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.
BOTHE James V. Sr.
Age 78, of Columbus, Ohio, died on Friday, May 23, 2008, in Columbus, Ohio. Raised in Franklin, Ohio, James graduated from Chaminade High School (Dayton, 1947) and earned a chemical engineering degree from the University of Dayton in 1951. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and was stationed at Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland. Following his service to the US Army, James was employed by Corning Glass Works (Corning Incorporated) for 25 years. James was preceded in death by his son, Charles Bothe; brother, Glenn Bothe; and parents, Arnold and Elizabeth (Heckman) Bothe. James has been loved and will be missed by the surviving members of his family, his wife of 53 years, Teresa (Ambrosone) Bothe; children, Anne Broughton, Michael Patrick (Noelle) Bothe, Matthew Bothe, James Bothe Jr., and Catherine (Marvin) Almquist; ten grandchildren; brother, Richard (Patricia) Bothe; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary's Church on Saturday, May 31, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. The burial will follow at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Cemetery. Arrangements by Carpenter's Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/29/2008.
BOYANOWSKI - Mr. Edward P. Boyanowski, 83, of RR1, Box 1899, Laceyville, PA (Doolittle Hill), died on Sunday evening, May 25, 2008 at the Golden Living Center in Tunkhannock. Born in DuPont on May 22, 1925, Ed was the son of the late Stephen and Josephine Griscavage Boyanowski. Growing up in Laceyville, he attended Laceyville High School. In 1944, Ed married Estelle (Stella) Deleski and started their life and family together on their dairy farm on Doolittle Hill, known as Doolittle Hill Farms, where they raised their four children. Ed started working at the Laceyville Creamery, where he worked for over 10 years. While working his dairy farm, Ed was also employed at Bendix Corp. in South Montrose for over 35 years, retiring in 1995. When Ed had some free time, he enjoyed fishing and hunting. He took great pride in the landscaping around his home and farm. Ed also enjoyed gardening and tending his fruit trees. In his later years, he enjoyed long walks with his favorite dog, Brooke. A member of St. Joachim’s Roman Catholic Church in Meshoppen, he was also a member of the South Auburn Grange #1188.Beside his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Estelle (Stella) Frances Deleski, who died on June 11, 2007. Also preceding him in death were a sister, Lottie Kamarauskas, and two brothers, John Boyanowski and Stephen Boyanowski. He is survived by his three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Betty Boyanowski of Lawton, Steven and Judy Boyanowski of Mehoopany and Dennis and Sherre Boyanowski of Laceyville; his daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Curt Pickett of Laceyville, along with 11 loving grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Barbara Marabell of St. Augustine, FL and Helen Stewart of Erie; three brothers, Donald Boyanowski of Lexington, KY, Ronald Boyanowski of Mansfield and Arthur Boyanowski of Lake Carey and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 29 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 from St. Joachim’s Roman Catholic Church in Meshoppen with Fr. Ron Hughes of the church officiating. Interment will be in St. Joachim’s Cemetery in Meshoppen. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the South Auburn Grange #1188, c/o Mrs. Bea Gardner, RR2, Meshoppen, PA 18630. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, 29 May 2008
BRENNAN - STONE Leone Brennan
69, of Denton, NC, known by many and loved by all, went to be with our Lord on Thursday, May 29, 2008, surrounded by family and dear friends following an extended illness. A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, May 31, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Meadowview Presbyterian Church, Lexington, NC. A Memorial will also be held in Pennsylvania at a later date at the convenience of her family. Leone was born December 24, 1938, in Athens, PA to Dr. Elton M. Brennan and Sibyl Macafee Brennan. She attended Kings College in Nyack, NY. She was a member and fervent prayer warrior at Meadowview Presbyterian Church, Lexington, NC. Being a godly woman, she was a facilitator of the Peacemakers Group and Coordinator of the Clothing Closet Ministry, as well as Director of Assimilation at Meadowview. She was Area Representative for the Lexington Christian Women's Club. Leone was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Andrew Brennan, John Brennan and Timothy Brennan; sister-in-law, Phyllis Brennan; and nephew, Ray Slagle. Survivors include her loving and beloved husband, Lawrence F. Stone; daughter, Lynnette Bixby and husband, Michael of Fassett, PA; sons, Brian Stone and wife, Kathleen of Mt. Gilead, NC, and Bret Stone and wife, Penny of Chillicothe, IL; as well as her grandchildren, Elijah Bixby, Joshua and Hunter Stone, Madison, Mason and Grace Stone. Leone was also survived by sisters, Marjorie (Albert) Webster of Carlisle, PA; Sibyl (Thomas) Slagle of LaGrange, GA; sister-in-law, Pauline Brennan of Athens, PA; and many loved nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Leone's memory to Hospice of Davidson County or Voice of the Martyrs. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/31/2008.
BUCK - Louise E. Buck Miller, 87, of Campbell, died Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at the Steuben County Health Care Facility. She was retired as a nurse and teacher with Campbell Central School for 30 years. Survivors include her daughter, Jane Kaszczynec of Cameron; two sons, John Miller of Avoca, James Miller of Campbell; three sisters, Grace Kear of Ulysses, Pa., Jean Howe of Walnut Creek, Calif., Dorothy Erway of Coudersport, Pa.; two brothers, Raymond Buck of Ulysses, Pa., Robert Buck of Genesee, Pa. Calling hours are noon-1 p.m. today, May 30 at Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning. Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 1 p.m. today, May 30, the Rev. Kate Benton officiating. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery, Ulysses, Pa. - Corning Leader, 29 May 2008
BURKHOLDER David L.
Age 79, of Mansfield, PA, died Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. David was the husband of Thelma (Nolt) Burkholder for 56 years. He was born November 3, 1928 in Leacock, PA, a son of David L. and Anna Ruth (Keller) Burkholder. David retired from Burkholder Garage where he was a mechanic. He was a member of the P.J. Bair Post 7418, Veterans of Foreign Wars Home Assoc. of Gap, PA. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Korean War. David is survived by his wife, Thelma; two sons and daughters-in-law, Shawn Brooks and Sandra Burkholder of Paradise, PA, Troy Rendel and Heather Burkholder of Mansfield, PA; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen Lynette and Jim Kennel of CO, Marlene Kay and John Riehl of Strasburg, PA; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles and Vera Burkholder of Farmersville, PA, John and Dawn Burkholder of FL; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara and Bill Ressler of Leola, PA, Mary and Elvin McMichaels of New Providence, PA. He was preceded in death by a son, David Scott Burkholder on July 10, 2004; a sister, Alma Carper; three brothers, Elvin, Ira and Art Burkholder. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Friday, June 13th, 2008, at 1:30 p.m. at Indiantown Gap VA National Cemetery with Rev. Emlyn Jones officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in David's memory to the Juvenile Diabetes Association. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette from 5/29/2008 - 5/30/2008.
CAREY - Jack E. Carey, 75, of Springville, PA, died on Sunday evening, May 25, 2008 at his home. He was born in Scranton, the son of the late Howard and Eva Smith Carey. He and his wife, the former Elizabeth Wood, celebrated their 53rd anniversary on March 5. An Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was employed as a machine mechanic. Surviving, besides his wife, are three daughters, Tonya Mason of Rushville, Roxanne Choplosky of Hop Bottom and Amy Carey of Tunkhannock; three sons, Jack Carey of Clarks Summit, Danny Carey of Sweet Valley and Randy Carey of Tunkhannock; one brother, Charles Carey of Tunkhannock; five sisters, Betty Jane Stephens of Meshoppen, Vennetta Strohl of Apalachin, NY, Marjorie Hill of Dimock, Carolyn Rozanski of Tunkhannock and Faye Garrison of Beaver Springs; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Wednesday evening, May 28 at the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Interment was in the Union Cemetery, Springville. Friends called on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, 29 May 2008
CHELGREN - WALIZER, Carolyn C. of Ulysses, PA
76, died Saturday, May 31, 2008, in her home. Born December 16, 1931, in Altoona, PA, she was the daughter of Karl A. and Gwendolyn Wood Chelgren. On July 22, 1955, in Bellwood, PA, she married Elery H. Walizer, who survives. A 1953 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, she retired from the Northern Potter School District in 1996 after over 43 years of teaching vocal and instrumental music, elementary and junior high art and library. Active in extracurricular work at school and civic work in the community, she was the girls varsity volleyball and basketball coach, yearbook advisor, and did staging for class plays and school musical productions. She was the first woman to be elected to the Ulysses Borough Council, where she presided as president for eight of her ten years. During those years, the town's sewage and water systems were installed. Mrs. Walizer also helped organize the Potter County Solid Waste Authority, serving as secretary-treasurer. Most recently, she was a member of the Northern Potter School Board for eight years, and a representative to the Seneca Highlands Intermediate Nine Board for seven years. Traveling extensively, she and her husband visited all 50 states and 31 foreign countries. Surviving besides her husband, Elery, are: two sons, Herbert L. (Teresa) Walizer of Jacksonville, FL, and Elery Jon (Charlinda) Walizer of Pennsdale, PA; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Karl (Emily) Chelgren of Eugene, OR; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Marilyn Woodhall. Friends may call Wednesday, June 4, 2008, from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday in the Ulysses First Baptist Church. The Rev. Thomas Shatto will officiate. Burial will be in Wood Family Cemetery, Grampian, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/1/2008.
CHELGREN - Carolyn C. Walizer, 76, of Ulysses, died Saturday,
May 31, 2008 at home. She was employed by the Northern Potter School District
for 43, teaching vocal and instrumental music and art and working in the
library. Survivors include her husband, Elery; two sons, Herbert Walizer
of Jacksonville, Fla. and Elery J. Walizer of Pennsdale, Pa.; and a brother,
Karl Chelgren of Eugene, Ore. Calling hours are from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
Wednesday, June 4 at Olney Funeral Home in Ulysses. Funeral services will
be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 5 at Ulysses First Baptist Church.
- Corning Leader, 31 May 2008
CONRAD Jan V.
71, died May 28th, 2008 on the 5th floor of the Robert Packer Hospital in their very attentive care with his family by his side. Jan was born April 28, 1937 in Montour Falls, the third son of Farrell and Ruth Conrad. Jan was the President of his Spencer Class of 1955, served in the U.S. Marines, attended BCC and Cornell University. Jan retired from Cornell University as the Director of Project Planning and Estimating where his former direct reports and colleagues ably steer and shape Cornell's campus. Jan is survived by Iva, his wife of 46 years; along with his children, Patrick (Michele) Conrad and Vonda (Mike Radzik) Royce; grandchildren, Michaela, Joshua, Kyle, Amber, and Eisha; stepbrother, Oradell (Sally) Conrad; half brother, Jonathon (Donna) Conrad; half sister, Jackie (Russ) Kiefer; and many nieces and nephews. Jan was predeceased by his parents; brothers, George and Dohn; and sisters, Patricia Carlyle and Joanne Redsicker. Memorial Services will be June 2, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at the Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer. Friends may call from 11:00-1:00 before the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Jan's name to the S-VE Booster Club c/o S-VE H.S., PO Box 307, Dartts Cross Rd., Spencer, NY 14883. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/31/2008.
COX - Ruth Evelyn Hessler, 100, of Clearwater, FL, formerly of
Vestal and Apalachin, NY, entered eternal rest Saturday, May 17, 2008.
She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Oct. 30, 1907, the daughter of the late
Charles and Henry Cox.
She graduated from Split Rock High School and Central City Business College in Syracuse, NY. Her beloved husband, Warren Nelson, Sr. died in 1968.
Surviving are her son, Warren Nelson Hessler, Jr.; daughter-in-law, Christine Hessler; two daughters, Betty Carolyn Ball (Phelps) of Gouverneur, NY and Helen Phillips of Clearwater, FL. She is also survived by 26 grandchildren, 69 great-grandchildren and 55 great-great-grandchildren. Sadly, her daughter, Mary Jean DeGaramo predeceased her in 2004, along with son-in-law, Gordon J. DeGarmo in 2001; son-in-law, William A. Phillips and grandson, W. Phelps Ball, III, both in 2006. She is survived by one sibling, Stewart Cox of Syracuse, NY, but was predeceased by her other siblings, one sister, Naomi Crawford and brothers, Joseph, Leon, Charles, Amos, William and Henry. Ruth had many, many nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved. Ruth was sweet, lovely and gracious to all and much cherished. Calling hours were Thursday, May 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Coleman & Daniels Funeral Home, 300 E. Main St., Endicott, followed by funeral services at the same facility on Friday, May 23 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, you may donate to Hospice House Woodside, 6770-102nd Ave. N., Pinellas Park, FL 33782. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, 29 May 2008
CRANE - Frank M. Crane, 92, of Greens Landing died on Thursday, May 29, 2008. He was born on Dec. 2, 1915 in Sayre, the son of the late Bessie and John Crane. He married the late Martha Benninger Crane in Feb. 1942. Frank worked for many years as a farmer on the farm; where he was raised and lived for over 90 years. He also started and worked his own excavating business, F.M. Crane & Son, for several years until his retirement. He is predeceased by: his wife, Martha in 1996; and his sisters, Edna Horton in 1969 and Gertrude Crane in 2002. He is survived by: his son and daughter-in-law, John and Christine Crane of Athens; daughters and son-in-laws, Lucinda and Paul Friedrichsen of Nichols and Margaret and John Crowley of Athens; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Family and friends may call at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., located at 225 South Main Street, Athens, on Saturday, May 31, 2008 from 2 to 3 p.m. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Dale Bird from the Ulster Presbyterian Church officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. - Sayre Morning Times, 29 May 2008
DENMARK - Michael Robert Denmark, 20, of Oakwood Estates, Dundee, died Wednesday, May 28, 2008 in a car accident. He was a machine and fork truck driver for Guardian Industries. Survivors include his father, Ronald J. Denmark of Rock Stream, his mother, Barbara Nielson of Penn Yan; two brothers, Benjamin J. Denmark of Dundee and Peter Derr of Penn Yan and a sister, Kimberly Samuelson of Penn Yan. Calling hours will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, June 2, at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, June 2 immediately following calling hours at the funeral home, the Rev. Lucinda O’Leary officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. - Corning Leader, 1 June 2008
DOAN - Kenneth Doan, 85, of Leesburg, FL. died on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 in Tavares, FL. Born in Niles Valley, he lived in the area for many years before moving to Florida in 1998. Mr. Doan was the owner and operator of Doan's Texaco in Osceola. He is predeceased by his wife, Marie McNett Doan. He is survived by his current wife, Madolene Doan of Leesburg, FL; three daughters, Kathleen Grugan of West Grove, Connie Turner of Umatilla, FL., Janice Franklin of Russellville, TN.; seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Beyers Funeral Home, Umatilla, FL.
DUNHAM - Phyllis R. McCutcheon, 71, wife of Harry E. McCutcheon
of South St., Sayre, Pa.. died Tuesday morning May 27, 2008 at the
Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre following an extended illness. Born October
18, 1936 in Sayre she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Minnie Fuller
Dunham. She was a graduate of Sayre High School. On August 18, 1956 Phyllis
married Harry E. McCutcheon. Her life encompassed her home and family.
She enjoyed reading and spending time with family especially her grandchildren.
Surviving are: Her husband Harry E. McCutcheon, at home; her children and
their spouses, Harry McCutcheon and his wife, Peggy of Sayre; Sherri Conner
and her husband, Charles of Sayre; Pa.tti Jo Morris and her husband, Jon
of Waverly; Shawn McCutcheon and his wife, Shelby of Elmira; ten grandchildren,
Dillon, Ashley, Josh, Jesse, Stormy, Derek, Sammy, Thomas, Carlee, Cameron
and Chubbub; nine great grandchildren; her sisters, Bernice DeSisiti of
Sayre, Shirley Bowman and her husband, Philip of Sayre; Joanne Kraus of
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister, Esther White. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Interment will be private. The Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, PA is assisting Phyllis’ family with arrangements. - Sayre Morning Times, 28 May 2008
FOSTER - WERKHEISER Brenda L.
Of Glenerie Lane, Saugerties, and formerly of Elmira, died Saturday, May 31, 2008. She was 45. She was born April 21, 1963, a daughter of the late William Foster. She worked in administration at the Hudson Correctional Facility in Hudson, NY. Surviving are her son, Jerome Werkheiser; her daughter, Jessica Werkheiser, both of Elmira; and her companion, James Rick Polacco of Saugerties. Also surviving are two brothers, William Foster Jr. of Florida, and Eric Foster of Texas; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave., Kingston, on Tuesday from 4 - 8 p.m. Cremation will be private. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/2/2008.
GILLETT Hugh H
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., May 14, 1924, Pg 1
Mrs. Carrie A. Gee, of 15 Pearl Street, was called to Snoe Shoe, May 2 to attend the funeral of her cousin, Hugh H. Gillett, who was constable of that place. He received injuries April 5, that resulted in his death about a month later. He was called to arrest a man for refusing to send his children to school who with two others attacked Mr Gillett. While struggling with them a fourth man, Harry Aumen, stepped up behind Mr Gillett and struck a pick axe through his skull. He was taken to the Lock Haven hospital where everything possible was done for him, but to no avail. He died April 29. Aumen is in Bellefonte jail awaiting trial. The others are out on bail. Hugh H. Gillett was born in Covington, PA, Sept 29, 1865, the youngest son of Samuel and Susan Orvis Gillett. When he was ten months old his parents moved to Mansfield, where his boyhood was spent. At the age of 22 years he went to Clearfield County to work. He married there and lived in that vicinity until the time of his death. He is survived by his widow and six children; also by one sister, Mary I. Stringfellow of Kylertown, PA and one brother Casson C. Gillett of Sea Breeze, Florida.
GUINN Shirley B.
Age 76, of Elmira, died Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Shirley was born May 15, 1932, a daughter of Bryant G. and Frances Wilson Davis. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Donald L. Guinn; children, Donna Guinn of Owego, NY, Cindy Sheehan, with husband Kevin, of Rochester, NY, Wendy Guinn of Rochester, NY, and L. Philip Guinn of Elmira; 11 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sister Lorraine Galasso of Venice, FL; and daughter-in-law Jodie Guinn of Elmira. "Shirley, our beloved wife and mother, will be greatly missed. Her love and devotion for our family was never ending, and she will live in our hearts forever." Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Saturday, May 31, 2008 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Donations in Shirley's memory may be directed to the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/29/2008.
HACKETT Robert Raye, Sr.
71, born October 24, 1936 in Nelson, PA, went to be to with his Lord after a year long courageous battle with lung cancer. May 29, 2008 marked the end of a good life. Bob worked at Ingersoll Rand and Dresser Rand in Painted Post, NY, for 43 years and 7 months as a Maintenance Millwright. Above all, he loved his family. Bob had a work ethic that encompassed not only his job, but every hunting and fishing expedition. His attention to detail was known and respected by everyone he touched. Bob was an excellent stone mason, carpenter, electrician, plumber, jack-of-all-trades. Everyone came to him with their problems and he always gave his time and knowledge freely. He loved baseball, his NY Yankees, and football, NY Giants. Bob coached Little League baseball for four years and loved working with children. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Roberta; son, Robert R. Hackett, Jr. (Annie) of Elkland, PA, Lisa J. McLean (Keith) of Nelson, PA, Ellen G. Calkins (Guy) of Fairport, NY, Beth E. Krause (Steven) of Miami, FL; his beloved mother, Edith M. Hackett of Osceola, PA. He is also survived by his siblings, Sharon Jones, Terry (Joanne) Hackett, Bradley (Rosemary) Hackett, Carly (John Butch) McDivitt, William (Lois) Hackett, Debbie (Scott) Chilson. Also surviving are grandchildren, Angelique Aucker (Adam Smith), Marine Sergeant Ryan D. Hackett (2nd Lieutenant Laura Dorrance), Danielle Calkins, Andrew Calkins and Kyle Krause. Bob was predeceased by son, Michael John; and his father, Frederick Hackett. We will miss his wonderful smile, his guidance and love. Bob was a very special man to everyone who knew and loved him. Donations can be made to the Elkland Area Library or a charity of your choice. There will be no calling hours at his wishes. A memorial service will be held on June 16, 2008, 1:00 p.m. at the United Church of Nelson. Arrangements are entrusted to Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA 16920. The family of Robert R. Hackett, Sr. would like to send appreciation and thanks to everyone who sent cards, letters, gifts of gas cards, money, food, telephone calls and hugs. Special thanks to Dr. Anthony Nespola and his staff for saving his life so many times. To the staff at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, staff and doctors at Corning Guthrie and Robert Packer Hospitals for excellent care. Dr. Kim Norville, thanks for the exceptional pulmonary and personal care. Thanks to everyone at the Guthrie Cancer Center in Corning. He loved and respected each and every one of you. We will all remember your prayers on his behalf and know he resides in the loving arms of Jesus. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/31/2008.
HAMILTON - Francis F. Hamilton, 92, of 494 N. Hamilton St., Painted Post, died Saturday, May 31, 2008 at Corning Hospital. He was a retired Corning Packaging employee and served in the Army Air Corps. Survivors include his son, Gary Hamilton of Painted Post. Calling hours are 10-11 a.m. Friday, June 6, at Carpenter’s Funeral Home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 6 immediately following calling hours. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. - Corning Leader, 1 June 2008
HAMMACK - Jerry Wayne Hammack, 47, (beloved husband of Leah Hartford Hammack) of Okeechobee, Fla., formerly of the Canton area, died on May 25, 2008, in Ft. Pierce, Fla. Jerry was born April 27, 1961 in Nottoway County, Va., a son of the late Larry and Nancy Hammack. He was a truck driver having moved to Okeechobee from the Canton area in 2001. Mr. Hammack proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Freedom Ranch and Calvary Chapel. He is survived by his wife, Leah of Okeechobee; a daughter, Melissa (Jason) Wise of Aurora, Colo.; a son, Trey (Heather) Brown of Panama City, Fla.; four grandchildren; a brother, Sandy (Susan) Hammack of Glade Valley, N.C.; his father-in-law, Harland (Connie) Harford of Canton; a sister-in-law, Michelle (Mick) Hartford of Harrisburg; brothers-in-law, Jeff (Tina) Ragan of Canton and Chad Ragan of Duncannon, Pa. In addition to his parents, Jerry was predeceased by a brother-in-law, Donnie Hartford. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, May 29, at Bass Funeral Home in Okeechobee, Fla., with funeral services following at 7 p.m. Friends may sign the guest book at www.bassokeechobeefuneralhome.com. A graveside service will be held at noon on Saturday, May 31, at the West Hill Cemetery in Shunk, Pa. Local arrangements are under the direction of Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. - Towanda Daily Review, 29 May 2008
HANNIGAN - PATTERSON, Marie Ann
Age 65, of Gardner Rd., Horseheads, NY, died on Thurs., June 5, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Marie was born Nov. 4, 1942 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of Fletcher and Alice Rita (Votrey) Hanigan. She is also survived by her daughter and son, Elaine Badr of Horseheads, NY, Mark (Liz) Dewey of North Ridge, CA; mother, Rita Hanigan of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Jennifer Brink of Horseheads, NY, Jeremy Badr, also of Horseheads, NY, Evan and Hayden Dewey of North Ridge, CA; great-grandson, Cayden Isaiah Brink; sisters, Joan (Raymond) Case of Waverly, NY, Eileen (Pat) Pizza of Dover, PA; and several nieces, nephews, and close and caring friends and neighbors. Marie retired from the Chemung Co. Nursing Facility, where she was an account clerk. She was a devoted lover of animals who also operated "Auntie Marie's Pet Sitting Service." She was a frequent patron of the Horseheads Free Library and a part-time aide at BOCES, Elmira, NY, Horseheads, NY, and Big Flats, NY, School Districts. She especially enjoyed working with developmentally challenged children. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, NY, on Monday, June 9, 2008, from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 W. Broad St., Horseheads, on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. Her interment service will take place privately at the convenience of her family. Those wishing may also remember Marie with memorials by mail to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, by phone 800-805-5856, or email@example.com. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/7/2008.
HOCKSTAFF John Andrew
Of Elmira, NY died May 26, 2008. He was born February 5, 1939, the son of Edwin and Ethel Hockstaff. John is survived by his son Jeremy Hockstaff and his daughter Jessica Hockstaff, both of Elmira. John was a retired employee of the Elmira Psychiatric Center and Catholic Charities. He proudly served as a paratrooper in the United States Army, serving during the Korean War. John was a beloved father and a best friend. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Monday, June 2, 2008 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m.
Published in the Star-Gazette from 5/31/2008 - 6/1/2008.
HOWE Jean F.
Age 52, of Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, died peacefully at her home with her family by her side. Jean was born in Elmira on July 31, 1955, daughter of the late Edgar and Thelma (Deegan) Howe. Jean was employed by the Chemung County Nursing Facility and Diven Elementary School in Elmira. She cherished her time with her grandchildren and loved visiting beaches throughout the country. Survivors include her daughters, Melissa Howe of Elmira, and Mary (Sam) Smith of Maiden, NC; brothers, Steven (Debra) Howe of Horseheads, NY, and Donald Howe of Elmira; sister, Christine (Sam) Lentini of Rochester, NY; grandchildren, Amaya, Ayana and Sarah Frances; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, June 2, 2008, from 12 to 2 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. Interment will take place in Bradford Memorial Park at the convenience of the family.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/1/2008.
HUNT - Charles Oliver Hunt, 64, of Rome, died Sunday, May 25, 2008 at home surrounded by his family. He loved the outdoors and hunted from Wyoming to New York and fished from the Adirondacks to North Carolina with many of his family members. Charles worked as a bricklayer and craftsman for 35 years and belonged to Local No. 3 of Ithaca. He served in the US Army, stationed in Korea from 1962-1965, and was a member of Vietnam Veterans of Owego and Nichols American Legion. Surviving are: his wife, Pauline; his children, Wendy (Andrew) Kurtz, Macedon, N.Y., Donald (Nadine) Hunt, Manorville, N.Y., Shannon Huxtable, Nichols, and Damon (Dana) Hunt, Watertown, N.Y.; daughter-in-law Vicki Hunt, Wilmington, N.C.; stepchildren Steven (Heidi) Goodwin, Newark Valley, Karen (Keith) Hawkins, Nichols, Laura Goodwin, Spencer, and Janet (Paul) Evenson, Newark Valley; brothers Donald Hunt, Nichols, and John (Shirley) Hunt, Owego; sisters Carolyn (Klaaus) Koetse, Raleigh, N.C., and Marilyn Chandler, Owego; 16 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by a longtime companion, Herkimer (Amazon parrot), who was won in a poker tournament many, many years ago. Charles was predeceased by: his son Scott; his mother, Bernita; his father, Donald; and his sister-in-law, Nancy Hunt. A memorial service will be held at Richards Funeral Home, Rt. 17c West, Owego, Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at 7 p.m. Friends are invited to visit at Richards Funeral Home Wednesday prior to the service, beginning at 5 p.m. - Sayre Morning Times, 27 May 2008
JAYNE - NICHOLS, Marion F.
Age 89 and longtime resident of Horseheads, went home to be with her Savior on Sunday, May 25, 2008, at Elcor Health Services Center. Marion was born Nov. 4, 1918 in Endicott, NY to Robert and Alberta (Quick) Jayne. She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence L. Nichols in 1975. Marion is survived by her brother, Jesse R. Jayne of Vestal, NY; her nieces, Delores F. Snow of Land O'Lakes, FL and Judith J. Jayne also of Land O'Lakes, FL; and several other relatives. Mrs. Nichols retired from Marine Midland Bank, NA, now HSBC, in about 1979. She spent many years as a volunteer at the Elmira Heights Library. Services and burial with the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads will take place privately at the convenience of her family. Since Marion truly loved animals, her request was that in lieu of flowers, those wishing please contribute to the Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA, 2435 State Rt. 352 Elmira, NY 14903. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/1/2008.
JONAK James "Jim" Paul, M.D.
Age 67, died at his home in Hartfield, May 20, 2008. Dr. Jonak was a native of New York State and graduated from Olean High School, class of 1958. He received his B.S. Degree from St. Bonaventure University and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry from the University of Buffalo, and then completed four years of extensive research with the Department of Experimental Therapeutics at Roswell Park Memorial Institute in Buffalo. In 1976 Dr. Jonak received his M.D. degree from the State University Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. He served his family practice internship at St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse and was elected president of the Corning Hospital Medical Staff in 1978. Throughout Jim's career, he was also a family practice physician in Virginia for an HMO in Richmond; Fort Chiswell Medical Center, Wytheville; Ft. Eustis McDonald Army Hospital and retired from the Riverside Hayes Medical Center in the fall of 2007. Civil War reenactment was a major part of Jim's past time. He enjoyed portraying soldiers of both the North and South because he wanted reenactments to allow people to be educated about both sides in the Civil War. His compassion, dedication, and genuine concern for his patients, family and friends were the cornerstone of his too short life. Jim's life will be remembered and treasured by many including his wife of 23 years, Holly Jonak; three brothers, Thomas Jonak and wife, Barbara, Rochester, New York, Dr. Michael Jonak, Las Vegas, Lawrence Jonak and wife, Eileen, Olean, New York; sister-in-law, Gaile Felli and husband, James, Watkins Glen, New York; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. A celebration of Dr. Jonak's life journey will be held Saturday, June 7, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel of Hogg Funeral Home, 3098 George Washington Memorial Highway, Hayes, Virginia 23072. The family will receive friends from 9:00 until 10:00 a.m. prior to the service. Inurnment will be private. Holly would like to invite friends back to their home following the service for a time of food and fellowship. To continue Jim's educational legacy and passion for helping others, contributions may be made to: St. Bonaventure University, Attn: University Advancement/Dr. James P. Jonak Memorial, P.O. Box 2519, St. Bonaventure, New York 14778 or the Gloucester-Mathews Free Clinic/in Memory of Dr. James P. Jonak, 2276 George Washington Memorial Highway, Hayes, Virginia 23072. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/30/2008.
KANE - Josephine “Jo” Kane Griffin, 95, of Tunkhannock, formerly of Towanda, PA, died Sunday, May 25, 2008, at Ann’s Grove Personal Care Home in Tunkhannock after an illness, surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of William E. Griffin, Sr., who predeceased her in death in June of 1999. She was born in South Waverly on June 29, 1912, daughter of the late John and Ellen Foley Kane. Prior to her marriage, she was employed as a secretary to the principal of Waverly High School in Bradford County. When she and her husband moved into the Towanda area in 1951, she was frequently asked to work for Bradford County Bureau of Elections at election time. She was extremely loyal to her children, following their sports and academic endeavors while they attended St. Agnes High School in Towanda. She maintained a wide network of friends in Towanda and later in Tunkhannock. Jo was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Patricia, who died shortly after birth in 1953; brother, John Kane and sister, Genevieve Kane DeMartini. Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, William E., Jr. of Tunkhannock, Dr Michael J. and his wife, Laura of State College, Timothy J. and his wife, Patricia of Tunkhannock; daughters and sons-in-law, Joellen and David Kule of Laporte, Colette and Anthony Romano of Cheektowaga, NY; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, May 28 at 9 a.m. at the Church of the Nativity BVM in Tunkhannock. Interment was in Pieta Cemetery, Tunkhannock. Friends called at the church from 8:30 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Nativity BVM, 99 East Tioga St., Tunkhannock, PA 18657 or to Ann’s Grove Personal Care Home, 601 Sugar Hollow Road, Tunkhannock, PA 18657. Arrangements were by the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc., Tunkhannock. For online condolences, go to www.sheldonkukuchkafuneralhome.com. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman. Wyalusing Rocket May 28 2008
KERR - Daniel P. Kerr, 54, of 22 W. William St., Bath, died Thursday, May 22, 2008 at home. He was a veteran of the United States Army. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. today, May 29 at the Bath National Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Bond-Davis Funeral Home, 107 E. Steuben St. - Corning Leader, 28 May 2008
KOSTYAL - Joseph B. Kostyal, 96, of Central Avenue, Wellsboro, died Saturday, May 24, 2008 at Broad Acres. Joe was born March 19, 1912 in New Salem, the son of the late Ignatious and Anna Schancer Kostyal. He was a graduate of Steelton High School, Class of 1931, and retired from Westinghouse Electric, Lester. Joe was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Wellsboro, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, dancing and cooking. Surviving are son, Richard Byrd of Mena, Ark.; daughter, Carol Dorsey of Michigan; two nephews, David Kostyal of Sayre, Frank Kostyal of Camp Hill; one niece, Margaret Arnold of Colorado Springs, Colo. He was predeceased by a brother, Frank, and a sister, Theresa Brantina. Friends and family are invited to Joe's Life Celebration on Thursday May 29, from 6-8 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home, 139 Main S.,Wellsboro, Mass of Christian Burial to follow on Friday May 30, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Central Ave., Wellsboro. Family will provide flowers. If desired, Memorials in his memory may be made to the Salvation Army, 457 Market St., Williamsport, Pa. 17701, or the American Cancer Society, Tioga County Unit, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, Pa. 17701. - Mansfield Gazette, 28 May 2008
LAMPITELLI - WALSH, Anne Michael
89, of Phoenix, Arizona, died May 28, 2008. She was born in Brooklyn, NY, on October 31, 1918, to John and Josephine (Carabella) Lampitelli. She moved to Arizona 28 years ago. Anne was a circulation attendant for the Phoenix Public Library, Acacia Branch, and a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church. She is survived by her daughter, Annemarie Thompson, Phoenix; son, Robert M. Walsh, Elmira, NY; sisters, Susan Wiese, Grand Island, NE, and Mildred Prentiss, Medford, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 330 W. Coral Gables. Entombment will follow at Holy Redeemer Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the animal charity of your choice. Arrangements by Hansen Mortuary. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/5/2008.
LELJEDAL Leonard A., Jr.
Of Southport, died at St. Joseph's Hospital on Tuesday, June 3, 2008, after a long illness. He was 62 years old. Leonard is survived by his wife of 40 years Gail Haupt Leljedal; daughters and son-in-law, Lisa French of Las Vegas, NV, Julie and Richard Lewis of Elmira; sons and daughter-in-law, Martin and Lisa Leljedal of Horseheads, Scott Leljedal of Horseheads, and Dave Akins of Elmira; grandchildren, Emily, Taylor, Hunter, Andrew, Ryan, Alex, Monica, Michael, Skylar, Richard, Jr., Zack, Bryce, and Avery; brother and sister-in-law Marshall and Marion Leljedal of Pine City; sisters and brother-in-law, Marcia and Mike Earley of Elmira, Charlotte Roberts of Elmira. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Margaret Haupt of Elmira; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Col. Richard and Olivia Haupt of AZ, Gary and Karen Haupt of KY, Dan and Mary Haupt of Big Flats, Mike and Dawn Haupt of Pine City, Virginia and Peter Pringle of Jamestown, NY, Steve and Sandy Haupt of Rochester, NY, Nancy Haupt, with fiancé Jim Bottcher of Elmira, Dave Haupt of RI, and Mary Beth Haupt, with fiancé Chris Van Gorder of Lowman, best friends, Mary and Richard "Slats" Budnick, card playing friends, Tommy Dinniny and Mike Pangallo; along with many much loved nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is predeceased by his parents, Aimee and Leonard Leljedal, Sr., and father-in-law Roswell D. Haupt. Leonard served his country in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1966. He was a self employed contractor for many years, and ran the heating and air conditioning department at Goostrey's. Leonard also worked at Lowe's as a department manager, recently retiring. Active in the community Leonard was involved with foster care for over 20 years, volunteered at the Community Soup Kitchen, was on the board of the Southside High School Booster Club and was instrumental in the building of Hurley Stadium at Southside. Friends are invited to a Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 7, 2008 at North Presbyterian Church. Donations in Leonard's memory may be directed to North Presbyterian Food Pantry, 921 College Avenue, Elmira, NY 14901. Leonard's entire family wishes to thank daughters, Julie and Lisa, for the wonderful care, and love, shown their father during his long illness. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/5/2008.
LOVE - Mrs. Ruth Ann Fuller, age 70, of RR 2, Box 242, Meshoppen, Pa. (South Auburn), died on Friday morning, May 30, 2008, at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., surrounded by her loving family. She was born in South Auburn, on the family farm, on Sept. 29, 1937, the daughter of the late Charles M. (Mack) and Luella Grow Love Sr. Growing up in the South Auburn area, Ruth Ann was a graduate of the Meshoppen High School. On July 7, 1956, she married her husband, Gerald L. Fuller. Ruth Ann was employed by Place's Department Store, in Laceyville, Pa.; the A&P Market, in Tunkhannock, PA.; the Meshoppen Dress Factory; the Pink Apple Restaurant, in Tunkhannock; Tiffany Lamp Factory Outlet, in Laceyville; the Laceyville Discount Store; and the Canteen Service, at Procter and Gamble Paper Products, in Mehoopany, Pa., retiring in 2003. In her spare time she enjoyed spending time with her pets. She loved to cook and bake, she enjoyed working in her vegetable garden and flower gardens, and she cherished the time spent with her family and grandkids. Ruth Ann was a member of the South Auburn United Methodist Church all of her life; a very active member of the South Auburn Grange No. 1188, where she held many offices; and an active member of the South Auburn Community Relay for Life Team. Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Gerald L. Fuller; her daughter, Luella Ruhf, of South Auburn; her two sons and their wives, Donald and Karen Fuller, and James and Laurie Fuller, all of South Auburn; also her five grandchildren, Nichole "Pooh" Ruhf, Ryan (Goober) Ruhf, Kayla Fuller, Bethany Fuller and PFC Anthony Fuller, in the U.S. Army, stationed in Iraq; and a brother and his wife, Charles and Vera Fuller, and a nephew, Steve Love, all of South Auburn. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Joshua Fuller, and a nephew, Chuck Love. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 3, at the South Auburn United Methodist Church with Rev. Beverly Murphy of the church and Chaplain Patricia Newhart officiating. Interment will be in the Jersey Hill Cemetery, in Meshoppen. Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 2, at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Meshoppen. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to the South Auburn United Methodist Church, C/O Mrs. Karen Fuller, RR 2 Box 317H, Meshoppen, Pa. 18630. - Towanda Daily Review, 1 June 2008
MANNING Darwin Francis
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA--Thursday, October 26, 1911
A few days ago Darwin Manning who lived with his son near Bath, Steuben County, went to the barn, tied a strap to a beam and dropped with the noose around his neck. He was dead when found. Mr. Manning was 67 years old and was a former resident of Tioga County, where he lived until about 13 years ago. He is survived by his wife and a son and daughter living in the west. Mr. Manning had been suffering with a cancer of the stomach for several years and this caused him to commit the act.
MANNING Darwin Francis
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA--Wednesday, October 25, 1911
After eating dinner Wednesday at the home of his son, Frank Manning in Babcock Hollow, Darwin F. Manning went to the barn, tied a strap to a beam and dropped with the noose around his neck. he was dead when found. Mr. Manning was 67 years old and came to this town from Tioga County, PA, thirteen years ago. He is survived by his wife and a son and daughter living in the west. Mr. Manning had been suffering with a cancer of the stomach for several years, and this caused him to commit the act. Bath Plaindealer.
MANNING Darwin Francis
Wellsboro Agitator - October 18, 1911
Mr. and Mrs. Squire Manning started for Bath Friday, where they will attend the funeral of Mr. Manning's brother, who hanged himself at Babcock Hollow on Oct. 12.
MELEAD George R. 93
With dignity, courage and style, George entered peacefully into eternal rest on Thursday, May 22, 2008. He died at the Chemung County Nursing Facility, where he had been receiving care. He was born in Scranton, PA on October 27, 1914 to Richard and Eva Melead. George will be remembered by many. Surviving are, his beloved wife of 63 years, Winifred; his dearly loved children: Shirley (Ed) Cramer of Colorado, Donna Melead of Hawaii, Linda (Steve) Schober of Colorado, George (Priscilla) Melead of California, Mary (Joel) Hubbard of Wisconsin and Paul (Brenda) Melead of New York. Remembering their grandfather are his seven cherished grandchildren: Brian and Marc Cramer, Melissa and Justin Hubbard, Scott Melead, Steven Schober, Shane Melead, along with his dog and faithful friend, Heidi. He brought his family and friends together with love, laughter, music, dancing and a captivating sense of humor. He died having accomplished all his life's goals. Friends are invited to Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, on Saturday, May 31 from 4 to 7 p.m. On Monday, June 2, a prayer service will take place at the funeral home at 8:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 a.m. in Sts. Peter & Paul's Church. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember George with memorials to the Chemung County SPCA, 2435 St. Rt. 352 Elmira, NY 14903 or Sts. Peter & Paul's Church, c/o Blessed Sacrament, 604 Park Place, Elmira, NY 14904 in his memory. Published in the Star-Gazette from 5/25/2008 - 5/29/2008.
BETTY JANE “BJ” MILLER RANDALL, 83, of Lincoln Ave., died Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at Manor Care. She was born July 3, 1924 in Silver Creek, NY, the daughter of Robert E. and Mabel B. Fry Miller. “BJ” was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church where she was very active within the church and taught Sunday school. She was an avid golfer and was a longtime member of the White Deer Golf course. She was a graduate of Williamsport High School in 1942. She in survived by a son, Gregory. Relatives and friends are invited to “BJ’s” Life Celebration Memorial service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at the First Southern Baptist Church with Rev. Kenton L. Hunt officiating. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the First Southern Baptist Church “Mission Fund” – 89 Kimble Hill Road, Williamsport, PA. Arrangements are being handled by the Maneval Funeral Home, 500 West Fourth St. Williamsport Sun-Gazette - February 7, 2008
OUTMAN Paul D.
Loving Husband and Respected Father
Age 52, of 42 Wormer Hill Road, Little Marsh, PA, died Monday, June 2, 2008, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was born October 10, 1955 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of Howard and Shirley Spencer Outman. He retired from Corning Inc. after working for 33 years. Paul graduated from Elkland High School in 1973 and he was an avid fisherman. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Mary Ann Outman; sons, Michael (Kimberly) Outman and sons, Jacob and Devin Outman, Marine, IL; Todd (Brandy) Outman and daughter, Haley Ann Outman, Little Marsh, PA; nephew, Matthew (Sherry) Fish and daughter, Andrea, Hanover, PA; aunts, Verna Knickerbocker, Nelson, PA, Arlene Seamans, R.D., Knoxville, PA; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his sister, Kathleen Outman Fish and her son, Jason Fish. A Memorial Service will be conducted Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Elkland United Methodist Church, 120 North Buffalo Street, Elkland, PA. Memorials may be made to the PKD Foundation in Paul's memory. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA 16920.
PARK or NICKERSON [ADOPTED] - Gaylord Kay “Gabe” Park, 76, of Zephyrhills, Fla., recently died. Born to a Nickerson family in Elmira on Jan. 1, 1932, Gabe was adopted by Clifford and Helen Park of Nichols at the age of nine. He joined the Air Force and served our country for four years. Later he married and became a police officer for the city of Waverly. Gabe moved to Zephyrhills in 1959 and continued to be an officer there. Life took him to be a cook at a local steak house, working for Zephyr Egg, produce manager for U-save and eventually to be owner of TLC retirement home. Before his death, he enjoyed the company of many friends that referred to him as “the can man” at the Moose Lodge, Eagles and Elks and throughout the community. Gabe is survived by: his sons, Jaime Park (Lydia) of Crystal Springs, Fla., Jon Park of Englewood, Fla.; daughter, Pamela Park Jordan (Robert) of Dade City, Fla.; one granddaughter, Brieanna Park and her mother, Mary, of Englewood, Fla. In his bravery to eminent death, Gabe chose the path to eternal life through the way of the Pasco Hospice House in Dade City, Fla. The family would like to thank all for the prayers and thoughts and ask in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Hospice House of Pasco in Gabe Park’s name. We love you and you will forever be in our hearts. - Sayre Morning Times, 2 June 2008
PARSHALL James K., Age 44, Of Elmira, NY, died unexpectedly Monday, June 2, 2008, at home. He is survived by his three sons, Keith, Shawn and Brian Parshall; father, Kenneth (Gayle) Parshall; mother, Sheila Parshall; sister, Cindy (Steve) White; brothers, Mark (Kristina) Parshall, William (Jessica) Parshall, Christopher (Debbie) Parshall; also several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service, honoring Jim's life, at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials in Jim's name to the Neonatal Unit of Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette from 6/6/2008 - 6/8/2008.
PAUL David Marion
Age 63, of 46 Brookline Ave., Elmira, NY. He was born September 3, 1944 in Elmira, son of the late Marion and Gladys (Waddell) Paul and died Monday, June 2, 2008, unexpectedly at home. He was predeceased by his parents and brother, Arnold (Mike) Paul. David is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Jean (Belloma) Paul; daughters, Penny Adams (Brian Campbell) of Elmira, Jamie (Robert) Olcott of Horseheads; grandchildren, Lucinda, Elizabeth and Jamie Adams, Sarah and Samantha Olcott; great-granddaughter, Karissa Brown; great-grandson, Skyler Maynard; brother, Richard Paul of Elmira; sisters, Joyce DeSeria and Arlene Paul, both of Elkland, PA; brother-in-law, Michael (Sue) Belloma of Horseheads; sisters-in-law, Jackie Schneckenberger of AL, Joan (Raymond) Weseman of VA and Mickie (Kenneth) Antes of Odessa, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. David graduated from Southside High School in 1963. He then served in the U.S. Air Force from 1963 to 1967; he retired from NYSEG in 2004; was a life member of the Golden Glow Volunteer Fire Department; a 33rd Degree Mason and member and past Master of the Heights Lodge #914. Family and friends are invited to visit the First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads on Friday, June 6th from 3 to 4 p.m. His memorial service will follow at 4 p.m. Rev. Jim Olcott will officiate. In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations in his memory be sent to the Missy Luv Fund, c/o Horseheads Girls Softball Assoc., P.O. Box 48, Horseheads, NY 14845. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/4/2008.
PENNYPACKER F. David
Age 66, of Milledgeville, Georgia, died at his residence Saturday, May 31, 2008. He was born July 27, 1941. He lived in Wellsboro for 28 years and was a retired certified public accountant, founder of Pennypacker & Gooch, P.C. and was a member of AICPA and PICPA. He is survived by his wife, Sharon of Milledgeville; son, Samuel of Dakar, Senegal, Africa; grandson, Max Pennypacker of Ephrata, PA; sister, Florence McGlone of Berlin, NJ; and cousins, Mary Ellen Dupree-Leonard and Thomas Simmons. He was predeceased by his son, Frank. A community leader, he served as President of the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce and Growth Resources of Wellsboro Foundation (GROW), he was a longtime member of the North Campus Advisory Committee, Chairman of the Grand Canyon Airport Authority, Director, Citizens & Northern Bank, Director, Sweet Foundation, one of several founders of Tioga Development Corporation, Founder, Wellsboro Foundation, Founder, Wellsboro Community Foundation, and recipient of the Wellsboro Rotary Club Paul Harris Fellow award. He was an active participant on numerous committees. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name may be made to the F. David Pennypacker Scholarship Fund, Wellsboro Community Foundation, 114 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/4/2008.
POLINO - Thomas John Polino of Hammondsport NY died on May, 2008, in Elmira, NY. Father of John, Laura, and, Michael also 3 grandchildren. Thomas was a United States Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. Funeral Services will be held Privately. Burial will take place in Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY. - Corning Leader, 1 June 2008
POTTER Dr. John Harry
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday, April 18, 1928, Pg 1
Mr. and Mrs. Harry F. Padgett left Monday to attend the funeral in New York, which was held yesterday, of Dr. J. H. Potter. Mrs. Potter is a daughter of Chauncey Dartt, of Wellsboro, and a sister of Mrs. Padgett. Dr. Potter was well known to many Wellsboro people and was highly esteemed. He had been ill for several months.
RAMP Charles E. "Chip"
Age 64, of Odessa, NY, died on Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at his home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Chip is survived by his faithful canine companions, Barney and Bailey; his wife, Janet (Nee: Day) Ramp; daughter, Megan Norman of Odessa, NY; sister, Reba Eileen Erlsten of New Cumberland, PA, along with her daughters, Tamara J. Decker and Kelli J. Curran; brother, Dale P. Ramp of Marysville, PA, along with his son, Erik A. Ramp; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Richard and Phyllis Day of Ithaca, NY; sister-in-law, Christine Day; and nephews, Randall and Steven of Brooktondale, NY; along with numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Chip is predeceased by his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Steve Day and Robin Ramp. Chip retired from the former Westinghouse and now Eaton Corp. after 43 years of service as a Senior Facility Engineer and later worked for Hazlitt "1852" Winery. He was an avid motorcycle rider and most of all loved camping with his family and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 534 Church St., Odessa, NY on Saturday, May 31, 2008, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. His Memorial Service will be held following visitation at 5:30 p.m. The Rev. Jeanne Bleiler officiating. Interment will take place in Quick Cemetery, Brooktondale, NY on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Chip through memorials to the Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or to the Humane Society of Schuyler County, P.O. Box 427, Montour Falls, NY 14865. Published in the Star-Gazette from 5/29/2008 - 5/30/2008.
REYNOLDS Gene R.
Judge Gene R. Reynolds, 75, and Justice of Spencer of 37 years, died Saturday, June 7, 2008, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was born in Elmira, NY on May 24, 1933, the son of Charles Curtis Reynolds and Margareta Buhman. He is survived by his wife, Edna Reynolds; three sons, Oscar C. (Angella) Reynolds, Virginia Beach, VA, Hugh V. (Rose) Reynolds, Groton, NY, Richard D. Reynolds, Freeville, NY; two daughters, Christine Golden, Spencer, and Joanne (Kevin) Fleming, Union Springs, NY; ten grandchildren, Deanna, Kristina, Kimberly, Julie, Jeffrey, Justin, Joseph, James, Christopher and Brittany; seven great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, James Benjamin, Zephyrhills, FL; sisters-in-law, Valerie Reynolds, Van Etten, Grace Vandabash, Pompano Beach, FL, Vivian (Calvin) Collins, Freeville, Marie Ayers, Freeville; nieces and nephews. Gene was predeceased by his first wife, Virginia M. Clark Reynolds; brother, Gary A. Reynolds; and sisters, Jeanette Mac Caskill and Catherine Benjamin. Gene served in the U.S. Navy; retired from IBM in Owego; a member of Christ the King Fellowship Presbyterian in Spencer, having served as Elder; member of the Boy Scouts of America, having received the Silver Beaver award; a member of the Spencer Fire Department, the Spencer Grange #1110, and received Spencer Senior Citizen of the Year award in 1997. He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons; Spencer Lodge 290, raised to the degree of Master Mason (1957), Master of the Lodge (1962 1991-93), Secretary of the Lodge, ca. (1986-07); Grand Lodge of the State of New York, District Deputy Grand Master (1984-85), Assistant Grand Lecturer (2006-07); Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of the State of New York, District Deputy Grand High Priest (1987-88); Grand Council of Cryptic Masons of the State of New York, District Deputy Grand Master (1996-97); St. Augustine Commandery, Commander (1998-99); Convent General - Knights of the York Cross of Honour, Knight York Cross of Honour (2000). Calling hours will be Tuesday, June 10, 2008, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer. Funeral service will be Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Spencer Federated Church. Pastors Priscilla Andrews, Steve Barrows, and Burton Huth will officiate. Interment is in Evergreen Cemetery, Spencer, NY. Memorials may be directed to the Masonic Scholarship Fund; or Christ the King Fellowship, P.O. Box 367, Spencer, NY 14883. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/9/2008.
RINKER - Jolene R. Glenn, 71, of Nichols, died Friday, May 30, 2008 at Elderwood Nursing Facility in Waverly. She was born July 16, 1936 in Jamesburg, N.J., a daughter of the late Chalmer and Edna (Coral) Rinker. She is survived by: her children, Esther and William Woods of Nichols, Loretta and Gary Colwell of Candor, and Joan Sherwood and Dan Burgess of Nichols; a son, Edward Glenn of Binghamton; sisters-in-law Jennie Glenn and Sophie Jasko; a brother-in-law, Jack Glenn; her grandchildren, Kylie, William, Richard, Mike, Matthew, Joey, Cody, Kyle, and Mindy; two great-grandchildren, Shawn and Daren; and several nieces and nephews. Jolene was predeceased by her husband, Edward Glenn, Nov. 16, 1995 and her brothers Wilber and Gerald. Abiding with her wishes, there will be no services. A private graveside service will be held at Nichols Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 1144, Alexandria, VA 22312. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley family of Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. - Sayre Morning Times, 2 June 2008
ROBINSON - Clark Robinson, 84, of South Road, Cameron Mills,
died Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at Corning Hospital after a short illness.
He was a retired farm hand. Survivors include two brothers, Orin Robinson
of Cameron Mills, Norris Robinson of Bath; sister, Genevieve Windnagle
of Cameron Mills.
There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 31 at the Northrup Hill Cemetery, Rathbone, the Rev. Timothy Wright officiating. Arrangements are with the H.P. Smith and Son Funeral Home, Woodhull. - Corning Leader, 29 May 2008
RUMIANO - Lynn G. Rumiano, 66, of Scottsville, died Tuesday,
April 22, 2008. He was employed by Pepsi for 28 years. Survivors
include his wife of 42 years, Susan M. Rumiano; daughter, Susan L. Roeger;
son, Mark L. Rumiano; two brothers, Donald Rumiano of Painted Post, Gerald
Rumiano of Corning.
Arrangements were with All Seasons Chapel of White Haven Memorial Park, 210 Marsh Road, Rochester. - Corning Leader, 30 May 2008
RYAN - Judith Ann Ball, 68, of South Main St., Nichols, N.Y., died on Sunday, May 25, 2008, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She was born on July 23, 1939, in Windham, Pa., the daughter of Evelyn (Schafenberg) Ryan Huddle and the late Alson Ryan. Judy attended school in Windham Center and was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School Class of 1957. On Dec. 26, 1959, in Windham Center, Pa., she married Emory R. Ball, and together they owned and operated the family farm in Nichols. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who treasured the time spent with her family. In addition to her mother, Evelyn Huddle of Elderwood Care Facility in Waverly, N.Y.; Judy is survived by her husband of 48 ½ years, Emory R. Ball; her children, Robert Ball of Nichols, Rebecca Ball of Endicott, N.Y., Lois Ball of North Orwell, Pa., Martha Struble of Litchfield, Pa., Mary Ball of Endicott, N.Y., Timothy (Alexis) Ball of Conklin, N.Y., and Benjamin Ball of Nichols; her siblings, Jean (Don) Brown of Windham, Thomas Ryan of Windham and William (Mary) Ryan of Windham; her special grandchildren, Amber and Amanda Struble, and Chantilli and Tyler Ball; her brothers-in-law and sister-in-law: Ralph (Sandy) Ball of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Harold Ball of Nichols; two aunts and an uncle; and several nieces, nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her stepfather, Donald Huddle; father, Alson A. Ryan; son-in-law, Terry Struble and a granddaughter, Crysta Ball. Funeral services and a celebration of Judy's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 30, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, with her pastor, the Rev. George Jatko of the South Warren Church, officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the Nichols Cemetery. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 29, at the funeral chapel. Memories and condolences for the family may also be shared by visiting the Web site www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com. Flowers will be provided by the family and memorial contributions may be directed to El Rancho de Paz, (www.elranchodepaz.org), 2857 Montrose Turnpike, Owego, N.Y. 13827. - Towanda Daily Review, 29 May 2008
SACK - Mr. Walter Johnston Sack, Jr., 25, of RR4, Box 4365, Meshoppen, PA died unexpectedly at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock, PA on Tuesday evening, May 27, 2008. Walter was formerly of the Scranton area. He was born in Mt. Holly, NJ on Oct. 12, 1982, the son of Barbara Rua and John McGarrigle of RR4, Meshoppen. A graduate of Arlene Lissner High School in Marionville, PA, he later graduated from Keystone College, with a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice. He was currently employed as a sales representative for Travel Advantage Network. In his spare time, Walt loved being surrounded by his family and friends, especially at cookouts, and around the family pool. Surviving are his parents, Barbara and John McGarrigle of Meshoppen; his daughter, Jayden C. Sack of Meshoppen; two brothers, Christopher P. Sack of Dickson City and Scotty J. McGarrigle of Meshoppen; his girlfriend, Jennifer Garibay of Dunmore; maternal grandparents, Samuel and Patricia Rua of Moorestown, NJ, as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 31 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen, from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be held at 1 p.m., from St. Joachim’s Roman Catholic Church in Meshoppen, with Fr. Ron Hughes, of the church, officiating. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, 29 May 2008
SHARER - Mr. Wendell W. "Bill" Sharer, age 67, of RR 3, Box 3188,
Laceyville, Pa. (Edinger Hill), died suddenly on Saturday evening,
May 31, 2008, at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa., after being stricken
earlier in the evening at his home. Bill was born in Sayre, Pa., on April
1, 1941, the son of the late Donald W. and Grace C. Chaapel Sharer. Growing
up in and around Laceyville, Bill was a graduate of the Wyalusing High
School, class of 1960. After his graduation from high school, Bill went
to serve his country, in the U.S. Air Force, from 1960 until 1964, serving
mostly in the Western United States. On July 19, 1968, Bill married the
former Doris Culver. They lived and raised their family of three sons on
Edinger Hill. Bill was employed at Osram Sylvania, in Towanda, Pa., retiring
in May 1999. After his retirement, Bill enjoyed helping his sons on the
Sharer Family Farm, near where he lived. After his retirement Bill and
Doris enjoyed traveling. He also loved to tinker, around his home, and
on the farm equipment, but mostly loved being around his two grandsons.
Surviving are his wife of 39 years, Doris Culver Sharer of Edinger Hill;
his two sons Steven and his wife, Heather Sharer, and Brian Sharer, and
Bill's two grandsons, Kyle and Richard Sharer, all of Edinger Hill; his
sisters, Mrs. Marilyn Hampshire of Sellersville, Pa., and Donna and her
husband, Duane Robinson, of New Albany, Pa.; his brothers and their wives,
Gene and Doris Sharer, of Spring Hill, Pa., and Robert and Harriet Sharer
and Gary and Sandy Sharer, all of Laceyville; Bill's extended family of
sisters-in-law and brothers-in-laws, Mrs. Vera Allis of Wyalusing, Pa.
Janice and Tom Stephens of Allentown, Pa., and Joan and Dave Starner of
Orange, Va.; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Besides his parents,
Bill was preceded in death by his son Bret W. Sharer (1988) and brothers-in-law,
George Hampshire (2006) and Robert Allis (1988). Funeral services will
be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 4, at the Spring Hill United Methodist
Church, with the Rev. Diane Prentice of the church officiating. Interment
will be in the Lacey Street Cemetery, in Laceyville. Family and friends
may call from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main
Street, Laceyville. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial
contributions to the Volunteers in Mission, C/O Mr. Bill Beebe, RR 1, Wyalusing,
Pa. 18853. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman. Daily Review June 2,
Nancy Shuey Ayres, 64, of Rocky Mount, Va., was called home by the Lord, Thursday afternoon, May 29, 2008.
SHUEY- Nancy Shuey Ayres, 64, of Rocky Mount, Va., was called home by the Lord, Thursday afternoon, May 29, 2008. She was preceded in death by her father, Alfred Shuey and granddaughter, Mae Beth Cooper. Surviving are her husband, Terry Ayres; children, David Ayres, Nita Cooper and husband, Steve; grandchildren, Joseph Ayres, Marcus and Claire Cooper; her mother, Laura Shuey; her brothers and sisters, Will Shuey and wife, Linda, Bob Shuey and wife, Darlene, Shelby Arendt and husband, David, Nell Drake and husband, Paul and Tim Shuey and wife, Margaret; numerous nieces and nephews as well as a host of family and friends. A funeral service will be held at 10a.m. on Monday June 2, at First Baptist Church, Roanoke, Va. Interment will follow at Mountain View Memorial Park in Boones Mill, Va.. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 1, at Oakey's North Chapel. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Parkway Christian Academy, 3230 King St., Roanoke, VA. 24012; Christ Academy, 523 Clifton Ave., Collingdale, Pa., 19023; or Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 30 Huntington Blvd.. NE, Roanoke, VA 24012.
STANDIG - DONNER-CHAVA, Evelyn
Born November 21, 1919, died peacefully on Tuesday, June 3, 2008. She will be missed by all of those who loved her. Evelyn was a loving daughter, wife, sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, cousin and friend. She was devoted to her family and her faith. Evelyn has been reunited with her husband, Josiah Hertz; her parents, Mary and Sam Standig; and her brother, Bernard Standig. Evelyn's brother, Jerome Louis Standig; her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Donner; and all of the wonderful members of her family will survive with hearts full of cherished memories. The family wishes to thank the staff of both St. Joseph's Hospital and Elcor Nursing Facility for making the last months of her life peaceful and contented. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Congregation Shomray Hadath, the American Cancer Society, the State of Israel or a charity of your choice, in Evelyn's name. Published in the Star-Gazette from 6/5/2008 - 6/6/2008.
STEPHENS - Jeffrey Alan Stephens, 48, of Rummerfield, Pa., died unexpectedly at home Tuesday, May 20, 2008. He was born July 24, 1959, at Camp LeJeune, N.C., the son of Marjorie Dempsey Stephens and John W. "Jack" Stephens of Cape Coral, Fla. Jeffrey graduated from Towanda High School in 1978 and subsequently enlisted and served with the United States Marine Corps for more than four years. He attended and graduated from Penn State University in 1986 and then joined the Pennsylvania State Police, where he proudly worked as a state trooper more than 14 years. Jeffrey was also a certified physical fitness trainer. In addition to his parents Jeff is survived by: his brothers, Gregory Stephens and his wife, Julie, of Rummerfield, Gary Stephens of Andalusia, Ala., and Christopher Stephens of Rummerfield; sister, Alison and her husband, Pastor Robert Horne, of Lemon, Pa.; niece, April Stephens of Woodbridge, Va.; and nephews, Timothy Horne and John Horne of Lemon, and Nicholas Miller of Rome, Pa. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with his brother-in-law, Pastor Robert Horne, officiating. The Penn-York Detachment of the Marine Corps League will accord military honors at the funeral home. - Towanda Daily Review, 25 May 2008
THOMPSON Winifred (Wini)
After a few months illness, Wini died on May 26, 2008 surrounded by family at the home of her nephew, Jack Thompson of Addison. She was born in the same home to Duane and Jane Troy Thompson on July 30, 1924, graduating from Addison High School in 1941. She attended Meeker Business School and was employed by the Remmington Rand for several years. She was then employed by the New York State Office of Vocational Rehabilitation in Elmira, retiring in 1986. Realizing that she was not ready for the rocking chair, she returned to work at a local travel agency and later did volunteer work at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, the public library, and Meals On Wheels, retiring only recently from the latter. She was an avid reader and enjoyed sewing, knitting, and crocheting. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated for Wini by Rev. Patrick Connor at St Catherine of Sienna Church in Addison on June 14th at 11:00 a.m. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/7/2008.
TOOTHAKER Eric William
24, of 6930 Sea Turtle Circle, Navarre, FL and formerly of Hazleton, died Tuesday in Navarre. Born in Wellsboro, PA, May 26, 1984, he was the son of William Toothaker and the former Carrie Broughton. Eric was currently serving on active duty in the United States Air Force where he was a jet propulsion apprentice. He was an avid sports fan and particularly enjoyed following Penn State University. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Sandra Toothaker; and his maternal grandmother, Ellen Manchester. Surviving are his wife, the former Megan Holling; father, William Toothaker and his wife, Rebecca of Mar Lin, PA; mother, Carrie Sernak and her husband, Henry of Hazleton; sister, Tanya Toothaker, US Airforce; Germany brothers, Brandon and Adam Toothaker; and sister, Faith Toothaker. Also surviving are his paternal grandfather, Bruce Toothaker and his wife, Sue of Blossburg, PA; maternal grandfather, William Broughton and his wife, Lori of Wellsboro, PA; in-laws, Donald and Judy Holling of Hazleton; and sister-in-law, Jessica Sharps of West Virginia. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. from the Hazle Chapel of Krapf and Hughes Funeral Home, Inc., 426 West Broad Street, Hazleton. The service will continue in the Transfiguration Church, West Hazleton. Burial will take place in the Nuremburg Cemetery. Friends may call at the Hazle Chapel on Tuesday evening from 6 to 9:00 p.m. Memorial donations for a fund that will be set up in Eric's memory are welcomed by the family and can be sent c/o Megan Toothaker, 6930 Sea Turtle Circle, Navarre, FL 32566. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/4/2008.
TRIPP - Kathryn A. “Katie” Kuhn, 78, of 15 Rosencrans St., Cohocton, died Monday, May 26, 2008 at home. She and her husband owned and operated the Tumblehill Campground. Survivors include her children, Vinessa Gilman and Gene Kuhn, both of Cohocton; brother, Ellsworth Tripp of Cohocton. Calling hours are 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today, May 29 at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St., Wayland. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 30 at the First Presbyterian Church, Maple Avenue. - Corning Leader, 28 May 2008
TRIPP - ROSE, Nancy Melissa Tripp
Died at home on Friday, May 30, 2008. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held on her 90th birthday, Friday, July 11, 2008, at the Park Church. Nancy was born on July 11, 1918, the second daughter and last child of Frank E. Tripp and Fanny B. Miller. In addition to her parents; she is predeceased by Bob (Stephen Roberts), her husband of 63 years; and her sister, Mary (Mary Tripp Marks). Mother of four, she is survived by Stephen (Barbara Zaring) of Taos, NM; Frank - "Turk" - (Beth Cain) of Elmira; Harriet (Stephen Keller) of Eldorado Hills, CA; and Mary (Joseph Chilbert) of Riverton, NJ. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, including Howard Kimball, Polly Marks Smith, and Ted Marks. Nancy had nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A lifelong resident of Elmira, Nancy's life was full of the things that made her happy. In 1936 she graduated from Dana Hall School in Wellesley, MA, where she was quick to remind you, with a twinkle in her eye and a ho-hum expression on her face, she danced with JFK. Her attendance at Elmira College, where she studied photo-journalism, was diverted by her marriage to Bob in 1938. Her first job, as a reporter for her father's newspaper, was compensated with a check for $1.00, a sum her father thought far too great. Nancy's list of loves included music, art, gardening, cards, parties, travel, home, riding on her father's boat and much, much more. She had a keen eye for beauty and her homes and those of her children benefited greatly as a result. Her mid-life was filled with time spent with family and a group of lifelong friends. Later in life, Saturday afternoons were spent listening to the opera, and although macular degeneration robbed her of much of her eyesight, she was a voracious reader to the date of her death. Few things gave Nancy more enjoyment than winning twenty-five cents at the card table. Whether it was bridge with her close group of friends or a game of crazy eights or backgammon with one of her children or grandchildren, a win brought a smile to her face and a light to her eye. One of her favorite gestures at the table was to rub her thumb and index fingers together as if rubbing a dollar bill between them. She was so fond of playing games with her children that she kept a clear plastic bag filled with the money she had won from them. But as fond as she was of fun and games, and as priviledged as she was in her upbringing and good health, Nancy never forgot just how important Elmira was to her and her family. Never wishing to be in the spotlight, she gave generously and quietly to a number of community enterprises, chief among which was the Clemens Center. Her love of the Center and her commitment to its success is legendary, and if there are those out there who feel they would like to send flowers or make a donation of some kind in her memory, please do so to the Clemens Center. Tough, fun, stoic, generous, loving, controlling, honest, practical. These are all words that fit Nancy to a T. And if there was one characteristic which stands out among them all, it was her honesty. You always knew where she stood. Whether it was how she felt about you, as a person, or what she thought of an idea, there was never any question about her take on things. Nancy's family would like to thank Southern Tier Hospice for the guidance and support they provided during the last days of her life. And we are especially grateful to the women who provided round the clock care for her over the past eight months. To Peg, Madeline, Sharon, Anna May, Mesina, Belva, Renie, Rosa and Tina, Nancy's family would like to say that we are so grateful for your kind and skillful care. It made all the difference in the world to Mom and to us. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/2/2008.
Van HORN - Louise Van Horn Cook, 81, of Mechanicsburg, died Saturday, May 31, 2008. She was born Sept. 18, 1926 in Sayre, the
daughter of the late Leon and Bertha (Battin) Van Horn. She was a retired
registered nurse with the Dept. of Welfare, where she investigated for
Medicaid fraud and abuse, and she was a cadet nurse in World War II. She
was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Camp Hill, PARSE, and Polyclinic
She was the widow of Dr. Roderick W. Cook Jr. Surviving are: two sons, Dr. Randy Cook and wife Valentina of Latrobe and Roderick W. Cook III of Mechanicsburg; daughter Susan L. Cook, Esq. and husband Nicholas Christakos of Rockville, Md.; and five beloved grandchildren, Laura and Michael Cook and Stephen, Thomas, and Jennifer Christakos. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at Neill Funeral Home, 3401 Market St., Camp Hill. Burial will be in Warrington Friends Quaker Cemetery, Wellsville. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 3211 N. Front St., Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110. - Sayre Morning Times, 2 June 2008
WALP - Shirley Walp Doblog, 81, of 603 William St., Towanda,
Pa., formerly of Georgetown, Washington, D.C., died Sunday, May
25, 2008, at home.
Born Dec. 27, 1926, in Nanticoke, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Roscoe and Ruth Smale Walp. Shirley was a graduate of Hanover Township High School Class of 1944. She was employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington D.C. for 44 years until her retirement in 1987. Shirley was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Towanda, and the 20th Century Club, Towanda; as well as Samla Temple No. 51 Daughters of the Nile, Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America, and Royal Order of Jesterettes AL-B COL. No. 14, and was a life member of the Order of Eastern Star, Naomi Chapter No. 3, all of Washington, D.C. Surviving are: her sister and brother-in-law, Lois and Donald Lockhart of Towanda RR 1; nephews, Jeffrey Lockhart and his wife, Tammy, and their children, Brianna and Kyle Lockhart, Milton Walp and his wife, Ruth, Richard and Susan Walp and their son, Bradley Walp, and David Walp; nieces, Amy Palmer and her husband, Dan, and their daughters, Becki and Beth, and Judy Ritchie. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Doblog, on Sept. 24, 2004, and by brothers Donald and Joseph Walp. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda. The funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Michael Hughes, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment will be Wednesday in Hanover Green Cemetery, Hanover Township, Pa. The family will provide their own flowers and request that memorial contributions be directed to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 3551 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19140, in Shirley's memory. - Towanda Daily Review, 26 May 2008
WATERS - Betty Roberta [Waters] Johnson - Of Novi, Michigan died peacefully at age 88 on May 27, 2008. She lived most of her life in Corning, NY until 2003 when she moved to Michigan to be closer to family. Her husband Harold C. Johnson predeceased her in 1970. She is survived by her children Carl Johnson (Diane Madigan) of Belleville, MI; Wray (Celeste) Johnson of Franklin, MA; Christina (Robert) Veres of Northville, MI and Valerie Johnson (Patrick Farrell) of Madison, WI. A Loving grandmother of nine grandchildren: Jonathon and Steven (Joanne) Johnson, Carrie and Stephanie Johnson, Karilyn (John) Halloran, Bryan and Kimberly Veres and Sean and Anna Farrell. She also was great-grandmother to Julia and Samantha Johnson and Jack Halloran. A Celebration of Life Service was held on Friday, May 30, 2008 at Hope Lutheran Church 39200 West Twelve Mile Rd. Farmington Hills, MI. 48331. Memorial gifts can be made to Hope Lutheran Church in memory of Betty R. Johnson. - Corning Leader, 1 June 2008
WHITE - Orin P. White, 83, of Red Brush Road, Nichols, N.Y., died on Friday, May 30, 2008, at the Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Owego, N.Y. A lifelong resident of Nichols, Orin was born on Oct. 13, 1924. Orin was an avid fisherman, enjoyed hunting and collecting Indian relics, and enjoyed sharing stories with his family and friends. He is survived by his children: Margo Babcock of Nichols, Paul (Mavis) White of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Martha (Greg) Rogers of Nichols and Donna Quick of Canton, Pa.; daughter-in-law: Wanda White of Nichols; sister-in-law, Hazel White of Athens, Pa.; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and their families. He was predeceased by his wife, Arlene (Maslin) White; son Ronnie White; granddaughter Katherine Faye Deretz; brothers: Walter, Pearl, Ralph and Lawrence; infant sisters: Eunice and Ruth; and son-in-law Archie "Buster" Babcock. Funeral services for Orin will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 3, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the Riverside Cemetery, Lounsberry. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held from 10 am until the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral chapel. - Towanda Daily Review, 1 June 2008
WILLIAMS - A mother holds her children’s hands for a while, their hearts forever . . . Our loving mother and grandmother, Phyllis M. Schuster, 77, of Litchfield (RR1 Sayre), went home to be with her Lord and was reunited with her husband, Pastor Richard H. Schuster, Saturday, May 31, 2008 following a brief period of declining health.Phyllis was born May 11, 1931 in Dickson City, Pa., a daughter of the late Phillip and Hannah Mary (Jones) Williams. She was a graduate of Dickson City High School and Hahnemann School of Nursing (currently Community Medical Center of Scranton). Following graduation from nursing school Phyllis was employed at Philadelphia Children’s Hospital and Allentown General Hospital. On Oct. 22, 1954 in Dickson City she married the love of her life and best friend, the Rev. Richard H. Schuster. Phyllis left nursing following the birth of her children and was a loving and caring mother to her children, Linda and Thomas. In addition, she also was a devoted pastor’s wife and was willing to assist him with his duties and share her love for the Lord. In June 1973 they moved with their family to Sayre and began their ministry together as they served several churches in northeastern Pennsylvania and the Binghamton area. Phyllis enjoyed music and could often be found playing the organ at the Sayre, Litchfield and Athens United Methodist churches. She treasured the time spent with family and loved to be surrounded by her grandchildren. Phyllis was a devoted Yankees and Dallas Cowboys fan. Phyllis is survived by: her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Toby Campbell of Litchfield; her son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Suky Schuster of Franklindale, Pa.; special grandchildren Ryan Kinner, Morgan Campbell, Lauren Campbell, Brandon Schuster, and Rhys Schuster; her great-grandson, Chase Archibald; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Edward and Jean Schuster of Auburn, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and their families. Phyllis was predeceased by her husband, the Rev. Richard H. Schuster, Oct. 23, 2001 and a brother, Oliver Williams. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and celebration of Phyllis’s life Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Athens United Methodist Church with her pastor, the Rev. Jon Austin, officiating. A time for sharing and gathering will be held following the service. Memories and condolences for Phyllis’s family may be shared by visiting www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com. Those who wish to do so may kindly consider a memorial contribution to a scholarship fund c/o Linda Campbell, RR 1 Box 132C, Sayre, PA 18840, or the Dream Fund (future expansion for a family center) at Litchfield United Methodist Church, RR 1 Box 99, Sayre, PA 18840, in loving memory of Phyllis M. Schuster. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley family of Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. - Sayre Morning Times, 2 June 2008
WOODFORD - GROVER Eleanor R. Woodford
Age 77 of Horseheads, NY died on Sunday June 8, 2008 at Bethany Manor. Eleanor was born March 26, 1931 in Lodi, NY the daughter of the late Clarence and Edna Mead Woodford. Eleanor married her husband, James R. Grover, on August 5, 1950 and he pre-deceased her on February 24, 2000. She was also pre-deceased by her sister Marjorie A. Woodford Markell on February 17, 2008. Eleanor retired from The Elmira Star Gazette and moved to Florida with her husband Jim who had owned Grover's Fireplace Center in Horseheads, NY for several years. Eleanor had been a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Elmira prior to moving to Florida. She loved camping and riding motorcycles with her husband Jim. Eleanor loved her family and friends and cherished the time she spent with them. Mrs. Grover is survived by her brother: Rudolph "Bucky" Mead of Horseheads, NY; sister and brother-in-law: Wilma Jean & John Wiltsie of Earlville, NY; niece: Patricia Wiltsie of Earlville, NY; nephews: Richard Wiltsie of Oxford, NY, Jeff Mead and John Mead both of Auburn, NY; several great nieces, great nephews, one great great niece, two great great nephews, one aunt, one uncle, several cousins, and a host of friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY TODAY Wednesday June 11, 2008 from 1-2 PM. Eleanor's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 PM. Interment in Cayuta Cemetery in Cayuta, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette from 6/10/2008 - 6/11/2008.
WOODRUFF - Phillip E. Woodruff, 51, of RR 2, Wyalusing, Pa., died at his home on Thursday evening, May 29, 2008. He was born on Feb. 19, 1957, in Meshoppen, Pa., a son of Ralph and Martha Vargeson Woodruff. He attended the Wyalusing Valley High School and on Sept. 27, 1975, he married the former Barbara Kinney of Wyalusing. Phillip enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed four-wheeling. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, at home; a son, Bruce Woodruff, and a daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Derek Ferris; his father and stepmother, Ralph and Pam Woodruff; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Frank and June Kinney; six brothers and spouses, Garry and Geneanne, Glenn, Lloyd, Verne, Tracy and Austin; brothers-in-laws, Alan Kinney and Frankie (Belinda) Kinney; and many nieces and nephews and special friends. Phillip was preceded in death by his mother, Martha, in 1999. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday evening, June 2, in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, followed by a memorial service with the Rev. Thomas Blackwell. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Guthrie Hospice of Towanda, Pa. - Towanda Daily Review, 1 June 2008
YARKA - Daniel Joseph Yarka, 61 died Thursday, May 29, 2008 in Riverside Walter reed Hospital. He was a resident of Glenns, Va. and was the owner-operator of his own trucking company, Daily Express. He retired fro the U.S. Army in 1985 as a 1st SGT after serving for 20 years. He was oft the Roman Catholic Faith. He is survived by his wife, Rose Marie Yarka, his children, Diane, Yvonne, Deirdrie, Anthony, Michael, Kevin, and Jarrod. his sister Ann Marie, 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. He was always there for anyone that need him. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. by Father James Cowles in the chapel of Andrews Funeral home, Gloucester, Va. The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service until 7:30 p.m. Andrews Funeral Home, Gloucester, Va. is in charge of arrangements. - Corning Leader, 1 June 2008