In order by surname at birth
This page includes obituaries of people with connection to our three counties but not buried in them or cemetery not identified. If local cemetery is known, see the Obituaries by Cemetery section of the site.
BAILEY JEANNE B HENDRICK
Jeanne B. (Bailey), Age 38, of Hilton, died Saturday, August 4, 2007. Predeceased by her parents, William and Janice Bailey; sister, Sandy Culver. She is survived by her devoted husband of 14 years, William A.; loving son, Aidan; sister, Stephanie Ospitale; brother, Craig Bailey; nephews, Bryan (Laura) and Michael Bailey. Family and friends may call Thursday, August 9, 4-9 p.m. at the New Comer Family Funeral Home, 2636 Ridgeway Avenue. Private service and interment. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 3825 East Henrietta Rd., Henrietta, NY 14467.
Wellsboro Agitator – April 27, 1921
Stella Baker Bernard was born at Holiday, PA., June 1, 1884, and died at Olean, N.Y., April 12, 1921. Her girlhood days were spent in Tioga county, in Wellsboro and vicinity, and on April 15, 1905 she was married to Wm. Bernard and came to Galeton to make her home, says the Leader Dispatch. About two years ago, they moved to Olean. Mrs. Bernard had been ill for some time, and was at Higgins Memorial Hospital for eleven weeks, being removed to her home just a week before her death. She is survived by her husband, two children, Clara and Kenneth, and her father, George Baker, of Roseville, Pa. The funeral services were held from the family home on Queen St., Olean, N.Y., Friday, April15, Rev. S. W. Eaton of the People’s M. E. church officiating; interment at the Pleasant Valley cemetery, Olean. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. Four brothers of Mr. Bernard, Clinton, Archibald, Preston and Daniel acted as pallbearers.
BARBER Robert L.
Age 70, of Chambers St. in Beaver Dams, died unexpectedly on Friday, August 10 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Robert was born in April of 1937 in Corning, the son of Leon and Virginia Elliott Barber. A lifetime resident of the area, he attended Corning schools and was a graduate of Corning Free Academy. Robert married Shirley Collins on December 31, 1963 at the Big Flats Methodist Church. He was a veteran of the US Air Force from 1957 to 1961. Bob was a machinist with Dresser Rand of Painted Post. He was a 19 year member of the Beaver Dams Vol. Fire Co., and a member of the Corning Moose Lodge. Bob loved pitching horseshoes, spending time with his grandchildren, picnicking, and going to the Casino. Surviving Bob are his wife, Shirley; sons, David Barber of Westland, Michigan, Mark (Nancy) Barber of Horseheads, and Skip of Beaver Valley; brother, Fred (Lorraine) Barber of Jasper, NY; sister, Sharon (Harry) Mayo of Jasper, NY; grandchildren, Matthew Heymann of Horseheads, Samuel and Alexander Barber of Englewood, Florida, Katie Heymann of Horseheads, and Lacey and Leah Hallock of Englewood, Florida; sister-in-law, Marlese Barber of Corning; several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his parents; and brother, Ray Barber. Calling hours for Bob will be held at Carpenters Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 14, from 2-4 p.m. A memorial service will be held immediately after hours at 4 p.m. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, family and friends are asked to send donations in Bob's name to the Beaver Dams Volunteer Fire Co., County Rte. 19, Beaver Damns, New York 14812. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/13/2007.
BRACE WANDA K. COLEMAN
Wanda K. (Brace) Formerly of Caton, died August 24, 2007. Calling hours are at Acly-Stover Funeral Home, Corning on Tuesday, August 28, 2007, from 4-7 p.m. Services will follow at 7:00 p.m.
BROWN William J. Jr.
Age 44, of Galeton, PA, died suddenly on Thursday, August 16, 2007. Born December 6, 1962 in Media, PA, he was the son of the late William J. Brown, Sr. and Diann P. (Favinger) Brown, who survives. He was a 1981 graduate of Penncrest High School in Media, PA. Bill served in the United States Air Force. He then held various jobs in the automotive maintenance field. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching the Philadelphia Eagles, and above all, spending time with his children. Surviving are his mother, Diann P. Brown of Media, PA; dear friend and mother of his children, Marilou V. Brown of Corning, NY; three sons, Marc R. Brown of Corning, Micah T. Brown of Corning, Eugene J. Brown of Corning; two brothers, Patrick A. Brown of Media, and Timothy M. Brown of Media; a sister, Melissa L. (William Farkas) Brown of Media; one niece, Hannah R. Farkas; one nephew, Thomas M. Brown; and several dear friends in the Galeton area. Bill was predeceased by his father, William J. Brown, Sr. in 2003. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, August 23, 2007, at 10:30 a.m. at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA. The Rev. Richard Hatch will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family. Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/18/2007 - 8/20/2007.
CAMP Donald M. Sr.
Loving father and grandfather, died
on August 21, 2007 after a long courageous battle with cancer. Wanting no one to know he was sick and living life to its fullest, with his strong will and passion for life, he managed to keep it from everyone until the very end of his illness. He was a resident of Spencer, NY for 26 years and has lived in Horseheads, NY and Williamsport, PA. Donald was born July 11, 1937 in Towanda, PA, to Grace "Hotchkiss" Camp and Daniel Camp. Donald was a great provider to his family and worked for Turner's Farms in Horseheads for many years before moving to Williamsport and working for Ecks Farms and was a caretaker for the Carl and Wanda Rosser Estate. After returning to Spencer/Van Etten, NY, he worked for Cotton Hanlon Lumber Co. in Cayuta, NY. Donald had a love for farming and gardening. He also enjoyed doing woodwork and small engine repairs, as well as spending all his time with his grandchilderen. As Donald is called by God, he will finally be reunited with the love of his life, Norma "Miller" Camp, who he spent 30 years with and has missed dearly since her passing. He is also predeceased by his parents, Daniel Camp and Grace Hotchkiss Camp; and a brother, Sonny Camp. As Donald leaves this Earth to a better place, he leaves behind two sons, Donald Camp, Jr. of Spencer, NY, David (Becky) Camp of Newfield, NY; and a daughter, Tammyjo (Eldon) Smith of Mansfield, PA. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Anthony Camp of NC, Christopher, Kyle and Steven Camp of Newfield, NY, Merle Jayne (Shannon Makki) of Spencer, NY, Amzi Jayne of Van Etten, NY and Chyanne Jayne of Mansfield, PA; great-grandchildren, Kyle Bystrom of Elmira, NY, Emily Cook of Spencer, NY and Kjelbi Jayne of Candor, NY; four brothers, Kenneth Camp of Williamsport, PA, George (Tracey) Lewis of Bradford, NY, Fay Lewis of Elmira, NY and Leo Camp of Owego, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Donald's love for life, his family and his joking demeanor will be missed by many. Friends and family may call at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home, Spencer, NY on Monday, August 27th, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, if one wishes, they may make donations to the Spencer Emergency Squad, The Cancer Society or Hospice, in Donald's name. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/23/2007.
CAMPBELL Jacob Rian
Jacob Rian Campbell quietly and unexpectedly left this world on August16, 2007 surrounded by his loving family. Jake was born on May 25th, 2007 into the loving arms of his parents and brother. He spent his brief life learning how to smile and make people happy, which he did very well. He is survived by his parents, Holly (Roder) Campbell (originally of North Rose, NY) and Andrew Campbell, and his wonderful big brother, Benjamin. Jake also leaves his grandparents, Tom and Crystal Roder of North Rose, NY, Ginny Campbell of Pine City, NY, and Larry and Cathy Campbell of Elmira, NY. In addition, he is survived by his great-grandparents, Donald and Marcia Roder, and Bernice Staderman; his uncle, Thom (Danielle) Roder; and his aunt, Brenda Edwards. Jake is remembered by his cousins and many, many extended family members, and precious friends and loved ones. The family will receive friends at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Saturday, August 18, 2007, from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 p.m. and from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there Saturday at 6:00 p.m. The Reverend Horace Stoddard will officiate. Jake was able to provide the gift of life as his final act through the miracle of organ and tissue donation. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to one of the following: Golisano Children's Hospital, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14642; or The Ronald McDonald House in Strong Memorial Hospital, 333 Westmoreland Dr., Rochester, NY 14620; Arnot Ogden Children's Miracle Network, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905; Mercy Flight, 2420 Brickyard Rd., Canandaigua, NY 14424; Erway Ambulance Service, 2030 College Ave., Elmira Heights, NY 14903; and Horseheads Town and Country Fire Department, 130 Gardner Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/17/2007.
Wyalusing Rocket August 16, 2007
Marlene Canfield Colegrove
Mrs. Marlene Canfield Colegrove, age 56, of PO Box 153, Kirk Rd., Laceyville, PA. died suddenly at her home, on Wednesday Aug. 8, 2007, in Tuscarora twp., Bradford Co., PA. Marlene was the wife of Joseph “Joe” Colegrove, who also died suddenly on the same day, along with her oldest son, Michael Colegrove. Marlene and Joe were married for 38 years, their wedding day being, July 26, 1969. Marlene was born on May 13,1951 in Meshoppen, PA., the daughter of the late Frederick A. Canfield, who died on Feb. 12,1975, and the former Nettie Whipple Canfield who died on June 27, 2004.
She was a graduate of the Elk Lake High School, class of 1969. For the past 19 years, Marlene has been a school bus driver for the Wyalusing Valley Area School District, driving bus No. 18, a route she took over after the retirement of Bill Learn. Before her driving the bus, she drove a car route, for the district. Marlene was a member of the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church, and she was also a past member of the United Methodist Women, and the church choir. For the past few months, she has attended the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church. Marlene was a very active member of the Goodwill Fire Co. Auxiliary, of Laceyville, PA., contributing her time, for the annual community days, and special company dinners, and banquets. She was the present secretary -- treasurer of the Wyalusing Area Bus Contractors Assoc. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she loved spending any extra time with her grandchildren. She also loved crocheting, working on her crafts, reading, gardening, and baking, with her pies being the best in the area. Marlene is survived by her two sons, Robert, and his wife Heather Colegrove, of Wyalusing, PA. and Steven Colegrove, of Deposit, NY. Two brothers, Tracey Canfield, and Cleon and his wife Patricia Canfield, all of Laceyville, PA., and her two grandsons, Patrick, and Andy, and her granddaughter Brianna, and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by and uncle and aunt, Robert and Dorothy Canfield, of New Milford, PA., and three aunts, Betty Bishop, of Springville, PA., Marion Canfield, of Ohio, and Earline Dockins, of Georgia. Besides her husband, her son, and her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister in law, Janet Canfield, who died on Oct. 2,2005. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday Aug. 14, 2007 at 11:00 AM from the American Legion Hall in Black Walnut, near Laceyville, PA. with Rev. Barry Ballard of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will be in the Lacey St. Cemetery, in Laceyville, PA. Family and friends may call at the American Legion Hall on Monday Aug. 13, 2007 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, PA. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions in Marlene’s memory to the Goodwill Fire Co. Auxiliary, PO Box 207, Laceyville, PA. 18623. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman
CHERKIS MARJORIE J SCHEUFFELE
Marjorie J. (Cherkis), 63, of Battle Creek, died Friday, August 10, 2007, at the Battle Creek Health System. She was born September 21, 1943 in Elmira, New York, the daughter of Peter J. and Florence I. (Blake) Cherkis, Sr. She graduated from South Side High School in Elmira in June of 1961 and then joined the U.S. Army, where she served from October 24, 1961 until December 4, 1963. On October 12, 1963, while stationed in France, she was united in marriage to Harry Scheuffele, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Steven E. (Dawn Dawley) Scheuffele of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Scott D. (Darlene Crawford) Scheuffele of Fort Wayne, Indiana; one grandson, Tristin Scheuffele; sister, Barbara (Ronald) Shedden of Elmira, New York; brother, Peter J. (Pamela) Cherkis, Jr. of Winter Haven, Florida; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Mary Carol Cherkis; and grandson, Jared Christopher Scheuffele. Marjorie was a member of the Pennfield Presbyterian Church and the D.A.V. She had lived in Newport, Minnesota and Horseheads, New York before moving to Battle Creek, Michigan. The family will receive friends at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home, 703 Capital Avenue S.W., Battle Creek, MI, on Monday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home with Rev. Douglas R. Nettleton officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to the Lupus Foundation, Humane Society, or the charity of your choice. They would also like to thank all of the critical care staff at B.C.H.S. for their care and support. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/12/2007.
COLEGROVE MICHAEL J.
Wyalusing Rocket August 16, 2007
Mr. Michael J. Colegrove, age 36, of PO Box 153, Kirk Rd., Laceyville, PA. died suddenly at his home, on Wednesday Aug. 8, 2007, in Tuscarora Twp., Bradford County., PA. Michael was born in Towanda, PA. on June 13,1971, the oldest son of Joseph and Marlene Canfield Colegrove, who also died suddenly on the same day. Mike was a graduate of the Wyalusing Valley High School, class of 1989. During high school, Mike was employed by Caswell’s IGA, in Laceyville, PA. After graduating from high school, Mike was employed at Arrow United, in Wyalusing, PA.; Taylor Packing, in Wyalusing, PA.; Kane Warehousing, in Tunkhannock, PA.; and for Denny Decker Tire and Auto, in Laceyville, PA. Mike was a member of the Laceyville Goodwill Fire Co., receiving the 2004 Fireman of the Year Award. For the last few years, Mike has been very involved with the annual calendar sale fundraiser. Mike also volunteered, for the last couple of years, at the Laceyville and Wyalusing Elementary Schools. Mike was a Cub Scout Leader for the Camptown Troop, through the Five Rivers Council. An avid fisherman, he was a member of the North American Fishing Club; Bill Dance Outdoors Fishing Club; and a number of other fishing clubs and organizations. Mike spent many hours, at various ponds throughout Bradford, Wyoming, and Susquehanna Counties. His favorite fishing hole was at Dick Bennett’s pond on Crow Hill, near Camptown, PA. Mike is survived by his brothers, Robert, and his wife Heather Colegrove, of Wyalusing, PA.; and Steven Colegrove, of Deposit, NY. Also surviving are his two nephews, Patrick, and Andy and a niece, Brianna, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an aunt, Janet Canfield, who died on Oct. 2, 2005, and an uncle Tony Bagdon, who died in May 2001. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday Aug. 14, 2007 at 11:00 AM from the American Legion Hall in Black Walnut, near Laceyville, PA., with Rev. Barry Ballard of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will be in the Lacey St. Cemetery, in Laceyville, PA. Family and friends may call at the American Legion Hall on Monday Aug. 13, 2007 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, PA. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions in Mike’s memory to the Wyalusing Elementary Schools, Administration Office, 115 Main St., Wyalusing, PA. 18853. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman
Daily Review August 11, 2007
TOWANDA -- Walt Sweeney admits to being on edge after the triple homicide that occurred just down the road from him in Tuscarora Township this week.
"I never had to lock my doors before, but I lock them now," he said. "It's got everyone a little unnerved." Joseph Colegrove, 60; his wife, Marlene, 56; and son Michael, 36, were found in their Tuscarora Township home on Kirk Road Wednesday afternoon, shot in the head with a shotgun. During a news conference at the Bradford County Courthouse in Towanda Friday, a state police official addressed concerns like the one Sweeney is feeling. Assistant District Attorney Al Ondrey and Sgt. Lou Altieri with state police at Towanda also attended. As people, including Laceyville firemen, crowded in the doorways of the commissioners' meeting room, Lt. Frank Hacken, crime section coordinator for the state police barracks in Wyoming, said that he doesn't believe the killings were a random act. Rather, the killer or killers acted specifically in murdering the Colegroves. He said the crime scene indicates this, but he declined to elaborate. "I don't believe we have a random killer or killers," he said, speaking in front of a gaggle of reporters' microphones on a table in front of him. "There is a killer that is not in custody right now, but I do not a see a random act here." Hacken added, "I don't believe there is someone going around that we have to worry that there is going to be another murder right now." He also said that the killings are being investigated as "unrelated" to the murders of David and Carol Keeffe, who were killed in their home on Sayre Hill on Nov. 17, 2006. In addition, he also said authorities are looking for a pickup truck that was seen around the area of Mark's Valley View Restaurant in the early morning hours Wednesday. Police believe the murders occurred in the early morning hours that day. "We are looking possibly for a pickup truck that was seen in the area in the early morning hours," Hacken said. "I cannot state that that pickup truck was related..." He didn't provide any other descriptive details about the truck. He said they're also looking for people with information about the truck. He said those with information about the case should talk to police. "It's a tragic event, and I feel sorry for the family," Hacken said. "It's important that people cooperate with us; do not assume that we know everything. You have to contact us, you have to talk to us." "We need as much information as possible." He said all information is important. He noted the family is cooperating with police. And he said none of the family's children was a suspect. "The children are cooperating with us, the family is cooperating with us, and we're very happy with that," he said. Regarding the details of the case, he said it's believed the victims were killed between midnight and 6 a.m. in the "early morning hours" of Wednesday. Police have said the bodies were discovered by a woman who went to the home late Wednesday afternoon to check on the Colegroves. He wouldn't comment on suspects or on anything regarding the crime scene investigation. He couldn't comment as to whether someone broke into the home or if a weapon was found. But Hacken said he was pleased with the processing of evidence. "We're very well focused on physical evidence right now," he said. And he said discovering as much about the victims as possible is important. Hacken verified that the victims were shot in the "head/face region" and all were found on the second floor of the residence. He said they were found in "different rooms," but didn't elaborate. He also said he didn't believe it was a homicide/suicide. "I am very comfortable it's not a murder/suicide," he said. Hacken said the investigation is currently focused in Bradford County. Investigators are interviewing people. He added that the State Police Task Force is at work. The Wyoming, Tunkhannock and Towanda barracks are involved in the investigation. "We have a philosophy, we try to put as much resources into an investigation right up front. The first few days are very critical for us." Autopsies were scheduled for Friday at the Lehigh Valley Medical Center in Allentown. Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186.Eric Hrin can be reached at (570) 297-5251; e-mail: email@example.com
Noon update: Homicide victims were well known in Laceyville
By JAMES LOEWENSTEIN
08/09/2007 Daily Review
LACEYVILLE -- Three Bradford County residents were found slain in their home Wednesday afternoon, state police reported this morning. The homicide victims were identified as Joseph Colegrove, 60, Marlene Colegrove, 56, and Michael Colegrove, 36, all of Tuscarora Township, state police said. Joseph Colegrove, a barber and former chief of the Good Will Fire Company, was a longtime fixture in Laceyville, as was his wife, Marlene, a member of the fire company's ladies auxiliary and a Wyalusing school bus driver. Michael was identified as one of three sons. Michael Colegrove, who lived with his parents, and his father, had been named "firefighter of the year" in past years. Scott Fisher, the current fire chief, this morning told The Review that the Colegrove barber shop was a "traditional" shop where "people go to socialize." The Associated Press reported that Joe Colegrove spent 40 years with the Goodwill Fire Company, including 13 years as chief. His barbershop is across the street from the fire hall. Marlene Colegrove drove a Wyalusing Area School District bus for about two decades, the AP reported. "You couldn't ask for a better family," Chief Fisher told the AP. "They've done a ton for the community." He also said Michael Colegrove had been active in the fire company when he was younger, and more recently had suffered from health problems. "Everybody knows everybody," Fisher said. "It's a tough thing right now on the town. Not just the department, the whole town." State police said they were called to the Colegrove residence on Kirk Road in Tuscarora Township at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday. At the residence were the three victims of criminal homicide, state police from Towanda said. Al Ondrey, Bradford County assistant district attorney, who was at the crime scene Wednesday evening, told The Review the residence is located in a rural area on a road up and behind the Valley View inn and restaurant, a familiar site along U.S. 6., between Wyalusing and Laceyville.
COLEGROVE STEVEN CARL
Vicims' Son Arrested in Triple Homicide - by Wes Skillings - 8/9/2007 Rocket
Pennsylvania State Police in North Towanda have announced an arrest in the Laceyville area triple homicide and the accused is one of the sons of the murder victims. Arrested was Steven Carl Colegrove, 31, the youngest son of Joe and Marlene Colegrove, two of the murder victims, and the younger brother of Michael Colegrove, the third victim
CRUM MARY DELAPHENE
Wellsboro Agitator - February 24, 1909
Mary Dedphene Harvey, wife of J. E. Harvey, of Westfield, died Saturday, February 13th, after an illness of about two months, of heart disease. She was born in Potter county, Oct. 12, 1849, the daughter of Austin and Mary Crum. She is survived by her husband and two children - Frank, of Buffalo, and Mrs. Benjamin Rogers, of Westfield, also an adopted son, Melvin. The funeral was held from the Harvey residence, last Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Pitts officiating. Interment was made at Ulysses.
DAVIS SARAH JONES
Of Rochester, NY, former Sarah Davis of Elmira, NY, died on July 28 with a burial on August 7, 2007 in Rochester. She is survived by daughters, Patricia (Bobby Jones) of Elmira, Brenda Cole of Corning, NY; son, Ricky Davis Jr. of Elmira; and five children from Rochester, a host of grand, great, and great great grandchildren. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/12/2007.
DeLONG Earl L.
Age 76, of West Branch Township, PA, formerly of Emmaus and Topton, PA, died Saturday, August 11, 2007, at his home. Born August 30, 1930 in Longswamp Township, PA, he was the son of the late Daniel G. and Dorothy (Walbert) DeLong. On March 27, 1947, in Macungie, PA, he married the former Carol E. Kemmerling. Earl worked as a mechanic in his own automotive repair shop before going to work at ARA Services in Allentown, PA, retiring in 1993 after 40 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time with his wife and family. Surviving are his wife, Carol E. DeLong of West Branch Township, PA; five sons, Daniel A., husband of Dale, DeLong of Macungie, PA, Robert E. DeLong of Emmaus, PA, Randy L., husband of Debbie, DeLong of Macungie, Timothy W. DeLong of Greentown, PA, and Thomas A., husband of Sallie, DeLong of Slatington, PA; two brothers, Paul G., husband of Ethel, DeLong of Mertztown, PA, and Gene R. "Butch", husband of Sally, DeLong of Harrison Valley, PA; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Earl was predeceased by his infant daughter, MaryAnn. Friends may call on Saturday, August 18, 2007, at the St. Matthaeus Lutheran Church, Germania, PA, at 11:00 a.m. with a Memorial Service following at 12:00 p.m. The Rev. Joseph Scagline, Jr. will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the Galeton Library. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA.
DEWITT Robert "Bob"
Age 86, formerly of Elmira, NY, died July 18, 2007 in Inverness, FL. Bob's Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, August 18, 2007, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY, with Reverend William Vallet officiating.
DUBHAM SHIRLEY A. BRIGGS
Shirley A. - Age 82, of Corning, died on Tuesday, August 14, 2007, at Elcor Health Services. She was born on June 30, 1925 in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Ferd and Reva Matoon Dunham. She was a Jehovah's Witness at the Kingdom Hall in Coopers Plains, retired from Loblaw's, later known as Great American, in Corning with over 30 years of service. She loved music, singing, piano, animals, children, and helping others. Shirley is survived by her daughters, Brenda Howland of Corning, Doreen (Charles McPherson) Graham of Addison, and Beth (Clifford) Bennett of Corning; grandchildren, Regina Christensen, Enrique Graham, Jason McPherson, Kathy Quail, Leanne Osborne, Mitch Bennett, and Tyler Bennett; seven great-grandchildren; niece, Claudia Parks of Florida; nephew, Ted Dunham of Florida. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Keith Dunham; daughter, Leanne Marie Briggs; and grandson, Michael Christensen. It was Shirley's wish that there be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at a time to be announced. Burial will take place at Coopers Cemetery. Arrangements by Carpenter's Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/17/2007.
Age 43, of Millville, NJ, formerly of Millerton, PA, died unexpectedly, August 5, 2007. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/7/2007.
ECKMAN Patrick D.
Age 43, of Millville, NJ and formerly of Millerton, PA, died unexpectedly on Sunday, August 5, 2007 at home. Born on March 15, 1964 in Blossburg, PA, he was the son of Robert L. and Mary Anne (Spencer) Eckman of Lawrenceville, PA. Patrick was married to Amy (Storch) Eckman of Pine City, NY. Patrick was employed as a mechanic by Alcan Industries in Millville, NJ and was a U.S. Naval veteran achieving the rank of Petty Officer Third Class. He was a 1982 graduate of Williamson Jr./Sr. High School, former member of the Millerton Volunteer Fire Department, Cub Pack 68, and the Millerton Little League. He enjoyed scuba diving, 4-wheelers, hunting, fishing, camping on his parents' land, and cooking. In addition to his parents and his wife, Patrick is survived by two daughters, Erika Chelsea and MaKenzie Renee Eckman of Pine City, NY; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Penny Eckman of Tioga, PA, Michael and Diane Eckman of Lawrenceville, PA; a sister, Deborah Eckman of Albuquerque, NM; one niece, Rachel Eckman-Knapp; one nephew, Michael R. Eckman; and one great-niece, Caitlyn Knapp. A private memorial service was held on Wednesday, August 8, 2007, at 1:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, with the Rev. Jacek Bailkowski officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to an educational fund for his daughters, Erika Chelsea and MaKenzie Renee Eckman, c/o First Heritage Federal Credit Union, 1100 Clemens Center Parkway, Elmira, NY 14901.
EVANS PEGGY A. KEITH
Peggy A. (Evans), Age 78, of Troy, PA, went to her rest on August 16, 2007 at the Bradford County Manor where she had been a resident for several months. Peggy was born on January 31, 1929 in Altoona, PA. She was the daughter of the late Donald L. Evans, Sr. and the late Ruth (Cashman) Evans. Peggy is survived by Patrick J. Keith, the father of her children, of San Antonia, TX; son, Michael (Janet) Keith of Key Colony Beach, FL, daughter, Kerrin (Jim) Keith Beatty of Williamsport, PA, son, Dennis (Brendae) Keith of Cogan Station, PA, son, Daniel Keith of Helotes, TX, son, Casey (Marian) Keith of La Vernia, TX; four grandchildren and four step grandchildren; two great-grandsons, three step great-grandchildren; one brother, Donald L. (the late Phyllis) Evans, Jr.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Peggy is predeceased by her youngest daughter, Gigi Katherine Keith; and an infant grandson, Joshua David Keith. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Peggy's memory to the Allen F. Pierce Free Library, 115 Center St., Troy, PA 16947, or to the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center, PO Box 186, Towanda, PA 18848, or to the American Lung Association, 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006. A memorial service for Peggy will be held at a later date at the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, PA. Arrangements are entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA. Cards of condolence may be sent to the Keith family in care of 1167 Palmer Hill Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701.
A memorial service for Hugh Faughnan will be held on Monday, August 13, 2007, at 7 p.m. at the Calvary Mennonite Fellowship, Morris Run, PA. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family.
FIOCCA IRMA M. LYNCH
Irma M. (nee Fiocca) Age 86, died August 4, 2007. Born in Albion, New York to Ermino and Matilda (nee Lombardozzi) Fiocca. Beloved wife of the late Eugene; dearest mother of Mark (wife Linda) and Paul (wife Laura); devoted grandmother of Marna, Katy (husband Rocky), Jennifer, Matthew, John, Gene, Dr. Patrick and Kelly; and great-grandmother of Chloe, Jameson and Carson. Taught at various Elmira area elementary schools. Memorial Service 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 18, at St. Joseph's Church, Albion, NY. Inurnment to follow. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/5/2007
FLYNN Stanley Eugene (SRGP 82031)
59, of Dundee, NY, died Monday, August 20, 2007, peacefully at home after a short battle with cancer. He was born in Coudersport, PA on December 10, 1947, the son of Frank and Helen (Hilfiger) Flynn whom both predeceased him. Stanley was a retired pipe fitter, employed by UA Local 313 Rochester, NY. Stanley loved his Dodge truck, cars, his farm, his Texas home, his tractor, but mostly he enjoyed helping other people. He loved going on rides, playing guitar, he enjoyed doing carpentry work, and painting pictures. He is survived by his siblings, Marcia (Pat) Ostrander of Cocoa, FL, Mary (Ron) Wesche of Lampasses, TX, Teresa Teeter of Palm Bay, FL, Dawn (Mark) Novak of Watkins Glen, NY, Diane (Rick) Yeoman of Dundee, NY, Dean (Vicki) Flynn of Hammondsport, NY; many nieces and nephews, and several friends. Friends may call Friday, August 24th, from 1:00-3:00 with a Memorial Service following at 3:00 p.m. at Fagan's Inc. Funeral Home, 31 West Morris St., Bath. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/23/2007.
FORS David F. Sr.,
Of Chemung, NY- Was born December 12, 1935 in Dunkirk, NY, the son of the late Rynard F. and Frances A. (McPhail) Fors, died peacefully on Monday, August 20, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 71. David is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Ethel (Peterson) Fors; son and daughter-in-law, David F. and Valerie Fors Jr. of Greene, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Lorraine and Johnny Letchworth of Greenville, NC; sister, Lillian Bullock of Rochester, NY; brother, Robert W. Fors of San Jose, CA; business partner, Patricia M. Ross of Chemung, NY; grandchildren, April Fors, Amy Oswald, Erin Roberts, David W. Fors and Tyler Letchworth; step-grandchildren, Lee Letchworth, Juliana Dail; along with two great-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. His "canine companion", Zach and "feline supervisor", Tigger, also survive him. David attended the Dunkirk High School and graduated from Norwich Senior High School in 1954. For nine years he was employed by the New York Central Railroad and for eight years was employed by the Raymond Corporation. He was self-employed for the last 35 years at Fox Run Farm and Fox Win Farms raising Morgan horses and running a full service horse farm. Mr. Fors was the Town Assessor for several terms in Chemung and Wellsburg, NY. Since the late 1970's he was an active member of the New York State Morgan Horse Society. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to Celebrate David's life at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904 on Wednesday, August 22, 2007, at 3:00 p.m. Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Reins of Hope, P. O. Box #206 Elmira, NY 14902 or to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901. Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/21/2007 - 8/22/2007.
FREEMAN CORA "CORKY" HARRIS
Cora "Corky" Craig, Age 70, of Cortland, died August 18, 2007 in Cortland Regional Medical Center. Corky was born May 5, 1937 in Elmira, the daughter of the late Russell and Marion Ayres Freeman. She had been employed at SUNY Cortland for several years. Corky enjoyed playing Scrabble with her girls and cards with her son and family, as well as watching her grandsons playing football, basketball and baseball. She enjoyed putting puzzles together, making floral arrangements for her family and friends for all occasions. Her memberships included the Cortland DAV, American Legion and the Cortland Country Music Park. She was a founding member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Cortland Fire Department. She enjoyed camping and was known as the queen of the campfires at the Country Music Park where she held the position Treasurer and was on the Board of Directors. She was also named Volunteer of the Year at the park. Corky is survived by her son, Robert (Kathi) Craig of Cortland; her daughter, Mary Elaine Craig of Cortland; her grandchildren, Michael Craig, Shane Amo, Nathan Craig, Samantha Craig, Nicholas Craig; and stepgrandchildren, Bradley and Brandon Harris; four great-grandchildren; special friend, Harry Baker; her brother, Paul R. (Barbara) Freeman of Elmira Heights; her sisters, Pauline (John) Kerbein of Elmira Heights, Mary (Donald) Smith of Hector, Jean (Frank) Kerbein of Elmira Heights; several nieces and nephews. Corky was predeceased by her husband, Lyman Harris; and daughter, Carol Marie Craig. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 21, at 3:00 p.m. at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave. Interment will follow in Cortland Rural Cemetery. Friends are invited to call from 12-2:45 p.m. prior to the service. Anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution in Corky's name is asked to consider The Homer Avenue United Methodist Church, 30 Homer Ave., Cortland, NY 13045. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/21/2007.
Wellsboro Agitator – September 21, 1910
The remains of George Furman, who was killed by a shot wound in North Carolina, were taken a few days ago to Gaines, where the funeral was held in the M. E. church. Rev. Charles Howard officiated.
GREEN Louis J. "Lou"
Age 91, of Elmira, NY, died August 22nd, 2007 at the St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira. Lou was born in Lowman, NY, November 6th, 1915. He was the beloved son of the late James and Mary Greatsinger Green. On November 28th, 1938, he married his love, Gladys M. Morrison, whom has since predeceased him almost a year ago. Together Lou and Gladys loved and raised a wonderful family. Surviving them, their daughter and son-in-law, Dianne C. and Robert Vandenburgh, granddaughter, Stacie (Gerry) Anderson, great-grandchildren, Alexis, Arrianna and Annika, grandson, Erick (Bridgett) Vandenburgh, all of Florida; son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Dianna Green of Cornelius, NC, granddaughter, Jessica Hargrave, great-grandchildren, Courtney and Dakota, all of Washington; with several nieces and nephews. Lou was a Nationwide Mutual insurance salesman for many years in the area. Throughout his life he stayed very active in both the Lake Street Presbyterian Church and the North Presbyterian Church, and the Elmira Kiwanis Club. Lou's services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Those wishing please make memorials to the Elmira Kiwanis Club or in memory of his wife, Gladys to the Thursday Morning Musicals, c/o the Elmira Kiwanis Club. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/24/2007.
HAUCK Pastor George W.
Age 67 of Elmira, NY, went home to be with our Heavenly Father Thursday, August 23, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Evelyn; and is survived by his dear friends, Mark and Barbara McClure of Elmira; and his congregation at the Church Street Baptist Fellowship where he was currently their Pastor. In addition to his Pastorate, he was the owner of Hauck Brothers Photography in Elmira and retired as a driver with Trailways Bus Lines in Elmira. He was the acting state chaplain of the Sons of the American Revolution. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Sunday, August 26th from 3 to 5 p.m. His funeral and committal services will follow at 5 p.m. Rev. Donald Knapp will officiate. Interment will be in New Bloomfield Cemetery, New Bloomfield, PA, on Monday, August 27th. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Pastor Hauck through donations to the Church Street Baptist Fellowship, 370 W. Church St., Elmira, NY 14901. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/25/2007.
HENDRICKSO, Guy Thomas
Age 62, of 35 Brookside Circle, Big Flats, died peacefully at home on Sunday, August 19th, 2007. Mr. Hendrickson was born in Bath on January 12, 1945, the son of the late Orville and Edith (Muller) Hendrickson. In Corning, NY on July 12, 1969 he married Beverly Davis who survives him. Guy graduated from Haverling High School in Bath, NY. He also graduated from the University of Arkansas and Houston Baptist University. Guy served his country with the U.S. Navy from 1969 to 1974. He was employed as a supervisor of Oil Movements with Shell Pipeline in Texas, retiring in 1998. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats, a Presbyterian Elder, and a member of the Big Flats Lions Club. A loving and dedicated husband and father, Guy enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Surviving, in addition to his wife, Beverly; are daughter, Cara (Henry Guerriero) Hendrickson of Chicago, IL; son, Chad (Anisha) Hendrickson of Watkins Glen, NY; brother, James (Michele) Hendrickson of Norcross, GA; several nieces; and granddaughter, Maya Guerriero. Calling hours will be Wednesday, August 22nd, from 11:00 until 1:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats. The funeral will follow at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Price officiating. Burial will be at Coopers Plains Cemetery in Painted Post. Memorials may be directed to First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats, P.O. Box 454, Big Flats, NY 14814. Arrangements have been entrusted to Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 17 West Pulteney St. in Corning, NY
HOOSE CHERYL S. BYERLY
Cheryl S.- A resident of Bentley Creek, PA died on August 15, 2007 at home following an illness at the age of 50. Born on April 7, 1957 in Bangor, ME, she was the daughter of Theodore & Beatrice Hill Hoose. Before attending college in Harrisburg, Cheryl graduated from SRU High School in 1975. In serving her country, she enlisted the United States Army where she was a Lab Technician and later worked for several physicians. Surviving is her loving mother, Beatrice Hoose, Gillett, PA; her son, David & Corinne Barrios and their children, Dylan and Trystan Dahlonege, GA; two sisters, Robin & Steve Nero, Bentley Creek, PA and Tammy & Robert Steele, Mechanicsburg, PA; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and close family friends also her companion "Kitter". Cheryl was predeceased by her father, Theodore Hoose in 2005. Family and friends are invited to take part in a memorial service for Cheryl on Sunday August 19, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. as a part of the Sunday worship service in the First Baptist Church of Bentley Creek, where she attended
Age 74, of North Folk Rd., Westfield, PA, died Friday, August 17, 2007, at his home. He worked for many years at Eberle and Westfield Tanneries. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, PA, Sunday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 3:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
KING EDWARD P
Wellsboro Agitator - September 30, 1936
Edward P. King, aged 76 years, of Corning R. D. 3, died Sunday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bert Johnson in Corning after an illness of two years. Mr. King was born in Westfield, September 29, 1959, son of Ozial and Elizabeth Carpenter King. He married Miss Mary Adele Rowley in Buffalo Feb. 24, 1881. Surviving are: his widow; five children: Mrs. Lillian Short, of Little Marsh; Mrs. Eva Harris, and Mrs. Nettie Hurd, of Caton; Mrs. Bert Johnson, of Corning, and Clifford King , of Lindley; two brothers, Devilla King, of Westfield, and Ward King, of Portland, Oregon; 20 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. The funeral was held yesterday; burial at Big Flats.
KINGSBURY Gordon E.
Age 44, of Thurston Street, Elmira, NY, died unexpectedly on August 16, 2007 at 11:32 p.m. Gordon was born on January 17, 1963 at Chenango Memorial Hospital, Norwich, NY. He was a valued employee of Twin Tier Drywall of the past 12 years. He is survived by his mother, Elsie Kingsbury; uncle, Raymond Miller; son, Brandon Husted; sisters and brothers, Nancy and Gary Dove of Horseheads, Helen and Mike Bowman of Elmira, Rudolph and Sally Kingsbury of Norwich, NY, Lois and Curtis Martin of Monroe, NC, Connie Kingsbury of Elmira, Judy and Terry Roach of Wellsburg, NY; stepbrothers and sisters, Ernest Kingsbury, Jimmy and Karen Kingsbury, Michael Kingsbury and Reba Kingsbury; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. He is also survived by his fiancée, Tracy Smith of Elmira, her children, Matthew Butters, Racheal Merrick; grandchildren, Nikitia, Kyria and Emily. His father, Ernest Kingsbury, predeceased Gordon. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, August 23, 2007, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Gordon's funeral and committal service will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 7 p.m.
LUCAS Edward A.
Age 74, of Morris Run, died Wednesday, August 8, 2007, at the residence of his fiancée, Sheila Frederick. Born October 1, 1932 in Morris Run, the son of Edward Stanley and Ida Katherine Isaas Lucas. Mr. Lucas was a U.S. Navy veteran during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam Era. He served from 1949-1969. He retired as a Chief Petty Officer. On June 20, 1964, he married Carol Ann. She predeceased him on January 4, 1999. Mr. Lucas was a retired foreman of Ward Manufacturing. He was a member of Theodore Roosevelt American Legion Post# 167, Morris Run, Veterans of Foreign Wars Supreme Sacrifice Post# 8730, Blossburg, Hillside Rod and Gun Club, Blossburg and Arnot Sportsmen's Club. Survivors include his fiancée, Sheila Frederick; children, Mary Lucas, Marie Lucas, Edward (Kimberly) Lucas, and JoAnn LaMoore; grandchildren, Heather Broxton, Kayla Lucas, Kevin Brown Jr., Richard Brown, Michael Brown, Kimberly Brown, and Jordan Wheeler; great-grandchild, Blake Williams; brother-in-law, Phillip Graham; and his in-laws, the entire Nybeck amily. In addition to his wife, Carol Ann, he was predeceased by a sister, Mary "Dolly" Graham and a brother, George Edwards. Family and friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Saturday, August 11th from 7 p.m. until time of services at 8 p.m. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/9/2007.
MAY Gerald E., Sr.
Age 71, of Gillett, PA, went to rest on Tuesday, August 21, 2007, at his home, surrounded by his family and dog, Gidget, after a long battle with cancer. Gerald's family includes his wife, Patricia A. (Brown) May of Gillett, PA; his children, Gerald E. (Julie) May, Jr. of Pine City, NY, Laurie M. (Chris) Comfort of Elmira, NY, and Brian J. (Rachel) May of Gillett, PA; his grandchildren, Lauren E. May, Kylie E. Comfort, Riley N. May and Haley M. Comfort; his sisters, Leone Chambers and Dora Ann Avery, both of Gillett, PA; and several nieces and nephews. Gerald was preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers, Francis May and Donald May. Family and friends are welcome to call from 2:00-3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, 2007, at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA. The funeral service to honor Gerald's life will be held after the visitation at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 25th, at the funeral home with Rev. Charles Root officiating. Military Honors will be given by the Troy American Legion Post #49 Honor Guard. Contributions may be made in Gerald's memory to the American Cancer Society, 1948 East 3rd Street, Williamsport, PA 17701
MCCANN Roger A.
Age 76, of Elmira Heights, died of a longstanding heart condition at Arnot Ogden Medical Center on August 2, 2007. He was predeceased by his parents, Donald and Mildred McCann; and his brothers, William, Richard and Robert; and brother-in-law, Mike Fell. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Bette Fell McCann; and sons, Michael (Lari Jo) of Binghamton, NY, David (Terry) of Port Washington, NY, and Jeffrey (Cheryl) of Lewes, DE; and three grandchildren, Madeline of Lewes, DE, Max of Horseheads, NY, and Louis of Binghamton, NY. He is also survived by sisters-in-law, Lois McCann, Joan Warner, Patricia (Carl) Castiglione and Christine Fell; and family friend, JoAn Belsyck. He was a 1948 graduate of Thomas A. Edison High School and attended Elmira College and Syracuse University. He was a longtime employee of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War conflict. Roger was an avid reader, bridge player and longtime fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Mets and NY Giants. At his request, there will be no calling hours or funeral. Friends are invited to a Celebration of Life at his home on Saturday, August 11, 2007, from 2–4 p.m. Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/5/2007 - 8/6/2007.
MCGLENN HELEN "MICKEY" COLLINS
Helen "Mickey", Age 88 of Elmira NY died Monday, August 6, 2007. Mickey was the daughter of the late G. Raymond and Nellie Collins McGlenn. She was predeceased by her husband John P. Collins and brother Robert C. McGlenn. Mickey is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Paul M. and Bonnie B. Collins of Elmira, Vincent J. and Carole G. Collins, Daniel P. and Bonnie J. Collins all of Pine City; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia A. and Thomas J. Mitchell of Horseheads; 12 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; stepmother Marie G. McGlenn of Elmira; sisters-in-law, Mary D. McGlenn and Joyce Collins Mikkelson both of Elmira; several nieces and nephews. Mickey was a 1941 graduate of Elmira College and was a second grade teacher at Hardy School for 15 years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Mickey was a long time communicant of St. Mary's Church. There will be no calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, August 9, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Donations may be made to either Tanglewood Nature Center, 443 Coleman Ave., Elmira NY 14903 or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/8/2007.
MEIRITZ Paul W.
Age 85, of Holly Hill, Florida formerly of Pine City, New York, died on Friday, August 3, 2007. Mr. Meiritz was born in Deland, Florida to the late Paul and Helen Havan Meiritz. Mr. Meiritz served in the Air Force during WWII and was retired from F.M. Howell Company of Elmira, New York. Mr. Meiritz is survived by his wife, Geraldine; and sister, Marjorie Meiritz of Holly Hill, Florida; four stepchildren, Mary Anne Coleman of Athens, Georgia, Eileen Curran, Joseph (Kathleen) Coleman and Kathleen Lunduski of Elmira, New York; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
MINAHAN James A.
Age 81, of Debary, Florida, died August 2, 2007 at home after a long brave struggle with cancer. He was born October 25, 1925 in Elmira, New York. James served proudly and honorably in the United States Navy Seabees, 1943-1946, and the United States Air Force, 1948-1967, as Radio Operator/Repair Technician. After retiring from the Air Force, he was employed as an Air Traffic and Flight Service Center Controller until he retired in 1982. James moved to the DeBary area with his wife in 1983. James enjoyed most sports. He refereed and umpired military and high school games. James also played softball and was an avid golfer. James is survived by his wife of 53 years, Rita; a daughter, Denise Valdez, Maryland; sons, Thomas, Goldsboro, North Carolina, and Timothy; a granddaughter, Brittany. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32129.
MUCCIGROSSO Donato "Donald" V.
76, of Liverpool, died Sunday at Crouse Hospital following a brief illness. A native of Elmira, NY, he resided in Liverpool, NY for the past 35 years. He graduated from the University of Detroit and received his Master's degree from St. Bonaventure University. He completed 2 years at St. Andrews Seminary. He served 2 years with the United States Army. He spent his career as the Director of the Ernie Davis Youth Center, working to better the lives of troubled teenagers through counseling and support. In his retirement, he went on to do job counseling for the Regional Learning Service, worked as a rural mailman for the US Post Office, and served as a tax adviser for the Internal Revenue Service. He was a communicant of St. John's Church in Liverpool. He enjoyed playing golf, tennis, horse racing, and doing puzzles, and was an avid reader. He also enjoyed vacationing with his wife and family in Old Forge, NY, and loved being a grandpa. Don is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Judith Ann (Rogers); his daughter and son-in-law, Diahn and Paul Maestri of Liverpool; his son and daughter-in-law, Jack Muccigrosso and Alanna Fincke of Belmont, MA, three grandsons, Brian, Evan, and Jonah, and a granddaughter, Eva; and two sisters, Betty Tota and Rose Merritt, of Elmira, NY; and many nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 24, 2007, in St. John's Church, 8290 Soule Rd., Liverpool. Burial will be in Our Lady of Peace Cemetery, Clay. Calling hours will be held 4-6 p.m. Thursday, August 23, 2007, at the Maurer Funeral Home Moyers Corners, 3541 Route 31, Baldwinsville. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Northside CYO, 527 N. Salina St., Syracuse, NY 13208 or the American Diabetes Association, 6390 Fly Rd., E. Syracuse, NY 13057. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/22/2007.
MCCLURE Horton (Pete)
On the evening of Monday, August 20th, 2007, Pete died quietly at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was 69 years of age. Born February 2, 1938 the child of Harry and Helen Campbell McClure. Pete graduated from Troy High School, Troy PA. Pete was married to June Baker with whom he raised a son and three daughters. Pete worked for and retired from Stroehamm Bakeries. Survivors include his wife June of Waverly, NY, son Jeff of Cayuta, NY; daughters Jodi of Sayre, PA, Amy of Waverly, NY and Rhoda of NY; brothers Harry of Hickory, NC, Donald of Millerton, PA and Dick of Crossville, TN; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Predeceased by one grandson Jason and two brothers Bill and Allen. Calling hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday the 23rd at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street Extension, Waverly, NY. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Friday the 24th. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/23/2007.
ROSE MURIEL VOGELER
Muriel (Rose) , Age 83, of Geneva, died Sunday morning, July 29, 2007, at Geneva General Hospital following an extended illness. In accordance with Mrs. Vogeler's wishes, there will be no calling hours. Funeral arrangements are being made through the DeVaney-Bennett Funeral Home. A memorial service is being planned at St. Peter's Episcopal Church at a date to be announced with the Very Rev. James H. Adams officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association (alz.org) or Finger Lakes Health Foundation (flhealth.org). Muriel was born May 19, 1924 in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of Frederick and Alma (Kaeppel) Rose. She grew up in Waverly and Binghamton and graduated from Binghamton High School. She married Roscoe C. Galleher of Hornell in 1942 and her son was born two years later. In 1956, she became legislative assistant to Steuben County Assemblyman Charles D. Henderson, a position she retired from 25 years later. She then made her home in Horseheads where she met Robert W. Vogeler. They were married in 1987. Muriel was a delegate to the New York State Constitutional Convention in 1967 and twice a delegate to the Republican National Convention. She served as president of the Republican Women of the Legislature in Albany and the Legislative Women of New York. She was vice president of the Steuben County Republican Committee and a member of the Chemung County Republican Committee. She served as president of the Hornell chapter of Business and Professional Women/NY and was for many years on the organizing committee for the LPGA Corning Classic. She is survived by her son, David (Nancy) Galleher of Geneva; granddaughters, Kelly (Dan) Chacchia of Webster and Bethany (Jeff) Scaglia of Geneva; great-grandchildren, Justin and Madison Chacchia and Tyler Scaglia; a niece and two nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/7/2007.
ROWLEY MARY ADELLE
Wellsboro Gazettte - March 2, 1950
Cowanesque - Mr. and Mrs. J. Devillo King, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan B. Rushmore were in Corning, Saturday and attended the funeral of Mrs. Eddie King at the Carpenter funeral home. Mrs. King was a sister-in-law of J. D. King.
SCHWEIKART - Beloved husband, father and grandfather, Bert Schweikart, 68, of Roaring Branch, Pa. (Union Twp.) died on Monday, Aug 6, 2007 at the Hershey Medical Center. Born on December 31, 1938 in Williamsport, Pa., Bert was a son of the late Howard and Martha (Nelson) Schweikart. On June 19, 1970 he married the former Cleone VanNoy at Williamsport's Trinity United Methodist Church. Bert owned and operated of the Garden View Motel in Williamsport for over 15 years until his retirement. In earlier years he worked for the Ray-O-Vac Company in South Williamsport until its closure. Bert was a lifetime member of the Old Lycoming Township Volunteer Fire Company and was very active with their fire police for over 25 years. He was also a member of Canton's Moose Lodge 429 and Sons of the American Legion 303. Family was most important in Bert's life. He enjoyed woodworking and in earlier years loved boating on the Susquehanna River. Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Cleone; four children, Barbara Ann Deljanovan of Williamsport, Martha Anna (Brad) Dake of Canton, Mary Jane (Dennis) Miller of Williamsport and John Allen (Jan) Preston of Canton; a special grandson, Chad Michael (Dawn) Saltsman of Canton; 8 grandchildren, Nicholas, Victoria and Rick Miller, Duke and Alicia Deljanovan, Angie Kotch, Allen and Abbigail Preston; five great grandchildren, Penny and Kylie Saltsman, James Martz, Hannah Preston and A.J. Tomak; two brothers and a sister-in-law, William (Shirley) Schweikart, Robert (Marcia) Schweikart and Young Cha "Susie" Schweikart all of Williamsport and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Bert also leaves behind his beloved dog, Brutis. He was predeceased by a brother, Bruce. Visitation will be from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Aug. 12 at Pepper Funeral Home in Canton. A memorial service and life celebration will follow with Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. Burial will be private at Green Lawn Cemetery. Published in the Daily Review on 8/8/2007.
SIRIANNA EDITH J. "DEEDER" CARDMAN
Edith J. "Deeder", Age 91, of 102 Oak Avenue, Elkland, PA, died Thursday, August 9, 2007, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She was born April 26, 1916 in Galeton, PA, the daughter of Peter and Mary Sirianni. She was a homemaker. Edith was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church and the Altar and Rosary Society. She is survived by her sister, Margaret Sirianni, Wellsboro, PA; nephews, Richard and Thelma Sirianni, Hornell, NY, William Sirianni, Hornell, NY, Thomas and Joan Sirianni, Rochester, NY; and niece, Cleora Carroll, Hornell, NY. Edith was preceded in death by her husband, Frank "Shag" Cardman in 1979. She was also preceded in death by sisters, Frances, Stella and Rose; and brothers, John, Joseph, Lewis, James and Anthony. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA, Sunday from 2-4:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Monday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Catholic Church, 111 First Street, Elkland, PA. Father John Kita officiating. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hornell, NY.
SMITH Shannon Lynn
Age 18, of Millerton, PA, died August 10, 2007 in Lindley, NY, the result of a vehicle accident. She was born February 1, 1989 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of Alton and Vicky Winnie Smith. Shannon was a 2007 Honor Graduate of Williamson High School, preparing to attend Corning Community College this Fall. She was a 13 year Honor Girl Scout, a People to People Student Ambassador, and a volunteer at the Lowman Food Pantry. In addition to her parents of Millerton, Shannon is survived by her brother, Chad of Williamsport, PA; her maternal grandfather, Edwin Winnie of Millerton, PA; her adopted grandmother, Joyce Petrocco of Sayre, PA; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of special friends. Friends are invited to call at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will follow there Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. with Rev. Donald Knapp officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shannon Lynn Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o First Citizen's National Bank, RR2 Box 41D, Millerton, PA 16936. Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/12/2007 - 8/14
STAINBROOK David D.
Age 69, of 127 South First St., Knoxville, PA, died August 23, 2007 at 6:27 a.m. at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was born November 21, 1937 in Meadville, PA, the son of Reuben Elmer and Geraldine Marie Rickard Stainbrook. He attended the University of Missouri at St. Louis. He served as a Seargent in the U.S. Air Force from June 1, 1955 to January 18, 1959 as a Pilotless Aircraft Guidance Systems Mechanic. He worked at McDonnell Aircraft in St. Louis on the "Falcon" guided missile. He worked on the Radar bench for the F44 and did work in the "Mercury" and "Gemini" spacecraft as an electronic tech. He worked for North American Aviation on the inertial guidance and bomb navigation systems on the AJ3 "Vigilante" bomber. He worked in the research dept. of the Functional Fluids Group at Monsanto, doing extensive work on cavitation erosion in aircraft hydraulic systems. He owned and operated two successful Ziebart franchises for 15 years. He was the number one Ziebart dealer in the United States in fleet sales, completing many government contracts with the U.S. Army and National Guard. He was a member of the Yoked Church of Knoxville and the Elkland Lions Club. He was a 3rd Degree Mason with the Blue Lodge #25, Bristol, PA. His many interests included hunting, fishing, and photography. He had his private pilot's license, was a volunteer with the PA Fish and Boats Commission and helped stock trout for many years in Tioga and Potter Counties. He is survived by: son, Scott Steven Stainbrook, Lancaster, PA; daughters, Jill Alma (Wade) Gamber, Millersville, PA, Kelley Lynn (Raj) Prasad, Glen Mills, PA; grandchildren, Stephan Stainbrook, Nicholas Stainbrook, Steven Stainbrook, Keagan Gamber, Ian Eberly, Kiran Prasad, Morgan Eberly, Taylor Gamber, Bailey Prasad; brother, Keith (Linda) Stainbrook, Lawrenceville, PA; sisters, Dorothy Boswell, Meadville, PA, Virginia (Harold) Hills, Meadville, PA, Rachel Egli, Wintersville, OH, Ruby Roland, Meadville, PA; sister-in-law, Joann Stainbrook, Montgomery, PA. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kim Marie Eberly in 1999; brothers, Bernard and Kenneth; and a sister, Geraldine Autumn Whitesell. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews. David has donated his body to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Humanity Gifts Registry for the benefit of medical education and research programs. A memorial service will be held at the Yoked Church of Knoxville on Monday, August 27, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be held Monday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Rev. Joel Coleman, offc. A dinner will follow in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Knoxville Public Library to purchase books. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA.
Sayre PA Times Guestbook
Many thoughts and prayers goes out to a former valley girl's daughter, Mary Ellen Charles and her family. Her mother past away unexpectedly last week. Betty (Ward )Lee Betty grew up in the valley but moved to Tucson in 1982. Daughter of the late Ralph Ward of (Sayre) and Mary Rose. She was 59. Betty left behind 6 sisters and 2 brothers. Mother in-law Yvonne Ward. Former Brother in-law Fred Eccleston Prédeceased by sister Nancy (Eccleston)Kurtz and brother Billy Ward and 2 children. She has many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews who resides in the valley.
WARD BETTY LEE
Betsy L., 59, of Tucson, died August 8, 2007. She was a daughter of the late Ralph and Mary Rose Ward. After moving to Tucson in 1982, Mrs. Lee worked in retail management for twenty years before becoming a security officer. Her hobbies included reading, making crafts and country music. She is survived by a daughter, Mary Ellen Charles, and son-in-law, Keith Charles, grandson, Matthew Charles and granddaughter, Kasandra Charles of Arizona City. She leaves her fiancé, Billy Grover of Tucson, six sisters and two brothers. Her husband, William Lee, predeceased her in 2000. Also predeceasing her were a son, Patrick Potts, a daughter, Jamie Potts, a sister, Nancy Kurtz and a brother, Billy Ward. A Service will be held 10:00 am, Wednesday, August 15 at EVERGREEN MORTUARY. Friends may call at the mortuary on Wednesday from 9:00 am until the time of service. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery will follow at a time convenient to the family. Arrangements by EVERGREEN MORTUARY & CEMETERY, N. Oracle & W. Miracle Mile. Published in the Tucson on 8/13/2007.
WASHBURN, Douglas B.
Age 74, of Odessa, NY, died on Thursday, August 2, 2007, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Mr. Washburn is survived by his daughter, Debra and Ralph Daugherty, Odessa, NY; grandchildren, Vickie and Alan Steck, Doug and Tonya Daugherty and Corey and Amanda Daugherty; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Fred Washburn (Jacqueline); special friend, Barbara Higgins; along with his best friend and fishing buddy, Vince (Shannon) Turner. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the Vedder & Scott Funeral Home, 534 Church St., Odessa, NY, on Wednesday, August 8, 2007, from 3 to 5 p.m. Private services and interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/7/2007.
Westfield Free Press Volume No. XXVIII - Thursday, July 5, 1906
Mr. Roswell Weeks of Azelta died last Friday at about 12 o'clock at his home in that place of heart disease. Mr. Weeks was born on the site of the Walters farm on Mill Creek, March 21, 1835, being at that time of his death, seventy-one years of age. He was the son of Dyer and Lucy Weeks, who were among the early settlers in the county. At the age of twenty-two he was united in marriage to Miss Jerusha Swimilar, who died about a year ago. They lived on the Lower Jemison for about twelve years, when they moved to Westfield and resided near the present fair ground. From Westfield he went to Azelta and has resided there ever since. They were not blessed with any children, but some years ago adopted a boy and a girl, who survive them. The funeral was held from the school house at Azelta Sunday at one o'clock. Rev. Julian Lattimer officiating. Besides the two children Mr. Weeks leaves to mourn his loss, four brothers, Ritner of Azelta; Charles of Westfield; William of Potterbrook; John, of Rochester and three sisters, Mrs. Lucretia Wiley of Woodhull; Mrs. Wealthy Reynolds, of Sabinsville; and Mrs. S. C. Inscho, of this place.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA-- Wednesday, July 11, 1906
Mr. Rosewell Weeks, aged 71, of Azelta, died on June 29th of heart disease. He was born on Mill Creek on March 21, 1835. In 1857 he married Miss Jerusha Swimilar, who died about a year ago. The deceased is survived by 4 brothers and 3 sisters. They are: Ritner Weeks of Azelta; Charles Weeks of Westfield; William Weeks of Potterbrook and John Weeks, of Rochester; Mrs. Lucretia Wiley of Woodhull; Mrs. Wealthy Reynolds of Sabinsville, and Mrs. S. C. Inscho of Westfield. Funeral services were held on July 1st, Rev. Julian Lattimer officiating.
WHITNEY LOUISE SMITH
Louise, Age 91 of 3118 Butler Avenue Horseheads, NY died on Sunday August 19, 2007. Louise was born in Tioga, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late Alfred and Ida Mattison Whitney. She married her husband, William L. "Bill" Smith, on April 1, 1941 and he pre-deceased her on November 24, 1999 after 58 years of marriage. Louise was also pre-deceased by her dear son Billy and four brothers and sisters. She was a stay-at-home mom who enjoyed making a good home for her family. Louise was also a surrogate mother to her nephews Richard and Doug and her niece Deanna Smith while her sister Ruth taught school. Mrs. Smith was a 60 year member of Oakwood United Methodist Church in Elmira Heights and a member of Alert Chapter Order of Eastern Star. Louise is survived by her sister Ruth Smith of Horseheads, NY; brother: Jack Whitney of Chemung, NY; sister-in-law: Norma (Ron) Hallstead of Liverpool, NY; brother-in-law: Donald (Mary) Smith of Hector, NY. She is also survived by 9 nieces and 10 nephews and several grand nieces and grand nephews whom she loved dearly. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Mrs. Smith's Funeral Services on Wednesday August 22, 2007 at 10:00 AM at Oakwood United Methodist Church 212 Oakwood Avenue Elmira Heights, NY. The Rev. Patrick L. Holder will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorial donations to Oakwood United Methodist Church 212 Oakwood Avenue Elmira Heights, NY 14903. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/21/2007.
WILCOX - GRAVES, Christine L.
Age 83, of Big Flats, NY, died
to hear the Angels sing on August 2, 2007 from Elcor Nursing Facility, Horseheads, NY. She was born on January 23, 1924, the daughter of the late Reid and Winifred (Lamb) Wilcox. She was predeceased by her sister, Thelma Wilcox Graves, her sister and brother-in-law, Eunetta Wilcox and Bernard Graves. Christine is survived by her husband of nearly 61 years, Donald R. Graves, who were married on August 29, 1946; one son, Milton Graves, FL; two daughters and sons-in-law, Christine and Dennis Baron, Cortland, Carol Ann and Reginald Wills, TX; three grandchildren, Jeffery M. Graves, Diana Graves Beere, Amanda C. Funk; two great-grandchildren, Samantha, Brianna; also several step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Wayland E. Graves; several dear nieces and nephews; loved ones, Linda Rice Graves, Armando Gutierrez, Jr.; and many good friends. Christine was a woman of exceptional character. From square dancing and polka dancing, to her bowling leagues, she always lived life to the fullest. She had also been Assistant Manager for Cinderella Softball, and was an excellent euchre player. Christine was exceptionally dedicated in donating to her community. She received a government acknowledgement for her contributions to the Greater Owego Community Pool, and the American Legion and VFW were also recipients of her generosity among many others. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Big Flats, where she had served as historian. Christine will be remembered for her love of nature, beautiful flowers, and for always carrying a camera to capture and share life's special moments. Above all, she loved her husband, and cherished her three wonderful children. A Funeral Service will be held at Richards Funeral Home, Rt. 17c West, Owego, NY 13827, on Monday, August 6, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Gary Smith, Pastor of the Tioga Center Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Nichols Cemetery, Nichols, NY. Friends are invited to call at Richards Funeral Home on Monday morning from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00. Donations in Christine's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 31 Adams Avenue, Endicott, NY 13760. Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/3/2007 - 8/4/2007.
WULLENWEBER Bernard J.
Age 93, of Elmira, died on Monday, August 20, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He is survived by his daughter, Puck Wullenweber of Ithaca, NY. Born in Winterthur, Switzerland, to Franz and Martha Wullenweber- Muller, he was a resident of New York City before coming to Elmira and residing at Woodbrook. He was predeceased by his wife, Marie A. Wullenweber-van Aalst; and his brother, Werner Wullenweber-Arn. A graduate of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, he worked his whole career for the engineering firm Buhler, AG of Uzwil, Switzerland. It was Bernard's wishes that there will be no calling hours. Interment will be held at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, NY, at the convenience of the family.
WYCKOFF - FAUSOLD, Frances Elizabeth Wyckoff
Died Friday, July 27, 2007, in Arnot Ogden Medical Center. A Memorial Service will be held at the Hector Presbyterian Church on Saturday, August 18, at 11:00 a.m. Mrs. Fausold leaves her husband, William; son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Helene Fausold of Watkins Glen; daughter and son-in-law, Kristina and Tucker Edmonds of Williamsburg, VA; daughter, Helen of Dryden, NY; grandchildren, Eleanor and John Fausold; sister-in-law, Priscilla Fausold Weir; and several nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Helen and James Wyckoff; and by her brother, James I. Wyckoff. Mrs. Fausold was born in Rochester, NY and grew up in Perry, NY. She graduated from the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, PA and Bethany College, Bethany, WV. She and her husband were married in 1952 and lived in Watkins Glen, Valois, and Seneca Falls before returning to Valois and Horseheads. She taught elementary vocal music in Seneca Falls before retiring in 1976. She was Past President of the Seneca County ARC, member and elder of the Hector Presbyterian Church, and member, Secretary and Vice President of the Board of Directors of H.O.M.E.S. Inc. in Ithaca. In 1995, she was awarded the Ron Mack Lifetime Service Award by H.O.M.E.S. Inc. for "years of service as a volunteer on behalf of improved services for people with disabilities." She was also a member of Schuyler County ARC. Frances was the embodiment of "Class" with a capital "C." She was proud of her Dutch heritage and took great pride in her family and their accomplishments. The community is the richer for her presence. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hector Presbyterian Church, Unity House in Ithaca, Schuyler ARC or a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements are by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home of Watkins Glen.
YOUNG - William Packard Young died peacefully on Jan. 12, 2007, at home in Naples, Fl. Bill was born Jan. 15, 1929, in Towanda, PA, son of the late Kenneth Earl and Adeline Packard Young and graduated from Towanda High School, Class of 1947 and received a bachelor’s of science degree in elementary education from Mansfield University and a Masters Degree in administration from George Washington University. In addition, he studied at the University of Virginia and received accreditation in special education at Syracuse University. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. Active in sports, he was a member of the Towanda Black Knights football and basketball teams, and was later inducted into their football hall of fame. He also played for the Mansfield University Mountaineers and with the Marine Corps during his service. As an avid fisherman and hunter, he enjoyed the camaraderie of South Mountain Hunting Camp. As an outdoorsman, he found much pleasure in fishing in Totem Lake while at his summer home. He enjoyed a distinguished career in the field of education. He began as a classroom teacher and continued on in supervision and administration. He was appointed headmaster of the Burgundy Farms Country Day School in Alexandria, VA, where he successfully ran the first integrated private school in VA. He returned to public education at the Arlington Co. Schools as an elementary school principal and later administered the instructional curriculum for the county. As director of the adult and continuing education, he pioneered programs, which were nationally recognized and utilized. He retired as Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services. He was a member of the Arlington County Association of School Administrators and Supervisors, the Association of School Curriculum Development, the Quarry Glen Club, the Towanda Elks Lodge #2191, the Towanda Gun Club and the Towanda American Legion Post #42. Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Marilyn Daron Young; son and daughter-in-law, Daron and Heather Young and granddaughters, Ellie Young and Claire Young, of Amissville, VA; brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Jerome K. and Doris Young, Naples, FL; sister and brothers-in-law, Patricia and Richard Goodwin, Elmira, NY, Olive Williams, Ulster, Gwendolyn Brecher, Naples, FL; brother-in-law and wife, Walter S. and Dr. Patricia Daron, Fairfax, VA and numerous nieces and nephews, whom he loved. A memorial service will be held at the Camptown Community Church at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, with Pastor Helen Learn, officiating. Rocket Courier, 16 August 2007
YOUNG WILLIAM PACKARD
Daily Review from 8/14/2007
William Packard Young died peacefully on January 12, 2007 in Naples, Fl. Bill was born January 15, 1929 in Towanda, Pa. son of the late Kenneth Earl and Adeline Packard Young. He graduated from Towanda High School class of 1947 and earned a Bachelor Science in Elementary Education from Mansfield University as well as a Masters degree in school administration from George Washington University. In addition, he did graduate work at the University of Virginia and Syracuse University where he received accreditation in Special Education. Bill served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. Active in sports, he was a member of the Towanda Black Knights football and basketball teams and was later inducted into their Hall of Fame. In addition, Bill played football for the Mansfield University Mountaineers. As an avid fisherman and hunter, he enjoyed the camaraderie of South Mountain Hunting Camp. He also took great pleasure in fishing at Totem Lake where he loved to spend his summers. Bill enjoyed a distinguished career in the field of education. He began teaching in elementary school and continued on in supervision and administration. He was appointed Headmaster of the Burgundy Farms Country Day School in Alexandria, Va., where he successfully ran the first integrated private school in Virginia. He returned to Arlington County Schools as an elementary school principal. Later as Director of Adult and Continuing Education, he pioneered programs which were nationally recognized and utilized. Bill retired as Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Service. He was a member of the Arlington County Association of School Administrators & Supervisors, the Assoc. of the School Curriculum Development, the Quarry Glen Club, the Towanda Elks Lodge #2191, the Towanda Gun Club and the Towanda American Legion Post #42. Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Marilyn Daron Young; son and daughter-in-law, Daron and Heather Young and granddaughters Ellie and Claire Young of Amissville, Va.; brother and sister-in-law Dr. Jerome K. and Doris Young, Naples, Fl; sister Olive Williams, Ulster, Pa; sister Gwendolyn Brecher, Naples, Fl.; sister Patricia and brother-in-law Richard Goodwin, Elmira, N.Y.; brother-in-law Walter S. and wife Dr. Patricia Daron, Fairfax, Va. and numerous nieces and nephews, whom he loved. A memorial service will be held at the Camptown Community Church at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, with Pastor Helen Learn officiating. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman
? BLISS Gertrude K.
Age 84, of Melbourne, Florida, died on Saturday, August 4, 2007, at the William Childs Hospice House in Palm Bay, FL. Gertrude's calling hours and service were August 10, 2007 at Florida Memorial Funeral Home in Rockledge, FL. The service was moderated by Deacon Sergio Colon of Ascension Catholic in Melbourne, FL. Gertrude was born in Elmira, New York and lived her first fifty-four years there. She assisted her first husband, Richard E. Barber, in the founding of a successful business, Skil-Bilt Fence Co. and served as corporate secretary and treasurer and daily bookkeeper in the fifties and sixties. She maintained an interest until the nineties. Richard E. Barber predeceased her in November 1971. She is survived by her husband of thirty-four years, Wells E. "Pete" Bliss Sr.; two sons, Raymond R. (Jean) Barber of Elmira, NY and Roger M. Barber of Auburn, NY; daughter, Jolene Barber of Durham, NC; stepson, David Bliss of Pleasanton, CA; two sisters, Stella Sydlo and Genevieve Harris of Elmira; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, numerous nephews and nieces. Memorial donations can be made to Health First Hospice, 1900 Dairy Road, West Melbourne, FL 32904. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/16/2007.
? DOSER, Nancy C.
Age 76, of Wellsboro, PA, died July 12, 2007. Family will receive friends on Sunday, August 12, 2007, from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. A Memorial Service will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Gregory Hinton officiating. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/6/2007.
? Gernert, Sophia-Mrs. W B Gernert attended the funeral in Bridgeport, Conn, last Friday of her daughter-in-law, Sophia, wife of Frank C Gernert, Deceased who had been out of health for some years had visited here and her demise is mourned by many friends. A son of 12 with her husband and father survive. Several sisters are also living and Mrs. Gernert’s mother.
? GOODWIN MRS. SHEPARD
Mrs. Shepard Goodwin, wife of the late Shepard Goodwin, died at her home on Main Street, Kingston, Thursday, January 10, from the efffects of a stroke of paralysis, with which she was prostrated about two weeks ago. Her death had been expected for some days, as she was quite an old lady and quite feeble, never having fully recoverd from a former paralytic stroke, which she suffered about one year ago. Mrs. Goodwin was born in Wyoming, Luzerne Co., in October, 1810, and was 79 years old at the time of her death. She married Shepard Goodwin when about 20 years old, and survived her husband only about one year. She leaves one child, a daughter, Mrs. Abram Cool, of Trinidad, Colorado.
? JONES Mrs. Minerva-wife of Rev. Jenkyn Jones, a retired Baptist clergyman, died at her home in Smithfield on pneumonia last Thursday, January 8th, Mr. Jones came here about 20 years ago as pastor of the Baptist church. He remained pastor for five or six years, when he gave up pastoral work and engaged in farming and has continued it ever since. Mrs. Jones was a most estimable Christian woman and will be greatly missed not only by her family, but the church, neighbors and community in general. When her husband was pastor, she filled the pulpit in his absence. The funeral observed from the Baptist church last Monday at 2 o’clock. The Rev. Percy officiating. She leaves her husband, one son, Harry, at home and one daughter, Mrs. Clarine Ballentine.
? KRISE, Florence E.
Age 90, of 218 Buffalo St., Corning, died Saturday, August 11, 2007, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. She is survived by one daughter, Marie and husband, Edward Cole of Lansdale, PA; one son, Wayne Krise of Summerfield, FL; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, one niece; and brother-in-law, Charles Zawko of Elmira. She was predeceased by a sister and a brother. Friends are invited to attend a graveside Memorial Service on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel Knoll Cemetery in Coopers Plains with Rev. Gary McCaslin of the First Baptist Church of Painted Post officiating. There will be no prior calling hours. The family asks that memorials in Florence's name be made to: First Baptist Church of Painted Post, 130 West Water Street, Painted Post, NY 14870. Arrangements have been entrusted to Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 17 West Pulteney Street in Corning.
? Merrill, Mrs. Electra-relict of Enoch Merrill, died at her home in Springfield, Aug 11 of cancer, aged 80 years. One daughter survives her.
? Mundy, Mrs. Hattie E-a sister of Mrs. P S Carpenter, Troy and for some years a member of their home, died in a hospital at Los Angeles, Cal. on July 20th at 8 pm. She was 71 years last March. Mrs. Mundy early in life united with the M E Church and had since been active in church and social life. About five years ago her two sons went to Southern Calif. And she decided to make her home near them in that ideal country where she formed many friendships. Mrs. Mundy will be buried at Long Beach, Cal. by the side of her younger son who died in May.
? SHARPE SARAH
ALMOST NINETY YEARS OF AGE
At East Mauch Chunk, on Tuesday night, about 11 o'clock, Mrs. Sarah Sharpe died at the residence of her daughter, Miss Fanny Sharpe. She was the widow of Richard Sharpe, whom many of the older residents of this city will remember as having died here September 16, 1836. Mrs. Sharpe was born in England January 30, 1800, and was consequentyly within a few days being 90 years of age. Of six children two survive, Miss Fanny Sharpe and Mrs. George Ruddle, of East Mauch Chunk. Richard Sharpe, of West River Street, this city, is a step-son, his mother having died January 10, 1822, sixty-eight years ago. The funeral services will be held in Mauch Chunk January 17, and the remains will be brought to this city on the 12:30 Lehigh Valley train. Interment in Hollenback Cemetery.