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A few news items from the Advertiser for various years.

I obtained the microfilm from the Pennsylvania State Library at Harrisburg.

Francis A. Przygoda

Blossburg Advertiser June 19, 1896
There was no work in the slope at Morris Run on Monday last, but permission was obtained to run a train of empty cars down the slope about one mile and a half to the face of the workings.  A number who wished to prepare coal for the next working day got on board of the empty cars.  As the train approached the face of the workings it was moving at quite a rapid rate when it collided with another train standing on the track.  The collision threw the lid from  a lard pail, which was in one of the cars and which contained about six pounds of powder, and also threw a lighted lamp from the cap of John Klnoski, a boy, into the powder and lighted it, causing a great explosion, severely burning five persons and injuring three others  The boy, Klnoski, also had a pint of kerosene oil in his pocket which became ignited, adding to the horror of the scene.
The persons burned and injured are:
 John Klnoski;
Felix Klnoski;
Evan Realas, or Isaias
Delbert Husted;
Peter Lawson;
William Hasted

Polander, name unknown to us;

Wm. Price.

An alarm was given and after a short time the injured were taken from the mine and removed to their homes, it being deemed best not to try to convey them to the hospital at this place.  The accident caused great excitement and terror among the people at Morris Run.  At this writing, Thursday morning, it is thought that all may recover, but several of them will disfigured for life.

March 21, 1896


On June 15, 1895, the two children of John Gronowski, a farmer, living at Fall Brook, Pa. started to drive to Blossburg.  They were Joseph, a boy of 15 years of age, and Rosa, a girl of 16 years. and heir journey took them over the crossing to Morris run.  As they neared the crossing it is said, they stopped, looked and listened to see if any train was approaching, and they neither saw nor  heard any.  At that place there is quite a grade in the railroad track, and between the young travelers and the upgrade there was a high bank.  They drove onto the track and as the horse struck the track and was about to cross over, they saw coming down this grade a caboose propelled by gravity , and the horse, taking fright whirled and threw both the  young people on the track.  Joseph was killed and Rosa lost her right arm at her shoulder and was, otherwise injured.  It is alleged that no warning was given by the men in the caboose as they neared this crossing, as the caboose was not attached to anything by was controlled by the brakeman.  It is reported that there was a merry crowd on board the caboose.  Some one was playing the guitar.  There were one or more young ladies in the caboose on their way to commencement at Mansfield and laughter and music were much louder than the noise of the swiftly moving car.  John Gronowski, the father, has retained J. Sabring, Esq. Of this city, and two actions have been commandeered in the sum of $25,000 each, against the Fall Brook RailRoad Co., to recover for the killing of the son and the injuries of the daughter.  Suits have been commended in Tioga County. Pa., and promised to be of great interest. Corning Daily Journal.

Mrs. Katherine Strank

Mrs Strank died at 2 o’clock on Monday Morning, July 26, 1909 aged 71 years, at her home on Granger Street. Deceased was the widow  of Michael Strenk.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs Michael Matuszewski of Blossburg, and four sons, Walter, Peter and William , of Blossburg, and Martin, of Elmira, 24 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.  She also leaves one brother, Joseph Swinsick, of Morris Run and one sister Mrs. Mary Frost, of Elmira. Her funeral was held at St. Mary’s Catholic church at 8 o’clock. Wednesday morning, Rev. John Kabacki, officiating.  Berial in the Polish cemetery.

Blossburg Advertiser, July 30, 1909

Joseph Witucki

The death of Joseph Witucki, Sr., occurred at his late home on Wednesday morning last, following ? stroke of apoplexy, sustained the day previously, while at work in the tannery.  He was 72 years of age, and had been ? resident of Blossburg for 29 years, coming here direct from Prussian Poland.  He is survived by his widow, six sons, Frank, Michael, Joseph, Bernard, Stanley and Martin, all of Blossburg, and three daughers, Mrs Martin Ososki, of Costello, Pa.; Mrs. Stanley Dreget, of Perth Amboy, N.J.;  Mrs. John Nowakowski, of Chicago.  The funeral was held on Monday forenoon from St. Mary’s Church, Rev. John Kubacki officiating.  Burial was made in the Polish cemetery.

Blossburg Pennsylvania Advertiser, Friday April 1, 1910

Killed By Cars!
Harry I. Finkelstein,
A.  Popular Young Business Man of this Place Killed at Watkins last Sunday
Harry I. Finkelstein was almost instantly killed at Watkins, NY on Sunday morning, November 21 while leaving a. Northern Central train before it had stopped at the station.   He was in the rear coach and stepped out upon the front platform and was descending the steps when he was thrown under the trucks and horribly crushed.  He lived but a. few minutes after being taken from under the cars. Coroner Post, of Montour Falls, was notified and after hearing what evidence could be given by those at the station at the time of the accident, decided that an inquest was unnecessary. The remains were taken to Elmira the same evening to the home of his uncle, A. Finkelstein, on Orchard Street. Mr. Finkelstein was born in Sakey, Suwalk, Russian  Poland, and came to America about 8 years ago and located in Blossburg. The deceased was the junior partner of the clothing firm of M. & H. I. Finkelstein of this place. He was a. young man of excellent moral character, fine business qualifications and a. general favorite in the community. He was a. member of Morris Run Lodge No. 304, Knights of Pythia, of Aylesworth Hose Company No. 2 and of the Blossburg Young Men’s Hebrew Association. Mr. Finkelstein was 25 years of age and unmarried. His father, Joseph Finkelstein, three brothers, Emanuel, of Blossberg; Samuel, of Westfield, Max of New York City, survive. His funeral was held at Elmira at 2:30 o’clock on Monday afternoon and burial was made in the Jewish cemetery in that city. The Young Men’s Hebrew Association, of Blossburg, attended the funeral.

Blossburg Advertiser November 26, 1909

Note from Joyce - In the 1960s I went to an optometrist in Williamsport PA named Finkelstein. I think the first name was Harvey. I got my first contact lenses from him in 1966. When I moved to Binghamton NY after college, I encountered another optometrist named Finkelstein who claimed to be a cousin of the optometrist Finkelstein in Williamsport. In 1998 or 1999 I was in Martha's Vineyard on business, and much to my surprise, right across from my hotel was - believe it or not - another optometrist named Finkelstein. I would be interested to know, if anyone comes acorrs thi snote - how the Martha's Vineyard optometrist links to the Williamsport and Binghamton people. 

Mrs. Esther Evans

Mrs. Esther Evans, aged 74 years, died Wednesday morning of heart trouble at the home of her daughter Mrs. Thomas Wetsel of Corning.  The deceased was born in Wales and came to this country 58 years ago and took up her residence in Blossburg, later removing to Morris Run, from which  place she removed to Corning about ten years ago.  She was a. woman of a. sunny disposition and was greatly beloved by all who knew her.  Mrs Evans is survived by four children, Mrs. Thomas Wetsel, Mrs. Jennie Decker and Thomas Evans of Corning, D.D. Evans of Rochester , and two stepsons, John Evans, of Norfolk, Va., and James Evans, of Morris Run.

The body was brought to this place on the noon train to-day and interment was made in Odd Fellows cemetery.

Blossburg Advertiser, Friday, April 1, 1920 

Mrs. Waddell

Mrs. Waddell, widow of the late John Waddell, died at Barnesboro, of cancer of the stomach, in her 75th year.  Her remains were taken to the home of George Scott, in Arnot, where funeral services were held on Wednesday, U.L. Lyle officiating. The remains were brought to Blossburg for burial in Odd Fellows cemetery. She is survived by four sons, William, of Frugality; George, of Liberty; Robert, of Barnesboro, and Alexander, of Garmans Mills, and two daughters, Mrs. Tovey, Mrs Benner J. Keagle, Barnesboro.
Blossburg Advertiser, August 10, 1906

David William Age 49, of Deland, Florida, died Saturday, February 4, 2006, in Deland. David was born in Corning on June 3, 1956 to Harold "Bud" and Shirley (Husted) Ames. He graduated from West High School in 1975. He worked for A&P Foods, then he moved to Deland and worked for Ardmore Farms for several years before working for Nursery Supply Inc. in Kissimmee, FL, as a plastic extruder. He was a hard worker, loved to play the guitar and watching NASCAR races. He had many friends, and loved his family. He is survived by his mother, Shirley Ames of Corning; a daughter, Michelle Ames of Deland, FL; sister, Cynthia (James) Baker of Lawrence-ville, PA; a brother, Scott (Kimberly) Ames of Anthem, AZ; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. David was predeceased by his father in 2004. A Memorial Service will be held this Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Victory Highway Wesleyan Church, 150 Victory Highway, Painted Post, with Reverend David LeRoy officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in David's name to Victory Highway Wesleyan Church.

Laura Augusta Ayres Age 99, died on Sunday, February 19, 2006, at the Seneca View Nursing Facility, Montour Falls, NY. Laura was born to Robert and Christine (Bohlayer) Ayres of Canton, PA on December 19, 1906. She is a graduate of Canton High School and Arnot Ogden Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1929. She worked a short time after graduation at Arnot Ogden then as shop nurse at Bendix Co., Elmira Heights, NY. She met and married Louis Don Fosdeck in 1930. Her husband predeceased her in September 1970. Laura retired from Schuyler Hospital in 1972. Mrs. Fosdeck is survived by her daughters, Laura (Mahlon) Parker and Ann VanGalder, all of Montour Falls, NY; son, Louis (Gerri) Fosdeck of Lakewood, WA. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Laura was predeceased by her sister, Gladys Lohr; and a brother, Harold Ayres; her son, Richard; and daughter, Ruth Juette; and four grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY, on Thursday, February 23, 2006, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Her funeral and committal service will be held following visitation 8:00 p.m. The Rev. Jeanne Bleiler will officiate. Interment Laurel Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The family will provide flowers; memorials may be made to Seneca View Nursing Facility, Montour Falls, NY.

BALL   Howard D. Jr. Howard Daniel "Danny" Ball Jr., 64, of Ruther Glen, VA, formerly of Horseheads, NY, died Friday, January 20, 2006 at Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, VA. He was born December 18, 1941 to Howard and Arlene Ball of Horseheads, NY, who predeceased him. Survivors include wife Margaret of Bowling Green, VA; a daughter, Sally ( Tony) Peyton of King George, VA; three sons, Donald (April) Ball of Montour Falls, NY, Howard Ball III of Winchester, VA, and Michael (Melissa) of Ruther Glen, VA, with whom he resided; three sisters, Marilee (Harry) Rodabaugh of Horseheads, Bonnie (Alan) Baker of Elmira Heights, Mata (Alfred) Wilkins of Horseheads; ten grandchildren, one great-grandchild, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Howard was a member of several rescue squads in the Virginia area and an employee of Food Lion. His funeral was held on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, VA, with burial in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.

BLY   Lee I. Mr. Lee I. Bly of Horseheads, NY, died on Tuesday, February 14, 2006, with his loving family at his side. Lee was born July 5, 1924 in Jasper, NY, the son of the late Fred and Clara Morey Bly. He graduated from Thomas A. Edison High School, a member of the class of 1942. Lee served proudly in WWII, a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving in the China-Burma-India Theater as an airborne radio operator. He was very proud to attend the dedication of the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., with his sons and grandson. After the war he married the love of his life, Helen I. Piasecki of Mildred, PA, on June 21, 1947, a blessed union of 58 years. He was a devoted husband and a loving and supportive father to their four children. He shared their accomplishments with such great pride and was always there when they needed him. He was a loving grandfather and mentor to his 10 grandchildren who learned so much from him. His strong and positive spirit will continue to inspire all who knew Lee. He is survived by his loving wife, Helen; his four devoted children, James (Mary Lou), Robert (Mary Anne), Mitzi (fiancé, Phil Barrett), and Lorie Bly, who has been his devoted and selfless caregiver for the last several months. He leaves his cherished grandchildren, Michael, Joseph and James Bly, Kelly and Timothy Bly, Christopher, Alicia and Tawnie Smith; and step grandchildren, Joshua and Lucas Allen. Lee was predeceased by his sisters, Mary, Nettie, Doris and Ruth; and recently his faithful dog, "Sammy." Lee retired from Thatcher Glass after 39 years, where he was a master mold maker. He volunteered countless hours at the National Warplane/Wings of Eagles Museum, restoring vintage aircraft, acting as a tour guide and sharing his wealth of knowledge. He was also a crew chief on "his" Stearman and enjoyed a "Wing Walking" opportunity this past summer. He truly enjoyed the friendship of the many volunteers at the museum. He was a longtime member of the Elmira Heights Volunteer Fire Department and the Elmira Heights American Legion Post. The family would like to especially thank Aunt Joyce (Piasecki) for all her love, support and strength. Thank you also to Lucy Starry and Kathy Murray for all their support, love and many gifts of food. You kept us going. Also a special thank you to the staff of the VA Clinic in Sayre for their wonderful care. Lee's last request: "The love and support of this great family should be remembered in everyone's prayers." Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 18th, at 12:30 p.m. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA, and followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred, PA, with the Rev. Bert S. Kozen, Pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery, Mildred, PA. Friends may call on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 at the Homer Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Lee's memory to the National Warplane/Wings of Eagles Restoration Fund, 17 Aviation Drive, Horseheads, NY 14845, the Chemung County Humane Society, Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903, or St. Mary Our Mother's Church Memorial Fund, 816 Broad Street, Horseheads, NY 14845.

BRADT   Mr. Lorenz C., Jr. Age 73, of Batavia, NY, died Wednesday morning, February 8, 2006, at Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, NY. He was born February 21, 1932 in Elmira, NY to the late (1965) Lorenz C. Bradt, Sr., and the late (2005) Muriel E. Dolan. Mr. Bradt was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He worked for over 20 years at Attica Correctional Facility as the Supervisor of Vocational Education. As a young man he worked with his father and grandfather in the Bradt family sign business in Elmira. A local area sign maker for many years, he owned TBF Signs and, most recently, Larry Bradt's Signs. He was a humble, but very talented, artist over the past 50 years and was well known throughout the state where his work spoke volumes of his talent. A "health nut," he and his wife enjoyed running and biking to stay in shape. His family remarks of the lives he touched; he was a true inspiration to all he came in contact with. He was preceded in death by his sister, Marilyn Lemoncelli; and his grandson, Jason Bradt. Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Barbara (Motts) Bradt of Batavia, NY; sons and daughters-in-law, Mark (Dawn) Bradt of Attica, NY, Steve (Sandy) Bradt of Mt. Morris, NY, Kevin (Sue) Bradt of LeRoy, NY, Colin Bradt of Rochester, NY, Bryan Bradt of Batavia, NY; stepson, Steve (MaryJean) Durfee of Attica, NY; daughters and sons-in-law, Candy (Steve) Stump of Elmira, NY; stepdaughter, Julie Durfee of Moab, Utah; sister and brother-in-law, Linda (Robert) Vivian of Chico, CA; other survivors include 15 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; along with one niece and one nephew. There will be no prior visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, February 11, at Bohn's Restaurant, 5256 Clinton Street Road, Batavia, NY 14020. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice. An online memorial and guest registry is available at www.gilmartin Arrangements by: Gilmartin Funeral Home, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

BROWN  Charles Warren Age 87, formerly of Wellsboro, PA, died on Sunday, February 19, 2006. He was born on December 5, 1918 in Delta, PA, a son of the late Charles O. and Margretta (Snyder) Brown. Charles was the husband of Mila Russell Brown. He was a member of the Church of Christ, Wellsboro, PA. Mr. Brown was a WWII veteran serving with the U.S. Army and was part of the Omaha Beach invasion on D-Day and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a member of the American Legion and the VFW, Wellsboro, PA. Charles was formerly employed as a machinist for PPL in Holtwood, PA. Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Mila; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Ellen Brown of Stroudsburg, PA; daughter-in-law, Shela Brown of Winter Springs, FL; stepson and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Jenni Russell of Cochranville, PA; stepdaughter and son-in-law, Dee and Brad Arnold of Pflugerville, TX; sister-in-law, Lucille Brown of Quarryville, PA; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Charles was predeceased by a son, Ronald Brown in 2001; a stepson, Charles D. Russell in 1988; and a brother, Edward R. Brown in 1996. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2006, at 12:30 p.m. at the Church of Christ, Wellsboro, PA, with the Rev. Darwin "Tink" Cranmer, officiating. Interment will be in the Connestoga Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA.

BROWN   Gerald Royce Age 69, of 119 Marion Street, Clover, SC, died February 16, 2006 in York County, SC. He was born March 18, 1936 in Shunk, PA, son of the late Willard Lawrence Brown and Helen Caseman Brown. Mr. Brown was a member of Crowders Creek A.R.P. Church where he was in the choir and served as Deacon and Elder. He was a little league baseball coach in the Bethany community and was a machinist for over 45 years. He retired from Baldor Electric Co., Fort Mill, SC. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Ann Teribury Brown of the home; daughter, Terry Lorraine Brown, Winston-Salem, NC; sons, Dondi LaVerne Brown, Calhoun Falls, SC, Duane Lawrence Brown, Clover, SC, Bradley LaRue Brown, Rock Hill, SC, Roger Lee Brown, York, SC; brother, Eugene Elwood Brown, Towanda, PA; sister, Janice Marie Kellogg, Milan, PA; stepmother, Helen Brown, Troy, PA; grandchildren, Adam Douglas Brown, Cory Steven Brown, Amanda Christine Brown, Megan Elizabeth Brown, Brittany Erin Brown, Bethany Ellen Brown, Baylee Elizabeth Brown, Jonathan Artist Brown, Brandon Todd Brown, and Dustin Lee Brown. Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, February 21, 2006, at Crowders Creek A.R.P. Church, conducted by the Rev. James McLurkin and Rev. Charles Mitchell. Interment will be in the Church cemetery. The family received friends from 7-9 Monday, February 20, at M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Crowders Creek A.R.P. Church, 207 Crowders Creek Road, Gastonia, NC 28052; Bonclarken, 500 Pine Drive, Flat Rock, NC 28731; or Troy Baptist Church, Troy, PA. M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home, Clover, SC, is serving the family of Mr. Brown.

William Jenning Age 96, died peacefully on Saturday, January 28, 2006, at Perry Point Nursing Center, Perry Point, MD, surrounded by his three children. Pete was born on March 2, 1909, in Ransomville, NY to William Nast and Maude Parks Burmaster. Pete married Mary Jane English from Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1938. They lived in Ransomville, NY until they moved to Horseheads, NY in 1952. He worked at Pioneer Mobile Home Sales and Park until he retired in 1977. He loved his job as office manager for his great bosses, Ralph Bowers and Dana Edminster. After Mary's death in 1978, he moved to St. Petersburg, FL where he met his current wife, Glenna Barker Burmaster, of 25 years, who is currently residing in DeSoto, MO. He is also survived by his three children, Bonnie (Charles) Blackwell of North East, MD, William Robert Burmaster, Seminole, FL and Doreen (Delbert) Jay, Provo, UT; and his stepdaughter, Marjorie (Eugene) Moses, DeSoto, MO, and stepdaughter, Julia Zook, Burnsville, MN. He had 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Family and friends may call from 12:00-1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 3rd, at Hardison Funeral Home, 3648 Ransomville Rd., Ransomville, NY, where the funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. followed by interment at North Ridge Cemetery, Lockport, NY. In lieu of flowers and cards, spend time with family and friends. Memorial contributions can be made to Ransomville Historical Society, c/o Harrison Funeral Home, PO Box 188, Ransomville, NY 14131, or to a church or community project in your area.

Kathryn E. Age 53, of Elmira, NY, died unexpectedly on Thursday, February 9, 2006. Kathryn is survived by her loving children, Kristen E. (Riff) (Ben) Chaffee, Douglas Riff, Teresa Riff, and Gregory Riff; grandson, Caleb Chaffee; mother, Rose (Doug) Thomas; sister, Ann McCawley; brother, Joseph Carapella; sisters, Mary Fairchild, Jean Valentine, and Julie Stafford; brother, Stephen Carapella; longtime loving companion, David Andrews; and several nieces and nephews. Her father, Joseph Carapella predeceased her. Kathryn was the Director of the Corning Woman's Bowling Association (USBA), a former Girl Scout leader, and formerly employed by Community National Bank, Fleet Bank, and HSBC Bank. Kathryn loved to watch hummingbirds and she enjoyed playing the organ, a good game of Bingo and making homemade candy. But most of all, she loved her children and grandson. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Monday, February 13, 2006, from 1:00 to 3:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., with Funeral Service there Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Father Rick Farrell will officiate. Those wishing may make memorials to the March Of Dimes Association.

CLAIRE   Holly Kay Age 22, of County Route 28, Watkins Glen, NY died unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 28, 2006, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Holly is survived by her mother, Patsy Claire (Henry Simmons); brothers, Jayme, Russell and Matthew Simmons of Watkins Glen, NY; sister, Kimberly; father and stepmother, Kenneth and Joan Claire of Fort Drum, NY; fiancé, Joe Wratten of Watkins Glen, NY; grandparents, Barbara and Raymond Morseman of Bath, NY, and Jean Pike of Burdett, NY; along with several aunts, uncles and cousins. Holly was a graduate of Mansfield University and was employed at Burger King, Watkins Glen, NY. Holly was an Angel in the eyes of her mother and to all who knew her and she will be missed dearly. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Monday, March 6, 2006, from 12 Noon to 2:00 p.m. Her funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Jeffrey McDowell of the Centenary United Methodist Church, Bath, NY, will officiate. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery of Hector, Burdett, NY. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Holly's memory to a Scholarship Fund to be setup for a Senior Graduate of Watkins Glen High School; checks are to be made out to Barbara Morseman, 33 Rumsey St., Bath, NY 14810.

Penny Davis Age 45, of Tioga, PA, died on Tuesday, February 9, 2006, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY, surrounded by her loving family. Born on February 26, 1960 in Blossburg, PA, Penny was the daughter of Kenneth and Janice (Howe) Davis. Penny was a very successful licensed Real Estate Appraiser for Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Penny lived life to its fullest and enjoyed many things. She was especially fond of antiquing, restoring pictures and furniture, and interior designing. Penny is survived in addition to her parents of Tioga, PA, by her son, Joel Whitney and significant other, Denise Sero of Syracuse, NY; four brothers, Kenneth Davis of Mansfield, PA, Timothy (Michelle) Davis of Lawrenceville, PA, Anthony (Kathy) Davis of Tioga, PA, Marty (Robin) Davis of Tioga, PA; a special Aunt Marilyn (Howe) and Uncle Roger Wood of Tioga, PA; maternal grandparents, Paul and Cora Howe of Tioga, PA; and paternal grandmother, Bernice Davis of Lawrenceville, PA; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear friends. Preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Raymond Davis. Her family will be holding a celebration of life in her honor on Sunday, February 26 from 2-5 p.m. for close family and friends. The celebration will be held at her brother's house, Timothy Davis, on Buckwheat Hollow Rd. in Lawrenceville, PA. Donations should be made in Penny's name to the local hospice society or the local food bank.

Marilyn L. Age 81, a resident of Hyde Park since 1961, died on Saturday, February 18th, 2006, at Vassar Bros. Medical Center. She was born in Elmira, NY, the daughter of Dudley W. Leavitt and Hester Leavitt Dyckman. Upon graduating from Elmira College in 1945, Mrs. Brown worked at Time, Inc., in the International News Bureau. Later, she taught school in Plainfield, NJ, and was a substitute teacher at Hyde Park Elementary School for many years. From 1986-89, she served as executive director of the Eleanor Roosevelt Center at ValKill in Hyde Park, which sponsored Children of War, Eleanor Roosevelt and the Arts, and other significant programs during her tenure. Volunteer work and involvement in community activities were an integral part of her life. Mrs. Brown had been a member of the board of the Hyde Park Visual Environment Committee, a president of the board of the former Family Counseling Service of Dutchess County, and a member of the Junior Leagues of Bethlehem, PA, and Poughkeepsie. She worked with the American Red Cross, the Boy Scouts of America, as well as various political campaigns. She was also a member of the Poughkeepsie Garden Club and a former member of the Poughkeepsie Tennis Club. For over 40 years, Mrs. Brown was an active member of the congregation of St. James' Episcopal Church in Hyde Park and, at various times, served as a vestryman, senior warden and sacristan. In 2005, she received the St. James Medal, which recognized her outstanding service to God through her work at St. James. In 1961, she married Shellman Handy Brown, who predeceased her in 2003. Together they were members of the Poughkeepsie Yacht Club and sailed extensively on their boat, Long Reach, to Maine, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. She is survived by five children, Michael Shellman Brown of New York City, Davien Buckner Gould of Falmouth, MA, Eden Brown (Thomas) of Arlington, VA, Maj. Richard Handy Brown of the United States Air Force of Huntingdon, England, and John Ludlow Brown of Riverdale, NY. She is also survived by her sister, Mrs. Ann D. Dolbeer of Ridge, NY; and 13 grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. James' Episcopal Church on Monday, February 27th, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in the St. James' Church meditation garden that was created by Mrs. Brown and other parishioners. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. James' Discretionary Fund, St. James' Episcopal Church, 4526 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY 12538, or the American Lung Association, 3 Winners Circle, Suite 300, Albany, NY 12205-1187. Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc., Hyde Park.

2/21/2006 Utica Community Newspaper
Arthur L FEATHERBAY of Westmoreland
Arthur L. Featherbay, 91, of the Masonic Home, died peacefully on Sunday, February 19, 2006, at the Masonic Care Community in Utica, where he had been a patient for the past few years. Art was born on December 6, 1914 in Bradford County, (Tuscarora Twp.)PA, to LeRoy and Lillian Langton Featherbay. He married Winifred Mabbett in Utica on November 26, 1936, with a union of over 50 years. Mrs. Featherbay died on February 23, 1989. Art worked for the Kelsey-Hayes Company for over 40 years and was an avid farmer. Every year Art had a giant garden full of vegetables that he loved to grow and give to anyone who came across his path. He also loved to grow flowers and had a "green thumb" when it came to growing things. He always answered to Art instead of Arthur to anyone who knew him. He is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Larry Yerkie of Vernon, Joanna and Richard Dowsland of Zellwood, FL, Donna and Leonard Durham of Orlando, FL, and Mary and John Thrasher of Westmoreland. He is also survived by his in-laws, Elizabeth (Betty) Lockwood, Thomas and Aleatha Rowlands, Leslie and Betty Mabbett, Donald and Pearl Mabbett, and Joan and George Lewis; his grandchildren, Lawrence Yerkie Jr., Mark and Brenda Casswell, Deborah and Mike Gross, Julie and Tom Daly, Tracy and Steve Fortier, Eric and Shannon Thrasher, Amy Thrasher, Troy Featherbay, Linda and Mark LaLonde, Fred and Tanya Dittmaier, Richard and Iris Dittmaier and Dawn Yerkie; 16 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his sons, James Featherbay and Lee Featherbay; and a sister, Mae Lamb. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 23, 2006, at Owens-Pavlot Funeral Service, Inc., 35 College St., Clinton. Burial will be in Crown Hill Memorial Park. Friends are invited to call Thursday from Noon until the time of the service

FLICK   Margaret Elizabeth Age 88, of 265 Maple Street Westfield, PA, died Monday, February 20, 2006, in Elkland, PA. Margaret was born on May 26, 1917 in West Hickory, PA. She was the daughter of Peter and Anna Flick. She is predeceased by her sister, Annie; and brothers, John and Peter Flick, also of Westfield. Margaret was employed by the former Eberle Tanning Company for ver 33 years in their cut shop. She was a member of the Westfield First Baptist Church for over 50 years. She is survived by cousins, Cynthia Farwell of Elkland, PA, and Wendy Farwell of Beverly, MA. Other friends include Mr. and Mrs. James Quimby and family, Mr. and Mrs. Tim Smith and family, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Potter, Marion Brooks, Amy Hager and the Tyler family. Margaret will always be remembered for her generous spirit, quiet manner and deep faith. Margaret requested that there be no viewing. A memorial service will be held at the Westfield First Baptist Church Saturday at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Lewis Young officiating. Her family gratefully declines flowers. Memorials may be made to her church in her name.

FRANK   Willibald Konstantin "Willy" Age 80, founder of Chateau Frank and Chairman of the Board of Dr. Frank's Vinifera Wine Cellars, died on March 7, 2006. Willy was born on May 23, 1925 to the late Dr. Konstantin D. and Eugenie Frank in the Ukraine. He graduated with a M.B.A. from the University of Nurnburg, in Nurnberg, Germany. In 1951, Willy immigrated to the United States with his parents and sisters, coming through Ellis Island. In New York he met and married his wife of 49 years, Margrit on April 12, 1956. While his parents moved to the Finger Lakes and founded Dr. Konstantin Frank's Vinifera Wine Cellars, Willy remained on Long Island working in camera equipment sales in New York City, yet remaining peripherally involved in the winery. In 1977, Willy initiated his dream of making award winning world class sparkling wine by planting vineyards of the classic champagne grapes in Watkins Glen. Chateau Frank was established in 1980 when Willy and Margrit purchased and renovated the historic fieldstone house and winery adjacent to Dr. Frank's (Vinifera Wine Cellars in Hammondsport). Proud of his legacy, Willy assumed management of Dr. Frank's Vinifera Wine Cellars in 1985 and was joined by his son, Frederick, as President in 1993. At the first Intervin International Competition in 1986, Willy's first commercial production of 1985 Brut was awarded a gold medal. Attention to detail and continual focus on quality have established a tradition of excellence for both Chateau Frank and Dr. Frank's Vinifera Wine Cellars. In addition to national and international recognition, Willy's wines have been served at various events at the White House and the NYS Governor's mansion. In fact, NYS Governor George Pataki called Chateau Frank Brut the "best New York sparkling wine." Willy's business acumen and passion for his wines indeed contributed greatly to the wine industry as a whole. A self-proclaimed workaholic, Willy was never too busy to take his grandson, Kyle Konstantin Frank, fishing. Willy could also be seen, usually in late August, on Keuka Lake at the helm of his cherished sailboat, Celebre, always accompanied by his wife, Margrit, and an entourage of friends. He is survived by his wife, Margrit Totsky Frank; his son, Frederick and wife, Maryclaire of Painted Post; his daughter, Barbara and husband, Rick Guior of Summit, New Jersey; his grandchildren, Meaghan, Gretchen, Kyle Konstantin, Sonia and Alex; his sister, Hilda and her husband, Walter Volz of Bath; his sister, Lena Schelling of Catskill; numerous nieces and nephews and their offspring and many, many beloved friends. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made in the name of Willy Frank to Saint Gabriel's Church in Hammondsport or to the Glenn Curtiss Museum in support of the Finger Lakes Wine display. Friends may call Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the LaMarche Funeral Home, 35 Main St., Hammondsport. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in Hammondsport. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Bath. Everyone is invited to a luncheon at the Curtiss Museum after the services.

FRASIER   Gene A. Age 63, of Montour Falls, NY, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, February 7, 2006, after a courageous battle with cancer. Gene was born April 19, 1942 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Frank L. and Phyllis Hart Frasier. He was associated with Cox General Contracting and was considered a Master Contractor and was well versed in all aspects of construction, especially carpentry. Surviving Gene is his loving and devoted wife of 29 years, Sally Jane Pastrick Frasier; his cherished sons, John Frasier of Montour Falls, Jeffrey Frasier of Watkins Glen; his treasured pal, "Buddy"; sisters and brothers, Judy (Harry) Harbot of Watkins Glen, Eva (David) Wickham of Burdett, Henry (Patricia) Frasier of Alpine, James (Blanche) Frasier of Greenville, SC, and Virginia (Mike) Alvers of Georgia; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Dan (Diana) Pastrick of Horseheads, Jim Pastrick of Corning, Tom Pastrick of Horseheads, JoAnn (Gerald) Schucker of Big Flats, Mike (Becky) Pastrick of Beaver Dams, and Sara Pastrick. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins; and namesake, Colton Gene Cox. He was a special mentor to Bill Cox, Dennis McKibbin and Dan Barr and admired by all his fellow workers. Family and Friends are invited to a Celebration of Gene's Life at Grace Church of the Nazarene, 431 Wygant Road, Horseheads, on Saturday, February 11, 2006, at 11 a.m. Pastor Tim Maynard will be the celebrant. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing to remember Gene may do so through a scholarship fund c/o JoAnn Schucker, PO Box 129, Big Flats, NY 14814, or through memorials to Grace Church of the Nazarene.

FUDALA   Frank J., Jr. Age 52, of Palm Beach County, FL, died Saturday, February 4, 2006, after a long illness, while under his sister's care at her home in Medford, NJ. Born and raised in Elmira, NY, Frank moved to Palm Beach County in 1980. Brother of the late Mary Ellen Fudala (Siciliano); he is survived by his son, Frank J. Fudala III of Royal Palm Acres, FL; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Patricia Ann Allen of Boynton Beach, FL, and Frances Judy and Joseph Clauss of Medford, NJ; his former spouse, Debra Brown of Elmira, NY; one uncle and aunt, George and Vera Cahill of Elmira, NY; his girlfriend, April Williams; several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held for family and friends on Saturday, February 11, 2006, from 2-4 p.m. at 1920 Ramsey Dr., Lake Worth, FL. Interment will be held at a later date in Montour Falls, NY. Arrangements are by the Mathis Funeral Home, Medford, NJ.

John M. Retired Owner/Operator of Clute Motor Co. and Hartman Lincoln-Mercury Age 75, of Elmira, NY, died February 14th, 2006 in the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. John was born August 31, 1930 in Sayre, PA, the son of the late Myron and Ruth Hannah Hartman. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Hartman of Owego, NY; sons, Myron (Michelle) Hartman of Elmira, Peter (Gayle) Hartman of Horseheads; daughter, Jenny Hartman of Dallas, TX; grandchildren, John Hartman, Lisa Green, Lori Seymour; brother, Thomas (Gail) Hartman of Albuquerque, NM; sister-in-law, Kay Hartman of Owego, NY; several nieces and nephews. His brother, Robert Hartman; and granddaughter, Katherine Hartman, predeceased John. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904, on Friday, February 17th, 2006, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. In accordance with John's wishes, funeral services will be held privately at a time convenient with the family. John was Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a very well known businessman throughout the area for many years. John was the owner of Clute Motor Co. for 22 years and Hartman Lincoln-Mercury-Mazda for 10 years. Through his businesses he made many priceless friendships; each of which he valued greatly. He established a great work ethic, which resulted in a reputation second to none. John's caring for his customers extended clearly through generations and is not found in today's modern day automobile dealerships. In his spare time, he loved to play golf and was an avid sports fan. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in John's name may be made to the West Elmira Volunteer Fire Department, 1299 West Water Street, Elmira, NY 14905, or the Tioga Boys and Girls Club, 201 Erie Street, Owego, NY 13827.

Onalee A. Age 75 of 598 Latta Brook Road Horseheads, NY died on Tuesday January 31, 2006 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Mrs. Graves was born September 28, 1930 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Arthur and Dorothy Taylor Hartman. Onalee married her husband, Judson A. Graves, on February 25, 1950 and they would have celebrated their 56th Wedding Anniversary on February 25, 2006. She along with her husband Jud was a co-owner of Graves Press in Elmira Heights, NY. Onalee received her Degree from Elmira College and was a substitute teacher for The Elmira City School District. She was a former member of Order of Eastern Star, Horseheads Fire Dept. Auxiliary, The Home Bureau, a Den Mother, and Girl Scout Leader. Onalee loved crafts and especially Crocheting and Knitting as well as doing Crossword Puzzles. She loved her family and friends and cherished the time she spent with them. Onalee is survived by her loving and devoted husband Judson A. Graves; son: Darryl J. Graves of Elmira Heights, NY; daughters and son-in-law: Deirdra Ettenberger of Horseheads, NY and Melanie & John Rahr of Millport, NY; several grandchildren; sister: Betsy Owens of Tulsa, OK; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Leon & Marion Graves of Florida; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. It was Mrs. Graves' wish that there be no calling hours. Private Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Onalee by doing a kind deed or favor for someone and thinking of Onalee. The Family would like to thank Dr. William Muuse and the entire staff of the Arnot Ogden Medical Center for the wonderful care they gave to Onalee. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.

HAUSMAN   Jeffrey M. Age 35, of Palm Bay, Florida and formerly of 464 Frank Street, Elmira, NY, unexpectedly died
on January 16, 2006. Jeff was born February 4, 1970 and he is survived by his parents, Loren C. and Sandra Hausman; brothers, Loren W., Raymond and Eric; nephew, Joshua; and niece, Cassandra Hausman. Jeffrey was employed by the Florida Institute of Technology for over 12 years. A memorial service was held at the All Faith Chapel on the FIT Campus on 1/21/06. Jeffrey was eulogized as a noble man and a wonderful son and brother.

HUGG   William H. Age 63, of Elmira, NY, died very unexpectedly on Sunday, February 19, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born February 7, 1943 in Elmira to the late Lloyd and Florence Draht Hugg. Bill is survived by his devoted wife, Charlotte, with whom he recently celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary; daughters, Melanie (Nick) Van Ness, Debra Hugg, Karen (Lee) Johnson, Shari (Joseph) Mattison; grandchildren, Jared, Alex, Jessika, Marissa, Mitch, Joseph, Tiffany, Megan, Emily, and Elijah, all of whom he adored; brothers, Paul (Robin) Hugg, Dean Hugg; many special friends and neighbors; and his feline companions, "Lucky" and "Garfield". His parents; and brother, Richard, predeceased Bill. He retired from the Chemung County Highway Dept. in 1999, and enjoyed yard work and attending activities with his grandchildren. He enjoyed his weekly get-togethers with his brother, Paul, and dearest friends, Wayne and Marian Hungerford, Douglas Barchet, and Beverly Sylvester. It was Bill's wish that his services remain private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Bill's name may be made to the American Heart Assoc., NYS Affiliate, Attention: Heart Gifts, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049, or to the Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA, 2435 Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903.

LINES   Dennison L. Age 64, of Breesport, NY. He was born June 30, 1941 in Knoxville, PA, son of the late Dennison and Onalee (Spencer) Lines, and died Friday, February 10, 2006, at home. He is survived by his loving companion, Sheila Robinson of Breesport; sons, Daniel and Robert, both of FL; four grandchildren; sister, Linda Baker of Gillett, PA; aunt and uncle, Onalee and Robert Sweet of Elmira. Dennison was employed at Kennedy Valve. He loved salmon fishing and automobiles, and restored a 1957 Chevy. There will be no prior visitation. Family and friends are invited to his Memorial service on Thursday, February 16th, at 1 p.m. at Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira.

Edith Age 86, of 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, ME, died February 3, 2006 unexpectedly at her home. Edith was born February 23, 1920 in Lancashire, England, a daughter of Samuel and Ethel Ivey Lord. She emigrated to the United States in 1946 and married Henry R. Clarke July 6, 1946 in Lake Placid, NY. Edith's interests were in folk dancing, music, mountain-walking, history and tennis. She won the Elmira Ladies tennis championship in 1947. She was also an avid knitter and made Swedish Rya rugs. She is predeceased by her two sisters, Anne and Esther Lord. Edith is survived by her husband of 59 years; a son, Stephen Clarke of Mammoth Lakes, California; two daughters, Averil Fessenden and her husband, Rol of Brunswick, and Alison Clarke-Crenn and her husband, Andre of Rennes, Brittany, France; and four grand-daughters. A memorial gathering will be held 1 p.m., February 9, 2006 at Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal Street, Brunswick, ME. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice Volunteers of Mid-Coast Maine, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, Maine 04011.

Amelia C. Age 95, died Friday, February 24, 2006, at the Sayre House, Sayre, PA. She was born May 21, 1910 in Sayre, PA, the daughter of the late Frank and Genevra Romano Mangialardo. Amelia was a housewife who loved her family. She also enjoyed music, dancing, and playing cards with her friends. She attended Sayre High School. She was a member of the Sons of Italy, St. Joseph's Club of Epiphany, the Altar Rosary Society, the Elks Club, Shepard Hills Country Club, and a former secretary for the Epiphany Church. She is predeceased by her husband, Charles S. LoVecchio; a daughter, Theresa Swigonski; and a grandson, Mark Swigonski; also two brothers and three sisters. She is survived by her son, Carlo and Christine LoVecchio, Waverly, NY and Estero, FL; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins in Ancona, Italy. Services will be held at the convenience of the family in April; please watch for future service dates and times. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Alzheimer's Association of North East Pennsylvania, 63 North Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701, or to the Sayre House, 1001 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA 18840. Arrangements are under the supervision of the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., Athens, PA.

William Thomas Of Corning, New York, died surrounded by his family in Clearwater, Florida on March 6, 2006 after a long illness. He was the eldest son of William and Gertrude (Cook) McDonough of Wilmont Township, Pennsylvania. He grew up in this area and made many lifelong friends. He is survived by his wife and companion of forty years, Gail (Tompkins) McDonough; two children, daughter, Michele McDonough and her husband, Thomas Volpe and their sons, Zachary Thomas and Benjamin Xaviar of Evanston, Illinois and a son, David William McDonough and his wife, Carol of Caton, New York; three brothers, Richard McDonough and wife, Mary Ann of Punta Gorda, Florida, Robert McDonough and wife, Theresa of Vestal, New York, and Joseph McDonough and wife, Diane of Dushore, PA; several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins and friends. After graduating from Wyalusing High School and Williamsport Tech, he was employed by Ingersoll Rand-Dresser Rand Company for 37 years. Since his retirement, he has been traveling, enjoying his family, spending as much time as possible with his grandchildren and visiting with his many friends. He was a lifelong Catholic and a current member of St. Mary Our Mother in Horseheads, New York. Family and friends are invited to call at the Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street, Corning, New York on Friday, March 10, 2006, from 5 - 8 p.m. with a Prayer Service offered at 7:45 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, March 11, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 West Broad Street, Horseheads, New York. Following Mass, graveside services will be held at St. Basil's Church Cemetery in Dushore, Pennsylvania. Memorials in his name may be directed to the American Lung Association, 1595 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620.

MOSER   Alvin J. "Al" Of Wellsburg, NY Was born on January 17, 1916 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late George and Carrie (Stahlheber) Moser. He died peacefully on Friday, February 10, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 90. Predeceased by his loving wife of 59 years, Josephine T. Moser, January 8, 2006; and by his sister, Matilda Lohrki; and brothers, Henry, George and Edwin Moser. His survivors include beloved daughter, Carol Moser of Wellsburg, NY; sister in-law, Mara Wolfe of Wetona, PA; along with several nieces, nephews and many friends. Alvin was a member of the Chauffeurs & Teamsters Local No. 529. He retired from Spaulding Bakery, Inc., formerly of Horseheads, NY, and in his spare time he enjoyed working in his garden. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Tuesday, February 14, 2006, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., with Funeral Services honoring his life there at 2:00 p.m. The Reverend Nettie Treat will celebrate Alvin's service. Interment will take place in the Elmwood Cemetery, Caton, NY, at a time convenient for his family. Those wishing may make memorials to the charity of one's choice.

O'BRYAN   William J. "OB" Age 77, of 136 Seven Mile Drive, Ithaca, died on his birthday after an extended illness. He was born in Corning, New York on February 7, 1929, the third son of Thomas and Carrie Imboden O'Bryan. He attended St. Mary's School and Corning Free Academy, served in the Occupation Forces as a machine gunner in Japan from 1946 to 1948, attended New Hope Baptist Church in Millport and was retired from the Elmira School District. His affiliations were with John P. Eaton Post #154 and VFW Post #524 in Corning, and the Elmira Eagles #941. He was predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Carrie Imboden O'Bryan; mother and father-in-law, Floyd and Thelma Manwarren; sister-in-law, Margaret Post O'Bryan; brothers-in-law, Wellington Olinger and David Manwarren; and dear friends, Celia and Roy Shappee. Bill is survived by his wife of 29 years, Ellen; son, William and Pam O'Bryan of Wilmington, NC; daughter, Patricia and Tom Sandore of Elmira; and their loving mother, Anne Corbo O'Bryan of Elmira; stepchildren, Kerry and Sally Egan Wittig of Ithaca, Kristina and Alexander Perialas of Ithaca; Kurt and Edith Wittig of Lodi; grandchildren, Jackie Sandore of Elmira, Kevin Sandore of SC, PFC Andrew Wittig of NC, Marshall Wittig of Ithaca; daughter-in-law, Susie Tucker of Ithaca; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas and Margarete O'Bryan of Fort Plain and Lake Placid, FL, Robert and Marion O'Bryan of Horseheads, Terry O'Bryan of Elmira Heights; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Doris and Fred Draper of Corning, Margaret and Karl Congdon of Lindley; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is also survived by Ellen's family, Shirley Olinger of Rolling Prairie, IN, Mary Lou and Philip Kosty of Corning, and Virgina and Kenneth Mapes of Little River, SC; and dear friends, Bill and Kay Rice of Montour Falls, Mike and Sandy Martyniak of Elmira, and Pastor Lew and Nellie Baker of Pine Valley. Bill will be greatly missed by his faithful canine companion, Oliver; and cats, Muffin and Simba. To honor Bill's wishes, there will be no services. The family will announce a memorial service at a later date. Donations in Bill's memory can be made to Hospicare of Ithaca, and/or to the New Hope Baptist Church, State Street, Millport, NY 14864. It was an honor to have had his love.

O'BUCKLEY   Michael C. Age 17, of Elmira, died Wednesday, February 22, 2006, very unexpectedly from a motor vehicle accident. Michael was born January 25, 1989, the son of Sharron L. O'Buckley. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sister and brother-in-law Jennifer M. (O'Buckley) and Joseph Gotschall of Harrisburg PA; grandfather John J. O'Buckley of Elmira; very special friend Amber Cota of Elmira; along with several aunts, uncles, cousins and many good friends. Michael was a junior at Elmira Free Academy where he was a member of both the indoor and outdoor track team. An avid sports fan, his favorite teams were the New York Yankees and Penn State Football. Michael loved to collect sports jerseys, play computer games and ski. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, February 26, 2006 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A rosary service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, February 27, 2006 at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church.

Ann Owlett Age 84, of Wellsboro, PA, wife of the late Thomas E. Wilcox; mother of Nancy Calcagni, Charlotte, VT, Mark M. Wilcox and Ellen Rapsher, both of Philadelphia, PA; sister of Edward H. Owlett, Wellsboro, PA. Memorial Service at the First Presbyterian Church of Wellsboro, 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 25. Family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations to the First Presbyterian Church, 130 Main St., Wellsboro, PA 16901, or to the Green Free Library, 134 Main St., Wellsboro, PA 16901. Local arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, PA,

Sandra "Panosian" Age 46, died Sunday, February 5, 2006, at her home in Horseheads, New York, after a courageous battle with cancer. As per her request, there will be no calling hours. Relatives and Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Celebration Service that will take place on Saturday, February 11, 2006, at the Horseheads First Presbyterian Church on Westinghouse Road at 10:00 a.m. with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be directed toward the Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830, or The Pay It Forward Foundation, P.O. Box 552, Cambria, CA 93428, or to a charity of ones choice. Panosian's Famous Shoes will be closed on Saturday, February 11, 2006, in honor of Sandy. Arrangements are under the direction of Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY.

POWERS   Gene E. A longtime resident of Milton St. in Southport died Friday, February 10, 2006 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following an illness at the age of 73. Gene was born on August 13, 1932 in Elmira, son of Eugene & Stella Hewitt Powers. He served in the United States Army from 1950 - 1953. Gene was employed by Hardinge Inc. for over 30 years. He was predeceased by his first wife, Betty J. Powers. Gene's many interests included fishing, reading, playing cards and time spent with his loving family who survive and cherish his memory. His friend, companion and wife, Yvonne Powers at home along with her children, John (Kelli) Pidcoe, Owego; and Kathleen M. Pidcoe, Linden, NJ; Betty's children, Tom (Sue Huftalen) Senkiw, Horseheads; and Dave (Elaine) Senkiw, S. Corning; four grandchildren, Cameren Pidcoe, Jeff, Brian and Amanda Senkiw; a brother, Jim (Judy) Powers; a sister, Betty (Marion) Personius; several nieces, nephews, many cherished friends, neighbors and coworkers. In addition to his parents, Eugene & Stella Powers and his first wife, Betty Powers, Gene was predeceased by two sisters, Marion Smith and Irene Powers and a brother, Johnny Powers. Gene will be cremated at the Northern Bradford Crematory and his ashes will be interred in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport today, Sunday, February 12, 2006 from 7 - 8 p.m. In honoring his wishes there will be no formal services. Memorials honoring Gene may de directed to the American Diabetes Assoc. 356 N. Midler Ave. Syracuse, NY 13206.

Constance Marie age 78 of Elmira, NY died on Saturday February 11, 2006 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was born on August 23, 1927 in Piercefield, NY the daughter of the late Earl and Mary Hathaway Russell. Mrs. Reimer loved to sing and was an avid gardener and bingo player. Connie worked as a waitress and bartender at several restaurants and bars in the area. She was pre-deceased by her husband Jack Reimer and son Donald Bishop Sr.; brothers: Roy Russell Sr. and Jack Russell. Mrs. Reimer is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Robert F. "Stretch" and Penny Faber of VA; Michael A. and Jean Faber of AK; Timothy J. Faber and friend Mary Cornell of Elmira Heights, NY; daughters: Maureen "Tootsie" Fauver of Elmira Heights, NY; Geri and Mark Mann of CT; step children: Janelle Constantine, Patti Stickler, David Fauver, Skip Fauver, Robert Fauver; grandchildren: Donald Bishop Jr., Dennis Bishop, Alissa Faber, Nichol Faber, Kirk Mann, Tori Mann, Mark Mann Jr., Kristyn Mann, Dustin Faber, JoBeth Faber; 4 great grandchildren; several step grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law: Shirley and Tom Nellis of Corning, NY; Carol Maher of Elmira, NY; Barbara Hefferon of Waverly, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street in Horseheads, NY on Monday February 13, 2006 from 5-7 PM. Mrs. Reimer's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 7 PM.

Karen Selleck Age 46, of Troy, PA, died on Thursday, February 2, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Born on May 13, 1959 in Sayre, PA, Karen Lynn was a daughter of Howard and Marge (Hulslander) Selleck. She was a 1977 graduate of SRU High School and continued her education in the field of nursing. Karen cherished her family. She was a devoted and loving mother, wife, daughter and sister. Her caring and thoughtful ways endeared many friends. Karen lived life to its fullest and enjoyed many things. She was an enthusiastic sports fan, especially Troy High School sports and NY Jets football. Her NASCAR drivers were the late Dale Earnhardt and son, Dale Jr. Also special to Karen were times spent with nature when bird watching and flower gardening. Karen was employed as manager of Troy's Subway Restaurant. Previously, she worked for Futures Community Support Services at Troy, Canton and Towanda, and as a school bus driver for Troy Area School District. In addition to her parents of Prattsburg, NY, Karen is survived by her husband, Michael at home; four sons, Jeremy Renzo of Troy, Jared (Tayce) Renzo of Troy, Travis Rogers and Derek Rogers, both at home; a grandson, Jayden Renzo; a sister, Linda (Allan) Church of Columbus, OH; several aunts, uncles and cousins, many dear friends. Calling hours will be from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., Tuesday at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Dr., Canton. A memorial service in celebration of her life will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, February 8, at 6:00 p.m., with Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Interment will be private. Her family would like to invite friends to a luncheon at the Troy American Legion following Wednesday's service. In lieu of flowers, her family requests your consideration of a memorial in Karen's name to the American Red Cross, c/o the Bradford/Sullivan County chapters at 5 Bridge St., Towanda, PA 18848.

SKIVER    Fay J. Van Lakemont Died unexpectedly Friday, January 27, 2006, in Orlando, FL. There will be no prior calling hours; a memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 25, at the Congregational Christian Church of Lakemont, NY, with Rev. Lucinda O'Leary officiating. Burial will be in Lakemont Cemetery. Memorials in his memory can be made to the Congregational Christian Church of Lakemont, P.O. Box 19, Lakemont, NY 14857, or the charity of the donor's choice. Born February 3, 1929, in Ridgebury, PA, son of the late Fay D. and Olive B. Ordway Van Skiver; he attended Van Etten High School, and served 2 years in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theatre. On July 20, 1949 in the Reading Center Community Church, he married the former Wanda J. Miller. He learned his trade starting at the age of 14 by working in many area shops such as Luckenbill's, Sailor & Haines, Dalsis, Emmick Motors, and Sullivan Ford, before opening his own business at his home in Lakemont in the mid 50's. In 1960 he opened and ran a successful Studebaker dealership in Dundee, NY, until moving his business to Watkins Glen, in 1966. At his death he owned Fay Van Skiver Motors, which he ran in a semi-retired fashion next door to his son's business in Watkins Glen, NY. A member of the Congregational Christian Church of Lakemont for 52 years, and chairman of the board of Trustees at the time of his death; he was well sought after and respected throughout the area for his mechanical abilities and fair business practices. He will be remembered for his practical teachings, his sense of humor, his patience, his selfless duty to his family and friends; and his deep felt obligation to his customers. He will be missed by his loving wife of 56 years, Wanda; a daughter, Kathryn (Richard) Bourgault of Ludington, MI; a son, Hallaren F. (Judy) Van Skiver of Watkins Glen; three grandsons, Eric (Tracey) Van Skiver of Indianapolis, IN, Jonathan Bourgault of Mt. Pleasant, MI, and Tyson Van Skiver of Pittsburg, PA; three sisters, Eleanor Driscoll of Elmira Heights, Eva Orlowski, and Mary Jane Doolittle, both of Deland, FL; and two brothers, Bernard of Chambers, NY, and Gerald of Odessa, NY. He was predeceased by four brothers, James, Carlton, Donald, and Merle. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee.

STAFFORD   William Paul A resident of Chester St. Southport, died very unexpectedly Tuesday, February 28, 2006 at the age of 57 while working in Washington DC. Bill was born on August 26, 1948 in Waverly, NY son of Paul E. & Winifred Porter Stafford. He graduated from Waverly High School and attended Corning Community College. Following school, Bill joined the United States Marines. After returning home he was employed by F. M. Howell & Company for 9 years. He was a pressman by trade and was currently employed by the Department of Transportation in Washington DC. Bill was a member of the Lockwood United Methodist Church and the VFW Rex Field Post # 901. His interest included NASCAR, attending races at the Chemung Speedrome, traveling, and quality times with his family and friends. Bill often spook of the fondness he felt for the women in his life, his mother and daughter. He is survived by those who cherish his memory, his mother, Winifred P. Hetherton, Elmira; his two children, Ellen Stafford and Robert Stafford both of Chaparral, NM; two sisters, Jacqueline (Stanley) Glowacki, Lilburn, GA; and Jennifer Barton, Elmira; a sister-in-law, Mildred Porter, Odessa; a niece, Elizabeth (Josh) Generas, Japan; a nephew, Alan Barton, Elmira; two aunts, Marion (Robert) Wild, Sayre, PA; Lois (Leo) Balander, Spencer; an uncle, George (Anna) Porter, Waverly; several cousins and many family friends. Bill was predeceased by his father, Paul E. Stafford, his brother, Gary Stafford and his maternal uncle, Ellsworth Porter. Bills family will receive quests on Saturday, March 4, 2006 between the hours of 4-6 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 6 p.m. with the Reverend Bill Vallett officiating. The Marine Corps League will accord Mr. Stafford full military honors in the Gardens following the funeral. Graveside services will take place in St. James Cemetery, Waverly where bill will be interred in the Stafford Family Plot at his families convenience. Bill's family will provide all flowers and request memorials be directed to the Marine Corps League, PO Box 236 Horseheads, NY 14845 in Bills memory.

Mortimer L. Sullivan Obit (If you know where Mortimer is Buried please notify Joyce and reference this page)
Elmira Star-Gazette – July 14, 1936

Mortimer L. Sullivan Dies After Noted Career at Bar
Mortimer L. Sullivan, leading negligence lawyer in Elmira for many years, died Monday at 9:30 a. m.
Mr. Sullivan had not been active in the practice of law since the fall of 1930 when he was stricken ill.  He partially regained his health and enjoyed motor trips and attended the local baseball games until about two weeks ago when he was taken ill with a digestive disorder.
Improvement was shown in Mr. Sullivan’s condition and he appeared to be on the road to recovery until Saturday when his illness became acute and he was removed to St. Joseph’s Hospital where he died Monday morning.
Mr. Sullivan was the youngest member of a family which was prominent in Elmira over a long period.  His father Mortimer Sullivan was employed by the Northern Central Railroad before it was taken over by the Pennsylvania.  Three brothers, John, Mark and Daniel, also engaged in railroading.  Mark and Daniel later became associated with another brother, Joseph P. Sullivan, in the furniture business.  The Misses Elizabeth L. and Mary Sullivan conducted a women’s furnishings store in Elmira for more that a quarter of a century.  Another sister Miss Julia Sullivan, was at home.  Miss Elizabeth L. Sullivan is the only living sister.

Graduated from Cornell
Mortimer L. Sullivan attended the local schools and was graduated from Cornell University in 1898.  He was admitted to the bar the same year and became a member of the staff of the Stanchfield and Collin law firm. After two years with this firm, he established his own office engaging in a general practice of law.
In later years Mr. Sullivan specialized in negligence actions as an attorney for plaintiffs.  Mr. Sullivan was trial counsel in an action brought several years ago by Edsall Hammond of Elmira against the Pennsylvania Railroad in which a Buffalo jury returned a verdict of $77,000, the largest verdict ever given up to that time in New York State in a personal injury suit.  Only two larger verdicts have been given since that time in the state in actions of this kind.
Mr. Sullivan also handled a large number of estates, including that of the late Edward J. Dunn, banker and industrialist.  Mr. Sullivan represented the Dunn estate in the sale of the Eclipse Machine Company to General Motors Corporation which later sold it to Bendix Aviation Corporation.
While a student at the Elmira Free Academy, Mr. Sullivan played first base on the varsity baseball team and he maintained a keen interest in the sport until the time of his last illness.  At Cornell he played on the freshman baseball team but was forced to discontinue active play after that year because of an arm injury.

Interested in Baseball
Mr. Sullivan took a leading role as promoter and supporter of semi-professional baseball and professional baseball in Elmira for nearly 30 years.  He was treasurer of the group which obtained for Elmira the franchise held jointly in the old State League by Amsterdam, Johnstown and Gloversville.  He later succeeded Lee Breese as president of the corporation.  The franchise was subsequently taken over by Buffalo but later reverted to the Elmira group.  When the present New York-Pennsylvania League was organized, Mr. Sullivan was made president of the corporation which held the Elmira franchise.  He was active in the business affairs of the club, devoting considerable of his time and money to the organization, until he was taken ill in 1930.  The worries and effort extended in behalf of the baseball team are believed to have contributed to the cause of his illness.
Mr. Sullivan was a member of the American Bar Association, the Chemung County Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association, Elmira Lodge, BPO of Elks and the Elmira Country Club.
He is survived by one sister, Miss Elizabeth L. Sullivan; two nephews, John E. Sullivan of Elmira and Mortimer Allen Sullivan of Buffalo; a grandnephew, Mortimer Allen Sullivan Jr. of Buffalo.

SWEET   Leonard E. Mr. Sweet, 78, of Charlotte, NC, died January 31, 2006 at Mercy Hospital from lung cancer. He was born February 1, 1927 in Elmira, NY, to the late Margaret and Robert W. Sweet. Mr. Sweet is preceded in death by his wife Nancy. Sweet was a graduate of Hornell High School class of 1944 and Hobart University class of 1950. He gratefully served his country in the US Navy from 1944-1946. During his long career he worked for TIBA in Alexandria Bay, NY, Frink's Snow Plow in Clayton, NY and Mechanical Development in Roanoke, VA. He retired in 1997 and moved to Charlotte to be closer to family. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday February 4, 2006, at Hickory Grove United Methodist Church in Charlotte, NC. He was most proud of his family and is survived by sons, Stephen and his wife, Janet of Charlotte, and Michael of Reno, Nevada; granddaughter, Taylor of Charlotte; his sister, Sally Erwin and her husband, Bill of Rochester, NY; and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Hickory Grove United Methodist Church (HGUMC), 6401 Hickory Grove Rd., \Charlotte, NC 28215. Arrangements by Carolina Funeral and Cremation Center of Charlotte, NC.

THOMAS  Megan Madeline Megan Madeline Thomas, 5, of Millport, NY, died
, March 17, 2006. She is survived by her parents, Sam and Marcy Thomas; and her brothers, Chad and Zachary Thomas. Also surviving are her grandparents, Lawrence and Evelyn Thomas and Edwin and Nancy Lindsey; great-grandmothers, Laura Jennings and Merle Hunt; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. With her parents, Megan attended, and was involved in, the West Caton Baptist Church, Corning, NY. She was a Pre-K student at Horseheads Christian Academy School. Friends may call Tuesday, March 21, 2006, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, 5 Susquehanna Avenue, Hallstead, PA. A funeral will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery. A memorial service will be held Friday, March 24, 2006 at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Grand Central Avenue, Horseheads, NY, with the Rev. Lonny DeWalt officiating. Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to West Caton Baptist Church, Educational Trust Fund, in memory of Megan Thomas, 10663 West Caton Road, Corning, NY 14830. Megan was a true gift from God. She was a kind and joyful, "big" girl. Her zeal for life and care for others was felt by many.

THOMAS  Ronald E. Age 66, of Mechanicsburg, died Tuesday, February 14th, 2006, at Harrisburg Hospital. Mr. Thomas was born in Elmira, NY on September 22, 1939. He retired from Kraft Foods and was formerly employed by the Harrisburg Auto Auction. He was a member of American Legion Post 109, Enola Sportsman Association, VFW Post 8261. He is survived by two sons, James J. Thomas, of Mechanicsburg, and Ronald W., husband of Jill Thomas, of Westminister, MD; and two grandchildren, Zachary and Olivia. Funeral services will be held in Myers Funeral Home, of Mechanicsburg, at 12 Noon on Saturday, February 18th, with Reverend Jerry Grace officiating. Burial will be in Trindle Spring Cemetery. There will be a viewing Saturday from 10-12 Noon. Memorial contributions may be made to Healthsouth Rehabiliation Center, 4950 Wilson Lane, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.

June A. A longtime resident of Partridge St. Elmira, died Wednesday morning, February 1, 2006 at The Falls Home Assisted Living Center, Montour Falls following an illness at the age of 86. June was born in Ulysses, PA daughter of Theodore & Laura Rowley Williamson. She was employed for many years by Iszard's Department Store restaurant. In serving the Lord, June was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church. She enjoyed caring for her home and family who survive and cherish her memory. Daughters, Roselyn Klein, NJ; and Carolyn & Russ Barr, Spencer, NY; five grandchildren, David Barr, Tina Klein, Barney Barr, Theresa Williams and Andrew Barr; three great grandchildren, Christopher, Carri, Jared, Jada and Jordan; sisters-in-law, Betty Williamson and Kay Williamson; nieces, nephews and cherished friends, including her neighbors on Partridge St. who went out of their way to help care for her home. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Saturday, February 4, 2006 from 11 a.m. - 12 (noon). Funeral services will follow the visitation at 12 (noon) with the Reverend Donald Rockwell officiating. Graveside services will follow in the Mills Cemetery, Mills PA.

(Own Surname not included) ??? ROBINSON
Essie M. Age 93, of Elmira, died at her home on Friday, February 3, 2006. Essie was born November 13, 1912, the daughter of Fred and Effie (Cornell) Robinson. She is predeceased by her brother Harry Robinson and sisters, Ruth Hamner, Inez Jacoby and Fern Stever. Essie is survived by her sister Joyce E. Nichols of Elmira Heights; nieces, Terry Hess of York, PA and Mary Kay Robinson of Elmira; nephews, with their wives, Fred and Donna Robinson of Horseheads and Randy and Claudia Nichols of Elmira Heights; along with several other nieces and nephews. Essie was a machine operator for many years at Remington Rand. In her earlier years she enjoyed crafts, teaching ceramics and traveling. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, February 5, 2006 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with Deacon John Hobczuk officiating. Interment will be in Tioga Cemetery. Donations in Essie's memory may be directed to Holy Family Primary School, 421 Fulton Street, Elmira, New York 14904. [Don't know what cemetery is referred to??? Tioga Point in Athens, Evergreen in Tioga?? If you know her surname and place of burial, please notify me. Please reference this page]

Beverly K. Age 66, of Belleair, FL, died February 3, 2006 at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Bayshore, Long Island, New York, and moved to Florida in 1996 from Hartford, Connecticut. She was a homemaker and Anglican. She was a member of the Vestry Guild of Grace Episcopal Church, a den mother for the Sullivan Trail Council, both of Elmira, New York. She was a member of the Belleair Country Club and Pres of the Women's Association of S. Garden VIII, Belleair. She is survived by her husband, George C. of 48 years; son, G. Curtis, Jr., Hingham, MA; daughters, Jennifer Sleeper, Wellesey, MA, and Elizabeth Bienfang, Hingham, MA; and nine grandchildren.

Martha M. Age 84, of the Edward Flannery Apartments, Elmira, has gone to rest with our Lord February 20th, 2006, surrounded by her family, at her loving daughter's home. Martha was first and foremost a loving mother and wife. She took pride in being a nurse and left her profession in 2000 to care for her beloved husband, George. She was most happy enjoying many family activities with her children, Marlene (Tom) Baiz of Elmira, Kay (Mike) Callahan of Liverpool, NY; son, Marty (Allis) Krise of Johnson City, NY; grandchildren, Christine Guay, Mark Baiz, Andrew Krise, Jason Krise, Ryan Callahan, Adam Callahan; great-grand-children, Suzanne Baiz, Liam Callahan, Mason and Leah Krise. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Central Christian Church, 309 South Main Street, Elmira, Saturday, February 25th, 2006, for a Memorial Service to celebrate Martha Mae Krise and her late husband, George's, life and love together. In Martha's life she loved dancing with her husband, playing cards with all her wonderful friends, planting flowers and being involved in her church's many activities. She will be missed by many, and always be known as a peaceful, caring, and gracious lady that was easy to love. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials in Martha's name to the Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830, or the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Foundation, C/O the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905.