Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\obit2.gif

Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Clippings, Obituary,  & Scrapbook Section

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\tbc100c.jpg


Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA




Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\136.jpg



Joyce's Search Tip - February 2010 

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\bluehunt.jpg

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 Ninety Three
This page includes obituaries of people with connection to our three counties but not buried in them or cemetery not identified. If local cemetery is known, see the Obituaries by Cemetery section of the site.

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


ADAMS Carole Ann Cummings

64, of Corning, N.Y., died unexpectedly Tuesday, March 22, 2011.  She was the daughter of Robert C. and Barbara A. (Koch) Adams.  She was employed by Corning Incorporated as a secretary for over 35 years. She volunteered at the CPLA Ladies Auxiliary as a secretary and was an active member of All Saints Parish of Corning.  Ms. Cummings is survived by two sons, Michael (Karen) Cummings of Virginia Beach, Va., Jeremy T. Cummings of Corning, N.Y.; one sister, Barbara (Robert) Jackson of Saint Albans, W.V.; five grandchildren, Derick, Darcy, Kelsey, Kyla, and Raychel; two nephews, Robert and Christopher Jackson; and numerous beloved friends.  Calling hours will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday with funeral services following at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, N.Y., with Father Paul Bonacci officiating.  Interment will be Monday, March 28 in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning.  Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital -Memorial, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.  Towanda Daily Review – March 25, 2011 


ASHLEY Bernice Gertrude 

Mrs. Gertrude Ashley Reasner, 55, died suddenly Friday, December 11th at Kenmore, New York.  She was a native of Wellsboro and for several years was a resident of South Williamsport.  Surviving are her husband, William of Kenmore, N.Y.; four sons:  Ashley and Howard of Arlington, Virginia, William and James of South Williamsport; her mother Mrs. Damia Ashley of Wellsboro; four sisters Mrs. Neva Beckhorn of Valois, N.Y., Mrs. Corene Slocum of Big Flats, N.Y., Mrs. Jane Olmsted and Miss Joanna Ashley of Wellsboro.   The funeral was held Tuesday, December 15, at Noll Funeral Home, South Willamsport.  Burial at Green Lawn Memorial Park.  Note:  Gertrude's daughter, Joanne Reasner, was accidentally left out of the obituary.


ATHERTON William J. “Bill” Atherton

90, of Burlington, Pa., died Tuesday, March 29, 2011 peacefully at home.  He was born on July 2, 1920 in Canisteo, N.Y., the son of the late Harlo H. and Amy Jaynes Atherton.  Bill was a dairy farmer, owner and operator of Jackson Hill Ayrshire Farm. He showed dairy cattle at the NYS Fair and several County Fairs since he was in his teens. He also raised Hereford Beef Cattle and earned first-place Champion Feeder Calves for several years in a row. He raised sheep during many of his farming years. His children, step-children, and grandchildren all participated in county fair dairy competition, earning many ribbons for Bill’s quality Ayrshire cattle. Bill was a 50 year of the Masons with his last membership being with the Jasper Chapter #695 Robinson Lodge in Jasper, N.Y.  He is predeceased by great-granddaughter Alison Marie Lamphier in 2001, daughter of grandson Steven Lamphier, and wife Darlene of Colchester, Vt.  Bill is survived at home by his wife of 27 years, June; children Michael J. and Samantha Atherton of Woodhull, N.Y.; David and Karen DeMoy Rockwell of Orwell, Vt.; Mark Rockwell of Newark, N.Y.; Eleanor and Harley Lamphier of Greeenwood, N.Y.; Cathy and Bob Carretto of Scottsville, Va.; and William Sheldon and Sue Atherton of Canisteo, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, brother Harlo, Jr. and Bonnie Atherton of Fla., and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Saturday, April 2, 2011, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at the funeral home at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Brian Diffenbacher officiating.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made in William’s memory to Steuben County 4-H, 3 Pulteney Square East, Bath, NY 14810-1557.   Sayre Morning Times – April 1


BALDWIN Nancy Bellavigna

Age 73, of Burdett, NY died at home on Saturday, April 02, 2011. Nancy was born on May 15, 1937, the daughter of the late George and Bernadine (Apgar) Baldwin. Nancy was employed for many years as a registered nurse. She was a den mother for cub scouts and girl scouts and was involved in 4H. She was a classy dresser who had an eye for decorating, was a very artistic and a fantastic painter. She also enjoyed gardening, sewing, and collecting antiques. Nancy was a very loving wife, mother, and grandmother, who cherished her family and friends. Nancy is survived by her loving husband, Henry Bellavigna; her daughters, Annette (Steve) Lee, Susan (Richard) Robertson, and Malissa Bellavigna; her sons, Robert (Lisa) Bellavigna and Dominick (Kara) Bellavigna; her grandchildren, Matthew and Ashley Bellavigna, Nick, Christina, Benjamin, and Marcus Robertson, Christopher (Jackie) Lee, Danielle (Rob) Congdon, Jessica Lee, Rob and Andrea Bellavigna, Alex, Quinn, Ethan and Anna Bellavigna; her great grandchildren, Chad Congdon, Karleigh Congdon, and Taylor Lee; several nieces, nephews, and close friends. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the American Lung Association, 1595 Elmwood Ave., #B1, Rochester, NY 14620. A private service celebrating Nancy's life will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are with Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119 Fifth St., Watkins Glen, NY.   Star Gazette – April 4, 2011


BATEMAN John Jay (Jack) Bateman

Ft. Pierce, FL - Dr. John J. Bateman, Classics Professor emeritus, died March 6, 2011 in Fort Pierce, Florida. The oldest of three children, Jack was born February 17, 1931 in Elmira, New York to Joseph Earl and Etha Bateman. In 1952, he married Patricia Ann Hageman and they enjoyed 50 years of marriage before her death in October, 2002. Jack is survived by two daughters, Kristine B. Miranne (Rodney) of Detroit, Michigan, Kathleen (Bill James) Bateman of Champaign, Illinois and one son, John Eric Bateman (Laura) of Carterville, Illinois. Also surviving is Jack's sister Mary Ellen Miles of Elmira, 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and Patricia Smith, his loving companion of the past several years. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Joseph Bateman, and a granddaughter, Rachel I. Coleman. Dr. Bateman received his B.A. from the University of Toronto, and his M.A. and PhD degrees from Cornell University. Before joining the Classics Department at the University of Illinois in 1960, Jack taught at the Universities of Toronto and Ottawa, Canada. He was appointed Head of the Classics Department in 1966, Chairman of the Division of Humanities in 1973, and Acting Director of the School of Humanities from 1973 - 1974. During the following years, his scholarly research and teaching consumed his time including a Visiting Professorship with the University of Glasgow. He was an internationally renowned biblical scholar and published extensively on Erasmus. In addition, he was a member of the American Philological Association and served as its secretary for several years.  After his retirement Jack and Patricia moved to Bradenton, Florida where they wintered and to Boone, North Carolina for the summers. After Patricia's death, Jack moved to Ft. Pierce, Florida. Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei.  A memorial service will be held June 24th in Elmira, New York. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Humane Society or charity of choice.  Star Gazette – April 3, 2011


BATES Larry Bates  

 age 65, of Addison, died on Thursday, March 31st, 2011 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Larry was born on December 16, 1945 in Corning, the son of the late William L. and Geraldine M. (Smith) Bates, Jr. He married Barbara Brant on July 4, 1985 in Lawrenceville, PA. Larry worked at Ingersoll Rand/Dresser-Rand in Painted Post for 44 years, retiring in 2008. He was a well-known musician who played with numerous bands. Larry touched the lives of many people through his music, performing with numerous artists throughout his lifetime and recently enjoying recording tracks for artists worldwide. He is survived by his wife: Barbara; three daughters, Larinda (Scott) Weightman of Jeannette PA, Laronda (Tim) Stape of Jeannette PA, Jenna (Mark Hovey) Bates of Buffalo NY; two brothers, David (Deborah) Bates of Bath, Ronald (Linda) Bates of Painted Post; half-brother, Robert Kilburn of Westminster, CA; and 5 grandchildren, Kelsey and Brian Weightman, Courtney, Marissa and Yolanda Stape. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter-Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street in Addison on Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 from 1:00PM-4:00PM. Funeral services will follow at 4:00PM, with Pastor Scott Towner officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Treatment Center of America, 10109 East 79th Street, Tulsa, OK 74133. Star Gazette – April 2, 2011


BIZILIA Wesley Michael Bizilia

74, of Fairhope, Alabama, died on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, surrounded by his loving family.  “Mickey” was born Sept. 9, 1936, son of Jayne and Michael Bizilia,  and was a graduate of Sayre High School. He played basketball for Livingston University, coached at Fairhope High School, McGill High School, University Military School, Auburn University, Troy University, and finished as assistant Principal at Fairhope Middle School. He is survived by his wife, Patsy Swain Bizilia of Fairhope, Kevan (Linda) of Opelika, Ala., Susie (Duane) McFarland of Port St. Joe, Fla., Katherine Bizilia of Fairhope, sisters, Diane Flannery, Jennie Marie Honeywell, Mary Jane Kerr, all of Los Angeles, brother, Ronnie Fossaceca of Jamesville, N.Y., nine grandchildren, Lindsey Railey, Mary Katherine Willis, Laurie, Michael, David, Jonathan, and Andrew Bizilia, Kenny and Anna McFarland, two great-grandchildren, Camden and Shepherd, his special Aunt Molly Zello of Sayre, and many other relatives and friends.  Memorial donations can be made in Mickey’s memory to the Sayre Library or a charity of choice.   Sayre Morning Times – April 3, 2011


BUNN Dale Bunn

Watkins Glen: Dale L. Bunn, 71, of Watkins Glen, NY died on March 23, 2011 surrounded by his family at Corning Hospital. He was born July 23, 1939 in Auburn, NY and was the son of Frances and Harold Bunn. He was the third of four children. On March 17, 1973 he married Margaret Magonet. He retired from Willard State Psychiatric Hospital in Willard, NY in April 1995.  Dale is survived by his wife Margaret, his sister Jean Wilcox, his brother Wendell Bunn, his daughter Terry and son-in-law Juan Gomez, his daughter Cheryl and son-in-law George Benk, his son Richie and daughter-in-law Wendy Cope, his daughter Lisa and son-in-law Wylie Burge, his daughter Jeanette and son-in-law Guy Angelini, his daughter Samantha, and his grandchildren Ryan and Eric Benk, Tyler and Matthew Gomez, Scout and Reese Burge, and Brendan and Chad Hunter.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dale's name to Guthrie Cancer Treatment Center, 114 Columbia Street, Corning, NY 14830 or to the Humane Society of Schuyler County, 2386 County Road 10, Alpine, NY 14805.  A private service was held on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at Haughey-Wood Funeral Home in Watkins, Glen, NY. A celebration of Dale's life will be held on July 23, 2011.  Star Gazette – March 25, 2011


BUNT Richard Donald Bunt

80, of Valley Drive, Painted Post, New York, died at his home on Tuesday, March 29th, following a short illness. Richard was born in Massena, New York, on October 11, 1930, the son of Albert and Goldie (Goddard) Bunt.  The family moved to Bucksport, Maine, during his childhood, an area to which he retained strong connection.  Richard served in the U.S. Navy from 1949 until 1953.  He married SueAnn Hicks on November 28, 1959.  Richard was employed by Dresser-Rand for 36 years, where he was a Senior Project Engineer.  He was involved in the Boy Scouts of America, West High Boosters, and the Painted Post Little League, and was an active member of the Painted Post United Methodist Church and its Food Pantry, which served needy families throughout the area.  Richard is survived by his loving wife, SueAnn Bunt of Painted Post; brothers Albert, Jr. of TX and John Bunt of CA, and sister Ethel Starr of AZ; sons Scott (Pauline) Bunt of Garwood, NJ, Robert (Deb) Bunt of Rochester, NY, and David (Jeanette) Bunt of Goodlettsville, TN; granddaughters Gretchen Ferraro and Katie Cuer of Elmira, NY, and Alicea Bunt of Rochester, NY; and great-granddaughter Gianna Ferraro of Elmira, NY.  Calling hours will be held Monday, April 4th from Noon until 2pm with a memorial service immediately following at the Painted Post United Methodist Church.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or the Painted Post United Methodist Church Food Pantry, 201 North Hamilton Street, Painted Post NY 14870. Arrangements have been entrusted to Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St, Corning.   Corning Leader – April 1, 2011


CADY Robert E. Cady

Robert E. Cady, 72, died Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at his daughter's residence in Middlebury Center.  Mr. Cady was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson with honors in chemistry. He worked for the New Jersey Central Railroad, Genesee Natural Foods and the EMTA. He loved nature, fishing, and painting.  He was predeceased by his parents, Hubert L. and Ann Cady. He is survived by his special friend, Ohne; his estranged spouse, Erika; one son, Robert Edward Cady, Jr. of Germany; two daughters, Cynthia Cady of Blossburg, Susan Hackett and her husband, Wayne of Middlebury Center. He had six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Thank you to all the special people at hospice who helped to make his last days comfortable. Special thanks to Aunt Sharon for praying him home. Arrangements are being made by Carleton Funeral Home with memorial services conducted on Sunday, April 3, at the Independent Bible Church, in Wellsboro, at 3 p.m. Parking is available behind the church or across the street at Rite-Aid. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mansfield University Foundation for their Fishery Program.  Wellsboro Gazette – March 30, 2011


CARSON Ronald R. Carson

age 60, of Wellsboro, PA, died Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Ronald was born July 28, 1950 in Wellsboro, PA a son of Stuart V. and Lydia M. (Cook) Carson. Ron was the husband of Eva L. (Heck) Carson. He retired in 2008 from Osram-Sylvania. Ron enjoyed woodworking and was a U.S. Army veteran.  Ron is survived by his wife, Eva; a son and daughter-in-law, Scott E. and Heather Carson of Erwin, NY; a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer S. and Jason Morse of Lawrenceville, PA; four grandchildren, Austin Paul, Michael Smith, Tyler Carson and Austin Morse; three brothers, Bill and Dick of Wellsboro, James of Mansfield; two sisters, Betty Thornton and Bonnie Cummings (his twin) of Wellsboro. Ron was predeceased by his parents; a sister, Priscilla Sherman; and a brother, Carl Carson. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA with Pastor Ed. Castor officiating.    Wellsboro Gazette – March 28, 2011


CURKENDALL Jacqueline S. Smith

62, of Athens, died Tuesday, March 22 at home. Jacqueline was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on September 25, 1948, a daughter of the late William and Allena (Horn) Curkendall. On September 1, 1967, Jackie married John J. Smith in Waverly, N.Y.  Jackie is survived by her husband John J. Smith at home; son, Timothy Smith of Athens; daughters and son-in-law, Karen Smith of White Plains, N.Y., Tama Smith of Maxton, N.C., Tray (Regie) Smith of Pembroke, N.C.; grandchildren, Kristen, Kyleigh and Adara; great-grandchildren, Alyce and Logan; sisters, Jo Ann Dryer of Cookeville Tenn., Billie Jean (Audie) Dziengelewski of Brooksville, Fla.; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  At Jackie’s request, all services will be private.  Sayre Morning Times – March 25, 2011


DUGO Robert E. Dugo

Bath: Robert E. Dugo (YOGI) of Bath died Thursday, March 24th, at the age of 69, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Robert was born 6/3/41 and was the Son of Joseph (Angelo) and Alma Elaine (Bly) Dugo. Robert was a graduate of Haverling Central School and served in the US Air Force. He received his Bachelor of the Arts in Accounting from the University of Southern Florida and Bachelor of Law from LaSalle University, and was a Certified Public Accountant. Robert retired from Corning Community college where he was a Professor of Accounting and Business Law for 27 years. Robert also taught at Mansfield College, SUNY Binghamton, Elmira Business Institute, and UNCW. He owned several businesses in the community which included Accounting Firms, the Wooden Nickel, and the Gallery. He also served as Bath Village Justice for many years. Robert loved music and was a drummer for many years. He played with the US Air force Jazz band, and many local bands. He especially enjoyed playing drums with his Dad and brothers. Robert was an avid racing fan and race car driver. He Raced Formula Vee, Super Vee, formula 5000, Can Am, and was most recently working on a Mini Sprint Car. He was a founding member or the Bath Racing Association (BRA) and a member and past treasurer of the Glen Region Sports Car Club of America. Bob was the 1973 NYS SuperVee Champion and held lap records at the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Race course. He is survived by his daughters Dr. Laura (Lois Hunt) Dugo of Seneca Falls, NY, Angela (Michael) Cavallaro of Holley, NY, and Elizabeth (Mark) Shaw of Victor, NY , 4 grandchildren , Gennyth and Abigail Hunt Dugo, and Natalie and Gavin Shaw, sisters, Josette (Alan) Stuart of Wilmington N.C., Julie (Robert) Dugo Jeffery of Bath, and Sharon McKinley of Bath. Brothers, Nicholas (Suzanne) Dugo of Watkins Glen, NY, Charles (Linette) Dugo of Cross Junction, VA, and Dan (Valerie) Dugo of Bath, many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and special friends. Calling hours will be Monday March 28th at Fagan's Funeral Home in Bath from 12:00- 2:00 pm and 4:00-7:00 pm with services immediately following at 7:00 pm with the Reverend Michael E. Harney officiating. Donations can be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund 1200 A Scottsville, Rd., Ste. 100,Rochester, NY 14624, or the Finger Lakes SPCA Horse Rescue, 7315 State Rte. 54, Bath, NY 14810.  Star Gazette – March 26, 2011


DUHL Joyce D. Hastings

Elmira: Age 82, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at her home. Joyce was born May 24, 1928, a daughter of the late Frederick and Marion Follinsby Duhl. She is predeceased by her sister, Marion Maxwell and brother, Jack Duhl. Joyce is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John and Elaine Hastings of Elmira, John's daughters, Kelly Hastings, Leigh and her husband Aaron Correia of Fort Campbell, KY, Kerrigan Hastings, and Elaine's daughter, Allison Husted of Wellsboro, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Mark Schneider of Summerville, SC, with son, Matthew Schneider; sister, Carolyn Scheepsma of Elmira; sister-in-law, Yvonne Duhl of California; brother-in-law, Robert Maxwell of Pittsburgh, PA; along with several nieces and nephews. Joyce retired from McNamara-Carroll Insurance Company. For many years, Joyce was a committed Chemung County Republican Committee person, known for her great sense of humor, a friend of Bill's, and more recently, an avid Internet solitaire card player. Joyce was devoted to her family, children and grandchildren. She was someone who many of her family and friends looked to for advice, and her spirit will live forever in the hearts of those left behind. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Monday, March 28, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. Those wishing may remember Joyce with a donation to either, Meals on Wheels, 150 Fox Street, Elmira, NY 14901, or SPCA, Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903.  Star Gazette – March 25, 2011


FLETCHER Mary L. Fletcher McChesney

Age 64, of Elmira, NY, died at home on Tuesday, March 29, 2011. She was born on October 27, 1946 in Elmira, NY to the late Frederick A. Fletcher Sr. and Agnes Ruth DeZutter. Mary was predeceased by her brother, Frederick Fletcher Jr. and brother-in-law, Frank J. Wagner Sr.. She is survived by her brother, John (Donna) Fletcher of Horseheads; sister, Jane Wagner of Horseheads; nieces, Melissa (Tim) Fletcher Tremba and their children, Taylor and Tobias all of Cayuta, NY, Kelly (Jeff) Woodard Longwell and their son, Jackson all of Elmira, Tammy Woodard of Horseheads and Kristie Woodard of Quincy, MA; close friends, Sharon New of Elmira, Annie Cook of Pine City, Merton Adams of Elmira and Justin Adams, who was like a son to her, of Elmira; along with many other good friends. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, April 1st from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow there at 7:30 p.m. with Pastor Bryan Kain officiating. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family.  Star Gazette – March 31, 2011


FRANKLIN Connie Mae Porter

age 68, died on March 22,2011, at the Hospice Care Center in Louisville, CO, following a courageous battle with cancer.  She was a member of the Canton High School Class of 1960 and was the daughter of the late Richard and Ruth Franklin.  She will be greatly missed by her husband, Doc, and her daughters, Stephanie and Celeste, sons-in-law, Kyle and Scott; grandsons, Rowan and Tate, and many Colorado and New England friends who loved her for her selflessness, caring and warm smile.  A celebration of her life was held at Twin Peaks Golf Club, Longmont, CO, Sunday, March 27.  In lieu of the customary condolences, the family suggests donations, in her honor, to the Hospice Care Center, Louisville, CO, 80027.  Canton Independent Sentinel - April 2, 2011


FURMAN Wallace - The body of Wallace Furman arrived at the home of his father, Leroy T. Furman, at Olean, NY, on April 11 [1921], where the funeral was held Wednesday, April 13, He was a promising young man and enlisted at Olean in the early part of the war, serving well and seeing much service in France. He kept up good cheer, believing he would return to his parents and friends, but he was shot in the last great battle on the Rhine. His parents are well known here and in Delmar, where they were born and resided until about 20 years ago, his mother being the late Lillian Newberry Furman. The military funeral was largely attended. - Wellsboro Agitator, April 20, 1921, p1


GARVEY Mary Alice Garvey

Corning: Mary Alice Garvey, 86 years old, of Lansdowne Towers Apts. A303, 707 Providence Rd., Aldan, PA, died Friday, March 25th, 2011 at Founders Pavilion. She was born April 13th, 1924 in Corning, NY the daughter of the late William J. and Margaret Kyler Garvey. Mary Alice had received her Bachelor’s Degree from Fredonia University. She was an accountant for many years, retiring from WWF Paper Corporation, Philadelphia, PA. She was a member of Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Springfield, PA and the Newman Club. Her interests were traveling throughout the United States, Europe and the Holy Land. She had a love for music, playing the piano, violin and clarinet, and enjoying the Philadelphia Symphony. She will truly be missed by her devoted family and many friends. She is survived by her brother, John (Jean) Garvey of Elmira, NY; nieces and nephews, Joe Garvey, Mary Kay (Dave) Gronski, John Garvey, Pat (Theresa) Garvey, Tom Garvey, Paul (Wendy) Garvey, Virginia (Mike) Wolf and 12 great-nieces and nephews; also special friends, Mary T., Peter, Molly, Father Ed, Father Corley and the Newman Club. There will be Funeral and Committal Services at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 28th, 2011. Interment will be in the family plot at St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY. The family would appreciate memorial donations be given in Mary Alice's name to Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 1101 Main St., Darby, PA 19023 or the Charity of One’s Choice.


GLEASON Alice M. Gleason

age 78, of Rumsey Street, Bath, NY died Friday, March 25, 2011 at home.  She was born May 21, 1932 in Tioga, PA the daughter of Frederick and Grace Stratton Gleason.  Alice was retired from Bath National Bank where she worked for 40+ years. She was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church in Bath.  She was in the Lady Bugs group of the Red Hat Society.  Alice enjoyed her card group and camping and her family was number one.  She is survived by her brother Donald (Lois) Gleason of Bath, her sister Dorothy Shumway of Wellsboro, PA, many nieces nephews and great nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her sisters, Edith Roosa and Eloise Badman and brothers; Warren, Freddy, Gordon, Paul, Laverne and Lewis Gleason.  Friends may call on Tuesday March 29th from 1:00-3:00 and 6:00-8:00 pm at Fagan's Funeral  Home in Bath, NY.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday March 30th  at 11:00 am at the funeral home with Reverend Jeff McDowell officiating.  Burial will be in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.  Memorial contributions in Alice’s name may be made to the Southern Tier Hospice And Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 and the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Avenue, Elmira, NY 14901.   Corning Leader – March 27, 2011


GOTT Joseph R. "Poppie"

of Pine City, NY: Was born November 1, 1947 the son of the late Arthur and Mary Lucinda (Goff) Gott died peacefully on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after an extended illness. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 21 years, P. Lynne Cole-Gott; beloved children, Adrienne (Chad) Jacoby of Bradenton, FL; Megan (Brennan) Barbier-Terry of Rochester, NY; Jannaya Scott (Andrew Hall) of Elmira, NY; Tony (Megan) Barbier of San Francisco, CA; adored grandchildren, Melaina and Jake Jacoby; John William Joseph and Jasmine Scott; Barrett Barbier; mother-in-law, Dorothy Orme-Scaggs; along with special friend, Connie Judd, best friend, Jim Donahoe, several other relatives, many friends and former wife, Elaine Ferrari. Joseph loved music and was a gifted pianist. He often volunteered at St. Joseph's Hospital on the 5th floor and played the piano for Mass. He also enjoyed volunteering at the Samaritan Center. Joseph also loved to read and took great pleasure in gardening. He had a great sense of humor, loved people and could always get you to laugh by telling one of his many corny jokes. At his request there will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, April 2, 2011 in St. Patrick's Blessed Sacrament Church 604 Park Place Elmira, NY at 12:00 (noon). The Reverend Richard Farrell will celebrate Joseph's Mass. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to the Chemung County Animal Shelter and SPCA Route # 352 Elmira, NY 14903 or to the Chemung County Head Start, ATTN: Bill Brodginski, 650 Baldwin Street Elmira, NY 14901 in his memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY.  Star Gazette – March 30, 2011 


GRAHAM Beulah G. Scott

Watkins Glen: Age 92, of Watkins Glen and former resident of the Jefferson Village, died peacefully on March 30, 2011 at Seneca View S.N.F. in Montour Falls, NY. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank L. Scott, Jr. in 1984; a daughter, Patricia Randall; and a son, Jack Scott. She is survived by three children, Kathy (Steve) Hall of Elmira Heights, Carl (Lois) Scott of Montour Falls; Roger (Sandra) Scott of Wilmington, NC; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. According to her wishes, there will be no funeral services. A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family at Hillside Cemetery in Dundee. Memorials in her memory may be made to the Schuyler Co. Ambulance, PO Box 2, Watkins Glen, NY 14891.   Star Gazette – April 2, 2011


GRONER Jessie L. Morgenstern

Gillett, PA: Age 87, formerly of Gillett, PA passed on to the Lord Mar. 27, 2011. Born Nov. 22, 1923 daughter of the late Floyd and Vernie Groner. She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years Sayre Andrew Morgenstern; two sons, Henry and Karl and a daughter-in-law Althea Morgenstern; and 7 brothers and sisters. She is survived by two sons, Dale (Shirley) and Jay Morgenstern; a daughter, Suzanne (Joe Don) Massey; a sister Ruth Luce; 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Morgenstern was a long time employee at Queen City Paper Co. and was active in the community as South Creek census taker, in surplus food distribution, secretary of the school board, treasurer of Gillett Baptist Church, and manager of Gillett-Fassett Senior Citizen Center. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bradford Manor, 50 Langmaid Ln., Bradford, PA 16701 or a charity of choice. Arrangements by Mentley Funeral Home Inc. Little Valley, NY.   Star Gazette - April 1, 2011


HAMILTON Daniel Alexander Hamilton

23, of Waverly died unexpectedly Tuesday, March 22, 2011. Born September 17, 1987 in Elmira, NY, he was the son of Boyd A. and Brenda Keene Hamilton of Waverly, NY and Deborah and Jamie McCormick of Horseheads, NY. He attended Waverly High School; affectionately known as "Twitchy Dan". He was a proud member of the swim team, where he excelled as a diver. He also enjoyed other sports including skateboarding, baseball and football. He loved harassing the staff at WHS and was a friend to all. As a team player and motivator he proudly volunteered to serve his country. In 2006 he joined the United States Army as a cavalry scout. During his 4 year career he reached the rank of sergeant. As a member of the 5-4 Cavalry, he earned numerous awards during his military career. The proudest moment being when he received his spurs and Cavalry Stetson. His unit was deployed to Iraq where they launched a campaign to end terrorism in Southern Baghdad. While in combat he formed a band of brothers that cannot be broken even through death. Dan was an inspiration to all who knew him. Despite his struggles with combat related depression, he always had a caring heart and a warm smile. He will be deeply missed. He is survived by his paternal grandparents Boyd A Sr. and Shirley Hamilton; maternal grandfather Raymond Sullivan, predeceased by maternal grandmother Shirley Sullivan; sister Jodi Hamilton; brother Jamie McCormick; nephew Jaden Williams and Gramma Bonnie. Numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Memorial donations in memory of Dan Hamilton can be made to VFW Post 8104, PO Box 142; Waverly, NY. A time for gathering with family and friend will be from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M., Sunday, March 27, 2011 at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. The celebration of Dan's life will be Monday, March 28, 2011, at the funeral home with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield honoring his memory at 2:00 P.M.   Star Gazette – March 26, 2011


HARDTER Catherine M. "Kate" Rice

Elmira Heights: Age 96 of Rilla St. Elmira Heights died Mar. 30, 2011 at the Arnot Odgen Medical Center. She was born Mar. 8, 1915 in Syracuse, NY, a daughter to the late August "Gus" and Catherine (McDonald) Hardter. She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Fran) Meyers of Millport, NY; Son, John (Lenora) Rice of Defiance, OH; Grandchildren, Paul (Diane) Meyers, Marion (David) Decker, Helen Meyers, Sue (Darrell) McNeely, JonNieta Chaapel; great grandchildren, Kassie, Harlie, Makinzie, Sidnie, Jordan, Elizabeth,Theresa, Danni, Jennifer, Shawna, Vinnie and April; eight great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Catherine was also predeceased by her sister, Viola Unglick and brother, Herbert Hardter. Kate worked as a cashier for the P&C Food Stores in Langdon Plaza, Horseheads and Cedar St. in Elmira. She also worked in the dress department for S.F. Iszard's. She loved bowling, handiwork including sewing, ironing, canning and homemaking. She especially loved being a grandmother. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 So. Main St. Horseheads on Monday Apr. 4, 2011 from 4-6:00 pm. Her service will follow there at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 6:00 pm.   Star Gazette – April 2, 2011


HARER Duane D. Harer

58, died April 1, 2011 at his home in Ralston.  He was born Jan. 20, 1953 in Blossburg, Pa., to Donald and Patricia (Richards) Harer. Duane was a dabbler in many crafts. He enjoyed story-telling, talking about his children, and spending time with friends and family. He especially liked spending time drinking coffee and discussing life with his guardian angel on earth, Archie Vroman.  Duane is survived by children: Luke (Charissa) Harer, Tammy (Allan) Dunlap, Donald (Hope) Moore. Siblings: Sharon Hopkins, of Williamsport, George (Suzanne) Harer, of Sabinsville, Ellen (James O.) Campbell, of Trout Run, Steve (Carlene), of Liberty, Judy (Charles) Campbell, of Buttonwood, Janet Rainone of Jersey Shore, Gail McNutt, of South Williamsport, Sandra (Robert) Wheeland, of East Point. Nieces and nephews: Tara Dulac, Tremayne (Denyel) Harer, Amy (Tom) Graber, Penny Ludlow, Michael (Robin) Fleming, Thomas Evans, Patricia (Cory) Duffield, James Campbell, Kelly (Aaron) Miller, Stephanie Case, Stacee (Adam) Bellows, Darick (Wendy) Graham, Chuck (Rachel) Campbell, Kyle (Bridget) Campbell, Carlo (Amanda) Rainone, Lacey Rainone, Aaron (Jaimie) VanDruff, Shawn (Erica) Holton, Nathan Harer and many great nieces and nephews.  Duane was predeceased by his father Donald, mother Patricia, sister Terri L. VanDruff, niece Melissa D. Campbell.  Arrangements handled by Freeberg Funeral Home in Blossburg, Pa. Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Ralston Fire Department in memory of Duane.   Wellsboro Gazette - April 3, 2011 


HYDE Betty Gross

age 72, of Germania, PA, died Friday, March 25th, 2011 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Born December 18th, 1938, in Olean, NY, she was a daughter of the late Laurence and Evelyn (Cornelius) Hyde. On December 24th, 1971, in Galeton, she married Walter F. Gross, who survives. Betty had been a secretary for the North Penn Gas Company, a bookkeeper at Germania Well Drilling, and a secretary at the Galeton Area School District, retiring in 2002. In retirement, she was the secretary for West Branch Township and also the secretary for the Germania Cemetery. She was a supporter of many civic organizations and greatly enjoyed her grandchildren. Surviving, in addition to her husband, Walt, are three sons, Larry (Denise) Smith, Galeton, Richard (Holly) Smith, Galeton, and Tracy (Jennifer) Gross, Williamsport, PA; eight grandchildren, Brent, McKenzie, Erick, Logan, Mitchell, Connor, Spencer, and Preston; two brothers, Dennis (Barbara) Hyde, Priest Lake, ID and Jerry (Sheila) Hyde, Silver Creek, NY; two sisters, Shirley Mertsock, Shinglehouse, PA and Carolyn (James) Ellison, Howey in the Hills, FL; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton on Monday, March 28th, 2011 at 1:00pm with the Rev. Karl W. O. Runser, III officiating. Interment will be made in the Germania Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Galeton Area School District Scholarship Fund. Star-Gazette - March 27, 2011 


LANGAN Frank Arthur Langan

84, of Coudersport, PA, died Friday, April 1, 2011 in the Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, NY.  Born April 14, 1926, in Crosby, PA, he was the son of Frank and Rachel E. Parsons Langan.  On October 31, 1955, in Ulysses, PA, he married the former Margie R. Bush, who predeceased him on January 2, 1999.  He was employed as a welder by PennDOT for many years. Surviving are: three sons, Frank (Nancy) Langan of Coudersport, Todd (Brenda Lee) Langan of Genesee, PA, and Clyde (Maggie) Langan of Wellsville, NY; five daughters, Sharon (Richard) Sharp of Ulysses, Debra (Clarence) Swank of Emporium, Brenda (Pete) Miles of Coudersport, Tina (Rodney) Outman of Whitesville, NY, and Valerie (John) Hurlburt of Coudersport; 22 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Carl Langan; and a sister, Hazel Ahearn Raszmann.   Friends may call Monday, April 4, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Tuesday in the Gold Baptist Church, Gold, PA, with the Rev. Frank Mickle, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Raymond Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Teacher’s Pet Rescue, 19 Blackberry Lane, Coudersport, PA 16915.   Solomon’s Words for the Wise – April 3, 2011



A longtime resident of Pine City died peacefully on Thursday morning, March 31, 2011 following an illness at the age of 82 while receiving care at the Bath Veterans Hospital.  Born on April 22, 1928 in Elmira, Robert was the son of the late Louis & Helen Waddell Laskaris. Devoted to his country, Robert was enlisted in the United States Army for over 20 years. Civic minded, Bob was instrumental in the restoration of the "Pop Corn Truck", the expansion of Woodlawn National Cemetery, was involved with the Memorial Day Parade, the beautification of Wisner Park with rose bushes, and had a passion for antique automobiles. Surviving family include children, special daughter, Patricia (George) Mowry, Linda (David) Taylor, and Nancy (Peter) Parsons all of PA; special friend and caregiver, Debbie Allen, Pine City and loving step-daughter, Barbara (James) Hornbeck, Pine City; many grandchildren, great grandchildren step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Bob was predeceased by his wife, Gladys Laskaris in 2008; brother, James Laskaris and a great granddaughter, Gracie. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sunday, April 3, 2011 between the hours of 2-4 p.m. Full military honors will be accorded in the Gardens following visitation at 4:15 p.m. Burial will take place in Bath National Cemetery at his family's convenience.  Star Gazette - April 1, 2011


LATIMER Dorothy J. Vogler

age 94, died March 24, 2011 at The Green Home. She was the wife of the late Ralph L. Vogler who died in 1963. Dorothy was born August 22, 1916 in New Castle, PA, the daughter of the late John and Bessie Jones Latimer. She was a graduate of New Castle High School, a retired homemaker, and member of the First Presbyterian Church in Wellsboro. Surviving are Son, Jon (Sue) Vogler, Wellsboro, PA; Daughters, Joan (Bill) Cochran, Sedalia, CO, and Susan Pippen, Gardnerville, NV; 18 Grandchildren; 15 Great Grandchildren; Services at the convenience of the family with burial in Slippery Rock Cemetery, Elwood City, PA. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to The Green Home, 37 Central Avenue, Wellsboro, PA 16901, or to the Shared Home, 27 Bacon Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a “Life Celebration Home”, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. 16901.  Funeral home obituary – March 25, 2011


MAGEE Carol Schimizzi

Watkins Glen: Carol E. Schimizzi, age 71, of Watkins Glen, NY died at home on Friday, April 1, 2011. Carol was born on October 4, 1939 in Corning, NY the daughter of the late Donald Magee and Donna (Lilley) Mickel. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and aunt. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her step father, Harold Mickel; brother-in-law, Murph Schimizzi. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Dominick A. "Primo" Schimizzi, Sr.; her sons, Dominick A. (Barbara) Jr., Donald J., and David J. Schimizzi; her grandchildren, Anthony J., Kyle A., Maxwell D., Alex R. Schimizzi; sister, Nancy Fazzary; sister-in-laws, Mary Rose Eschler, Kathryn Discenza, Josephine Barnes, and Nona Schimizzi; and several nieces and nephews. Friends and family may call from 4pm to 7pm on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119 Fifth St., Watkins Glen. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at the funeral home at 10am on Thursday, April 7, 2011 with Father Paul Bonacci officiating. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830 or to St. Mary's of the Lake Church, PO Box 289, Watkins Glen, NY 14891.  Star Gazette – April 3, 2011 


MATTRISKI Anna Campbell

80, of Morris Run, died Friday, April 1, 2011  Born Jan. 7, 1931 in Hamilton Twp. Tioga County, she was the daughter of Edward and Victoria Dommekoski Mattriski.  Anna was a member of St. Mary's Church, Blossburg, Hillside Rod and Gun Club, Blossburg, William B. Wilson American Legion Post# 572, Blossburg, where she served as bartender for many years.  Her great joys in life were her great-granddaughters, JoAnne and Madelyn McNamara.  Survivors include her son George and his wife Edith Campbell, of Morris, sisters Sadie Beck and Rita Pesesky; brothers Richard "Dick" Mattriski and Robert "Festy" Mattriski; granddaughter Kelly and her husband Nathan McNamara; and her great-granddaughters JoAnne and Madelyn McNamara.  Preceding Anna in death was a son Rocky, brother Sam and sister Jane Belawski.  Family and friends may call Monday April 4th at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg from 6 to 8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, April 5th from St. Mary's Church Blossburg, at 10 a.m., with Father Jacek Bialkowski as celebrant.  Wellsboro Gazette - April 3, 2011 


McCARTHY Richard Hugh

74, of Milford, DE died Wednesday, March 9, 2011 in Milford. He was the son of the late Leo J. and Carmen V. (Newcomb) McCarthy. Hugh was a devoted family man and treasured every minute he spent with them. He was very active in civic organizations and the Church in the communities he resided in. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers William and Robert McCarthy.  He is survived by his wife of 49 years Donna; two sons Kevin Michael McCarthy and his wife Tracy, of Syracuse, NY and Richard Hugh McCarthy, Jr. and his wife Kirsten of Endwell, NY; one daughter Karen Marie McCarthy, of Huntington, NY; one sister Margaret M. McCarthy of Elmira, NY and one brother James F. McCarthy, of Syracuse, NY and six grandchildren Jennifer McCarthy, Sean McCarthy, Caitlin McCarthy, Alicia McCarthy, Lauren McCarthy and Madeline McCarthy.  Memorial services are planned for the Spring and will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the American Lung Association National Headquarters, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800. Washington, DC 20004. Arr. by Lofland Funeral Home, 102 Lakeview Avenue, Milford, DE 19963   Star Gazette – April 3, 2011


McCAULEY Richard McCauley

Age 59, of Elmira, NY, died unexpectedly on March 22, 2011, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Richard was born on July 4, 1951 in Elmira, son of the late Robert and Margaret (Fluman) McCauley. Richard served our country honorably in the US Marines, during the Vietnam War. He was employed at Schweizer Aircraft Corporation in Horseheads for 35 years. He was a long time member of Catholic War Veterans Post #1178, VFW Post #901 and American Legion Post #443. Richard is survived by his wife of 37 years, Beverly (Mosher); beloved pets known as his children, Rusty, Tommy, Buttons Jean, Cappuccino and Curly. Siblings, Shirley Rathbun of NY, Patrick (Billie Sue) McCauley of NY, Donnie McCauley of VA, Kathy Gillikin of NC, James McCauley of FL, Bob (Sue) Freeman of FL, Butch (Ora) Freeman of ME and Tammy Freeman of NY; father-in-law, Ernest (Mary Jane) Mosher; sister-in-law, Connie (James) Mattison, along with several other sister's and brother's-in-law; several nieces and nephews; close family friend, Biff Freeman, special friend and neighbor, Ed (Gale) Sheets, along with many other close friends and neighbors; A family memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Richard can be made to the Chemung Valley Veterinarians Clinic, 2046 Lake Rd., Elmira, NY 14903 or SPCA, 2435 State Rte#352, Elmira, NY 14903.  Star Gazette – March 25, 2011


McDERMOTT Leo W. McDermott

Age 78, of Elmira, NY, died on Friday, March 25, 2011. Leo is survived by his daughter, Peggy Baccile; son, Leo W. McDermott II; grandchildren, Jenny Baccile, Ty Baccile and Anthony Baccile; brother, John McDermott and his children, Ronald McDermott and Brenda Ostrofsky; niece, Theresa (Ricky) Dunlap and their children, Miles and Trevor Dunlap and Jodi McDermott. Leo was a veteran of the US Army and a member of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers. It was Leo's wish that all services be held privately and at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations can be made to Meals on Wheels of Chemung County. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – March 28, 2011


McLAUGHLIN Thomas G. McLaughlin                                                                                                                       

Beaver Dams: Thomas G. McLaughlin, 57 years, of 5091 McLaughlin Hill Rd. of Hornby, NY, died Saturday, March 26, 2011, at his home. He was born May 3, 1953 in Corning, NY the son of the late Paul L. and Katherine Schur McLaughlin. A lifetime resident of the area and graduate of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School and Corning/Painted Post West High School. He was a Carpenter/Farmer and member of local #700 Carpenters Union. He retired from Union #700 due to ill health. Tom and Roseanne Barry were married August 3, 1973 in the Little Flower Chapel in Elmira, NY. He was a member of All Saint's Parish. Tom had a great interest in gardening and had a "green thumb." Tom had constructed a greenhouse, growing plants for family and neighbors. Tomato plants were his great challenge and his passion for the best produce. He enjoyed teaching his grandchildren all the tricks of the trade of being a great gardener. He loved his family so very much and will be missed by them and so very many friends and neighbors. Surviving his beloved wife, Roseanne; children, Raymond (Amy) McLaughlin, Nathan (Heather) McLaughlin, all of Corning, Anna McLaughlin (Craig Sallinger) of Washington D.C., Holland (Melanie) McLaughlin of Hornby, NY, Matthew (Sarah) McLaughlin of Penfield, NY, Luke (Tracey) McLaughlin, Adam (May-Lin) McLaughlin, all of Corning, Paul (Chelesa Morse) McLaughlin and Teresa (Dave) Cecchini, all of Hornby, NY; grandchildren, Ivy, Michela, Lilly, Chris, Cody, Nathan, Riley, Leah, Taylor, Maedoc, Colin, Abbey, Olivia, Landon and Taylor; brothers, Mike (Nancy) McLaughlin and John (Barb) McLaughlin, all of Hornby, NY; brother-in-law, Guy Hill of Lindley, NY; sisters, Evelyn (Jim) Landolf, Hornby, NY, Ruth (Tony) Lynch of East Rockaway, NY, Mary (John) Aranda of Hornby, NY, Jane (John) Moravich of Conyers, GA, Carol (Dan) Divens of Painted Post, NY and Veronica (Mike) Martin of Hornby, NY. He was predeceased by his son, Jared McLaughlin in 2004; and his sister, Bernadette Hill. At this time the family wishes to thank all the people that attended and participated in the benefit held for Tom. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, Thursday, March 31, 2011 from 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. A prayer service will be offered at the funeral home Friday, April 1, 2011 at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Corning, NY. Committal prayers and interment will be held at the family plot at the Irish Hill-Harrison Cemetery, Hornby, NY. The family would appreciate memorial donations be given in Tom's name to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.  Star Gazette – March 29, 2011


MOSCH Austin D Mosch

83, of Sarasota, FL died peacefully with his daughter Lorraine by his side on Tuesday, March 29, 2011. Austin was born on May 15, 1927 in Elmira, NY. He relocated to Sarasota, FL ten years ago from Horseheads, NY with his beloved wife of 57 years, Dora B. Mosch who predeceased him on September 17, 2006.  He is survived by one son Duane A Mosch of Aiken, SC, two daughters, Cindy (Tom) Brockway of Painted Post, NY and Lorraine (John) Schuh of Sarasota, FL, seven grandchildren and two great grand Children.  Austin was a Research and Development technician at Corning Inc of Corning NY with 37 years of service.  Interment and services will be at Hector Union Cemetery in Hector NY at the convenience of the family.   Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in memory of Austin B Mosch.   Star Gazette – March 31, 2011


MURRAY Kenneth F

Kenneth F. Murray, age 59, of Ionia, Michigan, died on Monday, March 28, 2011 while away on a truck driving trip. Kenneth was born on February 23, 1952 in Corning, the son of the late George A. and Eunice (Gleason) Murray.  Kenny was a hard worker who worked his entire life. He was employed by Morin Trucking out of Fort Kent, Maine as a truck driver. He was hauling what would be his last load on the day he died. The last few years have been the happiest of his life. Ken was a straight up man who said what he had to say, and who loved being with his grandchildren.  He is survived by one daughter: Teresa Murray of Mansfield; two sons: Robert Murray of Mansfield and Mark (Samantha) Murray of VA; girlfriend, Helen Murray of MI;  three sisters: Linda (Robert) Taylor of Savona, Sharon (Richard) Vanhusen of Bradford, NY, and Rita Ackerman of Idaho; six brothers: Nelson Murray of TN, Larry Nelson of ME, Ellise Murray of NH, Welcome Murray of PA, Gary Murray of Savona, and Keith Murray of MI; nine grandchildren: Jessie, Jasmine, Justin, Zack, Patricia, Robert, Kyle, Arianna, Christopher; and several nieces and nephews.  Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, April 4, 2011 from 11:00am to noon at Carpenter-Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street in Addison.  A funeral service will follow there at noon with Rev. Keith Paris officiating.  Burial will take place at Baxter Cemetery in Tuscarora.  Corning Leader - April 2, 2011


PARKER Elizabeth Parker Vonderchek

Horseheads, NY, went home peacefully on March 28, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira. Born on Ellenton Mountain, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Leah Parker.  A 1958 graduate of Canton High School, she lived in Horseheads most of her life.  Surviving are the man of her heart for many years, Dale Plate, Horseheads, NY; sons Allyn (Lannie) Vonderchek, Cincinnati, OH and Scott Vonderchek, Elmira Heights, NY; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Preceding her in death were her parents, Donald on June 17, 1976, and mother, Leah, March 1, 2004; sister, Donna Parker Hartford, January 16, 1970 and sister Sharon Parker Hamm, December 19, 2008.   Canton Independent Sentinel - April 2, 2011


PENTRACK Ethelreda Mae "Penny" Pentrack Heller

Myrtle Beach, SC:  Ethelreda Mae "Penny" Pentrack Heller, age 77, died Saturday, April 02, 2011 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. Penny was born on July 3, 1933 to the late William and Mary Elizabeth (Tomchik) Pentrack. She missed being a "firecracker baby" by 4 minutes, but arguably lived up to the name anyway. She graduated as an R.N. from Conemaugh Valley Nursing school, and took her first position at Bethlehem Steel, where she met her husband-to-be, John. They were married on October 6, 1956. Children quickly followed one year later, with her daughter, Denice, in 1957 and her son, Barry, in 1958. She worked as a Labor and Delivery nurse, school nurse, and full-time mother. She and John happily moved from Horseheads, NY to Myrtle Beach, SC in 1993. She spent many hours volunteering in a number of efforts, including Associated Charities, Optimists Club, visiting the sick, and various events associated with St. Andrews Catholic Church. Her charitable efforts culminated in her graciously receiving the honor of Catholic Woman of the Year in 2006. She loved her friends dearly and her family fiercely. She is preceded in death by her brother, Eugene. She is survived by her brothers, Jim and Denny; her godchild and niece, Ellen; her grandchildren, Tom and Morgan; and her wonderful daughter-in-law and son-in-law, Pam and Rick. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 05, 2011 at St. Andrews Catholic Church with Father Richard Jackson officiating. A reception in the St. Andrews Catholic Church Community Life Center will be held at 3:00 p.m. following the Mass of Christian Burial. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to her favorite local effort, Associated Charities, 742 8th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 or to St. Andrews Women's Club, 503 37th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.  McMillan-Small Funeral Home is serving the family.   Star Gazette – April 4, 2011


PRESTON Nella Lynn

infant daughter of Rachel Thompson and Allen Preston of Ulysses, was stillborn Friday, April 1, 2011 in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA.  Surviving besides her parents are: maternal grandparents, Kenny and Becky Thompson of Ulysses, Em Sokol of Ulysses, Lawrence and Marjorie Thompson of West Bingham, and Madeline Vermilyea of Ulysses; paternal grandparents, John Preston of Grover, PA, Lori Walker of Osceola, PA, and Cleone Schweikart of Ogdensburg, PA. three aunts, Trisha Thompson of Ulysses, Angie Keegan of Campbell, NY, and Abby Preston of Osceola, PA; and an uncle, Aundray Morgan of Osceola. A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM, Wednesday, April 6, 2011 in the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. The Rev. Duane Burdick will officiate.  Solomon’s Words for the Wise – April 3, 2011 


PRITCHARD Eleanor Delaney Howe

Las Vegas, NV -  Eleanor Delany Howe died after a short illness. Eleanor was born in Elmira, New York on June 26, 1928 to Floyd and Adda Pritchard; she moved to Las Vegas in 1985. She was predeceased by her parents, and brothers William and Thomas Pritchard. She is survived by her brother Floyd Pritchard; son Daniel (Charlene) Delaney of Breesport, NY; and daughters Donna Dekay of Las Vegas and Kathleen Clark of Port Angeles, WA. Eleanor had eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.  Star Gazette – March 26, 2011


REASNER William H. (Windy Bill) Reasner Sr.

65, of 2504 Broadway Southeast, Albuquerque, N.M., formerly of this city, died early today, Saturday, Sept. 3, 1977, in Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, N.Y.  He had been visiting relatives in the Buffalo area.   Mr. Reasner was a retired truck driver for Mushroom Corp., by whom he had been employed for 30 years.  He lived in Williamsport for about 25 years before moving to Buffalo.  Following his retirement, he and his wife moved to Albuquerque.   He was a son of David B. and Frances Boggs Reasner.  Surviving are his wife, Ethel; four sons, Ashley B. of Turbotville, William H. Jr., of South Williamsport, Howard L. , of Milton, and James R., of this city; a daughter, Mrs. Joanne R. Houghtaling, of Horseheads, N.Y.; two stepsons, John Kolbe, of Clarksburg, N.J., and James Kolbe, of Buffalo; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Connie Martin, of Richmond, Va., Mrs. Sandy Brohman, of Buffalo, and Mrs. Lynn Booth, of Rochester, N.Y.; three brothers, Hammet, David B. Jr. and Edward, all of Fayetteville; three sisters, Mrs. Betty Freeze of Hagerstown, Md., Mrs. Martha Ross, of New Oxford, and Mrs. Alice Stymiest, of Fayetteville, and 25 grandchildren.  Funeral arrangements are being made by Noll's 1 East Central Avenue, South Williamsport.


REDDON Charles R. "Chuck"

Age 63 of Elmira Heights, NY. He was born July 13, 1947 in Elmira, son of the late Charles W. and Mary Lou (Lintz) Reddon and died Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at home after a brief illness. He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law Heather and Patrick Doyle of Sinking Spring, PA, Nicole and Michael Dillinger of Irmo, SC; grandchildren Erin, Abby and Owen Doyle, Oscar Dillinger; sister and brother-in-law Colleen and Joe Sanderl of Hammondsport; sister Kim Reddon of Elmira; stepmother Gloria Reddon of Horseheads along with several nieces and many wonderful friends. A graveside service with military honors will be held in May at a time to be announced. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Star Gazette – April 3, 2011


SIMAITIS Gervydas Eduardas Jonas Simaitis (Sim)

of Waverly, N.Y., died Sunday, March 20, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Born in Klaipeda, Lithuania on June 23, 1928 to Eduardas and Maria Blyza Simaitis.  He received a scholarship to Lycoming College, and immigrated to the United States where he studied electrical engineering.  After studying at Lycoming for a year, he transferred to the Pennsylvania State University where he earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering.  Upon graduating from Penn State, he accepted a position with International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), where he worked for over thirty years as a senior engineer and project manager.  Sim was an active member of the valley community.  He was a Eucharistic minister, lector, and member of the parish council at Saint James Catholic Church.  He was also president of the Waverly School Board, president of Penn York Opportunities, and a member of various boards at the Robert Packer Hospital.  After he retired from IBM, he taught mathematics at Corning Community College.  Sim was an avid tennis player and loved to travel.  In 1957 he married Nancy Gruber, his wife of over 50 years.  Sim is survived by his wife, their son Dave and his wife Jeanny and their children Max and Maria; son John and his wife Susan and their children Jacyln and John Martin; and daughter Andrea and her husband Rich and their children Matthias, Nathanial, Naomi, Gemma, and Ayla.  Sim is predeceased by his parents, Eduardas and Maria, and his brother, Martin.  Donations may be made to the Waverly Free Library in memory of Sim.  Visitation with the family will be on Friday, March 25, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the McKee Memorial Chapel, 462 Fulton Street in Waverly.  Funeral Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Saturday, March 26 at 11 a.m. at Blessed Trinity Parish (Saint James) in Waverly, N.Y.


SMITH Timothy R.

Age 44 of Horseheads. He was born July 25, 1966 in Montour Falls, son of Ray and Mary (Zuris) Smith and died Sunday, March 27, 2011 unexpectedly at home. He is survived by his sons Joshua and Alex; parents Ray and Mary Smith all of Horseheads; sister Dianna Smith of Mesa, AZ; grandmother Susie Zuris of Horseheads along with 2 nieces, several aunts, uncles and cousins. Tim was a member of Laborers Union, Local 785, Ithaca. Family and friends are invited to his Memorial Service on Saturday, April 2nd at 11 AM at the Cayutaville United Methodist Church, corner of Cayutaville Rd. & County Road 6, Odessa. Rev. Stephen DeWalt will officiate. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Star Gazette - April 1, 2011


STANTON Henry James (Hank) Stanton Sr.

Henry James "Hank" Stanton Sr., age 74, of 3098 Underhill Road, Laceyville, Pa., died in his home, in Silvara on Saturday evening, March 26, 2011, surrounded by his loving wife, Beverly and his four children along with other family members after a brave and dignified fight with ALS.  Henry was born in Sayre, Pa., on Dec. 30, 1936, the son of the late Ralph Layton Stanton and Vanona (Woodruff) Stanton Reidy and step-father Daniel Reidy.  Henry is survived by his wife, Beverly Marie (Repsher); his four children, Lisa Anne "Charlie" Harvey and husband Stirel "Butch" Harvey of Laceyville, Henry James "Jim" Stanton Jr. and wife Maureen "Mo" (Slabicki) of Lenoxville, Teresa Marie "Pete" Thomas and husband Matthew Thomas of Columbia Cross Roads, Sherri-Ann Marie "Claude" Rapp and husband Mickey Rapp of Harrisburg; grandchildren, Staci (Stanton) Short and Derek Stanton, Devon and Vanessa Thomas, Kylie and Jonny Rapp, Matthew, Timothy, Josh and Thomas Harvey, Joshua and Melissa Thomas; great-grandchildren, Clayton Franko and Riley Short, Christian, Ashton, Isaac, Triston and Logan Harvey, Makaia Thomas; his sisters, Patricia and Bob Grimes, Nancy and Theodore Hoffman, Marian Brown; and many in-laws, nieces and nephews.   He graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School, Class of 1954. He joined the United States Marine Corps in November of 1954. He was stationed in Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Japan and multiple stateside bases. He was honorably discharged in April of 1959.  Henry was employed by Osram Sylvania, in Towanda, for 30 ½ years and retired in 1996. He attended Osram Sylvania's Men's Club and Quarter Century Banquets. He was a member of the American Legion Post 510 in Black Walnut and the Bressler Club in Harrisburg, Pa.   He enjoyed hunting, softball, billiards, playing cards, telling jokes and walking, but most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his wife and family. Everyone knew Hank for his great sense of humor and his infectious smile. He was adored by many and will be greatly missed.   Friends will be received from 3 to 4 p.m. on April 16 at the American Legion Post 510, Bingo Hall, Black Walnut, Pa. A memorial service with full military honors along with a celebration of Hank's life will immediately follow.   It was his life-long dream to be donated to science in hopes of bettering the lives of others. His body has been donated to Anatomy Gifts in Hanover, Md. for research.  In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in memory of Henry James Stanton Sr. to:  Anatomy Gifts, 7522 Connelley Drive, Suite M, Hanover, MD 21076.  Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa.  May Hank's Eagle forever fly!  Towanda Daily Review - March 29, 2011 


TALADA Leona C. Lunn

76, of Waverly, died on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at ElderWood Nursing Home, Waverly. Leona was born on March 26, 1934 in Sayre, Pa., a daughter of the late Orin and Lena (Shaff) Talada. For many years, she was employed at the A&P Plant in Horseheads, N.Y., until they closed, and later at Soprano’s Italian Market in Waverly.  Leona was well known in the Walley and was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Gold Card Member of Tioga County. She also loved to play bingo and the horses until her health failed. She also did crafts, made blankets, hats, mittens, and sweaters. But most of all, she loved her children and grandchildren.   Leona is survived by her 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 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.; she had 19 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; she loved the boys they could do no wrong in grandmas' eyes — Andrew, Craig, Stuart, Paul, Coty, Dillon, Cameron, Nate, John, Devin, and Dalton. She always wanted more for her girls (Dream Big) Angela, Brandi, Jessica, Vanessa, MaKayla, MacKenzie, and Devenie.  She is also survived by her sisters Flo Talada, of Waverly, N.Y.; Jean (John) Maxwell of Rome, Pa.; Barb (Richard) Wright of Waverly, N.Y.; Glenna (Dick) LaFritz, of Waverly, N.Y.; brothers Bill (Diana) VanDeBogart of North Carolina; Joe Talada, of Rome, Pa.; Hilmont Talada, of Waverly, N.Y.; and Clair (Marion) Talada, of Waverly, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive her.  Leona was predeceased by her father Orin in 1948; mother Lena in 2007; her first husband Glenn in 1966; her second husband of 44 years who just passed on February 13, 2011, Ernest; baby Leona in July, 1965; and grandson Matthew in 2008.  Funeral services for Leona will be held on Saturday, March 26 at Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly. A period of visitation and a time of sharing memories will be held on from 11 a.m. until noon, which is the time of the service. Interment will be at a later time due to weather. Donations may be directed to the National Alzheimer's Association.   Sayre Morning Times – March 25, 2011   


THOMAS Lewis Phelps (Flip) Thomas

age 65, of Yellville (Lakeway Community in Arkansas), died at his home Tuesday, March 29, 2011.   He was born May 22, 1945 in Waverly, N.Y. to Burton and Florence (Cronk) Thomas.  He graduated from Waverly High School and Paul Smith’s College, both in New York.  He retired from Baxter Regional Medical Center Respiratory Therapy department.  He was an avid golfer and longtime member of Diamond Hills Country Club in Diamond City, Arkansas, where he enjoyed many a round of golf with other members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Marvin A. Thomas.  He is survived by companion, Gail Busby; a brother, Burton R. Thomas and wife, Donna, of Austin, Texas; three sisters: Joyce Hughson of Waverly, N.Y., Patricia Ball and husband, Michael, and Elizabeth Hill and husband, Jack, all of Sayre, Pa.; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  Services will be private. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.   Sayre Morning Times – April 1 


VICTOR Ray J. Victor

Age 80 of Chemung died Mar. 22, 2011 at the Syracuse Home in Syracuse. He was predeceased in 2002 by his wife of 50 years, Shirley (Isaacs) Victor. Ray is survived by his son and daughters, Connie (Scott) Hewitt of Candia, NH, Chris (Nick) DeCirce of Camillus, NY, Joseph Victor of Plymouth, MN; grandchildren, Kyle, Kateri, Krissa and Kallie Victor, Nicholas and John DeCirce, Kevin Hewitt; sister, Carmen and Richard Minor of Penn Yan, NY; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers, George and Miles Victor; sisters, Irene Mercatelli and Mildred Knapp. Ray was a veteran of the Korean War serving as a Paratrooper with the 187 Airborne Unit. He was also a Purple Heart recipient. Early in his career he was a tool and die maker for Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, KS and later worked for various Tool and Die Manufacturers in the Chemung County Area. Ray later retired from the US Post Office in Elmira. He was also a member of the American Legion. He was also a dairy farmer, avid gardener and John Deer fanatic. Services with the Barber Funeral Home took place privately. Those wishing may remember Ray with memorials to the Syracuse Home, 7740 Meigs Rd., Baldwinsville, NY 13027.    Star Gazette – March 27, 2011


WASIELEWSKI Rosalie S. Golonka 

Died quietly the morning of  March 21, 2011, at her daughter Victoria’s home in Barton, N.Y.  She was one of four children born to John and Antonia Wasielewski of Jersey City, N.J.  Rosalie is survived by daughters Antonia (Michael) Chattin of Rome, PA, Elizabeth (Kenneth) Hawken of Lockwood, N.Y., and Victoria (James) Norton of Barton, N.Y., many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Rosalie’s siblings, the Rev. Stanley Wasielewski of Waverly, N.Y., Frank Wasielewski of Paramus, N.J., and their families survive her. A younger sister, Victoria Rosky, predeceased her.  During her life, Rosalie was an accomplished seamstress, the first lady barber in Owego, N.Y., and in her mid-50s, became a licensed practical nurse graduating with honors. She worked at Jersey City Medical Center until her retirement at 65, returning to live at the old family homestead in Barton, N.Y. Rosalie was a volunteer at the Tioga Nursing Home and Owego Open Door Mission for many years.  At the request of Rosalie, whose assurance was to “be absent in the body is to be present with the Lord,” there will be no viewing, calling hours or funeral. Please present any memorials to the missionary of your choice or local ASPCA, in honor of her memory.   Sayre Morning Times – March 25, 2011  


WHALEN Lewis F. Whalen

72, of Athens, Pa., died on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at home following an extended illness. He was born November 6, 1938 in Candor, N.Y., the son of the late Lawrence and Gladys Thornton Whalen.  Lewis was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed tractors especially his Oliver. Lewis enjoyed the company of his family and friends. He is predeceased by his son Lewis, 2003, and his brothers George and Robert Whalen.  Lewis is survived by his significant other Jean M. Kelley at home, children Nancy and George Oakes of Halsey Valley, N.Y., Kevin Whalen of Halsey Valley, N.Y., Monica and Andrew Latchford of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., David Whalen of Athens, Pa., Misty VanAuken of Athens, Pa., Michael Whalen of Athens, Pa., and Danielle and Joshua Evans of Shavertown, Pa., 18 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, sisters Janice Bellinger of Warren Center, Pa., Hazel Sherman of Owego, N.Y., Barbara Graham of Athens, Pa., brothers Jimmy Whalen of Gillett, Pa., and Marty Whalen of Nichols, N.Y., and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Monday, March 28, 2011 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremations Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Jeffrey Wilkinson officiating.  Burial will be in Nichols Cemetery, Nichols, N.Y., at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made in Lewis’s memory to Guthrie Hospice, R.R. #1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848 Att.: Clinical Coordinator. 


WILLIAMS Neal E. "Red" Williams

age 69, well known Wyalusing businessman, died on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital with his loving spouse at his side. Red was born on June 17, 1941 in Dornsife, Pa., a son of the late Herlan R. and Cora Helen Treon Williams. He graduated from the Mahanoy Joint High School a member of the Class of 1959. He came to Wyalusing as a loader operator on the renovation of Route 6 where he met his wife, the former Doris Canfield. They were married in the United Methodist Church on Dec. 4, 1963 by the pastor Rev. Wenzel.  His career began by driving truck for Bert Williams in Towanda before taking a trucking job for Welles Mill Co. hauling gasoline. His position later evolved and he became the heating technician and worked there for 24 years. In 1977 he started the area's first self-serve gas station. In 1991 with the encouragement of Cap & Linc Welles he purchased property on Route 6 from the Jack Welles estate and built "Red's Mobil Service Station" which was sold in 2001 and is now known as Pen Mart.  Red was very active in his community and was a charter member of the Wyalusing Lions Club which was formed in 1974. He received special recognition for his role as Zone Chairman and was awarded the Melvin Jones Award in 2004. As a faithful Lion in his passing he donated his corneas with the Northeast Eye Bank to give his sight to another. He was also an 18 year member of Wyalusing Lodge No. 618 F. & A.M.  Red loved spending time with his family and friends; whether it was going on their annual family "Christmas Trip," or tinkering around in his garage with Ed Bidlack. He loved spending time in the outdoors; he was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also had a great love for animals, especially his old dog Kokey.  Surviving are spouse, Doris at home; son, Eric (Becky) Williams of Zachary, La.; niece, Sue Williams of Halifax, Pa.; brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Shirley Canfield of Laceyville, Pa.; Special niece and nephew, Diane (Bob) Betsko, Sun Lakes, Ariz.; nephews, Russ (Marilyn) J. Canfield of Laceyville and Roger (Marian) Canfield of Mehoopany; eight great-nephews and one great-niece, four great-great-nephews and several cousins.  He was predeceased by his mother and father-in-law, Olin and Lulu Canfield; his brother, Dallas; niece, Judy and her husband Dennis Gutshall; sister-in-law, Ethel; and brother-in-law, Olin Canfield Jr.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, at the Wyalusing United Methodist Church with the Rev. Penney M. Rahm, his pastor, officiating.  Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.  Donations can be made in Red's memory to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850, or to a local charity of one’s choice.   Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa.  Towanda Daily Review – March 25, 2011


ZURIS Regina L. (Reggie) Kies

Odessa: Regina L. (Reggie) Kies age 67 of Odessa, NY died on Wednesday, March 23, 2011. Regina was born in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late John Zuris and Susie Zuris of Horseheads, NY. She is survived by her husband Gary Kies of Wellsburg, NY, Mother-in-law Ella Surine of Wellsburg, NY. Children, Barbara Seals of Horseheads, NY, Susan Thompson of Odessa, NY Kathleen Frary of Clover, SC, and Donald Frary of Watkins Glen, NY. Immediate family, Barbara Kress of Beaver Dams, NY, Winnie Sandlin of Wetumpka, AL., Maryellen and Ray Smith of Horseheads, NY Kathy Brotherton of Elmira Heights, NY and a brother John Zuris who is deceased. Grandchildren, Wayne McCarthy, Melissia Clark, Yvonne Blake, William Thompson, Richard Browning and Heather Brigmon, and several great grandchildren. Regina was a lifetime resident of Odessa and worked at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Regina was a good friend to everyone she knew. She never met a stranger that she would not open her arms and heart to. She will truly be missed by every soul her heart has touched. Regina's services will be held at a date and time to be announced upon completion. Those wishing may make donations in her name to the ARC of Schuyler County.  Star Gazette – March 26, 2011    


Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\pastcarr.gif
Published On Tri-Counties Site On 20 February  2011
By Joyce M. Tice
Email Joyce M  Tice


Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\histmlo2.jpg