This page includes obituaries of people with connection to our three counties but not buried in them or cemetery not identified. If local cemetery is known, see the Obituaries by Cemetery section of the site.
ANTONIO - Guilio Antonio, 84, of Horseheads, N.Y., died Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at Bethany Manor of Horseheads, N.Y. Guilio was born May 24, 1924, in Elkland, the son of the late Frank J. and Carmella Giantomasi Antonio. Guilio graduated from Elkland High School. He married Cecelia Palyun on April 19, 1947, at St. Patrick’s Church in Corning, N.Y. He was predeceased by his wife, Cecelia, on Jan. 6, 2002. Guilio served in the Army during World War II as Tech 4 from 1943 to 1945. He was employed by Corning Glass Works, Corning, N.Y. as a glass mechanic. He was a member of the former St. Patrick’s Church; American Legion; and life member of the NRA. Guilio enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, woodworking, and was an all around handyman. He was an avid bowler and an accomplished painter of landscapes in oil. He is survived by two sons, Greg (Laurel) Antonio of Beaver Dams, N.Y., Bud (Elaine) Antonio of Painted Post, N.Y.; one sister, Velma Minso of Slidell, La.; brothers, John J. Antonio of Wellsboro, Orlando (Virginia) Antonio of Kansas City, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Arthur and Marion Gill, James and Midge Palyun; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Lindy Antonio; and grandson, Gregory. In honoring Guilio’s request, there will be private services at the convenience of the family. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning, N.Y. with military honors in the mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the SPCA Animal Shelter, Rt. 352, Elmira, N.Y. 14903. - Mansfield Gazette, January 14, 2009
BLACKWELL - Sara E. “Sally” Blackwell, 92, of 104 Christopher Circle, Ithaca, N.Y., died peacefully at her home on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009. Sally was born in Dunbar, on Aug. 9, 1916, the daughter of Grant R. Blackwell and Anabelle Rankin Blackwell. She is predeceased by her parents and her beloved sister, Louise Blackwell. Sally graduated from Dunbar Township High School as valedictorian and went on to Penn State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in 1938 and a master’s degree in 1944. Sally taught homemaking in high schools in Chester and Sullivan counties in Pennsylvania. In 1950, Sally was awarded the doctorate in home economics education and child welfare from the University of Minnesota. Sally joined the Cornell University faculty in 1948 as an assistant professor in the department of home economics education. Sally taught courses in research design, analysis, and program evaluation. Her special responsibilities were in curriculum and evaluation. Sally served as Department Chair from 1959-1969. She also chaired the special committees of innumerable graduate students. In 1965 and 1966 Sally chaired President Perkin’s College of Home Economics study committee. The Blackwell Report, the result of the committee’s work, served to stimulate reorganization of the college, its curriculum, and a name change to the College of Human Ecology. As her colleague, Jerry Rivers observed, “Sally combined scholarly skepticism, wisdom, patience, humility, and the perseverance of a pioneer, in a masterful and compassionate manner.” The report was later used nationwide as a resource for colleges of home economics undergoing the challenges of a changing world. In 1973, Sally received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the University of Minnesota. Given to alumni who have attained distinction in their fields, it is the highest award of its kind from the University. She was awarded the title of Professor Emerita by Cornell University in 1980. Sally will be cherished and remembered always for her grace and courage, wit and humor, her humility, and her compassionate concern for humankind. She was generous to all, possessed strong political opinions, and loved chocolate. Sally is survived by cousins, and many dear friends. A memorial celebration of Sally’s life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca, officiated by Rev. James Henery, on Thursday Jan. 8, at 11 a.m. A reception at the Church’s Fellowship Hall will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ryan’s Well Foundation, P.O. Box 1120, Kemptville, Ontario, Canada, K0G 1J0, in recognition of Sally’s deep concern for providing clean, healthy water for all people, or to Hospicare, 172 E. King Road, Ithaca, N.Y. - Mansfield Gazette, January 7, 2009
BOROWSKI - Stella B. Kalemba, 96, died Thursday, January 8, 2009 at the Valley View Nursing Center, where she resided for the past three years. Prior to Valley View, she was a resident of The Meadows for 10 years. She was born July 11, 1912 in Ramapo, NY, the daughter of Alexander and Veronica Gorecki Borowski. Stella was a graduate of Dodgeville High School in Dodgeville, Wisconsin. During WWII, she was employed by Curtiss-Wright, Inc., a defense contractor. Later she joined the U.S. Postal Service, Clifton, N.J., where she worked until retirement in 1975. She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church and she enjoyed gardening. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, John J.; brothers, Robert and Steven Borowski, and sister, Sophia Simpson. Surviving Stella is a son, John S. (Margaret) Kalemba of Port Orange, FL; a daughter, Nancy J. (Henry) Berkheimer of Loyalsock Twp.; a sister-in-law, Jean Summer of St. Petersburg, FL; two grandchildren, Catherine (David) Ferry of Westfield, NJ and Patrick (Chisa) Kalemba of Fayetteville, NC; and five great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Ashley Ferry of Westfield, NJ, Cameron, Simon, and Chloe Kalemba of Fayetteville, NC. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in St. Michael's Cemetery, South Hackensack, NJ. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Ann's Catholic Church, 1220 Northway Road, Williamsport, PA 17701 or Valley View Nursing Center, 2140 Warrensville Road, Montoursville, PA 17754. Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 10, 2009
BRACEY - Rev. Robert J. Bracey, 95, of Frederick, MD, died on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008 at Edenton Retirement Center. He was the husband of the late Ruth D. Bracey, who passed on April 1, 2007. Born April 5, 1913 in Franklin, Maine, he was the son of the late Frank E. and Idis Bracey. Robert graduated from Morse High School in Bath, Maine, and received his bachelor’s degree in theology from Gordon University in Wenham, Mass. He was ordained as a Baptist minister in 1941 and served for 60 years in parishes in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Pennsylvania, including a period of time as assistant pastor of First Baptist Church in Wellsboro. He is survived by a daughter, Janice Condrey and husband, Robert of Frederick, MD; a son, Dr. Judson Bracey and wife, Kelly of Phillipi, W. Va.; granddaughter, Catherine Roy and husband, Christoper of Beverly, Mass., Lindsay Bracey of Phillipi, W. Va., Lauren Bracey of Pittsburgh; grandson, Jonathan Hall of Rockville, Md.; great grandsons, Ian and Matthew Roy of Beverly, Mass.; a brother, Jay Bracey of Okeechobee, Fla.; and a sister, Shirley Dyer and husband, Ralph of Falmouth, Maine. A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church in Gettysburg, to be announced at a later date. Arrangements have been made by Resthaven Funeral Services, Skkot Cody P.A. in Frederick, MD. - Mansfield Gazette, November 26, 2008
BURKHOLDER - Robert L. Burkholder “Lawn Mower Man,” 66, of Covington, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He was born Jan. 25, 1942, in West Chester, a son of Elmer Roy and Anne Marie Lewis Burkholder. Robert served in the Korean War. He enjoyed gardening. Robert is survived by a son, Timothy Burkholder of Colorado; a daughter, Lillian Pettit of New York; two grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Gwyn Burkholder of Covington; a sister, Judith Wilson of Covington. He was preceded in death by a brother, Elmer Roy Burkholder, Jr.; and two sisters, Carol Ann Harple and Mary Ellen Furgeson. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Lancaster. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions to assist with the expenses may be made to the funeral home. - Mansfield Gazette, January 14, 2009
CADY - Kenneth E. Cady, 79, of Mansfield died Wednesday, October 19, 1988 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born February 6, 1909 at Mansfield, he was the son of William and Maude Baity Cady. He had been an independent insurance agent in Mansfield for many years. Mr. Cady was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Friendship Lodge #247, F.& A.M. and the Williamsport Consistory. Surviving are his wife, the former Esther Stiger; a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. William and Bonnie Cady of Athens; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Frederick Metarko of Wellsboro; two brothers, Hugh Cady of Mansfield and Donald Cady of Punta Gorda, Florida; a sister, Mrs. Alice Magor of Oakmont; and seven grandchildren, Lisa and Michael Metarko, Christopher and Stephen Cady, Barbara and Rick Lowery and Ellen Wicks. Services were held Saturday, October 22 at St. James Episcopal Church. The Rev. Peter Harer officiated. Burial was made in Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport. The family provided flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. James Memorial Fund, c/o St. James Episcopal Church, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, October 26, 1988 MHS 1928
CAMP - Diana Lee (Camp) Bacorn, 60, of RR 2, New Albany (Overton), Pa., went home to be with Our Father on Jan. 30, 2009, after battling a long illness. Born on Dec. 8, 1948, in Herrick Township, Diana was the daughter of the late Harry and Ethel (Casselbury) Camp Sr. She attended Camptown School, and then graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School in 1966. On Sept. 3, 1966, Diana married Gary Bacorn. They resided in Herrick Township until moving to New Albany (Overton) in 1986. Diana's interests surrounded her home, her family — especially spending time with her grandchildren, her pets, nature and reading. Diana is survived by her husband of 42 years, Gary Bacorn; son, Gary Bacorn Jr. and Courtney Salsman of Laceyville, Pa.; daughter Christine and Paul Jayne of New Albany (Overton); grandchildren, Britton Bacorn, Bradlee Allen, Alexis Bacorn and Ayzia Jayne; two step-grandchildren, Ryan and Adam Jayne; brothers, Harry and Maxine Camp Jr. of Wyalusing, Pa., Glenn Camp of Camptown, Pa., Roy Camp of Fairdale, Pa., and Jerry and Judy Camp of Camptown; sisters, Betty Shaffer of Cadis, Pa., and Rosemary and Wallace Stewart of Birchardville, Pa.; extended family, Barb and Ray Brown, of Port St. Joe, Fla., Sharon Bacorn and Kenneth Bernhard of Canton, Pa., Tracy and Janet Bacorn of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, and Kevin Bacorn and DiAnn Hull, of Towanda, Pa.; several nieces and nephews; and devoted companions, Cricket and Josie. In addition to her parents, Diana was predeceased by a brother-in-law, Gregory J. Bacorn, in June 1974; her mother-in-law, Marjorie Chase Bacorn, in October 1994; and her father-in-law, Vernon J. Bacorn, only one day ahead of her, on Jan. 29, 2009. Friends and family are invited to call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Robert Brown, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Reformed Cemetery in Overton. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made in Diana's memory to the American Lung Association, 61 Broadway, 6th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10006; or via Internet at www.lungusa.org, where you will find her name on the Wall of Remembrance; or to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, Pa. 18850. RHW. Towanda Daily Review.
CARLTON - Marguerite “Marge” G. Hodder, 83, a resident of the Laurels and the Green Home, Wellsboro, and formerly of Blossburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Marguerite was the wife of the late Romain Hodder, who died in 1995. Marguerite was born Sept. 4, 1925, in Clarksville, Va., a daughter of June and Esther Bray Carlton. She had been employed by Ward Manufacturing. Marge’s favorite hobby was cross stitching and she loved Teddy bears. Marge is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Daniel Smith of Towanda; a son and daughter-in-law, Jerome “Jerry” and Laurie Hodder of Wellsboro; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Maynard (Caroline) Carlton of South Carolina, Norman (Georgia) Carlton of North Carolina, Stanley (Carol) Carlton of North Carolina, Bid (Juanita) Carlton of Clarksville, Va.; two sisters and a son-in-law, Irma (Alton) Rickman of South Carolina, Hazel Hutcheson of Mansfield; and a special friend, Lee Hamm, of the Laurels in Wellsboro. Marguerite was preceded in death by her husband; parents; a son, Wayne Hodder in 1962; and a sister, Jewell VanDruff. Family and friends were invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, Jan. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. - Mansfield Gazette, January 14, 2009
CONNELLY - Doris W. Jones, 94, formerly of Mainesburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998, in Port Charlotte, FL. Surviving are her husband, Emmett M.; three sisters, Lean Hendricks, Rebecca Butler and Martha Blanchard; one step-daughter, Nellie Tears; and three step-grandchildren. - Wellsboro Gazette, September 9, 1998. MHS 1921
CORNWELL - Josephine R. Cornwell Price. When tomorrow starts without me, try to understand, an angel came and called my name, then took me by the hand….Our loving mom and grandmother Josephine R. Price, 86, of Wyalusing, Pa was called to her heavenly home, Sunday morning, Jan. 25, 2009, following a period of declining health. Jo was born on Dec. 15, 1922 in Modesto, Calif., a daughter of Willis Samuel and Charlotte (Kee) Cornwell. For many years, Jo was employed as a secretary, having worked with the U.S. Navy, the Emmanuel Medical Hospital in California, and the Welfare Department in Modesto, and served as a church secretary in Oregon. Jo was a member of the Wyalusing First Presbyterian Church, enjoyed volunteering at the Wyalusing Public Library, sewing and reading, although her greatest pleasure was being a mom and a grandmother. She always treasured the time spent with her family. Jo is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Rev. Karen and Rev. Barry Ballard; her grandchildren, Kirstin and Wesley Ballard, all of Wyalusing, Pa.; her nephews, Robert, Thomas, Richard, James Fisher and their families. She was predeceased by her parents and a sister Charlotte Fisher. Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services and celebration of Jo's life at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Wyalusing First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Helen Learn, officiating. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday, at the church. Memories and condolences for Jo's family may also be shared by visiting our Web site at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Wyalusing First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 25, Wyalusing, PA 18853, or the Wyalusing Public Library, Church Street, Wyalusing, PA 18853, in loving memory of Josephine R. Price. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., in Nichols, N.Y. RHW. Towanda Daily Review.
COVENEY - Lawrence G. Coveney, 83, of Foulkeways, Gwynedd, died July 26, 1981. He was born March 19, 1898 in Richmond Township, the son of George W. and Lelia Bullock Coveney. Surviving is a daughter, Lelia Coveney of Denver, Colorado; nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held in the Gwynedd Meeting House on Friday, August 7, at 11 a.m. - Wellsboro Gazette, August 5, 1981. MHS 1916
DESPRES - OVERMAN, Joan Despres
Of Corning, died Thursday after a long illness. Joan will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, friend, librarian, and tireless promoter of peace and global understanding. Joan shared her love of books as librarian at CCC, CFA Middle School, and many local elementary schools. With three children at home and a full-time teaching job, she commuted to Geneseo and Mansfield to earn her Masters in Library Science in 1972. She retired in 1992 after 27 years. Her many passions and dedication to making the world a better place are reflected in her volunteer work during her 49 years in the area. She was an active member of many organizations that work for peace, including the Peaceful Gatherings Coffeehouse and the Peace with Justice Committee of the Corning Vicinity Council of Churches. She helped to start the Corning Sister Cities Association and for many years hosted visitors from Japan and Ukraine. She served as chairwoman of the Experiment in International Living and hosted several foreign students in her home. She was active with many other organizations, including AAUW, Habitat for Humanity, and PFLAG. In addition to reviewing books for "Friends Journal," Joan and her husband produced newsletters for five local groups. She was born in 1931 in New York City and attended Earlham College in rural Indiana, where she met her husband, Kenneth Overman. They moved to Corning in 1960 and were married for 55 years. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Overman; her sister, Nancy D. Hall; three children, Nancy Overman of Virginia, Alan Overman of Vermont, and Jeff Overman of Massachusetts; four grandchildren, Lucas, Kelsey, Jacob, and Claire; a nephew, Jonathan; a niece, Alison; and many loving friends. She and her husband were active in both the United Methodist Church of Corning and Elmira Friends Meeting. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Founders Pavilion, 205 East 1st St., Corning, NY 14830. A memorial service will be held in the springtime. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/24/2009
ERWAY - Delores E. Dennis, 91, of Keuka Park, N.Y., formerly of Painted Post, N.Y., died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan, N.Y. Friends and family are invited to a celebration of her life on Saturday, Jan. 17, at 11 a.m. at Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel with the Rev. K. Wayne Butler officiating. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Penn Yan, N.Y. Delores was born in Toga County, on Feb. 9, 1917, the daughter of the late Fred and Irma Gerow Erway. She and her late husband, Alton, resided in Painted Post, N.Y., until 1976, where she was a beautician for 40 years and a past member of the Painted Post Baptist Church. She was a member and past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Penn Yan United Methodist Church, the Women’s Club of Painted Post and Penn Yan, and five bridge clubs. She loved to dance and play bridge. She was predeceased by her husband, Alton H. Dennis in 1988; and her brother, Donald Erway. Delores is survived by her children, Donna (Dr. Richard) Kapral of Manlius, N.Y., Gordon (Pamela) Dennis of Montour Falls, N.Y.; five grandchildren; sister, Shirley Spencer of Wellsboro; and Shirley’s children, Vicki Young, Mark and Michael Spencer; brother, Gordon Erway of Minnesota; and his children, Scott and Craig Erway, Rainelle Stout; nieces, Leanore Van Kirk, Linda Manbeck; and special friend, Dr. John D. Murray. - Mansfield Gazette, January 14, 2009
FITZWATER - Richard "Max" Fitzwater, 64, of Trout Run, PA died on Thursday, January 15, 2009, at the Williamsport Hospital. Richard, "Max" to family and friends, was born on June 7, 1944 in Sayre, PA, a son of the late William and Annabelle (Rogers) Fitzwater. He was a 1962 graduate of Canton High School. Max was a talented handyman who could fix most anything and he enjoyed his life's work as a truck driver and farmer. Most recently Max was employed as a truck driver for the Hepburnville Agway. In the 1970's he worked for the Gordon Wood Dairy farm in Tioga, PA and hauled milk throughout Bradford County for Gary Clark. Max was a member of the Trout Run Tractor Pulling Assoc. and the Steam Valley Restaurant's Social Club. On May 25, 1991, He married the former Paula Bailey at Rose Valley Lake. Max loved doing many things in life, especially spending time with his family, participating in area tractor pulls, collecting John Deere Tractors and visiting with friends. Surviving are his wife Paula, eight children, Jeffrey (Tammi) Fitzwater of Columbia Cross Roads, Georgia Fitzwater of Wellsboro, Robert Fitzwater of Elkland, Amy (Rob) Hill of Mainesburg, Jaimy Fitzwater (Kenny Leister) of Wellsburg, NY, Marc Fitzwater and Luke Fitzwater both of North Carolina and Zachary Fitzwater at home; 12 grandchildren; a sister, Gloria Molyneux of Canton and many special friends. Visitation will be 6 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at Pepper Funeral Home in Canton. The funeral service will follow with Harlan Bower officiating. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a donation to benefit his son Zach, c/o Paula Fitzwater 9 Fink Rd. Trout Run, Pa. 17771.- Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 17, 2009
FRANK David Congdon
Age 72, of Eacher Hollow Road, Horseheads, NY, died at home on January 30, 2009. Dave was born in Westfield, PA, to Devello and Elsie (Congdon) Frank. He graduated from Hammondsport Central School then joined the Army in 1955. He attended West Point Prep School and was discharged in 1957. Dave received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education from SUNY at Albany and a Master of Arts degree in Business Education from Western Kentucky University. He played varsity soccer and basketball in college, was in the Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities and was president of his fraternity, Alpha Pi Alpha. In 1961 he married Elizabeth Schnars of Ballston Spa, NY. He taught high school classes at Silver Creek and Potsdam NY before beginning a long career at Corning Community College, serving as Professor of Business Administration from 1965-1993. During his tenure at CCC he served as Associate Dean of Faculty and Dean of College Services. He belonged to the National Business Association, the American Association of University Professors, and the Eastern Business Teacher's Association. He also served as an officer in the Corning Rotary. "Big Ed" retired in 1992 to garden and travel with Liz and their dogs, Jessie, then later, Coach. He took up fly fishing, concentrated his gardening efforts, read novels, logged his woodlot, followed the Yankees at spring training, and never missed an opportunity to see the county fair. Kind, honorable, generous and optimistic to the end, he had a wry sense of humor and an explosive laugh. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Liz (Schnars); sons Gregg of Westmoreland, NY; David II and wife Kelly of Hudson, NY; brother, Patrick and wife Yvonne of Vienna, VA; sister, Candace Rhea of Syracuse, NY; grandson David III and granddaughter Olivia; and several nieces and nephews. There are no calling hours. Private graveside services will be held at South Napoli Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Corning Community College Foundation - David C. Frank Scholarship Fund. Information regarding the fund at (607) 962-9458. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/1/2009
GRAHAM - The Rev. Charles C. Graham, age 56, the Methodist minister at Gaines for 14 months, died in Williamsport Hospital last Saturday, August 30 from head injuries he received in a fall from a chair at his home on August 11. The Rev. Graham was a minister for Pine and McElhattan churches in Pennfield, Wesley Asbury church in Altoona, and the Martinsburg Methodist Church before coming to Gaines last year. He was a member of Altoona Consistory, Driftwood Lodge 532 Free and Accepted Masons, Pine Creek Sportsman Club and was an army sergeant during World War II. Funeral services were held at the First United Methodist Church, Jersey Shore on Wednesday with Rev. Perry R. Shoemaker, Rev. D. Rayborn Higgins and Bishop John B. Warman officiating. Interment was in Jersey Shore Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Shirley Curts Graham; mother, Mrs. Matilda Heuser Graham; two sons, Charles Douglas of Plymouth Meeting, Kenneth E. of Altoona; a sister, Mrs. June Bailey of Shortsville, NY; brother, Leonard of Canandaigua, NY and three grandchildren. - Wellsboro Gazette, September 4, 1975
HAKES - Kirk J. Hakes, 40, of East Berlin, who greeted everyone he knew with his loving arms, is now in the loving arms of Jesus. He passed Friday, January 2, 2009 at Hanover Hospital. He was born May 20, 1968 in Harrisburg, the son of John E. "Jack" and Wilma J. "Billie" (Dittman) Hakes of East Berlin. He was a member of Hanover First Church of God where he participated in the Beacon of Hope Ministries and Camp Hope. He was involved in Bell Socialization Family Life Sharing Program, H.A.R.T. Center, New Oxford, ARC of Adams Co, and was a graduate of Capital Area Intermediate Unit, Camp Hill. He loved his trips to the video stores and the mall. Kirk brought joy to all those who knew him and will be greatly missed. In addition to his parents, Kirk is survived by two brothers; Todd D. Hakes and his wife Diane of East Berlin and Brad W. Hakes and his wife Megan of Wellsville, a niece, Kylie E. Hakes of East Berlin, three nephews; Noah R. Hakes of East Berlin and Samuel R. Hakes and Derek J. Hakes of Wellsville, his caregivers, Donald and Cindy Stambaugh of New Oxford and several aunts, uncles and many cousins. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 11 a.m. from Hanover First Church of God, 600 Fairview Dr, Hanover with Pastor Jerry Shoap and Pastor Dan Thomas officiating. Burial will be private and at the convience of the family. A viewing will be held Wednesday, January 7, 2009 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Feiser Funeral Home, Inc, 306 Harrisburg St, East Berlin. There will be no viewing at the church on Thursday, however, the family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to H.A.R.T. Center, 450 E. Golden Lane, New Oxford or to the church. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 4, 2009
HASELBERGER - SIEGL, Helen K.
Internationally known artist, Helen K. Siegl, died at her home on January 26, 2009, after a prolonged illness. Helen was born August 18, 1924 in Vienna, Austria. She emigrated to Philadelphia in 1952, where she married Theodor Siegl, Conservator of Paintings for the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She retired to Corning, NY in 1989. During her career, Helen Siegl gained a significant reputation for both her individual signed and numbered prints, and for her book illustrations. As a printmaker, Siegl was well known for her innovative techniques, often combining etching, wood blocks, linoleum blocks, and even plaster blocks within the same work of art. Siegl's original prints are now included in the permanent collections of such major galleries as The Philadelphia Museum of Fine Art, the New York Public Library and the Library of Congress, Washington, DC. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leopold and Amalia Haselberger; her husband, Theodor Siegl; son, Michael (Maria) Siegl; and grandson, Michael Seamus Siegl. She is survived by her brother, Joseph Haselberger; seven children, Christopher (Adelaide), Thomas (Linda), Nicholas (Donna), Andrew (Beth), Elizabeth, Philip (Robin), and George (Mary Kate); 17 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. A Requiem Mass will be held at Mount Saviour Monastery Chapel, Monastery Rd., Pine City, NY on Saturday, February 7th at 1:00 p.m. with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation in memory of Helen to Mount Saviour Benedictine Monastery, Pine City, NY 14871; Chemung Humane Society and SPCA, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903; or Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Published in
the Star-Gazette on 1/29/2009
HUDNETT - Walter F. Hudnett, 86, of Crawford Road, Watsontown,
formerly of Flemington, NJ, died Friday, January 23, 2009 at Muncy
Valley Skilled Nursing Unit, where he had resided the past few months.
Born August 23, 1922 in Flemington, NJ, he was the son of the late Lambert
and Edna (Bacorn) Hudnett.
A truck driver, he retired in 1987 from Pittsburg and New England Trucking Company, where he had worked more than 30 years. Following retirement, he was employed at National Parts Supply in Flemington, NJ. He was a farmer and horse whisperer on their family farm. He is survived by his loved ones, Patricia Hudnett at home; Terry B. and Nancy Hudnett of High Bridge, NJ; Walter Hudnett, and Brett E. and Denise Hudnett, all of Ringoes, NJ; Anthony J. Talamini III, Wind Gap; Joseph L. Talamini, Newport News, VA; Denise M. and Bruce Willever, Riegelsville; Alvin D. and Carol Yoder, Sunbury; Brandy L. Hudnett and Craig Heater of Lake Hiawatha, NJ; Terry C. and Nancy Hudnett, Fuquay-Varina, NC; Evan and Erin Hudnett of Ringoes, NJ; Kendra Hudnett, Kansas City, MO; Cindy Hudnett, Kansas City, KS; Madison R. Hudnett of Fuquay-Varina, NC; Joshua W. Talamini and Sabrina L. Wickline, Norfolk, VA. He was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Saunders. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 31 at 4 p.m. at Brooks Funeral Home, 124 Main St., Watsontown. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in his memory be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 - Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 27, 2009
JOHNS - Eleanor M. Rush, 75, of 52 St. James St., Mansfield, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 1994, at home. Born Feb. 27, 1919, in Wells, she was the daughter of Thomas and Mary Wilcox Johns. Surviving are her husband, S. Colie; three daughters, Susan Rush of New Windsor, NY, Deborah Thomas of Charlotte, NC and Mary Schultz of Royersford; one brother, Winthrop Johns of N. Palm Beach, Fla.; two granddaughters. A memorial service was held Monday, Dec. 5, at the First United Presbyterian Church of Mansfield with the Rev. Dr. Thomas D. Thomas officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mansfield Area Food Pantry, 771 Lot 1, Lambs Creek Road, Mansfield, PA 16933. Arrangements were handled by the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, December 7, 1994 MHS 1935
JONES - Jacob A. Jones, 21, of Telford, died on Friday, Jan. 23, 2009 in the hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Alamogordo, NM, he was the son of Elaine (McGee) Barndt and her husband Paul of Telford and Gary Jones of Ralston. A 2006 graduate of Souderton High School, he was employed at Merck, Sharp and Dohme in West Point for two years. He was a member of Little Zion Lutheran Church in Telford. He was also a member of the Travel Protective Association. He greatly enjoyed spending time in the mountains, hiking in the woods, four-wheeling, taking care of his truck, and listening to Lynyrd Skynyrd. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his fiancee Felicia Kurlowich, three brothers; Cody, Patrick and Christian, maternal grandparents, Gerald and Marie McGee of Trout Run, paternal grandparents, William and Virginia Jones of Ralston and step grandparents, Linford and Anna Barndt of Telford. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 11 a.m. in Little Zion Lutheran Church, 267 Morwood Road, Telford. Family will receive friends following the service. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202. Arrangements are by the Sadler-Suess Funeral Home, Telford. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 25, 2009
KAFFKE Fred A. Jr.
Age 47, of Horseheads, died after a long illness Jan. 21, 2009. Family and friends are invited to a time of remembering on Sat. Feb. 7, 2009 from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Community Room at Retirement Estates, 34 Retirement Drive, Horseheads, NY. A prayer service will follow there at 4:30 p.m. Published in the Star-Gazette from 2/2/2009 - 2/6/2009
KERVER - Edna V. [Kerver] Schaffer Uyematsu, 88, of Mansfield, died on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008 at her daughter’s residence. Born on Oct. 3, 1920 in Trumbaursbille, she was the daughter of William and Florence [Bergey] Kerver. Edna was the wife of the late Noah Linford Schaffer who died in 1969, and the late Itsuo Uyematsu, who died in 1987. Prior to her retirement, Edna was employed as a waitress with Shelley’s Restaurant. One of her pleasures was driving. Edna is survived by four sons and three daughters-in-law, Daniel and Lillian Schaffer of Sassmansville, Durrell and Eva Schaffer of Onoadago, Mich., Ray and Beverly Schaffer of San Antonio, Texas; one daughter, Louise Kling of Mansfield; 19 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. In addition to her husbands she was predeceased by a son, Gerald Schaffer on July 16, 2006; a grandson, Durrell R. Schaffer, Jr. in 1989; three brother, Earl, Henry, Edward and a sister, Ada. A graveside service will be held on Monday, Nov. 24, a 2 p.m. at the Tom Leidy Cemetery, 276 W. Cherry Lane, Souderton, under the direction of the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, Mansfield. - Mansfield Gazette, November 26, 2008
KING - Kenneth C. King Jr., 46, of Elmira Heights, N.Y., died Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, N.Y., following declining health. He was born Feb. 12, 1962, in North Towanda Township, Pa., the son of Kenneth C. King Sr. and Madeline Knellar King. Kenneth attended Towanda Area High School and in 1980 received his GED. Kenneth was employed at E.I. DuPont in Towanda during the summer months while he was attending Penn Tech in Williamsport, Pa., and Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, Pa. Kenneth enjoyed painting and completing the graphic designs of cars for many years. Surviving are: five children, Heather King of Sayre, Pa., Casey Ashlee of Ruffin, S.C., Ashley King of Ruffin, and twins Kaitlyn and Mackenzie King of Elmira Heights; his parents, Kenneth C. King Sr. and Madeline King of Wysox RR 2, Pa.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Nancy and Steven Allen of Horseheads, N.Y., and Susan and Douglas Moore of North Orwell, Pa.; a nephew, Dustin Moore and Jen Coats of Richmond, Va.; and his companion, Jennifer Morales of Elmira Heights. He was preceded in death by a nephew, Aaron Moore. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Thomas Blackall officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the charity or organization of one's choice in Kenneth C. King Jr.'s memory. RHW. Towanda Daily Review.
KLINESTIVER - Terence G. Klinestiver, 71, of 1413 Hills, Hills Crst., died Saturday, January 24, 2009 at the Williamsport General Hospital, following a lengthy illness. Born January 30, 1937 in St. Marys, PA, he was the son of Pauline Law and Gordon Klinestiver. Terence was a graduate of the Emporium High School and the former Williamsport Technical Institute. He was employed for a number of years at Litton Industries and later for 35 years by Moreys Tavern. He is survived by a son Wayne Klinestiver of Aurora, CO; a brother Gordon Klinestiver of Emporium; two sisters, Karen BonAnno of Georgetown, PA; Janet Mosley of Springfield, MO; and three grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 30, 2009 at Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 2102 Northway Road, Williamport, PA from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Burial be be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA. Memorial contributions in Terences's name can be made to the charity of the donor's choice. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 28, 2009
MARCH - VAUGHNS, Robbie Jean March
Elmira, NY - Robbie Jean March Vaughns went home to be with the Lord on January 24, 2009. She worked for St. Joseph Hospital for 171/2 years. She leaves to mourn her husband, Rev. Johnny Vaughns; daughter, Carmen (Rodney) Bell; mother, Gladys March; brother, Arthur March Sr.; Uncle Edward Kemp; granddaughter, Mercedes Ayanna Bell; and grandson, Stefan Anthony Bell; nieces and nephews, Dana (Leah) Hadlock, Arthur March Jr., Yolanda March, Carmella March, Sade' March, Chanel March, and Martel Burns; great-nieces and nephews, Devin, Debron, Amari, Denzel, Yavari, Jerel, Namique, and Anastasia. Funeral Services will be Friday, January 30th at Noon, Church of Christ, 165 Miller Street, Horseheads. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/27/2009
McCAFFRTY - John G. McCaffrey, 81, of Covington, died at his residence on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009. Born March 26, 1927, in Baltimore, Md., and raised in Manhasset, N.Y., he was the son of the late George and Vitus (Galvin) McCaffrey. Mr. McCaffrey was a graduate of the Merchant Marine Academy at King’s Point in 1948 and traveled all over the world in that service. Later he served with honor as a Lieutenant, J.G., in the United States Navy, stationed in the Pacific. Following his discharge from service, he was an engineer with Combustion Engineering in New York. He designed and built a replica of a 17th century New England farmhouse, which was featured in various publications. He was an FAA certified private pilot and a member of the Raritan Yacht Club for many years. He piloted his own hot air balloon. His father was the chief accountant for the 1939 World’s Fair in New York. His great grandfather was known as the “Hay King” and was the president of the Mercantile Feed and Grain Exchange in Pittsburgh in the late 1800s. Throughout his life, Mr. McCaffrey had a great affection for animals and nature and devoted time to the care and enjoyment of both. He extended that care to humans when he served as a member of the Martinsville Rescue Squad. He was an avid reader across a wide range of topics, and was interested in sharing the knowledge he gained. Mr. McCaffrey is survived by his four children, Michael J. McCaffrey of Union Township, N.J., Thomas McCaffrey of Lebanon, N.J., Marianne Gehman of Nazareth, Lisa Carden of Whitehouse, N.J.; his former wife, Janet Freeh McCaffrey of Lebanon, N.J.; niece Linda Lawrence of Manhasset, N.Y., and 10 grand children. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 South Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, January 7, 2009
MELADY - Frederick Melady, 70, of 450 Kendrick Road, Wellsboro, died of kidney failure while in New Jersey for the holidays. He is survived by wife, Kathryn; and four children, Fred, Kelli, Patrick and Kathleen; five grandchildren; and one great grandson. - Mansfield Gazette, January 7, 2009
MILLER - Donald J. Miller of Parrish, Fla., formerly of Morris Run, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, in Florida. He was born Feb. 11, 1946, to Ethel and Albert Miller, who predeceased him. He was employed by Thatcher Glass and later Anchor Glass in Elmira Heights, N.Y. Surviving are his wife, Jean; daughter, Jennifer; son, Richard; and special granddaughter, Josie; step-sons, Robert, Daniel, Thomas, and Leslie Shutts; and stepdaughter, Laura. He was predeceased by one brother, Albert and is survived by brothers, George (Jane) of Mesa, Ariz., Charles (Grace) of Mansfield, Joseph (Rebecca) of Ashland, Va.; sisters, E. Catherine Moss of Elmira Heights, N.Y., Margaret (Thomas) Holley of Morris Run, Joann (Aaron) Brown of Shunk; Rosemary (Ronald) Black of Shippensburg; and Dorothy of Oklahoma. He is survived by 34 nieces and nephews and over 57 great and great-great nieces and nephews. He was special to al of them and enjoyed spending time with everyone at family functions. Uncle Donnie will be missed. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, traveling, or just riding his tractor. A memorial service will be held by his family. - Mansfield Gazette, January 7, 2009
MINNIER - Shane Collin Minnier, born Jan. 18, 2009, the infant son of Billie Jo Gross and Walt Minnier Jr. of RR 3 Box 156AB, Columbia Cross Roads, went to be with the angels on Jan. 25, 2009, at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda. He was pre-deceased by his grandfather William H. Gross Sr. He is survived by his grandparents Kathleen D. Gross of Columbia Cross Roads, Walt and Lynn Minnier Sr. of Chemung, N.Y.; aunt and uncle William H. and Maria Gross of Columbia Cross Roads; two half brothers and two half sisters also survive. All services for Shane will be private. Caring assistance is being provided by Cooley Tioga Point Cremation & Burial Option, Athens, Pa. RHW. Towanda Daily Review
MURPHY - PETERS, Dorothea Murphy
Of Northumberland, PA, formerly of Bloomfield Hills, MI, died on January 21, 2009. Dorothea was born in Elmira, NY on May 17, 1919 the daughter of the late John and Aimee (McMillan) Murphy. Survived by loving husband of 62 years, George Peters; children, Ann (Thomas) Williams of Dallas, TX, and John (Carrie) Peters of Lewisburg, PA; grandchildren, George and Michael Williams, and Shannon Peters. She was predeceased in death by brother, Dr. William J. Murphy and sister, Florence M. Becker. Dorothea was a 1941 graduate of Elmira College, member Phi Beta Kappa. A memorial service will be held on February 20, 2009 in Lewisburg, PA. Burial will be held privately. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/31/2009
NASH - Clarence "Reds" Nash, Jr., 84, of Mansfield, PA, died on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 in Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. Clarence was born on March 6, 1924 in Pipersville, PA, a son of Clarence and Gladys (Hough) Nash. He and his wife, Theresa "Terri" C. (Facciolo) Nash would have celebrated 33 years of marriage on February 20, 2009. Prior to his retirement, Clarence was employed with the Bridge Police for the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission and also was a farmer. He enjoyed assisting with dinners at Holy Child Catholic Church and participating with the Good Neighbors Club. In addition to his wife, Terri, he is survived by two sons, Michael Nash of Mansfield, PA, Wayne Nash of Baltimore, MD; a sister, Clare Wingate of Dublin, PA and two grandchildren, Brendan Nash and Destinee Jenkins. Clarence was predeceased by a brother, Kenneth Nash in 2003. At his request, there will be no services. Burial will be in the United Church of Christ Cemetery in Pipersville, PA. Memorial contributions may be made in Clarence's name to the charity of one's choice or to Laurel Health Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, January 28, 2009
PINE - NICHOLS, Alice "Bessie"
84, Spencer, died Friday, January 30, 2009, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She was born in Elmira, NY January 11, 1925, the daughter of Sidney and Mabel (Crapser) Pine. She is survived by four sons and four daughters, Clifford Nichols and Pat Parr, Lockwood, Howard (Coleen) Nichols, Newfield, Jean (Ted) Mills, Spencer, Lucinda (Rodger) Jantz, Candor, Rosemary (Robert) Goodwin, West Danby, Albert (Virginia) Nichols, Spencer, Raymond (Susan) Nichols, Owego, Lorraine Nichols, Spencer; 46 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, four+ great-great-grandchildren; cousin, Esther Leupp; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Sidney and Alan Pine. Bessie was a member of Halsey Valley Grange, TOPS, and West Danby Auxiliary. Friends may call on Sunday, February 1, 2009, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer. Funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. Spring interment will be in Halsey Valley Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to charity of one's choice. Flowers may be ordered at Baker Florist, 589-6200.
PINO - John R. Pino, Sr., 83, of Covington, deid Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008 at his home. John was born Nov. 5, 1925 in Mansfield, a son of Ross and Lena [Howe] Pino. John was the husband of the late Betty J. [Johnston] Pino who died in 2002. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II, Past Commander of the Mansfield VFW, a charter member of the NRA, a member of the Tioga County Early Days, and numerous tractor organizations. He enjoyed farming. John is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John Jr. & Kathy Pino of Covington; three daughters and sons-in-law, Dian and Bill Linam of Covington, Sue Ann Tokarz of Morris Run, Glenda and Ronald Moore of Morris Run, 9 grandchildren including a special grandson and caregiver, John [Lesa] Pino III; six great grandchildren; and a brother Ross Pino of Covington. He was predeceased by his wife, Betty, and a son, Richard in 2008. Family and friends were invited to call on Tuesday, Nov. 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Jacquelyn a. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PA, Mansfield. Funeral services were held immediately following the visitation at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Harry Colegrove officiating. - Mansfield Gazette, November 26, 2008
RAUSCHER - Dorothy Madeline Albert, 93, of Montrose, PA, formerly of Ralston-Bodines area, died Thursday, January 29, 2009. Born March 31, 1915 in Roaring Branch, PA, she was the daughter of the late Rozelle and Elsie (Terry) Rauscher. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Rollin L. Albert in 1975 and her son Ronald L. Albert in 2005. She is survived by her loving granddaughters, Shannon Albert of Los Gatos, CA, Wendy (Albert) Laney and husband David of Greenville, NC; great-grandchildren, Joshua and Seth Laney; and caring daughter-in-law Judith (Davis) Albert Ventresca of Montrose, PA. Services will be private. Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Montrose, PA, has been entrusted with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Community Foundation of Susquehanna-Wyoming Counties, Albert/Ventresca Family Fund, 36 Lake Ave., Montrose, PA 18801. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 30, 2009
RICE - Robert Rice, Sr., 75, of Canton, died, Jan. 9, 2009. A committal will be 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Beech Flats Cemetery with military honors. A memorial will be 11 a.m. at the Ward Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to the Ward U.M. Church, 474 Furman Rd., Canton, PA 17724. Pepper Funeral Home, Canton is assisting his family with arrangements. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 11, 2009
ROBERTS - Mrs. Florence [Roberts] Fell died Friday Aug. 29, 1975, at Bradenton Hospital, Bradenton, Fla. She is survived by her husband, John Fell, one niece, Mrs. Willard Smith of Wellsboro, and one cousin, Mrs. Eva Metzgar of Miami, Fla. - Wellsboro Gazette, September 4, 1975
Well Known Mansfield Businessman K. Rose dies at His Home
ROSE - King George Rose, 74, of RD#2, Mansfield, died Tuesday, July 28, 1981, at his home. He was born March 8, 1907, in Bloomfield, NJ, the son of Harry and Nellie Collins Rose. Mr. Rose was retired at the business manager for Mansfield State College. Currently, he was the accountant for Mitchell’s Service Station at Mansfield. He was the former owner of Rose Chevrolet at Mansfield. Mr. Rose was a member of First Baptist Church. He also was a member of the local Kiwanis Club and the borough water authority. Surviving are his wife, the former Jeannette Bailey; two sons, Edward L. of Wilmington, Ohio, and James A. of Fort Worth, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. Shirley Benson of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Anderson of Wellsboro, and five grandchildren. The funeral was held Friday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. The Rev. Benjamin Nevin, his pastor, officiated. - Wellsboro Gazette, August 5, 1981 MHS 1924
ROY Rexford L. II
"I'll Decide" - Was born July 10, 1961 in Elmira, NY, and died very unexpectedly on Sunday, February 1, 2009, at the age of 47. His beloved nephews, Frankie Crater III, Adam Roy and Richard Barber, predeceased Rex. He is survived by his loving wife of 9 years, Carol A. (Packard); twin sons, who were his life, Joshua and Justin Roy at home; parents, Shirley and John Divel; sisters, Sue (Don) Price, Bonnie Roy, Linda Pierce, Linette (Steve) Wintermute, Johnny Divel, and Brenda Roy; brothers, Dale E. (Sharon) Roy, Eddie (Brandi) Divel, Brian Roy and Richard (Sue) Lambert; mother and father-in-law, Richard and JoAnn Packard; brother-in-law, Keith Packard; along with many loving nieces and nephews, Angie (Ed) Wood, Justine Roy, Amanda Pierce, Derick Pierce, Dana (Lucas) Chamberlin, Zack Barber, Matthew (Colleen) Wintermute, Kienan Kelly, Johnnelle Jones, Emily Lambert, Adam Lambert, Katlyn Divel and Ashley Fitzwater; great-nieces and great-nephews, Alexis Wood, Blake Wood and Robby Packard; along with several other aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends; especially best friends, Mike and Cindy Becker. Rex was presently employed at Keck's Food Service in Millerton, PA. He was meticulous about all aspects of his carpentry and really whatever he worked on. Rex was also an excellent auto body/ paint detailer as well. Above all else, Rex was a wonderful husband, a great father to his dearly loved boys, an awesome brother, relative, and friend to all who will be dearly missed. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY, on Friday, February 6, 2009, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will follow, celebrating Rex's life at 6 p.m. with Pastor Myra Goss to officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in the name of Rexford L. Roy II may be directed to a trust fund established for his sons at Carol Roy, c/o First Citizens National Bank, P. O. Box 125, Gillett, PA 16925, ATTN: Cassy Dygert. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Published in the Star-Gazette from 2/3/2009 - 2/4/2009
RUSH - Samuel Colie Rush, 82, of St. James Street, Mansfield, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 1995, at Saratoga Manor, Saratoga. Born June 14, 1913, in Spartanburg, SC, he was the son of Benjamin and Julia Robinson Rush. He was an avid golfer and former member of the Mansfield Lions Club. He was a World War II Navy Veteran and a retiree of Ward Manufacturing, Blossburg. Preceding him in death was his wife, Eleanor Johns Rush, Nov. 30, 1994. Surviving are three daughters, Susan Rush of Tucson, Ariz., Deborah McGovern of Charlotte, NC and Mary Schultz of Royersford; a brother, Edgar Rush of Spartanburg, NC; two sisters, Nora Koopman and Jessie Mae Alley, both of Spartanburg; two grandchildren, Christin and Amy Moore of Royersford. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 30, at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Mansfield. The Rev. Dr. Thomas D. Thomas will officiate. Arrangements are being handled by the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, December 27, 1995
SANDERS - Pauline A. Altieri, 88, of Troy, Pa., died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009 at the Bradford County Manor. Born Dec. 8, 1920 in Hughesville, she is survived by: her husband, John, of 61 years; her son, Raymond (Gene) and Dolores Smith of Milan, Pa.; grandson Vincent Smith of Bethel Park, Pa.; her granddaughter, Lorie Anderson of Athens, Pa.; three great-grandchildren, Alexandra and Zachary Anderson and Matthew Smith; two sisters-in law, Ida Sanders of Williamsport, Pa. and Rose Altieri of Sayre, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Harry R. Sanders. Pauline retired from the kitchen dept. at the Robert Packer Hospital. A time for gathering with family and friends will be from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009 at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. The celebration of Pauline's life will follow the visitation, with the Rev. James Donahoo honoring her memory at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made to one's favorite charity. - Sayre Morning Times, January 11, 2009
SMITH - Mrs. Irene S. English, 82 [SRGP 11392] years old of Camp Hill, formerly of Wellsboro died on Friday, May 16, at the Polyclinic Medical Center in Harrisburg. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Mechanicsburg, PA. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Alice I. Souder[?] of Camp Hill, and Mrs. Wilma F. Waleane[?] of Allentown and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Myers Hall Funeral Home, 1903 Market Street, Camp Hill, PA with the Rev. Orville Warner officiating. Interment was in the Rolling Green Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. - Wellsboro Gazette, May 21, 1980
SMITH - Stuart “Kevin” Smith, 34, of Tioga, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at his home. Kevin was born April 16, 1974, in Birdsboro, a son of Wesley L. “Wes” and Dianna B (Mosteller) Smith of Lawrenceville. Family and friends were invited to call on Wednesday, Jan. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield. A funeral service was held immediately following calling hours at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. 16933 to assist with funeral expenses. - Mansfield Gazette, January 7, 2009
SPRINGER - SHIVE, Ruth M.
Age 90, of Weller Ave. in Horseheads, died after an extended illness Jan. 30, 2009 at Elcor Health Service Center. Ruth is survived by her devoted husband of over 60 years, Earl Shive; brother-in-law, Charles (Elizabeth) Shive of Dauphin, PA; and several nieces and nephews, including Sandra and Rev. Richard Barner of Towanda, PA; and many dear friends and neighbors. Ruth and Earl were also predeceased by their son, Ronald, in 1994. Ruth was born in Lock Haven, PA, on April 29, 1918 to the late Roy and Jennie (Greene) Springer. Together with her husband they were longtime residents of Horseheads since 1952. She was an employee of Woolworth Department Stores in Horseheads. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads on Wed., Feb. 4, 2009, from 2-3:00 p.m. Her service will take place there at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 3:00 p.m. with her nephew, the Rev. Richard Barner, officiating. Interment in Rest Haven Cemetery, Lock Haven, PA. Those wishing may also remember Ruth with memorials to the Chemung County Alzheimer's Support, Chemung Co. Office for the Aging, PO Box 288, 425 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14902. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. Published in the Star-Gazette from 2/1/2009 - 2/2/2009
TINDER - POPE, Marylou A.
76, of Galeton, PA, died on Sunday, January 11, 2009, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Born June 25, 1932 in Marshlands, PA, she was a daughter of the late Stephen H. and Anna Grace (Wetmore) Tinder. She was a 1951 graduate of Galeton High School and a member of the National Honor Society. Marylou cleaned for St. Bibiana's Catholic Church in Galeton for 13 years. She was a Parishioner of St. Bibiana's Catholic Church, a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Galeton Moose. She loved nature and cherished her cats. Surviving are a son, David A. Pope, Galeton; a daughter, Marguerite (Michael V., Sr.) Stirnaman, Galeton; two grandchildren, Michael, Jr. and Kathleen, Galeton; four brothers, Robert (Marg) Tinder, Vestal, NY, Eldon Tinder, Running Springs, CA, Alvoid (Betty) Tinder, Ulysses, PA, and Stanley Tinder, Lockport, NY; a sister, Veronica (Tom) Stager, Wellsboro; and a special sister-in-law, Dorit (Tom) Simpson, Rialto, CA. In addition to her parents, Marylou was predeceased by a brother, Andrew; and three sisters, Cora, Eloise, and Dorothy. Friends may call Wednesday, January 14, 2009, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA and on Thursday, January 15, 2009, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at St. Bibiana's Catholic Church in Galeton with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Joseph Dougherty will be the Celebrant. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Cancer Society. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/13/2009
TOBEY - PERSONIUS, Aileen W.
Age 92, of Horseheads and formerly of Watkins Glen, NY died peacefully on Friday, January 30, 2009, at Bethany Manor, Horseheads. Aileen was born on March 6, 1916 in Corning, NY, the daughter of Harry and Ethel Tobey. She graduated from Corning Free Academy. Aileen was a devoted wife and mother who enjoyed an active family life. She and her late husband "Curly" Personius founded and operated several restaurants in the local area, including Curly's Chicken House in Elmira. She is survived by three sons, Jack Weber (Barbara) of Port Charlotte, FL, Ronald Weber (Connie) of Tucker, Georgia, and Gary Weber of Horseheads; seven grandchildren, David Weber, Rhonda Demolino, Carl Weber, Rebekah Prince, Gary "Chris" Weber, Beth Ann Mattison, and Lisa Neil; eight great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard "Curly" W. Personius in 2002; and first husband, Carl A. Weber in 1957. Also, she was predeceased by a step-daughter, Joan Heichel; brother, Leon Tobey; sister, Thelma Tobey; brother-in-law, Harold Tobey; sister-in-law, Francis Tobey; and daughters-in-law, Linda Weber and Jane Weber. The family will receive friends at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Monday from 1:00-2:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held immediately following at 2:00 p.m.; burial will be at Hope Cemetery, Corning, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/31/2009
TOWER - BROWN, Eileen
Age 42, of Troy, PA, died December 28, 2008. She was born August 17, 1966 in Elmira, NY, a daughter of Patricia (Strickland) Cowl of Troy and the late Charles Tower. Besides her mother; she is survived by her beloved husband, Earl; children, Ashlie Yellenic, Muncy, Pa., Sarrah Myers, Granville Summit, Pa., and John Myers at home; a grandbaby, Morrigan; a sister, Kass Saxon,Troy; and many other extended family members. A brother, Steven, predeceased her. Friends may call 12 to 1 p.m., Wednesday at Pepper's in Canton. Services and burial will be private. Memorials may be made to The Stepping Stones Foundation, P.O. Box 452, Bedford Hills, NY 10507. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/30/2008
TRUEX William E.
69, of Horseheads, and formerly of Binghamton, died unexpectedly on January 6, 2009 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira. He was predeceased by his parents, Earl and Elizabeth Truex; and his wife, Donna. He is survived by two daughters, Carrie Truex, Wrightsville, PA, and Vicki and Paul Bange, Binghamton; three grandsons, Alexander, Simon and William; four brothers, Steve and Marlene Truex, Syracuse, Gordon and Diane Truex, Binghamton, and Randy and Karen Truex, Binghamton; and a special friend, Mary Poteat, Horseheads; several nieces and nephews. He was a member of High Street United Methodist Church, Binghamton; served in the National Guard; and retired after 35 years from Martin Marietta, Johnson City. He was also a crossing guard for the Horseheads School District. William was a wonderful father and was a very compassionate and generous person. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. from the High Street United Methodist Church, 1288 Vestal Ave., Binghamton, with the Rev. Ann S. Blair officiating. Burial will be in Riverhurst Cemetery, Endwell. The family will receive their friends on Friday evening from 7 - 9 at the Coleman & Daniels Funeral Home, 300 E. Main St., Endicott.
TUTTLE - Alice J. [Tuttle] McKean, 87, of Marionville, MO died Thursday, June 23, 2005 at the Ozarks Methodist Manor after a long illness. Alice was born December 17, 1917 in Burlington, PA, the daughter of Frances and Clay Tuttle. After marrying Milton McKean of Burlington in 1939, they moved to Auburn, NY, then Scotia, NY and Springfield, OH. In 1976 they moved to Springfield, MO to be near their children. After the death of her husband Alice worked with the Widowed Persons Service, becoming a national trainer and traveling to various cities to help them start organizations. Alice us survived by four children and ten grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Milton; a son; all of her siblings, Katherine Rabenold, Frances Maw McKean, Phyllis May, Clay [Pete] Tuttle and Harry Tuttle. Alice was cremated under the direction of Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home of Springfield, MO. The ashes of both Alice and Milton will be returned to Pennsylvania to be placed near their family members there where a service will be held at a later date. - Troy Gazette-Register, July 7, 2005
TYLER - PARSONS, Dorothy "Jonsey" Tyler
Age 85, of Chillicothe, died 10:35 a.m. Thursday, January 29, 2009, at her residence unexpectedly. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 3, 2009, in the Ware Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Ohio, with Captain Faith A. Miller officiating. Friends may call at the Wares from 11 to 1 p.m. prior to the funeral on Tuesday. Dorothy was born April 29, 1923 in Herrick Township, PA to the late William and Margaret Woodruff Tyler. In Elmira, NY on February 8, 1943, she married Paul E. Parsons, Sr. who died June 10, 1979. Surviving are children, Sharon (Ernest) Dunn, with whom she lived, John Parsons, Sr., Paul (Bonnie) Parsons, Jr., both of Elmira, NY, Vivian Maccabee, of Dayton, and Julie Reed and companion Joe Combs, of Circleville; a daughter-in-law, Sue Parsons, of Auburn, NY; former daughter-in-law, Connie Landon, of Florida; 22 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Ray (Rita) Tyler and Victor Tyler, both of Elmira, NY; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Marland "Skip" Parsons, Sr.; a son-in-law, Frank Maccabee; two grandsons; sisters, Pearl, Mina, and Myrtle; and brothers, William, Arthur and Alva. Dorothy was an avid bingo player.
Age 72, of Elmira, died Sunday, December 21, 2008 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center – SNF. Catherine was born May 28, 1936, a daughter of Wasel and Anna Repella Urkewich. She is survived by her sisters, Sophie Norman of Elmira Heights, and Dorothy Gonnella of St. Petersburg, FL; along with several nieces and nephews. Catherine was retired from Thatcher Glass where she had worked as an inspector for over 38 years. Private services were held. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/24/2008
VAN DUSER Ralph L.
Ralph L. Van Duser, died peacefully at his home January 17, 2009 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Elmira, New York, he lived most of his life in upstate New York. He retired from Auburn Memorial Hospital where he was the Assistant Administrator. Ralph served in the US Army in the occupation duty during WWII. Preceded in death by sisters, Joyce Roberts, JoNan Van Duser; grandson, Joseph Van Duser. He is survived by his loving wife of 30+ years, Maureen; sons, Peter K. (Gail Davis), Patrick R. (Cathy Morris), Timothy L. (Judith Clairmont) Van Duser; daughters, Candace E. Bond, Cynthia A. Van Duser (Robert Pullen), Melissa M. (Keith) Henderson; grandchildren, Todd (Amy) Van Duser, Joseph (Billie) Van Duser, Justin Bond, Jessica Bond, Timothy (Cassandra) Rossi, Brian Cannon, Christopher Selva, Ryan (Kara) Keelen, Tia Henderson, Lauren M. Van Duser; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Gerald R. (Shirley) and Jan A. (Barbara) Van Duser; and many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. The family wishes to extend a special thank you for the loving care provided by Hospice and Ralph's personal aides, Sherrie, Monica and Roger. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the Billow FAIRLAWN Chapel, 85 N. Miller Rd., Akron. Burial at the Veterans Cemetery in Saratoga, New York at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice VNS, 3358 Ridgewood Rd, Fairlawn 44333 or the Oncology Fund at Akron General Development Foundation, 400 Wabash Ave, Akron 44307. (Billow FAIRLAWN Chapel, 330-867-4141) Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/18/2009
VAN ETTEN - ROBERTS, Shirley M.
Horseheads, NY - 76, a longtime resident of Amsterdam, died on Thursday, January 29, 2009, at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads. Shirley was born on October 20, 1932, in Utica, a daughter of the late Gordon and Marion Burningham Van Etten. She graduated from Utica Free Academy and received a degree in Business Administration from Fulton Montgomery Community College. She married the late Harold Roberts on November 27, 1954, in Utica. Mrs. Roberts served as the Director of the Sarah Jane Sanford Home for Elderly Women in Amsterdam, NY until her retirement in 1998. She is survived her three daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Richard Hart of Horseheads, Diane and Vincent Dodge, Liverpool, and Laurie and Scott Irwin of Clifton Park; grandchildren, Michael and Matthew Hart, Lauren and Kaitlyn Dodge and Zachary and Rachael Irwin; brother, Gordon Van Etten and his wife, Claudette, of Colchester, VT; sister, Arlene Bower and her husband, George, of Utica; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral will be on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, Forty Main St., Whitesboro. Interment will be in Grand View Cemetery. Calling hours will be on Saturday from 12:00 to 1:00 prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider the Sarah Jane Sanford Home, 69 Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam, NY, in memory of Mrs. Roberts. The family would like to thank the staff of Woodbrook in Elmira and Hickory Knoll at Elcor for the excellent care and comfort that was given to Shirley.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/30/2009
VANKURIN Donald E., Sr.
Age 79, of Painted Post, NY, died Monday, January 5, 2009, at Chemung County Nursing Facility in Elmira, NY. Don was born in Corning, NY on October 13, 1929 to Ivan Glen and Gladys (Hubbard) VanKurin. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He married Marylou Schoonover in 1949 in Corning, NY and was employed by Corning Glass Works as an air conditioning and refrigeration mechanic and pipe fitter. He is survived by his wife, Marylou; three daughters, Susan (John) Hendrickson of Pottstown, PA, Nancy (Paul) Braun of Lexington, KY, and Heidi (Rick) Vary of Elmira, NY; two sons, Donald (Chrysis Cesaretti) VanKurin of Dallas, TX and Leon (Brenda) VanKurin of Corning; six sisters, Eloise Jacobus of Corning, Winifred Beebe of Corning, Jan (Carly) Crooker of Caton, Evelyn (Morris) Gridley of Lindley, Leslie (Ernest) Bliss of New Castle, PA and Caroyln Bates of Cameron Mills; six brothers, Ken (Carolyn) VanKurin of Oregon, Richard (Jeri) VanKurin of Georgia, Gerald VanKurin of Wellsville, Maynard (Barb) Wellington of Avoca, David Wellington of Corning, James Wellington of Corning; a sister-in-law, Ruth VanKurin of Painted Post; 13 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, many nieces and nephews. Donald was predeceased by his sister, Glenora Martin; and by a brother, Benjamin VanKurin. Calling hours will be Thursday, January 8th, from 3 until 5 p.m. and on Friday, January 9th, from 10 - 11:00 a.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning, where funeral services will follow calling hours at 11:00 a.m. with his grandson Reverend John Hendrickson officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Knoll Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Don's name to the Chemung County Nursing Facility, Elmira, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/7/2009
VanNOY - William E. VanNoy, 64, of Mansfield, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006 at home. He was born Nov. 13, 1941 in Elmira, NY, the son of Raymond and Henrietta Bohlayer VanNoy. Bill was a United State Navy veteran and a member of the Morris Run American Legion. In addition to his mother of Wellsboro, he is survived by a son, Scott of Bristol, Tenn.; daughter, Paige Baker of Blountville, Tenn.; brother, Byron of Covington; two sisters. Linda Thomas of Hornell, NY, Judy VanNoy of Lewisburg; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father in 1995. Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Mansfield with Rev. Richard Berg officiating. - Wellsboro Gazette, October 11, 2006
VAUGHAN Elwyn E. Sr.
Age 85, of Vanderhoff Rd., Elmira, died unexpectedly at home Sat., Jan. 10, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Martha; son, Elwyn (Linda) Vaughan Jr. of Horseheads, NY, daughters, Caroleen Vaughan of Boulder, MT, Corisse Vaughan of Burke, VA, Norreen (Patrick) Opper of New Lebanon, NY, and Karen (Douglas Stubbs) Vaughan of Corning, NY; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was retired from the US Post Office as a supervisor in the Elmira branch. At his request, there will be no prior calling hours or flowers. A memorial service will be planned in the future. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/12/2009
WALKER Penny Jo
Age 51, of Pleasant Valley Rd., Osceola, PA, died January 17, 2009 at her home. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Saturday, January 24, 2009, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., where memorial services will be held following calling hours at 2:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Laurel Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901; or American Cancer Society, 1948 E. 3rd St., Williamsport, PA 17701.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/19/2009
WALRATH - RIZZO, Arline Louise
Arline Louise Rizzo, 79, of Mansfield, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, at Broad Acres, Wellsboro. Born March 17, 1929 in Jasper, NY she was the daughter of Mavis E. Parker Walrath and Levi J. Walrath. She was married April 26, 1953 to Michael E. Rizzo Sr., who survives. Arline retired from her job as a bookkeeper for Kingdom Company, Mansfield, in 2003. She will be dearly missed by all who loved her. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Robert in 1987 and Clair in 2005. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are her four children, Cheryl (Maison) A. Clarke of Mansfield, Marc (Antoinette) A. Rizzo of Diamond Bar, CA, Lori J. Bowers of Syracuse, NY, Michael E. Rizzo Jr. of Syracuse NY; nine grandchildren, Aaron (Sara) Clarke of Mechanicsburg, Micah (Rachael) Clarke of East Norriton, Tamara (Peter) Dearborn of Brighton, MA, Nicholas Rizzo of Diamond Bar, CA, Dominic (Deanna) Rizzo of Chino Hills, CA, Nathan Bowers of Syracuse, NY, Diana (Joshua) Petlock of Wyalusing, Leah Rizzo of Syracuse, NY, Malachi Rizzo of Syracuse, NY; one great-grandchild, Damian Rizzo of Chino Hills, CA; and two great-granddaughters due in February, 2009; a sister, Shirley (Henry) Ford of Kent, NY; brothers, Reed (Carol) Walrath of Corning, NY, Charles (Alice) Walrath of Addison, NY, Norman Walrath, of Wildwood, FL; sisters-in-law, Anna Walrath of Apopka, FL, Joyce Walrath of Chiefland, FL, and Lucia Bowles of Geneseo, NY; brother-in-law, Thomas (Marion) Rizzo of Buffalo, NY; and several nieces and nephews. At her request, there will be no services. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted to Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Lung Association. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/30/2008
WATSON Daniel L.
Beloved husband, father and friend, Daniel L. Watson went to Jesus on Sunday, January 18, 2009, at the age of 56. Dan was born on February 20, 1952 in Howard, NY. He attended high School in East Williamson, NY, graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College and earned his Masters Degree at Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, KY. He served the Free Methodist Church, was an insurance salesman, and most recently worked for the New York West Youth Soccer Association where he worked as office manager for 11 years. His parents, Blanchard and Helen Watson; and son, Darrel, predecease him. He will be greatly missed by friends and family; his wife, Vikki; children, Michelle (Matthew) Trost, Rebecca Watson, Phillip Watson; grandsons, Isaac and Connor Trost; brother and sisters, Frances Watson, Terry Watson, Sandra Hammond, Nancy Gates, and Mark Watson; as well as aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews. Dan was a member of the Odessa Baptist Church, and served other congregations as needed, preaching the Gospel. He belonged to the Golf League at Watkins Glen Golf Course and was a soccer coach in Schuyler County for 16 years. He loved the kids on his teams and was proud of them. He also belonged to Lighthouse Christian Camp Association, a camp for families. His treasure on earth was his wife, children and entire extended family. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Wednesday, January 21, 2009, between the hours of 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. His funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 22, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, South St., Montour Falls, NY. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be given to the Odessa Baptist Church Building Fund, 200 Maple Ave., Odessa, NY 14869, GLM Scholarship Fund, 700 N. Decatur Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891 or to the Lighthouse Christian Camp, 9574 Somerset Drive, Barker, NY 14012. Published in the Star-Gazette from 1/19/2009 - 1/20/2009
WEBSTER - ROBBINS, Jacquelyn W. "Jackie"
Age 82, of Nichols Street, Wellsboro, PA, died January 27, 2009 at Carleton Senior Care. She was the wife of the late Mason O. "Robbie" Robbins who died June 28, 1988. Jackie was born May 19, 1926 in Marsh Creek, PA, the daughter of the late Floyd W. and Erissa Burton Webster. She was a lab technician for the former Corning Glass Works and GTE of Wellsboro for twenty-three years, retiring in 1988. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wellsboro. Surviving are sons, Craig Perry of North Carolina, and Freal Perry of Wellsboro; daughters, Brenda Perry of Colorado, and Ann Bryant of Wellsboro; five grandchildren, Jeff Perry, Dylan Finney, Clint Perry, Erisa Bryant and Daren Bryant; two great-grandchildren; three step-sons, Michael, Stephen, and Robert Robbins; sisters, Diane (Richard) Killingstad of Wellsboro, and Joan (Edward) Boyce of Walker, MI; sister-in-law, Lorene Webster of Wellsboro; brother-in-law, Earl Coolidge of Wellsboro. She was preceded in death by brothers, Vaughn, Ward and Reed Webster, and sister, Helen Coolidge. Friends and family are invited to Jackie's Life Celebration on Saturday, January 31, 2009 from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. A Memorial Service will follow at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/29/2009
Age 38, of 3720 Cummings Creek Road, Lawrenceville, PA, died December 22, 2008. He was born December 16, 1970 in Stratford, NJ, the son of Karl H. and Ursula Birkholz Werner. He worked for Corning Inc. at the Diesel plant, was a member of the Lodge #434 I00F, Nelson, PA. He enjoyed farming, computers, music, reading and Legos. He is survived by wife, LaRenda; daughters, Heather Werner, Heidi Werner, Wendy (Ron) Pfunter, Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Jesse and Jordan; parents, Karl and Ursula Werner, Lawrenceville, PA; brothers, Michael (Kathleen) Werner, Mechanicsville, MD, Eric Werner, Wellsboro, PA; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Saturday, December 27, 2008, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. where memorial services will be held following calling hours at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Dorothy Densmore, officiating. Family will furnish the flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Published in the Star-Gazette from 12/24/2008 - 12/25/2008
WHEELER - MORGAN, Doris J.
A loving Mother, Sister, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother - Age 74, of Montour Falls, NY, formerly of Cayuta, NY, went to be with our Lord very unexpectedly on Saturday, January 17, 2009. She is survived by Bill Morgan Sr. and her children, Deb (Ron) Reid, Cheryl (Pete) Tavish, Sue Morgan, Bill Morgan Jr. and Tom (Mary) Morgan; brothers, Bill Wheeler, Dave Wheeler; and sister, Linda House; along with numerous, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Doris was a retiree of Cornell Laundry, a member of Rebecca Lodge and a member of the Cayuta Free Church. Doris was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Blanche Wheeler; and brother, Frank Wheeler, Jr.; and mother and father-in-law, Arnie and Eva Morgan. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 534 Church St., Odessa, NY on Tuesday, January 20, 2009, between the hours of 5 to 7 p.m. Her service will be held immediately following at 7 p.m. The Rev. David Braid will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of Schuyler County, PO Box 427, Montour Falls, NY 14865. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/19/2009
WHITNEY Norman R. II
54, of Tioga, PA, died January 15, 2009, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA, after being stricken at home. He was born April 24, 1954 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of Norman and Emogene Greene Whitney. Norm was a road construction worker. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, the former Patricia Fernan; his brothers, Mark of Tioga, PA, Kevin of N. Fort Myers, FL; his sister, Karen Swain of Deltona, FL; several nieces and nephews; and his pets, Skippy and Tuffy. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Tuesday 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday 6-8 p.m. Published in the Star-Gazette from 1/18/2009 - 1/19/2009
WILCOX - Rev. C. Hildreth Wilcox - Word has been received here of the recent death of C. Hildreth Wilcox of Upper Lake, California, who died March 22, 1983 in Hollywood, Fla. He was born Dec. 28, 1902, in Sullivan Township, and was raised in Covington, His parents were the late Mr. & Mrs. Herrick [Blanche Harvey] Wilcox. He attended Mansfield State College, University of Pennsylvania, Practical Bible Training School in Binghamton, NY, and the Northern Baptist Seminary in Chicago, where he received his bachelor's degree in divinity. In 1928 he married Lina A. Knapp in Elmira, NY. The Rev. Wilcox was active in the formation of the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches serving on the governing council for 14 years. In 1953, the Wilcox family moved to Lake County, California, and started the Meteor Ranch Bible Conference. He was the founding pastor of the Clear Lake Baptist Church of Lakeport, and in 1971 he became one of the founders of Deep Valley Christian School of Redwood Valley. Following his retirement, a home was purchased in Hollywood, Fla. Where the couple have been wintering since 1973. During his retirement Pastor Wilcox has served as interim pastor of the Grace Baptist Church of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. And has been pulpit supply pastor for many other churches in California and Florida. Survivors include his wife Lina, daughter, Alice, Cherry Valley, Cal.; a sister, Lucile Zimmer, Covington; sons, the Rev. Conrad Wilcox, Wheaton, Ill., the Rev. David Wilcox, Elkhart, Ill, Gordon Wilcox and Donald Wilcox, both of Upper Lake, Calif.; 19 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held in Hollywood, Fla. And Lakeport, Calif. - Wellsboro Gazette, April 23, 1983 MHS 1920
WILCOX - Martin H. Wilcox, 89, of Canton, PA, died Thursday, September 22, 2005 at his residence. Born December 6, 1915 in Stanley, NY he was one of seven sons in the family of Ralph and Bertha May [Sellard] Wilcox. During his youth the family moved to Canton and he graduated from Canton High School in 1934. He was employed as a pressman for Moore Business Forms in Elmira for nearly 30 years. He was a World War II veteran of the UN Navy. He was a life member of Roaring Run Memorial VFW Post in Gillett, the American Legion Post in Morris Run and attended the Church of Christ [Disciples of Christ] in Canton. In recent years he and his wife Elsie were residents of the McCallum Manor in Canton. Martin is survived by his wife of 38 years, Elsie Sriven Wilcox; daughters, Cynthia [Richard] Dean of Troy and Patricia Handley of Buffalo, NY; two granddaughters and a great-grandson; numerous nieces and nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by brothers, Arnold, William, Sellard, Emerson, Clarence and Lawrence Wilcox. Services were slated for September 28th at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with calling hours from noon to 1 and services following at 1 p.m. with close family and friend Richard Pratt officiating. Interment will be private. Memorial in Martin’s name may be directed to Memorial Hospital Hospice Services, 1 Hospital Blvd., Towanda, PA 18848 - Troy Gazette-Register, September 29, 2005
WILSON - Bastian Wilson of Troy, Pa. (formerly of Holbrook, N.Y.) on Jan. 13, 2009 died in his 75th year. He was the beloved husband of Rosemarie; loving Father of Rusty, Richard (Sheila), Denise O'Brien (William), Donna Pfluke (Donald); dear brother of Albert Wilson and Alice Becker; cherished grandfather of Michelle, Brian, Brittany, Christopher, Christine and Danny Wilson, Deanna, Dayna, Samantha and Jordan Pfluke, and Sean, Brett and Carolyn O'Brien. He was a carpenter, avid outdoorsmen and he enjoyed watching his grandchildren participate in sports and other activities. Reposing Moloney's Lake Funeral Home, 132 Ronkonkoma Ave., Lake Ronkonkoma, where a Religious Service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, at St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Ronkonkoma. Interment will follow at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton. Visiting hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. RHW. Towanda Daily Review.
WINGATE - E. Louise Lee - When only memories remain ………. Let them be beautiful. Our hearts were saddened when our loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, E. Louise Lee, 95, formerly of Wellsboro and Syracuse, NY, a resident of Tioga Senior Living Center, and most recently a resident of the Tioga Nursing Facility, Waverly, NY, died on Wednesday, April 25, 2007, following a period of declining health. Louise was born Nov. 12, 1911 in Wellsboro, a daughter of the late Clarence P. and Lydia Vera Johnson Wingate. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School and later graduated from the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing in 1933. Louise was a devoted nurse and caregiver to many. She enjoyed reading, although her greatest pleasure was being with her family. Louise is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Richard [Linda] Lee; her daughters and sons-in-law, Linda [Jack] Price of Easton, Wash., Mary [Richard] Johnson of Sayre, Carol [William] Coon of Gaines, Patricia [Joseph] Lawn of Syracuse, NY; 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Louise was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Edwin Lee; daughter, Sandra Ulrick; and a sister, Gladys “Polly” Wingate. Abiding with her wishes, cremation will take place at the Tioga Point Crematory, Athens. A time of remembering will be held at the convenience of the family. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Lourdes Hospice, 169 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY 13905 in loving memory of E. Louise Lee. Caring assistance is being provided by The Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 South Main St., Nichols. - Mansfield Gazette, May 2, 2007
WRIGHT - Richard J. “Rick” Wright died at age 54 on Friday, July 1, 2005. He was a lifelong member of the Mosherville, PA community. He was born in Elmira, NY, August 12, 1950, the son of Carolyn [Card] Wright and the late Rexford Wright. Rick was a private school bus contractor for the Troy Area School District. He was a lifetime member and former Fire Chief of the Big Elm Volunteer Fire Department, a United States Air Force Veteran and member of the Clarence Oliver Post #154 American Legion in Elmira Heights, NY. Rick is survived by his wife of 30 years, Jenny Wright; son, Michael Wright of Mosherville; mother, Carolyn [Card] Wright, also of Mosherville; sisters, Candice [Curt] Tofts of Troy, PA, Penny [Randy] Crane of Millerton, PA; brothers, Edgar [Cheryl] Wright of Millerton, PA, David [Dawn] Wright of Gillett, PA; uncle, Harry [Ann] Card of Lakeland, FL; aunt, Ida Murdock of Lime, NY; several nieces and nephew whom he adored. Extended family include Richard [Bonnie] Edwards of Palmyra, VA; Jeri Anne Edwards of Elmira, NY; Donna [“Dale”] Edwards of VanEtten, NY; Jim [Kate] Edwards of Golden Glow, NY; Steve [Trina] Edwards of Temple, TX; Joe [“Michelle”] Edwards of Elmira, NY. Rick is predeceased by his father, Rexford; brother, Michael; sister, Patricia. Funeral services for Rick will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were by the Olthof Funeral Home. At the conclusion of the calling hours July 5th the Big Elm Volunteer Fire Department conducted a memorial service to honor the life and service of their former Fire Chief, Richard J. Wright. Please make memorials in Rick’s name to the Big Elm Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 249, Millerton, PA 16936 - Troy Gazette-Register, July 7, 2005
YENGER - McCORMICK, Shirley E.
80, a resident of Albright Rd., New Haven, NY, died January 15, 2009 at St. Luke's Health Services. Born in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of the late Beatram and Catherine (Terrill) Yenger. She graduated from the Elmira Free Academy High School in 1946. Shirley worked many years as a Telephone Operator for New York Telephone and Sears Roebucks. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Everyone she met loved her and she had a smile for everybody. Surviving are her husband, James D. McCormick, who she married at Blessed Sacrement Church, Syracuse on July 31, 1976; two daughers, Kathy Solometo of Elmira and Cheryl (Naftali) Solometo Berrill of Great Neck, L.I.; a stepdaughter, Margaret Taylor of Elmira; two stepsons, Jamie (Debbie) McCormick of Elmira and John (Karen) McCormick of Horsehead, NY; a granddaughter, Andrea (Trevor) Fritz of Jacksonville, FL; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Her beloved husband will miss her warm and friendly smile. He says living with Shirley was like living in a little corner of Heaven. He will cherish her memories forever! Funeral Services will be held 9 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Church. Burial will be in Onondaga Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Camillus, NY. Calling hours will be held 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the Nelson Funeral Home, 11 West Albany St., Oswego. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/16/2009
ZEIGLER - WHITMAN, Betty Jean Zeigler
Born in 1926 in Horseheads, NY, died quietly January 20, 2009 following a prolonged illness. She is survived by Franklin, her loving husband of sixty-one years; her daughter, Cynthia; her three sons, David, Franklin Jr., and John; thirteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Kay Cullen and Carolyn Frost, both of Horseheads, NY. As a young woman, she sang in a trio, and later in life lent her lovely voice to the church choir. Franklin and Betty moved their family from New York to central California in 1969. A talented artist in her own right, Betty was drawn to the art treasures of Hearst Castle, where she guided tours for sixteen years. In 1989 Franklin and Betty relocated to Mt. Aukum. They lived there until May 2005, when they moved into Placerville. Betty loved quilting, painting, gardening, and did volunteer work at Jackson Hospital, The Hospice, The Public Library, and Pioneer School. She was also an active member of Pioneer Bible Church in Mt. Aukum, where a memorial service will be held for her at 3:30 p.m. Friday, January 23, 2009. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Heart foundation are accepted. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/22/2009
? STEWART, Sheila D.
Of Elmira, died January 22, 2009 while asleep at her home at the age of 63. In addition to her loving family and caring friends, she is survived by her loving husband, Thomas Stewart. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Friday, January 30, 2009, from 10 – 11 a.m. A memorial service will follow at 11:00. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/29/2009
? VOSBURG, Margaret H.
Age 82, of Big Flats, NY, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 28, 2009, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was loved dearly by all who knew her well. Margaret is survived by her children, Lorraine (Stephen) Picard, Paul Vosburg, and Ron Vosburg Sr.; grandchildren, Tammy (Dave) Jones, Deanna Picard, Ron Vosburg Jr., Kim Tretowicz, and Christopher Jones; sisters, Matilda Riccitelli and Anna Rothschild. It was Margaret's request that there be no calling hours and a Graveside Service will be held in the Spring. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/1/2009