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BALDWIN Ernest L. "Ernie" Age 69, of Gillett, PA, died on Saturday, July 8, 2006, at Robert Packer Hospital with his family by his side. Ernie was born September 24, 1936 in Honesdale, PA, the son of the late Mortimer and Wealtha Brennan Baldwin. He was also preceded in death by his two sisters, Gloria and Frances; three brothers, Louie, Mort and Joe. Ernie is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Catherine Ann Gillilland Baldwin; brother, Eugene Baldwin of Westfield, PA; five daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Ronald Bull of FL, Deborah and Lee Granger of Elmira, Tina and Donald Lewis of Elmira Heights, Theresa and Samuel Misko of Horseheads, Kimberly and Jeffery Covell of Elmira Heights; son and daughter-in-law, Scotty and Terri Baldwin of Elmira. He had several nieces, nephews and grandchildren and loved them all. Ernie worked construction and drove truck over the road, as well as had his own tavern, "Ernie's Place" in Elmira. He enjoyed camping, fishing, his dogs, Hootie and Jada, but most of all he enjoyed his family and friends. There will be a gathering at Ernie's home for his close friends and family on Thursday, July 13, 2006, at 6:00 p.m. It was Ernie's wish to have no calling hours. Those who would like may make memorial donations to Robert Packer Hospital, Dialysis Unit, 8th Floor, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840 in Ernie's memory. Arrangements are being handled by Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.

BERGQUIST Ronald J. Age 79, of Horseheads, NY, died on Saturday, July 15, 2006, at his home with his loving family by his side. He was born on December 14, 1926 in Lewistown, MO to the late Lester and Hattie (Jensen) Bergquist. Ronald is survived by his wife, Joanna (Lepa) Bergquist of Horseheads; daughters, Cynthia (Robert) Letendre of Hopkinton, MA, Jewel Howard of Denver, CO, Dawn (Kevin) Murphy of Cherry Hill, NJ and Constance (Randy) Garber of Ocala, FL; sons, Andrew (Jamie) Pavlina of Southport, John (Fawn) Pavlina of Big Flats and CJ (Libby) of Elmira Heights; sister, Hazel Spring of Modesto, CA; several grandchildren and one great-grandchild. It was Ronald's wish that there be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Wednesday, July 19th at 10 a.m. at the Southern Tier Church of Christ, 351 E. Thurston St., Elmira, with James Paul officiating. James D. Barrett Funeral Home is assisting the family.

BOHLAYER Robert N. Age 75, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully Saturday, July 15, 2006, with his loving wife of 51 years, Helen R. Bohlayer by his side. Robert is also survived by his girls and their families, Julie (J.J.) Chalk, Paula (Rick) Bowmaster, and Renee Juteau; grandchildren, Mariah, Erynne, Sarah and Alexis. Brother; Raymond (Alice) Bohlayer. Robert was a U.S.N. Veteran, a Golden Eagle with F.O.E., member of the American Legion and the V.F.W. A talented carpenter, who was the proprietor of Bohlayer's Construction for 40 years. Robert enjoyed NASCAR and his favorite driver was Tony Stewart. He liked playing cards especially "Scat" and "Euchre." He was an avid bowler and liked to fish (though not well). Robert was known for his practical joke playing and had a great sense of humor. He was a generous and caring man who will be deeply missed. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. on Tuesday, July 18, 2006, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with Funeral Service there Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. The Reverend William Wells will officiate.

BOX Russell Stevens "Steve" A much loved resident of the Southport community died very unexpectedly on Thursday morning, July 13, 2006 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following a brief illness at the age of 48. Born here in Elmira, Steve was the son of Russell & Sibyl Box. He attended Elmira Free Academy graduating in 1976. He married his companion and loving wife, JoAnn Cartwright on August 11, 1979. Steve was the proprietor of Box & Moore Storage Inc. until joining Keck's Food Service where he was the Bakery Sales Director. Steven was a current member and secretary of the Retail Bakers Association of New York State. His many interests included sailing on Keuka Lake with his father and was a former member of the Keuka Lake Yacht Club. He enjoyed Indy racecars, possessed a wonderful sense of humor, was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and lifelong member of the Southport Fire Department. A supportive husband and father, Steven loved vacationing with his family who survive and cherish his memory. His wife of 26 years JoAnn Cartwright Box, their children, Mallory and Brian Box both at home. Stevens parents, Russell and Sibyl Box, Elmira; his sister, Janet (Tom Crane) Box-Panksepp, Elmira; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Clifford "Popo" & Betty "Nema" Cartwright, Elmira; a sister-in-law, Linda Donovan, Big Flats, brothers-in-law, Paul & Karen Cartwright, Montour Falls; Robert & Sandra Cartwright, Saco, ME; Clifford & Erica Cartwright, West Palm Beach, FL; nephews and nieces, including Jules Panksepp, Bradley (Angela) Cartwright and a nephew and godson Christopher Cartwright along with a community of friends including his neighbors, Allen & Mary Pratt and his many colleagues. Steven was predeceased by his uncle and mentor, George Box. In honoring his wishes he will be cremated with no prior viewing. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sunday, July, 16, 2006 between the hours of 12(noon)-2 and 4-6 p.m. A memorial service will take place in Christ United Methodist Church, 330 W. Church St. Elmira, NY 14901 on Monday morning at 11 a.m. Because Steven was a very community minded person, his family requests memorials be directed to the Southport Fire Department or the charity of ones choice in his memory.

BROWN, M. Alice
Miss M. Alice Brown of Los Angeles, California, died very unexpectedly, December 20.  Miss Brown was a former resident of Elmira, where she lived many years before going West.  She had many relatives and friends in this city.  Miss Brown was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church.  The family resided many years on Hall Street and later on Davis street near West First street.  William Brown was the father and the late Comfort Brown, a former principal of School N. Four, was an uncle of the decedent.  Miss Brown is survived by a brother, Fred Brown.  The burial was in Los Angeles, Cal.

BRYANT, Palmer R.
Palmer R. Bryant, a well known old time resident of Millerton, where he for many years conducted a prosperous business, died at Breesport, N.Y., on Friday last, aged about eighty-five years.  Mr. Bryant at one time was the possessor of a nice property, which in later years he lost through unwise speculation.  He was several times married, and numerous relatives reside in this section.

Mary B. Age 85, of Bragg Towers, Elmira, NY. She was born December 9, 1920 in Troy, PA, daughter of the late William and Martha (Bright) Burns, and died Wednesday, July 12, 2006, at Elcor Health Services. She was predeceased by her brothers, Percy and Robert Burns; and is survived by her brother, William H. Burns; sisters, Katherine Horton and Jane Greene; dear friends, Trudy and Harold Madison, all of Elmira; along with a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Service on Friday, July 14th at 6 p.m., in Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira. Rev. James E. Jones will officiate. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Mary through donations to the American Cancer Society.

BUTLER - William Butler, many years ago a resident of this borough and more recently a citizen of Blossburg, died on the 1st instant at the residence of his son in law, Mr. Abner Perry, of Sunbury, PA in the seventy eighth year of age. He was a native of VT and came to Covington with his parents in 1811. When twenty-two years old, he married Abigail Mitchell, daughter of Robert Mitchell of Mitchell's Creek, one of the early settlers of the county. Mr. Butler went to Blossburg in 1841 and resided there until quite recently. He joined the Baptist church at Tioga in 1830 and he was one of the early members of the Order of FreeMasons in this part of the country. He was a worthy citizen and a true man in all the relations of life. His funeral was held at the Baptist church in Blossburg, last week Sunday afternoon, the sermon being preached by the Rev. Harry Lamkin at the special request of the deceased. The members of the Bloss Lodge A.Y.M. were present and performed the last sad rite at the grave. Mr. Butler left five sons and two daughters to mourn his death. Two of his children - William M. Butler and Nancy Clark reside in Blossburg. - Wellsboro Agitator, Tues. 12 May 1885

CICCOTTI Angelo Age 83, of Windemere Rd., Wilmington, NC, died Friday, July 21, 2006, at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, Mooresville, NC. He was born April 17, 1923 in Elmira, NY, son of the late Mike and Angelina Frisk Ciccotti. Mr. Ciccotti was a food service manager with the Department of Corrections, State of New York. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church, Wilmington. Survivors include his wife, Illa VanAlstine Ciccotti; three children, Sandra Novick and husband, Ray of Mooresville, NC, Tina Ciccotti of Durham, NC, and Marty Ciccotti and wife, Laura of East Aurora, NY; one brother, Anthony Ciccotti and wife, Delores of Elmira, NY; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Mr. Ciccotti was preceded in death by two sisters, Julia Coletta and Adelaide Ciccotti; and two great-grandchildren. A funeral mass is scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 26, 2006, at St. Mark Catholic Church, Wilmington, with the Msgr. Matthew Hendrick officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 3803-B Computer Drive, Suite 108, Raleigh, NC 27609, or to the St. Mark Catholic School, 1011 Eastwood Road, Wilmington, NC 28403. The family is being served by Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, NC.

CLARK - Lee A. Clark, 45, of Wellsboro, died Monday, June 5, 2006. He was born April 21, 1961 in Wellsboro, a son of the late Arnold L. and Aldora Roupp Clark. Lee was employed by Mark’s Carpet Cleaning and was an avid NASCAR fan. He also loved to cook and enjoyed football and baseball. Lee was a very kind and caring person. He is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy (Karen) Clark of Las Cruces, NM; sister and brother-in-law, Sandra (William) Tillotson of Wellsboro; many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Friday, June 9, at 10 AM at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro with the Rev. Gregory P. Hinton officiating. - Mansfield Gazette, June 7, 2006, p.6A

CLARK Shanna Putnam and Travis James
Shanna Putnam Clark and her husband, Travis James Clark, were tragically killed by a wrong-way driver on an interstate highway near Lansing, MI, early Sunday morning, July 9, 2006. Mr. and Mrs. Clark were returning to their home in Chicago after visiting relatives in Potsdam. Shanna and Travis were married July 12, 2003 at St. Agnes Church, Lake Placid, NY. Shanna and Travis were greatly loved by their families. They were kind and generous, great fun to be with, and will be deeply missed. Shanna was born in Fitchburg, MA, October 1, 1977. She is the daughter of William and Kathryn Putnam, Potsdam. She graduated from Potsdam Central School in 1996, and Union College, Schenectady, in 2000. She was employed as a project manager by Huthwaite, Inc. in Chicago. She was an active volunteer for Make-A-Wish foundation of Chicago. She was known for her beautiful smile and gentle personality. Born May 10, 1978 in Elmira, NY, Travis is the son of Jane Clark of Kennebunkport, Maine, and of the late Theodore Clark. Travis graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1996, and Union College, Schenectady, in 2000. He was a brother of the Chi Psi Fraternity at Union College. He worked as a group manager for the corporate affairs group of Weber Shandwick, a public relations firm in Chicago. Travis was known for his great sense of humor and love of adventure. Shanna's surviving family, in addition to her parents, include her sister, Kerry, from Chicago, IL, who was also injured in the accident and is recovering at home; her two brothers, Brian and his wife, Nicole, and Shawn and his fiancee, Kelly Johnston, all of Boston, MA; her grandmother, Margaret M. Curtin, Potsdam; and a large extended family. Shanna was predeceased by her grandparents, Harold and Dorothy Putnam and C. John Curtin, all of Potsdam. Surviving family of Travis, in addition to his mother, are his brother, Adam Clark of Ventura Beach, CA; his grandmother, Lucie Clark of Elmira; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Union College, in care of the Travis J. and Shanna Putnam Clark Memorial Scholarship Fund, 807 Union Street, Schenectady, NY 12308. A Mass of Christian Burial for Travis and Shanna Clark of Chicago, IL, will be held on Monday, July 17, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church in Potsdam, NY, with Rev. Garry Giroux (Pastor of St. Mary's Church) and Rev. Francis Flynn (Pastor of St. Francis in Constable, NY) Con-celebrant. Burial for both will take place following the service at St. Mary's Cemetery in Potsdam, NY. Friends may call at the Garner Funeral Home in Potsdam, NY on Sunday, July 16, 2006, from 3 to 7 p.m.

Angeline G. (Angie) Age 80, of Rectory Lane, Wellsboro, PA, died July 8, 2006 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She was the wife of Howard A. James whom she married October 7, 1950. Angie was born January 12, 1926 in Galeton, PA, the daughter of the late Alfred and Rose Pagano Close. She was a graduate of Galeton High School, St. Mary's Nursing School, Rochester, NY and was a retired registered nurse at the OR of Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. She was a nurse for Bachman, Erway, Wilson, Coolidge and Webster, and a supervisor at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. Angie was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Wellsboro, and loved her family and traveling. She enjoyed needlepoint, playing scrabble and was an avid reader. Surviving beside her Husband are Son and Daughter-in-law, David M. and Sally (Hazelton) James, Norfolk, VA; Brothers and Sisters-in-law, George and Ilene Close, Galeton, PA, and James and Kay Close, Harpers Ferry, WV; two Grandchildren, Alyssa James and Austin James; Aunts, Edith Piaquadio, Galeton, PA, and Genny Tarentelli, Corning, NY; Uncles, Carmine Pagano, Galeton, PA, Fred Pagano, FL, and Ernest Pagano, Galeton, PA; Brothers-in-law and Sister-in-law, LaRue and Audrey James, Westfield, PA, Edwin James, DuBois, PA, and Russell James, Ely, NV, Angeline G. James; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by two Brothers, Tom Close, Galeton, PA and Charles Close, Troy, PA. Friends and family are invited to Angie's Life Celebration on Thursday, July 13, 2006, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. The Recitation of Prayers will be held at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, at the Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, July 14, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Central Avenue, Wellsboro, with Rev. Joseph Manarchuck officiating. Burial in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton, PA. If desired, Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Avenue, Williamsort, PA 17701, or to the American Lung Association, P.O. Box 115, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Helen Elizabeth Formerly of West Third St., died in the early hours of Saturday, July 22, 2006, at Founders Pavilion, where she was recovering from several major injuries and succumbed to prolong difficulties. She was born in Astoria, NY, the daughter of Louis and Mary Condon and moved with her family to the Corning area in 1940 to pursue a life in West Central New York State. Helen was a loving and devoted daughter, niece, sister, wife, mother, aunt and friend to many. Helen had been employed as a secretary for Corning, Inc., and for most of her prominent years she was employed in the jewelry business for Charles Ray and Frank Barber. Helen and Edmund W. Gay were married for 51 years. He predeceased her April 23, 1997. Her brother, Louis J. Condon also predeceased her. She is survived by her three sons, Edmund L. Gay (wife, Brenda) of Portland, Oregon, Michael T. Gay (wife, Dianne) of Atlanta, Georgia, and John P. Gay of Houston, TX; six grandchildren; and her sister-in-law, Mary Condon and family of Corning, NY. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, Wednesday, July 26, 2006, from 4-7 p.m. A prayer service will be offered at the funeral home Thursday, July 27, 2006, at 9:30 a.m., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Corning, NY. Committal Prayers and Interment will be held at the family plot in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY. Following the services, friends are invited for a time of sharing and refreshments at the family residence, 229 W. Third St., Corning, NY. The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Helen's name to All Saints Parish, 222 Dodge Avenue, Corning, NY 14830.

VENNEL Barbara Costanza Age 57, Spencer, died Sunday, July 23, 2006, at her home. She was born in Fussen, Germany, October 25, 1948, the daughter of Carl and Vera (Myer) Carlsen. Barbara is survived by her mother, Vera Petrangelo, Horseheads; son, Mark Costanza, Corning; daughter, Kimberly Costanza, Corning; stepson, Grant (Tanya) Vennel, Jr., Spencer; three stepdaughters, Wendy (Dick) Clark, Spencer, Jodie (Paul) Ruiz, Corpus Christi, TX, Sherry Vennel, Van Etten; 11 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter; three sisters, Patricia Card, Horseheads, Beverly Skinner, Candor, Olivia Cotterell, Canandaigua; nieces and nephews. Barbara was predeceased by her father, William "Bud" Petrangelo; and husband, Grant A. Vennel. Barbara graduated from Baldwin High School in Syracuse. Following cosmetology school in Syracuse, Barbara worked for years and later on-the-side as a hair dresser. She received an associate degree in medical administration at Elmira College. Barbara was employed at Thurber and Thurber in Elmira as an administrative assistant. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 26, 2006, at 8:00 p.m. at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer with Rev. Clarence R. Windnagle officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. before the service. Inurnment will be in La Row Cemetery, North Van Etten, NY.

Doris (Dorie) Croft Age 85, formerly of RR1, Knoxville, PA, died Sunday, July 9, 2006, at the Carleton Senior Care Home in Wellsboro, PA. She was born February 3, 1921 in Elkland, PA, the daughter of Earl and Viola Beard Croft. She was married to Donald Skinner on March 29, 1941, and they were happily married for 64 years. She was a homemaker and helped her husband on their small farm in her earlier years, and in later years, she worked at Leather's Hardware, Northern Tier Veterinary Clinic, River Valley Country Club, served on the Deerfield Township Election Board, helped deliver Meals on Wheels, and most recently, retired as head librarian at the Knoxville Public Library. Reading was her favorite pastime, but most important to her, was the time spent with her family and friends. She was a member of the Knoxville Yoked Church. She and her husband, Donald, were members of the Valley 49ers Dance Club for many years. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas and Linda Skinner, Westfield, PA, Kim and Nina Skinner, Big Flats, NY; grandchildren, Jamie (Eva) Skinner, currently serving with the United States Army in Korea, Charlie (Tammy) Skinner of Millport, NY, Joy (Mike) Scribner of Buffalo, NY, Daniel Skinner, currently serving with the United States Air Force in Misawa, Japan, and Leah Skinner of Westfield, PA; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Sarah and Maria Skinner; sister, Gerturde Marie Peterman of Hendersonville, NC; nieces, Viola (Robert) Mortimer of Knoxville, PA, Gaye (Richard) Vine of Bloomington, IN, Betty Jean McConnell of South Hadley, MA, Delores (Graham) Wightman of Corning, NY; nephew, Jim (Norma) Croft of Lancaster, PA; sister-in-law, Annabelle (Edwin) Van Schaick of Elkland, PA; and several other nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald on November 4, 2005; sister, Ruth Northup; brother and sister-in-law, Osman and Jean Croft; and brother-in-law, James (Bud) Peterman; and nephew, Richard (Ricky) Shepherd. A celebration of her life will be conducted Friday, July 14, at 11:00 a.m. at the Knoxville Yoked Church with Pastor Joel Coleman officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Knoxville Yoked Church, Knoxville Public Library, or an organization of one's choice. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA.

McCLURE, Mary Ellen (Mae) Crowley of Elmira, NY Mary Ellen (Mae) Crowley McClure, 90 years, formerly of Bridge St., Corning, NY, died Monday, July 24, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born April 11, 1916 in Elmira, NY, and the only daughter of William and Ella Gilner Crowley. She married Robert T. McClure November 6, 1939 at St. Casimir's Church in Elmira, NY, he predeceased her in 1970. Mae was an employee of the Corning/Painted Post School District, retiring in 1982. One of seven children, Mae was the last survivor of her family and their spouses as well as her husband's family of nine and spouses. She is survived by children, Barbara (John) Blickensderfer of Philadelphia, PA, Marianne (Edward) Lecker of St. Mary's, PA, Robert (Mabel) McClure of Canastota, NY, James (Carol) McClure of Elmira, NY, Joan (Charlie) Payne of Corning, NY; also grandchildren, Bryan (Rachael) Johnson, Steven McClure, Julie (Mike) Monahan, Crystal Payne, Shelley (Jeff) Lancaster, Marycathryn McClure and Rebecca McClure; great-grandchildren, Rachel Mitcheltree and Taylor Johnson; also several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by granddaughter, Diane Johnson in 1984. Mae was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Vincent de Paul Church. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, Thursday July 27, 2006, from 4-7 p.m. A Prayer Service will be offered at the funeral home Friday, July 28, 2006, at 9:00 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Corning, NY. Committal Prayers and Interment will be held at the family plot in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY. The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Mae's name to: Corning Meals on Wheels, Inc., 144 Cedar St., Corning, NY 14830, or St. Joseph's Skilled Nursing Unit, St. Joseph's Hospital, 55 E. Market St., Elmira, NY 14901.

DAVIES-WEBB Stephanie A celebration of the life of Stephanie Davies Webb will be held Saturday, July 15, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1009 Maple Avenue, Elmira, NY. The family will provide flowers. Contributions can be made to the charity of one's choice or to the Memorial Fund at Westminster Church in her memory. She is survived by her husband, Gary Webb; and son, "DJ" Webb, both of Harker Heights, TX; her mother, Shirley Davies Porter of Bethany Village, Horseheads, NY; a sister, Suzanne (Christopher) Morton of Watkins Glen, NY; a niece, Sara; and nephew, Alex Morton, both of Watkins Glen, NY. She was predeceased by her father, Winfred Davies, 7/27/83.

DAY William Bowler "Bill" Was blessed into peace on the morning of August 4th, 2006, joining his beloved wife, Jeanie. They are together now with their family and friends who left before them. We are certain they are all dancing to the sounds of "Big Bands" and celebrating being reunited. William was born on January 24th, 1920 at 1438 South Boston Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the youngest child and only son of Charles Lyman and Clara Louise Day. He had three sisters, Collette, Francis and Mary Louise. His fondest memories were of his childhood years in Tulsa. At age 15, his family moved to Little Genesee, NY, where he attended Bolivar Central School. He graduated from Mohonk in New Paltz, NY, and studied Business Administration. From 1941 to 1945, he served in the Navy in the South Pacific during WWII. It was during this time he met his wife of 62 years on a blind date at a USO dance on Valentine's Day. They were married July 11, 1943. After WWII, he joined the Army, where he served until being honorably discharged in 1955. His last employment was at the A & P plant in Horseheads, NY, where he worked for 17 years until the plant closed. A devoted father, he would often say his greatest success in life was his family. Loving him still are his five children, Sunnie Day Griswold of Canisteo, Mary Louise Day-Starr of Springfield, Tennessee, Jackie Day of Bandon, Oregon, William (Gail) Day of Bend, Oregon, and Elizabeth (Ed Kenny) Day of Elmira; his nine grandchildren, Bryce, Rebecca, Darin, Matthew, Jason, Sunnie, Bodie, Emmy and Mayrose; along with six great-grandchildren, Skylar, Jared, Tyler, Logan, Hattie and Grace. Bill was a man of strong convictions and warm character. He loved his country and was proud to have served in the military. He was a compassionate and dedicated supporter of animal rescue causes, children's organizations, and USO projects. He often called on Saint Anthony and believed in "Paying It Forward" by extending help when he could. His hobbies included a love of dancing, collecting music of his era, taking home movies, model trains, sharing family history and reading the Oz books with his children. Through his struggles at the end, he was able to maintain his sense of humor and bring laughter to those who loved him most. To all those who helped with his care, he wanted to give a special thanks. There were many of you along the way, especially Linda, Sharon, Connie, Rebecca, Veronica, Brian, John and Warren, Mary Ann and Lori, and Debbie. The warmth and caring you brought into our home will always be remembered. A celebration of Bill's life, along with Military Honors that will be accorded him, will take place at a date and time to be announced at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY.

PERRYCatherine L. Mowers Age 90, formerly of Freeville, NY, died Saturday, July 22, 2006, in the Medicalodge of Dewey, OK. Catherine was born on February 15, 1916 at Veteran, NY, a daughter of the late Floyd and Edna (Gallow) Dean. She was raised in Alpine, NY and graduated from Odessa High School in 1933. She was married to Harold Mowers in 1943. She relocated to Florida and had worked as a nurse in Daytona from 1956-1964. In 1965 Catherine returned to Spencer St., Ithaca, NY and was employed as a secretary for the Security Mutual Insurance Company retiring in 1986. Catherine relocated to Oklahoma in 1998 to be near her daughter, Donna. Survivors include two daughters, Donna (Robert) Marsheck of Bartlesville, OK and Doris (Richard) Lobdell of Freeville, NY; eight grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her siblings, Elva Dean Terry, Clara Dean Williams, Maurice Dean and Harry Dean. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, August 22, 2006, in Cayuta Cemetery with a reception to follow at the home of Doris and Richard Lobdell, 691 West Dryden Road, Freeville, NY.

On Thursday, June 1, Alma, the only daughter of Walter and Sarah Dickinson, of this town, passed from the life of earth, after a brief but painful illness from pleuro-pneumonia.  Miss Dickinson, thought not quite eighteen years of age, was an active worker in the Methodist Episcopal church, well and widely known for unusual promise of her Christian character and her noble, considered life.  She had passed a number of terms at the Mansfield State Normal school, with a view to entering upon the profession of a teacher.  The funeral was very largely attended at the home on Saturday afternoon, Rev. P.J. Bull, the pastor, officiating.  Six young men, cousins of the deceased, served as casket bearers, while six young ladies, also cousins, attended the remains to their last beautiful resting place in the capacity of honorary pall bearers.  The floral tributes were numerous, and universal sympathy is expressed for Mr. and Mrs. Dickinson in this sad bereavement which has so unexpectedly cast its dark shadow over their home.

DYKE Durward Lee, Jr. Age 66, of Panama City, FL, died on Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at his home. He was born in Mansfield, PA and had lived in this area for 22 years. Mr. Dyke was a member of Lynn Haven Baptist Church, served in the United States Marines and was a member of the Moose Lodge. Survivors include five children, Arvery Dyke of New York, Cindy Staten of Bayou George, FL, Durward Dyke, III of Panama City, Vicki Loncaric and husband, James, of Lynn Haven, FL, Jonathon Dyke, Sr. of Panama City Beach; brother, Colie Dyke of Wellsboro, PA; three sisters, Fran Jayne of Mansfield, PA, Peggy Blanchard of Georgia, Patty Gerow of Morris Run, PA; seven grandchildren, Ashley Dyke, Christian Brown, Jessica Rago, Bianca Amos, Kamrie Rice, Jonathon Dyke, Jr., Mason Dyke; four great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Durward Lee Dyke, Sr. and Leona Mae Comfort Dyke; son, Robert Allen Dyke; and two sisters, Mary Spencer and Florlence Dyke. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at First Baptist Church, 25 Central Ave., Wellsboro, PA 16901 with Rev. William Shephard officiating.

Agnes E. "Jeanne" Age 81, of Dansville, NY, formerly Horseheads, died on July 8th. Survived by daughter, Ann (Larry) Smith; granddaughters, Gretchyn and Sarah Smith; sisters, Mary Randall and Barbara Applin; brother, John (Doris) Earley; and several nieces and nephews.

Maxine O. Age 71, of 6858 Hardscrabble Road, Addison, NY, formerly of Elkland, PA, died Tuesday, August 8, 2006, at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. She was born August 13, 1935 in Coudersport, PA, the daughter of Okey and Margaret Drenning Glover. She worked for Metamora Products for 32 years, and for the Northern Tioga School District for 37 years. She was a member of the Elkland United Methodist Church. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, "Chuck" and Ingrid Hendershot, Bristow, VA; son, William "Bucky" Hendershot, Addison, NY; grandchildren, Brooks and Victoria Hendershot, Addison, NY; sister, Dorothy Williams, Homestead, FL; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by sisters, Jane Glover Weiss and Judy Louise Glover; and parents, Okey and Margaret Glover. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA, Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. where funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Burial in Genesee Cemetery, Genesee, PA.

Doris. J. Baker Age 73, of Van Etten and Lowman, died Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at Schuyler Skilled Nursing in Montour Falls, NY. She was born in Owego, NY, December 28, 1932. Doris is survived by her daughter, Laura (Milton) Cody, Van Etten; two sons, Louis (Audrey) Baker, Lowman, and Edwin (Tracy) Baker, Van Etten; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Beatrice Monell, Owego; several nieces and nephews. Doris was predeceased by first husband, William Baker; second husband, Edwin Munson; daughter, Esther Baker Talada; son-in-law, Richard Arthur Talada; two brothers, Louis and Richard Gould; sister, Laura Worden; and granddaughter, Sarah Talada. She was a member of the Owego Grange. Funeral services will be Friday, July 14, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer with Rev. Beverly Davenport officiating. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. before the service. Interment will be in Hope Cemetery, Newark Valley, NY.

GREENWALT - Kenneth E. Greenwalt, 54, of Lawrenceville, peacefully died surrounded by his loving family in the comfort of his own home on Saturday, June 10, 2006 after a long battle with cancer. Born Aug. 18, 1951 in Elmira, NY, he was the son of Lee and Bertha Greenwalt. Kenneth worked for CAF-USA in Elmira Heights, NY for over 20 years and served as a quality inspector for the last eight years of his employment. He was a certified welding inspector (CWI). He was an avid hunter, enjoyed performing small engine repairs, woodworking, bowling, horseshoe pitching, and spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his brother, Kevin in May 2004 and his sister-in-law, Gladys Friends in June 2002. Kenneth is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Glenda M. Horton Greenwalt; his five beloved children, Shawn of Lawrenceville, Steven and his fiancee, April Schriner of Tioga, Sabrina, Seth and Sterling, all of Lawrenceville; his parents, Lee and Bertha of Lawrenceville; his sister and brothers-in-law, Kathy (Donald) Kriner of Lawrenceville, Karen (Scott) Keck of Wellsboro; three grandchildren, Brooke and Logan Geenwalt of Lawrenceville, Tehya Greenwalt of Tioga; mother-in-law, Agnes Horton of Lawrenceville; brothers-in-law, Glenn Friends of Millerton, Jim Horton of Lawrenceville; sister-in-law, Jacqueline Greenwalt of Lawrenceville; uncle and aunt, James and Tuy Steele of Sun City West, Ariz; five nieces; a nephew; two great nieces; several cousins; good friends, Crystal Stickler, Aaron Low; and many other friends. A gathering of family and friends took place Tuesday, June 13 at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., Elmira, NY. Services honoring Kenneth’s life followed visitation. The Rev. G. Victor Perry celebrated his service. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to an education fund for Ken’s children at Citizens and Northern Bank, in care of Karen Keck, PO Box 58, Wellsboro, PA 169901 or donations may be made to the Laural Home Health Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901 or American Cancer Society of the Southern Tier, 1316 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901. - Mansfield Gazette, June 14, 2006, p.6A

GROVER Martin J. Age 81, of Van Etten, died Sunday, July 16, 2006, at his home. He was born in the Town of Baldwin, NY, on February 7, 1925. Martin is survived by his wife of 59 years, Rita W. (Crance) Grover; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Cindy Grover, Odessa; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon Grover-Renda and Joseph John Renda, III, Hopedale, MA; grandchildren, Chad Grover, Elmira, Casey Grover, Elmira, Angela and Brian Yontz, Watkins Glen, Michael J. Renda, Hopedale, MA; great-grandchildren, Mattie Yontz, Jacob Yontz, Chad Joshua Grover; sister, Marian Grover, Sun City Center, Florida; many nieces and nephews. Martin was predeceased by his parents, Harry S. and Esther (Knuutila) Grover, formerly of Hicks; brothers and sister, Byron Grover, formerly of Van Etten, Ruth, Richard, and Alvin Grover, formerly of Hicks. Martin graduated in 1943 from the Van Etten Central School. He was a Private serving in the U.S. Army in Fort Knox, Kentucky; a member of the Van Etten Fire Company; a life member of the Candor American Legion Post #907, having served formerly as Post Commander. Martin was previously employed by Cotton-Hanlon Lumber Company in Odessa, and Ward-La France in Elmira Heights. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 20, 2006, at 4:00 p.m. at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer with Rev. Beverly Davenport officiating. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. before the service. Memorials may be directed to Candor American Legion Post #907, 90 Spencer Road, Candor, NY 13743.

HARPER - Clifford D. “Buck” Harper, 79, of Wellsboro, died Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at home. He was the husband of Ruth Eberenz Harper, whom he married November 6, 1949. Buck was born July 24, 1926 in McKeesport, the son of the late Oron and Emma Jean Evans Harper. He served on the Carrier Enterprise during World War II, and worked for Niles Lumber Company, before starting “Harper’s Nursery and Landscaping” tree work and most recently, blueberries. Surviving are his wife, Ruth; daughter, Carol (Greg) McAllister of Conifer, Colo.; daughter-in-law, Linda Erb of Antrim; two grandsons, Robert “Bob” (Kennetta) Harper of Wellsboro, Jay (Stephanie) Perry of Brighton, Colo.; three great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Harold “Bill” Harper. A Memorial Service was held on Sunday, June 18 at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, with Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. “For lo the winters pass, the rain is over and gone.” Song of Solomon Chapter 2:11. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to The American Cancer Association, Tioga county Unit, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, Pa 17701. - Mansfield Gazette, June 21, 2006, p.6A

HARTER Percy Fairchild Born March 20, 1916 in Sparta, NY. Percy died July 13, 2006 from complications of lung cancer. Always a Marine, he served with the Second Marine Division during WWII, receiving citations for meritorious conduct in the performance of his duties during action against the enemy on Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Saipan-Tinian, Marianas Islands, Okinawa and Ryukyu Islands. For wounds received in action, he received the Purple Heart and Gold Star. Percy is survived by three daughters, Janet Hansen, Elmira, NY, Charlene Johnson, Pine City, NY, and Charlotte Sanderson, Austin, TX; and three grandchildren, Scott Hansen, Elmira, NY, Elise Hansen, Elmira, NY, Cory Sanderson, Austin, TX; and many loving nieces and nephews. Percy was a corrections officer with the NY Dept. of Corrections and a member of the Masons for 70 years. His ashes will be buried in Liberty, NC.

HAXTON C. Lauren (Hax) Age 92, of 299 Ridgecrest Road, Ithaca, died on Saturday, August 5, 2006, at the Hospicare Residence in Ithaca after a short illness. Mr. Haxton was born December 25, 1913 in Rochester, NY, to Clarence J. and Lida Brouwere Haxton. At three weeks of age the family moved to Comfort Road in Danby, NY. For the balance of his years he lived within ten miles. Mr. Haxton graduated from Ithaca High School and attended Cornell University. In these early years he especially enjoyed playing with the town baseball team in the old county leagues. He was a musician and played several instruments. He was a member of the "Jones Boys" square dance band, the only one around at the time. He played the accordion and harmonica until the time of his death. Mr. Haxton spent five years with "Uncle Sam" in North Africa and Italy. These years gave him some very treasured memories. He kept in touch with some of his comrades throughout his remaining years. He was very proud of his service record and being a veteran. He loved meeting people that could talk of these memories with him. His working years were given to 34 years with NCR in Ithaca. He was the stock room supervisor and developed many lasting friendships during those years. During his working years he was a member of the Ithaca Management Club and American Legion, Ithaca Post 221. He was a member of the board of directors of Project Growing Hope, the Ithaca Community Gardens in the early 1990's and a volunteer with the Friends of the Library. Mr. Haxton was also a writer and recently put together a booklet entitled "C.L." featuring some of the poems he had written. His friends derived great pleasure in reading his works. He was blessed with two wonderful wives, Winnifred L. (Winnie) Haxton and Claudine B. (Bobbi) Haxton and felt his life had been what a life should be. Mr. Haxton is survived by his daughters, Millie Clark of Ithaca, Glenda (Rubin) Everidge of Ithaca; and son, Charles (Gen) Myers of Freeville . He also leaves behind ten grandchildren, great-grandchildren; great-great grandchildren; niece-in-law, Marian Davie of Arkport, NY; nephews, Jack Davie, Lauren (Jackie) Davie of Freeville; and additional nieces, nephews and cousins. Two brothers also survive him, Edwin Lis of Spencer and Edward "Red" Arnold of Owego. In addition to his parents, Clarence and Lida Haxton; and his two wives, Winnie and Bobbi; he was predeceased by a daughter, Irene Ruebel; four grandchildren, Terri Lee Shaw, Debbie, Kenneth and Denise Myers; a sister, Neva Stroebel; and a nephew, Will C. Davie. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 9, at the Leon A. Oltz Funeral Home, 1435 Danby Road, Ithaca, Rev. James Geuder officiating. Burial will follow in Danby Rural Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, August 8, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of C.L. Haxton may be made to Hospicare, 172 E. King Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850. NOTE: Family and friends are invited to the American Legion Post 221, 1231 Danby Road, Ithaca, for a continued time of fellowship immediately following the cemetery committal service.

HIGGINBOTHAM Robert L. Age 83, of Miamisburg, OH and formerly of Elmira, NY, died Tuesday, July 11, 2006. He was a World War II Navy Veteran, a former employee of the Bendix Corp., started Northside Television in Horseheads, NY, the Elmira Cable Co., and Bel Air Mobile Homes Inc. He was a former member and deacon at the Hillcrest Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Burl Higginbotham and Blanche Higginbotham; two brothers, James and Ray Higginbotham; a sister, Marie Schultz; and a son, Allen Lee Higginbotham. He is survived by his wife of 56 yrs., Marlene A. Higginbotham of Miamisburg, OH; five daughters, Donna Rider and husband, Leslie, of Elkhart, IN, Diane Corriveau and husband, Dennis, of Centerville, OH, Nancy Canedy and husband, David, of Bolingbrook, IL, Karen Higginbotham of Alpharetta, GA, and Janet Snyder and husband, Stephen, of Greenville, SC; two sisters, Faye Schlick of Elmira, NY, and Florence Marsh of Jacksonville, FL; and nine grandchildren. Funeral service 12 Noon Thursday, July 13, 2006, at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME-FAR HILS CHAPEL, 5471 Far Hills Ave. at Rahn Rd., Dayton, OH. Pastor David C. Canedy officiating. Interment, Dayton National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 11 a.m. until time of service. If desired, memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Baptist World Mission, P.O. Box 2149, Decatur, AL 35602.

HUBBARD Phillip Age 71, on July 13 while at home after an extended illness, went on to join his loving wife, Elizebeth, surrounded by his grandchildren and their mother (Penny), while his son 'Chet' held his hand. He was predeceased by his wife of 43 years in March 1999; a son, Daniel in October 2001; and a brother, Doug in 1971; along with his parents, Chester and Mabel Hubbard. He leaves behind two sons, Chester and Michael (Ana) Hubbard; a sister, Shirly (Wade) Hill; a brother, Gary (Alice) Hubbard; and a sister-in-law, Barbara Hubbard; several nieces and nephews. Phillip was a loving grandfather to Ana, Daniel (Sheyann) Lisa, Andy (Susan) Hubbard, and his seven great-grandchildren. Phillip was successful at a number of occupations in his life, including a store he started with his wife (Hubbard's Market). Phillip played a leading role in making all the major decisions throughout the years in the business. He was sincere, honest, and cared what he sold to his customers. Trust meant everything to Phillip. He enjoyed fishing with his friend, John Mace, and watching NASCAR with his grandson, Daniel, and in recent years, visiting with his friends at the "Truck Stop" in Alpine Junction. There will be a visitation at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, New York, on Wednesday, July 19, 2006, from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. followed by a celebration of his life at 7:00 p.m. Those wishing may make donations to the American Lung Association, Finger Lakes Region, Inc., 1595 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, New York 14620.

Joan Hughes Age 79, of New Hartford, died Saturday, July 15, 2006, at her home with her family by her side. Joan was born on October 31, 1926 in Utica, the daughter of James A. and Pauline Alsheimer Hughes. She was a graduate of Utica Free Academy, the University of Elmira Nursing program and Columbia University. On October 18, 1952, she married Thomas M. McCraith, Jr. Joan's career as a registered nurse included working for all area hospitals including St. Luke's Hospital from which she retired in 1987. She was also a nursing instructor at MVCC and was Director of Nurses at Mohawk Valley General Hospital, Ilion. Surviving are her beloved husband, Tom; two daughters, Barb McCraith of Shavertown, PA, and Cindy Stocker and her husband, Jerry, of Sauquoit; two sons, Thomas McCraith III and his wife, Mary, of New Hartford, and Gregory McCraith of Grand Island, NY; and one brother, James A. Hughes, Jr. and his wife, Marilyn, of Clinton. Joan also leaves cherished grandchildren, Shauna and Shannon McCraith, Melissa McCraith, Katie Scalafani and her husband, Joe, and Victoria and George McCraith; Amy, Jerry, Jr. and Jake Stocker; and several nieces and nephews. In keeping with Joan's wishes, private visitation for the family will be at their convenience. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary with interment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Clinton. Remembrances in Joan's name may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements are under the direction of Nunn & McGrath Funeral Directors, 470 French Rd., Utica.

JASPER – Jerry Dean Jasper, 67, of Bellefonte, formerly of Wellsboro, died Saturday, June 3, 2006 at Mount Nittany Medical Center. Born Sept. 1, 1948, he was the son of Clair and Helen E. Youngkin Jasper of Wellsboro. He married Peggy L. Conway on Nov. 30, 1968 at Mill Hall. He was a 1966 graduate of Wellsboro High School and of the Protestant faith. Jerry held a great passion for cars in general but got a real thrill in buying and selling cars. He enjoyed dirt track racing along with NASCAR racing. Having a wonderful sense of humor and the ability to talk to people at complete ease, made it easy for him to make friends everywhere he went, making him a real people person. He loved to travel with his wife, enjoying the trip to New England, Even though his health was failing, he was able to meet one of his goals and attend his 40th class reunion on Wellsboro. Jerry worked as a salesman for Beaver Town Block Co in Pleasant Gap for the past 25 years. Surviving besides his wife, Peggy, are his son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey L. (Nancy) Jasper of Mingoville; daughter and son-in-law, Karen Jasper (Marcellus) Wood of Sacramento, Calif.; brother and sister-in-law, John C. (Theresa) Jasper of Wellsboro; three grandchildren, Jordan Jasper, Jacob Jasper, both of Mingoville, Jalen Scales of Sacramento, Calif. Friends were received Tuesday, June 6 at Wetzler Funeral Home, Bellefonte and today, Wednesday, June 7 at the First Baptist Church, Bellefonte. Funeral services were held immediately following calling hours with the Rev. Donald Robson and Pastor Jerry Horton officiating. Burial was made at Coleport Cemetery, Coleport. – Mansfield Gazette, June 7, 2006, p.6A

JOHNS, Thomas
Thomas Johns, a resident near Roseville, Pa., died unexpectedly, Sunday at the family home, age about 50 years.  Mr. Johns had been ill of influenza and had recovered sufficiently yesterday to take a walk with one of his children, in a field nearby the home.  A short time later the child ran into the house with the information that the father had fallen sick.  An investigation showed the decedent had died of a heart seizure.  The family formerly resided at Williamsport, Pa., and removed to Roseville about twenty years ago.  He had lived a retired life the past few years and held the respect of many friends.  He is survived by his widow, who formerly was Miss Mary Wilcox of Mosherville; four children and his mother, Mrs. Therese Johns of Roseville, Pa.  The funeral will be announced later.

JONES Frank P.
Frank P. Jones died very unexpectedly early Friday morning at the family home at Seeley Creek, age 68 years. Mr. Jones was the son of Finla M. Jones and Sarah Jones. His grandfather was Philo Jones, who was one of the pioneer settlers of this valley. He was unmarried and is survived by two brothers, Grant H. Jones, of Buffalo, and Matthew Carpenter Jones, of New York City. The late Fred M. Jones, of this city, also was a brother. Several nieces and nephews survive.   Mr. Jones who had always resided in Seeley Creek was born directly  across the way from the house which he died. For a number of years he represented the town of Southport as Supervisor.  The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home. The Rev. A. G. Cornwell, pastor of the Park Church of this city, will officiate. Interment in Webb Mills Cemetery.  Hand written by Grant H. Jones-Died January 28, 1921  Transcribed by Sue Edling  (Frank Pierce JONES was born Dec. 13, 1852/hist in Seeley Creek, N.Y.. He died JAN. 28, 1921 in Seeley Creek, New York. The son of Finla McClure Jones and Sarah Coonley Mosher.)

Handwritten by Grant Helm Jones "Sawards Journal"
October 23, 1937
Matthew C. Jones Dies Suddenly.  Matthew C. Jones, who was long identified with the New York bituminous trade before his retirement about 10 years ago, died suddenly of a heart attack on October 16th while attending the Fordham-Pittsburgh football game at the Polo Grounds.  When the company's property in New River field was sold to the Berwind-White Coal Mining Co., Mr. Jones retired from active business, although he was a frequent visitor to some of the local coal offices until the day before his death, when he seemed to be in normal health. He was a brother of Grant H. Jones of Buffalo, vice-president of the Shawmut Coal & Coke Co.   Mr. Jones first coal trade was with the Butler Mine Co., an anthracite producing company of which the late O. W. Bump was manager. He was afterwards associated with the Pennsylvania Coal Co. at Buffalo, where the late Thomas Hodgson was then the local sales manager.  When Mr. Bump with Mr. Houghton of the Corning Glass Works, went into the bituminous mining business in West Virginia under the name of Ephriam Creek Coal & Coke Co., Mr. Jones went with the company as office manager until Mr. Bump's death in 1907. He was then made manager of production and sales.  Transcribed by Sue Edling

Matthew Carpenter JONES (parents Finla McClure JONES and Sarah Coonley MOSHER) was born Spet. 22, 1869-history- in Seeley Creek, N. Y. . He died Oct. 16, 1937 in Brooklyn, N.Y..
Matthew Carpenter married Sally Newher on UNKNOWN in UNKNOWN.
Matthew Carpenter JONES and Sally Newher had the following children:
  1. Frances Elizabeth JONES was born June 25, 1900/hist in Brooklyn,NY. She died September 11, 2001 in Rye, NY..
  2. Matthew Carpenter JONES II was born March 27, 1902/hist.
----Found a business card saved by Grant Helm Jones, which reads-Matthew C. Jones Jr., Vice President, Lawyers Trust Company, New York
  3. John McClure Jones was born Jan. 3, 1911. He died April 21, 1913.
-Handwritten by Grant Helm Jones-Corning Journal
July 20 1907

Former Corning Man Chosen Treasurer of West Virginia Coal Co.
The Journal learns that at a meeting yesterday of stockholders of the Ephraim Creek Coal & Coke Co., of which the late Oscar W. Bump, of Corning, was Secretary and Treasurer, Matthew C. Jones, of New York, was chosen Treasurer to succeed Mr. Bump.    Mr. Jones was formerly a clerk in the office of the Butler Mine Co., in Corning, leaving here about fourteen years ago. For a half a dozen years he has been in the New York office of the Ephraim Creek Coal & Coke Co., at 11 Broadway.    He is a young man of trained business ability and thorough probity, and his Corning friends warmly congratulate him upon his deserved preferment.   The Ephraim Creek Coal & Coke Co., owns and operates valuable soft-coal lands in Fayette County, W. Va. The President of the Company is A. Houghton, Jr., of Corning.  Transcribed by Sue Edling  dig4rootsgrant

Dennis C. Kingsley died at his home at Painter Run the 4th inst., of cancer.  The deceased was born in Rutland county, Vermont, Oct. 13th, 1818.  When a young man he bought a farm on Mill Creek, where he has since resided.  He married Henrietta Brace, who survives him with two sons, Jerome F. and Clark D., both residents of Painter Run.  In 1881 he was appointed postmaster at Painter Run and held the office continuously until his death.  He was a member of the Bailey creek Baptist church, of the Roseville Odd Fellows lodge, and was a man held in high esteem by all who knew him.

KLINE - Frank Kline, 76, of Tioga, died Friday, June 2, 2006 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Frank was born Feb. 26, 1930 in Sellersville, the son of Jacob Calvin and Helen Apple Kline. He was a self-employed truck driver and mechanic for many years. Hr was a veteran of the United States Marines. Frank is survived by his fiancee and companion Barbara “Barbie Doll” Desimone of Tioga; his loving sister, Lorraine Halverson; additional brothers and sisters; and a canine companion, “Nicki Sue”. In keeping with Frank’s wishes, there will be no services. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, Mansfield, has been entrusted with the arrangements. - Mansfield Gazette, June 7, 2006, p.6A

Hazel Ahearn 88, formerly of Raymond and Smethport, PA, died Monday, July 17, 2006. Born October 13, 1917, in Hazel Hurst, PA, she was the daughter of Frank and Rachel E. Parsons Langan. She was a school bus driver in the Northern Potter and Smethport school districts for many years. She and her first husband owned and operated a dairy farm for many years. She was employed by Northern Tier Community Action, setting up senior centers in Potter, McKean, Elk, and Cameron counties; and retired from McKean County RSVP. She was a member of the Gold Baptist Church and the Gold Missionary Society, Crosby United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women, the Gold and Norwich Township Granges, and the Smethport Senior Center. Surviving are: three sons, Charles (Sharon) Ahearn, Jr. of Harrison Valley, PA, Joseph (Deborah) Ahearn of Westfield, PA, and David (Cora) Ahearn of Smethport, PA; two daughters, Rebecca Kinney of Lehigh Acres, FL and Ruth (Walter) Lewis of Ulysses, PA; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; a brother, Frank Arthur Langan of Raymond; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Charles Ahearn; her second husband, Frederick Raszmann; a daughter, Rachel Ann Ahearn; a brother, Carl Langan; and a grandson, John V. Lehman. Friends may call Friday, July 21st from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday in the Gold Baptist Church. The Rev. Dr. Richard G. Kirk will officiate. Burial will be in Raymond Cemetery, Allegany Township, PA. Memorials may be made to a senior center of the donor's choice.

LAVRIS William Chetwyn Age 74, of Elmira, NY, son of the late Peter and Beatrice (Payne) Lavris, died unexpectedly on Saturday, July 15, 2006, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY. He was born January 19, 1932 in Elmira and attended Elmira schools and Penn State University. His interest as a youth in aeronautics and weather led him to a distinguished career in meteorology with the National Weather Service. In 1959 the U.S. Geological Survey recognized him by naming an Antarctic mountain peak in his honor for his 3-year weather related research on that continent. Bill retired from the National Weather Service in 1987 which enabled him to pursue his lifelong passion of fly fishing. Up until his death, he was active in several organizations related to the environment and the betterment of local trout streams. In 2002 he was honored with the Trout Unlimited John Woodhull Conservation award for "outstanding efforts and achievements in the fields of conservation, stream improvement and education." Bill is survived by his loving wife, Maureen; and his daughter, Jennifer Lavris of Chinle, AZ; brothers, Theodore (Anita) Lavris of Horseheads, George Lavris of Ithaca; sisters, Marilou Halpin, Doris (Robert) Personius and Lucinda (Joseph) Sinkewicz, all of the Elmira area, Nancy Cooper of Albuquerque, NM; along with several nieces and nephews. It was Bill's wish that his organs be donated and his services be private. Those wishing may remember Bill through donations to Trout Unlimited, Conhockton Chapter, c/o Greg Heffner, 30 Robie St., Bath, NY 14810, The Twin Tiers Five Rivers Federation of Fly Fishers, c/o John Lively, 115 Lemae Dr., Horseheads, NY 14845, or the charity of one's choice. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.

LUCE Harold G. Age 83 of Delray Beach, FL, formerly of Elmira, NY, died
on Saturday, August 5, 2006. Harold was born in Elmira Heights, NY on July 2, 1923. He served as a pilot in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He worked as a Construction Superintendent for Houghton Construction for 18 years and as an independent contractor in the Elmira area for many years. He was a member of Birchwood and Hillcrest Baptist churches for over 35 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Corinne Huyler Luce; daughter, Bonnie and John Donahue of Lyons Falls, NY; son, Gary and Evelyn Luce of Albany, GA; daughter, Ginny and Lenny Shain of Delray Beach, FL; and son, James and Wendy Luce of Rockledge, FL; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by stepmother, Ruth Luce of Elmira Heights, NY; half-sister, Joan and Rich Maset of Houston, Texas; half-brother, Ron Luce of New York, NY; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by Harold and Jennie Luce; brother, Erwin E. Luce; and daughter, Diane Fee. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 15th, 2006 at 11 a.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Elmira, NY with Rev. Clifford Proper officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Harold Luce to Hospice of Palm Beach County, Inc., 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.

McCAULEY - Janford “Jan” R. McCauley, 58, of Blossburg, died Tuesday, June 20, 2006 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Jan was the husband of Barbara Wood McCauley. He was born Jan. 1, 1948 in Wellsboro, the son of William and Shirley Cole McCauley. Jan was a truck driver for Ward Manufacturing for over 35 years. He also drove truck for Ed Signor in Arnot. He was a member of the Blossburg Fire Department and the GMP Local 304. Jan loved his grandchildren, hunting, spending time in the outdoors, boating, and was an avid reader. He is survived by his wife, Barbara of Blossburg; son and daughter-in-law, Randy M. and Melissa McCauley of Muncy; daughter, Laurie Ann Confer of Blossburg; 4 grandchildren, Amanda Confer, Steven, Michael, Matthew McCauley; three brothers, Linden (Roxie) McCauley of Stony Fork, Keith (Tammy) McCauley of Montrose, Kenny (Linda) McCauley of canton; stepmother Esther McCauley of Canton; step-father, Kenneth Root of Mansfield. In keeping with Jan’s wishes there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Blossburg Fire Department, Main St., Blossburg, PA 16912. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Mansfield has been entrusted with the arrangements. - Mansfield Gazette, June 28, 2006, p.6A

McCOY - Lea Ann McCoy, 10 months, of 640 Matthews Road, Trout Run, went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, June 20, 2006, at her home. Born Aug. 25, 2005 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of William E. and Paula R. Tilburg McCoy. Lea Ann enjoyed being snuggled, having her hair brushed, and swinging in the hammock on a breezy day. She was well-loved by everyone who know her and will be greatly missed. Surviving besides her parents are grandparents, Todd and Eleanor McCoy, Larry and Joan Tilburg; Uncle Tony and Aunt Lori Cole, Aunt Tammy Tilburg; cousin, Zachary Tilburg; and many other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her grandmother, Roseann Puskar. Family and friends may celebrate Lea Ann’s life at 10 AM Saturday, July 1 in The Christian Church at Cogan Station, 5904 Lycoming Creek Road, Cogan Station. - Mansfield Gazette, June 28, 2006, p.6A

MITCHELL Abigail - In Blossburg, Nov. 12 1869, Mrs. Abigail Butler, wife of Wm. Butler, Sen., in the 60th year of her age. Sister Butler was baptized thirty-five years ago by Elder Sheardown, and joined the Tioga Baptist Church. She was one of the few who united in organizing the present Baptist Church in Blossburg. She has ever been a faithful and consistent Christian; giving her last dollar to the cause of missions. She lived to train-up a large and interesting family of children, seven of whom still live to mourn the loss of a kind and affectionate mother. Her last hours were attended with great suffering, but the grace of God was sufficient, and with true Christian patience and fortitude she awaited the call of the Master to come home. As she looked out at the golden sunset a few evenings before she died, she exclaimed, 'There is a crown of bright glory for me.' She sang with her latest voice the beautiful hymns, which she had loved so much to sing in the prayer meeting. Quietly at last she fell asleep in Jesus. - Tioga Co. Agitator, 1 Dec. 1869.

MOSHER Francis R. Age 87 of Dallas, Texas formerly of Horseheads, NY died on Sunday August 6, 2006. Mr. Mosher was born November 28, 1918 in Blossburg, PA the son of the late Charles and Mabel Smith Mosher. He was a Veteran of WWII serving his country with the U.S. Army and was a Prisoner of War for 2½ years in Japan. He is an active member of the American Defenders of Bataan-Corregidor and a member of the American Legion Post #154 in Elmira Heights, NY. He loved traveling as well as gardening. Francis loved his family and friends and treasured the time spent with them. Mr. Mosher was pre-deceased by his first wife Olive "Sue" Heath Mosher who died on August 1, 1988 and by his brother Harold Mosher. He is survived by his wife Dorothy M. Johnson Mosher; son and daughter-in-law: Leonard A. and Jean Mosher of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren: Kimberly R. (Mark) Murphy of Midland, TX; Daniel Mosher and Katelyn Mosher both of Horseheads, NY; great granddaughter: Alexis Murphy of Midland, TX; brother and sister-in-law: Ernest and Mary Jane Mosher of Elmira, NY; several brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nephews, nieces, 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 Thursday August 10, 2006 from 7-9 PM. Mr. Mosher's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday August 11, 2006 at 11 AM. The Rev. Scott E. Lowmaster will officiate. Interment in Hector Union Cemetery in Hector, NY where full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Mosher. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mr. Mosher through memorials to a charity of one's choice.

NEWTON, Edwin F.
Edwin S. Newton, died Wednesday at Auburn.  He is survived by his widow, who was formerly Miss Lorena Garrison of West Gray street, Elmira.  Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Garrison of this city were called to Auburn Wednesday because of Mr. Newton’s death.  The funeral was held in Auburn this afternoon.

PACKARD Richard H. On the evening of Sunday, July 23, 2006, Richard Herman Packard of Troy, RR#3, went home to be with the Lord after a lengthy illness. He was 66 years of age. Born in Elmira, NY on November 17, 1939, he was the son of Donald R. and L. Louise (Crandall) Packard. Surviving are his father, Donald R. Packard; son, David; daughters, Terri and Amy Packard; brother, Donald P. Packard; sisters, Karen Jones, Rev. Judith Hulslander, and Joyce Kerrick; mother-in-law, Marion Ballard; special niece, Samantha Hughes; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Calling hours will be Saturday, 7 to 9 p.m. at East Troy Baptist Church and will resume 1 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church of Troy. Services will follow at 2 p.m. Arrangements by Morse & Kleese Funeral Home.

PAWLAK Evelyn Age 90, of 59 Front Street, New Albany, PA, died peacefully on Saturday, August 5, 2006, at the Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA. Surviving are spouse, William Pawlak, at home; a son, Robert W. Pawlak, Big Flats, NY; two grandsons and spouses, Dr. Scott (Susan) Pawlak, D.D.S., and Attorney David (Anita) Pawlak, both of Big Flats, NY; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Anne Elchak of Monroeton, and Mrs. Dolores Mattichak of Lopez. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, August 9, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. at the New Albany Baptist Church with the Rev. Daniel H. Jordan, her Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery, New Albany, PA. Friends may call on Tuesday, August 8, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA. The family will provide the flowers; memorials may be directed to the New Albany Baptist Church, P.O. Box 19, New Albany, PA.

PETERSON Donald R. Of Greenridge Dr., Horseheads, peacefully died on July 10th. He was born April 1, 1940, the son of the late Theodore and Ruth (Robbins) Peterson. Don graduated from Elmira Free Academy, St. Lawrence University, and received his Masters in Science from Penn State University. He served for 2 years in the US Army. He is survived by his wife, Karen; daughter, Lisa (Chris) Grace of Cortlandt Manor, NY; son, Rob and fiancée, Lori Witt, of Ithaca, NY; sister, Elin Peterson of Dundee, NY; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Peter and Karen Kermani of Albany, NY; grandchildren, Emily and Natalie Grace; and several nieces and a nephew. Don was president of Fairway Spring Co., founded by his father Ted in 1947. He worked very hard to keep the business a vital part of this community. Don was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Horseheads where he served on many committees, but his two passions were singing in the choir and teaching young people in Sunday School. Having grown up in Elmira, Don felt strongly about giving back to his community. He served on the Horseheads School Board for 12 years. He was instrumental in the merger of the Elmira Symphony and Corning Philharmonic into the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, which recently celebrated its 10th season. He served on the Board of the Arnot Ogden Medical Center where he was Chairman of the Board for four years. Don also served many years on the boards of the United Way and the Chemung County Chamber of Commerce. Don loved his family, his church and his community. He will be missed by many. Family and friends are invited to call in the Chapel of the First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, on Friday, July 14th, from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 p.m. His service will be celebrated at the church on Saturday, July 15th, at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne officiating. Please omit flowers and consider remembering Don with memorials to his church, the First United Methodist Church of Horseheads, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY 14845, or the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Foundation, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905.

PURVIS Robert M. Age 86, of 2738 S. Broadway, Wellsburg, NY, died Monday, July 17, 2006, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was the son of Samuel and Ettie (Johnson) Purvis, the last of 12 children. Mr. Purvis was a proud veteran serving in the U.S. Army during World War II and retired from General Electric Foundry after 33 years of service. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Alice M.; two sons, James R. (Theresa) Purvis of Wellsburg, Russell E. (Nancy) Purvis of Lowman; two daughters, Marlene R. (Dan) Smith of Elmira, Wilma L. Redder of Chemung; 18 grandchildren, two of whom he raised, two deceased grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews. Private services will take place at the convenience of the family with interment in Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly, NY. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Williamsport Grit - November 20,1933
DR. WILLIAM H. RANDALL, 82, of this city died Friday morning.  He was a member of a pioneer lumbering family in this section, the son of Orrin H. Randall.  After preparing for the medical profession at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Dr. Randall practiced for many years Sullivan, Clinton, and Lycoming Counties, and finally came to this city to make his home. He was a former member of the Sullivan County Medical Society, and belonged to the Pine St. Methodist Church.  Surviving are his brother George: these nieces and nephews;  Mrs. Abbie Kent, Miss Josephine Waltz, and Mrs. Carrie Ehrman of this city;  Orrin Randall of Jersey Shore, William Waltz of Seattle, WA, George Waltz of Coffeeville, Kansas, William Waltz of Schenectady, NY, Mrs. Merah Cassidy of Tacoma, WA, Lt. Col. Floyd Waltz of Kansas, Miss Dorothy Shank of Cleveland, CU Shank of Harrisburg, Miss Martha Shank of this city, Mrs. JM Stiffler of Chicago, and a cousin, Harry Paulhamus of Hepburnville.  Services will be held at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at the Maneval Funeral Home with the Rev. Howard Ake officiating.  Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.  Submitted by:  Peg Boyce

Wellsboro Gazette – June 7, 1978
Alice D. Gilliland, 78, of RD, Ulysses, died Thursday, June 1,1978, at the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.  She is survived by one son, Walter of Galeton; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Reese of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Jessie Stocum of Crooked Creek and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held at the Brown Funeral Home, Galeton, on Saturday, June 3, 1978, at 2 p.m. with The Reverend Howard Duell officiating.  Burial was in Ulysses Cemetery,  Ulysses, Pa.

ROBERTS Leon W., Jr. Age 64, of Troy, died Thursday, July 20, 2006, at the Troy Community Hospital unexpectedly. Employed by Corning Fiber Optics division for 10 years, retiring in 2004. Family and friends may call Tuesday, July 25, 2006, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.; memorial service will follow at 5:00 p.m. with Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating. Memorial donations may be directed to Christ Lutheran Church, 50 E. Huston Ave., Montgomery, PA 17752, Attn. the J.A.M Fund.

RUMSEY - Darold “D.H.” Rumsey, 91, of Bath, NY, died peacefully Saturday, June 10, 2006. Born April 10, 1915 in Westfield, to Harvey and Helen Rumsey, he is survived by his wife of 67 years, Elvira “Peg” Anderson Rumsey; daughter and son-in-law, Sonya and Gary Gleason of Wellsboro; grandchildren, David R. Gleason of New York, NY, Sarah G. (Jeremy) Taylor of Rochester, NY, Kristina K. Gleason of Burlington, VT; great grandchildren, Kate and Leo Taylor. A daughter, Karyl Joy, preceded him in death; as did sister, Mittie Simmons. A brother, George Rumsey survives him; as well as loving caregiver, Tracy Faucett; and steadfast supporter, Ray Sorber. Mr. Rumsey was self-employed as a dairy farmer, cattle dealer, and auctioneer for 70 years. His hobbies were his family, ballroom dancing, and presenting Percheron pony teams in regional shows and parades throughout New York and Pennsylvania. He was a member of cattlemen and auctioneers’ associations, as well as numerous pony clubs. Services will be held at St. James Episcopal Church in Hammondsport, NY on Saturday, June 24 at 3 PM with a reception to follow where the family will greet guests. Officiating at the service will be The Rev. Sandra Curtis and the Rev. Gregory Hinton. Private interment will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church, Westfield, PA 16950; St. James Episcopal Church, Hammondsport, NY 14840 or Finger Lakes Humane Society, Bath, NY 14810. Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Mansfield, is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, June 21, 2006, p.6A

SCHNEIDER David LeGrand On Tuesday morning, July 25, 2006, our loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather, David LeGrand Schneider, 87, of Waverly, was called home to be with our loving mother, Mildred. David was born on October 15, 1918 in Windham, PA, the son of the late Paul and Frances (Griffith) Schneider. He was a graduate of Owego Free Academy High School, Class of 1936. On November 15, 1939 in Owego, he married his best friend, Mildred. Together they shared sixty-six years of happiness. Our hearts were broken on June 24th, 2006, when she was called to her heavenly home. In 1944, David was drafted into the U.S. Army and served our country during WWII and was a Bronze Star recipient. Following an honorable discharge, he returned to his home in Pine City and in 1951, David and Mildred moved to Waverly to raise their family and operate the family farm. David was a retired employee of General Electric, and for over twenty-eight years, served as a mail carrier for Waverly and the Johnson City Post Office. David enjoyed gardening, raising gladiolas and selling fresh produce at his farm stand. He was a faithful member of the Waverly United Methodist Church and an active participant in many area Granges. David is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth and Dean Klett of Owego, Emma and Wayne Davis of Loudenville, NY, Mary and Tom Wilkinson of Barton, NY, Arlene and Sanford Mace of Tupper Lake, NY; sons and daughters-in-law, Stanley Schneider of Lakeland, Florida, Leon Paul and Patty Schneider of Brooktondale, NY, William "Bill" and Cathy Schneider of Lowman, NY, Harry and Alice Schneider of Milan, PA, Fred Schneider of Owego, NY; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, two nieces, two nephews, and many cousins. He was predeceased by his parents; his loving wife, Mildred; and brother, Clyde Schneider. A time of remembering the special gift David was to all of us will be held on Friday, July 28th, at 11 a.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, with his Pastor, Rev. Anne Bey Canfield, officiating. Interment will follow in the Nichols Cemetery where full Military Honors will be accorded. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held on Thursday, July 27th, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Waverly United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 158 Chemung St., Waverly, NY 14892 in loving memory of David LeGrand Schneider.

SELLEG DONNA JO MAVOR Donna Jo Age 79, died in Flagstaff, AZ on July 6 of complications following surgery. At her side were her son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Brenda Mavor; her son, Douglas Mavor; and her daughter, Sara Jo (Sandi) Shreeves. Donna graduated from the University of Illinois (Phi Beta Kappa) and received a Masters in Education from Elmira College. She lived in Elmira for many years, taught second grade at Hendy Ave. School, and was a member of the Elmira Country Club, winning the Women's Club Championship eight times. Her golf prowess earned her induction into the Elmira Sports Hall of Fame in 1987. Other survivors include her brother, Richard Selleg; nieces, Amy Gulick and Gail Selleg; nephew, Bruce Selleg; daughter-in-law, Susan (Sunny) Mavor; son-in-law, Donny Shreeves; and four grandchildren, Skyler and Alyssa Mavor, and Michael and Kati Jo Shreeves. She was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Mavor. A memorial service will be held in the fall in Sun City West, AZ.

SHERIDAN Shawn P. Age 27, of Breesport, NY, died unexpectedly Sunday, July 23, 2006, at his home. Shawn was born in Sayre, PA, son of John and Regina (Becker) Sheridan. Shawn loved nature, loved camping and fishing. He will be missed dearly by those that knew him. Shawn is survived by his parents, John and Regina; sister, Sheyann (Daniel) Hubbard of Horseheads, NY; longtime companion and soul mate, Misty Wright of Elmira, NY; grandparents, Emeline Sheridan of Towanda, PA, and Paul Becker of Elmira, NY; many aunts, uncles, cousins and one special nephew, Kasey Hubbard. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, July 27th from 4 to 6 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Shawn can be made to the National Wildlife Federation, 11100 Wildlife Center Dr., Reston, VA 20190.

SMITH Edward C. Jr. (SRGP 10779) Age 91, of Dundee, originally of Bath and Pleasant Valley, died Friday, July 21, 2006, in the comfort of his easy chair. Friends may call from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday (July 24), at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee, where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday (July 25), with Rev. Marion Massecar officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee. Memorial contributions may be made to Ontario-Yates County Hospice Assoc., 756 Pre-Emption Rd., Geneva, 14456; or the Dundee Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, 14837. Edward was born March 8, 1915 in Bath, the son of the late Edward C. and Mary Craven Smith Sr. He graduated from Haverling High School in 1932. On June 26, 1946 in Pennsylvania he married the former Ida S. Osgood. He worked for Mercury Aircraft during World War II and for Ingersoll-Rand before accepting a position as a tool and die maker at Corning Glass where he worked for 26 years retiring in 1977. He was a member of the Dundee United Methodist Church, and the Dundee Historical Society. He is survived by two sons, William C. (Shirley) Smith of Lakemont, and Lysle D. (Helen) Sutfin of Fort Myers, FL; a son-in-law, Ross Bamburg of Ovid; a granddaughter, Linda Ferrante of Williamson; and four grandsons, Miller D. Sutfin, Mark Lawton, Michael Lawton, and Kevin Lawton; six great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Elsie Kline; and a daughter, Carolyn Bamburg in December of 2005.

SMITH - Ida Smith Freeman, 78, of Wellsboro, died Friday, June 16, 2006 at her home. Ida was the wife of Carl Freeman with whom she would have celebrated a 55th wedding anniversary in August. She was born May 26, 1928 in Wellsboro, the daughter of Leland R. and Sarah Derbyshire Smith. Ida loved animals, nature, and her environment. She is survived by her husband, Carl; son Lance M. Freeman of Wellsboro; daughter, Michelle Freeman of Emporium; three grandchildren, Carole Heim, Eric Fiebig, Justin Fiebig; three great grandchildren, Aaron Burnside, Bryce Heim, Jonathan Heim, all of Emporium; brother, Leland Smith, Jr.; two sisters, Florence Smith and Emma Shaw, all of Wellsboro. In keeping with her wishes, there will be no services. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Mansfield. - Mansfield Gazette, June 21, 2006, p.6A

Sornberger, Mary Augusta - Mrs. Olney A. RETAN
 Mrs. Olney A. Retan, a former resident of Elmira, died Tuesday in Syracuse following a mastoid operation.  She is survived by her husband, Olney Albee Retan, a former pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, who held pastorates at Millerton, Pa., North Chemung, Wellsburg, Jackson, Pa., North Cohocton and other towns.  Mr. Retan retired from the ministry several years ago and has been engaged in business in Syracuse several years.  She is also survived by a daughter, Miss Nellie Retan at home; two sons, Dr. George Retan of Syracuse and Dr. Walden Retan of Chicago.[d. of Georbe V.Sornberger and Mary Ann Cole]

Wellsboro Agitator – July 24, 1912
Frank Stafford died July 3rd. He had been a long sufferer. He is survived by his wife, three children and two brothers, John Stafford with whom he resided, and Chas Stafford.

STEERE James H., DDS Age 92, of W. First Street, Elmira, died on Monday, July 10, 2006, at home. It was Dr. Steere's wish that there be no calling hours. A private memorial service will be held. He was born November 21st, 1913 in Jamestown, New York, the son of the late Smith O. and Margaret Hunt Steere. He was a graduate of Hornell High School. He attended Alfred University and graduated from the University of Buffalo Dental School in 1937. He started practice in Elmira in 1937 and volunteered and served for 3 years as a Captain in the Army Dental Corps. He returned to Elmira after service in the European Theater and resumed practice at 454 W. Church St. until retirement in 1987. He was a member of several national, state and local dental societies. He was a member of the Elmira Rotary Club and the Elmira Country Club. James was an Eagle Scout and a member of Christ's United Methodist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and building at his cottage on Seneca Lake. He especially enjoyed playing bridge, Dixieland Jazz and a few Manhattans. James is survived by his wife, Camille Giroux Steere; daughter, Ann (Harold) Brink of Penn Yan, NY, with children, Carey (Bruce) Beckwith of Great Barrington, MA, and James Brink of Holyoke, MA; daughter, Linda (Steere) Swarthout of Elmira, with children, Elliott (Sara Barker) Swarthout of Ithaca, and Scott (Sasha Reed) Swarthout of Boulder, CO; daughter, Betty Jeanne Steere of Elmira; son, Richard (MaryLou Terwilliger) Steere of Pinehurst, NC, with children, Jeffrey Steere of Burlington, NC, and Kelley (William Onesti) of Raleigh, NC; son, Robert (Deborah Kaplan) Steere of Fairport, NY, with children, Sarah of Atlanta, GA, Rachel, Hannah, Laura of Fairport, NY; five great-grandchildren, Jeremy, Camille, Noah, Ethan and Brady; several nieces, nephews and cousins; one brother, Robert (Phyllis) Steere of Jamestown, NY. Cremation has already taken place and arrangements for a memory of his life will be made by his family at a later date. Those wishing to may make a contribution to the general fund at Christ's United Methodist Church, 330 W. Church St., Elmira, NY. Arrangements are entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.

STOEL Ryan Albert Age 21, of 5024 Black Rd., Trumansburg, died on Friday, August 4, 2006, from injuries sustained in an accident. Born on October 8, 1984 in Ithaca, Ryan was the son of the late John W. Stoel, (who died on February 17, 2002), and Sandra A. (Campbell) Stoel-Bulkley of Trumansburg. Ryan was employed by Cornerstone Contracting Company in Millport and was quickly learning the skill of carpentry from his employer. Ryan was proud to be a longtime member of the Civil Air Patrol and was a recipient of their coveted "Eaker" Award. This promotion to Cadet Lieutenant Colonel is given for unselfish, exemplary service to the Civil Air Patrol. A loyal and trusted friend to many, Ryan's "full-of-life," positive attitude impacted countless people in his 21 years. Always mature beyond his age, Ryan's gregarious spirit and concern for other people's well-being will continue to be a source of strength to those who had the good fortune to know him. In addition to his father, Ryan was preceded in death by his sister, Jessica; maternal grandfather, Carlton Fish; and an uncle, Donald Stoel. Ryan is survived by his mother, Sandy Stoel-Bulkley; step-father, Roger Bulkley; seven brothers, Sean, Luke, Benjamin, Schuyler, Austin, Caleb, and Joshua; two sisters, Laura and Rebecca; one stepsister, Desiree; maternal grandmother, Mary Ellen Houghtalen; paternal grandparents, Jeannette and Albert Stoel; aunts and uncles, Glenn and David Stoel, Cliff and Rick Campbell, Sharon (William) Mosher, Abbie (John) Loan; and thirteen cousins. The family will be present to receive friends at the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South St., Trumansburg, on Tuesday, August 8, 2006, from 4-7 p.m. Services will be held at the Calvary Baptist Church, 5 Bradley St., Trumansburg, on Wednesday, August 9, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Timothy Hamilton and the Rev. Douglas Brock officiating. Prayers of Committal will follow at the Jones Cemetery in Trumansburg. In lieu of flowers, the family asks those who wish to make a contribution in Ryan's memory to kindly consider the Civil Air Patrol by making checks payable to: Chemung/Schuyler Composite Squadron and mailing to c/o 2LT Larison, 719 Taylor Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845. Contributions may also be directed to the Brain Trauma Foundation, 708 Third Ave., Suite 1810, New York, NY 10017.

STRAIT Rev. Roger Harrison Age 73, of Darling Run Road, Wellsboro, PA, died July 14, 2006 at home, the result of a farm tractor accident. He was the husband of Isabelle Munson Strait, whom he married July 22, 1951 in Gaines, PA. Rev. Strait was born October 8, 1932 in Watrous, PA, the son of the late Raymond and Lillian Francis Guild Strait. He graduated from Penn State University in 1954 with a BS in Agriculture and served conferences and churches for the United Methodist Church in Central New York, Central Pennsylvania, Baltimore - Washington, retiring in 2004. Surviving are his wife; daughters and son-in-law, Julienna (Brian) Thrall, Raleigh, NC, and Katrina Dolan, Elmira, NY; sons and daughters-in-law, Clinton (Leslie) Strait, East Northport, NY, and Kent (Patricia) Strait, Liverpool, NY; grandchildren, Naif Batroney, Sharon Batroney, Angela Dolan, Steven Dolan, Samantha Strait and Benjamin Strait; great-grandchildren, William Batroney and Jaxon Martin; brothers, Milton Strait and William Strait. He was predeceased by his parents; and his sister, Patricia Strait. Family will receive friends and relatives on Saturday, August 5, 2006, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the Calvary United Methodist Church, corner of State and Franklin Street, Lawrenceville, PA. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Following the Memorial Service, the family will also receive friends and relatives, followed by light refreshments. Family will provide flowers. If desired, Memorials may be made in Rev. Strait's memory to the Calvary United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 237, Lawrenceville, PA 16929, or to the Church of your choice. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901.

Residents of the Southern Tier owe much to Edwin S. Underhill, who met his death in an automobile crash yesterday.  For many years had he been aiding and guiding in many affairs.  Quietly, but firmly, he pursued the even tenor of his way, doing, achieving, and always more content with deed well done than with public applause.  Mr. Underhill served this district two terms in Congress.  To this important duty he gave the same loyal, continuously devoted service which had made his career in business and fraternal circles so signally successful.  Keen of perception, resolute in purpose, dignified in mind and manner, he gave to every task before him, great or small, his earnest and faithful attention; and throughout his long and prosperous years he had the high esteem of all.  As a publisher Mr. Underhill clove to worthy ideals and his newspapers were uniformly clean and aggressive.  While holding public office and during the campaigns he waged, he had the respect of political foe as well as the admiration of party friends.  His breath of mind raised him above mere partisanship.  Fate dealt him a quick and fatal blow at the end, but the memory of the man will long remain.  Such lives leave a deep and lasting impression.

UPDYKE, Lillian B.
One of the saddest incident that has come under our observation is the death of little Lillian B. Updyke, aged six years, the bright daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. L. Updyke, of Daggett, which occurred at the Arnot-Ogden hospital in Elmira on Wednesday night of last week as the result of a surgical operation to correct a curvature of her limbs.  The child was in perfect health, and it was decided to take the chances of re…..and have the operation performed, which proved too severe for endurance.  The parents are the recipients of universal sympathy in their sorrow.

URBAN – Robert Urban, 78, known as “Mr. Soccer,” of Nether Providence, died Wednesday, May 28, 2006 at Reading Hospital, Reading. Born in North Braddock, he graduated from Charleston High school in 1945. In 1951 he graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical and marine engineering. He was a veteran of World War II and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Mr. Urban worked as an industrial engineer with the Naval Reserve at the Philadelphia Naval Ship Engineering Center in Philadelphia. He retired from the Nay in 1986 as commander. He was a member of numerous associations, including serving as past vice president of the American Institute of Industrial Engineers. Mr. Urban served annually at the local Nether Providence Township voting station during political elections. In February, he was recognized by the Nether Providence Township Commissioners for his decades of service. In 2003, township officials named the Robert Urban Recreational Fields after him. He served as president, secretary, and board member of the Delco Soccer League. He instituted the Delco Soccer Cup and the Delco Memorial Day Tournament. Mr. Urban served as camp administrator of Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association camps and Region One Soccer Development Camps for many years. He served the Union League of Philadelphia foe EPYSA. In 1990, he received the group’s Service to Youth Award. Since 1967, he has coached females and males for ages five and up through and including adults. He was a former member and chairman of the advisory committee to the Delco Athletes Hall of Fame. Mr. Urban was president of the Nether Providence Athletic Association for 28 years where the program blossomed from 90 kids too more than 1,500 by 1998. One of its teams won a national championship in the 1980s. He was a member of the Southeast Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association and the Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association. Mr. Urban was inducted in the Delco Athletes Hall of Fame and in the Delco Soccer League Hall of Fame. He also was the recipient of several other awards and honors. He was the son of the late John S. and Dorothy LoPata Urban. Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Sophie Latas Urban; brother, John Urban of West Middlesex; sons, David W. Urban, Thomas R. Urban, both of Kutztown; and two grandchildren. Visitation was held Monday, June 5 and Tuesday, June 5 at St. John Chrysotom Church, Wallingford. Mass was held Tuesday, June 6 at the church. Burial was made at Edgewood Memorial Park, Concord. Contributions may be made to the Robert Urban Memorial Fund, c/o NPAA Soccer, PO Box 38, Wallingford, PA 19086. Arrangements were handled by J. Nelson Rigby Funeral Home, Media. – Mansfield Gazette, June7, 2006, p.6A

WAGENAAR – Alvira W. Keller, 100, of Surfside Beach, SC, formerly of Wellsboro, died June 19, 2006 in Myrtle Beach, SC. She was the wife of the late Walter Keller who died May 3, 1973. Alvira was born Nov. 27, 1905 in New York, NY, the daughter of the late Peter and Sophie Bender Wagenaar. She retired in 1971 as a Representative of Correspondence for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Concord, NH. She had worked as a secretary for Canajoharie National Bank, Canajoharie, NY, Bayside National Bank, Long Island, NY, and was a former secretary for Farm Credit, Wellsboro. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran church, Wellsboro. Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, John W. and Mary Jane Keller of Wellsboro; daughter and son-in-law, Betty Lee and Cal Smith of Surfside Beach, SC; six grandchildren; several great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, William Keller. Friends and relatives were invited to Alvira’s Life Celebration on Friday, June 23 at Trinity Lutheran Church, West Ave. & Luther Lane, Wellsboro. Funeral services followed with Rev. Peter DeVantier officiating. Burial was made in Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord, NH. Arrangements were handled by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. – Mansfield Gazette, June 28, 2006, p.6A

The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Pa - Feb1,1922
Death of Emanual Wheeler
Emanual Wheeler died Sunday morning, Jan 22, of pneumonia and heart disease. He was born on Maple Hill Feb 2,1906 and was 15 years,11months and 2 days old at the time of his death. His parents, three sisters and three brothers survive him, Mrs James Edwards of Arnot; James Wheeler of Arnot; Harry Wheeler of Charleston; Mrs Elmer Crum of Cherry Flats; Leona and Harols at home, also three half-sisters and two half-brothers; Chas. Wheeler of Blossburg, Mrs Myron Ogden of Blossburg; Mi, Miss Edith Wheeler of Blossbury, Mrs Michael Munday of Elmira and W.M.Wheeler of Clearfield county.

WILLIAMS - John Ralph Williams, 51, died Wednesday, June 14, 2006 in Homestead, Fla. He was born Nov. 18, 1954 in Wellsboro.  John was the son of Dale and Dorothy Conrad Wetmore. A 1972 graduate of Williamson Junior Senior High School, he was a carpenter by trade; served in the United States Army; and enjoyed blues and jazz music. John is survived by his mother, Dorothy Wetmore of Lawrenceville; two sons, Shaun Michael Williams of Connecticut, Brandon Williams of Oklahoma; brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Roxie Wetmore of Lawrenceville; two sister and brothers-in-law, Megan and Lloyd Butler of Lindley, NY, Amber and Robert Bathrick of Lawrenceville; and a special friend, Pam Cummings. Family and friends were invited to call Tuesday, June 20 at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, Mansfield. A funeral service was held at the funeral home immediately following the viewing. - Mansfield Gazette, June 21, 2006

? Theresa ??? Johns
 Mrs. Theresa Johns died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary W. Johns in Mansfield, Pa., Tuesday morning, aged 83 years.  Besides her daughter she is survived by five grandchildren, Theresa, Eleanor, Wilbur, Winthrop, and Robert.  A prayer service will be held in the Wildwood Chapel in Williamsport, Pa., Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.  The Rev. John H. Stanton of the Mansfield Presbyterian Church will officiate.  Burial will be in the Wildwood Cemetery at Williamsport.

? - Phyllis Wilber, 61, formerly of Canton, died June 11, 2006. Among her survivors, are a sister, Velma Spencer of Wellsboro. Friends called Wednesday, June 14 at Pepper Funeral Home, Canton. The service followed visiting hours. Burial was private. - Mansfield Gazette, June 14, 2006, p.6A

The Durant City Gazette: April 1927:
The whole of Durant City is mourning the loss of Mrs. Rebecca Elizabeth Cannon, wife of Frank D. Cannon, of this place, who died Saturday, April 2nd. After a short illness lasting less than two weeks the hand of the grim reaper descended and another, mortal's candle of life was snuffed out.  Death was due to a complications of ailments which resulted in hiccoughs. Mrs. Cannon's passing being due directly to exhaustion from this affliction.  Rebecca Cannon was born in Chester, Pa. on the 14th day of March 1874. being 53 years of age at the time of her death.  She married at the age of 21 years and until eleven years ago lived in and around Bradford, Pa, where her husband was employed in the oil fields.  In 1916 she came to Durant City with her husband and children and has resided here since that time.  Her community spirit, which led her to take an active part in the affairs of the town, was one of her most endearing attributes. Without discrimination she went into the homes of Durant City ministering to the sick and wounded, devoting a large part of her time in service to others.Her passing leaves a vacancy hard to fill and to many her memory will stand out through some service rendered.  Mrs. Cannon was buried in Forest Lawn cemetery, Kane, Pa on the afternoon of April 6th. Funeral services were conducted at the Cannon home here, Rev. W. Waldo Weller, of the Methodist Episopal church of Kane, officiating.  Mrs. Cannon is survived by her husband, F.D. Cannon of this place, four sons, Thomas, William and Herbert of Durant City, and George of Kane; three daughters, Mrs. P. W. Nelson, Mrs. Thomas R. Hazlett and MRS. EDWIN D. SCHOTT, OF DURANT CITY.  Submitted by Ruth A. Larson Elk County, Pa

? MALARKEY Rose - Age 54, of Elmira Heights, NY, died on Saturday, July 15, 2006, at her home. She was born on November 6, 1951 in South Vietnam. Rose is survived by her husband, George Malarkey of Elmira Heights; daughter, Ann (Josh) Washburn of CT; grandchildren, Colin and Nicolas Washburn, both of CT. A Memorial Service for Rose will be held in Connecticut at a later date. James D. Barrett Funeral Home is assisting the family.

? MEISNER Dorothy M
Dorothy M. Age 87, of Center St., Horseheads, NY, died Monday, July 24, 2006, at her home surrounded by her family. Dorothy was very active in the Democratic Party, and held the position of Chairman for many years in Chemung County. Arrangements, when complete, will be announced by Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home, Elmira Heights, NY.

?  Sarah WILCOX
Mrs. Sarah Wilcox, mother of Geo. F. Wilcox, station agent at this place, died on Rowley Hill, in Wells township, last Monday, aged eighty-five years.  The funeral and burial were at Mosherville Wednesday.  Deceased had been a widow for many years.  She leaves several sons, among whom are Asa Wilcox, of Mosherville; George, of this place; Fred, of Roseville; Lawyer H. D. of Elmira, and Josiah Wilcox, of Wells.