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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Clippings, Obituary,  & Scrapbook Section

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA




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Joyce's Search Tip - February 2010 

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


Tri County Clippings- Page Four Hundred Ninety Five
This page includes obituaries of people with connection to our three counties but not buried in them or cemetery not identified. If local cemetery is known, see the Obituaries by Cemetery section of the site.

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


ADERHOLD Mary Elizabeth Houghtaling

Age 72, formerly of Elmira, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. Mary was born in Elmira on August 4, 1938, the daughter of the late John and Catherine Aderhold. She was predeceased by loving husband of 46 years, Ronald Houghtaling, sisters, Jean Decker, Joan Poppleton, and brother Donald Aderhold. Mary is survived by daughters, Lynn (Thomas) Rodriguez and Julie Houghtaling, grandsons, Dylan Snyder, Jared and Drew Rodriguez; as well as several nieces and nephews. Mary was a graduate of Southside High School, Mansfield University, and Elmira College. She served as a nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital and later as a school nurse teacher for the Elmira City School District before retirement and relocation to The Villages, Florida. Mary was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. She touched the lives of all who knew her with her kindness, warmth and compassion. She and her loving partner in life, Ron, spent their retirement years, happily, with lifelong friends in their Florida home enjoying life to its fullest. Calling hours will be held on Monday April 25, 2011 at McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street between the hours of 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 12:15 p.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial St. Mary's Church at 1:00 p.m. Those wishing to make donations in honor of Mary's memory may do so to The Hospice Foundation of WNY, 225 Como Park Blvd. Buffalo, NY 14227.   Star Gazette – April 22, 2011


BAKER Beverly Jean (Baker) Gustin

Penn Yan: Beverly Jean (Baker) Gustin, loving wife, mother and beloved friend, died peacefully Saturday, April 16, 2011, at Hospeace House in Naples, NY. She was born November 7, 1926 in Elmira to Edith Evelyn (Fitzwater) and Laurance Hall Baker. Beverly married her high school sweetheart, William D. Gustin, on September 11, 1949 in Horseheads. She most recently resided at the family home on Keuka Lake, where she shared many good memories of over 80 years. Beverly is survived by her husband of 62 years, William "Bill" Gustin; her three children, Gary (Maria) Gustin of Largo, FL, Robert Gustin (Marilyn Reinhardt) of Farmington, NY, Christine (Steve) Martin of Little Rock, AR; and sister-in-law, Esther G. Morrison of Mishawaka, IN and Dr. Donald L. Brooks of Elmira, honorary brother throughout their lives. She was the proud "Grammy" of Tara (Gustin) McClung, Stephanie Martin and Michael Gustin and blessed great-grandma to Mackenzie and Mackayla McClung; her niece, Debra Morrison; her cousins, Oranell Telehany and Jared Brown; and her faithful four-legged friend, Maggie. Beverly was preceded in death by her mother, father, and stepmother, Clara Gilbert Baker. Beverly graduated from Horseheads High School in 1944 and Keuka College in 1946. She then worked in the Finance Office of Elmira College. Later, she served as Vice President and Treasurer of the Canandaigua Agency, Inc. and the Gustin Agency, Inc. She assisted her husband as a key financial volunteer in the United Way organizations of Ontario, Wayne, Chemung and Schenectady counties. As a member of the United Church of Canandaigua, she sang in the choir, volunteered on many committees and church dinners. Known for her love and compassion for others, Beverly never met a stranger and her generous spirit was part of her daily life. She will be greatly missed. There will be no calling hours. Services and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospeace House, 7824 West Hollow Road, Naples, NY 14512; Honor Flight Rochester, PO Box 23581, Rochester, NY 14692; Penn Yan Public Library, 214 Main St., Penn Yan, NY 14527; or other charitable organizations of the donor's choice. Arrangements are by the Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home, Inc., Canandaigua, NY.    Star Gazette – April 19, 2011


BALL William J. "Butch" Ball

77, of Stevensville, Pa., died on Saturday, April 23, 2011, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. He was born on March 14, 1934, in Orange, N.J., a son of the late William J. Ball Sr. and Gilda H. (Dimarzo) Ball.  Mr. Ball is a retired master sergeant of the United States Army. He worked for the New Jersey Army National Guard as a chief warrant officer for 44 years. In 1990, he was preceded in death by his wife Anna Greta (Malmquist) Ball. He has been a resident of Bradford County since 1994, having moved from Washington, N.J. He is a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, in Wyalusing, and is a past member of St. Rose of Lima, in Oxford, N.J.  Mr. Ball was a member of Wyalusing American Post No. 534.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and repairing things. He liked his time spent in the outdoors, and especially enjoyed engaging in conversation.  Surviving are his children: Anna Greta Rossi and husband Joseph of Washington, N.J., Liz McFarland Neysa, of Plymouth, Ind., William Joseph III, and wife Nancy of North Pole, Ark., Peter D. and wife Barbara of Washington, N.J., and David A. and Bud of Haddon Township., N.J.; sister and brother-in-law: Wilma and Fred Santoro of Verona, N.J.; brothers and sister-in-laws: Robert J. and Pat Ball of Lebanon Township, N.J., John and Maryann Ball of Effort, Pa., Arthur and Bettyann Ball of Rutland, Mass., Eugene T. Ball of Stevensville, Pa.; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and his beloved dog Rosie.  Friends and family are invited to call on from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, Pa.   A Mass is being scheduled with Warren Hills Memorial, in Washington, N.J.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Guthrie Hospice, Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA 18848; or Warren County Chapter Hospice, Washington, NJ 07882, in memory of William J. Ball.   Towanda Daily Review – April 25, 2011


BRYANT Betty J. Cobb

age 84, of Lowman, formerly of Lindley, NY, died on Thursday, April 21, 2011. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Pastor Lloyd Cobb, in 2009. She was born in Chinchilla, PA, to Duane and Rhoda (Sturdervant) Bryant. She spent her childhood in Endwell, NY, and went to Endwell High School. After graduating she went immediately into IBM where she worked on projects for World War II. Betty had become a Christian in her teens, so after the War ended then went on to Practical Bible Training School (now Davis College) in Johnson City, NY. This is where she met her husband. They were married 61 years; 50 of those years Pastor and Betty lovingly served their Lord in Baptist Churches in New York, Maine, and Pennsylvania. Betty trained as a floral designer while in Medina, NY, and after moving to Lindley, worked for Cortrights Floral Shop. She loved gardening, ceramics, oil painting, and her many flower beds. After retirement she and her husband joined the Christian Life Baptist Church in Corning. She is survived by her daughters: Janet Cobb of Ann Arbor, MI, and Kimberly (Cyndi Wilkins) Cobb of Lowman, NY; sons: Charles (Margie) Cobb of Pekin, IL, and Bryan (Susan Carpenter) Cobb of Grass Lake, MI; brother, Aramis Duane Bryant of Oak Harbor, OH; 8 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren. Friends may call on Monday, April 25th from 4 until 6 PM at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W Pulteney Street in Corning where funeral services will follow calling hours at 6:00 PM with the Reverend John Armstrong officiating. Burial will be in Presho Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made in Betty's name to the Christian Life Baptist Church.   Star Gazette – April 24, 2011


BULGER Marie Bulger Young

86, Hilltop Manor, Johnson City, N.Y., and formerly of New Milford, Pa., died peacefully on Thursday morning, April 21, 2011 at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Johnson City, N.Y.   Born Nov. 16, 1924 in Lock Haven, Pa., daughter of the late John L. and Elizabeth Rohe Bulger. She is predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Clair W. Young and a sister, Eleanor L. Lucas.  Marie is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John W. and Marina M. Young of Milan, Pa.; a granddaughter, Mariel E. Young of Louisville, Ky.; a grandson, Paul W. Young of Milan, Pa.; a sister, Rita and Ronald Shoemaker of Williamsport, Pa.; several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; nieces and nephews.  Marie was a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School in Lock Haven and attended Lock Haven State College, where she also worked as a secretary for the Dean of Instruction. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in New Milford and its Altar & Rosary Society. She was a talented woodworker, needleworker and gardener.  Funeral services will be held at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home Monday, April 25, 2011 at 10:30 and 11 a.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Alfhonse Perikala.  Interment will be made in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lock Haven, Pa. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, 2011 at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Hallstead, Pa.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, 386 Park Ave. South, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10016.   Sayre Morning Times – April 23, 2011



57, of Milan, PA, died April 19, 2011 at home while surrounded by his family. Born on December 30, 1953, in Lancaster County, PA, Raymond was a son of the late Jay Burkholder and Margaret (Ebersole) Burkholder of Bernville, PA. Besides his mother, surviving are his wife, Cinda (Longenecker) Burkholder; children, Rick (Marcia) Burkholder of Milan, Ronda (Eric) Foster of Bethel, PA, Reena Rebecca and Randy Burkholder all of Milan; 13 grandchildren; three brothers, Michael Burkholder and Glenn Burkholder, both of Bernville, and Lee Burkholder of Manheim, PA. Visitation will be at the family home, 7881 Berwick Turnpike next to the Smithfield Country Market Store, from 2 - 8 p.m. on Thursday. On Friday, April 22, the viewing will be from 12 - 2 p.m. followed by the funeral service at 2:00 at Little Swatara Meeting House, Airport Rd. in Rehersburg, PA. Burial will follow. Assisting the family is Pepper Funeral Home, Canton, PA.   Star Gazette – April 20, 2011


CAROZZA Lynn Bohny

Burdett: Age 60, of Burdett, NY and formerly Oakland, NJ, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 19, 2011. There are no prior calling hours. A prayer service will be held on Thursday at 4:00pm at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen; Rev. Paul Bonacci officiating.  She is survived by her loving husband, Charles J. Bohny, Sr.; son Charles J. Bohny, Jr; of New Jersey; daughter, Michelle (Patrick) Busse of North Carolina; brother, Louis (Kathleen) Carozza of New Jersey; sister, LouAnn Berger of New Jersey; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Barbara and Marion Black of Pennsylvania; and 2 grandchildren.   Star Gazette – April 21, 2011


CARPENTER Shirley Carpenter Lent

82, of Towanda Pa., died Monday morning, April 18, 2011, from the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, North Towanda, Pa.  Shirley was born Nov. 9, 1928 in New Albany, Pa., the daughter of the late Floyd A. and Hazel Bennett Carpenter. She was a 1947 graduate of Wyalusing High School and in early years was employed by the Indian Trail Restaurant and the Tomahawk Restaurant in North Towanda. Shirley was later employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 23 years until her retirement in 1987.  Shirley was a past president of the Sylvania Women's Club, past president of the Bradford Sullivan Chapter of A.A.R. P. and was a member of the Towanda Ulster Bowling Association. She enjoyed traveling and organizing trips for the Endless Travelers of North East Pennsylvania. Shirley was a loving mother and grandmother and leaves many cherished memories for her family.  Surviving are: her daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Monte Hughey of Towanda, Cindy and George Suda of Fullerton, Calif.; son, Thomas Lent of Rhode Island; seven grandchildren, Sean Ennis, Kristy (Matt) Clark, Adam and Andrew Lent, Casey, Jonathan and Allyson Suda; a great-grandson, Baylee Clark; sisters, Lela Shinn of Maryland, Betty McNeal of Silverdale, Wash.; sister-in-law, Phyllis Carpenter of Binghamton, N.Y.; faithful friend, Joanie Fiester of Towanda; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Charles, Robert, Albert, Theodore and Francis Carpenter; and sister, Rose Carpenter.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 22, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Robert Martin officiating.  The family will receive friends from noon until the time of the service on Friday at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 or to the Alzheimer's Association , Northeastern Pennsylvania Regional Office, 57 North Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 in Shirley's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – April 19, 2011


CARR Gerald M. Carr

Gerald "Jerry" M. Carr, 86, of LeRaysville, Pa., died Sunday, April 17, 2011 at Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Born Feb. 8, 1925 in LeRaysville, Pa., he was the son of the late John M. and Caroline [Sibley] Carr. He owned and operated G.M. Carr & Son for 23 years before his retirement.  He attended the Dille Parish UCC, LeRaysville, Pa. Jerry was a lifetime member of the LeRaysville Fire Company where he served as president for 10 years. He was a past director at Haigh's Pond and also one of the original cast members in the LeRaysville Minstrel. In his early years, Jerry loved to play baseball and softball. Jerry and his wife Betty Jane enjoyed spending summers at their home in Sandy Pond, N.Y., and winters at their home in Frostproof, Fla., until his health no longer allowed him to travel.  Survivors include his loving wife of almost 67 years, Betty Jane Carr of LeRaysville, Pa.; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and John Clark of LeRaysville, Pa.; sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Pat Carr of Stevensville, Pa., Dennis and Linda Carr of Rome, Pa., Chris and Penny Carr of Wyalusing, Pa.; grandchildren and their spouses, Casey and Kristy McPherson, Cody Clark, Jeffrey and Sarah Carr, Lisa and Jamie Tinna, Derek and Michelle Carr, Tim and Amy Carr, Greg and Amy Carr, Chris and Heidi Carr, Cameron Carr and Taylor; 16 great grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Elwood and Janet Carr of Potterville, Pa., Vernon and Pat Carr of Rome, Pa., Romeyn and Alice Carr of Lawton, Pa.; sisters, Donna Benjamin of Elmira, N.Y., Eulalie Hurley of Rome, Pa.; numerous nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a sister and brother-in-law, Doris and Ellis Coolbaugh; brothers-in-law, Gordon Benjamin and Bob Hurley; sister-in-law, Betty Carr; son-in-law, Kelly McPherson; and a granddaughter, Tammy Carr.  Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Dille Parish UCC, LeRaysville, PA 18829.  Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the church.  Instead of flowers: memorial contributions may be made to Dille Parish UCC, P.O. Box 15, LeRaysville, PA 18829.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose, Pa.   Towanda Daily Review – April 19, 2011


CONRAD Joseph “Joe” E. Conrad Sr.

75, of Waverly, N.Y., died on Saturday, April 16, 2001 at Robert Packer Hospital. He was born November 21, 1935 in Wysox, Pa., the son of the late John E., Jr. and Josephine Lewis Conrad.  Joe enjoyed spending time with his family, and was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was employed as a loader operator for Porters, Waverly, N.Y., and was a well-known automotive mechanic in the Valley area. Joe graduated from Athens High School and was a Veteran of the United States Air Force, serving from 1954-1962. He enjoyed camping, fishing, horseback riding, and going to breakfast at Reese’s Family Restaurant. Joe was a member of the Sayre VFW Skiff-Bower Post 1536, and American Legion Post 283, Milltown.  He is predeceased by his son-in-law Anthony Rucker, brother-in-law Ronald Park, and sister-in-law Jean Conrad.  Joe is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years Darlene Patton Conrad at home, children Carol Rucker of Litchfield, Pa., Joseph Jr. and Debbie Conrad of Marysville, Pa., George and Suzanne Conrad of Litchfield, Pa., Bill and Sandy Conrad of Sayre, Pa., Walter and Sue Conrad of Athens, Pa., and Shirley and David Eggers of Ralston, Pa., 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and he was anticipating the birth of his 23rd great-grandchild, brother John and (Joyce) Conrad of N.M., sister Phyllis Park of Athens, Pa., brother Gary Conrad of Athens, Pa., and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Family and Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. A Celebration of Joseph’s Life will take place immediately following the calling hours at the funeral home at 2 p.m. with the Rev. David Eggers and the Rev. Timothy Mapes co-officiating.  Memorial donations may be made in Joseph’s name to: Robert Packer Hospital, 6 Southwest or Intensive Care Unit #2, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840.  Sayre Morning Times – April 18, 2011


CONZO Frances M. Avagliano

formerly of 17 W. First St., died Monday April 25, 2011 at Founders Pavilion.  Born January 1, 1912 in Twin Rocks, PA, the daughter of the late Nicholas and Mary Latitiza Conzo. She received her education in Twin Rocks School System. Frances and Frank Avagliano were married September 6, 1930 in St. Mary's Church in Corning, NY. Frank predeceased her February 20, 1971. She was a member of All Saints Parish attending St. Mary's Church, Corning, NY. Frances was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved her home and enjoyed cooking, baking and gardening.  Surviving, Son, Frances Avagliano of Corning, NY and Daughter, Grace (Raymond) LaShure of Painted Post, NY. Grandchildren, Frank R. LaShure, Mary Beth LaShure and James M. LaShure of Austintown, OH., Thomas J. Avagliano of Pine City, NY., Mary Lou Segreve of MA and Marge Shepard of Pensacola, Fl. Sister, Alice Crisco of Corning, NY. Also several nieces and nephews. Two great grandchildren, Jessica and Kathryn LaShure. She was predeceased by brothers, Anthony Conzo and Angelo Conzo. Son, Thomas J. Avagliano. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, Wednesday, April 27, 2011 from 4-7pm. A Prayer Service will be offered Thursday April 28, 2011 at 9:30am at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 10am St. Mary's Church, Corning, NY. Committal Prayers and Interment will be at the family plot in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY.  The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Frances's name to: St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942     Corning Leader – April 27, 2011


COUNTRYMAN Catherine J. "Ma" Sorgi

89, Ithaca, joined her loving husband on Saturday, April 16, 2011. She was born in Ithaca, daughter of the late Fred and Olive Seager Countryman and was the widow of John S. Sorgi who died in 1995.  Ma and John Established Ithaca Harley-Davidson on Trumbulls Corners Rd., Newfield in 1959. The Harley-Davidson dealership moved to Route 13, Newfield in 1964 and in 2000 they moved to their current location on Route 13 in Cayuta. Ma wore many hats during her long and colorful life including waitressing in Collegetown (where she met her future husband John), working in the Seneca Army Depot, secretarial work at Cornell, working on their dairy farm in the 50's and finally tireless years at the Harley-Davidson shop. Though she could not ride herself, she loved riding behind John on their motorcycle. In her later years, Ma loved watching her game shows, doing crossword puzzles and NYS Lottery scratch offs (you didn't want to visit her without bringing scratch offs). Her last years were made more comfortable by the care given her by her devoted daughter, Pat. Ma will be dearly missed by all the people who knew her.  Ma is survived by her children, John (Bev) Sorgi, Jean (Carol) Sorgi, Bill Sorgi, Patricia (Jim) McShea and her chosen "skinny daughter", Tammy (Sam) Bird; her grandchildren, Debra (Mike) DiBartolo, Harry (Cheri) Cooper, Michelle (Dean) Reed, Bryan (Suzanne) Reed, Tony Broeie, Billy-Jo Sorgi, Tia Bird, Jeff (Melody) Beebe, Chris (Lori) Beebe and Richie Beebe; 17 great grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren and her loving poodle, "Skeeter". In addition to her parents and husband, Ma was also predeceased by her daughter-in-law, Judy Sorgi and her brothers, Dutch Countryman and Will Robinson.   Friends may call on Wednesday, April 20th from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Bangs Funeral Home. If you have a photo you would like to add to a memory board please feel free to bring it. Graveside services will be held at a later date at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Newfield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the John S. and Catherine Sorgi Scholarship Fund, c/o Newfield Central School, 247 Main St., Newfield, NY 14867.   Star Gazette – April 19, 2011


CRIPPEN Margaret Crippen Taber (1922 - 2011)

Mecklenburg: Margaret died at her home in Mecklenburg on Saturday April 16, 2011 after a short illness. She was surrounded by loved ones until the end and looked forward to the next journey to join others she loved so dearly earlier in her life.  Margaret was born in Rutland, Pennsylvania on July 18, 1922. Her parents were Kathryn (Root) and Manning Ford Crippen, her father a Methodist minister, moved frequently with his family and ended up in Mecklenburg, New York. There Margaret met and married Grant Conger Taber on April 9, 1944. Together they raised six children on the family dairy farm. Their children observed that "when two fond hearts as one united the yoke is easy and the burden light" (author unknown). They worked together to provide a loving home where hard work prevailed and love was freely given. The doors were always open to anyone passing by and many a friend and family member could be found around the table at mealtime. Nieces and nephews joined the family every summer on the farm, they learned about hard work, being frugal and unconditional love. Margaret canned and froze fruits, vegetables and meat. There was always plenty of food and room at the table for anyone who happened by. Because there were no restaurants close by when the State of New York was building Route 79 by their home she was asked to cook lunch every day for the road crew until the road was completed. Her children were greeted when they got off the school bus with homemade cookies, cakes, rolls or other tasty treats.  She retired from Lakeside Nursing home and began to enjoy her garden, sewing and crafts even more. She loved to work in her flowerbeds and found the last winter exceedingly long as she waited for her spring bulbs to appear. Over the years her family and friends received many homemade gifts. Her handmade Raggedy Anne and Andy dolls were sent around the world as gifts. She pieced and tied many quilts. She continued to make crafts and was always looking for the next project. Their home was furnished with many antiques she refinished over the years.   Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were never for from her thoughts. Nothing made her happier than to see something of herself in each of them. She was predeceased by her husband, Grant; her parents, Kathryn and Ford Crippen and her parents-in-law, Caleman and Lenabel Taber; a sister, Esther Crippen Corbin and husband, James; brother, Lewis Crippen and wife Marion; sister-in-law, Clara Taber Pierson and husband Ralph. In addition, she had very fond memories of her favorite Aunts Mae and Martha Root who always had a special place in her heart and whom she cared for until their death. She is survived by a sister, Helene (William) Martin of Round Rock, Texas; brother-in-law, C. Lynn (Jean) Taber of Trumansburg, NY. Her children, Kathryn (Linn) Henry of Burdett, NY, John (Diane) Taber of Trumansburg, NY, Judith (James) Robbs of Burdett, NY, Nianne (David) VanFleet of Trumansburg, NY, Margaret Taber (John Fish) Burdett, NY, Mark (Michelle) Taber of Trumansburg, NY; special nephews, Lewis Crippen of Burdett, NY and a nephew whom she considered a son, James (Cindy) Martin of San Antonio, Texas. Her grandchildren, Kathryn Amanda (Henry) and Paul Godino, Kimberly (Taber) Wheeler and Gary Benjamin, John Taber II, Kenneth Taber, Adam and Regina Robbs, Martha (Robbs and Gerry Salbego, Jennifer (VanFleet) and Craig Stratton, Brent Taber, Colby Taber and Zachary Taber; her great grandchildren, Bradley Wheeler, Kristen Wheeler, Emily Benjamin, Bryson Benjamin, Christa Taber, Julia Taber, Chanel Salbego, Mason Salbego, Trystan Robbs, Ashlynn Stratton, Kendal Stratton and was looking forward to a new great grandbaby Godino in the summer; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews as well. Two special caregivers, Carol Shisler and Annette States whose care and dedication allowed for her to spend her final years in her home. Her physician, Dr. Cynthia Terry who still makes house calls and allowed her final days to be in the home she dearly loved. Special thanks to the Schuyler County Office for the Aging for their years of support. In keeping with her wishes there will be no services. The family asks friends and family to pause for a moment and remember happier days with their Mom. The family asks that donations be made to the Mecklenburg Methodist Church, 6063 Turnpike Road, Mecklenburg, NY 1483, or the Mecklenburg Fire Department, PO Box 108, Mecklenburg, NY 14863 be considered. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY.  Star Gazette – April 19, 2011 


DAVY Donald R. Davy Sr. “Indian” 

68, of Cty. Rte. 5, Addison, entered into rest 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 on Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 2-6 PM at the family residence at 1095 Cty. Rte. 5, Addison.  Arrangements are with the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home in Woodhull.     Corning Leader – April 27, 2011 


DEEGAN Bonnie Plante

Age 44 of Pine City, NY. She was born December 1, 1966 in Elmira, daughter of the late William J. and Betty Deegan and died Sunday, April 17, 2011 unexpectedly at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister Sharon and is survived by her husband Robert R. Plante, Jr.; children Brianna Delann Plante, Eric Roger Plante and Jayden Joseph Plante all at home; brother and sister-in-law William and Christine Deegan of Longmont, CO along with several nieces and nephews. Bonnie enjoyed bingo and scrapbooking and most important, being with her children at their school and extracurricular activities. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, April 21st from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 6:30 pm. Deacon George Welch will officiate. In lieu of flowers, contributions toward an educational fund for her children may be sent to Solutions Federal Credit Union, 907 Broadway, Elmira, NY 14904.   Star Gazette – April 19, 2011


DENEKA Thomas James

Please join the family and friends of Tom Deneka in remembrance of his life, October 21, 1974 - April 19, 2011. Tom was born in Corning, NY on October 21, 1974, to Charles and Virginia (Hayes) Deneka. He was a graduate of Corning Painted Post West High School; a B.S. and Masters Degrees from Clarkson. He married Mary Doyle in 1998. Tom was employed by Corning Incorporated as a development engineer. Tom's marriage to his high school sweetheart (Mary Deneka) produced two beautiful girls and many wonderful memories. Young at heart, Tom and Mary enjoyed their family time "playing" at the Lake or hitting the volleyball courts. Larger than life, Tom threw himself into his passions- and there were many. Racing cars, playing hockey and soccer, golfing and wakeboarding were all a big part in his life. He lived in the moment like few can imagine. His creativity was instinctive. Cooking for Tom was an art. And his photography captured moments with timeless clarity. Boundlessly curious and playful, Tom's energetic spirit drew friends and family into his world of fun. Practical jokes and funny t-shirts were a mainstay. Many a buddy was warned about that spot on their shirt - only to have their nose nipped with the tip of Tom's finger. Tom's cool sense of humor, inquisitive mind and adventurous nature will be missed by many. He is survived by his wife, Mary; two daughters, Jenna and Maya Kate Deneka; his parents, Skip and Ginny Deneka of Dundee, NY; sister, Bonnie (Steven) Grinnell of Corning ; brother, David (Jennifer) Deneka of Corning; sisters-in -law, Maureen (Chris) Geiger of Cincinnati, OH, Molly (Jamie) Hammack of Charlotte, NC, Anne Marie (Caleb) Burdette of Cincinnati, OH, Alyson Doyle of Columbus, OH; nieces and nephews, Cooper, Dominic, Liam, Jacob, Alena Ava, Ellarose, Lyla Grace, and Vivian Lou; his grandmother, Marion Hayes of Piscataway, NJ; aunt, Sue (Norm) Winter of Branchburg, NJ; uncle, Tom (Anna) Hayes of Lynn Haven, FL; aunt, Joan (Dan) Dandy of Newville, PA; uncle, Ken (Mickey) Deneka of Allentown, NJ; uncle, Rich (Betty) Deneka of Barrington, NH; aunt, Deborah (Brian) Walter of Eatontown, NJ; aunt, PJ Bright of Decatur, IN; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mike And Carmelita Doyle of Washington, WV ; many cousins and friends; and the family dog, Clara. Calling hours will be Friday, April 22nd from 5-8 PM at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. The funeral will be Saturday, April 23rd at 1:00 PM at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 171 West Pulteney Street, Corning, NY with Marraine Kettell officiating. The family will provide flowers and ask that memorial contributions be made in his name to the Deneka Family Fund, Community Foundation of Elmira - Corning, 307 B East Water Street, Elmira, NY 14901.


EADIE James H. Eadie

Bragg Towers: Age 81 of Bragg Towers on Apr. 17, 2011. Calling hours today at Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads from 3-4:00 pm.   Star Gazette – April 26, 2011


FISHER Mary L. Fisher

33, of Columbia St., Corning went to claim her room and join her parents in our Father’s Mansion on Saturday, April 16, 2011. She was born July 24, 1977 in Corning, NY the daughter of John Smiley and Barbara Fisher. Mary was enrolled to attend Elmira Business Institute where she would study Medical Technology.  She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Corning and loved singing in the choir.  She was a Certified Computer Technician.  She enjoyed working with computers as well as working on and repairing cars.  Mary’s son was the love of her life.  They share a special bond and she cherished every moment spent with him.  Mary is survived by her son, Dequantae Fisher of Corning; fiancé, Dorian Scott of Corning; sisters, Trenell (Patrick) Filkins of Corning and Shaleigha Fisher of Corning; 1 Niece, 4 Nephews, Aunts, Uncles and a host of cousins and friends.  The Family will receive friends at Friendship Baptist Church, Corning on Friday, April 22, 2011 from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday, April 23, 2011 from 10-11 a.m.  Funeral services will be held a 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at the church.  Committal prayers and Interment will immediately follow in Hope Cemetery, Corning.  The family asks that donations be sent to: Acly-Stover Funeral Home, 327 E. 2nd St., Corning, NY 14830.   Corning Leader – April 22, 2011


FLETCHER Ronald T. (Fletch) Fletcher

age 54, of 6729 state Route 3001, Meshoppen, Pa., died suddenly from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident that happened Saturday evening, April 23, 2011, on state Route 3004, in Auburn Twp., Susquehanna County, Pa.  Ronald was born in Meshoppen, Pa., on Sept. 12, 1956, the son of the late William and Helen Suscavage Fletcher Jr. Growing up and spending most of his life near Meshoppen, he was a graduate of the Elk Lake High School Class of 1974. After graduation he served his country in the U.S. Air Force.  For the last few years, he was currently employed by Sandvik Steel in Clarks Summit, Pa.  In his spare time Fletch enjoyed the time that he got to spend gardening with his grandchildren. He also loved to cook and enjoyed listening to music. Fletch especially enjoyed the time spent with his family and many friends, and just being in the outdoors.  Surviving is his wife of 27 years, the former Sandra Lownes Fletcher of Meshoppen; and his children, Lucas Fletcher and his fiance Tina Kranick, of Meshoppen, Pa., Jesse Sue Fletcher, of Perham, Minn., Stephanie Lownes, of Meshoppen, Pa. and Jason and his wife Kimberly Rachlin, of Philadelphia, Pa.; also his eight grandchildren, Kameron Fletcher, Aleksa Fletcher, Jayden Sack, Emily Miller, Ryan Miller, Zackary Miller, Michael Rios and Anthony Rios; and his great-granddaughter, Jada Rios. Fletch is also survived by his sister, Lorraine and her husband Greg Gibson, of Littleton, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William D. (Biggs) Fletcher who died on June 1, 2008.  Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, April 30, at the Rought Hall Post No. 510 American Legion, in Black Walnut, Pa., with Rev. Gary Myers, of the Meshoppen Biblical Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family at a later date. Family and friends may call from 2 p.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the Legion Post.  Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Meshoppen, Pa.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Special Olympics Chapter of the donor's choice.  Towanda Daily Review – April 27, 2011


FREY John “Jack” Sebastian Frey

age 84 of Stanfordville, NY died on Monday, April 11, 2011 from complications of Parkinson's disease.  Jack was born in Hornell, NY on October 7, 1926 to Sebastian Justin and Catherine “Rena” McCarthy Frey. He grew up in Corning, NY in a family of 10 children. He graduated from Corning Free Academy in 1944 and was accepted into the Navy V-12 Officer Training Program. He then studied at Middlebury College and Brown University before entering Princeton University. After his graduation from Princeton in 1950, Jack entered the Marine Corps and served on active duty and in the reserves until his honorable discharge with the rank of Captain in 1959.  Jack graduated from Harvard Law School in 1956. He began his legal career in the law firm of Swan and Frawley in Elmira, NY. In 1957, he joined the International Business Machines Corporation. His 32 year career with IBM took him to Owego, NY, Washington DC, Armonk, NY and finally to Paris, France where he served as IBM's General Counsel for Europe, Middle East and Africa. His accomplishments included contributing to IBM's successful defense against antitrust actions in the United States and Europe, and engineering one of the largest software copyright infringement settlements in history. He retired from IBM as Assistant General Counsel in 1989.  Jack played football at Corning Free Academy and Middlebury College. He followed the sport for the rest of his life, and was an avid and sometimes loud fan of the Washington Redskins. He had a sharp intellect and a prodigious memory. He read the New York Times Daily, as well as anything he could get his hands on about history and politics. He was active in Democratic support and voter motivation. He loved telling stories about his life, listening to classical music, sailing, and being a father.  He married Anne Catherine Ober on October 6, 1951 at St. Mary's Church in Corning. They had five children together. They had been married for 59 years when he died.   Jack is survived by his wife, Anne Ober Frey, his children; Catherine (Thomas) Murphy of Earlville, NY, Peter Frey of Danbury, CT, Christopher (Eszter Samodai) Frey of Amston, CT, Elizabeth Frey of Olympia, WA and Nathaniel (Kathryn) Frey of Sherman, CT. Grandchildren; Caleb (Kate) Murphy, Laura Murphy, Lucas Murphy, Olivia Frey, Trevor Frey, Alexander Frey, Ana Frey and Julia Frey. He is also survived by his sisters; Rosanne (James) Clancy of Indianapolis, IN and Kay (Edward) Canty of Schenectady, NY, his brothers; Richard Frey, Hammondsport, NY and Thomas (Jacque Cady) Frey of Rochester, NY, brother-in-law; Larry Recktenwald of San Diego, CA and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother; James Frey, his sisters; Mary Krebs, Teresa Frey, Marjorie Frey and Geraldine Recktenwald. His brother-in-law; Harold Krebs, and his sister-in-law; Helen Frey.  Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, April 29, 2011 from 6 – 8 pm at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 10:00 am at St. Mary's Church, Corning, NY.    Corning Leader – April 27, 2011    


FRANTZ Leroy Frantz

Sayre, PA: Leroy Frantz, age 77, of 114 Spring Street, Sayre, PA, died Monday, April 18, 2011 at his home. Born November 26, 1933 in Sayre, PA, the son of the late John and Lillian Smith Frantz. He was self-employed Barber for 59 years until his retirement in February 2010. Served with the US Army during the Korean War and was a Volunteer Paramedic for 50 years with GVEMS. Roy was a license commercial pilot for over 20 years. He was a avid hunter and enjoyed his motor cycles. He is survived by his wife of 56 years Nancy, his two sons, Ken and Loren Frantz; brother, John Frantz; sister, Eloise Wilson; many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by two sons, Harold and Ronald.   A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 3-5 PM, Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY. The celebration of Roy's life will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2011 with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield honoring his memory at 12:00 PM. A special tribute to Roy's life will be presented on DVD during the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Guthrie Hospice, RR#1 Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848, or GVEMS, N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, PA, 18840. Burial will be at Reniff Cemetery, Lockwood, NY.   Star Gazette – April 19, 2011M


GARDNER Nancy E. Horning

85, of Mansfield, died Monday, April 25, 2011, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, after a brief illness.  She was born Feb. 24, 1926, in Treherbert, South Wales, British Isles, to Frank and Emily Gardner.  Nancy married her husband, John, in 1945. She followed him to the United States in 1946, entering this country as a war bride.  She is survived by daughters, Julie (Michael) Johnston of Arnot, Ann West (George Baldwin) of Wellsboro, Valerie (Jeanne) Fessenden of Wellsboro; sisters, Emilie, Shirley, Barbara, all residing in South Wales, British Isles; granddaughter, Jennifer Johnston of Mifflinburg; grandsons, Michael Andrew (Kate) Johnston of Williamsport, Ryan West, Erich West, both of Wellsboro; great-grandson, Joel Riviera-Johnston of Mifflinburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, John; four brothers; six sisters; and a grandson, Matthew.  Funeral services will be Saturday, April 30, at 1 p.m., at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 South Main St., Mansfield.  There will be no prior visitation. The family gratefully declines flowers in lieu of a donation to the Mansfield Area Food Pantry.  Wellsboro Gazette – April 27, 2011


GLEASON Geraldine Ella Gleason Simmons

Wayne: Geraldine Ella Gleason Simmons died on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at her home. Geraldine (Jerry) was born on February 8, 1924 in Bath. NY. She was the daughter of Gerald and Carrie Gleason and grew up on their family farm on Grove Springs Road. For the first eight years of her education, she walked two miles to a one-room schoolhouse on Alderman Road. She attended her eighth grade graduation at the Pleasant Valley School, the district school. Then she was pleased to ride the new school bus to Hammondsport to attend high school. After high school she attended Syracuse University where she earned her undergraduate and master's degree in education. After earning her degrees, she accepted a position teaching history at Franklin Central School where she met her future husband. Together they set down roots in Franklin, raising two children. Jerry taught for a total of 37 years in Delaware County high schools. She frequently chaperoned and supervised many student activities and she opened her home to foreign exchange students. She was active in the Franklin United Methodist Church, volunteering for myriad committees and assuming leadership roles for the Administrative Council, the 150th Anniversary Historical Celebration, and the Methodist Youth Fellowship. Upon the death of her husband, Kenneth Simmons in 1984, Jerry retired from teaching and returned to Keuka where she purchased her house and land that had been in her family. She immediately began working the family vineyards with her brothers. In keeping with her family tradition of civic engagement, she served as Councilwoman on the Wayne Town Board, volunteered for the Town of Wayne History Room as well as the Hammondsport public library. She actively volunteered on various committees and projects for the United Methodist Church of Hammondsport. She also volunteered for Literacy Volunteers. She was a member of the Keukauna Club. Through her volunteer work she met many wonderful friends. Jerry is survived by her daughter, Alta Schallehn (Bernie) and son, Kerry Simmons (LuAnn), granddaughters, Nicole Schallehn Coleman, Karla Schallehn, Rachelle Simmons, and Kendra Simmons and great-granddaughter, Vanessa Coleman. She is survived by one brother, Dorman Gleason (Connie) as well as several nieces and nephews. Ever the consummate educator, Jerry donated her body to Upstate Medical Hospital for medical education and research.   At her request, a Celebration of Life has been planned for May 15 at 3 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Hammondsport. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Coming Road, Coming, NY 14830 or the United Methodist Church, 35 Lake Street, Hammondsport, NY 14840. Arrangements are by the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport.    Star Gazette – April 28, 2011


HARRINGTON Patrick M. Harrington

Montour Falls: Age 61, of Montour Falls, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls. There are no prior calling hours. A memorial service will be held on Saturday (April 23) at 3:30pm at the First Baptist Church, South St., in Montour Falls; burial will immediately follow at Montour Cemetery with military honors.  Patrick was predeceased by his mother, Lillian W. Harrington; brother, Jerry Harrington and brother-in-law, Edwin F. White. He is survived by his wife Yvonne; father C. William Harrington; sons, Michael Harrington, Christopher (Danielle) Harrington; step-sons, Steven Heath and David "Tad" Heath (fianc? Shelby Leipold); sisters and brothers, Rev. Judy White, Phillip (Missy) Harrington, Sherie (Dan) Bradley, Hollie (Julie) Harrington Tenney, David (Robin) Harrington, and Daniel (Cynthia) Harrington; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jim and Elaine Turner; three grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, one step-great-grandson; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.  Patrick honorably served in the US Marine Corps. He was employed at Shepard-Niles for 31 years and retired in 2001. Patrick loved the outdoors, and was an avid golfer, hunter and fisherman.  Star Gazette – April 21, 2011


HARRIS Ebenezer B

DuBois Evening Express - 2 May 1895, p.1

Death of An Old Resident

E.B. Harris of 609 West Weber Avenue, died on Wednesday morning at 3:50 o'clock, aged 67 years and 25 days, from heart trouble.  A wife and seven children, three of whom are living at home, mourn his loss.  Mr. Harris had been a resident of DuBois for about twelve years, and had an extensive acquaintances here.  The funeral services will be held at the residence on Friday at 2:30 o'clock by Revs. A.J. Bird and J.S. Fulton.  Interment will take place in the Rumbarger cemetery.   (Note to Joyce:  Here is an obituary for Ebenezer Harris.  I believe he lived in Tioga County, PA before moving to DuBois, PA.  He was the son of Mary and Rev. Henry Harris.  Barb Kopshina

Library Staff Assistant - Penn State DuBois)  


HEMLING Paul W. Hemling

74, of Mansfield, died Sunday, April 24, 2011, at the Green Home Inc. Wellsboro.   He was born Oct. 27, 1936, in Passaic, N.J., the son of Roland Sr. and Isabell Stewart Hemling.  Paul was a retiree of the Maryland Golf and Country Club.  In addition to his 102 year old mother, of Mansfield, Paul is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former, Katie Martin; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ricky and Clara Hemling of East Point, Paul and Kathy Hemling of Blossburg; grandchildren, John (Rebecca), Megan, Jason (Shannon), Heather Hemling; great-grandchildren, David and Lillian Hemling; sister, Isabelle Testerman of Ocala, Fla.; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by his brother, Roland Hemling Jr.   Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.  A service of Gary Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St. Mansfield.  Wellsboro Gazette – April 25, 2011


HENTON Frances A. Coleman

95, of Waverly, New York died at the Sayre House on Thursday, April 21, 2011. She was born October 14, 1915 in Alberta, Canada and moved with her parents Agnes and Frank Henton to Barton, NY in 1924. A graduate of the Owego Free Academy, she came to Waverly with her husband in 1940 and has been a valley resident ever since.  She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Max Elliott Coleman and her six older brothers and sisters. She was a beloved daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.   Fran is survived by her son Dr. D. Jackson Coleman and wife Jane of Haworth, New Jersey and her daughter Cheri Champion and her husband Robert of South Waverly. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Jeffrey Coleman (Susan); Jonathan Coleman (Hanna); Jeremy Coleman (Emily); Mark Schamel (Deborah); Kendra Vergason (Kyle); Erin Champion, Christopher Champion and nine great-grandchildren: Christian, Shannan, Jarrett, Wyatt, Jake, Juliet, Mackenzie, Maxwell, and Megan plus several nieces and nephews.  An active member of the Waverly Methodist Church, Fran belonged to the Alethia class, and had been an integral part of the harvest supper for over 60 years. She was known for her love of cooking, her love of family and community service. She worked at Knapp’s Department store and the John A. Cocco Insurance company before her retirement in 1977. Besides her family, Fran loved her church, her friends, her card partners and her golf friends at Tomasso’s.  A period of visitation with the family will be held at the Waverly Methodist Church from 2:00 to 3:00 Saturday, April 23, 2011 with a celebration of her life to follow. In lieu of flowers, friends may consider a contribution to the Waverly Methodist Church or Waverly Free Library in her memory.  Those wishing may send a private sympathy message of remembrance for Fran’s family.    Sayre Morning Times – April 23, 2011


HODGE Constance (Connie) Hogan

83, of South Waverly, Pa., died after a battle with cancer on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at home with her family by her side.  Born March 24, 1928 in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Dorothy (Gorton) and Orville Hodge. She married Charles Hogan on August 1, 1953 at Saint James Catholic Church in Waverly. He died January 6, 2001. She is also predeceased by her infant son, Louis.  Connie graduated from Waverly High School in 1945. She was a member of Saint John’s The Evangelist Catholic Church in South Waverly, the Altar and Rosary Society and Birthday Club. Connie retired from the Sayre Area School District where she worked as a secretary at Snyder Elementary. She volunteered at ElderWood Healthcare Facility, helping with the bingo program and was a member of the Waverly Senior Citizens.  Connie loved to cook, shop and was an avid reader. Her family was her greatest joy, always attending her children and grandchildren’s sporting events and school activities. She will be deeply missed by all.  She is survived by her four children, Teresa (Terri) (Mike) Graham of Corning, N.Y., Patrick (Sue) Hogan of Clinton, Pa., Rita (Ed) McDonald of Athens, Pa., and Charles (CT) (Penny) Hogan of Sayre, Pa.; grandchildren Steven Collea, Shelby, Kathleen and Victoria Hogan, Tava, Stephen, Patrick and Courtney McDonald, Jeremy Hogan, Jessie (Jordan) Shaw; great-grandchildren Thomas and Charles McDonald, Hogan and Jack Shaw; her sisters Shirley (Paul) Madigan of Waverly, N.Y., Patricia Ferguson of South Waverly, Pa.; brother-in-law Robert Hogan of Waverly, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, April 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home, which is located at 449 Park Ave., Waverly, N.Y. A prayer service will be held at 9 a.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial that will be celebrated Wednesday, April 27 at 9:30 a.m. at Epiphany Roman Catholic Church in Sayre, Pa. The Rev. Vincent Langan will officiate.  Those wishing may direct memorial donations in Connie’s name to the American Lung Association, Guthrie Hospice or a public library of your choice.   Sayre Morning Times – April 26, 2011


JOHNSON Charlotte E. (Johnson) Dodge

70, of Big Pond, Pa., died with her family by her side on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital after an extended illness. She was the loving wife of Loren Z. Dodge Jr. The couple was married for over 50 happy years. Charlotte is survived by her husband Loren, her daughters: Linda (Randy) Frisbie and Lori (Chris) Seymour, both of Big Pond; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents: John and Florence Mae (Barrett) Johnson, and her beloved brother Robert Johnson Sr. who died in 1994.  Services are private and at the convenience of Charlotte's family. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa., has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in Charlotte's memory to the NEPA Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure ®, 300 Mulberry Street, Suite 305, Scranton, PA 18503 or to the American Cancer Society , 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.   Towanda Daily Review – April 23, 2011


KOZEMKO Nicholas Karl

age 24, born August 7th, 1986.  He died unexpectedly Thursday, April 21st, 2011. Nicholas was survived by his father, Karl Kozemko; mother, Elizabeth Buffy Hackett-Christman; son, Nicholas Karl Kozemko Jr.; fianc?, Miriah Everett; sister, Krystal Kozemko-Baker; brother-in-law, Bradford Baker; nephew, Justice Baker; grandparents, Richard and Ellen Hackett, along with numerous loving, caring, loyal friends, cousins, aunts and uncles. Nick was an avid sportsman with a lifelong passion for hunting and fishing as well as many other family adventures and sporting activities. Nick graduated Horseheads High, was previously employed at Trayers and Kennedy Valve, with continued education at CCC. Family and loved ones are invited to join us for a celebration of Nicks life at Olthof's, 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira NY on Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 from 4 pm to 6 pm with services to follow at 6 pm.   Star Gazette – April 26, 2011


LAFFERTY William A. "Bill" Lafferty

On the evening of Thursday, April 14, 2011 Canton resident William Alan Lafferty died while at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was 73 years of age. Born Dec. 16, 1937 in Altoona, Pa., he was the son of William D. and Beatrice (Gunnert) Lafferty. Bill was a graduate of the former Williamsport Area Community College (now Pennsylvania College of Technology) and worked as an architect/engineer in the Pittston and Towanda areas. Later he was employed for a while as maintenance engineer at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, and eventually as an architect with the Foors firm in Elmira, from which he retired. Following his retirement Bill continued to do consulting work. After residing 31 years in Elmira Bill moved to Alba where he met his present wife, Arlene Griffin Tillotson, and they were married Nov. 28, 1998. They shared twelve happy and wonderful years. In his spare time Bill enjoyed golfing and rarely missed an opportunity to be out on the links. He was also a man of great faith in the Lord, and expressed his love of Jesus through song. For many years Bill was a familiar face in the choirs of both the Alba Christian Church and the Grover Church of Christ. He also sang as part of the patriotic and spiritually uplifting "America" chorus which traveled the region in the days following September 11th, 2001. It was his way of helping to heal the broken hearts of the people following the events of that tragic day. A genuine "people person," Bill will always be remembered for his outgoing, friendly demeanor and keen sense of humor.  Bill is survived by his beloved wife, Arlene, at home; daughter, Kendra Lafferty of Granville Summit; son, Kyler Lafferty of Minneapolis, Minn.; step-daughter Connie (David) Rutkowski of Waterford, Pa.; grandchildren, Kendrick and Kenyon Lafferty of Troy, Christopher Lafferty of Minneapolis, Minn.; step-grandchildren, Stephanie and Ryne Rutkowski of Waterford; brothers, Richard (Nancy) Lafferty of Groton, Conn. and Dennis (Nancy) Lafferty of Enterprise, Pa.; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Carol Leighton.  A celebration of Bill's life will be held at 11 a.m. on April 30 at the Grover Church of Christ with his minister, Pastor Will Strunk, and his good friend, Pastor Kirk Smethers, officiating. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Grover Church of Christ, 498 Grover Rd., Grover, PA 17735. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.   Towanda Daily Review – April 17, 2011


LAFFERTY William A. "Bill" Lafferty, age 73, died on the evening of Thursday, April 14, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital. He was a retiree of the Foors Company in Elmira.  Services will be Saturday, 11:00AM at Grover church of Christ, 498 Grover Rd., Grover, PA (about 2 miles south of Canton). Arrangements by Morse & Kleese Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – April 27, 2011 


LANE Robert L. Lane

83, of East Smithfield, Milan RR 1, Pa., died Monday evening, April 25, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., with his family that loved him by his side.   Robert was born in Rome, Pa., on Oct. 20, 1927, the son of Robert and Laura Ransom Lane. He worked for a while in the coal mines on Barclay Mountain and was later employed by the Athens Foundry for 33 years. Robert retired from the Waverly Casting Facility. Robert had a nickname for all his family and friends and often told wonderful stories of days gone by. Robert was a loving husband and exceptional father who was always there for his family when needed. He will be remembered as a hardworking honest man, a loyal friend and as a brilliant carpenter. He remained steadfast to his beliefs and values and will be missed by all.  He is survived by his wife, Ruth Coats Lane, with whom he would have celebrated 60 years of marriage on May 19, 2011; eight children, Laura (Richard) Snyder, Wanda Hildebrandt, Robert Lane III, Joseph (Mary) Lane, Gerald (Diane) Lane, Gary Lane, Patricia Lane and Thressa (David) Thompson; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a special sister-in-law, Joyce Beherns, whom Robert loved like a daughter and was always a great source of love and support.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Shannon Lane; and a sister, Phelda Pelton.  The funeral and committal service will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, May 2, 2011, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Robert Martin officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends on Monday from 5 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.   Towanda Daily Review – April 28, 2011 


LEA Jean Plaisted

age 76, of Elmira NY, died on Saturday April 23rd, 2011 at Chemung County Nursing Facility. Jean was born on October 19th, 1934 in Skegness, England. She is survived by her three daughters, Dawn (Joe) Weiskopff, Gail (Max) Vroman and Mary Potter; 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Jean was predeceased by her mother, Frances Mary Lea; husband, William Plaisted; also great grandchildren, Caleb and Conner Tuning. She was an avid Bingo player and loved spending time with her family. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport on Tuesday April 26th, 2011 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM with Funeral and Committal Service there at 8:00 PM. The Reverend Edward Crandall and her son in-law, Reverend Max Vroman will officiate. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorials to the Teeter Family Fund, C/O The Elmira Wesleyan Church, 1100 South Main Street, Elmira NY 14904 in Jean's memory.    Star Gazette – April 25, 2011 


LONGACRE The Reverend Jacob L. Longacre

A life well-lived is a precious gift of hope and strength and grace from someone who has made our world a brighter, better place. The Reverend Jacob A. Longacre, 85, of Battlecreek Road, Athens, Pennsylvania died, on Monday evening, April 18, 2011.  Jacob was born on Feb. 4, 1926 in Reading, Pa., a son of the late Rev. David Longacre (who served at St. John's Church in Boyertown) and Clara (Andrews) Longacre. He was a graduate of Boyertown High School. Following high school, Jacob enlisted into the U.S. Army and proudly served his country in Europe with the 1257 and 138 Engineer Combat Battalion. Jacob graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Haverford College. He continued his studies and graduated from the Lutheran Seminary at Gettysburg and Temple School of Theology where he received his Masters. Upon graduation from seminary he was called to Lancaster where he and Marguerite served the Lord for five years. (1952-1957) In 1957, they were called to serve St. Stephen's Church in Bethlehem, where they served the remainder of his ministry, until his retirement in 1987. In 2001, Jacob and Marguerite moved to Windham Township, to be near family and enjoy retirement. Dedicated to serving his Lord, Reverend Jacob would serve as a substitute at the St. John Lutheran Church in Sayre. He enjoyed reading, traveling, photography and being surrounded by those he loved.  Reverend Jacob is survived by his wife of nearly 58 years, Marguerite Longacre; their children, Suzanne Perry Bachman, Greta (Bob) Larkin, Barbara (Jeff) Wiseman, Helene Longacre (Andrew) Price, Jacob (Elizabeth) Longacre, Mark Longacre; 20 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; a brother and sister-in-law, David and Chloe Longacre; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Donald and May Leister; sister-in-law, Pauline Kline; several nieces, nephews and their families survive along with a host of many friends he made over the years. He was predeceased by his parents; sons-in-law, Scott Bachman and Thomas Price; and a grandson, Steven James Wiseman.  The funeral and a celebration of Pastor Jacob's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 22, 2011 at the St. John Lutheran Church, 207 South Hopkins Street., Sayre, Pa., with The Rev. Richard Mowry officiating. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.  Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to St. John Lutheran Church, 207 South Hopkins Street, Sayre, PA 18840 in loving memory of The Reverend Jacob A. Longacre. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols.  Towanda Daily Review – April 21, 2011


LYNCH Lucy Brill

Horseheads: Age 82, died Friday, April 22, 2011 at Elcor Health Services. Lucy was born in Lewiston NC, a daughter of Floyd and Gertrude (Bazemore) Lynch and was the last surviving of eight children. She was predeceased by three sisters and four brothers. Lucy was also predeceased by son Thomas Brill in 1992. She is survived by her husband of 57 years Ralph E. Brill; sons, Ralph E. Brill, Jr. of Ithaca and Wayne Bazemore of Winton NC; grandchildren Michael and Christopher Brill of Knoxville TN; several nieces and nephews. Lucy enjoyed time spent with family. She liked listening to music, being outside and gardening. She has a great love for her cats. Private services will be held. Those wishing may remember Lucy with a donation to the Chemung County SPCA, Route 352, Elmira NY 14903. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.    Star Gazette – April 24, 2011


MARZO Terry W. Marzo

Elkland, PA: Terry W. Marzo, age 60, of 502 West Main Street, Elkland, PA, died Sunday, April 17, 2011 at his residence. He was born August 5, 1950 in Blossburg, PA, the son of Benjamin and Patricia Marzo. Terry was the owner of Marzo Beer Dist., Elkland, PA. He is survived by his wife, Sandy; son, Anthony Marzo, Elkland, PA; daughter, Bree (Aaron) Vargeson, Osceola, PA; grandchildren, Lily and Reed Vargeson; mother, Patricia Marzo, Elkland, PA and brother, Joe (Glenda) Marzo, Woodhull, NY. Terry was preceded in death by his father, Ben in 1993.  The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 PM at Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., 214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA. The family will provide flowers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the "Children's Section" of the Elkland Public Library.  Star Gazette – April 19, 2011


McCARTY Vesta Minnier

Vesta A. Minnier a lifetime resident of Sullivan Co, died at the age of 91, at her home on Monday, April 25, 2011.  Vesta was born on September 1, 1919 in Forksville PA a daughter of the late Clinton and Rachael Collins McCarty, one of ten children.  She was employed at various locations throughout Sullivan Co. but is remembered most for her exceptional cooking skills. Her greatest joy was her love of family, friends and her pets.  Vesta was a life time member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 996 of Dushore, and a member of New Albany V.F.W. Auxiliary.  She is survived by her children; Mona Raye and (Ralph Holmes; Ronald and Bernie Minnier; Donita and Rich Ramin; Vaughn Minnier; Kim Minnier and Cindy Smith; Randy and Mary Ellen Minnier and her  long time loving companion of 30 years Bruce Yanney, 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.   Vesta is preceded in death by 2 sons; Monte Kent and John Dawson, 7 sisters and 2 brothers.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Hillsgrove Methodist Church, in Hillsgrove Pa, with Pastor Linda Renninger officiating.  Interment will follow in the adjoining parish cemetery.   In lieu of flowers memorial may be directed to the Guthrie Hospice, RD1 Box 154, Tomahawk Rd, Towanda, PA 18848-9415 in her memory.   Funeral home obituary – April 26, 2011


MOTT Mary Lou Mott Chadwick

Mrs. Mary Lou Mott Chadwick, age 78, of Camptown, Pa., died peacefully on Monday, April 18, 2011 at her home with her loving family at her side.   Mary Lou was born in LeRoy, Pa., on March 3, 1933, a daughter of the late Wesley and Alma Lamont Mott. She graduated from Canton High School a member of the Class of 1949. She married Jim Chadwick of Merryall on Dec. 27, 1954. She was a homemaker and a loving spouse, mother and grandmother. She loved her family and her friends dearly.   She was a member, elder, and trustee of the Camptown Presbyterian Church, and a member of the Camptown Civic Club.  Surviving are: her spouse, Jim; son and daughter-in-law, Jay and Barb; two daughters and sons-in-law, Gina and Karl Peterson and Julie and Ken Howard; sister, Dorothy Smithgall of Canton; sister-in-law, Wanda Chadwick of Inverness, Fla. and Dorothy Ann Brabson of Titusville, Fla.; grandchildren, James W. Chadwick II, Lauren Ann Chadwick, Wyalusing, Pa.; Jonathan and Katie Peterson, Orlando, Fla.; Joseph and Roxana Peterson and great-granddaughter, Grace of El Salvador; Dan Howard and fiancée Colleen Potter, Keith Howard and Claire Howard of Wyalusing, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Robert Mott; and three sisters, Jean Holcomb, Marion Holmes and Bernice Holcomb.  A funeral service will be held at noon on Saturday, April 23, at the Camptown Community Church with the Rev. Bill Westbrook and Rev. David Dewing officiating, Friends may call from 10 a.m. until noon.  The family will provide the flowers and requests that memorial contributions be sent to the Camptown Presbyterian Church, PO Box 163, Camptown, PA 18815 or 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 – April 19, 2011 



Horseheads: Age 69 of Middle Rd. Horseheads passed after a brief but courageous battle with cancer on Mon. Apr. 18, 2011 at home surrounded by his family. Blaine was born to the late William and Lillian (Gosline) Overacker. He is survived by his wife of nearly 48 years Sharon (Bower) Overacker; Son and daughter-in-law, Brett (Rosemary) Overacker of New Canaan, CT; Daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle (Sal) Cicconi of Horseheads, NY, Elaine (William) McGettrick of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren Brittany, Courtney, Shelby and Lily Overacker, Isabella and Lia Cicconi, Nicholas Pariso and Madison McGettrick; sister, Wendy Planavsky of North Tonawanda, NY; sister-in-law, Roxana Lewis of Horseheads, NY; nieces and nephews, Tracey Belsky, Jason Planavsky, Elizabeth Hausburg, Wayne Hausburg and many other extended family members and friends and K-9 buddy "fluffernutter". Blaine was a retired electrician and member since 1961 of the IBEW Local 139. He was a member of the Town of Veteran Planning Board for over 10 years and has spent countless hours as a volunteer on the restoration of the Eldridge Park Carousel since the inception of the project. Blaine was a muscle car enthusiast having recently finished the restoration of a 1930 Ford Hot Rod. He was also the former president of Twin Tier Chapter of the Mustang Club of America. He loved his family; attending his grandchildren's sporting events and took pride in their accomplishments. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads Today Wed. April 20, 2011 from 4-7:00 pm. His service will follow calling hours at 7:00 pm. Graveside committal service will take place at the convenience of his family. Flowers are acceptable and those wishing may also remember Blaine with memorials to the Chemung Co. Humane Society and SPCA 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903 or a charity of ones' choice.    Star Gazette – April 20, 2011


PACHUTA Leonard Joseph "Skip" Pachuta Jr.

Leonard "Skip" Joseph Pachuta Jr., 56, Waverly, died 04-13-2011.   Arrangements: Tioga Point Crematory.    Star Gazette – April 17, 2011


ROGERS Harris L. Rogers

Harris L. Rogers, 88, of Pine Valley, died on Monday, April 18, 2011 at his home. Harris was born on Mary 23, 1922 in Nichols, NY a son of the late George E. and Junia (Munn) Rogers. He was a graduate of Southside High School class of 1941 and in 1942 entered into the US Navy where he proudly served his country until 1946. Following an honorable discharge, Harris was an Elmira Police Officer and later worked at Ward LaFrance in Elmira Heights. Harris enjoyed reading, especially history books; was a wonderful story teller and artist. He is survived by his sister Frances Wooster, Pine Valley; three nieces, a nephew and one cousin. Harris was predeceased by his parents; sisters Virginia Rogers and Cecil Louise Poley and brother George "Lloyd" Rogers.  A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in the Nichols Cemetery.   Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols.  Star Gazette – April 21, 2011


SHUPP Leland R. "Sunfish" Shupp

of Avery Station Road Factoryville passed away Thursday afternoon at Mercy Tyler Hospital in Tunkhannock.  He was born on Dec. 22, 1931 in Tunkhannock son of the late Leroy and Agnes Shupp.  Sunfish was a 1951 graduate of Tunkhannock High School, an Army veteran, and for over forty years was employed as a boilermaker for Chicago Bridge.  He was preceded in death by a brother Ronald Shupp and a sister Shirley Davis.  Surviving is his wife of 52 years, Jean Zeme Shupp, a daughter Tina Shupp of Sugar Run, a brother Roger Shupp of Tunkhannock as well as nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26, from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Officiating will be Fr. David Betts of the Church of the Nativity BVM in Tunkhannock. Interment will be in Sunnyside Cemetery Tunkhannock. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday evening from 6 – 8 p.m.   Towanda Daily Review  – April 22, 2011 


The Era, Bradford Pa. Tuesday November 26, 1940



SMEAD Elias L. Smead, 81, resident of West Branch for the past 13 years, died at Warren at 9:30 pm yesterday after four weeks serious illness.  Born at DuBoistown, Pa., April 4, 1859, he was a carpenter by trade during his active years.  He had retired in June, 1934, due to ill health.  He was a member of the Salvation Army congregation.  Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Jane Smead: three sons, Harry and Wilbur Smead of West Branch and Glenn Smead of Warren: 11 grandchildren: three great-grandchildren: and a brother, Frank Smead of Tyrone.  The body was removed to the Koch-Chatley Memorial chapel, where the funeral service will be held at a time to be announced later.   (SMEAD Elias Lowe- born 1859 died 1940; buried in Clermont Cemetery, Sergeant Township, McKean County – Painted Hills Genealogy Society)


SMITH Timothy Mason Smith

Timothy "Tim" Mason Smith, 62, of Appomattox, formerly of Romney, W.V., died Saturday, April 23, 2011 at the VA Medical Center in Salem, Va. He was the loving husband of Nancy Boor Smith for 19 years.  Born in Towanda, Pa., May 24, 1948, he was a son of the late Mason Sanford Smith and Lillian Russell Smith. Tim proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was wounded in a mine explosion in 1970 for which he received the Purple Heart Medal. Tim was passionate about hunting and he enjoyed traveling to Black Water Falls and Cannan Valley, W.Va. He especially loved being involved with 4-H in both Florida and West Virginia, where he was a shooting sports instructor and cooked for 4-H camps.   In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Russell Smith and wife, Sarah of Aiken, S.C., Meredith Smith-Osborne and husband, Jason of Washington, Laurie A. Muse and fiancé, Matt Marker of Fort Ashby, W.Va., Melissa "Missy" Wilcox and husband, Jeff of Appomattox. He was affectionately known as "Papi" to his grandchildren, Bailey, Chaz, J.C., Ashleigh, Brittney, and Tristan; his brother, Rhett Smith and wife, Carol of Linden, Pa.; his sister, Tracy Shaylor of Towanda, Pa.; and special friends Bill Hardenburg and John DuFossé.  The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel, Lovingston.  A service with full military honors will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.  Those wishing to make memorial contributions please consider, 4-H Extension Office P.O. Box 1880, Romney, WV 26757 or your favorite charity.  Towanda Daily Review – April 26, 2011


SNYDER William J. "Bill" Snyder

77, of Genesee, PA, died Sunday, April 17, 2011 in his home.  Born December 7, 1933, in North Fork, PA, he was the son of John D. and Gladys M. Steadman Snyder. On May 30, 1952, in Harrison Valley, PA, he married the former Pearl Benson, who survives.  He was employed by Consolidated Natural Gas for 39 years, retiring in 1990. He was a member of the Gold Baptist Church and served on the Northern Potter School Board in the 1960’s and 1970’s.  Surviving besides his wife, Pearl, are: a son, Terry (Kim) Snyder of Genesee; three daughters, Debbie (Tim) Freeman of Ulysses, Edie Jo (Bernie) Seligman of Genesee, and Sandy (Chuck) Symonds of Elkland; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Edwin Sndyer and Ralph E. Snyder.   Friends may call Wednesday, April 20, 2011 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Thursday in the Gold Baptist Church, Gold, PA, with the Rev. Frank Mickle, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Potter County Hospice, Coudersport, PA 16915, the Gold Baptist Church, 35 SR 449 North, Genesee, PA 16923, or the Genesee Library, Genesee, PA 16923.  Solomon’s Words for the Wise – April 18, 2011


SOLOMON Edward J. Solomon Sr

82, of Hilton Head, S.C., died Monday, April 25, 2011 at DeKalb Medical Center.  A native of Athens, Pa., he was the son of the late Peter and Anita Thorp Solomon, and was preceded in death by his brothers Jack Thorp and Charles Solomon and his sister Anna Solomon Dolan.  Ed was a graduate of Athens High School, and enlisted in US Marine Corps where he served as the Admiral’s Orderly aboard the USS Boxer.   He went on to attend Mansfield University and became a member of the Pennsylvania State Police.  He was employed by the Leigh Valley Railroad and Ingersoll- Rand in Athens, Pa., and retired from Thatcher Glass Manufacturer in Horseheads, N.Y.  Ed was the beloved husband of Dona M. (Shadduck) Solomon, whom he married in August of 1956. Ed and Dona raised their family in Sayre, PA.  Survivors include his wife Dona of Hilton Head, S.C.; sister Jeanne Solomon Bozung(Paul) of Seaford, N.Y.; his children Edward J. Solomon Jr. of Athens, Pa., Mary Alice Solomon Ricardi(Robert) of West Palm Beach, Fla., Christopher M. Solomon and his wife Andrea of Stone Mountain, Ga., Anita M. Solomon of North Providence, R.I., and Peter C. Solomon and his wife Julie of Sunbury, Pa.; Mother-in-Law, Beatrice Shadduck; and Sister-in-Law, Gabrille Thorp.  He was grandfather to seven grandchildren Sue Ann Neal, Alexis Cooper Solomon, Maya R. Solomon-Messier, Andre C. Solomon-Messier, Edward J. Solomon III, Olivia M. Solomon, Abigail R. Solomon; and one great-grandchild, Israel Neal.   Sayre Morning Times – April 28, 2011 


WADE Randy Michael Wade

53, died on Wednesday, April 27th, 2011, at his home in Round Rock TX. Randy was born May 24th, 1957, in Elmira NY, the son of Harlan and Arlene Mowry Wade. Randy was predeceased by his twin sister, Pamela Lee; maternal grandparents, Curtis and Jessie Mowry; paternal grandparents, John and Eleanor Wade. In addition to his parents, he left behind to cherish his memories his life companion, Robert S. Claiborn; siblings, Allison (Steven) Harper with their daughters, Kaitlyn (with fianc?, Mark Dittmar) and Kristen; John Wade with daughter, Kaela; Sean Wade, with sons, Joshua and Kyle and Judy Wade, with children, Briana Moore (with sons, Courtney and DaShawn), Anthony Knight, Jr. and Alivia Knight; along with several aunts, uncles and cousins, and good friend, Kay Stead. Randy graduated from Southside High School in 1976. At time of his death, he was employed by the City of Austin in the Employee Register System. He had an enormous love of the organ and took great joy in researching and exploring organs around different states. Arrangements under the direction of Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale, TX. In lieu of flowers, the family suggestions making memorial contributions to American Cancer Society or Hospice Austin, 4107 Spicewood Springs Road, Austin, TX 78759    Star Gazette – April 28, 2011


WANZO Herman Earl Wanzo

age 91 of Deland, Fla. died on April 15, 2011. He was born and lived in Athens and Sayre, Pa. for 71 years. He retired from American LaFrance, Elmira, N.Y. in 1981. He owned a photography studio in Sayre for many years, taking wedding photos. He moved to Debary, Fla. in 1990 with his wife, Mildred of 60 years. She resides at Oakwood Gardens Nursing Home, 451 S. Amelia Ave., Room 311, Deland, Fla.  Also living is his daughter, Deborah (Donald) Thompson, Debary, Fla.; his stepson, John E. Stanko, Sayre, Pa.; his step daughters, Gloria (Bill) Durland, Wyalusing, Pa.; Dorothy (Jerry) Young, Ormond Beach, Fla.; his brother Carlton Wanzo, Athens, Pa.; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and extended family.  There is no service planned at this time.  In lieu of flowers, cards can be sent to Mildred at the Oakwood Gardens address. Donations can be sent to Oakwood Gardens or Florida Hospital Hospice Care, 770 W. Granada Blvd. Ste 304 Ormond Beach. FL 32174-9976   Sayre Morning Times – April 20, 2011


WEED Edwin E. Weed

Millport: Age 85 of 216 Johnson Hollow Road Millport, NY died on Friday April 22, 2011 at The Chemung County Nursing Facility surrounded by his loving family. Edwin was born April 8, 1926 in PA the son of the late Earl and Helen Weed. He married his wife, Martha J. Clark Weed, on July 4, 1953 and she pre-deceased him on May 21, 2007. He was also pre-deceased by several brothers and sisters. Ed was a retired carpenter having worked for Jurusick Builders in Elmira Heights, NY. Edwin loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed by everyone. Edwin is survived by his daughter: Connie Clark of Pine Valley, NY; son: Kevin E. Weed of Millport; granddaughter: Penny & George Kastenhuber of Horseheads, NY; sisters: Mildred Burns of Elmira Heights, NY and Elsie Crane of East Smithfield, PA; sisters-in-law: Loretta Meade of Ithaca, NY and Lorena Coolbaugh of Elmira, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, a host of caring friends, and his faithful dog Hank. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Thursday April 28, 2011 from 6-8 PM. Edwin's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. The Family would like to thank Dr. Thomas Rodgers, the Nursing Staff of 4A at The Arnot Ogden Medical Center and the Nursing Staff of 5th Floor at The Chemung County Nursing Facility for the tender loving care given to their father and grandfather.   Star Gazette – April 24, 2011



June 25, 1952 - April 12, 2011: Joyce D. Gray, beloved wife of David Gray died on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, the youngest daughter of Dr. Elmer J. Weinheimer and Dr. Frances W. Weinheimer of Ocala, FL. Survivors include her husband, David A. Gray; daughter, Leslie Gray and son-in-law, Mike; son, Jasen Gray and daughter-in-law, Kelly Gray; step-daughter, Deirdre Gray; step-son Travis Gray and daughter-in-law Christy Gray; sisters, Hope Hasselkus and Linda Peet; brothers, Bill Weinheimer and Don Nielsen; grandchildren, Alexis, Cameron, Taylor Gray and Hope Gray. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, April 23, 2011. Services will begin at 11:00am in First Assembly of God Church located at 1827 NE 14th Street Ocala, FL 34470. Joyce and Dave Gray are charter members of Hamilton Mill Presbyterian Church and ask that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Hamilton Mill Presbyterian Church, 5125 Braselton Highway, Hoschton, GA 30548. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550.    Star Gazette – April 24, 2011


WHITE Glenn M. White

70, of Sebastian, FL died Saturday, February 5, 2011 at VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach, FL.  Born in Tioga County, Pa. on January 6, 1941, Glenn was the son of Delbert and Helen Hillyard White. He grew up in the Addison area. He left as a young man and enlisted in the US Army, serving from 1958-1964 where he belonged to the 82nd Airborne Division. Glenn left the military and settled in the west where he spent some time in California involved in stunt work for the television industry.  He later settled in New Mexico where he met and married the former Nancy Ortega. He operated a small appliance business where he sold and serviced sewing machines and vacuum cleaners. He moved to Vero Beach, FL six years ago where he was able to spend time with his brother Roger as well as other family members in their visits to Florida.  Surviving are his wife, Nancy White of Albuquerque, NM, his daughters, Debbie (Sam) Valdez of Farmington, NM and Glenda (Rick) Floyd of Albuquerque, his son, Roderick White of Albuquerque, his brothers, Roger (Mona) White of Vero Beach and Paul (Patty) White of Cameron Mills, his sisters, Anita (Harry) VanZile of Middlebury Center, Pa., Patricia Waring of Addison and Carolyn (Rick) Andrews of Woodhull. Also surviving are several grandchildren and great grandchildren, a special friend, Judi Ryan of Sebastian, FL and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Dale White and Franklin White.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 30 at 1:00 PM at the Woodhull Cemetery Chapel. Rev. Brian Diffenbacher will officiate. He will be buried in Woodhull Cemetery.   Corning Leader – April 27, 2011


WOOD Linda D. Hinckley

59, of Kirkwood, died peacefully after a long illness.  She was predeceased by her parents, Calvin and Marcella Wood. Survivors include her husband, Donald Hinckley; her son, James Tanzini; her daughters, Cynthia Coleman, and Mellissa Vaughan; her grandchildren, Anthony, Matthew, Ashley, Amanda, Mikayla, Marceia, and Renzie Tanzini, along with Zachary and Hunter Vaughan; two great-grandchildren, and her brother Robert Wood. Linda's caring generosity and kindness touched all who knew her. She will be missed.  At Linda's request, memorial services will be held privately.  Towanda Daily Review – April 17, 2011


WREN John P.

Age 69, of Halderman Hollow Rd., died unexpectedly on Apr. 26, 2011 at Corning Hospital. He was born Jan. 24, 1942 in Oneida, NY, a son to Patrick and Loretta (Gilbert) Wren. John is survived by his wife of 47 years, Donna (Barlow) Wren; daughter, Lisa Pruden of Painted Post, NY; son, Thomas (Christina) Wren of Beaver Dams, NY; grandchildren, Amanda Matkosky and Justin Pruden; great-grandchild, Maddox Mahoney; brothers and sisters, Patricia (Duane) Burgdoff of China Grove, NC, Catherine (Donald) Wittman of Westmoreland, NY; brother-in-law, Gary (Linda) Barlow of Earlville, NY; sister-in-law, Nancy Elberson of Oneida, NY; and several nieces and nephews. John was a manager at UPS for 15 years. For the last 25 years, John and his son have been owners and operators of the former John's Auto and Truck repair now Wren's Auto Center in Big Flats, NY. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and landscaping, trips to Colorado with his son, and time spent with his family. He was a veteran of the US Navy and locally a 26 year member of the Big Flats American Legion. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Friday, Apr. 29, 2011, from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 p.m. His service officiated by the Rev. Bern Lytle will be celebrated in the funeral home on Sat., April 30, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. where military honors will also be accorded at the conclusion of his service. Those wishing may remember John with memorials to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or American Lung Association, 1595 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14620.   Star Gazette – April 28, 2011 


YOUNGS Richard E. "Dick" Youngs

78, of Wellsboro, died on Sunday, April 17, 2011.   He was born on Feb. 10, 1933, in Ulysses, a son of the late Earl J. and Cora (Gardner) Youngs. He was the husband of 55 years of Clara (Smith) Youngs.  Dick enjoyed hunting, woodworking and loved watching car races. He was employed for 33 years at the Walker's Tire, Wellsboro.   Dick is survived by his wife, Clara; two sons and daughters-in-law, Henry "Hank" and Sue Youngs of Wellsboro, Richard "Rick" and Glenda Youngs of Covington; two daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Joe VanDergrift of Covington, Cindy and Lonnie Cook of Paint Rock, Texas; sister-in-law, Betty Youngs of Coopers Plains, N.Y.; half-brother, Nathan J. Youngs of Leland, N.C.; seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be private. The family requests no flowers. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro.  Wellsboro Gazette - April 19, 2011



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