Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Clippings, Obituary,  & Scrapbook Section


Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA






Joyce's Search Tip - February 2010 

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


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This page includes obituaries of people with connection to our three counties but not buried in them or cemetery not identified. If local cemetery is known, see the Obituaries by Cemetery section of the site.

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

RONALD L. ALBERT, 64 of Montrose, PA, formerly of Bodines and Ralston, PA died Monday, April 18, 2005 at Wilson Memorial Regional Medical Center, Johnson City, N.Y.  Born Nov. 14, 1940 in Williamsport, PA, he was the son of Dorothy (Rauscher) Albert and the late Rollin Albert.  His wife of 38 years, Judith (Davis) Albert survives him.  He was an avid Civil War buff.  He was a member and past treasurer of the Susquehanna County Historical Society, North-South Skirmish Association, past member of 137 N.Y. Volunteer Infantry and present member of the 11th PA Volunteer Infantry, present member and past commander of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Ezra S. Griffin Camp #8, past Liberty Township supervisor and present member of the Liberty Township Planning Commission.  Besides his wife, survivors included daughters and sons-in-law, Shannon Albert of San Jose, Calif., and Wendy and David Laney of Greenville, N.C.; two grandchildren, Joshua and Seth Laney; mother, Dorothy Rauscher and a very special family friend, Jennifer Street.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, A Selected Independent Funeral Home, 74 Church St., Montrose, PA.  Interment will be in the Pennsdale Cemetery on Route 14.  The family will provide all the flowers and suggests that, if desired, memorial contributions may be made to Susquehanna County Historical Society, 2 Monument Square, Montrose, PA.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

WILLIAM JAMES ATKINS SR. age 64 of Lincoln Falls, Sullivan County died on Sunday, July 24, 2005 at his home with his loving family at his side after a hard fought battle with asbestosis.  Jim was born October 1, 1940 in Abington Township, Montgomery County, son of the late Wilbur Atkins and Mabel Arnold Atkins.  He graduated from the William Tenet High School in Southampton, PA and married the former Sarah Lorraine Fleer on March 10, 1962.  They resided in Ottsville, PA where Jim worked for over 27 years for the Central Bucks School District before retiring to his Elk Creek Road residence in Sept. of 2002.  Jim was a loving spouse, father and grandfather.  He really enjoyed spending time with his 10 grandchildren, hunting, fishing, woodworking and his beloved English Bulldog, Dozer.  Jim and Sally attended the Shunk United Methodist Church.  Jim was a member of Quakertown Lodge #512 F. & A.M.  Surviving are his spouse, Sally at home; son and daughter-in-law, William James Atkins Jr. & Renee Atkins, North Wales, PA; three daughters and sons-in-law; Virginia Elizabeth & Christopher Graham, Collegeville, PA; Joanne Lorraine & Hassan Alaou, Townson, MD, Sandra Beth & Thomas Hendricks, Ottsville, PA; brother and sister-in-law, Chick & Renee Atkins, Duncan, SC; sisters and brother-in-law, Virginia M. & William Fallenstein, Souderton, PA, Loanne Laibinis, Naples, FL; ten grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  A graveside funeral service was held on Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at the Brown Cemetery, Shunk, PA with the Rev. James C. House, pastor of the Shunk United Methodist Church officiating.  Memorials may be directed to the Shunk United Methodist Church, Shunk, PA or Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA.  Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 208 Water St., Dushore, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

JO-ANN CLARABEL BAILEY, six year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Bailey of Troy, Pa. formerly of Elmira died unexpectedly in Elmira at 8:50 p.m. July 19, 1936.  Besides her parents she is survived by one brother, Glen Jr. and nine sisters, Mrs. Eugene Perry of Canton, Pa., Mrs. Jack Whiting and Mrs. Anna Janowsky of Elmira and Joyce, Nancy, Lorraine, Jackquline, Alfreda and Norma, all at home.  The body is at the Davis Funeral Home.  Announcement later.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/20/1936

JOHN E. BAILEY age 62 of RD 2, Beaver Dams, NY, Thursday, July 9, 1987 at the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, Elmira.  Friends are invited to call at the Vedder & Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY, Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held there Sunday, 2 p.m.  Internment Cayuta Cemetery.  Flowers are acceptable or those wishing may make memorials to the American Heart Assoc., the Schuyler Co. Chapter of the American Cancer Society, or a charity of one’s choice.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Phyllis (Rice) Bailey; daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Mark Hallahan of Horseheads, NY; sons and daughter-in-law, Gary and Deborah Bailey and Roby W. Bailey, all of Beaver Dams; grandchildren, William John Hallahan and Jeremy, Jessica and Benjamin John Bailey; sisters, Winifred Shoemaker of Eustis, FL, Nathalie Stanton of Jacksonville, FL; brother, Allen Bailey of Ocala, FL; aunt, Mrs. Loretta Smith of Big Pond, PA; several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Bailey was an employee of American Breeders Service, DeForrest, WI and had received a 25 year achievement award from the National Assoc. of Animal Breeders.  He was a member of the Olive Branch Grange of Moreland and also held memberships in the Schuyler Co. Pomona Grange, New York State and National Granges.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/11/1987.

BAILEY –MABEL LEONA SECHRIST, 87 of Jersey Shore died Monday, March 13, 2006 at Manor Care in Jersey Shore.  She was born April 13, 1918 in Antes Fort, the daughter of the late William and Tillie Bailey.  Mabel retired from Westfourth Manufacturing in Williamsport.  She enjoyed fishing and camping in Pine Creek Valley.  She also enjoyed playing cards.  Mabe is survived by her husband, James F. Sechrist; five children, James E. (Bonnie) of Milford, Olive L. (Sam) Zinck of Jersey Shore, Janette S. (Edward) Wehler of Mifflinton, Stephen F. (Ann) of Jersey Shore, Bruce A. (Sharon) Sechrist of Jersey Shore; 11 grandchildren.  Relatives and friends are invited ot attend Mabel’s Life Celebration service 11 a.m. Friday at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd., “A Life Celebration Home,” 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore with the Rev. Ted VanSchoick officiating.  A visitation will be from 9 until 11 a.m.  Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park.  Family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

BARBER –ERMA E. ELLIOTT age 57, of 2835 Canal St., Big Flats, N.Y., Wednesday, February 18, 1976 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial hospital, where she had been a patient for the last 2 months.  Friends may call at the Carpenter Funeral Home, Corning, Friday 2 to 4 p.m.  Funeral services there Saturday at 1 p.m., the Rev. Fred Jordan officiating.  Burial Coopers Cemetery.  Survived by four daughters, Mrs. Alan (Shirley) Ellison of Painted Post, Mrs. Henry (Donna) Taft of Goochland, Va., Miss Phyllis Elliott of Big Flats, Mrs. William (Audrey) of Addison; three sons, Earl of Horseheads, Ronald of Addison, Carl of Elmira; four sisters, Mrs. Edith Broderson, Mrs. Ralph Bentley, Mrs. Murray O’Hare and Miss Ruth Barber all of Corning; 23 grandchildren.  Mrs. Elliott was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church.  She was born in Corning, the daughter of Aussie Barber and Bertha Button Barber.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/20/1976

ROBERT H. BARROW, Leesburg, Florida died on Friday, September 9, 2005.  Mr. Barrow was born in Trout Run, Lycoming, PA.  Mr. Barrow graduated from Cornell University and was a retired Lt. Colonel in the United State Air Force, serving for 28 years.  He also had retired as Industrial Arts Teacher in the Corning (NY) public school system.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Leesburg, FL and belonged to the American Legion, the Elks and the Eagles.  Surviving are his wife, Martha J. Barrow of Leesburg, FL and three daughters, Kimberly (Bobby) Fisher of Omaha, Nebraska; Susan (Doug) Spaulding of Centerville, VA; and Deborah Barrow of Rochester, MI and six grandchildren.  Funeral services were to be held on Thursday, September 15, 2005 at the First Presbyterian Church of Leesburg.  An urn committal will be held at Florida National Cemetery on September 16, 2005 with Military Honors by the Marine Corps League Honor Guard.  Contributions may be made to Hospice of Lake and Sumter County, 12300 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Beyers Funeral Home, Leesburg, FL.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

JAMES BEECHEY, 64, 762 Spaulding St., Wednesday, May 4, 1949.  Survived by sisters, Mrs. Perry Klinger, Mrs. Robert Cotton, Mrs. Gladys Parks, all of Elmira, Mrs. Robert Bush of Des Moines, Iowa, Mrs. Earl Wheeler of Charlotte, N.C., Mrs. Ellen Wooster of Canton, Pa.; brothers, John of Morris Run, William of Fassett, Pa., Edwin of Horseheads, Lloyd of Elmira; several nieces and nephews.  Body is at the Hagerman Funeral Home.  Funeral announcement later.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/4/1949

BENNETT –LOLA JEAN MCCARTY, 77 of 69 Park Place, Muncy went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 25, 2004.  She was the wife of Lewis W. McCarthy, Jr.  A 1945 graduate of Muncy High School, she was a well-known seamstress, accomplished quilter and had owned and operated the former Outpost Fabric Shop of Muncy.  Born September 28, 1926 in South Williamsport, she was the daughter of Lewis and Estella (Saxon) Bennett.  Surviving in addition to her husband are one son, John McCarty of Muncy; seven daughters, Geri Schnure, Joyce Martin, Melinda Irwin, Lisa Dittmar and Cindy Knier, all of Muncy, Jeanne Bontomase of Lewisburg and Jacque McCarty of Montoursville; one brother, Gary Bennett of Hughesville; four sisters, Mildred Margargel of Lairdsville, Beryl Dirk, June Edwards and Priscilla Frey, all of Muncy; 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by one brother, Harry Bennett; and one sister, Jacqueline Haynes.  The funeral will be at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27 at Wallis-Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy.  Officiating will be the Rev. Michael R. Gardy, pastor of First United Methodist Church, Muncy.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  Friends will be received at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 to 6:30 p.m.  The family welcomes flowers; however, if desired, memorial contributions may be made to The Susquehanna Valley Quilters Guild, c/o Florence Mann, Treasurer, 3316 Route 87 Highway, Montoursville, PA.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

BENTLEY –MRS. MARY E. GROSSMAN, 74, died Monday, May 18, 1942 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter Reed in Corning, following a long illness.  She was born at Millport but had been a resident of Corning for 52 years.  She married Alfred Grossman Oct. 19, 1905 at St. Patrick’s Church, Corning.  She was a member of that church and the Mass band of the League of the Sacred Heart.  She had been affiliated with the W. W. Hayt Women’s Relief Corps for more than 40 y7ears.  Besides her daughter, with whom she resided, survivors are two brothers, Frank and James Bentley, both of Corning; several nieces and nephews.  The body is at the Sarsfield-Beilby Funeral Home, Corning, where the funeral will be held Thursday at 8:30 a.m. and at 9 at St. Patrick’s Church, Corning.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/19/1942

BETRON –DENISE M. VROMAN, 49 of 215 East Water St., Muncy, died Wednesday, January 4, 2006 at the Muncy Valley Skilled Nursing Unit following an extended illness.  Denise was employed as a tax preparer for H. & R Block.  She was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church and was a 1974 graduate of South Williamsport High School.  She was a social member of V.F.W. Post 7863 in DuBoistown, enjoyed collecting angels and lvoed animals.  Born July 22, 1956 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Charles E. Jr. and Ardella O. Marshall Betron.  Surviving are her husband, Thomas D. of South Williamsport; son, Christopher M. of Harrisburg; sisters, Vickie A. Murray of Bodines and Kathie J. Nickles of Nisbet; stepbrother, Shawn L. Mutchler of Harrisburg; and her stepfather, Meril S. Mutchler of Nisbet.  She was predeceased by a brother, Charles E. Betron III and a sister, Gwendolyn J. Spangler.  A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Monday in Wildwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Eric L. Deibler, church pastor officiating.  No visitation.  The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the S.P.C.A., 2805 Reach Rd., Williamsport.  Knight-Confer Funeral Home.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

FRANK BORICK age 80 of New York City died on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at Roosevelt Hospital in New York.  Frank was born in Lopez, Pa., Nov. 25, 1925.  He was a son of the late Michael and Anna Gulick Borick.  He attended school in Lopez and moved to New York to find employment.  Frank served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and returned to New York.  Frank was involved in auto service in the auto industry with Hertz Inc. and Mendon Truck Co.  He had been retired for the past 15 years.  He is survived by his wife, Julia Beuker Borick; two daughters and sons-in-law, Pauline and Wayne Muratore of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Jane and Peter Jeffrey of Manhattan, N.Y.; three grandsons, Marc Muratore, Peter Jeffrey and Matthew Muratore; two brothers and sister-in-law, Steve Borick of Towanda and Daniel and Robin Borick of Perkasie, Pa., Mildred and Robert Black of Summit, N.J. and Catherine and Paul Snider of Lopez; a sister-in-law, Cecelia Borick of Boyertown, Pa. and numerous nieces and nephews.  The burial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 11 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. with Hieromonk Michael Their, pastor of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Church officiating.  Interment will be in St. Valdimir’s Cemetery, Lopez.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.  Graveside funeral services will be accorded by members of McDermott Post No. 452 American Legion, Mildred, Pa.  Members are asked to assemble and pass in review at 6:45 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review

MR. CARL J. BOWER SR., 62 of 1512 Light St., Williamsport went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005.  He died at the Williamsport Hospital and Medical Center.  Mr. Bower was a graduate of the former Saint Joseph’s High School of Williamsport.  Mr. Bower was a member of Mater Dolorosa Roman Catholic Church in Williamsport.  He enjoyed hunting.  He had a great interest in Native American culture, especially its art work and music.  He enjoyed attending Native American Pow-Wows and gatherings and experiencing the lore and traditions that they offered.  Mr. Bower was an employee of Textron-Lycoming at Williamsport.  He had more than 40 years of service as an inspector there.  He was also a member of UAW Local #787 at Williamsport.  Born July 20, 1943 in Williamsport, he was the son of the late James A. and Margaret H. Engel Bower.  Surviving are his wife, the former Carol A. Seyler Bower of Williamsport; his daughter and son-in-law, Christine M. and Brian Kita of DuBoistown; his son and daughter-in-law, Carl J. Jr. and Jessica Bower of Williamsport; three sisters, Kathleen Fink of Williamsport, Annabelle (Lester) Bennett of Williamsport and Bernie (Louis) Plakenhorn of DuBoistown; one brother, Jerome F. Bower of Mosquito Valley and three grandchildren, Jesse Kita, Alex Kita and Rachel Kita.  In addition to his late parents, he was also preceded  in death by his brother, Raymond J. Bower of Clarion, Pa.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated privately at Mater Dolorosa Roman Catholic Church, 635 Hepburn St., Williamsport for the convenience of the family.  Father Michael McCormick will be the celebrant.  Interment will be private at the convenience  of the family at Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville.  Visitation will be  private and flowers will be provided.  Contributions in memory of Mr. Carl J. Bower Sr. may be made, if so desired, to Mater Dolorsa Roman Catholic Church, 635 Hepburn St., Williamsport, PA.  Arrangements are being directed by the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 E.  Central Ave., South Williamsport.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

DALE L. BOWER, 59, of Hughesville died Friday, June 2, 2006 at the Muncy Valley Hospital Emergency Room.  Born Sept. 23, 1946 in Muncy, he was a son of Charles L. and Marian W. Shaner Bower.  He and his wife, the former Bonnie O’Connor celebrated 41 years of marriage on Aug. 22, 2005.  Dale was a member of the Strawbridge Fishing Club and enjoyed fishing and woodworking.  Surviving in addition to his father and his wife are two sons, Doug and Scott Bower, both of Hughesville; two daughters, Stacey (Bill) Brown of Muncy and Melinda Bower of Hughesville and five grandchildren, Joshua Strickland, Courtney Bower, Zachary Strickland, Jordan Bower and Madison Bower.  Dale was preceded in death by a son, Dale Lee Bower Jr.  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville with the Rev. Henry E. Gable officiating.  Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery.  Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

BOWN –MRS. MERTLE L. SHEDDEN, 77, of Granville Summit, Pa., Sunday night, Dec. 10, 1950.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Harley Porter of Sayre, Pa., Mrs. Dean Duart of Granville Summit, Miss Mary Shedden of Elmira; sons, Dean and Harry Shedden of Granville Summit; brother, George Bown of Lincoln Falls, Pa.  The body is at the Morse Funeral Home, Canton, where funeral will be held today, 2 p.m.  The Rev. Owen Barrett.  Friends Cemetery, Shunk, Pa.  –Elmira Advertiser 12/13/1950

BRACKMAN –MRS. SARA A. BEDFORD, 97, of Niagara Falls formerly of Millview, Sullivan County, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 25, 1963.  She was the widow of U. G. Bedford.  Survived by sons, Charles E. of Canton, Mark of Niagara Falls, Fed of Phoenix, Ariz.  Body at family home in Millview.  Funeral Wednesday in Wesleyan Methodist Church at a time to be announced.  Friends Cemetery, Elkland, Pa.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/27/1963

BRAINARD –IRMA ARLENE BRAINARD STRICKLAND, 80 of Towanda RR1, North Towanda Township, formerly of Monroeton died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005 at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Feb. 24, 1924 in Nichols, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Truman Francis Brainard and Edith Frances Lee Brainard.  Irma was a graduate of New Albany High School Class of 1941.  She was employed by the Eclipse in Elmira, N.Y. during World War II and in later years was employed by Herman Rynveld Sons Inc. in New Albany, the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Company in Mildred and the J.A. Dress Co. in Standing  Stone.  Prior to her retirement, Irma was employed by Memorial Hospital in Towanda for 16 years.  She possessed great love for her family and enjoyed playing bingo, cards, fishing and hunting.  Irma was a member of the Asylum VFW Post No. 6072 Auxiliary.  Surviving are her children, Dawn M. Fuller of Troy, Dale E. Vester and his wife, Lori Vester of Towanda RR 1 and Ronald F. Bahr and wife Paula Bahr of Monroeton; eight grandchildren, Christina Bussom of Wilawana, Todd Fuller of Mayfield, Ohio, Derek Fuller of Wyalusing,Renae Vester of Troy, Adam Vester of Towanda RR1, Amanda Valenzuela of East Towanda, Anthony Bahr of Monroeton and Natasha Allen of Wyalusing; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sally Haverly and husband Charles Haverly of Towanda and Connie Bixby and husband, Harold Bixby of Evergreen; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Asylum VFW Post No. 6072.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. in Irma A. Strickland’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

MERLE BREWER, 78, retired local business owner (Franconia Plumbing & Heating), died February 8, 2009 at Fairfax Hospital from heart failure and pneumonia.  He lived in Woodbridge, VA.  A down-to-earth man who loved the Redskins.  Mr. Brewere is perhaps most remembered through his hands.  He used those hands to build just about anything (including several houses), instructed his sons on how to hunt and build his first grandchild a cradle.  He greeted no many without a firm hand shake.  Born in Elmira, New York and raised on a dairy farm in Troy, Pennsylvania, Mr. Brewer was a country boy in high school when he discovered the wonders (and beauty) of northern Virginia through the eyes of his future wife, Katherine.  She was a department store model and he was a smitten Future Farmer of America.  He won Katherine’s heart, left Pennsylvania and raised three children – Dennis, Denise and Ray – in Woodbridge, Virginia.  Surviving is his wife; three children; sisters, Georgia Jenkins, Troy, PA and Marion Brogdale, New York; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  He was a wonderful person and his enjoyment in life was his family and friends.  Relatives and friends were welcome to National Memorial Park, 7482 Lee Highway at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 12 with the funeral services to follow at 11:00.  In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the American Heart Association and American Lung Association.  –Canton Independent Sentinel 2/12/2009

BROWN –MRS. FANNY A. SHADDUCK aged 70, wife of Charles V. Shadduck of Shunk died Wednesday morning, April 27 at the Williamsport Hospital following a brief illness.  A medical patient, Mrs. Shadduck had suffered a heart attack at her home on Thursday evening in Shunk.  Mrs. Shadduck was a lifelong resident of Shunk and was born Nov. 6, 1895, the daughter of Aaron and Jane Pursell Brown.  Survivors include, in addition to her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Verus (Dorna) Meixel of St. Marys, Pa., Mrs. William (Ruth) Duffield of Williamsport and Mrs. Ralph (Agnes) Snell of Hillsgorve, Sullivan County; six sons, Durwood and Luther of Montoursville, Albert of Penfield, Pa., Donald and Ralph of Shunk and Doyle of Barbours; 27 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. William Morgan of Shunk, Mrs. Floyd Caseman of Shunk and Mrs. Kenneth Hotelling of Ithaca, N.Y.; a number of nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral home on Center Street, Canton Friday April 30 at two o’clock in the afternoon with the Rev. Maurice Edlund, pastor of the Shunk EUB Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Brown Cemetery, Shunk.  Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

BROWN –MRS. LULA MAE HUNGERFORD, 56, of North Chemung died at 7:30 a.m. Friday, May 1, 1942 at a local hospital.  She is survived by her husband, William J. Hungerford a son, Calvin R. Woodhouse; two brothers, Steven Brown of Wellsburg and Benjamin Brown of Elmira; one granddaughter; a half-sister, Mrs. Alma Newell of Bentley Creek; six stepchildren.  The body is at the Page Funeral Home, Wellsburg.  Funeral arrangements later.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/1/1942

WILLIAM R. BROWN, formerly of Wyalusing died, January 17, 2006 in North Fort Meyers, FL.  Born June 29, 1931, he was the son of Thomas and Marguerite Hines Brown.  Surviving are his wife, Gretchen; son, William (Web) Brown; grandson, Wyatt Brown; sister, Martha Covey, Gillett; brother, Gerald Brown, Canton; half-sisters, Francis Potter, Binghamton, NY and Mary Kalyian, Daytona Beach, FL.  In addition to his parents, brothers, Calvin, James and Keith; sister, Ruth Brown and his half-brothers, Robert, Alfred and Thomas Brown predeceased him.  Interment was held at Bay Pines, St. Petersburg, FL.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

BURROUS –CECELIA R. OSGOOD age 86, of the Carlton Nursing Home, Wellsboro, PA, formerly of Galeton, PA, Saturday, October 18, 1986.  Arrangements by the Brown Funeral Home, Galeton, PA.  Memorial service will be held Tuesday, at 1 pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Galeton, PA.  The Rev. Beverly Karr officiating.  The family will provide the flowers.  Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Galeton or a charity of one’s choice.  She is survived by son, Vernon Osgood; 4 daughters, Mrs. Charles (Thelma) Evans, Erma Evans, Mrs. Ronald (Audrey) Dean, Mrs. Paul (Sharon) Dean all of Galeton, PA; 9 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Osgood was born September 12, 1900 in West Branch Township, daughter of Clinton & Belle Burrous.  She was predeceased by her husband, Frank Osgood.  She was a member of the Friends, a member of the Order of The Eastern Star, member of the Presbyterian Church of Galeton, PA, member of the Rebecca Lodge and of the Ladies Aid.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/20/1986

JAMES BUSH, 76, Williamsport and former long-time resident of the Buffalo, NY are was called home to his reward in heaven January 23, 2008 at the Williamsport Hospital.  James Roland Bush was born on March 24, 1931 in Falls Creek, PA (Jefferson County), a son of the late John Francis Sr. and Maude (Robinson) Bush.  After graduating from Falls Creek High School, he served with the U.S. Army.  Jim was employed as a car detailer for Keller’s Chevrolet in Buffalo for over 30 years until retirement.  His sincere faith in the Lord Jesus Christ guided his life.  He was a caring and giving person who was happy to lead a simple life, content in his desire to follow Christ’s teachings.  Jim loved all kinds of music.  Surviving are brother, William “Paul” Bush, Okeechobee, FL; a nephew and two nieces, Robert W. (Nancy) Bush, El Cajon, CA, Mary Ann (Bill) Kennedy, Williamsport and Ruthie (Ronnie) Bly, LeRoy; several great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and a great-great-niece.  He was predeceased by two brothers, John “Tim” Bush Jr. and Robert Bush, Sr.  A graveside service was held January 26 in Beechwood Cemetery in Falls Creek.  A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held at the LeRoy Independent Baptist Church, Saturday, March 15 at 11:00 a.m.  Rev. Ronnie Bly will officiate and military honors will be accorded.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

MERRILL C. CASE SR. age 81 of 316 Woodview Avenue, Corning at the Corning Hospital, Saturday, April 16, 1983.  Funeral services will be held at the Haughey Funeral Home at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Chaplin Jerry Griffin, Corning Hospital, officiating.  Interment Hope Cemetery.  Those who wish may call at the Haughey Funeral Home Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/18/1983

CASHDOLLAR –HELEN E. HARRINGTON, 100, of 825 Rural Ave., died Wednesday, July 5, 2006 at her home.  Helen was predeceased by her husband, Reginald A. Harrington in 1972.  Helen retired as the Director of Child Welfare for Lycoming County.  She received both her masters of applied social science degrees from the University of Pittsburgh.  Helen believed in Darwin’s theory of evolution was a founder of the local National Audubon Society and loved the quiet of the mountains, streams and trout fishing in the area.  Born Dec. 8, 1905 in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of Elliott Ramsey and Jane Ferguson Cashdollar.  Surviving are her daughter, Helen H. (Brice) Marden of New York City and granddaughters, Mirabelle and Melia Marden.  Private services will be at the convenience of the family with interment in Wildwood cemetery.  Knight-Confer Funeral Home.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

CASSELBERRY –BETTY J. MOON, 79 of 2440 Linn St., formerly of Trout Run and a guest at Rose View Manor died Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at the home.  She was born on Jan. 29, 1927 in Proctor, the daughter of Harry and Ocie Sullivan Casselberry.  She was a member of Heshbon Park United Methodist Church.  She retired in 1989 from the Williamsport Area School District after 22 years as a cook.  She was a member of the Public School Retirees, The Christian Women of Williamsport, the Trout Run Senior Citizens, the Lycoming Co. Senior Citizens where she served as an Assistant Advisor and was a member of the Arthritis Water Aerobics at the Y.M.C.A. and was an active member of T.O.P.P.S.  On April 24, 1978 she was predeceased by her husband, Clarence L. “Fuzzy” Moon.  She is also predeceased by a daughter, Phyllis J. Chervinsky; a brother, Walt Casselberry and a grandson, Jason Moon.  She is survived by three sons, Kenneth L. (Rose) Moon and Harry A. (Jeannie) Moon, both of Williamsport, Jeffrey S. (Patty) Moon of Montoursville and nine grandchildren.  The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday June 2, 2006 at the Spitler Funeral home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville with the Rev. Ruth M. Romberger, her pastor officiating.  Interment will follow in the Barbours Cemetery.  Friends will be received on Friday from 10 – 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 216 N. River St., Court House Square Towers, Suite 450, Wilkes-Barre, PA.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

CLARK –ELLA B. (CLARK) SPALDING age 85 of Mansfield, PA and formerly of Pulteney, NY died Sunday, October 23, 2005 at Bradford County Manor.  Ella was the wife of the late Willis Spalding.  She was born February 28, 1920 in Southport, NY, a daughter of Floyd and Vera (Gallup)  Clark.  Ella was a caregiver for 50 years.  Ella is survived by a brother, Arthur Clark of Geneva, NY; a sister, Rhoda Dillon of Dade City, FL; special nieces, Letitia Ward of Mansfield, PA, Gladys Dunning of Lindley, NY and many other nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Cordyn Porter, whom she was married to for 38 years.  A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2005 at 1 p.m. in the Glenview Cemetery, Pulteney, NY with Pastor Allen Wayne officiating.  Services are under the direction …rest missing.  –Elmira Star-Gazette

COHICK –ESTHER COHICK GRANT, 95 of 329 N. Main St., Jersey Shore died Friday, May 12, 2006 in the Manor Care Health Center in Jersey Shore.  Born June 4, 1910 in Linden she was the daughter of Richard Cohick and the former Ida Beck.  For many years she was a member of the Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jersey Shore.  Esther is survived by two sons, Richard E. Grant and Steven M. Grant, both of Jersey Shore.  Graveside funeral services will be Tuesday, May 16 at 10 a.m. in the Jersey Shore Cemetery.  The Rev. Kerry Aucker, her pastor will officiate.  Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125, N. Main St., Jersey Shore is in charge of arrangements.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

MISS MARION ROSE COMFORT, 27, 654 E. Clinton St. Thursday, June 12, 1947.  Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ayerie Comfort of Elmira; brothers, Edward, Ayerie Jr., James, Richard, Carlton, all of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Martha Teeter of Elmira, Mrs. Lillian Huntley of Fayetteville, N.Y., Mrs. Esther Borden of Elmira Heights.  Body is at the Davis Funeral Home.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/12/1947

CONNELL –MRS. CATHERINE B. DUNN of 341 W. Washington Ave., Saturday, December 2, 1972.  Friends are invited to call at the Hughes and Sons Funeral Home, 1880 Davis St., Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer service there Tuesday at 8:30 p.m.  Funeral Mass at St. Patrick’s Church at 9 a.m.  Burial in St. Basil’s Cemetery, Dushore, Pa.  Survived by husband, Paul F. Dunn; daughters, Elizabeth Ann Dunn and Mary Sage at home; brother, Thomas Connell of Dushore, Pa.; sisters, Mrs. William (Mary) Muldoon of Waltham, Mass., Mrs. Anthony (Margaret) Adamovich of Page, Ariz.; several cousins, nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Dunn was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/4/1972

WARREN C. CONNER III, 60, of Gillett died Thursday, May 15, 2008 at Troy Community Hospital.  Warren was born on July 27, 1947 in Plainfield, N.J., a son of Warren C. Conner Jr. and Mary (Gojanovich) Conner.  He was the husband of Eileen “Sue” (Oeltjen-Bruns) Conner.  Warren was an antique dealer and restorer.  He enjoyed Civil War guns and was writing a book on them.  Warren was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served during the Vietnam era.  Warren is survived by his wife, Sue; a stepdaughter, Jennifer (Bryce) Keller of Coopersburg, PA; two grandchildren, Jaden and Harrison; an aunt, Gloria Trogdon of Springfield, VA and a special friend, John Glokner of Ottsville, PA, who was like a father to him.  Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 5 at the Coryland Church with Pastor Myra Goss officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made in Warren’s memory to Four Paws Rescue, Jackson Center Road, Millerton, PA.  The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.  –Canton Independent Sentinel 5/22/2008

C. CASTLE CUNNINGS age 93, 12 Bliss Drive, Venice, Fla., Wednesday, August 3, 1977 in Fla.  The funeral was held Saturday morning at 11 a.m. at Christ Church in Corning.  Burial was in the family plot in Hope Cemetery.  The Rev. Scott Harvin officiated, assisted by the Rev. John Thomas.  He is survived by his wife, Stella of Venice, Fla.; a daughter, Miss Lucy Cunnings of Ithaca; a brother, Arthur Cunnings of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two step-sons, David Miller of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and Lee Miller of Wayland, Mich.; several nieces and nephews.  He was born in Toronto, Canada, moved to Big Flats early in life and attended school there.  He was at one time Postmaster in Big Flats. Moving to Corning where he opened the Cunnings book and Stationery store in 1923, where he retired in 1956.  He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church and soloist with the parish choir.  He was a former member and treasurer of the Corning Rotary Club.  This year he was the recipient of the 70 year pin from the Masonic Order.  He was a member of the Corning Historical Society and a former member of the Painted Post Chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Singing in America.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 8/7/1977

FRANK A. DANIELS, age 74 of 3523 Sing Sing Road, Big Flats, Saturday, Nov. 8, 1975 after an extended illness.  Friends may call at the Carpenter Funeral Home, Corning, Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Monday at 11 a.m. Rev. Jesse Peace.  Burial Coopers Cemetery.  Survived by wife, Thelma M. Jennings; two brothers, Horace Daniels of Mt. Vernon, N.Y. and Byron of Alburn, N.Y.  He was a retired machinist foreman at Corning Glass Works for 45 years, retired in 1964, member of Christian and Missionary Alliance Church of Erwin Valley.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 11/9/1975

DELOS DANN SR. at his home in Harriston, Ont. on Sunday, June 11, 2006 in his 83rd years.  Beloved husband of Alice Dann for 61 years and fathero Delos Dann Jr. of Canandaigua, NY, David Dann and his wife, Patricia of South Bend, Indiana, Douglas Dann and his wife, Hilke of Elmira, Ont., Nancy Dann of Rochester, NY, Marilyn Arman and her husband, Michael of Honeoye Falls, NY, Duane Dann and his wife, Valonda of Houston, Texas and Daryl Dann and his wife, Catherine of RR1, Palmerston, Ont.  Remembered by his grandchildren, Heather and Aaron Perkins, Jeff and Christy Dann, Darren and Audrey Dann, Carolyn Dann, Cheryl Dann, Laurie and Jeff Hintz, Lisa and Frank Casper, Lindsey and Brad Dietrich, Stacy Dann, Allison Wills, Adam Wills, Matthew Dann and his fiancée, Jill Spieran, Tim Dann and Steve Dann; and by his great-grandchildren, Ryan Dann, Skylar Dann and Madison Hintz.  Predeceased by his son, Donald Dann; his infant daughters, Linda Kaye and Maureen Faye Dann and his brothers, Ralph Dann and Paul Dann.  A lifetime farmer, Delos began his farming operation in 1945 and developed a herd of Registered Holstein cattle.  In 1965 a cow which he developed and owned was shown at the New York State Fair and was named Grand Champion Female Cow.  In 1984 the farm operation and herd was relocated to the Harriston, Ontario area and operated by Delos and Alice, Daryl and Cathy, and Donald Dann.  Delos was actively involved in various farm organizations in the United States and Canada.  Friends may call at the Hardy-Lee Funeral Home, Harriston, Ont. on Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  The funeral service will be held from Harriston United Church on Saturday, June 17 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment in Palmerston Cemetery, Palmerston, Ont.  Memorial donations to Hanover & District Hospital Dialysis Unit or Palmerston & District Hospital Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the Hardy-Lee Funeral Home.  –Elmira Star-Gazette

C. JAY DAWES, 64 of Trout Run died suddenly Friday, Feb. 11, 2005 while working outside in Rose Valley.  He and his wife, the former Sue Ann Crouse were married 43 years on July 22.  Jay was a 1958 graduate of Williamsport High School.  He retired as chief draftsman from Flo-Serve, formerly Darling Valve in 2002 after 44 years.  He was a member of Trout Run United Methodist Church and also attended Beech Valley United Methodist Church.  He was a member of Lucky 12 Hunting Club and was on the board of directors of Trout Run Cemetery.  Jay enjoyed hunting and in his younger years, fast-pitch softball.  Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Michael J. “Mick” Dawes of Trout Run, David W. Dawes and his wife, Connie of Montoursville and Daniel P. Dawes and his wife Meredith of Trout Run; four grandchildren, Drew, Tori, Sondra and Lauren Dawes and a sister, Beth L. Dawes of Williamsport.  He was preceded in death by a son, Jeremy T. Dawes in 1985 and by a sister, Aldroa Young in 1996.  Funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Trout Run United Methodist Church with the Rev. Sandra Foster and the Rev. Dr. David Keller officiating.  Burial will be held in Trout Run Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport and from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Trout Run Church.  The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made in Jay’s name to United Methodist Committee of Relief (UMCOR) c/o Trout Run UMC, P.O. Box 119 Trout Run, PA.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

DONALD R. ‘DUCK’ DAY, 73, of 309 E. Village Drive, Nisbet died Wednesday, April 6, 2005 in the presence of his loving family at Rose View Center following a brief illness.  Duck and his  wife,  the former Sonya J. Ulrich would have celebrated their 49th anniversary  on June 30.  Duck retired in 1996 from Lonza after 35 years of service.  He graduated in 1950 from  South Williamsport High School, served in the Army during the Korean War, was a member of Nisbet United Methodist Church, V.F.W. Post 7863, Duboistown, was an avid sportsman and enjoyed attending events that his grandchildren participated in.  Born March 3, 1932 in Trout Run, he was the son of David H. and Carrie C. Knarr Day.  Surviving besides his wife are sons; Tim W. (Deb) of Loyalsock, Michael P. (Andrew) of New York City and Dwayne R. (Lori) of Harrisburg; a daughter, Denise L. (Karen) Day of Kenneth Square; brothers, David F. of Muncy and John A. of Williamsport; a sister, Ruth Ann Bigelow of Nisbet and grandchildren, Joshua, Brian, Heather and Derek Day and Madelyn and Ellie Conlin-Day.  Duck was  predeceased by brothers, Floyd, Harold and Charles.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church in Nisbet with Revs. Ann R. Runnels and Dan R. Rockwell officiating.  Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.  Visitation will  be held from6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Knight-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Ave.  The family will provide the flowers and suggests donations be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

THOMAS W. DECKER, 27, of Alpine Rd., Sunday, Oct. 31, 1954.  Survived by father, Thomas H. Decker of Alpine RD; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ellen Welch of Mainesburg, Pa.; sister, Mrs. Mary Ellen Rapalee and nieces, the Misses Patricia Ann and Karen Jean Rapalee, all of Elmira Heights.  The body is at the Horton Funeral Chapel, Odessa where friends may call.  Funeral Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Cayutaville Methodist Church, the Re. Dutton S. Peterson and the Rev. Rollin Campbell.  Laurel Hill Cemetery, Odessa.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/1/1954

MR. FRANK A. DEPUE JR. age 48 of 3790 Breed Hollow, Horseheads, NY, Friday, September 25, 1981 following an extended illness.  Friends are invited to attend a memorial service Sunday (September 27, 1981) at 7:00 PM at the Big Flats American Baptist Church, Sing Sing Rd., with the Rev. Walter Griffith officiating.  In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate contributions to the Big Flats American Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society in Frank’s memory.  He is survived by his wife, Anna and son, Douglas both at home; parents, Frank and Laura (Judson) DePue, Elmira, NY; sisters, Gayle McKaig, Elmira, Martha Smith, Orlando, FL and Carla Winebold, Savona, NY; brothers, Eldon, Elmira and Robert, Batavia, NY; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Frank was a friend of the Big Flats American Baptist Church, an employee of Facet Industries and a veteran of the Korean Conflict.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/26/1981

ROBERT A. DEWALT age 69 of Canton, Rd. 2, Pa. at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Friday, Feb. 11, 1972.  Friends may call at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral home, Canton, Pa. Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Body will be removed Monday to the Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown, Pa. (North Hampton County).  Friends may call there Monday 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral Tuesday at the Forkes United Church of Christ, Stockertown, Pa. at 2 p.m.  Burial Forkes Cemetery.  The Rev. John Z. martin officiating.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Intensive Care Unite of the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  Survived by wife, Mabel York DeWalt; four sons, Charles of Columbia Cross Rds., Pa., Thurman of Statington, Pa., Aaron of Troy, Pa., Harold of Mansfield, Pa.; five daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Sarah) Ridd of Stockport, N.Y., Mrs. Orpha Jane Seilhurst of Elmira; Mrs. Harry (Anna) O. Bond II of Churchville, N.Y., Mrs. Donald (Ella) Taylor of Millerton, Pa., Mrs. Albert (Lucille) Metzger of Canton, RD 1, Pa.; 29 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Clarence DeWalt of Talany, Pa.  Mr. DeWalt was born in Easton, Pa. on Sept. 13, 1902 the son of Charles and Anna Starner DeWalt.  He moved to Bradford County in 1944 and was an employee of Swayze Box Co. in Canton from 1955 to 1965 when he retired.  He was a member of the Minnequa Grange; member of Forkes United Church of Christ, Stockertown, Pa.  Mr. DeWalt’s first wife, Anna Kale DeWalt died in 1962.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 13/2-1972

DIEHR –MRS. EMMA WILLIAMSON, 74, died at 12:40 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 1940 at the home of her sister, Mrs. Sarah Schanbacher, 728 Seneca Pl.  She leaves another sister, Mrs. Lucy Breese of Blossburg; four brothers, Philip Diehr of Jersey Shore, Arthur and LeRoy Diehr of Blossburg and Edward Diehr of Philadelphia, also several nieces and  nephews.  The funeral will be  held  Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Schanbacher home.  The Rev. Edgar O. Spaven will officiate.  Burial will be in Blossburg Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/10/1940

RYAN SHAW DODGE, 28, Kill Devil Hills, NC departed this life on May 31, 2006.  Born in Sayre, PA, he was a self-employed contractor with Dodge Construction Co.  He was the son of Debra Ward Martin of Pennsylvania and the late Ronald A. Dodge and the husband of Amber Nunemaker Dodge, Kill Devil Hills, NC.  Besides his wife and mother, surviving are daughters, AshLynn and Tamarin Dodge, both of Kill Devill Hills; sister, Ameber and Heaven Martin, both of Pennsylvania, both of Pennsylvania; brothers, Aaron Dodge, Donovan Martin and Emerson Kipp, all of Pennsylvania and his stepfather, Donald Martin, Pennsylvania.  A celebration of life was held June 5 at the Hill Top Cemetery, in Collington, Kill Devil Hills.  Twilford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo assisted the family.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

JOHN J. DONAHUE, a well-known Telegraph Operator, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 1900 at 5 o’clock at the residence of his parents in this village after an illness of two years of consumption.  He was twenty-eight years of age and was an expert telegrapher of wide experience, having been employed on the Lackawanna, New York Central, Central Railroad of New Jersey, Nickel Plate, Florida East Coast Lines, Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe and in the offices of the Postal and Western union Telegraph Companies in New York and Chicago.  He was a genial, companionable young man and possessed a great number of friends wherever he was know, who will learn of his death with deep regret.  He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Donahue and five sisters, Mrs. Anna Gilkerson of Minneapolis, Minn., Ella Donahue of Denver, Col., Mary Donahue of Chicago and Kate and Margaret Donahue of big Flats.  Deceased was a member of the Order of Railway Telegraphers and the Odd Fellows.  The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock from the residence of his parents.  Burial will be in Corning.  –Elmira Daily Advertiser 9/17/1900

JOHN DONOHUE died at his home in Big Flats Saturday morning (Feb. 23, 1901) at 11 o’clock.  He is survived by his widow and five daughters; Mrs. James Gilkerson of Minneapolis, Ella of Denver, Mary of Chicago, Katharine and Marguerite at home.  The funeral will be held at Corning tomorrow morning at 10:30 o’clock.  Mr. Donohue was section fireman on the D.L. & W. at Big Flats for fifteen years.  –Elmira Daily Advertiser 2/25/1901

MICHAEL DUBENKO, 69 of Mildred, Pa. Saturday, Nov. 7, 1953 following a brief illness.  A retired miner, Mr. Dubenko had been employed by the White Ash Coal Co. of Mildred for 30 years.  Survived by son, John Dubenko of Syracuse; daughters, Mrs. Julia Kozemko and Miss Clara Dubenko, both of Elmira, Mrs. Frances Sarfaty of Rochester.  The body is at the family home where friends are invited to call and where prayer service will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. followed by Requiem High Mass at 9:30 in St. Francis Church, Mildred.  St. Francis Cemetery, Mildred.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/9/1953

RICHARD M. DUFF, 83 of Wheelerville, Pa. today, July 20, 1953 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Florence Kane of 708 Dubois St.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Emillie Duff; daughters, Mrs. Kane, Mrs. Eunice Dickerson of Elmira, Mrs. Mary Olmstead of Livingston, N.J., Mrs. Lucille Beansderfer of Kingston, Pa.; sons, Marcus Duff of Gloversville, Dennis of Elmira and Garnet of Lake Mohawk, N.J.; half-brothers, William McGuire of Athens, Pa. and Charles McGuire of Montour Falls; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  The body is at the Hagerman Funeral Home, where friends may call Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday the body will be removed to the Shunk (Pa.) Church for  (Part missing) Burial in West Hill Cemetery, Shunk.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/20/1953

DELMAR V. DUNBAR, 81, of Troy formerly of Trumansburg, Monday, September 12, 1961.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Silas Mason of Troy; son George of Troy; brothers, Homer of Troy, Linus of Athens; 12 grandchildren.  Body at Vickery Funeral home, Troy.  Calling hours today 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Thursday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Owen Barrett, Lodi (N.Y.) Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/13/1961

ALLEN BRUCE DUNN – On July 13, 2008 the Lord called home his servant, Allen Bruce Dunn, 53 of the Williamsport Home after a brief illness.  Born in Chester, PA, Jan. 23, 1955 he was the son of the late Samuel and Hattie (Williams) Dunn.  He was one of God’s special people who, despite his infirmities faced life with a smile on his face and a song in his heart, brightening the day for all those around him.  After moving to Williamsport he lived with his cousin, Janice and her husband, the Rev. Tyrone Sapp.  He worked at Hope Enterprises in Williamsport as well as voluntarily delivering the daily paper to folks in area nursing homes for as long as health would permit.  Surviving are brother, Samuel Williams; sister-in-law, Sandra Smith; aunt, Carol Williams; uncles James Williams Jr. and Leon Williams and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William Smith.  Funeral services will be July 18, 11 a.m. at the New Hope United Baptist Church, Chester with Rev. Tyrone Sapp officiating.  Interment will follow in Haven Memorial Park, Chester.  Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese, Canton, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel 7/17/2008

DANIEL R. DUNNING a former resident of this city died at his home in Big Flats on Monday (July 20, 1903). He is survived by six children, one of whom is Dyer W. of this city.  The funeral services will be held in Baptist Church at Big Flats at 2 o’clock Thursday.  The interment will be held in Big Flats.  –Elmira Advertiser 7/23/1903

DANIEL R. EAGLEBERGER JR., 51, died suddenly February 24, 2006 at his home.  Born January 11, 1955 in Williamsport, he was the son of Daniel R. Sr. and Mary L. Moyer Eagleberger.  He worked as a mechanic with the Williamsport Municipal Water Authority for 30 years.  He was a member of the Utilities Workers Union of America Local 587 and enjoyed cars.  Surviving are his wife, Lisa Anne (Darrow), whom he married on August 3, 2002 in Williamsport; 20-month old daughter, Megan Renee Eagleberger at home; dog, Mindy Lou; sister, Johanna Stone, Williamsport; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Darrow, Canton; many nieces and nephews.  The funeral was held February 27 from Sanders Mortuary, Williamsport with the Rev. Kraig L. Faust of St. Jonas-Newberry United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial was in Wildwood Cemetery.  Donations may be sent to St. Jonas-Newberry U.M. Church 2101 Newberry St., Williamsport, PA in his name.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

EDKIN –HELEN EDKIN SHEAFFER, 95, of Montoursville died Monday July 18, 2005 at Valley View Nursing Center.  Born on August 18, 1909 in Mawr Glen, she was a daughter of Howard L. and May  Smith Edkin.  Helen was the widow of Richard R. Sheaffer who predeceased her on May 4, 1985 and also by a sister, Norma.  Surviving are three stepchildren, Richard B. Jr. (Mary) of Madison, S.D., James F. of Williamsport and Roselyn Stavinsky of Montoursville; seven step grandchildren and several step great-grandchildren.  After 32 years of employment, Helen retired from Sears Roebuck as a division manager.  She was an active member of Faith United Methodist Church in Montoursville and the Methodist Women.  She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliaries of Baldwin Comandry #22, the Sears Retirees Club, the Williamsport Shrine Club, the Montoursville Garden Club and the Montoursville Senior Citizens.  The funeral service will be Friday 10 a.m. at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville with the Rev. Paul C. Murphy, her pastor officiating.  Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

ENGLE –ETHAL J. (JEANNE) WALBORN, 77 of 3058 Rote 654 Highway, Williamsport died Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at the Williamsport Hospital Emergency Room after being stricken at home.  Her husband, Frank D. Walborn died on Nov. 28, 2004.  Jeanne had worked at the former Sylvania plats in Towanda and Montoursville.  She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and watching Penn State football.  Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren with whom she shared an exceptional bond.  The love for her family was shown in everything she did.  Born May 21, 1928 in Tunkhannock, she was the daughter of  John and Ina T. Hartman Engle Sr.  Surviving are a son, Milton J. (Baby) of San Diego, Calif.; daughters, Christine L. Walborn at home; Gail A. (Jon) Howells of Oval and Cindi D. Walborn at home; sister, Ina Wenck of Towanda; grandchildren, Amanda (Todd) Grove of Linden, Samantha Howells of Oval, Cody Laudenslager and McKenna Walborn, both at home, and Melissa (Crowe) Bertone and Crystal Walborn, both of San Diego; great-grandchildren, Alexander and Savannah Grove, both of Linden and Christopher Davis and Autumn Rose, both of San Diego.  She was predeceased by a brother, John Engle Jr. and a grandson, Joshua Walborn.  Funeral services will be at l p.m. Monday at Knigh-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport with the Rev. Paul Howells officiating.  There will be a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park.  The family will provide flowers and suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Janet Weis Hospital, Chidren’s Miracle Network, Gesinger Medical Center, 100 North Academy Ave., Danville, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

ESAIAS –ELLEN MCCANN age 89, formerly of Hammondsport, died Monday, October 10, 2005 at the Founder’s Pavilion in Corning.  She was born August 4, 1916 in Vitondale, PA, the daughter of Thomas and Grace Carew Esaias.  Her husband, Desmond D. McCann died in 1998.  Ellen was a member of the Hammondsport Methodist Church and the Ira Davenport Ladies Auxiliary.  Surviving are her daughters, Donna (Donald) McIntire of Hammondsport and Marilyn Strzepek of Savona; sons, Gordon (Alberta) McCann  of Savona, Kenwood McCann of Atlanta, GA and William (Sue) McCann of Deposit, NY; daughter-in-law, Ellie McCann (Donald) Stocum, son-in-law, Thomas V. Beers, both of Hammondsport; 18 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her son, Richard McCann in 1983 and daughter, Diana Beers in 2003; grandsons, Jeffrey McCann and Philip McIntire and brother Richard Esaias.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the LaMarche Funeral home where funeral services will take place Thursday at 11 a.m. Rev. Paul J. Rowley  will officiate and interment will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Hammondsport.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the McCann Scholarship Fund in care of the Hammondsport Central School or charity of one’s choice.  –Elmira Star-Gazette

VALENTINE FARR an old and respected resident of Big Flats, died yesterday morning (June 29, 1900) from the effects of an apoplectic seizure.  His age was eight-two years.  He is survived by two brothers, James and Henry Farr and four children; namely, John Farr of Horseheads, Mrs. John Relyea, William Farr and Mrs. John McNulty of Big Flats.  Elmira paper 6/29/1900

RUSSELL WILLIAM FAUVER of Corning, Sunday, Apr. 22, 1945.  Survived by wife; son, Russell at home; brothers, Rex and William of Clearfield, Pa.; sisters, Mrs. Nellie Clark of Clearfield.  Funeral Tuesday 2 p.m. at Carpenter Funeral Home, Corning.  Burial in Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/23/1945

WILLARD L. P. FAYLE age 61 of 1421 Fisherville Road, Big Flats, N.Y., Thursday, November 6, 1975.  Friends are invited to call at the Bond-Davis Funeral home, Bath, N.Y. on Monday evening 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Veteran’s Administration Center Chapel, Bath.  Burial will be in Bath National Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Southern Tier TB and Respiratory Disease Assoc.  Survived by wife, Louise Wickham Fayle; one daughter, Mrs. Robert Martin of Bangor, Me.; two sisters, Mrs. William B. McDonald of Winchester, Mass., Mrs. Ralph Littlefield of Stillwater, Me.; two grandchildren.  Mr. Fayle was a retired Social Service employee of Old Town, Maine.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/8/1975

ORSON HOLLENBECK FITCH, one of Elmira’s pioneer residents, died suddenly at his residence on West Water Street, Thursday (Aug. 20, 1898) at 3 o’clock p.m.  Mr. Fitch was born in Green, Chenango County in 1812.  In the years of 1836 he came to Elmira and settled on land near Fitch’s bridge, west of the city, on the River Road.  He afterwards purchased considerable land in the vicinity.  He dealt largely in lumber and built a mill which he operated.  About 1851 he move to Horseheads and engaged in farming.  He there married Miss Eliza Hathorn of that village.  By this union four children were born, three of whom survive, the fourth, Mrs. Remington, having died ten years ago.  Those living are; Mrs. Comfort Bennett of Middleburg, N.Y. and Misses Heister and Margaret of this city.  Mrs. Fitch died in 1867.  In 1871 Mr. Fitch removed to Elmira.  Soon after returning he was united in marriage to Mrs. Brooks of Chemung, a descendant of the Lowman family.  Mr. Fitch’s second wife lived but a few years after the marriage.  Eleven years ago he was married to Mrs. Connor of Brooklyn, N.Y. who survives him.  The deceased is also survived by two brothers, Louis M. Fitch of Big Flats and Daniel Fitch of Worster, Pa. and three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Robinson of Des Moines, Iowa, Mrs. Willis Sayre of Horseheads and Mrs. Hendy of this city.  The funeral will take place today.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 8/23/1891

CHARLES A. FOULKROD, 65 of 507 Thomas Ave., Williamsport died May 3, 2006 at Manor Care South, Williamsprt.  Born Feb. 2, 1941 in Proctor, he was the son of Dick and Gertrude Baker Foulkrod.  He retired from Bastian Tires.  He was a member of the American Legion Post #1, the VFW Post #844 and the 40 et 8 Club.  Surviving him are five sons, Stephen P., Kenneth L. (Georgia) and Edward A. all of Williamsport, Daniel E. of Liberty and Charles E. of Indiana; a sister, Patricia A. Leonard of South Williamsport; a brother, Harry of Williamsport; 16 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his parents and two sisters, Beverly and Barbara.  Memorial graveside services will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 6 in Barbours Cemetery, Barbours.  Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

JAMES HENRY FULLER died at the family home 1205 ½ Grand Central Avenue, Tuesday at 9:330 p.m., after a days illness.  He was born at Big Flats sixty-nine years ago and for forty years he was in the employ of the D. L. & W. Railroad Company.  The greater part of that time he was a foreman of bridges and buildings of the Buffalo division.  Mr. Fuller was a member of the Lackawanna Veterans Association.  He was married in early life to Miss Adelaide Woodruff, who survives him; also a daughter, Helen M. at home; a sister Mrs. Frank Reasor of Big Flats; a brother, William Fuller of Kingsland, N.J.  The funeral will be held Saturday with a prayer service at the home at 1:30 p.m.  The funeral service will be held in the Presbyterian Church at Big Flats at 2 p.m.  Burial in the Big Flats Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/18/1921

DONALD STILES GAIGE of Mecklenburg, NY, age 85, died on Friday evening, January 7, 2005.  He was born to Robert and Maude Gaige of Millerton, PA on April 10, 1919.  Raised in a family of outdoorsmen.  Don enjoyed a richly satisfying, lifelong connection with the natural world.  After graduating from Penn State with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Husbandry, he move to the Mecklenburg area and began worn on a relative’s farm.  It was through this employment that he met Edith Morris, daughter of Charles and Carrie Morris.  Don and Edith were married in 1944 and became partners in the Morris farming enterprise, extending the family business history to a 4th generation.  They raised three children, Richard, Gary and Donna and instilled in them the value of a work ethic and an appreciation for all living things.  As the farm became specialized in dairy, Don embraced new technologies to help the business grow and become increasingly more efficient.  Through the years, Don volunteered his time and talents to the Trumansburg School Board, The Schuyler County Farm Bureau organization and the county Soil and Water Conservation District Board, as well as the Men’s Group at the Mecklenburg United Methodist Church, where he was a member.  He thoughtfully and generously helped neighbors whenever the need arose.  Though he occasionally traveled, Don was happiest at home.  An avid hunter and fisherman, the experience itself was always more important than what he brought home.  An eager coon hound, the glimpse of a wary buck, a family gathering, well-cured hay and tall corn, slick-coated cows grazing on green pasture, a winter-supply of firewood, each spring’s new foal, a dramatic World Series – these were his life’s pleasures.  After he retired from active farming, he spent his time supervising the farm work from his ATV or Bronco and remained in awe of the simplest wonders of life.  Don was predeceased by his parents and brothers, Roger and Paul.  His surviving family includes his wife, Edith; his children, Richard (Brenda), Gary (Meg) and Donna (Gordon) Reimels, all of the Mecklenburg area; as well as his sister, Eloise (Don) Wilson, Millerton, PA.  He leaves behind four grandchildren, Angela (James Rodriguez) Gaige, Liza (Jeff) Cotterill, Brandon Gage and Libby Gaige; as well as many nieces and nephews.  Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South St., Trumansburg, NY.  A service to celebrate Don’s life will be held at the Mecklenburg United Methodist Church on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Billie Jean Melton officiating.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mecklenburg United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 66, Mecklenburg, NY, the Mecklenburg Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 37, Mecklenburg, NY, Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY or to a charity of one’s choice.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/8/2005

GEE –LEORA MILDRED LLOYD, 85, died January 4, 2005 at home.  Born on December 7, 1919 in Elmira, NY, she was a daughter of Beldon and Elizabeth (Stremoyihtz) Gee Hemingway.  She was a member of the 700 Club Christian Broadcasting Mission.   The Arnot Sportsman Association and the Hillside Rod and Gun Club.  She was a lifetime member of the Morris Run American Legion and the Wellsboro V.F.W., was a talented cook and enjoyed antiques, card playing and attending yard sales.  Her main enjoyment throughout life was her family and the times spent together.  Surviving are her children, JoAnn Kreger, Liberty, PA; William Lloyd Jr., Cindy (Alan) Morrison, all of Shunk, PA; Joseph (MaryAnn) Lloyd, Manetta, PA, Lauretta (Dean) Carpenter, Victor, NY; Virginia (Todd) Paup, Felton, PA; Samuel (Sharry) Lloyd, Blossburg, PA; 29 grandchildren; 39 Great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Virginia (Tony) Saracene, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Marion Manning, Mansfield, OH; Clarabell “Kirby” Ferraro, Elmira, NY; brother, Beldon Gee, Troy, PA; sister-in-law, Wilda Gee, Lawrenceville, PA.  Besides her parents, she was predeceased by  her husband, William Sr. in 1959; daughte3rs, Sandra Furst and Margaret “Peg” Gilbert; a brother, William Gee and her step-father, Fred Hemingway.  A memorial service was held January 9th with the Rev. David Byerly officiating.  Burial will be private.  Memorials may be made to the Laurel Home Health Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel 1/13/2005

GENSEL –HELEN E. STROUP, 88 of Williamsport, a long-time former resident  of South Williamsport died Monday, March 14, 2005 at the Williamsport Hospital and Medical Center.  Born June 28, 1916 at Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Albion P. and Agnes M. Neumann Gensel.  Helen was the widow  of the late George E. Stroup.  He  preceded her in death on December 23, 1986.  She and her late husband owned and operated the former Outdoor Hobby Center at South Williamsport.  Helen had previously been employed as a dental assistant in the former dental practice of Dr. George Heunen.  She was a member of the graduating class of 1934 of S. Williamsport High School.  She also was a graduate of the former Williamsport Commercial College.  She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church at South Williamsport.  She had also been a member of the Zafar Grotto at South Williamsport and Order of the Eastern Star.  Helen’s  life was one of concern for the well-being of her family.  Her family members were the center of her life.  Surviving are her two daughters and sons-in-law, Georgie M. and Paul Ulrich of Williamsport and Kathleen L. and Thomas Meier of Stamford, CT; her two sons and daughters-in-law, Lawrence A. and Lisa Stroup of Reading and David K. and Cheryl Stroup of Moon Township and her daughter-in-law, Patricia Stroup of Holland; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  In addition to her late husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Howard Gensel.  Funeral services will be held at 2  p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2005 at Messiah Lutheran Church, 324 S. Howard Street, South Williamsport.  Her pastor, Rev. Maurice C.  Frontz III will officiate.  Interment will follow at the Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery, PA.  Relatives and  friends are invited to attend the visitation at the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home on  Thursday evening, March 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Friday afternoon, March 18 from 1 p.m. until the  time of the funeral service at Messiah Lutheran Church.  Contributions in memory of Mrs. Helen Stroup may be made, if desired to the American Lung Association of PA, Northeastern Region 1705 Warren Avenue, Williamsport, PA or to the American Diabetes Association of  Central Pennsylvania, 3544 North Progress Ave., Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel 3/17/2005

PVT. RAYMOND GEORGE GEROW, 30, formerly of Gibson, with the U.S. Army at Charleston, Mass. Tuesday, Mar. 2, 1943 of a heart attack at Charleston.  Survived by Claude Gerow, Gibson, father; Pvt. Clyde Gerow of Ft. Jackson, S.C., Sgt. Denton Gerow of Morris Field, Charlotte, S.C.; brothers; Miss Emily Gerow, Gibson, sister.  Body was expected to arrive in Corning Thursday morning and to be taken to the Carpenter Funeral Home, later to be removed to the residence in Gisbon.  Funeral at home Saturday, 2:30 p.m.  Burial in Gibson.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/4/1943

JOSEPH L. GILBERT age 70 of Forksville died on July 14, 2005 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre following a heart attack.  He was born on Feb. 27, 1935 in New Albany, a son of the late J. Earl and Mildred I. (Nichols) Gilbert.  Joe attended Loyalsock Area High School, graduating in 1954.  He worked with his father and Uncle John Van Barringer cutting pole wood.  On April 22, 1958 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served until April 19, 1960 when he was honorably discharged.  After serving in the armed forces, he was employed by Foremost Dairy, formerly Harrington Dairy.  On May 13, 1961, Joe married the former Rita Karge Gilbert in the Zion Lutheran Church.  He was a member of the Forksville Fire Company and had attended the Forksville United Methodist Church.  He enjoyed woodworking, carpentry, hunting, fishing and being in the outdoors.  He especially loved to dance.  He was employed by Baumunk Lumber Co., giving the company 50 years of service, until his passing.  He leaves surviving his wife of 44 years, Rita at home; a daughter, Janet (Wayne) Rosbach and grandson, Derrick Rosbach of Forksville; a brother, Audry (Reva) Gilbert of Orlando, Fla.; four sisters, June Boyles of Knoxville, Tenn., Nellie Smith of Victor, N.Y., Ella Dawn (Ronald) Heinze of  Forksville RR, Gloria Leslie of Omaha, Neb. And by many nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Roger E. and Leslie E. Gilbert and by a sister, Norma J. Boecker.  Funeral services will be held at noon on Monday, July 18 in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore with the Rev. Ted Stiltner, pastor of the Forksville United Methodist Church officiating.  Friends and family are invited to call from 9 a.m. until noon Monday at McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore.  Interment will be in Forksville Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association of NE PA, 228  S. Russell Ave., Williamsport, Pa., the Forksville Volunteer Fire Department or the Dushore Ambulance Association in Mr. Gilbert’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

MISS LUCY GOFF, the eighteen year old daughter of Uriah and Catharine Goff of Big Flats, died Friday (Dec. 30, 1887) of diphtheria.  The young lady’s demise was very sudden.  She was taken ill only forty-eight hours previous to her death.  The funeral, which was private was held at the residence in Big Flats at 1 o’clock yesterday afternoon.  The interment was in the village cemetery.  Miss Goff was an only child.  She was well-known in this city, where she had many friends.  Mr. Goff is one of the best known farmers in the Chemung valley and the sympathy of a very large number of friends is extended to him and his wife.  Mr. Goff wishes to extend his heartfelt thanks to all those friends who showed their kindness to him in his affliction.  –Elmira Telegram 1/1/1888

JESS GOLDSMITH, 46 of Homewood, Ill., formerly of Elmira, Friday, Jan. 10, 1958.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Grace Goldsmith; daughter, Mrs. Lewis Brakehiil of Chicago; two grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Lillian Goldsmith and sister, Miss Betty Goldsmith, both of Elmira.  Burial in Chicago Monday. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 1/12/1988

MISS LOUISE GREGORY aged seventeen years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gregory of Owego, N.Y., died Friday evening at the residence of Mrs. Margaret McNulty of No. 708 West Water Street.  The funeral will be held at No. 708 West Water Street at 1:30 o’clock this afternoon.  The interment will be in Big Flats Cemetery.  –Elmira Daily Advertiser 9/24/1900

HARRY E. GRIFFIN died at home in Los Altas, California, Wednesday, October 11, 1922 aged 65 years.  He was formerly a very well known citizen of Canton and went to the Pacific coast about seven or eight years ago.  He is survived by his wife, three daughters and one son.  J. O. Griffin of Leland Stanford University is a brother.  Miss Alice Griffin of Los Altas and Mrs. George Bristol of Canton are sisters.  Mr. Griffin was well known and highly respected when he was a citizen of Canton and numbered his friends here by hundreds.  Many are grieved to learn of his death.

PERCY GRIFFIN – Another sudden death, that came like a shock because so unexpected was that of Percy, the 15 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Griffin, which occurred at 6:30 o’clock yesterday morning.  He had been suffering from a billious attack for several days, but on Wednesday he was about the house.  Early Thursday morning he began to vomit heavily and ruptured a blood vessel in his stomach and died within a short time.  Percy was a bright boy of sunshiney disposition, a favorite among his companions and his death will be mourned by many friends.  His parents, in their sad affliction, have the sincere sympathy of the people of Canton.   (Probably buried Main St. Cemetery, with his mother, May.)

CLARENCE E. HAGAR, 78 of 103 Dewitt Ave., this morning, Jan. 21, 1952.  Survived by son, Philip Hagar of Montour Falls and Henry Hagar; brother, James Hagar of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Tebo and Mrs. Blanche Rittenhouse, both of Mansfield, Miss Elsie Hagar of Syracuse; 10 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  The body is at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake St., where friends may call after Tuesday noon.  Announcements later.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/21/1952

HART –ALICE M. HUFF, 85, of Forksville, Pa., died Friday, Feb. 13, 2009 at Darway Nursing Home.  She was born March 8, 1923 in Forksville, the daughter of the late Raymond and Ethel Baker Hart.  Alice graduated from Estella High School in 1940 and Mansfield University in 1944.  She was a member of the Millview Wesleyan Church and belonged to its Quilting Club, and was employed at several schools in the New Jersey School Systems, Smithfield Township School, and Upper Freehold Township School as a teacher.  She is predeceased by her sister, Doris Mitteer of Montoursville, Pa.  Alice is survived by her husband of 62 years, Alfred; her children, Deborah and Andrew McCabe of Manahawken, N.J., Frank and Marilyn Huff of Montoursville, William and Sylvia Huff of New Egypt, N.J., Ethel "Dee" and Robert Tarcza of LaPorte, Pa., and Stephen Huff of Puyallup, Wash., Rebecca Steele and fiancée Vito Ciampa of Trenton, N.J., and Darrell Huff of Stewartsville, N.J.; 16 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; siblings and in-laws Mildred and William Frazier of Muncy Valley, Pa., and William and Nancy Hart of Forksville.  Friends and family may call from noon to 2 p.m. on Feb. 21 at the Millview Wesleyan Church, Rt. 87, Millview, Pa.  Memorial services will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Eric Ferguson officiating.  Arrangements are under the care of the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Alice's memory to: Millview Wesleyan Church, 6575 Route 87, Forksville, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 2/17/2009

JAMES E. HARTFORD JR., 74, Canton, went to be with his Lord September 1, 2005 following a courageous battle with a prolonged illness.  Born on July 28, 1931 in Shunk, he was one of 10 children in the family of the late James Sr. and Lila (Leonard) Hartford.  Mr. Hartford was proud of his service in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  On August 25, 1951 he married the former Mary Broughton.  They shared 54 years of marriage, a loving family and a lifetime of wonderful memories.  He was employed as a foreman at IA Construction Corp. in Muncy for several years.  In earlier years he worked at Baumunk’s Lumber Mill, Shunk.  He was a member of the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Canton’s VFW Post No. 714 and the Dushore American Legion.  In addition to his beloved wife Mary, he is survived by children and their spouses; Linda (Kames) Kenner of South Carolina and Carl Sr. (Laurie) Hartford, Canton; grandchildren, Pvt. Carl Hartford, Jr. serving in the army in Germany, Sharonda (Jason) Hicks of Dewart, PA, L/Cpl. Travis (Tertia) Tucker serving in the Marines in Arizona, Army Reserve Pvt. Joshua Tucker, Canton, Rct. Bryan Tucker serving in the Marines in South Carolina, Joshua Hartford of North Carolina; great-grandchildren; Austyn Hicks, Dewart, Noah Tucker, Arizona and Nevaeh Tucker, Canton; brothers, Reed (Janice) Hartford and Lawrence (Neva) Hartford, Shunk, Earl (Sandy) Harford and Harland (Connie) Hartford, Canton, Alan “Punk” Williams, Estella; sister, Marjorie Hickok, Florida; sisters-in-law, Brenda Hartford Higley, Canton, Delores Hartford, Troy and Pat Hartford, Alba; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Hartford was predeceased by brothers, Glen, Dean, Robert and Dale Hartford; sister-in-law, Ora Hartford.  Funeral services were held at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton Sept. 6 with Rev. David B. Morris and Rev. Herbert Eby officiating.  Buria will be in West Hill Cemetery, Shunk at a later date.  –Canton Independent Sentinel 9/8/2005

B. G. “GEORGE” HERLT JR., 77, Greenville, TX died of complications from acute leukemia March 14, 2008.  Born on August 21, 1930 in Muncy, he attended Williamsport High School where he played football and basketball.  He served as a volunteer in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1949 to 1952.  Mr. Herlt attended Lycoming College in Williamsport and was graduated in 1956 from Penn State University with a degree in electrical engineering.  He was a certified professional engineer.  He married Bernadine Wilmarth of Canton August 7, 1954.  They began their lives together in State College where he worked as an engineer for HRB-Singer, Inc. The family later moved to Oslo, Norway and Wiesbaden, Germany where he served as a technical advisor to the U.S. Embassy.  Relocating to Texas in 1968, he began a long career with E-Systems and retired in 1992 as Director of Systems Engineering.  After retirement he enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling with friends and harvesting peaches and pecans on his farm.  He was generous with his time and was active in Boy Scouts of America, Red Cross Aquatic Schools, Greenville Entertainment Series, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Series in Greenville and Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum.  Surviving are his beloved wife of 53 years, Bernie; son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Jean Herlt, Zionsville, IN; daughter and son-in-law, Carole and James Kuykendall, Greenville; daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and David Arygle; grandchildren, Kelli Kuykendall Tharp and husband, Jason, Jennifer Sterling Dzumba, David John Dzumba, Thomas Wilmarth Herlt, Deborah Kuykendall Sather, Ross Ann Sather; sister, Gertrude Virginia Herlt Barto, Bloomsburg, PA; sister-in-law, Beverly Colton, Canton; six nieces and nephews and many long-time friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, B.G. Herlt, Sr. and Nora Hall Herlt; brother, Harry Richard Herlt and grandson David Alan Kuykendall.  A celebration of his life was held March 18 from the Wesley United Methodist Church under the direction of the Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.  Pallbearers were Richard Baum, Richard Fisher, Ollie Kirby, Tom Loposer, Dick Maddux, John Reynolds, Tom Tillotson and Donald Weaver.  Private graveside services were at Forest Park.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum, PO Box 347, Greenville, TX.  –Canton Independent Sentinel 3/27/2008

WYATT C. HIBBERT –During the early morning hours of Friday, June 24, 2005, Wyatt Christopher Hibbert was called home to be with the angels.  He was the infant son of Christopher and Jennifer (Carnwright) Hibbert of Canton.  Also surviving are his brothers, Levi and Logan Cole at home; grandparents, Ken and Marcy Carnwright of Canton, Bill and Charlotte Hibbert of Monroeton and Jim and Peggy Munkittrick of Towanda; uncles, Will Hibbert and Steve Munkittrick; aunts, Rachelle (Dennis) Kinsman, Melissa (Tom) Powell and Stephanie (Kevin) Aeppi; special friends, Jim and Cathy Bennett and Billy and Ashley Pelton; as well as numerous cousins.  In accordance with the family’s wishes, all services will be private.  –Towanda Daily Review

HICKS –MARY E. MCCARTY, 84, formerly of Montoursville died Monday, March 13, 2000 at Sycamore Manor where she resided.  She was the widow of G. James McCarty.  McCarty was a member of Pennsdale United Methodist Church.  She was a charter member of the Pennsdale Fire Co. Auxillary.  Born Aug. 20, 1915 in New Brighton, she was the daughter of Walter C. and Roxanna Coffman Hicks.  Surviving are a son, G. James McCarty of Lehighton; a daughter, Joyce A. Sullenberger of Montoursville; four sisters, Margaret Frick of Pennsdale, Esther Ott of Hughesville, Shirley Stabler of Montoursville and Eleanor Hicks of Muncy; two grandchildren, Scott McCarty and Suzanne Neatrour and two great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and Arnold Hicks.  The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Spitler’s, 733 Broad St., Montoursville.  Officiating will be Rev. D. Gene Patterson of Muncy Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park.  Friends will be received from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

HITCHCOCK –MRS. JOSEPHINE PREDMORE, 74, of Hornell, Friday, Sept. 2, 1949.  Survived by her husband, Lewis J.; sons, Arthur of Plamo Beach, Cal. and W. Leo, Hornell; daughters, Mrs. Mildred Dorris, San Ardo, Cal., Mrs. Kenneth Quillen, Gloversville, Mrs. Esther Tjeersdma, Rochester and Mrs. Donald Armstrong, Waverly; 17 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a twin brother, Joseph Hitchcock, Bainbridge.  Funeral was held Monday.  Burial in Rural Cemetery, Hornell –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/6/1949

HUGHES –MRS. FRANCES E. SNELL, 85 years, died at her home in Hillsgrove, Tuesday, April 27, 1965.  She is the widow of Samuel M. Snell and the daughter of Napolean B. and Anna Brown Hughes.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Smith, Neward Valley, N.Y.; 18 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 28 great-great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be at the Hillsgrove Union Church Saturday, May 1 at 2:00 p.m.  The Rev. Oscar Kulp of the Forksville Methodist Church will officiate.  Visitation of the Spitler Funeral Home in Montoursville, Friday, April 30 from 7:00-9:00.  Interment in Hillsgrove Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

DONALD M. HUNSINGER age 68 of Dushore went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday evening, Jan. 12, 2005.  He was born on April 29, 1936 in Ithaca, N.Y., a son of the late Merle Hunsinger and Pearl Harney.  On Oct. 23, 1965 he married the former Gladys Swain Hunsinger.  They have celebrated 39 years of marriage.  Mr. Hunsinger is a member of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Zion Chapel of Dushore and was a former member of the Estella Grange.  He was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed watching sports.  He enjoyed being in the out doors and especially time spent with his family.  He leaves surviving his wife, Gladys Swain Hunsinger at home; three sons, Raymond and Sandra Green of Dushore, Brian and Lori Hunsinger of Dushore, Mark Hunsinger at home; two grandchildren, Dawn Green of Dushore, Raymond Greene Jr. of Elk Lake; his mother, Pearl Harney of Dushore; two half-brothers, Joe Harney and Richard Harney and a half-sister, Marie McKernan all of Dushore and numerous nieces and nephews.  In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Hunsinger.  Funeral services will beheld 11  a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 in the Shepherd  of the Hills Church Lutheran Church, Zion Chapel of Dushore with his pastor Rev. Randele Albers officiating  Interment will follow in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dushore.  Friends and family are invited to call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday evening, Jan. 14 in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore and on Saturday, Jan. 15 at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral service.  –Towanda Daily Review

HUNSINGER –FRANCES G. KINSLEY, 88 of Dushore died on Monday, April 25, 2005 at the The Higlands in Laporte.  She was born on Sept. 18, 1916 in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pa., a daughter of the late Harry B. and Agnes Karge Hunsinger.  She has been a lifetime resident of Sullivan County.  On Jan. 20, 1934 Frances became the bride of Gordon E. Kinsley.  Her husband preceded her in death.  Frances was a member of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Zion Chapel and its DORCAS Society, was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church Ladies Aid, Eastern Milk Producers, Republican Women and was a member of the Methodist Home Auxiliary.  She worked for Weldon Co., Sullcraft Co. and the Ben Franklin Store in Dushore.  She and her husband were also engaged in farming for many years.  Frances is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Leonard and Hatsie Kinsley; a daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Richard Durland; a daughter-in-law, Patricia Kinsley Moss; two sisters, Evalda Black and Emily Rohe; a brother, Harry Hunsinger; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and by one great-great-grandchild.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death  by two sons, Lloyd and Earl Kinsley; a grandson, Richard Durland; by two sisters, Violet Dieffenbach and Allegra Giffen an by  two brothers, Burt Hunsinger and Richard Hunsinger.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 28, 2005 in the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Zion Chapel of Dushore.  Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery.  Friends and family are invited to call from 12 p.m. until the time of the funeral service Thursday at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of ones choice in Frances Kinsley’s memory.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

GEORGE W. HUNTLEY, 49, formerly of Troy, Pa. died unexpectedly of a heart seizure Thursday (Aug. 23, 1932) at 7 p.m. at Indiana, Pa.  He is survived by his widow, a daughter, Miss Mary Huntley of Canton, Pa.; the father, Frank L. Huntley and two brothers, Mack and Fred, all of Elmira.  The funeral and burial will be held Thursday afternoon at Indiana, Pa.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/31/1932

HUSTED –JOAN MARIE (HUSTED) FESTA, 65, Stamford, CT, formerly of Bedford, NY died August 17, 2005 after battle with cancer.  Born on February 24, 1940 Blossburg, PA, she was the daughter of D. Jane Herman Kelley and Harold Husted.  She graduated from Canton High School and moved to New York where she was the hostess and part-owner of the Village Inn, Bedford, NY.  In the last couple of years, she worked as a receptionist for chiropractor Dr. Seth Wolin, Armonk, NY.  She had an outgoing personality and loved meeting and talking with people.  Her children and grandchildren were the love of her life.  All who knew her and loved her will miss her bright smile.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

JOHNSON –MRS. RUTH E. RUDY age 66 of 6680 Iru Lane, Harrisburg, Pa. Tues., April 27, 1982 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira, NY.  Church services will be held Thurs. 4 p.m. at Big Flats United Methodist Church, 33049 Hillview Dr., Big Flats, NY.  Reverend Glenn F. Fried, her Pastor officiating.  Friends may call at the Church Thurs. 3-4 p.m.  Burial Friday 11 a.m. in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Harrisburg, Pa.  Survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Karin Larey of Corning, NY with whom she lived, Ms. Sandra Rudy of Texas; 1 son, James E. Rudy of New Cumberland, Pa.; mother, Mrs. Helen G. Johnson & 1 brother, William Johnson both of Harrisburg; 10 grandchildren & 4 great-grandchildren.  She was a member of Big Flats United Methodist Church and Womens Aglow Fellowship.  Arrangements by the Zimmerman Funeral home, Inc., Harrisburg, Pa. & the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, NY.  In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Cancer Society.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/28/1982

FRANCIS X. JORDAN, 56, of Dushore, Pa., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 1957.  He operate roller skating concessions in New York and Pennsylvania, communicant of St. Basil’s Church, Dushore.  Survived by son, Francis X. Jordan of Dushore; sisters, Mrs. Betty Owens and Mrs. Alice Elliott, both of Elmria; brother, Thomas Jordan of Dallas, Pa.; one grandson.  Body at Tubach Funeral home, Dushore.  Calling hours after 5 p.m. today.  Prayer service there Saturday at 8:45 a.m., Requiem High Mass at 9:30 in St. Basil’s church.  St. Basil’s Cemetery, Dushore.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/12/1957

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