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 .
ALDINGER Lloyd Quentin Aldinger
85, of 270 Ridgecrest Circle, Lewisburg, and formerly of Loyalsock Township passed away Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. He was born Aug. 17, 1926, in York, Pa., a son of Lloyd and Evelyn Sipe Aldinger. Quentin was an Army Veteran having served in World War II and was a member of the V.F.W. of New Berlin and the American Legion in York County. He retired from Stroehmann's and was also a member of the Nisbet United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, the former Geraldine "Gerry" W. White, with whom he would have celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on Nov. 27; two sons, Steven L. (Christie) of Minden, Nev. and Brian L. (Carol) of Montoursville; a daughter, Kay E. (Ray) Zlockie of Lewisburg; four sisters, Vyvyan Schwartz of York, Pa., Stephanie Simon of Vineland, N.J., Patricia (Lawrence) Holt of Williamsport and Nancy J. Blackman of Mt. Clemens, Mich.; eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial will be held at the convenience of the family in the Montoursville Cemetery, with Rev. Dr. John Piper officiating. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville. Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 17, 2011
BEEBE Eugene Richard Beebe
Age 75, of 210 South First Street, Knoxville, PA, died Sunday, December 11, 2011 at his residence. He was born in Knoxville, PA August 31, 1936 to Oliver E. and Adaline Giantomasi Beebe. He was the eldest of four children. Gene graduated from Knoxville High School (Cowanesque Valley) in 1954. He entered the U.S. Navy in August 1954, serving 8 years. Gene was discharged from the Navy on August 30, 1962 in China Lake, CA. He was employed for Dresser-Rand for over 30 years, retiring in 1994. Gene was active in the Boy Scouts of America (Scout Master), Knoxville Little League (Manager), Knoxville Youth Baseball/Softball (Director), Knoxville Borough Council, Council President and Mayor. He was a member and President of the Knoxville TV Association, and he was a life member of the Knoxville/Deerfield Volunteer Fire Company. Gene was a member of the Westfield Lions Club, serving as secretary. In his youth he was a member of the First Baptist Church of Knoxville and he attended the Yoked Churches of Knoxville. Gene was a lifelong resident of Knoxville, PA and he loved his family and wished "God's Blessings" on them all forever! Survived by his wife of 45 years and best friend, Arloine Steadman Beebe; son, Scott E. (Terra Jane) Beebe, Knoxville, PA; stepchildren, Judy (Alan) Payne, Knoxville, PA, Sandra Marzo, Elkland, PA, David Wheaton, Knoxville, PA; mother, Adaline Beebe, Knoxville, PA; grandchildren, Anthony Marzo, Bree Vargeson, Chad Payne, Wade Payne, Trentyn Beebe, Taylor Beebe and Erynn Wheaton; great-grandchildren, Lily and Reed Vargeson, Payton Wheaton and Karrina Payne; sisters, Annette "Toni" (Jeff) Tracy, Knoxville, PA, Sandra (James) Johnson, Knoxville, PA, Connie Beebe and Stuart Potter, Sabinsville, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Oliver; and step son-in-law, Terry Marzo. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA, Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. A memorial service will be conducted Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Larry O'Dell, officiating. Interment in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Knoxville Boy Scouts Troop #22 and the Knoxville Youth Baseball/Softball Association. Star Gazette – December 13, 2011
BENTLEY Daniel H. Bentley
83, of Tioga, died on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, with his family at his side. He was born on Feb. 14, 1928, in Troupsburg, N.Y., a son of the late George and Martha (Reese) Bentley. He was a World War II veteran proudly serving with the United States Navy. Daniel enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and friends. He will be remembered best for his family and that everyone else's needs always came first even before his supper. Mr. Bentley is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Frank Horvath of Connecticut, Janet Gardner of Osceola, Mary Wheeler of Bath, N.Y., Bonnie and Darryl Thomas of Millerton, Laurie Donald of Mansfield, Sandra Bentley of Tioga; sons and daughters-in-law, Arthur and Roxanne Bentley of Big Flats, N.Y., Daniel "Barney" and Ruby Bentley of Tioga, Avery and Teresa Bentley of Mansfield, George and Tracy Bentley of Maryland, Kevin and Lisa Bentley of Tioga, 36 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a daughter, Sally Bentley. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Wilston Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Debbie Button officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to US Renal Care, Tioga St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Wellsboro Gazette - November 17, 2011
BLANCHARD Gordon "Gordy" Blanchard
Age 86, of Watkins Glen, NY, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday January 3, 2012. He was a Navy Veteran of WWII and member of the VFW #2674. He loved racing as a fan and was a driver in the '50s and '60s. He loved fishing and also was a mechanic who could fix or build just about anything. He is survived by brothers Albert (JoAnn) Blanchard and Robert (Mary Jane) Blanchard; numerous loving nieces and nephews; and lifelong friend Ethel Warren and her family; also many close friends. He was predeceased by wife, Catherine Poulas Blanchard; sisters and brothers in-law, Shirley (Ed) Drake, Alma (Tony) Berbary; brother and sister-in-law Raymond (Erma) Blanchard; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Tony (Rosemary) Poulas. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Saturday, January 14, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, with a Memorial Service with Full Military Honors following at 3:00 PM. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Montour Falls Cemetery, Montour Falls, NY. In lieu flowers, those wishing may make donations to the VFW #2674, 301 First St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891or to the charity of one's choice. Star Gazette – January 5, 2012
BROWN Warren Jerome Brown
age 88, born June 27, 1923, in East Smithfield, Pa., died December 25, 2011, in Satsuma, Fla. Warren is survived by his loving wife, Norma Young Brown. Throughout the years, Warren has shared the joy of family, dancing, traveling and creating a new home in Florida. Warren lived most of his life on the family homestead in East Smithfield, Pa., where he owned and operated a beef farm, as well as having a 30year career as foreman at National Homes in Horseheads, N.Y., and then later opened Brown’s Saw Sharpening Business. Warren was also the most loving and caring father of: Jack (Sandy) Brown, Patricia (Maynard) Parrish, Sharon (Dale) Crane, Jim Turner and Shelly (Louis) Tillinghast. Also survived by his sisters: Naomi Dumors, Irene Gunshaw; brothers: Wellman (Gloria) Brown, Wendell (Sue) Brown; and sister in-laws: Shirley Brown and MaryEllen (Ebo) Clifton. Warren dearly enjoyed time spent with his 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his mother, Theresa Bailey Brown; father, Francis Brown; 1st Wife Mildred (Lee) Brown; sons, Donald Brown and David Turner; three Brothers, Willard, Wayne and Walter Brown and three sisters, Juanita McClelland, Louise Stanton and Charlotte Stanton. Warren was a proud veteran, serving in the US Marines during WWII. He was a member of the VFW in Sayre, Pa.; American Legion in Elmira Heights, N.Y. and Loyal Order Moose in Waverly, N.Y. Warren was very active outdoors. He enjoyed farming, gardening, hunting and reading and solving puzzles. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, January 3rd at Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church at 11 a.m., 13255 Berwick Turnpike officiated by Pastor Rob Wuethrich. When I come to the end of the road, and the sun has set for me, remember the love that we have shared, and that will comfort thee. Sayre Morning Times – December 30, 2011
BROWNLEE Nelson G. Brownlee
88, formerly of 301 Gehron Parkway, Montoursville, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, in the Valley View Nursing Home. Born Feb. 26, 1923, in Oval, he was the son of Harry Brownlee and the former Florence Buck. Nelson was preceded in death by his wife, the former June M. Marks, June 8, 1987. They were united in marriage May 1, 1946. Nelson served as Executive Director of the Williamsport Regional Airport from 1966-1987 and had a passion for aviation. He was a loving provider to his daughter and his grandchildren. Nelson honorably served his country in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He is survived by his daughter, Janine M. (Joseph L. Moore) Strain of Williamsport; two granddaughters, Kendra (Marshall) Mort and Dyln-June Burkhart; one grandson, Joseph-Nelson (Lindsay) Moore; one great-granddaughter, Olivia Mort. Nelson was preceded in death by a son-in-law, James R. Strain. Funeral services will be Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at 1 p.m. in the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. Burial will be in the Jersey Shore Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Jersey Shore Honor Guard. No public visitation. Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 29, 2011
BURNSIDE Robert E. Burnside
07/28/1919 - 01/02/2012
Bob was born in Sidney, NY and spent his youth in Red Creek, NY. He worked briefly for Curtis Wright Aeronautical Corp as an aircraft mechanic before enlisting in the United States Navy in 1942. He served aboard the USS Hancock (CV-19) until 1946, when he returned to finish his college education at Oswego State College. He worked briefly for Ingersoll-Rand and taught at Northside High School before acquiring a position with the newly formed Xerox Corporation. He was always very proud to be among the first employees to occupy offices in the headquarters tower in Rochester. He would later bring his incredible people and training skills to Kodak. Upon retiring he moved to Watkins Glen, NY, where he would serve as a Schuyler County Legislator and Town of Dix Councilperson. He was a 26 year volunteer with RSVP and also served on volunteer committees related to Cornell Cooperative Extension, Schuyler County Planning Commission, Schuyler County Housing Council, Schuyler County mental Health, RSVP Advisory Council Office for the Aging, Child Abuse Task Force, Schuyler County Historical Society, Moreland Grange and Moreland Presbyterian Church. In addition, he helped with the school lunch program and fundraising efforts related to the Lake Country Players and Italian-American Festival. He was an active member in the American Legion, at one time filling the positions of Chaplain and Commander, and a member of the Elks and Moose Clubs. For three years, Bob shared his war experiences with the Horseheads Middle School students during World War II Teach-In Day. Bob was a great dad and husband, kind, caring and very patient, and amazing man who in later years through a positive attitude overcame many health issues. He thoroughly enjoyed being with people and would often visit the local nursing home and offer company to those in need. He was always ready with a quick joke or two for anyone that would listen. He will also be remembered for his love of anything related to trains and his yearly vegetable gardens. The whistle has blown and he has boarded a great steam train bound for heaven; we will all miss you. Bob is survived by his wife, Beverly, sons Robert, Scott, Steve DeMayo, David DeMayo, and sister Norma West, as well as many extended family members. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott, Inc. Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Friday, January 6, 2012 from 1 PM to 3 PM. His funeral and committal service will be held following visitation at 3 PM. In lieu of flowers, one may donate to Hospice Care of the Southern Tier or to a charity of one's choice. Star Gazette – January 4, 2012
BYRNE Colonel John Dalton "Sailor" Byrne, FA USA RET
04/08/1916 - 11/14/2011
November 14, 2011, San Antonio, TX. He is survived by Colonel and Mrs. (Janet Dalton Byrne) Thomas W. Otto, Jr., Dr. Thomas M. Sears and Candyce Byrne, Mr. and Mrs. (Robin Pickens) Michael D. Byrne; four grandchildren, John Otto and his wife, Michelle, Julianne Otto, Christopher Sears and his wife, Jennifer, Michael Sears; and four great-grandchildren, Emily and Elizabeth Otto and Michael and Benjamin Sears. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Maria Nielsen Byrne, LT USARNC; their infant son, Justin; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Joseph Byrne of Elmira, NY; his brother, Captain Joseph Laurence Byrne, ANG (442nd Regimental Combat Team, buried at Epinal, France); and his sister, Mary Alice Byrne of Elmira, NY. Colonel Byrne was a 1939 graduate of the United States Military Academy and a former student at the United States Naval Academy, Class of 1937. He was a graduate of Columbia University and the Army War College. He served during three foreign wars, WWII, Korea and Viet Nam, and was awarded the Silver Star, Legion of Merit (2), Bronze Star (2), Army Commendation Medal, and the Purple Heart. He served with gallantry and distinction in the 3rd Infantry Division, the 24th Infantry Division and the 2nd Armored Division. A gifted linguist, diplomat and writer, Col. Byrne's foreign tours included attaché duty in Stockholm, Sweden and Madrid, Spain. He was also assigned to the Joint Chiefs' Staff and was an Associate Professor of English at USMA and "Pointer" Advisor. Once retired from the Army, he taught English at the Peacock Military Academy in San Antonio, TX and the New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, NM, where he continued his lifelong dedication to the education of young people. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at the Army Residence Community in San Antonio, TX on December 8, 2011. Burial with his wife and infant son will follow at West Point in Spring of 2012. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to any of the following in memory of Colonel John Dalton Byrne: San Antonio Symphony, P.O. Box 658, San Antonio, TX 78293-0658, www.sasymphony.org; Roswell Museum and Art Center Foundation, 400 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 220, Roswell, NM 88201, www.roswellmuseum.org; National MS Society/LA, Attn: Tributes and Memorials/John D. Byrne, 2440 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 115, Los Angeles, CA 90064. Star Gazette – November 27, 2011
CONKLIN George L. Conklin
Rock Stream: 88, of Rock Stream, NY, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 9, 2011. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Saturday, November 12, from 2-4pm; with a funeral service following at 4:00pm. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Greeba (Hays) Conklin; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Alice Conklin of Reading Center; Gregory and Joetta Conklin of Rock Stream; grandchildren, Jessica, Jennifer, Jaclyn, and Andrew. He was predeceased by his parents, Claude and Bertha Conklin; and sisters, Claudia Switzer and Ella Andrews. He served during WWII, from 1942-1945, and served in the Battle of Normandy, receiving the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal and WWII Victory Medal. George worked for 26 years as Superintendent of Building and Grounds for Watkins Glen Central School from 1959-1985. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Humane Society of Schuyler Co.; 2386 CR-10 Alpine, NY 14805; Reading Community Church, PO Box 23 Reading Center, NY 14876; or the Watkins Glen Sports Booster Club, PO Box 267, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. Star Gazette - November 11, 2011
DeLAP Walter D. DeLap
age 86, of Fenderson Street Ext., Painted Post, died Wednesday, December 7, 2011, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Walter was born in Hornell on September 11, 1925, the son of Merton S. and Ruth (DeVinney) DeLap. He graduated from Moravia High School and served in the US Navy from 1943 until 1945 in the Pacific Theater where he received 16 Battle Stars. On June 14, 1946, Walter married Mary L. McCollumn in Hornell, NY. Walter was a Corrections Officer with the NYS Corrections Department where he retired in 1981 after 25 years of service. Walter was a life member of VFW Post 524, Corning; American Legion Post 1612, Big Flats, NY; and the Corning-Painted Post Masonic Lodge #168. He was a very proud Plank Owner of the USS Hornet. He was a caring man and an avid hunter and fisherman who was never known to turn down a good game of cards. A committed family man, Walter especially loved being with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary L. (McCollumn) DeLap; two daughters, Lois (Lewis) Tuma of Corning and Peggy Ann DeLap of Horseheads; one son, Walter M. (Elaine) DeLap of the West Indies; one brother, Richard E. (Mary) DeLap of Whitesville, NY; grandchildren, Scott (Sandra) Tuma of Painted Post, Rebecca (David) Carpenter of Corning, Walter D. DeLap II of Corning, and Zachariah DeLap of Skippack, PA; five great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Walter was predeceased by two sisters and two brothers. Friends and family are invited to greet the family Sunday, December 11th from 1 until 2 PM at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, where a memorial service celebrating Walter's life will be held at 2:00 PM. Burial will be in Chapel Knoll Cemetery, Painted Post at the family's convenience. The family respectfully declines flowers and requests donations in Walter's name go to: ABLE 2 formerly named Cerebral Palsey of Chemung County, 398 Old Ithaca Road, Horseheads, NY 14845. Star Gazette – December 9, 2011
FAIRMAN Walter B. Fairman
89, a resident of River View, Lewisburg, for the past three and ? years, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Evangelical Community Hospital. He had resided in the rural Turbotville area for many years. Born Oct.12, 1922, in Washington Township, Indiana County, he was the son of the late Lawrence D. and Aggiebelle (Johnson) Fairman. He married the former Mary L. Showers on Aug. 28, 1945, and they have celebrated 66 years of marriage. Walter graduated in 1940 from Indiana High School and from Penn State University in 1948. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in North Africa and Italy during World War II. He began his working years teaching Vocational Agriculture at Tuscarora Valley High School in Juniata County and then at Watsontown High School from 1950 to 1957. He left teaching to work as a Sales Representative of Equitable Life Insurance in the Williamsport district until purchasing the Raup Agency, Real Estate and Insurance, Danville, in 1964 and operated the business as the Fairman Agency, moving it to Watsontown in 1973. He retired as an associate broker of the firm in 1985. Mr. Fairman was very active in several civic and community organizations throughout his life including the Turbotville Lions Club where he enjoyed selling apple butter and collecting donations for their White Cane days, and the Watsontown American Legion. He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Watsontown for over 60 years where he had served as an elder and Sunday school superintendent. He was a moderator of Northumberland Presbytery and looked forward to the Wednesday morning men's breakfasts. Surviving besides his wife, Mary, a resident at RiverWoods, Lewisburg, are two sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry L. and Marcia Fairman, Montross, Va. and Walter B. II and Sandra Fairman, New Columbia; five granddaughters, Joy Schomig, Audrey Griffith, Abigail Fairman, Hannah Sommers, and Kathryn Fairman; six great-grandchildren, Laura and Jason Schomig, Corwyn Fairman, Conner Morrison, Colin and Cody Griffith; a brother and his wife, Lee and Margaret Fairman, Creekside, Pa. and three sisters-in-law, Thelma Fairman, Driftwood and Stella and Genevieve Fairman, both of Creekside. He was preceded in death by eight brothers, Jesse, Bert, Murray, Lawrence D. Jr., Milton, Blaine, Lowrey, and James Fairman and two sisters, Della Watterson and Hannah Eliza Spence. Friends are invited to call at First Presbyterian Church, 401 Main St., Watsontown, from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, where the funeral will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Paul A. Smith, his pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery, New Columbia. In lieu of flowers the family suggest contributions in his memory be made to the Memorial Fund of the First Presbyterian Church, Watsontown. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home, 124 Main St., Watsontown. Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 26, 2011
FERRULLI Nicola Ferrulli
age 88, of Wyalusing, Pa., died on Dec. 31, 2011, at the Wyalusing Valley Personal Care Home with his loving family at his side. Nicola was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Sept. 22, 1923, a son of the late Pietro and Lucia Cornacchia Ferrulli. He attended Boys High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. where he participated in numerous sports, including baseball and bowling. He was also an avid handball player. After school Nicola worked at the Brooklyn Naval Yard as a burner during World War II, during which time he met the former Assunta DeFrancesco of Brooklyn, N.Y. They were married on Sept. 15, 1946, having just celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. After the Naval Yard, Nicola went into business for himself. He opened a delicatessen in Long Island City, N.Y., that he operated for 25 years. He then sold it and opened another delicatessen in Staten Island which he ran for another 20 years until retirement. In retirement Nicola and Assunta moved to St. Cloud, Fla. They moved to the Wyalusing area in 2009. Nicola was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church, St. Cloud, Fla., as well as a member of The Sons Italy and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed spending time with his family, and playing cards, especially poker. Surviving are his spouse Assunta, at home; daughters and sons-in-law Greta (Al) Taylor, Palm Coast, Fla. and Diane (Russell) Reen, Walton, N.Y.; sons and daughters-in-law Peter (Kathy) Ferrulli, Wyalusing, Pa., Nicholas (Maureen) Ferrulli, Staten Island, N.Y.; grandchildren Peter, Sherri Ann, Nicole, Russell, Daniel, Deanna, Jill, Nicholas; sisters and brothers-in-law Mary (Albino) Tondo, Brooklyn, N.Y., Rose Antonucci, Safety Harbor, Fla., Nettie (Tom) Gelormino, Staten Island, N.Y., and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter Lucille Fissekas; and a brother Joseph Ferrulli. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012 at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa. at with the Rev. Joseph Hornick presiding. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 2, 2012 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa. and from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday. The family will provide the flowers and requests that memorial contributions be sent to the American Cancer Society , Bradford Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701-3945. Towanda Daily Review – January 2, 2012
FREED Elwood (Mick) Freed
Elwood E. "Mick" Freed, 84, of Leetonia, formerly of Orwigsburg, died Saturday at CCMH Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Coudersport. Born in Schuylkill Haven, Jan. 31, 1927, and raised in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Ralph Sr. and Ethel Ulsh Freed. He was a 1944 graduate of Pottsville High School. After high school, he served in the Navy Seabees in the South Pacific during World War II. He was employed by Moyer's Chevrolet, Orwigsburg, for 30 years, starting out as a parts manager and eventually becoming CEO. He was a life member of Schuylkill Masonic Lodge 138, Orwigsburg, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 129, Pottsville, and was also a member of the Sunlight Gun Club. He was of the Protestant faith. Mick was a unique "mountain man" who lived his dream of residing in beautiful Tioga County. He enjoyed snowmobiling and hunting as well as watching John Wayne movies and singing Johnny Cash songs. He was mowing people's lawns and chopping his own firewood up until this past year. He was preceded in death by brothers, Ralph "Archie" Jr., David "Bucket" and Gerald Freed; and a sister, Susan, who died in early childhood. Surviving are his wife, the former Irene M. Brown; sons, Terry Freed and his wife, Sally, New Ringgold, and Thomas Freed and his wife, Kim, Tamaqua; daughters, Beth Goida, Lansford, Shelby and her husband, Nevin Zehner, DMD, Orwigsburg, Tammy Brensinger, Orwigsburg, Treasure and her husband, Troy Lape, Bethel. He was known as "Pappy" to 21 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. His companion, Alice Somers, Gaines, was with him when he passed. At his request, there will be no viewing or services. Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Galeton, is entrusted with arrangements. Republican & Herald – January 6, 2012
GARRISON Raymond A. Garrison Jr.
94, of Sunderlinville, Hector Township, PA, died Sunday, January 1, 2012, in his home. Born September 16, 1917, in Collingswood, NJ, he was the son of Raymond A. and Alele Taylor Garrison. On June 24, 1954, in Wellsboro, PA, he married the former Bertha Redcay, who predeceased him on March 10, 2005. A World War II Veteran, he served honorably with the US Army in the European Theatre and North Africa. He owned and operated a dairy farm in Hector Township and was employed as a real estate specialist with PennDOT from 1968 - 1983. Surviving are nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a sister, Carolyn George. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Thursday, January 5, 2012, from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. with Funeral Services following at 1:00 p.m. The Rev. Thomas Shatto will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. Star Gazette – January 2, 2012
HARRIS Harold "Wally" Harris
age 96, of Carolina Trace, Sanford, NC died on Jan. 5, 2012 at Liberty Commons Rehabilitation Center in Sanford. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 9, at St. Luke's United Methodist Church on Wicker Street in Sanford. There will be a reception immediately following at the Carolina Trace Country Club in Sanford. Wally was a lifelong resident of Towanda, Pa., until he moved to Carolina Trace in Sanford, N.C. in 1997. He was the son of the late Nellie Baker Harris and Earl "Keener" Harris. Wally was an employee at GTE Sylvania for 41 years, retiring in 1979. He was one of the original employees when Sylvania purchased the Fluorescent Powder Division from Patterson Screen Company. Wally held the position of personnel manager at the plant. He was very active in the Towanda community, spending many years on the Towanda School Board, serving as president for several years. He was also president of the Towanda Recreation board, a member of the board at Memorial Hospital, past president of the Towanda Sylvania Men's Club, past president of the Bradford County IMC and was on the board of directors for several years. He served as a director of Towanda Country Club and was a director of the Towanda Bowling Association. He was also a member of the Board of Serve, Inc. in Towanda. Wally served in the Armed Services during World War II from 1942-1946. He was in the Chemical Warfare Service where he attained the rank master sergeant. He served in the Southwest Pacific in Australia, New Guinea and the Philippines. Wally was very active in athletic activities, playing for many years on the North Towanda and Towanda Town Baseball teams. He played in the Community Softball and Basketball Leagues and was an avid golfer and bowler. He was a five time champion at Towanda Country Club and bowled the first 700 Series in the Towanda Bowling Association. In Sanford, Wally was active in golf, playing at the Carolina Trace Country Club where he had 3 holes-in-one and shot his age on his 90th birthday. He also bowled in two leagues; the Tracers and the Sanford Senior League where he held the position of treasurer for several years. Wally was also a musician and played sax and clarinet for many years with the Hal Ritter Orchestra in Towanda. He is survived by his wife, Helen Lintern Mahon Harris; two daughters Linda Harris and Sue Harris Bredel of Deep Creek, Md. Memorial donations may be sent to Carolina Trace Country Club or St. Luke United Methodist Church both in Sanford, N.C. Towanda Daily Review – January 7, 2012
HART Clifford Henry Hart
age 90, of 235 Erie Street, Coopers Plains died Saturday, December 17, 2011 at Corning Hospital, Corning. Cliff was born in Mansfield, Pa., on Jan. 11, 1921, the son of the late Harry E. and Effie (Perry) Hart. He was the husband of the late Winona Scouten, she predeceased him on Sept. 3, 2005. Cliff served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He was employed by Corning Glass Works, Corning, NY, where he was a compressor operator for over 40 years, retiring in 1976. Cliff enjoyed camping, traveling and spending time with his family. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Corning (Gibson). He is survived by his two daughters, Linda Eva (Merle) (Hart) Green of Coopers Plains and Christine (Bill) Winona (Hart) Taylor of Hornby, N.Y., grandchildren; Loren Green, Melinda Green, Kimberly McAtee, Jennifer Taylor, Billy Taylor and Stephen Taylor, Merle Green III, Randy Green and Shawn Shoemaker, great-grandchildren; Shane Green II, Tiffany Green, Talon Elliott and Jonathan and Timothy Taylor, Peeyton McAtee, great great grandchild Shane Green III, sister Teresa Rought, many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers and a grandson Shane Green. Friends will be received Tuesday, Dec. 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon at the Calvary Baptist Church, 2915 Main St. Corning, where services will be held at 12 noon with Reverands Jefferey Becker and Dale Ingraham officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Hope Cemetery, Corning. Memorials in his name may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church, 2915 Main St. Corning. Arrangements are under the direction of Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St. Corning. Corning Leader – December 19, 2011
HOMET William H. "Bill" Homet
85, of 510 Third St., Towanda, died Monday morning, Dec. 19, 2011 at his home following declining health. "Bill," as he was known by his family and friends, was born in Sayre, Pa., on Sept. 28, 1926, the only child of Harold and Alice Meredith Homet. He was a graduate of Towanda High School's class of 1944 and subsequently served in the U.S. Army Air Force during the end of World War II. Following completion of his military service, Bill attended Bucknell University. On June 1954, he married the former Lyndall Jackson at the First Presbyterian Church in Waverly, N.Y. Bill was employed by the North Penn Power Company, which later became the Pennsylvania Electric Company, for 40 years and retired as operating superintendent in 1988. Bill was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Towanda, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 2191 in Towanda, Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and its Last Man's Club, and the Towanda Gun Club. He was a former longtime member of the Towanda Country Club where he enjoyed playing golf for many years. Bill formerly served as a member of the Towanda School Board and the Board of Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Bill enjoyed reading especially history, playing bridge and pitch and working crossword puzzles. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lyndall Jackson Homet; a daughter and son-in-law, Kaye and Michael Stamp of Montour Falls, N.Y.; a son, Steven J. Homet of Towanda; a daughter-in-law, Kathleen Homet of Capistrano Beach, Calif.; grandchildren Brian and Allison Stamp of Montour Falls, N.Y., Jennifer Homet, Andrea Homet, Taylor Halsey and Jamie Homet all of Towanda; and great granddaughters, Amalia and Charlotte. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, William Charles Homet, on Oct. 31, 2010, and daughter-in-law, Susan L. Skeeber Homet, on Aug. 24, 2009. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Salvation Army, 314 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA 18840, the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848, Grace Connection, P.O. Box 122, Towanda, PA 18848 or to T.A.C.O., P.O. Box 463, Wysox, PA 18854 in William H. Homet's memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, PA is assisting the Homet Family with arrangements. Towanda Daily Review - December 20, 2011
HOY Hugh J. Sr.
Age 89, of Voorhees, NJ, died December 23, 2011 at the Voorhees Genesis Center. He was born in Elmira, NY and lived for a number of years in Horseheads, NY. Hugh is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Rosabel V. Hoy. He is also survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Tom DiCinti of Voorhees, NJ and his son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Hugh and Linda Hoy of Sarasota, FL; grandsons, Eric DiCinti of Voorhees, NJ and Brian and fiancee Valerie Behnke of Williamstown, NJ; sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Robert Wolff of Nyack, NY; sister, Marion Buffalin of Rochester, NY; and brother and sister-in-law, James and Jean Hoy of Bristol, TN; and several nieces and nephews. Hugh was a US Navy Veteran of World War II. He retired from Hardinge Inc. as plant superintendent after 44 years of service and enjoyed his retirement years traveling, winters in Florida, and working in his yard. For many years, he always maintained a shop in his basement and was called upon many times to rebuild or replace something that had been broken for neighbors. A memory service will be held at the convenience of the family. The family would like to thank all those at Genesis Health Center in Voorhees. Donations in Hugh's memory may be directed to Life Choice Hospice, 200 Campbell Dr., Suite 202, Willingboro, NJ 08046 Star Gazette - December 28, 2011
KELLEY Lawrence (Ned)
of Leesburg, FL, peacefully died on December 24, 2011 at age 90 to join his bride and partner, Pauline, in the presence of God. Ned was born on February 13, 1921 and raised in Painted Post, NY and was the eldest son of Thomas and Selma (Forsberg) Kelley. He retired from Corning Glass Works, Corning, NY, in 1978 after 32 years of service. As an active member of the Corning/Painted Post community, he was involved with the Boy Scouts of America and was presented the Silver Beaver Award for his many years of distinguished service. Always active in his community, he was a member of Kiwanis, the Elmira Aeronautical Corporation, and a board member of the Corning-Painted Post School Board, Harris Hill Soaring Corporation, as well as the Corning Credit Union. Ned was a devout Roman Catholic and an active member of congregations in Painted Post, Horseheads, Plant City, Lakeland and Leesburg. A veteran of World War II, Ned was part of the Army Corp of Engineers in the Pacific Theater serving his country in the Philippines, New Guinea and Japan. After the war he was a member of the Army Reserves for 10 years and ended his military service at the rank of Captain. Shortly after the end of World War II Ned met his soul-mate, Pauline Jane Griswold of Elmira, NY. They married in 1948 and had 5 children. Ned and Pauline were married 38 years until her passing in 1986. In 1988 Ned wed Anne Florence Kelley until her death in 2008. Anne is survived by her 2 children: daughter, Jacqueline Adams, Sarasota, FL; son, Joseph (Jill) Florence and children, Lakeland, FL. Ned is predeceased by his sister, Marianna Vorhees Horn and is survived by 2 younger brothers, Thomas of Kensington, MD and John "Jack" of Painted Post, NY. He is also survived by his children: son, Michael (Christine) of Kingston, NY, son, Patrick (Terry Leibowitz) of Houston, TX, daughter, Kathleen (Steve) Bowman of Leesburg, FL, son, Timothy (Tammy) of Lakeland, FL, and son, Thomas (Sandy) of Owego, NY; as well as 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. To his brothers and friends he is lovingly remembered as, "Ned"; to his children, "Dad"; and to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, "Papa Ned". His family meant everything to him and he meant everything to his family. Ned had the unique quality of being able to bridge generations with his great love of God, family and community. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pauline J. Kelley Nursing Scholarship at Corning Community College in Corning, NY, or Boy Scouts of America, Five Rivers Council, 244 West Water Street Elmira, NY 14901 Attn: Ned Kelley memorial fund. Lawrence E. Kelley will be laid to rest at the Florida National Cemetery - Bushnell, FL. Online condolences may be left at www.beyersfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Leesburg, FL. Star Gazette - December 27, 2011
KNECHT Clair N. Knecht
86, of Bellefonte, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at The Fairways at Brookline Village. Born Feb. 17, 1925, in Lock Haven, he was a son of the late Walter N. and Margaret E. Bitner Knecht. On Nov. 4, 1945, in Howard, he married Betty R. Harter, who survives at home. He was a 1943 graduate of Lock Haven High School. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corp. from 1945-1946 in World War II. He farmed from 1946 to 1971. From 1965-1969, he served in the security department at Penn State. From 1970 until his retirement in 1987, he was a supervisor in the housing department at Penn State. He was the director of the Eastern Milk Producers and the Eastern States, and was the director and past president of the Walker Township Water Association. He was a member of the Senior Citizens Retired Mixed Bowling League in Pennsylvania and in Florida. He was a member of the Pleasant Gap Fire Company No. 1. In his younger years, he was a member of the Future Farmers of America and the Young Farmers Association. He and his wife spent their winters in Florida from 1990 to 2009. He enjoyed traveling in the U.S. and Hawaii. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, William L. Knecht (Pegge), formerly of Williamsport, of Pine Knoll Shores, N.C.; three sisters, Helen J. Reish, Evelyn Tupper and Isabel Eisenhaur; one brother, Ray A. Knecht; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Marie; a son, Earl N.; a brother, Lawall; and four sisters, Elizabeth Courter, Mildred Coakley, Mary Louise Fox and Maguerite McGill. He was a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ in Hublersburg, where he served as a deacon and as an elder. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Trinity United Church of Christ, 355 Hublersburg Road, Bellefonte. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at the church, with the Rev. Jeff Munnis officiating. Burial will be in Jacksonville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of the Trinity United Church of Christ or to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 710 W. 168th St., New York, NY 10032. Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 22, 2011
LANE Joel Chapman Lane, Jr.
age 86, died Tuesday, December 20, 2011. Funeral Services will be private. Mr. Lane who grew up in Bainbridge and had lived in Eatonton since his retirement from Westinghouse in 1985. He was the son of the late Joel chapman Lane, Sr. and Agnes Sutlive Lane and was preceded in death by his wife Pat Yeager Lane. Mr. Lane was an Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America. He was a 1942 Valedictorian of Bainbridge High School where he was also captain of the football team. Mr. Lane was a Veteran of the United States Navy, serving in WWII. In 1949 he graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Electrical Engineering. While at GA Tech, he served as the President of the GA Tech Independent Student Organization. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Eatonton where he was a Sunday school teacher, and he was also a Deacon and Trustee at Elmira First Baptist Church in New York. He is survived by his son Scott (Lynn) Lane of Suwannee; daughter Debbie (Gary) Yoakum of Eatonton; sister Lillian St. John of Dallas, TX; grandchildren Peter Lane of Atlanta and Carlie (Matt) Gaffney of Statham; and several nieces and nephews also survive. For those who wish, Memorial Contributions may be made to United Hospice, 6060 Lakeside Commons Dr., Macon, GA 31210 or to the First Baptist Church of Eatonton. Williams Funeral Home of Eatonton has charge of arrangements. Star Gazette – December 31, 2011
LOVELL Maurice A.
Maurice A. Lovell, age 94, died peacefully on Wednesday afternoon November 9, 2011. He was born in Catharine, NY the eldest son of Archie and Winifred Lovell. He graduated from Odessa High School in 1935 and married the love of his life, Lucile "Pinky" Lovell in 1939. He was a Navy cook attached to the Sea Bees during WW II and saw service in the Pacific, including the battle for Okinawa. He was a lumberman for most of his life, retiring from Wickes Lumber Company as a manager. Mr. Lovell was a lifetime member of the Catharine United Methodist Church. He is survived by his brother Melvin (Sharon) Lovell of Waverly, NY, his sons Martin A. (Gail) Lovell and Jeffrey G. (Nancy) Lovell, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was pre-deceased by three sisters. He enjoyed music from the age of 13 when he began playing a half sized fiddle at local dances. In his young adulthood, he played Dixieland tenor banjo professionally. In later years he concentrated primarily on the Bluegrass mandolin. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Odessa United Methodist Church, Church St., Odessa, NY on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. His funeral service will be held there following visitation at 12:30 PM. The Rev. Sheila Price will officiate. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery, Catharine, NY. Arrangements are under the direction of Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY. Star Gazette - November 12, 2011
LUNDY Carl W. Lundy
84, presently of Hammondsport, formerly of Elmira, died on December 23, 2011, with all his family surrounding him. He was born February 23, 1927, in Elmira, New Yorkl, to Harry and Anna Lundy. Predeceased by siblings, Henry Lundy, Eleanor Wagner, Evelyn Manth and Marjorie Thompson; also by his son-in-law, Christopher Wertman. Survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Doris Lundy and his six children, who learned so much from him: Carol (George) Pappas, Cynthia Lundy, Ronald Lundy, Joan Lundy, Marilyn Wertman and Lisa (Gilbert) Lee. Carl is also survived by and will be so missed by his eleven grandchildren: Alexis (John) Swierc, Ryan (Lacey) Vowell, Nicholas (Kristen) Pappas, Alexander Pappas, Christina Pappas, Shannon Lundy, Brad Lundy, Kelsey Wertman, Benjamin Wertman, Justin Lee and Juliet Lee; two great-granddaughters, Olivia and Samantha Swierc. He is survived as well by his only remaining sibling, Esther Hammond, many nieces and nephews and his cat, Dutchess. Carl served in the U.S. Army in World War II as a Tec 5 Sergeant in the occupation of Japan. He went on to work in accounting at American LeFrance, Brady Supply and Trayer Products in Elmira. Upon retirement, Carl and Dorie moved to Keuka Lake where all his many family members and friends gathered often. He loved to have lots of people share the fun of Keuka Lake with him and enjoyed the mayhem of being surrounded by lots of people. Carl and Dorie enjoyed many years of sailing their boat, traveling, cruising and dancing. They visited many countries and made many friends. Carl was an immensely talented and versatile craftsman, excelling in building, stonework, flower gardening and design, water colors and stained-glass art. You can view some of his stained-glass work and water colors at the Fred and Harriet Taylor Memorial Library, where he served many years on the Board. Carl was affectionately know as "Lundy" by many and "Pa" by his children and grandchildren. All of them filled his heart and are now his proud legacy. He will be so dearly missed as he was the finest and most caring father and Pa to us all. The family wishes to extend their eternal gratitude for the care and support given by the Hammondsport Ambulance Corps and the entire staff of Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital. A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 10:30 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, Main St., Hammondsport, New York, with a reception to follow. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances can be made to the Fred and Harriet Taylor Memorial Library, Hammondsport, New York, or Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry of Hammondsport, New York. Arrangements are by the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport. Star Gazette - Decemeber 26, 2011
MacINERNEY George L.
85, died peacefully at his home in Elmira Heights, with loving family members by his side, on Saturday, December 17, 2011. George was a man of devout faith and selfless up to the time of his death. He was born on March 9, 1926, the son of George L. and Charlotte (Blazinski) MacInerney. George served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After service to his country, George attended Fordham University in the Bronx, New York where he received his Bachelor’s Degree. It was in the Bronx where he met and married the love of his life, Claire (McCarthy) MacInerney. George and Claire returned to Elmira where they raised their family and where George enjoyed a long and successful career in banking. George retired as an Assistant Vice President of Marine Midland Bank. Restless in his retirement, George returned to work for several years at State Line Auto Auction in Waverly, NY. He was an avid photographer and loved to work in the garden. George cherished time spent with his family and especially enjoyed the long drives he and Claire would take to enjoy the beauty of the Southern Tier. George is survived by his wife of nearly 59 years, Claire McCarthy MacInerney; daughter, Terry Taggart-Cerio and husband, Jay Cerio of Hammondsport with their children Melissa Hannan, Amanda (Tanner) Webb, Caitlin (Justin) Vose, Ben Cerio and Anna Cerio; son, John MacInerney of Chicago, IL with his son, Kevin MacInerney; son, Michael MacInerney of Oneonta, NY with Julie Colunio and his children Sean MacInerney and Sklyer Selfridge; daughter, Tricia Babcock of Elmira, NY (Richard Babcock) and their children, Katy O'Herron (Bill VanDewark), Abigail and Kyle Babcock; daughter, Anne MacInerney of Elmira Heights with Brian Kennedy and her children Stephanie MacInerney and Andrew O'Geen; great grandchildren, Kaleb, Sequoia, Olivia, Jameson, Isabella, Mason, Blake, Cooper, Anna and Bryce. George was predeceased by his son, Kevin and his daughter, Beth Ann. He is also survived by sisters-in-law, Joan Ninivaggi, Suzanne Duffy, Mary McCarthy and Christine McCarthy; special cousins, the Blash family; several other cousins, nieces and nephews; and, his canine companion Teddy. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Longtime family friend Father Robert MacNamara, who also married George and Claire, will preside at the funeral mass. Military honors will be accorded to George outside of church after the funeral mass. Donations in memory of George may be made to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd, Corning NY 14830. Star Gazette – December 19, 2011
MARVIN Justin C.
GM1/1C U.S. Navy 1942-1946
USS Schroeder (DD501)
Williamson, NY: Justin C. Marvin (lovingly known as "Mutt" from childhood), formerly of Elmira and Corning, age 88, died on November 10, 2011 with his loving family singing him Over the Great Divide into the arms of our Savior Jesus Christ. He was born June 22, 1923 in Corning, NY to Cecil and Laura Bolderson Marvin. He graduated on June 22, 1942 from Corning Free Academy on his 19th birthday, and by July 4th of that year, he and some of his best friends enlisted in the Navy. Justin attended Gunner's Mate School in New Port, RI and was assigned to fire watch on the USS Schroeder (DD501) in December of 1942. For the next 3 ? years the Schroeder was his home away from home stalking our enemy in the Pacific. He earned 12 Battle Stars and Four Campaign ribbons. Wounded at Tarawa, he was aboard the Schroeder when it steamed into Tokyo Bay with the invasion force. He was a proud sailor and his closing statement in a book published by him and his shipmates was "I wouldn't have missed it for the world." He was proud to have been awarded a Bronze Star for shipboard valor towards the end of World War II. Anchors aweigh Mutt, stay the course, well done. Your nightmares are over, rest in peace. Mutt was predeceased by his parents; wife, Gertrude; loving daughter, Dona Marie; brothers, Jerrold and Jack Marvin; sisters, Joyce Lewis, Janice Sample and Joan Cuda. The family thanks their friends and neighbors who assisted in his long, sad battle with Alzheimer's and helped to keep him home as long as possible. You lifted him up when he fell, you helped feed him when he no longer could feed himself, you loved him and talked to him when he no longer knew us, and you all gave us the hugs and love that kept us going. God bless you all. Justin is survived by son, Stephen Marvin of Lugof, SC; loving little sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Jimmy Gehl; his loving wife, Dorothy Stickler Marvin; stepchildren, Kathi Corwin of Holly, NY, Karen Lippa of China Hills, CA, Louis Walker, Kim Vanstrien and Eleanor Maynard of Williamson, NY, Mickey Griffin and Pauline Cauwels of Marion, NY, Julie Fagner of Palmyra, NY, Corinne Weimer of Newark, NY; a host of nieces and nephews who always called him Uncle Mutt. Our thanks to New York State Electric & Gas for the wonderful care extended to Mutt from the day he started working in 1954 until the day he died. His care and benefits from you covered everything we needed for him to be comfortable and safe in his last retirement years. Our love to Pat Skelly, V.A. Rep in Wayne County. You cared about Mutt and you were in awe of what he did. You are one in a million. The doctors at the VA in Bath and Canandaigua deserve a big thank you for taking care of Mutt. Dr. Kochesberger, Dr. Warner, Social Worker Richard Davis were always willing to help at all times. Thanks to nurses Barb and Cathy, and the little ladies and strong tall men in blue at Blossom View Nursing Home in Sodus for all your hugs and loving care you gave Mutt. Those little blue angels appeared day and night administering their loving care and laughs to Mutt. He loved it. Mutt missed our Veteran's Day party last Friday but we held it anyway, to honor him. There will be a Memorial Service, at a time to be announced, celebrating his life in the Spring of 2012 in the Elmira-Corning area where he lived, worked and grew up. Memorial contributions to help with this terrible disease of Alzheimer's may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association of your choice. It will be appreciated. Farewell my best friend, it was a great loving trip with you. See you soon. Dot. Arrangements by the Norton Funeral Home of Sodus. Star Gazette – November 15, 2011
MAYS Stewart Edgar Mays
age 89, of Hill Haven Nursing Home, Webster NY, died Friday December 2, 2011 at Hill Haven. Stewart was born May 15, 1922 in Blossburg PA, son of William and Marion Hyler Mays. He served in the US Army during WW II and was retired from Eastman Kodak after many years as a toolmaker. His past memberships include the Masons, American Legion, and the Moose. Stewart was and excellent wood craftsman, and enjoyed hunting. Surviving Stewart is his loving companion of 35 years, Irene Clark; children: James (Marian) Mays of Retsof NY, Joanne Marion of Kendall NY, and Randy Mays of Pittsford NY; along with 5 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren , and 3 great step grandchildren. Stewart was predeceased by his wife Rose. Friends are invited to call at Fagan’s Funeral Home on Wednesday December 7, from 11 AM to 2 PM. The funeral service will follow the visitation at 2 PM, with Leonard Sutton officiating. Committal with Military Honors will follow in Hope Cemetery Campbell NY. Corning Leader – December 5, 2011
McLAUGHLIN Donald H. McLaughlin
92, of Murray Hill Drive, Mt. Morris, formerly of Corning, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II. He retired as a field engineer for Ingersoll Rand. Survivors include two sons, Dick McLaughlin of Horseheads and Thomas McLaughlin of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and a daughter, Joan Meyers of Rush. Calling hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Church, Corning. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning. Corning Leader – December 10, 2011
MIOSI Frank Miosi Sr.
91, of Hughesville, died on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Manor Care South, Williamsport. Frank was born on Oct. 7, 1920, in Williamsport and was the son of the late Alberto and Marie (Reforgiata) Miosi. On Jan. 31, 1944, he married the late Corinne R. (Mainville) and celebrated 58 years as husband and wife before her death on May 22, 2002. Frank was an employee of the Bureau of Forest and Waters and retired on June 26, 1986. He was a PFC of the 320th Army Air Forces Service Squadron serving during World War II. He was a member of Mater Dolorosa Church and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was very proud of serving in the Army. Frank is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Pauline and Roy Colley of Hughesville; four grandsons, Eric Colley of Centre Hall, Alan Colley and his wife Char of Hughesville, Michael Miosi and his wife Christina of Trout Run and Corey Maneval and his wife Sherry of Picture Rocks; eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two sons, Frank Miosi Jr. in 1975 and Albert Miosi in 1988; four brothers, Louie, Tom, Sam and Joe and two sisters, Rose Maietta and Mary Creswell. There will be a gathering of friends and family from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at the Allen and Redmond Funeral Home, 331 Elmira St., Williamsport, with the memorial service beginning at 7 p.m. Father Dave Bechtel will officiate the service. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 24, 2011
MONROE Oscar Monroe
89, of Rochester, NY, died Thursday, December 29, 2011 in the Unity Hospital, Greece, NY. Born May 8, 1922, Ulysses, PA, he was the son of Leon M. and Grace Page Monroe. He was married to the former Rebecca Erhard, who survives. A World War II Veteran, he served honorably with the US Army. He was employed by Frankel Brothers in Rochester, NY for many years. Surviving besides his wife, Rebecca, are: four children, Laura (Victor) Marzovilla of Rochester, Donna (Michael) Jones of Macedon, NY, Eva (Sam) Polito of Webster, NY, and Mark Monroe of Rochester; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard Monroe of Sabinsville, PA; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Leon Monroe, Jr.; and three sisters, Eva Reynolds, Tina Fry, and Alice Bedelyon. A Memorial Service will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 7, 2012 in the Ulysses Free Methodist Church. The Rev. Brad J. Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. Solomon’s Words for the Wise – January 3, 2012
MORTIMER Barbara J. Freeman
78, in Rochester, formerly of Elmira. Predeceased by her husband, Paul R. Freeman Sr.; her parents, Omer D. & Marian Mortimer; her brother & sister-in-law, Omer & Betty Mortimer. Survived by her devoted daughter, Susan Piccione; son & daughter-in-law, Paul R. (Cindy) Freeman Jr.; grandchildren, Michele (Joe), Leone, Jay Freeman, Daniel Piccione & Jennifer (Jody) Rozel; great-grandchildren, Alexis, Kirstin, Dominic & Peyton. Barbara was retired from Elmira Heights School District and a lifetime member of Southport Fire Dept. Auxiliary. No prior calling. A private service will be held at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Those wishing may contribute to Alzheimer's Association or Lifetime Hospice of Rochester in her memory. Arrangements by Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Hilton, NY. Star Gazette – December 13, 2011
MOSCONI Lena S. Salvatore
formerly of Watkins Glen and Arizona died at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester on Saturday, December 10, 2011. Lena was born in Watkins Glen, NY on August 25, 1917, the daughter of the late Antonio and Augusta Pazzaglini Mosconi. She was a communicant of St. Mary's of the Lake Church and was one of the founding members of the St. Mary's Guild. Lena work for over 40 years at the International Salt Co. in Watkins Glen and had wintered in Arizona with her husband, C. Daniel Salvatore. She had been residing at the Brentlin Woods Assisted Living Home where she easily made many friends. Lena enjoyed and treasured her great grandchildren. Lena is survived by her son, Dan Salvatore of Morris, Illinois; her grandchildren, Danette (David) Porter of Scottsville, NY, Kara (John) Lagas of Illinois, and Carina Salvatore of Arizona; her great grandchildren, Patrick Warren, Anne Porter, Cory Lagas, and John Lagas; as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Lena was predeceased by her husband and best friend, C. Daniel Salvatore; her brother, Alfred Mosconi; and her sisters, Josephine Salvatore and Queenie Porccelli. Lena's family will receive friends and relatives from 10am to 12 noon on Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 at the "Link" at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen, NY, where a Mass celebrating her life will be held at Noon. Star Gazette – December 13, 2011
PERSUN Lynn Persun
84, of Cogan Station, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at Sycamore Manor. Born March 31, 1927, in Muncy, he was a son of the late Clyde C. and Elsie M. McConnell Persun. Lynn was a graduate of the Muncy High School and retired in 1986 from GTE Sylvania, Montoursville, after having worked there for over 38 years. He was a World War II veteran who served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy. Lynn was a member of the American Legion Post 35, Hughesville and a former member of the Plunketts Creek Vol. Fire Comp. He also enjoyed hunting and traveling. Surviving are a son, Steven K. (Sherry) Persun of Cogan Station; a brother, Gene W. (Grace) Persun of Loganton; a granddaughter, Jennifer Lovejoy and three great-grandchildren, William, Kaitlyn and Sophia Lovejoy. In addition to his parents, Lynn was preceded in death by a daughter, Diane Barto; a sister, Belva Cope and two brothers, Max Persun and Chauncey Persun. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with the Rev. George V. Spencer, Chaplain Sycamore Manor, officiating. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery with graveside military honors accorded by combined veterans organizations. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., New York, NY 10001. Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 27, 2011
ROBERTS John Andrew Roberts, Sr.
88, of Canton and Johnstown, PA, died peacefully November 22, 2011, at his daughter’s home in Johnstown listening to his beloved bagpipe recording, after a brief illness. He was born March 4, 1923 in Middleboro, MA and raised and schooled in Boston, MA. Immediately after high school, John joined the US Marines and served in the Pacific Theatre in Iwo Jima in WWII. He apprenticed as an orthotist and prosthetist in Philadelphia, under Henry Greiner, opening his own prosthetics and orthotics businesses in Philadelphia and Johnstown, PA. He also directed the Wake Forest University Orthotics Center in Winston-Salem. He was adjunct faculty teacher in orthotics and prosthetics at NYU, Northwestern University and Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest. In his retirement, John was a hunter, gentleman farmer, horseman, gourmet cook and cookbook collector as well as booklover of American History and Native American cultures. John was a member of St. Michael’s Church in Canton and St. Patrick’s Church in Johnstown. He is survived by his seven children: Barbara Ann and husband Frederick Adamski of Doylestown, PA; Eleanor and husband Daniel McGonagle of Duxbury, MA; Charles and wife Kathryn of Roaring Branch and Altoona, PA; Nancy and husband Thomas Been of Johnstown; Joseph and wife Elizabeth of Towanda; John and wife Kathleen of Hollidaysburg and Timothy, Bristol, PA. He also leaves behind twenty-one grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren. John was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Mr. Roberts was preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Annie (Anderson) Roberts and wife of nearly 50 years, the former Dorothy Deane. At the request of the family, there will be no viewing. Services will be held at a later date at the family’s convenience. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the St. Labre Indian School, Ashland, MT 59004-1001. A special thanks to ASERA Hospice and Interim Home Health Care. Arrangements in care of the Hindman Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., “Exclusive Provider of Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Canton Independent Sentinel - December 3, 2011
RUMSEY Betty J. Luke
age 72 of Montour Falls, NY, died on Friday, December 9, 2011 at Elcor Health Services. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 from 10 AM to 11 AM. Her funeral and committal service will be held following visitation at 11 AM. The Rev. George Norton will be officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery of Hector. Mrs. Luke is survived by her daughters, Christina Aponte of Perth Amboy, NJ and Betty Jane Rogers of Montour Falls, NY; son Melvin Like of Burdett, NY; 14 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and 2 great- great grandchildren; brother Archie Rumsey of Watkins Glen, NY; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Like was predeceased by her parents, Lynford and Leona Champian Rumsey; son Brian Like; brother Frederick Rumsey; sisters Helen Parker, Lena Rumsey and Doris Luke. Arrangements under the care of Vedder and Scott, Inc. Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY. Star Gazette – December 13, 2011
SAID William Howard Said, Jr.
90, of Corning, died at home Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. Per his wishes, his body has been donated to Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. One of four boys born to Grace and William Howard Said, Sr., Howard served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps in the European Theater. Upon his return, he worked as a tool and die maker for Corning Glass Works, and he retired from the company's Research and Development branch in 1985. Howard married R. Joyce Mann in 1947 and was the devoted father of three daughters, Susan, Margaret and Carol. He also is remembered as a beloved uncle and grandfather to several generations of nieces, nephews and grandchildren. Howard enjoyed canoeing in the Adirondack Mountains, spending summers at Seneca Lake and restoring and driving his Model T Ford. He was a member of the Crystal City Spinners square dance club, the Antique Automobile Club of America and the American Legion. A long-time volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and Meals on Wheels, he also gave his time to the Corning Public Library book sale, building projects at Camp Gorton, and countless friends and neighbors. After the flood of 1972, he helped to restore the machine shop at East High School in Corning. His family remembers him foremost for his devotion. There was nothing tangible he could not fix, and no person he knew whom he did not value. Howard was predeceased by his brothers, Robert and Keith, as well as by his son-in-law, Bruce Erickson. Survivors include his wife, R. Joyce Said of Corning; three children, Susan Said of Painted Post, Margaret Roe of Cazenovia and Carol Erickson of Elmira; and a brother, Donald Said of Florida. Family will receive friends for a casual gathering in his honor on Friday, December 30, from 1 – 3pm at the First United Methodist Church, First Street, Corning. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to Meals on Wheels and Southern Tier Hospice are appreciated, Corning Leader - December 28, 2011
SHEPHERD Sidney C. Jr. "Sid"
Age 86 lifelong member of the Pine City community died Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 at the Bath Veterans Hospital in Bath, NY. Sid was born in Scranton, PA January 18th, 1925, the son of the late Sidney C. and Okah (Schneck) Shepherd. Surviving him is his loving wife and friend of 58 years, Beverly (Appleman) Shepherd of Pine City; son, Marc (Julie) Shepherd of Pine City, NY; daughters, Michelle (Duane) Saxton of Pine City, NY; Marcie (Mark) Hamilton of Victor, NY; Marty (Kathy) Shepherd of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Kirsten (Will) Reeve, Drew Shepherd, Megan (Matt) Wukovitz, Kyle Saxton, Ellie and Mollie Hamilton, Lauren, Stephanie, and Matthew Shepherd; great-grandson, Charlie "Pete" Wukovitz. In addition to his parents, Sid is predeceased by his sister, Arlene Hurst. He was a graduate of Southside High School class of 1942 attended Vaughn College in Long Island for Aeronautical Engineering and Elmira College. He was a United States Army Veteran whom proudly served his country during World War II. During the war Sid served with the 65th Field Hospital in Europe. His unit earned three battle stars and provided medical services at the battle of the Bulge and was proud to be a member of the Detached Service with the 172nd Medical Battalion following Gen. Patton. After the war he worked for NYSEG and was a welder for Schweizer Aircraft while attending night school at Elmira College. In 1953, Sid went into business with his mother and father operating Shepherd's Food Market, which is still operated today in Pine City by his son Marc. He was a charter member of the Pine City Sportsmen Club, Member of the Pine City Fire Department, Southport Variance Committee. Sid loved his family and the many friends he made through his lifetime. He was an avid hunter and fishermen who loved golf. His contagious laugh and firm handshake will always be missed. Private family funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Those wishing please make memorials in Sid Shepherd's name to the Bath Volunteer Services, c/o Bath VA Medical Center, 76 Veterans Avenue, Bath, NY 14810. Star Gazette – January 5, 2012
SNEDEKER Eugene C. Snedeker (Peter)
joined his wife of 62 years and soul mate, Margaret Alice (nee Biggs), in heaven December 10, 2011. Predeceased by his parents, John Edward and Mary (nee Cleaver) Snedeker of Troy, PA and his brother, John Snedeker of Trumansburg, NY. His sense of adventure and humor is continued by his seven children, in the following birth order: Cornelia (Bob) Whitefleet, Peter (Chris) Snedeker, Jack (Barbara) Snedeker, Katherine (Barsamian) Snedeker, Paul (Virginia) Snedeker, Anne (Mike) Guadalupe and Margaret Snedeker. He is survived by his twin, William Henry (Bonnie) Snedeker; twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. His military career included the following: June 20th, 1944, he enlisted in the US Army during WWII and was assigned to an elite group that demonstrated the beginning concepts of "Rapid Insertion." He was deployed to Japan, paratrooping in what was known as "The Rakkasans". He married the love of his life, Margaret Alice Biggs in 1947. With new military concepts being formed, Eugene was transferred to instruct them in Fort Campbell. As a Korean Combat veteran, he was awarded the Bronze Star and Silver Star while serving in the 82nd Airborne, 25 Regiment 'Wolf Hounds' in Company H. At Fort Benning, Eugene trained troops in Combat Rapid Insertion techniques as well as the new "recoilless" rifle. After that he was assigned the JAG instructor at the University of Virginia, during which time he received his Bachelor's Degree in Science and Education. Then he was Post Commander in Kassel and Germany G2 Intelligence followed by Professor of Military Science of Xavier High School, New York City. He continued as an Inspector for Troop Assessment Readiness for The National Guard. He was a stroke survivor for the last ten years of his life. He was a communicant of the St. Mary's of the Pines Catholic Church, Manahawkin, NJ. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to the National Stroke Association. Star Gazette – December 13, 2011
SOLOMON Helen J. (Solomon) Meninger
90, died on Thursday, November 24, 2011, at her home in Worcester, Vermont. At the time of her passing, she lived with her son, Michael A. Meninger, daughter-in-law Kathy and grandson John. Helen was born March 3, 1921; the daughter of John and Mary (Nezolyk) Solomon. She grew up on the family farm on Shepard Road in Sayre, Pa. She was married to her beloved husband, John J. Meninger, Jr., on November 7, 1946. He predeceased her on January 15, 1983. She graduated from the Jewish Hospital School of Nursing (later became the Albert Einstein Medical Center) in Philadelphia. She was a member of the Army Cadet Corps of Nursing from 1942 until 1945. She worked as a Registered Nurse at Boston City Hospital, Chelsea Memorial Hospital and the Soldiers' Home in Chelsea (all in Mass.), as a nursing supervisor. She returned to the family farm after her retirement, and then to Vermont in 2008 to be close to her family. She is also predeceased by her sisters Olga (Solomon) Kast, Anne Solomon, K. Jacqueline (Solomon) Friday, and her brother, Dr. Stephen Solomon. She is survived by her son, Michael; daughter-in-law, Kathy; grandsons John and Matthew; nephews, Donald Kast, with wife Eileen, and Andrew Kast; niece, Sharen Friday, her husband Fred Cohen and their son Joshua. A memorial service will be held at Christ Episcopal Church in Montpelier, Vermont. Burial will be in Forestdale Cemetery in Malden, Mass. Contributions in Helen's memory to the Worcester Community Kitchen and Food Shelf c/o Karen Hoskey, 739 Collar Hill Road, Calais, VT 05648 Sayre Morning Times – November 9, 2011
SOMMER Lynn Westly Sommer
a resident of Lycoming County, was a graduate of Valley Forge Christian College, and in youthful years served in various lay positions in the Assemblies of God denomination as a rural supply pastor, Sunday school teacher and board member. While still physically able to do so, and as part of continued instruction in the higher life, he attended services at Life and Light Chapel with his wife Beatrice. Having background study also with several technical institutes, he later worked as an electronic technician with the Sylvania and Philco companies until increasing illness forced his untimely retirement. Until such time, as part of his leisure, he enjoyed travel, both domestically and abroad. The antiquities of the Middle East were of particular and lasting interest to him. He also retained a keen interest in one of his favorite subjects, amateur astronomy. Lynn was born Oct. 5, 1927, in Wellsboro, Delmar Township, the son of Fred Henry and Anna Mary VanOrder Sommer, and entered into eternal rest Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011. Surviving are his wife of 54 years, the former Beatrice Walter; brothers, Frederick G. and Paul J.; sisters, Faith Jean Calhoun and Deloris Mae Summers, all of Williamsport and surrounding area. Services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 13. The family will provide the flowers and suggests donations to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, Pa. 17701. The family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff of the Williamsport Regional Medical Center for their compassionate professionalism. Wellsboro Gazette – December 9, 2011
STICKEL Walter Stickel
88, of Cooper Street, Waverly, died on Monday, December 26, 2011, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., following a period of declining health. Walt was born on December 4, 1923, in Sayre, Pa., a son of the late Harry and Mamie (Haas) Stickel. He was a graduate of Sayre High School. Following graduation he enlisted into the US Army and proudly served his county in England and France. On June 30, 1951, in Sayre, Pa., he married Yolanda Rossi. Together they shared 57 years of marriage until her passing on June 22, 2008. Walt and Yo were members of St. John Lutheran Church, Sayre, Pa; Sons of Italy in Sayre where he served as vice president, trustee, treasure and member of the Club Board. He was a former employee of Ingersoll Rand, Stroehmann’s Bakery, Remington Rand and for 23 years owned and operated the Wal- Mar Beauty Shop in Waverly. In addition he was employed at Morten Cleaners until his retirement. Walt is survived by his daughter, Marsha Stickel; nieces and nephews, Louise & Richard Allis, Betty Jean Bachman, Linda Charton, Frances Thomas, Kenneth Winters, Jr., Gale & Beth Winters, all of Owego, Wayne & Aleta Winters of Sayre, Pa.; his sisters in-law and brothers-in-law, Wilhemina and Donald House, John and Evelyn Rossi, Joseph and Pamela Rossi, Charles and Shirley Rossi Anthony and Malinda Rossi; numerous nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Walter was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Yolanda; sister Frances Stickel Winters; brothers, Harry Stickel; Edward Pickard; nephew, Jerry Pickard; aunts, Emma Hass Smith; Mary O’Brien Haas.Funeral services and a celebration of Walter’s life will be held on Thursday, December 29 at 2 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 207 S. Hopkins St., Sayre, Pa. Interment will follow in the Rossi Family Cemetery. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held on Thursday, from 1 pm until the time of the service at the church. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to St. John Lutheran Church, 207 S. Hopkins St., Sayre, Pa. 18840 in loving memory of Walter S. Stickel. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Sayre Morning Times - December 28, 2011
SWEET Rev. Burtt E. Sweet
85, of Sheephead Point, Hammond, N.Y., died at his home late Christmas morning surrounded by his loving family. Burtt was born On March 8, 1926, in Scranton, Pa., the son of Rev. George L. and Ethel S. Walton Sweet. He graduated from Camptown High School in Camptown, Pa. and then entered the United States Navy in 1944. He attended Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, Pa., graduating in 1946. He went on to receive his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1950 from Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pa. and finally earned his Master of Divinity degree from Drew University, Madison, N.J. in 1955. Rev. Sweet married Marilyn F. Moore on June 5, 1955 at the Drew University Theological Chapel with Rev. Dr. Fred G. Holloway officiating. Rev. Sweet served at 16 churches during his career, moving to Sheephead Point after his retirement. The churches include: Pine Street Methodist Church, Williamsport, Pa.; Wallis Run Charge Methodist Church, Wallis Run Charge, Pa.; Rome Methodist, North Orwell Union and Orwell Federated, where he served as pastor emeritus, Rome, Pa.; Narrowsburg, N.Y. and Mylanville, Pa. Methodist Churches; Newark Valley Methodist Church, Newark Valley, N.Y.; Tabernacle Methodist Church, where he served as associate pastor, Binghamton, N.Y.; Vestal Center Methodist Church, Vestal, N.Y.; Clark Summit United Methodist, Clark Summit, Pa.; Boulevard United Methodist Church, Binghamton, N.Y.; Oneonta District Methodist Churches, where he served as the district superintendant for six years, Oneonta, N.Y.; Shavertown United Methodist Church, Shavertown, Pa.; Fairview United Methodist Church, serving for six years, Binghamton, N.Y.; and Castle Creek and Glen Castle United Methodist Church, where he retired, Castle Creek and Glen Castle, N.Y. Burtt was an avid fisherman, boater and trumpet player. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; his sons, Burtt E. II, Liverpool, N.Y. and Daniel G. and his wife, Lynne, Williamstown, N.Y.; his daughters and their husbands, Rev. Deborah and Jon Earthrowl, Salem, N.Y. and Rev. Rebekah Sweet and Birney Kellogg, Gouverneur, N.Y.; his brothers George R. Sweeet, Johnson City, N.Y. and Walter D., Walton, Ky.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and his beloved feline, Zandi. He is predeceased by a sister, Ethel S. Russell, and a brother, Harold, who died as an infant. A memorial service will be held at noon on Sunday, Jan. 1 at the Reformed Church of the Thousand Isles. In addition, a service of remembrance will be held in the summer of 2012 at the family home at Sheephead Point, with a date to be determined. Memorial contributions may be made in Rev. Sweet's name to the Reformed Church of the 1000 Isles, 54 Church St., Alexandria Bay, NY 13607, to the Rome United Methodist Church, Rome PA, 18837, or to the Flood Relief of Upper New York Annual Conference (UNYAC), 324 University Ave., 3rd Floor, Syracuse, NY, 13210. Local arrangements are with Costello Funeral Home, Alexandria Bay, N.Y. Towanda Daily Review - December 27, 2011
WALTERS Frank Walters, Jr.
84 years of 196 West Pulteney St., Corning, died Thursday, December 15, 2011 at the Corning Hospital. He was born May 18, 1927 in Corning, NY, the son of the late Frank Sr., and Bertha Brown Walters. A lifetime resident of Corning, graduate of Corning Free Academy and Barber School. He was a Veteran of the United States Army, serving from 1945-1946. Frank and Hazel Faulkner were married October 18, 1980 at the Corning First Baptist Church. Frank was an owner/barber (serving clients at the Walters & Hills Barber shop) for 60 years and continued to serve the shop with his expertise. He was a member of the Corning First Baptist Church, Corning VFW, Corning American Legion Life Member, Corning Lodge of Elks #1071 and the Corning Moose Club. Frank loved and adored his family and enjoyed spending many cherished days at Waueta Lake, boating and fishing. He was a kind, generous, well liked person by almost everyone in town. He was known as the fun loving guy with a good joke now and then. The "fix it man" - repairing many items with pipe dope and duct tape, - "it could always be fixed." Surviving, his devoted wife, Hazel Walters, daughter, Jayne Walters (Kenneth) Peaslee of Branchport, NY, stepdaughter, Terry (Ronald) Allison of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Mary Alice Peaslee, Brent Peaslee, Patrick (Jessica) Allison, Julia Allison and great-granddaughter, Madelyn Allison; also several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Alice Thresher Walters. Friends may call at Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, Monday, December 19, 2011 from 4-7 pm with Lodge of Sorrows, Corning Lodge of Elks #1071 7:15 pm. A funeral service will be held at the First Baptist Church, 110 E. First St., Corning, on December 20, 2011 at 11:00 am, Rev. Richard Kirk officiating. A Committal service with Full Military Rites and Interment will follow at Coopers Plains Cemetery. The family would appreciate memorial donations be given in Frank's name to Corning First Baptist Church, 110 E. First St., Corning, NY 14830.
WALTZ Carl L. Waltz
91, of Jersey Shore, died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, after a brief stay at Sycamore Manor. He was born July 4, 1920, in Williamsport, the son of Clarence B. and Eva M. (Remaley) Waltz. Carl was married on Sept. 4, 1946, to Anita M. Strunk with whom he shared 65 years of marriage. He was a WWII U.S. Navy veteran serving in the Pacific. Carl was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. He was a 1938 graduate of Jersey Shore High School and was on the reunion committee, and also was a graduate of Williamsport Technical Institute in drafting. Carl retired in 1975 from the Jersey Shore Post Office after 30 years as a mail carrier. Early in life he was a draftsman for Piper Aircraft and later worked for NY Central Railroad. Carl was a former member of the Porter Township School Board. He enjoyed wood working, gardening and making wooden cut outs of sports figures. Carl was one of Jersey Shore School Districts most avid sports enthusiasts. He was presented with a lifetime pass to all school sports activities. He especially enjoyed watching girls’ softball. He is survived by his wife, Anita; three sons, Stephen C. (Susan) Waltz of Tallahassee, Fla., Thomas A. (Jessica) Waltz of Fredericksburg, Va. and Kevin L. (Lori) Waltz of Watsontown; a daughter, Kristine L. (Stephen Sorage) Waltz of Montoursville; six grandchildren and five stepgrandchildren. Carl was predeceased by a sister, Phyllis Baker. In keeping with Carl's wishes there will be no visitation or interment. Memorial services will be announced later next week. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Jersey Shore Girls’ Softball Booster Club c/o Carol Yost, P.O. Box 226, Antes Fort, PA 17720, or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are being handled by the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd. "A Life Celebration Home" 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore. Williamsport Sun Gazette - November 19, 2011
WILSON John J.
Age 92, of Elmira, NY, died on Saturday, November 19, 2011 after a long, healthy and happy life. He was born on August 9, 1919 in Wellsboro, PA to the late John D. and Fanny (Hulslander) Wilson. John was predeceased by his brothers, Cyril, Vern, Edward and William Wilson and grandson, Owen John Lydecker. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, June (Evans) Wilson of Elmira; first wife, Margaret Wilson of Brockport, NY; sons, James (Joan) Wilson of Keuka Lake, NY and Jerome (Rosemary) Wilson of Albion, NY; daughter, Lynn (Mark) Lydecker of Alpharetta, GA; grandchildren, Kyle Wilson of Albion, NY, Laura (Ronald) Standish of Albion, NY and Lindsey (Brandon) Shaffer of Columbia, MD; great-grandchild, Brayden Standish of Albion, NY. John was a veteran of the US Army serving during WWII as a sergeant in France and North Africa and was honored with several decorations and medals. He was a private pilot who enjoyed flying and was a member of the Civil Air Patrol. John was a longtime member of the Maple Avenue Baptist Church and he loved the Lord and Sunday morning services. He was an avid Atlanta Braves Fan and he loved his cat Charley. For many years, John owned and operated several automobile service stations in Elmira. John also worked as a mechanic for the City of Elmira for 17 years and also for the Elmira Star-Gazette retiring there after 30 years of service. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, November 22nd from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Maple Avenue Baptist Church, 1548 Maple Ave., Elmira. Funeral services will follow there at 7 p.m. with Rev. Mark Brown officiating. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Star Gazette – November 20, 2011
WRIGHT Jerome “Jerry” Edward Wright
85, of Bath and recently of Darway Nursing Home in Forksville, Pa., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 15, 2011. He was born August 11, 1926 to Emma Corwin and Lewis Wright of Rutland Township, Pa. He is survived by his first wife and longtime friend, Edith; seven children, Bob (Jeanette) Wright of Pulteney, N.Y., Dianne Gerych of Bath, N.Y., Sandra (Harold) Gee of Horsheads, N.Y., David (Gui) Wright of Salinas, Ca., Durwin Wright of Horseheads, N.Y., Karen (Rick) Saltsman of Bath, N.Y. and Todd Wright of Savona, N.Y. The proud grandfather of thirteen and great grandfather of 16; also survived by three sisters, Martha Morrell of Wellsboro, Pa., Audrey Bump of Bath , N.Y. and Norma (Dean) Wilcox of Dade City, Fl. and one brother, Carol (Pearl) Wright of Little Marsh, Pa. Jerome is predeceased by his parents and three sisters, Mildred, Virginia and Shirley and two brothers, Art and James; also, his very special friend and companion, Alice Horton. He served in the Army during WW II and was a long time member of the American Legion and Moose Club. Jerome retired from Taylor Wine Co. after more than thirty years of service. He was a “jack of all trades” and also enjoyed photography, country music, old movies, riding motorcycle and most all being with his family. Arrangements were made with the Avoca Funeral Home, 22 N. Main St., Avoca. There will be no calling hours and private burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Corning Leader – December 18, 2011