|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 here, 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 .|
ALLEN Robert H.
Age 83, of Campground Road, Beaver Dams, NY, died Thursday, October 11, 2007, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Robert was born in Hornell, NY on July 8, 1924 to Leroy and Gertrude (Batcheller) Allen. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. Bob married Betty Johnson in 1978 and was preceded in death by her in 1999. He was employed by Ingersoll-Rand, Painted Post, where he had been a machinist for many years. Bob loved hunting, woodworking, going to craft shows, and fishing. He is survived by his daughter, Janna (Allen) Hija of Campbell, NY; two sons, Scott (Pam) Allen of Hannibal, NY and Timm Allen of Brandywine, MD; a sister, Jeanette Stewart of Knoxville, PA; stepchildren, Kay (William) Olin of Beaver Dams, NY, David Phenes of Wilmington, NC, and Sherry Gill of Westminster, SC; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Robert was predeceased by his sister, Dorothy Stevens; and by a son, Dana Allen. Calling hours will be Sunday, October 14th, from 5-7 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning, where funeral services will be held on Monday at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery, Corning. Memorial donations may be made in Robert's name to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, 945 County Route 64, Elmira, NY 14903-9701. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/13/2007.
BARNES Lester P. "Rusty"
Age 86, died October 25, 2007 at Homestead Nursing Home. Lester was born on November 14, 1920 in McDonough, NY, the son of Llewellyn and Mary Anne Whitmore and Walter and Anna Barnes and foster son of Maynard and Edna Stoddard. He was a Transportation Supervisor with Penn Yan Central Schools. He was a graduate of Franklin Academy in Prattsburg, NY, a World War II veteran of the US Army Air Division, a member of the Penn Yan Methodist Church, and Ell-D-Van Class, Masonic Lodge in Dresden, and the American Legion. For many years, he sold cars and was known to many as their bus driver. He is survived by two sons, Philip (Mary) Barnes, Watkins Glen, David Barnes, Rochester; grandchildren, Melanie (Keith) Caslin, Steven Barnes, Kerry Hoover, Meagan (Scott) Yaw; one great-grandson, Samuel David Caslin; brother-in-law, Carlton (Marlene) Elling, Geneva; sister, Mary Elizabeth Roark, Coldbrook, NY; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Doris Elling Barnes, whom he married December 6, 1947. She died July 26, 2000; several brothers and sisters, including his twin, Chester Barnes in 1999. Friends and family are invited to call on Sunday, October 28, 2007, from 2-5 p.m. at the Weldon Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Monday, October 29, 2007, at the United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wayne Butler officiating. Burial will be in Bellona Cemetery, Bellona. Memorials may be made to Penn Yan Methodist Church, The Homestead or Soldiers and Sailors Hospital. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/27/2007.
BEARD Adelbert William
on December 3 in Lexington, NC. He was born in Christian Hill, Tioga County, PA, January 14, 1917. He was the son of William Edson and Bessie Erway Beard. Del was raised in Beaver Dams, NY, and a graduate of the Watkins Glen Central School. Del was predeceased by his dear wife of 53 years, Alma Erway Beard; a daughter, Mary Beard Hillerman; three sisters, Gladys Rinehart, Marie Lewis, and Hazel Masin; and one brother, Elmer Beard. He leaves behind a son-in-law, W. Robert Hillerman, Nassau, NY; a son and daughter-in-law, William and Suzanne Beard of Churchland, NC; six grandchildren, Lucinda Hillerman Buckley, Stephen Hillerman, Matthew Beard, Mark Beard, Sarah Beard Berkley, and Nathan Beard; 12 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Alberta Wallace, Alice Chase, and Marion Beard. Mr. Beard was a longtime resident of the Dundee-Himrod area. He worked as a machinist at Eclipse Machine Division of Bendix Corp. in Elmira Heights, NY. It was there that he made B-52 guns for the war effort during World War II. Del was also a grape and fruit farmer and had vineyards in Dundee and Himrod, NY. He will be greatly missed by his family and those who knew him. Calling hours will be at 1 p.m., Friday, December 7, followed by a funeral at 2 p.m., officiated by Pastor Bob Vallet of Elmira, NY. These will be held at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St. in Watkins Glen. There will be a family committal service at the Hector Union Cemetery, Burdett, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/6/2007.
Alpine, New York, Age 91, of Route 224, Alpine, died on Tuesday, September 4, 2007, at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility in Montour Falls. Friends and family may call at St. Benedict's Church, Speedway Ave. in Odessa, NY on Thursday, September 6, 2007, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Benedict's on Friday, September 7, at 9 a.m. with Father Paul Bonacci officiating. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Watkins Glen. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to St. Benedict's Church, Speedway Ave., Odessa, NY. Louie was born October 20, 1915 in Italy, the son of the late Amato and Augusta Benelli. He married his wife, Mary P. Biagetti, on June 12, 1937 at St. Mary's in Watkins Glen. Louie served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was a member of the American Legion Post in Odessa, NY. He was employed with Remington Rand in Elmira and at B.C. Cate Elementary School in Montour Falls. Louie is survived by his wife, Mary of 60 years; brother, Anthony "Tony" Borra of Alpine; sisters, Mary Randolph and Rose Cady, both of Elmira; and numerous nieces and nephews. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/6/2007.
BRADSHAW Donald "Don" Wilson
Died December 22, 2007
He was born March 21, 1925 in Binghamton, N.Y., then his family moved to Elmira, N.Y. where he grew up and graduated from Southside High School. He joined the U.S. Navy during WWII, where he proudly served aboard the U.S.S Hackleback submarine. He returned to Elmira, then moved to Richmond. He retired from Philip Morris so he could spend more time fishing, golfing, tinkering and enjoying the company of his family and friends. Surviving is his wife Natalie; and daughter Robyn of Richmond, Va. and his brother Bob Bradshaw, of Elmira N.Y. and Nieces. He was predecease by his mother Fern and father Robert B. and sister June Smith, all of Elmira, N.Y. There will be no memorial services, by Don's request, as he wants everyone to celebrate his life by keeping their personal memories of their time with him in their hearts. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to American Hospice Foundation or K-9 Consultants. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/3/2008.
Dr. William S. Butler dies at Wellsboro following Stroke. Funeral services for Dr. William S. Butler, age 62, were held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Wellsboro on Saturday morning. Msgr. John J. O’Brien, now pastor of St. Josephs Catholic Church at Scranton, formerly Wellsboro pastor officiated at the funeral and burial which followed in the Church cemetery. Dr. Butler died at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, September 19, 1973 after suffering a stroke at his home the previous Monday. He was born in Wellsboro on April 30, 1911 a son of Rock and Eleanor Sullivan Butler. He had been a staff physician at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital since the hospital was opened in 1943. He was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church. He was a graduate of Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. and a graduate of Georgetown University Medical School. Dr. Butler began his practice here in 1938. He was a member of the Tioga County Medical Society and the Pennsylvania Medical Society. A veteran of World War II, he served as a captain with the Medical Corps. He was a member of the Earle Champaign American Legion Post. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. Surviving are his wife, Dr. Anne K. Butler; a daughter, Mrs. William Kerns, of Willingboro, N.J.; three sons, William S. Jr., of San Antonio, Texas, and Michael J. and Terence C., both of Wellsboro; two grandchildren. Dr. Butler will be greatly missed by a host of friends. Even though he was partially disabled by a stroke suffered a number of years ago, he managed to remain fairly active and retained a sense of humor as well as his old friends. His wife, also a Medical Doctor has been actively engaged in the practice of medicine for many years.
Golden R. Calhoun, 57, of RD2 Coudersport, died Thursday (30 Jan. 1971) in the Olean General Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was born Jan. 12, 1914, at Mount of Seneca, W. Va., son of Frederick and Mary Helmick Calhoun. He was Hebron Township supervisor for 20 years. He was at one time employed by Bradco Supply Company of Towanda. He was a member of Hebron Grange No. 1251, American Legion Post 530 of Shinglehouse, and past president of Potter County Association Township Supervisors. He was a veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Stonemetz Calhoun; two daughters, Mrs. John (Maxine) Rice of Shinglehouse, and Mrs. Bernard (Gayle) Zawrotny of Macopac, N.Y.; two sons, SKI Gary Calhoun, U.S.N., Allentown, and Staff Sgt. Dennis D. Calhoun, U.S.A.F., Fort Meade, Md.; seven grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Frederick (Mary) Calhoun of Oswayo; three sisters, Mrs. Robert (Artie) Roberts of Millport, Mrs. Richard (Shirley) Devingham of Shinglehouse, and Mrs. Delmar (Oma) VanEpps of Warren; four brothers, Delmer of Erie, Guy of Erie, Marvin of Shinglehouse, and Warren of Oswayo; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday at 3 p.m. at the Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, with Rev. Paul Wilcos of Wilmot, Ky., officiating, assisted by Rev. Billy Wagner, pastor of the United Methodist Church of Oswayo. Interment will be in the Rathbone Cemetery, Coneville.
Frank C. Cameron died Sunday at his home in the Lewis Mobile Home Court, Wellsboro, Pa., R.D. 3 following a lengthy illness. He was 65 years old.
Mr. Cameron was born in Wellsboro July 9, 1908 the son of the late Leon b., and Mary C. Cameron. He was educated in the Wellsboro schools, attended Mansfield State College and graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with majors in music and psychology. (d. 13 Jan. 1974) He later received his master’s degree in experimental psychology at Michigan and did graduate work in his chosen field at Columbia University, New York City. Social service work in New York City, Baltimore and Washington was followed by Mr. Cameron’s appointment as an associate professor of experimental psychology at Monmouth college, Monmouth, N.J. In 1965, ill health forced his retirement from the Monmouth faculty and he returned to Wellsboro where he has made his home since that time. Mr. Cameron was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Army’s headquarters Company, Phillipines Base Section. He was a member of the American Association of University Professors, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Wellsboro, and of St. Michael and All Angels, Adelphi, Maryland. Survivors include: one brother, Leon B. Cameron, Big Flats, N.Y., two nieces, Mrs. Fred Oppenheimer, Lancaster, Pa., and Mrs. Jeff Nugent, Santa Monica, California; two nephews, Leon B .III, and David R., Big Flats, N.Y. There will be no services. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make contributions to The Green Free Library, Wellsboro, or to the National Audubon society, Washington, D.C.
Robert C. CARRINGTON, 78 of Mayport, FL, died 22 October, 2002
at Fleet Landing after a lengthy illness. He was a native of Sayre, PA.
He is survived by his wife Joy, her sister Roberta "Bert" J. SALIS, 3 sons:Robert J.,Steven M. and Robert C. Jr., 3 step daughters, 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He retired from the US Navy as a Lt Commander serving in WW11, Korean Conflict and Vietnam, after retiring from the Navy he worked for the St Johns Bar Pilot Association for 20 years. Memorial Services will be 3:00 PM, Saturday, October 26, 2002 at Regency Church of God on Southside Blvd with Rev John MORGAN and Dr LINTON officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the Diabetic Foundation of North Florida. Arrangements made by Eternity Funeral Home, 1650 Art Museum Dr. The Times Union Newspaper, Jacksonville, Duval Co, FL, 25 Oct 2002 - Obituaries
CHUNGLO Francis J.
Age 85, died in Horseheads, NY, on Tuesday February 5, 2008. Francis was born on July 10, 1922 in Northampton, MA, son of Margaret Wojner Chunglo and Stanley Chunglo. He served in the 14th Armored Division, Third Army during WWII. He resided in Bainbridge, New York from 1956 - 2001 and was employed in various management positions for Borden Incorporated. He was active in the Rotary Club, Jericho Arts Council, and Catholic Charities. Since 2002 he resided at Appleridge Apartments in Horseheads. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Leona (Hibbard) Chunglo of Northampton, MA; three sons and five grandchildren. A service of commemoration will be held on Saturday, February 9 at 2:00 p.m. in the Empire Room, Appleridge at Bethany Village, 3005 Watkins Rd., Horseheads, NY. If desired, contributions may be made in Fran's name to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601-7633. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/8/2008.
COLLSON William Clifton "Bill"
89, died September 14, 2007 at Loyalton of Roanoke, VA. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 17, 2007, at Sedge Garden United Methodist Church in Kernersville, NC. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. A native of Elmira, NY, he was the son of the late Henrietta Dolaway and William Peak Collson. He was a WWII US Army Veteran and had retired from the food service industry. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janice Goodman Collson. Survivors include his daughter, Jeanne Wilkins and William of Roanoke; sons, David Collson and Anne of Bath, NY, and Jeff Collson and Laura of Jamestown; grandchildren, Will, Sierra, Brett, Ben, and Ryan Collson, Lorie Shoup, and Lynne Gibson; great-grandchildren, Sophia, Clayton, Savannah, Thomas, and Lacey; sister, Dorothy Collson of Elmira, NY. The family will be available to visit with friends following the service at the church. Online condolences may be sent to the Collson family at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Building Fund, c/o Sedge Garden United Methodist Church, 794 Sedge Garden Road, Kernersville, NC 27284. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/15/2007.
CORBETT, Jackson Gates
86, died peacefully on August 6, 2007 at Bethany Manor. Jack was born on July 14, 1921, in West Chester, NY, son of Emery and Frankye Crim Corbett. He married Mary Jane Hoerner in Dayton, Ohio on July 25, 1942. He resided in Dayton, Ohio most of his adult life. He began working for the Dayton Power & Light Company in 1940, retiring in 1980. Jack enlisted in the Army Air Forces in 1942, served time in Korea, and retired from the US Army as a Lieutenant Colonel after 37 years of active service. Jack was a longtime member of the Dayton Amateur Radio Association, call letters W8KDY. He acquired a single engine land instrument-rated pilot's license in 1969 and, along with his wife and dog, became a member of the Civil Air Patrol. He was an active 32nd degree mason of Trotwood Lodge #755, a member of Valley of Dayton Antioch Shrine, and Past Royal Patron of Allah Court #11, Order of the Amaranth in Dayton. He is survived by his son, Douglas G. (Penny) Corbett of Lancaster, CA; and a daughter, Gail (Dr. Edward) Cordes of Corning, NY; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Baker-Hazel and Snider Funeral Home in Dayton, OH, August 24, 2007 from 6-8 p.m. A graveside service will be held August 25, 2007 at Forest Hill Cemetery in Tipp City, OH. Local arrangements have been entrusted with the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY.
Lewis Day, 66, of Graves Lane, Wellsville.Y., died Saturday, Dec. 24,1994, at Wellsville Manor Nursing Home, Wellsville. Born March 2, 1928, in Wellsboro, he was the son of Max and Eva Lewis Day. He was raised in Wellsboro and was a 1947 graduate of Charleston High School. He came to Wellsville in 1952 to work at Sinclair Oil Co. For the majority of his career, he worked at the Wellsville Water and Light Department and drove school bus for the Wellsville Central School District until his retirement in 1990. He was a member of the Stannards United Methodist Church, Wellsville Moose Lodge #601 and Wellsville Rod and Gun Club. Preceding him in death was his wife, Gloria G. Rogers, on Dec. 2, 1993; and two brothers, Donald Day and Thomas Day. Surviving are two sons; Carl L Day of Georgetown, Del., and Steven R. Day of Wellsville, N.Y.; one brother, Gerald Day of Wellsboro; three sisters, Geraldine Brostrom of Wellsboro, Edna Ferris of Green Bay, Wis., and Betty Hutcheson of Horseheads, N.Y.; two aunts, Dorothy Day of Wellsboro and Jean Lintz of Homosassa, Fla.; four grandchildren. There was no visitation. Services were held Wednesday, Dec. 28, in the Stannards United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Frank Cahill officiating. Burial was made at c. Memorial donations may be made to the Stannards United Methodist Church, in care of Donald LaForge Sr., JIR 1, Box 29,Wellsville, 'N.Y. 14895 or the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Arrangements were handled by the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, Wellsville, N.Y. Wellsboro Gazette 12 28 1994
DENKENBERGER Maj. James Valentene, AUS (Retired)
Jim died on February 6, 2008 at Cortland Memorial Hospital. Born November 24, 1921 in Kingwood, WV, he moved to Cuyler with his family while in his teens. Jim was a foreman in the C.C.C.'s when only 17 in Cortland. He joined the Army of the US (AUS) in 1939, before WWII, as a Private, and quickly showed his leadership and determination. He participated in the N. African Campaign as a Lieutenant, and was wounded in the Sicily landing. After the war, Jim was assigned to Germany and commanded as many as eight hundred men there, being in charge of all enlisted men in Heidelberg. During the Korean War, Denkenberger was a Company Commander (Captain) during some of the heaviest fighting there. Reassigned back to Germany after that war, James was again a Company Commander and, after being promoted to Major, was assigned to Intelligence and was one of a handful of men involved in War Plans for all Europe during the "Cold War". Maj. Denkenberger's last posting was in the Inspector General's Office at Fort Dix in NJ. Maj. Denkenberger earned many awards, medals and commendations for distinguished and conspicuous service during his 21 years, most in the combat infantry, among them the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star with "V" for valor, and Combat Infantryman's Badge with star for multiple combat engagements. He truly was one of the "Greatest Generation". After retirement, Jim worked for the Post Office in Horseheads, Ft. Lauderdale and Truxton. He built his own house in Truxton and was a former Town Supervisor, where he lived with his wife of 66 years, Cleo (Decker). In later years, he loved to trout fish with his great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Leslie (Allott); and is survived by wife, Cleo; sisters, Grace Sherman of Big Flats, Pauline Sherman of Horseheads; brothers, Robert (Jeanine) of Cuyler, and Gary Letts of California; son, James Jr. (Lucinda) of Truxton; daughter, Carol Klein (David) of Madison, WI; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was a hero to his country and family, a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather to the family who loved him and will miss him greatly. Calling hours will be at Smith Funeral Home in DeRuyter on Monday, February 11, 2008, from 1 until 3 with a service directly after. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Truxton Fire Dept. Rescue Squad. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/9/2008.
DePUE Robert L.
Of Alpine, NY
died Tuesday, January 1st, 2008, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. He was born January 5th, 1925 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Frank and Bessie DePue. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn DePue; children, Cheryl (Jim) Parsons, Roberta (Ken) Krawchuk, Edward DePue; stepchildren, Vincent Leonard, Virginia Knapp, Donald Leonard, Ruth (Mark) Toda, David (Christina) Homrighouse; sisters, Jeanette Williams, Eunice Quigley; brother, Donald DePue; nephew, John (Susan) DePue; grandchildren, Jim, Beth Parsons, Ridge, Robert DePue, Melanie, Christina, Carissa Krawchuk, James Knapp, David, Megan, Brian, Rachel Toda, Ryan Gowe; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Robert is predeceased by his sons, Stewart DePue (1965), Ivan DePue (1993); brothers, Frank, John, Raymond DePue; sisters, Betty Austin and Irene DePue. He was an active member of the VFW Post #6083 of Elmira, American Legion Post #154 of Elmira Heights, NY, Sampson WWII Veterans, Desron 52 Survivors. He enlisted in the United States Navy in February of 1944. He served on the destroyer USS Tingey (DD-539) in the Pacific during WWII. He worked for Spaulding Bakery and delivered milk with a horse drawn wagon for Houck Dairy. He was also employed at Westinghouse Electric, American Bridge Works and Seneca Army Depot. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904, Friday, January 4th, 2008, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Graveside services will follow in the Laurel Hill Cemetery, Odessa, NY, at 2:00 p.m. with full Military Honors accorded in his honor. Please, in lieu of flowers, make memorial donations to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Upstate New York Chapter, P.O. Box 23746, Rochester, NY 14692-3746, in memory of Bob's niece, Deborah Zika. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/3/2008.
DIBBLE Milton F.
89, of DeLand, FL, died Sunday, January 20, 2008. Mr. Dibble was born in Geneva, NY on June 20, 1918 and grew up in Erin, NY. He moved to Florida in 1992 from Erin, NY. He was a Navy WWII veteran and a retired Sheet Metal Worker for American LaFrance Company in Elmira, NY with 41 years of service. He was a member of the DeLeon Springs United Methodist Church in DeLeon Springs, FL and enjoyed fishing and woodworking. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Rose Dibble; one daughter, Mala Rogers and her husband, Michael of Cleveland, TN; two sons, James Dibble and wife, Beatrice of St. Augustine, FL and Frederick Dibble and wife, Patricia of Brooksville, FL; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Volusia/Flagler West Care Center, 1625 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Orange City, FL 32763. Lankford Funeral Home in DeLand, FL is in charge of arrangements. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/23/2008.
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DiMAGGIO John J.
84 years, of 383 West Third Street, Corning, NY, died Thursday, January 10, 2008, at Founders Pavilion. He was born in Corning, NY, July 20, 1923, the son of the late James and Flavia Cavallaro DiMaggio. A lifetime resident of Corning and graduate of St. Mary's Catholic School and Corning Free Academy (class of 1942). John was a Veteran of the United States Army Air Force during World War II (1942-1945). Member of the 723rd Bomb Squadron 450th Bomb Group, serving in Romo-Arno and Normandy. He was a Prisoner of War in Romania for three months and was the recipient of many citations and medals, including the Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars. John and Mary Parrington were married May 6, 1950 in Corning, NY. Mary predeceased him March 15, 1990. John was a familiar car salesman in the area, employed by Hungerford Buick, Jim Fuller Chevrolet, Whitcomb Ford, and retired in 1988 from Kent Brown Toyota. He was committed to his job and serving many people of the area. He was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Mary's Church, a member of the Corning Lodge of the Moose, Marconi Lodge, the Corning VFW, and also the Association of Former Prisoners of War in Romania. Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Thomas Ashley of Afton, VA; grandson, Taylor Parrington Ashley; and granddaughter, Skylar Victoria Elizabeth (Tori) Ashley, both of Afton, VA; sister-in-law, Rose DiMaggio of Painted Post, NY; also several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Louis DiMaggio; and sister, Mary Cosgrove. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY 14830, Monday, January 14, 2008, from 4-7 p.m. A Prayer Service will be offered at the funeral home Tuesday, January 15, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Corning, NY. Committal Prayers and Interment will be held at the family plot in St. Mary's Cemetery. The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in John's name to the charity of one's choice.
DOUGLAS LAMONT E
Daily Review on 8/14/2007
Mr. Lamont E. Douglas, age 78, of RR 1, Box 1080, Lawton, Pa., died at the Meadowview Nursing Home, in Montrose, Pa., on Sunday evening, Aug. 12, 2007, after a long illness. Lamont was born on Feb. 4, 1929, in Sugar Run, Pa., the son of the late Roy and Joyce Juston Douglas. He was the husband of Kathryn "Kate" Baldwin Wells Douglas of Lawton. From July 23, 1946, until May 6, 1949, Lamont served his country in the U.S. Air Force, as a staff sergeant, in the Pacific Theater. While in the Air Force, Lamont was a member of the 432nd Fighter Squadron, as an airplane crew chief. For 25 years, Lamont worked as a welder at Endicott Forging Works, Endicott, N.Y., retiring in 1991. Also for 20 years, he was a backhoe operator for Ed Rought, near Montrose. For many years, Lamont was a member of the Montrose American Legion Gardner Warner Post No. 154, Montrose. Besides his wife he is survived by two sons and their wives, Gary and Cindy Douglas of Rushville, Pa., and Rodney and Tammy Armitage Douglas of Lawton; and two daughters and their husbands, Kathy and Gary Pederson of Montrose and Sharon and Bill Hunsinger of Laceyville, Pa. Also surviving are two stepsons and their wives, Richard and Margaret Wells of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Dale and Vera Wells of St. Joseph, Pa.; two stepdaughters and their husbands, Phyllis and Eurie Rhoden of San Antonio, Fla., and Donna and Lee Bechtel, of LeRaysville, Pa.; and a sister and her husband, Joan and Harold Brobst of Birchardville, Pa., along with 21 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, three great great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Lawrence Douglas and Sam Douglas. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Rushville Cemetery, near Lawton, with the Rev. Richard Spering, of the Rush United Methodist Church officiating. Military services will be conducted immediately following, by members of the Montrose American Legion Gardner Warner Post No. 154, Montrose. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville.
ELWELL Alfred J.
Age 82, of Lowman, NY, died peacefully on Wednesday morning, November 14, 2007. Alfred was born January 4, 1925, a son of the late Floyd and Bertha Wheeler Elwell. He served his country with the US Army Corps of Engineers in WWII. Alfred retired from Emhart Powers in Elmira. He is predeceased by a daughter and brothers. Alfred is survived by his wife of 40 years, Alice Janowski; granddaughter, Cynthia (Tracy) Davis of Lowman, NY; daughter, Marilyn Paulo of Horseheads, NY; son, Steve Elwell; sister, Virginia Woodcook of FL; niece, Sue Stevens of FL; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Route 13, Horseheads, NY, on Friday, November 16, 2007, from 7-9 p.m. Alfred's Funeral Service will take place at the conclusion at 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Alfred may do so through memorial contributions to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.
ENGLISH Darold "JR" W., Jr.
Age 82, of Westfield, PA, died Thursday, February 7, 2008, in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Darold was born October 31, 1925 in Westfield, PA, the son of Darold W. Sr. and Elizabeth (Ruef) English. Darold was an honorable World War II Veteran, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a member of the Mansfield VFW. He was a retired machinist from Kennedy Valve in Painted Post, NY. Darold is survived by his seven children, Barbara Walker of Covington, PA, David (Susan) English of Charleston, SC, Deborah Hurd of New York, Beverly (Arthur) Frost of Mansfield, PA, Darla (Ralph) Kinat of Covington, PA, John English of Williamsport, PA, and Linda (Mike) Hammer of Muncy, PA; ten loving grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to his memorial service on Sunday, February 10, 2008, at 3:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 158 Church St., Westfield, PA, with Pastor Deborah L. Watkins officiating. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family.
FREDERICK Leonard L. "Wally"
Age 85, of Elmira, died at his home, on Wednesday, October 24, 2007. Wally is survived by his daughter, Lenora Cardi of Portland, OR; son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Keitha Frederick of Westbrough, MA; grandchildren, John Cardi of Shrewsbury, MA, Eugene Cardi, Gregory Cardi, both of Portland, OR, Dana Frederick of Truckee, CA, and Leigh Frederick of Studio City, CA. Wally was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of WWII. He was retired from Bendix-Facet with over 30 years of service. The last 20 years Wally has worked as a ranger at Soaring Eagles Golf Course in Horseheads. Wally's family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Southern Tier Hospice for the care they provided their dad in his final days. At Wally's request there will be no services. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/25/2007.
Star Gazette Mar 6, 1967
Gaines, Bernard E.
Age 41 of 212 Allen St., Sunday Mar 5, 1867. Friends may call at Oltof Funeral Home Mon. 7-9 pm Funeral there Wed. at 1pm, the Rev. Paul Larson. Burial Woodlawn National Cemetery. Survived by son, David Gaines, U.S. Navy; father David E. Gaines, Williamsport, Pa.; sisters Mrs. Morton (Dorothy) Barnes, Millerton, Pa. and Miss Beverly Levey of Lackawanna, NY, brothers Foster Gaines, Williamsport and Airman 3rd Paul J. Slaybaugh of Fort Know, KY; several nieces and nephews. He was a member of the VFW. and a veteran of World War II.
GOODNOW, Harold J.
Of Bunker Hill, WV, died July 10, 2007 at Hidden Valley Adult Care in Boyce, VA. He was born in Canandaigua, NY, in 1918 to the late Josephus S. and Irene DeSeyn Goodnow. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1936, and retired as a Project Officer in the Bureau of Ships with the rank of Commander in 1964. He was in the first crew of the aircraft carrier USS Wasp CV-7 and during WWII was assigned to submarines, becoming an Ensign and Plankowner Officer on the USS Pomfret, which rescued downed aviators off the coast of Japan. His last sea duty was aboard the USS Halfbeak. He was a Master Mason in the Star of Bethlehem Lodge in Wakefield, Massachusetts and the Myrtle-Jefferson Lodge No. 131 in Montour Falls, NY, and attended the Trilumnar Lodge #117 in Middleway, WV. He was also past commander of Palestine Commandery No. 2, Knights Templar, in Martinsburg, WV. He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Halpin Goodnow; and his brother, Wayman Goodnow; and sister, Elsie Halpin. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Olive Mae Goodnow, Boyce, VA; his daughter, Maryle Ashley, Silver Spring, MD; and five stepchildren, Mary Lloyd and Joseph Simpson, Winchester, VA, Charles Simpson, Mountain City, TN, Ashby Simpson, Kearneysville, WV, and David Simpson, Hamilton, VA; and by nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Payne's Chapel United Methodist Church on July 17, 2007 at 10 a.m. with interment following. Memorial contributions may be made to Knights Templar Eye Foundation, 609 West Virginia Ave., Martinsburg, WV 25401. Friends and family will gather in Cheshire, NY, to remember Harold on August 25, 2007. For more information, call 301-588-4244 and leave your name and number. Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/15/2007 - 8/19/2007.
HARES George B.
Age 86, of East 4th Street in Corning, died Wednesday, August 15, 2007, at Corning Hospital. George was born in Corning on January 11, 1921, the son of Rev. George S. G. Hares and Bertha L. (Bigelow) Hares. He attended schools in Corning and Lockport and graduated from South Park High School in Buffalo in 1938. His education was interrupted by serving in the US Navy both in Europe and the South Pacific from January 1942 to September 1945. He and Doris M. Harrison were married by his father at Woodside Methodist Church in Buffalo in June of 1945. In November, 1945, he joined Corning Glass Works as a laboratory technician under Dr. Frank Hyde, working on silicone chemistry. He returned to Syracuse University in 1946 and received a B.S. in Chemistry in 1948 and an M.S. in Chemistry in 1949. He earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1952 from Penn State University and rejoined Corning Glass Works as a research chemist. He received his fifty-year service award in 2001. He has 34 patents for glass compositions including color television, Corelle, Photogray Extra, and liquid crystal display flat glass. In 1984, he was appointed to the position of Research Fellow, retiring in 1995. He continued to work part-time as a consultant until a few weeks ago. He is a charter member of the Corning Section of the American Chemical Society. In 1984, he received the Sullivan Award for meritorious achievement from the Corning Section. Mr. Hares joined the First United Methodist Church of Corning where for many years he was Superintendent of the Sunday School and was instrumental in the design of the new Sunday School rooms in 1957. He was also active in the community serving as PTA president at Kent Phillips and Northside Blodgett. He was actively involved in the passing of the school bond vote that created East and West High Schools. He received his 55-year membership pin from the Masons in 2003. George is survived by his wife, Doris; two children, David (Susan) Hares of Saline, MI and Jan Harvey of Corning; two granddaughters, Ruth and Debbie Hares; a nephew, Eugene Hares of Syracuse; and one niece, Deborah Carr of Concord, CA. George was predeceased by a brother, Francis Hares. Friends are invited to a memorial celebration of his life on Friday, September 7th, at 1:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Corning with the Rev. Richard Sivers officiating. Memorials may be directed to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St. in Corning, NY.
HOLTON Lewis "Tim" (SRGP 10094)
A long time resident of West Elmira died Wednesday afternoon, January 30, 2008 at his home with his loving family at his side following an illness at the age of 81. Lewis was born on November 13, 1926 in Tioga County, PA son of Jacob & Ida Ayers Holton. He was employed for over 37 years by American Bridge, Elmira Heights as a draftsman. Tim as he was known by his friends and family was an outdoors man who enjoyed hunting, fishing and family get a ways to his cabin on Armenia Mountain. A NASCAR fan, he took many bus trips to Daytona Beach, FL with his friends. Tim enjoyed sports and followed the NY Yankees, Syracuse basketball and Penn State football. He was a member of the Masonic Ivy Lodge # 397 in Elmira Heights and a WWII US Naval Veteran. Tim is survived by his loving wife, Sheila Cuer Humphrey Holton, West Elmira; sons, Brett (Lori) Holton, Southport; Kevin (Melissa) Holton, Wellsboro; stepchildren, Roland (Peggy) Humphrey, Horseheads; Loren (Joan) Humphrey, Baldwin; Linda (Tom) Manley, Gillett, PA; Jan (Dick) VanGorden, Horseheads; Mary (Don) Gorst, Elmira; grandchildren, Benjamin, Audrey, Elizabeth and Victoria Holton; Steve (Gina) Manley, Jen (Brian) Chamberlain, Mike (Jen) VanGorden, Carrie (Bob) Arbogast, Stephanie Bennett, Craig York, Dereck, Kayla and Zachary Humphrey; Sarah Arceneaux; several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends; mother-in-law, Dorothy Cuer, Baldwin; sisters-in-law, Marciel Holton and Reva Rowley; a brother-in-law, Wayne (Martha) Cuer. In addition to his parents, Tim was predeceased by his first wife, Nelda Cook Holton; his second wife, Betty Congdon Holton; and two brothers, George and Merle Holton. Family and friends will be received at the North Chemung United Methodist Church on Saturday, February 9, 2008 from 12 (noon) - 1 p.m. A celebration of Tim's life will follow at 1 p.m. with his pastor, the Reverend Ann Mowery officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the North Chemung United Methodist Church, Capital Fund, 677 Breesport - N. Chemung Rd., Lowman NY 14861 in Tim's memory. Cremated - ashes to Armenia Mountain
JAQUISH - Pfc. Daniel P. Jaquish
Daniel Preston Jaquish Loses Life in Service
Daniel Preston Jaquish, Jr., Pfc. U.S.M.C., 20-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Jaquish has been reported dead by Commander A. A. Vandergrift, U.S.M.C. Pfc. Jaquish enlisted July 14, 1942, and received his boot training at Parris Island, S. C. From there he was sent to Camp Lejuene, N.C., and Charleston, S.C., where his training was that of a light machine gunner. October 22, 1943, he left San Diego, California, leaving his forwarding address as 3rd Marines, 3rd Division, 3rd Battalion, Co. (L)W.P. In letters written home he stated that he had been on Bougainville and Guadalcanal. It was on Bougainville, Dec. 8, 1943, where he unexpectedly met his brother, Francis. This was his last reunion with any of his family. Daniel Jr., was born in Richmond Township and attended the Mansfield public schools. Surviving are his parents; bothers: Francis, 19, and Joseph, 18, both serving with the U.S.M.C.; sisters: Dona, Christeen, and Priscilla, at home in Mansfield; Mabel L., Ogdensburg; Mrs. Erling Buss, Lancaster; Mrs. Berdin Nielson, Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. Orlando Barrocco, Elkland.
81, of New Port Richey, FL died Nov. 13, 2007. He moved here from Elmira, NY. He was a Christian. Joseph was a Marine in WWII. He was a published author with his book "Beneath the Flag That I Love" and was a radio announcer for GUL in New Port Richey. He is preceded in death by his wife, Peggy; brothers, Frank, John, and Thomas; sisters, Mary and Martha. He is survived by his sister, Josephine of DE; and several nieces and nephews. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/20/2007.
JUSTIN, James T.
James T. Justin, 61 years of Mansfield a veteran of World War II died Sunday, September 10, 1972 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Funeral service was held Wednesday at the Canoe Camp Church of Christ Disciples at 1:30. Survived by wife, Margaret Smith Justin; daughter, Mrs. John (Coralee) Owlett, Mansfield R.D. 1; 3 grandchildren, Kristi, Amy M. and Brent Owlett, all of Mansfield R.D. 1; an aunt, Margaret McAndrew of Mansfield. Memorial contributions to the North Central Heart Association will be appreciated. He was a member of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ Disciples, an honorary member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music fraternity, a member of Friendship Lodge 247 F&AM of Mansfield, North Elk Run Grange, Rural Letter Carriers Assn., American Legion, Covington Sportsmens Club and a life member of the National Rifle Assn.
Dies at age 61. James T. Justin of Mansfield RD 1 died Sunday, September 10 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Mr. Justin was known through the area for his work in tuning and repairing the organs for the area churches, as well as for being a violinist of note and a letter carrier in the area. He was on the staff of Mansfield State College where he tuned and repaired organs and pianos. Mr. Justin was born in Scranton, Pa. and came to this area as a teenager, with his parents. He graduated from Mansfield High School and attended Mansfield State College. He was an apprentice to the Austin Organ Co. and learned to build and repair organs. He repaired and rebuilt many organs in the area. One of the last big jobs of this type which he undertook was the rebuilding of the organ in St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Elmira. Funeral services were held Wednesday at his church, The Church of Christ Disciples, at Canoe Camp. A complete obituary is on the back page.
FRANCIS L. (BILL) KNAPP
January 6, 1993 - Wellsboro Gazette
Francis L. “Bill” Knapp, 76, of Lowman, NY, died Friday, January 1,1993. Born November 15,1916, in Mansfield, he was the son of Erving and Dora Boyce Knapp. He was a member of VFW Post #5865. He was a veteran of World War II. He was a retired employee of American LaFrance. Surviving are his wife, Doris Smith Knapp; two sons, Richard of York and Michael W. Knapp of Dover; one stepdaughter, Virginia Keller of Elmira, NY; one brother, Robert L. Knapp of Horseheads, NY; two sisters, Esther Feree of Mill Hall and Margaret Klump of Ulster; three grandchildren, three great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Horseheads on Tuesday, January 5th. Funeral and committal services will be held there on Tuesday. Burial with full military honors was made at Windsor Memorial Park, Windsor.
LENOX Allen D. (Shorty)
Originally from Elmira, but lived in Zephyrhills, FL, for the past 40 years, died on January 16th. He is survived by his companion of 27 years, Peg Batchelor; his brothers, Alfred Lenox and Jerry Lenox; also his daughter, Kele (Lenox) Rice; and son, Shane (Lenox) Benjamin-Herchanik; and his two grandsons, Sheyden and Zane Benjamin-Herchanik. He was a Veteran of WWII and a longtime member of the VFW Post 8154 in Zephyrhills, FL. Shorty loved life very much and spent every day to the fullest when he could. He will be laid to rest at Bushnell National Cemetery in Florida. No services will be held locally. He will be dearly missed by those of us who got to spend any time with him because he left a lasting impression --- We love you, Daddy. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/20/2008.
LITTLE Rev. Charles C.
Age 81, of New Woodstock, NY, died
on Sunday, August 26, 2007, at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Horseheads, Rev. Little had lived in New Woodstock since 1990. Prior to his ministry, Rev. Little had worked for US Steel American Bridge Company in Elmira Heights for 25 years, retiring in 1972. He founded the Grace Baptist Church in Salamanca, NY, Open Door Baptist Church in New Woodstock and Lighthouse Baptist Church in Wampsville. A Marine Veteran of WWII, he was a member of the VFW. Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Jeanet Louise; his children, Rev. David Little of Ohio, Nancy Zufall of Elmira, Mary Galloway of South Dakota, John Little of Hubbardville, Stephen Little of Chittenango, Gary Little of Newfield, Jeanne Little of Elmira, and Charlene Lawrence of New Woodstock; his sisters, Evelyn Lewis of Medina, Norma Sustakowski of West Virginia; his brothers, Harold of Pennsylvania and Loren of Newfield; 26 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 p.m., Thursday at Open Door Baptist Church, Route 13, New Woodstock, NY. Calling hours will be from 6-9 p.m., Wednesday at Open Door Baptist Church. Contributions may be made to Open Door Baptist Church, 3019 State Route 13, New Woodstock, NY 13122. Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/28/2007 - 8/29/2007.
MASON Stewart Randall
Age 81, of Horseheads, NY, died Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008, of cancer. He was born in Canton, PA, Aug. 8, 1926, the son of the late Margaret Mason Wilcox and Victor Mason. He is survived by his wife, Ozella Bacon-Mason, also of Bethany Village in Horseheads; sons, Randall Mason of Horseheads, NY, Mark (Amy) Mason of Martinsville, VA, Gregg (Joan) Mason of Danville, VA; four stepchildren, Clarence (Theresa) Bacon, Jr. of Elmira, NY, Patricia Waters of Horseheads, NY, Donna (Gerald) Pickering of Horseheads, NY, Deborah (Donald) Berg of Bokeelia, FL; sister, Marie (George) Varner of Victor, NY; five grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren, one great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews. Stewart was a WWII veteran serving in the 1st Marine Division participating in the invasions of Peleliu and Okinawa. He lived most of his adult life in Horseheads, where he was active in the local Kiwanis, Salvation Army and served on the local board of the Boy Scouts. Professionally, he worked for Mechanics Savings Bank, attaining the position of President until the acquisition by Syracuse Savings Bank. Before returning to Horseheads during the past year, his retirement was spent at his farm in Sullivanville, NY, and for the last 13 years in Matlacha, FL. It was Stewart's request that there be no public services. His Interment will take place privately at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Stewart can make donations in his memory to a charity of their choosing. Special thanks to the staff of both Bethany Village and Southern Tier Hospice for their kind and loving care. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/25/2008.
McCANNA, Francis O., 55, Superintendent of the Jersey Area School District, died Monday night, September 11, 1972, in the Jersey Shore Hospital following an illness of several months. Mr. McCanna received a bachelor of science degree in elementary and secondary education from Clarion State College, and master of education and bachelor of science degrees from The Pennsylvania State University. He was principal of the Montoursville Elementary School from 1950 to 1958, when he was named supervising principal of Montoursville schools. Mr. McCanna came to Jersey Shore in 1958 as supervising principal of Jersey Shore schools, a post which he held until two years ago when he was named superintendent. He was a charter member of the Jersey Shore Historical Society. He was a member of the Jersey Shore Methodist Church. He was also a past president of the church trustees. Mr. McCanna was a past president and a member of the Rotary Club, LaBelle Vallee Lodge 232, F&AM, Jersey Shore, and the Williamsport Consistory. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was born July 30, 1917 in Shippensville, a son of Benjamin and Bertha Schimp McCanna. Surviving, besides his mother in Shippensville, are his wife, the former Virginia Bennison; two daughters, Mrs. Caroline Beers, of Wellsboro, and Miss Laura E., at home; two sons, Jeffrey, with the Army in Neurenberg, Germany, and William B., in New Mexico, and three sisters, Mrs. Mabel Cook, of Shippensville, Mrs. Ammie Johnson, of Know, and Mrs. Hazel McKissick of Oil City. The funeral was held Friday in the church with the Rev. Donald Winstead, his pastor, officiating. Burial was in Jersey Shore Cemetery.
McCARTHY Joseph J.
Age 88, of Toms River, died peacefully at home on January 24. He was born in Bayonne, New Jersey, to Mary Catherine and Joseph McCarthy. He lived in Elmira, NY, for many years and in Toms River for the last six years. He was a graduate of Holy Family Academy and Seton Hall University. He served in the V Corps of the US Army in World War II. After retiring from the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co., where he was a senior project engineer in food production, he spent many happy hours enjoying golf, games and friendships in Elmira, and Myrtle Beach, SC. He was a lifetime member of the BPOE-Elks Lodge #62 in Elmira. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor, love of sports, especially the Yankees, singing and the games he created. His family and friends will treasure the letters and other writings he shared with them over the years. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Catherine Haggerty McCarthy; his children, Mary Rose McCarthy of Bronx, NY, Catherine and Richard DiBlasi of Pikesville, MD, Cornelia McCarthy and Allen Ludwig of Bronx, NY, Joseph and Annamarie McCarthy of Toms River; his nine grandchildren and their spouses and his two great-grandchildren. His survivors also include his sister-in-law, Rose Caulfield of Jersey City; and his sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Thomas Gallagher of Spring Lake; and his good friends, Edward and Grace Kunzinger of Elmira; NY, many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews. He is predeceased by his sisters, Helen and Marie of Bayonne, NJ; and his brothers, John of Rutherford and Bernard of Bayonne; his brothers and sister-in-law, Edmund Caulfield of Jersey City and Cornelius and Catherine Haggerty of Bayonne. Visiting will be Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 703 Main St., Toms River. A Funeral Mass will be offered 11 a.m., Monday at St. Joseph R.C. Church, Toms River. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Toms River. Those who wish may make donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 in Joe's memory. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/25/2008.
METCALF Fred H.of Harrison Valley, PA, 81, died Friday, August 10, 2007, in his home. Born September 20, 1925, in Potter Brook, he was the son of Clair and Mabel Robbins Metcalf. On March 25, 1950, in Harrison Valley, he married the former Betty M. Kibbe, who survives. A World War II Veteran, he served with the US Marine Corps in the Pacific Theatre. He was employed by Evans Wholesale in Harrison Valley and was a partner in the Harrison Valley Mineral Water Co. He and his wife owned and operated Kibbe's Busymart in Harrison Valley for over 30 years. He was a member of Raymond Richar VFW Post #6611 in Galeton, the Potter County Anglers Club, and a life member of the Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Co. Surviving, besides his wife, are a son, Larry "Bear" (Mary) Metcalf of Harrison Valley; a daughter, Sherrie (Ray) Truax of Harrison Valley; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty (Cleon) Kibbe and Bonita (Russell) Kibbe, both of Harrison Valley; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers, Donald, Theodore, and Darold. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Monday, August 13th, from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m., with funeral services following at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Duane Burdick will officiate. Burial will be in Whites Corners Cemetery. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to the Harrison Township Ballpark Association, c/o Dale Potter, P.O. Box 5, Mills, PA 16937, the Potter County Anglers Club, 4472 SR 872, Coudersport, PA 16915, or the Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Co., Harrison Valley, PA 16927. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/12/2007.
MILES Robert W.
Age 83, of Port Charlotte, Florida, formerly of Painted Post, New York, died September 17, 2007 at his Port Charlotte home. Robert was born March 24, 1924 in Painted Post, New York. After serving in the U.S. Army, World War II, and U.S. Navy, Korean War, he returned from service and worked for the New York State Department of Transportation until his retirement in 1982. He moved to Port Charlotte from his native Painted Post in 1990. He is survived by his three nephews, Gary L. Miles of Port Charlotte, Kevin Crowe of Tucson, AZ, and Thomas Cheeseman of Westfield, PA. A Private Memorial service and committal will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home, Port Charlotte Chapel. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/19/2007.
MITCHELL Wallace Fred
Age 82, died peacefully at home on Seneca Lake, Sunday, November 4, after a short battle with lung cancer. Born on February 9, 1925, in Providence, RI, he grew up in Pawtucket, RI as the only child of Doris and William Fred Mitchell. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1943, on his last day of high school, and as a 1st Lieutenant flew a P-51 Mustang in Europe for the 12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron of the 9th Air Force. On his last mission over the Danube on May 8, 1945, his wingman scored what is believed to be the last enemy aircraft kill of World War II in Europe. Fred received a Purple Heart after being shot down over Prum, Germany and escaping back to France with the help of the Resistance. Fred is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where he met and married his wife of 58 years, Patricia Anne (Turner) Mitchell. He worked for the Corning Glass Works for 31 years, starting at the Central Falls plant and transferring to the Corning office as their Health and Industrial Safety Engineer in 1958. The family lived in Painted Post until moving to Dundee after Fred's retirement. Fred (aka Senior) is survived by his wife, Patricia; his children, Gail Mitchell (Stan Zdonik) of Westwood, MA, and Fred Mitchell (Polly Fowler-Mitchell) of Himrod, NY; and grandchildren, James Mitchell Shaw, Jason E. Mitchell, Patty Mitchell and David Zdonik; and predeceased (1961) by his son, William Fred Mitchell (Billy). Friends may call Thursday, 3-5 p.m. at Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. A graveside service will be held Friday, 2 p.m. at Coopers Plains Cemetery, Coopers Plains, NY. Donations can be made in Fred's memory to the Keuka Care Comfort Home, P.O. Box 107, Penn Yan, NY 14527, the American Cancer Society or to your local VFW.
MIX Erving Russell
of Elmira, NY, died very unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 19, 2007; loving husband, father and grandfather; scholar and teacher. Predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Sophia; brothers, Donald and Harold; his beloved wife of 50 years, Patricia on July 20, 2007. Erv is survived by his children, Stephen (Mary) Mix, David Mix, all of Elmira, Janet (William) Fraatz of Warwick, RI; grandchildren, Michael and Christopher Mix and Thomas and Jonathan Fraatz. Erv is also survived by his brother, Bill (Carolyn) of Wichita, Kansas; and many nieces, nephews, and their children. Erv was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Occupation Forces in Japan following WWII as a special investigator with the military police and again in 1950-51 in Washington, D.C. After completing his service, he attended Alfred University, taught at Friends Academy in Long Island, and then attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he received his doctorate and taught for several years. For over 30 years, until his retirement in 1994, Erv was a professor of Classics at Elmira College where he shared his professional passion for ancient languages and history with his students. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a published author, and a reviewer for many scholarly journals. Erv was a faithful parishioner of Grace Episcopal Church for over 40 years, and loved to share his religious knowledge of the ancient world with the parish family. Erv was an accomplished and versatile musician and passed his love and talent for music down to his children and grandchildren. He was also a skilled woodworker who built and refinished many beautiful pieces of furniture. Most of all, he enjoyed his scholarly pursuits, and spent many hours reading, researching, translating, and writing. Erv touched the lives of many and will be dearly missed. Visiting hours will be held in the chapel of Blessed Michael the Archangel in Grace Episcopal Church, 375 W. Church St., Elmira, on Monday, September 24, from 5-8 p.m. A Choral Solemn Requiem Mass will be held at the church on Tuesday, September 25, at 7 p.m. with the Reverend Father Donald W. Matthews Celebrant, and Father William Fraatz, Homilist, and Father Aries Han Van den Blink, assisting. Full Military Honors will be accorded prior to the Mass. Interment of Erv's ashes will take place in the chapel of Blessed Michael the Archangel in Grace Episcopal Church at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing my make memorials to Grace Episcopal Church or a charity of one's choice.
MORRIS Robert L. (Bob)
Age 79, of Crawfordsville, IN, died at 7:16 a.m., Sunday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Lafayette. Born January 27, 1928 in Elmira, NY, the son of Leroy V. and Margaret Murray Morris. Robert married Eleanor June Wood on November 10, 1951 in Elmira. Mr. Morris was in the US Army Signal Corps during WWII, and was a graduate of Syracuse University, affiliated with Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Mr. Morris was Co-Founder and first President, Director of Montgomery County Association for Retarded Children, former District Chairman of Lew Wallace District of Boy Scouts of America, past Director of Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement, Council on the Arts, and MUFFY. He retired in 1988 from Alcoa-H-C after 28 years of service. Robert is survived by his wife, Eleanor; sons, Robert A. Morris, Lafayette, Richard A. (Donna) Morris, Romney, James L. (Lorraine) Morris, Muncie; daughters, Linda A. (Mark) Kelp, Wingate, IN, Susan E. (Clark) Jackson, Crawfordsville; and eight grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to calling hours on Friday from 4-8 p.m. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday at Hunt & Son Funeral Home, with Father Todd Kleffman officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery North. Memorial contributions in Robert's name may be made to the Wabash Center, 2000 Greenbush Street, P.O. Box 6449, Lafayette, IN 47903; or Montgomery County Special Olympics. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/22/2007.
MOSHIER RONALD NED – Many Wellsboro friends and relatives were deeply saddened to learn of the untimely death of Ronald Ned Moshier, age 46 of Corning, formerly of Wellsboro. He died on April 25, 1973 at his Corning home following an illness of several months. His mother, Mrs. Leon S. Mosher resides on Hastings Street in Wellsboro. Memorial services were held on Sunday afternoon in the First United Methodist Church at Corning with the Rev. Thomas Steen officiating. In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make contributions to the Steuben Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He was a graduate of Wellsboro High School, class of ’44, and attended Mansfield State College before enrolling at Lafayette College at Easton, Pa. where her received a B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering. Prior to attending college he served in the U. S. Navy, during World War II. He was an active member of the First Methodist Church in Corning, assistant scout master of troop No. 36; a member of the New York State Fire Protection Association and S. Corning Fire Department; and commissioner of the S. Corning Fire Department. He was a highly respected and valued employee of Corning Glass Works where he was employed as a Project Engineer Manager. He is survived by his wife, Judith Oakley Moshier; one son, Stephen at home; two daughters, Taryn and Michelle, both at home; mother, Mrs. Nina Moshier of Wellsboro; sister, Mrs. Louis Erway (hand written in here – Shea Machmer)ef. of Corning; two brothers, Leon S. of Bradford, Pa. and Ralph M. of El Paso, Texas; several nieces and nephews.
NEWCOMB Leon R.
87, of Galeton, PA, died Wednesday, September 12, 2007, in Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, PA. Born January 2, 1920 in Galeton, PA, he was the son of the late Henry and Mary (Smith) Newcomb. He was a 1938 graduate of Galeton High School. He was married to the former Selma Housler who predeceased him in 2002. Mr. Newcomb was a Veteran, having served with the US Army Air Corps in World War II. He worked with the Civilian Conservation Corps and then was a Shift Supervisor at St. Mary's Carbon Company. Leon was a member of the Gaines Feeder Club and a former member of the Wellsboro Bowling League. He was an avid hunter and fisher. Surviving are two sons, Dale (Tracy) Newcomb of Galeton, PA and Donald Newcomb of Lancaster, PA; a brother, Milton (Millie) Newcomb of Ulysses, PA; a sister, Eva Hurd of Grove City, PA; one grandson, Jeremy L. Newcomb; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife; his brothers, Clarence, Earl, and Lester Newcomb; and his sisters, Iva Newcomb, Helena Pelchy, and Lula Price. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA, on Sunday, September 16, 2007, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. with Funeral Services following at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. John Prouty will officiate. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/15/2007.
Nikulich, Harry Jr., age 54, of 705 N. Lehigh Avenue, Sayre, PA, Wednesday, August 1, 1973 as a result of a heart attack. Friends may call at the Alteri Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, PA Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 9 a.m., followed by High Mass of the Resurrection at 9:30 a.m. Church of the Epithany, burial St. James Cemetery, Waverly, NY. Survived by wife, former Christine Cardella; daughter, Gloria at home; son Harry A. at home; brothers, Andrew of Painted Post, John of Elmira, Steve of RD Wellsburg; aunt, Mary Petruskia of Yonkers, NY; several nieces and nephews. He was a Veteran of World War II served in African and European Theater of War with U. S. Army. He was employed by Ward LaFrance for 21 years as a machinist.
NOBLE Enoch Alonzo (SRGP 38337)
on August 9, 2007 in Yuba City, California, at age 87, where he and his wife had resided for the last five years. Lon was born April 15, 1920 at 1027 Pennsylvania Avenue, Town of Southport, Chemung County, New York, at the home of his Aunt Effie Warner Corey, a nurse, the son of Glenn Corey Noble and Berdena Mae Kilgore of Wells Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Lon was raised on the Noble farm in central Wells Township where his great great-grandparents, Alonzo C. Noble and Aurelia Landers settled in 1833. He was a graduate of Troy High School, Class of 1937 and graduate of Elmira Business Institute, Elmira, New York. He was employed at the Eclipse plant in Elmira Heights, New York, before being drafted during World War II. He was a member of the Army Air Corps, parachute division. He was stationed in several states, lastly in Tooele, Utah. Lon returned from the service and studied Dairy Science at Pennsylvania State University. He was self-employed in the milk testing business. Lon married June 26, 1948 in Elmira, New York, Elizabeth Jane Geary. Lon and Betty resided one mile south of Mosherville, Wells Township, and operated a grocery and general store at Mosherville, in partnership with Ted Tillinghast. The latter interest was dissolved and they took into partnership his brother, LaVere Noble. They removed to Troy, Pennsylvania, and Lon was employed by Troy Dairy, Columbia Cross Roads. In 1951 they moved to California, and settled in Sacramento where Lon worked for Golden State Dairy, later known as Foremost McKesson. In 1959 he purchased a dairy food distributorship in Colusa, California and moved his young family there. Retiring from that successful profession, he entered the real estate business and again retired at age 77. They resided at Colusa until recently, when he and his wife, Betty lived at an assisted living facility, The Courtyard, in Yuba City. He is survived by his wife, Betty; son and daughter-in-law, Daryl and Dottie Noble; daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Steve Jones; grandchildren, Evan Jones, Michaela Jones, Jonathan Noble, Tess Noble, all of California; brother, Calvin Corey Noble of Florida; and sisters, Marilyn Laurene Jones of Wells Township, Bradford County, and Rosalie Esther Kingsley of Springfield Township, Bradford County; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents; he was predeceased by brothers, Rexford Eugene, Austin Ellsworth, and LaVere Wesley Noble. Lon was active in many fraternal organizations, including an over 50-year membership in the Free Masons and a longtime member of the Sacramento Valley Shrine Club. He was a longtime committed Christian, who lived his life as a loving husband, father and grandfather, as well as through his businesses and friendships. He will be missed, but we know where he resides. A Celebration of his life will be held in his honor at Trinity Methodist Church in Colusa, on Sunday, September 9th, at 3 p.m. with a buffet dinner following the service.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/21/2007.
NOE Dallas G. Jr.
Age 85, died peacefully, with his family with him, on December 7, 2007 at St. Joseph's Skilled Nursing Facility. Dallas was born on June 9, 1922 in Noble County, IN, a son to the late Dallas G. and Katie L. Becker Noe Sr. He graduated from Cromwell High School in Albion, IN, and International Business College in Ft. Wayne, IN. During WWII, he served in the Army Air Corps in North Africa and Italy. He moved to Shelby, OH in 1953, and was a thirty-two year employee of Shelby Business Forms. On November 10, 1957, he married Sandra K. Jones. After retirement, Dallas and his wife moved to Zephyrhills, FL in 1986. They relocated to the Elmira area in 2003 to be near their son and family. Dallas is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sandra Noe; son, Brian (Michele) Noe; and grandchildren, Lauren and Dallas, all of Horseheads. His sister, Mary B. Ramge predeceased Dallas. Local arrangements are entrusted to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 607-739-2035. Calling hours and Funeral Services will take place at Barkdull Funeral Home in Shelby, OH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson's Foundation or the First Presbyterian Church of Shelby. The family wishes to thank Dr. Tim Baxter and the staffs of St. Joseph's SNF 5th Floor and Woodbrook Adult Home for his care over the last four years. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/9/2007.
Joseph S. Sr., age 60, of 4 First St., Galeton, Penna., Sunday, Oct. 22, 1972 at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital. Friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, Galeton, Monday 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Recitation of the Rosary Tuesday at 8 p.m. Prayer service there Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., Mass of the resurrection at 10 a.m. in St. Bibianas Church, Rev. Herbert Gloekler officiating, burial West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Survived by wife, Edna; sons, Richard of North Ridgeville, Ohio, Joseph Jr. of Galeton; mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Petrencsik of Cleveland, Ohio; brothers, Stephen and John, both of Cleveland, Ohio; sister, Mrs. Regina Blair of Cleveland, Ohio; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was a veteran of World War II in U.S. Army and retired machinist. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside.
POTTER, C. Gordon Age 62, of Ulysses, Pa., Monday, Dec. 3, 1973 at Ridgway, Pa. Friends may call Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Koch Funeral Home, Ulysses, Pa. Funeral there Friday at 1 p.m., Rev. Leslie Thomas, burial Raymond Cemetery. Survived by sisters, Mrs. Nina Easton of Perry, N.Y., Mrs. Myrtle Miller of St. Cloud, Florida; brother, Frank Potter of Bradford; several nieces and nephews. He was a veteran of World War II.
ROGERS GLORIA DAY
Glona Rogers Day, 64, of Wellsville, N Y , formerly of Wellsboro, died Thursday, Dec 2,1993 at the Wellsville Hospital Preceding her in death were her mother, Jennie Satterly Rogers, her father, Ernest H. Rogers, and two brothers, William Rogers and Donald Rogers. Surviving are her husband, Lewis Day; two sons and daughters- in-law, Carl and Jane Day of Georgetown, Del , and Steve and Ellen Day of Wellsville, N Y , one brother, Robert H Rogers of Elmira, N Y , one sister, Berea Weaver of Painted Post, NY , four grandchildren Wellsboro Gazette 12-8-1993
ROY GEORGE RICHARD
Gillett Marine Dies in Action
Gillett - Mr. and Mrs. Leman Roy have been advised by the War Department that their son, Pfc. George Richard Roy, 18, was killed in action in the South Pacific war zone on June 14, 1944. He enlisted in the Marines in November, 1942, and began training Jan. 19, 1943, at Parris Island, S.C. He spent a five-day furlough with his parents before his transfer to Camp Pendleton, Calif., from where he was sent overseas Jan. 19, 1944. Before his enlistment in the Marines he was employed at the checkerboard store in Elmira. He is survived by his parents; a sister, Irene Gates, of Chicago, Ill.; two brothers, Raymond and Rexford Roy, at home; grandmothers, Mrs. Myrtle Roy of Sylvania and Mrs. Mary Dickinson of Troy.
RUTAN Peter B.
93 of Port Clinton, Ohio, died 18 December, 2007. He leaves his wife of 32 years, Jean Crawford Benham of Port Clinton, a brother, Arthur and sister-in-law (Marianne) of Corning, NY, Nephew Peter M. Rutan, (Betsi), of Elk Grove, CA; Niece, Ellen Rutan Wheeler, (Mark), of Ithaca, NY, several great nieces and nephews. A sister Eleanor Rutan and brother Edward Rutan predeceased him. Born Elmira, NY APril 7, 1914 to Mary Cromer Rutan and Phay B. Rutan, now deceased. He attended Elmira schools, graduating in 1932 from Elmira Free Academy. Following his graduation from Cornell University in 1936 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, he was employed by Corning Glass Works at the Fallbrook Plant working on the development of fiberglass insulation. In 1938, he moved to Newark, Ohio when Corning merged with the Owens-Illinois Glass company to form the Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation. He was instrumental in the development of the fiberglass body for the Chevrolet Corvette. Later he was transferred to the Owens-Corning plant in Ashton, Rhode Island. During the war he served in the US and Asiatic-Pacific Theaters as an instructor in heavy anti-aircraft artillery. He was discharged honorably in March 1946. He was one of four in his family who served in the military, three of whom served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. After returning from service, he was assigned to the Toledo headquarters of Owens-Corning where he became involved in directing the construction of fiberglass manufacturing plants in South Carolina, Belgium, South Africa and Japan. He retired from Owens-Corning Fiberglas in 1977. His great avocation was sailing while in Rhode Island and later on Lake Erie where he met his wife-to-be, also an avid sailor. He was a member of the Toledo and Port Clinton Yacht Clubs for many years. He spent much other vacation time at the family home on Lake Keuka in New York's Finger Lakes. Peter had a passion for Science and Technology. At his request, his body was donated to the Anatomical Donation Program at the University Medial Center, located in Toledo, Ohio. Memorials may be made to an organization of one's choice. Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/30/2007.
Miles K. Sage, age 58 of 705 Dubois St., Elmira, Thursday, November 27, 1980 at St. Joseph’s Hospital after a brief illness. There will be no prior calling hours. Private Memorial Service will be held at the convenience of the family. Mr. Sage survived by his mother, Ella K. Sage of Elmira, one sister, Mrs. Paul (Dorothy) Solometo of Elmira Heights. Three nephews; Marc and Robert Solometo and John T. Sage, five nieces; Paula Carozza, Regina Haner, Julie Webber, Amy Sage and Molly Sage. Mr. Sage was Manager of Children’s Shoe Dept., at Panosian’s Shoe World on S. Main St., Veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. The Family requests no flowers.
Mrs Jennie Rogers, 50 of Corning, died on Tuesday at the Townley Nursing Home, Elmira where she had been for 10 days. Born in Wellsboro, January 12, 1901, she was the daughter of William and Edith Satterly. She and her husband, Ernest L. Rodgers had lived in Corning for the past eight years. She was a member of the Wellsboro Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband Ernest L. Rogers, two daughters, Mrs. Edward Weaver of Corning, and Mrs Lewis Day of Wellsboro, three sons, Sgt William S. Rodgers of Indiantown Cap; Donald H. Rogers and Robert E. Rogers, both of Corning. The funeral will be held at the Phillips Funeral Home today at Corning at 2pm. Burial will be in Coopers.
Earle E. Sheen, age 56, of Millerton, RD 2, unexpectedly Thursday, March 1, 1973 at Memphis, TN. Friends are invited to call at Barrett Funeral Home Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and Committal will be held at the funeral home Monday at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Burdette Mason officiating. Burial at the Convenience of the family, Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Survived by wife, Betty J. Sheen; one daughter, Miss Christine Sheen, at home; three sons, Ralph of Elmira, David and Richard, both at home; one grandchild; parents, Mr. And Mrs. Harold Adams of Pine City; stepbrother, Erwin Sheen of Horseheads. Mr. Sheen was an employee of Diamon and Bacorn, Inc. He was a veteran of World War II.
SHIELDS William J. "Bill"
Of Millport, NY
Age 85, of Claire Road, Millport, NY, died peacefully on Monday, December 31, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Bill was born July 27, 1922 in Elmira, NY, the only son of the late John O. and Lillian (Wilson) Shields. His son, Paul Lee Shields predeceased him in 2006. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Marion (Cowles) Shields; son, John Shields of Summerville, SC; daughter, Susan (Walter) Ruday of Orange Park, FL; sister-in-law, Sophie Cowles of New Port Richey, FL; grandsons, John Shields Jr., Walter and William Ruday; along with five great-grandchildren. Bill was the owner of Shields Electric Motor Service in Elmira and later went to work for General Electric, retiring from G.E. after many dedicated years of service as an electrician. Bill enjoyed his motorcycle, gardening, camping, cooking, the Barber Shop Chorus, the Drum & Bugle Corps, and was an avid bowler. Bill was a member of the Pine Valley United Methodist Church. He was a Veteran of the US Marine Corps, proudly serving his country during WWII in the South Pacific. Bill was a member of the Corning Consistory, Past Commander of the American Legion Post #443, devoted member of the Horseheads Old Oak Lodge #364, Horseheads American Legion, and the Marine Corps League. At his request, there will be no prior calling hours. A private Memorial Service will be held at the convenience of his family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/3/2008.
SLOWIK - LEEDECKE, Stella Slowik
Age 83, died Tuesday, January 15, 2008, at the Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital, Bath, NY. She was born in Coalport, PA May 9, 1924, the daughter of Peter and Teckla Gowenbrowski Slowik. She married Charles Leedecke on May 29, 1948 with whom she celebrated 59 years of marriage. She is survived by her husband, Charles Leedecke; two daughters, Susan (Walter) Piepke of Dayton, VA and Jane (Barry) Saville of Mecksville, NC; her son, Charles J. (Debbie) Leedecke of New Bedford, MA, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and her sister, Helen Byrd of Los Altos, CA. She was predeceased by her ten brothers and sisters and her parents. She served in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II as 2nd Lieutenant and retired from the V.A.M.C. in Bath. She was a member of St. Mary's Church in Bath, National Association of Retired Federal Employers, and the Charles E. Wescott American Legion Post 173 in Bath. Stella requested that there be no calling hours and a private burial at the convenience of the family in Bath National Cemetery. Memorial donations in Stella's name may be made to the St. Mary's Church, 32 East Morris Street, Bath, NY 14810. Arrangements are entrusted with Fagan's Funeral Home of Bath. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/17/2008.
Lone Oak, Texas
Graveside services were held for Leonard Stradley, 82, of Lone Oak, Texas, on Saturday, September 15, at Hooker Cemetery. Mr. Stradley died September 12, 2007 in Dallas, TX. Born September 11, 1925 in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, son of Charles and Blanche Heath Stradley. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, was a retail-clothing manager and was a Methodist. Mr. Stradley moved to Lone Oak in 1983. Leonard was predeceased in death by his parents; brother, Robert Stradley; sisters, Georgia Benfer, Sue Mosher, Bert Merrell, Ann Burton, Louise Campman and Vivian Spencer. Survivors include his lifelong friend, Guy Day of Loan Oak; sisters, Virginia Burt of Little Marsh, PA, and Eve Douty of Wellsboro, PA; and brother, Manford Stradley of Elmira, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/2/2007.
UPDIKE, Charles Leroy
Dad (Charlie or Chuck, as known by those who also loved him) died peacefully in Las Vegas, NV. Formerly from Elmira, New York, and Torrance, California, he was one of ten children, born February 12, 1917, to Jess and Gretchen Updike. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie; and oldest son, Del. He is survived by sons, Ronnie (and Peggy) Updike and Terry (and Theresa) Updike. He leaves behind three grandchildren, Shannon, Kevin, and Tavo; and two great-grandchildren, Anisa and Christopher. He also leaves three siblings on the East Coast, Raymond Updike, Francis Dougherty, and Betty Farley. During WWII, Dad and four of his brothers, along with three brothers-in-law, signed up for military service. Dad enlisted in the Army and was with the 5th Army 88th Division. His unit was engaged in a battle along the Italian border, where he was badly wounded, captured, and became a Prisoner of War. Dad spent the duration of the war in Stalag 7A prison camp in Mooseburg, Germany. Once liberated and wounds healed, he was honorably discharged with various military accommodations, among those being a CIB (Combat Infantry Badge) and the Purple Heart. Dad then went to work in the Elmira Post Office as a letter carrier. In 1957, he and his family moved to Torrance, California, where he continued working in the Postal Service and retired in 1977 as Postmaster of Torrance, CA. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 397 in Elmira, New York, and Torrance Lodge 447 in Torrance, CA. A memorial service will be held in Elmira, New York, at a future date. When growing up, children look for heroes in sports or in other areas. All we had to do was walk into our own front room and there was our hero. Dad, Mom, and Del - we love and miss all of you so much. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits, and join us in saying farewell until we all eventually meet again.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/15/2007.
TURRELL Edwin Elmore - Daily Review on 2/4/2008.
Edwin Elmore Turrell, age 84, of Wilmot Township, Wyalusing, Pa., formerly of San Francisco, Calif. died on Sunday morning at the Towanda Memorial Hospital. Edwin was born April 23, 1923, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., son of the late George Henry and Margaret Clark Turrell. He graduated from The Taft School, a member of the class of 1942. He later graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, Pa. He was drafted into the U.S. Army during WWII. After the war he returned to Lafayette College and graduated a member of the class of 1949. Edwin then attended Parson's School of Design in New York City, N.Y. Edwin owned an interior decorator company in the city of San Francisco, Calif. for many years, retiring to his residence in Wilmot Township in 2006. For the past year he has been a guest at the Wyalusing Valley Retirement & Personal Care Home. Surviving are: a brother, G. Henry Turrell Jr. of Wyalusing, Pa.; and several cousins. He was predeceased by two brothers: Robert C. Turrell in 1937, and Richard Turrell in 2008. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 12 noon at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa. with the Rev. Barry R. Ballard, pastor of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Hollenback Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Friends may call on Thursday morning from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman
VanETTEN Kenneth - Steuben Master Engraver
Age 89, of Gibson, died peacefully at the Corning Hospital on January 23, 2008. He was born on September 8, 1918 to Granville and Gertie Jones VanEtten. His father died in the great flu epidemic shortly after his birth. Kenneth attended the Gibson Grammar School and Corning Free Academy High School, graduating at the age of fifteen. He then entered the work world, setting pins at the Corning bowling alley, washing fruits and vegetables at the Market Basket on Market Street and finally taking a job as an engraver at T.G. Hawkes Crystal. He supplemented this income by playing banjo and fiddle in a band known as The Barley Boys. He met the love of his life, Norma Gordon, at a square dance at the Old Barn in Elmira Heights. After their meeting Norma went home and told her sister, "I've just met the man I'm going to marry." The two were married on September 3rd, 1939 in Millerton, PA, and rode all the way to Niagara Falls in the rumble seat of a model A Ford for their honeymoon. Kenneth became a delivery truck driver for Railway Express and he and his new wife set to work fixing up their old house on "Grasshopper Hill" in Gibson. The couple had two boys when Kenneth was drafted into the Army during World War II. He fought in the 320th Infantry Division during the Battle of the Bulge, earning a Bronze Star for heroism and a Purple Heart for wounds received in combat. Returning to Corning after the war, he enrolled in the Apprentice Engravers program at Steuben Glass under the GI Bill. After three years as an apprentice he earned the title of copper wheel glass engraver. Throughout his career many pieces he engraved were given as gifts of state. He engraved the Lafayette Bowl, which was presented to President Charles DeGaulle of France; The Sleeping Beauty, given to the King of Sweden; and the Merry-Go-Round Bowl, given to Queen Elizabeth. Kenneth retired in 1981 with 30 years of service to Steuben Glass. A child of the great depression, he was a believer in the Do-It-Yourself philosophy. Through the years he developed a wide range of carpentry skills. Kenneth also served in the New York National Guard, was Scout Master of Gibson Boy Scout Troop no. 56 and was a past member of the Gibson Volunteer Fire Department. He was active in Local 1000 union activities and was a representative to several national conventions of the American Flint Glass Worker's Union. Kenneth was a devoted husband and father and his family was the main focus of his life. He is survived by his wife, Norma; son, Gordon and wife, Pat of Caton, son, Terry and wife, Gayle of Advance, NC, son, Stanley and wife, Rachel of Mount Holly, NC, son Kenneth II and wife, Jennifer of Gibson; daughter, Penne Easton and her husband, David of Rochester and daughter, Margie Smith and her husband, Andy of Horseheads; 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Kenneth was predeceased by his sisters, Evelyn Robinson, Eleanor Rhodes and Thelma Totten; and his adopted brother, Joe Dubendorfer. At his request, there be no calling hours. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of ones choice. Acly-Stover Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/25/2008.
VAN SKIVER, Carlton O., age 59, of RD 2, Wayland, Sun., Feb. 10, 1973. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Tuesday and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer service will be held at the funeral home Thursday at 9:30 a.m. He was a Veteran of World War II. Mass of the Resurrection will be offered at St. Cecilias’s Church Thursday at 10 a.m., burial at the convenience of the family Holy Cross Cemetery, Watkins Glen. Survived by wife, Donna Rae Van Skiver; sons, Roland J. of Erin, Gary C. of West Virginia, Carleton Jr. of Savona, N.Y.; daughters, Mrs. Richard (Norma Jean) Collins of Barton, N.Y., Miss Carlotta Jean Van Skiver of South Carolina; 13 grandchildren; brothers, James of Waverly, Merle of Vestal, N.Y., Donald of California, Bernard and Fay of Watkins Glen, N.Y., Gerald of Odessa; sisters, Mrs. Eleanor Driscoll of Odessa, Mrs. Eva Swithers of Kingston, Pa., Mrs. Mary Jane Dolittle of Odessa; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. He was a communicant of St. John’s Church and member of Local No. 832 International Union of Operating Engineers.
WYNICK - WHITE Clara Wynick
Harrison Valley native
Age 86, of Bradford, PA, formerly of Glen Cove, NY, and Harrison Valley, PA, died Saturday, December 22, 2007, in the Bradford Manor, Bradford, PA. Born June 15, 1921 in Page, WV, she was the daughter of Charles William and Mary E. Senzel Wynick. A World War II veteran, she served with the US Army in the Pacific Theatre. On February 7, 1947 in Queens, NY, she married Arthur E. White, who predeceased her in 1970. She was employed as a pediatric nurse at the Glen Cove Hospital and as charge nurse at the Mont Clair Nursing Home in Glen Cove. Surviving are: a son, Allan A. (Dru Cary) White of Eldred, PA; a granddaughter, Tonia White of Gainesville, FL; two great-granddaughters; two brothers, Charles E. (Jeannette) Wynick and Kenneth J. (Virginia) Wynick, both of Harrison Valley, PA; two sisters, Evelyn (Keith) Wheaton of Ulysses, PA, and Arlene Haskins of Westfield, PA; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Clarence Wynick. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, on Wednesday, December 26th, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., with Funeral Services following at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Mel Ternes will officiate. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. Burial will be in Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/24/2007.
In Loving Memory Of…
WYLIE Robert C. "Bob", Corning, NY, 89 years, of 119 Grace Blvd., Painted Post, NY, died Sunday, August 26, 2007. He was born August 24, 1918 in Painted Post, NY, the son of the late John and Augusta Ubrnanski Wylie. He was a lifetime resident of the area, graduating from Painted Post High School (Class of 1936) and Elmira Business Institute. He was a veteran of the United States Army during WWII, serving as a marksmanship instructor. Bob married Rita Cunningham on May 6, 1943 in St. Mary's Church, Corning, NY. She predeceased him August 6, 1994. Bob was employed with the Ingersoll Rand Co., Painted Post, NY, with 20 years service and was a salesman for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. for 20 years retiring in 1979. Bob was a member of the Metropolitan Life Presidents Club for many years. He was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Campbell, NY, past Councilman for the Town of Erwin (1980-1991), Chairman for the Town of Erwin Republican Committee, member of Steuben County Republican Committee. Bob was an instructor for the New York State Hunter Safety Course. He was a member for 59 years of the Corning Lodge of Elks #1071, member of the Lionel Collectors Club of America and Train Collectors Association. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and summers at Camp Arey, Keuka Lake. Bob was an avid collector of trains and all its memorabilia. Surviving are his son, Robert G. (Sharon) Wylie, DDS of Painted Post, NY; two grandchildren, Gregory Vogt, DPM of Monroe, MI and Amy Vogt, DDS of Buffalo, NY; two great-grandchildren, Owen and Andrew Vogt; brother and sister-in-law, Gene and Mary Willis of Little Rock, AR; several nieces and nephews; lifetime special friends, Eugene and Madeline Knapp; also his beloved dogs, Rusty and Pepper at home. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, Friday, August 31, 2007, from 5-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held September 1, 2007 at St. Joseph's Church, Campbell, NY 10:00 a.m., Rev. Patrick Connor, celebrant. Committal Prayers and Interment will follow at the family plot in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY. The family would appreciate memorial donations be given in Bob's name to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.