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BOCKUS Charles D.
Age 70, of Lowman, NY, died
Friday, April 9, 2010, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service, Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. at the Christ Episcopal Church, 280 Main St., Wellsburg, NY. Those wishing may make contributions to Meals on Wheels, 150 Fox St., Elmira, NY 14901; or the Artic League, 114 West Second St., Elmira, NY 14901, in Charles' memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 13, 2010

BOOP - Daniel L. Boop, 58, of Mansfield, died Monday, March 15, 2010, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Daniel was born July 8, 1951, in Renova, a son of Edwin Eugene Boop, Sr. and Edna Wagner Boop. He was the husband of Sharen Allen Boop. Daniel was a self-employed dump truck driver who enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and visiting with family and friends. Daniel is survived by his wife, Sharen; three sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel Lawrence Boop, Jr. of Mainesburg, Donald Eugene (Gail) Boop of Mainesburg, David Allen (Joan) Boop of Mansfield; two step-sons, Mike (Amy) Cowan of Virginia, Kenny Cowan of Covington; seven grandchildren, Justin and Dominic Boop, Timothy (Janene) Gulliver, Mathew (Jenn) Gulliver, Samuel, Shelley and Ann Gulliver; seven great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Kadin, Kaelynne, Wyatt Gulliver, Conner Gulliver-Broughton, Garrett and Aleksys Cowan; a sister and brother-in-law, Janice (John) Cool of Altoona. Daniel was predeceased by a brother, Edwin Boop. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Daniel's life on Saturday, March 20, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Roseville United Methodist Church, Roseville. A memorial service will follow at 5 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Chris Schafer officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Sharen Boop, 3989 Rt. 549, Mansfield, Pa. 16933 to assist with medical expenses. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family. - Wellsboro Gazette, Mar.17.2010

Of Bettendorf, IA. died Friday April 16, 2010 at Trinity Pathway Hospice with his family at his side. Keith was born September 30th, 1928, the son of Frank & Edith (Hammond) Brooks, in Elmira, NY. He married Gail Anderson on August 28th, 1983, in Racine, WI. Over the course of his life he was employed as a Metallurgist at Racine Steel Castings for 23 years, and Syvier Steel for 21 until he retired in 2004. Keith was an avid hunter, fisherman and loved deep sea fishing. He played a big role in anything having to do with conservation. Keith is survived by his wife Gail, sons; Steve (Liz) Brooks, Tadd Anderson, (Racine, WI), daughters; Tamara Dowhower (Racine, WI), Kellie (Tim) Spear (Charlotte, NC), Carey Anderson (Will Cole) (Tybee Island, GA), Carla Anderson (Atlanta, GA), sister: Donna (Stan) Youmans (Horseheads, NY), 10 grandchildren & 2 great-grandchildren. A niece Debra Warfe, Nephew Randy Youmans. Keith was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial service will be held Wednesday April 21st, at 11 A.M. at Tabernacle Baptist Church. Rev Dr. Melvin Grimes officiating. Cremation rites were accorded. Special thanks to Trinity Pathway Hospice for their loving support and care. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Trinity Pathway Hospice. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 20, 2010

BRYDEN - Gary Douglas Bryden, 64, the son of Elizabeth (Betty) Bryden and the late Elmer Bryden, died
peacefully at his home in West Warren, Pa., listening to the sweet singing of his daughter and grandson. His family and friends were privileged to see faith in action through the grace and courage which Gary displayed in his long battle with a very painful cancer. Those waiting to join him in his heavenly mansion include his wife of 34 ½ years, Margaret (Peg); his children, Terri (Tim) BoWell, Eric (Jill) Bryden, Scott (Kim) Bryden, Karen (Jason) Laudermilch, Brian Bryden and Sarah Blair, and Andrew Bryden; along with his grandchildren Bryanne and Cierra BoWell, Porcelina and Darcy Murphy, Brittany Bryden, Kyrié, Kemuel, Blessing, Zion, Faith, Nehemiah, Eleazar, Abel, and Ornella Laudermilch and two yet unborn grandchildren. Also, he leaves his Gibson Corners church family, a large extended family and a very special lifelong friend, Bill and his wife, Roseanne Melious. In addition to his wife, his last days were made more comfortable through the care and attention of his mother, Betty Weaghe, and his sisters, Judie Lenkiewicz and Reene Cummings. He also leaves behind his brother Tom Bryden. He was predeceased by his daughter, Julie Kristen Bryden. Gary Douglas Bryden ... Jack of all trades and master of many. He was an outdoorsman, pastor, computer consultant, and spent 35 years at his day job, IBM. He also designed and built his own home. He was known as a quiet man and a deep thinker marked by his steadfast nature and discernment, and if you paid attention you would see his quick wit shine through. His passions for technology, hunting, and Jesus were passed down to his wife and children, and to the many people who grew to love him throughout his life. Known for his rabble-rousing as a youngster, he found some reform in the Marine Corps and eventually found the straight and narrow with his wife when they discovered the joy of a life in Christ. An extension of His commitment to Christ exhibited itself in Gary's commitment to short-term mission work. It began with several trips to Wisconsin to work at the Midwest Indian Mission, continued with frequent trips to Haiti, and with work in the Dominican Republic. He also participated in a very special project in Ecuador beginning in 1999, building the Emanuel School, which opens this month. Donations can be made in his name to the Emanuel School project, c/o Crystal Woodburn, 1834 Middle Road, Owego, NY 13827, or the Gibson Corners United Methodist Church, c/o Amy Vargason, 2837 Moore Hill Road, Nichols, NY 13812. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 18, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services and a celebration of Gary's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 19, at the Nichols United Methodist Church, Main Street, Nichols. Interment and prayers of committal will be in the Crossroads of Grace Cemetery. - Towanda Daily Review, Mar.17.2010

Beverly B. Berleue died
peacefully in her home early Sunday Morning, April 11, 2010. Beverly was born on March 24, 1937 in Wyoming, PA. She lived in Corning most of her life and graduated from Northside High School in 1955. She was employed for several years at Corning Glass Works. She also had worked as a secretary for Phillips Funeral Home in Corning. She was active in the Junior Women's Club, the Elks Club, the American Legion and other community organizations. Beverly was predeceased by her parents, Anthony and Susanna (Kapral) Burgess, and her husband, Richard Berleue. Her survivors include her sister, Connie and brother-in-law, Ross Schmoll; a nephew and two nieces and their children; stepchildren, Mike and Jeff Berleue and Judi Berleue Bergh and their children. Private graveside services will be held at Hope Cemetery in Corning. Arrangements have been entrusted to Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Corning. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 13, 2010

Age 69 of Montour Falls, NY died
on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Joyce is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Specchio of Odessa, NY; her son, Rodney Steves of Montour Falls, NY; grandchildren, Rebecca Wright, Christopher Wright and Dustin Steves and great-grandson, Joey Wright; sister, Rita (Daniel) Magurno, Pleasant Valley, NY; brothers, Donald (Mary) Campbell, Cayuta, NY, Carl (Susan) Campbell, Jonesborough, TN, George (Carol) Campbell, Waverly, NY and Michael (Carol) Campbell, Newfield, NY. She is predeceased by her parents, Robert and Louise Clark Campbell and brothers, Stanley and Dennis "Zeke" Campbell. Joyce worked for Cotton-Hanlon, Inc., Cayuta, NY for over 32 years as a Clerk and Switchboard Operator in the Hardwood Office at the "Mill". Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Thursday, April 22, 2010 from 2-4 pm at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 534 Church Street, Odessa, NY with Joyce's Memorial Service to immediately follow. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 20, 2010

Age 93, of Watkins Glen, died
peacefully on Monday, April 12, 2010. Mary was born in Philadelphia, PA to William and Ella Wait. She grew up in New Orleans and attended Tulane University. Mary was predeceased by her first husband, Rupert "Pete" Chapman; her second husband, Bill Bottcher, and her step-son, Bob Bottcher. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Anne Culligan (Bill) of Westfield, NY; sons, John (Nancy) Chapman of Fort Myers, FL, and Robert (Barbara) Chapman of Watkins Glen; step-daughters, Cathy (Duane) Wilcox of Pine City, NY and Mary Bottcher of Ellensburg, WA; step-son, Rick Bottcher of San Diego, CA; ten grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Saturday, April 17, from 2-4 p.m. with a memorial service following at 4 p.m. Rev. Beverly Karr-Lyon will officiate. Those wishing may consider a memorial donation in her memory to her church, The First Presbyterian Church, 520 N. Decatur St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891 or The First Presbyterian Church, 95 Main St., Big Flats, NY 14814. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 14, 2010

COLEMAN - William Paul Coleman, 49, of Lawton, Pa., died
, Friday, March 12, 2010, at Wilson Memorial Regional Medical Center, Johnson City, N.Y., surrounded by his loving family. Born March 3, 1961, in Binghamton, N.Y., he was the son of Christopher and Genevieve [Bomberski] Coleman. Bill was a graduate of the Elk Lake High School Class of 1979. He was a farmer and woodsman all of his life. He was a member of the former St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Bill was an avid outdoorsmen, enjoyed going to cattle sales and loved fishing and hunting.  Besides his parents, survivors include: his brother, Dennis Coleman of Friendsville, Pa.; sister and brother-in-law MaryAnn and Robert Haefner of Apalachin, N.Y.; nephews Joey and Mikey Haefner; uncle and aunt Hugh and Eleanor Coleman of Lancaster, Pa.; and numerous cousins. He was predeceased by a niece and nephew, Elizabeth Ann and Christopher Haefner. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Friendsville, Pa. The family will greet friends immediately following the memorial service at the St. Francis Xavier Hall. Interment will be held at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Middletown, Pa., at the convenience of the family.  Instead of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, in loving memory of William Paul Coleman. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home Inc., Montrose, PA 18801. - Towanda Daily Review, Mar.16.2010

Age 96 of Horseheads, NY died
on June 9, 2010 at Bethany Manor. She is survived by several nieces and nephews as well as very special friends. In honor of her wishes, there will be no calling hours and burial will be private and held at the convenience of the family. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 14, 2010

DORN Jeanette A. - Jeanette A. Callanan, 84, of formerly of Cranford, N.J. and Sayre, Pa. died
Thursday morning June 10, 2010 at the Highlands, LaPorte, Pa. following a period of declining health. Born Sept. 17, 1925 in St. Johnsville, N.Y. she was the daughter of the late Raymond Dorn and IIlion Crawshaw Dorn. She was a graduate of Harrison High School, Harrison, N.J. On June 13, 1944  she married Thomas B. Callanan  in Newark, N.J. Jeanette was employed by the Newark Typographical Credit Union, Newark, N.J. for over 20 years. Jeanette was a member of the Epiphany Parish in Sayre. While living in Cranford she was a member of St.  Anne’s Catholic Church, Garwood, N.J.  and also enjoyed playing Bridge with her friends. Jeanette was an avid NY Giants fan and loved animals. Surviving are three sons, Thomas  Callanan and his wife Catherine, of Edison, N.J., Michael Callanan and his wife Kathy of San Francisco, Calif., Raymond Callanan and his wife Susan, of Sayre; three Grandsons, Specialist Thomas V. Callanan and his wife, Kathi  of  serving with the US Army in Weisbaden, Germany, Gregory Callanan and his wife,  Brooke  of South Plainfield, N.J., Jeffrey Callanan of Sayre; a great granddaughter, Laura Callanan of Weisbaden, Germany. Her husband, Thomas B. Callanan preceded her in death on Oct. 1, 1997. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 11 a.m.  at  St. Anne’s Catholic Church, 325 Second Ave., Garwood, N.J. The family will receive friends Tuesday from  9:30 a.m.  to  10:30 a.m.  at the Dooley Funeral Service 218 North Ave., W. , Cranford, N.J. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery,  Westfield, N.J. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the charity or organization of one’s choice in Jeanette A. Callanan’s memory. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. - Sayre Morning Times, June 12, 2010

FESH - Michael John - Age 71, died
on March 17, 2010 at the Toledo Hospital with his family by his side. He was born on October 17, 1938 in Elmira, NY to John and Angeline Fesh. Michael enjoyed playing golf and was a member of Highland Meadows Golf Club. He worked in the glass industry as a sales manager for Thatcher Glass before a career as an insurance agent for Mass Mutual. Michael also served honorably in the U.S. Army. He was a long standing member of St. Agnes for 41 and is now a member of St. Joseph's in Sylvania. He is survived by his Loving wife, Kathleen Sullivan; daughter, Elaine Sweet; sons, Micheal James Jr, Mark Stephen (Rose) and John Anthony Fesh; his brother-in-law, Richard Kozlowski; grandchildren, Angela (Andy Operacz), Megan, and Katie Sweet, Tony, David, Brian, Mandee, Mitchell, Nicholas, and Jordan Fesh. Michael was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Lucy Kozlowski. Visitation will be Friday, March 19, 2010 from 2:00-8:00 p.m. at the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Ave. Funeral services for Michael will be on Saturday, March 20 at 12:00 noon at St. Joseph's Church, Sylvania. There will be no prayer service at the funeral home prior to the funeral mass. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a contribution in Michael's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.18.2010

FRANKLIN Robert J. "Bobby"
Age 46, of County Route 14 in Odessa, NY, died
peacefully Sunday April 11, 2010 at his home, surrounded by loving family and friends. Bobby was born April 4, 1964 in Montour Falls, NY, the son of Robert E. Franklin and Anna (Smith) Franklin. Bobby worked as a Motor Equipment Operator for the Town of Montour Highway Department for over 12 years. Prior to his time with the Town of Montour, he worked for Robinson Lumber, Cookies Construction, and the Odessa-Montour CS bus garage. Bobby dedicated himself to the fire service for over 26 years, more than 13 of which he served as Chief of the Odessa Fire Department. His knowledge and experience, along with his integrity, pride and selfless dedication to his community earned him the respect of firefighters and community members near and far. Bobby was also active and well loved in the Schuyler County Firefighters' Association, Firemen's Association of the State of New York, and the Central New York Firemen's Association, where he currently served as the Schuyler County Director. In his free time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and woodworking. Bobby also loved going to auctions, traveling the back roads, and spending time with friends and family, including his beloved dogs. He is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, Rebecca J. Franklin; mother, Anna; father, Robert (Jody Whitted); sister, Dawn Lewis; nephew, Rusty Lewis Jr.; sister and brother-in-law, Rhea and Jamie Gerdes; mother-in-law, Kathleen Cleveland; father-in-law, Alan Cleveland; step mother-in-law, Jan Cleveland; grandmother-in-law, Jane Cleveland; as well as many beloved aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his grandparents, uncle, Jerry Franklin and "father-in-law" Fred Ferry. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Oncology staff at the Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, PA for their exceptional and compassionate care during his courageous two year battle with cancer. The family also wishes to thank Hospice and the special friends that helped care for him in his final days. There will be a visitation at the Odessa Fire Department on Saturday. April 17th from 1-3 PM, followed by a processional to the Odessa-Montour High School auditorium for the Memorial service to be held at 3:30 PM. An informal reception will follow at the Odessa Fire Department. A private interment will take place at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make donations in Bobby's memory may direct them to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, the American Cancer Society or the Odessa Fire Department. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Vedder & Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 14, 2010

FREEMAN - PRESTON, Virginia Louise
Age 61 of Elmira, NY died
Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 at the St. Joseph's Hospital. Virginia was born in Barton, NY, November 5th, 1948. She was the daughter of Robert and the late Elizabeth (Mahoney) Freeman. Surviving Virginia is her loving daughter, Courtney Preston of Elmira; brothers, Michael Freeman of Elmira and Gregg Roberts of Newville, PA and nephew, Francis Freeman of Elmira. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, April 14, 2010 from 1 to 2 P.M. at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY. Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of the calling hour at 2 P.M. Deacon George Welch will officiate. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 13, 2010

Age 75, of Watkins Glen, died
June 10, 2010. Norma was born in Watkins Glen on May 9, 1935. She and her husband owned Duke's Bar & Grill in Watkins Glen for many years, and was best known for her cheeseburgers and chili. She enjoyed watching her soap operas, Nascar and golf. Her family will remember her as an avid Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Jr. fan, and knew not to call her until after the race on Sunday. She is predeceased by her parents Donald and Mary (Hitchens) Gaylord; brothers and sisters, Lauren "Lonnie" Gaylord, Richard "Dick" Gaylord, Gordon "Bud" Gaylord, Dora "Sis" Gaylord, and Elizabeth "Betty" Morley.  She is survived by her loving husband, Lester E. Davis; and children, Michele (Bob) Salamy, Diane (Ben) Bond, Lisa (Jamie) Wade, Sherry (Tony) Ventra; sisters, Dolores "Dutch" Colunio, Jeanette Margareno, Bernita "Bernie" (Joe) Salamendra; 7 grandchildren, Joseph and Erica Salamy, Travis Bond, Taylor and Jamee Lynn Wade, Anthony and Angela Ventra; 2 great-grandchildren, Braiden and Aleah Ventra; and her close cousin, Sukie. A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family at Glenwood Cemetery in Watkins Glen. The family invites friends and relatives to a reception in a celebration of her life, on Saturday, (June 19th), from 12-2pm at the Moose Lodge in Montour Falls. Memorial Contributions can be made to the Schuyler Hospital Foundation, PO Box 828, Montour Falls, NY 14865 in lieu of flowers. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 13, 2010

Age 78, of Watkins Glen, died
Friday, June 11, 2010 at home surrounded by his loving family. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St. in Watkins Glen on Monday from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 am at the First Presbyterian Church in Watkins Glen, Rev. Beverly Karr-Lyon officiating. Burial will be at Glenwood Cemetery in Watkins Glen. He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 39 years, Linda; sons, Todd Gibson of Watkins Glen, Jeff (Terri) Gascon of Watkins Glen; daughter-in-law, Tammy Gibson of Beaver Dams; grandchildren, Alyson Gibson, Garrett and Kendall Gascon; sister, Mary Tuttle (Aaron) Goodman of Illinois; foster sister, Eleanor Parker of Penn Yan; brothers, George Waite (Laurie) of Cohocton, Robert Gibson of Montour Falls; brothers-in-law, Richard Lodge of Watkins Glen, Lauren (Roseleah) Lodge of Watkins Glen, and Robert (Barbara) Lodge of South Carolina. John was born in Penn Yan, NY and married his wife Linda of nearly 39 years on June 29, 1971. John retired from Akzo-Nobel in Watkins Glen in 1996 after 44 years of service. Memorial donations in John's memory may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 520 N. Decatur St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891 or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830, or a charity of one's choice. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 13, 2010

GUSTINA - SEIBEL, Josephine G. (Kosty)
Of 50 Corning Blvd. died Thursday, April 15, 2010, at the Corning Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Hazel Beeman Gustina. She was employed by The Wheat Agency for 18 years and later was employed for 11 years as a legal secretary to Attorneys Charles H. Githler and James B. Githler. Surviving are her husband, Charles A. Kosty. son, Frederick (Molly) Seibel, Jr. of Santa Fe, NM; grandson, Peter (Lily) Seibel of Berkeley, CA; great-granddaughter, Amelia Seibel; brothers, Edward Gustina of Painted Post, NY and Francis Gustina of Camp Hill, PA. She was predeceased by her first husband of 46 years, Frederick Seibel, Sr.; and her brother, Donald Gustina. There will be no calling hours or service. Interment will be held in the family plot at St. Mary's Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY. The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Josephine's name to: Southern Tier Hospice & Pallative Care, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 17, 2010

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.  Published in Star-Gazette on June 6, 2010

Age 39 of Corning, NY died
on Monday April 12, 2010. Doug was born December 25, 1970 in Columbus, Ohio. He attended high school in Ohio and was a member of the football, basketball, and track teams. Doug's love of running continued throughout his life and he also enjoyed golfing and traveling. He was an engineer for Trayer Products in Elmira, NY. Doug was pre-deceased by his adopted father Walter Lee Helsel on March 2, 2008. Doug is survived by his mother Anita Faye Payne Helsel of New Holland Ohio; father: Alvin Egland of Columbus, Ohio; sister and brother-in-law: Kelly & Ronald Banks of Youngstown, Ohio; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Saturday April 17, 2010 from 4-5 PM. Doug's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 5 PM. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Doug through memorials to Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830 or to Domestic Violence Awareness. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 17, 2010

Was born June 22, 1938 and died
June 5, 2010, exactly seven years to the day after her husband, Lee H. Haskins, lost his brief battle with brain cancer. She is survived by a son, William and Dawn Haskins of Elmira Heights; a daughter, Cynthia and Mahlon Alexander of Breesport; granddaughter, Crystal Alexander of Elmira; and two grandsons, William II of Elmira Heights and Lance (Nicole Walls) Alexander of Breesport; as well as a great-grandson, Zane Alexander. A brother, Richard Hetrick of Elmira Heights, also survives her. June was the youngest of 12 children. Services will take place at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be directed to the Cheung County SPCA, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 11, 2010

KARPOVICH Mary Helen - Mrs. Mary Helen Potuck, age 84, of 119 Potuck Road, Dushore, Pa., died
on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa., with her family at her side. Mary was born in Larksville, Pa., on March 9, 1926, a daughter of the late Paul Anthony and Elizabeth Lech Karpovich. She graduated from the Cherry Township High School a member of the class of 1944. She attended Duquesne University in Nursing for a brief time. She married John W. Potuck of Sugar Hill on Feb. 4, 1946. He predeceased her on Sept. 26, 2003 after 57 years of marriage. After her marriage, Mary and John lived in Green Farms, Conn., for three years before returning to Sullivan County. She worked for a brief time at the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Mfg. Co. in Mildred and later worked with John in their own TV and appliance store in Dushore, Pa., for 26 years until retiring. Mary was during this time Secretary and Treasurer of Cherry Township. She was also instrumental in the planning of the new township building and numerous bridge and sewer projects. Mary was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred, Pa., and a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. She was a lifelong active member of the Democrat Party and a member of the Voting Hall of Fame. She also enjoyed hosting family gatherings throughout the year. She loved the outdoors and watching birds from her home as well as fishing. Surviving are: children and spouses, Mary E. Potuck of Meshoppen, Pa., Rose M. Farrell of Dushore, Pa., Theresa and Russell Lamlin of Slatington, Pa., Rene and Clebe Best of Scottsdale, Ariz., Helen Potuck of Mildred, Pa., John and Kim Potuck of Forkston, Pa., Joann Potuck of Phoenix, Ariz., Frank Potuck of Forkston, Pa., Ann and Paul Lauer of Tunkhannock, Pa.; brother, William Karpovich of Newark, Del.; sister, Elizabeth (Betty) Voyton of Wilmington, Del.; aunt, Isabella Blazijewski of Union, N.J.; grandchildren: Lee Silverstrim, Susan Silverstrim, Virginia LaSuer, Leo LaSuer and Amanda Salsman, Jennifer Patson and Sean Thibodeault, Stephen Farrell, Angie Higley, Terri Baran, Paul Baran, Georgene Billmeyer, Brent Potuck, Justin Potuck, Chelsey Potuck and Ryan Potuck; numerous great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Anthony Karpovich, Joseph Karpovich and Francis Karpovich; a son-in-law, Raymond J. Farrell and a great grandson, Kevin LaSuer. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 11, from the P. Dean Home Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., and followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, her pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, June 10, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. Members of St. Basil's — St. Francis Altar and Rosary Society will recite the Rosary at 5 p.m. Thursday afternoon at the funeral home. Memorials are directed to the Mildred Fire and Ambulance Assoc., PO Box 74, Mildred, PA 18632; or the Dushore Fire and Ambulance Assoc., P.O. Box 1, Dushore, PA 18614. - Towanda Daily Review, June 10, 2010

KELLY - TOMAINO, Katheryn Kelly
Age 87, of Westfield, PA, died Thursday, April 15, 2010. Born May 3, 1922, in Rexford, NY, she was the daughter of Archie and Rose Wakely Kelly. On August 8, 1941, in Jasper, NY, she married Michael "Mike" Tomaino, who predeceased her on February 13, 2008. A graduate of Harrison Valley High School, she was a homemaker and employed by Abramson's Shoe Store in Westfield. She was an avid bowler. Surviving are: a daughter, Kathy (Jerry) McCaslin of Ulysses, PA; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by two sisters, Genevieve Paddock and Mareida Kelly. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Sunday, April 18th from 3:00 – 4:00 PM, with Funeral Services at 4:00 PM. The Rev. Deborah L. Watkins will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ulysses United Methodist Church, Ulysses, PA 16948. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 17, 2010

KENT Curtis L.
Age 68, of Elmira, NY, died
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at his home with his loving family by his side. Curtis was born on June 1, 1941 in Elmira, son of the late Raymond and Florence (Woughter) Kent. Curtis retired from Elmira Heights School District after many of service as a custodian for the Cohen Elementary School. Curtis will be missed dearly by his family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Yvonne; daughter, Colby J. (Knam Hak Tulachanh) Kent of Elmira; son, Jesse C. (Nicole Voorhees) Kent of Elmira; Grandson, Javian Raja Tulachanh; sister, Victoria (Richard) McAllister of Bemis, TN; father-in-law, Arthur Wolfe; and a very special friend, Mark Bailey. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 15, 2010 in Grace Episcopal Church at 4 p.m. with Fr. Donald Matthews as celebrant. Followed by a gathering at Curtis's home from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., to celebrate Curtis's life. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 14, 2010

Age 77, of Corning, died
suddenly after a long battle with cancer on Thursday, April 15, 2010. Mr. Kephart was born May 26, 1932 in West Decatur, PA, the son of the late Albert and Della (Kline) Kephart. He is survived by his dear friend and longtime companion, Alice Spernyak of Corning, NY; daughter, Kitten Kephart of Mecklenburg, NY; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Penny Kephart of Addison, NY; grandchildren, Eleanor Kephart, Emma and Sam Kephart; brother, Jim and Louise Kephart of Green Castle, PA; former wife of 32 years, Faye Kephart of Mecklenburg, NY. Bob was a longtime professor at Corning Community College where he taught Micro Biology. He was an avid environmentalist and enjoyed hunting, fishing and all of the beauty mother nature provided. He was also a veteran of the US Coast Guard serving during the Korean War. Family and friends are invited to call at Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY Monday, April 19, 2010, from 3-6 p.m. His service will follow calling hours there at the funeral home at 6:00 p.m. Interment will take place at the convenience of his family. Those wishing may remember Bob with memorials to Trout Unlimited Memorial/Honorary Gifts, 1300 N. 17th St., Suite 500, Arlington, VA 22209-3801 or National Public Radio WSKG Public Broadcasting, PO Box 3000, Binghamton, NY 13902. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 18, 2010

Beloved wife and mother - died
peacefully at age 80 after an extended illness on Saturday, June 4, 2010. She is survived by her devoted husband of 62 years, George H. Osborn, Jr. of Elmira; daughters Carol Osborn of Elmira and Gina Osborn of Elmira Heights; sisters Jane Somers of New Port Richey, FL and Lorraine Faucett of Savona, NY; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Louise (Korbel) Cowls. Clara was a retiree of Artistic Greetings, Inc. A private memorial is planned at a date and location to be determined. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira,  NY. SPECIAL THANKS - The family wishes to extend their thanks and appreciation to Dr. Kimberly Kaffenbarger and the aides and nursing staff of the Arnot Ogden Medical Center ICU and Floor 3C, with special thanks to Caroline Payne, RN. Your patience and compassion will always be remembered. . – Elmira Star Gazette, June 8, 2010

KURDINSKY Michael H. - On the morning of Thursday, May 26, 2010, Michael H. Kurdinsky of Laporte died
quietly at the Highland Care Center after a brave battle with Parkinson's Disease. He was 74 years of age. Born in Mahanoy City on May 19, 1936, he was the son of Michael and Eva (Schwika) Kurdinsky. After graduating high school Michael followed in the family tradition by becoming a coal miner. However, in 1957 he answered our country's call and entered the United States Army, serving in West Germany as part of the NATO forces. After returning to civilian life, with coal mining on the wane, he was employed by the General Cigar Company in Mahanoy City. Eventually his health issues forced him to seek accommodations which would provide the essential medical care he needed. He had nothing but high praises for the caring staff at the Highlands, and he felt as though they were like family. Surviving are brother Joseph of Mahanoy City and niece Michelle Sullivan of Elizabeth, NJ. In accordance with Michael's and the family's wishes there were no public services. Interment was in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. Professional services were entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. - Canton Independent-Sentinel, June 4, 2010

LANE Mary - Mrs. Mary Lane Czygier R.N., age 85, of Dushore, Pa., died
on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at the Highlands Care Center in Laporte, Pa. Mary was born in Dushore on May 23, 1925, a daughter of James J. and Mary J. Richley Lane. She graduated from St. Basil's High School, a member of the class of 1943. Mary attended the Robert Packer School of Nursing and graduated as a registered nurse in 1946. After graduation she worked at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City for a year before returning home to work at the Robert Packer Hospital. In 1949 she married Theodore (Teddy) Czygier of Mildred, and together they owned and operated the Rustic Coffee Shop at Cherry Flats, Cherry Township, the Green Swan Inn in Dushore, and Czygier's driving range at Cherry Flats. Teddy predeceased her on Jan. 26, 1967. After his death, Mary began a second career as the night supervisor at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa. She held that position until her retirement in 1989. Known to many simply as "Aunt Mary," she was a nurturing presence to friends and family alike, providing friendship, council, nursing care, baked goods, or a great meal as the situation warranted. She will be greatly missed by the many people whose lives she touched in so many large and small ways. Mary was a life long member of St. Basil's Church. She was also a member of St. Basil - St. Francis Altar and Rosary Society, McDermott Post No. 452 American Legion Auxiliary, and the Towanda Elks. Surviving are three brothers, Jerome J. (Josephine) Lane of Cincinnati, Ohio; Francis (Dorothy) Lane of Honesdale, Pa.; Michael (Deborah) Lane of Chestertown, Md.; a brother-in-law, Thomas Ray of Chicago, Ill.; and many cousins and 23 nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, James J. Lane Jr. of Dushore on Apr. 15, 1995, a sister, Catherine (Kitty) Minier of Dushore on Apr. 28, 2008, and a nephew, David Lane of California in 1993. A Transferal Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, her pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil's Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. Members of St. Basil - St. Francis Altar and Rosary society will recite the Rosary at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers and ask that memorials be directed to the Sullivan County Food Pantry, c/o Barb Davis, 128 Trout Run Lane, Dushore, PA 18614, or to the Sullivan County Library, to be used for the visually impaired, P.O. Box 309, Dushore, PA 18614. . – Towanda Daily Review, June 14, 2010

LEE Calvin E., Sr.
Age 82 of Big Flats, NY died
Sunday, June 6, 2010, at home. He is survived by four sons. Calvin will be missed by his close friends, Chris, Teresa, Brian and Tyler Dean of Big Flats. He will also be missed by the friends he walked with, employees at Minier's and those he met along his daily journeys. Calvin introduced himself as Calvin "Talk Alot" Lee. He is reunited with his friend Polly Templeman, who he referred to as a very lovely woman and kind person who he cared for for 12 years until her passing in 1995. Friends are invited to his memorial service, which will be held on Tuesday, June 15th, at 4 p.m. in Big Flats Community Park. Rev. Rick Price will officiate. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 13, 2010

LEE - John "Jack" Lee III, 70, Roaring Branch, died
while surrounded by family on May 19, 2008 at The Gate House, Williamsport. Born on December 12, 1937 in Ralston,  he was the son of Lillian (Jones) Lee and the late John A. Lee Jr. He was a 1955 graduate of Canton High School and served in the U.S. Air Force. On August 29, 1959, he married Claudette Berube in Grand Fals, New Brunswick, Canada. He was the owner of Landon's Tire and Garage, Canton for many years. Most recently he enjoyed being semi-retired and remained involved in the business. Mr. Lee was a member of Ralston's St. Aloysius Catholic Church; a founder and member of the Mill Hill Manor Hunting Club, Roaring Branch; was also active with the Antique Auto Club, New Brunswick. Other memberships included the Wheel Inn Club, Roaring Branch and Canton Moose Lodge No. 429. Times spent with his family were most important. He and Claudette loved taking many trips in their motor home. He enjoyed hunting, especially with his grandsons. He also was a big fan of NASCAR's Jeff Gordon. In addition to his mother, Lillian, Roaring Branch, surviving are his wife of 48 years, Claudette; children, John (Chris) Lee and Renee (Greg) Williams, all of Roaring Branch; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; siblings, Shirley Smith, Williamsport and Paul Lee, Texas; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was  predeceased by his father and by his brother, Robert Lee. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. May 24 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Ralston.  Burial will be private. Donations in Mr. Lee's name may be sent to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at PO Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA, 01202 or to The Gate House, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701. Pepper Funeral Home, Canton is assisting with arrangements. - Canton Independent Sentinel, May 22, 2008

MARPLE - Rowland A. "Ken" [SRGP 11387]- Age 91, died on Thursday, March 18, 2010. He was born on September 6, 1918, in Philadelphia, PA, a son of the late Grant and Edith (Williams) Marple. Ken served in the US Navy during WWII as a radioman/navigator on a PBY Catalina. He was married to the late Marie (Bolf) Marple who died on May 11, 1984. He attended the Austinville Union Church, Troy, PA and the Village Church, Dunnellon, FL. He was formerly employed by RCA Research Laboratories, Princeton, NJ, was a building contractor in Princeton, NJ, owner/ operator of Marple Appliance of Princeton Junction, NJ, Dairy Farmer in Roseville, PA, Supervisor for Westinghouse in Horseheads, NY until he retired and moved to Florida with his wife in 1975. He loved to read most of his life often completing a book in a day or two. Ken was a self-educated man and enjoyed boating and doing woodwork. He is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Gloria of Troy, PA, Robert and Stasia of Portsmouth, NH, Jack of Avon, OH, George and Kelly of Greensboro, NC; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marie and Robert Henninger of Mansfield, PA, Edie and Ronald Hulslander of Hatfield, PA; seven grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by two sisters, Ruth and Mary. Friends may call on Sunday, March 21, 2010, from 1:30 to 3:00 PM at the Wilston Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at 3 PM at the funeral home with the Rev. John Shypulefski officiating. Interment will be in Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens, Ocala, FL. Memorial contributions may be made to the Austinville Union Church, RR 1 Box 368, Troy, PA 16947. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.19.2010

MERRICK William - William R. Merrick, 59, of Covington, Pa., died Sunday, June 6, 2010 in Lindley, N.Y. William was born January 8, 1951 in Wellsboro, Pa., a son of Varley and Gladys (Karns) Merrick. William was an accountant for Ron Baltzley Hardwoods in Covington, Pa. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Vietnam War. William is survived by his mother, Gladys of Lindley, N.Y.; a son, Chad Merrick of Wellsboro, Pa.; a daughter, Alicia Merrick of Wellsboro, Pa.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Mark (Brenda) Passmore of Marion, N.Y., Richard (Maggie) Passmore of St. Paul, Minn. and Norma (Linda) Passmore. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 7 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA - Williamsport Sun Gazette, June 11, 2010

MILES - Florence M. Mattison, 91, of Petersburg, TN, formerly of Westfield, PA, died Wednesday, March 17, 2010. Born March 30, 1918 in Genesee, PA, she was the daughter of Wallace and Ellen Fowler Miles. On March 2, 1937, in Woodhull, NY, she married Raymond L. Mattison, who predeceased her in 1991. Mrs. Mattison and her husband owned and operated a farm in West Bingham, PA and she was employed by Duffy-Mott Co. in Williamson, NY. She attended the Potter Brook People's Church. Surviving are: two daughters, Pearl (Rial) Crippen of Westfield and Grace Welch of Merchon, GA; a son, Cecil (Candice Dowan) Mattison of Petersburg, TN; 20 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a grandson, Rial B. Crippen, Jr.; a brother and four sisters. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Monday, March 22nd, from 10-11 a.m., with Funeral Services at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. David Brelo will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.19.2010

MINSCHWANER Joan A. - Joan A. (Minschwaner) Falkler, age 73, of Troy, PA, formerly of Wellsboro, PA, died Friday, May 21, 2010 at Bradford County Manor, Troy, PA. Joan was born October 29, 1936 in Trenton, NJ, a daughter of Walter and Gladys (Bowers) Minschwaner. She was predeceased by her husband of 40 years, Edward Falkler. Joan attended Ewing High School and Saint Francis School of Nursing, Trenton, NJ. She worked for several years as a nurse before retiring to Wellsboro nearly 26 years ago. She was a nurses aide at Broad Acres. Joan was an avid reader and a gifted writer, having her poems published locally. It has been heard that she would drive over a mountain and through a blizzard to play a game of Bingo. Joan was a great cook and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, dessert, and vacationing at Wildwood, NJ. Joan is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Betsy Haldeman of Avoca, PA; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Laura Baldwin of Manderin, FL; daughter and son-in-law, Joanie and Jack Williams of Mansfield, PA; 8 grandchildren, Timothy and Lisa Price, William (Robin) Baldwin of Millersburg, PA; Sarah Haldeman, Christopher Baldwin, Jonathan Falkler, Jack and Christal Williams; 4 great-granddaughters, Hannah, Julia, Sofia and Ava Baldwin; 2 great-grandsons, Christian and Caden Falkler; son-in-law, Tom Price of Memphis, TN; sister, Bernice Maze, Pennington, NJ; brother and sister-in-law, Walter and June Minschwaner, Jr. of Wellsboro, PA; many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward, a daughter, Christal Price in 2002; a son, William Baldwin in 1972; grandchildren, Patrick Baldwin and Richie Haldeman; a brother-in-law, Morris Maise in 2010. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 from 4:00 to 5:00 P.M. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial services will follow at 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday at the funeral home. - Buckheit Funeral Home

MORRIS Freece E. - Freece E. Morris, 92, of Blossburg, PA, formerly of Broadway, PA, DIED June 10, 2010, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. He was born July 20, 1917, in Sweet Valley, PA, the son of Albert & Maude Gregory Morris. Freece was a member of the Fairmount Springs United Methodist Church and attended the First Baptist Church in Blossburg. He was a committed follower of Christ and a respected member of his community. Freece was a Boy Scout leader, a Sunday School teacher, a Patterson Grove trustee, a member of the Grange, an honorary member of the WCTU, and held offices in Broadway United Methodist Church and Harveyville U.M. charge. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, the former Hilda Jeanette Edwards, a daughter & son-in-law, Linda & John Shypulefski of Blossburg, PA, a son-in-law, W. Allen Michael of Orangeville, PA, six grandchildren, Amy (David) Duty, Brent Shypulefski, Stephanie (Dan) Herr, RueAnn Michael, Adam Morris (Amy Higgins), Kurt (Holly) Michael, 10 great grandchildren, Callie, Nathanael, Nathan, Micah, Faith, Luke, Kaleb, Mason, Liam, & Seth. Friends are invited to call at the Fairmount Springs United Methodist Church, 17 Old County Road, Benton, PA, Saturday, June 19, 2010, from 9:30-11 AM. Funeral services will follow there at 11:00 AM with Pastor Michael Bodek officiating. Condolences may be sent to Hilda Morris 12 Riverside Park, Blossburg, PA 16912. - Wilston Funeral Home

MUCCI Ronald A.
Of Elmira, died
on Sunday, June 13, 2010. Ron was born March 11, 1935, the son of the late Peter and Jenny (Cardillo) Mucci. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by sister Josephine, brothers and sister-in-law, Ralph, Marion and Carol; brothers-in-law, Edward Sardisco, and his son Christopher; John Banik; and sister-in-law Margaret Blackwell. Ron is survived by his wife of 57 years Rose Mary (Banik) Mucci; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Daryl Ann Mucci of Long Meadow, MA, Mark and Kirsten Mucci of Horseheads; daughter Debra Ann Wozniak of Elmira, with Glenn Grottenthaler; grandchildren, Rose Lanee, Stephen, Christopher, Nicolas, Joseph and Matthew. Also surviving are sister Patricia Sardisco; brother Larry Mucci; brother-in-law Warren Blackwell; along with several nieces and nephews. Ron served in the U S Air Force during the Korean War. He owned two bar and food restaurants in the area – Rustic Gardens and The Turf Club. He was also manager of Waverly Country Club and in recent years worked for very good friend, Steven Coon, of Coons Sit and Sleep Shop. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Military Honors will be accorded outside the church at the conclusion of the mass. Flowers are welcome, but donations would be appreciated to the American Cancer Society , 1316 College Avenue, Ste. 2, Elmira, NY 14901-1169, or to a charity of one's choice. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 14, 2010

Marian M. Brown, age 88, died April 9, 2010, at the home of her youngest daughter in Horseheads, NY, where she was in hospice care following a stroke. She was born March 28, 1922, on a farm outside Cochranton, PA, the daughter of James Aaron and Goldie (Maloney) Mumford. She was a magna cum laude graduate of Allegheny College, Meadville, PA, where she was valedictorian of the Class of 1942 and Phi Beta Kappa. She received a master's degree in government management from the University of Denver, CO, in 1944. Her first career was public policy activism and academics in Colorado, Wyoming, and Wisconsin. In 1949 she married Richard L. Brown, a municipal planning graduate, in Madison, where she was director of research for the Wisconsin Citizens' Public Expenditure Survey from 1945 to 1949. Her husband later served as Chemung County Planning Commissioner from 1961 to 1982. After raising three daughters in Passaic, NJ, West Hartford, CT, and Horseheads, NY, Marian Brown undertook a second career with Planned Parenthood of the Southern Tier in 1968. She served first as volunteer vice president and treasurer; then, after earning a state teaching certificate, as a staff educator from 1972 to 1982. She also taught political science in the Elmira College evening program. The Browns retired to Cape Cod in 1982 to their solar "dream house," and soon grew active in local environmental and political organizations. Marian served on the Orleans, MA, Finance Committee and chaired the Democratic Town Committee, earning recognition from the state House of Representatives in 1994 for her civic service. Shortly after the death of her husband in 2004, she moved to the Albany, NY, home of her eldest daughter.
Survivors include three daughters, Stephanie Mumford Brown (Paul Holloway, Albany, NY), Jennifer A.M. Brown (Philip Kimball, Lawrence, KS), and Pamela M. Brown (Alan Lefkowitz, Horseheads, NY), six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Her grandchildren include local residents Sharla Lefkowitz Brown and Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, as well as Dana Lefkowitz Morgan (West Palm Beach, FL), Corinna Kimball-Brown (Portland, OR), Lauren Kimball-Brown (Quincy, MA), and Emerson Holloway Brown (Germantown, NY). She is also survived by a sister, Jean M. Spencer (New Paltz, NY), and a brother, H. Dale Mumford (Plainsboro, NJ). In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her sister Gladys M. Sears and brothers J. Dean Mumford and Perry M. Mumford. Memorial donations can be made to Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes, 301 South Main Street, Horseheads, NY 14845, and Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 18, 2010

NEVONE - Anthony M. - Age 87, died
on Saturday, March 13, 2010, at the Elderwoods Nursing Facility in Waverly, NY. He is survived by his companion of 40 years, Barbara Nevone; son, Anthony Nevone; daughters, Philomena Campbell and Antoinette Nevone. All services will be held privately and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.16.2010

NORCONK - WATKINS, Freida Louise
Age 98 of Horseheads, NY. She was born October 28, 1911 on the farm of her grandparents, Nelson and Elizabeth Pond in New Albany, PA, daughter of the late Arthur Norconk and Merle Louise Pond and died
Sunday, April 18, 2010, at Elcor Health Services. She was predeceased by her husband, Rodney G. Watkins; son, Rodney A. Watkins; grandchildren, Tracey Vargeson, Sidney Watkins, Rodney A. Watkins, Jr. and Faith Hope Watkins; sister, Viola Richards. She is survived by her children, Joseph E. Watkins, Harold (Daphne) Watkins, Marie E. Reese and Iolani (Robert) Ruhmel; 17 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and many great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Watkins was a homemaker who loved to garden and can fruits and vegetables. She was an avid reader and loved to sew. She loved her many cats and dogs. There will be no calling hours. Private services will take place at the convenience of her family. Those wishing may remember Freida through donations to the Chemung County S.P.C.A., 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14901 or the animal shelter of your choice. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 19, 2010

RICH Jerome Francis
age 77, of Big Flats, NY died
on June 5, 2010. Jerry was born on February 13, 1933 to Arthur and Bertha (Miller) Rich and raised in Hamilton, Ohio. He graduated from Hamilton Catholic High School in 1951 and shortly after enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. After attaining the rank of sergeant and serving during the Korean War he was discharged in 1953. Jerry began his career at Corning Inc. in 1966 and retired after 27 years of service in 1993 as a Manager of Finance and Control. Jerry married Elizabeth Ann Foreman in 1956 at St. Ann's Church, Hamilton, Ohio. He is survived by his wife and children and their spouses, Amy and Glenn Anthes of Kent's Store, VA, Mark and Doris Rich, of Framingham, MA, and David and Judith Rich, of Big Flats; and 10 Grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son Joseph Rich (Beth Florin, Ft. Collins CO). He is survived by two brothers, Mike (Molly) Rich, Signal Mtn., TN, and Joe (Leah) Rich, Hamilton, OH and two sisters, Mary (Herb) Huber, Fairfield OH, and Margie (Raymond) French, Mason, OH. He was predeceased by two brothers, Richard and James. At Jerry's request there will be no calling hours. Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Corning, NY will be handling the local arrangements. There will be a graveside service at the family's convenience at St. Mary's Cemetery, Hamilton, OH. In lieu of flowers, donations can be directed to the Jerome F. and Elizabeth Foreman Rich Family Scholarship, created in memory of their son Joseph Rich at the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning, 307 B East Water Street, Elmira, NY 14901 The Rich family would also like to extend their gratitude and appreciation to the staff of Bethany Manor, Skill 1. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 8, 2010

ROMANO - Carmen "Vic" Romano, Sr. - Age 76, of Main Street, Wellsburg, NY, died
Sunday, March 14, 2010, at Towanda Memorial Hospital. Carmen was born April 18, 1933 in Frankfort, NY, son of the late Ferdinand and Fannie Romano. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving his country with the US Army from 1953 to 1962. He and the former Esther R. Pallone were married June 15, 2001 in Montour Falls, NY. Carmen was retired from Ithaca College where he worked in the food service department. Survivors include his wife, Esther R. Romano of Wellsburg; stepchildren, Charles and Veronica Chaffee of Elmira and Rosetta and William Wood of Horseheads; brother, Andrew and Geri Romano of Elmira; brother-in-law, Andrew Carboni; eleven grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends. Carmen was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Martha Carboni. Family and friends are invited to call from 1 to 3 PM and 4 to 6 PM Thursday, March 18, 2010, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 6 PM with Deacon George Welch officiating. Interment with Military Honors will be held in Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.18.2010

Age 69, of Montour Falls, NY, died
unexpectedly on Monday, June 7, 2010, at home. Sarah was born on June 30, 1940 in Syracuse, NY. She lived in Newark Developmental Center for 35 years, then 17 years in Monroe Developmental Center before making her home in Montour Falls, NY, where she was loved and cared for by staff from The Arc of Schuyler. Sarah was member of the Senior Group at The Arc of Schuyler where she helped to make aromatherapy bags for Southern Tier Hospice. Sarah is survived by her many friends and family at The Arc of Schuyler. She was predeceased by a sister, Gretchen DeMarco of Florida; and brother, George P. Roschek of California. Sarah will be remembered most for her sense of humor, mischievous smile and expressive eyes. Sarah never missed the chance to pull pranks on her friends. She enjoyed "people watching", coffee and relaxing in her rocking chair. Friends are invited to attend a celebration of Sarah's life on Friday, June 11, at 10:00 a.m. at Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen. There are no prior visiting hours. Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Skaneateles, NY at a later time. Memorial contributions in Sarah's name may be made to The Arc of Schuyler, 203 Twelfth St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 10, 2010

SCHWAB Richard W.
Age 81 died in his beloved 1860 Westover Hills home in Montour Falls on Sunday, April 18, 2010. Mr. Schwab taught high school English in West Irondequoit (Rochester, NY) and was a lover of books, antiques, bronze and marble sculptures and historic houses. He was born in Williamsport, PA to Arnold and Agnes Mason Schwab on December 30, 1928. He graduated from Honesdale High School Class of '46 and was a member of the Class of '50 at Yale University. He served in the US Air Force from 1949-1952. In 1958 he received a master's degree from Albany University and taught for 27 years. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Emily Borck Schwab; and three daughters, Jennifer Smouse and Jill Schwab of Rochester, Rebecca (Thomas) Yager of Huntington Beach, CA and two sons, Joel (Valerie) of Fairport and Kurt of Albany. His grandchildren are Kristin and Benjamin Schwab of Fairport, Kathryn and Schuyler Yager of Huntington Beach, CA, Heather Daly (Alvaro Membrillera) of London, U.K. and great grandchildren, Alejandro and Sophia Membrillera of London, U.K. He has a sister-in-law, Marlene (B. Foster) Wetmore of Kensington, CT and Knoxville, PA, several cousins, nieces and nephews and a special family friend, Zahid Butt. Mr. Schwab was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Watkins Glen, NY. According to his wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. A private inurnment will be at the convenience of his family in the Schwab plot (Third Level) of the Montour Falls Cemetery. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 20, 2010

SHELDON - Robert, the "Sheik" Sheldon, 68, of Tucson, Ariz., died Saturday, January 30, 2010, at his home. A memorial service will be held in early summer and will be announced in the paper when a date and location are set. Bob was born November 27, 1941, in Buffalo, the son of the late Lloyd Sheldon and Betty Nichols. He moved away from the Finger Lakes area in 1973 and lived in Ohio for many years before retiring in Tucson in 2005, with his companion, Phyllis Svoboda of 28 years. He is survived by Phyllis Svoboda, of Tucson, Ariz.; four children, Michael Sheldon, Ovid, Christopher (Michele) Sheldon, Waterloo, Kimberly (Les) Moore, Shortsville, Paul (Cristi) Kelley, Ovid; twelve grandchildren; one brother, Donald (Nancy) Sheldon, Pine Valley; one nephew; and Shirley Sheldon, of Ovid. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.17.2010

SHIPPOS James Evan
James Evan Shippos, "Jimmy", died
Thursday, April 8, 2010. Jimmy was born April 5, 1984, in Ithaca and lived in Van Etten for his first 16 years. He then moved to Syracuse where he became a very proud high school graduate.Recently Jimmy was happily living in Ithaca with his sister and her family. To know Jimmy was to love him. With his infectious smile and free spirit he made fast friends of anyone he met. He loved music, movies, playing with the family pets and was an avid fan of programs about nature, life, the earth, and the universe. He adored his niece and nephew and was a constant part of their lives. Jimmy was a hard worker and took pride in everything he owned and did. He loved order and often tried to reflect his organizational skills on his family. With every breath from those he leaves behind, Jimmy's memory will live forever. Jimmy is survived by his father Bill Shippos (Pat Darsie), mother Kathy (Jim) Alibrandi, brother Brian (Amy) Shippos, sister Selene (Bill) Kuhns, nephew Caleb Kuhns, niece Hailey Rose Kuhns, grandmother Connie Shippos, uncles Richard Shippos and Richard Hoffman, cousins Jason & Becky Hoffman, friend Tyler Smith, stepsisters Andrea, Alexis, and Kimberly Alibrandi and many other cousins and close friends. Jimmy was pre-deceased by his grandfather William Shippos and grandparents Richard and Barbara Hoffman. Calling hours are Wednesday, April 14, 2010, from 4-6pm at Bangs Funeral Homes, 209 West Green St. in Ithaca. Graveside service will be held Thursday, April 15, 2010, at 11:00am at Calvary Cemetery on Five Mile Drive, Rt. 13A in Ithaca with Father John Tokaz of the St. James Roman Catholic Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Tioga State Bank, 1 Main St., Spencer, NY 14883, in care of Brian Shippos for the James Shippos Scholarship Fund. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 13, 2010

SNYDER Peter George
Peter George Snyder was born in Auburn, NY on October 29th, 1946, and died suddenly on Lake George on June 9th. He was 63. Pete was an alumnus of Notre Dame High School in Elmira and graduated from St. John Fisher College in 1968 with a degree in English. He received an M.A. in Counseling and Student Personnel Administration from SUNY Brockport in 1972. For a time at St. John Fisher, Pete was also a Catholic seminarian. While a student in Rochester, Pete met Marguerite Lenihan. The couple was married in Yorktown Heights on July 15th, 1972. Pete and Margie moved to Troy in 1973, where the couple bought and rehabilitated a historic Sears & Roebuck home. Margie died
in 2005. Pete worked at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for 34 years. He served as the Director of Residence Life for over 20 years. During his tenure Pete increased the relationship between education and Residence Life, and initiated a program that invited faculty into student housing. Under his stewardship the Office of Residence Life evolved to enrich the student experience at Rensselaer. Pete was active in the Democratic Party, and he served as the president of Armory Little League for five years. He also served on the Troy City School Board from 1991 to 94, and he was head of the Finance Committee. Pete and Bonita Hagan, a longtime family friend, surprised their family and friends when they were married at a Super Bowl party on February 7th, 2010. Although their time together was brief, the couple lived every moment in love and laughter. They planned to spend their summer on Lake George. Many knew Pete for his loyal friendship, his sense of humor, and lightening quick wit. Pete inherited an insatiable appetite for books from his mother; he inherited a love of woodworking from his father. Next to his chair well-read copies of The Handbook of Epictetus, the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, and books on American history were found. At the time of his death Pete was also building an eighteen foot wooden kayak that was nearly finished. Pete is survived by his wife, Bonita Hagan; and his son, Timothy of Hicksville, his wife Tracey and their children Daniel and Katharine. He is also survived by his son James, and his wife Krista of Millbrook. In addition, he is survived by his brother, James, and his wife Dorene of Elmira; his sister, Mary Margaret, and her partner Jane Feisthamel of Richfield Springs; and Elizabeth Anne of South Carolina. Pete was predeceased by his wife, Marguerite; and his parents, George and Mary Snyder. A funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, at the Chapel and Cultural Center, University Parish of Christ Son of Justice, 2115 Burdett Ave., Troy. Calling hours will be from 3 to 7 p.m. on Sunday at Bryce Funeral Home, Inc., 276 Pawling Ave., Troy. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Pete Snyder Memorial Fund at Rensselaer. This fund will provide resources for the education and development of Resident Assistants at the school. Donations can be sent to the Heffner Alumni House, 1301 Peoples Ave., Troy, NY. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 12, 2010

STAHL - Robert H. Stahl, Sr., 73, of Mainesburg and formerly of Galloway, N.J., died suddenly March 12, 2010, at his home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a long time active member of the Galloway community. Robert was a self employed systems analyst and also served in the United States Navy from 1956-1963. He was elected the Atlantic County Republican Executive Committee and was a member of the Republican Club. Robert served on the Galloway School Board and as an active member of the Reformation Lutheran Church. He was a Sunday School teacher, lay leader and youth group advisor. He is predeceased by his wife, Doris, on Nov. 10, 2009; his two sons, William, on Oct 10, 2003 and Robert H. Jr., on July 3, 2007. Robert is survived by his daughter, Nancy Testa of Mays Landing; his son, James Thomas (Deborah) of Galloway, N.J.; his brother, Jerome (Janice) of Wadena Minn.; two grandchildren, William and Anastasia Testa; and one great-grandchild, Elizabeth Testa.  In lieu of flowers, kindly make donations to the American Cancer Society , P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, Okla. 73123-1718. Visitation will be held on Monday, March 22, at the Wimberg Funeral Home 211 E. Great Creek Road, Galloway, N.J., from 9 to 11 a.m. Service will follow at 11 a.m. Interment will immediately follow at the Germania Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, Mar.17.2010

STANTON -   Ada B. (Stanton) Levanowitz, 91, of 131 S. Williamson Rd., Blossburg, PA, died peacefully Tuesday, March 16, 2010. Born October 31, 1918 in Tanners Falls (Honesdale), PA; she was the daughter of the late Edward and Beatrice Stanton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter (Eddie) Levanowitz; a son, Walter Lee; and a daughter Coral Rose Stocum. She is survived by sons, Lawrence (Linda) of Mansfield PA, Gerald (Virginia) of Stroudsburg, PA, Robert of Middleburg, PA, Joseph and Richard, both of Blossburg, PA; her daughters, Mary Lou (David) Minor of Waymart, PA, Gail (Frank) Moore and Elaine Levanowitz, both of Blossburg, PA, and Robin (Michael) Owens of Panama City, FL. She is also survived by her sister, Hazel M. Williams of Honesdale, PA. Her greatest joy was her large family, of which she was very proud. She loved to talk about her ever-growing family, which includes 11 children, 23 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Family and friends will be received at Freeberg Funeral Home, N. Williamson Rd., Blossburg, PA, Saturday, March 20th, from 2-4 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 4 p.m. with Pastor Dean Edwards officiating. -  Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.18.2010

Melissa Renee Bradshaw, 36, died April 12, 2010. There will be no formal services but her remains will make trips to upstate New York as well as Salem, WV for celebrations of life. Melissa was born February 13, 1974, in Syracuse, NY to Jim and Donna Stewart. She graduated from WVU with a degree in Psychology. She married Ty Bradshaw on October 11, 2005 and lived in Easton, PA. Melissa is survived by her husband, Ty Bradshaw in Easton, PA; her mother Donna Stewart in Sayre, PA; her father Jim Stewart (Lynne Curran) in Salem, WV; her brother Matthew Stewart in Anchorage, AK; her feline children, Boo, Mittens and Shany; several loving aunts, uncles and cousins; her nephew Cory Stewart and her niece Ruby Bradshaw-Parker; as well as countless loving and caring friends. Melissa was preceded in death by, and dearly loved, her grandfather Fay Sayles; her mother's companion Wayne H. Reed; and her feline child Chester. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Melissa's name to the American Liver Foundation and the American Cancer Society. Melissa, you will always be in our hearts and in our prayers. We love you. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 18, 2010

SWAN - MASHULA, Alice "Beverly",
Age 85, of Germania, PA, died on Friday, April 16, 2010 at Charles Cole Hospital, Coudersport, PA. Born March 2, 1925, in Carter Camp, PA, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Mildred (Schramm) Swan. She was married to Frank Mashula, who predeceased her on May 2, 1996. Beverly worked at Galeton Production for ten years and then was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Germain Catholic Church in Germania, St. Bibiana Catholic church in Galeton, PA, and the Germania Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. She greatly enjoyed working in her flower gardens, crocheting, and was a wonderful cook and baker. Surviving are two sons, Frank A. Mashula, Germania and Mark (Lori) Mashula, Carter Camp; two daughters, Cherie Mashula, Galeton and Linda (Charles) Brown, Carter Camp; a sister, Mildred Rawson, Coudersport; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Beverly was predeceased by a son, George Michael Mashula and two brothers, Fred and Walter Swan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Bibiana Catholic Church, Galeton, on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 11:00 a.m., with the Rev. Joseph Dougherty as Celebrant. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bibiana Catholic Church. Arrangements are entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 18, 2010

SWAYZE - GRAY, Eleanor Sandra (Swayze)
of Van Etten, NY - Age 71, died
on Saturday April 10, 2010 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. She is survived by her husband, John E. Gray, Sr.; children, Tammy (Frederick) Crissey and John E. (Kelly) Gray, Jr.; grandchildren, Dustin and Ashley Crissey; sister, Sharon (Charles) Lynch; brother, Frederick (Toni) Swayze, lifelong friend, Joyce Hagelberg Robinson also several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. Eleanor loved her family dearly, she enjoyed every moment she spent with them and she was always there when they needed her. She was an active Town of Van Etten Historian and member of the Van Etten Historical Center. Eleanor was a member of TOPS club #565, a volunteer at the Van Etten VFW and member of the Van Etten Alumni. It was Eleanor's request that there be no calling hours. A private Funeral Service will be held at the convenience of her family. Those wishing may make memorials to the Falck Cancer Center 600 Roe Ave. Elmira, NY 14905 in her memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 13, 2010

THOMAS -  Arthur R. "Art" Thomas - Age 80, formerly of Edwina St., Dundee, NY, died Monday March 15, 2010 at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls, NY. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Friday (March 19) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee. A memorial service will begin at 7:00 p.m. with a Fireman's Service, followed by a Masonic Service, and Rev. David Geer. Burial will be private in Lakemont Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dundee Fire Dept., or Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., or the Dundee United Methodist Church, 35 Water Street, Dundee, 14837. Arthur was born November 22, 1929 in Lakeland, FL, the son of Earl M. and Laura F. Smalt Thomas. On June 19, 1948 in Caton, NY, he married Marjorie E. Gridley; she died
on January 9, 2002. He has lived locally since 1954, previously of Caton; where he started his working career as a Dairy Farmer when he was still very young. In 1951 he took a position with G.L.F. of Campbell, NY; which he continued to work for throughout its transition to Agway Petroleum. He retired after 34 years in 1985, and took a position as Coach Driver with T & T Bus Line of Caton; retiring for good in 1993. Mr. Thomas was a member of the Dundee United Methodist Church; Past Chief & Treasurer of the Dundee Fire Dept., member of the Dundee Fireman's Benevolent Assoc., and Yates County Fire Chiefs Assoc., he was a former member of the Dundee Masonic Lodge # 123 F&AM, a member of the Corning Consistory, and a current member of the Lamoka Lodge #463 F&AM. In his spare time in the fall he enjoyed hunting. He is loved and will be missed by two sons, Raymond L. (Nancy) Thomas of Montour Falls, Edwin A. (Jill) Thomas of Houston, TX; two daughters, Virginia E. (Edward) Allen of Dundee, and Janet L. (Robert) Geer of Fredricksburg, VA; a brother, "Bob" Robert E. (Barbara) Thomas of Caton; 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Alvin "Bud" Thomas in 2000. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.16.2010

TICE -  Clifford L "Bud" Tice [SRGP 02861]- Age 71, of DesMoine, Iowa, formally of Centerville, PA. died
on March 15, 2010 from complications from surgery. Bud was the son of the late Lewis and Julia Comfort Tice of Centerville, PA. Bud is survived by son, Michael Tice of Columbus, Ohio; daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Erik Siegel; granddaughter, Isabella Irene Siegel of Lorton, Virginia; sister and brother-in-law, Ginny and Cliff Conklin of Wellsburg, NY; sister and brother-in-law, Winnie and Bruce Krauss of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; sister, Beverly Miles of Pine City, NY; sister, Jennie Hill of Lowman, NY; brother and sister-in-law, Harry and Linda Tice of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; brother and sister-in-law, Lewis and Shirley Tice of Athens, PA; several nieces and nephews; his loving dog and companion, "Pepper". Bud graduated from SRU in East Smithfield, PA in 1957 and attended Elmira College. He worked for Eagle Iron Works and Service Master in DesMoine, Iowa. Bud was very involved in The White House in DesMoine and will be greatly missed by all his friends. In earlier times Bud was an avid bowler and belonged to the 700 Club at Elmira Bowling Center. He also enjoyed playing golf in his leisure time. Bud will be greatly missed by those of us he left behind. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date by the family. Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.18.2010

VINSON DeWayne E. - DeWayne E. Vinson, 75, of Sylvania, Pa., died
unexpectedly in the early morning on Saturday, June 12, 2010, at his home. He was born on Dec. 6, 1934, in Springfield Township, a son of the late Elmer and Rena (Joralemon) Vinson, and has been a lifetime resident of the Troy area. On Dec. 30, 1955, DeWayne married the former Marilyn Wandell in Wellsburg, N.Y. They had celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary. In DeWayne's early years, he did farm work for Laverne Greenough. He was a self-employed dairy farmer from 1963 until his retirement in 1995. While engaged in farming he also worked and traveled for Don Rockwell running cattle auctions. He also owned and operated his own cattle trucking business. He found great pleasure in his time spent in the outdoors. He leaves surviving his loving and devoted wife, Marilyn Vinson, at home; daughter, Vickie (Tom) Taylor, of New Columbia, Pa.; son, Lee (Barb) Vinson, of Troy, Pa.; foster sons, Theron and George Beck Jr.; sisters and brothers, Dolores (Jim) Henry, of Milan, Mich., Bonnie (Merle) Merritt, of Mikado, Mich., Audrey Puglisi, of Sevierville, Tenn., Ethel (Bob) Anderson, of Belleville, Mich., Linda (Kevin) Polovick, of Ridgebury, Pa., Ned Vinson, of Athens, Pa., Garth (Carol) Vinson, of Frankfort, Ky.; sister-in-law, Wanda Vinson Alexander, of Milan, Pa.; six grandchildren: Matt (Doniessa) Vinson, Emily Vinson, Nicholas Vinson, Jennie Blaker, Bobby Taylor, Nichole Taylor; his special great-grandson: Holden Vinson; great-grandsons, Ryan and Logan Taylor; aunts, uncles, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, James Vinson and Delos Vinson; sister-in-law, Shirley Vinson; infant son, Howard Lavern Vinson; and a foster son, Carl Beck.  Friends and family are invited to call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3-4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16, 2010, at the Sylvania Church of Christ, Sylvania, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. in the Sylvania Church of Christ, with the Rev. George Ogden, pastor, officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Sylvania Church of Christ, c/o 2485 Sylvania Road, Troy, PA 16947; or the Rainbow Riders, P.O. Box 122, Troy, PA 16947, in memory of DeWayne E. Vinson. Arrangements were entrusted to the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, Pa. . – Towanda Daily Review, June 13, 2010

WILSON Donald W. Wilson - Age 82, a lifelong and well known resident of the Millerton, PA community, died
Monday, March 15th, 2010, at home. Donald was the son of the late Delos F. and Mary (Barrett) Wilson born on August 10th, 1927 in Elmira. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Eloise (Gaige) Wilson; daughter, Patricia (Bob) Burket of Linden, PA; son, Brian K Wilson of Gillett, PA; daughters, Carol (Ralph) Roy of Linden, PA, Anne (Chet) Trostle of Williamsport, PA; grandchildren, Christopher (Heather) Burket, Jonathan (Marta) Burket, Michael, Tyler Roy and Elliott Wilson, Emily, Audrie and Cayman Trostle, Lindsey, Kurt and Korey Fovel; sister, Janice (Reverend Bob) Southworth of Unadilla, NY; sister-in-law, Marion Wilson of Brookline, NH; many special nieces and nephews. Don is predeceased by his brother, Reverend Robert Wilson. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, Friday, March 19th, 2010, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Saturday, March 20th, from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Funeral and committal services will follow the calling hours at 2:00 PM. The Reverend Gilbert Mitchell and Pastor Jennifer Wolf will officiate. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Don worked at Albee Body Shop and farmed, was then the owner and proprietor of Wilson's Body Shop in Millerton, and a well known bus contractor in the area for many years. He was an active member of the Millerton United Methodist Church and enjoyed the mission work he shared with Eloise. He was a member of the Wells Township Lyons Club. Flower arrangements or memorials appreciated. Memorials in Don's name can be made to the Millerton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 177, Millerton, PA 16936 - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.18.2010

WOOD - KIMBLE, Gladys R.
Age 86 of Middle Road, Horseheads, NY died
in the comfort of her home on Friday, April 16, 2010. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 534 Church Street, Odessa, NY on Sunday, April 18, 2010 from 2 PM to 5 PM. Her funeral service will be held on Monday, April 19, 2010 at 1 PM. The Rev. David Braid will officiate. Interment Highland Cemetery. She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Frank) Francisco of Penn Yan, NY. Granddaughters, Charlene (David) DeMarco of Penn Yan, NY and Deanna (Richard) Curren of Horseheads, NY and Step Granddaughter, Yvette Francisco of Owego, NY. She has 4 great grandchildren, Nicholas, Anthony & Mikayla Curren and Caiden DeMarco. Also surviving are her sister Verma McClary of Cayuta, NY and brothers James (Sally) Wood of Himrod, NY and Paul (Lillian) Wood of Jordan, NY. 21 nieces and nephews including a special niece & caregiver Dawn Kent also survive her. Gladys was born October 14, 1923 the eldest daughter of Francis and Edna Searles Wood in the Town of Catharine. She was a graduate of Odessa High School Class of 1941. On June 24, 1942 in the Odessa Baptist Church she married William N. Kimble who predeceased her on February 28, 1994. Together they owned and operated Breezy Home Farm and took great pride in their family and Registered Holstein Dairy. She was a communicant of Cayuta Free Church. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 18, 2010

Age 81, formerly of Horseheads, died
Thursday June 10, 2010 in Sarasota, FL. Lucille was predeceased by her daughter Terri Phillips, brother Bill Wood and her parents Reubin and Gertrude Wood. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Bevilacqua of FL; sons, John Radford of FL and Tom (Sue) Radford of Horseheads; stepson Anthony Bevilacqua of FL; granddaughter, Kelly (Rick) Niver of FL; grandsons, Tommy (Kristie) Radford and Jeremy (Debbie) Radford, all of Horseheads; five great-grandchildren; sister, Florence Patelunas; brother Don (Betty) Wood, all of Horseheads; several nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Lucille will be cremated in Florida. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Southern Tier Hospice. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 13, 2010

WOODARD - Darla Allise (Woodard) Lowery - 3/6/1941 - 3/14/2010 - Of Poulsbo, WA, Darla was born to Ronald and Margaret Woodard in Elmira, New York. She grew up around and attended school in Troy, Pennsylvania. She graduated with honors in 1959. She met Spike Lowery and they were married September 23, 1960. Darla and Spike with sons, Jeffrey and Brett, spent 22 years traveling the U.S. from one Navy duty station to another. In 1981 they left active duty and moved to Kitsap County. Darla secured a job with Naval Engineering Facility Northwest, retiring after 18 years service in March of 2001. Darla loved to travel and has been in all 50 states. Washington and Hawaii were her favorites. Darla is survived by her husband, sons, mother, brother, sister, five grandchildren, one great-grandson, many relatives and friends. Please remember Darla in some happy moment or time that you shared with her. She will be missed!!- Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.19.2010

WURTH - PECK, Mary Ellen (Wurth)
Of Crystal Beach Rd., Wayne, NY was called home to be with her lord Monday, April 12, 2010. Mary Ellen was born October 2, 1934 in Painted Post the daughter of Theodore and Sadie (Fulkerson) Wurth. She was a devoted member of St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in Hammondsport, director of the Hammondsport Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, former town of Wayne Fire Commissioner, member of the Keuka Una Women's Club, and former co-owner of Wayne Market, Kitchen & Deli, and Town House Apartments. Mary Ellen was a graduate of Painted Post High School, formerly of Corning she had resided on Keuka Lake since 1980. She loved to cook for her family and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Mary Ellen was active helping others in the community. She was pre-deceased by her husband of 54 years Carl C. Peck on February 8, 2007. She is survived by her children, Carla (Thomas) Shafer of Dansville, Karen Peck of Canandaigua, and Brian Peck of Hammondsport; grandchildren, Sarah (Frank) Waltman, Melissa (Jason) Shull, Lauren Shafer, Devan Mizzoni, Arthur Twist and Tristen Peck; great-grandchildren, Garrett Waltman, Carleen Waltman, Makaela Shull, Caeden Shull and Jayden Allyn. Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the LaMarche Funeral Home, 35 Main St., Hammondsport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, Friday at 11 a.m. and Interment will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Hammondsport. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, St. Gabriel's Catholic Church or the Keuka Una Women's Club Camp Fund, 13840 St. Route 54 Hammondsport, NY 14840. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 14, 2010

Age 78, of Pine Valley, NY died Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. Mary was born in Coopers Plains, NY on January 28, 1932 to Emory and Ethel (White) Young, and was a graduate of Painted Post High School. She married Kenneth Knapp in 1967 and was preceded in death by him in 1996. Mary retired from Corning Glass Works in 1988. She enjoyed cooking and visiting with her grandchildren. Mary was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Campbell. Her survivors include her daughter, Bonnie (David) Tripp of Corning; two sons, Glenn (Belinda) Knapp of Millport, NY and Thomas (Cindy) Kies of the Outer Banks, NC; one brother, Corky Young of Denver, CO; grandchildren, Alexxa Beth and Cameron Orion Knapp, Alex, Tom, and Jessica Kies; several nieces and nephews; a close friend, Mike Felenchak of Big Flats. Her brothers, Bob, Non, and Hub Young predeceased Mary. A graveside service will be held at a later time to be announced. Arrangements have been entrusted to Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Corning. Memorial donations may be made in Mary's name to the American Cancer Society , 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, NY 14609-5896. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 16, 2010

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