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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
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Bradford County PA

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Joyce's Search Tip - February 2010 

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Elsie M. Ingerick, 85 years old, of 649 4th Avenue in Gallipolis Ohio, widow of late W. L. Ingerick. She was born October 21, 1887 in Wellsboro, the daughter of late Joseph and Wilhelmina Liebick Barnauer. She is survived by two sons, Joseph, of Point Pleasant, West Virginia and Dr. Alfred L., of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and five grandchildren. Preceding her in death were one brother and one sister. She was a member of the Gallipolis Presbyterian Church. Funeral services were held on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. from McCoy, Wetherholt and Moore Funeral Home in Gallipolis, Ohio, with Rev. L. H. Stebbins officiating. Burial at Ridge Lawn Cemetery, Huntington, West Virginia.

COWLES, FANNIE E.,    Fannie E. Cowles, 61, of Cogan Station, Pa., died October 7,1987 in Williamsport.  She was born on December 7, 1925 in Grover, PA, the daughter of Oscar A. and Mary Hopper Barnes.  She was a member of the Light and Life Chapel in Williamsport.  She was predeceased by her husband Henry Cowles who died in 1956.  Surviving are sons, William D. and Henry Wade, both of Williamsport, Gary M. of Cogan Station, Jeffery L. of Cogan Station and Nickey R. of Williamsport; daughters, Mrs. Bonnie L.Lutz and Ms. Mary V. Williams of Williamsport; brother, Arthur D. Barnes of Alba; sister, Hazel B. Benson of Troy; 15 grandchildren.  Funeral services were held October 10 at the Light and Life Chapel in Williamsport with burial to be in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.  (TGR Oct. 15, 1987)

BOSEK Ralph E. of Galeton, PA 91, died Sunday, June 25, 2006, in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. Born October 13, 1914 in Galeton, he was the son of Frank and Julia Zengerle Bosek. On August 15, 1941 in Galeton, he married the former Virginia E. Weber, who survives. He was a World War II Veteran, serving with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theatre. He owned and operated Bosek's Garage in Galeton for many years. He was a member of St. Bibiana Church in Galeton, the Knights of Columbus, and Raymond Richar VFW Post #6611 in Galeton. Surviving besides his wife are: two sons, Frank (Lori Clark) Bosek of Gaines and Kevin (Karen) Bosek of Wilkes-Barre, PA; two daughters, Carole (David) Gath of Penn Yan, NY, and Janet (Jeffrey) Fox of Scotia, NY; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, William Bosek of Rochester, NY; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Ruth Rankin. Friends may call Wednesday, June 28th, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 a.m., Thursday in St. Bibiana Church, Galeton. The Rev. William M. Calabrese will be the celebrant. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to the Gale Hose Ambulance, Galeton, PA 16922, for a charity of donors choice.

Dorothy, G. Age 84, of 1496 County Route 60, Elmira, NY 14901, died Friday, July 7, 2006, at her home after an extended battle with cancer. Dorothy was born on January 8, 1922 in Vineland, NJ, daughter of the late Raymond W. and Helena (Getman) Call. She was predeceased by her husband, J. Lewis Lovell of Chemung, NY; brother, Raymond B. Call; and sister-in-law, Dorothy S. Call of Elmira Heights, NY. Dorothy is survived by her nephews, Ronald (Margaret Ann) and Gary (Ellie) Call, both of Rochester, NY; niece, Diane (John) Baggett of Clayton, NC; great-nephews, Steve, Rob, and James Call, Jon Ward and Ryan Baggett; great-niece, Lori Lagler. Dorothy graduated with honors from Southside High School in 1941. During WWII Dorothy was an outstanding player for the girl's softball league. She was later inducted into the Elmira Woman's Sports Hall of Fame. Following graduation she was employed by Hogg-Nichols Inc., a plumbing and heating contracting firm in Elmira. In 1954 she became owner and CEO of the corporation. She was the first woman in New York State to hold such a position in this type of business. Prior to retirement in 1979, Dorothy was named Chemung County Business Woman of the Year, served as a Director of the Chemung Co. Chamber of Commerence, served on the Board of Directors of the YWCA and of Tanglewood Nature Center, and was a speaker for various business foundations. After retirement Dorothy organized NEWS, the National Executive Women's Society. It was a women's business organization that continued for twenty years until men's clubs began accepting women members. She was also a member of the local SCORE program, a group of retired executives working under auspices of the Federal Small Business Ownership Program covering New York State, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Following that she was appointed to the National Director's position. She was honored in Washington D.C., receiving an award that previously had been presented to Federal Employees. Dorothy was a member of the Lake Street Presbyterian Church, where in former years she had served as teacher, deacon and trustee. In 1991 she married the only love of her life, J. Lewis Lovell. For many years prior to her passing, Dorothy with assistance of her friend, Janice Henrich, adopted dogs that needed to be rescued. Her personal slogan was, "There is always room for one more." Family and friends are invited to call Monday, July 10, 2006, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. John Baggett officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions in memory of Dorothy can be made to the Chemung Co. Humane Society/SPCA.

Margaret Clark Hair, 75, of Balley Hill Road, Findley Lake, N.Y., died Tuesday, March 12, 1974 in the Medicenter, Erie, Pa. She was born April 25, 1898, in Bronx, N.Y., the daughter of Richard and Ella Backus. She served during World War I as a Yeoman 1st class, U.S. Naval Reserve, Brooklyn Naval Yard. She lived in Findley Lake for 50 years, was a member of the Findley Lake American Legion and Auxiliary, and a Red Cross representative for 15 years. Survivors include her husband, Arthur M. Hair, Sr.; four sons, Arthur M. Jr., York, Pa.; Bryce A., Wellsboro, Pa,; Edward M., North East, Pa.; and William G., Frewsburg, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Etta Cotter, Mrs. Priscilla McCoy and Mrs. Ella Jesberger, all of Rhinebeck, N.Y. Fern Rebekah Lodge held memorial services Thursday at 8 p.m. Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Spitzer Funeral Home, Clymer, N.Y. Rev. Ethel Kinney officiated. Burial was in the Mina Cemetery, Findley Lake, N.Y.

Wellsboro Gazette
August 31,1950
MILES CRIST – Mrs. James Waldron was called to Williamsport Wednesday by the death of her uncle, Miles Crist.  Submitted by

Mrs. Ethel M. Hall, 55, of 7 Bower Place, South Corning, died Sunday, July 23 at 7:55 a.m. at Roswell Park Memorial Institute in Buffalo where she had been a patient for about a week. Born in Luzerne County, Pa., on August 13, 1916, she was the daughter of Harold and Mabel Stanton Deir. She married Thomas J. Hall on January 21, 1935 in Avis, Pa. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Corning. Surviving in addition to her husband are five sons, James H. of Manfield, Edward W. of Coopers Plains, N.Y., Donald G. at home, Larry D. of Phillipsburg, N.Y., and Raymond L. of Addison; a daughter, Miss Rhonda Hall at home; a brother the Rev. A. William Kyler of Dansville, N.Y.; sisters, Mrs. Harry Mogran of State College, Pa., Mrs. Harry Gray of South Corning, Mrs. Roy Williams of Altoona, Pa., Mrs. Betty Woodside of Big Flats; and 14 grandchildren. The body was at Carpenters Funeral Home in South Corning with Funeral services held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Albert Fisher officiating. Burial was in Coopers Plains Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Roswell Park Memorial Hospital or to the American Cancer Society.

Judith Irene Of Churchill Place in Big Flats, New York, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family after an extended illness. Judi was born in Brockton, Massachusetts, to William and Doris (Peterson) Doherty. She married George R. Brewster in 1963 in Randolph, MA. Her first 21 years of marriage were dedicated to raising her family. In 1984, she identified a need in the community for a service to help families relocate to the area. Judi founded Gaffer Country Relocation to fill that need. Over the next twenty years, she helped hundreds of families and students transition into the Southern Tier. She retired in 2004. Her interests involved spending time with her family, shopping with her friends and vacationing on Cape Cod. Judi will be remembered for her commitment to her family and friends, her selflessness and her undying love for her grandchildren. She will be missed by all, but forgotten by none. Her survivors include her husband, George; three sons, Rob and Judith Brewster of Conway, NH, David and Karen Brewster of Bel Air, MD, and Patrick Brewster and his fiancé, Heather Pryslopski of Painted Post; two brothers, David and Jeanne Doherty of Conway, NH, and George Doherty of Tamworth, NH; six grandchildren, Sara Margaret, Allison Doherty, Colin Thomas, David Andrew, Donovan Patrick, and Abigail Christine; several nieces and nephews. Judi was predeceased by her brother, William Doherty, Jr. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Mary's Church, 155 State Street in Corning, on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. with the Reverend Philip Billotte officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Corning following the Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Judi's name to the Southern Tier Hospice Association and the Falck Cancer Center.

DRAKE Roger G. Age 84, formerly of Elkland, PA, died July 3, 2006. It was Roger's wishes that funeral services be private. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA.

DUNN Marvin E. Age 91, of Elmira, NY died on June 24, 2006 at Elcor Health Services. He is survived by nieces, Daurene McCarrick, Shirley Miller, Joyce Miller; stepson, Tim Jones. It was Marvin's request that there be no calling hours and a private graveside service be held at the convenience of the family.

Frances Age 80, of Elmira, NY, died at her home on Saturday, June 17, 2006. She was born on December 29, 1925 in Buffalo, NY, to the late Frank and Pearl Elias. Frances is survived by her sons, Raymond (Rose) Spearman and Frank Taylor; daughters, Margaret (Dennis) Rivenburg, Rosemarie Holleran, Patricia (Francis) Culver and Rebecca (John) Laba; special grandchildren, Katherine (Jason Brinkerhoff) Taylor, Jean (Bill) Koen, Elizabeth and Angela Laba; along with many other grandchildren and great-grandchildren. It was Frances' wish that all services be held privately and at the convenience of the family. James D. Barrett Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Word had been received in Wellsboro of the death of Mrs. Ada English Hamilton or Orlando, Florida, formerly of Union, N.J. Mrs. Hamilton resided at Union for forty years before moving to Orlando four months ago. She died at an Orlando Hospital on November 5. At the time of death, she was residing at the home of her daughter, Barbara, Mrs. Benjamin Robinson of Orlando. She was born in Wellsboro on Mary 13, 1888, the daughter of James and Nancy Wilson English. Mrs. Hamilton was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter at Union, N.J. where she also served as Worthy Matron. She was also a member of the Union Historical Society, the Masonic Foundation Committee and an officer of the Elizabeth Shrine in whose organization she was instrumental and which she represented as a delegate at many out-of-state conventions. Besides her daughter, she is survived by two nieces, Mrs. Celia Kelsey Reed of Chatham, N.J. and Mrs. Carolyn Field Robinson of Washington, Pa. Funeral services were held at the McCracken Funeral Home in Union on Wednesday on November 7th with burial on November 8th at the Hollywood Cemetery in Union.

FUDALA Frank, Jr. Age 52, of W. Palm Beach, FL formerly of Elmira, NY died on February 4, 2006, A Mass will be held on July 3, 2006 at 9 a.m. at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, Watkins Glen, NY, interment to follow in Montour Cemetery, Montour Falls, NY.

ROBERT GARTLAND:  Robert Gartland, age ,66, died in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, October 21st following a brief illness. He was born in 1907 in Wellsboro the son of Joseph and Jane O’Connor Gartland. He was a retired engineer with the Bell Telephone Company. He is survived by three daughters, all of Washington, D.C. and a cousin, Paul Nugent, of Wellsboro. He will be well remembered in Wellsboro where he visited annually. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, October 24 at St. Albans Church in Washington. Burial was in Washington. Paul Nugent of Wellsboro and his nephew Dr. Joseph English of Williamsport attended funeral...[Transcriptionist's note:  Newspaper clipping cut off here].

Elma G. Age 86, of Elmira, died at her home on Monday June 19, 2006. Elma was born December 28, 1919, a daughter of Edwin A. and Nellie Ludlow Gere. She is predeceased by her husband Harry S. Tipton, Jr., son Harry S. Tipton, III, sister Alice Lambertson, and special aunt Dr. Marjorie L. Rowe. Elma is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Arthur R. and Mikki Tipton of Elmira with daughters, Alexis and Abbe; daughter and son-in-law Sarah G. Tipton-Lowe and Russell Lowe of Auburn, MA with children Ryan and Rebecca; daughter-in-law Jill Schroeder Tipton of Hammondsport with daughter Christine; brothers and sisters-in-law, Edwin A. "Shifty" and Doris Gere, Jr., of Amherst, MA and Ludlow "Bones" and Arline Gere of Syracuse, NY; along with several cousins, nieces and nephews. Elma was a 1937 graduate of Elmira Free Academy and a 1941 graduate of Elmira College. She served her country in the U.S. Army during WWII and was stationed with the Occupation Forces in Austria. Upon her discharge she had attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. Elma was a life long, active member of Trinity Episcopal Church. She was also very involved with numerous community groups and organizations. Friends are invited to a Memorial Service on Thursday, June 22, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 304 North Main Street, Elmira. Donations in Elma's memory may be directed to either Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning NY 14830 or SPCA, Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home

Mary L. Age 67 of Elmira, NY died on Wednesday July 5, 2006 at the Arnot Ogden Medical after a courageous battle with cancer. Mary was born April 30, 1939 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Richard and Emma Jacobus Guirey. She was also pre-deceased by her brothers-in-law and sister-in-law Donald Sniezak, Marty Grabijas, and Verna Monczynski. "Lou" loved doing crossword puzzles, gardening, planting flowers, and bird watching. She also enjoyed helping her daughter with various charities for the community and volunteering at Elcor Nursing Home for several years. "Lou" is survived by her loving and supportive husband Stephen F. Grabijas-Christy (Steve Christy); her loving daughter and best friend Susan A. Swan and her fiancé Lewis Cook and granddaughter Paige Cook; son: Thomas W. Swan of Florida; sister: Ann Lander; brother: Richard Guirey; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Ann & Jack Heltman, Char Sniezak, Al Monczynski, and Fran Grabijas; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Tuesday July 11, 2006 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Mary's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with the Rev. Robert C. MacNamara officiating. It was "Lou's" wish that she be remembered through an act of kindness to one's fellow man or by a contribution to the charity of one's choice.

Harold H. Hampton, 88, of Riverside, Calif., died Monday, Sept. 21 in California. Born in Wellsboro, May 2, 1899, he was the son of Emerson and Mary Hampton. He is survived by his wife, Catherine Hampton of Riverside, Calif.; two daughters, Jean Silsby of Fla. And Elizabeth Reneker of Calif.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held Sunday, Sept. 26 in St. Michaels Episopal Church in Calif. Father John Gerstead officiated. Interment was made in New York. Memorial donations may be made to St. Michaels Episcopal Church. Arrangements were made by Acheson and Graham Garden of prayer Mortuary.

Donna Jean "Hand" Age 70, of Campbrook Rd., Osceola, PA, died July 2, 2006 at her home after a long battle with cancer. She was born August 5, 1935 in Tuscarora Twp., NY, the daughter of George Wendall and Georgia Rice Hand. She worked for many years in the furniture business and later as a banker. She enjoyed working with the cancer society and with hospice care in Sarasota, FL. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Lewis; son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Ellen Gorzycki, Virginia; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Tom Riggs, Green Bay, WI; grandson, Luke Riggs, Green Bay, WI; sisters, Nell Cook, Addison, NY, Erma (Richard) Rogers, Addison, NY, Joyce (Bill) Gridley, Addison, NY, Doris Hand, Sarasota, FL; brothers, Wendell Hand and James Allen, Elmira, NY; several nieces and nephews. There will be a celebration of Donna's life Thursday, July 6, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. at the Butler Hill Baptist Church, RD, Knoxville, PA. Rev. William O'Neil will officiate. Memorial donations may be made to the Tioga Co. Chapter of the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. 3rd St., Williamsport, PA 17701, or your local hospice. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA.

Kenneth Hart. 50. of Ogden, Utah, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 1991. Born Aug. 19. 1941 in Nauvoo, he was the son of Floyd L. and Marguerite Hart. He graduated from Liberty High School. Surviving are his mother, Marguerite of Ogden; father, Floyd of Nauvoo; and sister, Phyllis Kalnins of Arlington, Texas.

HARVEY William L. "Bill" Age 91, of Elmira, died Wednesday, June 21, 2006, at home. He was born November 12, 1914, to William and Elizabeth Harvey. His beloved wife of 62 years, Arlene Badgley Harvey predeceased him in September 2002. William is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Lewis Elia, Carol and John Pendleton; his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Kevin and Karen Sweet, their children, Brendan and Lauren, Shannon and Marc Stemerman, their children, Chloe and Jack, Michael and Shannon Pendleton, their children, McKayla, Evan and Abbi. Bill was a hard working man, dedicated husband and father. He truly enjoyed and loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. An avid reader, Bill loved the outdoors, camping and good food. He spent many years with the Boy Scouts Troop 6 of Elmira. His dedication to the Scouts earned him the Silver Beaver Award. Other interests included Chemung County history, Mark Twain, travel and photography. There will be no calling hours, a memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Bill to the Chemung County Historical Society, 415 E. Water St., Elmira, NY 14901, or Steele Memorial Library, or the Boy Scouts Of America. Arrangements entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.

George M. Heatley, age 68, of Paterson, New Jersey, formerly of Wellsboro, died on October 5th, 1979, at St. Joseph’s Hospital following an extended illness.  Born in Antrim, he was a retired mechanic and worked for many years at Evans Auto Company in Wellsboro.  He also worked as a mason attendant for Clyde Campbell.  He is survived by sisters, Doris Paris of Fairlawn, N.J., Sadie Fiester, Hughesville, Jean B. Campbell, Wellsboro; brothers, Curtis of Watertown, N.Y. and William of Sacramento, California.  Funeral arrangements were made by the Vander Plaat Colonial Home where services were held on October 8th.  Burial was at the George Washington Memorial Park, Fairlawn, N.J.

Graydon Atwood Heddings (Butch) 25, of Danville, Pa, RD 1, formerly of Mansfield, died in Williamsport Hospital Emergency Room at 10:28 p.m. January 11, 1974.  Dr. James English, deputy Lycoming County Coroner said Heddings died of a crushed chest.  His death was the first traffic fatality in Lycoming County in 1974.  The driver of the car was injured fatally when his vehicle crashed into the rear of a slow moving tractor trailer truck on Montgomery Pike, 2 miles south of Williamsport at 9:35 p.m.  He was born Aug. 31, 1948 in Lewisburg, Pa.  Mr. Heddings was an employee of the Susquehanna Supply Co.  Surviving are his wife, the former Suzanne Whitteker of Mansfield, and a daughter and son, Tammi Lynn and Randolph Lee both at home; parents, Graydon and Betty Robbins Heddings of Danville, RD 1; and sister, Mrs. Alice M. Yeager of Arnot.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Tancks Funeral Home of Milton with burial in Harmony Cemetery, Milton.

HETRICK Thomas E. Age 69 of 107 Bond Street Elmira Heights, NY died on Sunday June 18, 2006. Tom was born August 23, 1936 in Cambria, PA the son of the late William E. and Mabel Elsie Graffius Hetrick. He married his wife, Paula Christian Hetrick, on December 28, 1973 and they celebrated their 32nd Wedding Anniversary on December 28, 2005. Tom was employed by General Electric in Elmira, NY for 25 years and then was employed by Westinghouse Corporation for 10 years and Eaton Corporation for 3 years prior to his retirement. He was a member of The Community Wesleyan Church in Horseheads, NY. Tom loved his family and friends and cherished the time he spent with especially when they went camping and fishing. Mr. Hetrick is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 32 years, Paula Christian Hetrick; son: Paul Hetrick of Elmira Heights, NY; daughter and son-in-law: Julie & Gary Kuhn of Elmira Heights, NY and Lowman, NY; grandchildren: Cassidy Hetrick, Matthew Simmons, Megan Kuhn, Jesse Hetrick, and Kenly Kuhn; brothers and sister-in-law: Richard J. Hetrick Sr. of Elmira Heights, NY and Harry & Madeline Hetrick Sr. of Horseheads, NY; sister: Juniata Haskins of Elmira Heights, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Wednesday June 21, 2006 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8 PM with Pastor Bob Russell officiating. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mr. Hetrick through memorials to The Community Wesleyan Church 2095 Grand Central Avenue Horseheads, NY or The Diabetes Foundation.

HYDE Norman R. Died Monday, June 19, 2006, at 9:15 a.m. He was born in Elmira, NY on March 14, 1918 to Arthur and Leah Hyde. His wife of 61 years, Shirley Hungerford Hyde predeceased him in January 2006. Also predeceasing him was a sister, Charlotte E. Hyde in 2004; and a brother, Robert in 2006, both of Florida. Surviving is a brother, Arthur (Mary) of Endicott, NY; and three nephews and three nieces; one special niece, Pam Hyde Cosner of Flat Rock, NC. Norm graduated from Elmira Southside High School. He served in the U.S. Air Corps in World War II, and was discharged as a Captain. After the service, he attended and graduated from Rutgers University. He was associated with Paper Mills in Claremont, NH, and Peoria, IL, in management until retirement. Upon retirement they moved to Hendersonville, NC, where they enjoyed golf and were members of Hendersonville Country Club. There will be no calling hours or memorial service at the request of the deceased. Arrangements are by Shepherd & Sons Funeral Home of Hendersonville, NC.

Nancy Judson June 25, 2006 Age 67, of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, died early Sunday morning at Saint Agnes Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. She was born on May 5, 1939 in Elmira, NY. The daughter of the late LaRue and Isabelle (Passmore) Judson, Nancy enjoyed small-town life for last 30 years. Nancy's generosity, infectious smile, good humor, and nature were her hallmarks with her family, friends, and community. Quick with a good story, or care-all were welcome in the warmth that she gave freely without regret or concern. Nancy is survived by her son, Edward and wife, Jodi of Westfield, PA; daughter, Carole and husband, Stephan of Syracuse, NY; former husband, Francis of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; brothers, Mike and wife, Barbara of Wellsburg, NY, Tom and wife, Marylou of Newark Valley, NY, and John Judson of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; three grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews. In addition to her parents, Nancy is preceded in death by her brothers, Ronald G. "Pat," and Phillip "Flip" Judson. A simple service to honor and remember Nancy will be held at the United Methodist Church in Columbia Cross Roads, PA at 1 p.m. Friday, June 30, 2006. All are welcome to attend.

Miss Erma W. Kelley, 63, of Mansfield RD 1, died Friday at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Born Nov. 7, 1909 in Covington Township, she was the daughter of Kent and Emma Jones Kelley. She was a member of the Wellsboro Arts Club, taught school in the Covington area for a number of years, and was a self-employed book publisher in New York City until recently. Surviving are; her father, Kent, at home and an aunt, Mrs. Maude Rose of Whitneyville. Funeral Services were held on Monday at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield with the Rev. Douglas Campbell, pastor of the Covington United Methodist Church, officiating.

Frank Wilson Kerwin, who grew up in Washington, D.C. graduated from Eastern High School and Wilson Teacher’s College, and moved from the Washington area to West Palm Beach, Florida, in 1953, died of heart failure July 20, 1987, at his Florida home. He was born in Wellsboro on Aug. 18, 1912, the son of Hugh L. and Angie E. Kerwin. He married Kathryn W. Garrett in 1936. She died in 1972. He was employed in the Department of labor, War production Board, from 1936 through 1946, the National production board from 1947 through 1953, when he and his family moved to West Palm Beach, where he was president of the F. W. Kerwin Co., an automotive refinishing company. He was later associated with the Pioneer Metals, Inc. until his retirement in 1974. Survivors include his wife Jule of the home address; one son, Thomas W. Kerwin of St. Petersburg, Florida; two grandchildren, Laura Kathryn and John W. Kerwin, both of St. Petersburg, and a sister, Myra Kerwin Brown of Washington, D.C. Memorial services were held on Saturday, Aug 1, at the Boynton Memorial Chapel with Dr. David Evans, Presbyterian minister, officiating. Survivors in this area are: LaRue Dickinson, of Mansfield, Mrs. Ernest Teed of Morris, and Mrs. Max Dawson and Mrs. Merle Phillips, both of Wellsboro.

KING - Mrs. Lula Robear, 80, of 14 Pearl Street, formerly of Endicott, NY, died Thursday, February 21, 1963 in Wellsboro Hospital. She was the widow of Halsey Robear, and was born January 16, 1883 in Paulsmith, NY. Her parents were Elliott and Sylvia Hobart King. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Marian Faivre of Wellsboro; 5 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 23, at 2 PM at the H.P. Moat Funeral Home. Burial was in Vestal Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, February 28, 1963

Nelson Youth Dies Following Injuries From May Accident
Marty A. Kirk, 13, of Nelson died at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro Sunday, August 26, 1973 as the result of head injuries sustained in a car-truck crash near Elkland on May 7. The youth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kirk of Nelson, was an eighth grade student at Elkland Junior-Senior High School. The teen’s brother, Daryl Kirk, 14, was pronounced dead on arrival at Williamsport Hospital immediately following the accident. The Kirk brothers were passengers in a car operated by Wayne Hitman, 16, of Nelson, which was in collision with a pickup truck operated by Nolan Canfield of Rexville, N.Y., on Rt. 49, two miles east of Elkland early the evening of May 7. Hitman suffered fractures of the leg and jaw, and multiple abrasions.

Fred J. Kreger, 88, of Liberty RD 1, a Liberty Twp. Supervisor for 12 years, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 1974, at Broad Acres, Wellsboro. The son of William and Amanda Beuter Kreger, he was born March 10, 1885, in Liberty Twp., Tioga County. He was a member of the Beuter United Methodist Church in Liberty. Mr. Kreger was a retired farmer. Surviving are six sons, William of Liberty RD, Lester and Jack, both of Liberty, Ben of Morris RD, Walter, of Blossburg, and Don, of Washington; four daughter, Mrs. Betty Jones of South Williamsport, Mrs. Lucille Thomas, of Canton, and Mrs. Dorothy Olson and Mrs. Mary Isaacson, both of Blossburg; 33 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

LAKE Derek Michael Died unexpectedly in NYC. Derek is survived by his parents, Gary and Martha Lake; brother, Ryan Lake; sister, Alexis Lake, all of Horseheads, NY; grandmothers, Milly Lake of Tampa, FL, and Jane Hoberg of Windsor, ON; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. The family will receive friends at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St., Horseheads, NY, 607-739-2035, on Thursday (Today), June 29, 2006, from the hours of 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. A Memorial Service celebrating Derek's life will take place at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Derek may do so through a donation for the purpose of establishing a Fine Arts Scholarship at Horseheads High School. Derek Lake Memorial Scholarship Fund; Chemung Canal Trust Company, PO Box 1522, Elmira, NY 14902, attn: Rick Carr. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.

LANE Leo J. Was born June 23, 1939 in Penn Yan, NY, the son of the late Harry and Dorothy (Bellow) Lane, died on Wednesday, June 7, 2006, peacefully at his home in Wellington, AL, at the age of 66. His son, Leo Lane, Jr.; daughter, Rose Evans; brother, Harry Lane; and sister, Lylia Riley, predeceased him. Leo is survived by his sons, Rusty Lane, Frank (Jody) Lane, and Robert (Dinell) Lane; daughters, Cheryl (Edward) Peckham and Brenda (Andrew) Romig; sister, Cecil Knickerbocker; along with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends. Leo was a veteran on the U.S. Air Force and proudly served his country. For many years, he enjoyed working construction. He loved the outdoors and being outside, especially working in his garden. Mr. Lane will be laid to rest on his family plot at a time convenient to his family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904.

LEONARD - Mrs. Lila A. Hartford
CANTON — Mrs. Lila A. Hartford, 83, of Canton RD3, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 1984, at Troy Community Hospital. Her husband, James Hartford, died Nov. 24, 1974.  Born at Shunk Feb. 22, 1901, she was a daughter of Samuel and Loretta Porter Leonard.  Mrs. Hartford was a member of the Shunk United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Verterans of Foreign Wars post 714 auxiliary and the Endless Winds Fire Co. auxiliary, Shunk. Surviving are ten sons, Reed, Glenn, Lawrence, and James, all of Shunk, Dean, of Troy RD 1, Dale, of Alba, Earl and Robert, both of Canton RD 2, Harland of Canton RD 1, and Alan (Punk) Williams, of Canton; a daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Hickok, of Canton; 44 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Morse and Cleese’s, 40 North Center Street. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery, Shunk. Her pastor, the Rev. Clair Boston, will officiate. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Barbara J. Age 72, of Halderman Hollow Road in Big Flats, NY, died Wednesday, July 5, 2006, at the Arnot Odgen Medical Center in Elmira. Barbara was born on February 12, 1934, in Kingston, PA, to Ross and Ruth (Shaver) Lewin. She married Lance Walker in 1956 in Dallas, PA. Barbara was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking and extensive worldwide travel. She was especially fond of Hawaii where they both had lived for several years. She was a devoted wife and mother and especially enjoyed spending time with her eight grandchildren. She is survived by her loving husband, Lance; two daughters, Laura (David) Patton of Pine City, and Wendy (Robert) Greer of Honeoye Falls, NY; one son, Scott (Susan) Walker of Shortsville, NY; one sister, Joann (Donald) Eckert of The Villages, FL; her grandchildren, Ryan and Erin Patton, Kathleen, Jamie, and Mitch Greer, Justin, Benjamin, and Evan Walker; several nieces and nephews. Services will be at the convenience of the family at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Corning, New York. Memorials may be made in her name to Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 3708 Fifth Avenue, Suite 400, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

MOODY Ellen Frances Age 83, died on Tuesday, June 13, 2006, at home. She is survived by her sisters, Mrs. Theresa (Russell) Valvo, and Betty M. Collins; eight nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Robert U. Moody in 1971. Ellen retired from Elmira Star Gazette after 42 years of faithful service. It was Ellen's request that there be no calling hours and a private funeral service be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.

NEAL Donald F. of Gaines, PA Age 81, formerly of Taylor, MI, died Sunday, July 2, 2006, in Manor Care, Williamsport, PA. Born March 5, 1925 in Detroit, MI, he was the son of Fredrick and Gladys East Neal. On January 7, 1984 in Taylor, MI, he married the former Jacqueline Chandonnet, who survives. He was a World War II and Korean War Veteran, serving with the US Navy. He was a Detroit city fireman for 30 years, retiring as Lieutenant. He was a member of St. Bibiana Church in Galeton. Surviving, besides his wife, are four children, Mark Neal of Westland, MI, Glen Neal of Livonia, MI, Debra Gable of Canton, MI, and Gale Nequist of Corunna, MI; three stepchildren, Charles Fontenot of New Boston, MI, Kevin Fontenot of Ypsilanti, MI, and Nicole Valoroso of Towanda, PA; 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Albert Neal of Brighton, MI, and Dale Neal of Detroit, MI. Friends may call Tuesday, July 4th, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 a.m., Wednesday in St. Bibiana Church, Galeton. The Rev. William M. Calabrese will be the Celebrant. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard.

Helen E. (Orme) Formerly of Horseheads, NY Age 82, of North Fort Myers, FL, died on Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at the Hope Hospice Facility in North Fort Myers, FL, after a brief illness. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to honor Helen's life on Sunday, July 9, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904. Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will celebrate her service. Helen, known to many as "Aunt Helen," will be missed deeply by her family and friends.

PAGIO Anthony "Tony" F., Sr. Age 69, a retired truck driver, died Friday, June 9, 2006, at Ocala Regional Medical Center. A native of Elmira, NY, he moved to Silver Springs, from New Albany, IN, in 1988. Mr. Pagio was a member of Our Lady of the Springs Catholic Church, the Sons of Italy 2648, the Moose Lodge, the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Post 4209 and was a U.S. Marine Corps Korean War Veteran. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Carol A. Pagio, Silver Springs; daughter, Deborah LeBlanc, Clermont; sons, Anthony F. Pagio Jr., Silver Springs, and Martin A. Pagio, W. Melbourne; brothers, Angelo Pagio, Elmira and Dominic Pagio, Alexandria, VA; sisters, Josephine Willis, Tampa and Teresa Kemp, Elmira; and four grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Sons of Italy.

PAYNE Robert G., Sr. Age 56, Bob died in Ocala, Florida, on May 16, 2006, after a hard-fought battle with lung cancer. He was born in Fort Lee, Virginia and raised in Elmira, a member of the Southside High School, Class of 1967. After graduation, Bob married his high school sweetheart, Lorraine Ripley, and they have been inseparable for the past 38 plus years. Along with his wife, Lorraine in Ocala, Bob is survived by his son, Robert Payne, II of Orlando, FL, with his fiancé, Karen OKeefe of Oviedo, FL. Rob and Karen will be married on July 15th, and while mourning the absence of Bob at the wedding, will honor his memory everyday by emulating the example of the wonderful marriage that Bob and Rainey shared. Bob was also the father of Jerrod Payne, with wife, Jessica of Jacksonville, FL, and grandfather to their children, Aurora and Garrett. Predeceasing Bob in 1976 were infant twin daughters, Julie and Jana Payne. Bob is also survived by brother, Melvin and wife, Marian Payne of Elmira; sister, Alice Holden of Elmira; and his twin brother, Arthur Payne of Gastonia, NC. Family also includes sisters-in-law with their husbands, Rose and Bob Barton, Darlene and Douglas Itjen, and Marlene and Brian Blauvelt, all of the Elmira area. Bob was blessed with several special nieces and nephews, and though separated by the miles, remained involved and concerned in their lives all of his life. Bob was employed at American Lafrance Corp., here in Elmira from 1967 until the plant closed in 1986. He and Lorraine moved to Ocala in 1988, where he became employed as a mechanical technician at Emergency One, building fire trucks and apparatus. Even while undergoing various aggressive therapies for lung cancer, Bob continued to work right up until the time of his passing and is sadly missed by his family of coworkers and friends at "E-1". Love of his family, care of his family, and respect of his family was the ethic and purpose of Bob's life, and we celebrate his memory everyday. Bob was a lifelong non-smoker, and yet, still fell prey to lung cancer. Donations to the American Cancer Society, specific to lung cancer research, or the charity closest to your heart would be appreciated.

Mrs. Jennie Peterson Klang died on March 29th at the Phillipsburg Hospital at the age of 97. She was born in Sweden and was the last of 11 children of Lars and Sophia Peterson. For several years she resided in Antrim and was the widow of the late Andrew Klang. For many years Mrs. Klang has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. William Tillyue of Lance, Pa. Besides her daughter, she is survived by two sons, Albert of McKeesport, Henning of Lance, several grandchildren  and great grandchildren. Mrs. Hedwig Stratton of Wellsboro is a niece.

Lori Of Doylestown, PA, formerly of Athens, PA, Leesburg, FL, and Gainesville, FL, died Sunday, July 2, 2006, at her home with her family by her side, she was 43. She was the loving wife of John C. Strollo of Doylestown, formerly of Endicott, NY. Lori was born in Homestead, FL, the daughter of Mayre Lou Darymple Peterson of Gainesville, FL, and the late Noah Peterson. She was the granddaughter of the late E. Henry and Mildred Darymple of Elmira, NY. Lori graduated from Mansfield University in 1983 with an Associate's Degree in Applied Science in Respiratory Therapy. She received her Bachelor's of Science Degree in Business Administration from Elmira College in l997 and in 2005, Lori received her Masters Degree in Business Administration from DeSales University. Lori was employed as a respiratory therapist at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA, from 1983-1994 where she was a clinical instructor for the hospital's school of respiratory therapy and loved teaching young students. She served as the area manager for Lincare Homecare, Inc. from 1994-1999. Lori was employed from 1999-2004 by the 3M Company as a pharmaceutical sales representative. Lori loved spending time with her family and traveling, reading and volunteering for various occasions in the community. She was a very active member and participant in her church. She helped to support the members of the American Legion Post 210 in Doylestown and the Ladies Auxiliary. Lori was a member of the VIA in Doylestown. She was a member of Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society and served as the secretary for the Beta Tau Chapter. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Jamie Lee Bennett and Angela Marie Bennett of Doylestown; her brother, Michael L. Peterson, of Apollo Beach, FL; and her sister, Kim Peterson; and niece, Ashley Peterson of Tampa, FL. A funeral service will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday, July 8, 2006, at First Baptist Church, 311 West State Street, Doylestown where friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the service. A viewing will be held Friday evening, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown. Interment will be in Doylestown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Lori's memory may be made to
Gilda's Club Delaware Valley, 200 Kirk Road, P. O. Box 3187, Warminster, PA 18974-0151.

PLANTE Robert R., Sr. Dundee/Pine City Age 70, formally of Dundee, died Friday June 30, 2006, in the comfort of his son's home in Pine City, NY. Friends may call from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. Sunday (July 2) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee, where a Catholic service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2:00 p.m. with Father Bob Ring officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Southern Tier Hospice Inc., 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, 14830-3657, or the Dundee American Legion, 10 Spring St., Dundee, 14837. Robert was born October 18, 1935 in Bridgeport, CT, the son of the late Phillip and Anita Seeney Plante. He served in the US Air Force from 1957 to 1959. He has lived locally since 1963 previously of Connecticut. On Nov. 30, 1963 in Dundee, he married the former Carol L. Johnson; she died April 7, 2000. Robert retired in 1997 from Giles Shur-Fine, in Dundee, were he was the meat cutter for many year. Mr. Plante attended St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Dundee for many years when he was younger. He was a former member of the Dundee "Brother's of the Brush", and the Dundee American Legion Bradley-Jessop Post #660; and was an avid bowler for many years. He is loved and will be missed by a son, Robert R. (Bonnie) Plante Jr. with whom he made his home; two daughters, Rhonda D. (Jim) Diehl of Wolcott, and Paula Ann Stanley of Penn Yan; a brother, Thomas Plante of Bridgeport, CT; two sisters Joyce Menn of Carmen, CA, and Patricia Dobi of Bridgeport, CT; five grandchildren, Kayla, Christopher, Dale, Madison, and Adin; and numerous nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Paula Jo, in 1965; and three brothers and two sisters.

Barbara Preston Age 77, of RR#1, Ulster (Sheshequin Twp.), PA, died Monday, June 26, 2006, at her home. Born August 28, 1928 in Waverly, NY, she was the daughter of the late Guy and Myrtle Bellows Raymond Preston. Barbara attended Athens High School. She loved watching animals. Surviving are: her stepchildren, Sandra Kerrick of Sayre, PA, Dale Mastellar and his wife, Jeri Mastellar of Sheshequin, PA; several step grandchildren; her sister, Marie Seeley of Elkland, PA; three sisters-in-law, Janie, Marie and Opal; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and her canine companion, Snowbear. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ralph Johnson, Howard Kerrick, and Bruce Mastellar; her stepson, Joe Kerrick; brothers, Raymond Preston, Donald Preston, and Marshall Preston; sisters, Elizabeth Madigan and Lucille Reed. A graveside funeral service will be held Friday, June 30, 2006, at 1:00 p.m. at the Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly, NY, with the Rev. Jeff Wilkinson, Chaplin of Guthrie Hospice officiating. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, PA. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Guthrie Hospice, RR#1 Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848, or to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850, in Barbara Preston Mastellar's memory.

Lena Mae Rude Age 91, of 105 Tuscarora Road, Osceola, PA, entered into rest on Thursday, June 22 at home. Lena was born September 2, 1914 in Troupsburg, New York to James and Lena Mutch Rude. Lena married Francis Harkenrider on February 1, 1932 in the Rectory of St. Mary's Church in Rexville. Francis predeceased her on September 13, 1963. Lena had 63 active and inactive years service at Corning Glass Works. She was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Elkland and was a charter member of the Addison Eagles Aerie 3904. Survivors include four children, Eugene (Marjorie) Harkenrider of Osceola, PA, Kathryn LeBarron of Troupsburg, NY, James (Beatrice) Harkenrider of Beaver Valley, NY, and Carol Harkenrider of Osceola, PA; two brothers, James Frederick Rude of Woodhull, NY, Murray Rude of Painted Post, NY; two sisters, Ethel Wood of Painted Post, NY, and Jacqueline Schmidt of Venice, FL; 15 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren, 12 step-great-great-grandchildren, and one great-great-great-grandson. Sisters in law, Anna McCormick and Teresa Congdon also survive. Lena was predeceased by brothers, Harold and Elwood Rude; sisters, Marie Rude and Florence Lowery; grandson, James Harkenrider; and great-granddaughter, Angie LaBarron. Calling hours are on Saturday from 6-8 p.m. and again on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home in Woodhull. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Elkland, PA, Father Joseph T. Gilbert officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Rexville, NY. Lena enjoyed crocheting, tatting, word find puzzles and was an avid bingo player and enjoyed going to the casino. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart Fund or Laurel Health Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901-1526.

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

Wellsboro Agitator – January 12, 1921
—Mrs. Betsy Jane Dibble was killed Monday evening, Jan. 3, by falling from the porch at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gilbert Brown, in Middlebury. Her maiden name was Saxbury. She is survived by two daughters, Mary, with whom she had lived for several years, and Josephine, of New York state; also several grandchildren, John Brown, of Addison, N. Y.; Mrs. Ora West, of Chatham, and Laura and Rachel Brown, of Middlebury.

Mrs. Russell Heatwole
Mrs. Gertrude May Heatwole, 74, of St. Mary’s, formerly of Wellsboro, died last Thursday, May 11th at the Andrew Koul Hospital in St. Mary’s.  She was the widow of Russell Heatwole and was born May 21, 1897 in Harrisonburg, Va., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Simmers.  She was a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Howard (Ruby) Johnson of Wellsboro and Mrs. John (Shirley) Alexander of St. Mary’s; five sons, Simon of Hobe Sound, Florida, James of Cleveland, Ray of Wiesbaden, Germany and Robert of Greenville, Alaska; a brother John Simmers of Virginia; 24 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Ida (Smith) Age 78, of Wellsboro, PA, died Friday, June 16, 2006, at her home. Ida was the wife of Carl Freeman with whom she would have celebrated a 55th wedding anniversary in August 2006. She was born on May 26, 1928 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of Leland R. and Sarah (Derbyshire) Smith. Ida loved animals, nature, and her environment. Ida is survived by her husband, Carl; a son, Lance M. Freeman of Wellsboro, PA; a daughter, Michelle Freeman of Emporium, PA; three grandchildren, Carole Heim, Eric Fiebig, Justin Fiebig; three great-grandchildren, Arron Burnside, Bryce Heim, Jonathon Heim, all of Emporium, PA; a brother, Leland Smith, Jr.; two sisters, Florence Smith and Emma Shaw, all of Wellsboro, PA. In keeping with her wishes, there will be no services. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA.

SNYDER Ralph E. of Westfield, PA Age 74, of North Fork Road, died Monday, June 19, 2006, in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Born November 27, 1931, in North Fork, he was the son of John D. and Gladys M. Steadman Snyder. On June 29, 1951, in Harrison Valley, PA, he married the former Beulah G. Miller, who survives. He owned and operated a dairy farm in North Fork for many years and worked as an insurance agent. He was a member of the Harrison Valley Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, the Gideons, and a 50-year member of the North Fork Grange. He served as a director of Tri-County Rural Electric for over 30 years. Surviving besides his wife are: six children, Connie Chrysler of Endicott, NY, Bonnie (Neil) Brewster of Andover, NY, Dennis (Sharon) Snyder of Westfield, Diane (Robert) Burdick of Richlands, NC, John (Cindy) Snyder of Chesapeake, VA, and Cathy (Donald) Thompson of Westfield; 17 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, William (Pearl) Snyder of Genesee, PA; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a grandson, Dustin Burdick; and a son-in-law, Robert Chrysler. Friends may call Friday, June 23, 2006, from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, in the Harrison Valley Christian & Missionary Alliance Church. The Rev. Timothy H. Miller will officiate. Memorials may be made to the Gideons or the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Harrison Valley, PA 16927.

Virginia Ruth Sparks died unexpectedly on Sunday, June 25, 2006. Ginny was born April 22, 1946, a daughter of the late Arnold and Virginia (Morrow) Sparks. She is survived by her husband of 13 years, Joel Grace; and by her daughter, Renee Ray of Horseheads, NY; and sons, Kevin Russell and wife, Christina of Horseheads, NY, and Derek Russell and wife, Beth of Corning, NY; grandchildren, Kiersten, Kyle, Kera, Kelsey, Tyler, Ethan, Samantha, and Skyler; brothers, Arnold (Margaret) of Vista, CA, Michael (Nelia) of Woodbridge, VA, Daniel of Franconia, NH, Andrew (Karen) of Webster, NY, Matthew of Cressen, PA; sisters, Rebecca Peryea of Fairbanks, AK, Penelope Sparks of Hall, NY, Lori Brinkman (Gerry) of Geneva, NY; and former husband, Richard Russell of Penn Yan, NY. Preceding her in death were her parents and sisters, Debra Sparks and Mistelle (Sparks) Morrison. Ginny was employed as a teller at the Big Flats branch of Chemung Canal Trust since January 2005. Previously employed from November 1985 through April 2004, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY, as Director of Medical Transcription. She graduated from Bloomfield High School, NY, and earned an associate's degree in Medical Record Technology at Broome Community College. She was a member of the Chemung County Sunrise Rotary Club and a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow as well as a member of the Red Hat Society. Loving God and others best describes her character. The umbrella of love covered her children and grandchildren, her husband, and all who knew her. Her unconditional love touched many, providing strength and hope for those in need. She is gone but the imprint of her touch remains. A Memorial Service celebrating Ginny's life will be held at American Baptist Community Church, 180 Hibbard Rd., Big Flats, NY, on Friday, June 30, 2006, at 7 p.m. Interment will be held in Shortsville Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted to Sullivan's Funeral Home, Horseheads, NY, 607-739-2035. The Malawi Children's Village is a community based program providing care for 3,000 AIDS orphans living in the 37 villages of the Mangochi area of Malowi, Africa. Donations can be made at the Memorial Service or sent to Chemung Sunrise Rotary, P.O. Box 3008, Elmira, NY 14905, through a check to the Chemung County Sunrise Rotary Club, memo to Malawi Project.

Troy Gazette Register, May 10, 1912
Mark Sullivan, whose serious illness we reported last week, expired Friday afternoon at his home in Railroad Street.  He was the last of twelve children of Mark and Mary Sullivan, and he was born in Castletown, Ireland 72 years ago.  The first six years of his life in America were spent in Elmira whence he came to Troy in 1862.  For 40 years ending in 1904, he was the efficient Northern Central section foreman at this point.  A few years since he paid a visit to his native land.  He was a good citizen.  His wife survives and one daughter, Mrs. Fred Orcutt.  The funeral and internment were in Elmira on Monday.

TOMLINSON Gerald A writer of mysteries and nonfiction books on many subjects, died Saturday at his home in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey. He was 73. Tomlinson was born in Elmira in 1933, and developed his lifelong passion for baseball by watching the Pioneers. After graduating from Southside High School in 1951, he went to Marietta College in Ohio and received his B.A. in history. Tomlinson then served in the U.S. Army as a military intelligence specialist at Fort Holabird, Maryland fron 1956 to 1958. For brief stints before and after his army service, he returned home to teach English and social studies at Watkins Glen High School and Horseheads Central School. He attended Columbia Law School during the 1959-1960 academic year, but then decided to pursue a career in textbook publishing. For the next twenty years, Tomlinson was a writer and editor at such firms as Prentice Hall, Harcourt, and Holt, eventually becoming an executive editor at Silver Burdett. In 1982, he became an independent freelance editor. His proudest accomplishments were his own short stories and books. More than 25 of Tomlinson's mystery short stories were published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, as well as several anthologies, including ones edited by Mary Higgins Clark, Gregory McDonald, and Edward D. Hoch. In 1980, his sole novel, a historical murder mystery titled On a Field of Black, was published by Nellen. In his later years, Tomlinson worked increasingly on nonfiction. His true crime titles included Murdered in Jersey, Fatal Tryst, and Seven Jersey Murders. Never losing his love for baseball, Tomlinson wrote numerous articles on the sport and edited the widely used guide How to Do Baseball Research. Since the late 1970s, Tomlinson was active in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sussex County, New Jersey. He served two terms as the fellowship's president, in 1988-1990 and 1999-2001. A memorial service will be held in the autumn. Donations in his memory may be sent to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sussex County, One West Nelson Street, Newton, NJ 07860. Surviving are his wife, Alexis; two sons, Eli and Matt; a sister, Lois; and two grandchildren, Mitchell and Elise Tomlinson. TOMLINSON, GERALD A.

VEIHL Christopher A., Sr. Age 63, of Horseheads, NY. He was born December 28, 1942 in Benton Harbor, MI, son of the late Harold and Ruth (Rutkoskie) Veihl and died Friday, June 23, 2006, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He is survived by his sister, Cathyrn Veihl of Hawaii; sons, Christopher Veihl, Richard Veihl, both of MI, and Jonathon Veihl of IL; along with their mother, Mariea; and six grandchildren. Mr. Veihl owned and operated Personal Computer Services and CV Organ Service in Horseheads. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving during the Vietnam Conflict; was an avid outdoorsman and road racing fan, but most of all, he was a dedicated and loyal friend. Private services will take place in Michigan at his family's convenience. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.

VESPA Angelo D. Age 89, of State College, died Thursday, June 29, 2006, at the Mount Nittany Medical Centre. He was born on August 19, 1916, in South Fork to the late Dominic and Mary Schillero Vespa. On August 19, 1940, he married Alice Porter. They were married fifty-three years until her death on January 19, 1994. He was a graduate of Tyrone High School. He received his Bachelor's of Arts from Penn State in 1939 and later his Master's of Arts and Master's of Education. He completed all the course work for a Ph.D. in History. He began violin studies as a child and by the time he was in his teens he was performing as a soloist. He seriously considered a career as a concert violinist. He was a member of several symphony orchestras. In his college years he organized his own dance band. His love of music led him to open the Harmony Shop in the 1950's. This was the first full service music store in State College. He also taught at the State College High School. In 1965, he moved his family to Mansfield where he was a professor of history at Mansfield University until his retirement. He loved teaching and was a gifted teacher. In 1982, after his retirement, he and his wife, Alice, returned to State College. He was a member of the Rotary Club and the Knights of Columbus and many other professional and civic organizations. He was one of the founders of the Schlow Memorial Library. He was a lifelong Democrat, voting in every presidential election since the FDR administration to the present. He was person of great generosity and intelligence, kind and loving to all, and touching the lives of many who knew him. He is survived by a daughter, Donna Vespa DuBois and her husband, Garrett C. of Collegeville; a grandson, Matthew Vespa DuBois of Collegeville; a sister, Amelia Vespa Bubash of State College; two sisters-in-law, Irene Ishler Porter of State College, Adrianne Porter Petitgout and her husband, George, of Kentucky; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by an infant son. A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, July 5, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church with the Monsignor David Lockard officiating. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942. A guest book can be signed at www.heintzelmanfuneral then click on obituaries.

Alvira W. Age 100, of Surfside Beach, South Carolina, formerly of Wellsboro, PA, died June 19, 2006 in Myrtle Beach, SC. She was the wife of the late Walter Keller who died May 3, 1973. Alvira was born November 27, 1905 in New York, New York, the daughter of the late Peter and Sophie Bender Wagenaar. She retired in 1971 as a Representative of Correspondence for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Concord, NH. She had worked as a secretary for Canajoharie National Bank, Canajoharie, NY, Bayside National Bank, Long Island, NY, and was a former secretary for Farm Credit, Wellsboro, PA. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Wellsboro, PA. Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, John W. and Mary Jane Keller, Wellsboro, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Betty Lee and Cal Smith, Surfside Beach, SC; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, William Keller. Friends and relatives are invited to Alvira's Life Celebration on Friday, June 23, 2006, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, West Avenue and Luther Lane, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral to follow at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Peter DeVantier officiating. Burial in Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord, NH. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA.

Wellsboro Agitator
May 9, 1934
MARION WERLINE, aged about 60 years, of Morris, shot himself accidentally Saturday morning about ll o’clock.  He often went out to shoot woodchucks and told his wife, Mrs. Winifred Vaughn Werline, that such was his intention when he left the house with his gun. He was found at the rear of his garage.  It is believed he sat down on a wood pile and went to sleep and the gun fell against a stick and discharged.  Mr. Werline is survived by his widow.  He was the son of B.F. Werline of Liberty and was engaged in the hardware business in Liberty for many years.  He was well known and highly esteemed. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon; burial at Liberty.  Coroner William White held and inquest, the jury returning a verdict of death by accident.   Submitted by: Peg Boyce -

WILCOX - Mrs. Louise W. Swartz - Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Louise Wilcox Swartz of Seattle, Washington. She was born at West Branch, the daughter of the late Edwin and Artlissa Webb Wilcox. Surviving are: her husband, Leo Swartz and one daughter, Mrs. Ralph Robinson of Seattle, Washington; and one brother, Jess Wilcox of Cammal, PA. Burial will be in Seattle. - Wellsboro Gazette, February 28, 1963

Isabelle M. (Wright) Age 84, of Tampa, formerly of Elmira, NY, died peacefully on June 19, 2006. She was called home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in Heaven, her final resting place. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was predeceased by her husband, Alfred D. Platt Sr.; her sister, Ruth Williams; and her brother, James Wright. She is survived by five children, Daniel Richard Platt Sr., Dana Rae Platt, Alfred D. Platt Jr., Loretta Gonie Platt and David John Platt, all of the Tampa Bay Area. She is survived also by her six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, whom she loved unconditionally. She also leaves 16 nieces and nephews. Mrs. Platt lived in Elmira, NY until 1969, when she relocated to Tampa. She was a retired C.N.A. at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was loved by all of the people she touched, she gave herself to all. She will be missed so very much. The family would like to thank Hospice of Hillsborough County for the care provided during her last days. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Hospice in her honor. Mom and Granny, we all love you!

Patricia Ann (Yackel) Age 45, of Stratford, NJ died July 4, 2006 after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. She is survived by her husband, Oleg Ugolev of Stratford, NJ; daughter, Lydia at home; stepdaughter, Anastasia Ugolev of Miami, FL; mother, Gloria Yackel of Pine City, NY; brothers, William (Amy) Yackel of Beaver Dams, NY, Lawrence (Helen) Yackel of Albuquerque, NM, Jeffrey (Doreen) Yackel of Elmira, NY; eight beloved nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her father, William W. Yackel. Patricia was a graduate of Southside High School and Albany University and received a certificate for teaching English as a Second Language from Cambridge University in London. She lived in Istanbul, Turkey for 16 years and was a teacher there. She met and married her husband and also had a daughter while living in Turkey. They moved to New Jersey in 2000. She was a Spanish teacher in Lindenwold, NJ, for 5 years. Patricia had a real gift for teaching. She was much loved by both students and faculty. She knew how to connect with her students and make each one feel special. Patricia taught with a flair - music, dance, art, drama and cooking were just a few methods included in her repertoire. She had a love for travel and a deep interest in other countries and cultures. She loved learning new things and then sharing her knowledge. Patricia had a flair for languages and was fully fluent in four languages and knowledgeable in many others. She loved to sing and dance and enjoyed teaching her nieces the art of belly dancing. Patricia always attracted others to her with her vibrant personality and her zest for life. She will be deeply missed by all of her family and friends. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. with funeral service there at 7:00 p.m. Interment will be in Bellona Cemetery, Bellona, NY, on Sunday, July 9, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. Those wishing may make memorial donations to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 5008 Brittonfield Pkwy., Ste. 300, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

Miss Young Dies Suddenly After Brief Illness
Well Known Choir Leader of Universalist Church Dies At Midnight
Retiring at her usual hour last night only slightly ill, Miss Charlotte L. Young, daughter of Mrs. W. J. Young of Third and Bridge streets, died suddenly at midnight after only a few minute’s illness.  For years Miss Young acted as bookkeeper in the offices of the Towanda Gas and Electric Company, where her work always ws of high order.  She was a graduate of the Towanda High school and always retained her interest in the local school.  She was choir leader of the Universalist church for years, and took an active part in this works.  Surviving Miss Young are her mother and one sister, Miss Jennie.  No funeral arrangements have been completed.

Vera Alice Age 77, of Retirement Estates, died Sunday, June 18, 2006, at Elcor Health Service where she had recently been residing. She was predeceased by her husband of 31 years, Arthur B. Niebuhr on Sept. 26, 2002. She is survived by her dear friends and neighbors. Vera was born Sept. 1, 1928 in Cleveland, OH. She was a graduate of Ohio University. She was employed as and editor for various magazines for Magazine Management, a publisher in NYC, NY. She retired as a freelance editor. A private burial will take place beside her late husband in Bath National Cemetery. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads. Memorials may be directed in her name to the Chemung Co. Humane Society, SPCA, 2435 State Rt. 352, Elmira, NY 14903, or to any animal shelter of choice.

Mrs. Hattie Kamerer, age 95, of McKeesport, Pa, died on Sunday, April 16th at her home following a brief illness. She was born August 10, 1877 in Louisville, Kentucky. She moved to McKeesport as a child and remained there the rest of her life. She and her husband, Adam, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary a number of years ago. At the time of her death, she resided at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Berth Rechter. Other survivors include: a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Dougherty, of Royal Oak, Michigan; sons, George B. of St. Louis, Missouri and Jack W. of Wellsboro; 13 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Funeral services and burial were held on Wednesday at McKeesport. Mr. and Mrs. Kamerer and son, J. D. of Wellsboro attended the funeral and burial.

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