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.
ARNOLD Richard E. Arnold, Sr., 69, of Athens Township, Pa. died
at his home on Saturday, April 24, 2010 following a courageous battle with bladder cancer. He was born in Sayre, Pa. on Sept. 12, 1941 to Harold and Helen SYDOCK Arnold of Nichols, N.Y. Dick graduated from Tioga Central High School in 1959. After graduation, he enlisted in the US Navy, and served in the Vietnam War as an Electronics Technician on the Aircraft Carrier, Ranger. Following military service, he worked at Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and then later followed his entrepreneurial heart in establishing Arnold’s Truck Center, “The Place With The Truck On The Roof.” Dick ran Arnold’s Truck Center from 1974 until he retired from the used truck business in 2009 and always believed that selling a quality truck to someone was more important than a cheap price. Dick was an entrepreneur at heart and was very instrumental in helping numerous other local entrepreneurs start their businesses. In his spare time, he enjoyed traveling on a whim, fishing at the Sebastian Inlet in Florida, and watching racing. Dick is survived by four children: Heather (Dana) Hess of Columbus, Ga., Richard (Tonya) Arnold, Jr. of Sayre, Stephanie (Michael) Pitoniak of York, Pa., and Andrea Arnold of Salt Lake City, Utah; ex-wife and friend Pamela Arnold of Sayre, Pa. and long-time friend Terry Dixon. In staying with the wishes of Dick there will be no calling hours or funeral. A private celebration of Dick’s life will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the care of Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., Athens. Memorial donations may be made in Dick’s memory to: Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 79, Ulster, PA 18850 or Epiphany Elementary School, 304 South Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA 18840. May 01, 2010, Sayre Morning Times.
ATWOOD - David R.; Age 25 of Horseheads, NY died
very unexpectedly on Tuesday March 9, 2010. David was born November 27, 1984 in Elmira , NY the son of Timothy W. and Judy Owen Atwood. He was a graduate of Horseheads High School Class of 2003. David loved fishing, motorcycles, and BMX racing. David is survived by his mother and step-father Judy Owen Kemp and Sam Kemp of Horseheads, NY; father and step-mother: Tim & Cindy Atwood of Horseheads, NY; brother: Justin Atwood of Horseheads, NY; step-brothers: Jeff ( Shannon) Kemp of Elmira, NY and Greg Kemp of Horseheads, NY; maternal grandparents: Lawrence & June Owen of Horseheads, NY; paternal grandparents Bill Atwood of Missouri and Jennie Hunt of Horseheads, NY; step-grandmother: Theresa Kemp of Elmira, NY; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many many friends including special friends Cathy Ahrens and The Lowmaster Family. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Friday March 12, 2010 from 3-5 PM. David's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with the Rev. Scott Lowmaster officiating. Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.11.2010
BARNES - Elmer W. Barnes, 88, [SRGP 86068] of State College, formerly of Mansfield, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at Centre Community Hospital. Born March 9, 1912, in Akron, Ohio, he was the son of Frederick and Genevieve Allen Barnes. He was the husband of Marian Vermilyea Barnes, whom he married Oct. 16, 1935. He was employed as a foundry worker at the Billard Machine Shop and Foundry of Mansfield until his retirement in 1977. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Mansfield. Preceding him in death were his daughter, Shirley Schmidt; and three grandchildren. Surviving are his wife, Marian Barnes of State College; one daughter, Phyllis A. McGarvey of State College; two sisters, Hazel Sipe of Hershey and Genevieve Baker of Austin, Texas; one brother, Henry Barnes of Horseheads, NY; eight grandchildren; and a niece, Lorraine Temple, whom was raised in his household. A memorial service was held Tuesday, Dec. 19, at the Koch Funeral Home, State College with the Rev. Charles Staudenmaier officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Faith Alliance Church, c/o Rev. Charles Staudenmaier, 101 Mitch Avenue, State College, PA 16801 - Wellsboro Gazette, December 20, 2000
BOICE Nicole “Nikki” Lynn Boice, 30, of Hummelstown, PA (formerly
of Tunkhannock) peacefully left this earth and received her angel wings
on Sunday, April 25, 2010 while at home. She was born on Oct. 19, 1979
in Tunkhannock to Stephen and Yvonne Boice. She was a 1998 graduate
of Wyalusing Valley Jr./Sr. High School as a member of the National Honor
Society. She went on to attend Kutztown University and graduated with a
Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Psychology and a minor in music.
She was most recently a graduate student at Temple University for social
work. Nikki loved to play her violin in the elementary, high school and
college orchestras. She also took that love of the violin to different
church programs. She is survived by her parents, Yvonne Boice and
John Borawski of Tunkhannock and Stephen and Martha Boice of Sugar Run;
a brother, Jeff Boice and Patricia Whitlock of Jenningsville; a sister,
Brenda and Andy Everett of Sugar Run; two stepsisters, Ladonna and Don
Martin of Shickshinny and Theresa Wehner of Colorado; one stepbrother,
Kenny and Zabrina Valentin of Laceyville; maternal grandmother, Hettie
Tinna of Wyalusing; aunts and uncles, Diane and Spud Morrison, Wendy and
Lynn Bloom, Kenneth and Wendy Tinna, Shirley and Philip Goodwin, Marsha
and Chuck Henning, Jim Tinna, LuAnn and Carl Gowin, Harold and Gail Tinna,
Connie and Randy Benscoter, Carol and Mike Goodwin; step-aunts and uncles,
Charles and Joyce Fassett, Richard and Ruth Fassett, Iva Fasssett, Clifford
and Carol Fassett, William and Mary Walter, Bill and Mary Fassett, Pearl
and Elisa Fassett, David and Margaret Fassett, Edward and Lynn Fassett,
Amy and Joe Lott, Tony Maddox and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Nikki sadly leaves behind her beloved guinea pigs, Lucy, Sophie and Smudge.
They were certified as her therapy pets for the Ronald McDonald House in
Hershey. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents,
Oliver and Marie Boice; maternal grandfather, Harold “Bim” Tinna; aunts,
Sharon Boice Serbel, Penny Sue Tinna; cousin, Denise Lynn Tinna and step-grandmothers,
Betsy Boice and Ella Cole. Nikki was a proud supporter of several
charitable organizations: the American Heart Association, the Leukemia
and Lymphoma Society, the Arthritis Foundation, the American Cancer Society,
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research and the Ronald McDonald House, just
to name a few. She also supported these organizations by participating
in marathons in Ireland and Hawaii, along with participating in local runs
and walks to include the heart walk in Harrisburg and Susan G. Komen “Race
for the Cure” in Scranton. She was a huge advocate for the National Association
of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), and her most recent
passion was lobbying in Washington, DC for the Gail R. Schoenbach FREED
(For the Recovery and Elimination of Eating Disorders) Foundation, side
by side with Rep. Patrick Kennedy. Nikki had a smile and heart that
was so big, she touched the lives of all who knew her. She will be forever
missed by all and will always be in our hearts. Funeral services
will be held on Friday, April 30 at 4 p.m. at the Mehoopany Methodist Church
with interment in the Union Hill Cemetery in Mehoopany. Friends and family
may call at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu
of flowers, please donate to the American Heart Association, ANAD Foundation,
FREED Foundation, Arthritis Foundation, Leukemia and Lymphoma Association or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are being made by Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. April 29, 2010, Wyalusing Rocket Courier.
BOLT - The Rev. Orey M. Bolt, [SRGP 24368] 75, of 4624 South Florida Ave., Inverness, Florida, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 1983. Born on Armenia Mountain, the Rev. Bolt was a retired Baptist minister who served churches in Pennsylvania and New York for 45 years after receiving his training at Practical Bible College in Binghamton, NY. He moved to Inverness ten years ago from Shinglehouse and was a member of the Main Street Baptist Church and the David Sunday School Class. Surviving are his wife, Isabelle Case Bolt of Inverness, Florida; two daughters, Mrs. Jennie Baird of Downey, California and Mrs. Janice Kearns of Greenwood, Indiana; two sisters, Mrs. Edith Collum of Phillipsburg, NJ and Mrs. Evelyn Kingsley of Elmira, NY; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ruth Bolt of St. Cloud, Florida; one granddaughter; six grandsons and several nieces and nephews. The Service of Remembrance for the Rev. Bolt was held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at the Inverness Chapel of the Hooper Funeral Home with the Rev. Benton Hicks and the Rev. Silas Acklin officiating. Burial followed in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness. Friends were invited to call after 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 at the funeral home. - Wellsboro Gazette, March 2, 1983
BOYER Mr. Charles R. "Charlie" Boyer, of RR 2 Box 2342, Second
Street, Laceyville, Pa., died
at the Golden Living Center in Tunkhannock, Pa. on Thursday afternoon, April 22, 2010. He was born in North Wales, Pa. on Sept. 12, 1933, the youngest son of a family of 16 children, to George and Endora Boyer. Mr. Boyer served his country during the Korean War, as a corporal, with the U.S. Marines, being discharged in 1961. After his service to his country, he was employed as a housing manager in Levittown, Pa. for more than 15 years. In 1972 he moved to the Meshoppen area, and would later own and operate, along with his wife, Charlie's Bar and Grill in Meshoppen from 1974 until 1987. After his retirement in 1987, he enjoyed woodworking. Charlie was a member of the Rought Hall Post No. 510 American Legion in Black Walnut, Pa. He was also a past member of the Meshoppen Rod and Gun Club, and the Black Walnut Rod and Reel Club. Surviving is his wife of 33 years, Evelyn L. BROTZMAN REPSHER Boyer, who he married on Nov. 20, 1976. He also is survived by: his children, Mrs. Barbara Culver of Black Walnut, Pa., Carol and Jim FURMAN of Terrytown, Pa., and Roger Repsher of Laceyville, Pa.; 14 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by: a son David Repsher; a granddaughter, Michelle Davis; two grandsons, Clarke Davis and Michael Davis; a son-in-law, David CULVER; and 15 brothers and sisters. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 25, 2010, at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. with Rev. Kenneth Small of the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Lacey Street Cemetery at a later date. Military services will be held Sunday at the funeral home, conducted by the members of the Rought Hall Post No. 510 American Legion, Dennis Strong Post No. 457 American Legion, and the Endless Mountains Post No. 3583 V.F.W. Family and friends may call from 2 p.m. until the time of the service on Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church, or to the charity of the donor's choice. April 24, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
BROWN Berton O. Brown, 85, formerly of Millerton, Pa.,
Friday, April 30, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa., following a lengthy illness. Berton was born Aug. 24, 1924, in Springfield Township, Pa., son of the late Irvin and Marjorie (WILLIAMS) Brown. He was a farmer for 20 years and then employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Highways as a foreman prior to retirement. Berton enjoyed the times that he spent with his loving family, especially his grandchildren, who he loved to play board games with and like giving them rides on his bulldozer. Berton enjoyed the outdoors and was most happy when he was fishing. Survivors include: his two daughters, Sally McClintic of Troy, Pa., and Patricia May of Gillett, Pa.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Russell Brown of Cortland, N.Y.; two sisters, Lillian Wells of Troy, Pa., and Geraldine Crout of Canton, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. His parents and a sister, Evelyn Seymour, predeceased Berton. Services are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. May 01, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
BUTTS - Arthur S. Butts, 84, of Blossburg, died Thursday, September 16, 1954 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Emily Johnson, with whom he resided. A retired farmer he was a member of Odessa Grange. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sylvia Butts, Horseheads, NY; three daughters, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Charles Hansch of Long Beach, Cal., and Mrs. Jennie Krause of Elmira, NY; a son, Emory of Elmira, NY; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Burnham of Pigeon Cove, Mass.; a brother, Harry Butts of Pigeon Cove, Mass.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Prayer services were held Sunday with further services in the Catherine Church, Alpine, NY at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Lawrence Dunn, pastor of the Blossburg Methodist church officiating. Burial was in Cayuga, NY, cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, September 1954
CHASE Anita B.
Age 81, of Galeton, PA, died Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at her home. Born July 12, 1928 in Costello, PA, she was a daughter of the late Emery and Ethel (Ward) Chase. Anita was predeceased by two husbands, Eugene Earle and Robert M. Williams; and a companion, Harold "Tom" Devlin. She worked at Galeton Production for over 25 years. She was a member of St. Bibiana's Catholic Church in Galeton and greatly enjoyed baking, camping, and spending special time with her friends and family. Surviving are three sons, Donald (Bonnie) Earle, Nelson, PA, Charles Williams, Germania Station, PA, and Robert (Noreen) Williams, Kepner, TX; four daughters, Anita (Frank) Vittorio, Cogan Station, PA, Darlene (Robert) Perry, Kings Mt., NC, Pamela (Richard Greene) Foster, Galeton, and Jacqueline (Joseph) Steadman, Painted Post, NY; thirteen grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, husbands, and companion; Anita was predeceased by all ten of her siblings. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Monday, March 15, 2010, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. with a Blessing Service following at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Joseph Dougherty will officiate. Interment will be in West Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Goodyear Hose Co., the Gale Hose Ambulance Association, or the Galeton Library. Published in Star-Gazette from March 11 to March 12, 2010
DAVIES - Chris Thomas Davies, M.D., 55, Chief of Plastic and
Reconstructive Surgery, Guthrie Clinic Ltd., Sayre, PA died
March 8, 2010 in Sayre, PA. Born August 1, 1954 in Rantoul, Illinois, he was the son of Robert Davies and the late Emma Rose Bodnar Davies. Chris was a graduate of Big Bear Lake High School, Big Bear Lake, CA, class of 1972. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree with honors in Biology in 1976, and Bachelor of Arts Degree with honors in Psychology in 1977, both from the University of California at Irvine. Chris received his Medical Degree with honors from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA in 1982. Dr. Davies served his residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at St. Francis Hospital in San Francisco, CA. Chris then entered in private practice in LaJolla, CA before joining the Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, PA in 1995. Later he was named Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Guthrie Healthcare, and from 1999 until the time of his death was the Medical Director of the Cosmetic Center in Big Flats, NY. He was a member of the California Plastic Surgeons Association and the American Association of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Davies attended and taught at a prestigious invitation only annual workshop in Plastic Surgery at Tortolla, St. John, Virgin Islands. Chris enjoyed surfing and riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Surviving are his daughter, Maunee M. Bullock and her husband, Greg of San Francisco, CA; his grandson, Dexter Bullock of San Francisco, CA; his father and mother, Robert and Sylvia (Jan) Davies of Big Bear Lake, CA; his paternal uncle, T. Ray Davies and his wife, Liz of Newport Beach, CA; his maternal aunts, Margaret Kendrach, Dorothy Grecula, and Mary Charnie; several cousins, including Mark and Eric Davies, and Marilyn Charnie and George Charnie. He was preceded in death by his mother, Emma Rose Davies in 1955; and his aunt, Catherine Iaconis. A memorial service will be held Thursday, March 11, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. at the Patterson Auditorium of the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. A memorial mass will be celebrated Friday, March 12, 2010, at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, South Elmer Ave. in Sayre. There are no calling hours. Interment will be private. Contributions may be directed to the Guthrie Healthcare System, Dr. Chris Thomas Davies Memorial, Guthrie Resource Development, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840. Gifts in memory of Dr. Davies will be used to support Guthrie Breast Cancer patients with financial need and the Guthrie Medical Education Library. Assisting Dr. Davies 'family with arrangements is the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, PA. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.11.2010
DeBUONO - MaryAnn C. Mosier, 66. She had a unique gift to recognize and appreciate the talents in others. It is with sadness that we announce the death of MaryAnn Mosier, loving wife and mother, but with gladness we remember her happy and fulfilled life. That life began in Philadelphia, Pa. on Nov. 7th, 1943. MaryAnn was the only child of Daniel and Sally (Condame) DeBuono. MaryAnn is survived by her husband of 47 years, Jerry Mosier and her five children Lisa Mosier of Chandler, Ariz., Debra Mosier of Corning, N.Y. , Annette Mosier of Laurel, Md., Lori Mosier of Corning, N.Y., and Robert Mosier of Corning, N.Y. She is further survived by cousins, nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. Of all her accomplishments MaryAnn’s greatest achievements have been in the lives of her family and friends. She had a unique gift to recognize and appreciate the talents in others and to make them feel loved and lifted by her presence.Her sense of humor, kind heart and brilliant smile allowed her to share laughter. Her generous heart filled her home with love, fun, family and friends, including an attitude that there was always room for one more. She leaves all her family and friends with the knowledge that they were truly loved. MaryAnn was employed at the Waverly Jr. and Sr. High School as a member of the cafeteria staff. She was a member of St. James Blessed Trinity Catholic Church and the Rosary and Alter Society in Waverly, N.Y. MaryAnn was a kind and committed mother, wife and friend and will be dearly missed by family and friends. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, Feb. 26, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at St. James Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 503 Clark Street, Waverly with the Reverend William Moorby, as celebrant. The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to St. James Blessed Trinity Church Stained Glass Windows Restoration Project 530 Clark St., Waverly, N.Y. 14892. Burial will be at a later date at the convenience of her family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Blauvelt Funeral home 625 Broad St, Waverly. - Sayre Morning Times, Feb.24.2010
DIETZ - Gordon L. Dietz Jr., 65, of 813 N. Wilbur Ave., Sayre,
Monday afternoon Feb. 22, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Born August 16, 1944 in Coal Twp., Pa. he was the son of the late Gordon L. Dietz Sr., and Betty Ann Snyder Dietz. In earlier years Gordon attended school in Coal Twp. He served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam Conflict. After returning home following his service to his country, Gordon was employed in the coal mines and later was employed by various construction companies throughout the United States. He enjoyed traveling, hunting and fishing. Surviving are his wife, Rebecca L. Ward Dietz at home; his brother, Terry Dietz and his wife, Kathy of Texas; his sisters, Bonnie Bailey of Shamokin, Pa., Sandy Madrak and her husband, Max of Shamokin, Pa.; his mother-in-law, Yvonne Ward, of Sayre; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Janet and Skip Renchler, of Westfield, N.Y.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Thomas and Tamara Reynolds, Ervetta Campbell, Ken and Kim Bentley, Gregg and Linda Ward, Mike and Kelly Miner, and Brett Ward, all of Sayre, Pa., Brenda and Wally Voss of Fredonia, N.Y., Gloria Zebracki , of Dunkirk, N.Y., Fran Ward, of Dunkirk, Doug Aviles of Fredonia and Robert Aviles of Florida; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents Gordon was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Ralph Ward Sr., his brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law, Nancy Kurtz, Betty Lee, Ralph Ward Jr., Susan Brewer, Carl Swanson and David Campbell. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 at 1 p.m at the Sayre Christian Church, 427 South Keystone Ave., Sayre, with the Rev. James Donahoo, pastor, officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at the church. Interment will be private. Assisting Gordon’s family is the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Greater Valley EMS, 904 North Lehigh Ave., Sayre, PA 18840 or to Guthrie Hospice, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840 in Gordon L Dietz’s memory. - Sayre Morning Times, Feb.24.2010
DOMBROSKI - Dorothy A. Maximiek - Loving wife, mother and
husbands' best friend, age 63 of Rockwell Ave., Horseheads, died
after a brief illness March 7, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital. She was born September 11, 1946 to the late Francis and Margaret (Abbott) Dombroski. Dorothy is survived by her husband of forty years, Frank Maximiek, son, Jeffrey Maximiek of Horseheads, NY, daughter Sarah (Charles Armbrecht) of Binghamton, NY, and best friend and grandson, Alexander Maximiek of Horseheads, NY; her mother-in-law, Margaret Maximiek, of Lopez, PA, brother-in-law, Stephen Maximiek of Waverly, NY, and sister-in-law, Margaret (Michael) Cicora of Orange Park, FL. Dorothy is also survived by her cousins, with whom she was very close, Anne (Jerry) Shuman of Pittsford, NY, Beth (Tim) Ragsdale of Rochester, NY, Paul (Francine) Cadek of Horseheads, NY, Phyllis Dombroski (Janet Joki) of Elmira Heights, NY, Joan (Francis) Scrocarelli of Elmira, NY, Mary (George) Adkisson of Richardmond, KY, and Jean Dombroski of Palmyra, NY. She is also survived by two aunts, Margaret Deegan of Elmira, NY and Eleanor Whitney of Elmira, NY, with her son, Rick Whitney. Dorothy was a longtime employee of the Salvation Army in Horseheads, NY. At her request, services will take place privately. Arrangements are with Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads. Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.11.2010
EDDINGER June E. Woods, 88, daughter of the late Clifford and
Helen (Wrights) Eddinger, died
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at Grandview Health Homes. A graduate of the Danville State Hospital School of Nursing, she worked as a registered nurse and night supervisor at the Geisinger Medical Center for 33 years till her retirement in 1980. She loved antiquing, going to flea markets and playing bingo. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Danville. Preceding her in death in 2007 was her husband of 65 years, Paul. Surviving are a daughter, Deb Satterly and her husband Mike of Sayre, Pa. and grandchildren Stephen and Bryan Satterly; a son, Bob Woods and his wife Roselie of San Ramon, California and grandchildren Joel and Julie Woods. Funeral services will be held Monday, May 3 at 2 p.m. at the Brady Funeral Home, Inc., 320 Church St., Danville, Pa. with the Rev. Anne Canfield of the Waverly United Methodist Church, Waverly, N.Y. serving as the officient. Friends may call at the funeral home at 1 p.m. for the memorial service. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brady Funeral Home. May 01, 2010, Sayre Morning Times.
EVANS - Samuel Roberts Evans died March 25 after a brief illness.
Born April 17, 1915 in Norristown, he was the son of the late Robert L.
and Helen R. Evans. He graduated from Norristown High School in 1932 and
graduated from Haverford College in 1938. The Evans family moved to Bloomsburg
from Lexington, VA in 1956. Before he retired in 1983, he ran the color
lab at Magee Carpet Co., and supervised the dye house. Fifty-year residents
of Bloomsburg, he and his wife Betty have resided at Nottingham Village
in Northumberland, PA for the past two years. They traveled extensively
during retirement and took courses of interest at the university. They
attended concerts, plays, and art openings and were often found at the
town pool. Mr. Evans was frequently seen running along the river, on the
tennis court, or greeting friends along Main Street. They were both involved
in many aspects of the community. He was a member of the First Presbyterian
Church where he served as a deacon, elder, Clerk of Session, Sunday school
teacher, Supt. of Sunday school, choir member. He was a member of the Bloomsburg
School board for 12 years, and served as board chair; was on the original
board of directors for the Bloomsburg Day Care Center, served as a member
of the Bloomsburg Park Authority, served on the operating board of Norris
E. Rock Memorial Swimming Pool and the board of Bloomsburg Municipal Authority.
Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Keeler Evans, to whom he had been married for nearly 65 years; children, Deborah E. Marek, Bloomsburg; Thomas C. Evans and his wife Cindy, Canton; Ann Keeler Evans and her husband, Steve Mitchell, Lewisburg; sister, Roberta Evans Bennett, Rochester, NY and her family; grandchildren, Elijah R. Evans and wife Meghan, Danville; Sarah W. Evans and her partner Ali Soke, New Orleans, LA; one great-grandson, Idris Ali Soke. He was preceded in death by grandchildren, Janette Marek Geneski and Chad Marek; son-in-law, Wayne Marek. Services will be held April 5 at 10:30 at the First Presbyterian Church, 345 Market Street, Bloomsburg with his pastor, Rev. Steve Cureton presiding. The family welcomes friends to gather for lunch in the church hall following the service. Interment will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of the Allen Funeral Home, Bloomsburg, PA. – Canton Independent Sentinel, April 3, 2008
FARNHAM Marion E. Cornell, 97, of Owego, N.Y. died
on Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, at Elderwood Tioga in Waverly, N.Y. where she had been residing. She was born in Owego on April 19, 1912, the daughter of the late Frederick and Nora (Hyde) Farnham. Marion was predeceased by her husband, Manford A. Cornell; her daughter, Betty Cornell; her great-granddaughter, Nicole Cornell; her sisters, Dorothy, Anna and Freida; and her brothers, Charles, Donald and Frederick. She is survived by her four sons and daughters-in-law, Frederick and Yvonne Cornell, Sayre, Pa., Manford V. and Sharon Cornell, Newark Valley, N.Y., Robert E. and Beverly Cornell, Sayre, Richard and Sherry Cornell, Easton, Pa.; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and eleven great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a very special friend, Rev. Arlyce Kretschman. Marion was a lifelong faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Owego. In early years, she was an excellent seamstress, and she always enjoyed baking, reading, and especially loved tending to her rose garden. A funeral service will be held at Richards Funeral Home on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, at 1 p.m., with the Rev. G. Terry Steenburg officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery, Owego. Family and friends are invited to visit at Richards Funeral Home on Thursday from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. Those wishing may consider a memorial contribution in memory of Marion to the First Baptist Church of Owego, 228 Main St. Owego, NY 13827. Sayre Morning Times, Feb.24.2010
GREENE - W. Dale Greene, 93, of North Main Street, Mocksville, NC, died Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC. He was born March 1, 1915, in Watauga County to the late William Johnson and Ada Coffey Greene. Mr. Greene was a retired dairy farmer. He had also worked for H. Rockwell & Son Feed Service in Canton for many years. Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Pauline Greene of the home; two daughters, Sharon Harbac of Newark Valley, NY and Norma Wilcox of Canton; a son, Randy Greene of Mocksville; ten grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Velma Greene Day. A funeral service was conducted Friday, March 28, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Boone, NC. Burial will be in Old Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Boone. Arrangements were entrusted to the Eaton Funeral Home, Mocksville, NC. – Canton Independent Sentinel, April 3, 2008
GUILD Doris Guild Chamberlin died
April 29, 2010 at the age of 90. She was born in South Waverly, December 14, 1919 and was the daughter of J. Ritner and Florence Guild. Doris is predeceased by her husband, Warren E. Chamberlin and son, Dr. Mark E. Chamberlin; parents; and her brothers, J. Ritner, Warren, and Fenton. She is survived by daughter, Jan (Charles) Clemens of Elmira Heights, N.Y., and son, Dean E.(Nikki) Chamberlin of Carlisle, Pa. Doris also leaves behind her grandchildren, Ben E.(Jennifer) Chamberlin, Carrie Ann Clemens, Jessica Guild Chamberlin, Elizabeth C. Sharp, Rebecca Lyn and Virginia Likely Chamberlin. Her great-grandchildren: Morgan Allen Chamberlin, Anna Elizabeth Chamberlin, Margaret Lin Sharp, and Elise Kathryn Chamberlin. She is also survived by her sister, Ina B. Carroll and sister-in-law, Patricia Guild. Doris graduated from Waverly High School and Bloomsburg University, as a business teacher. She also did graduate work at Cornell University. She worked at the Goodyear Tire Company in Akron, Ohio, taught at Mansfield High School and at Waverly Jr./Sr. High School. She was a lifelong member of the Waverly United Methodist where she was an active member of the craft group and bible study group. After their retirement, Warren and Doris had many happy memories with their camper at Lake Bonin, making several trips to Florida in the Winter and a trip to Wyoming. Doris will be remembered by many, for her sweetness, kindness, caring and her strong Faith. The family will greet friends at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, New York, on Saturday, May 1, 2010 from 1 to 2 p.m. The funeral service will be lead by Pastor Ann Canfield immediately following the calling hour. The family will provide the flowers. Donations may be made in Doris’s honor to the Waverly Methodist Church or the Waverly Library. Sayre Morning Times, April 30, 2010.
HEMENWAY Daniel R. Hemenway Sr., 71, of Kingman, Ariz., formerly
of Troy, Pa., died
on March 25, 2010 after a brief illness in Kingman, Ariz. Born July 16, 1938, in Blossburg, Pa. He was the son of Howard and Helen (MACKOWIAK) Hemenway. He is survived by: his wife Lisa of Kingman, Ariz.; sons, Daniel Jr. of Elk Grove, Calif., and David of Kingman; daughter Patricia of El Granada, Calif.; sisters, Rosetta Vance of Canton and Helen (Doug) Leiby of Wetona; sister-in-law Erma Stanley of Blossburg, Pa.; grandson Kraiss Cannaday; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by: his parents; step-brother Charlie Stanley; first wife Sumiko Hemenway; and brother-in-law Wayne Vance. Dan served in the U.S. Air Force and worked in government. He lived in Japan, Saudi Arabia and England, before retiring to Kingman, Ariz. He will be remembered as a loving husband, dad, brother and friend. April 23, 2010, towanda Daily Review.
HOPE Charles Louis (Charlie) Hope, age 88, of Knoxville, Tenn.,
formerly of Sayre, Pa., died
Thursday evening, April 29, 2010 at Parkwest Medical Center. Charlie was a member of All Saints Catholic Church. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. Charlie was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a graduate of Syracuse University and earned his MBA at the University of New York at Buffalo. Charlie was retired as a National Credit Manger with GTE Sylvania, later acquired by Phillips Magnavox. He was a member of the Smokey Mountain Hiking Club, the O’Connor Center Happy Hikers and a member of the English Auto Society and the Oak Ridge Shooting Club. Charlie loved fishing, boating, deer and pheasant hunting. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Susan Hope, formerly of Sayre, Pa. Charlie is survived by his wife of 60 years, Aggie JENNINGS Hope; daughter, Susan Atwell and husband, David of Fairfax, Va., son, Rob Hope and wife Cheryl; grandchildren, Colin Hope, Valerie Hope, all of Houston, Texas. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with a Rosary to follow at 6:30 p.m.. A Mass will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at All Saints Catholic Church with Father Michael Woods celebrant. Family and friends will gather at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the East Tennessee State Veterans' Cemetery for graveside services with full military honors conferred by the East Tennessee Veteran's Honor Guard. May 05, 2010, Sayre Morning Times.
JACKSON Wilhelmina "Willie" Jackson, 61, of Galeton, PA, died Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. Born July 24, 1948, in Wellsboro, PA, she was a daughter of the late William and Mary (Short) Jackson. Willie worked as a bartender and cook at the Village Inn and the Waldheim for many years. She was a member of the Galeton VFW Ladies Auxiliary #6611. She enjoyed reading her Bible and spending time with family and friends. Surviving are a son, Darrell (Erin) Jackson, Galeton; four grandchildren, Jordan Jackson, Jada Jackson, Ryleigh Rachiele, and Amiria Jackson; a brother, William (Phyllis) Adams, Williamsport, PA; three sisters, Josephine "Joey" Jackson, Galeton, Mary (Jon) Whittington, Williamsport, and Louise (James) McPeak; a nephew, Tony Jackson, Williamsport; and a niece, Lorri Griffen, Galeton. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Saturday, March 13, 2010, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. with a Memorial Service immediately following at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Richard Hatch will officiate. Memorial contributions may be to the Galeton Women of the Moose or to the Galeton VFW Ladies Auxiliary. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.11.2010
JAFFE - Stacy Ann Jaffe, 42, of Millerton, died Saturday, May 1, 2010, at her home. Stacy was born on Aug. 1, 1967, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of Barry Jaffe and Lisa (Drago) Jaffe. A graveside service will be at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale, N.Y. on Friday, May 7, at 2 p.m. Services are under the direction of The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. – Wellsboro Gazette, May 5, 2010
KEENE JoAnn Marlene Ryder passed into the arms of her Savior at 6:44 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 2010 at Barnes Jewish Hospital, in St. Louis, Mo. She was born on Aug. 27, 1934 in Waverly, N.Y., the daughter of Earl and Thelma (Dixon) Keene. She was a loving mother and homemaker, as well as a precious aunt and sister. JoAnn was raised in Waverly and was a graduate of Waverly High School class of 1953. She and her husband of 57 years, Gerald Lewis Ryder, were the former owner/operators of Jerry’s Body Shop in Waverly. In the 1970s, the couple moved to Hemet, Calif. and spent their last 16 years residing in Branson, Mo. JoAnn is survived by her husband Gerald Lewis Ryder of Branson, Mo.; her children, Debbie (Larry) Nichols of Rocklin, Calif. and Larry Lewis (Jane) Ryder of Arlington, Texas; two sisters, Joyce McMahon of Arcadia, Fla. and Renie Burdick of Waverly; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents. Cards of sympathy may be forwarded to Jerry Ryder at 104 Estates Circle Branson, Mo. 65616. The family encourages all to remember JoAnn in conversation and in prayer. - Sayre Morning Times, Feb.24.2010
KELLEY - Kathleen D. Gross, 62, of Columbia Cross Roads, went to rest in the peace of her Lord and Savior on Friday, April 30, 2010, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Kathleen was born on Nov. 14, 1947, in Bradford County, the daughter of the late Carl and Ida KELLEY. Kathleen married William H. Gross Sr. on June 26, 1965, in Canton, Pa., and together they raised two children, William H. Gross Jr. and Billie Jo Gross. Kathleen was pre-deceased by her husband William in 2000 and a grandson, Shane Collin Minnier, in 2009. Kathleen is survived by: her son and daughter-in-law William Jr. and Maria Teresa Gross of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; two foster grandchildren; a daughter, Billie Jo Gross of Columbia Cross Roads; and many nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters, cousins and dear friends also survive. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 7, at the Springfield Baptist Church with Pastor Dan Graham officiating. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810. May 02, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
KNOWLTON - Maxine Lois Knowlton Foster, 73, a resident of Wetumpka, Ala., born on June 4, 1936, in Carlisle, died from extreme complications of type 1 diabetes in Montgomery, Ala. on April 23, 2010. She and her husband of 55 years, Howard, have lived in Wetumpka since 1971. Visitation will be held at Gassett Funeral Home in Wetumpka, Ala., from 5 until 7 p.m., on Thursday the April 29, and from 1 until 2 p.m. on Friday, April 30.. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, immediately following visitation. Interment will take place following the service at Pine View Memorial Gardens. She is survived by her husband, Howard; daughter, Debra (Leon) Reeder of Sugar Grove Ill.; son, Danny Foster of Wetumpka, Ala.; sister, Diane (Lowell) Warters of Apopka, Fla.; brother-in-law Bob Foster of Pocatello, Id; sister-in law, Cheryl (Scott) Patton of Luna Pier, Mich. Grandchildren include Shannon (Tom) Pierce of Montgomery Ala., Lindsay Facer, Brynne Reeder of Sugar Grove Ill., Aaron Reeder of Austin Texas, Lane (Jared) Shaw of Hawk Point, Mo., as well as many nieces and nephews across the country. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages friends to make a memorial gift to the American Diabetes Association or any diabetes research organization. – Wellsboro Gazette, April 28, 2010
KOSHESTAR Tania Koshetar Jurvis, 96, widow of Robert F. Jurvis,
formerly of Towanda RR 3, Burlington Twp., Pa., died
Thursday, April 29, 2010, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in North Towanda Township, Pa. Tania was born March 30, 1914, in Philadelphia, Pa., the daughter of the late Maxim and Vera NEDOHON Koshetar. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses for 77 years. A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in North Towanda, Pa., with Mr. David Malosh officiating. Service arrangements are provided by the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. May 01, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
LaSUER - Grant LaSuer, 67, died
on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, in Massachusetts. Born and raised in Jenningsville, he was the son of the late Virginia Hampsey LaSuer and Leo LaSuer. Grant was a graduate of Tunkhannock Area High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a self-employed painter, drove truck for many area companies and worked at Cornell Manufacturing before retiring. He was an avid deer hunter and loved playing his guitar. Grant was a member of the United Methodist Church. Survivors include his daughter, Virginia LaSuer of Meshoppen; his son, Leo LaSuer of Elmira, NY; three grandsons, Aaron LaSuer of Laceyville, Dustin LaSuer of Meshoppen and Dylan LaSuer of Dushore; a sister, Lorraine and Glen Shoemaker of Laceyville; two nephews, Grant McClain of Laceyville and Ricky Shoemaker of Tunkhannock, and several cousins. Grant was predeceased by his parents and a grandson, Kevin LaSuer. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 3 p .m. at the United Methodist Church in Jenningsville, with Pastor Jean Swett, officiating. Interment will be held at a later date. Grant will be sadly missed by his family and friends. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, Feb.25.2010
LIVERMORE - KRASNIEWSKI Deborah J.
Age 53, of Montour Falls and formerly of Addison, died
on January 22, 2010. Deb was born in Auburn, NY, the daughter of Harry and Lillian Livermore. Deb grew up in Elmira and later moved to Addison, and Montour Falls. She loved her family, often taking her grandchildren, family and friends fishing. Deb was a talented crafts person; and enjoyed Native American ceremonies. She loved to celebrate life and enjoyed making many memories with her friends and family. She was predeceased by her loving companion, Theodore Krasniewski; father Harry; also brothers and sister, Joe, Harry, Jeff and Glenna Livermore; and granddaughter, Cassandra French. She is survived by her mother, Lillian Livermore of Lindley; children, Lillian (Dean) Pauley of Burdett, Christi (Dale) French of Watkins Glen, Stephanie Lawson of Montour Falls, Alisha (Bill Grist) Lawson of Addison, and Stephen Lawson of Avoca; sisters and brother, Romaine (Valentine) Salaman of Waterloo, Gale (Jerry) Anders of Ringgold, GA, Lucinda Livermore of Elmira, and Timothy (Ann) Livermore of Olympia, WA; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Wednesday, January 28, from 6:00-8:00pm. A funeral service will immediately follow at 8:00pm.
MACDONELL - Cameron Allan ("Cam") MacDonell - Age 44. After a very courageous battle against a very aggressive form of prostate cancer, Cameron went with the angels on Sat., Mar. 27, 2010 in New Orleans, LA. He resided in Florida for 10 years; formerly of Elmira, NY. Survived by his wife, Margaret "Dina" Schaefer and by his parents, Bonnie & Cam MacDonell of Lockwood, NY. Their very special adopted "Katrina" dachshund, Piper, was his constant companion. Cam was pre-deceased by his grandparents, Allan J. & Gladys MacDonell of Elmira, NY and his grandfather, Arnold L. Westervelt of Elmira, NY and his uncle Daniel E. MacDonell of Cape Vincent, NY. He is survived by his grandmother, Rita Westervelt of Elmira, NY; aunts & uncles, Barbara (Daryl) Hansen of New Smyrna Beach, FL; Eileen (Daniel) Mattoes of Providence, RI; Joan (James) Drake of DeLand, FL; Judy Symonds of Elmira, NY; Arnold W. (Patricia) Westervelt of Athens, PA; Cheryl Westervelt of Elmira, NY. He has many cousins, great-aunts/uncles & friends. He is loved by all and will be missed so very much by all. Cameron graduated from Elmira's Southside High School in 1983, the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, as well as FMU (Florida Metropolitan Univ.) with his degrees in art & graphic design, as well as filmmaking & film production. He received the Recognition Award for "Who's Who in Academic Achievement" for his work at FMU, along with continuing "HONORS" for his work in this field of study. Cameron's career as "Technical Scenic Set & Stage Lighting Designer" includes live theater stage productions throughout the United States. He launched his career following his involvement working with the crew and production team of the "Mark Twain Drama" presented at the Elmira College domes during the '90's. Cameron then pursued stage and set design work in New York City, including work on the set for the Dana Carvey show and the well-known "STOMP" production in NYC. He went on tour doing set design, lighting & sound for the famous "Nutcracker" musical throughout the Northeast and Midwest (approximately 30 states) during the Christmas season of 1996. In 1997 he was the Technical Scenic Set & Stage Designer for the very prominent Academy Theater in Meadville, PA. His stage set designs and productions there were numerous, one of which includes an award for his scenic set & stage design in the production of "Agnes of God". In the fall of '97 his career took him to FL, where for 10 years, he worked tirelessly in live theater, creating, designing and building sets for dramas, musicals, comedies, festivals, and a variety of entertainment for many, many communities & cities throughout the entire state of FL. Cameron was a highly successful artist in all facets of the entertainment world, as a musician, playwright, filmmaker, designer and producer. In 2007 his career took him to New Orleans. Despite the onset of his illness shortly thereafter, Cameron worked unselfishly with his adoring and devoted, artist wife, Dina, always by his side. While in New Orleans, he had many successes with his stage productions, and in 2008 he was nominated for Louisiana's most prestigious "Big Easy Award" for his scenic set design, technical direction & production of the play "The Great American Trailer Park". Art was his life's work and we are thankful that he shared all his incredible talents with this world. A "celebration of Cam's life" will be held with a Catholic Mass at 11:30 AM at St. Peter & St. Paul's Church, 161 High St., Elmira, NY. A luncheon will follow at the MARIAN CENTER on the Southside of Elmira, next to St. Mary's Church, 400 Franklin St., Elmira, NY. Donations in Cam's memory on behalf of his wife, Dina, will be greatly appreciated, as she attempts to re-build her life. God bless her for her love for Cam and for the gentle care giving she gave Cam always. Please mail checks payable to Margaret Schaefer MacDonell, Walnut Creek Apts./APT F345, 5855 Walnut Creek Road, River Ridge, LA. 70123 - Elmira Star Gazette, May 10, 2010
MILLER Philip J. Miller, of Sayre, Pa., formerly of Waverly,
on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness. He was born on April 17, 1929 in Enid, Okla. the son of the late Percy and Achsa GOLDEN Miller. Philip was a New York State Trooper and served in the Marine Corps. during the Korean Conflict. He received his associates degree in Criminal Justice through Broome Community College. He was a member of V.F.W. Skiff-Bower Post 1536, Roma Madre Lodge 1342 Sons of Italy, Sayre Elks Lodge, Loyal Order of the Moose 1490, American Legion Post 283, a Lifetime Member of National Rifle Association, and the North American Hunting Club. Philip is survived by his cousins Patricia and Joseph Altieri of South Waverly, Pa. and their children, Joey Altieri of Corning, N.Y., Gregg and Kati Altieri of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Matthew Altieri of South Waverly, Pa.; special friends, Linda Rogers of Athens, Pa., Richard Antonetti of Sayre, Pa., and Jack and Nancy Felicita of Ulster, Pa.; son Thomas Miller of Hilton Head, S.C.; daughter Debra (Dallas) Atkins of Sumter, S.C.;two grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. James Catholic Church, 503 Clark Street, Waverly, NY, on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 10:00am. Arrangements are under the care of Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., Athens, PA. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery. April 28, 2010, Sayre Morning Times.
MINER - Shirley Mae Wells - Age 80, of Greensboro, NC, died
Saturday, February 27, 2010, at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital. A private service of remembrance was held. A Syracuse, NY native, Shirley was born November 5, 1929, the daughter of the late Theodore and Mary Heffner Miner. She was a member of West Market Street United Methodist Church and a homemaker. In addition to her parents; she was preceded in death by a son, Gregory D. Wells. Shirley is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Gordon D. Wells of the home; her son, Gary D. Wells of the home; two brothers, Ron Miner and wife, Marta of FL, and Wayne Miner of Elmira; her sister, Jean Wise and husband, Henry of Elmira; sister-in-law, Betty Emma Wells of Blue Bell, PA; one grandson, Patrick Wells of Greensboro; and many cousins, nieces nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to West Market Street United Methodist Church, 302 West Market St., Greensboro, NC 27401; or Guilford County Humane Society, 4525 Wendover Ave., Greensboro, NC 27409. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.11.2010
NORTON SR. - Wayne K. Norton Sr. - A longtime resident of the
Ridgebury Township, Pa., community died
suddenly on Sunday, March 7, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital at the age of 71. Born on July 11, 1938, in Wheelersville, Pa., Wayne was the son of the late Ward and Blanch Belles Norton. He was employed by the Robert Packer Hospital for many years where he worked in the maintenance department. Wayne enjoyed time spent at home with his family and hunting the land that surrounds. He is survived by: his loving wife of more than 50 years, Cora Green Norton; children Donna (Warren) Brady of Delaware, and Wayne Ken (Patricia) Norton of Milan, Pa.; sister Carol "Dorothy" Talada; brothers Edward (Connie) Norton and Perry Norton; sisters-in-law Dorothy and Betty Norton; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Wayne was also predeceased by his brothers, Leo and John Norton. Family and friends will be received from 4-5 p.m. on Saturday, March 13, 2010, at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 5 p.m. - Towanda Daily Review, Mar.11.2010
PERSING George H
Wellsboro Agitator - April 7, 1955
George H. Persing, 85, former Galeton resident, died at 4:35 a.m. Tuesday, March 22, 1955, in a Corning, N.Y. hospital. Born at Lick Run, Gaines Township, he was the son of Reuben and Sarah Mattison Persing. He was a retired conductor of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Worthington, Rochester, N.Y., and Mrs. Opal Chaffee, Ithaca, N.Y.; three sons, John, of Baltimore, Md., George, of Maryland, N.Y., and Miles of Corning, with whom he lived, and two brothers, Robert D. of Marshlands, Gaines RD 1, and David of Watrous. Services were Friday at the funeral home, 14 West First Street, Galeton, with the Rev. Dr. James L. Holliday, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Galeton, officiating. Burial was in West Hill Cemetery.
PIERSON -Taught in the S-VE and Athens School districts - Richard
Charles Pierson, 59, of Athens, Pa., died
on February 20, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness surrounded by his loving family. He was born February 16, 1951 in Sayre, Pa., the son of Geraldine Fitzgerald Pierson and the late Raymond L. Pierson. Richard was a 1969 graduate of Athens High School, and a 1974 graduate of Bloomsburg University. He was formerly employed as an elementary education teacher in the Spencer-Van Etten, Lakeland, Fla., and Athens Area School District, as well as coaching various sports teams throughout his career. Rick loved children, sports, and was a lifelong New York Yankees and Cleveland Browns fan. He will always be remembered for his great sense of humor. Rick will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He is predeceased by his father, and nephew Colin F. Dyke. Richard is survived by his mother Geraldine Pierson of Waverly, N.Y.; siblings Raymond (Diane) Pierson of Enola, Pa., Elaine (Michael) McGlinchey of Sayre, Pa., Kathryn Pierson of Ashley, Pa., and Mary (Charles) Irvin of Elmira, N.Y.; nephews Matthew Dyke of Ashley, Pa., and Charles and Brian Irvin of Elmira, N.Y.; and many friends. Family and friends may call on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Linda Rogers officiating. Burial will be at a later date at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donation may be made to: Danielle House, 160 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY 13905. Condolences may be sent to: Geraldine Pierson, 37 N. Chemung Street, Room 319, Waverly, NY 14892. - Sayre Morning Times, Feb.22.2010
ROSENCRANCE - Kenneth E. Rosencrance, 61, of Troy, PA, born April
24, 1948, died
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital, following a battle with cancer. He was a beloved elementary school educator for over 35 years with the Troy Area School District where his love of learning and his passion for teaching enriched the lives of over 700 children. Ken served in many leadership roles, including President of Troy Area Education Association, liaison for Troy Public (Allen F. Pierce) Library and the Bradford County Public Library and building coordinator at Springfield and East Troy Elementary Schools. He is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Daniel B. and Mary Ellen Rosencrance of Cogan Station; a sister, Phyllis J. Rosencrance of Laceyville; nieces, Wendy, Caryn, Jennifer and Rachel and several cousins. Ken was predeceased by his parents, I. Boyd and Rachel Rosencrance, as well as several aunts and uncles. A memorial service to celebrate Ken’s life will be held on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. at the Troy Baptist Church, Canton St., Troy. Burial services will be private at the convenience of the family in the Lacey Street Cemetery. Contributions in Ken’s memory can be made to the Allen F. Pierce Free Library, 115 Center Street, Troy, PA 16947 or the Nancy Quattrini Fund of Guthrie Cancer Center, Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, Feb.25.2010
SCHEID Martha Stewart, 94, of Bethany Manor, Horseheads, N.Y.
Monday April 26th, 2010 . Born January 25th, 1916 in Rochester NY the daughter of the late Mamie DOUCETTE and Edward J. Scheid and loving wife of the Late Ralph C. Stewart. Martha was a resident of the Valley since moving from Owego in 1947. Martha was a US Army Veteran of World War II serving as a Captain with the WAC Corp. She was a homemaker and worked as a teacher within the Waverly Central School District. Martha was a member of the National Audubon Society, a member of Ugli Quilts, member of American Legion Post 1447, a Literacy Volunteer. Mrs. Stewart was also a member of Saint James Church Blessed Trinity Parish in Waverly. Martha is survived by her children, her three sons Ronald (Marlene) Stewart, Mesa , Ariz., Stephen (Karen) Stewart, Rochester, N.Y., Dr.’s Larry(Pamela) Stewart, Syracuse, N.Y., her daughter Marie (Edward) Altenau, Kingston, N.Y.; her five grandchildren and her two great granddaughters; also her brother Arthur Scheid , Rochester, N.Y., as well as several nieces, and nephews. Martha was also predeceased by her two sisters, Sister Agnes Scheid and Mildred Miller. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday May 1, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Saint James Church Blessed Trinity Parish in Waverly. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the church. Internment will follow at Saint James Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Luckner Funeral Home 449 Park Avenue, Waverly. April 29, 2010, Sayre Morning Times.
SHERMAN - Albert D. Sherman, 87, of Mansfield, died on Friday, April 23, 2010, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born on April 29, 1922, in Wellsboro, he was a son of Ross W. and Mary Putman Sherman. Albert is survived by his wife, Marion G. Simmons Sherman. Prior to his retirement, Albert was employed for 30 years with Corning Glass Works in Corning, N.Y. He was a member of the Wellsboro congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. In addition to his wife, Marion, he is survived by eight children, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, one sister, one sister-in-law and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service for Albert at 3 p.m. on Monday, April 26, at the Wellsboro congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, Mansfield Road, Wellsboro. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. – Wellsboro Gazette, April 28, 2010
SMITH - Mrs. Dorcus E. Greenley, 77, of RR 2, New Albany, PA,
at her home in Albany Township on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 17, 2010. Born in Swoyersville on Aug. 4, 1932, she was the daughter of the late George F., Sr. and Margaret V. Jackson Smith. Mrs. Greenley was the wife of the late Carl E. Greenley, who died
on Aug. 9, 2005. Growing up in Scottsville, an area of Mehoopany, she was a graduate of the Mehoopany High School, Class of 1951. For many years she was employed at various clothing factories in Black Walnut and at the shoe factories of Tunkhannock and Mildred. She was also employed at the Rynvelds Wreath Factory in New Albany and for a year at Procter & Gamble in Mehoopany for the Philadelphia Cleaning Co. Surviving are her son, Warren E. Greenley of Wilkes-Barre; two daughters, Kimberly Hochberg of New Albany and Carla M. Greenley of Wilkes-Barre; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, as well as three step-great-grandchildren; her sister, Violet June Perugini of Delaware, PA and two brothers, David E. Smith of Trenton, NJ and Myrl A. Smith of Strawridge, TN, as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Thelma Grogesky and Alice Goodwin, and her three brothers, George Smith, Jr., John Smith and Ralph Smith. Memorial services will be held at a later date at the convenience of her family. Interment will be in the Sunnyside Cemetery in Tunkhannock. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, Feb.25.2010
SOPER Charles E. Soper, Sr., 71, of Syracuse, died
Wednesday Dec. 16, 2009 at Community General Hospital. Born in Canton, PA on Friday Sept. 9, 1938, he was the son of Kenneth Palmer Soper and Nellie Louise Loomis Soper. He was raised in Elmira and moved to Syracuse in 1959. Charles graduated from Southside High School and Alfred State College. Retiring in 1987, he was employed for over 30 years with IBM. He was a member of Christ Community Church of the Nazarene and a former member of the Morning Star Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed amateur radio, (his call sign was K2HPT), camping and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Surviving are his wife of 51 years, the former Juanita Harwood; daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl and David Trembley of Syracuse, Patricia and Matthew Bednarski of Marcellus, and Pamela and Tom Lamoureaux of Memphis; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles Jr. and Liz of Fayetteville, Richard and Meg of Elmira, Marc of Camillus and James and Barbara of Syracuse; and grandchildren, David, Michael, and Christina Trembley, Joshua, Richelle, Breanne and Zachary Soper, Jayme, Benjamin and Bradley Bednarski, Bethany, Nicole, Tommy, Kyle and Kelly Lamoureaux, Christopher, Patrick, Madison, James and Julia Soper. Services were at 11 a.m. Monday Dec. 21 in Christ Community Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Art Magnuson officiating. Relatives and friends called from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday Dec. 20 at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Charles was laid to rest in Onondaga Valley Cemetery, Syracuse, New York. Contributions may be made to the Radio Amateurs of Greater Syracuse, P.O. Box 88, Liverpool, NY 13088. Dec 2009, NY City Link Newspaper.
SOUTO Manny (Emanuel) Souto, 74, died
peacefully surrounded by family on Jan. 28, 2010, at his home in Windham, Bradford County, Pa. Manny was born in Dushore, Sullivan County, Pa., on Jan. 22, 1936, to the late Manuel and Frances SHENUSKI Souto. He attended Dushore Public School and was a member of the last graduating class before the school closed in 1953. After graduation, Manny attended Williamsport Technical School where he completed a two-year course in tool and die making, and also completed a two-year apprentice course in Endicott, N.Y.. He then went on to work at Charnitski's Market and Glenn Plott's Garage in Dushore and Remington Rand in Elmira. Manny entered the service in August 1959 and served in the U.S. Army and the reserves, receiving an honorable discharge in 1965. He began working in 1960 at IBM in Owego, retiring from there in May 1990. On Oct. 3, 1964, he married the former Helen Hope at St. Anthony's Church in Stowell, Pa. They celebrated 45 wonderful years of marriage this past fall. Manny was a charter member of the Windham Fire Company and the Windham Township Volunteers. Over the years, Manny derived great enjoyment from following his children and grandchildren in their various school and sporting events. He was a past member of the Northeast Bradford wrestling club. He loved the outdoors and spent many hours hunting, cutting firewood and making maple syrup. Manny will be remembered by many in the area for his musical talent. He started playing the accordion at the age of 12 with his brother Len. Together, they formed the Gypsies and entertained at numerous dances over the years. For the past 14 years, Manny was a member of the Northern Harmony band and enjoyed playing polkas and square dances with them throughout the area. Survivors include: his wife Helen of Windham; daughter and son-in-law Hope and Jeff Turner of Northville, Mich.; sons and daughters-in-law Tom and Mary Souto of LeRaysville and Jim and Melissa Souto of Wyalusing; grandchildren Chelsie and Cory Souto and Luke, Sarah and Grace Turner; brother and sister-in-law Leonard and Marie Souto of Milan; sister and brother-in-law Rita and George Nicklas of Afton, Va.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Manny was predeceased by a son, Arthur, on May 18, 1972. A service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa. Interment will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Stowell, Pa. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, at the funeral home. The family will provide flowers. Memorials may be directed to the Northeast Bradford Student Loan Fund, c/o Jill O'Connor, RR3 Box 3148, Rome, PA 18837. January 29, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
SPAULDING - John Spaulding, 84, formerly of Canton, now of Melbourne,
on April 2, 2008 at the Atlantic Shores Nursing Home. Born in Canton on January 5, 1924, he was the son of Horace Andrew and Madeline (MacIntyre) Spaulding. He was a retired farmer. Mr. Spaulding was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Melbourne, FL. Surviving are his sister, Virginia Bronson, Melbourne, FL; nephews, Wayne Bronson, Canton and John Bronson, Zephyrhills, FL. Services were private. Arrangements were under the care of the Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home, Melbourne, FL. – Canton Independent Sentinel, April 10, 20008
STEVENS Ada Harriett (Stevens) McNeal, 101, of Columbia Cross
Jan. 24, 2010 at the Bradford County Manor. Born Jan. 26, 1908, she is survived by daughters Ann L. (William J.) Watkins of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., and Susan Hance of Towanda, Pa.; sons Donald J. McNeal of Standing Stone Township, Wysox, Pa., and John S. (Betty) McNeal of Athens; grandchildren Ronnie (Patti) Johnson of Rome, Pa., Theron (Holly) Johnson of Towanda, Pa., John Scott (Aimee) Johnson of Ulster, Pa., Micah Johnson of Towanda, Pa., and Crystal (Bobbi) Grippo of Herrickville, Pa.; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; three nieces and five nephews. Ada is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herman J. McNeal; sisters Flora Mae Weiskop and Alice French; and brother Nelson Perry Stevens. Ada was a church organist for the Universalist and Methodist churches of Standing Stone, Pa. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Auer Cremation Services of PA Inc. Memorial contributions can be sent to the Stevens Cemetery Association, c/o Violet Koser, RR 2, Box 139 E, Towanda, PA 18848. January 27, 2010, Towanda Daily Review
STIFF Ada E. Huffmaster, 80, of Wilmot Township, died
at her home on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, surrounded by her family. She was born on Sept. 9, 1929, in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pa., a daughter of the late Russell and Sadie (WHEELER) Stiff. Ada was a 1948 graduate of Wyalusing High School. On Dec. 1, 1949, she married Ernie E. Huffmaster. Her husband preceded her in death on Jan. 27, 1991. Ada spent all of her married life in Wilmot Township. She enjoyed life on their farm and her favorite activities were keeping her home and garden. She was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, St. John's Chapel of Wilmot, and was a member of Wilmot Grange No. 512. She leaves surviving her half brother and wife, Eugene and Eloise Bennett, of Wilmot Township; nephews and nieces, Michael Bennett, Micah and Natalie, of Wilmot Township, Amy and Shaun Allen, Breanna and Sarah, of Wilmot Township; sister-in-law, Alice Sampsell, of Turbotville, Pa.; and special cousin, Frank and Dulcey Messersmith, of Wilmot Township. Friends and family are invited to call from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28, at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, Pa., and from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral service on Monday, March 1, at Shepherd of the Hill's Lutheran Church, Zion Chapel. Funeral services will be held at noon on Monday, March 1 at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Zion Chapel, with the Rev. Randele Albers, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dushore, Pa. A luncheon and time of fellowship will follow at Zion Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Memorial Hospital Hospice, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848, or St. John's Lutheran Church, c/o Frank Messersmith, RR1 Box 157A, New Albany, PA 18833. February 26, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
SUHR - Harry T. Suhr, 96, of Jackson St., Wellsboro, died
Friday, April 30, 2010, at The Laurels. He was the husband of the late Iola Suhr, who died
in 1976, and the late Glenora Suhr, who died
in 2003. Harry was born Sept. 27, 1913, in Wellsboro, the son of the late Jesse and Margaret Jackson Suhr. He was a graduate of Wellsboro High School "1931" and a retired employee of the Wellsboro Electric Company. Harry was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Wellsboro, former member of the Wellsboro Men's Chorus, and served in the National Guard. Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, James (Joylene) Suhr of Collegeville, John (Sharon) Suhr of Wellsboro, Rev. Jerry (Marjorie) Suhr of Merrimsck, N.H., Jeff (Beverly) Suhr of Roanoke, Va., Jock (Timmee) Suhr of Mechanicsburg; step-son and step-daughter-in-law, John (Anita) McDonald of Brownsville, Texas; step-daughter and step-son-in-law, Patricia (David) King of Milton; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Judy Musingo. At Harry's request, there will be no service. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home,",139 Main St., Wellsboro. – Wellsboro Gazette, May 5, 2010
SUPPLE - WEISSCHADEL Ann S. (Supple) (O' Mara)
Ann S. Weisschadel of Henrietta, NY predeceased by her parents, Margaret Agnes and William Supple; and first husband, Jerome Patrick O'Mara. Survived by her husband, Carl Weisschadel; and daughter, Carol Ann (James) Greene. She grew up in Elmira with her siblings, Walter L, William Michael, Mary, Edward, Myron and James. Friends may call SATURDAY, 1-4 PM at the funeral home of HENRY D. HALLORAN SON, INC., 5781 West Henrietta Rd, West Henrietta, NY. The family asks for the courtesy of no flowers. Donations in Ann's memory can be made to the West Henrietta Fire Dept. or the Henrietta Volunteer Ambulance– Elmira Star Gazette, April 24, 2010
TOOLE Robert D. Toole, 79, of, Forksville, Pa., formerly of Sayre,
Thursday, April 1, 2010 at Dar-Way Nursing Home following an extended illness. He was born Oct. 23, 1930 in Sayre the son of the late Michael and Kathryn HANLIN Toole. Robert was a graduate of Sayre High School, and worked as a Carpenter for the Lehigh Valley Railroad for many years. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean Conflict. He is predeceased by his son Tim Toole, sisters Rita Ross, Leona Mulvey, Kathryn Dunfee, and Ruth Knapp, brothers Joseph, Richard, Thomas, and Jack Toole, and son-in-law Tom Wolcott. Robert is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Michael and Debra Toole of Ulster, Pa.; daughters and sons-in-law Debbie and Bill Blauvelt of Athens, Pa., and Joanie and Lee Todd of Cape Coral, Fla.;, daughter Patricia Wolcott of Chemung, N.Y.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and several nieces, and nephews. At the request of the family there will be no calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the care of Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., Athens. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Waverly at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the: Dar-Way Nursing Home Activity Fund, R.R.#1, Box 1116, Forksville, PA 18616 or Happy Tails No Kill Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 68, Towanda, PA 18848. April 3, 2010, Sayre Morning Times.
VANDERPOOL Vivian - Born at home in Spencer, N.Y., on April 20, 1922, she was the daughter of the late George and Lillian (ALLEN) Vanderpool. Vivian graduated from Spencer High School in 1940, and received a registered nurse degree in 1943 from Arnot Ogden in Elmira, N.Y. She began her nursing career in the Army Nurse Corps in England during WWII. Following her service to our country, she continued in her nursing career with local physicians, then became the Spencer Central School nurse, and ended her career as an emergency room nurse after more than 25 years at Tompkins County Hospital, Ithaca, N.Y. In her retirement years, Vivian enjoyed gardening, knitting and sewing as well as spending the winters as a resident of Ocean Isles Fishing Village in Marathon, Fla. Vivian is predeceased by her brother, George T. Vanderpool Jr.; husbands, Elliot Emmons and Max S. Van Atta; and her daughter, Janet Emmons Jackson (David). She is survived by her sister, Linda (Paul) Frank, Spencer, N.Y.; sons and daughters, Ronald (Lydia) Van Atta, Spencer, N.Y., June Van Atta, Springfield Va., Candice Emmons, Van Etten, N.Y., Lori (Raymond) Maratea, Candor, N.Y., and Joe (Kathy) Van Atta, Barton, N.Y.; 17 grandchildren, Nicole, Craig (Nicole Marie), and Stephen (Melissa) Van Atta, Brendan (Karen) Coakley and Andrew Baker, Mark (Angelia), Brian and David Bieberich, Elliot (Julie), Virgil (Stefanie), Lena (Jesse) Bodie, and Paul Evan Dutra, Hannah (Daniel) Bailey and Jacinto and Gianni Maratea, Catrina (Brad) Decker and Jennifer (Rahmel) Van Atta. Vivian is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren (Emma Van Atta, Alexa and Anna Bieberich, Carmen, Madeleine, Cameryn and Maia Dutra, Grace and Sophia Dutra, Isaiah Bodie, Vaughn BAILEY, and Israel Mack). Services will be held at the convience of the family. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Spencer, N.Y. Memorials may be directed to Lourdes Hospice, 4102 Old Vestal Road, Vestal, NY 13850. Allen-Manzer Funeral Home of Spencer is assisting the family. May 01, 2010, Sayre Morning Times.
VaNNEST Anna Marie VanNest-Parks, 96, of Lecanto, Fla., formerly
of Interlachen, Fla., and Towanda, Pa., died
on Friday, Jan. 29, 2010, at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, Fla. She was born on Sunday, Nov. 16, 1913, in Bradford County, Pa., to the late Fay Smith and Florence Mae (TRUMBALL) VanNest. She is preceded in death by: her loving husband of 61 years Mahlon Edward Parks; brother William "Billy" VanNest; and sisters Doris Vought and Marjorie Griffis. She was very active in the Methodist Church of Interlachen, Fla., and Towanda, Pa. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family by signing Marie's guest book online at www.WattsFuneralHomes.com. She is survived by: her daughter Sylvia E. Aylesworth and husband Boyd of Holder, Fla.; sisters Betty Cook of Wysox, Pa., and Lucille Bride of Wyalusing, Pa.; grandchildren Clayton Aylesworth and wife Evelyn of Wysox, Pa., Brian Aylesworth and wife Evelyn of White, Ga., and Scott Aylesworth of St. Petersburg, Fla.; great-grandchildren Kristina Aylesworth, Casey Aylesworth, Samantha Aylesworth, Jason Aylesworth and David O'Dette; as well as many relatives and friends who will miss her dearly. Interment will be held at a later date. Simplicity Cremation (TM) arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center Inc., San Mateo, Fla. February 03, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
VEAHMAN - On the morning of Tuesday, March 25, 2008, Veronica
Erma Conjalko of Canton died
quietly at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. She was 81 years of age. Born in the western Pennsylvania town of Trafford, she was the daughter of Roy and Myrtle Veahman. Erma was a well-known, well-loved resident of McCallum Manor. Though friendly and outgoing, she maintained a comfort level of privacy. Never one to dwell in the past, she kept her relationships with her many friends in the here and now. Always smiling and upbeat even in the face of difficult times, she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. In accordance with her wishes, there will be no calling hours or services. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. – Canton Independent Sentinel, April 3, 2008
VOUGHT Marjorie Myers, 90, of Lakeland, Fla., and formerly
of Canton, died
Friday, April 23, 2010. She was born in Ulster, Pa., on Oct. 12, 1919, to the late Sumner and Mabel (GILLETTE) Vought. She was a longtime member of The Evangelical Friends Church. She was a graduate of Cleveland Bible College where she met Russell Myers, who she later married on June 13, 1940. She was an elementary school teacher and also a pastor's wife. Her late husband, Pastor Irvin Russell Myers, was past superintendent of Evangelical Friends Church-Eastern Region and died
in 2001. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Ester Musser, and brother Carl Vought. She is survived by: nieces and nephews, including Duane and Andrea Musser, and Marilyn and Larry Moyer; great-nieces and nephews; and friends, including the Ben and Karol Agler family. Calling hours are from 1-2 p.m. Thursday and funeral services are at 2 p.m. at Damascus Friends Church, 28857 Walnut St., Damascus, Ohio, with Pastor Dr. John P. Williams Jr. and Pastor John Ryser officiating. Final resting place is Damascus Cemetery. Memorials may be made to EFC-ER Missions. April 29, 2010, Rowanda Daily Review.
WALKER When someone you love becomes a memory….the memory becomes
a treasure. Our loving dad, grandpa and great grandpa Lewis R. Walker,
94, of N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa., died
following a period of declining health on Thursday, March 4, 2010. "Lewy" was born on Feb. 6, 1916 in Sayre, Pa., a son of the late Fred and Elizabeth (SCOTT) Walker. He was a graduate of Sayre High School class of 1937 and proudly served his country with the U.S. Army. On March 16, 1943, he married Betty E. PARK and together they made Sayre their home. Lewy was a machinist for Ingersoll Rand and retired in 1981. He was a life member of the VFW Post 1536, a member of the Sayre 4th Ward Fireman; Moose Lodge in Sayre; former member of the American Legion. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, enjoyed dancing and tending to his garden. Lewy is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Dave Isgar of Syracuse; daughter-in-law, Jolene Walker; sister-in-law, Eleanor Walker; his companion, Virginia Johnson; special grandchildren, Jonathan Isgar, Douglas Isgar, Amy Isgar, Christine (Tony) Banka, Dana (Ron) Moulton; great-grandchildren, Zachery Isgar, Morgan Isgar, Hanna Isgar, Jessica Banka, Matthew Banka, Parker Moulton and Amber Moulton; nephews Robert Walker and Donald Walker Jr. Lewy was predeceased by his wife, Betty, on July 11, 1993; his son Gary P. Walker; and a brother, Donald Walker. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services and a celebration of Lewy's life will follow at 1 p.m. with his pastor, Rev. Ann Bey Canfield, officiating. Interment will follow in the Nichols Cemetery. Memories and condolences for Lewy's family may be shared by visiting our Web site at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com. Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Greater Valley EMS, 904 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, PA 18840 or the American Diabetes Association American Diabetes Association American Diabetes Association American Diabetes Association , PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312, in loving memory of Lewis R. Walker. March 06, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
WARD - Thomas Ward Sr., 79, died
on Friday, February 26 after a long illness. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he was predeceased by his wife Mary in 2000. He is survived by his son Thomas (Caryl) of Johnson City; daughter Deborah Rice (Kevin) of Addison; and his grandchildren, Cathleen Ward, Heather Ward, Rebecca Rice, and Thomas Rice. A Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. James Church on Monday, March 1 at 11 a.m.
The family wishes to thank the volunteers at Vincent House Hospice in Wayland, N.Y., for their kind care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vincent House, 310 Second Street, Wayland, NY 14572-1228 - Sayre Morning Times, Feb.27.2010
WASLSKI JOSEPHINE WERLINE
Wellsboro Agitator - April 25, 1963
MRS. JOSEPHINE WERLINE, 59, of Liberty RD, died Friday, April 19, 1963. She was the widow of Herbert Werline. Survived by son, Stanley of Fort Worth, Texas; daughters: Mrs. Frances Reed of Alba, Mrs. Margaret Boskowski of South Williamsport, Mrs. Greta Lamonski of Liberty, RD, and Mrs. Anna Tripp of Blossburg: sisters, Mrs. Agnes Tomski of Blossburg, Mrs. Anna Veslowski of Elmira, NY; brother, John Waslski of Wellsboro, 15 grandchildren. The body is at Bastian Funeral Home, Liberty. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Submitted by: George and Peg Boyce
WATSON Harvey E. Watson - 70
10/5/1961 - 3/16/2010
Iroquois, Ill. - Harvey E. Watson, Sr., 70, of Iroquois, died
on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at his home. He was born Thursday, October 5, 1939, in Cowanesque, Penn., the son of Thurston W. and Alice Simons Watson. On October 21, 1961, he married the former Nioma Irene Kifer in Red House, New York; she died
on March 31, 2009. Mr. Watson was a retired custodian for Nettie Davis School in Watseka and was a “jack of all trades.” He enjoyed camping and attending garage sales. Surviving Mr. Watson are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Harvey Jr. and Lynda Watson of Lincoln, and Terry Kifer of Allen, New York; three daughter and sons-in-law, Susan and Michael Eastburn of Sheldon, Spring and Elton Mau of Arrowsmith, and Corrinnia and Jeffrey Pittman of Sheldon; three brothers, Thomas Watson of Greenville, Tex., Kenneth Watson of Corning, New York, and James Watson of Cowanesque, Penn.; three sisters and four brothers-in-law, , Esther and Fred Spencer of Collinsville, Ill., Delores and Bob O’Bryant of Inverness, Fla., Geraldine and Bill Ling of Cowanesque, Penn., and Harold Fenner of Florida; 12 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He is also preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Albert, Wilbur, and Donald Watson; and two sisters, Jeanette Leslie and Evelyn Fenner. Visitation will be from 2-4 pm on Sunday, March 21, 2010, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. The funeral service will follow at 4 pm at the funeral home with Pastor Jack Snell will officiate. A private burial will take place at a later date at Prairie Dell Cemetery in Iroquois. Memorials in Mr. Watson’s name may be made to the donor’s choice. Baier Funeral Home obituary.
WILLIAMS Frank C. Williams, 84, of Springville, PA, died on Friday,
March 12, 2010 at home. He is preceded in death by his wife of 29 years,
Mary E. Williams, who died
in October 2009 and by his first wife of 29 years, Carol M. Williams. He was born June 9, 1925, son of the late Leon and Alice Williams. Frank was a farmer for most of his life and for a short time worked for Springville Township. He will most be remembered as a loving father, who enjoyed life and family. He also had a great enjoyment for traveling, baseball/Cincinnati Reds, playing cards and farming. He will be deeply missed by his children, grandchildren, sister and brother. Survivors include his children, Nancy and husband, Gene Bush of Springville, Alice and Ray Davis of Meshoppen, Gloria and Jim Baker of Springville, Robin and Wayne Michaels of Meshoppen, Ralph Williams of Springville; a brother, Roger Williams and sister, Esther Ralston; grandchildren Susan Huff, Steven Leiser, Kathy Filer, Charles Davis, Frankie Davis, Marty Davis, Gavin Davis, Kimberly Lane, Danielle Davis, James (Bucky) Baker, Emily Baker, Heather Stone, Jeremy Vaskas, Kyle Michaels, Timmy Williams and Tommy Williams. He was preceded in death by a son, James Williams; grandson, Kenneth Leiser and sister, June Glemser. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 26 at 10 a.m. with Pastor John Shaffer from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc., 73 West Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Interment will be held at Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock. Friends and family may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Lemon United Methodist Church. March 25, 2010, Wyalusing Rocket Courier.
WOOD - Eloise J. Mahood, 89, [SRGP 36412] Dunnellon, FL, died April 2, 2008 at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, Inverness, Florida. She was the daughter of the late Hiram G. Sr. and Evelyn Wood, Troy and Canton. She moved to Dunnellon 30 years ago from Horseheads, NY. Before that, she and her husband ran a small grocery and gas store on Canton Street in Troy. She was employed as a practical nurse with Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center, Crystal River, FL before retiring. Mrs. Mahood was a member of the North Circus Christian Church, Citrus Springs; VFW Post 4684 Ladies Auxiliary, Citrus Springs, of which she was past president for three years; and she was a volunteer at Annie Johnson's Thrift Store in Dunnellon. She loved to sing. Survivors include husband of nearly 67 years; Terrance (Dean) Mahood, Dunnellon; son Dennis Dean Mahood, Moody, TX; daughters, Terranita Mahood, Homomassa, FL and Joyce Annette Dyess, North Carolina; brother Colonel Wood, Canton and Plant City, FL; nine grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Mahood was preceded in death by six sisters, Dora Reynard, Geraldine Harris-Rice, Clara Hoffa, Marjorie Kenyon, Edgaretta Hungerford; Ona Rae Brasington; brother Hiram Wood Jr., and a grandson the late Joseph Heinzelman Jr. Funeral Arrangements were under the direction of Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Ocala, FL. . – Canton Independent Sentinel, April 17, 2008
WOODRUFF Bernice Louise Woodruff Warrington, 85, of McLean, VA,
peacefully at her home on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, after a valiant eight month battle with cancer. She was born on Meshoppen Creek Road, near Retta, in Auburn Twp., Susquehanna County, PA on Jan. 5, 1925, the daughter of the late Claude and Dorothy (ACE) Woodruff. During her youth, she lived with her family at various locations to include West Auburn, the Welbec Farms at Spring Hill, Briar Ridge, Mehoopany and Highland Lake (Eldred), NY. As an adult, she lived in Bridgeport, CT, St. Louis and northern Virginia. In the 1990s, she resided in Binghamton until her move to McLean in 1998. She always loved to return to the Endless Mountains area of northeastern Pennsylvania to travel the dirt roads and visit the spots she remembered as a child. She was a generous, hard-working, caring, feisty, opinionated woman with a sharp mind who loved plants and gardening, history, culture, traveling and her extended family. She had a huge soft spot in her heart for animals. Her last pet, Mosby, a large gray cat with an attitude, kept her company during her final years. She was predeceased by her son, Bill Mosseau in 1963, and brothers, Bryce Woodruff in 1998 and Carlton Woodruff in 2007. Survivors include her son, Tom Mosseau and his family; her sisters and brothers, Elda Maxian of Sayre, Esther Disch of Binghamton, Janice Decker of Endwell, Lloyd Woodruff of Chenango Bridge and Richard Woodruff of Endwell. She is also survived by her siblings' spouses and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins who thought the world of her and will miss her stories and counsel. Funeral services are pending and will be private. January 21, 2010, Wyalusing Rcoket Courier.
WOODRUFF - James E. Woodruff, 57 of Waverly died
peacefully at his home surrounded by his loved ones Saturday, May 8, 2010 after a brave 12-year battle. James was born July 2,1952 in Endicott, N.Y., the son of the late Sophie Sypniewski and Earl James Woodruff. James was also predeceased by his special brothers in law Patrick McQuade and Bob Hartten and his special nephew little Danny. James has called the Valley his home for the past 32 years. He was a member of Saint James Church Blessed Trinity Parish in Waverly. Mr. Woodruff worked as a purchasing agent for the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre for 23 years. He was a member of the Endicott Sertoma Club and the Skiff-Bower VFW Post, and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. James enjoyed fishing, camping with the kids, gardening and his flowers. He especially enjoyed his yearly pilgrimage with his family to Yankee Stadium. James is survived by his loving wife Sharon (Hobart) Woodruff at home; his children, Nicole Woodruff of Stevensville, Pa., Matthew Woodruff of Waverly, N.Y. and Chad Woodruff of Ocean City, NJ. James is also survived by his three grandchildren Tiffany, Jeffery, and Cody; his sisters Jane Krebbecks, Diane McQuade and Patty (Bill) Schultz; numerous aunts, uncles nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friends Bill and Stacie Czbeniak. James’ family would like to give special thanks to the Cardiology Department and the sixth-floor nursing staff at the Robert Packer Hospital for the wonderful care they afforded James. A mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Saint James Church Blessed Trinity Parish in Waverly, N.Y. Friends and family are invited to call on the family Tuesday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue, Waverly N.Y. Internment will be at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may direct memorial donations in James’ name to Lourdes Hospice, 4102 Old Vestal Road, Vestal, NY 13850. – Sayre Morning Times, May 10, 2010
WREN - Janne-Marie Sturgill of Elmira, NY was born March 5, 1976
in Fairfield, CA the daughter of David L. and Sandra (Stansbury) Wren died
very unexpectedly on Saturday, March 6, 2010. Her beloved husband, Jerry C. Sturgill preceded her in death in 2009. She is survived by her children, Jim Costley-Wren of Georgia; Jessica, Kaycie and Kamie Costley, all of Elmira; special friend, Daniel Gosnell of Elmira; sisters, Amanda and Dawn; grandmothers, Vivian and Ramona; close friends, Hope and Nick. Janne-Marie was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. At her request, all services will be held privately at the convenience of her family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.11.2010
WRISLEY Eloise F. (Wrisley) Likewise, 86, of Endwell, died
Wednesday, April 28, 2010, after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her husband Charles in 1980; a sister and brother-in-law Ophelia and Robert Ayres; brother and sister-in-law Russell and Keitha Wrisley; and brother-in-law Charley Stapley. She was born in Burlington, Pa., on Nov. 14, 1923, to the late Mahlon and Ruth (HARKNESS) Wrisley of Burlington, Pa. Eloise is survived by: her sisters and brothers, Elnora Stapley of Pittsford, N.Y., Gladys (Sam) Jerome of Sayre, Pa., Lois Wrisley of State College, Pa., Marilyn (Liston) Pepper of Burlington, Pa., Mahlon (Jean) Wrisley of Troy, Pa., Duane (Sheila) Wrisley and Stuart (Cathy) Wrisley, all of Burlington, Pa.; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Eloise graduated from Troy High School in 1941, and the Elmira Business Institute in 1943. She worked for the last Pa. Senator Albert Madigan in Harrisburg, Pa.; Attorney Robert L. Bennett in Towanda; and Meagher, Eisenhart and Madigan, Attorney's at Law in Binghamton, N.Y. She retired from IBM, Endicott, N.Y. in 1979. Funeral services will be held at noon on Monday, May 3, at the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main St., Endicott, with the Rev. Susan Davis, pastor of First United Methodist Church, Endicott, officiating. Burial will be in Riverhurst Cemetery, Endicott. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the service time at noon on Monday at the Allen Memorial Home. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society , 13 Beech St., Johnson City, NY 13790, or the charity of one's choice. April 30, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
? - Evelyn A. WANSER, 91, of Van Etten, NY, died Saturday, May 8, 2010,
at home. Funeral service will be Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at 2 p.m. with
calling hour starting at 1 p.m. at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer,
NY. - Elmira Star Gazette, May 10, 2010