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.
BAUMAN - COOPER, Eunice L.
Age 84, of Odessa, NY, died
on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls, NY. She is survived by her children, Cynthia (Alva) Robbins, Nancy (Paul) Thomas, Gary Cooper, Herbert (Wanda) Cooper, Ernest (Jeanette) Stanton, Richard (Sandy) Clark and LuAnn (Larry) Clark Reposa; 22 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; brother, Herbert Bauman; along with several nieces and nephews. Her daughter, Dawn Arnold; and husband, Freeman Cooper, predeceased Mrs. Cooper. Eunice lived for her children with so much love and admiration. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 534 Church St., Odessa, NY on Saturday, May 1, 2010, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Her funeral and committal services will be held following visitation at 1 p.m. Burial will take place in Laurel Hill Cemetery at a later date. Those wishing, donations in Mrs. Cooper's name may be directed to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., 2600 Network Blvd., Suite 300, Frisco, TX. 75034. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 29, 2010
BLACK - WEBSTER, Nancy
Age 70, of Rome, formerly of Corning, died
unexpectedly on, Friday, May 7, 2010. She was born on July 3, 1939 in Corning, a daughter of the late Graceon and Myrtle Stebbins Black. Nancy graduated from Northside High School and received her bachelor's degree in Political Science from Elmira College. Nancy is survived by a daughter, Delia Webster of Rome; a son, Ladd Webster, Jr. of Binghampton; two sisters, Lucille Barnstead of Elmira and Mary Lou Wright of Athens, PA; a brother and sister-in-law Frederick and Marge Black of Staten Island; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Sondra Black and Jacqueline Martin and three brothers, Edward, Robert, and William Black. Mrs. Webster's graveside service will be held on Tuesday at 11:00a.m. in Coopers Plains Cemetery in Painted Post, NY. Arrangements by Griffin-Aldridge & Gulla Funeral Home, 209 N. Washington St., Rome (315-336-5700). – Elmira Star Gazette, May 9, 2010
BRANN Daniel J.
Age 57, died suddenly in Charlotte, NC, April 25th, 2010. Danny was predeceased by his parents Paul Brann and Helen Brann. He is survived by his much loved son Patrick Brann, sister Kathleen Buffalin of Arizona, brother Michael Brann of North Carolina and several nieces and nephews. Danny was a proud Hibernian and a devoted Cleveland Browns fan. A prayer service was held May 1st at St. Mary's Church, led by Fr. John DeSocio. Son, Patrick gave "Words of Remembrance" and niece Meghan Mackowiak concluded the service by singing, "Danny Boy". Friends and family gathered at the Hibernians to celebrate Danny's life. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 4, 2010
BUCKLEY Howard Charles
of N. Ft. Myers Fl. died
on Tuesday, April 20th 2010 at the Cape Coral Hospital following a brief illness. Howard was born on November 12, 1922 the son of Harriet Berry and Charles Buckley in Painted Post, New York. He served his country in the Army Infantry during WWII in Germany. He retired from Ingersoll Rand after many years of service. Howard retired to Florida where he enjoyed his retirement and made many friends there. He was predeceased by his parents, , Jenny Streeter Buckley (the mother of his children), his son Adrian Buckley, brothers William, Maurice, and Francis Buckley. He is survived by a son, David (Rachel) Buckley of Elmira , daughters Bernice (Jim) Borman of Florida, Kathy Butler of Arizona, Daughter-in-law Grace Buckley of Kansas, sister Shirley Smith of Painted Post, brother Gerald Buckley of Painted Post, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Howard's family is complying with his wishes that there will be no funeral services. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 24, 2010
CAMPBELL - COLLINS, Joyce R.
Joyce R. Collins, age 69 of Montour Falls, NY died
on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Thursday, April 22, 2010 from 2-4 pm at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 534 Church Street, Odessa, NY with Joyce's Memorial Service to immediately follow. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 21, 2010
CAMPBELL Joyce R.
Age 69, of Montour Falls, NY died
on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Joyce is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Specchio of Odessa, NY; her son, Rodney Steves of Montour Falls, NY; grandchildren Rebecca Wright, Christopher Wright and Dustin Steves and great-grandson Joey Wright; a sister, Rita (Daniel) Magurno, Pleasant Valley, NY; and brothers Donald (Mary) Campbell, Cayuta, NY, Carl (Susan) Campbell, Jonesborough, TN, George (Carol) Campbell, Waverly, NY, and Michael (Carol) Campbell, Newfield, NY. She was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Louise Clark Campbell, and brothers Stanley and Dennis “Zeke” Campbell. Joyce worked for Cotton-Hanlon, Inc., Cayuta, NY for over 32 years as a Clerk and Switchboard Operator in the Hardwood Office at the “Mill.” Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Thursday, April 22, 2010 from 2-4 p.m. at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 534 Church Street, Odessa, NY with Joyce’s Memorial Service to immediately follow. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. The Odessa File
CARLETON - BRADY, Laurie Kay Carleton
69, of Mooresville, NC, died
on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center in Mooresville, NC. She was born on March 1, 1941 in Corning, NY; the only child of the late Gerald and Helena Gammons Carleton. Laurie graduated from Corning Free Academy in 1959 and continued her education at Corning Community College, graduating in 1961. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church. She enjoyed visiting with longtime friends on annual trips back to the Corning area of New York State. She was a longtime employee of the First National Bank in Corning, NY. She is survived by her husband, whom she married on 1964, Richard Brady; children, Scott Brady and wife, Heather of Concord, NC, Michelle Mathews and husband, Jonathan of Mebane, NC; grandchildren, Emma and Joshua Brady, Nicholas and Emily Mathews. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 30, at St. Therese Catholic Church. Burial will follow the service at Glenwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, NC. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 28, 2010
CARR Donald Lynn
Donald Lynn Carr (82), Leesburg, FL, formerly Elmira, NY, died April 19, 2010. He is survived by wife, Theresa Cook Carr, who married August 26, 1950, children, Sharon Crean (Rick), Dennis Carr, Cathy Drake (Stephen), and Dee Carr, granddaughters, Stacey Archer, Lindsay Archer and Gretal Drake, sister Jean James and niece Valerie James. Donald was born January 3, 1928 in Hammondsport, NY, graduated from SHS and RIT. Donald served in the US Navy, a Korean War Veteran, and worked for Elmira Correctional Facility retiring in1986 as Plant Superintendent. He will be honored and remembered at Bushnell National Cemetery, FL in May. In lieu of flowers, donations in Donald's name can be made to Blue Team of Cornerstone Hospice, 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32788. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 24, 2010
CAYLO, Eli William "Bill"
Age 68, of Whitesville, NY, died Monday, April 26, 2010. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 29, 2010
CHIPPA - Mary M. Coble, 63, of Lock Haven, Pa. died
on April 4, 2010 at home. Mary was born Nov. 14, 1946 in the Bronx, N.Y. the daughter of the late Gerard and Edith Summers Chippa. She married Lester L. Coble on Feb. 13, 1976 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 1998. Mary was a member of the Special Olympics Bowling Team, she enjoyed playing bingo Friday evenings at the Mill Hall Fire Co., and she loved all animals, big and small, and had it been possible, she would have adopted them all. It was her plan to join "Horses for Hope" this spring. She is survived by two very special people in her life: Mary Hoffman of Granville Summit and Annette Frankenburg of Lock Haven, who were among her many friends. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, at the Dean K. Wetzler Jr. Funeral Home, 320 Main St. in Mill Hall, Pa. with the Rev. Bruce Wallace officiating. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the services in the funeral home. Interment will be held at the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mill Hall, Pa. Memorial contributions can be made to the SPCA, Susquehanna Hospice or the Lung Center, c/o the funeral home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Dean K. Wetzler Jr. Funeral Home, 320 Main St., Mill Hall, PA 17751. - Towanda Daily Review, April 7, 2010
CLAYTON - John Robert Clayton, 65, of North Hollywood, Calif.,
unexpectedly at his home on March 19, 2010. Bob was born on July 11, 1944 in Rochester, N.Y. the son of Mary Margaret Leonard Clayton and John M. Clayton. He was a graduate of Waverly High School, Class of 1962. Following his serving in the Air Force, he attended the State University of New York in Albany, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in 1969. Bob was a teacher, a telemarketing manager from 1981 to 1991, and for the last 18 years a highly successful massage therapist in L.A., and he will be greatly missed by his many loyal clients.. Artistically gifted, he acted in several productions of the Winding River Players, including ‘Our Town’ in 1980, and in 1995 he had a small role in the movie. White Man's Burden, starring John Travolta, one of his former high school students. He also loved to paint and write short stories. Predeceased by his brother William and his parents. Bob is now survived by his former wife and good friend, Karen Otto Clayton, of Corinth, Maine, and their son Matthew of Bangor, Maine; by his sister Patricia Rincon and her four daughters of Indiana, and by several maternal second cousins. He will be greatly missed by his beloved cat Cindy, and by his longtime companions Eileen Zarewicz, Kenneth Holmes and Jeanette Filger of Los Angeles, and by his good friends Cher Gallegher, Susan Perry and Bill Bostock here in the Valley. According to his wishes. Bob has been cremated by the Neptune Society, and his ashes will be interred in the Clayton family plot at a date yet to be announced. Those wishing to remember Bob with memorials in his name may direct them to Stray Haven. - Sayre Morning Times, April 6, 2010
COLEMAN Norman R.
Norman R. Coleman, 77, of Saratoga, CA, died
on April 26 of renal failure. Norm is survived by his loving wife, Sandra of Saratoga; son, Ron and family of Binghamton, NY; cousins and friends in the Elmira/Rochester areas. He was born in Binghamton, the son of Ralph and Bertha Coleman, deceased. Norm grew up in Elmira on Yale Street, attended local schools and was a member of the Southside High Class of 1950. He loved music and played trumpet with the Dick Smith's Swing Band for several years. He graduated from Alfred University in 1954. Norm's business career included computer sales at Unisys Corporation (formerly Burroughs) on the east coast. He transferred to the Unisys west coast office in San Jose, CA in 1962. He later pursued his interests in real estate investments and property management in Northern CA and Reno, NV. No services are planned. Norm's remains will be scattered over San Francisco Bay. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 1, 2010
COWAN Louis L.
52, of Slater, MO, died Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at the University Hospital in Columbia, MO. Cremation. A memorial celebration will be held Saturday, May 8, 2010, from 4-8 p.m. at the Slater American Legion Hall. Memorials are suggested to the Community Cancer Center in care of Weiker Funeral Home in Slater. Born September 3, 1957 in Elmira, NY, he was the son of the late Leo L. and Doris Wagner Cowan. He is survived by his beloved wife, Janet Cowan of Marshall; five sons, LaMott Cowan of Jacksonville, NC, Scott Cowan of Jacksonville, NC, Louis Cowan, Jr. of Rolla and Steven Cowan of Slater; a daughter, Charity Cowan of Watkins Glen, NY; three stepchildren, Tony Davis of Slater, Kari Linares and Jaclyn Perrin, both of Marshall; two sisters, Mary J. McMellen of Slater and Doreen Hurlburt of Lowman, NY; 15 grandchildren, two nieces and two nephews. Mr. Cowan had worked at Smith Food Bank and Squires Manufacturing in Slater until his health declined. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 7, 2010
CRITCHLEY - GRATKOWSKI Catherine M.
Of Elmira, NY - Age 85, died
Wednesday, April 28th, 2010, at the St. Joseph's Hospital. Catherine was the daughter of the late John and Agnes Peterson Critchley. She was born in New York City August 14th, 1924. Catherine is survived by her son, Albin Gratkowski of Sayre, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Catherine Gratkowski (Dale) Johnson of Gillett, PA; five grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Henry Orlowski of NJ. Her loving husband, Albin; granddaughter, Carianne Murray; and son, Stephan Gratkowski predeceased her. For most of her adult life, Catherine was a wonderful homemaker and loved and cherished her family dearly. She loved to play the guitar, organ and piano. Cooking and keeping a green garden was also something she loved and enjoyed doing. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport NY on Wednesday, May 5, 2010, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring her life will follow the visitation at 4 p.m. Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will celebrate Catherine's services. Interment will be held privately at the convenience of her family. Those wishing please make memorials to the charity of one's choice. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 3, 2010
DEAN - ABBEY Violet M.
KNOXVILLE, TN — Violet M. ABBEY, 76, of Knoxville, TN, formerly of Westfield and Harrison Valley, PA, died Monday, April 26, 2010 in her home.
Born March 21, 1934, in Tyler, PA, she was the daughter of Meldon C. and Hannah A. Lewis Dean. On February 2, 1980, in Painted Post, NY, she married Hugh J. Abbey, who predeceased her in 1987. She was employed at the Westfield Garment Factory and as a cook at area restaurants. Surviving are: five sons, Ronald (Cathy) Miller of Harrison Valley, PA, Rodney (Kim Bogle) Miller of Westfield, PA, Kevin (Debbie) Miller of Gold, PA, Martin Miller and Kelvin (Tracy Cannon) Miller, both of Knoxville, TN; three daughters, Linda (Rodney) Kuhn, Cindy Miller, and Louise (Shawn) Miller, all of Knoxville, TN; 23 grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; her first husband, Raymond F. Miller of Harrison Valley; a brother, George Dean of Petersburg, TN; two sisters, Patricia (Hervey) Hand of Harrison Valley and Twilla Wood of Westfield, PA; a step-son, James (Kim) Abbey of Tunnelton, WV; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Hugh J. Abbey, she was predeceased by two sons, Meldon C. Miller and Roger F. Miller; a step-son, Randy H. Abbey; three sisters, Blanche Robbins, Evelyne Baker, and Hally Lampman; and four brothers, Robert Dean, Merlin Dean, Crawford Dean, and Andrew Dean. Friends may call Thursday, April 29, 2010 from 2:00 -- 4:00 and 7:00 -- 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Duane Burdick will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
DEISROTH - SWARTZ, Ada Virginia
Ada Virginia Swartz, 83, of Galeton, PA, died Monday, April 26, 2010 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Born February 8, 1927, in Galeton, PA, she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Anna (Kenetch) Deisroth. She was married for 61 years to John Swartz, who survives. Virginia was a homemaker and attended the Episcopal Church in Brookland, PA. She greatly enjoyed painting. Surviving in addition to her husband, John Swartz, are three daughters, Linda Swartz, Mesa, AZ, Pamela Levine, Williams, AZ, and Suzan Nixon, Ashfork, AZ; eight grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Galeton Library. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 27, 2010
DOLAN - Mackenzie Leiann Dolan, infant, of Athens, Pa. died
on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital. She was born April 13, 2010 in Sayre, Pa. the daughter of Derrick Allen and Jennifer Kepner Dolan. She is predeceased by her maternal great-grandfather William Schmeig, paternal great-grandmother Lelia Allen, and paternal great-grandfather Henry Dolan. Mackenzie is survived by her parents at home; maternal grandparents Douglas Kepner and Joann and Moe Mosher of Sayre; paternal grandparents Gerald and Jean Dolan of Athens; uncles Joshua Kepner of Sayre, and Kyle Dolan of Little River, S.C.; and cousin Masyn Kepner of Sayre. At the request of the family services will be private. Arrangements are under the care of Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to: OB/Gyn Unit/9th Floor, First Impressions Birthing Center, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840. – Sayre Morning Times, April 16, 2010
DONAHUE - Mr. Donald P. Donahue, 85, of RR 2, Mehoopany, PA (Jenningsville),
on Monday morning, April 19, 2010 at the Asera Care Hospice, Mid Valley Hospital, Peckville, PA. He was born in Jenningsville on June 16, 1924, the son of the late John B. and Emma E. Avery Donahue. A lifetime resident of Jenningsville and Farr Hollow, Wyoming County, he was retired as an independent mail carrier for Procter & Gamble Paper in Mehoopany, after over 20 years of service. Surviving are five nephews, Charles R. Donahue of Florida, John E. Donahue of Georgia, Robert P. Donahue of Ohio, Michael D. Donahue of Rock Glen and Chris T. Donahue of Jenningsville; three nieces, Nancy J. Kline of Florida, Patricia E. Knipper of Lansford and Joy E. Molnar of Lake Sheridan, along with many great-nieces and great-nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his only brother and sister-in-law, Charles Donahue, who died
on Nov. 2, 2007 and Alberta Farr Donahue, who died
on June 19, 1992; a niece, Peggy Comstock, and his life partner of 27 years, Jean Setzer. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 23 at 11 a.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, with Rev. Charles Bishop, a long-time family friend, officiating. Interment will be in the Vaughn Cemetery in Mehoopany. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday evening, April 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. – Wyalusing Rocket Courier, April 22, 2010
DONOHUE Gerald Roger
Age 66, of 1300 Corbett Hollow, Painted Post died Thursday, April 22, 2010, at home. Gerald was born in Brockport, NY on December 28, 1943, the son of the late Owen B. and the late Marion A. (Bashford) Donohue. He married Belva Stanton-Saunders of Big Flats, NY in 1988; she survives him. He was a graduate of Brockport High School and graduated from the Continental School of Beauty in Rochester. For many years Gerald owned and operated his business, the Golden Apple, in Big Flats. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and being in the outdoors. He was attending the Corning North Baptist church and enjoyed watching NASCAR races. He is survived by his wife: Belva; one daughter: Yvonne Donohue of Buffalo, NY; two sisters: Sandra Stone of Hamlin, NY, Linda Donohue of Costa Mesa, CA; one brother: Clarence (Patricia) Donohue of Greece, NY; stepson: Daniel (Beth) Saunders of Horseheads, NY; stepdaughter: Cynthia (Dr. Michael) Stallard of Clark Summit, PA; six grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Gerald was predeceased by brothers, Kenneth, Richard, and Franklin Donohue. By his wishes there will be no formal calling hours or funeral service. Arrangements entrusted to the Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St. in Corning. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 24, 2010
DOWNING Charles S.
81, of Genesee, PA, formerly of Cleveland, OH, died Tuesday, April 20, 2010. Arrangements (1-800-942-2258) are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 23, 2010
DOWNING CHARLES S. DOWNING, age 81, of Genesee, PA. Formerly of Cleveland.
Tuesday April 20, 2010 in the Cleveland Clinic. A US Navy Veteran, he served honorably from 1946-1947, and in the Korean War from 1951-1952. He was a self-employed painter. Surviving are: his wife, the former Mary Plummer; two sons, Michael (Denise) of Walton Hills, OH, and Leon of Gulf Breeze FL; a daughter Laura (Will Diehl) of Norwalk, OH; nine grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; two brothers, William, and Daniel (Gerri) both of Cleveland; and a sister, Donna Roden of Houston TX. Burial, with Military Rites, will be in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetary, Rittman, OH on Tuesday April 27 at 11:30 a.m., with line -up for the procession at 11:15 a.m. OLNEY FUNERAL HOME, ULYSSES, PA. Published in The Plain Dealer on April 23, 2010
DURFEY Gordon (Gordy) W.
Formerly of Elmira, Gordon W. Durfey, affectionately known as "Durf" to his many friends, died
on April 27, 2010, in Arcade, NY, following a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Gordy was predeceased by parents Robert H. & Irene G. Durfey, Elmira NY. Gordy is survived by loving wife, Kim B. Durfey (nee Blake), daughter, Jessica and son, Kyle; sisters, Diane (David) Sonner, Hammondsport, NY, Donna (Anthony) Lisano, Columbia MD, and brother, Tom (Cathy) Durfey, Springfield, VA, and several nieces and nephews. Gordy graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1970 and was retired from the US Army. Friends may call Sunday May 2 from 1-4 PM at the SMITH-WEISMANTEL FUNERAL HOME, INC., 271 E. Main St., Springville, NY, followed by Funeral Service at 4 PM. Internment will be Monday May 3, 2010 1:00 pm at the Bath NY Veterans Administration National Cemetery, with military honors. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the National M.S. Society, Buffalo, NY Branch. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 1, 2010
FRABONI Venico A.
Age 78, of Burdett, NY died
peacefully at his home on Monday, May 3rd, 2010. Venico was born in Watkins Glen on February 12, 1932, the son of the late Venico and Joan (Edith) Salvatore Fraboni. He served in the Army during the Korean War, was a graduate of Ithaca College and taught at Odessa Montour Central School for 35 years. Venico was a parishioner of St. Mary's of the Lake Church where he was involved in many activities. He enjoyed his farm and vineyards, making vino and selling his grapes on the "stand'. He was also an avid reader and enjoyed listening to political talk radio. Venico was devoted to his entire family and was very proud of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Venico is survived by his children Lorraine (Mike Lemme) Rosier of Depew, NY, Anthony (Jennifer) of Vernon Hills, IL, Timothy of Middleburg, FL; his grandchildren Serena (Matt) Michels, Gabrielle Rosier, Quinn and Isabella Fraboni, Kaylee, Ashley and Joseph Fraboni; great grandchildren, Dominic and Adrianna Michels; brothers David (Sandra) and Michael (Elsie) Fraboni all of Green Valley, AZ; brothers in law Stanley (Betty), Ted (Laurie), Joe (Charlene) and Jim (Carolynne) Landon and sisters in law Wilma (Doug) Freelove and Sharon (Bill) Bryington; numerous nieces and nephews and many close friends. In addition to his parents, Venico was predeceased by his loving wife Joann on February 25, 2004. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119 5th St., Watkins Glen on Thursday, May 6th from 4 to 7 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 7th at 10 am at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St, Watkins Glen with Father Paul Bonacci, celebrant. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Watkins Glen, NY. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to St. Mary's of the Lake Church, PO Box 289, Watkins Glen, NY 14891 or to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd, Corning, NY 14830. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 5, 2010
GUILD - CHAMBERLIN, Doris Guild
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, her brothers: J. Ritner, Warren, and Fenton. She is survived by daughter, Jan (Charles) Clemens of Elmira Heights, NY 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 1:00-2:00 PM. 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. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 30, 2010
HACKETT - ASIELLO, Wiladene "Billie"
Age 83, of Buckwheat Hollow Road, Lawrenceville, PA, died
on Wednesday, April 21, 2010. She was born on December 19, 1926 in Lawrenceville, PA, the daughter of the late John and Hazel Rockwell Hackett. She graduated from Mansfield High School in 1944. Wiladene lived in Corning for several years and retired from the Corning Credit Union where she worked as a teller for 10 years. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Philip Asiello; daughters and sons-in-law, Jackie and Tom Woolever of Lawrenceville, and Julie and Steve McKenna of Yakima, Washington; and a son and daughter-in-law, John P. and Carol Asiello of Latham, NY; five grandchildren, Terri Lee Woolever Wenderlich, Sarah (Brandon) McKenna Flory, Peter Asiello, Alyson Asiello, and Stephanie McKenna. She also has two great-grandsons, Thomas Wenderlich and Connor Wenderlich; sister, Eileen Reep; sisters-in-law, Christine Asiello, Grace Asiello, and Lorraine Asiello; brother-in-law, John F. (Laura Jean) Asiello; many nieces and nephews; and Shana Smith, who Wiladene thought of as a grandchild. Wiladene was predeceased by her grandchildren, Thomas Woolever, Jr., and Dorothy Asiello; brothers, John (Mary) Hackett and Charles (Jean) Hackett; and brothers-in-law, Dominic (Jean) Asiello and Michael Asiello, Sr. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street in Corning on Saturday, April 24, 2010, from 10:00 am to 11:30 a.m. A prayer service will follow calling hours there at 11:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow the prayer service at St. Mary's Church, 155 State Street, Corning, at 12:00 p.m. Burial will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery. Those wishing may make donations to All Saints Parish, 222 Dodge Ave., Corning, NY 14830 or to the charity of one's choice. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 23, 2010
HAGENDORF - Mr. James W. Hagendorf, Jr., 84, of 1565 SR 3003,
Laceyville, PA, died
peacefully at his home in Auburn Twp., Susquehanna County, early Sunday morning, April 18, 2010. He was born on Dec. 12, 1925 in Philadelphia, the son of the late James W. Hagendorf, Sr. and Gertrude Viereck Morris. Growing up in Philadelphia, that is where he would eventually spend most of his life. From 1943 until 1967, he served his country with the U.S. Navy. Mr. Hagendorf was employed by the U.S. Government, working at the Philadelphia Naval Base, from where he would retire. From 1956 until 1995, their family lived in Bellmawr and Haddon Twp., NJ. After moving to Auburn Twp. in 1995, he and his wife became members of the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville, and he was also a member of the Rought Hall Post #510 American Legion in Black Walnut. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, the former Alice S. Neiswender of Laceyville; their children, James W., III and Kim Hagendorf of Pottstown, Alice C. and Melvin Jones of Ocean City, MD, Dawn L. and Taylor Jones of Bradenton, FL and Lori J. Hagendorf of Pennsauken, NJ; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Marion Ibbetson of Croyden, Theresa Herold of Quarryville and Mary Margaret Lovecchio of Philadelphia; his brothers, Richard Hagendorf of Philadelphia, Edward Morris of Philadelphia, Arthur Morris of Williamstown, NJ, Douglas Morris of Las Vegas, NV and Michael Matthews of Las Vegas, NV, as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Hagendorf. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 24 at 11 a.m. from the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville, with Rev. Thomas Davis of the church, officiating. Interment will be in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas, PA. Graveside military services will be conducted by members of the Rought Hall Post #510 American Legion of Black Walnut, the Dennis Strong Post #457 American Legion of Tunkhannock and the Endless Mountains Post #3583 VFW of Mehoopany. It was the wish of Mr. Hagendorf that there be no calling hours. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville. The Hagendorf family will be furnishing their own flowers, but those wishing, may make memorial donations to the Awana Clubs International, 15877 Collection Center Dr., Chicago, IL 60693 or to W.P.E.L. Radio Station, PO Box 248, Montrose, PA 18801. – Wyalusing Rocket Courier, April 22, 2010
HAMPTON Cynthia M.
Age 48, Clearwater, FL, unexpectedly died
on Thursday, April 29th at home, due to natural causes. She was born July 29th, 1961 in Philadelphia, PA. She graduated from Hunterdon Central High School in 1980, where she played saxophone in the school marching band. She had always had a love for music and animals. Cindy went on to serve her country and was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force. She was predeceased by her parents, John R. and Rita E. Hampton. Survivors include her brother, Jack (Lynette) Hampton, Elmira, NY; and nieces, Madison and Mackenzie Hampton. In honoring Cindy's final wishes, private family services will be held, after which time her cremated remains will be placed into an eco-friendly, gulf coast environment to promote reef growth and a refuge for marine life (see Eternalreefs.com). Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater, FL. (727) 796-1992. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 4, 2010
Age 80, of Montour Falls, NY, died
on Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at Schuyler Hospital. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Friday, April 23, 2010, from 1 to 2 p.m. followed by his funeral service at 2 p.m. Interment Mecklenburg Union Cemetery at the convenience of the family. He is survived by his daughter, Lori Hausner of Montour Falls, NY; sons, William Hausner of Montour Falls, NY, Thomas (Nina) Hausner of Burkburnett, TX and Michael Hausner (Chris Kemp) of Montour Falls, NY; grandchildren, Brett Van Amburg, Michelle Van Amburg, Erica Wilson, Taylor Hausner and Casey Hausner, along with six great-grandchildren; sister, Marge (Sal) Teta of Little River, SC; brother, Vincent (Sarah) Ameigh of Melbourne, FL; his previous wife, Mary Lou (Beard) Hausner. His very close friend and companion, Jean Walrath, three brothers and one sister predecease Mr. Hausner. Mr. Hausner worked for Corning Glass Works for over 43 years as a dedicated employee. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 22, 2010
HEASLEY - FISHER, Irene Melissa Heasley
peacefully at the Robert Packer Hospital on Thursday, April 22, 2010, following a brief illness. She will be warmly remembered for her zest for life, her compassion toward her fellow men, and a dedicated active membership in several community, fraternal and civil organizations. Irene was born in Waverly, NY on August 1, 1919, the daughter of Thomas and Leda Denslow Heasley. She graduated from Flint, Michigan. A former employee in the offices of the late Drs. Hirvonen, Bulkley, and Kaine, and Agway. She retired as Office Manager of Surgical Associates in Ithaca after 25 years of service, and retired again as Office Manager for Dr. Yasmeen Moody after 10 years of service. She was an active member and officer in the American Association of Medical Assistants, a Charter member of the Tompkins County Ithaca Chapter, and served as president of the New York State AAMA. She was a life member of the Spencer Chapter of Eastern Stars, a member of the First Presbyterian Church and Spencer Historical Society, Red Hats Society, and Honorary member of the Spencer Alumni Association. She served several years as Chair of the local Cancer, Heart, and Red Cross Drives. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Grace and Peter Koch of North Syracuse, and Barbara and David Lanning of Spencer; five grandchildren: Aaron Koch of North Syracuse, Adrian (and Carolyn) Koch of North Syracuse, Jason Koch of Corning, David (and Linda) Lanning and Tracey Post of Spencer; eight great-grandchildren: Ashley, Sean, Ryan and Caelan Irene Lanning of Spencer, Alex Post of Van Etten, Noah, Jolie, and Ian Koch of North Syracuse; a brother, George Heasley of Arizona; sister, Marcia Morley of Peoria, IL; sisters-in-law, Katherine Fisher Mekos of Elmira, Aenid Horton Fisher of Florida, and Mary Hull Rathbone of Carmel, NY; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition, her "adopted" children, Ray and Millie Thornton and their families, Lorraine Pearsall and Myra Boughton. Grace and Barbara shared her as many of her friends looked upon her as mother and grandmother. She was predeceased by her husband, Ferris Fisher, in 2000 after 62 years of marriage; and two sisters, Barbara Tedrow and Gladys Miller. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in her memory to Christ the King Church (Presbyterian), 75 North Main Street, Spencer, NY 14883, or the charity or organization of one's choice. At her request, there will be no calling hours. A private family Committal Service will be held Saturday, May 1, 2010, at Evergreen Cemeteryat 1:00 p.m. followed by a Memorial Service at 2:00 p.m. at the Spencer Presbyterian Church with Pastor Bryan Bond and Pastor Priscilla Andrews assisting. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 24, 2010
HICKMAN Ida M.
Age 79, of Elmira, NY, died
peacefully on Wednesday, April 28, 2010. She was born March 31, 1931 in South Bend, IN to the late Melvin O. and Ida V. Hickman in Mishawaka, IN. She was a graduate from Beaver College, now known as Arcadia University in Glenside, PA where she earned a degree in Architectural Engineering. She was later employed by American LaFrance in Elmira, NY, where she designed the Airport Fire Truck used to extinguish airplane fires around the world today, and later joined IBM Corporation of Endicott, NY. In addition she was an interior designer and decorated many Elmira businesses, including Chemung Canal Trust Company offices and Kennedy Valve offices. She is survived by her cousins, Elaine Walters, Donald Richard Wolf, Max Wolf of the Selinsgrove, PA area, Floyd Quiggle, Sandra Evans Clark of Port St. Lucie, FL, Betty Jean Hagedorn of S. Bend, IN and Carol Jean McClure. Family and friends are invited to call Sunday, May 2, 2010, at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport from 12:45 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. The Zonta Club of Elmira, NY will hold a memorial service at 12:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA, Inc., 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 30, 2010
HOPPE - Robert H. Hoppe peacefully died
following a brief illness Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Bob was born in Sayre on May 21, 1938, the son of F. Herman and Cordia Hoppe. He is survived by his wife Laura; stepsons Christopher (Karen) Stanton of N.C., Daniel Stanton of Waverly; brother Rudolph of Hector, N.Y.; niece Sarah (Luke) Farno and their son Jacob of Tipton, Ind.; nephew Jesse Hoppe of Scranton, Pa.; brothers-in-law Paul (Janet) Kenyon of Hamburg, N.Y., Carl (Karen) Kenyon of Horseheads and father-in-law Merle Kenyon of Painted Post, N.Y.; and by his grandchildren who brought him incredible joy and made his life complete, Bradley, Tyler and Emily Stanton of North Carolina. Bob graduated from Waverly High School, class of 1956 and served in the U.S. Navy. He was a businessman in Waverly for many years, owning Bob’s TV & Appliance on Broad Street. He retired from IBM, Owego in 1994. Bob remained active in Waverly serving on several committees and currently was the President of the Village of Waverly Water Board. He followed in his father’s footsteps as a HAM radio operator (N2RIC) and was an active member of ARAST and CCARES. Bob’s interests were many, including the Model A Car Club, Glen Regional Corvette Club, the American Powerboat Association and the Antique Wireless Association where he pursued his life long interest in radios. Bob was a proud member of the ROMEOS, a great group of men who met at Becky’s Diner every morning. He had a great love of adventure and was quick to tackle any challenge. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Owego and actively participated at St. James Church in Waverly with his wife Laura. He was responsible for the repair of the bells that play at St. James. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m on Saturday, April 17th at St. James Church in Waverly. A private burial will be held in Glenwood Cemetery. The family invites and welcomes friends to share memories at a luncheon in the Church Hall immediately following Mass. Memorial donations may be made to Blessed Trinity Parish for the window restoration project at St. James Church, 503 Clark Street, Waverly, NY 14892 or to a charity of choice. – Sayre Morning Times, April 15, 2010
KECK - MATTISON, Elsie J.
82, of Gaines, PA, died
Thursday, May 6, 2010, at the home of her daughter in Jersey Shore, PA. Born February 6, 1928, in Wellsboro, PA, she was the daughter of the late Harold, Sr. and Florence (Pope) Keck. She was married to Thomas L. Mattison, Sr., who predeceased her in 1997. She was employed by the Galeton Production Company and the Gaines Tackle Shop. Elsie was a member of the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church in Gaines, and the Gaines Thimble Club. She loved doing yard work, crocheting, feeding the hummingbirds, and spending time with her family. Surviving are: two daughters, Nancy (Richard) Wildbrett, Hurst, TX and Susan (David) Seyler, Jersey Shore; four grandchildren, Shane (Donna) Seyler, Corning, NY, Jason Seyler, Jersey Shore, Toby (Steffany) Wildbrett, Flower Mound, TX, and Kristin (Josh) Townsend, Gainesville, TX; four great-grandchildren; her stepmother, Shirley Keck, Wellsboro; a brother, Harold (Helen) Keck, Jr., Wellsboro; two sisters, Rosa Mae (Tracy) Shaw, North Carolina and Constance Peters, Pennfield, NY; half brothers and half sisters, Donnie, Debbie, Carol, Karen, and Steven; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Elsie was predeceased by a son, Thomas L. Mattison, Jr. on July 31, 2005. Friends may call on Monday, May 10, 2010, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church, Gaines. A Memorial Service will immediately follow at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. David Shultz officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church, the American Cancer Society , or to the Community Nursing Service of Clinton Co., 124 Woodward Ave., Lock Haven, PA 17745. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 8, 2010
KECK JOHN W.
Age 63 of Elmira, NY died unexpectedly on May 2, 2010. Friends may call at the BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME on Thursday, May 6 from 4pm-7pm. Funeral services will be held at the Lake St. Presbyterian Church, 300 Lake St., Elmira on Friday, May 7 at 3pm. Rev. Ross F. Raymond officiating. John is survived by daughters, Jessica (Keck) Westrick and grandsons, Joshua and Jacob; Katy (Keck) Mathers (Sean) and grand daughters, MacKenzie, Madison and Alyssa; step-grandson, Anthony; sisters, Carol (Pat) Maher; nieces, Christine Cochran and Holly (Vince) Corey; Barbara (Bee) Keck, Kerry (Howard) Ames and nephew, Devon; niece, Laura; step-daughter, Jessica Coletta (Jason Tuttle); and his beloved cocker spaniel, Cassie. John was predeceased by his parents, J. Wayne Keck and Evelyn Carey Challandes. John was a graduate of RIT and spent time in the U.S. Army Reserves in Fort Leonard Wood, MO. He became owner of Bob's Westside Tavern after the loss of his friend, Bob Cardi and celebrated the 8th anniversary of ownership last year. John had many loyal customers over the years and many friends near and far. He enjoyed hosting the Westside Band Jam sessions on Sundays. He was a fan of the N.Y. Mets, loved the Rat Pack and always did it "his way". Friends are invited to attend a gathering at the Queen City Lodge on Benjamin St. Elmira, where John was a member after the church service. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 6, 2010
KEEGAN - STRONG Joan T.
Age 70 of Montour Falls, NY died
on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at Schuyler Hospital. Mrs. Strong is survived by her husband, Philip L. Strong. Children: Betty Hayes, Kelly and Art Bennett, Patricia and John Dauth and Tom Strong. 9 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren. Siblings: Joy and Dick Carlyle, Joanne and Jud Caslin, John and Johnnie Hinderliter, Donna Keegan, Michael Keegan, Daniel Keegan, Jeuillie Keegan and Ed Macey, Cherrie and Calvin David, Demietrius Keegan, Susan Keegan and Sean and Brenda Keegan. numerous Nieces and Nephews. Mrs. Strong was predeceased by her Father, Charles Hinderliter, Mother, Jeuillie Keegan, Stepfather, Donald Keegan, Brother, Donald Keegan and Sister, Penny Keegan. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Monday, May 10, 2010 from 5 PM to 7 PM. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Schuyler County Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 2, Watkins Glen, NY 14891 in Joan's name. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 6, 2010
KEELER - PALYUN, Constance "Connie"
Constance "Connie" Palyun, 79 years formerly of Victory Village, Painted Post, NY died unexpectedly Sunday, April 25, 2010 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born March 11, 1931 in Corning, NY the daughter of the late Erford and Ethel Mapes Keeler. She received her education from North Side Blodgett High School. Connie worked as an accounting assistant and a receptionist for Corning Inc. with over 50 years service for the company. Surviving, her daughter, Jennifer (Randy) Rhoads; her sons, Jeffrey (Deana), and her two children, Ciara and Cody Palyun and Joseph Palyun all of Corning, NY; grandchildren, Gregory Rhoads, Christopher Rhoads, Jessica Palyun and Nicholas Wright all of Corning, NY; great grandson, Kamron Allen; a brother, Erford (Connie) Keeler and a very close cousin, Beverly Shepherd; also, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Connie was a member of the Eagles Club as well as a member of St. Mary Our Mother Church, Horseheads, NY. Connie was a caring and loving grandmother who adored her grandchildren. She was gracious and giving and always helping others. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, Thursday April 29, 2010 6-8pm with a memorial service immediately following at 8pm. Rev. Christopher Linsler officiating. The family would appreciate memorial donations be given in Connie's name to the IETF, Essential Tremor Foundation, Research donation, PO Box 14005, Lenexa, KS 66285. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 28, 2010
KINNEY - COLEMAN, Mary Catherine Kinney
Age 88 years of Sterling St., died Monday, May 3, 2010 at the Corning Hospital. She was born October 3, 1921 in Corning, NY, the daughter of the late Thomas E. and Margaret M. Leonard Kinney. A lifetime resident of Corning and graduate of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic school and Northside High School (class of 1940). Mary and Joseph Coleman were married May 11, 1946 in St. Vincent de Paul Church. Joseph predeceased her April 7, 1971.Surviving her sons, Thomas J. (Helen) Coleman and Ronald Coleman all of Corning, NY. Grandchildren, Christine (Marco) Bovo of Falls Church, VA, Anne (Neil) Bonberger of Boston, MA, Colleen Coleman of Sterling, VA, Meghan Coleman of Austin, TX and Brenna (Edwardo Torres) Coleman of Arlington, VA. Greatgrandchildren, Mayah Torres and George Bonberger. Sister, Marguerite Tommaro of Corning, NY. Also several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by brother, Thomas Kinney and Brother-in-law, Alfred Tommaro. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, Friday, May 7, 2010 from 4-7 PM. A prayer service will be offered Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 9:30 AM with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Corning, NY 10:00 AM. Followed by committal prayers and interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY. The family would appreciate memorial donations be given in Mary's name to All Saints Parish, 222 Dodge Avenue, Corning, NY 14830. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 6, 2010
LeHEW - GOODRICH, Betty Lou
peacefully at her home in Hornby on April 26, 2010 after a brief illness. Born January 31st, 1923 in Lamy, NM, she was the daughter of Robert LeHew and Cella Cox Lehew. Betty graduated from Dodge City School and became a teletype operator for the Santa Fe Railroad before meeting Kenneth Goodrich, the love of her life, who was stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas. Ken and Betty were married in 1945, moved to their beloved Hornby, where they raised two daughters, Christine (Richard) Sullenberger and Nancy (Michael) McLaughlin. Betty Lou was a mom, homemaker, and volunteer extraordinaire at Corning Meals on Wheels, where she made many lifelong friends. Her devotion to her family and friends was first and foremost, followed closely by her love of animals, jazz, bridge, and golf. Betty was known as "wise old Nonie" to her beloved grandchildren, and great grandchildren Amy (Joe) Clark, Amanda and Erin of Jacksonville, FL; Jessica (Justin Kuhn) Baker of Winston-Salem, NC; Julie (Chris) Asiello and Vincenzo of Hornby; Jason (Ashley) McLaughlin, Meghan and Cella of Catlin, NY; Ken (Jill) McLaughlin and Alexis of Hornby; and Maggie (Julian) Dalton. In addition, Betty Lou is survived by four cherished nieces, Linda (Tom) Munson, Cindy (Charlie) Hall, Ginnie (John) Kasten, and Binnie Lehew (Ben) Zachrich. She became a surrogate grandmother to countless other s, and leaves behind dear friends Millie Leet, Betty Terry, and Helen Mills. She was predeceased by husband Ken, her parents, and brothers Johnny and Bobby. Flowers will be provided by the family. Donations in Betty's memory may be directed to: Hornby Congregational Church (c/o Barbara Thompson, 3935 Rt. 414, Corning, NY 14830), Paradise Garden Animal Haven ( 598 Kent Hill Road, Woodhull, NY 14898), Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, or Corning Meals on Wheels. A celebration of Betty's life will be held at the Hornby Congregational Church at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 1st. Acly-Stover Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 29, 2010
LONG - James T. Long, 78, of Bletz Road, Lamar, Pa., died Monday, April 5, 2010 at his home. Born in Colver, Pa., Feb. 19, 1932, the son of the late James M. and Martha Baker Long. He started working for Beacon Loan and then First National Bank of Towanda, Central Counties Bank, Tammac Corp. and retired in 1999 from Long Financial Services. He was a member of the Great Island Presbyterian Church where he was an elder, member of the Wheel Inn, Tin Can Sailors, life member of the Towanda Elks, Clinton County Historical Society and a proud member of the Lock Haven Lions Club for more than fifty years where he was awarded the Lions' highest award, the Melvin Jones Fellow Award. He is survived by his wife, Nancy E. Eckert Long, whom he married Dec. 19, 1981. Also surviving are daughters, Deborah (Ron) Weaver of York, Pa., Carolyn (William) Hershberger of Stow, Mass., Judith Long of Endicott, N.Y.; and a son, James M. Long of Harrisburg, Pa.; a brother, William Long of San Antonio, Texas; two sisters, Jean Sideroff of Allentown and Betty Ohl of Spring Lake, N.J.; stepdaughters, Dana R. Suter, Kay (Dennis) Dunkleberger both of Woolrich and Karen (Earl) Powell of Kingston, Pa.; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Long, two sisters, Ida Mary Long and Dorothy Sementelli; and a stepson, Michael S. Suter. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 8 in the Great Island Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa. Memorial contributions may be given to the Lock Haven Lions Club, Great Island Presbyterian Church or the Michael S. Suter Memorial Football Scholarship. Burial will be in Dunnstown Cemetery. - Towanda Daily Review, April 6, 2010
LONSDALE - Mrs. Leah L. Fetter, 67, of RR 2, Box 124BB, Myo Beach
Rd., Meshoppen, PA, died
unexpectedly on Friday evening, April 16, 2010 at her home. She was born in Glenside, PA on March 7, 1943, the daughter of the late Chester C. and Mildred L. Reese Lonsdale. Growing up in Abington, near where she was born, she was a graduate of Abington High School, Class of 1961. While living in Myo Beach, she loved watching birds and loved the nature and beauty of the Susquehanna River. Surviving are her husband of 48 years, Lester E. Fetter, whom she married on Oct. 14, 1961; daughter, Lisa Jane Fetter (John Schuch) of Mesa, AZ; two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Gwen Fetter of Eatontown, NJ and Thomas and Jamie Fetter of Stillwater, OK; grandchildren, Sarah (Jason) Stanhill of Ft. Collins, CO, Alison Coombs of Mesa, AZ, Kateri Fetter, Annemarie Fetter and Madison Fetter, all of Stillwater, OK and Joshua Fetter of Eatontown, NJ. She is also survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Lisa and Alfred Trasatti of Southampton; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Wendy Lonsdale of Dushore, several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Cheryl Roger and Valerie Gunther. Memorial services will be held at a later date at the convenience of her family at her home in Myo Beach. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen. – Wyalusing Rocket Courier, April 22, 2010
LOWE - CLARK, Sarah L.
Age 29, of Elkland, PA, died unexpectedly Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at her home. Sarah was born in Elmira, NY on December 30, 1980, a daughter of Paul Lowe, Sr. and Katherine (Reese) Lowe. She was a 1999 high honor graduate of Elkland High School. Sarah was employed by DeMetts Candy Co. in Horseheads, NY. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with her children, family and friends. Sarah is survived by her parents; a son, Braedyn Empson, and a daughter, McKenna Clark, both at home; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Paul and Kelly Lowe, Jr. of Osceola, PA, Jeremiah Lowe of Elkland, PA; a niece, Kayla Sherman; a nephew, Paul Lowe, III; her grandmother, Belle Reese of Millerton, PA; several aunts and uncles and many friends. She was predeceased by an infant son, Xzavier Scott Clark February 23, 2005. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, May 29, 2010 at the John Reese home, 1840 Jackson Center Road, Millerton, PA at 1 PM with the Rev. Steve Conners officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Braedyn Empson or McKenna Clark Educational Funds, c/o Citizens and Northern Bank, Elkland, PA 16920. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 1, 2010
MACCHEYNE Donald H.
Donald H. MacCheyne, age 73, of 3365 Cronk Road, died at Schulyer Hospital on Sunday, April 18, 2010, following an extended illness. Donald was born in Lodi on March 9, 1937, a son of the late George and Edith (Clark) MacCheyne. He had worked at Willard Psychiatric Center for more than 35 years, initially as a ward attendant, then in the dietary department, and eventually retiring from the transportation office. Following his retirement, he worked at the P&C grocery store in Watkins Glen. He enjoyed many trips visiting his family all over the country, from Kentucky, to California, Texas and his favorite destination... Las Vegas. He is survived by his loving companion, Marleigh Wood; his sons, Michael (Mollie) of Allen, TX, D. Max (Kevin Clauss) of Lodi, and Kevin (Marisol) MacCheyne of Dover, NJ; his grandchildren, Nicole, Cody, Katelin, Chelsee, Aaliyah, Kobre and Cecilee; and a great-granddaughter, Athena; his siblings, Virginia (Thomas) Olsowske of Romulus, Jim (Georgia) of Interlaken, Richard of Lodi, and George (Eileen) of Lodi. Donald was preceded in death by his siblings, Norman "Pete", Hazel MacCheyne, Betty Morse and Marian Kendall; by the mother of his children, Peggy; and by his wife, Meribeth. A private graveside service will be held at Seneca-Union Cemetery in Valois, officiated by Rev. Diane Walker of the Ovid Federated Church. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the Lodi Fire Dept, PO Box 299, Lodi, NY 14860 or the American Cancer Society , 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, NY 14609. Arrangements are under the direction of Covert Funeral Home, 7199 Main Street, Ovid, NY 14521. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 21, 2010
MARKS - Dorothy M. Fine, 86, of Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. died
peacefully after an extended illness on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at the Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Pembroke Pines, Fla. She is survived by her loving and very devoted husband Phillip; daughter and son-in-law Barbara and Dr. Myron Bucholtz; son and daughter-in-law Dr. Donald Fenbert and Dr. Valerie Randolph; stepsons Jay Fine and Howard Fine; brother Howard Marks; grandchildren Natalie (John) DeSisti, Pamela (Donald) Pond, Rachel (James) Benson, and Janelle (Zack) Sheppard and five great-grandchildren. She truly loved her family. In her spare time she enjoyed playing Mah Jong, bridge, and was an avid reader. She has many hobbies, such as drawing, painting and marquetry. She was predeceased by two brothers and a sister. A service and burial was held in Paramus, N.J. on Tuesday, April 6 and the family sat Shiva until Friday, April 9. – Sayre Morning Times, April 13, 2010
MARLATT - ROWE, Mildred I.
Age 91, formerly of Pulteney Street in Corning, NY, died Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at the Hospice of Buffalo in Cheektowaga, NY. Mildred was born in Corning on December 14, 1918, to Rockwell and Elsie (VanEtten) Marlatt. A Gibson native, she graduated from Northside High School. She married Harry Rowe in 1937, and together they enjoyed bowling, playing cards, and being involved in the community. She was a member of the Elks Club, and was a longtime member of the Rebeccas having served in several office positions. Mildred had been active with the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts and volunteered for Corning Meals-On-Wheels. She was a hard-working, devoted wife, and loving mother, always finding time to help with and attend children's functions. She is survived by her two daughters, Linda (Mrs. Jack) Wilson of Gowanda and Karen (Mrs. Rick) Darcangelo of Tyngsboro, MA; son, Mickey (Rebecca) Rowe of Painted Post; grandchildren, Robert (Carolyn) Wilson, Amy (David) Adams, Jeff (Danae) Wilson, Matthew (Pam) Darcangelo, Paul (Jody) Darcangelo, Andrea Darcangelo, Sadie Rowe; eight great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Mildred was predeceased by her husband, Harry in 1996; and by a grandson, Kyle Rowe. Friends may call on Friday, April 30, 2010, from 1 until 3 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning where funeral services will follow at 3:00 p.m. with Reverend Jefferey Becker officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery in Corning. Memorial donations may be made in Mildred's name to Corning Meals on Wheels, Inc,, 144 Cedar Street, Corning, NY 14830 or to your local Hospice. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 29, 2010
MILLER - Mrs. Amy Lynn Zapolski, 29, of RR 5, Box 28, Montrose,
PA (Fairdale), died
unexpectedly at the Endless Mountains Health Systems in Montrose on Thursday evening, April 1, 2010. Born in Tunkhannock on Jan. 11, 1981, she was the daughter of Roger L. Miller, Sr. of Centermoreland and Cindy L. Shiffer and George Shiffer, Sr. of Meshoppen. Growing up near Meshoppen, she attended Elk Lake High School. Spending all of her time with and near her children, they were her brightest joys. She loved to listen to music, especially The Eagles, and enjoyed her collection of butterflies. Besides her parents, she is survived by her husband of three and a-half years, Robert S. Zapolski of Fairdale; her children, Bobby Zapolski, age three, and Jesse Zapolski, age one and a-half, both of Fairdale, Kayla Jones, 13, and David Sharer, 10, both of Laceyville, Melonie Rookstool, six, of Montrose, Heather Reneé Zapolski and Barbie Zapolski, both of South Montrose; two grandchildren, McKinna Taylor and Tori Anna Taylor, both of South Montrose; a sister, Ariel Shiffer of Meshoppen; two brothers, Roger L., Jr. and Tammy Lynn Miller of Tunkhannock and George Shiffer, Jr. of Meshoppen and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving are her paternal grandfather, George Miller, Sr. of Centermoreland; maternal grandfather, Robert Goble, Sr. of Tunkhannock; a step-grandmother, Irene Shiffer of Tunkhannock and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by a son, Brandon Sharer, who died
on Sept. 9, 2001 and a sister, Mandy Lynn Noble, on Aug. 22, 1986. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon, April 6 at 2 p.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen, with Rev. Lori Robinson, Amy’s cousin, officiating. Interment was in the Bolles Cemetery in Fairdale. Family and friends called at the funeral home, on Tuesday from noon until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a fund being set up for the caring of Amy’s children at the Peoples National Bank, Meshoppen, PA 18630. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, April 8, 2010
MOODY Dora [SRGP 85779] - Mrs. Dora Helen Atwood, April 20, 1952. Survived by her husband, George S. Atwood; one daughter, Miss Sarah Jane Atwood. Private service Wednesday at the home, 224 Clairmonte ave., the Rev. Arthur W. Mielke officiating. Interment Albany RuralCemetery. - The Post Standard [Syracuse, NY], April 21, 1952
Bart O'Brien of 80 Spring Street, Waverly, NY, died
on Saturday, May 1, 2010, at Ashton Healthcare, Athens, PA, of cancer. He was 64 years old. He was born on October 19, 1945 in Sayre, PA to J. Edwin O'Brien, Sr. and Teresa O'Brien. Mr. O'Brien graduated from Notre Dame High School, Elmira, NY in 1963 and went on to graduate from Fordham University, Bronx, NY. While there, he was a member of the Army ROTC honor guard, the Pershing Rifles. He was a member of Mensa, the society that recognizes people with the highest intelligences. He was spiritually enhanced by his membership in the fellowship of AA. From 2008 until his illness, he worked with the outreach center team at Catholic Charities in Waverly, with whom he became as family. For many years, he was a free-lance editor. He was employed by IBM in Elmira for five years. His earlier background included work in publishing in New York City, as well as newspaper reporting all around New York State. Mr. O'Brien had a lifelong love of literature and was a talented writer of both fiction and non-fiction. He also loved Irish music and played the Irish whistle with Pat Kane's band, "Clare", in the late 1970's. He enjoyed speaking the Latin, Gaelic and German languages. Among his favorite places were Toronto, Canada, and the village of Canisteo, NY, home of his late maternal grandmother, May Ryan, for whom his son in named. He is survived by his beloved son, Matthew Ryan O'Brien, and wife, Trista, of Columbus, OH; by his sister, Tess McDade, of Falls Church, VA; his brother, J. Edwin O'Brien, Jr., of Painted Post, NY; and his sister, Ann O'Brien, of Alexandria, VA. Mr. O'Brien is also survived by his sister-in-law, Julie O'Brien, of Waverly; his cousin, Father Thomas O'Brien, of Rochester, NY; his niece, Aileen McEvoy, and her husband, Peter McEvoy, both of Waverly; his aunt, Mary O'Brien, of Elmira; his loving grandchildren, Lily and Gavin O'Brien, of Columbus; his beloved friend, Kathy, of Sayre; and close friend, Dave Collett, of Sayre. He leaves numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was pre-deceased by both parents; his brothers, James and Timothy; and nephew, Jim, Jr. The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 8, at St. James Catholic Church, 503 Clark Street, Waverly, NY at 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Catholic Charities, Tioga Outreach Center, 464 Broad Street, Waverly, NY 14892. Alternatively, donations of non-perishable foods may be made at the same location. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 3, 2010
OUSTEROUT - LaRUE Mary J. "Ma"
Age 77, of Watkins Glen, died
surrounded by her family on Saturday, May 1, 2010. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard K. LaRue, Sr.; and son, Richard K. LaRue, Jr.; and brothers, Gerald and Donald Ousterout. She is survived by her three children, Mary (John) Glick of Beaver Dams, Harold "Bub" (Linda) Chaffee, Watkins Glen, Jayne Richardson (Terry Walker) of Watkins Glen; sister, Betty J. (Harold) Denison of Watkins Glen; six grandchildren, Jeremy (Selisa) Glick, Nichole, Amy and Taylor Chaffee, Valerie and Casey Richardson; two step-grandchildren, John Glick, Christopher (Tracey) Glick, two great-grandchildren, Makayla and Gavin Glick; four step-great-grandchildren, Garrison and Gwennie Glick, Brody and Braden Hayes-Glick; and several nieces and nephews. Mary retired from The Arc of Schuyler in Watkins Glen. She also served on the Board of Visitors at Craig DDSO, Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen on Wednesday, May 5, 2010, from 6-8 p.m. with funeral services immediately following at 8:00 p.m. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Watkins Glen on Thursday at 10 a.m. Memorial donations in her memory donations may be made to Southern Tier Hospice. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 3, 2010
PHILPOTT - MALANSON, Barbara A.
Age 74 of Montour Falls, NY died
on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at Schuyler Hospital after a short, but courageous battle with cancer. Barbara is survived by her children, Bruce (Debra) Melanson of Montour Falls, NY and Karen Mitchell of Hopedale, MA; grandchildren Scott Mitchell and Richard Mitchell of Hopedale, MA, Steven Melanson f Montour Alls, NY, Joseph (Katie) Melanson of Elmira, NY and Michelle Melanson of Montour Falls, NY; a sister Janice (Art) Lockhart of Tewksbury, MA, and brother Joseph Philpott of Tewksbury, MA; nieces Darlene Michalewicz of Tewksbury, MA and Dawn (Greg) Roberts of Wilmington, MA, and nephew Dean (Lisa) Lockhart of Tacoma, WA. The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to the nursing staff at Schuyler Hospital for exceptional care that was given to their mother/grandmother. Barbara is a former resident of Milford, MA and worked as a Clerk for the Federal Courts in Worcester, MA. Funeral arrangements will be entrusted to Vedder and Scott Funeral Home of Montour Falls, NY and the Tewksbury Funeral Home, Tewksbury, MA. It was Barbara's wishes to reside next to her mother, Madeline Philpott, in Tewksbury, MA. Visiting hours will be in the Tewksbury Funeral Home, corner of Dewey and Main Sts. (rte 38) TEWKSBURY CENTER, MA, on Thursday, May 6, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM; phone (800 in MA or 978) 851 2950. Her funeral service will be held Friday, May 7, at 11:30 AM in the Tewksbury Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Blue Hills Cemetery in Braintree, MA. Those wishing to remember Barbara may do so through memorial donations to the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701, will be appreciated. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 4, 2010
PLATT - David W. Platt, 69, of Marcy, N.Y., formerly of Sayre,
on April 3, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica, N.Y. The son of the late Joseph and Edna Williams Platt, he grew up in Pennsylvania. He was employed with Ingersoll Rand, and later as a corrections officer at Marcy Correctional Facility. He is a US Air Force veteran. David married Alice Harpes, in Pennsylvania and after her death married Frances Rhone. He is survived by his wife; two daughters; four sons; two step-sons; a brother and several grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, Forty Main Street, Whitesboro, N.Y.. Interment will be in Townsend Cemetery, Stittville. Calling hours are Wednesday from noon until the time of the funeral. - Sayre Morning Times, April 6, 2010
PRESET William S.
William S. Preset, age 67, of Lowman, formerly of Campbell, died
on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at home. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street, Corning, on Monday, May 10, 2010 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 7, 2010
RANDALL - Charles Gilbert Randall, 72, born in Waverly, N.Y. on April 22, 1937, departed on April 14, 2010 in Denton, Texas, after a long illness with lung cancer. He was the son of the late Charles and Myrtle (Scott) Randall of Waverly. Charles was survived by three sons and a daughter, Mark C. (Deborah) Randall, of San Antonio, Texas, Lance M. (Patrice) Randall of Kansas, Ill., Cahal M. (Barbara) Randall of Gilman, Ill., and Karen P. (Pierce) Gawne of Denton, Texas. He had 11 grandchildren: Keli, Erin, Jene, Kaleah, Megan, Migael, Michael, Monica, Mallory, Keith, Matthew and five great-grandchildren, Brooke, Bradley, Eli, Aiden, and Corrigan. He is survived by his brother, Clifford (Dorothy) Randall of Lecanto, Fla., and sisters Charlene (James Dean) Rodka of Waverly and Jean (Donald) Bush of Rome, N.Y. Charles graduated in 1954 from Waverly High School. He was a member of the US Air Force, obtaining the rank of senior master sergeant with the US Air Force Band. He acted as band superintendent and instrumentalist supervisor as a recruiter during his time in the Air Force. Receiving many awards and certificates, including two meritorious service awards. He retired from the Air Force in August of 1982 with 28 years of service. Charles was predeceased by his wife Martha (O’Donnell) in 1996. He was also predeceased by sisters Mary Ellen, FloAnn, Shirley, Dorris, and by brothers John and Leroy. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the American Cancer Society. – Sayre Morning Times, April 17, 2010
REYNOLDS - HESS, Beverly J.
Age 78, of Ulysses, PA, died Tuesday, April 27, 2010. Born November 7, 1931, in Ithaca, NY, she was the daughter of Clifford G. and A. Isabelle Perry Reynolds. On May 27, 1952, in Harrison Valley, PA, she married Love S. Hess, who predeceased her on September 22, 2006. She was employed by Grange National Bank in Ulysses and Citizens and Northern Bank in Knoxville for many years. Beverly was a member of the Mills Union Church and the Order of the Eastern Star #95 in Ulysses, serving as worthy matron and district deputy. Surviving are: a son, Richard K. (Paula) Hess of Ulysses; three daughters, Marcia Newcomb of Sabinsville, Jeanette (Roger) Barker of Ulysses, and Kathleen Jo (David) Smoker of Gold; 11 grandchildren, Thomas H. Newcomb, Daniel B. Newcomb, Rynell (Bert) Currier, Kent (Amy) Barker, Kimberly Barker, Joshua Smoker, Katelyn Smoker, Lacee Hess, Hunter Hess, Caden Hess, and Tanner Hess; three great-grandchildren, Desarae Currier, Tyler Barker, and Aiden Barker; a sister, Mary Lou (Howard) Lewis of Coudersport; five sisters-in-law, Janice Reynolds of Harrison Valley, Ada Reynolds and Patricia Allen, both of Westfield, Melva Calaman of Sabinsville, and Clara Hess of Little Marsh; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by three brothers, Rex Reynolds, Clifford Reynolds, Jr., and William Reynolds. Services will be private. Burial will be in Mills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mills Union Church, P.O. Box 11, Mills, PA 16937. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 29, 2010
REISTAD George O. Reistad
age 70 of Tioga County and formerly Plymouth Meeting died
on May 19th, 2010 of Pancreatic Cancer with his children by his side. Mr. Reistad was a Supervisor and Mechanical Engineer for the Budd Company where he worked for 39 years and retired from in 2001. He was the beloved father of Dawn Reistad (Kappine), Kim Eddinger (Reistad) and Erik Reistad (Sandy). He was the proud grandfather of David Reistad, Ed Eddinger, Brandon Eddinger, Krystal Kappine, Frank Kappine, Ryan Reistad and Evan Reistad. He is also survived by his Sister Tina Knopf (Reistad) as well as many great grandchildren including Jadelyn Reistad and Jasmine Kappine. He is also survived by many nieces and Nephews and was preceded in death by Helen Wall-Reistad in June of 2009. He had many talents and accomplishments and received numerous awards including: The Philadelphia Inquirer Award for being the MVP in the interleague football game for Roxborough High School in 1957, and the Twenty First Ward Athletic Associates Sports Hall of Fame honored him on May 4th, 2003. He also received the Mechanix Illustrated Certificate of Merit Award and participated for 10 years in the MS City to Shore Bike Tour. He loved the mountains, skiing, hunting, fishing and biking and will be greatly missed. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing Wednesday evening May 26th, 2010 from 7-9 in The Heritage Chapel at George Washington Memorial Park, 80 Stenton Ave. Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462 and Thursday May 27th, 2010 from 9-10AM with a funeral service to follow at 10AM. Int. to follow in George Washington Memorial Park. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to Ralph H. Hruban, M.D. at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions 401 North Broadway, Weinberg 2242 Baltimore, MD 21231-2410. Note from Joyce: George Riestad had cabin on mountian in south of Sullivan township
RICHTMYER - WILSON, Ruth R.
Age 83, formerly of 504 North Porter Street, Watkins Glen died on May 2, 2010 at Seneca View Nursing Home, Montour Falls after a lengthy illness. She was born July 4, 1926 at home on Church Road in Reading Center, NY, the daughter of Theodore L. and Florence Sproul Richtmyer. After completing her elementary education at the age of 10, Ruth graduated from the Watkins Glen High School at the age of 14, to date, the youngest graduate of the Watkins Glen Central School District. After graduation, Ruth went to work for the law office of Attorney Clair Barkman and later for Columbia Gas Company. She met and married Stewart P. Wilson on November 1, 1947. After spending some time on the family farm, Ruth went back to work for Delivan Gates, a marketer for Sinclair Refining and owner of the Pontiac Dealership in Watkins Glen. In the early 1960's, Ruth and Stewart bought the oil business and established Stewart P. Wilson Oil, as it is still known today. They owned and operated it until they retired in 1978. Surviving are her son Kenneth J. Wilson; daughter Marilyn W. Cross; three grandchildren Jenny (Thomas) Lewis, Ashley Cross and Emily Cross; great grandchildren Tyler Couch and Emma Lewis; son-in-law, Robert W. Cross and daughter-in-law, Mary W. Wilson; brother Richard (Irene) Richtmyer and a very close cousin, Charlena R. Brown. Also, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Ruth was predeceased by her husband Stewart on May 6, 1999; her parents Theodore and Florence Richtmyer; infant son, James Michael Wilson; and beloved granddaughter, Melissa B. Wilson. Ruth was a caring and loving grandmother who adored her grandchildren. She was gracious and giving, always ready to help others. Ruth was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Watkins Glen, where she served as treasurer and financial secretary for over 25 years. In 2003, she received the Christian Women of the Year Award from her church. Also, a member of the Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary, past member and president of the Business and Professional Women.
Family and friends are invited to call at the Royce Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 East 4th Street, Watkins Glen, NY, Tuesday, May 4 from 4:00-7:00 p.m., with funeral service honoring her life on Wednesday, May 5 at 3:30 pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Watkins Glen with Reverend Beverly Karr-Lyon officiating. Ruth will be laid to rest with her husband, Stewart and son, James at the Glenwood Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Watkins Glen, 520 North Decatur Street, Watkins Glen, NY or Seneca View Nursing Home c/o Schuyler Hospital, 220 Steuben Street, Montour Falls, NY. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Seneca View for their compassionate care and the many caregivers who assisted Ruth during the past several years of her declining health. Special thanks to her friend, Marie Rhoads for always being at her side during her final days. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 3, 2010
George O. Reistad, age 70 of Tioga County and formerly Plymouth Meeting died
on May 19th, 2010 of Pancreatic Cancer with his children by his side. Mr. Reistad was a Supervisor and Mechanical Engineer for the Budd Company where he worked for 39 years and retired from in 2001. He was the beloved father of Dawn Reistad (Kappine), Kim Eddinger (Reistad) and Erik Reistad (Sandy). He was the proud grandfather of David Reistad, Ed Eddinger, Brandon Eddinger, Krystal Kappine, Frank Kappine, Ryan Reistad and Evan Reistad. He is also survived by his Sister Tina Knopf (Reistad) as well as many great grandchildren including Jadelyn Reistad and Jasmine Kappine. He is also survived by many nieces and Nephews and was preceded in death by Helen Wall-Reistad in June of 2009. He had many talents and accomplishments and received numerous awards including: The Philadelphia Inquirer Award for being the MVP in the interleague football game for Roxborough High School in 1957, and the Twenty First Ward Athletic Associates Sports Hall of Fame honored him on May 4th, 2003. He also received the Mechanix Illustrated Certificate of Merit Award and participated for 10 years in the MS City to Shore Bike Tour. He loved the mountains, skiing, hunting, fishing and biking and will be greatly missed. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing Wednesday evening May 26th, 2010 from 7-9 in The Heritage Chapel at George Washington Memorial Park, 80 Stenton Ave. Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462 and Thursday May 27th, 2010 from 9-10AM with a funeral service to follow at 10AM. Int. to follow in George Washington Memorial Park. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to Ralph H. Hruban, M.D. at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions 401 North Broadway, Weinberg 2242 Baltimore, MD 21231-2410.
ROLLS Irene M
GENESEE, PA. — Irene M. Hicks, 89, formerly of Genesee, Pa., died Monday (April 26, 2010) in the Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, Pa.
She was born June 27, 1920, in Buffalo. On July 26, 1941, in Newfield, Pa., she married Roy B. Hicks, who predeceased her July 9, 2005.
She was employed as a maid and caregiver for many years. She is survived by nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her parents, Adney and Osie Storey Rolls, and a stepsister, Aleta Mansfield. Friends may call from 2-3 p.m. Friday at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, Pa., with funeral services at 3 p.m. Pastor Harold Kiel will officiate. Burial will be in Raymond Cemetery, Allegany Township, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Genesee Volunteer Ambulance, Genesee, PA 16923. Copyright 2010 Wellsville Daily Reporter.
ROLLS - HICKS, Irene M.
89, formerly of Genesee, PA, died Monday, April 26, 2010. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, on Friday, April 30th from 2:00 -- 3:00 PM, with Funeral Services at 3:00 PM. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 28, 2010
RUMSEY - SIMONDS, Betty R.
Age 77, of Horseheads, NY, died
on Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at Elcor Health Services. She was born on March 3, 1933 in Ithaca, NY to the late Jack and Margaret (McDermott) Rumsey. Betty was predeceased by her husband, Ronald A. Simonds; and son, Ronald S. Simonds. She is survived by her daughter, Rachel Simonds of Horseheads; granddaughter, Whitney Simonds of Horseheads; brother-in-law, Tom (Helen) Simonds of Sayre, PA; sister-in-law, Phyllis Simonds of Sayre, PA. All services will be held privately and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 22, 2010
RUSS - COTTON, PEGGY A.
Peggy A. Cotton, age 74, of Prospect Street in Addison, NY died Sunday, April 25, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Peggy was born August 9, 1935 in Addison to Clinton and Glorina (Bush) Russ. She married Richard Cotton in 1957 and was preceded in death by him in 1990. Peggy loved to travel and was an avid reader, primarily non-fiction and several newspapers. She was interested in following politics and had a love for music. She took great pride in her home, both inside and out. She and her daughter had a mutual interest in theatre and going to performances on Broadway. She was a Mets fan. She is survived by her daughter, Michelle Cotton of Addison; cousins, Ed Russ of Addison, William Russ of Addison, Lee (Anna) Russ of Big Flats, and Priscilla Bush of Elmira, NY. Services will be held at the convenience of the family at Flint Funeral Home in Addison. Burial will be in Addison Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fingerlakes Humane Society, 7315 State Route 54, Bath, NY 14810, Chemung County Humane Society, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903, or to the Addison Public Library. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 27, 2010
SAWYER - VALENZUELA, Bonnie L.
September 4, 1945 - April 18, 2010
Born in Elmira, NY, Bonnie and her family moved to California in 1954. She grew up in the Torrance area graduating from Leuzinger High School. She married Diogenes "Dee" Valenzuela in 1966 settling in Harbor City, California where they raised their family until 2006. Dee and Bonnie retired and moved to Beaumont, California where they have lived for the past 4 years. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Bonnie is survived by her husband, daughters, Holly Garcia and Victoria Bautista and son, Craig Valenzuela, her son-in-laws, Ruel Garcia and Armando Bautista and daughter-in-law, Janet Valenzuela and the joy and loves of her life her "grandbabies", Lauren and Robert Torres, Sophia and Amanda Bautista, Mark, Sarah and John Valenzuela. Her passing leaves a huge void in the lives of those who knew and loved her. She is preceded in death by her parents, Thurston and Olive Sawyer and sister, Catherine Hession. A mass to celebrate her life will be held on Thursday, April 22 at 11am at Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church, 1234 Palm Ave., Beaumont. Viewing will be at 9:30 am on Thursday prior to the celebratory mass at Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in memory of Bonnie Valenzuela to the American Cancer Society – Elmira Star Gazette, April 21, 2010
SCRIBNER Heather L.
Age 29 of Elmira, NY died
, Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 very unexpectedly at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Heather was born in Elmira, November 8th, 1980. She is survived by her children; Kyleigh Scribner, Kaytlyn and Kevin Wright and Jadon Lagonegro; mother; Bonita (Glen) Holloway, father; Stephen (Janet) Scribner all of Elmira, grandparents; Clifford and Rita Havens of Elmira, step-grandmother; Alice Fulkrod; sister; Rachel (Scott) McElroy of Florida, step-brothers; Russell and Katy Andrews of Elmira, Ken and Anna Holloway of NC, step-sister, Kim and Brian Biehl of SC; as well as several aunts and uncles including special aunt, Lucy (James Irvin) Scribner of Elmira and special friend, Jeremy Lagonegro with whom she resided. In addition, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Heather was a 1998 graduate of Southside High School. She worked at Elcor Health Services for five years as a CNA, Arnot Ogden as a clinical assistant, in the last few years she was employed by the United States Post office here in Elmira as a mail clerk and letter carrier. She loved her children and family. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Saturday, May 8th, 2010 from 4:00PM to 7:00PM. Funeral services celebrating Heather's life will follow the calling hours at 7:00PM. Lay Pastor John Knapp will officiate. The family will provide all necessary floral arrangements, those wishing may make memorials to the Chemung County SPCA, Rt. 352, Elmira, NY. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 7, 2010
SEMLER Gary T.
Age 54 of Elmira, NY. He was born October 13, 1955 in Germany the son of Thomas and Shirley (Morgan) Semler and died
Monday, May 3, 2010 unexpectedly at home. He was predeceased by his father Thomas; brothers Michael Joseph and Gerald David; sister Katherine Elizabeth. Gary is survived by his son Patrick of Elmira; mother Shirley of Catlin; brother Daniel of Catlin; sister Donna Pidcoe of Millerton, PA; nephew Joseph Pidcoe of Catlin; aunts and uncles Jeanne Bollen of Elmira, Mary (Chris) Shelmerdine of Baldwinsville, NY, Bob and David Semler both of Elmira, Ronald Morgan of Sayre, PA, Joan Helstrom of Maine, Faye Temple of Elmira and William Morgan of New York, along with several cousins. There will be no prior calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 6, 2010
SHELLEY Robert W.
Age, 76, of Gaines, PA, died on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at his home. Born July 20, 1933, in Gaines, he was a son of the late Ralph and Hazel (Hampton) Shelley. He was a member of the last graduating class of the Gaines School in 1953. He was a Veteran, having served with the United States Army in the Korean War. He was married to the former Faye Connelly, who predeceased him on January 28, 1980. Bob was a self employed carpenter. He was a member of the Galeton VFW Post #6611 and the Galeton Moose and was an extremely skilled woodworker who loved to fish and hunt. Surviving are two sons, Glenn (Roberta) Shelley, Elmira, NY and Robert Bruce (Dawn) Shelley, Anchorage, AK; two daughters, Virginia (Rusty) Johnson, Gaines and Brenda Brown, Wellsboro, PA; a sister, Edith M. Moorse; twelve grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 from 11:00 to 12:00 pm, with Funeral Services following at 12:00 pm. The Rev. Bradley Prouty will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to Gaines Game Feeders. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 2, 2010
SMITH Donald K.
January 15, 1917 - April 18, 2010
93, Venice, FL, formerly of Elmira and Peekskill, NY died April 18, 2010. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Valois, NY. Survivors include wife, Betty (Olney); son, Rick of Trumansburg, NY; daughter, Betsy Smith of Glenmont, NY; sister, Virginia Knapp of Connecticut; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by daughter-in-law, Pat and son-in-law, Paul. Donald is preceded in death by seven brothers and three sisters. He graduated from Watkins Glen High in 1935 and Rochester Institute of Technology in 1939. Don worked at Bendix, Elmira Heights as manager of tool design and engineering and also at IBM in Fishkill, NY as a mechanical engineer manager, retiring in 1981. Don was an Elder and member of Lake Street Presbyterian in Elmira, Peekskill Presbyterian and Venice Presbyterian Churches. He was a Past Master of the Masonic Lodge of Elmira Heights. He served as a volunteer and board member of South County Food Bank in Venice and was President of the Federation of Mobil Home Owners at Venice Isle. Don and Betty spent every summer at the cottage they built on Seneca Lake with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, teaching them to enjoy nature and watersports. Don was loved and admired by all who knew him and will be greatly missed. Donations may be made to TideWell Hospice, Inc., North Port or charity of choice. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 25, 2010
SMITH - STERLING, Phyllis A.
A long time resident of the Caton and Pine City communities died
on Monday, April 26, 2010 at the family farm she loved so very much in the care of her loving family. Born on February 15, 1932 in Elmira, NY, Phyllis was the daughter of the late Cecil J. & Lola F. Chamberlain Smith. From an early age, Phyllis learned the importance of hard work and applied it to her family's dairy farm. She married John Sterling on March 18, 1950 in the Webb Mills Church where they have been members for many years and also active members in the Caton United Methodist Church. In addition to being a homemaker and working on the farm, Phyllis was also employed at the Excel dairy for 14 years and Elcor Health services for 10 years. Her interests included collecting keepsakes, making quilts with her husband, gardening, flea markets and being surrounded by her loving family. Surviving is her cherished family, children, Rosanna (Earl "Boney") Audinwood, Bruce (Gaylene Page) Sterling, Lois Jenkins, Joseph (Lisa) Sterling, Carol (Tim) Barner and Nancy Sterling all of Caton and Pine City; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister, Janice (Earl) Strope, Elmira; brother, Richard C. (Marie) Smith, Pine City; sisters-in-law, Flossie Reeves, Rochester; Mary Farmer, Pine City; Mary Sterling, Pine City; son-in-law, Timothy Jenkins, many nieces, nephews and family friends. Phyllis was predeceased by her parents, Cecil J. & Lola F. Chamberlain Smith; her beloved husband, John Sterling on July 18, 2009 and her brother, Donald Smith. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Thursday April 29, 2010 between the hours of 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral services for Mrs. Sterling will follow at 8:15. Interment will take place in Elmwood Cemetery, Caton, at her family's convenience. Memorials may be directed to the Caton United Methodist Church, 11186 Hendy Hollow Rd. Corning, NY 14830 or the Webb Mills United Methodist Church, 1623 Pennsylvania Ave. Pine City, NY 14871 in her memory. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 28, 2010
SULLIVAN Robert F. "Sully"
Robert F. Sullivan, 83, of Rome, NY, died
on April 27, 2010 with his family at his side. Born on January 7, 1927, in Elmira, NY to Eugene H. Sullivan and Rose (Hayes) Sullivan, he was predeceased by his brother, Donald E. Sullivan; his sister, Mary Helen (Sullivan) Michalko; and his beloved wife, Rose (Spencer) Sullivan. He is survived by his children, Kathleen Sullivan of Geneseo, NY, Therese (Sullivan) Caccavale of Hopedale, MA, Maureen (Sullivan) Steigerwald of Rutland, VT, Michael Sullivan and Timothy Sullivan of Elmira, NY, Robert Spencer of Waldorf, MD, and Marianne (Spencer) Passmore of Corning, NY; beloved grandchildren, Jessica (Sullivan) Rutledge, Joseph Sullivan, Melanie (Sullivan) Burge, Samuel, Brian and Peter Caccavale, Jill and Molly Steigerwald, Megan Bassett, Paul and Patrick Spencer, and John Paul and Spencer Passmore; nephews, Louis and Donald Michalko; five great-grandchildren, various nieces and nephews by marriage; close personal friend, Carmel A. Herrin of Rome, NY; and lifetime friend, Fr. Robert C. MacNamara of Elmira, NY. A frequent contributor to Christian publications, he was the author of a book of spiritual inspirations entitled Embrace My Heart. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 3, at 8:15 a.m. from the Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut Street, and at 9:00 a.m. at the Church of St. John the Baptist. Interment at St. Basil's Cemetery in Dushore, PA will be arranged at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 3:00-6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. John's Memorial Fund, 210 E. Dominick St., Rome, NY 13440. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 30, 2010
TEYSSIER - VIAVATTENE Maria C. Aloi Teyssier
Maria C. Aloi Teyssier Viavattene, 96, of Austell, GA, died
on April 30, 2010. Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, May 6, 2010, in the Chapel of West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory, Marietta, GA. Interment will follow at Sunrise Memorial Park in Douglasville, GA. Born in Syracuse, Mrs. Viavattene lived in Georgia for the past 17 years. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 4, 2010
VANDERPOOL - Herbert D. Vanderpool of Binghamton, N.Y. died
Wednesday, April 14th, 2010, at Ashton Nursing Home, in Athens, Pa. Herbert was born February 10, 1941, in Waverly, N.Y., the son of the late Leonard and Ethel Vanderpool. Herbert is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Leonard Jr., and Dawn Vanderpool, of Winterhaven, Fla.; a sister, Dora Cohen of Sayre, a special cousin Margaret Mustard of Waverly and many nieces, nephews, and cousins, whom he dearly loved. He was predeceased by his brother Stanley in 2001. The family wishes to thank all the staff of Ashton Nursing Home for their kindness and caring of Herbert during his illness. A viewing and service will be held at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y., on Saturday, April 17th, from 2 to 3 p.m. – Sayre Morning Times, April 16, 2010
WANAGITIS - Beatrice Lang, 91, of Dushore, Pa., formerly of Mildred,
on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at her home in Dushore, Pa. Bea was born Nov. 28, 1918 in Mildred, Pa., daughter of the late Frank and Mary Zaukaskas Wanagitis. She attended local schools in Mildred, Pa., and married James Francis (Spade) Lang of Mildred on Jan. 31, 1948. He predeceased her on Nov. 2, 2005. Bea worked for many years at the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Mfg. Co. of Mildred, Pa., from which she retired. Bea was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred, Pa., and was a loving spouse, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed being with her large family and maintained a large flower and vegetable garden. She also loved to walk each day through the woods near her home. Surviving are: two daughters and son-in-law Mimi and Thomas Fritsch of Dushore, Pa., and Ronda Lang Farrell of Dushore, Pa.; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers Frank (Miggs) Wanagitis, Joseph (Yoski) Wanagitis, Charles Wanagitis, John Wanagitis and Vincent Wanagitis; and sisters Anna Matlavage, Margaret Johnson, Hilda Shinosky, Elizabeth Hembury, Patronella Molecavage and Lillian Wanagitis. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2010 from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred, Pa. with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, her pastor, presiding. Interment will be in the adjoining parish cemetery. Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 2010 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home. Members of St. Basil's — St. Francis Altar and Rosary Society will recite the Rosary at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers and request that memorial contributions be directed to Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, P.O. Box 307, Dushore, PA 18614. - Towanda Daily Review, April 8, 2010
WHITE Thomas G. Sr.
70, of Wellsboro, PA, formerly of Harrison Valley, PA, died Monday, May 3, 2010. Born July 24, 1939 in Harrison Valley, he was the son of Howard and Onolee F. Kibbe White. He was a co-owner and operator of WW Disposal for many years and was a member of Lewisville Lodge #556, F & AM in Ulysses. Surviving are five sons, Thomas G. (Cindy) White, II of Westfield, Timothy J. White of New Holland, PA, Todd L. White of Harrison Valley, Theodore J. White of Harrison Valley, PA and Benjamin White of Wellsboro; two daughters, Tamela Rae (Raymond) Barrow of Downington, PA and Whitney White of Wellsboro; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, W. Harold (Kathy) White of Virginia Beach, VA; three sisters, Geraldine Bassney of Tioga, PA, Ruth (Wilfred) Peters of Corning, NY, and Helen (Elwin) Van Etten of Harrison Valley; a sister-in-law, Barbara White of Harrison Valley; and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Howard White, Jr. Friends may call Thursday, May 6, 2010 from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Edward Caster will officiate. A Masonic Service will be held 8:30 PM, Thursday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lewisville Lodge #556, Ulysses, PA 16948. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 5, 2010