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ADAMS Milton S. Adams
age 90, of Horseheads died
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. Milton was born in Hornby on September 18, 1920, the son of Clarence R. and Edith (Burnapp) Adams. His wife, Betty Rhoda-Adams, predeceased him in 1998. He was retired from the Department Of Defense, in 1980 where he had worked as an Industrial Specialist. He served in the Navy from 1943 to 1946. He is survived by his three nephews, Robert, Thomas, and John Rowley all of California, and one cousin Bertram Rhodes of Florida. He is also survived by many close friends and neighbors. Milton was predeceased by two sisters; Ruth Rowley and Lillian Adams, and one brother John Adams.  A committal service and burial will take place in Goodsell Cemetery, Hornby on December 8th, 2010 at 11:00 am. Donations in honor of Milton may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Horseheads, 1034 W. Broad St, Horseheads, NY 14845or the Chemung County Humane Society, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903.   Star Gazette - December 7, 2010

BELCHER Judy Diane Rude
66, of Montague, died
at St. Clares Hospital on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, after an eight-year-long fight with stage IV breast cancer. Born on Sept. 9, 1944, Judy was raised in Lafayette, N.J., then lived in Towanda, Pa., from 1978 until moving to Prescott Valley, Ariz. in 1996, where she lived for two years before returning to Towanda. She had been a resident of Montague since 2003. Judy was a lifelong member of Lafayette Federated Church. A 1962 graduate of Newton High School, she obtained her RN at East Orange Nursing School in 1965 and her Bachelor of Nursing from Elmira College in 2005. Judy had a long and successful career as a Maternal Health/Labor & Delivery/Pediatrics Nurse at Newton Memorial Hospital in Newton, N.J., the Towanda area hospital in Towanda, Pa., and Yavapai County Hospital in Prescott, Ariz. Judy was predeceased by her husband of 39 years, Richard Rude, in 2004; Mom and Dad Belcher (Daisy and Sylvester); her father, Jess Untalasco; her stepfather, Joe Hill; her brother, Fred Belcher; and brothers-in-law, Richard Mertens, Jr., Bill Decker and John Larsen. She is survived by her children, Diane Rude of Harleysville, Pa., Kyle and Julie Rude of Williamsport, Pa., Kevin and Dyan Rude of Sayre, Pa., and Becky and Sheri Staples of Rochester, N.H. She is also survived by her six loving grandchildren, Lauren, Connor, Emma, Kaden, Keegan, and Karter; her mother, Helen Hill of Lafayette, N.J.; her siblings, Sylvester and Shirley Belcher of Rapid City, S.D., Ida and Mel Carpenter of Lafayette, N.J., Mabel Mertens of Tampa, Fla., Edith Decker of Middleburg, Fla., Joan and Ed Green of Lafayette, N.J., Margaret Larsen of Lafayette, N.J., Ken and Joy Belcher of San Antonio, Texas, Jess and Gloria Untalasco of Fajardo, Puerto Rico, and Keith and Kelley Roberts of Prescott, Ariz.; her sister-in-law, Grace and Jim Phillips of Towanda, Pa.; her good friend, Bob Cutler of Sparta, N.J.; and a great number of loving nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Lafayette Federated Church, 180 Route 15, Lafayette. Interment will follow in Branchville Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure , 785 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901 or the American Cancer Society , 7 Ridgedale Avenue, Suite 103, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927.  Daily Review - December 3, 2010

BENJAMIN Marian Jean (Benjamin) Barrowcliff
of Calhan, Colo., passed on Nov. 25. She was proceed in death by husband, Harvey C. Barrowcliff and parents Walter and Ethel (Prymer) Benjamin. A loving mother, grandmother and sister, she is survived by: daughter, Cindy Saldana of Calhan, Colo.; and sons, Alan of Broomfield, Colo. and Martin of Dublin, Calif.; siblings, Donald Benjamin, Jim Benjamin, Walter Benjamin, Kay Few and Margene Hickey. A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, at Drennan School House in Ellicott, Colo.  Daily Review - December 3, 2010

BENOIT Patricia A. Gillingham
79, of Forest Lake, Pa., died
, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010 in Montrose, Pa. Born May 12, 1931, in Middlebury, Vt., she was the daughter of the late Herman and Ruth (Sears) Benoit. Patricia loved her family very much. She enjoyed playing bingo, crocheting, needlepoint and quilting. The family would like to thank Dr. Rucker and the wonderful caregivers who were also her friends for all of their kindness and compassion. Survivors include her husband, Allen Gillingham of Forest Lake, Pa.; daughters and son-in-law, Susan A. and Kenneth Ross of LeRaysville, Pa., Dawn M. Gillingham of Forest Lake, Pa.; sons and daughters-in-law, John A. and Sharon Gillingham of Little Meadows, Pa., Edward J. Gillingham of Forest Lake, Pa., Michael S. and Cheryl Gillingham of Montrose, Pa., Peter D. Gillingham and Kim Evans, Lawton, Pa., Harold E. and Lynne Gillingham of Milford, Conn.; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Thelma and Arnold Davis of Ocala, Fla., Nancy and Carl Carleton of Willistown, Vt., Trudy Overland of Willistown, Vt., Mary and Lynn Root of Colchester, Vt.; brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Ruby Benoit of Colchester, Vt., Charles and Donna Benoit of Milton, Vt., Richard and Brenda Benoit of Tallahassee, Fla. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Ruth Morgan; brothers, Maxwell and George Quigley and William and David Benoit. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home Inc., Montrose, PA 18801. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service time on Tuesday at the funeral home.  Instead of flowers: memorial contributions may be made to Montrose Minute Men, P.O. Box 461, Montrose, PA 18801. Towanda Daily Review - December 5, 2010

BENTON Karen J. Benton Rumsey
Loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, Karen J. Benton Rumsey, 64, died
peacefully on December 2, 2010 surrounded by family. Karen was born on February 2, 1946 in Kew Gardens, New York. She was a 1963 graduate of Athens High School and retired in 2002 after working many years as a legal secretary. She was predeceased by her parents Jean E. Larson Benton and John T. Benton and her sister Beth L. Benton. Karen is survived by her husband of 41 years Ronald, daughter Marie (Alfred) Mack, son Seth (Danielle) Rumsey and her grandchildren Nathan, Noah, Nevin Mack, Jared and Krianna Rumsey. She is also survived by siblings Barbara (Larry) Nichols and Thomas (Karen) Benton, cousins Marjorie Hall and David Hall, nieces Heather (Jamie) Westbrook, Jennifer (Louis) Judson III, Jill (Michael) Hines and nephews Luke Nichols, Mark (Jennifer) Benton and Todd (Elaine) Benton. Karen enjoyed gardening, flowers, birds, taking bus trips to Canada and within The United States and spending time with her family. She bowled regularly in two leagues and was a member of the Waverly 600 Club. Karen bowled in several state and local tournaments and a couple national tournaments. She was a member of the US Bowling Congress and the Cedar Chapter No. 400 Order of the Eastern Star. She loved her grandchildren more than anything in the world. Karen will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Her corneas were donated to The Rochester Eye Bank for the benefit of another person. Friends may call from 1 - 3 p.m. at 24 Barnes Hill Lockwood on Sunday, December 5th.  Star Gazette - December 3, 2010

BROWN Susie B. Keltz
Susie B. Keltz, age 90, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, December 1st. Mrs. Keltz was predecased by her husband, Paul, in 1985. She is survived by her daughter, Donna Goodwin with whom she resided, son Steven (& Ileana) Keltz, special grandson Mike Cadek, as well as three additional grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, "daughters" Shirley Mizener and Linda Peckally. Mrs. Keltz was a member of the Elmira Seventh Day Adventist Church. Calling hours are 1 -3 PM Sunday at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton, Pa. Services will follow at 3 PM with Pastor Gerald Small officiating.  Star Gazette - December 4, 2010

Susie (Brown) Keltz, 90, formerly of English Hill (Union Twp.), died at Chemung Co. Nursing Center. She was the widow of Paul Keltz.  She is survived by her beloved family. Viewing will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton, with funeral services at 3 p.m.  Williamsport Sun-Gazette - December 4, 2010

BRUSZEWSKI Clifford D. Bruszewski
78, went to be with his Lord and Savior whom he served faithfully on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital after a long battle with failing health. Cliff was born in Flushing, Queens, N.Y., on Oct. 7, 1932. Cliff served in the United States Marine Corps for three years, serving his country in Korea. For 25 years of his life he was employed by the city of New York Police Department as an auto mechanic and manager for plant maintenance. Cliff retired in 1988 and moved to Pennsylvania. Cliff is survived by: his wife of 56 years, Alice (Eby) Bruszewski; sons Clifford Anthony of Troy, Pa., and Kevin of Center Reach, N.Y.; and daughter Donna Marie Bruszewski-Tsiknas of Troy, Pa. Cliff was blessed with seven grandchildren. Family and friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 at the New Life Church, 299 McMurray Rd., Canton, Pa. The funeral service to honor Cliff's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Dec. 3 at the church with his pastor, Rev. Glenn Landis, officiating. The Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa., has been entrusted with arrangements. Contributions may be made in Cliff's memory to the New Life Church, 299 McMurray Road, Canton, PA 17724.  Towanda Daily Review - December 1, 2010

CARPENTER Ralph E. Carpenter
71, of Sayre, Pa., died
on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010 at home following an extended illness. He was born May 10, 1939, in Little Falls, N.Y., the son of the late Clarence and Alma Smith Carpenter.  Ralph served in the U.S. Army as an SFC for 20 years, having served three years in Vietnam. He loved Syracuse and Notre Dame basketball, was an avid golfer, and enjoyed doing family genealogies. Ralph was a member of Shepherd Hills CC, Skiff Bower Post No. 1536 VFW, B.P.O.E. Lodge 1148, American Legion, and Roma Madre Lodge No. 1342 Sons of Italy. He is predeceased by: his brothers John Claude and Robert Donald Carpenter; and his sisters Bernice June Zaffarano, Clara Mae Braccini and Eunice Roberta Braccini. Ralph is survived by: his wife of 52 years, Andrea Elizabeth (Papaleo), at home; two sons and their wives, Marque Lon and Anne Marie Carpenter of Waverly, N.Y., and Stephan Anthony and Linda Ann Carpenter of Sayre, Pa.; daughter Monique Leith Carpenter of Sayre, Pa.; and is lovingly remembered by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren Christian Everett Kovacs, Tiffany Laurel Kovacs-Dixon, Juliette Nicole Carpenter, Jessica Lynn Carpenter, Katlyn Catheryne Kovacs, Kaitlin Alicia Marie Carpenter, Liia Elizabeth Carpenter, Shane William Carpenter, Keilen James Carpenter, Kylan John Draper Carpenter, Tristan Kenyon Kovacs, Khloe Capri Kovacs and Tyler Eugene Dixon; and he is also survived by two sisters, Blanche Arlene Guilboard and Karen Joanne Lorenzoni; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends and family may call from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. A memorial service will follow at the funeral home at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Vincent Langan from Epiphany Parish officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Ralph's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101. Towanda Daily Review - December 1, 2010

CHANDLEE Kathleen L. Otruba Andrews
90, of Mansfield, PA, died
December 4, 2010 at Hospicare, Ithaca, NY. She was born May 9, 1920 in Williamsport, PA, the daughter of Estella P. Chandlee. Kathleen was a retired Notary and Tag Agent. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Karyl Otruba of Mansfield; a daughter, Sue Ellen Stuart of Ithaca, NY; four grandchildren, Bobbi Lynn White of Mebane, NC, Jason Cole of Ithaca, NY, Victor Otruba of Mansfield, and Ariel Otruba of Philadelphia, PA; three great-grandchildren, Marie Cole, Brandon Sailor White and Ashley Grace White. She was predeceased by her husband, Paul Otruba in 1967. Kathleen's funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, with Morgan Woodworth officiating. Burial in Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport, PA. Memorial contributions in Kathleen's memory may be made to the Laurel Home Health & Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901.

CLARK David B. Clark
Age 73 of Horseheads, NY died
on Tuesday December 7, 2010 unexpectedly. David was born July 22, 1937 in Northampton, MA the son of the late Louis and Louise Spencer Clark. He was a graduate of Northampton High School and received his Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Massachusetts and his Master's Degree from Syracuse University. He was a veteran serving his country with The US Air Force from 1959-1963 attaining the rank of Captain. David married his wife Lorraine Anderson Clark on April 3, 1959 and she pre-deceased him in April 1992 after 33 years of marriage. David was an engineer at Rome Development Center at Griffiths Air Force Base in Rome, NY and retired as a Supervisory Electrical Engineer from Rome Laboratory on June 3, 1996. He was a communicant of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Horseheads, NY. David is survived by his son and daughter-in-law: Timothy & Kathleen Gannetti Clark of Horseheads, NY; daughter and son-in-law: Gillian Clark Jewell & Jason Jewell of Horseheads, NY; seven grandchildren Anthony Rainone of CT, Michael Rainone of Long Island, Emma Curreri, Elizabeth Curreri, Samantha Jewell, Taylor Jewell, and Anthony Jewell all of Horseheads, NY; aunt Sophie Clark and several cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Saturday December 11, 2010 from 10 to 11 AM. A Memorial Eucharist Service will be celebrated at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church 408 South Main Street Horseheads, NY at 11:30 AM following visiting hours. The Rev. Robert F. Adkins and Rev. Nancy Lane will officiate. A Memorial Eucharist Service will be celebrated in St. John's Episcopal Church in Northampton, MA on Thursday December 16, 2010 at a time to be announced. David will be laid to rest next to his wife Lorraine and his parents in Spring Grove Cemetery in Northampton, MA where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Clark. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mr. Clark through memorials to The Arthritis Foundation P.O. Box 96280 Washington, D.C.  Star-Gazette - December 10, 2010

COLVIN Bruce E. Colvin
of Baldwinsville, NY., died
on Saturday December 4, 2010 at the age of 62. A longtime resident of Ulster Park, NY, Bruce worked for IBM for 40 years. A graduate of Case Western Reserve University and Syracuse University, Bruce was an enthusiastic gun hobbyist and proud life member of the NRA. In addition, Bruce was a former Eagle Scout, lifeguard, and an active member of the Amateur Radio Relay League. A dedicated and highly respected computer programmer, Bruce also enjoyed spending time with his family, and especially enjoyed playing with his young grandson, Christopher.  Surviving are his daughters, Tara (Michael) Page of Camillus, NY, Charisse Colvin of Vestal, NY, brothers Kendal (Cynthia) Colvin, Keldon Colvin, Ted (Karen) Colvin and a sister Candi Banks all of Ohio, a grandson Christopher Page, several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was pre-deceased by his parents, Don and Donna Colvin. He will be dearly missed by all. Quis custodiet custodies ipsos? Si hoc legers scis nimium eruditionis habes. Services will be held in Ohio. Contributions may be made in Bruce's memory to the Longhouse Council, Boy Scouts of America, 2803 Brewerton Rd., Syracuse, NY 13211.  Star-Gazette - December 12, 2010

CONOWALL David P. Conowall
62, of Greensboro, died Monday, December 6, 2010 at his home. A private service will be held for the family and close friends. David was born November 21, 1948 in Philadelphia, PA, the son of Joseph Conowall and Elizabeth Ann Breslin Conowall. David was a veteran of the US Army, serving in Vietnam where he became a recipient of the bronze star. He was employed as a consultant in the travel industry and enjoyed entertainment, especially singing karaoke. Surviving are his sister Shirley Loftus and husband Bob of Philadelphia, PA, and his brother, Stephen Conowall and wife Kathy of Jacksonville, FL. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society , P.O. Box 22538, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1538.  Star-Gazette - December 10, 2010

COOK Todd L. Cook
Age 41, of Nelson, PA, died
December 4, 2010. He was born October 2, 1969 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of Claude and Connie Kirk Cook. He was employee of Elkland Borough and active in the Elkland Little League. He is survived by son, Todd C. (Jacqueline) Cook of Nelson, PA; daughters, Lisa Cook and Casey Pazlick of Nelson, PA, Samantha Cook of Elkland, PA; granddaughter, Eva; step granddaughter, Rylee Bir of Germany; parents, Claude and Connie Cook of Nelson, PA; brothers, Brian (Pamela) Cook of Elkland, PA, Michael (Lisa) Cook of Elkland, PA; sister, Deanna (Chad) Farman of Knoxville, PA; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Elkland Little League, 101 E. Woodlawn Ave., Elkland, PA 16920. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA.  Star Gazette - December 7, 2010

CORRELL Mary M. Hudler, 72, of Covington, died Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Mary was born July 20, 1938, a daughter of Harrison and Sally (Markum) Correll. She was a WalMart associate for 10 years before her retirement. Mary enjoyed doing puzzles and playing Yahtzee. Mary is survived by four sons and two daughters-in-law, Jimmy Harrison (Christeen) Hudler of Covington, Tommy Allen Hudler of North Carolina, Matthew (Angie) Hudler of Lancaster, Mark Hudler of Covington; 10 grandchildren; four-great-grandchildren; a sister, Gladys Estacio of Oxford. She was predeceased by a son, Bobby Jo Hudler in September 2010. A memorial service will be held at a later date.  The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.  Funeral home obituary.

CRONE Dana Leigh Crone
Age 46, of Elmira, NY, died
on Sunday, December 5, 2010. He is survived by his parents, Alonzo Crone and Linda (Crone) Bailey; daughters, Darcy Crone and Pamela (James) Peckham; brother, Frank Crone; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, December 14th, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow there at 11 a.m. Interment will take place in Addison Rural Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Star-Gazette - December 11, 2010

CROWELL Nellie Mae Blodgett
Corning, N.Y. — Nellie Mae Blodgett age 76, of 154 Pritchard Avenue, Corning died Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at home in Corning surrounded by her children and grandsons. Nellie was born in Riverside, California on July 31, 1934, to Delbert and Ethel May (Smith) Crowell.  She married William Blodgett in 1983 and was preceded in death by him in 2003. She was employed by MWR Exchange in San Diego, CA, as a supervisor.  Nellie was well known for her love of playing Bingo in Big Flats and Gibson.  She is survived by her two daughters, Debra (Robert) Hooper of Corning and Ethel May Rosenwinkle of Yuma, AZ; three sons, Cary (Nancy) Johnson of Tulsa, OK, Robert (Marvila) Sharpe of Mechanicsburg, PA, and Edward Sharpe of Corning; ten grandchildren; six great grandchildren; great great grandchildren, Keyonna Sutherland and Brayden Gray  Nellie was predeceased by her sister Shirley Holmes.  Services will be held at the convenience of the family at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Corning, NY.  Corning Leader - December 3, 2010

CUNNINGHAM Therese Cunningham Miranda
46, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010 at her home.  The daughter of Marjorie Green Cunningham and the late Joseph E. Cunningham, Therese grew up in Waverly, NY, moved to Albany, N.Y. in 1985 and to Voorheesville in 2002.  She was a graduate of Waverly High School, received an Associates Degree from Erie Community College, a Bachelors of Science Degree from the University of Buffalo, where she met her husband, and a Master's Degree in Education from SUNY Albany.  For the past 16 years, she has been employed at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, N.Y. where she was a Professor and Senior Clinical Coordinator in the School of Dental Hygiene and served on the HVCC Academic Senate.  Therese was active in her children's education and enjoyed volunteering at the Voorheesville schools.  She was President of the Friends of Music at the Voorheesville High School and past Treasurer of the New Scotland Soccer Club.  Therese was the wife of David P. Miranda.  Other survivors include her children, William Miranda, Justina Miranda and Samuel Miranda; and her siblings, Mary Beth Thomas, Barbara Uihlein, Kathleen O'Connor, Joseph Cunningham, Jr., James Cunningham and Michael Cunningham. Her funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday morning at St. Matthew's Church, Mountainview St., Voorheesville.  Relatives and friends are invited to a service receiving her body at the church at 4 p.m. on Thursday.  Visiting hours will then continue until 7:30 p.m., at which time a service of closing prayers and sharing of memories will be held..  Therese's family would appreciate that in lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory be made to the Voorheesville Friends of Music, 432 New Salem Rd., Voorheesville, NY 12186.  Arrangements are by the Reilly & Son Funeral Home, 9 Voorheesville Ave., Voorheesville, NY.  Sayre Morning Times - December 10, 2010

DACEY James L. Dacey
age 79, died
into eternal rest and heavenly peace November 22, 2010 at the home of his friend Bob Darling of Penn Yan, NY. He was the son of the late Leo and Ethel Dacey of Elmira Heights, NY. James was a sergeant in the US Army and later worked as a radio announcer and engineer for many years. He is survived by his son, James; and stepdaughters, Alexis and Andrew, whom he loved very much. He is also survived by his brothers, Leo T. Dacey, Patrick B. Dacey; and sisters, Colleen Squires and Joyce Shutt. Funeral Services were at Bath National Cemetery with honors.  Star-Gazette - December 10, 2010

DEWEY Patricia Diane Peck
64, of Lake City, died
unexpectedly Friday, November 26, 2010, from complications after an extended illness. She was born in Elmira, NY on May 24, 1946, was a graduate of Career Academy in 1964 in Washington, DC and was a licensed/registered medical assistant and phlebotomist. Mrs. Peck also was a former employee of Wal-Mart and Dillards. She worked at Arnot Ogden Hospital and was active in 4-H. Patricia was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Dewey; and granddaughter, Brittany Eddy. Survivors include her husband, Larry of 44 years; son, Aaron (Carrie) Peck, Endicott, NY; daughter, Diana (Nile) Eddy; mother, Louisa Dewey; brothers, Ken (Marjorie) Dewey, Bob (Ella) Shelters; four grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. A memorial service is planned for Monday, December 6, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at the Pleasant Grove Methodist Church, SW State Road 47. In lieu of flowers, the family have requested donations be made to the Pleasant Grove Methodist Church in memory of Patricia. Final arrangements entrusted to ICS Cremation & Funeral Home.  Star Gazette - December 1, 2010

DeWITT Vincent
On the evening of Wednesday, November 24, 2010, baby Vincent DeWitt, the infant son of Steve and Rosemarie (Stankiewicz) DeWitt, came into the world at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, and was taken to his Heavenly home after a fleeting moment on this earth. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, 7:00 pm, December 9 at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Blossburg. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center Street, Canton.  Canton Sentinel - December 10, 2010

DILL Irene M. North
73, of Harrison Valley, PA, died unexpectedly on Friday, December 3, 2010 in her home. Born July 28, 1937, in White Hall, MD, she was the daughter of Ralph Robert and Irene Mae Brown Dill. On November 4, 1954, in Parkton, MD, she married Jerrold L. North, who survives. She was employed by the Northern Potter School District for many years, retiring in 1999. She was a member of the Harrison Valley Federated Church, where she served as organist, and the PA Association of School Retirees, holding many offices. Irene served as Harrison Township Board of Election Majority Inspector and as a field technician and Potter County coordinator for the West Nile Virus Project. Surviving besides her husband, Jerry, are: two sons, Jerrold L. (Monica) North, Jr. and Benjamin Scott (Cindy) North, both of Harrison Valley; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Joyce Sites of Edgewood, MD, Deborah (James) Hackler of Felton, PA, April (John) Shimkanin of Ulysses, PA; a brother, William B. (Mildred) Dill of Stewartstown, PA; a sister-in-law, Esther Dill of New Freedom, PA; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a granddaughter, Megan North; and a brother Robert Jerry Dill. Friends may call Sunday, December 5, 2010 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM. Pastor Ed Collins will officiate. Burial will be in Whites Corners Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Federated Church, Harrison Valley, PA 16927.   Star-Gazette - December 5, 2010

EDGCOMB Lucille Edgcomb Prutsman
of Nashville, NC formerly of Troupsburg, NY was born June 6, 1925 and entered heaven on November 26, 2010. She was preceded in death by husband Arnold Prutsman and granddaughter Angie LaBarron. She is survived by one brother and one sister, Leslie Edgcomb of Rochester, NY and Miriam Strader of Elmira, NY, six children: Dan & Beverly Prutsman of Harrisonburg, VA, Clarence & Carol Christman of Rocky Mount, NC, William & Diane Ross of Lucama, NC, Bruce & Rhoda Paulhamus of Tioga, PA, Jeff Prutsman of Nashville, NC and Stephen Prutsman of Fuquay-Varina, NC, seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held on November 28th. Monetary donations may be made to Autumn Care Of Nash 1210 Eastern Avenue Nashville, NC 27856.  Star Gazette - December 1, 2010  (Daughter of Ivan Willard and Harriet Adelaide Young Edgcomb)

ELLENBERGER Ryan Ellenberger
of Canton, Pa., died
very unexpectedly on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, he was 26 years old. Born on Nov. 7, 1984, in Sayre, Pa., Ryan Michael was a son of Debriah (Bowling) Ellenberger and the late Lanny M. Ellenberger. He was a 2004 graduate of Canton High School. Ryan truly cared about people. Though sometimes private, he overcame many obstacles in his life. Ryan will be lovingly remembered for his fun-loving personality and unique warm smile. His passion in life was his love of music and he played in a band named "One Summer/Tyrants Execution" for a time. Ryan was a great fan of the Buffalo Bills football team. He also enjoyed watching Mixed Martial Arts, and in younger years, Professional Wrestling. He was a member of PPI (Paranormal Phenomena Investigation). Surviving are his mother, Debbie of Canton; twin brother, Josh Ellenberger; a sister, Monica Ellenberger; and niece, Aurora Ellenberger, all of Canton; close friends, Archie Vroman, Benny Vroman, Jay Baumunk and Mike Porter; special cousins, Jamar Aiken and Dixie Aiken; a special uncle and aunt, Roscoe "Bugs" and Linda Bowling of Canton; step-grandmother, Nevada Bowling; numerous extended family and dear friends. Also surviving is his devoted canine companion, Kaylee. Ryan was predeceased by his father, Lanny on Feb. 24, 2004; grandparents, Merle and Aldine (Snyder) Ellenberger and Roscoe Sr. and Edith Bowling; an aunt and two uncles, Attie Campbell, Sam Campbell and Don Bowling. A time of support and remembrance to honor Ryan's life will be held 6 – 7 p.m. Friday, December 10, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive in Canton. In lieu of flowers, donations to help the Ellenberger family may be made to 140 North St. Canton, PA 17724. Towanda Daily Review - December 9, 2010

FIELDS John Lavern Fields
was born May 21, 1938 in Williamsport, PA. He passed from this life on Friday, November 26, 2010. John (Jack) Fields graduated from Canton High School in 1956.  He graduated from technical courses for his work. He worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad as a signalman until 1958, for North Penn Telephone until 1979 and retired from TDS TELECOM in 2000. He died at his home in Indiana surrounded by his family. John's wish is to be cremated.  A memorial service will be held at a later time by his family and friends. Surviving are: his wife, Betty (Baker) Fields; their children: Debra (husband Larry Smith) of Pennsylvania, Diane (husband Clay Begley) of Kentucky, and David (wife Wanda) of Indiana; grandchildren: Nicole and Rebecca Smith, Danielle and Jonathon Fields; great-grandchildren: Kayce, Liam, Kendall, Carlee and Joshua. Also surviving is Mother-in-law, Norma Baker and niece Earlene (husband Charles Bailey). He also leaves behind his close friends and his special caregiver "Bear." Mr. Fields was predeceased by his parents and three brothers, James, Donald and Theodore Fields. Memorial donations may be made to the Greencastle Christian Church, PO Box 521, Greencastle, IN 46135. Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle, IN, is in charge of arrangements.  Canton Sentinel - December 4, 2010

FOREST  Robert (Bob) Laurent Forest
beloved father and husband, died on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 in Waverly, NY. He was 67. Bob was born on April 11th, 1943 in East Hawkesbury, Ontario to J.G. and Anita Forest; the fourth of five children. He came to Waverly with his parents in 1958, and graduated from Notre Dame High School in Elmira, NY. After high school he enlisted in the US Navy, serving as radioman aboard the USS Snohomish County (LST-1126) during the Vietnam War. Following his career in the Navy, he travelled, from Canada to the Caribbean, alighting briefly in Tallahassee, Florida in 1968. There he met his future bride, Chongchit Vacharothayangkura; the couple married in a ceremony in Thailand in 1969, before settling in Waverly in 1970. They had two children, Paul and John. Bob pursued many interests during his time in Waverly, spending time as a biblical scholar, poet, and philosopher. He spent 15 years working with his father & sister at International Stock Foods, Inc. as a purchasing agent.  He is survived by his wife, two sons, and four siblings, wife, Chongchit of Waverly, NY, son Paul of Irvine, California, son, John of Waverly, NY, brother Jacques of Salem, OR, brother André of Binghamton, NY , sister Monique, of Jasper, GA, and brother Charles, of Prescott, AZ. He is also survived by his daughter in law, Chandra Forest of Irvine, CA. and granddaughter, Kaelynn Rose Forest, also of Irvine, CA.  A time for gathering with family and friends will be from 1-2 pm, Monday, December 6, 2010 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, at 625 Broad Street in Waverly. The celebration of Bob’s life will follow the visitation, with Reverend Vincent Langan honoring his memory at 2 pm.   Funeral Home Obituary

FRENCH Beverly Ruth Stoddard
loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend, age 77, died
at her home on Russell Hill Road, Watkins Glen, NY on December 4, 2010 with her family at her side. She was born in Elmira, NY on July 10, 1933. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Harry E Stoddard Sr.; sons, Harry (Nettie) of Kissimmee, FL and Waterloo, NY, Charles (Lorie) of Watkins Glen, NY; and daughter, Beverly (Brian) of Mesa, AZ; brother, Richard (Linda) French of Millport, NY and grandchildren. Predeceased by parents, Francis and Florence French of Elmira, NY; son, Ivan Stoddard; sister, Emma Oman of Elmira Heights; brothers, Harold French of CA, Robert French of MO, Erwin French of Canandaigua, and Edwin French of Elmira, NY. Beverly took care of her family and worked part-time in the vineyards. Beverly's wishes were no visiting hours, only a small Memorial Service Tuesday, December 7th, from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Beaver Dams fire house in Beaver Dams, NY. Any donations can be sent to Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Star Gazette - December 6, 2010

FURMAN Amy Jean Jasielonis
Softly in the morning, you heard a gentle call, you took the hand God offered you, and quietly left us all... Amy Jean (Furman) Jasielonis, 83, of Cady Avenue, Nichols, went to her heavenly home and was reunited with her husband John on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010. Amy is survived by: her children, Debora J. (John) Stubecki and Gregory J. (Kim) Jasielonis; her special canine companion Sheba; brother Graydon (Judy) Furman; sister-in-law Hedwig Markham; and many nieces, nephews and their families also survive.  Amy was born on Feb. 27, 1927, in Endicott, a daughter of the late Crayton J. and Grace P. (Millheim) Furman.  A giving and caring person, Amy will be remembered for sharing from her heart to so many. She treasured the time spent with her family and having Sheba to comfort her. For many years, Amy was a school bus driver for the Tioga Central School District.  A gathering for family and friends will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 6, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A private family interment will be held in the Nichols Cemetery. Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Dialysis Unit of the Robert Packer Hospital, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840, in loving memory of Amy Jean Furman Jasielonis.  Towanda Daily Review - December 4, 2010

Age 67, of Horseheads, NY died
unexpectedly at home on Saturday morning, November 27, 2010.  Craig was born on August 31, 1943, a son of the late Angus and Geneve Monahan Gorman. He retired from Dresser-Rand where he was employed for over 20 years. He enjoyed his time at the camp on Sacandaga Lake and was quite the “animated” sports fan, especially when it involved his family. Craig is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Ann Callahan Gorman; children, Kelli (John) Fesetch of Elmira, NY, Gus (Tiffanie) Gorman, Katie Gorman both of Mechanicsburg, PA. A proud “pop-pop” to Madelyn, Paige, and Jack; brother, Jay Gorman of Putnam Valley, NY; niece, Jill (Tim) DeRenzo, mother-in-law, Catherine Callahan of Horseheads, NY; brother-in-law, Robert (Susie) Callahan and nephew Tom Callahan. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 from 3-6PM. A Memorial Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 10AM.  The family will provide their own flowers. Those wishing to remember Craig may do so through memorials to American Heart PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005 or American Diabetes 160 Allens Creek Road, Building 160, 1st Floor, Rochester, New York 14618 in his memory.  Corning Leader - November 30, 2010

HAKES Cleo L. Emert
71, of Cogan Station, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, at the Williamsport Hospital. Born March 4, 1939, in Blossburg, she was a daughter of Charles Stradley and Kathleen Hakes. She had worked for Faxon cleaners and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn H. Emert Jr., in 2000; a daughter, Sandra Reed; and a grandson, James Reed. Surviving are a son, Glenn H. Emert III (Roseann) of Wellford, S.C., three daughters, Christine Shoemaker, Joanne Litz and Kimberly Green, all of Cogan Station; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two siblings, Bonnie Whitman of Levittown and Charles Stradley of South Williamsport. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701.  Williamsport Sun-Gazette - December 3, 2010

HALL Douglas E
When someone you love becomes a memory….the memory becomes a treasure. Surrounded by the land that he loved so much, Douglas E. Hall, 70, of Briggs Hill Road, died
on Saturday, November 20, 2010 doing what he loved to do best~being outdoors. Doug is survived by his wife, Lila (Roberts) Hall; sons David Hall; Dereck (Karen) Hall, Damon Hall; step children: Amy (Tim) Worden, Allan (Kelly) Dukerich; his special grandchildren: Shandiin, Hunter, Brandon, Connor, Adam, Stephanie, Chelsea; brothers Robert (Dolly) Hall; Richard Hall; his mother-in-law and father-in-law: Ed and Florence Roberts; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Darlene (Rob) Howland, Cindy (Denny) Swartz, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Vincent (Joan) Roberts, Marvin (Linda) Roberts, Joseph Roberts; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and their families also survive. Doug was born on May 14, 1940 in Sidney, NY a son of the late H. Douglas and Janet (Ogborn) Hall. He was a graduate of Elk Lake High School class of 1958 and had attended Penn State University. Doug was a former employee of Bendix and retired from IBM, Owego following 30 years of service. Loving to be outdoors, Doug spent time on many area farms as a youth. He enjoyed trapshooting, tieing his own flies, fly-fishing and hunting with his sons, and being surrounded by his family. His fond memories also include, a trip to Labrador fly-fishing, traveling to Alaska with Lila in 2009 and wintering in Florida. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and celebration of Doug’s life on Wednesday, November 24th at 11 am at the Lounsberry United Methodist Church, with Pastor Jon Austin, officiating. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 from 7 to 9pm at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Sutfin Funeral Home obituary.

HICKEY Paula Ann Wood
60, of Granbury died
on Monday, November 29, 2010, after a long courageous battle with leukemia. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She touched the lives of many and will greatly be missed by all. Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at University Baptist Church in Fort Worth, TX. Interment: 10:45 a.m. Monday in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole. Memorials: Her memory may be honored with a gift to Bone Marrow Foundation, 30 E. End Ave., Suite 1F, New York, NY 10028-7097. Paula was born January 5, 1950 in Elmira to Paul and Phyllis Hickey. Paula received a BS degree in education from SUNY at Geneseo. Following her graduation in 1972 she married Thomas Harvey Wood in Horseheads, and then began her school teaching career (her life's calling) while Tom was assigned to Craig Air Force Base in Selma, AL. She retired from the FWISD in 2008 after serving as a devoted teacher at Woodway, J.T. Stevens and Tanglewood elementary schools. Survivors: Husband of 38 years, Thomas Harvey Wood; daughter, Mauri Greener and husband, Scott; sons, Trevor Wood and wife, Emily, and Tyler Wood; grandchildren, Will, Ryan and Molly; sister, Sheri Kline; and brother, Garth Hickey.

HOMET William Charles "Bill" Homet
55, of Capistrano Beach, CA died
unexpectedly from a head injury , Sunday, October 31, 2010. Born August 8, 1955 in Sayre, PA, to William and Lyndall Jackson Homet, Bill is survived by his parents; his loving wife of 28 years Kathleen Watt Homet; his sister Kaye Homet Stamp (Michael); his brother Stephen; nieces Jennifer , Andrea and Jamie Homet, Allison Stamp; and nephew Brian Stamp. A graduate of Towanda High School, Bill made his way to sunny southern California and gave up winter weather for good. A mechanical designer, he specialized in medical device design and development, and was instrumental in four start-up companies in the medical device industry, helping to design and develop everything from bioresorbable materials to devices for laparoscopic surgery and orthopedics, and then to see them into production. Since 2007 Bill worked as a consultant with Design Development & Fabrication in San Clemente, CA. His hobbies and interests included deep-sea fishing, cabinetry and woodworking, and the LA Angels baseball team. Bill was a good man who was a friend to everyone, a kind and gentle person who left behind a wide circle of very good friends and neighbors. He and his wife hosted block parties and backyard barbeques for all the neighbors, young and old alike, and his presence will be missed by all.  A memorial gathering was held in Capistrano Beach earlier in November. Contributions in his memory may be made to Hezekiah's Hands, % Nancy Hughey, 318 State Street, Towanda, PA. 18848. Also, The Grace Connection, Box 122, Towanda, PA., 18848, and Towanda Area Christian Outreach, P.O. Box 463, Wysox, PA, 18854.  Star-Gazette - December 10, 2010

HUDOCK Dorothy Helen Smichowski
age 73, of Mansfield, PA, died Friday, December 10, 2010 at her home. Dorothy was born June 3, 1937 in Pittston, PA, a daughter of Michael and Dorothy (Dixon) Hudock. She was the wife of Vincent Smichowski. Dorothy was a registered nurse for Laurel Health until her retirement. She was a member of Holy Child Catholic Church. Dorothy loved going to the beach, reading, spending time with her children and grandchildren, was a published poet and a member of Robert Packer Hospital School Alumni Assoc. Dorothy volunteered for Red Cross Blood Drives, and was an avid Men's Tarheel basketball fan. Dorothy is survived by her husband of 52 years, Vincent; a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Cynthia Smichowski of Bethlehem, PA; three daughters and sons-in-law, Paula and Steve Tacka of Bel Air, MD, Michele and Arthur Babinski of Seaford, DE, Tekla Coolidge of Belmont, NC; eight grandchildren, Brian, Patrick, Tyler, Derek, Julie, Caitlin, Kyle and Braeton. She was predeceased by two brothers, Michael and James Hudock. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, December 13, 2010 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial mass will be held on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. at Holy Child Catholic Church, 245 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA with Rev. Jacek J. Bialkowski as celebrant. Burial will be in Pieta Cemetery, Tunkhannock, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Dorothy's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105-3678.  Star-Gazette - December 12, 2010

HUGHEY Blanche Eldora Hughey-Cruz-Bey
Pineywood Place, Laurel, MD, formerly from Elmira, 1961 graduate of Elmira Free Academy. The Lord sent his angels and quickly swept our beloved Dora to glory. She was predeceased by her parents, the Rev. Leo (Mary) Hughey, and leaves to mourn her loving husband James Cruz-Bey, Laurel, M.D.; daughter, Robin (Robert) Cox, Louden, VA; son Ricky Allen, Elmira, NY; step daughter, Stacy (Edward William) Wallace, Matthew, NC; sisters, Agnes Jean Brooks, Ira (Kitty) Scharborough, Nola (Michael) Bridges, Elmira, NY, Nina (Stanley) Robinson, Poughkeepsie, NY; brothers, the Rev. Leo (Wilma) Hughey, Horseheads, NY, John Hughey Nella, CA, Plesie (Sonya) Hughey, Norwich, NY; grandchildren, Rickisha Ashley, Rickey Allen, Tiarra Allen, Cory Allen, Xavier Cox, Elijah Cox, Rachel Cox, Kirsten Yvonne Wallace, Kayla Andrea Wallace; special cousin, JoAnn Thirst; three great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Memorial service will be held at Faith Temple Community Church on Monday Dec. 13, 2010 at 11:00. Superintendent Matthew Brown, from Buffalo, NY, will be officiating.  Star-Gazette - December 11, 2010

JAYNES George "Gary" Jaynes
59 of Ithaca, died December 7, 2010 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born June 1, 1951 in Corning, NY, he was the son of the late Raymond W. Jaynes and Helen L. Bassett. Gary worked in property management for many years. He was environmentally-minded and enjoyed repurposing common items into new uses. Gary pursued interests in history and genealogy, although his family was always his primary investment. Gary is survived by his wife of 32 years, Josephine; sons, Duane (Sarah) Hall, Shane (Tracey Schmidt) Jaynes; daughters, Tracie (David) Emmert, and Nicole (Mark) Waterman; grandchildren, Samantha, Lorin, Liana, Aidan, Jacob, Zachary, Mark and Hailey. In addition, he is survived by brothers, Bill (Alta) Jaynes, Raymond W. (Rosemary) Jaynes, Ronnie (Sharon) Knapp; sister, Nancy (David) Radka; mother-in-law, Julia Kennedy; sisters-in-law, Marylou (Michael) Hosek, Mrs. Richard Jaynes, and Mrs. Robert Horton. In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by brothers, Jackie, Robert and Elmer Horton; half brothers, Richard and Ralph Jaynes; and half sister, Julia Elkie. The family would like to thank the following team of doctors and nurses: Dr. Jacob Skezas and Lila; Dr. Jonathan Mauser, and his staff; Dr. Charles Garbo, Kat and his staff; Dr. Ki Y. Chung; Dr. Mehdi Marvasti; Wanda and staff at the CMC Outpatient Lab and Debi Petersen-Moore and all the staff at Hospicare, all of whom showed heart, compassion and caring. Prayer services will be held Saturday December 11th at 11:00 a.m. at Bangs Funeral Home with Rev. Leo Reinhardt officiating. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., prior to the service. Burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Resource Center, 612 W. State St., Ithaca, NY.  Star Gazette - December 9, 2010

JOHNSON Helen K. (Johnson) Schweiger
86, of Waverly died
peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010. Born in Towanda, Pa on March 5, 1924, she had resided in Barton, NY for over 50 years. Helen was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a good friend to many over the years and her kindness was enjoyed by all. She was also an excellent cook and enjoyed gardening, camping and being a homemaker.  Helen was predeceased by her husband Bill Sr., son Curtis, and her sisters Angeline Johnson, Carrie Benjamin, Mary Schwartz, and Ethel Vanderpool. She is survived by her son Bill Jr. and wife Sharon of Avon, Ct., her son Edward Schweiger and wife Judy of Spring Hill, Florida, as well as her sister Kathryn Hunter of Sayre, Pa. and brother Isaac Johnson of Monroeton, Pa. She is also survived by her six grandchildren as well as several great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. The family wishes to thank all who made Helen comfortable in her last days including the staff at Elderwood Nursing Home and the Robert Packer Hospital. The family is extremely grateful to her nieces Dora Cohen, Sharon Seymour, Debbie Evans, and her husband Harold.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation at PO Box 126, Fayettville , NY 13066 or online at A time for gathering with family and friends will be from 10:00 AM to 12 Noon, Saturday, December 11, 2010 at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. The celebration of Helen's life will follow the visitation with the Rev. Ronald Golden honoring her memory 12:00 PM. Those wishing may send a private sympathy message of remembrance for Helen's family.  Funeral home obituary.

KILMER Mabrey L. Maynard
80, of Sayre, Pa., died
Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010 unexpectedly following a brief illness. She was born May 13, 1930, in New Albany, Pa., the daughter of the late Stanley and Clara Dean Kilmer. Mabrey was a Gold Star Mother as her son Richard L. Maynard Jr. was killed in action in Vietnam. She was employed for years with Sayre House Inc. She is predeceased by her husband Richard L. Maynard Sr. in 1998, and her son Richard L. Maynard Jr. in 1970.  Mabrey is survived by: her son Terry Alan Maynard of South Waverly, Pa.; daughters Sandra Marie Maynard of Sayre, Pa., and Lori Ann Maynard and friend Jean Gordon of New Carrolltton, Md.; sisters Wanda Elliott of Denver, Pa., Eunice (William) Foust of Hughesville, Pa., and Irby Franklin of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; grandchildren Tracy (Christopher) McCutcheon of Sayre, Pa., Todd (Libby) Maynard of Columbia, S.C., Bryan and Keith Maynard of Spring Hill, Fla., and Lindsey Guiles of Philadelphia, Pa.; great-grandchildren Chelsea McCutcheon and Alexis, Chase and Julia Maynard; and numerous nieces and nephews. At Mabrey's request there will be no calling hours or services. Arrangements are under the care of Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., Athens, Pa. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Mabrey's name to: The American Heart Association , 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701. Daily Review - December 7, 2010

KNISLEY Marietta Knisley Searles
age 78 died
suddenly on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 while visiting her daughter in Raleigh, NC. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 2:00 PM at the Odessa Baptist Church, Maple Avenue, Odessa, NY 14869. Marietta was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on December 2, 1931, to the late Elgene Knisley and Kathleen Knisley. She moved to Hamburg, NY at a young age and graduated form Hamburg High School. Marietta was a very loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Howard Searles; her son, Alan Searles of Ketchum, Idaho, and daughters, Carol Thomson (Rich French) of Enfield, NY and her children Shannon and Aaron; and Mary Beth (James) Huber of Raleigh, NC and her children Bryan and Timothy. She is also survived by her sister Kathleen Blackburn of Baltimore, MD and brothers-and sisters-in-law: Frederick (Patricia) Searles, Christine Milne, Dorene (Edward) MacDonald, Marion (Richard) Buck and Isabel (Jack) Mroczkowski. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers Elgene and John Knisley. Marietta was a long-time member of the Odessa Baptist Church. She retired from Cornell University and also worked for several attorneys in Watkins Glen, Elmira and Geneva. She was for former President of the Watkins/Montour Zonta Club and volunteered for several years at Schuyler Hospital and the Dutton S. Peterson Library. She was also a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader for many years. She loved working in her flower gardens, painting, and traveling with her family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Odessa Baptist Church Building Fund. Arrangements are entrusted with the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home.  Star Gazette - December 7, 2010

KRISHER Gilman “Gil” Krisher
65, of Railroad Ave., died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. He was a refrigeration repair technician for Crowley Foods. Survivors include his wife, Brenda of Kanona; a son, Scott Krisher of Greenwood; daughters Kelli Panter of Canisteo, Candi Walters of Bath, Kate Martin of Woodhull; step-children Danniele Haflet of Avoca, Dana Krisher of Bath, Sara Himmenger of Florida; sisters Rita Murat, Ginger Abramowski, Sally Sweet, all of Bath, Sandra Miller of Rochester; brothers Eugene Krisher and Robert Krisher of Bath, James Krisher of Tyrone, Jack Krisher of South Carolina, Richard Krisher of Rochester. Calling hours are 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the H.P. Smith and Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 29 E. Main St., Canisteo. Services will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday immediately following calling hours at the funeral home. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Corning Leader - December 6, 2010

LAGUNOWICH Carol Rae Lagunowich
55, of York, Pa., is gone but not forgotten. She died
Monday, Nov. 29, 2010 at York Hospital. Carol was born on Dec. 12, 1954, in York, Pa., the daughter of loving parents, Michael Anthony Lagunowich and Dorothy (Kandl) Lagunowich, of York, Pa. She enjoyed life, appreciating the people around her and the experiences she had, and often shared the memories of her adventures with her family. With her mother and her father, Carol had the opportunity to travel the world, seeing many places, including Russia, Japan, Panama, Machu Pichu, England, Scotland, China, Greece, Italy, Easter and Pitcairn islands and Alaska. From these places she enjoyed collecting souvenirs. On holidays, she and her family would share photos and slideshows and tell of their adventures. Carol also greatly enjoyed reading. She was also gifted in music, playing three instruments, the harp, the autoharp and the piano. She was an excellent travel companion, because she gave accurate directions to destinations without consulting a map. While not off traveling the world, she spent her time working at Shadowfax in York, Pa. as an engraver for more than 20 years. She is survived by: her aunts, Lorraine K. Fowler of Rome, Pa., Betty and Chuck LaPlante of Massachusetts and Lillian Bloem of Oregon; cousins, Deborah M. Fowler of Rome, Pa., Ray A. Fowler Jr. of Rome, Pa., Steven C. Fowler and wife Pamela of Canton, Pa., Laura K. Wadleigh and husband Charles of Allison Park, Pa., Gretchen Balshuweit of Towanda, Pa., Erin Collins and husband John of Elmira, N.Y., Ray Allen Fowler III of Athens, Pa., Erica Fowler of Athens, Pa., Alex Wadleigh of Allison Park, Pa., Bryon Wadleigh of Allison Park, Pa., Matthew Fowler of Canton, Pa., and Taylor Fowler of Canton, Pa.; and extended family.  Carol was pre-deceased by her mother Dorothy (Kandl) Lagunowich in July 1999 and her father Michael Anthony Lagunowich in February 2000. Funeral services will be private. A burial will take place at the convenience of the family in Massachusetts. Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory Inc., 1551 Kenneth Road, York, is in charge of arrangements.  Towanda Daily Review - December 9, 2010

LAPP Alice “Sally” Noyes
age 71, of Rafferty Road in Painted Post, NY, died Wednesday, December 1, 2010, at her home. Sally was born in Romulus, NY, on November 10, 1939, to Gordon and Ethel (Brown) Lapp.  She married Richard Noyes in 1984 in Painted Post, NY.  She was employed by Corning Incorporated for over 19 years and retired in 1999 as an inspector.  She loved gardening and spending time with her family.  A few things she enjoyed were butterflies and small wind chimes. She is survived by her husband Richard; daughter, Teresa (Rick) Housel of Lindley; four sons: Michael (Kathy) Walker of Victor, NY, John (Robin) Walker of West Walworth, NY, David (Mitzi) Walker of Elmira, and Doug (Kandi) Walker of Bath; step daughters, Tammy (Jerry) Eccelston of Addison and Karyn (Todd) Cummings of Addison; sister, Karen Cagwin of Painted Post; brother, Gerald “Shorty” (Rose) Lapp of Painted Post; grandchildren: Gordon Hickey of Atlanta, GA, Terri Wicks of Painted Post, BobbyJo Walker of Geneva, and Christine Walker of San Antonio, TX; several great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Alice was predeceased by her son, Randy Walker, and by a brother, Kenny Lapp. Friends may call on Monday, December 6th from Noon until 1:00 PM at the Bath Veterans Administration Chapel in Bath, NY, where funeral services will follow 1:00 PM with the Rev. John Randall officiating.  Burial will be in Bath National Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital-Memorial, 501 St. Jude Place,Memphis, TN 38105-1905. Corning Leader - December 5, 2010

LEWIS Stanley Merle Lewis
On Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, Stanley Merle Lewis of Silver Spring, Md., died
. He was the beloved husband of the late Lucy Lewis; father of Cindy and Dale (Beth) Lewis; grandfather of Stephen, John, Thomas, Aidan, Declan and Elizabeth; and brother of Lorraine Hoosier, Martin Lewis and the late Wallace and Alton Lewis.  Relatives and friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, Md., (valet parking), where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3. The interment will be at Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town, W.Va. Memorial contributions may be made to the , P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Towanda Daily Review - December 1, 2010

LUTZ Donald Arthur Lutz
Age 78, was born in Elmira, NY on May 6, 1932 and died December 7, 2010 in Clermont, FL. He served honorably in the Air Force, retired with 30 years service to Martin Marietta and retired this past April with 15 years of service to Walt Disney World. A member of the American Legion, UAW, Antique Automobile Club and Central FL Square Dance Association. He was a regular at the Saturday Night Cruise at Old Town in Kissimmee, FL. Survived by wife of 53 years, Leona B. Lutz of Orlando, FL; daughter, Ginger Lutz (Tony) Ross of Winter Garden, FL; and son, Kenneth (Stephanie) Lutz of Gainesville, FL; grandchildren, Wendy, Joseph, Lorelei, Peter, Daniel and one on the way; sister, Mary Jane (G. David) Weaver of Elmira, NY and a host of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Arthur F. and Julia M. Waters Lutz. Visitation will be held, Sunday, December 12, from 4-7 p.m. at the Baldwin Fairchild Pine Castle Chapel. Funeral Services Monday, December 13th, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with interment immediately following at Chapel Hill Cemetery. Star-Gazette - December 10, 2010

MANZEK Julia Manzek Gardner
87, of formerly of Sayre, PA died
on Friday, December 03, 2010 at Bethany Manor following an extended illness.  She was born in Nichols, NY on August 7, 1923 the daughter of the late Steven and Helen Kost Manzek. Julia loved to bake, and she baked and decorated all of the birthday and wedding cakes for her family. She also enjoyed ceramics. Julia was employed with Westinghouse in Horseheads, NY, retiring after 30 years of service. She is predeceased by her husbands, Raymond Shermer, Frank Gardner, and Frank Kocourek, sons Kenneth Shermer 2007 and David Shermer 2009, sisters Helen Polasky, Mary Manzek, Maxine Staddon, and Anne Quatrini, and brothers Stephen, Frank, and Mike Manzek . Julia is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Linda and Alvin Orso of Sayre, PA, 7 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, brother Joseph (Dorothy) Manzek of Lawton, PA, sister Teresa Manzek of Pittsburg, PA, and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call on Monday, December 6, 2010 from 7pm - 9pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, PA.  Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 11am at the Funeral Home with the Rev. Sharon Lowery officiating. Burial will be in the Montour Falls Cemetery, Montour Falls, NY. Memorial donations may be made in Julia’s memory to: Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830  Funeral Home obituary.

MARTIN Martha J. Ward, age 80, of Addison, died
on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. Martha was born on December 8, 1929 in Addison, the daughter of the late Ward and Mae (Hendley) Martin.  She married Rexford G. Ward on June 28, 1959 at the family cottage on Keuka Lake.  Martha graduated in 1947, the first class at Addison Central School.  She was a homemaker who loved her family, reading, and doing crosswords.  She was a lifetime member of the Addison-Woodhull Chapter of the Eastern Star. She is survived by two sons, John (Deanna) Ward of Addison, and Patrick Ward of Addison; one sister, Pauline Lewis of Corning; nephew, James Lewis of Ohio, and several other nieces and nephews. At Martha’s request there will be no formal funeral services. A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in the Addison Rural Cemetery. Remembrances may be directed to the Addison Public Library, 6 South Street, Addison, NY, 14830, or to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are with Carpenter-Flint Funeral Home.  Corning Leader - November 15, 2010

MARTIN Martha J Ward
Addison, N.Y. — Martha J. Ward, age 80, of Addison, died
on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. Martha was born on December 8, 1929 in Addison. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, December 5th 2010  at Addison Rural Cemetery. Arrangements are with Carpenter-Flint Funeral Home.  Corning Leader - December 3, 2010

PALMER Margaret Adeline Dolan
Was a dedicated mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  91, of Litchfield Twp., entered the arm of her Lord on November 29, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital. She was born on September 19, 1919 in Buttermilk Falls, Pa., a daughter of Mervin C. and May Frances (Frisbie) Palmer.  On July 4 1936, Margaret married the love of her life Henry J. Dolan and together they filled their home with love and laughter. Family was very important to Margaret and she was a dedicated mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  Margaret is preceded in death by her husband, Henry J. Dolan, brother, Mervin F. Palmer and sister, Gertrude Dove, and parents Mervin C and May Palmer and great-grandchildren Makenzie Leann Dolan and Jasmine Pearson. Margaret is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sharon (Bob) Shaffer of Athens; sons and daughters-in-law, Henry (Naomi) Dolan of Deland, Fla., Gerald (Jean) Dolan of Athens; grandchildren, Rob (Lisa) Meyers, Terry Bouse, Karen (Bill) Hansen, Cindy Romines, Kevin Dolan, Lori Pearson, Kyle Dolan, Derrick (Jennifer) Dolan and Trevor Shaffer; several great-grandchildren and other special friends, relatives and neighbors. A memorial service and celebration of life was  held for Margaret on Thursday, December 2 at 10 a.m. at the Litchfield United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Austin officiating. Those who wish to may make a donation to the Litchfield United Methodist Church, C/O Norma Barrowcliff RR 1 Box 99 Sayre. Pa. 18840, where she was a member for over 60 years, or the Litchfield Vol. Fire Dept., RR 1 Box 144J, Sayre PA 18840. Sayre Morning Times - December 4, 2010

PETERSON Kenneth Peterson
of Campbellsville, KY, son of Catherine Hartman Peterson and the late Archie Peterson, was born December 13, 1938, in Elmira, NY. He died
, Monday, November 22, 2010 in Campbellsville at age 71. He professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Woodlawn Christian Church.  He was a retired glazier with Central Kentucky Glass Company. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served his country honorably in the United States Army as a military policeman. He united in marriage to Rosemary Cushman August 5, 1966. She preceded him in death April 5, 2000. He is survived by one daughter and four sons, Genie Peterson Kingsley and husband, Terry of Campbellsville, David J. Peterson and wife, Kayla of Lawrenceville, PA, Martin Peterson and Douglas J. Peterson of Sulphur Springs, TX and Kenneth Andy Peterson of Charlotte, NC; step-son, Edward R. Ostrander of Elmira, NY; his mother, Catherine Peterson of Gillette, PA; thirteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters and three brothers, Phyllis Peterson Sasenbury and Richard Peterson of Elmira, NY, Robert Peterson of Pittsburgh, PA, Nils Peterson of Troy, PA and Judy Peterson Ameigh of Gillette, PA; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends, including his "special" family at Grandview Nursing Home. He was also preceded in death by a stepson, Raymond Ostrander and a grandson, Christopher J. Rice.  Funeral sevices were held on Saturday, November, 27, 2010 at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Minister Larry "Fella" Wilson. Star-Gazette - December 5, 2010

POPLAWSKY Elizabeth Major
of Trumansburg, NY, formerly of Binghamton, NY and Horseheads, NY, celebrated her final birthday on November 18th and passed from this world on November 29, 2010 with the love and respect of her family. Elizabeth was born in Binghamton in 1916, daughter of Stanislaus and Sabina Poplawsky. We shall greatly miss her dignity and pride, along with her offhand remarks which threw all of her family into gales of laughter. God will have his hands full when she arrives. Calling hours will be from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 3, 2010, at J.F. Rice Funeral Home, Inc., 150 Main St, Johnson City, NY. The funeral mass will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Friday at St. James Church, Johnson City. Interment will be beside her loving husband at Calvary Cemetery. A reception, to celebrate Elizabeth's life, will follow at the Ancient Order of Hibernians Club, 148 Main St, Binghamton. The family is being assisted by the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South St, Trumansburg. 1-888-534-5446. Star Gazette - December 1, 2010

PRIOR Mildred Trinder
88, widow of Frank Henry Trinder, died Thursday, December 9, 2010 at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington, KY.  Born in Simpson, PA, she was the daughter of Emerson and Catherine Gallagher Prior. Millie retired as a librarian from the New York Public Library system in Elmira, NY, prior to relocating to Kentucky in 1984. She was an avid golfer, sports fan and loving mother.  She is survived by three daughters, Alice (Kenneth) Johnson of Lexington, KY, Nancy (Jonathan) Warner of Burke, VA and Marie McCarty (Michael and son, Taylor) of Reston, VA; a granddaughter, Katie (Corey) Fogle, of Virginia Beach, VA and a great grandson, Ryder Fogle. There will be a private service held in her memory. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass or Susan G. Komen For The Cure. Kerr Brothers, Lexington, KY is handling the arrangements.  Star-Gazette - December 12, 2010

ROGERS Kenneth L. Rogers
79, of Waverly, N.Y., died
Thursday, December 2 at ElderWood at Tioga, Waverly. Kenneth was born March 10, 1931 in Athens, Pa., the son of the late Stanley and Edna Hunsinger Rogers. Kenneth was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1954 after his tour of duty in Korea. He enjoyed working with wood making numerous yard ornaments for his family and he helped his brothers build their homes. Kenneth was predeceased by his first wife Jean Warner, stepson Mike Keysaw, and brother Stanley Rogers. He is survived by his wife of 50 years Katherine at home; son Ronald Rogers of Athens, Pa.; daughter and son-in-law Debra and Greg Mitchell of Sayre, Pa.; stepsons Paul Keysaw of Athens, Pa., and Kenneth Keysaw of South Waverly, Pa.; grandchildren Jessica and Jonathan Mitchell, Paul Keysaw Jr., Michelle Cole, Christopher Keysaw, David Keysaw, and Kimberly Kennedy; six great-grandchildren; sister Sarah White of Athens, Pa.; brother Gilbert Rogers of Athens, Pa.; brother Ralph Rogers of Rochester, N.Y.; sister Geraldine Young of Waverly, N.Y.; and sister Marleah Petty of Fla.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. As per Kenneth’s wishes there will be no calling hours or services. Arrangements are under the care of Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., Athens, Pa. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Kenneth’s name to The American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.  Sayre Morning Times - December 4, 2010

ROUTE Paul Roy Route
78, lifetime resident of Ralston, Pa., died
Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, at Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro. Born on Dec. 21, 1931, at the family home in Ralston, he was one of six children of the late Alfred Sr. and L. Irene (Teribury) Route. Paul Roy was employed at Blossburg's Ward Foundry until retirement. He was a member of the Ralston United Methodist Church for more than 25 years. In 2006, Paul Roy was honored with the Ralston Volunteer Fire Company's Firefighter of the Year award and was very proud of his 58-plus years of devoted service. Paul Roy loved his nieces and nephews as his own children. He will be remembered as a great storyteller who always liked to visit with everyone. In earlier years, he enjoyed hunting and the outdoors. Surviving are his brother, Gordon (Dawn) Route of Roaring Branch, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Paul Roy was predeceased by four siblings: infant Betty Jane, Anna Mae Vroman, Alfred "Stub" Route Jr., and James Route Sr.; also his devoted canine companion, Ginger. Calling hours will be from 6–8 p.m. Wednesday at Pepper Funeral Home in Canton and also from 12:30–1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Ann Overmiller officiating. The Ralston Volunteer Fire Company will bestow honors. Burial will be in Roaring Branch Cemetery. Those who wish may direct memorials to the Ralston Volunteer Fire Co., c/o Robert Follmer, P.O. Box 1, Ralston, PA 17763. Daily Review - November 30, 2010

SHAH Narendra Shah
Age 79, died peacefully, surrounded by close family, after a brief struggle with Myelodysplastic Syndrome. Narendra was a loving husband, an enthusiastic father and a trusted friend. He was born in Ahmedabad, India and migrated to Elmira in 1977. He grew to love the town he eventually called home and cherished his walks along the Chemung River. He is survived by his wife, Neena Shah and their children, Beena Parekh, Biren Shah and their families. A memorial service will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, December 11th at Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave, Elmira NY. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be sent in memory of Narendra Shah to either the Falck Cancer Center Memorial Fund, c/o Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 600 Roe Ave, Elmira, NY 14905 or to The Foundation Fighting Blindness P.O.Box 17279, Baltimore, MD 21203, by phone 1-800-683-5555 or online at FFB. The family thanks the dedicated staff of 2B at Arnot Ogden Medical Center and all the doctors involved in Narendra's care.  Star-Gazette - December 10, 2010

SHOOK Robert L.
Formerly of Elmira and residing in Bath, NY died
unexpectedly at his home following declining health on Friday November 26, 2010. Born on June 30, 1958 in Elmira, Robert was the son of the late, Richard A. & Helen Mayo Shook. Bobs passion in life was bowling. He was well known and developed many close friendships around the sport. He enjoyed traveling to the annual American Bowling Congress National Tournaments. He was previously employed by Lowell Warters Pro Shop, Crystal Lanes, Corning; and Flamingo Bowl, Liverpool, NY. Surviving is his loving brother and sister-in-law, Richard “Dick” & Bonnie Shook, Elmira and their family. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, South-port, on Friday December 3, 2010 between the hours of 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Memorial Service will follow the visitation at 8:15 p.m. with family friend, the Reverend William Vallet officiating. Star Gazette - December 1, 2010

SINSABAUGH Richard Alfred Sinsabuagh
on Dec. 8, 2010. He was born on Dec. 30, 1925. He is survived by his wife, Althea Sinsabaugh; daughters, Diona Wells of Endicott, Christina Reed of Batavia, Kathy Tunnicliff of Endicott, Karen and Fran Harper, Joanne and Richard Grier, and Lona Sinsabaugh of Waverly; sons, Irving and Pam Sinsabaugh, and Ricky Sinsabuagh; 23 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and his sister, Phyllis and Bruce Emmerck. He was predeceased by a daughter, Cindy Miller. He served in the Army in the Korean War, and served in Germany. She was employed by Robert Packer Hospital for over 30 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family.  Calling hours will be held at Saturday, Dec. 18 from noon to two p.m. at the Waverly United Methodist Church. The funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ann Canfield officiating.  Sayre Morning Times - December 11, 2010

SMITH Erin Jade Smith
Age 19 of Elmira, NY. She was born May 3, 1991 in San Bernadino, CA, daughter of Aaron Smith Sr. and Amy Lou Wilder and went home to be with her Father in Heaven on Monday, December 6, 2010 unexpectedly at home. In addition to her parents she is survived by stepmother Amy Myers-Smith; sisters Tiffany and Dionna Wilder, Clarissa Lester and Taylor Smith; brothers Aaron Smith, Jr., Dallas and Colby Smith; maternal grandmother Cecilia McFall; paternal grandparents Diane and Gene Smith; aunts Veronica Ageari and Aunt Maria along with several family in California. Erin Jade was employed at Elmira College. Family and friends are invited to visit the Living Word Evangelical Free Church, 1119 Lake St., Elmira on Saturday, December 11th from 11 am to 1 pm. Her funeral service will follow at 1 pm. Rev. Robert Smith, Pastor of Shabach Tabernacle, will officiate.  Star-Gazette - December 10, 2010

SPERDUTTI Dorothy J. Soprano - Enjoyed drawing, painting and gardening
89, of Sayre, Pa., died
December 8, 2010 at the Sayre House, Inc. Dorothy was born May 21, 1921 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Anthony and Lena Mitchell Sperduti. Dottie enjoyed drawing, painting and gardening also enjoyed participating in the Sayre House activities where she resided for the last two years. Dottie was predeceased by her husband Leonard in 2002 and four sisters, Loretta, Mary, Josephine and Gertrude. She is survived by children John Soprano of Sayre, Pa.; Jimmy Soprano of Owego,N.Y.; Elena (Jeff) Toner of Perio, Ariz; grandchildren John A. (Tammy) Soprano of South Carolina; Mary Grace (Roger) Clink of Sheshequin, Pa.; Travis (Jennifer) Soprano of Matthews, N.C.; Courtney Soprano of Sayre, Pa.; Jennifer Toner Perio, Ariz., and James Soprano of Owego, N.Y.; great-grandchildren Alyssa, Miranda, Gracie, Ryan and Aubrey Soprano, Wyatt and Joyce Clink along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services will be held Friday, December 10, 2010 at 1 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, with the Rev. Vincent Langan officiating. Burial will be in the St. James Cemetery at the convenience of the Family. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Guthrie Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848.  Sayre Morning Times - December 11, 2010

STONE Pauline Leah Stone-Moshier
age 80, died December 8 while at Hospice Community Care following a lengthy illness. She was born in Corning, NY, daughter of the late Carl and Fannie Marie Baird Stone. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and Cecil Stone. Surviving are her children, Gabrielle Paris, Carlisle, PA; Dale Mattison, Corning, NY; Paula Evans and husband William, Tunkhannock, PA; Roselyn Harvey and husband Robert, Plains, PA; Kimberly Hayes and husband Dennis, Tyrone, NY; Tammy Davis, Jessup, PA; 13 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; sister, Ethel Tracy, Nelson, PA; brother, Paul Stone, Tioga, PA; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Stone, Lindley, NY and Thelma Stone, Florida.  Funeral services will be Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. from the Kopicki Funeral Home, 263 Zerbey Avenue, Kingston, PA. Friends may call Tuesday from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. She will be laid to rest at Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas.

STUMP David E. Stump
age 56 of Blountstown, FL, died
Sat. Nov. 27th 2010 surrounded by his loving family in Panama City, FL. David was born on August 28th 1954 in Elmira, NY and had lived in Blountstown since 2005, coming from Port St. Joe, FL. He was a painter and cabinet maker by trade and enjoyed fishing, hunting and time with his family and friends. David was preceded in death by his brother, Gary Stump and father, Paul Stump, both of Elmira. He is survived by wife, Penny Stump of FL; daughter Jessica (Chris) Cain, FL; grandson, Austin Cain of FL; mother, Charlotte Stump, Elmira; brother, Steven (Candy) Stump, Elmira; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many cousins. The funeral for David was held in Blountstown, FL on Dec. 2, 2010. In lieu of flowers, please give to SPCA in David's memory.  Star-Gazette - December 8, 2010

THOMAS James Joseph "JT" Thomas
50, of Enola, died
Sunday, November 28th, 2010 at Holy Spirit Hospital. James was born in Elmira, New York on February 6, 1960, the son of the late Ronald E. and Dorothy L. (Thomas) Thomas. He was a graduate of Cumberland Valley High School class of 1978. He was a member of the Mechanicsburg Club, Enola Legion Post #751, VFW Post 7530 Lower Allen, and the Enola Sportsmans Association. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Lucisano; his brother, Ronald W. Thomas and his wife, Jill of Westminster, MD; niece, Olivia and nephew, Zachary. Funeral Services will be held in the Myers Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg, PA at 11:00 am on Thursday, December 2nd, with Reverend Jerry Grace officiating. There will be a viewing Thursday from 9 to 11 am in the funeral home. Burial will be in Trindle Spring Mechanicsburg. Star Gazette - December 1, 2010

THOMPSON Herbert G. Thompson
age 82, of Dundee, NY died Tuesday, November 30, 2010. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 4) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee; where a funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Lucinda O'Leary officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee. Memorial contributions may be made to Dundee Fire Dept. or Dundee Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837; or the Ontario-Yates County Hospice Assoc., 756 Pre-Emption Rd., Geneva, NY 14456.

TARSZOWICZ Jennifer L. (Tarszowicz) Miller
Age 34, of Rural Ave., Lowville previously from Elmira, NY died
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at Highland Hospital in Rochester, NY. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville with Rev. Ronald J. Pominville officiating. A calling hour will be from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. prior to the memorial service at the funeral home. She is survived by her husband Russell; her son, Dakota, at home, her mother, Krista Ford of Wellsboro, PA, her maternal grandparents, Joyce Brambilla of Wellsboro, PA and Ed Boyce of MI; a step-daughter, Felicia Miller of Elmira, NY, a step-son Russell Miller, Jr. of Elmira, NY, a half-brother, Christopher Ford of Port Trevorton, PA; two half-sisters, Ashley Ford of Sunbury, PA, and Tasha and Curt Smyser of Newville, PA; several aunts, including two special aunts, Marge Hunkins of Lowville and Connie Root of Wellsboro, PA, uncles, two nephews and cousins, including her special cousin, Catherine Hunkins of Glenfield. She is predeceased by her father, Thomas Tarszowicz, who died on March 17, 2000, and her paternal grandparents, John and Mary Tarszowicz; and her beloved dog, Misty. Jennifer was born on October 29, 1976 in Wellsboro, PA, graduated from South Side High School in Elmira, NY in 1995. She attended Corning Community College, and worked for Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital as a CNA in the ICU unit for more than 10 years before moving to Lowville. Jennifer has battled Cystic Fibrosis since she was an infant. She enjoyed plants and flowers, especially lilies; She also enjoyed sea turtles, and loved the ocean. Contributions may be made to the Lewis County Humane Society, P.O. Box 682, Lowville, NY 13367 or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, CNY Chapter, 7445 Morgan Road, Liverpool, NY 13090.  Star Gazette - December 9, 2010

TICE Marjorie C. (Tice) Smith
Marjorie C. (Tice) Smith, 77, of Covington, died on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, in the Williamsport Hospital and Medical Center, Williamsport.  Marjorie was born on June 25, 1933, in Elmira, N.Y., the daughter of Dudley and Isabel (Barton) Tice. She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Smith. Marjorie is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Joseph and Tina Loudenslager of Elmira, N.Y., Larry Loudenslager of Elmira, N.Y.; three daughters and a son-in-law, Donna Loudenslager of Covington, Tammy and Colby Bellows of Tioga, Loretta Loudenslager of Malaysia; three half-brothers, Bill Kriner of California, David Kriner of Phoenix, Ariz., Wayne Tice; one sister, Marion Ayers of Watkins Glenn, N.Y.; four half-sisters and brothers-in-law, Jean Holton of Beaver Dams, N.Y., Linda and John Eastwood of Elmira, N.Y., Susan and Pete Miners of Fla., Kathleen McCarthy of Mansfield; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Marjorie was also predeceased by a sister, Inez Tice and a daughter, Gloria Pruett in 1984.  The family will receive friends and family on Saturday, Dec. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Marjorie's home, #14, Triple D. Trailer Park, Covington. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 South Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family.   Wellsboro Gazette - December 10, 2010

TURNER-BANKS Natalia Sophia
Elmira Heights: Infant daughter of Sarah E. Turner and Dwayne Banks, Jr. died
on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Natalia was born on November 6, 2010 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. In addition to her parents she is survived by maternal grandparents, Susan and Daniel Turner of Elmira Heights; paternal grandparents, Antoinette Brooks and Dwayne Banks Sr. both of Elmira; aunts, Kati (Colby) Rowe, and Megan Turner with Adam Klimek; uncle Maurice Brooks. Also surviving is a large extended family and several close family friends. Private services will be held. In lieu of flowers donations in Natalia's memory may be directed to the Children's Miracle Network, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905. Dwayne and Sarah would like to extend a special thanks to AOMC-NICU and all their family and friends for their support and prayers. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.
Star-Gazette - December 11, 2010

WILLS Peter Neil Wills
Greece: December 3, 2010 at the age of 63, after a short illness.  Peter was predeceased by his parents, Cy & Gerry Wills; mother in-law Gerry Fisher; beloved dog Winnie. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Janice (Fisher) Wills; child, Peter Jr. (Fiancée Theresa Carey) Wills; sister, Marilyn Smith of Orchard Park, NY; Father in-law, Wilbur Fisher of Horseheads, NY; Brother in-law, William (Pon) Fisher of West Bloomfield, MI; sister in-law, Laura (Kevin) McGurgan of Horseheads, NY; nieces & nephews Daryl Smith, Jennifer (Todd) Gustafson, William Jr., Gavin & Ryan Fisher, Caitlin, Megan & Brian McGurgan; cherished dogs Sprite and Oscar. Peter was a Retiree of Eastman Kodak Company.  He was very dedicated to his job, he was on call 24 hours a day and did that for 30 years. He belonged to Ismalia Shrine Temple in Buffalo. Peter loved gardening, and enjoyed watching sports and he liked exercising. His hobbies were wood working, he was handy. Peter was a "Jack Of All Trades". He built clocks and furniture and he refinished furniture. He loved using and collecting tools. He also did repair work at church. He so enjoyed being with his family, and he was very passionate of his dogs. Peter was a perfectionist, he was patient, active, social, but enjoyed quiet alone time. He was helpful to others, Peter was a volunteer on a Christian Medical Mission in Honduras. Peter's visitation will be on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Bartolomeo & Perotto Funeral Home, 1411 Vintage Lane (between 390 & Long Pond Rd.) His Funeral Service will be celebrated Wednesday at 10am at Church of the Ascension (1360 Lake Ave.) Interment in Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Church of the Ascension, 1360 Lake Ave, Rochester, NY 14613, or Heritage Christian Services, 349 W. Commercial St., E. Rochester, NY 14445 in Peter's memory.  Born June 22, 1947.  Star-Gazette - December 5, 2010

YONKIN C. Jacob (Jake) Yonkin Jr.
C. Jacob (Jake) Yonkin, Jr., 64, of Dushore, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.  He was born in Sayre, Pa., on April 24, 1946, a son of Carl and Florence Kast Yonkin. He married the former Mary Denise McDonald on June 13, 1970. Jake graduated from Sullivan County High School in 1965. He worked at Glenn Plott's garage and delivered coal for Royce Molyneux. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during the Vietnam era. After serving his country, Jake was hired at P & G in Mehoopany working in the Pampers division. He retired in 1997. Jake was an active life member of American Legion Post 996 in Dushore. Over the years, he held the positions of Post Commander and Sergeant at Arms, and served on the Board of Directors. He was also a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 384 in New Albany. Jake loved spending time with his family, watching NASCAR events, and hunting and fishing in his earlier years. Jake was a member of the White Ash Land Association. He was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Dushore, Pa. He is survived by his wife, Denise, at home; a daughter, Karen (Mark) Evangelisti of Mildred; a son, Daniel (Nicole) Yonkin of Sherrills Ford, N.C.; grandchildren, Alison Evangelisti and Lukas Yonkin; a sister, Alberta (Royce) Molyneux of Dushore; a sister-in-law, Marian Yonkin of Medicine Lodge, Kan.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Leon Yonkin in 2009. Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 6 at the Russell P. McHenry funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Dushore, Pa., with Father Joseph Hornick officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Basil's Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by American Post 996, Dushore. Towanda Daily Review - December 6, 2010

YOUNG LaVonne R. (Young) Pearson
59, of Camp Hill, Pa., died Monday, December 6, 2010 at her home. Born December 29, 1950 in Sayre, Pa., she was the daughter of Harold Young and the late Charlotte (Billings) Young. After high school, LaVonne worked at the Guthrie Clinic in Sayre and later relocated to the Camp Hill area to work at Highmark Blue Shield. She recently retired from Highmark after 38 years of service. LaVonne was an active member of Christian Life Assembly Church in Camp Hill. Surviving is her father, Harold Young of Camp Hill; two aunts and uncles, Theresa and Herman Carringer of Camp Hill and Enid and Wendell Lahr of Northumberland, Pa.; two stepchildren, Gregg Pearson of Camp Hill and Marcie Julian of Etters, Pa.; along with several cousins. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her sister, Barbara Young. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 10 at Christian Life Assembly Church, 2645 Lisburn Road, Camp Hill, Pa., with Pastor Ron Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Rolling Green Memorial Park. Friends will be received at the church from 10 a.m. until the hour of services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christian Life Assembly Church, Youth Department, at the above address. Arrangements by Zimmerman-Auer Funeral Home Inc., Harrisburg.  Sayre Morning Times - December 9, 2010

? DEUBLER Carol Jane Deubler
96, formerly of Sayre, Pa., died
peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 at Grand Strand Health Care in Myrtle Beach, S.C.  Carol was predeceased by her husband, Harold K. Deubler, and a daughter, Joan J. Daniels. She is survived by her two sons and their wives, Ken and Gretchen of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Paul and Carol of Utica, N.Y., and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family at The Church of the Redeemer in Sayre, Pa.  Sayre Morning Times - December 1, 2010  (may be buried in Bradford County Memorial Park)

? ELLIOTT Mary J. Elliott, 94, of Westfield, PA, died Wednesday, December 1, 2010 in the Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA. There will be no visitation of service. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.  Solomon's Words for the Wise - December 3, 2010

? MAURER Ruth W. Maurer, 92, died
December 1 at her home in Prescott, Arizona. She was born June 22, 1918 in Syracuse, New York and moved to Arizona permanently in January of 2009, after living nearly 56 years in Horseheads, New York. She was an elementary school teacher, earning her B. S. in Education from Syracuse University. Ruth was a charter member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Horseheads and served as church historian for many years. She was also an active member of the Horseheads Women's Club and served as president from 1976 - 77. Ruth's husband, John, preceded her in death in 1985. She is survived by her sons, David and Robert Maurer, and their spouses Nancy L. Maurer and Beverly Maurer, along with four grandchildren (Keli Openshaw, Holli Maurer, Jeffrey and Amanda Maurer) and three great-grandchildren (Kyle and Kayden Openshaw and Benjamin Maurer). A visitation hour will be held Monday, Dec. 6, from 4:00 - 5:00 pm at Hampton Funeral Home in Prescott, AZ. Ruth will be buried in Syracuse, NY. A memorial service in Horseheads, NY will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 2872 Westinghouse Rd., Horseheads, NY, 14845. Hampton Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements. Star Gazette - December 4, 2010

? TOMPKINS  Bessie A. Tompkins
Bessie A. Tompkins, 61, of Westfield, died
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, at the Green Home, Wellsboro. She was born April 19 , 1949, in Brookfield Township. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, on Saturday, Dec. 11, from noon to 1 p.m., where a memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. with Betty S. Bement officiating.  Wellsboro Gazette - December 7, 2010

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