This page includes obituaries of people with connection to our three counties but not buried in them or cemetery not identified. If local cemetery is known, see the Obituaries by Cemetery section of the site.
BATZ - Ellis Elias Batz, 78, of Mansfield, formerly of Corning, died Tuesday, August 26, 1958. Survived by daughters, [Helen] Mrs. Edgar Fish of Mansfield, Mrs. George Knapp of Harrisburg, Mrs. John Kinsman and Mrs. William Andrews, both of Elmira, Mrs. Lemuel Conley of Corning; 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Donald D. Cronk officiating. Burial in the Lock Haven Cemetery. - Mansfield Advertiser, August 1958 [Names not known for daughters except Helen]
BEENY - Clara May Lyman, 85, formerly of Lymanville, PA, died on Tuesday morning, April 14, 2009 at Greenley’s Personal Care, Tunkhannock,
where she had been a guest for five years. The daughter of the late James
C. and Clara Webb Beeny, she was born in Detroit, MI on Nov. 26, 1923 and
grew up in Cornwall Bridge, CT. She attended Housatonic Valley Regional
High School in Falls Village, CT, graduating in 1942. She was married Oct.
3, 1945 to John Lyman, who died in 2003. She and her husband operated Lymanstead,
a bi-centennial family farm, for 40 years. She was an avid doll collector,
a talented craftsperson, a fantastic cook and a wonderful mother and grandmother.
She was an Avon representative in the Springville area for many years.
A member of the Lemon Methodist Church, the Lynn-Lymanville Ladies’ Aid,
she was a past member of the Lymanville Hospital Guild and the Rod and
Gun Club’s kitchen band.
She was preceded in death by her half-siblings, Alice Beeny Perhila and S/Sgt. James “Sonny” Beeny and a grandson, Mark Edward McGavin. Survivors include her three daughters and their spouses, Linda and Tony Litwin of Factoryville, Carol Lyman and Jeff Biondo of Lymanville and Esther and Lorne Clarke of Lymanville; grandchildren, Jonathan McGavin of Atlanta, GA, Darian McGavin of Driggs, ID, Heidi Newhart of Denver, CO, Marcy Roan of High Point, NC and Heather, Hilary and Gillian Clarke of Lymanville; six great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m. at the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with Rev. Daniel Herron officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 p.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be in Lynn Cemetery, Lynn. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lynn-Lymanville Church or the Lynn Cemetery Assoc., RR1, Box 57, Meshoppen, PA 18630. The family would like to extend their gratitude to everyone at Greenley’s Personal Care Home for their exceptional devotion in caring for Clara. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, April 16, 2009
BENTLEY - Maurice Bentley [SRGP 77851] of Commerce, Texas died Wednesday January 29, 1986. He was born the son of Ralph and Louise O'Dell Bentley. He is survived by his wife Margaret Brewer Bentley, two daughters, Barbara and Linda in California; two stepsons, Gary and James Matthews and one grandchild. Funeral and burial were held on Friday, January 31 in Commerce, Texas. - Wellsboro Gazette, February 5, 1986 MHS 1936
BESS-LEE - David E. Bess-Lee, 40, of Lawrenceville, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007 at his home. Born Sept. 15,1967 in Lock Haven, he was the son of Betty Strose of Lamar. David was married to Loretta [Bess] Bess-lee. David was proud of his daughters and enjoyed spending time with them. He was employed as a support manager for Wal-Mart in Big Flats, NY. David was an avid hunter who enjoyed the outdoors and wildlife. In addition to his wife, Loretta, he is survived by his mother and step-father, Betty and Jim Strose of Lamar; two daughters, Abby and Harleigh Lee of Clearfield; two brother, Clarence "Pete" Peter Lee of Lamar, Tom Lee of Mill Hall; one sister, Leanne Lee of Mill Hall. Private services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Cedar Springs Cemetery, Mill Hall. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, Mansfield is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, October 17, 2007
BROTZMAN - Mrs. Neva M. King, 94, of RR2, 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, 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 Laceyville High School, Class of 1933. All of her life, Mrs. King was a housewife and homemaker for her husbands and their families. She lived her nearly 95 years of life to the fullest. Her hands were always active with church work, traveling, babysitting, 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 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, the Laceyville--Meshoppen Tyler Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and for over 30 years, she was secretary of the Laceyville Alumni Assoc. 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, NY; her son and his wife, Rev. Mark and Peggy King of Birchardville. She is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Helen Crisman of Binghamton, NY; a sister and her husband, Thelma and Donald Cunningham of Laceyville; her brother and his wife, Glenn and Shirley Brotzman of Lake Tapps, WA; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 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 were held on Wednesday, April 15 at 11 a.m. from the Braintrim Baptist Church, with Rev. Thomas Davis, officiating. Interment was in the Jersey Hill Cemetery in Meshoppen. Family and friends called at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, on Tuesday evening, April 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Braintrim Baptist Church Memorial Library, PO Box 281, Laceyville, PA 18623. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, April 16, 2009
CARTER - HOLMES, Bertha Thomas
Born, October 2, 1922 in Troy, Alabama. Parents, General & Elizabeth Carter preceded her in death; her sister, Elizabeth Murrell and her husband, Leroy (Pos) Holmes. She leaves to mourn her, three children; Carol E. Whitehead (Samuel, deceased), RPV, CA, Leroy Holmes Jr. (Marva) Ind. IN, and Shellie Ann Holmes Sutherland (Richard), Ind. IN; three grand children, William Vincent Holmes, (Carrie), Spring Valley, NY, Ajanee and Kesare Holmes, Atlanta, GA; one great grand son, William Vincent Jr. and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Bertha T lived a long and full life and she was ready when the Lord called her home April 27, 2009. Her family moved to Corning when she was an infant and Corning was her home until 2003. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, Lifetime member of the NAACP and Cosmopolitan Women's Club. Bertha T loved people and she had a loving, nurturing and helpful way about herself. She graduated from CFA. She was a Professional Caterer, the first receptionist for the Corning Glass Museum, and a Congressional Aide for many years for Congressman Amo Houghton in his Corning office. She finally retired just before her 80th birthday. Irrespective of being in the workforce for over 62 years she still had plenty of time for her passions; her family and friends, cooking, playing cards, bowling and travel. We her family, believe that she is now on the best trip ever. In lieu of flowers, Donations to the Cosmopolitan Women's Club - Bertha T. Holmes Scholarship Fund. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/6/2009
CASSELBERRY - When someone you love becomes a memory….the memory becomes a treasure… Our loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, 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 10 th grade and at the age of 17 left school to enter the US Marines. He proudly served our country, from 1941 until 1945. On January 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; 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, NY; Joyce and Stephen Shafer of Meshoppen, Pa; Connie and Mitchell Dingus of New Concord, Ohio; Betty and William Veasey of Egg Harbor Township, NJ; Diane and Clifton Burlew of Lowman, NY; a son and his fiance Kevin Casselberry and Debbie Hood of Binghamton, NY; a sister and brother in law: Donna and Robert Moshier of Pine City, NY; 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; Joseph and Cassandra Veasey. Nine great grandchildren and two step great grandchildren, four nephews and a niece also survive. Ralph was predeceased by his parents Basil and Clara Casselberry, brother Richard (Doris) Casselberry; a son-in-law: Harold Hill; sister Betty Casselberry; brother Leland Casselberry, Basil Casselberry, Jr., step sisters Dorothy Bourne, Marjorie Slavick and Mildred Lorence; step brothers Carl and Elwood Foote. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and celebration of Ralph’s life on Thursday , May 7, 2009 at 1:00PM 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 website at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com 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, Box 30 RR 1, 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.
CIACCIO - Lena Spano, 86, of Milford, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. The daughter of the late Alfonso and Bettina Ciaccio, she was born Jan. 29, 1921 in Newburgh, NY. Funeral services were held Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 10 & 11, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. on Tuesday in St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Milford, with the Rev. Gerald Mullaly officiating. She will be buried beside her lifelong husband in Milford Cemetery. - Mansfield Gazette, December 12, 2007
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. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, April 16, 2009
COCO - Concetta "Kate" Regina, 85, of Easton, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007 in Easton Hospital. She was born Aug. 11, 1922 in Stroudsburg, a daughter of the late Lorenzo and Nancy Scaluta Coco. Kate was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony F. Regina who died in 2005. Survivors are three sons, including Jimmy Regina of Wellsboro; two daughters; and 14 grandchildren, including Che' Regina of Wellsboro, Lauren Regina of Blackwood, NJ, Jarred Regina of Wellsboro; and 17 great-grandchildren, including Regan Regina of Wellsboro. - Mansfield Gazette, September 19, 2007
COLONY - Mrs. Lottie Ostriker, 72, of 50 Avery Ave., Salamanca, NY died Sunday, July 5, 1959 in St. Francis Hospital, Olean, after a long illness. Born Jan. 31, 1887 in Mansfield, Mrs. Ostriker had lived in Salamanca for the past 47 years. Mrs. Ostriker was a member of the People's Methodist Church where she had been choir leader for many years. She also was a member of the WSCS of the church, past president of Salamanca Tent 78, Daughters of Union War Veterans, and a member of New York State Council 2, DUWV, Salamanca P.H.C. 190, and the Good Will Club.Surviving are her husband, Simon P. Ostriker; son, Paul Ostriker, a ranger in Allegany State Park; two sister, Mrs. Lina Bailey and Mrs. Minnie Prescott, both of Mansfield, PA; brother, George Colony, Mansfield; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the McKenna Funeral Home with burial in the family plot in Wildwood Cemetery. The Rev. Homer C. Evans, pastor of the People's Methodist Church officiated. - Mansfield Advertiser, July 1959
COPP - MAGNO, Ermil Ann Of Elmira, NY
Age 80, died on Sunday, May 17, 2009, at Bethany Manor Horseheads, NY. Ermil was born in Mosherville, PA, the daughter of the late LeRoy and Gladys (Terwilliger) Copp. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Joseph E. Magno; beloved children, Catherine (William) Kohberger, Irene McCann, Maryrose (Jerry) Banister, Frances Doane and Joseph D. (Mary) Magno; along with 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Ermil's services will be for the convenience of the family only. "Rest in Peace" Mom, We Love You. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Ermil's name may be directed to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Greater Rochester Chapter, 550 Latona Road, Bulding D, Ste. #408 Rochester, NY 14626. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/19/2009
DODGE - Delores “Dee” A. Casselbury, 69, Mehoopany PA, died on Tuesday, April 7, 2009, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born on Sept. 22, 1939 in Colley, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Elsie (Dieffenbach) Dodge and a graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School, Class of 1958. A very active member of the Mehoopany United Methodist Church, she also was a member of the Mehoopany United Methodist Women. She enjoyed spending time with her numerous friends, walking, volunteering her time to various organizations and most recently the soup kitchen in Tunkhannock. In February 1973, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph E. Casselbury. Surviving are sons and a daughter-in-law, Ralph E. Casselbury of Laceyville, Kevin L. Casselbury of Tunkhannock, Michael L. and Ruth Casselbury of Nicholson; daughters and sons-in-law, Sarah J. and Philip J. Wood of Transue, Deborah A. and Burton E. Miller of Springville and Amy S. Carey and fiancé, Kenneth E. Wilhelm of Tunkhannock; brother, Donald J. Weed of Lacey, WA; sisters, Delena M. Casselbury of Laceyville, Shirley M. Herrick of Dushore and by nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends and family called on Monday, April 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 14, at 11 a.m. in the Mehoopany United Methodist Church, Mehoopany, with Pastor Jean Swett, her pastor, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mehoopany United Methodist Church, RR 1, Box 7, Mehoopany, PA 18629, in memory of Delores “Dee” Casselbury.- Wyalusing Rocket Courier, April 16, 2009
GILLESPIE - Cora Gillespie Kane, [SRGP 84073] formerly of Mansfield, died Oct. 18, 1959 at Leesburg, FL. She attended the Soldiers Orphan School in Mansfield. Survived by sister, Mrs. Wesley Clark of Mansfield; several nieces and nephews of Mansfield. Services were Oct. 21 at 10:30 a.m. at Chapel, Beyers Funeral Home, Leesburg, FL, with Rev. Leo D. Baines, Central Baptist Church, officiating. Also services were held at Biglow Funeral Home, Altoona, PA on Oct. 23. Interment in Alto-Rest Cemetery, Altoona, PA. Survived also by husband, John T. Kane; daughter, Mrs. Darrell States of Woodbury, PA and a son, Rev. John E. Kane of Fayette, PA. - Mansfield Advertiser, Oct. 1959
RAY T. GROVER, 71 of Towanda RR3, Towanda Township died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004 at his home following declining health. Born Dec. 14, 1932 in Wysox he was the son of the late William Grover and Ella Hartenstein Grover. Ray attended the Wysox School and in early years was employed by Corning Community College, Corning, N.Y. and by Agway Inc. in Wysox. He was later employed by Masonite Corp. in Wysox for 30 years until his retirement in 1994. Ray possessed great love for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, hunting, fishing and NASCAR. He is survived by his wife, Edna Yates Grover, at home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Abbie and Randy Landmesser, Carrie and Paul Mueller and Mary and William Mulcahy all of Towanda; a son, Ray T. Grover Howell of Ulster; six grandchildren, Krissa and Erick Casselbury of Wysox, Jeffery and Sara Muller of Towanda, and Joshua and Jacob Mulcahy of Towanda; four great-grandchildren, Dakota, Harli and Mahalia Westbrook, all of Towanda and Kaleb Muller of Wysox; a brother, Francis Grover of Camptown; a sister, Vina Kunkle of Monroeton; a sister-in-law, Gladys Groover of Wysox; special friend and buddy, Bobby Yates of Standing Stone, several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by three brothers, William, Charles and Bernard Groover; three sisters, Anna Harvey, Catherine Forrest and Ethel Yates and a grandson, Ron T. Grover. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday evening at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home at 217 York Ave. in Towanda. The funeral and committal service will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with pastor Thelma Wright of His Majesty Fellowship Church in Athens officiating. Interment services will be private. –Towanda Daily Review
HEFFNER - James M. “Skip” Heffner, 60, formerly of Waverly passed peacefully at his home in Heber Springs, Ark. on April 7, 2009 due to heart failure. James was born April 26, 1948 in Little Rock, Ark. He was predeceased by his parents, James C. and Daisy G. Heffner. His survivors include his son, James R. and Bobbi Heffner, Waverly, N.Y., and daughter Annette M. Heffner, Savannah, Ga. He had two wonderful grandsons, James R. and Jonathan M. Heffner, Waverly, N.Y. Skip loved and lived for his children and grandchildren. He is also survived by: Raymond and Hilde “Mom and Dad” Canzler and all the Canzler family; previous spouse Jane Canzler Heffner Watros (Lynn), best friend for life; brothers Don Michael Heffner (Carol) and family, Moberly, Mo., and Richard Alan Heffner and family, Heber Springs, Ark.; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and many wonderful friends. He shared his later years with his loving companion Stella Clements and “adoptive” son Larry. Skip was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. After an honorable discharge from the military he was self-employed until retirement a few years ago. Skip was a fisherman, musician, artist, and photographer. He was most content when in the wilderness or on the lake fishing with his loving canine buddy, Junior. Upon retirement he operated a guide fisherman business on Greers Ferry Lake and the Little Red River in Heber Springs, Ark. Skip loved the outdoors with a heart as big as all outdoors! He is home now with his family in Waverly, N.Y. and his Father in Heaven. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at noon at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly, N.Y. Family and friends are invited to call Monday from 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Internment will follow the services at Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly, N.Y. - Sayre Morning Times, April 11, 2009
HERMAN - James Herman, 92, of Cedar Ridge Apartments and long-time resident of Grover, Pa., died on Monday morning, April 27, 2009, at the Troy Community Hospital. James Clark Herman was born in Canton, Pa., on July 15, 1916, a son of the late James and Aleida (CLARK) Herman. He was a 1935 graduate of Canton High School. On Sept. 14, 1940, Jim married the former Jessie GRAHAM in Leolyn, Pa., and they shared more than 68 wonderful years together. Jim served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Jim was employed by the Grover Trading Co. for several years. He later worked at the former Grover Milk Plant for 30 until retiring in 1981. He was a member of the Grover Church of Christ. In addition to his wife, Jessie, surviving are his son, James Walter Herman of Canton; his grandchildren, David Herman of Williamsport, Pa., Mike Herman of San Clemente, Calif., and Penny Steffen of State College, Pa.; several great-grandchildren and step-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Lois Finch of Wyalusing; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by two sons, James Allen Herman on Nov. 11, 1944, and Roger Clark Herman, on Oct. 26, 1989; a brother, Donald Herman; and a sister, Marguerite Dermatis. In keeping with Jim's wishes, a memorial service and celebration of his life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may consider a memorial to the Building Fund at the Grover Church of Christ, P.O. Box 139 Grover, PA 17735. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting his family with arrangements. Reva Wagner, Daily Review, 28 April, 2009.
HOFFMAN - PERRY Maryanna Hoffman
It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our Mom, our friend, our confidant and our Mema. On May 8, 2009 in Naples, Florida, Maryanna Hoffman Perry (aka Molly) died
after having a broken heart that couldn't be fixed. Molly was born December 25, 1922 to the late Allyn and Katherine Hoffman at 909 Hoffman Street in Elmira, New York. She was the sister to the late Allyn (Oople) Hoffman and Harry (Red) Hoffman. Molly married her high school sweetheart, John Darius Perry and raised four delightful daughters, Katharine (Kate) Sinko, Maryanna (Mike) and David Crawford, Jane and Bill Kufta and Lucinda (Cindy) and Wayne Farnham. From these four daughters, eleven grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren arrived and brought such happiness to her life. Molly attended Elmira Free Academy (Class of '41) and attended Hood College before taking time to raise her daughters. Molly continued her college education in the 1960's by attending Elmira College and receiving a degree and Masters in Human Ecology and Elementary Education, being a role model for her daughters' who followed in careers in teaching. Molly was a gifted Home Economics teacher in the Elmira area with many of her students still using their sewing and cooking skills thanks to "Mrs. Perry". She has been a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church in Elmira, Session Member, Representative to Christian Education and Personnel Committee, and represented Presbytery at General Assembly. Among the many organizations Molly was involved with are Meals on Wheels, Near Westside Neighborhood Association, Arnot Art Museum, Clemens Center, YWCA Silver Foxes, Soaring Eagles Ladies Golf Association, Friday Morning Ladies Bridge Club, Girl Scout Association, Wednesday Morning Club, and proud member of the Class of '41 reunion committee of EFA. A memorial service to celebrate this beautiful star in the heavens will be held on June 6, 2009 (Saturday) at 11:00, with Betsey Crimmons officiating at the First Presbyterian Church in Elmira. Molly's family welcome all that knew and loved her to join them at this time. There will be a private funeral service for the family. Flowers will be provided by the family. Those wishing may remember Molly with a donation to the charity of one's choice. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/16/2009
JACOBSEN - Tioga Co. Electronics Engineer is Heart Victim - Irvin Spencer Jacobsen [Bob to his friends in Gaines Township] died suddenly and unexpectedly of a heart ailment on Sunday, November 30 . Mr. Jacobsen, partner with Roger Stevens of Gaines in the electronics development firm, Gaines Research Laboratories, was working in the firm's Neptune, New Jersey laboratory when he complained of feeling badly. His condition appeared so serious that Mrs. Jacobsen, who was with him, called an ambulance. Mr. Jacobsen died a few minutes later at a local hospital. At the time of his fatal illness, Mr. Jacobsen was working on the last stage of the development of an automatic winding machine for the mechanical production of a series of tiny electrodynamics machines known as synchros, which form the heart of the guidance systems that lead the giant ballistic missiles of Cape Canaveral in their flight into space. The Jacobsen's had recently bought a tract of land south of Pine Creek at Lick Run where they expected to build a home as soon as the Gaines Research Laboratories could complete its local research facilities, which were to be located in the old tannery store building on the Stevens place at Gaines. Work on the new laboratories had been held up awaiting the final relocation of Route 6 at that point. Mr. Jacobsen was the head of the Laboratories. No announcement of the firm's plans has been made. - Mansfield Advertiser, Dec. 1958
KESTERSON John H.
Of Horseheads, NY and formerly of Candor, NY, died Wednesday morning, May 6, 2009, after an extended illness. John was born February 14, 1929 in Niagara Falls, NY, a son of the late William and Sadie Moody. John served his country honorably with the US Navy and worked for Contel Telephone Co. in Chenango Bridge, NY. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Dorothy Bower Kesterson; children, John (Julie) Kesterson of Parker, CO, Terri (Henry) Matthews of Horseheads, NY, Jim (Sue) Haskins of Canadaigua, NY, Keith (Beth) Haskins of Horseheads, NY, Steven (Randi) of Elmira, NY, Jody Bruch of Geneva, NY, Tod Kesterson of Waterloo, NY and Kurt (Carol) Kesterson of Niagara Falls, NY; 20 grandchildren with anticipation of a new grandson in Sept.; sisters, Jane Plass and Carol Kesterson, both of Poughkeepsie, NY; several close brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and his loving and faithful four-legged companions, Kaylee, Jack and Ellie. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Route 13, Horseheads, NY on Sunday, May 10, 2009, from 3-4 p.m. A celebration of Mr. Kesterson's Life will take place immediately following at 4 p.m. lead by John's niece, Yvonne Tracy. In honoring John's wishing, his ashes will be scattered in a private family service. Those wishing to remember John may do so through donation to the Chemung County SPCA, 2435 County Rt. 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/8/2009
KOSMALER - NORDBLOM Prudence K.
Prudy Nordblom, 69, of 104 Orlando Avenue, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, died Thursday, May 7, at her home. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, on February 25, 1940, the daughter of Charles and Anna Kosmaler, Prudy attended schools in Elmira Heights, New York, and graduated from the Thomas A. Edison High School in 1958. Prudy worked as a computer programmer in the early 1960's for Connecticut General Life Insurance Company in Hartford, and for General Electric Company in Pittsfield, establishing a unique identity in the growing technology industry. After becoming a mother, Prudy turned her considerable talents to supporting the Early Childhood Development Center, the Boys Club, and local schools. These skills were further used in her volunteer work for the Cardiac Rehab Center at Berkshire Medical Center whose staff and patients were special friends for Prudy. Prudy was predeceased by her husband, George R. Nordblom. She is survived by their daughter, Lisa Anne Taylor and her husband, Jack, and their much beloved daughter, Cassidy; two brothers, Charles H. Kosmaler and George G. Kosmaler; a sister, Katherine Kosmaler; and her cherished cat, Silki. Throughout her life, fortune smiled on Prudy with her numerous friends; of particular mention are Pat Hogan, Gloria Dailey, Julie Minns-Piepho, and Phyllis Fuore. At her request, there will be no formal funeral services. Friends are welcome to meet at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 133 Dalton Avenue, on Monday, May 11, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. (Parking is available in the Pittsfield Cooperative Bank Parking Lot). In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or to HospiceCare in The Berkshires, both in care of DERY FUNERAL HOME, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield, who is in charge of arrangements. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/9/2009
LEE - Lawrence "Larry" Eugene Lee, 41, of Hornbrook, Towanda RR 5, formerly of Troy, Pa., died peacefully at home surrounded by his family and friends Friday, April 17, 2009, after a brave battle with complications from a massive heart attack in December 2008. Born June 28, 1967, at Troy Hospital, he was the son of Lewellen and Ann (BAILEY) Lee. He was employed by Cargill for the last eight years as a quality technician. Past employers included Paper Magic and American Silk Label, both formerly in Troy. Larry attended Troy Area Schools and Towanda Vo-Tech, where he studied auto body and was class president. He went on to attend Pittsburgh Job Corps, where he received his high school diploma and welding degree. Larry served in the U.S. Army. Larry was a caring person and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He loved having cookouts in his back yard and playing with his remote-control car. He also enjoyed spending time on his computer playing rappelz and doing research. He and his wife, Connie (JENKINS) Lee, were married at The First Baptist Church in Troy and would have celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary June 28. Surviving are his wife, Connie, at home; sons, Kevin (Kari Harkness) Fitzwater of Gillett, Pa., Keith (Teia Blake) Fitzwater of Bentley Creek, Pa. and Kelly "Suckie" (Brandi Bellows) Fitzwater of Ulster, Pa.; daughter, Angelia "Ange" Hicks (Mike Lewis) of Towanda, Pa.; dad and mom, Mike and Ann Egli of Troy, Pa.; father, Lewellen Lee of Sherman, Texas; sister, Lisa Deemy (Mollie Eliot) of Troy; stepbrother, Michael Egli Jr. of Towanda; brother-in-law, Larry Jenkins of Elmira, N.Y.; nieces and nephews, Jennifer (Ward) Noah DePew of Rock Springs, Wyo., Jason Ward of Troy, Lee Zelewicz of Troy, Zac (Brittany) Zelewicz of Dushore, Pa., Tanya Stephanie of Towanda, and Danielle and Matthew Jenkins of Elmira; 22 special grandchildren, Abeni "Gurdie," Sadie, Elizabeth, Cherish, Mary, Austin, Abigail "Tater Tot," Nevaeh, Ashley, Aaron, Logan, Adrianna, Harley, Mariah, Danny, Amber, Tarah, Dalton, Selena, Jade, Desiree and Mason; great-grandchildren, Zoe, Caleb and Wyatt; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence and Henrietta (McClure) Bailey; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Rufus and Lois (Frost) Lee; mother and stepfather-in-law, Mary (Phillips, Jenkins) and William Cash; father-in-law, Carlyle "Chuck" Jenkins; grandchild "Bud"; and grand-niece, Madisyn DePew. Services for Larry will be held May 9, at The First Baptist Church of Troy with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Friends may call at 2 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 3. There will be no formal gathering after. Donations to the American Diabetes Association or American Cancer Society in Larry's name would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements were handled by Maryott Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda. Reva Wagner, Daily Review, 23 April, 2009.
MEHALCHICK - Melanie M. Spencer, of New Orleans, La., formerly of Towanda, Pa., died Sunday, April 19, 2009, at Touro Infirmary in New Orleans following a period of declining health. Melanie was born in Towanda on Feb. 15, 1963, the daughter of Emil J. Mehalchick and Olga P. BANJA Mehalchick. She attended St. Agnes Elementary School and graduated from Towanda Area High School, class of 1981. After graduation, she attended the Wilma Boyd Career School in Pittsburgh, receiving a degree in airline and travel. She then went on to attend and graduate from the Robert Packer Hospital School of Surgical Technology in 1984. She worked at Memorial Hospital in Towanda for 15 years as a surgical technician. She moved to Wilkes-Barre, Pa., where she was employed by Genetti's Best Western as a desk manager until 2008, when she decided to make her home in New Orleans. Mel, as she was known by her family and friends, was a very talented dancer and artist. She taught lessons at Maggie Frawley's dance studio in the 1990s, and a mural that she painted at the Towanda High School was displayed for many years. She also enjoyed trying new recipes (which always turned out perfectly), swimming, and traveling. Mel was a truly giving and selfless person, who would lend a helping hand to anyone. She brought love and light into the lives of all who knew her, just like sunshine. Mel is survived by: her parents; and her brother and sisters, Robert J. Mehalchick and Claudia of Monroeton, Pa., Patricia A. Spaulding of Pasadena, Md., and Karen C. Stroud of Durell, Pa.; her nieces and nephew, Heather A. Richardson and James of Columbia, Md., Shannon M. Spaulding and Kyle D. Renninger of Milan, Pa., Jessica L. Bundle and Jason of Towanda, Pa., and Christopher R. Spaulding of Morrisville, N.C.; as well as her great-niece Emma M. Renninger, and great-nephew, James K. Richardson. Mel loved all animals, especially her three cats Apollo, Miss Minerva and Calliope. In keeping with that love, she requested donations to be made in her memory to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850. Services and interment will be private. Arrangements under the direction of Maryott Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. Reva Wagner, Daily Review, 20 April, 2009.
MEYERS - George E. Myers, 79, of Lower Brush Mountain Road in Holidaysburg, Pa., died on Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at the UPMC of Pittsburgh, Pa., following a brief illness. He was the son of Elsie (SCHMELL) and Ezra Myers. He married Marie BEACHY on April 26, 1953, in Alden, N.Y. George attended Frankstown Park Missionary Church, was a farmer for Shaklee Distributor, and was active on the Sylvania Borough Council and with the Canton Mennonite Church as an elder and missions representative. He was also an avid outdoorsman and hunter. He is survived by: a son, David, of Morgantown, Pa.; daughters Gloria Miller of Altoona, Sheryl Lehman of Lancaster, Pa., Joyce Ritz of Reading, Pa., and Angela Shank of Homer, Alaska; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Jack. Memorial services were held on Wednesday at the Frankstown Park Missionary Church in Holidaysburg. Interment was private at the convenience of the family. There will be no visitation. Arrangements were under the direction of Plank, Stitt and Stevens Funeral Home, 421 Montgomery St., Holidaysburg, Pa. Reva Wagner, Daily Review, 30 April, 2009.
MICKEY - 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 Legonier, 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, RI; 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, FL; 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 & Sailors Memorial Hospital. - Mansfield Gazette, April 22, 2009
MOYERS - Robert A. "Bob" Moyers, Sr., 63, of Covington, PA, died Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Bob was born August 15, 1945 in Middle Mountain, WV, a son of Bertha (Weese) Moyers. He was the husband of Catherine "Cathy" (Frost) Moyers. Bob was employed as a welder for Ingersoll Rand for 37 years. He graduated from Liberty High School in 1965. Bob was a member of the Wellsboro Moose Lodge #1147, the Arnot Sportsmens Club, the Hillside Rod and Gun Club, and a member of the Covington community since 1972. He will be missed by all of his friends. Bob is survived by his wife, Cathy of Covington, PA; a son, Robert Moyers, Jr. of Covington, PA; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tammi and John Perla, Jr. of Arnot, PA, Julee and Jon Reid of Blossburg, PA; five grandchildren, Gabriella Perla, David Perla, Emily Perla, Austin Moyers, Morgan Reid, and baby Zane, due March 11, 2009; a sister and brother-in-law, Edna and Raymond Wilfong of Barton, WV; in-laws, Joseph and Jean Powers, Richard and Louise Griffith, Joseph and Pat Ames, Sandra Sumner, Milford "Sonny" and Alcena Frost, Robert and Dusty Frost, Gary Frost, Janice Frost, Robby and Shirley Robinson; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 2009 at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held following the calling hours at 8 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Keith Diehl officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Bob's memory to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the American Heart Assoc., 613 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.- Mansfield Gazette, March 11, 2009
MUNNELL - Lewis M. Munnell, 64, of Camp Hill, PA, formerly of Mansfield died Sunday, July 12, 1959. He was a member of the Mt. Calvary Episcopal Church of Camp Hill, one of the first radio and newscasters in Harrisburg, a baritone soloist at the Pine St. Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg for 15 years, a veteran of World War I and past commander of the American Legion Post No. 43 of Camp Hill. Survived by wife, Mrs. Florence M. Munnell at home; daughter, Mrs. Martin J. McDonald, Jr. of Levittown, PA, son, John W. Munnell of York, PA; 6 grandchildren. Funeral service was held at the Mt. Calvary Episcopal Church Wednesday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Allen R. Day officiated. Burial in Rolling Green Cemetery, Camp Hill. - Mansfield Advertiser, July 1959
NEUBAUER - POTTER, Daiana
A resident of the Pine City community and formerly of Rochester, NY died very unexpectedly at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following an illness on Sunday, May 3, 2009 at the age of 34. Born on January 26, 1975 in the Country of Romania and remained a German citizen, she was the daughter of the late Eugen & Aloisia Urwik-Beimel Neubauer. She married Brian Potter on April 24, 1998 in Germany where he was serving his country in the US Army. A loving and devoted mother, her passions were her children, family & friends and caring for her home. She is survived by her husband and companion, Brian Potter; their two children, Tyler age 6 and Savana age 2; sister, Linde (Paul) Neubauer, Germany; brother, Eugen "Ene" (Manuela) Neubauer, Germany; mother-in-law, Jackie Potter, Rochester, NY; father-in-law, Ronald Potter, Branch Port, NY; sisters-in-law, Dawn (Bill) Wyszomirski, Rochester, NY; Robyn Griffin, Rochester, NY; several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will take place at the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, 2415 Chili Ave. Rochester, NY 14624 on Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 1 p.m. Sadly, Daiana will not be able to witness her children enter college and her family requests memorials be directed to their education fund in a trust c/o Brian Potter custodian of Tyler & Savana Potter, 1218 Elmira St. Pine City, NY 14871. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/10/2009
NORTHRUP - Hugh James "Jim" Northrup Sr., husband of Faye Northrup, died Saturday, May 2, 2009, at his residence after a long illness. Mr. Northrup, a son of Erston Francis Northrup and Wanita Helen JOHNSON NORTHRUP BARRETT, was born Sept. 21, 1942, in Monroeton, Pa. He was a self-employed plumber. Jim and Faye were married March 28, 1969, and celebrated 40 years together. From their union survives: three children, Hugh J. "Jamie" (Brandy) Northrup Jr. of Andrews, Steven D. (Emily) Northrup and Kimberly N. (Al) Sanders, both of Georgetown; a brother, Howard Francis (Donna) Northrup Sr. of Ithaca, N.Y.; a half-brother, Michael Lee Benniger of Georgetown; a sister, Helen N. (Harry) Beecher of Port Crane, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. The funeral service was held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, in the Georgetown Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens. McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Northrup family. 16 May 2009, Daily Review.
OAKLEY - Gerald L. Oakley, age 67, of Johnson City, died
Sunday, May 10, 2009, at the Wilson Memorial Hospital after a short illness. He was predeceased by his parents, Kenneth and Beatrice Oakley; his brother, Donald; a sister, Mary Erickson; a son-in-law, Richard Peris; and a great-granddaughter, Kaitlyn Groats. He is survived by his wife, Betty (Hawley); his daughters, Diane Peris and Christine Cleary; his sons, Robert, Phillip and Scott Cleary; his mother, Arlene Oakley; sister and brother-in-law, Dale and Ron Smith; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Arlene and Dalton Lunsford, Lorena and Bradley Auwart; grandchildren, Shiela and Stan Tubinis, Christian Peris, Julie and Scott Groats, Jennifer and Mike Lasher, Matthew Hobart and Melissa, and Chelsea Cleary; great-grandchildren, Michael, Sierra, Taylor, Patrick, Jordan, Justin, Kirsten, Timothy, and Devin; also several aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Gerald was retired from the refrigeration and air conditioning business and had worked for various companies and also loved his part-time job at Wegmans. He served his country in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church. Gerald was a great man and will be missed by all those whose lives he touched. A Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the Sedlock Funeral Home, Inc., 161 Clinton St., Binghamton, with the Rev. David Rising officiating. Burial will be in Vestal Hills Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home, Wednesday evening from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, The family asks that those wishing make memorial contributions in Gerald's name to the Bethel Baptist Church, 300 N. Jensen Rd., Vestal, N.Y. 13850. 14 May 2009, Daily Review.
ONDISH - Andrew “Andy” Ondish, 87, of Dallas (Fernbrook), PA, died peacefully Saturday, April 4, 2009, at his home after a long day of exchanging stories with family and friends. He was blessed with many visitors and had his children present when the Lord called him. Born in Wilkes-Barre on July 27, 1921, he was a son of the late John and Eva Raynich Ondish. Andy attended the Dallas Township schools while living with his family on their farm on Ondish Road (Fernbrook). His love for the simple farm life stayed with him, and he chose to raise his family there. He had a need to nurture, not only raising his own children, but shared his love with foster children. His home was open for everyone. He enjoyed being in the fields making hay, breaking-in horses and especially hunting. A year did not go by that he didn’t get his deer, making shots that were simply amazing. He was a member of the South Mountain Land Association in Noxen. He was a great listener, but an even better storyteller. He worked at Wilkes-Barre Clay Products, and retired after many years tending the grounds at College Misericordia. He was a member of St. Therese’s Church in Shavertown. Andy was preceded in death by his loving wife of 20 short and memorable years, Anna Hudak Ondish; his companion of 20 years, Helen Skillings; brother, John and sister, Sue Roberts. He is survived by sisters, Mary Kubasti, Anna Plesnar, Helen Kamont and her husband, Paul; brothers, George and wife, Vivian; Pete and wife, Rosie; son, Chip Ondish and wife, Debbie; daughter, Sandi and companion, Ricky Reese; and his youngest son, Paul, who dedicated his life to his Dad; his granddaughter, Heather and husband, Frank Taylor; his great-grandson, Buck Taylor; many nieces and nephews; and his caregivers, Bianca and Leslie. The family would like to give a sincere thank you to Erwine Health and Hospice for their passionate care of “Pop.” Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 8 at 9:30 a.m. from the Richard H. Disque Funeral Home Inc., 672 Memorial Highway, Dallas, with Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Therese’s Church, with the Rev. James J. Paisley, officiating. Interment was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Friends called Tuesday, from 5 to 8 p.m. The family asks for those attending the calling hours and services to come dressed casually as you would if you were visiting Andy. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Erwine Health and Hospice, 270 Pierce St., Kingston, PA 18704, and the Luzerne County SPCA. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, April 16, 2009
PALMER - HOLDEN, Nellie P.
Of Flannery Apartments, Elmira, formerly of Cuba, NY, died peacefully on Monday, May 11, 2009. She was born December 13, 1917 in Belvedere, NY, the daughter of Leon and Ethel Whitcomb Palmer. Nellie was a graduate of the Mountain Clinic in Olean, NY, and nursed for many years in both Wellsville and Cuba Hospitals. In 1941 Nellie married her beloved husband, John Holden. She became a homemaker in 1945 when John returned from World War II. Nellie found time to volunteer at her church, the Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels, and voter registration. Her abundant love of life, and people, was obvious to all who knew her. At her request there will be no calling hours. There will be a Memorial Service at McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water St., Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Friends are welcome to attend. Nellie is survived by 3 children, with their spouses, Jim and Patty Holden of Elmira, Ann and Lee Edington of Phelps, NY, Jane and Pat Kidd of Port Richey, FL. She also leaves behind 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. They include Jon (Christine) Edington and daughters, Grace and Rebecca, of New Jersey; Mary Ann Holden of Brooklyn, NY; Sara Holden of Sag Harbor, NY; Cristi (Kevin) Oczek, and son Anthony, of Buffalo, NY. Also surviving are sister-in-law, Ruby of Cleveland, and 3 nieces. Nellie was predeceased by her husband, John, brothers, Malcolm and Wilbur, sister, Doreen. Memorials may be made to The Salvation Army, 414 Lake Street, Elmira, NY 14901, or the Cuba Presbyterian Church, E. Main Street, Cuba, NY 14727.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/14/2009
PAULIX - Irmgard C. Geary, 84, of Warren Center RR 1, Pa., died Saturday, May 2, 2009, at her home following declining health. Born April 22, 1925, in Hamburg, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Max Paulix and Martha SCHUBERT Paulix. On Aug. 30, 1948, she married Robert Richard Geary in Stuttgart, Germany. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years on July 27, 2000. In early years, Irmgard was employed by the Hoover Calendar Co. and by Stauffer's Valley Forge Hotel. She was later employed by the George Washington Motor Lodge in King of Prussia, Pa., for 20 years until her retirement. Irmgard will be fondly remembered by her family and friends for her kindness and generosity. She is survived by: her son and daughter-in-law, Robert J. and Amanda Geary of Nashville, Tenn.; her daughter, Christine Geary of Warren Center; her grandsons, Stephen and Jayson; a brother, Ernst Paulix of Hamburg, Germany; her sister, Gertrude Paulix Fowke of Manchester, N.H.; and her best friends, Kitty and Albert Burns of Ridley Park, Pa. In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by brothers Friedrich, Edgar, Harry, Carlo and Paul Paulix. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa.
PEASE - Mr. Fayette E. Pease, 83, father of Mrs. Albert Page of Mansfield, a New York State assemblyman from 1928-1940, died Thursday, July 9, 1959 at his home in Lockport, NY. Mr. Pease, a farmer all his life, was prominent in his county and state agricultural affairs, and was also a retired real estate dealer. He had been a member of the Lockport Kiwanis Club for more than 30 years, a member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, a charter member of the Gasport Grange, a member of the Pomona and State Granges, a member of the Red Jacket Lodge No. 646, Ames Chapter; the Lockport Shrine Club and Ismailia Temple in Buffalo, and a member of the Orangeport Congregational Church for over 60 years. He is survived by wife, Mrs. Olive Button Pease at home; son, Stanley B. Pease; daughters, Mrs. Albert Page of Mansfield, Mrs. Clarence D. Anson of Buffalo; brother, J. Miller Pease of St. Petersburg, Fla., and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday at 11 a.m. at the family home, the Rev. Austin B. Cheswell officiated. Burial in Orangeport Cemetery. - Mansfield Advertiser, July 1959
PENNINGTON - Linda Grabowski, 59, of Ulster died on May 6, 2009 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born June 11, 1949 in Patterson, NJ the daughter of the late William and Mary Young Pennington. Linda was actively attending the Springfield Baptist Church. She was a Stampin' Up Demonstrator for 10 years. She was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Linda is survived by her husband of 39 years, Bruce, at home, her daughters; Dawn Marie (Harold) Pratt of Ulster, PA, and Sheryl (Tim) Wilcox of East Smithfield, PA, her grandchildren; Sydney, Kevin, and Alex Wilcox, her sister; Joyce (Frank) Hoffman of Pittsburgh, PA, one aunt, one uncle, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call on Monday, May 11, 2009 from 4pm -7pm at the East Smithfield Federated Church, Main Street, East Smithfield, PA. Funeral Services will follow at 7pm at the church with the Rev. Stan Gill and Rev. Daniel Graham co-officiating. Arrangements are under the care of the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Linda's memory to the: Faulk Cancer Center at the A.O.M.H., 600 Rowe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905
PETTES - James Donald Pettes, 73, born May 1935, departed this world on April 11, 2009, at a Mobile, Ala., hospital with is family by his side. Formerly from this area, he was a graduate of the class of 1954 at Rome, Pa. High School. He was a resident of Mobile for the last 32 years. He was preceded in death by: his parents, the Rev. Harry C. and Erdene Pettes; grandmother Erline CLARK; grandparents Mr. and Mrs. George Pettes; daughter Dena Jane Pettes; brother Ervin Woodruff; sister Doris Vanderpool and husband Steven; in-laws James and Blennie Kithcart. He is survived by: his loving wife Margaret of almost 50 years; two daughters, Cindy Hosford (Ricky Snider) and Tammy Pettes Pritchard (Wesley Pritchard); nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister Rita Chamberlin; sister-in-law June Woodruff; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Services were held at Serenity Gardens Chapel and interment was held at Pine Crest Cemetery on April 16, 2009. Irmgard C. Geary, 84, of Warren Center RR 1, Pa., died Saturday, May 2, 2009, at her home following declining health. Born April 22, 1925, in Hamburg, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Max Paulix and Martha Schubert Paulix. On Aug. 30, 1948, she married Robert Richard Geary in Stuttgart, Germany. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years on July 27, 2000. In early years, Irmgard was employed by the Hoover Calendar Co. and by Stauffer's Valley Forge Hotel. She was later employed by the George Washington Motor Lodge in King of Prussia, Pa., for 20 years until her retirement. Irmgard will be fondly remembered by her family and friends for her kindness and generosity. She is survived by: her son and daughter-in-law, Robert J. and Amanda Geary of Nashville, Tenn.; her daughter, Christine Geary of Warren Center; her grandsons, Stephen and Jayson; a brother, Ernst Paulix of Hamburg, Germany; her sister, Gertrude Paulix Fowke of Manchester, N.H.; and her best friends, Kitty and Albert Burns of Ridley Park, Pa. In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by brothers Friedrich, Edgar, Harry, Carlo and Paul Paulix. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. 29 April, 2009. Irmgard C. Geary, 84, of Warren Center RR 1, Pa., died Saturday, May 2, 2009, at her home following declining health. Born April 22, 1925, in Hamburg, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Max Paulix and Martha Schubert Paulix. On Aug 30, 1948, she married Robert Richard Geary in Stuttgart, Germany. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years on July 27, 2000. In early years, Irmgard was employed by the Hoover Calendar Co. and by Stauffer's Valley Forge Hotel. She was later employed by the George Washington Motor Lodge in King of Prussia, Pa., for 20 years until her retirement. Irmgard will be fondly rememered by her family and friends for her kindness and generosity. She is survived by: her son and daughter-in-law, Rob= ert J. and Amanda Geary of Nashville, Tenn.; her daughter, Christine Geary of Warren Center; her grandsons, Stephen and Jayson; a brother, Ernst Paulix of Hamburg, Germany; her sister, Gertrude Paulix Fowke of Manchester, N.H.; and her best friends, Kitty and Albert Burns of Ridley Park, Pa. In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by brothers Friedrich, Edgar, Harry, Carlo and Paul Paulix. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours.Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. Reva Wagner, Daily Review, 05 May 2009.
PHIPPEN - JEANNETTE BOWERS
Daily Messenger - Canandaigua, Ontario Co., NY - Tuesday, 12 Mar 1974
Mrs. Seymour Bowers - VICTOR -- Mrs. Jeannette P. Bowers of 120 Hunts Park Rd., died yesterday. She was the widow of Seymour Bowers. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Francis [Olive] Barry; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Cotton Funeral Home, 26 Maple Ave., today from 7 to 9 p.m., where a funeral service will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family. [Submitter's note: Boughton Hill Cemetery is in Victor, Ontario Co., NY. Jeannette and her husband, Seymour Bowers, 1878 - 1947, share a tombstone].
PIERCE Lawrence R.
Age 71, of Gainesville FL, formerly of Elmira, NY, died peacefully May 8th, 2009 at the VA Hospice unit in Lake City, FL. He was born in Elmira, NY on January 8th, 1938 to Paul L. and Mildred L. Pierce (both deceased). He was a graduate of Southside High School in 1956. He served in the Navy for four years and in the Coast Guard Reserves as a Lieutenant Commander. He attended the University of Detroit and graduated from the Institute of Technology in 1965. He worked in Pittsfield, MA as an electrical engineer at the former General Electric Ordinance Division for 25 years. He retired to Florida. Surviving are his beloved wife, Valerie Mathews Pierce of Gainesville, FL and Nancy Brewer Pierce, mother of his five children, of Ludlow, MA; his two daughters, Julia (Mark) Bessette of Rhode Island, Laurie Pierce of MA; three sons, Michael (Judi) Pierce of North Carolina, Scott (Jennifer) Pierce, Keith (Stacie) Pierce of MA. Step children, Lori (Miles) DiGati and Michael (Corinne) Mathews of Florida. Eight grandchildren, Matthew Bessette, Melissa, Shawn, Justin, Sarah, Audrey, Andrew and Aaron Pierce. Lawrence is also survived by his twin sister, Elsie (Paul) Comstock of Big Flats, his two brothers, Edward (Margie) Pierce of Maryland and William Pierce of Anchorage, Alaska and mother-in-law, Geane Eyer of Horseheads. A service will be held in Horseheads, NY at a later date. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/16/2009
PLACE - Jeremy B. Place, 52, of Mehoopany, PA, died on Friday, April 10, 2009 in Dushore, as a result of a motorcycle accident. Born in Santa Barbara, CA on Dec. 12, 1956, he was a son of Lawrence H. and Billie J. Turner Place of Zephyrhills, FL and Mehoopany. He graduated from Tunkhannock High School, a member of the Class of 1975, and served in and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army. A welder by trade, he previously worked for the Ronco Sheet Metal Manufacturing Company of Mill City and was recently employed by the Mehoopany Township Supervisors. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially riding his motorcycle, and hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Lovelton Community Bible Church. Surviving are his parents, Lawrence and Billie Place of Zephyrhills, FL; a sister and brother-in-law, Lori and Donald Burke of Auburn Center; aunts and spouse, Agnes and Victor Decker of Mehoopany, Joyce Place of Plainsfield, IN; uncles and spouse, Robert Place of Black Walnut, Eugene and Jareldine Place of Williamsport, Henry Turner of Portland, OR; nephew, Caleb Westbrook of Green Bay, WI and many cousins and friends. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, April 14 at 11 a.m. at the Mehoopany Baptist Church, with the Rev. Doug Mills, his pastor, officiating, and Pastor Joe Billingsley, pastor of the Mehoopany Baptist Church, participating. Interment was in Vaughn Cemetery, Mehoopany. Friends called on Tuesday morning at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, April 16, 2009
QUARTUCCI, Albert "Al" Nicholas
Age 54, died suddenly at his home in Covington, PA on Friday, May 15, 2009. He was born on April 20, 1955 at Germantown Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He grew up in Feasterville, PA but his heart belonged in the mountains of Tioga County. He was a graduate of Archbishop Wood High School in Warminster, PA, class of 1973. He was also a graduate of Bucks County Vocational and Technical College where he studied auto mechanics. His first job after college was as a construction worker and truck driver for Conshohocken Construction Company in Conshohocken, PA. He was also employed at King David Cemetery in Bensalem, PA. His entrepreneurial spirit prevailed throughout most of his adult life as a self employed Auto Mechanic for Alko (Levittown, PA) and Albert's Automotive (Croydon, PA). Since relocating to Tioga County, he has been employed as a Service Technician for Knowles LP Gas in Mansfield, PA.
His two greatest loves were his family and cars. As a child, he loved building model airplanes and playing with American Flyer and Lionel trains. He also played the Accordion. In his twenties and thirties, he was an avid drag racer and car show enthusiast. His love of Chevy's and Dale Earnhardt never wavered. His latest hobby was buying and selling collectable Hess trucks on eBay. He was a born again Christian and a member of Calvary Chapel in Philadelphia, PA. He was preceded in death by his beloved father and best friend, Albert Joseph Quartucci (Feasterville, PA). He is survived by his loving mother & step father, Rose Marie Quartucci-Reid & Bill Reid (Clearwater, FL), sister & brother-in-law, Margi & Harold Becker (Clearwater, FL), daughters, Heather Quartucci (David Valencia) (Queens, NY) and Colette Yushko (Burlington, NJ), son & daughter-in-law, John & Linda Quartucci (Bristol, PA) and two grandchildren, Jeffrey Yushko (Burlington, NJ) and Maja Quartucci (Bristol, PA). He is also survived by his soul mate, Gay Wills (Covington, PA), Gay's children, Jamie Bolt (Mansfield, PA) and Kim Bolt (Mansfield, PA) and Gay's 4 grandchildren. Al's charismatic personality and sense of humor will be sorely missed by countless friends and family. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, May 21, 2009 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. for a viewing at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA . A funeral service will follow the viewing at 8 P.M. with the Pastor Robert W. Strozyk officiating. Internment will be on Saturday, May 23, 2009 at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation in Al's name to the American Heart Association. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/19/2009
QUIGLEY - ANNETTE TOWLE BOYDEN
The Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, 22 Oct 1947
MRS. A. C. BOYDEN. Mrs. Annette Boyden, aged 93 years, died Sunday, Oct. 19, at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Charlotte Tillinghest, at New Columbia, Pa. Mrs. Boyden was born in Howard, N. Y., Sept. 2, 1854, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Quigley, and spent her early life in that place. On Sept. 2, 1872, she was married to Leroy Towle, of Hornell, and a few years later moved to Heise Run where they bought a farm. She was the mother of one daughter, Lulah, who married John Harding. Mrs. Harding died in October, 1928. After the death of Mr. Towle she was married to Addison C. Boyden, who died several years ago. She is survived by her son-in-law, John Harding, of Butler Hill; one niece, Mrs. Mabel Torpy, of Heise Run; a step-daughter, Mrs. Bertha Priset, and stepson, Horace P. Boyden, both of Wellsboro, R.D., and four granddaughters, Mrs. Charlotte Tillinghest, of New Columbia; Mrs. Helen Farnsworth, of Palmyra, N. Y.; Miss Ida Harding, of Philadelphia, and Mrs. Evelyn Sylcox, of New York; also four grandsons, Robert Harding, of Butler Hill; Leroy, Richard and Raymond, of Willard, N. Y.; 18 great grandchildren and several great, great grandchildren. The funeral was held Oct. 21 at the Marshcreek Baptist church, of which she was a faithful member, Rev. Mr. Lietka officiating; burial in Hornell, N. Y.
RICCI - Vincent C. Ricci Jr., 58, of Gillett, Pa., died at his home on Tuesday, April 21, 2009. He was born in Pottstown, Pa., on June 14, 1950. Vincent left behind his loving family. Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, is assisting the family with arrangements. Towanda Daily Review-April 2009.
ROBB - Casner J. Robb, 85, of Tioga, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1959. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Survived by cousins, Chester Green of Mansfield and Lewis J. Green of Sanford, Fla. Funeral at the Thomas Funeral Home Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. John H.P. Strome officiating. Burial at Palmetto Cemetery, Brunswick, Georgia. - Mansfield Advertiser, Oct. 1959
RUBIN Hal William
Age 54 of Atlanta, GA formerly of Elmira, NY died on Wednesday May 6, 2009 very unexpectedly. Hal is survived by his wife Margery, his dogs Dotti and Henry, his sister Sara Dobbis, and his brothers Harry Rubin and Ned Rubin. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/13/2009
SAMPSON Harry L.
Harry L. Sampson, Age 80, of 92 Moore Street, Waverly, New York died at his home Monday, May 4, 2009. Born May 5, 1928 in Waverly, New York the son of the late Alvin and Pearl Zimmer Sampson, He was employed by American Bridge, in Elmira Heights for many years, He enjoyed his Family, Camping at The Lake, Woodworking, Gardening. Harry was predeceased by: Brothers: Herbert, Alvin Jr, David Sampson and his great grandson Tharin Heinzelman. Survived by: His loving and caring wife of 45 Years, Dolores. Sons and Daughters (grand children): L.Jay (Jennifer) Sampson, Melissa, Courtney and Jace, Scott Sampson, Alex, and Elizabeth, Brenton Sampson (Melanie), Kianna, Abigal, Shannon Sutryk (Frank), Trenton, Nolan, Louann (Bernie) Graham, Tressia (Spencer) Bretsch, Tyler, Cheyenne, Jody (Curt) Vanderpool, Bobby (Heather) Vanderpool, Michael, Lloyd (Kay) Sampson, Crystal (Tom) Heinzelman, Trenton, Jonnathan, Brad (Kathy) Sampson, Bradley, Justess, Amanda, Christi, Nick, Luke, Tyrus, his sister, Charolette Bowman, brother, John Sampson and several Nieces and Nephews. A time for gathering with family and friends will be from 10 am to 12 noon, Friday, May 8, 2009 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. The celebration of Harry's life will follow the visitation with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield honoring his memory at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made to Waverly V.F.W. Post 8104, Broad St., Waverly,N.Y. 14892. Burial Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly, New York. Those wishing may send a sympathy message of remembrance for Harry's family.
SCHANBACHER - Pauline Schanbacher Bradshaw, 78, [SRGP 83456] of Mansfield, died peacefully at home on Nov. 25, 2003. She was born May 16, 1925, in Blossburg, the daughter of Orville and Martha Rauscher Schanbacher. Pauline was a retired case worker supervisor for Tioga County Children's Services. She was a graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College and a former member of the Mansfield University Alumni Board. Pauline was an active member of St. James Episcopal Church, the Mansfield Lions Club, the Garden Club and the Glen Region Sports Car Club of America. Pauline is survived by her husband of 57 years, William; two daughters and a son-in-law, Bobby Jo and Ronald Milton of Naples, N.Y. and Patti Lynn Bradshaw of New York City, N.Y.; a son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Yvonne Bradshaw of Hazleton; a brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Ferne Schanbacher of Mansfield; two sisters, Joyce Gilbert of Hamden, Conn., Genevieve Stone of Micanopy, Fla.; two sisters-in-law, Anna Schanbacher of VanEtten, N.Y. and Tweet Schanbacher of Mansfield; four grandchildren, Forrest (Susan) Milton of Holcomb, N.Y., Nicole, Jonathan and Samantha Bradshaw of Hazleton; and two great-grandchildren, Tessa and Bethany Milton of Holcomb, N.Y. There will be no prior calling hours. A memorial service will be conducted by Rev. Canon Rudolph vander Hiel, Saturday, Nov. 29, at 11 a.m., at St. James Episcopal Church, Mansfield. Family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions in Pauline's memory may be made to the St. James Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 57, Mansfield, PA 16933 or the Mansfield Ambulance Association, 381 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, November 30, 2003 and Wellsboro Gazette, December 3, 2003
SCHRADER - CRANDALL, Ruth L.
Age 92, of Horseheads, died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness. Until this illness, with the help of her family and wonderful next door neighbor, Tammy Marshall, Ruth had been fortunate to live independently at her own home with her dog, Chad. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Barbara Crandall of Elmira Heights; and her daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Robert Haney of Newark Valley; eight grandchildren and their families, Matthew Haney and his wife, Elise of Brooktondale, Susan Haney of Arlington, VA, Mark Crandall of Elmira Heights, John Haney and his wife, Katie of Newark Valley, Andrew Haney of Endicott, Eric Crandall of Elmira, Jenna Crandall of Waverly, Kate Haney Cox and her husband, Sam of Vestal; and her two great-grandchildren, Ally and Max Haney of Brooktondale. Ruth was born in Powell, PA on May 29, 1916 to William and Laura (Jennings) Schrader, the seventh child in a family of 17 children. Seven of her siblings survive her today. She grew up in the northern Pennsylvania area and graduated from Wyalusing High School. Ruth was married to Earl S. Crandall who predeceased her in 1983. The couple lived in the Binghamton and Vestal areas for many years before moving to Horseheads in 1968. Ruth devoted her life to being a homemaker and was an avid fan of Tiger Woods and the NY Yankees. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 15, 2009 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 305 Murray Hill Rd., Vestal. Friends are invited to visit with the family and share lunch after the service. Burial will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Ruth's name to the Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA Animal Shelter, 2435 Rt. 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of MacPherson Funeral Home, Newark Valley. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/13/2009
SCOTT - Betty M. Cole, 86, of Mansfield, died Thursday, April 30, 2009, at the Green Home, Inc., Wellsboro. She was born Dec. 15, 1922, in Savannah, N.Y., the daughter of John and Sara Mae Stickles Scott. Betty was a retiree of First Citizens National Bank. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Harry Jr. and Joyce of Newport News, Va., Richard and Betty Jo of Mansfield; a brother, John “Buck” Scott of LeRoy, N.Y.; a sister, Gloria Johnson of Edwards, Mo. and five grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry in 2002. Private services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions in Betty’s memory may be made to the First Baptist Church of Mansfield, Sherwood St., Mansfield, Pa. 16933 or the Alzheimer's Association, 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18701. - Mansfield Gazette, May 6, 2009
SHERWOOD - LEE, Marilyn L. Green McCarty
Age 88, of Cayutaville, NY, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in NY City. She was born in Ithaca, NY on February 12, 1921, and is daughter of the late Pauline and Dwight Sherwood. She was a lifetime resident of Cayutaville, a graduate of Odessa High School, and was an active member of Cayutaville Methodist Church. Retired from Cornell Dining. Marilyn was predeceased by her husbands, Carl Green, Marcus McCarty and James Lee; and son, Gary McCarty. She is survived by sons, John (Elizabeth) Green of Shrewsbury, PA, Miles (Eillean) McCarty of Freeville, NY; daughters, Barbara (George) Mashanic of Elmira Heights, NY, Janet (Larry) Brown of Gilbert, AZ, and Linda (Ray) Lanning of Cayutaville, NY; three stepchildren, Walter (Elenor) Lee, Lester (Carol) Lee, Becky (Dave) Vrooman, all residing in PA; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial service for Marilyn will be held at Cayutaville Methodist Church on Saturday, May 23rd, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Cayutaville Methodist Church, St. Jude Children's Hospital, or Schuyler County Humane Society (Montour Falls, NY). Ness-Sibley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/19/2009
SHUTTS - COLLINS, Barbara Shutts
Age 81, of Owego, NY, died on Friday, May 8, 2009. Mrs. Collins was predeceased by her parents, Genevieve and J. Bruce Shutts of Elmira, NY; her son, Robert A. Collins Jr.; and brothers, Richard A. and James Leslie Shutts. She is survived by her husband, Robert A. Collins Sr.; three sons, Bruce (Carrie) Collins, Geoffrey Collins, Sean Collins; and daughter, Melissa (Mark) Trabucco; daughter-in-law, Beth Garmen Collins; two grandsons, Robert and Matthew Collins; sister, Gladys (Joseph) Cumming; brother, Robert Bruce (Joyce) Shutts; sisters-in-law, Marlene Shutts and Barbara Shutts Buckowski; and several nieces and nephews. Barbara was a 1949 graduate of Elmira College. She was a substitute teacher for the Rensselaer School District and the Owego/Apalachin School District. Barbara started as a docent at the Tioga County Historical Society, later becoming the assistant curator and was appointed the Village of Owego Historian. She was a den mother for the Apalachin Boy Scout Pack #17, a former member of the Apalachin United Methodist Church, and a strong soprano in the church choir. The family would like to extend their appreciation to Dr. Keith Nichols, the Owego Emergency Squad, Wilson Memorial Hospital Personnel and Cardiac Care Unit. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at the Estey, Munroe & Fahey Funeral Home, 15 Park St., Owego, with the Rev. Alan Jagger officiating. Burial was at St. Patrick's Cemetery. The family received friends and family members Tuesday from noon to 1:45 p.m. prior to the services at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in Barbara's memory to the Owego Fire/Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 22, Owego, NY 13827 or the Tioga County Rural Ministry, 143 North Ave., Owego, NY 13827. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/16/2009
SNYDER - Mrs. Mary Snyder Morrow Bohlke, of 115 Washington Ave., Batavia, NY, formerly of Mansfield, died at S. Jerome Hospital, Batavia, Friday, March 20, 1959. She had been in failing health for several months. She was 78 years old. Mrs. Bohlke was the widow of Emil G. Bohlke and is survived by one sister, Mrs. Charles W. Miller of Batavia, and several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Batavia Methodist Church. Funeral services were held in Batavia on Monday, Mar. 23, with the Rev. B. Charles Weaver officiating. Burial was in the Cary Cemetery, Oakfield, NY. - Mansfield Advertiser, March 1959
SPARLING - Lorraine V. Cobb, 82, of Fort Myers, died Tuesday,
May 12, 2009. She was born Feb. 14, 1927, in Elmira, N.Y., to Russell and
She married Clifford P. Cobb in 1955, who proceeded her in death in 1996. She owned and operated a beauty salon in New York for many years. She moved to Cape Coral in 1996 from Horseheads, N.Y. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and spending time with her family. Survivors include her son, Clifford P. (Elaine) Cobb of Cape Coral; daughter, Michele (Thomas) McKibbin of Horseheads, N.Y.; sister, Melva Burnett of Clifton Springs, N.Y.; grandchildren, Thomas and fiance, Bojona McKibbin, Joshua McKibbin and Dr. Tracie (Shawn) Vallone-Sherwin; great-grandchildren, Christopher and Matthew Sherwin; and several nieces, nephews and dear friends. The family would like to thank the Springwood Court staff for its excellent care. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday at Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Viewing will be two hours prior to service time.
THORNTON Hubert Richard "Dick"
Nov. 15, 1932 - May 9, 2009
Age 76, formerly of Van Etten, died
May 9, 2009, after fighting end-stage renal disease for 12 years. A Memorial Service celebrating his life will be held at 2:00 p.m., May 24 at St. Michael's Episcopal Chapel at 2402 S. College Ave., Bryan, Texas, 77801. Interment will be at Restever Memorial Park & Mausoleum in Bryan, Texas. Dick was a Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University and a former Associate Department Head. He completed significant research in composite materials before and at Texas A&M University. Before coming to A&M, he worked in the space program at General Dynamics in Fort Worth, Texas, and for the National Bureau of Standards in Washington, D.C. Dick was born on Nov. 15, 1932 in Van Etten, NY to Hubert and Gertrude (Aho) Thornton. In high school, he lettered in four sports, played alto sax in the band (clarinet in the orchestra) and was valedictorian of his class. He received his B.S. in ceramic engineering and M.S. degree in glass technology from Alfred University where he was known as "Hubie" to his Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity brothers. He received his Ph.D. in ceramic engineering from the University of Illinois. He met his future wife Shirley (Steffens) in Washington D.C. at the Methodist Church. They married in Mishawaka, IN on June 27, 1959, and then moved to Champaign, IL where Dick pursued his doctorate. Daughter Cheryl was born a few years later. They young family then moved to Fort Worth, Texas, where Dick worked for General Dynamics. Son Scott was born shortly after. The family moved to Bryan, Texas, in 1967 where Dick taught in Texas A&M's mechanical engineering department until he retired in 1997. Dick was involved in Faith United Church of Christ as Sunday School teacher, church council member, choir member, basketball coach and in the church's building campaign. He was active in many community organizations, serving as coach and president of Little League East for several years and as a mentor at Crockett Elementary School. He had a brilliant mind, achieved many professional accomplishments and gave his time and energy to his community and church. But when asked how he wanted to be remembered, Dick said he wanted people to remember him as a good son, husband, father and grandfather. And that truly is his legacy. Dick is survived by Shirley, his wife of 49 years; daughter, Cheryl (Thornton) Frost, son-in-law, Jon Frost and grandchildren, Alec, Austin and Alyssa Frost of Coppell, Texas; son, Scott Thornton and grandsons, Ben and Jack Thornton of Houston, Texas; father, Hubert Thornton of Bryan, Texas; and sister-in-law, Barbara Thornton and nephew, Lyle Thornton of St. Petersburg, FL. He is preceded in death by mother, Gertrude (Aho) Thornton; brother, Lyle Eugene Thornton; sister, Carol Ann Thornton; and stepmother, Doris (Hall) Thornton. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the Faith United Church of Christ Building Fund, P.O. Box 4470, Bryan, TX 77805-4470. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/13/2009
VANOSTAND Kevin M.
Age 37, of Elmira, NY, died unexpectedly May 6, 2009. He is survived his children, Devin West and Alissa VanOstrand; mother, Suzanne Thompkins; siblings, Melissa, Robert Jr., JoAnn, Sandy, Toni, Nicole, Heidi, and Brittany. He was preceded in death by father, Robert VanOstrand. No calling hours or funeral services following cremation. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/9/2009
WARNER - Charles E. Warner, 84, of Rushville, Pa., died Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at Endless Mountains Health Systems, Montrose, Pa. Born Sept. 19, 1924, in Rushville, Pa., he was the son of the late Clark and Frances (COLEMAN) Warner. He was a dairy farmer all of his life. Charles was a member of the Fairdale Grange No. 1157 and the LeRaysville Lodge No. 471 F & AM. Survivors include his loving wife of 58 years, Jacqueline (KITNER) Warner of Rushville; sons and daughter-in-law, Charles "Chuck" Warner of Rushville, Kenneth Warner of Rushville, and Wayne and Tina Warner of Rushville; daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Paul Joines of Sugar Run, Pa.; 13 grandchildren, Nick Warner, Wendy Warner, Edward Warner, Renee Birchard, Eric Warner, Zeke Warner, Wyatt Warner, Darci Warner, Rose Warner, Jim Howard, Cheryl McHone, Jenny Ferris and Kevin Howard; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Margaret Schoonover of Wysox, Pa., and Eleanor Gordon of Towanda, Pa.; brother and sister-in-law, Clark C. and Carol Warner of Tunkhannock, Pa.; brother-in-law, John Gordon of Towanda; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Mark Schoonover. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home Inc., Montrose, PA 18801. Masonic services will be at 5:45 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services on Saturday. Reva Wagner, Daily Review, 21 April, 2009.
WARNER - Rose M. Rockwell, 71, of Sayre, Pa., died Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at Robert Packer Hospital surrounded by her loving family following an extended illness. She was born on Aug. 29, 1937, in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Ralph "Red" and Winifred WHITE Warner. Rose was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church and graduated from Sayre High School Class of 1955. She was employed as a Secretary for the First United Methodist Church of Sayre and was employed by the Sayre Area School District until her retirement. Rose was a 50 Year Member of the First United Methodist Church of Sayre before its closing. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She is predeceased by her brother Ralph "Bud" Warner. Rose is survived by her children: Rosemarie and Bryan Malanoski of West Mifflin, Pa. and Randy and Karen Rockwell of Sayre, Pa.; grandchildren: Joshua Malanoski, Jared (Renna) Malanoski, Nicole Malanoski, Josh Burlingame, Joey Burlingame, and Jordan Rockwell; siblings and in-laws: Ethel Emerson of Athens, Pa., Dixie (Irvin) Smith of Sayre, Pa., Charles "Gus" (Kay) Warner of Sayre, Pa., Margaret Keegan of Sayre, Pa., sister-in-law Candy Warner of Sayre, Pa., and many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, May 3, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral Services will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield from the Waverly United Methodist Church officiating. The family will provide their own flowers. Memorial donations may be made in Rose's memory to: Sayre Little League, 79 Murray Street, Sayre, PA 18840 C/O Donald Skerpon or St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Drive, Memphis, TN 38105. Reva Wagner, Daily Review, 01 May 2009.
WILKINS - Lafay Wilkins, 56, [SRGP 81887] of Manchester, VT, formerly of Mainesburg, died April 30, 1958. He was a member of the State Road Baptist Church. Survived by wife, Isabell and son, Gordon, both of Manchester, VT; mother, Mrs. George Wilkins of Mansfield; brothers, Lloyd of Mainesburg and Malcolm of Granville Summit, PA. Funeral and burial in Manchester, VT. - Mansfield Advertiser, April 1958
WINNER - Mrs. Marion W. Watts, 68, of Millerton RD2, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1959. She was a member of Daggett, PA Methodist Church. Survived by husband, Joseph Watts; daughters, Mrs. Virginia DeGeus of Millerton RD2, Mrs. Lois Hornberger of Williamsport; sister, Mrs. Alicia Kaupp of Forty Fort, PA; brothers, Otto Winner of Pine City, Harold Winner of Vero Beach, Fla., and Herman Winner of Calvert, PA; 8 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Daggett Methodist Church, the Rev. M. William Jenkins officiated. Burial in Franklin Township Cemetery near Hughesville. - Mansfield Advertiser, Oct. 1959
WOOD Edward A. "Tim" [SRGP 00044]
Age 83, of County Route 14, Alpine, NY died on May 7, 2009 at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls, NY. Mr. Wood is survived by his wife, Mabel I. Wood; children, Suzanne and Don Learn of Odessa, NY, Sandy and Stephen VanVoorhies of Westford, MA, Tom and Patricia Wood of Odessa, NY and Jennifer and Jim Winkler of Montour Falls, NY; 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; sisters, Charlotte McCarty of Cicero, NY and Ann Wood of Alpine, NY; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Wood is predeceased by his brother, Fred Wood; and sisters, Alma Fudala and Esther Hayes. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service for Mr. Wood on Saturday, May 9, 2009, at 10 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, Catharine, NY. Those wishing to remember Tim may do so through memorials to St. John's Episcopal Church, C/O 4740 Hitchcock Road, Odessa, NY 14869; Dutton S. Peterson Memorial Library, 106 First St., Odessa, NY 14869; or to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements are under the directions of Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/8/2009
WOODRUFF - Hamilton [Ham] T. Woodruff, 23, of State College, died on Tuesday, April 14, 2009, at Altoona Regional Trauma Center as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Freedom Township, Blair County. He was born on Oct. 23, 1985, in Williamsport; a son of the Rev. Howard T. and Dawn E. [Jones] Woodruff of State College. Hamilton was a 2004 graduate of Mansfield High School, where he was class president and captain of the high school soccer team. He was currently serving as a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, working as an Arabic linguist and had just been appointed to the United States Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command. He was a member of the Mt. Nittany United Methodist Church in State College. Hamilton enjoyed reading and playing soccer, having played since age five, and participating in high school soccer and playing for the Marine Corps soccer team. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Hilary T. Woodruff of State College and Nashville, Tenn.; his girlfriend, Andrea Clouser of State College; paternal grandmother, Shirley Woodruff of Williamsport; maternal grandparents, Don and Carol Jones of Danville; and maternal great-grandmother, Betty Hack of Danville. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Thomas H. Woodruff, Sr. Family received friends from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 17, at the Mt. Nittany United Methodist Church, 1500 E. Branch Road, State College and from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, at the church. Funeral services followed immediately at 11 a.m. at the church, with the Rev. Gary D. Weaver and the Rev. Ron Doverspike, officiating. Military honors were accorded by members of the United States Marine Corps. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Nittany United Methodist Church Worship Ministries, 1500 E. Branch Road, State College, PA 16801. It was always Hamilton's desire that in the event of his death, his organs were to be donated. His wish was granted. Now others will be able to live well because of the gifts he gave. - Mansfield Gazette, April 22, 2009 MHS 2004
YOUNG - Yvonne Young Esworthy, 36, of Harrisburg died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, April 29. She was born in Sayre, Pa. on Aug. 21, 1972, to Thomas C. and Shirley A. (CLARK) Young of Troy, Pa. Yvonne was a gentle, intelligent, beautiful woman who was loved by all. She was most proud of being a mommy to her son Eric and loving wife to her husband Scott. She was a member of Tree of Life Lutheran Church, where she was the chair of the Finance Committee and active with Vacation Bible School. She was a founding member of Family Promise of Harrisburg, a new charity to help the homeless. She was active in the fight against breast cancer and recently walked in the Susan G. Komen Three Day Walk in Philadelphia. She became the CFO of Mifflinburg Bank and Trust Company at age 26 and helped guide the Company for over seven years. She graduated at the top of her class from Troy High School and graduated magna cum laude from Susquehanna University. She played basketball at Troy High School and is still the only female or male player in school history to have scored 1000 points and have 1000 rebounds. She continued her athletic career at Susquehanna University where she played basketball for four years. Running was a big part of her life. She loved to run for exercise and ran the Harrisburg marathon in 2000. She was an avid gardener and scrapbooker, and enjoyed spending time with her many friends and family. Lastly, Yvonne always made everyone smile every time she entered a room. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Scott A. Esworthy of Harrisburg, Pa.; her son, Eric S. at home; one brother, Jack T. Young of Fredericksburg, Va.; two sisters, Lenora G. Kopkin and her husband Bruce of Marietta, Ga., Charlotte J. Morse and her husband Albert of Troy, Pa.; father and mother-in-law, John R. and Barbara J. Esworthy of Dunkirk, Md., brother-in-law, Gary T. Esworthy of Foley, Ala.; nine nieces and nephews, and hundreds of dear friends and family. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 4 at 11 a.m. at her church, Tree of Life Lutheran Church, 1492 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Rev. Richard B. Gieb will be officiating. There will be an evening viewing from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, May 3 at the church and from 10-11 a.m. on Monday. Burial will be in the Miller's Cemetery, Fishing Creek Valley. In lieu of flowers, Yvonne requested donations be made to Tree of Life Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Jesse H. Geigle Funeral Home, 2100 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg. Reva Wagner, Daily Review, 01 May 2009.