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Kenneth P. Age 71, of Ocala, Florida, died March 23rd at his home. Mr. Ackerson was born in Elmira, New York, graduated from Southside High School in Elmira. He was a retired Sales Manager for Prudential Insurance and a member of the Chemung County Historical Society. He was also an Atlanta Braves Fan and enjoyed singing, the theatre, antique cars and camping. He is survived by his daughters, Kate O'Neill of Scarborough, ME, Valerie L. Wheeler of Newfoundland, PA, Melissa R. Gleason of Calhoun Falls, SC, Laurie B. Gotthardt of Struthers, OH, Anita M. Khan and Cami L. Lemr, both of Ocala, FL; son, Joe Ackerson of Ocala, FL; sister, Judy Patton of Ocala, FL; and 16 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda E. Ackerson; and a brother, James Ackerson. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that Memorial Contributions be made to the Salvation Army. Arrangements by ROBERTS FUNERAL HOMES, Downtown Chapel, Ocala, FL 353-622-4141.

Mary C. Age 74, of Lowman, died Sunday, March 25, 2007 at Ashton Nursing Facility, Athens, PA. Mary was born May 15, 1932, a daughter of the late Floyd and Clair Bundle Bahr. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her husband, Peter J. Donovan, and brothers, Francis and Martin Bahr. Mary is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Joseph D. and Anne Donovan of Lowman; grandchildren, Joseph D. Donovan of Lowman, Jennifer D. Donovan, Daniel (Barb) Adams, and Tammie Adams, all of Elmira; great-grandchildren, Marissa and Jacob Adams; brothers and sister-in-law, Paul Bahr of Pine City, Floyd and Marge Bahr of Minnesota, and Robert Bahr of Dushore, PA; sisters and brother-in-law, Sophie and Francis Barry of Dushore, PA, and Betty Kennedy of Arizona; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Marge Bahr of Montoursville, PA, Ann Bahr of Dushore, PA, Daniel and Reba Donovan of Kansas City, MO, William and Libby Donovan of Mt. Pleasant, TN, and George Ottaviani of Elmira; and loving companion, Elwood Richland of Dushore, PA. Mary was a school bus aide with the Elmira City School District for many years. She was also a long time communicant of St. James Church in Waverly. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 6:15 p.m. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Lowman. Donations in Mary's memory may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, 6390 Fly Road, 2nd Floor, East Syracuse NY 13057.

BAILEY – Jeannette B. Rose, 89, of Mansfield, died Friday, May 26, 2006 at the Green Home, Inc., Wellsboro. She was born Sept. 8, 1916 in Mansfield, the daughter of A. Ward and Ethel Stickler Bailey. Jeannette was a retiree of Mansfield State College and volunteered at Santa’s Gift Bag. She was a member of the Daughters of American Colonists, Colonial Dames of the 17th Century, the DAR, the Descendants of Colonial Clergy, the Twin Tiers Genealogical Society, the Wellsboro Historical Society, and the Colombian Literary Exchange, Jeannette served as a literacy volunteer, and in 1986 was named BPW Woman of the year. She is survived by two stepsons, Ted Rose of Waurika, Okla., James Rose of Ft. Worth, Texas; step daughter, Shirley Benson in Florida; brother, Donald Bailey of Columbia, Mo.; several nieces and nephews. Jeannette was predeceased by her husband, King in 1981; two sisters, Frances Shea, Josephine Hitchcock; half brother, Marvin Love; and half sister, Pretha Newton. In keeping with Jeannette’s wishes there will be no funeral services. A service of Gary Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Mansfield. – Mansfield Gazette, 31 May 2006, p.6A

Edgar W. II 63, of Hummelstown, PA, and formerly of Schuylerville, NY, died unexpectedly at home, Thursday, March 22, 2007. He was born August 20, 1943 in Elmira, NY. He retired from the New York State Department of Correctional Services as Dept. of Superintendent of Administrations. Edgar enjoyed reading, visiting with friends and taking long rides in the country. Edgar is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Eugenia S. Bly; his daughter, Jennifer Bly of Elmira; sisters, Linda B. Shine and her husband, Joseph of Beaver Dams, NY, and Rosalie McCaffery of Henrietta, NY; and several loving nieces and nephews. Edgar was predeceased by his parents, Edgar and Grace Bly, his brother, Lloyd Bly, and his sister, Carolyn Morris. Services and interment will be later in the spring at Notre Dame Cemetery in Schuylerville, NY. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Majesty Rottweiler Rescue Inc., PO Box 493, Darlington, MD 21034-0493. Online remembrances can be sent to Arrangements are entrusted to Flynn Bros., Inc. Funeral Home, 13 Gates Ave., Schuylerville, NY.

BOSSERT – Harvey B., 90, of Wellsboro, died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006. He was born Oct. 26, 1916 in Souderton, a son of the late John H. and Katie Barnes Bossert. Harvey was formerly employed by the Koehler and Fretz Bakery in Lansdale and the Sewage Treatment Authority in Harleysville. He enjoyed baseball, bowling, hunting, fishing, gardening, animals, and bird watching. He was the husband of Mary E. Copley. He is survived by his wife, Mary; sons and daughters-in-law, John (Martha) Bossert of Plymouth Meeting, Philip (Millie) Bossert of Sparks, Nev., Michael (Linda) Bossert of Souderton; daughters and sons-in-law, Gail (Zeke) Zimmerman of Souderton, Claudette Price of Sellersville, Paulette (Arthur) Derbyshire of Souderton, Delores (Donovan) Price of Lewes, Del., Ruby (Bill) Young of San Antonio, Texas; 17 grandchildren; and 29 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Evelyn Benner Bossert and his second wife, Beulah Moyer Bossert. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. – Mansfield Gazette, Dec. 27, 2006, p.6A

Pearl L. - Age 93, of 302 S. Decatur Street, Watkins Glen, died peacefully June 28, 2007, at Schuyler Hospital. Born January 28, 1915 in Pine City, NY, she is the daughter of Ivan and Francis Clark. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Watkins Glen. Family and friends are invited to call July 2, 2007, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St. Watkins Glen. The funeral service will be held directly following calling hours at 3 p.m., the Reverend Elaine S. White, officiating. Burial at Beaver Dam Cemetery. Mrs. Frost was predeceased by her husband, Willis (Bill) Frost; sons, John and Gary; brothers, J. Donald Clark, Bernard Clark; and a sister Janice Clark. She is survived by son James Frost of Watkins Glen, two grandchildren, Tammy Drake of Ithaca and Mark Frost of Elmira; and two great-grandsons Kenneth and Jonathan Drake. Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church of Watkins Glen or Schuyler County Ambulance.

Ethel S. (Cockran) Age 81, of Wellsboro, PA, died March 27, 2007. Arrangements have been entrusted to Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA.

COLE JOYCE VAN GORDER, Joyce (Cole) Age 79, of Sherman Street, Galeton, died on Sunday, March 25, 2007. Joyce was born in Galeton on March 21, 1928, daughter of the late Lewis and Effie (Birchard) Cole. She was Valedictorian of her graduating class of Galeton High School, Class of 1946. She married her husband, William Van Gorder on October 7, 1947, and he predeceased her on December 14, 2000. Joyce had two siblings who predeceased her, infant sister, Carole Ann Cole; and brother, Lewis William (Bill) Cole; a nephew, Geno Cole. Joyce was employed part-time for the Bell Telephone Company and Galeton Production Company. Her biggest job was as a wife and mother to her eight children. Joyce was always helping with her grandchildren and we sought her advice many times. She was always available to help anyone of us at any time. She was a great baker and liked to sit on the porch swing and look at her flowers and talk to the neighbors and friends. Survivors are George Van Gorder, Mrs. Debra (Jan) Tara Bori, Terry (Donna) Van Gorder, Mrs. Coleen (Phil) Osgood, Mrs. Diane (Mark) Olson, Mrs. Denise (Larry) Smith, Marc (Kim) Van Gorder, Keith (Evonne) Van Gorder, all of Galeton. Joyce is also survived by thirteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; special sister-in-law and friend, Beatrice (Osani) Cole of Abilene, Kansas; and several nieces and nephews. At Joyce's request, a private funeral will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be at West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. If desired, memorials may be made to Gale Hose Ambulance, Galeton Fire Company, or to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton.

Age 62, died June 23, 2007 in Tucson, AZ, where she resided with her husband, daughters, and grandchildren. Kay loved working in her vegetable gardens. She had a love of cooking and collecting cookbooks. She also enjoyed using her camera and computer to document family get togethers. Kay was born October 22, 1944, in Elmira, NY. She was the daughter of Walter and Jessie (Herring) Collins. She was a 1964 graduate of Horseheads High School. Kay was predeceased my her father Walter in 1991. She is survived by husband, Robert Stanin; daughters, Wendy (Dan) Fahn of Phoenix, Carolyn (TJ) Jarrett; grandchildren, Hallie and Ben Jarrett of Tuscon, AZ; her mother, Jessie Collins of Pine Valley, NY; sister, Nancy (Jim) Gardener and their family of LA, CA; brother, David (Barb) Collins and their families of Horsheheads, NY. Arrangements were taken care of by Bring's Funeral Home in Tucson, AZ.

LaVerne Ashley Age 48, of Addison, NY, and formerly of Elkland, PA, died Wednesday, March 28, 2007, in Nelson, PA. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, April 1, 2007, from 6-8 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will be held immediately following the visitation at 8 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Debbie Button officiating.


Sy Age 67, and longtime media figure, died Thursday, March 22, 2007, at his residence in Clyde, Texas. Sy was born Silvestre A. Cordaro in Endicott, NY, to the late Guiseppe and Antonia (Cipolla) Cordaro. Sy's family includes his current wife, Constance Mann, also of Texas; his former wife, Connie Ball of Burdett, NY; with their daughters and son, Colleen Coro of Painted Post, NY, Carla (Dale) Fayerweather of Horseheads, NY, Christopher (Jennifer) Coro-Cordaro of East Bridgewater, MA; grandchildren, Sophia, Trevor Henneman, Nolan, Nathan and Helen Fayerweather. Sy was predeceased by his brothers and sister, Carmelo Cordaro, Matt Matteo, and Josephine "Dolly" Ciminelli. Sy's media career began as an announcer of WELM; reporter for the Star-Gazette; public relations director for Ingersoll Rand and founded his own business in Corning; Promotions Unlimited and 3-D Printing which he continued for the last 25 years. Throughout his media career he was pinnacle in the production of "Passport to the Finger Lakes", a window in the development of tourism in the Finger Lakes Region. In celebration of his life, his family will welcome friends for a time of sharing on Monday, April 2, 2007, between the hours of 4-7:00 p.m. at the United Steel Workers Union Hall local 1000, Corning Union Civic Hall, 100 Civic Center Plaza, Dennison Parkway, Corning, adjacent to the Corning Police Department; parking is also available in the lot of the Public Library behind the Hall. Those wishing may also remember Sy with memorials to the United Way of the Southern Tier, 300 Nasser Civic Center Plaza Suite 220, Corning, NY 14830.

DANDREA – James V. Dandrea, 80, of Galeton, died Thursday, May 25, 2006 in the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born July 8, 1925 in Williamsport, he was the son of Tony and Mildred Emick Dandrea. A memorial service will be held Friday, June 9 at 11 AM at the Galeton VFW. Military rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton. – Mansfield Gazette, 31 May 2006, p.6A

Stephen M. Age 43, of Hoffman Hollow Road, Chemung, died Saturday, March 24, 2007. Born September 17, 1963 in Sayre, PA, the son of Fred Daniels and the late Joan Deubler Daniels. Stephen was a lifelong resident of the valley, a past member of the Greater Valley EMS and Waverly Fire District and a member of Church of the Redeemer in Sayre, PA. He is survived by his wife, Alaris Daniels at home; his children, Todd (Danielle) Daniels of Athens, PA, Joseph Daniels and his fiancee, Megan Williams, Darren Daniels, all of Altamont Springs, FL; and his stepson, Marcus Infante at home. Stephen is also survived by two grandchildren, Alexis Diane and Gavin Michael Daniels; his brother, Fred (Chuck) (Beth) Daniels Jr. of Jupiter, FL; and his sister, Carol Daniels and her fiance, Mark Kluberdanz of Kingston, NY, also survive him as well as his stepmother, Mary Daniels, Lowman, NY; his maternal grandmother, Carol Deubler formerly of Sayre, now in Myrtle Beach; his mother and father-in-law, Aracelia Cruz and Antonio Agosto of Apopka, FL; and his brother-in-law, Angelo (Belinda) Melendez of Sanford, FL; also numerous cousins. Friends are invited to call Wednesday evening, March 28th, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue, Waverly, NY. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 29, at the Luckner Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend Lee Love officiating. Those wishing may direct memorial donations in Stephen's memory to either the Greater Valley EMS, the Lupus Foundation, or the American Diabetes Association.

DEREWIANKA – Mecislausa “Mesha” Helen Derewianka Burdian, 91, of Mansfield, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006 at Broad Acres Nursing Home in Charleston Township. Mecislausa was born May 24, 1915 in New York City, NY, the daughter of the late Joseph and Genevieve Ostrowski Derewianka. She was predeceased by her husband, William Burdian. Mecislausa was a homemaker who loved gardening, sewing, knitting and crocheting. She was a member of the Holy Child Catholic Church. Mecislausa is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Elaine and James Cecere of Mansfield, Donna and Angelo Della Pietra of Poughkeepsie, NY; 10 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, William Joseph Burdian in 1991 and a sister, Adele deLorme. Family and friends were invited to call on Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, Mansfield. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Holy Child Catholic Church on Saturday, Dec. 2 with the Rev. Albert Leonard as celebrant. Memorial contributions may be made in Mecislausa’s name to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 1132, Fairfax, Va. 22038 specifically for New York State research. Burial will be made in Calvary Allied Cemeteries, Queens, NY. – Mansfield Gazette, Dec. 6, 2006, p.6A

Jennifer J. - Age 42 of 1378 Chambers Road Beaver Dams, NY died on Monday July 2, 2007 at home surrounded by her loving family. Jennifer was born March 6, 1965 in Elmira, NY the daughter of Jacque and Joyce Burgess Dilmore. She was a graduate of Horseheads High School Class of 1983 and graduated from Elmira Business Institute. Jennifer was attending Corning Community College. Jennifer was a member of The Pine Valley United Methodist Church and HRATT (Human Resources Group). She was a buyer for SEPAC Inc. in Elmira, NY. Jennifer married her husband, Scott E. Pautz, on September 13, 2003 and they would have celebrated their 4th Wedding Anniversary on September 13, 2007. She loved her family and friends and cherished every moment she spent with them. Jennifer is survived by her husband Scott E. Pautz; her children: Jonathan Huffine and Dakota Huffine both of Beaver Dams, NY; father and mother: Jacque and Joyce Burgess Dilmore of Pine Valley, NY; brother and sister-in-law: John & Sheila Dilmore of Nichols, NY; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Edward & Lena Pautz of Elmira, NY; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Chris & Karen Pautz of Cosaxie, NY; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and a multitude of caring friends including a special cousin Barbara Zacharias of Harvey's Lake, PA. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Friday July 6, 2007 from 7-9 PM. Jennifer's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday July 7, 2007 at 11 AM with Rev. Deb Roe officiating. Interment in Sunnyside Cemetery in Tunkhannock, PA at the convenience of the family.

Leroy E. 78, of Troy, PA, died March 19, 2007 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Calling hours are Noon - 2 p.m., March 29 at Pepper Funeral Home in Canton with funeral and military services following. Memorials may be made to Troy V.F.W., P.O. Box 113 or Troy Fire Co. c/o RR 2 Box 812, both in Troy, PA 16947.

Louise Ann Granger McNett - Formerly of Elmira, died June 4, 2007 of natural causes in West Palm Beach, FL. Louise was born on October 18, 1936 and was the second of 4 daughters born to the late James and Mina Granger living on Brand Street on the Southside of town. She became a widow in 2002 when her husband, Ronald Randolph, died. She is survived by sisters, Barbara Granger Boettcher of NJ, Pat Granger Hopkins Perry of NC, Connie Granger Brooks Pritchett of MD; and ex-husband, Neil McNett of PA; along with her five children, Jim and Pat Lilly McNett of PA, Vicki McNett Burgess and husband, Alan of TX, Scott McNett of FL, Matt McNett of FL, Meme McNett Marlow and husband, Todd of OH. She is also survived by her two stepchildren, Darcie Randolph Elmes and husband, Don of CA, and Ron and Carrie Randolph of CO. She had three nieces, three nephews, and 13 grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by all. The body was handled by All County Funeral Home and Crematory of Lake Worth, FL. The family is planning a memorial service on Saturday, August 4, 2007, at Riverside United Methodist Church, 559 Spaulding Street, Elmira, NY at 4:00 p.m. Condolence wishes can be sent to Connie Pritchett at 22112 Pegg Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653 or via e-mail at A donation may be made to a favorite charity, in lieu of flowers and in honor of Louise.

Jeremiah W. "Jeremy" Age 20, of Horseheads, died after a courageous battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma on Thursday, March 22, 2007. He passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family and friends. Jeremy was born on March 30, 1986 in Panama City, FL. He graduated from Horseheads High School in 2004, playing lacrosse and basketball and was employed at Chase-Pickens in Big Flats. He is predeceased in death by grandfather, Richard E. Johnson on February 7, 2006. He is survived by his parents, Deborah Hadley-Johnson and Mark Johnson of Horseheads, NY; grandmothers, Rev. Kathleen McKiver of Springtown, TX, and Carol E. Johnson of Ironwood, MI; aunts and uncles, Kenneth and Margaret Hadley of Fort Worth, TX, and Anna Hadley of Springtown, TX, Linda and Gary Wittbrodt of Traverse City, MI, Judy Turner of Romeoville, IL; cousins, Jim, Aaron, Kenneth and Crista, and Brandon Hadley, and Matthew and Benjamin Wittbrodt, and Alexandria Turner; special friend, Ashley Marshall; extended family, Sue Carne and sons, and Jennifer and Roger Mathews and daughters; and many close friends; and his companion, Cocoa. The family will welcome friends at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY, 607-739-2035, on Sunday, March 25, 2007, from 2-6 p.m. Jeremy's Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, March 26, 2007, at 11 a.m. Rev. Don Rockwell will be the celebrant. A special thank you to IMAST and Faclk Cancer Center, Debbie Janes with Southern Tier Hospice and Amelia Sauter of Compassion net. Those wishing to remember Jeremy may do so with donations to the Josh Palmer Fund, PO Box 3225, Elmira, New York 14905; or A Room to Heal, 804 Overbrook Drive, Vestal, NY 13850.

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Frances L. Ham Kelley, 91, of Jessup Twp., Pa., died Thursday, June 28, 2007 at Endless Mountains Health Systems, Montrose, Pa. Born March 26, 1916 in Wellsboro, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Lena B. [Keck] Ham. Her husband, Roy M. Kelley predeceased her in 1983. Frances was an avid Yankees Fan and was also very dedicated to her family.  Survivors include daughters & sons-in-law, Virginia M. & Douglas Clapper, Laceyville, Pa., Linda D. & Mark White, (Clapper Hill )Laceyville, Pa., Cheryl A. & James Newhart, Montrose, Pa., Kathleen L. & James Cantone, Montrose, Pa., Deborah Dymond & significant other Gregg Johnson, Meshoppen, Pa., sons & daughters-in-law, Edward M.& Louise Kelley, Montrose, Pa., Robert A. & Patricia Kelley, (Clapper Hill) Laceyville, Pa., Chancey L. & Catherine Kelley, Montrose, Pa., Dale Kelley & significant other Tamela Lee, (Stevens Township) Laceyville, Pa., Charles B. Kelley, at home, step daughter-in-law, Marlene Kelley, Retta, Pa., 24 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, 22 step grandchildren, 25 step great grandchildren, 2 step great-great-grandchildren, sisters, Alma Stanton, Dushore, Pa., Joyce Mason, Rushville, Pa., numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her infant children, Donald & Denise Kelley, stepson Burleigh Kelley, brothers, Sterry, Stewart, William & Chancey Ham, sister, Thelma Decker, and an infant sister, Norma Jean Ham.  Services will be 11 a.m., Monday, July 2, 2007 at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., a Selected Independent Funeral Home, 74 Church Street, Montrose, Pa. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

HART – Ciara J. Hart, 12, of Wellsboro, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006. She was born May 21, 1994 in Coudersport, a daughter of Michael J. Hart of Middlebury Center and Melissa Taynton Hart of Wellsboro. She was a member of the Morris Fire Department, Morris. Ciara is survived by her parents; brothers, Wade Brion of Wellsboro, William Hart of Oneida, NY; maternal grandparents, Donna and Lonnie Osgood of Morris; Elwyn Taynton and Nancy VanBergen of Wellsboro; paternal grandmother, Lynda Ackley of Westfield; aunts and uncles, Regina and Bryan Smith of Nelson, Troy Taynton of Florida, John Hart of Syracuse, NY, Sherry Lillie of Oneida, NY, Dawn Winchell of Oneida, NY, Julie Lillie of Conn., Londa and Gary Bennett of Beaver Springs; and many cousins. Friends called Wednesday, Dec. 6 at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. Funeral services followed with Rev. Darwin “Tink” Cranmer officiating. – Mansfield Gazette, Dec. 6, 2006, p.6A

HERRING – Elnora Litchfield Poward, 39 Central Ave., Wellsboro, passed to her eternal reward at 1:40 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15, 2006, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Surviving the octogenarian are her three sons, Craig G. Litchfield (Rhonda) of Wellsboro, Lester P. Litchfield (Ella) of Portsmouth, Va., and John S. Litchfield (Christy) of Montoursville. Also surviving from the son’s families are six grandchildren, Ashlee (Litchfield) Hall, Reston, Va., Sarah Litchfield, Las Vegas, Nev., Les Litchfield II, Virginia Beach, Va., Mariella Litchfield, Portsmouth, Va., Abby (Litchfield) Vanaskie, Philadelphia, and Brad Litchfield. In addition, Mrs. Poward has two surviving brothers, Royal Bishop Herring, Fairfax, Va., and Charles Herring, Palm Harbor, Fla.; one surviving sister, Betty Gray Strickland, Wilson, NC; and many nieces and nephews. Elmora’s second husband, Stanley Poward, died Jan. 1, 2000; also two brothers, Marion and James; and five sisters, Wixie, Eva, Lillian, Eunice and Marie, predeceased her. Born May 18, 1926, in Herring Township, NC, she was the daughter of James and Elzora Honeycutt Herring. Growing up in Clinton, NC, Elnora loved to play basketball and she was the only girl to play on the Clinton High School boys’ basketball team in 1940-42. As World War II ended, she met Albert G. Litchfield, moved to Rochester, NY, and gave birth to her three sons. In 1963, the family moved to Wellsboro, residing for the next 14 years. Mrs. Poward was employed at Corning Glass in Wellsboro from 1977 to 1993. She lived in Williamsport, working at the Foamex Co. In 1993, she and her husband, Stanley Poward, retired to Boiling Springs, NC, home to the state that she loved. When her husband, Stanley, passed in 2000, Elnora returned to Wellsboro. Elnora was a loving and caring mother, wife and grandmother who loved life. She enjoyed gardening and playing golf. She will be greatly missed. A memorial mass for Elnora Litchfield Poward will be held Friday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m. at the Church of St. Ann, Northway Road, Williamsport, with the Rev. Andrew Kurovsky officiating. Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Donations may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association Greater PA Chapter, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110. – Mansfield Gazette, Dec. 20, 2006, p. 6A

HORAM – Helen C. Haus, 89, of Wellsboro, died Thursday, May 25, 2006. She was born Aug. 25, 1916 in Newark, NJ, the daughter of the late Maxwell and Mildred Cavanaugh Horam. Helen was married to the late Eugene H. Haus. She was employed by the former Endicott Johnson Shoe Store, Wellsboro, until her retirement. Helen was a 60-year member of the United Methodist Church, Wellsboro. Mrs. Haus was a volunteer for the American Red Cross for over 40 years teaching first aid and was a safety instructor and former board member. She is survived by a son, Clifford J. Haus of Antioch, Calif; daughter and son-in-law, Ann L. and Larry D. Krout of Glen Rock; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at a later date at the Mountoursville Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Wellsboro. – Mansfield Gazette, 31 May 2006, p.6A

Jean E. (Hull) Age 88, died March 25, 2007 at the Elcor Nursing Home, Horseheads, NY, formerly of Alpine, NY. Jean was born April 14, 1918 in Sayre, PA, the daughter of the late John and Iva Hull. In addition to her parents, her husband of 50 years, Joseph A. Solowiej, Sr.; and brother, James Hull, predeceased Jean. Mrs. Solowiej is survived by her son, Joseph Solowiej, Jr. and his wife, Glenda, of Elmira; daughters, Patricia Soperak of Binghamton, and Paulette Fish and her husband, William of Horseheads; sister, Doris Titus of Waverly; grandchildren, Clifford (Yana) Solowiej of Apalachin, Lisa (Paul) Collins, Houston, TX, Paulette (Steve) Dykman, Hillary Soperak, both of Binghamton, and Mickey Soperak of Fortmyers, FL; step grandchildren, Brian (Cindy) Fish of Burdette, Tracy (Luke) McLaughlin of Corning, Vicky (Anthony) O'Brien of Philadelphia; along with great-grandchildren, Alexis Solowiej and Danaka Dykman. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder & Scott Funeral Home, 534 Church Street, Odessa, NY, on Thursday, March 29, 2007, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., followed by a Memorial Service at 3:00 p.m. to celebrate Jean's life. A private graveside service will take place at Laurel Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

HUNT – Kathleen Metcalf, 86, of 317 Somerset Drive, Kings Mountain, NC, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2006 at home. She was born in Potter County, the daughter of the late Asahel and Margaret Hunt. She was predeceased by her husband, Oliver Metcalf, United States Marshall for the Middle District of Pennsylvania; parents, Asahel and Margaret Hunter; sister, Evelyn Kernam; brother-in-law, Kenneth Kernam; and stepson Evan Metcalf. She was survived by nieces and nephews-in-law, Margaret and Robert Pulkkinen of Kings Mountain, NC, Karyl and Joseph Siejka III of Lewiston, NY; great nieces and nephew and their spouses and great great nieces and nephews.  A Westfield High School graduate, she had been employed as a secretary/deputy sheriff in Wellsboro prior to her marriage to Oliver and PPL in Wellsboro and Port Allegheny after her husband’s death. During her retirement she enjoyed volunteering at the Westfield library, involvement in the historical society, traveling, attending seminars for seniors, and coffee fellowship with friends. It was a highlight for her to return for visits during the summers of 2003 and 2004. She was very appreciative of all who sent her letters and cards after her illness in January 2003 and throughout the past three years. As requested, a private graveside service was held Nov. 30. Rev. Robert Pulkkinen officiated. Arrangements were handled by Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland. – Mansfield Gazette, Dec. 6, 2006, p.6A

KECK – Calvin Arthur Keck, 49, of Cameron, NC, died Monday, May 29, 2006 at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, NC. Born Nov. 1956 in Wellsboro, he was the son of Carlton A. and Phyllis Butler Keck. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Wellsboro. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be made in his memory to the charity of one’s choice. Miller-Boles Funeral Home of Sanford, NC is serving the family. – Mansfield Gazette, 31 May 2006, p.6A

Claire L. (formerly Claire K. Hope) of Elmira, died Tuesday, March 27, 2007, at home surrounded by her loving family. Claire was born March 14, 1948, in Elmira, a daughter of Vivian Tuttis Kerwan and the late James L. Kerwan. In addition to her mother Claire is survived by her daughter Cara Kerwan Hope, with children, Reese and Kiara Fisher; and son Brian Kerwan Hope, all of Elmira; sister, Catherine E. Kerwan, with her husband, Richard Orr of Edgemoor, SC. Claire was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy, continuing her education at Adrian College in Michigan where she obtained her Bachelor's Degree, and then going on to Elmira College, earning her Master's Degree. A long time elementary teacher in the area, Claire taught at Edgeworth, Riverside, Booth and Broadway Middle School. In her 37 years of teaching Claire touched, and changed, many lives. She had a generous, caring nature that embraced a large circle of friends. Claire, an avid golfer, also enjoyed the beach and travel. She truly loved life. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, March 30, 2007 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, March 31, 2007 at 12:15 p.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Donations in Claire's memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning NY 14830. Claire's family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Dr. Muuse's Oncology Office: Ken Aiken, Mary Ann Baker, Mary Palmer, Julie Proctor and Dr's. Muuse, Byland and Navone. Also many thanks to Southern Tier Hospice workers, especially Amanda Reed and Debra Jaynes. In addition, the family expresses gratitude for the multitude of cards, calls, and other expressions of friendship that brightened her last days. In deep gratitude to Claire's sister, Catherine Kerwan for the care and devotion shown over the past months.

Alvin E. Age 78, of Westwood Dr., Millport, NY, died Thursday, March 29, 2007, at his home with his loving family by his side. Alvin was born on September 23, 1928 in Elmira, NY, son of the late Fred and Alice (Finch) Kinner. Survivors include his wife, Shirley (Ross) Kinner of 45 loving years; 12 children, Paula Kinner (Penny Mayes), Lorraine (Ernie) Bohart, Fred (Donna) Kinner, Alvina (Danny) Smart, Wayne (Carol) Kinner, Debbie Smith (Dan Decker), Bruce (Kim) Kinner, Rose (Ernie) Parker, Tracey (Bob Russell), Terry Kinner, Shari (Kevin) West, and Shawn Michael Kinner; brothers, Samuel (Marion) Kinner, and William (Diane) Kinner; sisters, Barbara Stickler and Alice Groat; 49 grandchildren, 97 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Alvin was also predeceased by his brothers, Fred, Raymond and Richard Kinner; sisters, Hazel Turpin and Elizabeth "Betty" Underwood. Alvin was a carpenter, mechanic and an avid sportsman. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Alvin will be truly missed by all. Although he may be gone from this world, his heritage will live on indefinitely with those that dearly loved him. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, April 2, 2007, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in memory of Alvin to Shirley Kinner at 21 Westwood Dr., Millport, NY 14864.

Marian J. Age 82, of 2017 Lake St., Elmira, NY, died Tuesday, March 27, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital after an extended illness. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.

LOMISON – Connie M. Hall, 63, of Covington, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2006 at the Williamsport Hospital. Connie was born April 8, 1943 in Williamsport, a daughter of William and Helene Lomison. Connie enjoyed crocheting, the computer, and her family. Connie is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, William and Rochelle Winter of Covington; three granddaughters, two step-grandsons; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Linda Lomison of Cogan House; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Ann Ferguson of Williamsport, Shirley (Samuel) Coup of Williamsport, Helene Miller of Muncy; special companion, Lee Miller of Covington. She was predeceased by a daughter, Jessie Hall in 1972, a sister and two brothers, Mary, William, and Mike. Family and friends were invited to attend a memorial service on Monday, Dec. 11 at the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro, with the Rev. Dr. Jeffrey McCleary officiating. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, Mansfield is assisting the family. – Mansfield Gazette, Dec. 13, 2006, p.6A

LOVEJOY – Donald Edward Lovejoy, 91, of Corning, NY, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2006 in the Corning Hospital. Donald was born March 2, 1915 in Elmira, NY, a son of Frank and Fannie Kniffen Lovejoy. Family and friends were invited to call on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at the Phillips Funeral Home, Inc., Corning, NY. A funeral service was held immediately following visitation. Burial was made in Coopers Plains Cemetery, Coopers Plains, NY. Memorial contributions may be made in Donald’s name to the charity of one’s choice. Funeral services were under the direction of the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, Mansfield. – Mansfield Gazette, Dec. 20, 2006, p.6A

Raymond R. Age 96, formerly of Tioga, PA, died on Friday, March 23, 2007, in the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. Raymond was born on March 27, 1910 in LaCounts Mills, PA, the youngest of 13 children and last surviving child of Franklin and Dora (Jury) Maines. He was married to Elva "Peggy" (Owlett) Maines of Mainesburg, PA. Raymond was formerly employed as a supervisor for the New York State School for the Disabled and worked in the coal mines in his youth. In addition to his wife, "Peggy", Raymond is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Stanley and Helen Maines of Phelps, NY, Kenneth and Shirley Maines of Geneva, NY, Dennis and Ruth Ann Maines of Louisa, VA; two daughters and sons-in-law, Hilda and Donald Rissew of Hilton, NY, Norma and James Rissew of Rochester, NY; a stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, Duane and Sue Baker of Stafford, NY; a stepdaughter and stepson-in-law, Rieta and Bill Boyden of Mainesburg, PA; additional step-families; 19 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Raymond was predeceased by a son, Marlin Maines; and a grandson, Gary Maines. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, March 26, 2007, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held immediately following the viewing at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. Family and friends may also call on Tuesday, March 27, 2007, from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. at the Oaks Corners Methodist Church in Phelps, NY. Funeral services will be held at the church immediately following the visitation at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday with the Rev. Ellen Donnan Carroll officiating. Burial will be in Oaks Corners Cemetery in Phelps, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Teresa A. Loudonville Age 73, died on Monday, March 26, 2007, at the Health Park Medical Center in Ft. Myers, FL, surrounded by her loving family. Teresa was born on December 12, 1933 in Elmira and is the daughter of Catherine Mandell of Elmira and the late Michael Mandell. She graduated from Elmira Free Academy. Teresa was an executive secretary for County Excavation in Latham for over 20 years and prior to that she worked as a bank teller for several years. She was a communicant of St. Francis de Sales Church. She was an avid reader and enjoyed playing bingo and working crossword puzzles. Most of all Teresa enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her two cherished grandchildren. In addition to her mother, Teresa is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Charles A. Jung; her devoted sons, Charles A. (Andrea) Jung, Jr. of Malta and David M. (Brenda) Jung of Colonie; her cherished grandchildren, Michael and Lisa Jung of Colonie; her brothers, Michael (Joan) Mandell, Daniel (Rosalie) Mandell and Richard Mandell, all of Elmira; and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis de Sales Church, 1 Maria Drive, Loudonville. Calling hours at New Comer-Cannon Family Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Road, Colonie (Rt. 155-south of Central Ave.), on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment Our Lady of Angels Cemetery.

Katherine L. - Age 90, of Camden Ave., Horseheads, and formerly a longtime resident of East 2nd St. in Corning, died unexpectedly at home on Sunday, June 24, 2007. She was predeceased by her husband, Andrew Pryslopski in 1959. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Andrea (Steven) Richel of Zionsville, IN, Patricia (Robert) Roe of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Robert (Hilary) Roe of Tonawanda, NY, Meredith Richel of Zionsville, IN; many dear friends and neighbors including Emalu and John Lee. She was also predeceased by her brother and sister, Virginia Stratton, John Marriner. Kitty was born March 21, 1917 in Wellsville, NY, the daughter of the late Clarence and Mary Elizabeth (Shallue) Marriner. She was a graduate of Painted Post High School and longtime resident of Corning. Kitty was a communicant of St. Patrick's in Corning and retired from Corning Hospital, where she worked for over 30 years as a medical surgical technician. She was an avid NY Yankees fan and enjoyed a good game of Bingo. A gathering will take place privately with interment at the convenience of her family. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads. Those wishing may remember Kitty with memorials to Chemung County Humane Society/SPCA, 2435 State Rt. 352, Elmira, NY 14903.

MASON – MEMORIAL SERVICE – Richard F. Mason, 83, of Mansfield, died Monday, July 10, 2006. There will be a memorial service for him on Sunday, Aug. 6 at 4 PM at Pavilion 2 (lakeview pavilion) at Hills Creek State Park. The service will be followed by a light buffet. – Mansfield Gazette, 26 July 2006, p.6A

MORTIMER – Ruth M. Mortimer, 50, of 108 Taft Ave., Elkland, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2006 at her residence. She was born Feb. 9, 1956 in Blossburg, the daughter of Bert and Cora Himes Mortimer. She graduated from Elkland High School in 1974. She received her undergraduate degree from Mansfield University and her master’s degree from West Chester University. After doing an internship at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Ruth worked for many years as a clinical chemist for Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. She attended the Elkland Wesley Chapel. She is survived by sisters and brothers-in-law, Judy and Ralph Croft of RD, Lawrenceville, Nancy and Robert Goodrich of Elkland; eight nieces and nephews; several great nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. at the Elkland Wesley Chapel, North Buffalo St., Elkland with the Rev. Robert Goodrich and Rev. David Blowers officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Elkland Public Library, the Wesley Chapel, and the American Cancer Society in Ruth’s memory. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc. 214 West Main St., Elkland. – Mansfield Gazette, Dec. 27, 2006, p.6A

Kenneth Funeral services for Colonel Kenneth Flaud Myfelt, US Army , Retired , age 77, was held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 26, 2007, at First United Methodist Church, Winnsboro, SC, conducted by the Reverend Donald "Bud" Boatwright. Burial will take place in Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, DC, on a date to be announced. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 109 W. College St., Winnsboro, SC 29180, or to a charity of one's choice. Colonel Myfelt died Thursday, March 22, 2007. Son of the late Richard Ivan and Mattie Card Myfelt, he was born April 26, 1929 in Daggett, PA. He was retired from the US Army. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Winnsboro, the United Methodist Men, the Lion's Club, the Young Farmers and the Cattlemen's Associations, the Military Officers Association, the Fairfield County Republican Party, and the Woodward/Blackstock Volunteer Fire Department. While serving in the US Army, he was highly decorated and received the Legion of Merit Award, two Bronze Star Medals, Meritorious Service Medal, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, four Overseas Service Bars, Senior Parachute Badge, General Services Identification Badge, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm. Colonel Myfelt is survived by his wife, Doris H. Myfelt of the home; two daughters, Karen Girard and her husband, Mark of Russell, KY and Heidi Ingenito and her husband, Mark of Havertown, PA; and one granddaughter, Anna Girard of Lexington, KY. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Richard Ivan Myfelt and Norton Myfelt; and one sister, Thelma Myfelt. Pope Funeral Home is serving the Myfelt family.

Matilda O. "Tillie" - Of Horseheads, NY died on Saturday June 30, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital after a brief illness. Mrs. Tate was born in Pittsburgh, PA the daughter of the late Stanley and Anna Penkova Oparil. She was a graduate of Elmira Business Institute. Tillie was a retired executive secretary for Bendix Corporation in Elmira Heights with over 37 years of dedicated service. She also worked part-time at Rudy's Florist and Greenhouse in Elmira, NY, for over 50 years. Tillie married her loving and devoted husband, C. Richard "Dick" Tate, on September 21, 1946 and they would have celebrated their 61st Wedding Anniversary on September 21, 2007. Tillie is survived by her loving husband of 61 years C. Richard "Dick" Tate; sisters: Clara Johnson of Webster, NY and Dr. Suzanne Oparil M.D. of Birmingham, Alabama; brothers and sisters-in-law: Stanley & Marjorie Oparil Jr. of Elmira, NY and Richard & Marilyn Oparil of DeWitt, NY; nephews and their spouses: Gary & Gail Johnson of Geneseo, NY, David & Rita Johnson of Webster, NY, Steven & Julie Johnson of Hampton, N. H., Stanley "Jake" & Stacey Oparil of Elmira, NY and Atty. Richard "Rick" & Atty. Donna Oparil Esq. of Washington, D.C.; several grand nieces and grand 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 Thursday July 5, 2007 from 2-4 PM. Mrs. Tate's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the Funeral Home at the conclusion of calling hours with the Rev. Anne L. Mowery officiating.

PATTERSON – Robert M. Patterson, 70, of 107 McIntyre St., Blossburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. He was born in Charleston Township on March 14, 1936, the son of the late Foster and Sybil Vaughan Patterson. Mr. Patterson was married to Laura Bartholomew Patterson, who survives. He was a member of Bloss Lodge #350 F&AM, Theodore Roosevelt American Legion Post #167 of Morris Run, Hillside Rod and Gun Club, Arnot Sportsman’s Association and, Pennsylvania Grand Canyon Travel Trailer Club. Robert grew up in Charleston Township and was captain of the basketball team at Charleston High School, FFA League in 1955. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a post-president of Arnot Sportsman’s Association. He served 23 years in the Pennsylvania National Guard. He was a Platoon Sergeant E7, Detachment 1 Combat Support Co. 3rd Battalion 109th Infantry. After his retirement as a truck driver he farmed as a hobby and loved operating his John Deere tractor. He enjoyed travel, and with his wife Laura, had traveled much of the United States (including Alaska) in his motorhome. He had also made trips to Europe and Africa. He was an enthusiastic sports fan and greatly enjoyed watching his grandchildren participate in sports. He was a beloved father and devoted husband and will be sadly missed by many family and friends. Surviving in addition to his wife Laura, are sons, Kevin (Jean) Patterson, Todd (Maggie) Patterson; step-daughter Sherry (Steve) Stiner; step-son Danny Brooks; sisters, Patty (Bill) Smith, Janet (Jim) McWhorter; brothers, Howard Patterson, James (Sharon) Patterson; grandchildren, Scott and Mark Patterson, Farrell and Lindsey Patterson, Mackey and Skye Stiner, many nieces and nephews. Family and friends were received Saturday, Dec. 23 at the First United Methodist Church, Blossburg. Memorial services followed with Pastor Jason Guillaume officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 108 North Williamson Road, Blossburg, Pa. 16912. Freeburg Funeral Home, Blossburg is assisting the family with the arrangements. – Mansfield Gazette, Dec. 27, 2006, p.6A

ROBERTS Logan Allen
Born May 10, 2007, died on Saturday, June 16, 2007. Predeceased by his maternal great-grandmother, Shirley Stermer. Survivors include his brother Tyler Roberts; mother, Corey Allen; father, Jim Roberts of Brooksville, maternal grandmother: Debra Allen and maternal great-grandfather, Robert Stermer, both of Elmira, NY; paternal grandparents, DeLana and Edward Roberts, both of Brooksville; paternal great grandparents, Joyce and Bud Roddy, both of Dothan, AL; aunts, uncles and loved ones.

SAMPSON Morgan Sr.
Corning, NY
66, of Perry Ave., Corning, died Friday, June 29, 2007, at home with his family by his side. He was born October 20, 1940 in Norco, LA, son of the late Raze and Elnora (Mitchell) Sampson. Morgan and Marion (Paisley) Sampson Sr. were married on September 1, 1961 in Corning, New York. He was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy and an active member and Usher of Friendship Baptist Church. He retired from Corning Incorporate. He worked for Pollio Dairy, Corning Building Company, Sears and Walmart. Morgan is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Marion Sampson of Corning; son, Morgan (Dan DeKemper) Sampson Jr. of Philadelphia; mother-in-law, Beatrice Williams of Corning; sisters-in-law, Grace E. (Gary Hetzel) Williams of Corning, Dorothy A. Williams of Geneva, NY, and Edna Williams of Corning; brother-in-law, Paul (Janet) Williams of Horseheads, James (Christine) Williams of Corning. His brother, Louis, and sister, Shirley Mae, predeceased him. He enjoyed all sports. He and his wife were avid supporters of the CCC Basketball team. At Morgan's request, there will be no calling hours or services. Donations may be given to: The Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905.

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.

SEELEY – Juanita M. “Neity” Seeley, 32, of Covington, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006. Born June 26, 1974 in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of Elmer and Clare Seeley of Arnot. She was a 1992 graduate of North Penn High School. In addition to her parents, Juanita is survived by her grandmother, Helen Seeley of Arnot; brother, Chad Seeley of Arnot; her children, Katelyn E. Mahosky and Austin J. Moyers. She was predeceased by her grandparents, Isabel and Andrew Perry and grandfather, Elmer Seeley, Sr. She will be sorely missed by her family and children, especially by the family of Gladys and Chester Mahosky, who thought of her as a daughter and sister. Sadly, her too short life was very challenging and painful towards the end. We only hope that her angel wings have carried her to the arms of Jesus where she will be happy and safe. In keeping with her wishes, there will be no viewing or funeral services. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, Mansfield, is assisting the family. – Mansfield Gazette, Dec. 27, 2006, p.6A

EDWARD L., age 57 of Kissimmee, Fla. died on March 10, 2007. Mr. Shaw was originally from Elmira and attended Edison High School and graduated from the William S. Hart School, Class of 68 in Saugus, Ca. He worked at Thatchers Glass Co. and later started his own trucking company. Son of the late Edward L. Shaw III and brother Wayne Shaw. Survived by mother, Mary A. Shaw of California and brothers John H. Glover of Elmira, Kurt, Keno and Lee Shaw of California. He is also survived by 2 children, Ariel, and Ed Jr. and step sons, Anthony and Arron.

Frederick Alan Age 58, of Campbell, died Saturday, March 24, 2007, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira. Fred was born in Corning on August 14, 1948, the son of the late Harry Smith. He is survived by his mother, Carmella (Mamazza) Smith. He graduated from Campbell High School in 1966. He was a veteran of the US Navy. A self-employed farmer in Campbell, Fred had been employed at Polly-O Dairy Products, Campbell, for 37 years, retiring as a supervisor in 2003. Fred also ran a chauffer service for several local Amish communities in the area. Fred enjoyed hunting, fishing, working in his shop and spending time with his family. He enjoyed raising and showing horses with his grandchildren. Fred was a member of the Crystal Valley Saddle Club of South Corning and a member of Robert N. Austin American Legion Post 1279 of Campbell. He is survived by his mother, Carmella (Mamazza) Smith; one daughter, Lori (Kenneth DeWert) Seagar of Savona, NY; one son, Jason (Angela) Smith of Bath, NY; granddaughters, Ashley and Heather DeWert of Savona, NY; granddaughter, Grace Smith of Bath, NY; grandson, Owen Smith of Bath, NY; nephew, Nicky Mamazza of Campbell, NY. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and friends. Frederick was predeceased by his father, Harry Smith; stepbrother, Jimmy; his uncle, Dominick; and his aunt, Jean. Friends may call Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. at the Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 17 W. Pulteney St. in Corning. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. with the Reverend Gerald O'Connor of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Campbell officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Corning. Arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 West Pulteney St., Corning, NY.

SNYDER – Robert “Bob” L. Snyder, Sr., 77 of Lowman, NY, died Sunday Aug. 27, 2006 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Bob was born March 7, 1929 in Elmira, NY, the son of Glenn and Frieda Miller Snyder. He was the husband of Barbara Burns Snyder for 57 years. Bob was a United States Navy veteran. He retired from General Electric and was a member of Laborer’s Union Local #1358. He was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Elmira, NY. Bob is survived by his wife; two sons, Robert “Bob” (Janine Eighmey) Snyder, Jr., of Elmira, NY, Thomas “Tom” Snyder of Lowman, NY; three daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen and Thomas Decker of Horseheads, NY, Deborah May and Gary of Elmira, NY, Branda and Luke Wandell of Elmira, NY; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; brother, Donald Snyder of Elmira Heights, NY; sister, Marilyn Middaugh of Elmira, NY. His parents; a brother, Glenn Snyder; two sisters, Phyllis Parson and Beverly French preceded him in death. Family and friends were invited to call today, Wednesday, Aug. 30 at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, Mansfield. A memorial service was held immediately following visitation at the funeral home with the Rev. Albert Leonard officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Children’s Miracle Network, Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 800 Roe Ave, Elmira, NY 14905 – Mansfield Gazette, Aug. 30, 2006, p.6A

Elizabeth (Betty) Romas On the afternoon of Wednesday, March 14, 2007, East Ridge Village resident, formerly of Kendall, Betty Scheufele was peacefully called to her Heavenly Home. She was 84 years of age. Born in Gillett, PA on September 18, 1922, she was the daughter of Jess and Mabel (Dewey) Strong. Betty enjoyed swimming and sports. The University of Miami Hurricanes was her team. She traveled to many away games and was always at home games. "Go 'Canes!" She was a member of the Plymouth Congregational Church, where she was an active member. She volunteered at the This and That Shop and Baptist Hospital. Betty is survived by brother-in-law, George E. Oldroyd of Gillett, PA; stepdaughters and husbands, Carol and Cliff Dunning of Silver Springs, MD, Vicki and Stan Elkins of Burbank, CA; nephews and wives, Dennis and Nancy Oldroyd, Gillett, PA, Charles and Lori Oldroyd, Gillett, PA, and Scott and Marla Oldroyd, Troy, PA; three step grandchildren, one step great-granddaughter, two great-nieces, seven great-nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her two husbands, Frank Romas and H.F. (Dutch) Scheufele; and sister, Joyce Oldroyd. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, at the Gillett Baptist Church, Gillett, Pennsylvania. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, at the Plymouth Congregational Church, 3400 Devon Road, Coconut Grove, FL. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

Dorothy T. Of 477 Waverly St., Waverly, NY, died peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Friday, February 2, 2007, at home surrounded by her loving family. Dorothy was born on September 8, 1937 in Waverly, NY. She was the daughter of Gilbert and Agnes Swartwood Terwilliger. Dorothy was a devout wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. When her children were growing up, she volunteered countless hours to their activities. Little League, Girl Scouts, and never missing any event they were involved in. She took pride in decorating her loving home. She also loved to do arts and crafts. Dorothy was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church for over 50 years. She sang in the church choir and was always there to make her pies for church events. Dorothy was the chair person for the 1956 Waverly High School class reunions over the years. Dorothy is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Albert: In June of 2006 they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary; children, Kathy (David) Shaw III, Al (Amy) Engelbert of Elmira Heights, and Keith (Lorna) Engelbert of Tolland, CT; grandchildren, David IV (Sarah), Justin, and Jordan (Jessie) Shaw, Morgan, Taylor, Alexandra, Ashley, Christian, and Nicolas Engelbert; great-grandchildren, D.J. and Peyton Shaw; brothers, Jack (Alice) Terwi1liger of Waverly, Lewis G. (Charlene) Terwilliger of Waverly, and Carl (Hutz) (Katherine) Terwilliger of Florida. Dorothy is predeceased by her parents; sister, Betty Sampson; brothers, Kenneth (Stub) and Donald Terwilliger. A gathering family and friends will be held on Monday, February 5, 2007, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 445 Waverly St., Waverly, NY. A celebration of Dorothy's life will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at the Waverly United Methodist Church on Chemung St., Waverly. Pastor Ann Bey Canfield will officiate. Burial will be held in the spring at Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly, NY. Memorial contributions in Dorothy's name may be sent to Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung St., Waverly, NY 14892; or to Lourdes Hospice, 154 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY 13905.

Pearl E. Age 93, of Horseheads, and longtime resident of Breesport and Pine Valley, died Sat., March 10, 2007, at the Manor at Bethany Village. Pearl was born Jan. 31, 1914 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Charles and Gladys (Johnson) Thayer. She married her husband, John M. Davies, Aug. 13, 1032 and together for nearly 75 years raised a wonderful family. In addition to her husband, John, Pearl is also survived by her son and daughter-in-law, James and Edna Davies of Horseheads; daughters and son-in-law, Judith Shanley of Millport, NY, Carol and William Moran of Penn Yan, NY; 7 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Arlene Kintz of Elmira, NY. Pearl was also predeceased by her sister, Mary Thayer of Elmira Heights. Together with her husband they were owners and proprietors of Davies Dry Cleaning in Pine Valley. Pearl was a devoted member of Breesport United Methodist Church. She was a member of Southern Light Chapter #460 O.E.S. and past matron there. Being active in the Breesport Vol. Fire department with her husband, John, Pearl was also a charter member of the Breesport Fire Auxiliary. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Tuesday, March 13, 2007, from 1-3:00 p.m. Her service will also take place there at the funeral home on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. The Rev. Anne Mowery will officiate. Interment services will take place at the convenience of her family. Those wishing may also express their sympathy with memorials to Breesport United Methodist Church, 110 Church St., Breesport, NY 14816; or the Moreland Presbyterian Church, c/o Judy Shanley, Treas., 191 Johnson Hollow Rd., Millport, NY 14864. NOTICE: Officers and members of O.E.S. Southern Light Chapter #460 will also gather at the Barber Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. to conduct a memorial service for their departed sister.

Catherine Paul Theiss, CSJ Sister Catherine Paul Theiss, CSJ, 61, of Latham, died Thursday, March 29, 2007 at St. Joseph's Provincial House, Latham. Sister Catherine Paul had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 41 years and was a member of the community of sisters at The Spiritual Center, Windsor, NY. Sister Catherine Paul, the former Alicia Anne Theiss, was born on July 18, 1945, in Auburn, NY, daughter of the late Francis and Alice Carey Mitchell Theiss. After graduating from St. John the Baptist Academy, Sister Catherine attended Powelson Business Institute and worked for Post Standard Corporation in Syracuse. On August 6, 1966, she entered the novitiate of the Sisters of St. Joseph. Sister Catherine received a bachelor's degree in social studies from The College of Saint Rose, Albany, and a master's degree in religious studies from LaSalle University, Philadelphia; in addition, she received certification in religious education from the Diocese of Rochester. In 2003, Sister Catherine Paul graduated from the Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca. During Sister Catherine Paul's 41 years as a Sister of St. Joseph, she taught in elementary and high schools in Troy, Syracuse, Cohoes and Binghamton, and served in parish ministry and religious education in Oswego, Elmira Heights and Watkins Glen. At the time of her death, she was a massage therapist at Spirit Centered Body Works, Johnson City, and at St. Joseph's Provincial House, Latham. Sister Catherine Paul possessed an unusual combination of deep spiritual values, solid intellectual competence and strong pastoral skills. As an enthusiastic educator, she gave clear examples of ways to relate religious instruction and Scripture to one's life experience. As a parish minister, she encouraged parishioners to build compassionate communities and to engage more actively in the mission of the Church. As a massage therapist, she shared her gift of nurturing touch as she tuned in spiritually and physically with her clients. While Sister Catherine anticipated death, she maintained a spirit of hope and brought joy to all around her. Sister Catherine Paul is survived by her beloved sister and brother-in-law, Maura and Bill Post of Horseheads, NY; by her niece, Laurie; by her nephews, Christopher, Michael and Richard and their families; by the sisters at The Spiritual Center, Windsor, NY; by many dear friends and by the Sisters of St. Joseph. In addition to her parents, Sister Catherine Paul was predeceased by her dearly loved brother, Paul; her faithful friend, Rev. David Bonin; and many friends in the Sisters of St. Joseph. Sister Catherine Paul's funeral Liturgy will be held Monday, April 2, at 10:30 a.m. from the chapel of St. Joseph's Provincial House, Latham. Interment will be in Our Lady Queen of Virgins Cemetery on the Provincial House grounds. Calling hours will be held at the Provincial House on Sunday, April 1, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Contributions in Sister Catherine's memory may be made to the Development Office of the Sisters of St. Joseph, 385 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham, NY 12110. Arrangements by McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, Troy, New York.

Walter R. Age 82, of Elmira, died peacefully, with his son and daughter-in-law, by his side, on Saturday, February 24, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Walter was born April 14, 1924, in Watkins Glen, the son of William and Irene Maloney Tillman. He is predeceased by his wife, Mamie J. Tillman and son, William J. Tillman. Walter is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Walter D. and Roberta K. Tillman of Elmira, and Daniel J. and Carol Tillman of Illinois; grandchildren, Samantha, Danielle, Katherine, Michael John (Christy), and Melonie June Tillman; brother, John Tillman; and sister, Marie Clark, both of Florida; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Walter was a U.S. Merchant Marine veteran, serving his country during WWII. He was retired from NYSEG, where he had been a power plant superintendent. Walter was an avid woodworker and enjoyed building model airplanes. Graveside services will be held in the spring at Holy Cross Cemetery in Watkins Glen, NY. Donations in Walter's memory may be directed to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 334, Elmira NY 14902. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.

TOMASSO -Ann Caroline Tomasso DeSisti, 86, died peacefully on Thursday, June 28, 2007, at home, surrounded by her loved ones. Born on Jan. 2, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Domenica (Minnie) Cocco Tomasso. Ann was born in Waverly, N.Y., and graduated from Sayre High School in 1938. She then graduated from Elmira Business School. Ann worked in Washington, DC for the Canadian Embassy and at the Tioga General Hospital during the war years. She was married to the late Michael J. DeSisti in Hamilton, N.Y., on April 3, 1943. In her younger years, Ann enjoyed playing golf, shopping for all of her children and grandchildren, and traveling. She was a wonderful cook and a great hostess. She loved to keep track of the adventures of her grandchildren and especially enjoyed watching the exploits of her great-grandchildren. Ann was predeceased by her parents; her husband of 64 years, Michael J. DeSisti; her daughter and son-in-law, Carol DeSisti Keeffe and David Keeffe; and her sister and brother-in-law, Charlotte Tomasso Wilcox and Gerald Wilcox. Ann is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Stevens of Baldwinsville, N.Y.; her daughter and son-in-law, Michele and Thomas Witmer of Sayre, Pa.; her granddaughters; Melissa Keeffe and her husband, Matthew Jones, Leah Witmer, Kali Witmer and Maggie Witmer, all of Sayre; and her grandson, David Michael Keeffe of New York City. She is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Caroline Keeffe-Jones and Parker Keeffe-Jones. Ann is also survived by her sister, Lena Daugherty of Sayre; her sister and her husband, Virginia and Jim Collis of Brookings, Ore.; her brother and his wife, Louie and Rita Tomasso of Waverly; and many special nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind a special friend, Winnie Perry of Sayre. Per her request, there will be no calling hours. There will be a private burial at a later date in St. James Cemetery, Waverly. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to Sayre UNICO to the attention of Mario Conte of 206 Allison St., Sayre, Pa, 18840, or Guthrie Hospice, RR1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. 18848.
Published in the Daily Review on 6/30/2007.

TURNER – H. Philip Turner, 71, of Gillett, died at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre on Saturday, May 27, 2006. Philip was born in Canton on April 4, 1935, a son of Leslie O. and Bessie Snyder Turner. He retired from Corning Inc., Corning, NY, where he was a security guard for over 30 years. His favorite pastime was traveling. Philip is survived by a son, Brian Turner of Milton; daughter and son-in-law, Darcy (Charles) Hamm of Raleigh, NC; two brothers, Hervert Turner of Winter Park. Fla., Leslie O. Turner, Jr. of Canton; two sisters, Sarah Pidcoe of Williamsport, Audrey Thomas of Sylvania; sister-in-law, Gertrude Turner of Canton; special companion, Jacqueline Farr McMann of Gillett; several nieces and nephews. Philip was preceded in death by ten brothers and sisters. Family and friends were invited to call on Tuesday, May 30 at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, Mansfield. Funeral services were held immediately following the visitation at the funeral home with the Rev. Rick Price officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ridgebury Ambulance Association, Berwick Turnpike, Gillett, PA 16925. – Mansfield Gazette, 31 May 2006, p.6A

Edna M. (Tweed) Age 87, of Tioga, PA, died Wednesday, February 28, 2007, at her son's home in Tioga, PA. In keeping with Edna's wishes, there will be no services. Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family.

Katharine Constantina Vaganos Katharine Constantina Vaganos Root, with brave resolution, slipped away from this life to join our father, Leon, on March 27, 2007 at 12:24 p.m. Our most beautiful and beloved Mother was born on October 1, 1921 in Canonsburg, PA, to Costis and Elpiniki Samarakis Vaganos. She was the elder child of six: Georgia Leach, Victoria McCarthy, Ellen Wilcox, Rita Beck and Chris Vaganos. Mom was a classically trained and accomplished violinist. She and our Father enjoyed playing guitars together in the evenings and she led many songfests at the piano for the entire family. Music was of key importance in our household because of her. She was also an astronomer, philosopher, teacher, entertainer, marvelous cook, co-founder of Three Sisters, and loved to gamble. Mom loved life and life loved her. Our parents married September 25, 1948. They raised four children: Lisa, Tana, Kathy and Leon, Jr. There are 14 grandchildren: Chad Dodge, Miguel Dodge, Lee Root III, Karl Gundersen, Christopher Root, Gretchen Butters, Koury and Jessa Dodge, SanBee Blair, Anthony Blair, Vinnie Mignano, Joey Mignano, Masha Root and Annie Root. A grandson, Kaleb, died in 1993. There are nine great-grandchildren, Josh Dodge, Chad Dodge, Jr., Dali Dodge, Justice Dodge, Malachi Dodge, Jordan Butters, Kaeli Butters, Shilo Clemens and Lucia Mignano. She was "Aunt Kitty" to her many nieces and nephews and their children, whom she loved. She was kind and giving. It is with great sadness that we must say goodnight to both our Father and Mother in the same week and wish them eternal love and peace until the circle is unbroken again. Friends and family are invited to Katharine's Life Celebration on Sunday, April 1, 2007, from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral to follow at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Gregory Hinton officiating.

Marie Ann - Age 90, of Park Avenue, Corning, died on Wednesday, June 27, 2007, at Seneca View Nursing Home in Montour Falls, New York, following a lengthy illness. She was born January 6, 1917 in Corning, the daughter of the late Sigurd Louis and Esther Vang. On January 25, 1936, she and her late husband, Lewis E. Tremaine were married. For 68 years they made Corning their home, where they raised their seven children. Marie was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be deeply missed by those who survive. She was predeceased by her husband, Lewis in February, 2004; and her son, Lewis, Jr. in March, 2006. Surviving are her son, David Tremaine (Diane) of Hornby, NY; five daughters, Rondi Ormsby (Phillip) of Corning, NY, Cassandra Lewis (James) of Cortland, NY, Victoria Lightfoot (Frederick) of Corning, NY, Penelope Zettle (Donald) of Hollister, CA, and Pamela Bruce (James) of Horseheads, NY; daughter-in-law, Karen Tremaine of Fogelsville, PA; brother, Paul Vang of Grivville, PA; sister, Marian Iverson of Bath; 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Tremaine of Horseheads, NY; several nieces and nephews. Marie took great pleasure in raising her children and enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren, taking time to teach of her Norwegian heritage through cooking and traditions. Marie and her late husband were avid golfers and won several awards. She was a charter member of Indian Hills Golf Club and a member of Ventura Country Club in Orlando, Florida. In her leisure time, Marie also enjoyed needlepoint and crewelwork. Friends may call on Tuesday, July 10, 2007, from 2 until 3 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning, where funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. with Reverend Jay LaScolea officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery, Corning, NY. Memorial donations may be made in Marie's name to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.

Laurence F. "Larry" Wade Retired Sergeant with the Department of Corrections Was born January 9, 1939 in Mount Kisco, NY, the son of the late Earle V. and Doris (Crabb) Wade, died peacefully on Sunday, March 4, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center with his immediate family at his side at the age of 68. In November 1974, Larry married Marion "Susie" Sampsell; they have enjoyed 32 wonderful years of devotion and love with each other. His survivors include: loving wife, Susie; daughters, Kirsten Wade and Christopher Youngs and their children of St. James, MO; Kimberly M. Wade of Elmira, NY; son, Nicholas and Anna Sampsell of Millerton, PA and his children; also the children of his first marriage, William, Richard and Donna Lynn Wade; longtime friend, Robert Weir of Chemung, NY; canine companions, Ito, Ari, Pugsley and Wally Brutus; feline companion, Mama. Larry retired from the New York State Department of Corrections as Sergeant in 1991, after many years of dedicated service. He then was employed by the Elmira Star-Gazette working in the circulation department retiring in 2004, after 10 years of devoted service. At his request, there will be no prior visitation. Family and friends will gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Friday, March 9, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. to honor his life and celebrate his memory. The Reverend William Lutz will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Trinity Episcopal Church, 304 North Main Street, Elmira, NY 14901, or to a charity of one's choice in memory of Larry.

WARBURTON - Genevieve Garvin, age 81, of Sullivan Terrace, in Dushore, Pa., died in the early morning on Saturday, June 30, 2007, at Dar-Way Nursing Home in Estella, Pa. She was born on Aug. 23, 1925, in Overton, Pa., a daughter of the late Lloyd and Ida Bertha Warburton. Genevieve married Earl Garvin. Her husband preceded her in death. Prior to her retirement, she was self-employed as a professional housekeeper for prominent families. She relocated back to Sullivan County in 1987, having moved from Chestnut Hills, in Philadelphia. She is survived by a sister, Blanche Warburton of Sullivan Terrace, Dushore; and by cousins. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Lizzie Warburton, and by a brother, Laurence Warburton. Friends and family are invited to call from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 5, at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Samuel Jordan, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Warburton Hill Cemetery.

James Enright "Jimmie", "Pop" Age 89, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully on Thursday, March 8, 2007. By Pop's side was his loving and devoted wife of 65 years, Dorris. Jimmie is the son of the late Charles and Florence Waters Griffis and stepfather, George Griffis. Jimmie was a devoted Husband, Pop, Newspaper Reporter/ Editor, Railroader and Poet. He retired from the Star-Gazette in 1978 with over 45 years service. Jimmie began his career as a Sports Reporter covering local events and retired as Editor for the Star-Gazette Sunday Edition. Prior to his newspaper career, Jimmie served his country during World War II in the US Army. Before he went overseas, he married Dorris V. Pickle on August 8, 1942. After the war, Jimmie began his newspaper career and he and Dorris began their family consisting of twin sons, Mike and Jim, and sons, Gary, Jeff, along with many pets throughout the years. Jimmie coached all of his sons in Little League and was the first coach for Pal's Sporting Goods in West Elmira. When not on the field, you could always find Pop in the Railroad Yards or in his basement constructing mountains and buildings and laying hundreds of feet of track. His many railroad layouts were his joy and relaxation. Jimmy was also involved in the local community, especially as co-founder of COST (a program that focused on cutting rising school taxes). As a young man, he also organized a neighborhood boy's club called the "Knot-Hole Gang." Although Pop has now been called by God to come and join his family in Heaven, there shall never be a day that passes that Pop will not be in the hearts and minds of his loving wife, sons and family members. Pop's family includes his loving wife of 65 years, Dorris; and their children, Mike and Jean Waters of Penfield, NY, Jim and Judy Waters of Orangeburg, NY, Gary and Bambi Waters of Rome, GA, Jeff and Debra Waters of Big Flats, NY; grandchildren, Jenny (Greg) Miller, Greg Waters, Matthew (Nicole) Waters, Christopher (Cynthia) Waters, Lindsey, Molly, Charlie and Laurie Waters, Kim (Larry) Greeno, Amanda (Chad Munsey) Waters; great-grandchildren, Noah Miller, Baylee and Carter Greeno; last but not least…his faithful dog, "Katie". Family and friends are invited to visit Walter Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St., at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Tuesday, March 13th, from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. His Prayer Service will follow at 3:30 p.m. Rev. Richard Farrell will officiate. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Jimmie through donations to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 4D Unit, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14901. We love you, Pop!!!!

WATKINS – Michael Dean Watkins, 19, of Covington, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006 in Richmond Township. Michael was born Jan. 13, 1987 in Wellsboro, the son of David L. and Clara Carew Watkins. Michael was employed by Murus Company, He was a 2005 graduate of North Penn High School where he lettered in basketball, football, and track. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, mudding, and four wheelers. In addition to his parents, Michael is survived by his stepfather, David Holley of Covington; sister, Trisha Holley of Covington; paternal grandparents, Rebecca and Ralph Watkins, Jr. of Covington; maternal grandmother, Elizabeth DeHaven of Roseville; step grandparents, Clarence and Betty Holley of Morris Run; paternal great grandparents, Howard and Mary Jane Whittaker of California; paternal great grandmother, Lorrine; honorary grandparents, Kathy and Junior Branton of South Carolina; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Family and friends were invited to call Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, Mansfield. A memorial service was held immediately following visitation at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Michael’s name to Buckheit Funeral Chapel to assist the family with expenses. – Mansfield Gazette, Dec. 6, 2006, p.6A

WEAVER – William Jay Weaver, 80, son of the late Charles Jay and Estelle H. Weaver, and formerly of Blossburg, died this past October in Syracuse, NY. He was a graduate of St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY and was employed for 39 years by Bristol-Myers Squibb in Syracuse. He was a United States Army veteran. Survivors are his wife of 50 years, Martha, two sons, Jay (Jacquie) of Liverpool, NY and Dr. James (Ruth) of Statham, Ga., grandsons, Randy Weaver of Georgia and Mykel and Paul of Syracuse, NY. One sister, Judy W. Johnson, of Fulton, NY – Mansfield Gazette, Dec. 6, 2006, p.6A

Donna R. Of Mills, PA Age 77, died Wednesday, March 7, 2007, in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. Born November 28, 1929 in Coudersport, she was the daughter of Edward J. and Violet M. Hogancamp Weiss. On August 24, 1946 in Genesee, she married George W. Truax, who predeceased her on February 12, 1993. She owned and operated Donna's Grocery in Mills and was employed at Galeton Production. Donna mostly worked at being a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She took great joy in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to work in her flower garden, feed and watch the birds, crochet, and was an avid reader. Surviving are two sons, Samuel (Jackie Knapp) Truax of Woodhull, NY, and Ray (Sherrie) Truax of Harrison Valley; two daughters, Judith (Barney) Phelps of Mills and Valerie (Michael) Fitzwater of Ulysses; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Milton J. Weiss of Harrison Valley, and Robert D. (Mary Ann) Weiss of Horseheads, NY; a sister, Carol Siciliano of Elkland; nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a son, Owen D. Truax on November 8, 2006; a brother, Edward "Pete" Weiss; and a sister, Elizabeth Weiss. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, on Saturday, March 10th, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon, with Funeral Services at 12:00 Noon. The Rev. David Minor, Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Mills Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Mills Union Church, Mills, PA 16937; the Harrison Township Vol. Fire Co., Harrison Valley, PA 16927; or the Tri-Town Vol. Ambulance, Ulysses, PA 16948.

Patricia J. Patricia J. Gallaway has fought a battle with brain cancer since 2003, finally losing that battle on February 13, 2007. She was born in Troy, PA, the daughter of Paul and Betty Welch. After graduating from nursing school, she moved to Galveston, TX, to work at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). At the time she was sick with cancer, she was the Director of Operations for Family Practice at UTMB. Pat was preceded in death by her father, Paul of Toronto, Canada. She is survived by her mother, Betty of Watkins Glen, NY; brother, William Welch and wife, Monica of Eugene, OR; and a niece, Bridget Welch of Eugene. Pat will be remembered for her generosity of spirit and benevolence toward others, her love of animals, her dedication to her work, and her fun-loving spirit. A memorial service will be held sometime in March on the UTMB campus, the day and time to be announced at a later date. If you choose, memorials may be given in Pat's name to your local Humane Society for animals or your local ASPCA.

III, Frederick "Fritz" Stephen Age 54, of Burkburnett, Texas, died on March 23, 2007 after a long, bravely fought illness. Survived by his beloved wife, Angela (nee Brogden); his son, Christopher and daughter, Sarah (Chad) Farmer; and grandchildren, Raina and Tyler. Fritz was predeceased by his father, Frederick S. Wheeler Jr. on October 10, 2002. He is also survived by his mother, Barbara Wheeler of Elmira, NY; brothers, John (Kathleen) of Rochester, NY, James (Sharon) and William (Colleen) of Elmira, NY; and sister, Joette (Philip) Devon of Penfield, NY; and many nieces and nephews. Fritz's generosity and outgoing spirit were evidenced by all who knew him during his twenty years in the Air Force and in civilian life. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, March 27, 2007, with Dennis Ott officiating. Full Military Honors were accorded at the gravesite.

Naomi R. 84, of Cortland Street, Wellsboro, PA, died February 27, 2007 at home with her family, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald in 1995; sisters, Doris Root, Leah Brooks and Gertrude Thompson; and brother, Howard Wilson. She is held warmly in loving memory by her children, Judy Calderwood of Sayre, PA, Linda and John Sticklin of Wellsboro, Janet and Raymond Losinger of Endicott, NY, and Max and Cindy Day of Wellsboro, PA. She is also survived by her sister, Rena Brooks of Painted Post, NY; and brother, Charles and Louise Wilson of Wellsboro, PA; and sister-in-law, Betty Hutcheson of Watertown, NY, and Ruth Wilson of Tioga, PA. She has 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, all of whom she adored immensely. Naomi was a loving Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother who loved people, this area, and especially her family. She was devoted to her dog, Tippy-Lou. She will be greatly missed by all of her nieces and nephews. Naomi was a member of the Coolidge Hollow United Methodist Church, a life member of the Arnot Sportsman Club, a life member of the Veterans of Foreign War, and a member of the Wellsboro Moose Lodge #1147. She retired in 1984 after thirty years in business with Day's Gas Station and car wash on Tioga Street in Wellsboro. When I come to the end of the road and the sun has set for me please don't sit in a gloom filled room. Why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little - but not too long and not with your head bowed low. Remember the love that we often shared. Miss me - but let me go. For this is a journey we all must go alone. It's all a part of the Master's Plan, a step on the road to Home. When you are lonely and sad of heart, go to the family and friends we know: bury your sorrows by serving the LORD. Miss me - but let me go! -author unknown Visitation will be at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA, on Saturday, March 3, 2007, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Funeral, Sunday, March 4, 2007, at 1:00 p.m., with Pastors Robin Baer and Glenna Hammond officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Coolidge Hollow United Methodist Church, 6000 Rt. 287, Wellsboro, PA 16901; or to Laurel Hospice, 24 Walnut Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901.

William E. Age 85, of Middletown, Ohio, died February 6, 2007 at Kensington Place Nursing Facility. He was born December 31, 1921 in Springfield, PA to parents, Alonzo and Gertrude (Wright) Wood. Mr. Wood (Bill) retired in 1961 from the Air Force and was a member of American Legion Post 218 and the VFW #3809. William was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Betty A. (Miller) Wood; son, William E. (Anne) Wood Jr.; daughter, Dianne (James) Battigaglia; stepdaughter, Melinda Gridda; two sisters, Florence Patalunas, Lucille (Joe) Bevilacqua; one brother, Donald (Betty) Wood; and two grandchildren, Robin Wood and Jimmy Battigaglia. Bill went to school in the old Big Flats School from 5th grade until second year high school and then went for the last 2 years to Corning North Side High. All his family loved him and misses him.

YEOMAN Clarissa O. Lafler, 75, 25132 Celestial St., Christmas, died Tuesday.  Born in Italy, NY, she moved to Christmas, FL from Elmira, NY, in 1976.  She was a nurse's aide.  She was Protestant. Survivors: husband, Kenneth R.; sons, Robert, Canada [probably Canandaigua, NY]; Raymond, William, both of Christmas, FL; Walter, Orlando, FL; Edward, Bath, NY; Kenny, Oklahoma; Allen, Newport News, VA; Timothy, Geneva, NY; daughters, Evelyn Bassett, Dundee, NY; Arlene Seemer, Cindy Thompson, Clarissa Williams, Lucinda, all of Elmira, NY; Shirley Doucet, Walkup, NY; Amy Matthews, Geneva, NY; Sharon Simpson, Painted Post, NY;  brothers, James Yeoman, Beaver Dam, NY; William Yeoman, Bath, NY; David Yeoman, North Carolina;  sisters, Maryetta Dillon, Dundee, NY; Dorothea Parsons, Frances Parsons, both of Mount Morris, NY;  73 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren.  Woodlawn Funeral Home, Orlando.  The Orlando Sentinel Thurs, Dec 20, 1990  Granddaughter, Beth Christy

Lorena B. Age 86, of Elmira Heights, died Monday, February 26, 2007. Lorena is survived by her grandchildren, Kay Roupp, Karen Stephenson, Roy and Claire Stephenson, James Norton; great-grandchildren, Erin Stephenson and Alfred Stephenson; son-in-law, Gary Stephenson; numerous nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews; a brother, Walter (Marge) Button, and a sister, Hazel Huyler. She was predeceased by a daughter, Clara Stephenson; and great-grandson, Ryan Stephenson. Relatives and friends may call at the Kalec Funeral Home, Thursday, March 1, 2007, 5-6 p.m. followed by her Funeral Service at 6 p.m. Rev. E. Haber will officiate. Burial at the convenience of the family in Chapel Knoll Cemetery, Coopers Plains, NY.

YOUMANS Franklin H-aged 57, died April 16, 1947 at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira. He is survived by his wife, Florence, two sons, Merle and William and one daughter, Helen, all of Elmira; sister, Mrs. Mark Jennings, Troy, three brothers, John, Buffalo, Edward, Smithfield, Archie, Friendship, NY.  Burial was in the East Hill Cemetery, Elmira.

Carol Ann Age 63 of 792 Harris Hill Road Elmira, NY died on Saturday February 24, 2007 surrounded by her loving family at The Arnot Ogden Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer. Carol was born January 6, 1944 in Brooklyn, NY the daughter of Frederick and Mary O'Shea Young. She received her Bachelor's Degree from St. Elizabeth's College in Convent Station, New Jersey in 1965. Carol married her husband, Raymond C. Wawrzusin, on June 12, 1965 and they would have celebrated their 42nd Wedding Anniversary on June 12, 2007. Carol also received her Master's Degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. She was a Senior Vice President for Salient Corporation in Horseheads, NY. Carol was a devout communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. She loved computers and enjoyed expressing herself as an artist. Carol loved her family and friends and cherished the time she spent with them. Carol is survived by her loving husband and best friend Raymond C. Wawrzusin; her devoted children: Andrea Wawrzusin of Binghamton, NY, Sean Wawrzusin of Elmira, NY, and Christopher & Stephanie Wawrzusin of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren: Andrew, Jordan, Jacqueline, Stephanie, Sierra, William, and Angelica; her mother: Mary O'Shea Young of Monroetownship, New Jersey; sister: Margaret Liotta of West Virginia; brothers and sisters-in-law: Frederick & Julie Young of Georgia and Larry & Kathy Young of New Jersey; brother-in-law: Chester Wawrzusin of Texas; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends including Guy & Mary Amisano and their family. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Monday February 26, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Prayer Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday February 27, 2007 at 9:30 AM followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM at St. Mary Our Mother Church 816 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Carol through memorial contributions St. Elizabeth's College in Convent Station, New Jersey, St. Mary Our Mother Church 816 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY 14845, The American Cancer Society 1316 College Avenue Elmira, NY 14901.

James A. (Zippy) Formerly of Elmira, age 64, died peacefully in his Ft. Myers, Florida home on January 25, 2007. Jim was born on May 17, 1942 in Elmira, New York, was a Lieutenant with the Elmira Fire Department, a talented carpenter, billiard and poker player, and a member of Fur, Fin & Feather, where he enjoyed many years of sporting activities. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Joan; his son, James Jr. (Jimmer) and Mardi Herman of Elmira; mother-in-law, Mae Benjamin; his sister, Patricia Dyer of Plano, Texas; nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Robert (Bob) Benjamin; sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Jim Mietsch; and also numerous loving friends, relatives and acquaintances that we could not possibly begin to list. A celebration of Jim's life will be held at the VFW, Rex Field, 113 Keefe Street, Elmira, New York on Saturday, February 3, 2007, from 3-7 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 4:00 p.m. All of Jim's many friends and relatives are invited to share all the wonderful memories he created. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fur, Fin & Feather Memorial Fund, Box 323, Elmira, NY 14902, or Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Ft. Myers, Florida 33908.

Raymond "Ray" of Galeton, PA Age 95, died Monday, February 26, 2007, in Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Born December 21, 1911 in Galeton, PA, he was the son of John and Anna (Bosek) Zengerle. He graduated from Galeton High School. On December 25, 1946 in Galeton, he married the former Cleo M. O'Connell, who predeceased him in 2002. Mr. Zengerle was a veteran having served with the US Army Air Force in World War II. He owned and operated Zengerle Market with his brother, John, for 40 years in Galeton. He was a life member of the Galeton VFW. Surviving are three sons, Thomas (Angela) Zengerle of Etters, PA, Robert (Holly) Zengerle of Westfield, PA, and James Zengerle of Galeton; a daughter, Marianne (Harold) Karschner of Galeton; ten grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife; his brothers, John and Leo Zengerle; and his sister, Helen Romaneo Hoffman. Friends may call at St. Bibiana Catholic Church, Galeton, PA, on Thursday, March 1, 2007, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. with Funeral Services following at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. William M. Calabrese will officiate. 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 St. Bibiana Catholic Church, Galeton, PA, or the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA.

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