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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 Three
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..


AMES Larry Ames

Age 76, of Covington, PA, died on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at his residence. Born on December 7, 1937 in Scottsville, NY, he was the son of Stuart and Bertha (Beehler) Ames. Larry was predeceased by his wife, Margaret (Flugel) Ames. Prior to his retirement, Larry was employed with Eastman Kodak in Rochester, NY. He was a US Army veteran. Larry was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Arnot Sportsmen's Club and enjoyed hunting. Larry is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Julie Nichols of Rochester, NY, Wendy and Richard Faber of Apopka, FL; a step-daughter, Vicki Smith Drysdale of Hamlin, NY; three step-sons and daughters-in-law, David Smith of Milan, PA, James and Patricia Smith of Deltona, FL, John and Kristin Smith of Clarendon, NY; 15 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, Margaret, Larry was also predeceased by a son, Scott Ames on Dec. 5, 2002. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, January 13, 2011 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA. Graveside services will be held at the Lakeside Cemetery in Hamlin, NY at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in Larry's memory to the charity of one's choice.   Star Gazette – January 11, 2011

BARBER Richard A. Barber

56, of Waverly, N.Y., died on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011 at home with his family by his side following an extended illness.  He was born on Oct. 22, 1954 in Sayre, Pa., the son of William and Caroline Adams Barber.  Richard attended Athens Area Schools and was employed as a machinist at the Ingersoll Rand, Athens, Triple V Electric, and was the Owner/Operator of Smart Way Blasting, Waverly, N.Y.  He is predeceased by his father, William C. Barber; father-in-law, Paul VanDyke; and brother-in-law, Ron VanDyke.  Richard is survived by his wife of 37 years, Cindy, at home; children, Shelly and Rebel Benjamin of VanEtten, N.Y., Sara and Jeremy Jayne of Athens, Pa., and Melinda and Matthew Hessler of Sayre, Pa.; grandchildren, Keira, Luke, Shane Benjamin, and Nicholas, Christopher "CJ", Nathan, and Alex Jayne; mother, Caroline Barber; siblings and their spouses, Sandra and Warren Bidlack of East Smithfield, Pa., Debbie Barber and Roger Plouse of Waverly, N.Y., William and Jody Barber of Athens, Pa., Lori Barber of Sayre, Pa.; numerous aunts and uncles; mother-in-Law, Loretta VanDyke of Nichols, N.Y.; sisters-in-law, Mary VanDyke of Athens, Pa. and Virginia VanDyke of Nichols, N.Y.; brothers-in-law, Wayne VanDyke of Waverly, N.Y., Tom VanDyke of Athens, Pa., and Dean VanDyke of Barton, N.Y.; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and his constant four-legged companion, Abby.  Friends and family may call from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremations Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. at the funeral home with Richard's nephew, Jason VanDyke, officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made in Richard's memory to the Buffalo Hope Lodge , 197 Summer Street, Buffalo, NY 14222; or Brent Kitchen Memorial Fund, Resource Development, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840.  Towanda Daily Review – January 13, 2011


BARTHOLOMEW Robin G. Bartholomew

died suddenly on January 9, 2011 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira following an extended illness. Survivors include his wife, Debra; two sons, Brian Turner and  John (Jessica) Dixon; three daughters, Kim, Sherry and Dawn Dixon of Kanona, NY, six grandchildren; two half brothers, Albert and Ronnie of Cato, NY, parents, Jennie Bartholomew of Painted Post, NY and Gary (Robin) Bartholomew of Cato, NY, sister, Rebecca (Rick) Harzinski of Corning, NY, adopted sister Krissy Stewart of Corning, NY and two nieces, Amanda and Haili Smithler (fiancée Chuck Devine)  of Corning, NY.  He is also survived by many cousins.  Robin enjoyed life and loved his family very much.  He enjoyed the great outdoors and most of all his grandchildren.  Friends may call on Friday  January 14th from 1:00-2:00 pm at Fagan’s Funeral Home in Bath with a Memorial Service to follow at 2:00 pm at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Finger Lakes SPCA, 7315 State Rte 54, Bath, NY 14810.  A special thank you to the staff at Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital and Arnot Ogden for the excellent care, and to Cindy for all of her support. Taters.  Corning Leader – January 11, 2011    


BELLI Alan E. Belli

No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why…Alan E. Belli, 68, died peacefully in his sleep on Monday morning, Jan. 10, 2011.  He was born on Feb. 1, 1942 in Passiac, N.J., a son of the late John B. and Elsie (Kanis) Belli. Alan was a retired tool and die maker, he enjoyed tying flies for fishing and model airplanes.   He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Susan (March) Belli; sons Bob and John, and special friends who meant so much to us, Mark and Sue Gregory; and an aunt Marjorie Belli. He will be forever remembered and forever missed by his family and friends.  Abiding with his wishes, there will be no services.  Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the HOPS Ambulance, RR 1, Box 280, Rome, PA 18837 in loving memory of Alan E. Belli. Caring assistance is being provided by The Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols.   Towanda Daily Review – January 11, 2011



"Southern Gentleman Bo" age 68 of Elmira, NY, died on January 13, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY. He is survived by his children, Jean Zuzel, Renae Linde, Christopher Bordelon, and Edward Bordelon; eight grandchildren; fiancé, Edna Shook, Kristina Paciorek; also his very special friends and companions, "Miss Kitty", "Buddy", and "Rosie". It was Wilkin's request that there be no calling hours and a Private Funeral Service be held at the convenience of the family.  Star Gazette – January 16, 2011


CARR Doris E. Kennedy

age 84, of Haines City, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 at Good Shepherd Hospice of Auburndale. She was born Aug. 10, 1926 to William and Lola (Acla) Carr and moved to Lakeland in 1972 from Towanda, Pa. Doris was self-employed as a beautician in her home in Towanda until moving to Lakeland, where she was manager for Regis Beauty Salon at The Lakeland Mall and also worked at Ruby's Beauty Salon. Doris is preceded in death by her husband, Frederick Kennedy in 1984; her sisters, Gladys Kinsley and Mary Conrad; and her brother, Leon Carr. She is survived by her daughter, Kay and her husband James M. Losey, DVM of Haines City; her step-daughter, Kitty Kennedy of Colby, Kan.; her sister, Ethel Miller of Towanda, Pa; her grandson, Kevin and his wife, Angela Robinson and her great-granddaughters, Courtney, Sydney and Lindsey Robinson, all of Dover, Fla.  Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011 at the Lakeland Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 at the Lakeland Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will take place in The Lakeland Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Avenue, Auburndale, FL 33823.  Towanda Daily Review – January 22, 2011


CLARK Jacob C. Clark

Age 56 of Alpine, NY died on Thursday, January 13, 2011 in the comfort of his home with is family by his side. He is survived by his wife, Denise Lisk Clark. Children: Will (Shelly) Clark of St. Charles, MO., Jasmine (Jerry) Krnotch of Wright City, MO. and Levi Clark (Tobi Thornton) of Alpine, NY. Grandchildren: Tyler & Annika Clark, Paul & Annabelle Krnotch and Julian Thornton. He is also survived by his mother, Rachel Clark, Brothers: Andy & Franklin Clark all of Horseheads, NY. along with numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Jake was employed with Baker-Hughes for 6 years. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott, Inc. Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Saturday, January 22, 2011 between the hours of 11AM to 1PM & 3PM to 5PM. His Memorial Service will be held there following visitation at 5 PM. Burial will take place at a later date. Those wishing to remember Jake may do so through donations to the American Cancer Society , Memorial Processing Center, PO Box 7, E. Syracuse, NY 13057 in Jake's name.  Star Gazette – January 16, 2011


CLAY Karen Clay

57, from Collingswood, N. J. and recently from Seneca View, Montour Falls, NY died peacefully after an extended illness on January 7, 2011. Karen was born February 7, 1953 in Lyons, N.Y. She grew up in Tully, NY and then graduated from SUNY of Buffalo. She became a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant. She worked at Binghamton Rehab, and then Moss Rehab in Philadelphia, Pa.  She enjoyed hiking, camping, arts and crafts, traveling and working with kids with special needs. She was a member of The First United Methodist Church of Collingswood, N.J. While there, she volunteered her time working with "God's Special Children".  Karen was the daughter of the late Donald B. Clay and Margaret J. Clay. She was the proud mother of Justin Michael Clay, currently of Audubon, N.J. and foster mother to Lisa Forrest. She adored her grandchildren, Winn and Ashley Thomas, both of Collingswood, N.J. She is survived by her children and grandchildren and 8 siblings, Rev. Jackie Sullivan, Rochester, NY, Doug Clay (Sheila Morgan) of Mooresburg, TN, Sharon Hunt (John) of Burdett, NY, Susan Halstead of Rochester, NY, Bruce Clay (Jean) of Beaver Creek, Ohio, Peggy Martin (Jim) of Reno, NV;  Rick Clay of Colorado Springs, Co. and Ron Clay of Auburn, NY. She was predeceased by her parents, brother David, and sisters Barb Bellavia and Virginia Clay.  We wish to extend our gratitude to the wonderful care she received while a resident at Seneca View.  A memorial service will be held for Karen Clay in the Activity Room at Seneca View at Schuyler Hospital at 220 Steuben St. in Montour Falls, NY on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 2:30 pm.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Huntington Disease Society of America, You can check the box for donation to be made to a Memorial in honor of Karen Clay.  Star Gazette – January 11, 2011


COCHRAN Sharon E. Ray

Age 69, of Alpine, NY, died peacefully on Sunday morning, January 16, 2011, with her family at her side. She is survived by her husband, Clifton E. Ray of 48 years; her sister, Patricia Conklin of Horseheads, NY; her children, Jeffrey A. Ray, Lori Ronan, Cathy (John) Fazzary, Jennifer (Chris) Peppard and Timothy (Michel) Ray; along with her 12 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. She also is survived by her sisters, Joyce (Fred) Ray, June (Don) McMann; brothers, Robert (Carol) Carl and Jack (Bea) Martin. Her parents, Glenn Conklin, Tessie & Raymond Ennis of Elmira; and brother, Richard Cochran predecease Sharon. She was employed by Cornell University for 20 years. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Thursday, January 20, 2011, between the hours of 1-3 p.m. & 5-7 p.m. with a Memorial Service immediately following at 7 p.m. with Christopher Peppard officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to a charity of your choice in Sharon's name.  Star Gazette – January 18, 2011 


DAVIS Harrison Neil Davis

64, of York, PA and formerly of Westfield, PA and Pittsburgh, PA died Wednesday, Jan 5, 2011 in Kingston, Jamaica. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Nov. 4, 1946, he was the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Stuart M. Davis. He attended Cowanesque Valley High School and graduated in 1964 from Lakemont Academy, Lakemont, NY. He was a 1969 graduate of Brockport University, Brockport, NY and enlisted in the US Navy in the pilot program upon graduation. He was a retired accountant and worked for several companies in Pittsburgh and York.  Harrison is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Jane Green Davis; a sister and brother-in-law, Denis and Ruth Davis Landry; nieces, Danielle Davis Larcom and Kristen Davis Landry; nephew, Stuart Davis Landry; grand nieces, Laura, Gabrielle, Molly Larcom and Morgan Dulude; grandnephew, Jett Davis Landry; special cousins and friends, Jay Flannery and John Davis; several aunts, uncles and cousins. “Harry” was a kind and generous man, a good friend, a loving brother, and a devoted husband. He was proud of having achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. He enjoyed photography and created an on-line album entitled “My Life”. His album is full of beautiful photos of him and his wife, Jane as they traveled all over the world. In addition to photography and travel, he had an avid interest in genealogy and has compiled an extensive family tree tracing the roots of both the paternal and maternal sides of his family.  A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at the Westfield United Methodist Church, Church Street, Westfield, PA, on Saturday Jan. 15th, at 2pm with the Rev. Deborah Watkins officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the following groups which were dear to his heart: Troop 50-53, c/o Lori Cass, 111 Southeast St, Knoxville, PA, 16928 or the York County SPCA, 3159 Susquehanna Trail North, York, PA 17406. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., #222 West Main Street, Westfield, PA #16950.   Corning Leader – January 12, 2011  


DEWEY Doris D. Bohl

born May 23, 1917, the daughter of Merton C. and Lydia Phillips Dewey, died Sunday, January 16, 2011 at St. Vincent Health Care Center after a short illness. She grew up in Webster, NY. The family moved to Elmira, NY in 1931. She graduated from Southside High School and the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She was employed in the offices of Dr. A. H. Hillman and Dr. Elliot T. Bush, Jr. She was a 60-year member of and past Matron of Loyal Chapter #265 Order of the Eastern Star. She had been a member of R.S.V.P. of Schuyler and Chemung Counties, AARP Chapter 276 and The Widow/Widower Support Group. She traveled extensively with groups from all four organizations. She had been a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, Elmira and then Oakwood United Methodist Church, Elmira Heights, NY before moving to Brocton, NY in 1997, where she was a member of the Tri-Church Parish and The Brocton-Portland Senior Citizens. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, John K. Bohl, and her son, Richard B. Lewis. She is survived by her daughters, Joyce (Keith) Loomis and Roberta J. (Charles) Loveland; step-sons, Lawrence (Janet) Bohl and David (Barbara) Bohl; daughter-in-law, Jill Lewis; 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She donated her body to the University of Buffalo Medical School. A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 1 PM at the Tri-Church Parish, 35 East Main Street in Brocton, NY and one in Penn Yan, NY in the summer.  Star Gazette – January 19, 2011 


DODGE Ronald E. Dodge

73, of 2872 Bridge St. Hill Road, Towanda, Pa., died Wednesday evening, Jan. 19, 2011, at Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda Twp., Pa.  Ronald was born June 14, 1937 in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late Harold and Mabel Rowe Dodge. He attended Towanda High School and subsequently served in the U.S. Army. On March 4, 1957 he married the former Dorothy O'Connor in Dushore, Pa. Ronald was employed by the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens, Pa., from 1959 until his retirement in 1999 following 40 years of service. He enjoyed spending time with his grandsons hunting and fishing and his canine companions Suzie and Jack. Ronald will be remembered by his family and friends as a man of many talents and for his ability to fix almost anything.  He is survived by: his wife of 53 years, Dorothy Dodge at home; children, Timothy Dodge of Dallas, Pa., Melissa Kinne and fiancé Jeff Thurston of Towanda, Maureen "Molly" Feichtner and husband Michael of Monroeton; grandchildren, Gregory Bacorn and wife Jenny of Towanda, Joel Schoonover and fiancé Jessica Preston of Wyalusing, Michael Feichtner II of Monroeton; great-grandchildren, Dakota and Sienna Bacorn.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Mabel on Jan. 17, 1969; his father, Harold on Jan. 15, 2005; and half-brother, Jack Rowe in January of 2004.  A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours.  The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting Ronald's family with arrangements.  Towanda Daily Review – January 21, 2011


DODSON Helen G. Lawson

Helen G. Lawson, age 84, of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, died on Friday, January 14, 2011 in Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Born on January 26, 1926 in Freehold, NJ, she was the daughter of Edward and Grace (Selby) Dodson. Helen was predeceased by her husband, Hugh Lawson in 1983 and was a homemaker in her own home.

Helen is survived by a son, Kevin Lawson of Brighton, CO; two daughters and a son-in-law, Sharon Lawson of Norwich, NY, Nancy and Stephen Howard of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; a sister, Doris Harrison of Amsterdam, NY; five grandchildren: Ronald, Jillian, Kristen, Bryan, Jaime and four great grandchildren: McKenzi, Alexis, Ketcher and Reeves. In addition to her husband, Hugh, she was also predeceased by a brother and sister.   A private memorial service will be held for the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA.   Wellsboro Gazette – January 18, 2011 



age 86 died January 8th at Taylor Health Center. She was born on July 19th, 1924 in Wiltshire England, to Ila (Smith) and Frederick Edmunds. Joyce was a wonderful homemaker, and devoted member to the Assemblies of God church in Bath where she served as Sunday School teacher and Treasurer for the Women's Ministries for many years.  Joyce also volunteered her time over the years helping out with the local Red Cross blood drives.  She met her husband John in Sept. of 1944 while he was serving in the US Army during WWII under the direction of Gen. George Patton. After being wounded in France, John returned to England in 1945. They made their wedding plans while John was recovering in the hospital. The two were married in Stonehouse, England on May 24th, 1945. If ever there was a match made in heaven, this was it. They had just celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary last year.  Joyce is predeceased by her mother and father, her sister Phyllis, and her son Barry Gelder of Colorado Springs. Survivors include her loving husband John, brother David Edmunds of Coventry England, and son and daughter in-law Robert and Tammie Gelder of Bath, daughter-in-law Susan Gelder of Colorado Springs, and  Three grandchildren: Craig (Kim) Gelder of Bradford, Lea (Nate) Goodness of Palmyra, and Philip (Cherisse) Gelder of Colorado Springs, as well as several nieces, nephews and great grandchildren.  If one word could describe Joyce, it would be "Love", because she walked and talked with Jesus every day. Now she is rejoicing in heaven in her new spirit body, free from pain and suffering.  Calling hours will be Wednesday Jan 12th from 2pm to 4pm  at Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath 107 E. Steuben St. Bath, with funeral services to follow. Officiating will be Rev. Craig Buckley of the Assemblies of God church.  She will be laid to rest at Grove Cemetery on Morris St. in Bath.  In lieu of Flowers, donations may be made to the Bethel Assembly of God Church, 310 W. Washington St. Bath, NY 14810.  Corning Leader – January 11, 2011


FEHNEL Terrance L. Fehnel

64, of Wyalusing, Pa., died on Jan. 12, 2011, at his home.  He was born on Oct. 7, 1946, in Rumford, Maine, and was a son of the late James Stoudt and Beatrice Hess Stoudt.  Terrance is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.  He was presently employed by Associated Wholesalers (a food wholesaler) as a truck driver. On March 14, 2005, Terrance married the former Dawn Bodnar.  He has been a resident of Wyalusing since September, having relocated from Bernville, Berks County, Pa.  His memberships included: life member of NRA; International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local Union No. 429; Shartlesville Community Fire Company No. 1, of Shartlesville, Pa.; Mount Pleasant Fire Company, of Pottsville, Pa.; and American Legion Post No. 732, of Bernville, Pa.  He enjoyed crossword puzzles, gardening, hunting, enjoyed riding his motorcycle, and was pit master at all of the family gatherings. Surviving is his wife: Dawn Fehnel, at home; father-in-law: Ken Bodnar, of Wyalusing, Pa.; a daughter and fiancé: Connie Fehnel and Jacob Leiby, of Shoemakersville, Pa.; step-son: Gabriel English, of Laceyville, Pa.; step-daughter and son-in-law: Doris and Charlie Tuttle, of Castle Creek, N.Y.; sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws: Janice and Jerry Brown, Sr., of Maine, N.Y., Vivian Bodnar, of Littleton, Colo., and Ken Bodnar, of Wyalusing, Pa.; a brother: James (Lynda Endy) Stoudt, of Bernville, Pa.; and by grandchildren: Caden, Talon and Adrian Engisch, and Chloe and Chase Tuttle; and by several nieces and nephews:  He was preceded in death by parents: James and Beatrice Stoudt, and by his mother-in-law: Mable Bodnar.  A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were entrusted to the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, Pa.  Towanda Daily Review – January 14, 2011 


FLEWELLYN Guy E. Flewellyn

90, of Whites Corners, PA, died Monday, January 10, 2011, in his home. Born December 22, 1920, in Harrison Township, PA, he was the son of Charles J. and Grace Woodward Flewellyn. He was married to the former Pearl Moore, who predeceased him in 1996. A World War II Veteran, he served honorably with the US Army in the European Theatre. He and his wife resided in Pittsburgh, PA and Weedville, PA for several years, where he was employed by Consolidated Natural Gas. He was a member of the NRA. Surviving are: two sons, Michael Flewellyn of Addison, NY and Terry (Michelle) Flewellyn of Whites Corners; a daughter, Sheila Flewellyn of Whites Corners; a brother, Craig (Kay) Flewellyn of Whites Corners; and two sisters, Betty Flewellyn and Joni Flewellyn, both of Warrenton, VA. Friends may call Thursday, January 13th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday in the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Harrison Valley, PA. The Rev. Timothy H. Miller, Pastor, will officiate. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. Burial will be in Whites Corners Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.  Star Gazette – January 12, 2011  


FREEBORN Harry G. Freeborn

Harry G. Freeborn, 70, of Whites Corners, PA, died Wednesday, January 12, 2011 in his home.  Born February 24, 1940, in Rochester, NY, he was the son of Basil H. and Anna E. Richardson Freeborn. On January 15, 1966, in Whites Corners, he married the former Sharon Williams, who survives.  He was employed by Ingersoll-Rand in Painted-Post, NY, Worthington in Wellsville, NY, Pure Carbon in Coudersport, Eberle Tannery in Westfield, and retired from Air Preheater in Wellsville.  Surviving besides his wife, Sharon, are: three sons, Harry (Theresa) Freeborn, Jr. of Rexville, NY, James (Jeanine) Freeborn of Harrison Valley, and Robert (Jill) Freeborn of Edmonton, WA; three daughters, Tammy (Jeff) Brown, Reva (Eric) Baldwin, and Rita (Luke) Reisinger, all of Harrison Valley; 16 grandchildren; and a brother, Richie Richardson of Hornell, NY.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Harold Freeborn and Robert D. Richardson; and a sister, Nellie Lamphier.   Friends may call Sunday, January 16, 2011 from 3:00 – 5:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Harrison Valley, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Timothy H. Miller, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Whites Corners Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Harrison Valley, PA 16927.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.  Solomon’s Words for the Wise – January 13, 2011 


HALL Janice L. Hall Ameigh

Age 67 of Watkins Glen, NY, died on January 14, 2011. I was born on June 21, 1943 in Wellsboro PA, the daughter of the late Leon and Laura Neal Hall. I was married to Frank Ameigh who pre-deceased me on December 29, 1988. I was also pre-deceased by my loving daughter, Leslie Osma on July 11, 2010; as well as a sister, Barbara and brother, Rusty. I am survived by my loving husband, Nelson Ameigh; also my friends-my loving children, son Frank and daughter-in-law Sue Ameigh of Mansfield, PA, daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Albert Shaffer, Barbara and Curt Connelly, Patricia and Darren Rose-Morley, all of Watkins Glen; son-in-law, George Osma of Deltona FL; step-children, Selina and Nelson Ameigh of AZ; 12 grandchildren, Ameigh and Amanda of Deltona FL, Zachery, Mackenzie and Alexandra of Mansfield, PA, Adam, Jessica and Brooke Shaffer, Caitlin and Cameron Connelly, Courtney and Tristin Rose-Morley, all of Watkins Glen; brother and sister-in-law Raymond and Lynne Hall of Tioga, PA; sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen and Bob Orlando of Lawrenceville, PA, Hazel and Bernie Cole of Mainesburg, PA, Marjorie and Lester Puryear of Tioga, PA; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lynn and Ida Ameigh of Watkins Glen, Richard and Joanne Ameigh of Florence, NJ, Donald and Becky Ameigh of Watkins Glen, Jerome and Clara Ameigh of Des Moines, Iowa; sisters-in-law, Judy Wolverton of Watkins Glen, and Margaret Ramos of FL; and many nieces and nephews. I was part owner of F&J Used and Refinished Furniture in Watkins Glen and retired from the Office For The Aging. Thank you to Doctor Louis Dubois, MD Guthrie Pulmonary and his Nurse Shannon, also the Guthrie Infusion Clinic staff. Janice. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8pm; with a funeral service on Tuesday at the funeral home at 11:00am; burial will be at Sugar Hill Cemetery.  Star Gazette – January 16, 2011  


HARVEY Harry V. “Bear”

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, January 8, 2011.  Bear was born on February 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 the 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 November 29, 2001; his maternal grandparents M. Marie and Jacques Babcock; and paternal grandparents Harry Harvey and Doris Short.  A time of remembering the special gift Bear was to all of us will be held on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 4 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held on Tuesday from 2 p.m. until the time of the service at 4 p.m.  Friends who wish may kindly consider a card of remembrance to the family, Mrs. Linda Harvey, 1935 Stateline Road, 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” .  Sayre Morning Times – January 11, 2011   


HAWKINS Robert Arthur Hawkins

Robert Arthur Hawkins, 59, of North Miami Beach, FL, died Tuesday, January 4th, in Miami, FL. He is survived by his wife Pura Hawkins and family; first wife Barbara Utter of Keuka Park, NY; two children, daughter Rebecca Riekofski of Wayne, NY and son Michael J. Hawkins of Pulteney, NY; one granddaughter, Cassidy Riekofski of Wayne, NY; three sisters, Marjorie Thomas of Dundee, NY, Sharon Parmalee of Hardy, VA and Marilyn Draper of Hardy, VA and their families. He is preceded in death by his parents Harley R. and Louise I. Hawkins.  Star Gazette – January 12, 2011  


HEFFNER John E. Heffner, Jr.

age 42 of Henderson, Nevada, died unexpectedly due to heart failure on January 3, 2011. John was born on March 2, 1968, in Blossburg, Pennsylvania, to John Heffner, Sr. and Linda Sturgis Heffner Bates. A beloved son, brother, and uncle, John is survived by his mother, Linda Bates, and father, John Heffner, Sr. Also survived by step-parents, Ronald Bates, Sr. and Diane Heffner, step-grandfather, Gerald Parker, step-siblings Renee Bates (Don Ryder), Renise Holohan (Kevin), Ronald Bates, Jr. (Deanne), Andrea Gammaro, Jackie Gammaro, and several step-nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Allyn Sturgis and Ida Sturgis Parker and his paternal grandmother, Pauline Heffner.  John graduated from Addison High School, Addison, New York, in 1986 and received a Communications Degree from St. Bonaventure University in 1990 and an English degree from Mansfield University in 1993. Prior to moving to Henderson, John lived in Texas and taught English. In 2006, John joined the Southeast Career Technical Academy in Las Vegas, Nevada, as the instructor for Television Productions. John was recognized by SECTA for his dedication to and support of arts education because of his work with students in producing TV videos and photography. Many of his students won state awards and are now attending UCLA film school. Continuing his love of golf, John was boys and girls golf coach at SECTA and was instrumental in organizing the Clark County School District tournaments. Before moving to Texas, John had been an avid bowler at Crystal Lanes and had rolled a 300 game.  John, from a very early age, loved traveling throughout the world. He especially enjoyed traveling with his longtime friends, Bill Hallett and Bill Winnie, to America’s national parks and documenting these travels through his photography. Some of these beautiful photos can be found on his website,  A celebration of John’s life will be held in the spring in New York State.  Corning Leader – January 11, 2011


HINTZ Mary M. Jurusik

Age 79, died Thursday, January 20, 2011 at St Joseph's Hospital. Mary was born April 28, 1931 a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Holleran) Hintz. She is also predeceased by her daughter Alice Jurusik Kane. Mary is survived by her husband of 55 years Donald J. Jurusik; daughters, with their families, Mary Theresa and Joseph Duffy of Elmira with sons, Kevin and Patrick; Patricia Ann and Douglas Logan of Maryland, with children, Russell and Kaitlin; son-in-law Peter (Sue) Kane of Elmira, with sons, Thomas and Matthew; brother John Hintz of Elmira Heights; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ann Elizabeth and Robert Albright of Florida, Joan and William McCann of Elmira, Jean Marie and Patrick Dabracci of Penn Yan NY; brother-in-law, Stanley Peter "Brother Allan" Jurusik of Conyers GA; sisters-in-law, Mary Jurusik of Minnesota and Muriel Jurusik of New Jersey; along with several nieces and nephews. Mary was a long time active communicant of Ss. Peter & Paul Church. She was a graduate of the Arnot Ogden School of Nursing and had retired from the Arnot with over 20 years of service. Mary was an avid gardener and was a pro at stripping woodwork. Her greatest joy was the time she was able to spend with her grandchildren. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, January 23, 2011, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there on Monday, January 24, 2011 at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in Ss. Peter & Paul's Church.  In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Mary may be directed to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, 555 St. Joseph's Blvd., Elmira NY 14901. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the 5th floor nursing staff at St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit for the wonderful care provided to Mary over the last several months.  Star Gazette – January 21, 2011


HOFFMAN Dane Cotter Hoffman

age 27, of 50 Raspberry Ridge, Eagles Mere, Pa., died on Jan. 10, 2011.  Dane was born Nov. 21, 1983 in Williamsport, a son of Gerald V. and Nancy J. Cotter Hoffman. He graduated from the Sullivan County High School a member of the class of 2002. He was active in sports in high school playing baseball and basketball. He was a musician and attended West Chester University, and was a graduate of The Drummers Collective, N.Y.C. He loved spending time at the Eagles Mere Lake where he was formerly a life guard, and also being with his friends playing music. He was a drummer in the band called "Last Call." At the time of his death he was employed at the Holcombe Group in Mildred, Pa.  Surviving in addition to his parents is his brother, Drew Hoffman of Greensboro, N.C. and the love of his life Amber Sheets of Sonestown.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 15 at Noon at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., with John and James Cotter, his uncles, officiating.  Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home.  The family will provide the flowers and request that Memorial Contributions be sent to the Geisinger Health System Foundation 100 North Academy Avenue, Danville, PA 17822 for Epilepsy research. Towanda Daily Review – January 15, 2011


JOHNSON David Carl Johnson

68, died at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, on Jan. 05, 2011.  He was born in Corning, N.Y., Jan. 17, 1942 to the late Harry and Nellie (Drew) Johnson.  David is survived by his companion Linda Frawley and Bonnie L. Johnson of Corning, N.Y.; a daughter, Sharon L. Weaver of Elmira, N.Y.; a son, Gary L. Johnson and Kathy of Newton, N.C.; five grandchildren, Megan, and Ryan of Newton, N.C., Jason, Amber, and Andrew of Elmira, N.Y., three great granddaughters and one great grandson; cousins Charles and Gwen Warunek and Dwane and Ellen Edwards.  He graduated from Corning Northside High School. He served 4 years in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. His professional career began at Ingersoll Rand (Dresser Rand) in Painted Post, N.Y., where he held several managerial positions during his 31 years of service.  After retirement he moved to Ponca City, Okla., to work for the Nickles Industrial Co. In 2002 he moved to Houston, Texas, to work for Cameron as Quality Control Engineer, retiring from there in 2007 and continued working as a Consultant until Aug. 2008.  There will be a Memorial Service at 10 AM on Feb. 19, 2011 at St. Mary’s Church in Corning, N.Y. with visitation starting at 9 AM.  Corning Leader – January 18, 2011


KELLY Marvin L. Kelly Sr.

68, of East Second St., Corning died Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born October 4, 1942 in Elmira, NY the son of the late John and Marion (Palmer) Kelly.  He married Dora Divens (Paris) Kelly on September 3, 1966 in Riverside, NY.  Marvin was a graduate of CFA (Class of 1961).  He was a retired Supervisor for the City of Corning DPW.  He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Dora Kelly of Corning; daughters, Debbie (Tom) Szkapi of Lindley and Donna (Brian) Nelson of Campbell; sons, Marvin (Theresa) Kelly Jr. of Monterey and Clifford (Nancy) Paris of Campbell; sisters, Maryann (Raymond) Jakubowicz of Rush and Clara Schmick of Florida; brothers, Charles (Maria) Burgess of Maryland, James (Dena) Burgess of Ohio and Bill Burgess of Bath; grandchildren, Marvin (Roberta) Paris serving in Afghanston,, Mitchell Kelly, Marvin Kely III, Rich Kelly, Jessi Nelson and Diana Nelson; great grandsons, Landon and R.J. Kelly; brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws, Howard and Shirley McFall, Barbara and Larry Waxman, Dan and Carol Divens, Don and Freda Divens and James and Barbara Divens; several Aunts, Uncles and cousins; Beloved buddy, Spooky.  He was predeceased by a grandson, Brett Edwin Kelly.  The family will receive friends at Acly-Stover Funeral Home, Corning on Monday, January 17, 2011 from 12-2 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Chris Durham Officiating.  Interment and Committal prayers will follow services at Fairview Cemetery, Lindley, NY.  Honary Pallbearers are Mitchell Kelly, Marvin Kelly III, Rich Kelly, Michael McFall, Howard McFall III and Eddie Crawford.  Memorial donations in Marvin's name may be made to: Bradford Central School Class of 2012.  Corning Leader – January 14, 2011


LENT Virginia Lee Dile

91, a 61-year-resident of Titusville, died Monday evening at the Titusville Area Hospital.  Mrs. Dile, who lived at Southwoods Assisted Living Community and formerly of East Spruce Street, was born on Nov. 6, 1919, in Wysox, Pa., a daughter of the late Edwin and Grace Lee Lent. She married Jack J. Dile on Aug. 5, 1950 at the Presbyterian Church in Wysox. Mr. Dile, a longtime teacher and principal at Titusville High School, preceded her in death on July 3, 2005. She died on what would have been Jack's 89th birthday.  Virginia was a graduate of Towanda High School and, prior to her marriage, worked as secretary to the president of Sylvania in Towanda. She resigned to serve in the Women's Army Corps of the United States Army during World War II, rising to the position of staff sergeant. She worked for several generals, including Gen. Mark Clark, at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., before being discharged with honor in October 1946.  In addition to raising her family, Virginia worked for the Titusville Area School District. She was a former member of the Titusville Garden Club, the Titusville Women's Club and served on the board of the Titusville YWCA.  An accomplished photographer, gardener and seamstress, she made dresses for her daughters Robin and Laurel, from birth through their weddings. She enjoyed reading, cooking and baking, and was well-known for her spectacular oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and hickory nut sticky buns. She enjoyed being a member of the YWCA book club and regularly competed with her good friend Thelma Blood to see who could finish the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzle the fastest.  She was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church in Titusville and looked forward to attending weekly afternoon Bible study.  Virginia Dile was the true matriarch of her extended family. She is survived by two daughters, Robin Cuneo and her husband Patrick Cuneo of Findley Lake, N.Y., and Laurel King and her husband David King of Shrewsbury, Mass.; a son, Jack J. Dile Jr. and his wife Kim Dile of Hummelstown, Pa.; four grandchildren, Eli J. Dile, Emilie J. Dile, Aaron D. King and Zachary D. King; a sister, Marion Jones of Rome, Pa.; a brother, Carlton Lent of Wysox Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Donald Lent.  Funeral services were held at the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home, 303 N. Washington St., Titusville on Saturday Jan. 15, at the First Presbyterian Church in Titusville.  Private interment will be on Jack's Mountain in McVeytown, Pa.  Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Titusville.   Star Gazette – January 20, 2011


LEWIS Charles C. “Chuck” Lewis

age 73, of Campbell, died on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at home.  He was born on July 25, 1937 in Montour Falls, the son of the late Charles J. and Sarah (Dailey) Lewis.  He married Georgianna E. Nichols on April 20, 1957 at the Nazarene Church in Bath.  Chuck attended Watkins Glen Schools and retired from Dresser Rand in 1999.  He enjoyed golf, NASCAR and he was a member of the Campbell American Legion War Dads.  He was also a mechanic for Dutch Hoag Racing.  He is survived by his wife, Georgianna, daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Greg Thompson of Campbell, son, Rod Lewis of Bath, daughter and son-in-law, Roxanne and Bob Robinson of Campbell, brother, Edwin Lewis of Alpine, sister, Jane Mahler of Horseheads, and brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Rose Lewis of California.  He also has grandchildren, Dennis, Michael, Ryan, Jamie, Sarah, and Colby, great grandchildren, Trentyn, Clay, Jaryn, Jaiden, Jaisek, Carson, Nathan, and Madison, many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, and several nieces and nephews.  Chuck was predeceased by his grandsons, Chad and Dustin Lewis.  Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street, Corning, on Sunday, January 16, 2011 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.  A celebration of Chuck’s life will follow calling hours there at 4:00 pm.  Burial will take place at Hope Cemetery in Campbell at a later date.  The family will provide flowers.  Those wishing may make donations in Chuck’s name to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005 or the American Cancer Society, 13 Beech Street, Johnson City, NY 13790.  Corning Leader  – January 13, 2011


LITTS Burt W. Litts

Age 73, died unexpectedly at his home, on Friday, January 14, 2011. Burt was born December 23, 1937 in Johnson City, NY, the son of the late Burt and Ruth (Cole) Litts. Burt is survived by his children, Jeffery Litts of Binghamton, Todd Litts of San Francisco, CA, Gordon Litts of Venice, FL, and Sarah Jane Crane of Wellsburg, NY. Burt was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He worked as a machinist for various local companies, retiring from Hilliard Corp. Burt was heavily involved with the Elmira Small Fry Sports program in the 1980's and was a former president of the organization. He was a big fan of old time movies and enjoyed hunting in his earlier years. Burt loved jazz music and was involved with the local jazz society for several years. He also enjoyed all types of Celtic music, and would occasionally wear his kilt out while enjoying a good Angus burger. He was a fully baptized member of Jehovah's Witnesses, and will be greatly missed by those who knew him. Services will be held at the Kingdom Hall, corner of Lena Place and Bancroft Road, Elmira on Friday, January 21, 2011. Visiting hours are from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., with memorial services to follow. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Elmira Small Fry Sports Association, P O Box 165, Pine City, NY 14871.  Star Gazette – January 18, 2011


MARTINDALE Wesley Allen Martindale

Wesley Allen Martindale, 70, of Whitneyville Road, Wellsboro, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at Broad Acres.  He was the husband of Janet Smith Martindale whom he married Feb. 14, 1986. Wes was born March 24, 1940, in Detroit, Mich., the son of the late Wesley Marion and Leona Atkinson Martindale.  He was a self-employed plumber for over 40 years, owning his own business in both Pennsylvania and Florida, retiring in 2003. Wes was a member of the CB Club; past commander and life member of the VFW, Dewey Heichel Post #4907, Wellsboro; and member of the Wellsboro Veterans Club. He was a United States Army veteran.  Surviving are his wife, Janet; sons, James (Jay) Allan (Nickie) Martindale of Charlotte, N.C., Donald Martindale of Wellsboro; daughters, Lisa Thomas of Winter Park, Fla., Misty (Peter) Crysler of Spring City; step-sons, Matthew (Shiela) Yungwirth of Mansfield, Vincent (Andrea) Yungwirth of Hutto, Texas; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers and four sisters. He was preceded in death by a son, Scott Martindale and brother, Edward Martindale.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 22, at 11 a.m., at the Whitneyville United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his memory to a Firemen's Ambulance Association of your choice or to the Whitneyville United Methodist Church. Arrangements are by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro.  Wellsboro Gazette – January 18, 2011 


McCARTY Daniel Joseph "Dan-O" McCarty

Age 54, formerly of Horseheads, was born December 24, 1956, the son of the late John B. and Geraldine M. (Westlake) McCarty. His life was unfortunately taken from us on the eve of December 31, 2010 in South Carolina. He is survived by his 7 children, Vincent Lawrence McCarty, Daniel McCarty, Nicole Lyn Parker-McCarty, Cory Joseph McCarty and Cody Daniel McCarty. He was quite the traveler going up and down the East Coast doing odd jobs here and there. He was quite the handy man having knowledge that ranged from electrical all the way to roofing. He will be greatly missed! Memorial services are being held at the First United Church of Christ on Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 7 p.m. 160 Madison Ave, Elmira, NY.    Star Gazette – January 15, 2011


MERRIAL Brenda Joan Miller

64 of Covington, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Brenda was born Jan. 17, 1946, in Lock Haven, a daughter of Harry and Betty (Embick) Merrial. She was the wife of Glenn B. Miller, Sr. and celebrated a 48th anniversary on April 25.   Brenda is survived by her husband, Glenn; a daughter, Cinda Miller of Covington; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Glenn Miller, Jr. of Covington, Robert and Lisa Miller of Roseville, William and Chris Miller of South Carolina, Howard Miller of Covington; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a half-brother, Kermit Erskin of Covington; a half-sister, Linda Fausnaught of Covington. She was predeceased by a grandson, Jeffery Miller.  In keeping with Brenda's wishes, there will be no services. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family.   Wellsboro Gazette – January 15, 2011


MILLER William L. “Bill” Miller

48, of Sayre, Pa. died on Saturday, January 8, 2011 unexpectedly.  He was born on Sept. 9, 1962 in Sayre the son of the late John and Charlotte Miller.  Bill loved fishing, hunting, camping, playing guitar, singing, eating, and watching the Dallas Cowboys and New York Yankees. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.  Bill is survived by his fiancé of two years Debra Bradway at home; children Jonathan Miller of Laceyville, Pa., Stephanie Thorne of Sayre, Pa., and Christopher Bradway of Sayre, Pa.; sisters Cindy Webster of Ohio, and Debra Barber of Waverly, N.Y.; brother Roger Plouse of Waverly, N.Y.; grandchildren Alex and Annalise Thorne, and Chloe “Beanerbutt” Kovacs; aunt and uncle Lloyd and Nettie Treat, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 at 1pm at the Waverly First Presbyterian Church, 459 Park Place, Waverly with the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Hummel officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the: Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., P.O. Box 191, 225 S. Main Street, Athens, PA 18810 to help offset the cost of the funeral expenses.   Sayre Morning Times – January 21, 2011


MOORE Polly Moore Dawsey

Polly Moore Dawsey died on Jan. 13, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital after a brief illness. She was 77 years old.  Polly was born on Feb. 18, 1933 in Waverly, N.Y. She was the daughter of John J. Moore and Cassendana Moore. Polly grew up in Towanda and graduated from Towanda Area High School in 1951. She attended Penn State University and graduated in 1955. At Penn State, she was president of the Delta Gama Sorority and treasurer of Mortor Board. She was active in the Players. At Penn State, she met her husband, W. Marshall Dawsey, and they were married at Christ Episcopal Church in Towanda, Pa., on Dec. 7, 1957. Polly is survived by her husband, W. Marshall Dawsey; and her children, John M. Dawsey, M.D. (Brenda), Dayna Lynn Dawsey (Bob Williams), Christina Vail , A.u.D. (Mark), and Craig Dawsey (Patty). She is also survived by her grandchildren, Todd, Lauren, Katelyn, Jay, Ian, Jordan, Rachel, Sarah, Sean and Emma; a brother, Jack Moore (Karen) of Ventura, Calif.; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  Polly was active in community affairs. She was a member of Wednesday Club and served on the Board of Directors of Martha Lloyd School for over 20 years. She served on the Board of Directors of Northern Tier Counseling. She was active in the Lake Wesauking Association and served as president of the Board of Directors and as commodore of the Pond Hill Yacht Club. She loved Lake Wesauking, its beauty and the community. She worked to preserve the land, water and wildlife in and around the Lake for many years of her life.  She previously served on the Ladies Auxillary of Memorial Hospital. She was a substitute at Towanda Area High School and served as a Cub Scout mother and den leader and a scout leader with the Girl Scouts.  She was very active in Christ Church, as a Sunday School teacher, cook for church dinners and president of Altar Guild.  She was an avid APRES skier, an accomplished seamstress, having made cheerleading uniforms, dance and theater costumes, an elegant Church Altar frontal and vestments, and prom dresses, in addition to repairing many football uniforms.  She was also an excellent knitter and knit many sweaters and blankets for newborn children. She enjoyed playing bridge with her friends. She will also be remembered for being a great, loving wife, mother, grandmom and great aunt, and her friends' friend, and a fan of all Black Knight sporting events.  Polly also had a wonderful, engaging wit and enjoyed writing Letters to the Editor, which got right to the point to be made.  Calling hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa., and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 at Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda, Pa. A Requiem Mass will be held following the calling hours on Monday.  The family suggests that memorials be directed to the Martha Lloyd School in Troy, Pa., and to Christ Episcopal Church in Towanda, Pa.   Towanda Daily Review – January 14, 2011


NEALLY Elenora “Jeanie” Smith

age 77, of Lindley, died on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, surrounded by her loving family after a short battle with cancer. Jeanie was born on December 28, 1933 in Presho, the daughter of the late David and Maude (Fritchel) Neally. Jeanie married Melvin Smith on July 9, 1955.  She was employed by A&P Foods of Big Flats before it closed. She enjoyed listening to country music, and square dancing. Jeanie loved to cook for her family and to spend time with her grandchildren. In her free time she would work on crossword puzzles. It could be noted that Jeanie was a kind person, who loved to help others in a time of need.  She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Melvin Smith;  daughters, Pamela Smith Palmer of Lindley, and Traci (Steve Tyler) Smith of Painted Post; son, Ronald (Julie) Smith of Bath;  eight grandchildren, Hope Palmer, Shawn Palmer, Jeremy Palmer, Renee Smith, Rachelle Barber, Jordan Smith, Brittany Tyler, and Samantha Tyler; 18 great-grandchildren ranging from age 17 to 8 months; brothers, Harold Neally of Painted Post and Wally Neally of Lindley; sister, Mary (Roy) Vanfleet of Lindley; brother-in-law: John (Carol) Smith of SC; sister-in-laws, Delores (Bill) Holt of NC, and Hatti (Denny) Robinson.  Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street in Corning on Saturday, January 15, 2010 from 11:00AM to 1:00PM. Funeral services will immediately follow at 1:00 pm with Rev. L.D. Maxon officiating.  Burial will be in Presho Cemetery at the convenience of the family.    Corning Leader – January 14, 2011


OLANDER Thomas E. Olander

61, died on December 31, 2010 at his home.  He was pre-deceased by his father, Edward Olander and his brother, Rick Olander.  He is survived by his son, Cory Olander, Endicott, his mother, Carol Olander, Painted Post, one sister and brother in law, Linda and Dick Potter, Maryland, three brothers and sisters in law, Chris and Kathy Olander, Painted Post, Scott and Betty Olander, Apalachin and Eddie and Joann Olander, Nelson, PA.  He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.  Mr. Olander was a Managing Principal at Ameriprise Financial in Endicott.  He was a veteran of the Viet Nam war serving in Germany with the U.S. Army Rangers.   Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 5 pm at the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 E. Main St., Endicott.  Corning Leader – January 12, 2011


OWEN Emily Kay Owen Turner

55, of Franklindale, Pa., died Friday afternoon, Jan. 14, 2011 at Memorial Hospital, North Towanda Township, Pa.  Emily was born in Troy, Pa., on June 2, 1955, a daughter of Gordon and Marie Strope Owen. She was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1973.  In early years, Emily was employed by Memorial Hospital in Towanda and subsequently owned and operated the Rub-A-Dub-Pub in Towanda for 14 years. She later moved to St. Petersburg, Fla., where she was employed by Wal-Mart for 10 years. Emily returned to the area in August of 2009 to make her home.  Emily enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.  She is survived by: her daughter, Tara McKernan of Franklindale; son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Kim Turner of Wilmington, Del., granddaughters, Karlie and Shelby McKernan; sister, Joy Cain of Port Jervis, N.Y.; sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Bill Hursh of Gulf Port, Fla.; brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Barb Owen of Pinellas Park, Fla., nieces and nephews: James and Roberta Cain, Marie Sciero, Chrissy and Mike Strums, Lisa McGuiness, Robert and Athena Hursh; several great-nieces and great-nephews.  A memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Maureen Hipple, Rector of Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda, officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 in Emily's memory.   Towanda Daily Review – January 16, 2011


PREVOST Clarence Worrell Prevost

of Coral Gables, Fla. and Wellsboro, died at home in Coral Gables on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010. He was 72. Clancy Prevost was a graduate of Mercersburg Academy and the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the Navy after college and was honorably discharged with the rank of Lieutenant. During his Navy years, he flew with the "Hurricane Hunters" squadron. Following his discharge, he joined Northwest Airlines as a pilot, retiring in 1993, after 25 years of flying. He began a second career as an instructor in the flight simulator, both in Minneapolis, Minn. and in Miami. He was the instructor who was suspicious of his student who had registered to learn to fly the 747-400 and who had not even soloed in a single-engine airplane. Despite resistance from the flight academy administration, Prevost persisted in his questions about his student. These events occurred in August 2001, five weeks before 9/11. Eventually, the student, Zacharias Moussaoui, was arrested. After a trial in Federal Court in Alexandria, Va., Moussaoui was sentenced to life imprisonment in federal prison in Colorado. The Airline Pilots Association International and the United States Department of State, both recognized Prevost for his heroism. He is survived by his wife, Sheilah Young Prevost; a sister, Sarah Shoemaker; two brothers, Louis and James; and three children, John A. Prevost, David V. Prevost, Andrea L. Koven; and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by his father, Dr. John V. Prevost, his mother, Julianne Cawley Prevost and his brother, John A. Prevost. A memorial service will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Wellsboro on Saturday, Jan. 29, at 11 a.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Clancy Prevost to the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, Post Office Box 102, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.  Wellsboro Gazette – January 19, 2011


RHODES John McNulty Rhodes

Age 80, of Big Flats, NY, died on Monday, January 17, 2011. John was born on September 7, 1930 in Corning, NY, son of the late Jerry and Mary (McNulty) Rhodes. He was a farmer in Big Flats and a Surge Dealer. John retired as an electrician in the Big Flats area, along with being the co-owner of Rhodes LP Gas and Appliances. He also attended Cornell University. John is survived by his best friend & longtime companion, Mary Welsh; daughter, Marijon (William) Hopkins of W. Elmira, NY; sons, Robert Bryson Rhodes of Elmira, Jay Rhodes of Big Flats, Christopher (Mary) Rhodes of Elmira and James Rhodes of Big Flats; 5 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. John was predeceased by his son, John in 2003; sisters, Patricia Pierce and Mary Katherine Miller. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Donations in memory of John can be made to the American Cancer Society at 1316 College Ave., Suite 2, Elmira, NY 14901, or the Celiac Disease Foundation at 13251 Ventura Blvd, Suite 1, Studio City, CA 91604.  Star Gazette – January 19, 2011


ROBERTS Ray E. Roberts

formerly of Sayre, Pa., died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday Jan. 9, 2011 at the North Care Hospice House in Kansas City MO. after a short, but courageous battle with cancer.  A lifelong resident of the Valley, he was born on Sept. 29, 1929 to the late Gerald and Marguerite Roberts of Sayre, Pa.  Ray was a member of the graduating class of 1947 from Sayre High School. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving during the Korean War. He was a proud member of the Towanda American Legion and the Sayre Sportsman Club. Ray was a professional house painter by trade, whose claim to fame was that he most likely painted every house in the valley. He enjoyed hunting and fishing whenever possible.  During his later years, his favorite pass time was meeting at Wal-Mart every morning with friends to have coffee. He was always very grateful for a meal provided by various organizations in the valley and looked forward to every Sunday afternoon for a home cooked meal by his step-daughter and family. In May of 2010, due to his declining health, he moved to Kansas City to live with his daughter and son-in- law.  Ray is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Charlene Roberts of Tampa Fla, daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Richard Cook of Kansas City, MO., daughter, Kathy Rodgers of Kansas City, MO., son, James Roberts of Kansas City, MO.; step-daughter and husband Sandy and Roy Salsmans of New Mexico, step-son and wife Lance and Diane Kitchen of Virginia, step-son and wife, Donald and Karen Kitchen of Sayre, Pa., step-daughter and husband Melodie and John McCutheon of Sayre, Pa., step-daughter and husband Maria and Ronald Hadlock of Sayre, Pa.; 15 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; sister, Sara Ede of Sayre, PA., sister and husband Amy and Earl Worden of Spencer, N.Y.  Ray is preceded in death by Ethel Kitchen, his companion of 30 plus years, his parents, brother Ed Roberts and sister Catherine Bailey.  A grave side service will be at a later date.  In lieu of flowers the family request the donations be made in Ray’s name to the North Care Hospice House, North Kansas City.

Sayre Morning Times – January 15, 2011


ROSEKRANS Carolyn C. Richer

Age 70, of Elmira and formerly of Chambers Rd., died Jan. 14, 2011. She was born on May 1, 1940 in Elmira to the late Merritt and Roseanna (Potter) Rosekrans. She was predeceased by her husband, Daniel in 2000. She was also predeceased by her son, William White; and daughter, Sandra Richer. She is survived by her son, James Richer; sisters, Sandra (Frank) Mix of Erin, NY, Bernice (Fran) Campbell of Rantoul, IL; several nieces, one nephew and many great-grandnieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Fri. from 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. Her service will follow at 1:00 p.m. The Rev. Anne Mowery will officiate.  Star Gazette – January 19, 2011 


SALTSMAN Deborah L. "Debbie" Saltsman

35, of 9248 County Route 7, died suddenly Saturday (Jan. 8, 2011) at Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital in Bath.  Born in Hornell on June 14, 1975, she was a daughter of C. Lonnie and Linda Hogan Barrett, who survive. On July 25, 1998, she was married at St. Pius Church in Cohocton to Daniel Saltsman, who also survives.  A graduate of Avoca Central School, Debbie also attended BOCES for two years and was employed at Bath Dental before she began her employment with the Guthrie Medical Group in Bath as a medical secretary.  She was a member of the Elmira Kennel Club and owned and showed Dobermans. Debbie enjoyed attending dog shows as well as camping, traveling and doing crafts.  Her family includes her husband of 12 years, Dan; her parents, Lonnie and Linda Barrett of Avoca; her sister, Heather (Barry) Wainwright of Avoca; her maternal grandfather, William Hogan of Ocala, Fl., who affectionately called her "Goldilocks"; her maternal grandmother, Florence Hogan of Avoca; her paternal grandparents, Charles and Dorothy Barrett of Avoca; her grandmother, Beverly Saltsman of Avoca; her great-grandmother, Grace Margeson of Avoca; her aunts and uncles, Janet and Bernie Towner of Avoca, who were also her godparents; Phil and Sharon Margeson of Avoca; as well as several other aunts, uncles and cousin; also her close friend, Deb Carter of Avoca; and her two dogs, Denali and Commanchee.  She was predeceased by her great-grandfather, Lee Margeson; her uncle, William J. Hogan III; her aunt, Kim Cecil and her in-laws, Ray and Nancy Saltsman.  Calling hours are from 5-8 p.m. today at the Avoca Funeral Home, 22 N. Main St., Avoca, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, with Pastor Bill McFeaters officiating. Committal prayers and interment will follow at Valley View Cemetery, Avoca.  Corning Leader – January 12, 2011 


SCOTT Catherine “Cassie” A. Snavely

95, of Sayre, Pa., died Monday, January 10, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital.  She was born December 10, 1915 in Annville, Pa., the daughter of the late Samuel and Amelia Boyer Scott.   Cassie attended S. Lebanon High School, graduating in 1933. She married George Snavely in 1935, celebrating 32 years of marriage prior to his death. Cassie was a supervisor at Sayre Lingerie, Sayre, Pa. moving to this area for her position, retiring in 1987 after 54 years of faithful service. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, a member of the 50 plus year club and was active in many of the church activities, a former Girl Scout Leader, and a member of the Eastern Star.  She is predeceased by her husband George N., 1967, four sisters, and one brother.  Catherine is survived by her son George Snavely of Sayre, Pa.; nieces Catherine Rein of New York City, N.Y., Linda Childers of Plymouth Meeting, Pa., Leslie Mack and Jerri Buller of Florida, nephews John Shultz, Jr. and Michael Shultz, Sr. of Lebanon, Pa.  Family and friends may call on Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the St. John Lutheran Church, 207 Hopkins Street, Sayre, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 11am at the Church with the Rev. Richard Mowry officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, Pa. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Cassie’s memory to: St John Lutheran Church, 207 Hopkins Street, Sayre, PA 18840.  Sayre Morning Times – January 13, 2011  


SPENCER Kenneth L. “Ken” Spencer

55, of Barton, N.Y., died Friday, January 14, 2011 at the Wilson Memorial Hospital unexpectedly.  Ken was born September 18, 1955 in Sayre, Pa., the son of LaVern and Virginia Mae Wheeler Chandler.  Ken enjoyed camping, sharing his beer at parties along with spending time with his family and friends. Ken was dedicated to his job at Ben Weitsman and Son, Owego, N.Y.  He is predeceased by his father LaVern Chandler, sister Cathy Bellows, and a nephew Arthur Hubert Jr.  Ken is survived by his wife of 35 years Valerie at home, daughters Stacy (Danny) Vanderpool, Georgia (Randy) Moore and Bambi (Charlie) Snyder, grandchildren Lewis, Zachary, Shane, Michaela, Recee, Sabrina, Autumn and Austin, mother Virginia Chandler, brothers and sisters Gary Spencer, Douglas Spencer, Dan (Stephanie) Chandler, LaVern “DeDe” (Carol) Chandler, Elizabeth (Arthur) Hubert and Fawn (Ron) Valentine, mother and father-in-law Shirley (Thomas) Meeker, brothers and sisters-in-law Joseph (Dee) Lane, Lyle Lane, Richard (Kathy) Lane, Kenneth R. Lane II, Lon Merrill, Ellen Lane and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A celebration of Ken’s life will be held Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the South Waverly Fire Hall, 379 Pennsylvania Ave., South Waverly, Pa., with the Pastor Bobby Harris officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Athens, Pa. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  Towanda Daily Review – January 19, 2011


STAHL John J. Stahl

The morning of Jan. 10, 2011, John J. Stahl, age 78, died peacefully, with his family at his side. John was born in Wyoming, Pa., on June 18,1932, the son of the late Carlos and Ethel Stahl Jayne. He was the oldest of seven siblings.  Growing up in Laceyville, John graduated on June 1, 1950 from the Laceyville Borough High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, on June 29, 1950, and was active military for four years, being discharged on June 28, 1954. While in the Marines, John served aboard the aircraft carrier, USS WASP, during the time of the Korean War.  On Aug. 7, 1951, John married the former Anna Heinrich, and together they raised their three children, Darlene Stahl Van Blarcom and her husband Jim, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Lee (Butch) Stahl and his wife the former Wanda Way, of Smithfield Twp., Pa., and Kelly Stahl Latimer, and her husband Steve, of Laceyville, Pa. He had seven grandchildren who brought him great joy over many years. They are Amy Van Blarcom Lackey and her husband Scott, Richard Van Blarcom, Amanda Miller and her husband Robert, Jonniann Butterfield, Jay Salsman and his wife Michelle, Marcy Arnold, and her husband Valdor, and Jason Stahl. John was also blessed to have four great-grandchildren, Anna Lackey, Scott Lackey, Anna Salsman, and Reese Van Blarcom. John is also survived by three brothers, Rev. Carlos (Betsy) Jayne Jr., of Des Moines, Iowa, William Jayne of Kansas City, Mo., Ronald Edward (Rosie) Jayne, of Rock Hall, Md.; and two sisters, Sandra Monday, of Indianapolis, Ind., and Patricia (Daniel) Newhart of Laceyville, Pa.  John was employed at G.T.E. Sylvania, in Towanda, Pa., for many years, as a computer programmer, retiring in 1987. John refereed high school basketball, in the 1960's. After retirement, John worked part time for the Laceyville Sewage Authority. He was an active member of the Rought Hall Post No. 510 American Legion, in Black Walnut, Pa., and the St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church, in Wyalusing for many years. His great past time, was watching his children, and grandchildren in their sporting and extra-circular activities. John had a great love for God and for his family. He had several special friends in his life who were Larry Lane, George Wisnoski, and Sandy Sharer. His family was, by far, the most cherished treasure of his life. He was very compassionate, loving man, and was a good friend to many people. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife Anna, who went to be with her Lord on Sept. 25, 2003, and his youngest sister, Grace Wilhelm, who died in May 2002.  Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, Pa., with his sister, Rev. Patricia Newhart, officiating. Preceding the services, full military services will be accorded at the funeral home, by the members of the Rought Hall Post No. 510, the Dennis Strong Post No. 457 American Legions, the Endless Mountains Post No. 3583 V.F.W. as well as the U.S. Marines Corps Honor Guard of Towanda, Pa., officiating. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be held at 11 a.m. at the St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church, in Wyalusing with Fr. Joseph Manarchuck, of the church, celebrating. Interment will be in the St. Anthony's Cemetery in Stowell, Pa. Family and friends may call from 3-6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 14 at the funeral home.

Towanda Daily Review – January 12, 2011  


STEVENS Carol A. age 90, of Millerton, PA died on Friday January 14, 2011 at Bradford County Manor. It was Carol’s request that there be no formal funeral services held. Arrangements are entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.  Star Gazette – January 16, 2011


STRAWSER Donald Strawser Jr.

Donald Strawser Jr., 50, of Francis Street, Painted Post died unexpectedly Sunday, January 9, 2011 at Corning Hospital.  He was born December 24, 1960 in Wellsboro, PA the son of Donald and Joyce (Beyor) Strawser Sr.  He married Sheila (Wheet) Strawser Jr. on September 26, 2009 in Painted Post.  Donald was a service Technician for Griffith Energy.  He was an active member of the Field and Stream Club in Painted Post. (NRA).  He is survived by his loving wife, Sheila of Painted Post, daughters, Holly Strawser of New York City, Katie (Simon) Baldwin of Campbell, Lori Strawser of New York City and Paula Strawser of Corning; brothers, James Strawser Chuluota, FL and Timothy (Jann) Strawser of Corning; sister, Nancy Christenson of IL; grandson, Aaron Baldwin; stepdaughter, Heather Cooper; stepson, Michael Devine; several nieces and nephews; 2 step grandchildren, Cole Cooper and Ariel Christman.  The family will receive friends at Acly-Stover Funeral Home on Thursday, January 13, 2011 from 5-7 p.m.  Funeral services will follow calling hours at 7:00 p.m.  Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations can be made in Donald’s name to the Field and Stream Club.  Corning Leader – January 13, 2011 


THOMAS Phyllis F. Snelson

74, of Hopewell Township, died Sunday evening, Jan. 16, 2011, at her residence.  Born June 9, 1936, in Nettle Hill (Greene County), she was a daughter of the late Tapp and Lucy J. (Roberts) Thomas. She was married to the late Robert Snelson who preceded her in death in 1985.  Her favorite pastimes included playing handheld video games and listening to Elvis Presley.  She leaves three children, Vickie L. Mrozoski, Robert Snelson and his wife, Mary Frances, Teresa Kisko and her husband, Bill; seven grandchildren, Jim Johnson, April (Dave) Thompson, Mike Lewis, Angela (Nathan) VanZile, Kari Mrozoski, Stephanie (Tommy Boyanowski) Kisko and Jessica Mrozoski; six great-grandchildren, Brandon Johnson, Austin Johnson, Kylah Thompson, Eva Manasco, Brady Thompson, Kail Thompson; two sisters, Lucy Smith, Nellie Cicoski; a twin brother, Philip Thomas and many nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received Tuesday, Jan. 18, from 2 p.m. until the time of service at 4 p.m. in the Simpson Funeral and Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Ave., Monaca. Pastor Thomas Knowles of Christian House Baptist Chapel in Raccoon Township, will officiate. Entombment will take place in the Beaver Mausoleum. Wellsboro Gazette– January 18, 2011 


VanZILE Kim W. VanZile

Age 55, of Lockwood, NY, died on Sunday, January 16, 2011, at home with his loving family by his side. He was born on February 13, 1955 in Elmira, NY to the late Dewain and Thelma (Stanton) VanZile. Kim was a loving husband to his wife, Katherine VanZile and a proud father of Timothy and Kimberly VanZile. Kim is also survived by his five grandchildren, Kamry, Jazlyn, Teila, Nicholas and Kiersten; brothers and sister, Joseph Standsfield, Bob VanZile, Sharon Cooper, Gary, Cole, Ricky and Brett VanZile. Kim enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing with the grandkids and doing construction work. He will be deeply missed by all his family and friends. It was Kim's wish that no services be held. Interment will take place in Hicks Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – January 17, 2011 


WEBSTER Vicki L. Seeley

57, of 46 Cowenesque St., Lawrenceville, PA, died Saturday, January 15, 2011 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center, unexpectedly. Born in Corning, NY August 18, 1953, she was the daughter of Mahlon J. & Dorothy L. Gee Webster.  She was a 1972 Graduate of Addison Central School and was a member of the Tuscarora Baptist Church. She had at one time been employed at Corning Inc., but since was a homemaker and loving wife, mother, sister, & daughter. She married Ricky Seeley July 28, 1980; he survives. Also surviving are her son & daughter-in-law, Mickey & Amanda Seeley of Lawrenceville, PA; her daughter, Nicki Coykendall also of Lawrenceville, PA; her mother Dorothy L. Webster of Addison, NY; and her brother, Don (Paulena) Webster of Addison, NY; and two grandchildren.  Friends may call Wednesday, January 19th, 2-4 & 6-8pm at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY, where funeral services will be conducted Thursday, January 20th at 11am.  The Rev. L.D. Maxson will officiate.  Burial will be in Baxter Cemetery.  Memorials will be received for the charity of your choice.  Corning Leader – January 18, 2011 


WEST Dorothy Huey

Age 84, of Bradford, NY, died surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, January 13, 2011. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Sunday from 2-4pm and 6-8pm; with funeral services on Monday at 11:00am at the Tyrone United Methodist Church; burial at Tyrone Union Cemetery. Born in Bradford, NY on December 24, 1926 to Gladys and John (Rappleye) West, she went on to graduate from Bradford Central School in 1945 and later attended R.B.I.; receiving her Associates in Secretarial. On July 1, 1950 she married her high school sweetheart, Wilmar Huey. In her early years of work she was a waitress at the Savona Diner, a clerk at Grants Department Store, and settled in as a secretary for Cornell Cooperative Extension in the Agriculture Department of Schuyler County. She retired from there in 1989. She is survived by her son, Wilmar (Kathy) Huey of Watkins Glen, and her daughter, Kathleen (Mickey) Keefer of Bradford; granddaughters, Karena, Danielle, Amber, Jessica, Jillian, Jenna, and Juliana; and 10 great-grandchildren. Sister, Emily (Robert) Switzer of Bradford; brothers, John (Emma) West of Savona, Merton (Dorothy) West of Rochester; sisters-and brother-in-law, Joan West of Bath, Kathy Huey of Hammondsport, Frank Huey of Albuquerque, NM; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Wilmar Linton Huey Sr. of 49 years; brother, Merle West (Bath); sister, Edna Barkley (Bradford); and granddaughter, Megan Philips (Watkins Glen). Dorothy was the sponsor of the American Red Cross Blood Bank of Tyrone, a member of the Tyrone Women's Fire Auxiliary (past president), volunteer at the Mustard Seed Attic, Tyrone Food Pantry Coordinator, and held many various offices in the Tyrone United Methodist Church. She received many honors, such as the 1990 "Gold" RSVP Volunteer, the 2001 Outstanding U.M.W. Woman, and the 2002 Outstanding Service by Tyrone Fire Company, just to name a few. Although her volunteer work was near and dear to her heart, her family always remained first. There weren't many concerts, plays, school fairs, and countless sporting events that were missed. She was the number one fan, traveling as far as Cleveland, Ohio on a bus filled with cheerleaders at the age of "78". She was truly a dedicated and loving mother, sister, grandmother, and friend always there at moment’s notice. You will be missed, but in our hearts forever. A special thanks to the Southern Tier Hospice and staff. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Tyrone United Methodist Church, Tyrone Fire Dept. and Auxiliary, or Southern Tier Hospice.  Star Gazette – January 14, 2011


WEST James P. West

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 22, 2011, 1:00 p.m. at St. Pauls Missionary Church on 402 Sullivan St. Elmira, NY.  Star Gazette – January 21, 2011    473 


? Annie Wilson

Age 86 of Elmira, NY died peacefully on Monday, January 17, 2011. She is survived by her 10 children, Trellis Lamar of Ft. Pierce, FL, William Banks, Sr. of Elmira, NY, John (Tammy) Banks of Elmira, NY, Ocie (John) Moore of Elmira, NY, Barbara (Gerald) Shepard of Norristown, PA, George Wilson, Jr. of Elmira, NY, Debra Wilson (daughter and loving caregiver) of Elmira, NY , Darnell Wilson, Sr. of Elmira, NY, Elizabeth (James) Banks of Elmira, NY, Jackie Wilson of Binghamton, NY, and 4 generations of grandchildren. She was a member of Monumental Baptist Church and sang in the choir in the past. She was fondly known as the "Icee Lady" for over 30 years by several generations of children for her 25 cent Kool-Aid in a cup sales at her Heritage Park residence. She was devoted to her very large family, served as an advisor to many and was known as "Mom" to many more. Family and friends are invited to visit Monumental Baptist Church, 308 E. Clinton St., Elmira on Saturday, January 22nd from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 1 pm. Pastor James E. Jones will officiate. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Star Gazette – January 20, 2011 



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