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APOSTOLOU Joseph C., Sr.
Age 23, of Elmira, died very unexpectedly on Monday, April 13, 2009. Joe was born July 29, 1985, son of Sam Apostolou and the late Anntonette Ball Apostolou. In addition to his father, he is survived by his partner, Kim Sager, with whom he has two sons, Joseph C. Jr. and Andrew; sister, Samantha Apostolou; Kim's parents, Mary Sager and Donald Everson; friends, Rita Sager, James Zotta, and Gerald Sager; along with several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Joe was born on Long Island and moved to Port Richey, FL when he was a child. He just recently had moved to Elmira. While in Florida he worked as a landscaper. A loving husband, father, and son, Joe will be missed and always remembered by his family.  "I Love You, Baby". Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Monday, April 20, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 6:15 p.m.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/19/2009

Maude E. Appleby, 95, of Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, Pa., died April 15, 2009 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa.
Friends are invited to call from 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 18, 2009, at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, Pa., where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.

AUSTIN Herbert F.
Age 79 of Lewes, DE died March 28, 2009. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Angela W. Austin; Sons: Kenneth (Sharon) of Erin, NY; William (Donna) of Kirkville, NY; Lawrence of Homer, NY; Tom of Blades, DE. Daughters: Karen Higgins of Wilmington, DE and Jodi Randall of Bentonville, AK; 14 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Previously of Homer NY, Mr. Austin was employed by Associated Coca-Cola for 20 years, working first in Cortland, and later in Elmira. He then went on to become a truck/car sales specialist for over 15 years in the Cortland area. He retired to Delaware, where he enjoyed fishing, working in his yard, and spending time with his family; especially his grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Tully United Community Church, Tully, NY on Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 11am.

BATES - KELLY, Louise Evelyn
82 years, of Brown Hollow Road, Corning, NY, died Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born July 4, 1926 in Campbell, NY, the daughter of the late Kenneth and Rosely Bennett Bates. A lifetime resident of the area, attending the Campbell School. Louise and Richard R. Kelly were married and he predeceased her in 1957. She was employed at Corning Bowl, Corning NY, for 41 years. Louise was committed to her job and over the many years she cherished the memories of the Bowling Center and its Bowlers. Louise was elected into the Bowling Hall of Fame. Surviving are her sons, Kenneth (Sharon) Clark of Monterey, NY and Richard (Pam) Kelly of Painted Post, NY; grandchildren, Richard (Janet) Kelly of Big Flats, NY, Dean (Tina) Kelly of Elmira, NY, Eric (Tammy) Clark of Campbell, NY, Steven Clark of Corning, NY, Michael (Chassity) Clark of Montour Falls, NY, Candace Clark of Painted Post, NY and William (Michelle) Stull of Painted Post, NY; great-grandchildren, Madison Louise Kelly, Alyssa Kelly, Lindsay Kelly, Mychelle Clark, Donna Clark, Brittany Clark, Brandyn Clark, Nicholas Erickson, Gavin Stull and Mackenzie Heavlin; sisters, Shirley (George) Mayer of Corning, NY and Janice Anne (John) Rice of Bath, NY; sister-in-law, Carolyn Bates of Savona, NY; nephew, Greg (Lorri) Mayer of Mesa, AZ; in recent years, dear friends and neighbors, Mary Spencer and Joan Wilson. Predeceasing her were her daughter-in-law, Gladys "Weedy" Funnel; and brother, Lynn Bates. Louise loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her vast family and friends. Private Services will be held at the convenience of the family, followed by Interment in the family plot at the Coopers Plains Cemetery, Coopers Plains, NY. The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Louise's name to: American Heart Association, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049; or American Cancer Society, 1316 College Avenue, Elmira, NY 14810; or MADD, 790 Watervliet-Shaker Rd., Latham, NY 12110.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/3/2009

BENSCOTER - Sharon D. Benscoter Carter, RR1, Box 1075, Laceyville, PA, died unexpectedly at her home in Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, on Thursday, April 2, 2009.  She was born on July 17, 1939, the daughter of the late Bruce A. and Hilda C. LaFrance Benscoter. A graduate of the Wyalusing Valley High School, she spent all of her life as a farmer in the Laceyville, Meshoppen and LeRaysville area. While living near LeRaysville, she was employed at the LeRaysville Cheese Factory. Surviving are her sons and their wives, William and Teri Rogers of Meshoppen and Wayne and Cindy Rogers of Meshoppen; three grandchildren; a sister, Frances VanGorden of Tunkhannock, and her extended family of stepchildren and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Anita Humphrey, who died in 1998, and two brothers, Neil Benscoter (1993) and Loren Benscoter (2007). Abiding with her wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral services. Interment will be at a later date at the convenience of the family in the Jersey Hill Cemetery in Meshoppen. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville. -Wyalusing Rocket Courier, April 9, 2009

BISHOP - Meredith J. Bishop, 87, of Montrose, PA, died, Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at Meadow View Senior Living Center, Montrose. Born Sept. 23, 1921 in Binghamton, NY, he was the son of the late James Lee and Ruth (Kinney) Bishop. He was the husband of the late Helen Marie (Mitchell) Bishop. He was a farmer and served in the Navy during World War II. Survivors include his former wife, June Richardson of Montrose; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Robert Canfield of Kirkwood, NY; sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Patricia Bishop of Vero Beach, FL, Dennis J. and Barbara Bishop of Binghamton, NY; grandchildren, Michele, Lynne, Amy and Robert, Jr.; sister and brothers-in-law, Betty and Harold Mack of Harford; brother and sister-in-law, Gilbert and Alice Bishop of Springville; stepsons and stepdaughters-in-law, Kevin and Darlene Bishop of Springville, Colin and Mary Bishop of South Montrose; daughter-in-law, Dawn and Richard Arnold of South Montrose; step-grandchildren, Melissa, Nicole, Justin, Christina Kathy and Kelly. He was also predeceased by his brothers, Elston and Dale Bishop.  Services were held on Saturday, April 4, at 2 p.m. at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose. Visitation was held on Friday, April 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 712 S. Keyser Avenue, Taylor, PA 18517. -Wyalusing Rocket Courier, April 9, 2009

BOHART Allen D. Sr.
Age 61, of Wellsburg, NY, died Saturday, April 18, 2009, at Elcor Health Service, Horseheads, NY. Survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Donna L. Bohart; daughter, Tina (Brian) Porter; son, Allen D. Bohart, Jr.; grandchildren, Antoinette Porter, Brian Porter, Jr., Jessica Bohart, Jacob Bohart; brothers, Ernie (Lorraine) Bohart, Melvin (Kathy) Bohart, Gary (Jackie) Bohart; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Eugene and Mary (Doan) Bohart. There will be a private memorial gathering at the convenience of the family. Arrangements entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/20/2009

BOND – Cleda Bond Fassett, died Monday, April 28, 2003 in Schuyler Hospital after a short illness.  Born Nov. 1, 1914, on Decatur Street, Watkins Glen, she was a descendant of the first European settlers in Schuyler County and a long time resident of Valois, N.Y.  She was predeceased by her husband, Floyd (Spic) Fassett and her granddaughter, Keighley Fassett.  She is survived by her daughter, Jane Fassett Barney of Chittendon, Vt.; son, the Rev. Dr. Thomas Fassett and daughter-in-law, Nancy Lowell Fassett of Hector, N.Y.; grandchildren, Kimberley Fassett of Washington, D.C., Stacey (Tim) Elliott and James Wolff of Chittendon and Christopher Wolff of Brockport, N.Y.; and great-grandchildren Abigail, Sarah, Caleb and Phoebe Elliott of Chittendon.  Cleda Fassett has three surviving siblings whom she raised upon the early death of their parents on South Keystone Avenue, Sayre: Lucille Bond Ferris, Washington, D.C., John (Ann) Bond of Jacksonville, Fla., and Jean Bond (Raymond) Park of Sayre.  After graduation from Sayre High School, Cleda attended Binghamton General Hospital nurses training program and became a registered nurse working in Binghamton General, Tioga General Hospital, Rochester Park Avenue Hospital and retired from nursing from the Schuyler Hospital.  Even in her advancing years she could be found taking blood pressures for people in church or her home or the senior center.  Cleda was very active in Girl Scouts in her adult years and in 2002 was inducted into the Odessa-Montour-Watkins Glen Girl Scout Hall of Fame.  She was also a member of the Eastern Star and the Burdett United Methodist Church where she enjoyed membership in the craft club.  Cleda Bond Fassett will be remembered for many things, among them her hospitality to visitors, storytelling and her memory of a vast local history only partially recorded.  A memorial service will be held Monday, May 5, at 11 a.m. at the Burdett United Methodist Church, Route 79, Burdett.  In lieu of flowers, all memorials may be sent to the Burdett United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 222, Burdett, N.Y. 14818.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen, N.Y.  Sayre Evening Times 30 Apr 2003.  (Buried in Valois Union Cemetery, Valois, N.Y., Cleda was the daughter of Thomas and May Gould Bond of Sayre.)

BOX Robert S. Sr.
Age 92, formerly of 175 Dodge Ave., Corning, died Friday, May 1, 2009, at the Fred and Harriett Taylor Health Center in Bath. Robert was born in Corning on September 21, 1916, the son of the late Albert and Lena (Wilcox) Box. He married Louise Champlain on January 16, 1960 in Town Of Corning. She survives him. Robert was a graduate of Corning Free Academy and spent his entire life in the Corning area. He retired with the U.S. Postal Service as a letter carrier in Corning with over 30 years of service. A high school basketball referee, Bob had traveled for many years all across New York State during the 50's and 60's. He was instrumental in organizing the Steuben County basketball referees association. He played semi-pro baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers farm team of Elmira and was inducted into the Corning-Painted Post Sports Hall of Fame where he later served as President. Bob was a private pilot and was a member of the Curtis Memorial Flyers OX 5. He loved camping, fishing, and bowled in several leagues. He is survived by his wife, Louise; three daughters, Michele L. Murphy of New Smyrna Beach, FL, Bobbie Box of North Conway, NH, and Leslie O'Connor of Lake Worth, FL; one son, Robert Samuel (Laura) Box Jr. of Lakeland, FL; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews; brother, Fred Box of Elmira. Bob was predeceased by a grandson, Christopher; and brothers, Don and Al. Friends may call Monday, May 4th, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. A memorial service will follow at 6:00 p.m.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/3/2009

The Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, 10 May 1944
THE LATE ELIDA R. NOBLES - The funeral of Mrs. Elida R. Nobles, of West Albany, N. Y., who died in Memorial Hospital were held April 28. She was the widow of Ferdinand Nobles. The funeral was held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Kelly, Rev. Stanley Tapple, of the Colonie Gospel Tabernacle, officiating; burial in St. John's Lutheran cemetery.  She leaves nine children, Charles Nobles, Theodore Nobles, Pfc. George R. Nobles, Eugene Nobles, Mrs. Noble Conaway, Mrs. Esther Zow, Mrs. Florence J. Kelly, Mrs. Dorthea Relyea, Mrs. Clara Gay; 23 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.  She was formerly a resident of Wellsboro, a sister of Edith Wilson, Edwin A. Boyden, Flynn Boyden and Sarah Derrah.

BROTZMAN - Neva Merle Brotzman Crisman King, age 94, of RR 2, Box 2055, Laceyville, Pa. (Indian Hill), went home to be with her Lord, at her home, early Easter Sunday morning, April 12, 2009. She was born on Spring Hill, Bradford County, Pa., on May 9, 1914, the daughter of the late Foster and Annis Hall Brotzman. She was the wife of Willard K. Crisman, who died on March 23, 1941; and M. Cornelius (Neil) King, who died on Nov. 21, 1967. Growing up in the Laceyville area, she was a graduate of the Laceyville High School, class of 1933. All of her life, Mrs. King was a housewife and homemaker, for her husbands, and their family.  Neva lived her nearly 95 years of her life to the fullest. Her hands were always active with church work, traveling, baby-sitting, gardening, volunteering, needlework and her family. All of her life she was a member of the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville. Throughout the years, she was active in the church as a children's Sunday School teacher and in the church nursery, and also active in the Awana Club. Mrs. King was a member of the Indian Hill Birthday Club, the Laceyville Oldest House and the Laceyville–Meshoppen Tyler Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and for more than 30 years, she was the secretary of the Laceyville Alumni Association. In her spare time she was an avid Scrabble player. Surviving are her daughters, and their husbands, Bonnie and Robert Baker of Laceyville, and Gail and Gerald Rhodes of Owego, N.Y., and her son and his wife, Rev. Mark and Peggy King of Birchardville, Pa. She is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Helen Crisman of Binghamton, N.Y.; a sister and her husband, Thelma and Donald Cunningham of Laceyville; her brother and his wife, Glenn and Shirley Brotzman of Lake Tapps, Wash.; 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.  Besides her husbands, and her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Charles Crisman; three grandsons, Ryan Baker, Bobby Baker and Edward Rhodes; and a granddaughter, Karen Baker.  A special thank you to all of the women who provided tender loving care in her home the past few years. Also a special thank you to Bonnie, her daughter, who spent many hours caring for her Mom. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 15, at the Braintrim Baptist Church, with the Rev. Thomas Davis officiating. Interment will be in the Jersey Hill Cemetery in Meshoppen, Pa.  Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, on Tuesday, and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Braintrim Baptist Church Memorial Library, Laceyville, PA 18623.  Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

BROWN - Larry Brown, 58, lifelong resident of Shunk, Pa., died very unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, April 26, 2009.  Born on May 7, 1950, in Sayre, Pa., Lawrence Richard Brown was one of three sons in the family of Janet (FOSTER) Brown and the late Roy Glen Brown Sr. Larry was a 1968 graduate of Sullivan County High School.  On Oct. 9, 1976, he married the former Carol FITZWATER at the East Canton United Methodist Church.  Larry will be lovingly remembered as a man who was not afraid of a good day's work. He was happiest when staying busy with his projects. Most recently, he worked for the Dwight Lewis Lumber Co.  He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. Larry was an active supporter and charter member of Shunk's Endless Winds Volunteer Fire Company, where he served as a former fire chief. He also was a driver for Western Alliance EMS Shunk Station No. 55.  In addition to his mother, Janet Brown, of Shunk, surviving are his wife of 32 years, Carol; children, Sonya (John) Hipple and Bradley (Kate) Nichols, all of Muncy, Pa., and Crystal Nichols of Florida; stepchildren, Robin Fromille (Terry) Thomas of Michigan and Shawn Fromille of Canton, Pa.; seven grandchildren, Gregory, Cheyenne, Brett, Haylee, Willow, Maddison and Terry Jr.; two brothers, Roy (Vicky) Brown Jr. of Shunk and Howard "Skip" (Vonda) Brown of Benton, Pa.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and many dear friends.  Larry was predeceased by his father, Roy Brown Sr.  Calling hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. The funeral and committal services will follow at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating.  In lieu of flowers, his family suggests your consideration of a memorial in Larry's name to the Endless Winds Volunteer Fire Co., 9721 Route 154 Unit 1, Shunk, PA 17768.  Reva Wagner, 27 April 2009, Daily Review.

CAHILL – Marie MacNeal, Former Sayre Resident, Dies.  Mrs. Marie H. (Cahill) MacNeal, 60, of 618 Crossfield Road, King of Prussia, formerly of Sayre, died Monday, Aug. 13, 1973 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Norristown.  Surviving are her husband, Gerald MacNeal, also formerly of Sayre; a daughter, Ellen MacNeal at home; a sister, Mrs. Julia Devan of Astoria, L.I.; five brothers, James, Edward and Michael Cahill, all of Sayre; Joseph and Bernard Cahill, both of Washington, D.C. and several cousins, nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held last Thursday at  9:30 a.m. at the Boyd-Harrox Funeral Home, 718 Swede St., Norristown, and at 10:30 at the Mother of Devine Providence Church in King of Prussia.  Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, King of Prussia.  Memorial contributions may be made in the form of Mass cards.  Sayre Evening Times

CAMPBELL - Tampa R. McGuinn, age 57, of Mansfield, PA, died Monday, April 27, 2009 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Tampa was born December 10, 1951 in Laramie, WY, a daughter of William Alfred Campbell and Pauline Mae (Earlywine) Walker. She was the wife of Robert Bob McGuinn. Tampa enjoyed cooking, camping, hiking, motorcycle riding with her husband, and doing charity work for the Red Cross and the Salvation Army.  Tampa is survived by her husband, Bob of Mansfield; a daughter, Bobbijo Elder of Portland, OR; a brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Debbie Campbell of Curtin, OR; a sister, Pam Earlywine of Cape Code, MA; mother-in-law, Geraldine McGuinn of Mansfield, PA; nieces, Megan Galindo of Cape Code, MA, Courtney and Tucker Nelson of Billings, MT, Jessica Nelson of Ellensburg, WA; aunt, Faith Rucker of Tacoma, WA; cousin, Brian Rucker of Tacoma, WA; best friend, Vivian Morgan of Mansfield, PA; her best dog, Minnie-Me, and other best friends in OR.  In keeping with Tampas wishes, there will be no services. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.

CARNEY Maynard Blain
Of Elmira/Nunda, age 84, died April 20, 2009 after a brief illness. Formerly of Nunda, Maynard was predeceased by his parents, Blain and Minnie Gibson Carney; his first wife, Florence Yueckstock Carney; one sister, Dorothy Wampole; and a daughter-in-law, Patty Carney. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Burkey Carney of Elmira; children, Maynard C. Carney of Henrietta, Valerie (Michael) Long of Nunda, Peggy (James) Thurber of Springville, TN, Thomas J. (Sharon) Carney of Mumford; a sister, Arlene Brokaw of Dansville; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Mann Funeral Home, 44 State Street, Nunda, where a funeral service will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Burton Smith officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Nunda. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elmira YMCA, the Alzheimer's Association or the American Cancer Society.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/23/2009

CASSLEBURY - Francis Ralph Casselbury.. When someone you love becomes a memory...the memory becomes a treasure… Our loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather, Francis Ralph Casselberry, 85, of LeRaysville, Pa., died on Monday, May 4, 2009, following a courageous battle with cancer.  Ralph, as he was affectionately known by his family and friends, was born on April 9, 1924, in South Hill, Pa., a son of Basil and Clara (MONTGOMERY) Casselberry.  He attended school until the 10th grade and at the age of 17 left school to enter the U.S. Marines. He proudly served our country, from 1941 until 1945.  On Jan. 5, 1946, he married the love of his life, Winola Hunt, and together they celebrated 63 years of happiness.  Ralph was a former employee of American-LaFrance in Elmira, N.Y., served as Orwell Township supervisor and constable and was also a retired employee of Masonite.  He enjoyed gardening, hunting, visiting with friends, family and neighbors.  Ralph was a member of the United Church of Christ-Potterville and a lifetime member of the Northeast Bradford Memorial VFW Post 6824.  Ralph was a wonderful man who will be greatly missed by all.  Ralph is survived by his wife, Winola, at home; his daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Ray Smith of Erin, N.Y., Joyce and Stephen Shafer of Meshoppen, Pa., Connie and Mitchell Dingus of New Concord, Ohio, Betty and William Veasey of Egg Harbor Township, N.J., and Diane and Clifton Burlew of Lowman, N.Y.; a son and his fiancee, Kevin Casselberry and Debbie Hood of Binghamton, N.Y.; a sister and brother-in-law: Donna and Robert Moshier of Pine City, N.Y.; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Pearl and Ed Marshall: nine grandchildren, Daryl Smith, Stephen and Eric Shafer, Michelle Sanders, Travis Dingus, Tracy McComis and Brian Hill, and Joseph and Cassandra Veasey; nine great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren; and four nephews and a niece.  Ralph was predeceased by his parents, Basil and Clara Casselberry; brother Richard (Doris) Casselberry; a son-in-law, Harold Hill; a sister, Betty Casselberry; brothers Leland Casselberry and Basil Casselberry Jr.; stepsisters Dorothy Bourne, Marjorie Slavick and Mildred Lorence; and stepbrothers Carl and Elwood Foote.  Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and celebration of Ralph's life at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, at the United Church of Christ-Potterville, where military honors will be accorded following the services.  Memories and condolences for Ralph's family may be shared by visiting our Web site at Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Memorial Hospice, Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848, or the United Church of Christ, c/o Mrs. Jean Davis, RR 1, Box 30, LeRaysville, PA 18829, in loving memory of Francis Ralph Casselberry.  Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, NY.  Reva Wagner, Daily Review, 05May 2009.

CHILSON - James A. Chilson, 69, of Egg Harbor Twp. N.J. died peacefully on April 11, 2009 at the Mainland Hospital, Atlantic City, N.J.  His parents were the late Harry and Irene Jennings Chilson. Jim served his country in the US Army during the Cuban Crisis.  Surviving are two sons: James and Joey Chilson, of Florida; a daughter: Jeanne, of Barton, N.Y.; a step-daughter: Vicki, of Egg Harbor Township, N.J.; a special friend: Louise CLARK; four brothers: Harry and LeRoy, of Towanda, Pa., LaRue, of New Gretna, N.J. and Richard, of Kansas; and one sister: Beverly DUNN, of Towanda, Pa. Also survived by two loving grandchildren and one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.  Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Final arrangements entrusted to Knight Funeral Home, Berlin, N.J.  Daily Review 16 April 2009.

CHILSON - Joseph B. Chilson, 63, of RR2 Wysox (Standing Stone Township) Pa., died Monday, April 20, 2009 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa., to meet his canine companion, Molly, in Heaven.  Born Sept. 1, 1945 in Ardmore, Okla. he was the son of Joseph R. Chilson and Joyce ROZELL Chilson.  Joe was a graduate of Towanda High School, class of 1965. He was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, having served in Vietnam in the U.S. Marine Corps.  On June 30, 1968 he married the former Nancy J. LATTIMER at Christ Episcopal Church in Towanda.  Upon his discharge from the Marine Corps, he was employed by Charmin in Mehoopany, Pa. In 1968 he was employed by Masonite Corp. until his retirement in 2000 when his health would no longer permit him to continue.  Joe was an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, reloading, target practice and black powder guns. He enjoyed spending time with his family especially his grandchildren.  Surviving are: His wife of 41 years, Nancy J. Chilson at home; his parents: Joseph R. and Joyce Chilson of Wysox, RR2; his children: Joel Chilson and his wife, Kelly of Wyalusing RR3, Dana Chilson of Wysox RR2, Michelle Perry and her husband, John Perry of Towanda RR6; nine beloved grandchildren: Jordan, AshLeigh, Dalton, Joey, Hannah, and Jackson Chilson, Jonathan Joseph Burton, Alison and JayDee Perry; two brothers: Jerry Wayne Chilson and his wife, Ann of Rome, Pa., Larry Chilson of Wysox RR2; six sisters: Anetta SOPER and her husband, Robert of Wysox RR2, Rose Rohe and her husband, Philip of Texas; Cathy Shoemaker and Chuck of Wysox RR2; LaVeda Gunther of Towanda, Pa., Valerie Donat and her husband, Joseph of Williamsport, Pa., and Karen Chilson of South Carolina; several nieces; nephews and cousins; a special aunt, Skeet; his mother-in-law: Margaret Lattimer of Wysox RR2; a sister-in-law: Margaret Crawford of Wysox RR2; a special brother-in-law, Walt Crawford, who helped him solve all the world's crises over a cup of coffee.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Roger Chilson and an infant grandson Jesse Chilson, and best friend Jerry Lattimer.  As per Joe's request there are no services or calling hours.  A remembrance picnic and time of fellowship will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, at Harry Camp's Pond in Herrickville, Pa.  Interment will be private.  Reva Wagner, Daily Review, 22 April, 2009.

CLARK - Carl Fredrick “Fred” Clark of Wyoming Ave., Tunkhannock, died Thursday, April 9, 2009 at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock. He was born in North Orwell, Bradford County, on Jan. 25, 1922, son of the late Robert and Hazel WOOD Clark.  A Marine Corps veteran, he served in World War II and the Korean Conflict. A graduate of Rome High School, he attended Bucknell University. He was a partner and salesman for Paul Rown Associates, selling Sporting Goods. In his younger years, he was active in the Tunkhannock Baseball Association, serving as a coach. For several years, he was a PIAA referee for basketball in the Scranton and Wilkes-Barre area and was a disappointed Yankee fan.  Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Donna NAVLE Clark; a son, Dane and wife, Shawn Clark of Tunkhannock; daughter, Lynn Clark of White Haven; brother, Leigh of Florida; sister, Alice BOCK of Baltimore, MD and two grandchildren, Josh and Erin.  A memorial service was held on Saturday, April 11 at noon from the Sheldon- Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with Rev. Lori Robinson, Pastor of the Eatonville United Methodist Church. Interment was in Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock. Friends called at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of service.  RHW. Wyalusing Rocket Courier 16 April, 2009

CLEMONS - ANDRUS, Marilyn L. (Clemons)
Age 73, of Elmira, NY, died Friday, May 1, 2009, at home after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Survived by her children, Ron (Colleen) Andrus of LaSalle, Michigan, Kara (Daniel) Bennett of Bremen, Georgia, Denise (John) Collum of Elmira and Emlyn (Thomas) Brown of Elmira; grandchildren, Melissa (Marc) Lemle, Chelsea Andrus, Colin Andrus, John (Leigh) Andrus, Shane (Kendall) Smithmen, Amanda (Joey) Boyer, Robert Andrus, Gina (David) Collum, Lina (Dennis) Cavanaugh, Elizabeth (John) Harper, Benjamin (fiancee Sandra) Freeman, Rebecca Freeman, Branden Freeman; 17 great-grandchildren; dear longtime friends, Margaret Melens and Sue Carozza; and her beloved pets, Tilly, Smokey and Tobey. She was preceded in death by her parents, Merton and Marion Clemons. Marilyn was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy and Corning Community College and worked as a legal secretary for various law offices in the area. She was an avid quiltmaker and enjoyed bowling, golfing and working in her gardens. Marilyn volunteered her time for the LPGA Corning Classic, Southport Senior Center and Meals on Wheels. At Marilyn's request there will be no calling hours or formal services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Falck Cancer Center or Southern Tier Hospice.

COLE -  John G. Cole, Sr. of DeBary, Fla., died on April 17, 2009 at the Hospice Care Center at Orange City, Fla., after a two year battle with cancer.  He was born on Feb. 29, 1924, in South Williamsport, Pa. to Harold R. Cole and Evaleen GROVE Cole of East Troy.  He graduated from Troy High School in 1942. He was active in FFA, band and glee club.  Most of his working years were spent farming on Mud Creek Road. In the 1950s and 60s he sponsored a riding club at the farm. After retiring from active farming he was in sales and a building inspector for the township.  John served in the Marine Corps from 1943 to 1945 and 1951 to 1952. He was proud of his service and was active in the American Legion and VFW. He was cremated and his ashes will be scattered on the Pacific Ocean to join his many buddies lost there in WWII.  He is survived by: his wife of 56 years, Helen THURSTON Cole; four daughters: Mary Anne Gallew and husband Edward (Butch), Nancy Conklin and husband, Ron, Priscilla Bortner and husband, Mervin, and Ida Green; two sons: John Jr. and partner Dee, Percy and wife Nettie; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers: George Cole and Edgar "Ned" Cole; and former spouse: Mary Adda King Morris.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Harold Robert "Bob" Cole, one grandson-in-law and one great-grandchild. A memorial service will be held, tentatively, on Aug. 15, near Troy. Details will be published later.  Memorials may be sent to the Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, West Volusia Care Center, 1625 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Orange City FL 32763.  "Rainbows arching in the sky when ground is wet and sun is high, a pot of gold at each end lies, against the clouds and clear blue skies. That may not be true, but I can say all rainbows have to fade away."   Written by Melanie in 1975.  Reva Wagner, Daily Review, 21 April, 2009.

COLE - Judy Pfaff, 70, of Canton RR 2, died peacefully at her home on Thursday morning, April 23, 2009.  Judith Cole Pfaff, "Judy" to family and friends, was born in Monongahela, Pa., on Nov. 5, 1938. One of seven children in the family of the late Glenn P. and Betty A. (ANTON) Cole, Judy graduated from Cathedral High School in 1956. On July 20, 1963, she married Richard "Dick" Pfaff in Bristol, Pa. They were blessed with nearly 46 wonderful years together and raised two children. Judy was employed by Canton Manufacturing until her retirement in 2001. She was a life-member of Canton's VFW Post 714 Auxiliary and the Canton American Legion's Auxiliary.  In addition to her husband Dick, surviving are: her children, Karl Pfaff of Canton, Christine (Randy) Bauman of Denver, Pa., and step-daughter Lee McClain of Philadelphia; four grandchildren; brothers and sisters James H. Cole of Yardley, Pa., Jeff Cole of Langhorne, Pa., Mary Jane Javier of South Hill, Va., Janine Cole of Yardley, and Ann Louise Story of Levittown, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and dear friends.  In addition to her parents, Judy was predeceased by a brother, John Cole, and a step-son. In keeping with Judy's wishes, there will be no public services. Those who wish may consider a memorial in her name to the Canton VFW Post 714 Auxiliary, 28 Troy St., Canton, PA 17724.  Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton, is assisting her family with arrangements.  Reva Wagner, Daily Review, 24 April, 2009.

Age 88 formerly of Horseheads, NY died on Wednesday April 8, 2009 in Sayre, PA. Louise was born on November 18, 1920 in Colley, PA the daughter of the late Clarence and Loueva Erle Dieffenbach. She worked as a nurse for the Sayre House in Sayre, PA for many years. Louise loved her family and cherished the times spent with her children, grandchildren and babysitting her great grandchildren. She had 3 loves in life besides her family and those were gardening, traveling and cats. "She lived her life with strength and elegance. A life that was a journey. For a time she lived in a fog, the mist has lifted now and she is back with us." Louise was pre-deceased by her parents and her grandson John David DePumpo. Mrs. DePumpo is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: John and Elaine DePumpo of Waverly, NY; David and Ann DePumpo of Buffalo, NY; daughters and sons-in-law: Ann and Wayne Frank of Rochester, NY; Lisa and Patrick Ghostlaw of Massena, NY; grandchildren: Denise and Tom Brewer; Diana and Dan Saklad;Jennifer DePumpo; Michael DePumpo; Hunter Ghostlaw; P.J. Ghostlaw; six great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law: Bill and Peg Dieffenbach of VA; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. It was Louise's wish that her calling hours and funeral services be held privately. Interment in Colley Cemetery in Colley, PA. Those wishing may remember Louise through donations to Elderwood Health Care 37 North Chemung Street Waverly, NY 14892. Arrangements entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/12/2009

DEUEL Braxton Robert
Braxton Robert Deuel, infant, died unexpectedly, April 17, 2009. Braxton was born November 26, 2008 in Elmira, NY, the son of Robert III and Ashley Davis-Deuel. Surviving Braxton are his parents of Bath; a sister, Shayla Atkins of Bath; brother, Dylan Deuel of Lindley, NY; grandparents, Robert and Kathryn Deuel of Bath; grandmother, Kathleen Deuel of Addison, NY; grandparents, William and Cheryl Davis of Bar Mills, ME; uncle, Russell Deuel of US Navy, Japan, and uncle, Michael Davis of Saco, ME. Family and friends are invited to call at Fagan's Funeral Home in Bath on Tuesday, April 21, 2009, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. with Funeral Services to follow at 8:00 p.m.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/20/2009

Age 77, of Elmira, died Thursday, April 16, 2009 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Joanne was born May 28, 1931, daughter of Lewis and Leona McDermott Eckler. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her husband, John T. "Chunky" Lynch, and son, William J.E. Lynch. Joanne is survived by her children, Michael T. Lynch of South Florida, Patricia A. Terwilliger of Indian Trail, NC, James E. Lynch of Horseheads, with wife Jody, Susan K. Lynch of Elmira; grandchildren, Chad, Jeff, Jason, Shannon, Lisa, Joseph, Shawn, and Seamus; several great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bob and Gerry Eckler, Bill and Shirley Eckler, all of Horseheads; along with many nieces, nephews, and cherished friends. She is also survived by her cat, Tigger. Joanne retired as the Assistant Administrator for Meals On Wheels in the late 1990's after over 20 years of service. An avid card player she enjoyed getting together with her friends for a good game of cards. Joanne belonged to the "49ers", a group of 1949 Southside High School graduates. Private family services will be held. Donations in Joanne's memory may be directed to Meals On Wheels, 150 Fox Street, Elmira, NY 14901. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/19/2009

Jeanne Edsell Ogilvie died peacefully April 9, 2009 at her home in Horseheads, N.Y. after a brief illness. Born November 10, 1931, the daughter of Lyle and Nellie Jones Edsell, both deceased, Jeanne was also predeceased by her husband Charles H. Ogilvie, her sister Marie and brother Leon. She is survived by her stepson Charles H. Ogilvie Jr., her sister Rosalie and devoted nieces and nephews. Jeanne spent her teen years in Horseheads and Sullivanville. She graduated from Horseheads High School in 1949 and from Rochester Institute of Technology. She eventually moved to Florida where she met and married her husband. After his death in 2006, she returned to Horseheads to be near friends and family. Jeanne was a musician, poet, loving stepmother, Aunt and a loyal, fun friend. Her wonderful smile and contagious laugh will long be remembered by those who knew her. She will be greatly missed.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/19/2009

Date of newspaper unknown Death date: November 24, 1907
Death of C. O. Fisher - C. O. Fisher, one of the pioneer residents of Wayne, died at his home in this city Sunday evening, November 24th and was buried from the Methodist Church on Wednesday, November 27th. Mr. Fisher was born in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, December 18, 1841. He was united in marriage with Miss Mary Alger, June 18, 1872, (in Muscatine Co., IA) and with her came to Wayne in 1884. Two children were born to them. The first born, Harry, living, to share with his mother the sorrow of parting and the honor and comfort of a long and honorable life so suddenly and peacefully ended. During the twenty-three years of his residence in Wayne, Mr. Fisher has been one of the foremost of its citizens in promoting the interests of the city, and to an unusual degree has won the confidence of his fellow citizens. In his long and active business career he has always been regarded as one of the most dependable of men. Positive in his opinions, unswerving in his adhesion to that which he thought to be right; vigorous in the carrying out of his plans, and fair in his dealings with men, he built for himself a monument that time will not destroy. He had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for several years, often holding official position, and a member of the Masonic Lodge long enough to have been placed upon the honorary roll. To his wife and son and fellow citizens he leaves the heritage of an unsullied name and a character thoroughly tested and found "not wanting." The funeral services were conducted by the pastor of the church, Rev. C. F. Sharpe, and the Wayne Masonic Lodge.  Mr Fisher is survived by one brother, Willis Fisher, of Towanda.  His parents, Frederick and Dolly Cole Fisher preceded him in death and both are buried in that county's Cole's Farm Cemetery.

WEST LIBERTY INDEX, West Liberty, Iowa,
Date of newspaper-Unknown, Death date: August 16, 1927
Death Sends Summons to Loved Woman----- Mrs. Rock Answers Call------ On Tuesday, Mrs. Laura Fisher Rock, widow of Felix Rock, died at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Lane, the end coming after several years of failing health. Laura, daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. J. Marvin Fisher, was born in Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, December 12, 1854, and while yet in the early years of infancy, came with her parents to Iowa. The new home was made in Muscatine County, first on a farm near Atalissa and later near West Liberty., and the remaining years of her life were spent in this community. She was married to Felix S. Rock March 25, 1874. To this union were born four children, three of whom survive. They are Mrs. Edwin Lane and Mrs. Harry Johns of West Liberty, and Marvin Rock of Rockwell City. One daughter, Gertrude Louise, preceded her in death at the age of eleven. She leaves two granddaughters, Mildred Lane and Catherine Laura Rock. Her husband died in 1917. Laura Fisher was the eldest of eight children, six of whom survive: Fred L. Fisher, Portland, Ore.; Mrs. Stella Haurigan and Mrs. Harriet Aikins, Melstone, Montana; John M. Fisher, Eagle Grove; Mrs. Gertrude McGowan, Silsbee, Texas; and Mrs. Lou Henderson, West Liberty. One brother, Willis Waldo, died in infancy. About twenty years ago she confessed Christ as her personal Savior. A large portion of her life has been spent in sacrificial service for others. Her kind ministries to many in their sorrow reveal her nature as tender and sympathetic. Funeral services were held at the Christian Church this afternoon, conducted by the pastor, Noel T. Adams. Interment was made in Oakridge Cemetery. Laura died of a heart condition.  She is buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, West Liberty, Iowa in the Rock plot, next to her husband, Felix, and their daughter, Gertrude Louise.

FLEISCHMANN - James Vincent Fleischmann, 88, of Granville Center, Pa., died Sunday, April 26, 2009, at the Troy Community Hospital in Troy, Pa.  Born March 6, 1921, in Philadelphia, Pa., he was the son of the late Frederick and Catherine ROWAN Fleischmann.  James was a veteran of World War II, having served in the 1596th US Army Air Force Base Unit.  He was employed as a manager and bartender in the food service industry in the Philadelphia area for most of his life.  He is survived by: his wife of 62 years, Margaret "Peg" GUY Fleischmann, at home; eight children: Mary Katherine Fleischmann, Margaret Murphy, Anne Schaffer, Joan Koeppel, Jim Fleischmann, Rosemary Schaller, Marybeth Fleischmann and Barbara McMahon; 20 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Alice Lamb, Jane Connelly and Joan Trunk; and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by: two sisters, Marie Quinn and Dorothy Fleischmann, and by two brothers, Edward and William Fleischmann.  A memorial Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 30, at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda, Pa.  Interment will be private.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  There are no calling hours.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Central Pennsylvania Chapter, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 104, Harrisburg, PA 17011, in James Vincent Fleischmann's memory.   Reva Wagner, Daily Review, 28 April, 2009.

FOSTER - KIHLSTROM, Harriet (Foster)
Of Horseheads, NY - died on Saturday, April 11, 2009. Surviving are: daughter, Dorothy Jean Myers of West Caldwell, NJ; sons, Donald F. (Karen) Kihlstrom of Lafayette, NJ, Dr. John F. (Lucy) Kihlstrom of Richmond, CA; granddaughters, Dr. Catherine E. Myers of Montclair, NJ; Ann L. Myers, B.F.A., R.N. of Harrison, NJ; great-grandson, William Myers; a niece, a nephew and treasured friends. Her sister Mary M. Kaufman predeceased Harriet. She retired from the Horseheads School District after 31 Years of service. It was Harriet's wish that there be no visitation or funeral services. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Chemung County SPCA, 2435 State Route # 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/14/2009

GRANGER, JR. Lewis Clyde
Age 80, of Watkins Glen, NY, died on Saturday, April 18th, 2009, at Lake Wales Medical Center in Florida. Born in Elmira, NY on July 9, 1928, he served in the United States Air Force and retired as a Furnace Operator at the Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Linda Marie Benjamin. Survivors include his beloved wife of 60 years, Sonja Granger; daughter, Elizabeth Teeter (Terry); sons, George L. Granger (Karen), Ernest Granger (Jeannie); 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. According to his wishes there will be no calling hours. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/23/2009

HARRIS - Walter L. Harris, 78, of Bloss Mountain Road, Liberty, Tuesday, died March 31, 2009, at The Green Home, Wellsboro. Walter was born Nov. 8, 1930, in Center Moreland, the son of the late Lance and Emily LaBarr Harris. Friends and family were invited to Walter’s Life Celebration on Saturday, April 4, at 1 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a “Life Celebration Home,” 139 Main St., Wellsboro with the Rev. Robert Shuey officiating. Burial was made in Fitch Cemetery, Northmoreland. - Mansfield Gazette, April 8, 2009

HENTZ Thomas A. Jr.
Age 73 of Elmira, NY. He was born August 26, 1935 in Elmira, NY, son of the late Thomas A., Sr. and Leona (Clark) Hentz and died Saturday, April 11, 2009, at home. He is survived by his children, Donna Ryan, J. Scott Hentz, Daniel Kunzman-Hentz, Trudi Kunzman and Randy Kunzman; several grandchildren; longtime companion, Gloria Kunzman, and longtime friend, Carol Auble who were both caregivers to Tom during his illness. He is also survived by one brother, one sister, and several nieces and nephews. Tom retired from Conrail. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. At his request, there will be no services. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Tom's family thanks Southern Tier Hospice and his hospice nurse Tonyetta for the wonderful care given him.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/15/2009

HESS Virginia May
Virginia May Stahl, age 67, of 9101 West Road, Savona, died Monday, April 27, 2009 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira after a lengthy illness. Ginny was born in Penn Yan, NY on May 19, 1941, the daughter of the late Albert and Anna (Lajza) Hess. She married Joseph E. Stahl on December 19, 1964 in Bradford, NY. He survives her. Ginny graduated from the Dundee Central School. She worked as a secretary for Steuben County Social Services, retiring in 1991. Ginny enjoyed music, especially Elvis, scrapbooking, and she loved to crochet. She enjoyed her family and had an open house for neighborhood children.  She is survived by her husband Joseph; two daughters: Teresa (Danny) Ball of Savona, NY, Tracy (Billy) Holiday of Savona, NY; three sons: Owens (Lisa) Stahl of Mason City, IA, Stephen (Debra) Stahl of Campbell, NY, Joseph (Shelly) Stahl of Savona, NY; grandchildren: Faith, Skyler, Ashley, Angela, Cassondra, Rachel, Billie Jean, Jeffery, and Chelsey; great-grandchildren: Sammy, Michael, Vinny, Theresa, Gabe, and Winter; and sisters: Leona, Barbara, Cora Jane, Rosemarie, Maryruth, Mildred and Shirley.   Virginia was predeceased by a brother Albert, and a sister Gloria.  Friends may call at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning on Wednesday, April 29th from 2:00 to 4:00PM and 6:00 to 8:00PM, and also on Thursday from 12:00 to 1:00PM. Funeral services will follow at 1:00PM with Father Patrick Connor of St. Stanislaus Church, Bradford officiating. Burial will follow at Seamans Cemetery in Savona.  Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 6390 Fly Road, 2nd Floor, E. Syracuse, NY 13057, or to a charity of one's choice.

JONES - Rena E. Graham, 95, of Montrose, PA, died on Monday, April 6, 2009 at Golden Living Center, Tunkhannock. Born Feb. 23, 1914 in Fairdale, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Mable [Pettit] Jones. Her husband, Leslie A. Graham, predeceased her in 1999. She previously had worked for SUNY in Binghamton, NY for 11 years. She was a member of the Rushville Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Lorraine and Kendall Mitchell of Montrose; grandsons, Eugene, Keith, Kevin and Dean Mitchell; five great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Carter; sisters-in-law, Doris and Elsie Jones and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her twin sister, Reta Flynn; sister, Leona Knapman and brothers, Paul, Wreford, Searle, Earl and Amos Jones. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 9 at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rushville Presbyterian Church, Route 706, Rushville, PA 18828 -Wyalusing Rocket Courier, April 9, 2009

The Wayne Herald Nov. 17, 1931
Mrs. Mary Fisher Dies In Omaha at Advanced Age of Eighty-Three.  Rev. Capsey Officiates - Funeral services were held at the Harry Fisher home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock for Mrs. Mary A. K. Fisher, who died in Omaha, Saturday at the age of 83 years.  Rev. H. C. Capsey officiated at rites at the home and at Greenwood Cemetery, where interment was made.  Many old friends attended the rites, for Mrs. Fisher had lived in Wayne since 1884 and was prominent in the early activities of the city. In the early days, Mrs. Fisher became one of the members of the Methodist Church and was active in the work which marked the beginning of the development of Wayne as a hospitable town. Survivors of Mrs. Fisher include her two sisters, Mrs. Kate P. Dickerson of Omaha and Mrs. Flora Hudson of Panora, Iowa.  C. H. Fisher, her son, and Harry Ellis Fisher, her grandson, are survivors who live in Wayne. Mrs. Mary A.K. Fisher was born February 1, 1848 in Muscatine County, Iowa.  She died in Omaha Saturday following a period of ill health.  She was married to Charles Orlando Fisher in 1873, coming to Nebraska in 1884.  From that time the Fishers made their home in the city, where both were well known and are remembered as early contributors to the early history of the town. Out of town persons who were here for the funeral were Mrs. E.P. Ellis and Mrs. Evelyn Hanson of Omaha.

Age 68, of 12018 Churchill Place, Big Flats, died Saturday, April 18, 2009, at home in Big Flats surrounded by her family. Carole was born in Kingston, PA on October 16, 1940, the daughter of the late Hans and Irene (Papp) Lindemann. She married William Charles Bigler in 1963. Carole was an honors graduate in Music from Syracuse University, where she studied piano with Sidney Sukoenig, George Pappa-Stavrou, and Ernst Bacon, and organ with Arthur Poister. Upon graduation she taught music in the New York school system for two years and did graduate work at Ithaca College with further graduate studies at Cornell University and Elmira College. She taught piano pedagogy, philosophy, and the psychology of learning around the world at music institutes and workshops, and was co-founder and vice president of More than Music, Inc., a Canadian company that has run a summer music festival in Kingston, Ontario for more than thirty years. Carole was also the author of several books on music pedagogy and repertoire. Carole had a private piano studio at her home and was the organist for the First Congregational Church, Corning from 1967 to 2006. She also performed in professional concerts on both piano and organ and as pianist in a chamber music ensemble. She is survived by her husband, William Charles Bigler; her mother, Irene Lindemann of Painted Post; her daughter, Pamela (Chris) Hendrickson of San Diego, CA; her son, Jeffrey (Nancy Gilman) Bigler of Boston, MA; her grandchildren, Jonathan, Benjamin, Margaret, and Laura; two nephews, one niece, and several great-nieces and nephews. Carole was predeceased by her sister, Eleanore Weisman. There will be no prior calling hours. Friends are invited to a memorial service at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 171 West Pulteney Street, Corning, NY on Sunday, May 3rd, at 2:00 p.m. with the Reverends Robert Lester and David Ashby officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 171 West Pulteney Street, Corning, NY 14830. Arrangements have been entrusted to Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St. in Corning.

LISI -  Anthony "Tony"
In Loving Memory Of,  Painted Post, NY - Anthony "Tony" Lisi, 56 years, of 14 Elmwood Lane, died unexpectedly Saturday, April 18, 2009, at his home. He was born May 28, 1952 in Corning, NY the son of the late Dominic J. and Sophie Ermy Lisi. A lifetime resident of the Corning/Painted Post Area, graduating from East High School (Class of 1971). He also attended Corning Community College. Tony and Theresa Bruner were married June 23, 1978 in St. Patrick's Church, Corning. He was employed as sales associate for Home Depot, Painted Post, NY. He formerly was employed with Pizza Hut for 19 years, working as Manager and Director of property management. Formerly co-owner of Lisi Lanes and Owner of Dads Maintenance and Repair. He was a member of All Saints Parish, attending Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Chairman and Board member of Painted Post Colonial Days for 10 years, a member of the Painted Post Board of Trade for 8 years (serving as Vice President for 1 year), he had served as Vice President and President for the Painted Post Little League for 6 years and served as chairperson for the Town of Erwin Republican Committee for 10 years. Tony was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. His family meant everything to him. He will truly be missed by them and all his friends. Survivors are his wife, Theresa; daughter, Heather (Adam) Barr of Burdett, NY; sons, Anthony (Erin) Lisi of Syracuse, NY and Michael (Melissa) Lisi of Tampa, FL; two grandchildren, Torrin and Kaia Lisi; sister, Theresa (J. Thomas) Rossettie of Painted Post, NY; brothers, Dominick (Mary Kay) Lisi of Corning, NY and Joe (Heather) Lisi of Hornell, NY; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and his two God children, Christina Rossettie of Painted Post and Laura Bruner of Pine City, NY. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY Tuesday, April 21, 2009, from 4-8 p.m. A Prayer Service will be offered at the funeral home Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Service at 10:00 a.m. (Deacon Dave LaFortune officiating) St. Vincent de Paul Church, Corning, NY. Committal Prayers and Interment will be at the family plot in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY. The family would appreciate memorial donations be given to: American Diabetes Association, Syracuse Regional Chapter, 1603 West Genesee St., Syracuse, NY 13204-1949.

MACNEAL – John R. MacNeal, 50, of 82 Hewitt St., West Springfield, Mass. Died unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 23, 1988 in Los Angeles, Calif.  He was born in Sayre on March 14, 1937, the son of Bernard and Beatrice Williams MacNeal.  Mr. MacNeal was an assistant Scout Master of Boy Scout Troop 239 of Springfield and co-founder of Troop 570 of West Springfield.  He was employed by United Technology Corp. Hamilton Standard Division.  He held various engineering positions since 1965 with both Hamilton Standard and Pratt and Whitney Aircraft divisions.  Since 1976 he was program manager of Hamilton Support Systems for the B-1B Aircraft.  In 1986 he received United Technology special award for extraordinary service to Rockwell International for the B-1B.  Mr. MacNeal had recently attended a special invitation-only ceremony at Rockwell for the rollout of the late production of B-1B aircraft.  Mr. MacNeal is survived by his wife, Karen Wiberg MacNeal; three sons: Keith of Worcester, Mass., Kevin of Holyoke, Mass. and J. Kurt of West Springfield; a daughter, Kristine MacNeal of West Springfield; his parents, Bernard and Beatrice MacNeal of Sayre; and two grandchildren.  Friends may call today at the Curran-Jones Funeral Home, 109 Main St., West Springfield.  Services will be held Friday at 9:00 a.m. at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at the Holy Family Church Mt. Marie Chapel, Holyoke.  Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery.  Sayre Evening Times 28 Jan. 1988

MACNEAL – Lois Stork, 52, 169 Center St., Waverly, died at the Robert Packer Hospital on Thursday, Nov. 1, 1984 after a lengthy illness.  Born March 12, 1932 in Sayre, she was the daughter of Paul and Violet Hakes MacNeal.  She was a 1950 graduate of Sayre High School.  A resident of Waverly for the past 27 years, Mrs. Stork was a member of St. James Catholic Church and its Catholic Daughters of America, Waverly Court, St. Joan of Arc.  Surviving are her husband, Bernard William Stork, at home; son, William Michael of Johnson City, N.Y.; her mother of Sayre; brother Michael MacNeal of Sayre; three sisters: Mrs. Ann Bond of Jacksonville, Fla., Mrs. Helen Tracy and Mrs. Janice Vallilee, both of Waverly; several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Barber Funeral Home, 211 W. Lockhart St., Sayre, Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.  Prayer services will be held there at 11:30 a.m. Monday, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at her church at 11:30 a.m.  The Rev. Edward Foy, pastor, will be the celebrant.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery, (St. James, Waverly).  Sayre Evening Times.

MASCIOLE Leonardo "Lenny"
Age 59 of Lowman, NY died Tuesday, April 21, 2009 unexpectedly. He was born September 20, 1949 in Italy and his family moved to Island Park, Long Island in 1962. He was predeceased by his parents Michael and Leonolda Masciole; brother-in-law John Parrow. Lenny is survived by his wife Pamela S. (Parrow) Masciole; daughter Lisa (Duane) Rose and granddaughter Jada both of Charlotte, NC; son Joseph Simmons and granddaughter Nyika Simmons of Ithaca, NY; sisters and their spouses Irene (Carmine) Festa, Beatrice (Benny) Minelli, Licia (Saverio) Graziano, Lillian (Bill) Schon, Sandra Kempf with son Michael all of Long Island, NY; mother-in-law Charlene Parrow; sisters-in-law and their spouses Penny (Bud) Turner, Debra (Joseph) Horsey with son Quinton Parrow all of Horseheads; brother-in-law Christopher (Darlene) Parrow of NC; stepchildren Marc, Michael & Jaime Bailey, Donovan & Wallace Davis; 8 step grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews. Lenny worked hard all his life as a self employed contractor. He had the gift of gab and would do anything for anyone if at all possible. He had many good friends and was well liked by anyone he met. Lenny also loved his NY Yankees. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, April 27th from 1 to 3 pm. His funeral and committal services will follow at 3 pm. Deacon George Welch will officiate.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 4/23/2009 - 4/25/2009

MCNAMARA Bernard Thomas
Age 74 of Sebring, FL died Easter Sunday April 12, 2009 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Bernie was born in Elmira, NY, graduated from Thomas Edison High School, after graduation he joined the United States Navy. He took early retirement from the United States Postal Service and became a restaurateur most notable was El Monte Inn in Fisherville, NY as well as several restaurants in Central FL. Bernie is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mrs. Joyce (English) McNamara of Sebring, FL; daughter, Dr. Patricia McNamara of Sebring, FL; son, Mr. Michael McNamara & daughter-in-law, Mrs. Rebecca McNamara of Candor, NY and son Mr. John McNamara & daughter-in-law, Mrs. Vickie McNamara; Grandchildren, Miss Brittany McNamara of Candor, NY, Miss Courtney McNamara of Candor, NY and Mr. Zane Thomas McNamara of Sebring, FL. He is also survived by an Aunt Mary Weigle, two sisters, Ms. Joan McNamara of Erin, NY and Ms. Geri Unrue of Apopka, FL; brother-in-law, Donald English of Ohio and several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, April 20, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home in Sebring, FL. The family requests that in lieu of flowers you make a donation to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at Cremation arrangements entrusted to:  Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, Florida 33870.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/15/2009

MERRIT - Connie M. Shook, 77, formerly of Wyalusing, PA, died on Friday, April 10, 2009, at the Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda.  Born April 7, 1932, she had just celebrated her 77th birthday. She was predeceased by her parents. She attended Camptown High School.  Connie married Paul Shook on Jan. 20, 1950, and they celebrated 57 years of marriage on Jan. 20, 2007. Paul predeceased her on Feb. 7, 2007.  She was employed by Taylor Packing for 22 years, retiring in May 1997. She was a lifetime member of the Wyalusing Valley Volunteer Fire Department and was a former EMT for the Wyalusing Ambulance Association.  Connie was always willing to help anyone in need. She was a patient at the Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda for the last several years.  Survivors include her two daughters and son-in-law, Cindy and Dale FARR of Laceyville and Judy Higley of Wyalusing; a son, Gary Shook and girlfriend, Bernadette Cencetti of Binghamton, NY; three grandchildren: Bridget and Joseph BOWERS of Midwest City, OK, Jason and Kristin Farr of Johnson City, TN and Brady Farr of Laceyville; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Lee and Janet Shook of Birdsboro; one great-granddaughter, Meghan Bowers of Midwest City, OK; an uncle and his wife, Leslie and Phyllis MERRIT of Sayre and by three nieces, Sheila, Wanda and Donna.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, Nancy and a daughter-in-law, Anita Shook.  A memorial service was held on Wednesday, April 15, at 2 p.m. at Skilled Nursing Unit, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, with the Rev. Richard Vieldhouse, pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in Lacey Street Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Skilled Nursing Unit Activities Funds, c/o Memorial Hospital, Attention: Gail Brown, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 or the Wyalusing Valley Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Alice Matson, PO Box 86, Wyalusing, PA 18853.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing.  RHW. Wyalusing Rocket Courier 16 April, 2009.

Age 15, of Hittown Road in Caton, NY, crossed over to Glory on Sunday, April 19, 2009. Andrew was born in Elmira, NY on April 24, 1993, to Paul and Lois Michaloski. He was an active young man that participated in volleyball, baseball, hunting, and loved the outdoors. He had a great sense of humor and a zest for life that expressed his sincere love. He was very honest and transparent in his relationships. Everything he loved he loved sincerely. Andrew was Authentic, Nervy, Diligent, Respectful, Energetic, Watchful! He is survived by his parents, Paul and Lois Michaloski; a sister, Emily Michaloski of Caton; three brothers, Peter (Maria) Michaloski of Anchorage, AK, William (Beth) Michaloski of Colorado Springs, CO, and Dan (Tawnya) Michaloski of Lindley; a niece and nephew, Isaac and Hannah; grandparents, Mrs. Lucie Michaloski of Penfield, NY, Mr. and Mrs. John and Hazel Sopko of Penfield, NY; several aunts, uncles, and cousins. A service of celebration of Andrew's life will be held on April 24, 2009 at North Baptist Church, 127 Sly Avenue, Corning, NY at 4:00 p.m. with Pastor Bryan Kain officiating. Burial will be in Presho Cemetery. The family will provide flowers and ask that memorial donations be directed to Living Word Evangelical Free Church, 1119 Lake Street, Elmira, NY 14901, in Andrew's name.   ublished in the Star-Gazette on 4/24/2009

Max E. Mickey, 78, of Wellsboro, died peacefully at home Wednesday, April 15, 2009, with his loved ones at his side. Born on April 3, 1931, in Ligonier, he was the son of the late Dorcas Dorothy Wolford Mickey and Joseph Clark Mickey.  Max attended undergraduate and graduate studies at Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio, where he was a member of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. He later attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Physical Therapy, as well as the Columbia School of Hospital Administration.  Max established the Physical Therapy Department at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in 1958 and worked in the physical therapy and vocational rehabilitation fields for more than 30 years.  He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Alice Carlson Mickey; son, John Mickey and his wife Brenda of Little Compton, R. I.; daughters Judy Mickey Watson of Enola, Ann Mickey Miller and husband Scott, also of Enola; six grandchildren,: Lauren, Sarah and Christopher Mickey, Andrew Watson, Max and Hannah Miller; a great-granddaughter, Emma Morrick; sister Roma Jo Thompson and husband Jan of Bridgewater, Va.; sister Carol Service and husband Jerry of Palm Coast, Fla.; brother Terry Mickey and wife Carol of Wellsboro; eight nieces and nephews and many friends.  Within the local community, Max was well known for his dedication to and rapport with, his patients and clients, as well as for his many church and civic activities.  Among his family and many friends, he was affectionately regarded as a master storyteller and creator of innovative, thrifty solutions for household engineering problems using a personally-developed methodology known as the “Mickey fix.”  An avid outdoorsman, Max enjoyed hunting, fishing and many other outdoor activities.  His hobbies included genealogy and writing poetry. Visitation was held on Saturday, April 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a “Life Celebration Home,” 139 Main St., Wellsboro.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friends of Laurel Health at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.

Who loved life and his family, died Saturday April 18th, in the beloved home he built. Originally from Elmira, NY, he moved his family to his paradise of Naples, FL in 1981. He was a master of many trades including masonry and fine wood working, and loved to use his talent to build and create. Carl is survived by his seven children, Carl J. Minotti, Michael J. Minotti (Michele), Julie Ann Gutierrez (Antonio), David Minotti (Mary), Bob Minotti (Wendy), Vicki Keeney and Todd Minotti, through which he enjoyed thirteen grandchildren. Daniella gives her hugs and kisses to Grandpa. Calling hours are Thursday, April 23rd, from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Naples Memorial Funeral Home (Hodges Chapel) 525 111th Ave., North, Naples, Florida. A Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 24th, at St Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, 5225 Golden Gate Pkwy, Naples, Florida, followed by a burial at Naples Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to or a Catholic Charity of choice. Naples Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/22/2009

MITCHELL Baby Nevaeh Lyn
Baby Nevaeh Lyn Mitchell was born January 10, 2008 to Brandy Mitchell and Eric Ellis in Charlotte County, Florida. Nevaeh was a very happy baby in which she loved everyone and everyone loved and adored her. She always brightened everyone's day with her little giggle and breath taking smile. Nevaeh was diagnosed with Tay-Sachs in February of 2009. We had expected many, many years with her but they were cut short. She will never be forgotten or go one day without her in someone's heart. Nevaeh will always be her Mommy and Daddy's little girl and pudge butt. Cherishing her memory is her mother, Brandy Mitchell; father, Eric Ellis and a sister, Kennedy; grandparents, Grandma Susan (Danny) of TN; Grandpa Daniel of New York; Grandma Missy of New York; "Lovey" Lynne (John) and Papa David; also surviving are several aunts and uncles. A funeral service will be held 6:30 PM Friday, April 17, 2009 at Freeman St. Baptist Church with Pastor Bob Whitaker officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/17/2009

MOORE Matilda
WEST LIBERTY INDEX, West Liberty, Iowa,
Date of newspaper: September, 1898
Mrs. Matilda Moore Fisher was born in Allegheny Co., New York, July 5th, 1834, and died in Houston, Texas, Sept. 8, 1898. She was united in marriage to Mr. James Marvin Fisher in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, Jan. 22, 1854. In 1856 she, with her husband, came to Muscatine County, Iowa, where they resided until 1896, when they removed to Houston, Texas. Eight children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Fisher. One, Willis Waldo, died in infancy. The remaining seven reside at the following places: Gertrude (MacGowan) at Houston, Texas; John M. at Eagle Grove, Iowa; Stella (Haurigan) at Snyder, Neb., and Laura (Rock) Fred L., Hattie (Aikin) and Lou (Henderson), at West Liberty, Iowa. Her mother, Anna E. Smith Moore, preceded her in death in 1892 and is buried in Bolivar, Allegany County, New York.  All the living children, with the husband and father, were present at the funeral to say goodbye forever, in this world, to a good, loving mother and companion. Mrs. Fisher was a faithful member of the Christian Church, having confessed her Savior in 1884. She thus lived in anticipation of the soul's greater victories in the heavenly home. The funeral services were held at the Christian Church, West Liberty by the pastor, Monday, Sept. 12, 1898, in the presence of a multitude of friends and loved ones. Thence we bore her body to the silent city, Oakridge, where, amid the quiet of unspoken yet loving memories, the earth received its own while the spirit rested from its labors in the keeping of Him, who hath prepared sweet resting for his saints.---- G. W. Burch , Pastor

The Wellsboro Gazette - 28 Jan 1937:
Ferd Nobles - Word was received here today of the death of Ferd Nobles, 78, a former Wellsboro resident, at his home in Albany, N. Y. He was a son of the late Loren Nobles and was born in Delmar. Surviving are his wife, the former Linda [sic] Boyden, of Wellsboro, and nine children: Mrs. Bessie Conaway, Theodore Nobles, George Nobles, Mrs. J. J. Kelly, Mrs. Floyd Relyea, Mrs. Joseph Door, Eugene Nobles, all of Albany; Clarence Nobles [sic], of Wellsboro, R. D. 6; and Mrs. Harry Gay, of Buffalo, N. Y.

Daily Messenger  - Canandaigua, Ontario Co., NY -Thursday, 6 Apr 1972
Victor Man Is Ruled A Suicide
VICTOR -- The body of Merle P. Phippen 45, of 6455 Victor-Manchester Rd., [Route 90] was found about 5 o'clock last night at his home. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  The Ontario County Sheriff Department said Mr. Phippen took his own life in the family room of his home. The body was discovered by his wife, Lucille, when she returned home from work. Phippen had been employed by Farrel Corp of Rochester. Dr. Charles Bathrick a county coroner, pronounced Mr. Phippen dead at the residence. He ruled death by suicide. The investigation was conducted by Sheriff Edward Gulnan.  Mr. Phippen is survived by his wife, Lucille Peglow Phippen; one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth [Sue] Tay of Victor; one son, Loren D., U.S. Navy, San Diego, Calif., his mother Mrs. Loren Phippen of Victor; two sisters, Mrs. Orin [Norma] Pittinger of Victor; Mrs. Brady [Gerelda] Rouse of Morristown, Tenn., and one brother, Ross of Canandaigua.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at St. John's Lutheran Church, Victor. No prior calling hours will be held.  In lieu of flowers friends may send contributions for the St. John's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or the Victor-Farmington Ambulance Fund to Cotton Funeral Home, in charge of funeral arrangements.  [Submitter's Note: Merle Phippen was born abt. 1927, the son of former Wellsboro residents, Loren Freeman Phippen and Elsie Spencer].

RACE Ronald E.
Age 67, of Elmira Heights, NY, died after an extended illness on April 19, 2009. Ron is survived by his sister, Kathleen (George) Williams of VA; cousin, Sandra (Milton) Evans of Elmira; special friends, Carol (Charles) Patterson of Horseheads, Stephanie (Gonzalo) Geleano of Elmira, Sara (Ian) VanGaasbeck of Elmira Heights and Janice Burns of Elmira; along with several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and many friends from over the years. It was Ron's wish that no services be held. Memorial donations in Ron's name can be made to Southern Tier Hospice. The family would like to thank Dr. Povanda, Dr. Dauphine and Hospice for all the care they gave to Ron. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/21/2009

Age 85, of Elmira, NY, died Saturday, April 25, 2009, at her home with the love of her family by her side. Wilma was born on February 20, 1924 in Geneva, NY, to the late William and Mabel (Madigan) Robson. Survivors include her daughters, Sue Cook of Elmira and Claire Parker of Marion, NY; grandson, Kevin Cook of Elmira. Wilma was predeceased by her husband, Carl Parker in 2008. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 12 PM in Woodlawn Cemetery in Canandaigua, NY. Arrangements are under the direction of the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/26/2009

Leonard F. Rodabaugh, age 57, died unexpectedly, April 23, 2009 in Kissimmee, FL. Born July 16, 1951 in Elmira, NY, he was the son of Darrel L. & Marion J. (Sherman) Rodabaugh, and grew up near Sullivanville and attended Horseheads Schools. He was a past employee of Powers Manufacturing & Schweizer Aircraft. Survived by daughters, Tammy Schaible, St. Cloud, FL, Becky (Jeff) Sage; son, Darrell L. "Darby" Rodabaugh, with their mother, Pat Moore; grandchildren, Caitlin Wilkening, Andrew & Madison Schaible, Austin Sage & Hunter Rodabaugh all of Kissimmee, FL; former wife, Bonnie Rodabaugh of Corning, NY; brothers, Darrell N. (Anne) & King C. (Ada) Rodabaugh of Horseheads, NY; sisters, Eudine (Norman) Quinn of Roswell, GA, Donna Sheldon of White Stone, SC, Sue (Gail) Malloy, Kay (Edward) Orcutt of Horseheads, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins & friends also survive. Arrangements handled by "A Community Funeral Home & Sunset Cremations" Kissimmee, FL. As per his wishes there will no services.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/1/2009

SANDER - BOWER, Sandra A. "Sandy"
Age 68, of St. Petersburg, FL, died Sunday, February 22, 2009, at the Kindred Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL. Sandy was the wife of the late John E. Bower. She was born in Towanda, PA, the daughter of Levi and Mary (Linkowski) Sander. Sandy retired from the Southern Tioga School System where she had been an elementary school teacher. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Red Hatters. Sandy is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Mindy Bower of Warrenton, VA; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, and many special friends. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, May 3, 2009, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will be held immediately following the visitation at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Berg officiating.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/27/2009

SCARINCI - Joel J. Scarinci, age 80, of Troy, PA, died Friday, April 17, 2009 at his residence. Joel was born August 16, 1928 in Plainfield, NJ, a son of Michael and Mary (Schirrippa) Scarinci. He was the husband of Justine (Warriner) Scarinci. He and his wife were avid golfers. Joel was a self-made craftsman and the sixth generation in his family business, Joel J. Scarinci Furniture Decorators. He brought racket ball to Wellsboro when he built the Wellsboro Racket Ball Club. Joel was a U. S. Army veteran having served during the Korean War.  Joel is survived by his wife, Justine of Troy, PA; a son, Joel Mark Scarinci; two daughters and a son-in-law, Roxanne Sage of Hillsboro, NJ, Kathleen and Daniel Riley of Valparaiso, IN; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Danny and Fran Scarinci of NJ, Albert and Eileen Scarinci of Scotch Plains, NJ; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Noreen and Neil McCallum of NJ, Marie Cookie Evans of West Palm Beach, FL. He was predeceased by two brothers, Thomas and Michael Scarinci.  Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, April 20, 2009 from Noon to 2:00 P.M. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will be held immediately following the visitation at 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home with the Rev. Darwin Tink Cranmer officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Joels memory to Laurel Health Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901, or to Susquehanna Health, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Town of Southport Resident - Age 71, died in peace on Monday, April 13, 2009 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Larry was the son of the late George and Janet (Martin) Shanks and was born October 23, 1937 in Seattle, WA. He is survived by his life companion, Dawn Shanks of Southport, NY; daughters, Janelle (Lloyd) Campbell of Apalachin, NY; Shelly (Tom) Barcomb of Horseheads, NY; Jill Lipke (Bert McDowell) of Saginaw, TX; Amy (Jerry) Tatman of Benbrook, TX; son, Calvin Shanks of Southport, NY; grandchildren, Bryan (Ashley), Courtney, Troy, Alex, Skyler and Summer; great granddaughter, Mia; sister, Sherry (Richard) Parsons of Wellsburg, NY; brothers, Rodney W. Shanks of Idaho; George B. (Bonnie) Shanks also of Idaho; brother-in-law, Richard (Marilyn) Lemoncelli of Elmira, NY; along with several nieces and nephews; former wife, Julie Renko Shanks of Southport, NY. In addition to his parents, George and Janet, Larry is also preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Jean Shanks, son-in-law, Jamey Tatman; in-laws, Peter A. (Winifred) Lemoncelli and Janet Renko. Larry was a true people person. He simply loved people. A simple trip to the store would take hours. He was a renowned automobile salesman in the Elmira area, working at many dealerships. Children of all ages held a large place in Larry's heart. He loved to play golf and was a racing enthusiast. He also enjoyed cooking and sitting by the pool. Above all else, Larry loved his family. Nothing was more important to him than his family. His family will receive relatives and friends at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Friday, April 17, 2009 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. A celebration of Larry's life will follow the visitation at 7 PM. Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will officiate. Memorial donations may be directed to a charity of one's choice in his memory.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/15/2009

SOCASH Thomas M. Jr.
P.G.A. Professional, Mr. Thomas M. Socash Jr., of Butler Avenue, Wyoming, PA, passed into Eternal Life peacefully Sunday morning at his residence in the company of his family following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Active in the Professional Golfing Association for many years, he was a Class A-1 P.G.A. Professional since 1974 and held the status as lifetime member of the Central New York Section of the P.G.A. Since 1970 he held various postitions as Head and Assistant Golf Professional across Northeastern Pennsylvania, Central New York, and Palm Beach, Florida areas, which included Shepard Hill Country Club of Waverly, NY from 1980 until 2000. He is survived by his wife, the former Lorraine Szalkowski at home; daughter, Jennifer Socash Zampetti and her husband, Michael J. of New York City; his identical twin brother, Ronald M. Socash, Elmira, NY, also a Class A-1 P.G.A. Professional; brother, James F. Socash and his wife, Lucia of Pemboke Pines, Florida; their children, Theresa and Ronald Socash. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 10:00 a.m. from the John V. Morris – Charles J. Leagus Funeral Home, 281 East Northampton Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. in Saint Nicholas R.C. Church, Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in Mount Olivet R.C. Cemetery, Carverton, PA. Friends may call Thursday from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/22/2009

SOMERS -  Raymond L., Sr., Bud, Age 62, of Port Richey, FL., formally of Elmira, NY, died in his home on July 4, 2001, with his wife Jane and daughter Diane and son Randy by his side. He was born in Elmira, NY in 1939. He graduated from Southside High School in 1956. Robert was predeceased by his father Glen R. Somers. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Jane. He is also survived by his mother Gladys Laskaris and husband Robert; his son Raymond L. Somers,jr. and fiancee Mary Quillinan; his daughter Cathy Stamets and husband Jeff; his son Randy E. Somers and wife Lisa; his daughter Diane Meyers and husband Paul; brother Gary Somers; two sisters Barbara Hornbeck and Sandy Williams; 12 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge Union - Cooley #95. He owned his own Bud Somers Service Center in Elmira, NY for 9 years before moving to Florida. Family and friends are invited for a Memorial Service at Olthof Funeral Home 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Wednesday July 11, at 7pm. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in his name to the Southern Tier Hospice. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/9/2001

STORK – Bernard “Bill” Stork, 67, of 169 Center St., Waverly, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1997 at his home.  Born March 28, 1930 in Sayre, he was the son of the late Bernard and Marie Kirk Stork.  He was the husband of the late Lois MacNeal Stork.  Mr. Stork was a member of the St. James Catholic Church in Waverly, American Legion Post No. 492 of Waverly, the local Notre Dame Club and the Quarter Century Club at IBM Owego.  He retired from IBM Owego as manager of product control after 33 years of service.  Mr. Stork served in the U.S. Army in France during the Korean conflict.  He is survived by; a son, William Stork of Waltham, N.Y.; a sister, Mary Rose Kirkwood of Athens; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends may call Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, Waverly, with the Rev. Thomas Watts, pastor, as celebrant.  Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Waverly.  Sayre Evening Times.

Age 68, of Millerton, PA, died on Thursday, April 23, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Carol Sykora; children, Paul (Robin) Sykora, Michael (Cindy) Sykora; mother, Margaret Sykora; brother, James (Susan) Sykora; sister, Virginia Sykora; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. It was Albert's request that there be no calling hours or public funeral services. Those wishing may make memorials to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home,, Inc.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/26/2009

TALLMAN Howard Lewis Jr.
Formerly of Elmira, died April 11, 2009 at the age of 91 at his home on Keuka Lake. The son of Howard and Adelaide Tallman, he grew up in Elmira and graduated from EFA, Class of 1935. With his wife, Dorothy (Davies) Tallman, who predeceased him, he ran Ruddick's Drycleaners for many years. He was a Mason and belonged to the Ivy Lodge 397 F&M, and Elmira Chapter 42 RAM. He is survived by his son, Jerry (Ann) Tallman of Windsor, CA; daughter-in-law, Deborah Tallman of Uncasville, CT; sister, Margaret Hutchens of Redhook, NY; grandchildren, William (Jennifer) Tallman of Miami Springs, FL; Amanda (Charles) Uhrig of Plainfield, CT; and great-grandchildren, Avery and Mason Tallman, and Natalie Uhrig. He was predeceased by his son, Howard Lewis Tallman III. The family will hold a private celebration of his life. Contributions may be made in his name to Planned Parenthood or the ACLU.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/16/2009

TAYLOR Carrie Harriet
Mrs. Carrie Harriet Vandergrift, 83., of New Brunswick, N. J. , widow of Harvey Vandergrift, formerly of Stony Fork, died Sunday, June 4, 1961, at the Ocean City, N. J. Hospital.  She was the daughter of Andrew and Sarah Horton Taylor, residents of Stony Fork.  Her only survivor is a niece in Honolulu, Hawaii.  A brother, George Lynn Taylor, died last September.  Services and burial were in New Brunswick.

Age 74, of Elmira, NY. She was born August 17, 1934, daughter of the late Jerry and Minnie (Moore) Thomas and died Thursday, April 30, 2009. A loving mother, wife, sister, aunt and grandmother to many, she is survived by her husband, George Carlisle; five sons, Leon (Val) Dassey, Robert (Paula) Jackson, Donald Jackson, Dr. J. Farmer, Rickey (Brenda) Jackson; four daughters, Mary (Felix) Rivers, Mae Pearl (George) Jackson, Phyllis Jackson, Linda (Lekeefe) Jackson; three brothers, Willie B. Thomas, Sr., John (Joyce) Thomas, Eddie Dean Thomas; sister, Charity Ward; brother and sister-in-law, Clarence Council and Pankie Mae Thomas; 23 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, along with a host of nieces and nephews. Leola was predeceased by her son, Jerry Jackson and Robert E. Jackson. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, May 5th, from 1 to 2 p.m. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 2 p.m. Elder Claude Oliver will officiate. Interment will take place in Sodus Rural Cemetery, Sodus, NY on Wednesday, May 6th.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/5/2009

The Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, 25 Jan 1950
Hiram Thornton, of Nichols, N.Y., formerly of Wellsboro, died at his home Jan. 17. He was born at Owego, N.Y., Jan. 15, 1874. He is survived by his widow, Ethel Boyden Thornton, one son, Jesse, at home, three daughters of Nichols, N.Y., two brothers, Louis Thornton, of Wellsboro, RD, and Fred Thornton, of Wellsboro.  The following from Wellsboro attended the funeral at Nichols, N.Y.: Mrs. Silas Thornton, Edmund Thornton, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Boyden, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Heath, and Mrs. Blanche Stradley; burial in the Nichols cemetery.

Age 63 of Cayuta, NY died on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY. Gloria is survived by her loving husband, Lawrence Legare and her devoted children and grandchildren: Son, Kelly Legare (Jo Helen) and their children Emily and Aidan Legare; Son, Andrew Legare; Daughter, Shannon Brutcher (Jesse); and Son Christopher Legare (Jean) and their children Alexis and Patricia; along with her Mother, Ruth Trenchard; Brothers, Harland Trenchard and Thomas Trank; Sisters, Carol (Charles) Allen, Ruth Columbus, Pat Trenchard, and Susan Trank; a special nephew, Garrett Allen; and her special friend, Mary Sprague. Gloria worked for many years as a waitress and for the past twelve years at Savard's Family Restaurant, Watkins Glen, NY. She respected her customers with great care. Gloria will mostly be remembered for her great sense of humor and as a beloved wife, mother and grandmother, whom all will miss dearly. Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at the Vedder & Scott Funeral Home, 534 Church St., Odessa, NY from 2-4 p.m. with a memorial service in her honor directly to follow at 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In Mrs. Legare's memory, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/30/2009

WEST - Charles West, 77, Middlebury township farmer, died last Saturday. Surviving are three sons, Burdette, at home; Clifford of Wellsboro, and Harold of Los Angeles, Calif.; two brothers, Joseph of Middlebury and Vance, of Elmira; two sisters, Mrs. George Bagley of Elmira and Mrs. Arvilla Ames of Keeneyville; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. - Wellsboro Gazette, April 21, 1949

Marjorie L. Bailey, of Brookings, SD, died April 15, 2009, in a Watertown, SD, care center. Services will be 10:30 A.M. Saturday, April 18, 2009, at First Presbyterian Church in Brookings, with interment in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitations will be from 5-7 PM, Friday at Eidsness Funeral Home in Brookings. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association or the American Cancer Society.  Marjorie Louise (Willner) Bailey was born on Valentine's Day, 1930, in Elmira, New York, to Fred and Wanda (Witzgahl) Willner. After graduating from Elmira Southside High School, she attended secretarial school and sang in a USO group. While on a USO outing at Sampson AFB in New York, she met Lt. Russell H. Bailey, Jr. They were united in marriage on May 7, 1955, in Elmira. Marge enjoyed being an Air Force wife, living in Japan, Washington, D.C., Florida, Germany, Texas and finally South Dakota. Survivors include three children, James (Yvonne) Bailey of Sioux Falls, SD, Laurel Wiggs of Watertown, SD, and Mark Bailey of Salem, OR; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Her husband, Russell, preceded her in death January 27, 2008.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/17/2009

HORSEHEADS, NY - Died on April 26, 2009 at age 92. Predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Leta; parents, Joseph and Ann (Billet) Winnett; brothers, Fred, Leo, Alphonse, Roma; and sister, Bertha Genest. He is survived by his sons, Jerald (Julie) of Macedon, Richard (Nancy) of Bath, Peter (Wendy) of Big Flats; grandchildren, Christopher (Tina) Winnett, Leah (Mark) Lewis, Monique Winnett, Jenna Winnett, Desiree Winnett. He was an Army Veteran, and retired from RG&E after working there for 35 years. His family would like to thank the residents and staff at Appleridge for their kindness and care they provided during his stay there, and Hospice and Bath VA for their support. Family and friends are invited to attend his Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 5823 Walworth Rd., Ontario. Burial Calvary Cemetery. Donations may be made to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research or the Southern Tier Hospice in Ray's memory.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/28/2009

? IGOE, Elizabeth I.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Formerly of Mansfield, PA, died on April 23, at the Gardens of Western Reserve in Cuyahoga Falls. Born in Shanksville, PA on February 14, 1916, Elizabeth had been a longtime Mansfield, PA resident until moving to Cuyahoga Falls, OH in 1996. She was a former member of the Mansfield, PA Methodist Church. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, William; and her sister, Evelyn Sowers, both in 2002. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Don and Georgia Igoe of Cuyahoga Falls; and daughter and son-in-law, Carol and John Morton of Green; grandchildren, Terri (Dave) Ondracek, Jill (Brian) Grimm, Steve Morton, and David (Jennifer) Igoe. Elizabeth is also survived by nine great-grandchildren. A private committal service will take place at Chestnut Hill Memorial Park in Cuyahoga Falls, OH.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/25/2009

Age 90, widow of George, died Wednesday, April 1, 2009, in Florida. Mrs. Robinson was born in Elmira, NY, and moved to Moravia, NY, 30 years ago. Predeceased by her husband, George; and son, Gary. Survived by sons, Richard, Elwin, Wayne and Thomas of Elmira, and Allen, now of Moravia, NY; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren. Memorial services are planned in Moravia this summer. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. She will be missed.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/12/2009

? ZEPP Jean
Age 84, of Elmira, NY died peacefully on April 16, 2009. She is survived by children; Sheila Hackett, Richard Elliott, Donna Morris, Ken Elliott, and Nancy Harvey, also nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.   It was Jean's wish that there be no public viewing. "We Love You Mama. You Will Be Missed" Arrangements entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/19/2009

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