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Tri County Clippings- Page Two Hundred Eighteen

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BACORN Robin Lee Bacorn

60, from Smithfield, Va., died September 27, 2012 at Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Va.  Robin was born March 1, 1952 in Sayre, Pa., to Robert and Pauline Bacorn.  He grew up in Chemung, N.Y., until his graduation from Waverly High School in 1970.  Most recently he worked as senior warranty administrator at Liebherr Mining Equipment in Newport News, Va.  He is survived by his wife Priscilla in Smithfield, Va., son Christopher from Endwell, N.Y., mother Pauline Hilliker from Chemung, N.Y., brothers Roger and Paula from Nichols, N.Y., Raymond and Patricia from Chesapeake Beach, Md., and sister Deb and Bruce LaRock from Chemung, N.Y., nephews, Greg, Ryland, Cory and Kyle and nieces Katharine, Madeline and Lindsay.  He was predeceased by his brother Randy in 1999, father Robert in 2001, and step-father Amos Hilliker in 2009.   Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.   Sayre Morning Times – October 2, 2012


BLOORE Susan Pattison – Mrs. O. Pattison died at her home on Main street (Elkland), Tuesday (13 Dec 1919), after a long illness.  The funeral was Friday afternoon at her home; burial in the family lot in Watkins cemetery.  Mrs. Pattison belonged to one of the oldest families in town and will be greatly miss in her large circle of friends.   Wellsboro Agitator, 17 Dec. 1919  Note:  Orville Pattison died in 1926   


BLOORE Susan Pattison – Mrs. Orville Pattison, of Elkland, died Wednesday afternoon.  The funeral was held Friday at 2:30 o’clock; interment in Watkins, N.Y.   Wellsboro Agitator, 17 December 1919.    


BLISS Anita Mane (Bliss) Butler

age 57, of Tioga, PA, died on Sunday, October 7, 2012 in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Born on September 7, 1955 in Blossburg, PA, she was the daughter of Russell Bliss and Sonya (Rathbun) Bliss Wheeler. Anita was employed as a bartender with the Pub in Tioga, PA. She enjoyed playing cards and spending time with her grandchildren. Anita is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Amber and Jason Croft of Tioga, PA; four brothers, Randy Bliss of Texas, Gene Bliss of Lawrenceville, PA, Doug Bliss of Utah, Stuart Wheeler of Wellsboro, PA; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Russanne and Mike Naven of Canada, Pat and Jerry Simcoe of Lindley, NY, Sue Thompson of Nelson, PA, Anjanette Wheeler of Mansfield, PA and two grandsons, Blake Schneider and Izaiah Croft of Tioga, PA. Anita was predeceased by her husband, Gregory Lynn Butler on March 15, 2007; a brother, Greg Bliss in 2011; her father and stepmother, Russell and Leona Bliss and her mother, Sonya Wheeler. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, October 12, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will be held immediately following calling hours at 6:00 PM at the funeral chapel with Pastor Steven Neff officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Anita's memory to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester, 333 Westmoreland Drive, Rochester, NY 14620.     Star Gazette – October 9, 2012 


BONNING Caroline I. (Bonning) HENDERSHOTT 

Age 94 died peacefully on Saturday September 22, 2012. She was predeceased by her father William C. Bonning of Athens, PA, her mother and stepfather, Edith and Howard Hildebrant of Riverside, CA, and her sisters Dorothy Thayer, Florence Bonning, and Teresa Bonning. Caroline is survived by son and daughter-in-law Robert and Shirley Hendershott, Elmira; son and daughter-in-law Scott and Karen Hendershott, Greene, NY. Also surviving are grandsons, Bobby Joe Kelly, Timothy Kelly, Garrett Hendershott, Kurt Hendershott and two great granddaughters and a great grandson. Caroline was close to her nieces, Donna and Katie, and nephews Dennis and Jim, all of Riverside, CA. Caroline was born in Athens, PA and spent her life in Chemung County, NY. During World War II Caroline worked at the defense plant in Elmira Heights. She then went on to a career in sales and interior design. She was employed for many years at Kobacker Furniture store in Elmira and Edgcombs Ethan Allen Carriage House in Elmira and Horseheads. She helped to design and furnish the interior of many homes in the Southern Tier. She was a longtime volunteer at Catholic Charities and Salvation Army. She especially enjoyed shopping, sewing and a good margarita. Caroline was blessed with the companionship of special friend Eleanor Covey. She and her family appreciated the wonderful aides from AIM and Family Services who helped her in so many ways; especially Connie and Judy. At Caroline's request there will be no calling hours. A Memorial Service is planned for October 10, 2012 from 4pm - 5 pm at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY. Memorial contribution may be sent to American Macular Degeneration Foundation,  PO Box 515, Northampton MA 01061


BOWEN Isaac – Sheriff and Mrs. Fred S. Husted attended the funeral of the late Isaac Bowen at Jersey Shore on Nov. 21.  Mr. Bowen died Nov. 19, of pneumonia.  He was a former resident of Blossburg, the eldest son of the late ex-Sheriff Stephen Bowen.  He was 64 years of age and is survived by his wife, one sister, Mrs. F.H. Stratton, of Blossburg, and two brothers – Evan Bowen, of Blossburg, and John Bowen, of Iowa.  Mr. Bowen had been a resident of Jersey Shore for 32 years.  He was for many years a passenger conductor on the New York Central railroad and was Chief of Police of Jersey Shore until that office was abandoned about six months ago by action of the borough council.   Wellsboro Agitator, 3 December 1919.        


BROWN Nancy Ann (Brown) Myers

Age 75 of Quebeck TN, formerly of Elmira and Wellsburg, NY, died Saturday, September 22, 2012 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville TN after a short illness with cancer. She was born September 19, 1937 to Andrew and Evelyn (Blanchard) Brown of Elmira. She is predeceased by her husband Walter Myers. Her surviving family includes her son, James Myers and wife, Wendy (Acre) Myers of Quebeck TN, her sister Alice (Brown) Stage of Horseheads, NY, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Nancy enjoyed caring for the elderly and the infirmed in their homes. Nancy was also employed at Artistic Card Company for several years prior to her move to Tennessee. A private family memorial was held in Tennessee at her son's home.    Star Gazette – October 7, 2012   


BROWN Pleme – Pleme Brown, a prominent resident of Holiday, suffered a stroke Saturday morning, says the Tioga Argus.  Members of his family returning to the house after doing chores at the barn found him partly dressed lying on the bedroom floor.  A doctor was hastily summoned and everything possible done for him, but he did not rally and died that evening.  He was over 70 years of age and is survived by his widow and several children.  The funeral was largely attended Tuesday.   Wellsboro Agitator, 3 December 1919.        


CAIN Catherine VanOrsdale – Mrs. Catherine VanOrsdale died at the home of her son, John VanOrsdale, at  Woodhull, November 18, of pneumonia, aged 65 years.  She was born at Jasper, N.Y., July 25, 1854, daughter of Jorn and Catherine Cain.  In 1885 she was married to Harlow VanOrsdale, of Jasper, and four years later they moved to Woodhull, where Mr. VanOrsdale died in 1913.  She is survived by her son, John, of Woodhull’; three step-daughters; Mrs. Levi Whiting, of Silver Springs, N.Y.; Mrs. Frank Brundage, of Hornell, N.Y., and Mrs. Frank Cadogan, of Buffalo; two sisters, Misses Ella and Margaret Cain, of Elkland, and three brothers, John Cain, of Elkland; Robert Cain, of Binghamton, and Daniel Cain, of Woodhull; also by five grandchildren.   Wellsboro Agitator, 3 December 1919.       



Adelbert H. Coates, 95 years of age of Lawrenceville, Pa. died Monday, Oct. 19, 1987 at the Broad Acres Nursing Home.  Mr. Coates was born Sept. 13, 1892 in Ulysses, Pa., the son of David and Mary Dean Coates.  He was a retired farmer.  Surviving are three sons, Ralph of Scio, N.Y., Bernard of Lawrenceville and Duane of Greenwood, N.Y.; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Doris) Cheeseman of Greenwood, N.Y., Mrs. Bart (Myrtle) Baines of Knoxville and Mrs. Ray (Betty Jean) Pals of Effingham, Ill.; 29 grandchildren, 76 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main Street, Mansfield tonight from 7 to 9.  Funeral services will be held there Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Vane Gunn officiating.  Burial will be in the Ulysses Cemetery.


COATES Bernard D. "Bill"

Age 74, of Lawrenceville, PA, died April 25, 2005 at home. He was born March 24, 1931 in Westfield, PA, the son of Adelbert and Clara Quackenbush Coates. Bill was a retiree of Dresser Rand, Painted Post, NY. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict with the 82nd Airborne in Japan, earning his Jump Wings. Bill was a member of Herbert Lee Webster Post # 235 American Legion, Tioga, PA, and had coached Little League Baseball in Hornell, NY, and Small Fry Baseball in Lawrenceville. Bill is survived by his wife of 51 years, the former Janet Jamison; sons and daughters-in-law, Steven and Carol of Tioga, PA, Scott of Tioga, PA, Joseph of Lawrenceville, PA, Michael and Amy of Tioga, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Scott Fay of Tioga, PA; a brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Louise of Scio, NY; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and Ray Pals of Effingham, IL, Myrtle and Bart Baines of Horseheads, NY; eight grandchildren, Steven, Matthew, and Dustin Fay, Brenton, Amy, Vincent, Lora, and Elizabeth Coates; and one great-granddaughter. He was predeceased by sisters, Ruth Short and Doris Cheesman; and brothers, Harold and Duane. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service Saturday, April 30, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. at the Tioga Presbyterian Church with Lay Pastor Debra Button officiating. Burial will be in Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY. Family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions in Bill's memory may be made to the Laurel Home Health/Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901.


COLEMAN Christopher C. Coleman Jr

86, of Rushville, died, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. Born May 25, 1926 in Rushville, he was the son of the late Christopher C. and Cecelia [McManus] Coleman Sr.  He was a graduate of Rush High School. He was a life-long dairy farmer and did custom field work on local farms. He enjoyed the outdoors, playing baseball in his earlier years, hunting and riding his four-wheeler. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, involved with the St Patrick's Cemetery Association, and formerly served on the local board of the former Agway Company.  Survivors include wife, Genevieve [Bomberski]; a son, Dennis Coleman of Rushville; a daughter and son-in-law, MaryAnn and Robert Haefner of Apalachin, N.Y.; grandsons, Joey and Mikey Haefner; brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Hugh and Eleanor Coleman of Elizabethtown; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, a son Bill Coleman, and grandchildren, Elizabeth and Christopher Haefner, predeceased him.  Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Friendsville. Please go directly to the church. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Montrose. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either St. Patrick's Cemetery Association, c/o Mike Coleman, 39 Curley Road, Montrose, PA 18801, or a charity of your choice.  Towanda Daily Review – October 13, 2012


COMSTOCK Margaret C. "Peg" Vaow

96, formerly of the Senior Citizens Building, Towanda and Monroe Township, Pa., died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at the Highlands Care Center in Laporte, Pa.  "Peg" as she was known by her family and friends was born Sept. 8, 1916 in Carbondale, Pa., the daughter of Ira and Carrie Bigelow Comstock. On Sept. 9, 1933 she married Fred C. Vaow in Skinners Eddy, Pa.  Peg was a member of the Monroeton United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge No. 1367 in Towanda.  She is survived by her son Dale Vaow of Glendale, Ariz.; daughters Donna Robinson of the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Township, Pa. and Dixie (Edward) Dickerson of Riddle, Oregon; sister-in-law Mary Comstock of Easton, Pa.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Fred C. Vaow, on Oct. 5, 1997; son and daughter-in-law Delbert R. Vaow Sr. and Norma Vaow; daughter and son-in-law Delta Lamphere and John Lamphere; son-in-law Leon Robinson and granddaughter Leah Robinson Rumsey.  Abiding with Margaret's request there will be no funeral service or calling hours. Contributions may be directed to the Monroeton United Methodist Church in Margaret C. Vaow's memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting the Vaow Family with arrangements.  Towanda Daily Review - October 9, 2012  


Frank M. (Bud) Conkright, 79, of 216 Main Street, Montour Falls, N.Y., died Saturday, Oct. 25, at Schuyler Hospital.  He served the Montour Falls Fire Department for 35 years and was a member of the Montour Falls Mechanics Club.  Surviving are his wife of 35 years, Rosalie Conkright; a son, Hugh Conkright of Wellsboro; three daughters, Mrs. Cora Ruth Allen of Ithaca, N.Y., Mrs. Pearl Tomassi of Montour Falls, N.Y., and Mrs. Ruby Vanags of Watertown, N.Y.; a sister, Mrs. Ellen Huslander of Newark Valley, N.Y.; a brother, John Conlright of Watkins Glen, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held today (Wednesday, Oct. 28) at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home in Montour Falls, N.Y., the Rev. George Norton officiated.  Interment was made in Montour Cemetery.


Thomas R. Connell, 58, of Dushore RD 1, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 1973, at his home.  He was employed as a carpenter by the Hopeman Lumber and Manufacturing Co., Williamsport.  He was a member of the Keystone District Council of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners.  He was born in Mildred on Nov. 6, 1914, a son of Thomas J. and Mary Delaney Connell.  Mr. Connell was a member of St. Basil's Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society.  A veteran of World War II, Mr. Connell was a member of Loyalsock American Legion Post 966, Dushore.  Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Mary Muldoon, of Waltham, Mass., and Mrs. Margaret Adamovich, of Page, Ariz.  The funeral was held Thursday at Tubach's Funeral Home, 206 Water Street, Dushore.  Burial was in the church cemetery.


COVERT Ida May – At 5:35 o’clock last week Monday morning, while Miss Ida May Covert, aged 60 years, was lighting a gas plate at the home of Andrew Jack, in Corning, there was a slight explosion and the flame set fire to her night dress.  She rushed to a bed and attempted to smother the flames with the bed coverings, partly succeeding before help came.  The firemen arrived promptly and used a tank of chemical compound to subdue the flames that had made considerable progress in the room occupied by Miss Covert.  She was so seriously burned that immediate removal to the Corning hospital was deemed best.  After intense suffering, death ensued at 11:20 o’clock the next morning.   Wellsboro Agitator, 10 December 1919.           


CRAWFORD, WARREN J.,  Services for Warren J. Crawford, 82, of Gillett, were held Oct. 27 at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore.  Rev. Richard Reeser, pastor of the Zion Lutheran Chapel officiated and interment will be in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery.  Mr. Crawford died at Robert Packer Hospital on Oct. 24, 1984 following a lingering illness.  He was born Nov. 16, 1901 in Cherry Twp., son of L. Preston and Mary Thrasher Crawford.  He had been engaged in the farming industry most of his life.  He was a member of Tombstone Sportsmen’s Club of Lovelton, PA.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Leontine Fenton Crawford who died in 1974, and by a son in 1972.  Surviving are eight sons; James E. of Columbia X Rds; Lewis P.of Sugar Run; Donald of Wyoming; Lloyd P. of Sugar Run; Gordon E. of New Albany; Ervin E. of New Albany; Walter C of Wysox and Jessie W. of Horseheads; daughters, Mary Anna Barber of Binghamton, Mrs. Thomas (Evelyn) Shaffer of Rochester and Mrs. Francis (Marilyn) Stringham of Bentley Creek; sister, Ellen Sheffler of Lemon, PA; fifty grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.  (TGR Nov. 1, 1984)


DeWITT Marjorie DeWitt Park

Marge died September 4, 2012, due to complications of Alzheimer's dementia. She was born in Buffalo, NY on April 16, 1929 to Elsie and Reginald M. DeWitt. Her parents, sister, Dorothy Evans and brothers Robert and Jack DeWitt, preceded her in death. Her children, Edward Adams Jr. (Elmira Heights) and Wayne Adams (Salt Lake City), Wayne's wife Kathy; stepchildren, Thomas and Stephen Park and Karen Park Canning; grandchildren, Kyle Adams (USN-Japan), Ashley Adams (Elmira), Lindsey Adams (NYC) and Walker Adams (Claremont, CA) and great granddaughter, Kadence survive her.  Marge moved to Elmira in 1959 in order to be near her sister following a divorce from her first husband, Edward Adams. A high-school graduate with additional secretarial school training, she worked for more than 10 years as the secretary to the plant manager at Remington Rand. During the late 1960s, she found her soul mate in Francis Park, an Episcopal priest who she married in November 1969. Tragically this marriage lasted only 3 years as he died at age 37 from heart disease.   She worked as the secretary to the Medical Director of the Elmira Psychiatric Center from the early 1970s until retiring in the mid-1990s. Highlights of her life include being named Secretary of the Year for Elmira in the late 1960s and touring locally and internationally with the Elmira Psychiatric Center's Mental Health Players. Marge was very involved in Grace Episcopal Church serving as a member of its choir and vestry. She also volunteered for the United Way, the Democratic Party and was on the board of Compeer.   In November 2006 she moved to Salt Lake City to be near her son Wayne. There she resided at St Joseph's Villa until her death.  A memorial service will be held at noon, Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Grace Episcopal Church, 375 W. Church St., Elmira, NY, followed by a luncheon at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations to Compeer can be made with checks sent to 550 E. Church St. Suite 104, Elmira, NY 14901, attention Lauren Shull.   Star Gazette – October 14, 2012  


DINTAMAN Mary C. (Dintaman) Mack

96, of Wellsboro, formerly of Harrisburg, died peacefully, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at the Green Home Nursing Home.   Born Sept. 19, 1916, she was the daughter of Charles C. and Ester (Seiders) Dintaman. She was the widow of William F. Mack. Mary was a member of the former Second United Church of Christ, Harrisburg. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family. Surviving are her son, Larry C. and wife, Kathleen (Dorwart) Snyder, of Wellsboro; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert, Charles, Thomas, Glenn and Arlanda Dintaman.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements entrusted to Neumyer Funeral Home Inc. 1334 North 2nd St., Harrisburg, Pa. 17102. 


DODGE Maude Burdick – Mrs. Kenway Burdick died at her home in Elm Valley, N.Y., Tuesday.  She was formerly Miss Maude Dodge, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alpha Dodge, who were a few years ago residents of Knoxville.  She is survived by her husband and three children.   Wellsboro Agitator, 31 Dec. 1919   


ELLISON David Claude Ellison

age 76, of McCoy St., Savona, NY, died on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Taylor Health Services in Bath, NY. He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Betty Ellison of Savona; step-daughter, Melissa (Charles) Gardner of Bath; grandson, Robert (Becca) Etterman of Victor, NY; great-granddaughter, Naomi Etterman of Victor; brothers, Jesse (Butch) Ellison of Watkins Glen, NY, Leland (Michiko) Ellison of MO, Raymond (Lorraine) Ellison of Monterey, NY; sisters, Kathleen (Charles) Tinker of Post Creek, NY, Bonnie Birch of NC; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, David was predeceased by his son, Timothy Ellison and brother-in-law, Duane Birch. Friends and family are invited to call on Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 11-1 p.m. at the Savona Federated Church, 20 Church St. in Savona. A funeral service will immediately follow there at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Nate Cooper officiating. Interment will take place in the family plot at Seamans Cemetery in Savona. Arrangements are with Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC in Corning. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations in David's name be given to Savona Federated Church, 20 Church Street, Savona, NY 14879.    Star Gazette – October 10, 2012  


Gerald I. Erway, 62, of New Cumberland, formerly of Johnstown, died unexpectedly Saturday, Nov. 7, at his home. Born Oct. 10, 1925, in Delmar Township, he was the son of Charles and Mildred S. Erway. A graduate of Charleston High School in 1941, he then served in the US Army during World War II.  He earned a degree in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University and worked in the engineering department of Penna. Electric Co. in Johnstown until his retirement. Surviving are his wife of 36 years, the former Phyllis Bowen; three sons, Glen of Greeley, Colo, Donald of Lebanon, Pa., and Fred of Manteo, NC.; one daughter, Shirley Eckstein of Irmo, SC.; five brothers, Lyle of Covington, Charles A. of Pittsburgh, Jack E. of Turtlepoint, Robert F. of Wellsboro, and Jess of Lititz; one sister, Margaret Winston Salem, NC; and five grandchildren.   (Note:  died in 1987)

 The many friends of Thomas Ellsworth Evans were saddened to learn of his death, Monday, June 26, 1972.  He suffered a fatal heart attack in Brookville, Ontario, Canada, while vacationing at his summer home on Lake Charleston. He is survived by his wife, the former Rachel Matthews; a daughter, Janet Evans Owlett; a sister, Dora E. Hoare, both of Wellsboro; a nephew, John Horne of Huntingdon Beach, California; and three grandsons, Edward, Steven and Thomas Owlett, all of Wellsboro. Thomas Evans was born in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, July 27, 1899, the only son of Thomas A. Evans and Nettie Bowen Evans.  He was a graduate of the Wellsboro schools and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Finance. Tom Evans was associated with the automobile business all of his life.  He operated the Evans Auto Company with Otis H. Evans in Wellsboro, until 1938, when he moved to Mansfield to begin his own automobile agency. At the time of his death, Tom Evans was a resident of St. Petersburg, Florida, residing at 16113 Second Street East, Redington Beach. His body will be cremated and the remains will be returned for final resting in St. Petersburg.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Robert A. Farrell, age 53 of Mansfield, died Tuesday, May 30, 1972 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  Funeral service was in the St. Tobias Church, Brockway, Pa.  Friday morning at 9 a.m.  The Rev. Lewis Herberlein officiated.  Burial was in St. Tobias Cemetery.  Memorial gifts may be made to the Mansfield College Scholarship Fund.  Survived by wife, Mary Margery Farrell; sons, Patrick R. Farrell, James M. Farrell, both of Mansfield; daughter, Miss Kathleen E. Farrell, at home; father, James A. Farrell of Brockway, Pa.; brothers, Edward J. Farrell of Jacksonville, Fla. and Eugene W. Farrell of Indianapolis, Indiana; sister, Mrs. Robert Griffith of Fairless Hills, Pa.; and two granddaughters.

James Reed Faux, 57, of R.D. 3 Mansfield, died Thursday, October 26 at the home of Nelson Gleason in Mansfield R.D. 3, of natural causes.  He was born May 14, 1915 in Michigan, the son of James and Millie Vanderhoof Faux.  There are no known area survivors.  Funeral services were held Saturday from the Kuhl Funeral Home at Mansfield.


FROST Rex Col.

Age 68 of NY and FL, died on October 5th, 2012 leaving behind a wife, Janice, of 47 plus years; also many family and friends. Burial October 12th at 1 PM at the Montour Cemetery everyone welcome!   Star Gazette – October 10, 2012

Star Gazette – October 10, 2012   


GAMBLE Daniel E. Gamble

age 61, of Sugar Run, Pa., died on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital with his loving family at his side. Dan was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on April 5, 1951, a son of Bill and Mabel Smith Gamble. He attended Wyalusing High School and graduated in the class of 1969. After school he went to Williamsport Area Community College to be an architect, until he received a draft notice, then he enlisted in the United States Navy. After the service he went to work with his father running the Wyalusing Planing Mill. Dan opened the B&D Car Wash in 1995, which he owned and operated. He also worked for Penelec for a number of years, from which he retired. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He loved being outside, hunting, fishing, Sudoku puzzles, and drawing. He was a member of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, and the Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534.  Surviving is his daughter Stephanie MacDonald of Wyalusing, Pa.; son Sean Gamble of Wyalusing, Pa.; mother Mabel Gamble of Sugar Run, Pa.; sisters and brothers-in-law Cindy (Tony) Adams of Sugar Run, Pa., Bitsy (Bill) Boyle of Cherry Hill, N.J. and Brenda (Ed) Dawe of Sugar Run, Pa;, grandchildren Jonathan and Jocelyn MacDonald; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Bill Gamble on November 6, 2011.  Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Services are under the direction of P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA 18853.   Towanda Daily Review – October 8, 2012 


GILBERT Leota M. Macensky

92, of Galeton, PA, died on Friday, October 5, 2012 at the Charles Cole Hospital, Coudersport, PA. Born April 14, 1920 in Germania, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Mabel (Menken) Gilbert. Leota enjoyed reading, gardening, sewing, quilting, tending to her numerous house plants, and most of all, spending time with her family. Surviving are a son, Steve (Kathy) Macensky, Galeton; four grandchildren, Kenneth (Marcy) Wallace, Michelle Wallace, Andrew (Kelly) Macensky and Stephen (Linn) Macensky; six great grandchildren, Jarryed, Salima, Brittany, Drew, Gorgia and Alli; a sister, Catherine Davenport, Knoxville, PA; a sister-in-law, Shirley Gilbert, Punxsutawney, PA and several nieces and nephews. Leota was predeceased by her parents; a daughter, Lorena Wallace; a brother, Leland Gilbert and a sister, Rita Mosch. Friends may call at St. Bibiana's Catholic Church in Galeton on Friday, October 12, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Following at 10:30 a.m., a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the church with the Rev. Joseph Dougherty as Celebrant. Burial will be in Germania Cemetery. Services have been entrusted to Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Galeton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Potter County Hospice.     Star Gazette – October 7, 2012  


CARL L. GOODWIN:  Carl LeRoy Goodwin, 77, of Wellsboro RD 2 died Sunday at his home. He was born Aug. 17, 1895 in Delmar Township, the son of LeRoy and Lois Clark Goodwin. He was a retired employee of the Wellsboro post office. He is survived by his widow, Martha Tipple Goodwin; two daughters, Mmmrs. Norman (Vada) Shaylor of  Wayne, N.Y. and Mrs. James (Lois) Powell of Wellsboro; three sons, James H., Marion W., and Stuart C. all of Wellsboro; three sisters, Mrs. Arthur Johnson, Mrs. Harry Evans and Mrs. Gordon Evans all of Wellsboro; a brother, Millard of Wellsboro; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


GOVER, ARTHUR EARL,  Services for Arthur Earl Gover, 48, of Mifflinburg, Pa were held Nov. 12 in that city.  Mr. Gover died suddenly Nov. 9, 1984 while hunting.  He was born Aug. 2, 1936 in Philadelphia, a son of Mrs. Anne Olnhausen Gover of Daytona Beach, Fl and the late Herbert M. Gover.  Before moving to Mifflinburg in 1983, he resided in Milan and was a Holstein dairy farmer for Bradford County for many years. During that time he served as the legislative representative for Bradford County.  Besides his mother and his wife, Joan Barton Gover, he is survived by three children; Arthur Gover of State College, Jennifer Gover of Troy and Patricia Gover, a freshman at Penn State Univ.; a sister, Mrs. Virginia Mullen, Daytona, FL; brothers, Herbert of Miami, Kenneth of Mobile, AL and Richard of Florida. He was preceded in death by a brother.  In lieu of floral tributes, memorials to the Herr Memorial Library, 500 Market St., Mifflinburg, PA 17844 in memory of Mr. Gover will be appreciated.  (TGR Nov. 15, 1984)


GRAVES Emma – Miss Emma Graves, of Tioga, aged 55 years, died Dec. 14, at the County Home.  The remains were taken to Tioga Wednesday for interment.  She is survived by one brother, Chas. Graves, of Dansville, N.Y., and one cousin living in New York state.   Wellsboro Agitator, 24 Dec. 1919.   


GROVER Benjamin D. “Ben” Grover

of Genesee, PA, died Tuesday, October 9, 2012 in the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA.  Born August 13, 1948, in Wellsville, NY, he was the son of Levi L. and Ruth Main Grover.   He was self-employed building contractor.  Surviving are: his mother, Ruth Grover of Genesee, PA; five sons, Benjamin J. (Theresa) Grover of Allentown, NY, John (Sue) Simons of Genesee, David Grover of Andover, NY, Levi (Nicholette) Grover of Wellsville, NY, Brandon Grover of Genesee; two daughters, Bobbisue (Nikolaos) Louvros of Wellsville, Kamryn Lewis-Grover of Genesee; four step-children, Sarah Short of Galeton, PA, Marcie (Thomas) Bundy of Whitesville, NY, Travis Varner of Genesee, and Paul (Eyvette) Golish of Genesee; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Joe (Robin) Grover of Cross Hill, SC and Lee (Linda) Grover of Genesee; five sisters, Dorcelia (Franklin Jack) Sunderlin of Ulysses, PA, Liz Main of Genesee, Mae (Joe) Empson of Ulysses, PA, Lois Grover of Shinglehouse, PA, and Sally Grover of Genesee; an uncle, Clarence (Alberta) Grover of Genesee; two aunts, Hattie (Jim) Robbins and Beuna (Bob) Fuller, both of Wellsville, NY; and nieces and nephews.   He was predeceased by his father; a brother, Karl Grover; two sisters, Janet Kalkbrenner and Joyce Sunderlin; and a great-grandson, Camron Fenti.   Friends may call Friday, October 12, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Mel Ternes will officiate. Burial will be in North Bingham Cemetery.   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Genesee Township Park & Recreation Fund, P.O. Box 153, Genesee, PA 16923.     Solomon’s Words for the Wise – October 10, 2012



Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, November 19, 1924

Mrs. Dinah Hallock Simons, aged 84 years, died Nov. 4, at her home in Austinburg, after a long illness. About two weeks before her death Mrs. Simons was stricken with pneumonia. She was born July 1, 1840, daughter of Daniel and Sylvia Hallock. She was married to Richard W. Simons March 8, 1857. To them were born five children, Perry A. Simons, of Woodhull, N. Y.; Dellah, deceased, wife of W. A. Cook; Geo. M. Simons, of Troupsburg, N. Y.;  Mrs. Amy Thomas, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Ella Bonney, of Troupsburg, N. Y.  She is also survived by 22 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.       


Frank Harold Harkness, 89, of 4 Sherwood St, died Friday, August 25, 1972 in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was born Dec, 28, 1881 in Salamanca, N.Y., the son of Henry and Marion Teeter Harkness. He was a member of the United Methodist Church here and a retired postal employee. There are no  survivors, Private funeral services were held Sunday at the Tussey Funeral Home. The Rev. William A. Snyder officiated. Burial was in Wildwood Cemetery, Salamanca,

Max L. Harman, 88, of 341 Lowe St., South  Wil1iamsport, died Thursday, Oct. 29, in Sycamore Manor, where he had been a resident since April. Born in Williamsport Oct. 1, 1899, he was the son of Joseph 0. and Clara Neece Harman, After 40 years with the former Hurr’s Dairy in South Williamsport as a wholesale milk salesman, he retired in 1961. He was a member of Lodge 106, F and AM and the Williamsport Consistory. His wife, the former Ruth Hurr, died in January 1982. Surviving are a son, Lyle E. of Wellsboro; a daughter, Mrs. William Dixon of Harrisburg; four brothers, Willard, Joseph and Leo, all of Williamsport, and Orville of Montoursville; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Jenks of Ontario, Canada, and Mrs. Rhea McGee of Williamsport; five grandchildren, and a great-grandson, Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Noll Funeral Home, South WiIIiamsport. The Rev. Robert L. Driesen, pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church, South Williamsport officiated. Burial was made in Monntoursville Cemetery.

Miss Daisy P. Harrington, age 84 of 213 Liberty Street, Bath, N.Y., formerly a resident of Mansfield for many years, died Thursday, April 20, 1973. Funeral service was held at the Jones Funeral Home, Bath, Saturday, at 3 p.m. The Rev. Wendell Winnigh officiated. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Bath. Survived by one niece, Mrs. Joyce Briggs of Bath; one nephew, John Harrington of Rochester. She was a member of the Centenary Methodist Church of Bath and a member of N.Y.S. Retired Teachers Association. She taught at Beecher School
in Elmira for many years until her retirement In 1947.


George Leo Harris, 78, of Wellsboro RD 4, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 1973, at his home. He was born Sept. 19, 1894, in Wellsboro, a son of Charles and Lucy Miller Harris. Mr. Harris was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Corning, N.Y. He was a retired employee of the former New York Central System with 42 years of service. Mr. Harris was a member of the Brotherhood of railroad Trainmen. Surviving are his wife, the former Louise Plano, and a sister, Mrs. Lula Plano, of Corning. The funeral was held Saturday in St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning. Msgr. John J. O’Brien, pastor of St. Peter’s Church, officiated.


HARRIS Herbert G. Harris (Herb)

83, died on Tuesday October 2, 2012 at the Elcor Nursing Facility in Horseheads, N.Y. Born Nov. 6, 1928 in Brookneal, Va. to the late Walter G. and Lena Hundley Harris.  Herb was predeceased by his brother Edward Harris in 1991. Survived by one sister: Vivian Bowles of Union, New Jersey. Herbert is also survived by his wife Katharine Bakley Harris; four daughters: Sheryl (Ricky) Rudolph, of San Antonio, Texas; Cynthia M. Harris of San Antonio, Texas; Barbara J. Waples of Elmira, N.Y.; Jeana L. Harris of Waverly, N.Y. Four sons: Arthur (Stephanie) Harris of Morrisonville, N.Y.; Michael (Joan) Harris of Elmira, N.Y.; David G. Harris of Elmira, N.Y. and Vincent W. Harris of Waverly, New York. Nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Many nieces and nephews. In 1954 to 1956 Herbert served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.  A sewing machine mechanic for Don Simmons Sr. at Sayre Lingerie in Sayre, Pa. for 28 yrs. A barkeep for Tommy's In Crowd of Waverly, N.Y. for many years. Loved to read and was an avid fan of the New York Yankees. Always glad to tell a story of his early years.  The celebration of Herbert’s life will be Friday, October 12, 2012 at In His Presence Church, 1155 Richards Street, Elmira, New York with the Pastor David Fleming honoring his memory at 11 a.m. A luncheon will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to one’s favorite charity.    Sayre Morning Times – October 9, 2012   


HATCH Gannon John

Our Little Angel, Gannon John Hatch, infant son of Curtis John Hatch and Elmyra Ann Cary, went to Heaven on Sunday, October 7, 2012, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, PA. He is survived by his parents; grandparents, Jody and Cindy (Bailey) Cary of Knoxville, PA, Jason and Tammy Hatch of Elkland, PA and Holly Bennett; great-grandparents, Freddie Hatch, Jeanette Cary, Roy "Fred" and Judy Tompkins and Gary and Phyllis Stone; his aunts and uncles, Maddy and Haley Hatch, Lacy Bailey, Brock Ransom, and Denise, Jake, Mason and Grace Cary; and several cousins. He was predeceased by his great grandparents, Herman Cary and Roberta Hatch. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family to help with expenses. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – October 11, 2012   


HOLLENBECK Larry L. Hollenbeck

Murrells Inlet, SC: Larry L. Hollenbeck, age 75, died Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at Tidelands Community Hospice House. Born on February 1, 1937 in Elmira, NY he was a son of the late Charles Hosmer and Ann (Smith) Hollenbeck. Larry retired from Kennedy Valve in Elmira, NY as an Inventory Control Manager and moved to Myrtle Beach, SC in the late 90s. He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Myrtle Beach. Larry loved taking long strolls along the beach and at Brookgreen Gardens with his wife Joann. Larry enjoyed golfing, bowling, genealogy, and Civil War history. He loved all things electronic. He taught himself computing and web design and volunteered both extensively. Larry was a devoted Buffalo Bills fan who enjoyed watching his team snatch defeat from the jaws of victory each Sunday during football season. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margo Haner Hollenbeck on March 28, 1985. Survivors include his wife, Joann Schroeder Hollenbeck of Murrells Inlet; sons, Ron (Catherine) Hollenbeck of Elmira, NY and Kevin (Brenda) Hollenbeck of Penn Yan, NY; a daughter, Annie (Allen) Quintana of Salt Lake City; grandchildren, Sarah, Jennifer and Gabrielle Hollenbeck, Katherine and Michael Quintana; brothers, Jerry Hollenbeck and Ted (Darlene) Hollenbeck both of Florida; numerous nieces and nephews and his cousin Robert (Joyce) Hollenbeck of Elmira, NY. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, October 15, 2012 at St. Michael Catholic Church with Father Ray Carlo officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice House, 2591 N. Fraser St. Georgetown, SC 29440. Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.    Star Gazette – October 12, 2012


 Lena H. English, 84, of RD#4, Williamsport, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, in the Muncy Valley Hospital, where she was admitted Monday, Dec. 21. Born Oct. 16, 1903, at Oak Home, she was the daughter of Jehiel and Sarah Brion Hostrander. She was formerly employed by the former Hearthstone Bakery and the former Eastern Star Nursing Home in Williamsport. Mrs. English was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Williamsport. A son, Paul, died April 27, 1987. Surviving are two daughters, Esther and Betty, with whom she resided; two sons, Frank of RD#2, Linden and Milford of South Williamsport; a sister, Mrs. Orpha Johnson of Williamsport; two brothers, Howard Hostrander of Blossburg and Harry Hostrander of RD#2, Jersey Shore; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A private funeral service was held Saturday, Dec. 26, at Sanders Funeral Home, Williamsport.  The Rev. Henry S. Terre-Blanche, her pastor, officiated. There was no invitation.  The family provided the flowers. Burial was made in Green Lawn Memorial Park.


IMPSON - Corning Resident Dies in One Car Accident Sunday
Elton F. Impson, 38, of Corn-ing, died of a broken neck following a one-car accident Sunday morning at 1:10 on Rt. 6 about 1 1/4 miles east of Wells-boro. Mr. Impson was driving west on Rt. 6, when he apparently fell asleep and failed to nego-tiate a slight curve, Mansfield state police said. His car crossed the road, struck a cement culvert and overturned, coming to a rest on its top, police said. Mr. Impson was taken to Wellsboro Hospital, where he was listed as dead on arrival by Dr. Harry Williams, Tioga County medical examiner. Dr. Williams said Mr. Impson died of a broken neck.


JACKSON Gary Robert, 50

9/27/1962 - 9/28/2012

Elmira: Survived by mother, Norma Jackson (Zuchowski) and father, John Jackson. Sister, Betty Dennany (Jackson). Daughters, Megan Greenwald (Jackson), Laura Jackson and Kara Jackson and Niece Amanda Dennany. He was a wonderful, creative mind. He worked as a product designer for many years and his passion for drawing and innovation were a gift that will not be forgotten. Anyone who was close enough to know him well will know how much he will be missed and cherished in memories. A private service will be held in Rochester for immediate family & friends. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home.    Star Gazette – October 7, 2012   


JONES Gary R. Jones

of Dearborn, Mich., died on Sept. 25, 2012, at home.  He was born Nov. 11, 1947 in Wellsville, N.Y.  He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Christine; three sons, Bill (Martina), Las Vegas, Nev.; Scott (Amy), Chelsea, Mich.; Tim, Grand Rapids, Mich.; father, Harold, Wellsboro; sister, Christine (Jace) Steadman, Knoxville; brother, Doug, Westfield; sister-in-law, Edwina (Fred) Benson; brother-in-law, Pierre (Camille) Gosselin, all of Michigan; and six grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his mother, Pauline Jones; father and mother-in-law, Edwin and Lucille Gosselin.  A private viewing was held on Sept. 28 at the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, Dearborn, Mich., with a memorial service held on Sept. 27 at the First United Methodist Church of Dearborn.   Wellsboro Gazette – October 9, 2012  


KERR Betty Jean (Kerr) Serfas 

Age 83, of Woodbury, TN, died Monday, October 1, 2012 at Stones River Hospital. A native of Elmira, NY, Betty was a retired civil service worker, homemaker, and a member of the Methodist Church. Betty was predeceased in death by her parents, Robert Victor Kerr and Mildred Mae Black Kerr; by her brothers, Art, Jim, and Ralph Jr. and her son, Roger. Betty is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Milton K. Serfas of Woodbury and her children, Milton K. (Linda) Serfas Jr. of Woodbury, Gary (Michelle) Serfas of Shelbyville and Bonnie Herrell of Murfreesboro. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Kim (Mike) Maynard, Ken Serfas (Kasie), Heather Serfas, Travis (Emily) Serfas, Jason (Ryan) Serfas, Jennifer (Steve) West and Melissa (Dale) Hines; eleven great-grandchildren; her dear friend, Winnona Winters; her sister, Mary Palmer and many, many nieces and nephews. Funeral services celebrating Betty's life were held Thursday, October 4, at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Brother Herb Alsup officiating.    Star Gazette – October 7, 2012    


KOLB Lillian – While mentally deranged, Miss Lillian Kolb, 48 years old, housekeeper for Edward Whalen, a contractor, of Towanda, shot and killed herself in her room at the Whalen home last week Monday morning.  Miss Kolb got up as usual, went about her work, and prepared breakfast for the other members of the household.  After the meal the housekeeper and Mr. Whalen retired to one of the rooms in the front of the house, where Miss Kolb began to talk at random.  Finally she left and went upstairs, saying, “Well, I guess I’ll go.”  Mr. Whalen walked to the next room and was about to sit down when he heard the fatal shot.  Rushing upstairs, he found the woman lying across the bed with a bullet hole through her breast and the clothes about its opening smouldering.  The fire caused by the heat of the concussion was quickly put out and a doctor’s aid summoned.  The woman was not conscious after firing the shot.  The fact that her clothes were set afire is evidence that she must have pressed the firearm close to her body before pulling the trigger.  Miss Kolb is survived by a sister, Mrs. Sellnow, of East Towanda, and by two brothers.   Wellsboro Agitator, 3 December 1919.       


KOPY Helen (Kopy) Kopij

died after a brief illness, Monday, October 8, 2012, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  She was predeceased by her parents, Andrew and Honorata Kopy and a brother, Joseph. She is survived by her husband Kazimierz (Kas); a brother John (Mary Ann) of New York; cousins Justina and Richard Aron of Long Island, N.Y.; and special cousins Ken and Pam Harris of California. She was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church, Endicott, and a retired IMB Corp. employee. Helen will be missed by all that knew and loved her.  The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of 8NW at the Robert Packer Hospital and especially acknowledge Dr. Matthew Novak and Kelly for the excellent care Helen received during her stay and the time before her illness. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, October 12, at 11 a.m. at the St. Anthony of Padua Church, 306 Odell Avenue, Endicott. Entombment will be in Riverhurst Cemetery, Endicott. The family will receive friends at church Friday from 10 a.m. until Mass time at 11 a.m.   Sayre Morning Times – October 11, 2012  


LATTIMER - Lena Nichols, 78
Lena Nichols, 78 of Waverly RD 2, died early Sunday morning, April 23, 1978, at the Tioga General Hospital.  Born Aug. 30, 1899 in Bristol, Pa., she was the daughter of Abram and Louisa Bristol Lattimer and had resided in the Valley most of her life.  She was a member of the Waverly Methodist Church.  Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Frank (Dorothy) Wilson, Sr., of Waverly; Mrs. Herbert (Hilda) Erhardt of Homosassa, Fla.; Mrs. Charles (Eva) Cunningham of Plant City, Fla.; and Mrs. William (Beverly) Cooper of Waverly; two sons, Abram and Paul Nichols, both of Waverly, 26 grandchildren; 48 great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Elmer (Ruth) Vanderworker of Hornell, N.Y.; one brother, Beebe Lattimer of Athens, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends may call at the Kolb-Allgeier Funeral Service, 445 Waverly St., Waverly,  Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral and committal service will be held at the funeral home Wednesday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Robert Benson, pastor of Waverly United Methodist Church will officiate.  Burial will be in the Emory Chapel Cemetery, Waverly.


 Mrs. Minnie R. McClain, age 81, RD 3, Wellsboro, died March 1, 1976 at the Age Haven Home in Wellsboro.  She was the widow of Clarence E. McClain.  Born December 1, 1894, in Lock Haven, the daughter of David and Melinda Lehman, she was a retired weaver, having worked in numerous silk mills.  She was a member of the Centenary Methodist Church at Elmira. She is survived by son Clarence of Jersey Shore; one brother Everett Lehman of Beaver Dams; three grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Kelchner Funeral Home, 125 N. Main, Jersey Shore, Thursday, March 4, at 2 pm.  The Rev. David E. Kimberly officiated.  Interment at Jersey Shore Cemetery.


LOUDENSLAGER Margaret – Miss Margaret Loudenslager, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Loudenslager, of Painted Post, died last Tuesday morning at 11:55 o’clock.  She was born 22 years ago at Liberty, Pa., and graduated from the Painted Post High School in 1914.  In 1915, she entered the offices of the Ingersoll-Rand Company, where she was employer at the time of her death.  About two years ago she entered the Arnot-Ogden hospital in Elmira to become a nurse, but was forced to give up and returned to her work at the Ingersoll-Rand office, on account of ill health.  On Halloween of this year her engagement to Vine C. Ramsdell, of Flint avenue, was announced.  The wedding was to have taken place next June.  She had been a member of the Painted Post Baptist church for six years.  Miss Loudenslager is survived by her parents, by one sister, Marian, and three brothers, Samuel, Earl and Harold.   Wellsboro Agitator, 17 Dec 1919.   


Dorothy Lush Means, 78, of 39 River Street, Galeton, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, at home. Born at Galeton, Aug. 29, 1909, she was the daughter of Harry and Lillian Simons Lush. A 1927 graduate of Galeton High School, she graduated from the Binghamton City Hospital School of Nursing in Binghamton, NY in 1931. She had been a nurse at the Galeton High School for over 20 years and was a former secretary of the West Hills Cemetery Association. Mrs. Means was a member of the Galeton Presbyterian Church and the Friend X Class, a ladies group at the church. Surviving are her husband, Clifford Means; a brother, Charles Lush of Galeton; a cousin, Marian Simons of Attica, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many good friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 24, at the First Presbyterian Church in Galeton. The Rev. Beverly K. Lyon officiated. Burial was made in the West Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Collins Funeral Home in Galeton. The family provided the flowers.  Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Potter County Hospice Group, the First Presbyterian Church, the Gale Hose Ambulance Co. and the Galeton Library Memorial Fund.


MARTIN Katherine Ann Mosher – Mrs. Katherine Ann Martin Mosher, aged 81 years, widow of the late Charles W. Mosher, who died in 1901, died Sunday morning about 10:30 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S.A. Kelsey, of Wellsboro, R.D. 6.  She was born Sept. 18, 1838, at News B?ss, Ireland, and came to this country in 1846.  She was married to Charles W. Mosher at Big Flats, N.Y., 63 years ago.  To them the following children were born:  Elizabeth S., wife of R.R. Hakes of Chippewa Falls, WI, Edith I., wife of W.A. Smith, of Virginia, Minnesota; Otis G. Mosher and Margaret M., wife of S.A. Kelsey of Wellsboro.  Mrs. Mosher had been a member of the Methodist church for many years and was highly esteemed by all who knew her.   Wellsboro Agitator, 3 December 1919.       


MATKOSKY John W. Matkosky 

Was laid to eternal rest on Friday, October 5, 2012. He was born on January 6, 1943 in Mobile, AL to John and CoraLee Matkosky. Mr. Matkosky has battled lung cancer and most recently a partial hip replacement in Rochester, NY. As a young man, Mr. Matkosky enjoyed hunting and fishing on the lake and was most at home in the woods enjoying nature. He was a kind and gentle man and every morning he could be found at his beloved mothers having breakfast and discussing the day's events. He will be truly missed. Mr. Matkosky retired from Thatcher Glass after many years of service and at one time holding the position of supervisor. He is survived by his beloved mother, CoraLee Matkosky of Elmira Heights; beloved sister, Cathy (Ronald) Bostic of Whitesboro, NY. He was predeceased by his father, John Matkosky; brother, James Matkosky and also by his beloved Fannie, who he is now reunited with. Rest in peace my son and brother. All services were held privately and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.    Star Gazette – October 12, 2012   


Word has been received here of the death of Goodwin Matthews, age 73 of North East Maryland. He died Saturday, October 7, 1972.  Funeral and Burial were in Maryland. Survived by wife, Mrs. Mary D. Inscho Matthews; 1 son, Bowdoin of Panama and 1 grandson.


James E. Mattison, age 91 of Gaines RD, died Tuesday, December 25, 1973, at home.  Funeral services were held Friday at 2 pm with Rev. Daniel Meilheim officiating.  Burial in West Hill Cemetery in Galeton. He is survived by three sons, Thomas Mattison of Westfield, Daniel Mattison, at home; four daughters, Mrs. Margaret Pellegino of Kingwood, W.Va., Mrs. Esther Bryington of Gaines, RD, Mrs. Mazie Roush of Duncannon, Pa., Mrs. Daisey Simonetti of Galeton, RD; two brothers, Russell of Gaines RD, Carl of Painted Post, NY; 23 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Marshland Grange.



Word was received here last night of the death of Fred Mauger, formerly of North Towanda, who was killed in Buffalo yesterday morning.  Details of the accident are not available to us yet.  Fred Mauger was the brother of John BAILEY of North Towanda.  NOTE:  I believe that he was the brother-in-law of John not the brother.  John's obit states he was married to Lillian Mauger.  RHW.  April 10, 1930, Towanda Daily Review. 


Russell A. McConnell, 71, of Auburndale, Fla., formerly of Wellsboro, died at 6 pm Saturday, April 7, 1973, in the Winter Haven Hospital, Winter Haven, Fla. His wife, the former Mabel Long, formerly lived in Jackson Twp., Lycoming County. Mr. McConnell was a retired grounds superintendent for the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Mr. McConnell was a member of the Auburndale United Methodist Church. He was a past master of Osceola Lodge 717, F&AM. Surviving, besides his wife, are a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Corey, and a son, Donald, both of South Hadley Falls, Mass., four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


McDONALD Dorothy A. Griswold 

Big Flats: Age 88, of Big Flats, NY went to be with her Lord peacefully Wednesday, October 3, 2012. Dorothy was born May 20, 1924 in Corning, NY a daughter of the late Omar and Susan Henyan McDonald. She was a graduate of Corning Northside Blodgett High School and was employed with Knickerbocker's Soda Bar for many years. She was a Charter member of the Big Flats American Legion Women's Auxiliary and a member of the Eastdale Baptist Church in Montgomery, AL. She is predeceased by her husband, William E. Griswold and granddaughter, Julie Berry. Dorothy is survived by her family; daughters, Janice Kozinsky Lynch, Sandra (Michael) Wood Berry, Dawn Wood Collins (loving partner Stanley "Petie" Reed), Darla (Bert) Wood Adams; son, Dr. Brett (Janet) Wood; grandchildren, Shawn Lynch, Jennifer Berry, Scott Bayley, Matthew Bayley, Mark Bayley, Laira Bigham, Andrew Boyd, Hannah Wood, Charlotte Wood, Robert (Kathleen) Adams, and Melissa Adams; six great grandchildren; brother, Lawrence McDonald and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 2PM-4PM with her Funeral Service to follow. She will be laid to rest alongside her husband at Hope Cemetery, Corning, NY at the convenience of the family. The family would like to express their gratitude for the support of CareFirst (formerly Southern Tier Hospice), Alzheimer's Association , and Council on Aging. Kindly remember these agencies through memorial contributions.     Star Gazette – October 7, 2012 


John E. Michael, age 84, of 50 Mann St., Mansfield, died Tuesday, November 28, 1972 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Funeral services were held on Friday at 11 am at the Cotterall Funeral Home, Freeland, Pa., the Rev. Ralph Witmer officiating.  Burial was in St. John Cemetery, Conyngham, Luzerne County, Pa. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Brace of Mansfield, Pa., three grandchildren; three great-granddaughters, one brother Arthur Michael of Toms River, NJ, six sisters, Mrs. Bernice Vannauker of Aliquippa, Pa., Mrs. Pearl Probert of Freeland, Pa., Mrs. Eva Brueningsen of Hazelton, Pa., Mrs. Rachel Mohan of Freeland, Pa., Mrs. Helen Ferguson of Montoursville, Pa., Mrs. Bernard Moser of Montoursville, Pa.  Mr. Michael was a retired steam fitter.  He was born July 6, 1888 in Pittston, Pa.


MICHAELS Edward W. Michaels 

Fawn Twp, PA: 75, died unexpectedly on October 4, 2012 doing what he loved, tending to his campground. He was born July 2, 1937 in Elmira. Son of the late Warren and Marion (Savage) Michaels. He was a General Manager for Penn Allegheny Coal Co. for 30+ years. A former member of Pitt Golden Panthers and International Blue Grass Musical Assoc. He was a 1958 Univ. of Pittsburgh graduate. He served as Co-Captain of the Pitt Panthers. In 1958, Vince Lombardi personally came to his employer, David Tesone, to recruit Ed for the Green Bay Packers, Mr. Tesone replied, "Ed already has a job". After his retirement, he and his wife, Francine organized bluegrass festivals at the site of their log home and campground for 18 yrs. When the festivals ended, he continued working every day taking care of his campers. He is survived by his wife, Francine R. (Doshen); son, Todd of FL; sister, Laurianne & Ted Clark of Elmira; brother, Ken & Judy Michaels of Pine City.    Star Gazette – October 14, 2012  


MILES Arlene Rita (Miles) Whitney

76, died peacefully on October 7, 2012 at F.F. Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua, NY. Arlene was born January 21, 1936 in Elmira, the daughter of Phillip Sr. and Susan Miles. She was a member of Turner-Schrader Post 34 Womens Auxiliary and enjoyed spending time with her family and reading. She is survived by three sons, Richard (Alicia) Whitney, Ronald Whitney and Randy Whitney; five grandchildren, Richard, Jordan, Matthew, Justin, and Emily Whitney; and brother, Phillip E. Miles Jr. Friends may call on Thursday, October 11 from 4-7pm at Halsted-Patrick Funeral Home, 19 North Main Street, Manchester, NY. A memorial service will be held 7pm Thursday at the funeral home.    Star Gazette – October 10, 2012


The funeral for Fred R. MILLER will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Evangelical United Methodist Church with the Rev. John A. Bromeland officiating.  Burial will be in Oakwood Cemeter. (Rochester, Minnesota)  Mr. Miller, 85, of 928 10th St. S.E., a retired IBM employee, died of complications of pneumonia Tuesday (July 28, 1998) at Rochester Healthcare Center after a brief illness.  Born May 11, 1913, in Blossburg, Pa., he grew up there and graduated from Blossburg High School.  On Sept. 5, 1936, he married Pauline Schultz, in Elmira, N.Y., and they lived in the Endicott, N.Y., area.  Near the end of World War II he served in the Army.  Mr. Miller began a 35-year career with IBM in Endicott, transferred to the Rochester (Mn) plant in 1956 and continued with the company until his retirement in 1972 as a quality control engineer.  His wife is a homemaker.  He was a member of the Rochester Masonic Lodge, the Order of the Eastern Star, IBM Quarter Century Club, Evangel United Methodisd Church and Grandma’s Angels Men’s Prayer Group.  He enjoyed camping and belonged  to serveral camping clubs.  Survivors include his wife: two sons, Bob of Oakland, Calif., and Gary of Eveleth, Minn.: three daughters, Sandra Watters of St. Paul, MN., Cheryl (Mrs. Dennis) Tiffany of Atlantic, Iowa, and Beverly Miller of Long Island City, N.Y.; three grandchildren: and three great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by an infant son and an infant grandson.  Friends may call an hour before the service Saturday at the church.  Vine Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Memorials are sugguested to Evangel United Methodis Church.

Hjaln Nelson of Greensburg, formerly of Covington and Morris Run, died at 9:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 1967, at his home. He was 80. Mr. Nelson, who was retired, had been a mineworker in Morris Run before moving to Greensburg to work in a steel mill. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Nelson, also of Greensburg, and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Sandberg and Mrs. Frank Bystrom, both of Elmira, N.Y. The funeral and burial were in Greensburg.



Elmira: Age 74, died very unexpectedly on Saturday, October 6, 2012 after a sudden illness. Carl was born in Elmira on June 21, 1938, son of the late Charles E. and Margaret (Egan) Proper. Carl is survived by his bride, and friend of 30 years, Linda Strange Proper; daughter Lisha A. BeGell of Elmira with her sons, Dylan S. and Logan S. BeGell; sisters and brother-in-law, Shirley Earley of Sun City FL, Beverly and James Close of Interlaken NY; nieces, Laurie, Connie, Sharon, Lynda and Julie. Also surviving are many close friends. Carl was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He retired from WETM-TV in 2006 with over 40 years in broadcasting. Carl was very involved in the community. He was a board member and former president of the Arctic League, former board member of Glove House and the American Red Cross. Carl had a long association with Elmira Little Theater. He was a member and former secretary of the IATSE Local 289. Carl had a passion for golf and enjoyed traveling, especially to Europe and the Caribbean. Private services will be held. Donations in Carl's memory may be directed to the Clemens Center, Arctic League, or the Chemung County SPCA.  


PRZYMUSIK Alberta P. Shaw

Age 86 of Elmira Heights and formerly of Florida, died after a long illness on Friday, October 12, 2012. She was born in Elmira on February 5, 1926 to Stanley and Mildred (Carpenter) Przymusik. Alberta is survived by her husband of 66 years, Thomas Shaw Jr.; daughters, Jacalyn (Terry) O'Herron of Horseheads, Karen Riley also of Horseheads; grandchildren, Julie (Chris Anderson) O'Herron, Tim (Jennie Fiske) O'Herron, Patrick O'Herron, Tracey (Josh) Collins, Melissa Riley; great grandchildren, Gregory and Eileen Anderson, Reese O'Herron; sister, Joyce Wood of Elmira, NY; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Rita Roe, Marilyn Shaw and William Shaw all of Horseheads, NY and Ted Shaw of Florida. She was also predeceased by her son-in-law, Joe Riley; sisters, Josephine Dekoschak, Frances Paska and Margaret Kowalski. Alberta was a longtime and devoted employee of both Sears and J.C. Penny's Department Stores in Elmira and Florida. She attended St. Mary Our Mother Church and was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother who also loved to travel. At her request, service with the Barber Funeral Home Horseheads will take place privately. Those wishing, may remember Alberta with memorial to Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA, 2435 St. Route 353, Elmira, NY 14903 or Alzheimer's Association Rochester Chapter, 435 East Henrietta Rd. Rochester, NY 14620

 Star Gazette – October 14, 2012  


REPARD Claude – Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Mills were greatly shocked by a message from Jersey Shore Saturday morning, stating that Mrs. Mills’ brother, Claude Repard, aged 38 years, had committed suicide by shooting himself in a fit of temporary insanity at the home of his sister, Mrs. Rachel Ranch, with whom he had been making his home.  Mrs. Ranch was seated at the breakfast table when she heard the shot.  She rushed upstairs and found him on the bed, blood gushing from a wound in his forehead.  A physician was immediately called, who said the shot had killed him instantly.  A note was found addressed to his sister.  It indicated that he had planned to kill himself and stated what disposition should be made of his two children.  Mr. Repard has not lived with his wife for the past year.  This, together with other trouble, is thought to have been the cause of the shooting.  Several months ago, at his own request, he was taken to Danville asylum for treatment.  He was there about two months and improved so much that he came home and reported for work.  He was a fireman on the N.Y.C.R.R. and was a member of the B. of R.T.  Besides his wife and children, he is survived by the following sisters and brother: Mrs. O.B. Coolidge and Mrs. Ranch, of Jersey Shore; Mrs. I.C. Tomb, of Corning; Mrs. Lewis Crumn, of Leetonia, and Mrs. Lewis Mills, of Morris, and Raleigh Repard, of Jersey Shore.   Wellsboro Agitator, 17 December 1919.


RUSSELL Horace G.   

Death Summons Well Known Nichols Man, Horace G. Russell.  Nichols Jan 26.  Horace Gardner Russell died at his home in Nichols, Sunday afternoon, Jan. 19 at 2 o'clock, aged 66 years.  The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30, Rev. Benjamin Klauser officiating.  Interment was in the Nichols cemetery.  Besides his wife Lettie, Mr. Russell is survived by two sons, Dr. Herman Russell of New York City and Allen of Nichols and two brothers, William of Orwell and C.G.  Russell of Nichols.  Mr Russell was born in Orwell, but has lived in Nichols for 13 years.  He has been active in politics and was a clerk at Albany for 8 years.  He was an intimate friend of Representative STALKER.  Mr. Russell also held office of county committeeman for a number of years.  Mr. Russell was an active member of the Presbyterian church up to the time of his death. RHW. Jan 27, 1930, Towanda Daily Review.   


SCHULTZ - Pauline Miller
ROCHESTER-The funeral for Pauline (Schultz) Miller will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Ranfranz & Vine Funeral Homes with the Rev. John Bromeland of Evangel United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Rochester, MN.  Mrs. Miller, 84, of West St. Paul, formerly of Rochester, died Tuesday (June 10, 2003) at Southview Acres Health Care Center in West St. Paul, where she had lived since July 1999.  Pauline Schultz was born June 19, 1918, in  Blossburg, Pa., and grew up and graduated from Blossburg High School in Pennsylvania.  On Sept. 5, 1036, she married Frederick R. Miller in Elmira, N.Y.  She was a homemaker.  Her husband worked for IBM and they lived in Endicott, N.Y. area before moving to Rochester in 1956.  Mr. Miller died Jul6 28, 1998.  She moved to West St. Paul to be near a daughter.  She was a active member of Evangel United Methodist Church and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Good Sam Camping Club.  Survivors include two sons, Bob (Maureen) of Oakland, Calif., and Gary of Braham, Minn.; three daughters, Sandra Watters of St. Paul, Cheryl (Dennis) Tiffany of Atlantic, Iowa, and Beverly Miller (Michael Kassin) of New York, N.Y.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Two brothers and a sister preceded her in death.  Friends may call an hour before the service Friday at the funeral home.



Wellsboro Gazette – Wednesday, September 16, 1981

Robert J. Sumner, 64, of Mansfield, died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1981, in the Veterans Administration Hospital, Bath, N.Y.   Born March 26, 1917, in Charleston Twp, he was the son of Omer and Matilda Docweiler Sumner.  He was an Army veteran of World War II and served in the European Theater of Operations. Mr. Sumner was a self-employed carpenter.  Surviving are three brothers, Richard and Raymond, both of Mansfield, and Omer, of Millerton; and two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Thomas, of Tucson, Ariz, and Mrs. Ethel Verbanic, of Elmira Heights. N.Y.  The funeral was held Friday at the Kuhl Funeral Home. Mansfield.  Burial was in the National Veterans Administration Cemetery, Bath.  The Rev David H Weidman, pastor of Lambs Creek Bible Church, officiated.    


SWETLAND Marcia Merritt

93, of Ulysses, PA, died Tuesday, October 9, 2012 in her home. Born December 22, 1918, in Syracuse, NY, she was the daughter of Miner and Helen Rappleya Swetland. On October 4, 1948, in Richmond, VA, she married Stanley T. Merritt, who predeceased her in 1993. She was a nurse at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville, NY for several years. Surviving are: seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a sister, Audrey Butler of Wellsville, NY; and four nieces and a nephew. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, Etta J. Beckhorn, in 1996; a son, E. Burley Pease in 2009; and two brothers, Morgan Swetland and Carlton Swetland. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, on Sunday, October 14, 2012 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM, with Funeral Services at 3:00 PM. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948.    Star Gazette – October 12, 2012  


TEDESCO Glenna (Tedesco) Twarkusky

81, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., died on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012. She is the wife of the late Joseph Twarkusky who died on May 6, 1994. The couple married in January of 1960 and had 34 happy years together.   Family and friends are welcome to call from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 1093 W. Main St. Troy, Pa. The funeral service to honor Glenna's life will follow the viewing at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11 at the funeral home with her pastor, Rev. Chris Nauta officiating. The graveside committal service and burial will take place at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 at Princeton Memorial Park, 403 Gordon Road, Robbinsville, NJ 08691.  Glenna was born on June 16, 1931 in Forest City, Pa., a daughter of the late Emil and Georgia (Rogers) Tedesco. She was a pharmacy clerk for Silk's Pharmacy in Trenton, N.J. until her retirement in 1995 after 13 years of service. Glenna was a member of the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church and was a former member of St. Mark United Methodist Church in New Jersey. She was a member of the Bowling 500 Club, both locally and nationally, and bowled in numerous leagues in New Jersey. She was also a member of the DAV Auxiliary Joseph McNerney Chapter, and was a former member of the Lou Gehrig Ladies Auxiliary.  Glenna is survived by her children Virginia (Joseph) Campioni of Berlin, Md., Joseph G. (Tracy) Twarkusky of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; her granddaughters Jennifer, Deanna, Sara, and Haley; five great-grandchildren; her sisters Emelia (Robert) Tomko of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. and Martha Vincent of Wysox, PA, her brother Emil E. (Eilene) Tedesco of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., along with several nieces and nephews.   Glenna was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Joseph, and her sister Eunice Brecht.  Memorial contributions may be made in Glenna's memory to the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church, 6700 Austinville Road, Columbia Cross Roads, PA 16914.    Towanda Daily Review - October 10, 2012   


THOMAS Clayton – Dr. Clayton Thomas, formerly of Charleston, died Nov. 24 at the Tioga County Home.  The remains were taken to Tioga Wednesday for burial.  His age was 73 years.   Wellsboro Agitator, 3 December 1919.     


THOMAS Frederic G. Thomas

62, of Owego, N.Y., died on Tuesday October 9, 2012 at Wilson Hospital after a long battle with kidney disease.  He is survived by his wife, Linda Thomas; his six children Lori Widrig, Mike Thomas, Ruth Thomas, Darren and Colleen Martin, Danielle and Earl Hendrickson, Sarah and Rocky Smith; his grandchildren Cindy Lynn, Kevin, Beth, Deanna, Megan, Joshua, Geophrey, Payton, Kim, Jesse; his brother and sister-in-law Carl Frank “Chip” and Diana Thomas; his sisters and brother-in-law Margaret and Robert Brooks, Ruth Ables; sister-in-law Vicky Thomas; many nieces and nephews; many cousins including especially Gloria and Ron Whittemore, Bob and Mertie Sturdevant; and many good friends.  He was predeceased by his father Frank Thomas; his mother Jewel Hubbard Plass; and his brothers James and Doug Thomas.  Fred was born in Johnson City, NY on July 11, 1950. He enjoyed singing as a member of the Nichols United Methodist Church choir and also the Owego Choral Society. Fred volunteered his time for the Owego Strawberry Festival and was an avid supporter of the Red Cross blood drives, being the recipient of three gallon pins.  He was especially dedicated to his family.  AFuneral Service will be held at Richards Funeral Home, Rte. 17c West, Owego, N.Y. 13827 on Saturday October 13, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Donna Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Candor, NY. Family and friends are invited to visit at Richards Funeral Home on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution in memory of Fred to the Kidney Foundation or the Red Cross.   Sayre Morning Times – October 12, 2012   


VAUGHN Charles – Charles Vaughn, a life-long resident of Wellsville, N.Y. was instantly killed Thanksgiving day when an air compressor exploded and hurled him through a thick concrete wall.  He was crushed to a pulp and was dead long before help arrived.  Mr. Vaughn was 33 years old.  He was employed by the Sefo Oil and Gas Company, on a lease near Wellsville.   Wellsboro Agitator, 3 December 1919.       


WALSH Margaret M. (Conroy) Walsh

94, of Peoria, Ariz., formerly of Wellsboro, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.  Born Nov. 1, 1916, in Bronx, N.Y., she was the wife of the late Dermot P. Walsh.  She was a former member of Holy Child Catholic Church in Mansfield and was an active volunteer for Meals on Wheels and Partners in Progress for many years.  Margaret is survived by two sons, Vincent Walsh of Northbrook, Ill., Michael Walsh, of Santa Fe, N.M.; one daughter, Kathleen Walsh of Glendale, Ariz.; four grandchildren, Raquel Carleton, Billianne (Adam) Morrell, both of Tioga, Colleen Walsh, Matthew Walsh, Kate Moon; and three great-grandchildren, Ian and Abbey Carleton and Kate Morrell, all of Tioga. She is predeceased by a son, Daniel T. "Moose" Walsh in 2005.   Private services will be held in Arizona. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Child Catholic Church, 242 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. 16933.    


WEBB E.J. – Mrs. Leonard Baker has received word of the death of her brother-in-law, E.J. Webb, who was killed in a street car accident in Jackson, Mich., Dec. 21.  Mrs. Webb will be remembered as Florence Harvey, formerly of Mansfield, a sister of Mrs. Leonard Baker and Mrs. H.C. Graves, of Elmira.  Mr. Webb is survived by four sons, besides his wife.   Wellsboro Agitator, 31 Dec. 1919.         


WILSON Charles Luther – Charles Luther Wilson, aged 57 years, of Delmar, died at 9:10 p.m., last Thursday, Dec. 18, of Bright’s disease, after an illness of more than a year.  He is survived by his wife, whose maiden name was Emma M. Stowell, and by four children – Roger Erwin Wilson, of Wellsboro; Elwyn Luther Wilson, of Delmar; Mary Louisa and Glen E. Wilson, at home; also by two sisters and one brothers, Mrs. Emma Davis of Hancock, N.Y.; Mrs. Ella Chiss, of Chrochton, N.Y., and Frank H. Wilson, of Delmar.   Wellsboro Agitator, 24 Dec 1919        


ZANDER Zelma M. Hoar

95 formerly of Gap died peacefully in her sleep on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at Fairmount Homes of Ephrata. She was the wife of the late George E. Hoar who died on Nov. 4, 2007. At that time they had been married for 69 years. She was born in Sadsbury Township, daughter of the late Harry W. and Mary Woerth Zander.  She was a member of Bellevue Presbyterian Church of Gap, where in the past she taught the children's Sunday School Class, sang in the choir and helped in the kitchen. She assisted her husband in business at the Deerskin Leather Shop of Kitchen Kettle Village, Intercourse. She graduated from the former Paradise High School, class of 1934. Zelma enjoyed knitting, crocheting and reading.   Surviving are two children, H. Lee, husband of Mary Ellen Yuninger Hoar of Covington, Margaret A., wife of Paul N. Allison, Jr. of Gap; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Ann Eby and a brother, Lloyd J. Zander.  There will be no viewing. A memorial service will take place from the Bellevue Presbyterian Church, 810 Newport Ave., Gap, Pa., on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. William S. Davies, Jr. officiating. Friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of service. Interment will be private prior to the memorial service. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Progeria Research Foundation, P.O. Box 3453, Peabody, Mass. 01961-3453, for Zelma's great grandsons Nathan and Bennett.  Arrangements by the Shivery Funeral Home, Inc., Christiana & Paradise.  Wellsboro Gazette – October 9, 2012   



? Unknown DWYER – Mrs. William Dwyer, widow of the late William Dwyer, died last week Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Kerwin, in Blossburg.  Mrs. Dwyer was 71 years of age.  She was born in Ireland, February 2, 1848, and came to this country when a young woman and spent her early life at Windber.  The past several years she spent in Covington and Blossburg.  She was the mother of seven children, of whom survive: Mrs. Thomas Kerwin, of Blossburg, Edward Dwyer of Clyburn; William Dwyer of Berlin, Pa.; John Dwyer of Windber who is now a patient at the Blossburg hospital.  Funeral services were held at St. Andrew’s Catholic church Wednesday morning.  The remains were taken to Windber for burial.  Wellsboro Agitator, 24 Dec. 1919.    


 Mrs. Anna Eyster, 45, of York, Pa., became Tioga (Pa.) County's ninth traffic fatality late Friday night when the car in which she was a passenger struck a parked vehicle and utility pole on Rt. 287, just within the Wellsboro Borough limits. Tioga County Coroner, Dr. Harry Williams, said Mrs. Eyster died at the scene of a broken neck.  She was a passenger in the car driven by her husband, Gordon E. Eyster, 46.  He was treated for head and back cuts and leg bruises at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro and released. Two other passengers in the Eyster auto, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Flory of York RD 6 were not injured.  Police said the two couples were vacationing in the area. Borough police said Eyster was driving north on Rt. 287 Central Ave., when his car dropped off the right shoulder onto a washed out portion of the highway and lost control.  The car crossed the road, skidded 260 feet, and struck a pickup truck parked in Charles Rice's front yard. The car then struck a nearby utility pole on the passenger side, ejecting Mrs. Eyster against the pole. It was the first traffic death in Wellsboro for 1972. About six hours earlier, Tioga County recorded it's eighth 1972 traffic death when Mrs. Hanna Knecht, 60, of Gaines RD 1 died when her car was struck broadside in front of her home on Rt. 6 1 1/2 miles west of Gaines. Mansfield state police are continuing their investigation of that accident.  The driver of the car which struck Mrs. Knecht's auto, Dennis C. Ellis, 17, of Gaines, is hospitalized at the Wellsboro Hospital in satisfactory condition.

Democrat & Chronicle
August 17, 1928 page 1
A little more than two hours after he had been locked in a cell at  the Franklin Street Station charged with illegally possessing a  revolver and brandishing it before his wife, while demanding a divorce, according to police, Leo BARCHENOUGH, 33, early this  morning attempted to take his life by hanging himself in his cell  after scribbling a farewell note. His makeshift noose consisting of his tie, handkerchief and part of his shirt, with a loop about his neck and the other attached to the bars at the top of his cell door, broke and he fell to the cement  floor.  His head struck on the side of his steel bunk and he suffered a severe scalp laceration that rendered him unconscious. Acting Lieutenant Charles ROTH, on duty at the time, heard the fall and rushed to the cell from where he attempted to revive the unconscious man with cold water.  The ambulance at the Genesee Hospital was summoned and BARCHENOUGH treated by the surgeon.  The note he left was addressed to "Dear Rhea" and read, "I have got in wrong on account of booze.  I have lost you honey through it.  I'm dying a game way.  Leo." After being revived and his head bound by the surgeon, BARCHENOUGH was returned to his cell where a close watch was kept over him for the remainder of the morning and until he can be arraigned in City Court.  His arrest came late last night when he appeared at the home of his wife, 39 Johnson Place, according to the police, and  brandishing a 38 caliber revolver demanded that she give him a  divorce or pay with her life for her refusal.  He had left her about four years ago, she said. At the height of the irate husband's threats, a roomer ran from the house and notified the police.  Motorcycle policeman Thomas VAN AUKER, of the Franklin Street Station, rushed to the house where he arrested BARCHENOUGH on a charge of illegally possessing a revolver and took the gun away from him. The wife, who goes by the name of her first husband, and is known as  Mrs. Lottie ALLARD, told police that she was separated from  BARCHENOUGH a short time after they were married and that recently  he has been demanding a divorce.  During BARCHENOUGH's visit the house was in an uproar police report, and it was feared that a shooting might occur.  BARCHENOUGH is said  to have come to this city a few days ago from Elmira and since that  time had been drinking according to police.   > --submitted by Patricia Stillwell Mims

? Unknown McCULLOUGH – Mrs. Robert W. McCullough died recently following an operation at the hospital in Lock Haven, Pa.  Mrs. McCullough was the wife of State Inspector of the Highways Robert W. McCullough and spent the past three months in Lawrenceville with her husband, where she made many friends.  She was a woman of charming personality, says a correspondent, and her untimely death is deeply regretted by a large circle of friends who extend their sympathy to the bereaved husband.   Wellsboro Agitator 31 Dec. 1919.   


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