clubs, Ulster Fire & Ambulance Association and the Ulster Village Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Delores Smith; children, Charles (Debra) Smith, Connie (Mark) Matthews, Robert (Fong) Smith; grandchildren: Heather and Cassie Smith, Beth (David) Stablewski, Patrick (Kacie) Matthews, and Jared (Sarah) Matthews, Megan and Amy Smith; great-grandchildren, Ava and Aubrey Stablewski; sister, Julia Duvall; brothers, Dr. Roger (Mary Ann) Smith, Tom (Barbara) Smith, Dana Smith; several nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Gordon Farr St., Ulster, Pa., with Pastor Sandy Brant officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday evening at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Ulster Fire and Ambulance Association, c/o Karen Bixby, RD1, Ulster, PA 18850; or to Guthrie Hospice, Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840 in Robert B. Smith's memory. - Towanda Daily Review, April 6, 2010

Corning, NY - Remo R. Sorge, 89 years, of 212 W. First St., died Wednesday, February 24, 2010, at Founders Pavilion. He was born June 30, 1920 in Strangolagalli, Italy, the son of the late Guiseppe and Cesira Sementilli Sorge. He received his education in Italy and at the age of 18 years he relocated to the United States, settling in Corning, NY. He was a Veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II (1942-45) as a gun crewman engaged in the battles at Ardennes, Central Europe, Normandy, Northern France and Rhineland. Upon returning from the war, Remo and Antoinette Santilli were married November 27, 1947 in St. Mary's Church, Corning, NY. Remo was an Italian Chef, retiring in 1989 from Sorge's Restaurant in Corning with 38 years' service. He was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Mary's Church. Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Antoinette; daughter and son-in-law, Francesca and Christopher Machuga of Elmira Heights, NY; sons and daughters-in-law, Anthony M.D. and Laurie Sorge of Fairport, NY and John M.D. and Laurie Sorge of Raleigh, NC; grandchildren, Patricia Machuga, Emily (Cooper) Steele, Timothy Sorge and Hannah Sorge, Ellie, Nikki and Whitney Sorge; two great-grandchildren, Jack and Carter Steele; also several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother and sister-in-law, Renato and Lorreta Sorge; and sister and brother-in-law, Gena and Amasio Gabrielli. Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY has been entrusted with Funeral Arrangements. At the convenience of the family there will be a Private Funeral Service. Committal Prayers, Full Military Rites and Interment will be held at the family plot in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY. The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Remo's name to: Cornell Cooperative Extension, 425 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY 14903; Habitat for Humanity, 3412 State R. 414, Corning, NY 14830.; Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.; Founders Pavilion Bldg. Fund, 205 E. First St., Corning, NY 14830 or the charity of one's choice. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.5.2010

STUCK Lloyd H.
Age 89 formerly of Pine Valley, NY died
at Seneca View Nursing Home in Montour Falls, NY on Sunday May 16, 2010. Lloyd was born August 18, 1920 in the Town of Catlin the son of the late Charles L. and Julia M. White Stuck. He was a veteran of WW II serving his country with The US ARMY. Lloyd was a member of American Legion Post #442 in Horseheads, NY and VFW Post #6083 in Elmira Heights, NY. He was a retired machinist at Remington Rand and Hilliard Corporation in Elmira, NY. Mr. Stuck was pre-deceased by his b rother Charles in 197 and by his wife Elizabeth R. TenBroeck Stuck on January 29, 2003. Lloyd is survived by 2 daughters: Sharon and Marilyn; his stepchildren: William Schroth of Elmira, NY, Ronald & Patricia Schroth of Breesport, NY, Connie & Bill Ruger of Beaver Dams, NY, Carlene & Richard Hammond of Georgia, and Allen & Carol Schroth of Elmira, NY; several grandchildren, step grandchildren, great grandchildren; great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.   Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Wednesday May 19, 2010 from 11 AM to 1 PM. Mr. Stuck's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 1 PM. Interment in Rural Homes Cemetery in Big Flats, NY where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Stuck. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 19, 2010

THOMAS Donald "Rink"
Formerly of Gang Mills, NY, died
peacefully on Wednesday, May 18 2010, at the age of 84. He is survived by his four children, Judy Thomas (David) Ackerman of Pittsburgh, PA, Betsy Vondracek, of Elmira, Patrick (Gail) Thomas of Lindley, Thomas (Donna) Thomas of Gang Mills; and his grandchildren, Collin and Duncan Ackerman, Corey and Alex Vondracek, Christopher Thomas, and Kendra and Emily Thomas. Born on September 20, 1926, to Alice and Gaylord Thomas, Rink served in the Pacific during WWII and was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1946. A graduate of Painted Post High School and Rochester Institute of Technology, Rink worked as an electrical contractor before retiring with his wife Betty Jean (deceased) to Seneca Lake where he spent many happy years with family and friends. Funeral arrangements are pending. Memorial donations may be made to the Corning Dialysis Unit c/o the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Foundation, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14095. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 30, 2010

TRENCHARD William H. "Bud" Sr.
Age 88, of Dundee, NY died Friday June 4, 2010 at Olean General Hospital, in Olean, NY. William was born Nov. 18, 1921 in Dundee, NY. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Married the former Ruth P. Wallenbeck; she died
on March 15, 1994. "Bud" worked at Shepard-Niles Crane and Hoist Company, before working 35 years as a Millwright with Corning Glass Works, retiring in 1987. He will be missed by 3 sons William H. (Marcie) Trenchard Jr. of Advance, NC, Thomas J. (Virginia) Trenchard of Wilson On The Lake, NY, Walter A. "Mike" (Mary Beth) Trenchard of Cattaraugus, NY; 3 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and Ruth Ann Schenck. Friends and family are invited to call from 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. on Monday, June 7 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee; where funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm. with his son "Mike" Trenchard officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee. Memorial contributions may be made to Schuyler Hospital Memorial Fund 220 Steuben St. Montour Falls, NY 14865. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 6, 2010

UNDERWOOD - Mr. Carl J. Underwood, 86, of RR 2 Box 2912, Laceyville, Pa. (Rock Hill), died
at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. on Wednesday morning, April 7, 2010, surrounded by his family. He was born in New Albany, Pa. on Aug. 11, 1923, the son of the late Carl S. and Ellamae Grimes Underwood. While finishing up high school, Mr. Underwood was called to duty, to serve his country, in the U.S. Army Engineers. During his service time, he fought in both the European Theater and the Pacific Theater. Mr. Underwood fought in the Battle of the Bulge, and after the bombing of Japan, he was sent to the Philippines, where he ended his military career. For many years, Mr. Underwood was employed by the Triple V Construction Co. of Dushore where he was employed as a carpenter on their bridge construction. He loved carpentry and building so much, that is what he loved to do in his spare time, and he continued his building trade even after his retirement. He attended the Braintrim Baptist Church, and served his township on the Wyalusing Valley School Board. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, the former Anna T. Trowbridge Underwood, who he married July 1, 1950; his sons, Charles J. (Elia) Underwood of Rosharon, Texas, and Robert C. Underwood of Laceyville, Pa.; his daughters, Connie B. (William) Smith, of Nicholson, Pa., Carla J. Underwood of Mehoopany, Pa., and Kay L. (Franco) Mendoza of Pearland, Texas; also his eight grandchildren, Daniel (Amanda) Underwood of Pearland, Texas, Jamie Underwood of Dallas, Texas, AWR3 Christopher Underwood of Jacksonville, Fla., Theodore (Jennifer) Smith of Pipersville, Pa., Rebekah (Edward) Burke of Dimock, Pa., Jeremiah Smith of Nicholson, Pa., and Michelle Mendoza and Maegan Mendoza, both of Pearland, Texas; four great-grandchildren, Rylee Underwood of Pearland, Texas, Mason Smith and Logan Smith, both of Pipersville, Pa., and Molly Burke of Dimock, Pa.; two step-great-grandchildren, Ryan Divito and Jordan Divito, both of Pipersville, Pa.; his brother, Adelbert (Sally Ann) Underwood of Willis, Texas; a sister-in-law, Norma Trowbridge of Laceyville, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Charlotte Cook, in 2001; a sister-in-law, Beatrice Underwood; and two brothers-in-laws, Elmer Cook and Donald Trowbridge. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2010 from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. with Rev. Thomas Davis, of the Braintrim Baptist Church officiating, Interment will be in the North Flat Cemetery in Laceyville, Pa. Military graveside services will be conducted by the members of the Rought Hall Post No. 510 American Legion of Black Walnut; the Dennis Strong Post No. 457, of Tunkhannock; and the Endless Mountains Post No. 3583 V.F.W., of Mehoopany. Pa. Family and friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 2010 at the funeral home.  - Towanda Daily Review, April 8, 2010

WALTER Theodore Roosevelt - Theodore Roosevelt Walter, age 90, was ushered into the presence of his Lord Sunday morning, May 30, 2010. He was born in Colwyn, Pa., on Oct. 21, 1919. He was the youngest of 12 children. Surviving is his wife Elsa Erickson Walter, daughter Lisa Ann Kester (James) of Oxford, Mich., daughter Dale Louise Gilmore (Randal) of Fishers, Ind., and son Ted Walter, Leroy, Pa., as well as 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. On August 27, 1955, he married Elsa M. Erickson. They shared 54 blessed, happy years together. Second to his love for his Savior was his love for his wife who tenderly cared for him. Most recently Ted and Elsa moved to Michigan to be near family. Mr. Walter was a captain in the United States of America Air Force and served in World War II flying on D-Day from England to France and Germany towing gliders. Mr. Walter taught senior high school English in the Canton, Pa., Junior-Senior High School from 1970 to his retirement in 1982. Before beginning his teaching in Canton, Mr. Walter taught high school English at Springfield High School in Delaware County. He did his undergraduate work at Temple University and graduate work at the University of Delaware and West Chester State College as well as receiving his Masters in English Education from Mansfield State University. In 1965, he was chosen as a Fulbright teacher and spent a year teaching and learning in Finland. Mr. Walter was a member of the Independent Baptist Church of Towanda, Pa., and was a faithful witness for his Lord. He had a wonderful way of making everyone feel loved and appreciated. He was known for his jokes and sense of humor. He enjoyed gardening, riding his bike and hiking up to Sunfish Pond. He survived his two strokes of 17 years and still typed letters with one finger on his portable non-electric typewriter to family, politicians and to editors of the local newspaper. Visitation will be at 10 p.m. on Friday, June 4, prior to a Memorial Service at 11 a.m. at the Independent Baptist Church in Leroy, Pa. A memorial fund has been established for the ongoing work of the Lord. The Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton, Pa., and Lynch and Sons Funeral Home in Oxford, Mich., are assisting the family with arrangements. . – Towanda Daily Review, June 2, 2010

WARD Clifton R.
Age 82, of Brewerton, formerly of Elmira, died
Thursday, February 25, 2010, at Central Park Rehabilitation Center, Syracuse. Born in Sayre, PA, he had lived in Elmira before moving to Brewerton about 2 years ago. He was a retired carpenter, who had worked at Beloski & Sons Constuction in Elmira for 6 years and previously at Watkins Lumber Co. in Watkins Glen for over 20 years. Clifton was a WWII US Navy Veteran and was predeceased by a sister, Nona. Surviving are his companion, Julia Horton of Elmira; a daughter, Robin Moore of Missoula, MT; 5 sons, Ronald Ward of Wisconsin Dells, WI, Randy (Lorraine) Ward of Brewerton, NY, Rodney (Brenda) Ward of Highlands Ranch, CO, Russell (Jennifer) Ward of Brownsburg, IN and Kevin (Faith) Ward of Elmira Heights, NY; a sister, Norma Brown, of Columbia Crossroads, PA; 15 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 6, 2010, at the WATSON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 631 So. Main St., Central Square. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of CNY, 441 W. Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY 13204-1305. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.3.2010

WICKHAM Harold G. "Wick"
Age 93, of Appleridge in Bethany Village, Horseheads and formerly of Co. Rt. 64 in Big Flats, died
at home February 6, 2010. Harold was born December 7, 1916 in Elmira, NY, the son to Charles and Maude Wickham. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ernestine (Rodabaugh) Wickham; sons, Robert (Ronda) Wickham of Barrington, NH, and Michael (Barbara) Wickham of Palm Coast, FL; grandchildren, Devon (Stuart) Strickland of Reddick, FL, Michael Wickham of Kalispell, MT, and Lindsay Wickham of Gulfport, FL. Also predeceased were his sisters, Alice and Helen; and brother, Ward. Boy Scouts was a large part of Harold's young life and he went on to become a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving during WWII as a doctor's assistant. After a career in trucking, he retired as a supervisor for Yellow Freight in Elmira Heights in 1985. Harold was a member of the Halstead Baptist Church in Halstead, PA. During retirement, he worked part-time at Enterprise Rent-a-Car in Horseheads, was an active member of the American Legion, Soaring Eagles Golf Club and Horseheads Nautilus Club. Harold loved golf, fishing, traveling and, most of all, spending time with his family. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Friday Feb. 12, 2010 from 3-4:00 p.m. where his service will follow there at the funeral home at 4:00 p.m. His interment will take place privately at the convenience of his family. Those wishing may remember Harold with memorials to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.

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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 05/16/2010
By Joyce M. Tice
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