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BALE - Marian Eloise Bale Huey
Age 93, of Brockport, previously of Montour Falls, formerly of Tyrone, NY, died Tuesday December 8, 2009, at Lakeside Beikirch Care Center in Brockport, NY. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Friday (December 11) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday (December 12) at the Tyrone United Methodist Church, Tyrone, NY with Rev. Joseph Auslander officiating. Burial will follow in Tyrone Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tyrone United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1, Tyrone, NY 14887. A graduate of Cornell University with a BS in Microbiology; she was a retired Lab Technician of Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls. She is survived by her two daughters, Marianne L. Aarons of Holly, NY, and Dorothy J. Huey of Naples, NY; three grandchildren, Leslie A. (Darren) Hoffman of Albion, NY, Timothy S. Aarons of Burbank, CA, Elizabeth C.H. Koslov of London, England; two great-grandchildren, Celeste and Camille Hoffman; two sisters-in-law, Marie Bale of Burdett, NY, and Mildred Huey of North Chili, NY; numerous nieces and nephews.  Published in Star-Gazette on December 9, 2009

BIENER - BARRETT Wilhelmina B. (Biddy)
73, of Montour Falls, NY, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, left this world to rejoin her beloved husband, Kenneth, on Saturday, December 5, 2009. Wilhelmina was born on May 5, 1936 in Burdett, NY, the last of three children to August and Dona Biener. She attended school in Watkins Glen and married Kenneth L. Barrett on October 8, 1955. She was predeceased by Kenneth, her husband of 48 years, on December 28, 2003. She is survived by son, Stephen (Rachel) Barrett of Odenton, MD; daughter, Donna (Donald) Marshall of Savona, NY; sons, William (Terri) Barrett of Montour Falls, Christopher W. Barrett and Diane Angle of Montour Falls, and Brian A. Barrett of Horseheads, NY. Mrs. Barrett had nine grandchildren, Melissa Kay, Jessica, Melissa Anne, Rebecca, Adam, Megan, Alexandra, Logan and Cheyenne; and eight great-grandchildren, Albany, Sherridian, Steven, Montana, Brandi, Anaiya, Devon, and Ryleigh. She is also survived by one sister, Elizabeth Goodier of Utica, NY. Wilhelmina worked many years in the Odessa-Montour Central School cafeteria and was a member of the Odessa Baptist Church. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee Street, Montour Falls, NY on Tuesday, December 8, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will take place at Glenwood Cemetery in Watkins Glen at a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Southern Tier Hospice of Corning, NY or to an animal shelter of your choice.  Published in Star-Gazette on December 6, 2009

93, of Galeton, PA, died Monday, December 7, 2009, at Charles Cole Hospital, Coudersport. Born January 21, 1916 in Galeton, she was a daughter of the late Zefferino and Carmela (Larese) Brambilla. In November 1933 in Galeton, she married Carmine J. Pagano, who predeceased her on February 26, 2009. Rena worked at Galeton Production for 23 years. She was a member of St. Bibiana's Catholic Church in Galeton and enjoyed the opera, reading, gardening and politics. All those that had the privilege of knowing Rena, knew that she was a devoted mother and gave to every charity that she could. Surviving are two sons, Charles (Bonnie) Pagano, Bradford, PA, Carmine R. (Joyce) Pagano, Galeton; a daughter, Grace (William) Murray, Santa Fe, NM; 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; two sons-in-law, Richard Buck, Wellsville, NY and Max Huber, North Ridge, CA; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and her husband of 75 years, Rena was predeceased by two daughters, Toni Huber and Carmela Buck; a brother and two sisters. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton on Thursday, December 10, 2009, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and at St. Bibiana's Catholic Church on Friday, December 11, 2009, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Joseph Dougherty as Celebrant. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bibiana's Catholic Church, Galeton or to the Potter County Hospice.  Published in Star-Gazette on December 9, 2009

BROWN - CARTER, Frances M. (Brown)
Age 99, of Corning, formerly of Addison, died on Tues., Dec. 1, 2009 in Founders Pavilion. A complete obit will be submitted later. Arrangements have been entrusted to Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Mansfield, PA. Service will be held at the Church Of The Redeamer, Addison, NY; Final Disposition - Addison Rural Cemetery, Addison, NY.  Published in Star-Gazette on December 3, 2009

CALCOTE Paul E. "Gene"
73, of Genesee, PA, died Wednesday, December 2, 2009. Friends may call Friday, December 4th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Genesee Volunteer Ambulance, Genesee, PA 16923.  Published in Star-Gazette on December 3, 2009

CELDON - WILDE, Anne Mausell Celdon
Age 88, died on Wednesday, December 9, 2009, at Seneca View Nursing Facility, Montour Falls, NY. Miss Celdon is predeceased by her parents, Lyndwood C. and Elsie M. Packard Celdon. Ann was born in Elmira, NY; her burial will be private at the Summit Park Cemetery, Spring Valley, NY on Monday, December 14, 2009. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee Street, Montour Falls, NY.  Published in Star-Gazette on December 12, 2009

CHALK Michael A.
Age 60, of Baldwinsville, New York valiantly ended his almost 4 year battle with pancreatic cancer on December 7, 2009. He will be remembered for his caring compassion of people, his cheerfulness and love of God, Family & Country. Born in Elmira, NY, Mike was a University of Buffalo Alumni. In 1997, Major Chalk retired from the USAF after 28 years and received the Air Force Reserve Intelligence officer of the year award during Desert Storm. A realtor since 1983, Mike was a Broker/Owner of Chalk Team Realty. Mike will be remembered forever by his wife, three daughters, three sons (in-laws) & six Grandchildren! His Family requests donations in Mike's memory to: Francis House, 108 Michaels Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13208.

CLANCY - Robert A. Clancy, 75, of Ambler, Pa., died on Nov. 27, 2009 at Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, Pa.  He was the beloved husband of Christine (Forte) Clancy. He was born in Towanda, Pa. on Sept. 24, 1934, the oldest son of the late Robert A. and Genevieve BRENNAN Clancy of Towanda. He graduated from St. Agnes High School in 1952.  Mr. Clancy was a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he was a Naval Aviator during the Cold War. He was a graduate of American University and Washington College of Law where he achieved his J.D. He was employed as a corporate counsel for the Aydin Corporation for 18 years until his retirement. He was also a retired commander in the USNR. He was a member of St. Alphonsus Church in Maple Gen, and was a Docent at the Delaware Valley Historical Aircraft Association. In addition to his wife Christine, he is survived by three children: Robin Laufer (Robert) of Hatboro, Lisa Clancy of North Wales, Michael Clancy (Christine) of Conshohocken, five grandchildren Erica, Scott, Emma, Ryan, Sarah, and a brother John Clancy of Denville, N.J. He was pre-deceased by a brother Thomas Clancy. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name to the Delaware Valley Historical Aircraft Association, Naval Air Station, Joint Reserve Base, Willow Grove, PA 19090,, are appreciated  Towanda Daily Review.

Julia Luella Townsend (Cole), formerly of Wellsboro, died Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, at the Hospice of Palm Beach County, Boynton Beach, Fla., at the age of 90.   She was born July 2, 1919, and was the last surviving child of Thomas and Jessie Cole of Mansfield.  She was married for 65 years to the late Ernest A. Townsend and is survived by sons, Robert E. Townsend (Gail DeRosa) of Palm Bay, Fla., William L. Townsend (Bonnie Maxwell) of Boynton Beach, Fla.; grandchildren, Robert E Townsend, Jr. (wife Sheryl) of Milton, Vt., Nicole Townsend Vedder (husband Scott) and Justin Townsend (wife Cathy) both of Tallahassee, Fla. Memorial donations may be made to your local hospice.

CROSBY Harry C. Jr.
Age 84, of Crosby Rd. in Cayuta, died at home Mon., Nov. 30, 2009. He was born Mar. 11, 1925 in Norwich, CT, the son to the late Harry and Rose (Glasbrenner) Crosby Sr. He is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Joy Douglass Crosby; daughter, Mary Susan (Robert Greene) Crosby of Kemerer, WY; son, John (Thumy) Crosby of Walworth, NY; grandchildren, John Paul, Joseph, Maria, James and Grace Crosby. Harry had a career as a freelance writer publishing over 100 short stories and novels under the pen name Christopher Anvil. His writings consisting mainly of Science and Fiction including "Pandoras Planet" and "The Problem Solver and the Spy". He left Williams College to enlist in the US Army and upon his discharge completed his education at Juanita College. He enjoyed quiet conversations, reading, time spent at home with his family, quiet walks in the woods. Harry was also a past member of the Cayuta Town Council, a proud supporter of the Sheriff's association and Republican Party. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2009, from 7-9:00 p.m. His service will take place in St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 403 S. Main St., Horseheads on Friday at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Jeffery Hoffman officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in Comstock Cemetery where Military Honors will be accorded.  Published in Star-Gazette from December 2 to December 3, 2009

Alice F. Danuck, 86, of Grangers Lane, Morris, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at Broad Acres, Wellsboro.  She was the wife of the late John Danuck who died in 1998. Alice was born May 5, 1923, in Belford, N.J., the daughter of the late Alexander and Julia Benchko Dubrosky. She was a retired seamstress. Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Eugene Goellner of Morris; son, John Danuck of Nice, Calif.; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers and sisters, John, Joseph, Anna, Edward, Stella, Frank and William.  Friends and family are invited to Alice's Life Celebration on Thursday, Dec. 3,from 9 to 10 a.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Central Avenue, Wellsboro, with the Rev. John Chmil officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Middletown, N.J.  Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from December 1 to December 8, 2009

DUNAISKI - Mark Thomas Dunaiski, 56, died Nov. 19, 2009, at his home in Colorado Springs, Colo. after a valiant fight with cancer. His love, hope and faith during this struggle inspired so many leaving a legacy for friends and family alike.  He was born on Jan. 17, 1953 in Schenectady, N.Y. to Marilyn Dunaiski and the late Raymond Dunaiski. He was married to Leslie Ann SPENGLER on Dec. 13, 2003 in Parker, Colorado.  Solider, businessman, devoted husband and father; Mark lived a life founded on the principles of "Duty, Honor, Country" devoting himself to God, family, friends and his profession.  He was a 1975 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York and was commissioned as an Infantry Officer with subsequent graduate degrees from Murray State University, Murray, Ky. and Pepperdine University, Malibu, Calif. He served his country with honor and distinction in the United States, Germany, Bosnia, Romania, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Korea and El Salvador. During his career he earned numerous medals, awards and badges to include: the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Joint Service Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Expert Infantryman's Badge, Ranger Tab, Parachutist Badge and Air Assault Badge. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2001 and subsequently continued serving his country as a defense contractor, working towards the development of a missile defense shield to protect the American homeland.  He is survived by: his wife, Leslie; mother, Marilyn; sister, Barbara; brother, Paul; daughters, Shea, Alexandra, and Elizabeth; and granddaughter, Alivia.  He was preceded in death by his son, Adam.  A memorial service and reception will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 2009 at Woodmen Valley Chapel - Woodmen Heights Campus, 8292 Woodmen Valley View, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA 80908  In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Mark Dunaiski's honor to: The Colorado Neurological Institute Center for Brain and Spinal Tumors, 701 East Hampden Ave., Ste 330, Englewood, CO 80113.  01 Dec. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

DUNKLEBERGER Dale Allen [SRGP 24422]
Age 54, of Covington, PA, died Friday, December 11, 2009 in New Jersey. Dale was born January 7, 1955 in Elmira, NY, the son of Harris and Myrtle (Hewitt) Dunkleberger. He was the husband of Pamela (Wilcox) Moyer. Dale was employed as a heavy equipment operator for Servidone Construction of New Jersey. He was a member of the Roseville United Methodist Church and attended the Covington United Methodist Church. Dale was a NASCAR fan, enjoyed motorcycle riding, black powder hunting, and cooking. He was a member of the Arnot Sportsmen's Club and the Mansfield VFW. Dale is survived by his wife, Pamela of Covington, PA; his mother, Myrtle, of Millerton, PA; two sons, Jamey (Caren) Dunkleberger of Elmira, NY, Tyler Dunkleberger, stationed at Ft. Bragg, NC; a daughter, Nisa (Lynn) Kshir of Mansfield, PA; four grandchildren, Allison, Sean, Mariah, Alexia; one great grandson, Kaleb; a step-son, Bradly Moyer, stationed at Fort Riley, KS; a step-daughter, Amanda Tweady of Abilene KS; a step-grandson, Austin Tweady; a sister, Kay (Ken) Robertson of Hilton, NY; two nephews and a niece; three great nieces. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, December 18, 2009 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Saturday, December 19, 2009 from 11:00 A.M. to Noon at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held on Saturday following the viewing at Noon with Pastor Michele Sumner officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dale's memory to the PA SPCA, 11765 Rt. 6, Wellsboro, PA 16901.  Published in Star-Gazette on December 13, 2009

Age 73, died
on December 9, 2009 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born May 22, 1936 in Elmira, son of the late Samuel and Florence Elston. It was his request that all services be held privately. Arrangements entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Published in Star-Gazette from December 12 to December 13, 2009

EVANS Marshall Eugene
Age 77, of Tioga, PA, died Saturday, December 5, 2009 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Marshall was born August 21, 1932 in Galeton, PA, a son of Stanley and Helen Evans. He was the husband of Viola (Hoffman) Evans. Marshall retired from Corning, Inc. in 1992. He was a 1998 Garden Contest winner and won the 1984 International Chili Society Contest. He was an avid NASCAR fan, and a die-hard Penn State fan. Marshall enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and cooking. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in the Korean War. Marshall is survived by his wife, Viola; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jim (Tammie) Evans of Lawrenceville, PA, Keith (Kay) Evans of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan (Ken) Pilgrim of Okeechobee, FL; a step son, John Young of FL; two step-daughters, Karen (Tom) Ford of Rock Stream, NY, Suzanne (Michael) Savino of Lafayette, LA; numerous grandchildren; several great grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Francis Murphy of Tioga, PA; half-sisters, Florence Evans of Chicago, IL, Julie (Jeff) Diermeier of Chicago, IL; special friends, Kevin and Pam Costley of Tioga, PA. He was predeceased by a son, Thomas Evans in 1995. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held immediately following the viewing at 6:00 P.M. at the funeral home with the Rev. Douglas Hodge officiating.  Published in Star-Gazette December 6, 2009

FINCH - Waverly, NY, June 21, 1916 - Amasa Finch, a highly respected citizen and the oldest native born resident of Waverly, died at his home on Cayuta avenue, Monday evening at 7 o'clock. He was born on upper Cayuta avenue, May 6, 1836, the son of Philip and Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Finch and grandson of Seely Finch who came to this locality before 1800 and was one of its first surveyors. Mr. Finch was a member of the Board of Education ten years, served as village president one year, was a member of the Excise Commission three years and was also a member of the Republican County Committee for several terms. In the death of Mr. Finch, Waverly loses one of its most honorable and upright citizens. He is survived by his widow, who was Elizabeth Sawyer, a native of Orange county; one daughter, Miss Mary Finch and one brother, Wilbur Finch. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. - Middletown Times Press [Middletown, NY], June 21, 1916

GENUNG Charles R.
Age 73, of Elmira, died Friday, December 4, 2009, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Charlie was born April 21, 1936 a son of Raymond and Effie Olson Genung. He is predeceased by his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Barbara J. and Joseph E. Murphy. Charlie is survived by his loving wife of 43 years Eleanor S. Parda Genung; sons and daughters-in-law, Gregory W. and Laura Warren of Southwest Ranches, FL, Charles E. and Adriana Genung of Margate, FL; grandchildren, Gina M. Warren, Lance G. Warren, Athena Araujo, Meghan B. Sambrook, Brenna M. Sambrook. Also surviving are sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Robert Lienhard of Madison, CT, with son Robbie; niece and nephew, Kelly Jo and Bryan Sambrook; aunt, Dorothy Olson; cousins, Carl Olson, Sandy Olson, Karen Rainey, Betty Mahosky and Lisa Miller, along with several other cousins; special friends, Sandy Edger, Debbie Allington, Kathy Agan Herrick, Sandy Wolf, Ellie Smith; and faithful canine companion, Suzie. Charlie was a U.S. Army veteran serving his country from 1958 – 1962. He was a retired NYS Correction Officer at the Elmira Correctional Facility. After retiring from corrections he worked for several years at Associated Radiologists of the Finger Lakes. Charlie was a member of the Elmira Heights American Legion Post #154. He enjoyed playing Santa Clause and playing golf. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A funeral service will then be held at 5:15 p.m. Military honors will be accorded at the conclusion of the service. Donations in Charlie's memory may be directed to one of the following, SPCA, Route 352, Elmira, NY 14902, Christ the Redeemer Parish, 304 Demarest Parkway, Elmira, NY 14905, or Meals on Wheels, 150 Fox Street, Elmira, NY 14901.  Published in Star-Gazette on December 6, 2009

Age 90 of Wellsboro, PA, died Thursday, November 19, 2009 at the Green Home.. Arrangements are incomplete, will be announced at a later date by The .Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Creamatory & Monuments, Mansfield, PA.  Published in Star-Gazette on November 21, 2009.  St. James Episcopal Church.  Born March 5, 1919

HARRIS - Mr. James R. Harris Jr., 66, of Wyalusing, Pa., died on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  Jim was born on March 27, 1943, in Doylestown, Pa., a son of the late James R. and Mary R. DREAVER Harris. He graduated from Central Bucks High School, Doylestown, Pa., class of 1961. After graduation he worked locally at the A&P Grocery store. Jim met and married the former Gloria PEPE of Lansdale, Pa., on May 23, 1964. He enlisted in the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey, Pa., on Sept. 16, 1965. He served as a Pennsylvania State Trooper and as a Criminal Investigator for 21 years. He was honorably discharged on Aug. 8, 1986. Jim and Gloria moved to the Wyalusing area in June of 1996.  Jim was a member of St. Mary's of the Assumption Church, Wyalusing, as well as the Fraternal Order of Police. He enjoyed hunting and spending time in the outdoors. He had an affinity for cars, and was an avid NASCAR fan. Jim enjoyed spending time with his friends, family, and especially his grandchildren. Jim was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need.  Surviving are: his spouse Gloria, at home; sons and daughters-in-law James and Dorothy Harris III of Sebring, Fla., Arthur and Lisa Harris of Cresco, Pa., Theodore Harris and Suzanne Hege of Blakeslee, Pa., and Bernard and Kristine Harris of Coatesville, Pa.; grandchildren Kimber, Arthur Jr., Douglas, Devon, Courtney, Allison, Aaron, Michael, and Emily Harris; sisters and brother-in-law Mary Koons of Jonas, Pa., and Patricia and David Lewis of East Stroudsburg, Pa.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  A transferal service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church, Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph J. Manarchuck, his pastor, presiding.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa.  03 Dec. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

HATCH George
69, of Watkins Glen, died at Schuyler Hospital on December 4, 2009. There are no prior visiting hours. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at St James' Episcopal Church in Watkins Glen. George was born in Sayre, PA. He is survived by his wife, Jeannine Kaminski Hatch; sons, Mark (Wendy) Hatch of Watkins Glen, and Kyle (Lori) Hatch of Millport; daughter, Renee Hatch of Watkins Glen; grandsons, Scottie Hatch and Jonathon Hatch; granddaughters, Alexis Hatch and Brianna Hatch; also several sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. George was predeceased by his parents, Donald and Priscilla Hatch; brothers, James, Donald II, Richard, Ronnie and Terry Hatch; and a sister, Janice Harrian. George was a 40 year employee of the construction trades. He was a member of the Iron Workers Local Union #436 of Elmira and later the Local Iron Workers Union #60 of Syracuse. He was an ornamental, Structural and Rod Buster Iron Worker for 30 years before he retired. In 1997, George and Jeannine owned and operated Hatch's Tavern on 4th Street in Watkins Glen until sold in 1990. George sponsored slow pitch softball teams and won many trophies. He also sponsored bowling teams, stock car racing and started the Dart League in Watkins Glen. Hatch's Bar and Restaurant was the home of good food and sportsmen. George was an active hunter and fisherman. He loved the outdoors, including gardening and all animals. In lieu of flowers, please consider the Humane Society of Schuyler County or St. James' Episcopal Church. George will be missed by his family, friends and everyone who had any good association with him. You may sign a guestbook online at Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home.  Published in Star-Gazette on December 6, 2009

HENDERSON - Dr. Robert Meredith Henderson, 76, of Stow, Ohio, died Nov. 1, 2009. He was born in Towanda, Pa. Robert and Susan MEREDITH Henderson.  He was a graduate of Towanda High School, 1951, and attended Penn State before joining the Marine Corps. After serving his country, he graduated from Wilkes College, Wilkes Barre, Pa. He received his D.O. degree from Philadelphia School of Osteopathic Medicine completing his internship at Grand Rapids Hospital in Michigan. He was a radiologist.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 43 years, Mary Colleen MADDEN, the love of his life. She passed in February 2008. He is survived by two daughters, Shelly (Ken) Kamlowsky and Kelly (Kevin) Tubbs of Stow, Ohio; son Tim of Warrenton, Va.; five grandchildren; brothers Smedley (Jean) of Jacksonville, Fla., Jack (Patricia) of Bayhead, N.J. and several cousins, nieces and nephews.  A memorial service and celebration of his life was held Nov. 4, 2009 at Redmon Funeral Home in Stow, Ohio. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Akron, OH 44333.  08 Dec. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

Virginia Beach, VA - 65, of Virginius Dr., died on Sunday, December 13, 2009, at a local hospital. Born in Corning, NY to the late Beatrice and Gorden Heuser, Gary was a retired 1st Class Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy and also retired from Civil Service. He was a member of Holland Road Baptist Church. Gary is survived by his wife, Mary E. Heuser; a daughter, Kathryn McNally and fiancé, Kenneth Brewington of Merrill, Wisconsin; a sister, Judy Bradley and husband, Don of Horseheads, NY; three brothers, Clark Heuser and wife, Elsie of Earp, CA, Ernest Heuser of Forksville, PA, and Tracy Heuser and wife, Joyce of Elmira, NY; two grandchildren, Brittany Heuser and Sully Pierce, both of Virginia Beach; and an aunt, Beverly LeVesque of Arlington, TX. A memorial service will be conducted at 4 p.m. on Wednesday at Holland Road Baptist Church with Rev. Robert F. Pittman officiating. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Holland Road Baptist Church Building Fund.  Published in Star-Gazette on December 15, 2009

83, died on Monday, Nov 30 after a brief  unexpected illness. A memorial service is planned for Friday Dec 4 at Trinity Church in Geneva at 3:30 pm. Norma was born in West Chester N.Y. to William and Lela Heymann. She attended Elmira College and was a high school math teacher in Elmira and Penn Yan school systems, from which she retired from in 1991. Norma was pre-deceased by her husband Grant N. Pealer Jr in 1991, She is survived by her four sons Grant N. Pealer III and wife Dora; William W. Pealer and his children Jennifer Barnard and Billy; David R. Pealer, wife Pauline, and children Stephen and Angela; Robert B. Pealer, his children Robert and Holly, and grand children Jayden and Jordan. Norma continued teaching as a substitute until 2008. She led a very active volunteer life giving a lot of her time to the Trinity Church as part of the parish life committee, in the vestry, as a Lector, a member of the Women of Trinity, and treasurer of the Linden Exchange. She also volunteered at the free lunch program at the Methodist Church, and the Yates County Arts council. Norma also enjoyed traveling with her best friend Helen Stewart. She has been to all 7 continents. She loved the arts, and was an avid miniature maker, going every year for miniature making classes and instruction in Maine. She enjoyed painting in water colors and oils, and drawing in pencil and pastels. Instead of flowers, donations can be made to the Trinity Church, earmarked for the Community Lunch Program.  Published in Star-Gazette on December 2, 2009

HILL - Frank C. Hill, 74, [SRGP 82871] of Mansfield RD3, died Monday, Sept. 16, 1963. survived by his wife, Mrs. Ella Hill; daughter, Mrs. Virginia Hults, Mrs. Thelma Miller, Mrs. Ella Turner, Mrs. Alta Zukas, all of Elmira, Mrs. Beatrice Hoose of Wellsburg, Mrs. Fredia Garland of Van Etten, Mrs. James Shutter of Tioga, Mrs. Sophia Shumway of Ithaca, Mrs. Mary Wilbur, at home; son, Gerald Hill of Arkport; sister, Mrs. Lucy Finnemore of Penn Yan; brother, Ray Hill of Sodus Point; 40 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral will be held at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Raymond Valimont will officiate. Burial will be in Galeton Cemetery. - Mansfield Advertiser, September 1963

HILL Wade T.
A lifelong resident of Elmira, died on Monday afternoon, December 7, 2009 at his Pennsylvania Ave. home with his loving family at his side at the age of 71. Born on April 5, 1938, Wade was the son of the late Marvin Hill & Mildred Hill Roberts. He retired from J.F. & J.P. Wenzel Contractors Inc. Wade loved his family very much. He also loved animals, especially, "Clancy" who was his constant canine companion. Surviving are his loving wife of 50 years, Shirley Hubbard Hill; daughters, Melissa (Bob) Ostrander, Julie (Ed) Walton, Felicia (Brian) Barr and Kristie (Jason) Baldwin; grandchildren, Mathew, Robert (Nikki), Casey, Nikki (Scott), Jason, Courtney, Mitchell, Angela, Brian, Kayla, Jaymie, Alyssa, Alexis and Jaylin; great grandchildren, Zachary, Lenny Ray, Caleb and Kole; sisters, Marilyn Levack and Yvonne Strait; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Wade was predeceased by his brother, Nolan Hill and sister, Barb Gaughan. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Saturday, December 12, 2009 between the hours of 3-5 pm. Funeral and committal services will follow the visitation at 5:15 pm with the Reverend James Payne officiating. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society in Mr. Hill's memory.   Published in Star-Gazette from December 8 to December 9, 2009

HOFFA - BUTLER, Lucille H.
Age 92, of 45 Walnut St., Apt. A, Wellsboro, PA, died December 11, 2009, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She was born July 24, 1917 in Elkland, PA, the daughter of Charlie and Maude King Hoffa. She was a graduate of Mansfield University; earned her Master's degree from Vanderbilt University; taught in Knoxville schools; was a librarian at Johns Hopkins Medical School and Addison Central Schools; was a member of the Wellsboro Presbyterian Church; volunteered at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital; and was a member of the hospital auxiliary. She is survived by sons, Ronald Butler, Wellsboro, PA, Robert (Bari) Butler, Lincolnwood, IL; grandchildren, Sarah and Adam Butler, Lincolnwood, IL, Alison, Lauren and Jacob Butler, Palmyra, PA; sister, Onalee Johnson, Green Valley, AZ; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin; and sons, Charlie and Richard. It was her request that services be private at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Laurel Health System, 22 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA or a Public Library of the donor's choice. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA.   Published in Star-Gazette on December 13, 2009

HOOVER Robert E.
85, of 210 Red Oak Drive, Manheim, PA went home to his Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday evening, December 2, 2009 at Moravian Manor, in Lititz, PA. He was born in Washington, D.C. to Charles and Flora Briggs Hoover. He graduated from Sidwell Friends High School in D.C., attended George Washington University, and graduated from King's College. Following his graduation from high school, he enlisted for three years in the Army Air Corp during World War II where he received training as a radar operator in India. Following a call to enter the ministry, he graduated from the Conservative Baptist Seminary in Denver, CO. He was assistant pastor for four years at Grace Baptist Church in D.C. where he married Dorothy A. Major in 1950. They celebrated 59 years of marriage on August 19. They have three children, Rebecca, married to Ken Holderman, Jr. of Goshen, IN, and Susanne married to John Fisher of Dingman's Ferry, PA and Stephen, married to Su Yu Ku of Toufen, Taiwan. He also has six grandchildren, Aaron, married to Heidi Holderman, Mark Holderman, 1st Lt. Bryan Fisher, married to 2nd Lt. Pao Mei Fisher, Jennifer, married to Seb Klein, Daniel Hoover, and Ezra Hoover. Robert was a planter of churches in needy areas. He founded Calvary Baptist Church in Horseheads, NY in 1957. That church recently merged with another growing congregation to form the present Lighthouse Baptist Church. He was also active in expanding the ministry at Wantagh Baptist Church on Long Island where he was pastor for 25 years. Pastor Hoover's delight was to witness to the new life that is possible in Christ. His life verse was I Cor. 15:58... "Be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord in as much as you know your labor is not in vain in the Lord." A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 2:00 PM at Moravian Manor Chapel, 300 West Lemon Street, Lititz, PA. Interment will follow in St. John's Cemetery in Brickerville, PA. There will be no public viewing. The family will receive friends at the chapel on Saturday afternoon from 1:00 PM until the time of the service. The family requests that flowers please be omitted. If desired, contributions may be made to Ribbon of Hope , 600 East Blvd., Elkhart, IN 46514. Arrangements by Spence Funeral Services, Manheim, PA.  Published in Star-Gazette on December 5, 2009

HOYT - SCHRIER, Maureen (Rene) Hoyt
Age 74, of Hammondport, NY died Saturday, November 28th, at the Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital. She was born July 28, 1935 in Hammondsport, the daughter of Maurice and Martha Hoyt. Rene was a devoted mother, instilling the love of life, good health, learning, and happiness into her children and grandchildren. She also demonstrated her caring and nurturing self through her 30 year profession as a nurse at Ira Davenport Hospital and working as a school nurse in local school districts after retirement. Rene loved to be with her family and friends, playing cards, reading a book, and enjoyed the views of Keuka Lake. She was a "lake girl" at heart, born and raised in Hammondsport, NY, and raised her children in Bath. She is survived by her four children, Steven (Jean) Schrier of Carthage, NC, James (Cindy) Schrier of Roanoke, VA, Thomas (Mary) Schrier of Houston, TX and Deborah (Gary) Weber of Buffalo, NY; eight grandchildren, Lyndsey, Matthew, Kelly, Colleen, Megan, Christian, Macy and Natalie; great-grandchild, Cole; sisters, Betty (Bill) Bailey and Jeanette (Spud) Kuhlmann; and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her loving companion, Ray Kolo and his children and grandchildren. Friends may call on Tuesday, December 1st, from 1:00-3:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Fagan's Funeral Home in Bath. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church in Bath with Reverend James Jaeger as celebrant. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.  Published in Star-Gazette on November 30, 2009

ABSTRACT ARTIST DIES AT 73 - Gary Hudson, an American abstract painter, died of heart failure at the Veterans' Memorial Hospital Spinal Cord Unit in Augusta, Georgia on December 1, 2009. He was 73. He is survived by his loving wife, Christie Youngman Hudson; his sister, Gail Hudson McCarthy; his stepson, Shaun Ferro; and his many friends in the art world. Gary Van Voorhees Hudson was born on January 21, 1936 in Auburn, NY. His father and mother were Howard Henry Hudson and Joyce Voorhees Hudson of Elmira, NY. After completing high school, Mr. Hudson entered the United States Marine Corps in 1955. While serving in the Marines he was critically injured in an accident which resulted in his being a paraplegic. He was honorably discharged from the Marine Corp in 1956. Mr. Hudson's creative spirit, which found expression even while he was a youngster, led him to become a painter, a profession he embraced for the remainder of his life. Hudson migrated to New York City after his release from the hospital where he began the long process of becoming a painter. He studied at the New York School of Social Research and soaked up the cultural world of the city - art, music, and literature. This education through exposure continued as he moved back and forth between the creative communities of California and New York. Then he was off to Europe for a period, with Paris being the last place before he returned to the United States in the early 1960's. In 1964, Mr. Hudson decided to seek academic credentials in order to teach at the collegiate level. To achieve that objective he entered the School of Art and Architecture at Yale University. Gary Hudson received both the B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees from Yale in 1966. His academic career consisted of appointments as an instructor at Yale University; Instructor, Southwestern College; Assistant Professor, University of California, San Diego; and a one year appointment in 1974 as Professor at Yale University. His academic pursuits subsided as his paintings began to be appreciated through a series of one man and group shows in the late 1960's and early 1970's. Among the first one man exhibitions were those at the La Jolla Museum of Fine Arts, La Jolla, CA in 1969 and two shows at the Reese Paley Gallery, Soho, New York in 1970 and 1972. Perhaps one of the most important events for Mr. Hudson was the selection of his acrylic Red Rim for the Whitney Museum of American Art, Annual Painting Exhibition, 1969-70. In rapid succession, his works were included in a number of important shows, including the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, "Lyrical Abstractions," April, 1970; "American Painting 1970," Indianapolis Museum, Wichita Museum, and Cleveland Museum, 1970; "Out of Sight" Museum of Fine Art, San Diego, California, 1972; Four Painters, Berthot, Hudson, Whitten, Quaytman, Poidexter Gallery, New York, 1973; Monumental Paintings of the 60's, San Diego Museum of Fine Art, California, 1974; and 34th Biennial Exhibition of Contemportary American Painting, Corcoran Museum, Washington, D.C., 1975. Vassar College of Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1976 was the site of another one man show during this period. Gary Hudson was among a group of artists in the 1960's and 1970's who were identified as "lyrical abstractionist" painters. The characterization developed from the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art exhibition of April, 1970. Peter Schjeldahl in a New York Times, December 12, 1971 review of Hudson's Resse Paley Gallery one man show identifies Hudson as a "lyrical" artist and says "Hudson is one of the many gifted young painters who have rebelled in recent years against the former hegemony of geometric and color-field abstraction, turning their hands to more eclectic techniques and effects." After living and working in New York for many years, Gary and Christie Hudson moved south to Jefferson, GA in 1988 in search of less harsh winters and new inspirations. He immediately set up a studio and returned to painting. In 2001 he moved to Madison, GA. A recent one man show of Gary Hudson's paintings was "Passionate Abstractions", Brenau University Galleries, Gainesville, GA, June-September, 2002. The Swan Coach House Gallery did an exhibition, "Celebrating the Abundance of Color, Six Georgia Abstract Painters," April-June, 2009. Prior to his death, Gary Hudson had agreed to exhibit at the Madison Morgan Cultural Center in Madison, GA a new series of paintings he was producing. The exhibition will be held and will be titled Lyrical Abstractions, Works by Gary Hudson, 1936-2009. The exhibition will be April 16, 2010 through July 9, 2010. The opening of the exhibition on April 16 will be a special celebration of the life of Gary Hudson and a memorial service for him. The celebration will be open to his friends and those who admire his artistic talents. Gary Hudson's paintings are in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; San Diego Museum of Fine Arts, San Diego, CA; Republic Insurance Company, Des Moines, Iowa; Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC; Worchester Museum, Worcester, MA; and in numerous private collections in New York, Chicago, Seattle, San Diego, Atlanta, Athens, and Madison, GA. William U. Eiland, Director of the Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia said of Gary Hudson in his essay in the catalog of the Brenau Exhibit, "His is an austere aesthetic, and he has chosen the most difficult means of expressing it, through images abstracted from memory. His works of art conjure personal but universal realms where paint dances to the music of an otherworldly, spiritual light." Although not of the same intensity as his love of painting, Gary Hudson was a strong advocate of historic preservation. He practiced preservation in the numerous buildings he bought, restored and revitalized for personal and business use by others. He was head of the Historic Preservation Commission in Kingston, NY and helped lead the community to put 400 houses back on the tax rolls through renovation. When he moved to Georgia in 1988 he bought a Victorian house and renovated it as a residence and a studio for his wife, Christie, who is a custom clothing designer. He repeated the process when he and Christie bought an old hardware/furniture store in Madison, GA which housed their residential loft, his art studio, and her studio. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 16, 2009, at the Galilee Christian Church, 2191 Galilee Church Road, Jefferson, GA (phone 706-367-8072). Donations in Gary Hudson's name may be made to the Madison Morgan Cultural Center, 434 South Main St., Madison, GA 30650.  Published in Star-Gazette on December 13, 2009

33, of E. 8th St., Elmira Heights, died Tuesday, November 24, 2009, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born November 15, 1976 in Summertown, TN, the son of Claudious Greenfield and Angela Jeronimo. Michael is a veteran of the U.S. Marines and was employed by Schweizer Aircraft Corp. in Elmira, NY. Michael is survived by his mother, Angela Jeronimo; father, Claudious Greenfield; son, Noah; fiancée, Shelby Ames; sisters, Tamica, Tanya and Tarsha Greenfield; also survived by Don and Emma Jackson; brothers, Brian, Don, Jr. and Glen Jackson. He was predeceased by grandmothers, Orine Didwell and Agatha Jeronimo. The family will receive friends at the Anawim Community Center, 122 E. 1st St., Corning, on Sunday, November 29, 2009, from 3 until 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. on Monday, November 30, 2009, at St. Mary's Church, 155 State St., Corning. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Acly-Stover Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.  Published in Star-Gazette on November 27, 2009

JONES - Services were held Wednesday for Benjamin Jones, 64, of Indiana, a former resident of Arnot who died at his home on Sunday Nov. 18, 1962. Mr. Jones formerly operated a grocery store in Blossburg for several years. Surviving are his wife, the former Ethel Jones; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Pequignot, also of Indiana; two sons, Donald of Reading, and Robert of Ohio; a brother, Thomas Jones of Indiana; five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Services and burial were held in Indiana. - Mansfield Advertiser, December 5, 1962

KARHAN - CRAWFORD, Mary Jo (Karhan)
48, of Omaha, NE, unexpectedly on Sunday, November 29, 2009. Born March 19, 1961 in Elmira. Predeceased by her father, Leo Karhan. Survived by her mother, Anne (Serosky) Karhan; brothers, William (Nancy) Karhan, Ashburnham, MA and James of Elmira; sisters, Jean (Cliff) Folk of Millerton, PA, Dorothy (John) Burge of Elmira, Elizabeth (James) Wheaton of Clayton, NY. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. Mary Jo is survived by her loving husband, James Crawford; and stepson, Mitchell of Omaha, NE. The family will have a private service at a later date at St. Mary's Church.  Published in Star-Gazette on December 10, 2009

KNAPP Laverne Edward I. "Ed" (Knappy)
Formerly of Pauline Ave. Pine City, died on Tuesday, December 1, 2009. Born on August 9, 1930 in Schenectady, NY. He is the son of the late Ernest L. and Hazel Reed Knapp. He was employed at American LaFrance for 37 years and then by ABB Traction. He enjoyed resorting his 1928 Model T Dord. He was a talented carpenter and built his home. Ed was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Ed is predeceased by his wife, Anna L. KnappTaylor; daughter,Deborah Golightly; two sisters and ten brothers. Ed is survived by his daughters, Patricia (Allen W.) Sick, FL; Mary (Bob) Austin, RI; Lora (John) Roupp, Elmira Heights; Michelle (Joe) McGovern, RI; and son, Laverne E. Knapp II and his fiancé, Yvonne Palmer, Lowman; brother, John A. Knapp, Wellsburg; sisters-in-law, Ida Knapp, Rochester; Ruth Knapp, Millerton, PA; Rheubenna Knapp, Canisteo; Carol Knapp, Elmira Heights; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. A very close and loyal friend, Robert McDermott, East Smithfield, PA. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sunday December 6, 2009 between the hours of 2-4 pm. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 4:15 pm. The family would like to thank the staff at the Chemung County Nursing Facility 6th floor and Arnot-Ogden Medical Center 3rd and 4th floor for his care.  Published in Star-Gazette from December 3 to December 4, 2009

Age 89, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully at the Chemung County Nursing Facility in Elmira and went home on Monday, December 7, 2009. Violet was born on February 26, 1920 in Dunkirk, NY, daughter of the late Joseph and Basia (Gubernat) Kozlowski. Violet moved to Elmira with her family in 1933. In 1941 she and her father bought a farm outside of Elmira. During WWII Violet worked at the Eclipse Plant and received an award for perfect work. She enjoyed dancing, especially at Rorick's Glen. In 1946 Violet married Leon Kraszewski. Violet and Leon held down many jobs, along with running the farm. From 1954-1967, Vi owned and operated Vi's Inn on Davis St., in Elmira and was well known for her potato salad, pizza and Friday fish fries. Violet was a waitress at several local restaurants, including Lib's Supper Club, and she cooked at Vic's Diner in Elmira. She also worked at Notre Dame High School's cafeteria, Artistic Greetings, and ran the Sip' N' Snack Shack in Elmira. After her retirement, Vi earned her High School GED and rummaged at yard sales with her sister, Stella. She enjoyed watching cooking, travel and game shows, especially "The Price Is Right"; and feeding the neighborhood birds and squirrels. In her last year and a half, while at the Chemung County Nursing Facility, Violet enjoyed joking with staff, going to physical therapy and exercise class, and winning at bingo. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Survivors include her son, Leon and special daughter-in-law, Karen (Van Sickle) Kraszewski and their children, Jessica, Andrew and Stephen Kraszewski; daughter, Agnes Reed and her son, Joshua Kraszewski; and many nieces and nephews. Violet was predeceased by her husband, Leon in 2005, along with sisters, Victoria Morse, Stella Niekras and Mildred Webster, and brothers, Robert, Julius and Emil Kozlowski. The family would like to thank the 5th Floor staff and the support staff at CCNF for their compassionate care and support for Vi. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Violet's name to the charity of one's choice. Family and friends are invited to call Saturday, December 12, 2009 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Memorial Service will follow at 4 p.m. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Published in Star-Gazette on December 10, 2009

Age 48, of Painted Post, New York, formerly of Munday, West Virginia, died November 27, 2009 in Grantsville with his family at his side following an extended illness. He was born in Elyria, Ohio, March 31, 1961 and was a son of the late Norman and Betty Maze Krugman. He was a graduate of West Virginia University where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Tom was a Project Manager in the Green Lazer Division of Corning, Incorporated of Corning, New York. He was a former Mechanical Engineer at Corning Consumer Products Division of Corning, Incorporated in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, as well as for Anchor Hocking Glass Company of Lancaster, Ohio. Tom was a devoted and loving husband and father who truly cherished the time he shared with his family. He is survived by his wife, Rhonda L. Stump Krugman, two sons, Zachary and Ethan and one daughter, Emily, all of Painted Post, New York; one brother, Mark (Heather) Krugman of Little Hocking, Ohio; three sisters, Gail Krugman of Grantsville, Marsha Krugman of Pennsboro and Linda Mackey of Lexington, Kentucky; his maternal grandmother, Nona Maze of Columbus, Ohio; several nieces and nephews and their families; and faithful golden retriever and companion, Cooper. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville. Rev. William Law and Rev. Roger G. McKee will officiate. Interment will be in the Maze Cemetery at Munday. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday.  Published in Star-Gazette on December 1, 2009

KUJAWSKI - KAMAS, Josephine (Kujawski)
Was accepted into God's loving arms November 29, 2009. She is predeceased by her husband, Max; her daughter, Elizabeth Gath; parents, Tekla and Charles Kujawski; her brothers, Rev. Leonard and Edward Kujawski. Josephine is survived by her children, Dorothy (Robert) Smith, Charles (Kathleen) Kamas, Linda Nerges, Joanne (George) Juzwiak; grandchildren, Charles (Elizabeth) Smith, Rebecca (Christopher) Griffith, Kenneth (Amy) Kamas, Mark Kamas, Rachel (Brent) Housel, Holly (Charles) Upchurch, Sarah Nerges, Joseph Juzwiak (and fiancée, Nicole Pengsen), Daniel Juzwiak; her brother, Casmir (Louise) Kujawski; and sister, Pauline Agostinelli; eleven great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Josephine was the secretary for St. Stanislaus Parish for over 25 years. She was an active member of St. Stanislaus Parish, working on many events. Josephine was a member of the Society's and committees of St. Stanislaus Parish. Josephine had a great love for singing in the choirs. Friends may call Wednesday, 4-8 p.m. at the RICHARD L. FELERSKI FUNERAL HOME, INC., 570 Kings Highway South at Titus Ave. Family and friends are invited to St. Stanislaus Church Thursday morning at 9:30, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Polyphonic & Resurrection Choirs or the Memorial Fund of St. Stanislaus Church.  Published in Star-Gazette on December 1, 2009

LAMB - Mr. Charlie Lamb died Sept. 24, 1963. Survived by wife, Mrs. Charlie Lamb [shameful excuse for a name] of Scranton, PA; sister, Mrs. Evelyn Swan, Clark's Summit, PA; nephew, Arthur Swan, Laredo, Texas; niece, Hazel G. Green, Lyons, NY. All are formerly from Mansfield, PA. Other nieces who survive are Mrs. Unita Graves, Burdett, NY, Mrs. Christine Graves, Elmira, NY and Mrs. Thelma Graves, Tioga Center, NY. - Mansfield Advertiser, Sept. 1963

LANG - Edward J. "Roger" Lang, 62, of Overton Road, Dushore, Pa., died at his home on Friday, Dec. 04, 2009.  Ed was born on Jan. 15, 1947, a son of the late Joseph M. and Dorothy A. McMAHON Lang of Mildred, Pa. He graduated from the Sullivan County High School, a member of the class of 1966. He married the former Ronna M. NICK of Brookville, Pa., on March 18, 1989.   Ed worked as a truck driver for PennDOT, from which he retired after 35 years of service.  He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred, Pa., and a member of PARSE.  Surviving are: spouse Ronna Lang, at home; son and daughter-in-law Rodger A. and Tara Lang of Duryea, Pa.; brother Joseph T. Lang of Mildred, Pa.; grandson Darrian J. Lang; aunt Beatrice Lang of Dushore, Pa.; and numerous cousins.  A transferal service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, his pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home.  The family will provide the flowers and ask that memorials be sent to St. Francis of Assisi Church, P.O. Box 307, Dushore, PA 18614.  06 Dec. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

MATHERS - FITCH, Joanne Mathers
Age 46 of Odessa, NY, a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and a woman beloved by many, died on Sunday, December 6, 2009 after a long battle with cancer. Her loving and devoted husband, Mark A. Fitch, loving daughter, Cassie Fitch of Odessa, NY and father, Robert Mathers Jr. of Corning, NY, survives Jo. She is also survived by her sisters, Roberta (Daniel) Van Skiver of Odessa, NY and Karen (Kevin) Kelley of Elmira, NY; brother, Gerald (Gina) Mathers of Chesapeake, VA and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Jo was an Odessa-Montour Hall of Famer with great attributes in Basketball and Track. She was known for her many hours of volunteering for the Odessa-Montour Sports Boosters Club which she took much pride in. Relatives and friends are invited to calling at the Odessa United Methodist Church, Odessa, NY on Friday December 11, 2009 between the hours of 5 PM to 7 PM. Her funeral service will be held following visitation at 7 PM. Burial will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery, Watkins Glen, NY on Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 11 AM. Jo's wishes were that in lieu of flowers; please make a donation to the OMCS or WGCS sports boosters club or to The Odessa File. Arrangements under the direction of Vedder and Scott Funeral Home.  Published in Star-Gazette on December 9, 2009

Age 35, of Corning, NY, died Saturday, December 12, 2009, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Arik was born on September 26, 1974 in Elmira, NY, son of Edward and Anita Mitchell. Arik worked for J & J Express out of Rochester, NY. He loved music and has played in many bands, loved playing X Box, but most of all loved his daughters. Survivors include his wife, Amy Mitchell; daughters, Gillian and Gwendolyn Mitchell; parents, Ed and Anita Mitchell; sisters, Hilary Smith, Heather and Pat Mitchell; brothers, Adam, Dan and Ed Mitchell; in-laws, Robert and Pat Miller; many nieces and nephews, along with many friends. Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday, December 16, 2009, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in West Hill Cemetery in Painted Post, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations for Arik's daughter's education fund can be mailed to Amy Mitchell at 2287 Butler Court, Lot 25, Corning, NY 14830.  Published in Star-Gazette on December 14, 2009

MORGAN Michael E.
Michael E. Morgan, age 45, of Lindley, died on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born on July 16, 1964 in Wellsboro, PA.  Michael was a very loving and caring man. He enjoyed cooking, gardening, and entertaining. Michael was the General Manager of the Monkey Barrel Restaurant and was previously the General Manager of the Holiday Inn in Erwin. He liked to cater weddings and special events. He owned Medley's Cafe on Market Street in Corning, and liked farming and horses.  He is survived by his husband, Jerry Burlingame of Lindley; mother, Marlene A. McCall of Elmira; sisters and brothers-in-law, Donna and Joel Daugherty of Elmira Heights and Pamela and Kirk Pepper of Addison; mother-in-law, Arlene Burlingame of Lindley; best friends, Randy and Jeff; and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his canine companion, Strudel.  Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney Street, Corning, on Friday, December 4, 2009 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, and again on Saturday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Michael's funeral services will follow there at 11:00 am. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery in Corning.

OBOURN - Mrs. Elizabeth Obourn Maynard, 49, of Ridley Park, Pa., died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 1962. Survived by husband, John W. Maynard; sons, John W. Jr. and David S. at home; brothers, William and Wilbur Obourn of Wellsboro, Herman Obourn of Mansfield, Nicholas Obourn of Corning. Funeral was held at Collins Funeral Home, Galeton on Saturday at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Robert Fleck officiating. Burial was in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. - Mansfield Advertiser, October 1962

OLVER - C. Wey Olver, a former resident of Mansfield died at his home in Chester, Pa., on October 17, 1962. He is survived by wife, Mrs. Margretta Olver, and nieces, Mrs. Ida Kelly, Mrs. Lou O. Sine and Mrs. Carol Bates. - Mansfield Advertiser, October 1962

PALMER - PAYNE, Catherine Marie (Palmer)
Age 82, formerly of Breesport, NY, died November 26, 2009 at her residence in Frostproof, FL. She was born July 6, 1927 in Elmira, NY and was the loving and devoted wife of 59 years to James B. Payne. She was pre-deceased by her husband and first son James Charles. Surviving children are Carl Payne, Judith Payne of Corning, Glenn Payne of Horseheads, Gary Payne of Florida, and Bruce Payne of Horseheads; along with three grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be fondly remembered for her kind, and loving demeanor as both a wonderful wife and mother. No services will be held.  Published in Star-Gazette on November 29, 2009

Age 81, of 1 Cedar St., Watkins Glen, NY, died on Thursday, November 26, 2009, at Schuyler Hospital. William is survived by his many friends and family at The Arc of Schuyler, as well as his good friend, LeRoy Schroeder. William will be remembered by his friends as a man whose smile could light up a room. He was a strong and quiet man who loved coffee and chocolate. He enjoyed working with his hands and he particularly loved Christmas lights and the holiday season. Friends are invited to call at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Wednesday, December 2, 2009, from 3 to 6 p.m. His funeral service will be held following visitation. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery in Watkins Glen will be on December 3, at 10 a.m. Memorial contributions in William's name may be made to The Arc of Schuyler Endowment Fund, 203 Twelfth St., Watkins Glen, NY or to the charity of one's choice.  Published in Star-Gazette on December 1, 2009

POTTER Charles Lyman (Bud) Jr.
75, of Valois, NY, passed quietly into the arms of our Lord in the early hours of Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2009, at the home of his daughter in Maineville, OH and surrounded by many members of his loving family. He will be dearly missed by his beloved wife of 54 years, Lela Scaptura Potter; sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Linda Potter and Rick and Ann Marie Potter of North Carolina; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Jo and Mike Gates of Ohio; grandchildren, Alexandria (Matthew) Oblinsky of Georgia, Jake, Jaimie, Nikki and Richard Potter of North Carolina, Christine, Elizabeth and Matthew Gates of Ohio; mother-in-law, Marian Scaptura of Watkins Glen; sister, Joan (John) O'Mara of Honeoye Falls, NY; and sister-in-law, Lana Potter of Ohio. He was preceded in death by his brother, John Potter. Charles, Bud or Buddy was an ever so wonderful husband, father and grandfather, a friend to all of those he met and not a cross word could be said of the way he lived his life and faith. A member of St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church in Watkins Glen and retired from IBM Corp. after a 37 year career as an engineer, Bud enjoyed his retirement years golfing with friends, tennis with cousins, 'projects' around the house and "gorgeous" summer days with his family on Seneca Lake. Services will be held at St Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church in Watkins Glen, Monday November 30th, with visitation prior to services from 10-11 a.m. at the Link, followed by a funeral mass at 11 a.m. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St Mary's Catholic Church or to the Hector Volunteer Fire Department.  Published in Star-Gazette on November 28, 2009

RICHARDS Arthur Harris III
Of Narragansett R.I., formerly of Glenmont, N.Y. died November 26, 2009. Raised in Watkins Glen, N.Y., he received a B.S. degree from Rochester Institute of Technology and doctorate from University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He taught biochemistry at the University of Dayton was affiliated with the Trover Clinic in Madisonville, K.Y., and was with the New York State Health Department for 25 years. Lovingly, survived by his wife of 51 years, Phyllis Lader Richards, daughters Roberta (Paul) and Robyn (Steve), and grandchildren Gabrielle, Nicholas, William, and Courtney, also survived by a sister Sandra, brother Clayton, and many beloved nieces and nephews. Funeral services to be held Thursday, Dec. 3 at Burrows Memorial Chapel-Lake View Cemetery, Skaneateles, N.Y. at 1 p.m. Lunch to follow at Sherwood Inn. Arrangements: by Robert D. Gray Funeral Home, Skaneateles.  Published in Star-Gazette on December 1, 2009

Age 85, formerly of E. Miller Street in Elmira, died Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Bernice was born May 1, 1924 in Waverly, NY, a daughter of Lloyd and Bernice Rockwell. She is predeceased by her former husband Nicholas Martelli, son Nicholas "Bud" Martelli, twin sister Beatrice Woodburn, and sister Dorothy White. Bernice is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Debbie Martelli of North Carolina, Christopher Martelli of Ithaca, Joseph and Judy Martelli of Johnson City, TN, Richard and Sandy Martelli of Elmira, Gary and Gail Martelli of Tempe, AZ; 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. After graduating high school Bernice attended Pratt Unviersity in Brooklyn, NY as an art student. She was known locally for her landscape and portrait paintings. Bernice had been an active member of the Arnot Art Museum Art Club. She loved to travel, enjoying trips to Canada, Europe, and Israel with her longtime friend Roy Fox. Bernice was a woman of strong religious faith. She had been a member of Horseheads Christian Fellowship and, later, Faith Tabernacle Church. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Saturday, December 5, 2009 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Waverly. Bernice's family thanks the second floor staff at the Chemung County Nursing Facility for their care and kindness.  Published in Star-Gazette on December 3, 2009

ROGERSON John Thomas Jr.
80, naval officer, lawyer, Foreign Service officer, teacher, mentor, runner and track coach, town supervisor, actor, director, choir member, sonneteer, amateur playwright and novelist, beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, died Friday morning, November 27, 2009. Born in Miami, FL on March 21, 1929, John Rogerson was the eldest of four children of John Thomas Rogerson, Sr., a veteran Pan American Airways pilot who included among his passengers Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Al Jolson and Humphrey Bogart, and had barnstormed in Cuba, and Barbara Kendall Rogerson, a family friend of aviation pioneer Glenn H. Curtiss. John, or Jack, as he was known to many family members, grew up in Miami Springs and spent summers on Keuka Lake, NY. Rogerson graduated from Miami Senior High School and received both his B.A. and his J.D. (law degree) from the University of Florida and was a member of Beta Theta Pi and Florida Blue Key. After law school, he joined the Navy as an Air Intelligence Officer and, as part of his tour of duty, spent six months in the Mediterranean aboard the USS Roosevelt with Fighter Squadron 13 during the Korean War. A Lieutenant Senior Grade when he left the Navy, he practiced law briefly, then took the Foreign Service exam - and was one of only two people from the State of Florida accepted into the program. He trained in Washington, DC, and served two tours at the American Embassy in Tehran, Iran, as a Protocol Officer and in the political section, followed by a tour at the Consulate General in Monterrey, Mexico. He was fluent in both Farsi and Spanish. While in Iran, two experiences foreshadowed two future passions and professions: he taught an English class at Tehran University and he caught the acting bug and was active in the Little Theater of Tehran. In 1965, he left the Foreign Service and moved to Keuka Lake, winterized a family lakeside cottage, and began what would arguably be his most rewarding career: as a teacher and mentor. He first taught English at Alfred University and then in Hornell before moving to Hammondsport Central School, where he spent many happy years teaching English and Spanish, coaching track, mentoring students and running the drama club. Along the way, he was elected Wayne Town Supervisor and, later, Town Justice. Drama club paved the way to Keuka Lake Players, a community theater group based in Hammondsport that Rogerson helped form. He was a charter member, served on the Board of Trustees, and fulfilled his passion for theater by acting in, directing and mentoring many productions over the past 22 years. As a child, he was a gifted cartoonist who created his own comic strips, and an avid reader, especially of adventure and fantasy. Childhood favorites included the Oz books by L. Frank Baum, Edgar Rice Burroughs' stories about Tarzan and John Carter of Mars, and Rafael Sabatini's swashbucklers; a recent favorite was Harry Potter. He also enjoyed biographies and history, both historical and fictional, and was an enthusiastic fan of Patrick O'Brian's Master and Commander series. He wrote sonnets and was currently working on a Celtic play and novel, "Brianna." He loved movies - his extensive video and DVD collection included silent and animated films, comedies, action, dramas, musicals, westerns, historical, foreign language, and BBC adaptations - and for many years he organized the monthly movie nights at his church. Music was a running theme throughout John Rogerson's life. He played harmonica and piano. He sang in the church choir. His musical tastes ranged from classical to Irish ballads, swing to Broadway, spiritual to country. He listened to Enrico Caruso, Irish tenor John McCormack, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Ethel Merman, Mary Martin, Paul Robson and Willie Nelson, to name a few favorites. A world traveler, sophisticated, well-read, highly intelligent, John Rogerson was at heart a small-town boy with a big imagination, at his happiest mentoring a student, discussing a movie, listening to music, tinkering with his writings. He is survived by his wife, Joan Tillman Rogerson; his former wife, Priscilla P. Rogerson; his children, Priscilla Kathleen Rogerson, John Thomas Rogerson III (Leah), Barbara Peiker (Henry) and Susan Pondish (Christopher); his granddaughter, Tegan Rein; his brother, Thomas Rogerson (Arlene); his sister, Alice Barker; his nieces, Lisa Bartlett (Marc Mason), Patricia Giles and Lori Sheldon; and his step-grandchildren, Ashley, Aaron and Adam Prom. Calling hours are Sunday, November 29, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the LaMarche Funeral Home, 35 Main Street, Hammondsport, NY. Funeral services will take place Monday, November 30, at 2:30 p.m. at the St. James Episcopal Church, Hammondsport, NY, the Rev. Sandra Curtis officiating. Interment will be immediately following at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Following the cemetery services, all are invited back to the church for a light meal. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: St. James Episcopal Church, the Curtiss Museum, or the Keuka Lake Players.  Published in Star-Gazette on November 29, 2009

SCHMOLL - Lillian VanNest, 78, of Largo, Fla., died on Friday, Aug. 7, 2009.  She was born in Carverton, Pa., the daughter of the late Allen F. and Marjorie SAXE Schmoll.  In 1934, Lillian moved with her family to Durell, Pa., where she became a vital partner in the operation of her family's Rolling Acres Farm and developed a passion for horseback riding. Lillian was a graduate of Towanda High School, Class of 1949. On Sept. 30, 1950, Lillian and James William VanNest of Standing Stone, Pa., were married at the Schmoll Family Rolling Acres Farm.  She was employed by DuPont de Nemours in Towanda, Pa., where she worked until retirement. Lillian and "Bill" enjoyed traveling together and soon settled in Largo, Fla., where she was an active member of Largo United Methodist Church and a volunteer for Suncoast Hospice. Surviving are: husband William "Bill" VanNest; daughter Debra VanNest Cole, her husband Norman, and their sons Kirk and Kyle Cole of Largo; son Robert VanNest, his wife Wendy Kelly VanNest, and their sons Sam and Ben of Easton, Md.; nieces Mary S. (Ralph) Martin of Towanda, Pa., and Margaret S. Brecher of Monroeton, Pa.; and a sister-in-law, Rachel W. Durand of Durell.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by: her parents; brothers Amos S. Schmoll in 1964 and Allen Schmoll in 2008; and by her niece, Sylvania Schmoll Holder in 2004.  A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 11 at the Oak Manor Senior Living Community Club house in Largo, Fla., with Eric McCrae officiating. A memorial service and burial will take place in Pennsylvania at the Standing Stone United Methodist Church at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy be made in the form of contributions to Standing Stone United Methodist Church, in memory of Lillian.  14 August 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

SCHOONOVER - James “Jack” Schoonover, age 84, died on Thursday, November 26, 2009 at home. He was born on July 7, 1925 in Nelson, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Mansel and Minnie Schoonover Gardner.  Jack and his wife, Wilma, have been together for 55 years.  He worked for the City of Corning for many years and later worked at Hope Cemetery in Corning.  Jack is survived by his wife, Wilma Youngs Schoonover, daughters, Elizabeth (Jesse) Bolt of Lawrenceville, Violet Fail of Plaston, GA, and Linda (David) VanDusen of Bath, sons, James (Kelly Babcock) Schoonover, Larry (Sabrina) Schoonover, and Randy (Ann) Schoonover all of Bath, daughter-in-law, Tina Schoonover of Bath, sister, Katherine (Frank) Ameigh of Seneca Falls, brother: Robert (Mary) Gardner of Bath, special niece (daughter), Arloine Cook of Corning, and numerous grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.  There will be no calling hours.  Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 11:00 am at the South Corning Fire Hall in South Corning.  Burial will take place at Hedgesville Cemetery in Hedgesville, NY at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements by Carpenter’s Funeral Home.

Age 70, of Elmira, whose proper name was Vieva Woodworth Seely Luce Austin Iszard, died at her home on Sunday, December 6, 2009. Vieva was born April 16, 1939, a daughter of the late John Madison Seely, Sr. and Julia Dow Seeley Luce. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her brother Baird L. Seely, and Torry J. Luce, who adopted her. Vieva is survived by her dear husband Robert F. Iszard; daughters and sons-in-law, Cathryn and John Maczko of Vestal, NY, with children, Julia, Jack, and Thomas; Amy and Christopher Pietrofesa of Elizabeth, CO, with "special grandson" Bear; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Elizabeth and Patrick Kane of Horseheads; brothers and sister-in-law, John S. and Joanne Luce of Elmira, the "pillars of the family", Dr. T. James Luce, with Marvin Mandlebaum, of Tinton Falls, NJ; step-children, Robert F. Iszard, with wife Martha, of Glenora, NY, Karen E. Brinton, with husband Buck, of Towson, MD, Barbara I. Hislop of Horseheads; several step grandchildren, step great-grandchildren; extra special niece Molly Bailey; along with other nieces and nephews. Also surviving are former husband, and good friend, Louis W. Austin, very special friends, Mary Booth Roberts, her life long friend, Pam and Fred Seither, Alberta Mase, and Susie Smith. Vieva was a life long member of Grace Episcopal Church, where she was active in the Altar Guild. She was also a long time volunteer at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, where Sue VanSickle gave her a place and an opportunity to serve, which enriched Vieva's life. Friends are invited to a Requiem Mass, for Vieva, on Friday, December 11, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, with Reverend Father Donald Matthews presiding. The family will provide flowers. Donations in Vieva's memory may be directed to either, Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905, Foundation for Prader-Willi Research, 104 Home Ave., Alexandria VA 22301, or Grace Episcopal Church, 375 W. Church Street, Elmira, NY 14901. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.  Published in Star-Gazette on December 8, 2009

SEELYE Suzanne Marie
Suzanne Marie Seelye, a lifelong and well-known resident of Canton, died Tuesday morning, December 1st, 2009, at Williamsport Hospital following a lifelong battle with diabetes. She was 50 years of age. Suzie was born August 21st, 1959 in Sayre, PA, one of three children in the family of the late Herman A. and Elizabeth (Rumsey) Seelye. She graduated Canton Area High School with the Class of 1976 and continued her education at Mansfield University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, a Reading Specialist certificate and eventually a Master of Science degree in Education. After brief stints at the Troy, Wellsboro and Lock Haven school districts, Suzie settled in as a teacher at Canton Elementary School. An extremely dedicated educator, Suzie could be found nightly and on weekends in her classroom, preparing for the students she adored. In addition, she was actively involved with the Canton Area Education Association, serving two terms as President. Suzie was a member of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) in Canton, where she served many years as Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher. You could frequently find her at the Rialto Theater enjoying a film with her dear friends. She also enjoyed board games and was a collector of clowns and bears. Suzie is survived by her brothers, Carl (and Ann) Seelye of York and Gary (and Mary) Seelye of Brownsville, PA; nieces, Jill (and Brett) Cowan and Bethany Seelye; nephews, Joel (and Amanda) Seelye, Craig (and Kara) Seelye, Joshua Seelye and Nathan Seelye; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, December 4th, at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton. A celebration of Suzie's life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Christ with Rev. Bonnie Browning officiating. The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Green Free Library, 14 N. Center St.; the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), 40 N. Minnequa Ave., (both in Canton) 17724; or the American Diabetes Association , PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 33212.  Published in Star-Gazette on December 3, 2009

Isabel Severance Carey, 95, of Zephyrhills Fla., formerly from Canton, died in her home Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009.  She is survived by step-daughter, June Harden of Mansfield; step-son, Kenneth (Patricia) Carey of Mansfield; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Seymour Carey; her son, Carl Dell; step-daughter, Mary Ellen Terry and step-son, James Carey.  Buriel was made in Dade City, Fla. with a memorial service in Zephyrhills, Fla.  Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from November 30 to December 8, 2009

SHEETS Leon Owen
Of Millport, NY - Was born July 17, 1930 in Muncy, PA, the son of the late Owen and Hazel Sheets, died peacefully at his home on Friday, November 27, 2009, at the age of 79. His sisters, Rachel (Joe) Hutter, Gladys (Lawrence) Shaw and Marie (Richard) Purvis also predeceased him. Leon is survived by his beloved children, Linda Getz of Denver, CO, Edward (Gale) Sheets, Suzanne Christian, Sherri Sheets, Penny (Alvin) Roberts, Sandy Coleman, Victoria (William) Payne, Paula Durgin and Brenda Sheets, all of Elmira, NY; brother, Richard (Donna) Sheets of Cocoa, FL; sisters, Doris Stone and Shirley Rarick, both of Troy, PA; along with 20 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. In 1990, Leon retired from Schweizer Aircraft Corp. after 28 years of dedicated service. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. At his request, there will be no be prior services. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc, 1050 Pennslvannia Ave, Elmira New York.  Published in Star-Gazette on December 1, 2009

Abigail Esaias 23, of Troy, died peacefully Monday morning, Dec. 7, 2009, at the Robert Packer Hospital following a period of declining health.  Abigail R. "Abby" or "Abs," as she was known by family and friends, was born Oct. 29, 1986, in Elmira, N.Y. She was a daughter of George II and Diana Leonard Stage. Abby was a graduate of Pennsylvania High School and later received certification from Penn Foster as a Para-Legal. Abby's life encompassed the love she shared for her family, especially her three year old son Dylan. She loved family outings, traveling and camping, Tanglewood near Covington was always a favorite. She was a talented young woman who enjoyed crocheting, scrapbooking and reading to her son. Shopping trips and "the girl's day out" were very special times for Abs. She was a member of the North Union Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ).  Surviving is her beloved husband, Robert "Rob" Esaias of Troy; a son, Dylan Tyler Esaias at home; stepdaughters, Ashley Esaias of Troy, Kaitlynn Esaias of Canton; her parents, George II and Diana Stage of Mansfield; a grandmother, Anna "Doris Jackson Stage of Tennessee; a brother, George Stage III; a sister Samantha Stage, both of Mansfield; father and mother-in-law, Robert and Mickey Esaias of Troy; uncles and aunts, James (Sandy) Stage of Tioga, Richard (Alice) Stage of Horseheads, N.Y., Mary Ann (Pete) Sundin of Tennessee, Joanne Stoddard of Waverly, Judy (Bruce) Smith, Roxanne (Michael) Bobby all of Elmira, N.Y.; brother in law, Sean (Tamie) Esaias; a sister-in-law, Kasey Esaias all of Troy; nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents on both the Stage and Leonard families. A memorial service and celebration of Abigail's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, at the North Union Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) with her pastor, the Rev. Duane Taylor, officiating. Burial will be private.  The family will provide flowers and request your consideration of a memorial directed to the Guthrie Federal Credit Union, 163 Canton St., Troy, Pa. 16947 in trust for Abby's son, Dylan's college education.  The Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton is assisting the family with arrangements.  Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from December 8 to December 15, 2009

Wellsboro Agitator - January 14, 1931
Middlebury Center, Jan. 7 - Mrs. Florence Thompson Layton, of Watkins, N.Y., while coasting with her small brothers on Steuben Street in Watkins, was fatally inujured.  She was on the sled alone at the time and no one saw the accident.  The sled left the road, jumped into the ditch and threw her head first into a stonepile.  Her skull was fractured in two places.  She was well known in Middlebury and Wellsboro and was highly esteemed by all who knew her.  She was always ready to lend a hand to help others.  She is survived by her mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hazen, of Sherman, N.Y.; her father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Thompson, of Watkins; two brothers, Joseph, of Wayne, N.Y., and Jessie, of Sherman; her aged grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Brown, of Middlebury, R. D. 1, and her husband, Lynn Layton, and several uncles and aunts.  She was born August 21, 1910, in Middlebury, where she lived untl her parents moved to Bradford.  About three years ago she was married to Lynn Layton, of Bradford.  After the accident she was rushed to the Good Shepherd hospital at Montour Falls but she never regained consciousness.

TUCKMAN - Samson G. Tuckman, 66, of Pearl Street, Wellsboro, died Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.
He was the husband of Marion Katzman Tuckman whom he married May 5, 1965. Samson was born Jan. 14, 1943, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of the late Victor and Sally Horowitz Tuckman. He received an associates degree in textile technology and was a construction supervisor for various construction firms in the building industry, retiring in 2006. He was a very avid stamp collector with an extensive collection. Surviving are his wife, Marion; nephews, Scott Tuckman of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Brian Tuckman of Las Vegas, Nev. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ray Tuckman. If desired, memorials may be made in his memory to a charity of ones choice. Burial will be made in Beth David Cemetery in Elmont, N.Y. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from December 6 to December 15, 2009

Age 62, of Tioga, PA, died December 5, 2009, at home. She was born May 12, 1947, in Elmira, NY, the daughter of Harry and Myrtle Smith Trowbridge. Cheryl was a retired teacher at Williamson Jr. Sr. High School and a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville, PA. Cheryl is survived by her husband of 42 years, Carl; her mother, Myrtle Trowbridge Kennedy of Burlington, PA; a son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Karen Matteson of Corning, NY; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Gary Tas of Painted Post, NY, Kelly and Roger Sherman of Covington, PA; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Mary Lee Trowbridge of Wellsboro, PA, Donald and Brenda Trowbridge of Blossburg, PA; and six grandchildren. A memorial service will be held for Cheryl at Calvary United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville, PA, on January 9, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions in Cheryl's memory may be made to the Memorial Fund at Calvary United Methodist Church, PO Box 237, Lawrenceville, PA 16929.  Published in Star-Gazette on December 7, 2009

Patricia Wakefield Ford, 58, of Wellsboro and formerly of Quakertown, died on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.
Patricia was born on June 28, 1951, in Albany, N.Y., the daughter of Edward L. and Shirley Kinsey Ford.  A graduate of Quakertown High School, Patricia was a licensed practical nurse. She loved animals, especially horses, dogs and cats. Her family meant a lot to her and was a source of great strength through trying times.  Patricia is survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Edward N. and Barbara Ford of Coopersburg, Robert H. and Geralyn Ford of Allentown; one sister and brother-in-law, Eleanor F. and Dennis A. Hallman of Quakertown; one nephew, Kevin E. Hallman and one niece, Melissa S. Ford. A memorial service will be held on Dec. 19, at 11 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Yerger Building, Erie and Hellertown Ave., Quakertown. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Patricia's name to the Pennsylvania SPCA, Mansfield Road, Route 6, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901 or the Lion's Eye Bank of NE PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC 637 S. Main St., Mansfield.  Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from December 1 to December 8, 2009

WALLING - BAUER, Isabelle "Billie" (Walling, Carpenter)
Of Elmira, NY, died Friday, December 4th, 2009. "Billie" was born to Floyd and Cleda (Gregory) Walling September 13, 1915 in East Corning, NY. She was predeceased by husbands, Harold Carpenter (1958) and Arthur Bauer (2000). She is survived by children, Sharon Wheeler, FL and Gerald (Dovie) Carpenter, AZ; stepchildren, the late Arlene (Carl) Mustico and Douglas (Barbara) Bauer; grandchildren, Becki (Thomas) Iamaio, FL, Bonnie (Wayne) MacBeth, Laurie (Peter) Johnson, MA, Bethany (Christian) Durys, FL, Karen Carpenter-Palumbo, Christine (William) Stewart, CHINA, Colleen Carpenter, Connie Carpenter, NJ, Gerald Carpenter, Nicole (Aric) Howland, and the late Lanette Price, FL. Also predeceased by two brothers and two sisters. She was a homemaker and later in life she became the second school crossing guard appointed (1954) in Elmira. "Billie" was a child and dog lover. Family and friends will be received at Olthof' Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Monday, December 7, 2009, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., with Funeral Services there Monday at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Billie's name can be made to Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.  Published in Star-Gazette from December 5 to December 6, 2009

WASOWICZ -Mrs. Celia Wetzel, wife of Charles Wetzel of Reading, died Tuesday after a brief illness. She was a former resident of Arnot. Born in Arnot 46 years ago she was the daughter of Walter and Antoinette Stempeck Wasowicz. She was a member of St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Reading. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Dahlgren and Mrs. Marie Kirkendall of Arnot; three brothers, Stanley Wasowicz and Francis Nelcoski of Blossburg, and Daniel Nelcoski of Covington. Funeral services and burial was held in Reading. - Wellsboro Agitator, December 27, 1962

WORDEN Spencer Eugene (Gene)
Age 81, of Castleton, NY, died Friday, November 20th, at Evergreen Commons, East Greenbush, NY. Locally he was employed by Hankins Container (1951-1957), Elmira, NY, Corning Packaging Corp, Corning (1957-1967). Friends and family are invited to call at the First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY on Wed. Dec. 2, 2009 from 10-11:00 a.m. His funeral service will follow there at church at the conclusion of calling hours at 11:00. Suggested memorial donations can be made to the National Kidney Foundation , the American Heart Association , or the National Stroke Association. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads. A complete notice will appear in Sunday's edition.  Published in Star-Gazette on November 26, 2009

YODER - George D. Yoder, 79, of Covington, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 1970, at the Blossburg State Hospital. A self-employed merchant and basketmaker, he resided here for the past two years. Born Jan. 24, 1891, in Fritztown. Mr. Yoder was the son of Adam and Sally Eames Yoder. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Iva Schaeffer Yoder; a daughter, Mrs. Mabel Houser, Middletown; two sons, George D. Jr., also of Middletown; and Harold of Stony Creek; two step-daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Dick, Tacoma Park, Md., and Mrs. Betty Seitz of Germany; a step-son, Christian Baum, Pottstown; a sister, Mrs. Sarah Whitehead of Wellsboro RD6; two brothers, Paul of Reading; Irvin of Stonersville; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lutz's, Reading. Burial was in the Audenbach Cemetery, Reading. The Rev. Robert A. Hoffman, of the Wellsboro Seventh-day Adventist Church officiated. The Kuhl and Spink Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. - Wellsboro Gazette, February 19, 1970

? WRIGHT, Jeanne M.
Formerly of LaFayette, died Sunday, November 29, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital, she was 87 years old. Predeceased by her husband, James R. Wright; they owned and operated the Valley Package Liquor Store for over 36 years. Surviving are her son, James F. Wright (Diane) of Fulton; daughter, Nancy Vogt (Richard) of Tully; grandchildren, James F. Wright II of PA, Penny Anne Berner (Dana) of Fulton, Kelly Kuttruff (Gary) of Marcellus and E. Ruston Steingraber (Nicole Cross) of Onondaga Hill. She had three great-grandchildren, James F. Wright lll, Chloe Morrissa Kuttruff and predeceased Tannor John Kuttruff. A Calling Hour will be held Friday from 10 -11 a.m. at Ballweg & Lunsford funeral Home, 4612 S. Salina Street, Syracuse with a Memorial Service to immediately follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Warners, NY. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Aurora or the LaFayette Volunteer Fire Department.  Published in Star-Gazette on December 2, 2009.  Birthdate: February 4, 1922 in Elmira, New York.
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