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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Clippings, Obituary,  & Scrapbook Section

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Bradford County PA

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Joyce's Search Tip - February 2010 

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Do You Know that you can search just the 700 pages of Clippings and Scrapbooks on the site by using the Clippings button in the Partitioned search engine on the Current What's New Page
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using the three county-level Obits by Cemetery buttons. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 


Tri County Clippings- Page Four Hundred Ninety Four
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..


BERGERON Jean M. Donovan

Horseheads: Age 64 of Horseheads, NY, and formerly of Binghamton, died peacefully on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 after a battle with cancer. Jean was born March 17, 1947 in Endicott, NY. She was predeceased by her loving husband Brian, also a former Binghamton resident, and her parents, Joseph and Anna Benack Bergeron. She is survived by her two daughters and sons-in law, Colleen & Kevin Pullis of Baltimore, MD, and Laura & Jim Bennett of Horseheads, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bobby & Georgie Bergeron of Onyx, CA, and Rodger & Carolyn Bergeron of Jackson, MS; and sisters, Jeanette Bergeron of Endwell, NY, Donna Bergeron of Vancouver,WA, and Jo Ann Bergeron of Santa Rosa, CA, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, and brothers- and sisters-in-law. Throughout her life, Jean enjoyed caring for cats and traveling to her favorite tropical destinations. In honor of Jean's wishes there will be no services. Private arrangements will be held at the convenience of the family. The family respectfully request that memorials be made in Jean's name to the Chemung County SPCA 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903-7933.    Star Gazette – April 10, 2011   


BRAINARD Lenore B. Hammond

66, of Candor, died surrounded by her family on Tuesday, April 5, 2011.  Lenore won a great victory in testimony to God’s strength in grace and now in the comfort of her Savior and her new life has just begun. Mrs. Hammond was predeceased by her husband of 46 years, Gene Hammond.  She is survived by her daughter, Lori Hammond Howard, Candor; son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Tracy Hammond, Candor; two grandchildren, Rachel and Aaron Howard; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Claude Brainard, Tucson, AZ, Gordon and Joyce Brainard, Sanford, NC, Gary and Linda Brainard, Tucson, AZ; sister and brother-in-law, Sally and Ken Hammond, Candor; several nieces, nephews, cousins and her extended church family.  Lenore was an active member of Straits Corners Baptist Church.  She was a member of the worship committee and often raised her voice in praise, performing as a soloist and in duets.  Lenore retired from Cornell University Environmental Health and Safety Department in 2005.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the Candor Congregational Church, 134 Main St., Candor with the Rev. Douglas Brock and Rev. Steven Barrows, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Friday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Estey, Munroe & Fahey Funeral Home, 137 Main St. Candor.  Memorial contributions may be made in Lenore Hammond’s memory to the Straits Corners Baptist Church, 1140 Straits Corners Road, Candor, NY  13743.  Sayre Morning Times – April 8, 2011


CARESWELL Edith Careswell (Eadie) Allen   

Of Phoenix, AZ, died March 28, 2011 at Hospice of the Valley.  Eadie was 98. In the 40's she was managing editor of her and husband's newspaper, the News, on Water St. in Elmira while her husband served with the Marines during World War II. Eadie and her husband moved to Phoenix in the early 50's and Eadie worked for Valley Bank as a trust officer. After retirement, Eadie did volunteer work with Literacy Volunteers and Talking Books Library for the sight impaired. She leaves three cousins in England and New Zealand and many, many friends. Private cremation arrangements are made through Hansen's Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to her charities, Literacy Volunteers and Talking Books Library.   (She was the daughter of Alfred and Edith Hilton Careswell, buried in Woodlawn Cemetery)  Star Gazette – April 9, 2011


CAROZZA Grace M. Carozza "Gracie Marie" Parlo

Bemus Point, formerly of Elmira : On April 7, 2011, Grace M. Carozza Parlo (Gracie Marie) died. She was born May 3, 1923 in Elmira, NY to Peter and Mary Delora Carozza. She attended Elmira Catholic Schools, graduating from Elmira Catholic High School in 1940. Grace worked in the Elmira area for many years as a medical secretary, the Chemung County Sheriff's Department and for the United States Government FEMA Office until her retirement in 1987. She and her husband Peter retired to Fort Myers, FL and traveled all over the country together. They returned to live in the Elmira area for several years before settling in Bemus Point. Gracie was the beloved wife of Peter A. Parlo whom she married November 25, 1942 and with whom she celebrated their 68th anniversary. She was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her children and grandchildren were the most important part of her life and often said how lucky she was to have them and that she was truly blessed by God. Gracie was a friend to everyone, everyone loved her and she never met anyone she didn't like. She loved to entertain friends and family whenever she could, and was the life of the party. She was a wonderful Italian cook and loved to bake. She had a generous spirit and a wonderful sense of humor, and was a faithful servant of her Lord Jesus. Gracie believed in the power of prayer and was known as a prayer warrior. She always had her rosary with her. Gracie also loved doing word search puzzles, scratch off lotto tickets, playing bingo and watching comedies on TV. Family time was her favorite time.Gracie is survived by her husband Peter A. Parlo of Bemus Point and three loving daughters Mary Ann Parlo and Andi (Jim) Swartzman of Bemus Point and Tina (Joseph) McGrane of Horseheads, NY. She is also survived by her grandchildren Michelle (Chris) Gilboy of Watervliet, NY, Joey (Sue) Paradis of Apex, NC, Jennifer Vanstrom of Niagara Falls, NY, Kristin Vanstrom of Jamestown, Doug (Nikki) Vanstrom of Lawtons, NY, Lindsay Grace Swartzman of Venice, FL, Brian and Matthew McGrane of Horseheads, NY. She would tell you she had the most beautiful great grandchildren in the world, Julien Louis Melloni, Kaitlyn Lucia Vanstrom, Ayden Wilson Danielson, Jack Michael and Luke Anthony Paradis, Sophia Elizabeth and Delaney Grace Vanstrom and great grand dogs Bella and Luigi Gilboy.  She is also survived by sister-in-law Sue Carozza, brother-in-law George Farr, Butchie & Judy Parlo, Cynthia Parlo, and several nieces and nephews. Gracie was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Joseph, Peter and Michael Carozza, her sister, Teresa Farr, sister-in-law Frances Waters and brother-in-law Fabian Parlo.  The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Lind Funeral Home. Pastor Clyde Mohl will officiate.  Burial will be in Bemus Point Cemetery.    Friends will be received from 2-4 Sunday in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Heritage Green/Parkside Unit, and Katie, Michelle & Dawn, for their love and attention to our Gracie Marie.


CARTER Warren D. Carter

Age 59, of Vienna, Austria died on February 14, 2011 at Salzburg Hospital, six days after suffering a traumatic brain injury in a skiing accident. He was born on March 23, 1951 in Elmira, NY; the only son of David and Mary Carter who lived in Elmira until moving to Ocala, FL in 1998.  Warren graduated from EFA in 1968, and from Cornell University in 1973 with a BS in Engineering and an MBA. After several years in corporate business and attending Fuller School of World Missions (CA), Warren moved to Vienna, Austria in 1987 with his wife, Cynthia and young son, Christopher. The past 24 years were focused on leadership development and mentoring pastors in Eastern and Central Europe. Leanne will continue working in Austria with Discipling the Nations (, the mission organization she and Warren founded.  Warren was predeceased by his first wife, Cynthia Jackson Carter in 1995. He is survived by their son, Christopher (Liz) Carter and three grandchildren of Wheaton, IL; his wife, Leanne Baker Carter, and their sons Jonathan and David of Vienna, Austria; his parents; sisters Martha (Bruce) Drake of Painted Post, NY, Joan (Rich) Purdy of Downingtown, PA, and Marilyn (Rick) Derksen of Lancaster, PA; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and his uncle, Warren Meter. A memorial service was held in Vienna on February 23rd and many nations were represented by those who gathered to celebrate his life.  Star Gazette – April 9, 2011


CLARK Mae C. Deery

Age 86, formerly of Reading Center, died on Thursday, April 7, 2011. She is survived by her daughter, Diane Bianco of Watkins Glen; sisters, Lorena Coolbaugh of Elmira, and Loretta Meade of Ithaca; and brother-in-law, Edwin Weed of Millport; grandchildren, Mark (Lisa) Bianco of Reading Center, and Jennifer Bianco of Watkins Glen; and 2 great-grandsons, Joshua and Brixton; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Deery; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Margaret (Earl) Edmister, Mary (Donald) Edmister and Martha Weed; brothers-in-law, Francis Meade and Ward Coolbaugh; and son-in-law, Sarapheno Bianco, Jr. Mae was born on September 12, 1924, the daughter of Lawrence and Susan (Shanley) Clark and formerly attended the United Methodist Church of Watkins Glen. According to her wishes there are no funeral services. A private graveside service will be held at Pleasant View Cemetery in Reading Center, at the convenience of the family. Mae's family wishes to acknowledge the staff of Bethany Village, Elcor Health Services, and Arnot Ogden Medical Center for the compassionate care given Mae throughout her extended illness.   Star Gazette – April 8, 2011


COBB Blaine Wood Cobb

age 61, of 10989 Williams Road in Caton, died Tuesday morning, April 5, 2011.  Dr. Cobb was born in Knoxville, Pennsylvania on December 13, 1949, the son of Craig and Eleanor (Wood) Cobb.  He married Dorothy Watson on December 16, 1972 in Elkland, Pennsylvania.  Dr. Cobb was as internist and gastroenterologist in private practice in Corning.  He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Pennsylvania State University.  He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Watson; his daughters, Kathryn Cobb, Carrie Cobb, and Kristen Kuk; and his granddaughters Sora, Harper, and Wren.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Heart Association.  Friends and family may call Friday April 8, 2011, from 11-2 pm at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY.  The funeral service will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 pm with Pastor Tom Bell officiating.   Corning Leader – April 8, 2011


COLE Larry R. Cole

73, of Arcadia, Fla., died April 4, 2011 in Port Charlotte, Florida.  Larry was born in Sayre, Pa. on Sept. 11, 1937 and moved to DeSoto County 13 years ago, from Waverly, N.Y.  Larry served our country in the US Navy and worked as an electrician for Ingersoll Rand.  He was a drummer for the Highlanders Pipe and Drum Corp, Small Fry football coach in Sayre, Pa. and a lifetime member of the Sayre Elks. Larry was a member of Pine Level Methodist Church.   Larry is survived by his wife, Virginia Cole, of Arcadia, Fla.; son, Larry Cole, Jr., of Lockwood, N.Y.; daughters; Jennifer Chandler of Gillett, Pa., Heather Alexander of Vestal, N.Y.; brother, Michael Cole of Waverly, N.Y.; sister, Barbara Case of Waxhaw, N.C.; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; special lap friend, Cleo; niece, Sandra Martin of Bradenton, Fla.; lifetime friends, Willie Baker and Carl Comstock, several nieces, nephews and many special friends at Toby's Park.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Robarts Funeral Home, Arcadia, Florida.   Sayre Morning Times – April 9, 2011 


CONOVER Georgia E. Marmor

90 of Lee Road, Corning, NY, died Sunday April 3, 2011 in Founders Pavilion, Corning, NY.  She was born in Corning, NY on January 21, 1921.  Georgia was the daughter of the late George and Myrtle (Wingate) Conover. She married her first husband, Leslie Ashley, in July of 1937 and was predeceased by him in September of 1971.  In March of 1974 she remarried Harold Marmor and was predeceased by him in March 2001. "She and Harold traveled extensively with trips to Hawaii, The Holy Land, Africa and the Middle East. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren at the cottage on the lake. She was a lifetime member of the North Baptist Church. Survived by one daughter: Carole (Thomas) Kane of Corning, NY and one son David (Patricia) Ashley of Leland, NC; step son, Thomas (Esther) Marmor of Corning, NY; step daughter, Sherry (Bob) Abel of CA; step daughter, Janet (Gene) Patterson of Picture Rocks, PA; step daughter, Joan (Bill) Ostrander of Elmira, NY; several Grandchildren And Step Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her sister, Geraldine Breitwise.   It was Georgia’s wish that there be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held in Coopers Plains Cemetery at a later date with Reverend DeHaas officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be sent to Fingerlakes Humane Society, 7315 State Route 54, Bath, NY 14810 or Corning Meals on Wheels 144 Cedar Street Corning, NY 14830. Arrangements have been entrusted to Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street, Corning.  Corning Leader – April 7, 2011


COTA Jacob Alexander Cota

Jacob Alexander Cota, newborn, son of Johnathan and Autumn Cota stationed in Misawashi, Aomori, Japan, died on Tuesday, March 22, 2011. He was born weighing 3 lbs. 14.4 oz. and 17 3/4" long. He is loved by all and will be greatly missed by his paternal grandparents, Keli Cota and Jon Robinson of Horseheads; maternal grandparents, Kim and Sheldon Perry of Beaver Dams; paternal great-grandparents, Patricia and John Cota of Horseheads; maternal great-grandparents, Marcene Sullivan of Elmira, and Bill and Cindy Hartman of Horseheads; aunts and uncles, Danielle Prince of Ithaca, Aaron Lines of Beaver Dams, Stefany Robinson, Tianna Angrove, Zackarie Angrove of Horseheads; great aunts and uncles, Teri and Michael Maxwell of Syracuse, Mike Moss and Joan Ciprich of Big Flats, Eric and Wendy Cota of Elmira, Stacey Perry and Greg Perry of Elmira; and many other very special close family and friends. Jacob is the answer to their prayers, and they awaited his birth with joyful expectation. "Say not in grief: 'He is no more', but live in thankfulness that he was."-Proverb. The family would like to give special thanks to the U.S. Air Force for all of their support to John and Autumn when they could not be there. Donations to the Red Cross can be made in Jacob's name. No memorial service will be held. "Rest in peace mommy and daddy's little angel." –Autumn      Star Gazette – April 17, 2011 


CORNWELL Charlotte N. Matthews

Van Etten: Charlotte N. Matthews, 70, Van Etten, died Monday, April 11, 2011 at Bethany Manor in Horseheads. She was born in Van Etten, NY, November 25, 1940. Charlotte is survived by daughter, Tammy (Andy) Bulahan, Van Etten; granddaughter, Kirsten Sumers, Van Etten; brother, Albert Cornwell, Las Vegas NV; sister, Tillie German, Lansing; nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by husband, Thomas H. Matthews; son, Thomas H. Matthews, Jr.; brothers, Carl, Ira, Sam, Henry, Fletcher; sisters, Lidia, Louise, Luise. Funeral service will be Friday, April 15, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Burton Huth officiating at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer. Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. before the service.  Star Gazette – April 13, 2011


CRANMER David E. Cranmer

56, of Sayre, PA died unexpectedly on Friday, April 8, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  David was born on October 5, 1954 in Tacoma, Wa., the son of Elmer and Betty Anderson Cranmer. He enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing, camping, softball, woodworking, horseshoes, and volleyball; he loved to draw and loved being outside.  David enjoyed spending time with his family and special time with his grandchildren.  He worked at the Center at Horseheads in Horseheads, N.Y. from 1981-2006. He is predeceased by his father Elmer Cranmer (April 7, 2011) and his grandparents. He is survived by his wife, Lynn of 27 years at home; children Timothy and Sarah Cranmer, Athens, PA, Colleen and Ken Vanderpool, Athens, PA, Kimberly and Shone Lattimer, Athens, Pa., and Andrea and Craig Amey, Elmira,  N.Y.; grandchildren Caleb and Allie Cranmer, Kenny Vanderpool, Ira, Adin, Luke and Jack Lattimer, Dustin Hill, Cooper and Piper Amey; siblings Eugene Cranmer, Chemung,  N.Y., Alan and Darlene Cranmer, Waverly, N.Y., Barbara and Stanley Stromitis, Waverly, N.Y., Debra (Luke Eiklor) Conklin, Barton, NY, Steven and Kathie Cranmer, Lowman,  N.Y. and Terri and Donald Boehm, Jr., Elmira,  N.Y.; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 from 3-5 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa.  A Celebration of Life will follow at the funeral home at 5pm.  Memorial donations may be made in David’s memory to the Lowery Funeral Home to offset expenses: PO Box 191, Athens, Pa. 18810 or the Robert Packer Hospital Dialysis Unit, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, Pa. 18840.    Sayre Morning Times – April 11, 2011


CROWLEY Patricia M. Pritchard

Elmira: Was born June 7, 1943 in Elmira, the daughter of the late Robert and Shirley (Huggins) Crowley died peacefully on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at Elcor Health Services after a brief illness at the age of 67. Her loving grandparents, Everett and Nellie Huggins also predeceased her. She is survived by her beloved brother and sister-in-law, Joseph J. and Janet Crowley of Hornell, NY; nieces, Susan (Randy) Harkenrider and Kathleen Crowley; nephews, Robert (Tracy) Crowley and Stephen (Yvonne) Crowley; dear friend, Barbara Harkness; "special nieces", Christine and Kelly Harkness. Family and friends will gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM. A Memorial Service honoring her life will follow the visitation at 2 PM. Chaplin Virginia Williams will celebrate Pat's service. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative care 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830 in her memory.   Star Gazette – April 14, 2011


DAVY Donald R. Davy Sr.

68, of Cty. Rte. 5, Addison, died on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira.  Don was born in Canton, Pa. on August 23, 1942, the son of Thomas and Ruth Ingerick Davy. On September 24, 1972, Don and Nona C. Hollenback Johns were married in Whitneyville, Pa.  He began a long employment with Corning Inc. at the Wellsboro, Pa. plant. He later transferred to Corning area facilities of Corning’s in 1972 where he was a Class A Electrician. He retired from the Sullivan Park Research Facility after 32 years of active service.  Don had a long association with the Tuscarora-Addison Wrestling Club. He organized a Boy Scout Troop in Tuscarora and served as Scoutmaster during the life of the troop. A former member of the Tuscarora Fire Dept. and the Tuscarora Ambulance Corp, Don also enjoyed participating in garden tractor pulls. At one time, he operated a small engine repair business at his home.  Don was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Merle Davy and Carl Davy.  Surviving are his wife of 38 years, Nona Davy of Addison, His sons, Donald Davy Jr. of Lindley and Thomas (Donna) Davy of Hixson, TN, his daughter, Michele Koss of Chesterfield, VA, his step daughters, Carol (Harold) Whittaker of Addison and Deborah (Rodney) Ellis of Painted Post, his step sons, James (Cathy) Johns Jr. of Clifton Springs and David (Virginia) Johns of Newark. His sister, June Updyke of Watkins Glen survives as well as several grandchildren and great grandchildren.  A Life Celebration in memory of Don will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements are with the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home in Woodhull.   Corning Leader – April 9, 2011


FOLLIS Charles Irvin Follis (Chuck, Charlie)

died Friday, April 15, 2011, born March 1, 1948, in Norwood, Mass. to Ernest and Eula Follis (deceased).   A devoted family man, Chuck is survived by his loving wife, Nance, of 34 years; his daughter and son-in-law, Joy and Wes Cole; granddaughter, Jessy Cole; step-grandson, Brandon Cole, great-grandson, Braydon Cole; beloved dog, Rosey and cat, Bubba; siblings, Natalie, James, Elaine, Donna, Richard (deceased) and Ernest Benjamin (deceased).   Chuck was a retired counselor from Laurel Youth Services and bus driver for Bradford Tioga Head Start. He also welcomed foster children into his home and was a Big Brother mentor. Chuck was in the Army 101 Airborne serving during the Vietnam War. He served as the Post Commander at the Wellsboro VFW, was a member of American Legion and DAV. Chuck was known to many as a simple, kind and spiritual man. He loved fishing, gardening, bluegrass music festivals, hats, Scrabble and his family. Chuck was a man of many stories and a few legends. He loved to tell stories. He knew and practiced that "KINDNESS DOES MATTER."  Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, April 23, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. Funeral services will be held immediately following the viewing at 5 p.m. at the funeral home In honor of the Warrior/Hippie please wear camo or tye-dyed to the viewing. In lieu of flowers, please plant a tree, blueberry bush or hang a bluebird house.   Star Gazette – April 16, 2011


FORD Janet Ford Lambert

Janet Ford Lambert, 83, of Emeritus at Painted Post, NY formerly of North Hamilton Street, Painted Post died Sunday, March 27, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital.  She was born May 27, 1927 in Englewood , NJ the daughter of L. Stanley and Agnes S. Ford.  She married Thomas E. Lambert on June 19, 1948 in Palisades Park , NJ. Thomas predeceased her in December 2007.  Janet was a graduate of Corning Community College, Mansfield State College and received her Master in Education at Elmira College. For many years she was an elementary school teacher in the Corning-Painted Post School District, teaching at Gregg Elementary School for twenty years. She retired in June 1988.  She was a docent for the Benjamin Patterson Inn, and was an active member in the Painted Post Churches Food Pantry, the Presbyterian's Women's Circle, and the Corning Area Retired Teachers Association. She was also a member of the Board of Deacons of Presbyterian Church. She and her late husband Thomas were members of the  Crystal Spinners Square Dance Club, Indian Hills Golf Club, and the Painted Post First Presbyterian Church.  During their lives together, Janet and Tom traveled extensively around the world - including visits to Russia, China, the British Isles, Germany, France, South America and Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and throughout the United States and Canada. They attended numerous hostels in the US focusing on learning activities in history and culture. They raised their family and remained active in the Painted Post-Corning community for the nearly 60 years they lived here.   Janet is survived by her sons, Alan Lambert of Bellevue, Washington and Shevach (Stephen) Lambert of Eugene, OR; daughters, Kathryn English of Lawrenceville, PA and Elizabeth Lassiter of Charlottesville, VA; brothers, Lewis and Richard Ford; sister, Ruth La France. Janet is also survived by five grandchildren including Joshua Lambert, Miriam and Sarah Lambert, Rachel and Jacob English, and Aubry  Lassiter.  A Memorial Service will be held at the Painted Post Presbyterian Church on April 9, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.  Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Painted Post, NY.   Corning Leader – April 6, 2011


FRENCH Mary Della West

90, of Ovilla, Texas, died on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at Duncanville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Duncanville, Texas.  Mrs. West was born in Holiday, on July 13, 1920, to the late Dwight and Charlotte French.  The family will receive friends Monday, April 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hartsell Funeral Home, Albemarle, N.C. The service will be held Tuesday, April 12, at 2 p.m. in Hartsell Funeral Home's Lefler Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Arlen Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Stanly Gardens of Memory. Memorials in honor of Mary West may be made to Odyssey VistaCare Hospice Foundation, 7557 Rambler Rd., Suite 112, Dallas, Texas 75231.   Star Gazette – April 11, 2011


GABEL James Arnold Gabel

68, Died in Cairo, Egypt on March 26, 2011. Jim was born in Corning, NY on June 28, 1942. He graduated from Addison Central School in 1959 and Corning Community College in 1961. Jim then went on to work for Corning Glass Works for 13 years and also owned his own contracting business for several years. Jim later moved to Cairo, Egypt working for General Dynamics, where he remarried and retired.  Jim is survived by: Brothers: Dale & Ginny Gabel of Borden, NY, and Richard Gabel of Fort Worth, TX, Children: Laureen and Shane Handley of Lehigh Acres, FL, Michael Gabel of Lawerenceville, PA, and Christopher & Stacy Gabel of Corning, NY, 2 Grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his current wife, Arouss Djoulfaian of Cairo, Egypt and previous wives: Mothers of his children - Myra Hendrickson of Lawerenceville, PA, and Nancy Gabel of Wayne, NY.   Corning Leader – April 16, 2011


GARDNER Robert J., Sr.

Age 71 of Lawrenceville, PA, died Sunday, April 10, 2011 at his home. Robert was born September 12, 1939 in Bradford, PA, a son of Louis and Freida Bell (Smith) Gardner. He and his wife, Jean (Holsinger) Gardner, celebrated 52 years of marriage on January 24th. Robert enjoyed fishing, hunting and watching football. Robert is survived by his wife, Jean; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Tina Gardner, Jr. of Tioga, James and Dianna Gardner of Lawrenceville, PA; three daughters and a son-in-law, Robin and Skip Monk of Tioga, PA, Ronda and Ruth Gardner both of Lawrenceville, PA; 15 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; five sisters and a brother-in-law, Norma Walters of Tioga, PA, Joanne VanOrder, Betty Jean Austin, Jackie and Stan Rhoades, all of Bradford, PA, June Hand of Berrick City, PA; sister/niece, Judy Signor of Bradford, PA. He was predeceased by a sister, Joy Henderson. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 from Noon to 2:00 P.M. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home with Pastor Debra Button officiating. Memorial donations in Robert's memory may be made to Martha Lloyd Community Services, Troy, PA 16947.   Star Gazette – April 12, 2011 


GRACE Albert W. Grace

62, of Howland Twp., died 3:07 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at his home following a short illness.  He was born Dec. 16, 1948 in Troy, Pa., the son of Albert W. Grace and Doris (DeWitt) Moore.  A lifetime area resident, Al was a 1966 graduate of Champion High School and attended Kent State University. In 1969 he joined the U.S. Army and served in the Vietnam War attaining the rank of sergeant. He served in the pacific theater as an MP and sentry dog handler. He received the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.  He was employed as a materials handler at General Motors Lordstown for 30 years retiring in 1997. He founded Al's Tire and Auto Body located on Niles Road in 1974 and in 2002 changed the name to Grace Automotive and relocated to its present location on Youngstown Rd. SE. He also owned and operated Budget Rent A Car of Warren for 20 years.  Al enjoyed cooking and had attended gourmet cooking classes in Chesterland, Ohio. He also liked fishing and golf. Every Monday night he could be found playing euchre with his friends at the UAL on Larchmont. He was a member of ITAM No. 30, and maintained his membership at the Leona Methodist Church in Troy, Pa. He loved to travel and visited the Cayman Islands every year and spent weekends for thirty years at his cabin on the Allegheny River in Pa.  He will be deeply missed by his wife of 40 years, Barbara (Grise), whom he married May 22, 1971; son, Ryan of Howland Twp.; daughter, Leslie (Eric) Oakes of Swanton, Ohio; and two grandchildren, Gunnar Wilson Oakes and Grace Mae Oakes. He also leaves twin siblings, Lynn (Joan) Grace of Troy, Pa. and Linda (Todd) Wetzel of Eustis, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; and by a half-brother, Blake Packard.  Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at Roberts-Clark Chapel where friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. Friday and for one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Pastor David McKinnon will officiate. Interment will be in Howland Twp. Cemetery.  The family suggests material contributions be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512 or to the donor's favorite charity.     Towanda Daily Review – April 14, 2011


GRACE Gerald “Jerry” Grace

62, of Vidor, Texas, formerly of the Valley, died on April 10, 2011 in Texas.  He was born on June 3, 1948 in Elmira, N.Y. to Arthur and Madge Grace.  He graduated from Waverly High School in 1966. He also graduated from Alfred Tech. He was employed by Hoerbiger in Texas. He enjoyed camping, the outdoors, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren.  He is survived by his wife Allison; his children, Michael (Arissella) Grace, Cindy Bushong, Amanda (Joey) Ohlgrim; grandchildren Taylor Ahlgrim, Alexis Ahlgrim, Lisa, Shane, Jace, and Brooke; siblings Steve (Cindy) Grace and Rebecca (Stephen) Horton; and parents Arthur and Madge Grace.  He was predeceased by a brother, Rexford.  Services are being held in Texas.   Sayre Morning Times -  April 13, 2011


GREEN Donald T. Green

age 99, of Dushore, well known former basketball coach of Dushore High School, St. Basil's High School and Turnpike High School, died on Saturday morning, April 9, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  Don was born in North Waterford, Maine on May 15, 1911, a son of the late Irving T. and Florence Brown Green. After graduating high school he entered the University of Maine where he graduated with a degree in teaching. While at the university he was very active in sports and was undefeated in cross country skiing. He was a runner up for the 1932 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing Team, which was held in Lake Placid, N.Y.  Don accepted a position at the Dushore High School teaching Biology and Vocational AG and after Dushore closed taught at the Sonestown High School. He taught in the mornings at Dushore and the afternoons at Sonestown. He also taught shop at Turnpike High School and at St. Basil's. After his teaching career he became the Director of the Sullivan County Child Welfare Department and later was the head of the Sullivan County Probation Department.  When Don came to town he met and married the former G. Rita Muller of Dushore. They were married at St. Basil's on Oct. 4, 1938 and they recently celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary. During his teaching career he also found time to be the head basketball coach for the Dushore High School and later Turnpike High School in Mildred and also St. Basil's High School. He and teacher John Shelman alternated coaching jobs at St. Basil's and Turnpike High Schools.   Don was also a very active member of St. Basil's Church, Dushore, and the Holy Name Society. He was the last living charter member (1943) of the Dushore Lions Club and was very active with the club's many community activities. He also served on the Sullivan County Assistance Board.  Surviving is his spouse: Rita, at home; three sons and daughters-in-law: Raymond J. and Terry Lee Green of Towanda, Pa., Robert D. and JoAnn Green of Dushore, Pa., Richard M. and Cindy Jo Green of Dushore, Pa.; daughter and son-in-law: Katrina M. and Richard D. Gardner of Forksville, Pa.; 14 grandchildren; 16 great- grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a son, Ronald Green of Athens in 1994 and a sister Dorothy Lovejoy of North Waterford, Maine.  A Transferal Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 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, his pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil's Cemetery, Dushore, Pa.  Friends may call on from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home. The family will provide the flowers and ask that memorial contributions be sent to St. Basil's Restoration Fund, P.O. Box 307, Dushore, PA 18614 or the Sullivan County Public Library, P.O. Box 309, Dushore, PA 18614.   Towanda Daily Review – April 10, 2011


HEUSER Ernest G. Heuser

Age 68, of Elmira, died Sunday, April 3, 2011, at Darway Elder Care, Forksville, PA. Ernie was born May 26, 1942 in Corning, NY, son of the late Gordon Heuser and Beatrice (Hill) Peters. Predeceased by his brother, Gary Heuser. Ernie is survived by his siblings, Clark (Elsie) Heuser, Judy (Donald) Bradley, Tracy (Joyce) Heuser; sister-in-law, Mary Heuser; aunt, Beverly LaVesque of Arlington, TX; several nieces, nephews and cousins. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home.    Star Gazette – April 6, 2011 


HICKS Phillip D. Hicks

69, of LeRaysville, Pa., died Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa.  Phillip resided in LeRaysville with his sister, Andrea Jane Hicks Sanders, 67, who recently died at Memorial Hospital on March 4, 2011. Phillip and Andrea had been in declining health for several years and provided care for each other in their home. Life-long residents of Pike Township, Phillip was born at home on Jan. 19, 1942 and Andrea was also born at home on May 27, 1943, the children of the late G. Harold Hicks and Rachel Irene Brink Hicks. Phillip enjoyed collecting match boxes and watching John Wayne movies. Andrea enjoyed genealogy, historical romance novels and Harry Potter memorabilia.  Phillip and Andrea are survived by their sisters, Joyce L. Hicks Sharer and husband Howard of Stevensville, Pa., Frances E. Hicks Martin of Arizona; and brother, Elbert E. Hicks and wife Carol of Richmond, Va.; several nieces and nephews; special niece, Pamela J. Lantz Beebe of Towanda; close friends, Ron and Doris Brown of LeRaysville.  In addition to their parents they were preceded in death by sisters, Carol M. Hicks Lantz and Patricia Ann Hicks. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa.    Towanda Daily Review – April 6, 2011


HIRSCHHORN -  Dr. Bernice Hirschhorn Cohen

On April 12, 2011, Dr. Bernice Hirschhorn Cohen, retired professor emerita of The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health; beloved wife of the late Samuel Cohen; devoted mother of Dr. Robert and Carla Cohen of Sayre, PA, Dr. Bruce Cohen and Karen Bluestone of Brookline, MA; loving grandmother of Gordon and Rachel Cohen, Lauren and Nicole Cohen, Rebecca Cohen and Alex Cohen; loving great grandmother of Eva Cohen. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., Baltimore, MD on Thursday, April 14, at 2 PM. Interment Baltimore Hebrew Cemetery - 2100 Belair Road, Baltimore, MD. Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory may be sent to Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University, 615 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205. In mourning at 7 Slade Avenue, #419, Pikesville, MD 21208.   Star Gazette – April 14, 2011


HOOLIHAN Lida H. Nelson

86, Spencer, died Thursday, April 7, 2011 at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads. She was born in Liberty, NY on January 7, 1925, the daughter of the late Clarence and Alma Mae (Geer) Hoolihan. She was predeceased by husband, Charles Howard Nelson. Lida is survived by two daughters, Melody (Barney) Smith, Venessa Christ, grandson, Bret Smith and fianc? Jody Bailey, all of Spencer; great-granddaughter, Alexis Lyn Smith, great-grandson, Brock Scott Smith; cousin, Ella Steenrod, Oneonta; "adopted daughter" Diana Roy Neuner, Corning. Lida was the accountant for her husband's Texaco Station in Spencer from 1965 to 1974. She retired as custodian from Cornell University. She was involved in Eastern Star, WD40, 4-H leader, Girls Scouts, Quilting Club, taught upholstery, bowling league, Twin Tier Vintage Car Club of Elmira, and charge of the Cake Booth at Spencer Picnic in the 60's to 70's. She loved her cats and enjoyed traveling. Funeral service will be Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer with Rev. Deborah Brown officiating. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. before the service. Interment will be in Nichols Cemetery, Nichols, NY. A very special thank you to the wonderful nurses, aides, and working staff at Elcor Health Services for the loving care extended to Lida in her last days. They always had a smile and a "Hi Lida and how are you doing?" Also many thanks to Nancy who faithfully visited when could on Sundays.  Star Gazette – April 9, 2011


HOTELLING Sonja F. Watkins

58, of Strang Lane, Westfield, died Thursday, April 7, 2011 at home.  She was born Aug. 6, 1952 in Wellsboro, Pa.  Survivors include her husband, Roger; three sons, Edward Stevens of Jersey Shore, Patrick Stevens of Palm Harbor, Fla. and Donald Stevens of Fort Riley, Kan.; two stepsons, Seth Watkins of Mansfield and William Watkins of Dormont; her mother, Faye Hotelling of Mansfield; two brothers, Patrick Hotelling of Elmira, N.Y. and Michael Hotelling of Lawrenceville; and a sister, Cindy Hotelling of Wellsboro.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements are with the Kenyon Funeral Home.   Corning Leader – April 9, 2011


HOTELLING Sonja F. Watkins

58, of Westfield, died Thursday, April 7, 2011, at her home.  She was born Aug. 6, 1952, in Wellsboro, the daughter of Charles and Faye Stonebraeker Hotelling.  Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.    Wellsboro Gazette – April 11, 2011 


HOUPT Helen L. Houpt

Helen L. Houpt, age 88, a longtime resident of the Houghton Plot in Corning, NY died on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at Bethany Manor in Horseheads, NY. She was born on December 30, 1922 in Smithfield, PA, the daughter of George and Laura (Hicks) Houpt.   Helen began working at Corning Inc. in 1944, and after working 44 active years, she retired in 1985.   She was a dedicated member of the Victory Highway Wesleyan Church.  Helen liked family get-togethers and country music. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed traveling and had a special fondness for cats.  She is survived by her brothers and sisters-in-laws, Harold and Beryl Houpt of Fairport, NY and Edward and Mary Houpt of Winter Haven, FL, and by nieces and their spouses, Nancee and Michael Spirawk of Elmira Heights, Kathy and Steve Draper of Bradenton, FL.  She also has great-nieces and great-nephews, Jason Joris, Danielle Spirawk, Stephanie Spirawk, Derek (Jodi) Draper, and Ryan (Michelle) Draper. Helen was predeceased by her niece, Linda Houpt.  Helen's family wishes to acknowledge the staff at Bethany Manor for the wonderful care they provided Helen during her final years. Those wishing to remember Helen may do so through a donation to Bethany Manor, 3005 Watkins Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845.   A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 11, 2011 at 11:00am at Carpenter's Funeral Home LLC, 14 E. Pulteney Street in Corning. A graveside service will be held at Cooper Plains Cemetery at the convenience of the family.   Funeral home obituary  


JONES Nancy E. Geedy

Nancy E. Geedy, 59, of Selinsgrove, PA, died April 5, 2011, at home. She was born December 11, 1951, in Blossburg, PA, the daughter of Clifford & Betty Bartlett Jones. Nancy was a graduate of the Williamsport Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1973, and was employed as a Registered Nurse at the Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village. Surviving, in addition to her father of Williamsport, PA, are her husband of 21 years, John, 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Mickey & Melissa Fenstermacher of Covington, PA, Wayne Fenstermacher of Jersey Shore, PA, 3 granddaughters, Taylor Fenstermacher, Jessica Roupp, & Kylie Fenstermacher, 2 step daughters, Timbra & Amanda Geedy, both of Mechanicsville, MD, 3 step grandchildren, Ben, Kaylee, & Isbella, 2 sisters & a brother-in-law, Jill Jones of Williamsport, PA, Carolyn & John West of Kansas City, MO, 3 brothers & sisters-in-law, Thomas & Diane Jones of Williamsport, PA, Howard & Liz Jones of Sarasota, FL, Jack & Calise Jones of Easley, SC. Funeral services for Nancy will be held at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service 130 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA, Monday at 12:00 PM with Pastor Debbie Button officiating. A luncheon will follow at the Mansfield Fire Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Nancy's memory may be made to Sun Home Health Hospice 61 Duke St. Northumberland, PA 17857.   Star Gazette – April 7, 2011


JOVANELLY Clarence "Clair" Jovanelly

Age 59, of Clifton Springs, N.Y. formerly of Elmira, died April 9, 2011 unexpectedly after a severe stroke. He is survived by his son Jamie (Tatioanne) Jovanelly, daughter Amy Valla and four grandchildren all of the Rochester, N.Y. area, brothers Mike (Barbara) Jovanelly of Elmira, and Hank (Mary Lee) Jovanelly of Punta Gorda, Fl. Clair was predeceased by his parents Bill and Rose Jovanelly of Elmira, and brother Bill Jovanelly of Punta Gorda, Fl. Clair was cremated according to his wishes and his remains will be buried in Elmira privately by his family.   Star Gazette – April 17, 2011   


JOVANELLY William "Bill" Jovanelly

age 57, of Punta Gorda, FL, formerly of Elmira, died April 3, 2011 after a brief cancer illness. He is survived by his wife Nancy Jovanelly of Punta Gorda, and brother Mike (Barbara) Jovanelly of Elmira and Hank (Mary Lee) Jovanelly of Punta Gorda. Bill was predeceased by his parents Bill and Rose Jovanelly of Elmira. Bill was cremated and his remains were distributed in Punta Gorda according to his wishes.  Star Gazette – April 17, 2011


LANGE Cordelia Ann Lange

Infant, of Waverly, NY died on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital.  She was born April 5, 2011 in Sayre, PA the daughter of Desiree Dunbar and Jacob Lange.  Cordelia is survived by her parents, Desiree Dunbar and Jacob Lange at home; maternal grandmother Carol Crudo Dunbar of Owego, NY; paternal grandparents Liel and Sheri Stevens of Waverly, NY; siblings Destina Marie and Antonio Manuel of TNl aunt Carol Ann Dunbar; uncles Michael, Darran, Eric, and Robert Dunbar, and Justin Lange; and several cousins.  A funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens with the Bishop Daniel Buynak officiating.  Burial will be in Sager Road Cemetery, Barton, NY.  Memorial donations may be made in Cordelia’s memory to: Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA 18810 to help offset the cost of the funeral.  Sayre Morning Times – April 8, 2011


LEONARD Marleta F. Brown

Rock Stream: Marleta F. Brown, age 97, of Rock Stream, died on Thursday, April 7, 2011. The family will receive friends and relatives from 6-8pm on Sunday, April 10th at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen. A funeral service will follow at 8:00pm. Burial will be held at a later date at Rock Stream Cemetery. Marleta was born in Big Pond, Pennsylvania on September 6, 1913, to Earl and Florence (Dunham) Leonard. She graduated from Watkins Glen High School and later graduated from the Cortland Normal School in 1933. Mrs. Brown taught at the Southport #8 School, Breesport Union School; and the 7th and 8th grades at Waverly Junior High School until she retired. Marleta was a faithful church member of Newark Valley United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school. Later, she joined the Dundee Baptist Church after moving to Rock Stream. She was also an avid quilter and a piano accompanist. She was predeceased by her husband, George W. Brown in 1993, and a sister and brother-in-law, Wilma Jean and Alfred Miller. She is survived by five children, Willard Brown of Brewerton, NY; Stephen (Kathy) Brown of Bradley, IL; Leonard Brown of Hagerstown, MD; Meredith Longo of Rock Stream, and Florence Johannes of Danbury, CT; four grandchildren, Christopher (Alice) Brown, Merinda Brown, Marcia (Francisco) Medina, and Brienne Johannes; and seven great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorial donations be directed to the Dundee Baptist Church, 20 Seneca St., Dundee, NY 14837.  Star Gazette – April 9, 2011 


LOPER Sondra L. May

73, of LeRoy, PA (wife of Claude “Butch” May) died on Monday evening, April 11, 2011, from the Darway Elder Care Home in Estella, PA.  Sondra Loper, “Sonny” to family and friends, was born on September 30, 1937 in Bridgeton, NJ.  She was the daughter of the late Ralph David and Claire Elizabeth (Miller) Loper.  Sonny married Claude V. “Butch” May on January 9, 1971 in Franklinville, NJ.  She worked at Canton’s Canford Manufacturing for a time before she and Butch lived in Idaho Falls, ID from 1987 until 2010.   Times shared with family and caring for home were most important in Sonny’s life.   She will be lovingly remembered as a quiet person, not the type to be comfortable in crowds.  Sonny enjoyed camping, traveling, cross-stitch and crocheting.  The company of her canine companions brought her much happiness.  In addition to her husband Butch, surviving are her daughter, Cheryl (Lawrence) Sheatler of Watsontown, PA; five grandchildren, Misty, Derick, Julie, Amanda and Erica, two great-grandchildren; a brother, Bud (Virginia) Loper of Boise, ID; a sister-in-law and two brothers-in-law, Cleon Vanderpool of Canton, Clay May of Chenango Forks, NY and Steve May of Baltimore, MD, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Also surviving is her devoted dog, “BB Ann”.  Sondra was predeceased by a brother, Douglas Loper and two sisters-in-law, Nancy Bassett and Norma Simcoe.  A memorial service to honor a beautiful life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton with Rev. Ronnie Bly officiating.   Burial will be private.   Funeral home obituary 


MADIGAN Alfred J. Madigan

90 years of 4994 County Rt. 125 died Monday April 11, 2011 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 12, 1921 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late William and Esther Taylor Madigan.  Alfred attended Waverly High School.  Alfred and Marie McNamara were married February 8, 1947 in St. James Church in Waverly, NY.  He enjoyed farming and especially caring for cattle. He was also employed at the Valley Creamery and retired as a Custodian at Waverly High School. His expertise was gardening, working in the Greenhouse and growing the vegetables from seedlings and making sure the strawberry patch was producing the “best” fruit.  He loved animals and over the years had shared companionship with many dogs. He leaves his precious shepherd “Susie”.  Surviving his devoted wife of 64 years, Marie. Son, Edward (Rita) Madigan of Athens, PA. Daughters, Ann Gwinn of Elliston, VA., Jean (Richard) Robertson of Johnson City, NY., Kathleen (Richard) Welch of Spartanburg, SC., and Carol Parker of Campbell, NY. Thirteen Grandchildren, Twelve Great Grandchildren. Brother, William Madigan of Melbourne, Fl.  Also several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at St. Joseph's Church, Campbell, NY Friday April 15, 2011 11:00am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at the Church at 12noon Rev. Patrick Connor Celebrant. Committal Prayers and Interment will be held at a later date at the family plot in St. James Cemetery, Waverly, NY.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Haughey Funeral Home 216 E. First St, NY.  The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Alfred's name to: Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.  Corning Leader – April 15, 2011


MARSHALL Paul J. “PJ” Marshall

Paul J. "PJ" Marshall, 48, of West Hill Road, Wellsboro, died Friday, April 8, 2011, at the Williamsport Hospital.  Paul was born June 7, 1962, in Wellsboro, the son of the late Paul H. and Anne Johnson Marshall.  He was a graduate of Wellsboro High School "1981" and served in the Air Force.  Surviving are sisters, Teresa Marshall of Wellsboro, Kathy (Stephen) Davis of Wellsboro, Cindy (Joe) Toledo of Newport, N.C.; brother, Michael Marshall of Wellsboro; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  Family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 13, from 6 to 7 p.m. Funeral service will follow with the Rev. Marian Hartman officiating. If desired, memorials may be made in his memory to the American Heart Association , 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, Pa. 17701. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro.   Wellsboro Gazette – April 10, 2011


MEREDITH Janice M. Dannemann

age 95 of Lewes, Del., formerly of Towanda, Pa., died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.  Mrs. Dannemann was born in Towanda, Pa., on Aug. 2, 1915, the daughter of the late John A.L. and Anne (Dean) Meredith. Janice lived her life and raised her family in Towanda, Pa., until 2000, when she moved to Lewes, Del. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles J. Dannemann in 1984.  Janice is survived by two daughters, Pamelia D. Martin of Lewes, Del. and Kathleen D. McGarry-Gillis of West Falmouth, Mass.; two sons, Charles J. Dannemann and his wife Linda of New Bern, N.C. and Edward J. Dannemann and his wife Christine of Muncy, Pa.; seven grandchildren, Robert T. Martin II, Janice Martin-Hebert, Bernard G. McGarry III, Charles G. Dannemann, Jill D. Kripal, Matthew J. Dannemann and Christopher E. Dannemann; and seven great-grandchildren, Joseph Ambrose III, Meredith Anne Ambrose, Robert Travis Martin III, Nathan Dannemann, Giselle Dannemann, Raegan Kripal and Olivia Kripal.  A private memorial service was held at the Long Neck Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Millsboro, Del.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions in Janice's name to the Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.  Towanda Daily Review – April 14, 2011


MILLER Joann (Miller) Brown

Joann Brown, 70, of Canton, Pa. (Fox Twp., Sullivan County) died on Wednesday afternoon, March 9, 2011, following a brief illness.  Joann B. Miller Brown was born on December 18, 1940, in Canton.  She was one of ten children in the family of the late Albert W. Miller Sr. and Ethel May Stein Miller.  Joann was the beloved wife of Aaron A. Brown for over 47 years.  In addition to caring for family and home, Joann worked as a cook at the former Our House Restaurant in Grover and The Forksville Inn.  She was a member of Mildred’s American Legion Auxiliary.  Joann enjoyed doing many things in life.  She especially enjoyed knitting, crocheting and baking.  Every year she looked forward to summer months to walk, garden and pick berries. Joann also loved times spent with her devoted dogs. In addition to her husband Aaron, surviving are five children; Mary Combs of Ithaca, NY, Lynn May of Philadelphia, NY, Linda (Ken) Hartman of Candor, NY, Ethel (Karl) Bruns of Dushore and Hazel (Dana) Tome of Muncy, six brothers and sisters; E. Catherine Moss of Elmira Heights, NY, Charles (Grace) Miller of Mansfield, Margaret (Thomas) Holley of Morris Run, Joe (Becky) Miller of Ashland, VA, Dorothy Willimond of Oklahoma and Rosemary (Ron) Black of Shippensburg, 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, a close brother-in-law, Clarence “Tuff” Brown of Canton, many nieces, nephews and cousins.   She was predeceased by her first husband, Elwyn May, a son, Elic M. May in 1965, a grandson, Michael May and three brothers; George, Albert and Donald Miller.  The family invites friends to call 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Friday April 15, 2011 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive in Canton. A memorial service in celebration of Joann’s life will Follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Herbert Eby, officiating.  Burial will be private.  Funeral home obituary– April 12, 2011  


O’CONNERS John D. O'Conners

69, of Trout Run, died Saturday, April 9, 2011 in the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.  Born June 2, 1942, in Muncy, he was the son of John P. O'Conners and the former Helen Fulmer. John is survived by his wife, the former Corinne L. Miosi. They were united in marriage Jan. 5, 1963 in Ralston. He was retired from David Morse Trucking in Trout Run and was a life member of the Red Run Rod and Gun Club.  Also surviving are five brothers, David O'Conners of Ogdensburg, Carl O'Conners of Shunk, Jacob O'Conners of Liberty, William O'Conners of Wellsboro and Arthur O'Conners of Blossburg; and one sister, Tammy Schedden of East Canton.  Funeral services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family.  Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore, is in charge of the arrangements.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – April 12, 2011


OLCOTT Rev. Paul James Olcott

Montour Falls: The Rev. Paul James Olcott, age 77, of Montour Falls, died April 4, 2011 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in 1933 in Syracuse, N.Y., the son of John and Althea Olcott. He is predeceased by his parents and brothers John, Grant, and Bruce Olcott. Jim earned degrees from Syracuse University and Colgate Divinity. He served as a Methodist minister before entering teaching with the Odessa-Montour schools, from which he retired, and he also taught high-school equivalency courses. He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 55 years, Roberta "Bobbie" Olcott; sons John Thomas, Paul James (Dresden), and Robert Grant (Jamie); four granddaughters, Sarah, Samantha, Aria, and Aurora; sisters-in-law, Nita (Bart) Gould, Suzie (James) Noto, Jodie (Steven) Smith, and Betty, Irene, and Sally Olcott; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. His love for adventures in the Adirondacks was second only to his immense love for his family. There will be a celebration of his life at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16 at Horseheads First United Methodist Church, 1034 West Broad St., Horseheads. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim's name to the Augustin Children's Center at CP Rochester, 3399 Winton Road South, Rochester, N.Y. 14623.   Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.   Star Gazette – April 6, 2011 


RATTE Blanche M. Rao

Elmira: Age 86, of Elmira, NY, died on Tuesday, April 12, 2011at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born on October 3, 1924 in Dorchester, Canada to the late Polycarpe and Delia (Maheu) Ratte. Blanche was predeceased by her husband John Rao in 2009. She is survived by her son, Daniel (Patricia) Rao of Wellsburg; grandchildren, Becky Rao, Mary and Heather McCallister; great-grandchildren, Gabriel Potter and Daveionta Johnson; sister, Yevette Ratte. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, April 14th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Church with Father Robert MacNamara as celebrant. Interment will take place in Bath National Cemetery.    Star Gazette – April 13, 2011



Saratoga Springs: Shirl Reinhart, 86, died at home on Monday, April 11, 2011. Born in Elmira, NY on September 10, 1924, he was the son of the late David L. and Rose (Nonenmacher) Reinhart. Shirl graduated from Southside High School and was a faithful member of the former Centenary United Methodist Church. Shirl served in the European Theater of Operation during WWII aboard the LST 907 as a ship's cook, 2nd class. Shirl spent the majority of his career with the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, NY where he retired in 1985 as the supervisor of computer related training. After 60 years in the Rochester area, Shirl moved to Saratoga Springs to be nearer to family. In addition to his parents, Shirl was predeceased by his beloved wife of 49 years, the former Emelia Lutomski, whom he married on February 5, 1949; their daughter, Roxanne Reinhart Baldasarre; and his sister, Betty Reinhart Lee. He is survived by his daughter, Christine (Jon) Hoek of Wilton, NY; his sons, Gregg (Anne-Marie Keegan) Reinhart of Newtown, CT, and David (Kristin) Reinhart of Berlin, Germany; six grandchildren, Matthew and Roxanne Hoek and Mark, Phillip, Franziska, and Catherine Reinhart; brother-in-law, Robert Patterson; sister-in-law, Elmira Lutomski; twenty-one nieces and nephews; and many lifelong friends. Shirl's life will be celebrated at a memorial service on Sunday, April 17 at 2:00 p.m. at Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607. Arrangements are under the direction of the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes of 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY (518-584-5373). Contributions in Shirl's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society , 260 Osborne Rd., Loudonville, NY 12211 or to the Men's Group at Asbury First UMC, 1050 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14607, where Shirl was a member for many years.     Star Gazette – April 14, 2011


ROGERS Charles David Rogers

age 69, of Forksville, PA formerly of Hornby, NY died Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at Darway Nursing Home in Forksville.  Charles was born in Corning, NY on September 28, 1941, to Charles and Winifred (Phillips) Rogers. He had been employed by International Salt in Watkins Glen as a forklift operator. He served in the Air Force from 1960 until 1964.  He is survived by his daughter Tina Allington of Elmira; a brother, George (Geri) Rogers of Harrodsburg, KY; grandchildren, Scott and Megan Allington of Elmira, Philip Rogers, Jr. of Elmira; several nieces and nephews. Charles was predeceased by his son, Philip Rogers, Sr.; brother, Philip Rogers; and sister, Betty VanAlstine.   Calling hours will be held on Tuesday April 19th from 10 AM until Noon where funeral services will follow at calling hours at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street, Corning with Pastor Ted Roloson officiating. Burial will be in Coopers Plains Cemetery.    Star Gazette – April 16, 2011


ROGERS Donald H. Rogers

When I come to the end of the road, and the sun has set for me, remember the love that we have shared, and that will comfort thee….Donald H. Rogers, 86, of Litchfield (Palmer Road, Athens, Pa) died at his home on Saturday, April 9, 2011. Don was born on April 11, 1924 in Johnson City, NY a son of the late Hugh Taylor and Myrtle Inez (Gillette) Rogers. He was a veteran of the US Army where he was a P51 Fighter Pilot. On April 2, 1949 he married Ethel Schreck and together they have celebrated 62 years of marriage. Don was a long time employee of Ingersoll Rand and for many years was an insurance and real estate agent for Bird Sumner Agency. He was a member of the Litchfield United Methodist Church where he actively participated with the church choir and taught Sunday School. In addition, Don was a member of the Rural Amity #70 Masonic Lodge - served as Past Master and Secretary; member of the Penn York Habitat for Humanity and was a board member of the Bradford County Library. Dedicated to his community, Don also served as president on the Litchfield and Sayre School Boards. He enjoyed singing, bowling, spending time outdoors and being with his family. Don is survived by his wife of 62 years Ethel Schreck Rogers; his sons and daughters-in-law: Scott and Pat Rogers of Troy, Pa; Brett and Alice Rogers of Sayre, Pa; Seth and Bonnie Rogers of Wellsboro, Pa; daughter Sandra Kay Call of Sayre, Pa; his grandchildren: Gretchen (Matthew) Geer, Zachary Rogers, Peggy Settel (Missy Simpson) Barbara Settel; Monica (Ben) Swoyer; Jessica Call, Nathan Call, Raquel Rogers, Renee Rogers, Regan Rogers, Raina Rogers, Raisa Rogers; great grandchildren: Elizabeth Geer, Evan Geer and Juan Barbosa. A sister Doris Dolinich; sisters-in-law: Martha Schreck and Beatrice Lawler. Several nieces, nephews, cousins-among them a special cousin, who was like a brother to Don, Roger and Jan Park. Don was predeceased by his parents and a sister Joyce Hanna.   Funeral services and a celebration of a life well lived for Don will be held on Saturday, April 16 at 11 am at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, with Pastor Jon L. Austin, of the Litchfield United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the Nichols Cemetery. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held on Friday, March 15th from 6 to 8 pm at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel. Masonic services will be conducted at 7:45pm by the Rural Amity Lodge No. 70 F. & A.M. Memories and condolences for Don’s family may also be shared by visiting our website at Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Litchfield United Methodist Church, 2759 Litchfield Rd. Sayre, PA 18840, Penn York Valley Habitat for Humanity, PO Box 63, Sayre, Pa 18840; or the Bradford County Library, 708 Main St., West Burlington Twp., PA 16947 in loving memory of Donald H. Rogers. Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.   Towanda Daily Review – April 11, 2011


ROMEY Rita A. Nelson

Died on April 13, 2011, following a brief illness at the Berwick Retirement Center in Berwick, Pa.  She had previously lived at the Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda, Pa. She had been a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Towanda.  Funeral arrangements will be made at the convenience of the family, with her pastor, the Rev. Mary Kisner, rector of Christ Episcopal Church, Berwick, Pa., presiding. Memorials may be directed to the charity of your choice.   Towanda Daily Review – April 15, 2011


SCOTCHMER Marvin R. ''Bud'' Scotchmer Sr.

85, of Penn Yan, formerly of Wayne, died Friday, April 8, 2011 at The Homestead.   He retired as a tow motor operator for Ingersoll-Rand in Painted Post. Survivors include two sons, Marvin R. Scotchmer Jr. of Campbell and Ralph W. Scotchmer of Elmira Heights and four daughters, Margie J. Rutledge of Painted Post, Hazel E. Jones of Fountain Inn, S.C. and Joan L. Scotchmer and Tammy Secord, both of Dundee.  Calling hours are 6-7 p.m. Monday at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee.  Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 7 p.m. Monday.  Burial will be in Wayne Village Cemetery.  Corning Leader – April 9, 2011


SMITH Michael A.

Age 52, of Campbell, NY, died Saturday, April 2, 2011, at the Cleveland Clinic with his wife by his side. Mike's passing followed an eight-year battle with a complex and challenging illness. Mike was born March 18, 1959 in Corning, NY, and was the eldest son of Elmer and Carol (Allen) Smith of Campbell, NY. He graduated from Campbell Central School in 1977. In 1978 Mike joined the U.S. Air Force and was later stationed at R.A.F. Alconbury, Cambridgeshire, England, and was assigned to the 10th Security Police Squadron. While stationed in England, he met and married Karen Davies. The two were married in August of 1980 in Corby, England and returned to the States in October of 1980 to McConnell Air Force Base, Wichita, Kansas. In February of 1982 he returned to NY and entered into business with his brother and father at Curtisdale Farm, where he spent almost 20 years helping build a modern, successful dairy farm. In 1995 Mike decided to pursue a life-long dream of building a log home by enrolling in The Great Lakes School of Log Building in Isabella, Minnesota where he studied how to build Scandinavian full-scribe structures. He used this experience to build a log home for his family, which was completed in the fall of 1999. Upon the dissolution of Curtisdale Farm in 2000, Mike worked for a time at Campbell Building Supply. Most recently, Mike worked as a self-employed carpenter alongside his friend, Steve Higbie. Besides his incredible vision and talent for creating furniture and structures from nature, Mike will also be remembered for his eclectic interests and hobbies. Some such interests included making maple syrup, searching for arrowheads, collecting antique bottles, tending to his vegetable garden, listening to local folk musicians, traveling to national parks, kayaking and hiking. He was often accompanied by his life-long friend, Bob Smith. He had a deep appreciation for nature and felt most at home on Lows Lake in the Adirondacks. He took great joy in his annual canoe and kayak trips to the Adirondacks with friends: Steve and John Higbie, Shawn Shutt; cousins: Randy and Mark Allen; and brother, Robin Smith. Mike connected with a variety of people from all walks of life. He will be especially remembered by the men he served with in the 10th S.P.S. and for the friendships he shared, and will be deeply missed as a loving husband, father, son and brother. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Karen (Davies) Smith of Campbell, NY; two daughters: Sarah Louise (Shawn) Smith of Painted Post, NY, Kerry Faye (Kevin) Smith of Endicott, NY; his parents, Elmer and Carol (Allen) Smith of Campbell, NY; brother, Dennis (Karen) Smith of Campbell, NY; sister, Wendy (Larry) Rogers of Painted Post, NY; brother, Robin (Debbie) Smith of Campbell, NY; nephews: Matthew and Jason Smith of Campbell, NY; and brother-in-law, Dennis (Lorraine) Davies of Corby, England. He was predeceased by his father and mother-in-law, William (Margaret) Davies of Corby, England. Family and friends are invited to call at Phillips Funeral Home, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY on Friday, April 15, 2011, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Phillips Funeral Home on Saturday, April 16, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. Donations can be made in Mike's memory to the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, PO Box 65 / 8 Nature Way, Keene Valley, NY 12943.   Star Gazette – April 11, 2011 


SWAIN Christopher Swain

21, of Roaring Branch, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, April 6, 2011, the result of a tragic automobile accident.  Born May 16, 1989, in Towanda, Christopher Lynn was the son of Sheila Sweeney of Roaring Branch and LaRue Swain of Troy. He was employed as an Arborist with The Treesmiths Company of Springbrook Township, Pa.  Chris' pride and joy in life was his two-year-old daughter, Alexis. He enjoyed being outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, gardening or cutting wood. He will be lovingly remembered as a very kind man. Chris was a member of Roaring Branch's Red Run Rod and Gun Club and enjoyed shooting pool for the Canton American Legion.  Besides his parents, he is survived by his fiancee, Courtney Boroch, and their daughter, Alexis; maternal grandmother, Sharon Sweeney, all of Roaring Branch; a sister, Beth Swain of New Milford, Pa.; several aunts, uncles and many friends.  He was predeceased by a stepgrandfather, Rodney "Cubby" Campbell.  Friends may call 12 to 2 p.m. Sunday at Pepper's in Canton with services following at 2 p.m. with Pastor Larry Leland, officiating. Burial will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Roaring Branch Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to help benefit his young family, C/O 918 Rt. 14 Highway, Roaring Branch, PA 17765.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – April 8, 2011


TRAINOR Marguerite A. Kirkpatrick

84, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, died surrounded by family on Wednesday, March 30, 2011. Born Aug. 12, 1926, in Washington, D.C. and raised in Silver Spring, Md., she was the daughter of Maurice J. and Dorothy M. Trainor (Chapman).  After graduating from the Academy of the Holy Names in 1944, Marguerite went on to do administrative work at the Pentagon, for the United States Army Corps of Engineers and later, for the United States Navy. She lived in Pennsylvania until moving to Florida in the mid-1980s, where she retired.   She leaves behind her husband, Wilbern L. Kirkpatrick of Tallahassee, Fla.; four children, Atwell Maurice Bookmiller III and wife, Kathryn of Landisville, Alan M. Bookmiller and wife, Nawal, of Temple, Ga., Mary A. Bookmiller and husband, Ed Lugo of Tallahassee, Fla., Marla A. Dochstader and husband, Kurbin of Lakeland, Fla.; four step-children, Mike Kirkpatrick, Barry Kirkpatrick, Tim Kirkpatrick, Wendy Sacchet; four grandchildren, Robert R. Ralph of Monticello, Fla., Aaron C. Ralph of Eagle River, Alaska, Anita Trojnar of Palm Harbor, Fla., Ian Bookmiller of Chicago, Ill.; seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, John E. Trainor and Maurice J. Trainor, Jr.   A private service will be held at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. We will miss her loving presence and sense of humor forever.   Wellsboro Gazette – April 6, 2011


TUCKER Leroy C. Tucker

Elmira: A lifelong resident of the Elmira community, died Friday morning, April 15, 2011 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following declining health at the age of 79. Born on November 24, 1931 in Elmira, Leroy was the son of the late, Claude & Edith Goodrich Tucker. He served his country for nearly 20 years in the United States Army and Air Force. A hard working man and good provider, Leroy was employed by the Elmira City School District for 23 years until his retirement in 1989. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years Geraldine Faivre Tucker, Elmira; daughters, Kathy (Ray) Leigh, AR; Michele (William) Dickinson, Pine City; grandchildren, Christopher and Megan; great granddaughter, Celeste; sister, Shirley Redner, Elmira; sister-in-law, Peggy Tucker, Horseheads, Brothers additional in-laws, Eugene (Phyllis) Faiver, Elmira Heights; Beverly (Arden) Welch, Canada; James (Ruth) Faiver, Parish; nieces, nephews, cousins, his beloved canine companion, Mabel and cherished neighbors and friends. In addition to his parents, Leroy was predeceased by his siblings, Doris (Charles) Baker, Jacqueline (Carl) Slater, Robert (Martha) Tucker and Roger Tucker; brother-in-law, Frederick Redner. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, on Sunday, April 17, 2011 between the hours of 3-5 p.m. Funeral Services will follow the visitation at 5:15 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Hubbard officiating. Burial will take place at the family's convenience in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Children's Miracle Network or the American Heart Assoc. in Leroy's memory.  Star Gazette – April 16, 2011


TULLY Kathleen F. Doboney

of Horseheads, NY died peacefully at home on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at the age of 66. Kathy was born September 5, 1944 in Mt. Arlington, NJ, a daughter of the late James and Anne Louise Giles Tully. She worked as a manager for Fay’s Drug Store in both Horseheads and Elmira locations. Kathy is survived by daughters, Julie (Brian) Sugalski of Horseheads with dear grandson Tyler Jeter Sugalski and Denise Phelan of Hawthorne, NJ; grandchildren, David, Heather Phelan and Katelynn Costello; sisters, MaryAnn (Vince) Riccio and Jeanie (Gerald) Kerzner and many nieces, nephews and cousins. It was Kathy’s wishes that services be held privately.    Sullivan’s Funeral Home obituary  -  April 10, 2011


Van ZILE Thomas L. Van Zile

Thomas L. Van Zile, 63 of, Corning died peacefully at his home with his wife by his side after a short battle with cancer on Sunday April 3rd 2011.  He was born in Corning on October 5th 1947,  the son of Joseph and Esther (Brockway) Van Zile.  Tom married Sandra Knowlton on October 6, 1990 in Honolulu, Hawaii.  He served during the Vietnam War as corporal in the Marine Corps. Tom enjoyed camping with his wife and two dogs.  He enjoyed his job and coworkers at Citi Financial, was a New England Patriots fan and an avid channel surfer.  He is survived by his wife: Sandra (Knowlton) Van Zile and son: Christopher (Wendy) Van Zile of Corning, two sisters: Joan (Marvin) Ross of Holly, NY, Audrey (Arland) Wagner of Middlebury Center, PA and two brothers: Ronald (Ceil) Van Zile of Tioga, PA, John Van Zile of Corning and his mother Esther (Brockway) Van Zile of Horseheads. Also surviving him are his step sons, Rob (Penny) Knowlton of Mansfield, PA; Lonny Knowlton of Crocket, CA; step daughter, Tammy Knowlton of Virginia Beach, VA; grandchildren, Bradley and Carley Van Zile; Ryan and Daniel Knowlton; Paige, Hali, and Schuyler Nebrig; and several nieces and nephews.  Tom was predeceased by his father Joseph Van Zile, sisters: Carol Stage and Lola Johnson and a son Thomas Van Zile Jr.  Please join us for a short memorial service and a celebration of Toms’ life at the Corning VFW located on Baker Street on Friday April 8 at 1:00 PM. Flowers will be provided by Tom’s family.  Arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service.  Corning Leader – April 6, 2011


VOGLER Ida R. Marker

85, formerly of West Baldwin, Maine and a longtime resident of Elmira, New York died at Seaside Nursing Home in Portland on April 9, 2011.  She was born in Germany on January 27, 1926. Her parents were Josef and Armella Vogler and she attended schools in Germany.  Ida was a war bride and arrived in the United States just after World War 2.  She was a very hard worker and raised 3 children on her own in Elmira, New York. She worked as a beautician there for many years. She was very proud to become a U.S. Citizen in 1992.  Ida was predeceased by two grandchildren, Alexander and Emma.  Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Tallerday and her husband Paul of San Diego, and Elsa Marker Brown and her husband Daniel of West Baldwin, Maine. A son, Joseph Marker and his wife Patricia of Wellsburg, New York. Four grandchildren: Daniel and Ryan Marker, and Nathaniel and Armella Brown. Also an extended family in Germany.  Her services will be private.  Arrangements by Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home, Cornish, Maine.    Star Gazette – April 14, 2011


WALES Joyce Maxine Wales-Gilbert Tanner

Age 58, of Millerton, PA, went home to be with her Lord, Wednesday, April 6, 2011. Joyce was a loving mother, wife, and friend to many. Joyce is survived by her husband, Edward (Sonny) Tanner; two children, Vonda (Gilbert) Copley and Jonathan and Alice (Nybeck) Gilbert; one step-son, Edward Tanner II; five grandchildren, Oceana, Chance, Collin, Shawray and Alexander all of Millerton, PA, two brothers; John and Susan (Bolt) Wales and James and Belinda (Bell) Wales both of Millerton, PA, one sister; Jayne (Wales) and Rick Huber of Elmira, NY; several nieces and nephews and many other family and dear friends. Joyce was preceded by her father and mother, Maxwell H. and Mary H. (Lounsberry) Wales; sister, Judith (Wales) Harvey, and other aunts and uncles. Joyce was very devoted to her family and friends. Joyce was a graduate of Williamson High School, Paul Dean School of Cosmetology and Corning Community College. She worked as a hairdresser for many years. She also worked as a social worker for Tioga County Human Services and as a drug and alcohol counselor at St. Joseph's Hospital. At Joyce's request, a public memorial service will be planned. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations in Joyce's name for the construction of a memorial pond and monument, which Joyce had always wanted, c/o Edward Tanner, 84 White Road, Millerton, PA 16936. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the Jackson Summit Baptist Church, Route 328, Millerton, PA at 1:00 PM. Joyce asked that her ashes be scattered at her pond and at various places that were special to her. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.   Star Gazette – April 10, 2011


WIZELMAN Kenneth J. Wizelman

63, of Asylum Township, Pa., died Saturday evening, April 9, 2011 at his home.  Before he died, Ken wrote the following to be part of his obituary.  "I knew better but smoked two to three packs a day for forty-three years and got cancer and it killed me. I was not an addict when I was born on July 12, 1947, but by the end of my first pack of cigarettes in August 1965 I was hooked. Please quit now while you still have a chance."  Born in Gettysburg, Pa., Ken was the son of the late Leon and Bette Outwater Wizelman. He graduated from Towanda High School in 1965 and from Temple University with a degree in economics in 1970. Following college graduation, he was the manager of the Yellow Unicorn Boutique in Philadelphia whose customers included Jimi Hendrix, members of the Who, and Kris Kristofferson. Ken returned to Towanda in 1971 to be owner/manager in the family business of Outwater Pontiac-Cadillac, Inc. until it was sold in 1992. He later began an American Veterans Post, known as AMVETS Post No. 187 in Asylum Township.  Ken is survived by his daughter, Star Gubbiotti and husband Mark; granddaughter, Ava Jane Gubbiotti of Noxen, Pa.; stepson, Michael Miller; brother, Todd Wizelman and wife Belle of Wyalusing, Pa.; sister, Leslie Wizelman of Lake Wesauking; stepmother, Clara McNeal Wizelman of Wysox; several stepbrothers and stepsisters and their families; good friends, Sheldon Llewelyn and Richard Scott; many good friends too numerous to name and his faithful dog, Elvis.  Friends and Family are invited to a memorial service to be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Robert Martin officiating.  The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Ken's family will provide flowers and requests that memorial contributions please be directed to AMVETS Post No. 187, in care of Richard Dykeman, 97 Echo Beach Road, Towanda, PA 18848 in Ken's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – April 11, 2011

? EMMONS Genevieve Lena Emmons

Elmira: Born March 28, 1922 in Chicago, IL died on April 10th, 2011 at the age of 89. Mrs. Emmons was the beloved wife of James McKinley Emmons who preceded her in death in 1981. Genevieve was the mother of Lillian & Bill Szerszen, Barbara and Mike Fields both of Elmira, Kathleen and Charles Richmond of Las Vegas, Karen and Henry Branch of California. Mrs. Emmons was the grandmother and great-grandmother of many who were very dear to her heart and she loved them very much and smiled with great joy when she saw their faces and heard their voices. Mom was always loving and smiling. Her wishes were to have no calling hours. She wanted her loved ones to celebrate her life and not mourn her passing. Mom died peacefully in her sleep. She will be greatly missed; all who knew her were greatly blessed.  Star Gazette – April 13, 2011 


?  RUSSELL Betty A. Russell

69, DeLeon Springs, FL, formerly of Alpine, NY, a manager for the First Stop Oil Service, died Wednesday, March 30, 2011. Burial was held at Grove Cemetery in Trumansburg, NY. She is survived her husband, James H. Russell; daughter, Caroline Sullivan of Florida; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Mary and Frank Carey of Montour Falls, Charles and Sandy Russell of Watkins Glen, and Ruth and Mike Kirchenstiner of Florida. She was predeceased by a son, James H. Russell, Jr.  Local arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.  Star Gazette – April 15, 2011




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