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Abell, Ferdinand Augustus (Gus) 68, of Rome died at home of a heart attack Thursday night, Jan. 6, 1972. Born in Rome May 29, 1904, he was the son of the late Guy and Grace Forbes Abell. He was employed by the Towanda Box Factory for many years and worked there until he was taken ill two weeks ago.Mr. Abell was a member of the Rome Presbyterian Church. He belonged to the Roman Lodge No. 418, F. and A.M.   He is survived by five brothers, G. Lester, Dr. Leonard J., and Walter B. of Rome, DeLeon of Warren Center and Dr. Guy F. of Alexandria Bay, N.Y.; three sisters, Mrs. Keith (Helen) Blair of Rome, Mrs. John (Marguerite) Harbachuk of Windsor, N.Y., and Mrs William (Almyra) Naylor of Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Friends may call at the Miller funeral Home, Towanda, Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 at the funeral home with Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating.. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to the memorial fund of the Rome Presbyterian Church.

Ackerson, Luther A. age 63 of Kanona on Tue
February 20, 1979 at the ira Davenport Hospital, Bath. Friends may call at the Seager-Jones Funeral Home in Bath on Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. There will be an Elks service Friday 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The funeral and committal service will be held at the funeral home Saturday 2 p.m. Rev. Robert Lewis of Kanona United Methodist Church officiating. Interment Nondaga Cemetery, Bath. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Kanona United Methodist Church or the Bath Ambulance Corps. Survived by three brothers, Lawrence of Kanona, Guy of bath, John of Beaver Dams; two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Dickson of Kanona and Mrs. Hazel Amon of Alton, one niece; nine nephews. He was born Dec 5, 1915 the son of H. Lee and Bessie Wright Ackerson. He retired from the Corning Glass Works in April of 1975 where he worked as a production foreman. He was a graduate of Haverling High 1934. He was a member of Kanona United Methodist Church; Bath Elks Club; Bath Grange; Dansville Moose.

Adams, Jerome J. age 59 of 341 Clinton St. Penn Yan, Friday evening, February 16, 1979 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan. Calling hours at the Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan, Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Service Monday 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Penn Yan Ambulance Corp of Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Ruth B.; two sons, Justin and Brian, both of Penn Yan; one daughter, Mrs. Donald (Claudia) McNeely of Genesee, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Paul (Ellen) Kretchmer of Elmira and Mrs. Charles (Betty) Fritz of Penn Yan; 5 grandchildren.

 (15 Oct. 1971)
 Edward "Ned" Aldrich of 808 Glendale Drive, Endicott , N.Y. formerly of Towanda, died Friday afternoon.  Born June 10, 1888 in Burlington, son of Ira and Mary Jennings Aldrich, he was a retired Lehigh Valley Railroad employee  Mr. Aldrich was a resident of Towanda most of his life until he moved to Endicott several years ago.  He is survived by a stepdaughter, Mrs. Angelo Nirchi of Endicott, N.Y. and a cousin, Mrs. William Gibbons of Willseyville, N.Y.  Funeral services will be held Monday morning at the DeMarco Funeral Home in Endicott, N.Y.  Interment will be in the Riverside Cemetery at 11 a.m.

Andrews, Dene D. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Rev. John R. Polinsky on Sat. Sept. 16, 1978 at St. Francis of Assisi Chapel, Eagles Mere for Dene D. Andrews who died Sept. 12, 1978 at Darway Nursing Home at Estella where he had been a guest for the past three months. A Scripture Service for the immediate family was held Friday evening at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, Dushore.  Mr. Andrews was born in Shrewsbury Township on Nov. 23, 1903, the youngest child of George W. and Gennetta Sweeney Andrews. During his lifetime, Mr. Andrews was employed by Dunham and Sons, Dunham Brothers, Strout Waldron, Muncy Valley Industries, and Pennsylvania Department of Highways. He was also self-employed in landscaping and lawn work. He is survived by his wife, the former Grace Smeltzer, seven sons, Dean D. of Topeka, KS., Michael K. of Saratoga, N.Y., Eric J. of Grand Ledge, MI., S. Mark of Weiler, VT., J. Luke of Muncy, Matthew C. and J. Pierre both college students in Williamsport, seven daughters, Mrs. Lynne Dauzart of Pineville, LA., Mrs. Jennifer King and Miss Bethany T. both of Gaithersburg, MD., Mrs. Gabrielle G. Gering of Cockeysville, MD., Mrs. Demetria Crane of Burlington, N.J., Miss Patrice of Riverside, N.J. and Mrs. Bernadette Heisler III of Burlington, N.J. Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Martin (Caroline) Schaeffer of Montgomery, PA.Tthe last surviving of the family of eleven children. There are also ten grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  Interment was in Eagles Mere Cemetery.

Wellsboro Agitator - Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1875
In the town of Venice, Cayuga county, N.Y., last week Sunday morning, Harrison Andrews crushed his son's skull with a hatchet while the youth slept, then aroused his daughter from slumber and shot her, not fatally, when she and a sister escaped from the house.  He then poured oil on the carpets and set fire to the house, and then disposed of himself by putting a bullet through his brain.  The son is not expected to recover.  No motive for the atrocious deed is known.  Andrews had a violent and ungovernable temper.

Antes,Irvin L. Age 88 of Liberty Rd1, Penna. Monday, July 2, 1973 at Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport, Penna. Arrangements by Maneval Funeral Home, Williamsport, Penna. Friends may call at Friedens Lutheran Church, Liberty, Penna. Thursday 1 to 2 p. m. funeral service there Thursday at 2 p.m., Rev. Wayne E. Walters, burial Friedens Lutheran Church Cemetery. Survived by wife, Ocy May Temple Antes; sons, Russell and John of Elmira, Watson at home, Howard of Gillett, Penna. And Clifton of Mansfield, Penna.; daughters Mrs. Mary Brussler of Hughesville, Penna., Mrs. Doris Yocum of Carlisle, Penna., brother, Leroy Antes of Winnter, S. Dakota; sister Mrs. Fred Roupp of Williamsport, Penna.; 20 grandchildren, three great grandchildren. He was a retired farmer and a life member of the Black Wolf Rod and Gun Club of Liberty RD, Penna. He was a member of Friedens Lutheran Church.

 Dee Argetsinger, age 80 of Tampa, Florida, died June 1st in a local nursing home. He was buried beside his wife in the Myrtle Hill Cemetery of Tampa. He had earlier arranged for a short grave service, only.  He was born in Roseville, Pa., grew up in the schools of Mansfield, worked 40 years as a garage manager in Rochester, N.Y., and then retired to Tampa,Florida with his wife. He was the last of the five children of James and Ruby Soper Argetsinger. His nearest of kin is a first cousin living in Rock Ridge Hom,. Northampton, Mass. Dr. Ruth E. Decker.

George E. Bahr, of Dushore RD, died Thursday afternoon at the Sayre House after a short illness. He was born 80 years ago on Feb 15, 1890, in Cherry Twp., a son of Jacob and Minerva Litzelman Bahr. He was a life-long resident of Sullivan County, where he engaged in farming, taking great pride in his registered Herefords. He was a member of the Herfords Association.He was a member of the United Church of Christ in Dushore.He is survived by three sisters, Miss Mary Bahr of Dushore, Mrs. Alice Rohe of Hughsville, Mrs. Minnie VanHorn of Elmira, N.Y.; one aunt, Mrs. Addie Hunsinger of Montrose; several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Arthur L.Tubach Funeral Home in Dushore with the Rev. James E. Johnson officiating. Interment will be in the Farview Cemetery.

Dr. Joseph R. Bailer, 70, of 21 Windsor Road, Westminster, Md., a native of Athens died Monday night, Jan. 7, 1974, at his home following an extended illness.His father, Joseph Bailer, a tailor was a mayor of Athens at one time.Born in Athens, the son of the late J. Raymond and Honora Sheehan Bailer, he had been professor of education at Western Maryland College retiring in 1971. He had been at the college since July 1949. Dr. Bailer received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Pittsburgh and his master’s degree and Ph. D. degree from New York University. He attended Cambridge University in England and the University of Grenoble in France. He taught at Robert College, Istanbul, Turkey and the American University of Cairo, Egypt. He was also director of secondary education at Bloomsburg State Teachers College. His family at one time owned the Schrier Oil Co. in Athens.Dr. Bailer was a member of Kappa Delta Pi Honorary Educational Fraternity and had been director of the graduate program at Western Maryland College and head of the Undergraduate Program at Western Maryland College. He was a former president of Carroll county Association of Retarded Children and a member of the Westminster United Methodist Church.Surviving are his wife, Margaret Cassidy Bailer; two sons, Joseph R. Bailer III of Baltimore and John J. Bailer of Upper Marlboro; one daughter, Ann Margaret Bailer of Silver Springs, Md.; a sister, Mrs. Florence Schrier of Athens and Salisbury, Md.; a brother, John E. Bailer of Chicago and two grandchildren.Funeral services were held at the Myers Funeral Home, Westminster Thursday, Jan. 10, at 10 a.m.Dr. Reuben S. Holthaus of Western Maryland College officiated. Burial was in Meadow Branch Cemetery.

Baker, Frank age 86, at the Leader Nursing Center, Jersey Shore, Penna. Tuesday, July 31, 1973. Friends may call at the Kalec Funeral Home Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Thursday at 9:45 a.m. followed by Mass of the Resurrection at 10:30 a.m., St. Casimir’s Church, burial St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. Survived by sisters, Mrs. Bernice Raniewicz, Mrs. Francis (Eleanor) Curvish, Miss Mary Baker all of Elmira, Mrs. I. Frank (Martha) Luz of Stratford, Conn.; brothers, Joseph Baker of Rochester, Michael Baker of Horseheads, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews; several grand nieces and grand nephews.

Donald S. Barnes, 66, a former Sayre resident, died Monday at his home, 30 Westwood Road, Little Silver, N.J. Born in Geneva, N.Y., the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Williams S. Barnes he retired two years ago from the sales department of Harmon Colors, a subsidiary of the Allied Chemical Co. in Haledon, N.J. where he worked for 15 years. A graduate of Sayre High School, Mr. Barnes served as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Before he entered service, he was employed as a chemist by the R. T. Vanderbilt Co. in New York City. Mr. Barnes had been a member of the Beacon Hill Country Club, Atlantic Highlands, Forsgate Country Club, Cranbury, N.J., and the Chemist club of New York City. He was a communicant of St. Johns Episcopal Church, Little Silver. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Earle Barnes, and one brother Paul Barnes of Sayre. Funeral services were held Wednesday at Red Bank, N.J.

Beaman, Humphrey Mosher in his 93rd year at his home in Bay Shore, Long Island on April 9, 1978. Survived by his daughter, Betty Jane; his son, John W.; and his sister, Frances Beaman of Elmira, N.Y. Born in Mosherville, Pa. on Sept. 8, 1885, graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree in 1907. Proprietor for over 50 years in the drug store field in Little Neck and East Islip, N.Y. He was an active member of the Sons of Revolution; Suffolk County Historical Society; and a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church for over 45 years. The family will receive friends at his residence on Monday 2-7 p.m. funeral services at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Bay Shore, L.I. Tuesday 2 p.m. Interment in the family plot in Oakwood Cemetery, Bay Shore, N.Y. Mr. Beaman may be remembered by a memorial to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Building Fund.

Crooks, Mrs. Helen O. age 49, of Osceola, Pa. Wednesday Jan. 23, 1974 in Wellsboro Friends may call Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. at the Koch funeral Home Ulysses, Pa., where funeral and committal will be held Friday 1 p.m. Rev. Alice Harris. Burial Ulysses Cemetery. Surviving are; parents, Mr. & Mrs. Creed Beckhorn of Knoxville, Pa.; five daughters, Mrs. Donald (Nancy) Kemp of Knoxville, Pa., Mrs. Daniel (Viola) Scozzari of Houston, Tex, Mrs. William (Rebecca) Dass of Weston, W.Va. Mrs. Delos (Deborah) Smith of Wellsboro, Pa., Miss Linda Crooks of Osceola, Pa; seven grandchildren; three brothers, Don and Howard Beckhorn both of North Bingham, Pa., Roy Beckhorn of Monterey, N.Y.

Age 78, formerly of Wall Street in Elmira, died Sunday, April 8, 2007 at Bethany Manor in Horseheads. Barbara was born January 11, 1929, a daughter of the late James R. and Miriam Hays Beecher. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, Charles J. Allen, and brother, John H. Beecher. Barbara is survived by her daughters, Sondra Kim Orlousky, with her husband, Paul of Avon Lake, OH, and son, Matthew (Sarah) Orlousky; Valerie Allen Lee, with her husband, Byrum of Denver, CO, and son Cooper; Karen Allen Steinegger, with her husband Frank of Darien, CT, and children, Peter and Heidi; and Barbara Lynn Allen of Chicago, IL; brothers and sister-in-law, James R. Beecher, Jr., of Horseheads, and Harry H. and Peggy Beecher of Stamford, CT; sister, Judy Beecher Allen of Charlotte, NC; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Donald F. and Beverly Allen of Pine City, and Joanne Beecher of Elmira; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Barbara earned her Masters Degree in Childhood Development from Pennsylvania State University at State College and was a lifetime advocate of children, first as a teacher in both Frederick, MD and Watertown, NY, and later as a caseworker with Chemung County Child Protective Services. Barbara raised four children in Elmira and later worked for the Linn S. Chapel Co., until she retired in 2000. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Park Church, Elmira. Donations in Barbara's memory may be directed to either Arctic League, P.O. Box 113, Elmira NY 14902 or The Community Foundation, 307 E. Water Street, Elmira NY 14902.

Fred Benedict
Word has been received of the death of Fred Benedict of New York City on Tuesday, November 28, 1978. Mr. Benedict, a former area resident, is survived by a brother, Earl Benedict of Canton RD2.

Roland N. Benjamin, a native of this county who gained high recognition in the nations banking, insurance, and farmer co-operative circles, died Tuesday, July 10 (1973), at his home, 800 Brandt Avenue, New Cumberland, Pa. His age was 85. Mr. Benjamin was born in Liberty Corners March 8, 1888 the son of Guy C. and Cassie Neiley Benjamin. He operated a farm in his home community until 1930 when he took the position of state agent for the Ohio Farm Bureau Insurance Co. (now Nationwide) in Harrisburg. He retired in 1953 as executive secretary of the Pennsylvania Farm bureau Co-operative Ass’n with which he served 22 years. While operating his farm at Liberty Corners, Mr. Benjamin gained state-wide recognition for the high quality of the small grain seeds he produced and his skill as a potato grower. He was one of the first Pennsylvania farmers to grow more than 400 bushels of potatoes to the acre. He became well known to Pennsylvania farmers as an officer of the State Grange and as agricultural representative of the State Chamber of Commerce. When the Towanda Chamber of Commerce was organized about 1921, Mr. Benjamin became one of its most active members. He had many friends in this community who recall his friendliness, his sincerity, his business ability. He once served as master of Bradford County Pomona Grange and later for years was overseer of State Grange. He was a charter member of Liberty Corners Grange, with which he was affiliated for 59 years. Mr. Benjamin was also a 50 year member of Union Masonic Lodge No. 108 here, a 50-year member of Union chapter No. 1611, Royal Arch Masons, and a charter member of Northern Commandery No. 16, Knights Templar. His wife, Muriel, died on June 28 last. Surviving are; a stepson, Laurel Stone of New Cumberland; a niece, Mrs. Rodney (Marie) Williams of Liberty Corners; three nephews, Carlton Elliott of Liberty Corners, Lawrence Elliott of Liberty Corners and Ralph Elliott of Monroeton; several cousins. His only sister, Mrs. Adeline Elliott of Liberty Corners, died in 1967.  Funeral services will be held this Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the Stone Funeral Home in New Cumberland with interment at that place.

Bennett, Paul L. age 79, of 32 Barker Place, Waverly, Saturday, May 5, 1973, at the Tioga General Hospital following a long illness. Friends may call at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly, Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. John Moran, pastor of the Waverly Church of the Nazarene will officiate. Burial Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly. Survived by wife, Celia Dove Bennett; son, Melvin Bennett of Elkland, Pa; three grandchildren, Mrs. John (Donna) Bauman of Waverly, Mrs. Earl (Darlene) Plate of Elmira, Paul Bennett of Elkland, Pa.; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Before his retirement he was employed by Lougher Bros. Of Waverly as a painter and paper hanger. Later by Steeter Builders of Elmira. He was a charter member of the Waverly Church of the Nazarene.

Robert John (Tony) Bennett, Jr. 15, of 484 Cayuta Ave., Waverly, died this morning (29 July 1971) at the Tioga General Hospital following a brief illness. Death was unexpected. Born in Waverly, Oct. 19 1955, the son of Robert J. Bennett, Sr. and Mrs. Leo Cheresnowsky of Boston Mass., he was a student at the Waverly Junior High school. Surviving besides his parents are one brother, Thomas A. Bennett of Waverly; a half brother, John T. Bennett of Waverly; a half sister, Kathy Bennett of Waverly; a step- sister, Miss Donna Dishler of Waverly; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Velma Bennett of Waverly; maternal grand parents, Mr. And Mrs. Emo Becotte of Boston; several aunts and uncles. Friends may call at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Sunday at 2 p.m. Rev. Robert E. Sampson, pastor of the Waverly Church of the Nazarene, will officiate. Burial will be later in Glenwood Memorial Park Cemetery, Waverly.

Viola Bennett Boyce died at her home in Long Beach, California on March 22, 1973 at the age of 90. She was the daughter of Grant and Mary Budman Bennett and was born in Catlin Hollow, Charleston Township on November 24, 1882. She lived in Galeton for some years before moving to Lackawanna near Buffalo, N.Y. She then went to California and has resided there since 1911. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fourth and Pine Street, Long Beach, California and attended the services as long as health would permit. Mrs. Boyce was a Real Estate dealer. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Elva Gregory of Newberg, Oregon; a son, Duane Boyce of Houston, Texas; one granddaughter, Mrs. Loren Mills of Newberg, Oregon and two great-granddaughters, Mrs. Frank Wilson of Sherwood, Oregon and Miss Denise Mills of Newberg, Oregon; four sisters; Mrs. Lottie French of Troy, North Carolina, Mrs Nina West of Wellsboro RD 2, Mrs. Laura Ross and Mrs. Luva Goodwin both of  Wellsboro; several nieces and nephews and one cousin, Clair Bennett. Burial in Newberg, Oregon.

Miss Bertha Berguson, 71, of Arnot, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 1973, at her home. She was born Oct. 2, 1901, in Landrus, a daughter of Bert and Alma Anderson Berguson. Surviving is a brother, Albert, of Elmira, N.Y. The funeral was held Monday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, 18 North Main Street, Mansfield. Burial was in Lutheran Cemetery. The Rev. Maurice R. Entwistle, of Blossburg, a retired Baptist minister, officiated.

Bianco, Sarapheno (Sar) age 67 of Watkins Glen RD 1, Sunday, September 24, 1978 unexpectedly at home. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and where Prayer service will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s of the Lake Church. There will be prayers for the deceased at the funeral home on Tuesday at 8 p.m., Rev. Andrew Kalafsky officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. Survived by his wife, Agnes; two daughters, Mrs. Gael (Mary) Wasson of Watkins Glen and Mrs. Pamela Squires of Plainwell, Mich.; one son, Sarapheno Jr. of Watkins Glen RD; two sisters, Mrs. Elvira Perazzini of Watkins Glen and Mrs. Lena Sforza of Rahway, N.J.; four brothers, James, John and Frank all of Watkins Glen, and Joseph of Endicott, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Bianco was a member of the Watkins Glen Elks Club No. 1546; a member of the Moose Club No. 426 of Montour Falls; a member of the Mechanics Club of Montour Falls; a communicant of St. Mary’s of the Lake Church; and he was a retired restaurant owner in Watkins Glen.

BIDDLE - On the morning of Friday, Nov. 10, 2006, Ruth Eileen (Biddle) Chaapel of Canton RR 1, died quietly at Bradford County Manor. She was 58 years of age. Born in Muncy, PA on April 18, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Laura (Kilgus) Biddle. Ruth was well known as a kind, patient and giving person, generous to a fault, so it was fitting that she should choose a career in geriatric care. She was employed for many years at the Bradford County Manor, retiring only after her health challenges became overwhelming. As a young woman, Ruth was introduced by friends to Stanley Chaapel, and on Feb. 14, 1973, they were united in marriage. Together they raised a daughter and shared 33 years. Ruth was also known as a strong, independent woman who, although always ready to help others, never sought help for herself. Despite her physical limitations, Ruth would travel on her own to the hospital for her many treatments, rather than ask someone to take her. She drew her strength from the strong bonds of her family, and her unshakeable faith in the Lord. Ruth was a part of an independent, non-denominational Christian fellowship. She is survived by her husband Stanley and daughter Sara Chaapel, both at home, sister Jennie Reeder of Montoursville, step-brother Robert (Muriel) Shaylor of Troy, brother-in-law Robert Readinger of Pine Grove and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Naomi Readinger. Calling hours will be Monday, Nov. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Pa. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Pastor John Lattimer of Faith Baptist Church and Ministers Brad Stuefen and Dan Helenek of the Independent Christian Fellowship officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the Kidney Foundation, c/o Robert Packer Hospital, Dialysis Unit, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, Pa., 18840. - Daily & Sunday Review, Towanda PA, Nov. 12, 2006

BIRCHARD - Frederick B. "Fred" Birchard, 86, formerly of RR 1, Towanda, Pa., died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Born May 27, 1920, in Montrose, Pa., he was the son of the late Edward B. and Amy Frances Ball Birchard. Fred, as he was known by his family and many friends, was a graduate of Montrose High School, Class of 1938. On June 24, 1943, he married the former Madeline E. Steele at the Montrose Presbyterian Church. Fred was a veteran of World War II, having served in the 128th Army Air Force Base Unit in the Central Pacific, Guadalcanal and Northern Solomons. He was the recipient of the Degree of Legionnaire of the Legion of Merit Medal for Exceptionally Meritorius Conduct in Performance of Services of a Considerable Degree of Merit. Upon returning home after completing his military service, he worked on a farm in Montrose and later was employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Department, for 20 years. He subsequently entered into the insurance business, operating the Oakley Insurance Agency in Wyalusing, Pa., for 20 years, until his retirement in 1980. Fred was a member of the Independent Baptist Church, Towanda, and was a charter member of the Montrose V.F.W. In earlier years he enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and playing cards with his friends at the Elks. Fred was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and loved spending time with his family. He will be fondly remembered by his family and friends for his kind and gentle manner and for his keen wit and humor. He will be deeply missed. Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, David S. and Joan R. Birchard of Moravia, N.Y.; daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Larry Arnold of Hornbrook, Pa.; grandchildren, Jason Birchard and his wife, Danielle Birchard, Eric Birchard and his wife, Krissy Birchard, Lisa Birchard, Jacob Arnold and his wife, Toni Arnold, and Justin Arnold and his wife, Tara Arnold; great-grandchildren, Ryan Joel Birchard, Tristin Arnold and Owen Birchard; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Raymond Hunsinger Jr. and Jane Hunsinger of Montrose, Annamae Hunsinger of Springville, Pa., Dewey Hunsinger and Helen Hunsinger of Montrose, Irma Crawford of RR 1, Susquehanna, Pa., Kathleen Davies of Rushville, Pa., and Elaine Strohl of Springville; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a special friend, Jean Cummings. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Madeline E. Steele Birchard, on Dec. 1, 2004; a son, Larry F. Birchard, in 1967; a grandson, Joel Arnold, in 1994; two brothers, Robert and Allison Birchard; and two sisters, Ruth Birchard and Vesta Bolles. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at the Independent Baptist Church, Cherry Street, Towanda, with Pastor Donn Hauser officiating. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the church Thursday morning. Interment will be in the Tyler Cemetery, Elk Lake, Pa. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda.
Published in the Daily Review on 1/2/2007.

Blamey, Kenneth L. age 67, of S. Main St. Lawrenceville, Pa., Monday Feb. 25, 1974 at Corning Hospital, Corning, N.Y. Friends may call at the Parkhurst Memorial Presbyterian Church, Elkland, Pa., Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral at the Lawrenceville Methodist Church Thursday at 1 p.m., the Rev. William R. Lusk. Burial Blanchard Christian Cemetery, Blanchard, Pa. Arrangements by the Charles L. Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Pa. Survived by wife, Gwyneth Dunkle Blamey of Lawrenceville, Pa. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville, Pa., member of John A. Brashear Lodge No. 743 F&AM; member of the Valley of Pittsburgh, Pa. Consistory. He was a Lt. Commander U.S.N.R. during World War II serving in the South Pacific; graduate of Penn State University. He was teacher in the Pittsburgh Public Schools for 26 years; retiring in Nov. 1967 and moved to Lawrenceville in March 1968.


Walter Borick, 62, of Dushore, died April 24, 1978. Born in Lopez July 29, 1915, he was the son of Steve and Ida Nadiak. Mr. Borick was a machine operator at the Weldon Manufacturing Company in Lopez until he entered the U.S. army in 1944. While in the army, he served as a military policeman and was discharged in 1946. After his discharge, Mr. Borick became the manager of Weldon Manufacturing Company and remained in this capacity until 1957. At this time, he began to manage the Dushore Lingerie Company, Inc., until his retirement in 1974. At the time of his death, Mr. Borick was serving as deputy sheriff of Sullivan County. He was a member of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Church in Lopez; McDermott Post No. 452, American Legion of Mildred; and the White Ash Land Association. Surviving are his widow, the former Anna Kriel of Dushore; one son, Dr. Ronald Borick of the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Beverly) Kutz of Tyrone, Pa; three brothers, John Borick of Pennsauken, N.J.; Nicholas Borick of Point Pleasant, N.J. and the Rev. Paul Borick of St. Clair, Pa.; three sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Mary) Dempsey of Dushore, Mrs. Anna Waldron of Montoursville, and Mrs. Helen Duffield of Conshohocken, Pa.; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A military funeral was held April 26 from the Regina Tubach Funeral Home, 26 Water St. Dushore. Burial service was held in St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Church, Lopez. Interment was in the parish cemetery where graveside military services were conducted by McDermott Post No. 452, American Legion of Mildred.

Bostwick, Philo B. age 59, of Morris, Penna. Suddenly Thursday, July 12, 1973 at his home. He was born May 7, 1914, in Towanda, a son of Leon and Nina Truesdale Bostwick. Surviving, are two daughters, Mrs. John Thornton and Mrs. Robert McCarthy, both of Morris; four sisters, Mrs. William Kramer of Williamsport, Mrs. Kenneth House, of Blossburg, Mrs. Kenneth Harris, of Harpersville, N.Y. and Mrs. Donald Aylesworth, of Albany, N.Y. several stepchildren and three grandchildren. The funeral was held Sunday Tussey’s, 139 main Street, Wellsboro, with the Rev Perry Shoemaker Sr., pastor of the Morris United Methodist church, officiating. Burial was in Cherry Grove Cemetery, Nordmont, Penna.

BRAVO - TURNER, Evelyn Bravo
Wife of Rev. Frederick L. Turner for 62 years, died January 9, 2007 at home in Appleridge of Bethany Village, Horseheads, New York. Memorial for Evelyn will be held on April 14, 2007 in two identical services: one at the First United Methodist Church of Horseheads in the Chapel at 11:00 a.m. and at 2:00 p.m. in the Empire Room of Appleridge of Bethany Village. Evelyn and Fred affirm St. Paul's statement in 1 Corinthians, chapter 15, "There is a physical body, and there is a spiritual body." (Verse 44) We gratefully decline gifts of flowers; we do invite you to give your gifts of love to the church or faith that you support. Those wishing may make memorials in Evelyn's name to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.

BROWN - Alice May Brown Meeker, age 81, of North Hopkins Street, Sayre, Pa died on Thursday, November 9, 2006 following a brief period of declining health. Alice was born on February 7, 1925 in Windham, PA the daughter of the late Ward Mills and Mavia (Cook) Brown of Windham. She was a graduate of Rome High School, class of 1942. On July 3, 1948 in Nichols, Alice married her best friend Ernest H. Meeker, he preceded her on January 14, 1991. Alice was employed by Belle Knitting, Blue Swan, and Sayre Lingerie for fifty years. She was assistant to Donald N. Simmons, owner of Sayre Lingerie, for many years. Alice is survived by her sister and brother-in-law L. Lucille and Walter J. Smith of North Towanda, Pa; sister-in-law Louise Brown Tucker of RD#5, Towanda; nephews Larry W. (Lois) Brown and Robert C. (Sharon) Brown all of Rome, Pa; great nieces and nephews, Kevin L. (Becky) Brown, David W. (Joy) Brown all of Rome, Pa; Shelley (Donald N.) Litzelman of Dushore, Pa; Lisa Brown (Neal) Snyder of Rome, Pa; Kim (Karl) Jefferson of Milan, Pa; Robert W. (Kelly) Brown of Rome, Pa. Great great nieces and nephews: Monica and Megan Brown, Cody and Caleb Litzelman, Justin, Troy and Jaycee Brown, Jordan and Colton Snyder, Katy and Karlee Jefferson, and Carter Brown. Sister-in-law Junia Meeker of Lounsberry, NY; nieces and nephews Beverly Meeker of Lounsberry, NY; Carlene (Robert) Bullock of Maine, NY; nephew Robert (Theresa) Meeker of Port Crane, NY; great nieces and nephews Madison Meeker, Jordan Meeker and Tyler Donahue. Great nephews Trevor and Ben Bullock. Many special friends among them, Frank and Lela Park of Chemung, NY; Betsy Schumacher of Sayre, Pa; Gary and Rita Gregory of Sayre, Pa; Jean McCabe of Sanborn, NY. A time of remembering the special gift Alice was to all of us will be held on Sunday, November 12th at 3 pm at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols with Rev. Daniel Martin of the Nichols United Methodist Church, officiating. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held on Sunday from 1 pm until the time of the service at 3 at the funeral chapel. Family and friends are also invited to attend graveside services and prayers of committal on Monday, November 13th at 10 am in the Nichols Cemetery. For the love and care shown to Alice, the family requests that memorial contributions be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR# 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. 18848 in loving memory of Alice May Brown Meeker. - Daily & Sunday Review, Towanda PA, Nov. 10, 2006

Age 82, of Columbia Crossroads, PA, died Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at Ashton Healthcare, Athens, PA. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Grace; son, Terry of Elmira; along with several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private funeral services will take place at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may direct contributions to his family to assist with expenses. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.

BURNHAM - John W. "Jack" Burnham, Jr., 77, of Troy, PA died on Tuesday, January 2, 2007 at home. He was the husband of Frances M. (Sargent) Burnham who died in 1980. Family and friends are welcome to call from 2-3:45 p.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2007 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA. A Masonic service will be held at 3:45 p.m. The memorial service to honor Jack's life will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. Officiating will be Rev. Kenneth Marple of the Olde Covert Church. Jack was born June 29,1929 in Troy Township, Bradford County, Pa.. He was the son of the late J. Wallace and Millicent (Kittle) Burnham. Jack was a graduate of Troy High School, class of 1946. He was Protestant by faith. Jack was a retired farmer, postal rural route carrier, hauled hay and straw to and from New York State farms for several years, and delivered gasoline for Van Dyne Oil before finally retiring in 1998. He was a 55-year member of the Free & Accepted Masons Trojan Lodge #306 and was a Past Master of the lodge, and was an over 50-year member of the Troy Grange. Jack made many friends and acquaintances over the years on the delivery routes, restaurants, and coffee shop stops. He loved to have a conversation with anyone along his journey to hash over old times, places, family, friends, neighbors, relatives, farming, tractors and machinery, snowmobiles, hunting or just anything you could think of. Jack is survived by his two daughters, Brenda (Jeff) Brewer and Linda Burnham, both of Troy, Pa., three grandchildren, Tracy (Jim) Jenkins, Ryan Brewer, and Stephen Burnham, one great granddaughter, Kendal Jenkins; three aunts, Jean Kennedy, Doris K. McClure, and Fannie Ingerick, along with several nieces and nephews. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Frances, and his sister Claire B. Young. Contributions may be made in Jack's memory to the Olde Covert Church, RD 1 Box 368 Troy, Pa. 16947 or to the charity of your choice.
Published in the Daily Review on 1/4/2007.

CLAPP - Wm. Henry Clapp, Jr., age 64, of Terry Township, died on Saturday, November 18, 2006, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. He was born on August 6, 1942, in Abington, Pa., a son of the late William Henry Clapp, Sr. and Ruth Boyer Clapp. Henry's parents were produce farmers, and he was engaged in the operations on the family farm. He was a graduate of Council Rock High School, Class of 1960, in Newtown, Pa. Prior to his retirement in 2003, he was employed by the Northampton, Bucks County, Municipal Authority. He has been a resident of Bradford County since 1972, having moved from Bucks County He was a member of the National Geographic Society. He was an avid hunter, and enjoyed an occasional fishing trip to Canada, and found great enjoyment in his time spent fishing on the Susquehanna River. He also found enjoyment in attending and watching antique tractor pulls. Mr. Clapp was an enthusiast, and found great interest in Bradford County history, and was a supporter of the Bradford County Historical Society. He leaves surviving his family: Beatrice Clapp; sons and daughter in-laws: William W. and Shirley Clapp, Willard J. and Sue Clapp; a daughter and son-in-law: Melissa R. and Jeremy Dunton; a very special friend: Doty Hitchcock; and by four grandchildren: William N. Clapp, Carly Clapp, Jacob Clapp, and Joel Ott. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son Wilbur John Clapp in 1963. A private family service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bradford County Historical Society, 21 Main Street, Towanda, PA 18848, in Wm. Henry Clapp's memory. - Daily & Sunday Review, Towanda PA, Nov. 19, 2006

Age 86, of Dundee, NY, died Sunday, April 15, 2007, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Honoring her wishes there are no prior calling hours. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to the Dundee Library, 32 Water St., Dundee, NY 14837. Betty was born Sept. 20, 1920 in Van Etten, NY, the daughter of the late Harold and Della Rogers Denmark. She graduated from Van Etten High School in 1936, and from Albany State Teachers College in 1939 with a degree in English and History. After college she worked as a reporter for the Binghamton Press at the Norwich Bureau. On January 28, 1945 in Norwich, NY, she married Leland A. "Bunky" Morris. She became a teacher and taught at the high school level in the West Irondequoit School District for over 25 years before retiring in 1984. Mrs. Morris was a member of the Congregational Church in West Irondequoit, where she lived for many years. They have lived along Seneca Lake since 2003, previously of Scio, NY. "Betty was an avid reader, gardener and mentor to her family and friends alike". She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Leland A. Bunky Morris at home; three sons, John (Martha) Morris of Big Springs, TN, Jeffrey (Laurie Richer) Morris of Dundee, Jay (Mary) Morris of Cuba, NY; two daughters, Jill Morris of Rochester, and Dale Morris of Berkeley, CA; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Monroe "Denny" Franklin Denmark in 1956. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee.

DE PUE Raymond A.
Of Elmira, NY
Age 87, died peacefully with his loving family at his side on Sunday, April 15, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital after a short illness. He was a Veteran of the US Army and proudly served his country for 5 years during WWII, which included a year in the South Pacific. He served his local community as a Fireman in the city of Elmira for 30 years retiring in 1982 as a Captain. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and gardener. Raymond is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Geppina M. DePue; beloved children: daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Tom Ames of Horseheads, NY; son and daughter-in-law, Darrell and Carol DePue of Brandon, FL; daughter, Dorine DePue of Elmira, NY; son and daughter-in-law, Dean and Julie DePue, also of Elmira, NY; along with 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was the son of Frank A. and Bessie (Crandall) DePue who have preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death are three brothers, Frank Jr., John and Ernest; two sisters, Irene and Betty. Also surviving Raymond are two brothers, Robert and Donald; two sisters, Eunice and Jeanette; sisters-in-law, Gina Chalk and Ida Maria; brother-in-law, Vincent (Jan) Giannini. At his request there will be no prior calling hours or services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to his loving wife Geppina at 102 South Ave., Elmira, NY 14904, in his memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904.

ELLIOTT - Jeanne Elizabeth Elliot, age 61, of Wysox, Pa., died on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2006, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Jean was born on June 30, 1945, in Camp Lejeune, N.C., at the Naval Hospital, a daughter of Chester F. and Hillary Kinnear Elliot Jr. She graduated from Woodbridge High School in 1963, and from there she attended Mansfield State College, from which she graduated in 1967. Jeanne started teaching in Wyalusing in September of 1967. She was instrumental in starting the Washington DC trip, and she helped organize the trip and fundraisers for the trip for 30 years. Jeanne was also very active in the WAEA, serving as president for 10-plus years; she presented in-services on computers when technology was being introduced to the schools. She served on many committees for the school, especially the curriculum development committee. She was a math adviser for the sixth-grade class, which won multiple state awards for its high scores. Jeanne was a financial contributor to those students who would normally be unable to attend field trips. She was a much-loved sixth-grade schoolteacher in the Wyalusing Area School District. Surviving are: her father and mother, Chester and Hillary Elliot Jr. of Wysox; brother and sister-in-law, Chester and Edith Elliot III of Arvada, Colo.; niece and husband, Kristin and Brian Fox of Arvada; and great-niece and great-nephew, Elliot Fox of Arvada and Nicholas Fox of Arvada. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. Barry Ballard presiding. Friends may call from noon until the time of the service on Thursday at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to the Wyalusing Sixth Grade Trip Fund, c/o Joe Darrow, RR4 Box 4008, Wyalusing, Pa. 18853 - Daily & Sunday Review, Towanda PA, Nov. 15, 2006

Age 43, formerly of Elmira, died on April 8, 2007 in Meadville after a long battle with cancer. She was born November 12, 1963 in Elmira, to Joseph J. Faber III and Sharon Storch. She is survived by her father and his companion, Barbara Fairbanks of Elmira; one daughter, one son, and two grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Saegertown United Methodist Church Food Pantry, P.O. Box 689, Saergertown, PA 16433. Arrangements are private and under the direction of Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home and Crematory, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville, PA 16335. 814-724-7860.

FLY - Walter M. Fly, age 71, of Wyalusing, Pa., died on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. He was born on April 21, 1935, in Gardenville, Pa., a son of the late Lloyd and Lavina Greene Fly. On March 30, 1957, Walter and Elizabeth Tyler Fly were united in marriage. It has been a loving and devoted marriage of more than 49 years. Prior to his retirement in 1997, he was a dairy farmer and a self-employed carpenter in the Bucks County area. He was a member of the Danboro Reformed Church of America in Danboro, Pa., and locally had attended the Wyalusing United Methodist Church. Mr. Fly built his log home in Wyalusing. He and his wife have been residents of this area for the past four years. He found great enjoyment in his time spent with his family, woodworking, camping and traveling, and walking through the woods looking at nature and wildlife was a favorite pastime. He leaves surviving his wife, Elizabeth "Betty" Fly, at home; three children, Walter M. (Susan) Fly Jr., of Hummelstown, Pa., Donna (John) Meeley of New Castle, Del., and Pamela Fly of Wyalusing; two brothers, John Fly of Chalfont, Pa., and Richard Fly of Terrytown, Pa.; and six grandchildren: Aubree, Walter III, Becky, Thomas, Lauren and Colleen. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17, in the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Diane Prentice, pastor, officiating. Local arrangements have been entrusted to the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing. A memorial service will also be held on Saturday, Nov. 18, in the Reed & Steinbach Funeral Home of Doylestown. Interment will follow in the Mechanicsville Cemetery, Mechanicsville, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials may be made to Martha Lloyd Community Services, 190 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. 16947, in Mr. Walter Fly's memory. - Daily & Sunday Review, Towanda PA, Nov. 15, 2006

Age 79, of Canton, PA, formerly of New Jersey, died April 17, 2007. Born in Neptune, NJ, on December 23, 1927, the daughter of Clarence and Lela (Truex) Gilbert. Elsie was the beloved wife of James Rumsey and a devoted mother and grandmother. Elsie received her Bachelor's Degree from Mansfield and taught Home Economics in Bradley Beach, NJ, until retiring in 1988. She was a member of the Ward United Methodist Church in Canton, American Legion Auxiliary in Neptune, Elks Club in Asbury Park, and the Bradley Beach Volunteer Fire Company. Elsie loved the beauty in nature and especially enjoyed flowers, traveling and snowmobiling. She was also talented in quilting and crocheting. Surviving is her husband, Jim; three children, Walter (Elizabeth) Rumsey of Manalapan, NJ, Joseph (Andrea) Rumsey of Toms River, NJ, and Frank (Loretta) Rumsey of Oakhurst, NJ; seven grandchildren. She was predeceased by an infant son, Gilbert Roger Rumsey. Funeral services and burial will be held in New Jersey. A memorial service will be held locally and announced at a later date. Assisting the family with arrangements is Pepper Funeral Home in Canton.

GRAVES Darryl Judson
Age 56, of Elmira Heights, NY. He was born September 8, 1950 in Elmira to Judson and Onalee (Hartman) Graves and died Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at the VA Medical Center, Syracuse, NY. He was predeceased by his mother, Onalee on January 31, 2006; and is survived by his sons, Andrew (Ingrid Chesnick) and Daniel Graves, both of Elmira Heights; father, Judson Graves of Horseheads; sisters, Deirdra Ettenberger of Horseheads and Melanie (John) Rahr of Millport; along with several nieces, nephews and many close friends. Darryl, along with his father, owned Graves Press in Elmira Heights. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving aboard the guided missile frigate Harry E. Yarnell; volunteered as an E.M.T. with Schuyler Ambulance, was very active in Five Rivers Council, Boy Scouts of America and was an avid outdoorsman. His memberships include the Elmira Heights Zoning Board of Appeals, Elmira Heights Volunteer Fire Department, American Legion Clarence R. Oliver Post 154, Elmira Heights, the Elmira Stamp Club and several local PBA's. In 1993, Darryl and his father were the recipients of the inaugural Elmira Heights, Henry C. O'Neill Citizen of the Year Award. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Friday, April 13th,- from 6 to 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Darryl by showing an act of kindness for someone or through donations to the charity of one's choice.

died April 15, 2007. He is survived by his beloved wife, Karen; son, Ken (Renee) Hesselbach of Hampshire, IL; daughters, Deb (Chris) Patchin of Williamsport, PA, and Krista (Dave) Pryne of Ulster, PA; stepson, Tim Brakin of Myrtle Beach, SC; four grandchildren. Al was an avid hunter and fisherman. Arrangements with the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads are taking place privately.

Age 60, of Waverly, NY, died Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was predeceased by his parents, Walter Hetherly (11/22/00) and Lucy Hetherly (6/17/05). He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Jeanette Hetherly, Waverly; sisters and brothers-in-law, Norma and Jim White, Garland, Texas, Jean and John Melick, Canastota, NY; brothers-in-law and their wives, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Robert, Owego, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Robert, Easton, Pa., Mr. Ronald Robert, Waverly, NY; father-in-law, Mr. Allan Robert, residing at the Tioga Nursing Facility, Waverly; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews on both sides of his family. The funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, at the Coleman & Daniels Funeral Home, Rt. 434, Apalachin. Pastor Joseph Blair will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The family will receive friends 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make contributions to the American Cancer Society, 31 Adams Ave., Endicott, NY 13760.

HOFFMAN- Georgia Anna Cooley 91, of Bridge Street Hill, Towanda RR 3, Towanda Twp., Pa. died Wednesday evening November 8, 2006 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Georgia was born December 8, 1914 in Wyalusing, Pa. the daughter of the late George Hoffman and Anna Shafer Hoffman. She was a graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School and was employed as a social worker by the Chemung County Department of Social Services in Elmira, N.Y. for many years. Surviving are: her children: Bruce Campbell and his wife Alice Campbell of Ulster, Pa. Ronald Campbell and Betty of Towanda RR#3, Lillian Griffin and her husband Edward Griffin of Fairfield, CA. Ardyce Blackburn of Amarillo, Tex. 15 grandchildren and Several Great Grandchildren; Brothers: Donald Hoffman and his wife Pat Hoffman of Wyalusing, Pa. and Ernest Hoffman of Liberty Corners, Pa. Several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by: a Grandson, Rex Campbell and by a Sister, Dora Kasmierski. A memorial service will be held Saturday November 11, 2006 at 6 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Richard Barner, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, officiating. There are no calling hours. Interment services will be private. - The Daily & Sunday Review, Towanda PA, Nov. 10, 2006

Larry Dean Howard Age 54, of Gillett, PA, died on Saturday, May 18, 2002 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was born on March 29, 1948 in Sayre, PA, a son of the late Edward and Olive (Seipler) Howard. He was employed by the Kennedt Valve of Elmira, NY where he was  involved in the manufacturing of fire equipment. Larry is survived by his daughter, Carla (Ken) Nero of Bently Creek, PA and Laura (Ed) Brunell of Allentown, PA; one brother, Howard Seipler of Powell, PA; four sisters, Rose Johnson, Barb Campbell, Sue Vanderpool all of Towanda, PA and  Dorothy Potter of Niagra Falls, NY; six grandchildren, Robbie, Patience,  Asia Nero, Brook Mengel II and Brandon and Kerie Brunell. Mr. Howard in predeceased by his parents; brothers, Edward and Jeff Howard; and sisters, Bonnie Donovan, Paula Allen, Beatrice Howard and Harriet Howard. Family and friends are invited to call at Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The funeral service will immediately follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. James Carr officiating.

JANNONE - Gerard J. "Jerry" Jannone, age 76, co-founder and resident of Camp Ballibay, Camptown, Pa., died on Monday, Nov. 13, 2006, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Jerry was born on Dec. 23, 1929, on Staten Island, New York City, a son of the late James A. and Agnes McLaughlin Jannone. He attended New Dorp High School, Rhodes Preparatory and NYU. He earned a BA in psychology and MS in education, attending Columbia University, Wagner College, Newark College of Engineering, Rutgers University and Kean College. He taught in Mountainside, N.J., and Berkeley Heights, N.J., and was department chairman in Woodcliff Lake, N.J., in science. An avid pilot, he flew the camp's twin-engine aircraft and was for many years a flight instructor CFI-I. He married the former Dorothy J. Piatek on Dec. 27, 1959, and they celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary in 2005. Jerry served in the U.S. Army after World War II. Jerry and Dottie founded Camp Ballibay in 1964, and left high school teaching shortly thereafter to devote full time to the business. Ballibay grew from its beginning as a small visual art and equestrian camp to an incredible program for children interested in all areas of the fine and performing arts. Gerard designed all the buildings on campus, and laid the foundations for all the programs and activities in which children can participate. In 1998 his son John joined Jerry and Dottie in the operation and development of Ballibay. Jerry remained an active force in the camp business until his death, building both programs and facilities. He was particularly fond of the developing country and western music program, and his most recent idea was the addition of a program in the Chinese martial art Tai Chi. 2007 will mark Ballibay's 44th summer of operation. Ballibay was Jerry's life's work; his passion and his greatest accomplishment. Jerry was a member of St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church in Wyalusing, Pa., and was former director of the former First National Bank of Bradford County for eight years, and was also a director of the former Keystone Financial Inc. Surviving are: his spouse, Dorothy, at home; son, John J. Jannone of Camptown; brother, Richard Jannone of Plainfield, N.J.; and grandson, Anselm Cairo Jannone of Brooklyn, N.Y. He was predeceased by an infant sister, Babe. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. Philip S. Rayappan, his pastor, presiding. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers and requests that memorial contributions be directed to a charity of one's choice. - Daily & Sunday Review, Towanda PA, Nov. 15, 2006

JAYNE - Mr. Claude Jayne Jr., age 79, of RR 2, Box 2282, Lacey Street, Laceyville, Pa., died at Geisinger Wyoming Valley, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on Saturday evening, Dec. 30, 2006. Known by many as "Junior," he was born in Meshoppen, Pa., on Dec. 17, 1927, the son of the late Claude and Esther Remaley Jayne Sr. Junior was a graduate of the Laceyville High School, Class of 1945. He worked all of his life as a mechanic, for Ted Luce Garage in Laceyville; Whipple Brothers Lumber Yard Garage; Sylvania, in Towanda, Pa.; and the Dutch Repsher Garage, where he retired in 1989. Junior was a member of the Franklin Lodge No. 263 F&AM of Laceyville and the Valley of Scranton Consistory, in Dallas, Pa. Junior is survived by his wife, the former Anna Mae Cook Jayne, to whom he was married for 58 years; two sons, David Jayne and Mary Ann Burgess of Laceyville and Roger Jayne and Betsy Fries of Laceyville; also a brother and his wife, Kenneth and Betty Jayne of Laceyville; three grandchildren, Angela Jayne and Wayne Ciprich, Brad Jayne and Alisha Colegrove, and Chad Jayne and Abby McClaskey; and two great-grandchildren, Dylan Ciprich and Braden Jayne. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Carol Angel Jayne. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 3, at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, with Mr. Ronald Learn, a longtime friend of the family, officiating. Interment will be in the Lacey Street Cemetery in Laceyville. Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday. Masonic services will be conducted by the members of the Franklin Lodge No. 263 F&AM on Wednesday before the start of the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Laceyville Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 274, Laceyville, Pa. 18623, or to the Goodwill Fire Co., P.O. Box 207, Laceyville, Pa. 18623.
Published in the Daily Review on 1/2/2007.

KEEFE J.E. Keefe, Funeral Director, Dies
Jeremiah E. Keefe, for 40 years an Elmira funeral director, died Monday at St. Joseph's Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Keefe, who was 75, operated Keefe's Funeral Home at 436 Broadway from 1927 until 1967. Mr. Keefe lived at 438 Broadway, and was a member of St. Mary's Church, Elmira Elks Lodge, the Fraternal Order of Eagles and was an honorary member of the National Funeral Directors Association.

KEEFE Jerry E.
Age 75, of 428 Broadway, Monday, Aug. 25, 1969. Friends may call at 436 Broadway, Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer service there Thursday at 9:15 a.m. followed by Requiem High Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church. Survived by wife, Ernestine; sister, Mrs. Edward (Mary) Kain of Elmira; several cousins. Mr. Keefe was a retired Funeral Director; member of St. Mary's Church; Elmira Lodge of Elks; Fraternal Order of Eagles; was an honorary member of National Funeral Directors Association.

LUNDY - Mrs. Doris Lundy Spako, age 88, of Laporte, PA died on Sunday, November 19, 2006 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital in Elmira, NY. Doris was born in Warrensville, PA on December 23, 1917, a daughter of the late Samuel Edward and Tacey Kimble Lundy. Her family moved to Bradford, PA, where she married Benedict (Ben) Spako of Salamanca, NY, on March 22, 1935. They resided in Williamsport for several years and in 1958 they purchased the Laporte Hotel. Doris was the chef and Ben tended bar and operated the hotel for 16 years retiring in 1972. Ben predeceased her on April 3, 1972. Doris was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Laporte and a member of the Laporte Women's Club and the Mountain Ash Cemetery Association. She enjoyed cooking and baking for friends, family, community and church. Surviving is son and daughter-in-law: Daniel & Sharon Spako of Muncy, PA; daughters and sons-in-law: Judy & Leland Pike of Elmira, N.Y. Marie & Dennis Bement of Elmira, N.Y. daughter-in-law: Kathleen Gerrity Spako Beardsley of Newark, DE; brother and sister-in-law: Dale & Ann Lundy of Williamsport, PA; and sister: Mildred Tipton of Long Island, N.Y., 11 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, James D. Spako of Newark, DE on December 6, 1992. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006 at 10 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, PA with the Rev. Bert S. Kozen, her pastor, presiding. Interment will be in Mountain Ash Cemetery, Laporte, PA. Friends may call on Tuesday, Nov. 21, from 5-8 p.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home in Dushore, PA. There will be a Vigil Service at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. - Daily & Sunday Review, Towanda PA, Nov. 21, 2006

McCARTHY - John Francis McCarthy Jr., age 64, of Wyalusing, Pa., died on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006, at his home. John was born in West Chester, Pa., Dec. 23, 1942, a son of the late John F. and Mary Buck McCarthy. He graduated from Bishop Shanahan High School in West Chester. John served with the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea during the Vietnam War. After he was discharged he worked for the U.S. Postal System in West Chester, retiring to this area in 1998 after 36 years of service. John was a member of St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa. During his working career in West Chester, he was very active in VFW Post 106 (life member), Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 908, B.P.O.E. Lodge 853, Fame Fire Company and the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society. He was a 4th-degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 1333, where he was the financial secretary for 25 years. When John moved to this area he became actively involved with the Loyalsock Post No. 996 American Legion, Dushore, where he was a life member and also the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Known to his friends as "The Big Dipper" or "Uncle George," John was noted for "making new friends." Surviving are: his longtime companion, Mary Lou Meehan of Wyalusing; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Beverly McCarthy of West Chester, and Thomas and Mary Ellen McCarthy of Hanford, Calif.; two sisters and brother-in-law, Mary Agnes and Raymond Moran of West Chester and Louise Beans of West Chester; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 5, 2007 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, and will be followed at 11 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, with the Rev. Bert S. Kozen, his pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil's Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 4, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home. The family will provide the flowers and asks that memorials be directed to: Loyalsock American Legion Post No. 996, P.O. Box 171, Dushore, Pa. 18614, or to Knights of Columbus, PO Box 853, Dushore, Pa. 18614. Graveside military services will be accorded by members of Loyalsock Post No. 996 American Legion, Dushore. Members are asked to assemble and pass in review at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.   Published in the Daily Review on 1/2/2007.

MEYERS - BIRCH, Sylvia M. - Sylvia M. Birch, 93, formerly of Macedon, died on Aug. 26, 1998 in Fort Worth, Texas. Mrs. Birch was born in Towanda, PA on June 13, 1905, a daughter of Burt and Eva NICHOLS MYERS. She lived in Texas for 11 years and was a member of the Macedon Senior Citizens. Mrs. Birch lived in Macedon for several years. Interment in St. Ann's Cemetery, Palmyra. Mrs. Birch is survived by two daughters, Charlene (Donald) MACK of Azle, Texas, and Leona (Robert) ALVUT of Fairport; two sons, James of Sodus, formerly of Newark, and Charles of Montana; several grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Lemual MYERS of Niagara Falls, NY; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Ross, in 1984; daughter-in-law, Lela BIRCH on Oct. 3, 1997; and son, William, in 1970

Of Millerton, PA
died peacefully on Saturday, April 14, 2007, in his home surrounded by his loving family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.

Millerton, PA
Born November 20, 1938 in London, Ontario Canada. Preceded in death by his parents, Charles Wayne Miller and Doris (Harper) Miller; and brother, Joel Miller. Gene died peacefully on April 14, 2007 in his home surrounded by his loving family. Gene is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 31 years, Martha (Burdick) Miller; loving sister, Lynne Miller of Tonawanda, NY; beloved children, Raymond (Regina) Miller of Tioga, PA, Charles (Rai-Anne) Miller of North Carolina, Brian Burdick, Christine (Calvin) McWhorter, John (Gwendolyn) Burdick, Mark (Melanie) Burdick, all of Millerton, PA; 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Miller was a district manager and salesman for Jewel T Home Shopping for 27 years in the Southern Tier. Memorial services to honor Gene's life will be held at Daggett United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 21, 2007, at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Robert Strozyk will be presiding over services for Gene. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Gene's name to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901. Arrangements are entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.

MONTGOMERY - Ralph Montgomery, 78, of Cold Spring, N.Y. and West Burlington, Pa. died at his Cold Spring home on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born the youngest of nine children to Tobias Esto and Georgina Maudina Montgomery on January 1, 1929 in Wayne, Oklahoma. His family fled Oklahoma in 1934 amid the Great Depression and Dust Bowl and settled briefly in Scottsdale, Arizona where Ralph attended elementary school. They eventually settled in Downey, California and Ralph graduated from Downey High School. He earned an Associate's Degree from Fullerton College, then worked in Alaska before being drafted into the Army and serving in Japan from 1950–1952. After completing military service he earned a Bachelor's Degree at Whittier College (California) in 1954 and began a teaching career in California. Enroute to a teaching assignment at the Department of Defense Dependents' Overseas School in Okinawa, Japan, in 1956 he met Eileen Curtin from New York City, who was traveling to a teaching assignment at the same school. Ralph and Eileen married on February 21, 1957 in Okinawa. He returned to United States in 1959 settling in Cold Spring, NY where he and Eileen raised nine children. He worked as a teacher, speech therapist, and speech pathologist for Haldane School, Putnam Valley Schools, B.O.C.E.S. and in private practice. He also worked as a mail carrier in Cold Spring and Garrison. Ralph earned a Master's Degree in Speech Pathology from the New York University in 1969. He was an active parishioner and lector at Our Lady of Loretto Church and member of Loretto Council #536 of the Knights of Columbus. He was recently inducted into the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. He served on the Philipstown Planning Board, Haldane School Board, and Philipstown Republican Committee. He was a founding member of the North Highlands Fire Department and Treasurer for the Cub Scouts. His proudest service was to his family as a dedicated and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. In 1992 he and Eileen retired to their farm in Bradford County, Pennsylvania where he realized a life long dream of returning to an agricultural community. He is survived by his wife, Eileen of Cold Spring, nine children, twenty-seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was predeceased by one grandchild. A Mass of Christina Burial will be held at Our Lady of Loretto Church, 24 Fair St, Cold Spring, N.Y. on Friday, January 5, at 11:30 a.m. followed by interment at Cold Spring Cemetery. Friends may call at the Clinton Funeral Home, Corn of Parrott & Pine Sts (21 Parrott St) Cold Spring, N.Y. from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 4. Published in the Daily Review on 1/4/2007.

MOORE Donald M.
Age 56, of Waverly, NY, died on Monday, April 9, 2007, at his home. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, April 28, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. at the Sayre Christian Church, 427 S. Keystone Ave., Sayre, PA 18840-1527, with Pastor James Donahoo officiating. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA 16933, is assisting the family

MORRISON Francis Robert
90, of County Route 60, Lowman, and formerly of Candor, NY, died Friday, April 13, 2007, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law. He was born on March 16, 1917 in Binghamton, NY, a son of the late John and Laura (Frost) Morrison. For many years, Fran was employed as a mold maker at General Electric in Elmira. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening, although his greatest pleasure was spending time with his family and friends. Fran is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Francis and Stella Morrison of TN, Joseph and Bertha Morrison of Lowman, NY, Daniel and Carol Morrison of Pine City, NY; his daughters and sons-in-law, Laura and LeRoy Schweigher of Waverly, NY, Donna and Dennis Grey of Lowman, Henrietta Cooper of Lowman; his brother, George (Carol) Morrison of Stampford, FL; his sister, Lela (Pat) Pallet of TN; several nieces, nephews, among them and known by Fran as the "Dunkley Girls", Patsy, Nancy, Mary Ellen and Marscha; 22 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren; and a good friend of Marion McCarthy of TN. Fran was predeceased by his wife of 24 years, Nioma Morrison; his brothers, Fred, James and John Morrison; sister, Laura Adams; and the mother of his children and good friend, Elizabeth Morrison. Abiding with his wishes, cremation will take place at the Tioga Point Crematory, Athens. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 South Main St., Nichols.

NEEFE - PERIGO, Colleen R.
Age 65, of North Water St., Knoxville, PA, died April 10, 2007. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA., Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon where a memorial service will be conducted following calling hours at 12:00 noon. Memorial donations may be made to the Northern Tier Recreation Authority. COLLEEN WAS THE DAUGHTER OF LARUE AND HELEN [RANDALL] NEEFE.  bte

OLIVER - Mrs. Betty O. Allen, age 86, of RR 1, Box 1736, Laceyville, Pa. (Doolittle Hill), died at the Beverly Health Care Center, in Tunkhannock, Pa., on Saturday morning, Nov. 4, 2006. Mrs. Allen was a resident of Beverly Health Care, since July 2005. She was born in Wyalusing, PA, on Dec. 18, 1919, the daughter of the late Claude and Beatrice Wilson Oliver Sr. Mrs. Allen was the wife of Frank B. Allen, who died on Jan. 27, 1999. A graduate of the Wyalusing High school, she was employed for 30 years at Bendix Corp. in South Montrose, PA, retiring in 1981. Mrs. Allen was a member of the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church. She was also a 50-year member of the South Auburn Grange No. 1188, a past member of the Rought Hall Post 510 American Legion Auxiliary, and a past member of the Rebecca Lodge, in Laceyville. For many years, she was a very active member of the Meshoppen-Laceyville Tyler Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, working for many years in the hospital snack bar. In her spare time she enjoyed being with her family. Surviving are her two daughters and their spouses, Barbara and Kenneth Arey of Wyalusing and Maryann Burgess and David Jayne of Laceyville; a brother and his wife, Robert and Rose Oliver of Wyalusing; three sisters-in-law, Mrs. Marion Bowman of Laceyville, Mrs. Evelyn Lambert of Ypslanti, Mich., and Mrs. Alice Oliver of Towanda; five grandchildren and their spouses, Kenneth Arey II of Wyalusing, Fred and Carmen Arey of Binghamton, N.Y., John Burgess and Stacie Howell of Laceyville, James and Wendy Burgess of Nicholson, Pa., and Joelle Burgess of Laceyville; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Claude Oliver Jr., and a sister, Harriett Platt. At the wishes of Mrs. Allen, there will be no calling hours or funeral services. Interment will take place at a later date at the convenience of the family. From 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 12, the family would like to invite all family and friends to gather at the cabin of Barb and Kenneth Arey on Lime Hill, in Wyalusing. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations, in memory of Mrs. Allen, to the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church, RR 1, Laceyville, Pa. 18623. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. 18623. Daily & Sunday Review, Towanda PA, Nov. 6, 2006

WILLIS ‘BUTCH’ PORTER.  On the morning of Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, Granville Township resident Willis “Butch” Porter died quietly at Robert Packer Hospital surrounded by members of his loving family.  He was 57 years of age.  Born on his family’s farm in Canton Township March 4, 1945 he was one of 14 children in the family of Addison C. and Etta Mae (McNeal) Porter.  Butch attended the Canton schools, but left early to help support the family.  His first passion was farming and he was a well known worker on several farms throughout Sullivan, Bradford and Tioga Counties.  Butch was a man with a strong work ethic and through the course of his lifetime worked for Swayze Folding Box Co. in Canton, Lemoncelli Tire Co. in Elmira, N.Y., Paper Magic in Troy and L.I. Baumunk of Shunk, all the while operating his own farm in Granville Township.  He enjoyed fishing hunting, bowling, gardening, skating, watching NASCAR races and camping at County Bridge Park.  Butch also enjoyed music, especially Polkas.  He derived great enjoyment hosting his famous chicken barbecues and was known for indulging in his own personal favorite treat, pickled eggs and raisin pie.  Butch was a man with a mild, easy going nature, but when he knew that he was right about some issue he would steadfastly defend his position to the end.  Butch had a zest for life and a heart that opened to just about everyone.  He was the father of three, the grandpa of many and the uncle of all. Butch is survived by sons, Todd (and Georgianna) Porter, Scott (and Tiffany) Porter, and daughter, Cherry (and Matt) Nedley; grandchildren Mickenzie, Brett, Meghan, Mitchell, Andrew, Kurtis and Jakob Porter, Trena May McIlwain, Aaron, Candace and Kaleb Nedley; sisters, Mable Roupp, Rosemarie Benedict, Pauline (and Simeon) Jackson, Donnie (and Kenneth) Stowell, Mary (and Joe) Walburn, Ruth Ellen Machmer; brothers, Charles Edward Porter, Dolson James Porter, Addison Dean Porter, Randy Reed (and Donna) Porter, Gary Lee Porter, Thomas Earl Porter; former wife and friend Louretta Barrett Porter; and special friends, Dave and Shelby Fleming.  Butch was preceded in death by his grandmother Phoebe McNeal; infant brother, Michael L. Porter, father, Addison C. Porter and mother, Etta Mae Porter.  Calling hours will be 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, October 23 at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 10 N. Center Street, Canton.  Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. David McIntyre officiating.  Interment will be on his Granville farm.  –Towanda Daily Review

ROOT - DOMINESKI, Nellie M. (Root)
Age 81, of Morris, PA, died Friday, April 13, 2007. Arrangements are by Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA.

Passed quietly away early on the morning of April 16th, 2007 at the graceful age of 76. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, April 21st, at 11:15 a.m. at the First Baptist Church on Tioga Street in Waverly, New York. Mrs. Hutchinson was a graduate of Horseheads High School. After attending business college for two years, she went on to Robert Packer Nursing School, graduating from there in 1952. Joan E. Smith married James R. Hutchinson on November 10, 1956 in Sayre, PA. They were blessed with three sons, Mark (Cindy) of Vestal, NY, Dario of Harrisville, PA, and Michael (Beth), also of Harrisville. Joan has six grandchildren, Paul James of Vestal, and Michaela, Nico, Dane, Cole and Slade of Harrisville. Mrs. Hutchinson enjoyed being a nurse at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre until her retirement in 1987. Jim and Joan retired to their home in Lockwood, NY. Three years ago they moved to the Harrisville area to be closer to family. Joan's greatest loves, other than her husband and family, were hunting, the outdoors, all of her pets, and most importantly her love for God. Joan was preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Howard Smith; her only sibling, Doris; and a step granddaughter, Amy Iacampo.

age 75 of York, PA., died Thursday, April 12, 2007, at York Hospital. He was the husband of Nancy M. (Engler) Spencer, his wife of 57 years. Mr. Spencer was born Feburary 11, 1932, in Williamsport, a son of the late Ralph W. Spencer, Sr. and Genevieve (Gillodes) Spencer. Ralph retired from Eye Care Professionals and Thatcher Glass Co. He was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 4th degree Knights of Columbus Bishop McDevitt Assembly, and 3rd degree member of K of C Council 10870 of St. Rose of Lima Church. He was a member and past president of Westgate-Sunrise Lions Club and a volunteer at St. Rose of Lima Food Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Rose of Lima Church, 950 W. Market St., York, PA. Burial will be private in Holy Saviour Cemetery. In addition to his wife, Ralph is survived by 3 sons, Harry Spencer, husband of Vicki of York, Michael Spencer, husband of Robin of Lowman, NY, and Richard Spencer of York; a daughter, Phylis Hess, wife of John of York; 13 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Germaine Stamford and Betty Vance, both of Williamsport. Memorial contributions may be made to the K of C Council 10870 Food Bank, c/o. St. Rose of Lima Church, 950 W. Market St., York, PA 17404.

STEVENS - Sara Estelle Stevens Ritter, age 85, died on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, at Marcus Daly Hospice. A memorial service and interment has taken place in Hamilton, Mont. Sara was born on July 11, 1921, to Harry Stevens and Lulu Mott on the family farm near Franklindale, Bradford Township. She was the youngest of their four children. After graduating from high school she worked as a medical technician, going on to pursue a degree in bacteriology from Penn State. On July 13, 1950, she crossed the United States to take a job at the United States Public Health Services Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton, Mont. There she met Daniel Ritter, another bacteriologist, in January 1951. They were married in May of that year. A woman of many talents and interests, Sara's most treasured role was that of wife and mother. Sara and Dan remained in Hamilton, where they lived and raised their three children. It was there that she also lovingly cared for her husband throughout a long illness until his death in 1981. She loved to sew, knit, quilt and tend her flower garden. Her canned goods won blue ribbons at the Ravalli County Fair, and she was known for her wonderful baking. Every year on Halloween, trick-or-treaters could always expect freshly made gingerbread men at her door. She is remembered by her family as a kind, loving and steadfast woman, full of intelligence and integrity, who was happiest when she was helping someone else. For many years, she was an active member of the Methodist Baptist Federated Church, teaching Sunday School, serving on numerous boards, and participating in the service and fellowship of its Miriam Circle. She is survived by one sister, Ruth Moscrip of Towanda, Pa.; three children, Ann Owen of Hamilton, David Ritter of Roberts, Mont., and Nashville, Tenn., and Margaret Kubler of Corvallis, Ore.; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister Mary and brother, Ed. Sara's family extends many thanks to her other” family, the staff and residents of Sapphire Lutheran Homes, for 14 years of caring friendship. Donations may be made in her memory to the Marcus Daly Hospice, 1200 Westwood Dr, Hamilton, Mont. 59840, or to the charity of a person's choice.
Published in the Daily Review on 1/5/2007.

SWEET - CHRISJOHN Margaret Ann (Peggy Sue), (Sweet)
Age 51, of Elmira, NY, died at home on Wednesday, April 11, 2007, after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was born April 11, 1951 in Sayre, PA, to Wallace Manuel Sweet and Anna Mary Supulski. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, David D. Chrisjohn, Sr.; sons, Charles E. Wandell III (Kim) and a granddaughter to be born in August, Shawn C. Wandell (Mary); grandchildren, Shawna, Gage and Lucas Wandell. She loved to hang out with her grandbabies and she loved to work in her garden and loved all animals. Family and friends are invited to visit on Sunday, April 29th, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the V.F.W., 113-115 Keefe St., Elmira. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Margaret through donations to the World Wildlife Fund, 1250 Twenty-Fourth St. N.W., P.O. Box 97180, Washington, DC 20090-7180; or the Chemung County S.P.C.A., 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.

62, of Ogdensburg, PA, died unexpectedly on April 1, 2007 at the Troy Community Hospital. Mary Jane Tacka was born in Blossburg, PA, on April 22, 1944. She was the daughter of the late Frank Sr. and Martha (Bubacz) Tacka. In 1962 she graduated from North Penn High School. Mary Jane then earned a Bachelor of Science Degrees in Psychology and Business Administration from Mansfield University. For over 30 years she was employed at her beloved Mansfield University. Throughout her years there she served with the Admissions Department as Registrar and later as Director of Institution Research until her retirement. On October 25, 1975, Mary Jane married Clarence Watkins. She was a patient, thoughtful, devoted wife, mother and friend who was full of life. She was a member of Blossburg's Hillside Rod & Gun Club and served as Vice President of the Arnot Sportsman Club. Mary Jane especially enjoyed bingo, crossword puzzles, reading and casino trips to Las Vegas, Atlantic City and New York State. Surviving is her husband, Clarence, at home; two children, Lori Watkins of Jersey City, NJ, and Larry Watkins, serving with the U.S. Coast Guard in Atlantic City, NJ; a brother, Frank Jr. (Yolanda) Tacka of Blossburg; a special cousin, Judy Creeley of Williamsport; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. A Memorial celebration of Mary Jane's life will be held 11 a.m., Monday at Zwicharowski Funeral Home in Blossburg. In lieu of flowers, her family suggests memorials to Katherine Candor Lundy's Breast Health Center at 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701; or to Laurel Health Home & Hospice Care, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901.

of Germania, PA
Age 59, died Monday, April 2, 2007, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Born August 8, 1947 in Norristown, PA, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Florence (Bonawitz) Thomas. She graduated from Norristown High School in 1966. On August 11, 1979 in Norristown, PA, she married Leslie C. Manns. She worked at the Bell Telephone Company in Norristown before moving to Germania in 1998. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family. Survivng are her husband, Leslie C. Manns; three sons, Sean D. (Lisa) Thomas, Providence, RI, Jay A. (Jodie) Manns, Galeton, and Scott C. Manns, Cape May, NJ; two granddaughters, Aubree J. Manns and Sophia R. Thomas; and two sisters, Gloria Romano, Lewes, DE, and Linda Patton, Winthrop, MA. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA, with the Rev. Bradley Prouty officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, April 6, 2007, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 7, 2007, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services. Interment will be in Germania Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family.

VanWORMER - Lois VanWormer Randall, 56, of Waverly, N.Y., died on Nov. 13, 2006, at the NIH in Bethesda, Md., following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born on Aug. 28, 1950, in Sayre, Pa., she was the daughter of Max and Doris Saxon VanWormer. She was a graduate of Sayre High School and earned her nursing degree at BOCES Nursing College in Elmira, N.Y. She was employed at the Tioga Nursing Facility for many years as a registered nurse until her illness. Lois was a wonderful, kind and caring person who loved her family dearly. Lois was predeceased by her father, Max, in 1987, and brothers David, 1977, and Bill, 2002. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Lori Bostwick of Sayre, Scott and Beth Bostwick of Athens, and Dan and Angela Sayre of Owego, N.Y.; mother, Doris VanWormer of Sayre; sisters and brothers-in-law, Susan and Harry Blackman of Sayre; sisters, Starr Hanna of Elmira, N.Y., Stacey Keener of Waverly, N.Y., Holly VanWormer of Maine, N.Y.; her devoted and loving companion, David Gergel; and grandchildren, aunts, uncles, and several nieces and nephews. Private services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. 17701, or Stray Haven, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, N.Y. 14892. - Daily & Sunday Review, Towanda PA, Nov. 16, 2006

WHITNEY Dorothy G.
of Wellsboro, PA, formerly of Mansfield, PA, died on her 95th birthday, April 11, 2007 at Broad Acres Nursing Home. She was born April 11, 1912 in Tioga, PA, the daughter of Alfred and Ida Mattison Whitney. Dorothy was retired from Johnson Truck Lines. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mansfield, and the BPW. Dorothy was a strong supporter of the Mansfield Free Public Library and volunteered at Santa's Gift Bag. She is survived by a brother, Lawrence Whitney of Chemung, NY; two sisters, Ruth Smith of Horseheads, NY, Louise Smith of Elmira Heights, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Dorothy was predeceased by two brothers, Charles and Norman Whitney; and a sister, Marjorie Tomlinson. In keeping with Dorothy's wishes, there will be no funeral services. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the Mansfield Free Public Library, 71 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933. A service of Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield, PA.

WINDER - ROHDE Lorraine E.
age 74 of Horseheads, NY formerly of Elmira, NY died on Tuesday April 10, 2007. Lorraine was born November 28, 1932 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Frank Fleming Winder and Estella Almira Hannmer Winder. She was also pre-deceased by her son, David Mikel, who died in 1992. Lorraine was a retired social worker at The Chemung County Department of Social Services in Elmira, NY. Lorraine is survived by her loving and devoted children James & Jean Mikel of Elmira, NY; Jeff & Stacey Mikel of Elmira Heights, NY; Marianne & William Keefe of Elmira, NY; Nancy & Harry Harvey III of Horseheads, NY; Mark & Susan Rohde of Corning, NY; 17 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. It was Lorraine's wish that there be no calling hours or funeral services. Because of her love for animals those wishing may remember her through memorials to The Horseheads Animal Shelter c/o Agape Clinic 150 Wygant Road Horseheads, NY 14845 or to Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.

WOJCIK William J. "Bill"
Age 80, died on Saturday, March 31, 2007, at Saint Clare's Hospital, Denville, NJ. Mr. Wojcik was born in Amsterdam, NY, was a resident of Elmira, NY, and Syracuse, NY, and in 1967 moved to Denville, NJ. Mr. Wojcik served in the US Army attaining the rank of Sergeant. Mr. Wojcik was a graduate in 1950 of Clarkson College, earning his Bachelors degree in Structural Engineering. He was employed at American Bridge Co. in Elmira, NY, and then at Allied Chemical Corp. in Syracuse, and was transferred to Allied Chemical Corp, Morristown, NJ. He retired in 1986. Bill was member in St. Mary's Church. Bill is survived by his wife of 55 years, Helen Wojcik of Denville; his four sons, Martin and his wife, Carolyn of Randolph, Paul and his wife, Lydia of Kearny, Steven and his wife, Joanne of Andover, Thomas and his wife, Cynthia of Denville; his daughter, Annette and her husband, Robert Conciatori of Netcong; his eight grandchildren, Stephanie, Melissa, Christopher, Kevin, Matthew, Brian, Joseph, and Nicole; his sister, Virginia and her husband, Fred Gurtowski of Amsterdam, NY; and his sister-in-law, Eleanor Novick of Elmira, NY, survive Bill. The funeral will be conducted from the Norman Dean Home for Services, 16 Righter Avenue, Denville, NJ, (light a candle in his memory), on Wednesday April 4th, at 9:00 a.m. for a 10:00 a.m. Liturgy of Christian Burial service at St. Mary's Church, Denville, NJ. Interment services at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, NJ. Relatives and friends will be received on Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Family suggests donations be sent to St. Mary's Church, 15 Myers Avenue, Denville, NJ 07834, would be appreciated.

WRISLEY - Kirsten Anne Wrisley died Nov. 17, 2006. She was born on Aug. 5, 2002. Kirsten Anne is an extraordinary special needs child who blessed us by sharing four years of her life. Kirsten was born with a rare neurological disorder known as hydranencephaly; she was born "without a brain." Amazingly, Kirsten learned to recognize voices, communicate through sounds and even a few words. She loved walks, watching Clifford, her dogs, coloring and her lollipops. Kirsten is survived by her mother, Adrienne Wrisley; her grandparents, Rick and Diana Wrisley and her aunt, Stephanie of Lansdale, Pa. and her great-grandparents; Earle and Nancy Hummel of Lock Haven, Pa. and Mahlon and Jean Wrisley of Ulster, Pa. Services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 21, at the Chalfont United Methodist Church in Chalfont, Pa. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 22, at the Burlington United Methodist Church in Burlington, Pa. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. followed by services at noon and interment in the family cemetery in Luthers Mills, Pa. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Kirsten Wrisley Hydranencephaly Fund through PNC Bank of a family member. - Daily & Sunday Review, Towanda PA, Nov. 21, 2006

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 Mrs. Gibson (Bertha) Antes, Montoursville, died May 7, 1973
 Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. (Evelyn) Clarence Mutchler of Montoursville, RD 2, formerly of Mansfield and Miss Jean Antes of Sayre, Pa.
 Funeral service was Wednesday at the Calvary Methodist Church, West Fourth Street, Williamsport.

Mrs. Mary (Matie) Baker, 81 of Meshoppen, died Wednesday evening at Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock following a brief illness. (14 Jan 1974) Mrs. Baker was born in Stevensville, daughter of the late Francis and Mary Obert Baker. She lived in Meshoppen all of her adult life. Her husband, Charles, died June 3, 1973. They would have observed their 58th wedding anniversary Jan. 7 of this year. Mrs. Baker was a Meshoppen area correspondent for the Daily Review, the Scranton Times and the Tunkhannock New Age for many years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Meshoppen, the United Methodist Women’s Society of the church and taught Sunday School for many years. She was also a member of the WCTU and the Meshoppen Garden Club. Surviving are a son, Willard, a county commissioner of Wyoming County, and a Factoryville resident; a granddaughter, Mrs. William Eggleston Jr. of Factoryville; one great-grandson; several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Bryce Sheldon Funeral Home in Meshoppen. The Rev. Arthur Storck will officiate. Interment will be in Overfield Cemetery.

Mrs. Helen C. Barron, 86, of 1096 Vestal Ave., Binghamton, formerly of Waverly, died Friday morning, Jan. 7, 1972 at 9:50 at her home after an extended illness. Mrs. Barron was a member of St. John’s Evangelist Church in Binghamton. She was the widow of Edward J. Barron. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Roland A. (Ted) Robillard and Mrs. Lloyd K. (Louise) Varner, both of Binghamton; two sons, Joseph E. Barron of Binghamton and Frank Barron of Mansfield, Pa.; a sister Mrs. Frank (Minnie) Mueller of Clarence, N.Y.; four grandchildren, six great -grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 9:15 at the Walter D. Sullivan and Son Funeral Home, Inc., 45 Oak St., Binghamton and at 10:15 at St. John’s Evangelist Church where a high mass of the resurrection will be celebrated.  Burial will be at St. James Cemetery in Waverly. There will be no calling hours. A Recitation of the Rosary will be held at the funeral home Sunday evening. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Mrs. Barron.

Mrs. Edith Bodine, 82 of Chemung, the mother of nine children, died Tuesday, June 12, 1973, following a brief illness. Born at Lamb’s Creek, Pa. on July 27, 1890, she resided in Chemung most of her life and was a member of the Chemung United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Eli of Sayre; five daughters, Mrs. Marion Pipher of Orlando Fla., Mrs. Jeanette Woznich of South Pasadena, Fla., Mrs. Lucille Ellis of Orlando, Fla., Mrs. Sarah Monell of Cato, N.Y. and Mrs. Louise Kilmer of Casselbury, Fla.; four sons, James, Eli, Jr., Maynard and Earl, all of Chemung; a sister, Genevieve Spalding of Fort Myers Beach, Fla.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Robert Funeral Home (the former Page-Jamieson Funeral Home) in Wellsburg, Thursday from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock with Rev. Neil Bachman, pastor of the Chemung First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Hicks, N.Y. Cemetery at the convenience of the family

? GONZALEZ, Bertha
Age 67, of Cherrywood Manor, Elmira, NY, formerly of Sayre, PA. She was born July 1, 1939 in Puerto Rico, and died Tuesday, April 17, 2007, at home. She is survived by her children, Wally Gonzalez of Elmira, Cynthia Gable of Endwell, NY, Evelyn Land of CA, Angelo Gonzalez of ND, Ulysses Gonzalez with the U.S. Army, Frankie Gonzalez of Jacksonville, FL, and Trace Altieri of Elmira; along with 21 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Friday, April 20th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 1 p.m. Pastor Jonathan Stanley will officiate.

? SABRAN, Virginia C.
Age 76, of Horseheads, died peacefully at Bethany Manor on Sunday morning, April 15, 2007. It was the family's wishes that all services be held privately. Arrangements are entrusted to Sullivan's Funeral Home, Horseheads, NY 607-739-2035.  

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