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BAILEY - On the evening of Monday, April 21, 2008, James Edward Bailey of Troy, RR 2, went home to be with the Lord while surrounded by his loving family. He was 75 years of age. Known to family and friends as Ed, he was born in Troy Township on June 25, 1932, and was the son of Albert L. and Beatrice (Whiting) Bailey. Throughout most of his working life Ed was a truck driver, most recently having been employed by Ecolab in New Jersey, retiring in 1990. He was married to the former Velma A. Heater, and together they raised a son and a daughter. A devoted family man and diligent worker, Ed spend many years on the road and seeing his family only on weekends. But he saw to it that they wanted for nothing. Although he truly enjoyed driving his rig, Ed looked forward to his retirement and to the time when he could surround himself with those he loved. He enjoyed tending to his flower garden and was meticulous about caring for his lawn. He enjoyed camping and traveling, especially to Florida. Ed also was a man of faith, and had a deep passion for the Biker Haven Church and his church family. Ed is survived by: his wife, Velma at home; a son, James L. and Barbara Bailey of RR 2, Troy; a daughter Lucretia Sweetman of Troy; grandchildren, Nichole Bailey and James W. Bailey; step grandson, Cory and Roxanne Lovett; step great-grandchildren, Ray Ann, Samantha and Ethan; sister, Edith Elaine Gee of Troy; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Beatrice Bailey. Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, resuming from noon until 1 p.m. on Friday. Service will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday with Pastor David Storrs of the Biker Haven Church officiating. The family will provide the flowers, and suggest that memorial contributions be directed to Biker Haven Church, RR 2, 115-B, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. 16914. - Towanda Daily Review, 23 April 2008

Age 63 of Montour Falls, NY, died on Monday, April 28, 2008. Gary was predeceased by his father and mother, Erwin and Norma Johnston. Gary is survived by his wife, Nancy Curren-Beers; daughter, Lisa (Chris) Cranmer, Elmira, NY; son, Joshua (Ricci) Curren, Odessa, NY; and four much loved granddaughters, "grandpa" to Katrina and Arianna Cranmer and "bompa" to Camryn and Ashley Curren. Gary is also survived by his very special father and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Belknap, Spring Hill, FL; sisters-in-law, Susan (Robert) Rohrig, CT, Judith (Andrew) Bruns, IL; brother-in-law, Robert (Susan) Belknap Jr., CT; several nieces and nephews; special cousin, Wanda Skellett, NY. Gary was a graduate of Broome Community College after which he served two years in the US Army in Vietnam. He was an independent insurance adjuster for over 35 years. Gary will be remembered best by his family for his living life every day to the fullest, sharing his words of wisdom and his wonderful sense of humor. The family will honor Gary's wish for a private memorial service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830, or to a charity of one's choice.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/30/2008.

BENNETT - Thomas Edward “Tom” Bennett, Sr., 74, of 117 Jean St., Mt. Olive, NC, died Monday, April 7, 2008. Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, April 9 at Tyndall funeral Home, Mount Olive, NC. Visitation immediately followed. Committal and interment will be held Thursday, April 10 at 2 ;.m. at Wayne Memorial Park with full military honors. Born in Tioga County Dec. 16, 1933, he was retired from the United States Air Force. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Howard Lee Bennett, Sr., and Lydia Mae Hackett Bennett; a sister, Cora Hitman; and a brother, William Bennett. He is survived by his wife, Minnie Ruth King Bennett of the home; a son, Thomas Edward “Tommy” Bennett, Jr. of Mount Olive, NC; daughters, Sandra Ruth Roberts of Faison, NC, Marial Sanders of Huntington Park, Calif.; two granddaughters; sister, Ina Chambers of Tioga, Doris Cowen of Millerton; brothers, Richard Button, John Bennett, both of Caton, NY, Kenneth Bennett of Addison, NY, Elon Bennett of York, Bruce Bennett of Elkland; a special nephew, Sgt. William J. “Billy Joe” Bennett and family of the United States Army; special nieces, Jessica Bailey, Joanie Nunn of Faison, Angie Tufillaro of Elmira, NY; and several other nieces and nephews. Memorial gifts may be made to Northeast FWB Church, Building Fund, 489 Northeast Church Road, Mount Olive, NC 28365. - Mansfield Gazette, 9 April 2008

BOWDITCH W. Raymond Jr., Age 88, recently of Biltmore Dr. and formerly a resident of Bethany Village, died unexpectedly at home on April 13, 2008. He was born February 7, 1920 in Philadelphia, PA, the son of the late W. Raymond Sr. and Laura (Haas) Bowditch. Mr. Bowditch was predeceased by his loving wife, Elizabeth of 56 years, in 2001. He is survived by his son, Dr. Robert R. (Linda) Bowditch of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Thomas Bowditch of Raleigh, NC and Kathryn (Corey) Bowditch Evans of Apex, NC; and great-grandchildren, Abigail and Brennan. Mr. Bowditch was a longtime member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church. Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Ray was a graduate of Drexel University having earned his Bachelor in Science in Chemical Engineering. His engineering career was specialized in Epoxy Resins and spanned several decades to include many different manufacturing companies. He retired from Toms' River Chemical Company in Tom's River, NJ, but also worked at chemical plants throughout the world including Mexico, Japan and Switzerland. In his leisure, he enjoyed woodworking, boating, golf, tennis and stamp collecting. Family and friends will be invited to a memorial service celebrating his life to be scheduled later in the summer months at a time to be announced. The family will provide their own flowers and gratefully request those wishing express their sympathy through memorials in Mr. Bowditch's name to Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 2872 Westinghouse Road, Horseheads, NY 14845.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/19/2008.

BOX - LANGENDORFER Joyce B., Age 87 of Horseheads, NY formerly of Honesdale, PA and Sidney, NY died on Friday April 18, 2008 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Mrs. Langendorfer was born June 13, 1920 in Honesdale, PA the daughter of the late Cecil T. and Ervilla Mackle Box. She was also pre-deceased by her sister Harriet DeMartino of Clark, NJ. Joyce married her husband, Leroy Harold "Hal" Langendorfer, on July 3, 1942 and they would have celebrated their 66th Wedding Anniversary on July 3, 2008. Mrs. Langendorfer retired in 1983 as a bank teller at The Sidney Federal Credit Union in Sidney, NY. Joyce loved her family and friends and cherished the time she spent with them. Mrs. Langendorfer is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 66 years Leroy Harold "Hal" Langendorfer; sons and daughters-in-law: Gerald K. & Joyce Langendorfer of Wytheville, VA and William T. & Margaret Langendorfer of West Branch, Michigan; daughter and son-in-law: Debra J. & Jeffery Todd of Lansing, NY; grandchildren: Scott H. & Summer Langendorfer, Lisa & Joshua Levi, Alison & Jaime Green, Jacob & Amy Langendorfer, Nicholas Langendorfer, Joshua Todd, and Tyler Todd; seven great grandchildren; brothers: Kenneth M. Box and George Box both of Honesdale, PA; sister: Margery Gregor of Honesdale, PA; sister-in-law: Jane Supko of Forest City, PA; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Mrs. Langendorfer's Memorial Services will be held at The First United Methodist Church of Horseheads, NY with the Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne officiating. Gravesite Services will be held on Tuesday April 22, 2008 at 2 PM in East Canaan Cemetery in South Canaan, PA. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/21/2008.

BRIGGS Albert Leroy, Jr., Husband, Father, Grandfather, Age 73, of Elmira, NY, died Thursday, April 17, 2008, at home surrounded by his family. Albert is survived by his wife, Carolyn; his children, Robin (Del) Ward, Lou Ann (Brent) Harkness, Robert (Debbie) Fitzwater, Carol Anne (Nathan) Harkness, Brenda (Charles) Weigel, and Ann Marie Briggs; grandchildren, Christie, Dante, Heidi, Brian Ross, Erica, Thomas, Chelsea, Britney, Ashley and Jenna; brothers, Allan, Alton, Arlan, Alden and Alvin; also survived by sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and many friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Albert Sr. and Anna. Albert lived in the Elmira area most of his life and attended Southside High School. He began working construction at an early age, eventually owning his own construction business. For the last twelve years he found joy in farming, working until he became ill. Albert had many passions in life, he was a life member of the NRA and enjoyed hunting, fishing, collecting coins, hats, and belt buckles. In his spare time he enjoyed reading a good western or history book and was known to enjoy country music. He loved his family dearly, and found true love in his one and only wife, Carol, he will be surely missed, but deeply loved forever. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Saturday for a celebration of Albert's life; calling hours will be from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. with a Funeral and Committal Service to follow Saturday at 4:00 p.m. The Reverend Donald Rockwell will officiate. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care Inc. in Albert's memory; envelopes are available at the funeral home.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 4/18/2008 - 4/19/2008.

ESKELI-FARLEY, Bettyjane, 77, of Jamesville, NY, went home on Monday, April 14th, to join her beloved father, Richard Eskeli; mother, Clara Martha Eskeli-Loomis; her brother, Herbert; and sister-in-law, Phyllis Eskeli. Born in Lancaster, NY, she grew up in Cohocton and moved to Elmira in 1944. She graduated from Elmira Free Academy and worked 21 years as a dental assistant in Elmira before moving to Syracuse where she worked for the City and Marshalls Inc. She was a devote Lutheran and a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Elmira and Atonement Lutheran Church in Syracuse. She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Allan "Bud" Farley; niece, Amy Eskeli (Greg) Jamison; nephews, Daniel (Michele), Michael, Phillip (Renee Danboise), and Tim (Jean) Eskeli; great-nieces and nephews, Kendyl Martha, Austin Eskeli, Emily and JohnMathew Jamison and Steven Eskeli; three stepdaughters and four stepsons, including Paul (Jodi) Farley of Syracuse; her best friends of 63 years, Bev and Buck Mitchell; her beloved cats, Tobi and Ching Tut Tut. She is predeceased by her stepfather, Henry Loomis; all her aunts, uncles, and several cousins. Memorials may be sent to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church or Zion Lutheran Church in Cochoton. Friends and family may contact Phillip Eskeli at (845) 336-5990 regarding a Memorial Service to be held later this summer. Arrangements are by the Ballweg & Lunsford Funeral Home, Inc., 4612 S. Salina St., Syracuse.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/23/2008.

FOREST - Kramer, Grace E. (nee Forest) April 10, 2008. Beloved wife of the late William J. Kramer. Devoted mother of Madelyn C. and William J. (Susan) Kramer, Jr. Grandmother of Joseph, William (Amy) and Madelyn Fanini, Debbie (William) Marsh, Donna (Scott) Adair, Dawn (Dave) Backman and Mike (Brittani) Ulrich. Great grandmother of Emma, Jenna and Johnny Fanini. Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 19 at the Mannal Funeral Home, 6925 Frankford Ave. (at Tyson), Philadelphia, where friends may call from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday. Entombment will be at Sunset Memorial Park. Contributions in Mrs. Kramer's name may be made to Fox Chase Cancer Center, 333 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111. - Towanda Daily Review, 13 April 2008

FORSYTHE - NIEMI, Gladys M. (Forsythe), Age 91, of Horseheads, died Wed. April 16, 2008, at the Chemung Co. Nursing Facility. Gladys was born July 30, 1916 in Spencer, NY, the daughter to the late Ray and Bessie (Howell) Forsythe. She was predeceased by her husband, Eino "Bud" Niemi in 1985; and a son, Robert Niemi in 2007. Also predeceased was a sister, Erma Little; and brother, Raymond Forsythe. Her surviving family includes her daughter and son-in-law, Beatrice and Theodore Golden of Pine Valley, NY; daughter-in-law, Donna Niemi of Pinehurst, NC; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Gladys was a member of Oakwood United Methodist Church. She was a retired assembler with Bendix Eclipse and Volunteer at Elcor Nursing Facility where she was fondly known as the "Ice Cream Lady." Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Tuesday, April 22, 2008, from 2-4:00 p.m. Her service will follow at 4:00 p.m. Those wishing may also express their sympathy with memorials to Chemung County Office for Aging Alzheimer's Support Group, PO Box 588, 425 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14902. Special thanks to the staff of the Chemung Co. Nursing facility for their care of our mother and grandmother. Your kindness made her feel at home. Thank you most sincerely.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/21/2008.

Age 89, died peacefully on Monday, April 22, 2008, in her sleep. She was born on January 18, 1919 in Quicks Bend, PA, the daughter of the late Harry and Elizabeth Franklin. She graduated from Wayalusing High School in 1936 and soon there after married the love of her life, John Ciprich. Olive leaves behind her sons, Richard (Margaret) Ciprich of Parachute, CO, Charles (Faith) Ciprich of Burdett, NY; daughter, Rita Watts of Huston, TX; along with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, especially granddaughter, Maria Eaton that took so much care of her with such devotion and love until the very end. Mr. and Mrs. Ciprich moved to Burdett in 1945 where John worked on the railroad and later became Mayor of Burdett and Olive did much for the Community. She was a past member of the Burdett Fireman's Auxiliary and a member of the Ladies Wednesday Afternoon Club. Olive was also the President of the Burdett PTA and played in Burdett Players plays. Mrs. Ciprich worked at Westinghouse before she and John bought and started Cip's Coffee Shop in Burdett, where she loved being with people and baked such delicious pies she was known far and wide for. After her husband died, she sold the coffee shop to go to work for Borg Warner where she worked for several years until an accident on snowy roads made her unable to work at the job. She then took care of any one, needing help and was always there when someone needed her. She loved to nurse someone back to health with her loving and caring ways. Mrs. Ciprich loved to play games like Scrabble, Yatasee, card games, that she would usually win at. She loved new experiences and especially loved Sunday rides with her dearest friends, Evelyn Welch (deceased), June Pike and Beverly Krellner. Olive made jewelry late in her life that was so beautiful that today people still wear her jewelry. She was known as the Jewelry Lady. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY, on Saturday, April 26, 2008, from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Her funeral Mass will be held following visitations at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, Watkins Glen, NY, at 2:30 p.m. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery of Hector, Burdett, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Burdett Fire Department, 3830 Main Street, Burdett, NY 14818.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/25/2008.

FREY Dean Sr.
Age 55, of Elmira, NY, died on Sunday, April 27, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Survivors include his son, Dean Frey Jr. of Elmira; daughters, Jennifer Frey of PA, Krystal Blass of NC, and Shayna Frey of Elmira; eight grandchildren, several brothers and sisters, and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, April 30th from 2 to 3 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/29/2008.

GERVASONI - Nicci-Ann Frances Gervasoni Bennett died at home in Ventura on Oct. 8, 2007, surrounded by many of her family members after losing a near two-year crusade against lung cancer.  Nicci was born April 20, 1960, in Santa Monica to Nicholas and Annabelle Gervasoni. She attended St. Timothy's Catholic School and them moved on to graduate high school with honors from Notre Dame Academy in West Los Angeles as a member of the class of 1977. She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and subsequently went on to earn a Master of Business Administration, both from California State University, Dominguez Hills.  During her childhood, she played roles in big screen movies, television shows and television commercials as well as modeled for still shots such as the cover of the 1968 Sears fall catalog. Her credits include such films as "The Boston Strangler," "The One and Only Family Band," and "Finian's Rainbow;" television shows such as "Family Affair;" numerous television commercials for companies such as Mattel Toys; and products such as Armour Hot Dogs.  She joined Hughes Aircraft in 1986 and remained with the company, which was to eventually become Raytheon Corp., until her death, advancing to and embracing the position of finance learning champion and Raytheon Six Sigma master expert for the Space and Airborne Systems Division of the company. She greatly treasured the opportunity to work and become friends with the many fine people of Raytheon, so much so that even her illness could not keep her away from playing an active roll in the organization as she continued to participate until only recently after the advancing stages of her illness kept her from her post.  In 2000, she married Michael R. Bennett of Ventura and became a step-mom to three wonderful children, all of whom greatly miss her.  She loved animals, enjoyed reading, travel, needlepoint, art, boating, fishing, bicycle riding, bowling, casino gambling, satellite and on-site track wagering and was greatly involved in and fascinated with local history of her adopted home of Ventura County.  She was preceded in death by her father, Nicholas Gervasoni, in February 1990.  She is survived by her husband, Michael; stepchildren Spc. Brian M. Bennett, U.S. Army, Glenn R. Bennett and Julie R. Bennett; mother, Annabelle of Ventura; brother, Eddie and his wife, Connie Gervasoni; niece, Alyssa; nephew, Nicolas of Simi Valley; father- and mother-in-law, Robert and Myrna Bennett of Camarillo; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Steven and Holly Bennett and their children, Justin and Samantha, Chuck Bennett, Cindy and Laurie Bennett, all of Camarillo.   Death is nothing at all -I have only slipped away - Into the next room - I am I and you are you - Whatever we were to each other, That we still are.  Call me by my old familiar name - Speak to me in the easy way -Which you always used - Put no difference in your tone - Wear no forced air - Of solemnity or sorrow - Laugh as we always laughed - At the little jokes - We enjoyed together.  Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever - The household word - That it always was.  Let it be spoken without effect - Without a trace of a shadow on it. Life means all that it ever meant.  It's the same that it ever was.  There is absolutely Unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of mind because I'm out of sight? I am waiting for you, For an interval. Somewhere very near. Just around the corner.   All is well.  Harry Scott Holland, 1847 to 1911 canon of St. Paul's Cathedral.  She was a very selfless person, always putting the well-being and comfort of others before her own needs and wants and will remain an inspiration of compassion to many. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, with rosary recited at 7 p.m. at Joseph P. Reardon Funeral Home, 757 E. Main St., Ventura. A funeral service will be held at noon, Saturday, Oct. 13, at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 3175 Telegraph Road, Ventura. A reception for all to share in the memory of this wonderful person will follow the burial and will be held at Wedgewood Banquet center, 5880 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura. All are invited to come share in her memory.   Published in the Ventura County Star from 10/11/2007 - 10/14/2007.

GORG Arnold, 89, of Galeton, PA, died Thursday, April 17, 2008, at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born March 17, 1919 in Yochum Hill, PA, he was the son of the late Fred and Heather "Hattie" (Gnau) Gorg. On December 14, 1947 in Galeton, he married the former Helen Steadman, who predeceased him in 2003. Arnold was a dairy farmer in Yochum Hill and was a school bus driver for the Galeton School District, retiring in 1986. He was the maintenance man at the Redwood Village for many years after he retired. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Galeton, the Galeton Loyal Order of the Moose #826, and a social member of the Galeton VFW. Surviving are a son, Clifford Gorg of Coudersport; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Irene Meshula of Galeton, and Helen Lazorchak of Cross Fork, PA; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, Arnold was predeceased by a son, four brothers and one sister. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Thursday, April 24, 2008, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. with Funeral Services following at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Karl W. O. Runser, III will officiate. Interment will be in Yochum Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gale Hose Ambulance Association.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/20/2008.

GORG - Perry H. Gorg, 79, of Gaines, died Thursday, April 10, 2008 at the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport. Born Aug. 6, 1928, in Yochum Hill, he was the son of the late Fred and Heather "Hattie" Gnau Gorg. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service on Thursday, April 17 from 10 to 11 a.m. with funeral services following at 11 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. - Mansfield Gazette, 16 April 2008

GRAVES Steven E.
45, of State Route 54, Watsontown, died Thursday, April 24, 2008, at Williamsport Hospital after a courageous 15 month battle with colon cancer. Born September 26, 1962 in Wellsboro, he was the son of Francis E. and Ellen G. (Steadman) Graves of Westfield. On May 18, 1985 he married the former Crystal A. Reynolds and they have celebrated nearly 23 years of marriage. A 1980 graduate of Warrior Run High School, Steve has been employed by the Warrior Run School District the past 26 years, most recently at the Watsontown Elementary School. He has been a volunteer coach for more than 24 years, having coached T-Ball, Little League, Midget League and Teener League baseball in Exchange, Turbotville, McEwensville and Watsontown. He also coached Midget League Football in Turbotville for a few years. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan, enjoyed golf and hunting and liked bowling with the Milton and Muncy Leagues. He was a devoted husband and father and loved staying involved with all the activities of his children. He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, McEwensville. Surviving besides his wife and his parents are three children: Danielle M., Ashley R. and Tyler S. Graves, all at home; a brother, Jeff Graves and his wife Linda, of Watsontown; two sisters: Darlene Oakes and Donna Love and her husband Roy, all of Turbotville; and eight nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, McEwensville, with Pastor Amelia Shivers officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Friends and relatives are invited to call at Brooks Funeral Home, 207 Broadway Street, Turbotville, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in his memory be made to the American Cancer Society, Central Susquehanna Unit, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/26/2008.

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. - Towanda Daily Review, 10 April 2008

JIMENEZ - Amy S. Jimenez, 39, of St. Cloud, FL, died Saturday, April 5, 2008, following a courageous battle with cancer. She is the fiancé’ of Daniel Weatherby, also of St. Cloud, FL. Amy was born Oct. 3, 1968 in Blossburg, the daughter of Beverly A. Button. Preceding her in death are her brother, Jose Jimenez; sister-in-law, Darla Jimenez; grandparents, Marian and Elvin Boyden, Aunt Shannon Root; and father, Robert Jimenez. Surviving are her fiancé’, Dan Weatherby; sons, Daniel Weatherby, Jr., Jacob Hines; daughter, Tasha Potts, all of St. Cloud, FL; sisters, Yvette and husband, Gordon Heck of Middlebury Center, Dawn Wright of Lorain, Ohio, Jean Ritz of Florida, Crystal and husband, Hector Santiago of West Palm Beach, FL; brothers, Robert Jimenez of Ohio, Louis Jimenez and wife, Alisa Murphy of Cazenovia, NY, Michael Wright of Wellsboro; and mother, Beverly A. Button of Middlebury Center; several nieces and nephews. If desired memorials may be made to Dan Weatherby in her memory to 6446 Creation St., St. Cloud, FL 34771. Her request of no services and viewing were granted by her family. She wants all to remember her as she was, full of life, and a big heart. - Mansfield Gazette, 9 April 2008

Age 59, of Sayre, PA, died very unexpectedly Saturday, April 19, 2008. He was born May 25, 1951 in Rutland, MA, the son of Joseph Kamandulis of Erie, PA, and the late Matilda Miller Kamandulis. James was a resident of the valley since 1992, moving to Sayre, PA, from Elmira, NY. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving during the Vietnam War on the U.S.S. Barney as an officer. He worked as a Quality Engineer for Corning Glass Works in Big Flats, NY. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Big Flats American Legion. He attended Saint James Catholic Church Blessed Trinity Parish in Waverly. James enjoyed golfing, his beloved motorcycle and hunting and fishing. He was a very loving husband and father. James is survived by his wife, Deborah Lee Mandeville Kamandulis at home; his sons, Mark and John Kamandulis, both of Santa Cruz, CA; his stepsons, Robert A. (Kimberly) Spallone of Waverly, NY, and Richard (Debbie Howard) Spallone of Owego, NY; his stepdaughter, Megan Richards of Johnson City, NY. He is also survived by his brother, Michael (Joan) Kamandulis of Saint Mary's, PA; and his sister, Jean Telfelski of Erie, PA; as well as several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many close friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, April 25th, at 10:30 a.m. at Saint James Church Blessed Trinity Parish by Reverend Bill Moorby. Friends are invited to call Thursday evening from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue, Waverly, NY. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/21/2008.

KEEFE Timothy J., Of Elmira, NY, died Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at his son's home in Royal Palm Beach, FL. A memorial service will be announced at a later date by the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/19/2008.

LYON - THOMAS, Doris May
Age 88, formerly of Westfield, PA, died Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at Broad Acres, Wellsboro, PA. She was born September 13, 1919 in Elkland, PA, the daughter of Ralph and Myrtle Klock Lyon. Doris was a graduate of Elkland High School where she was president and valedictorian of her class. She was devoted to her family and home and loved gardening, music, reading and flowers. Her family will miss her laughter and sense of humor. Survived by: sons, Allen Thomas, Byram, MS, James Thomas, Lawrenceville, PA; daughters, Alice Prince, Orange Park, FL, Martha Rupp, Chicora, PA; brother, Paul Lyon, Baldwin, MO, Kathryn Reynolds, Sarasota, FL; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Thomas; and brothers, Ralph and Ted Lyon. A Memorial Service will be conducted Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the community room at Broad Acres, #1883, Shumway Hill Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Pastor Ed Collins officiating. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #222 West Main Street, Westfield, PA 16950.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/18/2008.

Age 90, of Elmira, died Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Dolores was born October 5, 1917, the daughter of Frank and Edith Newton MacMahon. She is predeceased by her husband Richard E. Wagner, and brother Honorable Lloyd F. MacMahon. Dolores is survived by her children, with their spouses, Joan R. and Richard Monahan of Erin, Dick and Annie Wagner of Las Vegas, NV, and Peggy J. Wagner of Stockton, CA; grandchildren, Shawna Monahan Townsend, with her husband Wade, of Burke, VA, Kelly Monahan, with Steve Belloma of Elmira, and Michael Monahan, with his wife Julie, of Elmira; great-grandchildren, Zachery, Kacie Marie, Devin, and Ryan Townsend, Tyler Belloma, and Kegan Monahan. Also surviving is sister-in-law Peg MacMahon of White Plains, NY; godchild Jean Cullen of Elmira; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Dolores was a Deputy Clerk with the Town of Elmira. She was a member of the Elmira Country Club and a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Dolores was a wonderful, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Private family services will be held, after which Dolores will rest in peace at Assumption Church Columbarium in Fairport, NY. Donations in Dolores' memory may be directed to St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary, 555 E. Market Street, Elmira NY 14901. Dolores' family would like to thank the caring staff on D-2 at St. Joseph's Hospital for the wonderful care given their mother.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 4/17/2008 - 4/18/2008.

McKERNAN -  Marcus E. "Marc" McKernan 20, of Towanda RR 3, N. Towanda Twp., Pa. died early Wednesday morning January 23, 2008 as the result of a motor vehicle accident in the Town of Chemung, N.Y.  "Marc" as he was known by his family and friends was born in Towanda, Pa. on March 14, 1987 the son of Edward F. McKernan and Deborah Persun McKernan. Marc attended elementary school in Towanda and the Northern Tier Career Center in N. Towanda where he studied diesel mechanics. While attending high school, Marc was employed by the Dandy Mini Mart in N. Towanda and by K Mart in Wysox. He was a graduate of Towanda Area High School Class of 2005. Following graduation from high school, Marc worked as a mechanic for the Endless Mountains Transportation Authority.  For the past year, Marc was employed by Vulcraft, a division of Nucor in Chemung, N.Y.  In earlier years, Marc enjoyed playing Pee-Wee Football in Towanda. He also enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, and being a member of his father's McKernan Family dirt track racing crew. Marc's sudden passing has brought great shock and sorrow to his family and friends as he was greatly loved by all and will be deeply missed.  He is survived by: his parents, Edward and Deborah McKernan of Towanda RR 3; brother, Ridge Colton McKernan of Towanda RR 3, fiance, Kylie Carter of Wysox; maternal grandparents, Wayne Persun of Monroeton, Freddie and Gary Dewing of Monroeton; paternal granparents; Patricia and Joseph McKernan of Towanda; several aunts, uncles, cousins and many good friends; a special cousin who was like a brother, J.T. McKernan of Towanda.  The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa.  The funeral and committal service will be held Sunday afternoon Jan. 27, 2008 at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Barner, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment will be private.  Submitted by Carol Brotzman.

Towanda man killed in auto accident Daily Review 01/23/2008.  The New York State police are investigating a fatal accident that occurred in the Town of Chemung this morning, according to a press release obtained this afternoon. The state police identified the victim as Marcus McKernan, 20, of Towanda.
The accident occurred on County Road 60 at about 5:30 a.m., the state police said.  Submitted by Carol Brotzman

McKERNAN - Ridge Colton McKernan, 3, beloved infant son of Edward F. and Deborah Persun McKernan and Jean Lane of Towanda RR 3, N. Towanda Twp., Pa., died Sunday, April 13, 2008, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y.  Ridge was born June 30, 2004 at Memorial Hospital in North Towanda, Pa.  Ridge attended Nana's House Day Care in North Towanda where he had many friends and called them all "his brothers." Ridge was very proud to have recently graduated to "the Big Boys Room" at day care.  In addition to his parents he is survived by: his brother, Mitch Johnson of Liberty Corners; his maternal grandparents, Connie Vanderpool and Larry Lane of Liberty Corners, Edna Searfoss of Towanda, Wayne Persun of Monroeton, Freddie and Gary Dewing of Monroeton; paternal grandparents, Patricia and Joseph McKernan of Towanda; maternal great grandparents, Dighton "Darb" Lane of Franklindale, Mary Lou Johnson of Laceyville; special "sister," Kylie Carter; special cousins, Brynn Stroud and Shelby McKernan; several aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was recently preceded in death by his brother, Marcus E. "Marc" McKernan on Jan. 23, 2008. He was also predeceased by his maternal great grandmother, Jean Lane and maternal great grandfather Edwin Johnson.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday evening, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The funeral and committal service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 18, 2008, at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Barner, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, Pa. officiating  Interment will be private.  Following the funeral service, family and friends are invited to gather at the home of Joseph and Patricia McKernan in North Towanda, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to: Ronald McDonald House, 333 Westmoreland Drive, Rochester, N.Y. 14620, or to Victory Junction Gang Camp, 4500 Adam's Way, Randleman, N.C. 27317, in Ridge Colton McKernan's memory.  Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  Daily Review on 4/16/2008.

McKERNAN - 3-year-old dies from drowning in North Towanda - By: JAMES LOEWENSTEIN  04/15/2008 Daily Review - NORTH TOWANDA TOWNSHIP - Ridge Colton McKernan, 3, of North Towanda Township died after he was recovered Saturday afternoon from a neighbor's pond, state police confirmed on Monday. Ridge McKernan's death occurred less than three months after his brother, 20-year-old Marcus McKernan of Towanda, was killed in a motor vehicle accident, said Ridge McKernan's grandfather, Joseph McKernan of North Towanda Township. After being found in the pond, Ridge McKernan was transported by emergency medical helicopter to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre and then transferred to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y., where he later died, authorities said.  Monroe County (N.Y.) Medical Examiner Caroline Dignan ruled that Ridge McKernan's death was accidental, said Alicia Walker, a senior investigator with the Monroe County Medical Examiner's Office.  The Pennsylvania State Police conducted "an accidental death investigation" into Ridge McKernan's death, and that investigation has been completed, state police in Towanda said on Monday. Ridge Colton McKernan was discovered in a neighbor's pond in North Towanda Township Saturday afternoon, state police said. The accident occurred Saturday afternoon when Deborah McKernan, Ridge McKernan's step-mother, had been placing wood on a pile along the side of their Laurel Hill Road home, and was watching Ridge McKernan as he drove a battery-powered toy Jeep around the front yard, said Ridge McKernan's father, Edward F. McKernan. "You can see and hear it (Jeep)" from elsewhere in the yard, he said. Ridge McKernan "got off the Jeep and came into the house," Edward McKernan said. "She figured he was in the house with me. I had the flu and I was laying on the couch" inside the house, Edward McKernan said. "She didn't realize that I had dozed off," he said. When Ridge McKernan came into the house, he took off his clothes and then walked unseen to the next-door-neighbor's small pond, he said. When Deborah McKernan went looking for Ridge McKernan, she found him in the pond, according to the boy's grandfather, Joseph McKernan of North Towanda Township. Deborah McKernan, a registered nurse, administered mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to the boy, Joseph McKernan said. "When the ambulance (workers got there) they kept at it (working to revive the boy)," Joseph McKernan said. "They got his heart beating and breathing a little," he said. Marcus McKernan was killed Jan. 23 in a one-vehicle accident on County Route 60 in the Town of Chemung, N.Y. Submitted by Carol Brotzman

MULCAHY -  WILLIAMS, Anna Jean, Age 83, of Horseheads, NY, died after an extended illness on Sunday morning, April 20, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Anna was born July 23, 1924 in Towanda, PA, a daughter to Edward and Irene Horton Mulcahy. She was a member and past Choir director of the Breesport Methodist Church and a past Matron of the Breesport Eastern Star. Anna volunteered at the Horseheads Food Pantry and at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She spent much of her time knitting and crocheting newborn hats and booty's for the hospitals and lap robes for Hospice in memory of her brother. In the early years Anna owned and operated a farm along with her husband and later worked as a preservest at A&P in Horseheads. She also did seamstress work for many in the community. She is predeceased by her father, Edward; brother, Francis Mulcahy; and her husband, Francis E. Williams. She is survived by her mother, Irene Mulcahy of Rome, PA; sons, John (Jack) Williams of Towanda, PA, and James (Eva) Williams of Horseheads, NY; brother, Edward (Phyllis) Williams of Towanda, PA; sister-in-law, Pauline Mulcahy of Towanda, PA; several grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins and many, many caring friends. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY, on Tuesday, April 22, 2008, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Mrs. Williams' Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home immediately following. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Anna may direct memorials to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830 in her memory.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/21/2008.

MUNDRICK - Harry Mundrick Sr., 71, of Canton, Pa., died Wednesday morning, April 16, 2008, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Harry was born on May 2, 1936 in Cascade, Pa., a son of the late Emerson and Emma (Wettlaufer) Mundrick. He attended Ralston and Canton schools. On Feb. 16, 1963, Harry married the former Phyllis DeLong in the Ralston United Methodist Church. They shared 45 wonderful years together and raised four children. He worked in the logging business for many years. Harry was a supportive and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was the type of man who was always willing to help others in need. Harry was happiest just being outdoors. He especially enjoyed times spent fishing and hunting. Surviving are: his wife, Phyllis; children, Harry Jr. (Sue) Mundrick of Burke, Va., Shane (Tonia) Mundrick of Loxley, Ala., Adam (Mandy) Mundrick of Williamsport and Emma (Donny) Blazer of Canton; seven grandchildren, Derek, Tyler, Isabella, Autumn, Abigail, Alex and Alyssa; a brother, Fred (Louise) Mundrick of Canton; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and his special dog, Buddy. The family invites friends to call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday evening, April 18, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Dr., in Canton. In keeping with Harry's wishes, burial will be private. Those who wish may make a donation in Harry's memory to a charity of one's choice. - Towanda Daily Review, 17 April 2008

NAGY James Lewis
Age 58, of 17907, Rt. 287, Tioga, PA, died Thursday, April 24, 2008, at his residence. He was born March 1, 1950 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of Lewis and Wilma Fuller Nagy. Lewis was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps who served in Vietnam. Survived by daughters, Jamie Nagy, Tioga, PA, Janal Nagy, Pine City, NY, Jennifer Nagy, Tioga, PA; sister, Kathy "Butch" Davis, RD, Osceola, PA; brothers, Phillip Nagy, Middlebury Center, PA, Gregory Nagy, Wellsboro, PA; father, Lewis Nagy, Dade City, FL; seven grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Black, and mother, Wilma Nagy. Private funeral services will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Burial in Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY. Memorial donations may be made to Kathy Davis, 978 Tannery Hill Road, Osceola, PA 16942, to help with James' funeral expenses. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA 16920.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/26/2008.

NEILEY - Col. Stephen R Neiley Jr,, 78, USAF (retired), well-known resident of Asylum Township, Towanda RR 2, Pa., died at home Tuesday evening April 8, 2008, with his loving family around him after losing a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Born May 14, 1929, in Sayre, Pa., he was the son of the late Stephen R Neiley Sr. and Mary Katherine Russell Neiley. He began his military career in the Navy ROTC at Cornell University after graduating from Towanda High School in 1947. On June 10, 1950, he married the former Emma Dell "Frankie" Kolb of Sweet Water, Tex, in San Angelo, Texas. He was honorably discharged from the Navy and joined the Air Force on Oct. 28, 1950. During his career Steve and his family traveled to assignments at many bases in many countries, with his children born in San Antonio, Texas, and Norwich and Norfolk, England. While serving his country, Steve received many honors including the Air Medal with 10 Oak Leaf clusters, the Bronze Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Force Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf cluster, the Air Force Presidential Unit Citation and the Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars. He was a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. In the book "In Search of Daedalus" by William S. Clarke the character of "Super-cool Steve" was based on the exploits of Stephen Neiley while flying his 100 missions over North Vietnam. Steve retired from the Air Force on Oct. 31, 1979, at McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey. Upon retirement he returned to his childhood home in Durell, Pa., where he and his wife, Frankie, were very active in the Towanda American Legion. Steve was instrumental in the expansion of the Bradford County Airport, with the new hangar being dedicated in his name. Steve was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda, and a past post commander of Towanda American Legion Post 42. He was an active member of the 40/8 Locale 549 as Chef De Gare Passe. Steve remained active with the IOOF Lodge 1152 in Wysox until his declining health prevented his participation. He loved flying, and enjoyed watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow, bowling, fishing, hunting, and raising and showing Schnauzers. Steve was an avid golfer who once played in a ProAM tournament with Ben Hogan as a partner. Steve was a champion skeet shooter. He was inducted into the Bowling Hall of Fame. He is survived by: his wife of 57 years, Emma (Frankie) Neiley, at home; daughter, Nancy N. Miller of Hackettstown, N.J.; son, Stephen R. Neiley III of Towanda RR 2; daughter and son-in-law, Francys N. Hoffman and Bruce Hoffman of Standing Stone, Pa.; grandchildren, Andrea N. Martin and her husband, William, David A Neiley and his wife, Katie, Andrew R Neiley and his wife, Lacie, Stephen R Neiley IV and his wife, Amanda, Melina A. Hoffman, Jonathan D. Hoffman and Kelly M. Hoffman; great-grandchildren, Emma L. Martin, Zealand Neiley and Jamie Neiley; an aunt, Nina Neiley of Towanda; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Carol Neiley Burkhart. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Wysox Lodge No. 1152 IOOF will hold a memorial service at 6:45 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. `Locale 549 40 et 8 will assemble at the funeral home at 7 p.m. Saturday for an honorary pass and review. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at Christ Episcopal Church, Main Street, Towanda, with the Rev. Maureen Hipple, rector, as celebrant. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, Guthrie Square, Sayre, Pa. 18840, or to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. 17701, or to the Bradford County Regional Airport, Towanda, Pa. 18848, in Col. Stephen R. Neiley's memory. - Towanda Daily Review, 11 April 2008

Loving Mother,Grandmother, and Great Grandmother, Age 98 of Ashland, PA died on Sunday April 27, 2008. Helen was born May 26, 1909 in Philadelphia, PA the daughter of the late William and Lillian Parkhill Oestreich. She married her husband, Wilbur H. Seybrecht, on June 3, 1929 and they celebrated 66 years together prior to Wilbur passing away on March 10, 1996. Mrs. Seybrecht was a member of The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Ashland, PA and sang in the church choir well into her nineties. Helen dedicated her life to her family and her church. She had such a "Green Thumb" she could make anything grow and would coax the plants with her words of encouragement. Mrs. Seybrecht was a role model for her family and friends and had a strong faith which she shared with all who knew her. She loved animals and always had a dog. Mrs. Seybrecht is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Lois & Charles Grund of Elmira, NY; sons and daughters-in-law: Albert & Marian Seybrecht of Joppa, MD and Ronald & Cyd Seybrecht of Cooper City, Florida; grandchildren: Gretchen & Ed Wiegand of Boulder, Colorado, Greg & Michele Grund of Elmira, NY, Gail & Dave Perrin of Boulder, Colorado, Scott & Gina Seybrecht of Conowingo, MD, Stacey & Chip Wanek of Forest Hill, MD, Sherry Seybrecht & Tim Culver of Abingdon, MD, and Kristy & Paul Carew of Wesley Chapel, Florida; great grandchildren: Teale Wiegand (Justin) Darnell, Briana, Ricky, Scott, Austin, Jasmine, Sierra, and Aiden. A Memorial Service celebrating Mrs. Seybrecht's Life will be held on Saturday May 24, 2008 at 11 AM in Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 35 North Nineth Street Ashland, PA. Pastor Dana Beil will officiate. Helen will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Wilbur H. Seybrecht in Christ Church Cemetery in Fountain Springs, PA. The Family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Helen through memorials to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good Shepard 35 North Nineth Street Ashland, PA 17921. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY and the Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home 901 West Center Street Ashland, PA.   Published in the Star-Gazette from 4/30/2008 - 5/21/2008.

PAYNE William O., III
William Payne died on Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers, Florida, as the result of a fall at his home. Bill was born on Shelter Island, New York, in 1945. He studied at the Preparatory Division of the Juilliard School of Music and at the School of Music at Ithaca College. After serving in the Navy, he settled in Niagara Falls, where he worked for AirCo Industries. He and his wife, Maggi (a native Elmiran), moved to Elmira in 1972, and Bill proceeded to make it his true home. Bill loved living in Elmira. He was privileged to work for John Beecher at Linn S. Chapel Co., Inc., for nearly 3 decades. One of the great joys of his life was serving as music director of The Cantata Singers for 15 years, and he was honored to hold the post of music director and conductor of The Elmira Symphony and Choral Society for 8 seasons. Many will recall the time and effort he put into the restoration of Hendytown Farm at 1212 West Water Street, his and Maggi's home for 20 years. In 1999 Bill and Maggi moved aboard their sailboat, "Payne Reliever." After cruising and living aboard for nearly a year, they settled in Fort Myers, Florida. There Bill fulfilled his dream of playing organ and piano in a small church and working in a flower shop. Bill is survived by his wife, Maggi (Margaret Biery); sisters, Roberta Simons of Mattituck, NY, and Cynthia Labrozzi, of Shelter Island, NY; and his beloved corgi, Annie Rose. He was predeceased by his parents, Elma Howe Payne and William O. Payne, II; brother, Frederic W. Payne; and mother-in-law, Gladys Biery. A memorial service celebrating Bill's life will be held at Thomas A. Edison Congregational Church in Fort Myers, FL, at a future date. For those wishing to honor his memory, contributions may be made to Sunshine Corgi Rescue, 1401 Edmundshire Lane, Orlando, FL 32806; READing Paws, 118 Beacon Pointe Drive, Ocoee, FL 34761; or to any other organization of your choice.  SOLI DEO GLORIA  Published in the Star-Gazette from 4/26/2008 - 4/27/2008.

POLLARD - James H. Pollard, 62, of Route 5, Lairdsville, N.Y., died at home on Sunday, April 13, 2008, after a long illness. He was born in Los Angeles, Calif. on May 24, 1945, a son of James D. and Virginia Lowther Pollard and grew up in Erie. Jim served as Commander of the National Guard, Mansfield unit for many years, was chief of Osceola Ambulance Corps and was a member of the Osceola Volunteer Fire Department. 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; children, James Donald "Donnie" at home, Carol Phelps of Wellsboro, Virginia Draper of Bath, N.Y., James F. Pollard of Charleston, Ark., Wendy Schaaf of Northwood, N.H.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; his sister, Jan Raffensperger of Prescott, Ariz.; his step-brother and step-sisters, Gail Tameris, Genie Keeney, Emery Frome, Laurel Knudsen; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and his step-mother, Buddie Mae Pollard. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 17 at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland. Local arrangements by Owens-Pavlot Funeral Service, Inc., Clinton, N.Y. Please consider donations to Multiple Sclerosis Resources of CNY, Inc., P.O. Box 237, E. Syracuse, N.Y. 13057. - Mansfield Gazette, 16 April 2008

RIORDAN - OBRIEN, Evelyn M. (Riordan) "Rusty"
Age 84, died unexpectedly on February 26th, 2008. She was predeceased by her husband, William Obrien; daughter, Margie who at 13 years old was struck by lightning; parents and siblings, Katherine, Marjorie, Leo, William and Charles. Evelyn worked in N.Y. City for the U.S. Postal Service and U.S. Customs and Immigration Services. She returned to Elmira after she retired. She is survived by numerous friends in the area. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church, Franklin St., Elmira, New York, on Saturday, April 26th, at 12:00 noon.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 4/24/2008 - 4/25/2008.

SCHROCK Charles David, "Coach", Charles David Schrock "Coach", age 46, of Big Flats, lost his courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, April 22, 2008. He is survived by his soul mate wife of 20 years, Kathryn Mary Schrock; and precious children, Katelyn "K-baby", Mackenzie "My boy", and Alyssa "Boo Boo" Schrock, all at home. Born in Elmira, New York, he was the loving son of Shirley L. Schrock and the late Richard R. Schrock Sr. Also surviving are his sister, Julie (Rick) Gooshaw with children, Branden and Brian; and brothers, Richard (Mary) Schrock with children, Ryan and Jordan, Glen (Sue) Schrock with children, Brittany, Zachary, and Justin, and Keith (Diane) Schrock with children, Andrew and Gregory; and surrogate brother, Steve (Debbie) Butters. He was the beloved son-in-law of Richard C. Marks (Bernadette) and the late Patricia L. Marks, who welcomed him in heaven. Also surviving are his sister-in-law, Patricia (Mark) Stephan with children, Erin, Alyson, Anna, and Claire; and brothers-in-law, James (Martha) Marks with children, Richard and Patrick, Kevin (Eileen) Marks with children, Megan, Kerri, and Trisha, and Bradley Jacobus; dear friends, John (Debbie) Tokar and Tom (Lisa) Capek, Betsy Buckley, and Kelly Swanson; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Chuck graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1980 and Penn State University with a degree in business administration. He was a devoted volunteer for the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, and Make a Wish Foundation and was employed at Exit Realty for several years. His passion was as "Coach" to so many local children. He loved you one and all. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Chuck's life from 5-8 p.m. at the Kalec Funeral Home, located at 705 East Church Street, Elmira, on Friday, April 25, 2008. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 26th, at 10:00 a.m. at St Mary Our Mother Church, located at 816 Broad Street, Horsheads, NY. A private Interment will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to be used for Sarcoma Research. If you would like to make a donation, please make a check payable to Chuck Schrock Memorial Fund, c/o Corning Credit Union, One Credit Union Plaza, Corning, New York 14830.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/24/2008.

SCHULTZ - Richard "Dick" Schultz, 76, of Towanda, Pa., died peacefully at home during the early hours of April 16, 2008. Born June 20, 1931, in Towanda, Pa., he was the son of the late Nancy (Cox) Schultz, and Robert Lanning Schultz. Richard was preceded in death by: an infant daughter, Ann Marie, on May 29, 1959; a brother, Robert, in 1936; a brother, David, on March 22, 1945; and a brother, Leonard on Dec. 18, 1984. Richard is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Sally K. (Hunter) Schultz. Together Richard and Sally raised three adoring children, Stephen G. Schultz, David L. Schultz, and Mary Theresa (Schultz) Jurnack. Stephen G. Schultz resides in Bloomsburg. Pa., with his wife, Tina, and their three children, Jocelyn, Valerie and Leo. David L. Schultz resides in Towanda, with his wife, Lynette, and their five children, Nicholas, Michael, Matthew, Elizabeth and Jonathan. Mary Theresa Jurnack resides in Towanda, with her husband, David, and their three children, Stephen, Kathryn and Kevin. Richard is also survived by his sister, Mary Ellen Marshall of Towanda, along with several nieces and nephews. Richard was a lifelong member of St. Peter and Paul Parish in Towanda. He graduated from St. Agnes High School and served as an altar boy. After high school, Richard entered into service for his country obtaining the rank of staff sergeant in the United States Air Force. Stationed primarily in South Africa during the Korean War, he served as a jet engine mechanic. After his service in the USAF Richard went on to graduate from barber school as well as auction school. For a number of years Richard was both a barber as well as an auctioneer. The Barber Shop and the larger "Auction Hall" were located on the properties neighboring his childhood home (currently the location of Jurnack's, Naturally!). Always a person to serve, he was elected as a Wysox Township supervisor. In those days Dick could be usually found among his constituents sipping a cup of coffee at the B&D Diner in Wysox. (He was known by many as the "mayor" of East Towanda). Throughout his adult life he was also very active in sports. In the early years he played baseball for the "Wysox Owls," where he was given the nickname "Limey." (He would throw the ball so hard that the catcher's glove would give off a "puff" of lime smoke whenever the ball hit the leather.) He was also an excellent baseball coach.  In later years golf was his passion. He achieved a "hole in one" in August 1988, and he was always in the hunt when he played for the "Club Championship." ... During his golfing days many who knew him called him "Hammer" for obvious reasons. Few people know that Dick was also an excellent gardener. His gardens and berry patches on top of Mt. Washington (in Bath, N.Y.) were always bountiful and enjoyed by many. "On the hill" Dick was affectionately known as "Sarge." Whether you knew him as "Mayor" or "Limey" or "Hammer" or "Sarge" or "Dad" or "Brother" or "Gramps" or "Sweety," or friend, there was only one Richard William Schultz and he will surely be missed. ... In lieu of flowers a memorial will be created in his memory at the Towanda Country Club. For those who wish to contribute, donations can be directed to Towanda Country Club, RR 6, Box 6180, Towanda, Pa. 18848, in care of the "Richard Schultz" Memorial fund. There will be a picture celebration of the life of Richard "Dick" Schultz from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 20, at the home of Dave and Mary Theresa Jurnack, located at 501 Third St., Towanda; all are welcome to attend. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation & Burial Options Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, Pa. - Towanda Daily Review, 18 April 2008

SHELLY - Dr. W. Dayton Shelly of Tunkhannock, PA, died Friday, April 11, 2008 at home. His wife of 42 years is Dianne Banta Shelly. Born Feb. 17, 1943 in Abington Township, son of Dr. Robert M. Shelly, Palm Coast, FL and the late Florence L. Shelly, Dr. Shelly was a graduate of Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio and Temple Medical College, Philadelphia. He graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha honors and completed his surgical residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. Before medical school, he was a Vietnam-era member of the Army, stationed at Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, DC. After his residency at Abington Hospital, he joined the practice of surgery with Dr. William R. Host in Tunkhannock. Their practice was founded on mutual respect, the love of surgery and compassionate caring for their patients. Their complementary attributes maintained a wonderful partnership that lasted for 17 years. Dayton and Dianne moved to Kenansville, NC in 1994, where he accepted a position at Duplin General Hospital. He returned to Northeastern Pennsylvania in 2004 to Barnes-Kasson Hospital, Susquehanna, a hospital his parents helped establish. He was blessed to be able to return to Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock, to work again with patients and employees he cared for dearly. Dr. Shelly loved his career so much that he felt he never really “worked.” He treasured the gift of being able to help and heal those around him. He and his wife, Dianne, a nurse, worked side-by-side and were partners in every sense. She was his devoted wife and partner, and he adored and treasured his grandchildren. He died peacefully in his home, surrounded by those he loved. Also surviving are a son, Lee C. Shelly and wife, Laura Ann, Lansdale; a daughter, Melissa R. Kandrovy and husband, Joseph Kandrovy, Tunkhannock; four grandchildren, David Shelly, Jillian Shelly, Logan Kandrovy and Dayton Kandrovy, his namesake; two sisters, Katherine Shelly and husband, Edward Cameron, Ararat and Jane Shelly, Stanford, CT; a brother, Arthur Shelly and wife, Deborah, Thompson; nieces and nephews. A celebration of Dr. Shelly’s life was held Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Tunkhannock United Methodist Church, with Dr. Brown Caldwell, pastor of Haverford Presbyterian Church and a friend of the Shelly family, officiating. Friends called Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. As per his wishes, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tyler Memorial Hospital Surgical Services, 880 SR 6 W, Tunkhannock, PA 18657. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, 17 April 2008

SHERWOOD - McDONALD,  Beatrice E. "Betty"
Age 83, of 30 West Cottage Drive, Elmira, NY, died Monday, April 28, in the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Born in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of the late Lee and the late Ellen (Allen) Sherwood. Betty attended schools in the Elmira area, graduating from E.F.A. In 1946, she married Carlos S. McDonald in Elmira, NY. She was an Executive Secretary, employed by Corning, Inc., Corning, NY. Betty loved being with her family, loved playing Bridge and was a lifetime member of the Big Flats American Legion, 8 & 40. She was Deputy Town Clerk of Big Flats. Betty volunteered for many Legion Events, The Office of the Aging, and the Sullivan Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross. Betty is survived by one son, Lee (Roberta) McDonald of Elmira, NY; special grandchild, Sarah (Douglas) Taxiera; step grandson, Kevin (Nally) Kennedy and children, Shannon and Brian; step grandson, Dan Kennedy and daughter, Caitlin; step grandson, John Kennedy; brother-in-law, Lawrence McDonald; sister-in-law, Dorothy Griswold; dear friend, Audrey Pane; dear friend, Mae Vieselmeyer; and "The Girls" at the Bridge Club. Predeceased by her husband, Carlos McDonald; son, Lawrence McDonald; sister-in-law, Thelma Pickering; sister, Sally Cowley; brother-in-law, Morris Carson. A celebration of Betty's life will be held at the Big Flats American Legion on Thursday, May 1, at 12:00 p.m. Betty's family requests that those wishing to send donations in Beatrice's name may send them to the Big Flats Senior Citizens Center, 476 Maple Street, P.O. Box 386, Big Flats, NY 14814; or the Big Flats Branch of the Steele Memorial Library, 78 Canal St., Big Flats, NY. Arrangements are entrusted to Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning, NY.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/30/2008.

STANDISH Gordon A., Age 81, of Church Rd., Reading Center, died Saturday, April 19th, 2008, peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. Friends and family may call at the Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 19th 5th St., Watkins Glen, on Wednesday, April 23rd from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. His funeral service will immediately follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery in Reading Center. Memorials may be made to the Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Gordon was born on February 13, 1927 in the Town of Reading, the son of the late Ray and Effie Anderson Standish. He retired in 1978 from Bendix in Elmira after 31 years of service. He enjoyed hunting, camping, puttering around the farm, and working on his collection of tractors. He was predeceased by his wife, Virginia May Sawdey, Standish; brothers, Carl, Jack, Ray, and Harley; and sisters, Lee and Bertha. Gordon is survived by his son, Gordon (Rhonda) Standish of Reading Center; daughter, Sharon Standish of Horseheads; grandchildren, Michael (Dena) Standish and Wendy (William) Taylor, all of Reading Center; great-grandchildren, Kenneth, Thomas, William, and Scott Standish and Michael and Katherine Taylor; brother, Linwood (Janet) Standish; good friend, Elizabeth Strait; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/22/2008.

STARACE - On the afternoon of Wednesday, April 9, 2008, Ralph Starace Sr. of Columbia Cross Roads died unexpectedly. He was 44 years of age. Born Jan. 2, 1964 in South Amboy, N.J., he was the son of Thomas and Helen (Kajoski) Starace. For many years Ralph was employed as a cook with Americrown, a food service company catering to the drivers and crews associated with NASCAR. Over the years Ralph has the pleasure of personally getting to know many of the NASCAR greats. He is survived by: his wife, the former Tina Mosher, at home; sons Timothy Starace of Corning, Ralph J. and Brian Starace at home; daughter, Tamilia Mosher of Corning; parents, Thomas and Helen Starace of New Jersey; brothers Robert (Jean) Starace of New York, Tom (Paula) Starace of New Jersey, Matt (Shannon) Starace in the U.S. Coast Guard; sisters, Patty and (Dave) Burdinski and Joyce Starace, all of New Jersey, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased in death by his brother Paul Starace. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday evening, at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton. Services will be at 8:30 p.m. Interment will be private. - Towanda Daily Review, 15 April 2008

STASH - Helen T. Yuscavage, 92, of Pittston died Monday. She was the wife of the late Joseph W. Yuscavage who died in 1973. Born in Exeter daughter of the late George and Mary Parylak Stash. She was a graduate of St. Hedwick School in Edwardsville. Helen was a member of St. Casmir's Church and its Alter and Rosary Society. Prior to her retirement she was employed by Lesley Fays and she was a member ULGWU. She was very active in local and national Republican politics. Helen was a devout Catholic who always looked after her family. Surviving are: her children, Joseph and wife Ann of Towanda, Ann Marie Casey and husband Ted of Dupont, Jean A. Murman of Hughestown; Thomas and wife Carol of Dupont; grand children, Mary Ann D'Amato and husband Henry of Pittston Twp., Joseph W., Michael A., Christopher B., and Shawn A. Yuscavage, John, David, and Mary Theresa Murman; great grand children, Christina, Anthony, and John Paul D'Amato, Justin Murman and Genny English; and a half sister, Veronica Ruda, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Predeceased by: sisters, Catherine Measwitz , Anna Woznick; and brothers, John, Michael, and Frank Stash; and half sister, Helen. The funeral will be 9 a.m. on Friday from the Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. Internment will be held Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Carverton. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Joseph Oblates, Route 315, Laflin, Pa. 18702.

TAYLOR - Thomas Eugene Taylor, 68, of Downingtown, Pa., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 16, 2008, after a long battle with diabetes and heart disease at the Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville, Pa. Born in Norristown, Pa., he was the son of the late Edna and Calbert Taylor Sr. and stepson to the late Mary Lou Taylor. He was the brother of the late Betty Ann Taylor and the late Patricia Ellis, and he is survived by a brother, Calbert (Lily) Taylor Jr. of Colorado Springs, Colo. He is also survived by a stepbrother, Bruce Taylor, and two stepsisters, Nancy Spurio and Janice Taylor. He is survived by his loving wife of more than 48 years, Nancy Grace Taylor (nee) Meissner, whom he married July 13, 1959. He attended Upper Merion High School and in 2007 planned and attended his 50-year class of 1957 reunion in King of Prussia, Pa. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army during peace time, where he served in Germany from 1958 to 1961. Tom had a long career at Roy F. Weston (currently Weston Solutions Inc.) beginning in 1972, where he held various positions in the environmental field including project manager and cost engineer/estimator. He was a long-time member of The First Baptist Church of Malvern, where he actively served in many ways. He loved music and played the trumpet and sousaphone in numerous bands. He shared this interest with his children and participated in their musical education. He also loved to cook and catered many events for friends and family. He enjoyed general construction and restoring old houses, including some notable landmarks such as the Keystone Theatre in Towanda, Pa., and the Morstein Station in West Chester, Pa. He and his wife owned and operated The Victorian Guest House in Towanda for more than 12 years. Tom was a member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation leadership team at Weston and initiated a silent auction as part of the fundraising efforts, an event that now occurs annually. He and his wife, Nancy, were also involved in the annual Fight From the Fairway Golf Tournament at the Honey Brook Golf Course, which raises money for breast cancer research. He never tired of sharing his many gifts in service of others and did so with selfless enthusiasm. Tom was an inspiration to everyone who knew him for his upbeat outlook on life and determination to make every day count. In addition to his wife, Nancy, Tom is survived by his five children, Mark Taylor, Bethany Dogan (Don), Lindsay Addison (Jeff), Paul Taylor (Michelle) and Lumiere Tiffany (Carl). He also leaves behind six loving grandsons, Joshua Dogan, Alexander Preto, Jeffrey Dogan, Brian Taylor, Matthew Preto and William Addison and many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. A life celebration memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at The First Baptist Church in Malvern, located at 146 Channing Ave., Malvern, Pa. Visitors will be received at 10 a.m. leading up to the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Tom to The First Baptist Church of Malvern or to the American Diabetes Association (, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, Va. 22312. Arrangements are by The Labs Funeral Home Inc. of Honey Brook, Pa. Towanda Daily Review, 12 April 2008

VanHORN - GALLUP, Lenora C. VanHorn
92, of Ulster, PA, died Tuesday evening, April 29, 2008, at her home. Born November 27, 1915 in Troy, PA, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Lora Selleck VanHorn. Lenora was a graduate of Troy High School and Elmira Business Institute. On May 6, 1949, she married Rudolph Gallup at her parents' home in Granville Summit, PA. She was employed in earlier years by Mansfield State Teachers College, the Red Cross in Towanda for many years, the American Cancer Society, Bradford and Sullivan Counties Unit in Sayre, and the Ulster Elementary School in the cafeteria. Lenora was a member of the Ulster United Methodist Church and Eastern Star Chapter No. 76, Towanda. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her children and grandchildren. Surviving are: her husband, Rudolph Gallup, at home; her daughter, Donna Lynch and her husband, John Lynch of Corning, NY; her son, Kenneth C. Gallup and his companion, Jean Bennett of Ulster, PA; her grandchildren, Tracey McLaughlin and her husband, Luke McLaughlin of Corning, NY, Brian Fish and his wife, Cindy Fish of Burdett, NY, Leah Gallup, a student at Lock Haven University; two great-grandchildren, Kendra Fish and Colin McLaughlin; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sister, Dorothy Wilkins. The funeral service will be held Saturday, May 3, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Gordon Farr St., Ulster, PA. The family will receive friends Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the charity or organization of one's choice in Lenora C. VanHorn Gallup's memory.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/1/2008.

VOGEL Rev. R. Richard, Age 74, of Horseheads and formerly of Elmira Heights, died after an extended illness on Saturday, April 19, 2008. His surviving family include his wife, Judith (Austin) Vogel; son and daughters, John and Becky Vogel of Cameron Mills, NY, Jacqueline Marie and Clifford Schoffner of Elmira, NY, Roberta Lynn Munger of Boise, ID; grandsons, Trevor Vogel, Joshua, Justin and Tyler Morrison; sister, June (Robert) Moore of Auburn, NY; many dear friends and past congregants; sister-in-law, Mary Vogel of Auburn, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Dick was also predeceased by his brothers, Robert and Thomas Vogel. Dick was born in Auburn, NY, the son of the late John and Alta (Salisbury) Vogel. He was a graduate of Colgate Rochester Divinity School in Rochester and also received his Master's in World Religion from Syracuse University. Rev. Vogel served as a local Pastor from 1953 to 1960 at Vesper, North Manlius, Mottville and (Syracuse) LaFayette Avenue Methodist Churches. Ordained as a Probationary Member in 1960 and served as Associate Pastor at Auburn First Methodist, then as Pastor at Manchester Methodist. While at Manchester, in 1963, was Ordained an Elder in the Central New York Conference. Following that, he served at Whitesboro, as Director of Wesley Foundation at SUNY-Oswego, as Director of Student Affairs at Utica College, Pastor of East Syracuse United Church, St. Paul's UMC in Syracuse, Oakwood UMC in Elmira Heights, and Nelson UMC near Cazenovia, NY. He took the Retired status in 1999. Family and friends are invited to attend a service in celebration of his life to take place in the Horseheads First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY, on Friday, May 9, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. A time of fellowship will immediately follow in the fellowship hall at the conclusion of his service. Those wishing may remember Dick with memorials for the funding of a new PA system to allow those with hearing difficulties a better worship experience, c/o First United Methodist Church, Rev. Vogel Memorial, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY 14845. Arrangements with the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads, NY.
Published in the Star-Gazette from 4/21/2008 - 4/27/2008.

WEGRZYN - Andrew J. Wegrzyn, 38, of 2128 Fort Bevon Road, Harleysville, Pa. died Sunday, April 13, 2008, following a brief illness. He was the husband of Sue Bacon Wegrzyn, formerly of Towanda. Born March 3, 1970, in Philadelphia, Pa., he was the son of Joseph and the late Alexandra Wegrzyn. He is survived by his wife and father, and his in laws, Jesse and Norma Bacon of Towanda; brother-in-law, Scott Bacon, sister-in-law, Tammy Bacon and nephew Matthew Bacon of Lititz, Pa.; and sister-in-law, Beth Bacon Ralls and brother-in-law, Greg Ralls of King of Prussia, Pa. Viewing and funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 17, at St. Josaphat's Catholic Church, 124 Cotton St., Philadelphia. Internment will be in the Westminster Cemetery in Philadelphia. - Towanda Daily Review, 15 April 2008

WHITE Robert A.
Age 66 of Horseheads, NY, died on Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Bob was born June 27, 1941 in Corning, NY, a son of the late Charles and Agnes Scudder. He was employed by A&P for 18 years and later worked at Kennedy Valve. Bob enjoyed spending time at "the farm", with his family and preparing breakfast for opening day of hunting season for his sons and friends. He is survived by sons, Charles White of Horseheads, NY and Jeffery (Deanna) White of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Jeffery, Amber and Taylor; and special aunt and uncle, Helen and Spike Templar; a niece, uncles, cousins and a host of close friends. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY, on Friday, April 25, 2008, from 4-7 p.m. Mr. White's Funeral Service will be held immediately following at 7 p.m. Bob will be laid to rest on his family lot in Hornby, NY on Saturday, April 26, 2008, at 10 a.m.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/24/2008.

Age 86, of Bethany Village, Horseheads, NY, died on Saturday, April 19, 2008. She was born on September 14, 1921 in the Town of Catharine to the late William and Althea Wood. Mrs. Gilbert was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth E. Gilbert, Sr.; and her son, Lucian W. Gilbert. She is survived by her son, John K. Gilbert (Barbara) of Fairfield, CT; her son, Kenneth E. Gilbert Jr. (Toni) of Manassas, VA; and her daughter, Karla J. Edwards (Miles) of Casper, WY; two granddaughters, five grandsons, five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Gilbert lived much of her life in Schuyler County and the surrounding areas and considered her close friends and family her greatest joy in her life. She graduated from Odessa Central School in 1939. Soon after she became a riveter for the war effort, building aircraft in Connecticut and California. She married Kenneth E. Gilbert Sr. in 1951. She was a beautician for 11 years and had her own home business. Beulah went on to work as a secretary for the School of Veterinary Medicine and retired from Cornell University. After retirement "Ted and Ken" moved to Hudson, FL. After several years they moved to Lincolnton, NC, where they made many fine friends. They enjoyed traveling around the country visiting friends and family. Later they moved back to Horseheads, NY. Friends and family are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 534 Church St., Odessa, NY, on Thursday, April 24, 2008, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 25, at 11:00 a.m., followed by a brief ceremony at Laurel Hill Cemetery.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/22/2008.

? DECKER, Elizabeth R. "Betty"
Age 89, of Breesport, went home to be with her husband, Robert on Thursday, April 17, 2008. Elizabeth is survived by daughters, Catherine (Scott) Huntley of Erin, NY, Liz (Curt) Rudolph of Stockholm, NJ; grandchildren, Tracy Feaster, Robert Dunn, Eugene Dunn, Curt Rudolph, Jr., René Miceli and Eric Rudolph; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Florence Baczewicz, NJ; brother-in-law, George Decker, NJ; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Relatives and Friends may call at the Kalec Funeral Home, Sunday from 1-3 p.m. with her Funeral Service to follow at 3 p.m., Rev. Christopher Linsler officiating. Burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery, Paterson, NJ, at the convenience of the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/18/2008.

? PATCH, Helen Elizabeth
Age 91, died April 9, 2008 at her home in Leesburg, Florida. She was born in Michigan on December 28th, 1916. While a young child, her family relocated to Elmira, New York. She resided there for nearly 50 years before moving to Florida in 1964. With the exception of a few years spent in Tennessee, she remained in Florida, living primarily in West Palm Beach before moving to Leesburg in 1999. Helen enjoyed crocheting, gardening, and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold J. Patch; two of her sons, Dwight A. Maslinski and Richard J. Maslinski; her grandson, Michael P. Wheeler; her brother, John Niles; and two of her sisters, Anna Carey and Ruth Baldwin. Survivors include her brother, Harley Townsend; sister, Cora DeProspero; sons, Anthony A. Maslinski and Caisimer J. (CJ) Maslinski; daughters, Rose Mary Graham and Ruth Ann Maslinski; ten grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Helen will be laid to rest at Hillcrest Memorial Park in West Palm Beach, Florida. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lake & Sumter, Inc. at 2445 Lane Park Road in Tavares, FL 32778.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 4/24/2008 - 4/26/2008.

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