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CLIFFORD M. HACKETT – Services were held on Friday for Clifford M. Hackett, 77 a former city resident, who died Wednesday Feb. 7, 1979 at Dar-Way Nursing Home, Estella.  Surviving are two brothers, Gerald of Bradenton, Fla. and Glenn William of Elmira, N.Y. and two sisters, Mrs. Marjorie J. Cohick of Ralston and Mrs. Shirley H. Schaad of LeRoy, Bradford County.  Burial was to be at the convenience of the family in Mount Carmel of Wildwood.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

JOHN HACKETT died January 1, 1997.  Mr. Hackett was born in Geneva, NY and resided in Canton, PA graduating from Canton High.  He had lived in Elmira, NY for 10 years and was a resident of Syracuse for 47 years.  He was a cook for 33 ½ years for the Syracuse Hotel, a member of the International Masons Vermont Lodge #27 and a volunteer for the Tioga State Police Dept. Substation.  Surviving are his wife, Virginia Hackett; 4 sons, John R., Anthony, Benjamin and Leroy Hackett; 3 daughters, Maria Guzman, Lavina and Elena Hackett; 21 grandchildren, all of Syracuse; sister, Mary Hackett of New York City; niece, Arlouise Tisdell, Syracuse, NY; cousins, William Burns, Mary Smith and Jane Greene of Elmira.  Calling hours will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Garland Brothers Funeral Home, 143 W. Castle St. with funeral services at1 p.m. Thursday at Bell Grove Missionary Church, 219 W. Castle St., Syracuse, NY.  – Elmira Star Gazette.  Addition from Canton Independent Sentinel –John H. Hackett succumbed to a stroke on New Years Day as he was preparing to be released from the hospital following throat surgery.  The youngest child of John and Jessie Hackett was orphaned at the age of three and came to live with his uncle, James and Lottie Hackett, Canton.   (The rest is duplication of Elmira Star Gazette)

HACKETT –MRS. MARJORIE H. COHICK, 96 of Ralston was stricken ill at her home and was dean on arrival at 2:10 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 1983 at Williamsport Hospital.  She was the widow of Reuben M. Cohick, who died in December, 1974.  Born Dec. 2, 1913 in Renovo, she was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church and the altar and rosary society in Ralston.  Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Shirley H. Schaad of LeRoy and two brothers, Gerald Hackett, Bradenton, Fla. and William Hackett, Elmira, N.Y.  Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. James McGahanan officiating.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Maneval funeral home, 500 W. 4th St.  There will be a vigil at 8 p.m.  Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel

HACKETT –MARY HACKETT MCCOY – A memorial service for Mary Hackett McCoy will be held June 23, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at the Canton Ecumenical Parish, 43 North Cemetery.  Mrs. McCoy’s daughter, Sandra will be available beginning at 10:30 to greet friends.  Mary Hackett McCoy was born March 5, 1915 and died May 26, 2001.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

CHARLES C. (BUD) HAGER, 76 of 807 W. Southern Ave. died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004 at Manor Care South following a lengthy illness.  Bud and his wife, the former Evelyn L. Ruth observed their 53rd wedding anniversary on April 22, 2003.  Bud retired as the kennel manager for the SPCA in 1992 after 35 years and worked part time at Agway and Winchester Optical.  He served in the Army during World War II and the Marines during the Korean War.  He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 7863, DuBoistown and enjoyed gardening.  Born in Watsontown, Oct. 6, 1927 he was the son of Cornelius C. and Mary Seaman Hager.  Surviving besides his wife are sons, Stephen J. and Keith G. both of South Williamsport, Michael P. of Williamsport and David J. of Melbourne, Fla. and sisters Ilene Hager and Diane Fink both of South Williamsport.  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of the Annunciation, West Fourth and Walnut Streets with the Rev. John K. Manno officiating assisted by the Rev. Theodore L. Cockley.  Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.  Visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Knight-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Ave.  A vigil service will be at 8 p.m.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

JOSHUALEE SCOTT HAKES born on June 14, 2007, died on Friday, June 15, 2007, in Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira, N.Y.  Joshualee was the son of Jarralee (Conrad) Gleason and Kristopher Hakes of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.  In addition to his parents, Joshualee is survived by two brothers, Zhawn Gleason of Troy and Kyle Tomko of Columbia Cross Roads; two sisters, Jasmine Tomko and Brooklyn Wolf of Columbia Cross Roads; his maternal grandfather, Randy (Debbie Pierce) Conrad of Columbia Cross Roads; his maternal grandmother, Evelyn (Bobby) Gee of Troy; his paternal grandfather, Robert Snyder of Hunt, N.Y.; his paternal grandmother, Linda (Scott) Jackson of Virginia and several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Family and friends are invited to call from 12:30 to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home immediately following the visitation with Pastor Myra Goss officiating.  –Towanda Daily Review 6/20/2007

MISS MARY A. HALLETT of 501 Latshmere Drive, Harrisburg died Saturday afternoon, Feb. 4, 1978 in the Harrisburg Hospital following an extended illness.  She was born in Canton, Jan. 12, 1918 and was a 1945 graduate of Canton High School.  She was a member of Canton Lodge Eastern Star N0 71, Order of Amaranth and White Shrine in Williamsport and a member of St. Stephen Cathedral, Harrisburg.  Miss Hallett was employed as an executive secretary with the Pennsylvania Municipal Authority Association, Harrisburg.  She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Sylva L. Hallett of Harrisburg; two brothers, Daniel M. Hallett and William T. Hallett, both of Canton; a sister, Mrs. Adelaide Boughner, Ocala, Fla.  Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 8 from the Neill Funeral Home in Harrisburg with the Rev. Father Howard Jishbaugh of All Saints Episcopal Church of Hershey officiating.  Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Harrisburg.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

CHARLES C. HARER, 95 of 1008 Thompson St., Jersey Shore died Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at Manor Care in Jersey Shore.  Born on September 8, 1906 in Larryville, Pa. he was a son of the late David Harer and Edith Cox Harer.  He was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church in Jersey Shore, serving as a former Sunday school superintendent, teacher and lay leader.  He graduated from Jersey Shore High School in 1924 and attended tree Surgeon School in NY.  Charles was the proprietor of Harer Photo from 1949 to 1972 and prior to that he was a tree Surgeon primarily in the state of NY.  He was a member and past president of the Rotary International Club of Jersey Shore, Citizen of the Year for Citizens Hose Co. of Jersey Shore and former fire chief of the Independent Hose Co. for many years.  Surviving are two sons, Charles Robert of Jersey Shore and Ronald W. of Voluntown, CT; for grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his wife, Virginia R. Decker Harer who died on May 25, 2001.  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 17, 2002at the Frederick B. Welker Funeral home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore, PA with the Rev. Keith Rockwell officiating.  Burial will be at Jersey Shore Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 9-10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 234 S. Main St., Jersey Shore, PA.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

DELMAR C. HARER, 79, Okeechobee, FL died March 28, 2003 at his residence.  Born Jun 19, 1923 in East Point, PA, Mr. Harer had been a resident of Okeechobee since 1996.  He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII in India, Burman and China.  Mr. Harper was a member of the V.F.W., American Legion, the NRA (National Rifle Association) and was of the Methodist Faith.  He retired from Sperry New Holland in 1984 and was an avid hunter and fisherman.  Survivors include his beloved wife of 55 years, Ida L. Harer, Okeechobee; sister-in-law, Patricia Harer, Liberty and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.  Mr. Harer was “Pop Pop” to Justin and Jared Morgan, Okeechobee.  Funeral services were held at the Buxton Funeral Home, Okeechobee, March 31 with Mike Bandi and Claude Pointer officiating.  A memorial service will be held at a later date in East Point, PA.  Arrangements were under the direction and care of the Buxton Funeral home and Crematory, Okeechobee, FL.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

LLEWELLYN E. HARER, 89 of 267 Saw Mill Road, Cogan Station died Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at Manor Care South in Williamsport, whre he had been a guest about a week.  He was born in Williamsport Feb. 19, 1913, a son of Harry W. and Grace L. Sholder Harer.  His first wife, Marie Cavanaugh Harer died in 1993 and his second wife, Kathryn Elensky survives.  For 20 years he was a machinist with Textron Lycoming, retiring in 1974.  He was a U.S. in the Pacific Theater.  He was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church.  He enjoyed hunting, gardening and especially fishing.   Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, George Harer of Walworth, NY; one brother, Robert Harer of Williamsport; one sister, Gladys McDaniel of Loyalsock; three grandchildren, Patricia, Amelia and Andrew and three great-grandchildren, Gunner, Grayson and Quinn.  He was predeceased by two sisters, Jean and Edith and two brothers, Dalton and Truman.  A celebration of his life will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Maneval Funeral Home, “A Life Celebration Home,” 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport with his Priest, Rev. John K. Manno officiating.  Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

ARTHUR S. HARKNESS, 83 of Troy, Pa. died on Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at the Troy Community Hospital.  Family and friends are welcome to call at the First United Methodist Church of Troy; 205 Reddington Ave., Troy, Pa., from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, 2007.  A memorial service will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. at the church with Art's minister, Rev. Richard Noggle officiating.  The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa., has been entrusted with the arrangements.  Art was born on April 1, 1924 In Canton Township, Bradford County, Pa.  He was the son of the late W. Stanley and Mabel L. (Swingle) Harkness. Art was a graduate of Troy High School, work for the Edgewood Dairy for over 30 years, then worked and retired from McClure Motors where he was the Service Manager.  Art was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church of Troy.  He was also a Certified Lay Speaker, preaching in the area's churches.  He was a church Trustee, Head Usher, belonged to the Pastor-Parish Committee and the United Methodist Men, and was a Prayer Warrior for the 1st Methodist Church.  Art was a life long member and former secretary of the Troy Fire Department, was a member of its fire police, was the Secretary/Treasurer of the Troy Ambulance Association and was an Auxiliary Police Officer.  Art was an inspiration to the community of Troy, Pa. and will be sadly missed by all.  Art is survived by his sister-in-law Betty A. Harkness of Elmira, N.Y., along with several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews.  Art is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Edna H. Murray, his brothers: Gerald R. "Frosty" Harkness and Merlin Harkness, his sister-in-law Betty L. Harkness, and his brother-in-law Lloyd A. Murray.  Contributions may be made in Art's memory to the First United Methodist Church of Troy; 205 Reddington Ave., Troy, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review 6/8/2007

HARSCH – William J. Harsch, Jr., 59, of 162 Tioga St., Wellsboro, died Oct. 28, 2006 at The Green Home in Wellsboro. William was born May 20, 1947 in Williamsport, the son of the late William J. Harsch, Sr. and his wife Fural who survives. A drafter, Mr. Harsch worked for Chroma Glass in Williamsport, and Ingersol Rand in Painted Post. William was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was a member of the Wellsboro American Legion Post #0084, the Wellsboro Veterans’ Club, and enjoyed hunting and fishing. William is survived by his mother; two brothers, Robert and David Harsch, both of Wellsboro; one sister, Connie Sechrist of Trout Run; one daughter: Teresa Stone and husband Patrick of Lawrenceville; one grandson, Jack Stone of Lawrenceville; two nephews, Derek and Dustin Harsch of Wellsboro. The private arrangements are being handled by the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd 139 Main St., Wellsboro. If desired memorials may be made in his memory to the Green Home, 37 Central Ave., Wellsboro, PA 16901. – Mansfield Gazette, Nov. 1, 2006, p.6A

LARRY S. HARTFORD, 41, life-time resident of Shunk RR 3 died Sunday afternoon, March 1, 1998 at the Troy Community Hospital following a brief illness.  Larry was born June 17, 1956 in Sayre.  He was the son of Lawrence and Neva Norton Hartford.  Larry was a graduate of the Sullivan county High School Class of 1975.  He was employed by PennDOT for several years until injuries from a car accident no longer allowed him to continue to work.  Larry was a member of Shunk United Methodist Church and was very active in Endless Winds Volunteer Fire Company in Shunk.  He loved playing cards.  Larry had a kind heart and a willingness to help others.  He will be remembered by all whose lives he touched.  In addition to his loving parents, Larry is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Cheryl and Marlin Norton of Olean, N.Y.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Rocky and Margaret Hartford and Kent “Bucky’ and Rosa Hartford, all of Shunk; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends;  Marge Brown and family.  Larry was preceded in death by a brother, Marty Gene Hartford in 1958.  The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, 1998 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  The funeral and committal service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Herbert Eby, pastor of the Wheelerville Mennonite Church officiating and the Rev. James Weibley, pastor of the Shunk United Methodist Church assisting.  Interment will be held in the West hill Cemetery, Shunk.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed  to The Endless Winds Fire Co., RR 1, Shunk, PA in Larry’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

HARTSOCK Mary M. (Hartsock) Hess
on Tuesday, July 24, 2007. She was born June 25, 1941 to Katherine and Raymond Hartsock. She married Gerald Hess in 1957 and he predeceased her in 2004. Also predeceased by her mother, Katherine in 1992, and brother, Raymond in 1991. She is survived by her four children, Sarah Beebe (Norman) of CA, Kim (Mike) Arneson of WI, Jerry (Gina) Hess of PA, Cheryl Magaw (Rick) of Elmira and Joseph Hess (Theresa) of Elmira; special great-granddaughter, Kerynn Hess; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sisters, Beatrice Fenchel of VA, Sharon (Paul) Bennett of Elmira, Diane Grover of Waverly; special friends, Dale Grover, Georgie Hosack; and members of the Moose; along with many nieces and nephews. Mary was employed at Paul Bennett's Garage for 23 years. She was a member of the Horseheads Women of the Moose for 13 years. Family and friends are invited to her memorial service on Friday, July 27th at 6 p.m. in Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira. Immediately after her service all are invited to the Horseheads Moose, 1133 S. Main St., Horseheads, to continue to celebrate Mary's life. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Mary through donations to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care.

HATCH James F., Sr.
Age 65 of Horseheads, NY, died Sunday, July 22, 2007, unexpectedly at home. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/24/2007.

ELLERY HATCH, 79 of Forksville RD 1 died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 1991 at Leader Nursing home, Williamsport.  He was born Aug. 2, 1912 in Elkland Township, Sullivan County, the son of the late Raymond J. and Laura Carter Hatch.  Ellery was a life-time resident of Sullivan County.  He enjoyed farming and worked for the farmers in the area.  He had attended the Living hope Fellowship while health permitted and was a member of the Sullivan County Senior Citizens.  He is survived by three sisters, Goldie Galloway of Alexandria RD, PA, Vera Gunyon of Reston, VA and Anna Hatch Stefano of LaPorte; one brother, Leonard Hatch of Forksville RD and several nieces and nephews.  The funeral and committal service will be held Friday, Aug. 9, 1991 at 10 a.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore with Pastors Eli Beachy and John Souder from the Living Hope Fellowship officiating.  Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral home, Dushore on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.  Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Hugo Corners, Elkland Township.  –Towanda Daily Review

HAVEN –ULAH M. GARDNER, 71 of Forksville RR 1 (Forks Township), Pa. died at her home Thursday, Dec. 10, 1992 following a lingering illness.  Born on Aug. 31, 1921 in LaPlume (Lackawanna County), Pa., she was the daughter of the late Harry E. and Evelyn Brown Haven.  Ulah and her husband, Harold R. Gardner owned and operated Gardner’s Inn in Forksville for many years until it was sold.  She left surviving: her husband, Harold R. Gardner at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Linda Gardner of Lawrenceville, Ga., Richard and Katrina Gardner of Dushore RR 4; five granddaughters, Shelly, Laura, Cindy, Mia and Kateri.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bradford-Sullivan Chapter of the American Cancer Society.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore.  –Towanda Daily Review

HAVENS Clifford Donald
Age 80, of Elkland, PA, died July 26, 2007. Arrangements with the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA.

HAVERLY –HAZEL H. NORTON –Word has been received in the area of the death of Hazel H. Norton.  The former Hazel Amanda Haverly was born July 14, 1899 in New Albany.  She graduated from Elmira College in 1921 and was married that same year to Dr. Manville W. Norton also from New Albany.  They later moved to New Rochelle, N.Y. where Dr. Norton became a prominent surgeon and Mrs. Norton became a member of the New Rochelle Women’s Club, the Garden Club of New Rochelle and the PEO sisterhood.  Upon Dr. Norton’s retirement from active practice in 1974, they moved to Treasure Island, Fla.  Dr. Norton died in 1977 and Mrs. Norton remained there until just before her death on July 29, 1988.  She was an active member of the Pasadena Community Church, PEO and other organizations.  She is survived by her brother, Frederick R. Haverly of Miami, Fla.  –Towanda Daily Review

HAYNES – Arthur Burr Haynes, 86, of Marsh Creek Road, Wellsboro, died Wednesday, July 12, 2006 at The Green Home. Arthur was born Sept. 11, 1919 in Troy, the son of the late Burr D. and Annie R. Watkins Haynes. He was a lineman for Sardoni Construction in Forty Fort. Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Tom and Pat Haynes of Albion, NY, Michael and Virginia Haynes of Wellsboro; daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and Aaron Hermey of Rochester, NY; grandchildren, Michaela, Joseph, Jenna, Kristine, Dayton Haynes, Christian and Aaron Hermey; brother, Bob Bowers of Tioga; sisters, Marian Powers, Louise Statts, both of Wellsboro, and Margaret Stump of Ulster. He was predeceased by a son, Joseph Haynes; brothers, George Bowers, Henry Haynes, Richard Haynes, and sister, Ruth Demand. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. If desired, Memorials may be sent to Michael Haynes, 217 Marsh Creek Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. – Mansfield Gazette, July 19, 2006, p.6A

MILES F. HENRY, 58 of Shunk, Pa. died Sunday, May 31, 1987 at his home.  Mr. Henry was born April 26, 1929 at Proctor, Lycoming County, Pa. a son of Glen and Hazel Leighton Henry.  He was a truck driver.  He was a member of the Maple Summit Church, Wheelerville and the Endless Winds Fire Company of Shunk.  His survivors include his wife, the former Eileen Norton.  They were married 36 years Aug. 31, 1986.  Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dann (Dora) Quail of Richland, N.C., Mrs. Cecil (Linda) Ziegler, Jr. of Shunk; two grandsons, Daniel Ziegler and Robert Ziegler of Shunk; four brothers, Clinton Smith of Canton, Kenneth Smith of Wheelerville, Arthur Smith of Shunk and James Henry of Milan, Michigan; one sister, Mrs. Glen (Ora) Hartford, of Shunk; also several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Ellen Hickok and a brother, Arnold Henry.  The funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Morse & Kleese Funeral home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. Richard Leonard, pastor of Grover St. John’s United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Barbours Cemetery in Lycoming County.  Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 9:30 until 11 a.m.  –Towanda Daily Review

HENSON – Uzlia “Jean” Barrett, 79, of Mansfield, died at home Friday, Aug. 25, 2006. Jean was born June 26, 1927, a daughter of Henry and Catherine McMillen Henson. She was the wife of the late Martin J. “Marty” Barrett, Jr. Jean was a member of the Hold Child Catholic Church, Mansfield, the Good Neighbors Club, Santa’s Gift bag, the Ladies Guild, and spent many hours helping in the kitchen at Holy Child. Jean is survived by five daughters and sons-in-law, Martina Jean (Dennis) Strouble of Centerville, Ohio, Patricia Ann (Pasqualie) Pape of Washington, D.C., Kathryn G. Barrett of Mansfield, Gail Marie (Dan) Kauffman of Bartow, Fla., Lori Lynn Barrett of Corning, NY; three sons and daughters-in-law, Martin James Barrett III of Mt. Pocono, Michael Francis (Carolyn) Barrett of Bremerton, Wash., Kenneth Eugene (Kim) Barrett of Cherokee, Iowa; 23 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Her parents; husband in 1991; two sisters; and three brothers preceded her in death. A memorial mass was held Tuesday, Aug. 29 at the Holy Child Catholic Church, Mansfield with the Rev. Albert Leonard as Celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jean Barrett’s name to the Holy Child Catholic Church, 243 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933; Mansfield Ambulance Association, 381 St. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933; or to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, Mansfield, is assisting the family with arrangements. -–Mansfield Gazette, Aug. 30, 2006, p.6A

ROBERT D. ‘BOB’ HESS, 62 of Nelson, formerly of Mansfield died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2004 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Bob was the husband of Carolyn A. (Cooley) Hess.  He was born June 23, 1942 in Reading, the son of Robert E. and Katherine (Readinger) Hess.  Bob was the former owner and operator of the Oasis Motel in Mansfield.  He was a mason and had been a hunting guide and a tourist operator in Canada.  Bob was a member of the NRA.  He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, drag racing and loved his family.  Bob is survived by his wife, Carolyn with whom he would have celebrated a 46th wedding anniversary on Jan. 16.  He also is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Curtis (Susan) Hess of Tampa, Fla., Daniel and Jennifer Hess of Lawrenceville; a daughter and son-in-law, Natalie and Bruce Hazelton of Kinzers; eight grandchildren, Christopher, Stacey, Amanda, Harley, Krista, Rachel, Danny Jr. and Dylan; and two great-grandchildren, Dylan and Bruce.  Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, Sept 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield.  Funeral services will be held immediately following the viewing at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Victor Perry officiating.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

MISS MARION ELIZABETH HEVERLY age 95 of Carpenter Street, Dushore, Pa. died peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 21, 1999 at the Smith Personal Care Home in Wyalusing, Pa. after a brief illness.  Marion was born in Dushore, Pa. on Feb. 4, 1904 a daughter of the late Charles and Cora Meyer Heverly.  Marion graduated from Dushore High School, a member of the class of 1922.  She attended summer school and in September 1922 accepted a teaching position in Bradford County.  She continued attending summer school and in one year graduated from the Bloomsburg Normal School with her teaching certificate.  Miss Heverly continued to teach in areas of Bradford County until 1947, when she accepted a teaching position in Sullivan County with the Dushore Public School System in the primary room.  She taught in the Dushore School Building until 1963 and was then assigned to teach in the first grade in Turnpike Elementary School in Mildred, Pa. until her retirement in June 1969.  Miss Heverly gave 46 years of her life to the teaching of elementary boys and girls in the schools of Bradford and Sullivan counties.  Marion was a member of Zion Chapel, Shepherd of the hills Lutheran Church, Dushore, Pa., and a member of its Altar Guild.  She was also involved in the Dushore Tuesday Book Club and was a former member of Wyalusing Valley Chapter No. 523 OES and was also a member of the Sullivan County retired teachers organizations.  Surviving are two nieces, Jean Hanson of Durham, N.C. and Lura Brown of Paradise, Pa.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999 at 11 a.m. at Zion Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Dushore, Pa. with her pastor, the Rev. Eddie Nilsen officiating.  Interment will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dushore, Pa.  Memorials are directed to Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 480, Dushore, Pa. or the Sullivan County Library, P.O. Box 309, Dushore, Pa.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

HICKEY – William W. Hickey, Sr., 74, of Wellsboro, died Wednesday, July 26, 2006 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. He was born May 28, 1932 in Lansdale, the son of Arthur and Lillian Kunzman Hickey. Mr. Hickey was a long time employee of Taynton Freight Co. and was also employed by Coles Express, and Hartt Transportation. He was a United States Army veteran, an active member of the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro, and an avid fisherman. Bill is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Florence Wiggins; two sons and a daughter-in-law, William Jr. (Debra) of Osceola, Andrew of Wellsboro; five daughters and sons-in-law, Betty (George) Gamble of Wellsboro, Laura (Steven) Gastrock of Wellsboro, Sharon (Lewis) Zuchowski of Charleston, SC, Jennifer Hickey of Wellsboro, Colleen (Brett) Charsky of Pulaski, NY; brother and sister-in-law, Ted (Dottie) Hickey of Elmira, NY; two sisters, Gladys Nash of Loveland, Colo., Jean Stover of Lansdale; 15 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and family friend, Mike Wood. He was predeceased by five brothers and two sisters. A memorial service was held at First Baptist Church of Wellsboro on Monday with Rev. Dr. Jeffrey McCleary officiating. Memorial contributions in Mr. Hickey’s memory may be made to Missions at First Baptist Church of Wellsboro, PO Box 815, Wellsboro, PA 16901. A service of James M. Carleton Jr. Funeral Home, Wellsboro. – Mansfield Gazette, Aug. 2, 2006, p.6A

HIDER – Raymond C. Hider, 92, of Park Hill Manor, Wellsboro, died Nov. 9, 2006 at The Green Home. He was the husband of the late Virginia Mae Reynolds Hider who died on Sept. 18, 1994. Raymond was born Nov. 8, 1914 in Rochester, NY, the son of the late Charles and Ellen Povey Hider. He worked as a receiving clerk for Mohican Markets, Rochester, NY from 1930-1942 and then was supervisor for General Dynamics, Rochester, NY for 27 years, retiring in 1969. Raymond was a member of the Worldwide Church of God, an honorary member of the Musicians Union Local of Wilkes-Barre, and was an accordion player, having played in many bands throughout New York. He was predeceased by a son, Larry Hider. Surviving are, daughter-in-law, Kathy Hendrick Hider; 5 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and one brother, Glenn (Patricia) Hider of Penfield, NY. There will be no services. If desired, memorials may be sent in his name to the American Federation of Musicians, Local 140, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Arrangements were handled by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. – Mansfield Gazette, Nov. 15, 2006, p.6A

WALTER W. HINEY, 77 of HCR 34, Warren Center, Pa. died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 1999 at his residence following an illness.  Born Sept. 7, 1922 in Lime Ridge, Pa. he was the son of the late William and Eva (Abbott) Hiney.  On June 26, 1948 he married Lillian McLaud, who survives.  He owned and operated a stone quarry in LeRaysville, Pa. for 20 years, prior to which he was employed as a carpenter by Ray Hollister.  He served with the U.S. Army during World War II from 1942 to 1944.  Walter was a member of the Towanda American Legion Post 42 and with his wife, Lillian, was a member of the Yellow Rock Square Dance Group in Wyalusing, Pa.  He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Lillian McLaud Hiney.  He was predeceased by his brother, Henry Hiney who was killed in World War II.  Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, 1999 at the Bartron Funeral Home Inc., 74 Church St., Montrose, Pa. with the Rev. Steven D. Crabtree of the LeRaysville United Church of Christ of the Dille Parish officiating.  Interment will be in the Lathrop Cemetery in Hop Bottom, Pa.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30 at the funeral home as well as at 1 p.m. Friday until the time of service.  The family suggests that, if desired, memorial contributions be made to Memorial Hospital Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

MARK J. HIPPLE, 39 of Gillett RR 2, Wells Township, Pa., died Monday morning, May 28, 2007 at his home following declining health.  Mark was born June 9, 1967, in Havertown, Pa., and was a graduate of Towanda Area High School Class of 1987.  He was formerly employed Serve Inc. in Monroeton, Pa.  Mark loved music and was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys football team.  Surviving are: his parents, Joseph A. Hipple of RR 1, Monroeton, Pa., and Margaret DiMinno of Latrobe, Pa.; stepmother, Maureen Hipple of Wysox; half-sister, Megan Hipple of Wysox; half-brother, Daniel Hipple of Wysox; step-grandmother, Ruth AtLee of Wysox; loving and devoted caregivers, Holly and Dennis Silvers, of Gillett RR 2, with whom he resided, and Bonnie Murphy and family of Granville, Pa.; several aunts, uncles and cousins.  A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at the Christ Episcopal Church Chapel, Main Street, Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Maureen Hipple officiating.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Christ Episcopal Church Discretionary Fund, 1 Main St., Towanda, Pa. 18848 in Mark J. Hipple's memory.  –Towanda Daily Review 5/29/2007

FLOYD C. ‘SHORTY’ HITCHCOCK JR., 50 of 15 Girard Ave., Lancaster, Pa. formerly of Peach Lane, Conestoga, Pa. died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002 at Essa Flora Hospice Center, Lancaster after an illness.  He was born Sept. 18, 1951 in Meshoppen to the late Floyd C. Sr. and Gertrude K. Casselbury Hitchcock.  He graduated from Wyalusing Area High in 1969 and was married to Hope A. Spotts Hitchcock May 12, 1969.  He was a third-grade teacher at Hamilton Elementary School, Lancaster until June 2001.  He was the wrestling coach at Millersville University.  He is survived by his mother, Gertrude K. Casselbury Hitchcock of Stevensville; wife, Hope A. Spotts Hitchcock; son, Matthew C. of Lancaster; two daughters, Megan L. of Bloomsburg and Meredith A. at home; four brothers, Theron E. of Stevensville, Ronald P. of Ulster, Donald L. of Towanda and David S. of Laceyville; two sisters, Rose Marie Belcher of Stevensville and Cynthia Brink of Stevensville.  The funeral service will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Millersville today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  There will be no viewing or visitation with the family on Wednesday.  Private interment will be held in the Grace United Methodist Church Cemetery, Millersville, Pa.  The family strongly suggests no flowers; memorial remembrances may be made to Hospice of Lancaster, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

WALTER E. HOAGLAND, 68 of 476 Kepner Hill Road, Muncy died Tuesday, August 3, 20044 at the Williamsport Hospital.  He and his wife of 46 years, the former Dorothy L. Vermeulen were married September 7, 1957.  Born May 8, 1936 in Muncy he was the son of Paul and Anna Cotner) Hoagland.  He attended Sonestown High School.  After 40 years of working in the assembly department as a lead man with the former Sprout-Bauer (now Andritz), Muncy he retired in 1998.  He was a member of Muncy Lodge 299 F&AM, the Williamsport Consistory, the Loyal Order of the Moose, Milton Lodge and Sprout’s Quarter Century Club.  A former member of the Keystone Hook & Ladder Co., he previously coached Muncy Little League, Senior League and Pop Warner football.  He was a social member of Highland Lake Manor and the captain of Black Stump Hollow Hunting Camp.  He was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Lairdsville.  Surviving in addition to his wife are one son, Richard E. (Donna) Hoagland of Muncy; three daughters, Rose A. (Keith) Beadle of Berwick, Crystal L. Bernstein of South Williamsport and Vickie L. (Mike) Conner of Muncy; two sisters, Betty Matthews of Arkansas and Joanne Hostetler of Florida; six grandchildren, Corey Hoagland, Hunter Hoagland, Nikole Beadle, Ryan Bernstein, Michael Conner and Jordan Jones; and two great-grandchildren, Selena Hoagland and Jacob Hoagland.  He was predeceased by a brother, Donald Hoagland and two sister, Sadie Horn and Irene Sechler.  The funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 7 at Wallis-Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy.  Officiating will be his interim pastor, the Rev. George E. Doran.  Entombment will be in the Wildwood Cemetery Mausoleum.  Friends will be received at the funeral home on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.  A Masonic service will be held at 8:45 p.m.  The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to either the North Central PA Dialysis Clinic, 1600 Sycamore Road, Montoursville, PA or St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Lairdsville, PA.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

HOFFMAN –AGNES HOFFMAN GRIFFIN, 58 of Lake Wesauking, Towanda RR 5 died on Oct. 27, 1992 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  She is survived by her husband, Attorney John J. Griffin; seven children and two daughters-in-law, J.B. and Mary pat of Reading, Pa., Carroll Ann, Eileen M. and Kathleen H. of Rochester, Attorney Mary Margaret of Kingston, Patrick T. of Chicago and Robert J. and Christine of Hamburg, N.J.  “Aggie,” as she was know by her family and friends, succumbed after an eight-month battle with ovarian cancer.  A valiant woman, she gave strength, courage and love to those around her, always more concerned with their needs than the pain she endured.  Born in Towanda on March 16, 1934, she was one of seven children born to Helen and the late Henry “Grassy” Hoffman.  She graduated from St. Agnes High School and Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, Wilkes-Barre.  During her nursing career, she was associated with Geisinger Medical Center, Danville; Presbyterian Medical Center, New York City; Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre and Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Aggie will be remembered as a wife, mother, best friend and health care professional.  She was an advocate of good health through diet and exercise and herself an avid runner and skier.  The wellness program at the Towanda Memorial Hospital was near and dear to her heart.  She worked arduously in assisting people, young and old alike, in breaking the nicotine habit through the Smoke Stoppers Program.  Always ready to lend an ear to counsel someone in the program, Aggie considered that time her contribution toward a smoke-free world.  She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul’s Church and its Altar and Rosary Society.  She had been over the years interested in the Towanda Area High School Booster Club, American Red Cross, Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and American Legion Auxiliary.  In addition to her husband, children and mother, Aggie is survived by five grandchildren, Brian Patrick, Mary Brigid, Kevin Thomas, Maureen Patricia and Daniel Robert; brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Glenna Hoffman, Towanda; brother, John Hoffman, Towanda; twin brother and sister-in-law, William and Joyce Hoffman, Butler, Pa.; sister and brother-in-law, Catherine and Mayor Richard Snell, Towanda; devoted cousins Beverly A. Bride of Willow Grove, Pa.; several aunts and numerous nieces and nephews.  Flowers will be provided by the family.  Aggie had requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent in her memory to: The Towanda Memorial Hospital Wellness Program, St. Agnes School library or the Women’s Health Library (ninth floor, Robert Packer Hospital).  The family will receive friends on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  There will be a recitation of the Rosary at 8:30 p.m.  A memorial Mass will be held on Friday, Oct. 30 at 11 a.m. in the SS. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, Towanda to which friends are invited.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family in St. Basil’s Cemetery, Dushore.  –Towanda Daily Review

HORNING –LINDA (HORNING) MASSMAN, 73 of Dunnellon, Fla., died at her home on Tuesday, June 5, 2007 under the care of the Marion County Hospice.  A native of Troy, Pa., Linda moved to Dunnellon in 1998 coming from Albuquerque, NM.  Linda was a former secretary with Sperry Flight Systems of Phoenix, AZ.  Linda's survivors include her husband, Dale Massman of Dunnellon, Fla., her son: Douglas Ripley of Troy, Pa., her daughters: Denise Clang of Louisville, KY, Dana Dimas of Phoenix, Ariz, her brother: Jason Horning of Troy, Pa., her sisters: Minnie Kennedy of Dunnellon, Fla., Esther Kennedy of Citrus Springs, Fla., Irene Marks of Phoenix, Ariz., Marcia Chappell of Tioga, Pa. and Nancy Merritt of Troy, Pa.; several grandchildren and great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  Linda is preceded in death by her son: Christopher Pappas, her sister: Helen H. Smith, and her brothers: Duane Horning, John Horning, and Merle Horning.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Marion County Hospice, Inc. P.O. Box 4860, Ocala, Fla.  Arrangements entrusted to the Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon, Fla.  –Towanda Daily Review 6/16/2007

HORCH – M. Lee Horch, 68, of 305 Parkhurst St., Elkland, died very suddenly Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006. He was born July 10, 1938 in Port Allegheny, the son of Lawrence “Jake” and Dorothy Wenzel Horch. He was a traffic manager for PPG in Chicago, Ill, and a member of the Lutheran Church in Germania. He is survived by life partner, Linda Moore; son, Scott Milo of Dallas, Texas; sisters, Martha (Bill) Busshaus of Cross Fork, Jo Alice White of Germantown, Md.; mother Dorothy Behnke of McMurry. His request was that there be no services held. Arrangements are in the care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland. – Mansfield Gazette, Nov. 1, 2006, p.6A

BERNARD E. HUNSINGER, 63 Canton died January 1997 in Columbia Medical Center, Sanford, FL.  Born October 30, 19333 in Sayre, he was the son of Ezra Hunsinger and Ethel Bartron Hunsinger.  Mr. Hunsinger was an army and air force veteran and was retired.  Memberships include: a lifetime VFW member and past Commander, Canton; member of the Eight Point Hunting Club and past president, Canton; an avid sportsman and hunter and enjoyed woodworking.  He is survived by his wife, Antoinette Hunsinger, Canton; daughter, Sherry Morse, Deltona, FL; sons, B.J. Hunsinger, Aberdeen, NC and Terry Hunsinger, Greenville, NC; brother, Delber  Hunsinger, Sayre; sisters, Alberta Sindoni, Sayre and Shirley Willson, Fairfield Glade, TN; two grandchildren.  There was no viewing or services.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Wheelerville Mennonite Church, c/o Melvin Good, Canton, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

HUNSINGER –JOANNA CELINE HUNGSINGER GORMAN BORDINGER age 76, 1450 Kaiser Ave., South Williamsport, Pa. went home to be with the Lord Tuesday afternoon, April 4, 2000.  She had been a guest the past two weeks at the Bradford County Manor.  Joanna was born April 23, 1923 in Laquin, Bradford County to Jacob and Emaline Knecht Hunsinger.  She grew up in Monroeton and attended school there.  She was a 1940 graduate of Towanda High School.  On Oct. 2, 1943 she married Thomas Be Gorman.  During her years of marriage to Tome she lived on William Street in Towanda and later moved to Monroeton.  She worked at both Towanda Memorial Hospital and Shaffer’s Feed Mill.  After the death of her husband she moved to Williamsport.  On April 9, 1965 she married William J. Bordinger.  During her life in Williamsport she worked as a unit clerk at Divine Providence Hospital.  She was also a member of the Saint Lawrence Roman Catholic Church of South Williamsport.  Joanna was always helping her family and cared deeply for all of them.  Even in her last moments of life she was concerned for her family.  She will be greatly missed.  Surviving are a son, Paul Gorman of Monroeton; daughter; Mary Jo Stopper of South Williamsport; stepdaughter, Dorothy Barrow of Williamsport; sister; Frances Noll of Montgomery, Pa.; six grandchildren; Thomas Gorman of Meshoppen, Jill Gorman and Susan Bailey of Towanda, Jacqueline Ziegmann of Mill Hall, Pa. and Shawn and Curtis Stopper of South Williamsport and six great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husbands; Thomas Gorman on Feb. 8, 1964 and William Bordinger on March 29, 1991.  Her three sisters, Rose Mitchell, Leona Maneval and Iva Boyle also preceded her in death.  The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 10, 2000 at Noll Funeral Home, 1 East Central Ave., South Williamsport with the Rev. Michael S. McCormick officiating.  Interment will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy, Pa.  Memorial contributions can be made in Joann’s memory to the Thomas ‘Griz” Gorman Memorial Award, c/o Susan Bailey, RR 4 Box 121, Towanda, Pa. which is given to a Towanda High School graduating senior.  –Towanda Daily Review

BENJAMIN F. HUSTED, (SRGP 81337) 87 of Fort Pierce, died on May 20, 2007.  He was born on April 10, 1920, the son of Henry and Hilda Fleitz Husted.  For over 20 years Dr. Husted was the professor of Music Theory at Mansfield State College in Mansfield, PA.  After retirement from teaching he served as Pastor for the First Baptist Church in Canton, Pa. In 1985 he relocated to Fort Pierce, Fl.  Mr. Husted was a member of Northside Christian Fellowship.  Survivors include his wife Ellie Husted, sons Scott Husted of Binghamton, NY, Ronald Husted of Holly, MI., Eric Husted of Bournes Mills, PA, and their spouses; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his first wife Enid Kramer Husted. Memorial services will be held on Friday, May 25, 2007 at 2pm at Indian River Presbyterian Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Treasure Coast, Inc. 2500 Virginia Avenue, Suite 202, Fort Pierce, FL.  –TC Palm on 5/25/2007,   Ft. Pierce, FL

Age 82, of Galeton, PA, died Friday, July 27, 2007. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/28/2007.

ISRAEL – Burton Charles Israel, 55, of Mansfield, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006 at his home. Burton was the husband of Rebecca Lee Yeagley Israel. He was born on May 2, 1951 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Milton and Betty Bernstein Israel. Burton was a self-employed Organic Produce Distributor; a professional musician, music teacher and he enjoyed photography. Burton is survived by his wife, Rebecca; parents Milton and Betty Israel of Philadelphia; two sons, Steven Harris Israel of Brandon, Fla., Benjamin Abram Israel of Mansfield; daughter, Brooke Israel of Allentown; and a brother, Harvey Israel of State College. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, has been entrusted with the arrangements. – Mansfield Gazette, Oct. 18, 2006, p.6A

KECK – Bruce F. Keck, 56, of Wellsboro, died Wednesday, Sept 27, 2006 at The Green Home. He was the husband of Wahneta Cochran Keck whom he married Aug. 14, 1976. Bruce was born Nov. 22, 1949 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of Theda Decker Keck and the late Bruce F. Keck, Sr. He worked for the former Carson Construction Company, Wellsboro, Neal’s Construction, Wellsboro, and he did maintenance for the Tyoga Country Club. Bruce was a life member of the VFW #4907, Wellsboro, and a member of the Wellsboro Moose. He was a United States Army veteran during the Vietnam Conflict. Surviving are his wife, Wahneta; mother, Theda; daughters, Gail (Scott) Mahon of Horseheads, NY, Lori Widniekiwicz of Wellsboro; sons, Brent Whittle of Wellsboro, Raymond (Tammy) Whittle of Little Marsh; 11 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; brother, James (Jan) Keck of Wellsboro; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, James and Linda Cochran of Wellsboro; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers. Friends and relatives were invited to Bruce’s Life Celebration on Sunday, Oct. 1, at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro. – Mansfield Gazette, Oct. 4, 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

KELLEY –MARGARET A. ‘PEGGY’ VANDERPOOL, 70 of Canton, Pa. died on Sunday evening, June 10, 2007 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Peggy was born on May 15, 1937 at Mills Hospital in Towanda.  She was one of eight children born in the family of the late Emmerson Stillman Kelley and Ruth (Bennett) Kelley.  Peggy operated a beauty shop from her home for a time.  She became an LPN and worked for Dr. Clarence Scott in Troy for many years and later was employed at the Troy Community Hospital.  Family and home were very important to Peggy. She married Francis "Frank" Vanderpool at the Ogdensburg Church of Christ on September 22, 2001.  She was a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge No. 981, American Legion Post 303 and V.F.W. Post 714, all in Canton, Blossburg's Hillside Rod & Gun Club and Arnot's Sportsmen Club.  In earlier years she enjoyed volunteering as a Girl Scout leader.  Peggy decorated and sold cakes, grew flower and vegetable gardens and was a talented seamstress.  Peggy also loved visits to casinos and going with Frank on his tractor-trailer trips all over the country.  She is survived by her husband, Frank, at home; four children, Valerie J. (Carl) Tillotson of Sommerset, Pa., Sonya K. (Gene Jr.) Crow of Middletown, Pa., Kimberly A. Schrader of Canton and Harry "Jamie" (Tina) Lammy of Canton; a step daughter, Tammy Morris (Jim Ward) of Franklindale; 10 grandchildren, Tracey M. (Chris) Bangert, Courtney Ruth (Jeff) Thomas, Kaylan Tillotson, Cody Lammy, Michael G. Crow, Kara Lammy, Curtis Lammy, Kay Leigh Morris, Trinity Morris and Patrick Morris; three sisters, Barbara (Harry) Reid of Lisbon Falls, Maine, Janet Cooke of Buck Run, Pa. and Lorraine (Tom) Rusk of Canton; two brothers, Richard "Dick" (Judy) Kelley of Stanley, N.Y. and Larry (Gail) Kelley of East Canton; a sister-in-law, Ann Kelley of Canton; special friends, Phil and Sally Wood of Canton; many nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.  She was predeceased by two brothers, Ronnie Kelley and Kevin Kelley and her second husband, Harry Lammy Sr.  In keeping with Peggy's wishes, a memorial service in celebration of her life will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 13 at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Dr., Canton.  Rev. Bill Shepherd, Ogdensburg Church's pastor, will officiate.  Her family invites friends for a time of visitation from 6 - 7 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review 6/12/2007

KINSLEY –MRS. VIRGINIA A. SCHAAD, 97 formerly of Dushore and Mildred, Pa. died on March 14, 1980 in the Dar-Way Nursing Home in Estella.  Deferred services will be held this Saturday, May 3 in the Shepherd of The Hills Lutheran Church Zion Chapel in Dushore at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Richard Reeser, her pastor will officiate.  Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Dushore, Pa.  Mrs. Schaad was born Jan. 1, 1883 in Cherry Twp., Sullivan County, daughter of the late Lewis O. and Amanda Colley Kinsley.  She was a lifetime resident of Sullivan County and was a member of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church.  She was a member of the Towanda Chapter No. 76 Order of Eastern Star.  She and her late husband, William J. Schaad, who died in December 1955 were operators of the former Schaad Distillery in Mildred.  Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Rhea) Harrington of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; one step-daughter-in-law, Mrs. Shirley Schaad of LeRoy; one brother, Arthur Kinsley of Dushore RD 1; one sister, Mrs. Kemerly Conner, Sr. of San Diego, Calif. and one grandson, John Harrington of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.  The Towanda Chapter No. 76 Order of the Eastern Star will hold a service at the Zion Chapel on Saturday at 10:45 a.m.  –Towanda Daily Review

KLINE –NEDRA T. (KLINE) SNYDER, 89, of Meylert Street, LaPorte, died on Tuesday, Nov.
2, 2004, in Indiana, Pa., near the home of her daughter.  She was born November 16, 1914 in Ricketts, PA, the daughter of the late Garrison and Laura Stauffer Kline. Nedra graduated from Sonestown High school, a member of the class of 1923. Last year she celebrated her 70th high school reunion with several of her classmates at their annual banquet.  Nedra was a lifelong resident and very active in Sullivan County.  She married William Everett Snyder of Hillsgrove, Pennsylvania on September 13, 1935.  Bill preceded her on
May 23, 1984.  She was elected for several terms as a LaPorte Township auditor and later served as a Sullivan County auditor.  She was treasurer for the LaPorte United Methodist Women's Guild for many years.  For the last twenty years, Nedra made many new friends and acquaintances from across the United States while doing genealogy research and volunteering for the Sullivan County Historical Society.   She was a member of the LaPorte United Methodist Church and corresponding secretary of the Sullivan County Historical society.  Nedra will be greatly missed on her daily walks through LaPorte by her friends of many ages and backgrounds.  She is survived by a daughter and son in law, Rebecca Snyder and William Anderson, of Indiana, Pennsylvania; a son William Snyder, Jr. of Silver Creek, New York, a daughter in law D. Louise (Culver) Snyder of Mineola, Texas; and grandchildren and their spouses, Jay and Jennifer Snyder of Alexandria, Virginia, Richard and Karen Snyder of Merritt Island, Florida; great grandchildren, Katelyn and Karen Snyder of Merritt Island, Florida; nieces and nephews Marge and Jay McCall of Surprise, Arizona, and Coletta Katz of New York; nephew Eugene and Anne Kline of Watsontown, Pennsylvania.  Nedra was predeceased by her son, Russell {Skip} Snyder of Mineola, Texas on April 3, 2004; also by her sister Theresa Dolan of Hughesville, PA and a brother, Earl Kline of
Watsontown, Pennsylvania.  Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pennsylvania with the Rev. Robert W. Brown, her
pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in the Mountain Ash Cemetery in LaPorte.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, November 5 and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday.  The family will provide the flowers and memorials may be directed to the Sullivan County Historical Society, P.O. Box 252, LaPorte, Pennsylvania. –Towanda Daily Review

KNIER – SFC Tony L. Knier, 31, of Fayetteville, NC, formerly of Westfield, died on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006 in Iraq. He was a United States Army Ranger, serving with the 82nd Airborne. Tony was born March 20, 1975, a son of the late Richard Knier and Betty Tidwell of Springfield, Tenn. Tony was the husband of Bobbi Kline Knier. SFC Knier is survived by his mother, wife, three children, Marcus Knier, Dakoda Knier, Kayli Knier; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Trish Knier of Clarksville, Tenn.; maternal grandmother, Dorothy Kissinger of Orbisonia. Friends called on Tuesday, Oct. 31 at the Carleton Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Services followed at the Wellsboro Firemen’s Annex with full military honors. – Mansfield Gazette, Nov. 1, 2006, p.6A

KNOWLTON – Margaret “Peg” Bogaczyk, 70, of Blossburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006 at her home. Margaret was born Oct. 13, 1935 in Blossburg, a daughter of the late Richard and Dorothea Knowlton. She was employed as a nurse’s aide at the Green Home, Broad Acres, and later worked for the American Truck Stop. Margaret is survived by three sons and a daughter-in-law, Steve Bogaczyk of Mansfield, Todd (Barbara) Bogaczyk of Arnot, Kenneth Bogaczyk of Blossburg; four daughters and a son-in-law, Kathleen Krause of Charlottesville, Brenda Bogaczyk of Blossburg, LuAnne Walker of Blossburg, Cynthia (Charles) Pollock of Blossburg; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Harold Knowlton, David (Rosa) Knowlton of Mansfield; and a sister and brother-in-law, Pat (Carl) Loud of North Carolina. Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Joseph E. Bogaczyk and a son, Joseph Bogaczyk. Family and friends were invited to call on Saturday, Aug. 26 at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, Mansfield. A memorial service was held Saturday immediately following visitation at the funeral home. – Mansfield Gazette, Aug. 30, 2006, p.6A

COLONEL ROBERT WALTER KOERNIG, 83, well known and respected resident of Roaring Branch., Pa. died Saturday afternoon, July 7, 2007 at the Williamsport Hospital.  Born in Philadelphia, Pa. on July 8, 1923, Robert was a son of the late Hans Maxmillian and Helen Bertha Freida (Eich) Koernig.  After graduating from Philadelphia's North East High School in 1941, Robert began a distinguished 35-year career in the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Air Force.  In 1954 he received a Bachelor's Degree in Military Science from the University of Maryland and between 1958-1959 earned his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Political Science from George Washington University.  Then 1963 through 1965 Robert graduated from LaSalle University, the Air War College and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. 1968 he graduated from the Naval War College.  The Colonel was a life-long patriot and very proud of his service to our country.  During WWII he was awarded the Purple Heart and Silver Star Medals serving on Guadalcanal and later flew in the Berlin Air Lift.  From 1959 through 1966 he was an Assistant Professor of Political Science as well as the Special Assistant to the Superintendent at the Air Force Academy in Colorado.  The Colonel flew 513 missions into Vietnam with the Air Force's Okinawa Tactical Flying Wing in 1966 - 67. In 1971 - 72 Colonel Koernig served as the Wing Commander at Mildenhall Air Force Base in England. From 1974 through 1976 Colonel Koernig served as the Defense Attaché in Bankok, Thailand before becoming an Assistant Professor in Political Science at Mansfield University in 1978.  Robert was an Eagle Boy Scout.  He was a member of the Marine Corps League Deer X-ing Detachment in Ralston, Canton's V.F.W. Post 714 and a Thirty Second Degree Mason.  Surviving are his beloved wife of 64 years, Elizabeth; seven children, Robert, Kathleen, Lynda, Nancy, William, James and Jonathan; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Marjorie Englehardt. He was predeceased by four siblings, Betty, Edward, Frederick and Norman.  Calling hours are 7 - 9 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Dr., Canton, Pa.  In maintaining to the Colonel's wish, burial will be held in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia at 3 p.m., August 7th, 2007.  The family suggests that memorial contributions in memory of Colonel Koernig be made to Toys For Kids c/o The Marine Corps League, P.O. Box 154 Ralston, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review 7/11/2007

MR. BENJAMIN C. LAUDENSLAGER, 65 of 400 Lycoming Street, Williamsport, died Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at his home.  Mr. Laudenslager attended the Emmanuel Baptist Church at Williamsport.  Ben was retired from the former Bethlehem Steel Company at Lackawanna, New York.  He had attended South Williamsport Schools.  He enjoyed fishing, playing bingo, and watching old western programs on television.  Born August 8, 1941 at Williamsport, he was the son of the late Elmer O. and Monette Woodring Laudenslager.  Ben was fond of his nickname, “Hollywood Ben”.  Surviving are his three sisters, Betty Gair of Williamsport, Loretta Hepburn of Williamsport, and Mary and her husband, Bob Brague, also of Williamsport.  In addition to his late parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister, Helen Evano and his brother, Elmer Laudenslager.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2007, at the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 East Central Avenue, South Williamsport.  The Rev. David K. Bixler, his pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow at Montoursville Cemetery.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation on Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.  The family will provide the flowers.  Contributions in memory of Mr. Benjamin C. Laudenslager may be made, if so desired, to American Cancer Society, Lycoming Unit, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

JACOB H. LAUDENSLAGER SR., 65 of 337 Percy St., South Williamsport, died Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at the Williamsport Hospital.  Born July 14, 1941 in Ithaca, N.Y., he was the son of Jacob H. and Mary Ellen White (Bianchi) Laudenslager.  He was a 1960 graduate of Williamsport High School and a partner with Plumbing Masters in South Williamsport since 1977.  Jake was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church and the South Williamsport Lions Club. He served on the Plumbing Board of the City of Williamsport.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching any ballgame, and above all enjoyed spending time with his family.  Surviving are his six sons, Jacob H. Jr. (Marnie) of Camp Hill, Steven M. (Mary) of Mechanicsburg, Mark A. of Camp Hill, David S. of Camp Hill, Kevin J. of State College, and Jeffrey A. of Las Vegas; two grandchildren, Adam and Anita; a sister, Gloria Roberts of South Williamsport; and a companion Patricia Brown of South Williamsport.  His wife Anita Haefner Laudenslager died Aug. 24, 1987.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday in St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 344 Winthrop St., South Williamsport, with the Rev. Michael J. Zipay, celebrant.  Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. tonight at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jake’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, or the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette 4/12/2007

JUSTIN A. LEE, 25 of 306 N. Main St. Towanda, Pa., died Saturday, May 19, 2007, at his home.  Born Sept. 16, 1981 in Towanda, Pa., he was the son of Chip and Gwen Benjamin Lee.  Justin attended the Towanda Schools and was formerly employed by the Taylor Packing Company in Wyalusing and by Adecco at E.I. DuPont in Towanda.  He was currently employed by The Sign Sale Company of Escondido, Calif.  Justin loved the outdoors and spending time with his family and friends at his grandparents' pond in Liberty Corners.  He enjoyed boating, tubing, four-wheelers and go-carts as well as anything with a motor attached.  Justin also enjoyed football and was a New York Giants fan. Justin will be remembered by his family and friends for his "kind heart" and will be deeply missed.  Surviving are: his parents, Chip and Gwen Lee, at home; his sister, Mindy L. Lee and Casey Ryan, at home; his maternal grandmother, Viola Benjamin of Liberty Corners; his paternal grandmother, Catherine Lee of Powell; his fiancee, Trischa Keiper, her son, Jagger, and her parents, Brian and Cindy Keiper; special friends Josh Keiper, David Stroud and Josh McGovern; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Nathan "Nate" Benjamin and Robert "Tiger" Lee.  Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service, which will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Nate and Viola Benjamin's Pond in Liberty Corners.  The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda is assisting Justin's family with service arrangements.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the charity or organization of one's choice in Justin's memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

LEE –MYRTLE D. SWINGLE, 91 of Parkersburg, W.Va. died April 21, 2007 at her residence.   She was born Sept. 5, 1915 in Towanda, Pa., a daughter of the late Raymond and Ethel (Johnson) Lee.  Mrs. Swingle worked for Dudley's Florist and was a member of the Central Christian Church in Parkersburg.  Surviving are three sons, Stanley L. Swingle and his wife Sue of Parkersburg, Frank R. Swingle and his wife Stella of Athens, Pa., and Gary L. Swingle and his wife Kathi of Charleston; a sister, Mildred Minier of Towanda, Pa., sister-in-law Mildred Swingle of Tallahassee, Fla., seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and five great-great children.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie O. Swingle, two infant sons, a brother, Harry Lee and a great-granddaughter.  Funeral services will be Monday at 3 p.m. at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with the Rev. James Butt officiating. Entombment will follow at Evergreeen North Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. on Monday.   Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Christian Church, 4508 Rosemar Road, Parkersburg, W.Va. –Towanda Daily Review 4/22/2007

MANCHESTER – J. Ellen Manchester, 60, of Wellsboro died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006. She was born Jan. 22, 1946 in Endicott, NY, a daughter of the late Emmett W. and Helen Bomboy Manchester. Ellen was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Wellsboro. She loved to volunteer, taking pictures, her cats and her grandchildren. Ellen was very active in the Tioga County Historical Society. She is survived by two daughters and son-in-law, Carrie (Henry) Sernak of Hazelton, Theresa Broughton of Corning, NY; two brothers, Kirk Manchester of Rome, Daniel Manchester of Thorton, Colo.; sister and brother-in-law, Kathy (Andrew) Jones of Ebensbrug; grandchildren, Eric Toothaker, Tanya Toothaker, Brandon Toothaker. A memorial service was held today, Wednesday, Nov. 1 at the First Presbyterian Church, Wellsboro, with the Rev. Dr. Robert Greer officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or to the Tioga County Historical Society. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. – Mansfield Gazette, Nov. 1, 2006, p.6A

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

MAY –MILDRED E. HOFFMAN, 89 of LaPorte died on Saturday, April 14, 2007 at the Gatehouse Hospice Unit at Divine Providence Hospital in Williamsport.  Her husband, Robert Cyril Hoffman, died on April 26, 1984.  Mildred was born in Williamsport on Dec. 24, 1917, a daughter of the late Stanley Jesse and Catherine Emily (Sharrow) May.  Mildred was a graduate of the former Sonestown High School and was a member of the American Legion Post 601, Ladies Auxiliary in Sonestown, and also the St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Nordmont, where she served as the former treasurer. She enjoyed reading, playing bingo and going away to the shore.  She is survived by one son, Robert D. (Carol) Hoffman of Lairdsville, one daughter; Gloria M. (Terry) Shultz of LaPorte, 2 foster sons; Robert (Clovis) Hunter, of White Deer, Charles Hunter of Nordmont, one sister Geraldine Speary of Sonestown, 3 grandchildren, Tammy, Robin and Brian, 6 great grandchildren and 6 step-grandchildren.  The funeral will be Friday 3 PM at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Nordmont, with her pastor, Rev. Charles A. Harris, Sr., officiating. Burial will be in Cherry Grove Cemetery in Nordmont. Friends will be received at the church on Friday from 2-3 PM.  The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions be made to the St. Paul's United Methodist Church, RR#1, box 399, Muncy Valley, PA.  McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville is entrusted with the funeral arrangements.  –Towanda Daily Review 4/19/2007

MILL – Joanne M. Laubach, 70, of Morris, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2006. She was born April 23, 1936 in Dublin, PA, a daughter of the late Walter H. and Helen Hockman Mill. Joanne was the wife of Larry E. Laubach. She was a former member of the Deep Run Mennonite West Church of Bedminster; member of the Morris Mennonite Bible Fellowship; and was the pianist for the Cedar Run Baptist Church for the last year. She was a life member of the Plumsteadville Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary and the treasurer of the Morris Fire Department. Joanne was formerly employed as a bank teller for the Bucks County Bank. Mrs. Laubach is survived by her husband; sons and daughter-in-law, Robert (Elizabeth) Laubach, Bruce Laubach, both of Quakertown; daughter and son-in-law, Beth (Brian) Friesen of Sellersville; brother and sister-in-law, Walter Dale and Judith Mill of Lewiston, Minn.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Nancy (Henry) Schroeder of E. Greenville, Edith (Donald) Reichenbach of Quakertown, Wilma Johnson of Bowie, Md.; and six grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Nov. 12 at 2 pm at the Morris Mennonite Bible Fellowship with Pastor John J. Brodnicki and Pastor Gary Messinger officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Morris Mennonite Bible Fellowship or to the Cedar Run Baptist Church. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. – Mansfield Gazette, Nov. 8, 2006, p.6A

MORGAN –MILDRED RUTH MORGAN SMITH, 97 of 508 W. Fifth St., Lewistown, Pa., died at 4:55 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2007, at her home.  Born March 25, 1910, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late John Howard and Barbara (Brought) Morgan.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Cloyd C. Smith, on June 6, 1983.  Survivors include her children, William E. Smith and his wife, Beverly, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., and Carl C. Smith and his wife, Danna, of Lewistown, and grandchildren, Sandy Kisinger and her husband, Joe, of Canton, Pa., David Smith of Folsom, Calif., Robert Smith and his wife, Julie, of Crumpton, Md., and Michael Smith of Fort Myers, Fla. Her grandchildren will miss their late-night phone calls to her.  Also surviving are five great-grandchildren, Sierra Kisinger, Parker and Allyson Smith, and Emily and Nathan Smith.  She was preceded in death by her brothers, Carl, Kenneth and Ronald Morgan, and sisters, Edna Walk and Romaine Rake.  She was a graduate of Lewistown High School, Class of 1927. She was employed as an operator at Western Union Telegraph Co. from 1927 to 1941.  Beginning in the 1930s, she and her husband owned and operated Smith's Atlantic Service Stations on Market and Grand streets and on West Fourth Street.  They were also the founders and operators of Smith Tire Sales in Lewistown along with several other business and rental properties.  As of 2007, she was the oldest living member of the First United Methodist Church in Lewistown (she joined the church in 1921).  She also was a member of the J.O.C. Sunday School Class; Order of the Eastern Star No. 283; Galilee Shrine No. 30; and Ladies Auxiliary attached to Lewistown Commandery Knights Templar No. 26, of which she was past president.  Mildred enjoyed spending time with her family; she also enjoyed music and travel.  Her funeral service as held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Karen McCachren officiating.  Interment was in Lind Memorial Cemetery.  Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice-The Bridge, in care of Lewistown Hospital, Second Floor, 400 Highland Ave., Lewistown, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review 5/8/2007

OBERT –ROSE MARIE OBERT STEVENS age 83 of 304 Hill Avenue, Endicott, N.Y. died peacefully on Friday, June 8, 2007 at home with her loving husband at her side.  Rose was born in Dushore, Pa., on July 14, 1923 a daughter of the late Henry and Ruth Miller Obert.  She graduated from St. Basil's High School in Dushore, Pa., a member of the class of 1941.  Rose married Joseph M. Stevens of Endicott, N.Y. on Jan. 13, 1948. Rose and Joe moved to Manhattan Beach, Calif., where Joe worked in the aerospace industry.  Rose worked for many years as a registrar for the Los Angeles City School System.  They relocated to Endicott, N.Y. in 2006.  Rose was a former member of St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa.  Surviving: spouse Joseph, at home; two daughters: Shari Vaona, Los Angeles, Calif., Tawn Isker Buellton, Calif.; brothers: Richard L. Obert, Dushore, Pa., John Obert, Olalla, Wash.; two sisters: Patricia A. Sick, and O Lakes, Fla., Kathryn F. Obert, Hudson, Fla., two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a son, Breck Michael Stevens, and brothers, James Obert and Raymond Obert.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at 11 a.m. at St. Basil's Catholic Church, Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Bert S. Kozen, pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil's Cemetery, Dushore, Pa.  Friends may call at the church from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa.  The family will provide the flowers and request that memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society, Sullivan County Unit, 1948 E. 3rd St., Williamsport, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review 6/10/2007

Bernadette M. (Patriarca) Binghamton/Vestal, NY - 49, a woman of great strength, grace and intelligence, who loved life and fought for every minute to be with her child, entered into eternal rest Tuesday evening at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. Bernadette was born in Schenectady, November 9, 1957, the daughter to Anthony Patriarca and the late Edna (Stipano) Patriarca. She was educated in Schenectady schools and graduated from Mont Pleasant High. She attended and graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she earned a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Biology in 1989. Bernadette then entered The John Hopkins University, School of Medicine, where she obtained a Master's of Arts Degree in 1994. She subsequently earned her Master's in Nursing Education and Toxicology/Pharmacology from the University of Maryland in 1997. She was formerly enrolled in the Doctorate program at the University at Albany, School of Public Health, as well as the University of Binghamton, School of Nursing. Bernadette began her career in nursing at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. She then worked for The John Hopkins University as a Registered Nurse. Bernadette was also employed by St. Peter's Hospital in Albany as a Hospice Manager. As her relationship flourished, Bernadette joined her husband in Omaha, Nebraska, where she was employed by various facilities. She was currently employed at Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital where she devoted herself as a Registered Nurse and Clinical Manager, until the onset of her illness. Throughout her entire life, she worked most diligently and devoted her time and effort to her family. As a young girl she participated in dance at her mother's studio, Edna's School of Dancing, which led to her love for ballroom dancing. Survivors include her beloved husband, Michael P. Lombardi, whom she married September 17, 2002 and again on January 11, 2003; her cherished son, Michael Anthony Lombardi; and her loving father, Anthony Patriarca of Schenectady. Services will be held Saturday morning at 8 a.m. from the Rossi & Ditoro Funeral Home, 501 Union Street at N. Jay Streets, Schenectady, then to St. Anthony's Church, Seward Place, where a Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Interment will follow in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna, NY. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the Rossi & Ditoro Funeral Home Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michael Anthony Lombardi Education Fund, c/o Pioneer Savings Bank, 1452 Altamont Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12303.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/27/2007.

PENDLETON –J. ELMA ROSS YOUNG, 94 of RR3, Rome, Pa died peacefully on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital.  Elma was born on February 1, 1913 in Warren Center, Pa one of seven children to Stephen Emerson and Jenny Maude (Deull) Pendleton.  She attended school in Warren Center and was a graduate of the Towanda High School.  Elma was a member of the North Rome Wesleyan Church, a former member of Order of Eastern Star, and for many years served as Tax Collector in Rome.  She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, cross stitching and was an excellent cook.  Elma is survived by her daughters and son-in-law Mary and Roe Russell of Rome, Pa; Shirley Rockwell of Wysox, Pa; her sons and daughters-in-law: Robert and Nancy Ross of Duncannon, Pa; Dr. Gary and Louise Ross of Montross, Va.; her a step son, John and his wife Irene Young of Potterville, Pa; and step daughter, Mary Jane Young of Athens, Pa.; her sisters-in-law, Jeanette Pendleton of Warren Center; and Genevieve Pendleton of Athens; 11 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, many niece and nephews also survive.  Elma was predeceased by her husbands Edward Ross in 1944 and Duane Young in 1992; a son-in-law Lewis Rockwell; grandson Richard Russell; infant son Gayl Ross; brothers Franklin, Arthur and Stephan Pendleton; sisters Gladys Bowen, Bernice Abell, and Irene Corbin.  A time of remembering the special gift Elma was to all of us will be held on Monday, July 2, 2007 at 2 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 South Main St., Nichols.  A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held from 1 until the time of the service at the funeral chapel.  Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the North Rome Wesleyan Church, RR1, Box 186, Ulster, Pa. in loving memory of J. Elma Ross Young.  –Towanda Daily Review 6/28/2007

PERRY –DIANE LYNNE PERRY CARLIN, 39 of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. died
on July 7, 2007 at her sister Janet Perry Vanderpool's home in Columbia Cross Roads, followed a courageous six year battle with Lung Cancer.  With Janet by her side, and her beloved family members close by, Diane slipped away peacefully into the arms of her Savior.  Born, Jan. 23, 1968, in Troy, Pa. she was the daughter of the late Charles G. Perry and Marjorie Barrett Perry.  She attended Troy Area Schools, and was an accomplished cook for many years in several local restaurants.  Her beautiful smile captured the hearts of all who knew her.  She enjoyed her family, and working in her flower beds, making them just perfect.  She loved watching hummingbirds, and other wildlife, which she saw in abundance at her sister Janet's home.  In addition to cooking and baking, Diane enjoyed camping, and the outdoors.  She had a heart of gold, and would do anything for anyone even throughout the difficult years of pain and suffering.  She never complained and was a strong fighter, determined to battle the terrible disease that was ravaging her body.  Diane was the loving mother to four children, whom she cherished; Jamie Perry (Tammy Swain) of Canton; Dustin Dobson of Liberty, Pa; Michele Kinner (Jeff Harvey) of Elmira, N.Y; William Kinner, Jr. of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.  One very special granddaughter, Madison Michele Perry and grandson, Logan Josiah Dobson; two step-grandchildren, Trevor Paris and Alexis Swain of Canton; sisters; Bonnie (David) Kinner of Alba, Pa.; Karen (Lewis) Route of Mainesburg, Pa; Teresa (Ray) Malik of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa; Janet (Jason) Vanderpool of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa; brothers; Charles (Barb) Perry of Columbia Cross Roads; Harold (Linda) Barrett of Mansfield, Pa., a very special brother, Ralph (Stephanie) Perry of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. and several special nieces, nephews and cousins.  Diane was pre-deceased by her father, Nov. 25, 1992, and her mother Jan. 20, 2001.  Also surviving are a very special friend, Joseph Arthur of Monroeton, Pa. close family friend, Larry Edwards of Camptown, Pa. and her faithful little canine companion, Pablo.  The family would also like to thank Pastor Stan Gill of The Federated Church, East Smithfield, Pa. for all his loving support and comfort these past weeks.  Arrangements are being conducted by the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton, Pa.  A memorial service will be held at the Austinville Union Church in Austinville, Pa. on Friday, July 13, 2007 at 1 p.m. with long time family friend Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, or to the Austinville Church in Diane's memory.  –Towanda Daily Review 7/11/2007

PIERCE –JEANETTE (PIERCE) STONE, 88 of Bartow, Fla., died due to a heart attack, Saturday, March 17, 2007 at the hospital in Winter Haven, Fla.  She was the wife of the late Lindley Stone and the daughter of the late W. Isreal and Edith Pierce.  Jeanette was born in Springfield, Pa. on Oct. 23, 1918. She graduated from Troy High School and Elmira Business College.  She married Lindley in 1939 and they raised three sons in Troy, Pa. Jeanette was a long time member of the Troy Baptist Church, was employed as borough secretary for many years, and worked at the Troy Hospital.  Jeanette was a highly respected lady in her hometown. After moving with her husband to Florida in 1976, she worked as a secretary for a real estate company for several years.  Her favorite things to do were knitting, crocheting and spending time with her family and friends. Jeanette will be missed by many.   She is survived by sons Dale (Bobbie Ann) Stone of Haines City, FL; Larry (Leone) Stone of Denton, N.C.; Glenn (Cindy) Stone of Trinity, N.C.; sister-in-laws Evelyn Stone of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. and Louise Pierce of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.  She was preceded in death by brother, Charles Pierce and brother-in-law Harland Stone.  She is survived by 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, along with several cousins and nephews.  A Memorial Service to honor Jeanette's life will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2007 at the First Baptist Church in DeBary, Fla.  The Rev. Larry Weiss and Pastor Chris Rottenberger will officiate.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of DeBary, 32 S. Shell Rd, DeBary, Fla. –Towanda Daily Review 3/29/2007

BRADLEY SCOTT PLANK, 22 of Middlebury, Vt. died Sunday, May 20, 2007 at his home in Middlebury.  He was born July 14, 1984 in Wellsboro, the son of Patrick and Norma Wilcox Plank.  Bradley is survived by his father and his step mother, Patrick Plank and Rosemarie Hardy of Shelburne; two brothers, Patrick Plank Jr. of Morris Run, Justin Plank of Wellsboro; a sister, Tonya Plank of Trout Run; grandparents, Arlan and Geraldine Plank of Liberty; two step sisters, Kimberly King and Crystal Hardy; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29, at Brown McClay Funeral Home in Bristol, Vt.  Interment will be at a later date.  Friends may call at Brown McClay Funeral Home on Tuesday from 10 a.m. up to the hour of funeral.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

PLATT – Lonnie Platt Becker, 83, of Troy died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006 in Troy Community Hospital, Troy. Lonnie was born July 22, 1923 in Wilkes-Barre, the daughter of the late Robert and Stephania Platt. She was the wife of the late James F. Becker who died in 2003. Lonnie is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Leslie “Lee” and Lynette Becker of Granville Summit and step grandchildren. There will be no services. Arrangements are entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, Mansfield. – Mansfield Gazette, Oct. 4, 2006, p.6A

GLENN L. PLOTTS age 88 well-known and respected Dushore, Pa. businessman, died on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at the Pottstown Memorial Hospital, Pottstown, Pa.  Glenn was born April 14, 1919, in Forksville, Pa., a son of the late Foster Loys Plotts and Anna Vogt Plotts.  He graduated from the Estella High School, a member of the class of 1936.  Following high school Glenn worked for Raleigh Beinlich as a school bus driver and milk hauler until he enlisted in the Army.  He was inducted on March 27, 1943, and served in World War II in the battles of North France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe, where he received a Purple Heart.  He was discharged on Dec. 19, 1945.  After returning home he worked at the Rex Rosbach garage in Forksville and later worked for Jack Lentz at Dushore Motors and Equipment Co.  He married the former Elizabeth Irene Mosier of Dushore on Oct. 9, 1948. In 1950 he purchased the Dushore Motors business and in 1954 he purchased the Ralph Ambs garage on South German Street, where he operated Plott's Garage until his retirement in 1981.  Glenn was a member of Redeemer Church, Dushore, and was a life member of the Dushore Fire Company.  He was also a member and past longtime director of the White Ash Land Association and a member of Loyalsock Post 996, American Legion, Dushore, and Evergreen Lodge No. 163 F &A.M. He was a former member of the Scottish Rite in Towanda, Williamsport Consistory, Williamsport Shrine Club and the Irem Temple Shrine.  Surviving are his spouse of 58 years, Irene; two daughters, Betty L. Winco of Warwick, Pa., and Mary K. Lohman of Phoenixville, Pa.; a granddaughter, Amanda Egan of Bridgeport, Pa.; two brothers, Sidney B. (Phyllis) Plotts of Gunnison, Colo., and Richard N. (Jean Anne) Plotts of Woolrich, Pa.; and two nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 3, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, with Pastor Darcy Miller officiating.  Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.  The family will provide the flowers and requests donations to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter, 2 International Plaza, Philadelphia, Pa. 19113.  Graveside military services will be accorded by members of Loyalsock Post No. 996, American Legion, Dushore.  Members are asked to assemble and pass in review at 7 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.  A Masonic funeral service will be conducted by members of Evergreen Lodge No. 163 F. & A.M. at 7:30 p.m. Monday evening.  –Towanda Daily Review 6/29/2007

SCOTT –DOROTHY ‘DOT’ SMITH, 79 long time resident of Roaring Branch (Parsons Hill) died peacefully on August 19, 2006 at the Dar-Way Nursing Home, Estella, Pa.  Born on May 9, 1927 on her family’s farm in Horseheads, NY to the late Burr and Eleanor (Rogers) Scott.  After her graduation from Horseheads High school, Dot worked at Artistic Card Company, Westinghouse and National home Corporation.  On November 14, 1964 she married George Burke Smith at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Grover.  They moved into the house George had built for them on the Smith family farm located on Parsons Hill.  They made their home there for more than 40 wonderful years until her beloved George died in September of 2005.  During those years, Dot and George gave much of their time and affection as foster parents to over 70 children.  Surviving are her daughters; Helen Tavira, Roaring Branch and Mary (Wayne) Bronson, Canton; as well as many nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband George, Mrs. Smith was predeceased by brother, Philip Wellington Scott, Watkins Glen and her twin brother, Donald Gene Scott, Pine City.  In keeping with her wishes, services and burial were private.  Pepper Funeral Home, Canton is assisting her family with arrangements.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

HERBERT PAUL SETTEL JR., 73 of RR #1, Ulster (Rome Township), died on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005 at his home.  He was born on Jan. 5, 1932, in Waverly, N.Y., a son of the late Herbert Paul Settel Sr. and Omalee M. (Forsyth) Settel.  Herbert was a graduate of Owego Free Academy and proudly served his country with the U.S. Army and Navy.  For many years he owned and operated the Tioga Center Motel.  He enjoyed hunting and treasured the time spent with his family. Herbert is survived by his daughter and caregiver, Omalee Vanderpool, and companion John Kitchen of Rome, Pa.; daughter, Charlene Curtis of Owego, N.Y., son, Eugene Herbert Settel and family of Carlisle, Pa.; N.Y., special friend Daniel Vogel; and several nieces, nephews and grandchildren, among them his special grandchildren, Shyanna Raymond and Chaylee Kitchen.  Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services and celebration of Herbert's life at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y., with the Rev. William Koehler officiating.  Interment will follow in the Tioga Cemetery, Owego.

SPENCER –MRS. RUTH S. CULVER of Beaver Meadows, Laceyville RD 2 died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1987 at Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock.  She was born at Algona, Iowa, daughter of the late Nathaniel and Lincolnette Mott Spencer.  She was a housewife all of her early years and worked as a Home Extension teacher throughout the Bradford County and Laceyville areas.  She was a member of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church and Ladies Aide Society.  She was also an organist and a past treasurer of the church.  She was a member of the Wyalusing Chapter of the DAR, the Camptown Civic Club, the Towanda Garden Club, the Meshoppen Order of the Eastern Star.  Mrs. Culver enjoyed painting and received many awards for her work.  She was predeceased by her husband Ralph Culver in 1973 and is survived by two nieces and one nephew.  Memorial services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. from the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church with pastors Rev. Margaret Reid and Rev. William Reid officiating.  Arrangements are in charge of Sheldon’s Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville.  –Towanda Daily Review

LESTER C. STACKHOUSE, 83 of Antes Fort, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006.  He was born Oct. 19, 1923 near Millville, one of 15 children of Oscar and Elizabeth Sherwood Stackhouse.  Lester and his wife, the former Lenora McNett, were married on Sept. 16, 1950.  He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of WWII in the European Theatre and was awarded a purple heart.  Lester was a member of the Jersey Shore American Legion, VFW and the Moose.   He retired after 36 years with the Pennsylvania, Penn Central and Conrail Railroads.  Lester enjoyed hunting, fishing and his motor home.  Surviving, besides his wife Lenora, are daughters, Barbara (Stan) Younkin of Williamsport, Kay (Frank) Stahl of E. Berlin and Janet (Ian) Hendricks of England; two sons, Allan Stackhouse of Jersey Shore and Frank (Hazel) Stackhouse of England; seven grandchildren, Rick and Amy Younkin, McKayla, Johannes and Angelica Stahl, Steve Hendricks and Abbey Deacon; six great grandchildren; three sisters, Helen Bubb, Dorothy Weaver and Ruth Harris; two brothers, Arnold and Jay.  He was predeceased by four sisters, Clara Wallis, Martha Robbins, Mary Brown and Ada Stackhouse, five brothers, George, Calvin, Harry, Melvin and Lawrence.  Services will be private at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements are being handled by the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd. ‘‘A Life Celebration Home’’, Jersey Shore.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

RICHARD A. THOMPSON – On the evening of Wednesday October 11, 2006 Richard Allen Thompson, 71 of Canton died quietly at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown after a courageous battle with cancer.  Born in Allentown on May 30th 1935 he was the son of Charles and Elizabeth (Ditch) Thompson.  As a child he grew up in the shadow of Allentown’s busy Eighth Street Bridge.  He was drawn by the never ending stream of autos, trucks and trolley cars that rumbled by both night and day, which developed in him a wanderlust.  In 1950 at the age of 15 he ran away from home to Ft. Bliss in El Paso, Texas where he enlisted in the Army with the intention of fighting in Korea.  However, before he could be shipped overseas, his true age was discovered and he was sent home.  However, as soon as he and his driver’s license he found employment as a truck driver and he was on the road once again.  He worked for awhile in Philadelphia delivering packages from Wanamaker’s Department Store, but for most of his career he hauled steel for the plant in Bethlehem, retiring in 1982.  During his many years on the road Richie developed a fondness for Bradford County.  When he retired he first moved to Bentley Creek and later Canton, where he resided at McCallum Manor.  Though his physical limitations had put an end to his mingling in traffic, he now enjoyed the traffic of his fellow residents as they visited him each day.  He often said that Canton felt more like home to him than anywhere else.  Surviving are: his brothers, Charles “Moxie” Thompson, Allentown, Donald Thompson, Florida, Roy Thompson, Philadelphia, David Thompson, California; sister, Gladys McFadden, Trexlertown, PA.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Earl as well as an infant brother and sister.  In accordance with his expressed wishes, all services were private and he wished for his many friends to keep good thoughts and to know they’ll meet again someday.  Professional services were entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Inc.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

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