In order by surname at birth
This page includes obituaries of people with connection to our three counties but not buried in them or cemetery not identified. If local cemetery is known, see the Obituaries by Cemetery section of the site.
Preston Age 77, of Blossburg, PA, died Thursday, November 23, 2006, at the Green Home in Wellsboro, PA. Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family.
BARROWCLIFF - HAGAR
Barbara J. (Barrowcliff) Jones 77, of Troy, PA, formerly of Mansfield, PA, died on Tuesday, May 22, 2007, at Troy Community Hospital surrounded by her family. Barbara was born on July 28, 1929 in Sayre, PA. She was the daughter of the late Cyreno E. and Doris A. (Foreman) Barrowcliff. Barbara was a homemaker, but more than a homemaker she was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved to play cards and board games, put puzzles together, and sew, crochet, and embroider. She also had a love for red cardinals and her angel collection. She was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, where she a member of the church choir. She loved to sing in their Christmas Cantatas and in Sunday morning worship. Barbara's family was the love of her life. They include her daughter, Lucinda J. Ammerman of Troy, PA; her sons, Lonnie R. (Rose) Jones, Sr. of Troy, PA, Robert A. (Darlene) Jones, Sr. of Millington, TN, Dale R. (Colleen) Jones of Mainesburg, PA, and William E. (Penny) Jones of Atoka, TN; sixteen grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren; sisters, Shirley (Harold) Canfield of Laceyville, and Nancy (Paul) Parsons of Gilford, NY; sister-in-law, Marion Barrowcliff of California; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Lloyd R. Jones; her second husband, Fordyce J. Hagar, her son, Roger G. Jones, her grandson, Randy M. Ammerman, her brother, Harvey Barrowcliff, and her sister, Phyllis Vanderpool. Family and friends are welcome to call from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday night, May 25, 2007, at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA. The funeral service will be held on Friday at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home with her pastor, Rev. Steven Neff officiating. The graveside committal service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 26, 2007, in Lacey Street Cemetery, Laceyville, PA.
Zell F. Beeman died of a heart attack on February 1, 1944, having apparently recovered from the flu and had returned to his work. Born at Silvara 61 years ago and had resided at Laceyville many years, being employed by Vandevort’s Mills more than 20 years, and worked at the Wysox branch. He was twice married, first to Bessie Sims, whose death occurred twenty (30) years ago, and later married to Nellie Learn, of Edinger Hill, who survives him and five children. Buried at Jersey Hill on Friday. Six nephews, sons of the late Frank Beeman, were bearers. Services were conducted by the Rev. Robert Lacey of Vestal, NY, assisted by Rev. Mr. Ridgley of Skinners Eddy. (Leo Bolles Clippings - Leo Bolles Clippings - West Auburn news 1944 probably the Wyoming County Courier)
BREWER Wilfed G. "Bill" Age 73, of Lawrenceville, PA, died very unexpectedly on Thursday, May 17, 2007, in Danville, PA. He was born on July 24, 1933 in Elmira, NY, to the late Frederick and Blanch (Updike) Brewer. Bill was predeceased by his sister, Marie Seymour. Survivors include his children, TJ (Kim) Brewer of Northumberland, PA, and Teena Brewer of Chattanooga, TN; brothers, Bradley (Clara) Brewer of Millerton, PA, and Burdette (Sara) Brewer of Lawrenceville, PA; special stepdaughter, Jerrilee (Randy) Harvey and her children; along with several nieces and nephews. Bill served our Country in the US Army during the Korean War. Bill was an avid outdoorsman, he loved hunting, snowmobiling, motorcycling and NASCAR. Bill retired from Thompson and Johnson after many years of service. After retirement, Bill was employed by the James D. Barrett Funeral Home, where he will be deeply missed. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, May 21st, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Private services and interment will take place at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Bill's name to the American Red Cross.
BRION - HANDWERK
Bertha formerly of Germania 86, of Montoursville, PA, died Monday, November 20, 2006. Born September 24, 1920 in Blossburg, she was the daughter of Ivor and Hazel Repard Brion. On May 10, 1943 in Galeton, she married Virgil F. Handwerk, who survives. Bertha loved to quilt, crochet and garden. She was a loving wife and mother, and a devout Catholic. She was a member of St. Germain Church in Germania and the Catholic Daughters of America. Surviving are: her husband of 63 years, Virgil; a son, John (Terri) Handwerk of Williamsport; five daughters, Marcelle Yonkin of Girard, Sharon Harris of Germantown, MD, Jeanne (Ralph) LaPre of Bloomington, DE, Mary (William) Carpenter of Essex, NJ, and Joanne (David) Lennox of Erie; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Howard (Winona) Brion of Liberty; a sister, Loretta Heuslein of Phillipsburg, NJ; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Helen Campbell; and a brother, Lee Brion. Friends may call at St. Bibiana Church, Galeton, on Wednesday, November 22nd, from 12:00–1:00 p.m., with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated, 1:00 p.m. The Rev. William M. Calabrese will be the Celebrant. Burial will be in St. Germain Catholic Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton.
Florence B. Collins, 95, of LaVale, Md, died May 1, 2002, in Cumberland, MD. she was born on Dec. 24, 1906, in Haddon Heights, NJ, the daughter of the late George A. and Florence May (BELL) BROOKS. She was predeceased by her husband Judson S. COLLINS. She is survived by a son, Judson S. COLLINS of Lavale; a daughter, Barbara L. MOROZOWSKI of Sebestian, FL; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Memorial services were conducted on Friday, May 3, 2002. Arrangements were under the care of Hafer Funeral Service, PA 1302 National Hwy, Lavale, MD 21502. Interment will be in Floral Park, Johnson City, NY. RKW
CADY Arthur H. Age 88, formerly of Mills, PA, died Friday, October 6, 2006, in Mead's Private Care Home, Sabinsville, PA. Born October 3, 1918 in Harrison Township, he was the son of Elmer A. and Cora Snyder Cady. He was employed by Elmer Merrick in Mills and Rieppel's Iron Works in Cowanesque. He owned and operated Arthur H. Cady's Welding & Guns in Mills for many years. He was a former member of Lewisville Lodge #556 F&AM in Ulysses and the Coudersport Consistory. Surviving are three sons, Paul Cady of Cato, NY, Ronald Cady of Wellsville, NY, and Marlin Cady of Ulysses; two daughters, Virginia Waite of Woodstock, VA, and Joyce Tubbs of Wake Forest, NC; 23 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; his first wife, Ruth E. Cady of Mills; his second wife, Barbara Abbott Cady of Wellsville, NY; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sons, Arnold in 1969, and Kenneth in 2005; seven sisters, and two brothers. Friends may call Monday, October 9, 2006, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Lowell Watkins will officiate. Burial will be in Mills Cemetery.
CANFIELD Olin Jr.
Daily Review November 29, 2006
Mr. Olin Canfield Jr., age 82, of RR1, Box 1478, Laceyville, Pa. (Coburn Hill), died at Geisinger Wyoming Valley in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on Monday, Nov. 27, 2006. Jr. was born in New Milford, Pa., on Oct. 7, 1924, the son of the late Olin and Lula Hoover Canfield Sr. For more than 40 years, Jr. was a dairy and crop farmer, on his farm on Coburn Hill, near Silvara, Pa. He also owned and operated Canfield Quarries, which was also on the family farm. For many years, Jr. enjoyed playing guitar for several bands, including the Country Swingers, and the Ridge Runners. While with the bands, he also enjoyed singing and calling square dances. He also enjoyed his yearly Canadian fishing trips, to the upper portion of Quebec, and also deer hunting on his farm. Surviving are his long-time companion, Marlene (Salsman) Rodriguez, with whom he had been for the last 38 years; his son and his wife, Roger and Marion Canfield of Mehoopany, Pa.; his stepchildren, Johnny and Joan Rodriguez of Dushore, Pa., Tammy and Bill Youells and Wendy and Donnie Messersmith, all of Laceyville; his brother and his wife, Harold and Shirley Canfield of Laceyville; and his sister and her husband, Doris and Neil "Red" Williams of Wyalusing, Pa. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Secules, who died in 1983, and a daughter-in-law, Sandy Canfield, who died in 1985. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30, at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, with Rev. William Darpino, of the Trinity Alliance Church in Egg Harbor, N.J., officiating. Interment will be in the North Flat Cemetery in Laceyville. Family and friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorial donations to the Mehoopany Ambulance Association, Mehoopany, Pa. 18629.
CARRIGAN - THOMAS
Vera M. Age 78, Spencer, died Friday, November 17, 2006, at her home. She was born in Montour Falls, NY on October 27, 1928, the daughter of the late Charles and Edith (Coykendall) Carrigan. She was predeceased by her husband, Paul Thomas, Sr.; brothers, Gerald and Robert Carrigan; sister, Elaine Anderson. Vera is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Nancy Thomas, Jr., Van Etten; daughter and son-in-law, Jolyn and Timothy Hannula, Spencer; seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren; sisters, Marjorie (Merle) Starkweather, Odessa, Ruth Givin, Burdett, Helen (Gerald) Vanskiver, Odessa, Arlene Sherrouse, Lakeland, FL; nieces and nephews. Vera was a member of the Van Etten Community Methodist Church, Candor Quilters on the Block, and Order of the Eastern Star, Van Etten Chapter #549. Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 21, 2006, at 6:00 p.m. at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. before the service. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery, Town of Montour, NY. Memorials may be directed to American Lung Association of NYS, Special Gifts Office, 300 Winners Circle, Suite 300, Albany, NY 12205, or Spencer Food Pantry, c/o Spencer Federated Church, P.O. Box 341, Spencer, NY 14883.
CHAPMAN - RYAN
Dorinda C. Age 92, of Seneca View Nursing Facility, Montour Falls, NY, formerly of Rte. 228, Alpine, NY, died on Thursday, November 23, 2006, at Schuyler Hospital. Dorinda would like best to be remembered as a schoolteacher. She taught in rural schools in Schuyler and Cortland Counties from 1932 to 1973. She and her husband ran Ryan's Antiques for many years from their home. She was a member of the Cayutaville Methodist Church and the Schuyler County Retired Teachers Association. She is survived by her daughters, Sabella J. Bradley of Painted Post, NY, Shirley (Frank) Garton of Wyomissing, PA, and Sheila (William) Murawski of Plymouth, MA; grandchildren, Constance Sawyer of Lindley, NY, James and Mary Kay Bradley of Rochester, NY, Jeffrey L. Bradley of Baldwinsville, NY, Peter Garton and Megan Garton of Portland, Oregon; great-grandchildren, Lindsay and Joshua Sawyer of Lindley, NY, and Shannon and Haley Bradley of Rochester, NY; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Carl G. Ryan in 1981; son, Curtis G. Ryan in 1989; and beloved brothers, S. Barlow Chapman and Lester N. Chapman. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 534 Church St., Odessa, NY, on Sunday, November 26, 2006, between the hours of 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 2:00 p.m. with burial in Laurel Hill Cemetery.
CLARK - WEED Martha J..
Age 81 of 216 Johnson Hollow Road Millport, NY died on Monday May 21, 2007 at The Arnot Ogden Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Martha was born March 30, 1926 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Lawrence and Susan Shanley Clark. She married her husband, Edwin E. Weed, on July 4, 1953 and they would have celebrated their 54th Wedding Anniversary on July 4, 2007. Martha was pre-deceased by her parents and her sister Mary Edmister. Martha loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them. She was loved by all and will be greatly missed by everyone. Martha is survived by her husband Edwin E. Weed; her daughter: Connie Clark of Pine Valley, NY; her son: Kevin Weed of Millport, NY; granddaughter: Penny & George Kastenhuber of Horseheads, NY; sisters: Margaret Edmister of Albuquerque, NM, Mae Deery of Horseheads, NY, Loretta Meade of Ithaca, NY and Lorena Coolbaugh of Elmira, NY; sisters-in-law: Mildred Burns of Elmira Heights, NY and Elsie Crane of East Smithfield, PA; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Friday May 25, 2007 from 5-7 PM. Martha's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with Rev. Lew Baker officiating.
DANNELLEY - COOK
Eva J.. Age 79, formerly a longtime resident of Horseheads, NY, died Monday, May 14, 2007, after a long courageous battle with Alzheimer's in Milford, DE where she had been a resident for several years. Eva was born on July 2, 1927 in Alpine, NY, daughter of the late Marvin and Myrtle (O'Brien) Dannelley. Eva retired from the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after many years in housekeeping. Survivors include her son, Brian Cook of Greenwood, DE; grandson, David J. Cook of Greenwood, DE; along with her three sisters. Family and friends are invited to call Friday, May 25, 2007, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.
DEWEY - LEWIS Barbara L.
Age 86, of Lawrenceville, PA, died on Friday, May 25, 2007, at the Bakercrest Home for the Elderly in Millerton, PA. She was born on December 15, 1920 in Tioga, PA, to the late Robert and Catherine (Deming) Dewey. Survivors include her sons, David Terwilliger of Gibson, NY, and Michael (Pat) Terwilliger of Horseheads; grandchildren, Michele Hubert, Doreen (Michael) Bowers, Dominic Palmieri, Colleen Davis, Christine (Donald) Hostrander, Brenda Palmieri, Bernadette (David) Zimmerman, Brandon Terwilliger, Paula Lafferty, Susan Wood, Barbara Sweeting, Christina Reaves, Jon (Gail) Gordon and Joyce (Don) Bohart; many great-grandchildren; along with several great-great-grandchildren. Private services and interment will take place at the convenience of the family.
DIVIDO Russell P.
Age 85, of Millerton, PA, died Monday, May 7, 2007, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 11, 2007, at 1 p.m. at the Bath National Cemetery in Bath, NY. Services are under the direction of the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA.
DRAKE - DEPEW
Jane (nee Drake) Olson Age 90, died peacefully on November 13, 2006 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania. She was born on November 6, 1916, the daughter of Jesse and Eliza Dewey Drake in Danby, New York and was a longtime resident of Spencer, NY. She is survived by her daughter, Marjorie (James) Laughlin, Newfield, NY; grandson, Gregory Laughlin, Waverly, NY; granddaughter, Deborah Laughlin, Freeville, NY; great-grandson, Mitchell Laughlin, Newfield, NY. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Thelma Cortright, Milford, NY; stepdaughter, Barbara (Thomas) Thornton, Summerville, SC; stepson, Kenneth (Elaine) Depew, Candor, NY; four step grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews; and her beloved cat, Sylvester. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husbands, Edward Olson and William Depew; grandson, Randall Laughlin; granddaughter, Diane Laughlin; and brother, Leon Drake. She was a graduate of Candor Central School and was employed by the Eclipse in Elmira and National Cash Register Company in Ithaca, NY, until her retirement in 1979. Jane was a life member of the Spencer Chapter 549 of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a great cook, loved to bake and will be especially remembered for her chocolate fudge on the holidays. For relaxation, she enjoyed doing ceramics and making quilts for family members. A private viewing for family and graveside memorial service will be held at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home, Spencer. Interment is in Evergreen Cemetery, Spencer, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Tompkins County SPCA, 1640 Hanshaw Road, Ithaca, NY 14850.
FARRAN - GRAVES
Lucille C. (Farran) Age 83, of Liverpool, died Thursday at the Syracuse Home in Baldwinsville. She was born in Elmira and was formerly employed by American LaFrance there. She was a member of the Liverpool First Presbyterian Church, where she retired as Church Secretary, and was a member of its Women's Association. She was an avid Bridge player and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. Her husband, Lawrence Graves, predeceased her in 1989. Surviving are her sons, Jack L. (Patricia) Graves of Liverpool, Terry L. (Margaret) Graves of Syracuse, Paul J. (Kathy) Graves of Elbridge, daughter, Cheryl (David) Caster of Liverpool, nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be 2-5 p.m., Sunday at the Maurer Funeral Home, 300 Second St., Liverpool. Funeral Services will be 10 a.m. Monday in the Liverpool First Presbyterian Church, 603 Tulip St., Liverpool, with burial to follow in Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Parkinsons Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, NY, NY 10018.
FIELDS Sidney Allen - Formerly of Gillett, PA
Age 36, of Walkertown, NC, entered into eternal life unexpectedly on Thursday, May 24, 2007. He is survived by his loving wife, Michelle; daughters, Isabelle Fields of Walkertown, NC, Samantha and Jennifer Fields of Mooresville, NC; mother, Audrey Fields of Walkertown, NC; brothers and sisters, Dale (Gail) Dillon of Euphrata, PA, Tina (Nick) Fields of Salisbury, NC, Sandy (Bob) Stone of Raleigh, NC, Levi (Theresa) Fields of Elmira, NY, Belinda White of Corning, NY, Mary Norton of Frenchtown, NJ, Jack (Robin) Fields of Gillett, PA, Patricia (Mark) Santucci of Kernersville, NC; along with numerous nieces and nephews. His father, Jack Fields, brother-in-law, Richard White, and nephews, Wayne Michael Rarick and Scott Barnes predeceased him. Sidney was an avid hunter, bowler, NASCAR fan and motorcyclist. He was employed by Snider Tire, Inc. in Greensboro, NC, where he was known as "the tire god". A gathering of family and friends will take place on Friday, June 1, 2007, at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. A Memorial Service honoring Sidney's life will follow the visitation (5 p.m.) The Reverend Charles Root and Reverend Allen H. Goss will celebrate the service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for expressions of sympathy to be directed to the American Cancer Society, 4A Oakbranch Drive Greensboro, NC 27410, in his memory.
FLEET - ECK Ruth G., Age 90
Of Elmira Heights, NY, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She is survived by her daughters, Betty (Lewis) Braster and Barbara Potter; grandchildren, Martin (Rebeca) Braster, Lisa (Sheridan) Ficarro, John (Kelley) Braster, Roy, David and Joe Potter; great-grandchildren, Dean Ficarro, Emily Ficarro, Zachary, Owen, Lewis Braster; brothers, Leslie (Bertha) Fleet and Gordon Fleet. Ruth was a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion, former member of the V.F.W., and a retired employee of Trayer Products of Elmira, NY. Ruth enjoyed spending her time with her family and was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Saturday, May 26, 2007, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there Saturday at 4:00 p.m. The Reverend Larry Appenzeller will officiate. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee, NY, at the convenience of the family.
Agnes Catherine Age 92, of Horseheads, died Saturday, November 4, 2006 at Bethany Manor. Agnes was born February 7, 1914, in the Bronx, NY. She was the youngest daughter of Catherine Smith Flynn of Staten Island, NY and George Flynn. Her father was a native of Ireland who became Fire Chief in the City of New York. Agnes graduated from The Savage School for Physical Education, City of New York, in 1934; working her way through school refereeing women's basketball games. Before retiring Agnes had over thirty-five years working for the United States Government, Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, NYC. She moved to Elmira in 1993, where she was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes parish. Agnes is survived by nieces, Jane (Daniel) Burke of Elmira, Audrey Flynn of Tuscon, AZ, Mary (Stanley) Peckerman of Great Neck, NY, Frances Flynn of Berkeley, CA; nephews, Robert (Jeanine) Flynn of Armonk, NY, and Daniel (Barbara) Nicholson of Hampton, NH; several grand nieces and grand nephews, including Charles Burke of Elmira, Sheila Burke of Manlius, NY, Kathleen (Peter) Schweizer of Pine City, and Leah Peckerman of New York City. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Monday, November 13, 2006 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment will take place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla, NY.
FRATARCANGELO - EDMISTER
Clara Rose Age 75, of Beartown Rd., Painted Post, died Saturday, November 25, 2006, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira. She was born December 8, 1930 in Corning, the daughter of James and Pauline Cervoni Fratarcangelo. She married William H. Edmister, Jr. on June 8, 1956 in Laceyville, PA. Clara was a communicant of St. Mary's Church. She was formerly employed by the IR in Painted Post, and went on to retire from Corning, Inc. in 1975, where she had also been a member of the Secretarial Club. She loved her children, grandchildren, and her special cat, Fuller, very much. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, William H. Edmister, Jr.; three sons and daughters-in-law, William H. and DeAnna Edmister, III of Midlothian, TX, James and Kim Edmister of Painted Post, David M. Edmister of Lindley; three daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Ann and Mark Picarazzi of Corning, Patricia and John Knowles of Painted Post, Debra Edmister of Corning; three sisters-in-law, Maria Marfia of Italy, Joyce Rhodes of Lindley, Gayle Peet of Painted Post; a brother-in-law, Jerry Edmister of Ohio; twelve grandchildren, Sara and Jenna Edmister, Angela Charmello, Ryan, Katie and Bryce Edmister, Josh and Ashley Edmister, Brandon Share, Luke and Emma Knowles, Jeremy Edmister; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and two brothers, Fred and Nick Fratarcangelo. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Homes on Monday, November 27, 2006, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Prayer Service will be held Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, with the Rev. Gerald O'Connor Celebrant. Burial will be in Presho Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Clara's name to St. Mary's Church in Corning, or St. Catherine's Church in Addison.
Jay C. Age 84, formerly of Woodhull, NY, died Wednesday, November 15, 2006, at Bethany Manor, Horseheads, NY. Born in Jackson Summit, PA, February 9, 1922, he was the son of Elon and Evalena Smith Friends. He had operated a dairy farm in the town of Woodhull and retired as a foreman and truck driver from Taynton Trucking Company. An Army Veteran of World War II, he served in the Pacific Theatre and was discharged a Sergeant. Jay was a charter member and past Commander of Woodhull Memorial Post 1740 American Legion, was a member of the 1st Baptist Church of Woodhull, and a former member of Robinson Lodge 649 F&AM of Jasper. His wife, Vera Peters Friends, preceded him in death November 21, 2005. He is also preceded in death by his brother, Hugh S. Friends; and his sister, Reba McMindes. He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald J. and Judy Friends of Jasper, NY, and Joseph and Diana Friends of Alabama; three daughters and a son-in-law, Carole and Ron Lowman of Elmira, NY, Mary Friends of Rochester, NY, and Jean Tait of Bellevue, Nebraska; brothers, Milford (Eleanor) Friends of Woodhull, NY, and Richard (Anita) Friends of Troupsburg, NY; sister, Ruea Rude Allen of Woodhull, NY; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Tuesday, November 21st, 2-4 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY, where funeral services will be conducted immediately following visitation at 4 p.m. The Rev. Brian Diffenbacher will officiate. Burial will be in Woodhull Cemetery with Military Honors. Memorials will be received for the 1st Baptist Church of Woodhull, c/o William T. McIntosh, 3924 County Rte. 82, Woodhull, NY 14898.
GILLES - WALSH Isabelle Gilles
age 87 of Horseheads, NY died on Friday March 30, 2007 at The Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Mrs. Walsh was born December 26, 1919 in Belleville, Kansas the daughter of the late Harry Martin Gilles and Pearl Ivy Latham Gilles. Isabelle owned and operated Isabelle's Beauty Shop after graduating from cosmetology and beautician's school. Mrs. Walsh retired as an Interior Decorator with Kaufmann's Department Store in Pittsburgh, PA and moved to Horseheads to reside with her daughter Pamela S. Kiefer and her family. Isabelle loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them. She will be greatly missed by all who were touched by her life. Mrs. Walsh is survived by her loving and devoted daughters and sons-in-law: Patric Ann Sakai of Jacksonville, Florida, Pamela Sue and William Kiefer of Horseheads, NY, and Vivian Lee & Michael Hines of Pittsburgh, PA; her grandchildren: Vallie Simmons of Orange Park, FL; Sean Gardner of Bradenton, FL; Julie Ann & Domingo Lopez of Pottstown, PA; Annette Marie & Scott Abrams of Huntersville, NC; Michelle Lee & Shawn Barkley of Horseheads, NY; John Hines, Andrew & Mia Hines, and Shelly Hines all of Pittsburgh, PA; great grandchildren: Ashley and Thomas Doran and Amanda Mast of Jacksonville, FL; Dylan Gardner and Daulton Gardner of Bradenton, FL; Samantha, Samuel, Tony and twins Shaunna and Shaniece Hines all of Pittsburgh, PA; Nadia Lopez of Pottstown, PA; Kimberly Abrams and Amy Abrams both of Huntersville, NC; Joseph Barkley and Kaitlin Barkley both of Horseheads, NY; twin great great grandsons: Michael & Isaiah Githens and great great grandson Cameron Doran all of Jacksonville, FL; sister: Ernestine L. Nutter of Agenda, KS; nieces & nephews: Imogene Rouse & Gil Day both of Albuquerque, NM and Charles & Jan Nutter of Belleville, KS; several grand nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Isabelle's Life on Saturday May 26, 2007 at Tanglewood Nature Center 433 Coleman Avenue Elmira, NY at 11:30 AM. Deacon Michael Mangione will officiate. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Interment will take place in Union Cemetery in Rural Wayne, Kansas under the direction of Nutter Mortuary in Concordia, Kansas. Those wishing may remember Mrs. Walsh through memorials to Tanglewood Nature Center 433 Coleman Avenue Elmira, NY 14903.
GLEASON Rocky Lane
Age 37, of Elmira, NY, died Friday, May 11, 2007, unexpectedly at home. He is survived by his wife, Lori; daughter, Christina Smith and her mother, Diane Smith, both of Elmira; mother, Connie Nichols of Elmira; stepdaughters, Kasmara Gillette of Elmira, Ericka Gillette of Bath, and Geena Gillette of Elmira; granddaughter, Gabriella Gillette of Elmira; sister, Wendy Gulley of Elmira; brothers, Fred Gleason of GA, and Jeff Donahue of Candor, NY; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Janice (Carl) Burns of Elmira, and Eric Gillette of GA; along with several friends. Rocky was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was formerly employed with Thomas & Betts. Funeral and committal services will be held at a time to be announced. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family
Age 37, born in Wellsboro, PA, February 20, 1970. At the age of two he moved to New York State with his mother and brother, Fred Gleason, where he resided for most of his life. Rocky died unexpectedly on Friday March 11, 2007. He is the son of Connie Nichols and Joseph Chwalek and step-father Kenneth Dove. He is survived by his loving daughter Christine Smith, high school sweetheart, Diane Smith, his loving brothers Jeff (Shawna) Donahue of Candor, NY; Fred (Lupa) Gleason of Georgia, several aunts, uncles, cousins, three nieces, one nephew. Rocky was a warm hearted person and would do anything he could for anyone. He loved kids, working with kids and baseball. He loved sports. He was a dedicated Yankee Fan. He loved playing in card tournaments and shooting pool. He graduated from Southside High School in 1987. While attending school he took trophies in basketball, baseball, wrestling and pool. He went in the U.S. Air Force right after graduating. Throughout his life he was his mothers right hand. They were son and mother and best friends. He formerly worked for Kennedy Valve. He will be loved and missed. The services were held Monday, May 21, 2007 at Walter J. Kent Funeral Home from 4 to 5 p.m. with Committal Services performed by Rev. David Fife.
GORDON - HARNAS
Sue C. Age 72, Washington Park Rd., died Saturday at her home. She was born in Medina, Ohio, September 24, 1934. She married Vincent G. Harnas, May 6, 1954 in Watkins Glen. Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons, Vincent J., Adams, Gordon W., Worth, Brian S., TN; two daughters, Pamela S. Fone, TN, and Rebecca J. Ingro, Adams; eight grandchildren, one step grandchild; two sisters, Esther Barden, Millport, NY, Peggy Tucker, Horseheads, NY; a brother, Robert Gordon, Florida; nieces and nephews. The funeral will be Wednesday 1 p.m. at the Grace Community Church in Woodville, NY, with Rev. Loren Widrick officiating. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery, Belleville. Calling hours are Tuesday from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville. Contributions may be made to the Grace Community Church, c/o Kyle Widrick, 12373 Co. Rt 66, Adams Center, NY 13606, Hospice of Jefferson Co., or to the Salvation Army.
Lewis H. Himrod/Indialantic, Florida Age 86, of N. Plum Point Rd., Himrod, NY, died Wednesday, November 8, 2006, in the comfort of his winter home in Indialantic, FL. Honoring his wishes there will be no prior calling hours. A celebration of his life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, December 3, 2006, at the Dundee Baptist Church, 20 Seneca Street, Dundee, with Rev. Anitra Price officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee, at the convenience of the family. The family respectfully requests no flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dundee Baptist Church, 20 Seneca St., or the Dundee Fire Department, 12 Union St., Dundee 14837. Lewis was born October 29, 1920 in Altay, NY, the son of the late Harry L. and Laura Seybolt Green. He graduated from Dundee High School with the class of 1936. On February 19, 1949 in Union Springs, NY, he married the former Eunice A. Davis. She died on February 26, 1990. A lifelong farmer and vineyardist he was the owner of Greenlawn Farms in Dundee, which he turned over to Phil Rider in 1994. He then became a heavy equipment operator for Deseret Ranch in Deer Park, FL; and Smith Aggregates in Dundee, working fulltime until his recent illness. Mr. Green was a member of the Dundee Baptist Church. A private pilot, he was a Charter Member of the Dundee Flying Club and The Flying Farmers Assoc., having his own airstrip on the farm. He also was a member of the Wine Grape Growers. He is loved and will be missed by two daughters, LewAnn (Alan) Giles of Dundee, and Amy (Michael) Manley of Naples, FL; five grandchildren, Benjamin Giles of Hill A.F.B., UT, Adele and Daniel Giles, both of Dundee, Mattie and Elizabeth Manley, both of Naples, FL; a sister, Winnifred Vallet of Vestal, NY; his companion, Betty Farmer; a sister-in-law, Frances Arnold of Ohio; and a brother-in-law, Robert Doremus of Union Springs, NY; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Phyllis Stocking. Lew's family asks that friends please make memories sharing in any of Lew's favorite pastimes that he loved so much. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee.
The family of Ruth M. Beebe of Liberty Corners, Towanda RR 4, has sadly reported that Ruth died peacefully on Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at Laurel Manor Nursing Home, in Stroudsburg, PA. Until suffering a massive stroke in July of 2000, Ruth had been an active member of the community serving several times as president of the board of SERVE, having been named woman of the year by the AAUW ( of which she was also an active member) and by serving as chairperson of the Special Olympics. Ruth was born Ruth M. GRIGG in Bangor, PA, on August 4, 1916. She graduated from what was then East Stroudsburg State Teachers College (now East Stroudsburg University) in 1938 and took a teaching position in Bangor that fall. In June 1939 she married Joseph J. BEEBE in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Joe was teaching there at the time. Upon her return to Bangor in the fall, she attended Temple University in Philadelphia on weekends to obtain a master's degree. She moved to Towanda area in 1962 where, after 16 years of teaching sixth grade in Bangor, she started the trainable class at Wysox Elementary School. She then obtained her master's degree in special education, night and weekend classes at Mansfield University, and later taught special education classes there as well. She continued to work for the BLaST Intermediate Unit until her retirement in 1979. Among her accomplishments was getting the Boy and Girl Scouts involved with programs for retarded citizens. In addition to being active in the Association for Retarded Citizens, Quarry Glenn Club and the Bradford Sullivan Counties Retired School Personnel Association, she had her own greenhouse and was an avid gardener----of both flowers and vegetables---and a superior cook. Described as being "interested in the world, she was a world wide traveler, visiting places such as Chile, the Galapagos Islands, Australia, India, New Zealand and South Africa--where she went on safaris. A highly intelligent woman, Ruth was interested in art, literature and nature, while finding time to be a devoted wife and mother and an all around good neighbor. She also hunted deer until she was 80 years old, when she got an eight-point buck. She is survived by her son, Clark of New Jersey; her grandchildren, Samantha, Derek and Devon; and a great-grandchild, Ethan. She will be missed by all. Donations in her memory may be sent to SERVE INC, Monroeton. Daily Review. RKW
HALDEMAN Jay E.
Age 76, of Abbott Township, PA, died Thursday, May 24, 2007, in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Born April 15, 1931 in Manheim, PA, he was the son of the late Frank L. and Beatrice (Wenger) Haldeman. On October 21, 1950 in Elizabethtown, PA, he married the former Pauline Lancaster. Jay retired as a Master Sergeant of the United States Army with 27 years of service. He was a member of the Masons, Galeton Lodge No. 602, and of the VFW Post 5956. He was a life member of the NRA and the first life member of the Manheim Sportsmen Club. He was a PA State Constable in Galeton, PA, the director for Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc., for 13 terms, the chairman of the Wellsboro Electric Board, a past President of the Manheim Sportsmen Association, and the Mayor of Manheim Borough, Lancaster County from 1970 to 1974. He worked as a master plumber and was the past President/Owner of Frank L. Haldeman and Sons, Inc. Jay enjoyed hunting, gardening, building model airplanes and being an airplane pilot. Surviving are his wife, Pauline Haldeman, Abbott Township, PA; two daughters, Pamela (Chuck) Rineer, Manheim, PA, and Tina (Rob) Schmucker, Lancaster, PA; two sisters, Fern (J. Stanley) Heisey, Manheim, PA, and Eileen (Harry) Miller, Rhode Island; two brothers, Lloyd (Susan) Haldeman, Manheim, PA, and Edgar (Dorothy) Haldeman, Manheim, PA; four grandchildren, Jason, Andy, Justin and Anitra; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 1, 2007, at 6:00 p.m. at the Swedan Valley Faith Community United Methodist Church with the Rev. Thomas Shatto officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, or the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA.
HAND - LAMPMAN, Audrey L. of Harrison Valley, PA 79, died Thursday, May 17, 2007. Born February 25, 1928 in Harrison Valley, she was the daughter of Derward and Gladys Garner Hand. She was married to Truman K. Lampman, who predeceased her in 1976. Surviving are: three sons, Eugene (Leona Thompson) Lampman of Odum, GA, Stuart (Sherrel) Lampman, and Norman Edward (Joann) Lampman, both of Harrison Valley; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; companion, Raymond Miller of Harrison Valley; two brothers, William Hervey (Patricia) Hand of Harrison Valley and Frank (Evelyne) Hand of Ulysses; two sisters, Faye Meise of Westfield, and Kay (Sam) Whitsell of Wellsville, NY; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a son, Kenneth W. Lampman in 1967; and two sisters, Linda Mae Lewis and Onalee VanTreese. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, on Sunday, May 20th, from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., with Funeral Services at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Ed Collins will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery
Raymond L., Jr. (Pork) Age 66, of Elmira, NY, died Thursday, November 9, 2006, unexpectedly at home. Raymond is survived by his daughters, Pamela (Les) Hererra of Easton, PA, and Barbara (Bob) Dando of Elmira; sons, Raymond (Ellen) Hodge of Wellsburg, and Randy (Donna Hendershott) Hodge of Elmira; ten grandchildren, three great-granddaughters; former wife and mother of his children, Joanne Rich of Pine City; sister, Judy Rafferty along with her children, Becky, Earl (Debbie) and Rodney Rafferty. It was Ray's request that there be no calling hours and that a memorial service be held at the convenience of his family. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Frances L. Morrell, 77, a resident of Albuquerque, N.M., for 10 years died Monday, April 23, 2001. She is survived by her husband, Richard (Doc) MORRELL of Pine City, NY; son Benjamin MORRELL of Pine City, NY; daughters, Francie SAUNDERS and husband Donald Sr., of Cape Coral, FL and Sonja GARRISON and husband Michael of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Donald SAUNDERS Jr. of Cape Coral FL and Francine of SAUDERS of Ft Meyers, FL; great-grandchildren, Nicole SAUNDERS and Mikenzie FISHER; brother, John Hulslander and his wife Marjorie of West Burlington; sister Edith HULSLANDER of Columbia Cross Roads; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Esther and Alfred HULSLANDER; brothers, George HULSLANDER formerly of Granville Summit; and Alfred HULSLANDER Jr., formerly of Columbia Cross Roads, and sister Mary Adelaide Pierce, formerly of Burlington. Mrs. MORRELL was first president of the Pine City Fire De[department Ladies Auxiliary. She worked for many years as the co-owner and operator of Pine City Petroleum with her husband, Doc MORRELL. Mrs. MORRELL moved to Florida in 1978 to work with her daughters at the R.G. Blouse Co. Inc., in Cape Coral, FL, before moving to Albuquerque in 1991. Services will be held Thursday, April 26, 2001, at 11 a.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd, NE. with Pastor Rick DONAHO officiating. Daily Review.
HURD William H. Age 78, of #567 Mill Street, Westfield, PA, died Wednesday, November 15, 2006, in Osceola, PA. He was born November 16, 1928 in Gaines, PA, the son of Herman and Anna Torrence Hurd. He worked for almost 30 years in the foundry at Dresser-Rand. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Westfield, PA. He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Roger William and Elvine Hurd, Wellsboro, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Alvin Spencer, Westfield, PA; daughters, Joyce Marie Hurd and Janice Lee Hurd, Westfield, PA; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; brothers, Arnold Hurd, Galeton, PA, Robert Hurd, Westfield, PA, Harold Hurd, Sabinsville, PA; sister, Mrs. Henry "Elsie" Orlowski, Coudersport, PA; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Isabelle B. Hurd, in 1993. A Memorial Service will be conducted Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Clymer Baptist Church, Sabinsville, PA. Rev. Dr. Roy L. Seiders, Offc. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720, in William's memory. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #222 West Main Street, Westfield, PA 16950.
HUSSONG - BLACKALL Madeline H.
Age 92, of the Manor at Bethany Village, Horseheads, died peacefully in her sleep on Monday, May 28, 2007. A native of Hornell, NY, Madeline was a graduate of the Rochester General School of Nursing. While pursuing a career as a surgical nurse, she met and married Robert Blackall of Rome, NY. They were blessed with 62 years of marriage before his passing in May, 2004. Madeline was a gracious lady who was devoted to her faith, family and many friends. After raising her children, she resumed her career as charge nurse at Elcor Health Services, where she was affectionately known as "Mrs. B." She enjoyed traveling, knitting and playing bridge. Surviving are her children, Dr. Susan (Wilfred) Hansen of Pittsburgh, PA, Patricia (Greg) Lowe of Syracuse, NY, Brian Blackall of Pittsburgh, PA, Robert Blackall of Horseheads, NY, and Karen Blackall of Washington, DC. Also, her grandchildren, Stephanie, Kirstin and Gregrory Lowe, Brian Jr. and Kara Blackall, Ellyn Hansen and Rebecca (Derek) Christian, who will welcome the first great-grandchild this summer. Also, her sister-in-law, Luise Hussong; nephew, Fred (Becky) Hussong; and niece, Ann (Blackall) Heck. She was also predeceased by her brother, Harold. Family and friends are invited to attend her memorial service, which will take place on Friday, June 1st, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church, 1034 West Broad Street, Horseheads, NY. The Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne will officiate. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions in Madeline's name to the First United Methodist Church living memorial endowment fund, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY 14845. Arrangements with the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads.
KELLY Lawrence E.
Age 58, of Campbell Road, Alpine, NY, died on Saturday, May 19, 2007. Larry worked as a program leader at the Elmira Correctional Facility. He previously worked at Bishop Ludden High School in Syracuse, NY, as Coach, Athletic Director and Gym Teacher. Although he had no children himself, he positively impacted the lives of many young people. He enjoyed living and playing on Little Lake, and brought laughter to all with his wit and knack for nicknames. Larry is survived by his Little Lake family of close friends; and brothers, Marty and Tom of Mattydale, and Dan in Florida. There will be a Celebration of Life Ceremony on Potato Hill, overlooking the place that brought Larry so much joy, on June 16th at 11:00 a.m. Donations can be made to a Cancer Research Center of one's choice.
KELLY Ronald Fredrick
Age 42, of North Tonawanda, NY, (formerly of Elmira, NY), died Wednesday afternoon, November 8, 2006, at Mercy Hospital in Scranton, PA, after a sudden cardiac arrest. His father, sisters and brother were all in attendance at the time of his death. Born July 4, 1964 in Binghamton, NY, he was the son of Richard Kelly and the late Donna Kelly. He graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1982. Ron was a loving brother and devoted friend, always eager to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed one. He had a passion for motorcycles and loved the open road. Surviving Ron are his father, Richard of Scranton, PA; sisters, Cyndy Ditmore, her husband, Mark and their two children, Bethany and Ross of Manassas, VA; sister, Laura Kelly-Malave and her husband, Alfonso of Gouldsboro, PA; and one brother, Martin, his wife, Lynne and their two daughters, Amanda and Megan of Pine City, NY. There will be no funeral or calling hours as Ron's wish was to be cremated. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the American Red Cross. In addition, as Ron was a kidney transplant recipient, the family also requests that you obtain further information about becoming an organ donor.
KILBURN Richard D.
Age 85, of 154 Stevenson St., Westfield, PA, died May 25, 2007 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. He is survived by his wife, Catherine; daughters, Mary Ann Root and Patricia McGill; and son, Jerry King. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Sabinsville Volunteer Ambulance Assn. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield, PA.
James J. Sr. Age 55, of Elmira, NY, died on Wednesday, November 29, 2006, after a long battle with Emphysema and COPD. He was born on March 27, 1951 in Elmira, NY to the late George and Lucretia (Decker) Kreidler. Survivors include his loving wife, Sandra (Bush) Kreidler of Elmira; son, James (Nicole) Kreidler Jr., grandson, James Kreidler III and granddaughter, Christina Kreidler, all of Dundee, NY; daughter, Debra (Carl) VonRapacki, granddaughters, Keirsten and Kasey-Jo VonRapacki, all of Elmira; sons, Brian and Brandon Kreidler, both of Elmira; brothers, Richard Kreidler of Elmira and Donald Kreidler of Stillwater, NY; sister, Joyce Nolan of Big Flats; stepbrothers, Butch Brown of MA, Gary Brown and Larry Brown, both of Elmira; along with several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Jim was employed at Trayer Products in Elmira for 13 years and was a member of the VFW Post 6083 in Elmira. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, December 1st from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. with Rev. David Sullivan officiating.
KUHN Henry G. "Hank" W2IRU Age 91, of Horseheads, NY, formerly of Williamsville, NY, died Thursday evening, November 9, 2006. Hank married his wife, Margaret E. Eaton, on June 10, 1939, and they recently celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary. He started his broadcasting career in 1937 with WEBR in Buffalo, NY. Hank passed along his knowledge of Radio through reading to the blind for nearly 50 years, and was honored with a plaque for his efforts by the American Council for the Blind. His passion laid in HAM radio for nearly 75 years, and his gardening. Hank is survived by his loving wife, Margaret E. Kuhn; daughter, Lorinda "Rindy" Adams; grandson, Brian Adams, all of Horseheads, NY. A private family service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Hank may do so through memorials to the Associated Services for the Blind, 919 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19107, or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Coring Road, Corning, NY 14830
LAWRENCE Timothy James
Age 58, of St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, and Van Etten, NY, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at the home of his mother and sister in Van Etten. Tim is survived by his wife, Connie Venturini; his mother, Alice Lawrence, and his sister, Barbara Lawrence, both of Van Etten; his brother, Edward (Catherine McLaughlin) Lawrence of Stillwater, PA; and his sister, Janice Lawrence of Dryden, NY. He was predeceased by his father, James G. Lawrence. Tim is also survived by his aunt, Louise Lawrence of California, aunt, Pauline Baker of Pennsylvania; aunt and uncle, Annie and Fred Lawrence of Horseheads; as well as Baker and Lawrence cousins. Tim was one of the founding members of the Moosewood Restaurant in Ithaca. After teaching himself Spanish and earning a degree in linguistics, Tim taught English as a Second Language in El Paso, Texas, and in Mexico. From these and other experiences, he developed lifelong passions for travel, gardening, cooking, classical music and the study and learning of languages. Tim and Connie were able to share these interests during their life together. The family will hold a Memorial Celebration of Tim's life at the Community United Methodist Church, Main St., Van Etten, at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 9, 2007. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope Lodge, 197 Summer St., Buffalo, NY 14222; or Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Arrangements have been entrusted to Kalec Funeral Home, Elmira, NY.
LOUCKS - HANES
"Elsie" Age 61, of #36 Locust Lane, Westfield Twp., PA, died Friday, November 17, 2006, at her residence. She was born February 18, 1945 in Livingston Manor, NY, the daughter of David and Doris Rosengrant Loucks. She was a homemaker and childcare provider. She attended the Valley View Assembly of God Church, Knoxville, PA. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, David and Melissa Hanes, Fairfield, VA; sons, Kevin Hanes, Monroe, GA, Ivan Hanes, Westfield, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Rusty Parslow, Westfield, PA; mother, Doris Loucks, Westfield, PA; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brothers, Dennis Loucks, Elkland, PA, Samuel Loucks, Westfield, PA, Fred Loucks, Mt. Jackson, VA, Randy Loucks, Little Marsh, PA; sisters, Regina Springman, Elkland, PA, Brenda Thoman, Codorus, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, David Loucks; sister, Sandra Loucks; and granddaughter, Tia Cano. The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 a.m., Monday at Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #222 West Main Street, Westfield, PA. A Memorial Service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home
LOUIZ - FITZGERALD
Theresa M. Horseheads, NY 76 years, formerly of Corning, NY, died Thursday, November 23, 2006, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born October 1, 1930 in Corning, NY, the daughter of the late John and Georgiana Xavier Louiz. She was a graduate of Corning Free Academy. Theresa Louiz and Robert Fitzgerald were married November 22, 1952 in Corning, NY. She was a Homemaker. Theresa was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Vincent de Paul Church. Surviving are her daughter, Cindy (Rick) Pazzaglia of Columbia Cross Rds., PA; sons, David (Wendy) Fitzgerald of Cambridge, NY, Mark (Jeanne) Fitzgerald of Bloomsburg, PA, and Todd (Maggie) Fitzgerald of Virginia Beach, VA; daughter-in-law, Jane Fitzgerald; 12 grandchildren, Bobbie, Lee, Tonya, Angela, Kristin, Kyra, Kaitlin, Joel, Heather, Eric, Brittany and Ryan; one great-grandson, Rhiley; also several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Robert "Bob" Fitzgerald (Sept. 26, 2006); son, Paul Robert Fitzgerald (Sept. 12, 2004); brothers, John Louiz and Eddie Louiz; sisters, Mary McHale (Cerbara), Augusta Andrade, Margaret Knight, Louise Wheeler and Matilda Aker. Callings hours will be held at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY 14830, on Sunday, November 26, 2006, from 2-4 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home Monday, November 27, 2006, at 9 a.m. Committal Prayers and Interment will follow at the family plot in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY.
FAMILY of Jim Lowman Would Jim ever have dreamed of the wonderful tributes and honors extended in his memory? We think not. There are no words to express how uplifted and strengthened we felt, at a very sad time, as these condolences were received. There have been many tears; however, we do not grieve as those who have no hope, I Thessalonians 4:13,14. Whether it was a phone call, a visit, a card or a hug, the great outpouring of love cushioned our grief and helped us immensely. The gifts, gift cards, food, flowers, notes, letters and prayers came like a flood. What kindness, what generosity, what sympathy and affection were showered upon us in memory of our Jim, who was an inspiration to many and a friend to all. We THANK YOU, extended family, friends and neighbors, brothers and sisters in Christ, constituents at the Legislature, Star Gazette co-workers, Army and Navy buddies, Whitetail Buckhunters, medical community and friends at McInerny Funeral Home. God Bless each of you.
Fenton E. Age 54 of Mansfield, PA, died Tuesday, November 21, 2006. Private graveside services will be held at a later date in the Montrose Cemetery. Arrangements by the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA.
MEAD Lou Ann Marie
Age 64, of Simmons Hill Rd., Westfield, PA, died May 23, 2007 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W.. Main St., Westfield, PA, Friday, 7-9 p.m., where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Kurt Heisey officiating.
Albert L., M.D. Age 62, of Elmira, NY, died on November 19, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Dr. Menner was born on January 10, 1944, in Newark, NJ, the son of the late Albert E. and Lillian W. Menner. He is also predeceased by sister Victoria, and father-in-law Donald F. Coon, M.D. of Bath, NY. Survived by his wife of 36 years, Donna (Coon) Menner, daughter Stephanie Menner of Los Angeles, CA, son Michael (Kathi) Menner of Brooklyn, NY, and granddaughter Olivia Joanna Menner; sister Patricia (Ed) Meisner of Annapolis, MD; brothers-in-law, Steven (Elaine) Coon of Burlington, VT; Geoff Coon of Charlotte, NC; Tim Coon of Chicago, IL; sister-in-law Marcia A. Coon of Hammondsport, NY, stepmother-in-law Joanne Coon of Bath, NY; along with many nieces and nephews who all remember their Uncle Al's guitar and piano playing at all of the family gatherings. Dr. Menner attended Columbia High School in Maplewood, NJ, the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, and the University of Virginia Medical School in Charlottesville, VA. He completed his residency training as a specialist at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, MD. Board certified in Otolaryngology, he opened his medical practice in Elmira, NY, in 1975. He was a Medical Staff Officer of St. Joseph's Hospital since 1998, served as the President from 2002 to 2003, and was also a member of the Board of Directors. Dr. Menner authored the book, "A Pocket Guide to the Ear", published by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. in 2003, and distributed internationally. Recently he became associated with AdvantageHealth Medical Services, P.C. at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was a compassionate and caring physician – respected by his peers for his good advice and availability. Dr. Menner was a pilot, tennis player, runner, musician, and avid golfer. He was a member of the Elmira Country Club for 26 years, and a member of the Board of Directors there for 2 years. His unique golf swing would make a pro cringe, but could generate a lot of power, and he could compete with many of the big-hitters. And how can any of us forget his great wit and skill as a joke-teller, on and off the golf course. Calling hours will be Saturday, December 9, 2006, at the McInerny Funeral Home, 502 West Water Street, from 9:00 AM to 11:45 AM. A memorial service will follow at 12:00 noon at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, Falck Cancer Center, American Cancer Society, or charity of your choice. The family extends our heartfelt thanks to the physicians, healthcare professionals, and friends who were so supportive to us during the past year. A kind, funny, compassionate, and smart man who left us too soon, he will be missed by all who knew and loved him
MOORE - BENNETT
Linda Moore A resident of Pine Valley, died Thursday evening, November 9, 2006, at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following an illness at the age of 52. Linda was born on September 9, 1954 in Elmira, daughter of Bernard & Betty Thomas Moore who predeceased her in 2004 and 2005 respectively. She was a hairdresser at Master Cuts and a homemaker who enjoyed family times. She was known by many as "mom" and cherished the many children whose lives she touched. Surviving is her loving son and friend, Justin Bennett at home; her companion and friend, Kevin Dyer, Pine Valley; a brother and sister-in-law, Gary & Peggy Moore, Elizabethtown, PA; nephews, a niece and great nieces and many family friends which will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sunday November 12, 2006 between the hours of 1-3 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 3 p.m. with the Reverend William Wells officiating.
OLDFIELD Orville Rawson
age 88 of Hollywood, Florida died on Sunday May 20, 2007 at the Tioga Nursing Facility in Waverly, NY. Mr. Oldfield was born on April 27, 1919 in the Town of Natick, Massachusetts to the late John E. and Emma Rawson Oldfield. He was a Veteran of WWII and Korea serving his country with the U.S. Navy. Orville was a retired Chief Petty Officer with the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve and a Plank Member of the Naval Memorial in Washington, D.C. He was pre-deceased by his loving wife Margaret E. Glynn Oldfield; his parents; brother Harold and sisters: Ruth and Penny. Mr. Oldfield is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law: John M. and Gloria Oldfield of Horseheads, NY; Richard Oldfield of Fort Pierce, FL; Paul and Terri Oldfield of Cooper City, FL; grandchildren: Kyle and Ryan of Cooper City, FL; David and Jennifer Oldfield, Robin Oldfield of Horseheads, NY; great grandson: Tyler John Oldfield; sister Norma McIntosh of MA; several nieces and nephews including a special nephew Ronald Oldfield. It was Mr. Oldfield's wish that there be no calling hours or Funeral Services. Arrangements entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.
OSBORNE - HARVEY
Patricia O. Age 62, of Beaver Dams went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, November 19, 2006, at Corning Hospital. Pat was born in Corning on March 11, 1944, to Leland and Margaret (Hibbard) Osborne. She retired in May from Philips Lighting in Bath as a mechanic after 36 years of service. She collected wolf memorabilia, played POGO games online, and enjoyed spending time at her summer home on Waneta Lake with her family. Pat loved her Miniature Schnauzer, Babie. Pat's survivors include her daughter, Deanie (Murray) Knowles of Troupsburg; a son, Wayne (Dorothy) Harvey of Watkins Glen; one brother, Fred (Gloria) Osborne of Addison; her grandchildren, Amanda Harvey, Kayleigh Harvey, Lauryn Curren, Brendan Harvey, Brad Knowles, Sonia Carretto, Trisha Knowles, Levi Knowles, and Samantha Brooks; great-grandchildren, Brooke Knowles and Kaiden Knowles; and a great friend, Dee Dann of Monterey. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Monterey Volunteer Fire Department or to your local SPCA.
Marjorie P. Leggett, 72, of Winter Park FL, formerly of Troy, died April 18, 2001. At one time Marjorie had a nursing home in Troy with Pauline CLEVELAND. She graduated from St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing in Elmira, NY. Her husband, Arthur LEGGETT, and family moved to Florida in 1955. She was supervisor of obstetrics at Winter Park Hospital until 1983, when she had a massive stroke. She was survived by her sons, Michael and Mark; a daughter, Laurie; and five grandchildren; sisters Betty BRADFORD of DeBary, FL, and Evelyn STONE of Troy; and a brother, George PAGE JR. of Springfield. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur, daughter, Diane; parents George and Hazel PAGE; and sister Roberta VINESKI. Burial will be in Winter Park.
Zdenka Marie "Sadie" Liskovec Age 95, of St. Joseph's Skilled Nursing, formerly of Elmira Heights, Wednesday, November 22, 2006. She was a member of Oakwood Methodist Church, its Mr. and Mrs. Club and Women's Christian Society. Zdenka was predeceased in 1965 by her husband, Russell Paige; brothers, Charles Liskovec of Elmira, Leo Liskovec of Lakeland, FL; stepbrother, George Prohazka of Simsbury, CT. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn and Jack Wolf of Rochester, Greta and George Bozinis of Horseheads, Carlene McDonald of Newfield, Janis and Jerry Williams of Big Flats; brothers, Alfred Lescovec of Bethany Village and Rudolf Liskovec of Washington, D.C.; nine grandsons, two granddaughters, ten great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews including Joan Andrews and Mary Bement of Elmira, and Mary Golden of Dundee; close friends, Jean McDonald, and Gary and Eileen McDonald. The family will receive guests at Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home on Saturday, November 25 from 2 to 5 p.m. Prayer service will follow with the Rev. Patrick Holder. Private committal at convenience of family. Webbs Mills Cemetery. Zdenka's family believes the best way to remember her would be to perform an act of kindness.
Mark L. of Galeton, PA Age 46, died Thursday, November 9, 2006. Born May 31, 1960, in Wellsboro, he was the son of Preston and Ruth Chilson Patterson, Jr. He was married to the former Jaroyal Parker, who survives. Mr. Patterson served with the U.S. Army for four years. He was employed by Protektor Model Co. in Galeton and loved the outdoors, hunting, and fishing. Surviving besides his wife are his parents of Wellsboro, PA; a son, Jason Patterson; a daughter, Catherine Patterson; two sisters, Gwen (Ronald) Hager of Mansfield and Pamela (Maldon) Tipple of Wellsboro; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends may call at the Galeton Assembly of God on Sunday, November 12th, from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. with a memorial service at 3:00 p.m. The Rev. David Brelo will officiate. Memorials may be made to the family. Cremation arrangements with the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA.
Ermen A. Age 83, of Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, died at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Bonnie (Prosser) Paulo; his daughter, Linda (Dillon) Kaulkhurst of Altamonte Springs, FL; sons, Larry Wood of Elmira, NY, Ronald (Beth) Wood of Horseheads, NY, Roger (Rose) Wood of Horseheads, NY, Timothy (Janet) Wood of Elmira, NY; Michael (Linda) Zuke of Elmira Heights, NY; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a sister, Rose Mingoia of Amherst, NY. Ermen was born April 9, 1923 in Williamsport, PA, the son of the late Achille and Annuziatta (Spaziani) Paulo. He was a retired mason tender with the Laborers International Union of North America Local #1358 in Elmira Heights, NY. He was also a devoted NY Yankee and Buffalo Bills fan. In addition to being a wonderful husband and father, Ermen was affectionately known as the "Tomato Man" where he always worked his tomato stand on Grand Central Ave. in Elmira Heights. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Friday, November 24, 2006, from 1-3:00 and 6-7:00 p.m. where his service will follow at the funeral home at 7:00 p.m. Interment will take place privately in Hope Cemetery in Corning.
PRESUTTI Dana L. of Odessa, NY - Dana L. Presutti, of Texas Hollow, died on Saturday, May 19, 2007, in the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. He was born on November 22, 1956 in Wellsville to Leonard and Waneta Winchell Presutti. On October 2, 1982 in Horseheads he married Debora Isaacs, who survives. Dana was a former resident of Belmont and graduated from Belmont Central School in 1974, attended college in Oneonta and he served in the US Navy. He was an independent contractor inspecting automobiles. Dana was an avid outdoorsman who lived to be outdoors. He loved to fish, hunt, camp, kayak and river floating. Along with his wife, Deb, they participated in the Fresh Air Fund and served as host parents for 12 years. Dana was known to many of his children's friends as a second father and friend. Surviving, besides his wife, are his son, Dustin Presutti of Odessa; daughter, Kristen Presutti of Watkins Glen; his mother, Waneta Presutti of Belmont; Mother-in-law, Mary Ann and Robert Weiss of Horseheads; four brothers, Michael and Barbara Presutti of Belmont, Steven and Patricia Presutti of Belmont, Mark and Linda Presutti of Belmont, Alan and Sharon Presutti of Angelica; two sisters, Mary Kay Presutti of Wyoming, Luanne and T.J. Mead of Morris, Oklahoma; 13 nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Bernadette and Robert Carson of Beaver Dams; and a Godson, Aaron Carson. He was predeceased by his father, Leonard Presutti. Friends may call on Tuesday, May 22, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, 17 Schuyler Street Belmont, NY. A prayer service will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by funeral service at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Church on Route 244 in Belmont. Deacon Frank Pasquale will preside with Dana's nephew, Zachariah Presutti assisting. In lieu of flowers, memorials maybe made to either the Food Bank of the Southern Tier at 945 County Route 64, Elmira, NY 14903; or to any food pantry in Allegany County.
Chief Warrant Officer John Richard Priestner, 42
Sayre Morning Times November 21, 2006
Chief Warrant Officer John Richard Priestner, 42, of Sanford, S.C. and formerly of LeRaysville, died in the line of duty in Iraq on November 6, 2006. John was born on July 8, 1964 in Paterson, N.J., a son of Richard Priestner and Linnea Priestner. He was a graduate of the Northeast Bradford High School class of 1982. Following graduation he attended Keystone College. John enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he served his country for two years. Upon an honorable discharge from the Air Force, he entered into the U.S. Army and proudly served his country in Afghanistan from Nov. 2002-Aug. 2003. He was a veteran of Operation Desert Storm and deployed for Iraq on July 22, 2006 to serve during Operation Iraqi Freedom. On January 30, 1988 at the St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Little Meadows, he married Teresa Lutz. Together they had seventeen wonderful years. John is survived by: his wife, Teresa Priestner; his daughters and pride and joy, Breanne, 14, and Megan Priestner, 10; his father, Richard Priestner, of LeRaysville; his mother, Linnea Priestner, of North Charleston, S.C.; his twin brother, Roger (Linda) Priestner, of LeRaysville; sister Sue (Robert) Drag of Minnesota; his mother-in-law, Gail Lutz, of Warren Center; brother-in-law Michael Lutz of Warren Center; Richard (Amy) Lutz of Clayton, N.C.; his nieces and nephews, Seth and Lindsey Priestner and Michael, Sandy, and Eddie Drag; nieces, nephews (and his Godchildren) Gracie and Jacob Lutz and Dakota and Joshua Lutz. In addition, he will be greatly missed by several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. A well-attended funeral mass was celebrated on Thursday, Nov. 16 at the Fort Myers Chapel in Arlington National Cemetery Chapel, followed by burial in Arlington Cemetery. Full military honors were accorded. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and time of remembering the special gift John was to all on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006 at 1 p.m. at the Northeast Bradford Elementary School auditorium. Those who wish to do so may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Chief Warrant Officer John Richard Priestner USO Fund, Fort Bragg c/o Community Bank, NA, PO Box 39, Nichols, NY 13812. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman
Former LeRaysville man killed in Iraq: John Priestner, 42, died in helicopter crash
By: NANCY COLEMAN - 11/07/2006 Daily Review
A man who grew up in the LeRaysville area has been killed in Iraq. Chief Warrant Officer 4 John Priestner died Sunday in a helicopter crash in Iraq, according to an Army spokesman. Priestner, 42, grew up in Pike Township and graduated from Northeast Bradford High School in 1982. Stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., he was a member of Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 82nd Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, according to GN4 Mark Dyment. Priestner's home was in Sanford, N.C. Dyment said the co-pilot gunner in the aircraft also was killed. He said it was most likely Priestner was piloting the helicopter at the time. Dyment could not release further details on the incident, as an investigation is ongoing. The officer noted he and Priestner had briefly served in the same unit. Priestner was a "very nice guy," Dyment said. He was "real easy to get along with ... very helpful." Linda Priestner of LeRaysville, Priestner's sister-in-law, said John was on his third tour of duty in Iraq. He had previously served in the Persian Gulf War, she noted. He originally was in the Air Force, then later joined the Army Reserve, serving as a pilot. "He loved it," she said. "He couldn't give up flying." She explained John was involved with rescuing service people coming under fire. "His job was to pull them out, get them out alive." Linda Priestner's husband is Roger Priestner, John's fraternal twin brother. John's wife is the former Theresa Lutz, also originally from the Northeast Bradford area, and he had two children, close in age to Roger and Linda's children. "We're all devastated," she said. "He was a real leader when you needed him." Neither Linda Priestner nor Dyment knew the exact timetable for services. "It was his wish to be buried in Arlington Cemetery," Dyment noted. "That's what we're working on right now." Another Bradford County resident, Oliver Brown of Sayre, was killed while serving in Iraq just over a year ago. Nancy Coleman may be reached at (570) 265-1628; e-mail:email@example.com Contributed by Carol Brotzman
Lawrence E. Reeves Jr., 53, of Water Street, Lyons, NY, died at home, Tuesday, May 21, 2002, after an extended bout with cancer. Lawrence was born on Dec. 12, 1947, a son to Lawrence and Jean CORNELL REEVES in Hannibal, MO. Before his illness, he was employed at Mobil Chemical in Macedon for many years. He spent his available time racing at Spencer Speedway. Surviving are: his wife amy; four sons, Lawrence (Ellen) REEVES III of Florida, Scott NEWBERG of Tennessee, Kevin REEVES of Lyons and Nathan REEVES of North Carolina; step-daughter, Angelica WHITE of Ohio; four grandchildren, Jared, Xavier, Connor and Rebecca; twelve brothers and sisters, Mary Jo CRELLER of Alabama, Mike SIPES, Barbara MEEKS, Shirley LANCASTER, Judy SMITH all of Newark, NY, Elaine MANES of South Dakota, Linda HIGBEE of Texas, Steve REEVES, ---ann REEVES and Sandy Jo Vanderpool and Debbie REEVES and ???ann KISSELLm, all of Pennsylvania. He was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Robert REEVES. Friends and family are invited to attend calling hours on Thursday, May 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Weeks-Keyor Funeral Home, 5 Phelps St Lyons, NY. A funeral service will be held Friday, May 24, at 10 a.m. at the Maranatha Baptist Church, Travell Rd., Lyons. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery, Phelps, NY. RKW
PALAZZOLI Jane Runyan Retired Educator Age 69, of Pine City, NY, died peacefully on Monday, November 13, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.
RUPPERT Horst E. Age 66, of Dug Road, Ridgebury Township, PA, died Friday, November 17, 2006, at home. Horst was born July 19, 1940 in Stuttgart, Germany son of the late Erich and Elsa Ruppert. He was retired following 30 years of service from Clute Motors where he worked in the Auto Body Shop. Horst is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Ilse G. (Hoeflacher) Rupert of Milan, PA; a daughter, Susanne Mattingly of NJ; a sister, Margot Shmidt of Germany; sisters-in-law, Gerda (Horst) Witt and Marianne (Wolfgang) Rathmann; and dear friends, Bob Craig and family. He was predeceased by a son, Tomas Ruppert in 1990. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service 3:00 p.m., Friday, November 24, 2006, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY, with the Rev. Jeffrey Wilkinson officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family
Harvey K. Age 65, of Barton, died Monday, November 6, 2006, at the Tioga Nursing Facility, Waverly, NY. Born in San Diego, California on November 9, 1940. Harvey had lived in the valley for the past fifteen years. He loved to go camping and travel. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Vietnam War. He worked as an independent truck driver. Harvey is survived by his wife, Yvonne Nichols Sanderson; his stepsons, [name removed by request] of Binghamton, NY, and Elwin Sackett Jr. of Kansas; his stepdaughter, Laura Appleton of Binghamton, NY; and his granddaughters, [name removed by request] of Binghamton, NY, and Nikki Sackett of Elmira, NY; and grandsons, Kyle, Roman and Terrance Appleton, all of Binghamton, NY; and his great-grandson, Spencer James Bishop of Elmira, NY. At Harvey's request, there will be no services. Arrangements are with the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue, Waverly, NY.
SARGENT Richard G. "Dick"
Age 66, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Thursday, May 10, 2007, at home surrounded by his loving family. Dick was born on March 26, 1941 in Mansfield, PA, a son of Frank and Florence (Barnes). He was a lifelong farmer. Dick enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, hunting for ginseng. Dick is survived by a son, James Sargent of Millerton, PA; two daughters and son-in-law, Cindy and Daryl Berry of Tioga, PA, Tammy and Glenn Aumick of Millerton, PA; a longtime companion and best friend, Martha Copp of Wellsboro, PA, and her children, Cindy Wilcox of Mainesburg, PA, and Steven Copp of Colorado; six grandchildren, Alesia, Zackery, Nicole, Tory, Garrett and Miranda; two brothers and a sister-in-law, William "Bill" and Arlene Sargent of Horseheads, NY, Eugene "Gene" Sargent of Tioga, PA; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Joan (Bob) Heichel of Mansfield, PA, JoAnna (Jack) Shaw of Blossburg, PA, Ruth (Doug) Thomas of Mansfield, PA, Betty (Joe) Thompson of Mansfield, PA; five sisters-in-law, Stella Sargent, Ruth Pollison, Doris Sargent, Ellie Sargent, all of Mansfield, Georgia Sargent of Tioga, PA. He was preceded in death by five brothers, Neal, Leo, Douglas, Frank Jr., Bobby; and a sister, Frances Burnham. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, May 14, 2007, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will immediately follow the viewing at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Douglas Hodge officiating.
SEAMANS - WILSON, June L. "Seamans"
Age 90, formerly of Sabinsville, PA, died Thursday, May 31, 2007, at Hurler's Personal Care Home, R.D., Westfield, PA. A Memorial Service will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #222 West Main Street, Westfield, PA. Pastor Joel Coleman officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Alexander Edward "Ed" Age 84, of Elmira, NY, went home to be with the Lord surrounded by family members Tuesday, November 21, 2006, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Ed was born in Swartwood, NY, the son of the late Lester and Catherine (Howden) Sears on February 4, 1922. Ed is survived by his wife of sixty years, Elizabeth (Parke) Sears of Elmira, NY; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Lester (Heather) Sears of Queensbury, NY, James Zolla (Gail) Sears of Nanaimo, B.C., Canada; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary (John) Harwood of Latham, NY, Laura Catherine (Harry) Eaton of Cortland, NY; grandchildren, Matthew Sears, Eric and Kevin Sears, David and Brian Harwood; sister-in-law, Norma Sears of Horseheads, NY. He was also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; and a brother, Glenn Sears. Ed was a U.S. Air Force veteran in the South Pacific Theatre. Shortly after discharge from serving his country, he wed his best friend and love, Betty. Together they raised a wonderful family. He was a devoted member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church. He worked at Remington-Rand, Westinghouse, and Hardinge Bros. He enjoyed many types of music, playing golf, and was a very devoted husband, father, and grandfather. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 380 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904 with a fellowship following. Memorial Donations may be made to Emmanuel Episcopal Church. The family also wishes to thank all of the nursing staff of the Chemung County Nursing Facility for their dedicated care and service.
SEYMOUR - HORTON
Donalee (Seymour) Age 61, of Wilawana Road, died, November 23, 2006 at Saint Joseph Hospital in Elmira. Born February 11, 1945 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the Evelyn Crawford and Floyd Seymour. Donalee was a lifelong resident of Chemung, and a member of Sayre Christian Church in Sayre. She taught Sunday school for twenty-five years. She loved sewing, quilting, flower gardening and pets. Her greatest joy was her family and grandchildren, who she loved to read to and play games with. She is survived by her husband, Leon Wilbur Horton at home; her children: sons, Shawn Ralph (Elizabeth) Horton and Kelly Michael (Denne'), all of Sayre, PA; and her daughter, Jennifer (John) Heath of Waverly, NY. Donalee is also survived by her six grandchildren; her brother, King (Karen) Seymour of NY; and her two sisters, Linda (Fran) Grillo of Minnesota, and Robin (Robert) Grabb of Sayre, PA; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Her sister, Sandra Seymour, also predeceased her in 2005. A Memorial Service will be celebrated when arrangements are complete. Those wishing may direct memorial donations to either Sayre Christian Church, 427 S. Keystone Avenue, Sayre, PA, or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements are with the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue, Waverly, NY 14892.
Richard Shea, of West Harrison Street, Tunkhannock, died Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 9, 1987 at the Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock after a long illness. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Officiating will be the Rev. Jay COLE. Interment will be in the Sunnyside Cemetery Tunkhannock. Those wishing to make memorial contributions to Tyler Memorial Hospital or the American Cancer Society. The Daily Review.
Nick of Galeton, PA Age 72, died Monday, November 13, 2006. Born June 28, 1934, in Elkland, he was the son of Frank and Victoria Scarcello Simonetti. He was married to the former Daisy Mattison, who survives. A graduate of Elkland H.S., he served with the U.S. Army from 1959–1961. He was employed by Dairylea Milk Co. from 1964–1972. Mr. Simonetti owned and operated the West Pike Milk Co. from 1972–1976 and the Pike View Inn from 1976–1982. He managed the Upper Pine TV Line for 20 years. He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Elkland. Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Frank (Tina Bacon) Simonetti of Gaines, and Nick Easton of Westfield; three daughters, Debra (Richard) Colegrove of Mansfield, Lisa (John) Whipple of Gaines, and Sandra (Ray) Osgood of Sabinsville; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; a brother, Dominic Simonetti of Elkland; a sister, Mary Pertano of Buffalo, NY; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Kathy Jo Simonetti; a brother, Joseph Simonetti; and a sister, Eleanor Harris. Friends may call Thursday, November 16th, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton. A Vigil Service will be held at 8:00 p.m. at the conclusion of calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 a.m., Friday, in St. Bibiana Church, Galeton. The Rev. William M. Calabrese will be the Celebrant. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
STANTON - SCHMIDT
Helen M. of Westfield, PA 88, died Saturday, November 18, 2006. Born June 8, 1918 in Westfield, she was the daughter of Erastus and Gertie Steward Stanton. A 1936 graduate of Westfield High School, she was employed by Swanson's Grocery and attended the Wesleyan Church. From 1980-1994, she resided in Boerne, TX, with her second husband, Fred Schmidt. Surviving are a daughter, Audrey (Erwin) McCaslin of Westfield; two grandchildren, Shari McCaslin of Addison, NY, and Timmy (Laura) McCaslin of Liberty; five great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Eugene Philip Miller; her second husband, Fred Schmidt; two brothers, Walter Gunn and Willis Stanton; and five sisters, Bertha Riffle, Marjorie Ahearn, Lillis Karns, Lula Lamphier, and Hazel Schmidt. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, on Monday, November 20th, from 1:00-2:00 p.m., with Funeral Services at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Duane Burdick will officiate. Burial will be in Mills Cemetery
Arthur C. Sterling, 75, of RD 1 Gillett, PA, died Friday, Dec. 11, 1987, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Shawnee, Kansas. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Daily Review. RKW
SULLIVAN - BEAUDET
Eugenia Sullivan Age 51, of Rutherford, NJ, died Tuesday, May 22, 2007. Mrs. Eugenia S. Beaudet was born in Elmira, NY. She was an Accountant and Bookkeeper employed by Vornado Realty & Trust located in Paramus, NJ. Mrs. Beaudet was an active volunteer in Rutherford, active in the PTA, an avid volleyball player, and a graduate of St. Bonaventure College. She is survived by her daughters, Casey and Kyle; her sisters, Patricia Gage and Monica Stadelmaier; her brother, Michael Sullivan; and her mother, Wealtha; she was predeceased by her father, Charles. Funeral, Saturday, 9 a.m. from the Collins-Calhoun Funeral Home, 19 Lincoln Ave., Rutherford, NJ. Mass, 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel R..C.. Church, Lyndhurst, NJ. Cremation private. Friends will be received Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
SWAN - THOMPSON
Mrs. Marion Swan Formerly of Elmira died November 20, 2006 in Greensboro, NC where she had lived for the past year. Marion was a former member of Monumental Baptist Church, Elmira. Marion is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Margaret Ann and Isaac Walker, two grandchildren all of Greensboro, one sister Winifred Berhannan of Cerritos, California, and one brother James (Mary) Swan of Horseheads. Several nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are being made by Allen & Associates Mortuary of Greensboro.
SWANSON - LEIPOLD, Lois (Swanson)
Of Mansfield, PA, went to rest May 6, 2007. She was predeceased by her husband, James R. Leipold. She is survived by her daughter, Linda L. Folk and her husband, Edwin Folk of Easton, PA; grandchildren, James (Rick) Folk and his wife, Krista of Flower Mound, TX, and Heather L. Kupres and her husband, David of Pen Argyle, PA; five great-grandchildren, Ryan, Ben, and Gillian Folk, and Connor and Emma Kupres. Lois was a graduate of West Chester University and was an elementary school teacher for 30 years. She was a member of the National Education Association, Pennsylvania State Education Association, and Pennsylvania State Retirees. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Mansfield. She was a longtime volunteer in the gift shop and the out-patient department at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA, as well as Past President of the Ladies' Auxiliary. Lois was a former member of Corey Creek Golf Club. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service celebrating Lois's life and love will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Lois's memory to the SPCA, Mansfield Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Arrangements are under the direction of the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA.
Milford D. "Mick" Age 82 of 131 Berkley Lane Horseheads, NY died at home on Wednesday November 15, 2006 surrounded by his loving family. Mick was born July 24, 1924 in Powell, PA the son of the late Malcolm and Gladys Beber Talada. He was a Veteran of WWII serving his country with the U.S. Navy. Mick married his wife, Helen L. Parsons Talada, on February 26, 1946 and they recently celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary. He was a retired manager with Panosian's in Elmira, NY. Mr. Talada was an avid golfer, fisherman, hunter, and bowler. He loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them. Mick always had a smile for everyone and a little twinkle in his eye. Mr. Talada was pre-deceased by his parents, his sisters Katherine Wright and Audrey Weber, and his brother-in-law Carl Parsons. Mick is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 60 years Helen L. Parsons Talada; son and daughter-in-law: David & Angie Talada of Elmira Heights, NY; daughter and son-in-law: Patricia & David Kamas of Elmira, NY; grandchildren: Kristin (William) Mecum, Allison Talada, Sarah Talada, and Cody Church; brothers and sisters-in-law: Ray & Mary Talada of New Albany, PA and David & Polly Talada of Montoursville, PA; sisters: Lynette Lamphere of Powell, PA and Pat House of Sebring, Florida; sister-in-law: Marie Rawliegh of Edmonton, Oklahoma; brother-in-law: Robert Parsons of Batavia, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Saturday November 18, 2006 from 3-5 PM. Mr. Talada's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with his niece the Rev. Nancy G.W. Parr officiating. Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Talada at the Funeral Home following his services. Interment in Clearview Cemetery in North Cohocton, NY at the convenience of the family. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mick through memorials to Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830.
Owen D. of Covington, PA 51, formerly of Mills, died Wednesday, November 8, 2006. Born April 4, 1955, in Wellsboro, he was the son of George W. and Donna R. Weiss Truax. He was employed by Keystone in Covington and Ward Manufacturing in Blossburg. Surviving are: his mother of Mills; two brothers, Samuel (Jackie Knapp) Truax of Woodhull, NY, and Ray (Sherrie) Truax of Harrison Valley; two sisters, Judith (Barney) Phelps of Mills, and Valerie (Michael) Fitzwater of Ulysses; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Friends may call Saturday, November 11th, at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., with Funeral Services at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. David Minor, Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Mills Cemetery.
VANTASSEL Danny C Age 56 of Chemung, NY died Monday May 7, 2007. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Thursday, May 10, 2007 between the hours of 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will take place at Caywood's Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. with the Reverend Bill Vallet officiating followed by full military honors in the Gardens. Committal services will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery, Waterloo, NY at 2:30 p.m. Friday afternoon.
VATER Raymond C. - Pine City Resident
Age 78, died on Wednesday, May 30, 2007, after an extended illness. He was a member of the Masonic Order and Grotto Club. Ray retired from the United States Navy after proudly serving for 20 years. He spent 16 more years with Pipe Welding before retiring. He is survived by his loving wife, Eleanor Vater; daughter, Donna Corpening; and stepdaughter, Michele Morgan; son, George Vater; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, niece, nephew and cousins. His daughter, Karen; and his son, Chuck, predeceased Ray. Ray enjoyed woodworking at home as a hobby, making toys and other items. He loved life, family and friends. There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of his family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc
VOLKER Jane Kathryn
February 7, 1914 - May 21, 2007
Jane Kathryn Volker came into the world in the midst of six feet of snow, born February 7, 1914 in Elmira, New York, to Charles M. and Mary (Steigmeier) Volker. She lived in Elmira until 1990, when she moved to Texas to live with her family. The angels helped Jane travel peacefully home to her Heavenly Father on Monday, May 21, 2007, following a brief but spirited struggle after a heart attack and stroke. Her passing was marked by a tempestuous thunder and lightning storm, perhaps her way of letting us know she made it home. The funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2007, at the St. Louis Catholic Church with Msgr. Mark Deering officiating. There will be no visitation. Jane's life was dedicated to serving her family and taking care of others. She was always there for everyone. If friends or family came to visit, Jane wouldn't rest until she was sure their plates were overflowing and glasses filled. She hovered and nurtured, always putting others' needs before her own. The gifts Jane leaves are a quick wit, faith, practicality, generosity and a lifetime of special memories. She loved Texas Rangers baseball and all animals, especially dogs. She is predeceased by her parents; sister, Mary and brother-in-law, Stanley Stachowski; and sister, Margaret. She is survived by niece and nephew-in-law, Nancy and Joe D'Ambrosio of Waco, TX; and great-niece and great-nephew-in-law, Allison and Jamie Bones of Litchfield Park, AZ; as well as several special cousins and dear family friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Fuzzy Friends Animal Rescue, PO Box 20966, Waco, TX 76702
Evelyn F. Higley, 72, of Benton, PA, formerly of Forksville, died on Thursday, April 18, 2002, at the home of her son. She was born on Jan 23, 1930 in Sayre, a daughter of David and Edith TREASTER VOUGH. In 1947, she graduated from Estella High School. Evelyn was a lifelong resident of the Sullivan County area. On Jan. 25, 1948, Evelyn married Donal Ralph HIGLEY in Towanda. She was a member of St. Paul's Untied Church of Christ in Overton, PA. Her other memberships include: the Sullivan County chamber of Commerce, and was the first woman to serve the Loyalsock Watershed Association; and the Pennsylvania Campground Association. She enjoyed time spent doing crosswrod puzzles, watching birds and traveling. Mr. and Mrs. Higley had owned and operated Higley Campground for many years, and she recently owned and operated a restaurant in Benton. On JUly 19, 1971, she was preceded in death by her husband the late Donald R. HIGLEY. She left surviving seven children and their spouses: Linda R. and William R. MASSENGALE of Utah; Jack and Karen HIGLEY of Raymond ME, Dotty Ann and James PARDOE of Forksville, Ronald C. and Linda L. HIGLEY orf Honeoye, NY, Phillip W. of Dushore and Michael D. HIGLEY of New Albany, Mitchell Dean and Penny HIGLEY of Dushore, PA; two brothers: Harvey VOUGH of Dushore and Victor VOUGH of Athens; a step-mother: Frances REED VOUGH of Dushore; a step brother: Robert REED of Sayre; by 21 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Jeanette ROHE of Overton, PA, and a granddaughter Toni Michelle HIGLEY. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 22, 2002 at 11 a.m. in St Paul's United Church of Christ in Overton, with the Rev. Robert W. MARTIN, her pastor officiating. Interment will follow in the Forksville Cemetery, Forksville, PA. Friends and family are invited to call on Sunday, April 21, 2002, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St. Dushore, PA and on Monday at Saint Paul's United Church of Christ, from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service. In liey of flowers the family suggest donations be made to the Sullivan County Cancer Society, or the Sullivan County Library. She loved birds and nature.
Michael Dean Age 19, of Covington, PA, died November 29, 2006 in Mansfield, PA. Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family.
David W. Whaley, 76, of Towanda died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at Genesis Center, East Campus in Davenport, Iowa. A memorial service will be held on Nov. 8, at the First Presbyterian Church in Towanda. There will be no visitation. David was born Jan. 4, 1924, in Keokuk, Iowa. He was the son of Guy Roy and Milbum (CLEMENSON) WHALEY. He married Margaret KREKEL on August 29, 1948, in Des Moines, Iowa. He received his bachelor's of chemical technology from Iowa State College in Ames, Iowa, in 1947. He had worked as a chemist for Osram-Sylvania in Towanda and retired from DuPont in Towanda in 1985. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was involved with the Eastern Theatre Operation. He was a fifty year member of the American Chemical Society and a member of officer of the National and Pennsylvania Federation of Music Clubs. Survivors include his wife, Margaret of Towanda; one daughter, Laura SMITH WHALEY of Phoenix, AZ; and granddaughter Roberta LAMPL of Virginia Beach VA; two great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Rose and Christina LAMPL; a brother-in-law, Harvey POHNERT of Ann Arbor, MI; and a sister-in-law, Virginia MAYO of Davenport. He was preceded in death by one son, Thomas, in July 2000, and one sister, Lorene WHALEY. Memorial may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church or the Towanda Musical Society Scholarship Fund, in care of Mrs. Harvey CHERNOSKY. Daily Review. RKW
WILSON Karle E.. III "Willy"
Age 39, of Elmira, NY. He was born February 23, 1968 in Elmira, son of Karle E.. Jr. and Elaine (Shores) Wilson, and died Sunday, May 20, 2007, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was predeceased by his father, Karle E.. Wilson, Jr. and paternal grandparents, Karle E. Wilson, Sr. and Jennie Wilson. Willy is survived by his children, Logan Wilson of Lawrenceville, PA and Brock Wilson of Elmira; significant other, Debra Taylor; mother, Elaine Wilson; maternal grandmother, Rose Cady, all of Elmira; sister, Shannon Wilson of FL; sister and brother-in-law, Chyleen and Don Freas of Horseheads; niece, Shenell Corby of Elmira; uncle and aunt, Donnie and Sandy Shores of Wellsburg; aunt and uncle, Kandy and Jay Taylor of Elmira; great-aunt, Mary Randolph of Elmira; cousins, Chris Shores, Crystal Parker and Jared Taylor, all of Elmira. Willy was employed as a Maintenance Mechanic at Ingersoll Rand in Athens, PA. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Friday, May 25th from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. His funeral and committal services will follow at 8 p.m. Rev. Jerry Berbary will officiate. Flowers are acceptable or those wishing may remember Willy through donations to the American Cancer Society or Toys for Tots Pride Ride c/o Backyard Broadcasting, 2205 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14903.
Edward E. Age 75, died November 17, 2006 in Belleview, FL, where he lived since moving from Lawrenceville, PA, in 2003. He was born March 12, 1931 on Maple Hill, Wellsboro, PA, the son of Stephen and Eva Wood. Ed retired from Corning Inc., Fallbrook Plant in 1987 after 36 years of service. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and NASCAR. Ed is survived by his wife of 17 years, the former Maxine Briggs; three sons, Roger (Marilyn) Wood of Tioga, PA, Edward (Donna) Wood Jr. of Milford, VA, Barry (Linda) Wood of Avon, NY; a daughter, Brenda (Gary) Burnside of Lawrenceville, PA; three stepsons, Richard (Janet) Gee of Woodhull, NY, Michael (Cari) Gee of Belleview, FL, Lewis (Deborah) Gee of Ocala, FL; a stepdaughter, Sharon (Douglas) DeCamp of Painted Post, NY; four sisters, Roberta (Alfred) Knapp of Wellsboro, PA, Muriel (Clyde) Callahan of Horseheads, NY, Priscilla (Ralph) Knapp of Troy, PA, Patricia Kriner of Stony Fork, PA. He was predeceased by sisters, Helen Wagner, Dora Davis, Leona Bacon; brother, Romaine (Slugger) Wood; stepdaughter, Linda Bills; and two great-grandsons, Camden and Dustin Wood. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA, Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow there Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Robert Strozyk officiating. Burial in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Coopers Plains, NY.
YOUNG - JACOBS Evelyn G. formerly of Owego, NY
Evelyn G. Jacobs, 88, longtime resident of Owego, NY, died on Monday, May 28, 2007, in Horseheads, NY, where she had been residing with her family since 2004. She was born in Berkshire, NY, on March 12, 1919 and graduated from Newark Valley High School in 1936. As a young woman, Evelyn worked at the Binghamton State Hospital and E. H. Titchner in Binghamton, NY. She also took in laundry, butchered and sold chickens, and obtained her real estate license. In later years, she was a small business owner whose gardening expertise and hard work resulted in a successful produce stand on Route 17c. She also made and sold maple syrup and planted, cut and sold Christmas trees. Evelyn was a devoted wife and mother. A strong believer in the value of education, she encouraged her children to read and learn. Through years of hard work and commitment, she and her husband were able to fulfill a lifelong dream of providing university educations for their three children. Evelyn was an excellent cook who everyday for decades packed nutritious and tasty lunches for her children and husband. Her baked goods were highly sought after at school and church bake sales. She was also an accomplished seamstress who designed and sewed everything from tailored garments to prom dresses. Evelyn was an active member of the Campville United Methodist Church. She served on church committees, worked at church fundraising events, and wrote a column for a local paper. She also wrote hundreds of letters to those in need of comfort. Near the end of her life, when she entered Hospice, she continued to explore new ideas, make new friends, and reach out to others. Her longtime interest in writing resulted in the publication of some of her poetry. She will be sadly missed by all those whose lives she touched. Evelyn was predeceased by her husband of over 50 years, John Jacobs; her parents, Henry and Mabel Young; her brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Beverly Young; and her cousin, Violet Cobler. She is survived by her daughters, Mary Jacobs, Wellsville, NY, Elaine Sharp, Madison, WI; her son and daughter-in-law, John Jr. and Catherine (Blackwell) Jacobs, Horseheads, NY; her four grandchildren, Heather, Jenny, Calvin, John, all of Horseheads; her several sisters-in-law on her husband's side, and their families, and many nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at Richards Funeral Home, Rte 17c West, Owego, NY, on Friday, June 1, 2007, at 1:00 p.m., with Rev. William Prentice, her Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park, Vestal, NY. Friends are invited to call at Richards Funeral Home on Friday from 12:00 noon until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Evelyn may be made to the Campville United Methodist Church, Sharing and Caring Fund, 6110 State Rte. 17c, Endicott, NY 13760; or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830, 1-800-734-1570, www.sthospice.org. The family wishes to express their deepest appreciation to Hospice and especially Ellen Maynard for all of their care and concern.
Mary Jane Age 77 of Horseheads, NY, died November 22, 2006 at her home. Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.
Elizabeth Age 76, of William St., Elmira, NY, died peacefully Friday, November 24, 2006, in Elcor Health Service in Horseheads, NY. Arrangements are under the direction of the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.