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ALLEN - ENNIS, Ruth Helen
93, Spencer, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, March 31, 2009, from Elder Wood, Waverly, NY. She was born in Spencer, NY, January 20, 1916, the daughter of the late Jay and Mary (Swansbrough) Allen. She was predeceased by four sisters, Cora Lanning, Nora Wandell, Lillian Vanderpool and Marion Annis. Ruth is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Faye and Jack Crance, Spencer; grandchildren, Jack and Terrie Crance, Candor, David and Tricia Crance, Spencer; three great-grandchildren, Amy, Andrew and Kelsey Crance, Spencer; two nieces, Lillian VanAtta and Linda Frank, both of Spencer. Services will be held for convenience of the family. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Spencer, NY. Ruth was a member of Christ the King Fellowship Presbyterian in Spencer. Memorials may be directed to her church or Spencer Emergency Squad. Arrangements are with Allen-Manzer Funeral Home, Spencer, NY.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/1/2009

AUMICK Daniel R.
Age 61, of Mansfield, PA, died Thursday, March 26, 2009 at the VA Medical Center, Bath, NY. Daniel was born December 6, 1947 in Troy, PA, a son of the late Stanley L. and Gloria (Hoffman) Aumick. He was the husband of Sophia G. (Stone) Aumick. Daniel was a welder while serving in the U. S. Navy, and was an avid coon hunter. Daniel is survived by his wife, Sophia of Mansfield, PA; three sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas and Lori Stone, Earle Aumick, LeRoy and "Heidi" Root Aumick; a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Jonathan Tice; step-mother, Clara Bell Aumick; nine grandchildren; one great grandchild; three brothers and two sisters; six sisters-in-law and 1 brother-in-law. He was predeceased by two brothers.
Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, March 30, 2009 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Donations may be made in Daniel's memory to the American Diabetes Assoc., 2040 Linglestown Rd., Suite 106, Harrisburg, PA 17110.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/27/2009

BECKER Joseph F.
Age 74, of Ulysses, PA, formerly of Newark, DE, died Wednesday, March 25, 2009. Born June 6, 1934, in Wilkes-Barre, PA, he was the son of Gustave Adolph and Anna Miscovage Becker. On May 2, 1953, in Chadds Ford, PA, he married the former H. Elizabeth "Betty" Talley, who predeceased him on March 31, 2006. A US Navy veteran, he served honorably from 1951 - 1955, working yellow shirt on the USS Mindoro. He was employed by the US Postal Service from 1962 - 1989, serving as Newark, DE Postmaster for 15 years until his retirement. He served numerous terms as Delaware President of NAPUS and one term as National Vice President of NAPUS. He was an active member of St. Bibiana's Catholic Church in Galeton, volunteering at numerous church functions. He served for many years as adjutant of Carl E. Hyde American Legion Post #963 in Ulysses and as secretary treasurer of the Potter County Honor Guard. After several years of state recognized excellence, he retired as Potter County Director of Veterans Affairs in 2009 due to ill health. In Delaware, Joe was active with Little League Baseball and Boy Scouts of America for over 20 years as well as various charitable and civic organizations. Surviving are a daughter, Dawn (Dennis) Huss of Rehoboth Beach, DE; three sons, Allen J. Becker of Newark, DE, Gerald G. Becker of Ulysses, and Phillip R. (Catherine) Becker of Newark, DE; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Evelyn Thompson and Charlotte Klinger, both of Phoenixville, PA; and nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by two brothers, Edward and Harold; and a sister, Arlene Hughes. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2009, at St. Bibiana's Church, Galeton, PA. The Rev. Joseph Dougherty will be the Celebrant. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. Private burial will be in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, DE. Memorials may be made to the Potter County Hospice. Arrangements are entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/26/2009

BEDFORD - Fern Bedford Wilcox, 96, of Forksville, PA, died on Monday, Jan 6,1996, at her home.  Born on June 23, 1899 in Elkland Township, Sullivan County, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Martha SABIN Bedford.  Fern has been a lifetime resident of Sullivan County.  She was a member of the Estella Grange, and a member of the B.E.F. Club.  Mrs Wilcox was predeceased by her husband the late George Wilcox in December of 1971.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs Alberta Thall of New Albany and Carl (Grace) Cott of Forksville; A son, Noman Wilcox of Montoursville; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great- grandchild.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 11, 1996, at 1 p.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, with Rev. James Lewis, officiating.  Friends and family are invited to call on Thursday at McHenry Funeral Home from noon until the time of the service.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family in the Elkland Greenwood Cemetery, Elkland Township, Sullivan County.  In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations or contributions be made to a charity of your choice.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review 10 Jan.1996.

BROWN - Jeffrey William Brown, 44, of Tioga Center, N.Y., died with his loving family at his side on Sunday evening, March 8, 2009, following an extended illness. Jeff was born on June 29, 1964, in Johnson City, N.Y., a son of the late Alice Estelle (Hudson) and Roger William Brown. He was a graduate of Tioga Central High School Class of 1981 and also graduated from Broome Community College. Jeff was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved to spend time outdoors whether it was skiing, hunting, fishing, riding his snowmobile or four-Wheeler, or taking a ride on his jet ski. He also enjoyed watching football and especially loved the New York Giants. Jeff resided in Athens, Pa., with his sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Bob Frederick. He is also survived by his brothers and sister-in-law, David and Bonnie Kimber of Lockwood, Pa., and Lou and Barb Martin of Rome, Pa.; his sisters and brother-in-law, Diane Gray of Waverly, N.Y., Nancy Brown of Owego, N.Y., and Tammy and Joe Grant of Tioga Center; his sister-in-law Sally Brown of New Mexico; his brother-in-law Clair Gray of New Mexico; and several special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, among them his lifetime friend, Leanne Cardone. In addition to his parents, Alice and Roger Brown, Jeff was predeceased by a brother, Gary Lee Brown, and a niece, Patricia Lynn Bishop Edwards. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and celebration of Jeff's life at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y. A period of visitation and time for sharing memories will be held from 3 p.m. until the time of service at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Because Jeff received life for 19 years with a new kidney, his wish for his family and friends would be for all of you to become organ and tissue donors and allow your life to live on within someone else. Friends may also consider a memorial contribution to the National Kidney Foundation (, 30 E. 33rd St., New York, NY 10016 (800-622-9010), in loving memory of Jeffrey William Brown. - Towanda Daily Review, 10 March 2009

BROWN - Robert Brown, 51, expired July 22 [1942] at the Danville State Hospital where he had been a patient for 12 years. Surviving him are three uncles, Sherman Brown of Jersey Shore; Peter Abrams of Mansfield and George Abrams of Tioga. Services will be held tomorrow in Jersey Shore, with the Rev. J. Frank Stamm, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiating; burial in Jersey Shore Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, July 30, 1942

BURGUESS - During the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 10, 2009, Ellen L. (Burguess) Sargeant, formerly of Armenia Township, died quietly at Bradford County Manor. She was 82 years of age. Born Feb. 10, 1927, on her family's Armenia Township farm, she was the daughter of Truman Sr. and Eunice (Barrett) Burguess. She was married to Roy A. Sargeant Sr. and together they raised four sons and three daughters. Ellen was an unpretentious, uncomplicated country girl who took pleasure in the simple things of life. She enjoyed crocheting, playing cards, baking and square dancing. Ellen was a hard-working, devoted mother and wife who placed her family first. She was also among the first to help out a neighbor in need. In later years, Ellen was blessed with grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, all of whom she cherished most dearly. She was also a woman of faith, and for many years enjoyed the Christian fellowship and spiritual uplifting of the Bakersburg Community Church. Ellen is survived by her sons, Joe (and Lucy) Sargeant of Mansfield, Pa., Norman (and Sue) Sargeant of Greenville, Mich., Dan (and Eileen) Burgess of Towanda, Pa., and Roy A. Sargeant Jr. of Milan; her daughters, Linda (and Gerald) Tice of Oxford, Ala., Clara (and Larry) Butler of Palo, Mich., and Donna Sargeant of Gillett, Pa.; her brother, Truman Jr. (and Jeanette) Burguess of Auburn, N.Y.; a sister, Rose (and Lonnie) Jones of Troy; 17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Truman and Eunice Burguess; husband, Roy A. Sargeant Sr.; sisters Gertrude Benson and Velma Leonard; and an infant daughter, Treasa Ann Sargeant. The viewing will be from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday, March 12, at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton. Services will be celebrated at noon. Interment will be private. - Towanda Daily Review, 11 March 2009

CARD Nils D.
Of Millerton, PA, age 78, died peacefully on Thursday, March 26, 2009, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Nils was born at home in Millerton, PA, January 29, 1931 to his loving parents who preceded him in death, Noel and Cecelia (Peterson) Card. He is survived by his friend, his love of 57 years, Patricia (Reese) Card of Millerton, PA; daughters, Cecilia Wojtalik of Anderson, SC, Linda (Mel) Shaw of Dayton, NY; son, Roy Card (Jan Reisbeck) of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Christopher, Celia, Anna, Zachary, Amanda, Nils and Noel; great-grandchildren, Issac, Victoria, Angelina and Thomas; sisters, Hilda Allen of Elmira Heights, NY, Josephine (Marion) Smith, also of Elmira Heights, NY; special friends, Don and Marilyn Kimble of Big Flats, NY, Russell Root of Millerton, PA; along with several nieces and nephews. Nils was a devoted driver for Agway for 26 years. In addition to working for Agway, Nils continued the Card family farm after the death of his father. He was a loved member of the Millerton Community and the Millerton United Methodist Church. Nils was proud to be a Brother of the Big Flats Masonic Lodge #378 F & AM, serving as Past Master. He was also a Past Master of the Jessie L. Cooley Lodge #966 F & AM, Past Monarch of the Cashmere Grotto, Past President of the Empire State Grotto Association, and was a member of the Millerton Volunteer Fire Department. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Sunday, March 29, 2009, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. A Memorial Service celebrating Nils's life will be held there at 4:15 p.m., Pastor Jennifer Wolfe will officiate. Memorial donations may be directed to a charity of one's choice.  LODGE NOTICE - Officers and members of the Masonic Lodge #378 F & AM Big Flats will meet at the funeral home Sunday afternoon at 3:45 p.m. to conduct a service for our dear departed brother at 4 p.m.  Signed,  Gerald E. Crum- Master.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/27/2009

45, of Athens, PA, formerly of Elmira died on Monday, March 30, 2009. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, PA. Memorial donations may be made in John's memory to help offset the funeral cost to: Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, P.O. Box 191, Athens, PA 18810.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/2/2009

COLE - Janice A. Ross, 71, of Sayre, PA died on Friday, January 9, 2008 at Robert Packer Hospital. She was born on November 26, 1937 in Sayre, Pa the daughter of the late Lee G. and Geraldine S. VANNESS Cole. Janice was a life member of the Sayre V.F.W Skiff-Bower Post #1536, the Athens American Legion Fort Sullivan Post #246, Towanda Gun Club, and worked as a Nurses' Aide at various Nursing Homes. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She is predeceased by her Parents, Husband Nelson Felt, Sr., and Sister Harriett MAYHOOD.  Janice is survived by her Children Dan Cole and Betsy Williford of Towanda, PA, Andy and Sherry Felt of New London, CT, Ralph and Rachel Felt of Ocoee, FL, and Nelson Felt of Rockledge, FL, Grandchildren Amanda and Timothy Baird of Sayre, PA, Andrew, Jr. and Amber Felt of New London, CT, Linda DeAnne Martin, Sarah, Tyler, and Rebecca Felt of Ocoee, FL, and Lindsey and Justin Felt of Rockledge, Fl, Siblings Howard Cole, Helen Ammerman, Larry Cole, Joyce Craney, Emma Beckwith, and Jim Cole, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 from 1pm - 3pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made in Janice's memory to: Sayre V.F.W.Skiff-Bower Post #1536 Ladies Auxiliary, 932 W. Lockhart St., Sayre, PA 18840.  Lowery Funeral Home obit.

CRANMER - Mr. Harry Cranmer of Masontown, died very suddenly at his home on Saturday morning last.  He had been in poor health for some months, but the day previous to his death he was so to be out of doors, but was taken worse very suddenly in the night, and died almost instantly.  He leaves a wife and children to mourn his loss.  Mr. Millard Cranmer, brother of the deceased is lying very low, his disease being consumption.  Submitted by Reva Wagner Bradford Republican 5 March, 1891.

CUSICK Michael Philip
Age 54, of Boca Raton, FL died suddenly at home on Thursday, March 26, 2009. He is survived by his mother, Patricia Connelly Cusick of Elmira; his brothers, John C. of Willard, NY, Stephen J. of Lodi, NY & Burlington, VT, David P. of Burlington, VT; and his sisters, Catherine P. of Oakland, CA and Ellen M. of Portland, OR; his aunt, Carol Cusick Fenton of Rochester, NY & Venice, FL and her sons; his uncle, Philip A. Cusick of Lansing, MI and Altay, NY and his sons and daughters; and numerous cousins in Australia and Ireland. He was pre-deceased by his brother Peter J. in 1985 and his father Dr. John K. Cusick in 1992. Michael graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1972 and was a member of the West Elmira Volunteer Fire Department. He moved to Binghamton, NY in 1973 and attended Broome Community College and received an AS as a Survey Engineer and later on an AS in Business in Florida. In 1975 he moved to Florida and worked as a surveyor in southeast and central Florida. In 1993 he opened his own business, Cusick Property Maintenance in Boca Raton. He was active in the Boca Junior Chamber of Commerce, a crew chief for Habitat for Humanity, and an active volunteer in his community. An avid hunter and fisherman, he often came north to hunt in Seneca County and Pennsylvania. He became an accomplished game cook and his iguana stew was widely relished. His neighbors in Florida said Michael was always willing to help anyone in need and he loved to work wonders with home alterations.  The family will receive friends at McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, Saturday April 4, 2009 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Donations in Michael's memory may be directed to Habitat for Humanity in either Elmira or Boca Raton, FL.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/29/2009

DANNELLY - Ronnie L. Dannelley, 60, of Sayre, PA died on Saturday, January 3, 2009 at Elderwood at Tioga, Waverly, NY.  He was born on May 6, 1948 in Trout Run, PA, the son of Joseph H.E. and Bertha Jean MOO Dannelley.  Ronnie worked for Calvin Cole Construction for 20 years as a laborer/equipment operator and previously worked for Furman and Jones and Bishop Fuel Company.  He was well known at Christmas time for selling Christmas trees for Coles.  He is predeceased by his father Joseph H.E. Dannelley, Sr. 1996 and his granddaughter Jessica Rae Dannelley, 2003.  He is survived by his mother Bertha Jean Moon Dannelley, Williamsport, PA; son SGT Joseph R. and Cheryl Dannelley, Ramstein Air Base, Germany; granddaughter Tiffanie Anne Dannelley, Ramstein Air Base, Germany; brothers Joseph H. and Frances "Fluffy" Dannelley, Cogan Station, PA, Roy and Yvonne Dannelley, Austinville, PA, and Raymond and Connie Dannelley, Williamsport, PA; sisters Bertha Winnie, Cogan Station, PA, Melody Dannelley, Bufton, Indiana, Carol and Weston Green, Carlisle, PA, Judy Shoemaker, Muncy, PA, Sherry and Frank Kosak, Wilkes Barre, PA, Merry Fowler, Pottstown, PA, Bonnie Dannelley and friend Pat, Jersey Shore, PA, Dawn and Jim Staggert, Williamsport, PA and Sunny Belle Dannelley, Williamsport, PA; and his loving companion Cindy Drake, Sayre, PA; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.  A Celebration of his life will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.  Life is short, pain is long; and we were all put on this earth to help each other."  Stephen King in his book The Firestarter.  In Ron's memory, please do something nice for a stranger who is in need of help and just tell them to "pay it forward"……it was Ron's way his entire life.  RHW The Lowery Funeral Home, Athens obit.

DAVIS - Vivian Jean Davis Williams died on March 16, 2009, in Greensboro at age 84. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2009, at Buffalo Presbyterian Church. Interment will immediately follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Vivian Williams was a graduate of Temple University School of Pharmacy. She was the first female supervisor at Wyeth Laboratories and worked as chief pharmacist at Paoli Memorial Hospital in Paoli, Pa. She is survived by: a son, James D. Williams (Emily) of Greensboro; daughter Beth Williams (Don Cobleigh) of Monroeton Pa.; four grandchildren, Heather Spaulding (Jimmy), Meredith Barnette (Scott), Tiffany Williams-Cobleigh and Tyler Williams-Cobleigh; and two great-grandsons, Mark Spaulding and William "Will" Barnette. She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, James E. Williams; three brothers; and three sisters. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Friday, March 20, at Buffalo Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Buffalo Presbyterian Church at 803 16th Street, Greensboro, N.C., 27405. - Towanda Daily Review, 18 March 2009

DEMING - MAYER, Marjorie L.
Of Corning - Age 80, died on Wednesday, March 25, 2009, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born on January 26, 1929 in Elmira, the daughter of the late Charles Earley and Louise (Fisher) Earley Deming. She married Edward Mayer on October 3, 1948 in Alder Run, PA. He predeceased her in 1988. Marj was an active member of the Caton Bible Chapel and worked at Corning Hospital as an LPN. She volunteered at the Corning Hospital Nursing Department and at the Corning Christian Academy. Marj was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved to spend time with her family and friends, and help care for those in need. Marj is survived by her children and their spouses, Ella and Jack Ginnan, Charles and Lettie Mayer, Roy Mayer, and Michele Mayer, all of Corning; sister and brother-in-law, Diana and Gary Brown of Dundee; sister-in-law, Leora Earley of Millerton, PA; grandchildren, William, Charles, Christal, Matthew, and Ryan. She also has five great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was also predeceased by her infant daughter, Maria Mayer and brother, Robert Earley.   Family and friends are invited to call at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., on Friday, March 27, 2009 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Family and friends are also invited to call at the Caton Bible Chapel on Saturday, March 28, 2009 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. The funeral service will follow calling hours at Caton Bible Chapel on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Burial will take place at Elmwood Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Respecting Marj's wishes, in lieu of flowers or contributions, the family suggests you do an act of kindness for a person in need.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/27/2009

FINAN - The funeral of Blanche O. Finan Adams of Dushore was held Tuesday, Jan 9, 1996, from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St. Dushore, and was followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Basil's Catholic Church, Dushore, with Rev. Patrick J. McLaughlin, her pastor, presiding.  The Rev. Thomas J. McDermont, pastor of St. Mary's of the Assumption Church, Wyalusing, was seated in the sanctuary.  Interment was in the adjoining psrish cemetery.  Pallbears were Thomas Finan, Kenneth Finan, Robert Finan Jr., Steve Stoddard, James Stoddard and John Burke.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review 10 Jan.1996.

FINCH - Ronald a. Finch, 55, of 2** W. Pine St. Athens, formerly of Alexandria, VA, died Thurday evening Dec. 21, 1995, at his home following a lengthy illness.  Born April 22, 1940, in Allentown, PA he was a son of Robert F and the late Inez BOWER Finch.  Ronald was a graduate of the Allentown Bible Academy and attended Eastern Pilgrim College.  Surviving are his parents Robert and Esther MERRILL Finch, with whom he resided: a brother, Francis E. Finch of Dover, Del; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert R. and Ellen Finch of Alexandria, VA a sister Darla D. Finch of Salisbury, ?? and a sister and brother-in-law C**** and Thomas Fairchild of Athens, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Private funeral and commital services are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave., Towanda.  There are no calling hours.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR1, Box 154, towanda, PA 18848 in Ronald Finch's memory.  RHW 22 Dec. 1995 Towanda Daily Review.

Of Elcor Nursing Home, Horseheads, formerly of Trumansburg, died at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira on Sunday, March 22, 2009 at the age of 96. Born on August 25, 1912 in Mecklenburg, New York, Erma was the daughter of Grant and Helen (Ward) Fletcher. For many years Erma graced the Trumansburg United Methodist Church with her pleasant smile and gentle manner. Before moving to Horseheads to be near family, Erma was proud to be the eldest active member of the church choir. In 1945 Erma was installed into membership of Trumansburg Star Chapter #479 Order of the Eastern Star. She held the honored position of Matron for the Trumansburg chapter several times and served as Associate Grand Warder of the state of New York in 1986. In addition to her parents, Erma was preceded in death by her husband, Loren V. Marquart in 1974. She is survived by one son, Clair (Nora) Marquart of Horseheads; one daughter, Gwen (Richard) Stone of Horseheads; four grandchildren, Thomas (Kerry) Stone, Jeffrey (Tamara) Stone, Lorrie VanZile, and Denise (Rich) Rubin; and six great-grandchildren, Brendan, Siobhan, Alanna, Delaney, Tori, and Caden. A Memorial Service in celebration of Erma's life will be scheduled in late spring of 2009. The service will be announced once a date has been confirmed. The family asks those who wish to remember Erma in the form of a contribution to kindly consider the Ulysses Philomathic Library, 74 E. Main St., Trumansburg, NY 14886 or the Trumansburg United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 628, Trumansburg, NY 14886. The family has entrusted arrangements to the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South St., Trumansburg. 1-888-534-5446.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/26/2009

GREEN - Marie Green Coyle of Fairbanks, Alsaka, died unexpectedly on Jan 26, 1996, while visiting Hot Springs Ark.  She is survived by her loving husband, Gerald (Jerry) A. Coyle; her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Coyle Harrell and Nathaniela Harrell of Fairbanks, Alaska; her son and daughter-in-law, Gerald Coyle II and Lisa Coyle of Taunton, MA; five grandchilren, Jeanette and Nadia Harrell, Chelsea Whitmore, Samantha and Gerald Coyle III; her sister and brother-in-law, Lois Green Moore and Jesse Moore of Canton, PA; her brother Burley Green of Pine City, NY; her sister-in-law, Lucille Green, of Troy, PA; her fathr-in-law, Marion A. Coyle and his his friend Gloria Della Valle, of Kenner, LA; her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Judy Coyle Dunne and John Dunne of Slidell, LA; and many nieces, nephews and friends across the country.  In accordance with her wishes, her early remains will be cremated in a private service.  RHW 30 Jan. 1996.

HARDEN - Paul B. Harden of 9 Kingsley Square, Plantation Bay, Ormand Beach, Fl, formerly of Lake Wesauking, died Monday morning, Jan. 1, 1996 at his home.  Paul was born in West Franklin to Paul R. and Edith SCHRADER Harden.  he played basketball and football along with his longtime friend, Elting Johnson.  After he graduated from school, Paul attended Bliss Electrical School and then served as a frogman in the U.S. Army during World War II.  When he returned to Towanda he joined his father in operating Harden's Eletric Shop.  He also made what he reffered to as "the smartest move" of his life and was married to the former Maxine FAIRCHILD.  They would have celebrated 50 years of marriage in April.  Together they ran the business, built several homes and were active in their children's activities and those of community groups.  Paul was a member of the Towanda Borough Council, Bradford Coutny Industrial Development Committee, Towanda Country Club and Quarry Glen club.  He also served as chairman of the Red Cross Blood Drive and the Bradford County United Way.  In 1984 he received the Rotary Club Paul Harris Fellowship award in recognition of his civic work.  After 30 years Paul sold his electrical business and joined Citizens and Northern Bank.  He continued there as senior vice president until his retirement.  He and Maxine then moved to their present home in Florida where Paul enjoyed golfing, gardening and wood working.  He enjoyed traveling and looked forward to his annual trip back to Lake Wesauking.  He is survived by his wife, Maxine; daughters and sons-in-law, David and Elly Smith of Monroeton and Dr. Michael and Becky Bradley of Chapel Hill, N.C.; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Paul Burton and Carson Harden of Raleigh, N.C.; and grandchildren, Joshua Harden Smith of Monroeton and Anna Harden and Paul B. Harden III, of Raeigh, N.C..  He is also survived by his step-mother, Elizabeth Harden of Prescott, AZ..  There will be no calling funeral service.  Memorials may be directed to Bradford County Children's Service's Advisory board, 220 Main St. Towanda, PA 18848, or to the charity of your choice. RHW. Towanda Daily Review 10 Jan.1996.

HART - Alice M. Huff, 85, of Forksville, PA died Friday, February13, 2009 at Darway Nursing Home.  She was born March 8, 1923 in Forksville, PA the daughter of the late Raymond and Ethel Baker Hart.  Alice graduated from Estella High School in 1940 and Mansfield University in 1944. She was a member of the Millview Wesleyan Church and belonged to their Quilting Club, and was employed at several schools in the NJ School Systems, Smithfield Twp. School, and Upper Freehold Twp. School as a Teacher.  She is predeceased by her sister Doris Mitteer of Montoursville, PA.  Alice is survived by her husband of  62  years Alfred, her children Deborah and Andrew McCabe of Manahawken, NJ, Frank and Marilyn Huff of Montoursville, PA, William and Sylvia Huff of New Egypt, NJ, Ethel "Dee" and Robert Tarcza of LaPorte, PA and Stephen Huff of Puyallup, WA, Rebecca Steele and Fiancée Vito Ciampa of Trenton, NJ and Darrell Huff of Stewartsville, NJ, 16 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, siblings and in-laws Mildred and William Frazier of Muncy Valley, PA, and William and Nancy Hart of Forksville, PA.  Friends and family may call on February 21, 2009 at the Millview Wesleyan Church, Rt. 87, Forksville, PA from 12pm - 2 p.m.  Memorial services will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Eric Ferguson officiating.  Arrangements are under the care of the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Alice's memory to: Millview Wesleyan Church, 6575 Route 87, Forksville, PA. 18616  RHW The Lowery Funeral Home, Athens Obit.

HILFIRTY - Michael S. Hilfirty, 41, of Williamsport, died March 15, 2009, in the Hershey Medical Center after a strong and courageous five and a half year battle with mantel cell lymphoma (Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma).  Born in Philadelphia on January 20, 1968, he was the son of Janet RALPH of Troy and John “Jack” Hilfirty husband of Martha of Williamsport.  Mike had worked in construction on steel buildings, and was a former disc jockey known as Pegasus II D.J. Service; was an avid Nascar fan, and enjoyed rock and roll music. Mike loved to travel with his wife whether just a day trip by car to explore surrounding areas, or a two week long visit to his favorite destination Australia. He especially loved his cats Blazer and Purlin. A real jokester, Mike was also a kind and generous man whose sense of humor made every moment memorable.  Mike was an inspiration to all who knew him and to almost three hundred people around the world who shared his journey with lymphoma through several internet sites. His strength and drive to fight this disease was an encouragement to others. Mike often received messages from people telling him how his courage helped them deal with their battles or those of loved ones.  In addition to his parents, Mike is survived by the love of his life, soul mate and best friend, his wife of 14 years, Debra A. BIICHLE Hilfirty, whom he married on June 12, 1994; step-daughters, Darla M. Willits, Cogan Station and Dianne J. Willits, Williamsport; step-son, Derek L. Willits husband of Kristin, Lansdowne, VA; brother, John A. Hilfirty, Jr. husband of Dana, Concord, NC; sister, Kimberly C. Hilfirty and her companion Art McClements, Jersey Shore; grandchildren, Warren Potts, Cogan Station, Alena Willits and Zaniiah Willits both of Williamsport, and Emma Willits and Alison Willits both of Lansdowne, VA; parents-in-law, Harold and Gloria Biichle, Williamsport; his sister-in-law, Donna and Larry Gondek, Gakona, AL; four nieces; seven nephews; two great nieces; and two great nephews.  Mike was preceded in death by a brother, Kenny W. Hilfirty, on August 29, 2003.  A celebration of Mike’s life will be held March 21, at 3 PM in the Duboistown United Methodist Church, 133 Summer Street, Duboistown, PA 17702, with The Rev. Doris M. Nolan of the Hershey Medical Center officiating.  Interment will be in the Twin Hills Cemetery, Montoursville, at a later date however no graveside service will be held. Friends are invited to visit with the family at the church Saturday from 2 PM until time of the service.  Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., Hummelstown, is handling the services.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Central PA Chapter, 800 Corporate Circle, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110; or to the National Bone Marrow Donor Program, 3001 Broadway Street NE, Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55413-1753 – please write “Michael Hilfirty” on the memo line for contributions to help defray donor registration costs.   RHW Thirsday 19 March 2009 The Canton Independent Sentinel.

HOWARD - On Thursday morning, Mr. Grant Howard of New Albany and nephew of W. Campbell, the operator at the depot, was found dead in bed at his uncle's home where he has been staying.  He also had consumption.  The remains were taken to New Albany for interment on Saturday.  Submitted by Reva Howard Wagner  5 March 1891, Bradford Republican.

JOHNSON - Hazel J. KLAUSER, 96, died and her loving husband on Jan. 2, 1996.  She was born in LeRaysville, PA, March 12, 1899, the daughter of Scott W. and Phobe TYLER JOHNSON.  Hazel was a longtime member of the Nichols Presbyterian Church.  In her early years she lived in Nichols and assisted her family in the S.W. Johnson and Son Furniture Factory.  She was also a member of the American LaFrance Fire Co. Elmira, NY.  She is survived by her nephew, William Palenscar, Calsbad, CL, her nieces, Mrs Rexford (Peggy) Deming, Elmira; Mrs. Eleanor Johnson, Binghamton; Mrs Edwar (Evelyn) Kovachy, Cleveland; several grandnieces, nephews and great-grandnieces; friends and neighbors.  She was predeceased by her husband, the Rev. Ben Klauser, on Jan 11, 1995.  Funeral and committal services will be held on Friday, Jan 5, 1996, at 11a.m. at the Nichols Presbyterian Church with her pastor, Rev. Ronald Thomas, and Rev. James Collea, officiating.  Interment will be held in the spring in the Nichols Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Thursday, Jan 4, 1996 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 Main St. Nichols.  Friends who wish may remember the Nichols Presbyterian Church, Nichols, NY, 13812 in memory of Hazel Klauser. RHW. Towanda Daily Review 3 Jan.1996.

KAPP James A. Jr.
died peacefully beside loved ones on March 28th at Largo Medical Center in Largo, Florida. James was born on June 19, 1951 in Elmira, New York. He graduated from Southside High School and continued his education at Syracuse University obtaining his Bachelor's degree in Forestry. He was an avid sportsman and loved fishing, hiking, and camping. Jim worked as IT Manager for Vicorp Inc. in Denver, CO, where he furthered his education at Regis College obtaining his Master's degree in Technology and Systems Engineering. Jim received the Charles Babbage Award for top IT student of his class. Jim was predeceased by his parents, James A. Kapp Sr. and Shirley Ostrander Kapp. He is survived by the joy of his life, his loving daughter, Laura; as well as sister, Mary Kay Rutan (Tom), brother, Gary Kapp (Sues), sister, Diane Yungstrom (Eric), sister, Jean Wise (Doug Wicks), many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles including Richard Kapp of Elmira. Family has made arrangements with McDonald's Funeral Home in Tampa, Florida.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/1/2009

KELLOGG Merrill "Blackie"
89, formerly of East Smithfield, PA died March 30, 2009 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira. Arrangements under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsburg, NY.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/1/2009

KEMP - Thomas G. Kemp, 48, of Townada RR#1, North Townada Township, died Friday evening, Dec. 22, 1995, at this hime.  Born August 23, 1947, in Eat Stroudsburg, he was a son of Iona JONES KEMP    and the late George Kemp.  He was a graduate of Stroudsburg High School, class of 1966.  He served in the U.S. Army in Germany.  Thomas was employed as an electrician in New Jersey and later at the Ramanda Inn in winter Park Fla., as a banquet manager.  He moved to NOrth Towanda in 1993.  He was a member of the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42.  Surviving are his mother, Iona KEMP of East Stroudsburg; a sister, Bette Kemp of Belleville, NJ; two brothers, George N. Kemp Jr. of Plano, Texas, and Terry G. Kemp of Canadensis, PA: and several nieces and nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father, George N. Kemp Sr. on Oct. 9, 1995.  A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Interment will be at a later date in Tannersville Cemetery, Tannersville, PA.  The family suggest that memorials may be directed to the charity or organization of one's choice in Thomas Kemp's memory.  Arrangements are by the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home,, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review 24 Dec. 1995.  NOTE:  Thomas died of a heart aneurysm.

KOVARIK - Hugo V. Kovarik, 93, a past resident of Randolf, NJ, and East Smithfield, died Dec. 20, 1995, of surgical complications related to circulatory disease.   Mr. Kovarik had been a nursing home patient at the Ware Presbyterian Village in OxFord, PA, and died at Southern Chester County Medical Center in West Grove, PA.  A first generation American, he was born and raised on the east side of Mahatten in New York City the youngest in the family of ten children.  His early employment was as a bank teller in New York.  Despite not graduating from high school, Mr. Kovarik earned an accounting certificate from LaSalle College in Chicago, Ill, during the Great Depression.  In 1939 he moved to New Jersey and began practicing as an accountant, first with the U.S. Army's Picatinny Aresal and for many years with the public accounting firm of Haskins and Sells, now part of Delloite and Touche LLP of New York City.  His assignments during World Was II included audits of Chryler's tank manufacturing facilities in Michigan, Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, and grain processors in Monte Vista Colo.  In later years he held pssitions as chief financial officer of Fellows Medical Manufacturing Company in New York and similar positions with a number of stock brockage and other firms.  Mr. Kovarik was married to the late Rose SRAMEK in 1929, and together they raised two sons, Frank H. of Towaco, NJ, and Charles J. of Baltimore, MD.  His wife died in 1989.  He is also survived by seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  A graveside service and interment will be held at the Montville  A graveside service and interment will be held at Montville Methodist Church Cemetery in Towaco, NJ on Dec. 26, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Ware Presbyterian Village, 7 East Locust St., Oxford, PA, 19363.  Arrangements are by the Edward L. Collins Funeral Home Inc., 86 Pine St. Oxford, PA 19363.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review 21 Dec.1995.  .

KNAPP - GOLIGHTLY, Deborah Knapp
Age 56, of 147 Pullman Rd., Campobello, SC died March 24, 2009 after a 6 month battle with cancer. She was born in Elmira February 16, 1953. She is the daughter of Edward Knapp and the late Anna Rice. She is survived by four sisters and one brother, all of Elmira NY; her loving husband, William E. Golightly of 30 years; and one daughter, Audree Golighlty of the home. She was a graduate of Elmira High School Class of 1972 and a member of Cedar Bay Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL. Burial was at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Greer, SC with the Rev. Reggie Parker officiating.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/31/2009

LAWERNCE - Violet Mae Lawernce, 81, of Troy, Pa died Saturday, Jan 27, 1996, at The Robert Packer Hospital, in sayre.  There will be a memorial service at the Austinville Union Church Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Kennth Marple officiating.  Burial will be in Beechwood Cemetery in Hulmesville, PA.  The family will provide the flowers.  Memorials can be directed to the Troy Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 13, Troy, PA 16947.  Arrangements are through the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  RHW 30 Jan.1996 Towanda Daily Review.

LEROY - Evelyn J. Jones, 98, of Sayre, PA died on Sunday, March 22, 2009 at Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness.  She was born September 30, 1910 in Cortland, NY the daughter of the late Earl J. and Lula Mae BOWERS LeRoy.  Evelyn always read her bible and was a great witness for Christ. When she was younger she taught Sunday School with her mother at the Free Methodist Church in Cortland, NY, and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Athens, PA. She loved to work on plastic canvas, and she crocheted a copy of the Last Supper, and donated it to her church in Florida.  Evelyn was employed for many years at Tompkins County Hospital in Ithaca, NY as a CPN working in the geriatric unit retiring in 1976.  She is predeceased by her four husbands, son David Warfle, and daughters Gertrude Schusler and Patricia Bolt.  Evelyn is survived by her daughter Edna Bagley of Ithaca, NY, son Leonard (Helen) Warfle of Cortland, NY, and daughter Betty Harris of TX, 20 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren, 29 great-great grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends and family may call at the Calvary Baptist Church, 701 West Pine Street, Athens, PA on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 from 10-11am. Funeral services will follow at 11am with Rev. Leland Thompson officiating.  Burial will be in Cortland Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made in Evelyn's memory to: Calvary Baptist Church, 701 West Pine Street, Athens, PA 18810 or a charity of one's choice.  RHW Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc. Athens, PA.

LOOMIS - Irving N. Loomis, Jr., 81, of Montrose, PA died on Friday, February 27, 2009. Born November 14, 1927 in Sayre, PA, he was the son of the late Irving N. Loomis, Sr. and Anna [LOTT] Loomis. Irving graduated from high school in Springville, Pa. in1945 and served in the U.S Army during the Korean War. He owned and operated Irving N. Loomis & Sons in partnership with his father Irving Sr. and brother Rolland until his retirement in 1994.  He was a member of the Warren Lodge #240 F & AM, Montrose, PA, Keystone Consistory, VFW Ayres-Stone Post #5642 , the American Legion Gardner- Warner Post #154, Montrose, PA., and the Camp Comfort Hunting Camp in Middletown, Pa. . An avid hunter and fisherman, Irving went on fishing and hunting trips around the world to Alaska, Mongolia, Canada and the continental United States with his brother Rolland. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Jean SHAW Loomis of Montrose, PA, son & daughter-in-law, Jeffrey & Janet Loomis of Montrose, PA, daughter & son-in-law, Chrisann Loomis Rowe & Edward Rowe of Ashburn, VA, 5 grandchildren, Tiffany, Krystle, & Melanie Loomis, Edward III & Jameson Rowe, and by brother, Rolland Loomis Sr. of Montrose, PA, in addition to many nieces and nephews. Irving was predeceased by parents Irving N. Loomis, Sr. & Anna Loomis, by sister-in-law, Marion Loomis, and by brother-in-laws Charles Shaw, Arthur Shaw, and Luther Davis.  Services: 11:00 am Saturday, March 7, 2009 at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose, PA 18801. The family will greet people after the services on Saturday. Instead of flowers: memorial contributions may be made to Ascera Care Hospice, 749 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit, PA 18411 or to a charity of one's choice. RHW.  09 Jan. 2009  Bartron Funeral Home obits.

LUBOLD - Harvey C. Lubold Jr., 66, of Towanda RR 3, Towanda Township, Pa., died Sunday, March 8, 2009, at his home following a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Harvey was born in Valley View, Pa., on Sept. 2, 1942, the son of Harvey C. Lubold Sr. and Hilda Moyer Lubold. He was a graduate of Tri-Valley High School Class of 1960 in Hegins, Pa., and later graduated from Penn State University, where he received his degree in mechanical engineering.  On June 30, 1962, he married the former Faye Schreffler in Valley View. Harvey was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 35 years, retiring as manager of the CAD-CAM Division in Engineering in 1998. During his years with Sylvania, Harvey designed many furnaces and secured several patents. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Towanda and the Bradford County Airport Authority and was a member and past secretary of the Towanda Lions Club. Harvey enjoyed researching genealogy, woodworking and making furniture. He also enjoyed antiques; making wine, which he shared with family and friends; selling items on E-bay, the outdoors, fishing and landscaping around his home. Harvey loved flying and received his solo certificate as a private pilot. He is survived by: his wife of 46 years, Faye Lubold, at home; his daughters and sons-in-law, Vicki and Kurt Schmidt of Towanda and Stephanie and Kurt Boyle of Sayre, Pa.; his grandsons, Devon, Matthew and Joseph; his granddaughters, Julia and Elizabeth; his parents, Harvey C. Lubold Sr. and Hilda Lubold of Valley View; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and James Sapiano of Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Audrey and Dale Gongloff of Annville, Pa.; a special sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Nancy and James Smeltz of Denver, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday March 14, at the First United Methodist Church, 105 Main St. Towanda, with the Rev. Richard Barner, pastor, officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the First United Methodist Church, 105 Main St. Towanda, PA 18848, or to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, Pa. 18850, in Harvey C. Lubold Jr.'s memory. - Towanda Dailey Review, 10 March 2009

Age 84, of John St., Horseheads, died at home on Wed. March 31, 2009. She was born May 28, 1924 in Erin, NY, the daughter to the late John and Jennie (Mrzak) Matejka. Her surviving family includes her husband, Harry C. Miller; daughters and sons, Diana (Dr. David) Crandall of Mountain Top, PA, H. Craig (Paula) Miller of Ithaca, NY, Dr. Douglas (Laurie) Miller of Cedarville, OH, Joycelyn (Edward) Pace of Lewisville, NC; grandchildren, Lisa (Daniel) Major, Amy (Todd) Zimmerman, Rev. David (Traci) Crandall, Stefanie (Brian) Cannon, SSgt Evan (Heather) Miller, Leah Miller, Cyle Miller, Ansel White, Steven White; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Granville of Erin, NY, Irene Watson of Towanda, PA; nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her brothers, John Jr., and Ira Matejka. Anna was a member of the First Baptist Church in Horseheads, member and past matron of Breesport Chapter O.E.S., Member of the United Commercial Travelers; their past grand councilor of NY and past supreme councilor of their international ladies auxiliary. She was also a member of the Horseheads Women's Club and volunteer of the Horseheads Historical Society. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Thurs. April 2, 2009, from 5-8:00 p.m. Family and friends are further invited to call on Fri. from 11-12:00 noon, where her service will follow there at the funeral home at 12:00 noon with the Rev. Robert Finch and her son-in-law, the Rev. Dr. David Crandall officiating. Her interment will take place privately at a later time. Those wishing may also remember her with memorials to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY, 14830; or the Horseheads First Baptist Church, 2293 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY 14845.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/1/2009

MAURER - Mayme Ella Maurer Kershner, 84, of Monroeton, PA, formerly of Selingsgrove and Shamokin, PA, died Sunday evening, Dec 31, 1995 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.  She was born June 24, 1911, in Shamokin, a daughter of the late Daniel William and Katie C. SNYDER Maurer.  Mamye was a graduate of the Shamokin High School and was a member of St. John's Reformed Church in Shamokin.  In 1931, she married Calvin Myles Kershner, M.D.  Dr. and Mrs. Kershner resided in Brookings SD for many years.  In 1941 Mayme turned to Pennsylvania to make her home first in Shamokin and later to Selingsgrove.  While a resident of Selinsgrove United Church of Christ.  She was preceded in death by Dr. (rest is missing) RHW 02 Jan 1996 Towanda Daily Review.

McCOBIN - Michael McCobin, 70, of Lopez, PA, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 1996, at the Laporte United Methodist Home, Laporte, PA.  Mike was born in Edwardsville, PA, Nov. 9, 1925, son of the late John and Mary KSENIT McCobin.  Mike graduated from the Lopez High School, class of 1943.  He then entered the U.S. Air Force, where he was stationed in Europe during World War II.  He married the former Estelle CZUPICH of Philadelphia on Sept. 20, 1952.  After the war, Mike entered the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, where he graduated with a degree in chemistry in 1951.  He began working for the Sinclair Oil Co., which later became Sohio and is now British Petroleum.  Mike worked there for 31 years, retiring to Lopez in 1984.  Mike was a member of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Church in Lopez and was the vice president of the church council.  Mike was also a member of the White Ash Land Association.  Surviving are his spouse, Estelle, at home; four sons, Brandon McCobin, South Williamsport, PA, Michael McCobin, York, PA, David McCobin, Lynchburg, VA, and Mark McCobin, Cortland, NY; brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Ruby McCobin, Bristol, TN: five sisters and brothers-in-law, Eva and Carrell Statler of Benton, Ark., Anne Dalberto of Berwick, PA, Helen Kachmarsky of Lopez, Jule and Warren Stanley of Hemet, CA, and Elizabeth and Jack Caccia of Lopez; five grandchildren, Natasha, Allison Mccobin, Julianne McCobin and Matthew McCobin; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Mike was predeceased by two brothers, John McCobin Jr., on March 3, 1976, and Metro Mccobin on Sept. 24, 1994; and a sister, Mary McCobin Neddoff, on Nov. 24, 1995.  A burial service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 25, 1996, at 9:30 A.M. at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Church in Lopez, with the Rev. Hieromonk Michael Thier officiating.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family.  Friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, on Wednesday, Jan 24, 1996 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m..  There will be a Parastas service at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers memorials can be directed to  St. Vladimir's Orthodox Church, P.O. Box 211, Lopez, PA 18628.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review 23 Jan.1996.

MEARS - H. Richard (Dick) Mears, 82, of Litchfield Twp., Sayre, PA, formerly of Hatfield Twp, died Monday February 16, 2009. He had been failing in health the last several years from stroke complications. His wife Doris predeceased him in 2007.  Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late Violet & William Mears.  Dick lived most of his life on the family farm in Hatfield. He had worked for the former North Penn Hide, then the former Lansdale Transportation Co., and finished his truck driving career with Evans Trucking in Pottsville. He & Doris retired to Litchfield Twp. in 1989.  His primary passion was farming.  Dick & his family worked the farm on Elroy Rd. for over fifty years, raising beef cattle as well as other animals, growing & selling vegetables, and tending many field crops. He had a vegetable stand at the farm, and in the 1960's one was located on Rt. 309 in Montgomeryville. He was always ready to help others, whether it was fellow farmers, or assisting a friend in need.  He was preceded in death by his sister Verna Lindner, and brother Bill Mears.  He will be sorely missed by daughter Linda & husband Scott Becker of Schnecksville, son Dennis & wife Pam Mears of Damascus, Md., grandchildren Matt Becker, Kelly & Greg Mears.  Dick is survived by his brother Albert of Horsham, sister Evie & husband Wally Hendricks of Harleysville, sister Clara & husband Jake Feusner of Litchfield Twp., and many other family members.   Relatives & friends are invited to greet the family from 1-2 PM on Sunday February 22, 2009   at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St, Athens, PA. A memorial service will follow with the Rev. Jon Austin from Litchfield United Methodist Church Officiating. On    Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 12 PM services & internment will be at Immanuel Leidy's Church, 276 West Cherry Lane, Souderton, PA.  Burial will be in Leidy's Cemetery.  The Lowery Funeral Home, Athens obit.

MEYERS - Gail T. Meyers, 34, of RR1 Box 77A, LeRaysville, died at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY, on Jan 25, 1996, ater a couragous battle against leukemia.  She was employed at Osram Sylvaina Inc., of Towanda.  Surviving are her parents, George and Patrricia Meyers; her sister, Regan; and a host of friends.  It was Gail's wishes that her friends celebrate life; therefore, friends are invited to gather at the Towanda Gun Club on Monday, Feb. 5, 1996 from 4 to 7 p.m.  The family requests that memorials be directed to the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Leukemia Society, 298 S Progress Ave., Harrisburg, PA 17109.  RHW. Towanda Daily Review 02 Feb.1996.

MORGAN  - Joshua N. Morgan, 15, of Sayre, PA died on Friday, January 2, 2009.  He was born on March12, 1993 in Oxnard, CA the son of Michael Rushin and Joellyn Morgan.  Joshua loved to pilot planes, build bikes, and tinker with cars. He enjoyed going to breakfast with his grandpa, and being with his family and friends. Joshua was a great kid, and was a great brother, and best friend to his brother Jacob, and watched over his sister Lacie.  Joshua is survived by his mother Joellyn Morgan of Sayre, PA, brother Jacob Morgan of Sayre, PA, sister Lacie Morgan of Sayre, PA, maternal grandparents Terry and Marlene Morgan of Sayre, PA, several aunts, uncles, and cousins, and his best friends Becky Laginskie of Mildred, PA, and Molly Gentile of Waverly, NY.  Friends and family may call on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 from 5pm-8pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, PA. Funeral services will follow at 8pm with the Rev. Socorro Osorio officiating.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made in Joshua's  memory to: St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. RHW  The Lowery Funeral Home obit.

NESSLEIN - Michael R. Nesslein, 49, of Box 35A. Lacey Street, Laceyville RR2, died at his home Monday morning, Jan 1, 1996, after a long illness.  A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 1996, at 2 p.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, PA.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the time of the service.  RHW. Towanda Daily Review 03 Jan.1996.

NORTHRUP -  Ellen Northup Molyneux, 72, of Dushore RR#4 died at the Townada Memorial Hospital on Thursday, Dec. 21, 1995, following an illness.  Mrs. Molyneux was born on July 16, 1923 the daughter of the late Francis and Mildred BENJAMIN NORTHRUP.  Ellen was married to Clifford Molyneux in June of 1951 and had been a resident of Sullivan County from that time.  She and her husband celebrated their 44th anniversary this year.  Her life was fulfilled by her family, her home and her church, and Ellen loved to bake for them all.  She was a memeber of the St. Paul's United Methodist Church of Christ of Overton, and served as a Sunday school teacher and superintendent.  Ellen is survivied by her husband, Clifford M. Molyneux; four sons, K. Earl and Joann Molyneux of Dushore, James E. and Anita Chase of Dushore, Michael R. and Marcia Molyneux of Belivue, Ohio, and Clifford M. and Eileen Molyneux Jr. of Dushore; a brother Sterling Northrup of Wysox; 12 grandchildren; and aunt, Edna Benjamin.  She was predeceased by a son, Patrick Molyneux, in 1990.  The funeral service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 24, 1995, at 1 p.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, with her pastor, the Rev. Robert W. Martin, officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to St. Paul's United Church of Christ of Overton, in care of Ed Johnson, secretary, RR#3, Box 236, Towanda. PA 18848, or the Dushore Ambulance Association, Dushore, PA 18614.  Family and friends are invited to call at the McHenry Funeral Home on Sunday from noon until the time of the funeral service, at 1 p.m. RHW.  Towanda Daily Review 24 Dec.1995.

NORTON - Lela N. Snyder, 87, of Eldredsville, Elkland Township, Sullivan County, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 1996, following an illness.  She was born August 11, 1908, the daughter of the late William and Stella McCARTY Norton in Elkland, PA.  Lela was very active throughout her life in Sullivan County.  She owned and operated Snyder's General Store, which included the Eldredsville Post Office, of which she was postmaster.  Lela was active in her church and its consistory and was the woman's guild treasurer for many years.  She was also a member of the Eldredsville Fire Company, as well as serving other local fire companies.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. George Nace of Hughesville, PA; a son, Mr. Keith Snyder of Painted Post, NY, two granddaughters Laurie Smith and Megan Anyder; two grandsons, Kevin Nace and Eric Snyder; one great-grandson, Tyler Smith; and a brother, Frank Norton.  Lela was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth A. Snyder, on Dec. 28, 1982; a son, Kenneth Lee Snyder; and three brothers, Fred, Dean and her twin brother, Lee Norton.  The funeral service will be held on Monday, Feb. 5, 1996, at 11 a.m. in the St Peter's United Church of Christ, Elkland, PA, with her pastor the Rev. Robert W. Martin, officiating.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, PA, on Sunday evening from 7 to 9p.m. and on Monday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. There is a nice picture with this obit.  RHW. Towanda Daily Review 02 Feb.1996.

ODEN John L.
Age 71 of Elmira, NY died on Sunday, March 29, 2009 at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY. He was born January 15, 1938 in McRoberts, KY to Sam and Ladie Lee Oden. John was predeceased by his mother, Ladie L. Oden in 1980 and father, Sam Oden in 2002; sister, Sammie L. Washington; brothers, Lehman Oden, Edward Oden and Wilbur Oden; brothers-in-law, John Washington, Lorenzo DeShields and Eldred Pannell, Jr. John is survived by his sisters, Mary E. DeShields of Atlanta, GA, Levora (Charles) Wade of Avon, IN, Ruth (Francis) Martin of Beckley WV, Lovette (Tom) Goosby of Akron, OH and Sondra Pannell of Rochester, NY; brother, Julius (Sarah) Oden of Elmira, NY; sisters-in-law, Katherine Oden of McRoberts, KY, Joanne Oden of Alliance, OH and Patricia Oden of Milan, TN; along with a host of nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held in Beckley, WV in July. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. John's family would like to thank Family Services/Horizon House for the care and kindness shown to our brother.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/1/2009

OSBORN - LaVern B. Osborn, 63, of LeRaysville, Pa., died Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at his home. Born March 11, 1946, in Montrose, Pa. He was the son of the late Harry and Ruth (Lewis) Osborn.  LaVern served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and later retired from the military after 20 years of service. He was a member of the Ayres-Stone VFW Post 5642 and the Gardner Warner American Legion Post 154, Montrose, Pa.  Survivors include: his wife Helen Osborn of LeRaysville, Pa.; sons Carlos Leiser of Tennessee, Shawn Leiser of Towanda, Pa., and Harry W. Leiser II of North Rome, Pa.; daughters and sons-in-law Sheila and Byron Pitcher of Hallstead, Pa., and Miriam and Neil Carey of Tunkhannock, Pa.; grandchildren Ryan, Alison, Mariah, Dawson and Joby Leiser, Abigale Woodruff, and Jordan Lynch; brothers and sisters-in-law Bill and Janice Osborn of Tennessee, Richard and Doris Osborn of Hallstead, Pa., and Harry and Diane Osborn of New Milford, Pa.  Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings Ethel Mae and Charles.  Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 20. Instead of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to HOPS Ambulance Association, c/o James Seipler, RR1 Box 280, Rome, PA 18837. RHW 9 March 2009 Towanda Daily Review.

OTTAVIANI - Anthony A. Ottaviani, 81, of Binghamton, formerly of Mildred, PA, died peacefully during this holy season of Lent after an extended illness. He was predeceased by his parents, Colomba (CAMILETTI) Ottaviani and Antonio Ottaviani; three brothers, Eugene, Julius, and William Ottaviani; and three sisters, Jennie, Mamie (Minky), and Elsa; and an uncle, Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviani of the Vatican. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 52 years, JoAnn (THOMAS) Ottaviani, Binghamton; two daughters and one son, MaryJo and Jim Smith, Lisa Davis, and Thomas Ottaviani and Heather Wood, all of Binghamton; seven grandchildren, Michael and Nicholas Smith, Adrian and Mariah Davis, all of Binghamton, Ashley and Aubrey Ottaviani, Whitney Point, and Chandler (Ottaviani) McDonald, Windsor. Anthony was a retired employee having worked for many years for Ansco GAF Anitec and International Paper. He was a member of and former president of the Sons of Italy Lodge #487 in Binghamton and was a former president of the Chemical Worker's Union Local #306 and currently president of the GAF Retiree's Club. He was an active member of the Citizen's Action Council of Binghamton and was a lifetime member of and fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council #3195 of Towanda, PA. He attended Mass faithfully at St. Paul's Church for 50 years until he could no longer attend Mass due to his illness.  Funeral Services will be conducted on Saturday, March 21, 2009, at 9:30 a.m. at the James V. DeMarco & Son Funeral Home, 737 Chenango St., Port Dickinson, NY and continue at 10 a.m. in St. Paul's Church where a Funeral Mass will be offered. Entombment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to call at the DeMarco & Son Funeral Home on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. The family would like to express its thanks and appreciation to the staff of the Vestal Dialysis Center and all the staff at Lourdes Hospital that helped him with his care, and a special thank you to Anne Oakley who came to the house to give Anthony communion every Sunday. Thank you to all of his many friends, family and neighbors for all of their love and support.  RHW Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY

PETTITT - Walter Richard (Dick) Pettitt, of Waverly, TN, on March 9, 2009.  He is survived by his wife Theresa Pettitt, of Waverly, TN, sons, Steven (Sandy) Pettitt, Troy, Mike (Debbie) Pettitt of Amarillo, Texas; daughters, Susan (Bruce) Busia of Millerton, Gloria (Dan) Bauer, Baton Rouge, LA, Mary (Gordon) Mattocks of Waverly, Tenn., Teresa (Mike) Fuller of Baton Rouge, LA and Annette Marbaker of Troy; twenty grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, March 21, at the Towanda Kingdom Hall.  RHW Thirsday 19 March 2009 The Canton Independent Sentinel.

PHILLIPS William A. Sr.
Age 62, formerly of Elmira, NY, resided in Montgomery Village, MD, died on March 12, 2009 in Rockville, MD, after a courageous battle of cancer and heart disease. Bill was born on Sept. 12, 1946 in Washington DC, to Austin and Ethel Phillips, who predeceased him. Bill is the former owner/operator of Bill's Automotive in Elmira, NY. He is survived by his wife, Marguerite (Maggie); daughter, Amy, and son, William Jr.; sister, Linda (Charles) Roberts, Snow Hill, MD; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gordon (Amy) Evans, Breesport, NY; nephews and neices, Joshua and Jason Evans and families of Elmira, NY, Clinton Roberts, Kristen Roberts-Dudek of MD and Deanne Roberts-Jenkins of VA; as well as several brothers and sisters-in-laws, nephews and neices throughout the east coast. Bill loved NASCAR and Drag Racing which he owned and raced his own dragster "Bill's Toy".   Funeral was held at Pumphrey's Funeral Home in Rockville, MD on March 17, 2009. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 11331 Amherst Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20902.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/1/2009

POTTER - Betty Marie [Potter] Pisaneschi, 79, of Lawton, PA died, Monday, February 2, 2009 shortly after arrival at Endless Mountains Health Systems, Montrose, PA. Born April 30, 1929 in Towanda, PA, she was the daughter of the late George T. and Mary [WARE] Potter. Her husband Peter Pisaneschi predeceased her on December 24, 2007. She was Postmaster at the Lawton Post Office for over 30 years. Betty enjoyed Bingo and Scrabble. Survivors include daughters & son-in-law, Sharon & Richard Nance of Roanoke, TX, Monica & Larry Pifcho of Lawton, PA, Renee & Tim Hovland of Apopka, FL, Son & Partner, Chad Pisaneschi & Carlos Sierra of Durham, NC, Daughter-in-Law, Kathleen Pisaneschi of Meshoppen, PA, 8 Grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren, sisters, Janice O'Brien of Montrose, PA, Alberta Warriner of Montrose, PA and Shirley Kalo of Monroeton, PA. Besides her parents & husband she was predeceased by her son, Peter Pisaneschi III in 2004 and brothers, Robert & Thomas Potter.  Services: 11:00 am Friday at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose, PA 18801. Visitation: 2-4 PM & 7-9 PM on Thursday at the funeral home. Instead of flowers: memorial contributions may be made to National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Central Pennsylvania Chapter, 2040 Linglestown Rd., Ste. 104, Harrisburg, PA 17110  RHW. 02 Feb.2009 Bartron-Myer Funeral Home.

RAUSCHER - Dorothy M. 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 1975 and her son Ronald L. Albert 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.  RHW 29 Jan 2009 Bartron-Myer Funeral Home Montrose, PA

RUSSELL -  Duncan Russell, Age 90, of New Albany, died
after a lingering illness on Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at his home.  Born Oct. 13, 1913 in Hamilton, Canada, he was the son of Andrew and Emily Russell.  Duncan moved to New Albany two years ago because he loved the area.  Duncan is survived by his wife of 70 years, Anna; four daughters, Annette (Nan) Ryan, Donna (Ronald) Hill, both of New Albany, Debra (Joseph) Schultz of Philadelphia, Denise Russell of Merchantville, N.J. and friend John Ruppert, and Randall Russell of New Albany. He was preceded in death by a son, Duncan Scott Russell, in 1996. He is also survived by a brother, Robert, and sisters Helen and Clara.  Also he is survived by grandchildren Sheree (Randy) Wilcox and Robert (Debra) Laukaitis, Jr., along with 8 other grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.  The family will have a memorial service at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 29 at the Laddsburgh Church, south of New Albany, for family and friends.  RHW  24 March 2009 Towanda Daily Reviw.

SELLERD - NIMTZ, Patricia Ann
Age 54, died on Wednesday, March 25, 2009, at Elcor Health Services. She was born on March 18, 1955, in Elmira, the daughter of Howard and Eleanor Mae (Clark) Sellerd. Patricia was a loving mother and she worked at Capabilities in Elmira. She is survived by her sons, Kenneth Chidester of Elmira and Christopher (Juliana) Chidester of Somers, NY; sister, Bonnie White; brother, Cylis White; grandson, Julian Chidester; and Ray Nimtz.  It was Patricia's wish that there be no calling hours. A funeral service will be held at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney Street, Corning, on Monday, March 30, 2009, at 11:00 am. Burial will take place at Presho Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/28/2009

SERECSKO -  Mrs. Olga Serecsko, 84, of Lopez, PA, died on Friday, Jan., 19, 1996, at the Valley View Nursing Center, Montoursville, PA.  A burial service will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 23,1986, at 9:30 a.m at  St. Vladimir's Orthodox Church in Lopez with Rev. Hieromonk Michael Thier officiating.  Interment will be held in St. Vladimir's Cemetery, Lopez.  Friends may call on Monday, Jan. 22, 1996 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore. There will be a Parastas service at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  RHW Towanda Daily Review 23 Jan.1996.

SMITH - Virginia A. Kobbe, 73, of New Albany, Pa., died on Saturday, March 21, 2009, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  She was born on April 5, 1935, in Sayre, Pa., a daughter of the late Henry and Louise (Clark) Smith.  On Feb, 22, 1957, she married Leonard L. Kobbe in Redeemer Church, and they celebrated 52 years of marriage.  Virginia lived her entire lifetime in this area.  She enjoyed crocheting. One of the great pleasures in her life was time spent with her family, and especially her grandchildren.  She leaves surviving her husband: Leonard L. Kobbe, at home; her four children: Barbara A. (Clyde) Ryce of Mehoopany, Pa., Bonnie L. Kobbe of Forksville, Pa., Edith B. Spiller of New Albany and Leonard L. Kobbe Jr. of New Albany; six grandchildren: Timmy, Kevin and Brandi Ryce, Petty Officer Billy Spillers, Leonard L. Kobbe III and Lindsey L. Kobbe; and six great-grandchildren: Owen, Brianna, Makayla, Destiny, Jovan and Kaylee.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons-in-law: Robert E. Marshall and Billy G. Spillers.  Friends and family are invited to call from noon to 2 p.m. n Wednesday, March 25, in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St.,, Dushore.  Graveside funeral services will immediately follow in St. Peter's Cemetery, Hugo's Corners, Elkland Township, Forksville.  RHW 23 MARCH 2009 Towanda Daily Review.

STRAIT - STAHL, Marjorie E. (Strait)
Marjorie E. (Strait) Stahl, 79, of Hanlon Hill in Ridgebury Twp., PA, died Jesus on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Twp., PA. Family and friends are welcome to call from 3:00-5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. The memorial service to honor Marjorie's life will be held at 5:00 p.m. on March 28th at the funeral home with Rev. Edward Crandall officiating.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 3/26/2009 - 3/28/2009

STROHL - Keith D. Strohl, 54, of Wysox, Pa., died Sunday, March 22, 2009, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  He was born in Lehighton, Pa., on Sept. 29, 1954, the son of Harold G. and Dolores May Strohl. Keith was a graduate of Palmerton High School, Palmerton, Pa., class of 1972.  He was a self-employed general contractor in the Bradford and Sullivan County areas for several years and was a member of the Monroeton Rod and Gun Club.  He is survived by: his son, Joshua A. Strohl of Sayre; his parents, Harold G. and Dolores Strohl of Centreville, Md.; his brother, Dennis C. Strohl, and his wife, Melissa, of Centreville; his sisters, Connie Costenbader of Milford, Del., Kathy Filchner, and her husband, Curtis, of Palmerton; his maternal grandmother, Catherine S. Houseman of Lehighton; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours.  The Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, is assisting Keith's family with arrangements.  RHW  25 March 2009 Towanda Daily Reviw.

SWEITZER - Julien Sweittzer, 3 1/2, died on Oct. 15, 1995, due to injuries received when a large tree branc fell upon him.  His father Richard (Rich) Sweitzer was also injured in the accident.  He is survived by his parents Rich ans Susan Sweitzer and a sister, Emma of Winooski, VT; fraternal grandparents Barbara and Dick Sweitzer, formerly of Towanda, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.  At this time Rich and Susan would enjoy hearing from friends and former classmates to help them through this tragedy.  The address is: 12 Audet Street, Winooski, VT. 05404.  RHW 20 Dec. 1995 Towanda Daily Review.

TAYLOR - Alfred G. Taylor, 78, of South German St. Dushore, PA. died on Friday, Jan. 26, 1996, at the skilled Nunsing Unit of the Twoy community Hospital, Troy, PA.  The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Jan.30, 1996, at 10 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, and followed by a Mass of Christian Burial Service at 10:30 a.m. at  the St. Basil's Catholic Church of Dushore with his pastor Rev,. Patrick J. MCLaughlin presiding.  Interment will be in the adjoining parish cemetery.  Members of Loyalsock Post No 996 American Legion, Dushore, will xconduct fraveside services on Tuesday.  Memorials can be directed to St Bails's Church, P.O. box 307, Dushore, PA or the  Dushore Ambulance Association, P.O. box 1, Dushore, PA 18614.  RHW 30 Jan 1996 Towanda Daily Review.

KILBORN VICKERY -  Suzanne Elizabeth Vickery Albers, born Sept. 20, 1941, in Elmira, NY; died on February 28, 2009, in her home in Atlanta, GA.  Suzanne, the daughter of Gerald and Emma Vickery, grew up in Tro alongside brother, Gerald (Jerry) Vickery, and Carolyn (Carol) VICKERY KILBORN. Suzanne (Susie) cheered her way through Troy High School, graduating in 1959.  Suzanne’s career goals took her from her beloved Troy, to Washington, D.C., where she met her future husband, Darwin (Al) Albers. They were married for 34 years until Al’s passing in 2001.  Suzanne lived throughout the country, and abroad as a loving military wife, and mother to Kim and DeeAnn; They settled in the Atlanta area upon Al’s retirement. Her greatest retreat, however, was the time she spent with family and friends at Mountain Lake in Pennsylvania.  Suzanne was highly regarded for her outgoing personality, positive attitude, friendliness, love of caring for children, and devotion to her family. Whether walking her dog, Sophie, or buying her Starbucks coffee, Suzanne never met a stranger. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.  Suzanne is survived by her daughters, Kim Albers and DeeAnn Rogers, and her granddaughter, Grace Rogers, all of Atlanta, GA; her brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Sally Vickery of Troy; brother-in-law Dean Kilborn, of Canton; nephews and nieces: William (Bill) Vickery, Bruce and Sarah Vickery, Melinda (Mindy) Kilborn Weed and Ron Weed, Deana Kilborn Leighton and Don Leighton, and Rebekah (Becky) Kilborn.  Private services will be held in Pennsylvania at a later date.  Donations may be made to The Mountain Lake Association, and directed to Michelle Malone, 132 Overlook Drive, Horseheads, NY 14845.   RHW Thirsday 12 March 2009 The Canton Independent Sentinel.

WATERS Thomas Eugene
Age 81 of Horseheads, NY died on Thursday March 26, 2009. He was born on December 3, 1927 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Joseph and Madeline Newman Waters. Mr. Waters was a Veteran serving his country with the U.S. Navy. Thomas married his wife Helen Tarby Waters in June of 1951 and they would have celebrated their 58th Wedding Anniversary this year. Mr. Waters retired from the Bendix Corporation as a Traffic Manager after 36 years. He also owned Show Car Auto Detailing with his son Thomas and enjoyed spending time there. He loved the outdoors, was an avid swimmer and loved being at Seneca Lake. Thomas was a passionate, hardworking, giving man, always on the go and lived life to the fullest. Thomas was pre-deceased by his parents; brothers and sister: Joseph Waters, James Waters, Martin Waters, Joan Pickering. Mr. Waters is survived by his loving wife Helen Tarby Waters; sons and daughter-in-law: William and Dana Waters of Big Flats, NY; Thomas Waters Jr. of Horseheads, NY; granddaughter Anna Marie Waters; brother: Robert Waters of Elmira, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Sunday March 29, 2009 from 3-6 PM. Mr. Waters Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 6 PM.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/27/2009

WEST Arthur
Age 88 of 251 Canal Street, Montour Falls, NY Tuesday, January 24, 1995 at the Skilled Nursing Facility, Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls, NY.  He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mrs. Myra I. West; Sons: Norman, Richard, and Kenneth West, all of Montour Falls, NY; Daughters and Sons-in-law: Florence Alexander of Millerton, PA, Marcia and Daniel Jenkins of Montour Falls, NY, Thelma and Jack Kubinski of Elmira, NY; 18 Grandchildren; 23 Great-Grandchildren; 4 Great-Great Grandchildren; Brothers: Christopher West of Montour Falls, NY and George West of Pine Valley, NY; several Nieces and Nephews.  Mr. West was a retired employee of Shepard Niles Corporation, Montour Falls, NY.  Friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee Street, Montour Falls, NY on Thursday from 3-5 PM.  His Funeral and Committal Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday at 5 PM.  Interment Montour Cemetery, Montour Falls, NY.  Elmira Star Gazette – January 25, 1995

WILSON Jerry L. (SRGP 29844)
68, of Bradford, PA, died Wednesday, March 25, 2009 in his home. Born April 2, 1940, in Wellsboro, he was the son of John L. and Anna Mason Wilson. A US Army Veteran, he served honorably from 1959 – 1962. On December 14, 1989, in Galeton, he married the former Penny A. Kibbe, who survives. He was employed by Dresser Mfg. in Wellsboro and Bradford for 39 years. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Bradford and a former member of the VFW and Moose in Galeton and Bradford and the Eagles in Bradford. Surviving besides his wife, Penny, are six children, Vicki (Ronald) Burdick of Ulysses, Jerry E. (Cassandra) Wilson of Pen Argyl, Tammy (Charlie) Lehman of York, Todd (Trisha McCullen) Wilson of Galeton, Robert (Karen) Fuller and Dennis (Cindi) Fuller, both of Bradford; 17 grandchildren; two brothers, LeRoy (Phyllis) Wilson of Covington and Jack (Linda) Wilson of Blossburg; four sisters, Patty Ellis, Mary Wilson, Alice Bartholomew, and Betty (Burt) Weber, all of Wellsboro; and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Elwood Wilson; and two sisters, Thelma Cleveland and Joyce Williammee.  Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Saturday, March 28th from 12:00 –2:00 PM, with a Memorial Service at 2:00 PM. The Rev. Laverne E. Holliday will officiate. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Nursing, 15 Main St., Bradford, PA 16701 or the Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/26/2009

WISEL - Lyle Grant Wisel, 62, of Troy, PA died on January 24th at the Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness.  He was surrounded by his children and friends.  Lyle was born on June 17, 1946 in Olean, NY to Regina and Grant Wisel of Shinglehouse, PA.  After finishing High School at Oswayo Valley he attended Mansfield State College majoring in Education.  He went on to obtain his Masters from Elmira College.  Lyle taught elementary education for the Troy Area School District from 1971 to 1979.  Until his retirement in 2005, he worked for Commonwealth Telephone as an installer/repair man.  Throughout his opinionated years, Lyle was a member of many organizations including Oscoluwa Fire Department, Corey Creek Golf Club and the Troy Rod & Gun Club.  He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, softball, and bowling.  Lyle's favorite pastimes were watching his daughter play volleyball & spending time with his family and friends.  Lyle was predeceased by his father Grant Wisel in1998 and his brother-in-law Dennis Phillips.  He is survived by his mother and step-father Regina & Ross Pope of Shinglehouse, PA.  His son & daughter-in-law, Kyle & Amy Wisel, Troy, PA.  He has two daughters and a son-in-law.  Michele & Jay Johnson of Vestal, NY and Alisha Wisel, a sophomore at Pitt-Bradford.  To his three granddaughters, Macy Johnson and Piper & Parker Wisel he was affectionately known as "Bompi". A sister, Georgia Phillips, of Odenton, MD and nephews Drew and Durke Phillips. Lyle also leaves behind many friends who knew him as "Moose" & "WeeZee".  In lieu of flowers please send contributions to the Oscoluwa Engine & Hose, Troy, PA. Please join Lyle's family in a Life Celebration at the Oscoluwa Banquet Hall, Troy, PA on Saturday January 31, 2009 from 1-4. The Rev. Russell Horning of the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse will be officiating.  Arrangements are under the care of the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA.  RHW  The Lowery Funeral Home, Athens obit.

WIXSON - MATHEWS, Luella M. (Wixson) (Matwiejow)
Age 98, a longtime resident of Elmira and Wayne-Dundee, NY, went to be with our Lord and Savior Sunday morning, March 29, 2009. Luella was born on October 31, 1910 in Reading Center, NY to the late Hazekesh and Henrietta (Davis) Wixson, and was married to Walter Matwiejow. Luella held a strong faith and love for our Lord and Savior. She not only committed her life to her family, she also committed her life to caring for others. Surviving is her loving family who cherish her memory, sons, Alex Matwiejow of Las Vegas, NV, Walter (Louie) Matwiejow of Watkins Glen, NY and Stanley Matwiejow of OR; daughter, Helen (Richard) Dixon of Dundee, NY; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and cherished friends. Luella was predeceased by her husband, Walter Matwiejow; daughters, Josephine Maxwell and Alleen (Sweetie) Ross. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, March 31st, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 W. St., Dundee, NY. A Memorial Service for Luella will follow at 4 p.m. with Pastor Raymond Champion officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/30/2009

YOUNG - Robert E. Young, 73, of Franklin Ave., Tunkhannock, died at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, on Friday, Jan. 5, 1996.  He was born in Wyalusing on Jan 25, 1922, son of the late Loren and Ethel VOUGHT Young.  He was a graduate of Wyalusing High School, Class of 1939, Danville School of Nursing, Class of 1944 and received a B.S. in Education from Temple University in 1971.  During his professional career, he taught and worked several administrative areas at Temple University and several other hospitals in the Philadelphia area retiring from Parkview Hospital in Philadelphia in 1990.  He attended the Osterhout Bible Church in Tunkhannock.  He is survived by his wife of 21 years, the former Elizabeth MOSES and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral and committal services will be held from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 W. Tioga St. Tunkhannock, on Sunday, at 1 p.m. with Victor W. Decker, pastor of the Osterhout Bible Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Brackney Cemetery in Brackney.  Friends may call the funeral home on sunday from noon until the time of service.   RHW.  Towanda Daily Review 10 Jan.1996.

WYDA - Joseph J. Wyda, of Hunlock Creek, died Saturday, Dec 30, 1995, in General Hospital, Wildes-Barre.  Born in Kingston, he was the son of the former Mary KUBITSA of Pensacola, Fl. and the late George J Wyda.  He was formerly employed by Penn State University, Wilkes-Barre Campus, as a mechanic and plant operator.  He was an Army veteran of the Koream Conflict, a member of the American Legion Post No 558, Plains, VFW Post No. 5267, Hanover Twp., CWV Post No. 274, Ashley and the Elks Lodge, Towanda.  In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife, the former Elizabeth Jane BROWN; brothers, William of New Albany, Edward of Pennsacola, FL, Robert of Thomason, ND, and Ronald of AZ; and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a sister, Rita.  The funeral service will be held Friday, at 8:30 a.m. from the Kopicki Funeral Home, 263 Zerbey Ave., Kingston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in St. Marys's Annunciation Church.  Friends are invited to call at the funeral home Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m..  Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.  RHW. Towanda Daily Review 3 Jan.1996.

? MILLER Pierrette
Of 126 Daffodil Drive, Horseheads unfurled her Angel Wings and passed into Gods arms on Friday, March 27th, 2009. She was loved and cherished by those who were blessed with knowing her. She will not only be remembered for her loving and caring nature but also for her stalwart determination, especially when it came to the game of Scrabble. There was no one more unwavering to win than she. Her competitive side always brought a smile to our faces along with loads of laughter which were contagious and everyone benefitted from her joyous spirit with light hearts and warm feelings of happiness. Among other loves Pierrette also had a love for birds which she shared with everyone who came to visit the house. There is an array of feeders that keep her feathered friends visiting during the winter months keeping their bellies full year round. Pierrette had a generous soul, volunteering her time and applied her vast talents as a seamstress, making, by hand with no patterns, countless mittens and hats for newborn children, which she donated to the American Cancer Society, and the American Heart Association at the Arnot Hospital in Elmira, the Cerebral Palsy day program in Horseheads, as well as the Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her house was always warm and comfortable and the doors were open to all who cared to visit and share in her hospitality. She will be remembered by those that she worked with and the students she cared for in the cafeterias of both Sing Sing Road and Gardner Road Elementary Schools in Horseheads. Pierrette was born in France on September 11th, 1929. She bravely survived troubling times, persevered and met Lyman Miller whom she married and remained devoted to for nearly 55 years. She came with him to America and together they raised a wonderful and caring family. Her mother, Raymond George and twin sister, Suzanne remained in France, but no distance was too far for their relationship to remain strong and faithful to one another. Pierrette and Lyman's four sons and daughter grew up and prospered in their house and also went on to be great and wonderful parents as well, for they had great mentors. Philippe and Terre Miller along with their three sons, Jesse, Scott, and Kyle reside in North Carolina. Francis and Beth Miller live in New York. Patrick and Cindy Miller have their daughter and two sons and their families, Sarah and Kelly of Florida, Jason and Jillian of Florida, Jeremy and Crystal of Oklahoma. Most recently, Jeremy and Crystal gave birth to Pierrette's great-grandson, Clayton Miller. Kathleen and Bruce Gross and their daughter, Jennifer live in New York. 37 years ago, Pierrette and Lyman brought their family together for an announcement. Prior to this, there had been some discussion and speculation from the children about getting a pool. What they were shocked to find out was that they were not getting a pool, but a baby brother. They all decided on the name Craig and now he and Jackie Slater make their home in New York. Her love of Angels is evident as there are numerous figurines and pictures throughout the family house, but, she alone was enough to let us know that she loved Angels, because she was just that, an Angel, to all of us, and she continues to be an Angel in our hearts and minds and will forever be. Her talents, love, and friendship will be missed by those lives she touched. In keeping with her wishes, services will be held privately with the immediate family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Pierrette with memorials in her name to the Paralyzed Veterans of America at Syracuse National Service Office, 342 Salina Street, #200, Syracuse, NY 13202, 315-478-1392, 315-478-1594 (fax). This was one organization that she contributed to on a regular basis to give back to those that have served the country that she called home for the last 54 years.    Published in the Star-Gazette from 3/29/2009 - 3/31/2009
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