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Edward F. Age 78, of Croft Rd., Lawrenceville, PA, died May 21, 2006 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA, after a brief illness. He was born October 10, 1927 in Alden, PA, the son of Michael and Catherine Shepela Andrysick. He married the former Josephine Ascenzi, July 4, 1959 at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Elkland, PA. Edward was an avid outdoorsman, liked to travel, was a graduate of Penn State Univ., worked as an industrial engineer for Corning Glass Works and the New York State Trade Adjustment Assn. He is survived by his wife, Josephine; sons, Guy Andrysick, Middlebury, CT, Jim Andrysick, West Orange, NJ; daughter and son-in-law, Joy and Dan Robertson, Richmond, VA; grandchildren, Ben Andrysick, Emily Andrysick, Hilary Andrysick, Sarah Robertson, Rebecca Robertson; brothers, Chester Andrysick, Corning, NY, Joseph Andrysick, Elmira, NY; sisters, Verna (Joseph) Tommor, Alden, PA, Regina (Seymour) Herlich, Morristown, NJ; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Frank Andrysick; and sister, Dorothy Swanson. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Thursday, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 3:00 p.m. Rev. Joseph T. Gilbert officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Jean Iocco Lymphedema Fund, c/o Fund Development Corning Hospital, 176 Denison Pkwy. E., Corning, NY 14830, or St. Thomas Catholic Church, 111 First St., Elkland, PA 16920.

Westfield Free Press - Harrison Valley
Mrs. Isabelle Shaut died at home of her daughter, Mrs. C. G. Hubbard Sunday at age of 74 years.  Survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. C. G. Hubbard of this place, Mrs. John Saxton, 1 brother James Brooks, all of Hornell.  Funeral held Monday with burial in Greenwood, N.Y.

BRYANT – Leon H. Bryant, formerly of Mansfield, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lurie Camp of Williamsport. He had just passed his 76th birthday. – Mansfield Advertiser, 26 July 1961, p.4

Westfield Free Press - February 27, 1913
Ada Butler Dunham - Ada Belle Butler Dunham was born in Westfield, Pa. on June 19, 1860 and died in Williamsport, Pa. on February 11, 1913 at the age of 52 years, 7 months and 22 days.  She was a daughter of Alvin and Ann Butler.  She leaves 2 sisters and 3 brothers:  Mrs. Jane Potter, of Potterbrook, Pa.; Mrs. Lizzie Sturtevant, of Isle of Pines, W.I.; Erwin Butler, of Elmer, Pa.; Charles, of Westfield, Pa.; and Benjamin, of Isles of Pines, W.I.  She was married to Charles Dunham on February 5, 1877.  Twelve children were given to this union 11 boys and 1 girl.

Westfield Free Press - November 15, 1922
Death - Harrison Valley
Mrs. Mahala Sweet died Friday at the home of her son, Willard Sweet of Elmer.  She was 84 years of age and is survived by 2 sons, Willard of Elmer, Ben of Greenwood and 3 daughters, Mrs. Jane White and Mrs. Mate Snyder of North Fork and Mrs. Maggie Cady of Westfield.

Westfield Free Press - January 8, 1920
Death - Sunderlinville
John Carriel died at his home near Sunderlinville, Dec. 28, 1919 at the age of 88 years, 1 month.  Mr. Carriel was born near Winsor, Broome Co., N.Y. Nov. 28, 1831.  He was united in marriage to Sarah Kilborn, July 4, 1857.

CASS – Mrs. Isaac P. Lownsbery – Loretta Cass was born in Richmond Township, NH, March 28, 1846. When about five years old her parents moved to Richmond Township, PA, settling on a farm at Canoe Camp, which remained her home for 66 years. She was the daughter of Augustus Cass and Anielia Aldrich, being the youngest of a family of five children, and was the last survivor. March 11, 1866, she was married to Isaac P. Lownsbery, with whom she lived until his death February 16, 1917, a period of almost 51 years. To them were born three daughters; Ida, wife of Rev. Fred P. Simmons; Edith and Stella, wife of Frank W. Simmons, all of Mansfield. On August 6, 1917, the house built by her father at Canoe Camp 62 years before and nearly all of the farm buildings were destroyed by fire, originating from lightning, since which time she had made her home with her daughter, Stella. – Tioga Eagle, 9 July 1919, p.1

Arthur L. A longtime resident of South Broadway, Wellsburg, NY went home to be with the Lord on Monday morning, May 22, 2006 peacefully in the home he built fifty six years ago within the care of his family, wonderful friends and Southern Tier Hospice at the age of 86. Art was born in Elmira on March 14, 1920, son of Hazel MacDougal Caywood. He learned at an early age the importance of hard work as he left school to help support his mother and siblings. He worked on a farm in Himrod through his teen years. Art married Alice Montene Holland on August 30, 1941 in Harrison Valley, PA. In honor of his brother, James E. Caywood who was killed in Italy during WWII, Arthur joined the United States Navy. While in service, his ship came under enemy fire and several of his comrades lost their lives. Following the war, he returned home to raise a family. A skilled carpenter, he built several homes in the area. He was well known within his trade as a Tool & Die Maker. A quiet unassuming gentlemen, Art found enjoyment in family outings, traveling to Virginia, dining out, quiet afternoons at the lake and most especially a long day of golf with his buddies at the Mark Twain Golf Course. He was proud of his family and always encouraged us to do better. His hard work and sacrifices made it possible for his family to have an easier life than he had growing up. Surviving is his loving family, including his wife of 65 years, Alice Montene Holland Caywood; daughters and sons-in-law, Jeannette & Thomas Congdon, Pine City; Sheila & Bo Jennings Fink, Strausburg, VA; a son, James Caywood, Southport; four grandchildren, Rebecca & Dave Davis, Lisa & James Epp, Scott Congdon, and Michael Fink; seven great grandchildren, Ashton Davis, Rachel, Stephen, Daniel, Nathan and Elizabeth Epp and Brooke Congdon Binford; a sister, Mary Caywood Rice, Elmira Heights; sisters-in-law, Betty Morgan, Millport and Edna Mascho, Horseheads; several nieces, nephews and his church family at Fassett Baptist, along with many cherished family friends and the companion he had made in his little dog "Corky". In addition to his mother, Hazel, and his brother, James, Art was also predeceased by his brother, Harold Morgan, and his sister, Joyce Fielder. Our family will receive friends at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 between the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services officiated by his pastor and friend the Reverend Donald Rockwell and the Reverend Richard Farrell will be private. Art will be accorded full military honors and will be buried in Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY. Memorial donations may be directed to the Fassett Baptist Church Ice Cream Social Fund, 36089 Rt. 14, Gillett, PA 16925 in his memory.

CEASE – Frank Cease, 66, of 7 Pratt St., Mayville, died Monday, July 3, 1961, at the Veterans Hospital in Buffalo. He was a retired linoleum cutter at the Art Metal Construction Co. in Jamestown. He was born Oct. 23, 1894, in Mansfield, PA, a son of Donald and Rose Cooley Cease. He was married Oct. 11, 1942 to the former, Margaret Hitchcock, who survives. He had been a resident of Mayville for 25 years. He was a member of the Westfield VFW Post and a veteran of World War I. Survivors also include a sister, Mrs. Bertha Barber of Corning; a brother, William Cease of Canton, Ohio; and one nephew, Frank Barber of Painted Post. Funeral service was held at the Freay Funeral Home in Mayville. Burial was in Mayville Cemetery. – Mansfield Advertiser, 19 July 1961, p.7

Robert Sherman Formerly of Elmira Heights, NY, died on May 1, 2006 at age 97 at the Heritage Hill Senior Center in Weatherly, PA. He was born in 1908 in Overton, PA to Cecelia and Fred Chase. The family moved to Elmira Heights where they owned a Red and White grocery store for many years. He graduated from Elmira Heights High School in 1927 and Hobart College, Geneva, NY, in 1931. After graduation from Hobart, he was employed in accounting in New York City and earned his CPA certification at pace College. In 1934, he returned to Elmira Heights as a cost accountant at the Elmira Knitting Mill. He rose to the presidency of the Mill but left in 1963 to join the Chemung Canal Trust Company as a Trust Officer. He retired in 1973 but continued to work with clients into his early 80's. An incredibly energetic man, he was a highly respected leader in his community and church. He held a strong belief that one should give of himself to his community. He did this by serving as: Elmira Heights Village Clerk; Member, Board of Education; Chairman, Citizens General Advisory Committee for School System; Assistant Treasurer, Sullivan Trail Council Boy Scouts of America; Interim Director, Association of the Blind; Chairman, Red Cross; Chairman, Cohen Elementary School PTA and Thomas A. Edison Jr.-Sr. High School PFO; President, Hobart Club of the Southern Tier and member of its Alumni council; committees of the Community Chest, and an active Rotarian. He served in many capacities at St. John's Episcopal Church, Elmira Heights, and with the Episcopal Churchmen's Association of Chemung County and the Episcopal diocese of Central New York. In hi later year, as a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Elmira, he served on the vestry and as the Treasurer. In 1939, he married the former Virginia Helen Rodbourne. She predeceased him in July, 2005. He was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and brother. He was predeceased by two sisters, Floris Chase and Alice Howe, and one brother, Harold. He is survived by three daughters and their families: Ann and Charles Butler, Virginia and Gerald Levanowitz, Susan and Charles Marston, Scott and Elizabeth Butler, Susan and Evan Borg, Melissa and Chad Johnson, Christopher Levanowitz, Polly Marston, Wendy Marston, Griffin Borg, Hayden Borg and Connor Johnson. We will deeply miss his unselfish support, guidance and love. A memorial service for Virginia and Robert will be held in the fall. Donations may be made to Trinity Church, the Clemens Performing Arts Center or the Arts Guild, Old Forge, NY.

Stuart B. Age 89, of Elmira, died at his home, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, May 3, 2006. Stuart was born May 15, 1916, the son of Stuart B. and Mabel Bennett Clawson. He married Alice Laing on June 20, 1947 in Coalport, PA. Stuart is survived by his wife Alice; daughter and son-in-law, Lynne C. and Robert Nicotera of Rexford, NY with their children Mark (Jennifer), Aimee, Andrew (Sandra) and Molly (Robert) Sorbello; son, Craig S. Clawson and Patricia Smith of Lowman, NY with his daughters, Heather and Paige; brothers-in-law, Richard Laing and Robert Laing, both of Coalport, PA; along with several nieces and nephews. Stuart was a veteran of WWII, serving his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He worked for Buffalo Aeronautical Corp. before moving to Elmira 50 years ago. Stuart moved to Elmira to become the executive pilot and chief mechanic for Kennedy Valve, LeValley McLeod and Watkins Salt Company. He retired in 1981. After his retirement Stuart owned and raced a Formula V race car for a number of years and also enjoyed painting nature scenes. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed downhill skiing, fishing and was an avid golfer. Stuart was a 50 year member of Grace Episcopal Church where he had served as a vestryman. He was also a member of the Quiet Birdmen Association. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, May 7, 2006 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Burial Office will be read at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 8, 2006 at Grace Episcopal Church with Father Lee Love officiating, Reverend James Towner and Reverend Aries VandenBlink assisting. Donations in Stuart's memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, New York 14830, or Grace Episcopal Church, 375 W. Church Street, Elmira, New York 14901.

COLE – Hugh Cole, 76, of Mansfield, died Thursday, July 27, 1961. He was a lumber dealer and a member of Rome (PA) Methodist Church. Survived by wife, Mrs. Lois Guiles Cole; daughters, Mrs. Albert Chaffee of Nichols, Miss Shirley Cole and Mmes. John Earley of Mansfield; sons, Frank of Nichols and Willis E. of Tioga Center; brothers, Lewis of Athens, Merritt of Tionesta, PA, Douglas of Hobart, NY; sisters, Mrs. Harry Russell of Binghamton, Mrs. Arthur Merrill of Athens; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral service was held Sunday at 2 PM at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Nichols, the Rev. Theodore Stone officiating. Burial was in Nichols Cemetery. – Mansfield Advertiser, 2 August 1961, p.4

Deaths Wellsboro Gazette Oct. 22, 1969
Cecil Cooper - Word was received at Little Marsh last week of the death of Cecil Cooper of Pittsburgh.  Death was attributed to a heart attack.  Mr. Cooper is the son of Mrs. Pearl Brewer of Westfield and a brother of Earl Cooper of Little Marsh, Almond Cooper of Shortsville, Henry Cooper of Jackson Summit, Joseph Cooper of Osceola, and Sara Bieser of Little Marsh.  His wife was the former Esther Thompson.

Wellsboro Gazette - December 11, 2002
Harry E. Cooper, 64, of Mehoopany, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, at his home after an illness.  Born Sept. 5, 1938, in Little Marsh, he was the son of Earl E. and Emma Atwell Cooper.  He married Yvonne Presher on June 1, 1963.  He worked for Proctor and Gamble, Mehoopany plant as a professional engineer for 30 years, retiring in 1999.  He attended the Lovelton Bible Church.  He was a 1956 graduate of Little Marsh High School.  He received a BS in agricultural engineering at Penn State in 1960 and a master of service in engineering in 1962.  He served as captain in the Air Force from 1962 to 1969 and served in France, Germany and England during the VietNam conflict.  He was awarded a commendation medal.  He was active in the Boy Scouts during his youth and attended the National Boy Scout Roundup in Philmont, Arizona.  He was a member of the Little Marsh Grange Masonic Lodge #357, F. & A. M. Cowanesque, Coudersport Consistory Club.  He was a lifetime member of the Penn State Alumni Association; member of the Industrial Professional Advisory Council, College of Engineering, Penn State;  lifetime member PA. State Conservation Program; and member Vintage Volkwagon Club of America.  Surviving besides his father and his wife of 39 years, are two daughters, Jane Marie Cooper of Norristown, Mary Kay Cooper of Orlando, Fla; two sons, James Earl of Springville, Thomas Leon of Warwick, R.I.; brother Joseph Cooper of Natrona Heights; sister, Gail Knepp of Mohnton; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Callings hours were held Monday, Dec. 9 at the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home in Tunkhannock and Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the Lovelton Bible Church, Lovelton.  Services were held Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the Lovelton Bible Church with the Rev. Doug Mills officiating.  Burial was made at Vaugh Cemeterty, Mehoopany.  Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1011 Hill St. Jessup, Pa. 18434 or N.M.S Society, 2209 Forest Hills Drive, Suite 18, Harrisburg, Pa. 17112.

CORNISH – Mrs. Louise B. Myers, 62, former Richland Elementary School principal, died at her home at 1224 California Road, Kalamazoo, Mich., on Monday (17 April 1961). Mrs. Myers, a native of Cortland, NY, was a resident of Kalamazoo for the last 35 years. On Jan. 1, 1960 she retired from her post in the Richland school system. She was a graduate of Columbia University. Survivors include her husband, LeRoy W., a daughter, Catherine Myers, three brothers and two sisters. Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 PM at the Truesdale South Chapel and burial was in Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park. Mrs. Myers was Miss Louise Cornish, who taught in the college here before her marriage, as did her brother, Edward and sister, Cornelia. – Mansfield Advertiser, 19 April 1961, p.4

Paul E. Age 77, formerly of N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA, died Wednesday morning, May 3, 2006, at The Manor, West Burlington Twp., PA. Born June 19, 1928, in Sayre, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph Francis Cost Sr. and the late Mary Terschi Cost. Paul was a veteran of the Korean Conflict having served in the U.S. Army. He was employed by Bendix Corp. in Elmira, NY until his retirement. Paul was a member of the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre, PA, where he served as an usher. He was a member of Skiff-Bower V.F.W. Post No. 1536, Sayre, and an active member of the former the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge in Waverly, where he served as Governor of the Lodge and attained the recognition of Pilgrim. Paul was active in the Valley Bowling Association's Hall of Fame. He was a member of Lodge Roma Madre, Sons of Italy, No. 1342, Sayre, the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, No. 1148, Sayre, Lifetimers' Club, Sayre, and active in the Sayre Little League during the late 1950's and early 1960's and former member of the Valley Notre Dame Club. He enjoyed bowling, golf, and was an avid Notre Dame fan. Surviving are his brother, Joseph F. Cost Jr. and his wife, Phyllis Cost of Sayre; his sisters, Theresa Krotzer of Vestal, NY, Helen Christman of Sayre; nieces, Mary Miller and her friend, Harry of AL, Louise Gavett and her husband, Arnie Gavett of VanEtten, NY, Patricia Gibson and her husband, Andy Gibson of Virginia, Barbara Hendricks of Portland, OR, Rae Anderson and her husband, Jim Anderson of McMinnville, OR, Debbie Nelson and her husband, Gary Nelson of Reno, NV; nephews, Joseph F. Cost III and his wife, Linda Cost of Elmira, NY, John Krotzer and his wife, Sharon Krotzer of Vestal, NY, Thomas Cockcroft and his wife, Bert Cockcroft of Kissimmee, FL; several great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Thomas Cost and Vincent Cost; sisters, Catherine Cockcroft and Elizabeth Alamo. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, May 6, 2006, at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, S. Elmer Ave., Sayre. The family will receive friends Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre. Interment will be in St. James Cemetery, Waverly, NY. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Church of the Epiphany Building Fund, 304 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA 18840, or to the Sayre Public Library, 122 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA 18840 in Paul E. Cost's memory.

Westfield Free Press - November 30, 1922
Mrs. Annice Crance Robbins died November 14, 1922 and was buried November 17 at Card's cemetery.  Survived by 2 sisters, Mrs. Lydia Weeks of Westfield and Mrs. Della Lambert of Port Mayo, NY and 3 brothers, Daniel Crance of Andover, NY, Leroy Crance of Michigan and Delbert Crance of Westfield.


Charlotte E. Age 82, died on Saturday, May 20, 2006, at the Seneca View Nursing Facility, Montour Falls, NY. Charlotte was born December 24, 1923, in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Stuart H. and Bessie E. Smith Durfey. She is survived by her sister, Mary Lucille "Hildy" Hewitt and her husband, John of Hanover, NH; brother, William S. Durfey of Odessa, NY; nieces and nephews, Patricia (Richard) Butler of Montour Falls, NY, Frederick (Diana) Durfey Jr. of Alpine, NY, Mark (Matchiko) Hewitt of Lincoln Center, MA, Julie (Lewis) King of Rising Sun, MD, and Linda (Erv) Shaul of Ithaca, NY; along with many great-nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Charlotte is predeceased by her husband, Joseph E. Naylor; brother and sister-in-law, Frederick and Patricia Durfey; and niece, Shawn Margaret Durfey. Mrs. Naylor was a member of the Odessa United Methodist Church. The American Legion Auxiliary, Odessa, NY, and was formerly employed by the Odessa Agway. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY, on Wednesday, May 24, 2006, between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Her funeral service will be held immediately following visitation at 7:00 p.m. The Rev. Sheila Price will officiate. Those wishing to remember Mrs. Naylor may do so through memorials to the Odessa United Methodist Church, 305 Church Street, Odessa, NY, or to the Schuyler County Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 2, Watkins Glen, NY 14891.

Westfield Free Press
The late Dominick Eberle was born in Fessen, Germany on September 29, 1843.  He came to America in 1855 and was associated with his brother Frank in the tanning business in Baltimore, Maryland.  In 1873 he married Ella Davis, of Westfield, Pa.  Survived by his wife, Ella and Louis Eberle, Mrs. Mary Gackle, Mrs. Francis Lance, Frank, Geniese, and Joseph Eberle.  The funeral was held last Tuesday at the late home.

Westfield Free Press - November 10, 1910
Death - Harrison Valley
Ambros Erway was called to Appalachin, NY, by the critical illness of his son, Elvin.  He sent for his wife who with Mrs. W. J. Erway went.  He died shortly after their arrival.  Leaves wife, the former Miss Minnie Abger and 10 children.

Mary L. Pearsall, 43, of Phil¬adelphia, died Tuesday, July 10, 1973, in Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., after a lung illness. She was born on December 18, 1929. She is the daughter of Mrs. Nina Fischler and the late John L. Fischler, formerly of Wellsboro, Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Nina Fischler, her husband, Mr. Edward Pearsall Jr., two daughters, Mrs. Pat Payne Kelly of Bellmawr, N.J., Mrs. Betty Ann Payne Harris, of Philadelphia, and two grandsons. The funeral was held at Walter J. Meyers, of Philadelphia, Pa, Burial was on Monday, July 18, at Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Pa.

FITZPATRICK – Miss Agnes Fitzpatrick, 206 N. 5th Street, Olean, formerly of Mansfield, died Saturday, July 8, 1961 in St. Francis Hospital. She was secretary-treasurer of the Olean Transfer and Warehouse Co., and had lived in Olean for more than 50 years. She was a member of St. Mary of the Angels Church and the Altar Society of the church. Miss Fitzpatrick is survived by two sisters, Miss Julia A. Fitzpatrick and Miss Edith Fitzpatrick, both of Olean, and several nieces and nephews. Burial was in St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Olean. – Mansfield Advertiser, 2 August 1961, p.3

Westfield Free Press - May 9, 1907
Joseph Flynn died May 4, 1907.  He was born in Steuben County, N.Y. and was 52 years old.  He married Miss Angie George.  Survived by his wife, mother and 5 sisters.  Buried in Addison, N.Y.

FORWARD SARA F. EBERLE – Sara Forward Eberle, 71, of Nashville, Tenn., died Friday, March 10, 1995.  Born Oct. 10, 1923, she was the daughter of Shelby Dodge and Helen Acutt Forward.  She was a former resident of Westfield, and was married to Joseph F. Eberle.  She was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II.  She was active in many church activities of St. John’s Episcopal Church of which she was a member.  She was also, active in the library, art and other community groups.  She moved to Wellsboro in 1980, where she lived for several years until going to the Pittsburgh area to reside.  She had lived in Nashville for about three years, where she was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection.  Preceding her in death were her husband, Joseph F. Eberle, and one son, Joseph F. Eberle III, on Aug. 27, 1967.  Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark F. and Emily Eberle of Nashville and Thomas W. and Jan Eberle of Franklin; one daughter and son-in-law, Helen E. and Dr. John S.F. Daly of Chesterfield, N.H.; grandchildren, Sara Kathryn Eberle, Jeffrey Harrison Evans Eberle, Joseph Frank Eberle and Anna Bliss Eberle; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley L. and Edson Tennyson of Vienna, Va., Jean F. and Thomas Frank of Mars and Grace F. Hartzell of Chicago, Ill; numerous nieces and nephews.  Memorial services were held Monday, March 13, at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, Nashville.  Cremation followed.

Dorothy M. (Frederick) Born May 2, 1906 the daughter of Samuel and Margaret (Crooks) Frederick in Patton, PA and passed Wed., May 3, 2006, just one day after her 100 birthday. A long time resident of Jack Rd. in Millport, Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Clyde in 1996 and is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, June Heatley of Millport, NY, Sharon and Danny Keough also of Millport, NY; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Marlene Jack of Painted Post, NY; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and brother, Leonard Frederick of Elmira. She was predeceased by her sister, Sally Minard; brothers, Al, Frank and Samuel Frederick Jr. Dorothy along with her husband owned and operated Sharon Lake Campsites in Millport. She was a member of the Former Old Oak Chapter of Eastern Star in Millport for nearly 60 years and the former Pine Valley Senior Citizens Club. She retired from Bendix Eclipse as a machine operator where she started in 1942. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Sat., May 6, 2006, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, where her service will follow at 12:00 noon. Family and friends are further invited to continue a celebration of her 100 years which was previously scheduled at her home in Seneca View Nursing Facility to be held in the Horseheads First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, on Saturday from 1 to 3:00 p.m. following the service. The family will provide flowers and those wishing may express their sympathy with memorials to the Alzheimer's Association Rochester Chapter, 435 Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620. A special note of thanks from our family to the staff of the Schuyler Hospital and Seneca View Nursing Home for the care you provided our mother. You always made our mother and our family feel at home.

GELDER – Mrs. Henrietta Mudge Kilbury, of Prattsburg, age 95, died Saturday, April 1, 1961 at the home of Mrs. Eli McGlynn. Mrs. Kilbury, who formerly lived in Pulteney, was the widow of Smith Kilbury of Unionville. Surviving are a son, Foster Mudge of Manilius, NY; one stepson, Francis Kilbury of Bath, NY; two daughters-in-law, Mrs. Elmer Mudge of Johnson City, MY and Mrs. Arthur Mudge of Mainesburg; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Dye of Naples, NY and Mrs. Edith Faucett of Pulteney, NY; a brother, Jay Gelder of Boca Raton, FL; 8 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held at the McConnell Funeral Home at 2 PM Tuesday, April 4, the Rev. Harold Wass officiated. Burial was in Glenview Cemetery, Pulteney. – Mansfield Advertiser, 12 April 1961, p.4

Mrs. Ackerman Plium, 64, of Tucson, Arizona, died Monday, February 25, 1963. She was the daughter of the late George and Louise Griffin of Tower Hill. Survived by husband William; son, Jesse Ackerman of Pine City. N. Y.; sisters, Mrs. Goldie Tice of Troy, Mrs. Nancy Beals and Mrs. Owen Hart of Mansfield, Mrs. Fred Belknap and Mrs. Ralph Davidson of Millerton, Mrs. Floyd LaBarr of Elmira, N.Y. and Mrs. Glenn Updyke of Gillett; brothers, Walter and Cecil Griffin of Mansfield, Cornelius Griffin of Jamestown, N. Y.; two grandsons. Jack and Ronald Ackerman of Pine City, N.Y. Body is at the Adair Funeral Home in Tucson. Ariz., where funeral service will be held on Thursday with burial in South Lawn Cemetery, Tucson.

GRIFFIN  Robert Edward GRIFFIN, 76, of Athens Township, Sayre RR 2, died peacefully on Thursday, June 19, 2003, at his home. He was born on May 9, 1927, in Newark, N.J., a son of the late John Joseph and Rose (Robertson) Griffin. Robert was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he proudly served his country during World War II. On March 15, 1960, in Liberty Corner, N.J., he married Marion REJTMAR, and they made Bernardsville, N.J., their home. For many years Robert owned his own television repair business in Millington, N.J. Following his retirement in 1974, Robert and Marion moved to Sayre. He was a member of the American Legion, enjoyed hunting and handcrafting Civil War figurines, and devoted many hours to helping in his community. Robert is survived by his wife, Marion; a daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Timothy ALLIS of Herrickville; brothers and sister-in-law, John and Florence GRIFFIN of Hendersonville, N.C., and Richard GRIFFIN; a sister, Rosemary ALLEN of Liberty Corner; his special grandchildren, Rachael Ryan ALLIS and Grant Galen ALLIS; his nieces, Susan SCERBO and June and her husband, Julio FERRANTE, and their sons, Tim and Harry; a nephew, James, and his wife, Mary ALLEN, and their sons, Ian and Peter ALLEN. He was predeceased by his niece Susan's husband, Frank SCERBO. A time of remembering the special gift he was to all of us will be held on Monday, June 23, at 8 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, with the Rev. Roger E. GRIFFITH, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church, officiating. At his request, cremation will take place following services at the Tioga Point Crematory, Athens. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held on Monday, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to their local chapter of the American Cancer Society or Memorial Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. 18848, in loving memory of Robert Edward GRIFFIN.  NOTE:  Robert's wife is buried in the Herrickville cemetery

Mrs. Olga E Pettingill, 77, of Wellsboro RD 2, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 1974, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of George Pettingill She was born in Philadelphia on Feb. 29, 1896, a daughter of Christian and Olga Lutzner Heisel. Surviving are five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Tuesday at the Tussey Funeral Home, 139 Main Street. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee, N.Y. The Rev. Roger D. Patton, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiated.

Donald L. of Galeton, PA 87, longtime Potter County Sheriff, died Tuesday, May 2, 2006. Born June 21, 1918 in Galeton, he was the son of Chris and Ethel Burrous Hinkley. He was married to the former Marjorie Mewherter, who survives. He owned and operated Hinkley's Atlantic Service Station in Galeton for 23 years. He served as Potter County Sheriff from 1964 until 1984, residing in Coudersport during that time. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Galeton, Galeton Masonic Lodge #602, Gale Hose Ambulance (Charter), and the PA Sheriff's Association. Surviving besides his wife are a son, Howard (Linda) Hinkley of Kittanning, PA; daughter, Donna (Robert) Martin of Galeton, PA; son-in-law, Harold Zeigler of Duncannon, PA; eight grandchildren, Curt (Tonya) Zeigler, Chris (Devon) Zeigler, Craig (Bonnie) Zeigler, Tim (Veronica) Martin, Justin (Swantje) Martin, Jennifer (Gene) Dewitt, Kendra Hinkley and Linsay Hinkley; six great-grandchildren, Jason Zeigler, Collin Zeigler, Wanda Zeigler, Austin Zeigler, McKenna Dewitt and Nathan Dewitt; and a nephew, William Hitchcock. He was predeceased by a daughter, Wanda Kay Zeigler in 1982; and a sister, Gladys Hitchcock. Private family services will be held Saturday, May 6th at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA. The Rev. Karl W. O. Runser III will officiate. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Memorials may be made to the Galeton Public Library, the Gale Hose Ambulance or the Goodyear Hose Company, Galeton, PA 16922.

Vincent G., Jr. Age 76, of Little Marsh, PA, died on Monday, May 1, 2006, at his residence. He was born on January 11, 1930 in Ashtabula, OH, a son of the late Vincent G. and Anna (Nerad) Hlinovsky, Sr. He was married to Ruth E. (Woserau) Hlinovsky. Friends may call on Thursday, May 4, 2006, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 5, 2006, at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Omer E. King officiating.

Roger A. Age 73 of Painted Post, died on Saturday, May 20, 2006 at home surrounded by his family. He was born November 10, 1932 in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of the late Robert Thomas and Florence Eileen Downs Holman. He married his first wife, Jacquelyn Sparrow in May of 1963. She predeceased him on June 28, 1998. Roger later married Betty J. Holman on January 1, 2000. He graduated from Cleveland Heights High School in 1950, member of Sigma Chi Fraternity from 1951 to present time, graduated from Case Institute of Technology in 1954, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Sports Car Club of America and retired from Corning, Inc as an Engineering Associate in 1995 and continued on as a Consultant with Corning, Inc. through 2004. Roger is survived by his wife, Betty Holman; daughters, Michaelle H. (Byron) Shaw, Kirsta S. (Chris Duroe) Gehl, Penny M. (Chris Hahn) Smith, and Lindsay S. (Greg Waddell) Smith; grandchildren, Mitchell and Abigail Shaw; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Michael Tobia, Carol and Don Stuckey, Joe and Elisa Tobia, Robin and Steve Dillon, Rick Tobia, and Frank and Missy Tobia; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, JoAnn Bamonti, Janet and Louise Richardson, and Roland Heacox. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning, on Tuesday, May 23, 2006, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. A time of remembrance will follow from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will provide flowers. Those wishing may make donations in Roger's name to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830, or the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 8462, Chicago, IL 60680-8462.

The Rev. William Ferguson "Bill" Was born on September 19, 1924 in Troy, NY, fully took the hand of his Savior and crossed over into the heavenly world on May 8, 2006. Bill is survived by his wife, Lillian Parmelle Hollis; along with her brother and sisters, Carl and Dorothy Parmelee, Phyllis and Henry Welshans; Mildred and Bud Carrol; Bill's children, Brian, Bob and Beth; two daughters-in-law, Erin and Carol; his grandchildren, Brandi, Andrew, Amy, Stephanie, William, AnaCarpri; great-grandchildren, Bailey and Kiran; many nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by his parents, William and Dorothy McNutt Hollis; a stepmother, Sarah Greaves Hollis; and his son, William. He was a graduate of Greenwich Central High School, Franklin College, Andover Newton Theological School and special post graduate courses at Harvard University. Bill was proud of 30 year service in the US Navy, Seabees and Marines and also of his ministry as the interim pastor of the First Baptist, "Old Stone" Church in Tiverton, RI and the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Hope Valley, RI. He loved his family, his church, his community, hymn silmirangs, his garden, his many dogs through the years, his canoe, and going out to eat and picking up the check. Family and friends will be received at the First Baptist Church of Elmira, 121 W. Church St., Elmira, NY, on Sunday, May 21, 2006, at 3 p.m. and at a later date at the First Baptist Church in Hope Valley, RI, where Bill was Pastor Emeritus. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to First Baptist Church, Elmira; First Baptist Church of Hope Valley, RI; the Parkinson's Assoc. Southern Tier Hospice or any organization of faith or service that helps your community.

Viola Alta Pletcher, 91, of 52 East Main St., Galeton, died Friday, Jan. 15, at the Soldiers and Sailors Me¬morial Hospital in Wellsboro. Born Jan. 29, 1896 in Elk County, she was the daughter of William and Catherine Huffsmith. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Gaines. Surviving are a son, Frank Pletcher of Galeton; a daughter-in-law, Evelyn Pletcher of Wellsboro; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a devoted friend, Mrs. Gladys Post of Galeton. Funeral services were conducted at the Brown Funeral Home in Galeton, Sunday, the Rev. Kent Lattimer officiated.

Tammy of Mills, PA Age 55, died Wednesday, May 3, 2006, in her home. Born August 26, 1950 in Coudersport, PA, she was the daughter of Clair L. and Patricia R. Connolly Hyde. On July 1, 1972 in Ulysses, PA, she married Berwyn Calcote, who survives. She was employed by the First Citizens National Bank in Ulysses, Ulysses Motors, and Charles Cole Memorial Hospital at the Northern Potter Medical Center. She was a member of the Carl E. Hyde American Legion Post #963 Auxiliary in Ulysses for 37 years and served on the Ulysses Library Board of Directors. Surviving besides her husband are two daughters, Renee (Martin) Holden of Lansdale, PA, and Carly Calcote of Mills; her father of Ulysses; a granddaughter, Leah Holden; a brother, Lyle (Sue) Hyde of Ulysses; a sister, Darlene Jackson of Galeton, PA; aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. She was predeceased by her mother in 1990. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, on Friday, May 5th, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., with Funeral Services following at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Richard G. Kirk will officiate. Burial will be in Mills Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Ulysses Library, Ulysses, PA 16948, or the Patterson Cancer Center, Coudersport, PA 16915.

KALINOWSKI – Lisa Ann Kalinowski DiSante, 43, died unexpectedly at her home Monday, April 10, 2006. She was born in Parma, Ohio Feb. 20, 1963, the daughter of Stanley and Linda Budd Kalinowski. Lisa enjoyed spending time with her sons and being a hairdresser. In addition to her parents, Lisa is survived by her fiancé, Kevin Kling; three sons, Daniel LeSage of Collegeville, Vincent DiSante, Justin Kling, both of Blossburg; two sisters, Deborah Iwanowicz and Kelly Moleski of Mont Clare. Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Thursday, April 13 at 2 PM at the United Methodist Church in Blossburg with the Rev. Jason Guillaume officiating. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Daniel LeSage, Vincent DiSante and Justin Kling Educational Fund, c/o First Citizens National Bank, 15 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933. Arrangements are entrusted to t6he Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, Mansfield. – The Mansfield Gazette, 12 April 2006, p.6A

Alfred D. Keller, 67, 311 North Keystone avenue, Sayre, was stricken suddenly in front of the Sayre National Bank yesterday afternoon at 2:45 o’clock. He had just parked his car and was putting money in the parking meter when he slumped over and fell to the sidewalk. Joseph Wolf of Sayre and an unidentified man took Mr. Keller to the Robert Packer hospital where Dr. C. H. DaWan, deputy coroner, pronounced his dead, the cause being a heart attack. Mr. Keller was a member of the Sayre Methodist church, F. & A. M. of Athens, and B. of R. T. He retired from the Lehigh Valley as a passenger conductor in 1937. Besides his wife, Helen, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. James Nicholl of Cincinnati, O., Mrs. Harold E. Boucher of Wauseon, O., and Miss Marjorie Keller at home; one grandson, James Arthur Boucher of Wauseon, O.; two nephews and three nieces. The body reposes at the Kolb (rest is missing

KEENEY – Thomas Keeney, of Holiday, died last Saturday (Oct. 1, 1898), at the age of 81 years. His funeral was conducted at the Holiday Baptist Church by Rev. James A. Boyce last Monday and was attended by a large concourse of relatives and neighbors of the deceased. Thomas Keeney bore the Christian name of his father and was the youngest and the last remaining child, except one, of six brothers and three sisters. His brother Ransom survives him at the age of 88 years. He was born and had lived nearly all his years on the farm where he was living at the time of his death. He had been from early life a faithful member of the Middlebury Baptist Church and had for many years served that Church as clerk. He was a highly-respected citizen. His wife, whose maiden name was Irene Niles, died some years ago. He heaves one son, Eugene, and three daughters, Viola, wife of Jerome Webster, Clarinda, wife of the late James Peters, both of Middlebury, and Lucinda, wife of Andrew Norton of Bradford County. – Wellsboro Agitator, 5 Oct. 1898, p.3

KELLEY – Harry B. Kelley of Springfield, MO, died June 23, 1961 at the Veterans Hospital in Fagettsville, Ark., following a long illness. He was a veteran of World War I. He is survived by wife, Una H. Kelley; sister, Lena Kelley of Elmira; one niece and one nephew. He was a graduate of Mansfield State College, class of 1910, and got a B.S. in elementary education in 1932. He was a member of the Delphic Fraternity. He was a former teacher in the Lawrenceville Elementary School. He was a member of Friendship Lodge F & AM, Mansfield, PA. Funeral was held Tuesday, June 27 at Springfield, MO. – Mansfield Advertiser, 28 June 1961, p.4

KILMER ELEANOR - Mrs. Ellery Quail
SHUNK — The funeral will be Wednesday for Mrs. Eleanor Quail, 78, wife of Ellery Quail, of Shunk, who died Sunday, April 20, 1986, in Towanda Memorial Hospital. Born here July 22, 1907, she was a daughter of Francis and Ora Foster Kilmer. Mrs. Quail was a member of Shunk United Methodist Church. She also had been a member of Endless Winds Fire Co. Mrs. Quail and her husband observed their 56th wedding anniversary last July 29. Surviving, besides her husband, are a daughter, Mrs. Janice Rinker, of Hillsgrove; a son, Burdell, of Shunk; a sister, Mrs. Anna Pot¬teroff, of Endicott, N.Y., 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Brown Cemetery. The Rev. Clair Boston, her pas¬tor, will officiate. Friends may call at Morse and Kleese’s, 40 North Center Street, Canton, from 7 to 9 tonight.

Diane L. (King) Age 52, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Friday, May 19, 2006, at her home. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Westfield, PA April 18
Word has been received here of the death of Alfred Knowles, 78, of Wellsville, N.Y., one time a resident of this vicinity.  He was married early in life to Rosilla Patrick and for several years they resided at Phillips Station.  He is survived by 3 daughters:  Ella, Mrs. Nellie Day and Mrs. Della Boom of Knoxville; one son, Alfred, and four sisters, Mrs. Cassie Douglas, Mrs. Etta Douglas and Mrs. Lucretia Sherman of Michigan and Mrs. Sophia Bliss of Westfield.  His wife died several years ago.

Ainsworth "Blackie" Age 89, died May 2, 2006 at Palm City Nursing Center in Palm City, FL. He was born in Jersey Shore, PA, and lived in Elmira, NY, for 45 years. Blackie was the owner of Leahy's Home Fair in West Elmira, and retired to Florida in 1982. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Lucile Leahy; daughters, Bonnie (Peter) Dokuchitz of Juno Beach, FL, and Oneonta, NY, Sandra (Ron) King of Tampa, FL, Helen (Jerry) Rosplock of Endicott, NY, and Kay Carmody of Stamford, CT; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Mass was held May 8 at St. Christopher's Church, Hobe Sound, FL. Arrangements were by All County Funeral Home and Crematory, Stuart, FL.

LOCEY – Irwin J. Locey, 81, of Winter Haven, Fla. And Wellsboro, died Saturday, April 8, 2006 in Florida. He was born Aug. 16, 1924 in Charleston Township. He was a carpenter and mason and of the Baptist faith. Irwin served in the United States Army during World War II. Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Locey of Winter Haven, Fla.; sons, James Locey of Tioga, Jeffery Locey of Elmira, NY, Jerome Locey, Jon Locey, both of Wellsboro; brother, Loren Locey of Wellsboro; sister, Emogene Dumbly of York; and three grandchildren. Services will be private at a later date. – The Mansfield Gazette, 12 April 2006, p.6A

Nicholas Thomas Jr. "Bud" Age 57, of Elmira, died Friday, May 12, 2006 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Bud was born October 11, 1948, the second son of Bernice Rockwell Martelli and the late Nicholas T. Martelli. In addition to his mother he is survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Michael and Debbie Martelli of North Carolina; Christopher Martelli of Ithaca; Joseph and Judy Martelli of Johnson City, TN; Richard and Sandy Martelli of Elmira; and Gary and Gail Martelli of Tempe, AZ; nieces and nephews, Cristina Meldrim, Johnny Carlson, Virginia, Carrie, Nick, Maria, Lennon and Cody Martelli. Bud grew up on Elmira's Southside and excelled at basketball, rock and roll, shooting pool and raising hell along with the other kids of the neighborhood: the Torrences, Yorks, Hepfners, Raverts, McCartys, Mostellers, Quinn, Tom Ferris, Murphy, AJ, Ray Preston, Kirk, Mary Lou and many many others. At the age of 17 Bud enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Viet Nam. In 1969 he left the Corps, bought a VW Microbus and drove it to Woodstock for 3 days of peace and music. He hitchhiked across the USA a few times and even traveled to Germany to visit his brother Chris. He picked apples for awhile on a farm in the state of Washington where he found Jesus. In 1971 Bud returned to Elmira with the New Testament in his back pocket and brought the Word to his mother Bernice. He will be missed. He was a member of Faith Tabernacle Church in Elmira Heights. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 8:15 p.m. with Rev. John Stutzman conducting the service. Interment, with full military honors, will be on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at Glenwood Cemetery in Waverly, NY.

Leland E. Age 92 of Glen St. Mary, Florida formerly of Horseheads, NY and Watkins Glen, NY died on Tuesday April 18, 2006. Mr. May was born January 6, 1914 in Sayre, Pennsylvania the son of the late Jess and Jennie Cowls May. He married his wife , Bertha L. Waters May, on November 2, 1933 and she pre-deceased him on September 18, 1998 after nearly 65 years of marriage. Leland was also pre-deceased by his sister and brothers Mildred Horton, Herbert May, Durland (Jeff) May, and Ellwyn May. Mr. May was a former employee of The Elmira Star Gazette and Moore Business Forms in Elmira, NY. Leland owned and operated a home heating oil delivery business for several years prior to his retirement. Mr. May is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law: Jane Austin of Glen St. Mary, Florida; Marion Reynolds of Osceola, NY; Betty & Joseph Johnson of Sayre, PA; Loretta & Herbert Sondericker of Melbourne Beach, Florida; Leila & Alley White Jr. of Phillipsburg, Montana and Clara White of Lake City, Florida; 18 grandchildren, several great- grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and great-great-great grandchildren; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Ernest Mudge of CA, Juanita Waters and Ramona (Grady) Gilliand both of Georgia and Rosemary May of Horseheads, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends including a special nephew and niece Arden & Barbara May of Millport, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Thursday May 4 , 2006 from 10 - 11 AM. Mr. May's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours.

Dorothy McInerny Age 85, of Florida and formerly of Elmira, died May 3, 2006 in Florida. Dorothy was the last surviving of four children born to Thomas M. and Margaret Crowley McInerny. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Cole; sisters, Miriam McInerny and Florence Bosek; and brother, Thomas M. McInerny. Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Renee Monroe; sons, Jim and Joe Cole all of Florida; brother-in-law, William Bosek of Rochester; sister-in-law, Barbara McInerny of Elmira; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held in Florida.

Deloris (Meas) Age 72, of Holly Hill, FL, lost a courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her devoted family. Daughter of the late Alberta and Dorwin Hamilton of Horseheads, NY. She is survived by her husband, Conrad Maxwell; daughters, Beverly Dalrymple of Horseheads, NY, Nancy Pease (Marc) of Holly Hill, FL; son, Everett Meas (Jackie) Horseheads, NY; grandsons, Shawn Meas and Michael Davis (Sue); sister-in-law, Jean Milligan; brother-in-law, Jerrell Maxwell. A cherished wife, a beloved Mother. As well as she was loved she will be missed.

MERRICK – Lester W. Merrick of Wellsboro, manager of Ralph’s Service Center at 10 Queen Street, died Tuesday night, Feb. 28, 1967 in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was 59. Mr. Merrick suffered a heart attack in a Canoe Camp restaurant south of Mansfield along Route 15. He had been in the farm machinery business in Mansfield and had been proprietor of a service station there for many years before moving to Wellsboro. He was a member of the Mansfield Methodist Church. He was also a member of Friendship Lodge F & AM Mansfield, the Williamsport Consistory and Zebulon Royal Arch Chapter of Mansfield. A native of Mansfield he was the son of Otis and Mary Hall Merrick. Surviving are his wife, Frances; a brother, Kenneth of Snyder, NY; and a sister, Mrs. Owen Cook of Mansfield RD2. The funeral and committal service was held at 2 PM Saturday at Shaw & Robena’s, 18 North Main Street, Mansfield. – Wellsboro Gazette, 9 Mar. 1967, p.8

Robert L. Of 329 Chemung Street, Waverly, New York, died on May 13, 2006 at his home with his family. Born August 12, 1940 in Cando, North Dakota, he was the son of the late Ruth (Farquharson) and Col. LeRoy B. Miller. Robert graduated high school in 1957 from Mynderse Academy, Seneca Falls, New York. Thereafter, Robert worked as a ranch hand on Kron's Ranch in Great Falls, Montana. He received his commission as a Second Lt. in the United States Army in 1961. He was a member of the distinguished 82nd Airborne Division in the 7th Special Forces, Green Berets. He served as part of the Military Advisory Assistance Team active duty until 1964. He remained a member of Active Reserves and National Guard in the United States Army until his honorable discharge as a First Lieutenant in 1970. He graduated from Yale University in 1966 with a Bachelor of Arts in American History. Robert went on to Cornell University, where he obtained his Doctor of Law Degree in 1969. In 1969, Robert moved to Waverly, New York, with his wife, Rosemarie, where he began his lifetime career as a prominent attorney. Having started his career working with the Honorable Betty Friedlander and later went on to open his own practice in 1972 with offices in both Waverly and Elmira, New York. Robert then teamed up with Jospeh J. Balok, Jr. of Elmira, New York, to establish the law firm of Miller & Balok in 1975, later becoming the law firm of Miller, Balok & Urbanski. In 1981, Robert went into private practice in Waverly, New York, where the Miller Law Office continues to serve the public. On February 11, 1974, Robert was appointed as the first Public Defender of Tioga County, New York, where he served as such until his retirement. Robert was admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York on December 11, 1969; a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association on May 10, 1972 and the National Association of Trial Lawyers on September 1, 1976. Robert was well-known for his years of practice in tort litigation and criminal defense as well as being well-known in the community for his involvement in local projects and his sincere concern for the well being of the residents of his community. His hobby was being an architectural design gardener and creating the well-known Miller Gardens. Robert is survived by his loving wife, Rosemarie H. Miller; his daughter and son-in-law, Attorney Dana and Corby Martin of Milton, Florida; sons and daughters-in-law, Jason and Jill Miller of Chemung, New York, Attorney Todd and Erin Miller of Waverly, New York; grandchildren, Chelsea and Sam Martin, Colton, Peyton and Paige Miller, Ethan and Ayla Miller; and great-grandson, Elliott Martin. Robert was predeceased by his sisters, Marcia Hoar and Patricia Patch. A time for gathering with family and friends will be on Wednesday from 4:00 to 9:00 at the St. James Catholic Church, Waverly, New York. A Celebration Mass of Robert's life will be on Thursday at 11:00 at the St. James Church. The family will provide flowers. Donations may be made in Robert's honor to the Waverly Recreation Department. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue, Waverly, NY.

Westfield Free Press - February 11, 1909
Word has been received here of the death of Mr. A. J. Montonye, of Willow Brank, California.  The deceased was formerly of Brookfield, Pa.

Wellsboro Gazette – September 28, 1977
Harold E. Morley, 58, of Blossburg, died Friday, September 23, 1977, at his store on 220 Main Street. A local businessman, he had been in the jewelry and television business for more than 25 years.  Born at Middlebury Center, March 14, 1919, he was a son of John and Edith Brown Morley.  Mr. Morley was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Morris Run. A World War II veteran, Mr. Morley was a member of Theodore Roosevelt American Legion Post 167, Morris Run.   He was a third degree  member of Knights of Columbus Council 2167 and a member of the Blossburg Businessmen's  Association. Surviving are his wife, the former Pauline Klieber; two sons, Richard, of Blossburg, and Raymond, of Newton, Iowa; three daughters, Mrs. Gary Ruberto and Mrs. Robert Stroudt, both of Blossburg, and Mrs. Richard Keefe, of Belmont, Mass.; a brother, James, of Wellsboro, a sister, Mrs. Isabella Ballance, of Lindley, N.Y., and 13 grandchildren. A prayer service was held Tuesday at the Auld Funeral Home in Blossburg, followed by the funeral at 9:30 a.m in the church. Burial was in the church cemetery.

MURRAY – Robert R. Murray, Noxon Road, town of LaGrange, a railroad telegrapher and signalman for more than 40 years, died Thursday, April 6, 1961 at Vassar Hospital after a two-year illness. Born in Poughkeepsie June 17, 1900, he was the son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Murray. Surviving are his wife, the former Gladys Brooks of Mansfield, who is a teacher in the Poughkeepsie high school; two brothers, Patrolman George E., and Charles G. Murray of Poughkeepsie; and two sisters, Mrs. Frank A. Davis of Springfield, Mass., and Mrs. Henry B. Montague of Arlington, Va. Private funeral services were held with a requiem Mass at St. Peter’s Church, Poughkeepsie, of which Mr. Murray was a lifelong communicant. – Mansfield Advertiser, 19 April 1961, p.4

Christopher North died July 31, 1923 about 10:00, he was past 75 years old.  Mr. North came to this place from down state about 15 years ago.  Several years ago his wife died.  About seven years ago he married Mrs. Phoebe Bostwick...Survived by one son, John North of West Brownsville, PA, and one daughter, Mrs. Louise Bland, of Cresson, PA...The body will be taken to Phillipsburg, PA for interment beside the grave of his first wife.

CANTON – The funeral will be Saturday for Lewis Packard Sr., 82, of South Washington Street, who died Tuesday, March 3, 1998, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He and his wife, the former Marcella Guinter, observed their 62nd wedding anniver¬sary Sept. 18. Employed by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, he managed the Canton Liquor Store, retiring in 1980. In earlier years, he was employed by the former Grand Union Tea Co., Williamsport. A member of the National Rifle Association, he enjoyed hunting. Packard graduated from Canton High School in 1933. He served in the Army’s 23rd Infantry, Company C. during World War II. Born here July 2, 1915, he was a son of John A. and Maude C. Jenkins Packard. Surviving, besides his wife, are two daughters, Sue Larrabee of Columbia Cross Roads and Marcy Lou Coble of Superior, Wyo.; two sons, Bradley E. of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Gary W. of Millersburg; a brother, Less of Binghamton, N.Y; 12 grandchildren: eight great-grandchildren. A Son, Lewis “Butch” Jr., died in June 1995. He was pre¬deceased by two brothers and three sisters. The service will be at 1 p.m. at Pepper’s, Springbrook Drive, with the Rev. Jasper Smith, retired, officiating. A private interment will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday.

NEW ALBANY - Lewis L. Palmer, 87, of New Albany, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 1983, at his home following a prolonged illness. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at New Albany Baptist Church. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery here.

Vernon L. PARKER
TIOGA C Vernon L. Parker 77, of this borough, and formerly of Mansfield, died Wednesday, Jan 6, 1993, at home, following a lengthy illness. He was a self-employed car¬penter and cabinetmaker in Tioga County for many years. He was a member of the Mansfield chapter of the Inter¬national Order of 0ddfellows. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Mansfield. Born June 1, 1915, in Cone¬sus, N.Y., he was a son of Irvin W. and Ava Campbell Parker. Surviving are his wife, the former Charlotte Brightman; two sons, William, of Harrisburg, and Phillip, of Tioga; two step¬daughters Carole Hardin, of Cheektowaga, N.Y., and Dianne Rosenow, of Stockton, N.Y.; four stepsons, Elmer Bensch, of Buffalo, N.Y., Charles Bensch, of Tioga, Donald Edwards, of Buf¬falo, and Marshall Bensch, of Abbeville, Miss,; two brothers, Ernest Parker, of Wyalusing, and Byron Parker, of Watsontown; a sister, Dorothy Semlick, of Chino Valley, Ariz.; five grandchildren; 56 step-grand¬children and 36 step-great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be an¬nounced. Arrangements are being han¬dled by Scureman’s, 130 South Main Street, Mansfield.

William PARRY Dies In Springfield, Mo.
William Parry, 92, a former employee of the federal govern¬ment in Washington, D.C., died Sunday in Springfield, Mo. Born in Morris Run, Mr. Par¬ry started work with the Navy Department in 1906. He then worked for many years as an administrative assistant in the weights and measures division of the National Bureau of Stan¬dards. During the 1930’s, he was with the Public Works Administration in Charleston, W. Va., and Chicago. He returned to Washington to work for the Post Office Department and then for the Interior Department, from which he retired 30 years ago. Mr. Parry graduated from George Washington University and held a law degree from the National Law School. He was a member of St. David’s Welsh Society, Christ Church of Washington and the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Assembly of God. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Lyman Richardson, of Greenville, S.C., Mrs. Alfred Tucker, of Houghton, N Y, and Eleanor Parry, of Springfield, Mo., seven grand¬children and seven great-grandchildren.

Wed. November 1, 1911
Took Paris Green - Sherman Patrick Committed Suicide Last Friday
Sherman Patrick, aged 36 years, committed suicide last Friday at his home in Coolidge Hollow, Delmar Township, by swallowing a quantity of Paris green.  He took the poison about 7 a.m. when he went to the barn, and when he returned to the house some time later he told the family what he had done, but it was too late to save the young man's life.  He died about 1 p.m.    Deceased was a son of William and Alice Coolidge Patrick, and he was born June 16, 1875.  The family removed to Coolidge Hollow from Painted Post, N.Y., several months ago, shortly after the death of Mr. William Patrick, who died in May, last.  Sherman Patrick is survived by his mother and two brothers, Benjamin, at home and George Patrick, of Painted post.  The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at one o'clock.  Reverend Lockwood officiating; burial in the Coolidge Hollow cemetery.

Mrs. Howard Clubstone
Mrs. Myrtilla P. Clugstone, 68,, of Rt. 6, Oneida, formerly of the Corning area, died Friday in Oneida (1974).  She was born in Knoxville, Pa. on November 30, 1907, daughter of Fay and Anna Ruggles Partridge.  Her husband, Howard Clugstone, died in 1971.  Mrs. Clugstone was employed as a clerk with the New York Central Railroad until her retirement in 1970.  She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Anna Krings, of Syracuse, and one brother Oswald Partridge of Oneida, also several nieces and nephews.  Burial will be in Hope Cemetery.

Francis E. Patt Sr., 57, of DuBoistown, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Williamsport Hospital at 2 a.m. Friday, March 29, 1974. Mr. Patt was self-employed as a vacuum cleaner salesman. ¬He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, South Williamsport. Mr. Patt was also a member of the Wellsboro Moose Lodge. Born at Antrim on April 29, 1916, he was a son of Stanley J. and Pauline Hudzneskl Patt.  Surviving are his wife, the farmer Beatrice Burkholder; a son, Francis Jr., of Proctor Star Route; a daughter, Mrs. Sharon Mitchell, of Lewisberry, York County; three brothers, Stanley Jr., Chester and Jo¬seph, all of this city; five sis¬ters, Mrs. Stuart Coumbes, of Wellsboro, Mrs. William Derr, of this city, Mrs. Louis Dymeck, of Tucson, Ariz., Mrs. Rita Welsh, of Muncy, and Mrs. Les¬ter Welch, in New Jersey, and three grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday in the church, with the Rev. Joseph B. Breslin, his pastor, officiating. Burial was in Mr. Carmel Cemetery.

Thomas Pedalty, 82, of Painted Post N.Y., formerly of Blossburg, died Friday, Dec., 25, at the Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro. Born Nov. 8,1905, he was the son of Joseph and Huldar Turner Pedalty. His wife, Lillian Barnes, died in 1980. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Lavina Cohick of JerSey Shore; a niece, Mrs. Douglas (Ruth) Thomas of Mans¬field, with whom he recently resid¬ed; a nephew, Dr. Michael Cohick, and grand-niece Karen Cohick, both of Denton,. Tex.; and two sisters-in-Iaw, Florence Sargent and Teddy Barnes, both of Mans¬field. Funeral and committal services were held at the Drinkwine Funeral Home, Blossburg, Monday, Dec. 28. The Rev. John ShypuIefski, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Blossburg.

Lyle H. B. Peer, 89, of 76 Pioneer Village, Horseheads N.Y., died Sat¬urday, Oct. 10, 1987, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira, N.Y. Born in Wellsboro March 14,1898, he was the Son Of Charley and Laura Peer. He was a graduate of Wellsboro High School and attended Union College in Schenectady. Mr. Peer was a research scientist with GE in Schenectady and subsequently was the safety expert at the Atomic Nolls Plant, Scotia.  He attended the Elmira Wesleyan Church, was a Ham enthusiast (W2ACB) since 1919, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War I. His wife, Gladys, died June 23, 1985. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and June Peer of Ballston Lake, N.Y.; a brother and sister-in-law, Lawrence and Bernice Peer of Wellsburg, N.Y.; a sister, Mrs. Geraldine Herrington of Horseheads, with whom he resided; and several nieces,  nephews, cousins, and their families. Funeral and committal services were held at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, Tuesday, Oct. 13. The Rev. James Waddell and the Rev. I. Leslie Conley officiated. Interment was made in Wells Cemetery, Wells, N.Y. Flowers were gratefully declined.

PETERMAN Amy W. Purvis
MONTGOMERY — Amy M. Purvis, 82, of Montgomery RD 1, died at 6 p.m. Sunday, March15, 1992, at home. Her first husband, Mark James, died in 1965. Her second husband, Wilmot Purvis, died in 1978. She was a member of Clinton Baptist Church.  Born June 16, 1909, at Ja¬mison City, Sullivan County, she was a daughter of James M. and Stella Kinney Peterman. Surviving are a son, J. Rich¬ard James Sr., of Altoona; a daughter, Patricia A. Ingram, of Montgomery RD 1; two step¬daughters, Mrs. Olin Chamber¬lain, of Covington, and Mrs. Richard Cook, of Pine City, N.Y.; a sister, Mrs. Eleanor Kocher, of Benton RD 2, several grandchil¬dren and several great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the church, War¬ren Street, with the Rev. Janice W. Newhard, her pastor, offici¬ating. Burial will be in Clinton Baptist Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday. The family will provide the flowers. Arrangements are being han¬dled by Betzer’s, 40 East Houston Avenue.

Norris H. Phillips, 83, of Bacon Street, formerly of St. Petersburg, Fla., died Tuesday, June 5, 1973 in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was born June 19, 1889, in Wellsboro, a son of Dean and Edith Grosjean Phillips. He was a retired engineer. Mr. Phillips was a member of the St. Petersburg United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Dean, in Brazil, and three grandchildren. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tussey’s, 139 Main Street. Burial was in Vestal Hills Memorial Park, Binghamton, N.Y. The Rev. William A. Snyder, pastor of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church, officiated.

The Rev. Horace B. Pittman, 83, who served a number of churches in the Twin Tiers dur¬ing his 40 years as a United Methodist minister, died Mon¬day. Death came at the Folts Home, Herkimer, where he and Mrs. Pittman had lived since his retirement in 1966. Mr. Pittman was the son of the Rev. Eli Pittman, at one time Elmira District superin¬tendent. A brother, the Rev. W. Charles Pittman, was a Methodist minister, and a sister, Miss Annie Pittman, was a missionary in China and Borneo. All preceded him in death. He was well known in the Mansfield area.

PLUMLEY Jane M. Age 75, of RD. Wellsboro, PA, died April 26, 2006 at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, PA. She was a homemaker. Born May 8, 1930, the daughter of Ward and Florence Abbey Plank. She is survived by sister, Alice Saar, RD. Wellsboro, PA; nephew, Wally and Karen Zinck, RD. Woodhull, NY; several grandnieces and grandnephews. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 6, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. at Kindon Hall, Elkland, PA. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA.

Diane Lynn Powlison, 15, of RD 2, Mansfield, died Monday, August 1, 1977 as the result of a bicycle-car accident north of Troy on Route 14. She was born September 2, 1961 in Elmira, N.Y. She was an eleventh grade student at Mansfield High School and a member of the Roseville Methodist Church. Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Barbara Bowen of RD 2, Mansfield; her father, Kenneth Powlison, also of RD 2, Mansfield; three sisters, Kim, Cynthia and Mary Beth, all at home; one brother, David at home; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Agnes Hancock of Elmira, N.Y.; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Powlison of RD 2, Mansfield; several aunts and uncles. Funeral Arrangements were incomplete Wednesday morning.

Ox Roast King at Morris to Observe 100 Years March 21
Michael J. PROBST, who is known as the Ox Roast King and who roasted the first ox approximately 18 years ago and each year after for dinner served at Morris Old Home Days over Labor Day weekend, will celebrate his 100th birthday on Wednesday, March 21. Mr. Probst has become well-known to the people of the community over the years. Recently (2 or 3 years ago) he stopped roasting the ox and now his grandson does it each year. Anyone wanting to send him good wishes can do so by send¬ing to to RD 1, Lock Haven.

Burdell A. QUAIL
Burdell A. Quail, 71, life¬long and well-known resi¬dent of Shunk, died on Tues¬day, April 13, 2004, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born on Jan. 19, 1933, in Shunk, he was a son of ElIery and Eleanor (Kilmer) Quail. Burdell operated Quail’s Garage in Shunk for many years. In 1988 he went to work for PennDOT in Laporte until retiring in 1999. Surviving are Arlene, his wife of over 51 years; two sons, Jerry (Debby) Quail of Canton and Scott Quail of Forksville; five daughters, Carol (Tom) Sager of Athens, Cheryl (Jim) Bahr of Dushore, Susie (Bud) Masteller and Julie (Curt) Leljedal, all of Forksville, and Debbie (Joe) Taffe of Spring Lake, N.C.; a daugh¬ter-in-law, Kathy Quail of Overton; 25 grandchildren and nine great-grandchil¬dren; a sister, Janice (Lav¬erne) Rinker of Hillsgrove; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a son, Mike, in 1986. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, at the Pep¬per Funeral Home, Canton. Burial will be private. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer So¬ciety, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701, or the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 650 W. 168th St., New York, NY 10032.

Eric Michael Born January 11th, 1959 in West Seneca, New York. Died at his home in Ridgebury Township, Pennsylvania, with his family around him. Faith (Randall) Reimers, his wife of sixteen years, survives him. She remembers how, if she walked in first, all the nieces and nephews would yell, "Where's Eric?" He will be sorely missed by all those children. Eric leaves behind his parents, Lorain and Richard E. Reimers of West Seneca, New York; and in-laws, Marge and Howard Randall of Horseheads. Also surviving him are his siblings, Jackie Reimers of Montana, David and Katie Reimers of Buffalo, Joe and Carol Reimers of West Seneca. Eric will also be missed by his in-laws, Carol Walters of Horseheads, Marie Randall of Elmira, and Michael Randall of Tampa, Florida. His nieces and nephews were: Jessica Reimers, Kari and Michael Workman, Rosie, Millie, and Georgie Reimers, David, Eric (Kelly) and Catherine Rose, and their children, Samantha, Hannah, Taylor, Kami, Cody, Lexie, Emma and Nolan. Also missing him will be his many friends and co-workers from the Waverly-Sayre-Athens (Valley) area. Eric graduated from Alfred University with an Associates degree in Agricultural Sciences, and Elmira College with a BS in Microbiology. He worked for twenty-one years at Friend Laboratory, Waverly, NY, as the lead Microbiologist. He was a trusted loyal employee. He was a longtime member of the New York State Association for Food Protection. For many year, Eric enjoyed playing softball Friday evenings in the Quinlan Softball League, Waverly, NY. He was also a member of the Catatonk Valley Woodcarvers of Candor, and the Southtowns Woodcarvers in Buffalo, NY. Eric was a Past Master of the Union Coolie Masonic Lodge #95, 1206 South Main Street, Elmira, NY. Services will be held at this lodge on May 17th at 7:30 p.m. Also, a remembrance service will be held in West Seneca, New York, at the Ebenezer United Church of Christ, 630 Main Street, on May 18th at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York.

REYNOLDS – Word has been received that Paul Reynolds of Sarasota, FL died unexpectedly Oct. 10, 1961. He is survived by wife, Rhea Rose and a niece and nephew. Paul during his early life lived on the old State Road and Mainesburg. Later he moved to Binghamton. For the past 10 years he had lived at Sarasota. Paul and Rhea have come north often summers. Their many friends here will be saddened by Paul’s death. – Mansfield Advertiser, 11 Oct. 1961, p.4

Mrs. Ruth Reynolds Lilly of Coudersport, died Monday, April 1, 1940, following an illness of three days. Mrs. Lily was a daughter of the late Lyman L. and Blanche DeWitt Reynolds and was born at Mainesburg Dec. 23, 1891. She graduated from the Mansfield State Normal School in 1910 and taught for several years. September 26, 1917, she was married to Morton H. Lilly and has resided in Coudersport since that time. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church New Century Club and was a past matron of the Coudersport Chapter of the Eastern Star. For a number of years she had been substitute teacher in the Coudersport High School. Surviving are her husband, two children, Morton R. and Betty Jean Lilly, and one brother, Paul D. Reynolds, of Power House Road, Binghamton. Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p. m. in the Coudersport Presbyterian Church. Burial in Eulalia Cemetery.


ROUPP – Charles (Ben) Roupp, 78, of Williamsport, PA, died Friday in the Williamsport Hospital. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Richard Rich and a son, Charles Franklin, both of Williamsport; sister, Mrs. Idessa French of Mansfield; brothers, Harry of Liberty, William of Trout Run and Loran of Troy. Funeral was held Monday at Williamsport. – Mansfield Advertiser, 8 March 1961, p.5

Jody L. SHOLDER  Packard
JERSEY SHORE – Jody Lynn Sholder Packard, 34, of Route 4, Grafton, a former area resident, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2000, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. She and her husband, Douglas Packard, were married for 14 years. She was a homemaker and a teacher at Emmanuel Christ¬ian School, Clarksburg, W.Va. She was a 1983 graduate of Jersey Shore High School and graduated from Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit. She was a member of Galilean Baptist Church and a former member of First Baptist Church of Bellefonte, where she served as associate minis¬ter for nine years. Born Nov. 21, 1965, in this city, she was a daughter of Donald and Celain Jowes Sholder. Surviving, besides her husband, are her parents of New Columbia; two sons, Andrew and Austin; two daughters, Adria and Ariel; a brother, Shaun Sholdor of Natchez, Miss.; and a sister, Dawn Ailor of Winchester, Idaho. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Ford’s, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont, W.Va., with the Revs. Douglas Packard, her husband, Bruce McBride, Dave Huckins and Bill Toothman of¬ficiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm Thursday. A local memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Calvary Baptist Church, 315 Thompson St., with the Revs. Ron Berrus, Jeff Howell and Fred Milacci of¬ficiating. A committal service will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, north of Mifflinburg.

SHORT – Genevieve “Jean” L. Goodwin, 62, of Mansfield, died Thursday, April 6, 2006 at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. She was the wife of Duane E. Goodwin with whom she would have celebrated a 36th wedding anniversary on May 16. Genevieve was born March 17, 1944 in Blossburg, the daughter of Basil and Anna Moore Short. She enjoyed cooking, the Mollies secret pal group, and she was an avid bowler. Genevieve is survived by her husband; son and daughter-in-law, Willard (Katie) Goodwin of Florida; three step sons, Duane “Bud” Goodwin of Tennessee, Richard “Rick” (Theresa) Goodwin of Tennessee, Christopher (Penni) Goodwin of Auburn, NY; three step daughters, Cindy Pellette of Auburn, NY, Katy Starkweather of Wellsboro, Diane (Sonny) Nichols of Waterlou, NY; 17 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; three brothers, Basil (Liz) Short Jr. of Wellsboro, Harold (Becky) Short of Wellsboro, Dale (Elaine) Short of Middlebury; three sisters, Ruby Webster of Wellsboro, Lena (Jeff) Savino of Wellsboro, Sharon Powers of Mansfield; special nephew, Dale Short Jr. of Wellsboro; special cousin, Sandy Casher of Wellsboro. A stepdaughter, Charlotte Goodwin preceded her in death. Family and friends were invited to call Tuesday, April 11 at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, Mansfield. Services were held immediately following the viewing at the funeral home with Pastor Keith Paris officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the funeral home to assist with expenses. – The Mansfield Gazette, 12 April 2006, p.6A

Westfield Free Press - November 10, 1910
Death - Potterbrook
Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Stevens attended the funeral of Sylvester Stevens, an uncle, near Whites Corners, Pa. on Saturday.  Mr. Stevens was about 80 years of age.

HOWLAND Helen E. (Orme) Age 82, of North Ft. Myers, FL, formerly of Horseheads, NY, died May 3, 2006 after a brief illness. Helen, known to many as "Aunt Helen" will be missed deeply by her family and friends. She was always there for her family and would always make the trip to NY with her husband, Larry, for many visits and many times of need. She was the daughter of the late Glen and Sadie Stewart. She was married to Robert E. Orme who predeceased her in 1974. Also predeceasing Helen was her sister, Phyllis Harrington; nephew, Bobbie Harrington; sister-in-law, Ethel Stewart; brother-in-law, Earl Clark; brother-in-law, Don Kakretz; and great-nephew, Michael Bockus. Surviving is her loving husband and best friend of 28 years, Lauris Howland of North Ft Myers, FL; brother, Charles Stewart of Ormond Beach, FL; sister, Virginia Kakretz of Elmira; brother-in-law, Glen Harrington of Elmira; special niece, Sheila Edwards of Elmira, with her children Jeffery (Kelli) Edwards and Joette (Michael) McCawley; special nephew, Dale (Gloria) Stewart of Ormond Beach, FL, with their son, Tom (Heather) Stewart; nephews, Charles Bockus of Lowman, Ronald (Kathy) Bockus of Oviedo, FL, Tim (Renee) Stewart of Ormond Beach, FL; nieces, Pam (Chris) Matthews of Horseheads, Cherrie (Jack) Ransom of Ormond Beach, FL; a special great-nephew, Jack Ransom; special great-great-nieces, Makena Edwards, Sara, Erin and Lindsay McCawley; a special great-great-nephew, Chase Stewart, all of whom Helen loved and visited from birth; and many other wonderful family members, neighbors and friends. Arrangements are being handled through the National Cremation Society of North Ft Myers. Those wishing to remember Helen may do so through memorials to the American Cancer Society, 1618 College Ave, Elmira, NY 14901, or the charity of one's choice. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

BERTHA L. MERRELL – Bertha L. “Bert” Merrell, 66, of 1538 Caton Road, Corning, N.Y. died Wednesday, March 8, 1995, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born Oct. 21, 1928, in Coolidge Hollow, she was the daughter of Charles O. and Blanche L. Heath Stradley.  She married Calvin “Bob” Merrell on June 26, 1949, in the First Methodist Church of Wellsboro.  She was a sales clerk in the dress department of Iszard’s at the Arnot Mall for 21 years.  She was part of the original staff at Iszard’s and retired from their successor, McCurdy’s in April 1991.  Preceding her in death were brother and sisters, Robert Stradley, Vivian Spencer, Georgia Benfer, Louise Campman and Sue Mosher.  Surviving are her husband, Calvin Merrell; four daughters, Shirley K. Havert of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Deborah M. Perry, Terry L. Malia and Holly A. Gerow, all of Corning, N.Y.; brothers and sisters, Ann Burton, Virginia Burt and Eve Douty, all of Wellsboro, Leonard Stradley of Lone Oak, Texas, and Manford Stradley of Elmira, N.Y.; 10 granddaughters; two grandsons; several nieces and nephews.  Friends called at the Carpenter Funeral Home, Corning, N.Y., on Saturday, March 11.  Services were held Sunday, March 12, at the South Corning United Methodist Church with the Rev. Brooke Newell and Betty Bement officiating.  Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

THOMPSON – Robert F. Thompson, 91, of Morris, died Sunday April 9, 2006, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Born Sept. 15, 1914 in Morris, he was the son of the late Robert E. Thompson and Laura Bohnert Thompson. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Ethel J. Berguson Thompson. They were married Nov. 14, 1946. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the European Theater, He participated in the following battles and campaigns: Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central France. Decorations include Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, with five Bronze Stars. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant; Mr. Thompson was employed in automobile dealerships for 46 years, many years as a parts manager. He lived to enjoy the outdoors, hunting, fishing, hiking, sight seeing and baseball. Surviving in addition to his wife Ethel; is a son, Robert J.; a daughter Marie C. (Winfred) McLaughlin; 6 granddaughters, Dana C. Dalla, Jeannine McGarry, Melanie R. Laudermilch, Valerie L. Thompson, Stacy A. Thompson, Tiffany K, Thompson; 5 great grandchildren, Andrew Dallas, Lauren Dallas, Seth Laudermilch, Madison Sparks, and Noah Fleetwood. In keeping with Mr. Thompson’s wishes, there will be no visitation or services. If desired; memorials may be made in his memory to the Morris Fireman’s and Ambulance Association. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg. – The Mansfield Gazette, 12 April 2006, p.6A

State Road Items
Mrs. Emily Morgan was born at Woodhull, N.Y., January 22, 1847, to Frederick and Lorena Tubbs, and died September 20, aged 89 years and 8 months, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry Hilfiger. She was the last of a family of 11 children and the youngest of the family, several of whom lived to be past 80 years of age. Two brothers lived to be 93 and 94 years old. Mrs. Morgan and her twin sister, who died about seven years ago, were but 20 months old when their mother died. They came to America when she was 17 years of age. She was married to Watson Morgan July 22, 1863, on Mr. Morgan’s birthday. They lived at Armenia for many years and Mrs. Morgan united with the Armenia Baptist church early in her married life and was always a member. Mr. Morgan died about six years ago. Mrs. Morgan had been in feeble health for a number of years and spent most of her time at the Hilfiger home. For about three years she has been confined to her bed much of the time and since December 14, 1935, has been practically helpless, but has received wonderful care from Mr. and Mrs. Hilfiger and the grandchildren, who although having families and many cares found time to do all they could for Mrs. Morgan. Mrs. Hilfiger has been untiring in her devotion. Mrs. Morgan leaves one daughter, Mrs. Harry Hilfiger, another daughter having died at the age of three months. She is also survived by ten grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. Rev. Griffiths took the same text that was used when her twin sister was buried, Ecclesiastics 7: 2. Mrs. Morgan was a devoted mother and friend and always busy, even in her later years, doing beautiful patchwork. The funeral was held at the State Road church Thursday at 11 o’clock. The floral offerings were beautiful and many. The church seemed a bower of blossoms. Truly she rests from her labors and her works do follow her. The bearers were J. N. Strange, J. C. Strange, W. L. Connelly, George Wilkins, Will Wilcox and Ernest Webster.
Pennsylvania Scrap Book Necrology, Volume 35, p. 067

Ex Sheriff John Utz died at his residence in Dushore Monday, December 19, 1899, in the sixty-sixth year of his age. He had been sick for about 2 months of a complication of diseases that precluded the possibility of his recovery, and his death was not unexpected,  but has never the less cast a gloom over the community that knew the man so well. The funeral was held at his residence on Railroad Street at 1:30 p.m. December 20, 1899. Internment being made in the Thrashers Cemetery.   Note:  We are not familiar with a cemetery by the name of Thrashers.  If anyone knows the location please contact Joyce M Tice. Thrashers Cemetery is in Dushore, Sullivan County, PA.

John Martin UTZ was born August 31, 1834 in Hengestfeld, Germany, Kingdom of Wurtemberg, Germany and was the eldest of eleven children born to Andrew Utz, a blacksmith. He came to America in 1853, settling first in Towanda where he worked at his trade for a year, and then came to Dushore and started a blacksmith shop of his own. He became interested in buying and selling horses and cattle during the Civil War, first in company with Isaac Reitz, later with his brother Frederick Utz of Wilkes Barre, and was very successful, amassing a fortune. In 1877 he entered the field as an independent candidate for Sheriff and was elected by a good majority. He gave such good satisfaction to the office that in 1880 he was nominated and elected by the Democratic Party to the same office being the only man in Sullivan County that had been twice elected to that office. After his retirement from his office for the second term of Sheriff he gradually withdrew from public affairs, and as far as possible from the business he had been engaged for the last twenty years, that of making loans and buying and selling real estate.  For the last two years his health has been gradually failing, and last winter he was contained to his house nearly all winter. In 1859 (May 01, 1859) Mr. Utz married Mary A. Saxe of Bradford County and there were born to them ten children, as follows: Addie F., wife of John G. Scouten, of Dushore; George E., died in infancy; John L., resident of this place; Emeline E., wife of Charles E.  Jackson, of Bernice; Laura B., wife of O. H. Lawrence of Waverly, N.Y.; Mary E., wife of Howard Hill of Dushore; Ella M., wife of Albert Dyer of Lopez; Frederick W. who lives at the old home; Gertrude R. died in infancy and Margaret m. at home. His death will be sincerely mourned by all in Sullivan County for no man was better known, and there stand to his credit numberless deeds of kindness and benevolence, a large majority unknown and unasked, the doing of which seemed to give him great pleasure. He was always a friend of the young man honestly making an effort to establish himself in business, and encouragement offered was generally of a very substantial nature. His death removes one more of the landmarks of Sullivan County, and leaves a place that would be hard to fill.  Contributed by Carol Hoose Brotzman

William Age 71, Waverly, died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was born in the Town of Baldwin, NY, May 26, 1934, the son of the late Nicholas and Esther Osvarth Varga. He was predeceased by two brothers, Nicholas and John Vargo; and three sisters, Elizabeth Niles, Mary Billings, and Marguerite Montgomery. William is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Dolores J. Vargo; daughter, Sheri (Ronald) Woodburn, Locke, NY; sons, Gregory (Susan) Vargo, Jeffery, Ithaca, and Patricia Bunao Vargo, Chemung, Terry (Kerri) Vargo, Neversink, NY; grandchildren, Ronald, Jr., Wendy, Jenna, Daniel, Esther, Hannah and Charity Woodburn, Jeffery, II (Ruth) and Michelle Vargo, Danielle and Nathan Vargo, Cody and Joseph Vargo; two sisters, Julia Swan and Irene Laitinen; many nieces and nephews. William had been a member of the Hicks United Methodist Church and currently a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance in Waverly. Friends may call on Saturday, May 20, 2006, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer. The funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. with Pastor Larry Day officiating. Interment will be in Hicks Cemetery, Town of Baldwin, NY.

VAUGHN – Edward W. Vaughn, 66, of 1011 Park Ave., Williamsport, died Friday, April 7, 2006 at his home. Ed worked at WalMart, was a 1957 graduate of Blossburg High School, a United States Navy veteran, a member of John F. Laedlein Lodge #707 F&AM, the Republican League, the Zafar Grotto, Irem Temple Shrine and he enjoyed fishing and hunting. Born Dec. 17, 1939 in Blossburg, he was the son of Curtis and Esther Jones Vaughn. Surviving are his sons, David M. (Niccole’) of Apalachin, NY, Daniel E. (Diane) of Casselberry, Fla.; a brother, Walter of Orefield; sisters, Mildred Scaife of Elmira, NY, Ruth Berguson of Arnot; and grandchildren, Cory, Abrianna, Alexander and Regan. Ed was predeceased by his brother Donald. A Masonic memorial service will be held today, Wednesday, April 12 at 6 PM at the Knight-Confair Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations to the Boston Burns Hospital, c/o the Irem Shrine Center, PO Box 307, Dallas, PA 18612-0307. – The Mansfield Gazette, 12 April 2006, p.6A

Keith A. Keith A. Ward was born in Charleston, WV, on May 13, 1950 and expired on April 19, 2006 in his home in Los Angeles, CA. Keith Ward is survived by his 17 year old daughter, Xan Blackwell-Ward; his mother, Helena K. Ward; his sister, Yvonne D. Ward and his predeceased brother, David V. Ward all who were graduates of Elmira Free Academy. Other family members include half sisters, Francine, Dorothea, Carmela, Yolanda; and brother, Anthony of step-mother Mattie Ward; along with a host of uncles, Aunts, Cousins, nephews and nieces. Elmira was always considered home for Keith as he pursued his B.A. degree at Albany State University and then on to Atlanta Georgia where he attended Atlanta Law School and received his Juris Doctorate Degree. Keith was loved by many all over the country because he never forgot his friends and he will be greatly missed. Memorial Services will be held at All Saints Home Church of God in Christ at 351 E 5th Street. Service will begin promptly at 1:30 p.m.

Westfield Free Press - April 25, 1907
Velorus B. Warriner of Harrison Valley died at the home of his daughter, Amelia Mattison of this place on Tuesday, April 18th.  He was 68 years old.  He was a veteran of the Civil War, served in Company C, 76th Reg., N.Y. Volunteers.  Funeral was at Woodhull, N.Y.

SPICER Charlotte W. of Corning, NY Charlotte W. Spicer, 70, died peacefully in her sleep on May 10, 2006 after and extended illness. Born on June 25, 1935 in Greenwood, NY, the daughter of William and Sarah Lobdell Waters. On January 3, 1959 she married Floyd B. Spicer Jr. She was retired from Verizon, in Elmira after 27 years of service. Surviving besides her husband, Floyd, are daughter, Dawn Wragg of Corning; sons, Floyd Spicer III of Corning and Scott Spicer of Big Flats; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild; eight brothers and sisters; and several nieces and nephews. Private services were held at Mulholand-Croswell Funeral Home in Wellsville.

Wellsboro Agitator - January 18, 1905
HERBERT WERLINE, son of ISAAC WERLINE of Liberty was seriously hurt while coasting last Tuesday night. The boys had several sleds hooked together and were about halfway down the hill when they ran into the team owned by Mr. Samuel Weaver.  A deep gash was cut in young Werline’s neck reaching from under his ear to under his chin, also cutting several gashes on his head and face.  Dr. Smith who dressed the wounds said he did not think any of the cuts would prove fatal.  Submitted by:  George and Peg Boyce               

Denise Marie (Whitmire) Age 50, of Little Marsh, PA, died on Friday, May 12, 2006. She was born on August 26, 1955 in Wellsboro, PA, a daughter of the late Gladys M. (Fish) Coykendall. Denise was a 1973 graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School. She was married to Ralph L. Mosher for 32 years. Mrs. Mosher was formerly employed by Osram/Sylvania of Wellsboro, PA, for 10 years. Denise is survived by her husband, Ralph; daughters and sons-in-law, Heather (Willis) Stanton of Knoxville, PA, Josetta (Marty "Buddy" Stahli) Mosher of Westfield, PA; granddaughter, Melissa Stanton; sister, Emily (Phil Mehlenbacher) Whitmire of Cohocton, NY; brothers, Otto Whitmire of Westfield, PA, Jesse Whitmire of New York, NY; mother-in-law, Ilene Mosher of Westfield, PA. She was predeceased by a daughter, Melissa Leigh Mosher in 1981. Friends may call on Tuesday, May 16, 2006, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Jemison Valley Brethren in Christ Church, Westfield, PA. A memorial service will follow at 7:30 p.m. at the Church with Pastor Omer E. King officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Laurel Home Health Hospice or to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA.

Westfield Free Press
Miss Betsy Youngs died at home of her nephew, John Young Wednesday afternoon.  Funeral held at the home Saturday with Rev. C. A. Williams officiating.

? CRANCE Mrs. Alec
Westfield Free Press - November 16, 1922
Death - Ulysses
The funeral of Mrs. Alec Crance was held at her home on Grove St. Tueday with Rev. C. A. Williams officated.  Burial at Raymond.  She is survived by her husband and 7 children.

Anna (Ann) Age 76, of Waverly, died at home surrounded by her loving family on May 13th, 2006. Family and friends are invited to call at Blessed Trinity Parish St. James Roman Catholic Church, Waverly, NY, on Tuesday, May 16th, 2006, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held following calling hours at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Thomas Watts officiating. Burial will take place after the Mass in St. James Cemetery, Waverly, NY. The Family will provide flowers. Memorial Donations in Ann's name may be made to Lourdes Hospice or to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue, Waverly, NY.

? QUEAL, Mrs. Myrtle C.
Age 71, of RD #1, Box 94, Gillett, PA. Thursday. October 6, 1983 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Services at the conclusion of calling hours. The Rev. Lewis Newkirk officiating. Interment Gillett Cemetery. Those wishing may make donations to the Mosherville Bible Church.

? – Mrs. Margaret Snyder, 74, of Liberty, died Monday, July 31, 1961. She was the widow of Frank Snyder and a member of Evangelical United Brethren Church, Liberty. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Thursday at 2 PM in the Liberty Evangelical United Brethren Church, Liberty, the Rev. Harold Miller officiating. Burial was in Friends Cemetery, Jackson Township. – Mansfield Advertiser, 2 August 1961, p.4