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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Clippings, Obituary,  & Scrapbook Section

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga 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 Two
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..


ALLEN Lily Elizabeth Allen Ackley

84, well known resident of Macedonia, Towanda RR 2, Pa., died Monday morning, January 3, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Lily was born in Hartford, Conn., on April 3, 1926, the daughter of the late Edwin and Mary Fromherz Allen. She moved to the Wysox area with her parents when she was a teenager and assisted them in the operation of their business, the Good Luck Inn Cottages in Wysox. On Aug. 28, 1948, Lily married Willard Frank Ackley at the Wysox Presbyterian Church. In early years, Lily was employed by Alpine Dry Cleaners in Wysox and was later employed by the Towanda School Cafeteria for a number of years. Lily and her husband Willard owned and operated several businesses in the Wysox area and established Ackley's Campground now known as Riverside Acres in Macedonia. They also owned and operated their school bus business serving the Towanda Area School District for over 40 years until their retirement. Lily was an active member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church where she was a member of the church choir and participated in various church activities. She was a member of Wysox Rebekah Lodge No. 443, Towanda Area Senior Citizens and the local Red Hats Society. Lily also served as a volunteer for functions in support of the Wysox Volunteer Emergency Medical Services for many years. Lily enjoyed camping, traveling, taking bus trips with friends, flower gardening and collecting ceramic frogs. She is survived by her children: Pamela Irene Nelson and her husband Keavin of Hellertown, Pa., Kenneth A. Ackley and his wife Diane of Macedonia, Timothy C. Ackley and his fiancé Donna Partridge of Macedonia; grandchildren: Brandon, Caitlin, Joshua and Cody, a great-granddaughter, Alexis Ackley; sister-in-law, Marjorie Benjamin of Wysox; brothers-in-law: Ken Sypult of Norfolk, Va., Jim Dixon of Macedonia; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Willard Frank Ackley on Nov. 14, 2003 and by sisters, Marion Layland and Joan Sypult. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2010 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Russell S. Duncan, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church, officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Wysox Rebekah Lodge will hold a service of remembrance at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Wysox Rebekah Lodge No. 443 in care of Margaret Montgomery, RR 2 Box 168, Wysox, PA 18854 or to Wysox Volunteer Emergency Medical Services, Box 302, Wysox, PA 18854 in Lily Elizabeth Allen Ackley's memory.  Towanda Daily Review - January 4, 2011 


ANDREWS Herbert J. Andrews Jr.

Age 85, of Elmira, NY,  died peacefully with his loved one's by his side on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at his home. Herbert was born on May 30, 1925 in Candor, NY, son of the late Herbert Sr. and Ruth (Hollenbach) Andrews. Herbert served our country honorably in the US Army during WWII. He retired from A&P Plant in Horseheads after many years of service as a security officer. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his friends. He will be missed by those that knew him. Herbert was predeceased by his siblings, Glenn, Rodney, and Harold. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, January 11, 2011 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A remembrance service will follow at 7 p.m. Interment will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery in Candor, NY, at the convenience of his family.   Star Gazette – January 9, 2011


BABCOCK Beverly “Becky” J. Babcock

50, of Lockwood, N.Y., died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at home, following an extended illness.  She was born Dec. 23, 1960 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of Russell and Beverly J. Zurn Babcock Sr.  Becky worked at Radio Shack on Elmira St. for three years, Williams Oil/Dandy Mini Mart in sales for four years, and was a healthcare provider for anyone who needed it. She enjoyed watching and going to the races (Tony Stewart was her favorite driver) and she loved football, enjoyed being outdoors, swimming, and fishing. Becky was a very caring and loving person, willing to help anyone at any time, and she will be missed by all those who knew and loved her.  Becky is survived by her spouse of 25 years Joseph Carnrike, Jr.; children Dean P. Morley III and Sara Ling of Athens, Pa., and Christine and David Hadlock of Barton, N.Y.; grandchildren Rebecca, Kayia, Isaiah, Maddison, Arra, Camden, Ryder, and Lil Philli; mother Beverly J. Zurn Babcock of Virginia Beach, Va., father Russell Babcock, Sr. of Athens, Pa., siblings and in-laws Russell and Tina Babcock, Jr. of Chesapeake, Va., Jeff and Teri Babcock of Virginia Beach, Va., Linda Cox and Gary Phelps of Chesapeake, Va., and John and Kendra Babcock of Athens, Pa., best friends Grace Harbst of Athens, Pa., Debbie Zurn of Waverly, N.Y., Joyce Newman of Athens, Pa.; and many more, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  A memorial service will be held at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa., on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Wesley Nichols from the Word of Faith officiating Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Becky’s memory to Jay E. Lowery Funeral and Cremations Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA 18810 to help offset the funeral costs.  Sayre Morning Times – January 5, 2011


BAGLEY Norene E. Thomas

age 87, of North Brock Street, Sayre, Pennsylvania, died Friday, December 31, 2010 at the Bradford County Manor. She was born August 14, 1923 in Binghamton, New York, the daughter of the late Willard and Jessi Camp Bagley.  A 1942 graduate of Sayre High School, she worked for many years as the Office Manager at Grants. She was a lifelong member of the Church of the Redeemer Episcopal Church in Sayre where she was a member of the St. Mary's Alter Guild.  Betty is predeceased in death by her husband Cedric J Thomas of Sayre and her sister Susan Soloman Grooms.  She is survived by her sister Lois Bagley Horn and her husband John R Horn, a dear niece Susan Yale Lantz and numerous other nieces and nephews, and great nieces and great nephews.  Services will be held at the Church of the Redeemer in Sayre, Saturday January 8th at 11:00am. Anyone wishing to make a remembrance to Betty, please give to the Church of the Redeemer, 201 S Wilbur Ave Sayre, Pa 18840, in her name. Her vivacious personality and sense of humor will be sorely missed.  A time for gathering with family and friends will be announced at a future date in the Morning Times by the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York.   Funeral Home Obituary – January 4, 2011


BAILEY Ramona M. Sebring

Age 96, formerly of Wayne, NY, died Thursday, January 6, 2011, at Fred & Harriett Taylor Health Center in Bath, NY.  amona was born January 19, 1914 in the town of Tyrone, NY, the daughter of the late Edson J. and Lettie B. Disbrow Bailey.  She graduated from Dundee High School in 1933.  On December 31, 1940, in Tyrone, NY she married the late Samuel R. Sebring; he passed away on October 11, 1972.  She was employed as a Field Representative by the Steuben County Office of the Ageing out of Bath, NY, until her retirement in 1994.  Mrs. Sebring was a long time member of the Dundee United Methodist Church, a Past Matron of Tyrone Chapter # 612 Order of the Eastern Star, Past District Deputy Grand Matron of the Chemung-Schuyler-Tioga District of the Order of the Easter Star; and a Past Master of the Former Crystal Valley Grange # 1503.  She is survived by a son Murl L. (Claudia) Sebring of Savona, NY, a daughter Nancy S. (Richard) Bentley of Canandaigua, NY; 4 grandchildren Bethany Sebring of Keene, NH, Brice Sebring of Corning, NY, Sheri (Kevin) Best of Charlotte, NC, and Kelly (Sean) Marks of Clarksburg, MD; 3 great grandchildren Hannah Sebring, Rowan and Declan Marks; a sister in law Betty Bailey of Penn Yan; and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by 2 brothers Howard E. Bailey in 1995, and Spencer D. and his wife Natalie Bailey both in 2004.   Corning Leader – January 8, 2011


BARDO Georgianna M. Hartzel

93, of 1742 Dutch Hollow Road, Jersey Shore, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010 in the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Born July 16, 1917, in Jersey Shore, she was the daughter of Rev. Robert P. Stapleton and the former Harriet Bardo. Georgianna was preceded in death by her husband Ray L. Hartzel, Jan. 13, 1984. Ray was employed by the Jersey Shore Steel Co. for many years. For 64 years she was a member of the Fort Antes DAR, was a Regent of the Fort Antes DAR from 1960-1964, and was Registrar and Secretary for the DAR for many years. She was employed by J.C. Penney as a bookkeeper and secretary for many years. Georgianna was a direct descendent of Colonel John Henry Antes and was a longtime member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. She was actively involved with the Lock Haven State College Library and the Jersey Shore Library, also serving on the Library Board from 1984-2007. Her hobby was her flower garden; it was a showplace. She donated a massive library on genealogy belonging to her father, Rev. Robert P. Stapleton (also a genealogist) to the Penn State Library. Georgianna was a loved mentor to many DAR members and interested in their heritage. Surviving are two granddaughters, one great-granddaughter, one great-great-granddaughter, and her son-in-law, George H. Fulboam. Georgianna was preceded in death by her daughter, Rita A. Fulboam, Dec. 7, 2010.  Memorial services and burial in the Jersey Shore Cemetery will be announced at a later date. Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore, is in charge of arrangements.  Williamsport Sun Gazette – January 3, 2011


BARNER Elizabeth B. Bresee

died peacefully in her sleep on Jan. 3, 2011. She was 99 years old.  She was a respected and well-loved educator, churchwoman, wife and mother known to many. She is survived by Clyde Bresee, her husband of 69 years, and her children Jerome Bresee and Catherine Bresee Shannon.  She was born Elizabeth Julia Barner on April 17, 1911, in Wysox Township on a farm on Shores Hill. Her father farmed, but also worked in the Lehigh Valley shops as an air brake technician. The eldest of four children, she graduated as valedictorian from Towanda High School, and was second in her 1932 graduating class at Mansfield State Teachers' College.   In 1941, she married Clyde Bresee, a teacher at Ulster High School. She continued to teach at Ulster High School when Clyde entered the Army in 1943. Clyde was discharged in 1946 and the couple moved from Ulster to Athens when they both accepted teaching positions at Athens High School. The two taught there together until Elizabeth became pregnant in 1950 with her first child, who died at birth. She again interrupted her teaching career in 1953 to raise two children, returning to teaching at Athens High School in 1962 where she remained until her retirement.  As a teacher, she was considered gifted, and was highly respected. Her students found themselves well prepared for college-level work and often returned to tell her so. She was equally at home teaching the exceptional and the average. Her rare ability to find ways to allow every student to experience success in some form made her exceptionally effective, and her students loved her for this.  Following her retirement she remained active as a member and secretary of the board of directors of the Spalding Memorial Library in Athens and the Bradford County Library. A member of the Methodist Church since childhood, she was active in the Athens United Methodist Church well into her 90s, holding leadership positions in the Sunday School and the United Methodist Women.  Throughout her life she read avidly and widely, consuming hundreds of books in the course of a year. Her quiet manner masked her lively intellectual curiosity. She amassed a large collection of books of literature, poetry, history, travel and art and was frequently asked to review one of these for various literary and civic groups in the Valley. She also left behind two unpublished volumes of her own poetry.  A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8, at Lowery's Funeral Home in Athens. Family and friends are invited to call beginning at 2 p.m. Private burial services will be held at a later date.   In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Elizabeth's memory to the Athens United Methodist Church, 188 S. Main St., Athens, PA 18810.  Towanda Daily Review – January 6, 2011



Age 90 of Elmira, NY died on Sunday, January 2, 2011. At the family's request there will be no calling. A graveside service will be held at Beth Moses Cemetery New York, NY on Wednesday January 5, at 11am. Nathan was predeceased by his parents Philip and Fannie and brother Harry.   Star Gazette – January 4, 2011


BRIGGS Helen Mae Butler

 84 of Morris, died at home Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011.  The daughter of Bert and Constance (Trix) Blackwell Briggs, Helen was born May 14, 1926, in Morris.  A lifelong resident of the area, she graduated from Wellsboro High School, and worked at A&P as a clerk and for the USPS as a rural mail carrier. Helen was a member of the Morris United Methodist Church, as well as the NRA and the Morris Rod and Gun Club. She enjoyed hunting and fishing.  She is survived by her husband, Llewellyn whom she married Nov. 22, 1972; two daughters, Edie May of Wellsboro, Elthea Maust of Florida; a sister, Mary Woodson; four grandchildren, Jody Bartlett (Betty) of Blossburg, Michael Bartlett of Bristol, Brandie Adamson (Matthew) of Levittown, Jesse May (Christianne) of Charlotte, N.C.; many dear nieces and nephews; and a lifelong friend, Elthea Broughton of Morris. Helen was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Robert, Burton and Irving Briggs.  A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. Donations in her name may be made to: the Morris United Methodist Church, or the American Cancer Society , Tioga County Unit, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, Pa. 17701. Arrangements by the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St. Wellsboro, a "Life Celebration Home."   Wellsboro Gazette – January 3, 2011 


BUCHANAN Ella Jane "Bucky" Buchanan-Rozengota

Age 90, of 1231 North Hoffman Road, Elmira, NY died December 27, 2010 at the Cortland Regional Hospital, Cortland, NY, after a very long battle with Dementia, with her son James and her grandson Justin at her side, and her very special RN friend, Mary (Norma Jean) Morrison and Mrs. Luciel Sopp. Ella Jane was the daughter of the late George and Verna Buchanan. She was born on August 20, 1920 in Elmira. Ella Jane was predeceased by her loving husband of 62 years, Joseph Rozengota and her baby brother Robert George Buchanan and her very close friend and travel companion Elizabeth Ridell. Ella Jane was survived by her loving son James Rozengota and Susan, a daughter, Joan Belin and Areil, daughter Helen May and Meral, grandchildren James, Mark, Matthew, Patrick, Joseph and Justin Rozengota, Charles, Chrisdee and Brandy Mick, Loren and Danny Belin, her wonderful niece Susan Rozengota Olthof who took care of mothers cats and loving and missed great grandchildren Andrea and Matthew Rozengota of Elmira, and her fellow classmate and RN nurse and great friend of "Bucky's" for 72 years, Mrs. Norma McFarland of Salmon, Idaho. Ella Jane will best be remembered for her unending love to her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and the "cats". She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and was at one time the Regent of the local DAR Chapter, and she has the DAR Insignia on her headstone and the DAR Pin on her burial dress, also was a member of "The Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars". She also did volumes of work as a genealogist at the Chemung County Historical Society and the Elmira Library. Ella Jane lived her life for her children and sacrificed much for them and other's. The Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. is handling the funeral services which will remain private and closed. If you remember my mother, a note to her home would be greatly appreciated, James.  Star Gazette – January 5, 2011


BUINICKI Stanley I. Buinicki

age 87, of Painted Post, died on Sunday, January 2, 2011, at Corning Hospital. Stanley was born March 9, 1923 in Medway, MA. He is the son of the late Ignac and Josephine Buinicki. He married Jeanette Raney on October 17, 1953. He was predeceased by his wife December 13, 1993. A longtime resident of Franklin, MA, he retired from General Motors in Framingham, MA. Stanley served his country during WWII in the Navy on the Brownson Destroyer in the Pacific. As an avid hunter and fisher, when he retired, he and his wife Jeannette moved to upstate New York in 1988. He enjoyed many seasons of hunting, actually getting a deer in November 2010. He is survived by one daughter, Teresa (John) Phelan of Painted Post; and son, Steven (Jessica) Buinicki of Franklin, MA. He was predeceased by his daughter, Nancy J. M. Buinicki. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter-Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall St., Addison 14801 on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral Service honoring Stanley's life will be held on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 10 a.m. with Father Connor officiating. Burial will immediately follow in St. Catherine's Cemetery, Addison.  Star Gazette – January 4, 2011


CHREPTAK John Chreptak

San Francisco, CA died December 24, 2010.  He was born on April 25, 1934 in LeRoy, son of the late Michael and Catherine Chreptak. He graduated from Troy High School and soon after joined the Army. He lived and worked in Washington DC for a time and also in Chester, PA before locating in San Francisco. He enjoyed reading and had a love for the outdoors.  He is survived by sisters: Mary (Glen) Bailey, Troy, Fannie (Shir) Shih, Elmira, NY, Rose Chreptak, Horseheads, NY, Eva (Jerry) Hawthorne, Granville Summit, Cathy Wilson, Sayre, Ann Parker, Elizabethton, TN, Pauline (Tom) Whipple, Horseheads, NY, Pat (Dave) Wright, Canton, and Sue Woodard, Sayre; brothers Steve (Kay) Chreptak, Tampa, FL, Michael Chreptak, Holiday FL, and Paul Chreptak, Elmira, NY.  John was predeceased by his parents Michael and Catherine Chreptak and brother Adam Chreptak.  Arrangements are incomplete at this time. A memorial service will be at a future date.  Canton Sentinel – January 8, 2011


CUTTING Ava Elise Cutting is safe in the arms of Jesus, asleep on His gentle breast; our little one is cradled, peacefully at rest.  Baby Ava, daughter of Pastor Calvin Joseph and Amber Mechell (Akers) Cutting of Canton, Pa., was called to her heavenly home Jan. 4, 2011.  In addition to her loving parents, she is survived by: a brother and sister, Isaac Joseph and Karis Mechell Cutting; maternal grandparents, Debra and Donald Akers of Ringgold, Ga.; paternal grandparents, Jody and Chandler Cutting of Elizabethtown, Pa.; maternal great-grandmothers, Odessa Quinn of Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., and Eula Lundsford of Ringgold, Ga.; paternal great-grandparents, Linda and Richard Cutting of Rushford, N.Y. and Rose and Ralph Cox of Fillmore, N.Y.; aunts and uncles, Phillip (Kristen) Akers of Okinawa, Japan, Nathan (Kristy) Akers of Ringgold, Ga., Jacob (Shannon) Cutting of Hershey, Pa., Emily Cutting and Joel Cutting both of Elizabethtown, Pa.; and four cousins, Leah, Natalie, Caleb and Alanna.  Services will be private. The family suggests your consideration of a memorial in Ava's name to The Fellowship Bible Church's Adoption Fund, 121 Mud Creek Road, Troy, PA 16947. The Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Dr., Canton is assisting the family with arrangements.  


FROST Josephine M. Roupp (Frost) Miles

Age 62, of Mainesburg, PA, died Thursday, January 6, 2011 at her home. Josephine was born March 9, 1948 in Blossburg, PA, a daughter of Leonard "Curly" and Irene (Woodard) Frost. She was the wife of Kenny J. Miles. Josephine and her husband owned Garry's Tire Service, Mansfield, PA. She loved horses and photography. Josephine is survived by her husband, Kenny; two sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Virginia Roupp of Mainesburg, PA, Bradley and Kristi Roupp of Tioga, PA; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marcile and Eric Ellsworth of Alba, PA, Veronica and Willy Merrick of Covington, PA; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Kathy Frost of Mainesburg, PA, Clifford and Shirley Frost of Mansfield, PA; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Lorretta and James Roupp of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Arlene Williams of Gillett, PA. Josephine was predeceased by a daughter, Laura Lancaster, and a sister, Eleanor Hutcheson. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, January 10, 2011 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Josephine's memory to the Patterson Cancer Center, 1001 E. 2nd St., Coudersport, PA 16915.  Star Gazette – January 7, 2011  


GUTHRIE Kenneth L. Guthrie

80, of Springfield, passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at the Troy Community Hospital.  Ken was a lifetime resident of the Springfield community with his wife, Edna L. (Clark) Guthrie. The couple married July 3, 1954 and had 55 ½ happy years together.  Ken was born on Feb. 10, 1930, in Springfield, son of the late Lewis "Tink" and F. Evelyn (Bourdette) Guthrie. He was a graduate of Troy High School, Class of 1947. He was the shop foreman for Canton Manufacturing. Since his retirement in 1995 he has enjoyed gardening and being the "fix-it" person for anyone who needed his help. He liked working on cars and lawn mowers, and would fabricate parts and pieces to make the machinery work. Ken loved his antique Farmall tractor and would be seen driving it in parades in the area.  Ken is survived by his loving wife, Edna; his children, Aaron (Karen) Guthrie of Litchfield, Pa., and Karen (Joe) Zug of West Chester, Pa.; his grandchildren, Clayton and Jacob Zug, Alyssa and Kendra Guthrie; his brothers, Tom (Cheryl) Guthrie and their children, Greg and Kelly, and Clarence "Ozzie" (Sally) Guthrie and their children, LuAnn and Terri; his sisters-in-law, Betty Brown and Lois Clark; along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Ken was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers-in-law, Willard Brown and Robert Clark.  Ken's wishes were to have a private funeral service and burial. Family and friends are welcome to gather at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 at the Springfield Baptist Church, 3093 Springfield Road, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., for a time of fellowship, food, and sharing memories of Ken.  Memorial contributions may be made in Ken's memory to the Leona United Methodist Church Building Fund C/O Denise Fusner 900 Porter Road, Troy, PA 16947.  Towanda Daily Review – January 5, 2011


HARVEY Harry V. "Bear" Harvey III

Our hearts still ache in sadness, and secret tears still flow, what it meant to lose you, no one will ever know…Harry V. "Bear" Harvey III, 41, of State Line Road, Nichols, died on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011.  Bear was born on Feb. 24, 1969 in Johnson City, N.Y., a son of Joyce Haus and the late Harry V. Harvey II. He was a graduate of Tioga Central High School and received his diesel mechanics certificate from BOCES. Bear enjoyed spending time as a gunsmith and was owner of Harry's Hilltop Gun Shop. He treasured the time being surrounded by mother nature's greatest gifts, whether it was hunting, fishing, riding horses or being on the farm.   Bear is survived by his wife, Linda Spencer Harvey; daughter, Rebecca Goodwin; his mother, Joyce Harvey and Don Merrill; sisters, Holly (Greg Pollock) Harvey; Charade (Joseph) Kittle; Lisa Harvey; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends also survive. Bear was predeceased by his father, Harry V. Harvey II, on Nov. 29, 2001; his maternal grandparents, M. Marie and Jacques Babcock; paternal grandparents, Harry Harvey and Doris Short.  A time of remembering the special gift Bear was to all of us will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held from 2 p.m. until the time of the service at 4 p.m. on Tuesday.  Friends who wish may kindly consider a card of remembrance to the family, Mrs. Linda Harvey, 1935 Stateline Rd., Nichols, NY 13812. "If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, we'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again."  Towanda Daily Review – January 10, 2011


HERGESHEIMER Karen Anne Streich

age 64, of 6 Airport Road, Dushore, Pa., died on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 at the Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa., with her loving family at her side.  Karen was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Aug. 13, 1946, a daughter of the late Frank and Anne Moore Hergesheimer. She graduated from St. Hubert's High School, a member of the class of 1964. She married Donald P. Streich of Philadelphia, Pa., on Jan. 9, 1965. They would have celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary this past Sunday. She worked as a nurse's aide at Torresdale Hospital and at Holy Redeemer Hospital in Abington. She later worked as a secretary for P.A.T.H. and Dr. Fronton of Philadelphia. They retired to Sullivan County in 1994.  Karen was a member of Maternity B.V.M. Church, Philadelphia, Pa., and the Torresdale Civic Association.  Surviving are: spouse, Don, at home; son, Donald J. Streich, Dushore, Pa.; daughters, Sherry (John) Pettit, Philadelphia; brother, Ira (Cassie) Hergesheimer, Philadelphia; sisters, Ella (Louis) Cloren, Hatfield, Pa.; two grandchildren, John and Stephen Pettit; and several nieces and nephews.    Funeral services will be held at Our Lady of Calvary Church in Philadelphia with Interment in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, Langhorne, Pa.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. The family will provide the flowers and request that memorial contributions be sent to the Dushore Fire and Ambulance Co., P.O. Box 1, Dushore, PA 18614.  Towanda Daily Review – January 10, 2011  


JOHNSON William Dale Johnson, Sr. "Bill"

age 79, New Market, TN (formerly from Watkins Glen, NY) died Dec. 20, 2010. He was born on May 16, 1931 in Tioga, PA to parents Edward and Arlene (Wilsey) Johnson. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Thelma (Miller) Johnson; sons, Edward (Rose) Johnson, New Market, TN and William (Sue) Johnson Jr, California; daughter, Pam Palmer, Odessa, NY; sister, Elaine (David) Fuller, Wellsboro, PA; brother-in-law, Loren Locey, Wellsboro, PA; close family friends, Ronnie, Carolyn, Tony and Vicki Simpson; two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces/nephews. He was preceded in death by sister, Marlene Locey. William retired from Coming Inc. and received his 50 year service award in 2000. He served in the US Army in Germany and was honorably discharged in 1960 with the rank of Corporal. He is a member of the VFW, Post 524. Arrangements are being made at Fielden's Funeral Home in New Market, TN. A memorial service will be held at a future date at the family's convenience. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association .  Star Gazette – January 5, 2011


JONES Betty Ann Carey

Betty Ann Carey, 77, of Sayre, PA died on January 1, 2011 at home. She was born December 2, 1933 in Athens Twp., PA the daughter of the late Ellis C. and Genevieve Mae Sweet Jones.  Betty Ann graduated from Sayre High School in 1951 and was employed with Stitching Post Fabric Shop, retiring to become a homemaker. She loved to knit, crochet, and sew. She was a volunteer at the Guthrie Health Care Gift Shop.   She is predeceased by her husband John M. Carey, and brother Ralph D. Jones.  Betty Ann is survived by her children Stephen M. Carey of Sayre, PA, David M. Carey & Nancy Trout of Waverly, NY, Cynthia & Rob Fratrik of Athens, PA, and Margaret O’Malley of Elmira, NY, grandchildren James & DeAnna Thompson of Fort Richardson, AK, John & Lisa Thompson of Sayre, PA, Genevieve Millard of Apalachin, NY, Crystal & Dan Race of Columbia CrossRoads, PA,Thomas & Charlene Carey of Troy, PA, Alyssa O’Malley of Elmira, NY, and Gryffin O’Malley of Elmira, NY, 13 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Julia Jones of GA, aunt Iris Gerould of Waverly, NY, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and Family may call on Friday, January 7, 2011 from 12pm – 2pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral services will follow at 2pm at the Funeral Home with the Rev. Vincent Langan officiating.  Memorial donations may be made in Betty Ann’s name to: Guthrie Hospice, R.R. #1. Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848 or Area Agency on Aging, 220 Main Street, Unit 2, Towanda, PA 18848.   Funeral home obituary


LARRABEE Elaine L. Brown

84, of Covington, Pa., died on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011 following a period of declining health. Elaine was born on Oct. 4, 1926, in Ashland, Pa., a daughter of the late Oscar and Ina (Brown) Larrabee. On Sept. 5, 1947, she married James R. Brown and together they made Windham their home until 1971 when they moved to Covington and made their home there. She enjoyed tending to her flower garden and bird watching. Elaine is survived by: her daughters and sons-in-law, Andrea and David Rosen, and Julane and Carl Miller; her son Joseph L. Brown; daughter-in-law Cheryl Brown; sisters and brothers-in-law, Gloria and Willard Moshier, and Peggy and Jospeh Bishop; grandchildren, Julie Sosnowski, Joy (Ron) Dowling, Joseph (Kristin) Rosen, Roberta Rosen, Jim (Helen) Brown, John (Jessie) Brown, Christina (John) Husbeen, Carl Miller, Keith (Carey) Miller, Lesa (John) Pino and Todd Trimm; and 12 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and their families also survive.  Elaine was predeceased by her husband James R. Brown on March 25, 2005; son Robert J. Brown on Aug. 18, 2010; and siblings Jean and Oscar.  Funeral services and a celebration of Elaine's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. on Saturday.  Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the American Heart Association.  Towanda Daily Review – January 6, 2011


LITTLE Mildred Louis Little Allen

90 years young, died on Thursday, December 30, 2010.  Millie had resided in Palmyra, VA the past two years in the loving care of her daughter, Sharon Allen, and granddaughter Michelle Winner.  Her mind was willing but her heart was weak.  Millie was born on November 29, 1920 in North Chemung, NY to Carlton and Lenora Cooper Little, who predeceased her.  As a child of the Great Depression, she and her siblings learned to make do.  Brothers:  Walter, Clifton, Manley and Alton; Sisters:  Hazel Cuer, Ruth Benjamin, Evelyn Robbins, Anita Shepard Patrick and Mari Little all predeceased her.  Millie and Floyd Allen, Sr. were married on November 20, 1937 in Caton, NY in a double ceremony with Floyd’s sister, Ethel, and Clarence Hickok.  They resided in Caton for 40 years, where they raised three children.  Millie was the consummate homemaker for all those years, but had a brief stint running a restaurant in Painted Post with her sister, Ruth.  Millie and Floyd moved to Savona, NY in 1977.  Millie’s deeply loved her family more than anything.  She was always ready for a poker game, jam sessions by the family musicians, gardening (she was organic before it was the thing to do), crocheting (blankets, slippers, etc.), pull tab tickets, the Atlanta Braves and Willie Nelson and his “Blue Eyes Cryin’ in the Rain”.  She was a marvelous cook.  The dinner table was always filled with enough food to feed an army.  If you walked in her door, you were welcomed to her table and offered a “cold one”.  It was always “5 o’clock somewhere”.  Millie is survived by her loving children:  Carol (Albert) Davidson of Penn Yan, NY; Sharon Allen of Palmyra, VA; and Floyd (Butch) (Arletta) Allen, Jr. of Caton, NY. Her grandchildren, with memories all their own, called her “Nan”: Tami (Scott) Bluett; Al (Emily) Davidson; Timothy Winner; Kelley (Harold) Willett; Lisa Sims; Michelle Winner; Jeff (Michelle) Allen; Jodi (Luke) Thomas; and John Allen.  She is also survived by 24 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  Millie was predeceased by her parents, her husband Floyd Allen, Sr., her granddaughter, Christy Davidson McDowells, great grandson, Troy Green, and all her siblings. Family and friends are invited to calling hours at Acly-Stover Funderal Home from 1:00 to 3:00 on Saturday, January 15th, 2011, with a celebration of Millie’s life immediately following.   In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a scholarship fund for Nan’s great-grandchildren, Haley & Geo McDowell, in care of Carol Davidson.  Corning Leader – January 9, 2011 


LUNN Marianne Lunn

On the evening of Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, longtime Alba resident Marianne Lunn died quietly at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, just eight days from her 81st birthday. Born in the Germantown section of Philadelphia on Jan. 11, 1930, she was the daughter of William and Effie (Marshall) Lunn. She and her family moved to Bradford County, settling in Alba.   Marianne had been employed by the social service agency, Treehab. She also helped run a small shop from her family's home in Alba. She was friendly but quiet, extremely shy person who preferred standing in the background rather than center stage. However, there was not a thing that she wouldn't do for her friends. When she eventually moved into Bradford County Manor, Marianne gave of her time and talents in untold measure. She played the piano for all of their church services and helped with the care of other residents, earning her the Volunteer Resident Award. She also was a gifted painter, was skilled at millinery, weaving and quilting, and enjoyed cooking and gardening.   In accordance to Marianne's wishes there will be no public viewing, and a memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.   Professional services have been entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton.  Towanda Daily News – January 7, 2011 


MARTIN Trenton J. Martin

 age 3, of Elkland, died on Saturday, January 1, 2011.  He was born on January 18, 2007 in Elmira. Trenton was an amazing little boy.  Not only did he bring a smile to everyone’s face but he touched everyone he met.  Trenton attended Elkland Head Start. He was loved so much by his family, friends, and special nurse Holly Reed.  He will be dearly missed and he was simply amazing. Trenton taught everybody so much about life and love.  We will always remember his smile and chicken.  He is survived by his mother and father, JoeAnna Ferreira and Justin Martin, his darling sister who he loved so much, Piper Martin, older brother, Aidric Passerallo, maternal grandmother, Heidi Smith, paternal grandmother, Robin Martin, paternal grandfather, Peter Martin Jr, maternal great grandparents, Sandra and Allan Oakley, maternal great grandmother, Mary Ferreira, paternal great grandparents, Eileen and Peter Martin, paternal great grandmother, Betty Clark Decker, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Trenton was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, George Ferreira and paternal great grandfather, Henry Clark.  Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street, Corning, on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm.  A celebration of Trenton’s life will follow calling hours there at 7:00pm.  Burial will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Those wishing may make donations to the Children’s Miracle Network, C/O Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905.  Corning Leader – January 4, 2011  


MAPES Nina Mapes Fisher

of 180 Valley Heights Drive, died at her home Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011.  Nina and her husband, Dale O. Fisher, were married on Dec. 11, 1959, by the Rev. Norris Cook at the Lycoming Presbyterian Church in Newberry. They observed their 51st anniversary in December. Born March 30, 1933, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Sidney A. and Zada Allen Mapes. Nina was a member of the Williamsport High School Class of 1951. Nina greatly enjoyed reading mysteries, exploring her family's genealogy and had a love for needle arts, creating quilts and many embroidered pieces. She founded the Patience Quilters Guild in Alexandria, La., in 1979, and was a charter member and held numerous offices of the Treasured Stitchery Chapter, Embroiderer's Guild of America in Wellsboro.  Nina was a member of the Lycoming Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution in Williamsport and served as Regent from June of 1998 to June of 2001. She was a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants, being a descendant of four "Mayflower" passengers. She was a member of the Pilgrim John Howland Society, John Howland being one of her "Mayflower" ancestors who signed the Mayflower Compact.  Nina also belonged to the Society of Magna Carta Dames, descended from William Malet, one of the barons who signed the Magna Carta in 1215; and the Colonial Order of the Crown, established for descendants of Charlemagne.  Nina was predeceased by a sister, Shirley Ludwig; brothers, Joseph D. and Sidney A. Mapes; granddaughter, Tessa Ardoin; and daughter Amy Elizabeth McGraw, and granddaughter, Shannon Christine McGraw, who both died in a house fire.  Surviving besides her husband are a son James J. Fisher, of Stafford, Va.; daughters, Bonnie E. Mapes, of DesMoines, Iowa and Kathleen Farrar, Taccoa, Ga.; a sister, Marcella Hiller, of Dallas; seven grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.   Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – January 8, 2011 


McINTOSH Richard C. McIntosh

66, of Hardscrabble Road, Addison, passed away suddenly on Saturday morning, January 1, 2011 at home.  Dick was born in West Franklin, Pa. on Aug. 1, 1944, the son of Randall and Julia Spencer McIntosh. He grew up in Blossburg, Pa and graduated from North Penn High School.  After high school he attended Old Dominion University in Virginia while serving in the US Navy until 1966.  He was employed by the Pennsylvania State Liquor Control Board for thirteen years and then went on to become a Correctional Officer for the New York State Department of Corrections. Following his initial training, Dick worked as an officer at the Elmira Correctional Faculty until his retirement.  A lifelong collector of coins, Dick became a coin dealer and operated a coin business  known as Addison Collectables. He was a licensed dealer in several states and belonged to various numismatic organizations. He was also a member of the National Rifle Association. Dick was a fan of sports and had coached local youth baseball teams. He enjoyed watching all sports on TV.  Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Jean C. McIntosh of Addison, his daughters, Penny McIntosh of Corning and Kelly (Jim) Clayton of Hornby, his son, Richard (Liz) McIntosh of Corning, his grandchildren, Andy Knott, Lindsey Knott, Connor McIntosh and Christopher McIntosh, and a step grandson, James Clayton III, his brothers, Thomas (Becky) McIntosh of Rocky Mount, NC and James (Pat) McIntosh of Blossburg, several nieces and nephews, his beloved pets, Riley and Charlie, and special friends, Ronnie Kostecki of Elmira and Marty Flesher of Endicott.  All arrangements are being handled privately and at the convenience of the family.  A celebration of Dick’s life will be observed on Saturday, January 8 at his home at 7620 Hardscrabble Road, Addison. All are welcome to visit the residence from 1 PM on to share time and remembrances with Dick’s family.  Memorials in Dick’s name may be made to the Addison Ambulance Assoc., Addison Little League, or the local SPCA.  Arrangements are entrusted to the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home in Woodhull.   Corning Leader – January 3, 2011


MEROLA Eleanor Gail Scanlon

age 70, died on Dec. 30, 2010 in Huntsville, AL, formerly of Corning, Elmira, and Tarpon Springs, FL. She was born on May 14th, 1940 in Corning, NY to the late Merle Morse and Lorraine Merola. She was predeceased by her sister, Virginia Chilson, and her brother, Gerald Morse. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Scanlon of Elmira, Michael Scanlon of AL, and Jonathan Hoffman of FL; grandchildren Brittany Page, Olivia Page, and Nesta Hoffman; siblings, Robert (Jeanie) Morse of FL, and Ronald (Kay) Morse of FL. She enjoyed bingo, crafts, puzzles, fishing and spending time at the beach. There will be no memorial service. Donations may be made to charity of one’s choice in her memory.  Corning Leader – January 7, 2011  


MISURA Amelia Slaby

92, of Ulysses, PA, and formerly of Shed Road, Douglassville, died December 28, 2010, in Ulysses.  She was the widow of William E. Slaby.  Born in Youngstown, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Stella (Dwulit) Misura. She was the co-owner, with her late husband, of the Stowe Ski Shop and a member of St. Gabriel’s RCCC, Jefferson and Howard streets, Stowe.  Surviving are two sons, William P. Slaby of Potter County, and Joseph M. Slaby, with whom she resided in Ulysses; a daughter, Millie M., widow of Mahlon Kline Lea of Union Township; three brothers, Andrew Misura of North Port, FL; John Misura of Tacoma, WA, and Paul Misura of Oahu, HI; three sisters, Mildred, wife of Dr. Donald Loeper of Boyertown; Kasha Query of Pottstown, and Kanya Cosmi of Medford, NJ; seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Gabriel’s RCCC, 127 E. Howard St., Stowe, PA 19464.   Roulette Rebel – December 30, 2010 


NEWMAN Doris M. Brown

age 88 of 7295 SR6W, Tunkhannock, Pa., formally of Black Walnut, Pa., died at the Mercy Tyler Hospital in Tunkhannock, Pa., on Sunday evening, Jan. 2, 2011, after being taken there earlier that afternoon. She was born in Chemung, N.Y. on Nov. 8, 1922 the daughter of the late Fred and Frances Gardner Newman. Growing up in Laceyville, Pa., she attended the Laceyville High School. On July 15, 1939 she married Floyd M. Brown Jr., and they were married for 56 years, before he passed away on Oct. 3, 1995. In their earlier years, Doris and Floyd made their home on their farm in Macedonia (Bradford County). This is where they raised their family. They later sold the farm and moved to Mehoopany, Pa., for a time. In 1970 they purchased their home in Black Walnut, where she lived until moving to her present residence on SR6 W, Tunkhannock, Pa., 10 years ago.  For many years Mrs. Brown was employed as a seamstress at many sewing factories in the Laceyville, Black Walnut, and Meshoppen. She worked and later volunteered at the Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock, Pa., for a total of 34 years, retiring from there, at the age of 80 years of age. She was very active with the Lower Wyoming County Mercy Tyler Auxiliary. Doris was a very kind, considerate and loving lady. She made numerous friends, wherever she went.  Doris and Floyd centered their lives around their family. She loved crocheting in her spare time, making many items for everyone, including infant hats and prayer shawls for Tyler Hospital patients. Surviving are her loving children: six daughters, Mrs. Connie Williams Lippner and her husband David, of Towanda, Pa., and Lakeland Fla.; Mrs. Rebecca Smith of Dallas, Pa.; Diana and Ronnie Schoonover, of Black Walnut, Pa.; Mrs. Laura Lee Baker, of Wyalusing, Pa.; Mary Lou and Sam Smith, of Meshoppen, Pa.; and Karen and Max Russick, of East Rush, Pa.; and her 3 sons, Alden and Virginia Brown, of Clapper Hill Pa.; Floyd (Tim) and Sandy Brown III, of Auburn Center, Pa.; and Dennis and Linda Brown, of Wyalusing, Pa.; as well as 29 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a two sons, Gary Brown (June 1978) and Wilbert Brown (April 1988), a great-grandson Jobe Brown (Aug. 2000); three sons-in-law, George Smith (July 1992), David Baker (Oct. 1994), and Clarence Williams (July 2006), and two brothers, Donald Newman and Robert Sims.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 at the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church, with Rev. Gary Myers, of the Meshoppen Biblical Baptist Church, officiating, Interment will be in the Lacey St. Cemetery in Laceyville, Pa. Family and friends may call at the church from 3 to 7 p.m., on Thursday Jan. 6, 2011.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to Mercy Tyler Hospital 880 SR 6W, Tunkhannock, PA. 18657, in memory of Doris M. Brown.  Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, PA. 18623.  Towanda Daily Review - January 4, 2011


NORTHRUP Lucille Chapman Yardman

Lucille Chapman Yardman, born on Oct. 20, 1924, peacefully died after a courageous battle with cancer on Jan. 5, 2011 at Lourdes Hospital.  Lucille is traveling home to the family farm in Monroeton, Pa.  Dear mom will gather with brothers Carl, Derwin and Dick. In the evening twilight, their chores done, they will play the card game Flinch on the floor in the kitchen next to the wood stove.  Lucille is predeceased by her parents Carrie and Llewellyn Northrup and husbands Delbert Chapman and John Yardman.  She is survived by: her sister and best friend Irene Fish of Sayre Pa.; son Gary Chapman and wife of Kathy Newark Valley, N.Y.; daughter Cathy Pavlovich and husband Joseph of Endicott, N.Y.; and son John Robert Yardman and wife Andrea of Endicott, N.Y.; loving grandchildren Jesse Pavlovich, Neal and Ryan Chapman, Matthew, Jason and Alaska Yardman; two great-grandchildren Malloy and Rex Chapman; special nephews Brad and Ronnie; nieces Norma Southworth and Sharon Albertson; and special friend Harriet Terry.  After raising her family, mom (Lucy) began a career as a home health aid with Family and Children's Society and for 25 years she provided compassionate home care to disabled and elderly people in the greater Binghamton area. Her primary concern was the care of her clients no matter what the weather.  Mom was loving grandmother, wonderful baker and was happiest when playing cards with her family.  The family would like to thank Broome Oncology and Lourdes Hospital staff at One Ross and One West for their support and compassionate care.  Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday from the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 E. Main St., Endicott, with the Reverend Jan Marsi, pastor of Endwell United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be Saturday in Riverhurst Cemetery, Endicott. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the Allen Memorial Home.  Towanda Daily Review – January 6, 2011   


O’BOYLE Jeanne M. (O'Boyle) Wheeland

died Friday, January 7, 2011.  Her legacy of laughter and love live on in her family and friends who were so dear to her. She is survived by her devoted husband of 53 years, John Francis "Jack" Wheeland, sons Daniel Gerard Wheeland (Paola) of Bethesda, MD and Thomas Francis Wheeland (Christine) of St. Louis, daughters Jacqueline Wheeland, Jennifer Wheeland and Mary Elizabeth Luhmann (Mark), all of St. Louis, and grandchildren Daniel Wheeland, Aurora Wheeland, Matthew Luhmann, Anna Luhmann, Kate Luhmann, and Lucy Wheeland. Jeanne is also survived by her loving brother, Frank O'Boyle (Lucille) of Clarks Summit, PA. Her sister, Eileen, preceded her in death. Services: A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Alban Roe Catholic Church, 2001 Shepard Rd., Wildwood, MO at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 12. In lieu of flowers, donations to: Holy Cross Catholic School, c/o Fr. Thomas H. Wheeland, 4488 Lake Avenue, Rochester, NY 14612-4540.  Star Gazette – January 10, 2011


O’CONNERS Barbara J. Hubler

67 of Morrisdale, died on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at the Cooper University Hospital in Camden, N.J.  She was born Sept. 3, 1943, the daughter of John and Helen (Fulmer) O'Conners. She wed Sylvester E. Hubler who preceded her in death.   Surviving are three sons, Scott Hubler and his wife, Judi of Montgomery, Michael and wife, Christine of Gloucester City, N.J., and Justin Hubler and his wife, Brandy of West Decatur. Also surviving are grandchildren Bryan, Ashley, Jacob, Tyler and Miranda Hubler; brothers, John (Corrine) O'Conners of Trout Run, Art O'Conners of Blossburg, William (Sue) O'Conners if Wellsboro, Carl (Karen) O'Conners of Shunk, Gerald (Patricia) O'Conners of Liberty, David (Jean) O'Conners of Roaring Branch; sister, Tammy (Mark) Shedden of Canton; and several nieces and nephews and their families. Also preceding her in death, along with her husband is a sister-in-law, Sheila O'Conners.  Mrs. Hubler worked as a custodian and school bus driver for the West Branch Area School District.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 8, at 11:30 a.m. at the chapel of Strange and Weaver Funeral Service, 171 Deer Creek Road, Morrisdale, with the Rev. Tina Hawkins officiating. Burial will be in Palestine United Methodist Cemetery, Morrisdale. Visitation will be held on Saturday, Jan. 8, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home.  Wellsboro Gazette – January 7, 2011


OLMSTEAD Evelyn "Pick" Snedeker

A mother holds her children's hand for a while, their hearts forever... Our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend Evelyn "Pick" Snedeker, 88, of Windham, Pa., died peacefully with her family at her side Tuesday evening, Jan. 4, 2011.  Evelyn was born on June 2, 1922, in Orwell Twp., Pa., a daughter of the late Edward and Alice (Hayward) Olmstead. On Sept. 4, 1941, she married Richard Snedeker and they shared 43 years of marriage and raised nine children. Evelyn was a member of the Windham Ladies Auxillary, enjoyed gardening, birdwatching and was devoted to her family. She treasured the time spent with them, whether it was a girls' weekend camping or a summer family picnic. Her smile and caring heart will be missed by all of us.  Evelyn is survived by: her children, Donna Every of Reinholds, Pa., Joan (Keith) Chilson of Rome, Pa., Richard (Joan) Snedeker of Rome, Pa., Laura (Paul) Gogets of Myerstown, Pa., Barbara (Louis) Martin of Rome, Pa., Robert (Sharon) Snedeker of Reinholds, Pa., Kim Snedeker of Waverly, N.Y., and Carla (Joe) Mente of Waverly, N.Y.; her sisters, Laura Antisdel of Rome, Pa., and Linda Starlipper of Bernville, Pa.; a brother, Dan Olmstead of Wyalusing, Pa.; grandchildren, Cindy, Frank, Cheri, Ronnie, Michelle, Keith, Todd, Brandon, Shawntel, Mike, Nicole, Nocona, Samantha, Steven, Rebekah, Jason, Ashley, Paige, Eric and Jordan; great-grandchildren, Luke, Emily, Alexandra, Garrett, Thomas, Patrick, Derek, Sabrina, Zachary, Zane, Skyler, Taten, Kiersten, Jessie, Bradley, Lauren, Rylie, Madilyn and Paisley; and several nieces, nephews and their families also survive.  Evelyn was predeceased by: her husband Richard Snedeker Sr. in 1983; daughter Edith "Annie" Maffei; and siblings Alan Olmstead, LaVern Olmstead and Louise Baldwin.  Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 9. A memorial service and celebration of Evelyn's life will follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Donna Martin officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will be held at the convenience of the family in the Nichols Cemetery. Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848, in loving memory of Evelyn "Pike" Snedeker.  Towanda Daily Review – January 6, 2011 


PAGE Louis P. Page

88, Scranton, died Friday morning in Dunmore Health Care Center.  His wife was the former Ann Cook Page, who died June 18,1986.  Born in Sayre, he was the son of the late Bert and Julia Merrill Page, a graduate of Sayre High School Class of 1939 and a World War II Army Veteran, having served in Company C, 752TH, Railroad Operating Battalion, in Belgium and France. A lifelong railroader, he held several positions in the railroad, and warehousing industry until his retirement.  Louis was a member of American Legion Post 568, American Legion Post 283, in Sayre, and other fraternal organizations. An avid bowler and excellen shuffle board player.  He was a loving and devoted father, brother and uncle; he will be missed by all who knew him.  His family would like to thank the staff of Dunmore HealthCare Center for their care and compassion.  Surviving, one son John Page, Scranton; one sister Joyce Bentley, S. Waverly; one brother Michael Page, Carlisle, several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Phillip and Richard Page.  Funeral services were held December 28,in the McGoff-Hughes Funeral Home Inc. 1401 Capouse Ave Scranton with services by the Rev. Arthur Davis, pastor, Asbury United Methodist Church, Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Avoca.  Sayre Morning Times – January 5, 2011 


PANETTA Ernest A. Panetta

formerly of Elmira, NY died December 29 at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, NY Funeral Mass was held Jan. 3, 2011 at St. Cecilia's Church, Adams, NY.  Spring burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Adams, NY.  Born July 7, 1936 in Elmira, son of Ernest A. Sr and Doris (Smith) Panetta, he attended Saint Anthony' s school and Elmira Free Academy. He was a veteran with 26 years of military service in the United States Army and served in Korea and Vietnam. He was a life member of the South Jefferson VFW Post 5344 where he was a past commander and quartermaster. He was also a life member of the American Legion Don Rounds Post 586 and served as advisor for the Sons of the American Legion. He attended Saint Cecilia's Church in Adams where he was a communicant.  He married Sandi Claflin of Adams in October 1990 and they resided in Adams Center.  He was survived by his wife, Sandi, two sons and daughters in law, Michael E. (Linda) Panetta of Athens, Pa.;Joseph D. (Wendy Sue) Panetta, Adams Center; One daughter and son in law, Susan D (Mike) Parish, Mannsville; five grandchildren, Jeffrey, Melissa and Michael Parish, Mannsville; Victoria and Abigal Panetta, Adams Center; three step grandchildren, Matthew, David, and Michael Lennox, Adams; one brother and sister in law Robert (Virginia) Panetta, Millerton, Pa; four sisters and brother in law, Patricia (William) Mawhir, Elmira; Nancy (Evan) Densmore, Elmira;Mary Margaret (Marvin) Silvers, Elmira; and sister Joan DeWick, CT along with several nieces and nephews.  Star Gazette – January 5, 2011


PARKS Frank Russell Parks Jr.

58, of Cordele, Ga., died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 at Crisp Regional Hospital.   He was born in Towanda, Pa., and was the son of the late Frank Russell Sr. and Norma Louise Wilcox Parks. He was employed by GTE. Mr. Parks is survived by his wife, Gail M. Parks of Cordele; his two daughters, Chastity Sloan Harkness and Cassandra Hope Davis; three step-children, Raylene C. Brown, Micheal S. Brown and Errick E. Burnam; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his loving friends, Dave White and Bob Benniger. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Patience Danielle Parks, and a sister, Velda Rose Hargrave.  Towanda Daily Review – January 5, 2011


PRIMO Virginia Flesch

Born and raised in Ceuta, Spain; Virginia died Tuesday morning, January 4, 2011 at her Sterling, VA home in the care of her loving family at the age of 42 following a courageous five year battle with cancer.   Surviving is devoted husband of 18 years, Mark Flesch; their beloved daughter, Belen Flesch at home; daughter, Mandi Hunsicker at school; mother, Carmen Villalba Rodriquez; sister, Maria del Carmen Alonso Villalba; brothers (Spain), Jorge Alonso Villalba, Evaristo Alonso Villalba; nephew, Javier Cuesta Alonso; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Erich and Jane Flesch, FL; brother in-law, Keith (Shelly) Flesch and their family, PA; and a lot of close friends.  She was predeceased by her father, Evaristo Alonso Primo.  Virginia was a devoted and loving wife and mother who enjoyed traveling the world. She lived life with passion, lived to the fullest and enjoyed caring for her family and surrounding herself with love and laughter. Virginia earned her Bachelor's Degree in travel and tourism from "Escuela de Tourismo" in Madrid Spain.  Te Amo Tanto!  Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, January 10, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Christ the Redeemer, 46833 Harry Byrd Highway, Sterling VA   Washington Post – January 7, 2011


QUACKENBUSH Beverly M. Sutton

82, of Green Acres Trailer Court, Bath, died on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital in Bath. Beverly was born on January 23, 1928 in Corning, the daughter of Arthur and Gertrude Buckley Quackenbush. She attended Corning area schools. She was married to Earl R. Sutton who predeceased her on Apr. 21, 2009. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Gertrude, her brothers, Arthur Quackenbush Jr. and Gary Wilson and her son in law, Ronald Hobbs.  Beverly was a homemaker and had also worked in people’s homes to do housekeeping and caring for the needs of the elderly.  She attended the Woodhull Community Church. Beverly was very special to all who knew her, especially her family, giving what she could whenever she could. She enjoyed latchhooking, reading and spending time with her special pet dog, Candy.  She truly enjoyed music and dancing when she was able. Most of all, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were all very special to her.   Beverly is survived by her children, daughters, Dorothy Burdick of Bath, Linda Hobbs of Bath and Mary (Phil) Hall of Cameron, sons, Roger (Anne) Sutton of Painted Post and Edward (Lucinda) Sutton of Addison, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, brother, Louie (Pat) Quackenbush of Jamestown and sister, Alma White of Wellsboro. She will be truly missed by many.  The family will receive friends on Friday, January 7 from 1-3 PM at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St. Woodhull. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 PM with Rev. Brian Diffenbacher officiating.  Burial will be in Woodhull Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations are requested for the SPCA shelter in Bath.  Corning Leader – January 6, 2011


RALSON Elizabeth R. Wassell

86, of Altoona, died Monday morning, Dec. 27, 2010, at Altoona Regional Health System, Altoona Hospital Campus.  She was born in Trinidad, Colo., daughter of the late Ralph and Ethel Ralson. She married the Rev. William H. Wassell on Dec. 29, 1950, in Clifton, N.J. He preceded her in death on Nov. 20, 2005.  Surviving are a son, John W. of Hollidaysburg; and two grandsons, Timothy and Jarrod.  She was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.  Elizabeth earned her master's degree in Christian Education at Denver University. She retired as a teacher at Penn Lincoln Elementary School, Altoona. She was most proud of her accomplishment of teaching English in Japan during the early 1990s.  Elizabeth was an active member of Christ Community United Methodist Church, Altoona, where she was active with the United Methodist Women. She held an active role in the many churches in which her husband had served as pastor and also in the Methodist Conference. She was also an active member of the PSEA Union.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at Christ Community United Methodist Church, Altoona with the Reverends Peter Raser and James T. Dawes officiating. The Wassell family will receive friends at the church following the service with a time of fellowship and refreshments.  Interment will be at Blair Memorial Park, Antis Township.   In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Elizabeth's memory may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 523 Main St., Bellwood, PA 16617 earmarked for the Fukuoka English School, Japan.  Arrangements are by Jon C. Russin Funeral Home, Bellwood.  Towanda Daily Review – January 5, 2011


RILEY Leroy G. "Butch" Riley

A life-long resident of Caton died at home on Tuesday evening, January 4, 2011 with his loving family and friends at his side. Born December 12, 1939 in Corning, Butch was the son of the late, Sylvester L. and Iva B. Osborne Riley. He served his country in the United States Navy. He married Patricia Ann Carpenter on August 21, 1965. Butch was employed for over 20 years by the Hilliard Corporation, and retired in July 2010. He was a hard worker and an avid outdoorsman, and loved operating heavy equipment. Butch was a member of the Caton Bible Chapel. Surviving is his loving family, wife and companion of 45 years, Patricia Ann Carpenter Riley; daughters, Sundae Riley Ennis (Denny Sly); Tammy (Tony) Martin; beloved granddaughter, Shannon Ennis; son-in-law, Jim Ennis; sisters, Beverly (Tom) Dates, Carol (Ed) Robbins, Shirley (Dave Scouten), Mary Beth (Tim) Fiala; brothers, Joe (June) Riley, David Riley, Harley Riley, Phil (Donna) Riley, brothers-in-law, Art (Shirley) Carpenter, Wayne Riesbeck; many dear nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and neighbors; and dear friends loved as family, Andy and Missy Blake and daughters. In addition to his parents, Butch was predeceased by his sister, Eleanor (Dick) Cummings. Family and friends will be received at the Caton Bible Chapel, 11297 Old County Road, Caton, NY on Saturday, January 8, 2011 from 10 am - 12 noon. Funeral services will follow at 12 noon with Butch's pastor and friend, Reverend Jeff Taylor officiating. Burial will take place in Bath National Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Riley at the family's convenience. Family will provide flowers and requests that memorials be directed to the Caton Bible Chapel or Southern Tier Hospice in Butch's memory.  Star Gazette – January 6, 2011   


RODGER - Fraternal twins Cora Elisabeth and Noah Mark Rodger, died shortly after birth on Monday, January 3, 2011 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY.   They were born blessings to their parents, Craig and Heather (DeKoeyer) Rodger, who survive them.  The twins were strongly loved, welcomed and will be greatly missed by all.  Surviving also are paternal grandparents Mark and Helen Rodger of Hornby, maternal grandparents James and Amy Jo DeKoeyer of Spencer, N.Y., great-grandparents Clarence and Doris Windnagle and Agnes DeKoeyer, and numerous brokenhearted aunts and uncles. The twins were predeceased by a brother Travis in January of 2008.  Friends are invited to a funeral service, Thursday January 13th at 11:00am at the Christian Life Baptist Church 2523 Brown Hollow Road, South Corning, the Rev. John Armstrong officiating.  Burial will be private in the Town of Hornby.  Memorials in Cora and Noah’s names may be made to Arnot Ogden Medical Center Neo-Natal ICU, 600 Roe Ave. Elmira NY 14905.  Corning Leader – January 10, 2011 


ROSKELLY Anne Roskelly Anagnost

age 71, of Montour Falls, NY. Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend passed away peacefully on December 31, 2010 in the presence of her family due to complication of congestive heart failure. Anne loved life, and her children and grandchildren were her greatest joy. Anne always wanted to be an educator and she was able to fulfill her dream by teaching fourth grade at Odessa-Montour Central School for many years. Anne was preceded in death by her precious son Jim Anagnost in 2005 and her cherished grandson Gus Martinez in 2003. We all take comfort that when she passed into God's arms she was joyfully reunited with Jim and Gus. Anne is survived by her husband of nearly fifty years, Nick; her devoted daughters, Tracy and John Martinez of Minneapolis, MN, Mary Anagnost of Baltimore, MD, Date Anagnost of Montour Falls, and Karen Anagnost of Ithaca; her beloved grandchildren, Sophie and Henry Martinez, Jada Anagnost (Karen) and Makenzi Alling; her dear sister Betty and Nick Marsit of Naples, FL; and brother Tom and Jackie Roskelly of Ithaca; several nephews, nieces and cousins; and countless special friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Responder's Unit of the Montour Falls Fire Department, attn: Tom Carson, 111 Lee Street, Montour Falls, NY 14865 or the Schuyler County Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 2, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. Mass of Christian Burial Wed. January 5 at 1 PM at St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church, 905 N. Decatur Street, Watkins Glen. Visitation Tues. January 4 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee Street, Montour Falls, NY. Interment in the Montour Falls Cemetery at the convenience of the family. A reception for family and friends will immediately follow Mass at the Montour Falls Fire Department, 111 Lee Street, Montour Falls, NY.  Star Gazette – January 3, 2011


SCHRECK Shawn Schreck

54, of Mansfield, Pa., died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Shawn was born April 11, 1956, in Williamsport, Pa., a son of William and Mary (Beyer) Schreck. He was the husband of Barbara (Keefer) Schreck. Shawn was the owner of Ye Old Detail Shop, Mansfield, Pa. and had worked for Citizens & Northern Bank, CSR Accounting Firm and Stambaugh & Ness in York, Pa. He enjoyed going to car shows, hunting, camping, fishing, restoring old cars and spending time with his family. Shawn had served as a 4-H leader and was a member of the Tyoga County Motor Club.  Shawn is survived by his wife, Barbara, of Mansfield; a daughter, Angela Schreck, of Mansfield, Pa.; a brother and sister-in-law, William and Virginia Schreck Jr. of Jersey Shore, Pa.; special friends, Duane and Linda Anderson of Morris Run, Pa.  Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. A memorial service will be held immediately following calling hours at the funeral home at 2 p.m. with Pastor Dave McCarthy officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Shawn's name to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.   Star Gazette – January 4, 2011 


SEARLES Frederick A. Searles

76, of Endwell, passed away Saturday, January 1, 2011, at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City, NY due to congestive heart failure. He was the son of the late Frederick and Teresa (Skebey) Searles and was predeceased by his brother, Robert Searles. He is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Marilyn; three children, Mark Searles of Endwell, Scott Searles (Liz DeVivo) of Vestal, and David (Bridget) Searles of Horseheads; four grandchildren who were the lights of his life, Luci and Emma Searles of Vestal and Patrick and Alyssa Searles of Horseheads; a sister, Mary Farr of Horseheads; nieces, Debbie Urquhart, Ann Farr, and Jean Farr Gorton; nephew, Jack Urquhart; and many more family members and close friends who Fred truly considered part of his family. Fred was born and raised in Elmira, lived in Liverpool, NY, and for the past 31 years, resided in Endwell. He served in the US Marine Corps until 1955, attaining the rank of Sergeant. Fred worked for General Electric Company until retiring in 1993 after 38 years of service. He was a parishioner of Church of the Holy Family. Fred was also a proud charter member of the Elmira MZB's. The family would like to say a special thank you to Fred's good friend and doctor, Dr. Jonathan Harris. The family would also like to thank the staff at Endwell Family Physicians and the nurses and doctors at Wilson and Binghamton General Hospitals. Fred was an organ donor to the Central New York Eye & Tissue Bank. A funeral mass will be held Thursday, 11:30 a.m., at Church of the Holy Family, 3600 Phyllis St., Endwell. Burial will follow in Riverhurst Cemetery, Endwell. The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main St., Endicott, on Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Union Volunteer Emergency Squad, 8 South Avenue B, Endwell, NY 13760.  Star Gazette – January 3, 2011


SMITH Louis G. Smith

A longtime resident of Elmira died Sunday January 2, 2011 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following declining health at the age of 78. Born on December 13, 1932 in Wayland, NY Louis was the son of the late, Robert & Gladys Snause Smith. In earlier years he was employed by Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital where he worked in the Maintenance Dept. An outdoorsman, Louis enjoyed hunting and fishing. Surviving are his loving children, Yvonne Smith Close, Painted Post and several grandchildren; Tina (Roger) Columbine, Erin and grandchildren Michael J. Kelsey, Jared M. Columbine, Sarah K. Stanton, and Storm Angel Columbine; Louis W. Smith, Elmira and grandchildren Justin, Jordan, and Jacob; several nieces and nephews; brother, Ray (Nina) Smith; OK; sister Virginia Davis; SC; wife, Nancy Gunter Smith living out of state. In addition to his parents, Louis was predeceased by his brothers Robert, Bill, and James. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, on Thursday, January 6, 2011 5-6 p.m. Funeral Services will follow at 6 p.m.   Star Gazette – January 5, 2011


SMITH Richard A. "Smitty" Smith

Age 59, of Watkins Glen, died peacefully on January 3, 2011 while surrounded by his loving family at Robert-Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. There will be a celebration of his life held at the VFW Post 2674 in Watkins Glen, on Saturday, January 15, 2011 from 2-6pm. He is survived by his wife, Dianna (Rumsey) Smith; daughters, Riqui (Michael) Hess, Traci Boyzuck, and Chastain Rumsey, all of Watkins Glen; sister Marsha Smith of Omak, WA., brother Raymond "Geoff" (Debora) Smith of Rock Stream, sister Sheila (Larry) Woodworth of Hector; 7 grandchildren, Kodi, Gavin, Ryan, Peyton, Tim, Tegan, and Sara; and nephews Paul and Micah. He was predeceased by his parents, Alfred and Vivian Smith of Hector. Born on June 18, 1951, he attended Watkins Glen Central School. He served in United States Army and later worked as a Shipping Operator for US Salt and was a member of the V.F.W Post 2674. "Smitty" was an outspoken Yankee, Giants and Dale Earnhart, Sr. fan. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family to assist with medical expenses.  Star Gazette – January 5, 2011


SULICK Anna Waldron

age 92, well known resident of Lopez, Pa., died on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 at the Gatehouse of the Divine Providence Hospital with her loving family at her side.  Anna was born on Oct. 22, 1918, one of seven children of the late Michael and Katherine Kopach Sulick of Lopez, Pa. She graduated from New Albany High School as a member of the class of 1936. Anna worked for a short time at the former Weldon Mfg. Co. of Lopez, and married Leonard P. Waldron of Dushore, Pa., on Oct. 18, 1941. They were married 49 years; Len predeceased her on Oct. 20, 1990.  Anna was very active in both her Lopez community and the Sullivan County community. She was honored by the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce as the Citizen of the Year in 2005, and both Ann and Len were honored as Lopez Citizens of the Year in 1978. Ann served as the Lopez weather reporter and commentator for the Sullivan Review and in a similar capacity for WNEP Channel 16. She was always an avid contributor to activities such as Lopez Old Home Day and to groups such as the Lopez Civic Association and the Sullivan County Child Welfare Board. She was very involved with the Sullivan County Historical Society where she was a board member for many years — her proudest contribution there being her donation — and the Society's relocation — of Ann's father's antique butcher shop (1919) from Lopez to the Sullivan County Museum in 2006. She was also a former member of the Lopez School Board, and she served for many years as a 4-H Club Leader.  Anna was a very active member of the former SS Peter and Paul's Byzantine Catholic Church in Lopez and St. Francis of Assisi Church in Mildred, Pa., and was a member of St. Basil's and St. Francis Altar and Rosary Society.  Ann was deeply devoted to her family and took great joy in preserving the family and ethnic traditions. Surviving members are: daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Ron Calaman Dushore, Pa.; four grandchildren, Gregory and Kerry Calaman, Mahwah, N.J., Kristie Calaman, Perryville, Md., Mary Beth and Todd Russell Covington, La., Leonard Calaman, Dushore, Pa.; six great-grandchildren, Margaret Mary Russell, Erin Russell, Anthony Russell, Hannah Calaman, Caleb Calaman and Gabriel Calaman; numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Margaret Waldron on Sept. 20, 1964; and by siblings, John Sulick, Michael Sulick, Mary Bewersdorf, Catherine Chape, Irene Michalek, and Peter (Pat) Sulick.  Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 10, from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Michael S. McCormick, pastor of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Canton, presiding. Interment will be in SS Peter and Paul's Cemetery, Lopez, Pa.  Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home. There will be a recitation of the rosary at 3 p.m. by members of the Altar and Rosary Society.  The family will provide the flowers and request that memorial contributions be sent to the charity of one's choice.  Towanda Daily News – January 7, 2011


VONDRACEK Frank W. Vondracek

Age 87, of Elmira, NY, died on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Frank was born on June 4, 1923 the son of the late Frank and Anna (Burris) Vondracek. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Betty, sons; David (Anne) Vondracek and Dale (Melinda) Vondracek, grandchildren; Sarah, Frank, Jesse, and Andria Vondracek, sisters; Margaret Leszyk ,Helen Hall, brother in law; Dr. Eugene (Crystal) Cooper along with several nieces and nephews. Frank was predeceased by his sister; Frances Schultz and brother; George Vondracek. He was employed by the Gulf Oil Company in Elmira Heights as a delivery and salesman. He was a craftsman who loved building and repairing things. Frank was a longtime member of Bethany Lutheran Church, was an avid hunter and a quiet volunteer for Meals on Wheels the AARP and RSVP . Calling Hours will be held at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport on Sunday, January 9, 2011 from 12 (noon) to 2 pm. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, January 10, 2011 at 11:00 AM in the Bethany Lutheran Church, 258 South Walnut Street, Elmira, NY 14904. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorial donations to the Bethany Lutheran Church.  Star Gazette – January 8, 2011


WELTY Jane Gerturde Mastin

(74), of Watkins Glen and formerly of Corning, Reading Center, and Camillus, NY, died December 31, 2010, at Strong Memorial Hospital from kidney failure and stroke complications after surgery for an aortic aneurysm. Jane was a loving wife, mother grandmother, aunt and sister whose hobbies were painting, creating jewelry, reading, and puzzles. She especially enjoyed family gatherings and her friends at the Silver Spoon Café at Schuyler County's Office of the Aging. Jane was born March 12, 1936 in Corning, NY, the daughter of the late Merton J. and Mildred J. (Waugh) Welty. She studied art education at SUNY Buffalo and nursing at Corning Community College. She held various jobs including church organist for 42 years, art teacher with the Corning-Painted Post School District, registered nurse at Corning and Schuyler Hospitals, and water safety instructor. She also taught art classes in her home. She had been a Den Mother with the Boy Scouts of America. She was a certified tole painter; a member of the meridian Baptist Church, Meridian, NY; a Matron of the Order of the Easter Star; and a Royal Matron with the Syracuse Court, Order of the Amaranth. Survivors include Brian (Linda Grace) Rutledge of Sykesville, MD; Donna (Jeff) Keegan of Corning; and George (Pam) Rutledge of Reading Center; son-in-law, Daniel Dodge of Binghamton; step-daughter Bethany (James) Feuerstein of Geneseo, Deborah (Fred) Johnson of VA, Lynette (Peter) Reeb of Henrietta, and Michelle (Earl) Harris of NC; and brother Paul Welty in Sacramento; grandchild Elizabeth and Heather Grace-Rutledge, Andrew and Alan Keegan, Shawn and Bethany Rutledge; 11 step grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband Richard E. Mastin, daughter Ann Jennet (Rutledge) Dodge, and brother Richard Welty. Friends and family may call on Thursday January 6th from 2-4 PM & 6-8 PM at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 North Genesee Street, Montour Falls, NY. A memorial service will be held Friday January 7th at 11 AM and will start with a service by the Order of the Eastern Star Fern Tyrone Chapter 142. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Cemetery, Warners, NY at the convenience of the family. At Jan's request her husband's cremated remains will be buried with her. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Schuyler County Office of the Aging, 323 Owego Street, United 7, Montour Falls, NY 14865 or Shriner's Hospital, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104. 


WHEELER Joseph Anthony Wheeler

died of Interstitial Lung Disease, in his Florida home Oct. 1, 2010, at the age of 75.  Formerly of Athens, Pa. and Nichols, N.Y., he was born in 1935 in Sayre, Pa. to Ella McLaughlin Wheeler and Francis Wheeler, whose ancestry traces back to Ireland.   He is survived by wife Marguerite Marie Krapf Wheeler; his children, Linda Marie Wheeler Blackwell, Joseph William Wheeler, Kathleen Susan Wheeler Awad, and Deborah Jean Wheeler Knowlton; grandchildren, Brian Blackwell, Matthew Blackwell, Khaled Awad, Joseph Awad, Sarah Jasmine Awad, Jamie LaPlante, and Kaitlin LaPlante.  Brothers, William Wheeler and James Wheeler, and Sister Elizabeth Allen. His eldest sister was Laura Raymond.  He was a proponent of the United Way and a lifetime member of the VFW.  He served his country in the Korean War. He was employed for 20 years by the Ingersoll Rand and then by IBM as a model maker.  He enjoyed his retirement in Ocala Florida, where he was an avid reader and swimmer. The last six years of his life he especially enjoyed all of his children.  Joe Wheeler was known for his generosity and self-effacing ways - he always rooted for the underdog. On his deathbed he recalled all of the people he worked with over the years, and everybody he’d ever met.  He requested that his daughter Deborah write a book about his life.  Deborah Knowlton and Kathleen Awad are publishing for Joe Wheeler, The Power of Undeserved Loyalty and The Strength of Unconditional Love in the coming year.  Catholic services were held Oct. 6, 2010 in Ocala, Florida and a Memorial service followed.  These events were largely unknown to most until after their completion.  Sayre Morning Times – January 9, 2010 


ZAREK Gertrude A. Aldrich

 83, of Martinez, Ga., formerly of Millerton, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at University Hospital, Augusta, Ga.  Gertrude was born April 25, 1927, in Genoa, Nebr., a daughter of Kelly and Adonia (Rosno) Zarek. Gertrude was the wife of the late Barrett Aldrich who passed away on Jan. 25, 2001.  She worked as a packer at the former A & P Plant in Horseheads, NY.   Gertrude is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Deb Miller of Harleysville; three daughters and a son-in-law, Patricia and Keith Howe of Martinez, Ga., Linda Cooper of New Bloomfield, Roxie Aldrich of Liberty; step-son, James Aldrich of New Bloomfield; 11 grandchildren, Kevin (Lidia) Howe, Kyle (Tiffany) Howe, Henry (Sandra) Cooper, Cecil Cooper, Kristie (Kevin) Hill, James Aldrich, T.J. (Molly) Miller, Jerry (Shannon) Miller, Jennifer (Josh) Shelly, Derek Westlake, Aaron Westlake; 20 great-grandchildren; brother, Kelly Zarek, Jr. of Columbia, S.C.; sister, Loretta Tetor of Bath, N.Y.; and sister-in-law, Sylvene Pratt of Millerton. Gertrude was predeceased by her husband, Barrett Aldrich and a brother, Larry Zarek.  Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, Jan. 13, from 1 to 2 p.m., at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Lon Williams officiating.  Wellsboro Gazette – January 8, 2011


? Cynthia A. Hertzler died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at the young age of 45.  A memorial will be held at Osceola United Methodist Church on Sunday, Jan. 9, from 1 to 3 p.m., followed by a dinner at the Osceola Presbyterian Church.   Wellsboro Gazette – January 7, 2011


Cynthia A. Hertzler, 45, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011.  Survivors include her parents and brothers. Calling hours are 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the Osceola United Methodist Church.  Arrangements are with the Kenyon Funeral Home.  Corning Leader – January 6, 2011


? LISI Sharon Lisi

(1942 - 2011) age 68 of Elmira, NY passed away Sunday, January 2, 2011 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Star Gazette – January 3, 2011


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