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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 Five
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..


ADAMS Ronald G. Adams, Age 54, of 243 North St., Westfield, PA, died January 31, 2011 at his home.  He was born February 24, 1956 in Spangler, PA, the son of Joseph Stiles and Olive Adams.  He was employed as a Dog Warden for the PA. Dept. of Agriculture, Police Chief in Westfield Borough for 21 years, police officer in Cambria Co. for 10 years, Galeton Police Dept., member of Crary Hose Co. for 19 years, assistant Fire Chief for 2 years, Clymer Hose Co. for 10 years, Hastings Fire Dept., Cherry Tree Fire Dept., Harrison Valley Fire Dept., DARE instructor in Northern Tioga School Dist. For 15 years, PA State Fire Instructor for 21 years, State Fire Instructors Assoc., Civil War reenactor "PA Bucktails", he was a extra in the movie "Gettysburg", was a avid hunter, gun collector, member of the Westfield Rod and Gun Club, former assistant scoutmaster Knoxville Troop #22, Tioga Potter Drug Task Force,Tioga Co. DUI Task Force, former Capt. and member of the Tioga Co. Fire, Ambulance, Police Honor Guard, Westfield Area Lions Club.  Survived by his wife, Sue; sons, Ronald G. Adams Jr., Northern Cambria, PA, Michael (Mary) Adams. Northern Cambria, PA, Andrew (Cassandra Paul) Adams, Elkland, PA; daughter, Bridget (Matthew) Reed. Knoxville, PA; grandchildren, Caitlin Ward, Montana Adams, Michael Adams Jr., Camden Reed, Benjamin Reed, Ella Reed, Tyler Adams.  Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, PA, Friday 2:00 to 4;00 and 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 :00 am. at the Westfield United Methodist Church. Rev. Harold Kiel and Rev. Duane Burdick, officiating.   Memorial donations may be made in Ron's memory to Crary Vol. Hose Co. or Clymer Vol. Fire Dept.  Star Gazette – February 2, 2011


AYLESWORTH Eva Lucille (Aylesworth) Slater, age 89, formerly of Elmira, NY, died Wednesday, February 2, 2011, at Absolute Care at Three Rivers in Painted Post, NY.  Eva was born in Elmira on October 10, 1921, to Dell and Teresea (Pearce) Aylesworth, Sr. She graduated from Southside High School in 1940 and married Arthur Slater in August of 1941. Eva had been employed by Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira as a switchboard operator for many years. Eva was a member of the New York State Federation of Home Bureaus Inc. for many years and had been a Past President of the Chemung County Home Bureau. She was an avid reader and enjoyed her card club, crocheting, and craft making. She loved to cook and bake for her family and friends. She is greatly loved by her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  Eva is survived by her daughter, Jacqueline (Charles) Simcoe of Painted Post; granddaughters: Kelly (Jon) Lewis of Corning, Teresea (R. Scott Baldwin) Renshaw of Elmira, Shannon (Scott) Moran of Painted Post, and Colleen (John) Dobson of Corning; great grandchildren: Jacqueline and Megan Preston of Corning, Breyanna and Jonathan Renshaw of Elmira, Katelyn Force of Painted Post, and John and Alyssa Dobson of Corning. Eva was predeceased by her husband, Arthur; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Todd Pelrah; a brother, Dell Aylesworth, Jr.; her sister, Blanche (Aylesworth) Daniels; and her grandson, Michael Todd Pelrah.  Services will be held at the convenience of the family at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Corning. Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Odessa, NY.  Star Gazette – February 5, 2011


BARILE Virginia B. DeDominick

Watkins Glen: Virginia "Ginny" DeDominick, age 89, of Watkins Glen, died peacefully on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at Schuyler Hospital's Seneca View Skilled Nursing in Montour Falls.  Friends and family may call from 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday, February 8th at the Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119 Fifth St., Watkins Glen. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9am on Wednesday, February 9th at St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Watkins Glen with Father Paul Bonacci, celebrant.  Virginia was born in Watkins Glen on April 8, 1921, the daughter of the late, Joseph and Kathleen (Carey) Barile. One of her most treasured jobs was making her home and was also employed with Watkins Salt Co. and the Glen Casuals. Virginia volunteered for the Board of Election, and enjoyed cooking, knitting, reading, and playing cards. She was an active member of St. Mary's and was involved with the church bazaar, the St. Mary's Guild, and numerous other church functions. Virginia is survived by her daughters, Kathleen Dempsey and Elizabeth Dempsey-Loid; her step-son, Joseph (Rita) DeDominick, Jr; her grandchildren, Rebecca (Dr. Maxwell) Lutomske-Mayeaux, Joseph (Nikki Holden) Lutomske III, Tiffany (William) Hill, Tracey (Brantley) Smith, and Gregory (Ann Marie) DeDominick; great grandchildren, Ashlee Hill, Torie Hill, Travis Hill, Jarett Hill, Zoe Lutomske, Gia Lutomske, Stirling Smith, Joselyn Smith, and Zakary DeDominick; her sister, Barbara (James) Spena; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Virginia was predeceased by her eight sisters and brothers, and her husbands, Sgt. Walter H. Dempsey and Joseph DeDominick, Sr.  Star Gazette – February 6, 2011


BARTLE Cameron A. 'Bucky' Bartle

67, of Ft. Worth, Texas, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011.  Born Sept. 20, 1943, he was the son of Allen and Dorothy Bartle. He worked in construction and was a United States Navy veteran.  Surviving are his wife, Imelda; son, T.J. Bartle of Wellsboro; three grandsons, Austin, Taylor and Braden Bartle; step-children and step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Sylvia 'Skip' Smith.  His funeral service will be held in Texas on Friday, Feb. 4.  Wellsboro Gazette – February 1, 2011 



Age 75 of Elmira, NY. He was born October 11, 1935 in Elmira, son of the late John and Nellie (Roche) Blaine and died Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at the Bath Veterans Hospital. He was predeceased by his parents; sister Jeanette Cianfoni; brothers Rexford and Robert Blaine; and companion Phyllis Manwaring. He is survived by his children Stacey Ramsdell, Teasha Crandall, John Blaine and Chuck Blaine; grandchildren Andrea, Austin, McKinzie, Dylon, Loryn, Madisun, Emma and Ella; great grandson Nathan; sister Sandra Blaine along several nieces and nephews. John was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a retired painter. In keeping with John's request, no services will be held. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Star Gazette – February 4, 2011



77, well-known Valley resident, of 35 Ball Street, Waverly, N.Y., died Friday evening, January 28, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, surrounded by her loving family following a brief illness.  Betty was born August 22, 1933 in Newark, N.Y., the daughter of the late Charles and Frances Rising Bornheimer. Betty was a graduate of Lyons High School class of 1951 and was a 1953 graduate of Rochester Business Institute in Rochester, N.Y. In 1952, Betty received the honor of being crowned Rochester Lilac Festival Queen. She was formerly employed by Rockman’s in Sayre and by the Waverly School District. Betty enjoyed spending time with her family and special friends of her card club, birthday club, breakfast club and water aerobics class. Betty will be fondly remembered as a wonderful mother and grandmother, for her keen sense of humor, her gift as a tremendous cook and for her numerous “Bettyism’s.” She will be deeply missed by all.  Betty was a communicant of Blessed Trinity Parish, St. James Catholic Church, Waverly, N.Y.   She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Laurie Cocco of Batavia, N.Y.; Daughters and Sons-in-law: Terri and David Pannone of Waverly, N.Y., Diane “DeeDee” and Peter Tymoski of Sayre, Pa., Lori and Brien Grow of Honeoye Falls, N.Y., Lisa and David Robbins of Fairport, N.Y.; 15 Grandchildren, Adam Pannone, Alex Pannone, Linsey Cole, Ashley Cole, Jenna Tymoski, Jacqueline and Brian Welsch, Jennifer and Alex Rybczak, Jessica Cocco, Nicholas and Jennifer Grow, Kathryn Grow, Krista Grow, Jacob Robbins, Lukas Robbins, Caleb Robbins, and Noah Robbins; twin great-grandsons, Charles and Henry Welsch; sister-in-law, Jean Cocco of Waverly, N.Y.; brother-in-law and Sister-in-law, Edward and Elizabeth Cocco of South Waverly, Pa.; Special Nieces and Nephews, Cathy and Bill Soprano of Waverly, N.Y., Julie, Greg and Anna Borsz, Kelly and Joe Soprano, Mary and Kevin Gosney of Binghamton, N.Y., John, Jeffrey and Jason Gosney, Steve Cocco of Sayre, Pa., Tom and Nicole Cocco of Waverly, N.Y.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Louis A. Cocco on September 3, 2010, and brother-in-law, John Cocco in 1997.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Blessed Trinity Parish, St. James Catholic Church, Waverly, N.Y.  Interment will be at a later date in St. James Cemetery, Waverly, N.Y. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY 14892 or to the Waverly High School Library, 1 Frederick St., Waverly, NY 14892 in Betty J. Cocco’s memory.    Sayre Morning Times – February 1, 2011


BREON Marie A Wenck

age 89, of Corning died Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at Schuyler Hospital.  Marie was born August 14, 1921 in Osceola, PA. She is the daughter of the late Truman and Josephine (Sherman) Breon, Sr.  She married Clifford Wenck on December 13, 1940 at Ulster, PA.  She was predeceased by her husband in 1989.  Marie was a housewife most of her life. Her family was the most important thing in her life. She was a Sunday school teacher at Grace Lee Memorial Wesleyan Church of Beaver Valley. Marie was an avid Yankee fan and would watch every game.  She is survived by two daughters: Kathleen Wenck of Elmira, JoAnn (Bill) Grover of Painted Post; one son: John (Theresa)  Wenck of Corning; one sister: Mary (Tony) Negri of Corning;  two brothers: Truman (Mert) Breon, Jr. of Caton, Lawrence (Deloris) Breon of Beaver Dams; along with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.  She is predeceased by her two sons: Clifford and Roy Wenck; four brothers; Leon Breon, Leonard Breon, Lester Breon, and Harold Breon.  Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street, Corning, NY on Saturday, February 12 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, February 13, at 2:00 pm, with Rev. Mathew Pickering officiating.  Burial will be in Hope Cemetery, Corning.  Corning Leader  – February 10, 2011


BROWN Donald R.

Logan: Age 77, of Logan, NY, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, at Schuyler Hospital. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Monday (Feb. 7th) from 2-4 p.m.; a funeral service will immediate follow at 4:00 p.m., Rev. George J. Norton officiating. A committal service with Military Honors will be held Tuesday at 12 noon at the Hector Presbyterian Cemetery. He was born on February 12, 1933 in Elmira, NY. He attended Watkins Glen High School, served four years in the US Navy, was a Webelo Leader in the Boy Scouts, member of the Hi-Liters Country Band, and past member of the VLH Fire Department. Don retired on May 1, 1995 from Shepard-Niles after 44 years of service. He married Barbara Burnett on April 14, 1956. He is survived by his beloved wife, Barbara; his beloved children, Lori (Robert) Allen, Gary (Lisa) Brown; and his cherished grandchildren, Joshua Brown of Logan, Melinda Brown (Kenny Klee) of Erin, NY, and Philip Brown of Logan; also surviving is his sister, Patricia Barrett of Sayre, PA; sister-in-law, Nona Schimizzi, and brother-in-law, Wallace Burnett; and his first great-grandchild that he looked forward to meeting after his birth. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and numerous friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Nelson and Hazel Brown; and infant son, Donald R. Brown.

Star Gazette – February 4, 2011



age 78, of Hornby died on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, at Corning Hospital. Reva was born in Hornby on May 26, 1932, the daughter of Claude and Irene (Schoonover) Calhoun and was a graduate of Painted Post High School in 1951. She married Robert Fisk on February 21, 1953 in Painted Post. She was a production scheduler for Corning Glass Works for many years. Reva had a big heart and loved to help others in need. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Painted Post, and enjoyed farming and riding horses. She is survived by her husband, Bob; son, John (Cori) Fisk of Healey, Alaska; grandchildren, Harley, Morgan, and Jacob Fisk; sister-in-law, Dolores Calhoun of Campbell; sister-in-law, Silvia (Donald) Hatt of Marietta, PA; nephew, David (Missy) Calhoun of Painted Post; and niece, Terry (Thomas) Regan of Virginia. Reva was predeceased by her son, William Fisk, and brother, Raymond Calhoun. Calling hours will be Monday, February 7th from 4-6 PM at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 8th at 11:00 AM at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service with Reverend Jay Fisk officiating. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Reva's name to the Salvation Army, 32 East Denison Parkway, Corning, NY 14830.


CARNRIKE Lynn Marie Sikoski

46, of Laconia, NH died January 28, 2011 in Heritage Hall East, Agawam, MA after battling cancer. Born in the town of Barton, NY on October 22, 1964, she graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Communications. She also had a Master's degree in Education specializing in Counseling and Human Relations from Plymouth State College (NH). She was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Laconia, NH. She was a regular at the Laconia Athletic and Swim Club and was an avid runner. She was employed at Concord Metro Treatment Center in Concord, NH since 2006. She is survived by her fiance, Rev. Rodney Collins of West Springfield, MA, her father Charles Carnrike Sr, her mother Susan Harford, her brother Dr. Charles Carnrike, Jr., her sisters Carol Park, Collette Whitmarsh, as well as nieces and a nephew and aunts, uncles and cousins. In lieu of flowers please send donations to The Deacons Fund, West Springfield Covenant Community Church, 112 Amostown Road, West Springfield, MA 01089.  Star Gazette – February 2, 2011


CARR Joyce Marie Taft

Age 77 formerly of Catalpa Dr. and longtime resident of Elcor and Villa Serene died after a long illness Mon. Jan 31, 2011. She was born March 2, 1933 a daughter to the late Robert and Mary (Zimdahl) Carr. She was predeceased by her husband, Kendall C. Taft in 1962 and granddaughter Amelia Taft in 1991. She is survived by her sons and daughter, Patricia Penz of Rochester, NY, Duane (Jean) Taft of Waquoit, MA, and Rod (Pam) Taft of Beaver Dams, NY; Grandchildren, Jeremy, Darrick, and Michael Beber; Amy Cruz, and Adam Taft. Craig and David Penz, Robert and Elizabeth Taft; 7 great grandchildren. Brother, Ron Carr and sister, Virginia Coon; several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her brothers, Robert and Tom Carr; brother-in-law, Floyd Coon. Joyce was active with the many programs at Elcor where she had been residing for the past 10 years. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Thursday Feb. 3, 2011 from 5-7:00 pm. Her service will take place in the funeral home on Friday at 10:00 am with Dave Knuppenburg officiating. In lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Joyce with memorials to Elcor Activities Program, 48 Colonial Dr. Horseheads NY 14845. Special thanks to the staff of Elcor including Lucy for their care, dedication and concern for our mother.  Star Gazette – February 2, 2011 


CHADWICK Audrey I. Brown

Horseheads: died after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, at age 79. Predeceased by her father and mother, Clifton and Edith Chadwick; sister, Helene Taylor. She is survived by her husband, Robert H. Brown; children, Clifton Collins of PA, Bobbi (Tom) Schoonover of NC, Marty (Amanda) Brown of Horseheads, Jill (Jim) Pupatelli of Rochester; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Billie Donovan and Shirley Semski; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lee Taylor, Ron and Nancy Brown, Anne and Ken Taylor; many nieces and nephews. No prior calling. Services and interment private. Those wishing, donations may be directed to Cancer Wellness Spa of Greater Rochester, 240 Kilbourn Rd., Rochester, NY 14618 in her memory.  Star Gazette – February 3, 2011 


CONROY Mary T. (Conroy) Black, 88 years old, of Braintree, Mass., died peacefully Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at the South Shore Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Black was born, raised, and educated in Cambridge. She graduated from Cambridge High School and Katharine Gibbs College. Mrs. Black lived in Braintree for more than 50 years, earlier living in Quincy and previously living in Dorchester.  She worked as an administrator for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the Department of Environmental Management. Mrs. Black was an active member of Saint Thomas More Parish since living in Braintree, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and as a Lector. She was also a daily communicant.  She was the beloved wife of the late Robert C. Black; devoted mother of Robert J. Black of Braintree, Stephen M. Black of Florida, John J. Black and his wife Barbara of Braintree, Richard F. Black and his wife, Mary Katherine of Wellsboro, Mary A. Plummer and her husband Edward of Rockland, Mass., Eleanor M. Barrett and her husband William of Norwell; loving grandmother of Michael Black, Stephanie Black, Katie Black, Rob Black, Rachel Black, Jason Black, Maxwell Black, Stephen Plummer, Matthew Plummer, Anne Plummer, Billy Barrett, and Patrick Barrett; sister of Eleanor M. O'Brien of Holbrook, Mass. and the late Francis J. Conroy. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Ave., Quincy, Mass., Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 8 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint Thomas More Church, corner of Hawthorne Road and Elm Street, Braintree at 9:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours are Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Interment will be at Braintree Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs. Black's memory may be made to the Saint Thomas More Parish, 8 Hawthorne Road, Braintree, Mass. 02184.  Sayre Morning Times - February 7, 2011


COREY Thomas A. Corey Sr.

94, of West High St., Painted Post died Friday, February 4, 2011 at Corning Hospital.  He was born September 10, 1916 in Corning, NY the son of Albert and Bessie M. (Linsey) Corey. Thomas was a retired Conductor for NY Central Railroad in Corning, NY.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Moose, American Legion and the Railroad of Brotherhood of Trainman.  He is survived by his sons, Richard Corey of Wassaic, NY, Gary Corey of SC, Thomas Corey Jr. of Flowery Branch, Georgia and Ronald Corey of Painted Post; daughter, Sandra Celelli of Corning; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.  The Family will receive friends at the Big Flats Wesleyan Church, 561 Maple St., on Monday, February 7, 2011 from 5-6 p.m.  A Memorial Service will follow calling hours at 6:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association Southern Tier Regional Office, 401 Hayes Avenue, Endicott, NY 13760.  Acly-Stover Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.  Corning Leader - February 7, 2011


CORNELL Gertrude M. Johnson

Cameron Mills: age 89, entered into rest, Tuesday, February 8th 2011 at Corning Hospital. She was born January 21st 1922 in Owego, NY, the daughter of Floyd W. and Anna Belle Barton Cornell. She married Lyle R. Johnson, March 15th 1941. He preceded her in death February 16th 1996. She is survived by sons and daughters in law, Robert & Carolyn Johnson and Edward & Mary Johnson of Cameron Mills, Alan & Kathi Johnson of Corning and Ray & Dolores Johnson of Cameron, daughters and sons in law, Evelyn & Donald Miller of Corning, Lila Lyons (Tom, deceased) of Painted Post and Peggy Woodard (Daniel, deceased) of Elmira Heights, 16 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother, Lester Cornell of Berkshire, NY, sisters, Lula Birdsall of Richford, NY, and Anna Olmstead of Berkshire, NY and her sisters in law, Alice McConnell of Arkport, Elaine Johnson of Cameron Mills and Ellora Johnson of E. Dundee, Illinois. Friends may call at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St. Woodhull, NY, Friday, February 11th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM where funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be received for the Cameron Ambulance Corp. PO Box 1993, Cameron, NY 14819.   Star Gazette – February 10, 2011


CUNNINGHAM Wendy Cunningham Reppert

Pittsford, NY: February 5, 2011. Predeceased by husband, W. Dennis Reppert & brother, James Cunningham. Survived by son, D. Evan Reppert; sister, Sandra (Richard) Phillips; many nieces and friends.  Funeral Services and interment were private. Memorials may be made to Lifetime Care Hospice, 3111 S. Winton Rd., Rochester, NY 14623.  Arrangements are by Falvo Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – February 8, 2011


DILIBERTO Josephine A. Diana

age 95, of 183 Dodge Ave, Corning, died on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center.  She was born on January 3, 1916 in Spring Valley, Illinois, the daughter of Frank and Francis (Alotto) Diliberto.  She married Lawrence Diana on April 20, 1940 at St. Vincent De Paul Church in Corning.  He predeceased her November 22, 2006.  Josephine was a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Church and she worked at Corning Glass Works as an inspector.  She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed taking care of her family.  She was instrumental in her husband’s home care, following his sudden stroke, caring for him for a five year period until his admission in Founders Pavilion.  She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Ann Marie and Ray Watkins of Phoenix, AZ, son, Stephen Diana of Syracuse, NY, sister, Nita Sturiale of Framingham, MA and brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Theresa Diliberto of Elmira.  She also has seven grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, great great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  Along with her husband, she was predeceased by her son, Gary Diana, daughter, Frieda Mae Temple, brother, Frank Diliberto, and sisters, Rose Yorio and Chris Ruocco.  Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street, Corning, on Friday, February 11, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  A prayer service will be held at the funeral home Saturday at 9:00 am.  A Mass of Christian Burial for Josephine will follow at 9:30 am at St. Vincent De Paul Church, 222 Dodge Ave., Corning.  Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.  Corning Leader – February 10, 2011


DOOLITTLE Ruth W. Bonning

93, of Waverly, N.Y. died on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011at Crossings Nursing & Rehab Center in Minoa, NY following a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s.  She was born Oct. 23, 1917 in Westwood, NJ the daughter of the late Clifford S. and Anna Reynolds Doolittle. Ruth graduated from Waverly High School in 1937 and Delkae Beauty School in Elmira, NY. She was self-employed as a beautician in the Waverly, NY area for 40 years. Ruth was a member of North Waverly Chapel, and Waverly Order of the Eastern Star for 50 years, having served as past Matron. She is predeceased by her husband Harold Bonning, 2001. Ruth is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Hal and Patricia Bonning; grandchildren Brian and Kristin Bonning; great-grandchildren Sawyer and Priscilla Bonning; sister Laura Hall, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. At Ruth’s request there will be no calling hours or services. 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 in Lockwood Cemetery, Lockwood, NY. Memorial donations may be made in Ruth’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.  Sayre Morning Times – February 5, 2011                


ELLERS Lana R. Wolcott

62, of Sayre, Pa. died on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011at Robert Packer Hospital unexpectedly. She was born August 17, 1948 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Malcolm and Margaret McCloe Ellers. Lana was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed attending Country Music concerts.  She is predeceased by her brothers Ray Ellers, Russell Ellers, and Malcolm (Sonny) Ellers.  Lana is survived by her husband of 31 years Kenneth at home, children Tammy and Paul Hook of Warsaw, Va., Michael and Amy Wolcott of Sanford, N.C., Brian and Shelia Gayken of Wylie, Texas, Scott Gayken of Waverly, NY, Randy and Tammy Gayken of San Diego, CA, and Kimberly and David Pritchard of Athens, PA, 19 grandchildren and, a very special grandson  Alexander Kenneth Simons, 6 great-grandchildren siblings and in-laws Yvonne Ward of Sayre, PA, Joseph Ellers of Albany, NY, Ronald Ellers of Sayre, PA, Martha Zepp of Elmira, NY, and Richard Ellers of Sayre, PA, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Saturday, February 12, 2011 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Greater Valley Assembly of God Church, 200 West Lockhart Street, Sayre, Pa. A memorial service will follow at the Church at 2pm. 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 Lana’s memory to: Autism Hearts, 19 Pennsylvania Avenue, Athens, PA 18810.    Sayre Morning Times – February 9, 2011     


HARDER Henry A. Harder

age 59, of Corning died suddenly on January 31, 2011 at his home. There will be no calling hours or services. French Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Those that knew him would understand. Live life to the fullest and enjoy each day.  Star Gazette – February 3, 2011


HERRICK William J. 'Bill' Herrick Sr.

age 75, of Lakemont, NY died Friday February 4, 2011. There will be no prior calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 6:00 pm Monday (Feb. 21) at the BAIRD FUNERAL HOME, 36 Water Street, Dundee. William was born March 10, 1935 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Albert Raymond and Adele Martha Joseph Herrick. He graduated from Catholic High School in Elmira in 1952. Mr. Herrick had worked for Commercial Credit Corporation in Elmira, as Probation Officer for Chemung County, with Elmira Tobacco Company; as Quality Control Supervisor for Remington-Rand Corp. Elmira, in 1970. He was a Sports Announcer for WENY Radio and TV of Elmira; a Bar Manager, and Public Relations Director for the Wismarck Corp. at The Mark Twain Hotel in Elmira. He fully retired due to health reasons in 2007 after many years at Taylor Wine, in Hammondsport and the former Seneca Foods, and later Northland Cranberry in Dundee. He is survived by 6 children; his ex-wife Margaret T. "Peggy" Robertson Herrick of Altay; a brother John Herrick of Elmira; 9 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by a sister Mary Anne Vicario.  Star Gazette – February 6, 2011


HOFFMAN Herbert A. Hoffman Sr.

age 72, of Stafford Creek Road, Wyalusing, Pa., died on Feb. 1, 2011, at his home. He was born on May 25, 1938, in Newark, N.J., a son of Herbert A. Hoffman and Mary (Witty) Hoffman. He is a graduate of St. Mary's Grammar School, and is a 1956 graduate of Nutley High School, Nutley, N.J.  On Aug. 18, 1973, Herbert married the former Viola C. Balunis.  He was a member of St. Mary's Church "Our Lady of Perpetual Help" in Wyalusing.  Prior to his retirement, he was a driver and had a route sales for Little Debbie cakes.  He enjoyed time spent fishing.  Surviving are: his wife, Viola C. Hoffman, at home; his daughter, Caroline Hoffman; his son, Herbert A. Hoffman Jr.; stepdaughter, Christine Smith, of Virginia; stepson, Arthur Kender III; his father, Herbert A. Hoffman, of Spokane, Wash.; two sisters, Helen, of Maryland, and MaryAnn, of Tennessee; and a nephew and nieces. Friends and family are invited to call from 8:30 a.m. until the time of funeral service on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, Pa.  Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, at McHenry Funeral Home, with Rev. Joseph Monarchuck officiating.  A committal service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday in St. Joachim's Cemetery, Meshoppen, Pa.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: St. Mary's Church "Our Lady of Perpetual Help," 245 State Street, Wyalusing, PA 18853, in memory of Herbert A. Hoffman, Sr.  Towanda Daily Review – February 3, 2011


HORNING Ester H. Kennedy

Dunnellon, FL: Died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at Timber-Ridge Health & Rehabilitation Center in Ocala, FL. Mrs. Kennedy was born in the Berrytown on Jan 6, 1921 to the late William and Julia Murray Horning and moved to Florida from Gillett in 1975.  She was a homemaker and Baptist by faith.  Survivors include four daughters, Yvonne(Dale) Bradley, Patricia(Clyde) Gilbert, Linda(Robert) Staudt, Janis(Paul) Hall, all of Pennsylvania, one brother, Jason Horning, three sisters, Hilda Marks, Marcia Chappell and Nancy Merritt, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond E. Kennedy in 1996.  Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Citrus County. Burial was private and held at Florida National Cemetary, Bushnell, FL  Star Gazette – February 6, 2011


JONES James "Jake" Jones

of Ralston, Pa., died on Monday evening, Jan. 31, 2011, from injuries received in an automobile accident. He was 18 years old.  "Even though you're gone, we can hear your laughter still. You always brought us joy, and in memory, you always will."  James DeLos Jones was born on July 3, 1992, in Williamsport. He was the son of Melissa "Mikki" (Mike) McNett of Canton and James "Jay" (Wanda) Jones of Williamsport. He was a senior at Canton High School.  Jake loved playing video games and listening to all types of music, especially the Lynard Skynard Band. He always enjoyed being outdoors, whether it was hiking with friends, hunting or riding ATVs. He also loved just riding around or "getting muddy" in his old Chevy truck. Jake was of the Catholic faith and now safe in his Lord's arms.  In addition to his parents, Jake is survived by grandparents, William and Virginia Jones of Ralston, David and Patricia Smith of Walkersville, Md., Leslie and Bonnie Merrill of Waverly, N.Y. and David and Linda Larson of Canton; three siblings, Rhiley LaReda McNett, Dakota Jones and MaKenna Jones; aunts and uncles, William and Sally Jones of Phoenixville, Pa., Mike and Catherine Jones of Middlesex, N.J., Gary Jones of Ralston, Michelle and Walter Wampole of East Smithfield and Tony and Misty Merrill of Waverly, N.Y.; two special great aunts, Joan (James) Reinbold of Sayre and Patricia Doddato of Inverness, Fla.; several maternal great aunts and great uncles; a special cousin, Cody Jones; a special friend, Nichole Hawkins; many many friends who Jake loved dearly and his devoted cat, Sir Binkers Bo Jingle, aka "Binkey."  He was predeceased by five great-grandparents, Eleanor Merrill, Leslie DeLos Merrill, Catherine Sears, Gilbert Doddato and Robert Berry; a cousin, Jacob "Jake" Jones; and an uncle, Kip McNett.  Calling hours are 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, in Canton. The funeral will follow at 5 p.m. with Deacon William Graham officiating. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, his family suggests those who wish may honor Jake's love for cats by making a memorial to the SPCA, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850.  Williamsport Sun Gazette – February 2, 2011


JORDAN Alvin W. Jordan Jr.

age 78, of 120 Windstone Lane, Smithfield Township, Pa., died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 at home with his loving wife by his side.  Alvin was born Nov. 18, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pa., son of the late Alvin W. and Genevieve A. (Cybulski) Jordan Sr. Alvin served his country with the U.S. Army's Big Red 1 in Korea. He married the former Carol Carpenter on March 29, 1980. Alvin retired on March 28, 2008 as a Brokers Broker in the secondary market of corporate bonds following 53 years of service in the investment field. He loved all animals especially horses and his canine friend "Puckie." He was an avid athlete and sportsman; he enjoyed watching golf, football and tennis. His other interests included scuba diving, traveling and watching musical comedies. He was past president of the Investment and Traders Association in Philadelphia, Pa., for many years, past chief of the Delran, N.J. Volunteer Fire Department; he also was a life member of the Philadelphia Zoo and had traveled to Africa for the Zoo.   Survivors include his loving wife, Carol Jordan of Springfield Township, Pa.; his daughter and her family, Deborah and John Conroy and their children, Meghan and Alex Conroy of Rancocas, N.J.; son, Craig Jordan of New Jersey; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Rena Jordan of Fairfax, Va.; a sister, Martha Soliday of Connecticut; two stepchildren, Kimberley and Cal; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Alvin had a beautiful smile and a wonderful sense of humor that will be missed by his family and friends.  The family will receive friends from 4-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at Epiphany Catholic Church, 304 South Elmer Avenue, Sayre, Pa. Alvin's Memorial Mass will be celebrated following calling hours at 5 p.m. with Reverend John Chmil officiating.  In lieu of flowers memorials are directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848 or to Brain Injury Association of America.   Towanda Daily Review – February 8, 2011 


KELLEY Francis D. Kelley

66, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at the Bedford Veterans Hospital in Bedford, after an illness.  He leaves his wife, Kyong (Hwang) Kelley; his mother, Joyce (Potter) Kelley of Towanda, Pa.; one son and his wife, Army Major Thomas Kelley and Snezana of Savanna, Ga.; one daughter and her husband, Jane (Kelley) Valadez and Steven of North Brunswick, N.J.; four grandchildren, Fillip Kelley, Kristina Kelley, Mia Valadez and Selena Valadez; two brothers, James Kelley of Towanda, Pa., Gregory Kelley of Rome, Pa.; two sisters, Amy and Susan Kelley, both of Towanda, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.  He is predeceased by a brother, Colin D. Kelley in 2002; and a sister, Brenda S. Swingle in 1999.  Frank was born in Sayre, Pa., a son of the late Elwyn F. Kelley. He graduated from Towanda High School Class of 1963. He joined the U.S. Army serving two tours of duty in Vietnam, serving 25 years before retiring as a Sergeant First Class. After retiring from the U.S. Army he worked as a clerk for the US Postal Service.  He and his family have lived in Fitchburg for the past 30 years. Francis was an avid poker player, and also enjoyed playing bingo.  He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, he especially enjoyed his grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 7, in the Westminster Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Home, 123 Main Street, Westminster, MA 01473. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon, MA 01475. Calling hours will be from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 6, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Bedford Veteran's Hospital, Grecc Unit 62 CD, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01230.  Towanda Daily Review - February 7, 2011


LESH Mildred P. “Millie” Dart

95 years of 268 Decatur St., died Friday February 4, 2011 at Corning Hospital.  She was born in Corning, NY October 1, 1915 the daughter of the late Leo M. and Sarah E. Blackman Lesh. A lifetime resident of Corning, NY and graduate of St. Mary's Catholic School, Corning Free Academy and the Crystal City Business School.  Mildred and Frank G. Dart were married April 10, 1939 in Lawrenceville, PA. Frank predeceased her February 3, 1988.  She was a Law Secretary for Atty. James O. Sebring1937-1938, for Judge Clarence Brisco 1950-68, Judge Charles Githler and also was a Court Clerk for Atty. Joseph Nasser at City Court and was Director of Traffic Bureau. August of 1968 she became Confidential Clerk for Judge Clarence Brisco in the Supreme Court. She also assisted with the Justice Courts. Mildred was an efficient and committed professional woman, loving devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother. She was very supportive of her family. Millie was a very faithful person encompassing her christian values throughout her daily life. Her tender caring interest of others and pleasant smile will truly be missed by her family and many many friends in our community. Millie was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Vincent de Paul Church, St. Mary's Church and it's Golden Age Group, the League of the Sacred Heart, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainman and a lifetime member of Weight Watchers.  Surviving her daughters, Sally (Frederick) Drabek of Addison, NY., JoAnn Albers of Painted Post, NY, Sr. Mary DeSales Bachoffer – Sr. Of Visitation Monastery of Brooklyn, NY and Judy Anderson of Corning, NY. Daughter in law, Joy Dart of Shawboro, NC. Seventeen Grandchildren, Twenty Nine Great Grandchildren, and several Great Great Grandchildren. Also several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by, Son, Dwain Dart. Grandson, Joseph Albers, Brother, Leo Lesh, Sisters, Margaret Wolfe, Christina Johnson and Mary Yorio and Sons in law, William Albers and Antal Bachoffer.  Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home 216 E. First St., Corning, NY Thursday February 10, 2011 from 4-8pm. A Prayer Service will be offered at the funeral home Friday February 11, 2011 at 9:30am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 10:00am St. Mary's Church, Corning, NY. Committal Prayers and Interment will be at the family plot in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY.  The family would also appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Millie's name to: The Charity of One's Choice.   Corning Leader – February 8, 2011


LLOYD Ronald D. Lloyd

77, of Wellsboro, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Ronald was born Jan. 14, 1934, in Kingston, a son of William and Eva (Hoffman) Lloyd. He was the husband of Patricia (Belles) Kendall Lloyd. Ron retired as the Regional Administrator for the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Wellsboro, a United States Army veteran, and enjoyed wood carving.  Ronald is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Sharon Lloyd of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; four step-daughters, Lisa (Bill Rusen) Kendall of Ithaca, N.Y., Lynn Kendall of Haywood, Calif., Libby (Steve) Occhino of Nauvoo, Leslie (Rev. Duane) Pease of Crab Orchard, W.Va.; two grandchildren, Haley Lloyd and Charley Lloyd; five step-grandchildren, Christine Mooney, Rachel Cox, Sara Pease, Daniel Pease, Nicholas Occhino; five step-great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Howard and Margaret Lloyd of Elizabethtown; and a sister, Irma Bartlebauth of Dallas, Texas. Ronald was predeceased by his first wife, Mary Barbara Griffith Lloyd in 1999; a daughter, Sheryl Ann Lloyd in 1976; and a step-granddaughter, Diane Thompson in 1997.  Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Friday, Feb. 4, at 4 p.m., at the United Methodist Church of Wellsboro, with the Rev. Marian Hartman officiating. Burial will be in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Mechanicsburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the United Cerebral Palsy, 4638 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family.  Wellsboro Gazette – February 2, 2011  


MAHANEY Mary Mahaney Meehan

of Palm Coast, Fla., former Sayreite, died Jan. 22 in Florida, following a brief illness at age 80.  Graduate of Sayre High Class of 1948, she was employed by Robert Packer Hospital as a dietitian after graduating from Seton Hill University. She married Edgar Meehan of Rutherford, N.J., in June 1955 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Chapel in New York City.  Her loving husband Edgar predeceased her by three months after an extended illness. She is survived by her four children, Ann Pusateri, Mary Ellen Ahearn, Edward and Jean Grich; seven grandchildren and a great-granddaughter, Grace.  Her mother, Kathleen Cushing, was an RN graduate of Robert Packer School of Nursing. She was born and raised in the Valley. Her father, James, was owner of Sayre Cleaners and Bradford House on the East Side. James Jr., Jerry and Joseph were brothers who passed before her, and she is only survived by her brother John of Short Hills, N.J. Her parents are laid to rest in Epiphany Cemetery, having died in 1959 and 1962 respectively. Mary was transferred to Snowdon Funeral Home in Moscow, Pa., where her funeral service and interment took place on Monday, Jan. 31.   Sayre Morning Times – February 3, 2011


MEAD Billy Joe Mead

Age 74, of 113 Parkhurst St., Elkland, PA, formerly of Westfield, PA, died Tuesday, February 8, 2011, at Corning Hospital, Corning, NY. He was born May 30, 1936 in Sunderlinville, PA, the son of Clare and Elma Churchill Mead. He was formerly employed at the Westfield Tanning Company, Metamora Products and Walmart, Mansfield, PA. He is survived by his son, Gerald Mead of Blossburg, PA; daughters, Charlene Smith of Westfield, PA, Susan (Jeff) Swingle of Elkland, PA; grandchildren, Robin (Stephen) Monroe, Clare Mead, Billy Joe Kelly, Donnie Becker, Rocky Kalamaris, Stephanie Kalamaris, Kristen Smith, Justin Smith; great-grandchildren, Stevey Monroe and Shanelle Monroe; brothers, Emmitt Mead and Larry Mead of Port Allegany, PA; sister, Claire "Kitty" Patton of Port Allegany, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., 222 W. Main St., Westfield, PA, Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday from 1-2 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. immediately following the visitation.   Star Gazette – February 10, 2011


MERRILL Cindy Mae (Merrill) Varga

50, formerly of Waverly died suddenly Saturday February 5th at her home in Salisbury, MD.  Cindy was born Dec. 4, 1960 in Waverly, NY, the daughter of Inez R. (Brown) Merrill and the late James H. Merrill.  Cindy enjoyed cooking, baking, decorating her home, and crocheting. She worked as a certified nursing aide at the Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Berlin, MD. She loved her faith, her family, and her grandchildren, she will be greatly missed.  Surviving Cindy are her fiancé Norman Strope, of Salisbury, MD, her mother Inez R. (Brown) Merrill, of Campbell, NY. her four daughters: Tabitha (Edward) Blevins, of Barton,  Shanah (David Brown) Storm, of Elmira, Emily (Chance) Thomas, of Lockwood, brother Keith (Kim) Merrill, of Lockwood NY and Brittany Varga, also of Barton, NY, her six grandchildren, Melissa, Scott, Danielle, Rebecca, Eli, and Riley. Also surviving Cindy are her brothers: James (Linda) Merrill, of Campbell, Kevin (Chris) Merrill, of Barton, Michael (Rita) Merrill, also of Barton, and her sisters, Doreen (Jeffrey) Yackel, of Elmira, and Sandra (Earl) Barrett, of Waverly as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at 3 p.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home 449 Park Avenue with Rev. Dr. John Merrill Associate Pastor of Talmadge Hill Gospel Chapel will officiate. Family and friends are invited to call from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the funeral home on Wednesday.  Sayre Morning Times – February 9, 2011


MILLS Harold F. Mills Jr.

age 55 of Grand Island, NY, died unexpectedly, January 31, 2011 at his home. Harold was born December 21, 1955 in Bath, NY. He was a 1974 graduate of Savona Central School and graduated from Deamen College in Buffalo with a Bachelor of Science degree. Harold was employed by M&T Bank in Buffalo. Beloved son of Shirley Piersons of Savona, NY and the late Harold F. Mills Sr. . He was the husband of the late Kathy (nee Wiggler) Mills. Brother of Pam (George) Nichols of Savona, NY and Karen (Dennis) Smith of Campbell, NY. Stepson of Elonda Mills and stepbrother of Jeff Mills. Uncle of Brandy (Jason) Warkins, Angeliga Nichols, Joshua (Jen) Nichols, Matthew and Jason Smith and the late Alexis Nichols, he is also survived by aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends may call at the Savona Federated Church, 20 Church St. in Savona, NY on Tuesday from 1P.M. ? 3 P.M. A funeral service will begin at 3 P.M., the Rev. Nate Cooper will officiate.  Star Gazette – February 5, 2011


MOTT Ruth M. Jayne

age 71 of Van Etten, died Thursday, February 3, 2011 at her home following her battle with cancer. Ruth was born in Nichols, NY, the daughter of the late Alice Kurtz and Francis L. Mott and was a graduate of Owego Free Academy. She worked as a Secretary at Emerson Power Transmission for thirteen years, and then joined Cooperative Extension at Cornell University in 1973, where she worked for twenty-seven years. Ruth had a big heart and loved to help others in need. She is survived by her loving husband, Stanley; son, Robert; daughters, Robin (Ed) Dollaway, Ronda (Art Hungerford) Jayne; grandchildren, Chad (Autumn Scheiderman) Jayne; Jeff Nichols; great-grandchild, Aiden Nichols; brother, Frank; sister, Iona (Jim) McKittrick of Enid, OK; brother-in-laws, Cecil (Lorraine) Jayne; Larry (Betty) Jayne; Chuck (Barb) Fish; sister-in-laws, Nancy Mott; Beverly Jordan; half-brothers, Rick and Less Mott. She is also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Ruth was predeceased by sisters, Shirley (Richard) Weber; Barbara Godfrey; granddaughter, Krista Jayne; mother-in-law, Doris Fish; brother-in-law, Ralph Jayne. The family would like to invite family and friends to a celebration of Ruth's life on Saturday, February 12 at noon at the VFW, Route 224 and Wyncoop Road, Van Etten.  A memorial service will be held in the Spring.  If desired, memorials may be made to the Arctic League, P.O. Box 113, Elmira, NY 14902, or the Chemung ARC at The Chemung ARC Fund,Chemung ARC, 711 Sullivan Street, Elmira, NY 14901.  Star Gazette – February 8, 2011


MULL Nelson E.

Elmira Heights: Age 84 of Elmira Heights, NY, died on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at Elcor Health Services. He was born on February 15, 1926 in Elmira, NY to the late James and Leona (Johnson) Mull. Nelson is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sharon (Carpenter) Mull of Elmira Heights; son and daughter-in-law, James and Jerri Mull of Syracuse, NY; grandchildren, Joshua and Alyssa Mull of Syracuse, NY; sister-in-law, Ruth Mull of Elmira Heights; along with several nieces and nephews. It was Nelson's wish that no services be held. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral  Home.  Star Gazette – February 10, 2011


NEARING Patricia (Nearing) VanDyne

of Canandaigua, N.Y. died on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 at FF Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua. Pattie was born on Dec. 28, 1940 in Rhinebeck, N.Y. and was the second of four children of Robert and Jeanne (Will) Nearing. She graduated from Troy High School in Pennsylvania in 1959 and earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Mansfield College (now University) She raised two sons, Randall and Kyle both of whom were with her at the end. She was employed in a variety of positions over the years but found her niche in the social work department of FF Thompson Hospital in the mid-1990s. She retired in 2003 as the first oncology social worker of Sands Cancer Center. In retirement, she was active in Naples Weaver's Guild, Bloomfield Garden Club and as a Compassionate Care volunteer. She was appointed to the Town of Canandaigua Planning Board and for two years was chairperson of that body. Most recently, she held a seat on the Canandaigua Zoning Board of Appeals. She married Ed VanDyne in 1991 and they lived in a country farmhouse outside of Canandaigua for almost all of their years together.  Pat is survived by her sister, Jill (Dr. Francis) Daniel; younger brothers, Robert (Kelly) Nearing and John(Mary Ann) Nearing; sons, Randall (Stephanie) Whittaker and Kyle (Gwen) Whittaker; stepchildren, Jessica (James) Evans and Christopher VanDyne; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; innumerable friends; and her beloved feline companions.  A memorial gathering will be held at the time of spring flowers. Interment will be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Sands Cancer Center, 360 Parrish St., Canandaigua, NY 14424 or to the Happy Tails Animal Shelter, 2976 Co. Rd. 48, Canandaigua, NY 14424.   Towanda Daily Review – February 6, 2011


NEWELL Gerald F. Sr.

Montour Falls: age 62, a longtime resident of Schuyler County, a loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather. Jerry died on Monday, February 3rd, 2011 at his home. He is survived by his wife, JoEllen D. Newell; children: Gerald Jr. (Tina) Newell of Montour Falls, NY and Kimberly (David) Johns of Tenn; grandchildren: Robert, John, Bryan, Garth & Katie Mae; mother: Lillian Newell of Horseheads, NY; sister, Linda (Red) Robinson and brother, James (Frieda) Newell and several nieces and nephews. His father, Robert J. Newell and sisters Roberta Pickering and Nancy Stevens predeceace him. Jerry proudly served in the US Army and in Vietnam and was a truck driver by trade. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Monday, February 7th, 2011 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. His funeral service will be held following visitation at 7 PM. Private interment will take place at the convenience of the family in Bath National Cemetery with full military honors.  Star Gazette – February 6, 2011


NICHOLS Merton L., Sr.

Age 78 of Elmira, NY. He was born August 27, 1932 in Barton, NY, son of the late Claude and Marguerite (Decker) Nichols and died Sunday, February 6, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers Fred and Don and brother-in-law Bill Walmsley. Mert is survived by his wife of 45 years, Dorothy; children and their spouses George and Ellen of OK, Merton, Jr. and Connie of Victor, NY, Craig of Elmira, Joseph and Adrienne of Phoenix, AZ, Gina of Elmira, Kathy and Tony of Elmira, Mitchell and Cindy of NY, Greg and Pattie of Nichols, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law David and Ginger of Ithaca, Kenneth and Doris of Sayre, Ray and Gail of Waverly, Bob and Debbie of Elmira; sisters Mary Walmsley of Sayre and Bonnie Malone of Elmira along with several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mert was employed with Millbrook Bakery for 24 years and later retired from K J Transportation. He was an Army veteran serving during Korea. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, February 11th from 6 to 8 pm. His memorial service will follow at 8 pm with his daughter-in-law Ellen Nichols officiating. The family will provide their own flowers.  Star Gazette – February 9, 2011


NUTTALL Frederick Whyte

Elmira: Frederick Whyte Nuttall, age 90, died peacefully with his wife and daughter at his side on Thursday, February 3, 2011 at St. Joseph's Nursing facility in Elmira. Fred was born at his family home near Speedsville, NY on February 5, 1920, the son of the late, Fred and Agnes Whyte Nuttall. Most of his life Fred was a farmer; after leaving farming, he worked many jobs including Nuttall Coal, Arsenault's Tractor, school bus driver and maintenance for both the Candor and Ithaca School districts. He also built and repaired houses; there wasn't anything that he couldn't build, fix, or repair. He considered everyone his friend and was always there to offer a helping hand. He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 68 years, Nileta Glover Nuttall; his daughters, Joanne (Donald) Quick and Linda (Richard) Carlton; four grandchildren, Doneen (Eric) Saar, Krista (Jason) Strickland, Jonathan (Lisa Everts) Carlton, and Jennifer (Thomas) Cooper; nine great-grandchildren, Alexis, Kevin, Karaleigh, Andrew, Kathleen, Alexander, Emily, Ashli, and Nicholas; a brother-in-law, Harold Glover; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by a very special exchange granddaughter from Brazil, Mo'nica (Silvio) Sartorelli and their children, Lucia and Lorenzo. Fred was predeceased by his sisters and their husbands, Gertrude (Gordon) Griffin and Edith (Kenneth) Brown; brother and his wife, James (Caroline) Nuttall; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harvey (Nina) Glover; brothers and sisters-in-law, Woodrow (Grace) Glover and Ward (Irene A.) Glover, and sister-in-law, Irene G. Glover. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira. There will be no calling hours. Interment will be held at a later date in Quick Cemetery, Brooktondale. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Fred's memory to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, 555 St. Joseph's Blvd., Elmira, NY 14901, marked for use by St. Joseph's Nursing Facility. The Nuttall family is extremely grateful for the wonderful loving care Fred received from Dr. Schiavone and all of the magnificent family of nurses, aids and cleaning help at St. Joseph Nursing Facility. A special thanks goes to Kim, Lora, Mary Ann, Linda, Chaplains George Welch and Mike Stanley and to the special friends and family who took time out of their busy lives to come visit him.  Star Gazette – February 9, 2011


PAYNE Helen Faith (Payne) Waite

77, formerly of Campbell, died quietly on January 8, 2011.  By her side was son Gordon, daughter Michelle, son James and wife Tonya, and sister-in-law Elaine Payne.  Faith was born on September 26, 1933 in Painted Post, New York.  She met her husband Lewis while pursuing her degree at Nyack Missionary College. They lived in Ithaca, NY, Bowie, MD and upon retirement spent summers in Campbell, NY and winters in Tarpon Springs, FL.  Survived by son Gordon of Arnold, MD, daughter Michelle (Daniel) of Bowie, MD, son James (Tonya) of Palm Harbor, FL, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Sister Marjorie (Milton) Tyler, brother Rev. William Payne (Phyllis), sister-in-law Elaine Payne, brother-in-law Virgil Brisco, close friend Doyle Bowers and many caring nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Upon meeting her Saviour, Lou was there to greet her, along with sister Betty Brisco, brother Arthur Payne, mother Helen Margaret (nee Stewart) Payne, father Arthur Payne, grandchild JosephWaite, sister-in-law Marion Payne and all her ancestors to whom she knew and loved through her genealogical research.  Corning Leader – February 4, 2011


POWERS Betty Jane Powers

Horseheads: Age 81, of Terry Hill Road, Horseheads died Monday, January 31, 2011 at Bethany Manor surrounded by her family. She was born March 23, 1929 in Elmira. She is survived by her children, Tom (Betsy) Personius of Kentucky, Linda (Kevin) Roe, John (Connie) Personius, Kathleen (Rich) Cicora, Patricia (Mike) Hazen, and Kelly (Tim) Sherwood, all of Horseheads; brother, Jim (Judy) Powers; sister-in-law, Aloise Bendedict; 12 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; and multiple nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents Eugene and Stella (Hulett) Powers, she was also predeceased by sister and brother-in-law, Marian and Harold "Smitty" Smith, John Powers, Gene (Betty) Powers, and sister, Irene Powers. Betty graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1947. She was a long time member of the League of Women's Voters, Ladies Home Bureau, Dairylea Women's Group, and a former member of Veteran Grange and Chemung County Doll Club. Betty worked for the Board of Elections for 50 years as well as baking hundreds of wedding, anniversary, and birthday cakes. She will be fondly remembered for her love of family and her loving, giving and caring nature. A celebration of her life for friends and family will be scheduled at a later date in May. In lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Betty with memorials to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.   Star Gazette – February 2, 2011


PRECIT Richard Roy Precit

Rio Rancho, New Mexico: age 78, died Thursday, January 27, 2011. Dick was born in Elmira and graduated from Southside High in 1951. He was a Navy man and a veteran of the Korean War. He is pre-deceased by his parents, Roy W. & Doris (Warters) Precit. He was an electrical engineer with Sandia National Labs for 36 years. Survived by his love of life, Carol Anderson Precit of 57 1/2 years. Also survived by daughter, Janet, son, David Roy (Jody), grandchildren, Jessica (Brian) White, James & Mimi Rey, sister, Eleanor (Harry) Hoyt, sisters inlaw Marilyn VanNordstrand, Kay Dunbar and Nelda (Jack) Kendall, several nieces and nephews. Dick will lve in our memories as he continues his journey on the otherside of the Cross, the side-that no one can see. He will be buried in the National Cemetary at Santa Fe, New Mexico. Any contributions may be made to the Tumbleweed Ford V-8 Club of NM, P.O. Box 21538, Albuquerque, NM 87154     Star Gazette – February 1, 2011


RESNICK Michael D.

Alexandria: Age 50, of Alexandria, VA, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer surrounded by family and friends on February 2nd, 2011. Michael is survived by his wife, Sarah Chamberlain Resnick, formerly of Watkins Glen, NY, and his adored daughter, Jordan. He is also survived by his parents, Sheldon and Ruth Resnick of Bayside, WI, a brother Elliot (Diane) and nieces, Sarah and Kate of Manhattan, NY, his aunt Belle and uncle Harry Halloway and cousins Susan Halloway of Prairie du Sac, WI, Stephen (Helen) Halloway of Alexandria, VA, Irene & Larry Linder of LA and CT. His in-laws, Douglas and Paula Chamberlain, of Watkins Glen, NY, brother in-law Jon (Jonina) Chamberlain, and nephews Connor and Lucas of Charlotte, NC. Finally, Sandra Bernard, a special and dearest life-long friend of Aurora, CO. Michael, a graduate of Nicolet HS, University of Wisconsin-Madison and De Paul University College of Law, was a career FBI supervisor for over 20 years, spending a great part of his years on loan to the White House as Senior Director of Information Sharing Policy, under the direction of John Brennen, National Advisor to President Obama. Services for Michael were private, however, a memorial service will be held at Congregation Shalom to honor his memory on Monday, February 7th, at 2:00 pm, 7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Fox Point, WI 53217. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the following would be appreciated: Jordan Resnick Educational Fund c/o Chemung Canal Bank, 115 Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891, Attn. Ken Wilson.  Star Gazette – February 9, 2011 


RUMSEY Alberta F. Elliott

age 78, of County Route 16, in Beaver Dams, NY died Saturday, January 29, 2011 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Alberta was born and raised in Corning on February 13, 1932, by Harold and Flossie Rumsey. She married Charles Elliott in 1950 and was preceded in death by him in 1972. She had been employed by Bradford Central School District as a bus driver for several years. Alberta loved gardening, arts and crafts, going to yard sales and having them. She enjoyed watching birds, trips to the casino, and spending time with her family. She is survived by her daughter, Debora (Jeff) Scranton of Beaver Dams; two sons, Albert (Maylonda) Elliott of Painted Post and Francis Elliott of Montour Falls; 11 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; four sisters, Annette Resue of Big Flats, Beatrice Church of Corning, Joan Keefer of Corning, Mildred (Douglas) Treusdell of Painted Post; a brother, Harold Jr. (Ruth) Rumsey of Beaver Dams; numerous nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Thomas (Lucinda) Elliott of Addison; and her beloved dog, Lilly. Alberta was predeceased by her daughter Flossie, and by a sister Carol Jean Rumsey. Calling hours will be held on Friday, February 4th from 4 until 6 PM at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, where funeral services will follow at 6:00 PM with Rev. Tom Bell officiating. Burial will be in Coopers Plains Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital -Memorial, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.  Star Gazette – February 1, 2011


SALMONS Alice Thelma Bowers

formerly of York, died peacefully on Saturday morning, Feb. 5, 2011, at the Sherwood Personal Care Home, Canton, Pa. Alice Thelma (she always said the T stood for tall, tan and terrific) Bowers was born on March 5, 1923, in Camden, S.C. She was the daughter of the late Jesse Albert Salmons and Mary Bradford Salmons. Orphaned at the age of 2, Alice and her brothers, Albert and Isaace Salmons, were taken to New York, N.Y. to be raised by an aunt. Although the siblings faced many hard times while growing up, they remained close, persevered and became very successful in their chosen fields. Alice attended public school in New York City and while in high school aspired to be an actress. She starred in many school productions and often told the story of teaching a classmate how to act. That classmate was Betty Perske, later known as Lauren Bacall.  An accomplished singer and dancer, Alice continued performing in local stage and theater productions and during this time met the love of her life, Wade Hampton Bowers III. Wade was a world-renowned concert tenor and director of a theater group Alice was active in. They were united in marriage on June 9. 1940, and were happily married until Wade's passing in 1993. After a performance one night Alice was approached by a talent agent and offered a small part on Broadway. Wade told her not to take it because as good as she was, something bigger would come along. Alice did not take the part and said "Wade was the biggest thing that ever came along!" While living in New York they were blessed with the birth of two sons, Wade IV and Stephen Albert. In 1943 Alice and Wade left the professional stage when Wade was offered a job by the General Motors Corporation in Dayton, Ohio, to form a choir for the children of GM employees. In Dayton Alice started her lengthy career in federal service. She started as a clerk at Wright-Patterson AFB. While in Dayton they were blessed with a third son, Edward Isaac. In 1953 the family moved to South Beaver Street in York, Pa., when Wade took a position at the Crispus Attucks Community Center. Alice transferred to Olmstead AFB in Middletown, Pa.  Growing weary of the commute to Middletown, Alice applied for and was hired as a postal employee at the York Post Office. On her first night of work she was told to unload the mail sacks from the trailers. She had observed the male employees carrying the sacks together but she was doing it by herself. One of the men told her they were going to make her quit. She unloaded trailers for three days. On the fourth day she couldn't get out of bed. Her supervisor called and told her if she couldn't work she would be fired. Alice, never one to back down from a fight or injustice, mailed letters to the York Postmaster, the Postmaster General, her congressman and the President of the United States. She mailed the letters from Harrisburg to prevent them from being intercepted. As a result of her letters, rules and procedures for handling mail were changed for all postal employees. She was asked to come back to the post office but declined. She felt she had won the battle but might not win the war. She returned to Olmstead and remained there until the base was closed. She then opted to transfer to the U.S. Army at the New Cumberland Army Depot and completed 37 years of federal service as a Systems Analyst. During her career she received many awards and citations including Woman of the Year. Alice was very involved with her church and her community. She was a founding member of the Friendship Baptist Church and served as financial secretary and church treasurer. She also served on the Altar Guild, Church Clerk, Sunday school teacher and many other positions in the church. She was Friendship Baptist Church. In her community she continually and unselfishly volunteered to assist and serve others. Some of her service included York Human Relations Commission, Board of Directors of the Crispus Attucks Community Center, NAACP, Freedom Fund Committee Chairperson, Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Services Chairperson, life member of the Pennsylvania PTA as well as volunteering at the York Hospital and for many charities and civic functions.  Affectionately known as AB, Grandma, Mother Bowers or Mom, Alice was known for her generosity and giving. If one word is used to describe Alice it would be "lady." Alice had many loves and interests. These included her family, especially her grandchildren, sewing, cooking, crocheting, travelling and going to the Crispus Attucks Senior Center. In 1960 Alice and her family moved to South Duke Street where she continued to be actively involved in her neighborhood and the York community. When her health began to decline she moved from York to Canton and resided about a mile from her son's home. Although she was asked to reside with her son Alice said, "one woman in the house is enough. I won't do that to my daughter-in-law." Alice's fried chicken, candied yams and her macaroni and cheese were some of many dishes savored by many.  Alice is survived by her son, Edward "Ike" (Susan) Bowers of Canton, Pa.; grandsons, Wade (Carmen) Bowers V of Geneva, Switzerland; Edward I. (Melissa) Bowers of York, Pa., and Stephen (Janine) Bowers of White Plains. N.Y.; granddaughters, Alice Leslie (Adam) Marrero of Austin. Texas, Deanne Bowers (Shane) Hickok of Canton; step granddaughter Erika Gardner (John) McAuley of Hellam, Pa.; 18 great-grandchildren and her "adopted" daughters and son, Alicia Chase, Martha "Toni" Green Willeas McMillan and Kevin Sawyer. In addition to her parents and husband, Alice was predeceased by her brothers, Albert Salmons and Isaac Salmons; sons, Wade H. Bowers IV and Stephen A. Bowers; grandsons, Dane E. Bowers and Albert B. Bowers; daughter-in-law Donna Gardner Bowers and "adopted" daughter Viola Brabham.  Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend Alice's funeral at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12 at Friendship Baptist Church, 401 E. Market St., York. Pa. The viewings will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 11 and from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12 at the church. Officiating will be her pastor, Rev. Melvin R. Baber. Interment will be at Susquehanna Memorial Gardens immediately after the service.  It is suggested that for those desiring, contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the United Cerebral Palsy of South Central Pennsylvania or the Alzheimer's Association , Greater Pennsylvania Chapter.  Professional services have been entrusted to the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton, Pa.   Towanda Daily Review – February 8, 2011


SHAULIS Connie D. Rossetti

54, of Galeton, PA, died Monday, January 31, 2011, at Corning Hospital, Corning, NY. Born February 27, 1956, in Somerset, PA, she was the daughter of the late Telford Shaulis and Betty (Saylor) Shaulis of Galeton. She graduated from Central Bucks West High School in Doylestown, PA in 1974 and received her Cosmetology Certificate from Middle Bucks VoTech. She was married to John Rossetti, Jr., who survives. Connie owned and operated Connie Rossetti's Hair Company in Ulysses for many years. She enjoyed boating, the outdoors and camping, but her passion was fishing. Surviving, in addition to her husband and mother, are a son, John Rossetti, III, Galeton; and two nephews, Robert Bell, Jr., Hilltown, PA and Michael Bell, Warrington, PA. Friends may call at the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church, Gaines, on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. with a Memorial Service following at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. David Shultz will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the Goodyear Hose Company, P.O. Box 248, Galeton, PA 16922. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton.  Star Gazette – February 1, 2011


SHOEMAKER Carvey Dale "Pete"

Carvey Dale “Pete” Shoemaker, age 77, of Rock Stream, NY died Monday February 7, 2011 at Corning Hospital, in Corning, NY. Friends may call from 2-4 pm Saturday (Feb. 12) at the BAIRD FUNERAL HOME, 36 Water Street, Dundee; where a Memorial Service with Military Honors will be held at 4:00 pm with Pastor Karen Boone officiating.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Dundee Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837. Dale was born July 1, 1933 in Himrod, NY, the son of the late Arthur O. and Grace Ethel Fultz Shoemaker.  He graduated from Dundee Central School in 1951.  On Nov. 18, 1951 in Himrod, NY he married the former Janet B. Kellogg.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1953- 1955.  “Pete” as he was known by his fellow employees, worked as a Cylinder Assembler and Tester for 44 years with Ingersoll-Rand and later Dresser-Rand, in Painted Post, retiring in 1995.  Mr. Shoemaker was a member of the Himrod Baptist Church, and the Dundee American Legion Bradley-Jessop Post #660.  A “True Outdoorsman” he enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, especially to Florida; he loved to tinker in the kitchen baking, was a fantastic story teller; and a habitual collector.  He is loved and will be dearly missed by his wife of 59 years Janet B. K. Shoemaker at home; a son Curtis Dale (Roeberta “Birtie”) Shoemaker Sr. of Harford Mills, NY; 5 grandchildren Curtis Dale (Sue) Shoemaker Jr. of Moravia, NY, Scotti Lee (Jaimi) Shoemaker of Lodi, NY, Nickie (Chris) Wayand of Bossier City, LA, Tricia (Brian) Edwards of Locke, NY, Dale Richard “D.R.” (Erin) Shoemaker of Groton, NY; 12 great grandchildren Meagan, Cody, Little Joe, and Korey Shoemaker, Chrissy and Amber Wayand, Austin and Emma Edwards, Daimon, Ethan, Reece, and Grace Shoemaker; a sister in law Mable Shoemaker of Dundee; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He was pre-deceased by a daughter Christine Ann Shoemaker in 1993; and a brother Arthur K. Shoemaker in 2010.  Corning Leader - February 10, 2011


SIMONS Burton Clark Simons

"Clark" to those that knew and love him, died gently at home on Jan. 14, 2011. He lives on in the hearts of his family.  Clark was born in North Towanda to Burton and Beatrice Simons on Aug. 24, 1929. He was a 1947 graduate of Towanda High School.  Clark served in the Korean War with the U.S. Air Force and was stationed for several years in Okinawa, being honorably discharged in 1954. He relished recounting stories of his time in the Air Force, and of those who served with him. His dry sense of humor came out in full force at these times.  He was a 50-year member of Union Lodge No. 108 F&AM in Towanda and was Worshipful Master in 1960. He was also a long-time member of the local Great Books Club, read extensively and loved a lively debate. He would deliberately offer unpopular opinions and grin at the fiery responses he generated. Often gruff, his innate gentleness was clear in his relationship with his Dachshund, Gator, raised from a pup, and his constant companion. Clark loved his family, his dog, his neighbors, chocolate and a great cup of coffee.   Clark is survived by his loving partner of 21 years, Nancy Washburne of Jenkintown; his sister, Anna May and her husband, Glenn Roberts and their daughter Nancy of Towanda; his daughters, Diane and Julie of Florida, Diana and Catherine of Pennsylvania; son, Robert; and sons-in-law, Mike and Jim; nieces, Beth Allen and Diane Lent; and their mother Ina Simons, all in Towanda; and seven grandchildren.  He is predeceased by his brother, Donald; and half-brother, Thomas.  As Clark wished, no service or burial is planned.  Towanda Daily Review – February 10, 2011


SLEDZ Stella T. Orlowsky

92, of Sayre, Pa., died on Monday, January 31, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness.  She was born August 9, 1918 in New York City, N.Y., the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Sledz.  Stella enjoyed crocheting, knitting, and reading. She loved spending time with her family.  She is predeceased by her husband Andrew Orlowsky, and sisters and brothers.  Stella is survived by her children Ted and Jo Orlowsky of Litchfield, Pa., and Andrew and Rose Marie Orlowsky of Dover, Del.; grandchildren, Laura and Gary Breuer of Lambertville, N.J., and Tania and Doug Potts of Wilmington, Del.; great-grandchildren, James Daniel Breuer and Thomas George Breuer; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Friday, February 4, 2011 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 9 p.m. with the Rev. Sharon Lowery officiating.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  Sayre Morning Times – February 3, 2011


SMALLEY Erma D. Biernat

96, of Wildwood, Fl. died Monday, January 31, 2011. Mrs. Biernat was born in Catlin, N.Y. and moved to Wildwood in 1978 from Johnson City, N.Y. She was retired from IBM in Endicott, N.Y. and was a member of the Quarter Century Club with IBM. Mrs. Biernat was preceded in death by her parents, James and Hannah Smalley; husband, Joe; brother, Ray Smalley; sister, Ruth Weeks; and nephew, Ralph Smalley. Survivors include her niece, Mary Ruth Sorenson of Ovid, N.Y.   A memorial service for Erma D. Biernat will be held at the convenience of the family in Utica, N.Y.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funeral Home, Wildwood, Fl.  Star Gazette – February 3, 2011  


STRUBLE Maxwell A. Struble

Died on Sunday, January 30, 2011 in Houston, Texas. He was born on May 22, 1933 to the late Mr. & Mrs. Maxwell Struble of Breesport, New York. He served our country in the U.S. Army and was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. Mr. Struble is survived by his beloved wife Nancy of 55 years; sister, Barbara Hathoway of Horseheads, New York; children Doug, Scott, Steve (Diane), Craig (Tracy), Vicki (Larry Parmley) Marcia (John Boger) and Keith; 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. We will remember his humor, smile and great love of his family. (Oh Happy Day!) Visitation will be held from 12:30 pm until 1:30 pm with the funeral service at 1:30 pm on Saturday, February 5, 2011 in the chapel of Calvary Hill Funeral Home, 21723 Aldine-Westfield Road in Humble, Texas. Graveside services and interment with military honors will follow in Calvary Hill Cemetery.  Star Gazette – February 5, 2011


TOWNSEND Erferd Robert Bob Townsend

age 69, of Wellsboro, PA died Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at Broad Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA after a very quick illness. Bob was born March 28, 1941 in Elmira, NY, a son of Erferd and Hazel (Clark) Townsend.  Bob is survived by his wife, Evalyn (McMullen) Morral Townsend; his children and step-children, Allyn and Calette (Fleming) Townsend, Denise and Raymond Shelmire, Brian and Dianna Townsend, Erin and Melissa Morral, Becky Morral and Chad Jelliff; his grandchildren, Trisha Plank, Danielle and Ronald Southard, Brianna and Fred Palmer, Bradley Townsend, Allyn Townsend, Jr., Colby Shelmire, Gavyn Jelliff and Derek Morral; his great grandchildren, Caylin, Tanner, Makenna and Allee; brother, Ronald and Tillie Townsend; sister, Sue and Damon Creamer; brother-in-law, Burton Crawford; brother-in-law, Thomas and Linda McMullen, sister-in-law, Kathy McMullen; former spouse/friend, Linda Abernathy; many nephews, nieces and cousins, and adopted children and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Winifred Crawford, and a brother-in-law, Scott McMullen. Bob was a graduate of Wellsboro Class of 1959. He served in the US Marine Corp from 1959 to 1963 and was employed at Jacks Wheel Alignment from 1964 through 1981 and owned Jacks Wheel Alignment for several years after before becoming a truck driver. He drove for 14 years. Bob then became a delivery driver for Houghtalings Garage, from where he retired in 2005. He enjoyed every minute of his retirement, from tinkering in his work shop to visiting with anyone who wanted to stop and talk. He enjoyed his horse, Sunny, and loved camping with his friends at Tanglewood Campgrounds where he would spend hours riding his golf cart around the grounds giving rides to his grandchildren, other kids and anyone else he could get to ride with him, or riding with his friends on their trail rides. Bob loved cooking breakfast over the fire, going for long drives on roads he had never been on, and checking out deals at yard sales. He loved his family, all of his many friends and will be so greatly missed by all.  In keeping with his wishes, there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Second Chance Animal Sanctuary, P O Box 293, Wellsboro, PA 16901. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.    Wellsboro Gazette - February 4, 2011


UPDIKE Robert C.

Elmira: Age 80, of Elmira, NY died on January 29, 2011 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor M. Updike. Friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., Thursday, February 3, 2011 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm with funeral service following the calling hours at 3 pm. Reverend Larry Burke will officiate.   Star Gazette – February 2, 2011


WEBBER June E. Rowland

Age 85, of Elmira, NY, died on Monday, February 7, 2011 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was born on September 10, 1925 in Elmira, NY to the late Roy and Nena (Brown) Webber. June is survived by her sisters, Virginia Osborne of Odessa, Kay (Kenneth) Parrotte of Beaver Dams and Alison Wandell of Elmira; brother, Chester (Thelma) Webber of Tampa, FL; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, February 10th from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral Services will follow there at 4:30 p.m. with Rev. David Sullivan officiating. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in Highland Cemetery.  Star Gazette – February 8, 2011      


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