Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Clippings, Obituary,  & Scrapbook Section


Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA






Joyce's Search Tip - February 2010 

Do You Know that you can search just the 700 pages of Clippings and Scrapbooks on the site by using the Clippings button in the Partitioned search engine on the Current What's New Page
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using the three county-level Obits by Cemetery buttons. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 


Tri County Clippings- Page Four Hundred Fifty One
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.

HOW TO SUBMIT OBITUARIES TO THIS SITE - Typed obituaries may be submitted by email to Joyce M. Tice either in the text of the email of by an attached file. PLEASE put OBITUARY SUBMISSION in the subject line of your email to help me sort the several hundred emails I receive weekly. Give your file an eight character name - do NOT call it OBITS or it will overwrite someone else's file. Make sure your full name is included so I know whom to credit. Submissions will be arranged alphabetically by SURNAME AT BIRTH, so make sure I know the correct birth name if you know it. If surname at birth is not known, married name or other alias will be indexed in parentheses. Also include the death date and newspaper if you know it..

Age 57 of Breesport died
unexpectedly on Thurs. June 24, 2010. Survived by former wife, Pam Lewis; sons, Chuck (Allyson) Clugstone of Millport, Carl (Heather) Andrews of Spencer, Casey Andrews of Corning, Craig (Craig) Andrews of Spencer; 7 grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Bobby (Eva) Andrews of Candor, Stephen Andrews of Elmira, Bonnie (Mike) Zimmer Maine, NY, Penny Holdridge of Elmira. Harold was a veteran of the US Army service during Vietnam. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Wed. June 30, 2010 from 3-4:00 pm. His service will follow at 4:00 pm. Interment in Bath National Cemetery on Thur. where military honors will be accorded. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 30, 2010

age 98, formerly of Salt Point Rd., Watkins Glen, NY died
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Home in Montour Falls, NY. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Noon on Friday July 2, 2010 at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, Decatur St., Watkins Glen, NY with Father Paul Bonacci, Celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Watkins Glen. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his name to St. Mary's of the Lake Church, PO Box 289, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. Angelo was born in Italy on September 11, 1911. He was married for 63 years to Agnes Solometo, who predeceased him on March 6, 1997. He retired from International Salt Co. in Watkins Glen, NY.  Angelo is survived by his sons, Frank (Joann) Bartolomeo of Williamsport, PA and Patrick Bartolomeo of Watkins Glen; his granddaughters, Brenda (Todd) Kremser, Susan Blank, and Patricia Whitney; great grandchildren, Jamie Blank, Natasha Blank, Alexandra Whitney, Andrew Kremser, and Kyle Kremser; and great great grandson, Angelo Blank. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 30, 2010

BROWN Frances M. - Frances M. Carter, 99, of Corning, N.Y., formerly of Addison, N.Y., entered into rest Dec. 1, 2009. She was born Aug. 5, 1910, in Borden, N.Y., to the late Dora Brown Long and Will Brown. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, July 3 at 11:30 a.m. in the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Wombaugh Square, Addison, N.Y. Memorials may be made to the Church of the Redeemer. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC 637 S. Main St. Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, June 30, 2010

CLOUSE Bruce Allen - Bruce Allen Clouse, 51, of Wyalusing RR 1, died
on Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., from a school-related accident. He was born in Newton, N.J., on May 4, 1959, a son of Gerald Clouse Sr. and Charlotte (Hyatt) Clouse. Bruce graduated from North Warren Regional High School in Blairstown, N.J.  Bruce was employed by the Wyalusing School District. Prior to that he worked for Taylor Meat Packing. On Feb. 14, 2004, Bruce married Vicki Crawford in Stevensville. He is survived by: his wife, Vicki Clouse, at home; daughters, Melissa Clouse and fiancé Tim Knowles of Wyalusing, Pa., Becky Clouse and fiancé Drew Mickey of Nanticoke, Pa., Erin Clouse of Wyalusing, Pa., Makenzie Clouse of LeRaysville, Pa., and Julia Clouse, at home; granddaughter Aryssa Knowles; parents Charlotte and Gerald Clouse Sr. of Wyalusing; sister Marsha (Greg) Vough of Augusta, N.J.; brothers, Terry (Carmen) Clouse of Marlboro, N.Y., Brian (Cindy) Clouse of Rome, Pa., Gerald (Debbie) Clouse Jr. of Wyalusing, Pa., and James Clouse of Wyalusing, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tiffany; maternal grandparents Rebecca and Theron Hyatt; and paternal grandparents Margaret and J. Hampton Clouse. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be private. A public calling hour will be announced for next week. The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Wyalusing Library, P.O. Box 98, Wyalusing, PA 18853, in memory of Bruce Clouse. The McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa., is assisting the family with arrangements. - Towanda Daily Review, July 8, 2010

CRAWFORD Walter C. - Walter C. Crawford, 72, of Wysox RR 2, Pa., died
Sunday, July 4, 2010, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Walter was born in Dushore, Pa., on Dec. 3, 1937, the son of the late Warren James Crawford and Leontine Fenton Crawford. He was a graduate of Troy High School, Troy, Pa., and later served in the U.S. Army. Walter was employed by Masonite Corporation in Wysox for more than 30 years until his retirement. Walter enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing and gardening. He is survived by: his wife, Margaret B. Lattimer Crawford at home, whom he married on Feb. 20, 1982, in Camptown, Pa.; sons, Terry Crawford (Hope) of New Albany, Pa., Edward Crawford of New Albany, Pa., and Aaron Crawford (Tammy) of Wysox, Pa.; brothers, James Crawford of New Albany, Pa., Lewis Crawford of Dushore, Pa., Donald Crawford of Tunkhannock, Pa., Lloyd Crawford and his wife Doris of Hollenback, Pa., Erven Crawford and his wife June of New Albany, Pa., Gorden Crawford (Patty) of New Albany, Pa., and Jesse Crawford and his wife Marie of Elmira, N.Y.; sisters, Evelyn Shaffer of Perkensville, N.Y., and Marylin Stringham and her husband Francis of Gillette, Pa.; special "brother," Carl Crawford and his wife Linda of Laporte, Pa.; mother-in-law, Margaret Lattimer of Wysox, Pa.; sister-in-law, Nancy Chilson of Wysox, Pa.; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: a brother, Clayton Crawford; a sister, Mary Barber; brothers-in-law, Jerry and Bruce Lattimer and Tom Shaffer; special brother-in-law, Joseph Chilson; and sisters-in-law Arvilla, Jeannie, Lela and Ida Crawford. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Interment will be private. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association American Heart Association American Heart Association American Heart Association , 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701, in Walter C. Crawford's memory.  The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting Walter's family with arrangements. Towanda Daily Review, July 7, 2010

DANN William P.
Of Beaver Dams, NY died
Monday morning, June 28, 2010 with his family by his side. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St., Horseheads, NY on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 between the hours of 4-6PM. Funeral Services will follow at 6PM with Pastor Rob Ketchum. A private burial will take place in Coopers Cemetery, Painted Post, NY. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 30, 2010

FILIPOWSKI Elizabeth Ann - Elizabeth Swartz, 71, of Canton, Pa., died
at home on July 4, 2010. Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Filipowski was born on Feb. 11, 1939, in Pine Island, N.Y., a daughter of the late Anthony and Josephine (Miller) Filipowski. She graduated from Warwick Valley High School, Class of 1956. On Sept. 22, 1956, Betty married Aurelius John Swartz and they raised four daughters. As a young woman, Betty was employed as a legal secretary. However, her greatest satisfaction came from her home and family. Most recently she worked at D & H Keystone Market in Canton. Betty enjoyed doing many things in life, especially crafting, gardening, bird watching, reading, going to yard sales and winters trips to Florida. Surviving is John, her husband of 53 years; children, Melanie Swartz of Canton, Melissa Soper of Sayre, Michele (Chico) Deitrick and Marlayne Swartz, all of Canton; six grandchildren, Taylor (Nicki) Witman of Waverly, N.Y., Rachel (Bill) Bailey of Nichols, N.Y., Kimberly (Jamie) Boehm of Waverly N.Y., Emily (Eric) Goodrich of Apalachin, N.Y., Cassie (Scott) Terwilliger of Philadelphia and Devan (Kayla) Witman of Chemung, N.Y.; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, John Filipowski of Middletown, N.Y. and Ted Filipowski of Warwick, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews, cousins; and her special canine friends, Snickers and Kayda-paige. In keeping with Betty's wishes, there will be a private family viewing at Pepper Funeral Home in Canton.

FINAN Paula Ann - Paula Ann Finan Lee (March 20, 1963 to July 3, 2010), of Lancaster, formerly of New Albany. On a beautiful summer evening Paula , wife, mother, and sister died
. She was born on March 20, 1963, in France, a daughter of Leonard and Adelaide (Hembury) Finan. Paula fought at courageous 15 year battle with pulmonary disease. She enjoyed her time spent reading, crocheting, making beaded jewelry, and doing jigsaw puzzles. She is survived her husband: Gerald (Tink) Lee, of Lancaster, Pa.; a son: Dustin James Lee, of Lancaster, Pa.; a son: Clayton Paul Lee, of Lancaster, Pa.; siblings: Barb (Milo) Putnam, of Spring Lake, Pa., Roger (Beatrice Elliott) Finan, of New Albany, Pa., Mary Oakley, of Danville, Pa., William (Ling) Finan, of Carlsbad, Calif.; and by several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents Leonard (Pop) Finan on Dec. 12, 1993, and Adelaide (Addy) Finan on April 16, 1998. Friends and family are invited to call on Tuesday, July 6, 2010, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, Pa. Funeral services will immediately follow at 8 p.m. - Towanda Daily Review, July 5, 2010

FLICKNER Irma J. - Irma J. Cretsinger, 75, of Morris Run, died Sunday, July 11, 2010, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. She was the wife of Lewis K. Cretsinger. Irma worked as a technician at Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, before her retirement. She attended the First Baptist Church of Blossburg, enjoyed making quilts and scrapbooking.  Irma is survived by her husband, Lewis; a son and daughter-in-law, Stephen (Casey) Cretsinger of Jackson, Mich.; five daughters and sons-in-law, Christine (Frank) Walker of Elk Grove, Calif., Naomilyn (Paul) Scheler of Foley, Ala., Ruth (Eric) Fields of Kansas, Mo., Deborah Sherk of Worcester, Rebecca (Andre) Cade of Milton; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Carl Flickner of Quakertown, Earl Flickner of Spring Lake, Mo., Victor (Edith) Flickner of Olathe, Kans., Larry (Judy) Flickner of Kingman, Kans., Jesse (Betty) Flickner of Arlington Heights, Ill.; a sister, Mildred Boswell of Kingman, Kans.; 20 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Phyllis Dennis.A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 14, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, Main St., Blossburg, with the Rev. John Shypulefski officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent in Irma's memory to Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. – Wellsboro Gazette, July 14, 2010

Age 90, of Watkins Glen, died
at Seneca View on July 3, 2010 surrounded by family. Mildred was predeceased by her husband Andrew J. Ellison in 1990, her brother Richard Fultz, and her parents Bertha and Ira Fultz. She is survived by her sons, James W. (Beverly) Ellison, Andrew J. Ellison II (Luanne); daughter, Jane E. Kissell; sisters, Rowena Eyrich and Joyce (Frank) Bloom; grandchildren, Sean (Andrea) Ellison, Brian (Amanda) Ellison, Andrew John Ellison III, Frank Paul Ellison, William J. (Colleen) Kissell, Melissa Sue Kissell, Emily Cowan, and Lee Smith; 7 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, and dear friend Doris Ector. Mildred was a long time homemaker who helped on the farm. She loved to cook and bake, and be surrounded by family. Sunday dinners were a tradition to bring everyone together. In 2004 Mildred became fully blind, but continued to carry on with a strong faith and spirit. She was able to remain in her home for several years due to the help of her kind and loving family and caretakers. Mildred was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Watkins Glen, and was awarded by the Presbyterian Women's Association the Presbyterian Woman of the Year. She was also a member of the Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary and Zonta Club. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen; on Tuesday, July 6, from 6-8pm; a memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 7, at 4:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church, Watkins Glen; Rev. Beverly Karr-Lyon officiating; burial at Glenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 520 N. Decatur St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891. – Elmira Star Gazette, July 4, 2010

Formerly of Elmira and presently residing in Horseheads died
unexpectedly at the Cleveland Clinic following declining health at the age of 68. Born on February 9, 1942, Larry was the son of the late Adrian & Zelma Johnson Goodwin. He married Donna Thomas on December 23, 1960 in Kansas City, KS. A carpenter by trade, Larry was self employed. His many interests included auto racing, playing cards and the outdoors. Surviving is his loving family, wife and companion of 50 years, Donna Thomas Goodwin, Horseheads; their loving children, Jill (Gary) Baker, Horseheads; Jan (Bryan) Shaw-Bliss, Elmira Heights; Joy Collins, Elmira; Jeff (Amy Harris) Goodwin, Pine City; nephew, Danny (Yvonne) Goodwin along with their children, Danielle and Jimmy, Elmira; grandchildren, Kyle (Heather) Baker, Kurt (Angie) Baker , Cassie Collins, Molly Collins and Jordon Goodwin; great grandson, Nolan John Baker; sisters, Bobbi Metcalf, WA; Betty (Leroy) Frady, TX; brother, Don (Patti) Goodwin, MO; several nieces and nephews and family friends. In addition to his parents, Larry was predeceased by his grandson, Brandon Shaw on May 10, 2003 along with several siblings. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Saturday, July 10, 2010 between the hours of 12 noon – 3 pm. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 3:15 pm. Memorials may be directed to the Coronary Intensive Care Unit, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Ave. PO Box 931517 Cleveland, OH 44193 in honor of Larry Goodwin.- Elmira Star Gazette, July 9, 2010

Age 55, of Mechanicsville, VA, lost his battle with cancer on Sunday, June 27, 2010 at home surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Hamlin. Gary worked at Hamlin's Music Store as a young man before moving to the Richmond area. He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Sue Saum Hamlin; and two loving sons, Jamie and Shawn. He is also survived by his mother, Marjorie Bates Hamlin; sister, Carol Ochab (Dave); brother, John (Lynne); sister, Judy Hamlin; uncle, Ronald Hamlin; good friend Mary Pensabene Albert, and many other family and friends. A memorial service was held on Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 3 p.m. at the Mechanicsville Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home. A local memorial is being planned for later this month. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the "Educational Fund for Jamie R. and Shawn W. Hamlin" at any Wachovia branch. – Elmira Star Gazette, July 4, 2010

HAMMOND Donald Arthur
Age 76 of Horseheads, NY. He was born May 14, 1934 in Elmira, NY, son of the late Chester and Winifred (Brown) Hammond and died
Friday, July 2, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was predeceased by 2 sons, Steven and Michael and is survived by his wife Mary; children Helen Puckett of FL, Donald Hammond of Horseheads; step children Larry and David Burbage, Mary Earls; several grandchildren; half brother William Hammond of FL; half sister Eileen Paino of PA. Family and friends are invited to his memorial service on Thursday, July 8th at 6 pm in New Life Assembly of God Church, 327 Lake St., Elmira. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. – Elmira Star Gazette, July 8, 2010

Age 70, of Elmira, died Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at Elcor Health Services. Sue was born February 3, 1940, in Dannemora, NY, the daughter of the late John V. and Gertrude (Grimes) Harding. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her husband Robert N. Gamer. Sue is survived by her son, Robert J. "R.J." Gamer; daughter, Mary E. Davis, with sons, Zachary A. and Michael T. Davis, all of Elmira; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, William L. and Theresa Gamer of West Seneca, NY; nephew, with his family, Lawrence Gamer of Rochester, NY; life time friends, Mary Claire Klugo and Carole Clark, both of Elmira; along with several extended family members. Sue enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends. She was retired from Sears with 42 years of service. Sue was a life long communicant of St. Patrick's Church. There will be no calling hours. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial, for Sue, on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, Elmira. Donations in Sue's memory may be made to either Notre Dame High School, 1400 Maple Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904, or Chemung A.R.C., 711 Sullivan Street, Elmira, NY 14901. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. - Elmira Star Gazette, July 9, 2010

HARRISON Abigael J. - Abigael J. Harrison-Ayers was born December 1, 1980 and unexpectedly left this world June 23, 2010 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. Abby is survived by her beloved husband Charles Ayers and their precious baby girl Anna Christine Harrison-Ayers, and her faithful dog Sabastan; also her beloved mother Juanita Christine Lougher; loving father Arthur Nelson Harrison; brother Jacob Harrison; sister Sarah Harrison (Brian Durkin) as well as her godson Daniel Welcome; godmother Melody Welcome; mother-in-law and father-in-law. Cathy and David Chilson, Canton PA. She will be remembered by many friends who loved her dearly, especially Suzie Brundage and Heather Dvorsky-Smey. Abby also had a large extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins and in-laws who loved and will miss her. Abby was predeceased by maternal grandmother Geraline Knowles, maternal grandfather Evan Lougher, paternal grandmother, Arvilla Harrison, and paternal grandfather John Harrison. Abby graduated from Binghamton High School in 2000. One of Abby's first loves was dance. She danced at Sherry Russo's Dance Studio for 23 years. She loved hockey games with her father, and going anywhere with her mother. She loved the Red Sox, Disney World, anything Mickey Mouse, traveling and lady bugs. Most recently Abby loved spending time with her perfect daughter and the husband she adored. Abby's greatest joy was being a mother and wife and being with the ones she loved. Abby was the sweetest angel. If Abby counted you as a friend, you had a friend for life. She was with us for far too short a time, but filled our lives with so much love and laughter that everyday with Abby was a blessing. Our hearts are breaking. Abby's passing is truly our loss and heaven's gain. Funeral services were held at the J.A.McCormack Sons Funeral Home, Binghamton, June 26 day with Reverend Corey S. VanKuren  officiating. Burial was in Spring Forest Cemetery, Binghamton. - Canton Independent Sentinel, July 2, 2010

HOPE Leo T. - Leo T. Hope, 65, of Lovelton, Pa., died
on Monday, July 5, 2010 at the Mercy Tyler Hospital in Tunkhannock, Pa.  Lee was born on March 31, 1945 in Lovelton at the family farm of his parents, the late Robert Francis and Genevieve Margaret Coyle Hope. He attended the Lovelton grade school, Mehoopany Elementary School and the Tunkhannock High School. He was an excellent mechanic and worked at Sick's Garage in Tunkhannock before entering the Army. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam from 1966 to 1968. He was a truck driver for several years and was elected as a supervisor for North Branch Township, Wyoming County. He also worked for Washington Township, Wyoming County, for several years until retiring.  Lee was a member of St. Anthony's of Padua Catholic Church in Stowell, Pa., and a member of Black Walnut American Legion Post No. 510 and a member of FWM Fire Co. of Mehoopany, Pa., and served as a fire policeman.  Surviving are: a son, Leo. F. Hope of Hughesville, Pa.; two daughters, Amy Newvine of Hughesville, Pa., and Kristy (Thomas) Blair of Muncy Valley, Pa.; four grandchildren, Kristin and Gabriel Newvine and Casey and Jacob Blair; two brothers, Lewis (Jean) Hope of Dushore, Pa., and William (Georgette Smith) Hope of Lovelton, Pa.; three sisters, Helen Souto of Rome, Pa., Mildred (Harold) Prichard of Sugar Run, Pa., and Kathryn (Donald) Sedlak of Rome, Pa.; two brothers-in-law, Francis Ricci of Dushore and Tom Comstock of Laceyville, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by: brothers, Arthur Hope of Lovelton on Oct. 10, 1969, and Joseph Hope of Lovelton on May 3, 1974; two sisters, Rose Comstock of Laceyville, Pa., on Jan. 20, 1974, and Patricia Ricci of Dushore, Pa., on July 30, 1992; nephews, Arthur Souto on May 18, 1972 and Stephen M. Sedlak on Jan. 14, 1989; a great-nephew, Brian W. Barry on July 16, 2003; and a brother-in-law, Manuel Souto on Jan. 28, 2010. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday morning, July 9, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, Pastor of IHM Parish, Dushore, Pa., presiding. Interment will be in St. Anthony's of Padua Cemetery, Stowell, Pa. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 8, at the funeral home. Graveside military services will be accorded by members of Black Walnut American Legion Post No. 510, Laceyville, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be directed to the FWM Fire Co. of Mehoopany, P.O. Box 304, Mehoopany, PA 18629. - Towanda Daily Review, July 7, 2010

HOPPE - FOHL Thelma E.
Age 84 of Dewitt Ave. in Elmira died
after a brief illness on Fri. July 9, 2010. Thelma was born in Buffalo, NY on Fri. Sept. 18, 1925, a daughter to the late Frederick and Ruth (Enser) Hoppe. She retired from the food service department of Niagara Lutheran Home in Buffalo, NY. She is survived by her daughter, Sue (Rick) Hessel of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Marcie (Scott) Comfort of Big Flats, NY, Melissa (Aaron) Dunn of Honolulu, HI, Amanda (Ted) Harris of Rushville, NY, Eric (Olivia) Hessel of Phoenix, AZ, Tracie (Bryan) Kaelin of Seffner, FL; great grandchildren, Elijah, Hannah, Amelia and Liesel, Bryant, Kraig, and Jason; sister, Beatrice Falbo of Toledo, OH; deceased brother, Donald Fohl. Thelma was devoted to her churches and a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Buffalo and Our Saviours Luther Church in Horseheads. Family and friends are invited to call at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church on Sat. July 17, 2010 from 10-11:00 am. Her service will immediately follow in church at 11:00 am. Interment at the convenience of her family. Expressions of sympathy may also be directed to Our Saviours Lutheran Church 2872 Westinghouse Rd. Horseheads, NY 14845. – Elmira Star Gazette, July 13, 2010

JOHNSON Gordon W. [Jr.] - Good-byes are not forever. Good-byes are not the end. They simply mean we'll miss you, until we meet again...Our hearts were broken with the sudden passing on Friday, July 2, 2010 of our loving husband, dad and pop Gordon W. Johnson, 78, of Warren Center, Pa. He was affectionately known and remembered as "Jim" by his family and friends. Jim was born on June 8, 1932, in Philadelphia, Pa., a son of the late Caroline (Owens) and Gordon W. Johnson Sr., and step-son of Marie E. (Wetzel) Johnson. Jim was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and proudly served his country during the Korean War. For many years, he owned and operated Johnson's Pools in Ambler, Pa. Following retirement, Jim found great comfort in the hills of Warren Center where he was able to operate his farm. He enjoyed woodworking, handcrafting stain glass and "tinkering." He will be greatly missed by: his loving wife Margaret; his children, Christian (Gaylnn) Johnson, Kim (Marie) Johnson, Kelly (Paul) Shelmire, Jason (Elisa) Nean, and Samantha (Mark) Welsh; and his special grandchildren, Ashley, Christian, Garnett, Merritt, Kirby, Shawn, Gavin, Ryan, Paulie, Eva-Jean, Bella, Nate and Tyler. In addition to his parents and step-mother, Jim was predeceased by his daughter Lonnie. Abiding with his wishes, there will be no services.  Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y. - Towanda Daily Review, July 7, 2010

KASTENHUBER Mary L. - MUDGE, Mary L.,  age 68, of Horseheads, NY, died
unexpectedly on Thursday, July 8, 2010 at the Highland Hospital in Rochester, NY. Mary was born on October 22, 1941 in Elmira, NY, daughter of James and Eva (Ochab) Kastenhuber. Mary is survived by her husband, Dale; mother, Eva Kastenhuber of Horseheads; daughter, Eva Mudge of Horseheads; stepson, "son in her heart" Gene Clark of KY; grandchildren, Kaitlin, Caleb and Joshua; sisters, Paula (Lyle) Haff and Frances (Harry) Columbine; brothers, Walt, Michael and James (MaryAnn) Kastenhuber; several nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her father, James. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, July 13, 2010, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Pete Hultz officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mary can be made to a charity of one's choice. - Elmira Star Gazette, July 12, 2010

KINSLEY Morris Arthur Jr. - Morris Arthur Kinsley Jr., age 58, of Sayre, Pa., died
on Friday, July 2, 2010, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. He was born on Oct. 27, 1951, in Mildred, Pa., a son of the late Morris A. Kinsley Sr. and Elizabeth Chilson Kinsley. He had been employed as a laborer in the coal mining industry. On Oct. 21, 2000, he married Jean A. Warfel. Morris liked hunting, fishing and being in the outdoors, and he especially enjoyed his time spent with his grandchildren. He leaves surviving his wife, Jean Kinsley, at home; his children, Morris (Rebecca) Kinsley III, of Sayre, Janae Lynn (Scott) Jennings, of Sayre; three sisters, Mary, Katherine, and Helen; a brother, Arthur; and his grandchildren, Austin Hopson, Devin Hubert, Lucas Adams and Sabrina Foster. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Christopher Kinsley; and by a grandson, Dustin Jennings. Friends and family are invited to call from 2-3 p.m. on Friday, July 9, in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, Pa. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday afternoon in the funeral home, with the Rev. Thomas Blackall officiating. - Towanda Daily Review, July 4, 2010

KITTLE Donald M. - On the afternoon of Friday, July 9, 2010, Columbia Cross Roads resident Donald M. Kittle died
quietly at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. He was 75 years of age. Born April 13, 1935, on his family's Granville Township farm, he was the son of Ward and Lois Kittle. A graduate of Troy High School, Don worked for nearly 40 years in road maintenance for Columbia, South Creek and Wells townships. However, his heart truly belonged to the farming profession, having worked since childhood along side of his father and later on his own parcel of land. He shared his life with his beloved wife, Anna (nee Hallouck). In recent months, as Don's illness progressed, it was Anna's devoted, caring touch that made his life more bearable. In addition to farming, Don enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He was known for his great sense of humor and friendly demeanor. He was also well known as someone you could always count on to lend a helping hand whenever the need arose. Don was a loving and devoted husband, father, pop-pop and friend. Don is survived by: his wife, Anna, at home; sons Ronald (and Hanna) Kittle of Columbia Cross Roads and William (and Cathy) Kittle of Canton; step-sons Thomas (and Elizabeth) Chilson and Chad (and Deanna Ray) Chilson, all of Towanda; brothers Duane (and Jane) Kittle of Troy, William Kittle of Roseville, Leland "Skip" Kittle (and companion Sarah Sylvester) of Maine, Harry (and Sarah) Kittle of Lawrenceville, and Gary (and Sue) Kittle of Burlington; sister Wilma Young of Wetona; Kittle grandchildren; Chilson grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ward and Lois Kittle; daughter Pamela Jo Bryan; and sister-in-law Catherine Kittle. In accordance with the family's wishes, Don's visitation and service will be Saturday, July 17, at his late residence, 74-A Lodge Hill Road (above Austinville), Columbia Cross Roads. The viewing will be from 3-5 p.m., followed by the funeral service with the Rev. Doug Graybill officiating. Interment will be within the soil that he worked and loved so much. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home Inc., 94 N. Center St., Canton. Towanda Daily Review, July 13, 2010

KLINE G. Stewart
G. Stewart Kline, 93, of Wellsboro, Pa., died on Thursday, July 8, 2010. He was born on Feb. 2, 1917, in Allentown, a son of the late Gordon and Minnie Kline.  He was formerly employed by B.S. Sturges, Pottstown. Stewart is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law: Betty and Thomas Kline-Murray of Tioga, Marian Brown of Reading, and a granddaughter. Friends may call on Tuesday, July 13 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home Inc., Wellsboro. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Darwin "Tink" Cranmer officiating. Published in the Reading Eagle on 7/11/2010


KRAKY Ann M.  - Ann M. Kraky, 77, a resident of Elmira, N.Y., and formerly of Scott Township, died Thursday at the home of her brother in Montdale. Born in Blakely, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Hudachak Kraky and was a graduate of Scott High School, Marywood University and received a masters degree from the University of Scranton and did graduate work at the University of Southern California. Prior to her retirement, Ann was an educator in the Elmira School District, serving as a teacher and guidance counselor at Broadway Elementary School and South Side High School, Elmira, N.Y. Ann enjoyed traveling and spending time at the New Orleans Jazz Festival. She was a Penn State fan and enjoyed attending football games. She enjoyed attending the sports car rallies at Watkins Glen, N.Y. She was a great mentor to her nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews. She had an extended family and support group in the Elmira area to whom she was a teacher, mentor and friend for many years. Surviving are: a brother, Thomas Kraky of Scott Township; one niece, Linda Lepre; four nephews, Thomas J. Kraky Jr., James A. Kraky, Michael J. Kraky and Patrick T. Kraky; and grandnieces and grandnephews. She was preceded in death by a niece, Mary Ellen Kraky Scott. The funeral will be Tuesday from the Albert P. O'Donnell Funeral Home, 2025 Green Ridge St., Dunmore, with mass at 10:30 a.m. at Saint John Vienna-Corpus Christi Church, Montdale. The interment is at Saint Joseph's Cemetery, Montdale. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Monday. All those attending the funeral are asked to proceed directly to the church the morning of the funeral. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society . A memorial mass will be held in Elmira at a future date. - Towanda Daily Review, July 3, 2010

LAYAOU Eva L. - Eva L. Grover, 81, stepped into eternity peacefully on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at West View Manor in Wooster, Ohio after a valiant fight with the kind of things that just make our bodies quit on us when we get on in years. Eva Rose Layaou was born on August 13, 1928 in Luzerne, Pa. to Frances and Fred Layaou. She was the oldest of four children. Eva was a faithful follower of Jesus and was always active in the many faith communities she was part of over the years. She was married on June 8, 1948, at the age of 19, and immediately stepped into ministry with her husband the Rev. Robert Grover. Together they served Methodist churches in Athens and Dunmore, Pa., and in Endicott, Waverly and Johnson City, N.Y. She was a former member of Medina United Methodist Church and in the last ten years was actively involved in volunteer work at New Hope Christian Fellowship, where her son was pastor until May of this year. There will be for a while, an empty chair in the back row where she always sat, a tradition she could never break, carried over from her ministry days with her husband. She was known for her tenacity, spunk and witty sense of humor which were never destroyed and only strengthened as the years went by. As a teenager, her loyal friends never turned her in when she was sought after by local law enforcement. She led a party of teenage friends to tip over the neighbor’s outhouse while he was occupying it. Eva spent several years in retail sales with Montgomery Wards in Johnson City, N.Y. In recent years, she enjoyed quilting with her friend Betty Mosier as they both traveled frequently to Ashland for Quilt Club. Until the last couple of months, she proudly enjoyed living independently with her pet dog Maggie. She was behind the scenes a very charitable lady who never boasted. She is survived by her daughter Deborah Davis of Medina, Ohio; son Robert (Mary) Grover of Lodi; sister Emma Jean Lawson of Pa.; brothers Fred (Maime) Layaou  of Del., Roger (Eileen) Layaou of N.C.; grandsons Ben (Katie) Grover of Chicago, Ill. and Eric Grover of Lodi, Ohio; and granddaughter Jennifer Davis of Boston, Mass.; also, several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband the Rev. Robert Grover, Sr. Services will be held Saturday, July 3, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Waite & Son Funeral Home, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St., Medina, Ohio.  Her loving son, Pastor Bob Grover, will officiate. Private family burial will take place in Wilkes Barre, Pa. at a later date. Family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to services on Saturday. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made to New Hope Christian Fellowship, P.O.Box 1014, Medina, OH 44258 or Hospice and Life Care of Wayne County, 2525 Back Orrville Road, Wooster, OH  44691.  “2 Cor. 5:8 (NIV)  We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.”  - Sayre Morning Times, July 2, 2010

MEEHAN Michael R.
Age 59, of Franksville, WI, died Sunday, July 11, 2010 at his home. He was born September 6, 1950 in Elmira to Ann Record. He spent his early life in Horseheads and received an Associate's Degree in Food Service Management. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. On July 6, 1985 he was united in marriage to Ruth Paap and they recently celebrated their 25th anniversary. Following marriage they made their home in Franksville. Michael was employed in restaurant management. He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oak Creek. He enjoyed sports, especially the New York Yankees and Giants and the Syracuse Orangemen. He loved watching and cheering on his sons at their games. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Meehan; and sons, Luke Evans Meehan and John Michael Meehan. He is further survived by his siblings, Ellen Bluejacket, Sarah (Glenn) Ahart, Marty (Candy) Meehan, Beth (Mike) Bober, Kate (Jim) Stewart, Joe Meehan and Margaret (Joey) Graziano. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harry and Marian Record; mother, Ann Record; and uncle, Ben Record. Visitation will be from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Polnasek-Daniels Funeral Home, 908 11th Avenue, Union Grove, WI 53182 on July 15, 2010. Services will follow at 7:00 pm. Inurnment will take place at South Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove, WI. – Elmira Star Gazette, July 14, 2010

MEYERS Charles
Charles Meyers of Addison entered into rest on July 4, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA after a long illness. He was born in Rathbone, NY on July 6, 1935, a son of Fritz Sr. and Elsie (Reynolds) Meyers. He married Norma Stewart on August 9, 1958. Charles was a graduate of Addison Central School and Corning Community College. He was a Senior Mechanical Engineer at Corning Incorporated with over 50 years of service, retiring in 1995. He was a member of the Corning Elks Club, the Big Flats American Legion, and the Corning VFW. He was a veteran, serving in the US Army Reserves. He served as president of the Addison Pinnacle. He was also a member for many years of the Willowcreek Golf Club. Charles was an avid golfer playing for many years in area tournaments and had many friends in the golfing community. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, best friend, and will be greatly missed by all. He is survived by his wife, Norma, of over 50 years, two sons, Steven (Lynne) Meyers of Round Rock, TX and John (Elisa) Meyers of Potsdam, NY; brothers, Fritz (Elaine) Meyers of Big Flats, Bert (Rosie) Meyers of Elkland, PA, Mickey (Virginia) Meyers of Big Flats, Jim Meyers of Addison, Carl Meyers of Addison, brother-in-law, Larry (Gaynell) Stewart of Malone, NY; sisters, Freda Brady, Big Flats, NY, Neva (Bob) Tosh, Cincinnati, OH, Katie (Ken) Anderson of California; grandchildren, Andrew, Eric, Catherine, Elizabeth, John David, and James Meyers; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Marie Cope, and by a brother Burdette. There will be no calling hours and a private funeral service will be held at Flint Funeral Home in Addison, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to an organization of your choice. - Elmira Star Gazette, July 7, 2010

MILLER George A. - George A. Miller, 82 of Mesa Ariz., formerly of Blossburg, died
Friday, June 18, 2010, at Hospice of The Valley in Mesa, following a lengthy illness. He was born on Jan. 16 1928, in Nyack N.Y., the son of Albert and Ethel Miller. George graduated from Canton High School in 1945 and served in the United States Navy. He retired after 30 years from Ingersol Rand in Painted Post N.Y. He was a former member of St. Andrews Catholic Church in Blossburg and currently a member of All Saints Catholic Church in Mesa, Ariz. He relocated to Arizona in 1990. He enjoyed major league baseball, gardening - especially roses and tomatoes, cooking, decorating for Christmas and traveling around the country to visit his family and friends. George is survived by his wife of 17 years, Jane of Mesa, Ariz.; children, Henry (Nel) Hayes of Nelson, Richard (Hazel) Hayes of Fresno, Calif., Lawrence (Mary Helen) Hayes of Avon N.Y., Sharon (Bud) Shaw of Mesa Ariz., James Miller of Fresno, Calif., Terry (Ron) Hoffman of Stoughton Wis., Susan (Mike) Carson of Champlin Minn., Gail (Ed) Goff of Delafield, Wis.; brothers and sisters Charles (Grace) Miller of Mansfield, Joseph (Becky) Miller of Ashland, Va., Catherine Moss of Elmira Heights N.Y., Margaret (Thomas) Holley of Morris Run. Pa. Joann (Aaron) of Hillsgrove Dorothy Willmond of Park Hill Okla., Rosemary (Ronald) Black of Shippensburg; grandchildren, Luanne, Hank, Kara, Mindy, Ricky, Amy, Jeanine, Christy, Katie, Sherry, Susan, Christine, Cortney, Sharisse, Corine, Sara, John, Sam, Clayton and several great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Frances in 1988; also by his brothers, Albert and Donald Miller; and daughter, Sandra Swirdowsky of Waterbury Conn. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, June 22, at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel. Father Domenico Pinti officiated. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery In Mesa Ariz. - Wellsboro Gazette, June 30, 2010

54, passed on July 5th, 2010 unexpectedly at his home in Van Etten, NY. Wayne was born on January 24, 1956, in Buffalo, NY to Everett and Betty Montgomery. He grew up in Spencer and lived there the majority of his life. After graduating from Spencer-Van Etten High School, he went on to serve in the US Army. He was currently employed as Dean of Students for Spencer-Van Etten Elementary School. He was an advisor for the Caring Council, which promotes mutual respect and kindness within the school community. It was perhaps the cause that he was most passionate about in the final years of his life. Wayne was survived by his wife of 30 years, Laurie Montgomery; his son and daughter-in-law, Sean and Catherine Montgomery; and daughter and future son-in-law, Ashley Montgomery and Paul Mitchell; his mother, Betty White; his siblings and in-laws, Sherry and Bill Baker, Danny and Beverly Montgomery, Diane Hays, and LuAnn Montgomery; and his granddaughters, Magnolia Mitchell and Eliza Montgomery. Calling Hours will be held on Friday, July 9th, 2010, from 2-4 p.m. followed by a service at Allen Manzer Funeral Home at 56 North Main Street in Spencer, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Youth and Community Foundation (memo: Wayne Montgomery or Caring Council), PO Box 98, Van Etten, NY 14889.- Elmira Star Gazette, July 9, 2010

MORRIS Emma - Mrs. Emma M. Pastusic, age 86, of Mildred, Pa., died
on Friday morning, July 9, 2010, at the Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Emma was born in Powell, Pa., a daughter of the late Willard and Cora Allen Morris. She graduated from the Towanda High School, a member of the Class of 1941. She married Paul Pastusic of Mildred, Pa., on April 15, 1947. They recently celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary. Emma worked for many years at the former Sully-Craft Mfg. and also Dushore Lingerie Mfg. of Dushore, Pa., from which she retired. In retirement she worked for the Super Duper Market in Dushore, Pa. Emma was an active member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Mildred, Pa. Surviving are: spouse, Paul Pastusic, at home; daughter, Kathy (Michael) Lacombe, Belleview, Fla.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Peter (Corkey) Pastusic on Nov. 9, 1999; a daughter, Toni K. Cobb on Sept. 14, 2003; a grandson, Paul J. Pastusic on April 29, 1989; brothers, Louis Morris, Al Morris and Donald Morris; and sisters, Eleanor and Dorothia Morris. Funeral arrangements will be private and at the convenience of the family and are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA 18614. - Towanda Daily Review, July 11, 2010

PAUL Ralph E.
Age 65, of Elmira, NY, died
Monday, July 12, 2010 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Ralph was born on October 8, 1944 in Elmira, son of the late Clarence and Pearl (Green) Paul. Ralph is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 43 years, Connie Southard Paul; loving and caring daughter, Denise and son-in-law Rich, of Beaver Dams, NY; loving and caring son, Joey of Elmira; loving grandchildren, Brittany and Corey Bauman, Jessica Mullen, Jeffery, Joseph and Jacob Paul. He is also survived by his loving sister, and brother-in-law, Tony and Phyllis McKlevis of Elmira; loving brother and sister-in-law, Arthur and Agnes Paul of Elmira Heights; and Donald Paul of Elmira; Brothers -in-law and sisters-in-law, Paul and Sandra Montgomery of Odessa, NY, Thomas and Carolyn Robbins of Fisherville, NY, Donald and Patti Southard of Jupiter, FL and Irv and Janet Tourtellotte of N. Lauderdale, FL; Ralph is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts; Special fishing buddies, John and Rick Minard of Sayre, PA and Shaun Mays of N. Lauderdale, FL, whom he loved dearly. Ralph was employed by Charles F. Evans Roofing Company for thirty years. Ralph was an avid fisherman. He loved the NY Yankees and NASCAR, or whatever other sport there was to watch. He also loved to do crossword puzzles, watching The Price Is Right and spending time with his family and friends. He was the greatest friend to everyone who met him. He always lit up a room when he entered it. He will be missed by everyone who loves him. Ralph was predeceased by his parents, sisters, Shirley and Helen Bailey, brother, Robert Paul Sr. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, July 15, 2010 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 4 p.m. with Pastor Mark Dieterle officiating. Interment will take place privately and to the convenience of the family. The family of Ralph would like to thank the staff at the Faulk Cancer Center, especially, Mary McNelis, also the staff from Southern Tier Hospice, especially Kate and Tricia from Dr. Rupik's office. – Elmira Star Gazette, July 14, 2010

PAYNE Reverend Lloyd Alfred Sr.
Age 75 of Snowburg Rd. Pine City, died
July 10, 2010 at home surrounded by his loving family. Reverend Payne served several appointments in his 45 years of ministry. He loved the many people that touched his life and the many lasting relationships that were harvested over the years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved carpentry work, building and remodeling many churches throughout his 45 years of community service. He will be dearly missed by his wife Leola (Hobart) Payne; son, James (Caroline) Payne of Pine City; daughter, Lucinda (Reinhard) Moyer of China; Lloyd Alfred Payne Jr. of Fort Worth, TX and several other extended family members. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Hand in Hand Free Methodist Church, 390 Warnick Street, Elmira, NY 14901 Saturday, July 17, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held there at 3:00 p.m. Reverend James Payne his son, and Reverend Ronald Payne his brother will officiate. Graveside committal prayers will be held on Monday, July 19 at 12:00 p.m. in the Knox Cemetery, Windsor, NY. Memorial donations may be made to the Hand in Hand Free Methodist Church, 390 Warnick Street, Elmira, NY 14901. – Elmira Star Gazette, July 13, 2010

PHILLIPS - Mr. David “Dave” E. Phillips, 59, of Muncy, PA died peacefully on July 3, 2010.  He was surrounded by his loving wife, daughter, son and the amazing staff at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport, PA, where he had been since June 28th. Born October 17, 1950 at Bloomsburg Hospital, he was the son of the late June (Stackhouse) Phillips, Hughesville and Gerald E. Phillips, Hemphill, TX. Dave and his loving wife, the former Linda Neufer celebrated 40 years of togetherness, joining hands on December 13, 1969 at the Muncy Baptist Church.  He is survived by his wife, their two children Gary, of Burlington, NC and Christy (Jeff Waltman) of Hughesville and six grandchildren; Alyssa Fuller, Lexi & Gavin Waltman, Hughesville and Brandon, Zachary & Skyler Phillips, Muncy, man’s-best-friend, Sissie Baby, as well his siblings Sharon Gordner and Jody, Hughesville; Rodney and Gerald Jr. “Butch” both of Muncy; Shirley Bietz, Brunswick, GA; Rebecca Hays, Dryden, NY;  Michael, NJ;  Terri, Cold Springs, TX Joe, Huntsville, TX; Marvin, Fort Worth, TX; Danny, Austin, TX.  A large extended family also survives. He attended Sullivan County and Hughesville schools, but graduated from Muncy in 1968.  He said that graduating was one of his greatest life’s accomplishments.  He always was invited to all three schools’ class reunions, which he greatly enjoyed attending. Being an entrepreneur since 1973, Dave owned and operated Da-Lyn Contractors.  He was a master craftsman, a bricklayer by trade.  Dave was a hard worker.  He was extremely proud of his workmanship and accomplishments, he took pride in the care of his equipment and successfully restoring the home he and his wife have shared for 37 years. Dave was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He hunted whitetail and turkey in PA and mule deer hunted out west, he loved the great outdoors.  His most favorite hunt was for caribou in the Canadian Island Tundra with some of his best buddies.  He loved to fly fish in area streams and couldn’t wait to get his boat out on the water this year. He was a member of the Muncy Baptist Church, a charter member of the Muncy Valley Moose, a social member of the Sonestown Legion and a financial officer of the Sons of the Legion District 17, a former member of the local Bricklayers Union No. 19.  In lieu flowers family asks that contributions be made in Dave’s honor to The Gatehouse, 1100 Grampian Blvd, Williamsport, PA 17701.  Food and monetary donations may also be made in Dave’s honor to the Muncy Baptist Church to defray the costs of the Hospitality Committee’s dinner efforts. A celebration of life memorial will be held on July 10 from 4-5 pm at Muncy Baptist Church, Market and W. Penn Sts, Muncy.  Guests may visit with family and friends from 2 pm – 4 pm.  A memorial dinner will immediately follow in church basement. Christys Phillips

PIERCE Mary Ann - Mary Ann Bailey, 63, of 710 Main St., Towanda, Pa., died
Thursday, July 1, 2010, at Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda Twp., Pa. Mary was born Aug. 6, 1946, in Towanda, Pa., the daughter of the late Myron Pierce and Amy Larrabee Pierce. Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family. Surviving are: her husband David R. Bailey, at home; daughter and son-in-law Becky and Curtis Schweiger of Waverly, N.Y.; son Thomas Pierce of Stevensville, Pa.; grandson David Schweiger of Waverly, N.Y.; as well as several brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister. The funeral and committal service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 5, 2010, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with pastor Rose Benjamin officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Monday morning at the funeral home. Interment will be private. - Towanda Daily Review, July 3, 2010

PIERCE - Marilyn Elizabeth Gaylord, 71, of Pensacola, Fla., died
Saturday, June 26, 2010, peacefully at home. She was born Jan. 30, 1939, in Canton, to the late C. Merton and Dorotha Pierce. She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Robert H. Gaylord; her children, Lisa (Martin) Everett of Covington, Sheila (Frank Twiss) Barber of Pensacola, Fla., Doug (Marti) Gaylord of Niceville, Fla., Philip Gaylord of Youngstown, Fla.; her grandchildren,Tristan, Ashley, Zachary, Ryan, Tanner; her sisters, Joan (Larry) Wheeler of Cherry Flats, Janice (Harold) House of Blossburg, Karen (Skip) Warriner of Wellsboro; her brothers, Norman (Sharon) Pierce of Canton, and Philip (Beth) Pierce of Stony Fork; many nieces and nephews. Marilyn loved spending time with her family; her German shepherd, Zena; gardening; quilting and doing puzzles. She was a lifelong bowler and loved her bowling family. In addition she was an amateur HAM radio operator with the call sign N4PHI. The family would like to thank Dr. Thomas Tan, Joe Cotti PA PAC, the staff of 3W (Oncology) of Baptist Hospital and Covenant Hospice. Services were held Thursday, July 1, at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, Pensacola Fla., with Pastor Kevin Krist officiating. The family will hold a memorial service in September in Arnot.  Wellsboro Gazette - July 10, 2010

Age 80, of Beaver Dams, died
on July 11, 2010. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Wednesday (July 14) from 2-4pm and 6-8pm; with a funeral service immediately following at 8pm; Rev. Anne Campbell officiating; burial will be held Thursday at 10am at Hope Cemetery, Corning. Elsie was predeceased by her parents, James, Sr. and Helen Rennells; and brothers, James, Jr., Edward and Roberts Rennells. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Theodore McCray; sons, David (Tiphanie) McCray of Jemez Springs, NM; Dennis McCray of Au Sable Forks, NY; sister and brother-in-law, Norma and Richard Bannister of Montour Falls; sisters-in-law, Tina Rennells of Breesport, NY, Cora Rennells of Newberry, NH, Dorthea Henry of Horseheads, Frances Galucki of Edmond, OK; and grandson, Kelson McCray. Elsie was a Registered Nurse. She graduated from the Arnot-Ogden School of Nursing in 1955 and worked at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center until she retired in 1994. Elsie was a member of the Moreland Community Presbyterian Church and a past Elder. She was also a past member of the Quilting Guild of Elmira. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to Southern Tier Hospice, National Alzheimer's Association or the Moreland Community Church. – Elmira Star Gazette, July 13, 2010

RETAN Lida (SRGP 86165) - Lida Retan Cobb, age 80, died at the Episcopal Home in Alhambra, California, on Tuesday, June 5, 1973. A memorial service was held in the chapel of the Episcopal Home. Burial was in Norfolk, Nebraska. Mrs. Cobb was a retired home economics teacher and the widow of Frank Ezra Cobb of Nebraska and North Dakota. She was the daughter of Edmund A. and Rena B. Retan and a sister of George A. Retan, formerly of Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, June 21, 1973, p.20

RICHARDS David L., Sr.
Age 79, of Lindley, NY, died on Sunday, June 27, 2010 at Founders Pavilion in Corning, NY. David was born on December 21, 1930 in Caton, NY, the son of the late William Earl and Charlotte (Hemley) Richards. He married Marion Congdon on December 3rd, 1950. She predeceased him on September 15, 1999. David held many jobs but his true love was dairy farming. He was an avid hunter, storyteller and backyard bird watcher. He is survived by one daughter, Roberta (Terry) Lee of Addison; two sons, David (Karen) Richards, Jr. of Elmira, and Albert (Sarah) Richards of Bath; two sisters, Gladys (Frank) Reynolds of Springfield, MO, and Anna (Roy) Moe of Long Beach, CA; and son-in-law, James Zottola of Babylon, NY. He is also survived by sixteen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and by special friend, Marlene Palmer of Corning. David was predeceased by his daughter, Ellen Zottola in 2008 and his brother, Winston Richards in 2007. Calling hours will take place on Thursday, July 1, 2010 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 E. Pulteney Street, Corning. A funeral service will be held there at 11am on Friday, July 2nd. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Caton. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 30, 2010

ROHRBAUGH Mae L. -WENTZ, Mae L.,  age 76, of Ulysses, PA, died
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 in Colorado as the result of a car accident. Born August 19, 1933, in Spring Grove, PA, she was a daughter of the late George W. and Edna (Kling) Rohrbaugh. She graduated from Eichelberger High School in Hanover, PA in 1951 and from Millersville University in 1955. On October 12, 1957, at Leschey's Union Church in Spring Grove, she married Ralph J. Wentz, Sr., who survives. Mae was a 4th Grade teacher and taught at Upper Darby Twp. School, New Oxford Elementary School and finally, Galeton Area School District from 1969 until 1997. She also co-owned, along with her husband, Ralph, the Nine Mile Lakeside Cottages Motel in Potter County since 1969. She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Coudersport, PA, a Lifetime Member of the PA State Education Association, and managed the Gaines Kitchen Band. Mae loved to travel and had been to 49 states and several countries around the world. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, watching birds, playing the piano, singing and spending time with her family and friends. Mae also loved to play cards, Bridge, and board games with her grandchildren. Surviving, in addition to her husband of 52 years, are a son, Dr. Ralph J. (Denise) Wentz, Jr., Salida, CO; a daughter, Molly Sue (Dr. Bruce) Bovard, Quakertown, PA; two grandchildren, Jennifer Wentz and Jacob Bovard; a brother, George W. (Doris) Rohrbaugh, Jr., Alexandria, PA; a sister, Mary Katie (Carl) Strausbaugh, Hanover, PA; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 from 6:00-9:00p.m., and at the Irwin-Beck Funeral Home, Spring Grove, PA on Thursday, July 15, 2010 from 6:00 - 9:00p.m., and on Friday, July 16, 2010 from 9:00 - 10:00a.m. Funeral Services will follow at 10:00a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Coudersport. - Elmira Star Gazette, July 12, 2010

RUDDICK Madeline M. - Madeline M. Ruddick Dailey, 85, of Madison, NJ, formerly of Bethlehem Township, PA and New Rochelle, NY, died
Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at Sunrise Assisted Living in Madison, NJ. Born and raised in Elmira, NY, she was a daughter of the late Mary Litzelman and James Ruddick.  She was married to Thomas P. Dailey for 42 years before his passing in 2002. Madeline was a 1945 graduate of St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing in Elmira, NY. She received a BSN from Catholic University in Washington D.C. in 1954. Madeline worked as an Operating Room Supervisor at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY until she married in 1959. Later, she was a part time school nurse in New Rochelle, NY.  Madeline was a devoted member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Bethlehem, PA and its Senior Citizens Group and Ladies Guild. She was also a former member of Holy Family Parish in New Rochelle, NY. She will be lovingly remembered by her sons, Thomas P. Dailey III of Columbus, OH and Patrick C. Dailey of Marcellus, NY; daughters, Mary Anne, wife of Mark Grilli of Chatham, NJ, Elizabeth "Beth" Blauvelt of Flemington, NJ and Joan Dailey of Washington D.C.; brother, John Ruddick of Wilmington, DE; and sister, Sr. Theresa Rutty, RSM of Chile. She will also be remembered by her eight grandchildren. Madeline was a faith-filled, wise, and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her brother, Rev. James Ruddick, S.J. and sister, Helen Bentley.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, July 2, 2010 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 3219 Santee Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18020 at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends and guests from 10 a.m. until the time of the service in the church. Burial will be at Holy Saviour Cemetery in Bethlehem. - The Express Times, Easton, PA; July 1, 2010

SCARAMUCCI Elizabeth - Elizabeth "Beth" (Scaramucci) Kennedy died peacefully at home surrounded by family on January 6, 2010, at the age of 81, in Plainfield, IL. She was an educator, teaching Home Economics for 30 years at Troy Area Schools in Troy, before retiring in  1991. After her retirement, she moved back to her hometown and family in Penn Hills, PA, where she resided until moving to Illinois in 2008 to live with her daughter, Patricia. She was a graduate of Penn Hills High School and obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree from Mansfield State Teachers College (now University) in Mansfield. She earned a Masters Degree in Education from Elmira College. Beth was a member of the American Home Economics Association, PA Chapter, throughout her professional career. She loved beautiful things, and enjoyed learning how to make them. She loved to travel, visiting England, Italy, and Egypt, as well as many of our states. Beth was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Troy, where she sang in the choir. In her later years, she was also a member of the United Methodist Church in Monroeville, PA. She was a volunteer at the Canterbury Home in Pittsburgh, PA and a member of the East Hills Garden  Club, Monroeville. Beth was the former wife of Marshall L. "Bud" Kennedy, of Troy and was mother of Marsha Kennedy Ridings, of Frankfort, IL, Patricia (Ben Schulte) Kennedy, of Plainfield, IL, and Ruth (Jim) Keegan, of Penn Hills, PA.  She was a devoted grandmother of Matthew, Brendan, Eric, Jacob, Rourke, Adam, and Katherine. Sister of Joan (Andrew) Nepsa, of Penn Hills, and Ruth (Frank) Gallo, of Plum, and aunt to many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her infant son Karl in 1959.  Her parents were the late Mabel and Orlando Scaramucci of Penn Hills. A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 205 Redington Ave., Troy, at 1 pm, July 30, 2010. Overman-Jones Funeral Home, Plainfield, IL assisted the family with arrangements.- Canton Independent Sentinel, July 2, 2010

SCHLECHT Glenn Arthur
Age 72, born September 16, 1938 in Elmira, NY died
July 4, 2010 at home in St. Petersburg, FL. He is survived by wife, Susan (nee Needles); sons, Eric, Peter (Erin) and Stephen; sisters, Rita Reed and Marilyn (Basil) Mosher; brother, Ronald (Jean Ann); sister-in-law, Jeanne Schlecht and lifelong friends, Roger (Dale) Young and Joseph (Mary) Murphy. He was predeceased by his father, Harold; mother, Johanna and brother, Howard. His desire was that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made for the New Hope Clinic in Honduras which he and Susan were instrumental in developing at or Foundation for International Missions, c/o First Presbyterian Church, 701 Beach Dr., NE St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Celebration of Life is July 10 at 10:30 AM at First Presbyterian.- Elmira Star Gazette, July 9, 2010

SCOTLAND Nazir Prince
Eleven day old son of Brandi Brown and Dexter (Renee) Scotland. He was born June 22, 2010 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center and died
Saturday, July 3, 2010 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his siblings Kayla, Ashley, Nicholas, Aaliyah and Jae'ven; grandparents Shelly Masker and Michael Brown; aunts and uncles Sheena, Shana, Brittany and Michael Brown, Jr.; niece Zae'ona. Family and friends are invited to his funeral service on Friday, July 7th at 1 pm at Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St at Washington Ave., Elmira. Rev. George Campbell will officiate. – Elmira Star Gazette, July 8, 2010

SCUDDER - DUNCAN Vivian Louise
Age 89, of Spencer, died
on July 2, 2010, surrounded by love. She was born on August 31, 1920 in Marion County, Indiana. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Harry Carlsen; and her sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Les Frisch. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 52 years, Arthur W. Duncan; and cherished son, Scott Arthur Duncan. Vivian was a devoted wife and mother who was truly loved by all. During her life she enjoyed camping with her family, gardening and canning, traveling, and sewing clothes for the family, including a whole Barbie wardrobe, ties for Arthur and prom dresses for her daughter. After Arthur's retirement, they both found a new passion in making stained glass. Many happy hours were had making beautiful sun catchers. Vivian truly enjoyed playing bridge and was the consummate player; she played in many groups, including the "neighborhood group" and couples bridge with Arthur. After moving to Spencer, Vivian made many new and very cherished friends with whom she played Hand and Foot and Pinochle. She and Arthur were avid Square Dancers in their younger years, with Vivian making their matching dance outfits. In their later years, they learned line dancing and had a great time dancing. Vivian was also a Red Hat Lady and enjoyed outings with the ladies, picking out and wearing red and purple. Vivian will be greatly missed by all who knew her, admired her and loved her. Donations may be made in her name to: the Spencer Library 41, North Main Street, Spencer, NY 14883 or Lourdes Hospice, 4102 Old Vestal Road, Vestal, NY 13850. Private Gravesite services will be held at the family's convenience. – Elmira Star Gazette, July 8, 2010

Age 77, of Campbell, died
on Sunday, July 4, 2010 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born on May 21, 1933 in Campbell, the daughter of Ira I. and Katherine L. (Heath) Seeley. She married LeRoy F. Wood on April 8, 1951 in Addison. He predeceased her on April 6, 2009. Edie was a life member of the Corning VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 524. She was active with the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, and she was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Edie is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Paul Elliott of Campbell, Rose and Timothy Elliott, Sr. of Campbell, and Ruth and Mike Appleby of Lawrenceville; sister, Margaret Thompson of Lawrenceville; and brothers, Robert (Marion) Seeley of Campbell and Charles Seeley of Florida. She also has grandchildren, Timothy (Shelley) Elliott, Jr., Herbert (Jan) Elliott, Nathan (Brittany) Button, Michael Appleby, Lisa (Jess) Oldroyd, and Jacob (Bridget) Jelliff; great-grandchildren, MacKenzie Elliott, McKaela Elliott, Kayden Elliott, Keeley Elliott, Andrea Elliott, Jessica Elliott, Jess Oldroyd, and Harmony Button; and several nieces and nephews. Edie was predeceased by her son, LeRoy J. Wood in 2010 and by brothers and sisters, Lyndon Seeley, William Seeley, and Josephine Ruocco. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street in Corning on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Edie's funeral service will be held there following calling hours at 6:00 pm. Burial will take place at Bath National Cemetery on Thursday at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family of Edie Wood, c/o Rose Elliott. Donation envelopes may be obtained from Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC. - Elmira Star Gazette, July 7, 2010

Age 85, of Tioga, PA, died Saturday, July 3, 2010 at her home. Mary was born January 7, 1925 in Lawrence Twp., PA, a daughter of Elmer and Lelia (Barber) Seeley. She was a member of the Jackson Summit First Baptist Church. Mary enjoyed crocheting, knitting quilts, embroidery, cooking and gardening. She was employed at the former A & P in Horseheads for sixteen years and worked on the family farm for many years. Mary is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, William and Lonna Wales, Jr. of Elmira, NY, Terry L. Wales of Tioga, PA; four daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Ralph Meckel of Crystal Lake, IL, Mina Wheeler of Hammondsport, NY, Robin Pequignot of Elmira, NY, and Ellen and Calvin Rollyson of Nancy, KY; a brother, William Seeley of Bath, NY; 25 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren. Mary was predeceased by a son, David Wales in 1983, seven brothers and sisters – Elmer Seeley, Laura Robinson, Louise Dixon, Madilyn Wallen, Dewella Plasky, Bessie Seeley and Carrie Seeley. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service at Mary's home on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. Memorial contributions may be made in Mary's memory to the American Cancer Society , 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. – Elmira Star Gazette, July 5, 2010

SELBY - STRATTON, Allison Faith Selby
Allison Faith Selby Stratton, age 33, died
after a brief illness on Saturday, July 10, 2010, at her home in Johnson City, NY. Born January 17, 1977, in Ithaca, NY, Allison was a daughter of Vaughn and Arlene (Fenton) Selby, who survive her. She is also survived by her husband of over three years, Paul D. Stratton; a sister, Mary (Steve) Seymour of Lansing; two brothers, Orry Ray and Jonathon Selby of Lansing; two nieces; two nephews; as well as extended family and her husband's family. Allison was a member of Lansing United Methodist Church, and in her younger years she enjoyed helping with the church rummage sales. For those who wish to remember Allison in the form of a contribution, please consider Catholic Charities of Broome County, 232 Main St., Binghamton, NY 13905. Family will be present to receive friends at Lansing United Methodist Church, 32 Brickyard Rd., Lansing, NY, on Thursday, July 15th, from 12 - 1pm. A funeral service, officiated by Pastor Jane Sautter, will begin at 1pm at the church, followed by prayers of committal at Lansingville Cemetery. – Elmira Star Gazette, July 13, 2010

Dortha S. Clemens, age 92, died
Thursday, July 8, 2010 at the Steuben County Health Care Facility. She was born July 17, 1917 in Geneva, NY to Spencer and Edith Slingerland; graduated from Southside High School and Elmira Business Institute both in Elmira, NY. Dortha married Clarence H. Clemens on November 19, 1939. They had three children; Charles (Jan) Clemens of Elmira Heights, NY, William (Candace) Clemens of Allegany, NY and Deborah Clemens of Campbell, NY. She is survived by her three children; four grandchildren, Carrie Clemens of Glouster, VA, Elizabeth Clemens-Sharp of Richmond, VA, Kristen Clemens-Keenan of Hinsdale, NY and Michelle Clemens of Allegany, NY; four great grandchildren, Carly Keenan, Gavin Clemens, Parker Keenan and Margaret Sharp. Dortha was predeceased by her husband, parents and grandson SSG Shawn M. Clemens. A Memorial service will be held on Friday July 16, 2010 at 11:00 am at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Bath, NY. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Dortha's name may be made to the St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 122 Liberty Street, Bath, NY 14810 or the SSG Shawn Clemens Scholarship Fund, Allegany-Limestone Central School, Five Mile Road, Allegany, NY 14706. Fagan's Funeral Home of Bath in charge of arrangements.- Elmira Star Gazette, July 11, 2010

Barrington, N.Y. — Louise Ballard, 87, of Old Bath Rd. Dundee, died Friday July 9, 2010 surrounded by all of her loving family, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, in Penn Yan. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 12 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 13 with Rev. Cindy O'Leary officiating.  Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.  Memorial contributions may be made to Dundee Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837. Louise was born December 18, 1922 in the town of Milo, the daughter of Russell J. and Anna Belle Quick Slocum.  She graduated a member of the first class of Dundee Central School in 1939.  On Aug. 7, 1941 in Barrington she married Thomas R. Ballard. He died
on March 13, 1987.  A lifelong local resident having lived on the same road all her life, Louise worked at Comstock in Penn Yan, during the war.  Upon her husband's return home a decorated war hero, they soon started their family.  A loving mother, and homemaker all her life, she still enjoyed a break from the kids, working summers at Frosty Hall's in Dundee, and along Keuka Lake in the 1950's, and at Terry's Drive in the 1960s and 70s.  She never did retire from what she loved most, still mowing her yard at 87. She was a member of the Barrington Community Church, and a former member of the Barrington Grange. She loved flowers, yard work, garage sales; and following her many grandchildren's sporting events and other activities. She is loved and will be dearly missed by four sons, Ronald (Patsy) Ballard of Barrington, Phillip (Kathleen) Ballard of Rock Stream, Gary (Teresa) Ballard, and Duane (Robyn) Ballard, both of Barrington; four daughters, Cheryl (David) Eagley of Benton Center, Janice (Brian) Bastian of Penn Yan, Toni Lynn (William) Peel of Alden, and Susan (Gary) Heusler of Penn Yan; 21 grandchildren, Heather, Geoff, and Ryan Ballard, Bob Lagola, Michael, Kathryn, Benjamin, and Thomas Ballard, Nichol (Jason) Chrysler, Matthew Eagley, Brianne Louise (Kyle) Johnson, Clifford and Scott Bastian, Josh (Margaret), Jason (Erica), and Taylor Meyers, William, Dakota, and Olivia Peel, Ellyn, and Cori Heusler; three great-grandchildren, Cason Ballard, Jayden Meyers, and Preston Johnson; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was pre-deceased by an infant son, Scott Thomas Ballard, in 1956, and a brother, Clarence Slocum, in 1937.  Chronicle Express - July 11, 2010

SMITH Amy Marie - Amy Marie Orlando-Nelson, 42, died
surrounded by her loving family and friends on Monday, June 14, 2010. She was born Oct. 26, 1967, the daughter of James and Linda Smith. She is survived by her husband, Russell D. Nelson; two stepsons, William Cook, Jagady Nelson; parents, Linda and James Smith; grandparents, Arlington and Lucille Brown; sister, Penny Barrett; brothers and sister-in-law, Timmy, Jimmy (Missy) Smith; four nieces, Bethany and Cheyenny Barrett, Tessa and Kayla Smith; two nephews, Timmy and Nicky Smith. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Oliver and Margaret Smith. Amy loved her dogs, Stormy and Katiel swimming and landscaping her yard; and sewing. She was loved by many and will be missed by all. Memorial services will be held at New Covenant Church in Mansfield on Saturday, July 10 at 1:30 p.m. - Wellsboro Gazette, July 7, 2010

SPENCER Ruth - Ruth Spencer Smith, 95, entered into rest peacefully at home surrounded by family on Sunday, June 20, 2010. She was the beloved widow of Harold R. Smith. She is survived by her loving children, Craig S. (Jean) Smith of Lutz; their child, Suzanne (Eric) Wollborg of Detroit, Mich., Phyllis J. Smith of Land O Lakes, Fla.; sisters, Betty Campbell, Joan Hart, both of Wellsboro; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Stacey and Mildred Emberger Spencer; siblings, Ellsworth, Robert, Warren Spencer and Patricia VanZandt. Born in Wellsboro, Mrs. Smith moved to Tampa, Fla. in 1964. She was an avid tennis player well into her 80s and retired from Maas Brothers in 1981. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Mrs. Smith's memory to Hyde Park United Methodist Church, 500 W. Platt St., Tampa, Fla. 33606 where Mrs. Smith was a devoted member and volunteer. A memorial service will be held at the St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Wellsboro. Interment will be at Coopers Plains Cemetery, N.Y.- Wellsboro Gazette, June 30, 2010

STANTON Nancy A. - Nancy A. Emmons, 72, of Springville, PA, died
on Friday evening, July 9, 2010 at Gracious Living Estates. She was surrounded by her family as she lost her battle to cancer. She was born in Nicholson, PA to the late Harold and Elizabeth (Wilson) Stanton. Her husband of 52 years, Richard C. Emmons, Sr., predeceased her in November of 2009.  Surviving are her three children and their spouses, Valarie and Preston Sprout of Montrose, Richard, Jr. and Sally Emmons of Springville and Barbara and Jim Pompey of Nicholson; sister, Florence Webb of Binghamton, NY; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Justin and Carla Sprout, Cory and Jamie Sprout, Alyssa and Jeremy Brace, Jenna Sprout, Chris and Courtney Emmons-McGee, Richard Emmons, III, Lyndsey and Rachel Pompey; seven great-grandchildren, Julia and Liam Sprout, Elianna Lanzo, Alora and Kiah Sprout, Christopher and June McGee; sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and John Smith of Red Hill; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Lorraine Stanton of Factoryville and Donald and Nellie Stanton of Nicholson and several nieces and nephews. She was a graduate of Nicholson High School, Class of 1955, and worked at various businesses in the Springville area. An avid reader, she was an excellent seamstress and wonderful cook. She loved her family most of all and enjoyed vacationing and spending the holidays with them, especially Christmas.  A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 13 at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, with Rev. Jane Bensley of the Springville United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was in the Lynn Cemetery, Springville. Visitations were held Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m.  Donations in Nancy’s name can be made to either the Springville Volunteer Fire Company, PO Box 107, Springville, PA 18844, or the Montrose Minute Men, PO Box 461, Montrose, PA 18801. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, July 15, 2010

SWARTWOOD Annette M. - Annette M. Bowers, 42, of Shortsville Hill Road, Middlebury Center, died
July 12, 2010, at Strong Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of Tim Bowers whom she married June 15, 1991. Annette was born Sept. 21, 1967, in Wellsboro, the daughter of William and Marina Fuller Swartwood. Annette received her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Lycoming College. She was a Registered Nurse for the Chambersburg Hospital Keystone Women's Care, Wellsboro Hospital and also taught at Corning Community College. She attended the Victory Wesleyan Church in Painted Post, N.Y., member of the Knoxville Youth Baseball/Softball Association and was active in coaching. Annette was very active in her career, both nursing and teaching, loved horses and was an avid outdoors person, devoted wife and mother. Surviving are her husband, Tim; parents, William and Marina Swartwood of Westfield; children, Mackenzie Bowers, Garrett Bowers, Sidney Bowers, all of Middlebury; brother, Jeff (Susan) Swartwood of BonAire, Ga.; sisters, Mary (Jim) Faber of Middlebury Center, Amy (Ian) McLaughlin of Westfield; many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her grandparents. Friends and family are invited to attend Annette's Life Celebration on Saturday, July 17, beginning at 5 p.m., with the service beginning at 7 p.m. at the Victory Highway Wesleyan Church, Painted Post, N.Y. with Pastor Paul Piraino officiating. If desired, memorials in her name may be made to the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, Strong Memorial Hospital, Unit 8-1200, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, N.Y. 14642. Arrangements are by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. – Wellsboro Gazette, July 14, 2010

THOMAS Tori - Tori Vary, age 65, of Montour Falls, NY, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 1, 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer while surrounded by her loving family. Tori was the loving wife to Chuck Vary; loving mother to Tom (Cathy) Halbert, Jim (Sandy) Halbert, Kari (Ken) Kendall, Pam (Serge) Daza, Bridget Vary, Debbie (Jr.) Hetrick, Donna Vary, Daryl Vary and Dawn McFall; grandmother to 17 and great-grandmother to four. Mrs. Vary's siblings are brother, Fred Thomas; sister, Anne Platteborze; and brother, Mick Thomas; along with mother-in-law, Ceil Peterson. Tori is predeceased by her first husband, Si Halbert; father, Leigh Thomas; mother, Eunice Thomas; sisters, Ruth Christopher and Ellen Schanbacher; and brother, Leigh Thomas, Jr. Tori was an active member of Lakeview Assembly of God Church in Watkins Glen, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the First Baptist Church of Montour Falls, NY on South Street on Sunday, July 4th, 2010, from 3-5 p.m. Tori's memorial service will be held there following visitation at 5:00 p.m. with a reception immediately following in the fellowship hall. Tori was a lifelong resident of Montour Falls who loved and touched many lives within and around our community. She will be sadly missed by many. Well done thou good and faithful servant! Those wishing to remember Tori may do so through Lakeview Assembly of God Building Fund, Rt. 14, Watkins Glen, NY or the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Vedder & Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY. - Elmira Star Gazette, July 2, 2010

THOMPSON Robert James - Robert James Thompson, 74, of Seneca Street, Bethlehem, died Sunday, July 4, 2010, at his summer home in Shortsville. He was the husband of Nadine Sine whom he married June 10, 1989. Bob was born June 30, 1936, in York, the son of the late Claire and Thelma Figley Thompson. He received his Masters of Social Work at Bryn Mawr, his Bachelor's at Amherst College and taught English for seven years before becoming a youth outreach worker and then a counselor for Family Services of Lehigh Valley. A much-honored community activist, Bob came to Tioga County to the farm he loved for over 40 years for rest and to be rejuvenated by the beautiful landscape. Surviving are his wife; daughters, Lisa Lenzini of Battleground, Wash.; Emily (Ken) Childs of Bedminster, N.J., Jessie Thompson of Bethlehem; four grandchildren, Philip Childs, Kristen Childs, both of Bedminster, N.J., Matthew and Christian Lenzini of Battleground, Wash.; and sister, Patricia Harris of McLean, Va. The family will arrange for a memorial service in Bethlehem at a later date. If desired, memorials in his memory may be made to Family Answers of Lehigh Valley, Lehigh University Music Department or the United Way of Lehigh Valley. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. - Wellsboro Gazette, July 7, 2010

TUTTLE Stephen M.
Age 52, of Corning, NY, surrounded by his family, died at his home on Friday, July 2, 2010. Steve was born April 28, 1958, a son of Clayton L. and Kathleen (McDaniels) Tuttle of Corning. In addition to his parents Steve is survived by his loving wife of 28 years Maryellen Kirk Tuttle; children, Ian K., Colin M., Rachel L. and Caleb T. Tuttle all at home; brother and sister-in-law, Clayton L., II and Linda Tuttle; sisters, Teresa Tuttle Mahoney and Carol Tuttle Haradon, with husband Francis, all of Corning; mother-in-law Ruth Kirk of Elmira; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Rebecca and Paul King of Saugerties, NY, Nancy and John Rapp of Wallkill, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his father-in-law William S. Kirk. Steve had worked at Streeter Associates for the past 15 years and was a Project Manager. He had a life long love of motorcycles. Steve raced for many years in the American Motorcyclist Association District 3 and the Western New York Off Road Association. He has passed his love for motorcycles on to his children and all three of his sons are involved with motocross. Steve had formerly coached Small Fry Football in Corning for a number of years. He enjoyed camping, traveling the country with his family on many camping trips. A wonderful cook, Steve loved entertaining and creating feasts for every family occasion. Family and friends are invited to the Community Mennonite Fellowship Church, 290 Park Avenue, Corning, NY 14830 on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. Donations in Steve's memory may be directed to the Community Mennonite Fellowship Church or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. – Elmira Star Gazette, July 4, 2010

UNANGST William Clinton - William Clinton Unangst, 73, of 46 Goldenrod Drive, Middletown, R.I., died Saturday, June 26, 2010, at Tuft Medical Center, Boston, Mass. He was the husband of Constance Mary Shea Unangst. Born in Wellsboro, on May 16, 1937, he was the son of the late Arthur and Ellen Short Unangst. Lt. William Unangst was a 20 year veteran of the United States Navy. His service began in Buffalo, N.Y. and he climbed up the ranks, serving at sea for over seven years. Lt. Unangst was a veteran of the Vietnam War and had tours throughout the Mediterranean and Pacific. His last assignment was aboard the USS Boston. After his retirement from active duty, William continued to serve his community, first as an employee of the City of Newport, then as a counselor for the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, a job he enjoyed for six years before illness forced a second retirement. His enjoyment of this job led him to receive his masters degree in counseling from Salve Regina. Eight years ago, he was the beneficiary of a heart transplant and after a healthy recovery, he returned the gift by advocating for organ banks and organ donation. William was a communicant of Jesus Saviour Church. As a dedicated parishioner, he served as the former president of the Jesus Saviour School Parent's Guild and the Jesus Saviour School Board. He also enjoyed coaching the school's basketball team. Over the years, William and Connie enjoyed traveling the world and spending winters in Florida. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Constance "Connie" Unangst of Middletown, R.I.; his daughter, Lori Ann MacDonald and her husband, Stephen of Portsmouth, R.I.; a son, Jeffrey William Unangst of Middletown, R.I.; a daughter, Janet Ann Unangst Jagelski and her husband Edward Jagelski of Newport, R.I.; a son, Gregg Clinton Unangst and his wife, Dawn of Culloden, W.Va.; a sister, Suzanne Thomas of Mansfield; and four granddaughters, Alexandra, Molly, Ellen and Abigail MacDonald. He was preceded in death by his brother, James Unangst and a sister Eileen Smith. His funeral will be held on Wednesday, June 30, at 10 a.m., from the Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport, R.I., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in Jesus Savior Church, Broadway and Vernon Avenue, Newport. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Columba Cemetery, Middletown. Calling hours will be held Tuesday, June 29, from 4 to 8 p.m., in the Memorial Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Scholarship Fund, PO Box 320910, Alexandria, Va. 22320-4910 or visit, to assist children and their efforts towards higher education.- Wellsboro Gazette, June 30, 2010

Age 78, of 305 East Main Street, Elkland, PA died
Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at his residence. He was born February 15, 1932 in Nelson, PA, the son of Gerald and Elsie Finch Whitney. Philip worked for many years for Ingersoll- Rand and the Elkland Leather Company. He was briefly a partner in the Morgan & Margraff Lumber Supply in Elkland, PA. Philip was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of Elkland Moose Lodge- #746 and Leon O'Bryan American Legion Post- #428. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Martha Norton Whitney; son, Tim Whitney, Elkland, PA; daughter, Cindy "Allen" Brimmer, Elkland, PA; granddaughters, Rochelle Brimmer, Liverpool, NY, Regina Marino, Williamsport, PA; sister, Arlene "William" Sargeant, Horseheads, NY; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 PM at Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., #214 West Main Street, Elkland, Pa. Rev. Douglas Hodge will officiate. Memorial donations may be made to Laurel Home Health Hospice and your local chapter of the American Cancer Society . – Elmira Star Gazette, July 8, 2010

WISNESKI Robert Edward "Bob"
Age 80, of Lake Street Elmira New York died Thursday July 8, 2010 at Saint Joseph's Hospital Elmira. Robert was born in Kingston, N Y on August 26, 1929, a son of the late Marie (Weishaupt) and Adolph Wisneski. A graduate of Saint Peter's School Kingston NY and in 1946 a graduate of The Kingston High School. He began playing sports in his sophmore year and was an all DUSO that very year. He was talented in Track and Field- throwing discus, and shot put, he played Right tackle in football. Upon graduation, he enlisted in The United States Marine Corps. He served form 1946 to 1947. After his honorable discharge ,he attended Roosevelt Aviation Mechanics School on Long Island, New York. Graduatedas a certified aviation mechanic. He held positions in that field in Fort Worth Texas, and Tulsa OK., before settling in Elmira. Surviving are a sister, Jean Wisneski Van Vlierden of League City Texas; a brother Irving Wisneski and his wife Estelle, of Charlotte NC; five nieces, four grandnieces, six grandnephews, also survive. A brother Leo, and a sister Rosemary Wisneski died previously. A Memorial Mass of Christian burial will be offered Wednesday July 21, at Saint Peter and Paul Church 604 Park Place Elmira. Expressions of sympathy in lieu of flowers may be made in the form of contributions to a charity of your choice in Bob's memory. Arrangements Joseph V Leahy Funeral Home Inc. Kingston NY – Elmira Star Gazette, July 13, 2010

Age 62, of Watkins Glen, NY, died
on June 29, 2010. Born in Rochester, NY on March 5, 1948, Karen was the daughter of John and Marion Willson. On August 17, 1968, she and John Carozza were married in Rush, NY, and they enjoyed a loving life together with their three children Stephen, Mark and Anne Marie. After raising a family, Karen went back to school to earn her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Cornell University in 1995, and graduated from Syracuse University in 1996 with a Masters in Social Work. She worked as a Social worker for the Elmira City School District and maintained a private practice as a Clinical Social Worker. Karen was a communicant of St. Mary's of the Lake Church of Watkins Glen, and a Eucharistic Minister. She served on the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities of Chemung County, on the Advisory Board of Catholic Charities of Schuyler County, and as a past Director of Southern Tier Division of the National Association of Social Workers. Karen was always giving of herself and her time, as a volunteer with Hospice of the Southern Tier, and many other community service organizations. Karen is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, John F. Carozza; sons, Stephen (Melanie) Carozza of Rochester; Mark (Carly) Carozza of Sewell, NJ; daughter, Anne Marie (Jeffery) Swinehart of Lancaster, PA; mother, Marion Willson of Rush; sisters, Barbara Walton of Rochester, and Luanne King of Clifton Springs; and five grandchildren, Connor, Zachary, Luca, Alex and Adam. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Friday, July 16th from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. A funeral mass will be held the following day at 9:00 a.m., St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 N. Decatur St., Watkins Glen, with celebrant Father Bill Donnelly; interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Those wishing may consider a donation in her memory to Catholic Charities of Schuyler County, 607 N. Franklin St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891 (607) 535-2050. – Elmira Star Gazette, July 4, 2010

? O'LEARY Ernestine "Stiny"
Of Venice, FL, formerly of Elmira Heights, NY, died
on Saturday, June 26, 2010. Survivors include her loving husband of 55 years, John E. O'Leary of Venice, FL; daughters, Karen Zwolak (Richard) of Tampa, FL, and Laurel O'Leary Mancari (Rob) of High Point, NC; grandchildren, Nicholas Zwolak of Charleston, SC, Kristin Zwolak of Tallahassee, FL, and Kaylin Mancari of High Point, NC, and many loving nieces, nephews, and friends. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in Elmira, NY at a later date. The family would like to extend a special thanks to LifePath Hospice for their kindness and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to LifePath Hospice, 12973 N. Telecom Parkway, Suite 100, Temple Terrace, FL 33637. – Elmira Star Gazette, July 4, 2010

? SAUTTER Adele M.
Dundee, N.Y. — Adele M. Sautter, 80, died
unexpectedly Saturday, June 26, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.  Mrs. Sautter’s family will observe her passing privately. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to: Mercy Flight Central. 2420 Brickyard Rd., Canandaigua, N.Y., 14424, or International Motor Racing Research Center (MRRC), 610 Decatur Street, Watkins Glen, N.Y., 14891.  Arrangments were entrusted to Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee, N.Y., 14837.  Mrs. Sautter was born Sept. 13, 1929, and lived on Long Island until retiring to Dundee in 1979. “Aunt Del,” as she is known to several generations of family and friends, enjoyed a broad range of interests, spending much time restoring vintage vehicles with her family. Since 1998, she enjoyed portraying “Flossie Smalley,” reenacting the technical inspections at Smalley’s Garage during the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival in September. Mrs. Sautter is survived by husband of 55 years, Martin; daughter Terrie; son Howard (Kim McCormick), and sister Florence Burke, all of Dundee, as well as many friends, family, and “surrogate” children of all ages who were absorbed into her family over the years. Penn Yan Chronicle Express - June 29, 2010


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