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Jean M. (Adam) Age 63, of Morris, PA, died on Tuesday, October 10, 2006. A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 13, 2006, at 4:00 p.m. at the Morris United Methodist Church, Morris, PA, with Pastor Robin Baer officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA.

ARNOLD Clyde D. Age 82, formerly of Horseheads, NY, died unexpectedly October 3rd, 2006 at his home in Tucson, AZ, with his beloved wife, Esther, by his side. He is also survived by his daughter, Kathleen (Bill) Hetrick; and son, Glenn Arnold. He was predeceased by his first wife, Jane Shields Arnold. He was a World War II veteran and former partner of Horseheads Automotive, and owner of Auto Electric Shop.

BARRETT –CAROL BARRETT RUTTY, 35 of Troy RD 3 died Sunday, August 15, 1982 as a result of a high way accident.  She was born Dec. 24, 1946 in Sayre, the daughter of Oliver and Cora Wood Barrett.  She was employed for six years at the GTE plant in Towanda.  She is survived by a daughter, Penny Rutty at home; two sons, David and Adam Rutty at home; the children’s father, Stephen Rutty of Canton RD 2; her mother Cora Barrett of Waverly, N.Y.; paternal grandmother, Myrtle Johns of Troy; paternal great-grandmother, Etta Barrett of Columbia Cross Roads; four sisters, Mrs. James (Beatrice) Butcher of Granville, Mrs. Francis (Barbara) Ross of Mansfield, Mrs. Stanley (Connie) Buck of Canton and Mrs. Willis (Loretta) Porter of Granville; one brother, Harold Barrett of Mansfield; several nieces and nephews.  There will be no calling hours and private funeral services will be at the convenience of the family at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  –Towanda Daily Review

BENJAMIN –FANNIE BENJAMIN SALSMAN, 67 of Sayre died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1993 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born April 11, 1926 in Durell, Pa., the daughter of the late Charles E. and Alma Strope Benjamin, she attended Towanda Schools and moved to Sayre in 1944 when she married.  She is survived by her son, Charles of Sayre; daughter, Sharon of Candor, N.Y.; three half-sisters, Mrs. Edward (Rosanna) Webster of Towanda, Mrs. Edward (Loretta) Kukaites of Towanda RR 5 and Mrs. Robert (Grace) Sheets of Towanda RR 1; four half-brothers, Gerald D. Benjamin of Towanda RR 1, Jack D. Benjamin of Athens, Harry C. Benjamin of Wysox and Thomas D. Benjamin of Towanda RR 1; two granddaughters, alma and Michele Salsman; a grandson, Charles Salsman Jr.; also several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Howard Salsman; half-brothers, Charles, James, Edgar and David and an infant sister.  There will be no prior calling hours.  The funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements are by the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg.  -Towanda Daily Review

BEZDEK Jerry F. Age 98, of Briarcliff Dr., Horseheads, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family and close friends on Saturday, October 7, 2006. Mr. Bezdek was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Laura on November 4, 2001. He is survived by their daughters, Arlene Haefling of Oyster Bay, and Barbara Pierce and her husband, Dr. William B. Pierce of Batavia, NY; his grandchildren, Debra (John) Russell, Gary Christiansen, Scott (Karin Ericsson) Christiansen, Jeffrey Haefling, Jeanne Ryan, Laura (Robert) Perisse, Elizabeth Pierce, Mary Pierce, and Jill (Martin) Boyd; 15 great-grandchildren. Jerry was born in New York City on April 6, 1908, the only child of Alois and Mary Novy Bezdek. He graduated from Stuyvesant Technical School in NYC and worked for Consolidated Edison Company for 43 years where he rose to the position of Supervisor of all the technical operations in Manhattan. Jerry and his wife moved to Long Island in 1933 where they lived until they moved to Horseheads after his retirement in 1972. Jerry was an accomplished pianist and instilled a love and appreciation of music to his children. He loved the outdoors and looked forward each year to hunting and fishing trips. He took pride in his family and cherished his friends. He will also be remembered with fond humor for his appreciation of a fine cigar. He was a member of the Premsyl Otakar Czech Club in Newfield and a former member if BPOE Elks Lodge #2297. Jerry served as a role model to his grandchildren, encouraging them to achieve to the best of their individual abilities with his wisdom and wit. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass in St. Mary's Church 224 Franklin St. Elmira, NY 14904 on Monday, October 16, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. The Rev. Richard T. Farrell will celebrate the Mass. Those wishing may express their sympathy with memorials to Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830, or to a Hospice Organization of one's choice. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads, NY.

CAMPBELL –ARLENE M. FLETCHER, 81, Gillett, Pa., died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  Born April 12, 1925, in Bourne Mills, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Herbert D. and Anna Stanton Campbell.  Arlene was involved with 4-H for many years and spent her life enjoying her family.  She was predeceased by a great-granddaughter, Jessica Dannelley.  She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Howard, at home; her children, Linda and John Kemery of Tennessee, Richard and Betty Fletcher of Gillett, Donald and Susan Fletcher of Ulster, and Renee Fletcher of Elmira, N.Y.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; her sister, Marilyn Vinson of Sylvania, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends and family may call for a visitation from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Wuethrich of Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church officiating.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  -Towanda Daily Review

CARY Harold J. of Potter Brook, PA Age 86, died Thursday, October 12, 2006, in his home. Born May 21, 1920, in Harrison Valley, PA, he was the son of James H. and Kathryn Rowley Cary. On June 25, 1938, in Wellsboro, PA, he married the former Marie Pennington, who survives. A World War II veteran, he served with the U.S. Army. He was employed by Ingersoll-Rand in Painted Post, NY for many years. Surviving besides his wife are a daughter, Flora (Marvin) Rogers of Sherrills Ford, NC; three sons, Joseph (Barbara) Cary of Stockton, NY, W. James Cary of Jersey Shore, PA, and T. Carlis (Joyce) Cary of Reading, PA; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rose Dunham of Harrison Valley and Jessie (Ronald) Monroe of Tioga, PA; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a grandson, great-grandson, five brothers, and four sisters. A Memorial Service will be held for immediate family at a later date. The family gratefully declines flowers. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.

COREY –ROSE M. DUNBAR 85, of Warren Center died on Sunday, June 8, 2003 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Rose was born on March 22, 1918 in South Waverly, a daughter of the late Frank and Mabel (Talada) Corey.  She was predeceased by; her husband, Lewis J. Dunbar; three children, Shirley, Lewis I and Lewis II; a brother, Theodore Corey; a daughter-in-law, Phyllis Dunbar; two brothers-in-law, Marvin Coolbaugh and William Dunbar.  She is survived by; a daughter, Sandra (James) Russell, of Sayre; sons, Edwards Dunbar, William B. (Nancy) Dunbar, all of Rome, Theodore (Judy) Dunbar, Berkshire, NY, Charles (Pandora) Dunbar, Athens, Michael (Rebecca) Dunbar, Warren Center; sisters, Margaret King, of Ithaca, Mae Corey, of Waverly, NY, and Elizabeth Monchak, of Sayre; 28 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Rose was an excellent seamstress and was employed by Blue Swan, in Sayre, for many years. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, Waverly, and very much enjoyed shuffle board tournaments and playing Euchre with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed gardening, crocheting and cooking.  At her request, there will be no visitation.  Cremation will take place at Tioga Crematory, Athens, and a memorial service will be held at a later date.  The Cooley family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Nichols, NY, is assisting with arrangements.

LAVERNE COVEY, 72 of Gillett, Pa., and formerly of Elmira, N.Y., died on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006, at Towanda Memorial Hospital's Skilled Nursing Unit following an extended illness.  Born on July 3, 1934, in Towanda, Laverne was a son of the late Claude and Iva (Eddy) Covey.  He was employed by American LaFrance for many years and later worked for Sumarail and ABB Companies all of Elmira.  On Oct. 16, 1982, he married the former Martha (Brown) Greene at Canton's Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ).  Laverne especially loved to travel. He also enjoyed playing golf and bowling and for many years coached Little League softball in South Port. He was a devoted New York Yankee and Miami Dolphin fan.  He is survived by his beloved wife, Martha; children, Raymond (Debbie) Covey of Nelson, Pa., Tina (Jerry) Mullen of Gillett, Charise (Mike) Vargo of Chemung, N.Y., and Bonnie (Andrew) Stevens of California; seven stepchildren, Douglas Greene of Bogota, Colombia, Vicki (Rodney) Mott of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Cynthia (Robert) Brown of Clarksville, Tenn., Brian (Renee) Greene of Mifflinburg, Peter (Donna) Greene of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Steven (Cathy) Greene of Gillett and Stuart (Lori) Greene of Montoursville; 25 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Frances (Mark) Lear of Elmira, Isabelle (Richard) Johnson of Granville Summit, Barbara Finnerty of Gillett and Mae Barrett of Elmira; many nieces, nephews and cousins; a special niece, Izzy Currier of Troy, N.Y.; and special friends Lewis and Betty Cook and Patrick Curtis, all of Elmira, N.Y.  Mr. Covey was predeceased by five siblings; Jean, Evelyn, Claude, Raymond and Evert.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, in Canton, with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. Burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers, his family suggests your consideration of a memorial in Laverne's name to The Skilled Nursing Unit, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

DICKEY Thomas D. of Big Pine Key, FL died suddenly on October 15, 2006. He was born in Buffalo, NY, April 25, 1941, and retired from New York State Police as First Sergeant out of Canandaigua Troop E. He was District Secretary for Florida Bermuda Moose Association and Past Governor of Big Pine Key Loyal Order Of Moose. He is survived by his Soul Mate of 17 years, Donna A. Sargent; one brother, Robert Dickey of Hamburg, NY; two sons, Thomas L Dickey of Syracuse NY, Scott Dickey of Horseheads, NY; two daughters, Shelley Dickey of Syracuse, NY, Kim Dickey of Horseheads, NY; and two grandchildren, Dillon and Autumn. Preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy Guderian and Douglas E Dickey, both from Buffalo, NY; and one brother, Charles Dickey. Memorial services will be held October 25, 2006, 4:00 p.m. at the Big Pine Key Moose Lodge, 21 Wilder Rd., Big Pine Key, FL 33043. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to WOTM 1810, PO Box 431841, Big Pine Key, FL 33043, which in turn will be sent to Mooseheart and Moosehaven.

Deborah A. "Deb" Age 44, of Lowman, NY, died in Elmira, NY, October 1, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born in Lowell, MA, January 22, 1962, the daughter of Tena M. (Mulno) (Richardson) Dolan of Salem, NH, and the late James B. Richardson. Miss Richardson was educated in the Lowell School System, continued her education for her Bachelor's Degree for Biology at Westfield College, and then to the University of Phoenix in Arizona for her M.B.A. in Chemistry and Business. She resided in Lowman, NY for 10 years, and prior to that in Cranberry, NJ, and formerly of Ludlow, MA, and Lowell, MA, for 18 years. She was a former member at St. Anne's Church in Lowell. She enjoyed reading, farming, loved animals, traveled around the World, especially to China and Japan. Miss Richardson was employed at Corning Glass Company in Corning, NY, as a Strategic Procurement Manager for chemicals for more than 10 years. Besides her mother, she is survived by her stepfather, Bernard S. Dolan of Salem, NH; two sisters, Robin R. Carrigg, R.N., and husband, Wayne F., of Hudson, NH, Tena Ewing and husband, Peter, of Hudson, NH; three nieces, Jessica Carrigg, Rachael Ewing, and Lyndsey; two nephews, Daniel Carrigg and Jeffrey Ewing; six stepsisters, Debra Comtois of Chelmsford, MA, Lynn Dolan of Lowell, MA, Brenda Jean Dolan of Lowell, MA, Susan Owen of Hampstead, NH, Donna Shedd of Hampstead, NH, and Dorothy Dolan of Chelmsford, MA; one aunt, Alice Silva of Salem, NH; three uncles, Alando Silva of Salem, NH, Richard Mulno of Arizona, and Frederick Mulno of Maine; many dear friends, neighbors, and her co-workers. Calling hours will take place at the Goundrey Funeral Home, 42 Main Street, (Rt. 97), Salem, NH, Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Services at the funeral home to follow at 8:00 p.m. Burial to be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the National Children's Leukemia Foundation, 7316 Avenue U., Brooklyn, NY 11234. Funeral Director, David N. Plourde.

Deborah A. "Deb" Age 44, of Lowman, NY, died in Elmira, NY, October 1st at St. Joseph's Hospital. Calling hours took place at the Goundrey Funeral Home in Salem, NH, Friday, October 6th. A memorial service celebrating Deb's life will be held Thursday, October 12th at 11:00 a.m. at the Victory Highway Wesleyan Church, 150 Victory Highway, Painted Post, NY, with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the National Children's Leukemia Foundation, 7316 Avenue U., Brooklyn, NY 11234.

Thelma Louise Age 81, of Morganton, NC and formerly of Elmira, NY, died Thursday, October 12, 2006. She was born May 24, 1925 in Tioga County, PA, and was the daughter of the late Frank Drake and Mabel Morris Drake. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph "Pat" Passage; a son, Roy Passage; a granddaughter, Tammy Benjamin; and a great-grandson, Jordan Passage. Thelma is survived by sons, Ralph Edward Passage of Smethport, PA, and Roger Passage of Sneeds Ferry, NC; a daughter, Donna Benjamin of Morganton; eight grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. There are no services planned at this time, but the family will be at Mrs. Passage's residence, 5841 Pilot St. in Morganton throughout the weekend. Sossoman Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.sosso

FESHOH Thomas S. Age 66, died Sunday, October 1, 2006, at his daughter's home in Sebastian after having a short battle with cancer. He was born October 25, 1939 in Elmira Heights, NY, to Theodore Feshoh and Marjorie (Feshoh) Harrington. Tom was a U.S. Army veteran and a loyal member of Elks Lodge #2661 in Lake Placid, FL, where he was loved by many. Tom loved NASCAR, playing cards, shooting darts, woodworking, golfing and spending time with his family and friends and his beloved pets, Molly and Smokey. He will be truly missed by all. Tom was survived by his wife, Susan Feshoh of Lake Placid; daughters, Deborah (John) Makovitch of Pine City, NY; Diane and Darlene Feshoh of Sebastian, FL; stepchildren, Debra Sheridan of Oswego, NY, Deanne White of Waverly, NY, and Scott (Gina) Sheridan of Oswego, NY; grandchildren, Thomas and Diane Makovitch, Hannah Feshoh, Shannon Horning and Logan White. A Memorial Service will be held at Elks Lodge #2661, Lake Placid, FL, on October 29, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to William Childs Hospice House, 381 Medplex Parkway, Palm Bay, FL 32907.

GEORGE W. FINNERTY, 88 of Gillett, died Sunday morning, Oct. 26, 2003, at the Bradford County Manor.  Born January 1, 1915, in Terry Township, he was a son of the late Gilbert Finnerty Sr. and Margaret Wilson Finnerty.  George owned and operated his farm in Milan for many years until 1971 and was also employed by American Bridgeworks in Elmira Heights, N.Y. while operating his farm. He later moved to New Jersey where he was employed by Hydro Carbon Research from 1973 until his retirement in 1980.  George was subsequently employed by Marshall's Maintenance in New Jersey until relocating in the Bradford County area in 1981. George enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and participating with his horse team at pulling events. Surviving are: his wife, Barbara Covey Finnerty at home; His children, Arthur Finnerty Sr. and his wife Joyce Finnerty of Gillett, Marshall Finnerty of Elmira, N.Y., Elton Finnerty and his wife Judy Finnerty of N.C., Janet Antrobus and her husband Joseph Antrobus of Trenton, N.J., Gordon Finnerty and his wife Sandy of Fla.; Numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; Three brothers, James Finnerty of Columbia Cross Roads, Martin Finnerty of Towanda and Gavin Finnerty of Ulster; Two sisters, Elizabeth Place of Towanda and Rosella Leonard of Elmira, N.Y.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by: A daughter, Eleanor Finnerty; two sons, Larry and Robert Finnerty; five brothers, William, Gilbert Jr., Andrew, John and Gordon Finnerty; and a sister, Nelle Bailey Morse.  A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa.

FRANCISCO John C. Of Elmira, NY Age 82, husband of Helen L. Tobey, died Sunday, September 17, 2006. A Memorial Service will be held in Westside United Methodist Church, corner of Foster Ave. and Church St., Elmira, NY, on Sunday, October 8, 2006, at 3:00 p.m. Funeral Services and interment were held Saturday, September 23, 2006, in Augusta, WV. Local arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904.

KENNETH EARL FREDERICK a lifelong Cantonian, died at Troy Hospital suddenly and unexpectedly on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999.  He was 52 years of age.  Born in Canton on Aug. 23, 1947, he was the son of Arthur and Zelda Luckey Frederick.  He attended Canton High School and later was employed by the Swayze Folding Box Co. for nearly two decades.  Kenny was a man well-know for his sense of humor.  He could dish it out, but he was a big enough man to take it and laugh at himself as well.  His wit never seemed to diminish even in the face of the disability that struck him several years ago.  With steadfast courage, Kenny went on with his life.  He continued to engage in the activities that he loved the most: hunting, card playing and especially visiting with friends and relatives, making wise-cracks at every available opportunity.  He was a friend to children and animals.  Even the most fearsome dog would submit to his touch.  Kenny is survived by his mother, Zelda Luckey Frederick of Canton; daughters, Tammy (and Delbert) Lewis of Sylvania, Wanda May of Gillett and Tina Frederick of Elmira; brother, William Frederick of Canton; sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Lloyd Carl of Granville Summit; sisters, Bertha Marbaker of Canton, Pauline Laudenslager of Blossburg and Helen Buck of Canton; six grandsons; one granddaughter; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, including a special nephew, Jeff Bolt, who looked after and cared for him.  He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Frederick and sister, Patricia Bolt.  In accordance with Kenny’s wishes there will be no calling hours.  A memorial service will be conducted at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Monday, Oct. 11, 1999 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family.  –Towanda Daily Review

GAINER –ROSEMARY GAINER WALSH age 84, died on Tuesday, September 5, 2006 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.  Rosie was born August 28, 1922 in Dushore, PA a daughter of the late Augustine N. & Margaret Sick Gainer. She graduated from St. Basil’s High School in Dushore, a member of the class of 1940.  She was an active member of St. Basil’s Church and belonged to the Altar & Rosary Society and a member of the church choir and for over 20 years taught the First Communion Class. She and her family have baked beans for the St. Basil’s and St. Francis (Overton) Picnics for over thirty years.  She was elected for over 40 years as a Cherry Township Auditor. She also was very involved with the Sullivan County 4H and was an accomplished seamstress and quilter.  She was also a volunteer for the Red Cross Bloodmobile, a member of the Tuesday Book Club and a volunteer at the Sullivan County Library.  On June 26, 1943, she married Bernard W. Walsh of Murraytown; he predeceased her on January 23 of this year.  They were the parents of four children: Mary Lou Meehan (John McCarthy), Wyalusing, James Walsh, Dushore, Eileen Walsh (Jordan Langelier), Denver, Co. and Peggy (William) Black, LaPorte. They have six grandchildren and three great-grandsons; two brothers and sister-in-law; John (Jack) & Virginia Gainer of Dushore and Eugene Gainer of New Alexandria, PA; a sister and brother-in-law, Jo Ann and Gene Merge, Pittsburgh; a sister-in law, Martina Cavanaugh of Concord, NC, formerly of Elmira Heights, NY, and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a brother, William E. Gainer.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2006 at 9:30 a.m. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA and followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, PA with the Rev. Bert S. Kozen, her pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil’s Cemetery.  Friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home on Friday, Sept. 8, 2006 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Members of St. Basil’s St. Francis of Assisi Altar and Rosary Society will recite the Rosary at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  There will be a Vigil Service on Friday, at the funeral home.  The family will provide the flowers and request that Memorials Contributions are directed to the Dushore Fire Company Ambulance Association, PO Box 1, Dushore, PA or to St. Basil’s Church Debt Reduction fund, PO Box 307, Dushore, PA and the Sullivan County Library, PO Box 309, Dushore, PA  -P. Dean Homer Funeral Home

GAUGHAN James J., Sr. Age 90, long time resident of Elmira, died Thursday, October 12, 2006 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Jim was born September 11, 1916 in Dushore, PA, the son of Martin and Marcella Broschard Gaughan. He is survived by his daughters and son-in-law, Mona K. Gaughan of Hudson, NY, Janice G. and Richard Saltsman of Erin, and Ann E. Gaughan of Elmira; son and daughter-in-law James J., Jr. and Denise Gaughan of Beaver Dams; 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Jim was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired employee of the Chemung County Treasurer's Office. Jim was a communicant of Ss. Peter & Paul Church and a member of Harry B. Bentley American Legion Post #443. In accordance with his wishes Jim will be cremated. Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service at McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Saturday, October 14, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. Donations in Jim's memory may be directed to Ss. Peter & Paul Church, 161 High Street, Elmira NY 14901

GODBEE –GRACE L. ROUPP, Morris Run.  Word has been received that Grace L. Roupp, 74 of Christmas, Fla., formerly of this borough died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000 at Florida South Hospital.  She and her husband, Vandyne observed their 55th wedding anniversary in June.  She was retired from Corning Glass Works, Corning, N.Y.  She was a member of Church of God, Christmas, Fla.  She enjoyed raising flowers and gardening.  Born Feb. 2, 1926 in Girard, she was a daughter of Cleveland and Nettie Godbee.  Surviving besides her husband, are six sons, James of Tioga, Denny of Orlando, Fla., Charlie of Blossburg, David of Liberty and Van and Rich, both of Blossburg; six daughters, Jerry Learn of Wellsboro, Janice Brown of Canton, Nettie Cole of Woodland, N.C., Christine Short of Roaring Branch, Vicky Dibble of Troy and Veronica Gulliver of Mansfield; a brother, Fred Godbee in Fla.; a sister Ann Bellville in Fla.; 29 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.  A memorial service for family and friends will be held at 2 p.m., Jan. 7 at Calvary Mennonite Fellowship Church, Morris Run.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

Susan (Hall) Age 64, passed peacefully, Tuesday, October 3, 2006 in Lake Placid, FL. She was predeceased by her husband, the love of her life of 27 years, Thomas S. Feshoh on October 1, 2006; her father, John Hall; brothers, Jackie Hall and James Hall. She is survived by her children, Deborah Sheridan of Oswego, NY, Deanne White of Waverly, NY, Scott (Gina) Sheridan of Oswego; grandchildren, Shannon Horning, Logan White and "Tekka" Sheridan; brothers, William (Sharon) Hall of FL, Shawn Hall of Texas; and sister, Kathy Warner of AZ; her mother, Sally Hoebel of NY; and several nieces and nephews; stepchildren, Deborah (John) Makovitch of Pine City, NY, Diane and Darlene Feshoh of Sebastian, FL; and grandchildren, Michael, Tommy and Diane Makovitch and Hannah Feshoh. Born in Oswego, NY on April 17, 1942, Susan grew up and graduated from Oswego High School in 1960. She was a long time resident of Watkins Glen, NY. She and her husband Tom, a 37-year member of Local (109) 267 Plumbers & Steamfitters, Ithaca, NY, retired to Lake Placid in 1997. Susan, a retired secretary, worked for many companies and was a floral artist for The Bloom Room in Watkins Glen, Stillmans Flower Shop and Kurtz's Gardens in Montour, NY. She was a member of the Elks Lodge #2661 and a member of the Lady Elks #2661 in Lake Placid and also a member of the Red Hat Club. She volunteered and was an active member of the community. Her contributions at the Women's Shelter, community center, dance committee, swim classes, BINGO and the Elks Lodge were appreciated by all. Susan loved her flowers and had a true appreciation for all of nature. Cooking, another passion, was enjoyed at many gatherings by family and friends over the years. Her children, grandchildren, family and friends will truly miss her "light up a room" personality, fiery red hair, wonderful, always surprising sense of humor and her smiling Irish eyes. In lieu of flowers, donations to your favorite charity can be made in Susan's name. A memorial service will be held at the Dowdle Funeral Home, 154 E. 4th St., Oswego, NY, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on October 20, 2006.

HELSTROM Steven A. Age 52, of Tioga, PA, died on Friday, October 6, 2006, at home with his family by his side. He was born on June 12, 1954 in Elmira, NY. Steve was predeceased by his father, Jim Helstrom; daughter, Karen Helstrom; and brother, Tom Helstrom. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Stuart) Helstrom of Tioga, PA; daughters, Stephanie (Thomas) Carr of Addison, and Amy Helstrom of Tioga, PA; mother, Joan Helstrom of ME; brothers, Jim Helstrom and Jerry Helstrom of ME; sisters, Debbie (Gary Pye) Frankenfield of ME, and Linda (Earl) Toothaker of ME; five grandchildren; stepdaughters, Michelle Robbins of Tioga, PA, and Melissa Johnson of Pine City; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service for Steve on Monday, October 9th, at 6 p.m. in Hamilton Hall at Elmira College.

HEMINGWAY –NINA HEMINGWAY SMILEY, 87 died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006 in the Spring Creek Care Center, Swatara Township.  She was formerly of 20th Street Harrisburg, and in her later years moved to Hummelstown Manor.  Born in Towanda on Aug. 20, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Minnie Johnson Hemingway.  Nina retired as secretary from the former Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.  She was a 1937 graduate of Towanda High School.  Nina was a 66-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 998, Lawnton, and a member of the Hummelstown Lioness Club.  She was also a member of the former Stevens Memorial Methodist Church, Harrisburg.  Nina was preceded in death by her husband, Rodney L. Smiley on July 7, 1978.  She is survived by two daughters, Barbara A. Dagenhart, wife of William E. of Middletown, and Roberta L. Fisher of Harrisburg; one son, David R. Smiley of Hershey; five grandchildren, Connie A. Zimmerman of Enhaut, Katie E. Zimmerman of Lower Swatara Township, Karen M. Renn and Robert H. Fisher, husband of Tina, both of Harrisburg, Lisa M. Fisher of Alexandria, Va., five great-grandchildren, Kristofer J. Renn, Kyle D. Renn, Joey M. Fisher and Riland H. Fisher, all of Harrisburg, and MacKenzie R. Zimmeran of Lower Swartara Township, a 100-year-old sister-in-law, Gertrude Holst of Tampa, Fla., one niece, Beth Tochman, wife of Mel, of Tampa, Fla., and one great-nephew, David Tochman of Tampa, Fla.  Memorial services will be held Friday, Oct. 6, 2006 at 12 noon in the Trefz and Bowser Funeral Home Inc., 114 W. Main St., Hummelstown, Pa., with the Rev. Dr. John W. Betlyon, pastor of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Hummelstown, officiating. Internment will be in East Harrisburg Cemetery.  Friends are invited to call for a visitation at the funeral home Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of the services. An American Legion Auxiliary prayer service will be held on Friday in the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Nina's memory to the Trefz and Bower Funeral Home Inc. 114 W. Main St., Hummelstown, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

Sharon (Herrington) Age 64, died after a multi year battle with cancer on Thursday, October 12, 2006, on the Skilled Nursing Unit of Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born March 30, 1942 in Georgetown, NY, and was the daughter of the late Sherman and Gertrude (Cady) Herrington. After living in Florida for many years, she returned to Bath, New York in 1989. Formerly a resident of Bethany Courtyards where she was very happy. She is survived by her children, Gary Eddy currently of Elmira, Rachel (Harold) Brammer in Florida, Randall (Becky) Eddy in Kansas, Russell (Michelle) Eddy in Florida, and Christopher Eddy in Florida. There are 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She is also survived by siblings, Beverly (Rudolph) Hauptman of Painted Post, Barbara (Raymond) Morseman of Bath, Donald Herrington of Bath, and Ina (Elwin) Cramer of Elmira. She was predeceased by her sister, Beatrice (Elwyn) Ingersoll of Cameron Mills. Sharon was a 1959 graduate of Troupsburg Central School where she was active in extracurricular activities. While Sharon worked briefly at Corning Glass Works in the mail room, managed a convenient store and worked in restaurants, her primary role was that of a homemaker. During her life, she enjoyed sewing, reading, needlework, dancing and playing cards. Memorials may be made to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Coming Road, Corning, NY 14830, Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905, or a charity of your choice. Family and Friends are invited to attend calling hours on Saturday, October 21, starting at 10:00 a.m. at the H. P. Smith & Son Funeral Home, Main Street, Woodhull, NY 14898. Also at the funeral home will be the funeral and committal service which will immediately follow at 11:00 a.m. Family and friends are then invited to a buffet at the home of Beverly and Rudy Hauptman, 3 Meadow Lane, Painted Post, NY 14870.

DONALD C. HILL, 76, Windsor, NY died March 11 1999 at his home.  Born in Granville Summit, he was the son of Mrs. Kate Hill (Mrs. Burton Roberts).  He was a graduate of Troy High School, was a US Marine Corp veteran of WW II, was a member of the Operating Engineers Local and a retired employee of the Town of Windsor Highway Department.  Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Dave and Cherel Hill; daughters, Donna K. Kohlbach and Diane G. Molnar all of Binghamton; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Daisy B. Fleming, a grandson, Daniel Kohlbach, great-granddaughter, Michelle Holbrook; two half-brothers, Lester and Clarence Roberts.  A memorial service was held March 14 from the Boulevard United Church, Binghamton with the Rev. Jerry J. Halbert officiating.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Hospice Program of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton, NY.  Arrangements were under the direction of Wm. R. Chase and Son, Port Dickson, NY.  –Canton Independent Sentinel   (Note:  Donald was the son of Miss Kate Hill and raised by her husband Burton Robert, not Roberts)

ISRAEL Burton Age 55, of Mansfield, PA, died Thursday, October 12, 2006, at his home. Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family.

Ella (Pat) Kimball (Harris) Age 74, died at Arnot Ogden Hospital, Tuesday, October 17, 2006. Mrs. Miller, "Pat" was born March 17, 1932, in Elmira, NY. A loving mother of five: Kim Caldwell, Dave (Stevie) Harris, Michael (Susan) Harris, Lisa Reed, and Gail Kroll. She was a very special Gramma to Sara, Danielle (Seth Rumsey), Angeline and Liam Caldwell, Frank and Adam Reed, Dustin and Malinda Harris, and Patrick Kroll; and her great-grandchildren, Jared Rumsey, Jamie Thomas, and Keara Reed. Mrs. Miller is survived by her first husband of 22 years, Buddy Harris of Montour Falls; and second husband of 12 years, Edwin Miller of Newfield. Pat is predeceased by her father and mother, Howard H. and Angeline Keller Kimball; and survived by her brother, Howard H. Kimball Jr. of Elmira; and sister, Calista Kimball (Buffalin) Pitts of Boise, Idaho; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins, along with two stepchildren. Pat was an active volunteer in the Odessa-Montour Central School with the Sports Boosters, Cheerleaders and Drill Team. She was a charter member of the Montour Falls Business Association. She served the Girls Scouts and PTA as well. We will be celebrating Pat's life at a Service to be held at Catharine United Methodist Church on Friday, October 20, 2006, at 4 p.m., the Rev. Sheila Price officiating. Friends and family are invited afterwards for light refreshments and reminiscing at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorials to be sent to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901, of which Pat was the director in Schuyler County until her retirement 12 years ago. Arrangements are under the direction of Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY.

KING Ivan C. Age 84, formerly of Horseheads, NY, died September 29, 2006 in Florida. He was born April 24, 1922 in Sabinsville, PA, the son of Fred H. and Hattie R. King. He owned and operated King's Appliances for several years in Elmira, NY. Ivan was a retired Major in the Army, was a Pearl Harbor survivor and numerous Pacific Campaigns, and was awarded a Bronze Star. Survived by children, Linda (John) Sumner, Pensacola, FL, Steve King, Elmira, NY, Tim King, Horseheads, NY; brothers and sisters, Blaine (Betty) King, Scotia, NY, Verna (Herb) Reddick, West Palm Beach, FL, Thelma (Paul) Wood, Bentley Creek, PA, Carl (Ellen) King, Sabinsville, PA; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Fred E. King on October 31, 2003. Interment was Wednesday, October 4, 2006, at the Barranca's National Cemetery, Pensacola, FL, with full Military Honors. Chaplain Capt. Bowen officiated. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, October 14, 2006, at 12:00 Noon at the Sabinsville Ambulance Assoc. Building, Sabinsville, PA.

KINNE –SHIRLEY M. CRAWFORD, 72 of RR1 Box 239, Wyalusing, Pa. (Indian Hill) died at her home on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 24, 2004.  She was born in Meshoppen, Pa. on Aug. 7, 1932 the daughter of the late John N. and Allida Ann Salsman Kinne.  Shirley was a graduate of the Wyalusing High School, class of 1950.  For over 30 years she was a seamstress at the Mindy Sue Dress Factory in Laceyville, Pa. and later at Meshoppen Manufacturing in Meshoppen, retiring in 1986.  In her younger years, she was a member of the Spring Hill United Methodist Church and she was also a member of the Rought Hall Post No. 510 American Legion in Black Walnut, Pa.  Most of her spare time she enjoyed spending with her family.  Surviving is her husband, Robert J. Crawford Sr. of Indian Hill, Pa.; three sons, James R. (Nancy) Crawford of Factoryville, Pa., Archie E. Crawford of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Jerry E. (Cathie) Crawford of Meshoppen; five daughters, Eleanor (Robert) Krissell of Anaheim, Calif., Roberta (Robert) Criswell of Parish, Fla., Sandra L. Walker (Charles Blaisure) of Meshoppen, Rosalie M. Brooks of Watkins Glen, N.Y. and Elsie B. (Marvin) Brotzman of Laceyville; a brother, George A. Kinne of Hazelton, Pa.; 53 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  There are also her special caregivers, Rhonda and Edsell Salsman and Nancy Crawford.  Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by a step-son, Robert J. Crawford Jr.; a sister, Charlotte Fowler, a brother, David Kinne; a grandson, William R. Eberlin and a granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Crawford.  Graveside memorial services will be held on Monday, Nov. 29, 2004 at 2 p.m. at the Lacey Street Cemetery in Laceyville, Pa.  Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral home, Main St., Laceyville, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

Rosa Mae Landreneau Age 81, of Lake Charles, died at 9:40 p.m., Sunday, October 8, 2006, in a local care facility. Mrs. Mathews was born July 21, 1925 in Grand Prairie, LA, to Emile and Rosa Fontenot Landreneau. She was a 1943 graduate of Ville Platte High School. She was employed by Continental Oil in Ville Platte, Sulphur Mines and Oil and Gas Transmission Company in the Pioneer Building in Lake Charles. Mrs. Mathews married her husband, Howard Mathews, November 11, 1954 in Alexandria, LA. She was a devoted housewife and mother who followed her husband until his retirement from the United States Air Force on August 1, 1965. She has been a resident of Lake Charles since their retirement. She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of 51 years, Howard Mathews of Lake Charles; one son, John H. Mathews of Lake Charles; one daughter, Karen M. Burns and husband, Randy of Lake Charles; one sister, Mary Lou Guillory of Pineville, LA; three sister- in- laws, Lessie Landreneau McLendon of Lake Charles; Betty Richter and husband, George of Chemung, NY and Joan Twist of Roaring Branch, PA; and one brother- in- law, Clarence Mathews and wife, Nancy of Liberty, PA. She also leaves many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Emily Landreneau Soileau; and five brothers, Marshall Landreneau, Austin Landreneau, George Landreneau, Percy Landreneau and David Landreneau. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 11, 2006, from Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. Father Joe McGrath will officiate. Burial will be in Consolata Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation Tuesday will be from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with a rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. Visitation Wednesday will continue from 8:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the funeral home. The family wishes to extend sincere Thanks to the staff of Holly Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Odyssey Hospice Care. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2909 West Holcombe Blvd- Houston, TX 77025-9992, or the American Cancer Society, One Lakeshore drive, Suite 1585, Lake Charles, LA 70629.

CHARLES A. LAUDENSLAGER.  On the morning of Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, Charles Augustus Laudenslager of Liberty died quietly at his residence surrounded by his family.  He was 64 years of age.   Born in Blossburg on Oct. 14, 1941, he was one of 17 children in the family of the late Charles and Florence (Bianci) Laudenslager Sr. Charles was raised in the mountains of Canton along with his 16 brothers and sisters. As a teenager, he developed a passion for cars and made a career of auto body repair.  He worked hard to provide a good life for his wife and children.  During the Vietnam War, Charles served our country with the U.S. Army.  He was an honest man with great pride and integrity. As a young boy he came to know the Lord and worshipped him daily. In recent years Charles worshipped at the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Williamsport.  On May 18, 1962, he was united in marriage to Helen Hoose, and together they raised their five children in Liberty. From 1995 to 2005, Charles and Helen lived in the Easley Pickens area of South Carolina. They quickly fell in love with the warm climate and Southern hospitality.  In 2005, they returned to Pennsylvania to be near their loving children and grandchildren.  Charles always enjoyed the great outdoors, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Charles was a family man who took pride in his wife, children, and grandchildren, spending every possible moment with them. His love for them was unconditional.  He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Helen, at home, his children, Gordon (and Beth) Laudenslager of Liberty, Linda (and Shane) Crawley of South Williamsport, Suzanne Laudenslager of State College, Brenda (and Martin) Jennings of Williamsport, and Charles Laudenslager III of Bremerton, Wa.; grandchildren Jacob Laudenslager, Hunter and Gabriel Crawley, Natasha, Dominic and Isiah Jennings, sisters and brothers Mary Haven, Sue (and Bill) Meuse, Barbara (and Robert) Slingerland, Stanley Laudenslager, Arthur Laudenslager, Rose (and Donald) Shadduck, Ruth Laudenslager, Nettie Morgan, Esther Smith, Paul (and Sharon) Laudenslager, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Florence Laudenslager; brothers, Jacob and Francis Laudenslager and sisters, Bertha and Shirley Laudenslager, Beverly Cox and Debra Frederick.  Viewing will be Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton. Services will be at 1 p.m. with Pastor David Bixler officiating.  Interment will follow in Pennsdale Cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review

JOHN D. LENOX, 80 of Vestal, N.Y. died at Willow Point Nursing Home, Vestal Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000.  He was born on Aug. 8, 1919 in Towanda to his parents, no deceased, Raymond and Sarah Lenox.  John was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Vestal; a retired IBM Corp. employee retiring after 33 years of service and a member of its Quarter Century Club.  He was also a member of the Vestal Knights of Columbus.  Surviving are: his wife of 57 years: Marguerite (Peg) Lenox, Johnson City; four daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Russ Bukwa, Indianapolis, Ind., Sandra Crouse and Richard O’Hara, Pat and Jeff Cornick and Debbie and Mike Cummings, all of Vestal; a son, John D. Lenox, Bershire, N.Y.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Anthony and Margaret of Towanda, James and Rose, Lake Wesauking and Joseph and Marie, Towanda; his sisters-in-law and brother-in-law; Lillian Lenox, Yonkers, N.Y., Dorothy Lenox, Towanda and Gordon Seeley Sr., Troy and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Sarah Lenox; three brothers, Raymond, William and Leo; and two sisters, Mary and Catherine.  He was a loving husband and grandfather to his family.  Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 E. Main St., Endicott, N.Y. followed by a funeral Mass at our Lady of Sorrows Church at 10:30 a.m.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City.  The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to the Lourdes Hospital Foundation, 169 Riverside Dr., Binghamton, N.Y. or the American Heart Association, 26 S. Washington St., Binghamton, N.Y.  –Towanda Daily Review

Jolie A. (Matteson) Age 54, died on Thursday, October 5, 2006, after a courageous battle with cancer in Tampa, FL, where she has lived for the past 19 years. Her soul mate and best friend, Dan Hanlin, also of Tampa, FL, survives her. In addition to Dan, she is survived by her adoring family: mother, Verna (Blair) Reynolds of Elmira, NY; sisters, and brothers-in-law, Cathy and Jack Labar of Erin, NY, Vicki and John Smith of Elmira Heights, NY; son, Albert Dunkle III of Millport, NY; daughter, Rena Dunkle of Florida; granddaughters, Erica and Cara, also of Florida; stepbrothers, and their wives, Alton and Essy Reynolds of Georgia, Bobby and Cathleen Reynolds of California, Billy and Martha Reynolds of Elmira, NY; along with several loving nieces and nephews. Her loving father, John R. Matteson; and beloved stepfather, Paul A. Reynolds, predeceased her. For the last 16 years, she worked at Newman's Cigar Factory in Tampa, living every day to do her job in a place she loved with a special 'second family'. She is coming home! Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Wednesday, October 11, 2006, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring her life will be held there following the visitation (8 p.m.). The Reverend Ross Raymond will celebrate Jolie's services. Memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901.

JAMES M. MATTOCKS, 76 OF East Troy died peacefully surrounded by his family at his home on Friday August 25, 2006.  He was the loving husband of Betty Jean (Gates) Mattocks to whom he married on February 9, 1951.  Jim and Betty Jean were married for over 55 years.  Jim was born on October 7, 1929 in East Troy.  He was the son of the late Clyde A. and Mabel (Ayres) Mattocks.  Jim was a 1947 Troy High School graduate and a lifelong farmer in the Troy area.  He was a member of the East Troy Baptist Church and the Pennsylvania Holstein Association.  Jim was Vice President of the North Penn Bulk Tank Association and was director for many years of D.H.I.A.  He was an over 50-year member of the Holstein Friesian Association and the Odd Fellows and was a member of the Canton Moose.  Jim is well known around Troy for his undying passion for the New York Yankees and Dale Earnhardt.  He also had a great love for his cows and buck hunting.  He even shot a bear once.  Jim loved his family very much, including his wife Betty Jean, sons, David (Gail) Mattocks and James K. Mattocks; daughters, Sandra (Leo) Shedden and Sheila (Bob) Foulkrod of Troy; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; brother Joseph (Joanne) Mattocks of Towanda and several nieces and nephews.  Jim’s family would like to remember his special friends; Wayne Scott, Jimmie Walker and all his card playing buddies and give special thanks to Doc Connell, Dr. Weis, Dr. Good and their staff along with Jim’s niece Cathy Barrett for the special care he received from them during his illness.  Family and friends are welcome to gather for a memorial service celebrating Jim’s life at the East Troy Baptist Church, Route 6 in East Troy on Friday, September 1, 2006 at 1:00 p.m.  Rev. Garry Zuber and Rev. Kenneth Marple will be officiating.  The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., Troy is assisting the family with arrangements.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

MICHAEL John G. "Jack" Retired Electrician Age 71 of Decker Ave. Elmira, died Tuesday October 3, 2006 at his home. Jack was born on October 9, 1934 in Broad Acres, Ohio, son of the late Gilbert L. & Sue A. Ashcraft Michael. He was employed by Local Union # 139 in Elmira as an electrician until his retirement in 1997. Jack was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. Surviving are his children, Barbette (Clay) Haygood; Karen (Mark) Isaacson; Richard (Susan) Michael; Stan (Kelly) Michael; sisters, Norma Omen, Vicky (Ray) Gleason; a sister-in-law, Grace McDougal; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Friday evening, October 6, 2006 from 6-7 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. with the Reverend Donald Rockwell officiating.

HARRY A. MOORE, 94 of Troy RR 3, formerly of Troy died Friday, May 29, 1992 at the Bradford County Manor.  Mr. Moore was born March 26, 1898 in Union Township, Tioga County, Pa. a son of Edward S. and Maude Sechrist Moore.  Harry was a machine operator for Cummings Lumber Co., Troy, retiring in 1962.  Surviving are three daughters, Patricia Brewster of Granville Summit, Mary Jane Nybeck of Morris Run and Adrian Baird of Springfield, Ore.; a son, Harry A. Jr. of Canton; a brother, LaRue E. of Florida; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services will be held from the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton Tuesday June 2, 1992 at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Melvin Good will officiate.  Interment will be in the Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport, Pa.  Visitation will be held at the funeral home Tuesday 10-11 a.m.  –Towanda Daily Review

STEVEN LEE O’CONNOR, 8, Canton RR 2 died June 1, 1996 as the result of injuries sustained from an automobile accident while riding his bicycle.  Born August 20, 1987 in Sayre, he was the son of Elizabeth (Smith) Rutty and Paul O’Connor.  He was a third grade student at Canton Elementary School and enjoyed the outdoors, especially camping and fishing with his family.  Surviving are his mother and step-father, Elizabeth and Stephen Rutty, Canton RR 2; his father and step-mother, Paul and Amy O’Connor, Bath, NY; a sister, Tiffany Lynn O’Connor; a brother, Levi James Rutty; maternal grandparents, Arthur Jr. and Linda L. Smith, Canton; maternal great-grandfather, Arthur Smith Sr., Shunk; paternal grandparents, Terrence and Barbara O’Connor, Louisiana; paternal great-grandmother, Ann L. O’Connor, Wyalusing; several aunts, uncles and cousins.  The funeral and committal service was held from the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton, June 4 with the Rev. Gregory Ferguson, pastor of the Buck Settlement Baptist Church, Bath, NY officiating.  A private interment will be held at the convenience of the family.  Memorials for the benefit of the families may be directed to: Mrs. Della Czop, RR 3, Box 519C, Shunk, PA in Steven’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

PALMATIER Kenneth A. of Genesee, PA 94, died Sunday, October 8, 2006. Born January 8, 1912 at Palmatier (Ford Hill) in Allegany Twp., he was the son of Gilbert and Hazel Carpenter Palmatier. On January 8, 1936 in Sweden Valley, he married the former Ruth Baker, who predeceased him in 1993. A graduate of Coudersport H.S., he attended trade school in Ohio for automotive and diesel mechanics. He owned and operated Palmatier's Garage in Genesee for many years. With the garage, he operated a Chevrolet dealership until 1973. He was a member of the Genesee United Methodist Church, Potter County Historical Society, and the Genesee Grange. Surviving are two sons, David (Alice) of Wellsville, NY, and Paul (Elizabeth Carrow) Palmatier of Genesee; two daughters, Patricia (Robert) Hurd of Westfield, PA, and Kathryn (Charles Jerry) Leamy of Denver, PA; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by two grandsons, Stacy L. Bachman and William Palmatier; and a sister, Jessie M. Palmatier. Friends may call at the Genesee United Methodist Church on Thursday, October 12th, from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., with Funeral Services following at 8:00 p.m. Mr. Palmatier's grandson, the Rev. Darrin G. Hunt, will officiate. Burial will be in Genesee Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Genesee United Methodist Church or the Genesee Volunteer Fire & Ambulance Company, Genesee, PA 16923. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.

PAYNE Davon Anthony "Peanut" Infant son of Christina Bellinger and David Payne died Wednesday, October 11, 2006. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Michael Williams and Susan (Mark) Cicci; paternal grandparents, David Hall and Brenda Myles, all of Elmira; along with several aunts, uncles, great-aunts, great-uncles, great-grandparents and cousins. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, October 14th, at 10 a.m. in Glad Tidings Christian Life Church, 116 Breesport Rd., Horseheads. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.

REYNOLDS –IRENE H. (REYNOLDS) SEELYE a lady who dedicated her life to caring for others, died unexpectedly at Troy Community Hospital on Dec. 18, 1996.  She was 65 years old.  Irene was born in West Grove, Chester Co., Pa. to Ira and Helen (Franklin) Reynolds on Oct. 26, 1931.  While in her early teens her family relocated to Canton where she completed her high school education.  During this time she was courted by a local lad named Charles Leroy Seelye and they became inseparable.  Although she came from the “flatlands” Irene was able to teach her Endless Mountains Beau a thing or two about hunting.  According to her family she bagged more deer and turkeys than any man in the county.  Irene and Leroy were married on July 20, 1952 and were subsequently blessed with two sons and a daughter.  She acquired six years of college education which she applied to her career as a care giver to the aging and co-authored the Senior Centers Operational Manual which is used by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging.  Irene’s sojourn as a caregiver resulted in several relocations of the Seelye family.  In 1956 they moved to Kutztown and two years later they moved to York.  As a member of the Messiah United Methodist Church in York, Irene managed to set time apart from her career and her homemaking to do the Lord’s work.  She served as adviser to the Youth Fellowship, helping to guide young lives along the Lord’s path.  In 1774, the Seelyes returned to Canton where Irene assumed the role of site manager for the Canton Community Center for Senior Citizens, retiring in 1988.  She was an avid gardener of both flowers and vegetables and always had an abundant harvest to can.  She was also known as being one of the best cooks around and her baking expertise was well known throughout the community.  She had just finished her Christmas baking the night before her passing.  She was a former member of the VFW Post No. 714 Ladies Auxiliary of Canton and a dyed-in-the-wood Baltimore Orioles fan.  Irene is survived by her husband C. Leroy Seelye at home, sons, Michael of Canton and Scott Seelye, Sr. of Plymouth, Pa.; daughter, Sandra McWilliams of Sterling, Virginia; brothers, Robert I. Reynolds of Street, Md.; Franklin F. Babcock of Canton; sisters, Linda H. Davis of Granville Summit and Mary Short of Monroeton; grandsons, Derek and Joshua McWilliams and Scott Seelye Jr.; granddaughters, Lauren Seelye; step-granddaughters, Linda Semrau and Alicia Cotter; step-great grandson, Taylor J. Semrau; brother-in-law, Robert Seelye; sister-in-law, Elizabeth (Rumsey) Seelye; special friend, Ken VanNoy of Granville Summit; numerous nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.  Memorial service will be conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating.  The family will receive friends between 12 and 1 p.m.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family.  Contributions in Irene’s name may be made to the War Memorial Save the Pool fund or the Canton Community Center for Senior Citizens.  –Towanda Daily Review

Roberta M. Age 55, of #326 Pleasant Valley Road, Osceola, PA, Friday, October 6, 2006, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She was born September 28, 1951 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of Donald R. and Waneta Upham Rice Sr. She owned and operated the "Five Star Busy Mart" with her husband, Fred, for many years. Roberta was a graduate of Elkland High School, class of 1969. Survived by husband, Fred; son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Tammy Hatch, R.D., Osceola, PA; grandchildren, Curtis, Haley and Madeline Hatch, R.D., Osceola, PA; brother, Donald R. Rice Jr., R.D., Osceola, PA; several cousins. A Memorial Service will be conducted Saturday, October 14, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. at Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA. Rev. Robert Goodrich, Offc. Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, PO Box 65039, Dallas, Texas 75265-0309, in Roberta's memory

FLOYD MYRON RINEBOLD, 92 OF Binghamton, NY and a former resident of Canton died November 2, 1986.  He was born December 9, 1893, the son of Francis and La Myra Rinebold.  He was married to the former Florence Kennedy.  Mr. Rinebold was employed as a dental technician by Dr. Decker and Son, Binghamton for some 45 years.  He managed the Diamond Dental Lab and was associated with Dr. Fred Solan.  He is survived by sons, Richard Rinebold, Binghamton and Robert Rinebold, Tannersville, NY; daughter, Jean Rinebold, Binghamton; two grandchildren, Elliott and Katrina, Tannersville, NY; brothers, Harold Rinebold, Binghamton and Lester Rinebold, Canton and several cousins.  He was predeceased by his wife in 1973.  There will be no funeral and committal services.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association in Mr. Rinebold’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

THERON C. ROBBINS, 83, of Hillsgrove, PA, died December 27, 2001 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  He was born June 20, 1918 in Masten a son of Jasper and Almira Robbins.  Theron was a US Navy veteran who served in the Pacific Theater during World War II.  He belonged to the Hillsgrove United Methodist Church, Hillsgrove Fire and Ambulance Co., the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  He is survived by his wife, Edna; tow sons, Frederick Robbins, Alexandria, VA and Theron Robbins, Jr., of Jamestown, PA; one daughter, Shelly Reese, Ralston; two step=sons, Raymond and Bruce Blow of Hinesville, GA; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, six step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren; four sisters; Laura Koenig, Greenville, NC; Letha Tomlin, Chambersburg, PA; Shirley Sullivan, Ithaca, NY, Mary Jane Saxe, Dayton, OH; as well as many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Dale Robbins; three brothers, Merle, Bernard and Emmit; one sister, Marjorie Cott.  A memorial service was held Saturday, December 29, 2001 at the Hillsgrove United Methodist Church.

ROGERS –CARMETA L. THALL, 68 of Canton RR 2 died on Thursday, Dec. 17, 1992 at the home of her daughter, Carol Franz, Sonestown following a lingering illness.  She was born Aug. 20, 1924 in New Era, Bradford County the daughter of the late Frank and Stella Mayo Rogers.  Mrs. Thall was preceded in death by her first husband, the late Walter Shrimp in 1983.  She has spent most of her lifetime in the Sullivan County area.  Surviving are her second husband, Robert B. Thall at home; one daughter, Carol Frantz, Sonestown; two granddaughters, Dulcey Smith, New Albany and Carmeta Pearson, Muncy Valley RR; two great-grandsons, Tyler Pearson and Justin Smith; Three brothers, Francis Rogers, Sayre RR, William Rogers, Newtown Square, PA and Carl Rogers, Rome; three sisters, Anna Fitzwater, Canton, Helen Croft, Waverly and Donna Ford, Rome.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter and Robert Rogers.  The funeral service was held on Monday, Dec. 21, 1992 in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, Dushore, with pastors, the Rev. Robert W. Martin and the Rev. James Lewis officiating.  Interment was in Fairview Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

IVAN E. ROOT, 78, of Tioga RR 2 died Tuesday, April 13, 1999 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  He was a retired truck driver.  An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the American Legion and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  Born May 19, 1920 in Mansfield, he was a son of Carl and Eva Cleveland Root.  Surviving besides his mother of Towanda, are his wife, the former Clara Burfield; four sons, Harold of Telico Plains, Texas, Howard of Brownsville, Texas, Larry of LeRoy, N.Y. and Mark; two daughters, Gerry Carman of Tasley, Va., and Arlene McCullough of Accamac, Va.; five stepchildren, Mary Robbins of Tioga, Estella Currentt and JoAnn Douglas, both of Umatilla, Fla., Kenneth Phillips and Edith Murray, both of St. Michaels, Md.; four brothers, Leonard of Arkport, N.Y., Larry of Buffalo, N.Y., William of Canton and Robert of Monroeton; three sisters, Evelyn Wood of Monroeton, Carol McCatherine of Wysox and Norma Pearson of Midway, Texas and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and step-grandchildren.  The funeral will be at6 7 p.m. Friday at Wilston’s, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield with the Rev. David Watkins officiating.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.  The family will provide the flowers.  –Elmira Star Gazette

FORREST ‘ED’ ROPER 84, of Cayucos, CA died January 14, 1997 at home.  Mr. Roper was born October 26, 1912 in Marion, NC.  He was a retired Navy Commander, serving 26 years.  A veteran of World War II, he served in many capacities at stations and on ships around the world.  He then embarked on a second career of teaching.  He and his wife, JoAn (Lindley) retired in Cayucos, CA ten years ago.  He was a member of Cayucos Lions club, Community Presbyterian Church of Cambria and the Retired Officers Association.  He is survived by his wife, JoAn; son, Robbin Roper, Santa Rosa, CA; daughters, Penny Caldwell, Wayne, PA and Dianne Ringer, Santa Clara, CA; three grandchildren; brother-in-law, Benn Lindley, Trumbill, CT; sisters-in-law, Lois Johnson, Canton and Lucy Baumunk, Shunk, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

VAN DYNE B. ROUPP, 77 of Christmas, FL formerly of Morris Run, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001 at the Florida Hospital.  Born May 18, 1924 in Liberty he was the son of Harry and Edna Post Roupp.  A veteran of WWII he retired from Corning Glass Works and moved to Florida in 1988.  He enjoyed his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  His hobbies were fishing and visiting with his friends on his porch.  He was a faithful member of the Church of God in Christmas, FL.  His wife of 55 years, Grace Godbee Roupp, predeceased him Dec. 6, 2000.  Surviving are his sons, James (Loretta) of Columbia Cross Rds., Denny (Tammie) of Orlando, FL, Charles (Bonnie) of Blossburg, David (Janet) of Liberty, Van of Blossburg and Richard (Shareen) of Christmas, FL; daughters, Geraldine Learn of Wellsboro, Janice (Milton) Brown of Canton, Nettie (Perce) Cole of Woodland, NC, Christine (Albert) Short of Roaring Branch, Vicky (Timothy) Dibble of Troy and Veronica (John) Gulliver of Mansfield; 29 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and one brother, Oswald of Tioga.  A memorial service will be held at the Church of God in Christmas, FL.  A memorial service will be held at the Calvary Mennonite Church of Morris Run on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002 at 2 p.m.  Memorial donations may be made to the Church of God, PO Box 30 Highway 50E, Christmas, FL.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

RUNDELL –ETHEL H. LEWIS.  During the early morning hours April 18, 2004 Ethel H. Lewis, 96 formerly of Cedar Ridge Apartments, Canton, New Port Richey, FL and Bridge St. Hill, Towanda, died quietly at Bradford County Manor.  Born August 5, 1907 in Monroeton she was the daughter of the late William S. and Julia E. VanGorter Rundell.  She spent most of her life in Towanda.  In earlier years she was employed at the Berlinger Silk Mill.  It was there that she met the lover of her life Kenard Lewis and on January 16, 1953 they were untied in marriage.  In 1965, Kenard retired and the Lewises moved to New Port Richey, FL.  Mrs. Lewis was a communicant of Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church.  The Lewises resided there until Mr. Lewis’ passing in 1991.  Mrs. Lewis moved to Canton and became active in St. Michael’s Catholic Church.  Encouraged by her sister, Ella May, she became active in the Village Improvement Association (VIA).  She was an avid bowler and was also a member of Canton Chapter 981 WOTM.  Surviving are her nieces, Marian Chilson, Osage City, FL; Melanie MacDonald, Huntingdon PA; Roxanne Siracusa, Henrietta, NY, and Rebecca Burin, Odessa, NY; several nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and cousins; and many dear friends at Phyl-Carlo and Cedar Ridge and in St. Michael’s Parish, Canton.  In addition to Kenard, her husband of 48 years, she was predeceased by her sister, Ella May; brothers, Rodney, Howard and Ralph Rundell; her brother-in-law, Maxwell P. May; and sister-in-law, Ethel Rundell.  A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 1 at St. Michael’s Church, Canton.  Contributions in Mrs. Lewis’ name may be directed to St. Michael’s Church Memorial Fund, 24 N. Washington St., Canton, PA.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Morse and Kleese Funeral home. Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

RICHARD FAY RUNDELL, 73 a native of Canton, died February 7, 2003 in Rocky Mont, NC.  Born December 19, 1929 he was a son of the late Charles Wilmot “Bill” and Florence E. Cole Rundell.  Following graduation from Canton High School he enlisted in the U.S. Army at age 17 and was honorably discharged in 1950.  He was a graduate of Lynchburg College, VA; the Hartford School of Religious Education and the Hartford Theological Seminary, CT; and the Graduate School of Education, Duke University, Durham, NC.  While studying in Hartford he met Kay Lorraine Kinch (also of Canton).  They were married June 7, 1958.  He was ordained into the Christian ministry in 1960 in Canton.  In North Carolina he served as Minister of Christian Education, First Christian Church, Wilson; Minster, Bath Christian Church, Bath and from 1970 to 1994 as Minister of the Hassell Christian Church, Hassell.  Throughout the ministry at Hassell, he was employed full-time by the Edgecombe County Schools as a Guidance Counselor at North Edgecombe High School, Leggett.  He was a lifetime member of the Bradford and Tioga County, Pennsylvania, Historical Societies and held memberships in various associations in Virginia and North Carolina.  He was a five-gallon blood donor.  Surviving are his wife, Kay, Rocky Mount; his brother, David Wilmot (Barbara Letts) Rundell, Mansfield; cousins in Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, Florida and Boone, NC; and nieces Debra, Carol, Bonnie and Nancy on the West Coast.  A private service was held in Rocky Mount.  Burial will take place in Pennsylvania at a later date.  Memorial gifts may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association or a charity of one’s choice.  Arrangements were entrusted to Bowling Funeral Home and Crematory, 661 English Road, Rocky Mount, NC.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

SALISBURY –MRS STANLEY (HANNAH EUDORA SALISBURY) GILBERT, formerly of Canton died September 30, 1971 at the home of her grandniece, Mrs. Grace Vaow in Meshoppen, six weeks to the day after her 99th birthday.  Death came from the frailties of advanced age.  Services were held no Sunday, October 33 at the Kleese Funeral Home in Canton, with burial beside her previous husband, James Brenchley in the West Hill Cemetery, Shunk for which her grandfather Shadduck had given the land.  Mrs. Gilbert was born on a farm in Fox Township, Sullivan County, Aug. 19, 1872 the third child of Elon Galusha and Vicilla Chloe (Shaddock) Salisbury and most of her long life was spent in Sullivan and Bradford Counties.  On both sides she was descended from early colonist of Massachusetts.  Four of her ancestors came over in the Mayflower and seven took part in the American Revolution.  These included Dr. John Wilcox, only known Revolutionary soldier buried in Fox Township and Mara (Mary) Sargeant Grace, the “Mollie Pitcher of Bunker Hill,” and William Salisbury, one of the “Indians” at the Boston Tea Party and a soldier with General Montgomery and Arnold in the attempted invasion of Canada, both of whom are buried in the Leona Cemetery.  As a girl of fourteen, Mrs. Gilbert became one of the charter members of the Shunk Seventh-day Adventist Church, the denomination of which she was a devoted member all her long life.  She often played the piano or organ for church services and for many years taught piano to children where she lived.  She was also an active member of the Etude Music Club of LeRoy during her years there.  Though married three times, Mrs. Gilbert had no children of her own, but she was a second mother to her grandnieces, Grace King, (Mrs. Francis Vaow) and Judith Straus (Mrs. Alfred DiCenso) who lived with her for extensive periods during their childhood and girlhood.  Other young relatives stayed with her for shorter periods.  Mrs. Gilbert is survived by her brother, Elon Galusha Sallisbury IV of Takoma Park, Maryland by sixteen nephews and nieces, and by grandnieces and nephews even to the fourth and fifth generations.  She also has two step-daughters; Mrs. Emerson Havens, Troy and Mrs. Clifton Rundell, Seneca Falls, N.Y.  None ever exemplified the “Good Neighbor” better than did Mrs. Gilbert.  She was always the one called on by family and community in times of emergency and one called on her help in vain.  She was also the member of the family who over the later years kept in touch with its far-scattered members and was the link between them and the past.  She was known affectionately as “Aunt Dora” by many besides her host of blood relations and their families.  Her memory will be cherished widely with affection and esteem.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

SALSMAN –ANNA L. KINNE, 87 of Indian Hill, Wyalusing RR 1, died Monday evening, Nov. 18, 1991 at her home following a long illness.  Born on Golden Hill, Laceyville RR 2, Jan. 14, 1904, she was the daughter of the late H. Augustus and Amanda Kelly Salsman.  She was a homemaker for her late husband, John N. Kinne who died in 1974 and for her family.  She is survived by one son, George A. Kinne of Freeland, Pa.; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Shirley) Crawford of Indian Hill, with whom she resided; one brother, Augustus Salsman of Tunkhannock; three sisters, Mrs. Hazel May and Mrs. Lillian Ham, both of Horseheads, N.Y. and Mrs. Francis (Jeannette) Brotzman of Laceyville, sixty-seven grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Charlotte Fowler in 1973.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday Nov. 20, at 2 p.m. at the Sheldon funeral home, Main Street, Laceyville with the Rev. Thurston Shumway, pastor of the Plains United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Lacey Street Cemetery, Laceyville.  Interment will be in the Lacey street Cemetery, Laceyville.  Friends may call at the Sheldon Funeral Home Wednesday from 1 p.m. to the time of the service.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Laceyville Ambulance Association, Laceyville, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

BURTON SALSMAN, Laceyville RD 2, died Thursday evening, March 17, 1988 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre following a long illness.  He was born at Jenningsville, Windham Township on Dec. 15, 1918 a son of the late Stanley and Bernice McCarroll Salsman.  He was an Army veteran of World War II and served as staff sergeant with the First Armored Division in the European Theatre.  For the last 34 years he has operated the Jackson Dairy Farms on Lacey Street, Laceyville and during the evening hours he sold brewery grain to many farmers in the area at the Gibbons Brewery in Wilkes-Barre.  He was a Braintrim Township supervisor and served as chairman for many years.  Mr. Salsman and his wife, the former Helen Jackson, would have celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary in April.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Lidarae and Mark Davenport of Stroudsburg and a son and daughter-in-law, Zane and Donna Salsman of Laceyville; two brothers, Walter of Lewisburg, Pa. and Clarence of Berwick, Pa.; five sisters, Mrs. Emma Evans of LaPorte, Mrs. Frances Farr of Millville, Pa., Mrs. Gertrude Young of Bloomsburg, Pa., Mrs. Lois Hall of Apalachin, Mrs. Alice Rerechart of Atalas, Pa.; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  The funeral service will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville with the Rev. Doug Hoeffner, pastor of the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church officiating.  Military services will be conducted by the Rough-Hall American Legion Post No. 510 with committal services at the Laceyville Cemetery, Laceyville.  Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Wyoming Cancer Society in care of Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock.  –Towanda Daily Review

ROBERT V. SALSMAN of RR 1, Box 24 Laceyville died at his home, Saturday, June 4, 1994.  Born on Golden Hill, Windham Township, Wyoming County, Feb. 5, 1926, he was the son of the late Fred and Effie McCarroll Salsman Sr.  Mr. Salsman was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army and stationed in Italy.  He retired in 1991 from Cornell Manufacturing in Laceyville after working there for 18 ½ years.  He was previously employed by A.B. Cole and Son in Meshoppen, Pa. where he drove a milk tanker for 20 years.  He was a member of the Rough-Hall Post No. 510 American Legion in Black Walnut.  In his spare time he enjoyed woodworking and golfing.  He and his wife enjoyed camping in Myrtle Beach, S.C. and also throughout Pennsylvania.  Surviving are his wife, the former Betty Jean Warner to whom he was married for 45 years; two sons and their wives.  Donald and Kathy Salsman of Sugar Run and Ronald and Gail Salsman of Benton, Pa.; two daughters, Ms. Kay Newcomb of Cortland, N.Y. and Mrs. Rick (Annette) Wilbur of Wyalusing; eight sisters, Mrs. Ernest (Louise) Ditchburn, Wilmington, del., Mrs. Freda Stedge, Waverly, N.Y., Mrs. Edwin (Letha) Robinson, Middletown, Pa., Mrs. Lela Smith, Laceyville, Pa., Mrs. Melvin (Martha) Adams, Sugar Run, Pa., Mrs. Richard (Thelma) Larrabee, Durham, N.C., Mrs. Floyd (Margie) Bahr, Byron, Minn., and Mrs. Terry (Nancy) Vargason, Towanda; three brothers, Harold and Janett Salsman, Laceyville, Glen Salsman, Bloomsburg, Pa. and Fred Jr. and Irene Salsman, LeRaysville; five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 8, 1994 at 11 a.m. at the Sheldon Funeral home, Main Street, Laceyville with Rev. Jon Buxton of the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Overfield Cemetery in Meshoppen.  Family and friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  Graveside military services will be conducted by the rough Hall Post No. 510 American Legion of Black Walnut.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Guthrie Hospice, Towanda, Pa. or the Skinners Eddy United Methodist church, c/o Mrs. Mae Grose, RR 1, Laceyville, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

SARGEANT –NORMA JEAN (SARGEANT) BURKHARDT of New Carlisle, OH died August 23, 1997 at her residence.  She was born Norma Jean Sargeant November 7, 1935 in Sayre, PA the daughter of Robert M. and Winnie I. (Imes) Sargeant.  Norma had been an elementary teacher in public and private schools, worked in industry, held membership in the American Business Women’s Association and was an avid gardener amongst her many vocational pursuits.  She is survived by her husband, Paul Burkhardt, New Carlisle; her mother, Winnie I. Sargeant and uncle Harold W. Imes (both of 316 W. Columbia St., Springfield, OH); her brother and sister-in-law, W. C. (Buzz) and Diane (Schwartz) Sargeant (10227 SR 212 NE, Boliva, OH); a brother-in-law; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  She was preceded in death by her father, maternal and paternal grandparents and a nephew.  –Troy Gazette-Register

JACOB LEWIS SCHANBACHER.  Word has been received in the area of the death of Jacob Lewis Schanbacher, 92 of the Milner Health Center, Rossville, Indiana.  Mr. Schanbacher died June 25, 1984 at the Milner Health Center.  He was a former resident of Kokomo, Indiana.  He was born Nov. 25, 1892 in Grover, Pa. a son of Albert F. Schanbacher and Abigail Crouch Schanbacher.  In 1920 he married the former Mabel Reeser who preceded him in death in 1976.  He is survived by one daughter, Marilyn Grandstaff of Lafayette, Indiana; one son, John R. Schanbacher of Warsaw, Indiana; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.  Two brothers preceded him in death.  Mr. Schanbacher was retired as an insurance agent from People’s Life and Security Casualty Company in Indianapolis.  He was a veteran of World War I.  He was a member of the Kokomo Poetry Circle and wrote three books, “The Boy of Appalachia,” poetry books, “Carriage Blocks and Hitching Posts” and Teaspoon Holders and Napkin Rings.”  The first of these were based on his native hometown area.  Mr. Schanbacher was affiliated with the local Historical Society.  The funeral service was held Friday from the Ellers Funeral Chapel in Kokomo, Indiana.  Burial was in the New London Cemetery, in New London, Indiana.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

CLIFFORD RAYMOND SCHRADER, 85 of Colonial Towers, North Towanda, Pa., died on Oct. 13, 2004 surrounded by his loving family.  Born on July 7, 1919 in Powell, Pa. he was a son of Raymond and Pearl Walborn Schrader.  He was a graduate of Rome High School, Rome, Pa.  He enlisted in the U.S. Calvary in 1941 and served in World War II where he received several medals, including a special medal from Charles Degaulle.  He worked at General Electric in Elmira for 20 years, retiring due to heart disease.  He married Retha Rolfe on July 4, 1942 in Georgia.  They celebrated their 63rd anniversary in July.  They resided for 52 years in Windham Center.  Clifford’s main interest was in his family.  He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Retha, at home; one son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Toni of Windham, Pa.; a daughter and son-in-law; Sharon and Thomas Horton of Hornbrook, Pa., granddaughter, Melissa and her husband Michael Brown of Hornbrook; three grandsons, Michael Horton, Kenneth Schrader and his wife, Shannon, stationed with the USAF in Sumter, S.C.; a grandson Kirk Schrader of Baltimore, Md.; four great-grandsons, Dean, Nathan and Keegan Brown of Hornbrook and Nathan Schrader of Sumter, S.C.; his brother and sister-in-law, James and Lula Schrader of Windham; sisters Hilda Blair of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Joanne Olmstead of Windham Center, Pa., Pat and Thomas Jenkins of Windham, Pa., brother-in-law, Donald and Marla Rolfe of South Waverly, Pa.; several nieces and nephews.  Family and friends may call Sunday, Oct 17 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa.  A memorial service will follow there at 2 p.m. with the Rev. H. Richard Wolfe, pastor of the North Rome Wesleyan Church officiating.  The family will provide their own flowers.  As per Clifford’s wishes memorial donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House in Keegan Brown’s name, 745 W. Governor Rd., Hershey, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

CLARENCE A. SCOTT SR., 67 of Troy RR 1, PA died Friday, October 7, 1994 at Towanda Memorial Hospital.  He was born to John H. and Helen Rogers Scott on August 29, 1927 in Sylvania, PA.  He was the youngest of seven children.  He graduated with honors from Troy High School agricultural program.  He was a member of the Disciples of Christ Church, Sylvania, starting out in the Cradle Roll.  He was a dairy farmer, a tree surgeon and worked for Cummings Lumber Co. and in the mines for the Jones & Bragg Mining Co.  He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Doris Lamb Scott; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Clarence and Becky Scott Jr. of Troy; daughters and sons-in-law, Robin and Steve Coyle of Troy, Vickie and Wayne Tyler of Elmira, NY and Pamela and Ralph Huffstetler of Riverside, CA; nine grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Fred and Evelyn Scott, Russell and Gladys Scott, Elmer and Alberta Scott, George and Doris Scott, Ernest and Violet Scott and Mark and Louise Scott all of Troy, and several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services were held October 11 at the Family Health Center with the Rev. Ken Marple officiating.  Memorials may be directed to the Clarence A. Scott Sr. Memorial foundation, PO Box 23, Troy, PA.  –Troy Gazette-Register

Marian Of Elmira Heights Age 94, died October 6, 2006 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Marian was the beloved wife of James Alfred (Al) Ramsay, who predeceased her in 1991. She was born in Ord, Nebraska, the daughter of Kent and Elsie Scudder. She is survived by her sons, Dean (Valerie) Ramsay of Palmyra, PA, and Alan (Judy) Ramsay of Elmira, NY; daughter, Judi Wills (Robert Howland) of Elmira, NY. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Scott (Dianah) Ramsay of Kernersville, NC, Jennifer (David) Sturtevant of West Chester, PA, Thomas (Becky) Ramsay of Cocoa Beach, FL, Kimberly (Terry) Reublin of Cocoa Beach, FL, James Ramsay of Cocoa Beach, FL, and Joni Ramsay of Elmira, NY; her great-grandchildren, Ian and Gavin Ramsay of NC, Alec and Connor Sturtevant of PA, Brandon and Amanda Reublin of FL, Jessica and Nick Ramsay and Alan Mathew, Magan and James Ramsay of Millport, NY. Also surviving Marian are her sister, Marguerite Wilson of Cameron Mills, NY; and her cousin, Florence Pyle of Lewisburg, PA. There are numerous nieces, nephews and friends who also mourn her loss. Marian was a graduate of Cortland Normal School and taught in a one-room schoolhouse. She was a 62-year member of Oakwood United Methodist Church in Elmira Heights and a member of Lake Alfred Methodist Church in Florida, where she and her husband wintered for over 19 years. She was an active member of the Eastern Star Alert Chapter #648 O.E.S. of Elmira Heights, where she served as past matron. She was a member of the Anchor Quilters Club in Lake Alfred, FL, and a past president of the Women's Club of Lake Alfred. Marian was an avid reader, resorting to audio books upon loss of her eyesight. She was warm and loving and an inspiration to all whose lives she touched. A memorial service will be held at Oakwood United Methodist Church on Saturday, October 14, 2006, at 1 p.m. with Reverend Patrick Holder officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Oakwood United Methodist Church, 212 Oakwood Avenue, Elmira Heights, NY, or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira.

CLIFFORD L. ‘HANK’ SECHRIST, 66 Vaughn, WA died March 3, 2002 at his home.  Born October15, 1935 in Roaring Branch, he was a Navy veteran retiring in 1972 and had also retried from truck driving.  He enjoyed his trips back here to visit with friends and relatives.  Surviving are his wife, Rose; brother, Donald Sechrist, Grover; sister, Ruth Ann Machmer, Canton; nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his mother and stepfather, Walter and Harriet Roupp; father, Paul Sechrist and a twin brother, Clarence “Percy” Sechrist.  Burial was in the National Cemetery, Kent, WA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

ERNEST SECULES, 77 Hughesville, died March 5, 1991 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Muncy Valley Hospital.  Mr. Secules was born in Muncy Valley February 28, 1914 a son of Harry C. and Bessie Fulmer Secules.  He was a member of the Christian Mission Alliance Church in Paradise Valley, CA.  He retired in 1974 after being employed 13 years by Operating Engineers, Local 12, Los Angeles, Ca.  Previous employers also include Cummings Diesel Engines, Inc., Baltimore, MD and S.A. Healy Co., Chicago, IL.  Surviving are his wife, the former Pearl A. Harding with whom he observed 57 years of marriage on February 28, 1991; one son, Lynn E. Secules, Mesquite, TX; one daughter, Mrs. Robert J. Kegler, Romea, MI; brother, Leonard H. Secules, Troy; sister, Freda A. Smith, Canton and one grandchild.  Friends may call at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville, Thursday, 7:009:00 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Friday with Rev. Michael D. Gingerich, pastor of Kedron United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Hughesville, RD1.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

HAROLD H. SEELY, 64 Berwick, PA died August 26, 1991 at Berwick Hospital.  Mr. Seely was born in Syracuse, NY, a son of W. Leslie and Anne Bronson Seely.  He resided in Lewisburg, PA prior to moving to Berwick six months ago.  Mr. Seely was of the Lutheran faith.  He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Anne Seely, Canton RD 2; sisters, Mrs. William (Ruth) Webb, Dealand, FL, Mrs. Jayne Pohl, Detroit, MI, Mrs. Gerald Boock, Drums, PA, Mrs. Raymond (Lois) Margavitch, Drums; brothers, Walter Seely, Baltimore, MD and Wayne Seely, Canton.  He was predeceased by a brother, Charles.  Funeral services were held Wednesday from the Mark S. Harmon Funeral Home, Rock Glen, PA with Rev. Gerald Broock, Canandaigua, NY, his nephew officiating.  Interment was in Mt. Laurel Cemetery, Hazelton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

HERMAN A. SEELYE, 62 of 100 N. Minnequa Ave., Canton died Monday, Dec. 8, 1986 at his home.  He was born Feb. 12, 1924 in Canton, a son of S. Charles and Ruth Brown Seelye.  He was a well-known and respected Canton businessman and was the proprietor of Seelye’s Electrical Co., a General Electric dealer and electrical contractor in Canton since 1946.  His wife, Elizabeth assisted him in the operation of the business.  They were married Oct. 1, 1943.  He was an Army veteran of World War II serving with the 3938th QM Gas Supply Co. in the European theater.  His decorations and citations included the Good Conduct medal, World War II Victory medal and European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign medal with two bronze stars.  He was a life member of Canton VFW Post No. 714, the Brookis-Flick American Legion Post No. 49 in Troy, National Federation of Independent Businessmen, president of the Old Possession Hunting Club, life member of the Innes Hose Co., Canton Business and Industrial Association, Bradford County 40 and 8, former member of the Canton Rotary Club and former committeeman of the Boy Scouts of American, Troop 3, Canton.  He was a member of Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ).  Surviving are his wife of 43 years, the former Elizabeth Rumsey; two sons, Carl A. Seelye of York, Pa. and Gary C. Seelye of Brownsville, Pa.; a daughter, Suzanne M. Seelye of Canton and his step-mother, Mrs. Marian Seeyle of Canton.  Friends may call at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Wednesday from 3-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. David B. Morris, his pastor officiating.  The Canton V.F.W. Post No. 714 will accord military honors.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton War Memorial Swimming Pool Recreational Committee or the National Diabetes Association.  –Towanda Daily Review

STUTZMAN Lyon L. Born November 12, 1915 in Williamsport, PA, Lyon Stutzman died in his home in Menlo Park, CA, on August 30, 2006. A longtime resident of Southern Tier, New York, Mr. Stutzman ("Stutz") made his home in Elmira from 1939 to 1943 before moving to Horseheads, where he lived until retirement in 1982. During their retirement years, Lyon and his wife, Ruth, lived in Boca Raton, FL, and traveled extensively, including trips to Japan and Korea to visit their daughter, Lynne "Tuckie" Yirchott. In 2003, they moved to California to live near their daughter. An independent businessman throughout most of his working life, Stutz owned and operated service stations in Horseheads and Elmira Southside. In his earlier years, he was also a soft drink distributor. Also, in the mid-1950's, the Stutzman's built and operated a luncheonette and soda bar in Horseheads. They wanted a place where teens could gather after sports and other school events. Mr. Stutzman played an active role in the community. During his years in Horseheads, he was a member of the Rotary Club, the Horseheads Chamber of Commerce, and the United Commercial Travelers of America, among others. He and his wife were dedicated members of the Horseheads First Methodist Church. He also served in leadership roles at various times in these organizations. Mr. Stutzman is survived by his wife, Ruth F. Stutzman, who lives at 555 Glenwood, Apt. C-105, Menlo Park, CA 94025. He is also survived by his daughter, Tuckie Yirchott. Those wishing to remember Mr. Stutzman with a contribution are encouraged to consider the Horseheads First Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY 14845.

SHIRLEY ELAINE SMITH age 78, died on Sunday, March 21, 2004 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  She was born in Columbia Cross Roads on August 10, 1925 the daughter of the late Greeley and Eva Glor Smith.  She was a member of the Big Pond United Methodist Church and the UNM Women’s Aide Society.  She enjoyed flower gardening and needle pointing.  She is survived by her special nephews and nieces Dora and Neil McDonald of Big Pond; Mary and Kent McDonald of Big Pond; brother-in-law, John McDonald of Troy; great nephews and nieces, Jason McDonald, James and Heather Strohl III, William and Shanalee Seidel; great-great-nephew, John Seidel.  Shirley was predeceased by her parents; infant brothers, Greeley John Smith and Kenneth Smith; and her sister, Barbara McDonald.  Friends are invited to a memorial service at the Big Pond United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 3 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dale Russell officiating.  Fellowship will follow at the church hall after the service.  –Towanda Daily Review

STROPE –HAZEL E. ESTEP, 74 of 250 North Hamilton St., Painted Post, N.Y. died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1992 in her home.  She was born May 12, 1918 in Sayre to Wallace and Della Bailey Strope.  She graduated from Troy High School and was a former member of the East Troy Methodist Church.  Mrs. Estep is survived by her husband of 53 years, Eldon L. Estep; two daughters, Roxanne (Mrs. Paul) Graham of Toledo, Ohio and Linda (Mrs. Kent) Knowlton of Corning; two sons, Richard of Virginia Beach, Va. and Alan of Corning; a brother, Wallace Strope of Addison; two sisters, Lillian Crane of Addison and Rena Bonzo of Watkins Glen; 12 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  Her daughter Jan Estep died in 1982.  Calling hours are for 3:30 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday in Carpenter’s Funeral Home, Corning, N.Y.  Services will be held there at 10:30 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Lawrence E. Dunn officiating.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Painted Post.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 202 Denison Parkway East, Corning or to the American Heart Association, 530 W. Church St., Elmira, N.Y.  –Towanda Daily Review

TARZIAN Meredith Marie Age 32, of Mansfield, PA, died October 2, 2006. Visitation, Wednesday, October 4, 2006, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA.

THORPE –CAROLINE G. PADGETT, 72 of Troy died March 9, 2003 at the Troy Community Hospital.  She was born July 23, 1930 in Troy the daughter of Fred and Ruby Ripley Thorpe.  Caroline is survived by her husband of 53 years, Raymond; a son, Lynn of Frackville, Pa.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and James Hart of Troy and Tammy and Thomas Westerfer of Columbia Cross Roads; a brother, Frederick Thorpe of Canton; three sisters, Jeanette Beardslee of Troy, Thelma Baker of Lawrenceville and Betty Thorpe of Wellsboro; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by a brother, William Thorpe.  Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, Pa., Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m.  Funeral services will follow there Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating.  –Towanda Daily Review

WELCH Ronald J. (Ronnie) Age 49, of Elmira, died Oct. 5, 2006. Ronnie was born Feb. 22, 1957 in Montour Falls, NY, the son of Ronald and Carol Welch. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his son, Dustin J. and Rebecca Welch; granddaughters, Jazmyn and Dykota; brother, Jim Welch of Newfield, NY; and several nieces and nephews; sister, Donna Colunio of Watkins Glen, NY. Ron was a longtime resident of Watkins Glen and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Services with the Barber Funeral Home will take place privately with interment in Bath National Cemetery.

PAUL ALBERT ‘AL’ WILLIS, 70, known to everyone as Al died
on June 24, 2003 at his home, with his loving wife, Debbie and close friend Sheila Angove by his side.  Earlier in the day a dear family friend Julia Strope had been side by his side.  He had the advanced stages of prostate cancer metastasized to the bone.  He was well known in the Troy area for the refinishing and master carpentry he did for many after arriving in Bradford County in 1987.  He resided with his wife Debbie on the top of Armenia Mountain outside of Troy.  Al grew up on the Easter Shore of Maryland as the youngest of 4 brothers.  His knowledge of the ocean and sport fishing in the Ocean City area has been widely known for some time.  His uncanny ability to see fish tailing in the water miles away has not been duplicated in many years.  Al was born August 21, 1932 in West Ocean City, MD the son of Teresa and George Willis.  He is survived by his wife Debbie Scott Holmes Willis of Troy; ex-wife Betty Anne Gede Willis of Salisbury, Md., son, Paul Albert (Teresa) Willis, Salisburg, Md.; daughters; Dawn Renee Willis Nelson Baetzel Kollinger (Donald) of Atglen, Pa. and Kelly Ann Willis Reynolds (Robert) of Atlanta, Ga.; stepdaughter, Galenda Dee Holmes Dodson, 2nd Class Petty Officer, US Navy, Pensacola, FL; grandchildren, Paul Aaron Willis, Erica Nicole Willis, Salisbury, Md., Terie Ashley Baetzel, Atglen, Pa., Ripken Joseph Reynolds, Reece Joshua Reynolds, Remington Jordan Reynolds, Atlanta, Ga., and Donyell Elizabeth “Dee Dee” Dodson, Pensacola, FL; sisters, Kathryn Lynch Collins, Newark, Md., Florence Birley Lomax, Pompano Beach, Fl., and Myrtle Willis Restly of North Palm Beach, FL.  He was predeceased by his long time companion and four-legged friend Brandy, his father, George Edward Willis Sr., mother Teresa Willis Harper; sisters, Lillian Vivian Willis, Marion Agnes Willis Brush; brothers, George Alfred Willis, Herman Charles Willis, George Edward Willis Jr., Irving Roger Willis and Leonard Charles Willis.  During the last year of his life he devoted himself to his granddaughter, “Dee Dee” Dodson who lived with Al and Debbie for seven months in their home on Armenia Mountain while her mother Galenda was stationed off the coast of Yemen and Djibouti on the USS Belleauwood.  There will be a memorial service on July 19 at noon with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating, at the Olde Covert Church, Armenia Mountain, outside of Troy.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Olde Covert Church.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Vickery Funeral Home, 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

WOODRUFF –MRS. VERA M. SALSMAN, 82 of RR 2, Box 204, Laceyville, Pa. (Golden Hill) died Tuesday morning, Aug. 1, 1995 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre after a long illness.  Born on Clapper Hill, Pa., April 18, 1913, she was the daughter of the late Burt and Elizabeth Frisbie Woodruff.  Mrs. Salsman was the wife of the late Howard L. Salsman who died in 1977.  She was the mother of nine sons and four daughters.  She is survived by six sons and wives.  Romaine and Betty Salsman of Wyalusing RR 1, Eldon Salsman of Sugar Run, David and Jean Salsman of Meshoppen, Edsel and Rhonda Salsman of Laceyville, Richard and Darlene Salsman of Meshoppen and Jeffery and Reenie Salsman of Laceyville; and her four daughters, Reatha Robinson of Laceyville, Marlene Rodriguez of Laceyville, Mrs. Ronnie (Linda) Brown of Laceyville and Joanne Salsman of Laceyville; two brothers and wives, Ralph and Pam Woodruff, Laceyville and Gerald and Veda Woodruff, Wyalusing; two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Irene) Brown of Towanda and Mrs. Elwin (Marie) VanDeMark, Laceyville; 131 grandchildren; also great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by three sons, Lyle Salsman, 1951; Maynard Salsman, 1959 and Duane Salsman, 1975 and three sisters, Berneta Snyder, 1978; Gertrude Salsman 1981 and Cathryn White, 1993.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, Aug. 5, 1995 at 2 p.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville with the Rev. Ruth Breitweiser, retired Methodist minister officiating.  Interment will be in the North Flat Cemetery in Laceyville.  Family and friends may call at the funeral home Friday, Aug. 4, 1995 from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wyoming County Cancer Society, c/o Tyler Memorial Hospital, RR 1, Tunkhannock, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

WOODS –DOROTHY W. RUFF member of Riverside United Methodist Church Age 89 of The Falls Home for Adults, formerly of Elmira, NY, died Tuesday, January 21, 2003 in the Seneca View Skilled Nursing Unit, Montour Falls, NY.  Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Ruff, her parents, Lewis John and Bessie Butler Woods, and her granddaughter, Pamela Bailey.  She is survived by her children, Wallace (Marian) Jenkins of Minnesota; Betty Jean Quinn of Stillwater, NY; Lewis L. (Marceil) Jenkins of Elmira, NY; 8 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Dorothy was a member of Riverside United Methodist Church and was an avid bingo player.  Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service celebrating Dorothy's life on Saturday, February 8, 2003 at 1 PM in the Riverside United Methodist Church, 559 Spaulding St., Elmira, NY.  Rev. Don Hoff will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Dorothy's name to the Riverside United Methodist Church. –Elmira Star Gazette

YUNGWIRTH Robert J. Age 69, of Interlachen, FL, and Galeton, PA, died October 14, 2006 at home. He was the husband of Bonnie Krsek Yungwirth and retired employee of Corning Glass Works, Wellsboro Division. Surviving are his wife; sons, Aaron (JoAnn) Yungwirth, Galeton, PA, William Makin and Steven (Toni) Makin; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; one brother, three sisters. Friends and family are invited to Bob's Life Celebration on Wednesday, October 18, 2006, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral there Thursday, October 19, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Shane Kirby, Assistant Pastor of St. Peter's Catholic Church, officiating. Donations may be made to your local Hospice.

ROBERT Y. ZEIGLER, 83 of Gillett, PA died at his home on April 12, 2003.  He was born on December 14, 1919 in Lederach, PA a son of the late Michael and Mary Ann Young Zeigler.  He was a member of the Berrytown Wesleyan Church.  Robert is survived by his wife, Eleanor (Roy) Zeigler; sons, Robert (Sue) Zeigler of Quakertown, PA and Barry (Irene) Zeigler of Schwenksville, PA; daughters, Doris (Lee) Harkness of Gillett, PA, Sandra (Jim) Godshall of Green Lane, PA and Barbara (Philip) Mast of Oley, PA; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his first wife, Elizabeth Zeigler.  Funeral services were held at the Faith Bible Fellowship Church in Harleysville, PA on April 17 with interment to be in the Limerick Garden of Memories in Montgomery County.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral home in Troy, PA.

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