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Robert E. Age 91, of Elmira Heights, NY, died Friday, December 9, 2005, at his home. Robert was born in Elmira, NY son of the late John and Bertha (Buckholtze) Appleton. Robert served our country in the United States Army during WWII and was a lifetime member of Elmira Heights American Legion Post #154. Robert retired from Remington Rand in Elmira after many years of service and also retired from L.R.C. Electronics in Horseheads, NY after many years of service. Survivors include special friends, Florence Sechrist, Ray and Leona Mallow and family, Jim and Mary Bush and family and Dorothy Williams. Robert was predeceased by his lifelong friend, Nita Hall. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, December 12, 2005, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. American Legion Post #154 will hold a memorial service at 3:45 p.m., followed by funeral services at 4 p.m. with Rev. Patrick Holder officiating. Interment will take place in Bath National Cemetery with full Military Honors at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Robert's name can be made to the memorial fund at Oakwood United Methodist Church in Elmira Heights or the SPCA.

BEEBE   Nelson D. Age 59, of Speedway, Odessa, NY, died on Thursday, December 1, 2005. Nelson was born on April 30, 1946 in Montour Falls, NY, the son of the late Sydney and Frances Burd Beebe. He is survived by his wife, Constance S. Beebe; sister, Elsie Brewer of Dundee, NY; brothers, Paul Beebe of Odessa, NY, Merton (Gladys) Beebe of Odessa, NY and Guy (Ginger) Beebe of Montour Falls, NY; mother-in-law, Jeanette Slovik of Montour Falls, NY; sister-in-law, Elaine (Tony) Ryan of Rochester, NY; brother-in-law, Stanley (Teri) Slovik of Horseheads, NY; numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Nelson was predeceased by his daughter, Nicole; brothers, Neal and Clyde; sister, Joy; and half-sister, Ione Havens. Mr. Beebe graduated from Ithaca College in 1968 with a degree in Political Science. He earned his Master's Degree from Elmira College in 1972 in Mathematics. Mr. Beebe received the Outstanding Educator Award in May 2002 and also received the Golden Apple Award. He was inducted into the Odessa Montour Central School's Hall of Fame in 2005. Mr. Beebe was an avid reader and, most importantly, he loved his students and Education. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service for Mr. Beebe on Saturday, December 10, 2005, in the Auditorium of the Odessa-Montour Central School at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Mr. Beebe may do so through memorials to the Schuyler County Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 2, Watkins Glen, NY 14891, or to the Odessa Montour Central School Booster Club, College Avenue, Odessa, NY 14869. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Odessa, NY.

BELL   Lisa A. Elmira/Hornell Age 33, of the Hornell area, died Sunday, November 27, 2005, unexpectedly at Frankford Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Born in Hornell, May 15, 1972, the daughter of Ronnie and Mary Clemons Bell, Lisa had attended the St. Paul's Baptist Church in Elmira, and was a volunteer at the Community Children's Center in Elmira. She is survived by her three daughters, Brianna Moore, Latrese Hardy, Ma'Kyia Hardy, all of Hornell; three sisters, Helena Bell of Hornell, Melissa Bell of Hornell, and Carmen Bell of Elmira; one brother, Rodney Bell of Hornell; grandmother, Helen Bell; two nieces, one nephew; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. To send a remembrance, visit www.brownand The family will be present 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Thursday at the Hornell Rehoboth Church, 112 East Avenue, where funeral services will be at the conclusion of calling hours are 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Russell Groves officiating. Burial will be at the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Friendship. Friends may make memorial contributions to the charity of the donor's choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo St., Hornell, NY

CARL   Frank F., Jr. Age 75, of Big Flats, died Tuesday, December 6, 2005 at the Corning Hospital, with his loving wife by his side. Frank was born April 3, 1930, a son of Frank, Sr. and Hazel (Sprague) Carl. He is survived by his wife of 44 years Shelva Gee Carl; children, with their spouses, Jean L. and E. Rick Schonher of Gillett, PA, Cheryl Ann and Ira Catlin of Albany, LA, James B. Carl of Baptist, LA, Regina P. and David Chappell of Raleigh, NC, Elana R. and Benn Williamson of Horseheads; 19 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; mother-in-law Ileane G. Gee of Elmira; sisters and brothers-in-law, Florence E. Montanye of Waverly, Patricia E. and Jack Clark of Cayuta, NY and Edytha B. and Phillip Potter of Tulsa, OK; brother and sister-in-law, William L. and Kyong Carl of Montgomery, AL; special cousin Cora Wassam; along with several nieces, nephews, in-laws and special friends, the Richard Stoddard family. Frank was a U.S. Army veteran serving his country during WWII with special forces in Germany and with the Military Police. He was a former employee of the Star Gazette. Growing up Frank was a member of 4-H and later became a group leader. Frank was a member of the American Legion Post #1612 of Big Flats and a member of the Post Polio Support Group. Along with raising their own children, Frank and Shelva opened their hearts and their home to other children as foster parents. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, on Thursday, December 8, 2005 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held there on Friday, December 9, 2005 at 11:30 a.m. Full military honors will then be accorded at Woodlawn National Cemetery, with interment taking place at Bath National Cemetery. Donations in Frank's memory may be directed to the National Kidney Foundation of Upstate New York, 731 James Street, Syracuse, New York 13203.

CLARK   Robert L. "Bob," Sr. Age 67, of Westfield, PA, died December 16, 2005 at his home. He was past commander of the Knoxville VFW, worked for Sire-Power for over 20 years. Friends may call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, PA, Monday, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. where a memorial service will be conducted following the visitation at 6:30 p.m. Memorial donations may be made directly to the family to help with expenses.

CLOTHIER   Charles R., Jr. Age 58, of Arnot, PA, died Saturday, December 17, 2005, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Charles was born on June 17, 1947 in Philadelphia, PA, the son of Charles R. and Helen (Kahoun) Clothier. He retired from Kimble Glass in September 2005. Charles was a US Army veteran. He was a member of the American Legion in Morris Run, PA, Arnot Sportsmen's Club in Arnot and enjoyed hunting. Charles is survived by a brother, Frank J. Clothier of Arnot, PA; a sister and brother-in-law, Carole and Anthony Spatafore of Mansfield, PA; a niece, Christine (John) Hoffman of Mansfield, PA; a nephew, Frank D. Clothier of Arnot, PA; and a great-nephew, Zachary Hoffman. His parents, a niece, Tracey Spatafore; and a nephew, Anthony Donald Spatafore preceded him in death. In keeping with Charles wishes there will be no services. Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in Charles memory to the Blossburg Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 2, Blossburg, PA 16912.

COBB   Christopher "Chris" L. Age 23, of Seminole, FL, formerly of Westfield, PA, died November 30, 2005 peacefully in his sleep. He was born June 26, 1982 in Upper Darby, FL, the son of William and Rosemary Capobianco Cobb. He was an orthopedic assistant. He is survived by mother, Rosemary Capobianco, Westfield, PA; sister, Laura Patterson, Elmira, NY; brother, Nathan Cobb, Westfield, PA; niece, Haley Patterson; maternal grandmother, Gloria Capobianco, Philadelphia, PA; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; father, William Cobb, Seminole, FL; half sisters, Samantha Cobb, Seminole, FL, Mikela Cobb, Seminole, FL. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, PA, Thursday 7-9 p.m. where funeral services will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Library of the donors choice.

Elizabeth "Betty" Cole Age 83, of Montour Falls, NY, died Friday, December 16, 2005, at Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira, NY. Betty was born in East Troy, PA, the daughter of the late Earl and Rhea Vroman Cole. Betty was a graduate of Elmira Business Institute, Elmira, NY, and a Retiree of Shepard Niles Hoist and Crane Corp., Montour Falls, NY. Mrs. Smith is predeceased by her husband, Roy, "Stub" Smith; and survived by her daughter, Sharon L. Smith of Syracuse, NY; and son, Lauren M. (Donna) Smith of PA; along with four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sister, Norma Jean Millspaugh; and brother, Richard (Mary) Cole; and numerous nieces and nephews. Betty loved life, her, family, and many friends and was so very involved with the Montour Methodist Church, Montour Falls, NY. She was known to be quite fond of card playing with those at Catherine Court and will be dearly missed by all. Calling hours will be held Sunday, December 18, 2005, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee Street, Montour Falls, and her funeral will be held Monday, December 19, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with internment in the Montour Cemetery, Montour Falls.

Francis Age 91, of Lyndonville, VT, died on November 22, 2005. The son of Wesley and Mable Fay Converse, he graduated from the St. Johnsbury, VT, trade school and attended Coyne Electrical School in Chicago. After serving in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII, he moved to Elmira where he resided for 40 years before returning to Vermont. A man of faith and a lover of nature, he was active in Park Church, The Audubon Society, The Elmira Art Club and the Boy Scouts. He was interested in covered bridges and their preservation and became a member in several societies dedicated to those interests. Francis was a retiree of both Bendix and Elmira College. Francis is survived by his wife of 61 years, the former Marjorie Peake; his son, Clay (Jane) of Germany; grandchildren, Karen Kucowski (George) of Wrightstown, NJ, Wendy Converse of Worchester, MA, and Andrew Converse of Albany, NY. He also leaves a dear sister-in-law, Lilla Watson of Lyndonville. A memorial service was held at the South Congregational Church in St. Johnsbury, VT. Memorial gifts may be made to the Vermont Covered Bridge Society, 2 Sugarhill Rd., Underhill, VT 05489.

Edward J. Of Elmira, NY Age 71, entered into rest on Monday, December 12, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was the son of the late Louis and Eliza (Woodworth) Decker Sr. He was also predeceased by his son, Kevin Decker, July 31, 1974; brothers, Howard and John; sisters, Shirley, Helen, Edith, Mildred and Dorothy. His survivors include: children, Lisa (Larry) Dibble of Addison, NY, Kelly (Tammy) Decker also of Addison, NY, Randy (Jenney) Decker of Elmira, NY; sister, Marie Decker of Elmira, NY; Arthur Decker of Elmira, NY; brother and sister-in-law, Louis (Joyce) Decker of Gillett, PA; 11 grandchildren, Tara, Kevin, Lawrence, Cody, Katie, Laci and Sara Dibble, all of Addison, NY, Kayla Marie and Tianna Decker of Addison, NY, Andrew and Kayla Lynn Decker of Elmira, NY; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Edward was formerly employed at Woodlawn Cemetery and Shulman's Salvage Yard. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Friday, December 16, 2005, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Funeral services celebrating his life will be held there following the visitation. John P. Knapp will officiate.

EVANS, Evan J. Evan J. EVANS died this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the family home 463 W. 2nd St., aged 79 years. He is survived by two daughters, Miss Jennie L. EVANS of Elmira and Mrs. Robert Logan of Arnot, PA.; also a sister, Mrs. D. F. Aylesworth of Dunmar, W. Va. The decedent was a member of Hedding Methodist Episcopal Church. The funeral will be announced later. Friends will please omit flowers. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. May 11, 1914. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <>

FISHER   James F. Age 75, of RD. Westfield, PA, died December 5, 2005. He was born August 6, 1930 in Philadelphia, PA. He was a member of the Knoxville VFW, CV. Anglers, a Korean War veteran and was known for his charity. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 West Main St., Westfield, PA, Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Memorial may be given to the Northern Tier Children's Home, PO Box 94, Harrison Valley, PA 16927.

William W. "Bill" Age 68, of Davis Hill Road, Middlebury Center, PA, died December 13, 2005 at the Williamsport Hospital. He was the husband of Wyona Jean Butler Foster. Bill was born August 19, 1937 in Blossburg, PA, the son of the late Dorothy Louise Jennings. He was a heavy equipment operator for Ontario County New York Highway Department for twenty years. Bill was involved in numerous community service organizations, but among his passions were his involvement in the Chatham Township Fire Company, Fair Committee for Ontario County, NY, and the "Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pulls." Surviving are his wife; sons, William J. (Lisa) Foster, St. Petersburg, FL, and Erik W. Foster, Fort Worth, TX; daughters, Brenda L. Werkheiser, Elmira, NY, Kelly (Andy) Daniels, Corona, CA, and Darla (William) Balance, Painted Post, NY; 18 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Junior (Nancy) Foster, Gaines, PA; sister, Mabel (Earl) Short, Gaines, PA. He was predeceased by his wife, Linda L. Foster. Friends and family are invited to Bill's Life Celebration on Saturday, December 17, 2005, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home with the Chatham Township Fire Company, Pastor Orem King and Pastor Daryl Butler officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. If desired, contributions may be made in Bill's memory to the Chatham Township Fire Company, Little Marsh, PA 16950.

Blanche L. Age 90, daughter of the late Charles H. and Sarah Virginia (Jennie) Bucklew Freeland, and widow of the late Charles W. Butler, died December 4, 2005 at Appleridge Retirement Center, Horseheads, NY. Prior to moving to Appleridge, she had resided at Crestwood Village in Toms River, NJ. Surviving Blanche are her son, Charles M .Butler; his wife, Gertrude (Trudy) Butler of Woodhull, NY; grandson, Charles B. Butler and his wife, Dawn Butler; great-grandchildren, Chelsea Lynn Butler and Jarrett George Butler, all of Dundee, NY. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Blanche was a 50+ year member of the American Legion Auxiliary and a 60 + year member of Stewart Chapter #166, Order of the Eastern Star of New Jersey. Blanche was born in Terra Alta, West Virginia and raised in West Virginia and Florida. In 1929 she moved to New Jersey, graduating from High Bridge High School in 1933. Following graduation, Blanche taught night school and then was employed by the JC Johnson Oil Company in Clinton, NJ for 38 years. She also had been the tax collector for Clinton Township in New Jersey. She was married to George W. Butler on August 11th of 1945 and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in August of 1995. George celebrated his 90th birthday in August of 1996 and died on February 4th of 1997. Blanche was also predeceased by her brothers, Howard and Sammy; and sister, Laura. A graveside service will be conducted in the Evergreen Cemetery, Clinton, NJ at a date to be determined. Memorial donations may be made to the Community Reformed Church, 30 Lacey Road, Whiting, NJ 08759.

HALLIDAY   Florence E. Of Elmira, NY Age 85, of West Clinton Street, died peacefully on Wednesday, November 23, 2005, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born May 13, 1920 in Elmira, the daughter of Harry and Edith (Pottinger) Halliday. Her brother, Gordon Halliday; and devoted friend and stepfather, Dr. Ethan Flagg Butler, also predeceased her. Services for Florence will be held privately and at the convenience of family and friends. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to a charity of one's choice in memory of Miss Halliday. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Elmira, NY.

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JOSEPH H. HARMON.  Death of Prominent Wellsboro Architect and Builder
   After a long sickness, Joseph H. Harmon died last Tuesday night at his home on East Avenue in his 79th year. He is survived by his wife, who was formerly Miss Lucy Gaylord, of Covington, and two daughters, Mrs. E. W, Keifer and Mrs. R. M. Houghton, both of this borough. Mr. Harmon waw born in Liberty township, June 18, 1829. In 1871 he moved to Wellsboro and followed the carpenter trade. In after years he became interested in the sash and blind factory at the foot of Main street, which was conducted under the name of Harmon & Borden for several years, but which later merged into the Wellsboro Manufacturing and Building Company. During his active life he was noted for his architectual work, being the designer of our Borough Building and numerous of our handosme residences, noteably F. H. Rockwell's, Mrs. A. J. Nichols', Walter Sherwood's, Jefferson Harrison's and many others.   He was a life long member of the Methodist church, and a member of the I.O.O.F of this boro. Funeral services were held at the house, last Friday afternoon.
William D. Gustin 

HEBER, Mott Mott HEBER, an engineer on the New York Central Railroad, many years, died at the family home, 207 East Erie Av. in Corning, Sunday at 2 a. m. of pneumonia. The decedent was 52 years old and is survived by his widow, four sisters, Mrs. Michael Cahill of Millstone, N. J., Mrs. Michael Driscoll of Ithaca, Mrs. James Fitzpatrick and Miss Martha HEBER, both of Elmira and Simon HEBER of Brooklyn. The decedent was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. The funeral will be held at the family home Wednesday at 9 a. m. and at the St. Patrick Church in corning at 9:30 o'clock. Burial in the St. Patrick cemetery in Corning. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. May 11, 1914. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <>

HUGHES   Raymond A. "Ray" Age 96, of Sayre, PA, died Monday, December 5, 2005, at the Robert Packer Hospital unexpectedly. Friends and family may call Friday, December 9, 2005, from 12 until 2 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Sandy Brandt officiating. Memorial donations may be sent in his memory to the Salvation Army, 314 Elmer Avenue, Sayre, PA 18840, or the Milan United Methodist Church, PO Box 345, Ulster, PA 18850, c/o Milan Church.

HUTCHINGS  Harold Mitchell, Ed.D. Of Putnam, CT, died on December 7, 2005 at Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, after waiting two years for a heart transplant. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Dawn (Shropshire) Hutchings; his children, Timothy and Michele Hutchings, Evan and Kelly Jones, Margot Hutchings and Zachary Hutchings; three grandchildren, Sydney, Hunter and Harper; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was raised in Elmira, NY. Harold was the only child of the late Elmo C. and Margie L. (Herring) Hutchings. Harold received a B.S. in Elementary/Special Education from Mansfield (PA) State University and went on to teach in the Elmira Public Schools. After moving to Massachusetts, he was awarded an M.Ed. and an Ed.D., both in Special Education/Administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Harold worked as a special education administrator throughout his career, beginning with the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, before taking a position with the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Mystic (CT) and the Newington (CT) Children's Hospital. Since 1993, he served as Principal for the Worcester Public Schools at Elm Park, Millbury Street, and the former Greendale School. He also served as the Assistant Dean of the Health and Human Services Department of Quinsigamond Community College. Believing that the best way to improve special education is to prepare the teachers who enter the field, Harold made a lifelong commitment to teaching undergraduate special education classes at several local colleges and universities, including the University of Massachusetts, Westfield State College, Keene (NH) State College and Rhode Island College. Harold also served as a special education consultant to the Massachusetts Department of Education, Maple Valley School, the Franklin County Educational Collaborative, the Hillsboro (NH) Middle School, and the former Belchertown State School. Harold was a member of the National Education Association and the Massachusetts Teachers Association. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 13th at 10:00 a.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 10 Irving Street, Worcester, MA. Friends and family may pay their respects from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, December 12th at the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made to the UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing) Foundation, at 700 North Fourth Street, PO Box 2484, Richmond, VA 23218.

JONES   Jared E. Age 51, of Barnes Hill Rd., Horseheads, died unexpectedly as a result of an automobile accident Sunday, November 27, 2005. His surviving family includes his sons, Matthew Jones of Horseheads, NY, Steven Jones of Elmira; parents, Erwin and Helen (Haflett) Jones of Glen Ave., Elmira, NY; brothers and sister, Rosellen (Robert) Burgdorf of Rochester, NY, Thomas (Rebecca) Jones of Sugar Hill, GA, Owen (Karen) Jones of Scarsdale, NY; two nieces; four nephews; several cousins; and a host of caring friends. He was graduate of Horseheads High School in 1972. He was currently employed by SCT Boces as their Employee Health and Safety Compliance Specialist. Jared was an aviation enthusiast whose love of flying led him to become both a private pilot and glider pilot. His interest in aviation contributed to being active member and past director of the Harris Hill Soaring Corp., Past Director of the National Soaring Museum and Past President of EAA #533 at the Elmira Corning Regional Airport. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Friday, December 2, 2005, from 3-5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may express their sympathy with memorials to National Soaring Museum, Harris Hill, 51 Soaring Hill Drive, Elmira, NY 14903.

Florence (Flo) Of Winding Way, Horseheads, died Thursday, December 15, 2005 at home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born January 27, 1942 to the late Thomas D. and Margaret Keane. She is survived by her dearest friend and beloved husband of 21 years, John R. Agnew; also surviving are her children, John F. (Cheryle) Brown, Karen L. (Paul) Karski, Sharon M. (Tom McLaughlin) Scott and Thomas M. Brown; also survived by beloved grandchildren, Trevor Brown, Brianna Karski, Heather (fiance' Brian Culshaw) Scott, Laura and Keith Scott. Flo also leaves behind her dearest and true friend, Barb Luers. At her request, there will be no prior calling hours or memorial services. "All that needs to be said of my life was that I was a wife, mother, grandmother, and very true friend." Those wishing may express their sympathy with memorials to Southern Tier Hospice Inc., 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830, Falck Cancer Center, c/o AOMC, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY, or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads.

KELLEY   Robert S. Age 84, of Ridge Rd., Lockwood, died on Friday, December 2, 2005, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He was born on December 7, 1920 in Sayre, PA, a son of the late James and Anna (Slater) Kelley. He attended school in Waverly and proudly served his country with the US Air Force during WWII. Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping at the Spencer Lake and in Fair Haven - although his greatest pleasure was being surrounded by his family. He was predeceased by his wife, Florence (Baxter) Kelley in 1983; and is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Jon Mosher, Nancy Kelley, all of Ithaca, Sarah and Mike Thomas of Newark Valley; his sons and daughters-in-law, Fred Kelley of Lockwood, Robert H. and Kathy Kelley of Corning, Steven and Julie Kelley of Lockwood, Gary Kelley of Corning; a brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Anna Kelley of Chemung. Seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services and celebration of Bob's life will be held on Monday, December 5, 2005, at 1 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Spring interment will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Lounsberry. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held on Monday, from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. Friends who wish may remember their local chapter of the American Diabetes Assn., or a charity of one's choice, in loving memory of Robert S. Kelley.

Samuel Christopher Infant son of Dale and Kellie (Rossi) Lowman of Elmira, NY, died Tuesday, December 13, 2005. He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Seymour "Satch" Lowman. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister, Emma, at home; maternal grandparents, Linda and John Pallone of Lowman; paternal grandmother, Janice Lowman of Elmira Heights; aunts and uncles, Angela (Rossi) and Robert Liotta of Albany, NY, Diane (Lowman) and William O'Dell of Elmira; cousin, Mark O'Dell of Elmira. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Irene M. 1923 - 2005 Irene M. Hickman, formerly of West Elmira and Horseheads, died comfortably and peacefully at the Bend LaPine Hospice House in Bend, OR on November 23rd, 2005. Born in 1923 in LaCrosse, Kansas, she was the daughter of John Weaver Messick and Altina Elliott Messick. She married Cpt. Charles L. Hickman, Jr. in 1943 and was predeceased by her parents; husband; and sister, Aleen Messick Hale. Her surviving family includes her children, Charles (Phyllis) Hickman of Bend, OR, Elizabeth (Michael) Wehmer Rosendahl of Sequim, WA, and Roberta Hickman of Ocean View, HI. Her grandchildren are Rebecca Wehmer of Benton Harbor, MI and Joshua (Larissa) Wehmer of Tacoma, WA; and her great-granddaughters, Kylee and Jamie Wehmer. Her surviving sisters are Maurine Messick Capra Hickman of South Fulton, TN and Sylvia (James) Messick Black of Menifee, CA; and brother-in-law, Clarence Hale, formerly of St. Louis, MO. There are many nieces and nephews; as well as dear friends, Richard, Rosalyn, Jeffery, Michael and Sara DuBois of Horseheads, NY, and Deborah Allen of Ithaca, NY. Irene was a graduate of Webster Groves, MO High School and Elmira College. She was employed by The Southern Oil Company in Horseheads and Elmira College, retiring from the College in 1985. She and her husband traveled abroad and extensively in the United States. She enjoyed many singing opportunities in the Northeast and loved theater-going and volunteering. She was a member of the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Auxiliary for many years and served as President and active volunteer. She also served on the Board and several committees of the YWCA and was a charter member of their Investment Club. Irene was a member of The Park Church where she sang in the choir, played hand bells, and was the Clerk of the Council as well as a member of the Board of Deacons and Music Ministry. Memorial gifts may be made to the Hospice House of Bend-LaPine, 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend, OR 97701 (www.hospicebend A memorial service will be held in Bend, OR. She will be buried at the Elliott plot at the IOOF Cemetery in Blackwell, OK.

James E. Age 63, of Vancouver, BC, Canada, formerly of Elmira, died November 28, 2005. He was predeceased by his father, George Michalko; and his brother, George Michalko, Jr. He is survived by his mother, Frances Michalko of Elmira, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law, Michael (Anne) Michalko of Churchville, NY, and Charles (Betty) Michalko of Rochester, NY; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy (Roger) Bennett of Horseheads, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Jim worked as a commercial and freelance artist in New York City and Vancouver. Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at 9 a.m. Thursday, December 1, 2005, at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 410 E. McCanns Blvd., Elmira Heights, NY 14903, or a charity of your choice in his memory.

MILLER   Stephen Age 22, of Watkins Glen, NY died Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at home. The family will received friends Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, NY. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Robert Hill officiating; burial will be at a later date at Lakeview Cemetery in Watkins Glen. Survivors include parents, David and Barbara Miller; sister, Tammy Miller; and brother, Christopher Miller, all of Watkins Glen; maternal grandparents, Frank and Agnes Wyre, Watkins Glen; aunts and uncles include James (Cara) Miller, Fulton, MD, LeRoy Miller III, of Duncansville, PA, Carolynn (James) Landon, Burdett, NY, Frank Wyre Jr., of Florida, Edward (Gail) Wyre, of Watkins Glen, David (Donna) Wyre, of Watkins Glen, John Wyre (Lori Drake) of Watkins Glen, Frances (Robert) Sample, Odessa, Penny (David) Russell, Odessa, Shirley Odea, Otisville, NY, Karen Murphy, Ithaca, Wilma Wyre, Marion, NY, Debra (Ronald) Alexander, Watkins Glen; and numerous cousins. He was predeceased by paternal grandparents, LeRoy and Grace Miller; and his Aunt Sharon Miller. Born in Elmira, NY, he graduated from Watkins Glen High School Class of 2002. He played and refereed soccer for the Chemung County Soccer League. Stephen worked as a Wal-Mart associate in Watkins Glen. Stephen also enjoyed Nascar, his favorite driver was Geoff Bodine. He also had a love for the Seattle Seahawks among all of the other sports he enjoyed watching. Those wishing, may make memorial donations in Stephens memory to the Schuyler County Ambulance, PO Box 2, Watkins Glen; or Watkins Glen Fire Dept., PO Box 429, Watkins Glen, NY 14891.

Dora M. Age 62, of State Rt., 414 Beaver Dams, died Saturday, December 10, 2005, at Rochester General Hospital. She was born October 12, 1943 in Rathbone, NY, the daughter of William and Helen VanZile Morseman. She married Charles Dale Wright on November 27, 1971. Dora had attended Grace Lee Wesleyan Church in Beaver Dams and was active in the Bradford Baptist Church. She retired from the Big Flats Corning, Inc., facility in 1992 with 25 years of service. Dora was an avid bingo player. She is survived by her husband, Charles Dale Wright; three daughters and sons-in-law, Helen M. and Randy Jackson of Horseheads, Laura A. and John Masin of Bradford, NY, Dawn and Kevin Wright of Rochester; two sons and daughter-in-law, Richard and Tracy Huyler of Beaver Dams, Dale R. Wright of Beaver Dams; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Geraldine and Ralph Pipe of Cayuta, NY, Verna and Ronald Huyler of Dundee; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and two brothers, Wilmont and Donald Morseman. Family and friends may call at Carpenter's Funeral Homes on Wednesday, December 14, 2005, from 4 to 7 p.m. where a funeral service will be held 7 p.m. at the conclusion of visitation with the Rev. Chris Durham officiating. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the charity of one's choice. A wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and sister whom will be greatly missed. 

MYERS, Roger MAN KILLED IN CRASH NEAR TIOGA TUESDAY Roger Myers, 29, of Bloomsburg, R. D., was killed Tuesday morning at about 3:15, four miles north of Lawrenceville on Route 15, the Susquehanna Trail, and three others were injured when two trucks collided, one owned by Myers, driven by James Sides, of Sugarloaf, Pa., and the other owned and operated by Henry Temple, 30, of Lawrenceville, accompanied by his mother, Mrs. Ida Temple, age 82. It is alleged that Sides fell asleep momentarily and the truck went onto the wrong side of the road, striking the Temple truck on the right side. Sides is in the Corning hospital with facial cuts and bruises. Mr. Temple was severely bruised and mother was taken to the medical ward of the Blossburg Hospital. Myers' body was taken to the Kraiss Funeral Home at Tioga. Submitted by Barbara Conrad
NANCE   Bruce G. (Nick) 73, of Blossburg, PA, died Saturday, December 3, 2005. Born January 29, 1932 in Philadelphia, PA, the son of the late Barney and Dorothy Nance. He was predeceased by his brother, George Nance in 1952; and son, Vincent W. Nance in 1972. Surviving is his wife of 53 years, Mabelle (Mibbs) Nance of Blossburg; sons, George (Donna) of Broomall, Bruce G. (Mary) of Mansfield, Kenneth C. (Theresa) of Harrisburg, Steven P. (Ann) of Tucson, Arizona; daughter, Patricia A. Oakes (Gerard) of West Chester; 23 grandchildren (2 step grandchildren); five great-grandchildren; brothers, Christian Nance of Florida, David (Sue) Nance of Tenn.; sister, Carol Duffy of NJ; godmother, Dorothy Winkler; aunt, Freda Craig of NJ; also many nieces and nephews. Bruce served in the US Air Force, Philadelphia Police Force, truck driver, Merchant Seaman with Arco, transformer serviceman with Unison-Ensr, Fiamingo Moving and Storage. He worked in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico and Panama Canal. Friends will be received at Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Tuesday, December 6th from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 9 p.m. with the Rev. Raymond Forsythe officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Laurel Hospice, 28 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16933, or to the SPCA, Mansfield Rd., Wellsboro, PA 16933.
NEVONE   Joseph S. Of Horseheads, NY, died Monday morning, December 12, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 84. Joe was born on July 18, 1921 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Antonio and Esther Williams Nevone. He served in WWII with the US Army and worked in Bendix in Elmira Heights, NY. Throughout the years Joe belonged to many clubs and organizations, some of which were the Loyal Order of Moose, Horseheads Elks Lodge #2297, VFW and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles #941. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Marian Sesko of Horseheads, NY; son, Richard Nevone of Elmira, NY; brother, Tony Nevone of Lockwood, NY; and four sisters, Anna, Clara, Nettie and Betty. Family and friends will be welcomed at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. and Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY, 607-739-2035, for a Memorial Service on Friday, December 16, 2005, at 3:30 p.m. with Deacon George Welch.In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Joe may do so through charities of one's choice.

Lois "Nowlan" Age 86, of Millport, NY, died on Monday, November 28, 2005. Mrs. Stoddard was predeceased by her husband, Richard A. Stoddard, on May 18, 2005. She is survived by her children, Lois S. and Bill Brimmer of Breesport, NY, Richard L. and Connie Stoddard of Nottingham, PA, Linda L. and Richard French of Millport, NY, Bonnie L. Hoffman of Sussex, VA, Connie J. and Carl Humphrey of Breesport, NY and James T. and Sharon Stoddard of Lodi, NY; nine grandchildren, five step grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and five step great-grandchildren; special friends, Shelva and Frank Carl of Big Flats, NY and Mary and Terry Hartsock of Millport, NY; sisters-in-law, Berdena Germain and Gertrude Nowlan. Numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews also survive her. Mrs. Stoddard was a former member of the Millport Fire Department Auxiliary and a former Girl Scout Leader. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Thursday, December 1, 2005, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Her funeral and committal service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, December 2, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. Interment Montour Cemetery. Those wishing to remember Mrs. Stoddard may do so through memorials to the Children's Miracle Network, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905, or to a charity of one's choice.

OAKLEY   Walter A. Age 79, of RR1 Tioga, PA, died Saturday, December 3, 2005, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Walter was the husband of the late Mavis P.E. (Kenyon) Oakley who died on December 20, 2001. Walter was born on August 30, 1926 in Hazelton, PA, the son of Louis A. and Myrtle E. (Lynn) Oakley. Walter retired from Sonoco Products Co., the former Paper Mill in Downingtown, PA, after 44 years of service on December 31, 1987. He served his country during the Korean War in the Berlin Airlift with the US Air Force. A daughter, Susan Oakley of Tioga, PA; a son and daughter-in-law, David W. and Kathy Oakley of Downingtown, PA; two grandchildren, David and Miranda Oakley; three great-grandchildren, Emmerson, Tyler and Jordon April; a brother, George Oakley in Dunedin, FL; brother-in-law, Gordon Kenyon in Manchester, England; a nephew, David Kenyon in Manchester, England, survive Walter. Services will be at the convenience of the family. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, has been entrusted with the arrangements. 

O'NEILL The funeral of Mrs. Daniel Finley was held at 9 o'clock this morning at the residence of her father, Thomas O'NEILL No. 101 Chestnut St. and at 10 o'clock at St. Mary's church. The Rev. Father O'Dwyer conducted the services and made a most impressive address, alluding in the most kindly terms to the deceased. The floral tributtes were plentiful and beautiful, being carried by J. Kelly and J. Bermingham. The pall bearers were Dr. Reardon, N. Kelly, John J. Maloney, Andrew Acamore, Michael Daniher and Jeremiah Keefe. Elmira Star Gazette Jan 12, 1895. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <> 
PARKER--MRS. WILLIAM MORSEMAN - ADDISON --- Mrs. Jennie Morseman, 83, of Tuscarora St., who has relatives in the Corning area, died Thursday at the Hornell Nursing Home after a long illness (my note: d: Nov. 1970). Born Jan. 16, 1887 in Ansonia, Pa., she was the daughter of William J. and Mary Rolfe Parker. Her husband William preceded her in death. Survivors are: sons, Juney Butler of Hammondsport, James Butler of South Byron, N.Y., Francis Butler of Elkland, Pa.; Harold Butler of Phoenix, Ariz., Robert Butler of South Byron; a daughter, Helen VanCise of Alexander, NY.; two step-sons; Curtis Morseman of Cameron Mills, William Morseman Jr. of Beaver Dams; four stepdaughters, Mrs Luella Miles of Addison, Mrs. Pearl Horton of Osceola, Pa., Mrs. Louise Benson of Elmira, and Mrs. Ethel McKinney of Corning; 28 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at H.P. Smith and Son Funeral Home in Woodhull. The funeral will be held there Sunday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. James Buchanan, pastor of the Freeman Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Woodhull Cemetery.

NOTE: This is typed from the actual newspaper clipping, exactly as it was printed. There is one minor error. James Butler lived in North Byron (Pumpkin Hill) NY at the time of Jennie Morseman's death. visit my website at: 

PRESTON - George W. (Washington) Preston 

George W. Preston, a veteran of the Civil War, died at his home near Skinner's Eddy on Saturday, May 26, 1917 at the advanced age of 80 years. Mr. Preston had been in failing health for a number of years and his death was not unexpected. Mr. Preston was born March 13, 1837 in the vicinity of Laceyville, and spent his entire life, excepting eight years in Binghamton, New York and his service in the Civil War, near the scenes of his birth. He was married to Mary E. Woodruff, December 19, 1868, and she with one daughter, Mrs. Wm. McManus of Silvara, and one son, Bert, of Nicholson, survive. The funeral was held at the M. E. Church at the Eddy, of which denomination he was a member, on Monday afternoon at 2:00 O'Clock, the Rev. L. W. Karschner officiating. Interment was made at the Laceyville Street Cemetery. Mr. Preston was an upright citizen, honest in his dealings, and never knowingly did aught that would wrong his neighbors. He enlisted in the Civil War, September 10, 1861, and was mustered out July 12, 1866, giving him a continuous service of four years, ten months and two days. He took part in some of the bloodiest battles of the war, being in action in the following battles: White Oak Swamp, Charles City, Cross Roads Malvern Hill, Bull Run, Antietam, Fredricksburg, Gettysburg, and Mine Run. He was wounded in the second day's fight at Gettysburg, being a member of Ransom's Battery, which did heroic work on the third day standing off Pickett's grand charge. At the close of the war, Mr. Preston was one of the guards at Fortress Monroe, guarding Jefferson Davis. 

Submitted by Bruce Preston of Independence, Missouri ( Picture taken by Bruce Preston May 25, 1998 Obituary from newspaper clipping saved by Ruth INMAN Pickett of rural Laceyville, Pennsylvania 

REIDY, Nora Miss Nora REIDY, a resident of Elmira over a half century died this morning at 9:15 o'clock at the family home, 412 Elm St. after an illness of about 18 months. Miss REIDY was well known in many of the leading families of the city because of her work and ability in catering for social gatherings and other functions of a public character. The decedent was born in Ireland about 65 yrs ago and came to Elmira at the age of 15 yrs. She was a faithful member of St. Patrick's parish and was a woman of deep christian character, who was honest and conscientious in her work. She held the respect and confidence of a large circle of friends. She is survived by a brother, James REIDY of this city; also a cousin, Miss Mary FUERY, who made her home with Miss REIDY, also several other cousins. The funeral will be announced later. Elmira Star Gazette June 24, 1916. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <> 
REIDY, James - LACKAWANNA TRACK FOREMAN KILLED James REIDY Becomes Confused by Engines and Life Is Crushed Out. Confused by two locomotives which were moving on opposite tracks near the Lackawanna station at 7 o'clock yesterday morning, James REIDY, a track foreman, residing at 724 Benjamin St., stepped in front of one of them and was instantly killed. REIDY was in charge of a gang of workmen on the tracks between the new station building and the Lake St. crossing. Passenger train No. 2 arrived from Buffalo at 6:50 a. m. and as is the custom the locomotive was detached and moved to a point near Madison Av. In order to switch over and back to the roundhouse, north of the station. Another engine which had been standing on the switch east of Lake St. was backed up to be attached to the train. Foreman REIDY became confused as the two locomotives were near each other and was struck by the tender of one of them and knocked to the ground. Before he was able to recover himself his life was crushed out. The deceased was 48 years old and had been in the employ of the Lackawanna for nearly thirty years. He was unmarried. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. T. Ryan and Mrs. D. McGrath, both of this city, and two brothers, Patrick J. REIDY, of this city, and Thomas REIDY, of Lowman. Elmira Advertiser Feb. 7, 1893. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <> 
RICHARDS, John - Covington - John Richards, a resident of Covington for many years, died last Wednesday at the family home after an extended illness. Mr. Richards had been engaged in farming until ill health caused his retirement several years ago. He is survived by his wife; four sons, William, of Johnstown; David, of Covington; Arthur, of Pittsburgh, and Alfred, of Detroit; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Clemons, Mrs. John Weller and Miss Kathermne Richards, of Blossburg; Mrs. David M. Frazier, of Wanachie, Wash; two brothers, David, of Wanachie, and Alfred, of Covington. Submitted by Barbara Conrad

Marcella Sands Age 87, Indianapolis, IN, died December 9, 2005. She was born April 25, 1918 in Northville, NY to William J. and Ella Mae (Cone) Sands who preceded her in death. Marcella worked for L. M. Berry in Rochester, NY for many years in sales and marketing. She was a member of the Shakespeare Club in Elkland, PA, Osceola, PA Presbyterian Church, and was State Secretary of the PA Women's Club. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 14, at 2:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Thompson Road Chapel, 3333 E. Thompson Rd., Indianapolis, IN, with visitation from noon until 2:00 p.m. prior to service. Marcella is survived by son, Donald V. Manley and his wife, Toni; daughter, Susan Sahrle and her husband, Duane; nephews, Jack Sands and Eddie Knot; niece, Betsy Saltsman; grandchildren, Mitch Mather and his wife, Debra, Adrienne, Kelli, Jeff and Lisa Manley; great-grandsons, Christopher and Shawn Mather. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold V. Manley. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 9135 N. Meridian St., Suite B-4, Indianapolis, IN 46209. The family would like to thank the loving staff and friends at the Forest Creek Village.

SCHROEDER   Edward H. Age 90, a resident of Board Acres, Wellsboro, PA, died December 13, 2005 at the Nursing Home. He was the husband of the late Helene J. Schroeder who died December 25, 1991. Edward was born April 6, 1915 in Brooklyn, NY, the son of the late Louis H. and Margaret Rose Schroeder. He had been a resident of Tioga County since 1987, and was a graduate of Cooper-Union and the School of Engineering & Art, New York City, in 1936. He was a former bus driver for Red & Tan Bus Lines, Bergenfield, NJ, for thirty-five years. Edward was noted for his belief in eternal optimism and was a member of the Hope Lutheran Church, Wellsboro, PA. Surviving are daughters, Helene M. Smith, Pearl River, NY, and Pamela L. Rhodes, Portland, ME; two grandchildren, Nicholas Rhodes and Anne Rhodes. Friends and family are invited to Edward's Life Celebration on Friday, December 16, 2005, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Burial at St. Paul's Highview Cemetery, Nanuet, NY. If desired, memorials may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, Tioga County Unit, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

SCOTT   Rebecca "Becky" Sue Age 39, of Troy, PA, died at the Bradford County Manor on Saturday, December 10, 2005. Family and friends are invited to call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA on Wednesday, December 14, 2005, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Memorial service will be held immediately following visitation at 8:00. Memorials in Becky's name may be directed to the Huntingtons Association, HSDA, W. PA Chapter, P.O. Box 110232, Pittsburgh, PA 15232.

SECHRIST   Jyvette A. Age 43, formerly of Elmira, New York, died on Tuesday, December 13, 2005, at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, FL. She was born in Elmira, NY on June 2, 1962 to Ronald (Duke) and Vera Allen Sechrist. Survived by her special aunt, Ronda (Sechrist) Hall. It was Jyvette's wish that there be no services held. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.

(Simpson) Mrs. John A. Simpson, a former resident of Elmira, died at the family home in Hornell Sunday. Mr. Simpson was a former furniture dealer in Elmira. The decedent is survived by her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Tracey L. McDowell of Elmira and a sister, Mrs. Helen Grenier of Elmira. The funeral will be hald at the family home in Hornell Tuesday at 2 p. m. Burial will be in Hornell. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. May 11, 1914. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <> 
SMITH - Mrs. Bertha S. Townsend Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha Smith Townsend, 27, who died Monday at her home in Canton, will be conducted this afternoon at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Leonard Smith, in Charleston. Born in Loop county, Nebraska, Mrs. Townsend was the daughter of Fred Smith, Charleston native, and returned here with her family some 15 years ago. She graduated from Wellsboro High School and on July 28, 1931, was married to Donald Townsend, of Covington. They moved to Canton only a few months ago. Survivors include her father; her husband; three children, Ralph, 5; Donald, 2; and the infant born Monday morning; four brothers, Floyd and Dale at home, and Ralph and Ray in Tennessee. Barb Conrad

Ralph Age 42, of Troy, PA, died on Monday, December 12, 2005, at Troy Community Hospital from a long-term illness, Muscular Dystrophy. Funeral arrangements are by the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. 


In the quiet early hours of Saturday morning, Mrs. Virginia Stewart gave up the battle she had waged successfully against death for more than two years. A victim of cancer, Mrs. Stewart was 41 years old, the mother of five children, and had lived in Elmer for over 16 years. She is survived by her husband Lewis; children James, Joyce, Maxine, John, and Crystal, Elmer; her mother, Mrs. Myrtle Clark, Ulysses; three sisters, Mildred Long, Liberty, Pa., Dawn Walters, Elmer, and Jean Cole, Ulysses; three brothers, Henry, Corning, Keith, Sabinsville, and Francis, Buffalo, N.Y.; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church in Ulysses on Tuesday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Clair Statham officiating. Burial was in the Ulysses Cemetery. ( Free Press- Courier, Thursday, July 13, 1961 )  Submitted by Ron Lewis 

STROPE, Pierce R. - (Wallace, Idaho) 'STROPE FUNERAL SET FOR THURSDAY' "Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday in the Eagles hall for Pierce R. Strope, 74, veteran street department employee who died Monday at the family home. The Rev. W. J. McGettigan will preside at services which will be in charge of the Eagles at the hall and of the Knights of Pythias at the graveside in the local cemetery. Pallbearers will be Thomas Ryan, W. H. Herrick, Bert Trowbridge, Earl Busch, Charles Bigsby and Jack Simpson. Strope, a native of Pennsylvania (son of Ezra and Estella Hutchinson Strope), came here before 1900. He was a brother of the late C. H. Strope, former city street commissioner. Survivors include the widow, Lulu, and sons, Robert and David, all of Wallace; another son, Carl in California; a daughter, Ruby, Wallace; brother, Theodore, Kellogg, and several sisters in the east. " 2nd article: 'STROPE, PIERCE R. AGE, 74' "...Wallace, Died Monday at the home after an extended illness. Resident of the Coeur d'Alene district over 40 years, veteran member of city street department. Native of Pennsylvania. (list of survivors as above) Member of Wallace Eagles lodge and Knights of Pythias. Funeral services at 5 p. m. Thursday, May 1, in the Eagles hall, the Rev. W. J. McGettigan and lodge officers officiating. Graveside rites in the local cemetery in charge of the Rev. Mr. McGettigan and the Knights of Pythias. WORSTELL'S FUNERAL HOME handling arrangements." Submitted by Bonnie Strope <> 
STROPE, Charles Henry - died, October 3, 1924 "Charles H. Strope was born in 1860 in Towanda, Pennsylvania (son of Ezra and Estella Hutchinson Strope). At the age of 23 he went west and arrived in Billings, Montana in 1883 when that city was in its infancy and the western terminal of the Northern Pacific Railroad. A year later he left the west to work in the flour mill business in Minnesota. 1889 found him back in the west at Tekoa, Washington where he resided while assisting in the construction of depots for the O.W.R.R. & N. railway branch line from Tekoa to Wallace. He moved to Wallace, Idaho in 1893. Wallace is the center of the Coeur d'Alene mining district. There he engaged in the lumber and contracting business until 1902 when he was named road overseer of Shoshone County. In 1911 he was appointed commissioner of city streets in Wallace and served until his death in 1924." (not an obituary; notes prepared by Charles Melvin Strope of Eureka, CA) Submitted by Bonnie Strope <> 
SULLIVAN, Dennis J. KILLED BY AN ELEVATOR - A Fatal Accident at the Northern Central Coal Pockets Yesterday Dennis J. SULLIVAN of 216 South Av. which is in the town of Southport, lost his life instantly by an accident at the Northern Central shops yesterday afternoon. Mrs. SULLIVAN was an employe of the Northern Central company, end had been many years. About 5 o'clock he was engaged in coaling an engine from the company's coal pockets, an elevator being used for that purpose. A break occurred in the framework of the elevator, the car was drawn up and Mr. SULLIVAN was caught between one of the timbers and the elevator. When released his neck was broken and life was extinct. Dr. Watkins was summoned, but nothing could be done. He was taken to his home, where his aged wife was first made aware of the sad circumstances. Mr. SULLIVAN was about 60 yrs of age and regarded as an industrious, honest and faithful workman. Elmira Daily Advertiser September 2, 1887. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <>

Templar Gloria Ruth, age 77 of Sea Pines died Sunday October 9 at Hilton Head Regional Medical Center. Born in Elmira, N.Y. she was the daughter of the late Clayton S. and Ruth Spaulding Templar. She moved to Hilton Head Island in 1984 from Allendale, N.J. She was a 1949 graduate of Arnot Ogden Hospital Nursing School. She was a surgical nurse at Ridgewood Hospital in New Jersey and was in charge of the Bergen County Blood Bank Mobile Unit. On Hilton Head Island she worked at Flowers By Sue and the Chocolate Canopy. Mrs. Barrell is survived by her sister Shirley Cassada of Springfield, Massachusetts; her two brothers Clayton H. Templar of Elmira and William R. Templar of Hilton Head Island, S.C; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Cyril in 1990. Gravesite services were held on October 13 at Beaufort National cemetery, Beaufort, South Carolina.

THOMAS - MOORE    Betty A longtime Horseheads resident, formerly of Chestnut St. and presently of W. Broad St., died very unexpectedly on Saturday morning, December 3, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Betty was born on July 24, 1928 in Elmira, daughter of George and Ethel Orr Thomas. She was married to Bernard Bernie Moore on June 25, 1950 and he predeceased her on February 12, 2004. Betty was a homemaker, who took much enjoyment spending time with her family and being active in the Maranatha Bible Chapel where she served the Lord. Prior to living in Horseheads, Betty resided in Lowman and was employed by Allied Van Lines, Elmira Heights. Surviving are her children, a daughter, Linda D. Bennett and her companion, Kevin Dyer and his children Kevin Jr. and Gabrelle, Horseheads; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Peggy Moore, Elizabethtown, PA; four grandchildren, Justin Bennett, Jason (Denise) Searle, Dana and Elisabeth Moore; two great-grandchildren, Misty Moore and Jasmine Searle; a brother, Marion "Tommy" Thomas; nieces, nephews and a wonderful church family from the Maranatha Bible Chapel, where Betty had attended and been active for many years. In addition to her parents and her husband, Bernie, Betty was predeceased by her granddaughter, Carolyn Moore. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Tuesday, December 6, 2005 between the hours of 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 8 p.m. with the Reverend William Wells officiating. Following the services, Mrs. Moore will be cremated at the Northern Bradford Crematory. Memorial donations may be directed to the Maranatha Bible Chapel Building Fund, 774 Sing Sing Rd. Horseheads, NY 14845 in Betty's memory. 

(Walsh) Mrs. Ellen A. Walsh, the mother of Mrs. Frank Schribner of Horseheads, died early Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Tullis in Rochester after a brief illness. She is survived by her daughters, a grandson end two sisters. The funeral will be held Tuesday morning and burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Rochester. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. May 11, 1914. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <>

WHEELOCK   Meredith S. 84, of Windham Twp., (RR #2, Rome, PA), went home to be with his Lord Thursday, December 1, 2005. He was born on February 13, 1921 in Waverly, NY, a son of the late George C. and Stella (Mullen) Wheelock. Meredith was a graduate of Waverly High School. He was an avid train collector and enjoyed spending time outdoors, although his greatest pleasure was being with his family. Meredith is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 22 years, Donna; daughters and son-in-law, Sherry and Joey Vincent of Monroeton, PA, Ms. Shelby Wheelock of Elmira, Ms. Marsha J. Wheelock at home; his sons, DuWayne Wheelock of Watertown, NY, Terry Wheelock of Avoca, NY, Dayle Wheelock of Camp Hill, PA, Donald Williams of Elmira; his stepchildren, Stephen, Mark and Vicki; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lou Tennant of Rome, PA, Stella and Arnold Jones of Horseheads, NY, Edith "Ginger" and John Talada of Athens, PA, Ronald and Phyllis Bennett of Carlisle, PA; and numerous foster children; eleven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services and celebration of Meredith's life on Monday, December 5th at 11 a.m. at the Windham Center Community Church, with his Pastor, Rev. William Kohler, officiating. Interment will follow in Nichols Cemetery. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, and on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Windham Center Community Church, c/o Mrs. Sharon Brown, RR #2 Box 98, Rome, PA 18837, in loving memory of Meredith S. Wheelock. 

WHITTAKER, Charles, (SRGP 12525) aged 63, died Monday at 1 a. m. in the Millard Gilmore Hospital, in Buffalo, from injuries received while working in the New York Central Railroad yards at Buffalo, February 11. Mr. Whittaker was the son of Barney and Juliette Whittaker and was born at Canoe Camp Creek, August 17, 1869. He married Miss Ella Webb, of Covington, and three daughters were born to them, Mrs. Inez Larkin, Mrs. Ida Doffey and Miss Dorothy Whittaker, all of Buffalo. Mr. Whittaker had been in the services of the New York Central Railroad for thirty-six years. Bisides his widow and daughters he is survived by two brothers, Frank Whittaker, of Blossburg, and C. M. Whittaker, of Buffalo, and two sisters, Mrs. G. G. Webster, of Mansfield, and Mrs. W. F. McInroy, of Buffalo. The funeral was held today at 1 p.m. at his home in Buffalo, with internent in a Buffalo cemetery. Submitted by Barbara Conrad

Glenn F. Age 97, of Country Terrace, Wellsboro, PA, formerly of Elkland, PA, died Friday, December 2, 2005, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. He was born July 10, 1908 in Gorham, NY, the son of William and Sarah Ellis Wilson. He was a world traveler and a veteran of the U.S. Army who served his country during WWII. He worked as a tool and die maker for Corning Glass, Remington Rand, American LaFrance, Kennedy Valve, and retired from F. & M. Burt in Buffalo, NY. He was also a sign painter who owned and operated "Glenn Wilson Signs" since 1925. He painted signs all over New York State and Pennsylvania. He is survived by daughters, Sally Jordan, Waynesboro, PA, Marjorie Millward, Waynesboro, PA, Linda Moore and Lee Horch, Elkland, PA, Glenda Wilson, Wellsboro, PA; daughters and sons-in-law, Joan and Joe Italiano, Parish, FL, Rhonda and Joe Orchowski, Elkland, PA, Beth and Daryl Dean, Orchard Park, NY; son, Roger Wilson, Elkland, PA; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Jayme Wilson, China; 84 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by a son, Donald Wilson, who was killed during the Korean Conflict; and his wife, Eleanor. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #214 West Main St., Elkland, PA, Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1:00 p.m., Rev. Larry O'Dell officiating. Memorial donations may be made to your local chapter of the "Disabled American Veterans" in Glenn's memory.

WITTER   Michael R. Age 53, of RR, Osceola, PA, died December 17, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY. He was born November 30, 1952 in Blossburg, PA, the son of Richard and E. Kay Allen Witter. He was a registered nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital. He is survived by parents, Richard and Kay Witter, Osceola, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Robert Austin, Osceola, PA; granddaughter, Gabrielle Austin; brothers and sisters-in-law, Steven and Linda Witter, Midwest City, OK; brother, Andy Witter, Elkland, PA; sister, Amy Witter, Wellsboro, PA; sister and brother-in-law, Ellen and Tom Buffy, Castle Rock, CO; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Witter, Jr. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA.

WOOD Richard Age 68, of Covington, died Monday, December 12, 2005, at the Williamsport Hospital. Born December 8, 1937 in Elkland, the son of the late Calvin and Martha Rarick Nageli Wood. He celebrated 48 years of marriage to Luella Erickson Wood. He was self-employed. Surviving in addition to his wife, Luella of Covington, are his children, Terry (Barb) Wood, Covington, Tony Wood, Covington, Anita (Doug) Thompson, Waymart, Annette (David) Thompson, Blossburg, Aleta (Alan) Wheeler, IN, and Arletta Wood, Mansfield; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Friday, December 16th, from 7-9 p.m., and Saturday, 12 Noon until time of services at 1 p.m. Pastor Jason Guillaume will officiate. The family will provide the flowers. Donations may be directed to, Hospitality Inn, c/o Williamsport Hospital, 777 Rural Ave, Williamsport, PA 17701, or to Mansfield Ambulance, 381 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933.

ZAGOZEWSKI  Edward W. Age 76, of 122 Cleveland St., Elmira Heights, NY. He was born March 17, 1929 in Sayre, PA, son of the late Paul and Stella (Husick) Zagozewski and died Tuesday, December 6, 2005, at Bethany Manor. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Helen; son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Lorraine Zagozewski of Aiken, SC; step granddaughter, Krystine Neer, step great-granddaughters, Hannah and Valerie Neer, all of Paso Robles, CA; brothers, Carl of AZ and Philip of Mansfield, PA; along with several nieces and nephews. Mr. Zagozewski was a veteran of the U.S. Army, retired from LRC Electronics and was a former employee of Facet Enterprises. He was an avid golfer and bowler. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Friday, December 9th, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Prayers will be offered there at 12:30 p.m. Committal prayers will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery with burial to follow in Bath National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Ed through donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 19 SEP 98
By Joyce M. Tice