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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..
ANDREWS G. Raymond
Pine City: Age 78, of 1654 Pennsylvania Avenue, Pine City, NY died Thursday, February 17, 2011. Ray was born on November 26, 1932 in Elmira, NY to Leon and Marie (Lockner) Andrews. He is survived by his wife Alixe (Langham) Andrews and his five children, Larry (Vesta) Andrews, Cynthia (Timothy) Rohr, Michael Andrews, Ann-Marie (John) Imhoff and Kimberly (Howard) VanSkiver; 9 grandchildren; Ryan and Joanna Andrews, Jaeson (Desire), Andrew (Lindsay) and Julianne Rohr, Karl and Lucas Imhoff, Tonya and Derek VanSkiver and 1 great greandchild, Deucalion Rohr. He is also survived by his sister, Eloise Gage and brother, Duane (Lee) Andrews. He was predeceased by his parents and brother Arden Andrews. He is also survived by good friends of 50+ years. Over the years Ray enjoyed memberships with the Eagles Club, Horseheads Elks Club, the NRA and the Sportsmans Clubs of Breesport and South Creek. He served in the US Army from 1953 to 1955. His employment began with a 4 year apprenticeship with American LaFrance in 1951 and included positions with Bendix- Purolator and LRC Electronics. Ray retired from Thomas and Betts in 1996.He was an avid outdoorsman and also enjoyed gardening. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport on Sunday, February 20, 2011 from 1 pm to 3 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm with funeral service there at 3:00 pm. Reverend Chet Williams will officiate. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Ray through memorials to Pine City Baptist Church, 1516 Pennsylvania Avenue, Pine City, NY 14871. Special thanks to the staff of Bethany Manor and staff on the 3B wing at Arnot Odgen Hospital for their exceptional care, dedication and concern for Ray. Star Gazette – February 19, 2011
ARMSTRONG Robert Charles
Reading Center: Robert Charles Armstrong, age 81 of Reading Center, NY died on February 5, 2011 at Bethany Manor with his children at his side. He was born on January 28, 1930 in Brooklyn, NY. Robert is survived by his children, Penney Givin of Trumansburg, NY, Fred Carrigan, Tammi McLeod and Robert Carrigan all of Burdett, NY; sister-in-law, Geraldine Armstrong and children in New York City, New Jersey and Florida along with many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, James and Julia Armstrong and his brother, James Armstrong. He was a long time resident of Schuyler County and was in the Army from 1951-1953 with WSAR Armor Class. Robert was awarded the Army of occupation medal Germany and retired from AKZO Salt Company in 1992. He will be missed by all. Friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Sunday, February 20, 2011 from 12 Noon to 1 PM followed by his Memorial Service at 1 PM. The Rev. Mike Kelly will officiate. Star Gazette – February 15, 2011
BARBER Philip J Barber
80, recently of Tampa, FL and formally a 20 year resident of New Smyrna Beach FL died peacefully after an extended illness, on Monday, February 14, 2011. He was born in Elmira NY. He was a lifelong newspaper man in both NY and MA. He is predeceased by parents John and Edna Barber, and survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Marilyn (Matthews), a sister Marilyn Moore, two daughters Jacquelyne Haggar (Thomas) and Cynthia Edwards (Kerry), and a son Phil Barber (Laura). He had five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was an avid bowler, fisherman and boater. A memorial service was held at Blount & Curry Funeral Home in Tampa FL. In lieu of flowers donations to his favorite charity, Shiners Hospital for Children would be appreciated. Star Gazette – February 20, 2011
BAUMAN Harold B. "Hal"
Pine Valley: Age 63, of Smith Road, Pine Valley, NY and previously of Marion Street, Southport, died Thursday evening, February 10, 2011 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Hal was born October 3, 1947 the son of Harold and Olive (Unguard) Bauman who predeceased him, along with aunts; Gladys (Ralph) Enyedy, Ernestine (Don) Watson, and uncle; Floyd (Wilma) Bauman. He was a lifelong member of Trinity Episcopal Church and frequently served as an Acolyte. Hal was a very lovable person and made friends wherever he went. He was a true, faithful Yankees fan, loved his dog "Missy" and enjoyed bowling and participating in the Special Olympics. Hal is survived by his uncle, Bill (Carrie) Lewis, aunt, Kay Easton and many cousins, friends and caregivers from his Smith Road home who gave him so much love and care. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport on Monday, February 14, 2011 from 12:00 (noon) to 1:00 pm with funeral following at 1 pm with Father Bill Lutz officiating. Memorial donations may be sent to Trinity Episcopal Church, 304 N. Main Street, Elmira, NY 14901 or to the ARC, 711 Sullivan Street, Elmira, NY 14901 Star Gazette – February 12, 2011
BERRY James E.
Watkins Glen: age 94, died peacefully on Friday, February 11th, 2011 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, Montour Falls. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Tuesday, from 4-6pm; with a memorial service following at 6:00pm; burial will be held at Glenwood Cemetery at a later date. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Mary Berry; children, David (Maria) Berry of Corbettsville, NY, Patricia (Brian) Bain of Camillus, NY, Stephen (Carol) Davis of Baltimore, MD; sister, Mary Morey of Watkins Glen; six grandchildren, Corey, Scott, Kristina, Melanie, Vanessa, Ryan; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, George and Mary Berry; son, Richard Davis; brother, Frank Berry, and 7 sisters, Ethel White, Helen Aubry, Edna Schultz, Monica Sharack, Alene Shannon, and Margaret Carman. Jim was a communicant of St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church of Watkins Glen; a life member of the American Legion Post #555 of Watkins Glen; life member of B.P.O.E #1546 Lodge of Watkins Glen; and the Watkins Glen Golf Course. He will be remembered for his love of family, friends, golf, fishing, bridge, and poetry. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Jimmy with a donation in his memory to the Schuyler County Ambulance or a charity of one's choice. Star Gazette – February 13, 2011
BUELOW Pamalee M. Walker
Horseheads: age 73, died at home on Thursday February 10th, 2011. Pam retired from the Elmira Psychiatric Center in Elmira, NY. She was predeceased by her father, Richard Buelow, brothers, Bob and Dickie Buelow, also stepson, Jackie Walker. Pam was survived by her devoted husband, Donald M. Walker; mother, Madeline Buelow; sister, Sheila (Ernie) Hartman; brother, Jerry T. Buelow; son, Ric (Laurie) Perry; grandson, Josh; son, Thomas Perry; son, Patrick Perry; grandson, Kyle; granddaughter, Dawn; son, David Perry; granddaughter, Britney; granddaughter, Brandi; grandson, David; son, Matthew (Lynette) Perry; granddaughter, Kara; granddaughter, Sienia; stepdaughter, Joan (David) Dolaway; grandson, Tommy John Craven; grandson, Derrike Dolaway; stepdaughter, Donna (Judd) Sullivan; grandson, Joshua Sheldon; grandson, Kenny Sheldon; step daughter in-law, Donna Walker and her children. Pam was also survived by many nieces, nephews, great grandchildren and many loving and dear friends. At moms request there will be no calling hours. Arrangements entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Star Gazette – February 13, 2011
CARPENTER Joanne Carpenter Parke
of McGraw House, Ithaca, died January 27, 2011, at Cayuga Medical Center. A native of Odessa, NY, Joanne was born to Alva and Ethel Carpenter on June 28, 1926 and completed high school in Odessa. She attended Cornell University before joining the war effort, eventually becoming a supervisor in a munitions factory in Elmira. After the war, she moved with her then-husband, David J. Parke to Montrose, PA. The couple had five children, Daniel (Dorothy), William (Martha), Max, Elizabeth and Constance (Paul). Joanne had a life-long interest in fabrics, sewing and knitting. She developed great skill from this interest, delighting her family with numerous shirts, sweaters, hats, mittens and even afghans. Her richly colored and beautifully hand-made wedding dresses, woolen skirts, jackets and coats were her well-known and admired signature. During the Nineteen-seventies Joanne moved to Dryden, NY and then to Massachusetts. After a number of years selling home furnishings there, she returned to her beloved Finger Lakes to reside in Canandaigua. Again putting on her saleswoman's hat, she was a representative for Pella, selling windows for new construction in the area. Upon Joanne's retirement, Ithaca became her hometown once again and McGraw House was her home. Joanne loved the friendship and companionship at McGraw, and was involved in numerous activities there. She also pursued a long-held interest in writing, penning many cherished reminiscences about her family and life in the Finger Lakes. Joanne's interests in history, literature and education as well as her love of family, home, beauty and humor were her gifts to us. Weakened by a long bout with leukemia, Joanne succumbed in her sleep with family at her side. She was welcomed home by her two brothers, Robert G. Carpenter, Harold A. "Pete" Carpenter and her daughter, Elizabeth "Buffy" Parke, She is succeeded by her three sons; her daughter, seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. A memorial gathering was held at McGraw House, the home of so many of her friends. Also, in attendance were her daughter and sons, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, her sister-in-law, Althea Carpenter and other family members. Donations in her name may be made to Dutton S. Peterson Memorial Library, 106 First Street, Odessa, 14869. Star Gazette – February 20, 2011
CAVALLARO Joseph M.
Corning: age 73, died on Saturday, February 12th, 2011 at home peacefully surrounded by family and friends. Joe was born in Corning on May 29th, 1937, the son of Bernard and Rose (Piacenti) Cavallaro. He married Lucille Crispino on May 11th, 1958 in St. Bonaventure, NY. Joe graduated from Northside High School in 1956, and attended St. Bonaventure University in Olean, NY where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration in 1960. After college, Joe was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. During his service career, he held positions of Combat Infantry Platoon Commander, Recruit Training Commander and became an interrogator/translator involving prisoners of war. After seven years of active duty, he was honorably discharged with the rank of Captain. After returning home, Joe was employed for 10 years with Corning Glass Works and held several positions in management, during this time he purchased the Stanton Hotel which started his career as a real estate investor and landlord. Joe was an active member of the Corning Kiwanis Club and the VFW in Corning. Joe is survived by his wife, Lucille (Crispino) Cavallaro; three daughters, Marijo (Alton) Kuperman of San Diego CA, Rosann Cavallaro of Scottsdale AZ, Kathy (John) Rooney of Orlando FL; one brother, Anthony (Merlyn) Cavallaro of Corning NY; grandchildren, Jessica and Jacob Rooney, Joey and Madi Kuperman and Jack Frus; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Joe was predeceased by his brother, Frank Cavallaro. Calling hours will be Tuesday, February 15th from 4-8pm at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. A Mass will be Wednesday, February 16th at 1:30 pm at St. Mary's Church, 155 State St., Corning, NY. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning. Memorials may be directed to All Saints Parish, 222 Dodge Avenue, Corning, NY 14830 and to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Star Gazette – February 15, 2011
CHAMBERS Sandra D. "Sandy" Marsh
Age 51, of 2178 Grove Street in Lodi, died on Monday, February 14, 2011. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 18th, at Covert Funeral Home, 7199 So. Main Street, Ovid. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 19th, at the Hector Presbyterian Church, 5511 Route 414, officiated by Pastors James and Nancy Yao. Prayers of committal will be held at Glenwood Cemetery in Watkins Glen in the Spring. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that you consider a donation to the South Seneca High School Athletic Department, 7263 Main Street, Ovid, 14521, in Sandy's memory. Sandy was born in Rochester on January 3, 1960, a daughter of Richard and Sally (Pybus) Chambers. She graduated from Watkins Glen High School in 1978 and then completed her degree work in drafting at Alfred Tech. Sandy worked as a financial planner and broker at her own business, Money Management Unlimited, in Watkins Glen. She was a dedicated money manager to all of her clients. Sandy was an avid outdoorswoman, mostly enjoying hunting and fishing. Her many pastimes included cooking, traveling dart leagues, and she had recently started making her own wine. Sandy strongly supported her children in their sporting and school events, a common face to many at South Seneca Central School. Her sparkling eyes, bright smile and kind soul will be greatly missed by her loving family, friends, colleagues and clients, and her memory will be forever cherished. Sandy is survived by her three children, Thomas F. (Emily Dalecki) Marsh of Elmira, John K. Marsh of Hector, and Chelsey P. Marsh of Lodi; her parents, Dick and Sally Chambers of Burdett; four siblings, Kathy (Herb Baum) Whitmire of Maryland, Gary C.(Kelli) Chambers of Hector, Zane Chambers of New Jersey, and Nikki (Brett) McAlpin of North Dakota; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and close friends. Star Gazette – February 17, 2011
CHURCHILL Marion L. Stangle
age 85, of Dundee, NY died Sunday, February 13, 2011, in the comfort of her daughter's home in Dover, DE. There will be no prior calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Sat. (Feb. 19) at the Dundee United Methodist Church, 35 Water Street, Dundee with Rev. Marilyn Wood officiating. Burial will be private in Davenport Cemetery in Davenport, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dundee United Methodist Church, 35 Water Street, or the Dundee Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837. Marion was born October 21, 1925 in Prattsville, NY, the daughter of the late Kenneth and Rose Louise Nelson Churchill. She graduated from Charlotte Valley Central School in Davenport, NY in 1943. She continued her education at Delhi Ag. & Tech., earning her Associates Degree in Institutional Management in 1946. On June 30, 1946 in Davenport, she married the late Arthur J. Stangle; he died on August 6, 2005. Marion was a School Lunch Manager for Delaware Academy from 1945-1948, and for the Candor Central School from 1957-1971. She has lived locally ever since. From 1971-1973 she worked with her husband at Lakeland Ag Farms. In 1973 she accepted a position in Cafeteria Service at Phelps-Clifton Springs Central School where she worked until her retirement in 1991. She was also a member of the N.Y. State School Food Association. Mrs. Stangle was a very active member of the Dundee United Methodist Church, she had represented the Dundee Methodists on the Dundee Area Council of Churches, member of the Board of Trustees, The Church Council and Past President of the United Methodist Women's Club, Mission Chairperson; involved with the Youth Programs and fondly thought of as the "pie lady" at all of the church dinners. Near and dear to Marion's heart was her mission work (United Methodist Woman Special Mission Recognition 2010) to fill and mail goody boxes to the service of troops overseas. In her spare time she enjoyed collecting antiques. She is loved and will be dearly missed by her daughter, Barbara Ann (Dr. Donald) Parks of Dover, DE; son, John Arthur Stangle of Waukesha, WI; 6 grandchildren, Captain Amylouise Parks Lantz (Army), Lieutenant Christopher Don-Arthur Parks (Jenni) (Navy), Rebecca (Les) Vertz, Sarah, Luke (Dana) and Alydia Stangle; 7 great-grandchildren, Zachery and Jared Lantz, Ariya, Alesha, Kaden, Alora Vertz and Madison Parks; a sister, Roberta Beach of Schenectady, NY. Her sisters-in-law, Carol Brewer, Esther Smith; brother-in-law, Martin Stangle; and several nieces and nephews also survive her. Arrangements are by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee. Star Gazette – February 15, 2011
COLE Harold V. Cole
68, of Sayre, Pa., died on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital, following an extended illness. He was born on April 2, 1942 in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late Vern and Josephine Namet Cole. Harold was a member of the International Bench Rest Shooters, South Creek Northern Tier Sportsmen’s Club and the Sayre Sportsmen’s Club. He retired from IBM, Owego in 1991 as a System’s Analyist, and belonged to the IBM-Quarter Century Club. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his granddaughters who were the lights of his life, hunting, fishing, and boating. Harold is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sharon J. Cole, at home; daughters Karla (Chirs) McDuffee of Sayre, Pa., and Barbara (Terry) Catlin of Chemung, N.Y.; grandchildren Taylor Cole McDuffee and Meghan Alicia McDuffee; and sister Rosemary (Daniel) Damiano. At the request of the family, services will be private. Arrangements are under the care of Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Athens, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made in Harold’s memory to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850. Sayre Morning Times - February 11, 2011
DeFILIPPO Anthony W., Jr. "Skip"
Elmira: Age 72, died Friday, February 11, 2011 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Skip was a son of the late Anthony W. Sr. and Elizabeth (Sherman) DeFilippo. He is survived by daughter Beth A. DiStefano of Fairport NY with her son Justin William Curtis; daughter and son-in-law Lynne D. and Ryan M. Shoars of Tampa FL with their daughter Taylor McKenna Shoars; brothers and sisters-in-law, Theodore and Marilyn DeFilippo of Lecanto FL, Gerald and Susan DeFilippo of Elmira; nieces and a nephew. He was a U.S. Army veteran. It was Skip's request that no services be held. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Star Gazette – February 13, 2011
DONOVAN Charlotte E. Spencer
State College, PA: September 30, 1921 - February 16, 2011 Charlotte E. Spencer, 89 of State College, PA, died on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at The Terrace at Brookline. She was born in Syracuse, New York September 30, 1921, the daughter of the late Paul and Mae Hudson Donovan. On September 12, 1942, she married Glenn Sherman Spencer of Canton, PA, who died on November 30, 2003. She was a graduate of Syracuse Normal School. Although she completed more than three years of college as a young woman, she put her career on hold to concentrate on having a family. In 1960, she returned to complete her final semester at Buffalo State College, graduating with a B.S. in elementary education. She taught school, mostly second grade, for more than 20 years in the Horseheads, New York school system. Charlotte, a strong advocate of education, loved to read and often volunteered at her local library. She also enjoyed sewing and taught her daughters to sew. She and her family went camping every summer to World's End State Park, the Adirondacks, or other points of interest throughout the northeast and across the country. She was active in the Presbyterian Church, often serving as a leader in youth groups; she was an elder with the Presbyterian Church of Rock Stream, New York. She was also a Girl Scout leader, and frequent helper and fan for her children's concerts and sports events. Throughout much of the 70s and 80s, Charlotte and Glenn lived on Seneca Lake north of Watkins Glen, and Charlotte especially enjoyed swimming, canoeing, and collecting shells and beach glass with her grandchildren. Charlotte is survived by her four children; Patricia Spencer and husband, Tom Osborn, of New York City; Thomas Spencer and wife, Beryl, of Peterhead, Scotland; Margaret Young and husband, Jonathan, of Braintree, MA; and Janet Haner and husband, William, of State College. She was preceded in death by a brother, Allen F. Donovan and a sister, Pauline Holden. She is also survived by six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, February 21, 2011 at the Church of Christ-Disciples of Christ, 40 North Minnequa Avenue, Canton, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Horseheads Free Library, 405 South Main Street, Horseheads, NY 14845 or to the Alzheimer's Association , P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090. Star Gazette – February 19, 2011
DOWLING Mary Ann Dowling
86 years of Corning, NY died Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at Corning Hospital. She was born in Corning, NY on December 21, 1924, the daughter of the late Michael Joseph and Louise Campbell Dowling. She was a lifetime resident of Corning and a graduate of St. Mary's Catholic School and Corning Free Academy. Mary Ann began working at Corning Incorporated in 1941 and retired as an International Accountant in 1987. She was a member of All Saint's Parish, attending St. Mary's Church and also volunteered for the United Way. Surviving, her sister; Nancy O'Bryan, Corning NY and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Mary Ann was predeceased by three brothers; James, Joseph and John Dowling. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM, Friday, February 18, 2011 at St. Mary's Church, Corning, NY. Committal prayers and interment will be held at the family plot in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY. Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY has been entrusted with the arrangements. The family would appreciate memorial donations be given in Mary Ann's name to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Star Gazette – February 13, 2011
ERICKSON Jack E.
Died on Feb. 9, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Helen; their two children, Brian (Liz) and Jacalyn (Ed) Warner; two granddaughters, Kaitlin and Alexa Erickson; one grandson, Michael Warner; brother, Norman Erickson; and nephew, Terry (Margie) Farmer. A celebration of his life will be Fri., Feb. 18, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. at Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary, 6601 S. Colorado Blvd., Littleton, CO. Star Gazette – February 14, 2011
FIELD Gavin Lee Field
56, of Syracuse, NY and formerly from Odessa and Pine City, NY, died peacefully at home with his wife Jane and brother Gary by his side on February 9th. Gavin worked at Command Services and Ikon Solutions for many years and most recently worked at Lowe's in Syracuse. Gavin is survived by his wife, Jane (Mulberry); adopted son and daughter, Walter Deziley and Karen Bender; brothers, Gary D. (wife Debbie) of Winter Haven, FL and Gregory D. (life partner April Semel) of Elmira, NY. Gavin was also survived by sisters-in-law, Judith Macneil, Nancy Seager; and brothers-in-law, Paul and Michael Mulberry. Gavin also had numerous nieces and nephews scattered all over our country and Iraq. Gavin was an avid golfer and most of all enjoyed going to his cottage near the St. Lawrence River. There will be a gathering of family and friends in his honor at the Syracuse American Legion, Pulaski Post, 1604 Burnet Ave., Syracuse on Friday, February 11th, from 6 to 8 p.m. A private committal service at the St. Lawrence cottage this summer at the convenience of his family. Arrangements entrusted to Ballweg & Lunsford Funeral Home, Syracuse. Star Gazette - February 11, 2011
FERRIS Eugene E. (Gene) Ferris
age 91, of 229 Bear Claw Lane, Laceyville, Pa., died at his home on Doolittle Hill, on Friday evening, Feb. 11,2011, surrounded by his family. He was born in Black Walnut, on Sept. 19, 1919, the youngest of six children of the late Olaf C. and Ella E. Seely Ferris. Gene graduated from the Meshoppen High School, class of 1936, and directly entered into farming with his father. He operated the farm for almost 30 years. After farming, Gene then worked as a land surveyor for Miles Engineering of Tunkhannock, Pa., and later did mapping for the Wyoming County Assessment Office, also of Tunkhannock. On April 21, 1946 he married the former Margaret L. "Maggie" Loomis, and celebrated 63 years of marriage, until her passing on Oct. 28, 2009. For many years, the Ferris's enjoyed and looked forward to their yearly family fishing trips to Little Sand Lake, in Westport, Ontario, Canada, during the month of August. He was a member of the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church, (the land where the church is now located was part of the Ferris Farm Homestead), and he was also a past member of the Lovelton Grange. Gene was an avid reader, and loved singing with the Tunkhannock Chapter of the Barbershop Chorus (SPEBSQSA), he also loved telling a good joke. Besides loving to fish, he enjoyed hunting on the family homestead, completing crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, and playing pinochle. Surviving are his three sons, Eugene C. (Chuck) Ferris, of Laceyville, Pa., Kevin L. and his wife Helen Ferris, of New Albany, Pa., and Barry D. and his wife Cheryl Ferris, of Laceyville, Pa.; his six grandchildren, Nicole Ferris Keefe and her husband Kevin, Jessica Ferris Sensenig and her husband Torrey, Calvin Ferris and his wife Susan, Eric Ferris and his wife Missy, Matthew Ferris and his wife Jody, and Daniel Ferris. Also his step-grandchildren, Brandy Gregory and her husband Scott, and Lacey Brewer and her friend Derek Remaley, and his 14 great-grandchildren. Gene is also survived by a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Janice and Howard Benninger, of Laceyville, Pa., and many nieces and nephews. Besides his wife and his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Carlton Ferris, Seely Ferris, Munro Ferris, Fred Ferris; a sister Mary (Marie) Ross, and a brother-in-law Dale Loomis. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, from the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church, with Rev. Kenneth Small of the church and his longtime friend, Mr. Ronald Learn officiating. Interment will be in the North Flat Cemetery, in Laceyville, Pa. Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 18, at the church. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. Towanda Daily Review – February 13, 2011
FOWLER Jennie F. Meinen
age 68, of Dundee, NY died Sunday, February 13, 2011, at Geneva General Hospital, Geneva, NY. Honoring her wishes, there will be no prior calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sat. (Feb. 19) at the Lakemont Congregational Christian Church, Lakemont, NY with Rev. Lucinda O'Leary officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dundee Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837; the Ontario-Yates County Hospice Assoc., 756 Pre-Emption Rd., Geneva, NY 14456; or the American Cancer Society , 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, NY 14609-5896. Jennie was born July 18, 1942 in Hartford, CT, the daughter of the late Ashby Roath Fowler and the former Marjorie M. Carpenter. She graduated from Dundee Central School in 1960. On May 16, 1964 in the Lakemont Church she married the late William A. "Bill" Meinen; he died on April 1, 1992. A lifelong local resident, Jennie worked for the Dundee Telephone Company, and then Seneca Foods after graduating from High School. A Bookkeeper, she has been employed by Jack Cronin of Dundee for 38 years. Since 1992, she has been the bookkeeper for Wixson Honey in Lakemont also. Mrs. Meinen is a member of The Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses of Watkins Glen; the Secretary of the Letts Memorial Home; Treasurer of the Lakemont Cemetery Assoc., Secretary and Treasurer of the Poplar Point Property Owners Assoc. and served on the DCS Class of 1960 50th Reunion Committee. In her spare time she enjoyed knitting, crochet, and gardening. She loved living on Seneca Lake and traveling, especially her annual fishing trips to Canada. She is loved and will be dearly missed by her mother, Marjorie C. Fowler of Montour Falls; a sister, Idelle M. (John) Bowles of Clifton Springs; her brother, Heman A. (Carol) Fowler of Big Flats; 4 nieces, Lori (Tony) Nazos of Chicago, IL, Heather Fowler of Santa Maria, CA, Elaine (Robert) Mallory of Baldwinsville, NY, Kelly (Mike) Shaban of Pittsboro, NC; 4 great nieces and nephews and countless friends. Arrangements are by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee, NY. Star Gazette – February 15, 2011
GAINES Dorothy L. Barnes
Age 78, from Sayre, PA, went home to be with her Lord after a brief illness at the Robert Packer Hospital, Wednesday, February 16, 2011. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Mort, her son; Norman Barnes; daughters, Pam (Joe) MacCoy and Tonia (Greg) Wheeler; grandchildren, Shane Barnes, John and Kayla MacCoy, Julie and Kimberly Wheeler; and great-grandson, Ryan Barnes. Also surviving is her sister, Beverly (Dan) Nosowicz; and brothers, Foster (Beebee) Gaines and James (Zip) Slaybaugh; and several nieces and nephews. She loved cooking, baking and collecting trinkets. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport on Saturday, February 19, 2011, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with funeral service following at 4 p.m. Rev. Randy Stilson will officiate. Star Gazette – February 18, 2011
Punxsutawney, PA: age 89, formerly of Germania PA, died on Saturday, February 19th, 2011 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center. Born December 6th, 1921 in Germania, he was a son of the late Harry and Mabel (Menken) Gilbert. On September 27th, 1957, he married the former Shirley Ann DeShong, who survives. Leland was a potato farmer in Germania until he retired in 1996. He greatly enjoyed tinkering with his Farmall tractors, deer hunting, raising animals, socializing with customers, and entertaining toddlers. Surviving besides his wife of 53 years, Shirley Gilbert, are a son, Rick (Sue) Gilbert, of Galeton PA; a daughter, Tammy (Bill) Haag, of Punxsutawney PA; four grandchildren, Gina (Bob) Sutton, Tori Gilbert, Trista (Tom) Pooley, and Philip Lewis; two great grandchildren, Olivia and Ethan Sutton; two sisters, Leota Macensky, Galeton and Catherine Davenport of Knoxville PA; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Leland was predeceased by a son, Leland Gilbert, Jr., a daughter, Tracy Gilbert, and a sister, Rita Mosch. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 from 10:00-11:00am with Funeral Services following at 11:00am. The Rev. Richard Tintle will officiate. Interment will be made in Germania Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Star Gazette – February 20, 2011
GRAMS Stella A. Lewinski
age 92, of Watkins Glen formerly of Long Island, died Saturday, February 12, 2011 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility in Montour Falls. Friends and Family may call for 5pm to 7pm on Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 at the Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119 Fifth St., Watkins Glen. Her funeral service will follow at 7pm with Father Paul Bonacci. Interment will be at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Glen Cove, NY on Long Island. Memorial contributions may be made in Stella's name to St. Mary's of the Lake Church, PO Box 289, Watkins Glen, NY 14891 or to the Transplant Awareness Organization of Greater Rochester, PO Box 23552, Rochester, NY 14692-3552. Stella was born on November 22, 1918 in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of the late Adam and Mary (Kaminski) Grams. She was employed as a quality control inspector for General Instrument on Long Island. Stella enjoyed knitting, crocheting and cooking. In addition to her parents, Stella was predeceased by her husbands, Louis F. LaTorre, who died in combat in WWII and Walter J. Lewinski, who died in 1983; her step-daughter, Marian Kolakowski. Stella is survived by her son, Robert LaTorre, Sr of Watkins Glen; Step-Son, Walter J. Lewinski Jr., her grandsons, Robert LaTorre, Jr. of Rochester and Louis (Kimberly) LaTorre of Watkins Glen; great grandchildren, Jospeh, Katrina, and Ryan; many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Star Gazette – February 15, 2011
GREENFIELD Karen L. Wheeler
age 59, died unexpectedly at the Robert Packer Hospital on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011. She was born June 7, 1951, in the Village of Waverly to the late Mr. and Mrs. Lynn J. Greenfield. She attended Elm Street grade school and graduated from Waverly High School. She then attended Alfred State College earning her associates degree in business. On March 6, 1971, she was united in marriage to her high school love George F. Wheeler, Jr. in Waverly, N.Y. Upon her graduation she began working at IBM/Lockheed Martin Owego where she was employed for 35 years before retirement in 2006. She then worked part-time for the Town of Barton. In her retirement she loved and enjoyed her grandchildren, her dog Winnie, reading, baking, cooking, quilting, and camping. Karen treasured the time spent with her family, always looking forward to seeing her grandchildren. She was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church. Karen is survived by her husband of 39 years, George; her three sons Scott, Mark (Shannon), and Kevin (Alycia); eight grandchildren Dustin, Lauryn, Nicholas, Collin, Kennedy, Kaden, Addyson, and Kamdyn ; two sisters Patricia L. Gorski, Mrs. Jacqueline (Paul) Stolicker, and one brother James Platt, all of Waverly. She was further survived by nieces, nephews, and many friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her three brothers, Robert, Lyle, and Gary Greenfield. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bradford County Humane Society, Route 220, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 or the United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung Street, Waverly, NY 14892. A time for gathering with family and friends will be Monday, February 21, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Waverly United Methodist Church, Waverly, New York. The Celebration of Karen’s life will be honored by the Rev. Ann Bey Canfield. Arrangements are by the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. Sayre Morning Times – February 20, 2011
GURNSEY Pearl Gurnsey Drake
71, of Flower Lane, Painted Post, died Thursday, February 10th 2011 at Corning Hospital. Born in Troupsburg, NY, Pearl was the daughter of Harry O. and Margaret E. Daniels Gurnsey. She was a 1958 graduate of Troupsburg Central School. She had retired from Ann Page Foods in Horseheads. Pearl loved spending time on the internet and was very capable with her self taught computer skills. She was always ready and willing to help others and was often called on by her neighbors for various tasks whenever needs arose. Pearl had once attended the Austinburg, PA Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Lee Gurnsey and Harry Charles "Chuck" Gurnsey. Surviving are her sisters, Shirley (Gerald) O'Dell of Tioga, PA, Dawn Mertsock and Judy Smith, both of Addison; her brother, Gary Gurnsey of Liberty, NY; niece and nephews, Mike Gurnsey, Lori Baker, Erich O'Dell, Paul Mertsock II and Aaron Smith as well as several great nieces and nephews. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made in Pearl's name to the Arthritis Foundation , 5858 E. Molloy Road, # 123, Syracuse, NY 13211. Arrangements are with the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home in Woodhull. Star Gazette – February 12, 2011
HAGGERTY Atty. James J. Haggerty
of Dunmore died Tuesday in Naples, Fla. His wife is the former Cecelia Lynett. The couple would have celebrated 45 years of marriage on Feb. 19. Born in Scranton, son of the late James J. and Margaret Kearney Haggerty Cummings, he was a graduate of Scranton Preparatory School, The College of the Holy Cross and Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a member of the Law Review. He received honorary degrees from Villanova University and The University of Scranton. Jim served active duty in the U.S. Army Infantry and as a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard and United States Army Reserve. Jim served as law clerk to the Honorable William J. Nealon, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania. A lifelong friend and advisor to the Hon. Robert P. Casey, Haggerty served as the Secretary of the Commonwealth and later as General Counsel to the late Governor. At the time of his death, Jim was a partner in the Scranton Law Firm of Haggerty, McDonnell, & Hinton, formerly Casey, Haggerty, & McDonnell and later Haggerty, McDonnell & O'Brien. He also served as President of the Lackawanna County Bar Association and was a permanent member of the Third Circuit Judicial Conference. Jim served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the University of Scranton and Scranton Preparatory School. He was President of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Lackawanna County and served as Director of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of Lackawanna County. Jim was also a member of the Board of Directors at the Country Club of Scranton and First National Community Bank. Jim was a loving and vibrant man, known to close friends as "the Big Fella," and recognized by countless others who had the privilege to befriend him as larger than life. Jim had a renowned sense of humor and an ease with people that endeared him to all whose lives he touched. His infectious personality was outdone by his impressive professional accomplishments as a successful lawyer. He was respected by his peers and revered by fellow members of the Bar for his honesty, ethics, and fair dealing. He ranks among the most loyal Dunmoreans and Democrats of all time. Loyalty was paramount to his very being. Above all, Jim was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and the most positive role model to those he loved so dearly. His favorite times were spent with his sons and friends golfing at the Country Club of Scranton and he most relished time spent with family. Summers in Avalon with his wife, children and grandchildren brought him indescribable joy. Jim's generosity in life continued as an organ donor. Also surviving are seven children, Jean McGrath and husband Christopher, Dunmore, Mauri Collins and husband Joseph, Scottsdale, Ariz., James J. Haggerty Jr. and fiancé Wendy Lettieri, Scranton, Matthew and wife Christina O'Brien Haggerty, Scranton, Cecelia O'Rourke and husband James, New York, N.Y., Daniel Haggerty and fiancé Meghan Stott, Wilkes-Barre, and Kathleen James and husband Brian, Scranton; eighteen grandchildren James, Christopher, Cecelia, Nora, and Margaret McGrath; Clare, Catherine, Cecelia, Rita, and Elizabeth Collins; Abigail, Caroline, Cecelia, and Matthew Haggerty; Brian, Patrick, Edward, and Margaret James; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph O. Haggerty; and his stepfather, John P. Cummings. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Paul Church, 1510 Penn Avenue Scranton, Pa. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul Church. Anyone attending the mass is asked to go directly to the church. Internment, St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow. Memorial contributions may be made to Scranton Preparatory School, 1000 Wyoming Avenue. Arrangements by the Vanston & James Funeral Home, Scranton, Pa. Towanda Daily Review – February 11, 2011
HAYNES Beatrice E. "Bea" Sindelar-Bixby
Breesport, NY: Age 93 of Breesport, NY died peacefully on Feb. 14, 2011 at the Arnot Ogden Skilled Nursing Facility. Bea was born in Sunderlinville, PA on June 22, 1917 a daughter to the late George and Blanche (Smith) Haynes. She is survived by her children, Joseph (Kris) Sindelar, Rose Sweet, Robert Sindelar, Helen Kohan, James Sindelar, Charles (Elsie) Sindelar and Nancy (Ross) Barnes; sister, Pearl Sutphen; brothers, Loyd and Jake Haynes; 15 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren; and her dog and companion "Scooter". She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Sindelar on Dec. 23, 1960 and husband, Willard Bixby Dec. 11, 1979, also brothers, Kemp, Frederick, Lawrence and Clifford Haynes. She retired from Thatcher Glass with 30 years of service and was a communicant at Breesport Baptist Church. Bea was known for her green thumb, her vegetable garden, her skills in cooking, her needle work and she could fish with the best of them. Bea also became an avid golf fan while following her grandson, Joey Sindelar on the PGA Golf Tour. At her request there will be nor prior calling hours or service. The family would like to thank the entire staff of Arnot Ogden 4-D Skilled Nursing Unit and Southern Tier Hospice for the loving and compassionate care given to Bea. Star Gazette – February 15, 2011
HENNEGAN Lt. Col. Joseph E.
Lutherville, MD: Age 83, an officer and gentleman, died on February 5, 2011. He was born and educated in Baltimore, MD and resided for many years in Cherry Hill, NJ, following 33 years of service in the United States Marine Corps. Joe is survived by his children, Susan McGinley, Michael and Patrick; 5 grandchildren; sister Ann Moore, with her 2 children. He is predeceased by his first wife Betty Hennegan and survived by his wife Pauline Nybeck-Hennegan of Elmira, NY, with her children Eric, Michael, Matthew, Ellen, and Amy; along with their children. Joe is also predeceased by his 8 Morrell brothers-in-law, of whom he was very fond of. A career military man, serving his country proudly, Joe was a decorated war hero, receiving the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Unit Citation; the only one ever awarded any unit in the history of the Marine Corps for a single day's action, along with numerous other decorations. Joe's military career started in 1945, serving in the South Pacific, Korea, Tank Company Executive Officer, and VietNam, Commanding Officer 3rd AMTRAC Battalion, 1st Marine Division. He was instrumental in the Korean peace talks, serving as Deputy Senior member under United Nations command. He completed his stellar military career in charge of the Marine detachment at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, April 1978. In June 1952 Joe received his BS in Business Administration from Loyola College in Baltimore. Upon his retirement Joe worked as a security consultant and also worked as a liaison between American LaFrance and the government in the development of a military vehicle. "Joe was the character, guidance, and moral leadership representative, above suspicion and beyond reproach, the absolute epitome of integrity." SEMPER FI. Full military honors will be accorded Joe at Arlington National Cemetery on May 19, 2011 at 8:45 a.m. starting at the Post Chapel, Washington D.C. Star Gazette – February 20, 2011
Elmira: Age 77, died unexpectedly at home on Thursday, February 10, 2011. Mary was born in New York City on May 4, 1933. She was a daughter of Josephine Herman and the late John Herman. She was predeceased by son Dennis Herman. In addition to her mother Josephine of New York City, Mary is survived by daughter Penny Morales of Pocono Summit PA; son James Herman; brother John Herman of Florida; sister Josephine Herman of New York City; grandchildren Donna Gatteau, Pamela Herman, Brian, Eugene and Tonya Diana, Joseph, J.J. and Jonathan Herman, Jesse Morales; 3 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Mary was a kind and gentle person who loved her family. Her gentleness extended to the care she gave to her beloved cats. Mary spent most of her life in New York City before moving to Elmira 12 years ago. She enjoyed volunteering at Elcor Health Services. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Monday, February 14, 2011 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 4:00 p.m.
HOLLIS David Louis Hollis
Age 75, resident of Hemet, CA for 63 years, died Feb. 21, 2010 in Riverside, CA. David was born in Lancaster, CA. He retired in 2000 as a Machinist for EMWD. David served in the US Army from 1957-1959. He graduated from high school in 1952 and was a member of First Baptist Church, Hemet for 63 years. David is survived by his wife, Doris Hollis of Hemet; daughter, Rebecca Hollis Ibarra [Dan] of Oregon; sons, David Hollis [Christy] and Brian Hollis [Sheri], all of Hemet; grandchildren, Rachel, Daniel, Jacob, Sarah, Claire and Brendan. Funeral 2/26, 2pm at First Baptist Church, Hemet with burial to follow at 3:15pm at San Jacinto Valley Cemetery -Inland Memorial Harford Chapel information.
Abraham Hollis [1793-1865] + Laura Rouse [1803-1877]
- Henry Ralph Hollis [1830-1876] + Julia M. Bosworth [1830-1905]
-- Horace H. Hollis [1869-1941] + Amelia H. Heess [1876-1961]
--- Carl Hollis [1901-1971] +Florence Crowell [1898-1973]
---- David Louis Hollis [1934-2010] + Doris Aileen Schlange [1936- ]
HULL Linda A. Gunning
of 14 Weatherby Rd, Trumansburg, died at Cayuga Medical Center on Thursday, February 17, 2011, at the age of 65. A Memorial Service will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 20th, at the Living Waters Christian Fellowship, 162 Enfield Main Rd, Ithaca. The family asks those who wish to make a contribution in Linda's memory to kindly consider the American Cancer Society , 13 Beech St, Johnson City, NY 13790.
IRBY Aaron Matthew
31, of Chardon, OH. Born February 12, 1979 in Misawa, Japan. He lived in New York State before moving to Willoughby Hills in 2006 and then Chardon in 2009. Aaron died February 11, 2011 in Zion, Ill. He was an Assembler for Ohio Ordnance Works in Chardon, OH for 5 years. Aaron married Nancy Lynn Davis May 12, 2001 in Conklin, NY Aaron loved his Lord Jesus Christ and is now in the presence of his Savior in Heaven. He fought a courageous battle against his Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma for 14 months. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and coworkers. Aaron was an avid soccer fan, enjoyed Martial Arts and fire arms, as well as playing his guitar. He loved spending time with his wife and 6 year old daughter. He is survived by wife: Nancy Lynn (nee: Davis) Irby of Chardon, OH, daughter: Rebekah Michelle Irby of Chardon, OH, mother: Dena (nee: Fields) Irby of Horseheads, NY, father: Butch Irby of Fredericksburg, VA, grandmother: Marion Fields of Horseheads, NY, in-laws: Thomas and Deborah (nee: Brohm) Davis of Laceyville, PA, many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins He is predeceased by grandparents: Howard and Alise Irby, grandfather: Ernest Fields, cousins: Jeremy Lampman and Theresa BonRapacki. The funeral will be held Saturday, February 19 at 10:30 AM at Willo-Hill Baptist Church, 4200 State Route 306, Willoughby, Ohio 44094. (440-951-2020), Pastor Greg Gifford of the Church will officiate. Visitation is Friday, February 18, 5:00-8:00 PM at the Church. Private family burial will be at Chardon Municipal Cemetery, Chardon, OH. The family suggests donations to The education of Rebekah Irby C/O Burr Funeral Home, P.O. Box 165, Chardon, OH 44024 Star Gazette – February 15, 2011
KEGLER Richard Walter Kegler
88, Blossburg, died on Thursday Feb. 17, 2011, at the Green Home, Wellsboro, surrounded by his friends and family. Richard was born Nov. 10, 1922, in Allegheny County, McKeesport, Pa. He was predeceased by his parents Conrad Emil Kegler and Anna Marie Eckert Kegler, his wife Helene E. Kegler in 2007, sister Evelyn McConeghy, brother Howard Kegler. Richard is survived by his daughter Dannah Louise Kegler and son and daughter-in-law Richard David (Joanne) Kegler. Also remaining are sisters, Lois (Joseph) Brier, Norma (Donald) Norris, Ethel Dearfield; sister-in-law Hilda A. Joseck; brother-in-law Harold A. Williamson, and nieces and nephews. A special friend Bobbi Hess and his long time canine companion Cho-Cho. Richard was fascinated by flying since he was very young. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he became an airplane mechanic for T.W.A. He went on to school to become a flight engineer and later became a qualified pilot. He flew the world over; he flew for T.W.A. for more than 50 years. Friends will be received Wednesday Feb. 23 at Steam Valley Bible Church from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Tom MacAvoy will officiate. Burial will follow at Summit cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg. Williamsport Sun Gazette – February 20, 2011
Age 53 of Elmira, NY died Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She is survived by her children Maranda (Joseph Williams) Stroman of Elmira, Stanley (Catherine) Stroman of Elmira, Maraya (Tariq Macklin) Powell of Queens, NY and Marson (Emily Le Valley) Johnson of Springfield, MA; grandchildren Quaron, Syon, Pharaoh, Nyzaiah, Syailas and Naji; parents Sloman and Georgia Knox of Elmira; sisters and brothers Linda, Lorena, Jimmy, Deenan, Sloman, Eric and Jesse; companion Don Coleman of Geneva; dear friend Denise Whitty along with a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and dear friends. Marqueeta was employed with E.O.P. and founded "Who's Hair Is It?" through E.O.P. She was a regionally renowned beautician with a stylistic approach to hair, beauty and confidence. Family and friends are invited to her funeral and committal services on Monday, February 21st at 12 noon in Monumental Baptist Church, 308 E. Clinton St., Elmira. Rev. James E. Jones will officiate. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Star Gazette – February 19, 2011
LAWRENCE Lillian L. Hires
Horseheads: Age 97, died Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at her home in Appleridge. Lillian was born September 27, 1913, a daughter of William and Helen (Colson) Lawrence. She is predeceased by her husband John A. Hires. Lillian is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Jane H. and John F. Cadwallader of Elmira and Clearwater FL; daughter Barbara L. Hires, with Connie McKelvey of Wilmington DE; sister and brother-in-law Helen and John Whitaker of Clearwater FL; grandchildren, John F. Cadwallader, Jr. with wife W. Blair Jennings, J.A. Hires Cadwallader, with wife Kristina, all of Elmira, Shane Hires McKelvey, and Jessica Hires McKelvey, both of Wilmington DE; great grandchildren, Eli, Emma, Asa, and Lillian Cadwallader and Colson Hires Cadwallader; along with several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. The essence of Lillian's life was her family. She was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. In that spirit she always returned the favor of an invitation with the gift of her presence. Lillian enjoyed games, especially golf, which she played until the age of 90. She and her husband had lived in Wilmington DE for a number of years before moving to Clearwater FL, where she lived for 30 years. Lillian moved to the Elmira/Horseheads area 10 years ago. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, February 20, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. A Quaker service will follow at 2:15 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning NY 14830. Lillian's family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the staff of Appleridge for the wonderful care provided to her over the past 15 months.
LONGNECKER Alice (Longnecker) Briem
died January 8, 2011 at the age of 95 in Cape Coral, FL. Alice was born in Olean, NY. At the age of 50, while raising eight children, Alice completed her Master’s Degree in Art Education at Elmira College. She then worked for 15 years as an Art Teacher with the Horseheads Central School District. Alice was a long standing member of the Elmira Art Club and past recipient of the "Palette Award". She will be remembered for her positive, non-judgmental nature who welcomed everyone with open arms. Alice is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law; James (Patricia) Briem of St. Louis MO, Stephen Briem of Bath, NY, Michael Briem of Elmira, John (Mary) Briem of Elmira, William Briem of Elmira, and daughters and sons-in-law; Marcy (Carmen) Bevacqua of Charlotte NC, Alice (Jack) Cibelli of Cape Coral FL and Margaret (William) Lehner of Manassas VA. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. A family celebration of Alice's life, will take place at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Denver, NC on April 16, 2011. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Alice's honor to the SPCA. Star Gazette – February 13, 2011
LOVE Nancy Love Field
age 76 of Fountain Hills, Arizona, died February 2, 2011. Nancy was born in Montour Falls, NY, and raised in Burdett, New York. She was the middle daughter of Elizabeth and Ernest Love. She married Lawrence Field of Watkins Glen, NY and raised three sons, David, Kevin and Steven. She graduated as a Registered Nurse from Millard Fillmore Teaching Hospital in Buffalo, NY in 1957. In 1982 she received a Master’s Degree from The University of Nebraska. In 1983 they moved to Arizona to begin new careers. She truly loved the desert, even in the summer heat. She worked as a nurse, a counselor, a medical and vocational case manager, and a business owner. We cannot measure all the good she did for others. An accomplished artist throughout her life, Nancy was active in The Fountains' annual "Love God With All Your Art" events. Nancy nurtured and encouraged the creative spirit of many. Nancy is survived by her husband, Larry; sisters Kay Anderson and Joyce Fudge; Sons David (Stacey), Kevin (Terry) and Steven; grandchildren Alyssa, Ryan, Kailey, Shannon, Erin, Tyler, Tanner, Cameron and Jordan; nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life service was held at 2:00, Sunday, February 20, 2011 at The Fountains United Methodist Church, 15300 N. Fountain Hills Blvd, Fountain Hills, Arizona. A family committal service will be held in Watkins Glen, NY in June. Memorial donations may be made in Nancy's memory to The Fountains United Methodist Church. Arrangements entrusted to Messinger Mortuary, Fountain Hills. Star Gazette – February 12, 2011
LUNN Ernest B. Lunn
73, of Athens, Pa., and formerly of Waverly, N.Y., went to be home with the Lord on Sunday, February 13, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.
Ernest was born on April 9, 1937 in Binghamton, N.Y., a son of the late Earl and Helene (Keech) Lunn. For many years, he was employed at the Ingersoll Rand in Athens and later at IBM in Owego. Ernest was well-known in the Valley and was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose. He loved to purchase and work on cars and trucks until his health failed. He also loved to do crafts and fish, but most of all, he loved his children and grandchildren. Ernest is survived by his wife of 44 years Leona (Talada) Lunn; six daughters, Maggie and Andy Kraft of Sayre, Pa.; Robin and Roy VanAtta of Elmira, N.Y.; Tammy and Tom Murray of Waverly, N.Y.; Virginia “GG” Olsen of Florida; Tina Westbrook and Joe Sandroni of Waverly, N.Y.; Michelle Morgan of Athens, Pa.; three sons, Dennis Brown of Elmira, N.Y.; Robert Lunn of Florida and Earl Lunn of Athens, Pa. He had 19 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; he loved the boys — Craig, Dillon, Coty, Cameron, Devin, Dalton, Paul, Stuart and Andrew. He wanted to see them all make it to the top and never give up!! He wanted his girls — Angela, Brandi, Jessica and Veneasa to always shine!! He is also survived by his first wife Ruth Bidwell of Florida; a special friend Edith Smith; brother David (Diane) Lunn of Owego; sister Cindy (Steve) Zembery of Apalachin; sister-in-law Lorraine Lunn of Vestal; several aunts among them Dorothy Keech; uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Ernest was predeceased by his father Earl in 1955; mother Helene in 2002; brother Butch 2004 and grandson Mathew in 2008. Funeral services for Ernest will be held on Friday, February 18 at 11 a.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will follow in the Riverside Cemetery, Endicott. Sayre Morning Times – February 18, 2011
McDOWELL Kevin A.
Duluth, GA: age 46, died on February 18th, 2011. The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 23rd, at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home in Norcross GA. The family will receive friends Tuesday, February 22nd, from 5:00-8:00 pm at the funeral home. Mr. McDowell, a native of Elmira NY, was a U.S. Navy veteran and a building engineer for J.L.L. in Atlanta for over seven years. He is survived by his wife, Theresa McDowell of Duluth GA; mother, June McDowell of Elmira NY; brothers, Robert McDowell, Carl McDowell, and Mark McDowell, all of Elmira NY; sisters, Carol Maisonet and Brenda Jones, both of Elmira, NY; aunt, Brenda Clements of England; niece, Tamika Styles of Elmira NY; and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made payable to the American Cancer Society , 6500 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Ste 260, Duluth GA 30097. Star Gazette – February 20, 2011
McMAHON Charles William McMahon Jr.
of Arcadia, Florida, and formerly of Waverly, N.Y., died on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at DeSoto Memorial Hospital. Bill was born on February 24, 1931 in Waverly. He was a well-known and respected member of the community. While spending most of his life in the Valley, Bill was actively involved with coaching youth baseball teams where he impacted many lives. He was also very active in the bowling hall of fame. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joyce; three sons and a daughter, Mike of Sayre Pa., Susan of Cortland, N.Y., Pat of Melbourne, Fla., and Steve of Griffin, Ga.; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A memorial service and celebration of life is being held at Toby’s Resort in Arcadia, Fla. (where he and Joyce have made their home for the past 15 years) on Saturday, February 12 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bill’s memory to the Waverly Community Chest. Sayre Morning Times – February 12, 2011
MILLER Richard C.
Elmira: died unexpectedly on February 15th, 2011. He was born November 26th, 1948 to Raymond and Mary Francis Miller. Survived by wife, Barb and son, Jaime and animal companion, "Midnight". Also survived by brother, Bill (Vanell) and their son Benjamin of Jacksonville, FL; brothers-in-law, Herb (Brenda) Wild of Elmira, Bob (Patti) Gressel of Pine City, NY and sister-in-law Rosemary (Mike) Grinnell of Millerton, PA; nieces and nephews, Heather Grinnell of Millerton, PA, Brianne Liddick of Elmira and Jason Grinnell of Tampa, FL; uncle, Fred Dykins of Elmira, and close friend, Mike Sullivan of Elmira. Dick was a member of the Elmira Elks Club and he recently retired from Keck's Food Service of Millerton, PA. He loved fishing, golf, playing cards and cooking. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue Elmira/Southport on Friday, February 18th, 2011 from 3-6 pm with memorial service following at 6 pm. Star Gazette – February 17, 2011
MILLER Terence L. “Terry”
When someone you love becomes a memory….the memory becomes a treasure. Our loving husband, dad, son, brother and uncle Terence L. “Terry” Miller, 51, of Smithboro, New York died peacefully with his family at his side on Wednesday morning, February 9, 2011 following a courageous battle with cancer. He kept fighting his cancer until the very end he never gave up and never admitted defeat. Terry is survived by his wife of 25 years, Melanie (Miller) Miller; his children Nathan, age 24 and a student at Binghamton University, Stefanie, age 22 and a student at Wells College, and Daniel, age 20 and a student at Binghamton University. In addition, Terry is also survived by his father Garrett E. Miller of Richmond, Va.; siblings Garrett (Pam) Miller III of Glen Allen, Va.; Melissa Brown of Lorton, Va.; Dee (Randy) Bennett of Nichols; several aunts, uncles, his nieces and nephews, Gina, Logan, Tory, Ashley, Kristin, Alexis, Lukas and a great-niece Lillian. He was predeceased by his mother Lillian (Raynor) Miller Gowan and step-father James A. Gowan. Terry was born on February 16, 1959 in Bellafonte, Pa., a son of Garrett E. and the late Lillian (Raynor) Miller. He was a graduate of Tioga Central High School Class of 1977 and received his associate’s degree in electrical engineering from Hudson Valley Community College. Terry was employed by Lockheed Martin in Owego for 30 years; where he was instrumental in the Space Shuttle Program and received the Silver Snoopy Award for his dedication. Terry treasured the time spent with his family, always looked forward to attending Stefanie’s college field hockey and lacrosse games and camping at Fair Haven. An avid outdoors man, Terry also enjoyed target shooting and bow hunting. He had a mellow personality and a great passion for the Tea Party movement. If love could have saved him, he would have lived forever. Funeral services and a celebration of Terry’s life will be held on Saturday, February 12 at 11 a.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, with Pastor Dan Martin, of the Nichols United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be held in the spring in the Nichols Cemetery. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held on Friday evening, February 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to his children’s college education c/o Community Bank, PO Box 84, Nichols, NY 13812 in loving memory of Terence L. Miller. Sayre Morning Times - February 11, 2011
MIRAGLIA Phyllis T. Savage
73, beloved spouse of Edward J. Savage of Hillsgrove, died on Friday, Feb. 18, 2011. Phyllis was born in Camden, N.J., on Jan. 29, 1938, a daughter of the late Joseph and Lena DiAntonio Miraglia. She graduated from Our Lady of the Angels Academy in Haddonfield, N.J. a member of the class of 1957. She married Edward J. Savage of Deptford on April 26, 1958. They resided in Deptford, N.J. and retired first to Muncy Valley in 1984 and later to Hillsgrove in 2002. Phyllis was an active member of St. Basil's Church and a Eucharist Minister. She enjoy her flower garden, traveling, word puzzles, knitting and walking. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great granddaughters. Surviving are two sons, Edward (Jenn) Savage III of Turnersville, N.J., Joseph (Diane) Savage of Woodbury, N.J.; two daughters, Maryanne Savage of Muncy Valley, Pa., Debbi (Bill) Martiner of Churchville, Pa.; a brother, Paul (Penny Sue) Miraglia of Carolina Shores, N.C.; a sister: Jo-Ann Johnston, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.; three grandchildren Trevor, Trinna and Brandon; and two great-granddaughters, Ava and Cameron. A Transferal Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, her pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil's Cemetery. Friends may call on from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 21 at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers and request that Memorial Contribution be directed to the Endless Mountains Pregnancy Care Center, 27 West Main St., Canton, PA 17724. Towanda Daily Review - February 20, 2011
MITCHELL Helen F. Button
68, of Gaines, PA, died Tuesday, February 15, 2011 in Delaware. Born November 3, 1942, in Coudersport, PA, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Miklich) Mitchell. She graduated from Galeton High School in 1960. On April 8, 1961, in Galeton, she married Bravo Button, who survives. Helen worked at Galeton Production, waitressed at the Waldheim in Germania, and worked at Mitchell's Twin Valley Market in Gaines. She was a member of St. Bibiana's Catholic Church in Galeton, the Galeton Moose, and the Germania Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. Helen was also the treasurer for the Black Forest Snowmobile Club for many years and helped extensively with the Germania Old Home Day. Surviving, in addition to her husband, Bravo Button, are two daughters, Mary Button, Williamsport, PA and Helen (John) Hawrylack, Landenberg, PA; three grandchildren, Charles Button, Lock Haven, PA, John and Liz Hawrylack both of Landenberg; a great grandson, Dakota Button; two brothers, Frank (Shirley) Mitchell and Albert (Erma) Mitchell, both of Galeton; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton on Friday, February 18, 2011 from 7:00 ? 9:00 p.m. and at St. Bibiana's Catholic Church, Galeton, on Saturday, February 19, 2011 from 10:00 ? 11:00 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Joseph Dougherty as Celebrant. Interment will be made in the West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bibiana's Catholic Church, Galeton. Star Gazette – February 17, 2011
MOORE Stephen W. Moore
77, died on February 4, 2011 in Zephyrhills, FL. Steve was born in Elmira and lived there until 1993. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Barbara; his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Steve was a truck driver for 38 years and was employed by R.K.B. Ent. A memorial service will be held in the spring. Star Gazette – February 13, 2011
POLLOCK Randy C.
36, of West Bingham, formerly of Mills, PA, died Sunday, February 13, 2011. Born May 13, 1974, in Coudersport, PA, he was the son of Clifford Jr. and Mary Ann Young Pollock. He was employed by the Blass family at Coolridge Farm in Coudersport and previously employed by the Mike Beach Farm in Hornell, NY. Surviving are his parents of Ulysses, PA; two brothers, Dennis Pollock of Coudersport and James (Mary) Pollock of Mills; four sisters, June Mastin of Bath, NY, Susan (Michael) Cardy of West Bingham, Jennifer (Asa) Drake of Mansfield, PA, and Rosella "Sam" (Martin) Morales of Galeton, PA; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, from 12:00 ? 2:00 p.m. with Funeral Services following at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Duane Burdick will officiate. Burial will be in Mills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to assist with funeral expenses. Star Gazette – February 15, 2011
POTTER Gilbert E. Potter
90, of 236 St. Rte. 36, Troupsburg, NY, died Thursday, February 10th 2011 at Hornell Gardens, Hornell, NY. Born in Troupsburg, April 20th 1920, he was the son of Benjamin J. and S. Elizabeth Burnside Potter. A lifelong resident of Troupsburg, he was a graduate of Troupsburg Central School, was a former dairy farmer and self-employed carpenter and retired from the Town of Troupsburg Highway Department. He was a member of the Austinburg United Methodist Church and Austinburg Grange. He married Margaret Cochrane February 6th 1955. She survives. Also surviving are his son and daughter in law, Jon and Kim Potter of Troupsburg, daughters and sons in law, Marie and Gary Vitali of Versailles, Kentucky, Kathleen Potter of Henrietta, NY and Lori and James Shick of Woodstock, Georgia, his brother, Herman (Bertha) Potter of Troupsburg, sisters, Nellie Tubbs of North Tonawanda, Norma Swimeley of Palmer, Alaska and Jean (Keith) Sworts of Fairbanks, Alaska and 7 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Elbert Potter and granddaughter, Ashley Potter. Friends may call on Sunday, February 13th from 2-4 Pm at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St. Woodhull, NY where funeral services will be conducted on Monday at 11 AM, the Rev. Sherri Good will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Troupsburg. Memorials will be received for the Austinburg United Methodist Church, c/o Ava Foster, 2369 Austinburg Road, Westfield, Pa. 16950. Corning Leader – February 12, 2011
Age 77, of Arab AL, formerly of Erin NY, died peacefully at home Jan. 30, 2011. Retired from Arnot-Ogden Hospital (1996) , Bob is survived by his wife of 15 years, Joyce Hapeman; son David of Horseheads; daughters Debbie & Diane of CA and Elaine of CO; numerous step-children, grandchildren & great-grandchildren; numerous friends; and best-friend Michael Decker of Arab Al. Cremated in AL, a NY summer memorial is planned. Star Gazette – February 13, 2011
SCHULTZ Elizabeth "Betty" Anna Bedford
74, of Forksville, Pa., died at her home suddenly on Feb. 14, 2011. She was born on Feb. 2, 1937 in Larksville, Pa., a daughter of the late John and Fanny Dehold Schultz. On May 13, 1961 she and her husband Dale Bedford were married in Larksville Pa. She and Dale made their life in Sullivan County for the past 50 years, She worked for the Triangle Shoe Company until her move to Sullivan Co., she later worked for McCarty Driscoll, Dennis McCarty and the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce. Betty enjoyed bingo, reading and ceramics. Betty is survived by her husband, Dale, at home; and two sons, Edward at home, and Michael and (Evelyn) Bedford of Forksville; a grandson, Donald Miley; a brother, Robert Schultz of Kingston, Pa.; and two sisters, Carol and (Carl) Walp of Bradenton, Fla., and Edith and (Joe) Delnegro of Myrtle Beach, N.C. A funeral service will be held at noon on Friday, Feb. 18, in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Robert Brown officiating. Family and friends are invited to view from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday morning. Interment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery in Elkland Twp. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Eldersville Vol Fire Company, Forksville, PA 18616. Towanda Daily Review – February 17, 2011
SHOTWELL Herbert (Herb) Murray Shotwell
age 83, of 2774 SR 4002, Mehoopany, Pa., (Jenningsville), died at the Mercy Hospital in Scranton, Pa., on Thursday morning, Feb. 10, 2011, after being taken there on Wednesday. Herb was born in Kunkle, Pa., on Aug. 13, 1927, the son of the late Murray and Marion Sickler Shotwell. Immediately following going to high school, Herb enlisted in the Merchant Marines, and later served his country with the U.S. Army from Dec. of 1945 until August of 1948, serving in the European Theater, in Germany. Also while in the Army, he also played baseball with the Army military team, where he played center field. Being a very good baseball player, he would later be drafted by a number of teams, including the Cincinnati Reds. After being discharged from the service, he came back to the Tunkhannock area, and married his sweetheart, the former Shirley C. Jones, on March 28, 1949. All of his life, Herb was a plaster mason, and a self-employed general contractor, working in many states, from Florida to Pennsylvania. Over the years, he worked on many projects, big and small, and for many contractors, throughout the area. Herb loved being surrounded with his family and many friends, and loved to have a good time. He enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren, in their sporting events, and school activities. He was a member of the Rought Hall Post No. 510 American Legion, in Black Walnut, Pa. and the Endless Mountains Post No. 3583 V.F.W., of Mehoopany, Pa. Surviving is his wife of 62 years, Shirley C. Shotwell, of Jenningsville, Pa.; his daughters, and their husbands, Shirley and Harold Bullock, of Jenningsville, and Jeannie and Mel Collins, of Harrisburg, Pa.; his sons and their wives, Gregory and Karen Shotwell, of Factoryville, Pa. and Timothy and Ann Shotwell, of Laceyville, Pa.; also his 17 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers and their wives, Lorne and Marge Shotwell Sr., of Punta Gorda, Fla., and Dale and Carol Shotwell, of Lovelton, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Clesson Shotwell, and a sister-in-law, Alfreda Shotwell. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15, from the Jenningsville United Methodist Church, with Rev. Jean Swett, of the church, officiating. Interment will be in the Vaughn Cemetery in Mehoopany, Pa. Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 14, at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. Military services will be conducted on Tuesday morning, preceding the funeral service, at the Jenningsville United Methodist Church, with the members of the Endless Mountains Post No. 3583 V.F.W.; the Rought Hall Post No. 510 American Legion, and the Dennis Strong Post No. 457 American Legion of Tunkhannock, Pa. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Laceyville Public Library, P.O. Box 68, Laceyville, PA 18623. Towanda Daily Review – February 12, 2011
SMITH James E.
Painted Post: James E. Smith, age 81, of Pine Tree Village in Painted Post, NY, died Tuesday, February 15, 2011, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Jim was born in Corning, NY on August 21, 1929, to Joseph and Florence (Manning) Smith. He married the love of his life, Marylou Sheedy on June 18, 1949. She preceded him in death in 1989. Jim was a graduate of Northside High School in 1947 where he lettered in baseball, basketball, and football. He enjoyed reading, golfing, listening to big band music and sports radio, especially spending time with his family, and was a Yankee and Giants fan. He loved going to the Smith family reunions where he could reminisce with all of his extended family. Jim was a member of the Local Carpenter's Union 700 for over 60 years. He is survived by his daughters, Susan (Dan) Cook of Corning and Dodie (Kyle) Briggs of Penfield, NY; four sons, Stephen (Patricia) Smith of Campbell, Paul (Marie) Smith of Columbus, OH, Leon (Carrie) Smith of Horseheads and James (Robin Wilson) Smith of Corning; two sisters, Marjorie Robinson of Las Vegas, NV and Virginia Castner of Melbourne, FL; grandchildren, Timothy (Jennifer) Smith, Todd (Ana) Smith, Melissa (Justin) Babcock, Kevin (Elfy) Smith, Janeen (Brad) Putman, Aaron (Lisa) Briggs, Andrew Briggs, Jason (Marion) Horton, Laura (Aaron Clark) Horton, Larry (Crystal) Horton and Kelsey Smith; ten great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; his wife, Sandra Mourhess-Smith. He was predeceased by a sister, Shirley Catchpole and by three brothers, Joseph, Wilbur and Clifton Smith. A Celebration of Jim's life will be held at a later date to be announced. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery in Corning. Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Corning has been entrusted with arrangements. The family will provide flowers and asks that donations be made to Southeast Steuben County Library Memorial Fund, 300 Civic Center Plaza, Corning, NY 14830 or to Spencer Crest Nature Center, Spencer Hill Road, P.O. Box 22, Corning, NY 14830. Star Gazette – February 17, 2011
THRASHER Leon G.
Age 71, of Ridgebury, PA, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer. Leon was predeceased by his wife, Shirley on January 16, 2010 and his parents Ernest and Dorothy Thrasher, along with 4 of his 6 siblings. Leon is survived by his daughter and son in law, Tammy and Scott Leff, grandchildren, Desiree and Ryan Wilkinson, Katelynn and Jeff Cobb and Taylor Leff, great grandchildren, Jared and Joseph Wilkinson and Riley Cobb, brother; Gene Thrasher, sister; Sheila Lukowski, several nieces and nephews and special friends, Gary and Jeannie Caccia and Steve and Carolyn Nichols. Leon retired from L.R.C Electronics in 1997 after 25 years of dedicated service. Services will be held Sunday, February 13, 2011 at 3:00 PM at the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church, 1238 Pennsylvania Avenue, Pine City, NY. Memorial donations may be made to the Pennsylvania Ave. United Methodist Church Sign Fund. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Star Gazette - February 11, 2011
VanETTEN Eleanor M. Tubbs
95, of Galeton, PA, died Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at Charles Cole Hospital, Coudersport, PA. Born May 26, 1915, in Harrison Valley, PA, she was the daughter of the late George and Bernice (Stevens) VanEtten. She was married to Paul Tubbs, who predeceased her in 1981. Eleanor was a sales clerk at Katherine Kennedy's Dress Shop and then worked at the Lois Francis Restaurant & Bakery. She then co-owned The Family Kitchen with her husband Paul for many years. Finally, she worked as a sales clerk at the Signorelli Clothing Store. She was a dedicated member of the First Baptist Church in Galeton for many years. Eleanor loved to crochet and work puzzle books. Surviving are a son, Ronald L. Tubbs, Miramar, FL; a daughter, E. Joanne "Tubby" Caracciolo, Galeton; two granddaughters, Annie Caracciolo, Galeton, and Sharon (Robert) Swank, St. Louis, MO; a great-grandson, Robert (Jennifer) Swank, St. Louis; a great-great-grandson, Maxwell Swank; a sister, Helen (Robert) Snyder, Shady Grove, PA; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Eleanor was predeceased by a daughter, Pauline Diane Tubbs; and three sisters, Marie Rumiano, Beatrice Dimon, and Clara Kostecki. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Saturday, February 19, 2011 from 5:00 ? 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, February 20, 2011 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. with Funeral Services following at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. John Prouty will officiate. Interment will be made in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Star Gazette – February 17, 2011
WICKS Lawrence Edward Wicks
died on January 18, 2011 at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden, NJ. He was born on December 10, 1932 in Elmira Heights, New York the son of the late Clifford F. and Alice D. Wicks. He was a graduate of Thomas Edison High School, Elmira Heights, NY and Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY. Larry was a gifted pianist and professor at Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey from 1962 to 1998. He will be remembered by many who attended the benefit dinner concerts he held in his Pitman, New Jersey home. In addition to his love of classical music he loved to sail on the Chesapeake Bay in his retirement. Larry is survived by his brother Robert and his wife Lucy of Mt Holly Springs, PA and Charles and his wife Joyce of Surf Side Beach, SC, seven nieces and nephews, fifteen great nieces and nephews and good friends. Contributions may be made to Rowan University Foundation, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, New Jersey 08028 in his memory. Star Gazette – February 20, 2011
? Grace E. HUYLER
Horseheads: Grace E. Huyler, age 84 of Horseheads, NY formerly of Montour Falls, NY died on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at Bethany Manor, Horseheads, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Monday, February 21, 2011 from 1:30-2:30 PM. Her funeral service will be held following the visitation at 2:30. The Rev. Sheila Price will officiate. Burial will be private at the family's convenience. Her husband, Robert L. Huyler on February 6, 1998, predeceased Grace. She is survived by her children, Shawn & Chuck Crouch of Charlotte, NC, Robert Huyler of Newfield, NY and Jane & Pete Levatino of Dundee, NY. Grandchildren: Kelley & Paul Brooks, Brenda Smith, Douglas Huyler, Michele Stanford, Jenn & Matt Gould and Suzy & Travis Weaver along with 9 Great grandchildren. Mrs. Huyler was a member of the Montour Falls United Methodist Church and the Penn Yan American Legion Auxiliary. Grace was very active in volunteering at Schuyler Hospital and the American Red Cross blood drives. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Montour Falls United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 309, Montour Falls, NY 14865. Star Gazette – February 19, 2011