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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

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Joyce's Search Tip - February 2010 

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Do You Know that you can search just the 700 pages of Clippings and Scrapbooks on the site by using the Clippings button in the Partitioned search engine on the Current What's New Page?  
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using the three county-level Obits by Cemetery buttons. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 


Tri County Clippings- Page Four Hundred Twenty Three
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.

HOW TO SUBMIT OBITUARIES TO THIS SITE - Typed obituaries may be submitted by email to Joyce M. Tice either in the text of the email of by an attached file. PLEASE put OBITUARY SUBMISSION in the subject line of your email to help me sort the several hundred emails I receive weekly. Give your file an eight character name - do NOT call it OBITS or it will overwrite someone else's file. Make sure your full name is included so I know whom to credit. Submissions will be arranged alphabetically by SURNAME AT BIRTH, so make sure I know the correct birth name if you know it. If surname at birth is not known, married name or other alias will be indexed in parentheses. Also include the death date and newspaper if you know it..

BAKALAR - James (Jim) J. Bakalar, 80, of 17 Meadow Lake Drive, Shelton, Conn., died on Monday, June 15, 2009 after a brief illness.  Born in Bridgeport, Conn. on May 13, 1929, he was the son of the late John and Anna CHANTLOS Bakalar. On April 24, 1954 he married Marian BEACH of Trumbull, Conn. After more than 50 years of marriage, his beloved wife predeceased him on Aug. 12, 2008.  Jim was a graduate of Central High School in Bridgeport. He was a master carpenter for the Harry Maring Construction Company in Bridgeport for many years and later worked as a lead dispatcher for the Chapin and Bangs Steel Company. He was also employed as a security guard at Park City Hospital. After his retirement, he was employed by Adam's Market and Petal Pushers Florist, both in Shelton.  He was a Boy Scout throughout his youth and served as a Boy Scout leader. Jim was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, which later became part of Golden Hill United Methodist Church in Bridgeport. He was active and involved for more than 50 years in support of his church. He also served as a volunteer at Griffin Hospital and for the Meadow Lake Condominium Association in Shelton.  Jim is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and David Guffey of Towanda, Pa., Karen and Paul Bartomioli of Falls Village, Janice and Greg Caruso of Shelton, Conn. and Jayne and Gary Laforge of North Kingstown, R.I.; 12 grandchildren, James and Meredith Guffey, Amy and her husband Eric Deitz of Webster, N.Y., Leann Bartomioli of Rochester N.Y., Steven, Katie, Robyn and Erin Bartomioli, Michael and Kelly Caruso, and Benjamin and Tyler Laforge. He is also survived by brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Elizabeth Bakalar of Vista, Calif.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Gus and Anne Pocevic of Stratford, Conn.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The family will greet relatives and friends from 10:30-11:45 a.m. on Friday at the Golden Hill United Methodist Church, Bridgeport, Conn. A memorial service celebration of Jim's life will begin at noon. Burial was held at the Trumbull Burial Grounds.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials in Jim's name may be given to the Griffin Hospital Cancer Center, 101 Division St., Derby, CT 06418, or to Golden Hill United Methodist Church, 210 Elm Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604.  18 June 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

BASSETT Donald Joseph "DJ"
Age 52, was unexpectedly delivered into the arms of his Lord on June 3, 2009. He is survived by parents, Donald and Hildegarde Bassett; sister, Mary Beth Schwab, and her children, Suzanne, Tommy, Joey, and Danny; DJ's children, Michael and Katie Bassett; also survived by former wife, Debbie Bassett; and stepchildren, Stephen (Jenn) and Heather Lowe and families. He served in the US Air Force after attending Horseheads High School, then became an RN. We will miss you, DJ. All services will be held privately.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/7/2009

BEACH Cynthia L.
Wellsboro Agitator - April 14, 1920
Mrs. C. L. Watts, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. P. J. Sensabaugh, at Saginaw, Mich., March 3, 1920.  She is survived by four children, Mrs. E. J. Burdic and L. R. Watts, of Detroit, Mich; Mrs. Mark Moran, of Pontiac, Mich., also ten grandchildren.  Cynthia L. Beach was born Jan. 20, 1838, in Knoxville, Pa., a daughter of David and Anna Beach.  She was  educated at Knoxville and the Academy at Academy Corners.  She was married to George Henry Watts in 1856 and spent the greater part of her life in Knoxville and Tioga County.  Her husband met his death while painting the court house at Coudersport in 1882.  She was a member of Calvary Memorial Church at Saginaw.

BEARDSLEE William L. (Bill)
Age 86, formerly of Horseheads died June 17, 2009. He was born April 23, 1923 in Columbia Cross Roads, PA. He was predeceased by his first wife, Virginia (Crane) Claypool and survived by his present wife, Ann Farr Beardslee; also survived by daughters, Beth (Gary) Horning, Carol Welch, Diane (Jay) Harkness and Cherie (Gary) Tanner; six step-children; 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He had his own plumbing and heating business in Columbia Cross Roads, PA for a number of years. Then he went to work for Northrup Supplies, Horseheads and finally worked and retired from Sears in 1988. A Memorial Service will be held on August 14 at the Covert Church on Armenia Mountain in Troy, PA at 2:00 p.m.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/21/2009

BEBOUT Roger Charles
73, of 922 Greenwood Avenue, died Thursday, June 25, 2009, in the Danville Regional Medical Center. He was born on August 25, 1935 in Addison, NY, a son of Roger Bebout and Nina Schoonover Bebout. He was married to Anne Locke Bebout, who survives of the home. Mr. Bebout was veteran of the United States Army, having served in the Korean Conflict, and was a member of the American Legion Post 325 of Danville and the VFW Post 524 of Corning, NY. He was retired, having worked for 42 years with Corning Inc. He was a member of Schoolfield United Methodist Church. Including his wife of nearly 50 years, he is survived by three sons, Steven Bebout and wife Mary of Ferrum, VA, David Bebout of Roanoke, VA, and Bryan Bebout and wife Karren of Concord, NC; one brother, George Bebout and wife Peggy of Knoxville, PA; one sister, Vivian B. Kunz and husband Carl of Alton, IL; one sister-in-law, Irene Church of Corning, NY; one brother-in-law, Dean Locke and wife Marie of Rochester, NY; and two grandchildren, Nicole Bebout of Concord, NC and Brandon Bebout of Harrisonburg, VA. Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 28, 2009, at 4:00 p.m., from Townes Memorial Chapel with the Reverend Sandra Wright and Reverend Mark Wimmer officiating. Interment will follow in Danville Memorial Gardens. Military Honors will be given by American Legion Dan River Post 1097. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., prior to the funeral, at Townes Funeral Home. The family suggests that memorials may be made to a charity of your choice. Townes Funeral Home & Crematory, 215 West Main Street, is serving the Bebout family.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/26/2009

BISHKO - DURKAC, Elaine "Lani"
At 7:55pm on Sunday, June 7, 2009, Lani Durkac lost her year-long battle with ovarian cancer. She was wife to one, mother to three, and friend, advisor, and confidant to thousands. She is survived by her husband, Gabriel "Gabby" Durkac and her three children, Bo Durkac of Bloomington, IL; Lance Durkac of Raleigh, NC; and Brandi Durkac of San Francisco, CA. She is also survived by three siblings, Barbi Quatrano of Boone, NC; Nan Iwasaki of Redondo Beach, CA and Steve Bishko of Boston, MA. She was the daughter of the late Harold Bishko and Rosalie Graiver Bishko of Elmira, NY. There will be no viewing or funeral service. The family will host a memorial celebration in Lani's honor for family and friends at a time and location to be determined. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Magee-Womens Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Research, 3339 Ward Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Phone 412-641-8977.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/14/2009

BLY - Dan Bly, 64, of corning RD1, a former supervisor of the town of Caton, NY for 21 years, died Oct. 4, 1954 in the Corning Hospital following a brief illness. He was born in Potter County June 30, 1890, the son of Dan and Mary Parmer Bly. He was a graduate of Mansfield State Normal School, class of 1910. For many years he was one of the --------- farmers in Caton. He was a past master of the Caton Grange, past ----------- grand of the Millerton Lodge of Odd Fellows before transferring to the Corning Lodge. Survived by wife, Mrs. Grace --grew Bly; daughters, Mrs. Frances Tobey and Miss June Bly and one grandson, Gene Tobey, all of Caton; brother, Frank Bly of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Minerva Darnstadt of Big Flats, Mrs. Wesley Soper of Pine Valley. Funeral was held Thursday in Caton Methodist Church, the Rev. Webb Ayers, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. - Mansfield Advertiser, Oct. 1954  MSNS 1910

Age 78, of Elmira, NY, died on June 12, 2009 after an extended battle with cancer. Prior to her illness, Ann was very active in her local community as a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, the Soup Kitchen, Planned Parenthood and Tanglewood Nature Center. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She took great pride and pleasure in her family and made every birthday, holiday and family gathering truly special. She was known for her abundant enthusiasm to muster up the perfect gift, recipe or decoration to express her unending love and devotion of friends and especially family. Ann was extremely creative and artistic and enjoyed a multitude of crafts and hobbies. She and her husband, Fred, labored many years to build each of their granddaughters a magnificent doll house. Ann loved the outdoors and, until her illness, she and Fred could be seen trekking across hills in the area on their cross-country skis. She loved sports, especially tennis and golf, and she always had a very determined and competitive spirit. Ann loved dogs, especially her springer spaniels. Ann is survived by Fred, her loving and devoted husband of 56 years; her adoring children and seven grandchildren, including Peter Kain and family of Norwich, NY, David Kain and family of Seneca Falls, NY, Tim Kain and family of Kennebunk, ME and Sue Hyde and family of Hoosick Falls, NY; and her brother, Bob Brandis and sister-in-law and close friend, Janet and extended family of Johnstown, NY. Friends and family are invited to celebrate Ann's life at Bethany Lutheran Church, 256 South Walnut St., Elmira, NY in a memorial service on Monday, June 15th, at 11 a.m. Pastor Abigail Zang-Hoffman to officiate. Those wishing to remember Ann may do so through donations to Guthrie Cancer Center Clinic, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840, whose tireless and compassionate devotion to Ann's care could not be duplicated.
Published in the Star-Gazette from 6/13/2009 - 6/14/2009

BRIGHT Paul M. "Ticco"
Of Elmira, NY, Was born May 14, 1970 in Elmira, NY, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, June 8, 2009, after an extended illness at the age of 39. His cousin, Jonathan Zauner, predeceased him. Paul is survived by the following: loving wife, Melissa K. (Bennett) Bright; mother, Marlene (Case) Iak; father and best friend, Charles T. Bright; grandparents, Robert and Betty Case; mother and father-in-law, Sharon and Paul Bennett; daughters, Amanda Long, Wendy Redder; son, Jovian Scharborough; daughter, Alexis Joyner; stepdaughter, Nicole Colon; stepsons, Carlos Colon and Paul Colon; grandchildren, Deonte Harris, the absolute joy of his life, and Mia Camacho-Colon; brothers, Charles T. H. Bright, David R. Bright; sister, Peggy Bright-Berhannan; sister, Michelle Forrest; sisters-in-law, Laurie Kelley, Paula Bennett and Pamela Bennett; aunts, Judy (Ron) Zauner, Anita (Donald) Ciarico; uncle, Norman (Mary) Case; special cousin, Robert Case. Paul retired from Paul Bennett's Garage as an automotive technician after several years of dedicated service. His favorite pastime was music and creating it in his personal studio in the basement of his home. Paul was a wood craftsman and labored intensely with his hands around his home, making many lasting memories with his woodworking skills. Although he suffered for the last four years of his life, Paul leaves us with a final and unselfish act of love, donating his eyes for the benefit of helping someone in need. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Friday, June 12, 2009, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services honoring his life will follow the visitation at 7 p.m. The Reverend Brian Harris will celebrate Paul's services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Paul's name may be directed to his family to help defray his funeral expenses.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/11/2009


CAMPBELL - Mrs. Edith Preston, widow of Claude Preston died in the Divine Providence Hospital at Williamsport, PA on Christmas Day [Dec. 25, 1957] at 1 p.m. She had been in ill health for a few weeks. Mrs. Preston was born in Wellsboro and lived in Mansfield many years. Her husband was engaged in farming. She was a member of the Mansfield Methodist Church. She would have been 75 years old December 26, 1957. Surviving are two daughters, Beatrice Preston, and Mrs. Daniel M. Cornwell both of Williamsport, also a great-grandson, John Robert Dugan also of Williamsport. Her granddaughter, Jane Lee Dugan preceded her in death two years ago. - Mansfield Advertiser, January 8, 1958


Age 70, of Big Flats, and Clearwater, FL, died after a brief illness Sat., June 13, 2009, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Glenys was born Oct. 24, 1938 in Sidcup, Kent, England, a daughter to the late Leslie and Phyllis (Gee) Clarke. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas F. McCarthy in 1988. She is survived by and will be lovingly remembered by her daughter and sons, Karen and Barry Strayer of New Port Richey, FL, Stuart and Nancy McCarthy of Darrow, LA, Andrew McCarthy of Buffalo, NY, Matthew and Catherine McCarthy of Clearwater, FL; grandchildren, Duncan and Sean Strayer; Brandon, Tyler, and Malorie McCarthy; Veronica McCarthy; brothers, John (Pam) Clarke of Australia and Peter (Marilyn) Clarke of Sidcup, Kent, England. She was also predeceased by her sisters, Shirley Boughtflower and Marilyn Benwell. Glenys was a devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother. She was an LPN volunteering at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She enjoyed antiques and for many years owned and operated Journey's End Antiques in Millport. Family and friends are invited to call at the Church of the Infinite Spirit, 251 Schuyler Ave., Elmira, on Saturday, June 20, 2009, from 10:00-10:30 a.m. where her service will follow there at the church at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Sharon Hairston officiating. Interment to take place at a later date beside her late husband in Irvine, Scotland. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Glenys with donations to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY, 14830. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads, NY.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/17/2009

CLOOS Philip T. Jr.
Wellsboro Agitator - August 23, 1928
Philip T. Cloos, Jr. , died Aug. 8 at Bolsover, Ontario, Canada, following an operation for appendictis and other complications.  He was 48 years of age.  Mr. Cloos is survived by his wife, Mrs. Amy Campbell Cloos to whom he was united in marriage Oct. 24, 1927 and by one daughter, Alfreda Cloos, by a former marriage.  The deceased had been in poor health for some time and had taken a leave of absence from the Street Railroad Company in Rochester where he had been employed for some time.  Burial was made in Bolsover, Aug. 10.  Mtrs. Phila Cloos, of Little Marsh, who celebrated her 91st birthday last week Wednesday, is a grandmother of the deceased, with whom he lived as a boy.

Williamsport Sun Gazette - April 22, 1967
LESTER R. CRIST 6645 West 87th Place, Los Angeles, Calif., died Friday, April 21, 1967.  A  former Williamsport resident, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Miles Crist.  Mr. Crist was affiliated with the McCullough Corp. as an engineer.  Before leaving Williamsport in 1936, he was employed as an engineer for AVCO Lycoming for 21 years.  Surviving are his wife, the former Ginger Raisch, twins, a son and daughter, Kerry and Kathy at home and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Randall and Mrs. Wayne Scruggs, both of this city.  The funeral and burial will be in Los Angeles on Monday.  Submitted by:  George and Peggy Boyce

Former Town of Southport Resident
Was born February 19, 1914 in Athens, PA, the daughter of the late John T. and Julia (Lawler) Curry, and died peacefully on Saturday, June 6, 2009, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 95. She is survived by her nephews, James (Ann) Burdick and John (Pat) Sullivan; along with many great-nieces, great-nephews; and also good friend, Delia "Dee" Cady. Rita was predeceased by her husband, George Bowlus; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary (Bill) Burdick and Mildred (Maurice) Sullivan; very close friend, William Stricker. She was a dedicated Assembler at the Remington Rand for many years. Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. in the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY. Interment will follow in St James Cemetery, Waverly, NY.

91, Spencer, died Thursday, June 25, 2009, at ElderWood in Waverly, NY. She was born in Spencer, NY, August 18, 1917, the daughter of the late Rufus Eugene and Jennie (Hart) Dickerman. She was predeceased by her husband, Dayton Smith. Ethel is survived by two sons, Albert (Edie) Smith, Van Etten and Allan Smith, Spencer; daughter, Doris Virginia (Warren) Tilden, Baldwinsville, NY; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, a nephew. Ethel was a member of The Spencer Federated Church for over 70 years, Spencer Grange #1110, and life member of Eastern Star Stowell Chapter #495. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, June 28, 2009, at 3:00 p.m. at The Spencer Federated Church with Rev. Burton Huth officiating. Interment is in Evergreen Cemetery, Spencer, NY. Memorials may be directed to The Spencer Federated Church or Spencer Emergency Squad. Arrangements are through Allen-Manzer Funeral Home of Spencer.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/26/2009

Wellsboro Agitator - February 19, 1941
James A. Edgcomb, aged 77 years, died Feb. 7, at his home in Santa Monica, California.  He was born at Cowanesque, son of Ira and Sarah Price Edgcomb.  He was associated with his father in the J. M. Edgcomb & Sons Sash and Blind Factory in Knoxville, until about 1903, when he moved to California, where he had since resided.  His survivors include his widow; a daughter, Miss Ruby Edgcomb, of Oakland, Cal.; three sons, Arnie J. Edgcomb, of Los Angeles; Leon Edgcomb, of Valley Center, Ca., and Howard G. Edgcomb, of Pasadena, Cal.; one sister, Mrs. Addie Edgett, of Montour Falls, N.Y.; five grandchildren and the following nieces and nephews:  Mrs. Sarah Bates, of Montour Falls; Mrs. Ruth Wood, Mrs. Esther Smith, Ivan W. Edgcomb, Roy W. Edgcomb, of Knoxville, and Ervin Edgcomb, of Philadelphia.

FLANNARY - Mrs. Winifred F. Madigan, 79, widow of Thomas H. Madigan, died at her home, Saturday, November 27, 1954. She had been a resident of Galeton for the past forty years. She was born at Morris Run, PA, February 1, 1875, a daughter of John and Mary Corcoran Flannary. A communicant of St. Bibiana’s Catholic Church Mrs. Madigan had been a faithful and devout member. She was also a member of the Altar Society of the Church, and held membership in the Catholic Daughters of America. The Catholic Daughters of America met at the White Funeral Home, Sunday evening, for recitation of the Rosary. Monday evening, the Rev. Anthony F. Robaczewski officiated at the Rosary at the White Funeral Home. Surviving are a niece, Miss Mae Rikeldifer of Corning, NY, and a nephew, Thomas Rikeldifer of Elyria, Ohio. Funeral services were held at 9 a.m. Tuesday in St. Bibiana’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Anthony F. Robaczewski officiating for the Requiem High Mass. Interment was made in the Addison Cemetery at Addison, NY. - Wellsboro Agitator, December 9, 1954

FOWLER Robert A. "Bob"
61, of West Branch Township, PA, died Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at Charles Cole Hospital, Coudersport, PA. Born August 21, 1947 in Coudersport, he was a son of the late Robert L. and Ruth (Zundel) Fowler. He was a graduate of Galeton High School and went on to earn an Associates of Arts degree in Agriculture from Penn State University. On August 19, 1967, in Pittsburgh, PA, he married the former Mary E. Lent, who predeceased him on August 16, 2007. Bob was a Dairy and Potato Farmer. He was also an insurance agent for the Grange Mutual Insurance Company for many years. He was a member of the Galeton First Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon and as a Sunday School Teacher. Surviving are a son, Robert A. (Amy) Fowler Jr. of Sandusky, OH; three daughters, Michelle A. Scully of Angola, IN, Heather M. Fowler of Bangladesh, and Kathleen M. (Brett) Wagaman of York, PA; two brothers, John A. (Carol) Fowler of Galeton and Wayne L. (Jo Anne) Fowler of Des Moines, IA; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Friday, June 19, 2009, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. and at the Galeton First Baptist Church on Saturday, June 20, 2009, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., with Funeral Services following at 4:00 p.m. The Rev. Richard Tintle will officiate. Interment will be in the Germania Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Galeton First Baptist Church or to the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism to help with the MCH Hospital in Bangladesh; designate to MCH Renewal, P.O. Box 8585, Harrisburg, PA 17105.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/18/2009

GARDNER Kathleen Ann
Kathleen Ann (Gardner) Davis, age 51, of Tioga, PA, died on Sunday, June 21, 2009 in Shippen Twp., PA. Born on June 18, 1958 in Wellsboro, PA, she was the daughter of Linda Kay Parker and Fred and Mom Pat Gardner. Kathleen was married to Anthony Raymond Davis.   Kathleen was employed as an LPN with Bethany Village in Horseheads, NY. She was a member of the Christian Life Church in Corning, NY and enjoyed camping, music, dancing and spending time with family and friends.  In addition to her husband, Anthony, and father, Fred, Kathleen is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Toni Michelle and Dana Owlett of Tioga Junction, PA; two sons, Stephen Douglas Davis of San Diego, CA, Kory Adam Davis of Tioga, PA; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Brian Buckie and Dawna Gardner of Dallas, PA, Randy Gardner of Missoula, MT; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Vicki and Jim Marcikonis of Dallas, PA, Debbie and Pete Konnick of Dallas, PA, Cheryll Youst of Dallas, PA; an uncle and aunt, Ron and Gail Short of Little Marsh, PA; two grandchildren, Haley and Harmony Owlett who loved their Nana very much and lots of nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her mother, she was predeceased by three brothers; Tony Close and Todd and Brad Gardner. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will be held immediately following calling hours at 5:00 PM with Pastor John Bagg officiating.

Age 94, formerly of Partridge St., Elmira, NY, died on June 17, 2009 at Bethany Manor, Horseheads, NY. At Rose's request, there will be no calling hours or funeral services. Rose is survived by a dear friend, Grace Wiggins of Horseheads, NY. Those wishing may make memorials to a charity of one's choice. She was predeceased by her parents, Max and Sophia Gell; husband, Saul Rosenberg. Rose was a retired sales clerk from Sears Roebuck in Horseheads, NY. ARRANGEMENTS BY BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME.   Published in the Star-Gazette from 6/19/2009 - 6/20/2009

Age 44, of Pine Valley, NY, died very unexpectedly on Monday, June 15, 2009. He was born on November 2, 1964 in Elmira, NY to the late Henry and Marian (Lloyd) Gilbert. He was predeceased by his brother, Henry Gilbert; and grandmothers, Leora Lloyd and Cecelia (Maio) Miller; and many special aunts and uncles. Survivors include his children, Chelsea Young of Avoca, NY and Jordann Simpson of Watkins Glen, NY; brother, Vincent (Sherry) Gilbert of Horseheads; sister, Rae (Ray) Willette of Pine City; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Eric was a 1982 Graduate of Horseheads High School. He loved fishing and reading and was an avid Buffalo Bills fan, but most of all he was a very devoted father. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, June 22nd, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there at 12 p.m. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Corning, NY.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/19/2009

Age 88, of Blossburg, PA died Thursday, June 4, 2009 surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 17, 1921 in Tioga, PA, the daughter of Fred and Bertha Heck. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph E. Weller. Freda, a caring and supportive mother, is survived by son, Thomas (Sherry) Weller of Montrose and daughters, Sandy (John) Davis of Blossburg, Cindi Shaw of Mansfield and Judy (Ronald) Dowling of Blossburg. She unconditionally loved and devoted herself to her 12 grandchildren – traveling to their events throughout Pennsylvania for many years. Her grandchildren include: Cheryl (Joe) Bubacz, Karen (Bryan) Kreger, Robert (Melissa) Davis, TJ (Kelly) Weller, Andy (Jen) Weller, Josh Weller, Loralee Weller, Jassen (Janet) Shaw, Jennifer (Rick) Wagner, Juanita (Jeff) Giarth, Jaime (Mike) Mary and Ronald (Joy) Dowling Jr. Freda is also survived by her 16 great-grandchildren who adored her and visited frequently. She is greatly loved and will be missed. Friends will be received from 2pm-6pm on Sunday, June 7, 2009 at the Freeberg Funeral Home, 120 N. Williamson Road, Blossburg, PA. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 8, 2009 also at the Freeberg Funeral Home.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/6/2009

Age 79 of Horseheads, NY died on Saturday June 20, 2009 with family at his side. He was born on February 12, 1930 in Maryland, NY the son of the late Flora Jefferies. Donald married his wife Anna L. Walters on October 30, 1954 and they would have celebrated their 55th Wedding Anniversary this year. Mr. Holling retired after 35 years of dedicated service from NYSEG where he was the Manager of Corporate Customer Accounting. He was pre-deceased by his brothers: William, Ernest and John Holling. Mr. Holling is survived by his loving wife Anna L. Walters Holling; his sons and daughters: Victoria Gregor of Manitou Springs, CO; Donald J "DJ" and Jane Holling of Horseheads, NY and their children: Matthew and Joshua Holling; Mark and Glady Holling of Clermont, FL and their children: Kayla and Jacob Holling; Elizabeth and Eric Lampe of Clemson, SC and their children: Luke, Rachel and Sam Lampe. It is the family's intention to honor Mr. Holling's wishes that there be no calling hours or services. In Lieu of Flowers those wishing may remember Donald through memorials to the Food Bank 945 County Route 64 Elmira, NY 14903 or to the SPCA Route 352 Elmira, NY 14903. Arrangements entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY 14845.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/21/2009

INGALLS - Mrs. Clara Amy Ingalls Marshall, 50, of Venice Center, NY died Dec. 30, 1957. She was a graduate of Covington High School and taught [in] the Reed School in Lycoming County near Liberty. On Aug. 27, 1934 she married Harlan Marshall of Liberty who survives her. Other survivors include two sons, Theodore Paul and Melvin Richard of Venice Center; two brothers, Dayton Ingalls of Galeton and Clayton Ingalls of Covington; two sisters, Mrs. Phoebe White of Millerton and Mrs. Vietta Wheelock. - Mansfield Advertiser, Jan. 1959

ESCOE J. IRWIN - Williamsport Gazette and Bulletin - June 19, 1952
ESCOE J. IRWIN, 56, of 1630 Hepburn St., died at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, 1952 at Divine Providence Hospital of a cerebral hemmrohage following several heart attacks.He had lived in Flemington from his birth until two years ago when he was transferred by the PA Power and Light Company with which he had served as foreman for 31 years.  A veteran of WWI, he was a member of the Flemington Church of Christ, the Lock Haven Lodge of Elks, Lafayette Chapter, RAM, and Knights Templar, Lock Haven and the Williamsport Consistory.  Surviving are his wife, the former Carrie Bechdel, one son, John Irwin of Lock Haven; six sisters:  Mrs. Fred Erickson – Edinboro, Mrs. George Smith – Wattsburg, Mrs. Clair Fritz – Avis, Mrs. Ruby Martin – Spokane, Washington, Mrs. T.C. Reiker – Sunbury, and Stuart Suvart – Albany, NY;  two brothers, Theodore Irwin – Waterford and Raymond Irwin – Lock Haven.  Services will be held at the funeral home, 109 W. Church St., Lock Haven Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The Rev. Jesse Porter, pastor of the Church of Christ at Flemington will officiate.  Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home anytime up to the hour of the service.  Submitted by:  George and Peg Boyce

JOHNSON - Funeral services were held yesterday for Mrs. Hilga Neff, former Hilga Johnson, 2508 D. St., who died Tuesday, November 2, 1954 in a local hospital. She was 62. A native of Wellsboro, PA, Mrs. Neff had lived in the Oroville area for the past 35 years. Besides her husband, Edgar, Mrs. Neff is survived by two daughter, Mrs. Jaye McConnell, Sacramento, and Mrs. Sally Berglund, Stockton; six sister, Mrs. Anna Noyd and Miss Clara Johnson, Endicott, NY; Mrs. Louise Stricklen, Vestal, NY; Mrs. Sarah Rosen, New York City; Mrs. Julia English and Mrs. Pauline Clark, Wellsboro, PA; two brothers, Robert and Albert Johnson, Wellsboro, PA; and six grandchildren. The Rev. L.W. Reneau conducted the services. Interment was in the Memorial Park Cemetery. - Mansfield Advertiser, November 1954

Age 56, of Ruskin, FL, formerly of Horseheads, NY, died on Monday, June 7, 2009. Calling hours will be held at the BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME on Thursday from 4-6 p.m. Funeral services and interment of Ron's ashes will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family will accept donations at Ginger Baker, 616 Partridge St., Elmira, NY 14904. He is survived by his wife, Nancie (Baker) Kent; daughter, Shawna; grandchildren, Kendyl and Chance, all of Ruskin, FL; sisters, Clara Davis, Shirley (Ray) Sullivan, Joyce (Jeff) Easton; brothers, Gary (Tina) Kent, George (Linda) Kent; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Francis and Jeanine Baker; brothers-in-law, Frank Baker and Hugh (Lynda) Baker; and several nieces and nephews. Ron is predeceased by his parents, George and Phyllis Kent; and nephew, Eric Easton. Ron was the owner of the former Plaza Mobil gas station in Horseheads and the #26 modified race car.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 6/9/2009 - 6/10/2009

KING - Death of Mrs. Wm. Boom
Betsy King Boom died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ward Brady, in Woodhull, N.Y. February 17, 1899 in the 79th year of her age.  She was born in Lodi, NY, June 8, 1820; was married to William Boom Sept. 1840.  To them were born four children, one son and three daughters, two of them preceded the mother to the grave, George and Helen, wife of Ira Tremain.  She leaves a husband and two daughters to mourn her loss.   The daughters are Lovina, wife of R. Guile, and Louisa, wife of Ward Brady, where she was most lovingly cared for her in her last days.  She most heartily obeyed the call of her Savior, “Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth” and united with the M. E. Church, of which she was a member and a very earnest, active Christian.  She has for several years been most anxiously awaiting the call.  “Well done, good and faithful servant, enter thou in the joys of thy Lord.”  Funeral services were conducted Sunday by the Rev. C. R. Morrow and interment in the Woodhull Cemetery.

KINGSBURY - Ross H. Kingsbury, 60, of Rochester, NY, died Sunday, August 8, 1954, following a brief illness. He was a son of the late Dr. & Mrs. H.H. Kingsbury of Covington. He is survived by his wife, two sons, Richard and Robert; two grandsons, David and Bruce, all of Rochester; brother, Charles Kingsbury and nephew, John Kingsbury of Wellsboro. Funeral services were held in Rochester. - Mansfield Advertiser, August 1954

KOSTER - CONKLIN, Helen (Koster)
Age 81, formerly of Burdett and Candor, NY died on Tuesday morning, June 3, 2009 at Elderwood Health Care in Waverly, NY. Helen was born on March 2, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY. She was the first American-born member of her immediate family, who had emigrated from Germany. While very patriotic, she also always cherished her German heritage. Helen was a loving daughter to Frank & Paula Koster, and a fun-loving sister to her older brother, Karl, who all preceded her in death. She married Richard Conklin on November 3, 1956 in Cooperstown, NY. They enjoyed forty-one years of marriage, before Richard preceded her in death on June 3, 1997. Helen was also preceded in death by her sons, John and Paul, on October 20, 1966. Helen met Jesus when she was sixteen years-old, and loved and served Him faithfully for the rest of her life. She was an active member of Glen Baptist Church in Watkins Glen, NY, and then of Allen Memorial Baptist Church in Candor, NY. She was an excellent cook, an avid gardener, a pet-lover, and preferred to be working outdoors. Helen is survived by her daughter, (Ken) & Mary Eldridge of Watkins Glen, NY; faithful friends, Ron & Cheryl Koger of Candor, NY; son, Edward Jaconski of Littleton, CO; granddaughters, (Sam) & Julie Mireles of Grand Haven, MI, Dawn Gray of Holland, MI, and Alicia Jaconski of Littleton, CO; grandsons, Mark & (Cynthia) Jaconski of Beverly Hills, CA, Chris & (Allison) Eldridge of Lyman, SC, and Paul & (Cyndi) Eldridge of Lyman, SC; cousins, (Dick) & Lee Yelle of Mayfield, NY and Helen Cramer of Northville, NY; and many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.  There will be no services.  Memorials in her memory may be made to the Humane Society of Schuyler County, P.O. Box 427, Montour Falls, New York 14865 Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/4/2009

LANTZ - James E. Lantz , 95, of Hemlock Road, Sayre, died at the Robert Packer Hospital on Tuesday, June 16, 2009.  He was born in Sayre, Pa. on Oct. 16, 1913 to James and Teresa CULLODY Lantz and graduated from Sayre High School in 1931.  James married the former Marian YALE in 1932. He was employed by Al Thetge Chevrolet and then began a long career as conductor on the Lehigh Valley Railroad/Conrail in 1942 retiring in 1978. After retirement, he managed the Island Beach Club on Anna Maria Island in Florida from 1978 to 1984.  James was a member of the Elks, Catholic War Vets, VFW and United Transportation Union. He enjoyed watching the New York Yankees play, discussing politics, fishing at Desert Lake in Ontario, Canada and playing cards with his "Ukes" buddies with whom he spent many enjoyable hours.  James was predeceased by his wife, Marian; companion, Florence "Butch" Liddiard; daughter, Suzanne Wilmoth; brother, Donald Lantz; sister, Janice Garthoff; half-sister, Louise Davison and half brother, George Lantz.  James is survived by daughters, Judith Patrick (Carl), of Ormond Beach, Fla. and Jeanette Velardo, of Sayre; son James R. Lantz, of Sayre; half-sister Mary Ellen Gabriel, of Tampa, Fla.; grandchildren, Vicki Kotchka (James Ferenzi), Debbie Piccariello (Marty), Kenneth Kotchka, James and Jason Lantz, Nikki, Sydney, and Tyler Lantz, Kelly Wilmoth, Jill Johnson (Jeffrey), James Wilmoth (Jennie), David Patrick (Cathy) and Thomas Patrick; sister-in-law Gertrude Lantz and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He is also survived by a special friend, Maria Sodul.  Donations may be made on his behalf to Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Rd., Waverly, NY. 14892. There will be no calling hours or services.  The Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home of Sayre, Pa. is assisting James' family with arrangements.  18 June 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

LEARN - Mr. Richard Bryce (R.B.) Learn, 80, of Thompson Street, PO Box 275, Laceyville, Pa., and of 729 53rd Ave. South, St. Petersburg, Fla., died early Friday morning, March 6, 2009, at the Bayfront Medical Center in St Petersburg, Fla.  R.B. was born in Laceyville, Pa. on Jan. 9, 1929, the son of the late George W. and Euphrasia WILBUR Learn. Growing up in Laceyville, R.B. graduated from Laceyville High School, class of 1947, and resided in Laceyville most of his life. He was a member of the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church, where he served as a trustee, Sunday School Superintendent, was on the Pastor Relations Committee, was a finance chairman, and a Sunday school teacher. He was an associate member of the Christ United Methodist Church in St. Petersburg, Fla.  R.B. operated Learns Furniture and Appliance Store for more than twenty years. He was also an independent insurance agent and established R.B. Learn Insurance Agency, which he operated until his retirement. He was also a licensed real estate agent and financial planner.  He served as president of Laceyville Borough Council, was a member of the Laceyville Business Association and a volunteer ambulance member. Active in sports, R.B. coached Laceyville Little League many years, and was president of Roosevelt Trail Little League. He was a member of the men's town basketball and softball teams, and an official referee.  Surviving are: his wife Virgie BAKER Learn of St. Petersburg and Laceyville, whom he married Sept. 10, 1949; two sons, Gregory R. (Heidi) Learn of Seminole, Fla., and Jeffrey J. Learn of Port Orange, Fla.; a daughter, Larice C. (Justin) McCann of New Castle, Del.; five grandsons, Justin Learn of Lakewood Colo., Joel Learn of Lawton, Pa., Joshua (Kathleen) Learn of Port Orange, Fla., Kyle (Rhiannon) Learn of Chicago, Ill., and Richard McCann of New Castle, Del.; two granddaughters, Kristina Olah of Montrose, Pa., and Jessica McCann of New Castle, Del.; six great-grandchildren, McKenzie, Cheyenne, Kamryn, Jessie, Ivan and Dylan; a brother, Ronald G. Learn of Laceyville, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Clare Learn of King George, Va.; a brother-in-law, Rodney (Dolores) Baker of Dimock, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by: a brother, Robert Learn; two sisters, Euphrasia (Peggy) Brewer and Doris Roslund; and a brother-in-law. Marlyn Baker.  Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 19, 2009, from the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church with Rev. Kenneth Small of the church officiating. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. Interment will be in the Jersey Hill Cemetery in Auburn Center, Pa., at the convenience of the family. 18 June 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

LEE -  DYSON, Victoria
Age 86, of Elmira, NY. She was born October 19, 1922 in Waverly Hall, GA, daughter of the late Willie Beach and Eula Beach Lee and went home on Thursday, June 11, 2009. She attended public school in Alexandria, VA. On October 25, 1944 she married Louis Earl Dyson. He predeceased her on July 18, 1960. From their marriage came 12 children: Tyrone Newman of Atlanta, GA, Timothy Newman (deceased) of Creedmoor, NC, Evone Jambo of Ithaca, NY, Eugenia (Lavern) Newman of Pittsburgh, PA, Ruth (Betty) Ross of Elmira, Terry Dyson of Poughkeepsie, NY, Joane Dyson of Columbus, OH, Diane Dyson of Elmira, Cynthia Dyson of Detroit, MI, Janiet Black of Palmdale, CA, Irwin Dyson of Altadena, CA and Reginald Dyson of Bradenton, FL. She was one of 19 children and was predeceased by Willie Mae Hollis, Selma Rogers, John Beach, Adell Griffin, Wilber Beach, Sherman Beach, Armstead Beach, Milton Lee and 2 infants; surviving are Mydell Geter of Phoenix, AZ, Muriel Chairs of Ithaca, NY, Esua Lee of Wichita, KS, Ben Lee of Elmira, Elmer Lee of Los Angeles, CA, Joseph Lee of Syracuse, NY, Joseph Beach of Aberdeen, NC; Kathy Nellons (Ronald) of Syracuse, NY and Barbara Jean Stancil (William) of Bethal, NC; along with 35 grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild and a host of nieces and nephews. She took care of her children and a lot of other children throughout her lifetime. Family and friends are invited to visit St. Paul's Missionary Baptist Church, 402 Sullivan St., Elmira on Friday, June 19th, from 10 to 11 a.m. Her memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. Rev. James E. Jones will officiate. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/17/2009

LODICO R. Edward "Ed"
Age 77, of Findlay, OH died at 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at his residence. He was born on February 12, 1932, in Elmira, NY to Dr. Louis and Salvina (Borzilleri) Lodico. Ed married Donna Anderson on February 6, 1965, who survives in Findlay. They have three children; Jim (Denise) Lodico of Annapolis, MD., Sally Lodico of Knoxville, TN and Susan (Brad) Salyer of Glen Allen, VA. He is also survived by two brothers, Lawrence Lodico of Ithaca, NY and Dr. Louis (Jane) of Jekyll Island, GA. and one sister, Mary of Waynesville, NC. There are four grandchildren, Makena and Payton Salyer and Sophia and Camden Lodico and four nephews and two nieces. Ed was preceded in death by his parents, a brother John, and his sister-in-law Milena Lodico. Ed graduated from Cornell University where he earned the degree of Bachelor of Chemical Engineering. After graduation he joined Mobil Oil Co. and worked five years in the Paulsboro, NJ research labs. He joined Marathon Oil in 1960 from which he retired in 1994 as Manager of Products and Services. He also attended Drexel Institute of Technology and received an MBA from B.G.S.U. Ed was a member of the Findlay Elks, Trinity Episcopal Church and a former member of the Findlay Kiwanis and Findlay Country Club until his health failed. Ed was also a member of the Indian Lake Yacht Club which he served as commodore in 1984. The family has had a home on the lake for many years and he has spent many happy hours sailing there. A memorial service for Ed will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 128 West Hardin Street, at 11:00 a.m on Saturday, June 20, 2009 after which the family will greet friends during a reception in the church parish hall. Memorials may be made to a scholarship for Hancock County students which the family is establishing in Ed's honor through the Community Foundation, 101 West Sandusky Street or to the Kiwanis Scholarship Fund. Condolences can be sent to

MADDY - BROOKE, Ruby Maxine (Quails)
Age 82 of 535 North Fork Road, Westfield, PA died peacefully at home on June 21, 2009 after a long fight with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Her loved ones were by her side. Born in Beaver (Oxley), West Virginia on October 29, 1926 Ruby was the daughter of the late Waldo and Margie V. Maddy. Ruby received her education in the Raleigh County West Virginia school system and received her Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Marywood College, Scranton, PA and Elmira College in Elmira, NY. On November 6, 1951 Ruby was joined in marriage with James D.F. Brooke IV. Since June 1967, they made their home, lovingly called the Circle B Farm, with their daughter and sons in Westfield. A long-time supporter of day care for young children and working parents, Ruby operated a day care center in her home in the early 1960's while raising her own children. After moving to Westfield, she worked for the Northern Tioga School District for two years, and then was employed by Tioga County for 20 years as Supervisor of the Westfield Child Development Center. Due to fiscal constraints, the County decided to close the Center. With extraordinary support from Westfield businesses and the community, Ruby took steps to keep the Center open as a self-supporting private venture. She retired 3 years later and then spent 2 years on the Center's Board of Directors. Ruby was along-time, active member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Westfield. The fellowship she received sustained her through tough times and she tried to give back as well whenever she could. Additionally, she enjoyed her gardens, bird watching, relaxed rocking on the back porch, traveling, and many family get togethers at the farm. Ruby's back porch was a favorite meeting place. In addition to her parents, preceding Ruby in death was her husband Jim on January 22, 1995; brother, Winford A. Maddy of Berlin, MD; sister, Willa Mae Glass of Beckley, WV; father and mother-in-laws, Dr. J. Deane F. and Coral F. Brooke of California; and sister-in-law, Polly Ann Myers, also of California. Ruby is survived by her children, Linda B. Neal and husband George of Little Marsh, PA, James D. F. Brooke V, and long time companion Grace Egnaczak, Lee A. Brooke and wife Martha, all of Westfield, PA; Timothy L. Brooke and wife Debbie, of East New Market, MD; three sisters, Vivian Perdue of North Carolina, Alice A. Bolen and Corliss M. Breeden of West Virginia and one brother Barry Maddy of Florida; seven grandchildren, Rebecca L. Mohosky and husband Barry; James Eli Neal and wife Sabrina, AD3 Kori D. Boom, Brittany and Brandi Brooke, Benjamin and Alexander Brooke; five great-grandchildren, Todd Moore & Bryan Mohosky; Noah and Seth Neal; and Kamryn Hanes. Many nieces, nephews, and friends. A visitation will be held at the Kenyon Funeral Home in Westfield on Friday June 26, 2009 from 6-8pm and a memorial service will be held at the St. John's Episcopal Church, 205 Elm Street, Westfield, PA on Saturday, June 27, 2009 at l1am with Father Joseph McNamara officiating. Family and friends are invited for a time of food and fellowship at the church hall immediately following the service. Memorial donations honoring Ruby can be made to the St. John's Episcopal, Church window fund, c/o Jane Klarman, 162 First Street, Westfield, PA 16950.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/23/2009

Age 75, of Berkley Lane in Horseheads and formerly a longtime resident of Fishkill and Newburgh, NY, died after an extended illness on Tuesday, Jun. 9, 2009. Rosalie was born Nov. 25, 1934, the daughter to the late Peter and Rose (Magliato) Maniscalco. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Robert M. Schoonmaker; daughters, Laura (James) Slack of Cary, NC, Rosanne Larsen of Allegany, NY, Petrina Schoonmaker of Beacon, NY, Alicia (Dr. Sean) Stryker of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Christopher and Erin Slack, Colleen and Robert Larsen, Sarah and Peter Stropoli and Alexandria and Ryan Stryker; great-grandchildren, Camdyn, Maddox, and Brooklyn. Rosalie was also predeceased by her son-in-law, Donald Larsen; granddaughter, Kathleen Larsen; and brother, Joseph Maniscalco of Arden, NJ. Both Rosalie and her husband were longtime residents of the Newburgh area. She was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY on Friday, June 12, 2009, from 4-7:00 p.m. and again on Saturday, June 13, 2009, from 10-10:30 a.m., where her service will follow there at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Interment to take place at a later date in Calvary Cemetery in Newburgh, NY.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/11/2009

MARMARA - Kenneth Marmara, age 57, of Antrim Twp., PA, died on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at his residence. He was the son of the late Edwin Marmara and Margaret (Rawle) Marmara. Kenny was born on August 13, 1951 in Detroit, Michigan. He served in the US Army.  Kenny is survived by his son, Sean (Christine) Marmara of Cherry Flats, PA; daughter, Kimmarie Marmara of Arlington, TX; his mother, Margaret Marmara; sisters, Kitty Jenkins, Karen Small and Karla Muller; brother, Kevin Marmara; grandchildren, Jakob, Leah, Lauren, Lindsay, Levi and Justice.  In keeping with Kennys wishes, there will be no services. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.

McCABE - Word has been received of the death of Roger Joseph McCabe of Bessemer, Ala., formerly of Arnot. Mr. McCabe died Monday, November 1, 1965 at his home. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary W. McCabe; a daughter, Mrs. Kathryn Wright of Bessemer; a sister, Miss Mary Agnes McCabe of Blossburg; two grandchildren and on great-grandchild. Funeral was in Bessemer. - Wellsboro Gazette, November 11, 1965

MCSPARRON - William "Bill" McSparron , 71, of South Waverly, PA, died May 31, 2009, at the Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca after a brief illness, surrounded by his family.  He was born December, 7, 1937 in Sayre, PA to the late Richard A. and Sarah RILEY McSparron. He was a graduate of Sayre Area High School in 1955 and honorably served in the United States Navy as an Aviation Machinists Mate, keeping the P-2 Neptune aircraft flying.  He returned to "The Valley" and was employed by Ingersoll Rand as a tool maker and loading dock worker. Bill was inducted into the local International Association of Machinists (IAM) Lodge 1064 of Athens, PA in 1959. He was elected to be a Business Representative for IAM District Lodge 58, located in Elmira, NY, in 1969. He subsequently went on to be the Directing Business Representative of District 58 in 1972 until his retirement in July of 2001.  An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting with his granddaughter in the surrounding wooded areas of Wilawana, Pa and Lockwood, NY, and boating and fishing at nearby Cayuga Lake in Ithaca, NY.  He is predeceased by his infant daughter Kathryn Mary, sister Sally Glosenger, and brother-in-law John Gergel.  Bill is survived by his wife of 44 years Faith at home, son Richard McSparron of Virginia Beach, VA, daughters Vicki McSparron of Sayre, PA, and Charlene McSparron of Sayre, PA, granddaughter Kelsea McSparron, grandson Ian McSparron, sisters and brothers-in-law Eleanor (Durwood) Creed of Rome, NY, Phyllis Gergel of Troy, PA, and Ellen (Richard) Button of Sayre, PA, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call Thursday, June 4, 2009 from 3PM - 6PM at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral Services will be held Friday, June 5, 2009 at 11 AM at the funeral home with the Rev. James Donahoo from the Sayre Christian Church officiating.  Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the: William McSparron Memorial Fund, Guthrie Federal Credit Union, 104 North Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA 18840 (The purpose of the fund is to educate and provide to the general public Automated External Defibrillators in more accessible locations.   Lowery Funeral Home, Athens obit  NOTE:  Sally J. GLOSENGER was his sister and she died 8/28/2007 and is buried in Woodburn cemetery.

MILLER - Harmon C. Miller, a resident of Blossburg since June and a former resident of Jersey Shore, died early Wednesday morning after an illness of several weeks. Born in Bluestone, January 5, 1880, he was the son of George and Abbie Campbell Miller. Mr. Miller served as train dispatcher for the New York Central Railroad for many years before his retirement in 1950. He made his home in Jersey Shore. He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Jersey Shore, a life member of the LaBelle Lodge 232, F&AM, Jersey Shore, and the Williamsport Consistory. Surviving are two sons, the Rev. Donald Miller, pastor of the Blossburg Methodist Church with whom he made his home, and Kenneth Miller of Groton, NY; three grandchildren including the Misses Mary and Lois of Blossburg. Funeral services were held Friday at Kelchner's Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald R. Hurley officiating. Burial in the Jersey Shore Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, November 11, 1965


MOSHER - Mrs. Margaret Mosher Brooks, 79, widow of the late Mott Brooks, Mansfield, died at her home Wednesday, December 8, 1954. She was a member of the Mansfield Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, Stanley and a granddaughter, Susan, of St. Louis, MO. Services were Friday from the funeral home, 18 North Main Street, with the Rev. David Griffiths officiating. Burial was at Spencer, NY. - Wellsboro Agitator, December 1954

NEWMAN - CARLSON, Barbara A. Newman
77, of Stuart, FL, born in Westfield, PA, died on Wednesday, June 10, 2009. She is survived by her husband, Neal Carlson; three children, Olivia Downey, Charles Carlson, and Kathryn Sherman. Donations may be made in her name to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Central Pennsylvania Chapter, 2040 Linglestown Road, Ste. 104, Harrisburg, PA 17110.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/21/2009

In Rochester, NY on June 2, 2009. Predeceased by his parents, Nazar and Sara Panosian; sister, Ruth Panosian. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Varsi; children, Karen (Alan Salmons) Panosian, Gary Panosian, Judy Panosian; brothers, Manuel (Lucille), Edward (Betty), Stanley Panosian; many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Jim was born in Elmira. He graduated from Cornell University in 1944, joined Graflex, Inc. in 1945 as a design engineer and held many engineering and manufacturing management positions. Upon leaving Graflex he was a small business owner, independent financial counselor and tax advisor. He was an active volunteer offering his services to the Al Sigl Center, SCORE and the Armenian General Benevolent Union. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 6th, 11 a.m. at Anthony Funeral Chapels (2305 Monroe Ave.). Interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to U of R Eye Institute, P.O. Box 270032, Rochester, 14627.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/5/2009

PIERCE Lawrence R. "Larry"
Age 71, of Gainesville, FL and formerly of Elmira, NY, died on Friday, May 8, 2009, at the VA Hospice Unit in Lake City, FL. Larry was a retired Lieutenant Commander of the US Navy/Coast Guard. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Saturday, June 6, 2009, from 1-2 p.m. Lawrence's Memorial Service will be held immediately following with Bishop James Pierce. Memorials may be directed to either Lake City VA Medical Center, 619 S. Marion Ave., Serenity Place, Hospice Unit 3rd Floor, Lake City, FL 32055-5808 or River of Life Assembly of God, PO Box 1708, c/o Pastor Greg Evans, Alachue, FL 32616 in his name.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/4/2009

PLOUSE Ernest C.
Age 58, of Ridgebury Twp., PA, died Friday, June 5, 2009, at home with his loving family and friends by his side. Friends and family may call on Wednesday, June 10, 2009, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, 13255 Berwick Tpk., Gillett, PA. Funeral services will follow at the church at 7:00 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Wuethrich officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., Athens, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Ernest's memory to: Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, 13255 Berwick Turnpike, Gillett, PA 16925.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/8/2009

Of Elkland, PA, died on Friday, June 5, 2009 in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Mr. Pokryska had been recuperating from spinal and hip surgery. He leaves behind his daughter and son-in-law, Debbie (Pokryska) and Alan Garcia; his granddaughter, Kristen Garcia of Florida; a brother, Jack Pokryska of Oak Ridge, NJ and a sister, Pat Janis of Manchester, NJ. Memorial services for Mr. Pokryska will be held on Monday, June 8th at 11 AM at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA.

Williamsport Sun Gazette - March 9, 1954
Luther L. Randall, formerly of Salladasburg, died yesterday, Monday, March 8, 1954, at his home, 1021 Smithson Ave., Lawrence Park, Erie.  Mr. Randall was born in Salladasburg 68 years ago.  An Erie resident for the past 41 years, he was a retired machinist of the General Electric Co. and was a member of the company’s Quarter-Century Club.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Anna Thomas Randall, two daughters, Mrs. David Boyce, Harbor Creek and Mrs. Walter Kirik, Erie;  four sons, Eugene C., Harbor Creek, Harold L., John W., and Luther M., all of Erie;  one sister, Mrs. Edward Bailey, one brother, Charles Randall both of this city, and 11 grandchildren.  Services will beWednesday, at 2 pm from the funeral home, 2607 Buffalo Rd., Erie.  The Rev. J. Frederick Bemon, pastor of Christ Lutheran Church will officiate.  Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery.  Submitted by:  George and Peggy Boyce

RAUH Francis A., Jr. "Fran"
Age 82, of Elmira, died at his home, on Friday, June 5, 2009. Friends are invited to a Memorial Service on Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., Elmira. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations in Francis' memory to either Southern Tier Hospice, 1157 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830, SPCA, Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903, or Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/18/2009

RAUTICO Michael "Tim"
Age 38 of Elmira N.Y. died unexpectedly after being struck by an automobile while riding his bike on Sunday June 21, 2009. Calling hours will be held at the BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME on Thursday June 25, from 4pm- 6pm. Funeral services will follow at the conclusion calling hours at 6pm. Pastor Don Guiles officiating. Interment of Tim's ashes will be at the convenience of the family. Flowers are welcome or those wishing may make memorials to SPCA Animal Shelter Rt. 352 Elmira, N.Y. Tim is survived by his mother Bonnie K. (David) Drake of Huntersville N.C.; sisters & brother in-law Lisa K.(Bud) with son Randy Thayer of Burdett N.Y. sister Ellen N. Rautico, brothers: Andrew M. Rautico, William N. Rautico all of Elmira. Many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and was predeceased by his father Michael W. Rautico. Tim was born in Elmira on March 8, 1971. He was a gifted and talented artist, was a stereo equipment enthusiast, loved to ride his bike, listen to music, travel and to meet new people. Tim loved the outdoors, camping and telling stories around the camp fire.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 6/24/2009 - 6/25/2009

RECORD - SHOW, Joylinn E. (Record)
Age 62, of Farmington Hills, Michigan and Jensen Beach, Florida, died on June 17, 2009, after a two and one-half year courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Elmira, New York, the third daughter of Richard B. and Marietta Van Dusen Record on July 29, 1946. She was a Graduate of the Elmira Free Academy (Class of 1963); Corning Community College where she earned her Associate's degree. Several years later, she earned her Bachelor's degree form Condordia University in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She retired from Mitsubishi Motors of America in Southfield, Michigan. She married the love of her life, Thomas J. Show who survives, and together they celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary on May 7, 2009. Joy loved life. She was a fun-loving special Aunt, who brought so much joy to her family. She lived life to the fullest and her family and friends will cherish those happy memories forever. She was predeceased by her father, Richard B. Record on March 18, 2003. She is survived by her husband, Thomas J. Show; and his four children and grandchildren; her mother, Marietta Van Dusen Record who resides at Woodbrook in Elmira, New York; her sisters, Judith Record Stiles of Pine City, New York and Jill Record (Brian) Flynn of Hammondsport, New York; nieces, Holly S. (James) Henderson of Pine City, New York and Alice S. (Wayne) Rickman of Brockport, New York; nephew, Thomas R. Stiles of Pine City, New York; great-nephews, Tyler J. Henderson and Eric N. Rickman; great-niece, Heather J. Rickman; her aunts: Betty Jane Stayments of Elmira, New York and her children, Joylinn's cousins, Patricia, Ronald and Bruce Stayments; Nancy (Charles) Bryan of Hampton, Virginia and their children, her cousins, Paul Richard, Mark and Peter Byran; Delores Vascello of Auburn, New York and her children, Michelle and Monique; as well as her cousin, James M. Niver of Elmira, New York; and many dear friends, especially Brian and Sally mith of Elmira, New York. Funeral Services will be held at the Wujek Calcaterra Funeral Home in Sterling Heights, Michigan on June 22, 2009. Those wishing to make contributions in her memory may send them to Salvation Army, 414 Lake St., Elmira, NY 14901.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/18/2009

REES Frederick M.
Age 74, of Horseheads, NY. Fred was born January 26, 1935 in Niagara Falls, NY, son of the late Richard and Margaret (Dorochek) Rees and died Saturday, June 6, 2009, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was predeceased by his son, David M. Rees, in 2002 and is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Vida (Bagnoli) Rees; son, Stephen B. Rees of Albany, NY; sisters, Geraldine Young and Kathleen Strohl, both of Horseheads; along with several nieces and nephews. Fred was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired as Postmaster in Olean, NY. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Wednesday, June 9th, from 1 to 2 p.m. A service of remembrance will follow at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Fred through donations to the Horseheads Free Library, 405 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY 14845 or the Horseheads Food Pantry, 408 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY 14845.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/7/2009

Age 86 of Horseheads, NY died on Friday June 5, 2009 at home. Mrs. Thompson was born July 2, 1922 in Clymer, NY the daughter of the late Clarence and Nettie Hogenboom Rhebergen. Beth married her husband, Ralph A. Thompson Jr. on February 3, 1945 and he pre-deceased her on June 19, 1999. She was also pre-deceased by her sister Winifred Lewellen. Beth graduated from Clymer High School in 1940 and attended Hope College. She received her Registered Nursing Degree in 1944 and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Elmira College in 1970. Mrs. Thompson taught Nursing at Corning Community College from 1965 to 1985 retiring as Assistant Professor of Nursing. She was very active and served on the Board of Directors for Chemung County Association of Retarded Citizens and The Arnot Ogden Medical Center Auxiliary. Mrs. Thompson also volunteered her time at Meals On Wheels, The Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Southern Tier Hospice, and The Big Flats Historical Society. She was a member of The First United Methodist Church of Horseheads, NY. Mrs. Thompson loved her family and friends and treasured her visits with her grandchildren. Mrs. Thompson is survived by her loving and devoted children Dan L. Thompson of Horseheads, NY, Jack A. Thompson of Boulder, CO, and Bonnie Lu Thompson of Elmira, NY; grandchildren: Cheryl Lee Thompson, Sam Hughes, Jesse H. Thompson, and Lane C. Thompson; great-grandsons, Liam Thompson-Jones, Hendrix Hunter Hughes and Kingston Lee Hughes; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Monday June 8, 2009 from 4-7 PM. It was Beth's wish that she be remembered through memorials to Chemung A. R. C. 711 Sullivan Street Elmira, NY 14901.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/7/2009

RHOADS - Dr. John P. Rhoads, 55, a prominent physician and surgeon in Tioga for the past 10 years, died Dec. 30, 1957 at Gettysburg. Dr. Rhoads was in Gettysburg with his wife, Mrs. Janet Ott Rhoads to attend the funeral of her father, E. Clarence Ott last Friday. A native of Ashland, PA, he attended the University of North Carolina and was graduated from the University of Maryland Medical School in 1931. He interned at Reading [PA] Hospital and practiced medicine in Gettysburg until entering  [military] service in 1942. He was a captain in the U.S. Medical Corps during World War II. He served three years in North Africa and participated in the Battle of Anzio Beachhead and the Battle of the Bulge. Dr. Rhoads was awarded the Purple Heart for service on Anzio and the Bronze Star. He was given six battle stars during the African campaign. He was an honorary vestryman of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Tioga, and a member of the Tioga County Medical Society and the Tioga Post, American Legion. He was married in 1942. Funeral was held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Bender Funeral Home, Gettysburg, PA. Burial at Gettysburg. - Mansfield Advertiser, January 8, 1958

Williamsport Sun Gazette - December 18, 2008
EVELYN ROTE CRIST, formerly of 400 Lycoming Street, died Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at the Williamsport Home.  Evelyn’s husband, Harold M. Crist died October 29, 1950. Evelyn was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and had worked for Holmes, Williamsport Textile and Trimtex as a quiller.  Born December 7, 1908 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Samuel S. and Ella Mae Kulp Rote.  Surviving are daughters, Fern C. Seltzer of Williamsport and Jean L. Brown of Philadelphia;  grandchildren, Sandra Stoner of Williamsport, Deborah Wallace and Garry Seltzer, both of Florida; seven great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.  Evelyn was predeceased by son, Carl E. Crist who died on May 4, 2008, a grandson, Frank R. Seltzer II, who died on May 19, 1990 and brothers, James and Harry.  Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Knight-Confers, 1914 Memorial Ave. with the Rev. Dr. Edwin Allabough officiating.  There will be a visitation from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.  Burieal will be at Steam Valley Cemetery, Cogan House Twp.  The family will provide the flowers.
Submitted by:  George and Peg Boyce

SCHAUMAN - Roland J. Schauman, retired Taylor, PA Senior High School principal, and graduate of Mansfield State Normal School, died unexpectedly of a heart attack October 2, [1954] at his home in Sebring, Fla. He was principal of nearby Sunniland School, which position he accepted two years ago following retirement in Taylor. He was a graduate of Mansfield State Normal School and University of Scranton. Mr. Schauman graduated here in 1916 and began teaching in the Taylor schools. While in Mansfield he was on the football team. He graduated from the University of Scranton in 1929 and later took graduate work at Bucknell University. Mr. Schauman was advanced to the post of principal in 1934 and served until June, 1953, when he retired. A short time later he moved to Florida, where he had maintained a summer home for many years. Mr. Schauman, son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Simon Schauman of Taylor, was a member of the Taylor Masonic Lodge and the Primitive Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Melba Hodge Schauman, formerly of Taylor; a daughter, Miss Melba Schauman; also a sister, Mrs. John Chambers, Reading, PA. Burial was in Sebring, Fla. - Mansfield Advertiser, October 1954

Of Pine City, NY died peacefully while under the care of St. Joseph's Hospital SNF on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at the age of 75. Born on April 7, 1934 in Elmira, NY, Jonas was the son of the late Richard J. & Mildred Smith Seeley. He married Rose Mary Brewer on June 13, 1953 in the Millerton United Methodist Church where he has been an active member for many years. Mr. Seeley was employed by NYSEG for over 43 years and retired as a General Foreman. He was devoted to the Boy Scouts and supported their outstanding benefit to youth. Jonas enjoyed wildlife and built his dream home in Pine City during the late 70's. While there he had grown and pruned evergreens. Many of those trees adorned peoples homes during Christmas time and assisted his children with their continuing education. His grandchildren fondly remember his delights, pancakes, ice cream and that he was a sports enthusiast who recently converted to the Yankees. Surviving is his loving family, wife and companion of 56 years, Rose Mary Smith Seeley; three children, Jan Seeley, Rochester; Jeff (Dale) Seeley, Williamsport, PA; and Mary Seeley (Scott Hudson), Pittsburgh, PA; four grandchildren, Melissa (Scott) Bryson, Matt (Charis) Seeley, Tyler Hudson and Sarah Hudson; brother, Richard Seeley, Phoenix, AZ sister-in-law, Erma (Glenn) Frank, Millerton, PA along with many cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Jonas was predeceased by his sister, Marilyn (Arthur) Cowburn. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Saturday, June 20, 2009 between the hours of 3 - 5 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 5:15 p.m. with his pastor and friend the Reverend Jennifer Wolf officiating. Memorial donations may be directed to the Millerton United Methodist Church, 5443 Main St. Millerton, PA 16936, the Boy Scouts of America, 5 Rivers Council, 244 W. Water St., Elmira, NY 14901 or St. Joseph's Hospital Rehab Unit, 555 E. Market St., Elmira, NY 14901 in his memory.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/19/2009

SEELEY Robert Preston
Age 80, of Knoxville, PA, died Wednesday, June 24, 2009, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. He was born September 14, 1928, the son of Ralph & Harriet Preston Seeley. Bob retired from Corning Inc. He was a member of Elkland Moose Lodge #746 & the Tioga American Legion. Survived by daughters, Marlene Griffin, Chula Vista, CA, Darlene Harmon, Tioga, PA, Harriet Clark, Woodhull, NY, Kelly Hancher, Hanover, IN, Karen Seeley, Elkland, PA, Marshell Eddy, Terryton, TX; sons, Allan Seeley, Elkland, PA, Michael Seeley, Tioga, PA; sisters, Marion Newberry, Knoxville, PA, Marlene Palumbo, Waverly, NY, Helen Pratt, Knoxville, PA; brother, Mark Seeley, Osceola, PA; 24 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by sons, Robert Preston Seeley Jr. and Barry Mack Seeley; and sister, Gail Druetto. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA, Sunday from 1-2:00 p.m. where funeral services will be conducted immediately following the visitation at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Larry O'Dell officiating.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/26/2009

SHAFF James Richard
Wellsboro Agitator - November 19, 1947
Britton, South Dakota - The funeral of James R. Shaff, aged pioneer resident, was held Nov. 13, at Erbe's Funeral Chapel, Rev. E. Currier officiating. Pallbearers were:  Ray Babcock, Jay Parker, Edward Jerde, Clifford, Henry and John Olson; burial in the Britton cemetery.  James Richard Shaff was born near Keeneyville, Pa., April 29, 1864, and died at his home in Britton, Nov. 8, at the age of 83 years, seven months.  In 1883 he married Rose Rowley and to them six children were born.  In 1900 his wife died and he removed to South Dakota.  On Oct. 25, 1910, he married Pauline Swenson and to them were born three children.   He is survived by his widow; five daughters, Mrs. Walter Root (Ellen), of Wellsboro; Mrs. Grant Pfalzgraf (Lena), of Buffalo; Mrs. Coral Cloos (Nina), of Elmira; Mrs. Chris Flaig (Alice), of DeRuyter, N.Y.; Mrs. E. L. Stevenson (Mildred), of Bakersfield, Calif; four sons, Arthur, of Naperville, Illinois; Ralph, of Clearwater, Florida; Orville, of Kent, Wash.; James, of Bakersfield, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Sherburne, of Oshkosh, Wis., and Mrs. Nettie Doan, of Osceola, Pa;. and one brother, Clarence E., of Wellsboro; 21 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.  One brother, Stephen, preceded him in death.

SHOPE David Allen
Age 63, of Mount Zoar St., Elmira, NY. died on June 12, 2009 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. He was born August 29, 1945, son of the late Robert and Dorothy Sempler Shope. David is survived by his brothers, Dale (Nancy) Shope, Jim (Cheryl) Shope and Ronald Shope; also several close nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Gary; and sister, Ruth Ann. David was a retired employee of Westinghouse and Eaton Corporations with 41 years of service. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport on Monday, June 15, 2009, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorials to the American Heart Association; envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/14/2009

SIVERS - Mr. Webb E. Sivers, age 90, of RR3 Box 3765, Laceyville, Pa. (Silvara), died at the Mid Valley Hospice, in Peckville, Pa. on Wednesday morning, June 3, 2009.  Mr. Sivers was born in Rush Center, Rush Twp., Susquehanna County Pa., on Aug. 29, 1918, the son of the late Perley and Elma STRUDEVANT Sivers.  After moving from Rush Center, he grew up near Silvara, and lived there all of his life. He was a graduate of the Laceyville High School, class of 1936. He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, the former Alice L. GROW Sivers, who died on Aug. 21, 2008.  For over 70 years, Webb and Alice Sivers operated a dairy and later a beef farm, just outside of Silvara, on Clapper Hill. During his earlier years, he was a school bus operator for Tuscarora Twp., Bradford County, Pa. His entire life was spent around his farm. In his spare time he enjoyed gardening, hunting, and especially enjoyed his grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  Surviving are his daughter and her companion, Sharon Newberry and Clinton Higley, of Laceyville, Pa.; and his son and daughter-in-law, Art and Rosie Sivers, of Silvara, Pa.; he is also survived by his seven grandchildren; six great-grandsons; and one great-granddaughter. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Clarice Wood of Sayre, Pa. and Mrs. Agnes Horton, of Lawrenceville, Pa.; as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his wife and his parents, he was preceded in death by his step mother, Mrs. Blanche Gray Sivers; and three brothers, Elmer Sivers, Arthur Sivers and Roy Sivers.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 6 from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. with Rev. Charles Bishop, of the Transue Community Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Quimby Cemetery in Silvara, Pa. Family and friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Silvara Ladies Aide Society, c/o Mrs. Betty Spencer, RR 1, Laceyville, PA 18623.  RHW 04 June 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

SMITH - Laurel Lee Smith, 9, of Newton Hill Rd., Mansfield, died Wednesday, July 17, 1991 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born July 22, 1981 in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of Glenn A. and Mary F. Davenport Smith. She was a student at Don Gill Elementary School, Wellsboro. Surviving besides her parents, are her step-mother, Laurie Smith of Mansfield; two sister, Amber Smith and Elizabeth Smith; three brothers, Joshua Smith, Nathan Smith and Dustin Smith, all at home; maternal grandfather, Ernest Davenport of Andover, NY; paternal grandparents, Roger D. Smith Sr. of Mansfield and Marjorie Millward of Syracuse, NY; step-maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. James Robbins of Pine Valley, NY and step-maternal grandfather, Leland Lamphier of Mansfield; several aunts and uncles. Calling hours were held at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield on Saturday, July 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. Services were held Saturday, July 20 at the funeral home at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. Burial was made at the Ulysses Cemetery, Ulysses. - Wellsboro Gazette, July 24, 1991

SMITH - AMES Marian Smith
Cherished wife of Leonard N. Ames (deceased), of Covington, PA, went to meet her Lord and Savior on June 7, 2009, at The Green Home, Wellsboro, PA, in the presence of her son-in-law and daughter, Don and Eileen Knobl of Greenville, SC. Other survivors are her brother and wife, Chester and Louise Smith of Covington, PA; three grandsons, Michael and Donald Jr. (Chip) of Greenville, SC, and Daniel of Tampa, FL; a foster daughter, Dawn Mitchell of Wellsboro, PA; two close cousins, Ruth Tuttle and Joyce Garrison; and several nieces and nephews. Marian grew up and resided in Covington, and since 1980, she wintered in Belleview, FL. Marian and Leonard owned and managed Len's Camper Sales in Covington, were charter members of Child Evangelism Fellowship of Tioga Co. and members of The Gideons. Marian served many years at Bakerburg Community Church in Mainesburg, PA, as a Sunday School Teacher and in several capacities as a deacon's wife and teen ministries, and taught VBS at local churches. She also attended Silver Springs Baptist Church in Ocala, FL, and Covington Baptist Church in Covington, PA, and was supportive of various missionaries. Marian was a township auditor, a seamstress, an antique collector, a gardener, a traveler, and a conscientious homemaker, wife, and mother. A memorial service will be held at Bakerburg Community Church at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 19, 2009. Visitation with the family will start at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bakerburg Community Church, 197 Gray Valley Road, Mainesburg, PA 16932; or to Child Evangelism Fellowship of Tioga Co., 16 Charleston Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/11/2009

SPENCER - Richard A. Spencer, 53, of Hampton, VA, formerly of Sayre, PA, died on Sunday, May 17, 2009 unexpectedly.  He was born in Blossburg, PA in July of 1955, the son of Lawrence and Patricia CHAMBERLAIN Spencer.  Richard was a self-employed electrician. He enjoyed trapping, hunting, and fishing.  He is predeceased by his father Lawrence, grandparents Clifton and Rose Chamberlain, and brother Ronnie Spencer.  Richard is survived by his children Richard A. Spencer, Jr. of VA, sisters Kathy Spencer, Jennifer (Rusty) Outman, and brothers Mike (Patty) Spencer, and Steve (Jennifer) Spencer, uncles Seth (Rita) Chamberlain, and Larry Chamberlain, aunt Verna Knickerboker, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  At the request of the family, there will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2009 at Noon at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA with Rev. Martin Bovee from the Athens Methodist Church officiating.  Lowery Funeral Home, Athens obit May 18, 2009.

STAGE - SILVERNAIL, Virgina "Ginny"
A longtime resident of the Fassett, PA community died at her Riverside Elmira Apartment where she had resided for the last 8 years. Ginny had fought a courageous battle with Ovarian Cancer and was surrounded by her loving family when she passed from this life, Sunday evening, June 7, 2009 at the age of 70. Born on October 31, 1938 in Chemung, NY; she was the daughter of the late, Fletcher & Rose Mary Masin Stage. A devoted wife and companion, Ginny was married to her beloved Charles "Red" Silvernail who predeceased her in 2001 after 46 years of marriage. Very civic minded, Ginny was a former member of the Elmira Heights American Legion Clarence Oliver Post # 154, the Wellsboro Moose Lodge, Fassett Ladies Auxiliary and the Home Bureau. In serving the Lord, she was a member of the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church. Her interests included, painting, flower gardening, camping, bowling and above all her cherished family who survive; son and daughter-in-law, Larry & Bonnie Silvernail, Horseheads; daughter and son-in-law, Rose & John Pona, Ormond Beach, FL; five grandchildren, Chad (Jennifer White) Silver-nail; Kati (John) Baum; John, Nicholas and Virginia Pona; a great granddaughter, Lilian Baum; sister, Irene (Clyde) Palmer, Horseheads; brothers, Charles (Shirley) Stage, Lowman; George (Kathy) Stage, Bentley Creek, PA; brother-in-law, Robert (Jackie) Silvernail, Fassett, PA; special friend and companion, William Yanavitch, nieces, nephews, cousins and wonderful friends. In addition to her parents and husband, Ginny was also predeceased by her son, Kenneth Silvernail. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 between the hours of 2-4 and 6-8:45 p.m. Funeral services will follow the evening visitation at 9 p.m. with her pastor and friend, the Reverend William Vallett officiating. Memorial donations in Ginny's name may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice or an S.P.C.A. of one's choice in her memory.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/9/2009

Age 87, of Horseheads, NY, died peacefully on Friday, June 12, 2009 at her home with the love of her family by her side. Marie was born on December 9, 1921 in Richmond, PA, daughter of the late Walter and Marie (Wood) Stone. Marie loved to play cards and dance. She was a frequent visitor of the American Legion Post # 154. She was a great cook and loved camping. Marie is survived by her husband of 59 loving years, Fred Swank; sons, Marty (Vickie) Swank of Ashland, WI and Terry Swank of Horseheads; granddaughter, Jessica Swank of Port Townsend, WA; niece, Shirley (Thomas) Dean of Wellsburg, NY; nephew, Art (Beth) Swank of SC. Marie was predeceased by her brother, Harold Stone. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, June 16, 2009 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. Interment will take place in Bath National Cemetery in Bath, NY, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Marie can be made to Southern Tier Hospice, or the Alzheimer`s Association.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/14/2009

STRACHAN William, Jr.
William Strachan, Jr., age 85, of Wellsboro, PA, died June 5, 2009. Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Alan Dean; and son and daughter-in-law, Gordon and Cathy Strachan. Friends and family are invited to William's Life Celebration on Monday, June 8, 2009, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral and burial to be held in Ohio. Contributions may be made to Second Chance
Animal Sanctuary, P.O. Box 293, Wellsboro, PA 16901.

STRACHAN - William Strachan, Jr., 85, of Upper Heise Run, Wellsboro, died Friday, June 5, 2009, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of the late Shirley Strachan who died in December 1994. William was born Nov. 26, 1923, in Peterhead, Scotland, the son of the late William and Mary Helen Strachan, Sr. He was a lawyer and certified public auditor and had been employed for 30 years with the State Department out of Washington D.C., retiring in 1976. William was a member of the First Baptist Church, Wellsboro, and had volunteered in later years at Bellfower School, where he was a mentor and read stories to school age children. He worked with the handicapped at Fairfax, belonged to Promise Keepers, volunteered to work with the MHS program for people who couldn’t speak English, and volunteered at East Hospital Emergency Room. William was a United States Air Force veteran, serving during World War II. He was Captain and Navigator on the 324 Bomber and served overseas in Europe, Africa, the Far East and South America. Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Alan Dean of Upper Heise Run, Wellsboro; son and daughter-in-law, Gordon and Cathy Strachan of Dallas, Texas; three grandchildren, Sarah, Andrea and Josie Dean. He was preceded in death by a brother, Allan Strachan. Friends and family were invited to William’s Life Celebration on Monday, June 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a “Life Celebration Home,” 139 Main St., Wellsboro. The funeral will be held in Ohio, with burial in Western Reserve Memorial Garden. Contributions may be made to Second Chance Animal Sanctuary, P.O. Box 293, Wellsboro, Pa.16901.  (Sarah) My grandpa is one of the best people I’ve ever known. He has supported me and cheered me on since as long as I can remember. Any time I needed something, Grandpa didn’t hesitate to help me out. I’m thankful for the time spent with him and for his never ending love and support. (Andrea) Gramps, you’ll always be in my heart. You might have had little fights with my parents, but when my sisters or myself came into the room, you always smiled. Not one time did you complain to me or seem upset. Every time I talked to you, you brightened up the moment by asking me how my day was or just simply saying hello. I’ll never forget my last few moments with you in the hospital when all you said was “thanks” and “it’s okay.” In your time of need, you were grateful that we came to be there with you and you didn’t want us to worry. You said you were sorry for putting us through all the hospital visits and everything and yes, we do feel pain with you not being here, but we know you’re in a better place. We’ll all miss you. We love you. (Josie) My grandfather never cared about his happiness, but he always wanted to cheer other people up. I’m going to miss the joy of being around him. I have never seen him mad or upset. He was always just so happy. He never failed to show how much he loved me and for that, I am thankful.  Mansfield Gazette, June 10, 2009

TINDALL Anthony Edward
Age 30 of Fairport, NY. He was born October 11, 1978 in Elmira to Lee and Robbin (Sheppard) Tindall and went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 15, 2009. Anthony, a 1996 Southside High School Salutatorian graduate, earned a Bachelor's degree at Cornell University. He later went on to earn a Master's degree from Northeastern University. Anthony loved the Lord and accepted Him as his personal Savior. He is survived by his parents, Lee and Robbin of Elmira; sisters, Alexis of Elmira and Tanya of Gwynn Oak, MD; niece, Kyliah of Elmira; along with aunts, uncles, cousins; close friends, Tim May of Rochester, NY and Dr. Curtis Coley (CJ) of Michigan; and a host of other great friends. Family and friends are invited to call on the family on Friday, June 19th from 10 to 11 a.m. at Faith to Face Ministries, 35 Tuxill Ave., Corning, NY. Bishop Dr. Mark D. Vaughn, Pastor. A Worship Celebration honoring Anthony's life will begin at 11 a.m. Rev. Cephus McGee, Jr. will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Anthony through donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Rochester Chapter, 1200-A Scottsville Rd., Suite 100, Rochester, NY 14624. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/18/2009

TRUMAN - John B. Truman, 80, former Wellsboro resident, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ruth Fogle, in Hollywood, Calif., on Tuesday Sept. 21, 1954. He was born in Wellsboro on December 21, 1873, the son of Mr. & Mrs. A.A. Truman. He and his wife, the former Kate Brewster, who died about two years ago in California, resided in Wellsboro where he was employed in the First National Bank and was known as one of the town’s athletes. He and his family moved to Harrisburg 39 years ago, where he held a state position until 1927 when he moved to California. Besides his daughter, he is survived by another daughter, Katherine, and one granddaughter, Mrs. William Rathbone, of Los Angeles. Funeral services and burial took place in California. - Wellsboro Agitator, September 1954

TYLER - Lewis S. Tyler, 84, of Mill Post, formerly of Blossburg, died at his home on Wednesday, December 8, 1954, following an extended illness. He was a member of the Mill Post Methodist church. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Augusta Wood of Riverside, NJ, and Mrs. Elsie Leonard of Wellsville, NY; four sons, Fred of Painted Post, Arthur of Angelica, NY, William of Dundee, NY; a brother, David of Blossburg; 46 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Services were held Saturday at Corning, NY with burial in Coopers Plains Cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, December 1954
[Transcriber note- only 3 sons were listed in the obit even though it states 4 sons]

Age 24, of Elmira, NY. She was born October 22, 1984 in Elmira, NY, daughter of Vern and Connie VanSickle, and died Monday, June 2, 2009, at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital in Syracuse, NY. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, June 8th, from 10 to 11 a.m. Her services will follow at 11 a.m.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/7/2009

WHEATCROFT - Miss Elda M. Wheatcroft, 66, of Liberty RD, died Thursday, December 9, 1954, in the Blossburg State Hospital following a long illness. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Lina Wheatcroft, Liberty RD; two brothers, Harry of Liberty Rd, and George of Woodburn, KY; and one niece and one nephew. Miss Wheatcroft was a member of the Milton Methodist Church at Dayton. Services were in the Milton Methodist Church Sunday. Burial was in the church cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, December 1954

WHITE - FRAZIER, Kathleen A. (White)
Of Modesto, CA died at Alexander Cohen Hospice House, Wednesday, June 10, 2009. Kathy was the daughter of the late Daniel J. White and Mary C. Mold. She is survived by husband Phillip Frazier of Modesto, CA, son David (Tammy) Shaff of Stockton, CA, daughter Danielle (Jared)Murillo of Manteca, CA, sisters Phyllis (Harry) Sewalt of Elmira, NY and Theresa (Larry) McLane of Fort Mill, SC, four grandchildren, two nephews and two neices. A memorial service was held Friday, June 19th, at Allen Mortuary in Turlock, CA.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/21/2009

WHITE - Kathleen Frazier - 58, of Modesto, died at Alexander Cohen Hospice House, in Hughson with her family by her side.  Kathy was born to Daniel and Mary White in New York, and moved to California in 1981. She worked for Raleys in Modesto for 15 years before retiring in 1997. Kathy’s greatest joy was spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was a kind, loving mother; she was feisty and had a great sense of humor. Kathy was a great cook, and enjoyed heading north, taking rides through the mountains.  Kathy is survived by her loving husband Philip of Modesto, son David (Tammy) Shaff of Stockton, daughter Danielle (Jared) Murillo of Manteca, sisters Theresa Mclane of S.C. and Phyllis Sewalt of N.Y. and four grandchildren.  A memorial service will be Friday, June 19th, at 3:00pm at Allen Mortuary.

WHITE - HILTON, Florence
Age 95, of Athens, PA joined her beloved husband, Ike, in eternal rest on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at Elcor Nursing Home, Horseheads, NY. She was born on April 20, 1914 in Endicott, NY, the daughter of the late Lyman and Eva Harrington Williams. She graduated from U-E High School. Florence was a longtime member of Athens First Presbyterian Church. She was also a past member of Owego Women of the Moose, Sayre Lioness, and a Lifetime Member of Robert Packer Auxiliary. She is predeceased by her husband, Floyd (2006); son, Robert (2001); brothers, Richard, Donald and Leon Williams; and sisters, Dorothy, Ethel, and Evelyn. Florence is survived by her daughter, Nancy Boyd of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, William (Donna) Boyd of Wellsburg, NY, Jon Boyd of Elmira, NY, and Mellissa (Mike) Dildine of Elmira Heights, NY; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Marian (William) Crawford, Mildred (Philip) Welch; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call on Sunday, June 28, 2009, from 2-3 p.m. at the Athens First Presbyterian Church, 622 ½ South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral and committal services will follow at the church at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Nelson Kopatz officiating. Arrangements are under the care of the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., Athens, PA. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Apalachin, NY at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Florence's memory to: Athens First Presbyterian Church, 622 ½ South Main Street, Athens, PA 18810.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/26/2009

M. Lucile Lewis, 76, of Williamsport, PA, died Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at the Williamsport Hospital. She was born Oct. 5, 1932, in the Town of Veteran, NY, the daughter of Sherman A. and Alta Irene Browne Wilson. She is pre-deceased by the love of her life, Ken Ames of Williamsport, with whom she is now reunited. Lucile is survived by her loving relatives, daughter, Constance M. Kunze (Kurtis); and granddaughter, Nichole; stepson, Kevin Ames (Lisa), both of Montoursville; sister, Alta Irene Conkrite, Town of Veteran, NY; nephew, David (Linda) Conkrite, McGraw, NY; nieces, Joy Bates, Elmira, NY, Patricia (Anthony) Messina, Springwater, NY. She will also be greatly missed by her Williamsport family, Noel, Donna, Judy and Nancy. Lucile enjoyed a long career as a psychiatric nurse clinician at St Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, later retiring from Susquehanna Health Center in Williamsport, PA. She enjoyed reading, doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles, traveling, cooking and baking. Family suggests memorial contributions can be made in Lucile's memory to the SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701. A graveside service will be held at noon Saturday, June 27, 2009, at Wildwood Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by the Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd. "A Life Celebration Home," 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, PA 17701.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/27/2009

Age 90, of Watkins Road in Horseheads, formerly of Painted Post, NY died Sunday, June 7, 2009, at Bethany Manor. Born in Corning, NY on August 16, 1918, she was the daughter of Otto and Hattie (Sparks) Wilson. She married Courtney Burrell on July 15, 1939 in Coopers Plains. She retired from Corning Glass Works in 1981 where she had served as a sales analyst. She was a graduate of Northside High School (1936). She was a member of Women of the Moose in Corning, and from 1992-93, served as Grand Regent for the United States and Canada, based in Mooseheart, IL. Lillian was a member of the American Legion, the Amaranths, and the Order of Eastern Star. Her survivors include her husband of 69 years, Courtney Burrell; a daughter, Carol (Dr. Donald) Rubin of Corning; grandchildren, Kaili (Frank) Pelzer of San Francisco, CA, Dr. Richard (Elise) Rubin of Rochester, Jill (Zachary) Hummel of New York City, Matthew (Cece) Rubin of West Lake Village, CA; great-grandchildren, Sophia, Alexa, Tristan, Kerrigan, and Stefan; several nieces and nephews. Lillian was predeceased by two brothers, Chauncey and Kenneth Wilson. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, June 11th, from 1-2 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning, where funeral services will follow calling hours at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Murhl Howland officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Knoll Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, NY 14609-5896.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/9/2009

? Hattie Blackwell
Hattie M. Blackwell of Morris, Pa., died May 25, 2009.  She was a former Secretary/Treasurer and Zoning officer of Pine Twp. At her request, there will be no services. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA.

Yes, farewell to a “Grand Dame.” We will miss you dear lady – trust we know you gave it the best!  There is so many of us that remember all the wonderful trips we took- The “Ramblers” we were called, a club she loved- and she made every trip worthwhile and “her people” came first. Dear Hattie, and she was known with her cute walk and her high heels- after a few years it went low heels and then flats.   Hattie and Alice Bradley were friends from, a way back, they loved one another like sisters- and got along as such.  On one of the trips we were on I loved them arguing who was going first! Dear Alice went first and must have called Hattie, its not too long Alice left us.  Our prayers, our thoughts are with you dear, “Hattie Blackwell.” I know you will be mentioned in so many conversations for a long time- Remembering all the wonderful trips we take, only because a dear lady friend wanted to share her adventures with us.  If there is a bus, Hattie will be planning a “trip.” Peace dear Hattie.
Lillian VanCampen -  Morris


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