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ABBEY Bernard E
Addison, N.Y. — Bernard E. Abbey, 73, of Cty. Rte. 80, Addison, died
on Friday evening, October 29, at the residence of caretakers in the Town of Tuscarora following a long illness. Born in Rathbone, NY on July 18, 1937, he was the son of George D. and Blanche E. (Hurd) Abbey. He married the former Geraldine Hall who preceded him in death. Bernard held various jobs in the area including the Steuben County Highway Department and Corning Inc. He made his home in Vero Beach, FL for several years and worked as a mechanic for the Indian River Sheriff’s Dept. and for various citrus producers. Besides his wife, Bernard was predeceased by his parents, his brothers, Leon Abbey, Willis Abbey, Roger Abbey, Leroy Abbey, Lester Abbey and Sheldon Simons and his sisters, Virginia Abbey, Marilyn Abbey and Esther Nelson. Surviving are Bernard’s daughter and son in law, Brenda and Eric Schirmer of Vero Beach, FL, his long time companion, Lillian Stutzman of Addison, his grandson, Willis Young of Collins, NY, his granddaughter, Grace Young of Vero Beach, his great grandson, Jayden Smith of Vero Beach, his sister, Wilma Lamphier of Woodhull, his brothers, Curtis Abbey of Woodhull and David (Ruth) Abbey of Painted Post and many nieces and nephews. Following Bernard’s wishes, there will be no visitation or services. Arrangements are with the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home in Woodhull. - Corning Leader, October 31, 2010

ANDERSON Norma Jean (Anderson) Fisher
of Tioga Junction, Pa., died on Thursday, October 28, 2010. Born in Mt. Braddock, Pa., she was a graduate of Uniontown, Pa. high school and the Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing (PGHSN). She was a life time member of the PGHSN alumni. Norma Jean is survived by her husband, Lewis Wayne Fisher, three sons, Paul and David Miller, Stacy B. Fisher and one daughter, Rebecca J. Miller. In keeping with Norma's wishes there will be no visitation. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, Pa., is assisting the family. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, October 30, 2010

BALLENSTEDT William Keith "Bill" Ballenstedt
56, of Athens, Pa., surrounded by his loving family, lost his long and valiant battle against cancer on Oct. 30, 2010.  He was born in Sayre, Pa., on March 30, 1954, the son of William H. and Marion Hastings Ballenstedt of Athens, Pa. Bill was a 1972 graduate of Athens Area High School. He worked for over 35 years for Guthrie Healthcare in Sayre, Pa., and really enjoyed his most recent assignment working with "his girls" in the Clinical Outcomes Department. Prior to his illness, Bill had 25 consecutive years of perfect attendance. Bill was a member of the Catholic Community of the Epiphany in Sayre, Pa., as well as a member of the Towanda Rifle and Pistol Club. He was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time with his family, quiet times, military history, card games with his friends, stamp collecting, music, family vacations in Vermont, and taking Sharaton bus trips with his family. He had a brilliant mind and a big heart. Bill will be missed by everyone who had the opportunity to know him and he will remain in our hearts forever. He is predeceased by his father William H., 2005, maternal and paternal grandparents. Bill is survived by his mother, Marion Ballenstedt of Athens; brother and sister-in-law, George and Toni Ballenstedt of Sayre, Pa.; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Dr. Thomas Young of Camp Hill, Pa.; sister, Joan Ballenstedt of Waverly, N.Y.; nephew, Anthony and Michelle Peterson of Athens, Pa.; niece, Brittany and Capt. Geoffrey Anderson, USAF, of Vacaville, Calif.; six great-nieces and nephews, Miranda, Anthony, Kasidy, Jared and Kaylee Peterson, and Paige Anderson; his close friend, William Carberry of Athens, Pa.; and best feline friend Shadow. Family and friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 at 10 a.m. at the Church of The Epiphany, 304 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa., with Rev. Vincent Langan officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. A very special thank you to the Oncology Staff at Guthrie Clinic and James P. Wilmott Cancer Center in Rochester, N.Y., Guthrie Hospice of Towanda, Pa., and Rev. Vincent Langan. In memory of Bill, donations may be made in his memory to: Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shephard Road, Waverly, NY 14892; Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850, or please donate to the Spalding Library, 724 S. Main Street, Athens, PA 18840; or Towanda Rifle & Pistol Club, P.O. Box 341, Towanda, PA 18848. - Towanda Daily Review, October 31, 2010

BARTLETT Shirley M. Burdick
90, of Horseheads, NY, died
Monday, October 25, 2010 at ElderWood at Tioga, Waverly, NY. She was born June 17, 1920 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Stuart and Sara Powell Bartlett. She is predeceased by her husband John. Shirley is survived by her children, Jack (Anne) Burdick, Tom (Judy) Burdick, and Bonnie (Larry) Hollenbeck; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Jean Schmidt. A Memorial Service will be held at the convenience of the family. Cremation arrangements are under the care of Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., Athens, PA. The family expresses its deepest gratitude to the staff at ElderWood at Tioga for the loving attention and care provided to Shirley over the three plus years of her residency there. The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to the Alzheimer's Association , Kirby Health Center, 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 in memory of Shirley Burdick or see www. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 30, 2010

BEAVER William A. "Bill" Beaver
70, of Rome RR 3, Rome Twp., Pa., died
Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. "Bill," as he was known by his family and friends, was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on June 25, 1940, the son of the late Andrew Beaver and Eva E. Butkovic Beaver. In his youth he attended St. Bonaventure School and North Catholic High School, both in Philadelphia. He was employed by Philadelphia Gear for 38 years until his retirement. Bill loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing.  He is survived by: his wife, Cora R. Beaver, at home; children, Andrea Raisnider of Reading, Pa., William Beaver and his wife Tina of Barto, Pa., Denise Aston and her husband Stephen of Barto, Pa., Lisa Bagrud of Oley, Pa., Nadine Wanner and her husband Thomas of Reading, Pa., Robert Williams and his wife Dacia of Spring City, Pa., David Williams and his wife Lauren of Norristown, Pa., and Cora Ellis and Donald Faust of Ralston, Pa.; 18 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Charles Beaver and his wife Joanne of Boyertown, Pa.; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Andrew, on Jan. 19, 1984, and by his mother, Eva, on Nov. 8, 2002. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, at the North Rome Wesleyan Church with Pastor Theo Griffin officiating. Interment will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, at Valley Forge Memorial Gardens, King of Prussia, Pa. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Memorial contributions may be directed to the North Rome Wesleyan Church, RR 1 Ulster, PA 18850, in Bill's memory.  Towanda Daily Review - November 4, 2010

BERSANI Antonio A. Bersani
80, of Montoursville, died at home on Thursday October 28, 2010. Tony was born in Braintree, Mass. on January 16, 1930, the son of Antonio and Alma Dahlberg Bersani. He retired in 1984 as a field engineering manager from E. Keeler Co., which later became Tampella then Kvaerner. A member of the Williamsport Bridge Club, he obtained the rank of Silver Life Master in 1997. Tony was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during the Korean War from 1948 until 1952. Surviving are his former wife Alice Murphy of Falmouth, Mass., his son Lt. Col. Brandt E. Bersani and daughter Moira Bersani-McLane, Esq. both of Falmouth, Mass., three grandchildren, Brandt E. Bersani, Michael S.D. McLane and Chloe E.B. McLane. In addition to his parents, a son Neil A. Bersani, Ph.D, preceded him in death. The family will receive friends between 4 and 5 p.m. today for a time of remembrance at Crouse Funeral Home, 133 East Third St., Williamsport, Pa. Burial will be in Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, Mass. at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Antonio's name may be made to Susquehanna Health Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd. 4 south, Williamsport, PA 17701. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, October 30, 2010

BOWERS Frederick Edward Bowers
age 67, died
October 14, 2010 after a brief battle with cancer. He was born in Ithaca on August 3, 1943, the son of the late Fredrick H. Bowers and is survived by mother, Mary E. Bowers. Fred was a member of the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union and had retired from them after 42 years of service. After retiring, he was a School Bus Aide, Crossing Guard and donated time at the Salvation Army Family Store. He had been active as a 30 year member of Fidelity #51 of the Masons and was currently serving his third term as Master. He was also a member of the Balbec Grotto, which raises funds for Dentistry for Special Needs Children. He served as Monarch for several years in the Masons. Fred will be remembered as a dedicated and loving husband, father, son, brother and friend to all. Fred is survived by his wife of 33 years, Phyllis (Beatty) Bowers; daughter, Marissa Bowers; stepson, Robert Doner (Crystal); sister, Claire Alger (Brian Phinney); brother, Harry Bowers (Kathy); brother, Robert Bowers (Alicia); father-in-law, James Beatty and aunts, uncle, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. A celebration of Fred's life will be held as a Memorial Service, Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 2pm at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, located at 402 North Aurora Street, Ithaca, NY. Just prior at 1:45pm, the Masons will hold a service at the same location. Family and friends are invited to a Reception following the Service in the church dining room. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made on Fred's behalf to: 1) St. Paul's United Methodist Church; 2) SPCA of Tompkins County; or 3) Charity of one's choice. Bangs Funeral Home will be assisting the family. - Elmira Star Gazette, November 1, 2010

BRICKMAN Edward P. Brickman
69, died
on Oct. 10, 2010, in Tulsa, Okla. He was born in Williamsport, Pa., to the late Joseph and Molly Brickman. Ed was a 1959 graduate of WHS, a 1963 graduate of Penn state University, and received his MBA from St. Thomas University. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired as a regional sales manager for Nalco Chemical Co. Survivors include his wife, Janet Brickman,of Tulsa, Okla.; son, David Brickman (Angie), of Edwardsville Ill.; daughter Jennifer Wood (Jay), of Granite City, Ill.; sister Joyce Fialkow (Martin), of Moorestown, N.J. He also leaves behind three stepsons, Aaron, Jerry, and Sanford Rabushka and four grandchildren. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, October 31, 2010

BRUEILLY Virginia Brueilly
85, of Wellsboro, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at Broad Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro.  Virginia was born Feb. 10, 1925, in Covington, a daughter of Raymond and Louise (Chell) Brueilly. Virginia was a teacher for the Williamsport School District before her retirement. She was a member of the Covington Baptist Church. Virginia is survived by two brothers and a sister-in-law, Dick Brueilly of Wellsboro and Edward (Lillian) Brueilly of Mansfield. She was predeceased by a sister, Betty Jo Putman in 2008. In keeping with Virginia's wishes there will be no services. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family. - Wellsboro Gazette - November 4, 2010

Bath, N.Y. — Robert Bullock age 80, of Prattsburg and Bath, NY died Monday Oct 25, 2010. He was the son of the late Orson and Velva Bullock. He was born in Watertown, NY Sept. 13, 1930. Robert retired from being a contactor and construction worker in Rochester, NY. He is survived by his beloved companion Virginia Lyon. He is survived by his children Linda (Art) Marquis of Canastota, NY, son Robert (Eileen) Bullock of Toxaway, NC, daughter Leslie (Michael) Randazzo of Stanley, NY.  He is survived by his sister Eleanor Preston of Fultonham, NY, brother Ronald (Shirley) Bullock of Homestead, Florida, sister Constance (James) Leana of Watertown, NY. 15 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, several step children. Deceased son Thomas James and a brother Richard Bullock. A Memorial service will be held Thurs. Nov. 4, 2010 at 1pm at the United Methodist Church on W. Washington Street in Bath, NY. The Reverend Jeff McDowell will be the officiant over the service. A luncheon will follow the memorial service. Arrangements are by Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath. - Corning Leader, November 2, 2010

BUTRICA Walter S. Butrica
85, of RR 3, Towanda, died Saturday, October 30, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He and his wife, Jane, would have celebrated their 60th anniversary in March. Born October 23, 1925 in Highland Park, N.J., he was the son of the late Andrew And Mabel White Butrica. Before his retirement, he worked as a floor layer for Local Union 1823.  Surviving are his wife, Jane Wachowska Butrica, his children, Maryann Wachoska, Frank Butrica, Janeann Zeno, Larry Butrica, Irvin Butrica, Jane Dittmar, and William Butrica; sisters, Anna, Vera, and Eleanor; brothers; Larry, Irvin, and Bill; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his son, Walter, and several brothers and sisters. Friends may call on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Avenue, Towanda, where a service will follow at 7 p.m. Interment will be private. - Towanda Daily Review, November 2, 2010

CLARK S. James Clark
79, If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane~we’d walk right up to heaven and bring you home again….Our hearts were saddened on Monday evening, November 1, 2010 with the passing of our loving husband, dad, grandpa, brother, uncle and friend, S. James Clark, of RR 2, Windham, Pa. Jim was born on January 28, 1931 in Atlantic City, N.J., a son of the late Samuel W. and  Elizabeth (Greene) Clark. He was a graduate of Nichols High School class of 1949 and following graduation enlisted in the US Army to serve his county. Dedicated to his family, Jim treasured the time spent with them. He was a man of great knowledge, a eccentric collector and enjoyed sharing poetry and song with those who would visit. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
Jim is survived by his wife of 46 years, Carol B. (Taylor) Clark; his children, Elaine Nichols (Dave Lutzkanin, Jr.); William (Shari) Clark; MaryHelen (Charlie) MacDonald; Samuel James (Melissa) Clark, III; his special grandchildren:  Katrina, Scott, Amanda, Taylor, Zachary, Garrett, Michael, Keegan, Eryn, Jace, Samantha, Sophia, Emelia, Stephenie and Christopher; brothers and sisters-in-law David and Pat Clark; Paul and Marta Clark; sisters and brother-in-law, Susan Healy, Ruth and C. Kenneth Crain; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Roberta and Jim Honnick, Dolores and Doug Martin, Louise and George Beville; several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Funeral services and a celebration of Jim’s life will be held on Saturday, November 6 at noon at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols with Pastor C. Kenneth Crain, Pastor Dan Martin and Pastor Samuel Clark officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the Kenneth Buck Cemetery, (located behind the Windham Summit Bible Church) A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held on Friday, November 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel. Memories and condolences for Jim’s family may also be shared by visiting our website at Flowers will be provided by the family and memorial contributions may be directed to the Windham Summit Bible Church,  RR 2, Box 328, Rome, PA 18837 or Guthrie Home Health, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA 18848 in loving memory of S. James Clark. Sayre Morning Times - November 3, 2010

COVERT  Carolee Mae Covert-Melton
age 42 died suddenly on Oct 17, 2010. She was born to William and Carol Covert on Feb 20, 1968 in Elmira, NY. She attended South Seneca High School. Carolee was predeacesed by her father in 1992. She is survived by her daughter Kristen Marie Alexander of Tustin, CA, husband CPL Matthew J. Melton of Jacksonville, NC, her mother Carol Jones, brothers Dave and Steven Covert all of Rochester, NY. Carolee was very involved with Co-Dependents Anonymous and greatly enjoyed helping others in any way she could. Services were private. The family requests in lieu of flowers donations by made to The Celiac Disease Foundation. Their information can be found at - Elmira Star Gazette, November 2, 2010

CRATSLEY Velma L. Disbrow
Age 69 of Horseheads, NY died
on Thursday October 28, 2010. Velma was born on January 16, 1941 in Hammondsport, NY the daughter of the late Albert and Rose Cratsley. Mrs. Disbrow is survived by her husband John C. Disbrow; children: Carol Sutton of Erin, NY; Charles and Sheri Sutton of Horseheads, NY; Brian Sutton and Lisa LaFritz of Lowman, NY; Anna and Shawn Brizzee of Hornell, NY; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; brothers: Edward Cratsley of Pine City, NY; Art Cratsley; sisters: Florence Cratsley of NC; Joyce Cratsley of FL; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Velma's Funeral Services on Monday November 1, 2010 at 10 AM at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. The Reverend Robert Finch will officiate. Interment in Grove Cemetery in Bath, NY. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 30, 2010

CRUMPTON Paul Crumpton
Age 68, of Elmira, NY, died
on Wednesday, October 27, 2010. Paul was born in White Plains, NY, son of the late Leon and Hallie (Whitted) Crumpton. Paul worked for the Elmira ARC as a custodian for many years. He was an avid Mets Fan and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He will be deeply missed by those that knew him. Survivors include his sisters, Mary Terry of Mt. Vernon, NY, and Josephine Hall of Elmira; sister-in-law, Lula Mae Crumpton; many nieces and nephews and cousins; care provider, Evelyn Williams. Paul was predeceased by his sisters, Dorothy Wynn and Joan Taylor; brother, David Crumpton. Family and friends are invited to calling hour from 11 am to 12 pm on Monday, November 1, 2010, in the Frederick Douglas AME Zion Memorial Church. Funeral service will follow at 12 p.m. with Pastor Michael Bell officiating. Interment will take place in Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, NY on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 12 p.m. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 31, 2010

DARLING Norman E. Darling
went home to be with his Lord early Wednesday morning, Nov. 3, 2010. He was 83 years old. He was married for 65 years to Betty Darling, who died
in 2009, and he is survived by his current wife, Dot Brown Darling, as well as numerous children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. The couple resided in Apalachin, N.Y. Norman died
peacefully in his sleep at Wilson Hospital following a very short illness. Norman was father to eight children. Their names follow from eldest to youngest: Dawn Bombard, her husband Jim, their son Scott with his wife Leanne and their daughter Trinity; Sharon Hale, her husband Chip, their daughter Mimi Swartley with her husband Tom and their children Dwight, Matt, Beth and Jared, and daughter Wendy Newman with her husband Rick, and their sons Nathan and Luke; Nancy Wright (now deceased), her husband Robert, son Mark with his wife, Raina and children Ian, Phelan, Keira, and Skylar, daughter Laura Wright, and daughter Leslie Pasco with husband Joe and their children Ashley, Taylor and Riley; Gene (Pete) Darling, his wife Jill, son Greg with his wife Faith and their children Andrew, Elijah, Lavella and Jonah, and son Keith; Susie Seifert, her husband Gary, and children Jamie Chaffee with wife Kelly and their children Hunter, Jordyn and Isaiah, daughter Sara Chaffee, and son Timothy Chaffee with wife Abbie and daughter Josie; Norma Santacrose, her husband Jim, their children Theresa Boyer with her husband Pat and their children Asher, Emma, Judah, Abigail and Daisy, daughter Christian Abell with her husband Rob and their children Malachi and Elise, son Mike Santacrose, son Joe Santacrose (now deceased), and daughter Jessica Santacrose; Frank Darling, his wife Bonnie and their children Kayla and Zach; and Rick Darling. Norman was a proud father to eight children, grandpa to 18, and great-grampa to 29. He was much loved by his family. He went by Norm, Norman, Tink, Uncle Tink and Dad to his children, but was the most proud to be known simply as Grampa D. Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services and a celebration of Norman's life at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7, at the South Apalachin Baptist Church, Pennsylvania Avenue, Apalachin. A period of visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols.  Towanda Daily Review - November 4, 2010

DECKER Marie M. Clark
Age 89, widow of Ted Clark , mother, grandmother, and great grandmother died
at EIdcrwood Nursing Facility in Waverly,on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010. She was born on June 5, 1921 in Sayre, PA, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Klinko Decker. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Josephine Kane and Mildred Fox, and brother, Vincent Decker. Marie graduated from Sayre High School in 1939. She worked a few years for Croft Lumber Co. in Sayre. In 1943 she met Ted Clark of Waverly and they were married on September 30, 1944. She then joined Ted and his father, Ed, and sister, Kitty Rimbey in operating the family grocery store at 118 Broad St., now known as Ted Clark's Busy Market. After raising six children, she became more involved with the store and especially key in initiating their old fashioned deli with fresh homemade salads and baked beans. Many of her recipes are still used there today. She also handled the bookwork of the market until her retirement in 1984. She was a communicant of Blessed Trinity Parish St. James Church in Waverly and a member of its Altar and Rosary Society. She had also been very active in the various senior citizen groups throughout the Valley. And—she was an avid NY Yankees fan!!! She loved to play golf at DJ's and play cards with her friends. She is survived by her sons, Timothy and Daniel of Waverly, Michael of Binghamton; daughters, Patricia of Troy, Pa., Sheila (Ken) Simpson of Sayre, Kathleen (Bruce) Mourhess of Waverly; grandchildren, Sarah and Holly Simpson of Sayre, Courtney (Chris) Yeakel of Fairport, NY, Amanda Harding of Washington, D.C., and Daniel Clark , Jr, of Waverly; great-granddaughter, Quinnleigh Yeakel; special nieces, Sharon Jackson of Lebanon, Pa. and Susan Wallace of Waverly; several other nieces, nephews. A time for gathering with family and friends will be from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, November 4, 2010 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY. The celebration of Marie's life will be a Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Friday, November 5, 2010 at Blessed Trinity Parish St James Church on Clark Street, Waverly, NY. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Waverly, NY. Memorials may directed to the Martha Lloyd Community Services, 66 Lloyd Lane, Troy, PA 16947 or ACHIEVE, 125 Cutler Pond Rd., Binghamton, NY 13905. The family wishes to thank the fourth floor staff at Elderwood for the wonderful care they gave her. Star-Gazette - November 3, 2010

DePOE Alice L. Kitzmiller
79, of Unityville, died
Thursday, October 28, 2010, at her home in the loving care of her family. She was born August 23, 1931, in Iola, a daughter of the late Pete Earnest and Mae Depoe. She graduated from Benton High School in 1948. She worked at Benton Milco and then helped her husband farm and took care of her home for sixty plus years. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She belonged to the 39 plus club and a former member Unityville fireman auxiliary. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, cooking for her family, spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband Charles J. Kitzmiller, with whom she married December 25, 1950; three sons Charlie E. Kitzmiller and his wife Sandy, Edwin E. Kitzmiller and his wife Christine, Travis Kitzmiller and his fiancee Alissa all of Unityville; two daughters Virginia and her husband Edward Long of Millville, Cathy Kitzmiller of Unityville and thirteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren and a sister Joyce Bragg of Millville. Services will be Monday at 3 p.m. at Bunnell Funeral Home, Inc. 178 E. Main St. Millville, with Rev. Paul Dauenbaugh officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 2 p.m. until the time of service. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, October 30, 2010

EATON Joseph D. Eaton Sr.
82, of Pine Crest Home for Adults, Avoca, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010 at Ira Davenport Hospital. He was a retired custodian at Westinghouse. Survivors include sons Harry Eaton of Cortland, Glenn Eaton of Avoca, Joseph B. Eaton of Bath, Barth Eaton of Anderson, S.C. Calling hours are 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at Fagan’s Funeral Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday immediately following calling hours at the funeral home, the Rev. Bill Spencer officiating. Burial will be in Beaver Dams Cemetery. - Corning Leader, October 31, 2010

EISNER Philip Lee Eisner Sr.
78, of 32 Catherine Drive, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at The Gatehouse Hospice following a lengthy illness. Phil retired in 1994 from the former AM Sheet Metal as a sheet metal specialist. He attended Trinity United Methodist Church, built and flew model airplanes and was a member of Wings of Williamsport R.C. Flying Club. Born Nov. 21, 1931, in Lock Haven, he was the son of Howard and Zelma Yocum Eisner Sr. Surviving are his wife of 29 years, the former C. Jane Ebert; sons, Philip L. Jr. (Susan) and Paul H. (Linda), both of Williamsport; a daughter, Marianna Eisner of Carbondale; stepsons, Kenneth Bardo of South Williamsport, Gary Bardo of Newville and Mark (Bren Dena) Bardo of Montoursville; brothers, Donald (Mary) of Fla., Howard and Robert, both of Williamsport; grandchildren, Philip Eisner III, Christina Eisner, Amanda Whyman and Tim Eisner; and a great granddaughter, Elora Whyman. Phil was predeceased by a daughter, Carol Eisner and brothers, William and Harry Eisner. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Montoursville Cemetery, with the Rev. Dr. James R. Behrens officiating. No visitation. The family will provide the flowers and suggests donations to the church, 1971 Lycoming Creek Road, Williamsport or The Gatehouse Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, October 30, 2010

Painted Post — Samuel M. Eisenhart, 76, of Steuben Street, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010 at his home. He was a former employee of First Heritage Federal Credit Union and served in the U.S. Army. Survivors include his daughter, Sherry Gates of Corning; sons Bradley Eisenhart of Webster, Michael Eisenhart of Corning. Calling hours are 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery. - Corning Leader, October 31, 2010

ENGLISH Elizabeth "E.A." English
Age 83, died
November 2, 2010 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was born October 23, 1927 in Delmar Township, PA, the daughter of the late Dean and Elizabeth Dwyer English. E.A. was a graduate of Wellsboro "1943", Marywood College "1948" with a BA in Social Studies, and Catholic University of America "1957" with a Masters in Social Work. She retired as MH/MR Coordinator for Clearfield Jefferson MH/MR Center, was a Field Director for the American Red Cross serving with them in Viet Nam, and her first job was Director of Children's Services in Lewisburg, PA. Surviving are her sister, Jane Wetherbee of Stony Fork, several nieces and nephews and their families. She was predeceased by a sister, Catherine Whartenby, and three brothers, J. Donald English, R. Edward English and James D. English. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Peter's Catholic Church on Friday, November 12, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. with Rev. John Chmil officiating. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery in Corning, NY. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to St. Peter's Catholic Church, 38 Central Avenue, Wellsboro, PA 16901, or to The Green Free Library, 134 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA.  Star-Gazette - November 4, 2010

FLOOK John T. Flook
68, of 65 W. Sixth Ave., South Williamsport, died
at the Gatehouse Hospice of Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport, after a long courageous battle with cancer surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, Oct. 29, 2010. John was a member of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau for the past 30 years. He had been a member of the White Deer Golf Club for 30 years. John was a social member of the LeRoy O. Buck Post #7863, VFW, at DuBoistown. John enjoyed playing golf. He also enjoyed hunting. He was very interested in business and his work was very important to him. He most enjoyed watching his grandson play little league baseball and watching his granddaughters play and participate in soccer at South Williamsport High School and in AYSO soccer games. John loved being involved with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was concerned with their life activities and the events that they were involved with. John started to work at the age of 16 at the former J. B. Krause, Jr. Economy Locker Storage Company at the former Williamsport Growers Market. He then went to work for local area stores of the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (A & P). In 1966 he became self-employed with a stand in the Williamsport Growers Market formerly of Warren Worthington. Upon closing of the Williamsport Growers Market (Market House) in Williamsport, John founded Flook's Meats and Locker Plant at the corners of West Southern Avenue and Bayard Streets in South Williamsport in 1972. Born Sept. 14, 1942, at Williamsport, he was the son of the late Raymond F. and Margaret Wycoff Flook. He and his wife, the former Antonia M. Casale were married on Sept. 29, 1959. Together they have shared 51 years of marriage. Surviving in addition to his wife, "Toni" Flook at home, are his two daughters, Christine M. and her husband, Kurt Caruso of DuBoistown, and Deanna M. Flook of South Williamsport. He is also survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Joseph M. and Terri A. Flook of Nisbet and his five grandchildren, Cassandra E. Flook, Carissa A. Flook, Melissa M. Flook, Nicholas M. Caruso and Anthony S. Caruso. In addition to his late parents, he was also preceded in death by his late brother, Raymond F. Flook Jr. There will be no services held and the family respectfully declines to receive flowers. The family of Mr. John T. Flook respectfully suggests that contributions in his memory may be made, if so desired to either The Gatehouse Hospice, c/o Providence Foundation, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to The American Cancer Society, Lycoming Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport, is assisting the family with arrangements. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, November 1, 2010

GRAYBILL Gizelle Geranne Parker
51, of E. Third St., died Thursday Oct. 28, 2010, at Williamsport Regional Medical Center after a long battle with breast cancer. Born January 2, 1959, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Sandra Signor Graybill. She was married for 21 years to her husband, Denton Parker II. Gizelle enjoyed spending time with her son and loved to watch him play football. Gizelle had been a long time owner of Busy Bee Lunch and was most recently the manager of Dolly's Diner. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Denton Parker III; brothers, Albert (Jan) and Matthew Graybill, and sisters, Ann (Steve) Bowman and Michelle (Brian) Hinkal, three nephews and four nieces. She was preceded in death by her brother, Michael Graybill. A Memorial Service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport. Friends may call the funeral home from 6 p.m. until the time of service. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, October 30, 2010

HALL Gary A. Hall
62, of 862 Hall Road, Muncy died
Thursday, October 28, 2010, at his home. He was born February 25, 1948, in Williamsport, a son of Kimber E. and Margaret E. Trimble Hall. Gary was the owner-operator of Hall's Dairy in Muncy Twp., was a member of the PA Farm Bureau, the Three Point Hunting Club and a charter member of the Moose No. 866 in Hughesville. He was an avid hunter, enjoyed his trips to the casinos and loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Connie M. Carr. Surviving Gary is his wife, the former Patricia A. Buck, with whom he celebrated 43 years of marriage on February 25; two children, Christopher T. Hall and Lisa M. Hall both of Muncy; three brothers, Eugene W. (Donna) of Lairdsville, Bruce K. (Betty) and Robert J. both of Muncy; three sisters, Joan A. (James) Herr of Clarkstown, Sandra E. (Ron) Campbell and Alice R. (Dave) Lamper both of Pennsdale and three grandchildren, Kristen, Todd and Rachael Hall. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at Lycoming Valley Baptist Church, 4980 Lycoming Mall Road, Montoursville with Pastor Jack E. Delaney officiating. Interment will follow in St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery. Friends may call at the church Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 11 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, October 30, 2010

HAM Alma Rose Stanton
83, of Dushore, Pa., died
peacefully on Monday, Nov. 1, 2010 at her home with her loving family at her side. Alma was born on Aug. 30, 1927, in Lawton, Pa., one of 10 children of the late Clarence and Lena Keck Ham. She married Donald R. Stanton who predeceased her on May 14, 1980. Alma was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She raised her children and also worked at the former Dolly Madison Ice Cream plant in Dushore, Pa., and later for the former Endicott-Johnson Shoe Mfg. Co. of Mildred, Pa. She also helped her husband Donald while he was working in the woods. Having grown up on a farm she enjoyed attending county fairs, horse pulling, watching NASCAR, her flower garden, bird watching and to keep her mind young, working word puzzles.  Surviving are: five children, Judy A. Travis (James Parkhurst) of Wyalusing, Pa., Joyce M. Rider (Steven Faulkiner) of Muncy Valley, Pa., Ronald R. and Debra Stanton of Dushore, Pa., Barb Stanton (Chuck Keeney) of New Albany, Pa., and Gary A. (Debbie Pendleton) of Dushore, Pa.; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by siblings Madeline Kaminski, Frances Kelly, Chancey Ham, Stewart Ham, Thelma Decker, Sterry Ham, William Ham, Joyce Mason and Norma Ham. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, pastor of I.H.M. Parish, Dushore, Pa., officiating. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Dushore, Pa. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010 at the funeral home. Memorials are directed to the Sullivan County Unit of the American Cancer Society , 1948 E. 3rd St., Williamsport, PA 17701. - Towanda Daily Review, November 2, 2010

HAND Harold Leroy Hand, Sr.
72, of Cameron Mills, N.Y., died
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, at Troy Community Hospital, Troy.  He was born June 15, 1938, in Genesee, the son of Donald G. and Mary Jeffers Hand. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, Monday, Nov. 1, from 3 to 5 p.m., where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 5 p.m. Memorial donations may be made directly to the family to assist with funeral expenses. Wellsboro Gazette - October 31, 2010

ISHAM Nancy Ann Blake
age 69, of E. Waneta Lake Rd., Dundee died
peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, October 9th, 2010. A gathering celebrating her life will commence at 11am on Saturday, November 6th, 2010 at the Waneta Inn, 4015 E. Waneta Lake Rd., Dundee. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society . Nancy was born on January 4, 1941 in Tahoka, Texas, the daughter of the late Charles Amon and Nancy Jane (Glenn) Isham. Nancy was a well know cook and chef for many area restaurants including the Glen Motor Inn, the Wild Flower Café, the Glenora and most recently her husband Leland became the owners and operators of the Waneta Inn in Tyrone. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, with a big heart for giving to others. Nancy is survived by her loving husband, Leland; son, James of Washington State; daughters, Tamara Martos of Watkins Glen, Deanna Harrell of Watkins Glen, Katrina Dean of Elmira, step-daughter, Cindy of Kentucky, step-son, Robert of Watkins Glen; twenty-one grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; sisters, Tommie of Woodland, WA and Linda of Shallowater, TX; brother, Roy of Wilson, TX; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Charles and Jerry. - Elmira Star Gazette, November 2, 2010

JACK June P. [Jack] Heatley
Age 83, of Burch Hill Rd., Horseheads, died
Oct. 31, 2010 at home surrounded by her family. June was born March 30, 1926 in Elmira, NY, a daughter to the late Clyde and Dorothy (Frederick) Jack. She was predeceased by her husband, James in 1977. She is survived by her children, James (Sandra) Heatley of Victor, NY, Robert Heatley of NY, NY, Sheldon Vos of Miami, FL, Michelle (Gery) Tremaine of Orlando, FL; grandchildren, Jennifer (Patrick) Solomon, Marc (Tracey) Heatley, Matthew (Kimberly) Dilmore, Branden Dilmore, Todd Heatley, Brooke Heatley; great-grandchildren, David, Connor, Matthew, Liam, Caroline, and Jack; sister, Sharon Keough of Millport, NY; and Robert (Marlene) Jack of Painted Post, NY. She was also predeceased by her brother-in-law, Danny Keough. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Horseheads and retired from Thomas and Betts. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. She enjoyed shopping, international travel, reading, kite flying and was an advocate for environmental protection. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Wed. Nov. 3, 2010 from 2-4:00 and again from 6-8:00. Her service will be celebrated in the First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Rhonda Kouterick officiating. Officers and members of Horseheads Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star will gather at the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads on Wed. at 7:45 p.m. to conduct a memorial service for their departed sister. Those wishing may remember June with memorials to Millport Vol. Fire Department, 2016 Crescent St., Millport, NY 14864 or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. - Elmira Star Gazette, November 2, 2010

KIMBALL Ronald C. Kimball, Sr., 77, of 5650 Kimball Road, Mulberry, Fla., died
on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, in Tampa, Fla., after a brief illness.
He is survived by his wife, Katherine; three children; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Dale E. and Drexanne Kimball of Wellsboro and a sister, Shirley Allred of Warren. He was predeceased by his parents, Carlson Kimball and Margaret Kimball Wood and a sister, Sandra Kimball Gendron. Wellsboro Gazette - October 31, 2010

KNOWLTON Clyde A. Knowlton
Age 70, of Pine City, NY died
very unexpectedly Friday, October 29th, 2010 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Clyde was the son of the late Harry and Myrtle Schmelzle Knowlton on February 3rd, 1940. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Sandra Bergh Knowlton; son, Michael (Michelle) Knowlton of Middletown, NY; and daughter, Tari (Jeff) Janeski of Pine City, NY; grandchildren, Katie and Zach Knowlton of Middleton, NY. Clyde held a Masters degree in teaching from Elmira College. He taught Mathematics for 35 years in both the Elmira School District and Horseheads. He was a devoted AQHA member, farmer, and carpenter who loved his four wheeler. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport, NY, on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Family will receive friends at Bethany Lutheran Church, 256 South Walnut St., Elmira before the funeral services on Wednesday, November 3rd, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Funeral services will be held there at 1:00PM. Interment will be held privately at the family's convenience. The Reverend Joseph Cotner will officiate. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials in Clyde's name to the Bethany Lutheran Church. - Elmira Star Gazette, November 1, 2010

KORB F. Eugene Korb [SRGP 84630]
77, of Mansfield, died
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, at home. He was born April 1, 1933, in Mansfield, the son of Henry and Marion Kelly Korb. Gene was a retiree of the United States Postal Service and a veteran of both the Army and the Navy. He is survived by a daughter, Wendy Dauphinais of Plano, Texas and a granddaughter, Rebecca Tuttle of Jacksonville, N.C. In addition to his parents, Gene was predeceased by his sister, Connie Korb. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service for Gene at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, on Friday, Nov. 5, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Chris Schafer officiating. Wellsboro Gazette - October 31, 2010

LYNCH Mary Jane Safford,
88, of Waverly, NY died
on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital. She was born on August 31, 1922 in Sayre, PA the daughter of the late Robert and Mary Jane McCarthy Lynch. Mary Jane was instrumental in working with the Barb Rockett Project along with working with other animal shelters. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed knitting. She is predeceased by her husband Bernard T. Safford, 1999, and granddaughter Denise M. Schreck,1996. Mary Jane is survived by her children Margaret (David) Schreck of Medina, NY, and Nancy (Michael) Arcesi of Waverly, NY, grandchildren Shawn (Nicole) Blakeman of Raleigh, NC, Karen (Gilbert) Sharpsteen of Lowman, NY and Matthew (Maggie) Schreck of Atlanta, GA, 6 great-grandchildren, brother-in-law Daniel (Virginia) Safford of Waverly, NY, niece Jane Grego of Jericho, VT, along with several other nieces, and nephews. Friends and family may call at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA on Monday, November 1, 2010 from 2pm – 3pm.  Funeral Services will follow at the funeral home at 3 p.m. with Pastor Bruce Vanderpool from the Shepherd Creek Chapel officiating. Burial will be in Lockwood Cemetery, Lockwood, NY. Memorial donations may be made in Mary Jane’s memory to Stray Haven Humane Society & SPCA, Inc., 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY 14892 or Shepherd Creek Chapel, 2265 Hagerman Hill Road, Waverly, NY 14892, Att.: Pastor Bruce Vanderpool. - Sayre Morning Times, October 30, 2010

MERRICK Verna A Maynard
On the morning of Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, Verna A. (Merrick) Maynard of East Canton went home to be with the Lord while at Robert Packer Hospital, with her loving family at her side. She was 81 years of age. Born Nov. 2, 1928, in LeRoy, she was the daughter of Luther J. and Ruth (Crofut) Merrick. Verna grew up at the family homestead in a house built by her great-grandfather. Following her graduation from Canton High School she took a secretarial position in Wellsboro and made her residence there. One Sunday while attending church she met a young soldier returning home from the war named Carroll Maynard. Friendship led to courtship and in December of 1947 they were married. Carroll went back to school in Houghton, N.Y. and Verna worked as a secretary at the college. Carroll felt the Lord's call and entered the ministry, and he and Verna served churches in Ithaca and Rome, N.Y., for several years. Verna proved to be the ideal pastor's helpmate, with her warm, friendly manner and generous heart. Upon Carroll's retirement in 1984, the Maynard family, now including two sons and three daughters, moved back to Canton. Verna took a position as a secretary with the law offices of Vineski, Brann and Williams. She also served as secretary of the East Canton United Methodist Church. Carroll died
in November of 1992. In her spare time Verna was an avid reader, but one might say that her true hobby was being a people person. Verna loved the company of family and friends, especially her friends at the Canton Mennonite Church, where she was famous for her hugs. She kept active in all aspects of church life, remaining young at heart and devoting her time and energy to the Lord's work for as long as her health permitted. Verna is survived by: her sons Michael (and Linda) Maynard of Conklin, N.Y., and Gregory Maynard, at home; daughters Allaire (and Stephen) Bascomb of Warrenton, Va., and Laurel (and William) Caton of Keswick, Va.; brother George Merrick of Roseville; sisters Leah Hardin of Wellsboro and Edith Wood of Crystal River, Fla.; an aunt, Edith Hatherill of Syracuse, N.Y.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; as well as nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceding her in death were her husband of 45 years, Carroll, and her daughter Faith Maynard. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Canton Mennonite Church. A celebration of Verna's life will follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Doug Graybill, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be private. The family will provide the flowers and suggests that memorials be directed to the Canton Mennonite Church, P.O. Box 43, Canton, PA 17724. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home Inc., 94 N. Center St., Canton. - Towanda Daily Review, November 2, 2010

MICHAELS Clayton James Michaels
Age 73, died
on Saturday, October 30, 2010. He is survived by siblings, William (Sharon) Michaels, Dennis (Sue) Michaels, Charles (Anne) Michaels, Elizabeth (Michael) Horigan and Mary (Michael) West. At his request there will be no services. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. - Elmira Star Gazette, November 2, 2010

MILLER Roger A. Miller
53, of North Ave., died
late Saturday evening, Oct. 30, 2010, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born Oct. 19, 1957, in Sunbury, a son the late Thomas W. and Shirley A. (Hummel) Miller. On Oct. 21, 1979, he married the former Sandra M. Treon, who survives him. Roger was a 1977 graduate of Shikellamy High School and a graduate of Sun Area Technical Institute with a degree in diesel mechanics. Mr. Miller has been employed with PPL for the last 29 years, beginning employment at the coal yard in Shamokin Dam and later transferred to the power plant in Berwick. Roger was of Lutheran Faith and attended St. John's Lutheran Church, Northumberland. He was a life member of the Rescue Hose Co., Sunbury, and the Northumberland Hook and Ladder Fire Co. Roger was also a member of the Sunbury Elks Lodge #267 and the Free and Accepted Masons Lafayette Lodge #194, Selinsgrove, the Norry Gun Club and the Resilite Wrestling Club, where he served 30 years as coach and coordinator. Along with being a dedicated fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, Roger supported his home team as an avid Shikellamy Braves supporter. He also coached many local athletic organizations, including Shikellamy High School softball team for four years, Northumberland Acorn Little League, Flag Football League at C.W. Rice School, and was coach and coordinator of the Ivy League Football and Wrestling programs. Roger also enjoyed spending time outdoors hunting with his family and brothers, who Mrs. Miller and her family would like to offer their thanks for the dedicated care and support of their brother. In addition to his wife, Roger is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Steven M. Kremer Jr. and his wife, Jennifer R. Kremer, and one daughter and son-in-law, Kristin M. Hansel and her husband, James A. Hansel II, all of Northumberland; five grandchildren, Dylan and Katelynn Kremer and Kailey, Jacob and Kaitlyn Hansel; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas W. Jr. and Ellie M. Miller of Ephrata and Bruce A. and Cinda L. Miller of Muncy; sister-in-law, Pat L. Miller of Northumberland; mother-in-law, Mary R. Treon, a resident of Nottingham Village; nieces and nephews, Amy and Mark Miller, Karen Barrett, Kelly Secrest, Mitzie Reese and Donny Miller II and his loyal companion, Buster. He was preceded in death by his brother, Donald E. Miller in 1999, and his father-in-law, George A. Treon. Friends and family may call from 5:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Tuesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, 300 Queen St., Northumberland, where a Masonic service will begin at 8:20 p.m., followed by the Elks Lodge Service at 8:40 until 9 p.m. Visitation will be again from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, where the funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. with his pastor, Rev. Dale F. Biesecker Jr., officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery, Northumberland. Contributions in Roger's memory can be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 300 Queen St., Northumberland, PA 17857 or to the Resilite Wrestling Club, P.O. Box 673, Sunbury, PA 17801. Arrangements are by the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King St., Northumberland. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, November 1, 2010

MORSEMAN Earl E. Morseman Jr.
84, of Cty. Rte. 85, Tuscarora, entered into rest on Sunday, Oct. 31 at Absolut Care at Three Rivers in Painted Post. Born on Feb. 13, 1926 in the Town of Tuscarora, Earl was the son of Earl and Grace (Ellison) Morseman Sr. He had worked at the Elkland Leather Company, the Trautner Lumber Mill in Addison upon closing of the tannery and later for the Town of Tuscarora Highway Dept. Earl also raised meat rabbits for market. Earl loved spending time with his family and treasured the times spent with his grandchildren. A long time member of the Tuscarora Fire Department, he had also been appointed a state fire warden. Earl enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, bowling and playing softball, especially pitching. As a young man he participated in amateur boxing in Elmira. On Feb. 21, 1948, Earl and Caroline Padgett were married. She preceded him in death in Jan. 1974. He later married Mary (Williams) Dunn Root in July 1975 and she predeceased him in July 2008. He was also predeceased by his parents; his sons, Mark Anthony Morseman in 1957 and Baby Morseman in 1959; his grandson, Marvin Morseman; his brothers, Franklin Morseman and Walter Morseman Sr.; and his sisters, Mary Morseman, Dorothy Makitra and Linda Heckert. Surviving are his daughter, Susan (Carl) Bulkley of Addison; his sons, Franklin (Lucille) Morseman of Ulysses, PA, Roger (Patsy) Morseman of Hanson, KY, Bruce (Sharon) Morseman of Woodhull, Dennis (Janice) Morseman, Douglas Morseman, James "JD" Morseman, all of Addison and Timothy (Colleen) Morseman of Mifflinburg, PA. Also surviving are 21 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; step daughter, Sue Dunn of Victor; and step son, Gary Dunn of Addison; one step grandchild and two step great-grandchildren. Earl is also survived by his sisters, Lois Housel of Addison, Betty Lou (Ronnie) Bennett of Bath; brothers, Raymond (Barbara) Morseman of Bath and Richard "Kenny" (Barbara) Morseman of Addison; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Evelyn Morseman of Osceola, James Heckert of Greensburg, PA, Raymond Padgett of Arizona, Clifford "Kip" Padgett, Keith and Marilyn Padgett and Winifred and Thurman Jones, all of Addison, along with numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Nov. 7 at 2:00 PM at the Addison Eagles Club, St. Rte. 417 west of Addison. A dinner there will follow immediately after the service. Burial will be in Elk Creek Cemetery, Borden at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to the Tuscarora Fire Dept., the Tuscarora Ambulance or the American Cancer Society . Arrangements are with the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home in Woodhull. - Elmira Star Gazette, November 2, 2010

NEVINS Michael P. Nevins
"Former Cattaraugus County District Attorney", 65, of 120 North 13th Street, died
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, shortly after arrival at the Olean General Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Nevins was born on Feb. 6, 1945 in Olean and was a son of Joseph Anthony and Frances H. Haely Nevins. He is survived by a son, Sean M. (Kristin) Nevins, Bryn Mawr, PA; two daughters, Emily A. (Michael) Sharkey of San Francisco, CA, and Wendy M. Nevins of Tahoe City, CA; four grandchildren; a sister, Mary Jane Nevins of Olean, NY; four nieces and nephews. Mr. Nevins was pre-deceased by his parents and a brother, Joseph A. Nevins, Jr. in 2005. Mr. Nevins was a life long resident of Olean. He graduated from Archbishop Walsh High School class of 1963. He then graduated from Niagara University in 1967 with a Bachelor's degree in Arts & Science with a major in History and later graduated from the University of Baltmore with a JD in 1970. Mr. Nevins was a First Lt. in the US Army and served from March 17, 1971 to March 7, 1973. Following his service, opened his own law practice in Olean. He was the Cattaraugus County District Attorney two separate terms. In 1999, he began working in the Public Defender Office in Chemung County where he worked for 10 years until his retirement in the summer of 2009. Mr. Nevins was licensed to practice law in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Friends will be received on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm in the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc. #646 E. State Street, Olean. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Nov. 1, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. in St. John's Roman Catholic Church. The Rev. Edward J. Sheedy, Pastor, will celebrate. Burial will be in the St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany, NY. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the St. Elizabeth Motherhouse Infirmary 115 E. Main Street, Allegany, New York 14706. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 30, 2010

OLIVER Sarah Oliver Burlew
94, went home to be with the Lord on October 30, 2010. Sarah was born September 9, 1916 in New Brunswick, N.J. Sarah married Charles H. Burlew her long-time friend and sweetheart on May 11, 1935 in the Episcopal Church in New Brunswick. They had three children, Charles (Gale), Frank (Jean) and William (Ramona) and spent 57 happy years together. In 1969, Sarah graduated from Middlesex County Vocational School, she successfully competely the program at the age of 53 and became a Licensed Practical Nurse. Sarah was an avid gardener, camper and Christian. She was very involved with her church and worked actively with the Red Cross and veterans home in Edison, N.J. In 1979, she and Charles moved to N.Y. State. She was pre-deceased by Charles in March of 1992. Sarah was a dedicated Wife, Mother and Grandmother to her 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by those who knew her love and devotion.  Friends may call Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the LaMarche Funeral Home, 35 Main St. Hammondsport. Graveside services at Pleasant Valley Cemetery  will follow the calling hours. - Corning Leader, November 1, 2010

RAYMOND Guy Harold Raymond Sr.
52, of Sayre, Pa., died
on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 at his residence. He was born on Oct. 27, 1959 in Sayre. He was the son of Dorthy Symor and the late George Hartford. He married the former Bonnie J. Hall in Barton on July 18, 2001. Guy enjoyed hanging with friends and family, motorsports, wrestling, etc. Surviving are his wife Bonnie Raymond; his sons Guy Raymond, Jr., Jason Raymond; step-daughters Marjorie Hall, Rebecca Lane, Michelle Hall, Shelly Hall; his mother Dorthy Seymor; his siblings Geroge Raymond, Janny Thomas, Oliver Raymond, Donna Notarfonzo, Dorthy Willson (Dolly), Thomas C. Raymond, and Howard Raymond; several nieces, nephews and grandchildren. A private funeral service will be held at the convienence of the family. Lowery Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests taht memorial contributions be directed to Bonnie Raymond, 206 N. Thomas Ave., Sayre, PA 18840. - Sayre Morning Times, November 2, 2010

RHYNEHART Beth S. [Rhynehart] Bailey
Age 82, of Burdett, NY died
on Friday, October 29, 2010 at Seneca View Nursing Facility. She retired from the Federal Government's Agriculture, Stabilization, Conservation Dept. after many years of service. She is survived by her two daughters, Faye (Gary) Tuttle of Burdett, NY and Patricia (Gai) Gaitonde of VA; grandchildren, David (Heather) Gaitonde, Michael (Emily) Gaitonde, Karin (Christopher) Lanthier, Adam (Nicole) Gaitonde, Marlana (Bill) Beardsley, Melissa Smith, Marianne Smith; and 11 great-grandchildren. Her brother, Philo Rhynehart, and sister-in-law, Rosemary Eutterazzi also survives her. Her husband, Leslie Bailey predeceased Mrs. Bailey in 1994. A Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 11:00 AM at the Union Cemetery of Hector in Burdett, NY. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Burdett Fire Department or to the Schuyler County Volunteer Ambulance Association. The Family would like to express a special thank you to the staff of Unit II at Seneca View Nursing Facility and to her dear friend "Leone." Arrangements are entrusted to the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 31, 2010

ROBB VeAnna M. Kurtz
97, of Route 405, Montgomery, died
on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Muncy Valley Hospital, where she was a resident for the last two and a half years. Born Feb. 1, 1913, in Muncy, she was the daughter of the late Raymond R. and Alta E. Ulrich Robb. She was married to the former Harry E. Kurtz Jr., and they had celebrated 61 years of marriage until he died on Feb. 3, 1997. VeAnna graduated from Hughesville High School in 1932, where she was a member of the basketball team. She was also a member of St. John's Evangelical Church, Watsontown, for 65 years. She enjoyed crocheting, embroidering and playing the piano. She also was on the election board. VeAnna is survived by her daughter, Lucille A. Cipriani, Montgomery; her son and daughter-in-law, Gene J. (Mitzi) Kurtz, Watsontown; and daughter and son-in-law, Marjorie M. (Jim) Schooley, Friendswood, Texas. She also is survived by nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Robb and sister, Edna Dildine. Friends are invited to call at the Brooks Funeral Home, 207 Broadway St., Turbotville, from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Friends also may call from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church, where the funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Saint John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6590 Musser Lane, Watsontown, with her Pastor Jill Seagle officiating. Burial will follow at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in her memory be made to the Saint John's Evangelical Lutheran Church. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, October 26, 2010

Bath, N.Y. —Phyllis J. Crosby, 77, died
Friday, Oct. 29, 2010 at home. She was born February 1, 1933 in Bath, N.Y., the daughter of the late Ernest and Nina (Silliman) Robinson. She was a graduate of Hammondsport Central School and Elmira Business Institute. She worked as a legal secretary for Henry Hille before retiring. She was a former member of Bath Business and Professional Woman. She was predeceased by her husband Bethel and companion of several years, Charles Mochrie. She is survived by two sons, David Crosby and Elaine Chapin of Bath, N.Y., Alan Crosby of Fountain Hills, Az., two daughters, Kimberly Crosby and Jeff Moshier of Bath, N.Y., and Kelly (Carl) Parulski of Bath, N.Y., a brother, Erwin (Joan) Robinson of Hammondsport, N.Y., seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are being observed on Monday, November 1, 2010 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath where her funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 1 p.m. with the Reverend Jeffrey McDowell officiating. Her burial will be held in Mitchellsville Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Phyllis' name to the Kanona Fire Department. - Corning Leader, October 31, 2010

ROGERS Walter "Walt" E. Rogers
55, of Lowman, NY, died
Monday, October 25, 2010, at home after his courageous battle with cancer. He was born November 23, 1954 in Towanda, PA, the son of Francis "Jake" and Roberta Soper Rogers. He is predeceased by his mother, Roberta Rogers. Walt is survived by his wife, Barb; son, Ryan (Sara) Rogers; daughter, Stephanie Rogers; stepsons, David (Linda) DeKay and Doug (Diana) DeKay; six grandchildren; father, Francis (Barb) Rogers; sister, Roxanne (Stan) Hall; nieces, Samantha and Meckenzie Hall; brothers-in-law, Robert (Donna) Farley and Richard (Kathy) Farley; nephew, Rylan Farley; mother-in-law, Betty Farley; sister-in-law, Bernadette Farley; and several aunts and uncles. Family and friends may call on Wednesday, October 27, 2010, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, PA. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at the Funeral Home with the Rev. David Larsen officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations made in memory of Walt be sent to the Sayre House of Hope, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840.- Elmira Star Gazette, October 26, 2010

RUDY Betty M. [Rudy] Owen
Age 89, departed this world on God's Sweet Chariot at 4:14 AM on Monday, October 25, 2010. Mrs. Owen was predeceased by her husband of 70 years, Delos Owen in 1998. Betty is survived by her children, Gloria Jean Hutchings of Montour Falls, NY, Ginny M. (Jerome) Costley of Horseheads, NY, Linda L. (John) Bernas of Horseheads, NY, Pam (Stephen) Gardner of Sandy Ridge, NC., Bruce D. (Mary) Owen of Horseheads, NY and Dawn (James) Hines of Montour Falls, NY; 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; brother, Boyd Rudy of Florida and sister, Viola Revelle of Kansas City, MO; special niece, Nancy Campbell of Kansas City, MO. Mrs. Owen was a 50+ year member of the Odessa United Methodist Church and helped on the family dairy farm. She was a member of the first class to have graduated from the Odessa Central School. She leaves us with a legacy of a life well lived and blessed with the giving and receiving of great love. She devoted her life to caring for others. She would give you the shirt right off her back if you wanted it and anyone that came to her door was welcomed, fed, and offered help if needed. Her example of a strong faith and her trust in God will always be an inspiration. Her strength of character, generosity, honesty, courage, determination, work ethic, and her independent spirit will live on in the hearts of those she touched and loved. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Thursday, October 28, 2010 from 6 PM to 8 PM. Her funeral service will be held on Friday, October 29, 2010 at 11 AM at the Odessa United Methodist Church, Church St., Odessa, NY. The Rev. Sheila Price will officiate. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery. Those wishing to remember Betty may do so through Memorials to the Odessa United Methodist Church or a Charity of one's choice. "Don't be sad, be happy, think happy thoughts of picking apples."- Elmira Star Gazette, October 26, 2010

SALSMAN Ryan Howard “RoRo” Salsman
26, of 665 Bennett Rd., Meshoppen, PA, died
early Sunday morning, Oct. 24, 2010 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on U. S. Route 6, Meshoppen Twp., Wyoming County. Born in Tunkhannock on Jan. 29, 1984, he was the son of Richard and Darlene Johnson Salsman of Meshoppen. Growing up in the Meshoppen area, he was a graduate of Elk Lake High School, Class of 2002.  He entered the U.S. Army in their early entry program and served his country from 2001 until his discharge in 2009. During that time, Ryan served one tour in Kuwait with Operation Iraq Freedom. He was very proud to be an American, and his family was very proud of his service to his country. After being discharged from the service, he attended Keystone College and later transferred to Bloomsburg University. Ryan was currently employed as a PA State Corrections Officer at the State Corrections Institution at Dallas.  He was a member of the Rought Hall Post #510 American Legion in Black Walnut and the Pennsylvania State Corrections Officers Association. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, watching the Red Sox, campfires and especially spending time with his family and many friends. Being a free spirit, RoRo lived, loved and laughed for life. Survivors include his parents, Richard and Darlene Salsman of Meshoppen; a brother, Anson L. Salsman of Lawton; Anson’s children, Emily and Christian Salsman, both of Tunkhannock; two sisters, Terri L. Salsman and Hope L. (Tim) Potter; Hope’s children, Jaclyn Parsons, Hannah Potter and Nicholas Potter and two great-nephews, Kaden and Kaileb Parsons, all of Goose Creek, SC. He is also survived by his maternal grandmother, Betty Russick of Tunkhannock, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Max Russick, Sr.; paternal grandparents, Howard and Vera Salsman and a cousin, Brandi Johnson Stockholm. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 28 at 11 a.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen, with Pastor Pat Newhart, officiating. Interment will be in the Jersey Hill Cemetery in Meshoppen. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of the Rought Hall Post #510 American Legion, the Dennis Strong Post #457 American Legion and the Endless Mountains Post #3583 V.F.W., as well as fellow officers from the State Corrections Institution at Dallas. Family and friends called at the funeral home on Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 4 to 8 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ryan’s memory to Hunts for Healing of the Luzerne Foundation, 140 Main St., 2nd Floor, Luzerne, PA 18709. It should also be known that many lives will be better and be saved because of Ryan’s organ donation through the Gift of Life Program, Philadelphia. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, October 29, 2010

SCARBORO Margaret S. "Peggy" Poage
77, of Steam Valley, died
on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, surrounded by her loving family, at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. Born August 10, 1933, in Cooptown, Md., she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Gladys Campbell Scarboro. She was the wife of C. Douglas Poage, who preceded her in death. She graduated from North Harford High School in 1951. On Sept. 16, 1951, she married C. Douglas. She spent two years in Texas, while her husband served in the Army. Following the military years, she and her husband owned and operated C. Douglas Poage Artisan Well Drilling Company for 25 years. Then later, they owned and operated a dairy farm in Airville, Pa., for a year. Her husband's love of hunting and of the mountains relocated her to Trout Run in 1973. In 1997, she retired from Glamorise Foundations after 19 years of service. She was a dedicated worker in the cutting room. She was a member of William Watters Methodist Church in Jarrettsville, Md. She was a Sunday school teacher for years. Her family was and continues to be very active in the church. In her spare time she enjoyed working on word searches and crossword puzzles, watching NASCAR races especially when Bill Elliott raced, sitting outside and admiring her flowers and waterfall, gardening, cooking and baking, watching game shows on TV, and she especially enjoyed family outings and cookouts on her deck. Surviving are her four children, Vickie (Harold) Hill of Mansfield, Raymond Poage, Deborah (Joseph) Passuello and Valerie Lovett, all of Steam Valley; nine grandchildren, Kimberly (Eugene) Bennett of Warrensville, Michael (Casey) Hopkins of Mansfield, Raymond Poage, Mark Poage, Joseph (Heather) Passuello III., Tiffany Lovett, Dylan Lovett, all of Steam Valley, Jason Passuello, Adam Lovett, both of Liberty; five great-grandchildren, Chelsea (Curtis) Meixel of Liberty, Jonathan Bennett, Cody Bennett, both of Warrensville, Dana Otis, Nathan Hopkins, both of Mansfield. She was expecting a great-great-grandchild in May. Also surviving are three siblings, Dorothy Pritt of Churchville, Md., Raymond (Shirley) Scarboro of Darlington, Md., and Joan Szewczyk of Edgewood, Md. She was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Jeanne (Gross) Poage, and a brother-in-law, Olbert Pritt. Visitation will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, followed by a memorial service at 4:30 p.m. Memorial contributions in Margaret's name may be made to The Gatehouse, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701 or Trout Run Volunteer Fire

SECHRIST Carol June Bodine
85, of Pleasant Garden died
Friday, October 22, 2010 in the Palliative Care unit at Wesley Long Memorial Hospital. Born May 1, 1925 in Elmira, NY to Louise and Ronald Sechrist, Carol June was married in August 1943 to Eli Bodine. Together, while raising a family in rural Chemung, NY, they built their lives as prominent business owners. While their day-to-day lives revolved around operating one of the largest chicken farms in New York State and the local ice creamery, weekends were dedicated to providing thrills and excitement to auto race fans at their ¼ mile dirt track, Chemung Speedrome. Her love of adventure, spurred by the love of family, took Carol June, along with Eli, on the NASCAR circuit for over a decade traveling from track to track selling souvenirs for sons Geoffrey and Brett. Her passion and dedication continued through their racing careers, and into son Todd's, in the Camping World Truck Series. From practice to qualifying to the final lap, Carol June reveled in her son's accomplishments. Living with daughter Denise for the last 13 years, Carol June enjoyed family activities such as family and friend picnics and vacations to the beach. Times made even more precious to her by enjoying them with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought to her life. Carol June would spend free moments at Denise's hair salon in Pleasant Garden. Preceded in death by her parents and husband, Carol June is survived by her brothers, William Stone of Montrose, WV, Duke (Vera) and Darrell Sechrist; and sister, Ronda (Wes) Hall, all of Elmira, NY; children, Denise (Michael) Faucett of Pleasant Garden, NC, Geoffrey (Lori) of Melbourne, FL, Brett (Kathi), and Todd (Janet), both of Mooresville, NC; grandchildren, Kristen (Jay) Lockwood, Geoffrey and Kara Abbott, Matthew, Barry, Ashlyn, Heidi, Alex, Eli, and Kami Bodine; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Tuesday at the Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel in Greensboro, NC officiated by her nephew, Reverend Randall Stone. Burial followed at Guilford Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to The Alzheimer's Association Alzheimer's Association Alzheimer's Association Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215. The family would also like to extend a special thank you to Shondra for her loving dedication and the compassionate care she provided to our beloved Carol June.- Elmira Star Gazette, October 27, 2010

SHADDUCK Agnes A. Snell
86, formerly of Williamsport died
Friday, October 29, 2010, at the Darway Nursing Home in Estella, Pa. She was born February 11, 1924, in Shunk, Pa., a daughter of Charles V. and Fanny Amanda Brown Shadduck. Agnes retired from Raovac, was a member of Hillsgrove United Methodist Church and the Hillsgrove Fire Co. Auxiliary. She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph A. Snell and seven brothers and sisters. Agnes is survived by her children, Burr Snell, Duane Snell, Percilla Rung, and Avinella Sanders; fourteen grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. A private family memorial graveside service will be held in Hillsgrove Cemetery. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, October 30, 2010

Bath, N.Y. — Anna W. Havens,  85, died
on Friday, October 29, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital.  She was born October 15, 1925 in Bath, NY the daughter of the late Lewis T. Shaut and Jennie (Austin) Shaut.  She worked at WT Grant Co. and retired from Mercury Aircraft.  She enjoyed shopping and playing euchre.  She was predeceased by her husband Maurice Havens and two brothers, Ward Shaut and Glenn Shaut.  She is survived by; three sons, Lynn Havens of Bath, NY Lance Havens and Robin (Bobbie) Havens of Bath and daughter Sharon Galvan (Bob) also of Bath, a brother Otto Shaut and sister Reva Clark; grandchildren, Daryl Havens, Brad Havens, and Lisa (Darrell) Cary, Christina (Ryan) Brown, Duane Havens (Donna), Cheryl (Dean) Helm, Corey (Shawna) Havens, Darren (Dina) Havens, Kari (Rodney) Soles and Kristi Acor (Jason) and 15 great grandchildren. Following Anna’s wishes there will be no visitation.  A graveside service will be held on Wednesday November 3rd at 10:00 am in Nondaga Cemetery in Bath.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bath Volunteer Fire Department, 50 East Morris Street, Bath, NY 14810.  Fagan’s Funeral Home is taking care of arrangements.

SHIREY Oscar E. Shirey
61, of 199 Marion St., Jersey Shore, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, in the Geisinger Medical Center. Oscar was born Sept. 4, 1949, in Jersey Shore, the son of Oscar L. Shirey and the former Martha Hilling. He is survived by his wife, the former Andrea P. Stem; they were united in marriage May 21, 1999. Oscar was retired after 30 years of service from Bethlehem Steel Co., and was a 1967 graduate of the Williamsport High School. For many years he was a member of the Williamsport Masonic Lodge, Masonic Motorcycle Club No. 19, Jersey Shore American Legion and the Jersey Shore V.F.W. During the Vietnam War, Oscar proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed motorcycle racing and riding his Harley with friends and family. Also surviving are two sons, John A. Braim of Boston, Mass., and Samuel W. (Jenny) Braim of Jersey Shore; one daughter, Kathy M. (Robert) Shirey of Jersey Shore; five grandchildren and one great-grandson; two brothers, Robert L. Shirey and David L. Shirey of Linden; one sister, Annalee Volkman of Linden; also his beloved German shepherd "Jewel." Oscar was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Gordon Shirey and Eddie Shirey. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening, Oct. 26, 2010, in the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. Burial and services will be held at the convenience of the family. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, October 23, 2010

SHULTS Frank Heath "Paco" Shults
44, of Troy, went to be with his Lord on Monday, Oct. 25, 2010 at his home surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Mary Ann (Skwierawski) Shults. The couple married on June 9, 1990, and had 20 happy years together. Family and friends are welcome to call from 5-6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 at the Austinville Union Church, 2977 Austinville Road, Austinville, Pa. The memorial service to honor Frank's life will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, at the church with his pastor, Rev. Kenneth Marple, officiating. There will be a dinner in the church basement afterwards. The Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa., has been entrusted with arrangements. Frank was born on May 19, 1966, in Austin, Texas, son of the late Patrick Shults and Judy (West) Shults of Panama City, Fla. He was a machinist for 23 years for the Schrader-Bellows Co. in Canton, Pa., and was a member of the Austinville Union Church. For many years, Frank was an assistant coach for both the varsity and junior varsity football teams at Troy High School, enjoyed playing golf and pool on different leagues and hunting, and was a member of the Canton Moose where he played for the Williams Pool Team. Frank is survived by: his wife Mary Ann; his mother Judy; his son Patrick Joseph Shults; his daughter Jennifer Lynn Shults; his nephew Jamie Shults; and his great-niece Kristen Shults. He was preceded in death by: his father Patrick Shults; his brother Troy Shults; his maternal grandparents Betty and Elwood West; and his mother-in-law Kitty (Weaver) Skwierawski. Memorial contributions may be made in Frank's memory to their children's college education. - Towanda Daily Review, October 27, 2010

SIMMONS Ms. Beverly Jean Simmons
69, entered into rest on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, at Select Specialty Hospital. Graveside services were held on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at 1 p.m. at Westover Memorial Park, with the Rev. Randy Byrd officiating. Mrs. Simmons is survived by her sons, Kerby Scott Confer and Rand Allen Confer; her daughter, Kristin Confer Cantrell; and six grandchildren. She is also survived by her constant companion, Roy Broussard. If so desired, memorials may be made to any Veterans charitable organization. The family is very proud of Beverly's achievements in education. She received a bachelor's degree in history and a master's degree in special education from Augusta College. She dedicated her career to helping special education students in Richmond county until her retirement in 2007. She was recognized as Teacher of the Year for the 1997-1998 school year. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, October 23, 2010

SMITH Lois A. Riddell\
94, of Linden, died
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, at her daughter Karen's home. She was born April 10, 1916, in Woodward Township, the daughter of J. Roscoe and Margaret Brooks Smith. Lois was the wife of the late Harry R. Riddell, who passed in 1978. She attended the Maranatha Bible Church. Lois is survived by a son, H. LaVerne (Dorothy E.) Riddell of Jersey Shore; two daughters, Karen R. Powers of Jersey Shore and Shirley L. (Jan L.) Guinter of Linden; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, three step grandchildren, seven step great-grandchildren, seventeen great-great grandchildren; two brothers, John H. Smith of Linden and Clyde Smith of Jersey Shore; and a sister, Helen Day of Jersey Shore. She was predeceased by a daughter, Norma L. Dunkleberger; two brothers, Merrill and Allen Smith; and two sisters, Lethe Lovell and Myra Reese. Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family with Rev. Shawn Grubb officiating. Arrangements are being handled by the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home," 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, October 22, 2010

SPAULDING Virginia S. Bronson
92, died
Wednesday, September 29, 2010. Born in Canton, she came to Brevard County in 1965 from Miami, FL. A retired Personnel Manager, she received her BA from Syracuse University where she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority and Master's of Science from Penn State, both in Psychology. Virginia was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Melbourne. Also a member of the UMW and The Seekers Sunday School Class at her church. She loved and was very active in her church. She took on tasks and leadership positions and was looked upon as a great resource by others for her knowledge and memory. Virginia is survived by her sons, Wayne (Mary) and John; and 2 grandchildren, Carlie and Blake. Predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Willard. A memorial service was held on Saturday, October 9 at the First United Methodist Church of Melbourne.  Anyone planning expressions of sympathy is asked to consider John/Sarah Bell Scholarship Fund at the First United Methodist Church of Melbourne. Brownlie - Maxwell Funeral Home in Melbourne is serving the family. - Canton Independent-Sentinel, October 22, 2010  (Daughter of Horace A and Madeline Spaulding)

SPRINGER G. Eileen Sheela
90, of 1113 Dewey Ave., died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, at the Williamsport Home. Eileen had worked at Weldon's, Brosman's and Roaring River Mills. She was a member of St. John's-Newberry United Methodist Church, a choir member from 1970 to 1995 at the former Newberry United Methodist Church, and enjoyed reading and sewing. Born Oct. 3, 1920, in Strawberry Ridge, she was the daughter of Ralph and Stella Moser Springer. Surviving are a daughter, Karlene P. Onuschak, with whom she lived; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Eileen was predeceased by her husband, Walter R. Sheela; a stepdaughter, Virginia S. Pars; brothers, Leon, Carl and Allen Springer; and a grandson, Michael Pars. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Montoursville Cemetery with the Rev. Kraig L. Faust officiating. No visitation. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, October 26, 2010

STIMSON Shirley Irene
Campbell, N.Y. — Shirley Irene Sutherland-McIntyre of Rte. 415, Campbell died Friday, October 22, 2010, at Corning Hospital.  Mrs. Sutherland-McIntyre was born in Corning on May 22, 1920, the daughter of the late Daniel and Irene (Snearly) Stimson.  She married Thomas Joseph McIntyre on April 3, 1994, in Campbell, NY. She was retired from Phillips Funeral Home in 1990 where she had worked as a Funeral Director.  Shirley was a graduate of Northside High School and the Simmons School of Embalming in Syracuse, NY.  Shirley became a licensed funeral director in 1945 and joined Phillips Funeral Home as a partner with her mother Irene S. Phillips and acquired the firm in 1976.  She was the past president of the Northside Business Bureau, the Steuben County Funeral Directors Association, the Business & Professional Womens' Club, was the first woman to join the Kiwanis Club of Corning, the Beecher Doll Club, and Hope Cemetery Association.  Shirley was a Distinguished Past President of Kiwanis (1992-1993) and served as the Distinguished Lieutenant Governor of the Chemung Division of Kiwanis from 1995-1996.  She was member of the Big Flats Historical Society, Hornby Grange, Corning Eastern Star OES #351, and volunteered at the Monday Bridge Clubs at the Corning Senior Center.  Shirley most recently had been the Secretary of the Corning Kiwanis Club. Shirley attended the Campbell United Methodist Church and was a member of the 1st Congregational Church of Christ in Corning. She is survived by her husband, Thomas McIntyre; one daughter, Pamela Farr of Big Flats, NY; one sister, Emily McGuigan of Painted Post, NY; granddaughter, Samara (Martin) Gromer of Big Flats, NY; stepdaughter, Alicia (Ronald) Fischer of Palm Bay, FL; great grandchildren, Ty and Luke Gromer; step grandchildren, Garrett and Laura Fischer; adopted son, Gary Hunt of Campbell; two nieces and two nephews. Memorial donations in Shirley's name can be sent to the Corning Kiwanis Club  or the Robert Burns Scholarship Fund, c/o Stephanie Rodgers, 8 Virginia Road, Painted Post, NY 14870. Services are incomplete at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. - Corning Leader, October 22, 2010

STOVER Mary A. Hendricks
of Grampian Boulevard, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, at Roseview Center. Born on June 19, 1923, in Hughesville, Pa., she was a daughter of the late George and Mabel Stover. She attended the South Williamsport High School and the South Williamsport Methodist Church. She had been employed by Sylvania, Young Men's Republican Club, and Stroehmann's Bakery. Mary was an accomplished league bowler in the 1960s and 70s. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob M. Hendricks; a daughter, Phyllis M. Grafius; and a brother, George G. Hendricks, who was killed in World War II. Surviving are a son, William P. Sitler of Montoursville, four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services will be held for the family at the Sanders Mortuary. Internment will be at the Montoursville Cemetery. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, October 26, 2010

STOVIAK Lucille M. Dudek
86, of 1720 Loyalsock Drive, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, at Valley View Nursing Center. Lucille and her husband, John M. Dudek, observed their 63rd anniversary on Feb. 15. Lucille had been the banquet manager for both the Ascension and Annunciation Catholic Churches and was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Ascension Church. Born June 13, 1924, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Frank and Margaret Nevill Stoviak. Surviving besides her husband are sons, John "Larry" (Melissa) and Timothy, both of Williamsport; Dennis (Joan) of Mercer and Francis (Sharon) of East Berlin; sisters, Harriet (Robert Karicher) Kitchen of Williamsport and Donna (Sam) Shaffer of Richboro; grandchildren, Kristen, Matthew, Laura, Carrie, Michael, Sean (Velia), Jeffrey (Jenny) and Bethany Dudek, Stephanie (David) Beyer and Vicki Costello; and great-grandchildren, Carter, Cora, Layla, Brandon and Kasen. Lucille was predeceased by her siblings, Thomas Stoviak and Viola Hampton. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at her church at the convenience of the family. No visitation. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Albright Life, 901 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, October 27, 2010

STREET Carole A. Praster
66, of 303 W. Central Ave., South Williamsport, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, at her home. Carole retired from Frito Lay and was a 1962 graduate of Canton High School, where she was a cheerleader. She was also a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose. Born Oct. 3, 1944, in Neb., she was the daughter of Claude and Anne Drabek Street. Surviving are her sons, Mark W. (Janet) Shoemaker of Williamsport, Brett A. Shoemaker of Mountain Top and Chad A. Praster of South Williamsport; brothers, Gary (Virginia) Street of Salladasburg, Todd (Barbara) Street of Williamsport, Kenneth (Pat) Street and Randy (Nancy) Street, both of Cogan Station; grandchildren, Troy Shoemaker and Bryar Anne Praster and her longtime best friend, Larry R. Eiswerth. Memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family. No visitation. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the American Lung Association, 1705 Warren Ave., Suite 202, Williamsport, PA 17701. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, October 28, 2010

STRILKA Katherine S. Woodruff Tuman
age 93, of Coopers Plains, died
on Monday, November 1, 2010, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was born on March 10, 1917 in Binghamton, the daughter of Andre and Anna (Kuchar) Strilka. Katherine was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed caring for her family at home. She is survived by her loving children: Richard (Sharon) Woodruff of Elmira, Joseph Woodruff of Lindley, Darlene Jones of Corning, and Elaine (Bill) Clark of TN; daughter-in-law: Fran Woodruff of Elmira; sister: Julie Esposito of FL; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandson. She was predeceased by her first husband, Kenneth J. Woodruff in 1960; second husband, Charles Tuman in 2005; son, Gary Woodruff in 2005; son-in-law, William Jones in 2007; siblings, Mary, Metro, and George; and step-brothers, Mike and John. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street in Corning on Thursday, November 4, 2010, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Katherine's funeral service will follow there at 12:30 p.m. Burial will take place at Bath National Cemetery. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at the Chemung County Nursing Facility for the excellent care provided. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to the , 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, NY 14609-5896. Star-Gazette - November 3, 2010

TURNER David C. Turner
Age 48, of Iron Mine Road, Troy, PA died
Thursday, October 28, 2010 at home with his loving family at his side. David was born April 21, 1962 in Fayetteville, NC son of the late Marvin J. Turner and Norma Marie (Young) Turner Brown. He was a graduate of SRU High School Class of 1980. He married the former Nancy L Chapman on September 6, 1986 and they enjoyed 24 years together. David was employed as a truck driver for Jen Bar Trucking in Rochester, NY prior to his illness. He attended Austinville Union Church and his spare time enjoyed working on and building his home, fixing cars and cutting wood. Survivors include his loving wife Nancy Turner, son Dustin M. Turner and his fiancée Lily of Austinville, PA, daughters, Shelby C. Turner and Tiffany N. Turner both of Austinville, mother and step father Norma & Warren Brown of FL, brothers, Mike & Marilyn Turner of Stokesdale, NC, Jim Turner of NC, Jack Brown of E. Smithfield, PA, sisters, Shelly & Louis Tillinghast of Gillett, PA, Pat Parrish of Ridgebury, PA, Sharon Crane of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, brother-in-law, Richard Chapman, several nieces and nephews. His father, Marvin J. Turner a brother John Turner and sister Linda Turner predeceased David. A celebration of Life will be held Privately on November 6, 2010. Memorials in David's memory are directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR1 Box 154, Towanda, PA, 18848. Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 110 W. Main Street, Troy, PA. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 30, 2010

WALDO Jennifer Crystal Marie Waldo, 25, of Towanda, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, of injuries sustained in an auto accident. She was born Sept. 28, 1985, in Sayre, Pa., graduated from Towanda High School and had worked as a nurse's aide. She loved spending time with her children and was also a lover of horses and other animals. She is survived by: her mother, Suky Decker Schuster and her husband Tom of Towanda; her father Mark A. Waldo Sr. and his wife Tina of Nathalie, Va.; her two kids, Jaron and Jaylyn Bennett, and their father Aaron; siblings, Mark A. Waldo Jr. of Lynchburg, Va., Brandon Schuster of Towanda, Brian and Martina Waldo of Nathalie, Va., and Rhys Schuster of Towanda; paternal grandparents, Marge and Craig Waldo of Apalachin, N.Y.; maternal grandmother Shirley Decker of Greens Landing, Pa.; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, where a service will follow at 7 p.m. Interment will be private.  Contributions may be made to an educational fund at First Citizens Bank, c/o The Children of Jennifer Waldo, 111 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848. - Towanda Daily Review, November 2, 2010

WHITE Joann L Moore
When I come to the end of the road, and the sun has set on me, remember the love that we shared, and that will comfort thee… On Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 surrounded by her loving family, Joann L. Moore, 62, of Athens Township, died
.  Joann was born on July 31, 1948 in Sayre, a daughter of Sarah (Rogers) White and the late Joseph White. She was a graduate of Athens Area High School and The Mansfield State College in 1970. Joann was employed by the Athens Area School District for 31 years, where she opened her heart teaching first grade and kids with special needs. Even after retirement she would greet all the kids in the morning as they arrived at school. She enjoyed spending time gardening, being surrounded by family, wintering in Florida, and always took the time to say 'thank you' to those who proudly serve our country. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and her community.  In addition to her mother, Sarah Rogers White; Joann is survived by her husband, Avery C. Moore; her daughters and their husbands, Candace (Moore) and Mark Parks, Michelle (Belles) and Jake Lantz, Danelle (Belles) and Neil Wheaton, Karina (Moore) and Michael Guajardo; her special grandchildren, Zachary Lantz, Jordan Parks, Alycia Parks, Hannah Parshall, Joseph Parshall, Aidan Leyland; brothers and sister-in-law, Ric and Penny White, Stan White; sister, Barbara (Bip) White; niece and nephews, Jacob White, Ashley White, Cody White, Brett White; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Joann was predeceased by her father Joseph and a brother Joseph "Skeeter" White. Family and friends are invited to a period of visitation and a time of sharing memories from 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 1 at the Waverly United Methodist Church. Memorial services and a celebration of her life will follow with Rev. Ann Canfield officiating. In lieu of flowers, at the family's request, per Joann's wishes, memorial contributions may be directed to the Lynch-Bustin Elementary School, in Joann's name, 253 Pennsylvania Ave, Athens PA 18810. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation & Burial Options, 802 N. Main St., Athens PA 18810. - Towanda Daily Review, October 30, 2010

WRAY Gideon J. Wray
60, of 85 Grubb Hill Road, Danville, Pa., died
Thursday, October 28, 2010, at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Hershey, Pa. He was born January 14, 1950, in Danville, Pa., the son of Lewis P. and Veda A. Worthington Wray. Gideon was employed as an assistant accounting professor with the Business and Computer School at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, Pa. Gideon is survived by his wife of 12 years, Rita M. Schechter Wray, whom he married October 18, 1998, and one step-daughter, Michaela R. Bench of Falls Church, Va. Also surviving is one sister, Dorothy A. Gardner and her husband, John, of Holcomb, N.Y. He was preceded in death by his brother, Lewis V. Wray, Sr. on January 19, 2007. A Celebration of Gideon's life will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, November 5, 2010, at Stonington Baptist Church, 2113 Hosta Road, Stonington, Pa. (off of Route 61) with the Reverend J. Douglas Hallman Sr. officiating. A private family burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Northumberland Christian School, 351 Fifth St., Northumberland, PA 17857. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, October 30, 2010

? CORBETT Ethel C. Corbett
99, of the Taylor Health Care Nursing Home, died Friday, Oct. 29, 2010 at the nursing home. She was a retired cafeteria worker for the Avoca Central School District. Survivors include a son, James Corbett of Powellsville; daughter Ann Artman of Bonita Springs, Fla. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church, Bath, the Rev. Doug Madden officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Avoca. - Corning Leader, October 31, 2010
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