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BERG Lavera M. Hoose, 81
Lavera Madeline Hoose, 81, of Coats died Friday, Aug. 13, 2010.  A memorial service was held 3 p.m. Aug. 15 at West & Dunn Funeral Home Chapel, Benson, by Dean Jesse Nunn. Survivors include daughters, Lynette Zurn of Coats and Linda Edinger of New York; sons, James Hoose of Sayre, Pa., Robert Hoose and Richard Hoose, both of Athens, Pa., and Donald Hoose of Benson; a brother, Gene Berg of California; sisters, Phyllis Barrett of Big Flats, N.Y., and Elaine Morse of Four Oaks; 15 grandchildren; and 18 greatgrandchildren. The Daily Record, Dunn, NC  Submitted by Sandi Hoose.

BHANDARI - Alexander Atul Bhandari passed peacefully in the arms of his parents on August 29, 2010.  Baby Alex was born at 9:34 p.m. on August 12, 2010, to parents Atul Bhandari and Kristen Schneck in Pittsburgh, Pa. During his sixteen short days here on Earth, he touched many lives and was loved deeply by family and friends. Baby Alex enjoyed holding hands and receiving kisses from his family, listening as his mommy and daddy sang songs and read stories, and being told "I love you" an uncountable amount of times. On several occasions he rewarded his parents by opening his eyes. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his older brother, Trevor; maternal grandparents, William and Diane Schneck of Muncy; and paternal grandparents, Vijay and Suvira Bhandari of Mumbai, India. He is deeply loved by his aunts and uncles, his cousins and many others.  Visitation will be held at noon on Thursday, September 2, 2010, at Grenoble Funeral Home, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, followed by funeral services at 1 p.m. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Donald P. Edwards, pastor of St. Andrew Evangelical Lutheran Church, Muncy. A graveside service will immediately follow at St. John's Lutheran-Brick Church Cemetery in Montgomery.  A Memorial Service will be held in Pittsburgh in the upcoming weeks. More details will be announced at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Baby Alex's memory to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, One Children's Hospital Drive, Central Plant, Floor 3, 4401 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224-1342, Community.- Williamsport Sun Gazette, September 1, 2010

BOSLAND Jeanette M. Kerekes
74, of Rome, Pa. died with Christ on Aug. 29th, 2010  at the Towanda Memorial Hospital. She was born on Aug. 16, 1936 in Passaic, NJ., a daughter of William and Alice (Notabun) Bosland.  On Feb. 11th, 1956 she married Stephen Kerekes at the Most Holy Name Church in Garfield, NJ. Jeanette was a licensed Beautician in NJ and loved to cook.  After their retirement Jeanette and Stephen moved to RR1 Rome enjoying the country setting. A memorial service for Jeanette will be announced at a future date. - Sayre Morning Times, September 2, 2010

CASSELBERRY Jack E. Casselberry Sr., 75, of Mechanicsburg, died
Friday, August 20, 2010 at Holy Spirit Hospital at Camp Hill. He was born October 28, 1934, in Hillsgrove, Pa., son of Ralph Casselberry and Catherine Casselberry Haas. He graduated from Lewisburg High School where he was a star football player. After school he served in the Marine Corps and was the electrical crew chief for the Marine I and II helicopters for President Eisenhower and Vice President Nixon. Following the service, he worked for AMP, Inc. for 32 years prior to his retirement and he was instrumental in the start of both Casselberry Service Co. and Castle Clean. He was a member of RSES, and in his free time enjoyed woodworking, camping, gardening and his dogs.  Surviving are his wife, Wilma N. (Stumbaugh) Casselberry; his sons, Jack Jr. and wife Kimberly of Lewisberry, Jeffrey and wife Theresa of Indiana, and Michael and wife Mary Ann of Mechanicsburg; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister, Patricia Day of Williamsport and a half-brother, Bill Haas of Lewisburg.  Other than his parents, Jack was predeceased by two sisters, Helen Straub of Milton, and Virginia Fisher of New Columbia, and three step-brothers, Roger Haas of McEwensville, Kenneth Haas of Va., and Clark Haas of Lewisburg.  Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 26 at Malpezzi Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment took place privately in Norland Cemetery, Chambersburg.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Helen Opperman Krause Animal Foundation, P.O. Box 311, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, August 31, 2010

COCCO Louis A.
Age 79, well known valley businessman, of 35 Ball Street, Waverly, NY died
Friday evening, September 3, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre surrounded by his loving family. Louis was born November 24, 1930 in South Waverly, PA, the son of the late Vito Cocco and Mary Cooper Cocco. He was a graduate of Waverly High School class of 1948 and the Rochester Business Institute in Rochester, NY. Louis served as District Manager for the Metropolitan Insurance Company in the Endicott, NY and Sayre, PA offices for over 30 years until his retirement. He was a communicant of Blessed Trinity Parish, St. James Catholic Church Waverly, NY. Louis was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Guthrie Health Care System and the Shepard Hills Country Club and was a Past President of the Waverly School Board. Louis was proud to have been a Founding Member of the Valley Notre Dame Club. He also held membership with the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge in Sayre, Loyal Order of Moose in Waverly, Metropolitan Veterans Association and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Sayre Savings & Loan. Louis is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Betty Bornheimer Cocco; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Laurie Cocco of Batavia, NY; daughters and sons-in-law, Terri and David Pannone of Waverly, NY, Diane "DeeDee" and Peter Tymoski of Sayre, PA, Lori and Brien Grow of Honeoye Falls, NY, Lisa and David Robbins of Fairport, NY; 15 Grandchildren, Adam Pannone, Alex Pannone, Linsey Cole, Ashley Cole, Jenna Tymoski, Jacqueline and Brian Welsch, Jennifer and Alex Rybczak, Jessica Cocco, Nicholas and Jennifer Grow, Kathryn Grow, Krista Grow, Jacob Robbins, Lukas Robbins, Caleb Robbins, and Noah Robbins; twin great-grandsons, Charles and Henry Welsch; brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Elizabeth Cocco of South Waverly, PA; sister-in-law, Jean Cocco of Waverly, NY; Special Nieces and Nephews, Cathy and Bill Soprano of Waverly, NY, Mary and Kevin Gosney of Binghamton, NY,Steve Cocco of Sayre, PA, Tom and Nicole Cocco of Waverly, NY; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many good friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Blessed Trinity Parish, St. James Catholic Church, Waverly, NY with the Rev. Vincent Langan as celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. James Cemetery, Waverly, NY. The family will receive friends Tuesday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the church.  Elmira Star Gazette, September 5, 2010

CORBIN Alden "Al" Wade Corbin
71, of Muncy, died Tuesday, August 31, 2010, at his home. Born February 26, 1939, in Mapleton Depot, Huntingdon County, he was a son of the late Miles and Ethel Heaster Corbin. He and his wife, the former Terrie Henderson, celebrated 46 years of marriage on March 13, 2010.  Al was a graduate of the Captain Jack Joint High School, Class of 1957. He graduated from The Williamsport Technical Institute in 1960 and from the California University of Pennsylvania in 1965 with a bachelor of science degree in education. For 34 years Al was employed with the Montoursville High School as an Industrial Arts teacher, retiring in 1999. Following retirement, he served on the East Lycoming School Board for several years and was a substitute teacher for Montgomery, Loyalsock and East Lycoming school districts. He was a member of the Moreland Baptist Church and had served as a deacon and trustee. Al also played Peter in the Last Supper Drama for over ten years. "Toolman" Wade was often consulted on "how to construct" or "how to fix" numerous items. He was always a source for tools and equipment also. Wade leaned on the Lord and thrived on laughter and conversation with family and friends. Both father and sons were blessed with a beautiful relationship. He was a great friend!  Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sons, Brett E. (Lisa) Corbin of Muncy and Joshua P. (Jennifer) Corbin of Seattle, Washington; and six grandchildren, Skylar, Ethan, Landon, Grace, Sara and Jonah Corbin. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, at the Moreland Baptist Church, 118 Moreland Baptist Road, Muncy, with the Rev. Carl Harris and Lucy Temple, CLM co-officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville. Flowers are welcome; however, memorial contributions may also be made to the Moreland Baptist Church. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, September 2, 2010

COTT Audrey Mae Gilbert Jones
82, formerly of Forksville, Pa. died
on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010 at the Highlands Care Center in Laporte, Pa.  Audrey was born in Dushore, Pa., a daughter of the late Lawrence and Audra Steiner Cott. She graduated from the Estella High School, a member of the class of 1947. She married Leslie Earl Gilbert of Forksville on June 21, 1947. She worked as a seamstress for Dushore Lingerie while raising her children and later operated for many years Gilbert's Dom Care Home, in Estella, which was one of the first assisted living facilities in Sullivan County. Her spouse Leslie predeceased her in 1986. She later moved to Emporium and married Jack E. Jones, who predeceased her in 2009.  Audrey was a loving spouse, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a very caring person and took in hunters during the season and later in life helped to take care of folks needing assistance in their homes. She was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church in Emporium. Surviving are: three sons, Lawrence Earl (Marilyn) Gilbert of Canton, Pa., Carl Joe (Brenda) Gilbert of Berwick, Pa., and Chris Harris (Mandy) Gilbert of Canton, Pa.; three daughters, Joann Leslie (Earl) Chase of Dushore, Pa., Amy Beth (Richard) Sweigart of Dushore, Pa., and Carrie Lynn (Theodore James) Smith of Bloomsburg, Pa.; brother, Carl (Grace) Cott of Forksville, Pa.; sister, Gail (Clark) Walker of New Era, Pa.; sister-in-law, Judy Cott of Millville, Pa.; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; 12 grandchildren, James Leslie Gilbert, Kimberly Ann Gilbert, Brian Chase, Brent Chase, Corey Lee Gilbert, Olivia Fry, Monica Carey, Stephanie Johnson, Melissa Mae Sweigart, Richard Leslie Sweigart, Joshua James Smith and Julia Lynn Smith; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Larry Cott.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, pastor of St. Basil's Church, presiding. Interment will be in the Forksville Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

CUSICK William J.
Age 72, of Elmira, died unexpectedly at home on Sunday, August 29, 2010. Bill was born November 15, 1937, a son of the late Dr. William J. and Doris (Conboy) Cusick. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his infant son Timothy David Cusick, twin brother Francis "Bud" Cusick, and brother Danny Cusick. Bill is survived by his beloved wife Diane Lampilia Cusick, with whom he would have celebrated 50 years of marriage on October 1st; children, with their families, Daniel P. and Patricia Cusick of Gig Harbor, WA, with children, Rachel, Adrian and Joey; Elizabeth A. and Jeff Quick of Salt Lake City, UT, with son Glen; William C. and Tara Cusick of Elmira, with children, Jacob, Bridgett, Abigail, and Eva; great-grandchildren, Kollin and Kaden; sister Dee Hayes Overton of Elmira; mother-in-law Jane Lampila of Elmira; sister-in-law Molly Cusick of Elmira; brother-in-law David Lampila of Hornell; along with many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Bill's greatest love was family and his family now treasures many special memories that they hold close. He was a U S Marine Corps Veteran. He retired as Shipping Manager for Libbey Glass in Toledo, OH. After his retirement Bill and Diane moved back to Elmira, where Bill worked part time as a Security Guard for St. Joseph's Hospital. He was a member of the E.J. Brewer Marine Corps League Detachment, a member of the Msgr. John J. Lee Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and a communicant of St. Mary's Church. Bill was the type of man who made friends easily and he will be missed by all the people whose lives he touched. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Those wishing may remember Bill with a donation to the St. Mary's Church Restoration Fund, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira, NY 14904.- Elmira Star Gazette, August 31, 2010

DAVIES Keith Mahlon
Keith M. Davies age 58, of Esters Road in Irving, Texas, formerly of Corning, died Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at Vibra Specialty Hospital of Dallas,Texas. Keith was born in Corning on June 17, 1952, to Richard and Wanda (Wilson) Davies. He worked in vehicle repair and maintenance and apartment maintenance and management in North Carolina, Florida, and Texas. He had a passion for working on computers and enjoyed building and operating computer systems. He is survived by his mother: Wanda Davies of Painted Post; daughter, Jessica Davies of Corning; brother, David (Connie) Davies of Painted Post; nieces, Jill (J.R. Miller) Kibler and Kimberly (Andrew) Klein; great nephews, Bryce, Jarred, and Jackson Kibler; and great nieces, Grace and Lillian Klein. Keith was predeceased by his father Richard L. Davies and brother Richard J. Davies. Services will be held at the convenience of the family in Elmwood Cemetery in Caton, NY. Memorial donations may be made in Keith's name to the Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 and the First Baptist Church of Corning, 110 East First Street, Corning, NY 14830. Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Corning has been entrusted with local arrangements. - Elmira Star Gazette, September 4, 2010

DAVIS Lucinda L. "Cindy" CLARK
Age 55 of Horseheads, NY died
on Monday August 30, 2010. Lucinda was born on October 18, 1954 in Bath, NY the daughter of Donald Gerald and Betty Ann Briggs Davis. Cindy was a graduate of Southside High School Class of 1972. She married her husband Robert H. Clark Jr. on September 22, 1979. Cindy was a Day Care Provider in Horseheads, NY. She was pre-deceased by her brother Donald G. "Chip" Davis II. Lucinda is survived by her loving husband of 30 years Robert H. Clark Jr.; daughters; Kristy Clark Voorhees and Joel Voorhees of Pine City, NY; Kayla Clark of Syracuse, NY; Amandie Clark of Corning, NY; 8 grandchildren; parents: Donald G. and Betty A. Davis of Pine City, NY; sister and brother-in-law: Dawn "Mickey" and Robert Sosnoski of Elmira, NY; brothers and sister-in-law: Dane and Kathleen Davis of Horseheads, NY; Jeff and Stephanie Davis of Corning, NY; Jeremy Davis and fiancée Jen Bradt of Big Flats, NY; grandmother Ila Wagner of Dayton, TN; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Calvary Chapel of the Southern Tier 601 Pennsylvania Ave in Elmira, NY on Friday September 3, 2010 from 5-7PM. Lucinda's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 7 PM with the Rev. Larry Galletti officiating. ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS. Arrangements entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.- Elmira Star Gazette, September 2, 2010

DEITZ Gail - Mrs. Gail E. Whipple
70, of Homet's Ferry, died
on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010 after a courageous battle with COPD. Gail was born in Albany, N.Y. on Aug. 8, 1940, a daughter of the late Harold and Edythe Vining Deitz. She lived near Bern, N.Y. where she graduated from the local high school and attended college to be a medical transcriptionist. She worked for many years as a waitress and bartender for the Wyalusing Hotel and the Windy Mill Inn in Black Walnut. She married L. Dale Whipple of Wyalusing on Dec. 19, 1986. Gail was a loving spouse, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoyed traveling and resided in Ocala, Fla. during the winter months. She enjoyed Nascar racing and especially loved to follow her son, Mark, in his micro-sprint racing at the local track in Homet's Ferry. Surviving are: her spouse, Dale, at home; two sons, Michael (Barb) Wurzler of Williamsville, N.Y., and Mark (Maria) Wurzler of Wyalusing, Pa.; daughter Cheryl O'Neil of McKinney, Texas; step-daughter Dawn (David) Camp of Wyalusing, Pa.; brother, James Deitz of Marietta, Ga.; 10 grandchildren, Julia Donnelley, Jessica Walters, Melissa O'Neil, Kevin O'Neil, Tara Wurzler, Michelle Wurzler, Mark Wurzler, Justin Newhart, Kayla Waluk and Alan Newhart; and six great-grandchildren, Taytlyn Stiehl, Owen Donnelley, Gianna Hudock, Dawson Newhart, Jenalee Newhart and Gage Waluk. She was predeceased by her son-in-law, Michael O'Neil, and a step-son, Dale E. Whipple. Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Pa.- Towanda Daily Review, September 1, 2010

DONAHUE Edward R. Donahue, Sr.
83, of Retta, PA, died
on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born and raised in South Plainfield, NJ, Edward lived in South Plainfield for most of his life before retiring to Retta in 1987. He was a graduate of North Plainfield High School and had attended Rutgers University. As a Navy Veteran, Edward enlisted in 1945 and served aboard the USS Perry serving in Hawaii and Japan as a Fireman First Class before his honorable discharge.  Edward retired 25 years ago from the South Plainfield Road Department where he worked for 30 years.  He was a former member of the South Plainfield Volunteer Fire Department and was a senior member of the South Plainfield Double OO Gun Club where he was a member for 61 years.  Edward enjoyed the outdoors. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and also enjoyed spending time farming and gardening.  Predeceased by an infant son, Todd, he was also predeceased by his brothers, James, Joel and Charles and his sister, Ruth Symonds.  Surviving is a dear son, Edward R. Donahue, Jr. and his wife, Christine of Dallas; two sisters, Mary Dudak of South Plainfield and Theresa Young of Easton; three grandchildren, Amanda Havyar and her husband, Edward and Karissa and Edward S. Donahue; his dear friends, Tammy Youells and the girls at the Rushboro Store, as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 11 a.m. in the McCriskin-Gustafson Home For Funerals, 2425 Plainfield Ave., South Plainfield. Interment followed in Holy Redeemer Cemetery, South Plainfield.  Family and friends attended the visitation hours on Tuesday, Aug. 31 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, September 2, 2010

FOLTA - Mr. John T. Folta, 67, of RR 2, Laceyville, PA, (Indian Hill), died
unexpectedly at his home in Tuscarora Township, Bradford Co., on Monday, Aug. 30, 2010. He was born in Dachau, Germany on Aug. 23, 1943, the son of the late Anna Jarosz Folta. John was the husband of the late Jeanne D. Sherwood Folta, who died
on Sept. 1,1999. He was employed at Procter & Gamble Paper Products in Mehoopany for over 35 years, retiring a number of years ago. In his spare time, John enjoyed woodworking, fishing and just tinkering and working around his home. Surviving are his two sons and their wives, John W. and Frances Folta of Laceyville and Joseph E. and Beth Folta of Zebulon, NC; his two grandchildren, Joshua Folta and Jessika Folta of Laceyville and several nieces and nephews. Abiding with John's wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral services. Interment will be in the Overfield Cemetery in Meshoppen at a later date. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes to have memorial contributions in John's memory sent to Hunts for Healing of the Luzerne Foundation, 140 Main St., 2nd Floor, Luzerne, PA 18709.- Wyalusing Rocket Courier, September 2, 2010

FREDERICK Pauline Elizabeth
WATSONTOWN — Pauline Elizabeth Wertman, 92, a resident at Kramm Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Watsontown, the past five years, and formerly of 118 E. Third St., Watsontown, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at the Evangelical Community Hospital emergency room. Born May 13, 1918, in Lewisburg, she was a daughter of the late William and Lula (Waite) Frederick. On Feb. 6, 1936, she married Raymond A. Wertman, who preceded her in death on March 30, 1985, after 49 years of marriage. Mrs. Wertman worked in the finishing and assembly departments of the former Philco Ford-Zenith Corporation, Watsontown, for 30 years, retiring in 1982.  A member of the Watsontown United Methodist Church for over 50 years, she participated in many church organizations. She was also active in Neighbors Helping Neighbors. She enjoyed traveling and crocheting items for her children and grandchildren.  Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Charles W. and Holly Wertman of Montgomery and Paul A. “Pete” Wertman and companion, Janet, of Watsontown; three daughters and sons-in-law, Lulu and Ray Muffly and Mary and Robert Kemrer, all of Watsontown, and Luella and Wilbur Winder of Montgomery; a brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Dolly Frederick of Snydertown; three sisters, Miriam Bower and Jo Ann Golder, both of Watsontown, and Doris Jean Waltman of New York; 16 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Harold L. Wertman, who died in 1961; a grandson, Rodney Winder, who died in 1986; and a great-grandson, Jason Wertman. Friends will be received from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Watsontown United Methodist Church, 1319 Eighth St. Drive, Watsontown, where the funeral will be held at 2 p.m. officiated by her minister, Pastor Douglas M. Eberly.  Burial will follow in Watsontown Cemetery.  The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to the Watsontown United Methodist Church Campus for Christ (Building Fund), 1319 Eighth St. Drive, Watsontown, Pa. 17777.  Arrangements are under the care of the Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, 308 Main St., Watsontown.  Standard Journal, Milton, Pa. - September 4, 2010

FRETZ Marcus John Fretz
79, of West Hanover Township, died
Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, surrounded by his loving family at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center. He was born Thursday, Feb. 26, 1931, in Danville to the late Preston J. and Lulu (Lindenmuth) Fretz. He was predeceased by his wife, Beverly J. (Foster) Fretz in 2007. He was a United States Army and National Guard veteran with 39½ years of service, including Korea and Vietnam. He was a member of Salem UCC and later St. John's UCC, W. Hanover Lions Club, Odd Fellows of Shamokin, Life Member of the NRA. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, the beach and spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by two sons, Garry M. Fretz of Hummelstown, Richard G. Fretz and wife, Susan of Piketown; a daughter, Robin C. Wise and husband Randy of Palmyra; four grandchildren, Barbara and Angela Fretz, Jacob and Melanie Wise; a great grandson, Skylar Wise. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 2, at 10 a.m. at Rothermel Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 25 West Pine St., Palmyra with the Rev. Joel Risser officiating. Family and friends are invited for visitation from 9 a.m. until time of the service. Burial with full military honors will follow in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.  Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to St. John's UCC, 120 W. Market St., Jonestown, Pa. 17038 or the American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society at - Wellsboro Gazette, September 1, 2010

GELNETT Patricia A. "Patty" Gelnett
59, of Williamsport, died Saturday, August 28, 2010, at the Gatehouse. Born October 26, 1950, she was a daughter of the late Clarence M. Sr. and Della Mae Charles Gelnett.  Patty attended the East District Mennonite Church. She was employed with Hope Enterprises, Williamsport and previously with Petersburg Workshop, Virginia. Patty loved bowling, bike riding, farm animals, swimming, Mickey Mouse, Winnie Pooh, eating at McDonalds, collecting change, especially pennies and above all, spending time with her nieces and nephews.  Surviving are two sisters, Joyce Gelnett of Muncy and Jean Hoffman of Va.; and two brothers, Clarence Gellnet Jr. of Watsontown and Jay Allen Gelnett of Ark.  Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at the East District Mennonite Church, Watsontown, with Pastor Glen Souder and Pastor Sam Corderman co-officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville.- Williamsport Sun Gazette, August 30, 2010

GRAP Christian Michael Wolfgang Jr.
Age 33, of Van Etten, NY, went home to be with the Lord unexpectedly on the morning of August 29, 2010. Chris was born October 2, 1976, the son of Christian and Maxine Grap, also of Van Etten. He was a loving and generous person with a tremendous heart. Chris' compassion for those less fortunate than himself was made evident in his work as a residence counselor at Unity House in Ithaca, NY. He was a gifted musician and a hardworking young man with a great sense of humor. Chris is survived by his parents Christian and Maxine Grap, sister Erika Soltis, brother Keith, nephews Evon Rodriguez and Johnny Grap, special friend Christina Powers and her son Anthony, Kerseinya Harmon, Dan and Pat Harmon, Steve Harmon, Mark and Kathy Harmon, Hans and Bonnie Grap, Roland Grap, Angie Amsbaugh, Don and Janice Chaffee as well as many beloved cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his older sister, Rebecca Grap Rodriguez as well as his aunt, Abby Lintula. Family and friends are invited to call at North Spencer Christian Academy, 721 Ithaca Rd., Spencer, NY on Friday, September 3rd from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Funeral services celebrating his life will follow the visitation at 3:00pm. - Elmira Star Gazette, September 1, 2010

HANLEY Mrs. Nellie R. Hallowell
88, of 136 Spring St., Duboistown, died Saturday, August 28, 2010, at her home. Mrs. Hallowell was a longtime active member of the Duboistown United Methodist Church. Nellie was the widow of the late Harold D. Hallowell, who preceded her in death on Thursday, April 1, 2004. Nellie and her late husband, Harold, shared 62 years of marriage together. They were united in marriage on May 17, 1941. Mrs. Hallowell had been employed at the former Weldon Manufacturing Company at Williamsport. Born February 7, 1922, at Reynoldsville, Jefferson County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John and Susie Sheesly Hanley.  Nellie enjoyed entertaining in her home. She enjoyed square dancing and travel. Mrs. Hallowell was a member at the Messiah Senior Center at South Williamsport. She was also a member of Felicitas Chapter No. 500, Williamsport, Order of the Eastern Star.  Surviving are her sister-in-law, Mrs. Maxine E. Halowell of DuBoistown; her niece, Mrs. Alice Kyle of Owings, Md.; her great niece, Michelle and her husband, Matt Bowie of Burtonsville, Md.; her grand nephew, Stephen Kyle of North Charleston, S.C.; her five great grand nieces and nephews, Tim Kyle, Taylin Kyle, Stephanie Kyle, Mariah Bowie and Kyle Bowie.  In addition to her parents and her late husband, she was also preceded in death by her nephew, Daniel Hamaker. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, September 2, 2010, at the Duboistown United Methodist Church, 133 Summer St., Duboistown. Her pastor, Rev. Cynthia H. Gunter, will officiate. Interment will immediately follow at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation on Wednesday evening, September 1, 2010, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport.  The Order of the Eastern Star will offer a memorial service at 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home. The family of Mrs. Nellie R. Hallowell respectfully suggests that contributions in her memory may be made, if so desired, to the Duboistown United Methodist Church, 133 Summer St., DuBoistown, PA 17702. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, August 30, 2010

HARBST Thomas "Ed", Jr.
Age 52, of Park Hill Road, Erin, NY died
Thursday, September 2, 2010, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY. Ed was born in Powell, PA on April 16, 1958, son of the late Harry and Patricia (Young) Talada. He was a veteran of the US Army and worked as a laborer for many local contractors. He enjoyed spending time with his loving family. Survivors include his companion, Minnie Lee of Erin; daughter, Stormie Harbst of Corning; son, Bradley Lee of Corning; brother, Robert Chamberlin of NY; sisters, Cindy Elbrington of OK, Theressa (Brian) Lipscomb of OK, Brenda (Andra) Osseweijer of TX, Crystal Gloege of OK; two grandchildren, Naporshyaa Lee and Lanayshyaa Lee, both of Corning; his aunt, Thelma VanDuzer Nichols; and late uncle, Roy Vanduzer. Family and friends are invited to a gathering of remembrance from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, September 6, 2010, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY.- Elmira Star Gazette, September 4, 2010

HARDING Raymond E. Sr.
Age 63, of Blossburg, PA, died August 15, 2010 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. He was born February 17, 1947 in Blossburg, PA, the son of the late Lewis and Helen Shink Harding. Raymond was a lathe operator for Dresser-Rand and a member of the Arnot Sportsman's Club. Raymond is survived by his wife, Jo Frederick; his children, Timothy (Beth) Harding, Raymond (Denise) Harding, Jr. and Christy May; six grandchildren; a brother, Gary (Lisa) Harding, and his two "grand pups." There will be a Life Celebration on Saturday, September 4, 2010 from 2:00 to 3:00 P.M. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow at the funeral home at 3:00 P.M. with Pastor Debbie Button officiating.- Elmira Star Gazette, September 1, 2010

HARVEY Sandra Lee Diehl
55, died
August 9, 2010, in Beaumont, CA.  She was born Sept. 7, 1954 in Williamsport. She is survived by her daughter and son-in- law, Lance and Rochelle Christmas; a sister and brother-in-law, Ronald and Anna Applegate; four grandsons, Sharone, Da'Vonte, Maceo and Lance Jr. Christmas; two step-grandchildren, Siobhan and Isaiah Christmas; and three nieces and one nephew, Jeremy Cline, Kelly Camacho, Angela Camacho and Lacey Walters; and four great-nieces and one great-nephew. She also was survived by William Campbell, with whom she lived.  She was predeceased by her parents, Carl J. and Katherine E. Harvey and two sisters, Marilyn Y. Camacho and Susan A. Campbell. She enjoyed reading, talking on the internet, doing crafts and her dog, Buddy. Through her years she cared for many children, especially loving her grandchildren. A private service will be held in Virginia.- Williamsport Sun Gazette, September 5, 2010

KEEFER Gary Lee Keefer
60, of Jersey Shore, Pa., died
at his home on Saturday, August 28, 2010. Gary was born on July 4, 1950, in Mount Pleasant, Pa., and was the son of the late Grant and LaVerne A. Slonecker Keefer. Gary worked in construction for over 30 years as a millwright and retired in 2010. He enjoyed the outdoors and loved to go hunting with his family and friends.  Gary is survived by two brothers, Donald E. (Nancy) Keefer of Broad Top City, Pa., and by Alan L. (Joy) Keefer of Mount Pleasant, Pa.; and by several nieces and nephews.  Gary was predeceased by a brother, Phillip R. Keefer Sr. in 2005; an infant sister; and by a nephew, Phillip R., Jr.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend Gary's Life Celebration on Wednesday, September 1, 2010, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday, September 2, 10 to 11 a.m. at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home," 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore, Pa. A Life Celebration service will follow on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Kevin E. Brophy officiating. Interment will follow at the Summit Cemetery Trout Run, Pa.  In Gary's memory, memorial contributions may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Foundation of Erie, P.O. Box 395, Erie PA 16512-0395 or to the charity of your choice. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, August 31, 2010

KELLER Janet (Jan) Kemberling
died May 5, 2010, at Bayview Manor Health Center in Seattle, Wash., of skin lymphoma at the age of 81. She was born Janet Louise Keller in Windber, Pa. on June 7, 1928, to J. Oscar and Clara (Groebel) Keller. She grew up in music, learning the violin and piano and singing. She graduated from Windber High School in 1944. She attended Susquehanna University for two years in medical laboratory training. Jan was married in Clayton, Ga., on September 1, 1947 to her former husband, the Rev. David Kemberling. She raised four children while living in various central Pennsylvania towns and the Baltimore area. She undertook piano education training and taught piano at home and in studios. She also sold Avon products. Jan volunteered as a Cub Scout den leader, Sunday school teacher and in prison ministries. Jan moved to Seattle in 1988 where she mastered travel in the city by bus and assisted in raising two grandchildren. She volunteered at the Pike Market Senior Center. She enjoyed riding bicycle and swimming, skills she learned later in life. Jan is remembered for her abiding faith in Jesus; for her sacrifices and selfless giving as a mother and grandmother and for her love of nature. She especially enjoyed the waters of Pennsylvania and Washington.  Jan was preceded in death by her mother and father, her ex-husband, her daughter-in-law, Kathy Kemberling, and two nephews. She is survived by her sister, Anna Marie Keller of Johnstown, Pa.; daughter, Kris of Seattle, Wash.; sons, Steve (Leslie) of Brier, Wash.; Phil (Donna) of Danville, Pa. and Mark (Melissa) of Eagle River/Palmer, Alaska. She is also succeeded by her grandchildren Andy and Caity Kemberling; Tom Crane, Kelly and Amber Kemberling, Savannah and Cory Doss; Lindsey and Colin Kemberling and Isa and Gabby Weiss; two great-grandchildren and 14 nieces and nephews.  A private memorial was held at Bayview's Chapel on May 10, 2010. Arrangements by People's Memorial Funeral Cooperative of Seattle. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bayview Manor Foundation. Williamsport Sun Gazette, September 5, 2010

KEMMERER Jack E. Kemmerer
87, of Jersey Shore, passed on to eternal rest Sept. 3, 2010, at Manor Care Nursing Home. Born July 17, 1923 in Rauchtown, Jack was the son of the late Harry Kemmerer and Pearl (Fetterhoff) Kemmerer.  Jack is survived by his loving wife of 56 years the former Bernadette I. Baier, they were united in marriage October 16, 1954 at Immaculate Conception Church. Also surviving are daughters Karen Kemmerer, Kim Regan, Kelly (Mark) Watson and son Kevin Kemmerer (Tracy Maffett). Jack also had nine adoring grandchildren Nathan and Amber Kemmerer, Konnar and Kourtnie Regan, Bryan and Devon Watson, and Kierstin, Karter, and the late Kasey Jack Kemmerer. Jack is also survived by brother Dale (Edna) Kemmerer and sister Georgie Steinbacher (Herman deceased) and sister-in-law Ann (of deceased brother Harlan).  Jack honorably served his country in the US Army from 1948 to 1951, after which he began his own business as an independent, self-employed trucker for 45 years. He retired at the age of 76. Jack had a lifelong love of the outdoors and hunted and fished to the age of 84.  Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday evening Sept. 6, 2010 at Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 North Main St. Jersey Shore, PA. A prayer vigil service will be held at 5:45 p.m. on Monday evening at the funeral home. Mass of Christian burial will be Tuesday Sept. 7, 2010 at 10 a.m., at Immaculate Conception Church, 5973 Jacks Hollow Road, Williamsport, PA 17702, Father Bert Kozen will officiate. Internment will immediately follow at the church cemetery with full Military Honors conducted by the Jersey Shore Honor Guard. In Lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the kasey Jack Kemmerer Memorial Scholarship Fun, c/o Jersey Shore State Bank, 112 Bridge St., Jersey Shore, PA 17740 or to Immaculate Conception Church, address above.- Williamsport Sun Gazette, September 5, 2010

KENT Ronald A.
Age 83 of East Meredith, NY. He was born February 6, 1927 in Kingston, NY, son of the late Walter J. and Florence (House) Kent and died
Sunday, August 29, 2010 at Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, NY after a brief illness. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Alan and is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Grace (Macaluso); daughters and sons-in-law Concetta Kent of Otego, NY, Tina and Michael Sander of Holley, NY, Linda and Robert Reese of New Berlin, NY; son and daughter-in-law Walter and Diane Kent of Elmira, NY; grandchildren Adrienne (Ray) Cruz of Rochester, NY, Jennifer (Derrick Rondeau) Sander of Worcester, NY; Stephanie Sander of Holley, NY, Tiffany ( Robert Jolly) Sander of Brockport, NY, Tyler Kent of Brockport, NY; great-grandchildren, Michael and Giovanni Cruz, Sierra, Bailey and Logan Rondeau, Alexander and Andrew Jolly; brother Gordon Kent of Hurley, NY; sister Chrystal Dougherty of South Daytona, FL along with several nieces and nephews. Ron retired from the railroad in 1986 after 44 years of service starting with New York Central then Penn Central and finally Conrail. Years ago he was employed part time at the Bloomville Agway and the Texaco gas station on upper Main St. in Oneonta. He was a member and former trustee and elder of Charlotte Valley Presbyterian Church at East Meredith. Most important to Ron was his family. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Family and friends are invited to visit Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand St., Oneonta, NY on Tuesday, August 31st from 5 to 8. His funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 1st at 11 am in the Charlotte Valley Presbyterian Church at East Meredith. Rev. Carol Wilson will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Oneonta. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Ron through donations to Meals on Wheels of Chemung County, 150 Fox St., Elmira, NY 14901. - Elmira Star Gazette, August 30, 2010

KINNEY Mrs. Pauline Elizabeth Kinney McGinniss
83, of 541 East Seventh Avenue, South Williamsport, joined her Savior on Thursday, September 2, 2010 at her home with family.  Born July 20, 1927 at Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth and Leon Kinney. Pauline was raised by her foster parents, Helen and Charles Brion of Jersey Shore and Dorothy and Charles Ulmer of South Williamsport. Pauline was a graduate of the South Williamsport High School, Class of 1945. She retired from Commonwealth Bank in 1985 after more than 25 years of banking. She enjoyed square dancing, bowling, playing card games, being a volunteer at Rose View Center, and being with her family.  Mrs. McGinniss was an active member of the First Church of Christ (Disciples), Williamsport, where she was a member of the Jenny L. Hayes Class, Christian Women United, Church treasurer, and served as the Head of the Deaconesses. She also actively participated in church fundraisers. Pauline was the last survivor of 13 family members, including three sisters and nine brothers.  Surviving Pauline is her husband, Thomas W. McGinniss, with whom she celebrated 65 years of marriage this past June 1, 2010; her two daughters, Paulette McGinniss of Danville and Debra Dincher of Hummelstown; her three foster sisters, Kay Fetzer, Nancy Zinck, and Patricia Shook; her two foster brothers, Charles Jr. and Dale Brion; her five grandchildren; and her three great grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 11, 2010, at First Church of Christ (Disciples), 1250 Almond Street, Williamsport. Her pastor, Rev. R. Kenneth Weiss, will officiate. The family respectfully declines to receive floral tributes.  In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests that contributions in memory of Mrs. Pauline Elizabeth McGinniss, may be made, if so desired to either First Church of Christ (Disciples), 1250 Almond Street, Williamsport, PA 17701 or to Susquehanna Regional Home Health and Hospice, c/o Providence Health System Foundation, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.  Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 East Central Avenue, South Williamsport is assisting the family with arrangements. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, September 5, 2010

KRAFT Toni M. Smith,
51, of Sayre, Pa., died
on Monday, Aug. 30, 2010 at home unexpectedly.  She was born on Jan. 24, 1959, in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Purl and Joyce Claypool Dolan. Toni was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed reading, camping, shopping and doing crafts. She is predeceased by her brother, John Kraft, and nephew, Matthew Kraft.  Toni is survived by: her husband Michael of 24 years, at home; children, Tommie Smith and fiancé Suzanne Alexander of Athens, Pa., Kevin and Sandy Frisbie of Harrisburg, Pa., and Amanda Smith and fiancé Thomas Savercool Jr. of Lockwood, N.Y.; grandchildren, Adam and Jessica Smith, and Sean and Chad Anthony of Athens, Pa., Ericka Frisbie of Harrisburg, Pa., and Savannah and Hope Savercool of Lockwood, N.Y.; sisters, Traci (Alan) Walters of Sayre, Pa., and Teri Walters of Virginia Beach, Va.; brothers, David (Marci) Dolan of Sayre, Pa., Jim (Pam) Dolan of Kentucky, Michael (Barb) Kraft of Newark, Del., and Andrew (Maggie) Kraft of Sayre, Pa.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friend Troveda Bailey of Athens, Pa.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa., with the Rev. John Musser from the Pilgrim Holiness Church officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Toni's memory to: American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society , 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. - Towanda Daily Review, September 2, 2010

KULL - STEWART, Judith Kull
Age 77, of Elmira, NY, died
Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital after a brief illness. Her marriage to the Reverend Marlin B. Stewart took place on July 10, 1954. She was his faithful wife and partner in ministry through several parishes in Pennsylvania and New York. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church for 34 years, but after her husband's retirement as pastor of that church she attended the Lake Street Presbyterian Church. Judy loved music, sang in the choirs of both churches and for a time was organist at Westminster. She was a member of the American Guild of Organists and was an able assistant to David Peckham in the tuning of organs. She was also for a time a member of the Park Church Bell Choirs. Judy's love of music was also shown through her hobby of stamp collecting. She was a member of the Elmira Stamp Club. Her exhibit on organs, organists and composers for organs won gold medals at various area exhibitions. She worked at the Giving Tree in the Arnot Mall for many years and was active in the Council of Churches and RSVP Bone Builders program, she was also an avid flower gardener. Judy is survived by Marlin, her husband of 53 years; a daughter, Pamela (Mr. Thomas Gerow); and three sons; Bruce of Raleigh, NC, Mark (Carolyn) of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and Christopher (Ellen) of New Cumberland, PA, as well as seven grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY Friday, September 3, 2010 from 6 to 8 pm. A service of worship and remembrance will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1009 Maple Avenue, Elmira, NY, Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 11 am. Memorial donations may be directed to Westminster Presbyterian Church, Lake Street Presbyterian Church, The American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society , or Southern Tier Hospice.- Elmira Star Gazette, September 2, 2010

LINCOLN Francis E. Lincoln
73, died
Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at the Bradford County Manor Skilled Nursing Facility. Born July 13, 1937 in Waverly, N.Y., the son of the Late Francis E. Lincoln and Marie (Herrick) Lincoln and husband of the Late Carolyn Lincoln who died
in 2008.  Francis was a lifelong resident of the Valley, he was a volunteer fireman for the Cayuta Hose Company, a member of the Waverly Moose and a social member of the V.F.W. Francis loved all types of mechanic work. He worked for Valley Taxi where he performed many duties from driving, dispatching and his favorite mechanic. Francis was a wonderful family man loving every minute he had to spend with his family.  Surviving him are his children: Francis E. (Gloria) Lincoln III, of Athens, Samuel J.(Carmelita) Lincoln, of Washburn, N.D., Terrance A. (Nancy) Lincoln, of Athens, Connie M. (Kevin) Slater, of Burlington, Pa. and William L. Lincoln, of Athens, Pa. Francis is also survived by 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 7 at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue, Waverly N.Y. Reverend James Donahoo will officiate. Internment will follow at Emery Chapel Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to call from 1 p.m. until time of the service Tuesday afternoon at the funeral home. Those wishing may consider memorial donations to either the American Diabetes Association American Diabetes Association American Diabetes Association American Diabetes Association or the Alzheimers or Dementia Associations. - Towanda Daily Review, September 5, 2010

LUTHER Gary Leroy
Bath, N.Y. —  Gary Leroy Luther, 65, died
Saturday August 28, 2010 at his home. He was born June 27, 1945 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of Ivan Leroy Luther and Viola L. Hollenbeck.  He graduated from Wellsboro High School, and graduated from Central Texas College and El Paso Community College. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1964, serving three tours in Vietnam as a crew chief  tall gunner. He earned two Purple Hearts, and a Bronze Star. He was a Government Civilian Contractor upon Honorable Retirement from the Army in Saudi Arabia and Panama for Invasion. He is predeceased by his father Ivan Leroy Luther. He is survived by his mother Viola Luther of Wellsboro, PA, his wife Linda Luther of Bath, NY, son John Bell of Niceville, FL, daughter Denise Townley of Bath, NY, son Ivan Luther of Bath, NY, daughter Lisa Brazie of Bath, NY, a sister Debra Yates of Toms River, NJ, two brothers Terry Luther of Anchorage, Alaska, and David Luther of Fayetteville, NC, and 9 grandchildren. Calling hours are being observed on Wednesday September 1, 2010 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath. His Funeral Service will be held on Thursday September 2, 2010 at 1:00pm at the funeral home Rev. Jeffrey McDowell, officiating. His burial will be held with Full Military Honors at the Bath National Cemetery. - Corning Leader, August 31, 2010

MADISON Geraldine W
Corning, N.Y. — Geraldine W. Madison, age 64, of Painted Post, died
on Friday, September 3, 2010 at Corning Hospital.  Geraldine was born on June 23, 1946 in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of Charlie and Katie (Brisbon-Yates) Madison.  Gerry enjoyed attending the Corning Day Habilitation Program. She volunteered and was recognized for participating in the Volunteers in Progress program. She enjoyed visiting local establishments with peers in the community. Geraldine loved to relax in her rocker, listen to music, and be outside. She had many close friends whom she enjoyed spending time with.  She is survived by her parents, Charlie and Katie (Brisbon Yates) Madison; and by one niece, Katie Acosta. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, September 8th at 10:00am at Hope Cemetery in Campbell, with Rev. Robert Ames officiating.   After the graveside service, a memorial service celebrating Geraldine’s life will be held at 12:00 PM at the Pathways Forest Drive ICF, 129 Forest Drive in Painted Post.  Arrangements are entrusted to Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street in Corning. - Corning Leader, September 5, 2010

MASTERS Marilouise
Hammondsport, N.Y. — Marilouise Masters Heath was born February 14, 1924 in Scranton, PA. The daughter of Robert and Blanche Masters, she attended Scranton Central High School and graduated in 1946 from William Smith College. She retired from the Steuben County Dept. of Social Services. A longtime resident of Hammondsport, she was predeceased by her husband of sixty-two years, William Johnson (Jeff) Heath. She is survived by three children: W. Geoffrey (Lynne) Heath of Hammondsport, Mary M. (Randall) Wilson of Bristol, VT, and Leslie (Alex) Schaus of Geneva;  five grandchildren: David Heath of Bozeman, MT, Garan and Garth Wilson of Bristol, VT, Elizabeth (Brent) Truax of Hammondsport, and Marguerite (Timothy) Fenton of Virginia Beach, VA; and one great granddaughter: Katherine Truax.  There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Penn Yan at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Penn Yan or to the Ontario-Yates Hospice.  Arrangements are by the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport. - Corning Leader, September 5, 2010

MAURY Craig H. Maury
57, of Waverly, N.Y. entered a new life at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. on Aug. 30, 2010. He was born on July 6, 1953 in Allentown, Pa., a son of Richard H. and Ann Louise (Nagle) Maury. Craig attended Waverly High School graduating in 1971. After high school Craig attended SUNY Oneonta, receiving two bachelors’ degrees in 1975.  In 1977, Craig married the love of his life Rita (Rhoads) Maury and together they filled their house with laughter and love raising two sons. Craig was an artist at heart and played numerous musical instruments and was a professional cabinet maker owning and operating Creative Woodworking & Design in Waverly, N.Y.  His designs and talents with creating furniture and cabinetry made him a person to contact by those who appreciated fine furnishings.  Craig was a very kind, gentle and creative man who was admired and loved by many. As a visionary, he worked tirelessly to create nice looking downtown businesses and a green space in Waverly, N.Y. He was an excellent father figure to many beyond his sons.  Craig H. Maury’s name and memory lives on through his wife Rita (Rhoads) Maury at home; parents Richard H. and Ann Louise (Nagle) Maury of Allentown, Pa.; sons and grandchildren  Mathew and Rosalinda with their children Haley and Caitlyn of Syracuse, N.Y.; Jesse and Danielle Maury of Raleigh, N.C.; sister: Vicki and Ron Moyer of Germans Ville, Pa.; brothers Brett and Lydia Maury of Hayward, Calif.; Kevin and Maresa Maury of Shaker Heights, Ohio; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends also survive. Craig is preceded in death by a sister: Wendy Maury. A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Craig’s life will take place on Saturday, Sept. 4 at 4 p.m. at the Waverly Green Space, 367 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y., across the street from the Waverly Village Hall. Those who wish to make a donation to, Friends of the Waverly Cemetery Preservation Inc., 7 Elliott St. Waverly, NY 14892, or contact Ron Keene, president at  607.565.9377. - Sayre Morning Times, September 1, 2010

MILLER Norman J. Miller Sr.
72, of Cherry Township, Dushore, Pa., died
at Memorial Hospital on Monday evening, Aug. 30, 2010. He was born on July 19, 1938, in Forksville, Pa., a son of the late Frederick and Dolores Bevan Miller. Norman is a veteran of the United States Navy, and a graduate of Williamsport Area Community College. On Oct. 13, 1961, Norman married the former Virginia Phillips in Hillsgrove, Pa.; they have celebrated nearly 49 years of marriage. Prior to his retirement he was employed as a civil engineer for PennDOT. From 1964-1994, he played softball throughout the area. He played in the AA Pennsylvania Major Softball League and the Williamsport City League. His team played and defeated King & Court twice. He was a former member of the Mildred American Legion Post No. 452. He was a member of Evergreen Lodge No. 163, F.&A.M., and was a Past Master and served as Chaplain for many years, and was a member of Williamsport Consistory. He was a county commissioner from 1996-2000; he was an EMT, and a member of the Mildred Fire & Ambulance Company, White Ash Association, and was a deputy sheriff. He was also a Cherry Township Emergency Coordinator, and also served on the Sullivan County Planning Commission, and the Northern Tier Transportation Authority Advisory Board.  He is survived by: his wife, Virginia Miller, at home; three children, Molli (Bill) Kinsey of Dushore, Pa., N. James (Nancy) Miller of Millville, Pa., and Michele (Luke) Burkhardt of Franklin, Pa.; sister and brothers Nesta Myers of Forksville, Pa., Henry Miller of Dillsburg, Pa., and Larry Miller of Carlisle, Pa.; four grandchildren, Ethan and Ryan Kinsey, and Andrea and Aaron Burkhardt; and special friend Millie Dessify.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Sheri Lynn Miller in 1962, and by a sister, Naomi Brown in 1989.  Friends and family are invited to call from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, and from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010 at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, Pa. Masonic funeral services will be held Friday evening.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the funeral home, with the Pastor John Klem, of the Fundamental Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mildred Fire Company, School Road, Mildred, PA 188632-0147; or the Sullivan County Library, 206 Center St., Dushore, PA 18614, in memory of Norman.- Towanda Daily Review, September 1, 2010

MILLER Raymond F
HARRISON VALLEY, PA — Raymond F. MILLER, 83, of Harrison Valley, PA, died Monday, August 30, 2010 at the home of his daughter in Knoxville, TN.  Born July 14, 1927, in Roulette, PA, he was the son of Foster W. and Gladys Mae Kent Miller. On July 24, 1993, in Harrison Valley, he married the former Ruth E. “Bonnie” Barnhart French Tubbs, who predeceased him on March 11, 2003.  A US Army Veteran, he served honorably from December 1, 1945 until June 30, 1947.  He was employed Ingersoll-Rand and Dresser-Rand in Painted Post, NY from 1954 – 1989. Surviving are:  five sons, Ronald (Cathy) Miller of Harrison Valley, PA, Rodney (Kim Bogle) Miller of Westfield, PA, Kevin (Debbie) Miller of Gold, PA, Martin Miller and Kelvin (Tracy Cannon) Miller, both of Knoxville, TN;  three daughters, Linda (Rodney) Kuhn, Cindy Miller, and Louise (Shawn) Miller, all of Knoxville, TN;  23 grandchildren;  nine great-grandchildren;  a step-daughter, Bonnie Louise Jones of Addison, NY;  and nieces and nephews.  In addition to his wife, Bonnie, he was predeceased by two sons, Meldon C. Miller and Roger F. Miller;  two brothers, Charles and Kenneth;  a sister, Thelma Steadman;  his first wife, Violet Miller Abbey;  a granddaughter;  and a great-grandson.  Friends may call Thursday, September 2, 2010 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM.  Pastor Ed Collins 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 a charity of the donor’s choice. - Corning Leader, September 1, 2010

MILLER Mr. Thomas O. Miller
72, of 204 West Second Ave., South Williamsport, died Thursday, September 2, 2010 at the Williamsport Hospital. Thomas retired from Pullman Power Products after more than 25 years of employment. He was a member of the Plumbers and Steamfitter Union Local 810 and 520.  Thomas was an avid Penn State Football Fan. He was a season ticket holder since 1976. Thomas enjoyed hunting, country music and spending Sundays at his daughter and son-in-law's farm. He was a lifetime member and past manager of the Keystone League. Born January 12, 1938 in Williamsport, he was the son of the late Charles O. and Virginia Reese Miller. Surviving are his four children; Cindy (Stan) Lisowski of Covington, Marlyne Fischer of South Williamsport, Diane (Christopher) Blanco of Long Island, N.Y., Todd O. Miller (fiance Dawn Forster) of South Williamsport; eight grandchildren, Joseph, T. Lisowski, Mathew W. Lisowski, Kristen A. Manikowski, Ty C. Fischer, Joshua W. Sykes, Nichole D. Lesher, Timothy J. Finn, Morgan G. Blanco, Christina M. McFadden; three great grandchildren, Brayden T., Alivia J. and Evan S. Lisowski, a brother James R. (Sharon) Miller, Sr of South Williamsport, and a sister Patricia A. Schramm of Williamsport. In addition to his late parents, he was also preceded by a companion, Mary E. Tennis. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 East Central Avenue, South Williamsport. The Rev. John K. Manno will officiate.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday evening September 7, 2010 at the funeral home. The family respectfully suggests that contributions in memory of Mr. Thomas O. Miller may be made, if so desired to American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street Alexandria, VA 22311. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, September 4, 2010

OHNMEISS Berdell F. Ohnmeiss
87, of 2781 Lycoming Mall Drive, Muncy died
Monday, August 30, 2010, at Sycamore Manor. He had retired from Ray-O-Vac.  Berdell is survived by his wife, Marian W. of 70 years; children, Berdell F. Jr., Dean, Rick, Stan, Barbara and Gloria; sixteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  Funeral and burial will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.- Williamsport Sun Gazette, September 1, 2010

OWENSON Ardice Mae Owenson LaGrange Kolb
92, of 195 Pine Summit Road, Williamsport, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at the Williamsport Home after a short stay there, being surrounded by family and friends, having touched countless others with her special giving and loving nature.  Born in Grace City, ND, on Nov. 5, 1917, she was the daughter of Dr. Henry Adolph Owenson, a traveling doctor on a Native American Indian Reservations at the time, and Alma Augusta Neitzel Owenson, who died when Ardice was only months old.  She was the wife of Dr. Charles E. Kolb MD, who died Sept. 21, 1992, having observed their 52nd wedding anniversary on Nov. 5, 1991, before they parted until now. They were married on Ardice's 23rd birthday at the LaGrange Presbyterian Church, LaGrange, IL, just outside Chicago, while Dr. Kolb was interning at the Chicago Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital while Ardice LaGrange (Kolb) studied pre-mature baby care and worked as an RN at nearby Michael Reed Hospital for six months in the latter part of 1940. "Ardie Mae" LaGrange began her storied love affair and courtship with her true love, the dashing and handsome intern Charles "Curly" Kolb, of Williamsport, at Hamot Hospital in Erie just before she graduated on Sept. 29, 1939, from the Hamot Hospital School for Nurses. She was the oldest surviving Hamot nursing graduate, reciting and requesting her nursing training education practices right up until her final day.  One of 10 Erie locals out of 18 nurses in training, Ardice walked to Hamot Hospital from her teenage childhood 10th Street home, living there still with her adopted parents, Orion DeMond LaGrange and Ella Flora Neitzel LaGrange, being her maternal aunt. She graduated from nearby Strong Vincent High School in June of 1935 where Ardice was voted the Most Popular Girl. Her first year there in the 9th grade remained Ardice's favorite year in school ever.  After leaving Chicago in December 1940, the newlyweds went on to intern and work respectively for six months together as a Doctor and an RN at the Gill Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, VA. Next, Ardice Kolb moved to Uniontown, PA, just outside Pittsburgh, with her husband to operate another eye doctor's practice for about one year while that doctor was away during WWII in the service. In July 1942, the Kolbs moved to Williamsport where Ardice helped her husband "hang his first shingle" after taking over the practice of Dr. Paul Decker, while starting "housekeeping" at the Kolb family-built homestead, 68 Brandon Place, where Dr. Kolb was born and they began raising their children. In and outside the office, Ardice helped her husband operate his practice of 40 years until retirement in 1982.  The Kolbs enjoyed traveling around the world throughout their marriage, having once spent part of their Jamaican vacation with Clark Gable and his wife Kaye, who was a family friend from Erie.  The Kolbs spent many winters in Florida together where Ardice spent a number of years of her childhood, living in Eustis, FL. It was here where in her father LaGrange's nine-city block "Lynnhurst" housing development the first street was named after her, Ardice Avenue, which today is a U.S. Florida Highway. As a widow, Mrs. Kolb enjoyed a number of happy years at her Citrus Park Lilac Court winter home in Bonita Springs, FL, driving there to and from by herself until her mid-80s. Her factory-ordered V-8 white Ford convertible with red leather interior for her 70th birthday was the last of her long line of unique Kolb family vehicles.  Like in multiple Williamsport card playing circles over the decades, Mrs. Kolb was known in Bonita Springs as an avid card player, being a skilled Pinochle, Set Back and Bridge player, taking up new card games whenever she could including 99 and Golf, winning many a game until the late evening hours right up until her passing.  Ardice and Charles Kolb were blessed with the births of five children: Karen Yvonne Kolb, Denver, CO; Karl Wayne Kolb, who died March 27, 1943; Charles Emanuel (Mari) Kolb Jr., Danville, CA; Judith Anne Kolb (Meckley), Williamsport, and Daniel Orion (Angie) Kolb, Mill Creek, WA and Westcliff, CO. Besides her oldest son and husband, Mrs. Kolb was preceded in death by her brother Gordon Owenson.  Surviving relatives include a sister, Donna LaGrange Richardson, Erie; seven grandchildren, Thad Meckley, Williamsport; Mrs. Dannene (Shane) Meckley Perry, Clovis, CA; Brent Meckley, Sacramento, CA; Mrs. Ali (James) Zyzgutis, Alamo, CA; Brandon (Engla) Kolb, Flower Mound, Texas; Daniel (Erin) Kolb, Bothell, WA; Mrs. Chesney (Richard) Wheeler, Cogan Station; 14 great-grandchildren, and four nieces and one nephew.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Williamsport, and the Bonita Springs Presbyterian Church, Bonita Springs, FL; the Williamsport Hospital Medical Society and Auxiliary; (lifetime) Wheel Inn, Ralston, PA; the former Oaks Club; the Cosmopolitan Club of Williamsport; the Lycoming County Historical Society; "Citrus Park Chicks" Red Hat Society, Bonita Springs, FL.  She served as the second-ever elected woman Elder at the First Presbyterian Church, of Williamsport, where she volunteered on several committees, including the Sojouners and Women's Committee.  She did volunteer work for the Little League Baseball International Summer Baseball Camp as an RN; the Sycamore Manor; the Louisa Street Presbyterian Home, where she was a donor and founder; the Williamsport Hospital; the Franklin School PTA; the Curtin Junior High School PTA; the Brandon Park Baseball League; Bonita Springs Presbyterian Church; and on various Citrus Park Madi Gras Committees.  Ardice and her husband and their family enjoyed being members at Nygard Gap and Beaver Dam Hunting Clubs, Nippenose Valley and Germania respectively, as well as "Safari" outings with friends and family. From an early age she was a lover of the outdoors and the water, loving to swim, the sounds of the Atlantic Ocean beaches, and the riffles of the Lycoming Creek, building her Hepburnville retirement home above the family's well-known "Little Red Hen" cabin.  Architecture was another great love of hers, having designed not only her retirement A-framed home with its indoor pool for her grandchildren, but plans for a yet unbuilt dream home. She spread this appreciation to her grandchildren with Williamsport architecture and its history as her classroom and lessons. In 2005, the postcard history book "Williamsport's Millionaires' Row" was fittingly dedicated to her by her grandson, Thad Stephen Meckley, a Williamsport writer, author, and historian. Despite suffering from macular degeneration when forced to listen to books in her final years, Ardice was a lifetime ferocious reader, loving mysteries and historical-based novels best.  Local poet and close friend Grace O'Malley wrote a birthday poem to her, "Ode to Ardice ~ Owed to Ardice." This lengthy ode poem detailed her special warmth, charm and friendship with some of her many attributes, talents and tales, including fashion (hats, capes and heels her trademarks), playing cards, sewing, cooking, baking, and party planning, recorded for future generations to be measured by.  A private family internment of Mrs. Kolb's ashes will take place at the Kolb family plot in Wildwood Cemetery. Arrangements are being made by the Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue.  A Celebration of Life ceremony and luncheon will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010, at the First Presbyterian Church, corner of Mulberry and East Third streets, with the Rev. Sam Hwang presiding.  The family requests in lieu of flowers any memorial donations in Ardice's honor be made to the Williamsport First Presbyterian Church Deacon's Fund, A later donation will be made to the City of Williamsport's Brandon Park Commission for use at the children's Brandon Park Pool and memorial plantings of butterfly bushes. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, September 1, 2010

PERRY Betty G. Perry Tongue
Age 79, of Sunset Trail, Wayne/Hammondsport, NY, formerly of Hornby, died
Sunday, August 29, 2010 at Three Rivers Nursing Home in Painted Post. Friends are invited to call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 2) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee, where a funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday (Sept. 3) with Pastor Richard Schied officiating. Burial will follow in Tyrone Union Cemetery, Tyrone, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to Wayne Fire Department, P.O. Box 91, Wayne, NY 14893. Betty was born November 15, 1930 in Knoxville, PA, the daughter of the late Arnold and Blanche Miller Perry. On December 4, 1948 in Painted Post, she married the late Ernest L. Tongue, who died
on July 26, 2000. A cook for over 20 years at the Watson Homestead in Painted Post. She was a former member of the Hornby Presbyterian Church; and the Hornby Grange. She retired in 1982, and moved with her husband to the banks of Waneta Lake, where she enjoyed gardening, and all kinds of crafts. She is survived by one son, Ernest "Skip" (Gail) Tongue Jr. of Wayne; five daughters, Suzanne (Harold) Hazzard of Hammondsport, Linda (Michael) Brewer of Woodhull, Debora (Leon) Wilson of Hornby, Kathy (Billy) Thomas of Painted Post, and Christine (Michael Mandeville) Snyder of Waverly; three sisters, Ella Preston, Ruth (Phil) Arduini, and Wanda Matthews; a brother, John Perry; 19 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was pre-deceased by a son, Steven in 1996, a daughter, Carol Dunn in 2007, a brother, Fred Perry, and two sisters, Shirley Hunter and Ethel Long.- Elmira Star Gazette, August 31, 2010

PETTER William Edward "Bill" Petter
70, of Williamsport, died on Wednesday, September 01, 2010, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Bill was born in Williamsport on February 10, 1940, and was the son of the late Arthur and Grace (Heyman) Petter. He was a graduate of Williamsport High School, class of 1958 and had also attended the University of Oklahoma, Penn State University and Lycoming College. He had retired in July 1997 as Secretary/Treasurer of Reliable Furniture. Bill was married to the late Carol Bruno Petter. He was a member of the Congregation Ohev Sholom and was a member and past Master of the Montoursville Eureka Lodge No. 335 F. & A.M. as well as serving for seven years as treasurer of the lodge. He held a dual membership with the Watsontown Lodge No. 401 F. & A.M. and belonged to the A.A.S.R. Valley of Williamsport. Bill was a longtime sponsor of the Williamsport High School Women's Basketball Boosters, scorekeeper and announcer for Lycoming College basketball and wrestling. In his spare time, he was an avid collector of coins, military history, Civil War history and collector of miniatures, including World War II ships of all nations. Bill is survived by two step-daughters, Gina Gilbert of Rose Valley and Cathy Hansen of Jacksonville, Fla.; one step-granddaughter, Nicole Wolfgang of Mechanicsburg; one brother and sister-in-law, Philip A. "Phil" and Thelma Petter of Williamsport; and four nieces. There will be a Masonic service held 1 p.m. Friday, September 3, 2010, at the Allen & Redmond Funeral Home, 331 Elmira St., Williamsport, with the traditional Jewish Funeral Service immediately following with his spiritual leader officiating, Rabbi Shaul Rappeport. Burial will follow in Ohev Sholom Cemetery. In keeping with Jewish tradition, there will be no public viewing or flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA of Lycoming County, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, September 3, 2010

Age 93, of Valois, NY, died
on Sunday, August 29, 2010, at Schuyler Hospital. Mrs. Thomas was born on October 9, 1916 in Glen Ridge, NJ, the daughter of the late Charles and Hilda Plimpton and was predeceased by her husband, William F. Thomas; daughters, Nancy A. Thomas, Patricia A. Cristoforou and Grandson Walter A. Wezel. Mrs. Thomas is survived by her children, Penelope A. and Walter E. Wezel of Ulster, PA, Mary Jane Wilson of Binghamton, NY and William R. Thomas of Montour Falls, NY; grandchildren, Elizabeth Rachel (Napoleon) Munoz, Bryon Kenneth Wilson, Patty Luttoral, Kathy Willes, Richard Kunz and Pamela Kunz; and a special great-granddaughter, Mercedes Wilson. Margaret raised and showed rabbits for many years while living in NJ and was an avid reader and loved gardening. She also ran a used bookshop in Valois. At the request of the family, there will be no public services. Interment will take place in Bath National Cemetery alongside her husband. Arrangements under the direction of Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY.- Elmira Star Gazette, September 1, 2010

POWERS Charles Francis Powers
74, formerly of Nokesville, Va., died
Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010 in Fredericksburg, Va. He was born Sept. 14, 1935 in Towanda, Pa., oldest son of the late Edward H. and Helen L. (Wickwire) Powers.  He enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, John Deere tractors, genealogy, fishing, walking and spending time with his grandchildren and family. After graduating from Rome High School and Mansfield College in Pennsylvania, he became a teacher and later a software analyst and engineer for IBM, Burroughs Corporation/Unisys/Contel having retired in 1991. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Donald "Jack," in 1985 and one son, William "Bill" in 2001. Survivors include: his loving wife of 53 years, Betty Moore Powers of Nokesville, Va.; two sons, Robert of Nokesville and Alan and wife Heather of Stephens City, Va.; one daughter, Sharon White and husband Bo of Fredericksburg, Va.; two grandsons, Scott Powers and Aaron White; and three granddaughters, Ashlee Powers, Amelia Powers and Kaytria Powers.  Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 6, 2010 at Stonewall Memory Gardens, Manassas.- Towanda Daily Review, September 4, 2010

TROUPSBURG, NY — Robert G. Prutsman, 79, of 818 State Route 36, Troupsburg, NY, died
Monday, August 30th 2010 at Absolut Care at Three Rivers, Painted Post, NY.  Born in North Hornell, NY on April 8th 1931, he was the son of Glenn & Donna Tubbs Prutsman. A 1950 Graduate of Troupsburg Central School, he was a retired lifelong dairy farmer in the Town of Troupsburg. He was a member of the Troupsburg United Methodist Church, Past Master of the McClellan Lodge F & AM of Troupsburg, a member of Robinson Lodge 649 F & AM of Jasper, former President of the Mt. Hope Cemetery of Troupsburg, a member of the Southern Draft Horse Association and former Justice of the Peace, Town of Troupsburg.  He married Janet N. Marsh, May 23rd 1959 at the Knoxville, Pa. Methodist Church. She preceded him in death on October 16th 1997. He is survived by his loving companion and care giver, Nena L. Kelley, his son and daughter in law, James R. & Melissa Prutsman of Elkland, Pa., his daughter and son in law, Beth & Daniel Swiler of Hagerstown, MD, his brother and sister in law, David & Joanne Prutsman of Painted Post, NY.  His grandchildren, Meara Swiler, Russell Swiler, Victoria Swiler, Jessica Prutsman, Kaitlyn Prutsman and Michael Prutsman along with nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call on Friday, September 3rd from 2-4 and 6-8:30 PM at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St. Woodhull, NY, with a Masonic memorial service immediately following visitation at 8:30 PM. Funeral services will be conducted there on Saturday at 11:00 AM, the Rev. Dr. David Barnard officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Troupsburg, NY.  Memorials will be received for the Troupsburg Ambulance Corp., c/o Kay Seeley, 3061 Hopper Hill Road, Troupsburg, NY 14885. - Corning Leader, August 31, 2010

Age 93, of Tioga, PA, died on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010 in Tioga, PA. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 5, 2010 at 8:45 AM at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Main Street, Tioga, PA. Arrangements are entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, 16933.- Elmira Star Gazette, September 2, 2010

Tioga, Pa. — Mary J. Reynolds, 93, of Tioga, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010. She was a retired nurse in New York and Pennsylvania. Survivors include a brother, Maurice B. Reynolds of New Jersey. Services will be held at 8:45 a.m. Sunday at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Main Street. Arrangements are with the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory, and Monuments, PC, Mansfield.  Corning Leader - September 1, 2010

RICHARDS Donna L Terry
Age 74 of Alpine, NY died
on Sunday August 29, 2010. She was born on September 24, 1935 in Owego, NY the daughter of the late Donald and Alice Richards. Mrs. Terry was involved in several organizations and enjoyed spending time with her family. She was pre-deceased by her brother Albert Richards and her sister Rosalie Burch. Donna is survived by her loving husband William G. Terry; sons and daughters-in-law and daughters and sons-in-law: Mary and Ken Niles of Stanley, NY; Pam and Al Covert of Port Orange, FL; David E. and Kimberly Terry of Van Etten, NY; Nancy and Mike McCool of Spring Hill, FL ; Ronald W. and Sandra Terry of Elmira, NY; Pastor Christopher and Rachel Terry of Marathon, NY; several grandchildren and several great grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law: Raymond and Margaret Richards of Waverly, NY; Leslie and Julia Richards of Rogers, AK; John and Rita Richards of Corning, NY; sisters and brothers-in-law: Lucy and Ray Cooper of Roanoke, VA; Joan Douglas of Waverly, NY; Jacqueline and Terry Cole of Waverly, NY; many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. It was Donna's wish that her services be held privately. Those wishing may remember Donna through memorials to the Alzhiemers Association 401 Hayes Avenue Endicott, NY 13760 or to the Chemung County SPCA 2435 State Route 352 Elmira, NY 14903. Arrangements entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.- Elmira Star Gazette, August 30, 2010

RITZEL Kenneth E. Ritzel
60, of Waverly, N.Y., died
Saturday Sept. 4, 2010, at the Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness.  He was born in Baltimore, Md. on Feb. 20, 1950, the son of William and Viola Heimel Ritzel.  Ken was a veteran of the United States Navy serving during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed working on his computer and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Ken was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.  Ken was predeceased by his mother, Viola, on Feb. 5 of this year.  Ken is survived by his wife of 37 years, Donna, at home; his father, William Ritzel of West Burlington, Pa.; his three daughters, Donna Ritzel and her husband John Mignona of Towanda, Pa., Catherine Larrabee of Athens, Pa., and Carol and Ed Wisnewski of Bensalem, Pa.; grandchildren, Stephanie, Victor, Giovanni, Vincenzo, Colegio, Harman, and Brooke; his brother and sister-in-law James and Pat Ritzel of New York, N.Y.  At Kenneth's request there will be no services.  Memorial donations may be made in his memory to: The Veterans Outpatient Clinic, 301 N. Elmira St., Sayre, PA 18840. - Towanda Daily Review, September 5, 2010

SAMPSELL Nina E. Bresaz
95, a long-term resident of Jersey Shore, having moved to the community with her husband John in 1961, died Sunday morning, August 29, 2010, in the Jersey Shore Hospital surrounded by her loving daughter, Sallie (Richard K.) Dershem of Jersey Shore; her cherished grandchildren, Jeffrey L. (Debbie) Dershem of Zionsville, Pa., Scott A. (Sheryl) Dershem of Lock Haven, Michael K. (Jonel) Dershem of Voorhies, N.J., Jennie S. (Stephan) Welsh of Jersey Shore, and Timothy J. (Tasha) Dershem of Lewisburg; great-grandchildren, Andrew, Katie and Lance Welsh, Ridge, Chase, Bryce, Darren, Dylan and Todd Dershem, John and Jason Smith; also her niece, Candace Royer of Framingham, Mass.  Nina was the organizing founder of the Joann Hall Kidney Foundation and for many years she was a member of the former Seventh Day Adventist Church in Jersey Shore. She also was a member of the Ivanhoe Chapter, Order of Eastern Star #28.  The last of 13 children, she was born June 25, 1915, in Northumberland, Pa., the daughter of Robert G. Hopewell and the fomer Jennie Sampsell. She married Dr. Ralph K. Rounds in 1937. He preceded her in death in 1944. She then was married to the late John A. Bresaz in 1954; he also preceded her in death Feb. 15, 1994.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 1, 2010, at 2 p.m. in the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. Friends may call from noon until time of services at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery in Northumberland, Pa. The Rev. John Phillips will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the ManorCare Health Center, Activities Fund, care of Monica Orgintano, 1008 Thompson St., Jersey Shore, PA 17740.- Williamsport Sun Gazette, August 30, 2010

SHANER Sarah Elizabeth Stabley
90, of Bloomingrove Road, Williamsport went home to be with the Lord Monday, August 30, 2010, at her home. Born June 29, 1920 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Herbert F. and Sarah E. Orr Shaner. She was a 1938 graduate of Williamsport High School, and retired as a secretary from the Williamsport Technical Institute. Sarah enjoyed button collecting and was a member of several button collecting organizations including the Northeast Regional Button Association (NERBA). She also was heavily involved with knitting and crewel embroidery. She is survived by her son Jack R. Stabley, Jr. and wife Peggy of Williamsport, seven grandchildren, who affectionately knew her as "Wizard", Andrew, Christopher, Mark, Jean, Justin, Braden, and Ryan, and great granddaughter Jocelyn.  She was preceded in death her husband Jack R. Stabley on July 8, 2008.  A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, September 12, at the Mountain View Mennonite Church, 202 Old Barn Road, Bodines. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to the Mountain View Fellowship Church, 202 Old Barn Road, Trout Run Pa 17771.  Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.- Williamsport Sun Gazette, September 5, 2010

SMITH Evelyn M. (Evie) Nelson
82, of 3201 River Road, Lewisburg, formerly of Louisa Street, died Friday, September 3, 2010 at the Riverwoods Nursing Home. Evie's husband, John W. (Jack) Nelson, died on June 25, 2010. Evie was a member of the St. Paul-Calvary United Methodist Church and a graduate of the Erie Academy High School, Erie. Evie enjoyed doing cross stitching, was a member of the Rusty Hinges Exercise Class and loved traveling with her husband. Before she and her husband moved to Williamsport in 1951, she was a supervisor for the telephone company in Erie. While in Williamsport, she worked for North Central Sight Services. Born January 11, 1927 in Erie, she was the daughter of George and Mae Smith. Surviving are a brother, Glen (Marilyn) Smith of West Chester, six nieces and nephews and eleven great nieces and nephews. Evie was predeceased by a brother, Wilbur Smith. Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in Twin Hills Memorial Park with the Rev. Robin L. Baer officiating. Visitation from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Knight-Confer's, 1914 Memorial Avenue.- Williamsport Sun Gazette, September 5, 2010

STOPPER Jacqueline T. Ziegmann
40, of Mill Hall went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, September 3, 2010. Born June 18, 1970 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Robert and the late Mary Jo Gorman Stopper. Jacqueline and her husband, Kevin C. Ziegmann, Sr. were married May 23, 1992.  She was a graduate of Montoursville High School and was employed by Fenco Technical Center. Jacqueline loved her children and supported them in anything that they did. She also loved to sing.  In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Kevin Jr., and Jocelynn, her father and step mother Robert and Cathy Stopper of Montoursville, two brothers Curtis Stopper of Muncy and Shawn Stopper of Williamsport, her grandparents Carl and Ann Stopper of Williamsport, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at South Williamsport United Methodist Church, 409 Main St. South Williamsport with Pastor Mark Brumbach, officiating.  A viewing for family and friends will be Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 812 Diamond Street, Williamsport and on Wednesday at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of service.  Interment will be in Montoursville Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a trust for her children c/o Robert Stopper, 468 Rt. 864 Highway, Montoursville, PA 17754.- Williamsport Sun Gazette, September 5, 2010

SULLIVAN C. Wayne Sullivan
age 63, of New Albany, Pa., died
on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010 at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa.  Wayne was born on Nov. 9, 1946, son of Anita Kisner Sullivan and the late Patrick Francis Sullivan. He graduated from Wyalusing High School a member of the class of 1964. He then attended Penn State University, graduating with an associate's degree in drafting in 1966. After school Wayne went to work for Arrow United in Wyalusing, Pa., as a draftsman. He worked there for a number of years before getting a job with the Bradford County Emergency Services as a 911 dispatcher. He retired as a dispatcher after 25 years of service.  Wayne was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church in Overton, Pa. He was an avid Penn State football fan. He enjoyed computers, reading, watching classic movies, working on his family genealogy, and spending time with his family and friends.  Surviving are: a daughter, Nicole Sullivan, New Albany, Pa.; mother, Anita Sullivan, New Albany, Pa.; brother, Patrick (Jay) James and Bonnie Sullivan Mansfield, Pa.; sisters, Dawn (William) Vitez Lebanon, Pa., Jean (James) Heinrichs, Shirley, N.Y.; brother-in-law, Charles Farrie, Sparta, N.J.; five nieces and one great-niece. He was predeceased by his sister, Sheryl Farrie.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be heldat 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa., with his pastor, Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, presiding. Interment will be in the adjoining parish cemetery.  A visitation will be held at 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at St. Basils Church. Arrangements are under the direction of P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, A 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa.  The family will provide the flowers and ask that memorial contributions be sent to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850, or to a charity of their choice in Wayne's name. - Towanda Daily Review, August 30, 2010

TAYLOR Elizabeth E. "Betty" Taylor
86, of 441 Long Run Road, Mill Hall, died in the Lock Haven Hospital on Aug. 30, 2010, after a battle with pneumonia. She was born Jan. 17, 1924, in Salona, the daughter of James L. and Amanda Neff Taylor. Elizabeth was a 1941 graduate of the Jersey Shore High School, a 1945 graduate of the Williamsport Hospital School of Nursing, and a 1965 graduate of Lycoming College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in both nursing and education. She was a school nurse in the Jersey Shore School system from 1958 to 1965, and later became an English teacher at Jersey Shore High School until retiring in 1986. Elizabeth was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church of Jersey Shore, and also had attended the Salona Lutheran Church.  Ms. Taylor was an independent woman throughout her life. In addition to valuing her independence, she placed a high value on education and helped others to become educated through her teaching and her personal and financial commitments. Although she had no children of her own, she was very supportive of her many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Elizabeth was fortunate to have caring neighbors and friends who made the latter part of her life comfortable, happy and independent. Her deep love of history, literature, classical music, gardening and animals all were passed along to those lucky enough to spend time with her. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.  Ms. Taylor is survived by a sister, Conley (Ernest) Myers, Lancaster, and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by four brothers, John I., Donald W., Richard E. and James L. Taylor Jr.; and a sister, Jane Deitrich.  Funeral services and interment for Elizabeth E. "Betty" Taylor will be at the convenience of the family with no public visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salona Lutheran Church through the Dean K. Wetzler, Jr. Funeral Home, 320 Main St., Mill Hall, PA 17751. Arrangements are entrusted to the Dean K. Wetzler, Jr. Funeral Home, 320 Main St., Mill Hall, Pa.- Williamsport Sun Gazette, September 1, 2010

THOMPSON Shirley E Ribble
Bradford, N.Y. — Shirley E. Ribble, age 70, of Bradford, NY, died
on Monday, August 30, 2010.  Shirley was born in Prattsburg, NY, on January 14, 1940, to David LeRoy and Jesse May (Houghtaling) Thompson.  She has been married to her loving husband, Clifford Ribble, Jr., for 54 years.  Shirley retired from Corning Incorporated where she served as a quality control manufacturer in the Corelle division. Shirley had a love for the outdoors and was loved by many. Along with her husband, Cliff, Shirley is survived by one daughter, Gloria (Douglas) LaRue, and four sons: James (Chris) Ribble, John (Laurie) Ribble, Sr., Jeffrey (Donna), and Carl (Nikki) Ribble.  Shirley was a very special mother to her granddaughters; Billie Jo (Jordan Butler) Ribble, Angela (Gavin) Ribble, and Andrea (Dylan) Ribble.  She is also survived by three sisters: JoAnn Smalt, Joan Hough, and Linda (Dick) Swarts; and two brothers: David Thompson, Jr., and Billie (Elaine) Thompson.  Shirley has several grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.  Her grandson, Jeffery Ribble, Jr., predeceased her.  Her sisters, Kathy Davis and Jerrie Gordan, brother, Lester Thompson, and two brothers-in-law, Harold Smalt and Bill Hough also predeceased Shirley. Calling hours will be held 2-4pm and 6-8 on Thursday, September 2, 2010, at Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street, Corning, NY, 14830.  A funeral service will take place at the funeral home on Friday, September 3, 2010, at 12 Noon with Reverend Michael Spencer officiating.  Burial and committal will be in Seamen’s Cemetery in Savona, NY.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or the American Liver Association, 75 Maiden Lane Suite 603, New York, NY 10038. - Corning Leader, September 2, 2010

Van STEAMBURG Elizabeth "Betty" CAMPBELL
85, of Galeton, PA, died on Tuesday, August 31, 2010, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. Born May 3, 1925 in Galeton, she was a daughter of the late Gus and Ella (Anderson) VanSteamburg. On July 1, 1945, in Galeton, she married Oliver "Twist" Campbell, who survives. Betty worked at Galeton Production for many years and enjoyed gardening, antiques and spending time with her family and friends. Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Oliver "Twist" Campbell, Galeton; two sons, William (Lynne) Campbell and John (Brenda) Campbell, both of Galeton; a daughter, Nancy (Clay Louden) Campbell, Galeton; 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Virginia Mack, Galeton. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Saturday, September 4, 2010, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. - Elmira Star Gazette, September 2, 2010

WELCH James W. - J.W. Welch (The Farmer From Mansfield), died on Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. J.W. was born on June 10, 1937, in Mansfield, the son of Merrill and Loretta (Heyler) Welch. He was married to Susan (Sundberg) Welch. J.W. was self-employed as a farmer and employed by E.M.T.A. He served in the National Guard and was a member of Friendship Lodge #247 Free and Accepted Masons of Mansfield. In addition to his wife, Susan, J.W. is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Susannah Welch of Magna, Utah; a daughter, Amy Welch of Mansfield; one sister, Norma Jamison of Limeport; five grandchildren: Carlene, Dylan, Jacob, Gunnar Welch and Douglas Kilgore; three nephews and a niece. In keeping with J.W.'s wishes, there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Laurel Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901 and the Mansfield Free Public Library, N. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. 16933. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, is assisting the family. - Wellsboro Gazette, September 4, 2010

WEST Thomas Leroy
SARASOTA, FL — May it be known that Thomas Leroy West, age 47, born October 27, 1962, was returned to the Grace of God.  Thomas, after a battle with cancer, died
on August 24, 2010 in Sarasota, Florida.  Formerly of Presho, he is the son of John and the predeceased Patricia West.  Tom graduated from Corning Painted Post West High School in 1981.  He moved to Sarasota, Florida in the mid 1980's where he resided doing what he loved most.   He ran his own business of Metal Tex Framing and Acoustic Ceilings.  He will be greatly loved, missed, and remembered by many.   He is survived by his wife, Debra Marr West; sons, Thomas Jonathan Edward West and Kyle Robert West; his father and step-mother, John and Emma West; sisters, Laurie (Pat) West Seeley Butler and Shirley (Don) West Stanford, both of Presho; brother, Jody (Dawn) West of Hornby; and nieces, Tina Seeley, Katie West, Karlie West-Winfield, Kassie West, and Patricia Butler.  He also has great-nieces, Megan Leonard and Zoe Winfield; great-nephews, RJ Leonard and Ryder McIlwain, and Special Life Long Friend, Kenny (Tammy) Burdick.  Tom was predeceased by his mother, Patricia West on April 21, 1992. There will be no calling hours.  A graveside service will be held at Fairview Cemetery on Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 11:00am.  Those wishing may make donations in Tom’s name to the Tidewell Hospice House, 5955 Rand Blvd, Sarasota, Florida, 34238. Arrangements are with Carpenter’s Funeral Home, LLC.- Corning Leader, September 2, 2010

WHITE Gerald Warren White, 78, of Clifton, Va., died
Tuesday morning at the Fairfax Nursing Center, Fairfax, Va. He was born on Aug. 22, 1932, the son of the late William and Irene Besteder White. The White family owned and operated the White's Ferry along the Susquehanna River in Tunkhannock for more than 100 years. He began his education at home, being homeschooled, then attended a one-room school house in South Eaton, and graduated from Tunkhannock Area High School in 1949. He graduated after two years at Keystone Jr. College, then attended and graduated from Penn State University in 1953. After college he started his working career with Pratt Whitney, an aircraft engine manufacturing company. While with Pratt Whitney he studied at Renesselaer Polytechnic Institute. His career in the aviation propulsion field lead to a job with the Central Intelligence Agency where he served for 35 years until his retirement in April of 1995. After his retirement he gave guided tours at the National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, Va. He also was an ornithologist, enjoyed teaching boy scouts and other organizations the study of bluebirds at the park in Clifton, Va., where he helped in making and maintaining the bluebird trails. He belonged to the Virginia Bluebird Society and was a 45-year member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He was a member of Clifton Presbyterian Church serving as Elder. Gerald was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, William White. Surviving are: a brother, Robert, and his wife Geraldine of Stevensville; sister-in-law Lorraine White of Meshoppen; three nephews, Mark and his wife Linda of Laceyville, David and his wife Cindy of Meshoppen, and Kevin and his companion Betty Anne of Meshoppen; and a niece, Linda Pallis and her husband Gerald of Lake Carey.  The funeral service will be at noon on Saturday from the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St., with Rev. Kenneth Trexler of the Tunkhannock Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will be at South Eaton Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour before service. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Air and Space Museum new wing, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air & Space Pkwy., Chantilly, VA 20151, or the Virginia Bluebird Society, 726 William St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401.- Towanda Daily Review, September 2, 2010

WIMER Shirley
Pittsboro, N.C. —  Shirley Wimer Schnetzler 84, died Monday August 30, at home in Pittsboro, NC after a brief illness. She was born on December 24, 1925 in Cortland, NY to William and Edna Wimer. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, Aunt, great Aunt and friend. Her home was always filled with hospitality and love. After graduating from Cortland High School, Shirley worked at the Crescent Corset Company and later in life at the Corning Glass Works. Most of her life was dedicated to being a homemaker, wife, mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother. She married William Paul Schnetzler in Cortland, NY on August 20, 1949 to whom she recently celebrated her 61st Wedding Anniversary. They resided in Cortland NY, White Plains, NY, Groton, NY, Corning NY, Franklin, NC, and most recently have spent their last 20 years of retirement in Pittsboro, NC. Shirley was active in her family and friends lives. She is survived by her husband William Paul Schnetzler, of Pittsboro, NC, her daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Robert Franklin, her sons and daughter-in-laws Stephen and Linda Schnetzler of Corning, NY and Bill and Daniela Schnetzler of Mount Airy, Maryland, as well as eight grand-children, Eric Adams of Wake Forest, NC, Stephen and Ashley Schnetzler of Elyria, OH, Mathew and Amy Franklin, of Winston Salem, NC, Lisa Ellison, of Corning NY, and Will and Jen Schnetzler of Mount Airy, MD. She is also survived of 3 great grandchildren Bryon, Dylan, and Brielle and many nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She was pre-deceased by 12 brothers and sisters. A celebration of Life Ceremony will be held in Berkley Springs, WV at a later date. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to your local Hospice in her name. - Corning Leader, September 4, 2010

YORK Rudolph “Rudy” York
36, of St. Petersburg, FL, formerly of Wyalusing, died
July 17, 2010. Rudy loved his two cats, Buddy and Misty, enjoyed photography and spent much of his leisure time on his computer.  He graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School in 1992 and from Lock Haven University in 1999. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business. Survivors include his loving wife of one and a-half years, Michelle; mother, Gail Clarin; father, Mike Pachuta; sisters, Darcia and Will Talbert and Traci York; aunts, Rachele and Frank Zona and Elisha and Carlos Martinez; uncle, R.J. Clarin; grandfather, Ronald Clarin; four nephews, Aiden, Matthew, Gage and Bryce; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Robin and Ralf Kunjonis; his best friend, Joby Teel, and his two beloved cats.  A memorial service to celebrate Rudy’s life will be held at St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Wyalusing on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 1 p.m., with Father Joseph Manarchuck officiating. Following the service, a luncheon will be held in the church hall for family and friends.- Wyalusing Rocket Courier, September 2, 2010

ZIMMERMAN Richard D. Zimmerman
73, of 1610 Elliott St., died Saturday, August 28, 2010, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.  He was born September 8, 1936, in Sunbury. He was the son of Arthur E. and Mildred E. Long Zimmerman.  Dick was a 1954 graduate of Williamsport Area High School and a graduate of Lycoming College. He then went on to receive a master's degree in counseling from Bucknell University. He retired in 1993 from the Williamsport Area School District as a guidance counselor. Dick was the public address announcer for the Williamsport Millionaires and has been the announcer for the Lycoming College Warriors for the past 37 years. He served his country in the Air National Guard.  Surviving is a son, Rick (Tina) Zimmerman of Williamsport; his long-time companion, Sally LaRue, with whom he lived; her children, Joe (Michelle) LaRue of Conway, N.H. and Kristia Griggs of Minot, N.D.  Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Montoursville Cemetery. Family will provide flowers. The family suggests that memorial contributions in Richard's name be made to the Lycoming County SPCA, 2801 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to a charity of one's choice.  Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.- Williamsport Sun Gazette, August 30, 2010

? DITE June
MARCO ISLAND, FL —  June Dite of Marco Island, FL, formerly of Johnstown, NY, died
peacefully on Sunday the 29th of August in the presence of her devoted family. She was the loving wife of Paul, doting mother of June (Thomas) Muto, Gayle (E.J.) Maye, and Kathy (James) Hervol, adoring sister to Leon (Dee) Mazoyer, affectionate grandmother of Heather (Christopher) Mott, Katie (Erik) Nelson, Tommy Muto Jr, Katelyn and Jimmy Hervol, and nurturing Aunt to many. She will be greatly missed by numerous family and friends for her warm personality, delightful laughter, and loving nature. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Vincent DePaul Society in care of San Marco Church, 851 San Marco Road, Marco Island, FL 34145.- Corning Leader, September 2, 2010
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