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Age 85, of Watkins Glen, was called back home on July 31, 2010 at Seneca View, Montour Falls, NY. Born April 10, 1925 in Dundee, NY to Martin and Ethel Andrews; he is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Florence (Ameigh) Andrews; sons, Donald (Linda) Andrews Jr., David Andrews, Walter (Laurie) Andrews, Vernon (Judy) Andrews, Rodney (Kathy) Andrews, Daniel Andrews, and his only daughter, the light of his life, Betty (Mike) Andrews; brothers, Martin (Ester) Andrews Jr., George (Grace) Andrews, twin brother Daniel (Mary) Andrews, sister Shirley (Tony) Radka, a special sister and brother-in-law, Willis and Gertrude Silvernail; 21 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be dearly missed by all. A day did not go by that Don never smiled or told one of his many jokes. We're sure he will keep everyone on their toes in heaven, as he did us. A gathering of friends and family will be held in remembrance of Donald on Aug. 8th at 2 pm at Walt's place, 2199 CR16 Watkins Glen, NY. For more information call (607)738-1565. - Elmira Star Gazette, August 3, 2010

of Elmira, NY - Was born May 2, 1949 in Elmira, the son of the late George and Rosalynd (Kelly) Baker died
peacefully on Saturday, July 24, 2010 at Elcor Health Services at the age of 61. His beloved sister also predeceased him. He was a Veteran of the US Army and proudly served his country. Joel was a faithful attendant working at the Centertown Parking Garage for several years and made many life-long friendships while working there. A gathering of his numerous friends will take place on Monday, August 2, 2010 at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY from 3:00 to 4:00 PM. The Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Baker Military Honors following the visitation at 4 PM. Reverend Karen Boone will honor his life and celebrate his memory following the military presentation. Interment will take place in the Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY where he will be laid to rest with his fellow comrades. "The friends of Joel would like to thank the Hospice and Elcor staff for their kindness to Joel during his illness. - Elmira Star Gazette, July 31, 2010

BARBER Ann Louise - EASLING, Ann Louise
Ann Louise Easling, 63 of Montour Falls died
unexpectedly at home Saturday, August 7, 2010. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. with funeral services directly following at 8:00 p.m; burial will be at Beaver Dams Cemetery on Friday at 10 a.m. Ann was predeceased by her brother, Robert B. Barber, Jr. She is survived by Ernest A. Easling, Jr., husband of 33 years; daughters, Michele Stone (Hector Lopez) and Melissa (Isaac) Candelario; parents, Robert B. Barber, Sr. and Nina Barber; grandchildren, Esteban Lopez, Sierra Murphy and Gloria Candelario; sister, Doris Harrington (Ron Bullivant); and several nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews. Ann recently retired from Borg-Warner in Ithaca, after 30 years of service.  Star Gazette - August 10, 2010

BARBER Dorothy Lee Ayer DuBois
83, of Sun City West, Ariz., formerly of Athens, died
on Tuesday, Aug, 3, 2010.  She was born August 28, 1926 in Millville, N.J., the daughter of Maxwell C. and Mary Reeves Barber.  Dorothy graduated from Millville High School in New Jersey and received her B.A. in Social Studies from Bucknell University in 1948. She married Harry E. Ayer in 1948. Dorothy was a member and past Deaconess of the Sayre Presbyterian Church, a volunteer at the Robert Packer Hospital, a member of the Robert Packer Auxiliary and a member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). She was preceded in death by her first husband Harry Ayer in 1996, and her parents, Maxwell C. Barber and Mary Barber Gimber. Dorothy is survived by her second husband, William DuBois; her children Stephen E. Ayer (Patricia Quolke) of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Sandra Lee Ayer (Rik Pickrell) of Berkley, Calif., and her two grandchildren, Daniel and Laura Bess Ayer, both of Pittsburgh and William’s son, William DuBois, Jr. of Bridgeport, Conn. A memorial service will be held at a future date at Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Details will be announced at a later date. - Sayre Morning Times, August 4, 2010

BARBER Ruth Barber Vough
87, of Waverly, died Saturday, July 24 at Elderwood Health Care in Waverly after a period of declining health.  She was a former resident of Forks Township, Sullivan County. Born December 12, 1922 in Waverly, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Estella Barber.  She and Raymond Vough were married on June 1, 1963 by Rev. James MacKellar at the Waverly First Presbyterian Church.  Ruth was employed by the Robert Packer Hospital, Elmira Credit Bureau and the Tioga General Hospital. She is survived by several step-children; her niece Jane Barber of Frenchtown, N.J. and two nephews, Dale Barber and Jeffrey Barber, both of Waverly; seven great nieces and nephews and one great great niece and one great great nephew. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond H. Vough and her brothers Robert and Harry Barber. A memorial service will be held Saturday Aug. 7, 2010 at 10 a.m. at the Waverly First Presbyterian Church with her pastor, the Rev. Cynthia Huling Hummel, officiating.  Memorials may be directed to the Deacon’s Fund of the Waverly First Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 611, Waverly, NY 14892. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810.- Sayre Morning Times, August 4, 2010

Mrs. Ann B. Wright, 91, of Frontz Lane, Allenwood, died Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at RiverWoods, Lewisburg.  Born April 17, 1919 in Oval, she was a daughter of the late Warren and Margaret (Wentzel) Barner. Her husband of 43 years, Lt. Col. Arthur M. Wright, predeceased her in 1987. Ann was a 1937 graduate of Jersey Shore High School. She joined the Woman's Army Air Corps after the war. Ann also graduated from Jefferson University in Philadelphia with a degree in Nursing. Most of her life she worked as a private duty nurse in California and traveled with her husband in the military. However, during her career she also worked as an operating room and emergency room nurse at the University of California.  Ann was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Jersey Shore. A member of the Jersey Shore Garden Club, she had a passion for flower gardening and especially loved roses. Ann also enjoyed bird watching, her cats, sewing and caring for her family and friends.  Surviving are a son; a grandson, Evan A. Wright of Watsontown and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathe Wright, two brothers, Charles and Dale Barner and three sisters, Bertha Hawkins, June Devine and Linda Merkle.  Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, August 15, 2010 at Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, 308 Main St., Watsontown and from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, August 16, 2010 at St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3242 Middle Road, Jersey Shore. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. at the church. Officiating will be her pastor, Pastor Kerry Aucker. Burial will follow in the Oval Cemetery, Oval. The family welcomes flowers, however if desired memorial contributions may be made to St. James Lutheran Church, 3242 Middle Rd., Jersey Shore, PA 17740. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, August 13, 2010

BARTO Linda J. Laudermilch, 58, of Mansfield, died
Thursday, July 29, 2010, at the ManorCare Nursing Home, Williamsport. She was the wife of Gary E. Laudermilch with whom she celebrated her 37th wedding anniversary this past April. Born in Harrisburg on May 11, 1952, she was the daughter of Richard and Emily Roberts Barto of Hershey.  Linda was a 1970 graduate of Hershey High School and was employed as a legal secretary for Lawrence Mansfield, Attorney. Linda enjoyed antiquing and doll collecting. Surviving in addition to her husband and parents are a son, Brian Laudermilch and wife, Melanie of Montgomery; brother, Stephen Barto and wife, Connie of Hummelstown; sister, Diana and husband, Joe Anspach of Grantville; and one grandchild, Seth Laudermilch.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday Aug. 7, at 11 a.m. from the Kreamer Funeral Home and Crematory, 618 E. Main St., Annville. Interment will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Palmyra. Viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m.,11 prior to the service at the funeral home.- Wellsboro Gazette, August 4, 2010

BLANK  LaRue "Tony" E. 
85, of Williamsport, Pa., died
on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010 at Manor Care North.  He was the husband of Helen L. Miller Stroud with whom he married on Oct. 15, 1982 and shared 27 years of marriage.  Tony was born on June 2, 1925 in DuBoistown and was the son of the late Joseph and Frances Steppy Blank. Tony retired after working 37 years for the Williamsport Grit. Tony was a devoted member of the St. Ann Catholic Church of Williamsport. Even though Tony had limited eyesight he had a very active life. He loved to go dancing with his wife Helen, go to baseball games and listen to baseball games on the TV. He collected coins and was very interested in current affairs but most of all Tony was a kindhearted person who would go out of his way to help other people.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons; Richard J. (Susan) Blank of Dayton, OH, Steven L. (Joan) Blank of Montgomery, PA, a stepdaughter Glenda L. Stroud of Williamsport. His caregivers were Glenda L. Stroud, Jeffery A. and Joel Y. Easter. He is also survived by a sister Josephine McCormick of Mechanicsburg and by a brother Charles Blank of South Williamsport and by four grandchildren Terri Sawyer, Derek Blank, Caleb and Rachael Blank and by 4 great-grandchildren.  Tony is predeceased by his first wife Florence Myers Blank with whom he shared 30 years of marriage, two sisters; Margaret Kelly, Eleanor McKee and by a brother John Blank.  Services are incomplete and will be announced in the Monday edition of the Sun Gazette. In Tony's memory, memorial contributions may be made to St. Ann Catholic Church 1220 Northway Road, Williamsport. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, August 15, 2010

83, of Landisville, PA, died
on Thursday, August 5, 2010, at home. She was the wife of the late William B. Lindsay. She was born in Erin, NY, daughter of the late Cameron and Emma Mae Hubbard Blauvelt. She was a secretary for Breesport Elementary School; was a salesperson for Watt & Shand, Park City Center and worked in the office of Dr. James Jiga before her retirement. A member of Hempfield United Methodist Church and she was a charter member of the Breesport Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by one son: Richard C. (Helen) Lindsay, Lancaster, PA; two daughters: Carol J. (Bernard) Roth, S/V Cats Cradle and Pamela L. (James) Summers, Bainbridge, PA; also her furry companion, Mitzi; three grandsons, three great-grandchildren, one step-granddaughter, four step great-grandchildren and two step great-great-grandchildren; three sisters: Betty Lindsay, Breesport and twins Doris (Charles) Kline, Horseheads and Dorothy (Theodore) Lepley, Cogan Station, PA; sister-in-law: Marion Blauvelt, Breesport; and brother-in-law: Phillip Libertore, Pine Valley; also numerous nieces, nephews and their families. She was preceded in death by one brother: Kenneth Blauvelt; and one sister: Marilyn Libertore. The Funeral Service will be held at the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Mountville, PA 17554 (717)285-4513 on Tuesday, August 10, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Ed Barlow officiating. Interment in Silver Spring Cemetery. Friends may call at the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc. on Monday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and also on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to: Hospice of Lancaster County, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. Star-Gazette - August 7, 2010

Retired S.M. Flickenger Corp.- Age 74, of Horseheads, NY died
peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer, on Thursday July 29, 2010 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center with his family at his side. He was born on June 23, 1936 the son of the late Albey and Catherine Braster. Lewis is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Betty "Rusty" Braster; children, Martin (Rebeca) Braster, Lisa (Sheridan) Ficarro, and John (Kelley) Braster; grandchildren, Dean, Emily, Lewis, Zachary and Owen; grand-dogs, "Higgins", "Dunkin", "Sid" ,"Phoebe","Kito" ,"Bartlebee" and "Teri"; also several nieces and nephews. Lewis was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Korean War, a member of the Elmira Heights American Legion Clarence Oliver Post # 154, member of the Big Flats Masonic Lodge and the Teamsters Union. Per Lewis's request there will be no viewing, and the family will receive friends at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave, Elmira/Southport on Sunday August 8, 2010 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM with Memorial Service there at 3:00 PM, the Reverend William Vallet will officiate, the Chemung County Honor Squad will provide Military Honors for their fallen comrade. Those wishing may make memorials to The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 in Lewis's memory.  Elmira Star Gazette, August 1, 2010

BUSSOM Ronald E.
67, of Lakeland, Fla., died
Sunday morning, Aug. 1, 2010 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Tampa, Fla. Ronald was born Oct. 10, 1942 in Altoona, Pa., the son of the late Edward and Thelma Bussom. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Ronald was a member of American Legion Post No. 49, Troy, Pa., the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge in Canton, Pa., and was a lifetime member of AMVETS in Florida. Ronald was employed as a security guard in Florida. He enjoyed golfing, spending time with his friends and playing euchre. He is survived by: his wife, Connie Bussom of Troy, Pa.; two sons, Thomas (Kimberly) Bussom Sr. of Milan, Pa., Michael Bussom of Canton, Pa.; three grandchildren, Thomas Bussom, Isabella Bussom and MicKenzie Bussom; two sisters, Mary Lou Mamm of Avon, Ohio, Hazel (Donald) Koch of Williamsport, Pa.; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents; he was preceded in death by brothers, Edward and Robert Bussom. A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, Aug. 14, at Bradley Hall in Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. Friends will gather following the service. The family will provide their own flowers. - Towanda Daily Review on August 10, 2010

Age 88, of Corning, died Saturday, August 7, 2010, at Corning Hospital. Edna was born April 14, 1922 in Potter County, PA. She is the daughter of the late Clarence and Myra (Seeley) Carey. Edna married Winfield Atwell and moved to Corning, where she raised their children. She later married Joseph Giardina of Corning, NY. She was predeceased by both of her husbands. She was employed by Corning Packaging Company, Riverside, NY. Edna was a member of the Corning VFW Post 524, where she was active in the ladies auxiliary. She also carried memberships at the American Legion; Corning Moose; Marconi Lodge, and many other organizations. She was a communicant at All Saints Parish. Edna was a very social person, who loved to visit friends, and was the first to donate though her cooking and baking skills. She is survived by two daughters: Catherine Blaine (Fred Edmister) of Corning, NY, Win Atwell (Erv Braun) of Elmira, NY; three sons: Bernard (Elaine) Atwell of WestField, PA, Paul Atwell (Deloris Briggs) of Corning, NY, Leland Atwell (Nancy Martin) of Corning, NY; one sister: Alice Cervoni of Watkins Glen, NY; and one brother: Arnie (Faith) Carey of Westfield, PA; twenty grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren. Edna is predeceased by her brothers: Herman Carey and George Carey; and sisters: Lillian Walters, Genevieve Viera, and Ada Kibbe. Calling hours for Edna will be held at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney St., Corning, NY 14830 on Tuesday, August 10th, 2010, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Mass service will take place at St. Vincent De Paul Church, Corning, NY on Wednesday, August 11th 2010, at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery immediately following.  Star Gazette - August 9, 2010

CLARK June - BROWN, June Clark
Age 87, of Montour Falls, NY, died
on Friday, August, 6, 2010, at the Seneca View Nursing Facility. Her daughter, Ruth (Fred) Barr of Montour Falls, NY, survives Mrs. Brown; 17 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren; and niece, Janet Green. Mrs. Brown was predeceased by her first husband, Alfred Clark Sr.; son, Alfred Clark Jr.; daughters, Mary Moore and Betty Crane; and her second husband, Nelson Brown. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Monday, August 9, 2010, from 1-3 p.m. Her funeral and committal service will be held following visitation at 3 p.m. with Rev. Sheila Price to officiate. Interment in Second Milo Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Star Gazette - August 7, 2010

COONEY Agnes M - HARKNESS, Agnes M. "Grandma"
Age 90, of Pine Valley, NY, died on Monday, August 2, 2010 at the Schuyler Hospital Seneca View SNF in Montour Falls, NY. Agnes was born on February 17, 1920 in Princetoss, West Virginia, daughter of the late Owen and Lillian Cooney. Agnes was married to Charles W. Harkness for 41 years, who preceded her in 1978. She is survived by her son, David and his wife Ann and grandchildren, Joanne Young, Tina Hoose, Ken Harkness, Frank and George Brockway, Rex Peters and the late Tammy Peters; great-grandchildren, Bobby, Rockie and Tara Hoose, Gypsy and Jesse Earley, Blaze, Virginia, Charley and Susan Peters, Frankie, Fancy and Georgie Brockway, Robbie and Andrew Pettitt, Chelsea and Adam Harkness; nieces, Veronica Braverman and Pat Nicosia; nephew, Gene Cooney. Family and friends are invited to call Friday, August 6, 2010 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 9 p.m. with Deacon George Welch officiating. Interment will take place in Oatka Cemetery in Scottsville, NY at the convenience of the family.- Elmira Star Gazette, August 5, 2010

Carolyn M. Crandell, 78, of Tyrone, NY, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, August 12, 2010, after an extended illness. Carolyn was born on October 23, 1931 in Shahola, PA. She was the daughter of the late Merrill R. and Mabel McKean Crandell. Carolyn married Jesse H. Rexford on November 20, 1947 in Corning, NY. Carolyn spent most of her life as a home maker, devoting herself to her children. She was a past member of the Tyrone chapter of the Ladies Home Bureau, and the Tyrone Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, and was a member of the Waneta Lake Baptist Chapel in Wayne, NY. Carolyn left a legacy of love for her children. She always showed great love and compassion for others, whether a stranger or a friend. Her smile and laughter could light up a room and her home cooking, especially bread and apple pie, were like no other. She is survived and will be greatly missed by her children, Richard (Connie) Rexford of Tyrone, David (Donna) Rexford of Slocumb, AL, Diana (Danny) Gunnoe of Rock Stream, Karen (John) Petrie of Tyrone and Joseph (Heather) Rexford of Dundee; 12 grandchildren, Chad, Timothy, Dawn, Michelle, Levi, Shawn, Tammy, Jessica, Kayla, Vanessa, Haley and Jesse; 18 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Carolyn is also survived by her faithful companion, Smokey. She was predeceased by her husband, Jesse on March 31, 2003; and a granddaughter, Theresa M. Rexford on November 1, 2009. Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours from 5 – 7 p.m. Monday (Aug. 16) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where a funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Adam Hunt officiating. She will be buried at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday (Aug. 17) in Tyrone Union Cemetery, Tyrone, NY. Memorial contributions in Carolyn's name can be made to the Tyrone Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 69, Tyrone, NY 14887, or the Southern Tier Hospice Inc., 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830-3657.- Elmira Star Gazette, August 13, 2010

CRISS Sr. Eugene R.
of Elmira, NY - Age 63, while surrounded by his loving family, died. After a brief battle with cancer, died on Monday, August 2, 2010. Eugene was a faithful, born again Christian servant, serving for many decades in the Bus Ministry, as well as a Sunday school teacher and church deacon. He was a former dedicated and long time employee of the Elmira Star-Gazette. Eugene is the son of Doris (Kinner) Criss and the late Arleigh B. Criss of Pine City, NY; his infant brother, Philip also predeceased him in death. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Mary Ellen (Hess); sons, Eugene Jr. and Brian (Rose); "the apple of his eye" his only grandchild, Heather; and his brother, David, as well as numerous other relatives. His faithful dog and companion, "Babydoll" also survives him. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Friday, August 6 , 2010 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Funeral services honoring his life and celebrating his memory will take place on Saturday, August 7, 2010 in the Lighthouse Baptist Church, 209 Gardner Rd. Horseheads, NY 14845 at 1:00 P.M. His pastor and friend the Reverend Richard Hack will officiate.- Elmira Star Gazette, August 5, 2010

CRONE Patricia Lee - BARTON (CRONE) Patricia Lee
died on August 3, 2010 at the age of 57. Patricia was born October 17, 1952 the daughter of the late Arthur Crone. She is survived by her children, David (Cheryl) Barton, Michael (Christy) Barton, James Barton and John Barton; grandchildren, Zachery, Zayne, Ian, Sarah (her little pumpkin), Michael and Jessa; and great-grandchild, Brooklynn Paige. Patty enjoyed her time at home gardening and watching the wildlife with her loved companions, Heinz, Lizzy, Reese, Momma Cat and Sonny. She had several close friends and family whose company she enjoyed and allowed her to live the country life she enjoyed so much. Memorials may be made in Patty's name to Chemung County SPCA, 2435 State Rt. 352, Elmira, NY 14903 in her memory. Service arrangements are incomplete at this time. - Elmira Star Gazette, August 5, 2010

DAWSON Barbra A. Carr
76 of York, died
on Friday, August 6, at Memorial Hospital in York, Pa.  She was the widow of James L. Carr.  Born February 18, 1934 in Sayre, the daughter of the late Sarah and Alfred Dawson, Barbra and her late husband owned and operated Carr plumbing and Heating. She leaves to cherish her memory daughters, rose Lightner of York, Diana Stedge and husband William Lockwood in New York, stepchildren, Annemae Karuza of Dallas, Pa., Catherine Carr, Ethel Carr, David Carr, Danny Carr and Lawrence Carr, eight grand children, three great grandchildren a host of step-grandchildren and great grand children, sister Betty Picrotti of Florida, numerous nieces and nephews, preceded in death by brothers and sisters.  Predeceasing her are stepchildren Catherine Carr, Ethel Carr, David Carr, Danny Carr and Lawrence Carr. Services and burial will be at the convenience of the family.  Gladfelter Funeral Home, Inc., 822 East Market Street in York, Pa., is entrusted with the arrangements.  Sayre Morning Times - August 10, 2010

Of Lamoka Lake, NY and formerly of Circleville, NY died
peacefully at home with her family by her side, Sunday morning, August 8, 2010. Mary was born June 23, 1931, a daughter of the late George and Lillian Plew DeKay. She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Middletown, a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and retired from NYS Dept. of Labor in Middletown, NY. Mary was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and caregiver for many family and friends. Mary is predeceased by her husband of 27 years, Frederick; and brother, Edgar DeKay. She is survived by her children, Diane (Mark Walker) Gregory, Gary (Mindy) Wegener, Dee (Ray) Cleary, Bruce (Irene) Wegener and Bill (Laurie) Wegener; twelve grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; sisters, Esther North and Doris Smith; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Cornelius, Dodd and Connell Funeral Home, 26 Grove St., Middletown, NY for a Memorial Service on Wednesday, August 11, 2010, at 1 p.m. Mary will be laid to rest along side her husband in Circleville, NY immediately following. Mary would like to be remembered through your local Humane Society or Salvation Army in her memory.  Star Gazette - August 9, 2010

DOUD Richard L. "Dick"
Age 74, of Galeton, PA, died on Sunday, August 1, 2010 at his home. Born August 1, 1936 in Port Allegany, PA, he was a son of the late Howard and Anna (Zeaman) Doud. He was a 1954 graduate of Galeton Area High School. Dick was a Veteran having served in the United States Army. On February 13, 1960, in Middlebury Center, PA, he married the former Joanne Francis, who survives. He retired from the Consolidated Gas Company in Sabinsville, PA. He was a member of the Goodyear Hose Company Fire Police and greatly enjoyed hunting and fishing. Surviving are his wife, Joanne Doud; a son, Kevin Doud, Galeton; two daughters, Jerri (Paul Andrew, Sr.) Doud Popovich, Galeton and Lisa M. Burton, Camp Hill, PA; seven grandchildren, Kevin Daniel, Kyle Richard, Ryen Josef Doud, Paul Andrew, Jr., Colton Matthew Popovich, Kelsey Marie, and Kendall Lindsey Burton; a brother, Robert (Bonnie) Doud, Galeton; a sister, Marilyn (Ray) Frey, Mesa, AZ; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Dick was predeceased by a son, Richard A. Doud in 1997, and a brother, Howard Doud. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, August 6, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the Goodyear Hose Company in Galeton. Memorial contributions may be made to Potter County Hospice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton.- Elmira Star Gazette, August 3, 2010

FAIRCHILD Maxine - Maxine Fairchild Harden of Monroeton, Pa., died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda Twp., Pa., where she had received wonderful care during a period of declining health. Maxine was born on May 22, 1925 in Bloomsburg, Pa., the daughter of Arthur and Ethel Hower Fairchild. She spent her early childhood in Towanda before her family moved to Elmira, N.Y. She continued to spend summers in the area at the family cottage at Lake Wesauking. As a young woman Maxine taught swimming and was a competitive diver. She attended Elmira College where she studied art. On April 27, 1945, Maxine married Paul Harden and they settled in Towanda. Together they raised three children, ran a business, Harden's Electric Shop, and remodeled and built houses, including their charming A-frame at Lake Wesauking. She was happy to be able to help with Paul's business. She was particularly proud that when men came in to buy appliances for birthday or Christmas gifts she would sell them what they wanted and then march them up the street to Ruggles or Hoffmans and help them pick out something personal for their wives. Maxine was very involved in community activities, especially those her children enjoyed. She was the director of the Girl Scout camp at Camp Brule for several years and she and the other staff made the experience memorable for all attending. She was very creative, making wonderful Halloween costumes and incredible birthday cakes for her children and writing humorous poems for her friends. She was a member of the Towanda Country Club and was women's club champion for several years and she also belonged to several Bridge clubs. Maxine loved entertaining and was a gracious and fun-loving hostess. When Paul and Maxine retired in the late 1980's they moved to Florida where she continued to entertain and play golf. After Paul's death she moved to Fearington Village in N.C. for several years and then returned to this area six years ago. She is survived by her children, Becky and Dr. Michael Bradley of Chapel Hill, N.C., Dr. Burt and Carson Harden of Raleigh, N.C., and Elly Smith of Monroeton; grandchildren, Josh Smith of Monroeton, Burt Harden and Anna and Matt Stauff of Raleigh, N.C.; and a great-grandson, Owen Stauff; two nephews; and a special niece, Jane Saitto. She was predeceased by her husband, Paul; her sister, Sue Roemmelt; and her son-in-law David Smith. Services will be private. Memorials may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179 Ulster, PA 18850 or to a charity of one's choice.- Towanda Daily Review, August 5, 2010

FRENCH Douglas S. French
of Ormond Beach, died on Tuesday, August 3, 2010. Doug was born in Buffalo, NY and raised in Elmira where he graduated from High School. After college he lived in Miami for 16 years. While there he was the advertising manager for Cities Service Oil Company and was also branch manager for Ryder Truck Rental. In Miami, he acquired his commercial Pilots license with an instrument rating. Doug graduated from Florida State University and was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity as well as Gold Key Leadership honorary. He also served as chairman of men's judiciary. He was on the varsity baseball team and played in the College World Series. Doug served as the president of the Miami-Dade Florida State University Alumni Association. In Ormond Beach he was a member of the FSU boosters club and a former member of the Lions Club. At the time of his death, Doug was employed by Thompson Pump and Manufacturing Company. His position was that of Vice President of Business Development and Asset Management. He had been with the Company for 23 years. Doug is survived by his wife, Elaine; and two sons, D.J. and Ned (Sabrina); his brother Ron of Chicago; and nieces, Debbie and Whitney and their daughters. In lieu of flowers the family suggests you take your best friend to lunch. Star Gazette - August 10, 2010

FURMAN Catherine M. - Catherine M. Carlin, 89, of Sayre, Pa. died
on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010 at Sayre House following an extended illness. She was born June 16, 1921 in Waverly, N.Y. the daughter of the late George R. and Marguerite Bailey Furman. Catherine was a member of the Sayre Seventh Day Adventist Church. She is predeceased by her husband Richard R. Carlin. Catherine is survived by sons John Carlin of Sayre, Pa., and Gary (Laura) Carlin of Athens, Pa.; 6 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; great-great grandchildren; sister Peg (Ed) Jones of Sayre; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. At the family’s request there will no services. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., Athens, PA. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. - Sayre Morning Times, August 3, 2010

Age 88, of Cross Forks, PA, died
Saturday, August 7, 2010 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. Born April 13, 1922, in Yochum Hill, PA, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Heather "Hattie" (Gnau) Gorg. She graduated from the Yochum Hill School. On August 7, 1948 in Phillipsburg, PA, she married Alec R. Lazorchak, who predeceased her in 2002. Helen worked at Galeton Production, was a homemaker and helped her husband run the family farm. She was a member of the Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Williamsport, the Carter Camp Grange for 50 years, and loved cooking and gardening. Surviving are: three sons, Kenneth (Marjorie) Wallace, Westfield, Jeffrey (Lisa) Lazorchak, Germania, and Michael (Dorothy) Lazorchak, Yochum Hill; two daughters, Judith (Paul) Beard, Montoursville, PA and Mary Ann Sumner, Oxford, PA; a son-in-law, Lowell Geiser, Germania; 12 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; a sister, Irene Meshula, Galeton; sisters-in-law, Katherine Lazorchak, Yochum Hill, PA, Pauline Gorg, Gaines, and Margaret Gorg, Wellsboro; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Helen was predeceased by a daughter, Barbara Geiser; five brothers, Mortz, Hugo, Perry, Clyde and Arnold Gorg; and a sister, Frieda Grant. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Monday August 9, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00pm and on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 from 9:00 to 10:00am with Funeral Services following at 10:00am. Fr. Dan Kovalak will officiate. Interment will be made in Yochum Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Yochum Hill Cemetery Association.  Star-Gazette - August 8, 2010

Savona — Todd Edward Hankinson, 45, died
on Tuesday August 10, 2010 at Robert  Packer Hospital. He was born January 22, 1965 the son of William Hankinson and the late Sharon (Thompson) Hankinson. He graduated from Savona Central School, Class of 83, a member of Savona Engine and Hose Co., 31 years, and member of Bath Ambulance Corp.  He is survived by his father, William Hankinson, sister, Teri Hankinson, brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Chrissy Hankinson, nieces Danielle and Sharon Hankinson, Ashlie and Shyanne Naylor, nephew Thomas Cooke and niece Andrea Cooke.  Calling hours will be Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 1pm at Savona Federated Church with Funeral Services at 2:00, the Reverend, Nate Cooper, officiating. Burial in Seamans Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Bath Ambulance and Savona Fire Dept. Arrangements by Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath. - Corning Leader, August 13, 2010

HARTIGAN Maureen "Midge"
Hammondsport, N.Y. — Maureen H. Cohn peacefully slipped away from this life at 1pm on Sunday, August 8th, 2010. Born Francis Maureen Hartigan, she is survived by her beloved grandson, Elliott Wilson, her two daughters, Nora C. Hanley, of Hammondsport, NY and Margaret Hanley Welles, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, her two step daughters and their families, Melanie Reynolds and Sarah Marcotte, her two step sons and their families, Harry Cohn and William Lane, and her extended family of nieces, nephews and grandchildren.  Maureen, or “Midge” Hartigan was born on November 8th, 1934 in Astoria, NY to John and Ruby Hartigan. She started life with a brother, Thomas.  Everyone knew our mother as an energetic, generous, friendly and funny independent individual. Sometimes down right quirky, our mother, Maureen Cohn, touched a great many lives through her work and her day to day. She held a solitary position as an adventurous individual throughout her whole life.  A woman who was much fun and loved by many, Maureen always kept Keuka Lake in a special place in her heart.  Maureen married William I. Cohn in the early sixties and became a teacher at Hammondsport Central School, then on to Oswego, NY, where she enjoyed her career as high school guidance counselor during the eighties and nineties. She is also survived by many close friends in Oswego and many happy years of working there and visiting Keuka, where she kept a modest cottage. Maureen Cohn was a gorgeous and stylish woman with  a dazzling smile and a willingness to laugh at herself.  She possessed a great love of singing and a strong voice, which in her early days, she took to the stage. Her sense of style showed in every dwelling she happened to call home.  She took her teaching education at Keuka College, and eventually Alfred University, where she received her masters in education. She ultimately decided to build a house on the shorelines of Keuka for her retirement. Outspoken, opinionated and sometimes hilariously funny, always a snappy wit and sharp cynicism honed from being a hard working woman- she always said she was ahead of her time- and difficult years of life’s sharpening. She was no doubt political activist. She spent years as an effective negotiator for NYSTA, fighting hard for decent retirement plans for district teachers.  She was a worldly woman with travels including Ireland, Singapore, Cuba and Greece. Guiding, suggesting, criticizing laziness, cheering on the under achievers to heights previously unimagined. People have continuously approached her over the decades and share with her their personal stories of her substantial positive influence. She showed warmth and light towards most strangers, always comfortable wherever she went or whatever she did, ferociously independent, usually alone and with grace. She had an intense intelligence with a gift for analysis that was admired by many.  She loved Champagne, The New Yorker, shopping, “all of her kids” and, most of all, her grandson, Elliott. Being of progressive persuasion, Maureen wished to be cremated. There will be a mass at St. Gabriel’s Church in Hammondsport, NY on September 26th, 2010 at 11:00 am in Maureen’s memory, with a Celebration of Maureen’s Life to follow at Snug Harbor Restaurant, West Lake Road, Hammondsport, NY.  A Sanctuary Lamp will be lit for the week of Sunday November 7th, 2010- November 13th for the week commemorating her birthday.  A Mass will be offered on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 4 PM in Memory of Maureen Cohn by her daughters and her grandson at St. Paul's Church, 50 East Mohawk St, Oswego, NY 13126. Contributions in her memory can be made at Oswego Central School or Hammondsport Central School. Arrangements are by the LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport, N.Y.- Corning Leader, August 13, 2010

HIGGINS Eugene P. - Eugene P. Higgins, 68, of 38 Warren Street, South Waverly, Pa. succumbed to the effects of a debilitating disease on Wednesday, July 28, 2010. Eugene is survived by his wife Elizabeth; son Eugene Jr. son, Michael, who is married to Kimberly, and two grandsons Austin and Christian Higgins. Also survived by brother James Higgins; sister Cathy Jo Ryes married to Paul Ryes; sister Bethann Whener married to John Whener, and many, many loved nieces and nephews. He was also the loving father of Elizabeth Higgins II (1964 - 1970). He was pre-deceased by his parents, Joseph and Helen Higgins, sister Patricia Dunn and brother George. Eugene, also known as Gene, was raised in Philadelphia, Pa., where he graduated from Northeast Catholic High School in 1959 and married his wife Elizabeth in 1964. In 1963, he enlisted in the United Stated Air Force and was stationed in Brindisci, Italy , where he intercepted and translated Russian radio transmissions. While in Air Force, Elizabeth II was born in Texas and Eugene Jr. (aka Gino) was born at a military hospital installation in Tripoli, Lybia. During his studies at Penn State University his third child, Michael, was born and his first, Elizabeth II was tragically lost to a vehicular accident. Subsequently, he secured a teaching position at Waverly High School where he faithfully taught English to high school students for 31 years, all in room 156. He left with many fond memories of his students and his teaching legacy- educating more than 3,000 of Waverly’s young adults. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Eugene also was the PA announcer for the Waverly varsity football games and was known as the “Voice of the Wolverines”. As a kind hearted teacher, Mr. Higgins was both grateful and honored to serve our community and participate in the development of our young citizens. Eugene retired in 2001, into the community he helped form, before the first symptoms of his disease surfaced. Given his roots, Eugene was a die hard Philadelphia and Penn State University sports fan. He loved his former home on Cannon Hole Road in Barton, N.Y. The cottage’s history, like much of “The Valley”, is rooted in the railroad industry’s development of the area and was constructed from a box car and other rail road remnants. Eugene had great appreciation and respect for the unique and intrinsic beauty of his home’s wild and pristine natural surroundings. This location has and will always invoke many fond, vivid and unforgettable memories of him and his cottage home on the banks of the Susquehanna River. A time for gathering with family and friends will be from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, N.Y. The celebration of Eugene’s life will follow the visitation with a service of remembrance at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made to Waverly Free Library, 18 Elizabeth Street, Waverly, New York, 14892. Those wishing may send a sympathy message of remembrance for Eugene’s family. - Sayre Morning Times, July 31, 2010

Age 96, of Bethany Courtyard, formerly of Elmira, NY, died
Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Doryl is the daughter of the late Frederick and Lena (Tucker) Hollenbeck. She was born October 22nd, 1913 in Swissvalle, PA. She is survived by her sons, Marty Solomon of Las Vegas, NV, Joel (Debbie) Solomon of Corning, NY; grandchildren, Aric Brown of Elmira, NY and Jennifer Buttery of MD and 7 great grandchildren. Doryl is also survived by her sister, Jane Agan of Horseheads, NY. She was predeceased by her sisters, Dorothy Schwiezer, Oralie Worthington and brother, Frederick Hollenbeck. Doryl was a secretary for Blauvelt Real Estate. Doryl was a long time member of the North Presbyterian Church here in Elmira. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, Saturday, August 21st, 2010 at 2:00PM. Those wishing please make memorials in Doryls' name to the charity of one's choice. Star-Gazette - August 12, 2010

Campbell, N.Y. —  Alan R. Kenyon died Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at his sister-in-law’s home.  He was a retired Field Supervisor for Ingersoll-Rand in Parsippany, N.J.  He is survived by his son, Jeffrey Kenyon of FL; brother, Merle Kenyon of Painted Post; grandchildren, Kelly Kenyon of Pittsford, Kai Lee Kenyon of Painted Post and Mike Kenyon of Campbell; sister-in-law, Linda Cornell of Campbell.  He was predeceased by his parents, Erwin and Emily Kenyon, wife, Janet Kenyon and son, Gregory Kenyon.  Private Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.  Acly-Stover Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.- Corning Leader, August 13, 2010

KINNER Philip George - On the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010, Philip George Kinner of Canton died
quietly at Robert Packer Hospital with his family at his side. He was 43 years of age.  Born in Sayre on May 27, 1967, he was the son of Robert and Betty (Vanderpool) Kinner. Throughout his life Philip endured physical maladies which often hindered his ability to work. But, nevertheless, he made his own way through life working at various tasks, especially on the family farm. Philip was a friendly, likeable man with a heart of gold and a keen sense of humor. He was known for being able to put a smile on anyone's face. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and vegetable gardening, sharing the fruits of his labors with others. Philip was also blessed with the skills and sensitivities of an artist, and created many truly remarkable drawings for his family to cherish. Most of all, he loved his family, especially his grandchildren, his longtime companion, Lori, and his ever faithful dog.  Philip is survived by his companion, Lori Fives, at home; son, Timothy Hamm of Camp Hill; daughters, Krissie Kinner of Big Pond and Whitney Benson of Canton; brothers, Robert (Judy) Kinner of Austinville, David (Bonnie) Kinner of Alba, Billy (Bobbie) Kinner of Rome, Terry Kinner of Hancock, N.Y., Stanley Kinner of Austinville; sisters, Delores (Wendell) Fields of Maryville, Tenn., Alice (Bob) Redman of Cookeville, Tenn., and Kathy Kinner of Elmira, N.Y.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and infant twin sister. Calling hours will be noon until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 10, at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ken Marple officiating. - Towanda Daily Review, August 4, 2010

KOSA Justin L. Kosa, 35, of Ulysses, PA, died Friday, July 30, 2010 in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. Born September 3, 1974, in Coudersport, he was the son of E. Gene and Nancy Goodwin Kosa. A 1992 graduate of Northern Potter High School, he served honorably with the US Army from 1992 – 1995. On November 15, 1997, in Westfield, PA, he married the former Carrine A. Rounds, who survives. He was employed by Bill Walters Construction. Justin was a member of Carl E. Hyde American Legion Post #963 in Ulysses, the Potter County Honor Guard, and the Ulysses Borough Council. He served as a coach and umpire for Ulysses Youth Baseball and as manager of Kosa Racing. Surviving besides his wife, Carrine, are: three sons, Austin L. Kosa, Tucker S. Kosa, and Foster G. Kosa; his parents, Gene and Nancy Kosa of Ulysses; two brothers, E. Kevin (Julie) Kosa and M. Joel (Darla) Kosa, both of Ulysses; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Paul and Laleen Rounds of Harrison Valley; grandparents, Edward and Helen Kosa of Ulysses, Vera Rounds of Harrison Valley, Fred and Patricia Allen of Westfield, PA; niece, Kourtnee Kosa; nephew, Wyatt Kosa; brother-in-law, Ryan (Emily) Rounds of Harrison Valley; sisters-in-law, Brittany Rounds of Wellsville, NY and Tristin Rounds of Harrison Valley; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, George and Gene Elizabeth Goodwin. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Wednesday in the Ulysses First Baptist Church. The Rev. Jason K. Reed will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to “FCNB for the benefit of Kosa children” c/o First Citizens National Bank, 502 Main St., Ulysses, PA 16948.  Solomon's words for the wise - July 31, 2010

A memorial mass has been scheduled for Ann M. Kraky on Wednesday August 11, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. at Saint Patrick's Church to be celebrated by Rev. Richard P. Farrell. Star-Gazette - August 7, 2010

LEONARD William "Bill" R. Leonard, 74, of Athens, Pa., died
peacefully on Friday, Aug. 13, 2010 at home surrounded by his loved ones after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's.  Bill was born Sept. 17, 1935, in Towanda, Pa., the son of the late E. Gordon and Lydia King Leonard.  He graduated from Towanda High School in 1953. Bill married the former Jean Templeton in 1956, having just celebrated their 54th anniversary in June of this year. He was employed with Penelec for 32 years, before retiring in 1993. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Bill was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and enjoyed spending time with his family.  Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years Jean at home; son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Debbie Leonard of Milan, Pa.; daughter, Sally Brungart of Liverpool, Pa.; and daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and John Northrup of Athens, Pa.; grandchildren, Shannon and Chris Copeland, Jonathon and Danyelle Brungart, Calista, Caleb and Abrianna Leonard, and Shawn, Shane and Shannon Northrup; great-grandsons, Ben and Matt Copeland; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.  Friends and family may join the family in a celebration of Bill's life from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010 at the Athens Township Volunteer Fire Company, 211 Herrick Ave., Sayre, Pa.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations: Bill loved the fire police and many times saw how they protected him on his job so all donations will go in his memory to the: Athens Township Fire Police, c/o Athens Township Volunteer Fire Company, 211 Herrick Ave., Sayre, PA 18840. - Towanda Daily Review, August 15, 2010

LOEFFLER Lillian B. Spiess,
83, of Longswamp Township, died Aug. 8, 2010, in the Lutheran Home at Topton, where she was a resident since March 2010.  She was the wife of the late Charles A. Spiess who died Feb. 23, 2006. Born July 10, 1927 in Harleysville, she was a daughter of the late Frank A. and Sally (Landis) Loeffler. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Topton. Lillian was a short order cook at the former Nut Shop, Lansdale, from 1968 to 1970. Prior to that, she was employed at the M&S Vending Co., Lansdale, from 1963 to 1968. She also helped on the farm operated by her husband. She was a former vice president of Endless Mountains Multiple Sclerosis Association, Laceyville, Pa., in the 1980's. Lillian was also a Den mother of Cub Scout Troop No. 398, Souderton, for five years. Survivors: son, Charles Dennis husband of Robin K. (Moore) Spiess, Quakertown; grandchildren, Charles Michael husband of Heather A. (Morgan) Spiess, East Greenville, Karen R. (Spiess) wife of Robert C. Faix, Limerick, and Andrew G. Spiess, Quakertown. She is also survived by a great-granddaughter, Kendall R. Faix. She was predeceased by a daughter, Robin Lynn Spiess, in 1956. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 13, from Grace Lutheran Church, located on the campus at the Lutheran Home at Topton, 1 South Home Avenue, Topton, with the Rev. Carl R. Schmoyer officiating. Interment will be in Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery, Kulpsville, Pa. Family and friends may call from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday. Flowers may be sent or contributions may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society of the Lehigh Valley, 1251 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Room 102-C, Allentown, PA 18103. The Ludwick Funeral Homes Inc., Topton, is in charge of arrangements.  Towanda Daily Review - August 9, 2010

LOWMAN Jeffrey
47, of Tampa, died
August 7, 2010. He was a wonderful husband, father, son and brother and friend. He will be forever loved and missed by all who knew him. Jeff was a big fan of football, poker, fishing and golf. More than anything, he loved to cook for the family and friends he adored and his recipes were in demand. Although the pain of losing him will never heal, the memories of his laughter and unconditional love for everyone he knew will get us from day to day. He was a real guy, with a great sense of humor, who never pretended to be anything other than himself, often quoting Popeye saying, "I am what I am". And he was. Truly. He is survived by his devoted wife, Joanne; his son and daughter-in-law US Naval Petty Officer 2nd Class Jeffery and Jaclyn Lowman; son Joshua, 4; daughters, Nicole (fiance Justin), and Joyce, 10; his loving mother, Mary Jane Mott; siblings Lewis, Christine Cosgrove and Sean; his beautiful granddaughter Jazlyn; many other beloved family members and an extended family of close friends. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, August 14, 3pm, at Blount Curry Carrollwood Chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Moffitt Cancer Center in Jeff's name.- Elmira Star Gazette, August 13, 2010

MAGGS James E.
56, of 963 Tallman Hollow Road, Montoursville, died Wednesday, August 11, 2010, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. James was a Marine veteran of the Vietnam War and a Drywall Finisher. Born May 26, 1954, in Williamsport, he was the son of G. Fredrick Maggs and Shirley M. Warrenberger Bitler.  Surviving are a son, Jason (Kelly) Maggs and a daughter, Jaime (Ed) Coolidge, both of Williamsport; brothers, Timothy F. (Deborah) Maggs of South Williamsport, John and David Maggs, both of Williamsport, Dann (Lynnette) Maggs of Newport Richey, Fla.; a sister, Ellen Louise (Scott) Koser of South Williamsport and three grandchildren. In keeping with James's wishes there will be no services or visitation.- Williamsport Sun Gazette, August 13, 2010

MAHER Jane M - KENNA, Jane M.
Jane M. Kenna, 99, formerly of 533 Main Street, Oneida, died peacefully Wednesday afternoon, August 4, 2010 at the Oneida Healthcare Center Extended Care facility where she had been a resident since April 13, 2010. Jane was born on July 1, 1911 in Oneida the daughter of Joseph F. and Mary Garvin Maher.
She was a graduate of Oneida High School class of 1929. She then attended Boston University. Jane was employed in the credit department of Oneida Ltd. Silversmiths from March 1931 to July 1941. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Oneida. She married L. Pierce Kenna on July 5, 1937 in St. Patrick's Church, Oneida. Mr. Kenna died on January 26, 1981. Jane moved to Elmira in 1944 and returned to Oneida in 1982. Surviving are four sons and daughter-in-laws, J. Lawrence (Kathleen) Kenna of Bernalillo, NM, John P. (Jennifer) Kenna of Sackets Harbor, NY, F. James (Sara) Kenna of Dublin, CA and B. Thomas (Mary Jo) Kenna of Williamsville, NY; one brother and sister-in-law, J. Garvin (Florence) Maher of Oneida; one brother-in-law, Ward Coe of Rome, NY; nine grand children; three step grandsons and ten great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by two sisters, Kate Maihafer in February 1998 and Nan Coe January 2007 and brother-in-law, George Maihafer. Funeral Services will be held 9:00 AM, Wednesday, August 11, 2010 from the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc. and 9:30 AM in St. Patrick's Church where the Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Rev. Richard J. Kapral. Interment will be made in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Oneida. Friends are invited and may call Tuesday 4-6:30 PM at the funeral home, 342 Main Street Oneida. Memorial Contributions may be made to Hazel Carpenter Home 533 Main Street Oneida.  Star-Gazette - August 8, 2010

78, of Owego, died
on July 31, 2010 at Elcor Health Services, Horseheads, NY. Betty is survived by her beloved family: George, her devoted husband of 60 years; her children, Deborah and Stephen Johnston, Owego, Mary and Michael Kranz, Sayre, PA, Gary and Lori Oksutcik, Taylorsville, Utah; and her cherished granddaughter, Elizabeth Kranz, Sayre. She is also survived by a brother, Graydon Martin Jr., and was predeceased by her brothers Donald, Frank, and Clayton Martin, and sisters Doris Howland and Leona Hauptfleisch. Betty was a graduate of Ridley-Lowell, and had been employed by Endicott-Johnson, Owego Police Department, Tioga County Sheriff's Department, Tioga County Probation, Tioga Opportunities, John Hancock Insurance, and IBM Owego. In retirement, Betty and George enjoyed over 20 years of RV living, traveling throughout the country, and spending many winters in Arizona. Betty had many interest and talents, including floral arranging, cake decorating, jewelry making, and she enjoyed the casinos in Arizona and Nevada. Most of all, she was a loving, devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She made our home, holidays, and each of our lives so very special. Heartfelt gratitude is extended to Dr. Roberto Mauri, Elcor Health Services, and Southern Tier Hospice for the exceptional care and affection given to Betty and her family, and to Estey, Munroe & Fahey Funeral Home, Owego, for their compassionate assistance. To honor Betty's wishes, there will be no services. To honor her memory, she would want only for you to gather the people you love and have dinner together. Star-Gazette - August 8, 2010

McCABE Mary Rose (McCabe) Cheresnowsky died
Aug. 2, 2010. A life-long Valley resident she currently resided at the Ashton Healthcare Facility in Athens. Mary was 86 years old and has finally found the peace she had been seeking most of her life.  Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Sr., her daughter Linda, her father and mother Edward and Theresa McCabe.  Mary is survived by her daughter Theresa (Donald) Bump, and son Ted Jr. (Monica). In addition to nieces and nephews, Mary is survived by five grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  There will be no formal memorial service, only a private remembrance. Arrangements are with the Luckner Funeral Home 449 Park Avenue Waverly NY.- Sayre Morning Times, August 4, 2010

McCORMICK John T. McCormick
61, of New Albany, Pa., died in Christ on Aug. 2, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital, after a long illness, with his wife by his side. He was born on May 13, 1949, in Pittsburgh, Pa., the son of John M. and Bernice (Gutowski) McCormick. John attended Churchill Area High School and later received a bachelor's of science from the University of Pittsburgh. John married the love of his life Grace Olson on Oct. 2, 1971, in Pittsburg, Pa. John loved to work with his hands, flying private aircraft, hunting and working on cars. He also enjoyed the company of his cats and dogs. John was a Eucharistic Minister and Lector for The Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish and member of the Knights of Columbus Council St. John Newman No. 12406 and a Grand Knight of Tabernacle Council No. 8733. John was preceded in death by his father, John M. McCormick. John is survived by his wife, Grace McCormick at home; mother, Bernice McCormick of Eighty Four, Pa.; sister, Rosemary (Nick) Hanzivasilis of Eighty Four, Pa.; brothers: James (Diana) McCormick of Valley View, Ohio, Thomas (Laura) McCormick of Orange Village, Ohio; sister-in-law, Debbie Olson of Pittsburgh, Pa.; aunt, Thelma McCormick; his Godmother; and three nieces; three nephews; one great niece; one great nephew; several cousins and special friends.  A memorial mass will be held for John at 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 9, at St. Basil the Great Church, Dushore, Pa., with celebrant Fr. Joseph R. Hornick. There will be a period of visitation one hour prior to the service. At his request there will be no calling hours. The burial will take place at a later date at the convenience of the family. Flowers will be provided by the family; however, those who wish to may make a donation to St. Francis Xavier Memorial Garden: P.O. Box 307 Dushore, PA 18614 or the Dushore Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 517 Dushore, PA 18614.  Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810.- Towanda Daily Review, August 4, 2010

McCRACKEN Lawrence (Jimmy) McCracken
74, Enjoyed pro-wrestling, NASCAR, playing with his grandchildren.  Lawrence (Jimmy) McCracken, 74,  of Milan, Ridgeburry Twp., died
  Sunday, July 25th at home surrounded by his loving family. Jimmy was born in Binghamton, N.Y. on July 19, 1936 a son of the late Lawrence and Cora (Bennett) McCracken.  On March 5, 1988 Jimmy married Jeannie Frisbie at the Valley Full Gospel Tabernacle in Milan, Pa. Together they were married 22 years filling  their house with laughter and love. Jimmy enjoyed pro-wrestling, NASCAR, playing with his grandchildren, the great outdoors, and spending time with his wife, family, many friends and loved his dog Baby Bear. Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Marie McCracken and Loretta Russell. Jimmy is survived by his wife Jeannie McCracken at home; daughters and sons-in-law, Loretta McCracken and Bradley Kellogg of Candor, N.Y., Denise Stubbs of Plainsfield, Vt., Lori Stubbs and Richard Beaulieu of Jewett City, Conn., Debi Stubbs of Spencer, N.Y., Vicky and Roy Hunsinger of Athens, Pa.; son and daughter-in-law: Steven and Joleen Stubbs of Nichols, N.Y.; mother-in-law Dorothy Louise LaPlant of Troy, Pa.; brother, Robert (Nancy) McCracken of Watertown, N.Y.; brothers and sisters-in-law: William Russell of Athens, Pa., Tammy and Bromo Salsman of Milan, Bonnie Jones of Milan, Missie and Jermey McKean of Milan, Mike and Tammy LaPlant of Athens.  Several grandchildren, great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.  A memorial service and celebration of Jimmy’s life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. at the New Generation Church, Milan with pastor Doug Abbey officiating. In lieu of flowers those who wish may kindly consider a donation to a memorial fund to be set up in the name of Lawrence J. McCracken at the New Generation Church, RR1 Box 1B Milan, PA. 18831. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810.

MOSHER Frank Lowell - Frank Lowell Mosher Sr., 62, of Sayre, Pa. died
on Monday July 26, 2010 after a long battle with cancer at home with his family by his side. He was born on Dec. 3, 1947 in Waverly, N.Y., a son  of Lawrence Mosher.  On June 26, 1965 Frank married Rosemary Davis. Frank  is survived by his wife of 45 years Rosemary Mosher at home; daughters and sons-in-law: Brenda (Karl) Terry of Apalachin, N.Y., Gerry Dean of Johnson City, N.Y., Wendi Shephard of Sayre; sons and daughters-in-law Frank Jr. ( Jeanne ) Mosher of Johnson City, William (Joann) Mosher of Barton, N.Y.; grandchildren: Kimberly, Kyle and Kasandra Terry, Frank Mosher III, Jessica, Jason and Justin Relyea, Angela, Barbara and William Mosher, Becki, Toni and Mike Shephard; great grandchildren: Cotton, Donovan, Lilly, Ryan, and Scott Jr. Frank; also sisters: Sally, Mary, Michele and Rosie; brothers: Larry, Randy and Bucky and many friends. At Frank’s request all services will be private at the convenience or the family. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810. - Sayre Morning Times, July 31, 2010

OWEN Ivan - Ivan Owen, 78, husband of Carol (Boehm) Owen of Sayre, Pa. died on Aug. 2, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness. Ivan was born on March 26, 1932 in Chemung, N.Y., son of the late Robert and Ruth Passmore Owen. He served in the United States Air Force from 1950 – 1954 during the Korean War. He worked for the Sperry Rail Service for 38 years out of Danbury, Conn. Ivan was married to Carol Boehm Owen on June 13, 1959 in Waverly, N.Y. Some of his interests in life were hunting, fishing, Masons, VFW, American Legion, and Ridgebury Sportsman’s Club (lifetime member). He is survived by his wife of 51 years Carol Boehm Owen at home; son Ivan M. Owen of Sayre, Pa.; daughter and son-in-law Terrie and Gregory Paul of Sayre, Pa.; daughter Roxanna (Owen) Turco of Sayre, Pa.; son and daughter-in-law Dale and Britney Owen of Athens, Pa.; grandchildren Thomas Forest and Shannon Lewis of Waverly, N.Y.; James and Sherri Paul of East Smithfield, Pa.; Heidi Forest of Sayre, Pa.; Jonathan and Ashley Turco of Brookfield, Conn.; Gregory and Karrie Paul of Athens, Pa.; Stephanie Turco of Brookfield, Conn; Michael, Shaniece, Katrina Owen of Athens, Pa.; and ten great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter Grace (Owen) Miner; a brother Robert and sister-in-law Eloise Owen, a brother Franklin and sister-in-law Marcia Owen, and sister Alice and brother-in-law Bernard Tice. At his request there will be no calling hours or services. The family will hold a celebration of life on Saturday, Aug. 7th, 2010 at Ivan’s home, 601 Stevenson St. Sayre, PA from 2 to 6 p.m. for all family and friends. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Blauvelt Funeral Home 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. - Sayre Morning Times, August 5, 2010

PARR Megan Olivia - Megan Olivia Parr, infant daughter of Richard and Michelle Fly Parr of Mehoopany, died on Monday, Aug. 2, 2010 at Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda. In addition to her parents, she is survived by maternal grandparents, Richard and Virginia Fly of Wyalusing, and paternal grandparents, Adelaide Parr and the late Robert Parr of Tunkhannock, as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins. A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, August 7 at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Nativity BVM in Tunkhannock. Arrangements are by Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, August 5, 2010

Age 77, of Frankenmuth, MI, and formerly of Gibson, NY, ascended into Heaven to be with his dancing partner on Monday, August 2, 2010. Ed was born on July 4, 1933 in Bath, NY, the son of Joseph and Caroline (Sutryk) Patrick. He married Nancy Ives Stetler on April 19, 1974, and was predeceased by her in death on April 3, 2008. Ed was a graduate of Bradford Central School, 1951. He served as Codebreaker in the Army from 1952 to 1955, in the Korean Conflict, and broke many Korean codes. He was employed by Culligan of Corning and Wilson's Restaurant Supplies of Elmira, NY as a salesman. Edward is survived by two daughters, Colleen (C. J.) McLean of Corning, NY and Maureen (Ken) Crispell of Birch Run, MI; one son: Kelly Paul (Gina) Patrick of Elmira, NY; step-son, Gary Stetler of Pensacola, FL; step-daughters, Sandy (Mike) Diamond of Newark, NY, Jacque Stetler of Pensacola, FL, and Reegan (Steve) Keeler of Corning NY; brothers, James Patrick of Millerton, PA and Phillip Patrick of Corning NY; sister, Janet Patrick of Endicott, NY; 13 grandchildren, three great-grandsons, and many nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 6, 2010, at Bath National Cemetery in Bath, NY, with Rev. Gail Wilson officiating. A celebration of life will be held from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Friday at the Corning VFW on Baker Street. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be directed to the Corning VFW, 281 Baker St., Corning, NY 14830 or to the John P. Eaton American Legion, 8 River Road, Corning, NY, 14830. Arrangements are with Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 E. Pulteney Street in Corning.- Elmira Star Gazette, August 4, 2010

PIPER Elizabeth M "Beth" MCCARTY
68, of Roricks Glen Parkway, Elmira, NY, died
Friday, August 6, 2010 at the Hospicare Residence, Ithaca, NY. She was born in Montour Falls, daughter of the late Barton and Margaret Tripp Piper and was the widow of David G. McCarty. Beth attended Penn State University and Elmira College and was retired from the Elmira Correctional Institute where she had worked since 1981 as an accountant. She was a member of the New Beginnings Methodist Church in Elmira where she was very active with the Food Pantry. She was a member of the United Methodist's Women's Group, the Lion's Club and the Quilt Guild. Beth was an avid euchre player, and had a very special talent for quilting, sewing and knitting. Her exceptional culinary skills, and ability to make every holiday and birthday special, were greatly appreciated by her family. Her sense of humor, love of animals and football, and incredible generosity will be sorely missed. Beth is survived by her loving children, Barton P. McCarty (Stephanie Singerhoff) and Lydia Mychack (Timothy); her grandchildren, Matthew and Aaron Mychack and Philip, Jeremy and Ian Green. She is also survived by her cousin, W. John Smith; brother-in-law, Neal McCarty; her three nieces and Laurie Green and David McCarty. She is also survived by her special friend, Barb Oakes and many friends among the Food Pantry volunteers. In addition to her parents and husband, Beth was also predeceased by her sister, Margaret Mansfield. A celebration of Beth's life will be held on Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 6 p.m. at the New Beginnings United Methodist Church with Pastor Mike Weeden officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the New Beginnings U.M.C. Food Pantry, 300 E. Miller St., Elmira, NY 14904.  Star Gazette - August 9, 2010

REED Constance L. (Connie) Keeler
CORNING, NY - On August 11, 2010 Connie Keeler found her place and comfort after determinedly battling her illness. Her husband of 60 years, Sonny (Erford) kept his promise to her by allowing her to spend many unexpected months at home in front of her fireplace. She enjoyed countless hours with family who were with her right until that last moment. The job she loved the most was being grandmother to Jamie, Abby, Danny, Andrew, Matthew, and Whitney. Two years ago she beamed with pleasure when she acquired the new title of great grandmother to Rocco. She was pretty good at other jobs as well, but being a loving wife and mother was at the top of the list. She leaves all with many loving, wonderful memories that will ensure she remains with us forever, making us smile as we recall those moments. She will be well remembered and missed by many as she worked 31 years for the Town of Corning. She started as the Bill Collector for Gibson Water District and then became Deputy Town Clerk serving in that capacity until retiring in 2002. She enjoyed the many people she helped during her tenure at the town. In the years as her children were growing, she was very active in the community through the Gibson Fire Department Auxiliary. She did charity work for the American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society , March of Dimes, and served as assistant Den Mother for her sons' scout troops. She was a busy lady being wife, mother, and raising five children. She is survived by her loving husband Sonny (Erford) Keeler of Corning, and children: Dana of Ocean Isle Beach, NC; Allan (Chris) of Corning; Cathie (Jim) Jacobus of Horseheads; Steve (Reegan) of Corning; and Tom of Corning. She was a proud grandmother of six grandchildren: Jamie, Abby, Danny, Andrew, Matthew, and Whitney. She adored her great-grandchild, Rocco. She was pre-deceased by her parents Ross and Edith Reed; siblings Jeannette Maliszesky, Marjorie Zoerb, and William Reed. The family will receive friends at Acly-Stover Funeral Home, Corning on Friday, August 13, 2010 from 4-7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Jeffrey Becker officiating. Interment and committal prayers will follow in Hope Cemetery Annex, Corning. The family welcomes flowers or donations made to the American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society .- Elmira Star Gazette, August 13, 2010

ROWE Willie C.
Age 78, of East Third Street in Corning, NY went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, August 7, 2010 at Founders Pavilion in Corning following a long battle with diabetes. Willie was born in Elba, Alabama on March 2, 1932, the son of the late Roy and the late Luvenia (Burrow) Rowe. He served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955. He is survived by his daughters, Yvette Rowe of Geneva and Deborah Burrill of Corning; three sons, David (Joan) Rowe of Painted Post, Willie (Sherry) Rowe Jr. of Elmira, and Darryl Rowe of Port Byron; one sister, Vera (Cleveland) Brown of Elba, AL; 13 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Willie was predeceased by his nephew Ray Charles Brown, daughter-in-law Sandra Rowe, and by his best friend Sarge. Calling hours will be held on Friday, August 13th from 7-9 pm at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning where funeral services will be held on Saturday August 14th at 11:00 AM. Burial, with military honors, will be in Fairview Cemetery in Painted Post, NY. Star Gazette - August 10, 2010

SHADE Kathryn
Mrs. Kathryn S. Hopewell, 92, of 1900 Ravine Road, Williamsport and a long-time resident of South Williamsport, died
Thursday, August 12, 2010, at he Williamsport Home.  Kathryn was the widow of the late Harry M. N. Hopewell, who preceded her in death on August 19, 1995. Together they shared 52 years of marriage. They were united in marriage March 28, 1943. Mrs. Hopewell had been employed as a professional nurse in local industries. For many years, she had also served as a registered nurse with the local American Red Cross Bloodmobile. Kathryn was a member of the former Saint Paul Lutheran Church at Williamsport and was currently a member at the Saint Luke Lutheran Church at Williamsport. Kathryn was a graduate of the Watsontown High School. She was also a graduate of the former Williamsport Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1938. Mrs. Hopewell was an alumnus of the former Williamsport Hospital School of Nursing Association. She was also a member of the Williamsport Garden Club. She enjoyed gardening and was an avid card playing enthusiast.  Born at Williamsport December 21, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Bertha Laubach Shade.  Surviving are her nieces and nephews, Betty and her husband, Jim Crockett of Williamsport, Bob and his wife, Evelyn Shade of Denver, William F. Shade Jr. of Williamsport, and Sandy and her husband, Larry Foresman of Montgomery, 14 great nieces and nephews, 19 great great nieces and nephews, and seven great great great nieces and nephews.  In addition to her late parents and her late husband, she was also preceded in death by her late two brothers, William F. Shade and Fred Shade. She was also preceded in death by her niece, Doris "Dodie" Shade in December 1995. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 14, 2010, at the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport. The Rev. Dr. Charles M. Heaps, a retired Lutheran pastor, will officiate. Interment will immediately follow at Muncy Cemetery.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at the Noll Funeral Home. The family respectfully declines to receive floral tributes and respectfully suggests that contributions in memory of Mrs. Kathryn S. Hopewell may be made, if so desired, to the Saint Luke Lutheran Church, 1400 Market St., Williamsport, PA 17701.- Williamsport Sun Gazette, August 13, 2010

Iona J. (Shaylor) Sherrill went home to be her Lord Thursday, May 20, in Alabama following a brief illness. She was a 1951 graduate of Troy High School and a 1954 graduate of Practical Bible Training School in Johnson City, NY. She is predeceased by her parents, Howard and Ruth Shaylor of Troy, two infant brothers, and a brother Stanley. She is survived by her husband William E. Sherrill of Daphne, AL; two daughters; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and two sisters – Leida (Mrs. Lee) Mead of Liberty, NC, and Doris Reese of Sayre, PA.- Canton Independent Sentinel, August 13, 2010

SHEERER Silas James Jr.
Painted Post, N.Y. — Silas James Sheerer, Jr., age 76, of Painted Post, died
on Sunday, August 1, 2010.  A funeral service was held on Monday, August 9, 2010 at Bath National Cemetery.  The address for donations to Thurston Christian Church was incorrect.  The correct address is Thurston Christian Church, 7511 County Route 333, Campbell, NY, 14821.- Corning Leader, August 13, 2010

Age 72 of Trumansburg, NY died
at home Sunday, away at home Sunday, August 8, 2010 at home with his loving family at his side. Bert was born January 24, 1938. He was a graduate of Interlaken High School. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Yvonne (Bonnie) Dean; his children Barbara (Timothy) Terrell, Burdett, NY, Diane (John) Taber, Trumansburg, NY, Douglas, Hardyston, NJ and special niece Patricia Stewart, Orlando, FL; Grandchildren Naomi and Patrick Terrell; sisters and sister-in-laws Eleanor Swartz, Ithaca, Betty Reynolds, Troy, PA, Agnes Morris, Homer, NY, Katherine "Katie", Canandaigua, NY and Doris, Lyons, NY; his brothers Thomas Stewart, Caywood, NY and Harold (Barbara) Interlaken, NY; Sister-in-law, Dorothy Dean, several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Bert and Mary Huff Stewart; sisters Evelyn Georgia and Rita Fish, is brothers Frederick and George, his brother in law Earl P. Dean. Friends may call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee Street, Montour Falls, NY on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 from 2 to 4 PM followed by a Memorial Service at 4 PM. A private burial will be at the convenience of the family in the Union Cemetery of Hector, Burdett, NY. Star Gazette - August 10, 2010

STONE Robert "Bob" Stone
83, of Ellenton, Pa., died
at his home on Friday, Aug. 13, 2010.  Robert Sanford Stone was born on June 18, 1928 at the family home in Canton, Pa. He was a son of the late Dana and Bessie (Carl) Stone. In earlier years, Bob was employed by Bob Ellis and Canton's Swayze Folding Box Company as a truck driver. He later worked as a mechanic for McClure Motor Company in Troy for many years. Bob was a Canton Borough police officer from September 1970 to December 1979 and served as sergeant from 1975 to 1979. He was also a Bradford County constable for several years and a McNett Township election official. Community was very important to Bob. He spent years volunteering as a Bradford County Cub Scout master. He was a lifetime member of Canton's Innes Hose Fire Company, a member of the Odd Fellows Club for a time, a current member of Shunk's Endless Winds Volunteer Fire Company and the Western Alliance Ambulance Association where he spent many hours going door to door for their membership drives. Bob also enjoyed delivering meals for the Meals on Wheels Program. Bob's interests included playing cards (Euchre being his favorite), bowling, woodworking, NASCAR and traveling with his children and grandchildren. His motto for campfires was "Bigger is always better." Bob also enjoyed helping on the McClure Motors race car team. Surviving are: his wife of 48 years, the former Lois M. Laninger; three sons, Lee Stone (Lee), Ronald Stone (Sue) Kenneth Stone (Cherryl); three daughters, Barbara Spencer (Laverne), Sharon Patton and Teresa Morgan (Vern); a sister, Diane Stiles (Gerald); a brother, Edward Stone, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; also his pet pug and companion, Roxy. He was predeceased by a son, Terry Miller and a grandson, Terry Spencer. Friends may call from noon - 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive in Canton. A memorial service and celebration of Bob's life will follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. A luncheon and time of fellowship will follow at the Endless Winds Volunteer Fire Company, Route 154, in Shunk. Those who wish may consider a memorial donation in Bob's name to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848. - Towanda Daily Review, August 15, 2010

Age 76, of Yellow Rock Lane in Horseheads, died
unexpectedly on Wed., Aug. 4, 2010. She is survived by her daughters and son, Patricia (Richard) Kotenski of CT, Robin (Mel) Hemperly of Myers Town, PA, John (Robin) Makinster of Horseheads, NY, Kelly Lattin of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Beau, Angela (Kurt), Christy, Pamela, Jonathan, Winston, Robyn, Mary, Richard, and Sherry; great-grandchildren, Aidan, Nial, Nolan, Noah, Tyler, Brianna and Mariah; several brothers and sisters, Ward, Jack, Bernice and Lea Strang. Lea was a longtime resident of South Carolina retiring from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston where she was operations manager there. After the death of her late husband, Frederick Tew in 1989, she moved to Horseheads and lived with her son and daughter-in-law. She was loved by all who knew her and will be truly missed. She loved poetry, reading and teaching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, from 5-6:00 p.m. Her service will take place there at the conclusion of calling hours at 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Lea with memorials to Tompkins Corner Fire Department.  Star-Gazette - August 7, 2010

TINGLEY Eleanor (Tingley) Ross
93, of Harford, Pa., died Aug. 9, 2010, at Meadow View Senior Living Center, Montrose Pa. She was the wife of Eugene W. Ross who predeceased her on July 12, 2004. Eleanor was born Oct. 25, 1916, in Harford Township, daughter of the late Arthur and Rebecca Rushworth Tingley. She was a member of the Harford Congregational Church. She graduated from Harford High School and Mansfield Normal School with a teaching certificate. Later she attended Marywood and completed additional courses to keep her teaching certificate current. Her first teaching assignment was the Wright School House between Cameron Corners and Glenwood where she taught all eight grades. Over the years she substituted many times in the Mountain View School District. Her cooking and baking talents were well known. Gardening was another passion of hers.  The family is grateful to Dr. Sayre, Dr. Gary Russell, Dr. Smith and Dr. Speicher, Meadow View and Traditional Hospice from Dunmore, also Area Aging and Trehab for the excellent care and help she received in the last few years of her life.  Surviving are two daughters, Connie Breese, Harford Pa., Carol Chullin, Baltimore, Md.; eight grandsons; five granddaughters; five great-grandsons; eight great-granddaughters; many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; one brother-in-law and wife, Ward and Margaret Ross from the Leraysville area; one sister-in-law and husband, Donna and Allen Arnold, New Milford, Pa. Eleanor was predeceased by her brother, George Tingley; sisters-in-law, Betty Tingley, Arlene Kissel, Zadie Ross; brother-in-law, Elwin Ross; and wife Gladys.  Visiting hours will be from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the Harford Congregational Church. Memorial Service will be at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in the Harford cemetery.  Towanda Daily Review - August 9, 2010

TITLOW Peter Groh
Peter Groh Titlow peacefully joined his Heavenly Father and all believers from time immemorial on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Porter White Titlow; his mother, Elizabeth Groh Titlow; his children and their spouses, Meade and Sean Ferrigan, Arden and Kim Meier, Daniel and Carrie Titlow; and his two grand-daughters, Shaylee and Abbey Meier. He loved each member of his family dearly.  Peter was born in Abington, on May 11, 1947. He was an Eagle Scout and graduated from Abington High School in 1965 and Syracuse University in 1969. He worked as a chemical engineer for Rohm & Haas, Corning, Inc., and GTE. He later became a math and science teacher at Corning Christian Academy after obtaining his teaching certificate at Mansfield University in 1987. He returned to engineering as a self-employed professional engineer for the last decade. He has been an active and devoted member of Lindley Community Church for the last 30 years. He was known throughout his life for his wisdom and his thirst for knowledge and has passed that legacy on to everyone he has met, especially his children and students. A memorial service will be held at Lindley Community Church in Lindley, N.Y., at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to one of the following organizations: Lindley Community Church Missions Fund, P.O. Box 94, Lindley, N.Y. 14858; Corning Christian Academy Financial Aid Fund, 11 Aisne St., Corning, N.Y. 14830; or Laurel Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.  Wellsboro Gazette - August 10, 2010

URSIDA Josephine - Mrs. Josephine Bickford, age 86, of Gouverneur, died
on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at the Elderwood Nursing Home in Waverly, N.Y. where she has resided since 2002. Her funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in the East Riverside Cemetery, Gouverneur. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to French Funeral Home. Josephine was born on Aug. 30, 1923 in Sayre, Pa. to the late Carmello and Angelina Ursida. She graduated from the South Waverly, Pa. High School. She married Richard J. Bickford on August 19, 1946. The couple lived in Gouverneur and where well known for their splendid roller skating. Mr. Bickford died
on July 2, 1990. Mrs. Bickford was a Licensed Practical Nurse for E.J. Noble Hospital in Gouverneur for many years. Josephine also enjoyed crocheting and her time spent with her sisters. Her survivors include her three sisters; Antoinette Bird of Waverly and Lucile Bagalini and Rose Alexander, both of Sayre, Pa.. Josephine is also survived by her nieces and nephews. - Sayre Morning Times, August 3, 2010

John Van Hassent, 88, of Colonial Circle, Campbell, NY died Sunday, August 1, 2010, at Corning Hospital. John was born in the Town of Howard on February 5, 1922, the son of Garrett and Louise (Kissner) Van Hassent. He married Helen (Drumm) on August 19, 1945 in Campbell, NY. John graduated from Canisteo Central School in 1938. He was a pipe fitter from Local 267. He was a co founder and co operator of Campbell Campgrounds, Inc. for 21 years. He served as a director of CONY (Campground Owners of NY) and a director of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC). He was a long time member of the Campbell Presbyterian Church serving in many capacities and since its closing he had been a member of the Painted Post First Presbyterian Church. He was a member and Past Master of Savona Lodge #755 F&AM, a member of Corning Consistory, a Past Patron and past grand officer of Savona Chapter #614 OES, and a member of Tuscarora-Woodhull #273 OES. He is survived by his wife, Helen Van Hassent of Campbell; son, John Thomas (Jara) Van Hassent of Knoxville, TN; daughter, Anne Short of Elmira; 2 granddaughters, Lauren (Rick) Upchurch and Lane Van Hassent of MD; 5 great grandchildren, Reece, Christian, Ayden, Jacqueline and Ever all of MD; brother, Gerard (Dorie) Van Hassent of Hornell; sisters, Dorothy (Neil) Schoonejongen, of FL and Trudy (Chester) Hendricks of Horseheads; brothers-in-law, Fred (Bev) Drumm of Campbell and Dick (Wilma) Drumm of Campbell; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son-in-law, Bill, brother, Russell Koert and sister, Viola Gladwin. The family would like to thank all the staff on Corning Hospital's ICU unit for all the care they gave to John. The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 5, 2010 from 6-9 p.m. at Acly-Stover Funeral Home, Corning. A Masonic service will be held at 8:30 p.m. followed by an OES services at 8:45 p.m. Calling hours will be held on Friday at the funeral home from 12-2 p.m. followed by funeral services at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Kennedy officiating. Interment will be in Chapel Knoll Cemetery. The family will provide flowers but request donations to be made to: Painted Post First Presbyterian Church or the charity of ones choice.- Elmira Star Gazette, August 3, 2010

WEEKS Shirley L - CAMPBELL, Shirley L.
Age 82 of Watkins Rd. Pine Valley died
Tues. Aug. 10, 2010 at the Manor at Bethany Village. Shirley was born Aug. 4, 1928 in Elmira, NY, a daughter to the late Allen and Amber (Clyne) Weeks. She is survived by her daughters and sons, Barbara Kinsman of Horseheads, NY, Terri (Wes) McNett of Roaring Branch, PA, L. Steven Campbell of Philadelphia, PA, Scott Campbell of Reeders, PA and Mitchell (Sue) Campbell; ten grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Alberta Keck of Galeton, PA, Mary Hendricks of Pine Valley, NY, Richard (Sally) Weeks of Virginia, Lew Weeks of Idaho; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by grandson, Dustin McNett. Shirley was a loving mother and devoted grandmother. She was a caring nurse employed at Elcor Health Service Center in Horseheads for 28 years. Shirley had a true fondness for co-workers and patients. She possessed a forgiving and kind nature. She also enjoyed gambling trips with her "bus buddies." Mom made the best fudge ever. She will be dearly missed by family and friends. Our thanks to the staff and caregivers at St. Joseph's Hospital and Bethany Manor. Services with the Barber Funeral Home are private.  Star-Gazette - August 12, 2010

WRIGHT Wayne Wendell - Wayne "Mike" Wright, 85, of Bodines, Pa., died
Thursday morning, July 29, 2010, at the Gatehouse in Williamsport. Wayne Wendell Wright, "Mike" to family and friends, was born on Sept. 19, 1924 in Canton, Pa. He was one of eight children in the family of the late Meylert and Marion (Wilcox) Wright. Mike worked as an equipment operator with Antrim Mining Company for many years, retiring in 1987. A hard working and devoted family man, the welfare of his family always came first. Mike enjoyed nature and being outdoors, especially fishing. Surviving are his wife, the former Aleatha Tillotson; four children, Larry (Carole) Wright of York, Lyle Wright of Bodines, James (Ellen) Wright of Williamsport and Deb (Tim) Lamb of Covington; 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; five siblings, Marie May, Shirley Wolfe, Mark Wright, Phyllis Ward and Merylene DeWalt, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by a brother and sister, Philip Wright and Jennie Bellows. Funeral services will be private. Those who wish may make a memorial in Mr. Wright's name to The Gatehouse Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701. Assisting his family is Pepper Funeral Home in Canton.- Towanda Daily Review, July 31, 2010

YINGST Nancy A. (Yingst) Cook
70, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., died
on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010 at the Troy Community Hospital. She was the loving wife of Alan Roy Cook, Sr. The couple married May 22, 1965 and had 45 happy years together.  Family and friends are welcome to gather from 5 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 13, 2010 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa. The memorial service to honor Nancy's life will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 13 at the funeral home with Rev. Andrew Phillips of Berrytown Wesleyan Church officiating.  Nancy was born on Oct. 22, 1939 in Fox Chase, Pa., daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Alice (Sutton) Yingst, Sr. She was a graduate of Doylestown High School, Class of 1957. Nancy worked for Bradford County Children and Youth Services. She cared for foster children at Sage House in Towanda until she retired in 1999. Nancy volunteered for ARCC in Towanda, she and Roy were foster parents, and she enjoyed traveling to Maine and Australia. She was a Girl Scout leader for many years, enjoyed exercising at Healthy Habits, was an avid reader, and enjoyed sewing, quilting, and crocheting. She adored her dogs Max, Smidge, and Bitta. Nancy loved her Lord.  To Nancy, family was everything. Her family includes her husband Roy, her children: Kathleen Sullivan of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Wendy (Neil) Maloney of Waaia, Australia, Alan Roy (Cynthia) Cook Jr. of Gillett, Pa., Vicki (Shawn) Neitz of Lima, N.Y., and Kevin (Shanna Learn) Cook of Wildwood Crest, N.J., 14 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, and her brothers Benjamin F. Yingst Jr. and Carlos Yingst.
Towanda Daily Review - August 11, 2010

? BROWN, June Clark
Age 87, of Montour Falls, NY, died
on Friday, August, 6, 2010, at the Seneca View Nursing Facility. Her daughter, Ruth (Fred) Barr of Montour Falls, NY, survives Mrs. Brown; 17 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren; and niece, Janet Green. Mrs. Brown was predeceased by her first husband, Alfred Clark Sr.; son, Alfred Clark Jr.; daughters, Mary Moore and Betty Crane; and her second husband, Nelson Brown. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Monday, August 9, 2010, from 1-3 p.m. Her funeral and committal service will be held following visitation at 3 p.m. with Rev. Sheila Price to officiate. Interment in Second Milo Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Star-Gazette - August 7, 2010

? BASSETT, Helen L.
Age 92, of Canal St., Montour Falls, NY, died
on Sunday, August 1, 2010. Mrs. Bassett was predeceased by her sons, Jackie, Robert and Elmer Horton. She is survived by her children, Paul (Jean) Horton of Sullivanville, NY, Nancy (David) Radka of Hendersonville, TN, Jean Horton of Burdett, NY, Raymond (Rose) Jaynes of Troy, MT, Tim (Jan) Jaynes of Odessa, NY and Gary (Josephine) Jaynes of Ithaca, NY; stepchildren: William (Alta) Jaynes of Reynoldsville, NY, Edward Knapp of Odessa, NY, Lyle (Beverly) Knapp of Trumansburg, NY, Ronny (Sharon) Knapp of Millerton, PA, and Wayne Knapp of Texas; 17 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and longtime friend, Clara Staples. Mrs. Bassett was a loving mother and grandmother and was a Nurses Aide and a Home Health Provider. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Friday, August 6, 2010, from 1 to 3 p.m. Her funeral service will be held there following visitation at 3 p.m. Interment will be in Union Cemetery of Hector at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to remember Mrs. Bassett may do so through memorials to the Schuyler County Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 2, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. - Elmira Star Gazette, August 4, 2010

? STUMPF, Betty J.
Age 71, of Pine City, NY died
peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Friday, August 6, 2010 at Teresa House in Geneseo with her family at her side. She was loved by all who knew her and will be truly missed. She was the wife of the late Matthew J. Stumpf. She is survived by one son Matthew J. Stumpf; two daughters, Kelly Lemoncelli and Julia Stumpf; four grandchildren Matthew C. Stumpf, Lucas Lemoncelli, Anna Lemoncelli and Ashton Munters; also a twin sister and five brothers. Friends and family are welcome to attend a Memorial Service planned for Monday, August 9, 2010 at 4 pm at Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church. Memorial Contributions may be made in her memory to Teresa House (Hospice Home), 21 Highland Rd, Geneseo, NY 14454.
Star-Gazette - August 8, 2010

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