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Joyce's Search Tip - February 2010 
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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 . 

BASTIAN Jack F. "Smiling Jack" Bastian,
89, of 803 Carnoustie Drive, Venice, Fla., and formerly of Loyalsock Twp., died
Thursday, September 23, 2010, at the Village on the Isle in Venice, Fla. He was born January 9, 1921, in Williamsport, a son of Frederick and Henrietta Litherland Bastian and reared by Ernest and Margaret Detrick. Jack was a Master Sergeant of Army 8th Depot Repair Squadron during World War II and was the founder, owner and operator of Bastian Tire Sales and Retreading for more than 40 years. He was a member of The Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Venice, Fla., Board of Directors of the former Williamsport National Bank, Garret Cochran Post #1 Williamsport American Legion, life member of Grays Run Hunting Club, Williamsport Country Club, Wheel Club, Plantation Country Club, YMCA, Dietrick Lamade Lodge No. 755 F&AM Williamsport, 50-year member of the Scottish Rite, Council Member of All Saints piscopal Church, NTDRA Dealer Advisory Committee, Williamsport Elks, Williamsport Consistory and was a Little League Coach. He loved to spend time on the jetty in Venice, Fla., watching the fisherman and the boats, was an avid hunter, fisherman, golfer, played football in high school and was a boxer in college and the Army Air Force. Jack was predeceased by his parents, guardians and a granddaughter, Melissa Love. He is survived by his wife, Margaret "Peggy" Haberstroh Bastian, with whom he would have celebrated 68 years of marriage on October 18; four children, Carol (Richard) Love of Horseheads, N.Y., Michael (Donna) Bastian of Montoursville, Sharon (James) Godfrey of Strasburg, Pa., and Robert (Cindy) Bastian of Elmira, N.Y.; eleven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a cousin, Billy Stoetzel, who was reared with him. The funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, September 30, 2010, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 844 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, with Rev. Kenneth Wagner-Pizza and Rev. Andrew M. France Jr. as officiates. Interment will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. Friends may call at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.  The family will provide the flowers and suggests that memorial donations be made to the Village on the Isle, Luke Haven, 910 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice, Florida 34295 or to the charity of one's choice. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, September 28, 2010

BETSON Raymond R. Betson Jr.
82, of E. Fifth Ave., South Williamsport, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at his home. Born June 9, 1928, in Williamsport, he was a son of Raymond Sr. and Dora (Robinson) Betson. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Merchant Marines and Army. Raymond was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Annunciation Church, where he had served as an usher, and volunteer at Bingo. He also was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 764 in Milton. Raymond retired after 33 years as a truck driver for City Dray Line and New Penn Trucking in Milton. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Irene (Eiswerth) Betson, on June 28, 2007, and four sisters, Betty Jane and Eileen Betson, Shirley Updegraff and Rebecca Lovell. Surviving are his children, Debra J. Finnegan (Ken) of Cogan Station and Ronald J. Betson (Linda) of Youngstown, Ohio; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be held 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Annunciation Church, 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, with the Rev. Shane L. Kirby celebrant. Burial will be held in Resurrection Cemetery. In keeping with his wishes there will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Raymond's name may be made to the Cancer Treatment Center at Divine Providence Hospital, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, October 13, 2010

BIERLY Harold B. E. Bierly Jr
86, of 505 Eden St., Jersey Shore, died Sunday, September 25, 2010, at his home. Born February 15, 1924, in Jersey Shore, he was the son of Harold B. E. Bierly Sr. and the former Barbara Johnson. Harold was preceded in death by his wife, the former Ethel Mae Bierly, March 16, 1982. They were united in marriage February 18, 1966. He was retired from Piper Aircraft after many years of service and served his country in the U. S. Navy during World War II. For many years he was a member of the Jersey Shore Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and the Loyal Order of Moose.  Surviving is a son, Ralph (Butch) Bierly of Jersey Shore; two daughters, Barbara Schmouder of Jersey Shore and Ann Yearian of Ga.; six grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and one brother, William C. Bierly of Jersey Shore.  Funeral services will be Thursday, September 30, 2010, at 11 a.m. in the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. Rev. Ralph L. Heagy will officiate. Friends may call from 10 a.m. Thursday until time of services in the funeral home. Burial will be in the Jersey Shore Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Jersey Shore Honor Guard. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, September 28, 2010

BINDERUP Ivan R. Binderup
82, of Williamsport, died
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, at the Valley View Nursing Home. He was born July 20, 1928, in Shamokin Dam, the son of Oscar W. and Mary E. Gilbert Binderup. Ivan was the husband of the former Eloise A. Bennett, with whom he shared 60 years of marriage. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran. Ivan was a member of the South Williamsport United Methodist church. He retired in 1985 from GTE Sylvania after 34 years of service. Ivan was an airbrush artist. He is survived by his wife, Eloise; their children, Kathryn A. (James) Dokoupil of Watertown, N.Y., Carolyn L. Binderup of Williamsport, Daniel R. (Holly) Binderup of Lancaster, Tamson M. (Ron) Dorsey of Mechanicsburg, and David L. (Lea) Binderup of Lincolnton, N.C.; ten grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Ivan was predeceased by two sisters, Edith Boyer and Deloris Binderup, and two brothers, Clark and Roy Binderup. Ivan's Life Celebration service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, at the Wildwood Cemetery Chapel with Pastor Mark Brumbach officiating. A receiving of friends will be from 10:30 until 11 a.m. Burial will be in the Wildwood Cemetery. Family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are being handled by the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home," 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, Pa. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, October 14, 2010

CANNAVINO Michael L. "Bullets" Cannavino
92, of Sayre, Pa., died
at the Ashton Healthcare Facility on Oct. 11, 2010 following an extended illness. He was born on Nov. 11, 1917 in Falls Creek, Pa. the son of the late John and Amelia Colomarino Cannavino. Michael served in World War II in the United States Army. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Michael enjoyed traveling around to different areas, and playing poker. He is predeceased by his wife Margaret J. Briggs in 1994; sisters Susan Alaimo, Anne Chillo, Anna Donatelli, Lena Colomarino and Margaret Hershock; and brothers Anthony, Maino, John and Michael J. Cannavino.  Michael is survived by: his children, Michael (Karen) Cannavino of Towanda, Pa., Charles (Trenna) Cannavino of Athens, Pa., Nancy Peterson of Washington, D.C., Louis Cannavino of Sayre, Pa., Jeff (Edie) Cannavino of Scranton, Pa., and Diena Cannavino of Florida; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 11, 2010 at Tioga Point Cemetery, 803 N. Main St., Athens, Pa., with the Rev. Vincent Langan officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., Athens, Pa. - Towanda Daily Review, October 12, 2010

COOK Russell "Russ" E.
Russell "Russ" E. Cook, 91, left this world to join his wife of 59 years, Loretta Benjamin Cook on September 12, 2010. A memorial service for Russell will be held on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at the Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer, NY. Family will receive friends from 2-4pm, with a service immediately following. Interment will be at the Evergreen Cemetery, Spencer, NY with military honors. In lieu of flowers, family asks for donations to be made to a charity of one's choice.- Elmira Star Gazette, September 14, 2010

Russell "Russ" E. Cook, 91, left this world to join his wife of 59 years, Loretta Benjamin Cook on September 12, 2010. He is survived by his sons, Michael (Etsuko) Korpi, and Alan (Carole) Cook; his daughters, Donna Cook and Darlene Cook Sims; fourteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren; his brother, Maurice; his sister-in-law, Beulah Johnson; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Cyrus and Clara (Grow); his son, Arnold "Rusty"; his brothers, Keith, Henry, Philip, Cyrus Merton and Clifton; his sisters, Pauline (Cook) Abbey and Mildred Cook.  Russ served our country as Staff Sergeant in the Army Air Corps from 1941-1945. He was a tail gunner during World War II and flew over 66 missions. He was awarded the Air Medal and Three Oak Leaf Cluster. He was part of the distinguished unit the B-26 Marauders, which were noted by President Roosevelt for exceptional performance in the line of duty. A memorial service for Russell will be held on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at the Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer, NY. Family will receive friends from 2-4 pm, with a service immediately following. Interment will be at the Evergreen Cemetery, Spencer, NY with military honors. In lieu of flowers, family asks for donations to be made to a charity of one's choice.  Ithaca Journal - September 14, 2010

CURRY William F. Curry
Was born August 15, 1922 in McVeytown, PA the son of the late Lloyd C. and Lorma (Freed) Curry died
peacefully on October 3, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 88. He was predeceased by his son, William T. Curry in 1975 and sister Mary Ann Cordes in 1991. He is survived by his daughters, Michaele Ripley and Mary Ann Johnson; four grandchildren all of Las Vegas, NV. William was a long time American LaFrance employee and former iron worker in Las Vegas. He was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corp and proudly served his country during WWII and Korea. He was an honorary member of the Southport Volunteer Fire Department. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. where the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Curry Military Honors. He will be laid to rest in the Mattawana Cemetery in McVeytown, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 6, 2010

DeMUNN Robert L.
91 of Falmouth, ME, formerly of Binghamton, NY, died peacefully on August 20, 2010. Bob was born on February 4, 1919 in Elmira, NY and was a graduate of Binghamton Central High School. He served in World War II as a pilot in the army air core. Bob lived a long and active life. He was an avid outdoorsman and gardener, and was known for his quick wit and sense of humor. He was predeceased by his parents, Frank L. DeMunn and Norma F. Bailey, and one sister, Jane A. DeMunn. He is survived by his wife Anna and her family, and his numerous nieces and nephews. A small burial service for family and friends will be held Sunday, September 5, 2010 @ 3:00 in the Rock Stream Cemetery, in Rock Stream, NY.- Elmira Star Gazette, September 4, 2010

DeBERARDINIS John DeBerardinis Jr.
89, of Clearwater, FL, and formerly of Elmira, NY, passed on October 1, 2010. John was born in Ossining, NY and was a 60 year Union Carpenter, WWII Vet and Avid Golfer. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary. John is survived by his son, Frank; also three brothers and two sisters. There will be a visitation and service on Monday, October 11, 2010. In lieu of flowers etc., please donate to your local Hospice in his name or to a Children's Charity in his wife Mary's name. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 7, 2010

FISHER John D. "Jack" Fisher
7, of 124 Rader Ave., Cogan Station, died
Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 at his home. He was born September 20, 1922 in Duboistown a son of Royal and Sarah Dangle Fisher. Jack attended local area public schools, and was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II, piloting B-25's. He loved flying. He was a member of the American Legion Post 104 of Montoursville and a lifetime member of the Wheel Inn. His 50 years of continuous membership in the International Union of Brick Masons and Allied Craft Workers was a source of pride to Jack and his family. Jack was predeceased by his sister and two brothers. He is survived by his wife of 64 years the former Mary Louise Snook; his daughter, Terry (Philip) Wolf; two granddaughters, Heather (Douglas) LeBlanc and Heidi (Edward) Davis, Jr.; and three great grandchildren, Brian, Michael, and Deirdre. At his request the funeral and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, we welcome donations be made to either the Susquehanna Home Health and Hospice, c/o Providence Health System Foundation, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701, or to the Lycoming County S.P.C.A., 2805 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701, for Jack was a lover of dogs and animals. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.- Williamsport Sun Gazette, September 20, 2010

FOLLETTE Harold Leonard
CLIFTON SPRINGS, FORMERLY OF NEWARK, NY — Harold Leonard Follette, 89 went into the open arms of his Lord and Savior on Sunday, October 10, 2010. Family and friends may call Friday (Oct. 15) from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Woodlane Community Church, 5694 Woodlane, Newark, NY 14513. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday (Oct. 16) at 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow in East Newark Cemetery. In memory of Mr. Follette please consider donations to the Woodlane Community Church. Mr. Follette was born the son of the late Wallace and Harriet (Hickey) Follette on November 13, 1920 in Newark, NY. He was a graduate of Newark High School in 1940. The funeral home proudly flies the Army flag in honor of his service to our country during WWII. Mr. Follette worked for Newark Developmental Center as an Electrical Technician for many years. He was a member of Woodlane Community Church where he served as Deacon for a period of time. Over the years he had also served as Choir Director and custodian. Mr. Follette greatly enjoyed music and sang with a group known as the Rose City Ensemble. He also enjoyed woodworking, photography and was a perfectionist in everything he did. Mr. Follette will be remembered by his loving wife of 65 years Lois (Schweitzer) Follette; daughter Gail (Stephen) Walker of Newark; sons Timothy (Janet) of Williamson and Richard (Sandra) Follette of Painted Post; four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; brothers Robert of Perinton and Roger Follette of Newark; sisters Barbara Masclay and Marion (John) Regan of CT and Lucille Baker of KY; many nieces and nephews. Mr. Follette was predeceased by his brother Fred and sister Betty Baker. - Corning Leader, October 13, 2010

GILBERT William F.
Age 84, was reunited with his beloved wife, Alice, on October 1, 2010. He is survived by his 5 children, Mary Ann (Jay) Johnston of Brockway, PA, Terri (Jim) Auckland of New Market, VA, Susan (Tim) Krotz, of Anaheim, CA, Bill (Amy) Gilbert of Bentley Creek, PA and Michael Gilbert of Auburn, NY; 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; as well as sisters, Jane Blanchard and Marlene Shutts; brother W.H. Gilbert, and many nephews and nieces. Bill joined the US Marine Corps at age 17 and served his country in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He was stationed on the USS Ticonderoga aircraft carrier as a Machine Gunner. The ship experienced heavy fighting and survived both torpedo and kamikaze attacks as well as a typhoon that destroyed other US ships. He was on board the Ticonderoga in Tokyo Harbor during the bombing of Hiroshima and was among the first Marines to go ashore on the Pacific Islands to notify Japanese soldiers that the war had ended. He later re-enlisted and served in the Korean War. Bill married Alice Diveny on June 28, 1946. In addition to raising their family, they enjoyed golfing together and Bill won many local golf and bowling championships. During his career, he worked in the roofing industry, then at Kennedy Valve and later became a mold maker at Thatcher Glass. After his retirement from Thatcher, he worked as the starter at Soaring Eagles Golf Course for 25 years. A long time contributor to youth sports in Elmira, Bill coached Small Fry football for 25 years as well as serving on the Board of Directors. He was inducted into the Elmira Sports Hall of Fame in 1974 as a contributor. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, October 3, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, October 4, 2010 at 12:15 p.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Church at 1:00 p.m. Military honors will be held outside the church immediately following the mass. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Bill's memory made to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 2, 2010

GOODWIN Peter J. "Pete" Goodwin
87, of 728 Rakestraw Road, Montoursville, died
Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on Feb. 6, 1923, in New York City, New York, the son of Elmer and Madeliene (Hickey) Goodwin. His parents were residents of Monroe, N.Y. Pete's mother died
when he was 7 years old and then his father died
four years later when Pete was 11 years old. Pete had a stepmother, with whom he spent time with, but until college he also spent a lot of his time in boarding schools and summer camps. He attended Brooklyn Prep in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mt. St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg, Md., and after the war, he attended the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University, N.Y. on the G.I. Bill. During World War II, he was a member of the U.S. Navy (LT JG) spending most of his time on the U.S.S. San Diego, which was assigned to the Fast Carrier Task Forces (TF 38 and TF 58), in the Western Pacific. He earned six Battle Stars, as well as two Battle Stars for the Liberation of the Philippines (First and Second Battles of the Philippine Seas). The U.S.S. San Diego was a veteran of the Pacific Fleet, earning eighteen battle stars in the Pacific Theater. She was the flag ship of the Task Force, entering Tokyo Harbor at the end of the war and the first ship to dock on Japanese soil. Mr. Goodwin was aboard the ship during these operations. There is a monument recounting the ship's exploits on the waterfront at the San Diego Harbor, Calif., and among the items covered by the monument are the names of the 1809 crew members who saw services on the ship. Mr. Goodwin was married to Margaret S. Goodwin in St. John's Roman Catholic Church, Goshen, N.Y., on May 15, 1948. They spent fifty-five great years together. Mrs. Goodwin died
Dec. 7, 2003. They had two sons, Peter J. (Susan) of Cleveland, Tenn., and James S. of New York City, N.Y. James's wife, Babbette (a medical doctor), died
April 3, 1998. In addition to his sons, he is survived by his granddaughters, Amy J. Goodwin of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Allison M. Goodwin of Chicago, Ill.; a grandson, Gordon T. Goodwin of New York, N.Y.; brother-in-laws, Asa J. (Nancy) Strong of Dallas, Texas and Joseph (Virginia) Strong of Hyde Park, N.Y.; and his sister-in-law, Doris Strong of Goshen, N.Y. There are also several nephews and nieces in New York, Virginia, Oregon, and Washington. Predeceasing Pete, besides his parents, were the parents of Mrs. Goodwin; his sister, Madeliene and her husband Arthur (Capt. USN); his brother, Frank and his wife Katherine.  In 1947 Mr. Goodwin started his business career with Arthur Andersen & Co. Accountants and Auditors in New York City. In July 1953, he started work for Avco Lycoming, Williamsport, Pa. From his initial position as staff assistant to the controller, he proceeded to become assistant controller, controller, vice-president and assistant general manager (1965-1974) and vice-president and general manager (1974-1983). Mr. Goodwin retired in 1983. Among the organizations he was associated with are: the Board of Directors Divine Providence Hospital (1967-1989, President of the Board 1972-1989); Director Emeritus Divine Providence Hospital (1989-Present); Authority Member Williamsport Regional Airport (1967-2010, with a six-month hiatus January to June 1968); Board of Directors Williamsport National Bank (1976-1995); Susquehanna Bancshares Inc. (1986-1995); Susquehanna Bancshares Leasing Co., Inc. (1986-1995); General Aviation Manufacturers Association (1974-1983); Helicopter Association (1981-1983); Blue Cross of Northeastern PA (1978-1983); and Lycoming Housing Authority (1978-1981). Mr. Goodwin was a member of the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Montoursville, a member of Holy Name Society, CCD teacher (1959-1974), lector and commentator (1960-early 1980s), and in 2007 was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council. He was an avid golfer, being a member of the Williamsport Country Club and Sombrero Club in Marathon, Fla. He loved to follow sports on television, especially football (college and pro) and golf. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12:00 noon, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St., Montoursville, with Monsignor Stephen D. McGough as celebrant. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: The Class of 1943 Scholarship Fund, Mt. St. Mary's University, 16300 Old Emmitsburg Road, Emmitsburg, MD 21727 or to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 800 Mullberry St., Montoursville, PA 17754. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, October 19, 2010

GRANT Lauris Levi
Lauris Levi Grant, 92, formerly of Elmira, NY, died
on Saturday, September 4, 2010 in Norwich, VT surrounded by family and friends. Lauris, whom everyone called "Laurie," was born on August 13, 1918, the son of the late Irene Gardener Copp Grant and Levi Evremond Pageth Grant of Beverly, Massachusetts. The family moved to Lynn where Laurie spent most of his growing years. Laurie was the first in his family to earn a college degree. He attended Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, relying on his track scholarship, loans, and several part time jobs to pay for tuition. Laurie was co-captain of the track team his senior year and held the freshman high jump record at Tufts for nearly two decades. Laurie went on to achieve his degree in Electrical Engineering in 1940. He met his bride at Tufts, the love of his life, Dorothy Hall Lewis, an English major, who hailed from Medford. They were married on June 22, 1941 and continued to live in the Boston area where Laurie was employed in the sales department of Westinghouse. In 1944, Laurie joined the Navy and was commissioned as Lieutenant JG. He was among those in the research think tank that developed SONAR, which saved many lives during the remainder of World War II, subsequent wars, and during peacetime ocean minesweeping. Laurie was also on the development team for underwater television, in a wartime collaboration between General Electric and the Navy. After the war, Laurie worked for Westinghouse Electric Corp. until 1975. His reputation as an "idea man" quickly moved him into marketing management and from the Boston office to Pittsburgh, PA and ultimately Elmira, New York. From 1975 to his retirement in 1983, he was the Vice President of Marketing for Hardinge Brothers, Inc. in Elmira, NY where his innovative marketing methods expanded the company to the worldwide marketplace. Laurie loved telling his children and later his grandchildren stories filled with lore and wisdom. He had a sense of humor and companionship that attracted many friends. He is pre-deceased by his wife, Dorothy, of 63 years and leaves three children, Edwin Grant and his wife Ruth of Vergennes, VT, Elizabeth and her husband Percy Young of Thetford, VT, Sarah Garcia-Grant of South Berwick, ME; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. His four brothers and one sister predeceased him. The family is planning a military service for a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Salvation Army, 44 Lake Street, Elmira, NY 14901, check memo in memory of Lauris Grant. Alternatively, please donate to Veterans of Foreign Wars NY, check memo: "VFW Military Services," "Operation Uplink" or "Unmet Needs" in memory of Lauris Grant, and mail your check to VFW Post 901, c/o Andy Pavlina, quartermaster, 113-115 Keefe Street, Elmira, NY 14901. - Elmira Star Gazette, September 21, 2010

HAGER Warren Leslie Hager Jr.
90, of Jersey Shore, died
Sunday, September 12, 2010, in Jersey Shore Manor Care. He was born June 22, 1920, in Renovo, the son of Warren L. II and Miriam Thompson Hager. Warren was a loving husband of Maxine L. Hager, with whom he shared 62 years of marriage prior to her passing on February 8, 2007. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran serving on the U.S.S. San Juan. Warren was employed by the Lock Haven Hammermill and the AFL-CIO, United Paperworkers International Union. He was a life member of the West Branch Beagle Club. A member of the Wings of Williamsport and Wings over Piper. Warren is survived by his son, Norman L. (Terrie) of Avis; five grandchildren, Aaron E. (Carrie) Hager, Norman L. II (Denise) Hager both of Jersey Shore, Nichole R. (Sherman) Shadle of Avis, Eli R. Hager, Carisa Probst of Glenside, Pa. and Maxine M. Hager of Jersey Shore; six greatgrandchildren, Amy, Leslie and Haley Shadle, Kyleigh, Hadley and Mason Hager; also a brother, Kenneth T. (Phyllis Jean) Hager of Montoursville. He was preceded in death by a son, Rodney E. Hager in 1994, two brothers, Charles and Donald Hager of Lock Haven. In keeping with Warren's wishes, his services will be held privately. Arrangements are being handled by the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home," 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore.- Williamsport Sun Gazette, September 14, 2010

HERMAN Jack Herman
87, of Jefferson St., Schuylkill Haven, died Friday, September 10. Mr. Herman was born in Cogan Station, Pa., on October 18, 1922, the son of the late Abram and Cora (Campbell) Herman. He was predeceased by four sisters and two brothers, and was the widower of Esther (Painton) Herman, who died in March 1985. He was a graduate of Williamsport High School and a member of The First Baptist Church, Pottsville. He served in the signal corps of the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He retired from Bell of Pa. and subsequently worked as a real estate appraiser and broker in the Schuylkill Haven area. Mr. Herman was a member of the John F. Laedlein Lodge #707 F&AM of Williamsport, Shriners International and the Bell Telephone Anthracite Pioneers. He served on the School Board of the Schuylkill Haven Area School District for many years, as well as the board of the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29, and was president of both boards for a number of years. He was an active volunteer for programs that benefited his community, particularly as a literacy tutor. Mr. Herman enjoyed many trips throughout the world, including Scandinavia, Mexico, Ireland, Alaska, Canada, Turkey, Australia-New Zealand, Britain and many trips to Russia. Those who knew Jack will remember his kindness and his sense of humor. Surviving are his companion, Jean D. Schoffstall of Pottsville; nephew, Jack F. Conser of Boynton Beach, Fla.; and nieces, Susan J. Myers of Spencer, W.Va., Ann C. Curley of Potomac, Md. and C. Lu Conser of Carlisle, Pa. Funeral services and interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family. A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church, Pottsville at a future date. Memorial donations may be made to the Masonic Home, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022-2199; Schuylkill Haven Free Public Library, 104 Saint John Street, Schuylkill Haven PA 17972; or Schuylkill Haven Area EMS, 320 North 9th Street, Pottsville, PA 17901. Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home, Inc. of Schuylkill Haven has been entrusted with the arrangements.- Williamsport Sun Gazette, September 14, 2010

HIGLEY  Thomas E. Higley
87, of Elmira, NY, formerly of Sayre, PA died
on October 10, 2010 at home. Thomas graduated from Waverly High School in 1941. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was employed with the Valley Joint Sewer Authority as Superintendent. He was a member of the Mark Twain Barber Shop Quartet, and the Hibernians. Thomas is survived by his wife, Clara at home; his children and their spouses, Susan and Charles Halton of Sayre, PA, Rosemarie and John Ephlin of Sayre, PA and Thomas and Karen Higley of Sayre, PA; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Martin of Elmira, NY and Mattie Miller of Sayre, PA; and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Corner of High St. and St. Joseph's Blvd., Elmira, NY with the Rev. Rick Farrell officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., Athens, PA. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Thomas's memory for his son's transplant. Send all donations to the: Thomas M. Higley Fund, C/O: First Citizens National Bank, 308 West Lockhart Street, Sayre, PA 18840. Thomas is the son of Thomas E. Higley who is awaiting a transplant. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 12, 2010

HOGAN Edward C. Hogan, Sr
of 3 Orange St. Waverly, NY. died
on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010 at his home. His family was his life, and his greatest joy was being a father, grandfather and a great-grandfather. After graduating high school, Edward enlisted in the Army Air Corp where he was trained as a fighter pilot and received an honorable discharge in 1946. He graduated Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y. in 1950, and received his Masters from the University of Buffalo, in Buffalo, N.Y in 1952. He was a Chemistry teacher at Waverly High School for 28 years, after which he worked for the Village of Waverly and Waverly Treatment Plant. Edward was born on August 19, 1925 in Sayre, Pennsylvania and is the son of the late Edward A. Hogan and Anna Mae (Lougher) Hogan. Edward is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Alice Eleanor (Burke) Hogan, whom he married in 1952; Daughters: Alice Mary Hogan of Freeville, NY and Ann Hogan of Waverly, NY, and Son: Patrick (Lou Ann) Hogan of Waverly, NY; Brothers: Robert Hogan of Waverly, NY, David (Sheree) Hogan of Kirkwood, NY, and Joseph Hogan of Hyde Park, NY; Sisters: Mary (Joseph) Burkhart of Boca Raton, FL, and Margaret Kelly of Hyde Park, NY; Son-in-law: Thomas Fraley, Sr. of Phoenix, AZ; Grandchildren: Jessica, Eric, KatieAnne, Thomas, Jr., Joseph, Kristin, and Sabrina. Seven Great-Grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Edward is predeceased by his parents Edward & Anna Mae (Lougher) Hogan, a brother Richard Hogan, and a son Edward C. Hogan, Jr. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home 625 Broad St., Waverly NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 10 a.m. at the St. James Church of the Blessed Trinity Parish on the corner of Chemung and Clark Streets in Waverly, N.Y. Burial will be held in St. James Cemetery, Waverly, NY. Memorial contributions in Edward’s name may be made to: The Waverly Free Library on 18 Elizabeth Street, Waverly, N.Y. 14892 or the Valley Food Pantry, 418 Waverly St., Waverly, N.Y. 14892. - Sayre Morning Times, October 13, 2010

HORTON Ralph - A longtime resident of Fairway Ave. Southport died
unexpectedly Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at home at the age of 85. Born on February 17, 1925 in Sayre, PA, Ralph was the son of the late Luther P. and Edna M. Horton. He served his country in the United States Air Force during WWII and received recognition for his outstanding marksmanship. Following the war he married Barbara Hand on November 6, 1948. Ralph was employed for 37 years by Trayer Products as an Engineer until his retirement. He was a member of Riverside United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Church of Sayre, PA and the VFW Post #901 of Elmira. Anything attempted, Ralph excelled in. His interests included woodworking, bowling, golf, sailing, antiques, caning chairs, ceramics and rug making. He took great pride in his work. Surviving is his loving family, wife and companion of 62 years, Barbara Hand Horton, Southport; their children, Diana L (Tim) Thomas, Elmira; Kay Robinson, Wooster, OH; grandchildren, Jennifer (Craig) Masker, Karin Thomas, Colleen Labuski and Heather Lubuski; great grandchildren, Rowan Labuski, Meredith Masker, Jack Masker and Riley Labuski; sister, Hilda McDonald, NJ; nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Ralph was predeceased by his brothers, Wallace, Donald (Betty), and David (Marie) Horton. There will be a Celebration of his life announced at a later date. - Elmira Star Gazette, September 30, 2010

HOUSEKNECHT Burdell Charles Houseknecht,
92, of 911 Chippewa Road, Muncy, died
on Monday, September 27, 2010, at the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit.  Born December 19, 1917, in Hughesville, he was a son of the late Charles Irvin and Ida (Temple) Houseknecht. On March 25, 1951, he married the former Esther Leavy at the Muncy Baptist Church. Together they celebrated 51 years of marriage until her death on May 24, 2002. At a young age, Burdell assisted his father on the farm, and in 1942 he voluntarily joined the U.S. Army. During World War II he parachuted behind the fighting lines in Italy, France, Belgium and Germany. He was also stationed in England and helped liberate the death camp in Buchenwald, Germany. After spending 39 months in the service, and achieving the rank of corporal in the 826th Aviation Airborne Division, Burdell returned home in October 1945. Following the war he was employed at the former Modecraft and at Old Fort Nursery.  Burdell was a member of Muncy Baptist Church and the Edward J. Smith Post #3428 American Legion, Muncy. He was extremely fond of cats and had many during his lifetime. Burdell loved his grandchildren and talked about them frequently.  Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Elaine and John Russell of Indianapolis, Ind.; two grandchildren, Justin and Farrah Shultz of Lakeland, Fla.; two caregivers; and many nieces and nephews, including Clyde Miller and Barbara Houseknecht.  The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at Grenoble's, 121 S. Main St., Muncy. Officiating will be his pastor, Rev. Scott Warren. Burial with full military honors will follow in Muncy Cemetery.  Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, September 29, 2010

HUFFMAN Raymond W. Huffman
84, of Wyalusing, died
on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa. He was born on June 3, 1926, in Wyalusing, Bradford County, Pa., a son of the late Fred and Georgia (Meeks) Huffman. Ray is a graduate of Wyalusing High School Class of 1944, and has been a lifetime resident of the Wyalusing area. He served in the U.S. Navy assigned to the USS Scribner (APD122) during World War II. Ray worked for Huffman Brothers in Wyalusing, and for the Wyalusing Borough. He was member of the V.F.W; was an active member of Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534, and served as Chaplain for the Honor Guard. Ray enjoyed reading, music and singing, and he loved to visit with his many friends and comrades. He leaves surviving brother and sister-in-law, Lloyd and Katherine Huffman, of Wyalusing; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Larry Kneller, of Merryall; sisters-in-law, Theresa Huffman of Wyalusing and Peggy Huffman, of Wyalusing; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Alfred, Levi, Melbourne, Andrew and Norman; and by a sister, Gladys. No services will be held and burial will be at sea per Ray's request. Memorials may be directed to a charity of one's choice in memory of Raymond W. Huffman. - Towanda Daily Review, October 14, 2010

KENSINGER Jesse L. Kensinger
87, of Brodheadsville died
Sept. 16th at home. Loving husband of the late Edrie (Kehoe) Kensinger. Loving father of Kathy Corby & husband Robert of Sciota; Thomas Kensinger & wife Betty of Hughesville. Brother of Ruth Eichelberger, of Saxton and Virginia Robb of Huntington; four grandchildren: Barbara Spearko, William Bruce, Lisa Walburn & Julie Kensinger & seven great grandchildren. He was an engineer at Bell Telephone in Altoona and Harrisburg for many years until retiring. He was a World War II Army veteran. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Sept. 20th at Our Lady Queen of Peace, Gilbert. Viewing 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 19th and 10 to 10:30 a.m. Sept, 20th at Gower Funeral Home, Gilbert.  Interment Buena Vista Cemetery, Brodheadsville. Memorial donations to Our Lady Queen of Peace, P.O. Box 38, Brodheadsville, Pa. 18322. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, September 18, 2010

KLING William Blaine Kling
83, of Ames Place, Williamsport, died
in his sleep, Thursday, Oct. 14 2010, at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital. Bill, as he was known, was born in Williamsport Hospital on Aug. 22, 1927, to the late Sidney Reid Kling and Fredella M. (Koch) Kling and at the age of 2 years moved to White Deer, Pa. He attended a one room school at White Deer High School at Watsontown where he graduated, and at the age of 17 years he enlisted in the U.S.M.C. He served 4 years during WWII and was discharged honorably in 1949. He worked for Avco Corp. until his retirement in 1989. Bill was a retired member of the U.A.W. local 787. A life member of L.O.O.M. No.1396 of Mifflinburg, Pa. and a life member of the American Legion Post 323 of Watsontown, Pa. and 4th Gap Hunting Camp in Union County. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, James (who was killed in an auto accident at the age of 12 years); two brothers and one sister.  Bill was an avid hunter and fly fisherman until his health prevented him from participating in these activities. Surviving are his wife Eva M. (Krause) Kling; five daughters, Rosemary Kling, Debra Watts, Barbara (Keith) Crossgrove, Vickie Marino, and Sonya (David) Yost; two sons, William Kling, Jr. and Eric (Sue) Kling; five grandsons, John Watts, Cory Marino, Zachary Marino, Jarad Yost and Daniel Yost; three granddaughters, Jamie (Barry) Vought, Heidi Kling, and Kelly Kling; and one great-grandson, Zachary Rebuck. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Bill's name may be made to The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.  It was Bill's wish that there be no memorial service or visitation. Immediate family members will hold a small private gathering at a later time. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, October 17, 2010

KOCH Jean M. Baldwin
91, died on Oct. 5, 2010, at Williamsport Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 20, 1919, the daughter of Phillip J. and Clara C. (Sponhouse) Koch in Williamsport, Pa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Merald E. Baldwin, who died
Dec. 10, 1985, and a daughter, Nancy Lambert. She was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II, enlisted on February 22, 1943, as a U.S. Navy Wave and left her service in February 1944 at the rank of Yeoman-2nd Class. Later retired from nursing at West Jersey Hospital, Voorhees, N.J. in 1981. She was a member of the First Church of Christ (Disciples). She is survived by daughters, Patricia Ash, Tucson, Ariz. and Pamela La Flamme of East Stroudsburg, Pa.; two sons, Richard Troutman and Robert Troutman, both of Williamsport.; sister, Barbara Bowes of Williamsport and five grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to Jean's Life Celebration service 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home," 500 W. Fourth St., with Rev. Kenneth Weiss officiating. Interment will follow at Montoursville Cemetery. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, October 8, 2010

Age 87 of 321 Highland Ave., Elmira, died on Monday, September 20, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Mary of 65 years; son, James P. Krcmarich of Valpariso, IN; grandsons, Ryan M., Indianapolis, IN and Jeffrey M. (Rachel) Krcmarich of Chesterton, IN; brothers, Charles Krcmaric, Edward (Arlene) Krcmaric, Matthew (Norma) Krcmaric, Richard (Judy) Krcmaric; sisters, Irene (Charlie) Bachelor, Sister Mary Agnela, O.S.F.; sister-in-law, Betty Krcmaric; brother-in-law, Don Wass; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by parents, Zora and Peter Krcmaric; daughter-in-law, Sally J. Krcmarich; brothers, Joseph, George, Robert and John; sister, Helen Wass. Peter was a US Navy WWII, Korean and Vietnam Veteran. He was a member of American Legion (Elmira), Fleet Reserves, Civil Service Employee, a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church and its Holy Name Society, retired from US Navy as a Chief Yeoman and the Office of Mental Health at the Elmira Correctional Facility, enjoyed golfing and bowling and was a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a donation to Christ the Redeemer Parish for Our Lady of Lourdes Church.

LUKACHOVIC Stephen C. Lukas
93, of Shaffer Lane, Jersey Shore, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, in the Manor Care Health Center in Jersey Shore. Born May 17, 1917 in Dunellen, N.J., he was the son of Stephen and Vincencia Lukachovic. His wife, the former Charlotte M. Lueddeke, preceded him in death April 12, 2005, they were united in marriage May 2, 1942. He retired as a designer from the Worthington Corp. of Plainfield, N.J. During World War II, Stephen served his country in the U.S. Army. Surviving is a son Stephen P. Lukas, of Jersey Shore; two grandchildren, Stephen Scott Lukas, of State College and Stephanie Lynn Weaver, of Lock Haven. Also, two great-grandchildren, Abigail Morgan Weaver and Tyler Evan Weaver. Funeral services will be Monday, Oct. 4, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. in the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon and from 11:30 a.m. until the time of services in the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Jersey Shore Cemetery, with full military honors conducted by the Jersey Shore Honor Guard. Rev. David McCoy will officiate. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, October 2, 2010

MAPES Delmar H
Corning, N.Y. — Delmar H. Mapes, age 87, of Corning, died
on Friday, September 3, 2010 at Absolut Care at Three Rivers.  He was born on August 5, 1923 in Corning, the son of Harry and Almeda (Robyler) Mapes.  He married Betty Cosgrove on March 16, 1946 in Corning.  Delmar graduated from Corning Free Academy and served in the US Army Air Force during WWII in India.  He retired from Corning Inc. following over 50 years of service, and he was a member of the Corning American Legion.  Delmar enjoyed woodworking, golf, and reading.  He loved the New York Yankees, and he liked to travel.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.  Delmar is survived by his wife, Betty; daughters, Janet (Walter) Rice of Lincolnton, North Carolina, Karen Parsons of Addison, and Nancy Turner of Radford, Virginia; grandsons, Jason (Jennifer) Rice, Damon (Lora) Rice, Michael (Michelle) Parsons, Jamie Parsons, Ryan Turner, Brock Turner, and Colby Turner; and five great-granddaughters.  He also has sisters-in-law, Marion Cosgrove of California and Christine Cosgrove of Watkins Glen; brother-in-law, David Lyons of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.  There will be no calling hours.  Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Delmar’s life on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at 11:00 am at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street in Corning.  Burial will follow at Hope Cemetery in Corning.  Those wishing may make donations to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830; to Absolut Care at Three Rivers, 101 Creekside Drive Painted Post, NY 14870; or to the American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, NY 14609-5896. - Corning Leader, September 4, 2010

McILWAIN Roderick (Rod) McIlwain
88, of Plainville, died
on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010. He was the beloved husband for 67 years to Betty Lou (Gilbert) McIlwain. He was born on Dec. 29, 1921, in Washington, D.C. to the late Joseph and Lillian (Waburton) McIlwain.  Rod was raised in Ralston and Jersey Shore, Pa., attended what is now Lycoming College, and worked at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Md. In Dec. 1941 he enlisted in the U.S. Army Field Artillery and attained the rank of Sergeant. In 1943, he married his love Betty in Corvallis, Ore., where he was attending an Army Specialized Training Program at Oregon State College. He fought in Europe under Generals Eisenhower and Patton. After the war, he settled in Conn., and was employed for General Electric for 37 1/2 years before retiring in 1984. He enjoyed cross country traveling with Betty, wood crafting, model railroading and could always be found with his puzzle book. He is a man of great integrity, who will be sorely missed. Along with his loving wife Betty of Plainville, he leaves his son, Gary McIlwain and his wife Carol of Calif.; his daughter, Sandra Wilson and her husband William of Pa.; two grandchildren, Joanna Brabec and Steven McIlwain; and two great-grandchildren, Rachel Ann and Timothy James Brabec. He was predeceased by his sister Elaine McIlwain. A graveside celebration of Rod's life will be held on Oct. 30, 2010, at 11 a.m. at West Cemetery. Following the burial the family will have an open house from 12 to 2 p.m. for all to come and visit. Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville, is assisting the family. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, October 15, 2010

MILHEIM Maynard (Hon) Milheim
90, a resident of N. Market St., Muncy, died
on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, at his residence. Born in Moreland Twp., Lycoming County, Pa., on Thursday, Feb. 26, 1920, he was the son of the late Ezra and Rhoda (Temple) Milheim. He was the husband of Harriet R. (Rupert) Milheim with whom he celebrated a 62nd wedding anniversary on Nov. 29, 2009. Maynard honorably served during World War II with the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division in the European theatre. He landed on D-Day at St. Mary Glees in a glider and participated in the Battle of the Bulge. Maynard was retired from the shipping and receiving departments of Sprout Waldron's at Muncy. He had previously been employed by Mode Craft, Rochelles and Issac Decker's. Maynard was a member of the Muncy Presbyterian Church. He was a life member of Edward J. Smith V.F.W. Post 3428 at Muncy, and a member of Muncy Lodge No. 299 Free and Accepted Masons; the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Williamsport and the Zafar Grotto at South Williamsport. He enjoyed gardening, upholstering and collecting coins and toys. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law, Dale M. and Sharon Milheim, Sarasota, Fla., Doyle L. Milheim, Muncy; two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia A. and Lynn Wilson, Muncy, Paula S. and Randy Bolig, Lakeland, Fla.; one sister, Pauline Black, Loyalsock; seven grandchildren, Sean Milheim, Chadd Milheim, Jason McHenry, Brad Wilson, Misty Prokop, Cortney Bolig and Kaylyn Bolig; four great-grandchildren, Jayden Wilson, Logan Phillips, Sara Kunda and Logan Milheim; and his beloved dog, Romeo. Maynard was preceded in death by six brothers, Alvin, Delbert, Jesse, Myron, Clayton and Clarence Milheim and three sisters, Ethel Cotner Stroup, Helen VanHorn and Mildred Dame. Funeral services will be conducted from the Muncy Presbyterian Church, E. Penn St., Muncy at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, with Reverend Paul E. Toms III, his former pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Muncy Cemetery. Graveside military honors will be accorded by the joint veterans organizations. Friends may call on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 N. Main St., Muncy, where a Masonic memorial service will be conducted by Muncy Lodge No. 299 at 8:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Muncy Presbyterian Church, E. Penn St., Muncy, PA 17756. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, October 14, 2010

MILLER Stanley T. "Snapper" Miller
85, of Pennsdale, died Oct. 6, 2010 at The Gatehouse. He was born June 2, 1925, in Unityville, a son of the late Harry O. and Ruth (Houseknecht) Miller. June 15, 1989, he married Janet Marie Loudenslager, who survives. His first wife, Sally L. Day, whom he married in 1950, died in 1988. Stanley attended the Fairlawn CMA Church, Cogan Station. He graduated from Hughesville High School, Class of 1944 and drove truck for Halls Motor Trucking Co., for many years. Following retirement, he owned Millers Antiques and Collectables until 1996. Earlier in life, he worked on the family farm and was a lumberjack. Snapper loved working with his antique kerosene lamps and was known as the neighborhood "Mr. Fix-it." He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Okinawa. He was a member of Teamsters Local No. 764, Eureka Lodge No. 355, Montoursville; and a life member of the Williamsport Consistory. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Arlene O'Connor, Rutland, VT , a brother, Carl W. Miller, Picture Rocks and his cats, Peek-a-boo and Socks.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Swisher and a brother, Lawrence G. Miller Sr.  In honoring Stanley's wishes, there will be no services. Arrangements are entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Masonic Hall Association, c/o George J. Casella, 407 Allen St., Montoursville, PA 17754. -  Williamsport Sun Gazette, October 10, 2010

MOON Bucky Moon
82, of Candor, NY died
Monday, September 27, 2010 at Lourdes Hospital following an extended illness. He was born June 27, 1928 in Owego, NY the son of the late Elmer and Maude Backer Moon.  Bucky served in the U.S. Navy during WW II in the South Pacific in the Marshall Islands.  Bucky had his own band called White Lightnin Express then later formed the Country Connection. He was inducted into the NYS Cortland Country Music Hall of Fame and Tioga County proclaimed July 18th as Bucky Moon Day. Bucky was a Tree Surgeon for many years. He enjoyed camping, fishing, traveling, and watching the Yankees and Giants. Bucky was always ready to help anyone who needed it, and he was a friend to everyone he ever met.  He is predeceased by his sons Brad and Andrew, sisters Hilda Shirley, Emma Morrison, Hope Burdick, Inus Moon, Alice Holsworth, and Ada Sanford, and brothers Chucky Moon and Billy Moon. Bucky is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years Donna at home, children Yvenna (Malcolm) Berean of CA, Renee (James) Hover of Smithboro, NY, Vicki (Gary)Tucker of Owego, NY, Michael (Anna) Moon of Tioga Center, NY, Lisa (Cheryl) Moon of Endicott, NY and Emily Moon of Candor, NY, numerous grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, a brother and his wife Gardell and Gladys Moon of Horseheads, NY and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. At the request of family, there will be no calling hours or services. Arrangements are under the care of Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., Athens, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Bucky’s memory to the: Lourdes Hospice, 169 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY  13901  - Lowery Funeral Home obituary, September 29, 2010

MOYER Chester Philip Moyer
Age 97 of Hammondsport, NY; Sebastian, FL and formerly of Horseheads died
on Wednesday October 13, 2010. Chester was born on July 11, 1913 in Larksville, PA the son of the late Peter and Catherine Moyer. Mr. Moyer was a Veteran of WWII serving his country with the U.S. Navy. He was a retired technician for IBM and worked at Soaring Eagles Golf Course. Chester married his wife Patricia Spear Moyer on September 24, 1977 and they just celebrated their 33rd Wedding Anniversary. Mr. Moyer was pre-deceased by his 11 brothers and sisters and by his wife Stella M. Moyer. Chester is survived by his wife Patricia Moyer; sons and daughters-in-law: Philip and Pat Moyer of Mechanicsburg, PA; Chester and Therese Moyer of St. Louis, Missouri; David and Mary Moyer of Hammondsport, NY; Michael and Priscilla Moyer of Green Castle, PA; step children: Eugene Garlick of Mt. Clair, VA; Dr. Le Ann and Rev. Keith Conover of Smock, PA; Gerald and Sally Garlick of West Simsbury, CT; Carol Sue Garlick of Orange, CT; 15 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Friday October 15, 2010 from 6-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday October 16, 2010 at St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads at 9 AM with the Rev. Christopher E. Linsler Officiating. Interment in St. John's Cemetery in Dallas, PA where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Moyer. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 14, 2010

MULBERGER Richard E. Mulberger Sr.
age 83, of West Lake Road, Penn Yan, died
Friday, October 15, 2010. Friends and family may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, October 18 at the Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, 201 E. Elm St., Penn Yan. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 19 at St. Michael's Church, Liberty St., Penn Yan, NY. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Keuka Comfort Care Home, PO Box 107, Penn Yan, NY 14527. Richard was born in Williamsport, Pa. on December 8, 1926, the son of the late John and Mary (Garman) Mulberger. He was a member of the 1939 "Lycoming Dairy", the first ever Little League Team of Williamsport, Pa. and was inducted into the Little League Hall of Fame in Williamsport. He also played semi-pro baseball for the City of Williamsport. Dick served in the US Army from February 21, 1945 to August 31, 1946 receiving the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was the owner and operator of Dick's Texaco in Penn Yan from 1950 to 1985. He also drove school bus for the Penn Yan Central School District. Dick was a member of the Johnson-Costello American Legion Post No. 355, a communicant of St. Michael's Church in Penn Yan, and an avid hunter. In addition to his parents, Dick was predeceased by his wife, Mary K. Mulberger in 1995; his brothers, John and Joe Mulberger; and his sisters, Mary Livermore, Elizabeth Thomas, Helen Kaliefe, and Emily Shiernman.  Richard is survived by his children, Richard E. (Deborah) Mulberger Jr., Robert M. (Pamela) Mulberger, Barbara Mulberger, Theresa (Michael) Farrell, and David R. (Theresa) Mulberger; his grandchildren, Kevin (Britta) Mulberger, Rachel (Daniel) Santevecchi, Jason (Jennifer) Mulberger, Alicia (Colin) Diehl, Megan Thorpe, Erin Farrell-Prong, Bethany Parsons, Isabelle Parsons, and Jessica Mulberger; great grandchildren, Emma, Joseph, Marcel, Mary, and Kaylyn; sisters, Beatrice Cohick and Dorothy Wheeler both of Williamsport, Pa. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, October 17, 2010

OBREMSKI Zigmund L. (O.B.) Obremski
of 923 Cherry St., Montoursville, died
Friday September 3, 2010. He was born in Askem, Luzerne Co. the son of Joseph and Frances Kasprinski Obremski.  He started working in The Family grocery store before he entered the Pennsylvania State Police where he served for 30 years. During his years with the State Police he served as a Garage Inspector for four years and Quarter Master for eight years. Upon his retirement he was asked to start the shuttle service for Fairfield Ford where he worked for eight years.  Zig was a veteran of WWII serving in the Army Air Force. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bingo, and gambling. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Montoursville, and was an Eagle Scout Leader when the program started at the Church. Zig was also a member of the F.O.P., the T.P.A., and the Retired Veterans.  He was preceded in death by brothers Joseph and Theodore, and by his sisters, Mary Barnes and Irene Zymiejewski.  He is survived by his wife Jennie with whom he would have celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on November 22; his nieces, Charlotte (Richard) Duffy, Mary Anne (Shawn) Dunne, and Teresa (Robert) Youngblood; his nephew, Eddie (Jan) Barnes, and 16 great nieces and nephews.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St. Montoursville with the Rev. Michael McCormick as Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville where a Rosary will be recited at 5:45 p.m.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Susquehanna Home Health and Hospice, c/o Providence Health System Foundation, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.- Williamsport Sun Gazette, September 5, 2010

PIERCE Lloyd E. "Peter" Sr.
Age 88, of Tyrone, NY died Saturday, September 4, 2010 at The House of John, in Clifton Springs, NY. Friends may call from 10:00 – 11:00 am Thurs. (Sept. 9th) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee; where a funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 11:00 am with Pastor Richard Schied officiating. Burial with Military Honor's will follow in Tyrone Union Cemetery, Tyrone, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the House of John 14 Spring St. Clifton Springs, 14432; the Tyrone Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 69, Tyrone, 14887 or the Weston Presbyterian Church, 510 County Rte 23, Dundee, 14837. Lloyd was born June 28, 1922 in Watkins Glen, NY, the son of the late Elmer and Cora Srecves Pierce. He graduated from Watkins Glen High School in 1939. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. On Sept. 28, 1946 in Watkins Glen he married the former Maude J. Dencenburg, she died
on June 17, 2006. A life long area resident, "Pete" as he was fondly called began his working career at Shepard-Niles Crane and Hoist Company. He also worked for a time at G.L.F. before it became Agway, and Ithaca Gun. A machinist by trade he eventually became a supervisor for Ingersoll-Rand in Painted Post, where he retired after 25 years in 1981. Mr. Pierce was a member of the Weston Presbyterian Church, a Life Member of the Tyrone Volunteer Fire Dept.; and Watkins Glen VFW Post # 2674; a member of the Watkins Glen Elks Lodge #1546, a former member of the Tyrone Odd Fellows; and a former Board of Director of the Schuyler Co. A.R.C.. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being a part-time neighborhood plumber, and electrician. He is survived and will be missed by his daughter Judy A. (Bill) Sline of Romulus, NY; his son Lloyd E. "Skip" (Bonnie) Pierce Jr. of Wake Forest, NC; 4 grandchildren Sue (Damon) Nicholson of Seneca Falls, Mindy Ray of Sarasota, FL, Kristie Elliott and Adam Pierce both of Raleigh, NC; 4 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his wife, he was pre-deceased by a son George R. Pierce in 1994, 2 sisters, and 2 brothers.- Elmira Star Gazette, September 6, 2010

RACZKOWSKI Raymond "Ray" Raczkowski
born August 2, 1925 lived with purpose, as a teaching man who made a difference; resourceful, strong and selfless until he peacefully died
at home on September 19, 2010.  Born in Plymouth, PA, Ray was the son of Stanley and Stella Raczkowski (both now deceased) of Johnson City, NY. He is the husband of Norma J. Raczkowski, Pittsboro NC (and Owego, NY and previously Big Flats, and Skaneateles, NY) The father of six children; Laurie Cortright, Moscow, ID, Karen Radenberg, Odessa, NY, Rob Raczkowski, Stanford, CT, MaryEllen Raczkowski (deceased), Ron Raczkowski, Chapel Hill, NC and Norine Castle, Eagle, ID; grandfather to Jessica Cortright, Gerry Cortright, Daren Kendall, Tracy Bloom, Allison Bloom, Jessica Haischer (Radenberg), Jacqueline Raczkowski, Ryan Raczkowski, Taylor Raczkowski, Jocelyn Armstrong (Castle), Paige Castle, Macaire Castle, and Kira Castle; brother of Stanley J. Raczkowski of Silverthorne, CO; father-in-law to Joe Ferlito (Laurie), Robert Radenberg (Karen) and Amelie Raczkowski (Ron); Great Grandfather to Matthew Bryan Raczkowski (Ryan), Dylan Kendall (Daren), Zayah Cortright (Gerry); Best friend with Gerry Hink.  Ray retired in 1985 as an executive from NY Telephone (Verizon Communications) following 38 years of service. He was a believer and follower, with an uncompromisingly strong work ethic. A selfless man, he believed in helping others when and where it was necessary. Ray lived with simplicity, and was a "How to" type teacher for those willing to learn. He enjoyed fixing, making, doing and held the belief that something should be done right the first time or not at all. Ray was athletic and loved sports – water skiing, sailing, fishing and motorcycle maintenance. Ray was a consistent facilitator with a conservative approach to drive education and promote a strong work ethic. He was also a skilled craftsman, using the right tools and reusing materials to maintain, create, re-create and improve things.  Ray served our country in the US Navy during World War II and also in the Korean Conflict. He received the Asian Pacific Medal, American Theatre Medal, and the Victory Medal during his service time.  Currently arrangments are being made to celebrate Ray's life with a memorial service at on Saturday, October 30, 2010. The family will greet friends with a service and gathering at "The Farm", 926 Welch Road, Owego, NY 13827.  Please check back 10 days prior (September 20th) as times and directions will be listed!
We welcome stories and pictures!  Arrangements for Mr. Raczkowski are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service & Cremation of Pittsboro, NC. - Obituary from Hall-Wynne Funeral Home, September 28, 2010

ROWLAND Durverd L "DL"
Savona — Durverd L. “DL” Rowland age 92, of Center Street in Savona, NY died Friday, October 15, 2010 at the Bath Veterans Administration. DL was born in Corning, NY on February 25, 1918.  He was the son of Leo and Edith (Gurnsey) Rowland.  He graduated from Northside High School in 1936 and served in the Army from 1938 to 1945. During this time, DL was married to Agnes King in 1942 and was her adoring husband until her death in 2007. During WWII, DL served his country proudly.  He was part of the Big Red One and had received a Bronze Star for his commitment to the success of landing at the beaches of Normandy.  He never felt as if he was a hero, but his service to his country is a testament of his heroism. A hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. Christopher Reeves. He also had served in the Honor Guard for the Army in New York City at the World Fair. After the war, he returned to the area and went back to work at Ingersoll Rand until 1972.  He was Shop 6 foreman, 2nd shift, until his hearing loss ended his career.  He lived in the same house in Savona until his death that his wife had purchased while he was over seas.  He had been employed by Ingersoll Rand Company as a shop foreman until his retirement. DL was an avid gardener and loved the outdoors.  He was known for his perfect tomatoes.  He gardened up until his last remaining days at home. Durverd Rowland is survived by his daughter, Marla (William) Snyder of Oakfield, NY; three sons, Lynn (Regina) Rowland of Osceola, PA; James Rowland of Greensburg, KY, and Warren (Barbara) Rowland of Elk Grove Village, IL; sister, Jean Potter of Fort Payne, AL; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  DL was predeceased by two brothers, Robert and Raymond Rowland. Services will be held at the convenience of the family at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service inCorning, NY.  Burial will be in Bath National Cemetery. - Corning Leader, October 19, 2010

SAND Robert Morris "Bob"
Age 85, of Odessa, New York and Liverpool, New York, moved on unexpectedly September 6, 2010. Bob was born June 20, 1925 in Lockport, New York to Seaward A. and Gertrude Sand. He was pre-deceased by his parents and brothers Dr. S. Alwyn, Jr., Kenneth, and Paul, as well as his loving wife of fifty-four years, "Lulu". In 2006 Bob was fortunate to have met Nancy Frantzen, and finding love for a second time, moved to Liverpool, New York to reside with his new bride. Bob is survived by his loving wife of four years. Nancy was a welcome addition to the family and enriched Bob's life with her love and friendship. Bob graduated from high school in Niagara Falls in 1942. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1943-1946. He graduated from the College of Forestry at Syracuse University in June of 1950, where he met and married Betty Lou Stoune on July 29, 1950. The two embarked on their life journey together and settled in Odessa, New York. Bob dedicated a forty-year career as Chief Forester to Cotton-Hanlon Inc, retiring in 1991. The couple raised four children in Odessa and Bob resided there until "Lulu's" passing. Bob's passions included a love of the forest, and personal investment of service, counsel and finance into his community, individuals, and extended family. Bob received the Heiberg Award in 1988. In Memory of Professor Svend O. Heiberg, who first proposed the establishment of an association of landowners in New York State. The award is given for outstanding contributions in the fields of forestry and conservation. He was an active member of the New York Forest Owner's Association (NYFOA) and in 1993 was awarded a 30th Anniversary special recognition award from NYFOA. Bob was a Member of the NY Forrester's Association serving as both president and vice president. In 1963 he became a chartered member and later received a 50 year award for his service. He served as the Chairman of the SUNY-ESF Alumni Association at Syracuse University for four years, speaking at their commencement programs, advising the graduates to cut up their credit cards and to remember to kiss their mothers! Bob loved wilderness walks and could name any tree in the forest. He owned timberland in several states and counties and was still actively walking his property lines and lovingly marking his trees. Bob planted over 1,500,001 Christmas trees over his lifetime. Bob had an unfaltering commitment to his community and fellow man. He was a member of the Odessa Lion's Club for over 50 years, twice serving as president. He was a member of Liverpool First United Methodist Church as well as Odessa United Methodist Church. He funded the ESF Bauer Sand Scholarship Award, and gave extensively to the SUNY- College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY. His generosity extended to family, friends and strangers. He lived by the philosophy to give a hand up, and many of his philanthropic gifts were given anonymously. Bob's love for his family was bountiful. He provided moral support while at the same time encouraging independence. He took an interest in the lives of his four children; seventeen grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was the grand patriarch of an extended family that was spread over the country, and he was committed to bringing the family together for wonderful reunions. He travelled extensively with his family, marveling at the beauty this world had to offer. Now he is seeing this beauty front and center. Bob is survived by his loving wife Nancy; children: Dr. Mark Sand (Leslie) of Winter Park, Florida; Paula Sand German (Jack) of Provo, Utah; Lisa Sand Sullivan (Hal) of Chicago, Illinois; Kristen Sand Wooten (Aubry) of Atlanta, Georgia; Grandchildren: Gus German (Tammy); Katy Neumiller (Kurt); AnaLisa Larsen (Roger); Justin Sand (Meredith); Lance German( Megan); Laura Reynolds (Trenton); Matthew Sand; Elisabeth German; Christopher Sand; Ryan Sand; Mark Sullivan; Aron Wooten; Will Sullivan; Maura German; Molly Sullivan; John Sullivan and Robert Dorsey Gibson, and eight great-grand children. Bob is survived by his loving brother Dr. David Sand, and loving sister Gwendolyn Sand Holmes, and many beloved nieces, nephews and life-long friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Liverpool First United Methodist Church, 604 Oswego Street, Liverpool, New York 13088, or to Odessa United Methodist Church, 305 Church Street, Odessa, New York 14869. The family will receive friends from 9:00-11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at Liverpool First United Methodist Church. Funeral services will immediately follow at 11:00 a.m. Family and friends are invited to a 4:00 commitment service at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Odessa, New York.- Elmira Star Gazette, September 12, 2010

SAUNDERS Donald R. Saunders Sr.
Age 86 of Elmira, NY, died
on Friday October 8, 2010 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He is survived by his wife Janice H. Saunders, Children, Michael (Sharon) Saunders, Donald Jr (Susan) Saunders, Eileen (Donald) McCall, Mary (Gary) Davenport, Mark Saunders and Margaret Saunders; step children, Jack M (Rhoda)Lewis and Marsha (Patrick) Prentice; 14 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Donald was predeceased by his first wife Marian Saunders. He was a World War II Veteran in the Army Combat Paratroopers with the 596th Engineering Battalion, and of the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team. He was a member of the Elmira Heights American Legion,, member of the Horseheads Elks, also the Horseheads Loyal Order of Moose. Donald retired from the Elmira Heights School District after teaching Algebra for 21` years. For 50 plus years. Donald was an Usher at St Mary's Church. Also a Member of the NYFLU Airstream Association, WBCCI. Family and Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday October 12, 2010 at 10:00 AM in St. Mary's Church (Southside) 224 Franklin Street, Elmira, NY. Those wishing may make memorial's to the Air Conditioning Fund at St Mary's Church, 224 Franklin Street Elmira, NY 14904. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 10, 2010

SAWYER Eugene L.
Eugene "Gene" L. Sawyer, 83, of 195 Scottsdale Dr., Mifflinburg, formerly of Bentley Creek, PA and Melbourne, FL died
on Monday, August 30, 2010. He was born March 18, 1927 in Bodines, PA, the son of the late Harry Clayton and Lenna (Condon) Sawyer. Gene was married to the former Laura (Jeannie) Jeannette Comfort who survives. They were married on July 31, 1948 in Southport. After attending Canton High School, Gene served honorably in the United States Navy during World War II aboard the USS Winooskie and worked at Remington Rand before starting his career as a third generation family member with the Pennsylvania Railroad. He also worked for Dalrymple Construction Co. prior to moving to Melbourne, FL where he retired from the Brevard County Department of Roads and Bridges. Gene was active in the Ridgebury Volunteer Fire Company, Bentley Creek, served as a Boy Scout leader, Little League Umpire and as a Justice of the Peace. Gene was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mifflinburg where he served as a volunteer for Group Workcamps and supported the missions program. Gene will be remembered for being able to fix or repair anything, enjoying swimming, hunting, fishing, wrestling, bowling, eyeing up the corner pieces of the cakes and brownies, hiding candy from Jeannie and snuggling with his dogs Heidi and Holly. In addition to his wife of 62 years, Gene is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Keith and Kimberley Sawyer of Mifflinburg; five grandchildren and their spouses, Nikoya and Bret Reiswig of Freeport, FL, Michelle and Mark Tovey of Sunbury, Russell and Jennifer Sawyer, and Joshua Sawyer all of Mifflinburg, Nicole and Clayton Gessner of Virginia Beach, VA; four great-grandchildren Scotty Reiswig, Alexis Sawyer, and Keaton and Kylee Tovey; three sisters-in-law Helen Sawyer and Elsie Grover, both of Elmira, NY and Roberta Riggan of Indian Harbour Beach, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews. Gene was preceded in death by one son Glenn Merrill Sawyer; one brother Robert "Bob" Sawyer; and one sister Dorothy Sarro. A memorial service to celebrate Gene's life will be conducted at 11 am Wednesday, at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 404 Market St., Mifflinburg, with Rev. James Rill, officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 am and a luncheon will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Gene's memory to the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 404 Market St., Mifflinburg or to a charity of the donor's choice. Funeral arrangements are by the Roupp Funeral Home Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road. Mifflinburg.- Elmira Star Gazette, September 1, 2010

SCUTT Albert E (Duz)
TITUSVILLE, FL —  Allison E. Scutt (Duz), 84, died
Monday (October 11, 2010) at the Parrish Medical Center of Titusville. He was born August 5, 1926 in Olean, NY, son of the late Milton and Muriel (Wells) Scutt of Friendship, NY.  Allison was a World War II Veteran of the 9th Army Air Force, an avid Ham Radio operator, and a private pilot with a passion for J3 Piper Cubs.  He retired after 34 years with the Dominion Gas Company (Congas) of Sabinsville, PA. He is survived by Helen (Womer) Scutt, wife of 59 years; sons Barry E. Scutt of Batavia, NY and Christopher M. (Kimberly) Scutt of Murrysville, PA; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; several nieces, nephews and cousins. A sister, Carol (Harry) Omeara of FL and predeceased by a brother and sister-in-law, Robert W. (Margaret) Scutt of Friendship, NY. A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church in Westfield, PA in the spring. Allison will be laid to rest in the Utopia Cemetery located in Friendship, NY. - Corning Leader, October 15, 2010

SELLINGER William E. Sellinger Jr.
86, of Linden died
Friday, September 10, 2010, at Manor Care, Jersey Shore, Pa. He was born October 26, 1923, in Salladasburg, a son of William E. and Grace A. (Ensinger) Sellinger. William was married to the former Hazel Walker Brown on May 2, 1964, sharing 25 years of married life until her death on May 16, 1989. William graduated from the Williamsport High School, enlisted with the U. S. Army Air Corps, and worked for GE in Towanda before his career with Avco Lycoming; William had retired after 28 years with Avco Lycoming in 1984. He was a member of the NRA. William enjoyed gardening, reading, railroading, coins, fishing, traveling, good conversation and ecological issues. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Hazel; his brothers, James Zerby, Robert G. Sellinger, Albert Ensinger and Eddie Ensinger; his sister, Edith Jackson. He is survived by two sons, William E. Sellinger III of Salladasburg and Ronald L. Sellinger of Linden, Pa.; a stepson, Robert L. Brown of Albany, N.Y.; two daughters, Connie E. Pawlak of Indiana and Diane E. Rothrock of Harrisburg; a step-daughter, Doris M. Merrified of Lock Haven; 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends and relatives are invited to William's committal service on Friday, September 17, 2010, at 4 p.m. at Salladasburg Cemetery with Military Honors from the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County. William's Life Celebration memorial service will be at 6 p.m. following the committal at the Agape Fellowship, 485 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701 with the Rev. Dale Rintelman. Family and friends will share in fellowship meal following the service in the fellowship hall. Family will provide the flowers and suggests that memorial contributions can be made to the Salvation Army, 457 N. Market St., Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are being handled by the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd. 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore.- Williamsport Sun Gazette, September 14, 2010

SENNA Walter Forrest Medeiros
Bradford, N.Y. — Walter Forrest Medeiros Senna, age 91, succumbed after a long battle with Alzheimers and entered into eternal rest on Thursday, September 16, 2010.  Born and raised in the New Bedford and North Dartmouth, MA area, Walter established a reputation as one of the best young competitive golfers in Massachusetts.  While in college Walter chose to enlist and served his country honorably in the Army Air Corps during World War II.  After four years in the military, Walter resumed his life’s passion of golf.  He became a member of the Professional Golfers Association in 1946 and was appointed Head Professional at Marlboro Country Club in Marlboro, MA; Walter then became Assistant Professional at Rock Springs Country Club in West Orange, New Jersey.  Shortly thereafter, he was appointed Head Professional at the prestigious Arcolo Country Club in Paramus, New Jersey in 1949, where his tenure spanned 31 years.  Just a few of Walter’s career golfing accomplishments were: qualifying and playing in two National Amateur Championships; the first at Winged Foot Country Club in Westchester, NY in August of 1940, and the second in Omaha, NE in August of 1941.  Later in Walter’s competitive play at the Bermuda Goodwill Tournament Golf Championship in 1963 at Riddles Bay Golf Course, he shot a course record 64. Walter also won the Jamaica Jamboree in 1972, and also broke the course record 65, which stood until the Johnnie Walker World Championship, last won there by Fred Couples in 1995.  In concluding his competitive golf career, Walter qualified for the 1982 US Senior Open at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, at the age of 63.  After retiring from Arcola Country Club in 1979, he and his wife Janet relocated to Jupiter, Florida where he continued to support young golfers by becoming the Director of the Palm Beach County Amateur Golf Association.  After the death of his wife Janet in 2004, Walter relocated to Bradford, New York to live with his daughter, Mariann.  Walter is predeceased by his loving wife of 54 years, Janet Bauer Senna.  He is survived by three sons, Brain (Barrie) Senna of Sparta, NJ, Robert (Sue) Senna of Raleigh, NC and Sandy (Cori) Senna of Mooresville, NC, daughter Mariann (Andrew) Millan of Bradford, NY; sisters, Debra Berlow of Princeton, NJ and Cindy (Ted) Pilling of Breckenridge, CO; eight grandchildren, Jason Millan, Kimberly (Craig) Millan Gelder, Brian Senna, Shannon Senna, Robby Senna, Alisa Senna, Nicole Senna, Clayton Senna and two great grandchildren, Ben and Alexis Millan.  Walter was a dedicated family man, a great golf instructor, an excellent player and a fine gentleman who was always highly regarded for his integrity, honor and genuine concern for others. With Walter’s passing we are reminded of the fading heros of “The Greatest Generation” and we must never forget the sacrifice, commitment and contribution Walter and his contemporaries made for our country and freedom we enjoy today.  Rest in peace Dad, the void created by your passing will only be filled when we are all together again.  We love you deeply, and you will be missed always! A graveside service with military honors will be held on Monday, September 20, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Bath National Cemetery with Reverend Jeff McDowell officiating.  Memorials in Mr. Senna’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 435 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14320. - Corning Leader, September 19, 2010

SICK Richard (Dick) Joseph Sick
83, of North Fort Myers, Fla., died
Aug. 14, 2010. He was born Jan. 3, 1927 in Towanda, Pa. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army as a tank gunnery instructor. He graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College, Mansfield, Pa., then initially taught four years of junior high science in Phoenix, N.Y., followed by 30 years as a chemistry teacher at Johnson City (N.Y.) High School. He also served as Johnson City School District's science coordinator, retiring in 1985 and moving to Florida where he has lived for 23 years. He is survived by: his loving wife of 55 years, Rita R. Sick; one son and daughter-in-law, Richard Walter and Kathleen Sick of Marietta, Ga.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Jeffrey Saltzman of Pleasantville, N.Y., and Louise and Raymond Wescott of Cortland, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, Kristina, Samantha and Richard Jacob Sick, Audrey Saltzman, Amanda Luce, Christopher and Logan Wescott; and a sister, Frances McNeal of Port Charlotte, Fla.  Arrangements by National Cremation Society, North Fort Myers, Fla. Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the American Heart Association American Heart Association American Heart Association American Heart Association . - Towanda Daily Review, October 2, 2010

SPAAR John F. Spaar
85, of Loyalsock Twp. died peacefully at home October 15, 2010, after an extended illness. He was born October 1, 1925, in Emmaus, Pa. a son of the late John R. and Mabel S. Hausman Spaar. John retired as a Claims Representative for the Hartford Insurance Company, and was a Navy veteran of WWII serving on the USS Overton. He was a life member of the Texas Blockhouse Fish and Game Club, was a member of the West Branch Motor Boat Association, and was an avid hunter, fisherman, and enjoyed shooting skeet. On November 7th he would have celebrated his 57th wedding anniversary with his wife the former Patricia Taylor. Surviving in addition to his wife is his son, Christopher J. (Karen) Spaar of Kellyburg; his daughter, Stephani A. Spaar of Sacramento, Calif.; three grandchildren, Michael, Jessie, and Stephen, and three great grandchildren. John was predeceased by a brother Leo J. Spaar. A private ceremony will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Trout Unlimited, Susquehanna No. 44 235 W. Houston Ave. Montgomery, PA. 17752. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, October 17, 2010

STROUP Earl D. Stroup
97, of 1636 Chestnut St., died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 at Manor Care South. Earl's wife, Jean, died on May 6, 2009. Earl attended St. Luke Lutheran Church and was an Army veteran of World War II. Born Sept. 22, 1912 in Troy, Bradford Co., he was the son of Arthur and Nettie Laccome Stroup.  Private burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.- Williamsport Sun Gazette, August 29, 2010

TANGUY Rev. Robert (Bob) Wilson Tanguy
loving husband, father, grandfather, pastor and friend died
at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community on Sunday, August 29. Born December 5, 1926 in Greenville, Bob was the son of the late Clair Daniel and Lillie May Baker Tanguy.  Bob served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pa. in 1951, and his Master of Divinity degree from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 1954. Ordained to the United Presbyterian ministry in May 1954, Bob served pastorates in Harrisville and Uniontown, Ohio; East Liverpool, Ohio; Jersey Shore, Pa. and the Middle Octorara United Presbyterian Church of Quarryville, Pa. He also served as visitation pastor of First United Methodist Church, Lancaster, Pa. Bob was a member of the Presbytery of Donegal, U.P.C.U.S.A., in which he served as Moderator in 1978. He served on the Ecclesiastical Responsibilities Committee and as a member and chairman of the Committee on Ministerial Relations. Bob was Stated Clerk of the Presbytery from 1986 to 1991. Bob is survived by his wife of 57 years, Rose; daughter Debra (Jack) Herlocker; daughter Nanci (Rick) Caskey; son R. Douglas (Lynne); son W. Scott (Jan); six grandchildren, Stephanie (John), Kevin (Janice), Nicole, Stacey, Joelle, Jarid.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a funeral service at the First United Methodist Church, corner of Duke and Walnut Streets, Lancaster, Pa. at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 19. Friends may call at the Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, 141 E. Orange St., Lancaster, Pa., from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 2. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Please omit flowers. If desired, contributions may be sent to the First United Methodist Church, 29 E. Walnut St., Lancaster, PA 17602; Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive; P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125; or Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community, 625 Robert Fulton Hwy, Quarryville, PA 17566.- Williamsport Sun Gazette, September 4, 2010

87, formerly of Troy, Pa., died
Sept. 4, 2010 in Dunnellon, Fla. He was a retired Air Force colonel and a command pilot. As a fighter pilot, he flew a P-47 Thunderbolt (Bloom’s Tomb) with the 406 Fighter Group 514 Squadron in Europe, and had three kills as well as nine on the ground. He also flew F-80 Shooting Stars in Korea. Among his numerous medals, he was awarded three Distinguished Flying Crosses, 22 Air Medals, and the Belgium Order of Leopold with Silver Palms.  After retiring from the Air Force in 1966 with 26 years of service, he went to work for GE’s Aircraft Engine Group for 16 years and has assignments both in Evendale, Ohio, and Madrid, Spain. "JC” had a bachelor of business administration from Ohio State University and a master of international affairs from George Washington University. He was also a graduate of the Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, Pa. In addition, he was a 1966 World Skeet Champion. He is survived by his son, John Clark (JC) Van Bloom; grandchildren, J. Clark (JC) Van Bloom, Michele Newman and Alicia Gieleghem; and great-grandchildren, Darian Van Bloom, Skyler Van Bloom and Madeline Newman.  “JC” will be intered at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., with his beloved wife of 63 years, Mary Rita (nee Loomis) of Sayre, Pa., and new his daughter, Mea Karen Gieleghem.  Arrangements by Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon, Fla. - Sayre Morning Times, September 7, 2010

Corning, N.Y. — Kenneth Voorhees age 93, of Painted Post, NY died
on Sunday, October 17, 2010 at Corning Hospital. He was born in Lebanon, NJ on June 4, 1917, the son of Frank and Mattie Voorhees.  He had been employed by IBM Endicott, NY for 38 years, and had been an assembler.  He served in the Army from 1943 to 1946 during World War II where he had received the Purple Heart, and was a member of the John P. Eaton Post of the American Legion in Corning and the Town of Erwin Senior Citizens. He is survived by his wife of 70 years,  Margaret; daughter-in-law, Ann Voorhees of Corning,; granddaughter, Christine Voorhees of Waynesboro, VA; grandson, Michael Voorhees of Binghamton; sister-in-law, Dorothy Voorhees of Basking Ridge, NJ; nephew and niece, Robin Voorhees and Jann Voorhees of Basking Ridge, NJ.  Kenneth was predeceased by two brothers, Alavah and Elias Voorhees, and by his two sons, David and Donald. A Graveside Service will  be held on Friday, October 22 at 2:00 PM at Hope Cemetery on Park Avenue inCorning with Reverend Glenn Kennedy officiating. Memorials may be directed in Kenneth’s name to Corning Community College Library, The Donald Voorhees Memorial Fund, 1 Academic Drive, Corning, NY 14830-3299 - Corning Leader, October 19, 2010

87, of 15859 W. Lake Rd, Pulteney, NY, died
Thursday, September 9, 2010, at the Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born February 6, 1923 in Pulteney, the son of Walter and Gladys Potter Walrath. Ed retired from Gold Seal Winery where he was a press operator. He was an avid gardener, diehard Yankees fan, and loved country and western music. He was an Army veteran of WWII, serving from 1941-1945, and was awarded the American Defense Service Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal and the Distinguished Unit Badge. Surviving are his daughter, Jerine (Doug) Faber of Pulteney; sons, Calvin (Sharon) Walrath of IL, Marvin Walrath of IN; sisters, Joyce Burke of Waterloo, Elizabeth Hammond and Jean Daggett, both of Penn Yan; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. There will be no prior calling hours. Graveside services will take place Saturday, September 18, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the Glen View Cemetery, Pulteney, where full Military Honors will be accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to the Pulteney Vol. Ambulance Corp, PO Box 56, Pulteney, NY 14874. Arrangements are by the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport.- Elmira Star Gazette, September 14, 2010

WALTMAN Ned E. Waltman
86, formerly of Watsontown, died
Wednesday, September 8, 2010, at the Rose Tree Place Assisted Living Facility, Media, Pa., where he had been residing for the past year. Born March 10, 1924, in Allenwood, he was the son of the late John and Helen (Fry) Waltman. A 1941 graduate of Montgomery High School, Ned went on to obtain his bachelor's in Industrial Engineering from General Motors Institute, Flint, Mich. He served in U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945 in the 69th Infantry Artillery Division in the European Theatre. Ned retired from General Motors, Trenton, N.J. in 1988 after 45 years of service. Ned was a member of the Watsontown American Legion and Montgomery Historical Society, and Faith Chapel United Methodist Church in White Deer. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Lee S. and Molly Waltman, of Minneapolis, Minn.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Beth and Jim Hoffman, of Media, and Cheryl and Henry Hannam, of Forest, Va.; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; a brother, John Waltman, of Watsontown; and a sister, Marvene Elliott, of Lewisburg. He was preceded in death by a son, Ned E. Waltman Jr., and a brother, Max E. Waltman. Friends are invited to call at Brooks Funeral Home, 124 Main St., Watsontown from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, where the funeral will be at 12:30 p.m. with Pastor Wayne Shamer officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Montgomery.- Williamsport Sun Gazette, September 9, 2010

Age 84, of Jackson, SC, died
Thursday, September 2, 2010 at his residence. A memorial service was held Satufday, September 4, 2010 in the Shellhouse-Rivers Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Watkins was born in Elmira, NY, a son of the late Margaret Watkins. He served in the US Army during WWII, and was a member of the American Legion Post #442 for over 60 years. He had been a resident of Aiken County for the last 8 years, and was an avid sportsman. Mr. Watkins is survived by his beloved wife, Shirley Seymour Watkins; three daughters, Patricia (Vincent) Maglio, Aiken, Paula Jo (Steven) Peterson, Elmira Heights, NY, Dawn Johnston, Jackson; two sons, Dale (Gloria) Watkins, Cabot, VT, Duane Watkins, Warrenville, SC; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Sheldon Quimby, Port Ewen, NY, Roger Quimby, CA; and special family friend, Mitzy Axon. The family has requested that memorials be made to the Savannah River Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 3694, Aiken, SC 29802, or the St. Paul United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 600 Main St. New Ellenton, SC 29809.- Elmira Star Gazette, September 7, 2010

WOLCOTT George Phillip Wolcott
age 88, of Bradenton, FL died Monday October 4, 2010 in the comfort of his cottage along Keuka Lake, in Dundee, NY. There are no prior calling hours. A memorial service with Military Honor's will be held at 3:00 pm Saturday (Oct. 9) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee, NY, with Rev. Lucinda O'Leary officiating. The family will greet family and friends at a reception immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Ontario-Yates County Hospice Assoc., 756 Pre-Emption Rd., Geneva, NY 14456. George was born Dec. 21, 1921 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Phillip Theodore and Nora Baldwin Wolcott. On July 3, 1941 in Montour Falls, NY he married the mother of his children, the former Helen Gregory; she died
on May 19, 1989. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 - 1946. Mr. Wolcott was a Foreman for B. F. Goodrich Tire Company in Akron, Ohio for 34 years, retiring in 1981. He has lived in Florida, since 1985, previously of Wadsworth, OH. On Jan. 25, 1997 in Bradenton, FL he married the former Elizabeth A. Palizay-Wilson. Together they attended the Calvary Baptist Church in Bradenton, FL; and spent their summers at the cottage on Keuka Lake. George will be fondly remembered as "A Gentleman"; and "A man who never met a person that remained a stranger." He is loved and will be missed by his wife "Betty" of Bradenton, FL; 3 daughters Delores "Dee" (Kent) Joachim of Wadsworth, OH, Phyllis (Ted) Sparks of North Highlands, CA, Carol (Bob) Wiedeman of Bradenton; a sister Ethel Warren of Barrington, NY; a brother Robert (Arlene) Wolcott of Williamsport, PA; a step brother James Neish of Horseheads, NY; 9 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; his wife's children Janice W. (Richard) Snyder of Honeoye Falls, NY, Craig ("Peggy") Wilson of Painted Post, NY, Donald (Karen) Wilson of Fairport, NY; and their 5 children. Besides his parents, and his first wife, he was pre-deceased by a half brother Phillip Wolcott. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 5, 2010

ZAWADA Frank A. Zawada
86, died
on Friday, September 24, 2010, at home. Born in Enfield, Conn., on April 30, 1924, he was the son of the late Frank and Anna (Zielinski) Zawada, and a 1942 graduate of Enfield High School. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he served as a AETM1/C in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre of War. After the war he entered college using the GI Bill and graduated from Indiana Institute of Technology with a BSEE and then worked for Raytheon Co., Power Tube Div., in Waltham, Mass. While working for Raytheon for 31 years and residing in Concord, Mass., he was awarded six patents on microwave electronic devices. In 1960 he received an MSEE from Northeastern University and was a MA Registered Professional Electrical Engineer. In 1980 Frank moved to Williamsport to work for Litton Electronic Devices, retiring in 1992. Frank is a member of the VFW, Post 7863 in Duboistown, Pa., and the American Legion, Post 1, along with being an avid Penn State football and New York Yankees fan. He was a communicant of St. Boniface Church in Williamsport. Frank is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Clara B. (Zamachaj) Zawada; four sons, Frank, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Michael, of Sudbury, Mass., Robert, of Groton, Mass. and John Carl, of Acton, Mass., and their wives and six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Josephine Zielski, of Rockville, Conn. and Jennie Dell'Aquilla, of Enfield, Conn.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9:45 a.m. from the Kozikowski Funeral Home, 565 Front St., Chicopee, Mass., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Chicopee. Burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Chicopee. Calling hours are Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 7863, 150 Shaffer St., DuBoistown, PA 17702. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, September 28, 2010

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