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.
BAKER David M.
Age 62, of Elmira, NY died peacefully Friday, January 22, 2010 at Arnot Ogden Hospital. Family will receive friends at New Beginnings United Methodist Church, 300 East Miller St., Elmira, from 4-5 p.m. Monday, January 25th, memorial service at 5 p.m. with Pastors Mike Weeden and Ellie Haber officiating. Born 3/9/1947 to Forrest and Barb Baker (deceased). Survived by wife, Elizabeth (Libby); sons, Mark and children, Erin and Robert of CA; David C., wife, Danielle and children, Chynna, Jade and Daniel, Brad J., wife, Krystal and son, Justice, all of Elmira; father and mother-in-law, Edward and Shirley Lenox of Ulster, PA; sister, Barb Northrup of Painted Post, NY; brother, John (Linda) of Wellsburg, NY; best golf buddies, Mike McDonald, Larry and Bud Lawrence. David was a Project Manager for several construction companies in NY and PA. Also survived by loving brother and sisters-in-law. Special thanks to Karen for all her love and support; and to the staff of Arnot Ogden 4B, many thanks. Star Gazette, January 25, 2010
BOROWSKY - HALPERIN, Shirley
Age 86 of Elmira, NY, formerly a longtime resident of White Plains, NY, died
on Wednesday, May 26, 2010. Shirley was born in the Bronx, NY on August 10, 1923 to the late Maurice and Lena Borowsky. She is survived by son, Danny of Boston, MA; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Michelle and their children, Sam and Eli all of Elmira. Loving aunt of Jane and Bob Wills, Mary and Martin Marlowe, Barbara Selling, Larry and Barbara Burrows and Bobby and Anita Burrows; many great-nieces and nephews. Shirley was predeceased by her parents; husband, Benjamin; and brother, Arthur Burrows. She was a member of Hadassah, UJA, volunteer at the White Plains Public Library and the White Plans Hospital. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held at Sharon Gardens Cemetery Valhalla, NY on Friday, May 28, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. A special thank you to the many caregivers and Hospice staff who have been so helpful and caring. ARRANGEMENTS BY BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 27, 2010
CAMPBELL Wayne - Wayne M. Campbell, 67, of Mill St., Ulster,
Thursday evening May 27, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Born January 27, 1943 in Renovo, Pa. he was the son of the late Martha Knisley. On February 21, 1967 he married the former Laura Pelton in Barton, N.Y., who preceded him in death on January 29, 1997. Wayne was employed by G.K.R. Masonry in Ulster, Pa. for many years until his health no longer permitted him to continue. He was a former member of the Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Company. Surviving are his daughter, Michele M. Campbell of Ulster; his brother, Allen Knisley of Renovo; his sisters-in-law, Esther Butcher of Granville Summit, Pa., Josephine Saxon of Powell, Pa., Gloria Johnson of Powell, Pa., and Karen Collins of Athens, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife Laura Pelton Campbell, he was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth Knisley. Funeral service will be private. Interment will be private. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster, Pa. – Sayre Morning Times, May 28, 2010
COOK John R. Sr.
63 of Dear's Trailer Park, Tioga, PA died
May 22, 2010. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA, Tuesday from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. where funeral services will follow at 6:00 p.m. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 24, 2010
JOHN R. COOK SR. (1946-2010)
John R. Cook, Sr. 63, of Tioga, died
Saturday, May 22, 2010, at his home. He was born May 28, 1946, in Elkland, the son of Charles Perry and Marion Gardner Cook. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, from 5 to 6 p.m., where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 6 p.m. Memorial donations may be made directly to his wife, Sandra Cook, 26 Doe Lane, Lot #21, Tioga, Pa. 16946, to help with expenses. The Wellsboro Gazette from May 24 to June 1, 2010
COOPER - HARRIS, Theodora A.
Age 86 of South Broadway, Wellsburg, NY died
Thursday, May 20th, 2010 at the St. Josephs Hospital Elmira, NY. Theodora was born in Elmira, March 1st, 1924. She was the daughter of the late Emmett and Eva (Benson) Cooper. She is survived by her daughter; Joyce (Dean) Vaardahl of Cascade, Idaho; 6 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 3 Great, Great Grandchildren; sisters; Marian (Mervin) Williams of Wilseyville, NY, Genevieve Miller of Lowman, NY, Brother Vince (Esther) Cooper of Lowman, NY; several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her son Terry Bates, and sister Geraldine Grace. She was an avid animal lover of all kinds and types. She was a very generous person who loved to take her weekly outings with family. Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorial donations to the SPCA of Chemung County, Rt. 352 Elmira, NY 14903. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 25, 2010
COPP Merle I. "Jake"
Churchville, NY, died
Thursday, January 14, 2010 at the age of 80. He is survived by his wife Elinor (Nesbit) Copp; his children, Rebecca (Mike) Coogan, Beth (Gene) Lafaro, Harold Copp, Julie (Ken) Fee and Melissa (Doug) Ouimette; grandchildren, Matthew (Julie), Aaron, Jennifer, Nicholas, Amy, Jeffrey, Marissa, Miranda, Makayla, Marlaina, Mariah, Monica and Liam; great grandchildren, Jacob, Eli and Ava; his siblings, Vera Leach, Roberta Jackson, Raymond Copp and Byron (Pat) Copp; sisters-in-law, Mildred McElwaine, Doris Nesbit and Margurite Copp; brother-in-law, Joseph Magno; many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service Saturday, January 30th at 1:00 PM at Union Congregational UCC, 14 North Main Street Churchville, NY 14428. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hildebrandt Hospice, 2652 Ridgeway Avenue, Rochester, NY 14626 or Churchville Lions Club P.O. Box 364 Churchville, NY 14428 in Merle's memory.
CRUVER James - Mr. James D. Cruver, 80, of RR 2 Box 2454, Laceyville,
at his home on North Flat Windham Twp., Wyoming Co., on Sunday afternoon, May 23, 2010, after a long illness. He was born in Laceyville, Pa., on Feb. 23, 1930, the son of the late Hartley L. and Myrtle G. Arthur Cruver. Growing up in Laceyville, he was a graduate of the Laceyville High School, class of 1948. During high school and for a couple years after graduation, he was employed by Cruver Trucking, his father's business, driving coal truck in Wyoming and Bradford counties. From 1951 until 1954, he served his country, during the Korean War, as a sergeant in the United States Marines Corp. Immediately after his war service he flew directly to Fairbanks, Alaska, where he worked as a heavy equipment operator for Mac Dozer Service in building construction. Returning to Laceyville in 1956, he returned to marry his wife, the former Evelyn R. Repsher, on May 19, 1956. For the next year he and his wife returned to Fairbanks, where he worked for the same construction company. After returning to Laceyville he was employed by his father-in-law, Dutch Repsher Trucking, and also Hempt Brothers Construction, on the construction of U.S. Route 6, through Wyoming and Bradford counties. After the Route 6 construction project, he was employed in Linden, N.J. on a pipeline construction project, and later the Penn Can Highway project in Susquehanna County, near Lenox, Pa. For a short time in the late 1960s he was employed by Masonite Corp. in Towanda, Pa.. From 1968 until his retirement in 1974, he had owned and operated his own dozer service, and was a quarryman on North Flat. During that time he built Cruver Mobile Home Park, and he and his family operated the park from the late 1960s until the present. Mr. Cruver was a member of the Rought Hall Post No. 510 American Legion in Black Walnut, Pa. and the Endless Mountains V.F.W. Post No. 3583 in Mehoopany, Pa. Throughout the years, he was a long time Wyoming Co. Republican committeeman, and was a member of the Wyoming Co. Redevelopment Authority, as well as the Northern Tier Redevelopment Authority. Mr. Cruver was elected as a Windham Twp. supervisor, where he served as the chairman, and while living in Laceyville Borough he was elected on Laceyville Borough Council. Surviving are: his wife of 54 years, the former Evelyn R. Repsher Cruver; his son Matthew Cruver and his long time friend Beth Ramey of North Flat; and his daughter and her husband, Jamie and Kevin Klesh, of Horseheads, N.Y. He is also survived by his four grandchildren, Mark Cruver and Luke Cruver, both of Tunkhannock, Pa., and Ava Klesh and Isaac Klesh, both of Horseheads, N.Y.; his ex-daughter-in-law and her husband, Judy and Ron Murach, of Tunkhannock, Pa.; as well as several sisters-in-laws and brothers-in-laws, and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-mother, Mildred Cruver, Jan. 10, 1997; his son, Mark Carlton Cruver, Jan. 2, 1972; his two brothers, Zane Cruver, 1948, and Wayne Cruver, 2006; two sisters, Betty Davis, 1994, and Helen Williams, 2006; and special uncle and aunt Lloyd and Myrtle Arthur. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 27, 2010, from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa., with Rev. Jeff Wilkenson, chaplain with Guthrie Hospice, officiating. Interment will be in the Lacey St. Cemetery, in Laceyville, Pa. Family and friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26, at the funeral home. Graveside military services will be conducted by the members of the Rought Hall Post No. 510, and Dennis Strong Post No. 457 American Legions, and the Endless Mountains Post No. 3583 V.F.W. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1 Box 154, Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA 18848–9415. – Towanda Daily Review, May 25, 2010
DARROW Gerald - Gerald F. Darrow, 78, died
peacefully Sunday morning, May 16, 2010. Gerald was born on September 8, 1931 at the family farm in West Burlington. His favorite farm chore as a boy was to “go get the cows”. He enjoyed the walk over the hill and the view across the valley where he was free to linger with and appreciate the wildness of nature. He attended Troy High School, and then went on to Mansfield College in Pennsylvania to begin his studies in music education. In the fall of 1956, he began graduate studies at Indiana University where he met his wife and lifelong partner, Sarah Brown in Music History class. Gerald and Sarah married in Miami, FL in August of 1957. In 1960 they moved to Berea, KY where he accepted a one-year teaching position at Berea College. In 1961 the family arrived in Platteville and Gerald began his 32-year tenure at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Gerald was instrumental in bringing music to the campus and the larger Platteville community and founded the University/Community Orchestra, the Platteville Chorale and Children’s Choir, Platteville Summer Music Festival and Madrigal Dinner. Following retirement in 1992, Gerald served on the Wisconsin Arts Board for 12 years. Central to Gerald’s life was his devotion to his family and friends, love of teaching and dedication to his students. Gerald took great comfort in his spiritual life and great joy in his service to the First Congregational United Church of Christ choir. His life was filled with many blessings and when asked how he was doing, he was quick to say “Better than I Deserve”. Gerald is survived by his loving wife, Sarah, his three daughters and their families, Catherine and Larry Stephens and daughter Anna of Madison, WI, Susan Darrow and Ray Lyght of Deerfield, WI and Mary Darrow and Craig Mushel and son Andrew of Ames, IA, and daughter Kami Mushel and grandchild Kalaya of Long Beach, CA. He is survived by three sisters, Vera Harper of West Burlington, Janet (Earle) Stanton of Elmira, NY, and Marcella Williams of Wellsboro, along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his two brothers Jake and Carl Darrow and his parents Leon and Beatrice Darrow. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Hospice Care, Southwest Home Care, and dear family and friends who rallied around in our time of need. A musical celebration of his life will be held at 1:30 pm on Saturday, June 26th at the Platteville First Congregational United Church of Christ. Following the service, a gathering of family and friends will be held at the UW Platteville Nohr Gallery 3-6pm. In lieu of flowers the family encourages donations to the Gerald Darrow and Joan Orvis Music Scholarship (UWP Foundation, Platteville), The Platteville Chorale or Southwest Health Center Hospice in Platteville. – Canton Sentinel, May 28, 2010
DEMBINSKY - RUDNICKI, Agnes H.
Age 95 of Elmira, NY died
at home, Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 with her family by her side. Agnes was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Dembinsky. She was born in Shenandoah, PA, August 14th, 1914. She is survived by her children: Susan (Donald) Zahorian of Horseheads, NY, Ellen (Patrick) Hicks of Elmira, NY; grandson Jonathan (Korey) Hicks of McKinney, TX; great grandchildren; Olivia and Jackson Hicks. She was predeceased by her husband; John Rudnicki, daughter; Kathryn Rudnicki and numerous sisters. Agnes was a devoted mother who loved her children, grandson and great grandchildren. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church on the Southside. She worked for the Arnot Ogden Medical Center for many years both in the Snack Bar and volunteering for the auxiliary. Agnes also devoted much of her time to RSVP and the Meals on Wheels program in Elmira. In her later years she spent many hours reading and playing cards with her friends and family. In honoring Agnes' wish her funeral services will remain private. Her interment will take place in Shenandoah, PA at the convenience of the family. Those wishing please make memorial donations in her name to the RSVP or the Meals on Wheels program or to the charity of one's choice. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 19, 2010
DEMLER - STRAUBINGER, Ruth Demler
Age 92, of Horseheads, died Friday, January 22, 2010 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Ruth was born May 29, 1917 in Buffalo, NY, daughter of George Demler and Elizabeth Krohn Demler. She is predeceased by her husband Joseph P. Straubinger, brother Norbert Demler, sister and brother-in-law, Marie and George Bork. Ruth is survived by her daughter Linda R. Roessler, with husband Barry, of Elmira; daughter Deborah Straubinger, with husband Mark Conway, of NYC; grandchildren, Adam (Kristen) Roessler, Debra (Sharkee Niemi) Roessler, Elizabeth Roessler, Alexandra Conway; great-grandchildren, Aidan, Riley, and Miles Roessler; sister-in-law Mary Ann Demler; along with many nieces and nephews. Committal services will take place in Cheektowaga, NY at Our Lady Help of Christians Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held at Park Church, Elmira, in February on a day and time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Ruth with a donation to a charity of your choice. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Star Gazette, January 26, 2010
DILLARD Brenda - Brenda L. Linson, 65, Springfield, OH, was released from a courageous, fourteen-year battle with pancreatic cancer and joined her Heavenly Father on Monday morning, May 17, 2010, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Clark County, Ohio, on October 2, 1944 the daughter of William and Dorothy (Knisley) Dillard. Brenda was a graduate of Miami University at Oxford, received her Master's degree, and completed a long career as an elementary school teacher at South Vienna Elementary School. She was a member of Hillside Church of God where she taught youth Sunday school and had been director of vacation bible school. Brenda enjoyed nature, traveling, and watching old movies, but her greatest joy was in spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her father and step-mother, William and Betty Dillard of South Charleston, OH; husband of 43 years, Gene A. Linson; daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Daniel Gilliland of Troy; son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Lennie Linson of Springfield, OH; and eight grandchildren, Brandt, Mackenzie, Brendal, Landon, Tauryn, Rowyn, Baelin, and Elias. Also surviving is her brother and sister-in-law, Gary Michael and Patricia Dillard of South Vienna, OH and a niece and nephew, Pamela and James Dillard. She was preceded in death by her mother; a niece, Michelle Dillard; and Gene's parents, George and Clara Linson. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home. A celebration of Brenda's life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 20, in the Hillside Church of God, 2021 Hillside Ave., with Rev. George Reed and Rev. Mike Criner officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hillside Church of God. – Canton Sentinel, May 28, 2010
DORNEY Robert M. "Pappy"
Age 74, of Gillett, PA died
Sunday, January 24, 2010 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Robert was born March 12, 1935 in Allentown, PA son of the late Jacob and Irene Bertsch Dorney. He was a graduate of Coopersburg High School and married the former Maryann Zelasko who survives. Bob was retired from the PB&NE Railroad where he worked as a Yardmaster. Bob was a lifetime member of the NRA, member of the South Creek Northern Tier Sportsman Club and was an avid outdoorsman and hunter. Survivors include his loving wife Maryann Z. Dorney of Gillett, PA, son and daughter-in-law, William R. and Barbara Dorney of Emmaus, PA, daughter and son-in-law, Donna M. and Raymond Martin of Fayetteville, PA, three grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, a niece, Jennifer Dornay. Bob was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Donald L. Dornay. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, January 28, 2010 from 4 to 5:30 PM at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA. His memorial service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 5:30 PM with Rev. Richard Noggle officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials are directed to the American Diabetes Association , 501 N. 17th Street, Suite 212, Allentown, PA 18104.
DURKIN Madeline E.
Of Decatur St., Corning died January 28th. Survived by a brother, Joseph V. Durkin of Corning; sisters, Margaret Personius of Corning, Delores (Arthur) Overstrom of Endicott and Pat (Richard) Sample of Big Flats; brother-in-law, Charles Saunders. Calling hours are at Acly-Stover Funeral Home, January 31st from 2-4 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the Funeral Home on February 1st, at 10:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial at St. Vincent de Paul Church at 11:00 A.M. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery. Elmira Star Gazette, January 30, 2010
FOSTER Ronald Charles
Ronald Charles Foster age 59 of Elkland, PA died
peacefully on May 26, 2010. After a long battle with diabetes, his family celebrates that he has gone home to be with his Lord. Ron was born in Arkport, NY son of Reverend Charles Foster and Jane Carpenter Foster who predeceased him. He began his work career with the Elkland Journal where he spent 10 years as a printer and then spent the remainder of his career at Morgan and Margraff Lumber in Elkland, PA. Ron was a member of the Elkland Free Methodist Church where he served as the church delegate and even though he was legally blind, Ron enjoyed woodworking and building fine furniture for family and friends. Ronald is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Shirley Hart Foster; daughters Shelley (David) Holst of Wilmington, NC and Susan (Mark) LaCoe of Danville, KY; grandchildren Christopher and Caraline of Danville, KY and Travis of Wilmington, NC. Ron is also survived by his loving sister Flora (Larry) Cowan of Slippery Rock, PA and brother Rick (Frances) Foster of Charlotte, NC. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Ron's life at the Elkland Free Methodist Church, 102 Coates Ave., Elkland, PA on Saturday, May 29, 2010 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. A service will be held beginning at 3:30 p.m. and will be officiated by Rev. Lynton Perry and Rev. Harry Dow. Memorial donations in Ron's name may be made to the Elkland Free Methodist Church at the address listed above or to the American Diabetes Association , P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or visit www.diabetes.org. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 28, 2010
GARELLE - PATTERSON Catherine L. (Cathy Garelle)
Age 58 - Called home by God Thursday January 21, 2010 surrounded by her loving family. She is predeceased by her loving parents, Leo & Bette (Rohde) Garelle; grandmother, Adele Rohde (her adored Mine); beloved life companion, Derek Clarke; brother, Bernard (Bernie) Garelle; and nephew, Jamie DeRico. She is survived by her children, sons, Michael Nelan (Nicola Donahoe); David Nelan (Jennie Daugherty); and daughter, Monica Garelle; brother, Leo Garelle Jr.; sister, Rita Ann Garelle; grandchildren, Kerrick Duchy, Justin Nelan, Brandon and Amanda Couse, Madalenn, Lidia, Dominick and Nathan Nelan. Lifelong best friend, Michelle (Shelly) Lepere; special friends, Jimmy DeRico, Christine Couse, and Marie Duchy. Along with many other friends, cousins, nieces and nephews. "Catherine was a unique character and a very special woman. Her inner strength and fortitude, generous spirit, vibrant personality, quick wit, good humor and beautiful smile touched all that were privileged to know her. Although, she will be sorely missed by those who remain behind, we shall rejoice in our countless precious memories of her." Friends & loved ones may pay their respects at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Friday, January 29, 2010 between the hours of 6-8 p.m. A Memorial Service will take place at a later date.
HILL Linda C.
64, of 3 Tuxill Ave., Corning, formerly of Hammondsport, died
Wednesday, January 27, 2010, at her home. She was born December 1, 1945 in Union, NY, the daughter of Edward and Florence Sherman Hill. Linda was an administration assistant at the Bath VA for over 20 years, retiring in 2000. She adored her family and enjoyed entertaining at her home and participated in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life . Surviving are her husband, Roger S. Adams; daughters, Tammy Slayton of Hammondsport and Cynthia Passero of Alaska; son, Michael Passero of Corning; brother, Ronald Hill of Avoca; and sisters, Sandy Yeoman of Wheeler and Roxanne Hill of Prattsburgh; two grandchildren, Amber Slayton and Frank Tower; stepdaughter, Christine Bryan Caruso (Bill); stepsons, Jeff Bryan and Jim Adams; and step-grandchildren, Eden and William Caruso. Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the LaMarche Funeral Home, 35 Main St., Hammondsport, where a funeral service will take place Sunday at 4 p.m. Everyone is then invited to the Hammondsport American Legion for a luncheon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fingerlakes Humane Society, 7315 State Route 54, Bath, NY 14810 or the American Cancer Society , Attn: Relay For Life , 1316 College Ave. Ste. #2, Elmira, NY 14901.
LAUPER Jr., Rudolph William (Rudy)
On Friday May 14th, Rudy peacefully died
while at the Palliative Care Unit of the VA Medical Center in Gainesville, FL. He was 79 years young. Rudy lived with his son, Roger Lauper, in Hawthorne, FL. He was born on Oct. 6, 1930, in Avoca, NY. He is survived by his 5 children; Penelope Russell (Jon) of Clearwater FL; Victoria Patterson (Scott) of Tokyo, Japan and Horseheads, NY; Denise Burkholder of Landisville, PA; Roger Lauper of Hawthorne FL; and Robin Douglas (Mike) of Gainesville, FL. Rudy is also survived by five of his siblings; Mary Norris and Loretta Lauper of Big Flats, NY; Geraldine Dewert of Elmira, NY; Virginia Provorse of Montour Falls, NY; and Harold Lauper (Anna) of Horseheads, NY. He also leaves his legacy to 10 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents Rudolph and Margaret (Wagner) Lauper, Rudy was also predeceased by his brother Donald, brother in law Jimmy Norris, and niece Linda (Norris) Reed. A private celebration of his life and scattering of his ashes will be held by his children at a later date. In lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Rudy with memorials to the Big Flats American Legion or the charity of one's choice. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 19, 2010
MALONE Michael Patrick – Age 63, of Chesterfield, VA died
on Sunday, May 9, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Janet Malone; sons and daughters-in-law, Eric and Christine Malone, and Mark and Leah Malone; mother, Mary Malone; brother, Ted Malone and his wife, Tanya; aunt, Ann Trengo; his most favorite grandchildren, Ashley and Kayley; and many other nieces, nephews and family members. Michael was a graduate of Notre Dame, where he played football under coach Ara Parseghian, from 1966 through 1969, and shared in the glory of the 1966 National Title team. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and served as past Grand Knight. Michael also enjoyed golf as a member of the Highlands Country Club. He worked for Allstate Insurance for 37 years. His sons are very appreciative for all their father’s gracious giving to the quality life they enjoy. He will be missed by all who knew him. The family will hold a memorial Mass at St. Patrick’s Church in Elmira NY on Sunday, June 27th at 5 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312, or the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, VA 23060 – Elmira Star Gazette, May 18, 2010
McLAUD Bruce Wayne
Age 66, of Bloomington. Preceded in death by father, Olin Wayne McLaud and brother, David McLaud. Survived by wife, Cheryl; his children, Richard, Christopher (Jennifer) and Meaghan; and their mother, Alberta Synnestvedt; grandchildren, Ashley, Taylor, Madison, and Joshua; mother, Miriam McLaud; and brother, Larry McLaud. Family would like to extend a special thanks to Fairview Hospice and Our Lady of Good Counsel. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Memorial services have already taken place.
MINSCHWANER - FALKLER, Joan A. (Minschwaner)
Age 73, of Troy, PA, formerly of Wellsboro, PA, died Friday, May 21, 2010 at Bradford County Manor, Troy, PA. Joan was born October 29, 1936 in Trenton, NJ, a daughter of Walter and Gladys (Bowers) Minschwaner. She was predeceased by her husband of 40 years, Edward Falkler. Joan attended Ewing High School and Saint Francis School of Nursing, Trenton, NJ. She worked for several years as a nurse before retiring to Wellsboro nearly 26 years ago. She was a nurse's aide at Broad Acres. Joan was an avid reader and a gifted writer, having her poems published locally. It has been heard that she would drive over a mountain and through a blizzard to play a game of Bingo. Joan was a great cook and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, dessert, and vacationing at Wildwood, NJ. Joan is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth "Betsy" Haldeman of Avoca, PA; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Laura Baldwin of Manderin, FL; daughter and son-in-law, Joanie and Jack Williams of Mansfield, PA; 8 grandchildren, Timothy and Lisa Price, William (Robin) Baldwin of Millersburg, PA; Sarah Haldeman, Christopher Baldwin, Jonathan Falkler, Jack and Christal Williams; 4 great-granddaughters, Hannah, Julia, Sofia and Ava Baldwin; 2 great-grandsons, Christian and Caden Falkler; son-in-law, Tom Price of Memphis, TN; sister, Bernice Maze, Pennington, NJ; brother and sister-in-law, Walter and June Minschwaner, Jr. of Wellsboro, PA; many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward, a daughter, Christal Price in 2002; a son, William Baldwin in 1972; grandchildren, Patrick Baldwin and Richie Haldeman; a brother-in-law, Morris Maise in 2010. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 from 4:00 to 5:00 P.M. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow at 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday at the funeral home. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 24, 2010
MOFFITT - HARKENRIDER Marjorie T.
Age 78, of S. Tuscarora Road, Osceola, PA, entered into rest on Monday evening, January 25, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Born in Bombay, NY on October 13, 1931, she was the daughter of Winslow B. and Annie L. Gallant Moffitt. She met her husband, Eugene E. Harkenrider in Boston, MA and they were married on March 17, 1953 in Beacon Hill, MA. A homemaker, Marge attended the St. Thomas Catholic Church in Elkland. She was a true Bingo enthusiast, an avid reader and loved to do embroidery work. Surviving are her husband of over 56 years, Eugene Harkenrider of Osceola; her sons and daughters-in-law, David and Faith Ann Harkenrider of Nelson, PA, Thomas and Norma Harkenrider of Springboro, OH, William Harkenrider of Evans, GA and Robert Francis Thomas and June Harkenrider of Corning; her daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Randall Leisure of Millerton; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her brothers, Fred (Evelyn) Moffitt of Cape Cod, MA and William Moffitt of Florida; her sisters, Shirley Cleland of Needham, MA, Virginia Moffitt of Burbank, CA and Jean Ann (Sam) McIntosh of Austin, IN; along with many nieces and nephews. Marge was preceded in death by her son, James E. Harkenrider in August 1964; her sister, Doris Ayers; and her brother, Raymond Wentworth. Friends may call on Friday, January 29, from 2-4 and 7-8:30 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St. in Woodhull. A prayer service will follow at 8:30 p.m. with Rev. John Kita officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Rexville, NY.
NEWKIRK - HOSKINSON Phyllis A.
Age 68, of Waterloo, NY died
surrounded by her family on May 15, 2010 after a 22 year battle with breast cancer. She is predeceased by her parents Phillip and Elizabeth Hasbrouck Newkirk. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Dick Weideman Jr., granddaughters with families Jodi Szerszen with children Lauren, Sidney and Dillon, Carrie Weideman (Justin) with children Claire, Peyton and Justin Jr., Lisa Weideman (West) with children Julia, Emma and Ashley, Kelly Weideman (Christopher) with daughter Ava, brother, Bruce (Mary) Newkirk all of Elmira. Dear friend Maggie Payne of Florida. Phyllis earned her bachelors degree from Elmira College. She retired after 39 years of service from Verizon as a special representative in business and marketing. She was a past member and past regional executive of Sports Car Club of America, Glen Region. She volunteered for Rape Crisis Counseling, Reach to Recovery for cancer patients and was a chaperone for youth skiing for 20 years. Phyllis was a rescuer and caregiver of many unwanted animals throughout her life. A donation to your local animal rescue/shelter would honor her memory. An informal gathering for family and friends to celebrate Phyllis's colorful life will be held at her daughter's home at 359 Riverside Ave. Elmira, NY on May 21st from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 19, 2010
PEYTON - HAYNES Phylena Peyton
Age 86, of Loxahatchee Groves, FL, was called home by her heavenly Father at sunrise on May 22, 2010. She was born at her home in Choctow County, Mississippi on May 21, 1924 to L. DeWitt and Lillie Belle Peyton. Upon high school graduation, Phylena moved to Washington, D.C. to work in the Pentagon for the war effort. In Washington, she met and married her handsome soldier, Lloyd Haynes. After the war, they moved to Horseheads, NY and raised a family. Phylena was the assistant village clerk of Horseheads. By 1972, they had endured too many cold winters, so they moved their family to South Florida. Upon retirement, Lloyd and Phylena traveled extensively in their motor home, visiting 49 states and all of the Canadian provinces. Phylena's devotion to her family and friends was the primary focus of her life. She always placed their needs ahead of her own. She cherished time with her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Lloyd; her children, Nancy Gage, Allen Haynes (Pat), Sharon Burkhardt (Vince), and Dennis Haynes (Lorelle); 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grand children; 12 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Nita Burrough and Faye Busby; four sisters-in-law, Pearl Sutphen, Beatrice Bixby, and Irene and Sarah Peyton; and many other family members and dear friends. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, May 25 at Palms West Funeral Home, Royal Palm Beach, Fl. and interment followed at the South Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a contribution in her name to VITAS HOSPICE CHARITABLE FUND, 1901 South Congress Avenue, Suite 420, Boynton Beach, Florida, 33426, would be sincerely appreciated. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 26, 2010
PORTER Charles - On the morning of Thursday, May 20, 2010, longtime
Canton area resident Charles D. Porter died
unexpectedly at Robert Packer Hospital. He was 48 years of age. Born June 9, 1961 in Williamsport, he was the son of Charles E. and Barbara (Foulkrod) Porter. Known to family and friends as "Skeet," Charles spent most of his life dairy farming until health issues made it impossible. He was a family-oriented man, good-natured, fun loving and energetic. He had a keen sense of humor and was always there with a joke to brighten someone's day. In earlier times, Skeet was a member of the Canton Moose Lodge No. 429, and enjoyed the challenge of raccoon hunting. More recently his hobbies focused on playing cards, enjoying the oldies on the radio each night and watching NASCAR. He was a loyal fan of the late Dale Sr. Whether they called him "Skeet," "Dad" or "Poppy," all who knew Mr. Porter had a special place in their hearts for him. Skeet is survived by: his wife, Annette Bolt, at home; father Charles E. Porter of Canton; sons Michael Porter of Troy and Christopher Bolt of Canton; daughters Melinda Porter of Canton, Tricia Bolt of Old Forge, Pa., and Laura Bolt of Canton; brother Dolson Porter of Canton; sisters Christine Shedden of Williamsport, Charlene Porter and Charlotte Shedden, both of Wyalusing, Nora (and Mike) Barnes and Judy Porter, all of Canton; grandchildren Misty, Mikal, Mason, Alannah, Kalub and Brock Porter. He was preceded in death by grandparents Addison and Edna Porter, mother Barbara Porter, and an infant brother, Michael. Viewing will be from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, May 24, at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton. Services will be at 2 p.m. with Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. – Towanda Daily Review, May 21, 2010
RINEBOLD Karl - Karl A. (Bones) Rinebold, 44, of 78 Sammy Lane,
Athens Township, died
on Friday, May 14, 2010, at home. Karl was born on Feb. 14, 1966, in Sayre, Pa., the son of Karl E. and Nancy E. Miller Rinebold of Chemung, N.Y. Karl loved fishing, working on cars, music and movies. Karl is survived by: his parents; sisters Deb (Fred) Talada of Chemung, N.Y., and Cindy (Dan) Howard of Waverly, N.Y.; grandmother Norma Rinebold of Athens, Pa.; as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, and his faithful companion Hooch. Karl is predeceased by: sister Jody Pond in June 2000; and grandparents Theodore and Helen Miller. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, 2010, at the Christian Missionary Alliance Church, Waverly, N.Y. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made in Karl's name to: Stray Haven Human Society, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY 14892, or to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. – Towanda Daily Review, May 19, 2010
RUGER - Geraldine (Gerry) L. Benjamin, age 72, of Athens Pa.
peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, May 28, 2010. Born, December 27, 1937 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Gerry was the daughter of George and Eleanor Ruger. After her family relocated to the Elmira area Gerry graduated high school from Elmira Free Academy in 1955. She then married Jack Benjamin, also of Elmira, NY, on June 22, 1957 and started a family. She was a self-employed beautician in both Elmira, NY and Athens, Pa. for over twenty years and worked for several employers in the Valley area until her retirement from Elderwood Nursing Facility on January 2, 2009. Gerry is predeceased by her parents and her loving husband, of forty-five years, Jack Benjamin. She is survived by four children, Scott (Marybeth) Benjamin of Lockwood, NY, Shelley (Charles) Rudloff of Sayre, PA., Sonya (Timothy) Davidson of Athens, PA., and Steven (Deborah) Benjamin of Waverly, NY.; eight grandchildren, Nichole (Thomas) Cocco of Waverly, Jacob Benjamin of Waverly, Chase and Brooke Benjamin of Lockwood, Christa (Kevin) Frantz of Sayre, Bryan Rudloff of Sayre, Matthew and Michael Davidson of Athens.; One great grandchild, Alexis Cocco of Waverly; two sisters, Barbara (Robert) Dombroske of Elmira, Marilyn Ruger of Elmira, a brother William (Cindy) Ruger of NC., a sister-in-law, Loretta (Edward) Kukaitis of Towanda, PA., and numerous nieces and nephews. Gerry loved children of all ages, flowers of all types, and the arts in all mediums. She was a consummate ballerina and loved to paint with pastels and water color. Gardening was her passion and her family was her life. She will be deeply missed by many. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Blauvelt Funeral Home 625 Broad St Waverly NY. Those wishing to do so may send a sympathy message of remembrance to Geraldine's family at www.blauveltfuneralhome.com under obituaries. Blauvelt Funeral Home
SCHMIDT- Frederick William Schmidt, 64, died Saturday morning, Jan. 23, 2010, at his home in Kingsport, Tenn. Frederick was born May 5, 1945, in Elkland. He was the son of Henry Sr. and Luella Christian Schmidt. He enjoyed hunting and spending time with his family whenever he could. Frederick is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Doris Young Schmidt of Tioga; a sister, Bernice (Connelly) Schmidt of Douglas, Wyo.; two sons, Fred and John Schmidt, address unknown. - Wellsboro Gazette, January 27, 2010
SCHNAUTZ Earl E.
A longtime resident of the Southport community died
at his Cedar St. home on Friday afternoon, January 22, 2010 with his loving family at his side at the age of 77. Born on August 25, 1932 in Elmira, Earl was the son of the late, Elmer & Freida Schwab Schnautz. He married Anna Parfitt on January 3, 1954 in Centenary United Methodist Church. Earl was well known in the Southport community having operated E & O Ford Sales / Southern Tier Heating for over 50 years and was a member of Riverside United Methodist Church. Surviving is his loving family, wife and companion, Anna Parfitt Schnautz, Southport; son, Earl (Debbie Lackey) Schnautz; grandchildren, Brittany Schnautz, Rochester and Katie Schnautz, Elmira; sister, Barbara Schnautz, Elmira; brother, Carl (Sally) Schnautz, Horseheads; nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Earl was predeceased by his daughter, Melinda "Moe" Carpenter on March 30, 2008. In honoring his wishes there will be no public services. Memorials in his memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice for the wonderful care they gave Earl through his long illness and final days at home.
SHAW Richard W.
Age 72 of Burkshire Dr. in Horseheads and adored husband of Sandra (Thurber) Shaw, finished his final race as he died
on May 23, 2010. In addition to his wife, Dick is survived by his parents, Richard and Betty (Hoyt) Shaw of Horseheads; sons and daughter, Richard Shaw II of Horseheads, Cary (Kathy) Shaw of Horseheads, Lori (David) Bargesser of Grass Lake, MI; seven grandchildren; several in laws including beloved sister-in-law, Karen Knapp of Elmira and many friends. He was predeceased by his brother, Ronald. Dick retired from Ashland Oil. He was a member of Breesport Baptist Church and active as a Deacon who served many. He was an active runner having completed over 40 marathons including Boston nine times. Family and friends are invited to call at the Breesport Baptist Church 240 Church St. Breesport Thursday May 27, 2010 from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 p.m. His service will be celebrated on Friday at 10:00 a.m. Interment to take place at the convenience of his family. Those wishing may also remember Dick with memorials to Twin Tiers Christian Academy Box K, Breesport, NY 14816. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 25, 2010
SMITH Richard C.
Age 70, Dodge Avenue, Corning, NY died on Friday, May 21, 2010 at RWJ University Hospital of Rahway, New Jersey very unexpectedly. Richard was born in Jersey City, NJ on January 25, 1940 to Charles and Mae (Palamara) Smith. He served his country in the United States Army in Korea. He enjoyed his cottage on Seneca Lake. Richard loved his family and had a great sense of humor. Richard also enjoyed doing things for others. Survived by his wife Annette; one daughter, Bernadette (Brian) Johnson of Glendale, AZ; one son, Bryan (Jamie) Tanner of Fulton, NY; grandchildren, Courtney, Nicholas, Cody, Bryanna, and Samantha; brother-in-law, Francis (Mary Helen) Olmstead of Knoxville, TN; loving aunt, Rose Woodard of Corning; special cousin, Patti Lapasnick of Corning; nieces, nephews, and cousins. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday May 27th in St. Mary's Cemetery, Park Avenue, Corning, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to Carpenter's Funeral Home LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street in Corning. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 25, 2010
SNELL - HUGHES, Jean
Age 83, formerly of Snell Road, Elmira, NY died
Monday, January 25, 2010 at Elcor Health Services. She was born October 9, 1926 in Sayre, PA daughter of the late Jessie and Elsie (Vesty) Snell. Jean was a self employed dairy farmer for many years and later worked at Central Recycling. She loved all animals, especially horses. Her other interests included gardening, growing flowers, playing the piano and organ. Jean was also an avid hunter. She was a past member of the Chemung, North Chemung and Lowman United Methodist Churches. Survivors include her son and his fiancé Benjamin Hughes and Kelly Olschewske of Elmira, NY grandchildren, Andrew (Samantha) Hughes of Jamestown, NY and Eric Hughes of Horseheads, NY, great-grandchildren, Anthony, Lilly and Jamie, a niece Barbara Grace of Elmira, NY and several other nieces, nephews and cousins. Jean was predeceased by her parents, three brothers and one sister. Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 7 PM Saturday, January 30, 2010 at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main St. Wellsburg, NY. Jean's funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 7 PM at the funeral home with Rev. James Carr officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials are directed to the Southern Tier Hospice, 185 E. Corning Rd, Corning, NY 14830. Star Gazette, January 27, 2010
STARKWEATHER Merle R.
Age 89 of Odessa, New York died
on Tuesday, January 26, 2010, at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Mr. Starkweather is survived by his wife of 67 years, Marjorie E. Starkweather; children, Merle Jr. and Jean Starkweather of Elmira, NY, Carol and Frank Dudgeon of Cayuta, NY, David and Helen Starkweather of Montour Falls, NY, Diane Johnson of Florida and Bonnie and Douglas Schwenn of Union Spring, NY; 14 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary and Gus Killkenny of Mainesburg, PA; sister-in-law, Esther Starkweather of Montour Falls, NY. Mr. Starkweather was a member of the Odessa Fire Department with the honors of Fireman Emeritus, retired from Shepard Niles Corp., Montour Falls, NY, and was a life member of the William F. Coon Post #2674 Veterans of Foreign War. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 534 Church St., Odessa, NY on Saturday, January 30, 2010, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with Merle's Memorial Service to follow at 1 p.m. Burial will take place in Highland Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The family wishes to thank all the people at the Arnot Ogden Dialysis Unit for their wonderful care and kindness.
STONE Lori Jean
Loving Daughter, Mother and Grandmother - Passed from this world on Friday, May 21, 2010, into the arms of her Lord and Saviour. Lori was born in Philadelphia, PA on April 30, 1964 and was a long-time resident of Southport, NY. Surviving are her loving father and mother, Ken and Bonnie Stone; beloved children: daughters, Tara (Steven) Costley, Chylene (Brian) Adamy, Katrina Hardiman; son, Kyle Hardiman; adored grandchildren, Hayli, Drew and Jade Costley and Ariel Adamy; aunt and uncle, Sue and Glenn Hostetler. In honoring Lori's wishes all services will be held privately. Lori truly believed in the promises of God's Word. (John 3:16) All of Lori's many good friends can remember her by taking it one day at a time, loving God and loving each other. Family and friends will be invited to gather at Elmira Christian Center, 235 East Miller Street, Elmira, NY on Saturday, June 5, 2010, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. A memorial service honoring Lori's life will follow the visitation at 4 p.m. Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will celebrate the service honoring Lori Jean Stone. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to any branch of the Chemung Canal Bank. A trust fund has been established in the names of Kyle and Katrina Hardiman, Lori's children. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 26, 2010
Stanley Supulski, 71, of Elmira, NY, died
on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. The graveside committal service to honor Stanley's life will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 29, 2010 at the Park Cemetery in Canton, PA, with Rev. Josh Paine of the Victory Church of Troy, PA officiating. The family has entrusted the arrangements to the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA, 16947– Elmira Star Gazette, May 26, 2010
TERRY Robert C. Sr.
Of Daggett, PA - Age 74, died
at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center on Friday, February 19, 2010. Bob was born in the Town of Catherine, NY and was predeceased by his parents, Clarence and Elva (Dean) Terry. He is survived by his children, Rhett (Jamie Trowbridge) Terry and his children, Brittany, Maryah and Rhys; Rhonda (Alan Wheeler) Terry and her children, Jason (Lisa Gootee) Adams, Jordenn Adams; Ramona (Michael) Reed and her children, Jolene Allyn, Jarrett (Michele) Gause and Justin Gause; Rebecca Terry and her children, Aaron (Jessica) Nagel and Adam (Sheree) Nagel; Robert (Robin) Terry Jr. and their son, Robert Terry III; and the mother of his children, Barbara Stalter Terry. Other survivors include, brother, Roy "Jack" Terry; sisters, Ruby Humpfrey, Sylvia (George) Bowers, Arlene Ballings, and Carol Smith; brothers-in-law, Robert (Roxie) Stalter, Richard Stalter; sisters-in-law, Judith Spaullings, Sharon (Francis) Leone, Susan (Stephen) Bryant, Debra (Lynn) Skelly; along with several nieces, nephews and eight great-grandchildren. Bob worked at Westinghouse, Rust Construction (building the A & P Plant), A & P, Dura-Built and Halls Mobile homes. He was a "Jack of all trades" and a helper to all that needed him. Bob loved his family and friends, the outdoors, hunting, fishing and racing. Bob will be dearly missed by all of his family and friends. A Memorial Service for his family and friends will be held at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Saturday, February 27, 2010, at 12:00 (noon). Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will celebrate the services honoring Bob's life. THANK YOU - The Terry families wish to especially thank Dr. Hicks, Jeremy, Dr. Husband, the 3C angels and the ICU staff at the AOMC for all of their support through this very difficult time. - Elmira Star Gazette, Feb.22.2010
TERWILLIGER Charles Howard "Twig"
97, a retired Vice President of Gierston Tool Company, died
peacefully at 9:40 a.m. Friday (February 19, 2010) at Memory Gardens, 560 Fairmount Ave. W.E., Jamestown, NY. He was born January 17, 1913 in Elmira, NY a son of the late Charles and Charlotte Thetgee Terwilliger. He graduated from the Elmira Southside High School in 1931. He immediately went to work for the former Rose, Kimball & Baxter Company in Elmira. In the early 1940's, Charles joined the sales team of Gierston Tool Company in Elmira and eventually became a partner in the business. In 1959, he relocated his family to Jamestown, NY where he lived until he retired in 1978. Charles is survived by three sons, Charles H. (Wilma) Terwilliger, Jr. of Tacoma, WA, Thomas (Sharon) Terwilliger of Jamestown, Gerald (Linda) Terwilliger of Aurora, IL; two daughters, Patricia Nelson of Port Charlotte, FL, Susan (Robert) Arrowsmith of Jamestown; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Costello Terwilliger; two sisters, Grace Templar, Pearl Evans Eberhard; a brother, Paul Terwilliger; a granddaughter, Julie Louise Arrowsmith; and a son-in-law, Kenneth Nelson. A graveside service at Sunset Hill Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 331 Alberta Dr., Suite 106, Buffalo, NY 14226; to Hospice Chautauqua County, 20 West Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750; or to Bethel Lutheran Church, 904 West Third St., Jamestown, NY 14701. - Elmira Star Gazette, Feb.23.2010
THOMPSON William P. "Bill"
Age 68, Of 1213 Pleasant Valley Road, Osceola, PA, died
Saturday, April 3, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was born February 15, 1942 in Farmington Twp., PA the son of William H. and Elsie Puffer Thompson. He was a retired heavy equipment operator and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Bill was a member of the North American Hunting Club, the NRA and the Black Forest and PA Grand Canyon Snowmobile clubs. He enjoyed snowmobiling, fishing and hunting. Bill is survived by his wife of 31 years, Sue West Thompson; Son, Michael "Bobbie Jo" Thompson, Lawrenceville, PA and Darrin "Jessica" Thompson, IN; daughters, Michele Strope, Indianapolis, IN, Tina Thompson, Indianapolis, IN, Kathy "Floyd" Heater, Lawrenceville, PA and Kelly "Chuck" Heater, Herndon, VA; step-daughter, Lisa Hoyt, Indianapolis, IN; sisters, Catherine Teachman, Osceola, PA, Ruth Schwabe, Wellsboro, PA and Pat "Louie" Druetto, Wellsboro, PA; brother, Theron "Phyllis" Thompson, Osceola, PA; special friends, Jason and Cel Ehrler, Elkland, PA; 13 grandchildren, one great grandchild; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a sister, Hattie Swetland and a brother, Gerald Thompson. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8:00 PM. at Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., 214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA. A Memorial Service will be conducted at 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Rev. Harry Dow officiating. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donors choice. - Elmira Star Gazette, April 6, 2010
TOOLE - Robert D. Toole, 79, of, Forksville, Pa., formerly of
Thursday, April 1, 2010 at Dar-Way Nursing Home following an extended illness. He was born Oct. 23, 1930 in Sayre the son of the late Michael and Kathryn Hanlin Toole. Robert was a graduate of Sayre High School, and worked as a Carpenter for the Lehigh Valley Railroad for many years. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean Conflict. He is predeceased by his son Tim Toole, sisters Rita Ross, Leona Mulvey, Kathryn Dunfee, and Ruth Knapp, brothers Joseph, Richard, Thomas, and Jack Toole, and son-in-law Tom Wolcott. Robert is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Michael and Debra Toole of Ulster, Pa.; daughters and sons-in-law Debbie and Bill Blauvelt of Athens, Pa., and Joanie and Lee Todd of Cape Coral, Fla.;, daughter Patricia Wolcott of Chemung, N.Y.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and several nieces, and nephews. At the request of the family there will be no calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the care of Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., Athens. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Waverly at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the: Dar-Way Nursing Home Activity Fund, R.R.#1, Box 1116, Forksville, PA 18616 or Happy Tails No Kill Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 68, Towanda, PA 18848. - Sayre Morning Times, April3.2010
TULL Angel L. Sr.
Age 75 of Elmira, NY, died
very unexpectedly at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Sunday, February 21st, 2010. Angel is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Felicita Tull of Elmira; nine children; 16 grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and several brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial service celebrating the life of Angel L. Tull Sr. at 6:00PM Friday, February 26th, 2010 at the Friends of the Cross Church, 2618 Goff Rd. Corning, NY 14830. Angel will best be remembered for being a very loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a very giving and generous person, who was loyal and faithful to his many friends. Working in many area jewelry stores as a goldsmith, brought him a great amount of pride and friendships, knowing his work was appreciated. He will be greatly missed by many. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY 14904. - Elmira Star Gazette, Feb.25.2010
Larry Viele of Boulder, CO died on Friday, April 02, 2010 at age 73 after an extended battle with cancer. Born in 1937 in Elmira, NY to Lawrence and Agnes Viele. He received his Electrical Engineering degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1962. Larry joined IBM as a co-op then full time where he worked for 30 years interrupted by a brief stint in the US Navy. After retiring from IBM, Larry worked for Volant Ski Corp., then later as a consultant to various small businesses around Boulder. Larry moved to Boulder in 1967 where he met his wife Betty at the Schusbaumer's Ski Club. An avid outdoorsman, Larry enjoyed camping, jeeping, and exploring the country. Larry used his considerable woodworking talents to build and furnish his home in Boulder Heights. After retirement Larry and Betty traveled extensively in the US both by themselves and with their RV Club, The Bearly Home Retirees. Larry will be remembered for his willingness to go out of his way to help his family, friends and neighbors. He had strongly held opinions on many subjects and enjoyed sharing them with everyone he met. His outgoing personality helped him make friends quickly and keep them forever. Larry is survived by his wife Betty Viele, son Matt Viele and daughter-in-law Bini Viele of Colorado; his sister and brother-in-law, Louise (Viele) and James Lynch of Corning, NY; niece Deborah Danko of Elmira, NY and nephew James Eugene Lynch of Corning, NY. A celebration of Larry's life will be held in early summer at his home. - Elmira Star Gazette, April 9, 2010
WAIT - SAHLBERG, Adele Agnes Wait
Of Elmira, died
Saturday (Mar. 20, 2010) at the Wesley Health Care Center after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was 81. Born on Sept. 19, 1928 in Saratoga Springs, she was the third child of the late John Emerson and Adele (LeClair) Wait. She was a 1948 graduate of St. Peter's Academy on Broadway and worked for several years as a long distance operator for the New York Telephone Company. She met and married Adelbert Hayden Sahlberg on Dec. 5, 1948; he was attending college and recently returning as a WWII European War veteran. They had five sons, three of whom died in infancy. Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Adelbert H. Sahlberg; two sons, William Hayden (wife, Janet) Sahlberg of Coopersville, MI and Richard Gerard (wife, Donna) Sahlberg of Reno, NV; three grandchildren, Michael (wife, Tami), Benjamin and Matthew Sahlberg, all of Grand Rapids, MI. Relatives and friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Burke Funeral Home, 628 North Broadway (584-5373). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Clement's Church, 231 Lake Ave. Burial will be in Greenridge Cemetery, Lincoln Ave. Memorials may be made in her name to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, 85 Watervliet Ave., Albany, NY 12206. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.22.2010
WARD Thomas Sr.
Age 79, died
on Friday, February 26, after a long illness. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he was predeceased by his wife, Mary in 2000. He is survived by his son, Thomas (Caryl) of Johnson City; daughter, Deborah Rice (Kevin) of Addison; and his grandchildren, Cathleen Ward, Heather Ward, Rebecca Rice, and Thomas Rice. A Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. James Church on Monday, March 1, at 11 a.m. The family wishes to thank the volunteers at Vincent House Hospice in Wayland, NY for their kind care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vincent House, 310 Second Street, Wayland, NY 14572-1228. - Elmira Star Gazette, Feb.27.2010
WASHBURN - SHEETZ Marguerite P.
Age 88 of Elmira Heights, NY. She was born August 6, 1921 in Sellersville, PA, daughter of the late George and Sadie (Lockridge) Washburn, and died
Thursday, April 8, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit. She was predeceased by her husband Lloyd Sheetz on May 12, 1984. Marguerite is survived by her children, Dale (Dolores) Sheetz of Rockingham, NC, Harrison (Sheila) Sheetz of Benton, PA, Linda (Jerry) Fochler of Elmira Heights and Kimberly (James) West of Elmira Heights. She was the loving grandmother to 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to her committal service on Wednesday, April 14th at 2 p.m. at Bath National Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest with her husband Lloyd. Rev. Dr. Larry Appenzellar will officiate. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. - Elmira Star Gazette, April 11, 2010
WEAVER – Nathan Michael Weaver - Bernadette (Bernie) Kathleen
Weaver, age 32, and her son Nathan Michael Weaver, age 7 months, of Dushore,
Pa., tragically died
as a result of a fire at their home on Sunday, March 28, 2010 on Dutch Mt. Road in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pa. Bernie was born Sept. 19, 1977, a daughter of Ronald W. and Delores Nitcznski Kulsicavage of Mildred. She graduated from the Sullivan County High School, a member of the class of 1995. She continued her education by taking courses online while working for the Farmers and Mechanics Insurance Company of Forksville for the past 10 years. She married Randy N. Weaver of Dushore on Nov. 27, 2003. She also worked part-time for Schoonover's Tax Service in Dushore, Pa. She was an active member of St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa. She coordinated the American Cancer Society 's Relay For Life and Daffodils Days for St. Basil's and dedicated these efforts in memory of her grandmother Marjorie. Bernie also loved her faithful pet dog Cujo IX, who also perished in the fire. Surviving, in addition to her loving husband, Randy, are her parents, Ron and Dee Kulsicavage of Mildred; a paternal grandmother, Theresa Kulsicavage of Lopez, Pa.; sisters Toney (Douglas) Harstead of Montgomery and Veronica (Albert) Conner of Dushore, Pa.; brother-in-law Michael (Shanda) Weaver of Dushore, Pa.; as well as several aunts and several uncles, nieces and nephews and cousins. Bernie and Randy were blessed with the birth of their son, Nathan Michael Weaver, on Sept. 9, 2009. Nathan is survived by his father; maternal grandmother Maxine Weaver of Dushore; maternal grandparents Ron and Dee Kulsicavage of Mildred; maternal great-grandmother Theresa Kulsicavage of Lopez; as well as several aunts and uncles and great-aunts, uncles and cousins. Nathan attended Hearts and Home Day Care in Overton, Pa. Nathan was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Ellery Weaver Jr. A transferal service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 6, 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, pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery. Members of St. Basil's — St. Francis Altar and Rosary Society will recite the Rosary at 3 p.m. on Monday afternoon at the funeral home. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, April 5, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. The family will provide the flowers and request that memorials be directed in Bernie and Cujo's memory to the American Cancer Society , Sullivan Co. Unit, 1948 E. 3rd St., Williamsport, PA 17701, or the A.S.P.C.A. Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850, and in Nathan's memory to St. Basil's Church Angel Tree, P.O. Box 307, Dushore, PA 18614, or the Women Infant Child (WIC) Program, P.O. Box A, Wysox, PA 18854.- Towanda Daily Review, April.3.2010
WEBSTER Robert "Bob" V. Jr.
Bob was born November 25, 1950 in Canton, PA to Robert V. Webster, Sr. and Muriel M. (Graham) Webster. Bob's soul is freed from his mortal body on May 23, 2010. Bob is survived by wife Patricia (Kibler) Webster, wife of 40 years; partner/soul mate for last ten years Pamela Mulder; children, Charles (Chip) Webster and Theresa of Blossburg, PA and Jeremy Webster and Michelle of Hampton, VA; grandsons Richard (Richie) Steves and Jamie of Covington, PA, Thomas Bailey deployed in Iraq, Justin, Dylan, and Hunter Webster of Blossburg, PA, Jeremy (J.J.) Webster, Jr. of Hampton, VA; granddaughter Tabitha Jai Webster of Hampton, VA; step-grandson; brother Max Webster and Janet of Benton, AK and sister Patti Worden and Gary of Port Matilda, PA. He is predeceased by his parents Robert and Muriel Webster; inlaws Charles L. and Ellen M. Kibler; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Bob has worked as a professional driver for most of his career, most recently for Chamberlain's, Benedicts, Sheridan and EMTA. He coached Liberty and Mansfield girls' softball, was a volunteer fireman and fire police captain for the Liberty volunteer fire company. Among the things he most enjoyed was cooking for hunting camp, fast cars, riding motorcycles, NASCAR, and spending time with his grandchildren and family. There will be a memorial service on May 28th at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel in Mansfield, Pa., greeting from 1:00 p.m. Memorial Service at 2:00 p.m., followed by refreshments at the Mansfield Hose Co. starting at 3:00 p.m. Friends and family are welcome to either or both gatherings. Donations to Hospice and American Cancer Society are asked in lieu of flowers. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 24, 2010
WELCH Ronald A.
Ronald A. Welch, 74, of Spencer, NY died
on Sunday May 23, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Family and friends may call on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 from 4-7 p.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home 625 Broad St., Waverly, NY. Funeral services will be held following calling hours at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor James Donahoo officiating. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 24, 2010
WELLMAN - RICHARDSON, Janet Wellman
Age 89, died February 24, 2010 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born in Grand Rapids, MI on August 3, 1920 to Louise Meyersahm and Jay Wellman. She grew up in southern Indiana, Cumberland, Maryland and Grand Rapids. At age five she attended the Scopes Trial in Dayton, TN, which was near a veneer mill owned by her father. She had a vivid memory of the caged monkey on display at the courthouse during the trial and was later a firm believer in the theory of evolution. She graduated from Simmons College in 1941 and worked as the executive secretary to the comptroller of General Radio Corporation in Cambridge, MA. It was in Cambridge that she met George Wendell Richardson, who was studying meteorology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as a part of his Army Air Corp Weather Officer Training. They were married on Memorial Day, May 30, 1943 at Bowman Field in Louisville, KY. They moved to Corning in 1949 where George worked for Steuben Glass and Corning Glass Works. He predeceased her in 1967. Janet was a woman of remarkable grace, intelligence and vision - a natural leader who generously shared her gifts with a wide array of community organizations. She was a role model and mentor to many. Her volunteer work in Corning started with service on the Area Advisory Committee, which studied options for improving area schools. She then served on the Corning Painted Post School District Board of Education for 17 years, 14 years as president. It was during her leadership that Corning Community College was started under School District sponsorship, the district's Head Start program was instituted and East and West High Schools were built. She was a director and president of the New York State School Boards Association and chairman of the New York State Educational Conference Board. She later served on the CPP School District Archives committee and authored "A Valley's Decision Remembered," the story of the consolidation of 61 small rural school districts into the CPP School District. She served as president of Steuben-Allegany Board of Cooperative Services, as chairman of the Steuben County School Boards Association and as a trustee of Corning Community College. She was a Lifetime Member of the American Association of University Women, including terms as Corning branch president and New York State secretary. She was an honorary member of Delta Kappa Gamma, a national sorority of outstanding women educators. Her other community volunteer work included board service at Planned Parenthood of the Southern Tier (secretary), the Salvation Army, Seven Lakes Girl Scout Council, the Southern Tier Association for the Blind (president), the Memorial Society of the Greater Corning Area, Serenity Farms and the Steuben County Office for the Aging. In 1975 she was vice president and campaign co-chair for the United Way. She was an honorary lifetime member of the Glen Region Sports Car Club of America. She served as chief registrar for professional racing for the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Corporation and Watkins Glen International for 32 years and had a particular fondness for the many Formula I drivers and team managers she came to know. She was also an honorary lifetime member of the Polish Racing Drivers Association. A road at Watkins Glen International is named after her. Janet was a member of the United Methodist Church of Painted Post and served on many committees, including as chairman of the Administrative Council. She was active in the church's Women's Connection and the Willing Workers, as well as the interfaith group, Church Women United. Among the many honors and awards she received are the New York State School Board Everett R. Dyer Award for Distinguished School Board Service, the United Way Errol Shand Award for Volunteer Service, the Corning Community College Distinguished Citizen Award, the Planned Parenthood Margaret Sanger-Katharine Houghton Hepburn Award, the Corning Branch AAUW Woman of the Year award and the AAUW District II Excellence and Equity in Education Award. The Steuben County Academic All-Stars large schools trophy is named for her. In 1995, she was the first non-native to be inducted into the Steuben County Hall of Fame, nominated by Billie Vandersteere's fifth grade class at Severn School. Janet is survived by son, Dwight Richardson of Ithaca; daughter Louise Richardson of Painted Post and honorary daughters, Kirsta Holman Gehl of Big Flats and Michaelle Holman Shaw of Elmira. A celebratory memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 13 at 1:00 pm at the United Methodist Church of Painted Post. Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY. In lieu of flowers, Janet's memory may be honored with a charitable gift to Corning Community College, 1 Academic Way, Corning NY 14830; the Corning-Painted Post School District Foundation, 165 Charles Street, Corning NY 14830; or the Painted Post United Methodist Church, 201 North Hamilton Street, Painted Post NY 14870. A most fitting contribution to her legacy would be a "Yes!" vote on the Schools Facilities Improvement Project on March 16. - Elmira Star Gazette, Feb.27.2010
WIPFLER - LONGWELL, Jane W. (nee Wipfler)
Age 94, beloved wife of the late L. Robert; mother of Judith Ann Longwell and Joan Schmitz (Gregory); daughter of the late Michael and Harriet Wipfler; grandmother of Megan and Robert; sister of Mary Layton and the late John and William Wipfler; loving aunt of several nieces and nephews. Memorial Mass at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Elmira, NY, Saturday, March 27 at 11:30 AM. Arrangements by ZEIS-McGREEVEY FUNERAL HOME Lakewood, OH - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.25.2010
WOLF Jean - Jean Marie Mullinex, 76, of Bridge Street, Athens,
Wednesday morning, May 27, 2010 at the Ashton Healthcare Center, Athens, Pa. Born Aug. 29, 1933 in Sayre, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Wilford W. Wolf and Geraldine G. Rinebold Wolf. Jean attended Athens and Sayre schools. On Nov. 5, 1960, she married Redmond W. Mullinex. In earlier years, Jean was employed by the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Tyler Memorial in Tunkhannock, and later Memorial Hospital in Towanda retiring in 1997. She enjoyed history, collecting historical artifacts and dancing. Surviving are: her husband, Redmond W. Mullinex at home; her brother, Burton Wolf and his wife, Wanda Wolf of South Wales, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews; an aunt, Naomi Carey of Athens; a friend, Faye Chandler of Lock Haven, Pa. The family would like to thank Ashton Healthcare Center for Jean's excellent care. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa., with Pastor Nelson Kopatz, of the First Presbyterian Church, Athens officiating. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Vaughn Cemetery, Mehoopany, Pa. – Towanda Daily Review, May 28, 2010
WOODWARD Joyce - Joyce Marie Woodward Carnright, 82, of Old Town,
Fla., formerly of the Troy area, Pennsylvania, quietly died
on May 18, 2010 at the Cross City Rehab. Born on May 8, 1928, in Troy, Pa., to Harman and Clara Woodward of Austinville, Pa., Joyce moved to Old Town, Fla., with her husband of 51 years, Warren Edson Carnright Sr., in 1986. She was a homemaker who enjoyed her children and grandchildren, sewing, and beadwork. All will remember her infectious laugh, musical talents for playing guitar and singing as well as her joy of life. She was a member of the Jehovah Witnesses Congregation in Towanda, Pa. and Florida. Joyce is survived by her children, Marilyn (Richard) Sine, David (Cheryl) Carnright, Anita (Gary) Reeser, Warren (Suzan) Carnright Jr. and Fay (Robert) Cochran; and their children, along with 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Sr.; her parents; her brother, Alden Woodward; and her sister, Beatrice Avants. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, May 22, 2010 in Old Towne, Fla. Additional Memorial services in Pennsylvania will be announced. Joyce was dearly loved by all and will be sorely missed by numerous friends and family. – Towanda Daily Review, May 22, 2010
YOUNG - KNAPP, Mary L.
Mary L. Knapp, age 78, of Pine Valley, NY, died Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. Mary was born in Coopers Plains, NY, on January 28, 1932, to Emory and Ethel (White) Young and was a graduate of Painted Post High School. She married Kenneth Knapp in 1967 and was preceded in death by him in 1996. Mary retired from Corning Glass Works in 1988. She enjoyed cooking and visiting with her grandchildren. Mary was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Campbell. Her survivors include her daughter, Bonnie (David) Tripp of Corning; two sons, Glenn (Belinda) Knapp of Millport, NY, and Thomas (Cindy) Kies of the Outer Banks, NC; one brother, Corky Young of Denver, CO; grandchildren, Alexxa Beth and Cameron Orion Knapp, Alex, Tom, and Jessica Kies; several nieces and nephews; a close friend, Mike Felenchak of Big Flats. Her brothers, Bob, Non, and Hub Young predeceased Mary. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery in Painted Post. Arrangements have been entrusted to Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Corning. Memorial donations may be made in Mary's name to the American Cancer Society , 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, NY 14609-5896. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 21, 2010
YUHASZ Heather Brook
Age 32, of Watkins Glen, NY, died
May 24, 2010. She is survived by her loving family: parents, Michael A. and Carol B. Yuhasz of Watkins Glen; brothers and sisters, Allison (Jake) Kolar of Germany, Kristie (Michael) Herrick of Elmira, Michael Yuhasz of California, Jeffrey (Ashley) Yuhasz of Odessa, Jennifer Padilla of New Mexico, twin sister Heidi Yuhasz of Watkins Glen; maternal grandmother, Jean Heeps of West Pittston, PA; aunt and uncle, Andy (Angie) Yuhasz, Aliquippa, PA; uncle and aunt, Ronald and Taryn Bath of Philadelphia, PA; nieces and nephews, Jamie, Cyrus, Ashley, Tristan, Emma, Sophia, Teleri, Mihail, Jude, Soren, Gavin and Ember; several cousins; and also loving companion, her Chihuahua, Chip. Heather was a very creative and artistic person, always pursuing new adventures in her life. She loved her family and friends, especially her nieces and nephews. Her giving personality showed through, often giving away her art and talents to family and friends. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Friday (May 28th) from 6-9 p.m.; a memorial service will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home; The Rev. James B. Callan officiating. Memorials in her memory may be directed to the Humane Society of Schuyler County, 2386 CR 10, Alpine NY 14805. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 26, 2010
WILLIAMEE Donald L.
Age 66, of Cutler Avenue in Corning, died Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Don was born in Wellsboro, PA on November 23, 1943, to Benjamin and Geraldine (Callahan) Williamee. Don served his country in the United States Army from 1965 to 1967. He had been a welder and pipe fitter for Dresser Rand in Painted Post. Don had a great sense of humor and loved to tell stories and jokes. He enjoyed welding and fabricating, hunting, working on Cub Cadets, and playing poker with his buddies. Don was a member of Thunder Ridge Sporting Clays because shooting was his passion. He was a member of Victory Highway Wesleyan Church where he had been active in men's ministry and Angel Food Ministries. His survivors include his wife, Beverly; son, Chris (Erin) Williamee of Canandaigua; two grandsons that were the love of his life, Drew and Chase; Chris' mother, Susan Williamee of Lindley; two brothers, Richard (Fay) Williamee of Lindley and Frank (Nancy) Williamee of Corning; half sisters, Penny Mase of Wellsboro, Sally (Kevin) Marmor of Liberty, PA, and Jan Bailey of Liberty, PA; brother-in-law, Russ Sandry of Texas; aunt, Sandra (John) Narde of Webster, NY; best friend, Roger Test of Painted Post, NY; several cousins, nieces, and nephews. Donald was predeceased by his sister, Terry Sandry. Calling hours will be Friday, May 28th, from 4-7 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 29th, at 7:00 p.m. at Victory Highway Wesleyan Church, 150 Victory Highway, Painted Post where a balloon release and shotgun salute will follow. Burial will be in Bath National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be directed to Victory Highway Wesleyan Church, Missions Fund, 150 Victory Highway, Painted Post, NY 14870. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 27, 2010
WOOD - HENDERSON Bessie Wood
Bessie Wood Henderson, 91, formerly of Watkins Glen, NY, died March 5, 2010. A graveside committal service will be held Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 12 noon at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Odessa, NY. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Bessie may be made to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, Elm & Carlton Sts., Buffalo, NY 14263. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 20, 2010
ZEPP Theadora S.
Went home to Jesus on Thursday, April 1, 2010. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 10, 2010, at the Bentley Creek Baptist Church in Bentley Creek, PA at 10:30 a.m. Dinner to follow. - Elmira Star Gazette, April 5, 2010
? KOLLAR, Angela
Age 75, of Watkins Glen, NY and formerly of Rocky Hill, CT, died
peacefully at Arnot-Ogden Medical Facility in Elmira, NY. Angela was born in the Slovak Republic on May 2, 1933. Before moving to the United States, she worked as a Registered Nurse and mid-wife. Upon moving here, she worked for the Arch Diocese of Hartford, Connecticut. Angela is survived by her loving family, including her husband of 40 years, Anton Kollar; twin daughters, Elena Kollar of Watkins Glen, and Magdalena (husband, LeRoy) Brown of Rocky Hill, CT; grandchildren, Monique Elizabeth Johnson, Wesley B. Brown and Anthony B. Brown; and sister-in-law, Marta Satek of Slovak Republic. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, Watkins Glen, on Friday at 10 a.m.; Rev. Paul Bonacci officiating. The family will receive friends and relatives prior to the mass at the chapel at St. Mary's Church from 9:30-10 a.m. - Elmira Star Gazette, April 8, 2010
? LEONE, Virginia C.
Age 96, formerly of Copley St., Elmira, NY, died
on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at Elcor Health Services. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.24.2010