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ANDERSON Robert "Bob" H.
On Tuesday, November 27, 2007, Robert "Bob" H. Anderson, 76, Waverly, NY, died peacefully at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA, following an extended illness. Friends and family may call the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA, on Friday from 5-7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will follow at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Sharon Lowery officiating. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/29/2007.
ARCESI - Mark Arcesi, 51, of Sayre, Pa., died on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008 at Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness. He was born on March 4, 1957 in Towanda, Pa., the son of Robert and Sylvia Foote Arcesi. Mark loved his ’69 Chevelle, for which he won several trophies, and fishing. He was the quarterback for the Towanda Black Knights football team and graduated from Towanda High School in 1975. He was employed at Osram Sylvania for 28 years and was a member of the Quarter Century Club. He was a member of the Ball-Skerpon V.F.W. Post in Sayre and the Bridge Street Rod and Gun Club. He was predeceased by: his father, Robert Arcesi; sisters Cathy Arcesi and Leslie Arcesi-Bodine; and grandparents Louis and Margaret Arcesi and Orval and Daisy Foote. Mark is survived by: his mother, Sylvia Arcesi of Sayre, Pa.; his children, Meggan Marsolick of Bethlehem, Pa. and Morgan Gainey of Florence, S.C.; grandchildren Logan and Gavin Marsolick of Bethlehem and Shane, Mason, and Blake Gainey of Florence; sisters Lori Havens of Athens, Pa. and Kim Mapes of Towanda, Pa.; fiancée Lori McLinko of Sayre, Pa.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008 from 4-7 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral aervices will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Arnie Johnson from the Hornbrook Harvest House Community Fellowship officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Mark’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 10 Park St., Towanda, PA 18848. RHW. Sayre Morning Times.
BABCOCK Richard George
75, born September 20, 1933 in Elmira, New York to Perry L. and Anna May Babcock, died November 4, 2008 after a long illness. He is survived by Carol J. Miller Babcock of Altamonte Springs, FL; children, Theresa Anne Babcock, Aaron (Christina) Babcock, Amy Lynn (John) Amrhein; grandchildren, Scott Allen and Kate Lauren Amrhein; sister, Marilyn Franklin of Rochester, New York. Richard was in the Air Force from 1953-1957 and moved his family to Altamonte Springs in 1968. He worked as an electronics specialist, testing and writing proposals for companies such as General Dynamics, FourDee, and Litton Laser Systems which allowed him to see the world while traveling on business. Richard enjoyed working with mathematics, writing poetry about his family, and had a love for books and music of all kinds. He was devoted to his special needs daughter, Terri. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, November 8, at 5:00 p.m. at Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home East Altamonte Chapel, 994 E. Altamonte Drive, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/7/2008
BARNDT E. Ralph
91, of Wellsboro, PA, died November 19, 2008. He was the husband of Jane Niles Barndt. Friends and family are invited to Ralph's Life Celebration on Friday, November 21, 2008 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/20/2008
BENNETT - Charles Richard Bennett, 70, of Willow Bend Rd., Union, W. Va., died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008 at his home. He was born May 27,1938 at Sayre, PA a son of Anna (Robinson) Crain of Rome, Pa. and the late Charles A. Bennett formerly of Windham Summit, Pa. In addition to his father, Richard was preceded in death by, a brother William Bennett; half-brother John Bennett; his step-father Clarence K. Crain; and step-mother Mary Gillette Bennett. Richard was a pipe fitter and plumber for Union 112. His work took him to different communities in the states of Pennsylvania, New York, Oklahoma, Virginia, New Hampshire and West Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Alma Bennett; two daughters, Debbie (Ted) Miller and family of Bloomsburg, Pa., Audrey (Michael) Johnson and family of Peterstown, W. Va.; his mother Anna E. Robinson Crain of Rome, Pa.; half-brothers C. Kenneth and Keith L. Crain of Rome, Pa., Floyd Bennett of Warren Center, Pa., Dale Bennett of Rome, Pa. and a half-sister Barbara Bennett of Scranton, Pa. Richard is also survived by eleven grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and seven step-children and their families. Richard has been a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses since the late 1960s. After his latest move to Union, Richard became a dedicated member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall of Narrows, Va., where his memorial service was held on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008. RHW. Sayre Morning Times.
BREWER - HOWE, Bette J. (Brewer)
Age 66, of Winding Way in Horseheads, died
peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Mon., Nov. 17, 2008. She was born Nov. 5, 1942 in Elmira, NY, the daughter to the late Norman and Ruth (Morgan) Brewer. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert L. Howe in 1985; and is survived by her sons and daughters, Sonya (Bryan) Lane of Bear, DE, Marcy (Paul) Carter of Zephyrhills, FL, Shawn (Heather Lloyd) Howe of Horseheads, NY, Melanie (Donald Husted) Edmister of Elmira, NY, Shane (Wendi) Howe of Beaver Dams, NY; grandchildren, Michael, Shawna, Cory, Robert, Jessica, Justin, Brandon, Kevin, Zachary, Rachael, Daniel, Andrew; Brandon and Austin Husted; great-grandchildren, Shaylynn and Rachael; sisters and brothers, Janet (Bucky) Youmans of Horseheads, NY, Bonnie (Matt) Schilling of Elmira, NY, Bob (Marcy) Brewer of Horseheads, NY, and Rodney (Marcia) Brewer also of Horseheads, NY. She was also predeceased by her brother, Johnny Brewer. She was a devoted homemaker, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. Bette was a volunteer of the American Cancer Society and Red Cross. She was also an accomplished seamstress having made several items for family and friends, too many to mention. Even through her own illness, she always enjoyed assisting those around her. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, NY on Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, from 2-4:00 and 6-7:00 p.m. where her service will immediately follow at 7:00 p.m., the Reverends Matthew Schilling and Bryon Hollenbeck will officiate. A special thanks to Linda and Debbie from Hospice; Stephanie, Ellen and Heather; especially our devoted family for all their countless hours caring for Bette and also to her son, Shawn for opening his home for us to care for Bette. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/19/2008
BROWN - Margaret M. Norton, age 72, of Mildred, Pa., died peacefully
at her home Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, with her loving family at her side.
Margaret was born Jan. 26, 1936, in Fox Township, Sullivan County, a daughter
of the late Ray Lloyd and Anna Leighton Brown of Shunk, Pa. She graduated from
the Loyalsock Area High School a member of the class of 1954. She married
Paul E. Norton Sr. of Shunk on March 12, 1955. Margaret retired
from the former Endicott Johnson Shoe Manufacturing Co. in Mildred, after many
years of service. Margaret was a member of Trinity Chapel, Shepherd
of the Hills Lutheran Church, Mildred. She enjoyed fishing; playing cards, especially
poker; and treasure hunting. She looked forward to having coffee with her
friends at Pam's restaurant in Dushore, Pa. Surviving are her spouse,
Paul, at home; daughters, Joanne Norton of Mildred, Della Norton of Muncy, Pa.,
and Jeanette Norton of Mildred; and brother, Clyde L. Brown of Horseheads, N.Y.
Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and several nieces
She was predeceased by sons Terry Norton and Paul E. Norton Jr. and a daughter, Ida Norton. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 17, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, with the Rev. Randele Lee Albers, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Millview Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 p.m. to the time of the service Monday. The family will provide the flowers and requests that contributions be made to the Mildred Ambulance Association, PO Box 74, Mildred, Pa. 18632. RHW. The Towanda Daily Review.
BROWN Shain E.
Age 41, of Elmira, NY, passed very unexpectedly in Hawkins Co., TN, while doing what he loved to do, driving truck. Shain is survived by his loving wife, Cindy Brown of Elmira; and his mother, Evelyn Brown of Breesport; daughter, Michelle and grandson of PA; and son, Joseph of Elmira; as well as several aunts, uncles, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive relatives and friends to a Memorial Service at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St., Horseheads, NY, on Saturday, May 12, 2007, at 1 p.m.
BUCHANAN - Beatrice E. Sullivan, 68, of Ulster, Pa., died on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, at home following an extended illness. She was born on June 22, 1940 in Lynn, Mass., the daughter of the late Herbert L. Ross and Gertrude Buchanan. She is predeceased by her brothers Laurence and Robert Ross and her sister Mildred Palleschi. Beatrice is survived by: her husband of 47 years at home, William E. Sullivan; her children, Lisa-Marie and Glen Kinsman of Sheshequin, Pa., William Sullivan Jr. of Sheshequin, Pa., Laurence and Michelle Sullivan of Endwell, N.Y., and Keri Sullivan of Sheshequin, Pa.; her grandchildren Stacia Sullivan of Sayre, Pa., step-grandchildren, Katie Kinsman of Binghamton, N.Y. and Ryan Kinsman of Sayre, Pa.; her brothers, Donald Ross of Lynnfield, Mass., David Ross of Lynnfield, Mass., Herbert Ross Jr. of Lynnfield, Mass.; and her sister, Margo Ross of N.H.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. There will be no calling hours or services at the family's requests. Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial donations may be made in Beatrice's memory to the American Cancer Society, 10 Park Place, Towanda, PA 18848 or Guthrie Hospice, RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848. RHW. The Towanda Daily Review.
CLEVELAND - HORNING, Evelyn Cleveland "Lynne"
Age 85, of Bath, NY, died at her home, with her family by her side, on Friday, October 24, 2008. Lynne was born March 23, 1923, a daughter of George and Dorothea Webb Cleveland. She is predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Robert Carlisle Horning; son, Robin Carlin Horning; daughter, Andrea Jean Horning Watts; great-granddaughter, Addison Juanita Horton; and brothers, Bruce and Richard Cleveland. Lynne is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert C., II and Ellen Hyde Horning; brothers and sister-in-law, George Cleveland of Erin, NY, Ernest and Bertha Cleveland of Monticello, UT; 7 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and acquaintances. Lynne was a 1940 graduate of Southside High School. She spent most of her life living in Elmira. When her husband retired they moved to Castile, NY, and then to Bath, NY. Lynne was a former member of Centenary United Methodist Church and the Harmony Chapter #657 of the Order of the Eastern Star. It was Lynne's wishes that there be no services. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/2/2008
COLE - CONNOR, Mary Rita Cole
died Nov. 2, 2008 in Ocala, Florida, formerly of Elmira, NY. She is survived by son, Stephen and Janice Cole; granddaughter, Lori and Chris VanGorden; great-grandchildren, Alissa and Andrew VanGorden, all of Erin, NY; brothers, Jim and Pat Drake of Myrtle Beach, SC, William Drake of Corning, NY and Richard Drake of Rochester, NY; good friend, Andrew Novicky of Ocala, Florida; and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by husband, Bill Connor, and first husband, Ernest (Red) Cole; sister, Betty Haner; brothers, John and Steve Baker and Leo Drake. Burial and cremation in Ocala, Florida. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/4/2008
COOK Duane R.
Of Pine City, NY, died at home on Monday evening, November 17, 2008, at the age of 55. Duane was born April 30, 1953 in Buffalo, NY, a son of the late Richard and Doris Williams Cook. He owned and operated D&D Contracting, was previously employed as a painter at the local painters union #178 District 4, and managed many Monroe Muffler and Brakes in the area. Duane was an avid NASCAR fan and worked as a Course Marshall at Watkins Glen International and Daytona International Speedway. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by all of his brothers and sisters. Survivors include his children, Darrell (Rene) Cook of Horseheads, NY, Gary (Jamee) Cook of Mansfield, PA, Ashley Cook (Dan) of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Megan, Haley, Blake, Kaitlin, Kaedyn, Xavier, Christina, Patrick, Lucas, and Abby; very special friend, Ruth Scofield; friend, Gail Sutherland; and his several NASCAR buddies. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Thursday, November 20, 2008, from 5-8 p.m. Mr. Cook's Funeral Service will be held immediately following with Rev. Dr. David Sullivan. Duane will be laid to rest in Semans Cemetery, Savona, NY on Friday, November 21, 2008, at 11 a.m. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/19/2008
COOK - Stacy S. Cook Weisbrod, 39, of Towanda, Pa., died Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, North Towanda Twp., Pa. Stacy was born Dec. 26, 1968 in Towanda, Pa., the daughter of Susan Elliott of Williamsport, Pa. and John and Jennie Cook of Rome, Pa. In addition to her parents she is survived by: her husband, Marty Weisbrod of Troy, Pa.; son, Todd Stroud of Towanda, Pa.; sister, Amy Cook of Williamsport, Pa.; brothers, Philip Cook of Elmira, N.Y., Kirk Cook of Towanda, Pa., Michael Cook of Rome, Pa.; a very special niece, MiKailyn Cook of Towanda, Pa.; maternal grandmother, Frances E. King of Athens, Pa.; maternal grandfather, LeRoy F. Elliott Sr. and his wife Emily of Ulster, Pa.; aunts and uncles, Shirley and Jeff Raisch of Williamsport, Pa., Lydia Rebecca and Bill Murphy of Towanda, Pa., Nancy and Ronald Irvine of Wysox, Pa., Bonnie and Lee Chilson of Liberty Corners, Pa., Richard and Mary Cook of Towanda, Pa., Patty and Joe Stout of Athens, Pa., Don and Barb Jennings of Canton, Pa., Marge and Gerald Dunbar of Troy, Pa., Mary Lou Anderson of Troy, Pa., Edith Franklin of Troy, Pa., William C. Swackhamer of Athens, Pa., Several cousins and dear friends. She was preceded in death by: her grandparents, Robert and Cidney Cook of Towanda, Don and Geraldine Jennings of Canton, and an uncle, Lynn O. Elliott of Towanda. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. 18848 in Stacy's memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting Stacy's family with arrangements. RHW. Towanda Daily Review.
COOPER James E.
Age 66, of Ithaca, died October 27, 2008 from complications of pneumonia. He was born July 3, 1942 in Watkins Glen, NY. He was predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Mary Gould Cooper; his sister, Helyn; and his brothers, Raymond, Sam, Roland and Gary Lee. He is survived by his sister, Shirley Cooper of Montour Falls; his nephew, Douglas (Cindy) Cooper; his niece, Carol (Chuck) Allen; his great-nephews, Kris Cooper, Jason Cooper, and Garrett Allen; several cousins; and his special friends, Marcy, Sarah and Ilene. Jim graduated from Watkins Glen High School. He trained as a laboratory technician at Robert Packer Hospital and Middletown Hospital, later working at Tompkins County Hospital and Cornell University. Jim was a sweet man who loved his family, his dear friends, and his community of friends in Alcoholics Anonymous. He was much loved and will be deeply missed. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 8, at 2:00 p.m. at Ithaca Community Recovery, 518 West State St., Ithaca, New York 14850. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ithaca Community Recovery. E.C. Wagner Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/30/2008
CROWL - VANZILE Mary
Age 75, of 1301 Lake St., Elmira, NY, died Friday, October 31 at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Bath, NY, she was the daughter of the late Francis and the late Anna (Morse) Crowl. Mary attended and graduated from schools in the Painted Post area. She married Richard VanZile in 1952 at Ft. Dix, New Jersey. Richard died in 1990. Mary enjoyed crocheting, sewing, quilt maker, made doll clothes, being with family. Worked for Corning for 30 plus years as a Quality Inspector. Mary is survived by four daughters, Patricia VanZile of Elmira, NY, Sandra (Samuel) Dailey of Monterey, NY, Phyllis VanZile of Elmira, NY, Kathy VanZile of Elmira, NY; and three sons, Richard (Marie) VanZile of Painted Post, NY, Steven (Debra) VanZile of Elmira, NY, Thomas VanZile of Horseheads, NY; 17 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Mary is also survived by her sisters, Phyllis Hevner and Christine Gartman; and two brothers, Benjamin Crowl and David Crowl. She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Richard; brother, Marshall Crowl; daughter, Jeanne Chapin; and great-grandson, Robert Bilby, Jr. Friends may call Monday November 3 from 11 until 1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. at Carpenters Funeral Home LLC., 14 E. Pulteney Street, Corning, NY. A funeral service will be held Monday immediately after calling hours. A graveside service will be held Tuesday at Hope Cemetery in Campbell, NY at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care East Corning Rd., Corning, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/2/2008
CURTIS - John E. "Jack" Curtis, 77, of Wyalusing RR 3,
Orwell Township, Pa., went home to be with the Lord early Monday morning, Nov.
10, 2008, from the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Township, Pa.,
following a long period of declining health. "Jack," as he was
known by his family and friends, was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on Jan. 16, 1931,
the son of the late John and Marie Curtis. He lived most of his life
around the Williamsport and Wilkes-Barre, Pa., areas and made his home for many
years in Center Moreland, Pa., where he owned and operated his upholstery
business. On Oct. 19, 1991, he married Gladys Coleman Eastabrook. Jack
and Gladys made their home in Orwell Township, Wyalusing RR 3, where Jack
continued his upholstery work from their home. Jack enjoyed the outdoors,
hunting, fishing and woodworking. He is survived by: his wife, Gladys, at
home; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and John Swainbank of Luzerne, Pa.; son
and Daughter-in-law, John and Shirley Curtis of Knoxville, Tenn.; four stepsons
and stepdaughters-in-law, Dell and Annie Eastabrook, David and Dorothy
Eastabrook, Donald and Donna Eastabrook, all of Wyalusing RR 3, and Douglas and
Sue Eastabrook of LeRaysville, Pa.; 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren;
brother and sister-in-law, Allen and Barbara Curtis of Dalton, Pa.; sister,
Faye Evans of Forty Fort, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his two favorite pets, Willie and Muffin. A
memorial service will be held at noon on Friday, Nov. 14, at the Maryott-Bowen
Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Jacob Robinson and the
Rev. Helen Learn officiating. Interment will be private.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Friday morning at the funeral home. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association, in care of James W. Seipler, RR 1, Box 280, Rome, Pa. 18837, in memory of John E. "Jack" Curtis. RHW. Towanda Daily Review.
GEIST Gregory A.
Age 52, of 365 Buck Bee Road, Lawrenceville, PA, died on Thursday, November 13, 2008, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was born June 16, 1956 in Allentown, PA, the son of Walter and Virginia Derr Geist. He was currently employed at St. Mary's Carbon Co., Galeton, PA, and he was formerly employed at Atlas Minerals and Chemicals, Mertztown, PA. Greg enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a veteran of the US Marine Corp. Gregory is survived by his wife, Eileen Phillips Geist; son, Benjamin Geist; daughter, Molly Geist; father, Walter Geist of Sinnamahoning, PA; sister, Shelly Danni of Allentown, PA; brothers, Jeff Geist of Sinnamahoning, PA, Scott Geist of Mertztown; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia; and brother, Phil. A Memorial Service will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA 16920. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/15/2008
GRIFFIN Ronald R. "Griff"
Age 67, of Cayuta, NY, died Monday evening, November 3, 2008, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Griff was born December 26, 1940 in Troy, PA, a son of the late Richard D. and Gladys Bastion Griffin. He owns and operates Griffin Excavating and worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator with the Veteran Highway Dept. Ron was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was predeceased by brother, LaVern Griffin; and sisters, Shirley Griffin and Carrie Tillotson. Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 40 years, Charlene Avery Griffin; children, Eric (Dawn) Griffin of Cayuta, NY, Paula (Michael) Grantier of Cayuta, NY, and Tyler Griffin of Sullivanville, NY; grandchildren, Ashley and Kendra Grantier, and Makayla and Jared Griffin; sisters, Arlene (Bill) Laffterty of Canton, PA, Jean Tillotson of Campbell, NY, and Dorothy "Elaine" (Robert) Wood of Towanda, PA; brother, Robert (Linda) Griffin of Canton, PA; beloved uncle, Daniel "Dean" Bastion; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY, on Friday, November 7, 2008, from 4-7 p.m. Griff's Funeral Service will be held at 7 p.m. with Pastor Mari Rockwell. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/6/2008
GROVER Linda Ann
54, of 2229 N. Triphammer Rd., Ithaca, died on Monday, November 17, 2008, at Cayuga Medical Center while under the care of Hospice. Born in Waverly, NY, and a 1972 graduate of Spencer-Van Etten High School, Linda was a daughter of Edna Elberston of Horseheads, NY, and the late Samuel Grover. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her twin sister, Lynn (Fred) Maki of Van Etten, NY; sister, Brenda Grover of Lockwood, NY; brother, Douglas (Brenda Barry) Grover of Lockwood, NY; as well as a large extended family at the Triphammer and Lincoln St. I.R.A. Anyone wishing to remember Linda in the form of a contribution may consider a charity of their choice. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, November 23, 2008, at 1 p.m. at Lansing Funeral Home, 32 Auburn Rd., Lansing, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/20/2008
HARGRAVE - WILDRICK, Juanita L. (Hargrave)
Age 99, of Newark Manor Nursing Home in Newark, NY, formerly of Elmira, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008. Juanita was predeceased by her husband of 75 years, George W. Wildrick, Sr., in 2004; and a son, Jerry, in 1962. She is survived by her son, George W. (Shirley) Wildrick, Jr.; daughter, Rose Marie (Robert) Drake; brother, Harold (Margaret) Hargrave; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She worked at Remington Rand and was a member of the Rebekah Lodge of Elmira. After retirement, George and Juanita wintered in Florida and summered at their cottage on Seneca Lake where their grandchildren spent many happy hours. Each Christmas Juanita made every grandchild a pair of mittens until their numbers increased and she then made each one a Christmas tree ornament which they treasure. Calling hours will be at the Newcomer Family Funeral Home, 2636 Ridgeway Ave., Rochester, NY, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008, from 5-7 p.m. with a service following. Burial will take place at the Addison Rural Cemetery, Addison, NY on Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, at 11 a.m. Published in the Star-Gazette from 11/15/2008 - 11/16/2008
HARTFORD Paul L. "Gator"
Age 58 of Elmira, NY. He was born April 26, 1950 in Sayre, PA to Reed W., Sr. and Janice (Parks) Hartford and died Thursday, November 13, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was predeceased by his brothers Michael, John and Ricky. Gator is survived by his wife, Alice (Pease) Leupelt Hartford; his parents; children, Paul James (Crystal) Townsend, Justin Paul, MacKensey Jo (Brandon MacEwan) and Chelsey Dawn Hartford, Heather Marie (Kevin Viehdeffer) and Jeremy Robert Leupelt, Amy Beth Johnston; grandchildren, Kersten, Serenity, Delainey, Ezynn and Taya; brothers, Charles W. (Lora) and Reed J. (Diane) Hartford; sister, Lila (Jeff K.) Hartford; mother-in-law, Anna Mae Pease of Elmira. Gator was formerly a truck driver. For the past 20 years, he owned and operated Gator's Road Service. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, November 17th from 3 to 4 p.m. His funeral and committal services will follow at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to his family. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. Published in the Star-Gazette from 11/15/2008 - 11/16/2008
HOODAK Kristen Marica
Died October 26, 2008, at her home in Denver, CO, of Ewing's Sarcoma. She was 39. Formerly of Elmira, a graduate of EFA and Elmira College, she is survived by parents, Martha (Cardinale) and Danny Hoodak; brother, Jason Hoodak; and maternal grandparents, Shirley (Grimes) and Maurice Cardinale. She is also survived by aunts and uncles, Mary Esther (Cardinale) Butler of Mesa, AZ, Christine (Cardinale) and Tim Forester of Campbell, NY, Theresa Cardinale and Herb Tobey of San Francisco, CA, John and Vicky (Hoodak) Cardinale of North Richland Hills, TX, Rosemarie (Cardinale) Elliott of Campbell, NY, Thomas and Carrie (Swan) Cardinale of Harrisburg, NC, Sandra (Hoodak) and Frank Durizch of Sayre, PA, Stephen Hoodak and Jolene Freitas of Corning, NY, Gail Hoodak-Chaffee of Elmira, NY, Kathy (Phillips) and Howard Meloch of Zimmmerman, MN, Tony and Amy Phillips of Mulberry, FL, Robin (Phillips) Mills of Mulberry, FL, Kim (Phillips) and Joseph Cumiskey of Ossining, NY, Wendy (Phillips) and Leo Shuster of Elmira, NY, and Mary Phillips of Elmira, NY. Numerous cousins and friends are scattered across the US. Family and friends are invited to join in a memorial service to celebrate Kristen's life on Saturday, November 29 at 11 a.m. in Hamilton Hall on the Elmira College Campus, corner of Washington and College Avenues, Elmira. A reception will follow. Dress can be casual and we would welcome a touch of Kristen's favorite color, purple or violet. Poems and readings as well as "Kristen stories" will be most welcome at the service. Those wishing to send flowers are asked instead to give blood, or donate to The Denver Hospice, 501 S. Cherry St., #700, Denver, CO 80246-1328; or The American Cancer Society. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/16/2008
JOHNSON - Sharon L. Coxhead, 65, of Blossburg, Pa., died on Monday, Nov. 10, 2008, at the Bradford County Manor. Family and friends are welcome to gather from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa. The memorial service to honor Sharon's life will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday night at the funeral home. Sharon was born on Feb. 10, 1943, in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Leon and Olive (Tunnicliff) Johnson. She was a homemaker, but moreover she was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her family includes her children, Jason Johnson of Lebanon, Pa., John (Shari) Coxhead of Troy, Pa., Fred (Ruth) Coxhead of Towanda, Pa., and Sherrie (Glenn) Westerfer of Millerton, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; sisters, Darlene Salada of Augusta, Ga. and Lois Taylor of Williamstown, Pa.; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Kathy Cadek; and all her friends at the Bradford County Manor. Her parents, and her brothers Leon Johnson, Jr. and Gerald Johnson preceded Sharon in death. The family has asked that to honor Sharon's memory, memorial contributions may be made to the Bradford County Manor Activity Fund, RR 3 Box 322, Troy, PA 16947. RHW. Towanda Daily Review.
JOHNSON - Daisy M. Foote, 93, formerly of Litchfield and Athens died on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008 at ElderWood at Tioga. She was born on May 29, 1915 in Springville, Pa. the daughter of the late Edward Ward and Tressie Johnson. She enjoyed needle crafts and reading. Daisy was a volunteer at the Robert Packer Hospital. She is predeceased by her husband Orval Foote on April 16, 1992; son Donald Footel granddaughters Cathy Arcesi and Leslie Arcesi Bodine. Daisy is survived by her children Evelyn Pettibone of Candor, N.Y, Sylvia Arcesi of S. Waverly, Pa., Dawn Myers of Starr, S.C. and Orval Foote, Jr. of Nichols, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren Rodney Vaow, Jeffrey Pettibone, Mark Arcesi, Lori Havens, Kim Mapes, Donald Foote, Jr., Timothy Foote, Michael Foote, Sandra Barton, Todd Forrester, Tina Foote, William Foote and Melanie Foote; 26 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends and family may call on Monday, Oct. 27, 2008 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Jay. E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral Services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Phil Jordan from Candor officiating. Burial will be in Lynn Cemetery in Lynn, Pa. The family will provide their own flowers. Memorial donations may be made in Daisy’s memory to The American Cancer Society, 10 Park Street, Towanda, PA 18848. RHW. Sayre Morning Times.
JURUSIK Eugene Edward ("Gene")
The eldest son of the late Mary S. and Peter F. Jurusik of Elmira Heights, died on All Saints Day, November 1, 2008, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira surrounded by his immediate family. He was the husband of Jean Keenan Jurusik, and the father of David Eugene Jurusik, Mary Kathryn Jurusik Yates, Peter Edward Jurusik, and Dean Matthew Jurusik. His adored grandchildren include Molly, Kristen, David, Thomas, Kelly, Anna, Zoe, Christina, Steffanie, Nathan and Joshua Jurusik, and Ted and Katie Yates. He also is survived by his sisters Josephine Colville and Marjorie Bates, his brothers John and Paul Jurusik, his many cherished nephews and nieces, and his children's loving spouses, Cheryl, Tim, Hedi and Wendy. Gene was a graduate of Edison High School, where he learned to be a formidable competitor. He excelled in football, basketball and baseball, then played in the semi-pro Blackhawk basketball league, and was inducted into the Elmira Heights Hall of Fame, the Metro Elmira Hall of Fame and the Section 4 Hall of Fame. In 1986 he was honored "as one of the finest talents in sports in the 150 year history of Chemung County." He served in the United States Navy, and in 1952, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from St. Lawrence University, where as a student he played on the football team and worked on the crew that built the St. Lawrence University hockey arena. He returned to Elmira and worked in the engineering department of the American Bridge Works and served an apprenticeship with a local private contractor before starting the construction company that bore his name. During his company's fifty-plus years, Gene devoted his talents and resources to urban renewal projects, churches, community parks and ball fields, as well as to private home and commercial construction. He was a member of the American Legion and was a past president of the Elmira Heights Rotary Club, where his proudest achievement was starting and helping build Camp Star for handicapped children. A generous supporter of Notre Dame University's lacrosse program during its infancy, he also was a regular sponsor of youth athletic teams, and always donated time and clothing and equipment to Elmira Heights athletic and community programs. Gene loved America, he loved nature, but more than anything, he loved Elmira Heights. In recognition of his "many years of service and support to the Elmira Heights community," the Policemen's Benevolent Association named him Citizen of the Year in 2005. He was so proud of the band shell and the pavilion and the other improvements he made to Oakridge Park, and he loved to see people enjoying the park. He celebrated the successes of every native or resident of the Heights and thought the Heights was the most beautiful place on earth. Gene's work was his passion, and he loved to share it with others. He employed scores of young men who loved and respected him. He gave every one of them a chance and cared for them and about them, and many of them were helped to great success by the skills and life lessons they learned from working with him. He was happiest when he was applying his gifted mind and his extraordinary creative energy to solving problems that he encountered in his work and in his daily life. He delighted in the inspiration and the satisfaction of overcoming any kind of challenge. He also basked in the educational successes and career accomplishments of his wife and his children and his grandchildren, and he often marveled that one family could be so blessed. In his later years, he sometimes expressed his joy for life in poetry and musings he wrote between innings of his grandson Nate's baseball games. The most decent and honorable of businessmen, Gene bound many business contracts by handshake. He valued education, thoughtfulness and consideration, quality and excellence. He loved to play practical jokes, and his humor and wit endeared him to business and personal acquaintances alike. Gene believed that a positive attitude was everything. He believed in fair play and honest hard work, and always championed the cause of those less fortunate. Since he never believed that anyone was as gifted by fortune as he was, he never stood in judgment of others and always tried to understand where they stood. Abundant evidence of his lifetime of work survives in his family, his former employees, and his charitable beneficiaries, and stands in buildings throughout his beloved Elmira Heights and its neighboring communities. A Mass in Celebration of Eugene Jurusik's life will be held at 10:00am on Saturday November 8, 2008 at St. Charles Borromeo Church at 130 Oakwood Avenue in Elmira Heights. In lieu of flowers, his family asks you to remember him by making a donation to your favorite charity. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/4/2008
KEIR - Rose Hill, N.C. - Walter Blair “Bing” Keir, 86, of 242 Comwallis Road, died Oct. 24, 2008, in Rosemary Rest Home, Rose Hill, N.C. Mr. Keir was bom in Sheshequin Township, Bradford County, Pa., the son of George and Libby Moriey Keir. He graduated from Ulster High School in 1940. He enlisted in the U.S. Army, and was a Sergeant in the Field Artillary during World War II, serving several years overseas. He was married to Nellie Grey Hunt Keir, deceased, of Teachey, N.C. They operated the family farm in Bradford County for a few years and then moved to the Hunt homestead in North Carolina. Mr. Keir was a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for many years. Mr. Keir is survived by four children, Larry Keir of Teachey, N.C., Mrs. Patty Keir High and husband Bill of Fayetteville, N.C., Danny Keir and wife Ann of Wilmington, N.C. and Ms. Frances Keir of Topsail Beach and Raleigh, N.C.; a sister, Mrs. Esther Stuart of Rose Hill, N.C., and a brother Ted Keir, of Athens, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. He was also predeceased by four sisters, Beatrice, Bessie, Mary and Marjorie and two brothers, George and Delbert. Funeral services were held on Oct. 27, 2008 in Padgett Funeral Home chapel in Wallace, N.C., with burial in Rockfish Memorial Cemetery in Wallace. RHW. Sayre Morning Times.
KRAFCIK - Miss Julia Krafcik died October 9, 2008 at Robert Packer Hospital after a time of declining health. She was a lifelong resident of Cadis, Pa. lia was born December 15, 1928, the daughter of Stephen Krafcik, Sr. and Antonia (Strbik) Krafcik. She made her home with her brother, Stephen Krafcik, Jr., who survives her. According to Julia's wishes, there will be no service. RHW. Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghaton, NY.
LARREA Daniel F.
Age 55 of Elmira NY, died very unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Dan was a son of the late Federico and Nancy Pettibone Larrea. He is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Lee Gernert-Larrea and their son Justin G. Larrea. He is also survived by sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Rick Noble of Bradenton FL, Susan and Doug Miller of Fort Monroe VA, Deborah and Tom Kelly of Rockledge, FL; brothers, Ronald Larrea of Alexander, NC and John Larrea of San Diego CA; mother-in-law, Lucille Gernert of Troy PA; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Dan had been employed as a sales representative for Downes and Reader, a wholesale lumber supply company. Dan will be remembered by all who knew and loved him for his exuberance in life, his love of his son and family, his love of motorcycles and food. He will be missed by everyone whose life he touched. The family are members of the First Baptist Church of Troy PA. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, Elmira, on Monday, November 3, 2008 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. A memorial service, led by his pastor Rev. Garry Zuber and family friend Father William Lutz will follow at 6:15 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Justin G. Larrea Education Fund, c/o Father William Lutz, 1465 West Water St., Elmira NY 14905.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/1/2008
MALONEY William R. Sr.
Spencerport, New York
Thursday, November 1, 2007, at age 82. He was born in Elmira, August 14, 1925, and lived there for many years before moving his family to the Rochester area in 1956. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Yolanda M. (Della Rocco) Maloney; his sons, William Jr. (Virginia), Thomas (Maureen) of AZ, James (Alice), John (Diane) and Patrick (Mary); 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He retired as Chief Transporation Officer with the US D.O.D., proud former owner/operator, along with his wife, Yolanda, of Town Pump General Store, and was a member of Harvey C. Noone American Legion Post #954. Friends may call Monday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Walker Brothers Co. Funeral Home, Inc., 15 West Avenue, Spencerport. Funeral Mass, Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at St. John's Church, Spencerport. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Contributions may be made to St. John's Church, 60 Martha Street, Spencerport, NY 14559 in his memory. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/4/2007.
McGRATH Eliza De Pui
The Agitator, Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, May 18, 1892
The Late Mrs. DePui - Sketch of the Life of a former resident of Tioga
McGrath - The death of Mrs. Eliza DePui, which took place on Sunday morning, May 8th, 1892, in Omaha, Neb., will fill with sorrow the hearts of a large circle of friends, both here and in the West where her last days were ended at the of eighty-two years, after a long and lingering illness of several months at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. M.C. Nichols. Mrs. DePui was born in 1810 at York, PA. She received the best educational and social advantages the country afforded at that day. Her father, Thomas H. McGrath, was a man of high social position and entertained many distinguished men at his hospitable home, his accomplished family having the benefit of much cultured society. Mrs. DePui always retained a lively impression of the personality of the different personages connected with her father’s memory, and loved to recall the prestige of her younger days in the home life. She was married to Major Vine DePui at her father’s house in York in December, 1837. They made the wedding journey by packet boat and stage coach from York to Tioga in five days - a distance of 250 miles. In the following spring they went to housekeeping at the old homestead on the DePui farm two miles below town, a picturesque and quaint house built and occupied by the parents of Vine, who was the first-born of eight children in that then new home. The house was thirty-two years old when Mrs. DePui entered as a bride her future home. Seven children - six sons and one daughter were born to her, all of whom located in different parts of the West. Two of the sons have died - George, a lawyer of promising ability, in Newville, Ill., and James in Sedalia, from an injury on the cars. Mrs. DePui was a wonderfully bright and attractive woman, and singularly adaptive in her nature. Having been reared on the borders of slavery, where servants were plenty and cheap, it was a great change for her when she came up into this northern part of the State and found the ways and methods of domestic management so different; “help” scarce, the mothers and daughters “doing their own work” mostly, with perhaps one servant for the heavier part; yet she cheerfully threw her spirit into the “intricacies” of the situation, and with a winning grace and pleasantry she passed through an experience of several months, made bearable by her deep devotion to her husband, whose kind consideration and sympathetic endeavors to modify the quality of her cares. Her second son, George, was born at her home in York, and when she came back to Tioga she brought two colored servants with her, who remained until her children were nearly grown. The family moved from the farm to town in 1852, so as to be nearer the schools, and went back in 1860, where they remained until the death of Major DePui, which took place in 1869. Four years later Mrs. DePui went West to live with her daughter, Mrs. Nichols, whose devotion to her mother all these years was something beautiful to witness. It is a singular fact that Major Vine DePui’s death was the only one that occurred in that old house during its occupancy for 64 years by the DePui family.
The Omaha Evening --, of he 10th instant gives the following interesting
sketch of Mrs. DePui’s life:
Born in 1810, when the century was young, Eliza McGrath DePui was a fine example of the grande dame. Educated at the best seminaries of those days, she was a favorite in the circles of society of her native place, York, PA. During her unmarried life she presided with dignity over her father’s establishment, who, until his death, was the Postmaster of that pretty town which is almost touched by the waters of the Susquehanna, and one of the best known men in central Pennsylvania. It was her good fortune to entertain upon a number of occasions General Lafayette, when he was a guest of her father’s, and one of the pleasantest episodes in her life was in connection with a visit paid to her home by the General Simon Cameron. Jeremiah S. Black lived but a short distance from her home in York, and many interesting things could she recall of Pennsylvania’s favorite son, incidents that would have made delightful reading could they have been collected in more enduring form than the memory of a single mind. He whole life was one of active, energetic work, and until age came on she was interested in all that tended to make life nobler and better. It might be said of her as it was beautifully said of a famous English writer: “ The great ocean of her life, that had gathered its wealth from the myriad springs, flowed to the heights - such the complete circle - and in its spacious fullness was divinely stilled.”
MYERS Hazel E.
Age 94, formerly of Elmira, died Saturday, November 1, 2008, at Elcor Health Services. Hazel was born June 5, 1914, a daughter of Harry and Minnie Huff Myers. She is predeceased by her beloved sister, Gladys E. Kromer. Hazel is survived by her nephew, Daniel M. Kromer of Elmira and Detroit, MI; loving cousins, Elizabeth Fitzgerald and Louise White, both of Elmira; along with several other cousins. Hazel was a secretary for the City of Elmira, retiring after many years of service. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/2/2008
NIEMEYER Kenneth Charles
After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Kenneth Niemeyer went to be with God on November 10, 2008. He was born February 9, 1936 in the city of St. Louis. He was the son of the late Charles Herman and Elizabeth Ann Niemeyer. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Shirley Marie Niemeyer; daughters, Karin Marie Niemeyer and Angela Kay Niemeyer (Louis Joeseph Falletta); his son and wife, Robert Dean and Lisa Jane Niemeyer; and his grandson, Robert Dean Niemeyer Jr. Ken was preceded in death by his son, Charles Thomas Niemeyer. Ken was a dear brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend to many. He served in the Army National Guard of Missouri, was a volunteer firefighter for 20 years and had a generous, giving spirit. His main occupation was as a computer systems analyst, although he did many things. His passions were fishing, relaxing with family and friends, bicycling, and being on the go. He was a man who never passed judgment and loved unconditionally. The Serenity Prayer was his words to live by. He will be dearly missed by all. Kenneth donated his body to MedCure to further the science of medicine and to help others. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Ken to The American Cancer Society. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/14/2008
PRICE - POMICHALEK, Maryanna Price Munsell
Age 82, of Newark, DE, died on Wednesday, November 12, 2008. Born in Elmira, NY on August 6, 1926, daughter of the late Louis Price and Mary Palizay Price, Mrs. Pomichalek was a graduate of the Elmira Free Academy. She was employed with New York State Telephone until 1974 when she became a full-time homemaker. While living in Elmira, Mrs. Pomichalek was an active member and past president of the Polish White Eagles. In Delaware, she was a parishioner of Holy Angels R.C. Church and a member and past secretary of the Newark Symphony Society. She was a longtime member of the Newark Country Club, where she greatly enjoyed playing golf. She also looked forward to taking golf trips with her many friends. In her leisure hours, Mrs. Pomichalek enjoyed reading, crocheting, and dining out. Her beloved husband, William Vaclav ("Pommie" "Luther") Pomichalek, died in 2005. She was also preceded in death by her stepson, Mark W. Pomichalek; and brother, Joseph A.J. Price. She is survived by stepdaughters, Gail Gerace and husband Joseph, and Linda Bish and husband Douglas; four grandchildren, Justin Bish, Erica Pomichalek, Trista Jianniney, and Lauren Bish; two great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Maryhelen Price of Brockton, MA; nieces, Jody Price and Krista Pratt, both of Brockton, MA; devoted friends, Helen and Paul Vance; and her beloved cat companion, Balou. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 19, 2008, at Holy Angels R.C. Church, 82 Possum Park Road, Newark, DE, where visitation will begin at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Fire Company, P.O. Box 148, Newark, DE 19715; or to American Lung Association, 1021 Gilpin Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19806. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/16/2008
PUTERBAUGH - BAILEY, Edna "Betty" E. Ball
Age 91, of Wellsboro, PA, died Monday, November 17, 2008, in the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. Betty was born July 7, 1917 in Moria, PA, a daughter of William and Bertha (Hill) Puterbaugh. She was the wife of the late Jack Bailey who died in 1994. Betty had been employed by Ingersoll Rand and Remington Rand. She was a former member of Eastern Star Loyal in Elmira, NY. Betty is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Anita and Robert Malson of Wharton, NJ; three grandchildren, Robert Malson, William Malson and Barbara Jean Young; many great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, Samuel Puterbaugh; and a sister, Rosemary Puterbaugh. In keeping with Betty's wishes, there will be no services. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/19/2008
SAMSON Francis P.
Age 66, of Elmira, NY, died unexpectedly on Saturday, November 1, 2008. Francis is survived by his wife, Mary Margaret; children, Lynda (Paul) Deisenberg, Deborah Morris, Teresa Owlett, Adrienne (Patrick) Joe; grandchildren, Jessica, Lauren, Bryan Diesenberg, Amanda Morris, Katlyn, Ashley Eirhart, Tyler Owlett and Patrick, Sean, Cassidy Joe; sisters, Mary Evelyn Caprin, Jo Anne Dirk, Margaret Foracker (Al), Honore (Bill) Lyons, Michelle Parrish (John), Deborah Rupurt (Don); brothers, Ronnie (Betty) Samson, Tommy (Joy) Samson, Brian (Elka) Samson; and many cherished nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by his mother, Evelyn; father, Roland Samson; and his beloved brother and sister-in-law, John and Sharon Samson. His grandchildren were the joy of his life; he loved his family with the same passion as he loved his work. Fran enjoyed spending time with his many close friends and restoring classic cars. Fran was a very talented mechanic retired from Chemung County Highway Department as their truck maintenance manager. You are welcomed to join us on Saturday, November 8th, 2008, at St Patrick's Church, 10:00 a.m., Mass of Christian Burial. In honoring his memory, memorials may be directed to the Falck Cancer Center at Arnot Ogden Medical Center (envelopes available at Church). Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette from 11/4/2008 - 11/6/2008
Age 86, of Elmira, died on Thursday, November 22, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in Newark Valley, NY, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Carrie (Hoover) Sanford. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, George Sanford. Faith is survived by numerous cousins and friends. She retired from Eclipse after many years of employment. Faith was an active member of the Elmira Kennel Club, an associate with A Wine Country Dog Chow, and a member of the Southern Tier Aids Program. A memorial service honoring Faith's life will be held on Friday, November 30, at 11:00 a.m. at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. with Lay Pastor John Knapp officiating. Interment is to follow at 1:00 p.m. at the West Newark Valley Cemetery, Newark Valley, NY.
SCHAAR - LAMPMAN, Dorothy Jane
86, formerly of Ulysses, PA, died Tuesday, November 18, 2008. Born November 16, 1922, in Germania, PA, she was the daughter of Hugo and Pearl Scofield Schaar. She was married to Jay B. Lampman, who predeceased her in 1999. She was employed at Galeton Production and area restaurants. Surviving are ten grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Catherine "Cappie" Werth of Lockport, NY. She was predeceased by two sons, Larry Beck and George Beck; a daughter, Gloria Rouse; a sister, Sarah Dussinger; and a brother, Carroll Schaar. Friends may call Thursday, November 20th from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, where Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m. Memorials may be made to the SPCA. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/20/2008
SEARFOSS - Eleanor “Vivian” Cooper, 83, of Sayre, died at Sayre House on Monday, September 15, 2008. She was born on June 2, 1925 in Franklindale, Pa., the daughter of the late Viola Fairbanks Searfoss. She was raised by her grandparents in Athens, the late Orlando Grey and Nellie Fairbanks. Vivian graduated from Athens High School in 1943. She was a member of the Sayre United Methodist Church, the Athens Township Volunteer Fire Company Women’s Auxiliary, and the Athens Township Volunteer Fire Company. She was employed by the Robert Packer Hospital in the print shop. After her retirement Vivian enjoyed spending time with all of her grandchildren, who were the lights of her life. She also enjoyed working bingo on Tuesday nights at the fire hall. She was predeceased by her grandparents, Orlando and Nellie Fairbanks, and her mother and stepfather, Viola and Paul Searfoss. Vivian is survived by: her children, Barbara Crawford of Sayre, Jim and Mary Cooper of Woodbridge, Va., and Susan and Don Hemp of Poolesville, Md.; her beloved grandchildren, Aimee, Daniel and Michael Crawford of Sayre, Heather Crawford and her fiancé, Ryan Skovira, of Waverly, Randy and Alison Cooper of Woodbridge, Tom, Becky and Sam Cooper of Woodbridge, and Kristin, Megan and Shannon Hemp of Poolesville; her sisters, Joy Thompson of New Bern, N.C., and Betty Cusack of Dover, Del.; and several nieces and nephews. At Vivian’s request there will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at the Athens Township Fire Company on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at 5 p.m. with Chaplain Linda Rogers officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Vivian’s memory to Lynch-Bustin Elementary School library, 253 Pennsylvania Ave., Athens, PA 18810, or the Athens Township Volunteer Fire Company, 211 Herrick Ave., Sayre, PA 18840. RHW Sayre Morning Times.
SEYMOUR William A.
Age 45, of Elmira, died on Oct. 30, 2007. He was born in Elmira on Sept. 11, 1962, to the late Henry and Anna Marie Seymour. His surviving family includes his loving partner and soul mate, Mary K. Brown of Elmira; and half sister, Carol Peters of Watkins Glen, NY; as well as other extended family and friends. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Tuesday, Nov. 6th, from 3-4:00 p.m., where his service will take place at 4:00 p.m. with his Pastor, the Rev. Lynell Aljoe-Thurman, officiating. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/4/2007.
SMITH - LIBBY, Jessie Smith
Age 99, of Fishkill, NY, formerly of St. James, NY, died on November 13, 2008 at Wingate At Dutchess, Fishkill, NY. Jessie was born August 15, 1909 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Frederick D. and Mary Simmons Smith and was the widow of George H. Libby, who predeceased her in 1979. Jessie was a retired Office Manager for Simmons-Beal, Inc., Commercial Photography, New York, NY and was a former President of Residents Council at St. Johnland Nursing Home, Long Island, NY. Survivors include a son, Harrison S. Libby and his wife, Cindy of Beacon, NY; a granddaughter, Susan and her husband, Charlie Van Ness of Erin, NY; three great-grandchildren, Amy, Mallory and Elizabeth (Libby) Van Ness; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Frederick Smith; a grandson, Thomas Libby; and a great-grandson, Sean Libby Van Ness. Visitation will be held Sunday, November 16, from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Libby Funeral Home, Inc., 55 Teller Ave., Beacon, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, November 17, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 850 Wolcott Ave., Beacon, NY. Rev. Dr. Edwin Cromey and Rev. Robert Libby officiating. Inurnment will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to "Seans Ultimate Goal" c/o Van Ness Family Fund, PO Box 44, Spencer, NY 14883. Arrangements are under the direction of Libby Funeral Home, Inc., 55 Teller Ave., Beacon, New York. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/15/2008
SOZZI - Anne Elizabeth (Sozzi) Seidel, age 69, of Mansfield, PA, died on Friday, November 7, 2008 in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She was born in Cooperstown, NY, on May 3, 1939 the daughter of the late John and Emma (Willsey) Sozzi. She graduated with a BS in Biology and a specialization in Medical Technology from Lycoming College in 1961. Later she received her nursing degree from St. Josephs Hospital in 1983. She worked as a critical care nurse in the intensive care unit at Corning Community Hospital, Corning, NY and more recently as a nurse for Laurel Health Home Healthcare of Wellsboro, PA. Anne is survived by her children, Gregory Scott (Karen) Seidel, of Montoursville, PA, Pamela Kirsten Knapp of Trout Run, PA, Geoffery J. S. Seidel (Kelly) of Gulf Port Shores, MS, former husband, Dr. Charles F. Seidel of Cogan Station, PA, the following grandchildren: Kirsten Anne Aldrich of Trout Run, Zachary Seidel and Jeffrey Pautz, Montoursville, PA, her many close friends that she considered part of her family and her feline companions, Lacey and Winkie. She is predeceased by her sister and brother-in-law, Nicky and Peter Gardiner. Anne in her younger years enjoyed spending time on Lake Otsego at Cooperstown, NY with her father. She enjoyed many outdoor activities, such as skiing, golf, gardening, camping, spending time at the ocean, exploring unusual places, shopping, reading, collecting toys and most of all, spending time with her family. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and Thursday, November 13, 2008 from 11:00 AM to 12 Noon at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will be held immediately following calling hours on Thursday at Noon at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Robert Strozyk officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Annes name to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, PO Box 78960, Phoenix, AZ 85062-8960 or the Lycoming Animal Protection Society, 195 Phillips Park Dr., South Williamsport, PA 17702.
SWARTZ Paul Henry Sr.
Age 68, of Gaines, PA, died on Saturday, November 3, 2007. He was born on October 31, 1939 in McAlisterville, PA. Paul was a manager for the State Hospital in Harrisburg, PA for 44 years. He was married for 50 years to Christine E. (Bell) Swartz. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2007, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA at 12:00 p.m. with the Rev. Kermit Shrawder officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Lung Assoc., 3001 Old Gettysburg Rd., Camp Hill, PA 17011. The family wants to thank all of you that took part in making his dreams come true. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/6/2007.
TYRA - CUNNINGHAM, Anna M.
Age 96, died at Van Duyn Home & Hospital in Syracuse, NY, on October 31, 2008. Anna was born January 31, 1912, in McKeesport, PA, the third of ten children. Her family moved to Elmira, NY, when she was a teenager. There she married William L. Cunningham, who predeceased her in 1994. They had three children, Joyce LaFond of Denton, TX, Robert, predeceased in 2005, and Jean Sherwood (Glenn) of Fairmount, NY. She is survived by three sisters, Tille Scheuchuk, Binghamton, NY, Martha Husick, Sayre, PA, and Elva Tingstad, Tacoma, WA; and one brother, Peter Tyra, Virginia; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral and Committal Service on Tuesday, November 4, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Southport/Elmira, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette from 11/1/2008 - 11/2/2008
WALES - HARVEY, Judith I.
Age 64, of Lancaster, died
on Wednesday morning, October 29, 2008, surrounded by her family, after an extended illness. A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Judith was the wife of Duane H. "Hank" Harvey. They celebrated 45 years of marriage on May 25th. Born in Elmira, NY, Judith was the daughter of Maxwell H. Wales of Jackson Summit, PA, and the late H. Marie (Lounsbery) Wales. Judith was a graduate of Williamson High School of Tioga Junction, PA. A homemaker, Judith was the owner of Pastabilities, making homemade sauces and pasta, in Decatur, AL. During the 1980's, Judith was a Welcome Wagon Hostess, The Coterie volunteer and assisted with their cook books, and Gourmet Club member. Judith loved entertaining family and friends at her home. She enjoyed golf, painting (oil and watercolor), traveling the world, and collecting dishes and glasses on her travels. She was a member of Highland Presbyterian Church. In addition to her husband and father; Judith is survived by her daughters, Kellie M. Shepherd, wife of Elliot, of Lancaster, and Holly I. Ruof, wife of K. Randy, of Lampeter; granddaughter, Madalyn M. Ruof; brothers, John M. Wales, husband of Susan, and Jim M. Wales, husband of Balinda, of Jackson Summit, PA; and sisters, Jayne M. Huber, wife of Rick, of Elmira, NY, and Joyce M. Tanner, wife of Sonny, of Jackson Summit, PA; six nephews, four nieces; and her best friend for over 60 years, Marlene, wife of Tom Baiz. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, November 3, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Chapel, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543 with Rev. Ted G. Mingle officiating. The family will be receiving guests from 1 until 2 p.m. Flowers will be received, or memorial contributions may be made to Highland Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 1801 Oregon Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/30/2008
WATSON –DELILAH ELLEN WATSON CAMPBELL, formerly a long-time resident of Seneca, Pa., died peacefully Jan. 31, 2008, at The Highlands Care Home in Laporte, Pa. She was born in Shamburg, Pa., on Sept. 8, 1923, a daughter of the late Lewis Manley and Anna Laura (Christie) Watson. Ellen was a 1941 graduate of Oil City Senior High School, Oil City, Pa., and a 1945 graduate of Oil City Hospital's School of Nursing. Mrs. Campbell was employed as a registered nurse at Titusville, Oil City and Franklin hospitals and The Polk Center in Polk, Pa. from 1976 to 1990. Ellen was a member of the Seneca United Methodist Church. On Sept. 6, 1947, she married Frank Waldo Campbell and they were blessed with two children. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law; Cheryl and John Ritts of Granville Summit, Pa.; a daughter-in-law, Connie Campbell of Polk; six grandchildren, Kurt (Chrissy) Ritts of Towanda, Pa., Colleen Ritts of Canton, Pa., Julie Ritts (Jack Wheeler) of Towanda, Justin Campbell of Franklin, Pa., and Jeffrey Phillips (Tera Baker) and Robert A. Phillips, all of Polk, Pa.; three great-granddaughters, Ariana Phillips of Polk, and Kalie and Cortney Ritts, both of Towanda; a sister, Shirley A. DeSanto of Hawthorne, N.J.; a sister-in-law, Betty Campbell of Franklin; and several nieces and nephews. Ellen is also survived by her extended "family" at Twin Oaks Personal Care Home in Granville Summit. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Campbell, on March 3, 1999; a son, Robert J. Campbell on Jan. 12, 2006; and a sister, Laura Jean Zemanski. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday Feb. 3, at Pepper Funeral Home, in Canton. The committal service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in Rockland Cemetery, Rockland, Pa. with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating. In Ellen's final days, the loving care she received from her friends at the Highlands Nursing Home was truly exceptional and greatly appreciated. Prior to the Highlands, Ellen resided at Twin Oaks Personal Care Home, where she described living as "Being the next best place to Heaven." Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Highlands Care Center, P.O. Box 10, Laporte, Pa. or to Twin Oaks Personal Care Home, P.O. Box 63, Granville Summit, Pa. to be used for the activities fund in memory of Ellen. –Towanda Daily Review 2/2/2008
WEBB - William J. Webb age 68 of Middlebury Center, PA died at home on Monday, November 26, 2007. He was the husband of Florence (Hargan) Webb with whom he observed a 47th wedding anniversary on November 11, 2007. William was born on May 25, 1939 in Chester, PA the son of Howard and Regina (McNally) Webb. He was as veteran of the US Navy. William was a member of a VFW and the Loyal order of the Moose in Elkland, PA. His favorite pastimes were hunting, fishing, old cars and the outdoors. William is survived by his wife, Florence of Middlebury Center, PA, a daughter and son-in-law Barbarajean Regina (Tom) McGrath of Mays Landing and his canine buddy, Morty. In keeping with Williams request there will be no services. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA is assisting the family
WENDLAND - Joan A. Dilts, 74, of Athens, Pa. died on Monday, Oct. 27,
2008 at home with her children by her side.
She was born Sept. 20, 1934 in Easton, Pa. the daughter of the late Kenneth and Margaret Haney Wendland. Joan was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, the Altar and Rosary Society and the Sons of Italy Roma Madre Lodge 1342. She was a volunteer at the Robert Packer Hospital and Meals on Wheels. Joan enjoyed cooking, knitting, and sewing. She loved being a homemaker, mother, and grandmother. Joan retired from Commonwealth Bank as a bank teller in 1998. She is predeceased by her husband Russell J. Dilts in 2001. Joan is survived by her children Russell J., Jr. and Amy Dilts of Southlake, Texas, David W. and Wendy Dilts of Cary, N.C., Carolyn J. and Jim Nasoni of Sayre, Pa. and Susan M. and Mark Wentzel of Florence, S.C.; her grandchildren Kaitlyn, Kristen, Julie, James, Nicholas, Thomas, and Emma; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends and family may call on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 205 South Main Street, Athens, with the Rev. Vincent Langan officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Shrine cemetery in Easton, Pa. on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008 at 3 p.m. Memorial donations may be made in Joan’s memory to, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 205 South Main Street, Athens, PA 18810, or a charity of one’s choice. RHW. Sayre Morning Times.
WHIPPLE –LEILA FRANCES CARPENTER age 86 of Aberdeen died in Harford Memorial Hospital, Havre de Grace, Md., on Aug. 16, 2005. Born in Laceyville, Pa., she was the daughter and one of 8 children of the late Earl Francis and Myrtle Brotzman Whipple and the wife of the late Clayton Earl Carpenter. She was a member of the Cranberry United Methodist Church in Perryman, Md., and of Skinner Eddy United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir. She was an avid seamstress, a wonderful baker and a great cook. She loved reading, crosswords, and word finds. She was a member of the Essex Moose Lodge where she was the chaplain at one time. She loved spending time with her family and was a friend when she was needed. During World War II, she opened her home to Army men and workers of Glen L. Martin Defense Plant. She also hosted World War II soldiers during the holidays. She was very proud and honored to have raised her youngest granddaughter who grew up to become a nurse. Mrs. Carpenter is survived by one son, William Earl Carpenter Sr., of Fairmont, W.Va.; one daughter, Jeannette Myrtle Tilson of Baltimore, two sisters, Myrtle Dockins of Alto, Ga., and Betty Bishop of Meshoppen, Pa.; seven grandchildren, Betsy Dorbert of Bel Air, Nancy Holt of Essex, Scott Tilson of White Marsh, Steven Tilson of Rosedale, William Earl Carpenter Jr., and Troy Carpenter, both of Dundalk, and Lisa M. DeBoard of Aberdeen; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. Services will be held in Cranberry United Methodist Church in Perryman, Md., on Friday, Aug. 19, 2005 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Glenn O. Barrick officiating. Friends may call at the McComas Funeral Home in Abingdon on Thursday, Aug. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday at Sheldon Funeral Home in Laceyville, Pa., from 10 to 11 a.m. with interment immediately following in Lacey Street Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Scott Tilson, Steven Tilson, Richard Dorbert Jr., Guy Holt, William Carpenter Jr., and Darrick DeBoard Sr. Honorary pallbearers will be Darrick DeBoard Jr., Jeffrey Tilson, Sean Tilson, and Shane Tilson. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Cranberry United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 78, Perryman, Md. –Towanda Daily Review
LARRY D. WILLIAMS age 60, well-known breeder and trainer of quarter Horses of Hillsgrove, Pa., died suddenly on Tuesday, Mach 15, 2005. Larry D. was born in Shunk, on Oct. 8, 1944, a son of the late Dean E. and Elvina F. Snell Williams. He graduated from the Loyalsock Area High School a member of the class of 1963. Larry served in the Army 101st Airborne Infantry Division in Vietnam. He married the former Leesa Brown of Troy on June 25, 1983. Larry D. worked on construction for 30 years and was a member of Local 158 Heavy Highway Construction of Harrisburg. He was involved in the breeding and training of registered quarter horses. He truly loved this work and was very proud to be involved in this field. He was also a member of the VFW in Troy, the American Legion, and the National Rifle Association. Surviving are his spouse Leesa, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Chad and Katie Williams of Escondido, Calif.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Wendy and J. J. Harris of Jacksonville, Fla., Kimberly and Brian Zimmerman of San Diego, Calif., and Billie Williams, at home; two brothers and sister-in-law, Otis Williams of Shunk, and Kevin and Julie Williams of Wake Forrest, N.C.; four sisters, Flenia Williams of Shunk, Alyse Porter of Jupiter, Fla., Ella Ruth Packard-Howe of Montoursville, Pa., and Louise Isaac of Fort Myers, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 91, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore with Pastor Theodore H. Stiltner presiding. Interment will be in the Hillsgrove Cemetery, Hillsgrove. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore. Memorials are directed to the Hillsgrove Union Church, Hillsgrove, Pa. –Canton Independent Sentinel
RAY J. WILLIAMS, 76, of 159A Williamson Rd., Williamsport, Pa. died Saturday, March 26, 2005 at the Williamsport Hospital following a brief illness. Ray had been employed as a technician with RCA. He was a graduate of the DeVry Institute and attended pharmaceutical school in Arizona. He was also a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Williamsport, a Past Master of Waverly Lodge No. 0350 F. & A.M., a member of the Chemung Valley Consistory and a former member of Elizia S. Barnes Chapter Order of the Eastern Star. He enjoyed reading and working crossword puzzles. Born July 1, 1927 in South Fork, Pa., he was a son of Richard S. & Maude E. Wise Williams. Surviving is his sister, Shirley L. Losell of Williamsport; nieces, Carol A. Slout of South Williamsport and Barbara J. Waltz of Williamsport; nephew, Robert D. Losell of Williamsport; and 13 great nieces and nephews. Three sisters, Annabelle Arnott, Margaret Crist and Grace Litzelman; and two nephews, Richard R. and G. David Losell, predeceased him. A memorial service will be Saturday, 11 a.m. at Knight-Confers, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. There will be no visitation. Interment will be in Montoursville Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Diabetes Resource Center, c/o Providence Health System Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, Pa. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette
WILLIAMS –REVA G, RINE, 79, of Hughesville, formerly of Muncy Valley, died Sunday, May 7, 2006 at the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit. Born July 24, 1926 in Burlington, she was a daughter of Harry and Freda Shalor Williams. Her husband of 37 years, Sidney L. Rine, died Feb. 14, 1983. Reva was a member of the Nelson Armes Post 601 Auxiliary. As a youth, Reva worked at the former Forest Inn in Eagles Mere. She attended the Federated Church in Eagles Mere and enjoyed playing bingo, canning and liquid embroidery. Surviving are two sons, Robert L. Rine of Muncy Valley and Donald E. Rine of Barbours; a step-son, James L. Rine of Newtown Falls, Ohio; a step-daughter, Ruth Ann Armor of Warren, Ohio; two brothers, Leslie Williams of Towanda and Roger Williams of Pottstown; a sister, Shirley Matthews of New York; a half-sister, Pat Kent of Rome; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Reva was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and Lyle Williams. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the McCarty Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with the Rev. Henry E. Gable officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Sonestown. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review 5/9/2006
DAVID R. WILSON, "Super Spook," age 56 of Otego, N.Y., died on March 28, 2006 at Otsego Manor in Hyde Park after an extreme illness. Born Oct. 16, 1949 in Jeff Davis County, Ga., he was the son of the late Eddie and Naomi (Holt) Wilson. He was a respectable U.S. Marine who fought in Vietnam. He lived in New York since 1976 and drove tractor trailers for many companies, the last being Landstar Ranger. He became an educator at Masonville BOCES teaching tractor-trailer driving, drives education, heavy equipment and school bus driving classes. At night he worked as a driver for Oneonta Public Transportation transporting students to and from SUCO. Spook played on several pool leagues; he was an avid bowler, motorcyclists, mechanic and NASCAR racing fan. As a local entertainer, he enjoyed blues music, singing and playing his guitar. He was always up for a good time. He was most known for his outstanding witty sense of humor, and personal characteristics of few and love for everybody gained him the admiration and respect of many friends. He is survived by his wife, Pam Ferris of Otego; his children, Antonio and his wife Sonya of Hazlehurst, Ga.; Shannon of Elmira, N.Y., David II of West Oneonta; David Jr. of Manassas, Va.; Justin of Troy, Pa; Jaime of Camptown, Pa.; and LaKiesha Wilson of Otego and Emma Stebbins of Gilbertsville; step-children, Jason Talada of Manassa, Va.; Stacey Seacrest of Sayre, Pa.; and Scott Talada of N.Y.; his grandchildren, Antonio Wilson Jr., Jeremiah Brown, Donovan Wilson, Rhys Terry, Quashauna Iddings, Andrew Wilson, Bryanna Wilson and Tarique Wilson; step-grandchildren, Jamie and Rolyn Talada; his brothers, Willie and Cecil Howard and Ronald and Raymond Wilson; and a sister, Susan Jackson. He was predeceased by a daughter, Patricia Wilson, and a brother, Raymond Charles Wilson. Family will receive friends on Friday, March 31, 2006 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta. A funeral service will be held on Saturday 4 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Mel Farmer, of River Street Baptist Church officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Bookhout Funeral Home Oneonta. –Canton Independent Sentinel
WILSON –MARY E. ‘DUCKY’ GUTHRIE, 65, of 28 Hickory Lane, Antes Fort died Sunday, July 20, 2003 at Manor Care, Jersey Shore. Born Dec. 31, 1937 in Jersey Shore, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Laura Pepperman Wilson. She was an assembly worker of the former Cobbler’s Shoe Factory of Jersey Shore. She enjoyed traveling to Atlantic City. Surviving are four sons; Steven L. Kennedy of Harrison, Ark., Michael L. Kennedy of Clinton, Conn., Scott W. Kennedy of Avis and William P. Widener of Norfolk, Va.; two daughters, Mary E. Lucas and Patricia A. Boatman, both of Jersey Shore; stepsons, Raymond Kennedy of Williamsport and Russell Kennedy of State College; step-daughter, Elaine Felix of Williamsport; two sisters, Mabel Koons of Jersey Shore and Clara Guthrie of Williamsport; six grandchildren and six step-grandchildren. She is predeceased by a stepson, Marylyn Kennedy. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Broad St., Jersey Shore with the Rev. Drew Wilkerson officiating. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.
WILLIAM ANDREW WILT died recently in Florida (2005). He was born on May 13, 1912 in Mt. Holly, N.J., and grew up in Oakmont, Pa. He graduated from Oakmont High School in 1930, moved to Towanda, Pa. and later Married Angelique Spaulding in 1935. Bill raised three daughters and one son. Angelique died in 1956. Bill was a devoted father, loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and camping. Bill was a life member of the Appalachian Trail Club and planned to hike the entire trail when he retired. However, in 1975 he married Ann McCandless Dolin and in 1976, he retired from DuPont, with 25 years of service and moved to Florida. Bill was an active member of St. David's Episcopal Church. Bill and Ann were active members of Wildflower Country Club, where Bill enjoyed several homes in one. Bill was also a former member of the Englewood Elks Lodge. Although he never did hike the entire Appalachian Trail, he and Ann traveled extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. In 2005, he and Ann celebrated 30 wonderful years together. In addition to Ann, Bill is survived by three daughters; Sally Wilt Burkman, Marie and Nancy Wilt; three granddaughters, Katherine B. Mole, Elizabeth B. Bielski and Sarah F. Burkman; three great-grandsons, Matthew, Andrew and Nathaniel Mole. His son, William S. Wilt preceded him in death. Memorial services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5, at St. David's Episcopal Church, 401 S. Broadway, Englewood, Fla. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Bill's name to Hospice, SW Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd. Sarasota, Fla. or St. David's Episcopal Church, 401 S. Broadway, Englewood, Fla. –Towanda Daily Review
NORMAN B. WINTERMUTE, 76 of Greens Landing died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005. Born August 28, 1929 in Dushore, Pa., he was the son of John and Bertha Garey Wintermute. He graduated from Wyalusing High School in 1947 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1948 to 1950. He retired from Ingersoll-Rand as a blacksmith after 41 years. He loved the great outdoors, especially hunting on his mountain and fishing. He was a self-taught craftsman building his own sawmill. He was an artist and loved wildlife art. He was a member of the Worldwide Church of God and a member for many years of the National Rifle Association. He is survived by his wife, Joan of 27 years at home. He is also survived by the mother of his children Barbara Bowman Westbrook; daughters, Deborah J. Miller and fiancé, Paul E. Drabinski, Waverly, N.Y., Brenda A. Lambert, Ulster, Pa., Norma Lynn Burkett, Ulster, Pa., Amy L. Arpante, Waverly, N.Y.; his son, David A. Winermute, Pittsburgh, Pa.; a step-son, William Harold and Laura Sargent, Sayre, Pa.; grandchildren, Eric Eaton and Marianne Morrison-Eaton, Merchantville, N.J., Marni Lambert and Janelle Lamber, East Smithfield, Pa., Sarah Caskey and Kyle Caskey, Ulster, Pa.; step=grandsons, Jonathan Sargent; a great-granddaughter, Stella Rose Morrison-Eaton, Merchantville, N.J.; brothers, Earl and Genevieve Wintermute, Gillett, Pa., John Wintermute, Gillett, Pa. and a sister, Evelyn and John Daniel Morse, Clark Summit, Pa. He was predeceased by his son, Garey Wintermute in 1973. Friends and family may call Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2005 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Mr. Frank Race officiating. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, 176 Water Company Road, P.O. Box 33, Millersburg, Pa. or the Alzheimer’s Association of Northeast, Pa., Kirby Health Center, 63 N. Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
WINTERMUTE Thomas J., Sr.
80, died on Thursday, November 1, 2007. He was born on December 11, 1926 to Thomas and Maude Wintermute in Elmira, New York. Thomas was a man of tremendous integrity. He was a brilliant man well known for his beautiful smile and sense of humor and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Thomas received his Master's in Geology from Penn State University and his undergraduate degree from Syracuse University. He was an avid Penn State fan and loved the Nittany Lions. He enjoyed working out and was a member of the Corpus Christi Athletic Club for the past 21 years. Thomas was also a member of the Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientist (SIPES) and Coastal Bend Geological Library, Inc.. He was officed in the 600 building for 42 years. He was also a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church for over 50 years. He is preceded in death by his beautiful and loving wife, Leone Clarke Wintermute. Thomas is survived by his children, Alicia L. Wintermute and Edward Laskowski of Corpus Christi, Texas, Thomas J. Wintermute, Jr. (Cindy Wallace) of Corpus Christi, Texas, Cynthia W. Hoffman (Bruce) of Phoenix, Arizona; grandchildren, Alexandra "Lexi" Wintermute and Thomas J. Wintermute III, both of Corpus Christi, Texas; his brother-in-law, Staley N. Clarke of Webster, New York; his longtime companion, Faye Wilkins of Corpus Christi, Texas; one niece and two nephews. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. with family to receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 4, 2007, at Seaside Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 5, 2007, at St. Luke's United Methodist Church. Interment to follow at Seaside Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Edward Laskowski, Bruce Hoffman, William J. Green, Alan Costello and Doug Sartoris. Honarary Pallbearer will be Staley N. Clarke. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Alzheimer's Association in memory of Thomas J. Wintermute, Sr. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/3/2007.
WOLCOTT - ROGERS, Lela M.
Age 96 of Jefferson Village, Watkins Glen, NY, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, October 23, 2008, at her apartment surrounded by her loved ones. Lela was born on December 22, 1911 in Cortland, NY, the daughter of the late Fred and Eva Bessie Wolcott. She was predeceased by her husband, Herald Rogers, who died in 1992. Her brothers, Charles Wolcott and William Wolcott and sister, Kathryn Galley, also predecease her. She is survived by her son, Richard Elwood of Corning, NY; grandchildren, Cheryl Bubacz of Elmira, NY, Candice Mayhew of Charlotte, NC, Lynn Elwood of Nashville, TN and Richard D. Elwood of Elmira, NY; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Ellen Corning of Deland, FL and Louise Miller of Cayuta, NY; brother, Donald Wolcott of Tampa Bay, FL; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Lela was a member of the Glen Baptist Church of Watkins Glen, NY. She loved the Lord and served the Lord through music, playing her accordion. She lived her life with quiet grace, unshakeable dignity, unending devotion to her family and friends and boundless love for everyone. It is with heavy hearts that we give this most beautiful soul back to God. At her request there will be no prior calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to at
JOHN WOMMER, 67, Canton, died November 2, 2007 at Memorial Hospital,
Towanda. Born in Red Rock, PA on December 23, 1939, John William was the
son of Elizabeth (Robinson) Wommer and the late John M. Wommer. On April
4, 1964 he married the former Jean Fine in Elkton, MD. John was employed
as a produce manager with the A & P Grocery Market in Levittown, PA for
many years. In 1986 he and Jean moved to Canton where John worked as a
bartender for the Canton Moose Lodge for 12 years. He was a member of
Canton’s Moose Lodge No. 429, the Wheel Inn Club in Roaring Branch and the
Hillside Rod & Gun Club in Blossburg. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed
raising hunting dogs. After he suffered a stroke, John became very
involved in art, especially painting. He cared for his mother, Elizabeth
who resides with them. In addition to his mother, surviving are his wife,
Jean; nieces, Michelle Linsenmeier, Angela Riley and Laura Toothman all of
Bucks County, PA; nephew, Bart Napoli, Quakertown, PA; several great nieces and
nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Marylou Frederick. In
keeping with his wishes there will be no public services. Those who wish
may make donations in his name to a charity of one’s choice. Pepper
Funeral Home in Canton is assisting the family with arrangements. –Canton
Independent Sentinel 8/11/2007
tend her funeral service on Monday, October 27, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY. The Rev. Teddy Herron will officiate. Interment will follow in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Odessa, NY. Those wishing to remember Mrs. Rogers may do so through contributions in her name to the Glen Baptist Church, 3311 Reading Road, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/24/2008
WOMBAUGH - LUNDY, Phyllis W.
Age 91, of Elmira, died at home on October 23, 2008, surrounded by her family and caregivers. Phyllis was born in Walton, PA, the daughter of the late Albert and Ruth Fox Wombaugh. She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Henry, and sister, Gloria Kelsey. She is survived by brother, William Wombaugh of Port Orange, FL; children, Anne (John) Welch of Reston, VA, John "Jack" (Beth) Lundy of Calabash, NC, and Karen Davidson of Elmira; grandchildren, David Mark Welch (Jessica) of Falmouth, MA, Cheryl Dillard (Paul) of Richmond, VA, and Megan Hoffman (Mitchell) of Stamford, CT; great-grandchildren, Leah, James and Timothy Dillard, Daniel and Andrew Mark Welch, and Maddox Hoffman; sister-in-law, Esther Hammond of Horseheads; and brother-in-law, Carl (Doris) Lundy of Hammondsport, NY; 14 nieces and nephews. Phyllis was a graduate of Southside High School and Elmira Business Institute. She grew up in Elmira and was a longtime member of Bethany Lutheran Church where she was active in the women's craft guild. She also participated in a group that produced hand-made natural craft items to benefit Tanglewood Nature Center. Phyllis and Henry were avid bird watchers and belonged to the local Audubon Society. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Sunday, October 26, 2008, from 4 - 5:30 p.m. Funeral Services honoring her life will follow at 5:30 p.m. with Pastor Abigail Hoffman officiating. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Tanglewood Nature Center, 443 Coleman Ave., Elmira, NY 14905 or to Bethany Lutheran Church, 256 South Walnut St., Elmira, NY 14904.
Published in the Star-Gazette from 10/25/2008 - 10/26/2008
WOOD –SHIRLEY W. EDWARDS - On the morning of Saturday, June 5, 2005, long-time Canton-area resident Shirley (Wood) Edwards died quietly at Bradford County Manor. She was 79 years of age. Born in Canton on May 4, 1926, and raised in Alba, she was the daughter of Arthur and Alice (Campbell) Wood. She was the wife of Daniel Edwards of Elmira, N.Y. For a number of years Shirley was employed as a bus driver for Cheung County Transit Co. in Elmira, retiring in 1984. She was one of the few remaining charter members of Canton Chapter No. 918 Women of the Moose and was active as long as her health permitted. Shirley was an avid bingo player and was well-known at the local venues where the game is played. Shirley was also well-known as somewhat of a gourmet cook. Her Italian dishes were a special treat at the McCallum Manor potluck suppers in recent years. Shirley is survived by her husband, Dan, at home; son, William (and Jean) Cheslock of Spring Hill, Fla.; brothers Phillip (and Sallie) Wood and Roland (and Lillian) Wood, all of Alba; two grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by brothers Kenneth, Jim and Donald Wood, and a sister, Marcella Brannon. In accordance with Shirley's expressed wishes there will be no calling hours or services and the interment will be at the family's convenience. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton. –Elmira Star-Gazette
PAUL WOODS, 42, Canton, formerly of New Jersey died very unexpectedly, October 27, 2007 at his father’s home. Paul Homer Woods was born in Plainfield, NJ Sept. 10, 1965. He attended Canton High School and later earned his GED. He was a talented mechanic and self-employed in automobile repairs. He was also proficient in woodworking and carpentry. In addition to his parents, Homer R. “Buckshot” Woods, Canton and Mugette M. Woods, New Jersey, he is survived by his wife, Nancy Woods and children; Tabitha, James and John Woods all of New Jersey; sister and brother; Michelle Schilliro, Freehold, NJ and Walter Woods, Canton, step-brother, Steve Barats, Canton; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his step-mother, Irene Woods in 2004. A memorial service will be held in New Jersey at the convenience of the family. Burial will be private. The Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting his family with arrangements. –Canton Independent Sentinel
RONALD E. WRIGHT SR. South Higgins Avenue, Sayre, died Saturday, April 30, 2005 at the Tioga Nursing Facility. Born Aug. 12, 1938, in Buffalo, N.Y., he was a son of the late Doris Wright and Norm Morningstar, and the father of the late Brian J. Wright. Ronald was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He worked at Rynone as a manager for many years. He loved to hunt, fish and watch sports. He is survived by his wife, Clara Wayman Wright, at home; his son, Ronald E. Wright Jr. of Ridgebury; his daughters, Clarissa (Harry) Park of Waverly, N.Y., Debbie (Bob) Fiske of Waverly, Theresa (Scott Hager) Wright of Chemung, N.Y., and Annissa Wright, at home; a daughter-in-law, Molly Wright of Sayre; his three brothers and three sisters, Robert Wright of Athens, Joseph Morningstar of South Waverly, John (Anna) Morningstar of Florida, Norma (Donnie) Stevens of Waverly, Beverly Hill of Waverly, and Kim (Chuck) Atchison of Albany, N.Y.; and 12 grandchildren, Chance and Brandon Wright, Robert E. Dillion, McKenzie and Sarah Fiske, Novajo, Izaic and Briar Wright, Kelsey and Jarrod Hager, and Tyler Wright. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly. Funeral and committal services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave. with the Rev. John Wayman officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may direct memorial donations to the Sayre Small Fry Football League, where Ronald coached for 20 years. –Towanda Daily Review
YOUNG Neil C.
Age 74, of Horseheads, died unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008. He was born Oct. 21, 1934 in Milton, PA, the son of the late Myron and Helen (Badger) Young. He was also predeceased by his brothers, John and Kenneth Young. Neil's surviving family include his wife of 49 years, Geraldine (Rees) Young; daughters and son, Ellen Young (Philip Robinson) of Rochester, NY, Keith Young of Warsaw, NY, Kelly Donnelly of Rochester, NY; son-in-law, Patrick Donnelly of Rochester, NY; granddaughters, Allison and Colleen Robinson; sisters, Betty Lewis of Horseheads, NY, Delores Raymond of Elmira, NY; brother-in-law, Fred (Vida) Rees of Horseheads, NY; and sister-in-law, Kathleen Strohl of Horseheads, NY. Longtime resident of North Java, Neil was retired from Attica Correctional Facility in 1990. He was an accomplished woodworker and a kind and loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, an avid bowler and member of the Paramount Senior Bowlers League. He enjoyed gardening, reading and always a good game of euchre. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, today, Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008 from 2 - 4:00 and 6-8:00 p.m. His service will be celebrated following calling hours at 8:00 p.m. by his friend and neighbor, Mr. Dale Cleveland. His burial service will take place privately at the convenience of his family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Neil with memorials to the Horseheads Free Library, 405 So. Main St., Horseheads, NY 14845 or the Horseheads Animal Shelter, 150 Wygant Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845. Published in the Star-Gazette from 11/5/2008 - 11/6/2008
? CLARK Doris M.
Age 88, of Montour Falls and formerly a longtime resident of W. Gray St. in Elmira died after a long illness on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, at the Seneca View Nursing Facility, where she had been residing. She was also predeceased by her husband, the Rev. Robert J. Clark in 1983. Further family and funeral information with the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads will be announced in Wednesday's edition. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/4/2008