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This page includes obituaries of people with connection to our three counties but not buried in them or cemetery not identified. If local cemetery is known, see the Obituaries by Cemetery section of the site.

ABERY Emily Jane Ferry
86, of Wellsboro, Pa., died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa. Emily was born June 2, 1925, in Atlanta, Ga., a daughter of Earl West and Janie (Dillahunty) Abery. She was the wife of the late Boyd Walbridge Ferry, who died  March 30, 2003. Emily was a member of the Historical Society in Wellsboro, and enjoyed traveling.  Emily is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Joanne and John Daryl Bockus of Wellsboro, Pa.; one granddaughter, Rebecca Bockus of Richmond, Va. She was predeceased by her husband, Boyd; a son, Dana Richard Ferry in 1978; and a sister, Nancy Ellery. In keeping with Emily's wishes, there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to a charity of one's choice. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa., is assisting the family.   Wellsboro Gazette - August 5, 2011

ASHLEY Corene Slocum


(Under the title Richard wrote 3-28-72  Star Gazette.)

 A Big Flats woman told city police she was forced to jump from her own car Monday night to escape from a young man who kidnapped her in an Elmira College parking lot.  Mrs. Corene Slocum of 3048 Post St., Big Flats, suffered nothing more serious than a scraped knee after jumping from the vehicle at College Ave. and W. 4th St. shortly after 10 p.m.  Her assailant, a slender youth of about 20, kept on driving south on College Ave.  Mrs. Slocum said she was accosted at the W. 5th St. and College Ave. parking lot after leaving a class at the college.  When she got into her unlocked car, the youth jumped in beside her and said, "We're going to take a ride."   Police said Mrs. Slocum they went west on 5th St. to Columbia St., north to Gates lane, east on Gates to College Ave. and then south on College before she escaped.  She was helped by a passerby to a nearby house where she called police.  She was later picked up by her husband and driven home.   Mrs. Slocum told the police the youth had a shiny object which she thought was a knife.   Police recovered the abandoned car in a parking lot off Railroad Ave. shortly after midnight.  You will notice some incorrect wording, but I put it down just the way the article was written.  It is confusing to me when the article goes back and forth talking about 4th St. and then 5th St., but I am not from the area so maybe I am confused because of I am unfamiliar with the roads there.  

There was one more article that Richard dated 3-28-72 with Star Gazette written next to it.  I don't know if they actually had two articles in one day on the same subject or if Richard got mixed up about the date.  Here it is.

ASHLEY Corene Slocum


City police detectives this morning were going through the car of a Big Flats woman for evidence that might lead them to the young man who kidnapped her in an Elmira College parking lot Monday night.  Mrs. Corene Slocum of 3048 Post St., Big Flats, escaped by jumping from the vehicle at College Ave. and W. Fourth St. shortly after 10 p.m.  She suffered a scraped knee.   Her assailant, a slender youth of about 20, kept on driving south on College Ave.  Mrs. Slocum said she was accosted at the W. 5th St. and College Ave., parking lot after leaving a class at the college.  When she got into her unlocked car, the youth jumped in beside her and said, "We're going for a ride."  Police said that Mrs. Slocum they went west on 5th St. to Columbia St., north to Gates lane, east on Gates to College Ave. and then south on College before she escaped. She was helped by a passerby to a nearby house where she called police.  She was later picked up by her husband and driven home.  Mrs. Slocum told police the youth had a shiny object which she thought was a knife.   Police recovered the abandoned car in a parking lot off Railroad Ave. shortly after midnight.   There was one more article published on 3-29-72 and Richard wrote Star Gazette on it.  

ASHLEY Corene Slocum


The knife allegedly used to abduct a Big Flats woman Monday night was discovered in her abandoned car Tuesday by Elmira police detectives.  Mrs. Corene Slocum of 3048 Post St., Big Flats, escaped the abductor by jumping from the vehicle at College Ave. and W. Fourth St. shortly after 10 p. m.  She suffered a scraped knee.   Police said they were not sure whether the knife, found on the floor of the car, was the weapon reportedly used by assailant.  They also found the woman's missing shoe, lost when she broke away for the car. Her purse, also located in the car had been ransacked and a billfold with credit cards and about $20 was missing, police said. The car was found shortly after midnight in a parking lot off Railroad Ave. and was kept under surveillance until area taverns closed at 1 a.m.
ASHLEY Neva Beckhorn, [SRGP 30722]
93, of Valois died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility in Montour Falls. Friends called Friday, Feb. 16, from 6 - 8 p.m. at Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen.  Funeral  services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Hector Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Cynthia Harvey officiating.  Burial followed in Hector Presbyterian Cemetery.  Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, David and Roberta Beckhorn, Valois, Peter and Rosemary Beckhorn, Webster; daughters Linda and Jim Scott, Webster, Marjorie and Carl Stenquist, Hector; 12 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.   Neva was born and grew up in Wellsboro, Pa.  She was the daughter of Leonard and Damia (Maynard) Ashley.  She was a college graduate of the Arnot-Ogden School of Nursing and worked as a private nurse.  Later, she joined her husband, the late Waldo Beckhorn operating a vineyard and fruit farm in Valois.  She was a member of the Hector Presybeterian Church and board member of Elizabeth Beattie-Pert Memorial Library.  Memorials in her memory may be made to the Elizabeth Beattie-Pert Memorial Library, PO Box 82, Hector, NY 14841

BAKER Hilda Baker Bennett
died on Aug. 2, 2011 with her loving family by her side. Hilda was born on Oct. 3, 1922 in Meshoppen Twp. She was the daughter of Francis and Eliza Brotzman Baker.  Hilda was a seamstress for many years and after the factory's closed she became a cook at local restaurants. Hilda also enjoyed and was well known in the area for selling Stanley Home Products. Hilda was a lifelong member of the American Legion in Wyalusing.  Hilda is survived by her daughter Frances Loving of Laceyville, Pa.; her son Burton Force of Lawton, Pa.; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren, 1 brother Walter Baker of Waterloo, N.Y.; 1 sister Mable Wood Lebaron of Vestal, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.  Hilda is preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers, two sisters, and two sons, Douglas and Tyler Force. Mom, Gramma, Great Gramma, Great- Great Gramma, and Hilda will be greatly missed by all of us. We love you and God bless you. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011 at 2 p.m. in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, PA 18853 Family and friends are invited to view from noon until the time of the service at the funeral home.   Towanda Daily Review - August 4, 2011

BAKLEY Edward Lee
On July 22, 2011, Edward Lee Bakley, of Olathe, Kan., born Dec 4, 1950, rode his last highway home. Ed Bakley, a native of Waverly, was raised by his grandparents, Ellis and Lottie Burlingame. Ed moved to Missouri to live with his Uncle Clay, Aunt Peggy and cousin Joy Lynn Burlingame.  He returned and graduated from Horseheads High School in 1970. In his early years, Ed helped his grandfather with the family business, Burlingame Disposal. He worked as a chef at the Holiday Inn and Moretti’s in Elmira. Ed moved back to Missouri and worked as a cook in his uncle’s Bill & Tiny’s cafe. Ed worked for Union Pacific Railroad in Kansas City as a Conductor for 34 years and retired. Being college bound, his nephew Mark Bakley lived with Ed and his family for six years. Ed struggled through many addictions through his life. To honor and remember Ed, a Memorial Service will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday Aug 9, at The Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung St., Waverly, N.Y.  Ed leaves behind a loving and adoring family who will greatly miss him — daughters, Christina Lowry of Corning N.Y., Amanda Bakley and future son-in-law, Kyle Evans and her mother, Nancie Bakley of Olathe Kan.; honored grandchildren, Kaitlynn and Jessica Lowry; sisters, Kathy (Herb) Harris of Waverly N.Y.; half-sisters, Crts (Milton) Bair of Georgia, Gail (Bruce) Williams of Elmira, N.Y.; half-brother, Phil (Debbie) VanCise of Elmira, N.Y.; sister-in-law Sandy Bakley of Lowman, N.Y.; eight nieces and nephews; six great-nieces and -nephews; special aunt, Peggy (Burlingame) Rudolph of Lee Summit, Mo.; special cousin, Joy Lynn (Burlingame) and John Roach of Raytown, Mo.  Ed was predeceased by his father, Joe Bakley, mother, Betty VanCise, brother, Frank Bakley, and uncle, Clay Edward Burlingame.  With a deep love and passion for music, Ed never left his guitar behind. Ed “The Truck Driver” Bakley was honored to volunteer for March of Dimes Bikers for Babies. The family would ask in lieu of flowers, donations be made to or call (913) 387-3605.   Sayre Morning Times - August 6, 2011


BARTLEY George R., Jr.

Age 73 of Ewa Beach, Oahu, Hawaii. He was born May 27, 1938 in Elmira, son of the late George R. and Betty Lynn (Pierce) Bartley, Sr. and died Friday, July 29, 2011 in Hawaii after a brief illness. He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law David and Deborah Bartley; niece Aurora Bartley all of Horseheads along with many cousins. George retired from the Elmira Correctional Facility in 1993 with 36 years of service. He enjoyed his retirement in Florida for 8 years and then Hawaii for the past 10 years. Private services will take place at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember George through donations to the Chemung County S.P.C.A., 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Star Gazette – August 7, 2011

BENT Joan Hoff
Age 48 of Elmira, NY. She was born March 19, 1963 in Jamaica, W. Indies and died Sunday, July 31, 2011 unexpectedly. She is survived by her husband Barry Hoff; children Susan Hoff of Bronx, NY, Kimberly Hoff of Elmira, Kaydian Russell of Brooklyn, NY, Michelle Russell of Queens, NY, Dave Russell and Andrew Ferguson both of Jamaica, W. Indies; father Lloyd Bent of Jamaica, W. Indies; 5 brothers; 1 sister; grandchildren Nicholas Hoff, Naomi DuBose and Tahira Jones. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, August 8th from 2 to 5 pm. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 5 pm. Rev. Donald Hoff, her brother-in-law, will officiate.  Star Gazette – August 6, 2011

BENTING Stephen R. Benting Jr.
40, of Milan, Pa., died  Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at home.  He was born January 4, 1971 in Harrisonburg, Va., the son of Stephen R. Sr. and Pluma Golotty Benting. Stephen enjoyed spending time with his family, listening to music, being outside and doing carpentry work. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents John and Betty Golotty and a son Alexander.  Stephen is survived by his fiance Heather Anderson at home, children Stephanie Benting of Athens, Pa., Stephen Benting III of Elmira, N.Y., Janette Benting of New York, Blayze Benting of Milan, Pa., and Sayge Benting of Milan, Pa., brothers Christopher Benting of Elmira, N.Y., and John Benting of Canandaigua, N.Y., along with numerous aunts, uncles nieces, nephews and cousins.  A private viewing will be held at the convenience of the family.   Sayre Morning Times - August 1, 2011

Joseph J. Bielski
age 67, of Mansfield, PA, died  Saturday, August 6, 2011 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Joe was predeceased by parents, Francis and Hattie (Suchodolski) Bielski of Shamokin, PA, and sister, Christine George of Virginia. Joe is survived by his wife, Patricia McGraw Bielski of Mansfield, a son and his wife, Joseph and Leslie, grandchildren Amelya, Livondar, Joryn, Tahara and Bylena of North Pole, Alaska; sisters and brothers, Marie Bielski, Audrey OConnell, Ed (Frannie) Bielski, Frank (Mary) and Ann (Steve) Marcinek; brother-in-law, Howard George; mother-in-law, Betty McGraw; sisters-in-law, Peg Lee, Jo (Barry) Hafer, Terri (Rick) Bolt, many nieces, nephews, cousins and one maternal aunt. Joe loved his family and home. He cherished his wife (best and lovely assistant) and proudly adored his son, daughter-in-law and grandkids. Joe was generous, kind, funny and bigger than life. He enjoyed his extended family and was always the first to help and be there for them. Since his retirement as director of Special Education in Fairbanks, AK, Joe spent many hours taking care of their property on Route 6, which was a showcase year round, especially in the fall. Joe proudly served in the US Army, Green Beret Special Forces, and was a veteran of Vietnam. He was a recipient of both a bronze star and a medal of heroism. He was a member of the V.F.W., Loyal Order of the Moose and Hose House in Shamokin, PA. In keeping with Joes wishes, the celebration of his life will be private. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701, or the Tioga County Honor Guard, c/o Robert Leyfert, Tioga, PA 16946. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family.   Wellsboro Gazette - August 8, 2011 

BIRMINGHAM John R. Birmingham
64, of Nichols, N.Y., died  Tuesday evening, August 2, 2011 at his home. He was born on November 12, 1946 in Johnson City, N.Y., a son of the late John and Dorothy (Paine) Birmingham. John was a veteran of the Army and served his country during Vietnam. John was a kind person and loved everyone he met. He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law: Marcia and Jim Pierson of Nichols; sisters Carol Orimenko of Virginia and Dolores Pierson of Florida. He is also survived by his loving niece Jennifer Pierson of Rochester, N.Y.; nephews Jeffrey and Marie Pierson of Nichols, N.Y.; Dana and Sarah Pierson of Hillsborogh, N.C.; also several great-nieces and -nephews.  A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Community Care Network of Nichols, PO Box 100, Nichols, NY 13812. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols.  Sayre Morning Times - August 6, 2011

BRENCHLEY John H. Brenchley Jr.
83, of Owego, died on Friday, July 29, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital. John was predeceased by his parents, John and Evelyn Brenchley; brother, Loren Brenchley; and grandson, Nathan Fairlie. John is survived by his wife, Mabel Hildebrand Brenchley; children, Vickie (David) Shoemaker of Van Etten, John Brenchley of Binghamton, Karen (Paul) Fairlie of Candor, and Dean Brenchley of Owego; sisters, Dorothy (Ronald) Bates of Nichols, Sandy Merwin of Endicott, and Margaret Southwick of NC; grandchildren, Sean Morris and Mindi Rogers; along with several nieces and nephews. John followed the NASA space program and was fortunate enough to have witness a couple of the Apollo launches, including the Apollo 11 launch. John loved to travel, scuba dive, sail, collect boats and read his magazines. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 11:00 at Estey, Munroe & Fahey Funeral Home, 137 Main Street, Candor with Rev. Philip Jordan officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery with full military honors. Family invites friends to call from 10 to 10:45 prior to the service at the funeral home.  Star Gazette – July 31, 2011

BURDICK Charyle  L.  Rice
64, of Barr Road, Nichols, died  on Friday, July 29, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital following a period of declining health.  Charyle was born on June 29, 1947 in Waverly, N.Y., one of 10 children to Charles and Elmerna O. (Moon) Burdick.  On April 18, 1974 she married Kenneth W. Rice. Charyle was a nurse’s aide and also worked in housekeeping at the Robert Packer Hospital. She enjoyed completing crossword puzzles, fishing and being surrounded by her family.  Charyle is survived by her husband of 37 years Kenneth W. Rice; her children: Virginia and Richard Campbell; Charles and Tonya Benson, Betty and Richard Myers, Donald and Heather Rice, Margarett and Allen Lowman; 17 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many others who she opened her arms and heart to.  A brother and sister-in-law: Gene and Millie Spicer; sisters: and brothers-in-law: Twila and Tom Myers,  Mista and Ben Lopez, Linda and Fred VanNorman, Carolyn Spicer; brother-in-law: Charles Feduke; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Tom and Patricia Rice; sister-in-law: Barbara Rice; several nieces, nephews, cousins and their families also survive.  A special thank you for the caregivers and our friends at 5 Main, especially P.J., Jenn, T.J. and Shelly.  Charyle was predeceased by her parents; and siblings: Donald Spicer, Helen Feduke; Claude “Fred” Spicer.  Family and friends are invited a period of visitation on Thursday, August 4 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A time of sharing memories and  a service will be held at 4 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the American Cancer Society.   Sayre Morning Times - August 2, 2011  

CACCIA Esperia M. Stortini

age 89, of Dushore, Pa., died on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at the Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.  Esperia (Sperry) was born in Cagli, Italy on Aug. 27, 1921, the first of three daughters of the late Paul and Mary Cavellini Caccia. Her parents came to Dushore when she was very young and she graduated from the Cherry Township High School, class of 1941. She began working at Cunningham Tourist Home in Dushore and soon after got a job at the Acme Market in Dushore. She was an intelligent hard worker and in 1942 she was named the manager, when her boss was called to military service during World War II. She remained the manager until the store closed in 1974. Then she became the co-manager with her former protégé, Frank Bohensky, at the Towanda Acme until she retired in 1984 after 43 years of service.  She married Raymond J. (Stirk) Stortini of Mildred on June 25, 1951 and he predeceased her on Sept. 18, 1997. She and Stirk moved into the apartment above the Acme in Dushore which has been her home to this date. Sperry hired local folks who made a career working and eventually retiring from Acme Markets. She also hired numerous young people and guided, mentored, disciplined and protected them throughout their high school and college years. The many former Acme employees of Esperia affectionately nicknamed her, "Mom." She and Ray were not blessed with natural children but had numerous young people who they treated like their own children. They loved these and their nieces and nephews with exceptional love.  Esperia was a very active member of St. Basil's Church and its Altar and Rosary Society. She and many others were very involved with the inception of the annual spaghetti supper on the first Sunday of hunting season. Her Italian cooking skills were amazing and luckily her passion for children, allowed a lucky few to share in the joy of making delicious homemade noodles.  In retirement, she enjoyed her morning coffee ritual with friends in Dushore, Bingo at St. Francis in Mildred and traveling to Daytona Beach, Fla., in the winter. She was a local legend in her ability to sell raffle tickets in support all of her favorite charities and was a sophisticated investor with an uncanny ability to pick some real winners.  Surviving are her sister Lee Ann Wolfe of Towanda, Pa.; nieces and nephews Robert (Cindy) Spencer, Waldorf, Md., Victoria (Mark) Saia, Painted Post, N.Y., Marianne (John) Passmore, Corning, N.Y., Dr. Charles Wolfe, Duluth, Minn., Alison Wolfe (Timothy) Schaeberle, Corning, N.Y., Gerald (Maria) Farrell, Dushore, Pa., Ann S. Layton, Phila, Pa., James Farrell and Francis Farrell, Dushore, Pa., and numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Rose C. Sullivan on Jan. 30, 2002 and brother-in-law Dr. Charles Wolfe on May 16, 1976 and a nephew Raymond J. Farrell on April 10, 2001.  A Transferal Service will be held on at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 1, 2011 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, her pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil's Cemetery.   Friends may call on from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, 2011 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, Dushore, Pa.  Members of IHM Altar and Rosary Society will recite the Rosary at 3 p.m.. on Sunday afternoon at the funeral home.  The family will provide the flowers and request that memorial contributions be sent to St. Basil's Restoration Fund, P.O. Box 307, Dushore, PA 18614.   Towanda Daily Review – July 29, 2011  

CARRIER Wilma H. Carlton

Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother - Age 93 of Alpine, NY died on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at Seneca View Nursing Home in Montour Falls, NY. Wilma was born May 18, 1918 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Floyd and Carolyn Greenough Carrier. She married her husband, Leslie Carlton, on December 27, 1942 and he pre-deceased her on January 17, 1993. Mrs. Carlton was also pre-deceased by her sisters and brothers-in-law, Emily "Tonta" and Floyd "Tinker" White, June and Ernie Taylor; and brother and sisters-in-law, Alan and Rebecca Carrier and Jane Carrier. Wilma was a member of The Cayutaville United Methodist Church and a retired Laboratory Assistant at Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls, NY. Wilma loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them. Mrs. Carlton is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Robert and Carol Carlton of Fort Myers, FL, William and "Nubby" Carlton of Lakeland, FL and Lawrence M. Carlton of Alpine, NY; grandchildren: Robbie Carlton, Cyndilyn Pinion, Tammy Swinamer, Dave Carlton, Shannon Bennett, Jamie Carlton, and Melissa Smith; nine great-grandchildren and one due to be born in October; brother and sister-in-law: Richard and Mary Carrier of Horseheads, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Mrs. Carlton's Memorial Services on Saturday August 13, 2011 at 11 AM at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Her Pastor Rev. Steve DeWalt will officiate. Mrs. Carlton will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Leslie in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Odessa, NY. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Cayutaville United Methodist Church C/O, Nancy Ferguson 2865, County Route 6 Alpine, NY 14805.   Star Gazette – August 7, 2011

CICCARELLI Josephine Julia Anthony
known to her family and friends as "Jo," died on Saturday, July 30, 2011, at the age of 94 in the home of her son, Wayne, in Gillett, where she had lived for 7 years.  Jo was born on May 25, 1917, in Darby, Pa., to Nicholas and Concetta (Rispoli) Ciccarelli, one of seven siblings. She spent most of her life in Havertown, Pa., where she attended Haverford High School, met and married her husband, Alex, and raised her family with him in the home they shared for 56 years. Jo was a hostess, gardener and seamstress. An active member of several community organizations, she was, at one time or another, an officer in each of them. Many a neighbor was the recipient of her kindness and generosity. Josephine was predeceased by her husband, Alex J. Anthony, Sr., and four of her siblings. She is survived by her sons, John and Karen Anthony, Alex J. Anthony II, Wayne and Dolores Anthony, and Richard Anthony; grandchildren Laura, William, Alex, Isaac, Lucas, Jordan, Nicole, Mallory, Ricky, and Gabrielle; great-grandchildren Natalia, Ava, Levi, Hannah, Samuel, Nehemiah, and Loralye; sister Eva Basilio and brother Nello Ciccarelli.  Funeral arrangements are being made by Stretch Funeral Home in Havertown, Pa.. Services will be held at St. Denis Church in Havertown, where Jo was a member for many years. Burial will be in St. Denis cemetery. Josephine's family would like to sincerely thank the members of Guthrie Home Care Hospice Services for their untiring and caring assistance, advice and support during her last weeks. Also, many thanks are offered to all the dear friends and family members who have ceaselessly prayed for Jo and her family.  Towanda Daily Review - August 2, 2011

DEBOCKLER Bryce Alexavier
Bryce Alexavier DeBockler, 4, of Port Allegany, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2011, in Wellsboro.  He was born April 15, 2007, in Coudersport, the son of Nathan and Tara Giebel DeBockler. Surviving are his parents; brothers, Ethan and Isaiah DeBockler, both of Port Allegany; sister, Audrina DeBockler of Port Allegany; grandparents, Patricia and Robert Giebel of Roulette, Mary DeBockler (Todd) of Wellsboro, Chris Howe (Connie) of Middlebury Center; great-grandparents, Mary Grinnell of Wellsboro, Charlie and Shirley DeBockler of Tioga, Sandra and Ron Cleveland of Middlebury Center; great-great-grandmother, Cora Howe of Tioga; aunts and uncles, Robert Giebel, Jr. (Jessica) of Coudersport, Dawn Beckman (Jeff) of Wellsboro, Chris and Donna DeBockler of Arnot, Zack DeBockler of Wellsboro, Samantha DeBockler of Wellsboro, Rachel DeBockler of Wellsboro, Devin Howe of Middlebury Center; and several cousins.Friends and family are invited to Bryce's Life Celebration on Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral will follow at 7 p.m., with the Rev. Robert Vaughn officiating. Burial will be in Card Creek Cemetery, Roulette. If desired, memorials may be made in his memory to St. Jude's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tenn.  Wellsboro Gazette - August 4, 2011

DILDINE Michael P.
Age 35 of Elmira, NY passed away Friday, July 29, 2011. He was predeceased by his father Richard and is survived by his daughter Samantha; mother Gloria; sisters Karen Newton all of Elmira and Kim Thompson of Genoa, NY along with several nieces and nephews. Michael was formerly employed with J.C. Penney's, Ritz Camera, Time Out and the Chemung Co. S.P.C.A. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, August, 5th from 2 to 3 pm. His funeral and committal services will follow at 3 pm.  Star Gazette - August 4, 2011

EDDY Anna M. Brown, of 435 Scottsville Rd., Mehoopany, Pa., died  at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley in Wilkes Barre, Pa. on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 3, 2011, surrounded by her family. Anna would have celebrated her 80th birthday on Saturday, Aug. 6.  She was born in Wilkes Barre, Pa., the daughter of the late James E. and Effie Mae Dreidel Eddy. Anna spent most of her younger years in the Wilkes Barre area, where she attended school.  After being married to her husband, Kenneth B. Brown, they moved to their home on the Scottsville Road, where they raised their family on the family farm. Anna and Kenneth would have celebrated their 63rd anniversary on Sept. 4. She was a member of the Mehoopany Baptist Church, a member of the Retta Red Hat Club, and a past member of the Indian Hill Birthday Club.  Anna is survived by her husband, Kenneth B. Brown, and her children, Gary W. Brown; Karen and her husband Michael Ciprich; and Terry and his wife Phyllis Brown, all of Scottsville, and Lynne Brown of Dushore, Pa. Also surviving are her 14 grandchildren, and 24 great grandchildren, along with her two sisters, Ruth Simmonette, of Dallas, Pa. and Shirley and her husband Charles Reisser, of Plymouth, Pa., and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two grandsons, Tracy Brown on April 2, 1988, and Todd Ciprich, on Jan. 26, 2005, also two brothers, James Eddy Jr. and Jack Eddy and a sister, Marian Brown. Funeral services will be held at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa., on Monday, Aug. 8, 2011 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Joseph Billingsley of the Mehoopany Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in the North Flat Cemetery in Laceyville, Pa. Family and friends may call on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011 at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m.In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Mehoopany Baptist Church, Rt. 87 PO Box 162, Mehoopany, PA. 18629.  Towanda Daily Review - August 4, 2011

ELCHAK Nicholas "Nick" Elchak Jr.
57, of Powell, Pa., died  Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011 at his home.  "Nick" as he was known by his family and friends, was born in Towanda, Pa., on April 27, 1954, the son of the late Nicholas Elchak and Cora Heath Elchak. He was a graduate of Sullivan County High School class of 1972 and subsequently served in the U.S. Marine Corps from Aug. 7, 1972 to Aug. 6, 1974. On Sept. 11, 1976 he married the former Judy Brown at the Monroeton United Methodist Church. Nick was employed by Glen View Industries in Canton, Pa., until declining health no longer permitted him to continue. Nick was a member of the Powell United Methodist Church and served as a deputy conservation officer in Bradford County for 20 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved family gatherings and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife of nearly 35 years, Judy Elchak at home; children James David Elchak of Monroeton, Richard Allen Elchak and wife Melissa of Wysox, Darci Nichole Elchak of Powell; grandchildren Cora James Elchak, Ezra Arthur Elchak and Reese Leighann Elchak; sister Bonnie Ayres of Garner, N.C.; mother-in-law Gladys Middendorf of New Albany; father-in-law Charles Brown of Monroeton; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and cousins.  He was preceded in death by brother-in-law Robert Ayers; mother-in-law Ruth Ann Brown and father-in-law Donald Middendorf.  The funeral and committal service will be held at 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8, 2011 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Sandy Brant, pastor of the Monroeton United Methodist Church, officiating. Towanda American Legion Post No 42 will accord military honors at the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.  Towanda Daily Review - August 5, 2011

FREDERICK Charles Frederick Jr.
Age 81, of Ridge Road, Waverly, N.Y. died on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at ElderWood Heath Facility, Waverly.  He was born May 23rd, 1930 in Sayre, Pa. to Charles Frederick Sr. & Dorothy (Derby). Chuck is survived by his wife of 40 years Marcia (Warner)Frederick, Brother Bob(Judy)Frederick of Athens, PA, and their four children, Sister, Edna Starkweather of Erin, NY and her eight children, also surviving are his five step-children; Ronnie Elia(Joanne)of Lakewales, Fla., Johnnie Elia of Waterloo, NY, Richard Elia(Deedee)Lockwood, NY, Catherine Shea, Newfield, NY, and Lawrence Sonny Elia (Ann)Lockwood, NY. sixteen grandchildren, several great grandchildren, several great nieces & Nephews, and a cousin Myrtle Fulmer. He is pre-deceased by his mother, father, nephew Robert Jr., Chris and step-son Gary Elia. Chuck lived in Lockwood, NY all his life and knew all about hard work on the family farm. He worked for Banfield and Co. for over 30 years until they closed shop. He loved being in the outdoors, he was either hunting or fishing, cutting wood, gardening, or just puttering in his tool shed. He also loved bird watching and his dog Babe. You could find him sitting outside all summer watching and waiting for anything that might wander into his garden. Sometimes the family would wonder if he had fallen asleep under the old trees. Chuck also had a smile whenever you saw him and a chuckle to go along with it, just enough to make his wife wonder what he was up too. Chuck was a tall quiet man with a huge heart. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Elderwood Nursing Home, Waverly NY, in memory of Chuck.  A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 10-11 A.M., Monday, August 1, 2011, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY. The celebration of Chuck’s life will follow the visitation with a special tribute to Chuck’s life on DVD.     Sayre Morning Times – July 31, 2011

GROAT Wayne G.
Lowman, NY:  Wayne died peacefully at his daughter's home in Rochester, NY.  He is predeceased by his wife Alice and survived by his daughter Michelle Zielinski; grandchildren Elicia, Eliot and Ethan and great-grandchildren Derek and Daniel.  Wayne installed windows, roofing and siding in the Ithaca/Elmira area for years.  Services private.  Star Gazette - August 1, 2011

HEFFELFINGER Fred D. Heffelfinger
age 84, of Tioga, PA, died on Monday, Aug. 8, 2011 at his home. Fred was born on Oct. 4, 1926 in Northampton, PA, the son of John and Emma Heffelfinger. He was the owner/operator of Fred's Woodshed in Tioga, PA.  Fred is survived by a son, Fred Brown of Tioga; four grandchildren: Kylie, Toni, Tori, Fred III; one great grandchild, Ivie, and a sister, Caroline Achey of Allentown, PA. He was predeceased by six brothers and sisters. In keeping with Freds wishes, there will be no services. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family.  Wellsboro Gazette - August 8, 2011

KUHNE Thomas Kirk Kuhne
73, of Wyalusing (Herrick Twp.), Pa. died Sunday, July 31, 2011 at his home following an extended illness. Born November 2, 1937 in Derby, Conn., he was the son of the late Alfred S. Kuhne and Emma Louise Wiley Kuhne. Thomas was a graduate of North Hunterdon Regional High School. He was employed by Reddington Farms for many years until his retirement. Thomas was an accomplished Blue Grass musician.  Surviving are his children, David K. Kuhne and wife Sherry of Phillipsburg, N.J., Dale A. Kuhne and wife Kathleen of Bangor, Pa., and Debra Lynn Kuhne of Easton, Pa. sister Susan Schacht of Califon, N.J.; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  In honor of Mr. Kuhne's request, there are no calling hours or funeral services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa.  Towanda Daily Review - August 3, 2011

Philip C. ESQ
Elmira: June 30, 1932-August 5, 2011
Philip was stricken very suddenly with a massive heart attack at his beloved Keuka Lake cabin on August 5, 2011. He died immediately and his organs were donated to the Organ Bank. Philip was born to Norman J. Learned and Alise Yeats Brown Learned in Elmira NY. He graduated from Staunton Military Academy in Staunton, Virginia, Colgate Univ. and Univ. of Virginia Law School. He served as a Pilot in the US Air Force, Strategic Air Command at Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport LA., flying B-47 Bombers,('54-'57) where he met the love of his life, Patricia (Patsy) Brennan. They were married in June, 1957 in Shreveport, LA after a whirlwind courtship having met at a Cotillion Club "after party" at the Officer's Club at Barksdale Air Force Base. They enjoyed 50 years of marriage together. Philip is predeceased by his parents, his wife Patsy and his brother N. Jackson (Jack) Learned, II.  Philip is survived by his two children, Alise Learned Mahr (Bill) and Norman Jackson Learned, III. Both were born in Charlottesville, VA where Philip attended U.VA. Law School. Both reside in Elmira NY. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Amanda Brennan Mahr, (London, England), Margaret Anne Mahr, (Ithaca, NY) Philip Carleton Learned, II (U S Army) and Carl Mathew Learned. (Elmira NY); Sister in Law, Suzanne Allen Learned and her two sons, Scott Learned, Esq. (Mary Pat) (Elmira, NY) and Gregg Learned of Hammondsport NY (Bully Hill Vineyard Winemaker): Penny Brown Spooner (Andrew) of Oakville Canada, Brother in Law, Vincent S. Brennan (Gloria) from Shreveport LA., along with several nieces and nephews. Philip began his 50 year legal career at Sayles & Evans, and then moved to the Ziff, Weiermiller, Learned & Hayden for the next 23 years. In 1985 he began his partnership with Learned, Reilly, Learned & Hughes until present. Philip also served from 1964 until 1970 as the Town of Elmira Town Justice. Philip was a long standing member of the Elmira Downtown Health Club where he served as President. He also served as Board President of the Alcohol Drug Abuse Council. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Military honors will be held at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours. Donations can be made to the Chemung County Historical Society in Elmira and the Glen H. Curtiss Museum, 8419 State Route 54, Hammondsport, NY 14840. Flowers are graciously declined.  Star Gazette - August 8, 2011

Robert W. Litchfield

71, of Log Cabin Drive, Hammondsport, died at home Friday, August 5th with his family at his side. Calling hours for Bob will be held Tuesday, August 9th from 4-6 p.m. at Weldon Funeral Home, 102 E. Main St., Penn Yan, NY 14527. A prayer service will commence at 6 p.m. with a reception to follow at Lakeside Country Club. Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Jennifer Linscott Tietgen Foundation, 4747 West Lake Road, Canandaigua, NY 14424, SPCA of one's choice, or Southern Tier Hospice. Bob was born in Baltimore on April 15, 1940, the son of Burnice and Dorothy Frock Litchfield. He played semi-pro baseball for the Baltimore Orioles, attended University of Baltimore, was an avid golfer with many friends both in New York and Florida, and was a true animal lover. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Mary; two children, Jay (Stacy) Litchfield of Lakeville, MA, and Julie (Nathan) Colarusso of Richmond, VA; two grandchildren, TJ and Emily; a brother, James (Ruby) Litchfield of Salisbury, MD; three sisters, Mrs. Laura (Ben) Reed of WV, Phillis Babkoff Hanover and Doreen Matias Simms, both of PA; as well as several nieces and nephews.   Star Gazette – August 7, 2011

Henry Anthony Magliocca

87, died unexpectedly on July 26, 2011 in Henrietta, NY. He was born in Corning, NY on June 26, 1924, the son of Dominic & Rose Brown Magliocca. He attended Saint Mary's Parochial School and Corning Free Academy (1942) in Corning, NY. He graduated from Saint Bonaventure University (1949) with his BBA degree in business. He was a member of the Beta Beta Chi Fraternity and the National Honor Society. He was retired from Corning, Inc. as a Senior Customer Market Analyst in the Optical Sales department with over 65 active and inactive years of service. He was a member of the All Saints Parish and, as everyone knows, Henry was a devout Catholic. He prayed all of his life to be with his Lord as well as his son, John. He was a member of the Holy Name Society. He was also a member of the Saint Mary's Children's and Adult choirs for over 60 years. Henry participated with his vocals, as director and organist throughout the years. He is survived by his beloved wife, Theresa Schwenkler Magliocca, whom he referred to as his girlfriend of 54 years, a definite match made in Heaven; daughter & "sonny", Rose Magliocca and Steven Putman of Painted Post; daughter, Cynthia Branager Magliocca of North Carolina; his pride and joy were his grandchildren, Christopher & Nicole Putman and Michelle Putman, all of Painted Post, Joseph and Thomas Magliocca of North Carolina; his "dolls", great-grandchildren Dakota & Kaylee Putman of Painted Post; many special nephews, nieces, caregivers, friends, his extended 'Occa' family and his great-grandpets, Tido, Zoey, Max, Henry, TuPawz and Callie Jo. He was predeceased by his beloved son, John Anthony; his special brothers, Joseph Magliocca & Louis Russo; his loving sisters, Mary Dracz, Madeline Wells, Genevieve Clark, and Esther Miner. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandpa, great-grandpa and friend to all. He loved his family more than anything else in this world. He loved to eat and could be seen at his favorite establishments: Sorge's Restaurant, Spencer's Restaurant and Central Restaurant. His favorite dish was pasta and he was so proud of his Mediterranean background. He loved his daily ice cream and made a mean Minestrone dish. You always saw him looking stoic and dapper in one of his many hats with his brown (favorite color) suit jacket. His shared his love of trains with his son, John. He was a talented piano player & singer; Ole Sole Mia was one of his favorites which his mother taught him. He was an avid Lawrence Welk fan and recruited many additional followers. He loved music and especially the Latin flavor. His passion was staying current with the news, locally, nationally and globally. His talent was his memory; once he knew a phone number he never forgot it. He loved life and had such a will to live. His favorite phrases were: "I am so blessed" & "If you can't be kind what's the sense of being on this Earth?" And as everyone knows, he was the kindest, most generous and most patient man that you would ever meet. What a Christian legacy he leaves behind. He never spoke an unkind word about anyone. His love, smile and kindness will be in our hearts forever! Donations can be made to All Saints Parish or the Dominican Monastery in Elmira, NY. Calling hours will be held on Friday, July 29, 2011, from 4-7 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 17 W. Pulteney Street, Corning. A service will be held immediately following calling hours at 7 p.m. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Star Gazette – July 28, 2011


Wellsboro Gazette – April 12, 1978

Emily March Daley, age 81, died April 2, 1978 in Belmire Nursing Home at Bowie, Texas. Burial services were held on April 4 at the Elmwood Cemetery at Bowie, Texas. She was born in June, 1896, in Wellsboro the daughter of Jonathan George and Luella Wheeler March. She graduated from Elmira College in 1916. The Daleys lived in  Wellsboro from 1927 until 1937 when Mr. Daley was employed for the Pennsylvania State Highway Department. Their only child, a daughter, Cynthia, now deceased, was born in Wellsboro. Mrs. Daley is survived by her husband.  Edwin Daley, Jr. of Bowie, Texas, a sister, Anna Wier, Yankeetown, Florida, three grandchildren, Debra White Scalia of Picayune, Mississippi, Dr. Edwin W. White of  Fayetteville, Arkansas, William Brian White of Denver, Colorado, a son-in-law, James M. White of New Orleans, La., a great grandchild, Brent Daley Scalia of Picayune.

MARCH George W

Wellsboro Agitator - February 24, 1880

Mr. George March, formerly of Middlebury and recently of this borough, died at the residence of his son, Charles March, in this borough, last Saturday.  The funeral will take place this morning at 11 o'clock, in Middlebury.

MARCH George Washington Jr.

Wellsboro Agitator – September 18, 1907

Mr. George Washington March, aged 86, died at 3 a. m. last Friday at the home of his brother, Mr. Charles H. March, on Grant street, alter an illness of about two weeks, although he had been In failing health for a number of years.  Mr. March was a son or George W: and Susanna March and was born at Stokesdale, May 26, 1821.  He spent most of his life in Middlebury, lived for a time in Tioga and removed to Wellsboro in-1878, where he had since resided. Mr. March never married; and was the last of the family with the exception of his brother, Charles Huston March.  Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at one o’clock at No. 33 Grant Street, Rev. A. C. Shaw, D. D. officiating.  The remains were taken to Middlebury for burial.

MATTRISKI Helen M. Barbre

99, Montville, NJ, died 05-19-2011. Arrangements: Kalec Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – July 23, 2011   Daughter of Stanley and Mary Mattriski; wife of Charles Barbre. Born September 26, 1911 to Stanley and Mary Mattriski.

MAY Carter Ayers May

Pompano Beach, FL, formerly of Watkins Glen: died unexpectedly Saturday, July 23. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Majik Steinman, mother, Paula Ayers of Lithia Springs, GA, father, John May, Jr. of Burdett, grandfather, Daniel F. Ayers Jr, of Watkins Glen, aunt Tere Ayers of Douglasville, GA, uncle, Daniel (Jessie) Ayers, of Monterey. A 1999 graduate of Watkins Glen High School, he was a 2005 graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology with a masters dregree in computer engineering. He was a Captain in the US Marine Corps Reserves and was employed as Director of Customer Support and Training at SR Technologies, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale. He was a dedicated and giving husband and his selfless nature was recognized by his family, friends and co-workers. Private graveside services will be held Saturday, July 30 in Pleasant View Cemetery, Reading Center.    Star Gazette – July 29, 2011

McINTIRE Eloise Botsford

On July 27, 2011, Eloise McIntire Botsford died in Rochester, NY. Eloise was born at her family home in Wayne, NY, on January 1, 1920, daughter of John and Alida McIntire, sister to Wilfred McIntire. She attended country day school in Wayne during her early school years, graduating from Hammondsport Central in 1936, and Ithaca College in 1940. Her first teaching position was in Canandaigua, but she left that job to become one of the many “Rosie the Riveters”, working in war related efforts in an Elmira, NY factory. It was at this time that she met and married William Botsford, who preceded her in death on May 19,1 1967, after 24 years of Marriage.  Bill and Eloise raised a family of 4 children. Eloise returned to teaching in 1959 and taught high school English until the time she retired in 1980 from the Savona Central School district. Mrs. B” touched the lives of many of her students, who continued to reach out to her long after their graduations. She moved to Rochester, NY, and her retirement years were devoted to family and friends, the Democratic Party, and the Syracuse Orangemen. Eloise is survived by her children: Norman & Jeddie Botsford, Jennifer Botsford, Margaret Botsford Evans, and Evelyn & Tony Adams, her beloved grandchildren: William Botsford and Amy Gass, Leigh Ann & Terry Homan, Emily Evans, Daniel Evans, Chris Adams and fiancee Jessica Eastwood, Nate Adams, and John Adams, and also her treasured nephews and nieces. Calling hours will be held at the LaMarche Funeral Home in Hammondsport, NY on Sunday, from 2-4pm and a funeral service celebrating her life will follow on Monday, August 1, at the funeral home at 11am.  Memorial gifts may be made in Eloise Botsford’s name to the Wilmont Cancer Center or Campbell-Savona Scholarship Awards Account at the Campbell-Savona Central School.   Corning Leader – July 29, 2011

Of Horseheads, NY on August 2, 2011 Peacefully returned to his heavenly home at Journey Home Hospice in Rochester, NY. at age 85. Survived by his loving wife Kathleen (Creedon) Mitchell; sons, James, Thomas (Patricia) and David (Ann) Mitchell; daughters, Sr. Mary Lou Mitchell, SSJ, Rose Ann (Ken) Mortensen, Kathleen (Lee) Goodridge; daughter in law, Stephanie Mitchell.  Jim loved having 15 grandchildren; James, Elizabeth, Ken, Sara, Kathryn, Mary Jo,  Stephen, Victoria, Peter, Martha, David, Linda, Frances, Paul and Timothy along with 9 great grandchildren. The family would like to thank Shelva and LuAnn and their neighbors for all of their kindnesses over these past few years.  Friends may call Sunday Only  6:30PM to 8:30PM at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse 150 French Rd. (Pittsford). Jim’s funeral liturgy will be Monday at 10:00AM in the Motherhouse Chapel. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning, NY.  The family requests in lieu of flowers a donation be considered to The Sisters of St. Joseph (150 French Rd. Rochester, NY 14618) or Journey Home Hospice (994 Long Pond Rd. Rochester, NY 14626) in Jim’s memory.  Corning Leader - August 4, 2012

MURRAY Patricia E. Murray
age 61, of West Water Street, Elmira, NY died Wednesday, July 27, 2011 unexpectedly.  Pat was born on January 29, 1950 in Corning to Bernard and Arlene (Omelion) Murray. She loved animals, especially cats, and enjoyed being outdoors.  She is survived by her mother Arlene Murray of Leroy, NY; two sisters, Kathleen (Jeffrey) Fritz of Lawrenceville, PA and Jacqueline (Shawn) Kelly of Leroy; two nieces, Tara Kelly and Suzianna Fritz; two nephews, Devyn Kelly and Todd (Lee) Fritz; three aunts, Alberta Cuda, Dorothy Buchannon, and Carol Bovee; one uncle, Keith Dalrymple; companion, Steve Oakley. She was predeceased by her dad Bernard Murray in 2007, grandparents, Arthur and Marion Murray and Roy and Eva Omelion. Memorial Services will be held at the convenience of the family at Carpenter-Flint Funeral Home in Addison with the Reverend Charles Vollmer officiating. Burial will be in Addison Rural Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made in Patricia’s name to Chemung County Humane Society, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903.  Corning Leader - August 1, 2011

Genevieve L. Cerwonka

of Binghamton, N.Y., died on 28 July, 2011, at 67 years of age after a three-year battle with cancer. Genevieve (Genne) was born in Sayre, Pa., to Llewellyn and A. Genevieve (Fairchild) Parsons of Binghamton, N.Y. Genne is survived by her husband Joseph Cerwonka; her mother A. Genevieve Parsons of Binghamton N.Y.; sons John (Cathleen) Callaway of Herndon, Va., Aaron (Tricia) Callaway of Wayne, Pa.; daughter Ellen Callaway of Cambridge, Mass.; stepdaughter Kimberly (Gary) Heavlin of Gilbert, Ariz.; stepson Paul (Beth) Tribles of Baltimore, Md.; stepsons Michael (Patrice) Cerwonka of Laurel, Md., Christopher (Wendy) Cerwonka of Kailua, Hawaii and David (Callie) Cerwonka of Los Angeles, Calif.; stepdaughters Carolyn (Tom Burton) Cerwonka of Big Bear Lake, Calif., Julie Brust of Hanover, Pa. and Susan (Tony) Bertucci, of Pinellas Park, Fla. Genne (Gram) was the grandmother of Anne, Ryan and Kristen Callaway of Herndon, Va., Lucas, Sasha and Davis Callaway of Wayne, Pa., Charlotte Tribles of Baltimore, Md. and Chad Williamson and Hayley Heavlin of Gilbert, Ariz. She was also Grandma Genne to Kevin, Jaclyn, Karen, Andrew, Elizabeth, Emily, Claire, Matthew, Helen, Phillip, Kristina, Mark, Nicholas, Daniel, Savannah, Shelby, Gavin and Logan. Genne was also foster mother to Pansey. Genne is predeceased by her second husband Paul J. Tribles and her father Llewellyn (Lew) Parsons.  Genne was a graduate of Union-Endicott High School where her father had previously taught math and her mother had worked as a secretary. She received her bachelor's degree from Penn State and a master's degree in art education from Syracuse. She founded the Yamaha School of Music in Endicott, N.Y. For 27 years, she was a beloved art teacher in the public schools of Texas, New Jersey, New York, and Maine spanning kindergarten to college education. During that time, she brought photography courses to new heights and established the first competitive computer graphics program in the Binghamton area. She promoted the importance of art history in the classroom and uniquely intertwined the excitement of her travels and experiences into her courses. Genne pioneered cross lesson plans with the music and technology curriculums. Because Genne was constantly experimenting with new ways to "do art" she inspired her students to push themselves, to take risks, and to think more creatively. Genne sought beauty in all that surrounded her: family, friends and the wonders of nature, enabling her the rare gift of incorporating it into magnificent works of art. Her passions, which often overlapped, included multi-media art, photography, teaching/discussing art, computer graphics, pastel painting, cooking, sewing and architecture. She found comfort near water and at the age of 60 found peace in painting it with pastels. Her waterscapes exude a quality that is best described as spiritual and filled with prayer and hope. Her body of work captured the natural beauty and power of the sea, depicting the Atlantic shoreline along the state of Maine Coast. Her artwork earned her the high honor of membership in the Pastel Society of America, and she was awarded numerous art recognitions on national and international levels. Genne's grace, beauty, elegance and impeccable sense of style were unmistakable. She truly resonated the word artistic. Genne's parents owned and operated Parsons Post House Inn located in Ogunquit, Maine for 30 years. Genne and her husband, Joe ran the inn for an additional 16 before selling it in June 2011. Ogunquit was her favorite place to be and she loved her many friends and visitors. Genne embraced the many challenges in her life with class and grace and she considered herself blessed with a family that expanded with each chapter of her life and were truly blessed by her love. She used her art interest to influence her children and grandchildren's visual outlook on life and how to explore it. Genne painted the way she lived her life - with quiet elegance. For 46 years the waters of Maine played a role in her life and when she arrived at her "painting life" full time, all the nuances of the sea were in her fingertips. Her background as teacher brought technique and discipline; her eye as artist brought her unique perspective. Her work won awards and critical acclaim as well as the admiration of all who saw it. Her love of art matched her love of family and friends and they are blessed to have her paintings as tangible reminders of a life lovingly lived. A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 1 at St. James Catholic Church, Johnson City, N.Y. with Rev. Clarence Cerwonka and Rev. Corey Van Kuren officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday at J.F. Rice Funeral Home, Inc. 150 Main St., Johnson City, N.Y. Burial will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday in the Ivy Hill Cemetery, Alexandria, Va. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Lourdes Hospice, 4102 Old Vestal Road, Vestal, NY 13850 in Genevieve L. Cerwonka's memory.    Towanda Daily Review – July 29, 2011

PETERSON Brenda Smith

Gillett PA: Age 48 died unexpectedly on Wednesday morning, July 27, 2011. Brenda was born in Elmira on April 26, 1963 the daughter of Jacquelyn Spittel Peterson of Towanda and the late Richard "Dick" Peterson. In addition to her mother Brenda is survived by her loving husband, Michael J. Smith; their children, Sarah and Brandon Smith; her daughters, Amanda, Kellie and Samantha McKamey; step daughter Jessica Chilson; her wonderful grandchildren, Collin, Autumn, and Mara; brother Kevin Peterson and his wife Terra; grandmother Catherine Hartman Peterson; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Private family services will be held. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – July 31, 2011


PETRISEK George Petrisek

75, of Genesee, formerly of Port Allegany, died Aug. 5, 2011.  He was a reporter for the Bradford Era and the Port Allegany Reporter-Argus.  Survivors include his wife, Wanda Shirk; a son, Chris Petrisek of Murrysville; two daughters, Mary Cooper of O'Fallon, Mo. and Susan Lee of State College; and a sister, Terri Narby of Hammondsport, N.Y.  Services will be held Sept. 3 in Port Allegany. Arrangements are with Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ulysses.


George E. PETRISEK, 75, of Genesee, Pa., formerly of Port Allegany, Pa., died unexpectedly at home on August 5, 2011.  Born March 13, 1936, in Bentleyville, Pa., he was the son of George E. and Estella Lanik Petrisek. He attended Bentleyville public schools and graduated from Bentleyville High School. He served honorably with the US Army in the 1950's.  In 1958 George graduated with a degree in secondary education from California State Teachers College in California, Pa., and he attended graduate school at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  He began teaching in the English Department at Port Allegany Jr./Sr. High School in 1962. In addition to teaching English, he taught classes in journalism, was an active advisor for many student organizations, and was the long-time drama club coordinator. He retired from teaching in 1995.  George volunteered for the Star Hose Fire Company in Port Allegany, served as a Port Allegany police officer for many years, and was a long-time reporter and photographer for both the Bradford Era and the Port Allegany Reporter-Argus. He also wrote freelance articles for the Potter Leader-Enterprise and the Kane Republican. As a journalist he covered local events and wrote much-anticipated weekly columns for both papers.  On May 2, 2004, George married Wanda R. Shirk, who survives.  He is also survived by his children, Chris (Jennifer) Petrisek of Murrysville, Pa., Mary (Randy) Cooper of O'Fallon, Mo., Susan (Michael) Lee of State College, Pa., their mother Patricia Petrisek of Port Allegany, Pa., and a sister, Terri (Bill) Narby of Hammondsport, NY. "Poppa" will also be greatly missed by his eight grandchildren, in whom he found much joy. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Robert Petrisek.  George spent much of his life as a prominent and well-known member of the Port Allegany community. Those who knew him, either directly or through his newspaper column, will remember his quick and acerbic wit, his somewhat irreverent take on the human condition, and his embrace of the philosophy that with age comes the right to allow one’s inner curmudgeon rise to the surface.   With quotes such as “you win some, you lose more” and “I’d prefer a one cubic foot brownie,” George reminded us not to take ourselves or the world around us more seriously than we should and that a little perspective can go a long way in life. Whether he was writing about his disgust with politics as usual in Washington or his delight in a local bridge finally being repaired, he always reminded us what was most important by ending his newspaper columns with the word “shanti,” which means “peace.”  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 3, 2011, in Port Allegany at a time and location to be announced.   In addition to photography and writing, George had a passion for reading, and his family requests that any memorial contributions be made to the Samuel W. Smith Memorial Public Library, 22 Church St., Port Allegany, PA 16743.   Shanti, Poppa. We will miss you.   Solomon’s Words for the Wise – August 8, 2011   


PIDCOCK Mala Davis

67, of Covington, formerly of Perkasie, passed away Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, at the Williamsport Hospital. She was the wife of the late Ralph B. Davis, Jr. who passed away June 12, 2011. Mala was born Jan. 3, 1944, in Lambertville, N.J., the daughter of the late Charles Francis and Dorothea Amanda Opdyke Pidcock. She was a homemaker, member of the American Kennel Association and avidly showed and bred dogs. Surviving are her daughter, Kristy (Jody) Reinheimer of Wellsboro; grandchildren, Brandon Dooley, Katlyn Dooley, Sean Dooley; step-son, Ralph B. Davis III (Jennifer) and their children Tony and Ted Posuniak of Winterport, Maine. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to the Lycoming County SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, Pa. 17701. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main Street, Wellsboro.  Wellsboro Gazette - August 4, 2011

PROKO John Thomas

Of Elmira, died on January 11, 2011, one week before his 94th birthday. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vera; and son, Ronald. John is survived by his sister, Mary Proko, of Elmira; son, John Proko, Jr., of Melbourne, FL; daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Bill Bishop, of Blue Ridge, VA; daughter, Wendy S. Proko, of Asheville, NC; and daughter-in-law, Jennifer Proko, of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Jon, Brian, Carrie, Erika, Kaycie; six great-grandchildren. A "Celebration of Life" was held on Saturday, August 6th for John and his wife, Vera Swope Proko, who died on August 31, 2004 in Palm Bay, FL. Arrangements were entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – August 7, 2011

John Rathbun
71, of Beaverton, Ore. passed away Saturday, July 23, 2011.  Arrangements of cremation have been entrusted to Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Beaverton, Ore. In keeping with his wishes a private family memorial will be held at Nelson, at the convenience of the family. Wellsboro Gazette - August 4, 2011


ROMANS William M. A. Romans Jr.

Age 79 and longtime resident of Horseheads died Sat. Aug. 6, 2011 at Founders Pavilion in Corning. Bill was predeceased by his wife, Nancy in 2005. He is survived by his daughters, Elizabeth "Betsy" (Brian) McDermott of Riverside, PA, Kathy (Brett) Shay of Canandaigua, NY, Patricia "Patsy" (Mike) Fenello of Eagle, IA, Sarah "Sally" (Chuck) Sorensen of Corning, NY; grandchildren, Keith (Jessica), Taylor, Alyssa, Colin, Kierra and Erinn; brother, J. Thomas (Joanne) Romans of FL; and one niece and one nephew. Bill was born in NYC, NY and was a practicing Attorney for New York State Insurance Fund. He was also a member of the Big Flats American Legion and veteran of the US Army. He enjoyed football, golf and a good game of bridge. At his request, services will take place privately. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may express their sympathy to the Alzheimer's Association , Rochester Chapter, 435 East Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620.  Star Gazette – August 9, 2011  


Was a friend to all who knew him. Roy A. Sargeant of Milan, passed away peacefully Monday, June 13, 2011, while visiting his sister and family in Palo, Mich.  Roy was born July 30, 1956, in Blossburg, to the late Roy Sr. and Ellen Sargeant.  Roy was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend to all who knew him. Roy, when his health permitted, like to spend his time playing a game of pool, darts, going to the Troy Fair, going for coffee at Sam's Diner with his friends from Penn York Opportunities, or just hanging out with the people he loved. Roy had a love of country and gospel music and playing his guitars.  Roy is survived by his sisters, Clara and Larry Butler of Palo, Mich., Linda and Gerold Tice of Oxford, Ala., Donna Sargeant of Gillett; brothers Joe and Lucy Sargeant of Mansfield, Norman and Sue Sargeant of Greenville, Mich., Dan and Ilene Burgess of Towanda. He was preceded in death by a nephew, Don Sargeant. Roy is also survived by his second family, his loving and caring staff at Futures Community Support Services Inc. - Stacey Coyle, Debbi Saxon, Alisa Westbrook, Barb Shrimp, Jane Scouten, Melissa Hobday, Carmel Allen, Heather Wait Whitney Howard and Anthony Howard.  Funeral services were held June 17, at the Johnson-Feuerstrin Funeral Home in Belding, Mich. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Aug. 14, at Futures Community Support Services Inc., 28444 Route 220, Milan. The staff at Futures would like to extend a heartfelt 'thank you' to Dr. Tolhurst and his girls, Dr. Broketa and the nurses on Oncology, and Dawn Sharpe.  Wellsboro Gazette - August 4, 2011

William Henry III “Stonie”
Age 51 of Peachtree City, Georgia died on August 4, 2011. Mr. Stonier was a proud member of The United States Marine Corps serving in Operation Desert Storm and later in The U.S Army Reserves with 16 years of service. He was a loving husband, father, and son who was dedicated to his family and believed in living life to the fullest. Hank was pre-deceased by his father William Henry Stonier II in 1983 and by his brother Lewis Stonier in 2003. Mr. Stonier will be laid to rest in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats , NY where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Stonier. Local Arrangements are entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY and will be published upon completion.  Corning Leader - August 8, 2011


STROUD Pauline Lantz Northrop

87, of Towanda, Pa,, died July 27, 2011, at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  Pauline was born April 8, 1924, in Towanda, Pa. She was the daughter of the late Fred and Lena Stroud.   In the early years, Pauline worked for the Towanda Folding Box Co. and then later opened and ran a fruit and vegetable stand in Monroeton, Pa. for many years. She loved the outdoors and loved working in the garden. She loved her family and her life revolved around her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She is survived by her sons Wayne Lantz of Monroeton, Pa., and Charles E. Lantz and wife Barb of Laceyville, Pa.; daughters Kathryn A. Scheithauer and husband David of N. Towanda, Pa. and Deborah J. Decker and husband Alva of Bradford, N.Y.; grandchildren Kelly Vargason and husband Eric of N. Towanda, Pa., Erin Unruh and husband Jon of Ulster, Brandi Krovath of Erlanger, Ky., Charles Decker of Casper, Wyo., and Alva Decker III and wife Racheal of Lander, Wyo.; great-grandchildren, Ashlynn and Brielle Vargason of N. Towanda, Isabella Decker of Lander, Wyo., and Lucas Decker of Lander, Wyo.; step-great-grandchildren, Riley and Reese Stanton of Lander, Wyo.; and her sister, Ethel Thetga of Towanda, Pa.  She is predeceased by her first husband Charles T. Lantz and husband Myron D. Northrop and brothers Joseph and Robert Stroud.  In honor of Pauline's request, there will be no funeral or visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda, Pa.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 or to Happy Tails, P.O. Box 68, Towanda, PA 18848 in Pauline's memory.   Towanda Daily Review – July 30, 2011

VANDRPOOL Joseph Ronald

On the evening of Wednesday, July 27, 2011, Joseph Ronald Vanderpool of Towanda died quietly at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was 66 years of age. Born Sept. 6, 1944 in Sayre he was the son of Leonard and Madelyn (Vanderpool) Daugherty. After high school Joe served with the United States Army during the early years of the Vietnam War. After returning to civilian life he was employed as painter, first with American LaFrance and later Schweitzer Aircraft. Joseph was a man who enjoyed the simple things in life; his dog, Reggie, fishing, camping, walking along the beach and visiting the casinos. Even something as routine as grocery shopping would brighten his day. Joe was a real people person. He was always among the first to lend a hand when needed. He enjoyed the company of his beloved family, especially his grandchildren, and took great pride in their endeavors.  He is survived by his daughters Dina (and Paul) Spallone and Lisa Ackerson, all of Elmira; his beloved companion of 23 years, Margaret Johnson, at home; brothers Leonard (and Shirley) Daugherty of Pine City, Martin (and Irma) Daugherty and Michael Daugherty, all of Elmira; Aunt Sherrie (and Donald) Vanderpool of Towanda and Aunt Marie Daugherty of Sayre; grandchildren Michael and McKenzie Spallone and Quartnie Ackerson, all of Elmira; dear friends Tammy and Dick Farley of Towanda, James and Cheryl) Bailey and Danielle Vanderpool and Cierra Bailey, all of Towanda, who were very near and dear to his heart; his beloved dog, Reggie and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceding him in death were his parents and an infant grandson, Joseph Ackerson. The family wishes to extend special thanks to the staff at 9-C South at the Robert Packer Hospital for the wonderful care and compassion you gave to the one we love.  Calling hours will be from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton. Funeral service will follow at 5 p.m. with the Rev. Thomas Geiger officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be directed to the family.    Towanda Daily Review – July 30, 2011

WARD James E., Sr. "Beady"
Age 80 of Elmira, NY. He was born August 14, 1930 in Charleston, WV, son of the late John and Florence (Patterson) Ward and died Monday, July 25, 2011 at home after a brief illness. He was predeceased by his son Kirk Ward; brother David V. Ward, Sr. and is survived by his wife Ida M. Ward; daughters Margo and Annette Ward both of Elmira; sons James E. (Gaynell) Ward, Jr. of CA, Rodney and Blane (Sharon) Ward both of Elmira, John Ward of Ithaca; 9 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; brother Belford Ward of Elmira. Mr. Ward retired from Corning Glass Works after 35 years of service. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Star Gazette – July 28, 2011

WEST Clara West Escott
93, died Thursday, July 28, 2011, at her daughter's home in Winterville, N.C.  A memorial service will be held at a later date. Mrs. Escott, daughter of Rufus and Neva West, was a native of Tioga County, Pennsylvania and resided in Wellsboro. She was a 1935 graduate from Wellsboro Area High School and a 1948 graduate of Mansfield University. She taught elementary school for 22 years starting in a one-room schoolhouse. Clara was a member of the United Methodist Church, the Order of the Eastern Star, BPW of Wellsboro and a Girl Scout Lead er for 15 years. She married T. Dewain Escott on June 18, 1947; he preceded her in death on Oct. 29, 1982.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Lorna Crumb, and her daughter, Joyce Stanley. She is survived by her, daughter, Sylvia Stump and husband, Russ; and grandchildren, Shawn and Edie Stevenson and Matthew and Lindsay Stump. Memorials may be made to the University Health System Hospice Program, P.O. Box 6028, Greenville, N.C. 27835-9978 or to the United Methodist Church, Main St. Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.  Wellsboro Gazette - August 4, 2011

WHEADON Kathleen Konopski
Beaver Dams: Kathleen W. Konopski, age 63, of County Rd. 19, Beaver Dams, died at home on Wednesday, July 27th, 2011. Kathleen was born in Corning, NY on May 3rd, 1948, the daughter of the late Howard and Dorothy (Doran) Wheadon. She was a retiree of Corning Glass Works Steuben and loved spending her time with her family. In addition to her parents, Kathleen was predeceased by her husband of 26 years, Joseph Konopski on October 1st, 2010. Kathleen is survived by her sister, Bonnie (Robert) Roll and their children, Colleen (Trevor) Gullo and Heather (Tony) Artuso and their children, Vincent and Adrianna Artuso; step-children, Michael (Carolyn) Konopski and Michele (Michael Cocco) Fitch; five great grandchildren, Patrick and Audrey Fitch and Daniel, Derek, and Jacob Konopski; sister-in-law, Regina (Adelbert) Keefer; brother-in-law, Stanley Konopski; sister-in-law, Emma Konopski; her late husband, Joseph's step-children, Tim Heck and Julie (Scott) McConnell; special friends, Greg and Marie Keefer; as well as, many wonderful close friends and nieces and nephews. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10am on Monday, August 1st, 2011 at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen, NY with Father Jeff Tunnicliff, celebrant. Memorials may be made in her memory to the American Heart Association , 3500 Winton Place, Suite 4, Rochester, NY 14623.   Star Gazette – July 29, 2011

WHITEHEAD Walter Lynn Whitehead (Tim)
40, died  Wednesday, July 27, 2011, in California, after an extended illness.  Walter, born Sept. 3, 1970, in Wellsboro, was the son of Hester Whitehead and Clarence Whitehead (deceased).  He attended area schools in Tioga County and graduated from Elizabethtown High School. A graduate of the Art Institute of Philadelphia, he worked as a computer technician. Walter was active in baseball, basketball and sport chair racing, winning several racing competitions, including an international race in Reading, England. He enjoyed traveling and model building. In addition to his mother, Walter is survived by his fiancée, Marri Noel Martin; a brother, Kemp B. Whitehead; a niece, Jessica; a nephew, Corey; and long-time friends, Lynn and Walter Sanders. All who knew him appreciated his intelligence, mild manner and sense of humor. Arrangements were made by the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield.  Wellsboro Gazette - August 4, 2011

Jean L. Fuller

Age 77 of Middlebury Center, PA died Thurs., July 28, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Jean was born Sept. 3, 1933 in Sayre, PA to Kenneth and Mildred (Ferguson) Wildrick. She is survived by her husband, Jack Fuller; daughters, Karen (Bob) Carlyle of Horseheads, NY, Cathy Monks-Maney and Don Monks of Big Flats, NY, Bethany (Dan) Bower of Tioga, PA and Lisa (Tom) Sterling also of Tioga, PA; grandchildren, Jay-Robert Carlyle, Gabriel, Brooke and Micaela Monks, Amy (Dana) Coots, Michael (Krista) Bower, Chelsea and Rachel Sterling; and 5 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was also predeceased by her sister, Phyllis Johnson. Jean was a clerk for many years working in the Village of Horseheads Water Department. She loved her family and the time spent with all her grandchildren. It was her request that services take place privately. Those wishing may remember Jean with donations to the Amish Relief Fund, c/o Community Bank, P.O Box 123, Woodhull, NY 14898 (607)-458-5155.   Star Gazette – July 31, 2011

WILLOCK William A. Scotty Willock

of Watkins Glen, NY, died on Saturday July 16, 2011, surrounded by his family. Bill was born on December 31, 1933 in Kilmarnock, Scotland to Hugh and Ann Jane Alexander Willock. He grew up in Glasgow, a perfect place to hone his skills as a soccer player and golfer. After serving in the British Merchant Marine and completing an apprenticeship as a tool and die maker, he came to the U.S. and became the Vice-President of Mansol Ceramics where he worked for 30 years. He continued working as an engineering consultant until his death. He was a loving and devoted husband to his wife Patricia for 30 years. His parents and his brother Guthrie predeceased him. Bill leaves his family, sister, Ann (Al) Stucin of New Jersey, daughter, Maura Willock, son William h. Willock, stepchildren, Corey, Meghan & Patrick Harrington. Grandchildren, Timothy, Patricia & Hope Gawroriski, Hunter Harrington, Aurora Willock and Ava Cowan along with one great grandchild, Ethan Davis. A Memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 2:00 PM at St. James's Episcopal Church in Watkins Glen, NY with the Rev. Michael Hartney officiating. The Vedder and Scott Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Star Gazette – July 29, 2011

YOUNGMAN Stanley Oliver

Age 80 of Elmira, NY died on Wednesday, July 29, 2011 surrounded by his family. Stanley was born on May 20, 1931 in Sodus, NY, the son of the late William Abraham Arthur and Mary Frances VanLare Youngman. Mr. Youngman was a Veteran serving his country with the U.S. Army. He attended Alfred State University and was a graduate of Cornell University. Stan retired from M & T Bank after 20 years and then owned and operated ServiceMaster in Horseheads. In his retirement he bought and restored many older homes in the area. He will be missed by his family and friends. Stan was an enterprising person throughout his life, and he was a very much loved father. He was pre-deceased by his wife of 37 years Georgia Youngman on August 23, 1989. Mr. Youngman is survived by his beloved longtime partner of 21 years, Shirley N. Chase; daughters and sons and their spouses: Joy and Samuel Biondo of MD; Kay and Steve Barretto of NH; Raymond Youngman and Pamela Pilcher of NY; Timothy Youngman and partner Stephen Victor of NY; grandchildren: Kara, Elliott, and Michelle Biondo; Jarrod, and Gloria Barretto; Stan was one of 11 children; 5 brothers and 1 sister survive him; many nieces, nephews cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday August 6, 2011 at St. Matthew's Church in Horseheads at 11 AM with the Rev. Bob Adkins officiating. Arrangements entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. In Lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choosing.  Star Gazette – July 30, 2011

ZIEMAK Joseph "Joe" Ziemak
57, formerly of Wellsboro, died peacefully surrounded by family on July 21, 2011, in Willingboro N.J. He left us to be with the Lord and his beloved wife, Charlene, who predeceased him in 2001. He is survived by his parents, Matthew and Alice Ziemak; his four sons, Major Joshua S. Ziemak in Nevada, Chuck in Virginia, Luke (wife Nabila) and Matt, in Colorado ; brother, Steve (wife Jeanne) Ziemak of Wellsboro; sister, Susan Ziemak and partner Bob Reardon of Wellsboro; sister, Nina (Ziemak) Krisanda and husband, Joe Krisanda of Moorestown N.J., sister Julia Ziemak and fiance, John Hilger, of Willingboro,N.J. He is also survived by two grandsons, Dylan and Noah and three grandaughters, Brielle, Brooke and Lillyanna. Joe was so loved by his grandchildren and many nieces and nephews, and would entertain them and other family members with his talent and love of music. He entertained Wellsboro many a night with his brother, Steve and the Dirt Road Band at the Gaslight in Wellsboro.  Joe was a pioneer in the early 80's, building beautiful solar homes in the Wellsboro - Mansfield area as well as recording studios for other local talents. His light on earth is gone but will shine eternally from above.  Wellsboro Gazette - August 4, 2011

? Joyce E. Freeman

Age 78 of Horseheads and formerly of Florida died Aug. 5, 2011 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Volney; children, Becky (Doug) Baker and Debora (Dave) Kieffer, Donald Stevens and Christopher (Monica) Stevens; 5 granddaughters and 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Maureen Belles of South Carolina. At her request, there will be no prior calling hours. Those wishing may express their sympathy with memorials to Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903, Southern Tier Food Bank, 388 Upper Oakwood Ave., Elmira, NY 14903 or a charity of ones' choice. Star Gazette – August 7, 2011


? Jean Adams Moiseichik
86, of Hector, passed away July 31, 2011 of age-related causes. She was a graduate of Alfred University and began her career as a high school business teacher. Following marriage and the births of three children, Jean obtained her Masters degree in Elementary Ed from SUNY Cortland. She was a beloved kindergarten teacher in Trumansburg for twenty-three years, retiring in 1981. A resident of Hector for sixty-four years, she was a member of the Hector Presbyterian Church where she held numerous positions of ministry and service. She married John Moiseichik in later life and together they enjoyed winters in Florida, dancing, numerous friendships and a common commitment to young people. Jean's greatest joy was her family. She is survived by her beloved husband, John, a resident of Bethany Courtyards, Horseheads; three children, Sally Ward (Francis) of Rush, NY, Dr. Stephen Adams (Emalese) of West Lafayette, IN, M. Jeffrey Adams (Cynthia) of Wheaton, IL; a stepson, Dyke Moiseichik (Nancy) of Fayetteville, AR; ten grandchildren, Patrick Ward, Kimberly Kennedy, April Ward Kimball, Dr. Anne Ward Bolkcom, Rachel, Sarah, Hannah, Abigail, Michael and Matthew Adams; one great-grandchild, Genevieve; six step-grandchildren; a sister, Betsy Bither; a niece, Janet Canfield who was especially close to her, and numerous other nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to call at Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth Street, Watkins Glen on Wednesday, August 3 from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 4 at 11 a.m. at Hector Presbyterian Church, Rt. 414, Hector. Those who wish to remember Jean may honor her legacy to children with a gift in her name to Schuyler Head Start, 323 Owego Street, Montour Falls, NY 14865.  Star Gazette - August 4, 2011   

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