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ACHTER, Sigmund - Sigmund Achter, age 87, of Westfield, PA died at his home on July 11, 2018. Honoring Sigmund's wishes, there will be no services. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. – Mansfield Gazette, 19 July 2018

PRESTON, Cassius E. - Cassius E. Preston, age 101, of Lawrenceville, PA, died Saturday, July 14, 2018 at his home. He was born December 17, 1916 in Lawrenceville, PA, a son of James and Lucinda (Deats) Preston. Cassius was the widow of Rita (Konkolski) who died in 1983. He worked as a tool maker at Remington Rand before he retired. Cassius enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching WWE wrestling. He was a WWII Army veteran in the 80th Infantry Division and served in the Battle of the Bulge. Cassius is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Frederick and Nancy Preston of Texas; a step-son, Richard (Martha) Gee of Lawrenceville, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Walter Fisher of Lawrenceville, PA; 2 step daughters, Barbara Ball of Lawrenceville, PA, Cindy Frye of Cincinnati, OH; a step-daughter-in-law, Sally Gee of Lawrenceville, PA; 2 sisters-in-law, Marie Preston of Tioga, PA, Elvira Preston of NJ; several grandchildren, a special grandson, Ron (Stacy) Rice, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. In addition to his wives, Rita Preston in 1983 and Madge Preston in 2004, he was predeceased by 2 sons, Ronald in 1962, Thomas in 1984; a grandson, Michael Rice in 2007, 3 brothers, Howard, Fred and Earl, a sister, Katheryn Button. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow at 2:00 P.M. at the funeral chapel with Pastor Doug Hodge officiating. Military honors will be presented by the Tioga County Honor Guard. Memorial donations may be made to the Tioga County Honor Guard, P O Box 504, Tioga, PA 16946. – Mansfield Gazette, 19 July 2018

 

 

AHEARN, John W. - John W. Ahearn age 69 of Elkland, Pa died January 7, 2018 at Corning Hospital. He was born April 15, 1948 in Elkland the son of William and Linda Caffo Ahearn.  He worked for 17 years for Ingersol - Rand, Painted Post, 10 years as a park ranger for the U.S. Corp of Army Engineers, security guard at Corning Inc. for approx. 3 years, substitute teacher in numerous school districts in the area. He was a graduate of Elkland High School and Mansfield University. He is survived by his wife Carole, son John Ahearn, Ocala, Fl., sister  Ilene (Peter) Martin, Elkland, numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, James and two sisters Linda Fleming and Joann Zuke.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Elkland Public Library, 110 Parkway Ave., Elkland, Pa. 16920  Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland. - Mansfield Gazette, 11 January 2018

 

AKERS, Garret D. - Garret D. Akers age 16 of Westfield died unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Born May 29, 2001 in Greece, NY, he was the son of Gary Akers, Jr. and Michelle (Moulton) Johnson. Garret enjoyed playing basketball and riding dirt bikes. He was a social butterfly and loved hanging with his friends. He is survived by his parents, Gary Akers, Jr. and Michelle L. Johnson; his siblings, Juliana Mattison, Tess, Cale and Trey Johnson and Kendall and Trent Akers; his grandmothers, Darlene Hackett and Claudette Roth and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Garret was preceded in death by his grandfathers, James Hackett and Gary Akers, Sr. Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield on Friday, 6:00 – 8:00 PM. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, 2:00 PM. – Williamsport Sun-Gazette, 6 April 2018

 

ALAMPI,  Joseph D. - Joseph D. Alampi, 76, of Middlebury Center, died on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 at his home. He was born on Jan. 29, 1941, in Philadelphia, a son of Joseph P. and Phyllis (Roccia) Alampi. Joseph was the husband of Catherine (McBride) Alampi. He was employed by IUEC Local 5 in Philadelphia for 25 years, as an elevator constructor mostly with Otis Elevator in Philadelphia. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose in Wellsboro and the Arnot Sportsman Club. Joseph enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Catherine; a son, Adam (Amy) Willey of Reading; four daughters, Judith (Alex) Velazquez of Delaware, Linda (Kent) Johnsen of California, Dana Brady of Maryland, Mary (John) Robbins of Middlebury Center; son-in-law, James Brady; eight grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a sister, Rosemary Jenkins of Delaware. Joseph was preceded in death by his parents, and a son, Joseph A. Alampi on July 29, 2008. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 1 p.m., at the Wellsboro Moose, 36 Old Tioga St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. - Mansfield Gazette, 5 October 2017

ALEXANDER, Timothy R. - Timothy R. Alexander, 62, of Wellsboro, died June 25, 2018. He was the son of the late Harold Alexander and Viola Gorda. He is survived by a son, Timothy D Alexander, stepmother Helen Alexander, sister Pat Dean, a half-sister, Jennifer Gorda, two granddaughters and a great-granddaughter. He was predeceased by a brother, Rusty Alexander. Services will be private. – Mansfield Gazette, 28 June 2018

 

ALLEN, Debora A. - Debora A. Packer, age 64, of Blossburg, PA, died on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at the Green Home. She was born on July 18, 1953 in Westfield, PA, a daughter of Lawrence and Onalee (Taft) Allen. Debora was the wife of James Packer. She was employed at Broad Acres as an LPN. Debora enjoyed riding horses and crocheting. She is survived by her husband, James; a son, Timothy Frank Empson of Westfield, PA; a daughter, Peggy Sue and John Hoskins of OH; three grandchildren, Chace, Kaitlin and Megan; a brother, Frederick and Kimberly Blackman of OH; a sister, Susan Marling of OH. Debora was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Kenneth Allen; a sister, Kay Jeffers. Honoring Debora's wishes there will be no services. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. – Mansfield Gazette, 17 May 2018

 

ALDRICH, Lorna K. - Lorna K. Fry, age 63 of Westfield died on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born August 5, 1953 in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of the late Curt and Marguerite (Wood) Aldrich. She is survived by her husband, Homer; sons, James Fry and Steve Fields of West Elmira, NY; grandson, Kevin; great grandsons, Wesley and Lucas; sister, Gail (Walter) Hackett of Canisteo, NY and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Lorna was preceded in death by a brother, Dean Aldrich and sisters, Sharon Jordan and Nancy Persing. Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 222. W. Main St., Westfield on Monday, 12:00 – 2:00 PM. A memorial service will be held immediately following at 2:00 PM. Memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation, American Heart Association or to the SPCA. - Mansfield Gazette, 25 May 2017

ALEXANDER, Jeffrey K. - Jeffrey K. Alexander, age 54, of Morris, PA, died on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.  He was born on May 16, 1963 in Blossburg, PA, a son of John “Jack” and Rose (Benjamin) Alexander.  Jeff served in the US Army and was employed by Corey Creek Golf Club.  He was married to Sherry A. (Brion) Alexander and enjoyed hunting and spending time with his family.  Jeff is survived by his parents: Jack and Rose Alexander of Mansfield, PA, wife: Sherry Alexander of Morris, PA, son: John (Chelsea) Alexander of Salladasburg, PA and their children: Jade, Kurtis and Karl, son: Ben (Michelle) Alexander of Renovo, PA, brother: Barry (Susan) Alexander of Mansfield, PA and a sister: Julie Mansfield of Wellsboro, PA.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA www.carletonfh.com with Pastor Julie Rosensteel officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salem Lutheran Church, 3536 Nauvoo Rd., Liberty, PA 16930. – Mansfield Gazette, 19 April 2018

 

ALLEN, Blaine R. - Blaine R. Allen, 78, of Mansfield, died after a brief illness on Friday, March 30, 2018 at the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. He married Patricia Blackwell on June 5, 1971 and they shared 46 years of marriage together. He was born on September 16, 1939 in Rutland Township, the son of the late Arvine and Jeanette (Sweely) Allen.  Blaine graduated from Wellsboro High School and was employed as a laborer with the former Corning Glass Works and OSRAM Sylvania glass plant in Wellsboro for nearly 40 years. He also proudly served his country in the U.S. Army National Guard. Blaine was a man of strong faith, as he read his Bible every day and regularly attended services at the Vineyard Church of Wellsboro. He was an avid sports fan, especially of NASCAR. More importantly, he was a dedicated supporter of the local Wellsboro Hornets sports teams and never missed an opportunity to attend a sporting event, especially if anyone in his family were competing. Blaine’s family was always the most important aspect of his life and he truly adored each of his grandchildren.  Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Patricia Allen of Mansfield; sons, Kyle (Kristi) Allen of Potterbrook and Ryan (Country) Allen of Morris Run; daughter, Lori (Brett) Kennedy of Wellsboro; ten grandchildren, Alicia, Lorynn, Landen, Holden, Karsen, Riley, Lucas, Logan, Leevi and Natasha; one great-granddaughter, Reagan; brothers, Dale (Sandra) Allen and Lance Allen, both of Wellsboro; sisters, Kaye (Kurt) Dodge of Glendale, AZ and Sallie (Lewis) Sticklin of Wellsboro; several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents listed above, Blaine was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Sherry Allen.  Memorial contributions can be made in Blaine’s name to the Wellsboro All Sports Booster Club, 225 Nichols Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901.  There will be two sets of calling hours for Blaine, one set will be held on Tuesday evening, April 3, 2018 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm with another hour on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 11:00am until 12:00pm with his memorial service immediately following at noon on Wednesday. Both sets of calling hours and the memorial service will be held at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Pastor Carl Linscott will be officiating services and interment will take place in Tioga County Memorial Gardens.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., Wellsboro. – Mansfield Gazette, 5 April 2018 (77703)

 

ANDREWS, Gary D. - Gary D. Andrews, age 76, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.  He was born on August 9, 1941 in Blossburg, PA, a son of the late Margaret (Sweet) Rice.  Gary served in the US Army and was married to Sandra G. “Sandy” (Waite) Andrews.  He is survived by his wife: Sandy, son and daughter-in-law: Dean and Cheryl Andrews of Wellsboro, PA, beloved granddaughter: Skylar (Corey Lewis) Andrews, sisters: Linda and Lewis Covert of Wellsboro, PA, Debra and Daniel Neal of Raleigh, NC, sisters-in-law: Delphia Andrews of York, PA and Helen Andrews of Mansfield, PA.  Services will be private and are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc.  www.carletonfh.com  Wellsboro, PA. – Mansfield Gazette, 26 April 2018

 

ARNOLD, Donna Marie - Donna Marie Lowe, age 71 of Osceola died on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at her home. Born August 6, 1945 in Waterloo, NY, she was the daughter of the late Charles W. and Anna L. (Smith) Arnold. Donna is survived by her husband, LeRoy; her children, Clifford W. Lowe of Farmington Twp., Richard J. (Mary) Lowe of Osceola, Jon S. Lowe of Knoxville, Haidee (John) Deming of Blossburg and Cecil E. Lowe of Osceola; 15 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren; her brother, Allen (Deloris) Arnold of Nelson and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. - Mansfield Gazette, January 4, 2017

 

ATKINSON, Ronald G. - Ronald G. Atkinson, age 61, of Blossburg, PA, died on Sunday February 25, 2018 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was born on July 16, 1956 in Blossburg, PA, a son of Louis and Betty (Davis) Atkinson. Ronald was employed as a guard for Am-Guard in Pittsburgh, PA. He enjoyed hiking on the mountain, watching TV shows, and his cat. He is survived by two sons, Ronald Atkinson of Morris Run, PA, Adam (Katey) Breon of Mansfield, PA; two daughters, Spring (Joe) Kyle of Liberty, PA, Beth Smith of Mainesburg, PA; 10 grandchildren; four brothers, Lou (Roxy) Atkinson of Troy, PA, Gary Atkinson, Denny (Tina) Atkinson of Covington, PA, Larry Atkinson of Morris Run, PA; a sister, Sherry (Robert) Winter of Cogan Station, PA. Ronald was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Donald Atkinson. In honoring Ronald's wishes there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made to Buckheit Funeral Chapel to assist with expenses. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. - Mansfield Gazette, 1 March 2018

 

ATKINSON, Ronald R. - Ronald R. Atkinson, age 76, of Lawrenceville, PA, died on Monday, December 18, 2017 at his home. He was born on July 26, 1941 in Camden, NJ, a son of Cyril and Helen (Dougherty) Atkinson. Ronald was the husband of Catherine "Cassie" (Innamorato) Atkinson and they shared 53 years of marriage. He was a machinist for Langston Company in Camden County, NJ for 34 years. Ronald was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville, PA. He enjoyed hunting, photography, spending time with his family and friends, and was a lifetime member of the NRA. Ronald is survived by his wife, Cassie; 3 sons, Ronald R. (Cheryl) Atkinson of Pinellas Park, FL., Michael J. Atkinson of Magnolia, NJ., William (Tara) Atkinson of Erial, NJ.; 7 grandchildren, Robert J. "R.J" (Leann) Neidl and Steven N. Neidl, Emilie S. Atkinson, Christian M. Atkinson, Jason A. (Deanna) Atkinson, Angelia N. Atkinson, and Brandon M. Atkinson; 3 great grandchildren, Hunter and Harmony Neidl, Kaleb Atkinson; 3 sisters, Helen E. Russo of Newark, DE., Carol J. (Robert) Dickson of Glassboro, NJ., Terry L. Paradise of Voorhees, NJ.; an aunt Margaret Cassetta; an uncle John Atkinson; and many loving nieces and nephews. Family and Friends are invited to call on Saturday, December 30, 2017 from 10 AM to Noon at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A service will immediately follow at Noon with Rev. Tom Harmic officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Rifle Association of America, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030.  - Mansfield Gazette, 21 December 2017

 

ATTAWAY, Rosalind A. - Rosalind A. Kewitt, 85, of 1 Sherman St., Wellsboro, died peacefully on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 with family members at her bedside following a long illness. Rosalind was born on May 23, 1932, a daughter of Carl O. Attaway and Rose Walker Attaway in Newnan, Ga.. She graduated from Newnan High School and attended Shorter College in Rome, Ga. On May 14, 1954, she married Dr. Frank Kewitt, who predeceased her on March 18, 2016. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by sisters, Mary Parks and Julia Blackburn, both of Newnan. She is survived by daughters, Julia Kewitt, Christine Osgood (George), Laura Kewitt, all of Wellsboro; son, Dr. Gregory Kewitt (Kristen) of Pine Grove Mills; grandchildren, William Osgood (Leanne Carson) of Newton, Mass.; Emily Osgood of Clark, Colo.; Frank Kewitt of Wellsboro, Nicholas Kewitt of Pine Grove Mills; sister, Carlene Collins of Newnan, Ga.; several cousins, nieces, nephews and her cherished caregiver, Marie Lucas, of Morris Run. Rosalind was a communicant of St. Paul's Episcopal Church for more than 50 years and served on the parish's Altar Guild. She was a member of the Wellsboro Art Club and a former member of Tyoga County Club. Rosalind, who had a lifelong passion for art, was a loving and deeply caring wife, mother, grandmother and friend with a well-deserved reputation as a classic Southern cook. Inurnment will take place in a private ceremony in the Columbarium at St. Paul's at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. - Mansfield Gazette, 21 September 2017

 

AUMICK, Patricia Joan - Patricia Joan Aumick Bradley of Gillett, Pa., went home into the arms of Jesus on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 79 years old.  She was born in Elmira, NY, on February 9, 1939, the daughter of the late Merrill and Charlotte (Inscho) Aumick.  She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Barry Bradley, daughter Kelly (John) Mann, sons John "Mike" (Becky) Bradley, Brian Bradley, Trevor (Sage) Bradley, brother Merrill "Mike" (Susan) Aumick, thirteen grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased  by five sisters, Jeanette, Margaret, Donna, Kay and Marie "Ann".  Pat was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother home maker, and loved the Lord.  She was a gifted artist and loved camping, decorating and gardening. Family and friends were invited to call on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Victory Church, 645 E. Main St., Troy, PA. Funeral immediately followed. – Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 11 February 2018

 

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BAILEY, Edward K. - Edward “Ted” K. Bailey, age 79 of Westfield died on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at his home. Born September 6, 1938 in Darby, PA, he was the son of the late John W. and Eleanor (Lewis) Bailey. A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM on October 7th at the Jemison Valley Church, Westfield. - Mansfield Gazette, 5 October 2017

 

BAILEY, Gemma Lee - Gemma Lee Bailey was born sleeping with the angels on August 10, 2018 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She was the daughter of Dennis Bailey, Jr. and Kelli Crumb.  Gemma is survived by her parents; paternal great grandparents Beverly (Bretton) Bailey of Mainesburg, PA; maternal great grandmothers Freda Drawbaugh of Mansfield, PA, Mary Guerrera of Elmira NY ; a maternal great grandfather Lester Crumb of Tioga, PA paternal grandparents Carol Anne McAllister of Blossburg, PA and Dennis Bailey, Sr. of Mainesburg, PA; maternal grandfather Kevin Crumb of Mainesburg, PA; brothers Bretton Bailey of Florida, and Sebastian Bailey, Whyatt Bailey, Jaiden Bailey, and Landon Bailey all of Covington, PA. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother Lisa Crumb.  A private graveside service will be held in Roseville Cemetery. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. – Mansfield Gazette, 16 August 2018

 

BAILEY, Weldon C. - Weldon C. Bailey, age 93 of Elkland died on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro. Born April 1, 1924 in Newark, Vermont, he was the son of the late Clyde and Ruth (King) Bailey. He was the owner of Bailey Jewelers in Elkland from 1948 – 2015, a WWII veteran with the Navy Seabees, a two term mayor of Elkland, a two time past master of Osceola F & AM Lodge #421 and was elected to the Tioga County Sports Hall of Fame as an accomplished golfer. His decades of contributions to his beloved community are too numerous to mention here but were honored by the Chamber of Commerce as he was named one of its most distinguished citizens. Weldon is survived by his sons, Bob (Marge) of Port St. Lucie, FL and Dennis (Cheryl) of Elkland; grandchildren, Barrett Emenheiser, Karli Truitt and Brooke Schies; five great grandchildren; his brother, Clyde (Dagmar) Bailey of Westfield; son in law, Timothy Emenheiser and special friends, Kent and Phyllis Slocum and Ulla Senelius of Sweden. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Audrey in 2015; his daughter, Karen Emenheiser in 2008; a brother, David and two sisters, Iris and Irma. Plans for a memorial service are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland. - Mansfield Gazette, 8 March 2018

 

BAIR, H. June - H. June Minschwaner, 85, of Wellsboro, died on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 at the Green Home in Wellsboro. She was the wife of Walter Earl Minschwaner, Jr. of Wellsboro, they shared over 60 years of marriage together. June was born on May 31, 1932 in New Hope, the daughter of the late Walter Girard and Hazel (Horn) Bair. June worked in floral retail at a couple of local florists for many years. She was also a true homemaker for her husband and children. She always had fun watching the game show, "Family Feud," especially when Steve Harvey was hosting. Nicknamed "June Bug," she had a smile that could light up a room. June was described by family as "the sweetest person, who was loved by all." Left to cherish her memory are, her loving husband, Walter of Wellsboro; three sons, Larry (Karen) Minschwaner of New Jersey, Ronald (Pepi) Minschwaner of Oregon, Robert Minschwaner and his girlfriend, Colleen of Doylestown; one daughter, Sharon Minschwaner of Morrisville; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Bair of Wellsboro; one sister-in-law, Marion Bair; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, June was preceded in death by, a brother and sister-in-law, Walter (Kathryn) Bair; brother, Earl Bair; a sister-in-law, Grace Bair. In keeping with June's wishes, services will be private and held at the convenience of her family.  Local arrangements have been entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., Wellsboro. - Mansfield Gazette, 25 January 2018

BAKER, Dorothy M. - Dorothy M. DeLosa, 92, of Covington, PA, died on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at her home. She was born on March 11, 1926 in New York City, NY, a daughter of Mark and Anna (O'Connor) Baker. Dorothy was the wife of the late David J. DeLosa, Sr. who died on January 1, 2016. She was a member of Holy Child. Dorothy enjoyed researching ancestry, crafts, and gardening. She is survived by three sons, David J. (Jennifer) DeLosa of Covington, PA, Allen (Diana) DeLosa of Mosherville, PA, Thomas (Kathy) DeLosa of Mesa, AZ; two daughters, Judi (Micky) Walls of Camp Verde, AZ, Debra (Robert) Romero of Phoenix, AZ; 13 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, David; three brothers, Teddy, Barney, and George Baker; a sister, Marion Howe. Family and friends are invited call on Monday, August 13, 2018 from 1 PM to 2 PM at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A celebration of life memorial service will be held immediately following the visitation at 2 PM with Rev. Bryan Wright officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Child Catholic Church, 242 S Main St, Mansfield, PA 16933. Burial will be held in Arbon Cemetery. – Mansfield Gazette, 9 August 2018

 

BALDWIN, Raymond Scott - Raymond Scott Baldwin, age 81, of Westfield, PA, died on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Robert Packer. He was born on August 16, 1936 in McGill, NV, a son of Earl C. Baldwin and Margaret (McCarrell). Raymond was the husband of Lillian (Moyer) Baldwin. He was a machinist. Raymond was a US Veteran having served in the Air Force. He enjoyed spending time with his family, woodworking, working with his hands, and gardening.  Raymond is survived by his wife, Lillian; two sons, William C. Baldwin of Reading, PA, Lester (Christine) Baldwin of Reamstown, PA; two daughters, Lisa Baldwin of Westfield, PA, Ramona Mock of Manheim, PA; 6 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Louise of Utah, Luella of Idaho. Raymond was preceded in death by a son, Michael Baldwin; a daughter, Juanita Marie Baldwin; a granddaughter, Heather Baldwin; and seven brothers and sisters. In keeping with Raymond's wishes a private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory,Inc., 657 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA  - Mansfield Gazette, 23 November 2017

 

BALINT, Barbara - Barbara Krumbholz, 96, of Wellsboro died on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at the Laurels Personal Care Home. She was the wife of Ferdinand Krumbholz, who preceded her in death. Barbara was born Oct. 15,1920, in Hudson, N.Y., the daughter of the late George and Suzanne (Gabris) Balint. Barbara was the last surviving of 11 children. Barbara was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church; she was very active in her church. In addition, Barbara belonged to the Wellsboro Lions Club. She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed doing needlework. Barbara was an avid crossword enthusiast and solitaire player. She was an accomplished cook and enjoyed spending time with her family. Surviving are her son, Paul Krumbholz (Jean LaPlatte) of Morristown, N.J.; daughters, Linda McNeill (Glenn) of Wellsboro, Leslie Krumbholz of Taos, N.M.; two grandchildren, Jeffrey Strodt (Krista) of Milford, N.J. Anne Medina-Johnson (JJ) of Denver, Colo.; three great-grandchildren, Reese and Derek Strodt, Cecelia Medina-Johnson; many nieces and nephews.Memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Local arrangements are entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., Wellsboro. - Mansfield Gazette, 10 August 2017

 

BANTA, Ruth - Ruth B. Cooper, age 94, of Millerton, PA, died Thursday, August 24, 2017 at her home. She was born August 15, 1923 in Centerville, Iowa, a daughter of Vernon and Ruby (White) Banta. Ruth was married to Quentin Cooper who died in 1983. She worked for McKesson Chemical Manufacturing as a data processor before she retired. She was an avid bowler; was a member of the knitting guild; enjoyed spinning and weaving. Ruth is survived by 2 sons, James (Laurie) Cooper of Gardiner, NY, Scott Cooper of Millerton, PA; a daughter, Christine Casey of West Palm Beach, FL; 2 grandchildren, Steven Hoek and Amy Kubik; 7 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, Robert Banta, and a sister, Gretchen Taylor. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Mansfield Ambulance Association, 381 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933. - Mansfield Gazette, 31 August 2017

 

BARATS, Michele A. - Michele A. Barats, 57, of Canton, PA, died at home while surrounded by family on Saturday, June 9, 2018, following a reoccurrence of cancer. Michele, “Shell” to family and friends, was born September 2, 1960 in Langhorne, PA. A member of Canton High School’s 1978 graduating class, she then received a Medical Assistant Associates degree from Elmira Business Institute.  Michele was a “jack of all trades” person.  Her working career included several medical positions, a Highway Escort Flagger traveling all over the east coast and a U.S. Mail Carrier in Canton Borough.  Most recently, Shell traveled to people’s homes for insurance exams as a Para Medical Examiner.  Michele was also an avid outdoorsman, she loved the beach and was a farmer at heart.  Also an accomplished gardener, landscaper and stone mason, she always had a “green thumb” and helped established the former LeMoore View Greenhouse in East Canton. Michelle will be lovingly remembered for her cheerful nature.  She possessed a hard-working, positive attitude in life, even through several adversities.  Protective of her loved ones, Shell cherished the many times shared with her grandchildren and adventures with Scott. Surviving is Scott Moore, her companion of over 20 years; three children, Lacy Morgan, Tiffany Ostrander (Tony) and Wesley Moore (Chrissy) all of Canton; seven grandchildren, Kylia Taft, Hunter Ostrander, Marissa Ostrander, Yelena Morgan, Kate Ostrander, Owen Moore and Avery Moore; four siblings, Steve Barats (Bonnie) of Canton, Wynk Payne (Don) of Bellevue, NE, Miriam Paskman of Maple Shade, NJ and Walter Woods of Canton,  too many special nieces, nephews, cousins to list, her beloved pets, Otis and Puff. Michele was predeceased by a son, Karl W. Morgan, Jr., "Buddy"; her father and special grandmother, Stephen C. Barats and Julia Dawicki. Calling hours are 11 – 1 P.M. Wednesday, June 13, at Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton.  A memorial service will follow at 1 P.M.  Burial will be private at a later date. Her family will provide flowers. – Williamsport Sun-Gazette, 11 June 2018

 

BARTLETT, Robert Leon - Robert Leon Bartlett, 82, of Mansfield, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. He was born Feb. 16, 1935, in Wellsboro, the son of Louis and Helen Yaudes Bartlett. Bob was the owner and operator of Bartlett Trucking Co. since 1953. He was a lessor to B&D Transfer for 50 years and drove over five million miles without a reportable accident. He also owned West's Restaurant and Motel, and was a car and truck salesman for Ralph's Ford of Mansfield. Bob was a sergeant in the United States Army serving from 1957-1959. He was a life member and past president of the Mansfield Hose Co., a charter member, life member, and past president of the Mansfield Ambulance Association, a 65-year member, past commander, and treasurer of the American Legion, and a life member and past commander of the Canoe Camp VFW. Bob served many years on the Municipal Water Authority, and was a life member of the Mansfield Lion's Club, where he was a Melvin Jones Fellow. He was a 50-year member of Friendship Lodge #247 F&AM, Williamsport Consistory, and the Irem Temple Shrine of Dallas, Pa. Bob was a life member of the Arnot Sportsman's Club,Hillside Rod & Gun Club, and the Wheel In n Club where he also served on the board of directors. He was a past president of the Charleston Alumni Association and served as president of the Welsh Settlement Cemetery Board of Directors. Bob is survived by his loving and caring wife, the former Madeline (Maddy) Phillips; his children, Martin (Sarah) Bartlett, Marcia Bartlett, Douglas (Kristin) Broughton, Diane (James) West; his grandchildren, Angela (Mike) Wenrick, Chad (Jenny) West, Kristin Broughton, Brandon (Lori) West, Katie (Jared) Broughton, Zachary (ChaeAnn) Bartlett, MegAnn Bartlett, Becca Bartlett; his great-grandchildren, Legacy, Lucas, Chloe, Clayton, Bryson, Mason, Olivia, Emmitt, and Conner; two brothers, O. Richard Bartlett, Henry (Betty Lou) Bartlett; Bernice Superko, his first wife and the mother of his children; sisters-in-law, Jo Ann (Amos) Osborn, Nina McCarthy; aunts, Nancy Yaudes, Neva Bartlett; his nieces, Kim (Cris) Fessler, Robin (Duane) Koser, Lori (Scott) Fessler, Sherri Bower, Holly (Danny) Lamonski; and many cousins. Bob was predeceased by his son, David Broughton and his brother, Howard Bartlett. Bob's favorite thing to do was travel. He had driven in every state, in addition to all of the Canadian Provinces. A great time was had vacationing in Mexico, the Canary Islands, Asia, Africa, and the Arctic, in addition to North and South America. Bob especially enjoyed traveling back to Germany 20 years after he had served there in the military. He visited his German co-bus driver, who invited the whole village to visit, and celebrate with wine, cheese and coffee. Bob is well loved no matter where he goes. He made friends for life and truly will be missed. Friends are invited to a viewing to be held at the Mansfield Fire Hall on Saturday, Sept. 30, 1 to 5 p.m. Mansfield Hose Co. and Friendship Lodge #247 F&AM will conduct services there at 5 p.m., followed by a funeral service with his friend, the Rev. Darwin (Tink) Cranmer officiating. Tioga County Honor Guard will conduct military honors. Private burial will be held at Welsh Settlement Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Bob's memory may be made to the Mansfield Area Food Pantry, c/o Barbara McConnell 140 Wakefield Terrace Mansfield, Pa. 16933 or the Mansfield Ambulance Association, 381 S. Main St. Mansfield, Pa. 16933.   A service of Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service,130 S. Main St., Mansfield. - Mansfield Gazette, 28 September 2017

 

BATCHER, Mary R. - Mary R. Gee, 75, of Wellsboro, died on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. She was the wife of Gordon Fredrick Gee, whom she married on Nov. 25, 1965. They had just celebrated 52 years of marriage. Mary was born June 30, 1942 in Honesdale, the daughter of the late Harold and Lila (Daley) Batcher. Mary was a teacher that taught for over 40 years.  In addition to her husband Gordon, Mary is survived by her sons, William Batcher Gee (Mary Kay), of Wellsboro, and Scott A. Gee (Kelly), of Blossburg; daughter, Amy J. Kull (Michael) of Pottsville; grandchildren, Kamren James Gee and Daina Dawes; adopted grandchildren, Melissa Warden (John) and children, Aaden, McKenzie and Levi. Mary's Life Celebration will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, from 2-3 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro, service to follow at 3 p.m., with the Rev. Don Miller officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Animal Care Sanctuary, 353 Sanctuary Hill Lane, Smithfield, PA 18831. Local arrangements are entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home. - Mansfield Gazette, 7 December 2017

 

BEITLER, Harvey J. - Harvey J. Beitler, Jr. 82, of Wellsboro, died on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. He was born on May 18, 1935, in Phoenixville, a son of the late Harvey J. Sr. and Gertrude (Hicks) Beitler. Harvey was the husband of Barbara Ann (Merrick) Beitler and was the former owner of the Stony Fork Campgrounds, Wellsboro,. He was a coach for PMYC Football, Phoenixville, KYAL Baseball, Kimberton, and the Phoenixville American Legion Baseball. Harvey was a long-time member and Lieutenant in the Kimberton Fire Co. and served on the fair committee for many years. He was formerly employed by C. Raymond Davis, George K. Heebner, Irwin & Leighton and D'Lauria Construction all of the Phoenixville area and enjoyed tending bar at the Stables. He is survived by his wife, Barb; three sons and daughters-in-law, Harvey III and Candice Beitler of Coatesville, Thomas Beitler and Maggie O'Brien of Brownsville, Ronald Beitler and Millie Reyes of Lansdale; daughter, Diane Beitler-Kelemen of Douglasville; step-children, Steven and Amber Worden, Chad and Cheryl Worden, Renee and Matt Carson, all of Wellsboro; brother and sister-in-law, David and Barbara Beitler of Royersford; sister, Barbara Ann Pizii of Pottstown; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Friends may call on Sunday, Sept. 10, from 2 to 3 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. www.carletonfh.com A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m., at the funeral home with the Rev. Darwin "Tink" Cranmer officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to The Gridders Club, Attn: Wendy Smith, 225 Nichols St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. - Mansfield Gazette, 14 September 2017

 

BENNETT, Elayna Lois - Elayna Lois Bennett was born sleeping with the angels on March 24, 2018 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She was the daughter of Jacob W.H. Bennett and Kelsea (Todd) Chapman. Elayna is survived by her parents; a sister, Izabella Chapman; a maternal grandmother, Nicole Quintal of MA; paternal grandparents, William and Susan Bennett of Wellsboro, PA. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. – Mansfield Gazette, 29 March 2018

 

BIANCHI, Johnie, Sr. - Johnie Bianchi, Sr., 78, of Bergen, N.Y. died on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia, N.Y.  Johnie was born Nov. 20, 1939 in Cumberland, Kentucky, a son of the late Louis and Rubye Elizabeth (Brogan) Bianchi.  Johnie will be remembered as a very spiritual man who was family oriented. He enjoyed the thrill of a deal, hunting and fishing and introducing people to the outdoor world he loved. Johnie worked production at General Motors in Rochester, N.Y. and was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons.  Survivors include his children, Johnie Bianchi, Jr. of Bergen, N.Y, Clyde (Kelly) Bianchi of Bergen, NY, Bianca Bianchi of Bloomfield, N.Y. and Deann (Tony) Distaffen of Rochester, NY; one brother, Louis (Linda) Bianchi of Greece, NY; a sister-in-law, Madeline Bianchi of Greece, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and four nieces and nephews.  Johnie is the husband of the late Joann Bianchi and brother of the late Lonnie Bianchi.  All services will be private. Memorials may be made to United Memorial Medical Center, attn.: Respite Care, 127 North Street, Batavia, NY 14020.   Arrangements for Johnie were completed by the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen, NY, phone 585-494-1210. – Mansfield Gazette, 16 August 2018

 

BICKEL, Richard Lee - Richard Lee Bickel, 82, of Middlebury Center, died on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, at The Green Home, in Wellsboro. He was the husband of Shirley L. Wagner, whom he married on Aug. 20, 1960. Richard was born Nov. 28, 1934, in Garrett, IND., the son of the late Basil Allen and Vera (Hill) Bickel. Richard was a United States Army veteran, having served during the Korean War. He was a member of Dexter Baptist Church. He served as a deacon in churches both in Colorado and Pennsylvania and he was always willing to help whenever there was a need. He enjoyed sharing his faith, went on two mission trips to Honduras and Granada, in order to share the love of Jesus and His gift of eternal life. During his lifetime, he was employed by IBM as a Mfg. Engineer; in addition, he was self-employed by D&S Woodshop, doing custom woodwork, which he greatly enjoyed.  Surviving in addition to his wife, Shirley of Middlebury Center, are his son, Kevin Bickel (Gina) of Hungry Horse, Mont.; daughter, Penny VanArsdale (Brian) of Orange, Texas; four grandchildren, Jessica Kiddy, Zachary Bickel, Adam VanArsdale, Megan Smith; and five great-grandchildren.  Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made in Richard's name to the Next Generation West Ministries, P.O. Box 190835, Hungry Horse, Mont. 59919 or NGWM.org To share your fondest memories and sign Richard's guestbook, visit www.tusseymosher.com. Local arrangements are entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. – Mansfield Gazette, 7 September 2017   

 

BISHOP, Beverly A. - Beverly A. Landis, age 67, of Middlebury Center, PA, died on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at her home. She was born on June 7, 1951 in Sellersville, PA, a daughter of Francis and Virginia (Beer) Bishop. Beverly was the wife of Larry H. Landis. Prior to her retirement she worked at Soldiers and Sailors in Medical Records. Beverly enjoyed gardening. She is survived by her husband, Larry; a son and daughter-in-law, Bradley and Kim Landis of Middlebury Ctr., PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Jason Stefanowicz of Middlebury Ctr., PA; three grandchildren, Shannon McElroy, Michael Stefanowicz, Daniel Knowlton; a brother, Dale Bishop of Sellersville, PA. In honoring Beverly's wishes there will be no services. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. -  Mansfield Gazette, 2 August 2018

 

BIXBY, Jeansylvia - Jeansylvia (Bixby) Wiegand Anderson, age 80, of Blossburg, PA, died Friday, March 16, 2018 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She was born on December 1, 1937 in St. Cloud, MN, a daughter of Paul W. and Ruth J. (Lowry) Bixby. Jeansylvia graduated from State College High School, PA in 1955 and lived in many US states and lived and studied in the Philippines from 1955-1956. Jeansylvia graduated from Penn State University in 1960. She married Robert W. Wiegand and later in life, married John Anderson. With a quick wit and engaging smile, she charmed all she met. She was an avid reader, prolific journal writer and a nature lover. If you want to honor her memory, love a neighbor, help a friend and pass it on. Habitat for Humanity was a favorite charity. She is survived by her daughter, Cindy Graves of Hemet, CA; a son, Scott Weigand of Hemet CA; a brother, Mark P. (Angela) Bixby of Wellsboro, PA, and a sister, Mary B. Kisner (Bert) of Boalsburg, PA; 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. In honor of Jeansylvia's wishes there will be no local services. A memorial service will be held in California at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Mansfield Gazette, 22 March 2018

 

BLACKWELL, Enoch - Enoch "Nick" Blackwell Jr. died from congestive heart failure on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at Bayfront Health Regional Hospital in Venice Fla., surrounded by his family. Nick was born on May 20, 1925, in Utica N.Y., and was raised with his five brothers in Blackwell. Before attending high school in Wellsboro he was taught at the small school house in Blackwell. Prior to his honorable discharge from the Navy on March 15 1946, Nick served as a Gunner's Mate in World War II and the battle of Normandy. After marrying Stella C. Maugeri on April 5 1947, in Utica N.Y., he settled in Corning N.Y. There he worked as a brakeman and conductor for the Penn Central and Conrail railroads while serving as treasurer for the United Transportation Union. Nick built a summer home near his family at Blackwell where he was thought to be one of the best fly fishermen in the valley. He enjoyed golfing at Indian Hills golf course in Irwin N.Y. After retiring in 1985 he spent most winters in Venice Fla. where he continued to defeat his fellow golfers. Most of all Nick was happiest in his beloved Pine Creek valley fishing, golfing, playing cards with family and socializing with fellow retirees. Nick will be missed by his surviving brothers, Donald (Martha), Burdette (Wilma), Lane Blackwell; children, Linda Lee (John) Peelle, Enoch Blackwel III, Wayne (Jane) Blackwell, Lisa (Kevin) Beausoleil; his second wife, Inez Joan Blackwell; step children, Keith Sims, Paul Sims, Judy Reynolds, Steve Sims. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, 12 step-grandchildren and 15 step-great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his first wife, Stella Maugeri Blackwell; mother, Gladys Blackwell Mattison; father, Enoch Blackwell Sr.; step-father, Kenneth Mattison; brothers, Theryl and Jesse Blackwell; and half-sisters, June Smith and Joan Flick. Services will be held at the community church in Blackwell at 1 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 2, and followed by light refreshments. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one of the following American Lung Association, American Heart Association or American Cancer Society - Mansfield Gazette, 31 August 2017

BLACKWELL, James William - James (Jim) William Blackwell, 68, of Ocklawaha, Fla., formerly of Wellsboro, died peacefully at home Jan. 8, 2018, surrounded by his loved ones. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in Vietnam. He is survived by a son, Jason Blackwell. - Mansfield Gazette, 18 January 2018

 

BLACKWELL, Marilyn E. - Marilyn E. (Blackwell) Robertson, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed peacefully on March 6, 2018. Born in Stoneham, Mass., she resided in Stow, Mass., Groton, Mass., and Pepperell, Mass. Marilyn graduated Chamberlain College with a degree in Interior Design. She pursued an interest in watercolor painting, studying with renowned watercolorists and producing an impressive body of her own work. She was an active Garden Club member in Stow and Groton, Mass. She is survived by her devoted husband of 65 years, Donald. E. Robertson, originally from Morris; her daughter, Cheryl D. Robertson and her partner, Gayle S. Picard, of Pepperell; her son, Bradford P. Robertson and his wife, Abby Phinney Robertson of Pepperell; a brother, Vern Blackwell, of New Hampshire; granddaughter Charlotte Vieira; grandsons Nicolas Robertson, Lucas Vieira, Benjamin Robertson; great-grandson McCoy Robertson; and many loving nieces and nephews. A service for family and friends will be held at McGaffigan Funeral Home, 37 Main Street, Rte. 113, Pepperell, Mass., on Friday, March 23, from 2-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marilyn's memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452. – Mansfield Gazette, 22 March 2018

 

BLAIR, Anthony Vaganos - Anthony “Tony” Vaganos Blair, 37, of Wellsboro, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.  He was born March 4, 1981, in Wellsboro the son of Robert J. Blair and Tana V. (Root) Deery. Anthony was a graduate of Wellsboro High School, Class of 1999 and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, with an Associate degree in Graphic Design. He was instrumental in organizing the first computer generated art exhibit at the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center, in Wellsboro. Anthony had a very kind and outgoing personality, he loved interacting with children and animals. He will be remembered for his contagious smile and twinkle in his eye, regardless of his mood. Survived by his father, Robert J. Blair and his mother and step-father, Tana and Phillip Deery, all of Wellsboro, PA; his sister, SanBee K. Coolidge (Nathan) of Philadelphia, PA; aunts, Glenna Blair, Lisa Dodge (Gary), Kathy Mignano (Joe); uncle, Leon Root (Diana). Anthony was preceded in death by his brother, Kaleb Robert Blair in 1993; grandfather, Glenn A. Blair; grandmother, Vera (Blair) Ferguson; grandparents, Kathryn and Leon Root. Anthony’s memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at 11:00 AM, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Pearl St., Wellsboro, PA with Rev. Canon Gregory P. Hinton officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Wellsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Wellsboro High School, Kaleb Robert Blair Memorial Scholarship Fund, 227 Nichols St., Wellsboro, PA 16901. Local arrangements are entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA 16901. – Mansfield Gazette, 15 March 2018

 

BLAIS, Wilfred Arthur - Wilfred Arthur Blais died at his home on Shady Lane in Rutland Township, PA, on June 8, 2018, with Ellen, his wife of almost 50 years, beside him. He was born in Providence, RI, on October 27, 1928 to Arthur J. and Lucy E. Blais. He attended St. Theresa's Grammar School and LaSalle Academy in Providence. In 1946 before completing his last year at LaSalle, with his parents' permission, Wil joined the U.S. Army and served in Japan for two years. He was honorably discharged in May of 1948 and after completing his GED, received his high school degree from LaSalle in June of 1948. Courtesy of the GI Bill, Wil continued his education at Boston University for two years and then finished his BA at Brown University, graduating in English with honors. After working briefly for a photograph-providing business in New York City, he continued his work in English at the University of Connecticut, earning an MA in 1956. He began his teaching career at Pembroke, a small Native American college in Lumberton, NC, and continued it at the University of Georgia's English Department in Athens, GA, from 1957 to 1964. While there, he developed his life-long interest in art, becoming an MFA candidate and taking many courses in painting, drawing and photography. In 1961, Wil married Nancy Barrett, and their daughter Robin was born in Athens. In 1964, Wil accepted a position in the English Department at then Mansfield State College in Mansfield, PA, and in 1965, his son Matthew was born. In 1968, after a year of doctoral work in American Literature at the University of Pittsburgh, Wil's marriage to Nancy ended in divorce, and he met his future wife, Ellen Williams, who had accepted a position at Mansfield in the fall of 1968. In 1969, Wil and Ellen had a son, Andrew, and in 1973, his family moved into a house Wil designed and had built in the country between Mansfield and Roseville. He lived there for the remainder of his life. Although a city boy, Wil learned to hunt and thoroughly enjoyed living close to the woods, where he created a series of walking paths, made ponds, and built a "teahouse" beside one of them where friends came for skating parties in the winter and summer parties as well. He enjoyed all his years here, including his final spring, and never lost his sense of the beauty of this part of rural Pennsylvania. During retirement, Wil learned to play golf, and for many years he worked at "perfecting the golf swing" on the greens and in the roughs of Corey Creek Golf Club. Later, he and Ellen bought a house in St Augustine, FL, where they wintered from 1992 until 2012. There they enjoyed walking on the beach, playing duplicate bridge, and enjoying the restaurants and "attractions" of that town. They made new friends there whom they missed when they returned full time to Pennsylvania. Here Wil continued to enjoy playing duplicate bridge with Ellen. And he continued writing poetry and painting and drawing as he had during his working life. Wil's younger brother Richard A. Blais died in 2016. Wil is survived by his wife Ellen (Williams); his daughter Robin Elizabeth Blais of Enumclaw, WA; his son Matthew Arthur (Lucretia Hatfield) of Portland, OR; his son Andrew Richard (Elana Borst) of West Orange, NJ; his grandson, Benjamin Hevner Blais of South Orange, NJ and his granddaughters, Violet Leah and Lucy Eden Blais, of West Orange, NJ; sisters-in-law Ruth Blais, of San Diego, Beth Williams (Kate Hyde), of Lindley, NY; and brothers-in-law Timothy Williams of Denver and John Williams (Jo-Anne Rankin) of Vernon, CT; nephew-in-law Todd Rankin Williams of Seattle; and nieces-in-law Claire Rankin Williams of Seattle, Helen Craig-Williams of Denver, Adrienne Craig-Williams (Chip Masters) of New York City, and O'rya Hyde-Keller (Tom Humphries) of Pawtucket, RI; cousins Sandra (Angelo) Marsella of Johnston, RI and Lee (Mary Lee) Chalifour of Port Charlotte, FL. Wil was a quiet man, but in the silence of his absence, he will always be loved and remembered by his family and friends. Wil's family would like to thank Dr. George Dy of Laurel Health Mansfield and Drs. Louis Dubois and Venugopal Thirumurti of the Guthrie Clinic for their care and concern for him in his final years. We also thank the Mansfield Ambulance team and Jacquelyn Buckheit of Buckheit's Funeral Chapel for their care and compassion the night of Wil's death. There will be a Memorial Service for Wil at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, on Thursday June 14, from 1PM to 3PM. Memorial donations may be given in Wil's name to the English Department at Mansfield University, 31 S. Academy St., Mansfield, PA. 16933. Checks should be made payable to Mansfield University. Please write "English Scholarships" in the memo section to guarantee proper accounting. – Mansfield Gazette, 14 June 2018

 

BLAKE, Robert Joseph - Robert Joseph Blake, 67, of Rochester, N.Y., died March 19, 2018.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Sarah. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Donna; daughter, Sarah; son-in-law, David Young; grandchildren, Kate and Jessica; sisters, Charlene Giambrone and Sandy Ranelli; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Friends may call April 7, 11 a.m. to noon, at Church of the New Covenant at 310 Extension St., Mansfield. A service to celebrate his life follows at noon. A luncheon will follow.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Church of the New Covenant, 310 Extension St., Mansfield, PA 16933. – Mansfield Gazette, 29 March 2018

 

BLANCHARD, Rick M. - Rick M. Blanchard, age 63 of Addison died on Monday, June 18, 2018 at the Steuben Center in Bath, NY. Born January 25, 1955, he was the son of the late Perry and Margaret (Boom) Blanchard. Rick enjoyed the outdoors and his dog Sadie. He is survived by his daughter, Brittany Blanchard of Sevierville, TN; granddaughter, Lyric; brother, Arthur (Dorothy) Blanchard of Addison; sister, Bonnie (Dale) Stilts of Hernando, FL; special cousin, Wanda Erb and friends, Jody and Roger Spencer, Brian Shay and Mary Miraglia. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home. – Mansfield Gazette, 21 June 2018

 

BLEW, Cheryl A. - Cheryl A. (Blew) Sklodowski, 64, of Gaines, PA, died unexpectedly on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center with her husband by her side. She married Anthony “Tony” Sklodowski on October 5, 1972, they shared 45 years of marriage together. Cheryl was born on April 11, 1953 in Sellersville, PA, the daughter of James and Nancy (Rosenberger) Blew of Telford, PA. Cheryl was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Telford, PA. She worked as secretary for Modern Concrete in Ottsville, PA, until retiring in 2012. One of her favorite hobbies was knitting and sewing, and she donated numerous handmade items to the local Head Start and Hospital in Wellsboro. Cheryl will be remembered for her kind, gentle, and loving nature. She also loved spending time with her family and friends. In addition to her parents, Cheryl is survived by, her loving husband, Anthony “Tony” Sklodowski of Gaines, PA; a brother, James Blew of Telford, PA; a special aunt, Sandy Bauder; a close nephew, J.D. Blew; many close friends that were like family out of Bucks County. Services will be private and at the convenience of Cheryl’s family. Local arrangements have been entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. – Mansfield Gazette, 20 July 2017

 

BOGACZYK, Steve A. - Steve A. Bogaczyk, age 62, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Williamsport Hospital in Williamsport, PA. He was born on September 26, 1954 in Blossburg, PA, a son of Joseph E. and Margaret (Knowlton) Bogaczyk. He worked as a logger at Dake's Logging in Arnot, PA. Steve enjoyed watching football, particularly his favorite teams: the Nittany Lions and the Philadelphia Eagles. Steve is survived by three sons, Jason Cummings of Tioga, PA, Justin Cummings of Tioga, PA and Jeremy (Miranda) Peffer of Roaring Branch, PA; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews; two brothers, Todd (Barbara) Bogaczyk of Blossburg, PA and Kenneth Bogaczyk of Blossburg, PA; four sisters, Kathleen Krause of Charlottesville, PA, Brenda Bogaczyk of Blossburg, PA, LuAnne Walker of Blossburg, PA, and Cynthia Pollock of Blossburg, PA. He was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Bogaczyk. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from Noon to 1:00 PM at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will immediately follow at 1:00 PM at the funeral chapel with Pastor Harold Burrell officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Buckheit Funeral Chapel to assist with expenses. - Mansfield Gazette, 28 September 2017

 

BOHART, Ellen Kay - Ellen Kay (Bohart) Reinhard, 56, beloved wife, mother, sister and friend, passed peacefully on Feb. 4, 2018, at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, Md. following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Ellen was born on June 14, 1961 to Dale and Patti Pequignot Bohart. She was a 1980 graduate of Liberty High School. She is survived by her loving husband, Tim Reinhard, with whom she celebrated 23 years of marriage. She will be greatly missed by her daughters, Casey (Abram) Zuchowski, Christi Crist and Heidi Reinhard; step-daughters, Lindsey (Lucas) Mooney and Lanie (Joshua) Wesneski; her grandchildren, Emilie and Wyatt Zuchowski; step-grandchildren, Makenzi Reinhard, Sophia Wesneski and G'iah Gadson; sisters, Kathy English (Jacob Falk), Karen Huffman (Duane); brother, Douglas Bohart (Joan Abplanalp); brother-in-law, Martin (Beatrice) Reinhard; sister-in law, Kathy (Raymond) Ingalls. She loved her companions Binx, Pearly, Poe, and Tiggs and was known to care for many strays that needed a good home. Ellen was employed by the Hillside Senior Living facility where she developed caring relationships with many of the residents. She was a kind, generous and giving person who always had a listening ear and a lending hand. As a gifted decorator and flower gardener she made houses into homes. She enjoyed many evenings with a glass of wine on her porch or on her Harley riding with her husband. In keeping with Ellen's wishes a private celebration of her life will be held with family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Pancreatic Cancer Research Center at NFPTR, Johns Hopkins Hospital, CRBII, Room 341, 1550 Orleans Street, Baltimore, MD 21231 would be appreciated. Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., Wellsboro is entrusted with the arrangements. - Mansfield Gazette, 8 February 2018

 

BOLT, Jacob Taylor - Sunday August 13, 2017, Jacob Taylor Bolt... our beloved son, brother, nephew, uncle and grandson died at the Robert Packer Hospital. Jake came in to this world on March 14, 1996 in the Corning Hospital. Jacob was a very special child. He was always full of excitement, wonder, curiosity and love. He grew into the most amazing man filled with generosity and kindness. Loved by many and known by more than he could have ever dreamed he would be when he was small, Jake returned the love people gave to him. Jacob loved being in the outdoors. He loved to hunt, fish, swim, go for hikes and ride four wheelers. Jacob was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Frederick and Elizabeth Hoppe Jones; paternal grandparents, Richard and Beverly Cashman Bolt. He leaves behind many broken hearts starting with his parents Robert and Rosemary Jones Bolt, and siblings Alan 'Duane' Shelman, Seth Bolt, and Elizabeth Bolt; his aunts and uncles; (paternal) Susan and John Wales, Daniel Bolt, Teresa VanZile, Terry Mac, Kevin Davis; (maternal) Harold and Corinne Burrell, Billy Gene and Carol Hoppe, Roy Jones, Myrtle Jones, Heather Jones, and Howard and Dawn Woodruff; as well as more cousins than one young man could count... or at least it seemed that way. Special childhood friends that became family members: Shannon Horton, Shawna Mader, Brandon Metcalf, Jessa Ward, and Dustin Anderson; a nephew Landon Mader and niece Saphira Anderson. Along with grandparents on his mother's side they 'adopted'; John and Faye DiGabriele Deptuch ; step-grandmother on his father's side, Patricia Mac Bolt. Many friends are left behind with broken hearts as well. Jake loved us all and we loved him. This is a loss that will forever be felt. This tragedy leaves a hole no person or amount of time will ever fill. We love you dearly Jake. Fly high. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, August 20, 2017 from 5PM to 7PM at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A service will immediately follow at 7PM with Pastor Harold Burrell officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel to assist with expenses. - Mansfield Gazette, 17 August 2017

 

BONELLI, Anne M. - Anne M. Dobson, of Liberty, PA, died April 12, 2017 at The Gate House, Williamsport, PA. She was born February 19, 1946 in Allentown, NJ, a daughter of Joseph and Filomenia "Fannie" (DeLucia) Bonelli. Anne was the wife of William "Bill" Dobson who survives. She was a personal care aide at Laurel Personal Care until her retirement. Anne was a member of Harvest Family Fellowship, enjoyed sewing, crafts, Italian cooking, and making American doll clothes which she sold on the internet. Anne is survived by 2 daughters, Janice Adamovic of State College, PA, Teri (Brad) Wilson of Wellsboro, PA; a son, Joel (Tirsa) Dobson of Liberty, PA; 3 step-daughters, Donna and Patricia Dobson, and Sharon Beale all of NJ; a step-son, Billy (Kathy) Dobson of Liberty, PA; a brother, Joe "Sonny" Bonelli of Liberty, PA; many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Anne was predeceased by 2 grandsons, Dustin Dobson and Jason Dobson; sisters, Rosemarie, Josephine "Josie", Madelyn "Madge", Theresa, and a brother, Anthony. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. at the Harvest Family Fellowship, Liberty, PA. A memorial service will follow at 6:00 P.M. with Pastor Harry Colegrove officiating. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. – Mansfield Gazette, 19 April 2017

 

BOYER, Edith A. - Edith A. Stafford, 93, of Reinholds and formerly Tioga County, died Saturday, March 31, 2018 at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital.  Born Dec. 25, 1924 in Wernersville, she was a daughter of the late Riley and Eva E. (Hartman) Boyer. Edie married Earl H. Koch in 1945 and moved to Denver. They raised five children; Donna L., wife of John Klopp, Reading, Lorraine C. Anderson, Delaware, Barron C. Koch, husband of Sandy, Reinholds, Jon W. Koch, husband of Marcy, Adamstown, and Kandy K., wife of Lee Johnson, Minn.  After Earl's passing, Edie married Henry Stafford in 1970. Henry brought three daughters to the marriage, Kathi, wife of Daryl Shaak, Reinholds, Judi, wife of Ray Weidman, Va., and the late Karin Caldwell.  Edie worked many years at Cinderella Knitting Mills, Denver. After retiring, she moved to Tioga County where she loved sitting on her screen porch enjoying all the wildlife, reading, puzzles and card games. Her passion, deer hunting, gave her great joy. She loved to travel and completed her goal of stepping foot in each of the 50 states.  She will always be known as a spunky red head who never aged past 39! And someone everyone loved.  Edie is preceded in death by her mother, father, husband Earl H. Koch, second husband, Henry Stafford, 10 siblings, son in law, Mike Anderson, and step daughter Karin Caldwell.  Edie is survived by her children, 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and a sister Lydia E. Haag, Wyomissing.  Services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 7, at Lamm & Witman Funeral Home, 243 W. Penn Ave., Wernersville. A visitation will be held from 9-10 a.m., Saturday, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hain's Church Cemetery, Wernersville. The family wishes to thank the compassionate medical team at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital and Hospice and Community Care, for the care given to our mother. Those wishing can make contributions in Edie's memory to Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17601, or to a charity of your choice. -  Mansfield Gazette, 5 April 2018

 

BRADSHAW, John H. - John H. Bradshaw, age 67, of Tioga, PA, died Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. He was born June 8, 1950 in Elmira, NY, a son of Leon James and June (Bentley) Bradshaw. John was the husband of Janice (Meyer) Bradshaw. He worked for G.F.S. until he retired, and was a hotshot driver, yardman, janitor for Williamson Jr. Sr. High School, and over the road truck driver. John owned the Bradshaw pit in Tioga. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Elkland, PA; Tioga American Legion, serving as their commander two terms, Mansfield V.F.W., F&AM Lodge #373 in Tioga. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. John was an Army veteran having served during the Vietnam War.  John is survived by his wife, Janice; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, William "Billy" and Alaina Bradshaw of Tioga, PA, Leon II and Holly Bradshaw of Tioga, PA; a step-son, Richard (Autumn) Fenstermacher of Sabinsville, PA; 4 brothers and sisters-in-law, Fred Bradshaw of Westfield, PA, George (Kimberly) Donald of OH, Bill (Lori) Donald of Mansfield, PA, Michael (Teri) Donald of Mansfield; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Elsie (Larry) Axtell of Addison, NY, Roberta (Jeff) Grant of Elmira, NY; 7 grandchildren, Tasha, Savannah, Santana, Hunter, Bradyn, Parker and Willow; 4 great grandchildren, Candon, Averie, Brysen and Skylar. John was predeceased by 3 brothers, James Bradshaw, Donald Donald and Andy Donald; an infant step-son, Donald Porter.  Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow at 7:00 P.M. at the funeral chapel with Pastor Tom Howe officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Herbert Lee Webster American Legion Post # 235, 18536 Route 287, Tioga, PA 16946, or to the Mansfield V.F.W, 1208 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933. -  Mansfield Gazette, 12 April 2018

 

 

BRADSHAW, William Case - William Case Bradshaw died on September 6, 2017 at Wellsboro Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, surrounded by loved ones.  Bill earned a B. S. in Education from the then Mansfield State Teacher’s College and Dartmouth College, and subsequently a Masters of Education Degree from Mansfield University.  He served four years in the U. S. Navy as an officer candidate in Flight Training and Aviation Ordnance. Bill spent his early career in the construction industry, and in a 20-year period designed, planned and built numerous facilities in Mansfield and the surrounding area.  He worked for 25 years as a faculty member and administrator at the Penn College of Technology (formerly Williamsport Area Community College), where he designed several innovative educational programs. Bill was the Mansfield Chamber’s Max Colegrove Citizen of the Year in 2007 for his service to his community, including the Mansfield Lions Club, the Mansfield Hose Company & Ambulance Association, Mansfield Borough Council and Planning Commission, the Red Cross, United Way, the Parent Teachers Association and other civic organizations. Bill was a member of the Lions Club for 69 years, and was awarded the 2016-2017 Pennsylvania Counselor's Distinguished Award for Community Leadership and Service.  As a member of the Lions Club, Bill was co-chair of the Eyeglass Committee and initiated numerous fundraising efforts for a variety of community projects.  He was a Lions Club board member for 20 years, zone chairman for four years and served two years as Deputy Governor of District 14-G.  Bill served as president of the Cooperative Education Association of Pennsylvania, and was a Vice-president of the Pennsylvania Vocational Cooperative Education Association.  He was a life member of the Mansfield Hose Company and a charter member of the Mansfield Ambulance Association.  Bill chaired the 4th of July Antique/Vintage Auto Show.  He served on the Vestry of St. James Episcopal Church. Bill directed the Tioga County Sports Hall of Fame and was inducted there in 2016. Bill was member of the Sports Car Club of America and the Glen Region Sports Car Club for nearly 60 years.  He held many positions in these two clubs including Assistant Regional Director, Rally Master, Chief Grid Steward, and Divisional Safety Administrator. He received divisional and national recognition over the years in the form of several awards.  The 1st William Bradshaw Award for the SCCA Pro Rally series was established in 2004. Bill enjoyed hunting and fishing in the Pine Creek area, and loved to explore the wonders of nature with friends and family. He loved telling stories, dancing, and feeding the birds. Bill was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Pauline Schanbacher Bradshaw, in 2003.  He is survived by his three children and their spouses, four grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in William Case Bradshaw’s name to the St. James Episcopal Church, 18 W. Wellsboro St., Mansfield, PA 16933; the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701; and to the Red Cross, 320 E. 3rd St., Williamsport,  PA 17701 - specifically for hurricane victims. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at St. James Episcopal Church, E. Wellsboro St., Mansfield, PA with Rev. Rowena Gibbons officiating.  Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. – Mansfield Gazette, 14 September 2017

 

BRANT, Robert - Robert "Bob" Brant, age 70, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. He was born on October 5, 1946 in Sharon, PA, a son of Samuel and Mary (Erimias) Brant. He was a US Army Veteran of the Vietnam Era. Prior to his retirement he worked as a salesman for Darrow's Motor Company. Bob owned and operated the former B & B Sporting Goods in Wellsboro, PA. He enjoyed hunting, watching sports, and spending time with his family. Bob is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert II "Robby" and Amber Brant of Mansfield, PA; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jenny and Joseph Barrett of Mansfield, PA, Laura and Jeremy Beard of Osceola, PA; seven grandchildren, Kara, Peyton, Owen, Harper, Chloe, Dallyce, and Nolan; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Sherry and John Stevens of Sharon, PA, Patty Brant of Poland, OH. He was preceded in death by his parents and a step-father, Anthony Sanata. A private celebration of life will be held at a later date at the family's convenience. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. - Mansfield Gazette, 5 October 2017

ADAMS, Benjamin Grant - Benjamin Grant Adams, age 27, of Tioga, PA, died Friday, September 29, 2017 at his home. He was born May 19, 1990 in Wellsboro, PA, a son of Kevin Hutt of VA, and Julie (Adams) Vanderpool of Wysox, PA. Benjamin was employed as a Water Transfer Manager of a gas company. He enjoyed riding dirt bikes and fishing. In addition to his parents, Benjamin is survived by his maternal grandparents, Louis and Connie Adams of Tioga, PA; a paternal grandfather, Thomas Hutt; a brother, Blake Hutt of VA; a step-sister, Skylar Cutchins; step-father, Bret Vanderpool of Wysox, PA; a step-mother, Amanda Hutt; former step-mother, Roxanne Colby; several cousins, aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by his paternal grandmother, Linda Hutt. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be private. Memorial donations may be made in Benjamin's memory to the Bradford Recovery Center, 64 School St., Millerton, PA 16936. - Mansfield Gazette, 5 October 2017

 

BOLT, Robert - Robert Bolt, age 52, of Millerton, PA, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. He was born on October 11, 1965 in Bristol, PA, a son of Richard and Beverly (Cashman) Bolt. Robert was the husband of Rosemary J. (Jones) Bolt. He enjoyed fishing, wood working, cooking, hiking, and collecting ginseng. Robert is survived by his wife, Rosemary; three sons, Seth Bolt of Millerton, PA, Alan "Duane" Bolt of Jacksonville, NC, Dustin Anderson of Covington, PA; two daughters, Elizabeth Bolt of Mansfield, PA, Shawna Mader of Mansfield, PA; three grandchildren, Saphira Rose, Landon William, Taylor Anne; three brothers, Daniel Bolt of Gillett, PA, Mark Owen of MI, Terry Mack of Troy, PA; two sisters, Susan (John) Wales of Millerton, PA, Theresa Owen of Addison, NY; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jacob Taylor Bolt on August 13, 2017; paternal grandmother, Caroline Bolt; grandfather, Charles Henkiel; a nephew, Nathan Wales.  Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 1PM to 2PM at the West Jackson Baptist Church, 1815 Alder Run Road, Millerton, PA. A memorial service will immediately follow at 2PM with Pastor Harold Burrell officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. – Mansfield Gazette, 14 June 2018

 

BRIMMER, Onalee - Onalee "Nonnie" Brimmer Boyce Rice, 92, of Galen Road, Rose, N.Y., died peacefully at Sodus Rehab & Nursing on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Family and friends may call Monday, March 26, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Farnsworth-Keysor Funeral Home, 5025 Main St., North Rose, N.Y., where a funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Shumway Hill Cemetery, Wellsboro. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Rose United Methodist Church, PO Box 100, Rose, NY 14542 or to the Salvation Army in her memory. Onalee was born Sept. 27, 1925 in Wellsboro, a daughter to the late Jesse and Mildred House Brimmer. She lived in Wellsboro most of her life, graduating from Wellsboro High School. She was noted for her crocheting skills, and was a member of HandCrafted Hugs Club. She was a self-appointed caregiver throughout her life for many family members. Predeceased by her first husband, William Boyce, sisters, Violet Burrell and Izola Lyons and brother, Willie Brimmer. She is survived by her loving husband William, Sr.; four step-children, William Rice, Jr., Barbara (Roger) Betts, Thomas Rice and Toby Rice; several step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. – Mansfield Gazette, 29 March 2018

 

BROCKWAY, Donald H. - Donald H. Brockway, age 69, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Thursday, October 5, 2017.  He was born on April 2, 1948 in Corning, NY, a son of the late Henry and Eunice (Perry) Brockway, Jr.  Don was a Vietnam Veteran serving with the US Army and was the husband of Linda A. (Williammee) Brockway.  Services will be private and are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. - Mansfield Gazette, 12 October 2017

BRODBECK, George W. - George "Bill" W. Brodbeck, age 81, of Wellsboro, previously of York, PA, died on July 24, 2018 at his home. He was born on December 4, 1936 in Hellam, PA, a son of George W. and Velma (Werner). Prior to George's retirement he worked for Cement Express and Laurel Lanes Bowling. He was a US veteran having served in the Air Force. George was an avid hunter, bowler and NASCAR enthusiast. He was a big Eagles and Phillies fan. George was a lifetime member of the NRA, VFW, 9TH Ward, American Legion, and Moose Club. He is survived by a son, George W. Brodbeck, Jr. ; five daughters, Katherine L. (Daniel) Rush, Patricia J. (Ricky) Stanford, Georjean W. Brodbeck, Mary E. (Kenneth) Keenan, Christine (Dennis) Michael; a sister, Jane (Vermont) Minnick; a sister-in-law, Juanita Brodbeck; 7 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; a caregiver and companion, Linda Brodbeck; a step-daughter, Karen E. Starkweather; a step- son, Timothy R. Rodgers; 5 step grandchildren; 10 step great grandchildren; a canine companion, Pepsi. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Wayne Brodbeck; a sister, Kathryn Ehrhart. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 1 PM at Kreutz Creek Church, 82 Old Church Lane, York, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. -  Mansfield Gazette, 2 August 2018

 

OK BRODRICK, Marjorie - Marjorie Brodrick Rex died Monday, May 1, 2017. Marjorie was born March 3, 1935, in Elmira, N.Y. to Merrill and Renabel Smith Brodrick. Following the death of her mother in January 1938, she and her brother Bob, were raised by their maternal grandparents, Lloyd and Myrna Smith. Following her grandmother's death when she was 15, she, her brother and her grandfather maintained the family home. Marjorie graduated as valedictorian of her Mansfield, High School class. In 1958, she graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College with a B.S. in Music Education (Summa Cum Laude). Further education included an M.A. Degree in 1967 from Sam Houston State University. Marjorie married Harley E. Rex in 1955 and they moved to Washington, D.C. where Harley was saxophone soloist with the United States Army Band for eight years. Their three children were born in Walter Reed Hospital and Marjorie started her professional organ playing at Falls, Church, Va. In 1962 they moved to Huntsville, Texas where Harley taught music at Sam Houston State University. Marjorie taught piano lessons, and played organ at First United Methodist Church for 20 years. She worked in real estate for 18 years. Local leadership positions held include: SHSU Women's Book Club since 1962 (president since 1970), PTA (president and district member), Huntsville Study Club (president), Huntsville Memorial Hospital Board for 30 years, Huntsville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary (president), Huntsville City Library Advisory Board (president), United Way (president), Kiwanis Club (first female member and president), Huntsville Board of Realtors (president), Huntsville City Council for 8 years, Wynne Home Board for 6 years, Habitat for Humanity Board. Marjorie is survived by her husband of 61 years, Harley E. Rex and children, son and daughter-in-law, Donald G. Rex and Ruth Munoz of Houston; son and daughter-in-law, David L. and Denise Faulkner Rex of Huntsville, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia M. and Charles Carlow of Huntsville, Texas. She also leaves behind four grandchildren, Jaclyn Ladewski, Travis, Natalie and Harley Rex III of Huntsville, Texas; one great-granddaughter, Olivia Aiden Rex of Houston, Texas; a brother, Robert M. Brodrick of Mansfield; half-brother, James R. Brodrick and wife Cheryl of Germantown, Md.; a half sister, Kathryn G. Brodrick of Mansfield; two nephews, John Brodrick and wife Sandra of Elk Ridge, Md. and Thomas Brodrick and wife Christina of Gaithersburg, Md. A memorial service will celebrate Marjorie's life at the First United Methodist Church where she served as trustee for many years. The service will be on Monday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m. Serving as honorary attendants are all SHSU Women's Book Club members along with all local Kiwanians. The family request that memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church, 1016 Sam Houston Ave., Huntsville, Texas 77320, or the Harley and Marjorie Rex Endowed Scholarship at SHSU, P.O. Box 2537, Huntsville, Texas 77341. – Mansfield Gazette, 18 May 2017

 

BROOKS, Jane - Jane (Janey) Brooks Skaehill, 79 of Russell Springs, Ky., formerly of Covington, went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 16, 2017. Janey was the youngest child of Lee and Lydia (Williams) Brooks of Blossburg. She married William M. Skaehill in 1961 and together they celebrated 47 years of marriage until his passing in 2008. Janey is survived by her son, Jon; his wife, Ann; and special grandson, William of McKinney, Texas. She is also survived by many special nieces, nephews, cousins, and daughter-in-law. She graduated from North Penn High School, Blossburg and Mansfield Teacher's College and was a teacher in the Southern Tioga School District at Liberty High School in Liberty, for 35 years until her retirement in 1993. After retirement, Janey's independent and adventurous spirit led her and Bill to Kentucky. Here they spent many years of retirement fishing on the Cumberland River. Janey will be most remembered for her strong, independent personality, the love and caring she had for her family and friends, her gift of telling a great story, and her passion for fishing, gardening, and animals. Janey was an inspiration for all who knew her. A celebration of life ceremony will be held for family and friends at a later date. - Mansfield Gazette, 13 July 2017

 

BROUGHTON, Marjorie L. - Marjorie L. Close, age 97, of Troy, formerly of Morris, PA, died on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Broad Acres. She was born on August 3, 1920 in Rushville, NY, a daughter, of Fred and Mabel (Kohler) Broughton. Marjorie was the wife of the late John C. Close, Jr., who died on March 25, 2000. She was member of the Morris United Methodist Church. Marjorie ran the school cafeteria in Gillett, PA, was a cook at the Tioga Co. Jail, and worked at Clarence Baxter's Bakery. She enjoyed gardening. Marjorie is survived by a son, Jack Close of Penn Yan, NY; a daughter, Constance Putnam of Troy, PA; eleven grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; four great great grandchild; two brothers, Donald (Sharon) Broughton of Lawrenceville, PA, Kenneth (Paula) Broughton of Gillett, WY. She was preceded in death by her husband, John; a son, George Close; a daughter, Jeanne Butler; five brothers and sisters, Jen, Vernon, Jim, Chuck, and Fred. In keeping with Marjorie's wishes there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation, 57 N Franklin St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 or Charity of one's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. - Mansfield Gazette, 18 January 2018

 

BROWN, Frank C. - Frank C. Brown, age 75, of Blossburg, PA, died on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at his home. He was born on April 3, 1942 in Prospectville, PA , a son of Joseph E. and Dorothy (Wells) Brown. Prior to his retirement Frank was employed by Lehigh Valley Dairy as a millwright. He was an avid hunter and fisherman he also enjoyed working with clocks. Frank is survived by his loving life partner, Geri Soroka of Blossburg; five daughters, Connie Mae (Mike) Hardwick of Pennsburg, PA, Brenda (Albert) Farley of Bethlehem, PA, Tammy (Charles) Grover of Barto, PA, Charlene DeHaven of Pennsburg, PA, Constance Knight of Havertown, PA; four sons, Vincent Brown of Northampton, PA, Joseph (Kathy) Brown of Port Charlotte, FL, Frank C. (Jennifer) Brown, Jr., of Nesquehoning, PA, Russell (Nicole) Brown of Mill Haven, PA; 20 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; a brother, Richard (Helen) Brown of North Wales, PA; a sister, Doris (Earl) Clark of Millerton, PA. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Joseph and Norman Brown; a sister, Dorothy Sensinger. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E 3rd St, Williamsport, PA 17701 or the Heart Association, 968 Postal Rd #110, Allentown, PA 18109. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. - Mansfield Gazette, 27 July 2017

 

BROWN, Joseph V., Jr. - Joseph V. Brown Jr. age 70 of Blossburg, PA died Thursday, January 25, 2018 at his home in Blossburg, PA. Joseph was born on March 29, 1947 in Delaware Co, PA the son of Joseph Brown Sr. and Ann (Hoffman) Brown. He was the husband of the late Andrea (Hart) Brown who died on January 23, 2015. Joseph owned and operated Joe's Automotive Repair Shop for 30 years in Delaware Co. He was a US Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.  Joseph is survived by two sons and daughters–in-law Victor Joseph (Shannon) Brown of Westfield, PA, William Hart (Theresa Wilson) Brown of Taneytown, MD, five grandchildren Elizabeth, Joey, Dominick, Amber, William, Victor and Mauirsa Brown, one great grandchild Aiden Brown and a sister Joann (Harry) Gerhard of North Carolina.  It was Joseph's request that there be no service. The Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.  - Mansfield Gazette, 1 February 2018

 

BROWN, Joseph W. - Joseph W. Brown, age 77, of Troy, PA, died on Monday, May 21, 2018 at his home. He was born on May 12, 1941 in Philadelphia, PA, a son of William and Lillian (Kilgallen) Brown. Joseph was the husband of Donna (Lee) Brown. He was employed with the City of Philadelphia as a Police Officer. Joseph was a US veteran having served in the Navy. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and was a member of the FOP Lodge #5 in Philadelphia. Joseph is survived by his wife, Donna; three daughters, Barbara (Richard) Krumins of Chalfont, PA, Joanne Upcavage of Levittown, PA, Jeannie Brown of Troy, PA; a son, Joseph (Veronica) Brown of Philadelphia, PA; twelve grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a brother, Kenneth (Alice) Brown of Philadelphia, PA; two sisters, Nancy (Steve) Martin of Norristown, PA, Diane Szombathy of  Cinnaminson, NJ. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Patricia Brown; grandson, Joseph W. Brown III. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 1PM to 2PM at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will immediately follow at 2PM with Pastor Harry Colegrove officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.- Mansfield Gazette, 31 May 2018

BROWN, Ruth Ella - Ruth Ella Sticklin, 80, of Wellsboro, entered into rest on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at her home. She was born April 12, 1938, in Wellsboro, a daughter of the late Clair and Myrtle (Vandergrift) Brown.  In 1974, she married Harold Sticklin, who preceded her in death in 1999. Ella was a 1956 graduate of Wellsboro High School. She was employed as an LPN at Broad Acres, Wellsboro. Ella was a member of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church. Surviving are one sister, Grace Stewart of Florida; one nephew, David, and his wife Theresa Stewart of Stafford, VA; one niece Patti and her husband Ron Weagle of Fla.; two grandnieces, Heather and her husband Major Mike Walsh of California, and Brittany and Jamie Gevelinger of Wisconsin; and two great-grandnieces, Abigail and Elizabeth. She is also survived by three step-children, Arnie (Sue) Sticklin of Wellsboro, Barbara Jones of Blossburg, and Marlene (Tom) Doan of Osceola, along with their children and grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, Ella was preceded in death by one step-daughter, Bonnie Parker. Funeral services will be private. Funeral arrangements are by Roupp Funeral Home, Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Rd., Mifflinburg. – Mansfield Gazette, 12 July 2018

 

BROWN, Sheila Jean - Sheila Jean Brown Crittenden, North Fort Myers, FL, age 82, went to be with her beloved Savior Jesus Christ, on April 30, 2018, who she accepted at age six. Born May 26, 1935, in the new Blossburg Hospital, Tioga County, PA, the only daughter of Hamilton W. Brown and Josephine Nash Brown. Resided in Mansfield, PA, until moving to Florida in 2004. Survived by childhood sweetheart, Richard "Dick" David Crittenden, married 64 years on March 27th. Four daughters and spouses: Joy and Gary Christian (Northumberland, PA), Drs. Elizabeth "Betsy" and Mircea Grigoriu (Ithaca, NY), Marianne and Muray Kent (Dunnellon, FL), Lois and Charles "Chuck" Rupar (Cape Coral, FL). Also, grandchildren: Trapper (Viky) Wyman; Levi, Marcus, Nicholas (Jackie) Kent; Jenny (Kevin) Shroyer, Emily (Shadoe) Daniels; Chad, Blake, Abby Rupar. Great grandchildren Octavian and Victoriana Wyman; Teagan Shroyer. Predeceased by parents and only brother, Rev. Badon Brown. Sheila graduated from Mansfield High School, Class of 1953. She was crowned Miss Mansfield that year to represent the town at the Pennsylvania Laurel Festival. She was a freelance decorator, dedicated homemaker, taught many enrichment classes for adults and was an elementary school volunteer. She founded the Green Thumb Garden Club in Mansfield. Sheila enjoyed collecting antiques, gardening, painting, sewing and writing. Bible study and prayer groups were an important part of her life. Sheila's faith sustained her through several bouts with breast cancer. Her husband and family were her delight always. Member of First Assembly of God, Fort Myers, FL. Please join us on Aug 4, 2018, to Celebrate the Life of Sheila. Visitation 10:00 am; Service 11:00 am, Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Reception following at Lambs Creek Food & Spirits at Noon. In lieu of flowers, Sheila has requested donations be given to One Way Out Ministries (onewayout.org), a non-profit dear to her heart. -  Mansfield Gazette, 10 May 2018

 

BUHLER, Bill Christian - Bill Christian Buhler, 66, of Morris Township, was peacefully called home to be with his Lord on June 14, 2018. He was born on June 15, 1951 in Texarkana, Arkansas, the son of the late Clarence F. and Lillian Mae (Smith) Buhler. He is survived by business partners, Mervin and Arlene Yazzie of St. Michaels, Arizona; sister and brother-in-law, Frieda and Tom Chapman  of Wharton, Texas;a niece and nephews; other family members in Saint Michaels, Arizona and in Morris Pennsylvania. After graduating in 1969 from Justin F. Kimball High School in Dallas, Texas, he attended college at Texas A&M. Thereafter, Bill owned numerous businesses before settling in Saint Michaels, Arizona, where he owned a parts store in Tse Bonito, New Mexico and a self-storage facility in Saint Michaels, Arizona.In 2005, he followed the Lord's calling and traveled to Three Springs Ministries in Morris to be the missionary camp cook. With care, he prepared the meals for the youth and loved engaging with the young campers as they went through the line to receive their meals. Bill also served in the American Indian Field, called Southwest Indian Ministry Center, Peoria, Arizona. Mr. Buhler was a devoted member of the Vineyard Church in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania and was always a faithful servant in helping in whatever role was needed. He enjoyed snowmobiling, biking, playing guitar, singing and ministering to people. His battle with Parkinson's Disease in the last few years of his life did not lessen his faith and he always responded with a "Better than I deserve" saying when asked how he was doing. At the time of his death, he leaves behind a longtime business and partnership - personal, professional and ministerial. He will be greatly missed by his community, but he is now in heaven free of all pain and suffering. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 10AM to 11AM at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield. A memorial service will immediately follow at 11AM with Pastor Brett Kennedy officiating. A luncheon is to follow. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to World Gospel Missions, 14202 N. 73rd Avenue Peoria, Arizona 85381. Memo: SIMC Camps. – Mansfield Gazette, 21 June 2018

 

BURCH, Brandon James - Brandon James Burch, age 24, of Elkland, PA, died at his home on Thursday, November 16, 2017. He was born April 6, 1993 in Loma Linda, CA, a son of Matthew Saunders and Robin Burch. Brandon was in the logging business. He loved music and was a very talented musician, playing the drums and guitar. He played in a band in high school; that was his life. Brandon is survived by his parents, Matthew Sanders and Robin Burch of Elkland, PA; a brother, Chris Burch of Elkland, PA; 2 sisters, Kelly (Travis Waters) Burch-Sanders of Troupsburg, NY, Kathy Jo Allen of Elkland, PA. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.  - Mansfield Gazette, 23 November 2017

 

BURROWS, John Wayne - John "Johnny" Wayne Burrows, age 37, of Blossburg, PA, died Thursday, January 11, 2018 at his home. He was born March 7, 1980 in San Francisco, CA, a son of David and Norma (Hurlbert) Burrows. Johnny enjoyed attending concerts, cooking, camping, hockey, fishing, rock 'n' roll t-shirts, tattoos, and spending time with his children. Johnny was a very loving father, son, brother, uncle and partner.  Johnny is survived by his soul mate, Andrea Butler; his mother, Norma Burrows of Blossburg, PA; a son, Jake Austin Burrows; 2 daughters, Brooke Lee and Olivia Ruth Burrows all of Blossburg, PA; a brother, Brion Hulbert of Lawrenceville, PA; a niece, Madison Hulbert of Ogdensburg, PA; his father, David Burrows of Tioga, PA. Also survived by Andrea's parents, Christina Butler and Dennis Butler, both of Wellsboro; sisters, Nicole Butler of Wellsboro, PA, Denice Butler of Bradford, PA, Megan Robinson of Wellsboro, PA; several nieces and nephews.  Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel And Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 P.M. at the funeral chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral chapel to assist with expenses. - Mansfield Gazette, 18 January 2018

 

BURROUS, Yvonne - Yvonne Burrous Keeney, age 76 of Lawrenceville died at home on Sunday, February 25, 2018. Born February 2, 1942 in Galeton, PA, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Edna (Zeaman) Burrous, Sr. She worked for the Northern Tioga School District as a home school visitor and was a security officer for many years at Williamson Schools. Yvonne was a member of the Lawrenceville Fire Department and the Lawrenceville Fireman’s Ladies Auxiliary, where she helped with numerous fundraisers. She loved quilting, crocheting, needlepoint, playing bingo, blue grass festivals and going to the casinos. Yvonne is survived by her husband, Larry H. Keeney; children, Rick and Brenda Sackrider of Lawrenceville, Ramond and Patty Sackrider of Lawrenceville, Mike and Cathy Keeney of Lawrenceville, Larry and Sheri Keeney, Jr. of Archdale, NC, Frank and Lucinda Asbury of Ripley, WV and Jay and Tracey McConnell of Harrison Valley; 18 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; sisters, Erma Dibble of Warren, PA, Dorothy and Dale Cleveland of Stoney Fork, PA and Carole and Floyd Simmons of Horseheads, NY; brothers, Carl and Doris Burrous, Jr., Otto “Bud” Burrous, and Harry and Patricia Burrous, all of Westfield and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Jay McConnell, II and sisters, Doris Schoener and Genevieve “Julia” Butler. Family will receive friends at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland on Tuesday, 6:00 - 8:00 PM and at the Lawrenceville Fire Department on Wednesday, 12:00 – 2:00 PM, where a funeral service will be held immediately following at 2:00 PM with Pastor Jason Reed officiating. Burial will be in Caton Cemetery, Caton, NY. Memorial donations may be made in Yvonne’s name to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St. New York, NY 10016. - Mansfield Gazette, 1 March 2018

 

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CADY, Cynthia - Cynthia "Cindy" Cady, 57, of Wellsboro, died on Sunday, July 9, 2017. She was born on March 24, 1960, in Elizabeth, N.J., a daughter of the late Robert E. Cady and Erika (Popp) Hinterberger. She was formerly employed by Metamora, Elkland, and attended the Wellsboro Bible Church. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Kyle and Christine Hilfiger of Butler, Patrick and Tammy Hilfiger of Buffalo, N.Y.; daughter and son-in-law, Natasha and Lawrence Hall of Erie; sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Wayne Hackett of Wellsboro; eight grandchildren and a great granddaughter, Elizabeth Martinez. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 15, at noon, at the Wellsboro Bible Church with Rev. T.J. Freeman officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. - Mansfield Gazette, 13 July 2017

 

CAMPBELL, Ronald E. - Ronald E. Campbell, age 67 of Westfield died on Friday, April 28, 2017 at his home. Born June 4, 1949 in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Hugh and Elizabeth (Hussman) Campbell. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Ron is survived by his daughter, Aubrey (Ed) Medina of Tullytown, PA; step children, Jason and Michael Miloczar of Philadelphia; grandchildren, Eddy Medina, Cameron Campbell and Christian Campbell; brother, Richard (Barbara) Campbell of Westfield; a sister, Bonnie (Keith) Evans of Tioga and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joanne; his son, Cody and a brother, Robert. Family will receive friends at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield on Tuesday, 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Funeral services and burial will take place at the James O. Bradley Funeral Home in Penndel, PA. - Mansfield Gazette, 4 May 2017

 

CARPENTER, Elsie Ruth - Elsie Ruth Carpenter Elliott, 95, died on April 15, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA. She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth R. Elliott and her parents Glenn and Margery Wakely Carpenter. Survivors include daughters Kensie Elliott, Robinson, PA and Marcia Elliott Jackson and her husband Bob, North Fayette Township, PA; her son Hal Elliott and his wife Jeanne, Phoenix, AZ; her grandchildren Jill Wenzel Jacoby and her husband Neal, Moon, PA; Melissa Jackson Gnoth and Jason Ferry, Imperial, PA; Marc Jackson and his wife Candice, Moon, PA; her great-grandchildren Adeline Jacoby, Dublin Jacoby, Kallen Jacoby, Caleb Gnoth and Caden Gnoth, Emily Jackson and Rachel Jackson. Additionally her extended family Charm Prindle Wood and her husband Mike, Littleton, CO; and Randy Prindle and his wife Pam from Kensington, MD. Elsie graduated from Elkland High School and Elmira College and attended Mansfield University in preparation for her teaching career. Elsie taught 1st grade at Clark Wood Elementary School over 20 years, starting hundreds of children on their educational journeys. She lived in Elkland for nearly 85 years and even after moving she considered Elkland her Home. Elsie’s number one priority was her family. She could always be counted on to attend music, scouting or sporting events in which her children, grand-children and great grand-children were involved. She was a member of the Elkland United Methodist Church. Family can be visited at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland on Thursday April 19 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm and Friday from 10:00 - 11:00 am. Funeral Services will be held Friday 11:00 am. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Austinburg, PA. The family suggests contributions to Allegheny Health Care Hospice and Palliative Care Program, 4818 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224 which was invaluable in helping the family though this difficult final journey with their mother. – Mansfield Gazette, 19 April 2018

 

CARTER, Gerald Thomas - Gerald Thomas Carter, 79, of Dade City, Fla. and formerly of Wellsboro, died on Thursday, July 13, 2017, in Dade City, Fla. He was the son of Samuel H. and Nellie M. Wetherbee Clark of Wellsboro. He was a retired truck driver, having driven for various trucking companies. He is survived by a daughter, Lisa Sirk; a son, Joey Carter of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters; and one brother. There will be no visitation or funeral service. Arrangements are being handled by Hodges Funeral Home, Zephryhills, Fla. - Mansfield Gazette, 20 July 2017

 

CARTER, Jerald Thomas - Gerald Thomas Carter, 79, of Dade City, Fla. and formerly of Wellsboro, died on Thursday, July 13, 2017, in Dade City, Fla. He was the son of Samuel H. and Nellie M. Wetherbee Clark of Wellsboro. He was a retired truck driver, having driven for various trucking companies. He is survived by a daughter, Lisa Sirk; a son, Joey Carter of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters; and one brother. There will be no visitation or funeral service. Arrangements are being handled by Hodges Funeral Home, Zephryhills, Fla. - Mansfield Gazette, 27 July 2017

 

CARTER, Randy - Randy Carter, age 54, of Spencer, NY, died on Monday, November 13, 2017 at Troy Community Hospital. He was born on March 3, 1963 in Modesto, CA, a son of Alvin Hinchman and Celia (Morris) Carter. Randy was employed as a clerk at the Ithaca Wegmans. He enjoyed making jewelry and collecting Hot Wheels. He is survived by his wife, Jocette (Coulouris) Carter; four sons, Ridley, Aiden, Benjamin, Finley Carter; two brothers, Scott Carter of CA, Alvin Carter of OR; a sister, Patricia Turner of Oakdale, CA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA  - Mansfield Gazette, 16 November 2017

 

 

CARSON, Jon R. - Jon R. Carson, 58, of Worcester, Mass., formerly of Wellsboro, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. He is survived by his parents, James and Barbara (Suhr) Carson; brother and wife, Jim and Teri (Keck) Carson; brother, Jerry Carson; a sister and husband, Jill (Carson) and Steve Owlett; two nieces and nephews, Kelci Carson, Blair Carson, Carson Owlett, and Olivia Owlett, all from Wellsboro. To Jon, my brother, may you rest in peace at the Lord's side. I will see you again some day, and we can have lunch together, read scary books together, and introduce my husband, Steve, to me all over again. Much love, your sister, Jill. - Mansfield Gazette, 5 October 2017

 

CARSON, Paul E. - Paul E. Carson, 81, of Wellsboro, died Saturday, February 10, 2018 in his home surrounded by family.  Paul was born August 6, 1936 in Jersey Shore to the late Clyde A. and Clara (Patterson) Carson.  On May 25, 1957, in Whitneyville, Paul married Jane Benson. Paul was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Wellsboro.  Paul genuinely enjoyed helping people and his church provided a meaningful conduit for such pursuits.  He served as a Deacon, and with the First Baptist Movers, helping families with more than 100 relocations, Paul also served on two mission trips to the Dominican Republic.  He was an avid hunter, and a John Deere Tractor enthusiast, he liked anything with a motor and could fix just about anything.  But most of all he enjoyed his family, he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Paul is survived by:  his wife of 60 years Jane Carson of Wellsboro; 3 daughters:  Christina Carson of Montoursville, Cathleen Heisey (Kurt) of Westfield, and Paula Parsons (Mark) of Wellsboro; 3 Grandsons:  Tyler Parsons (Missy) of Wellsboro, Taylor Parsons (Molly Burney) of Mansfield, and Patrick Parsons (Bianca) of Wellsboro; 2 great-grandchildren:  Hagen and Charlotte Parsons of Wellsboro; and 2 brothers:  Neal Carson (Carol) of Waterville, PA and Earl Carson (Kathy) of Allenwood, PA.  He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother:  Robert Carson. Friends and family are invited to the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro, 25 Central Avenue Wellsboro, PA 16901, from 11 am to 1 pm Wednesday February 14, 2018, to celebrate Paul’s life, and to his funeral service which will follow in the church.  Burial will be in the Hills Creek Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro.  The family has entrusted his arrangements to the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home 139 Main Street Wellsboro, PA 16901. - Mansfield Gazette, 15 February 2018

 

 

CARY, Arlin Jack - Arlin Jack CARY, 87, of Knoxville, PA, formerly of Potter Brook, died Thursday, July 27, 2017 in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.  Born August 8, 1929, in Potter Brook, PA, he was the son of Arlin Dan and Cora Seeley Cary.  On December 30, 1977, in Westfield, PA, he married the former Carole K. Francis, who survives.  Jack was employed by Eberle Tannery in Westfield for 51 years.  He was a member of the People’s Church of Potter Brook.  Surviving besides his wife, Carole, are:  two sons, Dean (Lori) Cary of Cowanesque, PA and Chris (Amy) Cary of Sligo, PA;  two daughters, Linda (David) Welch of Horseheads, NY and Dawn (Don) Sawyer of Chesnee, SC;  two step-sons, John (Pam) Clark and Todd (Melende) Clark, both of Knoxville;  26 grandchildren;  and 20 great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by a son, Dale E. Cary; a brother, Henry Cary;  and a sister, Hazel Simpson.  A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, August 12, 2017 in the People’s Church of Potter Brook, 62 Rte. 49, Westfield, PA 16950.  Interim Pastor E. Matthew Zehr will officiate.  Memorials may be made to the People’s Church of Potter Brook, 62 Rte. 49, Westfield, PA 16950.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.  - Mansfield Gazette, 3 August 2017

 

CAVAGNARO, Nicholas J. - Nicholas J. Cavagnaro, died February 20, 2018 at the Green Home, at the age of 99. He was born in Brooklyn, NY, on November 7, 1918. Always interested in airplanes and flying, he obtained a pilot’s license when he was 16 at Floyd Bennett Field, near his home in Brooklyn.  He was a graduate of Brooklyn Prep and earned a business degree from the University of Detroit in 1941.  Nick enlisted in the 20th Army Air Corp during WWII, serving over three years as an aerial photo technician on the island of Saipan in the Pacific area. Retiring from the service, Nick married Shirley Maurer on February 7, 1948, in Detroit, MI.  When he inherited his father’s business, All Ports Stevedoring, they moved to the North Shore of Long Island. Shirley and Nick raised nine children four boys; Nicholas, Michael, Gerard and Kenneth and five girls; Christine Palmer, Marie Cavagnaro, Monica Debra Hunt, Barbara Zahor and Nancy Cavagnaro. There are nine grandchildren. Nick’s business interest included Coronado Travel Agency in Manhasset, NY and Abington Motors, a foreign car dealership, Hempstead, NY. His last work on Long Island was as a supervisor of Gertz/Sterns Retail Store. Nick and Shirley retired to Tioga, PA, to a small farm where Nick converted the main field to a grass airstrip.  Although at this time he did not own an airplane, he had many pilot friends use the field and often gliders, from Elmira landed there in emergencies. Wellsboro and The Laurels were their home until Nick became a resident of The Green Home in September, 2017.  Shirley often reminded him of the busy interesting life they had. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to The Laurels and The Green Home for the care and kindness of the past years. Nick’s burial will be at the Bath National Cemetery in Bath NY. A memorial mass will be held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Wellsboro, in the near future, when family members who live around the country will be able to attend. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 47 Central Ave., Wellsboro, PA 16901 Local arrangements are entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA - Mansfield Gazette, 1 March 2018

 

CAVANAUGH, Callie Anne - Callie Anne Cavanaugh, age 9, formerly of Wellsboro, PA, died at her home in Williamsport, PA surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, April 7, 2018.  She was born on December 1, 2008, the daughter of Kevin and Michelle (Kreger) Cavanaugh.  Callie was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church. She attended Schick Elementary School and loved her school, teachers, and friends. Callie had two loyal miniature golden doodles, Sadie and Lola who remained at her side. She was Williamsport Sun Gazette Person of the Year for 2017 for acts of kindness and for her bravery.  A yearly memorial award will be established by the family for a student exhibiting these same qualities. Callie was a spokes child for Children's Cancer Research Fund and helped to raise millions of dollars by sharing her story and had thousands of followers and supporters in The Great Cycle Challenge through this organization. She provided gift cards and toys to other families with a child with cancer at Geisinger Pediatric Oncology. A memorial healing garden is being established through generous support of friends of Callie's Crew and will be available for years to come for the community to enjoy. Callie is survived by her parents; 3 brothers, Cole, Chase and Cy Cavanaugh all of Williamsport; paternal grandparents, Grant and Carol Cavanaugh of Wellsboro, maternal grandparents, Stephen and Catherine Kreger of Morris, grandmother, Jacqueline Forer of Williamsport; great grandmother, Dorothy Kreger of Wellsboro, great grandmother, Ruth Forer of Muncy; Uncle Keith Cavanaugh of Wellsboro; Uncle Robert and Aunt Kate Kreger of Morris; cousins, Taylor, Abbye, and Brenna Cavanaugh, Emily, Gage, Luke, Shelli Kreger; numerous Great Aunts and Uncles and extended cousins. Services will be private at St. Ann Catholic Church, 1220 North Way Rd., Williamsport, PA with Rev. John Victoria as celebrant.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF), 7301 Ohms Lane, Suite 355, Minneapolis, MN 55439, Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, 3925 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104, Make a Wish Foundation of PA, Professional Arts Building, 327 N Washington Ave #501, Scranton, PA 18505 or Callie’s Cares Fund, 1770 McConnell Dr., Williamsport, PA 17701. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. – Mansfield Gazette, 12 April 2018

 

CAVANAUGH, Kay Colleen - Kay Colleen (Cavanaugh) Erway, age 74, of Mansfield, PA, died Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at her home. She was born June 29, 1943 in Wellsboro, PA, a daughter of Claude and Hilda (Snyder) Cavanaugh. Kay was the wife of Ivan B. Erway. She graduated from Wellsboro High School in 1961, WACC received her LPN in 1978 and Mansfield University in 1989 with a BS for exceptional persons. She was employed at Wellsboro Hospital years ago and also the Martha Lloyd School. Kay was a member of the Cherry Flats Baptist Church. She enjoyed traveling, baking cookies, crafts and fostering children. Kay is survived by her husband, Ivan; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Ivan John and Rosemary of Covington, Paul and Jennifer of Covington, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Lucinda "Cindy" and Phil Pecuch of Duryea, PA; a brother and sister-in-law, Claude "Corky" and Debbie Cavanaugh of Millerton, PA; 15 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Vivian Hemker in 1971.  Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, March 17th, 2018 from 11:00 to 1:00 P.M. at the Cherry Flats Baptist Church, 2291 Cherry Flats Road, Mansfield, PA. Services will follow at 1:00 P.M. at the church with Pastor Kenneth Smith and Pastor Robert Shuey officiating. Burial will be in Tioga County Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cherry Flats Baptist Church, 2291 Cherry Flats Rd., Mansfield, PA 16933. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. – Mansfield Gazette, 15 March 2018

 

CHARSKY, Eugene Arthur - Eugene Arthur Charsky, 84, of Wellsboro, a devoted servant of the Lord's ministry for over 58 years, finished his work here and was called home by the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: Williamsport. He was the husband of Marion (Bowles) Charsky of Wellsboro, they shared 54 years of marriage together. Gene was born in Utica, N.Y. on Sept. 25, 1933, the son of the late Arthur Otto and Mildred (Barfield) Charsky. After high school, he served four years in the United States Navy during the Korean War and received an honorable discharge as a PN2. He attended Dennison University of Ohio, where he obtained his BA in Philosophy. Continuing his education, Gene attended the Colgate Divinity School of Rochester, where he acquired his Masters of Divinity. In 1963, he was ordained through American Baptist Churches. Gene pastored churches in Ohio, Rhode Island, New York and Pennsylvania. He served from 1977-1978 as a chaplain to the VA hospital in Batavia, N.Y. In addition to his prestigious degrees, in 1979 he completed his Pastoral Care Education residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. In 1981 he was awarded Board Certified Chaplain through the Association of Professional Chaplains. Gene and family moved to Wellsboro in October 1979 as he pursued a career as the Director of Pastoral Care at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, retiring in 1995. Though he retired from Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, he continued serving the Lord with zeal and joy! He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro for over 38 years. During that time, he served as Chaplain for Laurel Health/Susquehanna Hospice for 27 years. He also served as Chaplain at the Green Home in Wellsboro for 38 years, a position he held until his recent passing. He was actively employed as an associate and pastor at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd. since 1999. Gene enjoyed many hobbies including woodworking, model railroading, hunting, camping and hiking with his family. He also served as conductor on the Tioga Central Railroad. Although he had many hobbies and interests, he always put serving the Lord above all other personal desires. Gene will be remembered by family and friends for his contagious smile and wonderful sense of humor. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Marion Charsky of Wellsboro; three sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin (Bethanne) Charsky of Lyons, Brett (Colleen) Charsky of Pulaski, N.Y. and Bruce (Tracy) Charsky of Mountain Top; seven grandchildren, Jacob, Ben, Justin, Micah, Lexi, Katie and Aaron. In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by his sister, Phyllis Griffith and his stepmother, Norma Charsky. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Gene's name to either Family Life Ministries, 7634 County Route 14, Bath, NY 14810, or Friends of Colegio Moriah Ministries, Attn: Craig Bean, 13 Alfred St., Houlton, ME 04730. Gene's memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro, 25 Central Avenue, Wellsboro. The Rev. Dr. Jeffrey McCleary will officiate with military honors to follow. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects for two hours prior to service, from 1-3 p.m. at the church. Local arrangements are entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., Wellsboro. - Mansfield Gazette, 25 January 2018

 

CHANDLER, LaVerne E. - LaVerne E. Chandler age 73 of Wellsboro, PA died Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. LaVerne was born on March 1, 1945 in Elmira, NY. He had been a crane operator during his employment. LaVerne is survived by his daughter Christina Hand of Blossburg, PA; six grandchildren John, Tyler, Rachel, Zach, Nick and Matthew. He was preceded in death by a daughter Cindy Jennings in 2014. Honoring LaVerne's wishes there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA has been entrusted with the arrangements. – Mansfield Gazette, 24 May 2018

 

CHEESEMAN, George August, Sr. - George Cheesman Sr., 85, of Shunk, PA died at home on Friday morning, February 16, 2018. George August Cheesman was born August 30, 1932 in Camden, NJ, the youngest child of the late George and Freida (Eschel) Cheesman.  After graduating in 1951 from Haddon Heights, NJ High School, George worked at the Sun Ship Yards in Chester, PA, retiring in 1982 as the ship yard’s superintendent.  He also was a talented carpenter and helped build several homes.  On September 24, 1976, George married the former Berneda Ellen “Peggy” Sullivan in Magnolia, NJ. An avid sportsman, George appreciated all nature’s beauty.  In earlier years he loved fishing in the ocean and hunting in the mountains.  He always worked a large vegetable garden and tended beautiful flowerbeds. George also enjoyed just watching the wildlife from his porch with a favorite beverage.   Surviving is Peggy, his beloved wife of 41 years, eight children; George Jr. (Sue) Cheesman of Franklinville, NJ, Barbara (Mike) Elliott of Florida, Laurie (Larry) Wesneski and Shirley (Gary) Stone all of Canton, Sandy (Denny) Bennett of Hop Bottom, Gail (Will) Long of Massachusetts, Levi (Meg) May of Delaware and Rich (Connie) May of Ithaca, NY, several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, two siblings; Ray Cheesman of New York state and Mable Van Fossen of New Jersey, many nieces, nephews and cousins. George was predeceased by a daughter, Nancy Cassario in 2011 and grandson, Davin Ward in 2001. Family invites friends to call from 12 -  1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton.  Rev. Herbert Eby will officiate the funeral service at 1 p.m.   Interment will be private.  - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 19 February 2018

 

CHILSON, H. Lewis - H. Lewis Chilson age 87 of Lawrenceville died Feb. 21, 2018 at Broad Acres Nursing Home. Lew was born July 14, 1930 the son of Gordon W. and Florence Quackenbush Chilson. Lew was one of the longest living residents of Lawrenceville. He was a graduate of Lawrenceville High School in 1948 and was the last living member of a class of 8 students. He attended Mansfield State Teachers College before becoming a lifelong business man in Lawrenceville. He operated the Chilson Motors along with his wife Shirley, where they sold American Motors and Jeep vehicles until his retirement at age 65. Their hard work earned Chilson Motors top honors as the nation’s highest rated Jeep dealership for 2 years in a row. He served on several financial advisory boards including Commonwealth Bank and Trust, Lawrenceville, Meridian Bank, Corestates Bank, Sovereign Bank and First Union Bank, he was a member of the Pa. Automotive Assn, Tioga Lodge #373 F & AM for over 60 years. They both enjoyed spending the winter months in Lake Wales, Fl. He is survived by his wife Shirley, sons, Gordon Chilson and Teri Davis, Lawrenceville, Timothy and Rhonda Chilson, Mt. Jewett, PA and Scott Chilson, Tioga, PA; grandchildren, Shane (Matthew) Romania, Kelley Chilson, Kourteney Chilson, Meghan Chilson and Adam Chilson; great granddaughter, Kaylee Sargent. Preceded in death by his sister, Louise Bartlett. Friends called at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. and 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Funeral services were private at the convenience of the family. Rev. David Watkins, offc. Burial was in Powers Cemetery, Lawrenceville. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. - Mansfield Gazette, 1 March 2018

 

CHRISTENSEN, Alisha M. - Alisha M. Christensen, age 24, of Elkland, PA, died on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. She was born on August 23, 1992 in Corning, NY, a daughter of Michael Christensen and Shanan Lovell. Alisha enjoyed playing with her boys and music. She is survived by her parents, Michael Christensen of Elkland, PA, Shanan Lovell of Newton, NC; fiancé, Ray Harding of Knoxville, PA; two sons, Noah and Gabriel Harding of Knoxville, PA; three brothers, Brad (Rebecca) Lovell of Elkland, PA, Andrew Christensen of Lawrenceville, PA, Damieon Horton of Newton, NC; maternal grandmother, Gwen Bennett of Elkland, PA, maternal grandfather, Edward (Gayle) Lovell of Windsor, NY; paternal grandmother, Diane Tuttle of Elkland, PA; special cousins, Dakota Kohler of Wellsboro, PA, Corinna Christensen of Knoxville, PA; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Citizens & Northern Bank, 104 E. Main St., Elkland, PA 16920 for her children's education. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. - Mansfield Gazette, 27 July 2017

 

CLARK, Carol Ann - Carol Ann Emmick, age 58, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was born on March 27, 1960 in Coudersport, PA, a daughter of Stanley and Virginia (Lehman) Clark. Carol was the wife of Michael L. Emmick and they shared 31 years of marriage together. She is survived by her husband and was preceded in death by her son, Michael L. Emmick, Jr. in 2009. Honoring Carol's wishes there will be no services. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St. , Mansfield, PA. – Mansfield Gazette, 7 June 2018

 

CLARK, Edwin E. - Edwin E. Clark, age 86 of Knoxville died at his home on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Born May 4, 1931 in Knoxville, he was the son of the late Roswell and Mildred (Wortman) Clark. He served in the US Army and was a machinist for Corning Glass for 42 years. Edwin is survived by his wife, Phyllis J. (Knecht) Clark; his children, Chenell Cummings of Newport Richie, FL, Curtis (Charlene) Clark of Freeville, NY, Craig Clark of Knoxville and Roswell (Amy) Clark of Westfield and seven grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home. – Mansfield Gazette, 19 April 2018

 

CLARK, Mildred Ethel - Mildred Ethel Rooks, age 91, of Covington, PA, died on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at her home. She was born on October 25, 1926 in Brooklyn, NY, a daughter of Russell Marino and Ethel (Alloway) Clark. Mildred was the wife of the late Robert James Rooks, Sr. who died in 1966. She enjoyed bingo and watching humming birds. Mildred loved her Philadelphia Eagles. She is survived by two sons, Michael Joseph Clark of Wilkes-Barre, PA, Bruce David Rooks of Covington, PA; a daughter, Renee Dolores Rooks of West Monroe, NY; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren. Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; three sons, Ricky James Rooks, David Wayne Rooks, Robert James Rooks, Jr.; two great grandchildren, Christian, Sebastian; a brother, William Clark; a half-sister, Marie Clark. In keeping with Mildred's wishes there will be no services. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. - Mansfield Gazette, 8 February 2018

 

CLOOS, Robert A. - Robert A. Cloos age 94 of Horseheads, NY died on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Born June 13, 1923 in Elmira, he was the son of the late Coral H. and Nina (Shaff) Cloos. Bob graduated in 1942 from Westfield High School and joined the Army Air Corps. He served his time during WWII on Tinian Island from which B-29 bombers devastated Japan, leading to its surrender. He fell in love and married Virginia Zoucha in 1946, they shared 44 years together until her passing in 1990. Bob worked almost 40 years for GLF – later becoming Agway in Horseheads. He started out driving a lime spreader, to store manager and then the last dozen years as a field representative, visiting farmers in five Twin Tiers counties until his retirement in 1988. He delivered Meals on Wheels for 18 years and would drive veterans to their appointments at the Bath VA. Bob loved farming, producing plenty of vegetables to sell and give away and riding his Harley in his younger years. Bob had a love for music, starting as a young boy driving to Elmira for guitar lessons to singing in a few different bands. They played in many places around the area, Little Marsh, Potter Brook and Westfield, as well as in Elmira and Cortland, NY. He is survived by his children, Roberta “Bobbi” (Ray) Howard of Corning and Bernard (Debra) Cloos of Horseheads; grandchildren, Jennifer Gardner, Leroy Gardner, Kristen (Tom) Ketchum , Kelly (Dustin) Hall, Emily (Joshua) Taft and Jared Cloos; great grandchildren, Darius Gardner, Brynne, Faithe and Colten Ketchum and Adelle, Deacon, Ainsly and Canaan Hall; sister in law, Mildred Mausbach of NB and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia; a daughter, Nina Gardner and sisters, Bernice (Claude) Butler and Virginia Ferris. Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland on Monday, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM. A memorial service and military honors will be held immediately following at 2:00 PM, with his grandson in law, Dustin Hall officiating. – Mansfield Gazette, 15 March 2018

 

CLEVELAND, Susan Elaine – Susan Elaine Cleveland Harmon died on Monday, April 17, 2017. She was born on January 24, 1954, in Blossburg. She was a dedicated stay at home mom to her five children. She is survived by her parents,  Willbert [Pete] and Marcile Cleveland; husband, Clifton Wayne Harmon; five children: Joshua Harmon, Jonathan Harmon, Joel Harmon [Danielle Harmon], Timothy Harmon, and Shannon Harmon; two grandchildren: Levi and Lucas Harmon; a brother: David Cleveland [Kim Cleveland]; Uncle, Grover Cleveland, several aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother: Gary Cleveland. A memorial service will be held April 29, 2017, at 11 a.m., Tabernacle Baptist Church, 9 Eden Lane, Tioga, PA. Submitted by family – Williamsport Sun Gazette, 27 April 2017

 

COLOVEV, Galina M. - Galina M. Teykovtseva, age 86, of Blossburg, PA, died Friday, May 26, 2017 at the Gatehouse, Williamsport, PA. She was born May 18, 1931 in Leningrad, Russia, a daughter of Michail and Anastasiy (Cotskova) Colovev. Galina was the widow of Niokoli Teykovtsev. She worked as an optical mechanic for a manufacturer of microscopes. Galina is survived by a daughter, Vera Pyle of Blossburg, PA; a grandson, Roman Zastenskiy. In keeping with her wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, 1 June 2017

 

CONFER, Rosa - Rosa C. Buck, age 81, of Lawrenceville, PA, died on Tuesday August 7, 2017 at her home. She was born on December 6, 1935 in Shippen Twp., a daughter of John and Eva (Schoonover) Confer. Rosa was the wife of the late Edward S. Buck who died in 1988. She was employed as a Teacher's Aide for the Northern Tioga School District. Rosa enjoyed sewing, playing solitaire on the computer, gardening, painting, and wallpapering. She is survived by five sons, James Buck of FL, David Buck of Corning, NY, John (Darlene) Buck of Lawrenceville, PA, Timothy (Roxann) Buck of Millerton, Mark Buck of Lawrenceville, PA; a daughter, Trixie (Jeffrey) Blass of Galeton, PA; 13 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; a brother, Jim Confer of Ansonia, PA; two sisters, Betty Dickinson of PA, Peg Blackwell of Wellsboro, PA. Rosa was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Edward, and a son Scott Buck. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA - Mansfield Gazette, 10 August 2017

 

CONGDON, Lester Fayette - Lester Fayette Congdon, age 86, of Millerton, PA, died Friday, February 9, 2018 at his home. He was born March 19, 1931 in Elmira, NY, a son of Edgar Fayette and Leone (Pellor) Congdon. Lester and his wife, Darlene (Rumsey) Congdon would have celebrated 66 years of marriage on April 13th. He worked as a maintenance man for Westinghouse before he retired. Lester enjoyed doing lawn work, gardening and loved his family. Lester is survived by his wife, Darlene; a daughter and son-in-law, Regina and Raymond Miller of Tioga, PA; a brother and sister-in-law, Karl and Connie Congdon of FL; a sister, Donna Morkrazmyski of FL; a granddaughter, Jaclynn (Nathan) Martin. Lester was predeceased by a brother, Robert Congdon, and his parents. Family and friends are invited to attend a gathering at Lester's daughter's home at 148 Lake St., Tioga, PA on Saturday, February 17th, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.  - Mansfield Gazette, 15 February 2018  (06342)

 

COOLIDGE, James L. - James L. Coolidge, age 79, of Covington, PA, died on Friday, January 12, 2018.  He was born on February 28, 1938 in Blossburg, PA, a son of the late Harry and Bertha Coolidge.  Jim was the husband of Nancy (Knapp) Coolidge.  Services will be private and are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA.  - Mansfield Gazette, 18 January 2018

 

COOPER, John David - John David Cooper, 80, of Heeler Hill, Sabinsville, formerly of Columbus, N.J, died unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. Born on Oct. 27, 1936, in Elkins, W.Va., he was the son of the late Dr. Shirley and Margaret Graham Cooper. On Sept. 14, 1957, he married the love of his life, Elizabeth Talbott who survives. Together they shared 60 years of marriage. John was a graduate of Frederick Sasscer High School, Upper Marlboro, Md., class of 1954 and the University of Maryland, class of 1959. He was a pilot in the United States Air Force and a veteran of the Vietnam War. In 1966 he joined Pan American Airways and upon retiring as captain in 1991, he and Beth moved to their "home on the hill." John was an accomplished competition motorcyclist, twice winning Canada's National Championship Corduroy Enduro. He was a Charter Life Member of the American Motorcyclist Association, past president of the East Coast Enduro Association and a former member of the South Jersey Enduro Riders motorcycle club. John was a collector and restorer of classic Corvette automobiles and a member of the Glen Regional Corvette Club. He also restored antique military vehicles and was a former member of the NY-Penn Military Vehicle Collectors Club. In addition to his wife Beth, John is survived by three sons, David (Debra) of Conway, S.C., Steven of Missoula Mont., Paul (Susan) of University Park Md.; a daughter, Suzanne (Mark) Scelza of Jobstown, N.J.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Shirley Fitz of Blue Ridge Summit. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by brothers Lowell, Robert and Joseph. John was a dear friend to many, many people and was adored by his family. He had a wonderful sense of humor and a keen intelligence. He will be greatly missed. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, Oct. 2 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. A memorial service will immediately follow. A military service and interment will be at the National Cemetery at Indiantown Gap. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice. – Mansfield Gazette, 28 September 2017

 

COPP, Rosella M. -Rosella M. Cook, 92, of Wellsboro died at The Green Home, Saturday Oct. 28, 2017.  She was the widow of George N. Cook with whom she shared 56 years of marriage. Rosella was born Sept. 10, 1925, in Wellsboro to the late Russell and Mary (Harding) Copp.  An avid reader, Rosella also enjoyed music, walking, travelling, movies, discussing politics and cooking. She liked cooking enough that she worked as a cook at the Carleton Nursing Home. She loved her family, and especially enjoyed her grandchildren. Animals were also a special part of her life, she was a true animal lover. Rosella is survived by her three children, William Cook (Regina Johnson) of San Diego Calif., Edward Cook (Melissa) of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., Carol Osgood (Edmund) of Wellsboro; four grandchildren, Laura Cook of Wellsboro, Eric Cook of Manteo, N.C., Jordan Cook of San Luis Obispo, Calif., Jamisen Cook of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; a great-grandchild, Asher Cook; and a sister, Joan (William) Carson of Wellsboro. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a sister, Margaret Jean Rice (Donald). Visitation will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10-11 a.m., at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home. Rosella's memorial tribute will follow at 11 a.m., at the funeral home. She will be interred in the Wellsboro Cemetery.  Rosella would have liked for those desiring to do so to donate in her name to the Second Chance Animal Sanctuary, www.secondchanceas.org Local arrangements are entrusted to the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home 139 Main St. Wellsboro. - Mansfield Gazette, 2 November 2017

 

CORNELL, David R. - David R. Cornell, 82, of Middlebury Center, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at Robert Packer Hospital. He was born Aug. 25, 1935, in Rome, N.Y. the son of the late A. Nate and Marie (Cummings) Cornell. David was married to Janet L. (Bliss) Cornell for 59 years. She preceded him in death, March 10, 2013.David was the eldest of the Cornell brothers, with Cornell Brothers, Inc. Middlebury Center. David was a member of United Methodist Church of Wellsboro. He was nearly a lifetime member of the Tyoga Country Club. David enjoyed spending time with his family and loved his grandchildren and great-grandson. Surviving are his sweetheart, Marjorie Bergh; daughters, Cynthia Fitzgerald (Robert) of Mansfield, Suzy Novielli (Massimo) of Fair Lawn, N.J.; grandchildren, David Fitzgerald (Christy), Daniel Fitzgerald (Meghan), Edie Fitzgerald, Dominic Novielli, Tyler Novielli; great-grandson, Axel Cornell Fitzgerald; brothers, Dale Cornell of Tunkhannock, Steve Cornell (Wendy) of Middlebury Center; sister, Barbara Cornell of Sarasota, Fla.; special family member, Suree Methmanus; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to David's Life Celebration, Saturday, Sept. 9, at 10 a.m., on the 18th hole at Tyoga Country Club. Memorials may be made in David's name to Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, N.Y.  10001.  Local arrangements are entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro.  - Mansfield Gazette, 7 September 2017

 

CORNELL, D. Edward - D. Edward “Ed” Cornell, 58, of Middlebury Center died unexpectedly on Monday, March 12, 2018. He was born on Sept. 25, 1959, the son of Dale and Sharon (Carver) Cornell. Ed was the President of the Cornell Brothers Feed Mill in Middlebury Center and had been employed there since he graduated high school. Surviving in addition to his father, Dale, are, his loving wife, Toni (Wheatley) Cornell of Middlebury Center; son and daughter-in-law, Will and Emily Cornell of Wellsboro; daughter and son-in-law, Whitney and Nate Robinson of Wellsboro; granddaughter, Tessa Robinson; brother and sister-in-law, Jeff and Shelly Cornell of Wellsboro; mother-in-law, Marilyn Wheatley of Wellsboro; many aunts and uncles; two brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law; several additional nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In addition to his mother, Sharon, Ed was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Doc Wheatley, and his uncle, Dave Cornell. Ed will be laid to rest in the Hammond Cemetery, Tioga. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., Wellsboro. – Mansfield Gazette, 15 March 2018

 

COSTELLO, Richard O. - Richard O. “Ratchet” COSTELLO, 61, of Genesee, PA, died Friday, July 6, 2018 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA. Born September 22, 1956, in Wellsville, NY, he was the son of John H. and June Sugden Costello.  Richard worked as a handyman and farmer.  He was a member of the Genesee Township Volunteer Fire Company. Surviving are:  three brothers, John (Judy) Costello, Jr. and Rodney Costello, both of Genesee, and Dale Costello of Wellsville;  two sisters, Donna Costello of Bradford, PA and Doris E. Emerson of Genesee;  an aunt, Elsie Coleman of Springfield, PA; good friends, Scott Luce and Bob Ransom; nieces, nephews, and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three siblings, Donald J. Costello, Carl W. Costello, and Carol A. Costello;  and his step-mother, Barbara Costello.  A memorial gathering will be announced on a later date by the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.  Memorials may be made to the Genesee Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 9, Genesee, PA 16923 or Patterson Cancer Center, c/o UPMC Cole, 1001 East Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915.  - Williamsport Sun-Gazette, 9 July 2018

 

COURTRIGHT, Howard R. - Howard R. Courtright, age 70, of Lawrenceville, PA, died Sunday, June 18, 2017 at his home. He was born on January 30, 1947 in Elmira, NY, a son of Fred and Thelma (Schaef) Courtright. Howard was the husband of Norma (Adams) Courtright and they shared 48 years of marriage. He was a supervisor for Weyerhauser manufacturing company. Howard enjoyed hunting and four wheeling. He was a veteran of the US Marines having served in the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife Norma; a son, Brian (Michelle) Courtright of Lawrenceville, PA; a daughter, Annette Courtright of FL; two grandchildren, William Joseph Michalko, Catie Cadek; a brother, Fred (Gail) Courtright II of FL; two sisters, Lois (Dick) Wheeler of Gillett, PA, Nona (Philip) George of Altoona, PA  Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 5 to 7 PM at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202. - Mansfield Gazette, 22 June 2017

 

OK CRANMER, Sherry L. - Sherry L. Allen, age 59, of Wellsboro, PA, died Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at The Gatehouse, Williamsport, PA. She was born September 6, 1957 in Wellsboro, PA, a daughter of Darwin "Tink" (Mary) Cranmer and Linda (Strong) Cramer. Sherry was the wife of Lance Allen who survives. She worked as a day care provider for many years; was a member of the Church of Christ; enjoyed crafts, knitting, crocheting, quilting, watching birds and riding motorcycle. Sherry is survived by her husband, Lance; a son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Samantha Allen of Newton, NJ; a daughter and son-in-law, Jessica and Jack Witmer of Wellsboro, PA; a brother and sister-in-law, Jamie and Rhonda Cranmer of Charlotte, NC; 6 grandchildren, Karinthia, Karter, Lillianna, Brycen, Hailey and Brooke. She was predeceased by a step-father, Harold Cramer; brother, Steven Cranmer, and a sister, Kimberly Cranmer. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, May 28, 2017 from 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow at 3:00 P.M. with Minister Mark Daily officiating.- Mansfield Gazette, 25 May 2017

 

CICCONI, Rebecca Ann - Rebecca Ann Cicconi, age 36, of Mansfield, PA, died Thursday, February 8, 2018 in Mifflintown, PA. She was born April 20, 1981 in Mansfield, PA, the daughter of John Cicconi and Lenda (Cole) Cicconi. Rev. Chuck and Patty Baldwin were her legal guardians and she called them Mommy and Daddy; Kirsi Symons, her "Sissy"; Patricia Miles, "Gramma" and many others. Becky loved her family and enjoyed the many times traveling to Maine and having fun. She was a loving big sister to her three brothers; enjoyed sharing things about them. Becky's favorite pastime was shopping. She spent hours coloring beautiful pictures and doing puzzles and crafts; Becky was a jokester; her giggle was the best and so contagious, just like her mother, Lenda. Her face just glowed with her sparkly smile, and her beautiful eyes! Becky grew up loving life and having a good time. She loved Sunday School and choosing her favorite songs; she was part of Partners In Progress for 10 years beginning on April 30th, 2007.  Becky is survived by her maternal grandmother, Joyce Hunter Peterson of Gray, ME; grandfather, Rev. Leslie "Liz" Cole of Beaver City, NE; brothers, Johnny Cicconi of Knox, PA, Steven Cicconi of Biddeford, ME, Pete (Claire) Cicconi of Westbrook, ME; her Aunt Lisa (Robbie) Rodrique of Portland, ME; uncles, Lynn Cole of Parkman, ME; Larry (Jen) Cole of Windham, ME, Chuck and Patty Baldwin of Mansfield, PA; many cousins; nieces, Savannah and Maria. Becky was predeceased by her parents. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 10:00 A.M. to Noon at the Evangelical Wesleyan Church, 933 Smith Road, Mansfield, PA. Services will follow at the church at 12:00 noon with Rev. Charles Baldwin officiating and Pastor Delbert Howard assisting. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Evangelical Wesleyan Church in memory of Becky. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, 15 February 2018

 

COOLIDGE, John Donald – The spirit of John Donald Coolidge, 54, was set free on June 8, 2018 to experience another transition through eternal time. He was born April 4, 1965 in Wellsboro, a son of Donald and Mary [Schrader] Coolidge. John lived in Los Angeles, Calif., where he was an established still life/interiors/fine arts photographer; having produced an edition of handprinted fine art photography with the esteemed Atelier Fresson outside of Paris. He was also a talented ceramicist with his pottery collected worldwide. John is survived by two sisters, Pamela [William] Reese of Wellsboro, Penny [Donald] Parker of Wellsboro; two brothers, Joel [Tina] Coolidge of Wellsboro, Jason Coolidge of Wellsboro; 11 nieces and nephews; 11 great-nieces and nephews; and many friends from around the world. John was predeceased by his father Donald Coolidge and his mother Mary Jane Coolidge. A private service will be held with family. – Mansfield Gazette, 9 August 2018

 

CROOKER, Marcia – Marcia Crooker Cowles, daughter of Sadie and Walter Crooker, was born on February 11, 1931 and died on July 8, 2018. She fulfilled her final wish by helping celebrate her grandson Neal’s wedding on July 7 in her backyard. She died from pancreatic cancer at home on Sunday July 8, surrounded by close family. She grew up with her nine brothers and sisters on the Crooker family farm in Caton, which her Lewis ancestors cleared in 1834. She graduated from Corning’s Northside High School in 1949. Marcia met Richard “Dick” Cowles on New Year’s Eve in 1949 on a blind date and they married on November 26 1950. Their life together took them first to Koinonia Farm, “a demonstration plot for the kingdom of God”, in Americus, GA.. They returned to Corning in 1952 and shortly thereafter bought a farm in Caton, where they lived for many years. Dick’s career as an engineer took them to Horseheads, NY, and later to Elmhurst, IL, in the 1960s, where Marcia worked for eighteen years at Elmhurst Hospital in the isolation unit, physical therapy department, and accounting. They moved to Connecticut in 1985 and returned to the Southern Tier after Dick retired in 1989, eventually building a home on a corner of the same Maple Hill Farm on which Marcia had been born. In addition to having been a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Marcia was a wonderful cook and an artistic home-decorator and landscaper. After her health changed and she could no longer be as active, she wrote two novels – Sugar Lane Secrets [2004] and Yo [2012] – and numerous short stories. She made close and lasting friendships in all the places she lived, maintaining them as well as renewing friendships from high-school. She was an active member of the Caton Senior Citizens and the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of Big Flats. Friends who spoke at her memorial service on July 10 described her as creative, thoughtful, gracious, warm, and elegant. Marcia will be missed by her husband Dick, daughter Charlotte [son-in-law Mike Belzer] son Curt [daughter-in-law Barbara]; grandchildren Erin Wilson, Neal Wilson [granddaughter-in-law Lacy Wozny], Kyle Belzer [granddaughter-in-law Eva Su]; step grandsons Robert [Kyle] Jackson and Michael Bernd [granddaughter –in-law Andrea], step great-grandson Caiden; brothers Richard, Carley, and Carlton Crooker; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by siblings Curtis, Merwin [“Pete”], Bertha [“Bunny”] Booth, Lulu Belle Wilson, Gerald, and James. Donations may be made to CareFirst Hospice, Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of Big Flats, or any charity of your choice. – Penny Saver, 20 July 2018

 

CUMBERLEDGE, Bonnie - Bonnie Cumberledge Mack, age 84 of Westfield died on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born April 5, 1933 in Rural, WV, she was the daughter of the late Joel and Ethel (Barber) Cumberledge. She married the love of her life, Fred W. Mack on October 5, 1950; they shared 67 years together. Bonnie worked for Wilson Gridley Dollar Saver, Clark-Gleason Western Auto, was an Avon Representative, and was the head cook for 26 years at Westfield Area Elementary School. She loved to cook and bake for family gatherings that she enjoyed very much. She also enjoyed family vacations at Hilton Head Island, camping, bus trips to Branson, MO and loved to teach grandkids how to crochet. Bonnie is survived by her loving husband, Fred; daughter, Vickie and Len Knickerbocker; sons, Fred and Pam Mack and Kevin and Denise Mack; grandchildren, Kim Gilbert, Ward and Kelly Knickerbocker, Amanda Mack, Jolene and Allen Bieser, Joel Mack, Kyle and Lori Mack and Katelyn Mack; 16 great grandchildren; siblings, Shirley Dimon, Sandy and Eugene Lamphier and Joel and Victoria Cumberledge and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by sister and brother in law, Fern (Mack) and Merlin Burns and brother in law, Kenneth Dimon. Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield on Thursday, 6:00 – 8:00 PM and on Friday, 12:00 – 1:00 PM. A memorial service will be held immediately following on Friday, 1:00 PM with Ed Heyler officiating. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. – Williamsport Sun-Gazette, 20 March 2018

 

 

CUMMINGS, Larry E. -Larry E. Cummings, age 62, of Mansfield, PA, died on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at his home. He was born on May 13, 1955 in Blossburg, PA, a son of Rexford and Iva (Tillinghast) Cummings. He was the husband of Sharon (Mattison) Cummings. Larry was employed at Ward Flex in Shipping and Receiving when he retired from Ward Manufacturing with 40 years of service. He was a loving husband, dad and grandfather who enjoyed hunting, spending time with family, especially his wife, children and grandchildren, being outside, campfires and working with his hands. Larry is survived by his wife, Sharon; two daughters, Kelly Zettle of Falls Creek, PA, Kasey (Pete) Terzella of Chittenango, NY; a step-son, Ryan (Margaret) Stocum of Springtown, PA; a step-daughter, Heather (Nathan) Briner of Bethlehem, PA; five grandchildren, Ella Zettle, Parker and Alex Terzella, Mariah and Savannah Briner; two brothers, Rexford (Bonnie) Cummings of Wellsboro, PA, Thomas (Janet) Cummings of Mansfield, PA; five sisters, Donna (Howard) Campbell of Wellsboro, PA, Dianne (Robert) Wandell of Mansfield, PA, Sandra (John) Snell of Wellsboro, PA, Jeannie (Marlon) Ortego of Jacksonville, FL, Robin Southard of Wellsboro, PA; in-laws, Paul (Rita) Mattison of Zephyrhills, FL, Teresa Mattison of Wellsboro, PA, Paul (Linda) Mattison of Tioga, PA, Michael (Peggy) Mattison of Mansfield ,PA, Vanessa (Charley) Caswell of Mansfield, PA; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, great great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert Tillinghast; a sister, Terry Gleason.  Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A funeral service will immediately follow at 4:00 PM with Pastor Mike Bernard and Pastor Debbie Button officiating. Memorial contributions may be made the Buckheit Funeral Chapel to assist with expenses. - Mansfield Gazette, 8 March 2018

 

CUNEO, Bradley T. - Bradley T. Cuneo, 40, of Lindley, N.Y., died unexpectedly on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 at home. He was born on June 17, 1977 in Elmira, N.Y., the son of Thomas and Sheila (Burnside) Cuneo. He married Kimberly A. Griswold on July 4, 2010 in Tioga. Bradley graduated from Williamson High School in Tioga and he owned and operated Cuneo Tree Service in Lindley. He enjoyed shooting bow and arrow, he had no fear of anything, and he was an avid outdoorsman. Bradley was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Tioga and he had a love for animals, especially dogs and cats. He is survived by his wife, Kimberly; daughter, Jhanessa Cuneo of Owego, N.Y.; parents, Thomas and Sheila Cuneo of Tioga; sister, Holly (Dave) Irwin of Tioga; brother, Ryan (Jazmine) Cuneo of Tioga; stepchildren, John, Oliver, and Kristina Slyter, Desiree Harndon, and Donald, Laura, and Jessica Combs, all of Lindley, N.Y.; grandchildren, George Jr., Faith, Elizabeth, and Eddie Howlett, Jr.; maternal grandmother, Ida Burnside of Lawrenceville; in-laws, Sharon and Rick Combs of Lindley, N.Y.; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Bradley was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Art and Orianna George, and maternal grandfather, Donald Burnside. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 East Pulteney Street, Corning, N.Y., on Friday, Dec. 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. A celebration of Bradley's life will follow there at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to Tanner's P.A.W.S., 117 W. Market Street, Corning, NY 14830. - Mansfield Gazette, 14 December 2017

 

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DANDOIS, Patrick A. - Patrick A. Dandois, age 69, of Troy, PA, died on May 28, 2018 at Troy Memorial Hospital. He was born on April 20, 1949 in Troy, PA, a son of G.F. and Charlotte (Macomber) Dandois. Patrick had been employed with Cumming's Lumber for over 37 years. He loved working with lumber, hunting, fishing, his home, his pool, collection of stuff and tools. He was a member of the Roseville United Methodist Church and the Troy American Legion. Patrick was a US Veteran having served in the Marines during the Vietnam Era.  He is survived by a daughter, Sally (Dan) McClure of Mansfield, PA; two grandchildren, Macy McClure and Dustin Dandois; one great grandson, David Lindquist; two brothers, Stephen (Patsy) Dandois of GA, Bart (Anne) Dandois of CO; three sisters, Helen Dandois of Troy, PA, Lucy (Keith) Boyd of NC, Faith Dandois of MI; many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Leonila (Belison) Dandois; a son, Richard Dandois; a sister, Kathleen Dandois. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 2pm to 4pm at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Tioga County Honor will present military honors at 4PM. – Mansfield Gazette, 31 May 2018

 

DAVIS, Donald F. - Donald F. Davis, 89 of Lawrenceville died on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Born Dec. 29, 1927, in Corning, N.Y., he was the son of the late Clark S. and Ella (Babcock) Davis. Don honorably served in the United States Army during World War II.  Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland on Sunday, Sept 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. A funeral service will be held immediately following at 4 p.m., with Pastor Harry James officiating. - Mansfield Gazette, 28 September 2017

 

DENNY, Loretta M. - Loretta M. (Denny) Wildman, age 74, of Westfield, PA, died on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Williamsport Hospital. She was born on December 7, 1943 in Bronx, NY, a daughter of Edward Denny and Loretta (Heatherson) Denny. Loretta was the wife of Ed T. Wildman and together they shared 54 years of marriage. She enjoyed baking and cooking. Loretta was an avid seamstress. She is survived by her husband, Ed; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Janice of Danbury, CT; a daughter and son-in-law, Laurie and Robert Brooks of Wellsboro, PA; five grandchildren, Tyler, Samantha Wildman, Tabatha, Harlee, William Brooks. Loretta was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, John Denny. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 12th at 4:00 PM at the Brookfield United Methodist Church with Pastor Edward Rodarmel officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. – Mansfield Gazette, 12 April 2018 

DEXTER, Paul E. - Paul E. Dexter, age 59, of Elkland died Jan. 26, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born June 9, 1958 in Washington, DC. the son of the late Theodore and Elizabeth Benson Dexter.  He was a truck driver, loved to camp, watch movies and loved his dogs Charlie and Miley. He is survived by, his wife, Donna (Smith), children, Kristy (Joseph) Schwarz, Mt. Holley Springs, Pa., Bobbie Jo Cary and Chris Eck, Lawrenceville, Pa., Patrick Dexter, Elkland, Sasha Musto, Wellsboro, Pa. and Michael Dexter, Westfield. grandchildren, Elizabeth Schwarz, Samantha Schwarz, Brent Harkenrider, Aereon Cary, Elijah Musto, Lana Musto, Cael Dexter, Ash Musto, Elayna Musto, Gavin Smith, Rebecca Metcalfe. brothers, Peter (Wanda) Dexter, Richard (Emma) Dexter, Mark Dexter, sisters, Susan Williams, Laurie (Robert) Anthony. nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland Saturday Feb. 3, 2018 from 10:00 to 11:00 am where a memorial service will follow at 11:00 am. Rev. Dorothy Densmore, offc. Memorial donations may be made to your local SPCA. - Mansfield Gazette, 1 February 2018 

DIBBLE, Laverna I. - Laverna I. VARGESON, 79, of Westfield, PA, died Wednesday, April 11, 2018 in her home.  Born September 2, 1938, in Harrison Valley and raised in Brookfield, she was the daughter of Harold H. and Esther Widger Dibble.  She married Richard D. Vargeson, who survives.  She was co-owner of Vargeson's Restaurant in Westfield and was employed by Galeton Production, Stackpole Industries, and Kane Magnetics.   Laverna previously served as Vice President of the Westfield Area Historical Society and was the current Vice President of the Elkland Area Senior Citizens Club.  Surviving besides her husband, Dick, are:  four sons, Roy (Sharon) Vargeson, Rick (Ruby) Vargeson, Rodney (Julia) Vargeson, and Rob Vargeson;  a daughter, Christina (Gary) Stahli;  eight grandchildren; Michael (Heidi) Vargeson, Ryan, Matthew (Chelsea) Vargeson, Jeremy Vargeson, Adam (Stevie) Vargeson, Bruce (Karrissa) Stahli, Scott Stahli, and Emily Avery;  seven great-grandchildren, Tyler Vargeson, Makayla Vargeson, Jordan Vargeson, Chase Vargeson, Emmah Stahli, Aubrey Stahli, and Camden Stahli;  a sister, Beverly Barbano;  nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by two brothers, Roland Dibble and Walter Dibble.  Services will be private.  Memorials may be made to the Westfield Area Historical Society, 151 W. Main St., Westfield PA 16950.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Williamsport Sun-Gazette, 14 April 2018


                                                                       
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