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ADRIANCE Edwin L.  Edwin L. Adriance, 61, of RD 1, Box 575, Lawrenceville died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 1989, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born April 6, 1928, in Elkland, he was the son of Harry and Leona Howe Adriance, Sr. He owned and operated the Adriance Mobile Home Park and was employed by Ingersol Rand of Painted Post, N. Y. for 24 years.  Mr. Adriance was a social member of the American Legion Herbert Lee Webster Post #235 of Tioga.  Surviving are his wife, Edna Mae Hall Adriance; son Randy J. of Bakersfield, CA; daughter Vicky L. Adriance of Lawrenceville; sisters, Mrs. Phyllis Parker of Barlow, Fla, Mrs. Sandra Chamberlain of Utica, N. Y.; brother Harry Adriance, Jr. of Roseville; two grandsons, Stacy J. and Kyle Robert; and one granddaughter PattiJo.  Friends may call at the Scureman Funeral Home in Mansfield Thursday, Sept. 21, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

ALLEN -  James Roy Allen.  On the evening of Sunday, July 27, 2008, James Roy Allen of Canton, Pa., died quietly at Bradford County Manor. He was 88 years of age.  Born at his family's home on North Center Street in Canton on April 20, 1920, he was the son of Roy M. and Edith (Shepard) Allen.  After graduating from Canton High School Jim helped out at the family store as well as serving as a projectionist at the Rialto Theater.  He entered the U.S. Army during the Second World War and was stationed on Oahu. During this time Jim became interested in what would later be one of his favorite hobbies, photography.  After the war Jim returned to Canton, where he courted Bette Shaffer. They were united marriage in November 1951. Together they raised a son and four daughters. Jim and Bette continued to operate the family store for many years. He had many fond memories of how, after the new high school had been built right across the street, the students would gather at his soda fountain during lunch and after school. He was also well-known as a television repairman, and fixed not only his own set, but also those brought in for repairs at the former Porter Electric Co.  Eventually Jim became manager of the Canton Borough Authority, and was involved with many related associations, such as The American Water Works Association, the Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association and the Pennsylvania One Call Board, receiving the Sahli Award for more than 20 years of service in the municipal authorities. Jim was also involved in many civic activities, including the Cub Scouts, where he served as Cubmaster; the Civil Air Patrol; Civil Defense; The Parent Teachers Association; and the Canton Ambulance Corps, where he served as a driver.  He had been a member of the Wheel Inn Club and enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially in Canada.  Jim was a man of faith, and a very active member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish, and served on the board of trustees for as long as his health would permit. He and Bette were two of the most familiar faces to greet folks each Sunday. Like the Levites of ancient Jerusalem, Jim along with Bette, could be found almost every day of the week tending to some task, great or small, that needed to be done in the House of the Lord. He was a man devoted to God, his wife and family, and his absence will be felt for years to come.  Jim is survived by his wife of 56 years, Bette, at the Bradford County Manor; son, James R. (and Pam) Allen Jr. of Cincinnati, Ohio; daughters, Terry (and Richard) Spencer of Plainville, Conn., Kellie Allen (and Roger Wilcox) of Canton, Penny Allen (and Steve Confortini) of Plainville, and Melissa (and David) Ardinger of Chambersburg, Pa.; 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Margaret Shaffer.  A celebration of Jim's life will be scheduled at a later date.  Professional services have been entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton.  Submitted by RKW.  Towanda Daily Review.

AMES Andrew L.
Of Gillett, PA, died peacefully surrounded by his family on July 21, 2008. He was born on July 22, 1952, the son of the late Fredrick and Betty Ames. He was taken from us too soon at the age of 55. He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Pamela; his son, Andrew Jr.; his daughter-in-law, Suzanne; and his grandson, Nathan of Tacoma, WA. He is also survived by his brothers, Fredrick (Laura) of Bethel, PA, John (Terri) of Sylvania, PA, and Robert (Jen) of Troy, PA; his sisters, Hazel and Pat of Canton; along with his many nieces and nephews. He had a great love for his garden, hunting, and the Philadelphia Eagles. He also enjoyed reading and watching westerns. Andrew will be forever in our hearts and always in our thoughts. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. The Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY, has been entrusted with the arrangements. A special thanks to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center and Falck Cancer Center for all their help.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/24/2008

ARIKIAN - CORNISH, Rose Marie Age 75, of Ithaca, NY died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, August 21, 2008. Rose Marie was born in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Avak and Josephine (Mann) Arikian. She is survived by her husband of 36 years, David Cornish; stepchildren, David Cornish of GA, Diane Struble of Claverack, NY and Carol Buchanan of NC; two grandchildren, one great-grandchild; sister, Lucille (Manuel) Panosian of Elmira; and a brother, John (Judy) Arikian of Elmira. Besides her parents, Rose Marie was predeceased by a sister, Marian Rudd. Mrs. Cornish enjoyed camping, was a former member of the Red Hat Society, Ithaca Chapter, and was a former active member of Elmira Christian Missionary Alliance Church of Elmira. A memorial service for Rose will be held at a later date, to be announced by the family. Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Thompkins County, 172 East King Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/23/2008

BAER Rudolph W.
Formerly of Horseheads, NY died on Wednesday, August 13, 2008, as the result of a fall at home. Mr. Baer owned and operated Rudy Baer's Corner in Hanover Square. Arrangements entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. A more complete notice will run at a later date.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/16/2008

BAILEY - Darlene A. Shoemaker, 64, of New Albany (Overton Township), Pa., died on July 16, 2008, as a result of an accident.  She was born on Oct. 17, 1943, in Towanda, Pa., a daughter of the late Ervin and Vera (Quail) Bailey.  Darlene lived most of her lifetime in the Overton area.   On Sept. 22, 1962, she married Harry C. Shoemaker. They celebrated 45 years of marriage.  She was a member of St. Peter's Church, in Elkland.   She was an Overton Township tax collector for many years; she enjoyed working on the farm and caring for her family, especially her grandchildren.  She is survived by her husband, Harry C. Shoemaker, at home: two children, Cindy Shoemaker of Stroudsburg, Pa., and Chris (Dawn) Shoemaker of Dushore, Pa.; a brother, Marvin (Leah) Bailey; a special cousin: Carolyn Weightman; two grandchildren, Devin and Kiersten Shoemaker; and two nieces and two great-nephews.  Friends and family are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday evening, July 20, and noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, July 21, at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore.   Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 21, in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, with the Rev. Darcy Miller, her pastor, officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Eldredsville Volunteer Fire Company, Forksville, Pa.  Submitted by Reva Wagner.  Published in the Daily Review on 7/18/2008.

BAKER - MEEHAN, Kathleen Frances
Kathleen Frances Meehan, of Havre de Grace, MD, died on July 25, 2008 at Gilchrist Center, Towson, MD. She was 62. She was born in Elmira, NY to Frances (Valego) Baker of Elmira, NY, and the late Wesley Baker. She is survived by her loving husband, James R. Meehan of Havre de Grace, MD. Mrs. Meehan was the adoring mother to Thomas J. Meehan of Havre de Grace, MD, and Jonathan J. Meehan and his fiancée, Jen Garner of Perryville, MD. She was the beloved grandmother of three: Thomas W. and Jarred M. Meehan, both of Havre de Grace, MD, and Kathleen Ann Meehan of Perryville, MD. She was a devoted sister to Joan Collin and her husband, Paul of Horseheads, NY, Patricia Murray and her husband, Tony of Elmira, NY, and Dawn Leszyk and her husband, John of Cayuta, NY. Mrs. Meehan was an X-Ray technician and had been employed at Perry Point VA Medical Center and Harford Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed baking and most of all spending time with her grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, July 28, 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 615 Congress Avenue, Havre de Grace, MD 21078. Officiating will be Father William J. O'Brien. Donations may be made to Gilchrest Center Hospice Care, 555 West Towsontown Blvd., Towson, 21204.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/30/2008

BENNETT - Clair W. Bennett
Clair W. Bennett, 76, of RD 7, Wellsboro, died Sunday, May 8, 1988, at the home of his friend and companion, Neva Withrow, in Delmar Township.  Born May 3, 1912, at Catlin Hollow, he was the son of Charles O. and Louise Waters Bennett.  He was a retired, self-employed contractor.  Mr. Bennett was a member of the International Trotting and Pacing Association and the Oswayo Harness Racing Club.  Preceding him in death was his wife, Carolyn Bennett, in 1975.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bruce (Pat) Butler of Ridgway, Elk County and Mrs. Robert (Carol Lynn) Thompson of Reston, VA.; two sons, Robert C. and Carlo W. both of Wellsboro; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  Services were held today, Wednesday, May 11, at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro.  The Rev. Eugene A. Charsky, chaplain at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, officiate.

BLOW  John R. Blow, 63, of Wyalusing Township, Pa., died on Friday, July 11, 2008, as a result of a fishing accident.  John was born on Jan. 26, 1945, in Sayre, Pa., a son of Arthur L. and Eleanor Acla Blow.  He was a millwright for Osram in Towanda and retired in 2004 after 40 years. He continued to work, for Pond Hill communication and later for Ronco, and was currently working for Fenton Welding of Wyalusing.  John enjoyed the outdoors and loved being at his cabin on the river. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He is survived by his parents; his daughter and son-in-law, Candy L. and Ronald L. Lilley of Wyalusing; granddaughters, Ashlea Lynn and Aubrea Jane Lilley; a brother, Patrick and Katie Blow; a sister, Bonnie Sollick; three nieces, Jade E. and Amber Blow, and Holly Poole; and three nephews, Travis John Blow, and Matthew and James Sollick.  An infant brother and a brother, Michael Blow, preceded John in death.  A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16, in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, with Michael Dodd, pastor of the Evergreen Christian Church, officiating.  Family and friends are invited to call from 2 p.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday.  The family will provide flowers. Memorials may be directed to the John R. Blow Memorial Fund, c/o P&G Credit Union, PO Box 749, Wyalusing, Pa. 18853. Contributions will be disbursed to those fire and rescue services who assisted during the search for John.  John's family thanks all those who assisted during this very difficult time.  Submitted by RKW.  Towanda Daily Review.

A Memorial Service of joyful music and song to celebrate Matthew will be held August 8, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Elmira, 121 West Church Street. Matt's personal family and his church family invite and welcome his many friends and acquaintances to join with them in raising their voices in unison to the wonderful and rich life that Matt lived in our midst. For more information call the church office at 732-0869 between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., Monday thru Thursday.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/3/2008

BOUGHTON Jervis L. "Jervie"
Lifetime Gillett Farmer
died peacefully on Monday, July 28th, 2008, at home surrounded by his loving family at the age of 87. A lifelong member of the Gillett, Pennsylvania community, Jervis was born at home in Gillett, June 5th, 1921, son of the late Ernest and Yulan Pritchard Boughton. Surviving him is his beloved wife and friend of 55 years, Anita Miller Boughton of Gillett; son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Beverley Boughton of Gillett; granddaughter, Patriece (Jason) Barnes of Elmira; great-grandson, Mason Barnes; niece, Connie (Bill) Flack of Kirtland, NM. His only brother, Glen Boughton, predeceases him. Jervis also leaves behind his sisters-in-law, Sarah and (Leon) Hall, Elizabeth Miller, all of Elmira; and brother-in-law, Gaylord Miller of McDonough, GA; and very special friends, Milton Austin and June Austin, both of Gillett. He was a devoted member of the Gillett Baptist Church, where he was a past deacon. He was a member of the Gillett Grange. Those whom knew Jervis best will remember him for his dry sense of humor and tall tales about cows over the hill. Using his four-wheel drive Jeep to bus school children to school during winter days, and being a very hard-working man that was always up to something. Whether it be helping a neighbor or working on a project, he was very active. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Gillett Baptist Church, Route 14 South, to celebrate the life of this hard-working man, whose life centered around his family, friends and the neighbors of his community, on Thursday, July 31, 2008, at 3:00 p.m. Funeral Services honoring his life will be held there at 3:30 p.m. The Reverend Allen Goss will celebrate "Jervie's" service. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials in Jervis's name to the Memorial Fund of the Gillett Baptist Church, C/O Nancy Oldroyd, RD #2, Box 6, Gillett, PA 16925.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 7/29/2008 - 7/30/2008

died in his home, Raleigh, NC where he had been residing at the age of 68. Born in Elmira, Mike was the son of Mildred Grace Boughton. He was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy. Following school he served his country in the Navy. Mike was employed by American LaFrance for many years before moving to North Carolina. He was a NASCAR fan and enjoyed traveling. When his children were young he enjoyed coaching basketball and baseball. Michael had a passion for road racing # 42. Surviving is his loving family, children, Victoria (Dan) Chapman, Elmira; Mark (Dawn) Boughton, Pine City; and Michael (Denise) Boughton, Clayton, NC; five grandchildren, Chelsea, Cory, Christopher and Alicia Boughton and Courtney Chapman; a brother-in-law, Marcus Allen, Elmira; nieces and nephews and his friends in Bambi's Meadow, NC. Mike was predeceased by his mother, Mildred Grace Boughton and his sister, Phyllis Allen. Full military honors services were accorded Mr. Boughton privately at his family's convenience.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/31/2008

BOYD - Mrs. Elizabeth Hill, 86, of Canton, Pa. Friday, Mar. 6, 1953, at Troy, PA. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Barrow and Mrs. Alvin Porter; sisters, Mrs. Euphemia Hill, Mrs. Mary Robertson and Mrs. Nettie Segur; brother, Robert Boyd, all of Canton; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Morse Funeral Home, Canton, where friends are invited to call and where funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Russell Camp, Park Cemetery, Canton. [Elizabeth Hill - birth name is actually McNicol. However, having said that…..her mother remarried shortly after the birth of her 2nd child by Mr. McNicol (he died in a mining accident in Fallbrook) and the family name was Boyd. According to other relatives that I have recently "met". The children knew only Peter Boyd as theire father and all through their lives the name was Boyd. She was always known as Elizabeth Boyd.]

BREWER -  McCALL, Jessie K.
Age 85, of Elmira, and former longtime resident of Keuka Village, on Keuka Lake, died Tuesday, August 19, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Jessie was born May 14, 1923, the last surviving child of Jonathan and Jessie Black Brewer. She is predeceased by her husband, Hugh F. McCall; daughter, Ellen Talbot; and six siblings. Jessie is survived by her children, with their spouses, Kathleen and Michael Morse of Attica, NY, Dr. John McCall of New York City, Jeanne and James Fleet of Syracuse, NY, and Betsy and Matt Matusicky of Elmira; son-in-law, Max Talbot of Florida; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews. Jessie was retired from J.C. Penny's with over 25 years of service. She enjoyed gambling, reading, crossword puzzles and was an avid Buffalo Bills fan. Jessie was a lifelong Democrat and was a retired Election Inspector. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut St., on Sunday, August 24, 2008, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Private interment at the convenience of the family. Donations in Jessie's memory may be directed to The Steele Memorial Library, 101 E. Church Street, Elmira, NY 14901.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/22/2008

BROWN - Dorothy A. Sensinger, age 72, of Mansfield, PA, died on Thursday, August 14, 2008 at her residence. Born on January 25, 1936 in Prospectville, PA, she was the daughter of Joseph and Dorothy (Wells) Brown. Dorothy and her husband, Sherwood Hinkle Sensinger, were married 53 years.  Prior to her retirement, Dorothy was employed as a silk screen cutter with American Olean Tile Company.   In addition to her husband, Sherwood, she is survived by two brothers and a sister-in-law, Rich and Helen Brown of North Wales, PA, Frank Brown of Millerton, PA; a sister and brother-in-law, Doris and Earl Clark of Millerton, PA; several nieces and nephews and her canine companion, Tess. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents and two brothers, Joe and Norman Brown.  In keeping with Dorothys wishes, there will be no services. Burial will be in Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Prospectville, PA. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family.

Age 72, of Mansfield, died on August 14 at her residence. In keeping with her wishes, there will be no services. Burial will be in Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Prospectville, PA.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/16/2008

CHAMBERLAIN    Pauline F. McIntire, 89, of Athens, PA died on July 5, 2008.  She was born Pauline Frances Chamberlain on June 23, 1919 at the family home in Milan, PA to Paul and Cora Rogers Chamberlain. Pauline graduated from Athens High School in 1937. Her life was spent being a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved sewing and needlework and created many beautiful pieces for her family and friends. Pauline worked for the Athens Area School District in the cafeterias for 12 years and retired in 1981.  She is predeceased by her parents and one granddaughter Tracey Kay Bourdette.  Pauline is survived by her husband of 68 years, Merle McIntire, and her brother, Roger Chamberlain, Milan, PA. Merle and Pauline married on January 26, 1940. They have 3 daughters, Carol (Dale) Bourdette, Lake Wales, FL, Connie (Terry) Cockcroft, Athens, PA, and Barbara (David) Battishill, Waverly, NY; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren, and many other extended family members.  Friends and family may call at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA on Tuesday, July 8, 2008 from 1-2:00pm. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 2:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to a charity of one's choice. Submitted by RKW  Towanda Daily Review.

COCHI    Suzanne Marie Cochi, 21, of Sayre, Pa., died unexpectedly Thursday, July 24, 2008.  Born May 15, 1987, in Sayre, whe was the daughter of Anthony and Mary Shaw Cochi.  She graduated from Sayre High School Class of 2005, then attended Wilkes University.  She worked at McDonald's in Sayre. At the time of her death she was employed by the Robert Packer Hospital.  Suzanne was an avid New York Yankees, Notre Dame and Sayre High School fan. She was very active in various community organizations including Valley Kiwanis, Locks of Love and Sayre Library, among others.
Many of the Valley-area children were touched by Suzanne's love and guidance. She was always willing to help those in need. She loved Irish music and her heritage. She was a very loving, caring individual who always had a smile on her face. She loved all her family and had numerous friends. She was a gifted conversationalist.  Surviving are her father, Anthony Cochi (Jennifer Shaffer) of Sayre, and mother, Mary Shaw Cochi (Ed Day) of Sayre; sisters, Megan (Doug) Gilson and Kara Cochi of Sayre; maternal grandmother, Helen Shaw of Sayre; paternal grandparents, Arnold and Phyllis Cochi of Sayre; uncles, Michael and Joseph Cochi of Sayre, Jeffrey Cochi of Florida, Robert (Janeen) Cochi of Michigan, Joseph (Colleen) Shaw of Livonia, N.Y., and David (Kathy), Michael (Beth), James (Sandra), Kevin (Karen), and Timothy (Jennifer) Shaw, all of Sayre; aunts, Mary Lou Horton (Pat Conroy), Barbara (Stewart) Rae and Judy Ann Cochi, all of Sayre, and Maureen (Harry) Howland and Margaret (Joe) Barry of Sayre; and numerous cousins, and great-aunts and great-uncles. She was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, David "Dusty" Shaw; aunt Sue Ann Cochi; and uncle John Shaw.  Visitation services will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 27, at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. Funeral services will be on Monday, July 28, at 9:30 at the funeral home and 10 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, South Elmer Avenue, Sayre. Mass cards will be available at the funeral home.  Memorial donations can be made to Sayre Public Library and Locks of Love. A memorial scholarship at Sayre High School — "The Suzanne M. Cochi Scholarship Fund" — has been established. Donations will be accepted at Peoples State Bank, Lockhart Street, Sayre.  Those wishing may send a sympathy message of remembrance for Suzanne's family at  Submitted by RKW.  Towanda Daily Review.

COLE - MORGAN, Annalee M.
Of Erin, NY, Was born May 30, 1936 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Edward H. and Annabelle (Cole) Wheeler, went home to be with her Lord, peacefully on Saturday, July 26, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 72. A Celebration of Annalee's life will be held on Tuesday, July 29, 2008; all friends and family are invited at the family home at 5:00 p.m. (279 Sandbank Road Erin, NY.) Memorial donations in the name of Annalee M. Morgan may be directed to the Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite # 105, Danvers, MA 01923. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/29/2008

Age 60, of Horseheads, NY, died unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, August 5, 2008. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Friday, August 15th, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held in his memory on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Ralph is survived by his wife, Kristine; three daughters, Robin (Scott) Copey of Hilton, NY, Jamie (Jeffrey) Van Zile of Odessa, and Carys Davies of Elmira; mother, Beatrice Rose Davies of Norfolk, England; sister, Rosemarie (John) Chandler of Norfolk, England; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Sally and Terry Brown of Horseheads; and grandchildren, Owen and Sean Copey and Aidan and Chandler Van Zile; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Wm. Frederick Davies. Ralph was born and raised in Chirk, North Wales, and worked as a sheep and dairy farmer in Pen-y-cae, NW. He married his wife Kristine on August 14, 1971; and would have celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary in the coming week. Ralph worked for NYSEG for 30 years and was an elected Town of Veteran board member. He will be fondly remembered as an outdoorsman that always enjoyed being outdoors, and also hunting. Ralph will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/8/2008

DAVIS Genevieve R.
78, of the Southport Towers, Elmira, NY. She passed into eternal rest the 9th day of August, 2008. Genevieve was born in Stewart, PA, the daughter of the late William and Eva Blackson Davis. Genny is survived by her sister, Thelma Northcut of Arkansas, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her four brothers and five sisters. She is also dearly missed by her friend, Caroline Miller, whom she palled around with the last five years. Although Genny was never able to have children of her own, she always considered every child in the church her own. She loved the attention and smiles only children could give. Genevieve loved to read and make crafts. For years she taught Sunday School at the Elmira Wesleyan Church, where she was very devoted. Her volunteer work with the church always involved working with people. She was addicted to loving people in her community. Genevieve worked for the A&P Plant in Horseheads, NY for many years. Family and friends are invited to a gathering at the Elmira Wesleyan Church, 1100 South Main Street, Elmira, NY, to celebrate the life of Genevieve R. Davis, Wednesday, August 13, 2008, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 3:00 p.m. Reverends Gary Mammarello and Edward Crandall will officiate. Interment services will be held in St. Paul's Reformed Cemetery, Trauger, PA. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Cynthia Teeter Trust Fund, C/O Five Star Bank, 351 North Main Street, Elmira, NY 14901.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/12/2008

DAVIS    Mrs. Mary E. Rice, age 79, of Wysox, Pa., died on Thursday, July 17, 2008, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa., with her family by her side.  Mary was born on Oct. 7, 1928, in LeRaysville, Pa., and was the daughter of the late George H. and Esther Morgan Davis.  She graduated from the LeRaysville High School, a member of the class of 1946. Mary received a B.S. in Education from Mansfield University in 1950.  She married her husband of 56 years, David Rice of Rome, Pa., on June 28, 1952.  She took graduate courses from Penn State and received her Master's in Education from SUNY–Oswego. Mary began her teaching career in Towanda, continued in Genoa, N.Y., and finished in Seneca Falls, N.Y. She taught home economics, interior design and pre-nursing. She also taught preschool at Towanda Presbyterian Church.
Mary was a member of Rome Presbyterian Church. She was an avid sports fan, basketball in particular. She loved spending time with family and friends, especially her grandchildren. She was also very proud of her Welsh heritage.  Surviving are: her spouse, David Rice, at home; sons and daughters-in-law George and Nancy Rice of Avon, N.Y., and Bruce and Tina Rice of Wysox; brothers Morgan and Mary Edith Davis of LeRaysville and James and Linda Davis of LeRaysville; her sister-in-law, Jane Davis of LeRaysville; her grandchildren, Kristen and Marissa Rice of Avon and Alyssa and Matthew Rice of Wysox; and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a son, Mark W. Rice, and a brother, Francis Davis of LeRaysville.  A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, at the Rome Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Karen Ballard, her pastor, officiating.  Flowers and memorials may be directed to Rome Presbyterian Church, PO Box 189, Rome, Pa. 18837. Memorials may also be sent to the Rome Cemetery Association, PO 63, Rome, Pa. 18837.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa. 18853.  Submitted by RKW.. Towanda Daily Review.

DIEFFENBACH   John L. Dieffenbach, 78, of Ulster RR 2, Pa., died Wednesday evening, July 30, 2008, at his home.  Born April 18, 1930 in Dushore, Pa., he was the son of the late John and Marjorie Elizabeth Dieffenbach.  On Dec. 13, 1952, John married the former Lorraine Marie Bay in Leitersburg, Md. He was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 53 years on Oct. 3, 2005.  John served in the Marine Corps as a radioman during the Korean Conflict.  After serving his country, John was subsequently employed by a shoe factory in Hershey, Pa. He was later employed by the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens for 36 years until his retirement in 1992.  John enjoyed the outdoors, riding motorcycles his four wheeler and camping.  He is survived by: his children, Marjorie Johnston and her husband Keith Johnston of Sayre, Pa.; Glenn Dieffenbach and his fiancée, Joy Curry of Wysox, Pa., Donna Scrivens and her husband Ray Scrivens of Athens RR 2; grandchildren, Jesse Scrivens, Jeremy Scrivens, Cody Curry, Talon Curry, Desiree Dieffenbach, Charity Field, Andrea Amey, Kimberly Lattimer, Colleen Vanderpool; several great grandchildren; a niece, Bonnie Bardell of Carlisle, Pa.; and his faithful canine companion, Dakota.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Bardell in July of 1983 and Jane Shrimp in October of 1987.  The funeral and committal service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Gordon Farr St., Ulster, Pa., with Pastor Dale Bird of the Ulster Village Presbyterian Church officiating.  Interment will be private.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Ulster-Sheshequin Ambulance Association in care of Karen Bixby RR 1 Box 431 Ulster, PA 18850, in John L. Dieffenbach's memory.   Submitted by RKW.  Towanda Daily Review.

DIETER - Hoover, Bertie A.  Mrs. Bertie A. Hoover, 62, of RD 7, Wellsboro died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 1989, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Born Sept. 28, 1926, she was the daughter of William R. and Marion Casson Dieter.  A retired employee of the Wellsboro Branch of Commonwealth Bank and Trust Company, she was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, RD 3, Wellsboro and Montoursville Chapter #465 Order of Eastern Star.  Surviving are her husband, Raymond L. Hoover; a daughter, Holly L. of Wellsboro; a sister, Shirley Hulsizer of Kingston; and two brothers, William Dieter of DuBoistown and John Dieter of RD, Muncy.  A private family viewing was held at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home in Wellsboro.  A graveside service was held at Old Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, RD, Muncy on Saturday, Sept. 16, with the Rev. Christopher Milarch, former pastor of the Hope Lutheran Church, officiated.

EARLEY Michael L.
Loving husband, father and grandfather
Age 71, of 509 Herrick St., Elmira, NY. He was born March 26, 1937 in Mansfield, PA, son of the late Edward W. and M. Averil (Decker) Earley, and died Thursday, August 14, 2008, unexpectedly. He was predeceased by his sisters, Mary Lou Allen and Nadine Robertson. Mike is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Marcia (Leljedal) Earley; children and their spouses, Kathleen and David Karski of Elmira, Tamie and Mike Klemaske of Waverly, NY, Traci and Jeff Chimileski of Greene, NY, Brett and Lisa Earley of Elmira, Kelly and Laura Earley of Horseheads; grandchildren, Cory and Tiffiany Karski, Kristie-Mae and Mikie Klemaske, Rachel and Abbey Chimileski, Kaylin and Jared Earley, Ricky Kelley, Katy (Steven) Storm, and Cody (Nickie) Koellner; brothers and sisters-in-law, Edward W. and Dorothy Earley, Jon and Gayle Earley, all of Elmira; brothers-in-law, Al Allen of Elmira, and Marshall (Marion) Leljedal of Pine City; sister-in-law, Charlotte Roberts of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Mike was a member of New Beginnings United Methodist Church and a member of the choir at church. He retired from Hardinge, Inc. in 1994 after 37 years of service, and was an avid outdoorsman, Yankees fan and NASCAR (Mark Martin) fan. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Monday, August 18th, from 4 to 7 p.m. His funeral and committal services will follow at 7 p.m. Rev. Michael Weeden and Rev. J. Keith Kissel will officiate. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Mike through donations to New Beginnings United Methodist Church Building Fund.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/16/2008

Age 76, of Elmira died at her home the day before her 77th birthday. Born August 19, 1931 in Bradford County, PA. She was the daughter of Avery and Pauline Jones Edsell. She married Audett W. McQuay on August 14, 1953, who predeceased her on March 5, 2008 after 54 years of marriage. She retired from Elmira Stamping after many years of service. Betty is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Rodney May, Elmira; a son and daughter-in-law, Lynn and Audrey McQuay, Ten Mile, TN; three granddaughters, Michele Miles and Amanda Miles of Elmira, and Jennifer McQuay, TN; her beloved great-grandson, Nicholas Amentler, who brought her immeasurable joy during her last months; sisters, Norine Jenner, Halstead, PA, Janice (Thomas) Dlugosh, Palmyra, NY, and Wanda (Ralph) Depue, Great Bend, PA; a brother, Jim Edsell, Muncy, PA; several nieces, nephews and many family friends. In addition to her husband and parents, Betty was predeceased by brothers, Clarence Edsell and Clair Edsell and a sister, Grace Brown. It was Betty's wish there be no calling hours or services. Those wishing may make memorial donations to the Alzheimer's Assoc. in her memory; or the American Cancer Society in her husbands' memory.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/21/2008

Formerly of Horseheads, unexpectedly died on August 4, 2008 at his home in Houston, TX. He was fifty years old. Jerry graduated from Horseheads High School in 1976, receiving a New York State Regents Scholarship. He moved to Houston in 1978 with his wife, Linda, where he attended North Harris County College and received an Applied Science Degree in Electronic Technology. Jerry was employed in the Information Technology industry. He served the IT group at Baker Botts, LLP in Houston with distinction for fourteen years. He was loved by many of his co-workers for his dedication, support of others, his sense of humor and fun-loving spirit. Jerry loved to travel. He and Linda took many excursions to Mexico where he was thrilled to explore, scuba dive, and experience the local flavors. With geology as a hobby, Jerry was an avid Rock Hound. He loved to polish his discoveries and display beautiful examples of nature in his home. As a child Jerry began his lifelong love of spelunking with his three brothers as they mined for "diamonds" in Herkimer, NY, and he and Linda explored many of the caves in the Hill Country of Central Texas. Jerry is survived by his parents, Charles and Molly Eichenlaub of Horseheads; his brother, Dennis and sister-in-law, Kathy Eichenlaub of Houston; his brother, Ken Eichenlaub, also of Houston; nephews, Mike and John Eichenlaub of Elmira Heights; and their mother and close family friend, Maryanne Eichenlaub, also of Elmira Heights; nephews, TJ, Tim and Tracy Nugent of Houston; nephew, Chad Eichenlaub of Austin; several grandnieces and nephews; and his best friend, Linda Eichenlaub of Houston. A Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Cross Church, Main Street, Ovid, NY at 11 a.m., Wednesday, August 20th. Following the mass, Jerry's ashes will be interred at Holy Cross Cemetery, Ovid. Jerry will be greatly missed by his family and friends in both Texas and NY. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the Eichenlaub family at 655 Veteran Hill Road, Horseheads, NY 14845. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Jerry's memory to the Houston Ear Research Foundation, 7737 Southwest Freeway, Suite 630, Houston, TX 77074, attention Ms. Jan Gilden.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/17/2008

EVERETTS - ARNOLD, Dorothy Josephine Evertts
Age 98, died on Friday, July 25, 2008, at Kendal at Ithaca. She was born on August 5, 1909 in Binghamton, NY, the daughter of Olney W. and Edna Haskell Evertts. She attended Elmira schools and the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester. On October 18, 1930, she married Edward Frank Arnold, a singer at Franklin Street Presbyterian Church of Elmira where she held her first Organist position. She later became Organist at her home church, North Presbyterian, then Minister of Music at First Baptist Church until moving to Ithaca in 1959. While in Elmira, she was active in the Thursday Morning Musicales and in church organizations, and was accompanist for The Kiwanis Quartet, while raising two sons and helping care for her grandmother, Ada Haskell. In Ithaca she was Organist for several years at the First Congregational Church, then moved to the First Presbyterian Church, where she served as Organist for nearly 30 years. During this time she was active in the PEO Sisterhood, in church-related groups, and community service. She was a member of the Ithaca Yacht Club, Ithaca Country Club, and Friends of Ithaca College. She also assisted her husband in the establishment and management of the Arnold Printing Corporation, which they sold in 1976, but which continues under their name. She is survived by two sons and their wives, Dean E. Arnold (Juliet) of State College, PA, and David E. Arnold (Susan) of Paoli, PA; also two granddaughters, Margaret A. Higgins (Mark) of State College, PA, and Kimberly A. Amaral (Stephen) of Sackets Harbor, NY; a grandson, Douglas E. Arnold (Jennifer) of West Chester, PA; two step granddaughters, Lara K. Myers of Honolulu, HI, and Tamara M. Schulz (James) of Mechanicsburg, PA; three great-grandchildren and three step great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Edward E. Arnold; a grandson, David E. Arnold; and her brother, Richard H. Evertts. Those wishing to contribute memorials are asked to consider the Kendal Employees' Welfare Fund, 2230 N. Triphammer Road, Ithaca, NY 14850; or the First Presbyterian Church, 315 N. Cayuga St., Ithaca, NY 14850. Funeral services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca on Saturday, August 2, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. with Dr. James R. Henery officiating. Prayers of Committal will follow at East Lawn Cemetery. At approximately 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, (immediately following the Prayers of Committal) Dorothy's family will be present to receive friends for refreshments and fellowship at the Kendal at Ithaca Living Room. The family have entrusted arrangements to the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South St., Trumansburg. 1-888-534-5446.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/29/2008

FOLMAR   Maynard W. Folmar Sr., of Williamsport, died July 16, 2008, at Williamsport Hospital after a long and lengthy battle.  He was born April 19, 1935, in Phillipsburg, Pa., the son of the late Edgar and Eva (Smith) Folmar of Grassflat, Pa. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Grace Conaway.  He was preceded in death in 1976, by his first wife, Julia E. (Rose) Folmar.  He is survived by his son Maynard W. Folmar, Jr., and wife Paula of Laporte; grand children, Kristina Robinson of Mildred, Dustin Folmar of Dushore; step grandchildren, Jefferey and Joseph Swank of Laporte; and a step great grandson, Kaleb Swank of Laporte; also, his wife of 29 years, Ida Mae Harrington of Williamsport, and her daughters and sons; brothers, Karl (Lois) Folmar of State College, Pa., Clark (Nell) Folmar of Curwensville, Pa.; sisters, Ethel (Harold) Fisher of Columbus, Ohio, Alma (Krev) Merrell of Danville, Pa., Ruth Gerbal of Clearfield, Pa., Betty (Bob) Hutchings of Bench Creek, Pa., Bonnie (Marshal) Wiser of Mineral Springs, Pa., and by numerous nieces and nephews.  He had worked at various places including PennDOT.  His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and riding on country roads.  His memberships include: the fraternal Order of the Moose, American Legion Post No. 36, of Jersey Shore, fraternal order of the Eagles Post No. 4031, and was a board member of Center of Independent Living & Board Member in Williamsport.  He also enjoyed his friends at the Legion and the Moose in Jersey Shore, and volunteered for the center of Independent Living.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 19, 2008, at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Robert Brown, pastor officiating.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made: to the Center of Independent Living of Northern Central PA, 210 Market Street, Suite A, Williamsport, PA 17701; or the MDA, 366 North Main First Floor North, Taylor, PA 18517.  Submitted by RKW.  Towanda Daily Review.

FOX Mercey Arlene
Age 92, of Spencer, died Wednesday, August 6, 2008, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She was born in Newfield, NY on June 7, 1916, the daughter of Albert "Bert" Fox and Jennie Lind DeWitt. She is survived by cousins; friends, Georgianna and Patrick Sheehe, Brian and Dennis Sheehe. Arlene retired in 1975 after being secretary to principal for 37 years at the Spencer Central School and Spencer-Van Etten Central School. She lovingly cared for her parents. She was a member of the Spencer, Sayre, Horseheads and Tioga County Historical Societies. A graveside memorial service will be announced at a later date. Memorials may be directed to Spencer Fire Department and Spencer Emergency Squad. Arrangements are with Allen-Manzer Funeral Home.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/8/2008

GILLILAND   Walter A. Gilliland, Sr., 67, of Granville, Pa., died on Monday, July 21, 2008, at his home surrounded by his loving family.  He is the loving husband of Doris L. (Bowman) Gilliland, to whom he married on Nov. 1, 1958. The couple had 50 happy years together.  Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa., is in charge of arrangements.  Walter was born on Feb. 14, 1941 on Fox Town Hill in Stroudsburg, Pa. He was the son of late Arthur and Cora (Slider) Gilliland. Walter was employed in the construction and textile businesses. He was an avid road hunter and fisherman.  Walter is survived by: his wife, Doris; his sons, Walt A. (Roseanne) Gilliland, Jr. of Granville, Pa. and Albert H. (Ann Marie) Gilliland of Windfall, Pa.; his daughters, Tammy L. Gilliland of Granville, Pa., Brenda L. (Scott) Vogel of Granville, Pa., Cindy L. (Michael) Blake of Stroudsburg, Pa., Minnie M. (Thomas) Beach of Granville Summit, Pa., and Delores A. (Artie) Holdren of Granville; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; his brothers, George (Barb) Gilliland of Troy, Pa., Arthur (Delilah) Gilliland of  Colorado, David Gilliland of Clearwater, Fla.; his sisters, Carolyn (John) Imbt of Granville, Pa. and Eleanor (Robert)Werkheiser of Gillett, Pa.; along with several nieces and nephews.  Walter was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Richard Gilliland.  Submitted by RKW.  Towanda Daily Review.

GORDNER - Thomas S. Gordner
Thomas S. Gordner, 89, of 259 Chestnut Street, Millville, died Wednesday, May 5, 1988, in Bloomsburg Hospital.  Born Oct. 31, 1898, in Pine Township, Columbia County, he was the son of John Oliver and Sadie Gardner Gordner.  He attended the former Star School, a one-room schoolhouse in Pine Township, and had been a Millville school director for 30 years.  He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Unityville and a charter member of the Millville Volunteer Fire Company.  A member of the Pennsylvania and national grange organizations, the state grange's executive committee and a 75-year member of Millville Grange #52, he and his wife helped organize the Roaring Creek Valley Grange in Columbia County.  He had been employed by Briar Creek Mutual Insurance Company in Orangeville for 35 years, had a retail milk delivery for 25 years, had been a salesman of Pioneer Seed and Corn Company for 27 years, and also had operated Maple Lanes Dairy Farms before retiring in 1968.  His wife, the former Helen Long, died April 2, 1984.  Surviving are two sons, John K. and Glenn T., both of RD 1, Millville; a brother, Bert of RD 1, Millville; a sister, Hannah Messner of Liberty; three grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.  Services were held Monday, May 9, at Poust-Bunnell Funeral Home, Main Street, Millville.  The Rev. Gordon Smith, his pastor, and the Rev. John Mostoller, pastor of the Millville Christian Church, will officiate.

GROW -  Mrs. Alice L. Grow Sivers, age 87, of RR 3, Box 3765, Laceyville, Pa., died early Thursday morning Aug. 21, 2008 at her home on Clapper Hill, in Tuscarora Twp. She was born in Laceyville, Pa., on Dec. 6, 1920, the daughter of the late George and Rhoda Sands Grow. Married to her husband Webb E. Sivers, for 70 years, they made their home and raised their family on their farm just outside of Silvara, on Clapper Hill. All of her life Mrs. Sivers was a housewife, and homemaker, for her family. She was also very active in her community, serving as the Tuscarora Twp. tax collector, for over 15 years, and serving on the Tuscarora Twp. School Board, and later on the Wyalusing Valley School District School Board after the consolidation of schools. She also attended the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church, and she was very active with the church family, serving dinners, for the many community functions. For the last few years, Mrs. Sivers attended the Transue Community Church, and all of her life she was a member of the Silvara Ladies Aide Society.  Surviving are her husband of 70 years, Webb E. Sivers; her daughter and her companion, Sharon Newberry and Clinton Higley, of Laceyville, Pa.; and her son and daughter in law, Art and Rosie Sivers, of Silvara, Pa. She is also survived by her 7 grandchildren, 6 great grandsons, and 1 great granddaughter, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by 8 brothers and sisters, including her twin-sister, Mrs. Annis L. Tyler, who died on Apr. 7,1995. Funeral and committal services will be held on Monday morning, Aug. 25, 2008 at 11 a.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, Pa., with Rev. Charles Bishop, of the Transue Community Church officiating. Interment will be in the Quimby Cemetery, in Silvara, PA. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Monday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Transue Community Church; C/O Mrs. Sandra Jayne, RR 1, Laceyville, Pa., 18623.  Submitted in honor of my long time pal by Carol Hoose Brotzman. Daily Review on 8/22/2008

HANES Gerald E.
78, of Sabinsville, PA, died Wednesday, August 13, 2008. Private arrangements are entrusted to the OLNEY Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/15/2008.  Gerald was born on July 25, 1930 and died
on Wednesday, August 13, 2008.

HARTFORD Marjorie Hickok
Age 85, formerly of Canton, died Aug. 16 at Bethany Manor, Horseheads. A memorial service will be held at 1p.m., Aug. 24 at Pepper Funeral Home, Canton. Calling hours are 12–1:00. Memorials may be made to The Amer. Cancer Soc., 1948 E. 3rd St. Williamsport, PA 17701 or N.E.PA Alzheimer's Ass., 63 N. Franklin St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/19/2008

Wellsboro Agitator - October 18, 1899
Lieutenant Samuel Haynes, a brother-in-law of Messrs. Seth and Job Wetmore, of this borough, who was well known and esteemed by many civil war veterans in this county, died Friday morning at his home in Oil City of cancer, aged 67 years.  He had lived in that city since 1870 and was a trusted Division Supervisor of the Western New York and Pennsylvania Railroad Company.  He enlisted here in 1861 in Co. I, 45th Volunteers.  He was Orderly Sergeant in that company, and the next year was made Lieutenant of Company G in the same regiment.  As an officer, and later as Supervisor, he was most successful, as well as popular, owing to the effective combination in his character of geniality and firmness, while his fine appearance physically gave him added distinction as an officer.  His death is regretted keenly here by his relatives and veteran comrades.  The Oil City Derrick says:  "The deceased was one of the most upright men of this city, enjoying the confidence and esteem of his fellow men to a remarkable extent.  He was a Republican in politics, and although not seeking office was honored with several responsible elective positions, among them the presidency of the public schools of the city.  He was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church and was a Mason."  Mr. Haynes is survived by his wife and two daughters.

HORSEY Joseph W., Sr. Joe
Age 91, of Elmira, NY, died
on Friday, August 1, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/5/2008

JOSEPH -  BERMAN, Lydia Joseph
Born on October 4, 1928 in St. John's, New Foundland, died peacefully at her home in Elmira on July 29, 2008. She had been living in Elmira since 1947 and married her future husband, Bernard, in 1949. A loving and devoted wife, she was married to Bernard for 54 wonderful years. Lydia was a loving and compassionate mother of their 12 children. An education advocate, her children graduated from the likes of the US Military Academy at West Point, the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, Syracuse University, University of Maryland, UMass, Roger Williams University, Elmira College, Utica College and the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Three of her children (senior Army and Air Force officers) are war Veterans of the Gulf War, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. A strong and religious woman of integrity and character, she set the highest standards for her children to emulate. Lydia was predeceased by her beloved son, Rubin (1992); and her husband, Bernard (2004). She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Arrangements by the BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/31/2008

KRAJCI Thomas J.
Age 73, of Elmira, a loving husband, father, and grandfather who loved to tie flies and fish area streams, died suddenly at his home Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008. Mr. Krajci was born Oct. 21, 1934, in Bethlehem, Pa., to the late Joseph and Anna (Stefanik) Krajci. Mr. Krajci spent much of his early life in the Philadelphia area before joining the U.S. Navy during the Korean War era. He proudly served aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Rendova, where he traveled the world and developed his love for the sea and naval history. Following an honorable discharge, Tom attended Penn State University and earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and completed post-graduate work in archaeology. He conducted digs in Mexico. He was a life-long learner and an avid reader. Mr. Krajci spent much of his career in labor relations and human resources, working for such companies as RCA, Dresser Industries, Marion Power Shovel, and the A&P. In the early 1980s, he formed his own management consulting company, Resources for Management, which he operated with his wife of 31 years, Rosalie, until his retirement in 1998. Tom met and married the former Rosalie Parlato in 1977. Together, they raised seven children. They enjoyed sharing travel, music, literature, politics and competitive games. A communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes, Tom is survived by his loving wife, Rosalie, of Elmira; sons Thomas J. II, of Clovis, N.M., Christian of New York, and Eric (Julie), of Springwater; step-sons Francis J. and Joseph P. Tonello, of San Diego, Calif., and John S. Tonello, of Elmira; step-daughter Maria T. Tonello, of Encinitas, Calif.; grandchildren Iggy and Victoria Krajci, of Springwater. He also is survived by his brother Joseph Krajci of Philadelphia, sister-in-law Josephine Krajci of Naples, N.Y., and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, William Krajci. Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at the McInerny Funeral Home, 502 West Water Street, Elmira. Fr. Thomas O'Brien will preside at a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Elmira. Flowers gratefully declined. Contributions may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes, Elmira, or the Chemung Valley Conservancy, c/o Steven Roe, Atty, 215 W. Water St., Elmira 14901.   Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/14/2008 - 8/15/2008

KRATOCHVIL Bernard Joseph
Age 69, of Tioga, PA, died August 20, 2008. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no services. The Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Mansfield.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/22/2008

Bernard Joseph Kratochvil, age 69, of Tioga, PA, died Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at his home. He was born April 25, 1939 in Westmoreland County a son of Bernard J. and Jean L. (Beers) Kratochvil. He was an Army and Air Force veteran.  Bernard is survived by a niece, Candy Hungerford of Tioga, PA, and former wife, Deborah J. Kratochvil of Covington, PA.   In keeping with Bernards wishes, there will be no services. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.

LERMENY Richard W.
Age 60 of Lowman, NY. He was born October 15, 1947 in Elmira, son of the late Robert and Joyce (Westfall) Lermeny and died Thursday, July 24, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after a long battle with diabetes. It was Richard's request that there be no calling hours and that his funeral be private for his family. He will be laid to rest in Riverside Cemetery, Lowman. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Richard through donations to the American Diabetes Assoc., 6390 Fly Road, 2nd Fl., East Syracuse, NY 13057. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/27/2008

LOWRY - Ruth J. Bixby
Ruth J. Bixby, 75, of 224 Ridge Ave., State College, died at Centre Community Hospital Sunday, May 8.  Born Sept. 5, 1912, in Fergus Falls, Minn., she was the daughter of Stewart Barr and Minnie Sweet Lowry.  A graduate of St. Cloud University in St. Cloud, Minn. in 1932 with a teacher's certificate, she taught for one year in Minn.  She was a member of State College Presbyterian Church.  June 1, 1935, she married Paul W. Bixby.  Surviving, besides her husband, area a son, Mark P. Bixby of Wellsboro; two daughters, Jean Sylvia Bixby of Tyrone and Mary J. Kisner of Boalsburg; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Burial will be in Centre County Memorial Park, State College.  A memorial service will beheld Tuesday, May 31, at 3 p.m. at State College Presbyterian Church, 132 West Beaver Ave., State College.  The Rev. Harry L. Strong will officiate.  Contributions may be made in her memory to the Endowment Fund of United Ministry, Penn State university; Office of Gifts and Endowments, University Park, PA.  16802.  Arrangements were made by Koch Funeral Home in State College.

MARKLE - SPENCER Marjorie L. Markle
45, of Ahwatukee, AZ, previously of Horseheads, NY, died August 5, 2008. Marj was born July 27, 1963 in Cooperstown, NY to Naomi and Sam Markle. After graduating from Horseheads High School, she received her BS in accounting from SUNY Fredonia in 1985 and earned her CPA in 1986. Marj was Chief Financial Officer of the law firm of Gallagher and Kennedy. She was devoted to her family and friends and volunteered in many church-related activities. Marj was beloved by all who knew her and is survived by her sons, Timothy Stephen Markle and Joshua Dillon Spencer; her mother, Naomi; her brothers, Stephen Paul (Patricia) Markle of Alexandria, Virginia and Timothy Charles (Lisa) Markle of Jacksonville, Florida. She is preceded in death by her father, Sam Markle. A memorial service was held August 12 at the Arizona Community Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Young Life, 127 West Juanita Ave., Suite 216, Mesa, AZ 85210, in memory of Marjorie L. Spencer. She was a devoted mother, daughter, sister, niece, aunt and cousin, and will be eternally missed by all who knew and loved her.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/13/2008

Age 89, of Galeton, PA, died Friday, July 25, 2008, in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. Born December 31, 1918 in Germania, he was the son of the late John and Anna (Senko) Meshula. On October 27, 1962 in Galeton, he married the former Angeline Close, who predeceased him in 1997. Steve worked at Dresser Rand in Wellsboro for many years, retiring in 1981. He was a Life Member of the Galeton Moose and an avid fisherman and gardener. Surviving are two daughters, Anna M. (Scott) Hockenbury of Phillipsburg, NJ and Carol L. (Thomas) Surdam of Galeton; a grandson, Steven Bobeck; a sister, Stella Fedorka of Culver, PA; his cherished pet, Nittany; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Monday, July 28, 2008, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton and on Tuesday, July 29, 2008, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. with a Blessing Service following at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Joseph Dougherty officiating. Interment will be in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Germania Fire Company.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/27/2008

MITCHELL   Garith “Gary” Mitchell, 64, of Green Cove Springs, Fla., died unexpectedly Saturday, July 12, 2008 from cancer.  Gary was born June 10, 1944 in Waverly. He attended Athens Area High School and always had a love of cars. In recent years Gary’s greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren. Gary is much loved by his family and will be greatly missed.  He was predeceased by: his father, Kenneth Mitchell; his grandparents, Fred and Ruby Mitchell and Arthur (Happy) and Ethel Kishbaugh; his brother-in-law Tom Mosher; and his granddaughter Rachel. Gary is survived by: his loving wife, Carol Hickok Mitchell; his children, Musette and Mike Malone of Florida, Gary and Rosea Mitchell of Florida, and Jimmy and Joanie Mitchell of Louisiana; his mother and stepfather, Ira and Mary Kishbaugh Cole of Sayre; his siblings, Dave and Ruth “Bootsie” Cole of Athens, Marilyn Mosher of Waverly, Nancy and Ryan Miller of Tioga Center, Jim and Patty Cole of Sayre, and Bob and Margaret Cole of Athens; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Family and friends may attend a memorial service Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 4 p.m. at Christian Missionary Alliance Church, Waverly. The Rev. Larry Day will be officiating. Those wishing to sign the E-guestbook and send condolences may do so by visiting  Submitted by RKW.  Sayre Morning Times.

MOON    Norma I. (Moon) Kress, 84, of Bath, N.Y., formerly of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., died on Friday, July 18, 2008, at her home in Bath, surrounded by her family.  She was the loving wife of the late Paul B. Kress, who died on June 4, 2006. The couple had 63 wonderful years together.  Family and friends are welcome to call from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. The funeral service to honor Norma's life will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Cremation will follow the service. Interment of the ashes will be in Columbia Valley Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Norma was born on Feb. 21, 1924, in Bradford County, Pa. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Minnie (Watson) Moon Sr. Norma was a homemaker, but more importantly was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She attended Risingville United Methodist Church with her children faithfully. Norma was a wonderful seamstress and made curtains for the church.  After Norma and Paul moved to Pennsylvania they raised German shepherds and other breeds of dogs for years.  Norma loved her family more than anything. They include her children, Karen (Larry) Dickson of Bath, Peggy Westfal of Syracuse, N.Y., Terry (Shirley) Kress of Gaines, Pa., and Kathy (Dale) Roloson of Troy, and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Norma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul; her daughter Tana E. Kress; her son Paul "Ernie" Kress; her brother, Charles "Bud" Moon Jr.; and her sisters, Winona Stewart, Phyllis Coalbaugh and Merna Morgan.  Contributions may be made in Norma's name to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, N.Y. 10018.  Submitted by RKW.  Towanda Daily Review.

NELSON Charles D. (Duke Sinko)
Entered into rest Saturday, August 2, 2008, Mr. Charles D. Nelson, 74, husband of Jeannie Sinko-Nelson. Mr. Nelson was a native of Elmira, NY and a 1952 graduate of the Elmira Free Academy and had resided in the Augusta, GA area for the past 39 years. He was a US Navy Veteran who proudly served on the USS WASP and was a member of the USS WASP Reunion Group. Mr. Nelson retired as Columbia County Construction Manager, was a member of the John S. Davidson Masonic Lodge #677 F and AM, the Scottish Rite Bodies, and a Shriner. Mr. Nelson was also a member of the American Legion and Church of the Holy Comforter. Mr. Nelson was preceded in death by his parents, Stephen and Alta Sinko; sister-in-law, Christine Sinko; brother-in-law, Franklin Brown; niece, Nance Ferri. He is survived, in addition to his wife, by his brothers and sister-in-law, George and Jean Sinko of Fort Myers, FL, Merle Sinko of Elmira, NY; and a sister, Mary Brown of Horseheads, NY; as well as several nieces and nephews. On behalf of Holy Comforter, Funeral Services were held Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at 11:00 a.m., at Christ the King Lutheran Church, with Rev. Dr. Cynthia N. Taylor and Rev. Dr. Joe Bowden officiating. Interment followed at Westover Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Church of the Holy Comforter Building Fund, 1105 Fury's Lane, Suite C, Martinez, GA 30907.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/10/2008

Age 22, of Elmira, Saturday, August 9, 2008 very unexpectedly as the result of an ATV accident. Eddie was born in Elmira on July 17, 1986, a son of Edward J., III and Barbara Spallone O'Connell. In addition to his parents he is survived by brother Joshua M. O'Connell, with daughter Jayliann; sister Briana E. O'Connell; maternal grandparents, Margaret Spallone, Anthony Spallone, III, with his wife Marjorie; paternal grandparents, Edward J., Jr. and Charlotte O'Connell all of Elmira; aunts and uncles, Anthony IV, Michael, Philip, Roberta and Paul Spallone, Margaret Watson, Andre Wallace, Charles Ramos, David O'Connell, Carol Drew, Maureen O'Connell, Patrick O'Connell, Mary O'Connell and Jennifer O'Connell-Griffin; along with numerous cousins and friends. Eddie was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy, Class of 2004. He loved art and music. Eddie has been employed at Chemung Supply Co., for the past 3 years. Eddie always had a smile on his face and having a warm, giving, personality loved helping people no matter what the task. A kind loving, son, brother, grandson, and friend, Eddie will always be loved and never forgotten. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, August 13, 2008 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A prayer service and Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, August 14, 2008 at a time to be announced. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/11/2008

OLSON - DEAN, Ellen A.
56, of Galeton, PA, died Monday, August 4, 2008, at her home. Born March 16, 1952, in Wellsboro, PA, she was the daughter of Anna M. (Loucks) Olson of Galeton and the late John A. Olson. She was a 1970 graduate of Galeton High School. On March 23, 1970, in Coudersport, PA, she married Ronald E. Dean, Jr., who survives. She was the secretary and treasurer of Earl F. Dean, Inc. Ellen was an avid Dale Earnhardt fan. Surviving are her husband of 38 years, Ronald E. Dean, Jr., Galeton; a son, Ronald E. Dean, III, Galeton; a daughter, Kimberly G. (Thomas) Preston, Columbus, OH; her mother, Anna M. Olson, Galeton; three grandsons, Michael, Mitchell and Matthew; two brothers, John J. Olson, Galeton and Mark A. (Diane) Olson, Galeton; her father and mother-in-law, Ronald E. and Audrey Dean, Galeton; a brother-in-law, William R. (Cathi) Dean, Galeton; a sister-in-law, Diana Smith, Wellsboro, PA; and several nieces and nephews. A Graveside Service will be held at West Hill Cemetery, Galeton, on Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. John Prouty officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Goodyear Fire Company, the Gale Hose Ambulance Association, or to the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton.   Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/5/2008 - 8/6/2008

Age 73, of West High Street in Painted Post, NY, died Friday, July 25, 2008, at home. She was born in Elmira, NY, on December 2, 1934, to Francis and Elsie Packard. She was the wife of John Hanson who preceded her in death in 1998. She retired from Corning Inc. in 1990 where she had been a pension clerk. She is survived by her three daughters, Christine (Hugh) Turner of Painted Post, Mary (Gary) Thompson of Tonowanda, NY, and Shayna (Mark) Shaw of Knoxville, TN; three sons, Lars (Martha) Hanson of Seattle, WA, John Hanson, Jr. of Painted Post, and Charles (Anne) Hanson of Durango, CO; five grandchildren, Rikki, Kortney, Riley, Lindsey, and Brenner; a great-granddaughter, Alexis; several brothers and sisters; several nieces and nephews; a brother-in-law, Gene Olson of Rock Stream, NY; a sister-in-law, Esther Pruden of Waconia, MN. At Thyrza's request, there will be no calling hours and Services will be held at the convenience of the family at Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service, in Corning. Memorial donations may be made in Thyrza's name to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830; or to the Samuel E. Hanson Scholarship Fund, c/o Corning Painted Post School District, 165 Charles Street, Painted Post, NY 14870.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/26/2008

Age 54, of 605 Decker Ave., Elmira, NY. He was born March 22, 1954 in Troy, PA, the son of Paul and Betty (Stewart) Reynolds, and died Tuesday, August 12, 2008, very unexpectedly. He was predeceased by his father, Paul and is survived by his wife of 15 years, Debra (Holley) Reynolds; children, Brian (Chris) Reynolds of Columbia Crossroads, PA, Sharon Zaffarese of Elmira, Adam Ling (Jacque Cummings) of Hubbard, OH, and Anthony Ling of Elmira; mother, Betty Reynolds of Troy, PA; brother, Robert (Pat) Reynolds of Troy, PA; five grandchildren along with several nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and many friends. Keith was a self-employed contractor in the area. He was a well-known bowler in the area and traveled the country competing in bowling tournaments. He was a member of the Professional Bowlers Assoc. since 1972 and for the last 4 years was a member of the Senior PBA. As his wife said "bowling was his first love!" Keith was employed with Terrace Lanes of Troy, PA for 15 years, was a volunteer firefighter with the Troy, PA Fire Department for 15 years and was very involved with harness racing locally and throughout the country as a starter, judge, announcer and driver. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Sunday, August 17th, from 1 to 4 p.m. His memorial service will follow at 4 p.m.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/14/2008 - 8/15/2008

RICHARDS - ZOTTOLA, Ellen (Richards)
Age 55, of Babylon, LI and formerly of Big Flats, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2008. Survivors include her husband, James Zottola; three daughters, Tamara, Jamie and Ashley; father, David Richards Sr. of Lindley; sister, Roberta Lee of Addison; and brothers, David Richards Jr. of Elmira, and Albert Richards of Lindley. Burial was in North Babylon Cemetery.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/20/2008

RIPLEY - HILL, Ann Ripley
89, of Gainesville, died on Sunday, April 6, 2008, in Gainesville, Florida. Ann was born on December 28, 1918 in Jobs Corner, Pennsylvania. Ann first moved to Gainesville in 1938 and left in 1941 to support her husband's military career and raise a family. She returned to Gainesville in 1962 and received her B.A. in Education from the University of Florida. Ann taught for 10 years at Archer Elementary School. Ann was an active member in the First Presbyterian Church in Gainesville. She served as an Elder and was a member of the Alter Guild and the Congregational Nominating Committee. She also was a member of the Woman's Club and the Retired Officers Wives Club. Mrs. Hill was predeceased by her infant son and infant grandson. She is survived by her husband, Fredric; daughter, Freddy Williams and her husband, Terry; son, Andy and his wife, Charlene; son, Mike and his wife, Dede; son, Mark and his wife, Patty; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2008, at First Presbyterian Church, 300 SW 2nd Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601. Interment will be on Thursday, April 10th, at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Gainesville, FL and/or to Children, Inc., 4205 Dover Road, Richmond, VA 23221-3267. Arrangements are under the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 311 S. Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601. (352) 376-5361.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/9/2008.

ROTE Allen E.
Age 52, of Chemung, NY, died unexpectedly on August 18, 2008. He was born on July 13, 1956 in Williamsport, PA. Survivors include his parents, Augustus and Ruth (Hauck) Rote of Chemung; son, Justin Sherman of NC; brothers, Russell, David, Steven, Jeffery and Michael; sister, Sharon; many nieces and nephews; best friend, Doug Benjamin; along with many other friends. Family and friends are invited to attend a gathering for Allen on Saturday, August 23rd at 1 p.m. at his parent's house at 85 Rotary Road Ext, Chemung, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/21/2008

SAMA Betty VanDusen
Of Westfield, PA, She died peacefully in her sleep on July 23, 2008. She was born on May 15, 1919, the daughter of the late Ruth and Lee VanDusen of Cowanesque, PA. Betty devoted herself to her family. She was an avid gardener and loved to golf and bowl. She always enjoyed a good game of pinochle with her children. She was very involved with the Cub Scouts and youth bowling in the Westfield area. She was predeceased by her husband, Domenick O. Sama; and son, Howard C. Sama. She is survived by her daughter, Carol Sama of Westfield, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Judi Sama of York, ME, and Pete and Michelle Sama of Westfield, PA. She was the beloved grandmother of Tim (Rebecca) Sama of Rochester, NH, Rebecca (Nick) Owsley of Cambridge, MA, Nicholas Sama of Cambridge, MA, Mary Beth Sama of Phoenixville, PA, and Craig Sama of Phoenixville, PA; great-grandchildren, Katie and Anabelle Sama. She is also survived by brothers, William VanDusen of Cowanesque, PA, Howard (Joann) of Sunset Beach, NC; sister-in-law, Wilma Sama of Westfield, PA; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral and burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Potter County Hospice Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, 1001 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915, or the charity of one's choice. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 222 West Main Street, Westfield, PA 16950.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/24/2008

SHAW Kami Lynn
A much loved friend to many of Walnut St. Elmira died Friday, August 1, 2008 at the age of 26. Kami was born on April 22, 1982 in Elmira and was employed by McDonald's Restaurant and Anchor Glass. She loved music and was a well known Disc Jockey at Angels Ultimate Dance Club and Club Chill. She was predeceased by her loving mother, Debra Elliott and her grandmother, Marcia Elliott. Surviving is her father, Duane Shaw of Altman, NY; her grandmother, Delores Shaw of Bath, NY a grandfather, Edward Elliott of Horseheads; several aunts and uncles including, Dale (Cheryl) Elliott of Horseheads; and cousins along with her many close and cherished friends. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sunday, August 10, 2008 between the hours of 6-8 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the Chemung County SPCA or the American Cancer Society in Kami's memory.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/7/2008

SKIZIM Chester Vincent
Age 89, of Vero Beach, FL died Saturday, July 19, 2008, after an extended illness, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Skizim was born in Throop, Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Eleanore, moved to Elmira in 1958 where they raised their family and lived for almost 45 years before re-locating to Vero Beach in 2002. Prior to retirement, Mr. Skizim was an accomplished goldsmith, avid reader and gardener. He was a member of St. Patrick's and Our Lady of Lourdes Churches in Elmira. Mr. Skizim was also a veteran of WWII, serving in the US Marine Corps. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Eleanore of Vero Beach; two sons, Gregory (Loren) of Rochester, NY and Daniel (Martha) of Dallas, TX; grandchildren, Nicholas, Meg and Elena; three brothers, Walter of Vero Beach, FL, Anthony of Alexandria, VA and Lawrence of Shallotte, North Carolina; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Michael, John and Paul; and a sister, Josephine. A memorial service and Mass will be celebrated at a later date in Vero Beach at St. John of the Cross Catholic Church.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/27/2008

SKORESKI Dial E.  [SRGP 27904]
Age 59, of Haradon Road in Corning, NY died Tuesday, August 12, 2008. Dial was born in Blossburg, PA on April 17, 1949 to Joseph and Delores (Doane) Skoreski. {Error: Mother's surname is Dial]. He married Sheila Allen Skoreski in 1969 in Addison. He had been a construction worker for many years and was a member of the Labors Union Local. He will be remembered as a family man who was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting. He also enjoyed woodworking, and was a devoted fan of NASCAR. He is survived by his wife, Sheila; his mother, Delores Doane of Elmira; daughter, Kerry (Julian) Carswell of Colorado Springs, CO; sister, Gloria (Wilbur) Crumb of Pine City; brother, Kurt Skorczewski of Elmira; grandson, Dakota Glosser of Painted Post; granddaughter, Olivia Kelly Carswell of Colorado Springs, CO; several nieces, nephews; and cousins, including Joanne (Jack) Craft of Bradford. Dial was predeceased by his father, Joseph; a brother, Terry Skoreski; a daughter, Kelly Jo Skoreski; and a sister, Candy Skoreski. Calling hours will be held on Saturday, August 16th, from 1 - 3 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning, where funeral services will follow calling hours at 3:00 p.m. Burial will be in Presho Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, NY 14609-5896; or to Make A Wish Foundation, 17 Aviation Drive, Horseheads, NY 14845.

SLINGERLAND Charles "Bud" [SRGP 83023]
Age 60, of Mansfield, PA, died
on Saturday, August 2, 2008, at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. Bud was born on January 19, 1948 in Wellsboro, PA, a son of Warren and Alice (Cox) Slingerland. He had been employed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer and was a mechanic for Pepsi. Bud enjoyed John Deere and watching Jeff Gordon racing. He was a veteran of the US Air Force having served in Vietnam. Bud was a former president for the Mansfield Hose Co. and had been a paramedic. Bud is survived by his mother, Alice Slingerland of Mansfield, PA; three sons and daughters-in-law, Christopher and Amanda Slingerland of Mansfield, PA, Nathaniel and Kristi Slingerland of Mt. Morris, NY, Warren and Candy Slingerland of Sunbury, NC; a daughter, Victoria Slingerland of Buford, SC, currently serving in the US Marine Corps; stepdaughter, Barbie Morningstar of Mansfield, PA; eight grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Gary Burleigh of Mansfield, PA; a brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Denise Burleigh [should be Slingerland] of Columbia Cross Roads; a very special friend, Susan Brown of Tioga, PA; and the mother of his children, Carolyn Slingerland of Mansfield, PA. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, August 5, 2008, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will immediately follow the visitation at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with Dr. John Q. Kenzy officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701; or to the Mansfield Hose Co., Mansfield, PA 16933.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/3/2008 - 8/4/2008

99, of Ulysses, PA, died Thursday, August 14, 2008. Born October 17, 1908, in Hector Twp., she was the daughter of Andrew and Clara Stiles Snay. She was married to Howard Stevens, who predeceased her in 1969. Mrs. Stevens and her husband owned a dairy farm in Pike Twp. for many years. Surviving are: two sons, Roland (Charlene) Stevens of Ulysses and Ray (Joyce) Stevens of Galeton; a daughter, Audrey (Melvin) Lowrey of Gaines; three grandsons she raised, Edward (Bonnie) Stevens of Ulysses, James (Kathy) Lowe of Sabinsville, and Lowell (Paul) Taft of Pavo, GA; generations of many grandchildren; a brother, Milton Snay of Coudersport; a sister, Mary McPherson of Sunderlinville; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three daughters, Beverly Neefe, June Flynn, and Wilma Lowe; two sons, Lowell Stevens and Ivan Stevens; and five sisters, Mildred Hanes, Maude Terwilliger, Mayjol Monroe, Margie Tubbs, and Melva Tubbs. Friends may call Saturday, August 16th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, where Funeral Services will be held on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. David Brelo will officiate. Burial will be in Parker Hill Cemetery.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/15/2008

STILES Katrina Y.
22, of Harrison Valley, PA, died Saturday, August 9, 2008. She was born December 4, 1985, in Coudersport, PA. Surviving are: mother and step father, Quenna and Cory Stilson; father and step mother, Phillip and Betty Stiles; step father, Frank Robbins; two brothers, Phillip "PJ" Stiles, Jr. and Colby Robbins; a sister, Elisha Stiles; paternal grandparents, Henry and Sharon Stiles; step-grandmother, Mary Robbins; step grandparents, Jim and Eileen Stilson; step great-grandmother, Marian Stilson; step sister, Jennette Crowner; step brother, Troy Stilson; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by maternal grandparents, N. Marie Kibbe and Jacob Kibbe; and paternal grandmother, Ruth Trowbridge. Friends may call Monday, August 11th from 2–4 and 7–9 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the funeral home to help with expenses. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/10/2008

Of Erin, NY, Was born May 30, 1936 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Edward H. and Annabelle (Cole) Wheeler, went home to be with her Lord, peacefully on Saturday, July 26, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 72. Her beloved son, Kenneth VonNeida predeceased her. She is survived by her loving husband of 26 years, Duane E. Morgan of Erin, NY; daughters, Christlee (Michael) Ruggiero of Horseheads, NY, Kimberly VonNeida, also of Horseheads, NY; stepdaughters, Sharon Corter of Elmira, NY, Linda McCorter of Pine City, NY, Gayle (Walter) Foster of Elmira, NY, Tammy Jo Morgan, also of Elmira, NY; brother, Gary (Donna) Wheeler of Florida; along with 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Annalee had a great love for her Lord and was faithful to His word and to Bible Doctrine. She touched many people with her devotion to the Lord and His Doctrine. A Celebration of Annalee's life will be held on Tuesday, July 29, 2008; all friends and family are invited at the family home at 5:00 p.m. (279 Sandbank Road Erin, NY.) Memorial donations in the name of Annalee M. Morgan may be directed to the Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite # 105, Danvers, MA 01923. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/28/2008

WILCOX Hugh D. Sr. "Ted"
Age 87, of Painter Run Road, Gaines, PA, died August 11, 2008 at Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of M. Claudine Jones Wilcox who died January 27, 1998. Ted was born June 25, 1921 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of the late Lavern and Carrie VanOrder Wilcox. He was self-employed for over thirty years at Ted's Esso of Wellsboro, and then worked at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in maintenance, retiring after ten years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II. Ted was of the Baptist faith, a mason of Wellsboro Lodge #317 F. & A.M., and an avid fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed Penn State football, small motor repair and enjoyed working outdoors. Surviving are son, Hugh Donald (Judy) Wilcox, Jr., of Wellsboro; grandchildren, Chad (Tonya) Wilcox, Matt Wilcox and Megan Wilcox; close friend, Wilda Eberenz of Wellsboro. Ted was predeceased by a son, Michael L. Wilcox; granddaughter, Amy Hollenbeck Zinck; and four sisters. Family will receive friends on Thursday, August 14, 2008, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. A Memorial Service will follow at 8:00 p.m. with Deacon Henry E. Koch officiating. If desired, memorials may be made to the Lance Armstrong Foundation, National Mail Processing Center, P.O. Box 6003, Albert Lea, MN 56007-6603.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/13/2008

WOOD   Izeyah Tyler Wood.   On Monday, July 14, 2008, Izeyah Tyler Wood of Dushore, Pa., passed on after a one-month battle with prematurity at the Geisinger NICU in Danville, Pa.  Born June 15, 2008, at home in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pa., he was the son of Jeremy Wood and Danielle Walker. He brought joy and happiness into the many lives of his family members during his short time on earth.  Surviving are: his parents, Jeremy and Danielle, at home; a brother, Liam of Forksville; his paternal grandparents, Jeff and Ruth Vanderpool of Dushore; his maternal grandparents, Edith Mosier of Monroeton, John Walker of Rome and Paul Keeney of Monroeton; his paternal great-grandparents, Kenneth Higley Sr. and Jane Higley of New Albany; his maternal great-grandmother, Barbara Walker of Wyalusing RR 3; his paternal aunts and uncles, Scott and Janae Jennings of Sayre, Robert and Katherine Wood of Dushore, Jaimie and Aaren Wood of Virginia Beach, Ashley Vanderpool of State College and Amanda Vanderpool of Wysox; his maternal aunts and uncles, Ladean and Robert Vanderpool Sr. of Rome, Tashia Walker of Monroeton and Jessy Walker of Monroeton; many great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins; and his godmother, Karen Maxwell.  He was preceded in death by his great-grandfather Jesse C. Walker; his older brother Tyler D. Wood; and a close, dear, loving friend, Gruppy Marie.  A celebration of his life will be private at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. There are no calling hours.   Submitted by RKW.  Towanda Daily Review.

ZIMMER William John Sr.
Age 81, died Monday, August 11, 2008. He was predeceased by son, Frederick J. Zimmer in July 1993; brother, Ernest Zimmer; parents, William H. and Bertha M. Zimmer. Survived by former wife, Elaine Spence Zimmer of Houston, TX; children, Beadie (Dave) Locke of Horseheads, NY, William J. Zimmer Jr. of Houston, TX, Verna (Art) McDermott of Shepherd, TX, Bryan K. Zimmer of Beeville, TX.; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Florence Milunich of Elmira, NY; friend, Dayspring coordinator, Lucy Losey; special caregiver, Dorothy Corwin; and a host of family and friends. Arrangements by Kenneth E. Clark Funeral Services, Houston, TX. Those wishing may make donations in memory of Bill to Family Services of Chemung County, 1019 E. Water Street, Elmira, NY 14901 or Salvation Army-The Citadel, 32 Denison Pkwy., Corning, NY 14830.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/16/2008

? BLOHM, Christel
Age 88, of Watkins Glen, formerly of Buffalo, left the mortal bounds of this earth the morning of Tuesday, August 19, 2008. Her daughter, Helen, was there to bid her adieu and bon voyage. For forty years, Christel worked for the Pieper Travel Bureau in Buffalo, NY. She was a travel agent extraordinaire, being one of the top twenty-five agents in the United States. While creating unique travel adventures for individuals and groups such as the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, she traveled the world visiting far away places like the Galapagos Islands, Vietnam and China. On her second visit to China in 1981, she attended the opening of the Grand Canal to western tourists for the first time since the revolution in 1948. Her home is lovingly filled with artwork and mementos of her worldwide travels across five continents. Christel had a lifelong passion for politics and foreign affairs. A native of Germany, Christel became an American citizen in 1973 so that she could participate in our electoral process. Upon retiring to Watkins Glen, she immersed herself in the activities of the League of Women Voters of Schuyler County, serving on the Board for a number of years. An avid reader with an insatiable quest for knowledge, Christel supported or volunteered for many local organizations; Friends of the Watkins Glen Library, the Schuyler County Historical Society, ARC, and the Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary, to name a few. Per her wishes, memorial services will be private. Those wishing to remember Christel are encouraged to do so with a memorial gift to the Watkins Glen Public Library which will be matched by her family. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen, NY.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/23/2008

? CROWLEY, Viola E.  "Peg"
Age 68, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Sunday, August 3, 2008, at Manor Care North, Williamsport, PA. She was born on August 15, 1939 in Sayre, PA. Viola was employed as a nurse's aide in Sayre, PA. Viola is survived by two sons, John Crowley (Maxine Henderson) of Hollywood, FL, Patrick Crowley (Ann Marie Thomas) of Wellsboro, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Nathan Woodward of Hollywood, FL; three grandchildren, Travis and Donald Woodward, Stacey Crowley; and one great-grandson, Travis Woodward, Jr. In keeping with Viola's wishes, there will be no services. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/5/2008

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