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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice


Clippings, Obituary,  & Scrapbook Section

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Bradford County PA

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Joyce's Search Tip - February 2010 


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Do You Know that you can search just the 700 pages of Clippings and Scrapbooks on the site by using the Clippings button in the Partitioned search engine on the Current What's New Page

You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using the three county-level Obits by Cemetery buttons. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 


Tri County Clippings- Page Four Hundred Seventy One
This page includes obituaries of people with connection to our three counties but not buried in them or cemetery not identified. If local cemetery is known, see the Obituaries by Cemetery section of the site.

HOW TO SUBMIT OBITUARIES TO THIS SITE Typed obituaries may be submitted by email to Joyce M. Tice either in the text of the email of by an attached file. PLEASE put OBITUARY SUBMISSION in the subject line of your email to help me sort the several hundred emails I receive weekly. Give your file an eight character name - do NOT call it OBITS or it will overwrite someone else's file. Make sure your full name is included so I know whom to credit. Submissions will be arranged alphabetically by SURNAME AT BIRTH, so make sure I know the correct birth name if you know it. If surname at birth is not known, married name or other alias will be indexed in parentheses. Also include the death date and newspaper if you know it..

ALDRICH Melvin L. Bud Aldrich Jr.

49, of 2583 Cty. Rte. 84, Troupsburg, entered into rest on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at Corning Hospital. Born In Wellsboro, Pa. on June 20, 1961, he was the son of Melvin L. and Viola (Baker) Aldrich. Bud had been employed as a welder at Alstom, formerly Air Pre Heater, in Wellsville, NY. Prior to his long employment with Alstom, he was a welder at Gehman’s Ornamental Iron Works in Knoxville, Pa. Surviving are his daughter, Ashley Aldrich of Wellsville, his step son, Jeremy Eadiski, his grandchildren, Alivia Norman and Branson Norman, his father, Melvin Aldrich of Osceola, Pa., his sisters, Dawn Smith of Greenburg, Pa., Vicky (Carlyle) Beckhorn of Troupsburg and Francine (Michael) L’Amoureux of Erie, Pa., his brother, Glen (Tammy) Aldrich of Osceola, Pa. and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Viola Aldrich. The family will receive friends on Monday, December 27 from 12 Noon to 2 PM at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St. Woodhull, NY. Funeral services will follow there at 2:00 PM with rev. Theodore Carr officiating.  Corning Leader - December 24, 2010

ANGUS Evelyn (Angus) Saunders

age 88, died on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at Seneca View Nursing Facility. Mrs. Sunders was born in Montour Falls, NY on June 14, 1922 the daughter of the late Ezra and Leah (Doane) Angus. She graduated from Cook Academy in Montour Falls, in 1939. She married Frederick (Ted) Saunders on February 9, 1944 in Chester, IL where he was in primary flight training for the Air Corps. Evelyn is survived by her six children, Patricia (Dan) Murray of Wellsville, NY, Peggy Saunders (Harold Brown), Richard (Carol) Saunders and David (Martha) Saunders all of Montour Falls, NY, Pamela Saunders (Bill Morris) of Bradford, NY and Nancy (Dwayne) Aycock of Rochester, NY along with 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. She had one niece, Bonnie (Richard) Kelleway of Proctor, VT and a nephew, Robert (Jackie) Dill of Watkins Glen, NY and several cousins. Her parents, her husband, and her sister, Mildred Dill, predeceased Evelyn. Evelyn worked at the Eclipse and NY Telephone Company. She loved playing the organ and listening to Big Band music. She was corresponding secretary for the Cook Academy Alumni Reunion committee, which she started in 1951 and continued until 1998. Evelyn will miss her family, many good friends, and her 3 cats. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Sunday, January 2, 2011 from 1 to 3 PM. Her funeral service will be held following visitation at 3 PM. The Rev. George Norton will officiate. Interment will be held privately in Montour Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to remember Evelyn may do so through Memorials to either the Montour Falls Fire Department, PO Box 369, Montour Falls, NY or to the Schuyler County Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 2 Watkins Glen, NY 14891-0002.   Star-Gazette - December 31, 2010


ANTES Judy L. (Antes) Watkins

53, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., died in her home surrounded be her family on Friday, Dec. 31, 2010 after a nine-year battle with brain tumors. She was the loving wife of Marshall M. Watkins. The couple married Feb. 5, 1977, and had 33 happy years together.  Family and friends are welcome to call from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011 at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa. The funeral service to honor Judy's life will be private and convenience of her family.  Judy was born on Feb. 22, 1957, in Blossburg, Pa., the daughter of Howard L. and Helen A. (Beck) Antes of Gillett, Pa. She was a 1975 graduate of Troy High School. In her younger years, Judy enjoyed bowling and ceramics, and after she started her family she enjoyed baking, cooking, and caring for Marshall and her children. Judy and Marshall worked side by side on the family business, The Trade Winds Dairy Farm. To Judy, family was most important; her granddaughter Kelsi was her pride and joy. Judy was Christian by faith.  Judy is survived by her husband Marshall; her parents, Howard and Helen; her children, Jamie R. Watkins (Matt Watson) and Michael C. Watkins (Hannah I. Snyder), both of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; her granddaughter, Kelsi Watson; her siblings, Glenn (DeEtta) Antes of Gillett, Pa., Carol Antes (Mickey Zelko) of Elmira, N.Y., Theresa Antes of Gainesville, Fla. and Mark Antes of Gillett, Pa.; her mother-in-law, Joyce Watkins of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Wendell and Becky Watkins and Scott and Kelly Watkins, all of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., and Marsha and Steve Battaglini of Las Vegas, Nev.; along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Judy was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Lazzelle Watkins, who passed away on Oct. 15, 2009.  Judy's family will provide funeral flowers, they ask in lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Judy's memory to Guthrie Hospice RR1 Box 154 Towanda, PA 18848 or to the America Cancer Society 1948 East Third Street Williamsport, PA 17701.   Towanda Daily Review – January 2, 2011


ARGENIO James Edward Argenio
66 of Dunnellon, Fla., died in Clarksville, Tenn. on Dec. 18, 2010 after a short illness. Formerly of Wyalusing, Pa., he enjoyed the last years of his life retired in Florida. Jim was born on Dec. 12, 1944 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a son of the late Ethel and Edward Argenio Jim retired from the New York Times where he was a delivery truck driver for many years. He enjoyed the news, hunting, antique cars, friends and family. Jim was predeceased by his mother Ethel Argenio, father Edward Argenio Sr. and brother Edward Argenio Jr.  Jim is survived by his wife, Cora Sickler Argenio. Jim is also survived by his children James Argenio and Lisa Edwards, and grandchildren Krystyn Argenio, Anthony Argenio, Heather Schippers and RJ Edwards. The family is asking that any donations in Jim's memory be made to the American Cancer Society.  Towanda Daily Review - December 24, 2010


AUDINWOOD George J. Audinwood, Sr.
age 62, of Horseheads, died on Friday, December 24, 2010 surrounded by his loving family at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. George was born on October 16, 1948 in Corning, the son of the late Harry and Ruth (McAllister) Audinwood. He married Margie Luna on March 17, 1973 in Kerrville, Texas. She survives him. George graduated from Corning East High School in 1968 and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was employed by Phillips Lighting in Bath as a machine operator for about 15 years. Prior to working at Phillips, George worked at the A & P plant and for Doug Gross Construction. He was a member and current President of the Big Flats American Legion and the Corning V.F.W. George enjoyed riding his Harley, hunting and fishing, and spending time with his friends at the Legion. He loved spending time with his family and his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Margie; son, George (Laura) Audinwood of Horseheads; sister, Carol (Danny) Franchi of Elmira Heights; six brothers, Harry (Louise) Audinwood of Big Flats, William (Lillian Paul) G. Audinwood of Corning, Earl 'Boney' (Rosanna) Audinwood of Caton, Raymond Audinwood of Rochester, Fred O. Audinwood of Tioga, PA, and Gary (Jennifer) Audinwood of Campbell; three grandchildren, Jenna, Jasmine, and Levi; one aunt, one uncle, several nieces and nephews, and many great-nephews and great-nieces.He was predeceased by his daughter, Brenda Kay, in 1973. Friends may call at the Big Flats American Legion, 45 Olcott Rd. South in Big Flats on Wednesday, December 29th from 2 to 4pm and 6 to 8pm. Funeral services with military honors will follow at 8pm with Rev. George Welch officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in Elmwood Cemetery, Caton. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial be directed to the Big Flats American Legion, 45 Olcott Rd South, Big Flats, NY, 14814. Arrangements are with Carpenters Funeral Home, LLC in Corning.  Star Gazette - December 28, 2010

AUSTIN Phyllis Barbara Austin MacDonell

83, was born in Olean, New York December 9, 1927. Her parents were W. Philip Austin and Vera Travis Austin. She attended Bolivar Central School and was graduated from Alfred-Almond Central School in 1946. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Library Science from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 1950 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Speech from Milton College in Wisconsin in 1953. Phyllis and Herbert Leon MacDonell were married on August 19, 1950 in the Seventh Day Baptist Church in Alfred, New York.Phyllis was a librarian at Alfred University, Bryn Mawr College, and the then Corning Glass Works. She later established the Library of The College Center of the Finger Lakes in Corning. Phyllis was an active member on the Order of the Eastern Star and served as District Deputy Grand Matron. She was on the Board of Directors of both the Corning Area Woman's Club and the Scottish-American Society of the Southern Tier. She assisted her loving husband, Herbert, in supervising an experiment as an expert on the Mary Johnson homicide case during twenty-nine Bloodstain Evidence Institutes which were held in Corning, New York and several other states, Sweden, England, The Netherlands, and Italy. Phyllis was a firm believer in education and contributed funds to the tuition and living expenses of several college students from many locations. She is survived by her husband, Herbert, and her unofficially adopted family of Candy Barnes, Cindy Hart, Wendie Caldarella, Wendy Hunt, Cathy Cox, Joanne Woodard, Mark Plaskon, David Young, Debra Nally, John Cantone, Karen Hendershott, Paul Kish, Anita Zannin, and Sarah Pellan, brother-in law Robert MacDonell and his wife, Nancy, nephews Scott and Craig MacDonell and their families, many grand nieces and nephews, and sister-in-law Elaine Austin, all of whom she loved dearly. She was predeceased by her parents and brother, Norman Austin. Phyllis' family will hold a Memorial Service celebrating her life at the Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 West Pulteney Street, Corning, New York on 15 January 2011. Friends are invited to visit from noon to 2:00 PM at which time the funeral service will be held. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the charity of your choice in Phyllis' name.  (Date of Death: December 22, 2010)   Star Gazette - December 31, 2010

BARRETT Joyce R. Dorman
69, of Herrickville, died at Geisinger Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family on Dec. 26, 2010, after a short illness. Born in Bloomingdale, N.J., to John H. and Sarah Barrett, on Sept. 13, 1941, she is survived by her husband Warren to whom she would have celebrated 50 years of marriage on February 4, 2011, and three children: W. Todd (Diana) Dorman, of Herrickville, Laura (Harry) Ely, of Wyalusing, and Dan (Shannon) Dorman, of Kettering, Ohio, and her grandchildren: Lynette, Jeffrey, and Andrew Dorman, Chad and Traci Ely, and Ty, Mckenzie, and Clay Dorman. Retired from Memorial Hospital after 34 years of service, she enjoyed gardening, especially her rose garden, doing crossword puzzles, the beach at the Outer Banks, and Curves. "Buma" as she was known by her grandchildren, had a special relationship with each one of her grandchildren. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents and brothers: Bill Barrett, of Wyalusing, and John, Ralph, Phil, and Raymond Barrett of New Jersey, and her sister Josephine Hanson, of New Jersey. She is survived by her sisters: Olive "Betty" Marion, of Thompson, Pa., and Joan (Tom) Lis, of East Herrickville; brothers: Robert (Nancy) Barrett, Ken (Dee) Barrett, Charlie (Carla) Barrett, sister-in-laws: Betty and Elaine Barrett; and a special friend: Pat Koos. Friends and family are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 at the funeral home.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 at the McHenry Funeral Home, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Barry Ballard, pastor of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the: Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850, in memory of Joyce R. Dorman. Towanda Daily Review - December 28, 2010


BEACH Orville F. Beach

86, of Wildwood, FL, died on Sunday, December 19, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Edna Beach. The couple was married for 34 years and they enjoyed their retirement years in sunny Florida. He was loved by many.  Star Gazette – January 2, 2011


BENNETT Catherine A. Schoonover

Age 84, of Millerton, PA, died on Wednesday, December 29, 2010. Catherine was born on March 14, 1926 in Freeman, NY, the daughter of the late Clive and Doris (Johnson) Bennett. She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Alpha "Nipper" Schoonover; son, Greg Schoonover; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and three sisters. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport on Sunday, January 2, 2011, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. Pastor Laurie Greenlaw will officiate. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.  Star Gazette – January 1, 2011


BOBBY Bonnie Mattison

(1954 - 2010) - Age 56 of Elmira, NY. She was born February 12, 1954 in Sayre, PA, the daughter of George and Doris (Miller) Bobby and died Wednesday, December 22, 2010 unexpectedly at home. She was predeceased by her father George Bobby and is survived by her husband of 29 years, Harry; daughters Jennifer Mattison of Elmira and Barbara Mattison of Lindley; mother Doris Bobby; siblings Linda (Mike) Thatcher, Billy (Brenda) Bobby, Michael (Roxanne) Bobby and Debbie (Rafe) Galindo all of Elmira along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Bonnie was a former employee of Elmira College. She enjoyed making crafts, sewing and gaming on her computer. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, January 3rd from2 to 4 pm. Her memorial service will follow at 4 pm.  Star Gazette - December 31, 2010

BORDEN Richard L. Borden

 age 57, of Millerton, PA died Thursday, December 30, 2010 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. Richard was born on May 2, 1953 in Wellsboro, PA, a son of Harland and Elizabeth (Sheerer) Borden. He was the husband of Susan A. (Kress) Woodard Borden and would have celebrated their 19th anniversary on July 25th. Richard had been employed by Anchor Glass for 38 years as a fork lift operator. He attended the Millerton Wesleyan Church and enjoyed motorcycle riding, hunting, fishing, Endless Mountain, Mansfield Chapter at Coxs Harley-Davidson, and Dressers Assoc. for touring bikes.  Richard is survived by his wife, Susan; two sons, William Borden of Tioga, PA, Richard Michael (Cory Nederfield) Borden of Middlebury Center, PA, his mother, Elizabeth Borden of Wellsboro, PA, step son Larry Woodard Jr. of Elmira, NY, a step daughter, Karen Pierce of Caton, NY; three grandchildren, Mariah Raine Borden, Nicole Pierce, and Cameron Pierce; a sister and brother-in-law, Nedra and Gary Loomis of Mansfield, PA, and sister, Michele Smith of Elmira, NY. He was preceded in death by his father, Harland, and his siblings, Donald, LuVerne, and Corine.  Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, January 2, 2011 from 3 to 6 PM at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will immediately follow the viewing at 6 PM at the funeral home with Pastor Laurie Greenlaw officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701, or the Millerton Wesleyan Church, Millerton, PA    Star Gazette - December 31, 2010

BROWN Angeline B. Moore

90, of  198 Cutler Ave., Corning died December 22, 2010 at Founders Pavilion after a brief illness.  She was born June 7, 1920 in Corning, NY the daughter of the late William and Virginia Angeline (Dininny) Brown.  She married Harold E. Moore in 1946. Her beloved husband predeceased her in 1984. Angeline was a graduate of CFA.  She retired from Corning Glass Works as a lab technician and also was a teletypist for JC Penney in Corning.  She was a member of All Saints Parish attending St. Vincent De Paul Church.  She also volunteered for Hospital Chapter, Girl Scout leadership, Cub Scout Den Mother, religious education teacher and as a member of St. Mary’s Choir in addition to being a soloist in her youth.   Angeline is survived by her daughter, Irene (Ross) Williams of Big Flats, NY; son, Richard D. Moore of  Corning; granddaughter, Kristen (Cody) Kole and their son, Jaden of Kennesaw, GA; grandson, Jason (Stephanie) Moore with their son, Kaleb of Naples, FL; granddaughter, Kalie Moore of Delhi, NY; several sisters-in-law and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her siblings, Louis, Thomas, Albert, Charles, Arthur Brown, Mary Cleveland, Madeline Smith and Irene Buffomante.  The family will receive friends at Acly-Stover Funeral Home, Corning on Tuesday, January 4, 2010 from 5-6 p.m.   Services will follow at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning.   Corning Leader – January 1, 2011


BUONO Madelyn Elise

daughter of Sean and Rachel, died December 27, 2010. She is survived by her parents, sister, Taylor Paige; Maternal grandparents, Debbie Longhini of Auburndale, FL and Wayne Smith of Lenoxville, PA, Step-grandfather, John Longhini of Chrystal River, FL; Paternal grandmother, Linda Webster of Elmira; aunts and uncles, Holly (Chris) Johnson, Glenn (Peggy) Smith, Gregg Smith, Wayne (Rachel) Smith, Darren Canfield, and Dustan Longhini, and many extended family and friends who were all eagerly awaiting Maddie's arrival. She is predeceased by paternal grandfather, Frank Webster, uncle, Gary Smith and cousin, Holly Smith. Although not yet born, she was a beloved member of our family and a long awaited joy to her parents. We held her for a brief moment in time, but she will forever hold our hearts in her tiny little hands. Now she's cradled by Jesus in Heaven. Friends are invited to call at the Victory Highway Wesleyan Church, 150 Victory Highway Painted Post, NY on Monday Jan. 3, 2010 from 5:30-6:30 where a service will follow there in the sanctuary at 6:30 pm. Remembrances may be directed to Border Buddy Ministries PO Box 1254 Elmira, NY 14902 or Arnot Ogden Medical Center Neo Natal Care 600 Roe Ave. Elmira, NY 14901.   Star Gazette – January 1, 2011


COLEMAN Raymond L. Coleman

Age 66, of Denver, CO, died December 28, 2010. He is survived by three children; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; numerous siblings and extended family and friends. Funeral Service, 2 PM, Sun., 1/2, Horan & McConaty Family Chapel in Aurora, CO.   Born in Elmira, New York on Jun. 15, 1966 and resided in Centennial , CO. Star Gazette - December 31, 2010

DAILEY Evelyn Dailey Putnam

85, of Carlisle, Pa. died Sunday, December 19, 2010 in the Chapel Pointe Health Center, Carlisle.  She was born on Monday, July  6, 1925 in Waverly, New York, a daughter of the late George L. Dailey and Alma Hakes (Dailey) Fisk and the widow of Wayne Carl Putnam, who died January 9, 1994. Evelyn was a devoted wife and mother, and friend to many.  All throughout her lifetime, she had a ministry of encouraging others.  She lived in Endicott, NY for many years while raising a family and was a member of the Valleyview Alliance Church.  She attended Nyack College and was a prolific poet.  She penned many verses throughout her life for the enjoyment and inspiration of her family and friends. Evelyn is survived by her sons: Mark Putnam (and wife, Tammy) of Pella, IA and Jeffrey Putnam of Carlisle; a daughter, Carolyn Lowrey (and husband, Gary) of Gastonia, N.C.; her sisters: Marjorie Dailey Cowles of Carlisle, Norma Dailey Gardner of Brockton, MA. and Marian Dailey Holbrook of Kure Beach, NC; her brother, Richard Dailey of  Eugene, OR; three grandchildren: Emma and Greta Putnam and Thomas Lowrey; and one great grandson, Ricky Lowrey.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Eleanor Dailey Lake, and her brother, John Dailey. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at the Henry Chapel at Chapel Pointe.  A burial service was held at LeTort Cemetery, Carlisle.  Sayre Morning Times - December 30, 2010

DEMBINSKY Mildred Imperato
age 87 of Horseheads, died December 18 at Chemung County Nursing Facility, Elmira. She was born October 1, 1923 in Shenandoah to the late Stanley Walaconis and Helen Dembinsky. She was preceded in death by her husband Anthony in 2000 and one son, Wayne. She is survived by one son, David (Judy) Imperato, Amherst, NH; one brother, Joseph Walaconis of New Jersey; and two grandchildren, Anthony and Lisa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 28 at 10:00 a.m. by Msgr Ronald C. Bocian from the Annunciation B.V.M. Roman Catholic Church, Shenandoah. Interment will follow in the Calvary Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. There will be no calling hours. Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc, 40 N. Jardin St., Shenandoah is in charge of a


FEARNLEY Jean Fearnley Murphy - 83, formerly of Wellsboro, died peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010, at her home where she lived with her daughter, Gail Sands and son-in-law, Stephen Sands in Mechanicsburg. She was born Feb. 23 1927, in Fall River, Mass. and moved to Wellsboro in 1962 with Richard Murphy, DVM. Jean was a retired USPS postal employee and loved spending time with family and friends. She is survived by her son, Paul Daniel Murphy (Lesley); her daughters, Gail A Sands (Stephen), Mary R. Hoffman (John), Nancy L. Brooks; 10 grandchildren, Daniel Brooks, Stephanie Cooke, R. Sean Cooke, Alex Hoffman, Benjamin Hoffman, Elizabeth Sands Wise, Stephen Sands II, Clara Murphy, Rachel Ellis, and David Murphy; and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial Service will be held at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, at 2 p.m. on Saturday Jan. 1, 2011, with calling hours from 1 to 2 p.m. arrangements.  Star Gazette - December 22, 2010


FINLEY Audrey Elizabeth Finley Foster Martin
89, of WoodsEdge Dr., Painted Post, NY died Tuesday, December 21, 2010, at Corning Hospital. Audrey and Laurence Foster were married June 24, 1944 and lived in South Corning. He predeceased her in February 1983. Audrey and the Rev. John E. Martin were married on December 30, 1984. She is survived by her husband, Rev. John E. Martin of Painted Post; children, Lawrence Foster, Jr. (Janice) of Nederland, CO, Rebecca (Rick) Foster Harshaw of Billings, MT and Elizabeth "Libby" (Bob) Foster Guild of Montour Falls, NY; step children, Alice (Terry) Martin Houseworth of Tustin, CA and Bonnie (J. David) Martin Padlo of Olean, NY; daughter-in-law, Maurine Foster of Corning, NY; 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren, 2 step great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephew. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 23, 2010, at the Painted Post United Methodist-Presbyterian Church with Rev. Glen Kennedy Officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Corning Hospital. Star Gazette - December 22, 2010

FLEMING Audrey L. Fleming Messenger

January 26, 1936 - December 27, 2010 went to be with the Lord. She died peacefully in her sleep at home. She is survived by her daughter Kimberly L. (Jonathan) Defalco of Mexico, Bernard J. Fleming of Elmira, NY and Roxanne M. Fleming (Sue Reiter) of Essex, MD; six grandchildren, Elizabeth A. Defalco (Oswego, NY), Angela, Laura Jo and Hannah Spiegel Defalco of Mexico, NY, Nathaniel (Misty) Defalco of Central Square, NY; two great-grandchildren, Dakota and Atreyu Defalco of Central Square, NY. She is also survived by a sister Janet (Charles) Pribulick of Eldersburg, MD; several nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by two husbands, Donald E. Fleming in 1980 and Leroy Messenger in 1997. She was predeceased by her parents James and Eva Davies. She was employed as a loan officer for Solution Credit Union. Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Monday from the Harter Funeral Home 9 Washington Ave. Parish, NY. Calling hours will be 4-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home prior to the service.

GARDNER Adam Gardner - born April 19, 1983 and died unexpectedly on December 25, 2010 in Palm Harbor, FL. Adam was a friend to many and loved by all. He is survived by his mother Carl (Delany) Gardner, Father, Maynard Joseph Gardner, brother, Noah Gardner, sister, Jamie (Gardner) & Garth Melendez; niece Jordan, nephews Josh, Stuart III, Caiden and Alexander. Significant other: Megan Farey and her daughter Kendra, along with his Grandmother, Yvonne Gardner and several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins and countless friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 2 PM at the family home, 2692 Cottage Road, Alpine, NY 14805. All friends and family are welcome to attend. Star Gazette - December 29, 2010


GLEASON Richard Edwin Gleason
died peacefully at home on December 24, 2010 at the age of 93. He was born 9 November 1917 in Hammondsport, Steuben County, N.Y., the son of Walter J. and Jane (Johnson) Gleason. He came to Corning with his family at the age of 6. His father was a well-known barber in Corning, with a shop on Market Street. Dick graduated from Northside High School in 1936 and went to work for Ingersoll-Rand in Painted Post. On 22 June 1940 he married Doris Elizabeth Mallory, daughter of Albert and H. Alliene (Southworth) Mallory of Painted Post. She preceded him in death on 21 June 1991. They had three children: Deborah (Mrs. Thomas) Rittmeyer of Byron, Genesee County, N.Y.; Richard (Sue) Gleason of Clermont, FL; and Anne (Mrs. Michael) Foster of Painted Post, with whom he resided. Dick served in the Navy during World War II aboard LST-506, and took part in the D-Day Invasion. After his discharge he returned to Painted Post and lived there for most of the rest of his life, excepting for a 15-year retirement in Florida. He retired from Ingersoll-Rand in 1978 after 40 years of service. He was a past Commander of the American Legion, a 32-degree Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite and the Shriners International; and was a world traveler, having visited every continent except Africa and Australia. He was also an avid hunter and golfer, and was a founding member of Indian Hills Golf Club. Dick was predeceased by his wife, Dory; his sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Kenneth Bostwick, formerly of Andover; and a grandson, Emil Thomas Rittmeyer. He is survived by his three children; three grandchildren: Ellen (Matthew) Hendershott of East Bethany, Genesee County, NY; Eric Rittmeyer of Baton Rouge, LA; and Dr. Christine (John) McCully of Orlando, FL; a great-grandson, Gavin Matthew Hendershott; a great-granddaughter, Emma Anne McCully; several nieces and one nephew; and two sisters-in-law, Vivian Brownell of Athens, Texas and Ruth Fryer of Bath. The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the Southern Tier Hospice, especially Susan, Deb, Meredith, and Suzanne, and to Dr. Kathleen Hallinan, Joyce Merletti, and Maggie Greene. The family also extends a special thank you to Susan Harris, a life-long friend whom Dick thought of as another daughter. She provided many hours of skillful tender loving care during his illness. A memorial service for both Dick and Dory will be held Sat. Jan.15, 2011 at 4pm. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W Pulteney Street in Corning, with interment in Florida Memorial Gardens in Rockledge, Florida at a later date. Memorials may be made in their names to Southern Tier Hospice, the local public library, animal shelter, or a charity of one' s choice.  Star Gazette - December 28, 2010


HADLEY Dorothy V. Mattison,
87, of Beaver Dams, NY died on December 18, 2010 at the home of her daughter in Lake Panasoffkee, Florida.  Dorothy was born on July 27, 1923 to Evangeline & Rowley Hadley.  She married Harold L Mattison on December 8, 1945 and they had ten children together.  Before starting their family Dorothy worked at the Corning Glass Works.  At the early age of seven Dorothy took over the responsibilities of the homemaker when her mother left.  She helped her father raise her siblings.  She became a great cook.  Her family was always well provided for at mealtime, most everything was made from “scratch”.  On Sundays, when her family was growing up, it was nothing to find her cooking for her family as well as any other family or friends who might stop by.  If you went away hungry it was your own fault.  All of the neighborhood children always liked visiting the Mattison’s to see what cookies Mrs. Mattison had made that day.  In the spring, Dorothy could always be found with her hands in the dirt.  She always enjoyed gardening and planted her garden last spring even though she wasn’t going to harvest it.  She said, “the new family living here will appreciate this”.  Dorothy also enjoyed crocheting, sewing, and playing Skip-Bo.  Dorothy had a special bond with each of her kids and grandchildren.  Everyone has his or her own memories to look back on and cherish.  Dorothy made friends where she traveled and will be missed by all.  She is survived by nine of her children:  Pat & Dusty Derr, Panasoffkee, FL; Sam & Pat Mattison, of Beaver Dams, NY; Stanley Mattison, Knoxville, PA; Marilyn & Jim Poust, Milton, PA; Bonnie & Jim Haight, Lindley, NY; Gail & Jeff Twist, Addison, NY; Janet & Ira Stiles, Bradford, NY; Beth & Gary Stratton, Beaver Dams, NY and Pete & Jane Mattison, Beaver Dams, NY.  23 Grandchildren; Susan & David Clark, Tammy Davis, Steven Morseman, Scott Morseman, Becky & Josh Young, Kim Mattison, Andy Mattison, Danny & amber Mattison, Melissa Wood, Dorothy & Matt Dougherty, Katy Wilson, Lisa Caslin, Amy Caslin, Sara & Brian Hale, Barry Laubach, Michael & Beatrice Laubach, Matthew & Ruth Stiles, Diana & Len Flack, Stephany & Barton Bartusiak, Amber & Donnie Gee, Krysti Stratton, Jake Mattison & Bradley Zurlick.  34 Great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.  Dorothy also is survived by her son-in-law Bernie Youngs and her sister Doris Robertson of Elmira, NY, several nieces and nephews and cousins and good friend for over 45 years Joan Lanning.  She was predeceased by her husband, Harold Mattison, daughter Nancy Youngs, Father Rowley Hadley, brother Harlen Hadley and mother and father in law Raymond & Lucy Mattison.  Arrangements are incomplete at the time.  The Vedder and Scott Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Corning Leader - December 23, 2010


HEICHEL David Heichel
Age 61, of Montour Falls, NY, died peacefully, surrounded by his family on December 18, 2010. The family received friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th, Watkins Glen, on Tuesday from 3-5 p.m.; funeral services immediately followed at 5:00 p.m., Rev. Richard Evans officiating. He is survived by his wife, Judy Heichel; children, Jenna (John) Niedermaier of Odessa, David (Kristen) Heichel of Montour Falls, Daniel (Elissa) Heichel of Jacksonville, NC, Jeffrey (Ryan) Heichel of Odessa; brothers and sisters, Bonnie Dickinson of Corning, Dale (Betty) Heichel of Odessa, Bob (Joan) Heichel of Mansfield, PA, and Marion Godwin of Corning; eight grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. David, known by his friends and family as "Wally", was a devoted father to his family and children. He loved to hunt and enjoyed the outdoors. He was a lifetime member of the Mechanics Club in Montour Falls and worked as a machinist for Shepard-Niles for over 25 years. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to Schuyler County Ambulance, Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility c/o Schuyler Hosp. Foundation, or the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Foundation. Star Gazette - December 22, 2010



age 51, of Boyd, WI, died peacefully Saturday Dec. 25, 2010 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Kim was born Oct. 7, 1959 in Elmira, NY the daughter of Gerald & Mary (Hartsock) Hess. She attended the Elmira school system and was employed as a CNA. Kim enjoyed playing bingo, spending time with her grandchildren, and visiting with friends. Kim is lovingly survived by her son Joseph Hess (Theresa); her grandchildren, Kerynn and Alexander Hess; and silbings Sarah Beebe, Gerald Hess and Cherly Magaw; as well as many other family and friends. Kim will be truly missed. Her parents, Gerald and Mary preceded Kim in death. A Celebration of Kim's life will be held at the Horseheads Moose Clue on Saturday January 16, 2011 at 2:00 pm.  Star Gazette – January 2, 2011



of Anchorage, AK, died peacefully in her home on Saturday, Dec 11, 2010. Sue Ann was born in Hamilton, NY on December 01, 1955 & just celebrated her 55th birthday. As a young girl she dreamed of becoming an OB Registered Nurse and pursued her dream after graduating from Sherburne Earlville Central School in 1974. She graduated with her RN degree in 1977 from St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Elmira, NY. Sue Ann was so excited to be the only Nurse chosen from her graduating class to be employed as an OB Nurse (her dream come true) at St Joseph's Hospital in Elmira where she worked until the OB Unit closed. She went on to work for Arnot Ogden Hospital OB unit in Elmira, NY until 1992. Sue Ann then moved to Bethel, AK in 1992 for a one year adventure in bush (rural) community nursing. She loved Alaska so much she took up residency and stayed for 18 years. She lived & worked for many years in both Bethel and Barrow, and she worked shorter periods in many other rural towns. Sue Ann was a truly gifted OB Nurse (35 years) who touched the lives of thousands throughout rural Alaska for almost two decades. She brought thousands of babies into this world and several mothers even named their babies after her. Sue Ann was totally dedicated to her family, friends, and patients. She was beloved by all. Not only did she give selflessly in her profession, she gave to her family, friends and strangers. She loved having family & friends stay with her in her beautiful comfy homes. She was a great tour guide, perfect hostess, a fantastic cook, a loving daughter, sister, aunt, god mother & close friend to many. She gave so much of herself to others and never expected anything in return. Sue Ann loved to shop & travel. She was intelligent, hardworking, adventurous, courageous, strong willed, honest, trustworthy, independent and yet fearful of spiders. Sue Ann also had a great sense of humor and was a gifted photographer. Sue Ann battled cancer for the last 2.5 years and seemed to be recovering when she collapsed & died unexpectedly. Her brother Joseph had spent the last three months with Sue Ann in Anchorage and was with her when she died. Per her wishes, her body was cremated with a private family ceremony. Surviving is her mother, three brothers, two sisters, one niece & nephew. Mother Sue Hoefler, Brother Michael Sr. & Sarah Hoefler and their children Michael Hoefler Jr. & Brenda Hoefler, sister Peggy Hoefler - all from Earlville, NY; sister JoAnne Hoefler, brother Joseph Hoefler Jr & Joanne Carocci, brother Danny Hoefler & Rene Stobnicke - all from Jamesville, NY. Sue Ann is also survived by countless friends from all over the United States. She was predeceased by her father Joseph Hoefler Sr. The Hoefler Family is receiving correspondence at: The Hoefler Family, PO Box 663 (57 Main St), Earlville, NY 13332. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Earlville Fire Department or a charity of your choice. Please visit Sue Ann's memorial website at to share your thoughts, stories, photos and memories. The family wishes to thank their family & friends and SueAnn's countless friends for your love, prayers, support & positive energy. Sue Ann will be truly missed & her spirit will live on in all of those whose lives she touched.   Star-Gazette - December 26, 2010


HOUSER Bruce G. Houser

Bruce G. Houser, 69, of Morris, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, Dec. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Morris Fire Hall, Morris. A funeral service will follow at 8 p.m. at the fire hall with the Rev. Dale Miller officiating. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family. Wellsboro Gazette - December 23, 2010

IDE - Harold E. "Hal" Ide, age 70 of Elmira, NY died Friday, September 20, 2002 in St. Joseph's Hospital. His parents, David Edward and Hope E. Cooke Ide and his brother, Bruce Ide, predeceased Hal. He is survived by his sisters, Marcia Mims of Dallas, TX; Jean [Tom] Brink of Tunkhannock, PA; his brother, Dick [Lois] Ide of Idetown, PA; and Glenn [Vickie] Ide of Tunkhannock, PA; sister-in-law, Toni Ide of Wilkes-Barre, PA; several nieces and nephews, and many special friends in the Elmira area. Hal worked for Corning Glass Works prior to entering the service. He was veteran of the US Army, stationed in Germany during the Korean Conflict. After the service, he attended the Williamsport Technical Institute and graduated as a Certified Air Frame Technician. He worked for Schweitzer Aircraft for many years, before leaving to work for the Remington Rand. While employed by the Rand, he was an outstanding pitcher on their semi-pro ball team. Hal also worked as a carpenter before entering the restaurant business. He made many wonderful friends over the 20-plus years he owned Mac's Restaurant in Southport. He made Mac's a popular neighborhood watering hole where patrons could play cards of horseshoes, argue about their favorite teams, or watch Nascar races and other sporting events on the several TV's in the bar. A dedicated golfer, Hal hosted the Mac's Mixed Mania Golf Tournament for many years. When he wasn't running the bar, he could usually be found on the golf course. A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in the Idetown Cemetery in Idetown, PA. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2002 in the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY. The family requests that people share some of their memories of Hal during the service. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations in Hal's name to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057. - Elmira Star Gazette, September 29, 2002

JADOSKI Alveila "Al" Jadoski
59, of Westfield, PA, died Wednesday, December 22, 2010. Friends may call at the Westfield Wesleyan Church on Tuesday, December 28, 2010, from 5 to 6 p.m. with a Memorial Service following at 6 p.m. The Rev. Ed Caster and Pastor Ed Collins will co-officiate. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton.  Star Gazette - December 24, 2010


KINGSBURY Mary C. (Kingsbury) Wood
Age 84, of Elmira, NY, died on Saturday, December 25, 2010, at the St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. Mary was born on June 2, 1926 in Elmira, daughter of the late Albert and Pearl (Costly) Kingsbury. Mary is survived by her daughters, Alberta Isenburg of Woodhull, NY and Maryclair Pettitt of Elmira; Grandchildren, William E. (Becky) Isenberg, Jammie L. (Brian Fuller) Isenberg, Yvonne Lowery (Jim), Michelle R. (David Munch) Isenberg, George (Kelly) Watts, Bernard Evans, Randy (Nan) and Brian (Marie) Evans, Lisa Masker (Chad) and Harold (Kristy) Vargason; 22 great-grandchildren and 2 great- great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Ernest Wood in 1986. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, December 28, 2010, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with Pastor Robert Benjamin officiating. Interment will take place in Hicks Cemetery in Baldwin, NY at the convenience of the family.  Star Gazette - December 27, 2010


KOVACS Angela Kovacs Goldwyn
of Palm Bay, Fla., lost her long term battle with cancer and died on Dec. 23, 2010. Angela was born on Dec. 16, 1947 in Budapest, Hungary. During the Hungarian uprising of 1956 against Soviet domination of Eastern Europe, her family escaped from the secret police. A week before the uprising, little Angi broke her arm and had a plaster cast on her arms. Crossing one of the many streams during the night as the small group of escapees avoided the border guards, the group crossed numerous streams and midsized frozen rivers. Time was of essence to put as much distance between Hungary's borders and freedom in Austria. One of the streams had not yet fully frozen - and some of the smaller children had to be tossed from one side to the other. Angie's mother whispered to one of the receivers to watch out – "she has a broken arm" As Angi was tossed from one side to the other, the man catching her didn't want to hurt the little girl, and being overtly careful, failed to grab her resulting in Angie's disappearance under the freezing water. Escapees were warned not to make a sound. As she came up for air, both guides put their fingers in front of their lips as a cue to remain silent. Angela did so - and never uttered a sound. However, if looks could kill, the guy would have been dead as she stared back shivering with determined disapproval along with her brother Karoly (Chuck) who had to give up several layers of clothes. Such tenacity and self-determination was the hallmark of Angie's life. When she was around 9, one day she saw that several kids were ganging together to beat her brother up. He was two years older and always in the thick of things. The neighbors used to complain that he could cause a riot at a Quaker picnic! Angi came to his defense fiercely yelling and screaming at the taunting boys that she was going to whip their a_ _ . The kids quickly backed off. Angi graduated from Phoenixville Area High School. She was predeceased by her parents Laszlo and Jolan Kovacs, her husband Robert R.Goldwyn and birth mother Jolan Dudas. Angela is survived by sons Robert and Barry Goldwyn and their families, wife Liz, grandsons Robert, Jonathan, Joseph and granddaughter Danielle of Belford, N.J.; daughter Nicole and her husband Robert Cipolla; grandsons Antonio, Vincent and Carmine of Toms River, N.J.; sister - Ann (Aniko) Cochran, and her family Emily and Craig Cochran of Phoenixville, Pa.; as well as her brother – Chuck Kovacs of Wysox, Pa, and sons Mark, Charles Kovacs and long timer on fan, friend and confidant - Bobby Reynolds.  Her care and pain management was expertly supported by the dedicated staff of the local VIPAS hospice support team. Funeral services and remains will be private. Please direct any donations to the Hospice or Cancer supports of your choice in memory of Angela Goldwyn.  Towanda Daily Review - December 25, 2010


LAMBERT Margaret A. (Peggy) Lambert

Age 61 of Pompano Beach, FL and formerly of Elmira, NY born April 17, 1949 to parents Bernard and Jennette Lambert died December 23, 2010 in Imperial Point Medical Center, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She was predeceased by brother William in 1972. Survived by husband, Donn Nelson, Pompano Beach, FL, father Bernard Lambert, Elmira, NY, mother, Jennette Lambert, Homosassa, FL, sister Susan and James McLaughlin, Homosassa, FL, brothers David Lambert, Elmira Heights, NY, and Bernard Lambert, Tampa, FL, nephew Matt McLaughlin, Homosassa, FL, nieces, Amy and Stephen Barbieri with their children Logan and Sophie of Citrus Springs, FL and Nicole and Mark Deluca and their children Kennedy and Parker of Trinity, FL. Private funeral service at convenience of family.  Star Gazette – January 2, 2011


LAMPHERE James W. Lamphere III
49, of Towanda RR3, Towanda Twp., Pa., died Monday morning, Dec. 27, 2010 at Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda Twp., Pa. Jim was born in Towanda, Pa., on Jan. 8, 1961, the son of James W. Lamphere Jr. and Marlene Putnam Lamphere. He attended the Towanda schools and then worked for his father's excavation business for 10 years. On Aug. 21, 1982 he married the former Nancy Barber in Franklindale, Pa. Jim was a self-employed truck driver for a number of years and at the time of his passing was employed by Bidlack and Sons Trucking in Ulster, Pa. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by: his wife, Nancy at home; children, James W. Lamphere IV and his wife Brandy of Towanda, Stephanie Ervin of Towanda; grandchildren, Lucas, Zoie and Jadia Lamphere; his parents, James W. Lamphere Jr. and Marlene Lamphere of Monroeton; brothers, Brian Lamphere and his wife Toni of Monroeton, Gary Lamphere and his wife Linda of Towanda, Keith Lamphere and his wife Michelle of Monroeton, Scott Lamphere and his wife Jeni of Monroeton; sisters, Wanda McNeal of Wysox, Billiejo Terry and her husband Sonny of Towanda; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Heather Lamphere in 1989 and by his mother-in-law, Agnes Grace in 1989. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday evening, Dec. 29, 2010 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to Memorial Emergency Medical Services, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 in Jim's memory. Towanda Daily Review - December 28, 2010


On the morning of Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, Arthur Laverne Laudenslager of Troy died unexpectedly at Troy Community Hospital. He was 61 years of age. Born in Blossburg on July 21, 1949, he was the son of Charles and Florence (Bianchi) Laudenslager. He had been married to the late Pauline Frederick, and together they raised a son and four daughters. Arthur was a man well acquainted with the rigorous work of the construction industry. In his free time, he enjoyed NASCAR and was a Kyle Bush fan. He was also an avid Steelers fan and rarely missed a game. Arthur also enjoyed westerns, especially John Wayne movies and the classic television series, Bonanza. But most of all, Arthur enjoyed the company of his family and friends, and he inspired and touched the lives of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his son, Arthur Jr. (and wife Robin) of Canton; daughters Sherri (and Leslie) Powers and Darlene (and Harry) Lattimer, all of Blossburg, Charlene (and Dean) Johnson of Troy, Patricia (and Jeryl) Onks of Blossburg; brother Paul Laudenslager of Lancaster; sisters Rose (and Don) Shadduck of Shunk, Barbara (and Bob) Slingerland of Troy, Esther Smith of Williamsport, Nettie Morgan of Canton, Ruth Laudenslager of Florida, 14 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Florence, his wife Pauline, and brothers and sisters Bertha Laudenslager, Beverly Cox, Jacob Laudenslager, Frank Laudenslager, Shirley Spencer, Charles Laudenslager, Stanley Laudenslager and Sue Meuse. Viewing will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home Inc., 94 N. Center St., Canton. Services will follow at noon with Evangelist Eric Smith of Granville Center Church of Christ officiating. Interment will be in Pennsdale Cemetery. Towanda Daily Review - December 28, 2010


LEE Kenneth B
Former Speaker of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, State Republican Leader, and Civic Leader Kenneth B. Lee of Eagles Mere and 1900 Ravine Road, Williamsport, died at home on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, of melanoma after a brief illness.  He was born on Jan. 23, 1922, in Nauvoo, to Edward Lee and Evelyn Evans Lee. He attended elementary school in Wellsboro and Forksville and was a graduate of Elkland Township Vocational High School in Estella Class of 1940, Mansfield University Class of 1948 (varsity baseball and basketball) and Dickinson School of Law Class of 1950. He served as a B-24 pilot in World War II, stationed in Italy and maintained close friendships with his crew members throughout his life. His World War II experience was highlighted recently in the book Defenders of Freedom, a publication of the Williamsport Sun Gazette.  He is survived by his wife Marjorie Cole Lee of Meshoppen to whom he was married for over 66 years; five children, Susanne Lee, Scott Lee, Cole Lee (Suzanne Lee), Laura Lee (Peter Grina), Kenneth E. Lee; eight grandchildren, Graham Archer, Lauren Archer, Matthew Lee, Linsey Lee, Elizabeth Lee, Kristof Grina, Kelsey Lee, Katy Lee and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Fredrick Lee, Edward Lee; and sisters, Reva McVannon, Ida Ramsey, Irma White, and Gertrude Reed  Following graduation from law school he established a law practice in Sullivan County and practiced there for 35 years. He was the elected District Attorney of Sullivan County from 1953 to 1957. He was first elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1956 and served there for 18 years ultimately representing Sullivan, Wyoming, and Susquehanna counties. For 12 of those years he served in leadership capacities as Minority Leader, Majority Leader and as the Speaker of the House from 1967-68 and 1973-1974. In 1974 he ran unsuccessfully for Lieutenant Governor. During his legislative career he played a major role in the development of the modern Pennsylvania Legislature. He served on the Commission for Legislative Modernization and the 1968 Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention, established the House Ethics Committee and new ethics restrictions, and inaugurated the nation's first Legislative Data Processing Center. He also served as a member of the Joint State Government Commission, the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee, the Pennsylvania Commission on Interstate Cooperation, and the Pennsylvania General State Authority. He was a member and vice-president of the State Public School Building Authority as well as the Highway and Bridge Authority and a member of the Executive committee of the Republican State Committee. Following his retirement from the House of Representatives he continued his practice of law in Sullivan County first with Leonard Simpson and subsequently with Kenneth Levitzky. He also continued to be engaged in State government activities including as a Member of the Pennsylvania Crime Commission and PACE, the State prescription drug program, and as a delegate to a UN sponsored UNESCO conference in Kenya. During his retirement years he and Mrs. Lee wintered in Port St. Lucie, Fla. In addition to his service in Pennsylvania State Government, Mr. Lee was an active community leader. He served on the boards of trustees of Mansfield University, the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, and the Muncy Valley Hospital. He was a director of the First National Bank of Dushore and director and chairman of the Regional Board of the Northern Central Bank. He was an early developer of Ganoga Lake and a founding member of the Pennsylvania Bowhunters Festival, the Eagles Mere Conservancy, and the White Ash Land Association as well as a longstanding member of the Kettle Creek Fish and Game Club and the Eagles Mere Country Club. He was a member of Fox Hills Country Club, Eagles Mere and Dushore Fire Departments, the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce, the Dushore Lions Club, the Colley Grange, the Dushore American Legion, and the Lopez VFW. He will be remembered by family and friends for his passion for politics and golf and for his love of country. A private graveside service will be held at the Eagles Mere Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of his life to be held at the Eagles Mere Country Club on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011 from 2 to 4 p.m. with special remembrances at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in his name to MUF-Mansfield Way Scholarship Fund, 6 Beecher St., Mansfield, Pa. 16933 or to Setebaid Services, Inc., P.O. Box 196, Winfield, Pa. 17889-0196 for the support of camp programs for youth with Type 1 diabetes. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore.  Wellsboro Gazette - December 27, 2010


LINTERN Virginia L. "Jinny" Sneve
87, of Duluth died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 at St. Lukes's Hospital following a brief illness. She was born in Sayre Pa., the daughter of Emmett and Virginia Lintern and grew up in Towanda Pa., graduating from Towanda High School. She attended Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs N.Y. for three years. While in college she was introduced to her future husband Jack S. Sneve Jr. of Duluth by his sister Toodie, her roommate. She was married in February 1944 and had resided in Duluth since 1945. Virginia was a highly regarded insurance and antiques appraiser and conducted estate sales in the Duluth area for 27 years, retiring in 1996. She was a former member of Glen Avon Presbyterian Church and a current member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Over the years she was a member of the Jr. League of Duluth, the Duluth Women's Club, the Duluth Women's Republican Club, the Kitchi Gammi Club, was a Tweed Museum of Art Associate and a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband in May, 2006; they had been married 62 years.  She is survived by her daughter, Virginia "Jill" Patch of San Diego, Calif., (widow of Dan Patch of Duluth and San Diego); two sons, Jack "JackSun" (Anna Lujan) Sneve III of Duluth and Eric (Charlene) Sneve of St. Paul; two grandchildren, Susan Patch of San Diego and Steven Patch, U.S. Coast Guard, of Port Angeles, Wash.; a step-granddaughter, Cathy Danielson; sister, Helen (Wally) Harris of Sanford N.C.; several nieces and nephews and many friends.  A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Towanda Daily Review - December 27, 2010


LYMAN Jeffery Lewis Lyman [SRGP 19495]

age 46, of Tioga, PA, died unexpectedly Thursday, December 30, 2010 in Bradford County, PA. Jeffery was born July 23, 1964 in Camp Lejeune, NC, a son of Donald Andrew and Kay Roxine (Canfield) Lyman. He was the husband of Sheila Ann (Monigan) Lyman. Jeffery graduated from Mansfield High School in 1983, and received an Associate's Degree from Penn Tech. He was employed by R & T Mechanical as a welder. Jeffery was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose in Elkland, PA and enjoyed fishing, golfing with his dad, motorcycle riding with Sheila, and spending time with his grandchildren. Jeffery is survived by his wife, Sheila, his parents, Donald and Kay Lyman; two daughters, Nicole Lyman of Syracuse, NY, Cheryl Lyman of Elkland, PA; stepchildren, Christina Curry of Baltimore, MD, Samantha Curry of Euclaire, Wisconsin, Jeremy Monigan of Methuen, Mass.; two grandchildren, Wyatt and Seanna Roe Lyman, both of Elkland; two nieces, Kathleen and Amber Kent.  Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, January 3, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow at 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home with the Rev. Chris Schaefer officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Jeffery's memory to the Loyal Order of the Moose, Children's Fund, Main St., Elkland, PA 16920  Star Gazette - December 31, 2010


MacTAVISH Sarah (Sally) Ethel Gossie
died peacefully Saturday, December 18, 2010, at Sunset House in Dundee, NY. She was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on July 2, 1919, the daughter of the late Sidney and Alice MacTavish. She was educated in Pawtucket, RI. She married Mijo (Mudge) Gossie on July 19, 1941 in Pawtucket, RI. They moved to Corning in 1951 with Corning Glass Works. Mudge predeceased her in 1993. She is survived by her daughter, Beverly (Kent) Lewis of Bluffpoint, NY; and son, Albert (Denece) Gossie of Keuka Lake; grandchildren, Michael (Tammy) Gossie of Phoenix, AZ, Kristina Gossie of Bath, NY and Kent (Jodi) Lewis of Trumbull, CT with their two children, Allison and Jillian; one brother, Joseph MacTavish of Cranston, RI; and many nieces and nephews. Two grandchildren predeceased her, Tadd Lewis and Lisa Gossie; as well as three brothers, Sidney, Alfred and Benjamin. For many years Sally worked in the restaurant industry, including Sorges, The Lodge on the Green and the Hilton. She enjoyed life to the fullest, was known for her humor and always had a joke to tell. She excelled at cooking and enjoyed her flower gardens. Loving to spend time with her grandchildren, she and Mudge would often take them on little trips. She will be sadly be missed by all who knew and loved her. A member of Grace Methodist Church, Sally participated in many of the women's activities there in years past. There will be a Funeral Service on Tuesday, December 28, 2010, at Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E First St., Corning, NY at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Cathleen McConbe Turnbole presiding. The family will provide flowers. Memorial donations in Sally's memory may be sent to the Dundee Ambulance Service, 12 Union Street, Dundee, NY 14837, Arc of Steuben, 1 Arc Way, Bath, NY 14840 or to a Charity of One's Choice.  Star Gazette - December 24, 2010


MARUSARZ Nellie V. Skorusa
Age 86, died Monday December 20, 2010 at the Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home. Friends may call from 4-7 pm Wednesday (Dec. 22) at the BAIRD FUNERAL HOME, 36 Water Street, Dundee. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday (Dec. 23) from St Michaels Catholic Church, 312 Liberty Street, Penn Yan with Father Bob Ring officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee. Memorial contributions may be made to Dundee Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, 14837 or Penn Yan Manor 655 Liberty St. Penn Yan, 14527. Nellie was born September 18, 1924 in Springfield, Mass., the daughter of the late Joseph and Agnes Slzcek Marusarz. On Oct. 10, 1942 in Bradford, NY she married the late Walter Skorusa, who passed away on Feb. 25, 2006. She is survived by, 2 sons, Bernard J. (Karen) Skorusa of Bentley Creek, PA, John W. (Amanda Pallar) Skorusa of Penn Yan; 3 daughters Judy M. (Robert) Keller of Rochester, NY, Rebecca L. (Timothy) Whitman of Orangeburg, SC, Agnes S. (Keith) Woodard of Dundee; a brother Michael (Grace) Marusarz of Lakemont; 16 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by a son Michael "Moe" T. Skorusa in 1996, a daughter in law Tammy S. Skorusa in 2007, and 8 brothers, and 2 sisters.  Star Gazette - December 22, 2010


McINTOSH Richard C. McIntosh

66, of Hardscrabble Road, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011 at home.  He was a retired corrections officer and served in the U.S. Navy.  Survivors include his wife, Jean McIntosh of Addison; daughters Penny McIntosh of Corning, Kelly Clayton of Hornby; son Richard McIntosh of Corning; brothers Thomas McIntosh of Rocky Mount, N.C., James McIntosh of Blossburg, Pa. Arrangements are incomplete with H.P. Smith and Son, Inc. Funeral Home, Woodhull.  Corning Leader – January 2, 2011


McMAHON Helen Marie Manley

age 84, beloved spouse, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, of New Albany, Pa.,died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 at the Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa., with her loving family at her side.  Helen was born April 6, 1926 the only child of Charles and Nora Cavanaugh McMahon of Albany Valley. She graduated from the New Albany High School, a member of the class of 1943. She worked for GTE Sylvania and the WT Grant of Towanda, until her marriage to Walter L. Manley of Towanda, on Nov. 9, 1946. The recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary.  Helen and Walter farmed in Albany Valley until they purchased Manley's Garage in New Albany in 1965. In retirement they spent their winters in Florida. In her younger years, she and Walt enjoyed square dancing, reading and traveling.  Helen was a member of St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa., and a member of the Altar and Rosary Society.  Surviving are: her spouse, Walt, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, W. David and Reta Manley, New Albany, Pa., Burton and Shelia Manley, New Albany, Pa.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Bonnie and Michael Fox, New Albany, Pa., Joni and Brent Raupers, Ulster, Pa., Dina Peterson and Neal Gallagher, Tannersville, Pa.; eight grandchildren, Nichole (Angelo) Pedro, Wade (Jill) Manley, Kristin (Brad) Vasey, Natalie (Todd) Salsman, Casey (Mandy) Townsend, Karly Peterson, Kelsy Peterson, Keegan Peterson; seven great grandchildren, Jordan Salsman, Danelle Salsman, Nicholas Salsman, Connor Salsman, Maggie Goodrich, Cooper Manley, Layla Helen Manley. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 31, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, her pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil's Cemetery.  Friends may call on Thursday at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Members of IHM Altar and Rosary society will recite the Rosary at 3 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.  Towanda Daily Review - December 29, 2010


MISSEL Walter Missel
Walter Missel, age 89, of Tioga, PA, died Thursday, December 23, 2010 at his home. Walter was born September 21, 1921 in North New Jersey, a son of Ludwick and Bertha (Renn) Missel. He was a tool and die maker for American Can Co. before his retirement. Walter was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Tioga, and the American Legion Post # 0235, Tioga. He was an Army Air Corps veteran.  Walter is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Rodney and Carol Missel of Tioga; a daughter-in-law, Diane Missel of Rock Hill, SC; granddaughter, Jennifer Missel; a great grandson, Malcolm; three step grandchildren, and eleven step great grandchildren; a sister, Edith Kosciuch. Walter was predeceased by his wife, Alberta, a son, Walter Missel, Jr., and a brother, Frederick Richard Missel. A memorial service will be held at St. Andrews Episcopal Church 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.


MOORE Patricia M. Eaton
Age 77, of Ithaca and formerly Bath, NY, died on December 18, 2010 at Cayuga Ridge Nursing Home of Ithaca. Pat retired from Westinghouse Electric in Bath. She was predeceased by her husband William D. Eaton in 2002, and parents James and Edith Moore. Survivors include her brother, Franklin Moore of Dundee and Floral City, FL; sister and brother-in-law, BettyLou and Floyd Miller of Watkins Glen; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service for Pat will be announced later in the spring.   Star Gazette - December 25, 2010


MORAN Paul Francis Moran Sr.
82, of Princeton Junction, N.J., died on Dec. 25, 2010. He was born in Binghamton, N.Y. and lived his early years in Little Meadows, Pa., moving to Princeton Gardens, Princeton Junction, N.J. He was a son of William and Vola Hickey Moran. Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Marie Reisert; sons, Paul (Nancy) of Warren Center, Pa., Timothy (Merrily) of Bradenton, Fla.; daughters, Kathleen Moran McGurrin of Yardley, Pa., Anne Marie Moran Romanchuck (Michael) of Princeton Jct., N.J.; grandchildren, Alyson McGurrin of Yardley, Pa., Patrick McGurrin of Pittsburgh, Pa., Erin Moran and Katelyn Moran of Bradenton, Fla.; brother, Charles (Agnes) of Clifton, N.J.; sisters, Veronica Moran (Edward) Fechter of Millersville, Pa., Vola Moran Heath of Clarks Green, Pa. Paul graduated from Princeton High School Class of 1946. He worked at Conover & Emmons company in Princeton Jct. He sold to many contractors over the years in the central New Jersey area. He retired from Whittier Ruhle Millwork Company of Ridgefield, N.J., being a sales consultant for Anderson Windows and Morgan Products. He was the first junior fire chief of the Princeton Junction Fire Company and was a fireman for many years. He was a charter member of the Princeton Elks Lodge No. 2129, having served as the Exhaulted Ruler and was a state officer as vice president for his district. He was interviewed as a survivor of the Orson Welles (War of the Worlds) radio program on the 50th anniversary by New York Channel 11 and a Japan news station. Before his death he enjoyed spending time at his boyhood area in Little Meadows, Pa. A period of visitation to share memories of Paul will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Dec. 29 at the Mather Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer St., Princeton, N.J. The Princeton Elks Lodge No. 2129 will hold a service at 7 p.m. The funeral Mass will be held Friday, Dec. 31 at the parish community of St. Brigid at Friendsville, Pa. A period of visitation will be held at 10 a.m. and Mass will follow with his burial at St. Francis Cemetery, Friendsville. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent in Paul's memory to the Little Meadows Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 329, Little Meadows, PA 18830, Attn. Elton Winskie,  treasurer. Towanda Daily Review - December 28, 2010


MEYERS Candace Diann "Candy" (Meyers) Worden - 50, of 2488 Broadway St., Lakeland Fla., died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, at Lakeland Regional Memorial Hospital. Born July 2, 1960, in Wellsboro at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, she was the daughter of Karen Clark of Freeland and Richard and his wife, Bernice Meyers of Lakeland Fla. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School, received an associate’s degree in computer science from Lycoming Community College and was employed for the past 20 years at Pro Photo of Lakeland, as a computer technician. Candy loved her family, cats, and dogs. Surviving in addition to her parents, are her sisters, Tambria Davis of Lake Wales Fla., Amy Clark of White Haven; step-sisters, Brenda Johnson of Newtown Mo., Sharon Schoonover of Westfield, Jacqueline Ehrhart of Caledonia Mo.; step-brother, Dan Clark Jr. of White Haven; three nieces; two nephews; many step-nieces and nephews; aunts and uncles also survive. Memorial services were held Wednesday, Nov. 10, at Wayside Baptist Church, Lake Wales Fla. Burial was held at the convenience of the family.   Star Gazette - December 29, 2010

PERRY Norman Howard Perry

 age 75, born April 4, 1935, died on Dec. 26, 2010 at his home in Florida, after an extended illness. He was a long time resident of Owego, N.Y.  He was predeceased by his parents Percy (Pete) and Margaret (Gardinier) Perry and brothers Gerald and Robert Perry. He is survived by his wife, Ilona; brothers Wesley (Diane) Perry, William (Gail) Perry, Charles Perry, Richard (Cindy) Perry, Clifford Perry and John Perry; sisters Betty (Skip) Searfoss, Beatrice Hyatt, Jean (Gary) Rockwell, and Cheryl (Bruce) Zorn; his sons Norman (Wendy) Perry, Duane (Vicky) Perry, Jeffery Perry, and daughter Karen (Perry) Brink; also several nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He was an avid fisherman and hunter. A time of gathering with family and friends and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011 at the American Legion in Nichols, N.Y. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Sayre Morning Times - December 31, 2010

PEWTERBAUGH Doris B. Schrimp

Mrs. Doris Schrimp, 86, of Dushore, died on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Feb. 5, 1924, in Forksville, Pa., a daughter of Lewis and Inez Sampson Pewterbaugh. Doris was a Baker at the Sullivan County High School from 1968 to 1972 and was a cook at Dar-Way Nursing Home until the time of her retirement. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her main interests were cooking, gardening, reading and spending time with her family. Surviving her are: her daughters and sons-in-law, Betsy and David Melan, Lora and Leon Molyneux, and Peggy and Carl Molyneux; eight grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Eleanor Chatterton of Johnstown, N.Y. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Rebecca Ann Miller, in 1966. Friends and family are invited to call from 11 a.m. to noon on Monday, Jan. 3, at the Millview Wesleyan Church, Millview, Pa. Funeral services will be held at noon at the Millview Wesleyan Church, with the Rev. Matthew Pickering, her former Pastor, and Rev. Ervin Rhodes, her Pastor, officiating. Pallbearers will be: Leon Molyneux, Carl Molyneux, David Melan, Carl Scott Molyneux, Todd Molyneux, and Mark Jordan. Interment will immediately follow in the Millview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Millview Wesleyan Church, Rt. 87, Forksville, PA 18616.  Towanda Daily Review – January 1, 2011


POWELL Clarice I. (Powell) Simons
age 89, of Vestal, died on Dec. 27, 2010 at Good Shepherd Fairview Home, Binghamton, N.Y. She was born April 2, 1921, at Warren Center, Pa., a daughter of the late Rees and Corinne (Abell) Powell and graduated from Towanda High School in Towanda, Pa. in 1938, then attended Lowell's Business School in Binghamton. She was predeceased by her husband, Leslie Simons; and a granddaughter, Jill Marie Simons. She is survived by a daughter, Rita Peyser (Henry), Old Bethpage, N.Y., and their two daughters, Cheryl, San Francisco, Calif., Ilene, New York City; and a son, Ronald Simons (Sue), Vestal, N.Y., and their three children, Lynn Williams (Clay), Minoa, N.Y., Kristin Halpin (Jay), Syracuse, N.Y., and Michael, New York City; and a great-granddaughter, Mia Williams of Minoa. She is also survived by a sister, Carol Jones (Russell) of Warren Center, Pa., and a sister-in-law, Doris Simons of Wyalusing, Pa.; also several nieces, nephews and many good friends. She retired after 16 years with the Binghamton City School District at North Senior High School, was a member of the Vestal United Methodist Church, Johnson City Service Chapter No. 680 Eastern Star, and Vestal Senior Citizens. Funeral services will be held at noon on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 at Barber Memorial Home, 428 Main St., Johnson City, N.Y. Burial will be in Vestal Park Cemetery, 328 Main St., Vestal. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Dec. 30 at Barber Memorial Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Clarice's memory to the Vestal United Methodist Church, 328 Main St., Vestal, NY 13850, or Good Shepherd Fairview Home Living Care Fund, 80 Fairview Ave., Binghamton, NY 13904, where she received excellent care the last few years of her life. Towanda Daily Review - December 28, 2010

PUTNAM Margaret O'Grady (Putman) Phelps

Age 93, of Burdett, NY, died peacefully while surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility in Montour Falls, after an extended illness. The family will receive friends and relatives from 6-8pm at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Sunday, January 2, 2011. A funeral service will be held at 10:00am on Monday at the Burdett Presbyterian Church, Church St., Burdett; Pastor Richard K. Evans officiating; burial at Holy Cross Cemetery. Margaret was born in Gloversville, NY and is predeceased by her parents, James and Flossie Putman; first husband, George Waller O'Grady and second husband, Donald Phelps; brother, Frank Putman and sister, Doris Putman Robbins. She is survived by her daughters, Mary Jo O'Grady (Leo) Marks of Dansville, Kathleen O'Grady (Richard) Chiacchierini of Gaithersburg, MD, Maureen O'Grady (Ronald) Updike of Trumansburg, Martha O'Grady (Richard) Evans of Burdett; step-daughters, Lois Phelps (Richard) Brown of Burdett, and Donna Phelps Voss of Dryden; sister-in-law, Mary Ann O'Grady Ritzenthaler of Rochester; nine grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Margaret was a member and deacon of the Burdett Presbyterian Church and a long time communicant of St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church. She was a graduate of the Eastman Dental Dispensary of Rochester in 1938 and later received her B.S. from SUNY Cortland in 1974. She was a co-owner with her late husband, Waller O'Grady, of the Burdett Hardware Store and formerly Dental Hygienist and Health Education teacher for Watkins Glen Central School from 1956-1976. Margaret was a 4-H Leader for 20 years, Director of RSVP for Schuyler and Yates County; a 60 year member of the Burdett Wednesday Afternoon Club; and a charter member of the Beta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Honor Society of Women Teachers. Memorials may be made to the Watkins Glen Public Library, Burdett Presbyterian Church or Burdett Fire Department. Our family extends their special thanks and love to Mirla Hall, Mila and George Whiting and the many caring staff of the Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, Unit 2.  Star Gazette - December 31, 2010


SCHOONOVER Clinton Schoonover
38, of 10566 Ryers Creek Rd., Corning, NY, died Monday, December 20, 2010 at Absolut Care at 3 Rivers, Painted Post, NY.  Born in Corning, NY, December 1, 1972, he was the son of Clayton, Jr. & Belva Potter Schoonover. He attended West High School and was a self-employed painter. He is survived by his wife, Venusmaria Wright Schoonover & step-daughter, Caitlin Smith of Millport, NY; his sons, Mykal, Jacob, & Joshua Schoonover; his father & step-mother, Clayton & Margaret Schoonover of Corning, NY; his mother & step-father, Belva & Daniel Wilcox of Savona, NY; his sister & brother-in-law, Lorena & Gordon Buckley of Beaver Dams, NY; his step-brother, Marcus Cook of Horseheads, NY; his paternal grandmother, Gertrude Schoonover of Corning, NY; his maternal grandmother, Florence Potter of Savona, NY; aunts, uncles, & cousins. Friends may call Thursday, December 23rd, 6-8pm, at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY, where funeral services will be conducted immediately following visitation at 8:00pm.  Pastor Mary Upright will officiate. Burial will be in Woodhull Cemetery. Memorials will be received for Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.  Corning Leader - December 22, 2010



 89, of Coudersport, PA, died Saturday, January 1, 2011in the Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA.  Born May 28, 1921, in Colesburg, PA, she was the daughter of William and Mabel Clark Scott. Raised on Crandall Hill, she was a 1938 graduate of Coudersport High School.   On May 17, 1941, in Coudersport, she married Robert R. Barnett, who predeceased her in 1977. She and her husband were partners in Barnett Brothers Potato Farm for many years. She was a member of the Gold Baptist Church for 55 years, where she served as a Sunday school teacher and church treasurer, the Gold Missionary Society, and Eulalia Chapter, No. 148, OES, twice serving as Worthy Matron. Cille served as a literacy volunteer, Potter County Hospice volunteer, Cole Memorial Hospital volunteer, a Girl Scout Leader in Ulysses for 20 years, and as a dorm parent at the Indian Youth School in Holbrook, AZ from 1979 – 1980.  She was honored as Pennsylvania Mother of the Year in 1987. Her generosity and love were available to anyone through an open door.  Surviving are: a son, Jerry (Marcella) Barnett of Ulysses, PA; three daughters, Nancy (Dale) Erway of Genesee, PA, Sally (Charles) Helderman of Lemont, IL, and Judith (Kevin) Haroldson of Park Rapids, MN; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, James Barnett; two sisters, Ruth Brock and Florence Metzger; and two brothers, Kenneth Scott and John Scott.  Friends may call Tuesday, January 4, 2011 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.  An Eastern Star service will be held 4:15 PM Tuesday in the Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Wednesday in the Gold Baptist Church, with the Rev. Frank Mickle officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery at Five Corners, Hebron Township, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gold Baptist Church, 35 SR 449 North, Genesee, PA 16923 or the Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948.  Coudy News  - January 2, 2011


SHAAL David M. "Bo" Shaal
54, of Delaware, Ohio, died early Christmas morning, Dec. 25, 2010, at the Arbors of Delaware after a courageous eight-year battle with frontal temporal dementia. He was born April 23, 1956, in Washington, D.C. to David M. Shaal Jr. and Mary (Gearhart) Shaal. He was a 1974 graduate of Delaware Hayes High School and had attended the University of Connecticut. He was assistant plant manager in the stamping  department for Jefferson Industries Corporation in West Jefferson and had attended Asbury United Methodist Church. He was an avid collector of baseball cards and baseball memorabilia as well as playing baseball. He was a diehard Ohio State Buckeye, Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Browns fan. He also enjoyed golfing, camping, taking his girls to parks and baseball games and going on vacations to Ocean City, Md. and Florida. He loved playing softball for multiple men's and coed teams (along with his wife) over the years.  He is survived by his wife, of 22 years, Judy (Dunham); three daughters, Hannah, Jamie, and Addison, all at home; two sisters, Deborah (Bruce) Shaal Colvin of Delaware, Stephanie Bates of Russellville, Ark.; two brothers, Steven Schickle of Delaware, Ohio, John (Kelli) Shaal of Arizona; special niece, Kristin (Nick) Grimes of Ashley; special great-nephew, Michael Grimes; special nephew, Noel (Chrystal) Sparks; special great-niece, Ally; numerous other nieces and nephews; in-laws, R. James and Miriam Dunham of Wellsboro; brothers-in-law and families, Jim of Wellsboro, Peter of New Jersey and Bruce of Maryland. He was preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law, Carol Dunham; and a brother-in-law, Andrew Bates. The family will receive friends on Thursday, Dec. 30, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rodman Neeper Funeral Home, 1510 W. William St., Delaware, Ohio. Celebration of Life services will be held on Friday, Dec. 31 at 11 a.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, 55 W. Lincoln Ave., Delaware, Ohio, with the Rev. Jon Powers officiating. Contributions may be made to the Heritage Day Health Center at Willow Brook or the Humane Society of Delaware County; envelopes available at the funeral home. Wellsboro Gazette - December 27, 2010


SLADE - Mrs. Lydia A. Knapp, relict of B. Frank Knapp, died June 9 [1916] at her home in Troy, aged 82 years. She was a daughter of Philip and Laura [Watkins] Slade, her mother being the first child born in Columbia. She was a life-long member of the Baptist church. - Bradford Star, Thursday, June 15, 1916

SMITH W. John Smith

age 89, of Valois, NY died Monday, December 27th, 2010 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Friends and family may call from 2pm to 4pm on Friday, December 31, 2010 at Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119 Fifth St., Watkins Glen. His funeral will follow at 4pm at the funeral home. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Watkins Glen at the convenience of the family.  Memorials may be made in John's memory to the Valois, Logan, Hector Volunteer Fire Company, 5736 State Rte 414, Hector, NY 14841 or to Wags to Riches, 313 N. Franklin St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891. John was born in Watkins Glen, NY on February 16, 1921, the son of the late Willis John and Helen Estella (Piper) Smith. John graduated from Watkins Glen High School in 1940 after 12 years of never being tardy or missing a day of school from elementary through high school. He received his Associates Degree in Horticulture from Morrisville State College in 1942. John was president of his Alumni Class at Morrisville and made yearly trips to his reunions. He was employed at Remington-Rand from 1943 to 1961. He later retired in 1987 from the Village of Watkins Glen after 25 years of service. He enjoyed shopping, caring for his pets, and loved to visit with everyone. In addition to his parents John was predeceased by his cousin Beth McCarty. John is survived by his loving caregiver, Donna R. Wells and her son Bruce Wells, who John helped raise; his cousins, Tim and Lydia Mycheck and their children, Aaron and Matt; his friend Eric Leudell of Poughkeepsie; and his cat, Prince.   Star Gazette - December 30, 2010


SMITH Ronald Chester "Smitty" Smith Jr.
Age 40 of Millerton, PA died unexpectedly on December 17, 2010 at the Philadelphia Cancer Treatment Center of America surrounded by his loving family. Ron was born January 5,1970. Predeceased by his father Ronald C. Smith Sr. Survived by his son Eric Smith of Millerton, PA.; Eric's mother Tonya; Eric's grandparents Gary and Stefka Sherman of Elmira, N.Y.; his sister Teresa Cole, (Brian Deats), Lena and Jonathan of Millerton, PA. Ron was also survived by his surrogate parents Roger and Nan Burris of Milleron, PA.; Special caregivers John, Heather, Joey, and Rachele Sargeant. Dan, Beth, Kyle, and Roxanne Chamberlain, Smitty Team; his Uncle Marion and Aunt Mike of Elmira Heights, N.Y. Ron had many friends which he immensely enjoyed spending time with. He was a great friend to so many. Ron achieved many goals in his life. He was currently employed by Hilliard's as a CNC Machinist, prior to that he was employed by Hardinges for 20 years as a CNC Machinist. He was a certified welder. He graduated at Williamson High School in 1988. He was as wrestler, he received the Eagle Scout Award by The Boy Scouts of America. Ron loved the great outdoors, he was an avid hunter, enjoyed fishing, and camping. Services will be held at Roseville Baptist Church at 2 pm on January 5,2011. Pastor Umstead is officiating.  Star Gazette - December 28, 2010


SNIDER Tammy Snider

Miss Tammy Snider, age 42, of Lopez, Pa., died on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 at the Highlands Care Center, in Laporte, Pa.  Burial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., with Hieromonk Michael Thier, pastor of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Church, officiating. Interment will be in St. Vladimir's Cemetery, Lopez, Pa.  Towanda Daily Review – January 1, 2011


SWARTHOUT Candice Swarthout

age 39, of Elmira died on Monday, December 27, 2010, with her family by her side, after her struggle with Lupus. Candice was born in Urbana, NY on April 29, 1971, the daughter of Lee R. and Charlotte (Allen) Swarthout. Candice received her master’s degree in Sports Medicine after attending Robert Wesleyan of Rochester, Corning Community College, and Long Island University in Brooklyn where she graduated salutatorian of her class. In 1989, Candice placed 4th in the 200 meter at the New York State track and field games. She also holds the record at Robert Wesleyan for the most points achieved at one track and field event. Candice spent time in London for a work study program where she was able to teach young children in track and field, with time to learn and play rugby. Along with her parents Lee and Charlotte Swarthout, Candice is survived by her two daughters: Anna Vanderwark and Nadia Powers, two sisters: Cassandra Swarthout and Christine Swarthout, nephew and niece: Taylor Abernathy and Mersadi Swarthout. Calling hours will be Saturday, January 8th from 1-4 PM at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, where a memorial service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with Reverend Ted Brennan officiating.   In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to Anna Vanderwark & Nadia Powers College Fund, c/o Attorney John McCarthy, 12 Pulteney Sq., Bath NY 14810.  Corning Leader – January 2, 2011


TAFT Katherine M. Fervan of Yorktown, NY died on December 23, 2010 at Hudson Valley Hospital Center she was 70 years old. Mrs. Fervan worked for the Yorktown Central School District for 35 years as a food service worker before retiring in 1995. Katherine was born September 20, 1940 to Frank and Winifred (Rice) Taft in Big Flats, NY. She attended school in Horseheads, NY. On March 20, 1964 she was married to Robert Fervan in Avoca, NY. They moved to Yorktown in 1966. Kathy will be remembered by hundreds of students for her work in the cafeteria of Mildred E Strang Middle School and Yorktown High School. She is survived by her husband Robert L. Fervan, her son Robert Fervan Jr., her daughter-in-law Nicole (Sporin) Fervan, and her grandsons Ethan and Andrew Fervan all of Yorktown. The family asks that in lieu of flowers please make a donation in Katherine's memory to Yorktown Volunteer Ambulance Corps or a charity of your choice.  Star Gazette - December 29, 2010


VITT Elizabeth "Bette" McFall
55, of Galeton, PA, died Saturday, December 18, 2010 in North Carolina. Born January 18, 1955, in Mt. Holly, NJ, she was the only child of the late Charles and Mildred (Shoemaker) Vitt. She graduated from Moorestown High School in New Jersey and from the Philadelphia College of Fine Arts with a 5 year Woodworking Degree. She was married to Steven L. McFall, who survives. Betty worked in tech support at Time Warner Cable in North Carolina. She was a member of the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church in Gaines. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are three sons, Jeremy, Zachary, and Alex, all of Galeton; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church, Gaines, on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. with a Memorial Service following at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. David Shultz will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society . Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton.  Star Gazette - December 22, 2010


WATKINS Thomas E. Watkins
82 of Mechanicsburg died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010. Born May 25, 1928, in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Harry and Edna (Keagle) Watkins. Thomas was a graduate of Blossburg High School and a member of Mansfield Methodist Church. Surviving is his wife, Barbara Ann Watkins; five children Bruce Watkins, Mary Beth Watkins, James Watkins, Laurie Johnson all of Mechanicsburg, Judy Watkins of Franklintown; two sisters Joan Yoder of Arnot, Shirley Ogden of Blossburg; as well as six grandchildren. Services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Wellsboro Gazette - December 23, 2010

WHITE Robert White

Robert White, 73, Van Etten, died Thursday, December 30, 2010, at home. Funeral services on Sunday, January 2, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer. Calling hours 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. before service.   Star Gazette – January 1, 2011


WILES Ian J. Wiles

Ian J. Wiles, 25, of Athens Twp., Pa., came into this world in his mother's loving arms on April 17, 1985, and died on Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 28, 2010, into the arms of the Lord. He was born at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre with a blood disorder known as Thalassemia which he battled his entire life. Ian, through his heroic strength, was an inspiration to all and touched numerous lives from his birth throughout his illness, until the day he died. Ian was inspired to help others who fought the same condition.  He was a graduate of Athens Area High School Class of 2003 and played saxophone in the Athens High School band. He achieved the honor of Eagle Scout and was a member of Boy Scout Troop 1 in Athens and continued to be active in the scouting program. After graduating from high school, Ian continued his education at College Misericordia in Dallas, Pa., in the Physical Therapy Program and was currently enrolled at Broome Community College in Binghamton, N.Y. His goal was to work with and provide therapy for young children. He was a member of the Physical Therapy Association. Ian's love for family was paramount in his life and he enjoyed spending time with them fishing and camping. Ian had a tremendous passion for music and enjoyed playing with his band, The Redeyes, in which he played guitar with his brother Nathan and best friends. Ian will also be remembered as a devoted diehard Phillies, Eagles and Penn State fan. His death brings tremendous loss to his loving family and many friends and he will be deeply missed. He is survived by his loving and dedicated family: his parents, Ronald E. and Theresa A. Ciarmatori Wiles; brother, Nathan Tye Wiles, who is a student at Penn State University, Main Campus; sister, Abby Elizabeth Wiles at home; maternal grandmother, Corrine Ciarmatori of Exeter, Pa.; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and many special friends, including his girlfriend, Tara Maziarz of Butler, Pa. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Libro Ciarmatori, and paternal grandparents, Howard and Emma Wiles. The family will receive friends from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. A celebration of Ian's life will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with Pastor Mark Waters officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.   Towanda Daily Review - December 30, 2010

WION Shannon M. Davis

Age 32 of Elmira, NY, formerly of Kideon, OH, died on December 21, 2010. There will be no calling hours. Private funeral service and interment in Beech Mennonite Cemetery in Starch County, OH will be at the convenience of the family. Shannon is survived by a brother, Brennan Wion. Predeceased by her parents, James and Miriam (Sommers) Wion.    Star Gazette - December 30, 2010


? Angeline B. Moore, 90, died December 22, 2010 at Founders Pavilion. She retired from Corning Glass Works as a lab technician and also was a teletypist for JC Penney in Corning. She is survived by her daughter, Irene (Ross) Williams of Big Flats, NY; son, Richard D. Moore of Corning; granddaughter, Kristen (Cody) Kole and their son, Jaden of Kennesaw, GA; grandson, Jason (Stephanie) Moore with their son, Kaleb of Naples, FL; granddaughter, Kalie Moore of Delhi, NY; several sisters-in-law and many nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends at Acly-Stover Funeral Home, Corning on Tuesday, January 4, 2010 from 5-6 p.m.  Services will follow at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning.  Star Gazette – January 2, 2011


? SWEET Cynthia Sweet

Age 53, died unexpectedly on December 15, 2010 at home. She is survived by her husband of 35 years Kevin Sweet; daughter Tara Rouille; 3 grandchildren, Alexander, Austin and Victorya. Also surviving are 2 sisters, Anne Redman and Roberta McCartney; beloved nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, January 2, 2011 at Pennsylvania Ave United Methodist Church in Pine City at 2:00 p.m.  Star Gazette – December 30, 2010




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