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.
AUSTIN Kenneth L.
Age 72, of Elmira, NY, died Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility in Elmira. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/3/2008.
BAILEY - Sharon R. Miller, 63, of 1534 Memorial Ave, died Saturday, March 29, 2008 at Williamsport Hospital after an extended illness. Sharon was the wife for 35 years of the late William F. Miller, Sr. who died August 14, 1999. Sharon worked as a Floor Associate for K-Mart for over 10 years. Sharon was a member of First Southern Baptist Church. Sharon was a devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. Born Sept. 17, 1944 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Harry and Dorothy Bower Bailey. Surviving are sons, William F. (Cindy) Jr. of Linden; Michael L. and Joseph A. of Williamsport; Timothy S. (Jodi) of Hughesville; eight grandchildren and great grandson. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Knight-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Avenue. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 31 Mar 2008
BALDWIN Fredric B. Jr., Age 81, died Saturday, April 5, 2008, at Susquehanna Nursing Home. He was predeceased by his parents, Lillian and Fredric B. Baldwin Sr.; brother, David C. Baldwin; and his former spouses, Jean Baldwin Brown and Mabel Sheeley Baldwin. He was born in Binghamton April 13th, 1926. He is survived by his sisters: Marion Krupitza and Barbara Baldwin of Binghamton; five children, Cheryl (Tim) Strader of Pine Valley, NY, Karen (Casey) Snieska of Binghamton, NY, Kathy (Lou) Savastano of Lake Placid, FL, Cindy Baldwin of Batavia, NY, and Kevin (Lisa) Baldwin of Lake Placid, FL; eight grandchildren: Jennifer (Ron) Strojny of Ovid, NY, Ryan Pastrick of Endicott, NY, Nicole Strader, Charleston, SC, Joseph Falank, NY, NY, Sean Baldwin, Adam Baldwin, Marissa and Jaclyn Baldwin, Lake Placid, FL; two great-grandchildren: Katie and Sarah Strojny of Ovid, NY; and special friends, the Lokietek family of Fredonia, NY. Fred was a lifetime resident of the East Side, leaving only to serve in the U.S. Navy. He worked at Kroehler Mfg. for over 30 years and then Roberts Supply until he retired at 72. He had a sharp mind and a love of trivia, especially history. His interesting stories will be missed, as he loved to converse and kid around with everyone. The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the Hemodialysis staff at Binghamton General Hospital and Susquehanna Nursing Home for the wonderful care Fred received. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations in his memory be made to either of these life-enriching facilities. A funeral service will be held 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 9th, at The Thomas J. Shea Funeral Home, Inc., 137 Robinson Street, Binghamton. Friends may call at the Shea Funeral Home Wednesday from 4 until the 6 p.m. time of service. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family at a later date. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/8/2008.
BENNETT Thomas E. "Tom", Sr., Mount Olive, NC, Age 74, of 117 Jean Street, died Monday. Funeral, 7 p.m., Wednesday, Tyndall Funeral Home, Mount Olive, NC. Visitation immediately following. Committal and interment, 2 p.m., Thursday, Wayne Memorial Park with Full Military Honors. Born in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, he was retired from the U.S. Air Force where he was crew chief mechanic, having served in Korea and Thailand during the Vietnam War. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Howard Lee Bennett, Sr. and Lydia Mae Hackett Bennett; a sister, Cora Hitman; a brother, William Bennett; and several infant brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife, Minnie Ruth King Bennett of the home; a son, Thomas Edward "Tommy" Bennett, Jr. and his wife, Gina of Mount Olive, NC; daughters, Sandra Ruth Roberts of Faison NC, along with her special friend, Wade Hanchey, and Marial Sanders and her husband, Sandy and their family of Huntington Park, CA; two granddaughters; sisters, Ina Chambers of Tioga, PA, and Doris Cowen of Millerton, PA; brothers, Richard Button and John Bennett, both of Caton, NY, Kenneth Bennett of Addison, NY, Elon Bennett of Elon, PA and Bruce Bennett of Elkland, PA; a special nephew, Sgt. William J. "Billy Joe" Bennett and family of the U.S. Army; special nieces, Jessica Bailey and Joanie Nunn of Faison, and Angie Tufillaro of Elmira, NY; and several other nieces and nephews. Flowers welcome, or memorial gifts to Northeast FWB Church Building Fund, 489 Northeast Church Rd., Mount Olive, NC 28365. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/9/2008.
BIRDSALL Leo W., Age 77 of Beaver Dams, NY went to meet his Lord and Saviour on Friday April 11, 2008 at Elcor Nursing Home in Horseheads, NY. Leo was born November 19, 1930 in Proctor, Pennsylvania the son of the late Robert F. and Genevieve Gillson Birdsall. He was a Veteran of The Korean War serving his country with the US Army. Mr. Birdsall married his wife, Myrtle E. Lewis Birdsall, on September 16, 1955 and they would have celebrated their 53rd Wedding Anniversary on September 16, 2008. Leo was a retired employee of Dresser Rand in Painted Post, NY and was a meter reader for the City of Corning. Leo loved gardening and the outdoors and treasured the time he spent with his family and friends. Leo is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 52 years Myrtle E. Lewis Birdsall; daughters and sons-in-law: Robin J. & Richard Kent of Beaver Dams, NY and Sheryl & William Hunter of Beaver Dams, NY; son: Ronald (Carol) Birdsall of Farmington, NY; grandchildren: Derek Kent of Beaver Dams, NY, Kristy Kent of Syracuse, NY, Zachary Hunter and Jerrod Hunter both of Beaver Dams, NY, Roni Marie Birdsall of Buffalo, NY, and Christopher Birdsall stationed with The US Army at Fort Drum, NY; brother: Fred Birdsall of Wells, Maine; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff of Elcor Health Services and Southern Tier Hospice for their kind and compassionate care of their husband, father, and grandfather. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Mr. Birdsall's Funeral Services on Tuesday April 15, 2008 at 11 AM at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY with Pastor William C. Wells officiating. Interment in Beaver Dams Cemetery in Beaver Dams, NY where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Birdsall. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Leo through memorials to Southern Tier Hospice 11651 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830 or to Research for Alzheimer's Disease. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/13/2008.
BLY June L., Age 81, Of Wellsburg NY, died on March 31, 2008 unexpectedly at home. Daughter of the late Dan and Grace Killigrew Bly, she is survived by her sister, Helen B. Tobey of Corning; cousin, Betty Mott of Florida, and several other cousins; nephew, Eugene Tobey of Latham, NY; dear friends, Eunice, Gayle Darlene; and close companion, "Happy." June retired from Thatcher Glass Manufacturing in 1965 with over 30 years of service. She was a serious card player (pinochle and euchre were her favorites), but she was most comfortable out of doors. It was Miss Bly's request that there be no calling hours; a private committal service will be held at the convenience of the family. Because of her love of animals, those wishing may contribute to the Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA, 2435 Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903, in June's memory. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/6/2008.
BORRELLI Matthew Arnold
August 8, 1967 - April 2, 2008 Matthew Arnold Borrelli of Elmira, NY died Wednesday, April 2 due to complications resulting from a spinal injury. He was the son of Nicholas Borrelli and the late Nancy Arnold Borrelli. Matt was a piano prodigy. He gave his first public performance at the age of four in which he played Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, from the Heart and Mouth and Deed and Life cantata by Bach. He continued to perform widely as a child and teenager and studied under Leon Fleisher at The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, where he received a Bachelors Degree in Performance in 1989. Later, Matthew received a Masters Degree in music theory from University of Michigan. A lover of pop culture, sports, opera, an incredible dancer, a brilliant wit, a reliable and honest confidant, he was a wonderful brother, son and friend. Matthew was polymathic; gifted with many intellectual and physical talents in addition to his prodigious musical ability. He was an excellent mathematician, studied poetry as well as American Idol and was an avid naturalist and vegetarian. He loved to hike the trails at Tanglewood and hated driving in cars. He studied flowers. One summer he and his father collected over 100 different varieties of wildflower. Well known and well loved in the community, Matthew was an organist at First Baptist Church. His last field of study was the Riemann Hypothesis, the most important unsolved problem in mathematics. The week before his death he studied the equation from his hospital bed and told his father he had been dreaming about solving it. Matthew had a rich, interesting fantastic life and was possessed of talents, insights, compassion and strengths which very few are gifted. Matthew will be missed by his family and friends. He was "a kind, selfless person who taught many of us here the true meaning of acceptance." In that light, Matthew was an organ donor. Donations can be made in his name to the Reeve-Irvine Research Center at UC, Irvine or The Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience Institute (MBNI), University of Michigan. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. "Through the way where hope is guiding,
Hark, what peaceful music rings!
Where the flock, in Thee confiding,
Drink of joy from deathless springs.
Theirs is beauty's fairest pleasure;
Theirs is wisdom's holiest treasure.
Thou dost never lead Thine own
In the love of joys unknown."
…Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring; J.S. Bach Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/5/2008.
BRANNAKA - Harold E. Brannaka, age 78, of Roaring Branch died on Monday, March 31, 2008, at the Gatehouse in Devine Providence Hospital. Harold was a retired employee of Coleman Campers where he was an engineer and salesman. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed watching football. He was also a member of the NRA. He will be sadly missed by: his wife, Hazel Williams Brannaka; his sons, Harold Alan Brannaka and his wife Patty of Yukon, Pa., and Gary E. Brannaka and his wife Debbie of Hunker, Pa.; as well as his grandchildren, Grant, Kelly and her husband Drew McClellan and Andrea. He is also missed by his brothers Rudolph and Charles Brannaka and their families. He is also survived by: his stepchildren, Doug Williams and his wife Gail of Sayre, Deborah Williams of Towanda, Dale Williams of Canton and Donna Rae Fethres of Troy, as well as seven step grandchildren and 10 step great grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to Harold's "Life Celebration" from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, at the James C. Maneval "Life Celebration" Home, 500 W. 4th Street, Williamsport. Memorial service will begin at 2:30 p.m. His interment will be conducted privately. Donations can be made in his memory to the Gatehouse Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, Pa. 17701. - Published in the Towanda Daily Review on 4/1/2008.
BRINK Robert O., Of Horseheads, NY, died peacefully Saturday morning, April 5, 2008, with his family by his side. Bob was born September 26, 1928, a son of the late Frederick and Daisy Smith Brink. He worked for over 30 years at Cargill Inc. in Watkins Glen, NY, and also worked for many years part time at JCPenney's. Bob was known for his strong faith in God and for his sense of humor. He is predeceased by his twin brother, Richard Perry. Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 54 years, Marjorie Flatt Brink; son, Michael (Lorie) Brink of Elmira, NY, and their children, Olivia and Michael; daughter, Kathleen Brink (David Cutton) of Horseheads, NY, and their children, Michele, Rachel, and Eliana; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, on Tuesday, April 8, 2008, from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Bob's Funeral Service will be held at the Oakwood United Methodist Church, 212 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY, on Wednesday April 9, 2008, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Patrick Holder officiating. He will be laid to rest in Laurel Hill Cemetery at 2 p.m. with Full Military Honors. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Arnot Ogden Medical Center's Skilled Nursing Unit for the wonderful care and compassion they provided over the last year. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/6/2008.
BRUEILLY - PUTMAN, Betty Jo
Age 74, formerly of Mansfield, PA, died Saturday, April 5, 2008, at Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA. Betty was born March 27, 1934 in Covington, PA, a daughter of Raymond and Louisa Marie (Chell) Brueilly. She was a member of the Covington Baptist Church. Betty is survived by two brothers and a sister-in-law, Richard Brueilly of Wellsboro, PA, and Edward and Lillian Brueilly of Mansfield, PA; a sister, Virginia Brueilly of Wellsboro, PA. In keeping with Betty's wishes, there will be no services. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/6/2008.
CASCIO - CRISPINO, Marie Grace
Age 85, of Davis Street in Painted Post, died Monday, April 7, 2008, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Elmira, NY on September 24, 1922 to Anthony and Catherine (Mazzacua) Cascio. She was the wife of Myron Joseph Crispino whom she married in 1951 and was preceded in death by him in 1976. She was graduated from Elmira Free Academy, Cortland State Teachers College and received her Masters Degree from Elmira College. She had taught in Riverside Day School, Kent Phillips, and Lindley Presho mostly in third and fourth grade levels. Marie volunteered for Hospital Chapters, Meals on Wheels, and the Painted Post Food Pantry. She was an active communicant of All Saints Parish, and a member of the Italian American Women's Club, Catholic Women's Club, New York State Retired Teachers Association, and had served as treasurer of the local Corning-Painted Post Retired Teachers Association. She was preceded in death by sisters, Anne (Tony) Malone and Antoinette (Jimmy) Sullivan; brothers, Lawrence (Charlette) Cascio and Joseph Cascio; brother-in-law, Joseph Crispino; and sister-in-law, Rosemary Welty. She is survived by two daughters, Lisa Marie Puccia of Woodstock, GA, and Barbara Jean (John Robb) Saunders of Ormond Beach, FL; one son, Myron Joseph (Anne) Crispino Jr. of Corning; a sister, Amelia Catherine (Carl) Morrell of Elmira, NY; one brother, John Francis Cascio of Fairfax, VA; grandchildren, Lindsey Puccia, Matthew Crispino, Carrie Puccia, Nicholas Crispino, Chelsea, Hillary and John Robb Saunders; sisters-in-law, Lucille (Joseph) Cavallaro, Mary Beth (Joseph) Crispino; a brother-in-law, Paul (Rosemary) Welty; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Calling hours will be held on Friday, April 11th, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 12th, at 10:00 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 115 E. High Street in Painted Post. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY. Memorial donations may be made in Marie's name to First Heritage Federal Credit Union, 110 Village Square, Suite 101, Painted Post, NY 14870, attn: Thomas Millard.
CLARK - During the early morning hours of Monday, March 31, 2008, Muncy resident Berton Kenneth Clark went home to be with the Lord after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 77 years of age and at the time of his passing resided at the Gatehouse Hospice in Williamsport. Born May 12, 1930 at Cogan House Twp., he was the son of Henry S. and Sadie (Miller) Clark. As a young man, Berton answered his country’s call to arms by serving as an Army Medic during the Korean War. He was married to the former Brenda Barrows, and together they shared in the blessings of raising a family. Berton was a man that always had to be busy during something productive. He enjoyed hunting and gardening, but he was most content while working. For many years Berton was a self employed building contractor and continued to work for as long as his health would permit. Berton had a deep, abiding faith in the Lord, and drew strength from his faith when life’s situations threatened to get the better of him. He was a great supporter of Amazing Grace Ministries in Montgomery. When the Heavenly Father called him home, his loving and devoted family was by his side. Berton is survived by his wife, Brenda Clark, at home; mother, Sadie Clark of Cogan House; sons, Richard Clark of Loyalsock, Jeff (Samantha) Clark of Picture Rocks, Donald Waldman of Williamsport; daughters, Tara (Mike) Savage of Hughesville, Linda (Tom) Mathers of Ohio; brothers, Paul (Vi) Clark of Texas, Henry (Rosemary) Clark of Cogan Station, Robert (Leda) Clark of Trout Run; sister, Nancy (Ted) Shelley of Montoursville; six grandchildren, three aunts and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, a son, Kenneth, and father, Henry S. Clark. Visitation will be Thursday, April 3, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the New Life Church, off Route 220 in Pennsdale. Celebration of his life will take place at 11 a.m. with Pastor Carl Vinning of Amazing Grace Ministries and Pastor Robert Lauver of New Life Church officiating. Interment will follow in Steam Valley Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Berton’s name may be directed to the Gatehouse, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701. Professional services entrusted to Morse & Kleese of Canton. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 2 April 2008
Wellsboro Gazette Mar 10, 1921
Mrs. Charlotte Cole Palmer, widow of the late Vine Palmer, died at her home March 1st, aged nearly 81 years. She was born in Chatham Township , April 10, 1840, on the same farm where she died. She lived all her life at the same home. She was the daughter of Isaiah and Betsy Cole, and was married to Vine Palmer in 1859. To them were born two children, Frank L. Palmer and Mrs. Mary Carl who survive her.
CONNER - Gladys L. Bonnell, 82, of Hummelstown, formerly of Williamsport, died Saturday, March 29, 2008 at the home of her daughter. Gladys was the wife of John O. Bonnell, who died Dec. 10, 1994. Gladys was a garment worker and seamstress and enjoyed crocheting. Born July 18, 1925 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of George and Grace Logan Conner. Surviving are daughter, Alice J. (Thomas) Winner of Hummelstown; sister, Maxine Cowles of Columbia, S.C.; grandsons, Duane, Seth and Adam Winner and great granddaughters, Alexis, Sydney and Natalie Winner. Gladys was predeceased by a daughter, Linda R. Giral in 1996, brother, Frances Conner and a sister, Mildred Barto. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family at Wildwood Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Knight-Confer Funeral Home. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 2 April 2008
COOPER Clara Belle
Wellsboro Agitator - June 6, 1928
Death of Mrs. William F. Mack
Mrs. Clara Belle Mack, of Montour Falls, formerly of Knoxville, died May 26, at the Shephard hospital at Montour Falls, after an illness of four weeks of complication of diseases. Mrs. Mack's parents were Jason and Mary Cooper, of Chatham township, Tioga county, Pa., where she was born on January 31, 1877. She attended school and spent the early years of her life in and around the villages of Knoxville and Little Marsh, Pa. William F. Mack and Clara Bell Cooper were married November 24, 1894, at Troupsburg, and went to Knoxville to reside. Almost 12 years ago they built a home and moved to Montour Falls. She is survived by her husband, William F. Mack, and a daughter, Mrs. Arthur R. Ellison. She was a member of the Methodist church of Montour Falls, Tithers' Association, Ladies' Aid Society, Home and Foreign Missionary Societies, and the Loyal Daughters' Class of the Sunday School and the W. C. T. U. Besides these she belonged to the Reading Center Grange, the Rebekah Lodge of Montour Falls, the Pocahontas Lodge and Past Pocahontas Club of Watkins Glen and the Watins-Montour Lady Militants. Out-of-town friends and relatives who attended the funeral were: L. A. Cooper, Mrs. Charles Churchill, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Brownell and Miss Lena May Taylor, of Knoxville; Joseph Cooper, Mrs. Joseph Davis, Harry Davis and Mrs. Leah Davis, of Little Marsh; Roy Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Raplee, of Elmira; Mr. and Mrs. Verne Churchill, of Elmira Heights; Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Ellison, of Reading Center; Charles Perry and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Brown, of Lawrenceville.
COURTWRIGHT - Mathew W. Courtright, a prominet business man Meshoppen, and an ex treasurer of Wyoming county, died at his home there Wednesday morning of heart disease. The deceased was highly respected and was wll known throughout Wyoming county at the time having held the position of County Treasurer. He was a canidate for the nomination of Register and Recorder at the time of his death. He is survivied by his wife, one sister, Mrs. Katherine Lott, also his adopted son, Clarence Kinney Courtright. For several years the deceased was a member of the firm of Courtwright and Vosburg of Meshoppen. The funeral will be held this afternoon. Reva Wagner The Daily Review Towanda, PA.
CRAIN - Bessie O. Shaible, 97, of Muncy, died on Saturday, March 29, 2008, at the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit. Born in Centre County on July 25, 1910, she was the daughter of the late Oliver and Gertrude (Gearhart) Crain. Her husband of 49 years, William F. Shaible, died Feb. 27, 1978. Surviving are two daughters, Ann L. Trick of Muncy and Dorothy (John) Tilburg of Elimsport, one daughter-in-law, Nancy Shaible of Fresno, CA, 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren. She is predeceased by a son, William Shaible, Jr. Bessie co-owned a restaurant with her husband known as Bess and Bill’s Restaurant along Route 15. She worked at other various jobs including Spencer Heating, Sylvania; she was a custodian at the Medical Arts Building, Home Dairy, Little League Baseball, Inc., and the American Rescue Workers. She was a member of the former South Williamsport Free Methodist Church, Sunday school teacher and superintendent, and CYC director. She was also a member of the Twin Hills Church of the Nazarene. Bessie enjoyed many things, spending time with her family, attending church, traveling, shopping, writing poetry, cooking and dining out. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 East Water St., Hughesville with her pastor, Rev. Mike Watson, officiating. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 31 Mar 2008
OSORIO Reinaldo Cruz, died in his sleep on Saturday morning, April 5, 2008, at home following declining health at the age of 82. Born in Puerto Rico on April 17, 1925, Raymond was the son of Felix and Amelia Cruz. He married Sarah Camacho on August 1, 1975, who survives along with their loving children, David, Carlos, Miguel and Janet. He is also survived by his children, Felix, Edwin, Norma and Nilsa; and many grandchildren. Ray was a truck mechanic by trade and was employed by Stella Dora Cookie Co. in NYC for many years before moving upstate to provide his children with a better upbringing. He was devoted to his family and worked very hard to provide a good life for them. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Thursday, April 10, 2008 between the hours of 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 8:15 p.m. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/8/2008.
DAILEY Eva Hackett Whitney
Wellsboro Agitator - April 1, 1903
--Mrs. Eva Hackett Whitney, aged 45, of Middlebury township, died last Tuesday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Henry Gee, in Tioga township. While visiting at Mrs. Gee's home she was seized with typhoid fever, with which she suffered many weeks, and when it had run its course, a fatal complication of other maladies set in. She is survived by four children, one son and three daughters.
ELLISON - Albert R. Ellison, 80, of Watkins Glen, died March 15, 2007 at Schuyler Hospital. He was born in Watkins Glen, NY to Atty’s Arthur R. and Edwina Mack Ellison. He was an avid photographer and co-owner with his wife Marion of Ellison Photo Services in Watkins Glen for over 50 years. He was employed by Willard and Elmira Psychiatric Centers and Schuyler ARC for twenty years prior to retirement. He was active in IOOF serving in the Encampment and the Canton for many years. He was predeceased by both his parents and a brother, Arthur J. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Marion A., brother, William N. Ellison, Supreme Court Justice retired; nephews, Harry A. and William N. Jr.; nieces, Mary P., Anne E. Snelling and Pamela Nichols; and seven grandnieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St. Watkins Glen, this Saturday, March 17, from 2-5pm; with funeral services there at 5:00pm; Pastor Leonard Miller officiating, burial will be at Glenwood Cemetery in Watkins Glen at a later date. Memorials in his memory may be directed to Schuyler Hospital Family of Friends, c/o Schuyler Health Foundation, PO Box 828, Montour Falls, NY 14865. .
ELVEY - Elsie M. Engel, 85, formerly of Edwin St. in Williamsport, died Monday, March 31, 2008 at Centre Crest Nursing Home in Bellefonte. She was born October 27, 1922 in Altoona, the daughter of Daniel and Margaret Waite Elvey. Elsie was the wife of the late Paul Engel who died in 1969. She was a member of the St. Paul Calvary United Methodist Church. Earlier in her life she had been employed by Glamorise, Inc. Elsie was a member of the Duboistown VFW #7863 Ladies Auxiliary. She was very active within the church and the local Senior Centers in the Williamsport area. Elsie is survived by nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother and two sisters. Relatives and friends are invited to Elsie’s Life Celebration service 1 pm Friday, April 4, 2008 at the Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd. “A Life Celebration Home” 500 W. Fourth St. with Rev. John F. Rauhut officiating. A visitation will be from noon until 1 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Family will provide the flowers and suggests that memorial contributions can be made to the St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1427 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 2 April 2008
EVANS Isaiah, Jr.
Age 68, of Elmira, NY, died Thursday, April 10, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/15/2008.
EVANS - Mary L. Neece, 90, of 418 N. Montour St., Montoursville, and a guest at Valley View Nursing Center, died Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at the home. She was born March 19, 1918 in Nordmont, Pa., a daughter of Ortis W. and Amy Louise Boston Evans. She was a graduate of Montgomery High School and retired from Lysock View where she worked as a Nurses Aide. Mary was a member of the Church of Our Saviour in Montoursville, and was active in the Eldred Twp. Volunteer Fire Co. and auxiliary. She enjoyed bingo, sewing, homemaking, and especially loved her great granddaughter, Miah. She is survived by her daughter, Marion L. (Paul) Rogers of Montoursville; a sister, Erma Shoemaker of Montgomery; nieces and nephews; two step grandchildren, and three step great grandchildren. A graveside service will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 4, at the Montoursville Cemetery with the Rev. Christine F. Purcell officiating. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 2 April 2008
FANNING - Betty A. Fanning age 80, of 3005 Watkins Road, Horseheads died Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira. Miss Fanning was born in New Rochelle on July 11, 1927, the daughter of the late Edward F. and Evelyn (Mulhall) Fanning. She graduated from Mamaroneck, N.Y. High School, and also graduated from secretarial school in New York City. Betty had been employed over 40 years with American Can, in Armonk, NY where she had served as an executive secretary. She was a member of St. Augustine Church in Larchmont, and after her retirement worked as a parish secretary at St. Augustine. Betty had also been a volunteer with the American Cancer Society thrift shop in Larchmont, NY. She is survived by her one brother: Edward (Helen) F. Fanning of Corning, NY, nephews: Peter Ells of South Beach, NY, Steven Ells of Fairfax, VA, David Ells of Cheshire, CT, William Fanning of Londonderry, N.H.; Robert Fanning of Madison, WI; nieces: Nancy Cronin of Marlbrough, CT, Eileen Fanning of Corning, NY; Barbara Fanning-Dowdell of Syracuse, NY, and Patricia Ells of New Rochelle, NY. Betty was predeceased by a sister, Joan Ells. Funeral services were held March 29th, 2008 at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in the Bronx, N.Y. Following the services a luncheon was served at the Villa Maria Academy hosted by Sister Patricia’s congregation of Notre Dame. Burial will be at a later date in the family plot in Calvary Cemetery, Queens, N.Y. Arrangements entrusted to Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St. in Corning. - Corning Leader, 2 April 2008
FAULKNER Harry W.
Age 56, of Elmira, died Sunday, March 30, 2008. Harry was predeceased by his brother, Eddie Faulkner in 2005. He is survived by his mother, Gertrude Tubbs Faulkner of Montour Falls, NY; a sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Jack Roll of Caton, NY; and six nieces. Harry was a driver for Totem Taxi Service over 12 years. A memorial service was held at the Riverside Town Hall. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the McInerny Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/4/2008
FLOOK - Christina Ann Eyler Balch, 35, of 1500 Miriam Avenue,
Garner, NC, and formerly of Hagerstown, Maryland, died, Saturday,
March 29, 2008, at her home. Born Friday, January 12, 1973, in Hagerstown,
Maryland, she was the daughter of Daniel C. Flook, III, and step mother
Lucinda K. Flook of Williamsport, PA and Robin R. Eyler Crabb and step
father Thomas A. Crabb of Hagerstown, MD. She was a 1991 graduate of North
Hagerstown High School. Christina was previously employed at One of a Kind
Catering and St. Maria Goretti High School. She was a former member of
the Hagerstown YMCA Swim Team and the Starland Roller Rink Speed Team.
Christina enjoyed golfing, fishing and was a diehard hockey fan. Besides
her parents, she is survived by her husband of seven years, Trey Balch;
two sisters, Holly C. Crabb of Hagerstown, MD, and Crystal R. Crabb of
Hagerstown, MD; three brothers, Jeremy David Eyler of Williamsport, MD,
Daniel C. Flook, IV of Phoenixville, PA, and Matthew P. Flook of Williamsport,
PA; maternal grandmother, Patricia A. Eyler of Hagerstown, MD; maternal
great grandmother, Margaret Hinman of Hagerstown, MD; paternal grandmother,
Betty Jane Flook of Hagerstown, MD; numerous aunts, uncles cousins and
nieces and nephews, and special friends, Angie, Wendy, Carrie and Amy,
and special canine friends, Barney, Shem and Max. She was preceded in death
by maternal grandfather Wilbur “Bo” Eyler and paternal grandfather Daniel
Charles Flook, Jr.
Graveside memorial services will be held Friday April 4, 2008 at 2:00 PM at the Cedar Lawn Memorial Park 17636 West Washington Street, Hagerstown, MD with the Pastor Terry King and the Pastor Jim Davies officiating. Following the committal a celebration of Christina’s life will held at 800 Medway Road, Hagerstown, MD Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville, MD 21767. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, Maryland. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 1 April 2008
GETGEN - Wanda A. Gottschall, 97, left her earthly body on March 28, 2008 and is now with the Lord. Her last earthly residence was Rose View Center where she lived eight years, formerly of the Court of Rose View. Wanda loved life, her family and being with people. She was the wife of Roland Gottschall for 52 years. Wanda retired as a manager of the Cafeteria at Cochran Elementary School after 23 years of service. Wanda also worked at the Carroll House for 25 years. St. Paul-Calvary United Methodist Church was her church for over 60 years. She was a Sunday School and Bible School Teacher, teaching children all her adult life. Wanda loved music and sang in the church choir. Until her passing she often broke into song at Rose View and was always active at church helping others. Born July 21, 1910 in Antes Fort, she was the daughter of Clyde and Clara E. Bailey Getgen. Surviving are daughter, Lindsay N. (Byron) Campbell of Williamsport: grandson, Jeff T. Campbell of Fredericksburg, VA and nephew, David Detweiler of Lock Haven. Wanda was predeceased by her husband, grandson, Gregory Campbell, two brothers and four sisters. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, 1427 Memorial Avenue with Rev. John F. Rauhut officiating. There will be a visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be at Jersey Shore Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers and suggests contributions be made to the Memorial Fund or Funds for the Future at the church. Knight-Confer Funeral Home. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 30 Mar 2008
GORG Perry H., Sr., 79, of Gaines, PA, died Thursday, April 10, 2008, at the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport. Born August 6, 1928 in Yochum Hill, PA, he was the son of the late Fred and Heather "Hattie" (Gnau) Gorg. In 1968, in Galeton, he married the former Pauline Cobb, who survives. Perry worked at the Westfield Tannery and Pure Carbon. He was a member of the Galeton Loyal Order of the Moose #826 for 42 years and held the Pilgrim's Degree. Surviving, besides his wife, are sons, Perry H. (Patricia) Gorg, Jr. of Doylestown, PA, and Tye Pickett of Elkland, PA; daughters, Megan L. (Erwin) Hummel of Pennsburg, PA, and Beverly D. (Thomas) Jones of Pittsburg, TX; nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; a brother, Arnold Gorg of Galeton; sisters, Irene Meshula of Galeton, and Helen Lazorchak of Cross Fork, PA; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service on Thursday, April 17, 2008, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with Funeral Services following at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Karl W. O. Runser, III will officiate. A Pilgrim Degree Moose Service will also be held at that time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gale Hose Ambulance Association, the Goodyear Fire Company, or the American Cancer Society. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/13/2008.
HAIRE - Venita C. Haire Alderson, 88, widow of Vinette Alderson and well known resident of LeRaysville, Pa., died Tuesday morning, April 8, 2008, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa. Venita was born in Rush Twp., Susquehanna County, Pa., on Aug. 9, 1919, the daughter of the late Charles E. Haire and Mina Wilbur Haire. She was a graduate of Rush High School, Rush, Pa. and in early years was employed by the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Company in Endicott, N.Y. On Oct. 5, 1946, Venita married Vinette Alderson in Rome, Pa. Venita assisted her husband in the operation of the Alderson family saw mill in LeRaysville for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years on July 12, 2003. Venita loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also enjoyed playing cards, flowers and fishing. She was a member of the Neath Welsh Congregational Church, Neath, Pa., Rome Chapter No. 26 Order of Eastern Star and the Auxiliary of the LeRaysville Fire Company where she assisted in preparing for many community dinners over the years. Venita also served on the election board in LeRaysville for many years. Surviving are: her daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and Carl Russell of LeRaysville, Pa.; her son and daughter-in-law, Verne and Maxine Alderson of LeRaysville, Pa.; eight grandchildren, Kyle Russell and his wife Aundi Russell of Seattle, Wash., John Alderson and his wife Nancy Alderson of LeRaysville, Pa., Amy Bennett and her husband Brett Bennett of Laceyville, Pa., Alicia Hutchinson and her husband Chris Hutchinson of Cadis, Pa., Lanny Russell and his wife April Russell of LeRaysville, Pa., Jim Alderson and his wife Melinda Alderson of LeRaysville, Pa., Elting Russell and his wife Kristine Russell of North Pole, Alaska; Angela Alderson and Dan Maffei of Windham, Pa.; 16 grandchildren, Zachary, Connor, Bradley, Miranda, Evan, Brady, Soma, Maya, Issac, Elijah, Joel, Abram, Chloe, Cody, Tyler and Ethan; brother and sister-in-law, Orville and Leona Haire of Florida; sister-in-law, Harriet Haire of Neath, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her brothers, Oliver, Emery and Vernon Haire and by her sister, Eula Giffin. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday evening, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2008, at the Neath Welsh Congregational Church, Neath, Pa., with the Rev. George Jatko, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in the Rushville Cemetery, Rushville, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the LeRaysville Fire Company in care of John Keegan, Box 24, LeRaysville, Pa. 18829, or to the Neath Welsh Congregational Church in care of Calvin Bacon, HCR 34 Box 12 D, Warren Center, Pa. 18851, in Venita C. Alderson's memory. Submitted by Carol Brotzman. Daily Review on 4/10/2008.
HENRY - Christopher George Henry, age 45, of Gillett, PA, died Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at his home. Christopher was born June 4, 1962, a son of Janet Henry. He is survived by a son Kris Alexander Henry. There will be no services. Arrangements have been entrusted to Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA.
HOTCHKISS William A
Syracuse Herald Journal (Syracuse, New York ) - July 4, 1966
Cortland - William A. Hotchkiss, 85, formerly of Cortland, died in Binghamton Saturday morning. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Beard Memorial Home. Burial will be in Cortland Cemetery. Friends may call 7 - 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. He is survived by a son, Clarence Hotchkiss, of California and a daughter, Miss Sarah C. Hotchkiss, Cortland.
JOHNSON Alan J. "AJ", died on Thursday, April 3, 2008, after a courageous battle with cancer at the Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca. AJ was born on December 10, 1949 in Elmira. He served with distinction with the US Marine Corps in Vietnam. AJ was awarded the Marine Corps Combat Action Ribbon among numerous other awards. Several years after his discharge from the USMC he joined the National Guard Co. B, 204th Engr Bn in Horseheads. AJ devoted his life to the National Guard and was retired as an active duty Staff Sergeant in 2003. He served at "Ground 0" after 9/11 and was profoundly affected by the loss of life at the World Trade Center. AJ was as unique as a man could be. When the Good Lord made AJ, He surely threw the mold away. He was a lover of nature and animals. For many years he lived down on the Chemung River until his house finally collapsed. Those who knew AJ and loved him knew they had a friend for life. There was nothing he wouldn't do to help a friend. He was loyal, trustworthy, independent and the salt of the earth. What you saw was what you got. His friends and his beloved Beagle, Cletus will sorely miss AJ. It's not how long you live on this earth that matters; it's what you do while you're here. AJ did it his way. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads. Calling hours will be on Wednesday evening, April 9, 2008, from 5-7 p.m. AJ's Funeral Service will be held at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Bill Vallet, Pastor of the United Methodist Church in Pine City. He will be laid to rest in Bath National Cemetery at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 10, 2008, with Full Military Honors. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/6/2008.
JONES - Sarah Luella Remchuk, 93, of Hornell, died Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 172 Terry St. She was a retired teacher at Arkport Central School and taught at Campbell and Addison Central Schools. Survivors include her children, James Remchuk of Hornell, Robert Remchuk of West Chazy, Bonnie Dunn of Milan, Ill.; brother, G.M. Jones of the Swale. Calling hours are 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 5 at the Bender-Brown and Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo St. Services will be held there at 4:15 p.m. Saturday, April 5, the Rev. Michael Childs officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Canisteo. - Corning Leader, 2 April 2008
KIDNEY - Leland I. Kidney age 99, of Blossburg, died Friday March 28, 2008 at the Green Home, Wellsboro. Leland was born December 28, 1908 in Raymond, the son of the late Millard and Eliza Green Kidney. Leland married Helen on April 10, 1937; together they celebrated 52 years of marriage until her death in 1989. After Leland retired from farming in Raymond, he moved to Shinglehouse, where he was active with the senior center meals on wheels. Leland was a former member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church of Coudersport and a current member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church of Blossburg. Leland is survived by daughters Marie and her husband James Smith, Blossburg, and Marlene and her husband Brian Smith, Cumming, GA.; a sister Wilma Kelly, State College, grandchildren, Ralph and Vanessa Smith, Donna and Jay Achenbach, and Marsha and John Beal, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Preceding Leland in death in addition to his wife Helen were sons Arthur, David, and Larry, two sisters and a brother. Family and friends are invited to call at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg Tuesday April 1st from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. funeral service will follow the viewing at 2 p.m. with Pastor Michael Bernard and Pastor Fred Hyde officiating. Burial will be at Raymond cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1004 S. Main St. Coudersport, PA 16915, or the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 116 N. Williamson Rd. Blossburg, PA 16912. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 31 Mar 2008
KNAPP - William A. "Bill" Knapp, formerly of Bradford, Pa., died March 29, 2007, in Troy, Pa. He was born on Feb. 7, 1911, in Bradford, Pa., the oldest son of William B. and Augusta Schneider Knapp. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Allis (Hastings), whom he married on June 12, 1936; his parents; his brothers, the Rev. Robert Knapp and Donald Knapp; a son-in-law, the Rev. Dr. Lewis R. Thomas; sisters-in-law Helen Hastings Smith, Eunice G. Hastings and Mona S. Knapp; and brothers-in-law, George D. Hastings and Joseph H. Smith. A sister-in-law, Janet Young Knapp of Hiawassee, Ga., survives. Also surviving are his children, Mary Ruth (George) McKean of Pittsburgh, Pa., Allis Louise Thomas of St. Louis, Mo., Nancy (Thomas) Neilson of Towanda, Pa., and Thomas A. (Patricia) Knapp of Fairfax, Va.; as well as nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Knapp retired from Kendall/Amalie Division of Witco Chemical Corp. in 1976 after 42 years, where he served in several capacities, including laborer, shipping clerk, advertising manager and manager of lubrication sales. A member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bradford, Pa., he served as deacon and elder. He was an active member of the Bradford Kiwanis Club and was a 50-year member of the Union Lodge 334 F and AM and the Coudersport Consistory. His community involvement included: Boy Scout Troop 2, president of the Bradford Area United Fund in 1969, and the Board of Directors of the Bradford City Redevelopment Corp. After his retirement, Bill and Mary Allis moved to Green Valley, Ariz., in 1978, where they joined the Valley Presbyterian Church. Mr. Knapp was a board member for the Kiwanis Club of Santa Rita, and the KWSeal Hi-12 Club. He was a member of Elks Lodge 2592 of Green Valley for several years and was an active volunteer in the Community Food Bank, and affiliated with the Alzheimer's Association of Southern Arizona. Mr. Knapp returned to Bradford in 2000 and resided at Chapel Ridge until 2004, when he became a resident of the Highlands Care Center in Laporte, Pa., for a year. In 2005 he moved to the Personal Care Home in Towanda, Pa., before moving to the Bradford County Manor in Troy, in 2007. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday April 5, at the First Presbyterian Church in Bradford. Interment will be in the family plot in Tidioute, Pa., at the convenience of the family. The family requests that memorial contributions may be directed to; the First Presbyterian Church, 54 E. Corydon St., Bradford, Pa. 16701; the First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St., Towanda, Pa. 18848; or to the Alzheimer’s Association, National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave. FL 17, Chicago, Ill. 60601-7633, in William A. Knapp's memory. Published in the Towanda Daily Review on 3/30/2008.
KNECHT - Mary L. Fox, 88, formerly of Davidson Road, Jersey Shore, died Sunday, March 30, 2008, at the Jersey Shore Hospital. She had been a guest at Manor Care since February of 2007. She was born at Mill Hall R.D. on June 5, 1919, one of 10 children of Walter and Margaret Bitner Knecht. She was a 1937 graduate of Lock Haven High School and married Clifford S. Fox Oct. 12, 1938. He died in September of 2002. She was a homemaker most of her life. Early in her life, she was active in 4-H projects in State College. She was active in the old Antes Fort School PTA and for several years participated in home visits for Fresh Air Children. She was a member of Antes Fort United Methodist Church for over 60 years. She taught the youth Sunday School Class and was a member of the Church Board and the United Methodist Woman’s Society. She enjoyed gardening, quilting and sewing. Her survivors include three daughters, M. Irene Welshans of Loganton; Joyce E. Meyer of Maineville, OH, and Barbara E. Garrish of Severn, MD; four sons, Richard E. of Macon, GA, T. Wayne of Jersey Shore, Robert N. Sr. of Jersey Shore and Stephen R. Sr. of Havelook, N.C.; 23 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Clair Knecht of Zion, Ray Knecht of Dillsburg; four sisters, Evelyn Tupper of Milesburg, Helen Reish of Bellefonte, Peggy McGill of Vail, AZ and Isabel Eisenhauer of Buffalo, N.Y. She was predeceased by siblings, Elizabeth Courter, Mildred Coakley and Lowell Knecht. Mary’s Life Celebration will begin with a visitation on Friday, April 4, 2008 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Antes Fort United Methodist Church with services following at 11 a.m. with her pastor, Rev. Thomas Jones, officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Mary’s family suggests contributions be made to either the Antes Fort United Methodist Church Building Fund, 39 Main Road, Antes Fort, PA 17720 or the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701. The Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, “a Life Celebration Home,” of Jersey Shore is handling arrangements. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 1 April 2008
KONKLE - Claire E. Foenar, 98, formerly of Montoursville, died on Monday, March 10, 2008. She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Lindberg and Shirley Bergonci; and a brother, Cloyed M. Konkle. A private graveside service will be held in Montoursville Cemetery. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 1 April 2008
KOSKEY - Josephine A. Hyde, 85, of 400 Lycoming St., Williamsport, died on March 30, 2008 at the Williamsport Hospital. She was born on February 17, 1923 in Williamsport, the daughter of Albert and Sara Baker Koskey. Surviving her is a son, Richard D. Hyde of Rabenel, S.C.; a sister, Alice Horn of Cogan Station; five grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Preceding her were her parents, a daughter, and two brothers. There will be a graveside service on Wednesday, April 2, 9:30 a.m. in Montoursville Cemetery with Rev. Connie A. Waugh officiating. There will be no visitation. Arrangements by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 1 April 2008
LADD - RICKER Jacquelyn Ladd, 1935-2008, Was born September 25th, 1935 in Elmira, NY, and died March 30th, 2008 in Payson, AZ. Mrs. Ricker graduated from Southside High School in Elmira, NY, and then attended Upsala College in East Orange, NJ. Mrs. Ricker returned to her native Elmira, and worked at the American Bridge Division of the U.S. Steel Corp in Elmira, where she met her husband. After moving to Glastonbury, CT, she volunteered in several civic organizations while rearing their two sons. Then Mrs. Ricker began a career in genealogy and worked her way up to be Office Manager of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists. During this time, she became an active member in several genealogy organizations. She also became a prolific researcher of genealogy archives and was a noted author and editor of several genealogy publications. After retiring from The Connecticut Society of Genealogists, Mrs. Ricker moved to Payson, AZ with her husband and continued her extensive Genealogy research and publishing. She also has been active with the Library Friends of the Payson Public Library, The Gila County Historical Society and The Zane Grey Cabin Foundation. Mrs. Ricker was predeceased earlier this year by her husband of nearly 50 years, David T. Ricker. Mrs. Ricker is survived by her sons, David W. Ricker of Dallas, TX, and Dr. Jonathan E. Ricker (Nancy) of Danville, KY. She is also survived by her mother, Arthea Johnson of Prescott, AZ; two brothers, William E. Ladd (Mary) of Scottsdale, AZ and Gary A. Ladd (Vivian); two grandchildren, Jeffrey L Ricker and Rachel E. Ricker, both of Danville, KY; four nephews and one niece. A celebration of life will be held from 11:00 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008, at Messinger Payson Funeral Home, 302 W. Aero Dr., Payson, AZ, followed by a graveside service at Mountain Meadows Memorial Park. Memorial gifts may be sent in Mrs. Ricker's honor to the Library of Friends, Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Rd., Payson, AZ 85541; Payson Humane Society, 812 S. McLane Rd, Payson, AZ 85541; RTA Hospice, 511 S. Mud Springs Rd., Payson, AZ 85541; and the Zane Grey Cabin Foundation, 201 N. McLane Rd., Payson, AZ 85541. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/4/2008.
Age 92 died peacefully at Bethany Manor in Horseheads, NY on Thursday April 10, 2008. Calling Hours and a Mass of Christian Burial will be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/12/2008.
MACK Edwina Jane
Attorney Edwina Jane Mack Ellison, age 93, died Friday, June 30, 1989.
Funeral services were held in the Watkins Glen United Methodist Church, Monday, at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Vernon Lee and Rev. Eric Bildberg officiating. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery. Funeral by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen, N.Y. She is survived by two sons, Albert Ray Ellison and Justice William N. Ellison; four grandchildren; one great grandchild. From Jimmy Mack.
MACK William F
The death of William F. Mack, of Montour Falls and Watkins Glen, occurred at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Sunday afternoon. Although Mr. Mack had not been in the best of health for more than a year his death came to his family and a wide circle of friends with startling suddenness. He had had a heart seizure about two weeks ago and his condition grew worse so rapidly that he was taken to the Packer Hospital a week before his death where all that medical science could do proved unavailing. This death brings to a close a life of unremitting industry and unselfish personal service and devotion. Sincere of purpose, he met with unwaivering fidelity each days task and found his greatest happiness in the consciousness of duty well perofrmed. ...Mr. Mack was born at Ludlowville, Tompkins, NY on Sept. 16th, 1871 and was the son of George and Edwina Corthrell Mack. His mother died several years ago but the aged father who has now passed his 92nd milestone lives to mourn the loss of a loving and devoted son. Mr. Mack was twice married, his first wife having been Clara Belle Cooper, of Little-Marsh, Pa, to whom he was Married November 24, 1894. The young couple came at once to this village where Mr. Mack had a position with the salt company now known as the International. To them was born their only child, Edwina, wife of District Attorney Arthur R. Ellison of this village. After working for the Salt Company about twleve years Mr. Mack entered the employ of the late General John E. Mulford of Montour Falls and since his death continued with his son E. H. Mulford who maintains a summer home in that village, of which Mr. Mack had the entire charge. The mutual confidencce and esteen growing out of this relationship furnishes an enduring testimonial to his character and worth. To Mr. Mulford and his family Mr. Mack's death comes as a great personal loss. Mr. Mack's second wife was formerly Mrs. Nellie Millspaugh of this village to whom he was married about two years ago. Besides his grief stricken widow, and beloved daughter he is survived by three grandchildren; his father, George Mack; and sister, Mrs. George Cratsley of Ovid NY and one brother, Powers L. Mack of Ithaca. The funeral will be held from the Methodist Church in Montour Flls, conducted by the Rev. E. D. VanDyle, pastor of that church, assisted by Thre Rev. Alfred saxe, of the Watkins Glen Methodist Church and the Rev. T. H. Williams of Blossburg, PA. The Official Board of the Montour Falls Methodist Church will act as pall bearers, interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Schuyler County, NY.
MANTLE - Nevin W. Mantle, 84, of 2437 Middle Road, Jersey Shore, died Friday, March 28, 2008, at the Gatehouse at the Divine Providence Hospital in Williamsport. Born August 16, 1923, in Nippenose Valley, he was the son of Alfred N. Mantle and the former Edna M. Laubach. His wife, the former Helen I. (Toots) Garrett, preceded him in death January 23, 1999. They were united in marriage October 13, 1945, in Alexandria, Virginia. For 22 years he was employed by Piper Aircraft and later retired from Met Fab Industries. Nevin enjoyed framing, gardening, and mowing his lawn. He also attended the Oriole United Methodist Church. Nevin served his country during WWII in the United States Army in France. Surviving is two daughters; Jeanne M. Engel and Beverly A. Murray of Jersey Shore, three sons; Duane F. (Sherry) Mantle, Kevin W. (Cheryl) Mantle and Mickey C. (Michelle) Mantle, all of Jersey Shore, 12 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, six step grandchildren and 5 step great grandchildren, four sisters; Gertrude Leer of York Springs, Isabel Yorks and Carol (Dale) Straub, both of Jersey Shore and Marjorie Lee of Monroe, La., three brothers; Ralph Mantle, Clair (Carol) Mantle and Boyd Mantle, all of Jersey Shore. Nevin was preceded in death by his wife Helen, a son Johnny, his mother and father and a brother, Paul Mantle. Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 10 a.m. in the Oriole United Methodist Church. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday evening in the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. Burial will be in the Oval Cemetery. His pastor, the Rev. Thomas Jones will officiate. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions be made in his name to the Oriole United Methodist Church or to the St. James Lutheran Church. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 30 Mar 2008
McCOMIS, Pastor Curtis R. Sr., Age 65, of Millport, went home to be with the Lord Sat., April 5, 2008, at Robert Packer Hospital. He was born in Chelsea MA, the son of the late Marion and Emma McComis. He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Jane, their children and grandchildren. He also leaves behind his beloved flock, where for 23 years, he pastored the Bible Speaks Community Church, affiliate member of Greater Grace World Outreach in Baltimore, MD. Family and friends are invited to call at the Bible Speaks Community Church 2013 Crescent St., Millport, NY on Sunday April 13, 2008 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Family and friends are further invited to attend his Face to Face Memorial to be held immediately following calling hours and fellowship at his church on Sunday April 13, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Harry Weiskopf officiating. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/7/2008.
MILLER Ralph R., Age 82, of Kreger Road, Morris, PA, died April 7, 2008 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorials Hospital, Wellsboro. He was the husband of Margaret E. Powell Miller, whom he married August 17, 1949. Ralph was born April 17, 1925 in Nauvoo, PA, the son of the late Alvin Romain and Ruth Ellen Hyde Miller. He was prior owner/operator of Miller's General Store, store manager for Acme and Market Basket, and laborer at Corning Glass. Ralph was a member of the Morris/Blackwell United Methodist Church, life member of the Morris Township Fire Department, past member of Lorington Grange, member of the Ossea Lodge #317 F. & A.M., Wellsboro, PA, member of Original Pennsylvania 1000 Yards Bench Rest Club, life member of NRA, member of Pine Ridge Hunting Club, former member of Woodhouse Hunting Club, member of 55+ Club and the Canyon Square Dancers. Surviving are his wife, Margaret; sons, Steven Ralph (Marilyn) Miller, Scranton, PA, Jeffrey L. (Ruth Anne) Miller, Blackwell, PA, and Mark A. (Valerie) Miller, Nauvoo, PA; daughter, Jann M. (Edward T.) Cruttenden, Wellsboro, PA; three grandchildren; sisters, Arlene (Earl) Schaner, Sauquoit, NY, and Elizabeth Steckler, Palmyra, PA; brothers, Carl (Helen) Miller, Liberty, PA, and Robert (Mary Esther) Miller, Plainfield, PA. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Allen Miller. Friends and family are invited to Ralph's Life Celebration on Wednesday, April 9, 2008, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, April 10, 2008, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Memorial service Thursday, April 10, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at the Funeral Home with Pastor Robin Baer officiating. If desired, memorials in his memory may be made to the Morris Township Fire Department, P.O. Box 95, Morris, PA 16938; or the Morris/Blackwell United Methodist Church, c/o Pastor Robin Baer, P.O. Box 41, Morris, PA 16938. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/8/2008.
MOON Carter Alan
Age 6 weeks, of 11 Hillcrest Drive, Painted Post, passed from his parents' embrace on Friday, April 11, 2008, at University Hospital in Syracuse. Carter was born in Elmira on February 26, 2008, the son of Chad Alan and Melanie (Peters) Moon. During the precious little time he spent in their arms, he filled his family's hearts with love, laughter and unending joy. With the brightest of eyes and the cutest of smiles, he will forever and always be remembered as his Momma & Daddy's precious little boy. He is survived by his mother and father; and paternal grandparents, Richard and Jean Moon of Painted Post, NY; maternal grandparents, William and MaryAnn Peters of Addison, NY; uncle, Rick (Andrea) Moon of Elkland, PA; uncle, Brian (Mary) Moon of Fairport, NY; uncle, Darwin (Jennifer) Moon of Morrisonville, NY; uncle, Kurt Moon of Painted Post, NY; aunt, Carmen (Robert) Slagle of Woodland Park, CO; aunt, Michele (Mark) Corby of Painted Post, NY; aunt, Amanda (Patrick) Mills of Syracuse, NY. Calling hours will be on Wednesday, April 16th from 5-7 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street, Corning, NY where the funeral will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 7 p.m. with Reverend Sandra Olmstead officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Painted Post at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/15/2008.
MOORE - Harrie B. “Skip” Moore Jr., 87, of Waneta Lake, died Sunday, March 30, 2008 at home. He was retired from Eastman Kodak in Rochester after 40 years of employment and was a former Tyrone town supervisor. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Nancy R. Moore, at home; three sons, Bob E. Moore of Hilton, Richard A. Moore of Tucson, Ariz., Tom A. Moore of Rochester; two daughters, Nancie L. Collison of Mountain Top, Pa., Mary Cay Wessel of Canandaigua; two sisters, Jeanne Blom of Wisconsin, Dottie Lou Blackwell of Florida. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are with the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. - Corning Leader, 1 April 2008
MOUREY Daniel Rennslaer
Wellsboro Agitator - January 13, 1932
Daniel Rennslaer Mourey died at his home in Detroit, Dec. 31, at midnight. He was born Aug. 6, 1872, at Little Marsh, Tioga county, son of John S. and Irene Toles Mourey. In 1900 he went to Midland, Michigan with his friend Willard Seeley and family. In 1902 he married Miss Edith Unger of Midland, and they resided in Detroit 22 years. Two years ago he retired on a truck farm outside the city. He was an expert mechanic and a fine musician. The deceased is survived by his wife and two sisters, Mrs. H. B. Matteson, of Knoxville, Pa., and Mrs. E. C. Trowbridge of Gaines; also one nephew, John Trowbridge of Gaines, R. D. 1, Tioga county.
OLIVER - Shirley I. Engler, age 85, died on Saturday, March 29, 2008 at Founders Pavilion. She was born on May 5, 1922 in Corning, the daughter of the late William and Caroline Knickerbocker Oliver. Shirley was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ and a member of the Women of the Moose. She will be remembered by all who knew her as a warm and caring person with an incredible sense of humor. Her last years were truly blessed by the care and love she received from the staff at Founders Pavilion and her family will always be grateful. She is survived by her sons Ronald (Jaime) Engler of Henderson, NV and Russell (Kelly) Engler of Oswego, NY, daughter Dianne Bavisotto of Corning, 8 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Elwood L. Engler on August 6, 1997. It was Shirley’s wish that there be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held at a time to be announced at Coopers Plains Cemetery. Arrangements by Carpenter’s Funeral Home. - Corning Leader, 1 April 2008
PECARO - Nicholas J. “Nick” Pecaro, 78, of Hornell Gardens, N.Y., formerly of 88 River St., Hornell, N.Y., died Saturday, March 29, 2008 at Robert Packer Hospital after a long illness. He was employed at the former Erie Railroad, at Richfield Gas Stations in Hornell, and as a bartender at the Belvidere Restaurant in Belvidere, N.Y. and Lou’s Tavern. Survivors include his brother, Louis Pecaro of Bath, N.Y. There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 3 at St. Ann’s Church in Hornell, N.Y. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hornell, N.Y. Arrangements are with the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, N.Y. - Corning Leader, 1 April 2008
Wellsboro Agitator - January 29, 1908
Mr. David Palmer, formerly a resident of Middlebury, died at his home in Pittsfield, Warren county on Jan. 15th, aged 91 years. He was the last of a family of fifteen children, his parents being Abraham and Hannah Palmer, who were among the earliest settlers in Tioga county. He resided near Shinglehouse for a number of years and had been a mail carrier for 30 years. Four children survive him.
The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga, PA -- Tuesday, March 12, 1878 Pg 3
Died - in Middlebury, January 27, 1878 of dropsy, Mr George Palmer in the seventy-seventh year of his age.
Mr. George Palmer, a notice of whose death will be found elsewhere, was a respected citizen of Middlebury township. He was born in Vermont, March 16th, 1801, and came with his parents to Bradford county when about five years old. He moved into this county in 1835, and resided on the Big Marsh about seven years. He then went to Middlebury, where he remained up to the time of his death, earning the respect of all his neighbors by a life of industry and honesty. (Tuesday, March 12, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA-- Wednesday, July 19, 1922, Pg 1
Loyal Palmer, son of Griffin and Amy Losey Palmer, died July 7, at his home, three and one half miles northeast of Burdett, NY. Mr Palmer was born June 8, 1853 in Middlebury. He lived there until 1886, when he moved to the town of Hector, NY where he has since resided, with the exception of a year and a half which he spent in Seneca County, NY. When he was eleven years old his father enlisted in the Civil War and after serving 3 months was killed in the Battle of the Wilderness. Thus his mother, a sister and himself were left to earn a livelihood. Mr Palmer was thrice married. His first wife was Mary Bradley of Keeneyville, who only lived 6 months. On November 10, 1883 he was married to Mary L. Rogers of Burdette, to them one son, John G. Palmer was born and on Dec. 26, 1896 she passed on. Jan. 19, 1898 he married Martha J. Bell of Hector who died Sept. 26, 1918. Mr Palmer is survived by a sister, Arvesta Losey of Tioga; his son John G. Palmer at home; two grandchildren, besides many nephews and nieces. The funeral was held from his late home July 10, Rev. Mr Stevenson, of Bennetsburg officiating; interment in the Hector Union Cemetery.
PALMER Vine H
Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday, May 18, 1905
Little Marsh May 17
Vine Palmer, who lived near Chatham Valley, died last Thursday after a week's illness, aged about 70 years. He leaves a widow and two adult children. Mr. Palmer had been supervisor of Chatham township for several years and was a good and accommodating neighbor. The funeral was held from the house on Sunday afternoon and the large number of friends and neighbors who assembled to pay their last respects to his memory manifested the esteem in which he was held by all. Rev. F. C. House officiated at the services.
POLLARD James H.
62, of Route 5, Lairdsville, died at home on Sunday, April 13, 2008, after a long illness. He was born in Los Angeles, CA on May 24, 1945, a son of James D. and Virginia Mae Lowther Pollard and grew up in Erie, PA. Jim served as Commander of the National Guard, Mansfield, PA unit for many years, was chief of Osceola Ambulance Corps and was a member of the Osceola Volunteer Fire Dept. He was a salesman for Wehle Electric for many years. On May 26, 1983 he married Ellen Simpson. He is survived by his wife, Ellen; his children, James Donald "Donnie" at home, Carol Phelps of Wellsboro, PA, Virginia Draper of Bath, NY, James F. Pollard of Charleston, AR and Wendy Schaaf of Northwood, NH; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; his sister, Jan Raffensperger of Prescott, AZ; his stepbrother and stepsisters, Gail Tameris, Genie Keeney, Emery Frome and Laurel Knudsen; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and his stepmother, Buddie Mae Pollard. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 17th at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main Street, Elkland, PA. Local arrangements by Owens-Pavlot Funeral Service, Inc., Clinton. Please consider donations to Multiple Sclerosis Resources of CNY, Inc., PO Box 237, E. Syracuse, NY 13057. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/15/2008.
POTTER Ira S
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA-- Wednesday, February 21, 1912
Mr. Ira S. Potter died at his home at South Dansville, NY on Feb. 2 after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, one son, William, of Dansville, NY; four stepsons -- Ed Hackett of Wellsboro; Fred of Leetonia; Avery and Tom of Dansville, NY; one sister, Mary Galton of Nunda, NY and two brothers, Joseph of Pavillion, NY and Chas., of Geneseo, NY
Wellsboro Agitator - May 31, 1911
--Mrs. Eli Thomas died at her home in Troupsburg, N.Y. on May 12. She was the daughter of Asa Preston, of Farmington, and was the mother of ten children, six of whom survive her. Buried in Chenango Cemetery, Troupsburg, N.Y.
PULASKI - In Loving Memory Of...Lorraine M. Galvin, Corning,
Lorraine M. Galvin, age 77 years, of 8 Highland Drive, died Friday, April 4, 2008, at her home. She was born November 28, 1930 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Lawrence Lepkoske and Katherine Pulaski. She was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy and St. Joseph School of Nursing in Elmira, NY. She was a Homemaker. Lorraine and Thomas were married September 5, 1953 in Elmira. She was a member of All Saints Parish attending St. Mary's Church, Corning, NY. Lorraine enjoyed gardening, golfing and bird watching. Lorraine was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Thomas Galvin; daughter, Kathleen M. Galvin of Falls Church, VA; three sons, Michael Galvin of Clifton Springs, NY, Thomas J. Galvin (Anne) Galvin of Painted Post, NY, Matthew D. Galvin of Himrod, NY; two grandchildren, Jack and Mason Galvin; brothers, Thomas Lepkoske and Richard Lepkoske both of Elmira, NY; also numerous nieces and nephews. Lorraine was predeceased by her parents; and two brothers, David and Donald Lepkoske. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, on Tuesday, April 8, 2008, from 5-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church, Wednesday, April 9, 2008, at 10 a.m. with prayers of Committal. Interment will be held at a later date in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY. The family would appreciate memorial donations be given in Lorraine's name to: Steuben ARC, 6838 Industrial Park Rd., Bath, NY 14810-8315. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/7/2008.
RINEBOLD Lynn R.
Age 64, of Gillett, PA, died Monday, March 31st, 2008, at the Bath Veterans Hospital, Bath, NY, after a courageous battle with cancer. Lynn was the son of the late Earl Rinebold and born in Elmira, NY, December 16th, 1943. Lynn is survived by his mother, Ruth Wheet Rinebold of Port Charlotte, FL; sister, Gayle (Richard) Sturdevant of Gillett, PA; brother, Lee Rinebold of Port Charlotte, FL; ex-wife, Donna Cokley of Wilkes Barre, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Heidi and Gerald Price of Hunlock Creek, PA; son, Earl Raymond Rinebold of Wilkes Barre, PA; stepdaughter, Heather Brown of Mehoopany, PA; grandchildren, Diamond, Alexis, Courtney, Dustin, Tyler; niece and nephew, Rebecca, and Brent and Chelsey Sturdevant; great-nieces and nephews, Mallory, Mitchell, Pamela, Lillian, Kyle, Jonathon. Memorial services will be held at a later date to honor the life of Lynn, and will be announced. Lynn will be remembered by all who knew him for being a very giving person. He was an auto racing fanatic who loved participating on the pit crew for Gene Sharpstein. Lynn drove truck all over the United States for several carriers since 1982. In 2007, he retired from Jones Motor Co. He was very proud to be an Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam War, as a Jet Engine Technician. He was a very loving brother who in the last year enjoyed getting reconnected with family. Memorials in Mr. Lynn R. Rinebold's name may be directed to HOPTEL, c/o The Buffalo VA Hospital, 3495 Bailey Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14215. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/3/2008.
ROSS - Arlene Jean Hiney, 82, formerly of 371 Irwin St., Lock Haven, died Sunday March 30, 2008 in the Susque-View Home in Lock Haven. Born October 29, 1925 in Jersey Shore, she was the daughter of John H. Ross and the former Margaret M. Powell. She was preceded in death by her husband William J. Hiney May 7, 1976. They were united in marriage August 2, 1946 in Jersey Shore. For many years she was a member of the Covenant United Methodist Church and was retired from Woolrich Inc. Jean was a 1943 graduate of the Jersey Shore High School and was a member of the former Pioneers. Surviving are 3 sons, William C. (Janet) Hiney of Greensboro North Carolina, James R. (Kathy) Hiney of Lock Haven and John P. (Jody) Hiney of Lock Haven, 2 daughters, Margaret L. (Norm) Johnson of Mill Hall and Gale R. Panaski of Lock Haven, 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 2 sisters, as well as a granddaughter, Shaynna Russell. Funeral services will be Friday April 4, 2008 at 10 a.m. in the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening in the funeral home. Burial will be in the Oval Cemetery. Rev. Kathy Kind her pastor will officiate. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 31 Mar 2008
RUGGLES James H
Wellsboro Agitator - November 19, 1941
James H. Ruggles, of Roseville, died Nov. 13, after an illness of three months. He was born April 1, 1863, son of the late Daniel W. and Rosetta Ruggles, and resided in Gaines for a number of years, where he was employed as a harness maker, later moving to Elmira, where he operated a grocery. He married Miss Maud Bookmiller, of Gaines, who died in 1916, and later he married Mrs. Mary Newell, of Elmira, who died in 1935. He is survived by a son, Earl, and a grandson, Robert, of Newark Valley; a brother, Arthur, of Corning; a sister, Mrs. Eva Beach, of Arlington, California; two half-brothers, Charles G. Ruggles, of Geneva, and Eben Ruggles, of Mimico, Canada; two half-sisters, Mrs. Hazel R. Brace, of Mansfield, and Mrs. William Stone, of Roseville. Burial in Germania, Pa., Saturday.
SCHNAUTZ - CARPENTER Melinda L. "Moe"
A long time resident of Southport died peacefully, Sunday afternoon, March 30, 2008 at her home following a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 51. Born on September 5, 1956 in Elmira, Moe was the daughter of Earl & Anna Parfitt Schnautz. In addition to her parents, Moe is also survived by a brother, Earl W. (Debbie Lackey) Schnautz; two nieces, Katie and Brittany Schnautz; her long time companion, Joseph O'Neil with whom she had shared many wonderful years and their cat "Jax". With a warm and friendly smile, Moe was well known, very well liked and made friends easily. She was employed by Danna's Pizza and later was employed by Anne's Pancakes for over 10 years and also for United Cerebral Palsy in Horseheads as a cook. Moe was a caring and compassionate person who enjoyed bowling and gardening. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, on Friday, April 4, 2008 between the hours of 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A memorial service will take place on Saturday afternoon (1p.m.) at the funeral home with the Reverend William Vallet officiating. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/1/2008.
SHARRETT - Paul M. Sharrett, 16, of Angelica Street, Almond, died Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at St. James Mercy Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was a sophomore at Alfred-Almond Central School, and he worked at Rupert’s Restaurant. Survivors include his parents, Tom and Linda Sharrett of Almond; and two brothers, Stephen Sharrett of Olympia, Wash. and Kevin Sharrett of Almond. Calling hours are from 4-8 p.m. Friday, April 4 at Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 5 at St. Ann’s Church in Hornell. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Freemont. - Corning Leader, 2 April 2008
SNOWBURG Lewis B.
Of Horseheads died very suddenly Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at the age of 75. Born on May 10, 1932, Lewis was the son of David R. & Lucy Bly Snowburg. He served his country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Lewis was employed by Moore Business Forms for many years as a pressman. An outdoorsman, he was an active member of the Pine City Rod & Gun Club where he enjoyed archery, hunting and fishing. Surviving is his brother, John Snowburg of Tennessee; nieces, nephews and friends. Guests will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sunday, April 13, 2008 between the hours of 4-6 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 6:15 p.m. with full military honors accorded in the Gardens for Mr. Snowburg. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/12/2008.
STICKLER - Herbert W. Stickler, 92, formerly of Steamtown Road, Lindley, died Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at Absolut Care of Three Rivers. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include his children, Nancy Taft of Lindley, Linda Gilligan of Bath, Charles Stickler of Addison, Larry Stickler and Gerald Stickler, both of Prattsburgh, Dennis Stickler of Lindley. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Caton. Arrangements are with the Acly-Stover Funeral Home, Corning. - Corning Leader, 2 April 2008
STRZEPEK - Genevieve T. Strzepek Sutryk York, our rock of foundation and mother of 90 years, left us to be with her maker in Heaven on Sunday March 30, 2008. We all will miss her dearly and await to meet her again to join our circle of love that she so well displayed to all of us; her five children, Frank (Rhoda) Sutryk of Virginia Beach, VA, Mary Ann (Edward) Machuga of Bradford, NY, Leonard (Jean) Sutryk of Beaver Dams, NY, Alice (Harry) House of Bradford, NY and Joseph (Anne) Sutryk of Bradford, NY, 29 grandchildren, 62 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, sisters-in-law, Joan Buck, Regina Parulski, Pauline Sutryk and Sophie Strzepek and her loved cat Mandy. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph Sutryk in 1960; her brothers, Joseph, Anthony, Albert, Peter and Frank and granddaughter Laura. She was a retired Postmaster from the Bradford Post Office, she also worked at Westinghouse and Bausch & Lomb and owned a Family Food Business and Ice Cream Shop. She was a loving grandmother who enjoyed crocheting, singing, crossword puzzles, listening to books and playing cards. She was a member of St. Stanislaus Church in Bradford and the Bradford Grange. Friends and family are invited to Fagan’s Funeral Home in Bath today, April 2nd from Noon-3:00 pm with Funeral Services to follow at 3:00 pm with Reverend Pat Connor officiating. Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Bath, NY. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Genevieve’s name may be made to the St. Stanislaus Church Main Street, Bradford, NY 14815. - Corning Leader, 1 April 2008
SWAN Eleanor Myers
Of Sag Harbor, NY, formerly of Elmira, died at home on March 25, following a long illness. She was the daughter of Florence and Charles Swan and the widow of Eamon S. Fearon of Sag Harbor. She is survived by a daughter, Anna Maggie Swan Fearon; her sister and brother-in-law, Mary Jane and Charles Belinky; brother, John Charles Swan; nieces, Katherine and Alexandra Belinky; stepchildren, Tracey Schoenblatt and Michael Fearon; and two grandsons, Zachary and Maxx Schoenblatt. Funeral services were held in Sag Harbor. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/4/2008.
TOWNSEND Devere A. "Doc", A long time resident of Pine City died Thursday morning, April 3, 2008 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following an illness at the age of 75. Doc retired from Sears Roebuck where he was employed for 43 years. He is survived by his loving wife and companion, Ruth Jolley Townsend with whom he shared many wonderful years. In honoring his wishes there will be no services.
UNDERWOOD - GROAT, Alice G.
Age 65, of Breesport Rd., Lowman, NY, died peacefully at her home with her loving family by her side. Alice was born in Rochester, NY, daughter of the late Leonard and Elizabeth (Kinner) Underwood. It was Alice's wish that there be no services held for her. Her family's request is that no phone calls or visits to the family are necessary. Arrangements are under the direction of the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/7/2008.
VanKUREN Theodore P. (Teddy)
Age 74, of Elmira, NY. He was born December 16, 1933 in Towanda, PA, son of the late Theodore R. and Mildred (Schmeckenbecher) VanKuren and died on Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at home. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Nancy Turnois; and is survived by his sister, Phyllis Pipher of Towanda, PA; along with many friends. Teddy was an avid swimmer and member of the Holiday Inn Pool Club. He was a member of Elmwood Avenue Baptist Church for 26 years, where he served 9 sessions on the Board of Trustees and was assistant organist. At Teddy's request, there will be no calling hours and services will be held privately at the family's convenience. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/5/2008
WELLER - Virginia Hannah Weller Pfeiffer, 90, a resident of McNett Road, Montgomery, PA, died on Friday, March 28, 2008, in the Williamsport Home following an extended illness. Born in Montgomery, Lycoming County, PA, on Thursday, October 11, 1917, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Emma L. (Dunn) Weller. Virginia was the widow of Frederick E. Pfeiffer who preceded her in death on February 25, 2006. They shared 63 years of marriage but had been together as sweethearts since the eighth grade. She was a 1935 graduate of Montgomery-Clinton High School and a 1937 graduate of the former Dickenson Junior College, which is now Lycoming College. In her senior year, she was elected May Queen by her fellow students at the college. Following her graduation, she was employed by several industries and later by the former First National Bank of Montgomery as a bookkeeper. Virginia was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Montgomery where she was a member of the Busy Beavers Sunday School class, the United Methodist Women and the administrative council. She served as the financial chairperson and was a former primary Sunday school teacher. Virginia was a member of Laureate Zeta Gamma chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She enjoyed flower gardening, animals and nature. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Frederick G. and Susan Pfeiffer of Montgomery, PA and one grandson, Frederick Edward Pfeiffer. Funeral services will be conducted from the First United Methodist Church of Montgomery, 41 West Houston Avenue, Montgomery, PA at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 with Roosevelt Brown, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Clinton Twp., Lycoming County, PA. Friends may call Monday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 40 E. Houston Avenue, Montgomery, PA or on Tuesday from 12 to 1 p.m. at the church. The family will provide the flowers. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 41 West Houston Avenue, Montgomery, PA 17752 or to the Lycoming County S.P.C.A., 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 30 Mar 2008
WELLS - James Elbridge Wells, 67, died Tuesday April 1, 2008 at his residence in Sayre.He was born in Herrick Township on June 18, 1940, the son of James E. and Irene (Hitchcock) Wells. In his youth, James enjoyed tinkering on antique cars, tractors and steam engines. He also had a love of music, playing various instruments all his life at many events and functions. Survivors include his children James E (Debbie) Wells of Maine; Melody (Shawn) Bentley of Sayre; Susan (David) Miller of French Asylum; Ralph (Brenda) Wells of Sayre; Karen (Donald) Fuller of Meshoppen, and James T Wells; Sister Marlene Kitchcart of Athens and brother Charles (Darlene) Wells of Litchfield; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a very close friend Wilma Burgess. He was preceded in death by his parents; James E Wells Sr. on January 22 1995 and Irene M Wells on November 16 1982; a sister Virginia Swingle on February 13 1973. A memorial service will be held at Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S Main St., Athens on Friday, April 4, 2008 from 10-12. Burial service will be following memorial service. Submitted by Carol Brotzman
WYBLE Ernest D. Sr.
Age 63, of Tioga, PA, died Saturday, April 5, 2008, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Ernest was the husband of Louise (Bowmaster) Wyble. He was born May 10, 1944 in Bloomingdale, NJ, a son of Neil and Eleanor (Rhinesmith) Wyble. Ernest attended Calvary United Methodist Church, was a member of American Legion Post 235, past member of Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce, former Coach and Board Member for Tioga/Lawrenceville Little League, and past member of the Tioga Old Home Day Committee. Ernest was a U.S. Army veteran having served in Vietnam. He was an Arts and Crafts Activity Aide at Broad Acres in Wellsboro, PA. Ernest is survived by his wife, Louise; five sons and daughters-in-law, John J. and Fran Wyble of Hutto, TX, Jeffrey M. and Kriss Wyble of Round Rock, TX, Edward J. and Sherry Wyble of Tioga, PA, Tim J. and Chrisann Wyble of Snowshoe, PA, Jason V. and Amanda Wyble of Tioga, PA; one daughter, Laura L. Wyble of Allport, PA; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Sandie Ann Wyble of Bloomingdale, NJ; Aunt Eileen and Uncle Raymond of Wayne, NJ; 18 grandchildren, James, Jennifer, Shawn, Kyra, Crystal, Dawna, Sierra, Hannah, Jessie, Megan, Josh, Lane, Nicole, Tristen, Billy, Aspyn, Nevaeh and Ella. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, April 8, 2008, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held immediately following the visitation at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Strozyk officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Calvary United Methodist Church, PO Box 237, Lawrenceville, PA 16929. Published in the Star-Gazette from 4/6/2008 - 4/7/2008.
? KEMP, Robbie L.
80, of Tuxill Ave., died March 28, 2008. She was a retired nurse's aide from St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. Calling hours are 10 a.m.-Noon Wednesday, April 2nd at Friendship Baptist Church. Services will follow at Noon. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/1/2008.
? LEWIS - Mrs. Margaret Lewis, widow of the late Joseph Lewis, died shortly after 6 o'clock Saturday evening at the home of her son H.G. Lewis on Mix Lewis, age 85 years. Several months ago time "as the waves make toward the pebbled shore, so her minutes hastened to their end," and death came quietly and peacefully. Deceased is survived by one son, Horace G. Lewis, with whom she had made her home for the past twenty-four years, and two daughters, Mrs. F.C. Schumann of Chicago, Ill., Miss Coryl Lewis at home. Funeral services will be held at the Lewis home at 4:30 o'clock Monday afternoon and the body will be taken to Dushore. Tuesday morning for interment. Reva Wagner Daily Review Feb. 27, 1911.
? Mrs. Jane OWEN
Speacial to The Review
Owen Mrs. Jane Owen, wife of C. S. Owen, died yesterday morning at 7 o'clock at the family homes in Wells, aged 76 years. She has been ill aabout four weeks with stomach trouble. She was highly regarded by all who knew her. She is survivied by her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Delos Eaton of Wells Reva Wagner The Daily Review Towanda, March 11, 1911.
? STEMERMAN Ruth
Age 88, a longtime resident of Elmira, and wife of the late Robert Stemerman, died on March 15th, in Dania Beach, Florida. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Bruce Surry of New York City, Steve and Suzy Stemerman of Moraga, CA, Larry and Laura Stemerman of New Canaan, CT, Bruce and Pamela Stemerman of Potomac, MD; grandchildren, George, Julie, Taylor, Paige, Tyler and Justin. She was very involved in community activities, to numerous to list. Those wishing may make memorials to Congregation Shomray Hadath, 1008 W. Water Street, Elmira, NY 14905; or to Citymeal-on-Wheels, 355 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/1/2008.