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.
ADAMS - GETTY, Barbara R.
Age 61, of North Road, Middlebury Center, PA, died
June 1, 2010 at her home. She was the wife of John L. Getty, whom she married October 7, 1972. Barbara was born March 8, 1949 in Norristown, PA, the daughter of the late William W. and Florence M. Minnich Adams. She was a graduate of Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School, Plymouth Meeting, PA, Class of 1967, Lankenaw Hospital School of Nursing, Wynnewood, PA, Class of 1970, St. Joseph's College in Wyndham, ME, Class of 2001, receiving her BS Practical Arts Major/Health Care Management, and was a Registered Nurse. Barbara was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Wellsboro, and her interests were reading, Nascar, dogs and cats. She was a member of Nurses Health Study II. Her former employment included Coordinator of Nursing at Chit Chat, Westfield, PA, and Unit Manager of the Neuropsychiatric Unit and Detoxification Service at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Surviving are her husband, John; son, John (Mary) Getty, Philadelphia, PA; daughters, Christine Getty (Johnny) Dy, Granite Falls, NY, and Megan (Joshua) Sproule, Pine City, NY; seven grandchildren, Jacob Trowbridge, Kaya Sproule, Dylan Sproule, Lucas Sproule, J. Jack Getty, Maya Dy and Logan Dy. Friends and family are invited to Barbara's Life Celebration on Thursday, June 3, 2010, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. and again Monday June 7, from 10:00 -11:00 a.m. at the Calvary Episcopal Church in Conshohocken, PA. Funeral to follow at 11:00 a.m. in church. Burial in George Washington Memorial Park, Plymouth Meeting, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society , Tioga County Unit, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 3, 2010
AUSTIN Raymond J. "Jack"
Age 88, went to be with his Lord on January 19, 2010 as his loving family was by his side. Raymond was a long time resident of Elmira, NY and a retiree of Corning Glass. Raymond is survived by his wife, Ada of 48 loving years and his children, Brenda Austin-Vonrapacki (Sheldon), David L. Austin (Dalerie) of New Port Richey, FL, Melvina Christian-Garris (Donald), Carl Christian (Dorothy) and Marie Christian-Stage. Raymond was also survived by several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Raymond was a member of "In His Presence" Church in Southport, NY, where he was very active in their church services and functions. It was Raymond's wish that no services be held for him. In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to the "In His Presence" Church in Southport, NY. Arrangements are under the direction of the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.
BABCOCK Blair W. - Blair W. Babcock, 65 of Rome Township, died
Sunday evening May 30, 2010, at his home after a brief illness from cancer. Born Sept. 1, 1944, in Sayre, Pa., Blair was the son of Walter and Geraldine Hunsinger Babcock. He was a 1963 graduate of Northeast Bradford High School. On Dec. 19, 1981, Blair married his beloved wife, Joan, in East Canton. Blair was previously employed by Stoll, Abell, and Stoll Veterinary Service, Al Wilson's Garage, Dibble's Auto Sales and Royal Ford. In 1975, he established Babcock's Body Shop, which later became Babcock's Garage. Blair and Joan operated Babcock's Garage until shortly before his death. Blair enjoyed his work and his customers. Blair was a member of the National Rifle Association and a hunter education instructor for the Pennsylvania Game Commission. He was also a former coach for the Youth Hunter Education Challenge at the local, state and national levels. Blair really enjoyed coaching and teaching hunting and shooting skills to many young people. Some of his favorite times were spent hunting and shooting skeet, trap and sporting clays, especially with his sons. In recent years, he had also discovered the joys of golf. Family was very important to Blair, and he loved spending time with them. Blair was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He will be deeply missed by all those who love him. Blair is survived by his loving family: his wife, Joan, at home; his sons and daughters-in-law, Edon Babcock and his fiancée Magan Ennis of Towanda, Garth and Jennifer Babcock of North Rome, Devon and Rebecca Babcock of Newtown, Pa.; his grandchildren, Alex and Chantel Babcock of Towanda; his siblings, Evelyn and Emory Knight of McGraw, N.Y., Millie Coleman of Rome, G. Lyman and Dorothy Babcock of Brunswick, Ga., Hilda and Dennis Taylor of Owego, N.Y., Linda Lethbridge of Rome, Marlene Jewett and Edgar Neff of Little Meadows, David and Kathy Babcock of Rome; and several nieces, nephews. and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Norman; and his nephews, Thomas Jewett and Roger Babcock. A memorial service to celebrate Blair's life will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 3, at the Rome Presbyterian Church with Pastor Kenneth Crain officiating. A time of visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at the church. A luncheon and time of fellowship will follow at the Rome fire hall. Caring assistance is being provided by the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. . – Towanda Daily Review, June 1, 2010
BANKS Ronald Richard
Age 62, of Elmira, NY. He was born November 17, 1947 in Elmira, the son of Richard and Shirley (Herforth) Banks and died
Saturday, June 5, 2010 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. He was predeceased by his mother Shirley and is survived by his father Richard of Trumansburg; brothers and sister Scott Banks of Cincinnatus, NY, Richard Banks, Jr. of FL, Kathy Hoagland of Ithaca and Kevin Banks of Mecklenburg, NY; niece Justine Hoagland and nephew Josh Banks. Ron was employed for the last 20 years at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Prior to that he was self employed as a floor covering installer. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, June 8th from 5 to 7 pm. His funeral and committal services will follow at 7 pm. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 6, 2010
BARNHART - DECKER, Marjorie G.
Age 75 of Wellsburg, NY, died
surrounded by family, Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira. Marjorie was a homemaker most of her adult life and a very talented artist. She loved to travel and was extremely proud of her heritage of being a full blooded, Mohawk Indian. She was born July 26th, 1934 at the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, located near Deseronto, Ontario Canada. She was the daughter of the late Eldie Brant and Charles Barnhart; in addition to her parents she is also predeceased by her grandson Raymond Rodney Decker and two sisters, Loreetua Viola Barnhart Ellis and Alice Ann Barnhart Decker. Surviving Marjorie is her loving husband, Raymond George Decker of Wellsburg, NY; son, Rodney Hal Decker of Lockwood, NY; 4 daughters, Bonnie Jill Decker Grap of Van Etten, NY, Debra Rae Decker Tammelin of Lockwood, NY, Teresa Marjorie Decker of Elmira, NY and Valorie Jo Decker Hughes of Kansas, Oklahoma. She had 6 living grandchildren, Tammy Tammelin, Steven Troy Tammelin, Jeremiah Sunn Tammelin, Jessica Decker Koyle, Heidi Grap, Marjorie Grap and 5 great grandchildren along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She was loved and will dearly be missed by all who knew her. It was Marjorie's request that her funeral services remain private. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 4, 2010
BRIAN Eileen Anne - Eileen Anne Compton, 64, of the Chemung View
Apartments, Athens, Pa., formerly of Wyalusing and Towanda, Pa., died
Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at her home. Eileen was born Jan. 13, 1946 in Troy, Pa., the daughter of the late John Brian and Evelyn Sadie Root Brian. She was a graduate of Towanda High School, Towanda, Pa. Eileen's main interest in life encompassed her home and family. She is survived by: her daughters, Nancy Compton of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., and Shelli Brian of Towanda, Pa.; grandsons Cody Brian, Michael Compton and Zachary Brian; sister and brother-in-law Clare and Max Otis of Monroeton, Pa.; brother and sister-in-law Ronald and Barbara Wood of Monroeton, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and close friends Juanita Johnson, Dorothy Duford, Cathy Swartz and Sharon Lane. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Troy Vets Club Home Association, P.O. Box 113, Troy, PA 16947, or to the Memorial Hospital Home Health Agency, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848, in Eileen Anne Compton's memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting Eileen's family with arrangements. . – Towanda Daily Review, June 3, 2010
BROWN Walter E. - Walter E. "Moose" Brown, 67, of Belmont, N.Y.,
at home on Tuesday, June 1, 2010, following a lengthy illness. He was born July 13, 1942, in Wellsville, N.Y., the son of Albert and Joetta Hoover Brown. "Moose" attended Belmont High School and was a veteran of the United States Navy from 1960 to 1962. He began his career as a tool dresser in the local oilfields and later was an oiler for Dresser-Rand Corporation in Wellsville for many years, retiring in 1995. He was the immediate past commander of the Herbert De Long Post 808 American Legion in Belmont, an officer in the Belmont Conservation Club and a life member of the Belmont Volunteer Fire Department. He is survived by two daughters, Tami Brown of Roseville, Calif., Christine Perry of Englewood, Colo.; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; two brothers, Richard (Elaine) Brown of North Dartmouth, Mass., Thomas (Linda) Brown of Belmont; two sisters, Janice "Sis" McNinch of Wellsboro, Sandra (James) Cooper of Belmont; as well as several nieces and nephews. Friends were invited to a military memorial service at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 6, at the Herbert De Long Post 808 American Legion, 27 Schuyler St., in Belmont. There was no prior visitation and memorials are suggested to the American Legion. Arrangements are under the direction of the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, Inc. – Wellsboro Gazette, June 9, 2010
CALLAHAN Clyde E.
Retired Educator - Of 340 Hibbard Road, Big Flats, NY, died
on Sunday, January 17, 2010, at St. Joseph's Hospital following a respiratory infection. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Thursday, January 21, 2010, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of his family. Interment will take place privately at the Bath National Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830; or to a charity of one's choice.
CARROLL Keith W., Jr. (K.C.)
Age 31, of Elmira, NY, died
Sunday, May 30, 2010. He was predeceased by his father, Keith W. Carroll, Sr. and is survived by his mother, Naomi K. Carroll; siblings, Kevin W. Carroll, Brandon C. Carroll and Jennifer Young; along with a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and grandfather. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, June 4th, from 1 to 2 p.m. His funeral and committal services will follow at 2 p.m. Rev. Roosevelt Simmons will officiate. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 3, 2010
CHAMBERLAIN - DeHAAS, Barbara J.
Age 77 of Elmira, NY. She was born September 17, 1932 in Groton, NY, daughter of the late Leo and Elizabeth (Breese) Chamberlain and died
Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was predeceased by her brothers, Albert and David Chamberlain and is survived by her children and their spouses, Kenneth and Sharon DeHaas, Bruce and Geri DeHaas, Mark and Eunice DeHaas all of Elmira, Laurie and Jeremy Beauvier of Woodruff, SC; grandchildren, Jeffrey Sempler, Spencer Yeomans and Bruce DeHaas; great-grandson, Bryson Kenneth DeHaas; sister, Elaine Hortis of Greenville, SC; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Linda Chamberlain of Buffalo, NY. Barbara retired from Westinghouse after 37 years of service. It was Barbara's wish that no services be held. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Barbara's family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at the Arnot 4D Skilled Nursing Unit for the wonderful care they provided Barbara. . – Elmira Star Gazette, June 9, 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
CLEARY Mary E.
Age 52 of Albuquerque, New Mexico went to be with her Lord on January 3, 2010. She passed unexpectedly. She is preceded in death by her mother, Marion Peters; niece, Robin Gagner and nephew, John Cleary IV. Mary is survived by her father, John (Mary Ann) Cleary of Montour Falls, NY; stepfather, Ed Peters of Okmulgee, OK; her three sons, Jason, Ryan and Jordon Cleary of Albuquerque, NM and 3 grandchildren; siblings, John Cleary of Elmira, NY, Christine Cleary of Tulsa, OK, Theresa (Ted) Siri of Watkins Glen, NY, Patrick (Deedy) Cleary of Sandia Park, NM, Kelly (Rodney) Iles of Manor, TX and several nieces and nephews. We love you and will miss you. Funeral arrangements to be announced at a later time. Memorial contributions can be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
CONANT - VAN ETTEN, Virginia C.
Virginia (Jini) Conant Van Etten, age 88, of 12118 Silver Creek Dr., Houston, TX (most recently of Big Flats, NY) died January 17, 2010, in Houston, TX. She was born December 1, 1921, in Boston, MA, to Wm. E.R. and Editha Church Conant. She married Elwyn R. "Bim" Van Etten, January 10, 1945, in Stoneham, MA. Virginia is survived by her loving husband Bim; son Peter and wife Charleen (Charley) Van Etten of Houston, TX; sister-in-law Ms. Lois Van Etten, of Penn Valley, CA; nephew Stephen (Sabrina) Van Etten, Grass Valley, CA; niece Laura (David) Collins, Grass Valley, CA; cousins, Vance (Chris) Likins of Bradenton, FL and Mrs. Dotty Mullen of W. Bath, ME. Virginia was an expert Bridge player, loved to read and work crossword puzzles, and dearly loved animals. She was a graduate of Stoneham, MA, High School and Boston University. She was employed by Corning Glass Works and Chemung Canal Trust Company for short periods but was first and foremost a loving housewife and mother. She was predeceased by her son John Robert Van Etten and her parents. Her 7th Great Grandfather was Roger Conant, Founder of Salem, MA in 1623. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Internment will be in Hope Cemetery, Corning, NY. Remembrances in Virginia's name may be made to Meals on Wheels, Corning, NY; Chemung County SPCA; Houston Food Bank or any other charity of one's choice. Arrangements are being handled by Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
COOK James H
Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday March 9, 1950
James Cook, 84 who has resided for some time on Queen street died on Tuesday at Blossburg State Hospital where he had been a patient for the past month. He was born in New York State on July 26, 1865. He is survived by one nephew, James Mark, of Westfield and one niece. (He was the husband of Francis E. Mack)
COON C. Edward
Age 98, of Beaver Dams, died peacefully on January 18, 2010. Ed was born in Beaver Dams to Ethel Smith and George Coon and raised on the family farm. Ed was predeceased by two brothers, Liston and Justin Coon and a sister, Winifred Coon Elder. Ed is survived by his wife of 71 years, Florence Thurston Coon "Torncie." He is also survived by three children and their spouses, Gary Coon (Rahno) of NC, Linda Austin (Charles) of MA, and Amy Gee (James) of Beaver Dams. Ed, known as "Baump" by his grandchildren is survived by Pam Snyder, Jennifer Reinhardt, Lisa Coole, Amy Sheppard, Danielle Austin, Paul Ruocco, Holly Gee, and Anya Malnoske as well as 14 great-grandchildren. Ed graduated from Northside Blodgett High School in 1930, riding the train everyday from Beaver Dams to Corning. Later Ed went on to study at Geneseo Normal School earning his teaching certificate in 1938. Ed taught in the one room school house in Beaver Dams and later went on to serve as principal at Hammondsport High School where he also coached the baseball team. Ed returned to Beaver Dams in 1946 where he built houses on speculation. During this time he also drove school bus for his father-in-law, Frank Thurston, transporting local teens to high school in Corning. In 1959 Ed founded Coon Travel Trailer, bringing the excitement and newness of recreational vehicles to this region. In 1965 he and his wife and youngest daughter flew to California, took delivery of and drove back one of the first Class A motorhomes manufactured to sell at his business. Ed was a founding member of the Beaver Dams Fire Department, helping to construct the original firehouse. He was also a lifetime member of the Beaver Dams Methodist Church, where in his youth he was actively involved in church camps and activities. Over the course of 2 years beginning in 1938 Ed and his wife, Torncie, built a 2 bedroom log cabin for their young family which still stands today. The logs were felled by Ed and skidded to the home site by his wife. This log cabin home was featured in the magazine Better Homes and Gardens in 1948. Later the log cabin museum was furnished with turn of the century items and opened as a museum for all to enjoy. Ed and his wife spent many years camping with the Shanty Shifters and FMCA, once in their retirement years, driving their motorhome to Mexico. He and his wife were well known for their dancing at the outdoor concerts in Watkins Glen. Ed was involved in the Watkins Glen Senior Citizens Bowling League and was a 20 year participant in the Senior Olympic Games. Ed and his wife, for many years, hosted children through the Fresh Air Children's Organization, bringing children from NYC to the country for a few weeks in the summer. Ed could entertain others for hours with stories of his childhood and the years gone by in Beaver Dams. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Beaver Dams Fire Department or the Schuyler ARC. Calling hours will be held Thursday, January 21, from 5-8 p.m. at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, with a funeral service on Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Roy Decker formerly of Chemung, NY was called home to God on October 1, 2009 in Cleveland TN. Roy is being brought home to Chemung to rest, where he spent many happy years and was raised in God's Love by his beloved parents, Lacey and Bertha Decker. On Saturday, June 5th at 1:00 PM, Roy's wife, Marlene (Beschler) Decker and his sons will hold a brief Memorial Service at The Chemung Christian Fellowship Church in Chemung, followed by a drop-in reception at the Chemung Fire Hall for family and friends to pay their final respects. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 2, 2010
DeNUNZIO James T. III
Age 65, of Elmira, died unexpectedly on Friday, May 28, 2010 at home. Jim was born in Elmira, a son of the late James T. and Marguerite (Monahan) DeNunzio. He was preceded in death by his sister Patricia Marhefka and brother Daniel DeNunzio. Jim is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, James T. "Jamie" and Denise DeNunzio of Jupiter, FL; daughter and son-in-law, Erica M. and Kyle Elston of Elmira with their children, Jack and Claire; daughters, Marcy B. DeNunzio, and Amy M. DeNunzio with her children Hunter and Sarah Clark, all of Elmira; sister and brother-in-law, JoAnn and Michael Barbieri of Elmira; brother Michael DeNunzio of Albany, NY; aunt Marion Roberts of Odessa; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Jimmy, who ran DeNunzio's Sausage in Elmira and was known as "The Sausage King," started in the business with DeNunzio's Italian Grocery on the corner of W. Second and Grove Streets in 1974. He opened Harry Reagan's Tavern on Washington Ave. in 1982 before moving on to operate a sausage stand for many years at the Carousel Market at Eldridge Park. This led to Jim going into the wholesale sausage business. One of the highlights of the year for Jim, his family and the public was the Italian Festival in Watkins Glen. With the help of his family and friends, Jim would serve sausage and pasta to the entire Finger Lakes community. He loved to cook and was an avid gardener. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and took particular pleasure in a fishing trip taken to Alaska several years ago. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 8:15 p.m. Donations in Jim's memory may be directed to a charity of one's choice. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 30, 2010
DRISCOLL Ann Viola - Ann Viola Holcombe, age 91, of Dushore,
on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at the Highlands Care Center in Laporte, Pa. Ann was born in Towanda, Pa., on July 16, 1918, the youngest and last surviving of 10 children born to James and Clara Bird Driscoll. She graduated from St. Agnes High School a member of the Class of 1935. She married Richard L. Holcombe of Dushore, Pa., on June 15, 1937. They would have celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary next week. Ann was a homemaker and a loving spouse, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was very active in her community with her church and civic associations. She was the first Den Mother of the Cub Scouts, Den 1, and very instrumental in organizing bloodmobiles for many years. Ann was a very active member of St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa., where was a lifelong member of the Altar and Rosary Society and a very long and active member of the church choir. She also taught CCD for over 20 years preparing the youth for the Sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation. She was also a member of Loyalsock American Legion Post 996 Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the Sullivan County Republican Women and the Laporte Women's Club. Surviving are: spouse, Richard L. Holcombe, Dushore, Pa.; daughter and son-in-law, Marjorie A. and Thomas Gorsky, Penn Yan, N.Y.; son and daughter-in-law, Richard J. and Paula B. Holcombe, Laporte, Pa.; seven grandchildren, John, Michael and Thomas Gorsky, Eileen and Benjamin Radencic and Sara and Philip Holcombe; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous niece and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Kathryn (Mamie) Radencic Confar, on July 28, 2006; and a son-in-law, George A. Radencic Jr., on June 20, 1996. A transfer service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, June 7, from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., and followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at noon at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa., with her Pastor, Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, presiding. Interment will be in the adjoining Parish cemetery. Friends may call from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday morning, June 7, at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers. Memorials may be directed to: St. Basil's Restoration Fund, P.O. Box 306, Dushore, PA 18614 or Troop 48, Boy's Scouts of America, P.O. Box 1, Dushore, PA 18614. . – Towanda Daily Review, June 4, 2010
ESPOSITO Michele "Mike"
Age 79, left peacefully on Sunday evening, May 30, 2010, surrounded by his loving family. He joins in heaven his mother and brothers. He is survived by his loving children, Connie (John) Meyers, Elaine (Ray) Davis, Angela Bond, Patricia, Michael (James Gardner) and Vincent Esposito; 14 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his two brothers, Pasquale and Francis Esposito, son-in-law Bruce Bond, and precious grandson Jeremy Esposito. Michele was the son of the late Concetta DiGennaro and Vincenzo Esposito, he was the youngest of three boys. Born August 4, 1930 on Ellis Island enroute from Italy to NYC. He grew up in Manhattan, moved to Staten Island in 1957, married in 1959 and had six children with Mary Cerrato. He was a former employee of the NYC Parks Dept. and retired in the 80's. He loved betting the horses, playing cards, and spending countless hours at the kitchen table playing Yahtzee. You will forever remain with us, we love you dad, rest in peace and be happy. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Thursday, June 3, from 6-8pm; a funeral service will follow at 8:00pm; burial Friday at 3:00pm at Hector Presbyterian Cemetery. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 1, 2010
FAIVRE - Mary M. Sawyer, 87, of Trout Run, died
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at The Green Home, Wellsboro. She was the wife of the late Charles E. Sawyer. Mary was born Sept. 30, 1922, in Brookside, the daughter of the late Albert (Frenchy) and Lula Carroll Faivre. She was a homemaker and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mary enjoyed gardening, especially flowers and baking. She loved wild birds and traveling to Canada. Surviving are daughter, Doris (George) Pittenger; sons, Charles (Pat) Sawyer, Ronald (Kathy) Sawyer, John Sawyer, all of Trout Run; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ella Connelly, Lois Patt; brothers, Carroll and Fred Faivre. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four brothers, Eugene, George, Milton and Charles Faivre; and one sister, Anna Mase. A graveside service will be held on Monday, Feb. 15, at 1 p.m. at Steam Valley Cemetery with Pastor Gerald C. Peet officiating. The family will provide the flowers. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to Laurel Health Home Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Arrangements are being handled by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. - Wellsboro Gazette, Feb.17.2010
ELLSWORTH Olive - Mrs. Olive Ellsworth Hibbard, age 94, of Main
St., Meshoppen, Pa., died
at the Mercy Hospital in Scranton, Pa., on Friday morning, June 4, 2010, after an illness. She was born on Ellsworth Hill, Wyoming Co., near Meshoppen, Pa., on April 8, 1916, the daughter of the late Leslie L. and Pearl Maude Jayne Ellsworth Sr. Growing up and spending all of her early years in Meshoppen, she was a graduate of the Meshoppen High School, Class of 1933. She then completed her nursing training at the Robert Packer School of Nursing, in Sayre, Pa., graduating as a Registered Nurse. Mrs. Hibbard started her nursing career at the Pennsylvania University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. When Tyler Memorial Hospital opened in Meshoppen, she returned to her home town of Meshoppen, and continued her nursing career, working for over 25 years, retiring in 1960. On Nov. 26, 1960 she married Tracy Burl Hibbard, with whom she was married to for almost 45 years, until Mr. Hibbard's passing on Feb. 10, 2005. Mrs. Hibbard was a very active member of the Meshoppen United Methodist Church. Mrs. Hibbard and her husband were very thoughtful to others, they enjoyed doing all kinds of things for their relatives, neighbors, friends, and their church. Throughout their years together they enjoyed many trips to the New England States every year and also enjoyed their many trips, to the Pocono Mountains. They were a very loving couple, and to all that knew them. Surviving are her loving nieces and nephews, Burton Ellsworth of Myerstown, Pa., Betsy (Ron) Moffett, of Poolville, Texas, Jonathan (Nancy) Ellsworth of Lebanon, Pa., Sallie (Gary) Dennison, of State College, Pa.; Leslie (Sue) Ellsworth III of The Woodlands, Texas; and several great nieces and great nephews, as well as her many loving caregivers, throughout the last few years. Besides her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Jayne Ellsworth, Sept. 15, 1967; and her brother, Dr. Leslie L. Ellsworth Jr., Jan. 11, 2000. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday morning, June 10, at the Meshoppen United Methodist Church, with Rev. Tom Mott officiating. Interment will be in the Jersey Hill Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen, Pa. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Meshoppen United Methodist Church; c/o Mrs. Cris Wiswell, 1 Digger Dr., Tunkhannock, PA 18657. . – Towanda Daily Review, June 8, 2010
FOSTER Ronald Charles - Ronald Charles Foster, 59, of Elkland,
peacefully on Wednesday, May 26, 2010. Ron was born in Arkport, N.Y., the son of the Rev. Charles Foster and Jane Carpenter Foster, who predeceased him. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Ron's life at the Elkland Free Methodist Church, 102 Coates Ave., Elkland, on Saturday, May 29, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. A service will be held beginning at 3:30 p.m. and will be officiated by the Rev. Lynton Perry and the Rev. Harry Dow. Memorial donations in Ron's name may be made to the Elkland Free Methodist Church at the addressed listed above, or to the American Diabetes Association , Box 11454, Alexandria, Va., 22312, or visit www.diabetes.org. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland. – Wellsboro Gazette, June 2, 2010
FREDERICKS - WHISPELL, Alice M.
Age 82, of Elmira Heights, NY, died
Saturday, June 5, 2010, at her home. Alice was born on June 14, 1927, daughter of the late LaVern and Francis (Gee) Fredericks. Alice would be most remembered as a waitress and bartender for the Schanakers Diner in Elmira and was a volunteer for the Arnot Ogden Medical Center for over 20 years. She is survived by her daughters, Suzanne Copp of Elmira and Bonnie (Dale) Robinson of Lakeland, FL; sons, Otto Miller of Watkins Glen, NY and James Miller of Gowanda, NY; grandchildren, Jennifer and Daniel Copp; along with many other grandchildren and great-grandchildren, several brothers and sisters. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Whispell in 1988; daughter, Patricia Gillette; and son, Leland Dewert. Alice's wish was that no services be held for her. Arrangements are under the direction of the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. . – Elmira Star Gazette, June 7, 2010
FRIES Ronald Neal - Ronald "Fuzzy" Neal Fries, age 61, of Dushore,
on Sunday, June 6, 2010, at his home. He was born on Oct. 14, 1948, in Towanda, Pa., a son of the late Harry W. Fries Sr. and Frances Barratt Fries. He was a graduate of St. Basil's High School of Dushore, Class of 1966. He retired from Proctor and Gamble in Mehoopany, Pa. He was employed by Fitzpatrick and Lambert in Dushore, until the time of his death. Fuzzy has been a lifetime resident of this area. He was a member of St. Basil's Catholic Church; a member of White Ash Land Association; Dushore American Legion; and the Dushore Fire Company. He enjoyed NASCAR, and was an avid Earnhardt fan. He also enjoyed working on his vehicles. One of his greatest pleasures was his time spent on Sundays with his grandchildren. He leaves surviving his children, Neal (Kami) Fries, of Wysox, Pa.; grandchildren, Kara, Brandon, and Nicholas Fries; by brothers and sisters, Douglas (Patsy) Fries, of Pineville, La., Sally Murray (Jim), of Mildred, Pa., Patricia (Timothy) Griffin, of Tunkhannock, Pa.; sister-in-law, Helen Fries, of Wysox, Pa.; and by five nephews and ten nieces. He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Sr., Sept. 1, 1978; by his mother, Frances, Nov. 24, 1991; by his brothers and sisters, Harry W. Fries Jr., of Wysox, Pa., May 26, 2009, Sue Ruda, Dacula, Ga., Dec. 1, 2007, Joseph Fries, of Dushore, Pa., April 26, 2002; and Mary Lou Fries, of Dushore, June 26, 1944. Friends and family are invited to call from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9, at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, Pa. A transferal service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 10, in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Basil's Catholic Church, of Dushore, with Rev. Joseph Hornick, as celebrant. Interment will follow in the adjoining parish cemetery. Pallbearers are: James Murray, Scot Murray, Timothy Griffin, Darrin Griffin, Kris Pries and Jerry Murray. . – Towanda Daily Review, June 8, 2010
HAMLIN - MCINTOSH, Jane H.
Age 82, of Jupiter, Florida (formerly of Horseheads, NY and Bradford, PA) died
Thursday, March 11, 2010 at the Jupiter Medical Center. Jane attended Baldwinsville Central School (NY) and graduated from Syracuse University with a BS in Home Economics. Daughter of Grant and Grace Hamlin and loving wife and mother dedicated to her loving family. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Keith S. McIntosh; five children, Peter (Mary Ann) McIntosh of Horseheads, NY, Susan (Gary) McIntosh Lundy of Pine Plains, NY, David (Susan) McIntosh of Marcellus, NY, Keith M. (Kathie) McIntosh of Fairport, NY and James (Judy) McIntosh of Horseheads, NY; twelve grandchildren, Heather (Keith) Doolittle, Sara, Matthew, Daniel, Keith, Erin, Ian, Corrine, Patrick, Amanda, Andrew and Amy. A Memorial Service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, June 12, 2010 at the First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads, 2943 Westinghouse Road, Horseheads, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Young Life Syracuse West PO Box 146 Marcellus, NY 13108 or to a charity of your choice. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 6, 2010
HOOGENDAM Richard - Richard "Dick" Hoogendam, 88, of Caroline Pines, N.C., died peacefully with his family at his bedside, Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at his residence. Born Sept. 29, 1921, in Philadelphia, he graduated from Wellsboro High School in 1940. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 6, at Munden Funeral Home, Morehead City, N.C. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 7, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Eldrick Davis and the Rev. Eric Lindblade officiating. Interment will follow at Gethsemane Memorial Park, Morehead City, N.C. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 324 Miller Boulevard, Havelock, N.C. 28532 or to Craven County Home Hospice, P.O. Drawer 12610, New Bern, N.C. 28561. – Wellsboro Gazette, June 9, 2010
HOYT - NORRIS, Mary Ann
Mary Ann Norris, 53, went to be with her Savior on Memorial Day, May 31, 2010, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Donald Norris, Endicott; son, Mark Saganario, PA; her mother, Thelma Hoyt, Watkins Glen, NY; sister and brother-in-law, Ida and Michael Smalley, Watkins Glen, NY; sister, Jean Hoyt, Ogdensburg, NY; also, nieces, nephews and many good friends from the Binghamton and Endicott Assembly of God. She was an employee of Health Now for 25 years and a member of the Binghamton First Assembly of God. She affected the lives of many through her service to the Lord. Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service Thursday, June 3, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. at the James V. DeMarco & Son Funeral Home, 737 Chenango Street, Port Dickinson, NY with her Pastor Brendon Samuels officiating. Family and friends are invited to call at the DeMarco & Son Funeral Home Thursday, June 3, 2010, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Burial will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 3, 2010
KELLY Richard A.
June 3, 1934 - May 28, 2010 - Richard A. Kelly, 75, of Scranton, formerly of Greensburgh, PA and Elmira, NY, died Friday afternoon at the VNA Hospice unit from complications related to a stroke. His immediate family was in attendance. Born June 3, 1934 in Elmira, NY, he was the only child of Dorothy Slausson Kelly and Martin Kelly. He spent his childhood and teen years in Corning, NY and Binghamton, NY. After his marriage in 1956, he and his family lived in several communities, including Chenango Bridge, NY and Elmira, NY where he served as a volunteer fireman. Richard worked for Hobart Sales and Service (in Binghamton, NY, Elmira, NY and Greensburgh, PA) for over 25 years as a service technician. He retired in the 1990s and moved to Scranton, PA with his wife Donna. Richard was a widower, having lost his wife in 2003. He is survived by two daughters: Cyndy Ditmore (along with husband Mark and children Bethany and Ross) of Manassas, VA and Laura Kelly-Malave (along with husband Alfonso) of Gouldsboro, PA; and son Martin (along with wife Lynne and daughters Amanda and Megan) of Pine City, NY. His youngest child, son Ronald (formerly of Buffalo, NY) died
in November of 2006. It was Richard's wish to be cremated. There will be no funeral or calling hours. In lieu of a memorial service, the family requests that contributions be made in Richard's name to a hospice unit in your area. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 31, 2010
KING - KUNKLER, Wanda Alice
Age 81, of 218 Woods Edge Drive, Painted Post, NY, died
May 31, 2010 at Absolut Care of Three Rivers. She was born September 21, 1928 in Elkland, PA, the daughter of Ralph and Alice Binkey King. She was an employee of Corning Glass Works for 38 years. She is survived by sisters, Edith Rumsey of Elmira Heights, NY, Ruth Mileouski of Elkland, PA, Joyce VanGelder of Bath, NY, Nancy Southard of Lawrenceville, PA, and Carolyn Southard of Elkland, PA; brother, James (Helen) King of Las Vegas, NV; several nieces, nephews and cousins; special friend, Ron Van Dusen of Rochester, NY. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard in 1985; and brothers, Robert, Paul, David; and sisters, Dorothy Larrabee and Mary Porter. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Friday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. where funeral services will be conducted following calling hours at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Dorothy Densmore will officiate. Burial will be in Coopers Plains Cemetery, Coopers Plains, NY. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society , 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 2, 2010
KINGSLEY - THORPE Linda Kingsley
Linda Kingsley Thorpe, 58, of Pearcy AR died Sunday, May 23, 2010 at home. She was born August 21, 1951 in Elmira, New York to Dorcellia Bush Kingsley. She is survived by her mother and step-father Dorcellia (Dot) and Ted Hickey of Elmira and her husband William Thorpe of Pearcy, AR. Survivors include her sons, Micheal and his son Austin of Pearcy AR, and Shane Westbrook of NY with his son Anthony in AR and his daughter Rose; her daughters, Billi Sue and Charlie Parker of Las Vegas and their daughters London and Charly, and Bobbi Jo Garduno and daughters Rene, Alejandra and Reina of Pearcy; brother John Kingsley and sister, Bonnie White and families of Elmira NY as well as brother Francis Kinglsey and family of Watkins Glen; her mother-in-law, Mrs. Evelyn Thorpe; as well as many in-laws, nieces and nephews. Cherished friends Jackie Hardin, Connie Grinnis and JJ Kendall of AR join JoAnn Baker, Glenna Morrow and Earl and Sheila Knapp of NY in mourning Linda. Following Linda's wishes, no services were held. The family invites you to please sign the Memory Book at http://www.caruth-hale.com. You will remain in our hearts until we are together again. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 30, 2010
LaFRANCE Carol A. - Carol A. Fassett, 66, of Lawton, PA died
, Thursday, May 27, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born Aug. 6, 1943 in Meshoppen, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Dorothy [Fenton] LaFrance. She was a member of New Hope Ministries, West Auburn. Carol enjoyed bird watching, crocheting, knitting, quilting and wildlife. She especially loved her family and friends and will be dearly missed. Survivors include her loving husband of 51 years, Clifford Fassett, Sr. of Lawton; her children and their significant others, Connie Proof and Tony of Montrose, Caren Parmelee and Paul of Carbondale, Christy Fassett of Lawton, Cliff Fassett, Jr. and DeAnna of Lawton, Carl Fassett and Tracy of Lawton; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Wilma Hunsinger of Montrose; daughter-in-law and her husband, Elizabeth and Philip Malt of London, England. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her siblings, Susan LaFrance, baby girl and baby boy LaFrance. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 2 at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose. Friends and family called at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday evening. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Endless Mountains Health Systems Building Fund, 3 Grow Avenue, Montrose, PA 18801 or to the Rush Volunteer Fire Co., PO Box 5, Lawton, PA 18828. – Wyalusing Rocket Courier, June 3, 2010
LAMBERT Rev. Herbert H.
of Elmira, NY, went to sleep in the arms of our Lord on January 18, 2010. Rev. Lambert was a graduate of Bethany College, WV. AB Magna Cum Laude, 1950, Union Theological Seminary, NY, M. Div. 1953. He was ordained to the Ministry by Bethany Christian Church in 1950. From 1959 to 1971 he served churches in California, PA, WV and Rantoul Air Force, IL. From 1971 to 1989 he was Vice President, and Chief Editor of Christian Board of Publication, St. Louis, MO. From 1990 to 2000 he served 13 interims from Tupelo, MS to Oak Park, IL. He is the author of "Getting Inside The Bible" and more than thirty study courses for use in Protestant Churches. He served on the Uniform Series for seventeen years and chaired the Cycle Committee from 1992 to 1998. He served on the committee on publication and distribution for the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. Rev. Lambert was a member of EOC Council and other war on poverty programs. He founded and chaired the Rantoul Human Relations Council. He was very active in the Civil Rights Movement. Rev. Lambert was a Greek & Hebrew Scholar who worked on the Dead Sea Scrolls and was also a member of Mensa International. He was preceded in death by his four sisters, three brothers and his first wife, Rev. Esther Esaias in 1986. He is survived by his wife, Constance; two sons, Tim and Geoff Lambert; and one step daughter, Cynthia Burke of New Mexico; one granddaughter; one sister, Iva Winters of VA; and multiple nieces and nephews. He will be deeply missed by his beloved cat, BeBe. A Celebration of Rev. Lambert's Life and Memorial Service will be held at the Big Flats First Presbyterian Church, Main St., Big Flats, NY on Saturday, January 30, 2010, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Richard Price. Memorial Contributions may be directed to the Big Flats First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 454, Big Flats, NY 14814 in Rev. Lambert's memory. Arrangements by Sullivan's Funeral Home.
LIMBACHER Leonard L. Sr.
Age 69, formerly of Horseheads, NY and Melbourne FL, died
peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, May 31, 2010 at Riverside Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Len retired from a longtime employment with Hardinge Brothers Inc. of Horseheads, NY. He was a loving father, avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed many years at his cottage on Seneca Lake. Len was predeceased in death by his parents, Willard and Olive; brothers, Robert Schell and Norman Limbacher; his nephew, Robert Schell Jr., SP4. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Len (Peggy) Limbacher Jr. of Hilliard, OH; daughter, Karen Tremaine, also of Hilliard, OH; grandchildren, Gregory (Danielle) Limbacher of Hubert, NC, Ryan and Lauren Limbacher of Hilliard, OH and Tyler and Matthew Tremaine of Hilliard, OH and formerly of Horseheads, NY; brother, Willard (Priscilla) Limbacher of Palm Bay FL; and several nieces, nephews and close friends. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Friday, June 18, 2010, from 5-7:00 p.m. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 6, 2010
LLEWELLYN Brion Richard - Brion Richard (Dick) Llewellyn Sr. died in his home in Johnstown with his family on Monday, June 7, 2010, after a brief battle with cancer. He was born Feb. 28, 1935. He was a Marine veteran having severed during the Korean War. He was a Past Master at Lodge #350 in Blossburg. Dick is survived by his wife of 48 years, Linda Booth Llewellyn; children, Brion Jr. of Johnstown, Timothy and wife Sandy of Portage; Todd of Clarksville, Tenn.,Holly and husband Roger of Johnstown; grandchildren, Lynae, Brittany, Morgan, Brooke, Kaitlynn, Madison, Richard, Ashley; great-grandchildren, Dana and Kassidy; sisters,Bonnie (Donald) Haddow of Blossburg, Faye (Bill) Kenyon of Blossburg, Marylou Machmer of Canton; sisters- in-law, Nida Llewellyn of Peru, N.Y., Candy Cuneo of Sellersville; also several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Marion Llewellyn; brothers, Beryl, James, Robert, and a sister Joyce Smith. Friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, on Thursday, June 10, from 1 p.m. until time of services at 3 p.m. Pastor Michele Somerville will officiate. The family will supply the flowers. – Wellsboro Gazette, June 9, 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
LONG Joshua L.
Pine City Resident - Of Kinner Hill Road, was born August 26, 1985 in Elmira, NY the beloved son of Kevin L. and Robin R. (Palmer) Long, died
on Saturday, May 29, 2010, as the result of an accident at the age of 24. His paternal grandfather, Ralph Long; maternal grandfather, Sidney Palmer; and aunt, Katherine Long, predeceased him. Josh is survived by his fiancée, Sara Denierio of Elmira, NY, the mother of his child, Leigha Olivia, due to be born in August; paternal grandmother, Barbara long and companion, John Durkin of Pine City, NY; maternal grandmother, Sharon Palmer (Joe) Zahorsky of Rotunda West, FL; loving parents, Kevin and Robin; beloved sister, Nikki Long of Pine City, NY; aunts, Debbie (Rocky) Criss of Pine City, NY; Marlene Hartigan, stationed with the US Army in Hawaii; uncle, Eric (Robbin) Palmer of Lockwood, NY; close cousins, Ben Criss and Katie Criss (fiancé, Scott Webb), Bobby and Michael Hartigan, Kayla Sidney Palmer; last, but certainly not least, his best friend, Andrew Rohr (fiancée Lindsay) of Pine City, NY; canine companion, "Toby". Josh was a graduate of Southside High School class of 2003 and also graduated from the Sheet Metal Worker's Union Local #112 in 2009. He loved anything and everything to do with the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, four wheeling, and absolutely loved his Jeep. Joshua loved life and lived it to the fullest. He worked hard, played hard and was extremely loyal to his family and friends. He will be deeply missed but never forgotten, especially his beautiful, contagious and infectious smile and his warm blue eyes. His family and friends will be gathering at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Thursday, June 3, 2010, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. A Memorial Service honoring his life will be held there Friday, June 4, 2010, at 12:00 (noon). The Reverend Doctor William Lutz will celebrate Josh's service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to a trust fund for his daughter to be born in August, Leigha Olivia, to the Elmira Savings Bank, 2149 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY 14845. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 31, 2010
LOTT - BLANCHARD Freda M.
Age 70, of Burdett, NY, died
Saturday, May 29, 2010 at Cayuga Medical Center. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Wednesday, June 2, from 1-2 pm. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm with burial at Hector Presbyterian Cemetery. Freda was predeceased by her parents, Edward and Gladys Lott; son Scott Blanchard; and brothers and twin sister, Edward "Bud" C. Lott, Clifford "Kip" Lott, and Leda Bardeen. She is survived by her loving husband of almost 50 years, Jack Blanchard; children, J. Todd (Karen) Blanchard of Logan, Jeffrey (Michele) Blanchard of Watkins Glen; sister Ruthanna (Marvin) Secord of Logan; daughter-in-law Mary Elizabeth Blanchard of Hagerstown, MD; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Lott of Burdett, and Virginia Lott of Montour Falls; brother-in-law James Bardeen of Burdett; and six grandchildren, Karlee, Hilary, Jonathan, Victoria, Craig and Scott. Freda retired from Cayuga Medical Center in 1991. She was an active member of the Logan Community Center, past member of the V-L-H Volunteer Fire Department Women's Auxiliary; and volunteered in the Wayne County Hospital in Monticello, KY. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Humane Society of Schuyler Co, 2386 County Road 10, Alpine, NY 14805 or charity of one's choice. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 31, 2010
MACKEY Melvin E.
A devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, Melvin E. Mackey, 76, died
on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, after an extended illness at home. A native of Franklin, NY, Melvin served in the Army, graduated from Hartwick College, and taught music for 33 years at Tioga Central Schools in Upstate New York. During his career there, he led a successful string and harp program and later added elementary vocal music. He was involved with the Boy Scouts and Little League baseball for many years; was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Waverly, NY. Throughout the years, Melvin enjoyed playing violin for many weddings, church services and community events in New York and Florida. He is survived by his wife, Helene Mackey, three sons and daughters-in-law, Dan and Denise, Tim and Paula, and Ben and Kim; two grandchildren, Amanda and Kevin; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Audrey and Richard Strangeway and Phyllis and James Jennings; several nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Waverly, NY at 3:00 pm, Saturday January 23, 2010. Interment will take place in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Verona, NY at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., 418 N. George St., Rome, NY. Contributions may be made in Melvin's memory to the Alzheimer's foundation online at http://www.alz.org or by mail at Alzheimer's Association , P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.
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
MORROW - WEST Margaret H.
Of Elmira, NY - Was born January 13, 1944 in Elmira, the daughter of the late Michael and Lola (Reed) Morrow, died
on Saturday, January 16, 2010 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 66. Her beloved son, James "Jimmy" Messinger preceded her in death March 7, 2009. She is survived by her loving children, Todd Messinger of Elmira, NY; David (Jessica) West of Athens, PA; Rick West of Waverly, NY; adored grandchildren, Kerri Messinger (Jesse Connor); Angelica and Veronica West; Richard West Jr. and Alex West; much loved great granddaughter, Madison Connor; brother, David Morrow of Elmira, NY; daughter-in-law, Amanda Messinger of Elmira, NY; along with several nieces, nephews and many friends. Margaret adored her grandkids and loved her crafts. At her request there will be no prior calling hours. All services will be held privately at the convenience of her family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY. MOM: Todd, David and Rick will always love, honor and remember you and keep you in our hearts!
NICHOLS James F. "Jim"
Of 9345 State Rt. 89, Trumansburg, died
at Strong Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, at the age of 74 after a brief illness. Born on November 11, 1935 in Montour Falls, Jim was the son of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Allen) Nichols. Jim was a 1953 graduate of Odessa Montour School District, where he was an active member of the Future Farmers of America and played baseball. Following graduation he was a welder at Seneca Engineering in Montour Falls while joining his uncle Howard and aunt Alice Bower on what was known as Spring Stream Farm. After retiring from dairy farming, he was a livestock dealer/hauler for nearly 50 years. He was known for his sharp eye and keen sense of knowledge of the livestock business. In early years of livestock dealing he would travel to livestock auctions in Sennett, Owego, Whitney Point, and Middleburg, PA. In recent years, with his daughter Barb by his side, they traveled to Empire Livestock in Dryden on Mondays, Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange in Canandaigua on Wednesdays and Empire Livestock in Bath on Thursdays. He enjoyed his auction friends as much as he enjoyed his local friends. Early in the morning Jim could be found at one of many local stops such as Chef's Diner, Falls Tavern, or Camels (later to be known as Ron Dons). Jim loved watching all types of sports and was an avid fan of Sportscenter. He was a Mark Martin fan and rarely missed a NASCAR race. He enjoyed spending time with the members of the Boulder Creek Buck Club and was a past member of the Mechanic's Club in Montour Falls. If you were a friend to our dad, he considered you a friend for life. Our dad was well respected, loved and will be greatly missed by many. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his uncle, Howard and aunt, Alice "Nanny" Bower. He is survived by three daughters, Barb Kelley (Mike Bergen) of Burdett, Becky Updike of Trumansburg, and Brenda (Matt) Lincoln of Trumansburg; six grandchildren, Elliott Kelley, Nicholas and Ryan Updike, Cody Nichols, Hunter and Kameron Lincoln; cousins, Janice Freese of Montour Falls, Ed (Jackie) Saeger of Florida, Ed (Nancy) Allen of Rochester and Dave (Karen) Allen of Mecklenburg; the mother of his daughters, Judy Haviland; and many close friends. The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the 7th Floor staff at Strong Memorial Hospital for their exceptional care. The family will be present to receive friends from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 23, 2010, and from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 24, 2010, at the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South St., Trumansburg. Funeral Services will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 24, 2010, at the funeral home. A reception will be held at the American Legion Post #770 in Trumansburg immediately following the service. A private burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established by the family in Jim's name. To make a contribution to this memorial fund, kindly make a check payable to: James Nichols Memorial Fund and mail to: Tompkins Trust Company, PO Box 702, Trumansburg, NY 14886.
PAUTZ - MORICH, Mary Ellen
Age 81, of Elmira Heights, died peacefully at her home, with her loving family and friends by her side, on Monday, June 7, 2010. Mary Ellen is the daughter of the late Robert L. and Marion (Matthews) Pautz. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, George Morich; children, with their families, Kathleen E. and Brian Bradley of Phoenix, AZ, with children, Kara, K.C. and Jessica; Nancy A. and Gene Barcomb of Horseheads; Karen E. and Brian Qualey of Horseheads with children, Bridget and Patrick; Michael and Xiaoming Morich of Casselberry, FL with daughter Lulu; Susan M. and Daniel Turner of Elmira Heights with daughters, Kati, Megan and Sarah. Also surviving are 8 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law Daniel L. and Carol Pautz of Ellenville, NY; along with several nieces, nephews and in-laws. Mary Ellen was a very active person who was always on the go and lived her life to the fullest. She was a charter member of the Ladies Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, a member of the Women's Auxiliary of the I.A.V., Elmira Heights American Legion Post #154 Auxiliary, and the Horseheads Senior Center. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Elmira Heights. Interment and committal prayers will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Mary Ellen with a donation to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Officers and members of the Ladies Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians will meet at McInerny Funeral Home at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 9th, to conduct a prayer service for our departed sister Mary Ellen Morich. Signed Mary Ellen Allington, President. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 9, 2010
PHILIPS Arthur E. - Arthur E. Philips, 69, of Westfield, formerly
of Frazier, died
, Monday, May 24, 2010, at his residence. He retired after working for 30 years as a bus driver for SEPIA in Philadelphia. He is survived by wife, Elizabeth; daughters, Suzanne Brink of Media, Peggy (Anthony) Lodise of New Castle County, Delaware, Denise Sweeney of Westfield; sons, John Philips of Collingdale, Robert (Janine) Philips of Glenolden, John Sweeney of Erie; 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Edward Philips. A private memorial service will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., 222 West Main St., Westfield. – Wellsboro Gazette, June 9, 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
PUCHALLA Carole A. - Carole A. Salomone, 68, of Carlisle, died Saturday, May 29, 2010, at Carlisle Regional Medical Center. Born March 26, 1942 in Mt. Union, she was a daughter of the late John and Anne Holesa Puchalla. Carole graduated from Mt. Union High School in 1960 as salutatorian and was a member of the National Honor Society. After graduation she was employed by the CIA and NBC network in Washington, D.C., where she met her husband and then married him in 1964. When she moved to Carlisle in 1981 with her family, Carole began working for Dickinson College where she was employed for 26 years and later graduated in 1997 with a degree in English literature. Carole is also a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Carlisle. Surviving are: her husband of 46 years, William K. Salomone of Carlisle; three sons, Rocco Salomone and wife Kelly of Brockport, N.Y., Blasé Salomone and wife Tina of Carlisle and Frank Salomone and wife Cassie of Carlisle; a sister, Veronica Greenland and husband John of Towanda; a brother, Larry Puchalla of Mt. Union; and eight grandchildren, Cecilia, Victoria, Joseph, Dominic, Anthony, Vincent, Sophia and Salvatore. A memorial mass will be held at noon on Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at St. Patrick Catholic Shrine Church, 140 East Pomfret St., Carlisle, with the Rev. Daniel Mennite and Olusola H. Adewole officiating. A visitation will be held from 9–11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at Hoffman–Roth Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Name Friary, Two Morris Road, Ringwood, NJ 07456. . – Towanda Daily Review, May 30, 2010
REED Leon Leroy
Funeral services for Leon Leroy Reed, age 92, of New Smyrna Beach, who died
peacefully at Hospice Care Center, Edgewater, FL on June 3, will be 7:00 p.m. Friday (today) June 4, at Settle-Wilder Funeral Home, New Smyrna Beach, FL. The Reverend Laura Walters Baskett will officiate the service. Friends may call from 6:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Born March 27, 1918 in Lowville, NY, to Roland and Mabel Reed, Leon moved to Wellsboro, PA in 1946; to Apollo Beach, FL in 1984 and finally to New Smyrna Beach in 2005. In Wellsboro, Mr. Reed was the founder and owner of Reed's Cable TV System, Reed and English Hardware, and built and maintained the former Coin-Op Laundromat. Mr. Reed was a two term mayor of Wellsboro, past president of the Wellsboro Lions Club, past commodore of the Watkins Glen Yacht Club in New York, member of the Smyrna Yacht Club, former member of the Wellsboro Loyal Order of Moose, member of the former Apollo Beach Yacht Club and long-time member of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church. Mr. Reed was an avid boater, first with his 1963 40 foot Owens Ju-Be-Le on Seneca Lake in Watkins Glen and later with his 43 foot Hatteras SandyJ on Tampa Bay. Mr. Reed also enjoyed riding his Harley with his beloved Maltese, Max, on the back. He is survived by his wife Sandra; daughter June Cooper of Wellsboro; Stepsons, Marvin (Kim) Haner of Colonial Heights, VA and David (Karen) Haner of Westfield, PA; brother Gerald (Jean) Reed of Glenfield, NY; 5 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and friends, and his Maltese Mickey. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Muriel Traxel; daughter Sandra Kay Schnibbe in 1973 and Max in 2003. The family would like to thank the staff at The Hospice Care Center in Edgewater for the wonderful care they gave, and request memorial donations be made in Leon's honor to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler Edgewater Care Center, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32127. Condolences may be made online to www.settlefuneralhome.com. Settle-Wilder Funeral Home and Cremation Service 406 S. Orange Street, New Smyrna Beach, is in charge of arrangements. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 5, 2010
REED Leon - A memorial service will be held for Leon Reed on Saturday,
Oct. 9, at the Trinity Lutheran Church, West Ave., Wellsboro at 2 p.m.
Leon died Thursday June 3, 2010. Wellsboro Gazette - September 28, 2010
RINGWOOD - MCELVENEY Beverly A.
Of Lees Summit, MO died
peacefully on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 76 years of age. Bev was the daughter of the late Walter and Margaret Ringwood of Rochester, NY. She is survived by her husband, Bill, of 56 years, her son Tom and his wife Kristi McElveney along with their 4 children- Nathan, Patrick, Andrew and Brian, as well as her daughter Kate and her husband Rich Riffel and their 6 children, Maggie, Danny, Jack, Molly, Annie and Lizzy. Bev was born in Rochester, NY and resided in Elmira for 47 years. She was a member of the Elmira Country Club where she enjoyed playing golf and was an avid bridge player. A memorial Mass will be held in her honor at Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Saturday June 12th at 12:00 noon. Immediately following the service there will be a luncheon at the Elmira Country Club. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made to The Lourdes Fund c/o of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Demarest Parkway, Elmira, NY 14905. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 4, 2010
RORICK - BENNITT, Betty J.
Age 84, of 201 Pioneer Rd, Painted Post, died
on Sunday, June 6, 2010 at Founders Pavilion. June 6th was the birthday of her mother, Edith. Betty was born on January 28, 1926 in Elmira, the daughter Frank E. and Edith R. (Hoy) Rorick. She married Alfred F. Bennitt on February 2, 1951 at the Hedding Methodist Church in Elmira. Alfred predeceased her on May 24, 1995. Betty was a 1944 graduate of Elmira Free Academy and a 1980 graduate of Corning Community College. She was a secretary in Corporate Accounting at Corning, Inc., retiring in 1984 with over 28 years of service. Along with her husband, she volunteered at Meals on Wheels, and she also volunteered at the reception desk at Corning Hospital. Betty was a member of the United Methodist Church of Painted Post. She is survived by her children and their spouses: Robert and Marcia Bennitt of Painted Post, Richard and Kristin Bennitt of Corning, Teresa and Gareth Ballard of Dundee, and Mary and Curtin Sweely of Lawrenceville. Betty also has eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
It was Betty's wish that there be no calling hours. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will take place at Chapel Knoll Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 3300 East Sunrise Drive, Tucson, AZ, 85718, or to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements are with Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC of Corning. . – Elmira Star Gazette, June 8, 2010
RUGER Geraldine L. - Geraldine (Gerry) L. Benjamin, 72, of Athens,
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, N.Y., on June 22, 1957 and started a family. She was a self-employed beautician in both Elmira, N.Y., and Athens, Pa., for over 20 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 45 years, Jack Benjamin. She is survived by four children, Scott (Marybeth) Benjamin of Lockwood, N.Y., Shelley (Charles) Rudloff of Sayre, Pa., Sonya (Timothy) Davidson of Athens, Pa., and Steven (Deborah) Benjamin of Waverly, N.Y.; 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 N.C.; 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, N.Y. – Sayre Morning Times, June 1, 2010
RUNDLE - DOOLITTLE, Kathryn R.
Age 91, of Watkins Glen, died
peacefully on Tuesday, January 19, 2010. Kathryn was born in Odessa, NY on May 11, 1918, the daughter of Charles and Harriett Rundle. Kathryn retired as the Commissioner of Social Services of Schuyler County. Throughout her lifetime, she served on several committees, boards, groups and civic organizations related to her profession and her family. Although recognized for her many volunteer efforts, she was especially proud of these three awards: Zonta Women of Achievement in 1993; Office of the Aging Volunteer of the Year in 2001; and New York Women of Distinction by Senator John R. Kuhl, Jr. in 2002. She was predeceased by her husband, John M. Doolittle in 1995. She is survived by children, Karen Bartone of Watkins Glen, John B. Doolittle (Barb Donnell) of St. Joseph, MO, Peggy (Jim) Scott of Burdett, Cheri Doolittle of Albany; and friend, David Bartone; grandchildren, Lisa (Jason) Confer of Crofton, MD, Tony (Sue) Bartone of Corning, Nick Bartone of Harrisburg, PA, and Kyle, Colleen and Collin Scott of Orlando, FL; great-grandchildren, Chad and Tate Confer; also Jordan, and Nicky and Cal Bartone. The family will receive friends at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Friday, January 22, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. A funeral service will immediately follow at 8:00 p.m.; burial at Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes you may consider a memorial donation in Kathryn's name to the Schuyler Outreach Food Pantry, c/o "Catholic Charities of Schuyler County Food Pantry", 112 Tenth St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891.
SCHLOTZHAUER Leon "Dutch"
Leon "Dutch" Schlotzhauer formerly of Corning, NY died
May 24, 2010 in Peoria, AZ. Dutch was born in Bluffton, IN, August 2, 1926. Dutch was a graduate from Purdue University with a degree in Chemical Engineering. In 1949, he joined Corning Glass Works. Dutch had a wide variety of assignments during his 38 years of service. Most were mainly in the Technical and Research Divisions during his first 20 years, but his later years were spent in the International Division where he was in charge of building a new factory in Brazil, running it, and then heading Coming's Brazilian Glass Factory. Other Corning factories that received manufacturing upgrades took him to England, Germany, Pakistan, and Japan. Having both lost their mates due to fatal illnesses Dutch and Rusty Shaddock became partners in '95 and moved from New York to Arizona. He is survived by his sons, Matt and David; granddaughter, Alex and partner Rusty Shaddock. Memorial Services were held at Freedom Plaza. Peoria. AZ. Burial will be in Sun City, AZ. . – Elmira Star Gazette, June 8, 2010
SCHWAB Thomas William
Age 26, son of Mary Elizabeth (Bassett) Schwab and Thomas C. Schwab, went to be with his Savior unexpectedly on Sunday, May 16, 2010. His paternal grandparents, Robert and Marie Schwab of Mansfield, PA and uncle D. J. Bassett of Sullivanville, NY predeceased Thomas. He is survived by his grandparents, Donald and Hildegarde Bassett of Sullivanville, NY; sister, Suzanne Bassett and fiancé, Keith Youngs; niece, Bianca Youngs; brothers, Joseph and Daniel Schwab; daughter, Nakendra and her mother, Jessica; sister, Rebecca Caccia and her husband, Chris; nephews, Ryan, Derick and Evan; niece, Hailey; cousins, Katie and Michael Bassett; aunts, Debra Bassett and Linda Farrer; uncles, John and Frank Schwab of Pennsylvania; special friends, Tommy, Margie Luna and Tom Jennings of Horseheads. Tommy was a member of St. Mary Our Mother Church parish of Horseheads, a graduate of Horseheads High School and served in the US Army. Tommy was an avid Buffalo Sabres fan and enjoyed all types of music from the Beatles to Radiohead and Tom Petty. Tommy will be sadly and deeply missed by all those who knew him. A gathering of his family and friends will take place at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Friday, June 4, 2010, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. He will be laid to rest privately at the convenience of his family in St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery, Horseheads, NY. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 3, 2010
SEELEY - ORSO, Gail Ann
peacefully on Friday, the 15th of January, at her home in Houston, Texas. Her husband, Fran; sons, Braden (Kelsey French) and Bryan; mother, Joan Wilder (Joseph); and sister, Penny Lester, surrounded her. She battled cancer with unbelievable courage, grace, and an unrelenting spirit that inspired all who admired Gail and came to know her. She was born in Corning, NY on the 8th of March 1956. Gail is survived by brothers, David Seeley, Edward Seeley and Daniel Wilder, all of Melbourne, Florida. She is also survived by Sister Donna Hamilton (Steve) of Apopka, Florida. A graduate of Corning East High School, Gail was a longtime educator in the Elmira and Corning Area School Districts. She began her career teaching Math after graduating from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. As a teacher at Horseheads High School, she earned a Master's Degree in Educational Administration and was awarded Teacher of the Year. Later, she served the students of Schuyler, Chemung, and Tioga as the Principal of the BOCES campus in Horseheads, NY. Before retiring in 1999 due to her illness, she also served as an administrator at Northside Blodgett Middle School in Corning, NY. After retiring, Gail donated her time to the American Red Cross, The Town of Erwin Planning Board, and the GIST Cancer Research Fund. Friends are cordially invited to attend a memorial celebration of her life in Corning, NY. Thursday, the 4th of February, a Memorial Funeral will be held at the Phillips Funeral Home (17 West Pulteney Street) from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The following day, Friday, a Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church (155 State Street) at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Memorial Celebration Event at the Radisson Hotel (125 Denison Parkway East) on Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Gail has requested that memorial donations be made to: GIST Cancer Research Fund, 55 Saw Mill Road, New City, NY 10956, www.gistinfo.org/donate/
SICK Elwood - Elwood Sick, 72, of Lovelton, PA, died
on Feb. 16, 2010. Interment services will be held on Saturday, June 26 at 11:30 a.m. at the Forkston Cemetery. A light lunch will be served at the Forkston Grange Hall following the interment. – Wyalusing Rocket Courier, June 3, 2010
SODANO Emanuel Michael
On Saturday, May 29, 2010, of Elmira, NY and Cabin John, MD. Husband of the late Mary M. Sodano. Father of Ralph E. A. Sodano, Denver, CO, Edward P. Sodano, Denver, CO, Vincent Sodano, Elmira, NY, Pam E. Sodano, Ellicott City, MD, Mary Ann Davis, Norfolk, VA, John E. Sodano, Denver, CO and Michael A. Sodano, Los Gatos, CA. Brother of John Sodano, Pam Sodano, Mary Bartholomew, the late Vincent "Jimmy" Sodano, Jerry Sodano, Joey Sodano, and Rosey Farino. Beloved grandfather of seven. Friends will be received at PUMPHREY'S BETHESDA-CHEVY CHASE FUNERAL HOME, 7557 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD on Thursday, June 10, from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church, 6900 River Road, Bethesda, MD on Friday, June 11, at 9:30 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. . – Elmira Star Gazette, June 9, 2010
SOUTHARD James F.
James F. Southard, 64, of Endicott, died
peacefully Saturday morning, May 29, 2010, at his home. He was predeceased by his son, James Southard; his mother, Florence Southard; his stepsister and her husband, Deanna and Nick; and his best friend, Dookie. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 47 years, Carol A. Southard, Endicott; three daughters and one son-in-law, Debbie and Al Madison, Horseheads, NY, Janet Southard, Johnson City, Kim Southard, Endicott; his son, Adam Southard, Endicott; six grandchildren, Jimi, Shawn, Tyler, Matthew, Lacey and Ashlie; his mother-in-law, Mary Rita Tressler, Horseheads, NY; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Rick and Susan Southard, York PA, Randy and Lynn Southard, Horseheads, NY; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and James Bush, Horseheads, NY, Charlotte and Al McMillin, Montana; his stepbrother and his wife, Fred and Liz Southard, Elmira; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Diane and Art Brown, Wisconsin; also several nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends. He was a member of St. Joseph's Church Endicott and the former owner/operator of Broome Jewelers in Endwell. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at 6:00 p.m. at St. Joseph's Church, 207 Hayes Ave., Endicott. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The family will receive friends at St. Joseph's Church on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until time of funeral mass at 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in memory of Jim may be made to the Hospice Program, 4102 Old Vestal Rd., Vestal, NY 13850. Arrangements are by the Leon Pucedo Funeral Home, Inc., 1905 Watson Blvd., Endicott, NY 13760. – Elmira Star Gazette, May31, 2010
STARKWEATHER Charles - Charles Starkweather, 69, of Wellsboro, died Friday, June 4, 2010, at the Williamsport Hospital. Charles was born April 21, 1941, a son of Alvin and Lacrita (Cennedy) Starkweather. He was the husband of Patricia (Palmer) Starkweather. Charles retired from Osram Sylvania in Wellsboro. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Charles enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching his grandson, go-cart racing, and beagle dogs. He was a member of the Free Methodist Church, Wellsboro. Charles is survived by his wife, Patricia; three sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Gaile Starkweather of Wellsboro; Charles and Michelle Starkweather of Denton, N.C., Daniel and Karen Starkweather of Winston, Salem, N.C.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister and brother-in-law, Virginia (Arthur) Williammee. He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Duane and Keith Starkweather; and a grandson, Joshua Charles Starkweather in 1989. In keeping with Charles' wishes, there will be no services. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family. – Wellsboro Gazette, June 9, 2010
STRANGER - CANNAVINO, Ruth E.
Our beloved mother and "Gram," Ruth E. Cannavino, 88, of Waverly, NY, passed into the arms of the Savior June 5, 2010 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law. She was loved and cherished by those who were blessed to know her. She will not only be remembered for her loving and caring nature but for her great sense of humor and joyous spirit. Born December 29, 1921 in Athens, PA to the late William and Hattie (Bowman) Stranger. Ruth attended school in the Valley and in Owego, NY. She later attended the National Youth Organization. She married Anthony (Tony) A. Cannavino on May 24, 1943 in Chemung , NY. She was previously employed by the Blue Swan, Bendix Corporation, Artistic Card, Waverly Central Schools and retired from Hardinge Brothers Inc. Ruth was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church , a selfless, loving mother and grandmother who put the Lord and others first. Her passion was baking and cooking Italian specialties. She loved traveling with her sister Dorothy and enjoyed children, animals and all of nature. Ruth is survived by a son, David (Cornelia) Cannavino of Waverly; daughters, Susan (Dennis) Brady of Waverly and Jean (Terrance) Butler of Webster, NY; sister, Geraldine Davis and several nieces and nephews. Beloved grandchildren, Stephanie (Sara Pinaglia) Cannavino, Sanomara (Anthony) Spitzig, Casey Chacona (Arlo Warner), Israel (Melissa) Chacona, Ian (Nina) Butler and Lee Butler. Great grandchildren, Simon, Lorelei, Sebastian and Gabriel Spitzig, Abigail and Isabelle Ruth Chacona and Brianna Butler; brother-in-law, Michael Cannavino. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Tony; brothers, Leon and Harold Stranger; sister, Dorothy and brother-in-law, John (Art) Russell and sister, Stella Stranger. A time for gathering with family and friends will be Thursday, June 10, 2010 at the Waverly United Methodist Church from 10-11 AM. The celebration of Ruth's life will follow the visitation with the Rev. Ann Bey Canfield honoring her memory at 11 AM. You are asked to consider expressions of sympathy be made in lieu of flowers to Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung Street, Waverly, NY 14892 or Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Rd., Waverly, NY 14892. . – Elmira Star Gazette, June 8, 2010
THOMAS Glen W. - Glen W. Thomas, 66, of Arnot, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010. Glen was born on Oct. 7, 1943, in Roaring Branch, the son of Richard and D. Jane (Roby) Thomas. He was employed by Ralph's Service Center for 27 years. Glen is survived by his wife of 39 years, Sharon (Christian) Thomas; his faithful companion, Charlie; his mother, D. Jane Wilston of Canton; six sisters and brothers-in-law, Carol (Larry) Jackson, Joy (William) Rogers, Susan (Bill) Powers, Sheryl (Mike) Sommers, Debbie (Mark) Dalton, Debi (Steve) Innes; one brother and sister-in-law, James A. (JoAnn) Spencer; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Helen and Jay Christian; a sister-in-law, Paula (Tom) Warriner; a brother-in-law, Bill (Vickie) Christian; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins. Also survived by special friends, Ronnie and Judy Dowling and Wayne Hocker. Glen was predeceased by his father, Richard W. Thomas and his step-mother, Allie Frances Calkins. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 12, at 2 p.m. at the Arnot Recreation Center, Main St. Arnot. Memorial contributions may be made in Glen's memory to the PA SPCA, Mansfield Road, Wellsboro, Pa., 16933. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family. – Wellsboro Gazette, June 2, 2010
WEILAND Scott A. "Bubby"
Age 41 of Federal Rd. in North Chemung, NY, died
unexpectedly on June 7, 2010. Scott was born March 21, 1969 in Elmira, NY, to Shirley Drake Weiland and Raymond Weiland. In addition to his parents Shirley Weiland of Lowman and Ray (Barb) Weiland also of Lowman, Scott is survived by his son, Brandon; sister, Shelly Weiland of Corning, NY; cousins, Betsy Bowman of Elmira and Laurie Bowman of Woodville, AL; former spouse, friend and mother to Brandon, Karen McGonigal of Pine City, NY; aunts, Betty (Charles) Thomas of Scottsboro, AL, Janice (John) Nolan of Myrtle Beach, NC, Bruce Weiland of Horseheads, NY; several cousins, many close and caring friends, neighbors and faithful dog, Rocco. He was also predeceased by his grandparents, Charles "Gramp" and Lois "Nan" Drake, Harry and Ruth Weiland and aunt, Debbie Weiland. Bubby was a maintenance employee with the Elmira City School District. He always enjoyed mechanical work or any work to help his family or a friend. He always took great pride in all he owned, especially his Ford trucks. Scott had a kind demeanor, a gentle smile and a caring touch. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Friday, June 11, 2010 from 1-3:00 pm and again from 6-8:00 pm. His service will take place there at the funeral home on Sat. at 10:00 am. Those wishing may also remember Scott with memorials to an educational fund for his son, C/O Shelly Weiland 3761 Pinehill Rd. Corning, NY 14930. . – Elmira Star Gazette, June 9, 2010
WILCOX Leon R. "Russ"
Age 69, of Elmira Heights, NY, died
Sunday, May 30, 2010, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Leon was born on September 5, 1940 in Sayre, PA, son of the late Ellsworth and Alene (Shedden) Wilcox. Leon retired from Coca Cola Company in Horseheads, NY after many years of service. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, but most of all he cherished his time with his loving family. He will be missed dearly. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Dolores; children, Adel (Jack) Terris, Jeff (Vicki) Wilcox, Brenda (Jake) Hartman and Kevin (Diane) Wilcox; grandchildren, Rachel, Matt and Mike Terris, Jacob and Jared Hartman, Jeffery, Erica and Miranda Wilcox, Chelsea Darroch, Kevin and Kelly Brown; great-grandchildren, Kylie, Madilyn, Alyson and Noah Wilcox, Eden Terris; sister, Linda (Dave) Mannion; brothers, Tom (Billie) Wilcox, Don (Pat) Wilcox and Larry Wilcox. Leon was predeceased by sister, Diane Wilcox; and sister-in-law, Johanne Wilcox. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, June 3, 2010, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. Interment will be private and to the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Leon can be made top the Faulk Cancer Center at 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905, or the Chemung County SPCA. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 2, 2010
? FAIRCHILD Shirley - Shirley Beard Fairchild, 83, of Boynton Beach, Fla. and Monroeton, Pa., fell into the arms of her savior, Jesus Christ and her beloved family in heaven on Friday, May 28, 2010. She is survived by her husband, George "Joe" Musselman Fairchild; sister, Angeline Hunter of State College, Pa.; and three children and their spouses, Chris and Sheryl Beard Robbins of Pittsfield, Mass., Alan Lindley Beard of Walpole, Mass., and Joe and Mary Beard Kuniski of Coppell, Texas. In addition, she is survived by two step-children and their spouses, Ritta and George Arthur Fairchild of Newberg, Pa., and Ray and Kay Fairchild Hamlin of Ogunquit, Maine; and one daughter-in-law, Linda Beard Corwin. Shirley is also survived by 11 grandchildren, including Heather Beard-Kersey, Jay Alan Robbins, Andrew Ralph Beard, Jeffrey Paul Beard, Todd William Robbins, Shawn Brian Robbins, Patrick Beard-Corwin, Kimberly Hamlin-Christner, Stephen Arthur Fairchild, Sharon Renee Yost and Sheryl Lynn Tigchelaar; and six great-grandchildren, including Sarah-Lynn Fairchild, Tyler Stephen Fairchild, Madison Noel Yost, Noah Christian Yost, Emily Cecilie Tigchelaar and Jonathan David Tigchelaar. Shirley was preceded in death by her first husband, J. Ralph Beard; and two sons, Brian Warren Beard and Paul Kellison Beard. Prior to retirement, Shirley was employed as a home economist as part of the Bradford County Cooperative Extension Service. She was a graduate of Springville High School and the Pennsylvania State University. Shirley was a member of the First Presbyterian Churches of Boynton Beach, Fla. and Towanda, Pa. She was a former moderator of the Presbyterian Women of Tropical Florida. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at the First Presbyterian Church, Boynton Beach, FL 33435. A fellowship hour will follow. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on June 4, at Fern Knoll Cemetery, Dallas, Pa. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at the First Presbyterian Church in Towanda, Pa., followed by a luncheon at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the building fund of the First Presbyterian Church, 235 S.W. Sixth Ave., Boynton Beach, FL 33435 in Shirley's memory. . – Towanda Daily Review, June 1, 2010
? MOREY, Marion L.
79, of Waverly, formerly of Chemung, NY, left to be with her husband on Saturday, May 29, 2010, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She is predeceased by her husband, Frederick F Morey Sr. and recently her daughter-in-law, Olivia Morey. Marion was an avid hunter. Marion was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking and gardening for her family. Marion is survived by her children, Frederick F. Morey Jr. of Owego, Bernard (Carol) Morey of Erin, Vickie (Frank) Pierce of Elmira, Ronald (Pam) Morey of Chemung, and Connie (Jim) Sherman of Waverly, NY; 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. A time for gathering with family and friends will be from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY. The celebration of Marion's life will follow the visitation with Pastor Randy Stilson honoring her memory at 12 p.m. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 1, 2010
? SEARFOSS, Chloris Anne
Loving Wife - Of Terry Hill Road, Horseheads, NY, died
very unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, at her home at the age of 67. Her loving and devoted husband, Roger Searfoss, survives her. At her request, all services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY.
? SPENCER, Marjorie H.
Age 83, of Rochester, formerly of Dundee, NY, died Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at St. John's Home in Rochester. Honoring her wishes, there are no prior calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday (June 4) at the Dundee Baptist Church, 20 Seneca Street, Dundee, with Rev. Anitra Price officiating. Inurnment will be in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee, NY. She is survived by three sons, Richard D. (Janet) Spencer of Honeoye Falls, Mark L. Spencer of New Orleans, LA, Andrew P. (Leslie) Spencer of Honolulu, HI; six grandchildren, Honora (Justin) Miller of Phelps, Timothy Spencer of Rochester, Stephen Spencer of Pittsburgh, PA, Luke Spencer of Little Rock, AR., Frederick Spencer and Athena Spencer, both of Honolulu, HI; two great-grandchildren, Anthony and Jackson Miller of Phelps; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dundee Library Women's Study Club, 32 Water St., Dundee, NY 14837, or the Dundee Baptist Church, 20 Seneca Street, Dundee, NY 14837. Arrangements are by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee, NY. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 2, 2010
? STONE, Lori Jean
Passed from this world on Friday, May 21, 2010 into the arms of her Lord and Saviour. 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 PM. A memorial service honoring Lori's life will follow the visitation at 4 PM. 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. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 3, 2010
? ZIMMER, Jennie H.
Age 91, of Elmira, died Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Jennie was born June 4, 1918. She was raised by her mother Birdina Clayson Millspaugh, and step-father Sayre Millspaugh. Jennie is predeceased by her husband Lawrence E. Zimmer. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mary L. and Richard "Slats" Budnick of Elmira; son Larry E. Zimmer, Jr. of Holmes Beach, FL; grandchildren, Karen (Michael) Pangallo of Watkins Glen, with children, Parker and Peiyton; Jeannine (Danny) Russell of Fort Meade, FL; Jackie Brock of Fort Meade, FL, with children, Lacey and A.J.; "second" daughter, Gail Haupt Leljedal of Elmira, with fiancé Bob Hicks; along with several nieces and nephews. Jennie attended hairdressing school and was a hairdresser for a few years before raising her family. She was a deeply religious woman, and had a great sense of humor. Jennie was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, January 24, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., with a memorial service following. In lieu of flowers donations in Jennie's memory may be directed to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure , P O Box 1306, Elmira, NY 14902. Special thanks to Gail Leljedal, Julie Lewis, the nurses and aides at Chemung County Nursing Facility for the wonderful care given Jennie.