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ALLEN  Chad J. Age 39, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Monday, January 9, 2006. He was born on April 18, 1966 in Wellsboro, PA, a son of Jesse R. and F. Bonnie (Fisher) Allen. Chad enjoyed hunting and motorcycle riding. Friends may call on Thursday, January 12, 2006, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. A memorial service will follow at 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Family will provide the flowers.

BARR  Cedar G. Age 62, of 221 Pattison Ave., Ext., Elkland, died January 10, 2006 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. He retired from Metamora after 14 years and previously was dairy farmer for many years. Cedar was an avid Jeff Gordon and NASCAR fan. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Born April 2, 1943, he was the son of Chester and Iola Fern Barr, both whom predeceased him. Cedar and his wife, Shirley Tomb Barr celebrated 37 years of marriage and she survives him. Also surviving are his children which include Denise Hartman of Westfield, Deanna (Anthony) Gephart of Jersey Shore, Lonny Barr (Penny Diggan) of Westfield, Josie Barr (Matt Whittle) of Lawrenceville, Tige Barr (Faith Huslander) of Elkland; and stepdaughter, Bonnie (Robert) Knarr of Middleburg. Grandchildren include Dustin and Zakkary Barr of Tioga, Christopher and Shanel Hurlburt of Middleburg and Devan and Britney Whittle of Lawrenceville. Cedar was predeceased by a granddaughter, Katrina Barr in 1982. Also survived by great-grandson, Ian Matthew of Middleburg. Siblings include Alfred (Marjorie) Barr of Bradford, Lynne Ford (David) Harris of Blossburg and Vallie (Richard) Atwell of Covington. A Memorial Service celebrating Cedar's life will be held Saturday, January 14, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice

George F. BENDITT, JR., 51, of Boyertown, PA died Saturday, November 6, 1999 at his home.  Born on April 13, 1948 in Chester, PA, he was a son of George Benditt Sr. of Ulster, PA and Jean L. (Hartshaw) Benditt of Russellville, Ark.  He was the owner of Septic Services in Boyertown for 25 years.  He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Barbara (Keeler) Benditt; his parents; a son, Ron Benditt of Horsham, Bucks County, PA; a daughter, Susan L. Benditt of Pottsdown, PA; sisters, Jeannie Mammarella of Boyertown and Marybeth (Timothy) Bolt, Granville Summit, PA; brothers, Philip of Wysox and Kevin of Monroetown; nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held November 10 at the Linwood Ott Funeral Home in Boyertown with the Rev. Roland Turnback officiating and burial to be in Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown.

Richard H. Age 73, of Elmira, died January 1, 2006 at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born April 8, 1932 in Corning, NY, the son of the late Albert C. and Ruth (Little) Benjamin. Richard is survived by his wife of 51 years, Phyllis Ludwig Benjamin; daughter, Sheila (Hal) Gillette of Pine City, NY; sons, Michael R. Benjamin of Southport, NY, Timothy J. (Donna) Benjamin of Pine City, NY; grandchildren, Shawn, Cory, Damond, Shannon, Amber, Christopher, Alyssa, and Justin; great-grandchildren, Julian, Rhyanne, Ian; sister, Beverly J. (David) Lewis of Van Etten, NY; several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by a sister, Joyce Wilson. Richard was a veteran of the US Army, and a mail handler for the Elmira Post Office, retiring in 1988. He loved Seneca Lake, especially the cottage at Peach Orchard Point. He was an avid fisherman and loved building R/C boats. He enjoyed watching tennis and basketball on TV. Richard loved his grandchildren, dogs and his lunches out at Maple Lawn with Phyllis. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Wednesday, January 4, 2006, from 6 - 9 p.m., with funeral and committal there on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Father Edward Golden will officiate. Interment in Elmwood Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 120 Wall St., New York City, NY 10005.

Virginia "Gram" Age 88 of Elmira NY, died Saturday, January 7, 2006 at St. Joseph's Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Virginia was the daughter of the late Earnest P. and Olive E. (Mohring) Bickers. She was preceded in death by her husband Clifton G. Bradshaw in 1973. Virginia is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Robert P. and Rosa Bradshaw of Agoura Hills CA; daughter Patricia B. Bouille of Elmira; grandchildren, Yvette (Thomas) Kasper, Robert C. (Cindy) Bradshaw, Jennifer (Aris) Virciglio and John (Cassandra) Bouille; step brother Joseph (Luci) Bickers of Canton GA; eight great grandchildren. She was a former office employee for New York State Corrections at the Elmira Reception Center. Virginia's family was her biggest joy. She also enjoyed volunteering at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center sewing "Pinky Puppets" to be used on the pediatric ward. Virginia was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and belonged to the church sewing group. Friends are invited to call at McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Sunday, January 8, 2006 from 11:00 am to 1:15 pm. A funeral service will follow at 1:30 pm with Rev. Joseph Cotner officiating. Donations in Virginia's memory may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Ave., Elmira NY 14901.

BILLET  Keith G. Age 48 Elmira Heights, NY died on Tuesday December 13, 2005.  Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Friday December 30, 2005 from 6-8 PM. Keith's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. Flowers are gratefully declined by the family and those wishing may remember Keith through memorials to a Trust Fund for his children c/o Linda & Wesley Rockwell 1216 Shannon Avenue Elmira, NY 14904.

Miscellaneous Boyce Clippings:
Wednesday – October 29, 1924
Wellsboro Agitator
Mansfield – Sophia Hall, M S Boyce - Lot $615
Mansfield – M S Boyce to Florence Ella McConnell – Lot $1100

Thursday – August 11, 1932 Wellsboro Gazette
Mr. and Mrs. Dell Boyce and Morris Boyce and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Boyce and two daughters attended the Boyce Reunion at Powers Corners
Submitted by: George and Peg Boyce

May 24, 1911
Wellsboro Agitator
English Hill Happenings
Mrs. Julia Boyce, of Grover, PA, is spending a few days with her son, Thomas J. Boyce.
Submitted by: George and Peg Boyce

Thursday – May 29, 1947
Wellsboro Gazette
Pomona Grange to Hear Talk on Russia At Two Day Session – June 5-6 ---
Following a picnic supper held in the Charleston School Gym, ……..with music by the Covington Boro
Grange, orchestra under Marie Boyce………….
Wednesday – May 6, 1992
Wellsboro Gazette
Marie Boyce had an unwelcome visitor when a driverless truck hit her house.
Wednesday – May 24, 1995
Wellsboro Gazette
Marie Boyce is in Room 125 at Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro, PA.
Wednesday – July 5, 1996
Wellsboro Gazette
Marie Boyce celebrated a birthday June 27 at Broad Acres.

July 6, 1988
Wellsboro Gazette
Mrs. Hilda Brickley, 81, of 12 South Jones St., Lock Haven died Monday, June 27, 1988 in Lock Haven Hospital. Born November 6, 1906 in Tioga County, she was The daughter of Irving and Dora Boyce Knapp. She was a Methodist. Surviving are two daughters; Mrs. Marian Fague of Woolrich and Mrs. Eleanor Mosso of State College; two sons, William F. of Lock Haven and Robert L. Jr. of Jacksonville, N.C.; two brothers, Robert Knapp of Horseheads, N.Y.and Frances Knapp of Elmira, N.Y.; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Klump of Ulster and Mrs. Esther Feree of Mill Hall; eight grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. Services were held Thursday, June 30 at Helt’s  Funeral Home, Lock Haven. The Rev. Donald G. Haulman, pastor of the Covenant United Methodist Church officiated. Burial was made in Cedar Hill Cemetery, RD Mill Hall, PA.
Submitted by: George and Peg Boyce

Wednesday – January 23, 1929
Wellsboro Agitator
English Center Miner Killed
James Morris Boyce, aged 28 years, a coal miner in the Grosso Mine at English Center was crushed to  death about 1:20 o’clock Friday afternoon when a stone fell from the roof of the mine crushing his chest. Attempts to rescusitate him made by Irving Knapp and Robert Welliver, who were working with him proved unavailing. Internment at Mansfield. (Not on either Prospect nor Oakwood complete listings)
Submitted by: George and Peg Boyce

July 22, 1903 - Wellsboro Agitator
Mr. Charles Boyce, of Richmond Township, has in his cellar good apples of last year’s growth.

March 25,1908 - Wellsboro Agitator
CHARLES E. BOYCE has rented his farm for the coming season to Charles Simmerson.  Mr. Boyce will move to the home near Mansfield which he has recently bought.

May 17,1905 - Wellsboro Agitator
Mrs. William E. Blair, with her sons, Nathan and Harold, of Westfield has been visiting her father, Rev. James A. Boyce.
Submitted by: George and Peg Boyce

Doralyn "Dory" Age 72, formerly of Big Flats, died Tuesday, December 27, 2005, at Bethany Manor. Dory was born June 21, 1933, daughter of Nicholas G. and Leone (Scripture) Bozinis. She is predeceased by her husband, Donald M. Wheaton; son, Ricky L. Wheaton; and sisters, Catherine Williams and Linda Davies. Dory is survived by her children, with their families, Curtis N. Wheaton of Raleigh, NC with sons, Christopher and Michael; Vickie A. and Thomas M. Mike of Elmira, with son, Thomas A., Donna S. and George Hill of Elmira, with children, Jennifer and Brad (Megan); Timothy D. and Sandy Wheaton of Raleigh, NC, with children, J.D. and Alex; great-grandchildren, Tyrrell Hill, Gavin and Jackson Hill; brother and sister-in-law, George and Greta Bozinis of Horseheads; sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Dudley Shea of Corning; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. Dory's joy was her family and friends. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, January 4, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. at Big Flats First Presbyterian Church, Main Street. Donations in Dory's memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, New York 14830. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.

Helen Bright A loving tribute written by Helen's children, Carol and George. Helen Bright Bryant died on Tuesday morning, January 3, 2006. She was the eldest child of William E. Bright, Sr. and George Cure Bright. Helen was predeceased by her husband Charles Nelson Bryant and her brothers William E. Bright and George C. Bright. The family wishes to thank the entire staff of the Chemung County Nursing Facility and Dr. Francisco J. Corbalan for the attentive and compassionate care they gave to her. Helen will be cremated and buried next to her husband, Charles. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Helen's life at a memorial service held in Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, Southport, NY on Sunday afternoon, January 8th. Between the hours of 1:00-2:00 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. Born in Scranton, PA on June 9, 1909, Helen grew up in a musical household and played piano as part of a family orchestra. At 14 she started taking organ lessons at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Green Ridge, PA. She also played for the silent movies at the Roosevelt Theater in Green Ridge not only to make money, but so she could have a place to practice. While attending Scranton Central High School she met the love of her life, Charles Bryant. After graduating from Central, she went on to Syracuse University where she studied organ and piano earning a BA degree in music. She was the first organist for Hendricks Chapel at Syracuse when it opened in 1930. During her senior year, she earned the highest average in the school of music and was given a full scholarship to complete her Master's degree. She married Charles on March 29, 1932 and together they raised three children. During the summers of 1956-1960, Helen and Charles directed an Episcopal Church Camp in Tunkhannock, PA and the YWCA Camp Owaissa on Lake Ariel, PA. Realizing her dream of being a concert organist and piano accompanist, Helen played and taught music throughout her life, concertizing extensively in Pennsylvania, New York and California. Shortly before her husband's death in 1964, she enrolled in Marywood College where she earned a Master's degree in Education. She then taught music at Blue Ridge School District in New Milford, Clarks Summit and Forest City, PA. In addition to teaching Helen was the organist and choir director at numerous churches throughout Pennsylvania and New York. For eighteen years she was the organist and choir director at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Scranton, PA. Helen was co-founder of the Scranton Singers' Guild and accompanist for the former Scranton Philharmonic Orchestra. She was also a member of the AGO and the BPWC. A few years before her retirement, her brother, William Bright, became ill and Helen moved to California to spend time with him. While there she worked at San Bernardino College and toured with their choir as accompanist, playing in the Redlands and San Francisco Cathedrals among others. After William became better, she returned to Pennsylvania and completed her teaching career at the Blue Ridge School District retiring in 1974. Following her retirement she continued teaching organ and piano in her private music studio which she maintained until she moved to Elmira, NY to live with her daughter Carol and son-in-law Larry. Among other talents, Helen wrote service music, as well as numerous arrangements and descants for her choirs. In addition she set her brother William's poems to music and presented them at a recital in New Milford PA, accompanying her daughters Carol and Nancy who were vocal soloists. Many of her students kept in touch with her throughout her life. Even in her late eighties while living with Carol and Larry, she still worked with several adult piano students and practiced regularly. Helen leaves behind her beloved family including children George Bryant, Carol & Larry Kennedy and Nancy & Nelson Janigian; former daughter-in-law Theodora Bryant; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren: Heather and Ed Groszewski, with Helen's great grandchildren Kage and Katherine Rose; Heath and fiancee Christa Cox; Jared and Christy Kennedy; Charles with great granddaughter Morgan; George, Tracy, and Tisha and Pierre Momjian with great grandson Nicholas Nelson. Nieces and nephews are Marian Horak, Jeanne and Dick LeClere, Susan Bright and John Andrews, Megan Bright and Jud Bright. Numerous grand nephews and nieces also survive. To quote a friend of the family, "The world is better because Helen Bright Bryant lived. She gave those of us who knew her an immortal legacy, because what we've learned, what we feel, what we think, we must inevitably pass on to others. What she lived, what she stood for and what she taught others is ageless and imperishable." The family will provide flowers and request memorials be directed to the Scranton Singers Guild, 449 Arthur Ave. Scranton, PA 18510 or St. Mark's Episcopal Church, PO Box 406, New Milford, PA 18834 in her memory.

BUTTON   Lyle Jay Age 66, of Presho, NY, Thursday, January 5, 2005, at the Corning Hospital. He was born April 4, 1939 in Tioga, PA, to the late Forest and Bernice C. Whitney Button. He married Gail Elliott on December 28, 1979 in Elkland, PA. Lyle worked at Wheeler's Garage in Tioga, Ingersoll Rand for 19 years, Reinhart Sand and Gravel for 5 years and The Leader for 9 years. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was retired and enjoyed fishing, camping with his grandsons and played PC games. He is survived by his wife, Gail Elliott Button; a daughter, Bunny Sly (Donald Youngs) of  Painted Post, NY; a granddaughter, Tina Sly (Kenneth Fuller) of Campbell, NY; two grandsons, Donald and Lyle Youngs of Painted Post, NY; great-grandson, Seth Fuller; great-granddaughter, Tori Fuller, both of Campbell, NY; brothers, Richard (Gladys) Button of Beaver Dams, NY, Eugene (Ruth) Button, Kenneth (Betty) Button both of Tioga, PA; sisters, Ruthadell Hungerford of Wellsboro, PA, Alcena Shellman of Mansfield, PA; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Lester Button; and two nephews, Roger Lee Cummings and Robert Scott Shellman. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Homes on Monday, January 9, 2005, from 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Kevin Garman officiating.

CIERI   Charles A. "Charlie" Died peacefully in his sleep January 3, 2006 at the Arbors in Shelburne, VT, following a long illness. He was born in Elmira July 16, 1917, son of the late John and Carrie Cieri. He attended St. Anthony's School, Elmira Free Academy and earned his degree from Ohio University. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Charlie worked at the Elmira Reception Center, retiring in the late 70s. An avid golfer, he was a member of the Corning Country Club. He was left-handed and although he wasn't a big man at 5'3" he could out-drive most of his contemporaries and was proud of his single-digit handicap. He was a longtime friend of the Morretti family and a regular at their restaurant, where he could often be found helping out behind the bar. He was a member of the Elmira Health Club, where he worked part-time after retirement. He loved to portray himself as crusty and un-responding, but friends who saw through the façade enjoyed it, ignored his tirades, and recognized him for his integrity and his loyalty. They knew Charlie was someone you could count on when the need arose. He continued to live in Elmira until 1983 when he moved to Sun City Center, FL, where he was able to play golf every day. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marion (Batrowney); brother, Tony; and sister, Mary; he is survived by his son, Robert, and wife, Leslie, of Underhill, VT; his daughter, Lisa Sowa, her husband, Mark, and daughter, Amy, of Painesville, OH; his brother, Bill, and wife, Toni, of Pine City; his brother, Don, and wife, Dolly, of Rome, NY; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held in late May in Elmira. Contributions in Charlie's name can be made to the Parkinson's Research Foundation.

Joan M. Age 68, of Elmira, NY, died Tuesday, January 10, 2006, at home. Joan is survived by her companion, Don Dominikoski of Elmira; seven children, Shirley McNealy, Howard Mattison, Jr., Debra Stephens, all of Florida, Ralph Mattison, Marty Mattison, both of Elmira, Ernie Mattison of Florida, Donna Moon of Elmira; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Jean Peterson, Barb Rosenkran, twin, Jack Clemens, all of Elmira, Harry Clemens of Virginia, and Fred Clemens of Horseheads. Joan was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the Rex Field VFW Post #901 in Elmira, as well as a member of several other organizations. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Thursday, January 12, 2006, from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m., with funeral services immediately following at 8 p.m. Lay Pastor John Knapp will celebrate Joan's services.

DEMING -- John A., Sr. Age 92, of Lawrenceville, PA, died on December 25, 2005 at The Green Home in Wellsboro, PA. He was born on August 22, 1913 in Williamsport, PA, to Albert and Belle Collum Deming. A 1930 graduate of South Side High School, Elmira, NY, he married his childhood sweetheart, Elizabeth Woodford, in 1934. He was a dairy farmer until retirement in 1975. John was active in Grange and its insurance business and was a Dairy Herd Improvement Association member for many years. He has been a member of the West Jackson Baptist Church since he was baptized as a youth in Alder Run Creek. John's enjoyment of hunting and brook trout fishing was life-long, as was his pleasure in gardening and sharing the produce. He was well known for his strawberries, winter squashes and potatoes. Predeceased in 1994 by his beloved wife of 60 years, John is survived by two children, Jack (Judy) Deming and Joanna (George) Stickler, both of Lawrenceville. There are five grandchildren, Michael Stickler and Mary (Chuck) Monger of Lawrenceville, Jeanna (Turk) Takano of Dallas, TX, Jacqueline (Tim) Snyder of Painted Post, NY, and Amy Deming of Bokeelia, FL. Great-grandchildren are: David Trimble, Charlie Monger, Elizabeth Takano, Andrew Takano, Jolene Stickler, Dorothy Stickler, Marion Trizzino and Jesse Horton. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, January 6, 2006, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will immediately follow the visitation at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Victor Perry officiating.

Harold C. "Diff" Age 74 of Breesport, NY died unexpectedly on Wednesday January 11, 2006. He was born on November 12, 1931 in Hummelstown, PA the son of the late Edward and Edith Heckman Diffenderfer. He was the owner and operator of H. C. Diffenderfer, Inc. Concrete and Pool Company in Breesport, NY. He married his wife Mei Fong Diffenderfer on September 30, 1986. Diff's hobbies include antique car restoration, water skiing and was a sprint car racing fan. He was pre-deceased by three brothers and three sisters. Mr. Diffenderfer is survived by his wife Mei Fong Diffenderfer; sons: Marlin Diffenderfer and fiancé Catherine Schroth of Breesport, NY; Andy Diffenderfer and Alan Diffenderfer both at home; daughters and sons-in-law: Susan and Frank Kowal of Elmira, NY; Robin and Carl Holmqvist of Bangor, PA; Vicki and Mike Cooke of Stroudsburg, PA; seven grandchildren; a great granddaughter and sister: Shirley Funk of Hershey, PA; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Sunday January 15, 2006 from 2-4 PM. In Lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Diff through memorial donations to an Educational Fund for his sons: Andy and Alan Diffenderfer C/O Mrs. Mei Fong Diffenderfer 474 Bannister Road Breesport, NY 14816.

Frances M. (Fran) died peacefully on Saturday, December 24, 2005, at age 87. She was predeceased by her mother, Ethel Egbert; father, Lewis Egbert; and sister, Janine Marie Egbert. She is survived by daughters, Paula (fiance, Corky Wright) Smetanka, Bonnie Crittenden, Linda Rubin, Joyce (Richard) Pirozzolo; grandchlidren, Stephen (fiancee, Laura), Justin and Trendon (Renee) Choe, Brittany Smetanka, Crista Crittenden, David (Mary) Rubin, Joanne (Bill) Knowles, Rick and Susan Pirozzolo, Sharon (Chris) Smith; and seven great-grandchildren. Special thanks to Dr. M. Sheikh and the caring staff on 3C at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. In respect of Fran's wishes, a private service for the family will be held. Contributions in her memory can be made to the Chemung County SPCA, 2435 State Rte. 352, Elmira, NY 14903.

Theodore T. FIELDS, (SRGP 80330) age 66, died on October 29, 1999 in Muncie, IN.  He was the son of James Fields and Stela Fields Watkins who predeceased him.  He was born in Troy, PA and attended and graduated from Canton High School in Canton, PA.  Ted was a glass furnace ingineer working at Corning Glass in Corning, NY, 24 years with Thatcher before moving south to Florida, South Carolina and Indiana.  They moved to Muncie in 1987.  He was involved in many community organizations.  Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Jean Kinch Fields; sons, Tom (Karin) of Winthrop, ME and Mike of Atlanta, GA; two granddaughters; special caregiver, Penny; brothers, James (Barbara) Fields of Troy, PA; John (Betty) Fields of Greencastle, IN and Don (Marlene) of Mississippi; ten nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held November 2 at the Meeks Mortuary Chapel in Muncie, IN.  Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association.

FREY  Margaret E. Retired French Teacher, Elmira College Age 91, died on Thursday, December 29, 2005, at Bethany Manor, Horseheads. She was born October 13, 1914 in Madison, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late Noah J. and Cynthia (Probert) Frey. She is predeceased by a brother, Robert Hawthorne Frey. Margaret was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a Master's Degree in French. She came to Elmira in 1946 to teach French at Elmira College retiring in 1980. Margaret was a long time member of Christ Presbyterian Church in Madison, Wisconsin. She is survived by numerous cousins, and special friends, Shirley Smith of Elmira and Dr. Margaret Locke. At Margaret's request there will be no calling hours or funeral services. A service of committal will be held in Forest Hill Cemetery in Madison, Wisconsin. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Elmira.

 Clair A. Goodman Jr., age 61, of Laceyville RR 2, PA, died unexpectedly Friday, June 28, 2002 at Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock. He was born December 29, 1940 in Lock Haven, PA, a son of Clair A. Goodman Sr. and Elaine Haynes Goodman. Clair was a 1958 graduate of Lock Haven High School, Lock Haven State Teachers' College in 1976 and received a master's degree from Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY.  From 1968 to 1978 he was employed at Wyalusing School District, becoming superintendent of schools in 1974.  He began working with BLaST intermediate Unit 17 and was executive director for the last 18 years prior to his recent retirement. He was a member of the Wyalusing Lodge No. 618 F&AM; a former member, past president and treasurer of the Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Unit Directors; and a member of Broschart Lodge. He is survived by his companion, Karen Rush of Montoursville, PA; three children and two grandchildren; a sister, Marilyn Karchner of Lock Haven, PA; and aunt and uncle and two nieces. Private funeral services were held by the McHenry Funeral Home in Wyalusing at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to the Clair A. Goodman Jr. Memorial Fund, c/o Peoples State Bank, Wyalusing. (TGR, Thursday, July 4, 2002)

GRAHAM   James E. Age 66, of Elmira, NY. He was born July 28, 1939 in Savannah, GA, son of James E. and Ann (Odell) Graham, Sr., and died Monday, January 9, 2006, at home. He was predeceased by his father, James; and brother, Oliver. Jim is survived by his wife, Linda (McKerrow) Graham; daughter, Kelly D. Graham of Elmira; Linda's daughters, Krista Weed and Alison Brennan, both of Elmira; brothers and sisters, George A. Graham, Annette Collins, Katherine Abernathy, Robert Graham, Donald Graham, Janis Graham, Mavelyn Bland, Harold Graham and Darshel Alexander; along with a host of relatives and friends. Jim was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was the proprietor of Jim's Barbeque, co-owner of the Blakemore West and currently employed with Caregivers in Elmira. Jim enjoyed astronomy, chess and jazz music. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, January 13th, from 2 to 4 p.m. His memorial service will follow at 4 p.m. Rev. David Ashby will officiate.

GRAY    Robert A. Age 55 of Horseheads, NY died on Tuesday December 27, 2005. Robert was born May 27, 1950 in Brooklyn, NY the son of the late John and Evelyn Collins Gray. He was a carpenter and home builder in the area for several years prior to his disability. Robert was pre-deceased by his parents and brothers Ralph and John Gray. He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law: Erin & Ryan Buzzetti of Horseheads, NY and Stacey & John Howard of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren: Kennedy Buzzetti, Karlie Buzzetti, Kamryn Buzzetti, and Gabriel Howard; sister: Patricia Johnson of Patchogue, NY; brother: Kenneth Gray of North Attleboro, MA; several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Monday January 2, 2006 from 7-8:30 PM. Robert's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with Rev. Walter L. Wainwright officiating.

GREENFIELD. Maddie Rae Infant Of Horseheads, NY, Infant daughter of Bryan and Luana (Naylor) Greenfield became one of God's angels on January 1, 2006. In addition to her parents Maddie is survived by her sisters, Britney Perry and Brandi Perry; brothers, David Greenfield, Bryan Greenfield and Mitchell Greenfield; grandparents, Harold and Shirley Gerow, and Ed and Beverly Naylor; also several aunts, uncles and cousins. Private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers donations will be accepted for a memorial fund in Maddie's name, C/O Bryan Greenfield, 3125 Lake Rd., Apt 1-4, Horseheads, NY 14845.

HARVEY   Willard Tracy died January 2, 2006 at his home in Whittier, CA. He was born in Elmira, N.Y. on January 27, 1923. He graduated from Southside High School in Elmira in 1942. He married Jane Wardell in 1942 and was in the Marines from 1943 to 1946. He was employed by Hardinge Brothers, Inc. in Elmira. In 1953, the family moved to Whittier and he continued working for Hardinge Brothers, Inc. until his retirement. His parents and brother preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Jane; sister, Shirley Eckler of Horseheads, NY; and his sons, Gary and wife, Gail; son, Dale and wife, Danna; grandchildren, Brian, Allison, Andrea, Cole and Caitlin; and great-grandchildren, Adriana and Destiny. Memorial service will be held Monday, January 9, at 1 p.m. at the Rainbow Chapel, Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, CA.

Ellen Louise Of St. James, formerly of Elmira, NY, was born on May 13, 1916, a daughter of Hampton Sonny Kemp and Cairie Louise (Clark) Hathaway, and departed this life at 11:50 a.m. Sunday morning, January 8, 2006, at her residence near St. James. Mrs. Sanford had been in failing health for the past several months and had attained the age of 89 years, seven months and 26 days. Mrs. Sanford was united in marriage in the state of New York to Eldee Jack Sanford and to this union four children were born. She was preceded in death by husband in 1950; one infant son, David Sanford in 1936, at the age of six months; her father in 1960; her mother in 1957; five brothers, Charles Hathaway, Lewis Hathaway, George Hathaway, William Hathaway, and Marshall Hathaway; three sisters, Mary Russell, Sarah Aldridch and Helen Hathaway; one granddaughter, Jennifer in 1973 at the age of one day. Mrs. Sanford had worked for Ann Page Atlantic-Pacific Food Company in Horseheads, New York for 20 years prior to her retirement in 1980. Those left to mourn the passing of Mrs. Sanford include one son, Joseph Youngs, Owensville; two daughters and one son-in-law, Ruth Crapo, Elmira, New York, Thelma and Wayne Korsky, Vichy; one sister, Nora O'Hara, Montour Falls, NY, 15 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Precious memories of Mrs. Sanford will remain in the hearts of her dear family and all who knew and loved her. Following cremation, inurnment will be held at a later date in the Savona International Cemetery, Savona, NY. Honorary pallbearers for Mrs. Sanford were Joseph Youngs, Timothy Youngs, Christopher Youngs, Kathleen Porter, Linda Dacey and Julie Potter. All arrangements were under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.

Virginia H. Age 81, of 736 Beardsley Hollow Road, Alpine, NY, and formerly of Ithaca, died Friday, January 13, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital. She was a daughter of the late Carl and Daisy Hines Heib. Virginia was a member of the Auxiliary of the American Legion of Trumansburg, New York. Survivors include her husband, Louis Rogers of Alpine; sons, Daniel Rogers of Homer, James (Barbara) Rogers of Ithaca; daughters, Judy (Edwin) Brown of Ithaca and Terry Thorpe of Alpine, New York; several grand- and great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Barry Smith; and one sister, Ruth Merritt of Florida. Virginia was predeceased by her daughter, Bonnie Smith (2004); and her brother, Kenneth Heib. A celebration of her life will be held Wednesday, January 18, 2006, at 6:00 p.m. at Bangs Funeral Home with Rev. Earl Andrews officiating. Friends may call from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, New York 14905.

Roy, Jr. Age 60, of St. Petersburg, FL, died Tuesday, December 27, 2005, at Palms of Pasadena Hospital under the care of Hospice of Florida Sun Coast. He was born in Sanford, FL, and came from Binghamton, NY, to St. Petersburg, FL. He was a former Dairy Manager for Winn-Dixie Food Stores. He was a member and usher at Liberty Baptist Church where he catered several church functions. He leaves to mourn his wife of 8 years, Judith; five children, Roy, Shawn, Christopher, Kashieem, and Sonya; eight brothers, Robert and David, both of San Antonio, TX, Henry and Edward, both of Sanford, FL, Michael, Rochester, NY, Herman, Syracuse, NY, Israel, Monmouth Junction, NJ, and Dwight Drayton, Winter Haven, FL; five sisters, Hattie Mae Hill, and Elizabeth Mary Howard, both of Rochester, NY, Bessie Howard, Elmira, NY, Diane Holmes, Binghamton, NY, Patricia Black, Sanford, FL; and eight grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, and a large host of friends. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 14, 12 p.m., at Frederick Douglas A.M.E. Zion Church, Elmira, NY.

REUNION FOR JENNINGS-VANNOY  family held at Mt. Pisgah.  On July 4, 1999 the family of Charles and Edna Jennings VanNoy met at Mt. Pisgah State Park for a picnic and a time of reminiscing.  Those sharing the day were:  Tom Billingsley, and Edythe Shepard, Elmira; Marcene Billingsley, Troy; Lois and Dorsey Christopher, Newmanstown, PA; Barb and Bruce Norton, Laurel, MD; Becky and Winter Miller, Dillsburg, PA; Karen, Dan, Danny and John Troy, Elmira; Kathy, Jim, Kaitlyn and Josh Weaver, Elmira; Donna and Bobby Wesneski, Brad and Gunnar Wesneski, Canton; Stacy, Aaron, Austin and Seth Robbins, Canton; Greg Weisbrod, Troy; Jeff  and Kathy Weisbrod, Troy; Eric, Bonnie, Nick, Patrick and Jared Weisbrod, Waynesboro, PA; Jim and Connie VanHorn, Towanda.  Photos, both recent and old, and family history were enjoyed.  There were also many activities, including swimming, bubble-blowing and guessing games.  Much time was spent remembering special times and special people, especially Grandma Edna VanNoy.  Despite the very hot and sticky day, all enjoyed the time together…

JOHNSON   David J. of Pine City, NY Age 82, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, January 2, 2006, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira. David was born September 28, 1923 in Sugarland, Texas. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Ruth A. Johnson. Also survived by eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. David was an engineer for US Steel/American Bridge in Elmira Heights, was a brother in the F & AM Masonic Lodge, and an avid hunter and fisherman. We will always remember the barbeques and the rides on the lawn mower. We will all miss you, but your wife most of all. The family will be holding a private memorial service.

Linda S. Age 61, of Elmira, NY, died Wednesday, January 4, 2006, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She was born in Altoona, PA, on August 21, 1944, daughter of Richard and Emily (Mansell) Kaylor. Her father preceded her in death in 1995. Her mother survives her, and resides at the Bellmeade Manor, Altoona. She married Gerald L. Brown, February 14, 1970 in Fort Belvior, VA. Linda retired from Robert Packer Hospital in 2000 as an Emergency Room Nurse after many years of service. She graduated from Altoona High School, then pursued education in nursing, graduating from Penn State Altoona's nursing program. She was a dedicated mother and enjoyed being active in her son's little league games over the years. Surviving is her husband, Gerald, Sr.; two sons, Gerald Brown, Jr. and his wife, Dawn, and Jason Brown with his wife, Ashley; four grandchildren, Dylan Brown, Cameron Brown, Alexi Brown, and Anna Brown. Also surviving is Elizabeth Mansell, Linda's aunt; and Bill Kaylor, Linda's uncle. Services for Linda are at the convenience of the family. Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Altoona. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Mauk & Yates Funeral Home, Inc., Altoona.

Simon S. Keeney, 83, of No. 30 Dunedin Mobile Manor, Dunedin, Florida, died Friday, De-cember 8, 1972, in Dunedin, Florida. Born in Pennsylvania, he came to Florida in Novem-ber of 1972, from Lakewood Ohio, for his third winter. He was a retired Kitchen Distributor, and attended the First Presbyterian Church of Dunedin. He was a member of the Rotary Club in Corey, Pa., and a Life Time Director of the U,S. Chess Federation. He is survived by one daugh-ter, Mrs. Lios M. Hamburg of Lakewood, Ohio; five grandchildren, two great grandchildren; and one brother, McKeen Keeney of Boston, Massachu-setts.

Ruth Marion Age 84, of County Route 41 in Beaver Dams, NY, died Friday, January 6, 2006, at the Arnot Odgen Medical Center in Elmira. Ruth was born on April 17, 1921 in Harford Mills, NY, to Jesse and Grace (Lewis) Cortright. She married Virgil Ballinger in 1937, and was preceded in death by him in 1977. She attended the Horseheads Church of Christ. She is survived by two daughters, Carol (Douglas) Kellogg of Beaver Dams and Dorothy (Peter) Costa of Colorado Springs, CO; two sons, Richard Ballinger of Campbell and Gary (Carole) Ballinger of Corning; one sister, Louise Deats of Fishers, NY; a sister-in-law, Pearl Cortright of Elmira; seven grandchildren, Dian Strawser, Gregory Strawser, Linda Tokar, Kimberly (Ronald) Mullikin, Deborah (Dana) Tyler, Teri (Timothy) Bagley and Cynthia Woolever; ten great-grandchildren, Destinae Tyler, Ashley Tyler, Bret McIlwain, Andrew McIlwain, Christopher Mullikin, Emily Mullikin, Jason Mullikin, Leslee Mullikin, Austin Mullikin, Morgan Tokar, Ryan and Lyndsay Bagley; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Charles Ballinger; and by three brothers, and one sister. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Stephan Connors officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Knoll Cemetery in Painted Post.

Clifford D. Krause, 70, of 2634 West Fourth St., Williamsport, died at 3:40 a.m. Saturday, July 29, 1967, in the Williamsport Hospital. Retired from the maintenance department of the Williamsport Area School District, Mr. Krause had also been employed at the former Celanese Corp. of America plant in Williamsport. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the William B. Wilson Post 572, American Legion, Blossburg. Surviving are a son, George C., Williamsport; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Lee, Williamsport, and Mrs. Lydia Winder of Blossburg; two brothers, Harold W., of Mainesburg and William H., also of Blossburg, and one granddaughter. The funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Knight;s, 1912 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, with the Rev. Frederick G. Hasskarl, pastor of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, officiated. Burial was in Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport.

Carrie A. Age 50, formerly of Elmira, NY, died peacefully at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI, on Tuesday, January 3, 2006. She was born April 24, 1955 at a U.S. Army Hospital in Nuremberg, Germany. She is the daughter of Carrie F. (Wellman) Landry the late Albert R. Landry, Jr. Carrie married Edward Willette on August 9, 1975. They shared 30 wonderful years together. Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband, Edward Willette; their three children, Cherie (Thomas) Hammond, Justin Willette, and Danny Willette; brother, Mark Landry; her sisters, Ann Mangene, Mary Dunham, and Rose-anne Landry. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, a special mention for Lisa Frazier, Louis and Marc Mangene, and Christopher Parrot; and great-grandniece, Aliza. Carrie was a very loving woman. She touched many people's hearts as well as their lives. She made many friends throughout her life and she will be missed by them all. Carrie was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mom, aunt, and friend. The family will be having a private ceremony for her in Hartford, CT, at St. Patrick, St. Anthony Church on Monday, January 9. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation can be made in Carrie's name to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, .

LEIBOFF  Michael David March 29, 1944 - December 30, 2005 Age 61, retired communications professor at Mansfield University and former resident of Mansfield, died in Sierra Vista (AZ) Regional Health Center after a brief illness on December 30. Mike was born to Sam and Ann Leiboff in Tucson, AZ, on March 29, 1944. He graduated from Tucson High School in 1962, the University of Arizona (B.A., speech education) in 1966, and the University of Nebraska (M.A., speech in rhetoric, public address) in 1967. Mike taught communications at Doane College, Crete, NE, 1967-68. He then taught in the communication and theater department at Mansfield University from 1968-99, serving as Department Chair from 1992-99. He was an award-winning forensics coach at MU until 1985 and served as president of the National Forensics Association from 1986-89. He spent the 1984-85 school year on sabbatical, working as a public relations officer at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. After retiring from MU, he was an adjunct communications professor - Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ, 2003-2005; University of Arizona, fall 2002; and University of Phoenix, summer 2001. He was Cochise Toastmasters' Vice-President Education, 2000-2005. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survived by wife, Toni Leiboff; son, Jeffrey Leiboff (Atlanta, GA); son and daughter-in-law, Joshua and Karen Leiboff (Wernersville, PA); stepchildren, A.J. and Sylvia Patton (Sierra Vista, AZ), Toni and Barry Smith (Mesa, AZ), and Jesse and Collette Patton (Mesa, AZ). Proud step grandfather to Becky, Skye, Sylvita, Benjamin, Bradley, and Nicholas. Also survived by his first wife, Jean Leiboff (Mansfield, PA). Ultimate husband, father, grandfather, professor, mentor, and friend. At Mike's request, there will be no funeral service or calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mike Leiboff Scholarship Fund, Mansfield University Foundation, Mansfield, PA 16933. A memorial service in Mike's honor will be held in Mansfield on a date to be determined.

LOWNSBERRY, Reuben E. (SRGP 78718)
Age 82. of Conestoga RD 2, died at his home Thursday afternoon after being ill one month. He was the husband of Florence M. Hertle Lownsberry and was born in Mansfield, Tioga County, the son of the late Almon and Elizabeth Nash Lownsberry. He resided for the past 40 years in Lancaster County and retired as a farmer in 1937. He and his wife celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on July 27th this year. Besides his wife, surviving are seven children: Hilda L. wife of Benjamin Eshelman, Conestoga RD2, Rosemand E. wife of Dean W. Davey of Mansfield, Norton W., Lester R., Donald E., all of Conestoga RD2, Doris L., wife of Fred Lichy of Harrisburg and Charles of Strasburg. Also surviving are 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren  ( No funeral arrangement noted) No years included in clipping.

MONRO Stella C. Fields WALKING,(SRGP 27535) age 91, of Troy, PA died on October 25, 1999 at Bradford County Manor.  She was born on March 9, 1908 in Sylvania, PA, a daughter of the lae Ira T. and Margaret N. (Wilson) Monro.  Stella was employed at Remington Rand Inc. in Elmira, NY where she was a machinist.  She was a past member of the Troy Order of the Eastern Star and the Rebekahs.  Stella was an active member of the Troy Senior Citizens and their Kitchen Band.  In her earlier years she was avid bowler at Terrace Lanes Bowling Center.  Stella is survived by her sons, James I. (Barbara) Fields of Troy, PA, Donald F. (Marlene) Fields of Wiggins, Mississippi; Theodore T. (Joan) Fields of Muncie, IN, John L. (Betty) Fields of Greencaste, IN; step-sons, JaJames Watkins of Austinville, PA, William (Margo) Watkins of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; step-daughters, Stella Maria (Morgan) Decker of Towanda, PA, Wanda (Benard) Yanchuck of Troy, PA, Elizabeth Newhart of Troy, PA, Elizabeth Newhart of Troy, PA, Jean (Maurice) Fuller of Williamsport, PA; and a special step-daughter, Muriel (Robert) Shaylor of Troy, PA; sister, Josephine (Lynn) Greenough of Troy RR 2; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; step-daughter-in-law, Edith Berry of Troy; several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, James L. Fields and later by her second husband Edgar Watkins.  Stella was also predeceased by a step-son, Howard Watkins.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on October 29 with the Rev. Charles R. Root officiating and interment to be at the convenience of the family.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, 420 Lexington, Ave. Suite 60, New York, NY 10107.

Angela M. Pelone Age 97, died Saturday, December 24, 2005. She resided in Altamonte Springs, Florida. She was born in Elmira, NY. She is survived by her daughters, Ann Burdick of Ellington, CT, Mary Terry of Maitland, FL; son William Manning of Fairport, NY; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Salvatore Pelone of Philadelphia, PA; sister, Susan Clifford of Naples, FL; brother, Anthony Pelone of Bonita Springs, FL; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Manning; and her son, Joseph Manning. Memorial services to be scheduled at a later date. Newcomer Family Funeral Home, Orlando.

Marguerite of Genesee, PA 94, died Thursday, January 12, 2006. Born December 23, 1911 in Hector Twp., she was the daughter of Warren and Nettie Thompson Perry. On September 30, 1944 in Westfield, she married William H. Briggs, who predeceased her in 1997. She was a graduate of Andover (NY) High School and Geneseo (NY) State Teacher's College. She earned a Bachelor's degree in elementary education from Mansfield State Teacher's College. She taught in country schools in NY and PA and retired from the Westfield Elementary School in 1975. Surviving are: a son, Gary G. (Mary) Briggs of Whitesville, NY; foster son, Gene Baumgarner of Phoenix, AZ; a step-grandson, Jay Seely of Albany, NY; a brother, Chet Perry of Westfield; a sister, Fern Frank of Marietta, OH; nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Alice Lucille Perry; and three brothers, Basil, Dale and Carroll. Friends may call Sunday, January 15th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Monday in the North Bingham Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Genesee Volunteer Ambulance, Genesee, PA 16923.

PELONE - MANNING  Angela M. Pelone Age 97, died Friday, December 23, 2005. She resided in Altamonte Springs, Florida. She was born in Elmira, New York. She is survived by her daughters, Ann Burdick of Ellington, CT, and Mary Terry of Maitland, FL; son, William Manning of Fairport, NY; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Salvatore Pelone of Philadelphia, PA; sister, Susan Clifford of Naples, FL; and brother, Anthony Pelone of Bonita Springs, FL. Memorial services to be scheduled at a later date.

Robert “Bob” Forsythe PHILLIPS, 69, of rural Chillicothe, Mo., died on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2005, at his home. He was born on May 12, 1936, in Sayre, Pa., the only child of Gordon Thomas and Margaret Forsyth Fischler Phillips.He graduated from Chillicothe High School in 1954 and from the University of Kansas with degrees in chemistry and mathematics.On Aug. 17, 1957, he married Jane Elizabeth Scruby at the First Christian
Church in Chillicothe, Mo. She survives of the home.He was a science teacher at Richmond High School in Richmond, Mo., and worked at Scruby Hardware in Chillicothe, Mo.In 1963, he started work at the CIA in Langley, Va., and later worked many years for IBM at the LBJ Space Center in Houston, Texas, as a computer programmer/analyst.Upon retirement in 1990, he moved to rural Chillicothe, Mo.He served as manager of Edgewood Cemetery in Chillicothe, Mo., for many years.Other survivors include a son, Robert F. Phillips II, of Friendswood, Texas; a daughter, Joan Kathleen Berglund and husband, Keith, of Lavon, Texas; and two grandsons, Michael Berglund and Bill Berglund, both of Lavon, Texas.He was preceded in death by his parents.Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005, at Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo.There will be a private family burial.A family visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until service time on Wednesday.Friends may call after 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army or Operation Help and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601.Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo. [Submitted by Gwen MECUM Hunt -  I am sending you the obit from my 4th cousin - Robert Forsyth Phillips.   I just found out he died unexpectedly on Oct. 9, 2005.  I had "met" cousin Bob through your site where we were listed as descendants of Nehemiah WILSON, Revolutionary War soldier, who died Bradford Co. PA 1836. Bob  was an expert researcher and helped me tremendously with our WILSON line. I am not sure if he was currently on your mail list, but we emailed frequently about the site and the information therein. We were both descended from  a son of Nehemiah WILSON - Burdit Wilson- and his sons -  he from Smith Platt Wilson  b. 1827 PA and me from Politus R. Wilson, b. Liberty PA 1821, d. 1883 Delmar PA. }

 Carolyn Jean Reiff, age 51, of Gillett, PA died Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at home. Carolyn was born October 22, 1950 in Salisbury, MD, the daughter of the late Harold W. and Sylvia L. (Hastings) Post Jr. She was a member of Leidys Church in Soudertown, PA and attended Gillett Baptist Church where she was church clerk and editor of the church newsletter. She is survived by her husband, William Edgar Reiff; a daughter, Christine J. Reiff; a sister, Sharon Rosellio of NJ; brothers, Harold W. Post Jr. of Chincoteague, VA and Larry Post of FL. Memorial services were held July 8 at the Gillett Baptist Church in Gillett with the Rev. Robert Weaver officiating.  Arrangements were in charge of the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira, NY. Memorials may be made to the Gillett Baptist Church, Box 9, RR 4, Gillett, PA 16925-9500. (TGR, Thursday, July 11, 2002)

Jane E. Age 85, of Fort Myers, FL, died Thursday, January 5, 2006. She was born June 24, 1920 in Elmira Heights, and moved to Florida in 1979. She was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church, Ladies of Charity in Elmira, the B.P.W., Elmira Ceramic Guild, and many other civic organizations. She loved helping people in need and had a great sense of humor. Mrs. Kashmer is survived by two sisters, Ann Smolos and Frances Smolos, both of Horseheads; and three nieces whom she raised as her own, Wendy Gent and Mary Fellner, both of Cape Coral, FL, and Teresa Rodriguez of Garland, TX. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Jessica, Thomas, Alex, John, Michael and Jasmine. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas G. Kashmer in 2003. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, January 7, 2006 at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 2628 Del Prado Blvd., with burial to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends will be received on Saturday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Fort Myers Memorial Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd. Memorial contributions may be made to Dominican Nuns, Monastery of Mary the Queen, 1310 W. Church St., Elmira, NY 14905.

Reva L. Age 79, of Corning, NY, died on Wednesday, February 8, 2006, at Schuyler Hospital. She was born on August 14, 1926 in Elmira, NY, to the late Wade and Marilla (Hodge) Sours. Reva was predeceased by her daughter, Donna Davis. She is survived by her sons, John (Wendy) Davis of Snyder, NY, and Richard (Gloria) Davis of IN; brothers, Roy Sours of Pine Valley, and Wade Sours of FL; grandchildren, Lacey Grigsby of Corning, Joseph Potter of Corning, Matthew Davis of FL, Jennifer Davis of MA, Kimberly Davis of Buffalo and Tracey Davis of IN; along with several nieces and nephews. Services for Reva will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

STILWELL, Frank R. (SRGP 53144)
F. Richard Stilwell, age 65, of Bellwood, Illinois, formerly of Mansfield, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1964. He was a graduate of Mansfield State Normal School and Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware, Ohio. He was a former government rehabilitation counselor and for the past several years had been a counselor for the Harbor Light branch of the Salvation Army in Chicago. Survived by wife, Ninita Roof Stilwell of Bellwood; sons, Lawrence G. of Hillside, Ill., F. Raymond of Silver Springs, Md.; sister, Mrs. Allen Best of DeKalb Junction, NY; sister-in-law, Mrs. Gladys Stilwell of Mansfield; three grandchildren. The funeral and burial were in Maywood, Illinois on Saturday, Dec. 26.

TRACY - MOSER   Josephine T. Of Wellsburg, NY Was born July 12, 1920 in Springfield Township, PA, the daughter of the late Harry and Altheda (Rice) Tracy. She died peacefully on Sunday, January 8, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 85. Her sisters, Ida Jeanne Ford, Loretta Fay and Elsie Nichols, also preceded Josephine in death. Her survivors include, loving husband of 59 years, Alvin L. Moser of Wellsburg, NY; beloved daughter, Carol J. Moser of Wellsburg, NY; sister, Mara Wolfe of Wetona, PA; along with several nieces, nephews and many friends. She retired from Rosenbaum's in 1988 after 40 + years of dedicated service in the business office. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Tuesday, January 10, 2006, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring her life will be held following the visitation, 3 p.m. The Reverend Nettie Treat will celebrate Josephine's services. Interment will take place in the Elmwood Cemetery Caton, NY, at a time convenient for her family.

 Aurora Inez Cole, 27, of San Diego, California, died unexpectedly Feb. 26, 1988 at her home. Born in San Diego on Oct. 19, 1960, she was the daughter of Abraham and Juana Trillas. On Sept. 13, 1987, in San Diego, she married Douglas Scott Cole of Mainesburg. She attended the Midway Baptist Church of San Diego. Surviving are her husband; her father and mother of San Diego; one brother, Abraham Trillas, stationed with the US Navy in Alaska; three sisters, Gloria Buchanan and Alicia Kilani of San Diego and Irene Hansan of Norfolk, Virginia; her parents-in-law, Bill and Mary Cole; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dan and Wendy Cole, brothers-in-law, Dean and Dwight Cole, sister-in-law, Rebecca Cole, all of Mainesburg; four nieces; four nephews; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. A largely attended funeral service was held in the Sally Lynn Chapel at the Greenwood Funeral Home Tuesday, Mar. 1. The Rev. Ed Baize of the Midway Baptist Church officiated. Many beautiful flowers were sent by friends. Interment was made in Greenwood Memorial Park in San Diego. She was a happy, very likeable girl and will be greatly missed by all of those who knew her.

TROWBRIDGE, George D. (SRGP 79486)
George D. Trowbridge, 64, of 19 Huntley St. Malden, Mass., was stricken and died at work Monday, Jan. 28, 1963. The deceased was born at Trowbridge, Pa., October 24, 1898. He graduated from Mansfield High School in 1916. He had lived in Malden for ten years. He had been employed as an ironworker for the Atlantic Roofing Co. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Malden and Local 7 of the Ironworkers Union. He is survived by his wife, Jane Biesecker Trowbridge;’ two sons, George B. of Stoneham, Mass., and Charles A. of Philadelphia;’ a daughter, Jane E. Brunn of Pittsburg;’ seven grandchildren;’ two brothers, Albert of Rochester and Harry of Millerton;’ three sisters, Mrs. Sara Hurd of Ontario, Miss Minerva Trowbridge of Rochester and Mrs. Jay (Ettie) Kent of Millerton. Services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Weir Funeral Home, 144 Salem St., Malden, with Rev. Hillyer H. Straton, D.D., of the First Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden.

Angeline M. Age 51, of Sayre, PA, died Tuesday, December 27, 2005, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born May 22, 1954 in Sayre, PA, the daughter of the late Harry L. (Art) and Josephine Walker. She was employed as a Registered Nurse and Southern Tier Pediatrics, Elmira, NY. She was a graduate of the Sayre High School Class of 1972. She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Kenneth, at home; her children, Matthew, Jessica, Brad, and Allen Wise; six grandchildren; brother, H. Ty and Helen Walker; and nephew, Christopher Walker. Friends and family may call Friday, December 30, 2005, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main Street, Athens, PA, from 3-5:00 p.m. and 7-9:00 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 9:00 p.m. with Rev. Diane Bentley of the Sayre Methodist Church officiating. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. 3rd Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

WISNESKI   John Joseph Sr. of Barefootbay, Florida Age 81, died early Monday, January 9, 2006, at Tandem Health Care. He was born in Elmira, NY, and was a US Army Veteran who served in WWII. He founded and operated Wisneski Dental Lab in Horseheads, NY. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Shirley Wisneski; four children, John Wisneski, Jr., Sandra Simons, Mark Wisneski, Lynn Rush; 11 grandchildren, John, Robert, Eric, Kristy, Jennifer Wisneski, Jason, Daniel, Jill Simons, Katlyn Haven, Deanna Rush, J. Thomas; and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Stanley Wisneski. Private Memorial Mass at St. Luke's Catholic Church, Barefootbay, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wuesthoff Brevard Hospice or a charity of your choice.

Miss Anna WOERNLEY, formerly of 27-1/2 Spruce St. in Hornell, died Friday at a Buffalo hospital. She was 93 years old. A native of Elmira, she spent most of her life in Hornell where she served as a registered nurse at St. James Mercy and Bethesda Hospitals. She also spent several years in the nursing profession at Monroe County Hospital in Rochester. She retired in 1957.  Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Edith Herb of Chicago, Mrs. Emily Lewis of Hornell and Mrs. Ella Huntington of Buffalo; one brother, Lewis Woernley of Buffalo.  A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Crandall and  Crandall Funeral Home in Hornell. Burial will be in Rural Cemetery.

WOERNLEY--Friends may call at the Crandall and Crandall Funeral Home Sunday from 3 to 5 arid 7 to 9 p.m. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. [Source: unknown newspaper, 5 June 1971]  [Note: Anna was born 16 July 1877, died 4 June 1971]

??? M. Elizabeth A. MASON, age 88, of Falls Church, VA died October 10, 1999.  She was born near Gillett, PA.  She attended Mansfield College and taught school at Checkerville and other schools. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Joan and Curtis Wilson of Springfield, VA; also sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, Louise VanVeghten, Mary May, Beverly Knights, Dorando Hoose, Margaret and Ronald Woodard; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack, in 1991; son Kevin in 1976; and a daughter, Ann, in 1979.  Arrangements were in charge of the Money and King funeral Home in Vienna, VA This Space Reserved for YOUR Submissions 
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