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ALEXANDER - Lloyd, [SRGP 84996] 41, Covington tax collector, died Monday, Aug. 2 at his home in Covington following a long illness. Born in Liberty, he was the son of John and Cora Messner Alexander. A veteran of World War II, he served in the Pacific theater. He was employed on the maintenance staff of the Covington Joint School until illness forced his resignation some time ago. Besides his parents he is survived by his wife, the former Luva Cleveland, a teacher in the Covington school; one brother, Cameron of Liberty; one niece and two nephews. Funeral services were held yesterday at the Mt. Zion Church in Sebring. Rev. Clifton Dowson officiating. - Wellsboro Gazette, August 5, 1954

BEDENK - JOHNSON, Margaret Bedenk
Age 77, formerly of Elmira, NY died Tuesday, November 17, 2009. She is survived by husband Wilbur; children, Mark Lembeck, Joseph Lembeck, Sarah (Stuart) Winter, Matthew (Jamie) Johnson; 11 grandchildren; brother, Jerald Bedenk. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 10 am St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church 12735 W. 58th Ave. Arvada, CO. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association 455 Sherman St. Ste 500, Denver, CO 80203.  Published in Star-Gazette on November 22, 2009

Age 76, of Elmira Heights, NY, died peacefully on Monday, November 23, 2009, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Mr. Berggren was born in Elmira Heights, NY, the son of the late Andrew and Lola Starner Berggren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Frances Brown and Bernice Redner; and a brother, Alonzo Berggren. His survivors include several nieces and nephews and a good friend of many years, Bernard Kotch. Mr. Berggren was an Army veteran of the Korean War and retired from Thatcher Glass in Elmira Heights, NY. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. At his request, there will be no calling hours. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY.  Published in Star-Gazette on November 24, 2009

Marie Bolf Marple, age 64, of 20660 Southwest 83rd Place, Dunnellon, Florida, died May 14, 1984 at her home. She was born in 1920 in Cardiff, New Jersey. Mrs. Marple was also formerly of Roseville. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Rowland of Dunnellon, Florida; four sons, George Marple of Gainesville, Florida, Kenneth Marple of Sylvania, Pa., Jack of Elyris, Ohio and Robert of Virginia Beach, Virginia, two daughters, Marie Henninger of Mansfield and Edith Hulslander of Bucks County, Pa.; four sisters, Katherine Baldwin of Sommers Point, New Jersey; Lillian Gunther of Carter, New Jersey; Margaret Reed of Coatsville and Theresa Crane of Wagontown; two brothers, Andrew Bolf of Wagontown and Edward Bolf of Orlando, Florida and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Friday, May 18, at 2 p.m. at the Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Dunnellon, Florida. Arrangements were made by Roberts Funeral Home.

BORDEN Ronald G. "Lucky"
Age 74 of Horseheads, NY died on Monday November 9, 2009. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Funeral Services on Sunday November 15, 2009 at 2 PM at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. A more complete notice will appear in Saturday's Edition.  Published in Star-Gazette on November 13, 2009

Ronald G. Borden, 74, of Horseheads, died Monday, Nov. 9, 2009.  He was a draftsman for Shephard-Nile Crane & Hoist Corp. in Montour Falls.  Survivors include, his wife, Flora Fatkova Borden; a son, Ronald G. Borden II of Watsonville, Calif; a brother, Kenneth W. Borden of Hesperia, Calif.; two sisters, Lorraine Green of Elmira and Bonnie Tucker of South Mills, N.C.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., the Rev. Mari Rockwell officiating.

BRYDEN Julie, a kind and gentle soul, now rests peacefully in the arms of her Savior. She leaves an empty void in a large family that loved her deeply and will always remember her.  Julie K. Bryden, 38, of Owego, N.Y. died on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009. Julie is survived by her parents: Margaret (Peg) and Pastor Gary Bryden of Rome, Pa; Peter J. Haahr of Owego; her husband Levi Seeldraeyers of Ghent, Belgium; siblings: Terri and Tim Bowell of Willow Springs, N.C., Eric and Jill Bryden of Towanda, Pa., Scott and Kim Bryden of Bossier City, La., Karen and Pastor Jason Laudermilch of Herrickville, Pa., Brian Bryden and Sarah Blair of Owego, N.Y., Andrew Bryden of Grantham, Pa., Peter M. Haahr of Endicott, N.Y., Nicole E. Haahr of Holden, Mass., Melissa A. and Patrick M. Haahr of Owego, N.Y.; paternal grandmother: Sophie Haahr of N. Syracuse, N.Y.; nieces and nephews: Bryann, Ciera, Porcelina, Darcy, Brittany, Kyrié, Kemuel, Blessing, Zion, Faith and Nehemiah; several aunts, uncles, cousins also survive.  Julie was born on Jan. 28, 1971 in Binghamton, N.Y. She was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School class of 1989. During her school years, Julie actively participated in SCAMPS gymnastics in Owego and received a medal in state competitions. Following graduation, Julie attended Penn State University where she received her degree in Architectural Design and a Bachelor of Architecture. She later transferred to Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium and received her undergraduate and master's degree in philosophy. Julie, who had a quick and lively wit, loved to spend time outdoors, enjoyed drawing and being with her family.  Funeral services for Julie will be held on Friday, Aug. 28, 2009 at 7 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols with her brother-in-law, Pastor Jason Laudermilch, officiating. Interment will be held at the families convenience. A period of visitation and time for sharing memories will be held on Friday from 5 p.m. until the time of the service. Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society in her memory.  "Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I."   Stufin Funeral Home obit.  NOTE: This obit also appeared in the Towanda Daily Review, 27 August 2009.  Julie was buried at the family in a cemetery they started at the time of her death.

CENKNER - Jonnathon A. Cenkner, 22, died Sunday in Palatka, Fla., due to heart complications.  He was born in Statesboro, Ga., on March 18, 1987. Jonnathon was a 2005 graduate of Newsome High School in Valrico, Fla. After high school he joined the United States Navy on Dec. 13, 2005, and served as a Third Class Electrician for four years. He served on the USS Harpers Ferry LSD49 and the USS Simpson FFG56. His decorations included the Navy/Marine Corp Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, the Expert Pistol Marksmanship Award, and various service awards. He enjoyed traveling, hunting, and bowling.  He was preceded in death by: his grandfather, Edgar L. BEASLEY; his maternal grandmother, Joyce V. BUNTING; his aunt, Linda Ryan; and his step-father, Johnny NOBLES.  Survivors include: his father, Paul Cenkner of Taylors, S.C.; his mother and step-father, Florence and Stephen JOYCE of Towanda, Pa.; his sister, Laura Cenkner of Bristol, Pa.; two brothers, Donald Cenkner of Ft. Bragg, N.C., and Nicholas Cenkner of Towanda, Pa.; his paternal grandmother, Martha A. Beasley of Taylors, S.C.; his paternal grandfather, Donald (Faye) Cenkner of Dublin, Ga.; his maternal grandparents, John W. and Brenda BUNTING of Bristol, Pa.; aunts and uncles, Leann C. and Jimmy Barnwell of Statesboro, David and Pam Cenkner of Charleston, S.C., Lillian and Wentzel Briar of Towanda, Pa., Carl and Donna Hoilman of Virginia Beach, Va., and Ronald Ryan of Tyrone, Pa.; and numerous cousins.  Visitation will be held from 1:30-4 p.m. Saturday at Hodges-Moore Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Hodges-Moore Funeral Home with Chaplain Justin B. Top, L.T.J. G. USN officiating. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Navy Marine Corp Society, 875 North Randolph St. Suite 225, Arlington, VA 22203, or visit in memory of Jonnathon A. Cenkner.  Please visit the online memorial at to sign the guestbook and share your thoughts and fond memories with the Cenkner family.  Hodges-Moore Funeral Home of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements. 12 Nov. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

CARNER - Gene "Skip" Robert Carner, 76, of Overton Township, New Albany R.D. 2, died on Nov. 8, 2009, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  He was born on Feb. 2, 1933, in New Albany, Pa., a son of the late Lawrence and Ethel (BAKER) Carner.  On Sept. 26, 1959, he married for the former Catherine SHRIMP in Dushore, Pa. He and Catherine had celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  Prior to his retirement he was employed as a Supervisor/Road Master for Overton Township, giving them 36 years of service.  He has lived his entire lifetime in the New Albany area. He loved fishing, farming, gardening, being and working outdoors, and enjoyed joking around.  He leaves surviving his wife, Catherine Carner, at home; his half-sister, Reta GREGORY, of Sayre, Pa.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by half-brothers and sisters: George, Harry, Francis, Louis, Grace, James McCarty, Helen Middaugh, and Ruth Avery.  Private family services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, Pa.  Interment will immediately follow in Reformed Cemetery in Overton, Pa.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Dushore Fire and Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 1, Dushore, PA 18614. 10 Nov. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

CARRIER Alan Floyd
Alan Floyd Carrier of Ovid joined his lifelong sweetheart and dance partner, Rebecca, in God's embrace Sunday, November 22, 2009, the date of their 67th wedding anniversary. Al, 88, died of pneumonia at Schuler Hospital following knee replacement surgery in Rochester. Rebecca died five years before, and Al spoke her name every day after. Alan was born October 2, 1921 in Elmira, the third of five children to Carrie and Floyd Carrier. A child of the Great Depression, he attended Horseheads High School. Unable to serve in World War II because of punctured eardrums, he worked at the Eclipse factory while courting Rebecca Conklin, providing her both rides home and white stockings during her nurse training at Arnot Ogden Hospital. They were married November 22, 1942. In 1950, they bought a 100-acre chicken farm outside Catharine, and plunged into remodeling the old house, raising three children, James, Priscilla and Douglas, while tirelessly volunteering at church, school, Grange, 4-H, and countless community events and groups in Catharine, Odessa and Montour Falls. Their home was filled with music around an upright piano played by Rebecca. Al sang old standards and hymns, and barbershop harmony. They danced across the Southern Tier, square, round and ballroom, a tradition that widower Al continued at Wagner's Winery on summer Friday nights. They also traveled the U.S., camping with their kids, visited Japan, and rode the Delta Queen. The farm was home to reunions and gatherings, trips to the woods, tree-planting, gardening and a lifestyle that was rich without money. After retirement they sold the farm and moved to Ovid to be near Priscilla. Al was proud of his college-educated children and their families, and of his work as a union crane operator throughout western New York. He was an active member of the Operating Engineers, Rochester Local 832, and taught crane school. On many Sundays he drove his young family on sight-seeing trips to see jobs where he had set steel. They included a nuclear power plant in Sodus, a Corning Glass office, multiple bridges on U.S. 17, the footbridge over the Cornell gorge, and a high-rise apartment building in Elmira where he first operated a sky-crane. A strong and inventive handyman, Al helped each of his children build and remodel homes for their families. A man of few words, Al taught by example what it meant to be honest, hard-working, tolerant and supportive, a Christian husband, father and man. A provider without pretense, he was always there for his wife, family and friends. Alan is survived by his sister and brother, Wilma Carlton of Alpine and Richard of Horseheads; his three children, James of Madison, WI, Priscilla Smalser of Ovid, and Douglas of Hornell; and their spouses, Trish O'Kane, Phil Smalser and Melody Carrier; five grandchildren include, Amy Carrier, Carrie and Robert Smalser, Jessie Carrier Broucek and Elizabeth Carrier. Al was also "Papa," the great-grandfather to Thomas Smalser. In the last years of his life, Al spent much time with his generous and watchful neighbor, Ron Sterling. A celebration of Al Carrier's life will be held Friday, November 27, at 2 p.m. at Catharine Methodist Church, County Road 14 in Catharine. All are welcome to the service and fellowship to follow. Arrangements are under the direction of Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Odessa, NY.   Published in Star-Gazette on November 24, 2009

CLAYPOOL - Betty J. Clark 76 of 315 Stevenson St., Sayre died on Saturday October 24, 2009 at Ashton Health Care Facility, Athens Pa.  Betty was born on July 28, 1933 in Sayre the daughter of the late Clarence and VESTA Claypool.  Betty is survived by her sons Joe and family, Kevin, John, and Scott Clark.  Honoring Betty's wishes there will be no calling hours or services.  Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Blauvelt Funeral Home 625 Broad St., Waverly NY.  (Betty was born July 28, 1933 in Sayre, PA).

CRAFT Faith R. Craft
23, of Knoxville, died Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, at her home.  Faith was born Jan. 18, 1986, in New York City, N.Y., a daughter of William and Judith Anderson Craft.  She attended the Knoxville Yoked Church, and the Martha Lloyd School. Faith is survived by her parents, William and Judith Craft; four brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Andrea Craft of Denton, Texas, Michael and Tiffany Craft of West Hampton, N.J., David and Melissa Craft of East Hampton, N.J., Derrick Craft of West Hampton, N.J.; two sisters, Jala Craft and Dinaija Craft, both of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews.  In keeping with the family's wishes, there will be no services. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family. Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from November 17 to November 24, 2009

CROSETTO Kathryn Floy Crosetto Sefchick
of Aiken, S.C. and formerly of Bellefonte, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.  She was born on March 1, 1936, to the late Frances Husted Crosetto and John Roger Crosetto of Wellsboro. She was a 1954 graduate of Wellsboro High School and a 1958 graduate of Rollins College, Florida. In 1959 she married William Sefchick, in Clarence. Prior to starting a family, she was an elementary school teacher. She and William moved to Bellefonte in 1966 and for several years she worked as a teacher's aide at Bellefonte High School. After her husband's death in 1974, she enrolled in South Hills Business School, and began a 23 year career at Penn State University. While at Penn State, she worked in the Department of Mineral Economics, the Office of Special Events, and in the Dean's Office of Health and Human Development.  Kay enjoyed singing as a former member of the Sweet Adelines. She was a fan of Penn State football and women's volleyball. Mostly she enjoyed being with her family, especially her grandchildren, of whom she was very proud. She will be remembered as a kind, loving mother, grandmother, and friend to all.  She is survived by her son, William Sefchick and his wife Shelia, of Pelham, N.Y.; her daughter, Mary Sefchick Frei, and her husband Wayne, of Aiken, S.C.; grandchildren, Liam and Evan Sefchick, Will Connor, Katie Lane, Caroline and Kyle Frei. She is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Beverly Crosetto of Wellsboro and Springfield Hill, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Margaret Stemple; brother-in-law, Jim Sefchick, and several nieces and nephews.  A funeral mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 27, at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Aiken. Honorary pallbearers will be the grandchildren. The family will receive friends after the service in Smith Hall. George Funeral Home & Cremation Center is assisting the family. A Funeral Mass and interment will take place at a later date at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Bellefonte.  If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 134 E. Bishop St, Bellefonte, Pa. 16823 or to a local chapter of the American Heart Association .  Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from November 24 to December 1, 2009

DANQUE - McCAULEY, Marise E. Danque Northcote
Age 78, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully Friday, November 13, 2009, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Marise was born on October 8, 1931 in Carbondale, PA, daughter of the late Francis and Louise (VonBeck) Danque. Survivors include her daughters, Tari (Michael) Buchholz of Elmira and Elizabeth (Darin) Reese of Las Vegas, NV; sons, Joseph (Kathy Strauss) McCauley of Rochester, NY, Timothy (Marlens Curi) McCauley of Orlando, FL and Richard McCauley of Elmira; sister, Elva (Charles) Ross of Orlando, FL; grandchildren, Loretta, Heather, Molly, Joslyn, Benjamin and Stephen; great-grandchildren, Joey, Jericho, Casion and Nathan. Marise was predeceased by her husbands, Rodney Northcote in 1951 and Joseph McCauley in 1972; son, Robert McCauley in 2004. A memorial service will be held for Marise at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Marise can be made to the American Cancer Society
Published in Star-Gazette on November 15, 2009

DEPOTO - Joseph "Joe" DePoto II, 67, beloved husband, father and grandfather, died on Monday, Nov. 16, 2009.  Joe was married to his wife, Sharon ROSS DePoto, for 45 years and they made their home in Wilmot Township, Pa.  Originally from Harrison, N.J., Joe was a strong, quiet man who loved his wife, family, sports and his land. He spent countless hours maintaining his property and doing wood working, even after a stroke left him unable to use one side of his body.  Joe had four children: Sharon DePoto Smith of Camptown, Pa., Joseph DePoto III of Elizabethtown, Pa., Denise DePoto of Camptown, Pa., and Lori Ann DePoto Purnell of Allentown, Pa.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy and Joseph DePoto, and his sister Dorothy Pacheco.  He is survived by: his loving wife Sharon Ross DePoto; his daughter Sharon DePoto Smith and her three children, Degan, Taylor and Bailey; his son Joseph DePoto III, his wife Lori Baker DePoto, and their two children, Karyn and Sydney; his daughter Denise DePoto and her two children, Jordan and Danelle Salsman; and his daughter Lori Ann DePoto Purnell, her husband Linwood Purnell II, and two children, Jacob and Joshua; his brother John DePoto; and his sister Josephine Troiano.  Joe will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.  Friends and family are invited to call from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009, at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa. Funeral services will be private on Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, in the McHenry Funeral Home, with the Rev. Patricia Newhart, pastor of Beaver Meadows, officiating.  In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848; in memory of Mr. Joseph DePoto.  18 Nov. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

DOWNEY - Betty D. HAMILTON, 82, of Painted Post, NY, died Monday, November 23, 2009 at Founders Pavilion, Corning, NY.  Born September 1, 1927, in Ulysses, PA, she was the daughter of Robert and Amelia Pollock Downey.  On July 23, 1947, in Ellisburg, PA, she married Bernard R. Hamilton, who survives.  She was employed by Corning, Inc. for 20 years.  Betty was a member of the First Baptist Church of Painted Post.  She enjoyed camping at the Downey family homestead in Ulysses.  Surviving besides her husband, Bernard, are:  three daughters, Connie (Michael DeLorenzo) Hamilton of New Britain, CT, Sharon (David) Sadler of Vernon, CT, and Pamela (James King) Folmar of Corning;  two sons, Dennis Hamilton of Lawrenceville, PA and David (Lacinda) Hamilton of Painted Post;  eleven grandchildren;  two great-grandchildren;  a sister, Doris Kelly of Waynesboro, PA;  a sister-in-law, Sharon Downey of Ulysses;  a brother-in-law, William K. Hamilton of Ulysses;  several nieces and nephews;  and special friends, Dorothy Gullo and Janet Miller.  She was predeceased by two brothers, Roger P. Downey and James L. Downey.  Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, on Friday, November 27th from 12:00--2:00 PM, with Funeral Services at 2:00 PM.  The Rev. Gary McCaslin will officiate.  Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.  A memorial luncheon will be held at the First Baptist Church, 130 West Water Street in Painted Post, NY on Saturday, November 28th at 12:00 noon.  All friends are welcome.  Memorials may be made to the Founders Pavilion Building Fund, 205 E. First St., Corning, NY 14830.   Corning Leader - November 25, 2009

EDDY Reverend Harold Sr.
Of Genesee Park Boulevard, Rochester, died peacefully Sunday, November 22, 2009, surrounded by his loving family at Highland Hospital. Harold was born on October 29th, 1937, the son of the late Dayton Eddy and Laura Farmer Eddy. Graduating in 1956 from Warsaw Central School, Harold moved to Johnson City to attend Baptist Bible Seminary. Obtaining his B.A. in Theology, Harold ministered at Thurston Christian Church and Lebanon Springs, West Edmonston, Millport and Mt. Washington Baptist Churches. A lover of all sports, Harold was an especially dedicated New York Yankees fan. He enjoyed working with his hands and he was hard working, caring and a loving father and husband. Harold was liked by all who met him. He is survived by his wife, Lucille L. Bolt whom he married on August 6th, 1960; one son, Harold (Sarah) Eddy Jr. of Gainesville, G.A.; three daughters, Colleen M. and Nicole Eddy of Rochester and Michelle (Thomas) DeRemer of Tunkhannock PA; two sisters, Shirley (Dean) LaForce of Johnson City, NY and Katherine (Richard) Blanc of Dallas, TX; two granddaughters, Jessica DeRemer and Sofia Eddy; as well as several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by a son, Stephen; and a daughter, Laureen. Services for Harold will be private at the convenience of the family. Burial will take place in the Hermitage Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Baptist missionaries Rev. and Mrs. Bloomberg also Rev. and Mrs. Howell both at 3617 SW 19th St., Okeechobee, FL 34974.  Published in Star-Gazette on November 26, 2009

ELLERS - Malcolm L. Sonny Ellers, 65, of 42 Dodge Ave. Waverly, N.Y. died peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009 surrounded by his loving family.  Sonny was born on July 26, 1944. He was the son of the late Malcolm and Margaret MCCLOE Ellers. He served in the United States Navy and was retired for General Electric in Elmira, N.Y. He was a member of the North Waverly Chapel in Waverly, Masonic Lodge Chemung Valley-Waverly Lodge No. 350 Fand AM. Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 1490 in Waverly, and the American Legion Post 492 in Waverly.  Sonny was married to Dorla (Dee)VAN NORMAN on September 28 1991 in front of the retired Justice of the Peace Jack Ellis. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and known as Uncle Sonny to many.  Sonny is survived by his wife of 18 years Dorla (Dee) VanNorman Ellers at home; former wife and special friend Georgiana Ellers of Waverly; daughters Pam and (Bill) Lahar of North Fort Myers, Fla.; daughter Collette Ellers and (Tim Cole) of Barton, N.Y.; son Bruce Floyd and (Allegra) of Barton; son James and Barbara Canning of West Palm Beach, Fla;ex-daughter-in-law Lori Floyd of Smithboro, N.Y.; Sonny is also survived by his many grandchildren, great grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and many cousins and a special nephew Tim and Bridgette VanNorman and their two children and his cat Socks; three brothers: Ronald and Joyce Ellers of Sayre, Richard (Rabbit) Ellers of Sayre, Joseph and  Doris Ellers of Auburn, N.Y.; four sisters: Yvonne and the late Ralph Ward of Sayre, Lana and  Ken Wolcott of Sayre, Mar and  Mike Zepp of Elmira, NY., Dottie McCarty of Waverly.  Sonny was predeceased by parents Malcolm and  Margaret (McCloe) Ellers, Russell (Butch) Ellers, Raymond Ellers, Robert Ellers, Geraldine Ann Ellers and Baby Boy Ellers. Sonny was so full of life and always gave so much of himself to others he will be greatly missed. in lieu of flowers memorials maybe directed to Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Rd., Waverly NY 14892.  A time for gathering with family and friends will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009 at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, N.Y. The celebration of Sonny’s life will follow the visitation with the Rev. Edgar Manns honoring his memory at noon.  05 Nov. 2009, Sayre Morning Times.

ENGLISH - Merton A. English, MD, DO, 76, one time physician to President Woodrow Wilson, died in his sleep at his home, 6 E. Kirke St., Chevy Chase, Sunday night, July 24, 1954. Dr. English was one of the foremost osteopaths in the Washington area. He often visited his sister here, Mrs. Arch Wilcox, now deceased. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Cal. Merton A. English, Jr., of 11 Grafton St., Chevy Chase, and John Jarvis English of Woodacres, Md., and two daughters, Mrs. Robert Ginesi of 104 Oxford St., Chevy Chase and Mrs. Winton Elliott of Bronxville, NY. Also surviving are a sister, Irene Goodwin of Vestal, NY; and nine grandchildren. Dr. English was honored recently at the National Convention of Osteopaths in Toronto where he was presented with a citation and made an honorary member of the National Osteopathic Association. He was buried from his home Wednesday. Interment took place in Rock Creek Cemetery. - Mansfield Advertiser, August 1954

81, of Sweet Valley died peacefully Thursday, November 19th, at his home, with his loving wife Pat at his side. Born April 21, 1928, he was the son of the late Arthur and Elma Harris Fetterman. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a Tradesman/Carpenter at the State Correctional Institution at Dallas. Bill fully enjoyed his retirement years fishing and making bi-annual trips to Canada, always in a new vehicle. He had a quick wit and was loved by all who knew him. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving during the Korean War. He was preceded in death by sisters, Velma Smith and Lillian Fisher. Surviving are his wife, the former Patricia McConnell; sons, William R. and wife, Cathie, Dallas and Ronald P., Dallas; stepchildren, Joanne Krajk, Philadelphia, Cindy Mitchell and husband, Joe Rassmussen, Mansfield, Chris Walls, Covington, Teri Mitchell, Wellsboro, Larry Mitchell and wife, Sue, Middleburg Center, Kate Aungst and husband, Guyle, Pine Grove, Julie Mitchell and husband, R.J., Wellsboro, Patti Coolidge and husband, Chuck, Wellsboro; brother, Robert A. Fetterman, Wilkes-Barre; numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews and his faithful dog, Dutch. Funeral Services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home, 140 N. Main Street, Shavertown. Reverend Roger Griffith, Pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Dallas will officiate. Interment will be made in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas. Friends may call Sunday from 2 p.m. until time of services. The family wishes to acknowledge the staff of Erwin Hospice, Kingston, for all the care and support during this difficult time.   Published in Star-Gazette on November 21, 2009

GATES - Philip E. Gates, 60, of South Waverly, Pa., died on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, at home.  He was born on July 30, 1949, in Towanda, Pa., the son of Paul "Bud" and Charlotte MADDEN Gates.  Phil was an avid Penn State fan and received a bachelor's degree from the university on an ROTC scholarship. He served in the Vietnam War. He was currently employed at Leprino Foods as a Shipping and Materials Manager for more than 25 years. He was a Pa. Farm Preservation Board Officer, member of the Friends of Gettysburg National Park, a lifetime member of Penn State Alumni, a member of Chemung County Living History Society, and a member of the Sayre Redskins Club. He was an avid gardener and a collector of Gettysburg Civil War books. He was also a past member of most of the veteran's organizations. Phil was a Little League umpire for Athens, Sayre and Towanda areas.  He was predeceased by his father, Bud, and his twin brother Paul.  Phil is survived by: his wife Belinda of 27 years, at home; children Tom and Becca Gates of New Orleans, La., Doug Gates of Meshoppen, Pa., Lacey (Lacey Lou) Gates of Camp Hill, Pa., Kimberly "Berly" Gates of South Waverly, Pa., Misty Doane and Jessie McClain of Barton, N.Y., and Windy and Ken Raupers of Athens, Pa.; grandchildren Blake and Brady Gates, Robbie, Josiah, Jordan, and Ariana Lesser; siblings Barbara and Lee Brobst of Orlando, Fla., and Diane and Jack Hagadorn of Towanda, Pa.; nephew Jeremy Kring; niece Elizabeth Hagadorn; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; best friends Randy Donovan and Shawn Bentley; and faithful companion Zaeda.  Friends and family may call from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Mark Watters officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Family and friends are encouraged to wear college sports attire.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Sayre Redskins Club, c/o Connie Guiles, 333 W. Lockhart St., Sayre, Pa., or to the Lowery Funeral Home for funeral expenses at P.O. Box 191, Athens, PA 18810.  17 Nov. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

GERNER - Charles H. Gerner, Galeton RD1, was killed Thursday afternoon, July 29, 1954, when a tree fell on him near Windsor, NY. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Margaret Winters Gerner; a son and a daughter, Charles and Theresa, at home; three sister, Mrs. Carl Beacker, Carter, Mrs. Fred Thompson and Miss Elizabeth Gerner, Salamanca, NY; three brothers, Frank, Port Allegheny, and Peter and Theodore, Germania. Funeral services were held on Sunday with Rev. James L. Holliday officiating. Burial was at Yochum Hill cemetery, near Germania, PA. - Mansfield Advertiser, August 1954

GLINKIN - Ronald H. Glinkin, 73, of Sayre, Pa., died on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009 at his home.  He was predeceased by his wife, Elsie Glinkin and is survived by his daughters, Kathy Glinkin, Mass., Patti and Timothy Evans of Massachusetts; two grandchildren, Curtis and Jessica; a sister, Lorraine Gambino, New Jersey. Ronald retired from Endicott Precision.  Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, from the Coleman and Daniels Funeral Home Inc., 300 E. Main St., Endicott, N.Y., with the Rev. Caswell A. Reeves, Pastor of the Heritage Baptist Church, Campville, N.Y., officiating. The family will receive their friends from 3-5 p.m. on Wednesday at the Funeral Home.  10 Nov. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

GORDON - Norma VanEtten died on November 23rd at home with the love and support of her family surrounding her. She was born in Elmira Heights on June 15, 1921 to Jake and Genevieve Gordon, She grew up in a poor family in the midst of the great depression.  Despite periods of homelessness and a host of other obstacles Norma stayed in school, graduating from Thomas Edison High School in 1939.  Norma met Kenneth VanEtten at a square dance and afterward told her sister, “I just met the man I’m going to marry”. She became Mrs. Norma VanEtten on Sept. 3rd, 1939.  The couple’s first home was in the cellar of a house owned by Kenneth’s sister, Thelma. They eventually inherited the house and moved upstairs, renovating and adding on as their family grew. Norma had two boys to care for when her husband was called to active duty in the US Army during World War II. Upon his return he became an apprentice engraver at Steuben Glass while Norma operated the Soda Bar on Main Street in Gibson.  Norma was famous in Gibson for her baked beans, which were always requested for pot-luck dinners and family parties. She used to say, “I never could bake a good pie”, but her beans were delicious.  Ken and Norma VanEtten grew up in an age when there were no social welfare agencies to help people who were as poor at they were. Through sheer effort and hard work they were able to hold onto each other and build the kind of home life they never experienced when they were young. Norma raised six children in the house on Cowan Avenue and made sure they lived in a clean and healthy home, surrounded by love.  There was always extra room at the table for the steady stream of kids that came through her house and she became a surrogate mother to many children and “Aunt Norma” to many others.  Norma VanEtten is survived by son Gordon and his wife Pat of Caton, son Terry and his wife Gail of Advance, North Carolina, son Stanley and his wife Rachel of Mt. Holly, North Carolina, son Kenneth and his wife Jennifer of Gibson, daughter Penne Easton and her husband David of Rochester, and daughter Margie Smith and her husband Andy of Horseheads, step-sister Bea Anne Butcher of Horseheads, 16 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. She was pre-deceased by her husband Kenneth VanEtten, sister Phyllis Kosloski, and sister Ruth Deats.   Corning Leader - November 25, 2009

HARTMAN - VAN KEUREN, Debra Ann (Hartman) "Debby"
Age 55 of Bessemer, Alabama. Formerly of Elmira, died October 29th 2009. Debby is preceded by her brother, Theodore Earl Hartman Jr. in 1966; son, Kenneth Theodore Hartman in 1996; and her father, Theodore Earl Hartman in 1998. She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Stuart Lee Van Keuren; daughter, Brandy Lynn (Hartman) Lewis; grand-daughter, Rosie Marie Fowler, all of Bessemer, AL; mother, Patricia Ann (Cady) Hartman of Elmira; sisters, Judith (Michael) Mros of Rochester, NY and Susan Draxler (Mike Vallimont); brothers, Russell Hartman and Joseph Hartman, all of Elmira, NY; special niece and nephews, Latasha (Wayne) Hostrander, Leonard Fenton III and Theodore Earl Hartman III, all of Corning, NY; many uncles, aunts and cousins. A memorial will be held in her honor, Saturday, November 28th 2009, at 1:00 p.m. at VFW Post 901, 113 Keefe St, Elmira, NY.  Published in Star-Gazette from November

HAVENS - LaVerne H. Havens, Jr., 66, of Athens, Pa., died unexpectedly the evening of Thursday, Nov. 5, at his home. He was born Dec. 10, 1942, son of the late Laverne Havens, Sr. and Julia HALL Havens, of Sayre, Pa.   Vern graduated from Sayre High School in the class of 1961 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1961 to 1965 in the Mediterranean Fleet and was part of the blockade in the Cuban Missile Crisis. He graduated from Broome Community College and began working at IBM and then Lockheed Martin in Owego, N.Y. where he was an employee for 39 years before retiring in 2004. Vern was an avid fisherman and liked working on remodeling projects around his home. His favorite hobby was spending time with his grandchildren and shopping on Ebay for a variety of quirky items.  Vern is survived by his beloved wife, Lucy; his two daughters, Michelle and Neil Charlton of Sterling, Va. and Christine and Andrew Hafer of Owego, N.Y.; granddaughter Julia and grandsons Beckett and Alec; and his brother Douglas and his wife Diana of Athens, Pa., brother Harry and his wife Pat of Waverly, sister Jane and huband Lee Wark of Sayre, and brother Mark Havens of Port Canaveral, Fla. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins as well as his aunts, Martha Adams and Pat Hall, and sister-in-law, Shirley Short, and brothers-in-law, Bob and Nolan Short.  A gathering of family and friends will be held on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home 625 Broad St., Waverly.  Funeral services will be private.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions in Vern's memory be made to Stray Haven, 194 Shephard Road, Waverly, NY and Ti-Ahwaga Community Players, 42 Delphine Street, Owego, NY 13827.  7 Nov. 2009, Sayre Morning Times.

HEFFNER Durwood E. "Woody"
Age 73, of Main St., Coopers Plains died Friday, November 20, 2009 at home with his family by his side. He was born August 2, 1936 in Corning, NY the son of Benjamin and Lillian (Deats) Heffner. He married Lucy "Bea" (Eldred) Heffner on March 16, 1959 in Hornby, NY. Woody was a veteran serving in the US Army. He retired in 1999 from IUOE # 832 as a Operating Engineer with 31 years of service. He was a Lifetime member of the Coopers Plains-Long Acres Fire Department, a member of the Campbell American Legion Post #1279, and the Bath VFW. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Lucy "Bea" Heffner of Coopers Plains; son, Larry (Debra) Heffner of Coopers Plains; daughters, Delores and Cindy of PA; sisters, Jennifer (Brian) Atkinson of Lawrenceville, PA, Mary (Edwin) Steffen of Lawrenceville, PA, Hazel (Butch) Morse of Lawrenceville, PA, Pat VanOrder of Lawrenceville, PA, Lydia (Roger) Stone of Tioga, PA, Janice (Denny) Bliss of Tioga, PA and Marilyn Smith of Lawrenceville, PA; brothers, Steve (Mazie) Heffner of Elkland, PA and Kevin (Rose) Heffner of Lawrenceville; sister-in-law, Joyce Heffner of Lawrenceville, PA and Ivy Heffner of Mansfield, PA; granddaughter, Jessie Zettlemoyer of Coopers Plains; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, sister, Joanne Losinger and brothers, Franklin Heffner, Nolan Heffner, and Phillip Heffner. There will be no calling hours or services. Memorial donations may be made to: The Coopers Plains-Long Acres Fire Department, Southern Tier Hospice or the Guthrie Cancer Center of Corning. Acly-Stover Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.  Published in Star-Gazette on November 22, 2009

HOLMES - Margaret E. Dascher, age 71, of New Albany, Pa., passed way on Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa.  She was born on Dec. 4, 1937, in New York, New York, a daughter of the late James and Elizabeth (LYNCH) Holmes.  Prior to her retirement, she was data base coordinator for Smithkline Beecham Corporation.  She has been a resident of this area since 2000, having moved from the Doylestown and Glenside area.  Margaret had attended St. Peter's Church, in Elkland Township.  She enjoyed being in the outdoors, and gardening.  She is survived by two children, Anthony (Cheryl) Loftus, of Souderton, Pa. and James (Julia) Loftus, Sr., of Mullica Hill, N.J.; and by her two grandchildren, Shannon Loftus, and James Loftus Jr.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by Richard Dascher, (Nov. 13, 2009), and by a sister, Jean Burns.  Memorial services are being arranged in Glenside, Pa.  Local arrangements were made with the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, Pa.  24 Nov. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

HOYT -  Emilie Hoyt Beierling Ferry, 71, died Nov. 15, 2009, from complications of gastric cancer.  This strong woman's indomitable spirit fought bravely and cheerfully through almost four years. Her loved ones especially appreciate that Emilie suffered minimal consequences of that terrible disease almost until her demise.  Emilie lived in San Marino, CA, in the winter and Troy, PA, in the summer. She loved the farm in Northeast Pennsylvania where she spent the past summer celebrating the 7th birthday of her twin grandchildren (the day before Emilie's 71st birthday on Aug. 24), and also her 49th wedding anniversary a week later. She had a good summer.  Emilie is survived by: her husband; two daughters and their husbands; and two grandchildren of her older daughter. Her younger daughter married three weeks ago at home with Emilie and her family close by. The newly-weds continued the celebration of their marriage one week ago at Catalina Island, the long-planned place and date for it.  A memorial service for Emilie will be at noon on Friday, Nov. 20, at the Church of Our Saviour, San Gabriel, CA. Next summer on the farm a celebration party will take place at a time yet to be determined.  Emilie brought charm and a joyful attitude towards life that captivated all who knew her. She will be long remembered. Without her the world is diminished.  17 Nov. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

HUGO - Perry Wayne Hugo, 49, formerly of New Albany, PA, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at his home in Manalapan, NJ, after a brief illness.  Born in Towanda, PA, on July 9, 1960, he was a son of Virginia Hugo and the late Kenneth Hugo.  He graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School, Class of 1978. While in high school, he enjoyed helping out at his Grandpa’s feed mill, “Ivan Hugo Feed Mill” in New Albany.  Immediately following high school, he attended Penn State University, graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering.  After college he was employed at Tobyhanna Army Depot until 1980. Currently, he was employed at Fort Monmouth, NJ. He was the lead engineer to establish the first software defined radio for soldiers, The Soldier Radio Waveform. Perry also established the Joint Tactical Radio System to link soldiers in the field to their units. Perry’s efforts will benefit our soldiers for generations to come.  He was a caring and giving person and loved being around family and friends. He loved to cook, collect recipes, travel and was an avid reader.  Survivors include his mother, Virginia Hugo of New Albany; brother, Sidney Hugo of New Albany; sister and brother-in-law, Tamra and Christopher Hill of Warminster; sister, Tracy Hugo of Phoenix, AZ; several nieces and nephews, Autumn Wells, Quentin and Zachary Hugo, Madalyn and Angelica Karamooz and by many, many friends.  He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Wayne Hugo, and by his nephew, Justin Wells.  A memorial service was held on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 2 p.m. in the New Albany Methodist Church, Front Street, New Albany.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the New Albany Community Library, RR 2, Box 162, New Albany, PA 18833, or the New Albany Methodist Church, RR 2, Box 251, New Albany, PA 18833, in memory of Perry W. Hugo.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore.  12 Nov. 2009, Wyalusing Rocket Courier.

KOBBE - Leonard L. Kobbe Sr., 79, of Elkland Township, New Albany, Pa., died on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, at Williamsport Hospital.  He was born on May 13, 1930, at home in Elkland, a son of the late Ernest A. and Edith (CHAPMAN) Kobbe.  On Feb. 22, 1957, Leonard married the late Virginia SMITH in Dushore. They loved and cared for each other until her death on March 21 of this year.  Leonard was employed by PennDOT as an operator for 30 years until his retirement in 1991. He also worked for McCarty Driscoll Lumber Company and Roscoe Burgess Lumber.  He loved his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed his time spent in the outdoors, and planting and caring for his garden.  Leonard is survived by: his four children, Barbara A. (Clyde) Ryce of Mehoopany, Pa., Bonnie L. Kobbe of Forksville, Pa., Edith B. Spillers of New Albany, Pa., and Leonard L. Kobbe Jr. of New Albany, Pa.; six grandchildren, Timmy, Kevin and Brandi Ryce, Petty Officer Billy L. Spillers, Leonard L. Kobbe III, and Lindsey L. Kobbe; and seven great-grandchildren, Owen, Breanna, Makayla, Destiny, Jovon, Kaylee Blanche, and Jacob Lee.  In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by: a sister, Mertle Keeney; seven brothers, John, Earl, Larue, Mylo, Wilmer, Francis, and an infant brother Willard; and two son-in-laws, Robert Marshall and Billy G. Spillers.  Friends and family are invited to call from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, Pa.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, in St. Peter's Cemetery with the Rev. Darcy Miller, pastor, officiating.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association American Diabetes Association American Diabetes Association American Diabetes Association , Northeast Regional Office, 63 North Frank St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701; or the National Kidney Foundation National Kidney Foundation National Kidney Foundation National Kidney Foundation ; 111 South Independence Mall East, Suite 411, The Philadelphia Bouse Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106-2521, in memory of Leonard L. Kobbe.  20 Nov. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

Of Dwight Ave., Corning, died November 17, 2009, at Corning Hospital. She was born March 23, 1915, in Cleveland, OH, the daughter of Jerry and Janie (Jamison) Koster. She spent most of her life in Corning. She was a graduate of Northside High School Class of 1932. Violet was predeceased by her husband, Elmer Overstrom, on January 4, 2004; son, Jerome Overstrom; brothers, Francis Koster and Gerald Koster; daughter-in-law, Betty Overstom; and son-in-law, George Clarkson. She is survived by a son, Evar (Kathleen) Overstrom of Corning; daughter, Bonita Clarkson of Painted Post and Donna (William L.) Woodruff of Aloha, OR; brothers, Gordon Koster of Hemet, CA and Coral Ferguson of Orange Park, FL; 10 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. At Violet's request, there will be no calling hours or services. Burial will be in Coopers Cemetery, Coopers Plains, NY. Memorial donations may be made to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the charity of one's choice. Acly-Stover Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.  Published in Star-Gazette on November 19, 2009

LIDDIARD Robert Jesse Jr. (Bob)
Robert Jesse Liddiard Jr. died October 29, 2009 in Salt Lake city, Utah. He was born April 5, 1941 to Robert Sr. and Virginia Brooks Liddiard in Elmira, NY. After graduating from Elmira Free Academy in 1958, Bob attended Embry Riddle Aeronautical Institute in Miami, FL and graduated in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in Aeronautical Engineering. His first love was airplanes and his passion was engines. He worked in the Aerospace Industry until his retirement in 1995. Bob was a kind, sensitive, compassionate patriot and dog lover, active in his community. He was recently involved with the Aviation Museum at Hill Air Force Base in UT as Project Coordinator for the B-29 Restoration. Surviving are his wife Maritza Liddiard; children: Robert Jesse Liddiard III, Daniel Steven Liddiard and Timothy Lewis Liddiard; three adopted daughters: Cathy, Sandy and Tracy; seven step children: Ron, Gregg, Jeanine, Sherrie, Curtis, Jamie and Rashell; his younger brother Brooks; many grandchildren, nieces and nephews, as well as his four-legged friends Maxwell, Tigger, Pete and Pierre. Preceded in death by his parents and son Karl David Liddiard. Memorial services were held Saturday, November 7, 2009 at Lindquist's Layton Mortuary, Layton, UT.

LOUCKS Freddy "Fred" Todd
Age 43, of Mansfield, PA, died on Sunday, November 22, 2009, in Rutland Twp., PA. He was born on June 2, 1966 in Rochester, NY, the son of Jerry Thomas Loucks and Lorraine (Davis) Dutton. Fred was employed with Hale Contracting in Horseheads, NY. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing guitar, listening to the radio and Johnny Cash, working in his garage and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers. Fred is survived by a son, Cameron "CJ" ( Kristen) Loucks, a granddaughter, Sayde Jo Loucks, all of Tioga, PA; his mother and step-father, Lorraine and Paul Dutton of Vero Beach, FL, his loving companion Monica Miller and her children, Steven and Mitchell and fiancé (Liz) Miller all of Mansfield, PA; Monica's parents, Elmer and Bonnie Neal of Wellsboro, PA, a brother, Jerry Loucks of Barefoot Bay, FL; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Paula and Andy Harmon of Lawrenceville, PA, Bobbie-Jo Dutton of Vero Beach, FL, Sherry Loucks; a special uncle, David (Evelyn) Dutton of Millerton, PA; four nephews and many friends. Fred was predeceased by his father, Jerry Loucks and his maternal grandparents, William and Evelyn Davis. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will be held immediately following calling hours at 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in Fred's name to the Sayde Jo Loucks Educational Fund, c/o Citizens & Northern Bank, PO Box 489, Tioga, PA 16946.  Published in Star-Gazette from November 23 to November 24, 2009

MANNING - BERLIN, Catherine A.
49, of Bath, NY, died November 17, 2009 at her parents, Tioga, PA home. She was born June 1, 1960 in Corning, NY, the daughter of Robert and Ruth Johns Manning. Catherine was a hairdresser at Magic Hair Styling, Bath. Surviving in addition to her parents of Tioga, are her husband, Daniel of Painted Post, NY; her sister, Susan Edelkamp of Tampa, FL; and a special friend, Charles LaBrake of Canandaigua, NY. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Friday 6-7 p.m. Funeral services will follow there Friday at 7:00 p.m. Burial in Hope Cemetery, Corning, NY.  Published in Star-Gazette on  November 19, 2009

MASLIN - Rose M. Alexander, age 62 of 50 Ranch Road, Waverly, NY died Friday, September 4, 2009 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Born April 4, 1947 in Waverly, New York the daughter of the late Archie and Kathryn Crowley Maslin. Rose was a secretary at St. James School in Waverly, NY and at I.B.M. in Owego, NY as a computer specialist until her illness. She was a graduate of Waverly High School in 1965. Rose is survived by James her husband of 44 years, Son, Greg Alexander(and his friend Christie) of Up-State, NY. Her daughters: Patricia York of Apalachin, NY, Diane (Robert) Stefanik, and Tina Alexander of Waverly, NY. Her grandchildren: Alexandria (Allie) Frutchey of Waverly, NY, Samantha (Sam) Loveless, and Erica York of Apalachin, NY. Sisters: Jean (Lee) Miller, Catherine Maslin, and Margaret Brackin. Several nieces and nephews, Pre-deceased by her brother John W. (Jack) Maslin, sister, Mary Ann Maslin Williams, and her niece Carolyn Temple. Rose enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, race track, casinos, gardening and spending time with her family.  A time for gathering with family and friends will be from 12-2 PM, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY. The celebration of Rose's life will follow the visitation with Hall Moore honoring her memory at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made to: Childrens Miracle Network, C/O Giessinger Medical Center, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, PA 17822.  Blauvelt Funeral Home, Waverly, New York obit.

McENTIRE - BAGLEY, Elizabeth McEntire
Age 90, of Williamsport, formerly of Canton, PA, died on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at the Williamsport Home. Elizabeth, "Betty" to family and friends was born on November 24, 1918, in Williamsport. She was a daughter of the late Harry and Nora (Lake) McEntire and the wife of Raymond Bagley, Sr. After raising her children, Betty earned her Music Education Degree from Mansfield University. She was employed as a music teacher with the Northern Tioga School District for several years. Betty also enjoyed giving music and piano lessons to many young people. She was a member of the Canton Music Club, Penna State Education Assoc. and former member of the Canton's Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star. Betty loved going to Marathon in the Florida Keys for winters with her sister, Ruth.She was an avid reader, enjoyed picking huckleberries and growing beautiful houseplants. Surviving are her five children; Raymond Jr. (Sandra) Bagley of Canton, Melanie (Jeff) Dohrmann of Williamsport, Harry "Mick" Ballard of Lakeville, PA, Malcolm (Betty) Ballard of Monroeton, PA and Robert (Sharri) Ballard of Hurricane, WV. Also 17 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren, a brother-in-law; Kleland Delker of Williamsport, sister-in-law; Eloise Bagley of Canton, nephew-in-law; Marvin Miller of Cogan Station, PA several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Bagley, Sr. on Jan. 12, 1993, two sisters; Ruth Howard and Marjorie Delker and a niece, July Miller. Visitation will be from 11 – 12 noon Saturday, Nov. 28, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. The memorial service and celebration of her life will follow with Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. Her family will provide flowers and suggest memorials be made to a charity of one's choice in Elizabeth's memory.   Published in Star-Gazette on November 20, 2009

MOON - Sandra Jo Moon, 67, left us to share eternal life with her Lord on May 2nd, 2009 at Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda Pa ,with her loving husband and family by her side.  A time for gathering with family and friends was from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday May 6th, 2009 at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly NY. The Celebration of Sandy's life followed the visitation with Rev. William Wells honoring her memory at 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be sent to one's favorite charity. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.   Blauvelt Funeral Home, Waverly, NY obit. (Born Jan 30, 1942, Newark Valley, New York, lived in Wysox, PA)

MULLEN - Wesley J. Namet 78 of 104 Providence St., Waverly died on Wednesday February 4, 2009 a the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Wesley was born on April 6, 1930 in Sayre the son of the late Wesley and Edna NAMET.  Wesley attended Sayre High School, where he excelled in basketball,baseball, and football before graduating in 1948. After serviing 3 years in the U.S. Airforce, he then went on to work at Westinghouse Corp, in Horseheads, NY and retired with more than 30 years of service. Wes enjoyed reading and anything sports related.  Wes is survived by his wife of 56 years, Bert Namet, at home, brother Edward Namet of Sayre Pa. , children Patricia (Frank) Hagelberg of Brandenton Fl., Wesley (Sue) Namet of Waverly NY., grandchildren Shawn Namet of Waverly NY., Scott Mullen and companion Keri Sampson of Athens Pa., Brett (Stephanie) Hagelberg of Brandenton Fl., Beth (Keith) Topa of Illinois, Jason (Crystal Hagelberg of Brandenton Fl., Justin Hagelberg of Utah and special Doris Titus of Waverly NY and nine great grandchildren.  Wes is predeceased by his parents, daughter Mildred Mullen and great granddaughter Alexis Mullen.  It was Wesley request not to have calling hours or services.  Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in Wesley’s name may do so to: Greater Valley EMTS 904 N. Lehigh Ave. Sayre, Pa. 18840.  Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Blauvelt Funeral Home 625 Broad St., Waverly, NY.  Blauvelt Funeral Home, Waverly, NY obit

Merritt Island- Ruth Muth Cornish, 96, a long time resident of Sodus, died peacefully at home on Merritt Island, FL November 7th, 2009. The daughter of Alfred and Margaret Muth, Ruth was born in Big Run, Pennsylvania on January 12th, 1913. She had 3 older siblings; Joseph, Mary Esther (Essie), and Elizabeth (Lib), who all predeceased Ruth. The family moved to Elmira, NY when Ruth was 4 years old. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Elmira College in 1934 and later earned a Master's degree from Albany State Teacher's College in 1937. Her majors were Latin and French, which she taught for 32 years. Ruth was an exceptional teacher, and many of her students maintained friendships with her throughout her life. Ruth met Gordon Cornish while both were teaching in South Byron, New York. They were married in Elmira on September 20th, 1942 and spent the next 50 years traveling the world by air, ship, bus, and auto until Gordon's death in 1994. Ruth is survived by Sister in Law Leona Richards, (Naples), Brother in Law Frank Cornish (Bentleyville, Pa) and many nieces, nephews and friends. She will be greatly missed by the many lives she so positively touched. A memorial service will be held at Courtney Springs Village "The Commons", Merritt Island, FL on Wednesday, November 18th at 3 PM. Internment will be held at a future date in Naples, New York.  Published in Star-Gazette on November 15, 2009

61, of the Timber Pines Community in Spring Hill, FL, and from Elmira, NY, died unexpectedly at home on Friday, November 13, 2009. He is the son of Lee and Francis Newkirk of Elmira, NY. He is predeceased by his father-in-law, Orman W. Avery. Jay is survived by his loving wife and sweetheart of 22 years, Christine M. Newkirk; daughter, Patricia Maple (Scott) of Virginia; and his cherished, beloved grandchildren that he was so proud of, Joshua, Brooke, Nathan, and Trevor; mother-in-law, Elizabeth Avery of Cary, NC; brother and sisters-in-law, Guy Newkirk, Ron and Mary Newkirk, TJ and Mary Malone, John and Cathy Avery, Kathy Avery, Joe and Karen Avery, James Avery, David and Elizabeth Avery, Orman Avery, Jr.; his buddy, KC; and many nieces and nephews. Jay was a graduate of Elmira Southside High School and Bryant & Statton College. He recently retired from the Ithaca Carpenters Union and Cornell University. He was in Florida working on their home and enjoying the sport of golf. He loved being a carpenter and doing things to help others; he deeply touched so many people. Jesus was a carpenter, and I guess he was summoned to help. Memorial services are to be held at a later date.  Published in Star-Gazette from November 22 to November 23, 2009

NEWPERT - Word has been received at Blossburg, of the death on Tuesday of Mrs. Emma Newpert Williams, 89, widow of Thomas Williams, Arnot, who lived with her daughter, Mrs. Max Russ, Painted Post, NY. She is survived in addition to Mrs. Russ by one son, James Mitchell of Painted Post; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Farr Soper of Wellsboro and Mrs. Arti Walker of Watertown, NY; two granddaughters, two great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandsons. - Wellsboro Agitator, August 5, 1954

NORCONK - Rachel A. Miller, 85, of Waverly, NY, formerly of Choconut, PA died on Monday, October 19, 2009 at ElderWood at Tioga .  She was born on March 17, 1924 in Wilmot Twp., PA the daughter of the late Charles R. and Mary LAMBERSON Norconk.  Rachel was a member of the First Assembly of God in Binghamton, NY, and enjoyed going to Bible Studies with her friends. She enjoyed sewing and knitting and always shared what she made with family members and friends. She loved to read, and spend time with her family and friends.  She is predeceased by her husband Paul R. Miller in 1975, and her sister Marion Blemle.  Rachel is survived by her son Paul R. MILLER, Jr. of Binghamton, NY, her daughter and son-in-law Pamela and Charles COLE of Sayre, PA, one brother Raymond Norconk of Wilmont, PA, two sisters Arlene NEUBER of Wilmot, PA, and Kate (Charles) Slawta of Vestal, NY, step-grandchildren Tracy and Tim Cole of Waverly, NY, several nieces, nephews, and many special friends.  Friends and family may call on Thursday, October 22, 2009 from 10:00am-11:00am at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral services will follow at 11:00am at the Funeral Home with Pastor Dewey Jeffrey from the First Church of God, Sayre, PA officiating.  Burial will in St. Francis Cemetery in Wilmot Twp., PA at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the: American Alzheimer's Association, 401 Hayes Ave., Endicott, NY 13760.   Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home obit.

PATTEN - Ethel M. Waterman, 92, of Nichols, N.Y. died peacefully on Friday, Nov. 13, 2009 following a period of declining health.  Ethel was born on Feb. 12, 1917 in Sayre, Pa., a daughter of the late William and Mabel (AMMERMAN) Patton. She was a member of the Nichols Presbyterian Church, OES Chapter 175, Nichols American Legion Auxiliary and the Nichols Senior Citizens. Ethel treasured her family and for several years was employed at the Nichols Elementary school cafeteria.  Ethel is survived by her daughter Dawn Russell; daughter and son-in-law Beverly and John Millage; son and daughter-in-law: William and Linda Waterman; son-in-law: Gary Taylor; a brother Walter (Joyce) Patton; sister Darlene (Joseph) Conrad; brother-in-law: Thomas Place; eight grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Ethel was predeceased by her husband Henry E. Waterman, daughter Marsha Taylor, granddaughter Michelle HARRIS, great-granddaughter Alexandra Dawn Taylor; son-in-law William Russell; brother William Patton, sister Jean Place.  We would like to send a special thank you to the staff at Memorial Hospital for all the love and care shown to Mom while she resided there. Their kindness will never be forgotten.  Funeral services and a celebration of a life well lived will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols with Pastor Clifford Proper, officiating. Interment will follow in the Nichols Cemetery. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at the funeral chapel.  Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Marsha Taylor Scholarship Fund c/o Tioga Center High School, P.O. Box 241, Tioga Center, NY 13845 in loving memory of Ethel M. Waterman.  16 Nov. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

PETRASKIE - John "Jack" Petraskie, 69, of Athens, Pa., unexpectedly died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009.  Born Feb. 12, 1940 in Sunbury, Pa., Jack was the owner/operator of Petraskie Electric for many years before retiring in 2004. He was an active member of the Keystone Trails Association, National Rifle Association, snd Waverly, Sayre, Towanda, and Meshoppen Gun Clubs, and aided the Nova Scotia Duck Toller Rescue group.  He is survived by his wife, Patricia GRAHAM Brown; sister Marie Maurer; daughters Tina Ridler, Deborah Berry, and Jeannie Holly; and son Nicholas Petraskie.  A memorial service is being organized for a later date.  Donations can be made to the American Heart Association in his memory.  9 Nov. 2009, Sayre Morning Times.

PREY John D.
Age 70 of Corning and longtime resident of Des Moines, IA died unexpectedly at home on Fri Nov. 20, 2009. He is survived by his daughters, Pamela (Keith) Dickinson of Horseheads, NY, Cindy (Brad) Hauschildt of Knoxville, IA, Susan (Jeff) Fobes of Milwaukee, WI; grandchildren, Shelby, Trevor and Parker Dickinson, Laura, Mikaela and Hannah Hauschildt, Grace and Jacob Fobes; sisters, Mary Parker, Janet Prey; brothers, Richard, Michael, Patrick and Kevin Prey. John was a retired truck driver in Des Moines, a veteran of the US Marine Corps and Devoted NY Yankee fan. Services will take place at a later date in Des Moines, IA. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads.  Published in Star-Gazette on November 22, 2009

ROBB - Casner J. Robb, 85, of Tioga died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1959. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Survived by cousins, Chester Green of Mansfield and Lewis J. Green of Sanford, Fla. Funeral at the Thomas Funeral Home Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. John H.P. Strome officiating. Burial at Palmetto Cemetery, Brunswick, Georgia. - Mansfield Advertiser, October 1959

ROE - Byron L. Roe, Jr., aged 21 years, son of Dr. & Mrs. Byron L. Roe, of Harrison Valley, and a nephew of E.C. and S.N. Roe, of this borough, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 1918, at Camp Greenleaf, Georgia, of Spanish influenza and pneumonia. He had been in the training camp less than four weeks. He leaves a wide circle of friends to mourn his untimely death. - Wellsboro Agitator, October 9, 1918

SALITRYNSKI - Michael Salitrynski, 86, of Orwell Township, Rome RR 1, died on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  He was born on April 23, 1923, in Shamokin, Pa., a son of the late John and Anna (Halabura) Salitrynski. Michael is a veteran of the United States Army. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the Abbington School District as maintenance and groundskeeper.  On Sept. 23, 2006, he was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy (DUITCH) Salitrynski.  He leaves surviving: two children, Kathy Robare, of New Albany, Pa., and David Salitrynski, of Rome, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by: a brother, Peter Salitrynski; a sister, Mary Ykurak; and half-sister, Josephine Hoyt.  Private services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, Pa. 12 Nov. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

SCHWAB - Emil Schwab, 81, died Wednesday, July 7, 1954, at his home, 117 Second St., following an illness of 10 weeks. A son of Jacob and Maedeline
Schwab, he was born at Sislen, Switzerland, Feb. 5, 1873, and came to America at the age of 15. For many years he was employed by the Elk Tanning Company of Leetonia. He came to Mansfield 24 years ago, and had since been engaged in farming. He was a member of the Methodist Church. He first married Miss Bertha Lauper a native of Switzerland, and three children, Matilda, Emma and Arnold were born to them. Mrs. Schwab died in 1910. In 1917 he married Miss Adele Rollier of Pittsburgh, and one son, Ralph was born to this union. Besides his wife he is survived by daughters, Mrs. W.A. Schaefer of Minneapolis, Minn., and Mrs. E.J. Gogarn of Willoughby, Ohio; sons, Arnold Schwab of Elmira, NY, and Ralph Schwab of Dayton, Ohio; grandsons: Richard Schwab of Elmira, Donald Gogarn of Willoughby, Ohio; Paul, Allan, Carl, John, Kurt and Mark Schwab of Dayton, Ohio. Funeral was held Sunday at 1 p.m., at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, the Rev. Stanley C. Robinson officiating. Burial was in the Germania Cemetery. - Mansfield Advertiser, July 1954

SLATER- Dorothy Frances Drehmer , 83 of Corning, died Thursday, March 7, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. She was born November 21st, 1918 , the daughter of the late Glen and Frances (Markert) Slater. Dorothy was predeceased by her first husband, Raymond C. Soper, her second husband, Harvey E. Drehmer and a son, Raymond G. Soper.She is survived by her children: Dolores J. Soper (Raymond) Calhoun of Campbell, Philip H. (Connie) Soper of Montour Falls, Frances A. Soper (Glenn) Jacobus of Painted Post, David H. (Lucy) Soper of Montour Falls, Stephen P. Soper of Painted Post, Kathleen L. Soper (Douglas) Kapral of Painted Post, Diane M. Soper of Corning; a daughter-in-law, Beverly Soper of Corning, 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Dorothy was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Corning. She was a retiree of Corning Inc. She enjoyed spending time with her family as a devoted mother and grandmother. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney Street, Corning, NY on Sunday, March 10th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, March 11th at 11:00 AM with Father Francis Davis officiating. Burial, at St. Mary's Cemetery in  Corning, will follow the service.

STANTON - Lewis W. Stanton, 90, of Rushville, Pa. died, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009 at Meadow View Senior Living Center, Montrose, Pa. Born Sept. 17, 1919 in Rushville, Pa., he was the son of the late John and Lidya (Goodwin) Stanton. His wife of 58 years Lottie F. (Cilwik) Stanton predeceased him in 1998.  Throughout his life, he worked as a dairy farmer, was employed by Loomis Construction as a foreman and later on owned and operated Stanton Logging.  Lewis served in the Army during the World War II.  He was a member of the National Rifle Association, Ayers-Stone VFW Post No. 5642, Montrose, Pa. and the Loyal Order of Moose, Tunkhannock, Pa.  Lewis enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cards.  Survivors include daughters and son-in-law, Betty Lou Russick of Montrose, Pa., Loretta & Richard Ormsby of Lawton, Pa., son and daughter-in-law, Michael E. and Linda Stanton of Wyalusing, Pa., grandchildren, Darlene Salsman, Gaylene Mowry, Penny Stockholm, Max Russick Jr., Dixie Kreig, Judy Lauben, Richard Ellis Jr., Donald Ellis, Richard Lewis Ormsby, Wendy Ford, Kelly Ranieli, Nicole Heyer, 25 great grandchildren & 24 great great grandchildren.  Lewis was the last of 13 siblings.  Besides his parents and wife he was predeceased by a daughter, Delores Ellis and grandchildren, Kevin Johnson and Brandi Stockholm.  Go to for directions.  Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose, PA 18801. Visitation: 1 hour prior to services on Monday at the funeral home. 21 Nov. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

PAUL TANKSLEY (1935-2009)
Paul McBryde Tanksley, 73, of Tioga, died Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009, in Bath VA Medical Center, Bath, N.Y.  Paul was born on Nov. 17, 1935, in Ethel, Miss., the son of Delmar and Lillie Bell Self Tanksley.  Burial will be in the Bath Veterans National Cemetery, Bath, N.Y. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family.  Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from November 13 to November 24, 2009

TERRY - Dolores Emrick, 78, of Canton, Pa., and former long-time resident of Williamsport, was called home to her Lord on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009 from her sister's residence in Gillett.  Dolores June Terry was born on Sept. 6, 1931 in Blossburg. She was a daughter of the late Eugene and Kathleen (Bailey) Terry. After Canton High School, Dolores became a L.P.N and throughout the years worked for several Williamsport area Hospitals and Nursing Homes. On July 5, 1974, she married Carl Emrick in Hagerstown, Md. They were blessed with more than 27 wonderful years together before his passing on Dec. 21, 2001.  Dolores was a kind, generous woman who spoke her mind and enjoyed being busy. Her faith in the Lord guided her life. She was formerly an active member of Canton's Seventh Day Adventist Church and later attended the Elmira Christian Center. Dolores loved all animals. She was an avid reader and enjoyed puzzles.  Surviving are two stepchildren, Gary (Linda) Emrick of Danville and Sandra McIlwain of South Carolina; a stepdaughter-in-law, Linda Emrick of Florida; and several step-grandchildren; five siblings, Patricia Terry and Barbara Tuffner, both of Canton, Linda (Larry) Sullivan of Gillett, Eugene (Elfrieda) Terry of Nevada and John Terry of South Dakota; a sister-in-law, Ruth McBride of Canton; nieces and nephews, Jurgen Terry, Debra Filozof, Jackie Casler, Michelle and George Virts, Mark Terry, Cathy Eckman, Kimberly Bodewes, Larry Sullivan Jr., Kevin and Robert Fleet, Ruth Ann Bozich, Jason and Nick Terry, Lori Fives, Matthew and David Terry; a special great-nephew, Nathan Sullivan; numerous great-nieces; great-nephews; cousins; and Shadow, her beloved dog.  In addition to her husband Carl, Mrs. Emrick was predeceased by her stepson, Carl Emrick, Jr.; siblings, Madelyn Eckman and James Terry.  Friends may call from 11 a.m. – noon Tuesday, Nov. 16, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, in Canton. The funeral service will follow at noon. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery in Williamsport. Her family suggests your consideration of a memorial to the Bradford County Humane Society, Route 220, Ulster, PA 18850.  15 Nov. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

THOMAS - Donald E. Thomas 65 of Sayre, Pa. died in his sleep at home on Monday June 15, 2009 after a brief illness.  Donald was born on September 12, 1943 in Sayre, Pa. the son of the late Eugene and Brigetta RINDFLIESH Thomas.  Don graduated from Sayre High School and Simmons School of Mortuary Science in 1992. He retired from the Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg NY in 2008.  Don had many friends in the area, several of whom joined him in hunting and fishing. Many happy hours were spent in local fields, and on area ponds and rivers.  Don is survived by his wife of 26 years Gale. Brothers and sister-in-laws Robert (Josie) Thomas and Denny (Lura) Thomas both of Sayre Pa. Stepsons and spouses: William (Jaime) Bryant and David (Joyel) Bryant both of Largo Fl. Grandchildren nieces nephews and cousins.  A gathering of family and friends will be held on Wednesday June 17, 2009 from 6-8 PM at the Blauvelt Funeral Home 625 Broad St., Waverly NY. Funeral services will follow calling hours at 8PM at the funeral home with Father Vincent Langan officiating.  Burial will be held in Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly NY. at the convenience of the family.  At the family request memorial donations in Donald's name be made to a charity of one's choice.  Blauvelt Funeral Home, Waverly, New York obit.

THOMPSON Robert L. "Tink"
83, of Ulysses, PA, died Wednesday, November 18, 2009. Friends may call Sunday, November 22nd, from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday in the Ulysses United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tri-Town Volunteer Fire Company, Ulysses or the United Methodist Church, Ulysses, PA 16948.  Published in Star-Gazette on November 20, 2009

Robert L. "Tink" Thompson, 83, of Ulysses,died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009.  Survivors include his wife, Doris; three sons, Robert C. Thompson of Elkland, Roy W. Thompson of Ulysses, and Dann H. Thompson of Genesee; a daughter, Elizabeth Simmons of Rochester, N.Y.; a brother, Howard Thompson of Bradford; and a sister, Beatrice Lucille Carey of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.  Calling hours are 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22 at the Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ulysses.  Services will be held 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 23 at the Ulysses United Methodist Church.  Arrangements are with the Olney Funeral Home.
Corning Leader - November 20, 2009

TRAVIS - ALLEN, Beverly Jane (Travis)
died on Thursday, November 19, 2009 in Concord, CA. Born in Corning, NY, June 25, 1925, she graduated from Arnot-Ogden School of Nursing in 1945. She left nursing when her first child was born in 1950 and returned to work at Arnot-Ogden in 1961 and continued working there until she moved to Vista, CA in 1977. After moving to Vista, she worked at Tri-City Hospital, last as a nursing supervisor until she retired in 1990. She was a dedicated nurse and a tireless mother. Beverly is survived by her loving children, Sandra Cornish (John), Concord, CA, Thomas Allen (Patricia), Pine City, NY, Charles Allen (Jaynee), Las Vegas, NV and William Allen (Nancy), Rochester, NY; 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grand children and her sister, Ann Tietje, Fort Myers, FL. No memorial service is planned due to Beverly's wishes. She will be cremated and her ashes interred in Riverside, CA with her husband of 49 years, Charles Edward Allen, Lawrenceville, PA. Donations in her memory may be made to the Arnot-Ogden School of Nursing, Elmira, NY 14901.  Published in Star-Gazette on November 22, 2009

VANDERLAN - Age 93, formerly of Sherrill, Lee Center, NY, Thompson, CT and the Alterra Clare Bridge Cottages died peacefully Sunday afternoon November 1, 2009 in the Presbyterian Home of Central New York with her loving son at her side. Ruby was born on May 19, 1916 in Augusta, NY the daughter of the late John and Lillian (Davis) Vanderlan. She was a graduate of Sherrill High School and Nyack College. On December 31, 1939 in Kenwood Alliance Church Ruby and Rev. George Lang were united in marriage and shared this loving union until Rev. Lang's death on January 7, 2007, who served as a Pastor at the Baptist Church in Elmira, NY and Cuba, NY. Prior to her retirement in 1986 Ruby was the director of volunteers at the Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam, CT. In her spare time she gave freely of her time volunteering and being the Pastor's wife. She leaves her son, Pete Lang of Lee Center, NY; nieces, Barbara Desito and Tina Vanderlan; nephews, John and Nate Vanderlan and many dear friends.  Published in Star-Gazette on November 20, 2009

WAGNER - Carol Emma Wagner 66 of Sayre Pa. died Wednesday morning May 27, 2009 at Robert Packer Hospital after a long courageous battle with cancer. Carol was born November 19, 1942 in Queens New York to the late Louis and Isabella Wagner. After she relocated from Long Island she worked at the former Sayre Lingerie factory and Robert Packer Hospital while she raised her two loving sons.  She was surrounded by many friends and family where she enjoyed activities of woodworking, knitting, gardening, and camping. She was an active member with the Sayre Presbyterian church and she enjoyed spending her spare time volunteering at Robert Packer hospital.  She is survived by her brothers and spouses Louis Wagner of Georgia, Robert (Shirley) Wagner of Florida, William Wagner of Minnesota, her children and spouses, Kevin Huddleston and Wendy Carlin of Sayre Pa, Wayne and France Huddleston and their two children Chenelle Mae and Sheldon Russell Huddleston of Waverly NY, numerous nieces and nephews. Carol was preceded by her sisters, Regina Shumway, Dorothy Rogers, Sue LaFrance-Lloyd and her brother Leroy Wagner.  A memorial service with friends and family will be held 2pm Saturday May 30, 2009 at the First Presbyterian Church 203 S. Elmer Ave Sayre Pa 18840.  Those wishing to send a sympathy message of remembrance to Carol's family may do so at under obituaries.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church 203 S. Elmer Ave Sayre Pa 18840.  Blauvelt Funeral Home, Waverly, New York obit.

WAITE Betty Jean
Age 49, of Athens, PA and formerly of Slaterville Springs, NY, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, November 17, 2009, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Known to her family and many friends as "BJ" she was born in Ithaca, the beloved daughter of Charles R. Waite, Sr. and Betty M. Waite (Donald Vanderwarker). BJ was a friend to many and was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. She was loved by her friends and family and will be greatly missed by them. In addition to her parents, BJ is survived by her brothers, Charles R. Waite, Jr. of Slaterville Springs and Daniel O. Waite of Groton; nieces, Ashley Creecy and Jasmine Elmer; and nephew, Cody Elmer. A private service for family and friends will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the Wagner Funeral Home, 110 S. Geneva Street, Ithaca.  Published in Star-Gazette on November 19, 2009

Age 94, and longtime resident of Windsor Ave. in Elmira and formerly of Bragg Towers and the Chem. Co. Nursing Facility, died Thurs., Nov. 19, 2009. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles, in 1991. She is survived by her daughters, Marleah (Edward) Kashinski of Westminster, MD, Neva and Bradley Mott of Erin, NY; grandchildren, Ronda Howe, Bradley J. (Rene) Mott, Bud (Sonny) Hess; great-grandchildren, Logan Howe, Megan Mott, Ashley Vandusen, and Steven Burkhalter; great-great-grandson, Keleb Vandusen; brother, LaVern (Kate) Wandell of Elmira; several nieces and nephews, including Penny (Dick) Larson of Chemung, NY. She was a member of Westside United Methodist Church and former member of Alert Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. She was also a retired cashier from J.J. Newberry's Department Store in Elmira, NY. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Sat., Nov. 21, 2009, from 10-12:00 noon and again from 2-3:00 p.m. Her funeral service will follow calling hours there at the funeral home on Sat. at 3:00 p.m. Interment to take place at the convenience of her family.  Published in Star-Gazette on November 20, 2009

WARNER - William J. Warner, Jr., 65, affectionately called Pop-Pop by his grandchildren, died at home in Springville, PA surrounded by his family on Friday, Nov. 6, 2009.  He was born July 14, 1944 in Corning, NY to the late William J. Warner, Sr. and Betty May WINSLOW.  Mr. Warner was the loving husband of Helen E. ULRICH Warner. They were married 45 years. They have four children, daughter, Melissa Warner and husband, Richard B. Steele, Jr. of Montrose; three sons, Jeff and his wife, Robin Warner of Dodge Center, MN, Mark and his wife, Marie Warner of Dimock, Michael Warner and his companion, Tammy Thomas of Dimock. He was the loving, caring and giving grandfather to 10 grandchildren: Chris, Jamie, Jeff, Nicole, Brian, Jennifer, Jorden, Miranda, Sadie and Nicolas Warner. He has two step-grandchildren, Ryan and Eric Hiltwine and families and two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Madyson Pullen.  He worked and retired from Procter & Gamble after 25 years. He was very active, working many hours. He loved the outdoors, gardening, landscaping, helping and being there for his family. He loved his “buddy,” his dog named Charlie, but most of all he loved his wife and best friend, Helen. He will be loved always and sadly missed.  There will be no public services. Private services will be at the discretion of the family.  12 Nov. 2009, Wyalusing Rocket Courier.

WEBSTER - Frank M. Webster, 77, of Roaring Branch, died, Wednesday July 7, 1954. Survived by wife, Mrs. Sadie Webster; daughters, Mrs. Emma Schuchardt of Rome, NY and Mrs. Vern Bohlayer of Elmira; sons, Percy Webster of Johnson city, Lee of Elmira, Philip of LeRaysville, PA, Robert of Roaring Branch; 19 grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Fred Austin of Newark, NY. Funeral was held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Roaring Branch Methodist church, the Rev. Thomas LaForce officiating. Burial in Riverhurst Cemetery, Endicott. - Mansfield Advertiser, July 1954

WESTERVELT - BOYLE, Nancy A. (Westervelt)
Age 69, of Sing Sing Rd., Horseheads, died unexpectedly on Thurs., Nov. 12, 2009, at home. She was born Dec. 10, 1939 in Elmira, NY, the daughter to the late Myron and Agnes (Cady) Westervelt. Nancy is survived by her husband of over 22 years, George D. Boyle; sons and daughters, Jim Boyle Horseheads, NY, Michael (Midori) Gleason of Horseheads, NY, Sharon Rockwell of Elmira, NY, Pat (Jeff) Scott of Wellsburg, NY; several grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; sister, Phyllis Polly of Florida; many close and caring friends and neighbors. In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by her daughter, Debra Fortney. Nancy was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Horseheads and a retired bus driver for the Horseheads Central School District. Nancy was also a former member of the K-9 club in Horseheads and a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother and friend. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009, from 3-6:00 p.m. Her service will take place there at the funeral home on Wed., Nov. 18, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne officiating.  Published in Star-Gazette on November 15, 2009

77, of Ulysses, PA, died Friday, November 20, 2009. A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM, Tuesday, November 24th in the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.  Published in Star-Gazette from November 21 to November 22, 2009
 Keith E. Wheaton, 77, of Ulysses, Pa., died Friday, Nov. 20, 2009.   Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Wheaton; two sons, Larry Wheaton of Westfield, and Jeffrey Wheaton of Clinton, Ill.;  a daughter, Gwendelenetta Wheaton of Ulysses;  a brother, Raymond Wheaton of Shinglehouse; a sister, Kay Mertsock of Shinglehouse. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, Pa.

WILSON -  Neil Joseph Wilson, 73, of Laurel Lake, RR 3, Columbia Crossroads (Springfield Twp.,) Pa., died Friday, Nov. 13, 2009 at his home.  Neil was born June 20, 1936 in Philadelphia, Pa., and served in the U.S. Air Force in 1950s.  Neil was employed as a union painter in Atlantic City, N.J. for many years until his retirement in 1988.  Following his retirement he moved to Laurel Lake to make his home.  He was an avid fisherman and loved caring for his animals.  Surviving are: His children, Hazel Mulcahy and her husband, Thomas M. Mulcahy of RR 2 Wysox, Pa., Anna Marie Wiley and her fiancé, Scott Lideradia of Mainesburg, Pa., Raymond J. Wiley Jr. of Brigantine, N.J., Nancy Ventresca and her husband, Paul Ventresca of Rochester, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel LAUBASH Wilson in March of 1999.  A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.  There are no calling hours.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179 Ulster, PA 18850 in Neil Joseph Wilson's memory.  The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting Neil's family with arrangements.  16 Nov. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

Age 62, of Horseheads, NY, died Saturday, November 14, 2009, at the Elcor Health Services in Horseheads. Roy was born on August 13, 1947 in Hornell, NY, to the late Houston Sr. and Cloie (Miles) Wilson. Roy was an avid outdoorsman, along with being a member of the Almond Rod & Gun Club. He will be missed dearly. Survivors include his daughters, Brenda (Jeff) Armaly of Hornell, NY, Buffy (Jason Holley) Reynolds of Canisteo, NY, and Patience (Kenneth) Evans of Elmira; son, Roy Wilson III; sisters, Clare (Howard) Soule, Jessie "Wee" Jeffers, Ethel Wheeler, Pauline "Pete" Kelley and Cheryl (Robert) Bowers; brothers, Gerald "Butch" Wilson and Eugene Wilson; many grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews; along with his loving niece, Darla. Roy was predeceased by his son, Roy Wilson Jr. in 1988; brother, Houston Wilson. Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday, November 18, 2009, from 12 to 2 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m.  Published in Star-Gazette on November 16, 2009

WINNER - Mrs. Marion W. Watts, 68, of Millerton RD2, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1959. She was a member of Daggett, Pa. Methodist church. Survived by husband, Joseph Watts; daughters, Mrs. Virginia DeGeus of Millerton RD2, Mrs. Lois Hornberger of Williamsport; sister, Mrs. Alicia Kaupp of Forty Fort, Pa.; brothers, Otto Winner of Pine City, Harold Winner of Vero Beach, Fla., and Herman Winner of Calvert, Pa.; 8 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Daggett Methodist church, the Rev. M. William Jenkins officiated. Burial in Franklin Township Cemetery, Near Hughesville. - Mansfield Advertiser, October 1959

YEO-MOSS Lela Amor
3 ½ month old daughter of Jasmine Yeo and Jovan Moss died Friday, November 13, 2009, unexpectedly at home. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Published in Star-Gazette on November 16, 2009

YOUMANS - McKERROW, Helen P. nee: Youmans
Age 82, of Elmira, died Tuesday, November 17, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Helen is survived by son, Stephen McKerrow, Salisbury, MD; daughters, Ann Marie (Kenneth) Bubacz, Rochester, NY, Linda Graham, Elmira, Natalie Janeski, Elmira; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Sara Stout, Corning; a gazillion nieces, nephews and cousins. Helen was predeceased by her husband, Richard McKerrow; grandson Patrick McKerrow; two sisters, Florence Ward and Delphine McNeil. She was member of Lake St. Presbyterian Church, serving as a Deacon and involved for many years in the youth club. Those wishing may make a donation in her name to Lake St. Presbyterian Church or St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing (envelopes available at the Funeral Home). The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Friday, November 20th, from 2-4 p.m. followed immediately by her Funeral Service at 4 p.m., Rev. Betsey Crimmins officiating. Internment at the convenience of the family in Bath National Cemetery.  Published in Star-Gazette on November 19, 2009

? McKERROW Helen P.
82, of Elmira, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  Survivors include a son, Stephen McKerrow of Salisbury, Md.; three daughters, Ann Marie Bubacz of Rochester, Linda Graham and Natalie Janeski, both of Elmira; a sister, Sara Stout of Corning. Calling hours are 2-4 p.m. Friday at Kalec Funeral Home.  Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 4 p.m. Friday, the Rev. Betsey Crimmins officiating.  Burial will be in Bath National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.   Corning Leader, November 19, 2009

Doris J. Stahl, 71, of Mainesburg, formerly of Galloway, N.J., died on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, at the Green Home in Wellsboro.  She was a member of the Reformation Lutheran Church and a 4-H leader for many years.   She was predeceased by two of her children, Robert H. Stahl, Jr. and William D. Stahl.  Doris is survived by her husband, Robert H. Stahl, Sr.; her children, Nancy Testa, James T. (Debra) Stahl; her grandchildren, Anastasia Testa, William Testa, Tabitha Chapman; her great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Testa; sister, MaryLou (Joseph) Rochford; many nieces and nephews.  Visitation was held Saturday, Nov. 14, in Galloway, N.J. Interment was held at Germania Cemetery on Moss Mill Road and Vienna Avenue in Galloway. This was a service of Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield.   Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from November 24 to December 1, 2009

? THYER, Margery Hannah
Age 92, formerly of Montour Falls and Watkins Glen, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Monday, November 16, 2009, at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility in Montour Falls. The family will receive friends and relatives on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen; a funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at St. James' Episcopal Church; The Rev. Michael Hartney officiating; burial at Lakeview Cemetery. Margery was predeceased by her husband, Reginald R. Thyer in 1977. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sally and Martin Rigden of Watkins Glen; three grandchildren, Teri (John) Parks of Syracuse, Amy (David) Munnings of Hamlin, and Warren Eckelberger of Elmira Heights; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Margery began her nursing career in 1935. She worked as a Public Health Nurse for Schuyler County for 15 years, before retiring at age 82 in 1999. She worked as a Registered Nurse/Midwife for 64 years. Margery moved to Schuyler County in 1968 from England. She was a member of St. James' Episcopal Church in Watkins Glen, a member of Eastern Star Fern Chapter 142, and a Watkins Glen B.P.W. member. She faithfully volunteered in her community, including volunteering for the Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary, Reading Buddy Program, and St. James' Thrift Shop. Memorials in her memory may be directed to the St. James' Episcopal Church, 112 6th St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891; or Fern Chapter, c/o Mary Personius, 1863 Bennett Rd., Watkins Glen, NY 14891; or NYS Women, Inc., c/o Patricia Butler, 3510 Cronk Rd., Montour Falls, NY 14865.  Published in Star-Gazette on November 17, 2009

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