|Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business. All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries.|
|This page will include obituaries for military personnel who served during World War Two. Many obituaries are already included on the site in the Obituaries by Cemetery section of the site on the various individual cemetery pages. This is for obituaries of people who had some connection to this three county area such as born her, lived here, spouse from here. Those buried in a known local cemetery will continue to be included on the appropriate Obituary by Cemetery pages. As with all obituary pages on this site, women will be in order using their surname at birth rather than a married alias .|
ANDREWS - Ernest B. “Joe” Andrews, 89, of Covington, died Thursday, June 14, 2007 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Joe was born May 18, 1918 in Little Marsh, a son of Earl and Bertha Bloom Andrews. He was the owner and operator of Andrews Excavating. Joe was a World War II United State Army veteran and served as a Covington township supervisor. Joe is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Donald [Helen] Andrews, Gerald [Oveta] Andrews, all of Mansfield, Steven Andrews of Wellsboro; two daughters and sons-in-law, Joann [Gene] Plemons of Dayton, Ohio, Betsy [Larry] Tokarz of Mansfield, 9 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. Joe was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Lyle Andrews and a sister, Marion Fuller. Family and friends were invited to call on Monday, June 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, Mansfield. Funeral services immediately followed the visitation at 8 p.m. at the funeral home with his friend, Jay Peffer, officiating. Burial will be at a later date. - Mansfield Gazette, June 20, 2007
BAILEY - Robert L. Bailey, 84, of Sayre, Pa. died on Feb. 3, 2009 at Towanda Memorial Skilled Nursing Unit after an extended illness. He was born on Aug. 25, 1924 in Athens, Pa. the son of the late Adnah and Grace Johnston Bailey. Robert was a Member of Fort Sullivan Post 246 American Legion for 62 years; a member of the L.O.O.M. 1490 Waverly; a social member of the Sons of Italy Roma Madre Lodge 1342; a member of the Skiff Bower Post 1536 V.F.W.; and a charter member of the Tioga Point Hunt Club. He served in the United States Navy as a Signalman during WWII. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing billiards, and socializing with his friends. He is predeceased by two brothers Ellsworth Bailey and Edward Bailey. Robert is survived by his wife Anne of 62 years; his sons Robert J. (Martha S.) Bailey of Athens, Pa. and William S. (RoseAnn) Bailey of Sayre, Pa.; his grandson Colin S. Bailey of Sayre, Pa.; special nieces Louise, Joanie, Linda, Isabelle, and Jeanette, and several nieces, and nephews. At the request of the family there will be no services. Arrangements are under the care of the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. RHW. Sayre Morning Times
BALDWIN - Paul "Baldy" Baldwin, 83, of Lawton, Pa., died Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at Endless Mountains Health Systems, Montrose, Pa. Born June 15, 1925, in Rushville, Pa., he was the son of the late Earl and Frances (Goodwin) Baldwin. He married Regina "Pat" (Brotzman) Baldwin on March 26, 1949, and spent 59 years together. He started out as a farmer and later he and his wife Pat purchased Wyalusing Livestock Market in 1974, which he was still operating until his passing. Paul served in the military during WWII. He was the Rush Township supervisor for many years as well as a charter member of the Rush Volunteer Fire Company. Baldy supported many 4H organizations in buying their livestock at the county fairs. He loved playing poker, watching the Atlanta Braves on TV and never missed his grandchildren's sporting events. Survivors include: son and daughter-in-law P. Scott and Deborah Baldwin of Kingsley, Pa.; daughters and sons-in-law Karen and Rodney Blaisure of Montrose, Pa., Rhea Baldwin and significant other, Tucker Edwards of Nicholson, Pa., Brenda and Steve Demarest of Montrose, Pa., and Susan Baldwin Fissler of Binghamton, N.Y.; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law Horace and Joyce Baldwin of Rush, Pa.; sisters and brother-in-law Eva Wilbur of LeRaysville, Pa., Kathryn Douglas of Lawton, Pa., twin sister Pauline McGovern of Lawton, Pa., Ethel Mae Ruhf of Lawton, Pa., and Jean and Gary Downer of Montrose, Pa.; and sister-in-law Louise Baldwin of Lawton, Pa. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by granddaughter Erica Baldwin in 2008 and brother James Baldwin. Services will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home Inc., Montrose, Pa. 18801. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. on Friday and 2-4 p.m. on Saturday. Instead of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be made to your local 4H organization. - Towanda Daily Review on 2/4/2009
BELCHER Clifford Larry "Cliff"
Age 83, of Horseheads, NY, died at home surrounded by his family on Saturday evening, March 7, 2009. Cliff is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 45 years, Bonnie Watson Belcher; three sons and daughters-in-law, Brian (Emily) of Fairfax, VA, Brett (Jarka) of Prague, Czech Republic, and Bruce (Leslie) of New Haven, CT; five grandchildren, Amelie, Klara, Vaclav, Blake, and Caroline; brother, Gary (Linda) Belcher of Fort Thomas, KY. Cliff was a longtime resident of Horseheads and a member of the First United Methodist Church. After 20 years of distinguished service in the US Army, he retired as a Major in 1964, serving in both WWII and Korea. Cliff had a later career at Corning Inc. and ITT Kennedy Valve for 12 and 11 years respectively. He was also a member of the Bluffton, Indiana, Masonic Lodge and a 32nd degree Mason Scottish Rite member, Valley of Tokyo, Japan. Cliff was an active member of the local community for many years, and served in a variety of ways including: Board member of Horseheads Central School District (9 years), Director and President of Arctic League (15 years), Loaned Executive for United Way (1 year), Board Secretary of Habitat for Humanity (8 years), Member of BOCES Board of Education (7 years), Advisory Council at RSVP (10 years), President and Manager of Elmira Downtown Health Club (3 years), and Board Member of Red Cross (20 years, including Volunteer of the Year in 1988). In addition to being a loving husband and dedicated father, his was a life dedicated to service, self-sacrifice, and giving. For this he will be remembered. The family will welcome relatives and friends to the First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY on Tuesday, March 10, 2009, from 4 - 5:30 p.m. A Celebration of Cliff's Life will be held at the church at 7 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Robert Sherburne. Cliff's ashes will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The family will provide their own flowers; those wishing may donate to Southern Tier Hospice or the First United Methodist Church of Horseheads in Cliff's memory. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/9/2009
BOX Russell G.
Age 93 of Elmira NY, died Saturday, January 31, 2009 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Russell was born in Hammond IN, a son of Grover and Theo Starkweather Box. He was preceded in death by his son, R. Steven Box; brothers, Harry and George Box; sister Grace Langer. Russell is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Sibyl Stevens Box; daughter Janet Box-Panksepp with Thomas Crane of Elmira and her son Jules Panksepp of Portland OR; daughter-in-law, Jo Ann Box with her children Brian and Mallory Box all of Elmira; very special niece Judy Box Williams of California; very special nephew F. Eric Box of Hawaii; several other nieces and nephews. Russell was a tool and dye maker for Remington Rand before WW II. During the war he enlisted in the US Navy and served in the Pacific. Upon his discharge from the Navy he returned to Elmira and went into the wholesale bakery supply business as owner and president of Box and Moore Storage Inc. Russell was very involved with community organizations over the years. He was a long time member and former officer of the Elmira Lions Club, a member of the West Elmira Volunteer Fire Department and the Gyro Club. He loved to sail on Keuka Lake and especially enjoyed the sailing races while he was a member of the Keuka Yacht Club. Friends are invited to call at McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Saturday, February 7, 2009 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 P.M. A memorial service, with military honors, will follow at 3:15 P.M. Donations in Russell's memory may be directed to the Chemung County Nursing Facility, Resident Memorial Fund, 103 Washington St., Elmira NY 14901. The Box family would like to thank the 6th floor staff at the Nursing Facility for the wonderful love and care given to Russell the past 15 months. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/4/2009
BOYDEN MILTON FLYNN
The Willits News - (Willits, CA) - Friday, 19 Dec 2008
Graveside services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 23, at Valley View Cemetery in Covelo for Milton Flynn Boyden, Ph.D, who died Tuesday, December 16, 2008, at age 90. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Anker-Lucier Mortuary.
Ukiah Daily Journal (Ukiah, CA) - Monday, 22 Dec 2008
Dr. Milton Flynn Boyden, 90, died December 16, 2008 -- Milton Boyden, a lifelong educator known equally for his powerful intellect and for his strong support of rural culture, died Tuesday at his home in Covelo, California. The cause was cardio-pulmonary arrest following a hip fracture and subsequent pneumonia. Home from the hospital on December 5th, he had an early Christmas at home with Joyce, his wife of 58 years, and daughter Carol. Milton was born on January 2, 1918 in Mainesburg, PA to Flynn and Angelina Boyden. Growing up on a dairy farm, Milton's home contributions began early, working with cattle and horse teams at the age of five, and learning the value of informed effort which was the hallmark of his professional career. Following his Bachelors of Science degree at Mansfield University, he served in the Pacific during World War II, flying over Nagasaki three days after the atom bomb was dropped there, and voicing his doubt about clearing the fortified beaches of southern Okinawa Island with atomic bombs. The U.S. Army Airforce awarded S/SGT Milton Boyden the Good Conduct Medal the American Campaign Medal, The Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, one Bronze Star and the World War II Victory Medal. Upon his return to the United States, Milton married the beautiful Joyce Isaacs in 1950. They remained married for life, and would have celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on December 30th. Their marriage was characterized by infallible kindness and mutual devotion. Dr. Boyden took his Masters of Science  and Doctor of Educational Philosophy  from Cornell University, focusing on Small Schools Resources. Working in the field of education on the federal, state, and local levels, he worked on the East Coast until 1963. Traveling with his family throughout the western United States in the mid-sixties, he visited rural and remote areas, gathering data on educational access for Native Americans, resource expansion in remote locations, and local strategies for delivering college prep and agricultural practices education. Always interested in small communities' efforts to secure successful futures for their children, he championed the work being done to sustain self-reliance and cultural preservation in scores of little towns. Along the way, he always found the men and women examining and documenting the fossil record of these wild places, acquiring fossil samples of the territories he visited. Arriving in Mendocino County in 1972, Milton worked as Superintendent of the Round Valley Unified School District until 1978. When California passed Proposition 13 into law, he worked tirelessly to ensure that property tax equalization would take effect to ensure sufficient income for California's rural schools with low tax bases. Upon his retirement, he worked on the board of the Covelo Volunteer Fire Department, bringing in funds to support improvements in training and equipment. Serving on the Mendocino County Board of Education from 1983 to 1991, he stood for equal access and for fiscal responsibility. As President of the Mendocino County Board of Education he focused on the Academic Enrichment Committee, Budget Committee, Policy Committee and improvement communications within the California County Boards of Education. He served on the California School Board Association's Legislative Network and Delegate Assembly, who honored him in 1990 for his outstanding contribution to California public schools and the students they serve. Home in Round Valley, Milton worked with his friends and neighbors to maintain local farms in cooperation with community partners, alleviating the effects of the star thistle and drought in native meadows through the development of perennial undergrowth and consistent harvest. He wrote grants to support post-secondary and adult education in Round Valley. Milton always maintained his faith in the ability of rural people to meet their challenges and overcome modern obstacles to community success. He remained available to everyone until the end. Dr. Milton Flynn Boyden was preceded in death by his son Milton Frank Boyden in 1981. He is survived by his wife Joyce Boyden of Round Valley, his daughter Sylvia Padilla of Ukiah, his daughter Carol Boyden of Round Valley, his son David Boyden of Hayward, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, all of whom will miss him. Graveside service will be at Valley View Cemetery Tuesday, December 23 at 2 pm. Arrangements under the care and direction of Anker-Lucier Mortuary.
CAMP - Robert W. Camp, 85, of Endwell, died Sunday, March 1, 2009 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton. He was born October 6, 1923, in Warren Center, PA, a son of Ward and Francena Camp. He was predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Reatha Camp; his parents, Ward and Francena Camp of Vestal. He is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Roberta and Greg Hover, Endicott; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Donna Camp, Vestal; grandchildren, Scott and Jennifer Gunerman, Macedon, NY, Mark Camp and Mindi Rogers, Endicott, Kristen and Mark Hitt, Sarasota, FL, Korey and Brian Watson, Vestal, Deborah and Glen Holden, Las Vegas, David Camp, Endicott; four great-grandchildren; many friends at the Vestal Senior Center and lifetime friends, Don and Doris Brearley, Vestal. Robert was a retired employee of IBM and was a veteran of WWII, serving with the U.S. Navy. He was a lifelong member of the Vestal United Methodist Church. Bob dearly loved his grandchildren, traveling whenever asked to share their many accomplishments. They, in turn, surely loved and respected him. The family wishes to thank Dr. McCarville and the Lourdes Staff (3R) for their most caring nature during Bob's last days. May God bless them. The funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday at the Vestal United Methodist Church, 328 Main St. Vestal. The Rev. Michael K. Willis, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Vestal Hills Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 7:00 to 9:00 PM Wednesday at the Coleman & Daniels Funeral Home, 300 E. Main St. Endicott and 10:30 to 11:00 AM, Thursday at the church. Those wishing, may make contributions to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 120 Wall St. (19th Floor) New York, NY 10005-4001. RHW Coleman & Daniels Funeral Home obit.
CHUBBUCK - Gerald Chubbuck died in Wellsboro on Aug. 29, 2007. He was born in Elizabeth, NJ on Sept. 3, 1918, the son of the late Lee and Bessie Chubbuck. He was preceded in death by two sister, Doris and Grace. Gerald was married Aug. 13, 1943 to his childhood sweetheart, Ellen Kingsley, who preceded him in death in 1998. He is survived by daughters, Ann Kimber and her husband, Bill Kimber, Patti McBride and her fiancé, Mark Hamilton; grandchildren, Caley McBride and her fiancé, Casey Jones, Colin McBride, Caitlin McBride; and his brother, Donald Chubbuck of Eagles Mere. He served in the Air Force during World War II in the African and Italian companies. Gerald and his beloved wife, Ellen, ran the high school grocery from 1956 until 2003. He loved his family, and was a loving grandfather. He loved the many family animals, and the mighty Susquehanna River. Gerald remodeled Old Town canoes which he and his family used on the river, paddling from Athens to Wyalusing. He was a living husband and father and a kind friend to many folks in Towanda. We celebrate his long and productive life, and we will miss him. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, Mansfield is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, September 5, 2007
CLISE Lawrence F.
Age 86, of 204 Alba St., Knoxville, PA, died February 14, 2009 at his home. He was born February 22, 1922 in Paint Twp., PA, the son of William Edgar and Christine Marie Fallon Clise. He worked as a surveyor for Consolidated Natural Gas, was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church, member of the American Legion and VFW, former Boy Scout Leader and Boro Council Member, and served in the Air Force during World War II. He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Allan J. and Marsha Clise, Laughlintown, PA, Gregory D. and Linda Clise, Blakeslee, PA; daughters and son-in-law, Joanne L. Hall, Corning, NY, Kimberley D. and Eric Strauser, Westfield, PA; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary L. Clise on February 6, 2008. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Laughlintown, PA, with Military Honors. Memorial donations may be made to Laurel Hospice, 24 Walnut Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Arrangements by the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main Street, Elkland, PA 16920. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/16/2009
CLISE - Lawrence F. Clise, 86, of Knoxville, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at his home. He was born Feb. 22, 1922, in Paint Township, the son of William Edgar and Christine Marie Fallon Clise. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Laughlintown, with military honors. Memorial donations may be made to Laurel Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Arrangements by the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland. - Mansfield Gazette, 2/18/2009
COOLIDGE - Walter Everett Coolidge, 91, of Apopka, Fla. died in the Florida Living Nursing Center on Jan. 6, 2009, following several months of declining health. He was very devoted to his family and will be greatly missed. Everett was born on April 14, 1917, in the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, N.Y., the son of Dr. Leroy E. Coolidge of Delmar Township and Alta Everett Coolidge of Millerton. The first six years of his life were spent in Clymer Township. In 1923 the family moved to Takoma Park, Md., near Washington, D.C. In October, 1925 they moved to Greeneville, Tenn. where Dr. Coolidge opened a medical practice, which would result in establishing Takoma Hospital. Everett spent summers during his teen-age years with his grandfather, Walter Coolidge, in Walter’s home on Queen Street, Wellsboro. Life long acquaintances were maintained with Carl Carson and Everett’s cousins in the Coolidge, Everett, Lewis, and Brooks families. He graduated from the Southern Junior College, Collegedale, Tennessee in 1935 and attended Columbia Union College, in Takoma Park, Md. On Sept. 16, 1939, he was married to Carolyn Grier of Macon, Ga. This marriage was approaching 70 years of life together. Their courtship began while she was enrolled in the Takoma School of Nursing. All who remember Everett knew of his love for automobiles and automobile racing. World War II involved 21 months of his life and he was stationed in France where he served as an x-ray technician in the 237th General Army Hospital. Travel became a big part of family vacation time. Trips covered 48 states and Alaska. The family included attendance at the Everett family reunion in Millerton as part of their vacations. His last visit to the Wellsboro/Tioga County/Southern Tier area was in 2000 for the 100th Everett family reunion. Everett was retired as Administrator of Takoma Hospital and was a respected member of the Greeneville, Tenn. business community. His professional memberships included the Tennessee Hospital Association and the American Hospital Association. He was a former member of the Greeneville, Tenn. Noon Rotary Club, the Davy Crockett Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America, and the Classic Car Club. He frequently served as precinct election official for the Greene County, Tenn. Election Commission. In 2005, Everett and Carolyn moved to the Florida Living Retirement Center in Apopka, Fla. to be near his family. Everett was a member of the Florida Living Seventh Day Adventist Church. Survivors include, wife of 69 years, Carolyn G. Coolidge of the home; sons, William (Rose) Coolidge of Altamonte Springs, Fla., Herbert (Carolyn) Coolidge of Collegedale, Tenn., Robert (Lorraine) Coolidge of DeLand, Fla.; granddaughter, Cynthia Louise Coolidge of Chattanooga, Tenn.; grandson, William Everett Coolidge of Chattanooga, Tenn.; step granddaughter, Stacia Hollmann of DeLand, Fla.; step grandson, Patrick Murphy of St. Cloud, Fla.; step great grandchildren, Sarah Katherine, William, Wyatt, Weston Robert, and Walker Hollmann of DeLand, Fla., Dalton and Samantha Murphy of St. Cloud, Fla.; brother-in-law, George W. Grier, Jr. of Macon, Ga.; cousin Leroy Everett of Allentown; several nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Kiser Rose Hill Funeral Home, Greeneville, Tenn., with burial in Greene Lawn Memory Gardens Greeneville, Tenn. - Mansfield Gazette, January 28, 2009
CULLEN Henry J.
Age 80, of Hudson Street, Bath, NY, died Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at the Bath Veterans Administration Medical Center. He was born in Phillipsburg, NJ, August 31, 1928, the son of John and Bridget Rafferty Cullen. He was a US Army Air Corps Veteran of World War II. He worked for Ingersoll Rand in Phillipsburg, NJ from 1949-1967, transferring to the Painted Post, NY plant in 1967. After his retirement from Ingersoll Rand in 1983, he started his own business, Cullen Compressor Parts and Service until 2008 when he was forced to retire because of illness. He married Dorothy Ann McInerney on May 16, 1953 at St. Joseph's Church in Easton, PA. In 1968, he and his family moved to Bath, NY. Mr. Cullen was a member of St. Mary's Church in Bath, Bath Knights of Columbus Council 5147, Society for Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet and was a Boy Scout leader for many years. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Cullen of Bath; three daughters, Rosemarie (Richard) Weathers of Bath, NY, Theresa (Brian) Markham of Honeoye Falls, NY and Patricia Piccillo of Rochester, NY, his son Patrick (Kelly) Cullen of Cicero, NY; nine grandchildren, Kathleen Kuhnen, Erin Weathers, Jessica Weathers, Megan, Sean, Taryn Cullen, Thomas Markham, Margaret Markham and Jack Markham. He was predeceased by his son, Michael Cullen and sister, Teresa Lucken. A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 10:00 am at St. Mary's Church in Bath with Reverend Marcellinus Uwandu as celebrant assisted by Deacon Dan Slattery. Burial with Military Honors will be held at Bath National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Avenue, Elmira, NY 14901 and the Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/8/2009
DECKER - Ambrose [Bucky] Decker, age 65 of 1 Rue DeLa Fossette, 14520 Port en Bessin, France formerly of Mansfield died on Friday, April 24, 1987 after an extended illness. He was a World War II Veteran. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jacquelyn Decker; mother, Ada Decker of Mansfield; three daughters, Carole Gile of Gainesville, Fla., Corine Pavagean and Cassia Leprieur of France; three grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Dora Rarrick of Horseheads, NY, Mrs. Audrey Tomb of Ellisburg, PA and Mrs. Barbara Keegan of Akron, Ohio; two brothers, Cleo Decker of Oxford, NY and Walter Decker of Jermyn, PA; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held on Wednesday, April 29, 1987 in France. - Wellsboro Gazette, April 29, 1987
DICK Devanna H.
of Davenport Road, Big Flats, NY - Age 87, has returned to his Maker. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Gloria; son, David of Nashua, NH; daughter, April (Ron) Wilson; grandchildren, Melissa and Matthew (Tiffany) Wilson, all local; sisters, India Saintsing, Albra (Jim) Young, Deanna Young; brothers, Darold (Lois), Alton (Astrid), and Mac (Linda), all of Virginia; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Devanna dropped college after Pearl Harbor and enlisted in the US Marines. He served until 1946. He was proud of his South Pacific service in Guadalcanal, New Britain, and New Guinea. A survivor of Bloody Ridge, he served with three Medal of Honor recipients. He worked in heavy construction with Streeter Associates for over 30 years. An avid reader, he also was a prolific photographer. With his wife, he enjoyed camping and mineral collecting. They belonged to many east coast clubs and the Ontario Field Trippers Guild of Canada. They assembled an extensive collection. Their Indian artifacts are destined for SRAC Museum in Waverly. Graduates of Alfred Floriculture. In 1953, they homesteaded in Big Flats, building a home and a large commercial green house. Their acreage became a sanctuary for animals who trusted him. Generations of pets adored him. Before his blindness, he walked the hill daily and trimmed the woods for firewood. A quiet man, he was grateful for a good life. His last days were spent at the Bath VA Nursing Home No. 2. Thank you staff! Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Saturday, January 17, 2009, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held there at the conclusion of the visitation at 4 p.m. Chaplain Linda Leibhart will officiate. The New York State Military Forces Honor Guard will accord Mr. Dick Military Honors following the services. Memorial donations may be directed to the SPCA, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/15/2009
DICKENS Foster M.
86, formerly of 232 Mill St., Westfield, PA, died Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital, Bath, NY. Born April 23, 1923 at Clifton Springs, NY, he was the son of James E. and Harriet McLouth Dickens. He was an Army Veteran of World War II and retired from Newark State Hospital, Newark, NY. He is preceded in death by his wife, the former Dorothy Walters, February 11, 2000; and his daughter, Candace L. Wright, October 6, 1998. He is survived by his son-in-law, Herbert Wright of Addison, NY. There will be no visitation or funeral. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at Port Gibson. H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home of 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/21/2009
DRAKE - Charles G. Drake, 89, of Sayre, PA, died on Thursday, May 21, 2009, at home following an extended illness. He was born on April 5, 1920 in Sayre, PA the son of the late James and Alene Rockwell Drake. Charles graduated from Sayre High School in 1938. He joined the Army in 1942 during World War II. He was in the 10th Armoured Division which played a major role in the historic Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne, Belgium; he earned two purple hearts during his 3 years of service. Charles married Mary "Winnie" Walsh on November 17, 1945 and together they raised six children. He retired from the Sayre Post Office in 1982 after 25 years as a city carrier and 8 years as the RD#2 carrier. Charles enjoyed frequent trips to Las Vegas and spending summers at Keuka Lake, and was a member of the Elks Lodge of Sayre. He is predeceased by his son Robert in 1987, wife Winnie in 1991, brother Roy in 1993, son-in-law Donald Downey in 2000, and sister Esther Hubbard in 2008. He is survived by daughters Karen Downey of Fort Pierce, FL, Joyce Vose (Jeff) of Winter Haven, FL, Eileen Drake of Sayre, PA, Diane Drake of Longmont, CO, son Dale Drake of Rochester, NY, grandsons, Mark Downey of Lake Placid, NY, John Drake of Lawrenceville, PA, great-granddaughters Emma Downey, and Raven Drake, and numerous nieces and nephews. Special thanks to "Charlie's Angels": Kate Fuman, Faye Chandler, Pat, Leed, Sonia Haggerty, Mavis Humphrey, Susan Lewis, Heidi Tuttle, Janice Jones, Johnica Maloney, Nancy Ruck, Cathy Balfour, and Roy Frantz. Their many kindnesses allowed Charlie to spend his final years at home where he was happiest. Friends and family may call on Saturday, May 23, 2009 from 2pm - 4pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral Services will follow at 4pm at the funeral home with the Rev. Linda Rogers from Mercy House Church officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Charles's memory to the: Sayre Public Library, 122 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA 18840
DUNCAN - Arthur W. Duncan. Formerly of Big Flats died on Monday afternoon, November 24, 2008 at his Spencer, NY home in the care of his loving family at the age of 87. Art was born in on August 25, 1921 in Gloucester, MA son of James & Marion CLARK Duncan. He married Vivian SCUDDER on April 3, 1954 in Greensburg, IN they moved to Big Flats where Art was employed by A&P Foods as a chemist for many years until his retirement. In serving his country, He was a WWII Navy Veteran who served from 1942 - 1946 on the U.S.S. LST 325 as a Pharmacists Mate 2nd Class and was Honorably Discharged. Art was involved in many community activities including the Big Flats Rotary Club. Art enjoyed the outdoors and taking road trips with his family. He would greet you with a warm smile a funny laugh and piercing blue eyes. Everyone he would meet was a friend and someone he wanted to get to know. Surviving is his loving wife and companion of 54 years, Vivian Scudder Duncan, Spencer; their daughter, Karen (Harry) Carlsen, Spencer; a sister, Maryline (Charles) Dickman, Gloucester, MA; In addition to his parents, Art was predeceased by his cherished son, Scott A. Duncan and is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Elmira on Saturday, November 29, 2008 between the hours of 1-3 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. with the Reverend Janet Ernisse officiating. Full military honors will be accorded Mr. Duncan following the services. Interment will take place at the families convenience in Chapel Knoll Cemetery, Coopers Plains, NY. Memorial donations may be directed to Lourdes Hospice, 4102 Old Vestal Rd., Vestal, NY 13850 or the Spencer Library, 41 North Main St., Spencer, NY 14883 in Art's memory. Caywood's Funeral Home obit.
FLETCHER Howard E.
Age 84, of Centerville, PA, died Saturday, March 14, 2009, at his residence. He was the loving husband of the late Arlene M. (Campbell) Fletcher who died on October 5, 2006. Howard was born on May 25, 1924 in Smithfield Township, Bradford County, PA. He was the son of the late Edward and Clara (French) Fletcher. Howard served his country in the U.S. Merchant Marines, sailing in both the Atlantic and Pacific Theatres during World War II. He worked for the Hillard Corp. in Elmira, NY until retiring, and attended the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church. He was an avid woodworker and loved to travel. Howard's family includes his sons, Richard (Betty) Fletcher of Bentley Creek, PA, and Donald (Susan) Fletcher of Ulster, PA; his daughters, Linda (John) Kemery of Walland, TN and Renee' Fletcher of Centerville, PA; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; his brother, Edward (Elizabeth) Fletcher of Bentley Creek, PA; and his sister, Iona McCallister of California; along with several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Arlene; and his great-granddaughter, Jessica Dannelly. Family and friends are welcome to gather from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, 2009, at Howard's home, 26 Fletcher Road, Gillett, PA for a time of fellowship and sharing. The Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY has been entrusted with the arrangements. Contributions may be made in Howard's name to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/16/2009
GLAHN - Roger Lewis Glahn passed quietly in Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock, PA, on the morning of March 7, 2009. He was 84 years old. Born on July 30, 1924 in Luzerne, he was the son of William Lewis Glahn and Florence Mae Annear Glahn and the brother of the late Lora Mae Basciano. He graduated from Luzerne High School (Class of ’42) and enlisted in the Navy in 1943. He served in the Atlantic fleet, including participation in the Normandy invasion of WWII. Upon returning from the war in 1946, Roger was on his way to play professional softball in Wisconsin; however, his plans changed when he met Mary Teresa “Tess” Pitz of Lancaster. They married in 1949 and recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. He was a tradesman, a skilled tinsmith for Armstrong World Industries in Lancaster for 42 years until his retirement in 1990. They were residents of Leola, PA from 1953 to 1995, at which time they moved to Lovelton to enjoy retirement. An avid hunter, fisherman and golfer, Roger was a “do-it-yourself” type of guy; a man who built his own homes, fixed his own equipment, who always had time to help a friend or neighbor in need. If you went out to dinner with Roger, you had to fight him to pay the tab, and you would seldom win that battle. He was the guy who always bought a round for everyone at the bar. He was known for a big smile, and a firm and sincere handshake. Roger was a kind and generous man, a great husband, father and grandfather. His family always felt that they came first. In addition to his wife, Tess, Roger is survived by his three children, Georgine of Hanover Township, Roger of Lovelton and Raymond of Ithaca, NY. He had seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 14 at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Stowell. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Tunkhannock SPCA in Roger’s name. Arrangements were made by the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc., 73 West Tioga St., Tunkhannock. RHW. Wylusing Rocket Courier.
GLENN - Dorothy I. Glenn, 93, of Wynnewood, PA, a retired buyer for John Wanamaker, died Thursday, May 9, 2002, at Sauders House in Wynnewood. Before moving to Saunders House a year and a half ago, she resided at the Presbyterain Home for four years and prior to that, she had lived in Movato, CA. Ms. Glenn was born in Rome, but left when she was 13. She worked at Levy Brothers Department Store in New York, until joining the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in January 1943. During World War II, Ms. Glenn served in various posts in the United States until her discharge as a first lieutentant. She was retained by John Wanamaker in New York, as a costume jewelry buyer. Then, she was retained by the military as a civilian, to do all the purchasing for their PX system throughout all of western Europe. In the late 1950's she took a position woth R.H. Macy in San Francisco, CA, where she remained until the early 1960's when she came back east to take the position of costume jewelery buyer for John Wanamaker in Philadelphia. She remained in this position until her retirement in June 1974. Ms. Glenn is survived by two brothers; four sisters, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grand nephews. She is also survived by her good friends Alexis L. Barbiere and David A. Wiley of Philadelphia. Services will be private. Submitted by Reva Wagner. From the Daily Reviw May 23, 2002.
HANSON Carl E. "Swede"
Age 86, was born December 4, 1922 in High Bridge, New Jersey, the son of the late Carl O. and Hulda Hanson, died peacefully at Schuyler Hospital on February 18, 2009. He was predeceased by his son, Dale. Swede is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 62 years, Virginia Hanson; son, Gary and his wife, Debbi Hanson; granddaughter, Bethany Hanson Harbourt and husband, Matthew Harbourt, and granddaughter, Laura Hanson; several nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. Swede served in the Navy for 4 years, a "Plank Owner" of the U.S.S. Intrepid in WWII. He volunteered with the High Bridge Fire Department & Rescue Squad for over 25 years. After his retirement from Thomas J. Lipton Inc., Swede and Virginia moved to Montour Falls where he spent many happy hours working in his wood shop. Friends are invited to a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 22, 2009, at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 No. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY. Donations in Swede's memory can be directed to the Schuyler Health Foundation, P.O. Box 828, Montour Falls, NY 14865. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/20/2009
HARRIS Edward W. Sr. "Ed" "Pops"
Age 89, of Elmira, NY, died on Thursday, January 8, 2009, peacefully at home. He is survived by his loving wife of over 50 years, Florence M. Harris; sons and daughters-in-law, Walt and Sue Harris of Elmira, Gene and Lynn Harris of Gillett, PA, Wayne and Barb Harris of Wellsburg, NY; also several grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; sister, Betty; brother, Clifford Harris; and several nieces and nephews. Ed was a United States Army Veteran of WWII having served in Okinawa, Japan. He retired from the Remington Rand after 30 years of service and then went to work for the Elmira City School District Bus Garage where he retired as a mechanic. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, on Sunday, January 11, 2009, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there Sunday at 3:00 p.m., Pastor Gary Mammarello will officiate. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/9/2009
HOODAK - Stephen Hoodak Jr., age 80, of Mildred, Pa., died on Thursday, March 12, 2009 at the Highlands Care Center in Laporte, Pa. Steve was born in Lopez, Pa. on Dec. 26, 1928, a son of the late Stephen & Sophia Vanesko Hoodak Sr. Steve served in the U.S. Army in World War II. He married the former Mary Trapani of Mildred on June 16, 1951 and she predeceased him on Dec. 28, 1995 after 45 years of marriage. Steve was the parts manager for Dushore Auto Parts for many years and retired from there in 1993. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Mildred, Pa., and a member of McDermott Post No. 452 American Legion, AJ Bird Memorial Post No. 384 V.F.W., New Albany, White Ash Land Association and the Consolidated Sportsmen's Association. Steve was a loving son, husband, father and grandfather, and enjoyed hunting and fishing, playing darts, gardening, and being with his friends. Surviving are: a son, Michael (Amanda) Hoodak of Mildred, Pa.; a daughter, Mary Lou (Dean) Williams of Advance, N.C.; three brothers, Nicholas (Terry) Hoodak of Yardley, Pa., John (Margaret) Hoodak of Dushore, Pa., Gordon (Sandra) Hoodak of Sinking Springs, Pa.; three sisters, Marion Franco of Seattle, Wash., Gloria (Eugene) Weisbrod of Lopez, Pa., Helen (Joseph) Silver of Carlisle, Pa.; brother-in-law, Sebastian (Ann) Trapani of Dallas, Pa.; five grandchildren, Bobbi Jean (Hoodak) Case, Jessica Hoodak, Stephen Hoodak IV, Zachery Williams and Emily Williams; four great-grandchildren, Colt, Destiny, Lilly and Quinn Case and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sons, Joseph in 1987 and Stephen III in 2004. A Transferal Service will be held on Monday, March 16, 2009 at 10 a.m. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, his pastor, presiding. Interment will be in the adjoining parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Homer Funeral Home on Sunday from 2 to 4 P.M. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Military Graveside Services will be accorded by members of McDermott Post 452 American Legion, Mildred, Pa. Members are asked to assemble and pass in review on Sunday evening at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. - Towanda Daily Review, 13 March 2009
95, of Gaines, PA, died Friday, May 22, 2009, at the Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Born June 3, 1913 in Carter Camp, PA, he was a son of the late Eugene and Phoebe Mae (Baker) Hoppe. He was married to the former Dorothy Foster, who predeceased him on January 9, 2002. Mr. Hoppe was a veteran, having served in the United States Army during World War II. He worked at the Westfield Tannery, and then for Fontonella Construction, and retired as the caretaker for the Galeton Cemetery Association in 2000. Erwin greatly enjoyed hunting and fishing. Surviving are a son, Junior E. (Nancy) Foster, Gaines; a daughter, Mabel L. (Earl) Short, Gaines; three brothers, Robert (Mary) Hoppe, Harrison Valley, PA, Fred Hoppe, Sabinsville, PA, and Herman (Nancy) Hoppe, Stanton, VA; a sister, Ethel Hoppe, Carter Camp; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and his parents, Erwin was predeceased by a son, William Foster; three brothers, Howard, Carl and Donald; and four sisters, Edna, Clara, Velma and Helen. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton on Monday, May 25, 2009, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, May 26, 2009, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. with a Funeral Service following at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. David K. Shultz will officiate. Interment will be in West Hill Cemetery. Military Rites will be accorded by the Potter County Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gale Hose Ambulance Association. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/23/2009
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Of Elmira, NY - died early Sunday morning, April 19, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital with his loving granddaughters, Jennie Keller and Laura Keller-Huffman by his side at the age of 93. Bob was born in Moosic, PA on October 29, 1915. Bob was a devoted father, "Papa", grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather and he did his best for all; he even helped raise, with Bessie, their granddaughter, Jennie. He was also there without question to help with his great-grandchildren, Jessica, Amanda, and Hannah. Bob is predeceased by his loving and devoted wife of 49 years, Bessie, in December 1992. He is also predeceased by his parents, Ellen "Nellie" Gale and Glen Keller; brothers, Frank and Edward Keller; sisters, Alma Herron and Della Swank. Bob was very proud of his time in Boy Scouts winning many awards including Camper of the year at summer camp. He enjoyed many summers on Pecks Pond just outside Honesdale, PA, fishing from his wooden boat for Pickerel and just enjoying the Pocono Mt. area. He also enjoyed hunting and was a member of the Knights of Malta in Scranton. Bob was employed with the Erie Railroad from 1940 to October 31, 1978. He started his career on the railroad in the Dunmore cars shops in Scranton, PA, spent some time at the Buffalo yards during WWII and went back to Scranton where he worked until Hurricane Hazel destroyed the Dunmore shops. He then came to Elmira where he finished his career under the Erie Railroad retiring from Conrail in Elmira. After retiring from the railroad, Bob was a crossing guard at Hendy Avenue Elementary School for many years. He knew this was one way to get closer to his grandchildren and their friends. In his later years, Bob will be remembered as the friendly "Grandpa" on the scooter watching everyone go by and offering a Hello to anyone who would listen in Teal Park in Horseheads. His great love was the time he spent as a member of the Free Masons. Bob was past master of Union Lodge Elmira and also a Scottish Rite member at the Corning consistory. Bob was a brilliant man, be it politics, religion, history, math or most any other subject, he was never at a loss for words or an opinion right up until the end. Bob is survived by four sons, including Bobby (Penny) Keller of Elmira and Alan (Sally) Keller of Colorado, and Barry (Pat) and Jay (Hazel); and one daughter. He survived by his niece, Alma Herron from Clark- Summit, PA. He is also survived by ten grandchildren, Chris, Scott, Laura, Jennie, Joey, Traci, Matt, Mark, Joel, and Adam; 20 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter. The family would like to offer a special thank you to Donny Simpson who was there for Bob for many years and helped to care for him. Without him we may not have had him as long as we have. Thank you Donny. At Bob's request, there will be no services. Those wishing may make contributions to the charity of one's choice. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/22/2009
KELLY - Bernard V. Kelly, 89, [SRGP 83662] died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007. Born in Elmira, NY, Bernie was raised by his grandparents at the family home in Mansfield. He attended Mansfield University before joining the United States Air Force where he was commissioned as a B25 pilot and flight instructor. Following military service he obtained a degree in aeronautical engineering from Spartan Aeronautics Institute and a bachelor of arts degree in business from Sanford. During his career in aeronautics and missiles he and his family lived in Okinawa, Italy, Louisiana, Florida, Ohio, Washington State, Colorado and Alabama. Bernie was an avid sportsman. He was inducted in the Tioga County Sports Hall of Fame in 1991 for playing basketball, soccer, and baseball in high school and college; for playing AA pro baseball; and for coaching Little League baseball for many years. He was the Alabama State Veterans Trapp Shooting Champion in 1986 and the Singles Champion D in 1990. He enjoyed boating, woodworking and was a Girl Scout volunteer for many years. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carol Kelly; son, Michael and wife, Sandra of Melbourne, Fla.; three grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Visitation was from 3 - 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14 at Laughlin Service Funeral Home. A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday at Huntsville Memory Gardens [Alabama]. Paul Van Manen officiated the service. Memorial may be made to the Girl Scouts of North Alabama. - Mansfield Gazette, October 17, 2007
KELLY John Joseph "Jack"
Age 82, of Blossburg, PA, died Thursday, December 18, 2008, at his home surrounded by his loving children. Jack was born February 18, 1926 in Philadelphia, PA, a son of John Joseph and Marion Gladys (Lucas) Kelly. He was owner and operator of the Blossburg Meat Market from 1971 to 1979. He enjoyed spending time as a young man in Wildwood, NJ at his parents' summer home. Jack was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, the Merchant Marines, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. Army, serving during WWII and the Korean War. He was a recipient of the National Defense Medal. As a Merchant Marine, he served on the American Sun Vessel, The Texas Sun, and the U.S. Fairfax. After his service, he owned and operated a restaurant in Santa Barbara, CA and also sang at the Cold Springs Tavern. He was a lifetime member of the Theodore Roosevelt Morris Run Legion Post #167. Jack is survived by his loving daughter and caregiver, Barbara Ann Kelly-Watkins and Rodney Wood of Blossburg, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, Donnie Jackson of Lawrenceville, PA, John "Jack" Joseph and Pam Kelly of Blossburg, PA, Michael Patrick and Mary Kay Kelly of Hanover, PA, Russell Barnes and Sue Kelly of Canton, PA, Robert Francis and Renee Kelly of Blossburg, PA, and William Dean and Dawn Kelly of West Warwick, RI; a brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Helen Ann Kelly of Pottstown, PA; a sister and brother-in-law, Marion and Robert McCann of Phoenixville, PA; grandchildren, Elizabeth Watkins and friend, Jeremy Vlajic, Patrick and Allison Watkins, Amber Marie Jackson, Luke and Shane Kelly, Kayla and Rachel Kelly, Cassie and Kylie Kelly, Caleb, Tristin and Sara Kelly, Ethan and Colin Kelly; one great-grandson, Chandler John Vlajic; special friends, Jane and Jacob Becker. Jack was predeceased by his parents and three sisters, Cecilia, Nancy and Alice. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, December 22, 2008, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home immediately following the viewing at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Dean Edwards officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Jack's memory to the Blossburg Wrestling Club, 147 East Creek Rd., Blossburg, PA 16912. Published in the Star-Gazette from 12/19/2008 - 12/20/2008
KNAPP Leonard "Buzz"
92, of Watkins Glen, died at Schuyler Hospital on March 31, 2009. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Lola Smith Knapp; son, Leonard D. Knapp; daughter, Linda McIntyre; granddaughter, Laurel McIntyre; sister, Helen Huey; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Captain Leonard and Veronica Murphy Knapp; brother, Charles Knapp; sister, Stella Ormsbee; and son-in-law, Richard McIntyre. A graduate of Watkins Glen High School, he served in WWII as a Navy Sea-Bee; a machinist at Shepard Niles, including a term as Union president, retiring after 39 years; a 50 year member of the First Presbyterian Church of Watkins Glen, serving as Elder and Deacon numerous times; past president of Seneca Santa; an honored member of the Improved Order of Redmen; WG Volunteer Fireman and Schuyler County Ambulance transfer driver. He also volunteered with Meals on Wheels and the Chamber of Commerce. He was chosen the Schuyler County Volunteer of the Year in 1981. He enjoyed sharing his life's memories, wood working, tractors and trucks, square dancing, and concerts in Lafayette Park. A celebration of his life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, Watkins Glen, on Friday, April 3, at 11:00 a.m. Memorials to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/1/2009
MARPLE Rowland A. "Ken" Marple, 91, [SRGP 11387] died on Thursday, March 18, 2010. He was born on Sept. 6, 1918, in Philadelphia, Pa., a son of the late Grant and Edith (WILLEAMS) Marple. Ken served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a radioman/navigator on a PBY Catalina. He was married to the late Marie (BOLF) Marple, who died on May 11, 1984. He attended the Austinville Union Church, Troy, Pa., and the Village Church, Dunnellon, Fla. He was formerly employed by RCA Research Laboratories, Princeton, N.J., was a building contractor in Princeton, N.J., owner/operator of Marple Appliance of Princeton Junction, N.J., dairy farmer in Roseville, Pa., supervisor for Westinghouse in Horseheads, N.Y. until he retired and moved to Florida with his wife in 1975. He loved to read most of his life, often completing a book in a day or two. Ken was a self-educated man and enjoyed boating and doing woodwork. He is survived by: four sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Gloria of Troy, Pa., Robert and Stasia of Portsmouth, N.H., Jack of Avon, Ohio, and George and Kelly of Greensboro, N.C.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marie and Robert Henninger of Mansfield, Pa., and Edie and Ronald Hulslander of Hatfield, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two sisters, Ruth and Mary. Friends may call from 1:30-3 p.m. on Sunday, March 21, 2010, at the Wilston Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. John Shypulefski officiating. Interment will be in Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens, Ocala, Fla. Memorial contributions may be made to the Austinville Union Church, RR1 Box 368, Troy, PA 16947. March 19, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
MILLER - Lt. Col. Frank Shaw Miller, USAF (Ret.) died peacefully on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, DE. Born on May 26, 1918 in the Bronx, New York City, NY, he was the son of U.S. Naval Communications Officer Frank Saxe Miller and Violet Shaw Miller. His family moved from the Bronx to a farm outside of Wyalusing, PA when he was a child, and then later to a home in the town of Wyalusing. He played the trombone in the school band, and was an avid runner, excelling in track. He graduated from Wyalusing H.S. in 1936, and attended Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, then the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT, as well as Drexel Institute. As a teenager and young man, he spent much time enjoying, building and flying model airplanes. He was able to transfer his love of planes and flying to a career in the U.S. Air Force. He became an aviation cadet in November 1941, and in 1942 became a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army Air Corps with a pilot rating. He trained for combat in the Martin B-26 bomber at Barksdale Field in Shreveport, LA. He flew 40 combat missions with the 442nd Bombardment Squadron of the 320th Bombardment Group while in North Africa and Sardinia during WWII. His assignments after the war included Flight Instructor at Selfridge Field in Michigan, Flying Safety Officer at Shaw Field in SC, Commandant of the FEAF Aircraft Specialist School at Yokota Air Base in Japan, and Operations Officer at the Air Force Base in Keflavik, Iceland. He trained and served at many other locations, and received a number of awards throughout his career, including the Air Medal with six oak leaf clusters, the WWII Victory Medal and the Air Force Longevity Service Award with four bronze oak leaf clusters. While stationed in Okinawa in the 1950s, Frank met and fell in love with Joan Woodman, an American schoolteacher. They were married on April 13, 1957 in Okinawa. The Millers moved to Dover, DE in 1958 where he became AACS Squadron Commander at Dover AFB. His three children were all born in Dover. He retired from the Air Force in 1963, and the family moved to Rockville, MD. He then began a 20+ year career with the National Park Service in Washington, DC. He worked as a Park Guide and then a Supervisory Park Guide, often giving lectures and tours at the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial. He was fascinated by the life of Thomas Jefferson, and attended training at Monticello, as well as a variety of other trainings throughout his career with the NPS. He later served as a Budget Analyst for a several years before he retired in late 1984. A retirement celebration was held in his honor at Ford’s Theater in Washington, DC. In later years, Mr. Miller was very much involved in the lives of his three children and his grandchildren. He was an exceptional photographer and enjoyed traveling and camping, spending many vacations trailer camping with his family. Frank and Joan moved to Rehoboth Beach, DE in 2002. Frank had many friends, neighbors and relatives who loved him dearly and will miss him. He was predeceased by his parents, two sisters and a brother. He is survived by his wife, Joan Woodman Miller; his children, Kevin Miller of Camp Hill, PA, Maureen Miller of Germantown, MD and Alan Miller of New Market, MD; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A viewing will be held at Parsell Funeral Home in Lewes, DE on Friday, May 1 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 2 at 2 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church in Rehoboth Beach, DE. A burial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 4 at the Sussex Veteran’s Cemetery in Millsboro, DE. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Delaware Valley Chapter, P.O. Box 625, Georgetown, DE 19947. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, April 30, 2009
PERSONIUS Bruce J. "Jake", Sr.
Age 86, of Townsend Avenue in Corning, NY, surrendered peacefully into the arms of God on Thursday, March 12, 2009, after a courageous battle with cancer. Jake was born on February 2, 1923, the son of Bruce and Madeline Personius. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Margaret Durkin Personius; children, Ann Jellison of Elmira, Bruce Jr. (Susan) Personius of Caton, Margaret Personius of Elmira, Stephen Personius of Corning, Christine (Bruce) Earl of Painted Post, Mary Kay (Timothy) Dutcher of Corning, Michael (Linda) Personius of Horseheads, John (Paula) Personius of Caton, Jennifer Personius of Pine Valley; one sister, Dorothy Batchelder of Painted Post; and dear friend, Edward Kuehner of Corning. Jake was a proud Papa to 14 grandchildren, Melanie and Christopher Jellison, Daniel and Mark Personius, Amber and Jessica Earl, Jacob and Brittany Personius, Bridgett Little, Conner and Carley Personius, Ryan, Lorrie, and Elly Dutcher; one great-grandson, Isaiah Personius. He was preceded in death by ten other siblings, Donald, Jerry, Bob, Paul, Francis, Florence, Imogine, Pauleen, Vera, and Vonda. Jake was a veteran of World War II. He worked for Conrail and Corning Incorporated where he retired in 1985 with 35 years of service. You could often find Jake riding his bike or walking the Painted Post bike trail. Jake was a man of integrity with a big heart. He will long be remembered for his gentle demeanor, unique sense of humor and unending loyalty to family. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, March 15th, from 1-4 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, March 16th, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Vincent De Paul Church, 222 Dodge Avenue in Corning. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Corning. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bruce's name to either Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or to American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, NY 14609-5896.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/13/2009
PRESTON Herman Jay
Age 92, born July 6, 1916, passed on at noon on May 5, 2009. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Florence Christman Preston; a brother, Arthur and his wife, Arlene Preston; sister, Faith Miles; four children, Jackie Price of St. Mathews, SC, Allen and his wife, Judy Preston of Poughkeepsie, NY, Sally Herrington of St. Mathews, SC, and Jerome Preston of Dansville, NY; nine grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 8 ½ great-great-grandchildren, plus many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Ada Cortwright. Herman served in the US Army during WWII, retired from the NY telephone company in 1971, was a member of the American Legion, The Moose and served as a volunteer fireman. He is remembered for his great sense of humor, love of hunting and fishing, homes that he remodeled or built, his mechanical creations and dedication to his wife and family. In honoring his last wishes, a family only service will be held on Saturday, May 9th. At his request, there will be a celebration at the Horseheads Elks Club on Hickory Grove Road from 1:00 p.m. till 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2009. Friends are invited to come and participate in the celebration of his life. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/8/2009
RATHBUN Henry Tompkins "Duffy"
A founding partner of the Washington law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, who bred and raced thoroughbreds with his wife, Sheilah, died March 19, in Cape Coral, Florida, from complications following a heart attack. He was 87. A native of Elmira, New York, he graduated from Amherst College and served on a Navy destroyer escort in World War II. At the University of Virginia Law School, he was on the law review but jeopardized his high class ranking by skipping his last classes to go to the races at Charles Town, WV, on a blind date where he met his future wife. In 1963 the couple bought a 30-acre farm near Middleburg, VA where they maintained a small broodmare band. They bred and raced stakes winners, Worrisome Thing, Miss Otis and Shiny Sheet; Rathbun also raced an occasional steeplechaser and was a regular at the Saratoga races each summer. His trainers included A. Ridgely White, Timothy White, Dick Small, Tom Voss, Ian Balding, Charles Hadry, Jr., and his son, Gordon Rathbun. Rathbun also collected sporting art and was a supporter of the National Sporting Library in Middleburg. He is survived by his children, Gordon Forester Rathbun of Middleburg, Jennie Henry Rathbun of Arlington, MA, and Sheila Rathbun Benfey of Amherst, MA; and two grandsons, Thomas and Nicholas Benfey of Amherst MA. A Memorial Service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church in Upperville, VA, May 9, at 11:00 a.m. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/7/2009
REINHART Roger E.
Age 85, of Montour Falls, died Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at Schuyler Hospital. Roger was the 8th of 10 children, born to Turah Brackney and Herman Reinhart in Wapakoneta, Ohio. He is survived by his daughter Patricia Reinhart; grandson Kyle Tuttle, his wife Ann and their 2 children, Haley and Adam, all of Watkins Glen; granddaughter Kelley Ellison and her sons Erik and Gregory of Dundee, NY; his brother Paul Reinhart and sister Maxine Cochran, both of Ohio. Roger is also survived by his dear friend and companion of 16 years, Arlene Dann; along with her two daughters, Kathy and Karen; and her grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Patricia, who died in 1987. His military career extended for 12 plus years. He entered the US Army Air Corps in February of 1942; serving in Europe, Africa, China, Alaska and Cuba. He was a Radio Operator and Gunner-credited with 50 missions on a B-17 in 1943. He also flew many missions during the Berlin Airlift. Roger earned the Air Medal with 9 Oakleaf clusters and was decorated by the Chinese National Government. He also received a Purple Heart and 4 battle stars on his Victory Medal. He became a regular Army Master Sergeant in 1944. Along with his wife Pat and daughter Patty, he served at Furstenfeldbruck Air Base in Starnberg, Germany from 1949 until 1952, when he started service at Sampson AFB. In 1954 Roger entered into partnership with Malcolm Currie and purchased the Watkins Review newspaper. They acquired The Daily News in 1959 and the Watkins Express in 1964, jointly operating the business until 1987. Roger was an active member of the Watkins Glen Chamber of Commerce and a major force in the formation of the Schuyler County Chamber of Commerce. He became President and served more than 40 years as a Director. He held memberships in the Glen Elks, Montour Moose Club, he was a charter member of the Watkins Glen Golf Club, the Watkins Glen Rotary Club, Watkins-Montour Lions Club, the National War Plane Museum in Big Flats, Montour Falls Yacht Club, and Mechanics Club. He was also a Director of the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Corp. and a Director of the NY State Press Association. After retiring from newspaper publishing, he became the Public Information Director of Schuyler Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Memorial Arbor Program at the Watkins Glen Golf Course or Friends of Watkins Library (F.O.W.L.) in Roger's name. The family will receive friends at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Saturday, (March 14) from 1-3pm; with a celebration of his life to follow. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/11/2009
ROBBINS Joseph (Bud)
82, formerly of Elmira, died unexpectedly on January 31, 2009. Born December 2, l926, the son of Jack and Leonie Robbins, he was a 1944 graduate of Southside High School. Bud was a WWII veteran and a retired school teacher. He is survived by his sister, Dorie Lurie, FL; and his niece, Judi Gorski (Stephen); and Justin Gorski. A celebration of Bud's life is planned on Sunday, February 22, 2009, at the War Memorial Veterans Building in San Francisco for Bud's relatives and friends. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/15/2009
ROCKWELL Robert Fay Jr.
Robert Fay Rockwell, Jr., founder of The Rockwell Museum in Corning, NY, died Friday, April 17, 2009, at his home on West Third Street in Corning. He was 97. Born in Bradford, PA on November 8, 1911, Bob was the son of the late Robert Fay Rockwell, Sr. and Aileen Miller. He married Hertha Godley in Corning, NY on December 29th, 1941. She predeceased him in October, 2004. Bob graduated from Paonia High School in Paonia, CO. He attended Whittier College in CA, and then graduated from Stanford University in 1933. Bob served with the U.S. Navy during World War II, serving in North Africa. A resident of Corning since 1933, Bob owned and operated The Rockwell Company and the Carder Steuben Glass Shop until his retirement in 2005. He and his wife were members of Christ Episcopal Church of Corning. Bob was also a member of the Corning Museum of Glass, Spencer Crest Nature Center, Corning Rotary Club, the Corning Chamber of Commerce, The Rockwell Museum and the Horse Vigilante Society. He was a former member of the American Legion and VFW. Bob was a member of the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, a member of the Buffalo Bill Historical Society, Corning-Painted Post Historical Society, and the Salvation Army. He served as President of the Corning Rotary Club and of the Corning Chamber of Commerce. Bob received many awards and honors during his life, including the Paul Harris Fellowship Award from Corning Rotary Club; Trustee of the National Cowboy Hall of Fame; Steuben County Hall of Fame; Honorary Juris Doctor degree from Whittier College; Distinguished Service Award from Five Rivers Council of Boy Scouts of America; John Eberenz Enterprise Award; Spencer Crest Nature Center Conservator Award; Trustee of the Corning Museum of Glass; Humanitarian Award from American Red Cross; Honorary Rotarian Award; Bob Scriver's Award for outstanding contributions to western art; Congressional Proclamation from U.S. Representative Eric Massa; Bob Rockwell Day from the City of Corning (also given the key to the city); Judge at "Arts in the Park", Jackson, Wyoming; Salvation Army Others Award; Trustee and later Trustee Emeritus of The Rockwell Museum of Western Art. He is survived by one daughter, Sandra (Donn) Herron of La Habra Heights, CA; and by one son, Robert Rockwell III of Corning, NY; granddaughter, Sara Rockwell of Corning, NY; granddaughter, Christine Herron of La Habra Heights, CA; great-granddaughter, Katelyn Cervoni of Corning, NY; nephew, Dan Rockwell of Crawford, CO; niece, Kay Dunlap of Cleveland Heights, OH; niece, Patricia Nelson of Houston, TX; and nephew, Hud Dunlap of Dallas, TX. Robert was predeceased by one brother, Wilson Rockwell; and by daughter-in-law, Marie Rockwell. Friends are invited to call at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning on Thursday, April 23rd, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., and on Friday, April 24th, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 25th, at 2:00 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, Corning, NY with Reverend Kit Tobin officiating. Burial will be at Hope Cemetery Annex in Corning. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to: Spencer Crest Nature Center, P.O. Box 22, Corning, NY 14830 (please designate "Restricted Fund" in the memo section); Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830; Chemung County Humane Society, 2435 State Rt. 352, Elmira, NY 14903; Rockwell Museum, Curatorial Fund, 111 Cedar St., Corning, NY 14830; or to a charity of one's choice. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/21/2009
ROOT - The spirit of Leon Root was set free Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at his home on McInroy Street, Wellsboro, surrounded by three generations of those who loved him dearly. He was born June 8, 1925 in Galeton, the son of Arthur Leon and Mary Roseanna Umpstead Root. He was the last remaining and youngest of four children: Elihu Root, Leona Gilbert, Madeline Wetherbee. He served in World War II and traveled throughout England, France, Germany and Belgium as a medic in the United States Army. Leon married the former Katharine Constantina Vaganos in September 1948. They are the parents of Lisa, Tana, Kathy and Leon, Jr. Dad was an adventurer who loved to travel but remained devoted to Pine Creek his entire life. He developed a great love for Greece and together, our parents made many trips. Dad worked for Ingersoll-Rand in Painted Post, NY, retiring in 1985. He lost a beloved grandson, Kaleb, in 1993. He leaves behind a rich legacy of music, humor and wonderful memories, as well as grandchildren, Chad Dodge, Miguel Dodge, Lee Root III, Karl Gunderson, Jr., Chris Root, Gretchen Gunderson, Koury and Jessa Dodge, SanBee Blair, Tony Blair, Vinnie Mignano, Joey Mignano, Masha Root, Annie Root; and nine great grandchildren. There will be a viewing on Thursday, March 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral service will follow at 8 p.m. with Rev. Gregory P. Hinton officiating. - Mansfield Gazette, March 21, 2007
ROSS Harold C.
Age 87, of Gaines, PA, died Sunday, April 12, 2009, at home after a courageous battle with cancer. Born November 8, 1921, in Fairview Twp., York County, PA, he was a son of the late Harvey J., Sr. and Nellie P. (Anderson) Ross. He was married to the former Bettie J. Mumma, who survives. Mr. Ross was a veteran, having served with the US Army during World War II. After returning from the war, he was employed by the New Cumberland Army Depot, retiring in 1976. He was a life member of the New Cumberland Fire Department and the New Cumberland VFW, a past fire chief of the Fairview Twp. Fire Company, a past Master of the Galeton Masonic Lodge #602, a member of the Coudersport Consistory, the Royal Arch Chapter #263 in Coudersport, the Potter Commandery #69 in Coudersport, and a past member of the Zembo Shrine in Harrisburg, PA. Surviving besides his wife, Bettie Ross; are a son, Bradley E. (Rhonda) Ross, Shermansdale, PA; two daughters, Peggy L. (Richard) Miller, Mechanicsburg, PA, Joanne K. Croumer, Shippensburg, PA; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Rudy and Romaine T. (Donald) Chapman, both of New Cumberland, PA; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Harold Ross, Jr.; and two brothers, Vance R. and Harvey Ross, Jr. A graveside service will be held Thursday, April 16, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at the Rolling Green Memorial Park in Camp Hill, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gale Hose Ambulance Association. Arrangements are entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/14/2009
SABRAN JR., William
Age 84, of Horseheads, NY died peacefully on Wednesday evening, January 14, 2009, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Bill was born on March 20th, 1924, the son of the late William and Julia Hnatko Sabran, Sr. He was employed by Winchester Optical for over 39 years and served his country honorably with the US Army during WWII. He was especially proud of his induction into the Chemung County Sports Hall of Fame in 2007 for his outstanding achievements in athletics while at Edison High School. Bill was predeceased by his wife, Virginia Clark Sabran in 2007; and his brother, Thomas Sabran in 1982. Survivors include his daughters, Vicky Spencer (Henry) of York, PA, Debra Sabran (Rick Briggs) of Corning, NY, and Karen Sabran Martin (Larry Costa) of Tampa, FL; granddaughters, Angela "Sweet Pea" Martin and Margette "Maggie" Hughes; sister-in-law, Josephine Sabran of Port Charlotte, FL; special friends and neighbors, Carolyn Conwell and Bob and Cheryl Kishbaugh; and best friends, Peggy and Bob Jensen. The Sabran family would also like to mention all of Bill's special doctors and caregivers, especially Dr. Greenburg, Dr. Becker, Dr. Riley, Dr. Mazza, Dr. Waheed, and Dr. Chrzanowski; the nurses and staff at the Ivy Building Dialysis Center, and the Wound Care Clinic, and the nurses, aides and staff at Arnot Odgen units 4B and 4D. It was Bill's request that there be no formal calling hours or ceremony. Arrangements are entrusted to Sullivan's Funeral Home, Horseheads, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette from 1/17/2009 - 1/18/2009
|FRANK JOSEPH SATTUR
Frank Joseph Sattur, age 70, of Wellsboro was found dead in his hotel room at the Penn Wells Hotel, Sunday, February 20th at 12:15 pm. The maid at the hotel had tried unsuccessfully the previous day to get Mr. Sattur to answer her knock at the door. The following day there was no answer either. The hotel desk clerk notified the local police station and upon investigation of the room, Mr. Sattur was found dead, slumped on the bathroom floor, presumably of natural causes.
SEYBOLT George O.
Age 83, formerly of Hammondsport, NY, died Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at The Falls Home in Montour Falls, NY. George was born November 6, 1925 in Bath, NY, the son of the late George W. and Ruth Kendall Seybolt. He graduated from Dundee Central School in 1943. He proudly served from 1944 to 1946 in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his honorable service. On October 19, 1950, in the Altay Baptist Church, he married the former Winifred A. Lyle. A carpenter building houses by trade, he was a member of Carpenters Union 85 of Rochester, NY, and had worked for Streeter's Construction, as well as many other general contractors, retiring in 1990. Mr. Seybolt was a member and Past Master of the Lamoka Masonic Lodge 463 F&AM of Tyrone, the Wayne American Legion Meade-Price Post 1208, and was a former Boy Scout Master in Altay. In his spare time, he enjoyed reading and watching TV from his recliner but, given the chance, he always welcomed his friends and valued their company. He is loved and will be dearly missed by his wife of 58 years, Winifred A. Seybolt; three daughters, Pamela J. (Marvin) Switzer of Rock Stream, NY, Wendy M. (John) Schoonover of Wellsville, NY, Lynette (Timothy) Bauer of Wayne, NY; four grandchildren, Wesley (Angela) Bauer, Jason Switzer, Seth Bauer, Jamie (Kevin) Rumsey; a great-granddaughter, Jadyn L. Bauer; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, June Adler; and two brothers, Fred and Kendall Seybolt. Honoring his wishes, there will be no prior calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday (May 17) at the Altay Baptist Church, with Pastor Evelyn Emerson officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Altay Baptist Church, 4289 Six Corners Rd., Dundee, NY 14837. Arrangements are by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/15/2009
SMITH - Howard J. Smith, 81, of Mansfield, died Monday, March 19, 2007 in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. He was the husband of Audrey Birtley Smith. Howard was born Aug. 5, 1925 in Bloomsburg, the son of Howard and Margaret Angus Smith. Howard was employed as a general foremen for Penelec for 31 years. He served with the United States Marines during World War II and received the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts in the Battle of Peleliu. Howard was a member of the Tioga Valley Saddle Club, the Lambs Creek Sportsmen's Club, the Mansfield VFW, the National Rifle Association and AARP. In addition to his wife, Audrey, Howard is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Douglas K. Smith of Bayfield, Colo., Curt J. and Stephanie Smith of Leesburg, Va.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Stephanie A. and Roger Rockwell of Sayre, Karen L. Cummings of Concord; five grandchildren, Tiffany, Brandi, Lucas, Danielle, Todd; two great grandchildren, Skylar and Lorenzo, and his little buddy, Sam. Howard was predeceased by his sister, Grayce Riley.
SEABORG - George A. Seaborg, 75, of 508 Fourth Street, Towanda, died Friday morning, Nov. 24, 2000, at his home following an extended illness. George was born Nov. 9, 1925, in Joliet, IL, a son of Charles and Florence Seaborg and was a graduate of Joliet High School. George served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was formely employed by Trans World Airlines as a pilot for many years until his retirement. On October 4, 1954, George married the former Matalie WALIK. He was recently preceded in death by his wife, Natalie, on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000. He was a member of the A.L.P.A. and the Flemington, NJ LIons club. Surviving are: daughters and sons-in-law: Sandra and David THOMAS of San Diego, CA, and Cynthia and Richard HUMPHRIES of Elfrida, AZ; a son: Robert SEABORG of Newton , TN; two granddaughters: Morgan and Sarah HUMPHRIES of Elfida, AZ; several neices, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Glen and Fred SEABORG and by two sisters, Edna REVELS and Mary KRAPH. A memorial servie for both George A. and Natalie WALIK SEABORG will be held Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, with the Rev. Michael HUGHES, pastor of the First Presyterian Church, Towanda, officiating. The family suggest that memorial contributions may be directed to Memorial Hospice, 1 Hospital Crive, Towanda, PA 18848 or to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701-3945, or to the charity or orgfanization of one's choice in Mr. and Mrs. Seaborg's memory. Submitted by Reva Wagner from the Daily Review 25 Nov. 2000.
STRAIGHT Ralph H.
Age 95, died on May 20, 2009 at VA Medical Center in Syracuse, NY. Born April 14, 1914 in Marsh Hill, PA, he was raised in Elmira, NY where he lived until moving to Syracuse with his wife in 2005. A veteran of WWII, he served four years in the Air Force/Army Air Corp, mostly stationed in the Philippines and New Guinea. He worked for LeValley McLeod, Inc. for 45 years, retiring in 1979 as Vice President. He was a dedicated member of the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church, of Pine City, NY for over 60 years. Ralph was predeceased by his first wife (Dorothy M.) in 1960, and his second wife (Margaret C.) of 42 years in January, 2009. He is survived by his four daughters, Linda Abbas of Elmhurst, NY, Margaret (Alton) Allen of Jacksonville, FL, Mary (Gerald) Sheehan of West Milford, NJ, Barbara (Danny) Sabatino of Syracuse, NY; sister, Florence (Harry) Wilkins of East Palmyra, NY; two grandsons, Patrick and Conor of West Milford, NJ; sisters- and brother-in law, and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, Tuesday, May 26th, 2009, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held there at 5:00 p.m. with Reverend William Vallet officiating. Family will continue to receive friends at Olthof's until 7:00 p.m. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Ralph's memory to any local food bank. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/24/2009
SULLIVAN John P.
Age 82, of Whitestown, died on Friday, January 2, 2009, at St. Luke's Home after a long illness. He was born on July 3, 1926 in Elmira, NY, the son of Charles H. and Mary Donovan Sullivan. He was married to Regina Schneck on August 18, 1956 at St. Patrick's Church in Elmira; a loving union shared for over 47 years until her death on March 12, 2003. He served as a radioman in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Stickle and in the Siberian region of Russia during World War II. John graduated from St. Bonaventure University and St. John's School of Law. He began his legal career in 1952, first in private practice in Corning and then in Elmira, where he also serviced as a City Court Judge. He was appointed a Workers' Compensation Referee and moved to Binghamton, NY in 1958. In 1961, John was hired by Utica Mutual Insurance Company as the Assistant General Counsel and relocated to Whitestown. He retired from Utica Mutual in 1991 as the company's Corporate Secretary. While at Utica Mutual, he served on the Boards of Directors of Republic Franklin Insurance Company, Utica National Insurance Company of Texas and Underwriter of Utica Lloyds of Texas. He also served as Town Attorney for the Town of Whitestown for many years. He was a communicant and commentator at St. Anne's Church in Whitestown for many years. In addition to his employment, he was also active with the New York State Bar Association and several organizations. He served as Chairman of the Association's Workmen's Compensation Law Division and both wrote and lectured on the topic of worker's compensation for the Association. He also served as Chairman of the New York Special Funds Conservation Committee several years, the Governing Committee of the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board, the Worker's Compensation Committee of the Business Council of New York for many years and the Worker's Compensation Committee of the Alliance of American Insurers. John was a member of several other committees including the Oneida County Ethics Committee. He is survived by his children and their spouses, Gregory and Lynn Sullivan of Rochester, Judith and Mark Kowalczyk of Clinton, and Jeffrey and Elaine Sullivan of Guilderland. Also included are his beloved grandchildren, Nicholas and Matthew Kowalczyk and Jeffrey and Madeline Sullivan. In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by an infant son, Joseph Sullivan; and a sister and brother, Madeline Sullivan and Charles Sullivan, Jr. John was a gentle man with a deep love for his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed golf, the Sunday New York Times and New York City. He was a member of the Yahnandasis Golf Club and the Cornell Club of New York, and a former member of the Skenandoa Golf Club. His family would like to extend a special appreciation to the staffs of St. Luke's Home and the Alterra and Clare Bridge of Clinton for the loving care they gave him during his illness. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated on Monday at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Sacred Heart/St. Mary's, New York Mills. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 2 until 5 p.m. at the Kowalczyk Funeral Home, 284 Main Street, New York Mills. Burial with Military Honors will be held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Alzheimer's Assn. of CNY, 441 West Kirkpatrick Street, Syracuse, NY 13204-1361
Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/4/2009
THEETGE - The Rev. Heramn Theetge, 85, of Sebring, Fl, died MOnday, May 1, 2002 at his residence. He was born Dec. 13, 1916 in Cameron Mills, NY and lived in south Waverly for much of his childhood, graduating from Sayre High School in 1935. He also lived in chemung for 13 years and worked in Elmira at Rose, Kimble and Baxter Hardware before and again after serving in World War II. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, serving in the China Burma India Theater. In 1959, he was called to the ministry. He was a 1965 graduate of Trinity Southern Bible College and Seminary, Mullins, SC and also received an honorary doctorate of Divinity from the school. His first ministry was in Jackson Summitt, PA (near Millerton). He later ministered at the Greenville Baptist Church in North East and McKee Rocks Baptists Church, in a suburb of Pittsburg. After his retirment, he served as interim pastor at churches in Pennsylvania, New York, Wyoming and Illinois. He is survived by his wife, Rachel BRIRNEY), of Sebring; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Bruno Sperduti of Tamarac, FL; granddaughter Lisa Robertson; and great granddsons, Sebastian and Gaberial Robertson. A memorial service was held Monday, May 20, 2002 at Leisure Acres Club House with Dr. James Henry, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Memorials may be directed to First Baptist Church or Life Path Hospice. Arrangements are under the direction of the Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring. Submitted by Reva Wagner from the Daily Review 23 May 2002.
TORRES - Julio Torres, 81, died Sunday, January 11, 2009 at Sycamore Manor Health Center where he lived for the past 4 1/2 years. Julio served in the United States Coast Guard as an American Merchant Marine in oceangoing service during the period of December 7, 1941 to August 15, 1945 of World War II. Julio received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Illinois in June 1967 and went on to earn his Masters of Arts from the School of Social Services at The University of Chicago in June 1970. After which he worked as an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Social Work at Rutgers University through the mid-70's. He spent some time employed by the organization ASPIRA of New York, working with Puerto Rican/Latino youth. Julio retired in 1985 from the field of social work in the Philadelphia area and returned to his birthplace of Vieques, PR where he was very active and wrote for the Vieques Times until being afflicted with Parkinson's Disease. Born July 12, 1927 in Vieques, Puerto Rico, he was the son of the late Julio Torres and Epifania Morales. Julio is survived by his niece and godchild, Ana White of Williamsport and her husband, Peter White, Jr. and their children Salvatore, Giancarlo, Santino and Giovanni White. Also surviving are Julio's sisters Paula Torres of Lebanon, PA; Maria Tavarez of San Antonio, TX; Flora Torres of Brooklyn, NY; and his brother Basil Morales of Warwick, NY. Mr. Torres is also survived by many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews from around the country. Julio was predeceased by his only son Julio (Sonny) Torres. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the viewing at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. The family wishes to express its deep appreciation to the staff at Sycamore Manor Health Center who took the time to take good care of Julio. Memorials can be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation at 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018.- Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 12, 2009
TREADWILL William Boyton Jr.
Age 82, of Painted Post and Seneca Lake in Valois, NY, died Wednesday, May 20, 2009 after a brief battle with cancer, at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center. The family will receive friends at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Saturday, May 30, 2009 from 9-11:00am; a memorial service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home; committal services and military honors will be accorded at Seneca Union Cemetery, Valois. He is survived by his loving companion of 11 years, JoAnn Johnson of Corning; son-in-law Charles Bond, of Painted Post; brother John (Mabel) Treadwell, Leicester, NY; sisters, Mary Blinko of Campbell, Barb Sharpstein of Wilmington, NC, and June Pattel; also several nephews, nieces, and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife Monna, daughter Lisa Ann Bond, and sister Virginia Townsend. Bill loved most in life to fish and hunt on the shores of Seneca Lake and Valois. He worked as a Trouble Shooting Engineer for the Ingersol Rand Company and Dresser Rand Company. He retired in 1989 after 35 years of service. He honorably served his country in WWII with the U.S. Navy Seabee's. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/24/2009
TRICHES Michael P.
Age 90, of Addison, NY died peacefully on Tuesday, February 10, 2009, at Corning Hospital. Michael was born April 27, 1918 to Cesare and Adele Bianco Triches. He served his country with honor for five years, with the rank of Staff Sgt. during WWII in Ireland, Africa and Italy with the US Army, and retired with the US Postal Service RD 1 in Addison after 22 years. Michael was a communicant of St. Catherine's Church, lifetime member of Elks Club No. 1071, and NARFE, Steve New Chapter in Elmira, NY. Preceding Michael in death is his daughter, Carole Michelle Triches. Michael is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 61 years, Sarah (Whitford) Triches of Addison, NY; son, Glenn (Dawn) Triches of DuBois, PA; granddaughter, Jessica (Justin) Stolte of Huston, TX; sister, Lena Newton of Rochester, NY; nephew, John Newton of Rochester, NY; niece, Adele Moore of Rochester, NY; and many friends and loved ones. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Catherine's Church, Addison, NY on Friday, February 13, 2009, at 11 a.m. Rev. Patrick Connor will be the celebrant. Michael will be laid to rest at St. Catherine's Cemetery immediately following with Military Honors. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/12/2009
TUNNEY, Joseph P. In Loving Memory of
of Corning, NY - Age 92, of 33 Sims Avenue and Keuka Lake died Sunday May 10, 2009 at Corning Hospital. He was born October 11, 1916 in Corning, NY the son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Driscoll Tunney. Joe was a graduate of Corning Free Academy, attended Niagara University and graduated from Bentley School of Accounting. He was a Veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II. Joseph and Joan Tonery were married February 14, 1942 in Columbia, SC. She predeceased him July 25, 2005. After his discharge from the Army in 1946, he rejoined his father in the grocery business. In 1949, he and Jon Eberenz combined their respective grocery businesses and formed the Foodmart, the first locally owned supermarket. Located on Market Street, the business grew and expanded. A second store was built on Park Avenue in South Corning and opened in 1956. Mr. Tunney retired in 1969. After his retirement, he and his wife enjoyed summers at their Keuka Lake residence and spent the winter months in Florida, first on the east coast in Ocean Ridge and later on the west coast in Bradenton. They were blessed to have many friends in Florida as well as in the Corning area and enjoyed traveling with and entertaining their friends. No one who knew Joe Tunney could escape knowing his love for golf and cards and for the associated camaraderie. He so looked forward to his next game, to his next round of golf and to the association with his "buddies". His family will be eternally grateful to all of his friends for their involvement in his life. Closest to his heart, however, was his family. He was a singularly supportive and encouraging husband, parent, grandparent, brother and brother-in-law. Never shy about offering advice, he was always the first to offer help and direction. Surviving his Daughter, Susan (Fred) Murray-Goossen of Keuka Lake. Son, John (Michele) Tunney of Corning, NY. Grandchildren, Christine Murray, Kate (Todd) Guerdat, Ben Goossen, Alex Goossen, Caitlin Tunney, Christopher Tunney, Timothy (Amy) Tunney, Ryan Tunney and Cara Tunney. Sister, Elizabeth A. Tunney of Painted Post, NY. Brother, Gene (Nancy) Tunney of Corning, NY. Sisters-in-law, Susan Quimby of Manchester, NH and Doris Tunney of Queensbury, NY. Also several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his Sisters, Anne Thomas and Evelyn Culligan. Brothers, Thomas Tunney, John Tunney and T. William Tunney. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home 216 East First Street, Corning, NY Friday May 15, 2009 from 4-7pm. A Prayer Service will be offered Saturday May 16, 2009 at the funeral home at 9:30am, with A Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10:00am. St. Mary's Church, Corning, NY. Committal Prayers & Interment will follow at the family plot in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY. His family would like to express their deep appreciation to members of the medical community from whom he received wonderful care including the staff at Corning Hospital, Founders Pavilion and Guthrie Medical, particularly Drs. Parken, DuBois and Woglom. He would insist, however, in offering a special thanks to Dr. Robert Douenias for his care and friendship. The Tunney family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Joe's name to: All Saints Academy, 158 State St., Corning, NY 14830 or Corning Hospital Memorial Program, 176 Denison Parkway East, Corning, NY 14830. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/13/2009
TUNNICLIFF Sevelon J. II
Age 90, died Friday, January 9, 2009, at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls, NY. The family will receive friends at Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Monday, January 12, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.; funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home; Rev. Jeffrey S. Tunnicliff officiating; burial at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Odessa, NY with full Military Honors accorded. Born in Watkins, NY on June 12, 1918, the son of the late Sevelon J. and Harriette Tunnicliff; he joined the US Navy and served in the Pacific Theater during WWII. He worked in the plumbing and heating business from 1935 until 1972, when he founded Tunnicliff Plumbing & Heating. He later retired in 1985 when he turned the business over to his son Charles Tunnicliff, who continues to operated the business today. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Gertrude in 1992; also brothers, Robert, Harold and George Tunnicliff; and sister, Mary Tunnicliff. He is survived by children, Sandra (Vern) Chrystler of Owego, Charles Tunnicliff of Watkins Glen, and Mary Lou (Tom) McKinney of Germantown, MD; six granchildren, Thomas Tunnicliff of Corning, Rev. Jeffrey Tunnicliff of Elmira, Sevelon (Stacy) J. Tunnicliff III of Macedon, Karen (Andres) Garay of Germantown, MD, Betsy Warren of Germantown, MD, and Matthew Warren of Corning; two step-grandchildren, Kate Serefine of Odessa, and Abby Wilson of Montour Falls; four great-grandchildren, Jordan Costly, Carolina, Abigail and Nathan Garay; three step great-grandchildren, Christina and Brianna Michielsen, and Nicholas Wilson; sisters, Joyce Tunnicliff of Watkins Glen, Nettie Palmer of Burdett; sister and brother-in-law, Anna Mae Bauman of Watkins Glen, and Robert Pike of Montour Falls; and several nieces and nephews. The Tunnicliff Family would like to express their deepest appreciation to the staff of Seneca View Nursing Home for the generosity and exceptional care for the last two years of our beloved family member. Additionally, the family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to the nurses and Dr. Singh at Schuyler Hospital for their exceptional care for our beloved father and the family the last two weeks. Donations may be made in memory of Sevelons wife Gertrude, to the Alzheimer's Association, 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620 (www.alz-rochesterny.org) or a charity of one's choice. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/11/2009
VIRTUE - Robert Wayne Virtue, Sr., 85, of Tioga, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007. He was born April 13, 1922 in Sadsbury, a son of the late Norman W. and Bertha E. Fennimore Virtue. He was married to Louise Janney on Jan. 3, 1946. Robert served in the United State Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater of operations serving on a destroyer that was involved in 24 engagements during the war and believed in the lucky number 13. He was a member of the American Legion Susquehanna Post 135, Perryville, Md. He was formerly employed by the Chester Water Authority Plant, Nottingham; town supervisor for Perryville, Md., and Avondale, retiring in 1986. He was the owner of RV's Mt. Top Campground, Tioga. Mr. Virtue is survived by his wife, Louise; son, Robert "Wayne" Virtue, Jr., of Tioga; daughter and son-in-law, Linda L. and Donald Cerasuolo of Wilmington, NC; three grandchildren; two brothers, Chester F. Virtue of Little Britain, Harry W. Virtue of Elko, Nev.; sister, Dorothy A. Matlack of Oxford. He was predeceased by two brothers, Harlan N. Virtue and H. Kenneth Virtue. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Dec. 30 at the Russellville Grange at 1 p.m. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. - Mansfield Gazette, December 26, 2007
MIDLAND CITY, AL - Earl Wheeler, of Midland City, AL, died on Wednesday, March 4, 2009. He was 93. Mr. Wheeler was born on July 7, 1915 in Tioga County, PA and was raised in the Southern Tier of New York and the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Southside High School in Elmira, NY in 1933. During WWII, Mr. Wheeler served as a defense contractor on a classified project with the U.S. Navy. He was employed for several years with Remington Rand in Elmira, NY and retired from Jim Walter Corporation as a District Manager in Birmingham, overseeing Alabama, Georgia, and Florida, which was eventually the position that brought him to Dothan. After retiring, Mr. Wheeler went to work with Loftin Equipment Sales and retired after 17 years at 85 years old when the company was sold. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working in his yard in which Mr. Wheeler received an award for the "Yard of the Year" in Midland City. Mr. Wheeler was preceded in death by his parents, Halsey and Sylvia Johns Wheeler; and his brothers, Roy Wheeler and Robert Wheeler. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Mildred Wheeler, Midland City, AL; his children, Jeanette Callaghan, Elmira, NY, James (Joanne) Wheeler, Durham, NC, Jack (Carol) Wheeler, Fassett, PA, Thomas (Virginia) Wheeler, Lewisburg, PA, Donald (Charlene) Wheeler, Lebanon, PA, Judy (Gary) Morseman, Breckenridge, CO, and Gene (Kathleen) Wheeler, Big Flats, NY; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; his brother, Louis Wheeler, Trumansburg, NY; and his sister, Myrtle Lee, Burdett, NY, also survive. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 8, 2009, at 2 p.m. in the Sunset Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gillis Crenshaw officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 2346 W. Main Street, Dothan, AL 36301. Robert Byrd of Sunset Funeral Home, (334) 983-6604, is in charge of arrangements. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/8/2009