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ALLEN Esther Charlotte Allen-Rice
89, died
on Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, in the comfort of her home with family by her side, after an extended illness. She was born in Ulster, Pa., to Robert and Mary Allen on Jan. 20, 1921.  Esther was a graduate of Towanda High School, class of 1938, and business college. Esther served in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps during World War II where she studied radio communication in Kansas City, Mo. Also during the war, she managed the tool inventory and distribution for a company that manufactured World War II bomber aircraft. She worked at Ingersoll Rand in Athens, Pa., and at a bank in Florida before getting married to Earl Rice, a returning Army veteran from their hometown of Ulster, Pa. They lived in Pennsylvania for several years where they started a family, before having to move to a warmer climate due to Esther's health condition. In 1957 they moved to Salinas, Calif., and then to Morgan Hill, Calif., one year later. They continued to reside in Morgan Hill where they raised their three children. Esther worked as a bookkeeper for fruit packing companies in San Martin and San Jose for more than 20 years, which she balanced with homemaking. She was a wonderful cook and loved to bake, which was expressed by a large variety of traditional desserts during the holidays. She was very skilled at hanging wallpaper, painting, re-finishing antique furniture, and brick laying. She was an avid reader, a passion she acquired from her father who taught her to read before she started kindergarten. She also loved gardening, the outdoors, sewing, and caring for her many precious dogs.  Esther is survived by: her son Arthur Rice and daughter-in-law June, grandchildren Ariel and Micah of Morgan Hill, Calif.; son David Rice of Rocky Point, Ore.; daughter Patricia and son-in-law Mark Buettner of Klamath Falls, Ore.; and cousin Norma Rae and family of Sayre, Pa.  At Esther's request, no funeral services will be held in Morgan Hill, Calif. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Hospice of the Valley, 4850 Union Avenue, San Jose, CA 95124, or Ulster Village Presbyterian Church, Ulster, PA 18850. Towanda Daily Review - November 13, 2010

BAIL Monique B. Kane
Age 78, died at her home Tuesday, November 9, 2010, with loving family members by her side. Monique was born June 8, 1932, a daughter of Louis and Aurelie (Marcotte) Bail. She is predeceased by her daughter Marcelle Kane Sadler and dear friend Harold "Cy" Thomas. Monique is survived by her sons, with their families, Jerome T. and Tina Kane of Elmira, with children, Mychal and Angelina, Dr. Timothy D. and Jennifer Kane of Washington, D.C. with children, Nicholas, Kelsey, Ryan, and Isabella; son-in-law Gary A. Sadler of Elmira with children, Adam, Andrew and Emily; sister and brother-in-law Marie and Fern Chabot of Auburn, ME; best friend Louise Lapple of Elmira; along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A loving mother and grandmother, Monique was a retired seamstress. A native Mainer who settled in Elmira, and Vestal, to raise her family, Monique graduated from Seton Hill College, Greensburg, PA in 1954. There will be no calling hours. Friends are invited to a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial, for Monique, on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at St. Patrick's Church at 11:00 a.m.  Star-Gazette - November 13, 2010

BARRETT Albert L. Barrett
at Schuyler Hospital at the age of 85. Mr. Barrett was born September 5, 1925, a son of the late James and Regina Weaver Barrett. He retired from the NYS Highway Department in Watkins Glen. Survivors include his brother, Robert (Florence) Barrett, many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and grand nephews. It was Mr. Barrett's wishes that services be held privately. Star-Gazette - November 13, 2010

BARTON Jerry A. Barton
59, of Elmira, N.Y., died
on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010. He was born on Nov. 8, 1950 in Sayre, Pa. to the late Albert and Elizabeth (Cocking) Barton. Jerry was predeceased by his brother, James Barton. He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth (Joshua) Generas of Ohio; son, Alan Barton of Oneonta, N.Y.; brothers, John (Kay) Barton of Endicott, N.Y., Julian Barton of Elmira and Robert (Dawn) Barton of Elmira; sisters, Jeanette (George) Knott of Endicott, Jane (Jim) Wells of Waverly, Katherine (Donald) Foote of Waverly and Patricia Barton of Waverly; sister-in-law, Susan Barton of Binghamton; special friend, Dawn Sherwood of Elmira; along with many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Jerry was an avid sports fan, especially when it came to the Yankees and the Giants. He was also a racing fan and a NASCAR enthusiast. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, Nov. 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake St., Elmira, NY. Funeral services will follow there at 3 p.m. with Rev. William Wells officiating.

BORTON Robert Jay Borton
66, died
on November 5, 2010 at the Bath VA. He is survived by sons Ronald Borton, Richard Borton, Randall Borton and Benjamin Davis; multiple grandchildren, Carol Borton and special friend Judy. Born in Pittsburgh to James and Anna Borton, Robert graduated from Muskingham College with a degree in Nuclear Physics. He served with pride in the Air Force and was retired from Dimon and Bacorn, where he served as a courier to Corning Inc. Robert was active for many years in the Civil Air Patrol (ret), an avid race fan, an enthusiastic naturist, a man with a dry and ready wit. Services will be private for the family. Those who may wish to honor him are asked to make a contribution to the charity of their choice in his name.  Star Gazette - November 11, 2010

BRENNAN Robin J. Fenton
55, of Waverly, N.Y., died
Monday, Nov. 7, 2010 at home with her family by her side. She was born Jan. 31, 1955 in London, England, the daughter of the late Ernest and Doris Dunlap Brennan. Robin was a member of the Waverly Methodist Church. She enjoyed watching the New York Giants and spending time with her children and her grandchildren.She is predeceased by her husband Jeffrey Fenton, and sister Catherine Day. She is survived by her children Tiffanie (Scott) Keir of Rome, Pa.,, and Bryan Fenton of Waverly, N.Y., grandchildren Tyler, Ashlee, Kyleigh, and Kolton, siblings Victoria and William Lindley of Hunlock Creek, Pa., and Elaine and John Cole of Athens, Pa.,, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Family and friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. A Memorial Service will follow at the Funeral Home at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield from the Waverly United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Robin's memory to Lourde's Hospice, 169 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY 13905.  Daily Review on November 9, 2010

BRUTZMAN Michael N. Brutzman
65, of Towanda, entered the arms of his Lord on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital. A lifelong resident of Towanda, Michael was born on Oct. 26, 1945, a son of John A. and Virginia (Bishop) Brutzman. He was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1963 and Mansfield University class of 1969 where he received his BS in Education and was a charter brother of the Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity. On Nov. 4, 1966 he married Sharon L. Bagley and they shared 44 happy years together. Michael was a devoted member of the Towanda Elks BPOE 2191, where he served twice as Exalted Ruler. He served as president of the Pennsylvania Elks State Assoc. (1988-1989)and currently as Chairman of the Elks Home Service Program. He was also the National Director for the Elks Soccer Shoot. Michael was formerly a Physics teacher at Troy High School, served as Bradford County Treasurer for twelve years, and was a member of Naiad Linta Hose Company. He dedicated many hours to the Troy Fire Department as well. He was repeatedly awarded in recognition of distinguished service rendered above and beyond the regular call of duty for his work as a volunteer fireman. In addition, he was a known and respected Restaurant Entrepreneur, Caterer and owner of the Soup & Sandwich Deli and the Granville Tavern. Michael is survived by his wife, Sharon at home; daughters, Cassandra (David) Hoover of Bloomsburg, Pa., Mikal (Stephen) Bencze of Philadelphia, Pa.; stepmother, Cynthia Brutzman of State College, Pa.; brother, William (Lois) Brutzman of West Balm Beach, Fla.; aunt, Mary Welles Smith of Elmira; grandchildren, Joseph, Mathew, Shannon, Jonathan Edmondson. Many special friends, nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive. A period of visitation to share memories of Michael will be held from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 16 at the Towanda Elks Lodge located at 929 Main St. in Towanda, Pa. A memorial service and celebration of Michael's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at the Christ Episcopal Church, 1 Main St. Towanda, Pa., with Rev Maureen Hipple officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in loving memory of Mike to the Elks Home Service Program c/o Towanda Elks BPOE 2191 located at 929 Main St. Towanda, PA 18848. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Tioga Point Cremation & Burial Options, Athens Pa.  Daily Review - November 14, 2010

CHURCH Robert K. Church
Age 60, of Montour Falls, NY, died
unexpectedly on Saturday morning, November 13, 2010, at Schuyler Hospital. Bob was born on December 14, 1949 in Montour Falls, NY to Frank and Viola Peppard Church. Besides his parents, Bob is predeceased by his brother, Richard Church. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Esther Pellor Church; children, Bobbie (Jeff) Perry of Watkins Glen, NY, Robert (Jessica) Church of Owego, NY and Tammy (Matt) Hanville of Pine Valley, NY; six grandchildren; brother, Bill (Barb) Church of Odessa, NY; sister, Libby Church of Montour Falls, NY and Betty Apfel of Tacoma, WA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Bob retired from the Watkins Glen Central School Dist. as a custodian for 23 years. He was very active at the First Baptist Church of Watkins Glen, a member of the Watkins Glen Fire Dept. and a member of the Schuyler County Fire Police. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Vedder & Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Friday, November 19, 2010, from 12 - 2 p.m. Bob's Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. with Pastor Leonard Miller. Burial will take place at Montour Cemetery immediately following. Memorials may be made in Bob's memory to the First Baptist Church of Watkins, 213 5th St., Wakins Glen, NY 14891.  Star-Gazette-November 16, 2010

CODDINGTON Dorothy Jean Langstine
age 83, died
Sunday, November 7, 2010 in Sebring, FL. She was born in Elmira, NY to Howard and Dorothy (Sawyer) Coddington. She was a School Tax Collector, member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, and had been a resident of Avon Park since 1984 coming from Elmira, NY; she enjoyed dancing, knitting, spending time on Keuka Lake in New York and spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Thomas H. Langstine of Sebring, FL; sons, Thomas M. Langstine (Diana) of Livingston, TX, James E. Langstine (Sandra) of Punta Gorda, FL and Lawrence R. Langstine (Carole) of Elmira Heights, NY; brother, Howard Coddington (Mary Ann) of Winter Haven, FL; sister, Elinor Gough (John) of Horseheads, NY; brother-in-law, Francis Langstine of Elmira, NY; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a great grandchild. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 4418 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, FL 33872.  Star Gazette - November 11, 2010

COLE Floyd L. "Jim" Cole
Age 75, died at his home, with his family by his side, on Thursday, November 11, 2011. Jim was born February 26, 1935, a son of the late Carl E. and Helen (Stafford) Cole. He is survived by his wife Patricia Rabenold Cole; children, Helen C. Robertson, with husband Sage of Howardsville, VA, James L. Cole of Key West, FL, Elizabeth A. Hill of Horseheads, and Mary I. Cole of Elmira; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sister Phyllis Hargrove of Canandaigua, NY; brothers and sister-in-law, Lauren and Ethel Cole of Waterloo, NY, William Cole of Payson, AZ; along with several nieces and nephews. Jim was a retired Elementary Teacher, having worked for the Elmira City School District for many years. For over 50 years he was a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society. A private family service was held. Donations in Jim's memory may be directed to the Harmony Foundation Inc., Suite 200, 110 Seventh Ave. North, Nashville TN 37203. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.  Star-Gazette - November 14, 2010

DAILEY Dorothy D. (Dailey) McCarrick
Addison, N.Y. — Age 95 of Addison, NY died
Monday, November 1st, 2010 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Dorothy was born September 11, 1915. The daughter of the late Harry C. Dailey and Emma Catherine Gardner. She was raised by her uncle and aunt, Leroy and Carolyn “Mame” Gardner of Caton, NY, following the death of her mother in 1922. On November 23rd, 1939, she married her childhood sweetheart, Andrew George McCarrick, at the German Evangelical Church in Elmira, NY; they were married for 32 years until his sudden death on December 11, 1971. In 1941, Dorothy and George moved to Addison to raise their growing family of Maxine M. Randolph of Athens, PA; Dale L. (Helen) McCarrick of Newark Valley, NY; Gordon G. (Judy) McCarrick of Addison, Dwight E. (Linda) McCarrick of Caton, NY; and Marlene (Arnold) Champlain of Addison, NY.  Dorothy deeply cherished her eleven grandchildren; Mark C. Fausak of Waverly, NY and his father Ronald Fausak of Geneva, NY; Eric McGetrick (Dennis Roy) of Fairfax, VA; Dawn M. McCarrick of Worcester, MA; Cheryl L. (Jim) Bieren of Groton, MA and their mother Connie McCarrick of Addison; Julie C. McCarrick of Addison; John A. McCarrick of Addison; Jeffrey T. (Dia) McCarrick of Morganton, NC; Tiffany S. (Andy) Best of Prattsburg, NY; Kelly L. (Jeff) Goltry of Pine City; Dwight A. (Melissa) McCarrick of Corning; Dana L. McCarrick of Caton; and seven great grandchildren; Nicholas and McKenna Goltry, Amanda and Brianna Best, Kiersten and Laura Bieren, Marissa Eddy. She is also survived by two cousins: Bernice Cook and Blanche Gardner of Painted Post, her sister in law Mrs. Eunice Roe of Caton, NY, a niece Constance Roe-Jensen of Albany, NY a nephew Edwin L. Robinson of Bath, NY and a step granddaughter Nancy A. Russell and her children Theodore and Kathleen Bowen of Rome, PA. During her life, Dorothy learned to appreciate sunsets, rainbows, balloons, birds, family get togethers, and Jeff Gordon. She was proud to be an accomplished “left handed” cook. She was predeceased by her siblings, Mrs. Henrietta “Hank” Robinson, Mrs. Gladys Benedict-Wheaton, Harry “Sonny” Gardner and a nephew Earl F. Roe. In keeping with her wishes a private service will be held at the convenience of the family with interment to follow at the Elmwood Cemetery, Caton, NY. The family has entrusted her final care to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, please  make donations to the Chemung County Humane Society, Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Corning Leader - November 3, 2010

DECKER Marie M. Clark
89, widow of Ted Clark, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, died
at Elderwood Nursing Facility in Waverly, NY on Tuesday, November 2, 2010.  She was born on June 5, 1921, in Sayre, 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 Sept. 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, and Michael of Binghamton; daughters, Patricia of Troy, Sheila (Ken) Simpson of Sayre, and Kathleen (Bruce) Mourhess of Waverly; grandchildren, Sarah and Holly Simpson of Sayre, Courtney (Chris) Yeakel of Fairport, N.Y., Amanda Harding of Washington, DC, and Daniel Clark Jr. of Waverly; great-granddaughter Quinnleigh Yeakel; special nieces, Sharon Jackson of Lebanon, PA, and Susan Wallace of Waverly; as well as several other nieces and nephews. The celebration of Marie's life was a Mass of Christian Burial at Friday, November 5, 2010 at Blessed Trinity Parish St. James Church on Clark Street, Waverly, N.Y. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Waverly. 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. Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, NY, assisted the family with arrangements. Canton Independent Sentinel - November 12, 2010

DOUD David W
Painted Post, N.Y. — David W. Doud, 80, of Painted Post, NY died Monday, November 1, 2010 at home surrounded by his family. He was born September 13, 1930 in Lawrenceville, PA the son of the late Norman and Nellie (Brockway) Doud. David was a retired Carpenter from Corning Inc with 50 years of active and retired service.  He was a member of the A.F.G.W.U. Local 1000. He is survived by his loving wife, Carol Doud; daughters, Wendy (Tom) Rosenwinkel and Robin (Tom) Sweet; son,  John (Doreen Reddy) Doud; grandchildren, Katie Rosenwinkel, Amy (Justin) Starkey, Travis Rosenwinkel, Rachel Doud and Eric Doud; his faithful companion, K-A-T and special friends, Jack Jelliff, Phyllis and Gary Keegan. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to: Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Acly-Stover Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.  Corning Leader - November 3, 2010

ENGLISH Elizabeth "E.A." English
83, of Wellsboro, died
Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 23, 1927, in Delmar Township, the daughter of the late Dean and Elizabeth Dwyer English. E.A. was a graduate of Wellsboro "1943," Marywood College "1948" with a Bachelor of Arts degree 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. Elizabeth was an avid volunteer, offering her time for Big Brothers and Big Sisters, the Tioga County Historical Society, St. Peter's Catholic Church, the Samaritan House, and Wellsboro Musicals. She also worked with Haven where she supplied her home as their first safe house. 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, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. John Chmil officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Corning, N.Y. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to St. Peter's Catholic Church, 38 Central Ave., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901 or to The Green Free Library, 134 Main St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St.,Wellsboro. Wellsboro Gazette - November 10, 2010

FEUERLE Gertrud Coon
Gertrud Coon, age 89, died
, Thursday, November 11, 2010, at her home overlooking Seneca Lake in Watkins Glen, NY. Mrs. Coon was predeceased by her husband, Judge Liston F. Coon, in January 2004, and her brother, Julius Feuerle of Schwabisch Gmund, Germany in October 2009. A "War Bride", Gertrud was born on October 30, 1921, in Germany to Adolf and Sophie Feuerle and immigrated to the United States arriving aboard the Huddleston in 1947. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother - affectionately called "Omi" by her grandchildren, their friends and many others. Mrs. Coon is survived by her daughter Marsha (David) McElligott and her son Greg (Barbara) Coon, four grandchildren, Holly Mosher, Ryan Mosher, Ryan Coon and Breana Coon and six step-grandchildren. Mrs. Coon is also survived by many nieces and nephews in the U.S., Germany and Switzerland and two sisters-in-law Florence Coon and Lotte Feuerle. In addition to her family members Gertrud is survived by her dedicated caregivers who lovingly assisted her in her home. In keeping with Gertrud's expressed desire there will be no calling hours and final services will be private. Friends and relatives wishing to remember Mrs. Coon with a Memorial Donation are asked to consider Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830, and the Watkins Glen Fire Department, 201 N. Perry Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. The family is being assisted by Haughey Wood Funeral Home of Watkins Glen, NY. Star-Gazette - November 13, 2010

FITZGERALD Earl "Sonny" Fitzgerald Jr.
72, of Liberty, Pa., died Nov. 6, 2010, at his home. Surviving are his children, Brenda Fitzgerald, Wanda Melnick and Kenneth Fitzgerald. Per his wishes, there will be no public services. Zwicharowski Funeral Home in Blossburg is assisting his family.  Williamsport Sun-Gazette - November 9, 2010

GRIDLEY Kirk Joseph Gridley
54, of Hollywood, Calif., formerly of Westfield, Pa., died Friday, Nov. 5, 2010. Born Jan. 5, 1956, in Wellsboro, Pa., he was the son of Thomas A. and Shirley L. Bowers Gridley. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Episcopal Church in Westfield, where he served as an altar boy. A 1974 graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School, he served honorably with the US Army. In high school, he was a member of the football and wrestling teams, and was a drummer in a local band. He was employed as an art supply delivery man. Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Shirley and Robert N. Miller of Westfield, Pa.; a brother, Lt. Col. Bruce (Carmen) Gridley, Retired of Fort Washington, Md.; a sister, Jill (Kevin) Carpenter of Schertz, Texas; special adopted sister, Nicki English of Wellsboro; his stepmother, Patricia Gridley of Huntersville, N.C.; several stepsiblings; two nieces, Carla Gridley and Kristina Gridley; two nephews, KR Carpenter and Kyle Ryan Carpenter; aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by his father. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church Window Fund, Westfield, PA 16950. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Williamsport Sun-Gazette - November 9, 2010

HATHAWAY Clifton J. "Bud" Hathaway
Age 83, of Rock Stream, NY died unexpectedly Saturday, November 13, 2010 at home. Friends may call from 5-7pm Wednesday (Nov. 17) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee; where a funeral service will be held at 7:00 pm with Rev. Lucinda O'Leary officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Assoc. Finger Lakes Chapter, 2113 Chili Ave., Rochester, NY 14624; or the , 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, NY 14609-5896. Clifton was born April 27, 1927 in the town of Tyrone, NY, the son of the late Jesse and Grace Jones Hathaway. On Aug. 19, 1948 in Olean, NY he married the former Betty J. Coulter, she died
on March 18, 2004. "Bud" as he was better known as, was employed by Akzo Nobel Salt, in Watkins Glen, NY for 39 years; retiring in 1992. He will also be remembered for traveling the carnival circuit with his wife, operating concession and Midway games. "Bud" was a member of the N.Y.S. Showpeoples Assoc.; the Silver Kings of Yesteryear Tractor Club; was a former member of the Montour Falls Moose Lodge; and raised A.K.C. Bassett Hounds, and Beagles, as well as Ferrets. He enjoyed his tractors, hunting, and wildlife preservation, carnivals, and many yearly family trips to Black Lake in the fall to hunt squirrels. He was a gentle, loving husband, and father, who adored all his grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by his daughter, Grace K. Williams of Rock Stream; a son, Clifton C. "Chuck" Hathaway of Dundee; a step daughter, Linda R. Updegrove of Bradford, PA; seven grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by a step son, George W. Yeaney of East Smithport, PA; three sisters, Mildred Howell, Jean Hathaway, Grace Marion Musto; and two half brothers, Duane and Kenneth Cummings. Star Gazette - November 15, 2010

HENRY Anne Henry Welles
Age 94, of Horseheads, NY, died
on November 11, 2010. She is survived by her sister, Marianne (Mimi) Pfaelzer of Santa Barbara, CA; her children Gillett (Tim) Welles, III and his wife Paddy of Horseheads, NY, Peter Swift Welles and his wife Sondra of Owings Mills, MD, and Michael Henry Welles and his wife Leslie Price of Framingham, MA; her grandchildren Gillett Henry Welles, Eric Cordonnier Welles, Amanda Carder Welles, Christina Welles Maron, Alexander Pearson Welles, and Nicholas Carder Welles; and eight great grandchildren. Anne was born in Corning, NY on December 8, 1915, daughter of Lewis Henry and Marianne Olcott Henry of Elmira, NY. She attended Miss Hall's School in Pittsfield, MA and Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY. She married Gillett Welles, Jr. of Hudson, OH on October 3, 1936. They resided most of the rest of their lives (60 years!) on their beloved farm on Mt. Zoar Hill in the Town of Southport. Anne was an indispensable partner to her husband in The Welles Supply Co., Inc., an industrial supply business founded in 1948 and still successful today in its Elmira Heights location. She handled the financial books for the company and deftly managed the office. Anne was well known for her cheerful personality, and her love of birds, wild animals and plants. She was an active member of the Friends of the Steele Memorial Library and was especially remembered for her Friday lunch book review introductions. She was also active in the Arnot Ogden Hospital Auxiliary, volunteering countless hours. Her smiling face was always welcome as she made her rounds helping and cheering up the patients. Anne and her husband Gillett were members of the Elmira City Club and the Elmira Country Club. Following her husband's death in 2004, Anne moved to Bethany/Appleridge in Horseheads where she became close friends with Ted Hodge, the "Radio Voice of NY", who also resides at Bethany.  In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Foundation, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905 are requested. Arrangements are by the Baker Family Funeral Home. A private ceremony is planned for the family.  Star-Gazette - November 13, 2010

HIBBARD Wayne F. Hibbard, Jr.
37, of Rush, Pa., died
, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 at Golden Living Center, Tunkhannock, Pa. Born Feb. 27, 1973 in Montrose, Pa., he was the son of Wayne F. Hibbard Sr. and Dorothy [Yurgatis] Hibbard. He was employed by Cargill – formerly known as Taylor Packing – for 13 years until his health no longer permitted him to work. He was a past member of the Rush Volunteer Fire Company. Wayne loved his guns and being outdoors hunting and fishing.  Survivors include his wife, Amy Hibbard of Lawton, Pa.; parents Dotty and Wayne Hibbard of Montrose, Pa.; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Orcelia and Steve Very of Lawton, Pa.; sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Brian Lathrop of Bluffton, S.C,; and numerous aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by his paternal and maternal grandparents. Please go to for directions or more information.  Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose, PA 18801. Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Instead of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rush Volunteer Fire, P.O. Box 5, Lawton, PA 18828 or to the Rushville Presbyterian Church, c/o Marie Watkins, 10 Gage Road, Lawton, PA 18828.
Towanda Daily Review - November 12, 2010

HOLBROOK C. Louise Ward
A resident of Grove St. Elmira died
at the age of 83 on November 4, 2010. Born on November 11, 1926 in Waverly, NY Louise was the daughter of the late Earl R. & Myrtle Kern Holbrook. She was married to Robert E. Ward Sr. 64 years ago until he passed on July 16, 2010. She was a member of the North Waverly Chapel. Louise enjoyed spending warm winters in Florida on the beach watching the sunsets. Surviving is her loving family, children, Carol (Eric) White, Raleigh, NC; Linda (Dennis Zimmer) Coe, Sayre, PA; Robert Jr. (Gloria) Ward, Waverly, NY; Marcia (Jerry) Nikl, Arlington, TX; Sue (Hugh) Schnacky, Hudson, FL; Judy (John) Callear, Wellsburg, NY; Elaine (Mark) Landini, Moore, OK; Bruce (Tim Sharp) Ward, Elmira, NY; David (Elaine) Ward, Sayre, PA; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; a sister, Marie Boyle, Del Ray Beach, FL. In addition to her parents and husband, Louise was predeceased by a son, Mark Ward; brother, Earl Holbrook and sister, Eunice Thompson. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sunday, November 7, 2010 from 5 - 6 PM. A memorial service will follow at 6 PM with her pastor and friend the Reverend William Wells officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of the following in her memory; the Dialysis Patient Fund at Arnot Health, the Barton Home or Southern Tier Hospice. The family would like to express gratitude to the staff of Southern Tier Hospice and the Barton Home for going above and beyond to ensure not only Louise's comfort but the family's as well.

HOLLAND Alice Montene Caywood
A longtime resident of South Broadway, Wellsburg, NY went home to be with the Lord peacefully at her home under the care of her family, wonderful friends and Southern Tier Hospice on Tuesday morning, November 9, 2010. Montene was born in Willoughby, Ohio daughter of the late, Montage R & Pamelia "Polly" Harrison Holland. She grew up in the town of Mills, PA with her loving mother, Pamelia and her baby brother, Bobby. She married Arthur Caywood on August 30, 1941 in Harrison Valley, PA and he predeceased her on May 22, 2006 following 65 years of marriage. Montene attended Nursing School in Rochester, never completing to better devote time to her family. A born again Christian, Montene spent her life witnessing to others. A former member of the Fassett Baptist Church, founding member of the South Creek Evangelical Church, member of the Horseheads First Baptist Church; she presently attended Fassett Baptist Church when able. A homemaker, Montene was very proud of the home she and Arthur built 60 years ago on the South Creek Rd. They enjoyed filling their home with the antiques they refinished together. She loved living in the country, spending time outdoors, hiking at every opportunity and rides in the car especially when they took her to her childhood home in Mills, PA. Montene held a warm spot in her heart for those in need, especially animals. She enjoyed classical music and church hymns. Montene lived for her children who survive, daughters and sons-in-law, Jeannette M. & Thomas Congdon, Pine City, NY; Sheila E. & Bo Jennings Fink, Strasburg, VA; son, James A. Caywood, Southport, NY; four grandchildren, Rebecca & Dave Davis, Lisa & James Epp, Scott Congdon, and Michael Fink; eight great grandchildren, Ashtin and Brady Davis, Rachel, Stephen, Daniel, Nathan and Elisabeth Epp and Brooke Binford; sister-in-law, Betty Morgan, Millport; along with many nieces, nephews and cherished family friends. In addition to her parents and husband, Montene was the last living sibling of seven. Our family will receive relatives and friends at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, on Sunday, November 14, 2010 between the hours of 4-7 p.m. Funeral services officiated by the Reverend Sherwood Sawyer and her friend the Reverend Donald Rockwell will be held privately on Monday. The "Circle of Life" will be completed when she is interred in the Mills Cemetery, Mills, PA beside her beloved mother, Pamelia Monday afternoon. Memorial donations in her memory may be directed to the church of your choice, Missions Fund to further spread the Gospel. Thank you to the wonderful caregivers and friends who made Mom's final days so special and who allowed her to pass at home where she longed to be. May God Bless Each of You. Star Gazette - November 11, 2010

HOMET Mr. James Tyler Homet
81 of Versailles, Mo., and formerly of Troy Pa., died Friday, Oct. 29, 2010 after an extended illness. Born in Metuchen, N.J. on Dec. 9, 1928, he was the son of the late Francis J. and Ruth Tyler Homet. He grew up in Camptown, Pa. and Allentown, Pa. He graduated from Allentown High School and attended Penn State University. For many years Tyler owned in partnership with his cousin Harold Chadwick the John Deere Troy Equipment Company. He was a welder, heavy equipment mechanic and beef cattle rancher. He owned the first car wash in Troy for many years. He was a lifetime member of the Troy Volunteer Fire Department. He also was a justice of the peace in Troy, Pa. A loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, he is survived by his wife, Janice Burgess Homet; a daughter, Kathleen A. Custer of Marietta, Ga.; three sons, James T. Homet II and wife Kimberly of Kingsley Pa., David L. Homet and wife Sandra of Mansfield, Texas, and Daniel L. Homet and wife Lynda, of Granville Summit, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and the mother of his children, Francesca Marcucci Homet. He will also be remembered by many other family members and close friends.  His sister, Mrs. Miriam Homet Martin, predeceased him.  A private memorial service celebrating his life will be held at a later date on his farm in Versailles, Mo. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Alzheimer's Association National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 ( or The Troy Volunteer Fire Department: Oscoluwa Engine and Hose, RR 2, Box 418, Troy, PA 16947 (Roy Vargson, Chief at Daily Review - November 10, 2010

HOUGHTON Jack F. Houghton
73, of Gaithersburg, Maryland died of respiratory failure Oct. 25, 2010, in Casey House, Rockville, Maryland. Born March 15, 1937, in Boston, Mass., he was the son of the late John Houghton and Fredda Gryska. Jack grew up and went to school in Elmira. He was the husband of Martha Houghton for 28 years. Mr. Houghton was a 1955 graduate of Elmira Free Academy and held a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland. He worked for Fairchild Industries, the Montgomery Co. Board of Education and the Montgomery County government. Survivors in addition to his wife include a daughter, Lynne Lewis of Rockville, MD; one sister, Judith Gryska Ott of Greenbelt, MD; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Anne Houghton. Funeral services and burial were private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Casey House Hospice of Montgomery County, 6001 Muncaster Mill Road, Rockville, MD 20855. DeVol Funeral Home, Gaithersburg, handled arrangements.

HOUSE James Arthur "Jim" House Sr.,
69, of Monroeton, Pa., died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., after a long hard fight against prostate cancer. Jim was born Aug. 5, 1941, at Mills Hospital in Towanda, the son of the late Raymond "Pete" House and Zelphia Ennis House. He was a devoted father and a hardworking man. He was employed by State Aggregates in Wysox, Pa., for more than 35 years until his retirement. Jim was an active member of the Monroeton Rod and Gun Club and served as president for a number of years. His membership in the gun club was a source of many good memories and brought much enjoyment to his life. He enjoyed hunting and spending time with his beloved dog, Babe. He was greatly interested in the lives of his grandchildren and he looked forward to seeing them grow up. He will be greatly missed by his family. He is survived by: his children, James A. House Jr. (Lisa Kerr-House) of Wyalusing, Pa., Steven L. House (Joanie Cashdollar House) of Towanda, Pa., and Brenda S. Brown of Towanda, Pa.; sisters, Esther House (Silas) Mills of Towanda, Pa., and Sherrill House (Ralph) Jennings of Monroeton, Pa.; brother, Fredrick "Fred" House of Towanda, Pa.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Raymond "Junior" House of Durell, Pa., and sisters Mary House Moses of Binghamton, N.Y. and Pauline House Westbrook of Macon, Ga. In honor of Jim's request, there are no services or calling hours. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting Jim's family with arrangements.  Towanda Daily Review - November 4, 2010

KEMP Rosemary Pratt
following an extended illness on Monday morning, Nov. 8, 2010 in Hazelton, Pa. Rosemary was born on June 18, 1922, the daughter of Alvirnen and Bertha Stewart Kemp in Kentucky. Rosemary is survived by her children, Wanda L. Morrison of Tunkhannock, Pa., Lida Warman of South Waverly, David E. Morrison of California, and Dorothy and David G. Gray of Athens, Pa.; her sister, Buela Sargent of Trenton, N.j.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; borther Johnny Clay Beck Kemp; sons, Alvirney Blauvelt, Silas Warman, infant Anthony Morrison; infant daughters, Bertha Marie Couddle and Sally Ann Morrison; grandson William A. Ellis; and great-granddaughter Ginger Pratt. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Sayre Morning Times - November 11, 2010

KNAEBEL Helen V. "Vonnie" Rooney
Age 95, formerly of Pittsburgh, living in Elmira for the past six years, died peacefully, surrounded by her family, Tuesday, November 9, 2010. Daughter of the late Karl and Magdelene (Hahn) Knaebel, she was predeceased by her loving husband, Paul, her brother, Charles Knaebel, and her sister Ruth Huber. She was the devoted mother of Daniel (Gloria) Rooney, Bernard (Lorraine, deceased) Rooney, Sally (Michael) Bernard, Rebecca Rooney, and Mary Pat (Scott) Learned. She was the delighted grandmother of Kevin (Christy) Rooney and Eileen (Matthew) Forest, Shannon Rooney, Christopher, Marci, Allison and Matthew Bernard, Rachel (Adam) Brace, and Jennifer Learned. She also had over forty nieces and nephews and she adored babies and children of all ages. Vonnie had wonderful memories of working at her father's business in the Produce Yards. She was a lifelong member of Annunciation Church, past president of the Christian Mothers Association, and a devout Catholic. Vonnie enjoyed bowling and her card clubs, was a superb seamstress, a wonderful cook, she made the best Danish pastries and donuts in the world. Friends will be received 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 12, at Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Inc. 1014 California Avenue, Avalon, PA, 412-766-5600. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of the Assumption, 45 North Sprague Avenue, Bellevue, PA. Interment to follow at Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Hospital, 555 St. Joseph's Boulevard, Elmira, New York, 14904 or Woodbrook Adult Care Home, 1250 Maple Avenue, Elmira, New York, 14904. The family is deeply grateful to the administration and staff of the St Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, New York. The exceptional staff of the Skilled Nursing Facility and the nurses of the Intensive Care and Comfort Units are to be commended. The love, joy, laughter, and superb care Vonnie received there was a delight to her and tremendous comfort to her family. She loved it there.

KOZAK Mary A. Podolski
91, of Lecanto, Florida, died
on Sunday, November 14, 2010. She was born in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, on December 7, 1918, to Fred and Katherine (Strogan) Kozak. Mary was a retired administrative assistant at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She moved to this area 25 years ago from Odessa, New York, and for the past three years she has resided at Brentwood. Mary was a very kind and caring person and helped many in need. She will be remembered for her warm and wonderful sense of humor. She was an active member of Calvary Christian Center. Mary was preceded in death by her husbands, Warren Reppert, who died during WWII, Nicholas Swader, died in 1988, and John Podolski, died in 2002; brother, Peter Kozak; and sister, Ann Kozak Robinson. Survivors include her sons, Fred Swader, and wife Nancy, of Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania, and Bill Swader, and wife Becky, of Swansboro, North Carolina; daughters, Jean Magacs and husband Jack, of Trumansburg, New York, and Dawn Swader Martz and husband Louis, of Rumson, New Jersey; grandchildren, Marianne Arcangeli of Trumansburg, New York, Cherith Keeton and husband John, of Geneva, New York, Eric Martz and spouse David Kucharski, of Washington, D.C., Ian Martz and wife Alexandra Takeva, of Brookline, Massachusetts, and D. Evan Reppert, of Pittsford, New York; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. Chapel service is at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 17, 2010, at Fero Funeral Home, 5955 N. Lecanto Highway, Beverly Hills, FL 34465. Interment follows at Fero Memorial Gardens.  Citrus County Chronicle - November 16, 2010

KUHNLE Elizabeth C. Lutz
On the evening of Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, Elizabeth Caroline (Kuhnle) Lutz of Troy died
quietly at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in Towanda. She was 80 years of age.  Born in Towanda on June 16, 1930, she was the daughter of Fredrick and Florence (Kirkendal) Kuhnle. Elizabeth grew up just outside of Towanda and was a 1948 graduate of Towanda High School. On May 20, 1949, she was united in marriage to her childhood sweetheart, Oliver C. Lutz. They settled on a farm in Troy Township, raising four children and sharing sixty-one years. Elizabeth was the quintessential homemaker and farmer's wife; hard working and thrifty. Blessed with a strong work ethic, she found joy in the every day farm chores, such as feeding and tending the dairy herd. She also doted upon her husband and children, caring for their every need, seeing that they lacked nothing. She taught her children the value of making do with what you have and mending worn things rather than automatically discarding them. When Elizabeth threw something away you could be certain that it had truly outlasted its usefulness. The focal point of Elizabeth's life was her faith in the Lord, and she strove to always walk in His light. She was a longtime member of the First Christian Church of Alba and enjoyed attending Sunday services for as long as her health permitted. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother whose kind, gentle ways will live in the hearts of those who knew her. Elizabeth is survived by her husband of 61 years, Oliver C. Lutz, at home; children, Patricia (and Clifford) Fleming of Granville Summit, Terry (and Debbie) Lutz, Connie (and Edward) Hulslander and Sally (and Roger) Hulslander all of Troy; grandchildren, Christy (and Brian) Swain, Corey Baxter, Amy (and Patrick) Mullen, Willis (and Dixie) Lutz, Andy (and Amanda) Krise, Ben Hulslander, Josh Hulslander and Paula Hulslander; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Naomi (and Duane) Pepper of Monroeton, Edith (and Paul) Darrow and Donna (and Charles) Madigan both of Towanda; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Emma Manahan, Ivan (and Betty Ann) Lutz, Juanita (and Donnie) Williams, all of Towanda, Johann (and Robert) Gray of Hollidaysburg, Pa. and Nathan Lutz of Fredrick, Pa.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fredrick and Florence Kuhnle, grandson Jesse Lutz in 1992 and granddaughter Jessica Lutz in 1978. Visitation will be from 2-3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St. in Canton. Service will follow at 3 p.m. with Rev. Charlotte Morse, her pastor, officiating. Towanda Daily Review - November 16, 2010

LEE Evelyn L. Connor
Horseheads, N.Y. — Evelyn L. Connor, 86, of Appleridge Apartments Horseheads, died Sunday, November 14, 2010 at Bethany Manor. She was born July 25, 1924 in North Andover, MA the daughter of the late Coleman H. and Ethel M. (Currier) Lee.  Evelyn and Walter H. Connor were married on December 21, 1946 in Groveland, MA. She was a graduate of Tufts University.  Evelyn was a retired Elementary Teacher for the Corning-Painted Post School District.  She was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Walter H. Connor, daughters, Dale B. (Allison Mayer) Connor and Fay (Richard) Williamee; brother, Coleman H. (Mary) Lee; grandchildren, Sara L. (Brian) Davis, Marcus A. (Gina White) Williamee; great grandchildren, Nicholas and Isaac Davis.  She was predeceased by her son, Lee G. Connor in 1987. Services will be held at the First Congregational United Church of Christ on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 2:00 pm with the Rev. Marraine C. Kettell officiating. Memorial donations in memory of Evelyn may be made to: First Congregational United Church of Christ, Finger Lakes Trail Conference Inc., 6111 Visitor Center Rd., Mt Morris, NY 14510 or to the Charity of ones choice. Acly-Stover Funeral Home, Corning is entrusted with arrangements. Corning Leader - November 16, 2010

LENT Kenneth L. Lent
65, of Towanda RR 5, Wysox Twp., Pa., died
Wednesday evening, Nov. 10, 2010, at Memorial Hospital, North Towanda Twp., Pa. Kenneth was born in Troy, Pa., on April 29, 1945, the son of Beatrice Berry Lent and the late Bruce P. Lent Sr. Kenneth was an independent tractor-trailer driver from the age of 16 years until his retirement. He bought and sold hay and corn and operated his own logging business for many years. At the time of his retirement in May of 2010, Kenneth was employed by Mercer Transportation. On April 26, 1969, he married the former Nancy L. Allen. Kenneth enjoyed visiting and having coffee with his friends at local diners and restaurants. He loved spending time with his canine companion "Bubba," operating heavy equipment, and restoring old equipment. Kenneth enjoyed the outdoors and wildlife on his property, fishing, cutting his winter wood and making wood products. He also enjoyed cooking on the grill and making homemade soups. He is survived by: his wife of 41 years, Nancy at home; his mother, Beatrice Berry Lent of West Burlington; brother and sister-in-law, Bruce P. Lent Jr. and Claudette Lent of Troy; sister and brother-in-law, Eleanor and Jim Wolfe of West Burlington; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by; his son, Hudson LaVern Lent in 1969; daughter, Cassie Jo Lent on June 10, 1970; and father, Bruce P. Lent Sr. In honor of Kenneth's request, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be directed to the , Bradford Unit, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701, in Kenneth's memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting Kenneth's family with arrangements. Towanda Daily Review - November 13, 2010

MANWARING Beverly R. VanBuskirk
Painted Post, N.Y. — Beverly R. VanBuskirk age 75, of Meads Creek Road, Painted Post died
on Sunday, November 7, 2010.  Beverly was born in Big Flats on November 6, 1935, the daughter of Kenneth and Ellen (Finney) Manwaring.  She was predeceased in life by her husband, Arthur VanBiskirk, son Kenneth VanBuskirk, and brother Duane Manwaring. She is survived by her three daughters and one daughter in law: Valeta (Robert) Brown, Margaret (Silas) Croft, Ellen (Wayne) Deeter, Anna May Vanbuskirk  and three sons: Larry (Terry) VanBuskirk, Aurthur VanBusKirk, Robert VanBuskirk. Beverly is also survived by her special grand daughter, Casey Brown, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and her brother Larue Manwaring. Calling hours will be Thursday, November 11th from 1-3 at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. Burial will be in Chapel Knoll Cemetery.  Corning Leader - November 10, 2010

MARLATT Clarabell Scouten
age 89, of Maple Street, Corning, NY, died Tuesday, November 9, 2010, at Corning Hospital. Clarabell was born in Corning on December 14, 1920 to Rockwell and Elsie (VanEtten) Marlatt. She married Watson Scouten in 1937 and was preceded in death by him in 1997. She was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church for many years. She loved to knit and crochet. She was famous for making biscuits and making oyster stew on Christmas Eve. Clarabell enjoyed playing cards and traveling and her cat Kitten. She was a wonderful wife and mother and will be missed by all of her family. She is survived by her daughter, Annette (Michael) Wechtaluk of Corning; son, David (Shirley) Scouten of Caton; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Clarabell was predeceased by her son, Lawrence "Chaunce" Scouten; sister, Mildred Rowe; and cousin, Irma VanHousen. Calling hours will be held on Friday, November 12th, from 12 Noon until 2:00 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning where funeral services will follow calling hours at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Jefferey Becker officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery in Corning. Memorials may be made in Clarabell's name to Calvary Baptist Church, 2915 Main Street, Corning, NY 14830.  Star Gazette - November 11, 2010

Bath, N.Y. — Eleanor J. (McConnell) Moesch, age 84, of Prattsburgh, peacefully died
at the Steuben County Healthcare Facility on Wednes-day, November 10, 2010. Born in Prattsburgh on April 21, 1926 to the late Lyle and Della (Cooke) McConnell. Being raised and educated locally, she was a graduate of Prattsburgh Central School. On November 27, 1926, Eleanor married the late Charles Moesch with whom she shared 64 years in a union graced with happiness, humor, and harmony. Over the years their relationship and companionship grew, and they truly knew how important family was to them. Eleanor always had the needs of her family in her heart and was admired for that. She had a strong-will and unriveled sense of independence. She had a zest for life and took advantage of every moment she was given. She found much peace and comfort through tending to her horses, dogs, and cats. Eleanor was equally expressive in the outdoors where she always kept a beautiful flower garden as well as a plentiful vegetable garden. Her generous nature, flair, and sense of humor will be truly missed by all who knew her. Eleanor is survived by her three sons; C. Andrew Moesch IV, William (Darlene) Moesch, David (Brenda) Moesch, and grandson, Sr. Airman C. Andrew Moesch V. Also surviving is her sister, Mary Joseph; sisters-in-law, Delores McConnell and Elaine (Phillip) Krawchuk; brother-in-law, John Gibbon; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins, especially noting Harold (Nancy) McConnell, with whom Eleanor and Charles shared a special bond. She was preceded by her sisters and brothers; Evelyn Cole, Joe McConnell, Jack McConnell, Reva Champlin, Robert McConnell, and Donna Gibbon. Visitation for Eleanor will be held on Monday, November 15 from 4-7 PM at Bottoni-Wood Funeral Home, located at 4 Mechanic St., Prattsburgh, NY  14873. A Service of Rememberance, officiated by Rev. Don Peek, will take place the following day (Tuesday) at the funeral home at 11 AM.  Corning Leader - November 14, 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. She is survived by: her sons Michael (and Linda) Maynard, Conklin, NY, and Gregory Maynard, at home; daughters Allaire (and Stephen) Bascomb, Warrenton, VA, and Laurel (and William) Caton, Keswick, VA; brother George Merrick, Roseville; sisters Leah Hardin, Wellsboro and Edith Wood, Crystal River, FL; an aunt, Edith Hatherill, Syracuse, NY; 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 to 11 a.m. Saturday, November 6, at the Canton Mennonite Church. A celebration of Verna's life will follow at 11 am with Rev. Doug Graybill, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be private. The family will provide flowers and suggests  memorials be directed to  Canton Mennonite Church, P.O. Box 43, Canton, PA 17724.  Canton-Independent Sentinel - November 5, 2010

MERRITT Ann Merritt Corson
74, of 604 Shuttle Hill Road, Muncy, and 551 Paseo Lazo, Green Valley, Ariz., died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, at the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit. Born Jan. 21, 1936, in Cuba, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late George Eaton and Ruth E. (Hennekey) Merritt Hawkins. She and her husband of 50 years, Lt. Colonel William E. Corson, were married in Rochester, N.Y., on July 2, 1960. Ann attended school through 11th grade in New York, and graduated with the class of 1954 from Penn Hall Prep School in Chambersburg, Pa. In 1959, she earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Elementary and Secondary Education from Lycoming College, Williamsport, and pursued post graduate studies at Bucknell and Penn State Universities. Ann taught from 1959 until 1962 and again from 1972 until retiring in 1991. Two of those years she was a fourth grade teacher in the South Williamsport school district and for 23 years she taught ninth grade at Warrior Run High School. She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Muncy. Ann was a member since 1972 and past President for eight years of the Muncy Business & Professional Women's Club. She was proud to be a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and maintained membership in the Lycoming Chapter D.A.R., as well as associate membership in the Madera Canyon Chapter D.A.R. in Green Valley, Ariz. A life member of both the Muncy Historical Society and the Warrior Run-Fort Freeland Heritage Society, she volunteered her service in each of their many activities. Ann also was a volunteer and member of the Muncy Valley Hospital Auxiliary. In addition she maintained memberships in her professional education associations, the N.E.A. and P.S.E.A. Ann also served on the board of directors of Penn Hall Alumnae Association, Chambersburg. She was a member of the Order of First Families of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations and was a direct descendant of the first governor, Thomas Olney.  Surviving in addition to her husband are one son, William Eaton Corson of Muncy; a cousin, Dana Knight Heim of Cleveland, Tenn.; one niece, Pamela Jo Corson of Pipersville; one nephew, Mark Roger Corson of Raleigh, N.C.; one sister-in-law, Shirley (Roger) Corson of Milton; one stepsister, Elaine Hawkins Joseph of Bloomfield, N.Y.; and one stepbrother, Russell (Delores) Hawkins of Canandaigua, N.Y. She also maintained a lifelong friendship with Rinske (Van Hoff) McLiesh of Holland and New Zealand, and Rinske's daughter, Leeann (McLiesh) Peake. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Grenoble's, 121 S. Main St., Muncy. Officiating will be her pastor, Rev. David Culbertson. Burial will follow in Muncy Cemetery. Friends will be received on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 215 S. Main St., P. O. Box 95, Muncy, PA 17756 or Muncy Historical Society, 40 N. Main St., P.O. Box 11, Muncy, PA 17756 or Warrior Run-Fort Freeland Heritage Society, P. O. Box 26, Turbotville, PA 17772 or a charity of your choice.  Williamsport Sun-Gazette - November 14, 2010

MILLER Shawn C. Miller, 44, of Wellsboro, died on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at his home. Shawn was born on March 12, 1966, in Easton, the beloved son of the late Roger Miller and Joan Ann Meyers Miller of Pendleton, S.C.Shawn was employed as a mechanic with Wyatt Construction Company. He was a member of the Stony Fork Vets Club and the Crossroads Family Worship Center. He enjoyed working, working on electrical projects, sports, building things and helping others. He was loved by everyone. He is survived by his fiance, Constance (Dathe) Everitt; his mother, Joan; one step-son, Brent Tyler Everitt of the Pocono's; three step-daughters, Kimberly Ann Hess of Wellsboro, Brittany Everitt of the Pocono's, Staci Hess of North Carolina; the following brothers and sisters, Donna LeFrancois of North Carolina, Melanie Akins of Easton, Roger Miller of the Pocono's, Michelle Miller of SC; Jeffery Miller of Florida, Craig Miller of the Pocono's and Shawn's twin brother, Sherwin Miller of Easton; two grandchildren, Alice Moxie Lyle, Chance Tyler Everitt. In addition to his father, Shawn was also predeceased by a daughter, Siearra Miller. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. A memorial service will be held at the funeral chapel immediately following calling hours at 7 p.m. with Pastor Carl Linscott officiating.  Wellsboro Gazette - November 8, 2010

MILLS Marlin R. Mills
42, of Anchorage, Alaska, formerly of Athens, died
suddenly on Friday, Nov. 5, 2010. Marty was born in Elmira, N.Y. on Feb. 21, 1968, to Marlin (Rod) A. Mills and Mary L. Mills (deceased). Marty is survived by: his father, Marlin (Rod) Mills, and his step-mother, Maureen (Micki) Mills; girlfriend, Pamela Ryan; his children, Kylee, Tiffany, Cody and Mia Mills; sisters, Christine (Timothy) Watkins, Candice (Duane) Waldron, Carine Mills (and Fred), and Cynthia (Jeffrey) Wray; and brothers, Lowell and Pete Melvin. Marty also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, special friends and his devoted dog Jake. Funeral services will be private and a memorial service will be held at a later date.  Towanda Daily Review - November 13, 2010

MORGAN Joan Carol Morgan Helstrom
The daughter of Floyd & Elizabeth Morgan, wife of Howard "Jim" Helstrom, has gone to be with her love and her sons Tommy and Steve on November 3rd 2010. As a girl Joan loved baseball, roller skating, and the carousel at Eldridge Park. She was a wonderful wife and mother that only worked outside of the home at Christmas time for extra money to buy only the best for her children. She loved to listen to music, play bingo and cards. Home decorating was a very big passion, no one could hang draperies like mom ( right Chrissy ). She will be very missed by her siblings Faye & Max, Ronnie, Shirley, Bill & Margie. Her children Jerry, Jim & Judy, Dorothy, Linda & Earl, Deb & Gary, her grand babies Tammie, Tanya, Stevie, Stephie, Chrissy , Amy, Jenn & Jojo, her great grand babies Cass, James, Sadie, Tyler, Chris, Marie, Elvonis, Sophia, Nicholas, and her many other in laws and honorary children, plus her many nieces, nephews, & cousins.
We will have a celebration of life in the summer of 2011, we will give further info at that time.  Star Gazette - November 6, 2010

NEEFE Walter N. Neefe
80, of Galeton, PA, died
Thursday, November 4, 2010, at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro. Born March 2, 1930 in Sweden Valley, PA, he was a son of the late Thomas and Lavana (McCloskey) Neefe. Walt was a 1947 Graduate of Coudersport High School. On October 24, 1953, in Galeton, he married the former Maxine Goodwin, who survives. Walt worked on his father's farm in Sweden Hill, was a truck driver for many years and retired from Johnson Truck Line in Tioga, PA in 1992. He was a member of Galeton Moose. Walt loved playing cards, fishing, hunting and camping. Surviving besides his wife of 57 years, Maxine Neefe, are a son, Walter Bruce Neefe, Bilerica, MA; two daughters, Lucinda (Phil) Petty, Waverly, NY, and Kimberly (Kenneth) Schaar, Germania, PA; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Christine (Harold) Baumann, Coudersport, PA; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Walt was predeceased by two brothers, Phillip and Hollis. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton on Saturday, November 6, 2010, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. A Private Graveside Service will be held at the family's convenience. Memorial contributions may be made to the Galeton Fireworks Committee or to the Gale Hose Ambulance Association. Star-Gazette - November 5, 2010

NOTHSTEIN Edith N. Hunsicker,
97, of Masonic Village, Elizabethtown, formerly of Mansfield, Pa., and Venice, Fla., died on Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at the Masonic Health Care Center. Born in Lehighton, she was the daughter of the late J. Ira and B. Eva (Reed) Nothstein. She was the wife of the late Clarence L. Hunsicker, who died on April 16, 2010. Mrs. Hunsicker was a member of the Mansfield First Presbyterian Church, where she was active in the women's association. A graduate of Lehighton High School, she attended classes at Bucknell University and Mansfield University. She was employed as a secretary for the Lewisburg School District and as administrative secretary in the office of the Dean of Instruction at Mansfield University. She was a member of the Philanthropic and Educational Organization Sisterhood and was a member of the Mansfield's Library board of directors. She had also been a girl scout leader and active with the Tioga County Children's Services. Dr. and Mrs. Hunsicker were married for 74 years in May of 2009. She was the last of her immediate family. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at the John S. Sell Memorial Chapel, Masonic Village, Elizabethtown at 11 a.m. There will be no viewing. A graveside service will take place on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at the Lehighton Cemetery at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mansfield Presbyterian Church, 31 E. Wellsboro St., Mansfield, PA 16933 or to Tree of Life, c/o Masonic Village, One Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022 or to Mansfield University Foundation, Mansfield, PA 16933. Arrangements by Miller/Sekely Funeral Services, Elizabethtown.

NYCE Harvey L. Nyce
59, of Mainesburg, died on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010. He was born on Dec. 25, 1950, in Sellersville, a son of the late Harvey K. and Florence L. (Sampson) Nyce. A memorial service will be held at the Bakerburg Community Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Mansfield.  Wellsboro Gazette - November 12, 2010

ONOFRE Richard "Rich" Onofre
68, well-known businessman of Waverly, N.Y. died
Wednesday evening, Nov. 3, 2010 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. "Rich" as he was known by his family and many friends was born in Sayre, Pa., on Aug. 20, 1942, a son of the late Nicholas and Edith Ciavardini Onofre. He was a graduate of Sayre High School class of 1961 and in early years worked as a contractor with Joseph Viselli Builders. On Sept. 14, 1974 he married the former Catherine "Kay" Spicer at the First Presbyterian Church in Waverly, N.Y. Rich was co-owner of Charm Pools in Waverly for many years until the time of his passing. He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 1148, Sayre, Loyal Order of Moose and Roma Madre Lodge No. 1342 Order Sons of Italy in Sayre. Rich enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and spending time in his workshop. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Kay at home; his daughter, Stacy Onofre of Waverly; brother, Nicholas Onofre of Waverly; sister, Diane McQueeney of Sayre; nephews, Wade Spicer of Northumberland, Pa., Vincent McQueeney and his wife Megan of Chicago, Ill., Chris Onofre of Waverly; nieces, Tami Spicer of Dallas, Texas, and Lisa McQueeney of Apalachin, N.Y.; brother-in-law, Rich Spicer of Waverly; sister-in-law, Linda Spicer of Waverly; several aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment will be private. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY 14892 in Richard Onofre's memory. The Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home of Sayre is assisting the Onofre family with arrangements. Towanda Daily Review - November 7, 2010

POLLARD Melanie Macgregor Pollard
43 years old, died unexpectedly at home on Wednesday morning, November 10, 2010. Melanie was born August 22, 1967 in Paisley, Scotland. Melanie grew up and received her education in Scotland, including her Bachelor of Education from Glasgow University. After moving to the United States at the age of 22, Melanie lived with family in Connecticut, then moved to New York City where she worked in the fashion industry. She was married and moved to Sayre, Pa., where she has been a substitute teacher for the Waverly School District and Epiphany School. Melanie recently received her Masters in Education from Elmira College.  For 20 years Melanie has been a devoted dance teacher at Pat Haggerty Studios and for the past three years has been working as an Independent Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay where she was just promoted to director and recognized in a special ceremony last Friday evening. Just a few months ago, Melanie proudly accepted her Mary Kay car, a distinguished honor for her hard work, dedication and earnings working for Mary Kay. Melanie had a flair for fashion and loved shopping, collecting unique, stylish and vintage clothes and jewelry. She was an expert on tea. She looked for "a cup of tea" the first thing upon waking up in the morning, had a cup throughout the day and a "cup of tea" just before bed. Melanie was a world traveler. She especially enjoyed the art and culture of Philadelphia and New York City. Melanie loved food, appreciated a great meal or treat and made delicious desserts to share. She was caring and generous, always offering kind words, love and support to her family and large circle of friends. Her smile, positive energy, sense of humor and warmth were infectious and everyone loved being with Melanie and listening to her mesmerizingly beautiful Scottish accent. Melanie's extensive circle of family and friends will miss her terribly.  She is survived by her three children; Annie Caroline Caplan, age 15, Callum Edward Caplan, age 12 and Grant Sidney Caplan, age 11; her mother and father Margaret and Edward Pollard of Islay, Scotland; her sister Sarah Clark and her husband Stephen Clark and their children Harry and Hannah Clark of Glasgow, Scotland; her sister Virgina Smith and her children Kirsty, Kate and Ruby Smith of Glasgow, Scotland; and her live-in love Jonathan Clark Herweg. Family will be receiving callers from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 at Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010 at Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung Street, Waverly, N.Y.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Heart Foundation ( at 32107 Lindero Canyon Road, Suite 235 Westlake Village, CA 91361.  Written by Maggie and Eddie Pollard in memory of their daughter Melanie: Melanie was born and grew up in Scotland and although always proudly Scottish she embraced the American way of life with ease, latterly with the great love of Jonathan. All of her Scottish relatives from grandpa, sisters, cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews thank those of you who cared for and loved her. We all loved her and as her father said "what's not to love?"  Too many words are needed to describe this very special daughter of ours. She was the best person I have ever known and I am so glad she loved me too. If even the smallest part of her is reflected in her children Annie, Callum and Grant then hers was a life worthwhile and her children are blessed. God bless you Melanie and God bless all of those that loved you. SORAIDH (farewell in Gaelic)  Towanda Daily Review - November 15, 2010

PROCTOR Charles (Chuck) DeForest
OAKDALE, CA — Charles (Chuck) DeForest Proctor, age 45 of Oakdale, CA died
peacefully in his sleep after a brief battle with cancer on Oct. 25, 2010. Chuck was born on May 30, 1965 in Wellsville NY.  He is survived by his son Christopher M. Proctor age 18 of Oakdale, CA. brothers Roger (Gloria) Proctor of Corning, NY,  Kip Proctor of Florida, sisters, Susan Proctor, and Darlene (Jesse) Proctor of Madera, CA. sister-in-law Anne Proctor of Elmira, NY, his best friend Jeanne (Jack) Coley of Madera CA. As well as several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was  pre-deceased by his father Charles Spence, his mother Susan Proctor, brothers Robert Proctor and Arnold Proctor. Chuck worked in customer service for many years and made a multitude of friends in doing so. The family will hold private memorials at a later date. Chuck spent his last few days in hospice care and the family would like to extend a special thank you to the entire staff at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson CA. The family asks in lieu of flowers donations be sent to the Alexander Cohen Hospice House 2201 Euclid Ave. Hughson CA, 95326 or to The National Cancer Society.  Corning Leader - November 3, 2010

ROBINSON Dorothy R. Dickensheets
75, of Rome, Pa., died
on Monday, Nov. 8, 2010 at Towanda Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She was born on Feb. 6, 1935 in Providence, R.I., the daughter of the late George and Dorothy Cloutier Robinson. Dorothy is survived by her husband of 56 years James at home, her children James E. and Rita Dickensheets of Litchfield, PA, Mark and Robin Dickensheets of Sheshequin, PA and Donna and Glenn Owen of LeRaysville, PA, grandchildren James Perez of the U.S. Army stationed in GA and Jeremy Perez of the U. S. Marines stationed at 29 Palms, Calif. At the request of the family there will be no calling hours or services. Arrangements are under the care of Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., Athens, Pa. (Those wishing to sign the E-guestbook and send condolences may do so by visiting  Towanda  Daily Review - November 9, 2010

SCHMIDT Diana M. Schmidt-Kemp, 53, of 2959 Cummings Creek Road, Tioga, Pa., died
Nov. 10, 2010, at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa.  A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at the United Church of Nelson, Rev. Dorothy Densmore will officiate. Williamsport Sun-Gazette - November 13, 2010

SMITH Jonathan
Age 26 of Elmira, NY. He was born August 22, 1984 in Wellsboro, PA, son of Myra McNeal and Amos Smith, Jr. and died
Monday, November 1, 2010 very unexpectedly. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather Glen McNeal and paternal grandparents Amos and Phyllis Smith. He is survived by his parents Amos Smith, Jr. and Myra Kohler; brothers Gary McNeal and Christopher Kohler all of Elmira; maternal grandmother Florence McNeal of Blossburg, PA along with a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Jonathan was employed with Chemung County ARC. He was a member of the Southport Volunteer Fire Department. Family and friends are invited to visit Southport Volunteer Fire Department, 1001 Carl St., Elmira on Saturday, November 6th from 4 to 7 pm. His Fireman's memorial service will follow at 7pm, conducted by members of the Southport Fire Department. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Jonathan through donations to the Southport Volunteer Fire Dept., 1001 Carl St., Elmira, NY 14904. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Star-Gazette - November 5, 2010

SMITH Kenneth E. Smith
80, of Bentleyville, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, in Jefferson Regional Hospital.He was born March 19, 1930, in Elmira, N.Y., a son of the late Mary J. Hoagland and Earl Stevens. Mr. Smith was a United States Army veteran, having served as a corporal during the Korean War. He owned and operated KES Enterprises, where he specialized in earth moving and excavation. He took part in various projects and was instrumental in the building of several area golf courses, including Rolling Green, Chippewa and Cedar Brook. He retired in 1995 after 40 years in business. He was a member of Nemacolin Country Club, where he was 1997 and 1998 Guest-Member Champion, a 1993, 1994, and 1995 Men's Seniors Champion, Western Pa. Golf Association, 1986 Seniors Champion and the 1983 Men's Invitational Champion at St. Clair Country Club. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed hunting. On April 13, 1959, he married Louise Jurik, who survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Sandy Smith, Kim Smith, both of Havertown, Patti (Jerry) Dykins of Washington; a son, Gary (Bonnie) Smith of Newtown Square; four grandchildren, Derek Dykins, Ben Smith, Grace Smith, Abby Smith; a brother, William Smith of Mansfield; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Burt Smith. Friends were received from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, and 10 a.m. until noon, the hour of service, on Saturday, Nov. 6, in Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main St., Bentleyville, with the Rev. Gary Krummert officiating. Interment was in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. Wellsboro Gazette - November 13, 2010

SMITH Richard Hutchings "Dick" Smith
Age 75, died very unexpectedly on Sunday, November 14, 2010. Dick was born January 5, 1935, in Corning, the son of Richard H. and Mina (Nichols) Smith. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years Miriam Charlap Smith; children, with their families, Jeffrey C. Smith of St. Petersburg, FL; Mark H. and Kelly Smith of Elmira, with children, Abigail, Ethan, and Carter; Miriam K. "Kristy" and Carl Kanaskie of Harrisburg, PA with daughter Katherine; sisters and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Milton Brackman of Painted Post, Marian B. Smith of Corning; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Allan G. and Barbara Charlap of Elmira, with son Aaron; special friends, Jim and Sue Cordier of Horseheads; along with several nieces and nephews. Dick was an engineer for Corning Glass Works, retiring after 44 years of service. His job took him to all parts of the world, and his world travels extended into his retirement as he enjoyed traveling with Miriam to different countries. An avid golfer Dick was a member of the Corning Country Club. He also enjoyed playing euchre and bridge with a close circle of friends. Dick was well known in West Elmira for his daily walks with his beloved German Short Haired Pointer, "Addie". Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Thursday, November 18, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, November 19, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Casimir's Church. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Dick with a donation to either, SPCA, Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903, or The Dominican Monastery, 1310 W. Church Street, Elmira, NY 14905.  Star-Gazette-November 16, 2010

STENGER Suzanne Victoria Stenger-Hayden
43, died
unexpectedly Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010. She was born in Daly City, Calif., and had spent most of her life in the Tidewater area. Suzanne was a graduate of Western Branch High School, Chesapeake. At the time of her death, she was a clerk with BP Oil in Windsor. A loving and caring person, Suzanne had a heart of gold and reached out with love to those around her. She enjoyed fishing and was always on a mission when it came to animals. She was especially fond of cats. Suzanne was a beloved wife, mother, daughter and sister. She was passionate about motherhood and was always coaching her sons in their sports activities.  Suzanne leaves to cherish her memories, her husband of 19 years, David Patrick Hayden; her sons, Matthew A. Stenger-Reese (U.S. Navy, stationed in Rhoda, Spain) and his wife, Tina, and granddaughter, Savannah; and Zachery James Stenger-Hayden of Windsor; her mother, Anne-Nell Andrews and husband, James R. of Towanda, Pa.; a sister, Dawn Annette Tyson, and husband, Corcoran, and family of Bethel, N.C.; brothers, Timothy James Stenger, and wife, Jennifer, and family, of Suffolk, and Matthew John Robert Stenger, and wife, Annette and family of Minnesota. A service celebrating Suzanne's life will be held 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 5, in Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield, with Rev. Maurice E. Bynum officiating. The family will visit with friends following the service. Burial will be private. The family suggests memorial contributions to be made to Isle of Wight Human Society SPCA, P.O. 273, Smithfield, VA 23431. Arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield.  Towanda Daily Review - November 4, 2010

SWEET Rheba L. Sweet
who was born January 22, 1956, in Montour Falls, NY, died
after a courageous battle with cancer on November 7th, 2010 with her three children at her side. She is survived by her three loving children, Warren Kenyon Jr., Jennifer Kenyon and Brian Kenyon; three grandchildren, Kirsten Kenyon, Madison Leigh Schoolmeesters and Nicholas McCoy; her brother, Kevin Sweet; two sisters, Diana Martin and Theresa Lewis and her dog, Abby Rose. She devoted her life to her family and friends and will be greatly missed. A gathering of her children will occur on Cadillac Mountain in Bar Harbor, ME on November 20th to celebrate her life and set her free.  Star-Gazette-November 16, 2010

TALLMAN Sherilyn A. Miller
66, of Curtin St., South Williamsport, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010 at Manor Care Health Services.  Born March 13, 1944, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Harry Painter and Thelma Tallman. Sherilyn and her husband, Harry J. Miller Jr., celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary on June 17. She was the secretary for the family business, Millers Coal & Trucking Service, and owned her own catering business, Party's R Us. Sherilyn loved to go to the beach. She also enjoyed cooking, gardening, knitting, bingo and playing cards. Sherilyn was a member of Newberry Church of Christ. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Candace L. (Joseph) Vassallo of DuBoistown, Harry J. (Christine) Miller III of South Williamsport, Jeffery E. (Laura) of Montgomery, Richard L. (Karen) Miller of Montgomery, Timothy J. (Kathy) Miller of Montgomery; brothers and sisters, Harry Painter of Canton, and Jean (Donald) Vittorio, Tom (Lucy) Tallman, Ken (Roseann) Tallman, Bonnie Tupper, all of Williamsport; her grandchildren, Matthew, Kirk, Heather, Luke, Jessika, Mackenzie, Jacob, Emily, Kaitlyn, Chancelor and Thayden. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert and Douglas Painter. A viewing will be held this evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Services will be on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with her Pastor, Ron Savits, officiating. Interment will be in Montoursville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Newberry Church of Christ, 822 Diamond St., Williamsport, PA 17701. Williamsport Sun-Gazette - November 15, 2010

THOMAS Betty Irene Abbey
Corning, N.Y. — Betty Irene Abbey, 89, of Corning, NY died Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at Founders Pavilion. She was born August 22, 1921 in Corning, NY the daughter of the late Maxwell and Irene (Hunt) Thomas. Betty graduated from Elmira Business Institute.  She retired from Corning Inc. where she had worked as a Secretary. She is survived by a daughter, Maxine Love Drost of NC; step children, Bonnie (Mason) Bennett of Corning, Keith (Patricia) Abbey of FL and Renee (Martin) Cohen of NC; grandchildren, April Drost Jenkins of NC; step grandchildren, Randy Bennett of NC, Corinne (Clayburn) Millie of Corning, Tim (Cathy) Abbey of FL, Keith Abbey Jr. of MS, Sarah Cohen of Rochester and Tamrah Cohen of NC. A Graveside Service will be held at the convenience of the family in Barnard Cemetery, Corning, NY. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the American Heart Association. Acly-Stover Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.  Corning Leader - November 3, 2010

THOMAS Elaine Hazlitt
Age 70, of Hector, NY, died
peacefully at home on Friday, November 5, 2010. According to her wishes, there will be no public calling hours and funeral services will be private. The family wishes to receive family and friends to share memories and fellowship with them at Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards on Thursday from 5 to7pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her memory may be made to the VLH Fire Department; PO Box 46, Hector, NY 14841. Elaine is survived by her three children, Phil Hazlitt, Doug (Cheryl) Hazlitt and Leigh (Greg) Triner; her brother, Ron (Nancy) Thomas and eight grandchildren, Shannon, Sarah, Patrick, and Megan Hazlitt; James and Elizabeth Hazlitt; Nathan and Dylan Triner; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She is predeceased by her husband, Jerry Hazlitt, father and mother, Phillip and Gwenville Thomas, and sister, Barbara Thomas. Elaine was born November 13th, 1939 in Elmira, NY. She was always proud of her Welsh heritage and was the first of her parents' children to be born in the United States. Elaine immensely enjoyed spending time with family, friends, horseback riding, cooking and reading. In her later years she enjoyed traveling to warm places with her children and nephews. She is most known for establishing Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards with her late husband Jerry Hazlitt. Together, in 1985 they began the immensely popular winery to reflect their fun-loving spirit, love of the land and love of making wine. The warm, casual atmosphere they created, coupled with Jerry's award-winning wine was the foundation that has allowed the winery to grow to one of the largest in New York State.  Star-Gazette - November 7, 2010

TIPPETT Raymond J. "Ray" Tippett Jr.
82, of 239 Pine Tree Road, Sayre, Pa. died
early Sunday morning, Nov. 14, 2010, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. "Ray" as he was known by his family and friends, was born March 4, 1928 in Kingston, Pa., a son of the late Raymond J. Tippett Sr. and Lillian Huey Tippett. He was a graduate of Kingston High School, Kingston, Pa., and in his youth attained the honor of being named an Eagle Scout. He later served in the U.S. Navy from 1946 to 1948 aboard the U.S.S. Gearing and was a graduate of East Stroudsburg University in 1952. On Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 1951, he married the former Joan Hortman in Berwick, Pa. Ray received his Physical Therapy degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1954 and completed advanced study in physical therapy at Ithaca College and Northwestern University. Ray served as Chief Physical Therapist for the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre for many years until his retirement. He attended the North Waverly Chapel in Waverly, N.Y. for many years and later attended the Chemung Christian Fellowship in Chemung, N.Y. Ray was a member of Rural Amity Lodge No. 70 F.& A.M. in Athens and was instrumental in the development of the General John Sullivan Chapter Order of DeMolay in Athens where he served as an advisor for a number of years. Ray also held member ship with Skiff-Bower VFW Post in Sayre, the National Athletic Trainers Association, Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Association and the National Rehabilitation Association and was active locally in Habitat For Humanity and the local Gideons group. Ray served as athletic trainer with Athens Area High School and was inducted to the Sports Hall of Fame for his years of dedication. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Joan Hortman Tippett, at home; daughters, Lisa Tippett and her husband John Keglovitz of Austin, Texas, Carol Millard of Orlando, Fla., Joann Tippett of Orlando, Fla.; granddaughter, Jerrie Leigh Andolino and her husband James Andolino of Jacksonville, Fla.; grandson, Eric Millard of Orlando, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Tippett and sister, Eloise Schonk. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St. Sayre, Pa., with Pastor Randy Stilson and Pastor William Wells officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800, in Raymond J. Tippett Jr.'s memory. Towanda Daily Review - November 16, 2010

TREAT  Robert Charles Treat
77 of Elmira, entered into rest on Wednesday, November 10 at home with his wife at his side following a brief illness. Born on Sept. 25, 1933, Bob was the only child of Clyde T. and Dorothy E. (Stabel) Treat. He attended Elmira schools and graduated from Southside High School. On April 12, 1969, Bob and the former Marilyn Kelley were married in Jobs Corners, Pa. He worked for several years for National Homes Corporation and retired from the Elmira City School District. Bob was an avid and talented collector and builder of model circus trains. Bob enjoyed his volunteer time at Arnot Ogden Medical Center and his wonderful friends there. Surviving are his wife, Marilyn, as well as Marilyn's family, James and Wanda Kelley, Joan Kelley Sawdey, and Pauline Kelley Thorpe. A private graveside service will be conducted in Woodhull Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Long time friend, Rev. Philip Thorick will officiate. Arrangements are with H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home of Woodhull. Donations may be made to Arnot Ogden Auxiliary, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905. Star Gazette - November 12, 2010

on October 31, 2010 in Humble, TX after a 19 month battle with breast cancer. She was born on May 24, 1968 in Sayre, PA. Corinne worked as a manager for Blockbuster. She had a deep love for animals, especially dogs and cats. Corinne is survived by her husband, Scott Erwin, daughter, Megan Erwin, son, Jonathan Erwin and her mother, Linda VanNess. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 2:00pm at the chapel of Kingwood Funeral Home, 22800 Hwy. 59 N. Kingwood, TX. 77339.

Van NESS Corinne (VanNess) Erwin
of Kingwood, Texas, and formerly of Canton, Pa., died
while surrounded by her family on Oct. 31, 2010 at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Humble, Texas, following a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was 42 years old. Corinne Marie VanNess was born May 24, 1968 in Sayre, Pa. She was the daughter of Linda and the late William "Bill" VanNess. Growing up, Corinne spent many wonderful times at her grandparents' cottage on Canton's Lake Nephawin. She was a graduate of Canton High School's class of 1986. A beautiful and very out-going person, Corinne was blessed with many friends. She met the love of her life and her best friend, Scott Erwin, in the Poconos, Pa. Two days later, they were together; two weeks later, they were engaged; six months later, they were married on Sept. 23, 1989 in Canton by Rev. Duane Taylor. Corinne and Scott had two wonderful children and cherished each day as husband and wife. In 1997, the Erwin family moved to Houston, Texas, where she worked as a manager for Blockbuster movie rentals. She loved her life in Texas and became a huge fan of the Houston Astros baseball team. A month ago, Corinne was able to visit Canton to be with family and friends who love her and miss her very much. Jesus said, "Love one another as I have loved you," and that was the way Corinne lived her life. Surviving Corinne are her husband Scott; two children, Megan Elizabeth Erwin and Jonathan Scott Erwin; her mother, Linda VanNess and special friend, Jerry Manchester; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Corinne also leaves her devoted pets; Astro and Abby, Luna, Sukie and Gracie. In addition to her father Bill, she was predeceased by grandparents; Clifford and Mary Reynard and Jack and Freda VanNess. A time of visitation will be from 1 – 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, in Canton. A memorial service in celebration of a beautiful life will follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. Her family will provide flowers and suggest those who wish make a memorial in Corinne's name to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Cure, Twin Tiers Region, P.O. Box 1306 Elmira, NY 14902 or to Save the Pool, c/o Canton Recreation Assoc. P.O. Box 4 Canton, PA 17724.

WILLIAMS James S. Williams
58, When someone you love becomes a memory….the memory becomes a treasure~Our hearts were saddened with the passing of James S. Williams,  58, of South Main St., Nichols, on Sunday morning, November 7, 2010.  Jim was born on November 14, 1951 in Waverly, N.Y., a son of Mabel Shear and the late Howard Williams. He was a graduate of Tioga Central High School class of 1970 and was drafted into the US Army where he proudly served his country. On July 3, 1971, he married Vicki Atchison and together they made Nichols their home. Jim was a bricklayer for over 40 years and was employed by Strope Newton Construction, for the majority of his career as well as ACE Masonry upon his retirement. He was a life member of the Nichols Fire Department where he served as Past President and Lieutenant for the Fire Police. He also was a member and Past President of the NY Hereford Association. Jim enjoyed farming, fishing, hunting, leather working and spending time with his family. In addition to his mother Mabel, Jim is survived by his wife Vicki; sons and daughters-in-law, James “Howdy” and Laura Williams; Jason “Big Jake” and Crystal Williams; Justin “Duke” and Michelle Williams; Jerred “Jed” Williams and companion Danielle Preece; his brother and sister-in-law Christopher and Carole Williams; sister and brother-in-law Ann and Jay Ball; sister-in-law Irene Williams; his special grandchildren, Tyler, Katelin, Ashley, Tyler, Aaron, Elizabeth “Lulu”, Daniel, Nicholas, Zachary and Alyssa “Sissy”; his in-laws,  Corinne “Maude” and Kenneth Seaver; Charles and Sharon Atchison; aunt Betty May Shear; uncle Fay Morris; nieces and nephews, Michael, Catherine, Jimmy, Stevie, Rainy, Abbey and Jacob; many cousins and special friends also survive.  Jim was predeceased by his father Howard Williams; son Joe Williams;  brother Stephen Williams; and granddaughter Katrina Williams. Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services and a celebration of Jim’s life on Wednesday, November 10 at 11 a.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, with Pastor Alan Bill officiating. Interment will follow in the Nichols Cemetery. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Flowers will be provided by the family and memorial contributions may be directed to the Barton United Methodist Church,  511 Old Barton Road, Barton, NY 13734 or Lourdes Hospice Home Care, 4102 Old Vestal Road, Vestal, NY 13850 in loving memory of James S. Williams. Sayre Morning Times - November 11, 2010

? Bette A. GRAFF
 Age 74 of Elkland PA died
Nov. 10, 2010 at her home. It was her wish that her services be private. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Foster Grandparent Program, c/o Clark Wood Elementary School, Elkland, PA 16920. Star-Gazette - November 12, 2010

? Bette A. GRAFF
ELKLAND, PA. — Bette A. Graff, 74, of West Main Street, Elkland, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010. She was retired from Corning Glass Works. Survivors include two daughters, Dorinda Crawford of Elkland and Meleaha Stevenson of Odessa, N.Y.; a sister, Leonna of Washington. Services will be private. Arrangements are with Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland.  Corning Leader - November 12, 2010

Corning, N.Y. — Rita Reimanis, a long time resident of Corning, died unexpectedly Wednesday, November 3, 2010. She had been undergoing chemotherapy treatments for lung cancer. Rita was 72, a native of Latvia, who fled her homeland to escape the Russian Communist occupation in 1944, and at the age of six, together with her parents and a brother, spent six years as a refugee in Czechoslovakia and Germany. In 1950, the family emigrated to Rochester, NY. She received a B.S. degree in Education from the University of Rochester in 1960, and a M.S. degree in Anthropology and African Studies from Cornell University in 1979. Since the 1960’s she and her husband, Gunars, have been living in Corning, with the exception of one year in California and two years that they lived in Nigeria. Over the years, Rita has given freely of her time to various community cultural and educational activities, serving on numerous boards and volunteering to assist those less fortunate than she was. She has taught German and English at the Corning Community College and privately. She also taught elementary school in Bath. She leaves behind Gunars, her husband of 53 years, three sons, in Colorado, California and Vermont, and their families, including seven grandchildren. She has one sister and family in Ontario, NY, a sister in New Jersey and a cousin and family in Rochester, NY. Her grandchildren have been her constant joy. Their smiles and affection for her have helped her to verbalize the decision that if she were to leave this world today, she would have no regrets. “I’ve lived a good life I’ve done all, seen everything. Now I can go,” she would say. Paraphrasing a Latvian poet, she would say: “Most of my days have been good. And many even better.” And, “I would gladly die thrice to have lived once in love.” In place of flowers, those wishing to remember Rita with a charitable contribution, can do so by sending a donation to The University of Rochester City Girls Giving Circle, 500 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607,  Corning Community College Scholarship Fund, 1 Academic Dr., Corning, NY 14830, the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, P.O. Box 15, Corning, NY 14830, or a charity of their own choice. Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY are handling the arrangements for cremation. A celebration of Rita’s life will take place on November 13, 2010 at 1:00PM in the Triangle Lounge, Corning Community College, 1 Academic Dr., Corning, NY.

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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 28 October 2010
By Joyce M. Tice
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